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    Re: Balancing out a wardrobe

    Sycomore for summer and Coromandel for winter sounds like a winning rotation: fascinating fragrances I find difficult to wear personally at times, but if you've tamed Coromandel, you're operating...
  2. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Carven Homme.



    Your outfit has me stuck on the CK Be bottle. Helpful? No?
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    Re: Vintage formulations

    Michael - I've had the same questions, and have spent time looking for answers, which Hednic and Cacio have essentially provided; but to add just a little:

    On point 2: A great fragrance is still a...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2015

    NorCal, Jon, Paul, Fiveoaks, Kiliwia, Others: I've developed a thing for older formulations. I have just received a bottle of Chanel for Men from the 70s or 80s. I'm smitten. I might be back in the...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    My experience wearing Carnal Flower from the sample on two different days was different. When I sprayed less the second time, the development seemed smoother. The opening was heady both times.

    For...
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    Re: The most sexy fragrance you have ever smelled

    Just a fan. And the women's scents got me interested in fragrance.
  7. Re: I hate Vetiver - Now recommend some fragrances for me

    Something dry. I dig.

    Egoiste is sweeter than that.

    Bone dry.

    hmm?

    Chanel Eau de Cologne. Big bottle on this one. Be a boss.
  8. Re: I hate Vetiver - Now recommend some fragrances for me

    Acqua di Gio Essenza. It should last longer than Acqua di Gio. There's also a newer parfum version which smelled ok on paper, but Essenza is one I own and enjoy.
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    Re: Just about ready to give up on CH Men

    I love some Eau Extreme, of course. I also think regular Dior Homme is brilliant. Like you, I haven't been wearing a lot of La Nuit, but I like it. The regular Allure Homme is also nice, maybe on the...
  10. Re: Do you apply lotion before putting on fragrance?

    Nor do I.
  11. Thread: 4 answers

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    Re: 4 answers

    Interesting original post. Well done. Chanel Egoiste comes to mind. Maybe Dior Homme. Because of reformulation, there are fewer fragrances that will satisfy the broad constituency you outlined. Maybe...
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    Re: Aventus Fans Thread

    My favorite Creed!
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    Re: Is there anything better then Creed Aventus ?

    Maybe in another thread, but definitely yes you should go on. You have a curator's instinct.
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    Re: Is there anything better then Creed Aventus ?

    Post away, my friend, and tell us specifically which frags rock. Start a thread about whatever you want. We got your back.
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    Today I'm trying Sample 15. Portrait of a Lady. Below I've pasted some shout outs for this one just from the first page of this thread. I'll look for some more to add, because it's so fun.

    I'm...
  16. Re: Choreographers and Perfumers, dance and perfume: nothing strange!

    Full disclosure, I gloss over the original posts on some of these, but love the responses!

    All perfume is jazz to me, and perfume notes are jazz instruments.
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    Re: The exclusivity conundrum

    Hedonist222 must be right then, only he can think of a couple others!

    So then can you set it up like Best Buy, and price match? You have to get that set up in your contracts, right?

    Otherwise...
  18. Re: What's your pick(s) from Comme des Garcons line?

    I have just received Comme des Garcons 2 in a swap. My intention was to swap for Comme des Garcons 2 Man, but maybe this will be a happy accident.

    My initial impression is a huge blast of...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    Maybe some saltiness from Dans tes Bras. I really enjoyed that one. Although it was light, I felt like the longevity was good. I'll look for saltiness next time. It's definitely unique to anything I...
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    Re: The most sexy fragrance you have ever smelled

    31 Rue Cambon
    Carnal Flower
    Coco
    No. 5
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    Re: Is there anything better then Creed Aventus ?

    To enjoy something more than Aventus, I would look for something completely different. You might not be able to top it as an attention-grabber, but you can find something you might enjoy more because...
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    Re: The exclusivity conundrum

    I didn't realize it was that bad. I only know a few brands, but off hand I think of Chanel and Frederic Malle as brands sold in stores and online at the same price (not including fluctuating foreign...
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    Re: The exclusivity conundrum

    The alternative of show-rooming for an online discounter is too dis-spiriting.

    I have purchased Dior fragrances, but now observing their use of the online grey market, I've been put off. I don't...
  24. Re: Rose perfume - Theperfumedcourt packing ? hows my list ?

    Do you already know Dior Ambre Nuit? It has Rose as a supporting note, I think, and the Guerlain Rose Nacree is a good one.
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    Today I've been wearing sample 14: Dans Tes Bras (Don tay bra, in your arms). Frederic Malle advertises it as a skin scent, and it does come across as a scent without much of a top or opening. It...
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    Re: Platinum Egoiste a good choice?

