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    Re: Mango Accord Scents

    You could give Lauder's Beyond Paradise Men a shot. Also, if guava works, maybe Calyx by Prescriptives.
  2. Re: Favorite Eau de Cologne / classic citrus

    To me, Mugler's Cologne is the freshest and longest-lasting, Hermes' Eau d'Orange Vert is the most iconic, and YSL's original Pour Homme is a better version of the citrus up front,...
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    Re: Breath of God by Lush

    Definitely a polarizing fragrance. It's unique, I'll give it that. But I cannot imagine wanting to smell like...that.
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    Re: Woody Fragrance for a non woody lover

    It may be a stretch, but you could try Cartier's Declaration Bois Bleu if you happen to see it.
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    Re: Tubéreuse Criminelle - Powerhouse

    Awesome- that's right down the street from me. Thanks, Cacio!
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    Re: Tubéreuse Criminelle - Powerhouse

    This is one I've wanted to try forever, but I'm never high-end shopping whilst in Europe. I wonder if it's not in the US because of it's ingredients or just a marketing gimmick.
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    Re: Yves Saint Laurent

    From the entire line, it's Paris by far but even I don't have the balls to try to pull that off. From the mens line either Rive Gauche or the much-maligned L'Homme Libre.
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    Re: Tuberose scents...

    Tuberose is my favorite note and Carnal Flower is my favorite fragrance, so much so it's almost sacred to me. Others I like are Douglass Hannant for Robert Piguet (which also produces Fracas), Gold...
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    Re: Tuberose scents...

    JAR is a jeweler in Paris on the Place Vendome. Astronomically expensive jewels and I think the frags are about 800USD and up.
  10. Re: Elixir des Merveilles - A winter favorite.

    It's lovely, but I would never think of it as cheerful or "holiday". Funny how fragrance can say different things to different noses.
  11. Re: Is la unit worth having if you already have l'homme

    La Unit- what an awesome name that would be!!
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    Re: Stunning new Shalimar presentation

    I'm sure they'll all sell out the second they go on sale. But not for Christmas since I imagine they'll all end up in the Middle East.
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    Re: NEW YSL: Homme Libre

    I don't feel strongly about it one way or the other, but I'm fascinated by the discussion! Finally something other than the usual strokefest over the newest niche offering.
  14. Re: Scents labeled "summer frags" versatile enough to be (suprisingly) very good in winter... vice v

    I love wearing summery frags in the winter because they wear almost like sunshine, reminding me that summer will indeed return. Great mood lifter on a cold, dark day.
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    Re: dark coconut

    I'll second Coco Extreme from Comptoir Sud Pacifique. Again, I'm baffled by the suggestions given here. I think the OP is looking for a frag that has more than a barely perceptible microdrop of...
  16. Re: A*Men. Why the love and hate for this fragrance?

    I hate it. It's just sickening to me. I think it polarizes because A) It's so intensely sweet B) It's TOO gourmand- chocolate and honey? Blech! C) It's a hugely sweet gourmand sitting on top of...
  17. Re: Creed's Virgin Island Water vs. Aramis Bermuda Tonic

    I have VIW and love it, although I am a fan of beachy scents generally. If you are too, be sure to try Beach by Bobbi Brown. BTW where did you see Bermuda Tonic for sale?
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    Re: Fendi Uomo -- Discontinued?

    All of the Fendi fragrances were discontinued. There is only one in production, a newer feminine.
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    Re: Tommy Girl for Men?

    This could easily have been marketed as a shared fragrance, a la CK One. It's not a statement or challenging fragrance. It just smells really nice.
  20. Re: Has Marc Jacobs Bang been discontinued /recalled

    First of all, Bang has been a strong seller and would not have been an RTV (return to vendor) due to lack of sales. Typically fragrance distributors do not even offer RTVs at all. If recalled, my...
  21. Re: What fragrances are stronger than A*men & JOOP!

    Chloroform.
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    Re: Nutmeg/clove scents

    I think the original Romeo Gigli pour homme would fill the bill.
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    Any csp experts?

