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    Re: Acqua di Parma or other???

    I read in some reviews that capucci eau pour homme has resemblance to Colonia. i am not familiar with Capucci but maybe others can relate.
  2. Re: What fragrance would "Donald Draper" of MadMen wear to work?

    Brooks Brothers 1818. the smell of "old money".
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    Re: Best italian fragrance for men (resurrected)

    Grigioperla by La Perla
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    Re: Gandini 1896 Lime and Basil Colonia

    I do agree with you regarding sampling but unfortunately most of my buys are blind and based on reviews since here in Israel we have only drugstore frags and only the modern aquatic kind.
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    Gandini 1896 Lime and Basil Colonia

    I am looking for a casual summer frag and intended to buy Monsieur de Givency but according to the reviews it is so "watered down" that it doesn't make sense. i wonder about the gandini line...
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    Rochas Moustache or Monsieur de Givenchy

    I am looking for a nice citrus for summer and need to decide between the two which are easily found on the net and reasonably priced. the rochas is the Concentree version and the givenchy is the Les...
  7. Re: What has a strong black pepper note but not sweet?

    L.V Piper nigrum
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    Re: What is cheaper alternative to Eau Sauvage

    you can go for Moustache Cologne by Rochas. it was made by the same perfumer of eau savage Edmond Roudnitska and its kind of dirty citrus frag. it can be easily found for around 40$.
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    Re: Dirty English mystery

    This is exactly the mystery!!!
    how can it be that most of us hardly detect it and others get this good longevity and sillage.
    maybe the current juice is from very old stock (2008) that gone bad...
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    Dirty English mystery

    I am interested in buying this frag and last week i sampled it in a shop. i sprayed it on paper and it was Delicious.
    the scent was very nice with heavy presence. i enjoyed it for almost a week. ...
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    Re: Traditional British barbershop scent

    I tried most of Floris line but wasn't impressed by any.
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    Re: Traditional British barbershop scent

    thank's for your comments. i am willing to pay extra for RACQUETS but i read so many reviews bashing penhaligon for cheapening their frags and that the quality isn't there any more. i am curious...
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    Traditional British barbershop scent

    I am looking for a traditional British barbershop scent and narrowed my choices to Taylor's shaving shop cologne or Penhaligon's racquets formula. how do they compare in term of quality? taylors...
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    Re: Yatagan by Caron: an old forgotten classic?

    Old forgotten=yes
    classic=no
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    Re: Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men

    It is "politically correct" in our forum to abuse each and every reformulation or relaunch of a frag. but this is not the case with GBH. the relaunch is exactly like the vintage ( i have both) it is...
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    Re: New Fan di Fendi Pour Homme

    Cheap, generic, disappointing. i can not believe it's the same house who created Fendi UOMO.
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    Re: Brooks Brothers Black Fleece Red, White & Blue

    I am not familiar with the Black Fleece but i join the excitement of 1818 cologne. A real hidden gem. .
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    help with megaminimall.com

    Hi
    I found brooks br.1818 cologne for a good price 26 $ in megaminimall.com.
    is anybody familiar with this retailer?
    i understand they deal with many products and not specially with perfumes, but...
  19. Re: Your favourite traditional British perfume house

    Each of the companies mentioned has good or mediocre frags. my favorite is GFT EUCRIS. very unique scent that stand out in the crowd. another favorite is TOBS Mr. Taylor.
  20. Re: Citrus cologne with good sillage & long lasting?

    +1
    Ferre bergamotto marino
  21. Re: Citrus cologne with good sillage & long lasting?

    +1
    Ferre bergamotto marino
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    Re: Why do certain basenoter hate Creed so much?

    I much appreciate houses who built their reputation over years of producing excellent products( guerlain,hermes, chanel).
    I have no respect to houses who sell mediocre products for prices that...
  23. Thread: On Roses

    by damon
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    Re: On Roses

    Azzaro Acteur- rose+ leather
    Domenico Caraceni 1913-rose+ incense
  24. Re: Uomo? by Moschino or Versace L'Homme - which one do you fancy more?

    Versace L'Homme. classic and timeless.
  25. Re: The most unique smelling frag in your collection?