    I like La Nuit, I think I like Dior Homme even more.
  27. Re: Comparing Two Fragrances for Blind Buy: Polo Black or Burberry London

    Update: Respraying both of these from samples we have, Burberry London does well in the side-by-side; more complex. Polo Black is more of a one-trick fragrance, and I really do enjoy the opening, but...
  28. Re: Comparing Two Fragrances for Blind Buy: Polo Black or Burberry London

    I would vote for Polo Black. It does smell fruity - it's an edgy, dark mango-reminiscent type smell. My kids say it smells like grape juice, but it doesn't really. I like it fairly well.

    I do not...
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    Re: My frangrance "starter kit"

    I tried posting in this thread once before. I probably just failed, but in case it was deleted, or it's here and I somehow can't see it, I'll make this one different.

    El Dude - Awesome job...
  30. Re: Your top 5 best any time, any place fragrances

    The scents I feel safest wearing are Platinum Egoiste and Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme. I know how to apply them for different scenarios. They smell nigh on perfect on me, at least at points during...
  31. Re: DHI wearers: do you ever get negative comments on it?

    I wish it only got that cold here. Sometimes in winter, places, like our house, will have a wood stove going, and the place can be over 80 F; it can somewhat wreck the plan to wear heavier fragrances...
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    Re: Thinking about slowing down...

    I'm definitely interested in reading about narrowing down the collection. Brilliant, like the GIT vs. Chez Bond decision, etc. I find this kind of decision making riveting and more informative than a...
  33. Re: DHI wearers: do you ever get negative comments on it?

    Those are drafty temperatures for indoors, my friend. We have to keep it in the 60's at least. Should I better stick to Dior Homme?
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    I slammed it on paper, but today I'm trying 13. Iris Poudre on skin for the first time, and it's really nice. It's so different.

    I like it. I'm so conflicted. I wrote it off after testing it on...
  35. Re: What are the things that disturb your eyes, before your nose?

    This! I couldn't place it. I knew something about the shape was familiar. Thanks!
  36. Re: DHI wearers: do you ever get negative comments on it?

    I hadn't seen this until now. Brilliant. A nice balance between bonding and inappropriate!
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    Re: Thinking about slowing down...

    Maybe some credit's due to the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) for helping alleviate fragrance addiction?
  38. Re: What are the things that disturb your eyes, before your nose?

    That's disturbing my eyes.
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    Re: Thinking about slowing down...

    I've been hoarding samples and decants, and came close to 100, but it's starting to come back down now, slightly.

    Actually, I do have a couple things in the mail on the way. I forgot. Samples from...
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    Re: Working on a top 100 fragrances list.

    I love your list. I could not make such a long list, being a relatively new fragrance hobbyist. Eventually, if I keep reviewing, I could get to 100 positive reviews, and call that my list.

    Stunned...
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    Re: Reformulation Venting Thread

    I only know this newer version, but I'm glad there's this one thing we agree on. I couldn't believe what I was smelling, but I also wasn't even used to what I've since heard referred to as the "total...
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    Re: Reformulation Venting Thread

    I have an almost direct comparison complaint: Current Pour Monsieur Concentree (edp) vs. Older Pour Monsieur edt.

    The current concentree smells off from what I tested and the regular edt from some...
  43. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear.

    The cumin is probably noticeable, and probably part of what I like. The main smell I imagine I'm getting is really nice dark-orange oranges.
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    Re: Armani Code and flankers performance

    I agree, and Armani Code does the job well enough to arguably qualify as great for me, but having recently smelled the flankers (Sport and Ultimate), I didn't like them as much. Longevity on Armani...
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    Re: Fragerance longevity and projection

    SmellingFerret - Welcome to you. I can track a fragrance's longevity on my wrist. Just using one wrist sometimes works best, so your other wrist is a control.

    For projection and sillage, though, I...
  46. Re: DHI wearers: do you ever get negative comments on it?

    Shot down. Wow. They weren't even intrigued enough to wait for the cocoa base?
  47. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear.

    Another suggestion for the person with everything already? Have you tried Une Fleur de Cassie? That's an interesting one.




    Keep doing what you're doing!



    I took a look at your wardrobe,...
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    Re: Used to hate it... now I LOVE it

    None. I like some stuff at first, and then get over it.

    Often, I'll think of a scent as something I might grow to love, so I sample it multiple days, but usually don't fall for anything.
  49. Re: Article on Xscentrik & niche in the (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette

    I'm curious about the market demand for a shop like this.
  50. Re: DHI wearers: do you ever get negative comments on it?

    I like Dior Homme and Dior Homme Intense, and think of them as similar, but I get mixed reviews, including from my wife, but if I avoid over-spraying, I think people will grow to love it, maybe.
  51. Re: CREED is king? Aventus and Royal Mayfair point to yes.

    Again, good detail. How do you know so much about Mika's background? Don't answer.