    I've been infatuated with Comptoir Sud Pacifique for ages, but it's awfully hard to find on-counter, at least in Chicago. The directory doesn't have a great deal of info, either.
    I'm hoping that a...
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    Re: Beyond Paradise Men by Estee Lauder

    I think I would've liked Bermuda Tonic a lot more. Pity it's discontinued and becoming impossible to find.
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    Re: Halston Z-14, thoughts?

    I remember that one was much more popular than the other, and I liked the less popular one. Does anyone remember which was the biggest seller?
  26. Re: Classiest and refined 'Barbershop' fragrances?

    I always think of Rive Gauche PH when I think of barbershop scents.
  27. Re: Strong Cologne that can overpower the smell of smoke ?

    TF's White Patchouli contains an aromachemical specifically used to mask smoke smells. They use it straight in hotels and bars. Maybe try that?
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    Re: Masculine Gardenia perfume

    I like the one from Annick Goutal. Also, Marc Jacobs did a Gardenia tonic which has a bit of melon in it. It comes in a huge bottle and is really inexpensive. Isn't VG the one with that weird,...
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    Re: ALL Chanel sold out on Fragrancenet

    Chanel maintains a very tight distribution network so the discounters usually have trouble getting it.
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    Re: Cartier Declaration?

    I like it a lot, especially the Bois Bleu flanker.
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    Re: Any Natural Baked Cake Fragrances

    CSP's Vanille-Abricot smells exactly like cake.
  32. Re: Coconut AND Masculine (Well, Not too Feminine, at least)

    CSP has a number of great coconut scents, including the aforementioned Mage d'Orient. Also, Vanille-Coco & Coco Extreme.
  33. Re: Creed Virgin Island Water authenticity question

    Personally, I think it's wildly foolish to buy anything of great value or likely to be counterfeit (fragrance, bags, watches) on e-Bay. I visit China often and I can tell you that the good fakes...
  34. Re: Which Declaration by Cartier can you guys recommend?

    Though not wildly popular, Bois Bleu is one of my favorites generally and the only of the Declaration "family" that I like. The others have too much of that Ellena sweaty accord for my taste.
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    Re: Bang Bang by Marc Jacobs

    Diamondflame you beat me to it! But, they could still use Gang Bang if they ultimately do an EDP for Bang.
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    Re: Long lasting grapefruit fragrance ?

    I've had the Kiehls grapefruit oil and it lasts a fairly long time and is easily reapplied. I'd add a recommendation for Pamplelune, and also suggest Calyx.
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    Re: First order with Fragrancenet.com

    That's too bad. I've ordered from them over 20 times and couldn't be happier.
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    Re: Top 10 in the u.s.

    WWD= Womens Wear Daily. "The bible of the fashion industry".
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, May 25, 2011

    Calyx
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    Top 10 in the u.s.

    From WWD, these are the 10 best selling fragrances in the United States:
    Men's:
    1.Acqua di Gio
    2.Armani Code
    3.Bleu de Chanel
    4.D&G The One
    5.D&G Light Blue
    6.Polo Blue
    7.Gucci by Gucci
    8.Le...
  41. Re: What fragrance would you wear on a rainy day?

    Elixir des Merveilles to "match" it; Carnal Flower or Calyx to fight back the gloom.
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    Re: Mint, Mint, Mint...

    When I think of minty frags I thing of Geranium PH and Royal Water.
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud

    Another oud; thank God! < yawn >
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    Re: What is the best masculine Rose?

    Burberry Brit is rosy, and Kelly Caleche is easily worn by men.
  45. Re: What is the most beautiful fragrance that you ever smell...

    Carnal Flower without a second thought.
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    Re: I need a replacement ..... Please

    Maybe try New West?
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    Re: YOUR night-out fragrance

    Carnal Flower, or CSP's Vanille-Abricot layered over a slathering of Coconut Skin Trip body lotion. Anything spicy or aquatic just gets lost in the crowd.
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    Re: Do you wear fragrance on the beach?

    No, because I use Bain de Soleil which is one of my favorite smells ever!
  49. Re: Fred Hayman's 273 RD/Does it make you sneeze?