    Azzaro Acteur. rose and leather. very unique.
  26. Re: Can anyone suggest an "Aftershavey" or Aftershave-like cologne?

    Brooks Brothers 1818 Cologne. Old school barbershop style.
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    findperfume.co.uk

    I just browsed this web retailer and they have some nice deals. i am not familiar with this company and it was not mentioned here as far as i remember. does anyone have any experience with them? are...
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    Re: Your Favorite Italian House and Scent

    All the above mentioned + DOMENICO CARACENI 1913, a very nice rose centered smell.
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    Re: Your Top Hermés male fragrances ?

    Bel Ami
    Equipage
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    Re: Reformulation survivors

    giorgio Beverly hills is simply identical to the original and Hermes Bel Ami is not identical but even better than the original.
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    Re: Best musk colgone for men

    Acca Kappa Muschio Bianco. not so popular or well known here in basenotes but an excellent White Musk frag.
  32. Re: Is there any reason that I should not buy Equipage?

    Buy it!!! don't hesitate. Equipage is THE masterpiece of the art of perfumery. it's my signature scent since 35 years and i wish it will still be around for many years. last week i was in...
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    Re: What is your favorite fragrance of all time

    Hermes Equipage. timeless masterpiece!
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    Re: The Most Classic Smelling Men's Cologne

    Hermes Bel ami and equipage
  35. Thread: Chanel Antaeus

    by damon
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    Re: Chanel Antaeus

    Maybe he was arrogant and utterly obnoxious but he definitely had great taste in perfume!
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    Re: tsar or equipage?

    vintage or new,equipage by far.
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    Re: Hermes Impressions

    I find most of hermes modern scents rather mediocre , TDH included. they are trendy, safe, nothing unique or outstanding.
    On the other hand Hermes masculine of the past EQUIPAGE and BEL AMI are two...
  38. Thread: Chanel Antaeus

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    Re: Chanel Antaeus

    Chanel's best. A timeless masterpiece.
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    Re: New Fragrance: L’Occitane Immortelle de Corse

    Yes, this is the contest. it wasnt released in europe last year but just recently because it was not supposed to be distributed
    commercially as it was a project to the perfume contest, but...
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    Re: New Fragrance: L’Occitane Immortelle de Corse

    Actually this frag is a creation of Claire Chambert , french perfumer who won first place for this creation in 2010 in France annual
    perfume contest. personally i had my doubts but i have to say...
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    Re: help! fruity/boozy/tobacco fragrance

    +1 .very boozy almost liquor like with strong tobacco note.
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    Re: The house of Dior vs Chanel

    chanel by K.O
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    Re: Your Top 3 fall/Winter 2011 Fragrance

    knize ten
    chanel antaeus
    Hermes Bel ami
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    Re: What is the better smelling leather scent?

    when it comes to leather there is Knize ten and all the rest.
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    Re: L’Occitane Immortelle de Corse

    I bought a bottle this evening. regardless of the "gender" issue, i think it is a lovely frag. i really like the later stages when the tobacco takes the lead.
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    Re: L’Occitane Immortelle de Corse

    thank you very much for your words of wisdom. i stated that i find it a unisex frag and i want to know what others think about it.
    i thought this is the idea of this forum, to share views and...
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    L’Occitane Immortelle de Corse

    I visited L’Occitane shop today and when i was testing Immortelle de Corse i was told by the sales woman that this is a woman frag and it is also presented in the women display. i find it sweeter...
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    Re: Most masculine fragrance ever?

    Fendi Uomo, the "king" of masculine powerhouses.
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    Re: What Frag(s) Literally Make You Sick?

    Terre d Hermes and Habit Rouge.
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    Re: What are your top three Incense frags?

    Etro Messe De Minuit
    LV incensi
    Knize sec
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    SMN, only one frag to choose, your pick?

    i visited the firenze shop few years ago and wasnt too impressed with the line. i think it had to do with my lack of experience with niche perfumery. i am going to visit there again and now with more...
  52. Re: best fragrance for winter from Hermes/YSL/Chanel

    Hermes: Bel Ami
    YSL: Opium pour homme
    Chanel: Antaeus
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    Re: The perfect White Musk?

