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  1. Re: How many fragrances do you really need in an ideal fragrance wardrobe?

    Well,

    As my tastes and ability to better pick scents apart has improved this number has increased.

    Right now I'd say 25-30 would cover most of the major genres with room for variety in the...
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    Re: Égoïste age ?

    Don't get bogged down in details.

    Fathead chrome sprayer bottles are plenty tasty. So unless you are trying to flip it for profit just wear it and enjoy.

    /Acey
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Givenchy Insensé (1993)

    50 cc splash bottle

    /Acey
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 1st September, 2020

    Today ...

    Miss Dior (1947) edt splash

    /Acey
  5. Re: Beginner looking for a fragrance that smells like the forest

    Look a little further and the get

    Itasca by Lubin.

    <hehe>.

    Trust Acey
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    Re: Good classic-style beginner niche fragrances?

    Well

    Acquire the 30 ml of Nicolai New-York (not Intense).

    I didn't even have to read the other replies. Do it.

    /Acey
  7. Re: Recommendation for Men's Fragrance in a Office/School setting

    Some ideas,

    Baldessarini
    Bowling Green
    Eau Sauvage
    Gendarme
    Prada L'Homme L'Eau

    Cheers,
    /Acey
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 27th August, 2020

    Oud Palao by Diptyque (2015). I love this stuff.

    /Acey
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    Re: A question about Paco Rabanne vintage bottle?

    Older isn't necessarily better with PRPH.

    It's been around a long, long time and was in the cupboard of half the Western male population. Not always out of the sunlight and stuff.

    Third &...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th August, 2020

    Habit Rouge L'Eau in small quantities.

    /AC
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Canoé by Dana (1936)

    Barbershop goodness.
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    Re: Modern fragrances which smell older/classic

    Varvatos Vintage & Dark Rebel are my first thoughts.

    /AC
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    Re: Modern fragrances which smell older/classic

    Varvatos Vintage & Dark Rebel are my first thoughts.

    /AC
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    Re: What perfume to wear on a date(day)

    The same thing you wear to a job interview.

    Nothing.

    /Acey

    If you get "invited back" then you start to think tactically. Remember, "you only have one chance to eff up a first impression."
  15. Re: Older/classic fragrances younger people may enjoy?

    This is a good list.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Givenchy Ysatis 30 ml art deco spray
    Lot 804188
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    Re: Is Bleu de Chanel Parfum a Dud?

    I liked the parfum a lot the handful of times I wore it (drive-by spritzes) and might prefer it over the edp if I'd had both available when I bought the big 150 EdP.

    And I bought the EdP because...
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    Re: CHANEL EGOÏSTE discontinued?

    Who peed in your corn flakes, bro?

    /AC

    I have a new, sealed year one bottle that I'm waiting for the right moment to open. It's just staring at me. And, yeah, I love the stuff.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Looks like I scent twinned with Bavard when I chose Moschino Pour Homme (1990) this morning.

    I brought the bottle with me to the office and topped off a couple of times, so the base is built up...
  20. Re: Any amazing Camphor-centric fragrances out there?

    It's not strong but it's very clear, the eucalyptus note in HdP 1828 Jules Verne.

    Its incredible such a hard-to-handle note is one of the bones in of my favorite everyday three-season masculine...
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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    Today I paired Kouros (4th gen chrome shoulders) with Mugler Cologne.

    Turned out fairly good but pretty soon the Kouros dwarfs the Cologne since it's drydown has such a long taper compared to the...
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage and Creed Bois du Portugal.

    These three are all so notable that anyone could make reasonable arguments for any ranking they might feel is right.

    I don't know about your Heritage but I only own the edt (in a few different...
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage and Creed Bois du Portugal.

    These three: BdP, New-York, Heritage are each flavors of possibly my favorite style. They're all clearly different, but if you like one, odds are ten-to-one you'll dig any of the others. That is to...
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    Re: Pasha de Cartier

    Well,

    Pasha is quite new to me, but peep my SoTD history and you'll see what I think about it.

    Funny, bc I think highly of Cartier as a house but somehow let this one slip through for the...
  25. Re: Just wondering why the Basenotes clock is 6 minutes fast

    Bump

    The system clock is still off badly. This is sysadmin 101 and has nefarious side effects.

    websearch: ntp daemon config

    for further info. But it needs fixin'.

    /Acey
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Dunhill Blend 30 50 cc splash edt, full w/ box.

    /Acey
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Wore GFFM yesterday, R de Capucci today, and mid-vintage Antaeus at this very moment.

    /Acey
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    Oh, another guy who speaks Ardbeg? Nice to see you around.

    /AC
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    Oh, another guy who speaks Ardbeg? Nice to see you around.