    I was just thinking about 273 the other day. I haven't had it since around the time it came out, but I really did like it. I'd go for it if the price is right.
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    Re: Happy Easter!

    Happy Easter, guys! May your baskets be filled with Malle, Bond and by Kilian!
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    Re: Burberry touch vs brit vs london

    Brit is the only one of the 3 that I like, but that will likely be a minority opinion.
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    Re: In Search of a Sticky Cinnamon Scent

    No mention of EL's Cinnabar?
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    Re: I'm going BANANAS...

    You want the CSP one.
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    Re: Sometimes is more sprays better?

    I'm very heavy handed. Seven is about average to start and I reapply throughout the day.
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    Re: Aramis/Lauder Fragrances

    Is it like Youth Dew?
  56. Re: Geranium Pour Monsieur, Bigarade Concentree or any other Malle for the Caribbean Sun

    Between the two I'd go with Bigarade, but Carnal Flower is the best choice from the line (and my personal all-time favorite).
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    Re: What's the best fresh scent ever made ?

    Mugler Cologne, because it's totally synthetic and doesn't smell like anything real. No lemon or limes, no mountain herbs or cool lagoons. Just a spanking, steam-cleaned freshness that actually...
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    Re: Salty fragrances

    You could also try Jet-Scent by S-Perfume.
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    Re: Bronze Goddess

    LOVE IT! I had it when it was called Azuree Soleil. Totally go for it.
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    Re: Salty fragrances

    Another strong vote for Marveilles, but I prefer the Elixir to the Eau.
  61. Re: Next Lutens export: Tubéreuse criminelle

    I can't wait to smell the legend for myself! It may have been reformulated to meet US ingredient standards.
  62. Poll: Re: chanel egoiste vs. prada amber pour homme

    @Scentcloud- No Chanel will ever lose a poll on Basenotes.
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    Re: Aramis/Lauder Fragrances

    I like a lot of their fragrances, too. I believe they produce the Tom Ford fragrances as well. From Aramis, I like New West the best. From Lauder I think almost all of them are good. The Lauder...
  64. Re: Which niche houses do you feel are worth the price (excluding Creed and Bond)

    It would be difficult for me to label an entire house that way. As far as "worth the price" goes for me, it's about the individual fragrance. For example, from Frederic Malle, I think Carnal Flower...
  65. Re: When you want to smell like luxury, what do you wear ?

    Carnal Flower or KL Homme.
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    Re: New Old Spice "Fresh" Collection

    I like Fiji too. I bought the deo to use when I'm wearing VIW. But it's so strong I don't think I could use it with anything else or there would be major clashing going on.
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    Re: Tuberose smell in the air

    Kauinca you stole my thunder! I was going to suggest EL's Tuberose-Gardenia as well, also the new Douglas Hannant by Robert Piguet.
    @Mr. BV- Byzance was something I've had in my wardrobe since it...
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    Re: Bet this has never been asked before...

    Something clean and sheer, I think, like Mugler's Cologne.
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    Re: Something organic smelling...

    I'll add to the Aveda recommendations, particularly Pureformance. You'd probably like their Shampure as well.
  70. Re: Could anyone recommend a dry, bleak, desert-

    I also would suggest Dune, as well as Elixir des Merveilles.
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    Re: Still looking for THE scent

    Roadster was composed by Mathilde Laurent, so you may want to check the directory to see what else she's done and sample those. I know she did some of the Guerlain Aqua Allegorias, including...
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    Re: Best Beachy Scents

    silentrich- I was just going to suggest Bobbi Brown Beach! I actually have it. But, I like Fire Island as well for those willing to spend that much. Monoi, which in it's authentic state is simply...
  73. Re: Can you rec a perfume based on these notes please? I'd really appreciate it!

    YSL's Paris immediately came to mind.
  74. Re: Recs please for white flowers - heady, indolic, not too loud blend

    PC T-G is a great choice, as is Carnal Flower. I would add both Fracas and Douglas Hannant as well as Boucheron.
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    Re: Aldehydes "pour moi"?