    Muschio Bianco by Acca Kappa.
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    Re: Italian Perfumes - guidance needed

    campomarzio 70 is a lovely chain. try the shop in the pantheon. they have Domenico Caraceni 1913. wonderful frag, bought it there last month for 65 euros. the santa maria novella shop is very close...
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    Re: Van Gils Classic.

    van gils is almost identical to another 80' frag named french line by revillon. i remember using them both
    during the 80' and always found them like twins.
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    Re: Knize 10 or M7 or Bel Ami .....

    knize 10 followed closely by Bel ami and you can pass on M7
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    Re: Top 3 most masculine scents

    Chanel Antaeus
    fendi uomo
    Knize 10
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    Re: Your 2 scents worth ...

    Chanel Antaeus
    Hermes Bel Ami
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    Poll: Re: Among some Hermes

    I find most of Hermes later releases quite mediocre including Terre. if you want to enjoy Hermes go for Equipage and Bel ami.
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    Re: Best musk fragrance?

    Muschio Bianco by Acca Kappa
    +1
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    Re: So I Ordered 'Fumerie Turque' Today

    What are you in for? simply put: HEAVEN!!! the highest craftsmanship of perfumery. i just returned from a month visit in Italy
    mostly visiting niche companies and shops(many can be found in...
  62. Beware of fragrancex free international shipping!

    Bad news. Fragrancex free international shipping is not free anymore to many countries.
    even worst is when you place your order with them they accept the "free" code and tell you the shipment is...
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    Re: Paco Rabanne - One Million... Underrated!

    Not underrated, simply bad. one of the worst frags ever created, if not THE worst. so cheap, so synthetic, so sweet, so cloying.
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    Re: Your Three Perfect Ten Out Of Ten Fragrances

    knize ten
    chanel Antaeus
    Hermes Bel Ami
  65. Re: Is there a frag that we all (or most) can agree on that smells great?

    Acqua di parma colonia
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    Re: Favorite LEATHER fragrance(s)

    Knize ten
  67. Re: Giorgio For Men By Beverly Hills - How Would You Rate It

    5/5 .maybe the best powerhouse still exist .
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    Re: "Churchy" smell fragrance

    Incensi by L.V smells like the inside of old Italian basilica.
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    Re: PONTACCIO 21 - Classy Dynamite !

    This is one of the best frags ever created. it present sophistication and elegance starting with the unique bottle design, the seductive smell , the longevity and the nuclear sillage. David's...
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    Bijan men cologne

    I am not familiar with bijan men but since i like incense frags i read the reviews and many reviewers mention that the current version is not the "real' bijan, but a fragrance made by a company...
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    Re: Looking for something similar to Antaeus

    Hermes Bel Amy. a bit more "civilized" than Antaeus but has the same vibe.
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    Re: knize ten vs. pascal morabito or black

    knize ten is the king of leathers and the emperor of male fragrances. while i like Or black and find it very unique, it is not in the same league with knize. if you look for "The real McCoy" go with...
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    Re: Anteus ... REFORMULATED LATLEY ?????

    I posted about it some months ago. there must have been a recent reformulation that really "killed" the juice. weak, almost transparent without "body' and depth. i ended up buying an old tester...
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    Re: Bad Longevity with Rive Gauche PH?

    R.G radiates like a nuclear power plant. in the Israeli summer of 40c it still lasts a all day with beautiful sillage.
    R.G is somewhere in the top of the scale of longevity and sillage.
  75. Thread: LV Piper Nigrum

    by damon
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    LV Piper Nigrum

    i happened to try some of LV scents today(uomo, musk, incensi,patchouli and piper nigrum).while most of them are very interesting and unique , the one that caught my attention was piper nigrum. its...
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    Poll: Re: Azzaro PH vs. YSL Rive Gauche PH

    Hedgehog, you may dislike azzaro and RG but dreadful they are not. they are both quality frags that are respected by many
    BN members. for me they are landmark: Azzaro was the first fragrance that...
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    Re: Top 5 Designer Fragrances