    You love Creed. It would be a happy coincidnce if your true love was less expensive, but you can't change your...
  52. Re: CREED is king? Aventus and Royal Mayfair point to yes.

    True, and also against the norm.
  53. Re: CREED is king? Aventus and Royal Mayfair point to yes.

    Sorry for sounding unfair. You only have to prove yourself, as a relativley new poster, to convince me to be excited about Creed.

    I approved the presentation of your background, not your actual...
  54. Re: CREED is king? Aventus and Royal Mayfair point to yes.

    I can't say the same. This original poster is a true heart, I think. I do want the story on how the periodic Creed love declaration posts come to be. Here is someone who can tell us.
  55. Re: CREED is king? Aventus and Royal Mayfair point to yes.

    Honestly, in your defense, if you could provide some detail on your background it would help.

    We've seen it too many times. Say one thing about yourself interesting, believable. Why do you want us...
  56. Re: CREED is king? Aventus and Royal Mayfair point to yes.

    Fair enough. Then my analysis, for what it's worth since I'm trying to help, in a fashion, is that you're specifically promoting Creed, probably because you're just excited about the brand, and not...
  57. Re: CREED is king? Aventus and Royal Mayfair point to yes.

    Just tell your story honestly, and people will love you. How did you come to be enamored with Creed?

    People, such as me, fear you are either paid or brainwashed. If you can speak from the heart,...
  58. Re: CREED is king? Aventus and Royal Mayfair point to yes.

    Myself, I have no credibility - I have a self-herding bias for Chanel.

    Present a realistic story. How did you come to be the face of Creed marketing?
  59. Re: CREED is king? Aventus and Royal Mayfair point to yes.

    Tragically, this is worth asking.

    My experience is limited, but it has led me to dislike Creed - I don't like the perfumes and the marketing annoys me.
  60. Re: Perfumes used up in July 2015: full bottles, decants, samples

    My time with Chanel Eau de Cologne and Chanel Bois des Iles has come to a close. Two 5-ml decants that served with memorable distinction, and as the brightest flames sometimes do, extinguished sooner...
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    Re: Platinum Egoiste a good choice?

    The seductive complement to Platinum Egoiste is arguably Bleu de Chanel, which you already have. Try Dior Homme and Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme for more good options, or recognize the...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 14th July 2015

    Merci! We're not doing much to celebrate, but maybe we'll open some wine.

    I'm trying Cologne Indelible today, and I'm not falling in love. I sort of did with Une Fleur de Cassie yesterday though....
  63. Re: medium/slightly sweet designer with monster projection...help please

    Regular Allure Homme could be good too, in addition to the suggestion to try Allure Homme Sport. Opium pour Homme edp is a projection powerhouse; you've not been led astray there, although I don't...
  64. Re: What are the things that disturb your eyes, before your nose?

    Not wrong in the slightest. Smiled upon. Too many good posters are mods to lose them.
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    Re: Speed Reviews of Six Malles and a Few Others

    Testing on paper, testing on skin while wearing other scents, and testing on skin by itself (a full wearing) are the three approaches I have used to sample fragrances. I would love to have other...
  66. Re: What are the things that disturb your eyes, before your nose?

    How different from lines today? Lines today aren't that bad, surely. Old photos?
  67. Re: Deciding on whether to get A*men or Bleu De Chanel?

    Avoid it like the plague.
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    Today I'm wearing 12. Cologne Indelible for the first time. It seems to share a note with Dior Homme Cologne.

    Up close on my wrist, Cologne Indelible smells nice, very nice, but as with Carnal...
  69. Re: What are the things that disturb your eyes, before your nose?

    When I started ordering decants, I loved the packaging. I still do. The simple elegance of a nice spray vial is hard to beat.
  70. Re: Damn, just blind bought 150ml/5oz of Dior Homme Intense

    After falling for the base, the top is next. This is where I started to fall for the original Dior Homme because the top is a little different, and maybe a little better; but then the base of the...
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    Re: Fragerance longevity and projection

    You're getting decent longevity from Dior Homme, Dior Homme Sport, Dior Homme Intense, Chanel Platinum Egoiste, and La Nuit de L'Homme which is good news. Even TdH Parfum, which I don't reach for...
  72. Re: Deciding on whether to get A*men or Bleu De Chanel?

    Bleu de Chanel edp would get you the most compliments from me ahead of the edt or any Mugler fragrance.
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    Re: If it only lasted

    Chanel Eau de Cologne, Frederic Malle Angeliques Sous La Pluie.
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    Re: Platinum Egoiste a good choice?

    Platinum Egoiste would be the new flagship in your rotation, and fits with those other scents to my way of thinking.
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    Scent of the evening: 11. Une Fleur de Cassie. It has a lovely opening that again somewhat reminded me of the opening of Cuir de Russie, with apologies to those who disagree and don't appreciate the...
  76. Re: Deciding on whether to get A*men or Bleu De Chanel?

