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    Re: Ambre Sultan... but without Amber

    you could try Guerlain Songe d'un Bois d'Ete and Le Labo Poivre 23
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    Re: nasamatto hindu grass

    Guys go out in public wearing 10 sprays of Black Afgano, and then shy away from a nice patchouli fragrance...strange times people :/
  3. Re: Amouage Ceil Man or Reflection Man??? which should I buy and why?

    both have been equally disappointing for me. sorry...
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    Re: Does anybody wear Castoreum alone!

    totally disagree. Like OP I don't find MKK to be "super animalic".

    Kind of ridiculous to question how others perceive a fragrance Daniel. ...
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    Re: MFK Oud Cashmere & Oud Velvet (Just Wow...)

    That's subjective I guess, but I do find them more interesting
  6. Re: Which scents change the most from top notes to middle notes to dry down?

    Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque. I smell not 3, but 4 different phases. I won't even try to describe them. It's the most dynamic scent I have ever tried.
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    Re: Cuir Pleine Fleur and Fahrenheit

    I really like Fahrenheit. Do not care for Cuir Pleine Fleur.
  8. Re: Which one in woody-spicy family would you consider masterpiece/groundbreaking

    I really enjoy several already mentioned. I'll add Hermes Poivre Samarcande to the discussion.
  9. Poll: Re: Allure Homme Edition Blanche or Dior Homme Sport?

    don't care for either. would point you away from both.
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    Re: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

    Not similar to Amber Absolute? Amber Absolute was the first thing that came to my mind when I smelled Sahara Noir.
  11. Re: A Fall, hayride type of smell that's "American" to its feel?

    Same. Do try Sova.
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    Re: MFK Oud Cashmere & Oud Velvet (Just Wow...)

    I tried these out today and was reasonably impressed. Admittedly I have not tried real oud oil yet, but so far these MFKs might be some of the best of these Western oud frags I have tried (Killian,...
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    Re: The Best choice for a powdery lavender

    criminally overlooked as a lavender fragrance. It is extremely prominent to my nose.
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    Re: The Best choice for a powdery lavender

    L'Occitane Eau de L'Occitan
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    Re: Potent Amber - Better than Ambre Sultan

    something better than Ambre Sultan? hahahahahahaha.
  16. Thread: Best Verbena

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    I enjoy my older bottle of Monsieur de Givenchy. ...

    I enjoy my older bottle of Monsieur de Givenchy. It has a good verbena note.
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    Re: Rate my modest collection ! :D

    I noticed the guy has 3 niche frags out of a collection of 19 (and he listed them first btw) and told him to look into more niche and now people are starting in with the designer vs niche stuff. ...
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    Re: Fresh, aquatic? Rose scent

    Armani Rose Alexandrie
    Penhaligon's Peoneve
    Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet
    Amouage Lyric Man
  19. Re: Help ! Citrus-Green-woody fragrance reccomandations

    I don't know if you will find what you are looking for in these, but I would sniff:

    Le Labo Bergamote 22
    Monsieur de Givenchy
    Chanel Sycomore
    L'Artisan Timbuktu
    Hermes Jardin line - there are...
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    Re: Rate my modest collection ! :D

    your tastes seem a little scattered. not in a bad way, but just judging from your collection I can't really pinpoint what exactly your style or favorite type of fragrances are. I would probably...
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    Michael Kors for Men

    Michael Kors for Men (marble colored cap) - 75ml - 98% full - no box - $35
    Parfums Givenchy manufacture label on bottom

    It's a lesser talked about tobacco based fragrance.

    *All Prices Shipped...
  22. Poll: Borneo

    Borneo
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    Poll: I am loyal to the Sultan.

    I am loyal to the Sultan.
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    Re: Amouage Interlude Man - 2012

    my tune may change, but at least for now I'll take Ambre Sultan all day over Interlude Man.
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes and Black Tourmaline

    Yes. I find them very similar. Black Tourmaline is very potent in the opening with so much going on, but I think once it settles down the Terre d'Hermes comparisons become quite evident.
  26. Re: More versatile "classic" for casual/daily wear: Vintage M7 or Chanel Egoiste?

