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    Fleur de male..is it too feminine?

    I love this! Too bad it got discontinued...

    I would say not feminine at all.

    It's brash, bold, loud and unapologetic and on your face...just needs somebody confident enough to carry it off!
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    Game of 3

    Is the current version of Aramis still that good? Or do you have the vintage in mind?

    Same question for Costume National Scent Intense also...

    Coming from you that would be a high...
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes - EDT or Pure Parfum?

    Ageing seems to improve some performance
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    Recommendations for a very dry vanilla

    *duplicate*
  5. Re: i need advice for extremely strong and long lasting fragnances.

    Partly skin type (oily skin) + partly weather in the southern part of the country.

    Somehow heavy frags seem to last longer though even these can become intolerable as the temperature rises...
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  6. Re: i need advice for extremely strong and long lasting fragnances.

    Based on my experience I would say that they are certainly long lasting...get 10 hours or more easily during Indian summers...

    But yes, I agree with you on the projection/ loudness part...after a...
  7. What do you dislike the most about your fragrance hobby?

    Don't like the following things

    1. Increasing price in proportion to decreasing size (and never mind the claims of extra concentrated, contains super rare elemental magic etc etc)...

    would it...
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    Re: Got slammed tonight...

    Not only her...I can imagine dogs, cats, birds even ants running away from somebody wearing that combo :)

    Lol...pure sheer torture! Who needs thumb tacks and cork screws when one has that combo...
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    Terre d'Hermes - EDT or Pure Parfum?

    The parfum...but the mineralic notes are somewhat lacking compared to earlier EDT

    However current EDT becomes somewhat similar to the pre re formulated version after 6-10 months of usage...right...
  10. Re: Rance L'Aigle de la Victoire .... Reformulated

    Has this reformulation affected the longevity or the basic character of the scent?
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    Dress shoes vs dress boots

    Dress shoes in brown not black...

    Brown goes with everything except black trousers (black trousers and black shoes). Brown shoes are more versatile and matches well with most colours.

    With lace...
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    Re: Rochas lui????????

    Where are these available, if you don't mind sharing :)
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    Re: What to wear when online shopping?

    Lolzzzz
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    Re: What to wear when online shopping?

    Err...clothes?

    Or maybe the skankiest, barnyard frag that you own....
  15. How come Heavy Oud fragrances are made in very hot countries ?

    This summer, down south temp went up to 44-46C...combine that with the humidity and god awful weather!

    Imagine getting baked and boiled at the same time, when stepping outside! And it's bright...
  16. Re: Is the original Acqua Di Gio still better than all its flankers?

    TBH what gets discussed and lauded on the forums and Internet mostly have no relation to what sells well...perhaps a bit frustrating to someone who likes more complex perfumes but that's how the...
  17. Montale Black Aoud vs Mancera Black Line

    Can somebody help with this -

    I love black oud and what i get is a soapy green rose perfume more or less linear in nature, almost no change in the theme for over 12 hours...love it enough to get...
  18. Re: Is the original Acqua Di Gio still better than all its flankers?

    The original...nice, inoffensive scent can't go wrong with this for work or interviews...and yes even though a large percentage of the population seems to like this.
  19. Re: This Aventus sub forum has been a suprising success

    Well the (un)moderated jokes are a nice piece of tongue-in-cheek humour...they are kind of funny :)

    Taking a break now and again from heavy stuff is good.

    P.S. Don't own any creeds yet except a...
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    Re: Warm weather vanilla

    current Habit Rouge EDT is meh :( strong powdery almond and vanilla in the dry down...nice for those who like the type but am regretting blind buying this (was expecting horsey leather type). Guess...
  21. Poll: Sorry for another thread of Amber based fragrance selection.

    Am an amber freak :)

    From the list, those that I have tried, in no particular order

    Ambre Sultan
    Ambre 114
    Ambre Fetiche
    Ambre Russe
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    Re: Looking for rose suggestions

    How does it compare to Sa Majeste La Rose if you have had a chance to try it?
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    favorite jasmine ?

    You can order the sample set from the site directly.

    Worth a blind buy to me, incredibly rich and natural smelling...longevity wise I get around 6+ hours on skin...When spraying on the chest I...
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    Looking for rose suggestions

    Tauer Incense Rose period!

    Nothing else does the mix of authentic Indian incense and fizzy rose water so strongly.

    Lol...I keep getting confused in office thinking "wow that's a very nice...
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    Re: Best byredo

    Thanks will check it out
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    Re: Best byredo

    Where are the grey market stuff available? Or have they reduced the prices?
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    Ambre sultan

    Lol...the strong herbal opening does smell abit like the herb mix that go on the pizza, the small sachets.

    Feminine, perhaps yes if a person associates Amber as such...otherwise unisex

    Me am a...
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    Re: favorite jasmine ?

    SL A La Nuit
    La via del Profumo Tawaf
  29. Re: My body does not allow perfume to last, what do to do?

    SA's are taught to spray on air rather than on skin...that maybe causing the longevity issues.

