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  1. any point in reading reviews?

    Quote Originally Posted by NickZee View Post
    I review a lot myself, but ultimately the reviews should be moderated by the reader if the reader doesn't know who the reviewer is and what their preferences are. The best reviewers, of which we have maybe 2 or 3 on this site, are so good at describing a fragrance that even when they personally dislike a fragrance you can determine that you will like it, or vice versa! I myself am too lazy in my reviews to achieve this but occasionally I try. I review mainly to keep track of my own thoughts,
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  2. Wearing women's fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by NickZee View Post
    It depends on whether you are wearing perfume for

    1) your own pleasure or
    2) to convey who you are and what state of mind you are in, either to yourself and/or to others.

    In the first case, the masculine/feminine descriptor has no purpose, "wear what you like". In the second case, the feminine/masculine distinction can often be a useful descriptor if it has been carefully considered by the fragrance house. But note breakdowns and ultimately your
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  3. Gifts Under The Mass Market Christmas Tree

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    As I sit here, next to our Christmas tree, reveling in the smell of my Christmas gift - Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo - I have some very pleasant thoughts.

    We were discussing, on this thread, the pricing of niche fragrances - Andy Tauer versus Dusita. Dorje123 opined that it was tough to enter the market now as a new, affordable Henry Ford, and I agree. But it got me thinking. A bit off ...
  4. The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance Day 36

    Quote Originally Posted by Mythrol View Post
    Day #36: Scent - Santal Noble by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    My Ratings: Scent - 8/10. Overall - 8/10

    A very high quality fragrance that while falling short of a masterpiece is still really good. I enjoyed wearing Santal Noble. It has just a slight touch of powder and smells ever so slightly dated due to it but this fragrance just smells nice guys. It opens with incense and a very strong coffee bean note, almost surprising so. Behind this is a sandalwood note that I might
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  5. The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance Day 35

    Quote Originally Posted by Mythrol View Post
    Day #35: Fragrance - The Art of Shaving Sandalwood & Cypress
    My Ratings: Scent - 6/10. Overall - 5/10.

    The most synthetic and fake Sandalwood in the entire quest. There is an alright fragrance here, heck the drydown I might even call "nice" but the opening is so full of extreme amounts of black pepper and synthetic Sandalwood that it ruins any chance for me. On first spray you are overwhelmed with pepper, fake Sandalwood, and cypress. I'd actually consider this
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