    A night out. Social gatherings. Like most other fragrances.
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    Terre d'Hermes edt

    Terre d'Hermes edt
  28. Re: Your favourite traditional British perfume house

    I'll take Czech & Speake over any of the lines.
  29. Re: More versatile "classic" for casual/daily wear: Vintage M7 or Chanel Egoiste?

    I'm going to skip answering the direct question of which is more versatile for casual daily wear, because you ended your post by asking which you think you will wear on a more consistent basis. I...
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    Re: Borneo 1834 vs. LIDGE

    This is a great question. I would certainly recommend the Borneo 1834 over LIDGE. I think it is quite a bit better. A few other patchouli fragrances I would recommend trying out are Givenchy...
  31. Thread: Hanae Mori?

    by rhaybans
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    Re: Hanae Mori?

    get a EDT tester on eBay for less than $30. It's a good fragrance to please the masses.

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    get a EDT tester on eBay for less than $30. It's a good fragrance to please the...
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    Poll: I got bored of Mugler Cologne and sold it. Still...

    I got bored of Mugler Cologne and sold it. Still hanging onto Infusion d'Homme which I think is a superior scent.
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    currently my favorite designer fragrance.

    currently my favorite designer fragrance.
  34. Not sure what you are asking. If you are asking...

    Not sure what you are asking. If you are asking what note appears in the greatest number of our fragrances, I don't see how anyone could possibly arrive at any answer but vanilla. It the staple...
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    I would guess your perceived coloration...

    I would guess your perceived coloration difference are more likely related to optics rather than different formulations.
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    not Eau Sauvage

    not Eau Sauvage
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    I can tolerate BC. Eau d'Hermes crosses the line...

    I can tolerate BC. Eau d'Hermes crosses the line for me.
  38. Re: What is the next trend after Oud !? Im getting burned out, and quickly.

    Rose. The gender lines are blurring further by the day.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Pure Malt for clubbing?

    I have sworn to never wear it to a club again. It doesn't project loudly and gets overtaken by all of the smoke and other smells. So for me, if I wear it to a club it is worthless.
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    Re: The Wealthy Sailor

    Global thermonuclear war

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    GLOBAL THERMONUCLEAR WAR
  41. Re: Wanting to treat myself to a scent for my B-day

    LDDM by a country mile.
  42. Poll: Re: What to wear to a Buddy Guy concert and meet-up

    how cool. I recently have lost my mind in blues music. I went from about 3 blues albums a few months ago to now having close to 200. Buddy Guy is definitely a historical figure in blues music, and...
  43. Re: which one do you prefer among Back to Black, Cologne pour le Soir, Absolue pour le Soir?

    I wrote my comment half a dozen different ways. All of them came across as pretentious.

    I prefer APLS.

    Difficulty rating: 8/10
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    Re: your best orange parfume

    i won't lie, citrus conversations bore me to pieces. After doing a quick once-over, I'd say Le Labo Bergamote 22 is my most desired of everything mentioned so far. Parfum d’Empire Azemour Les...
  45. Re: Best "Cold night" or nighttime wardrobe Scent that turns heads...

    Geir Ness
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    Re: FIERCE - Doesn't project or last...

    I've smelled every meathead that wears Fierce from at least a quarter mile away. ;)
  47. Re: Perry Ellis 360 Red: A Defence of "Kockoffs" and Copies better than the original

    the gold box is the women's. the picture is contradicting the title...

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    well what i said is true, but upon closer look, yeah that bottle says something about 365 days. lol....
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    Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    I would like to think I played a part in making it so currently popular. I called it my #1 a year ago in a YouTube video that got 3,500 views. It's still one of my favorites.

    I don't know if...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Aventus vs Timbuktu

    btw. why poll Aventus against anything? You know what the popular vote is going to be. This is why we need the Electoral College. lol.
  50. Thread: Cafe Rose

    by rhaybans
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    Re: Cafe Rose

    I am testing out some samples of Cafe Rose. So far, for me it's one of those many in between fragrances. I don't have too many good or bad things to say about it. All I do know is I have so many...
  51. Re: Looking for a new frag thats very masculine but also modern!

