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  1. Re: Your Top 3 popular fragrances that you just don't like

    1. TF Black Orchid
    2. Kouros
    3. POLO
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Finally found a gardenia my mother loves. Ordered Gardenia Essence(30ml)by DSH Perfumes:
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  3. Re: Skin allergies - red spots & itchy skin- Fragrances

    Dior exclusives except Cologne Royale.
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    Re: Must try 'clean' niche fragrances?

    Good point, N.Cal.
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    Re: Must try 'clean' niche fragrances?

    Clean with a warm undercurrent to me is epitomized in Creed’s Original Vetiver as you get the clean/fresh nuances in the top with a warm feeling as it dries down with its slightly soapy elements....
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    Re: What is your TOP 3 DESIGNER of all-time??

    I thought you’d have Kiton Men on your list as well. Btw: Superb review of it which you did, BB. :dankk2:
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    Re: Best Silver Mountain Water clone?

    +1-Mefisto
  8. Re: Creed Millésime Impérial discontinued (& possibly many other perfumes) - EU regulation at its fi

    Nothing against OP, but it’s impossible. This is tantamount to getting a memo saying, “ The world as we know it is ending tomorrow.” Not! :-)
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    Re: What is your TOP 3 DESIGNER of all-time??

    1. Dior Fahrenheit: simply the best perfume of all time. (Period)
    2. Armani Eau Pour Homme
    3. Davidoff’s Cool Water
    Note: All vintage versions and not the reformulations out there in today’s...
  10. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Thanks, NCal. Yes, I went through a 5ml sample of it a few years back. I’ll never forget it as it was the first time I experienced a blood-like, metallic sensation from a fragrance. It’s cold and...
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    Re: Male Fragrances You Would Rate 10/10?

    I’m surprised Guerlain’s Vetiver hasn’t been mentioned more. ?
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    Re: Niche starter bottle

    Delete: Repeat
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    Re: Niche starter bottle

    +1-Mancera Cedrat Boise. However , you might want to try it first as there is a distinct patchouli note in it.
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    Re: Tom Ford - Tuscan Leather - Alternatives?

    Have you tried the intense version? It’s TL 2019(newer version) .
  15. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Serge Lutens Sa majeste la rose: very realistic rendition of a bouquet of roses. Surprisingly nice for this line of Serge Lutens . Slightly anemic(thin) though.
  16. Re: Which Maison Francis Kurkdjian cologne sample is this?

    Fresh and floral is epitomized in MFK’s Acqua Universalis Forte, which is a beautiful scent. However, it’s not exactly a “masculine” scent.
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    Re: Today, I am not particularly enjoying...

    Serge Lutens Santal De Mysore: was looking for the consummate Mysore sandalwood, but instead got something nauseating and borderline headache inducing in the way they merged the sweet spices and the...
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    Re: Do You Prefer A Certain Bottle Size oz’s?

    I think that some of the bottles out now only in a 50ml size would look aesthetically displeasing if they were to release it in a 100ml or 120ml size. Aka: Bruno Fazzolari’s perfumes would look...
  19. Poll: Re: Le Labo Bergamote 22 or Tom Fords Grey Vetiver EDT?

    Grey Vetiver is an excellent dumb reach. I have to agree that it’s somewhat boring, but they will all be boring in due time. My vote goes to LL 22.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Terre D’Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche on the elevator .
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    Re: Male Fragrances You Would Rate 10/10?

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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Thanks, NCal, Mr.Prince and Hednic. I personally don’t get the Aventus/GIT associations with Kiton Men. Possibly olfactory fatigue ? The reviews of this one are all over the map. ??
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    Re: Do You Prefer A Certain Bottle Size oz’s?

    I agree with you as the 120ml GIT flacons were aesthetically pleasing as well.
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    Re: Do You Prefer A Certain Bottle Size oz’s?

    I miss the 75ml Creed bottles. Classic size!
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    The violet in Kiton for Men. Kiton for Men.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    If may ask, how is the 2007 formulation different as compared to the newer reformulation? Nevertheless, nice!
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

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    Re: looking for a sparkling fragrance

    You are looking for this!
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bCYgvsKPScM
  29. Re: Do old people smell different? Asks NYT. Spoiler alert: aldehydes!