    /AC
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    My wardrobe is public. Minus the ones having no directory entry (three or four).

    But I'm looking an an overall shrink. I've figured out what I wear, and what I don't. It's a state that takes many...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Cosmair Polo, 59cc spray.

    My younger bottle— "Eau de toilette" on the box, rather than "Cologne" as shown on the elder specimen. Both are very nice.

    I'm sniffing my wrist spot where I always...
  32. Re: Your "chore" scents or dumb grabs at the moment

    Since it's summer lately I've tended toward Dior Homme Cologne (current jus) when I'm just walking to the market or catching a late meal at a burrito shack.

    Mugler Cologne is a good one, too. I've...
  33. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I wish it came in Guerlain-esque 1L flacons. One can dream ...

    /Acey

    p.s. Probably my favorite jus on any given day. #luvitsomuch
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    Re: Who's tried Les Indémodables? Thoughts?

    I stopped by Scent Bar (Luckyscent) yesterday and got my first sniffs on a few of these.

    I like what I see (nice packaging mechanicals and art) and the compositions all have an original twist but...
  35. Re: Penhaligon are discontinuing English Fern & Douro

    Penhaligon's is cranking out *waaay* to many varieties the past couple of years.

    As I see it, many of the new once are just small twists on a baseline composition, differing only in strength and...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Xeryus by Givenchy (1986)

    /Acey
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    Re: Givenchy III Discussion

    Here's my bottle of pure parfum: shiny gold label.

    (And don't you love how the bottle has "cleats" that connect it to the base with a quarter twist. So spiffy.)

    /Acey
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

    Jaipur Homme eau de toilette
    (bottle as shown)

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS1UGkMPtV4AIN9pMUBsQFR741s-xCaiKCzMUksLVwUgdqNbv58RQ

    /Acey
  39. Re: Paco Rabanne 3rd edtion just arrived! splash.

    Good bottle.

    I personally think around 3rd/4th edition is the sweet spot for PRPH. Face facts; it's a late 70s release. The odds of deep vintage being off are just too great.

    And this was...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Azzaro Pour Homme (1978) in the six-sided sticker label bottle.

    /Acey
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    Re: Can people be grouped into taste categories?

    Well,

    I find my position to be congruent to this infamous quip,

    "I have the simplest tastes.
    I am always satisfied by the best."
    —Oscar Wilde

    :-P
    ./Acey
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    To your question: I finally caught Bloomingdale's with a tester of OG Kiton (red) and put it on a cotton puff first then two sprays on my left arm.

    Nickle review: Fahrenheit cut with Green Irish...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    */duplicated during database index window/*
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur EdT-inspired cheapie?

    Homebrew:

    OG Pierre Cardin for Men as your base with Monsieur de Givenchy (or Weil Silver) layered on top for the citrus.

    I just tried this and it's right there where you are trying to go.
    ...
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    Re: Does chest hair increase longevity?

    me —>

    https://media.giphy.com/media/65ODCwM00NVmEyLsX3/giphy.gif

    /AC
  46. Re: Recent Fragrance Releases You Feel Have Been Overlooked?

    I pocketed a fifty cc of Azzaro pH Intense at Ross a year or so ago and am about to get a 100ml. It's too good and cheap to run out of.

    Oscar de la Renta Gentleman is quite tasty and no one...
  47. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    As a neo-classicist in this department in that I cap letters from the left side of the keyboard by pressing the shift key with my *left* pinky (oh, the horrors), you seem to have learned what my left...
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    Re: Favorite violet fragrance?

    Ho, wait—I thought you liked Green Irish Tweed.

    I'd expect that one to be your default reply here.

    It is for me.

    (It's no violet soliflore, tho, which is what the OP is after. Has anyone...
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    Re: Neroli Fragrances

    +1 (I came here just to mention this one.)

    /AC
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    My Marshall's had three or four bottles of Banana Republic Neroli Woods for $25 and five or six Brooks Bros New York ($20 still).

    Note: this store has stopped using the "chastity belt" anti-theft...
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    Re: What do you wear purely for yourself?

    In the spirit of upstream replies,

    I concur that I do wear everything that I wear because at that moment I want to wear it. I do have filters that I apply when on duty at work or around the family...
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    Re: Fragrance pictures

    Roger & Gallet Open Black lacks a photo, so here is a license free / unlimited use photo from my collection.

    Sorry that it's .jpg, not a transparent .png, but I don't have any editing tools on my...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    My old neighborhood Ross had Banana Republic Slate and Cordovan, one bottle each. 20USD I think was the ask.

    More notably, the ladies side had one bottle of Clinique Aromatics in Black for $40,...
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    Re: Should I even bother with Fahrenheit?