    Bulgari Black
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    Poll: Re: Creed Aventus vs Timbuktu

    own Timbuktu, but prefer Chanel Sycomore. Seems like it would fit the bill for what you are looking for. On the designer side, I revisited Burberry Brit today and thought that smelled pretty good...
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    Re: Does anything remind you of Egoiste?

    own the current. smelled some old & cologne concentree Egoiste and find this statement untrue. i think the current is just fine.
  54. Poivre 23 shares a lot of qualities with amber...

    Poivre 23 shares a lot of qualities with amber fragrances as well, imo.
  55. Re: Opinions on a more masculine Poivre 23 for winter

    this would be my answer.
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    Re: Serge Luten fragrances

    0_o
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    Re: Serge Luten fragrances

    Serge Lutens is not an easy line to get into. If there is some imaginary difficulty level with fragrances, I would classify SL as advanced. Order some samples and revisit them periodically. One of...
  58. Re: What's the harshest or "unfriendliest" cologne ever?

    Wow....that's super debatable IMO!!![/QUOTE]

    I don't see why. It gives me a huge headache. I really like Aramis btw.
  59. Re: What's the harshest or "unfriendliest" cologne ever?

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    Issey Miyake - L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme
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    Re: Calling all Hermes experts..chime in..

    They might have some sweet aspects, but I definitely wouldn't call either a sweet fragrance. Equipage is the more "dated" of the two imo. I own vintage Bel Ami which I find quite superior to the...
  61. Re: Which to buy, Vintage Monsieur de Givenchy or the newer Mythique version

    I have the version directly before the Mythique release, and is the only version I have smelled. I really enjoy it and find it to last a fair amount of time on my skin. I was happy with it because...
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    Re: Failures/Duds from your favorite houses

    Serge Lutens Jeax de Peau. yack.
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    Re: Edition Blanche Is So Overrated...

    same here. I tried it many times, and I can barely smell it each time. from what little I can smell I find no appeal in it.
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    Re: Unique scents for less than $150?

    you can purchase many niche fragrances in 50ml for less than $150. Serge Lutens, Le Labo, Montale, Tauer, Bond (FragranceNet), Chanel Les Exclusifs (75ml), Comme des Garcons, L'Artisan, The...
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    Re: Used to hate it... now I LOVE it

    I still hate it.
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    Poll: Re: Original Vetiver vs Mugler Cologne

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver is superior to both of these IMO.
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    Re: Your Top Hermés male fragrances ?

    Bel Ami. vintage. in the jar/vase looking bottle.
  68. Re: Masculine Fragrance with Leather, Tobacco & Musk

    check out Montale. Welcome to Basenotes.
  69. Re: Wanted Spicy, Dirty, NO sweetness, at $100 or less. Suggestions please.

    Easy one. Yatagan.
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    Re: Fahrenheit smells feminine

    hahaha
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    Re: Cologne suggestions for a friend?

    I like the Comme de Garcons suggestions. You should be able to smell those at Barneys or Scent Bar out there. I would take him, have him spray on a few on his arms, walk around for a bit, return to...
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    Re: Whats good from Givenchy?

    Monsieur de Givenchy & Givenchy Gentleman are bottle worthy for me. Monsieur de Givenchy is a nice citrus fragrance with some depth (lavender & oakmoss) that can be worn year round in all occasions....
  73. Re: The Six Degrees of Thallium - and discount store rage...

    going into department stores, Sephoras, discount fragrance shops, mall kiosks & flea markets is indeed an adventure in itself having to deal with the sales people. They push all sorts of off-brand...
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud or Dior Oud Ispahan

    I definitely think Leather Oud is the more special fragrance. Check out Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie and Le Labo Oud 27 before you buy it though.
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    Re: Work fragrance

    it offends me very much. gives me a monster headache.
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    Re: Rank your favorite rose oud fragrance

    Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    Le Labo Baie Rose 26

    I enjoy many rose fragrances, but those two are at the head of the pack imo.
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    Re: Fragrances similar to Encre Noire?

    you can try MPG Route de Vetiver

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26121387.html
  78. Re: Fragrances you keep going back to even though you don't like them???