    My mother is in her early 70s and l know cute isn’t exactly an adjective to delineate a smell but to me she smells cute. We will all have the honor of obtaining eldership if we are lucky IMO. Thanks...
  30. Re: Actually asked to wash a perfume off - it was that offensive to others

    It looks as though Kitty will be fine . Yay!!
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu6hMKPqdTw
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th August, 2019

    Creed Aventus
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    I love Grey Vetiver in both iterations(edt and edp) over all of the more exclusive brown bottles.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Aventus
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    Re: Ysl y edp vs versace fraiche

    +1-The Versace . It comes alive in the heat in the summers.
  35. Re: Actually asked to wash a perfume off - it was that offensive to others

    As my my dad tells me ,”Soldier on!” Hope what could have beeb a semi-traumatic event(to some) hasn’t steered you away from perfumes. Who gives a flying F as to what they think, K2Shoes?(rhetorical...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Roja Dove’s vetiver extrait.
  37. Re: Have you ever stopped someone to ask what they're wearing? What was it?

    Stopped an older Arabic man in the Dubai Mall as I wanted to buy whatever it was that he was wearing. He happily told me he was wearing Memo’s Irish Leather, he told me his wife had bought it for...
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    Re: Your Favorite Fragrance For A First Date.

    +1-Creed Green Irish Tweed. But wore Davidoff’s Cool Water.
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    Re: Am I expecting too much from a cologne?

    It might be tough to get that type of projection in the fourth hour of wear with today’s reformulated fumes. Maybe hit up Scentido in Mumbai and pick up a bottle of Private Label by Jovoy Paris? Good...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Thanks, Hednic! :dankk2:
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    Re: Trendiest Frags in Toronto right now ...

    OK. Thanks. I smelled this one a lot back in the early 2000s at the clubs so I thought it would have naturally been phased out with the passage of time. I guess the classics never die! Apologies FWB...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Nice. That’s a big bottle! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Ordered Zegna’s Florentine Iris. One of only two fragrances which emit a sparkling accord in terms of it’s feel and smell. Very regal-like smell but the feel it emits is sparkly to me. Beautiful....
  44. Re: How do Coffee Beans help you shop for Fragrances?

    Coffee beans for this very purpose never made any sense to me. What’s more surprising is how I’ve seen coffee beans offered at virtually every fragrance place in so many different counties around the...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Zegna’s Florentine Iris: Can’t describe the notes in this one but it has a feel to it much like BR’s 540. Nice!
  46. Re: If you had to have 5ml of juice split on you...

    +1-4711. Or Creed MI.
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    Re: The poster this forum misses the most is ...

    +1-MrsDalloway. She’s really gone? Astute person with a sharp wit.
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    Re: Explain your icon

    Anthony Rizzo(#44) played a pivotal part as 1st baseman for the 2016 Chicago Cubs. It only took my Cubbies a 108 year drought(yeah, crazy long)to win it all, but they did it back in 2016. It’s a...
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    Re: can someone please explain Habit Rouge to me?

    Acquired taste in my opinion.
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    Re: The role of fragrance in my recovery

    On a side note to whet you wrote, OP. Creed’s SMW is indeed nice in the winter. It goes very well with the smell of the frigid air and the snow and what not in the wintertime. Especially nice is the...
  51. Re: Super popular super hyped releases that you haven't tried?

    I’ll pass on Aventus Cologne. Aventus Cologne.
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    Re: Neroli Fragrances

    +2-Atelier’s Grand Neroli. And.....Malle’s Cologne Indelebile If you are looking for a Neroli fragrance which has good longevity and projection(at least for a citrus). Cologne Indelebile is strangely...
  53. Re: Your Favorite Clive Christian Men’s Fragrances Rated?

    X by far.
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    Re: Trendiest Frags in Toronto right now ...

    It’s hard to believe people still use Le Male as their go-to fragrance. Wow. Interesting!
  55. Re: If Recommending One Fragrance For A Beginner To Start With (Given Our Experience And Knowledge)?

    Dior Homme
  56. Re: Recommendation for someone who LOVES Tuscan Leather

    Godolpin by Parfums de Marly
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    Re: Best male Oriental

    +2-Interlude Man
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    Re: Which fragrance to wear with this outfit?

    Gucci Pour Homme 2
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    Re: Your favorite cinnamon fragrances?

    Gucci Pour Homme 2
  60. Re: Cold/Detached Fragrances (In Need Of Recommendations)

    Chanel 28 La Pausa
    Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist
  61. Re: Pairing certain fragrances with certain outfits(men, women, etc.)