    YSL Rive gauche PH
    Aramis Havana
    Chanel antaeus
    Hermes Bel ami
    GF FERRE Pontaccio 21
  78. Thread: Azzaro PH Elixir

    by damon
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    Re: Azzaro PH Elixir

    Too spicy, too sweet, zero projection. didn't like it at all
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    Poll: Re: Azzaro PH vs. YSL Rive Gauche PH

    RIVE GAUCHE. azzaro is a nice frag but RG is "the one".
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    Re: Paco Rabanne 1 Millon and YSL Rive Gauche

    Paolo, why do you think RG is for daywear and 1 million is for evening? i think RG is so versatile and can fit in any occasion, casual or formal and any time, day or night. i just returned from Roma...
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    Re: Is there a male fragrance which is...

    Most of YSL and CARON holy trinity( third man, PH and yatagan)
  82. Re: If you were to choose 3 to 4 fragrances to use what would they be?

    1. knize ten
    2.Rive Gauche PH
    3.chanel antaeus
    4.Caron Yatagan
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    Re: Which post 2000 scent will become a classic?

    Rive Gauche PH
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    Oscar de la Renta pour Lui

    I am about to order pour lui. all the net retailers sell bottles of 3 oz (90ml).
    when i visited the oscar de la renta web page, they sell bottles of 3.3oz (100ml).
    is anyone familiar with the...
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    Re: Yatagan - current version

    the one with the silver cap that you just finished is the reformulated version. the one with the black cap is the older one. many net retailers post the picture with the black cap but most possibly...
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    Re: The Ultimate Men's Niche Fragrance?

    Knize Ten. the essence of man.
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    Re: The top 3 best fragrance houses in your opinion

    1: YSL
    2:Caron
    3:Chanel
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    Re: My next PURCHASE out of this 4 FRAGS should be?

    Giorgio for men!!! dont even think twice.
  89. Re: Please recommend: best floral perfumes for men / unisex out there.

    Caron Third Man
    ungaro III
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    Re: You can choose one fragrance under 50$

    Rive Gauche PH. best value for money.
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    Re: Caron Yatagan- A beast or a wimp?

    I wish i could sample it but CARON is not available in Israel and i have to buy it blind via net.
    some reviewers regard to yatagan as overpowering while others say its just above water...
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    Caron Yatagan- A beast or a wimp?

    i just had my first experience with the third man. i find it very likable even luxurious but a little too sweet. my next experience will be yatagan (current formula not the vintage). i was reading...
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    Re: Rive Gauche Question(s)

    Rive Gauche has amazing lasting power. all day is not an exaggerate. it is never offensive, on the contrary, the smell is very clean, barbershop clean.
    it is not a mature scent, it is simply a...
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    Oscar de la renta pour lui

    I am interested in buying pour lui, the bigger size 90ml. there seem to be 2 different bottles: one is short and wide(vintage?) and the other tall and slim with cheap atomizer. is there a difference...
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    Re: Must have fragrance?

    YSL Rive gauche. no need to try. buy it as soon as possible, and if you can buy several bottles, the better.
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    Poll: Re: Rive Gauche vs Escada Homme

    RIVE GAUCHE takes it easily without competition. escada is a nice scent, but quiet boring and tend to get sweet and cloying.
    R.G is a masterpiece. its a milestone in the perfume industry. i think...
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    Re: fragrancex.com????

    Before we accuse fragrancex of selling fakes i want to remind people that many frags suffer poor reformulations, and we might
    believe they are fakes. i had the same experience with chanel antaeus ....
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    Poll: Re: Rive Gauche: Masterpiece, Nice, or Mediocre?

    MASTERPIECE!!! my private holy grail. A frag that pays a lot of respect to the 80' powerhouses, with a twist of modernism.
    I appreciate it even more since it was designed in 2003, the era of...
  99. Re: Holy Grail designer fragrances of the last decade?

    Rive gauche PH. at least my private holy grail.
    A frag does not have to be expensive or "niche" . it only needs to smell good.
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    Re: Help!- Giorgio Beverly Hills

    for this price i would buy the all stock of giorgio!! this is an amazing stuff.
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