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  1. 100 Fragrances Every Frag-Head Guy Should Try, part 15: The Greatest Hits, Part 3


    Thanks for sticking with me through what’s turning into a neverending series of blog entries. As always, please comment, especially if you have any suggestions or complaints. I’m no expert and I don’t pretend to be – I’m just an avid fan.

    With that I give you:

    The Greatest Hits, Part 3

    Yeah, I know. Three days of really obvious picks and over-exposed mall scents. Any of you who have read my mini-reviews for the last couple of years ...
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  2. 100 Fragrances Every Frag-Head Guy Should Try, part 14: The Greatest Hits, Part 2


    The Greatest Hits, Part 2

    40. Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier





    I have to admit that I find Le Male’s success quite confusing. From a marketing perspective, it’s so gratuitously homoerotic that I’m amazed straight men even consider buying it. From a smell perspective, it’s a sweet, ...
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  3. Leather/Iris

    Okey Dokey. For everyone who asked me to report back, here we are. For everyone who is not interested in this thread, well I would move swiftly on if I were you.

    First, a caveat, I am just a keen novice and these are only my views....

    ..and Sari, I hope that you are here. I have something to tell you!!

    WHY THIS QUEST?
    Well, I like Iris, and I like Leather, and I was thinking about Iris and Leather together. It seems to me that there is something ...

    Updated 4th January 2012 at 05:16 PM by Foustie

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  4. 100 Fragrances Every Frag-Head Guy Should Try, part 13: The Greatest Hits, Part 1





    The Greatest Hits, Part 1

    There’s something to be said for popularity. The most popular scents are destined to be the most influential, simply because more people smell them. Of course, there’s a downside to popularity, mostly the result of derivative schlock copying and trying to cash in on fads without using any real artistic creativity (Bleu de Chanel, anyone?). But there have always been scents for which a perfect storm of smell, marketing, the ...
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  5. 100 Fragrances Every Frag-Head Guy Should Try, part 12: The Chypre's Last Gasp


    Here are a couple more selections for today. As always, please comment with any arguments or suggestions!


    The Chypre’s Last Gasp


    Much has been said in critical circles about the death of the chypre in popular mass-market perfumery. Many blame the 1990 IFRA restrictions on the quantity of oakmoss allowable in a perfume (oakmoss being the base of the chypre structure), but I personally believe that the chypre was dying long before any oakmoss restrictions came ...
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