    At this point, the best advice is probably to avoid Angel Men, and re-evaluate from there.

    Bleu de Chanel is a decent option, especially the new edp.

    Go with your nose, though, and if you think...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    I've taken up the skin test on 10. Carnal Flower. So far, about 10 minutes in, it's intoxicating. Will update.

    About 3.5 hours in now. It has been fun. It was quite loud for the first hour, and I...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    Most of them smell like flowers, so what's not to like? You are much more likely than me to go for a full bottle, Tennessee Blue Mike, but from the 18 I've tried, perhaps Dans Tes Bras (Don tay bra,...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    I've now tested the nine new samples on paper:

    1. Carnal Flower - Dominique Ropion's sexy Tuberose? It's agreeable. I like smelling it, although it's not the smell I'm necessarily looking to wear....
  80. Re: Men/women with scent knowledge, please lend a little help!

    What do you make of the cedar in La Nuit de l'Homme?
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    Poll: Re: Bleu de channel vs Allure line

    1. Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme
    2. Allure Homme
    3. Allure Homme Sport
    4. Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    5. Bleu de Chanel edp
    6. Bleu de Chanel edt
    7. Allure Homme Sport Cologne

    Great...
  82. Re: How to describe your fav fragrance without ingredients?

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme

    About my character? Nothing, really. That I like to wear perfume, perhaps, enough to have a favorite, and to answer your questions.

    For a picture, I like...
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    Re: Recommendations for my first Dior

    Dior is my second favorite house, and the ones I've enjoyed most are Fahrenheit (any formulation), Homme, Homme Intense, and Ambre Nuit.
  84. Re: Best occasions to wear Guerlain Songe d'un Bois d'Ete

    Too right. This applies to a few others as well.
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    Ideally, the archetype would be a scent with relatively steady strength over a full work day including commute: 10 hours; and then a scent of the evening as needed. Again, a scent of the evening,...
  86. Re: Best occasions to wear Guerlain Songe d'un Bois d'Ete

    It settles down within a couple hours, and even though I haven't had a complaint yet, I hate a scent that makes me feel like one could be coming, and this is one of those.

    I like a scent with...
  87. Re: Best occasions to wear Guerlain Songe d'un Bois d'Ete

    Lovely sentiment, JiveHippo, but my wife will be home soon, and I have to deal with the reality of this fragrance, so if you can give me something specific I can say in favor of this stuff, let me...
  88. Best occasions to wear Guerlain Songe d'un Bois d'Ete

    Guerlain Songe d'un Bois d'Ete strikes me as over the top as I'm wearing it this evening. I couldn't possibly imagine wearing this into the office (I'm in the U.S.)

    Or could I? You tell me,...
  89. Re: Why don't fragrance houses exploit the public by making everything limited edition?

    Credit to the original poster for shrewd marketing ideas. It makes me think of a quasi-bespoke service, or a members-only club consisting of say 1,500 people, so let's make a run of 1,500 bottles....
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    Re: Newbie looking for a daily scent

    Brilliant post.

    Non-branded clothing: Love it.

    La Nuit de L'Homme probably cannot meet your requirements for versatility or unassuming competence.

    Unassuming competence narrows the field...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    Frederic Malle Sampling Service

    I'm a fan. In a matter of days I ordered and received nine more samples of Frederic Malle fragrances. A couple of them are only 2 ml: Le Parfum De Therese...
  92. Re: Why don't fragrance houses exploit the public by making everything limited edition?

    At some point, people may become cynical, and they realize that. They have to sell more than scarcity, and as a consumer, you have to demand it.
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    Re: Smokey marshmallow

    Arso.
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    Re: l'Humaniste - Beautiful, but....

    Frederic Malle Angeliques sous ls Pluie smells even more like Gin, specifically, to my nose.

    L'Humaniste could pass for lemonade. No worries.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 11th July 2015

    Chanel Bois des Iles edt
  96. Re: Damn, just blind bought 150ml/5oz of Dior Homme Intense

    Maybe. It's close. Up to now I have preferred Dior Homme Intense, but the last time I wore Dior Homme, I thought the top was a little better.

    I would love to try Dior Homme Parfum.

    Dior Homme...
  97. Re: Allure homme sport eau extreme edt concentree 5oz

    Just a re-branding.
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    Longevity is day-to-day on some of my lighter scents. With Chanel Edition Blanche I get 2 to 8 hours. It's hard to understand, but some days my skin will just absorb a scent, and other days it lets...
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    Re: Speed Reviews of Six Malles and a Few Others

    Interesting notes.
  100. Re: Damn, just blind bought 150ml/5oz of Dior Homme Intense

    Just give it more time and it'll be your favorite.
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