    Irrespective of the "current vs vintage" angle,

    I say: don't force it on yourself.

    When I was a newbie I thought it smelled weird.

    Now I have smelled about one-third of what Luckyscent...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    H2H == Head to head (1:1 comparison).



    Hmm. I think great fragrances are timeless.

    How does that fit your worldview :-P

    /AC
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I like it, too. If you went FB, good for you, but if not, I suggest a H2H with AdP Colonia Essenza. And you can get the latter *waaay* more affordably.

    /AC
  57. Re: Recommendations of a fragrance for a kind but pessimistic, gloomy and melancholic woman?

    Just reading the thread title the first thing that came to mind is ...

    Pour Homme (1987) by Salvador Dali.

    I totally can see it worn by a woman who fits that brief.

    /Acey
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    Re: Explain your icon

    I was a career man at an airline at the time and now work in software.

    It's widely reasoned that Y2K was a non-event is due *precisely* to the millions of man-hours of code review and validation...
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    Re: Explain your icon

    That brings up a good point:

    Because the avatar changes *everywhere* it would be displayed when it's changed—including prior forum posts—these descriptions won't make much sense months or years...
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    Re: Explain your icon

    My current one is a pencil sketch of Loki's golden helmet from the Marvel Cinematic Universe that I found on DeviantArt. I like to rotate occasionally but this is my current "self".

    /Acey

    p.s....
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I like to think of 1881 as the Sport flanker of Lauder for Men.

    Or am I alone in this conception?

    /Acey
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    Luckyscent has 15% off Histoires de Parfums

    Stardate (ISO8601): 20190721

    Checkout code: HDP15

    This house has tight pricing controls (cf., CHANEL) so such a coupon is often your best bet, unless you can tolerate camping for a good deal...
  63. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Payday funds went to a bottle of:

    Cedrat Boise

    I expect frequent wears to the office on warm, summer days.

    ...
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    Re: Everyday compliment getter for teen?

    Have you considered the original Baldessarini (2002)?

    It always strikes me as a great, easy-going smell for a young man.

    BN link, http://www.basenotes.net/ID26122178.html

    /Acey
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    Re: Fougère Starter Pack of 8. Your picks?

    I won't double up on ones already meantioned, but add ...

    Cartier Pasha
    Penhaligon's Sartorial
    Roger & Gallet L'Homme

    /Acey
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    I was at the mall this weekend and Bloomingdale's had Egoiste and Antaeus out for sampling.

    Mind you, this store is in a major market / high rent district (West LA) so it's more common to find the...
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    Re: Why is your favorite genre your favorite?

    Well,

    My tastes have broadened massively since becoming a BNer, but my go-to genre always has been and remains pungent herbal / aromatic / balsamic jus, which were in abundance when I was...
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    Re: Why is your favorite genre your favorite?

    My tastes have broadened massively since becoming a BNer, but my go-to genre always has been and remains pungent herbal / aromatic / balsamic jus, which were in abundance when I was reaching my...
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    Re: Your guilty pleasure fragrance

    Mustang (2007, Ford)

    I should wear this more often, tbh.

    /AC
  70. Re: Pick Top 5 Most Masculine Fragrances You Have Smelled?

    First thoughts ...

    Boss No.1

    Bel Ami

    Kouros

    Quorum
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th July, 2019

    Pour Homme Gold by Weil

    https://www.alombredesmarques.fr/media/028__010462900_1503_07092018.jpg

    /Acey
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    These should be good. Trudon is a candlemaker shop turned perfume house. We've seen nice stuff come from the candle makers over at Diptyque.

    I think Trudon stuff will get some advocates once more...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th July, 2019

    L'Homme Intense (Prada, 2017) for today ...
    https://slimages.macysassets.com/is/image/MCY/products/7/optimized/10462007_fpx.tif?op_sharpen=1&wid=354&hei=430&fit=fit,1&$filtersm$&fmt=webp

    /Acey
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    Re: acqua di parma suggestion

    Likewise, I received this information (fwiw, I was told , not I read ) this same detail late in 2018 from what would presumably be a reliable (or, more reliable than random forum trolls) source.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th July, 2019

    It's back-to-work Monday in —

    Ninfeo Mio

    https://shopping-premiereavenue.com/en/uploads/13241/fill/570-0/ninfeo-mio.jpg

    /Acey
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th July, 2019

    Earlier ...

    https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/ab567971-64ab-4251-b3c1-b671582f6597_1.809be2fdf635b90ee94097c824075e8b.jpeg?odnHeight=450&odnWidth=450&odnBg=FFFFFF

    Later ...