    Mood
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    That’s a great price for Layton!
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Nice trio here! Congrats.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2019

    Baikal Gris by Areej Le Dore: this one takes you places. Wow. The ambergris in this one is on another level!
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2019

    Second time sampling Iris Silver Mist(2019): I’m getting a distinct ashtray accord in the drydown which I didn’t get the first time around. Base is beautiful but opening to mid is too austere and...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Thank you. No longer smoky like the etd, but it still has the essence of the old Sycomore(edt) in my opinion.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Thanks, N.CAL. It’s a back up to my etd, as you know it’s different from the etd.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    200ml edp:
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    Re: Help needed: Guerlain Vetiver or Tsar VC&A?

    Definitely Guerlain. No doubt.
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    Re: Wedding gift ideas

    MFK as it isn’t too challenging.
  73. Re: Expending collection with some quality fragrances

    I would add a nice lavender to your wardrobe . Never tried nor heard of the Guess or the David Beckham by the way.
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    Prada Luna Rossa
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    What is that little bottle of Polo? I’ve never seen it in that hue before. Interesting.
  76. Re: great fragrances with horrible topnote that you just have to wait through to get to the good par

    The somewhat fecal patchouli top note in Chanel Coromandel ‘s edt is rancid, but the white chocolate accord underneath it is beautiful. Also, the top aldehydic top note in Chanel’s Bois de Iles(edt)...
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    Re: If you could 'swap' houses...

    This is a somewhat idiotic reply on my part but I’d want the actual perfumes of Parfums de Marly in the Tom Ford brown bottles; PDM bottles are too big!
  78. Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Melon, iris and fruity notes.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Thanks, N.CAL!
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    Re: Is Cedrat Boise a safe blind buy?

    Cedrat Boise for some reason is also more feminine to my nose. Maybe it’s the water jasmine or the swetnesss, but it veers more feminine in the dry down.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Bond No. 9 SOPFH(3.3 ounce), Memo IL(2.5 ounce), Amouage HM(3.4 ounce):
    104199
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    Re: Cedrat Boise - Your take on performance

    The retail guy told me that this one was weaker(or so he thought) when I bought a bottle of this in December of 2017, but for me it lasted and lasted. Good performance in my opinion.
  83. Re: Best fragrances for parfum named after actresses, actors, singers, etc?

    Stash by Sarah Jessica Parker
  84. Re: Mugler Cologne: any similar fragrance with better longevity?

    Hmmmm....Possibly Creed OV? Lol.
  85. Thread: Iris Question

    by Paul H
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    Re: Iris Question

    Apologies for digressing here but they actually have this in a 50ml bottle? I was under the impression one could only buy this in the big ass 100ml bottle. (LuckyScent)... That 50ml is the perfect...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    The velvety texture of Dior Homme.
  87. Thread: Iris Question

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    Re: Iris Question

    My girlfriend at the time who is now my wife got me hooked on this wonderful note(iris) with a slightly gourmand perfume she occasionally wore at the time called Le Femme Bleue by Giorgio Armani. You...
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    Re: MFK next (freshy) purchase

    Interesting snippet of information: MFK’s AUForte was supposed to be Armani’s Aqua di Gio but Armani passed on it.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YknHFgXum7A
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    How do you like this edp version of Sycomore compared to the edt, if I may ask? Nice trio here!!!
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    Re: Your favorite 3 cheapies below €/$ 25,=

    1. Love & Luck for Men because it resembles Creed MI.
    2. Davidoff’s Cool Water for Men.
    3. Curve for Men.
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    This is true in that I asked a man in the Dubai Mall what it was that he was wearing for him to tell me it was Memo Irish Leather when in fact it was Memo Italian Leather. I was wondering why my...
  92. Re: Is Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EdT REALLY discontinued?

    The edt’s don’t seem to be at duty frees anymore. It’s a shame.
  93. Re: Rank the best Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrances

    BR 540(edp), AUForte(edp), AU(edp).
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    Re: 'Tom Ford made it custom for me'

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: 'Tom Ford made it custom for me'

    The lighting is too shoddy in that scene where N.CAL walks in and makes out with that Asian girl, eh? :-)
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    Re: Clive Christian no.1 VS Amouage Gold

    CC #1 is a cacophony of notes which just don’t gel in my opinion to anything pleasant. Hence, Gold by default.
  97. Re: Sampling suggestions from Amouage, CdG, other niche houses

    Also, based on your description of what you like, you’d love Katana by Atelier Flou. Think Epic Man but drier.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Some more samples so I can take my time with them and evaluate them at my pace:
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Thanks N.CAL. The hunt for the perfect gardenia for my mother. This gardenia flower is still an impossibly difficult one to replicate with today’s technology. Go figure.
  100. Thread: Booze

    by Paul H
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    Re: Booze

    The opening of Penhaligon’s Juniper Sling.
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