    I prefer fresh aldehydes, so I would of course recommend EL's White Linen.
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    Re: The most over priced house !

    Bond No. 9 and Clive Christian, IMO.
  77. Re: White flowers, jasmine, orange blossom, tuberose...

    I strongly encourage you to get a sample of Douglas Hannant by Robert Piguet. I've reviewed it in the directory.
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    Re: Gucci Envy: Am I the only guy...

    L.T. also describes wearing No. 19 as "knowing what it means to be soulless." T.S. describes Cristalle as having a "bitchy, slant-eyed effect". So, take all that for what it's worth... I don't have...
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    Re: Jasmine Cologne

    If you want a clean/fresh jasmine try Beach by Bobbi Brown.
  80. Re: Long-lasting tuberose on scent-eating skin

    Tuberose is my favorite note, but it's also something that people become anosmic to rather quickly. So be sure to get a second opinion as to whether or not Fracas is actually disappearing on you...
  81. Re: Cologne that smells like honey suckle for man?

    I agree that Fahrenheit is pretty much all about honeysuckle.
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    Re: Scents that make us happy

    Also L'Artisan's Bois de Farine- for a bready smell.
  83. Re: Chanel Antaeus - How Would You Rate This

    It's definitely a gold. It's so overtly butch I have a hard time living up to it, but when you wanna put your man-swagger on, this is a solid choice. Hard to believe it's borne of the same house...
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    Re: Your favorite perfumer?

    Sophia Grosjman and Dominique Ropion.
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    Re: Frederic Malle Enthusiasts

    Carnal Flower is my favorite fragrance, bar none. I also like Outrageous, though it doesn't get much press.
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    Re: favorite fresh fragrance

    Cologne by Mugler or eau Dynamisante by Clarins.
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    Re: Bond No 9 Fire Island vs. New Harlem

    I love Fire Island. Really, I'm not a big Bond fan. Other than F.I., the only ones I would want are Little Italy and Chinatown.
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    Re: Geranium pour monsieur

    I wanted to love it because I love geranium, but the spearmint just kills everything else in it. Toothpaste is a perfect description, IMO.
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    Poll: Re: Masculine Floral

    I'm not a big fan of any of those, but you may want to consider Burberry Brit, which is a dirty rose type scent.
  90. Re: What have people told you that you smell like?

    Overall, Terre d'Hermes and Joop! are the frags that have garnered me the most compliments. Sadly, I'm not wild about either. Others are CSP's Vanille-Abricot (You smell like cake!), Giorgio For...
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    Poll: Re: Citrus "Holy Grail"

    I'm in love with Ferragamo's Tuscan Soul right now. My birthday is later this month and it's on the top of the list.
  92. Re: Fragrance Impressions From My 8 y/o Son

    I don't have any kids but my cat is an aspiring Luca Turin. At the moment, his favorite is Carnal Flower and least favorite is Bobbi Brown Beach. He likes Terre d'Hermes, but prefers Giorgio For...
  93. Re: What goes through your mind when you smell someone with Acqua Di Gio?

    I would think the wearer wants to smell nice and likes to wear fragrance but has no particular interest/passion for the subject.
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    Re: Clarins Eau Dynamisante

    And let us not forget Clarins also produces all of the Thierry Mugler fragrances so they do have some expertise in the matter.
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    Re: Clarins Eau Dynamisante

    I think it smells great! I also like their eau Ensoleillent, which smells just like their sun products.
  96. Re: Guys Who Wear Shalimar: Has Anyone Recognized it on You?

    I cannot imagine some people wouldn't recognize it on you. Whether or not that's an issue is up to you.
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    Re: collect the box or trash it?

    I wish I had that kind of space! My empty bottles/boxes go in the recycling bin.
  98. Re: New Fragrance: Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Cologne Gingembre

    @Pollux- Better ginger than oud, that's all I'm sayin'. :-)
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    Re: Fragrance shopping in Chicago

    Nope, by Kilian is only at the main Saks store.
  100. Re: New Fragrance: Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Cologne Gingembre

    I love true ginger notes and I think this is the most attractive bottle in the range. I'll be keeping an eye out for this one.
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