    If you would have asked me this question 2 weeks ago, I would have said Le Labo Oud 27. Finally after my nose battling that damn fragrance for a year and half, I went from hate to love. Bought a...
  79. Re: Scents with the most fascinating transitions?

    easy question for me. Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque.

    others I'll mention: Parfums d'Empire Ambre Russe, some of the Le Labos, several of the Serge Lutens.
  80. Re: I want a fragrance that can make me feel like I'm in an exotic spice / incense world country

    Andy Tauer L'air du Desert Marocain
    Hermes Poivre Samarcande
    many Serge Lutens (I see you already own several. excellent choices!)
    Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    Tom Ford Noir de Noir...
  81. Re: Your favorite house's highest highs and crushing lows

    Serge Lutens

    High: Ambre Sultan, Muscs Koublai Khan, Fumerie Turque, Gris Clair, the list goes on and on…

    Low: Jeux de Peau. Makes me physically nauseous.
  82. Thread: Your 2 cents

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    Re: Your 2 cents

    Not big on JXXV or Creed OV. I think OV is a waste of money. Just being honest.

    Haven't smelled interlude.
  83. Re: La myrrhe, serge lutens , your opinion about this fragance.is it a must have or not..?

    can live without it……BUT would love to own it.
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    Re: Ambre Sultan skankiness

    Not skanky imo.

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    Not skanky imo.
  85. Re: Do u think Michael Jordan or Tim Mcgraw actually wear their brand of fragrance? Celebrity fragra

    Usher makes fragrances. He wears Nasomatto Black Afgano.
  86. Re: What fragrance do you think compliments Rayban Wayfarer Sunglasses?

    whatever I feel like wearing :)
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    Poll: Re: DHI vs La Nuit Poll?

    I have both. Both will make you smell good.
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    enjoy your new purchase. I've had my bottle for...

    enjoy your new purchase. I've had my bottle for a few months now, and have really love it. wear Sycomore anytime you wish. Works in all situations.
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    Re: Chanel sycomore

    Buy Sycomore. You won't regret it. Sell OV. lol.
  90. Thread: Sweet montale

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    Red Aoud

    Red Aoud
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    Re: Fragrance recommendation: Spicy amber...

    Ambre Russe
  92. Re: Challenge: Whole wardrobe from 1 perfumer only

    after Sheldrake left, Serge Lutens acted like a bitter child and took majority credit and downplayed Sheldrake's role. Sheldrake was the perfumer and Lutens was the creative director (supposedly).
  93. Re: If you own 50+ bottles: imagine you were to start from none now: what are the first 5 you would

    pretty awesome picks dukey :)
  94. Re: If you own 50+ bottles: imagine you were to start from none now: what are the first 5 you would

    hmm…

    Chanel Sycomore
    Chanel Egoiste
    Terre d'Hermes
    Le Labo Rose 31
    L'air du désert marocain

    Honorable Mention: Dior Homme Intense. Not because I love love it, but it's undeniably good for...
  95. Re: Challenge: Whole wardrobe from 1 perfumer only

    Easy question for me. Christopher Sheldrake. Most of the Serge Lutens & some of the Chanels.
  96. Re: Poivre 23, I would rather suck on a roll of quarters.

    a nice fragrance with good scent development. however it reminds me of several other (less expensive) fragrances, and even though I like it, I didn't think when factoring in it's huge price tag it...
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    Poll: Re: Frapin 1270 vs Pure Malt

    i could live without either.
  98. very nice fragrance that has gotten me several...

    very nice fragrance that has gotten me several good compliments. I think it's bottle worthy.
  99. Re: F Malle vetiver extraodinaire . New appreciation

    very different frags. However in my case, I don't care for OV or VE.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 10, 2012

    Hermes Poivre Samarcande
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