    ...
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    Re: Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    They are both, today, better than 97.8% of everything at wherever store you see them available.

    Neither relies on oakmoss, and sandalwood is has been rarer for way longer than evernia prunastri so...
  78. Re: Woodsy wood scent - a bit deep, a bit dark, a bit dry, and definitely masculine. Any suggestions

    Itasca by Lubin.

    Peep the reviews and see what you think.

    /Acey
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    Re: Azzaro Wanted vs Azzaro Wanted By Night?

    I agree with her.

    I prefer you in Wanted by Night.

    :-P

    /Acey

    srsly, it's my preferred jus, but I like the OG Wanted lots, too.
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    Re: Azzaro Wanted vs Azzaro Wanted By Night?

    I agree with her.
    I prefer you in Wanted by Night.

    :-P

    /Acey

    srsly, it's my preferred jus, but I like the OG Wanted lots, too.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Also wow: I'd never seen a 200cc of Insensé (spray, no less) until now.

    Nice pickups!
  82. Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme , 89% Volume Vintage ......

    Mine is a 50 ml and the juice is quite pale also.

    Here's the one shot of it I have on hand.

    /Acey
  83. Re: Making labels for decants without a label maker?

    Well,

    If I were decanting for sale I'd use a P-touch or equivalent labeling system, unless your time is unlimited and you can lay down an artist-level quality of script or calligraphy.

    In the...
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    Re: Talking Shop About Barbershop (Scents)!

    "Barbershop" is one of my perennial favorite styles.

    It must have something that brings powder, to harken the scent of the scented talc used to dust your neck after a trim incl. a straight razor...
  85. Blind Buy Reports — tell everyone here! (decants count, too!)

    BN members, we gather here now to ask ...

    What did you blind buy —recently or in months past—and did you flip /modify / tweek your opinion from what you sniffed in the opening sprays?

    Any...
  86. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    I have 100 ml Carven L'Eau Intense coming to backup my 1 oz. spray that I am wearing out. I like this in the summer.

    https://s1.thcdn.com/productimg/1600/1600/11244982-3894459190282820.jpg
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    I, too, am in awe of Quarry's efforts (and results)! And, fwiw, I echo Cook.bot's inquiry about the rationale for a barrier beneath the rocks.

    SoTD is ...

    L'Eau Intense by Carven

    ...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I know at least one: it's a riff on the foundation laid by OG Nino Cerruti (1979) which came as a surprise when I finally smelled Insensé.

    I was all, like, "well I know who you are" when I got my...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Some Gianfranco Ferre for Men from a clear shoulders (2nd) edition.

    I had some mid-vintage Quorum on earlier in the day before we went to the hot tub. Love that stuff.

    /Acey
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    The Silver is a good classic citrus freshie at the price. I find it more in the style of Monsieur de Givenchy & Eau Sauvage than TF Gray Vetiver that's been mentioned (I don't get much vetiver to my...
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    Re: Any Perfumes that Smell of Vintage Flex Shampoo

    Well, since this thread got bumped ...

    I heard "balsam" in so many shampoo ads when I was a kid that I thought it was a fundamental ingredient in all true shampoo.

    Balsam must have been the...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I would like to have that offer, I'd probably pick it up, blind.

    $20 for a Guerlain?—at worst, a fantastic room spray for the wc!
  93. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    Solid points here.

    I'll pass on a trick that I finally hit upon in just the past year.

    When reading reviews, try to find someone whose *dislikes* closely mirror your own.

    In practice, this...
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    I will summon a certain robotic chef by citing ...

    Bois du Portugal

    One of my faves, too.

    /Acey
  95. Re: Is L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake a blind buy?

    Agreed. I bought it blind early on in the hobby and gave it away. Nice sprayer, tho.

    /AC
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    EdP
  97. Thread: Soap battle

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    Re: Soap battle

    Oh,

    Forgot to mention Prada Amber pour Homme (and the Intense version).

    Reviewers often allude to smelling like expensive soap, with which I concur.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Pasha by Cartier.

    I'm so glad I discovered this stuff.

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcTx_ik3lBEJxDOMr1CVhZCSjmzYX4X6bzXVxMIXEBruOq1v0Bv9

    /Acey
  99. Thread: Soap battle

    by AceyMan
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    Re: Soap battle

    Well,

    If we're taking submissions ...

    Xeryus by Givenchy

    I just took a scan at the first few reviews and several said "soapy".

    Plus, it's awesome jus.
  100. Thread: Iris Question

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    Re: Iris Question

    Because I think the value is there and any one could be unisex I'd encourage you to visit Bloomingdale's or it's ilk and try the whole Prada L'Homme line.

    They are all takes on an iris heart and...
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