    Else, consume more alkaline food and less of acidic ones on a regular basis...while moisturising...
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    Re: Best Niche For College

    Chergui from the list

    But I think something from Creed would be more of a crowd pleaser if that's what you are aiming for.
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    Re: Do people REALLY care about your scent?

    :) totally agree
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    Re: Another Creed price hike???

    Some of the new releases are priced insanely high :( can't afford most of them
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    Recommendations for a very dry vanilla

    +1 both are two of the best vanilla frags around and am a vanilla phobe (can't stand cupcake vanilla smell in perfumes, feels too synthetic to my nose)

    Will also add Shalimar to the list
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    Montale International Design Aoud Lime

    I love this...want to get a full bottle...that synthetic yet sharp but like able lime note kind of perks up my day :)

    Btw is it written somewhere on the bottle/box whether it's MiD or MP?
  35. Cannot smell TDH Eau Fraiche...can barely smell TDH EDT...strange phenomena

    EDT when I purchased a year back I could barely smell it...no vetiver or mineral notes unlike my decant...and unlike the Parfum.

    One year later, it seems to have become stronger and the vetiver...
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    Darvant on Carven Homme (original)

    Since vintage would be out of reach for most people, having a more relevant review of the current formulation would be more interesting perhaps for those who are interested in buying this.

    P.S....
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    Re: Celeste Parfums

    Thanks for sharing that...without tracking it's a little difficult to get parcels into India as they tend to get "lost" at Customs :)

    On their site I saw they mentioned using TNT...not sure if...
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    Re: Celeste Parfums

    Thanks for sharing a new source which ships to India also....any idea what/who is the shipping carrier? NL post or some thing else?
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    Sorry it was enough

    Haha that really cracked me up!!! His style of writing reviews really rocks, if he did indeed write that...

    Really have to grab a copy of the book
  40. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    How long does it last on skin? And is there any difference from the perfume?
  41. Re: Anything similar to Herba Fresca but more robust?

    Oriza Le Grande -bourbon vetiver (Minty vetiver and long lasting though the herbal piece is missing)
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    A peach of a fragrance.

    NR for Her (black box and pink bottle) great rose and peach and jasmine musk...long lasting and discreet
  43. Re: Two new Montale's for 2015! GOLDEN SAND & STARRY NIGHT

    Thanks hednic...the Golden Sands sounds nice and definitely worth trying
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    What kind of razor do you use??

    Muhle R89 for few years...later will add a R89 Grande and then after deciding whether I like the short or long one, will perhaps add a R41.

    Or maybe I should go for the R41 Grande.

    Beautiful...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    Is it only a bottle changes only or the juice has been reformulated also?
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    First fall/winter fragrance

    While oily skin can be plagued with acne and pimples and blackheads...it comes with two great blessings!

    One - your perfumes will last way longer than on others with normal / dry skin (generally...
  47. From which sites you order colognes ? Are these sites legit ?

    The item listed will show as "sold by Amazon"

    I generally prefer sold and fulfilled by Amazon, wherever available....

    And btw FragranceX is currently offering free shipping internationally...
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    a guy leaning towards 3 female scents

    I like quite a few scents meant for women....it's all in the nose and what it likes after all.

    I like Chanel and Guerlain women range to be quite good, maybe better than that for the men's line.
    ...
  49. Aventus: Why Does it Smell Like Pinesol???

    Pine sol / Lysol - Type of floor and surface cleaner liquid disinfectant :)
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    Best Leather fragrance poll

    Exactly! The current EDT certainly does not seem to have any leather to my nose...or maybe it's buried deep, deep beneath the incense and woody mid...

    To my nose, Habit Rouge EDT is more of a...
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    Finally got TdH, what a gem :)

    Used to love the flinty, mineral notes in the EDT, however newer versions seem to be lacking...

    So the parfum, which is still amazing and very masculine and crowd pleasing.
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    Re: Fragrantica Reviews....

    Go there to check out the notes and longevity ratings and yes also the reviews...I like their search function a LOT and the fact that they have a lot of perfumes in their database.

    yes the reviews...
  53. Re: Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels - Still Good?

    I have a bottle which is two years old and less than 1/4th used.

    For the price, I think it's a very good old-school type fragrance...wish it got a bit more love from people out there so that it...
  54. What laundry detergent do you use to wash your clothes?

    Slowly shifting to soapnuts, more natural way of washing clothes with a drop or two of lavender essential oil in the wash and a cup of vinegar to soften the water....though doesn't always work for...
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    Re: Authentic Mainstream Rose Perfumes

    What about Clinique Aromatics Elixir? For a mainstream perfume that's pretty amazing
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    Re: Favorite Atelier Cologne fragrance

    Some of the Atelier fragrances seem to share a common lush and ripe lime note (very strong in CE) which is nice...but for other frags it seems to suppress the supposed key note e.g. vetiver fatale...
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    Best dealers

    Only 13 hours old account and first post is this? That's kind of funny no?



    Maybe a shill? :)
  58. Re: First ever perfume finished with a crimped bottle......

    Looks great! Very professional looking finish and nice bottle :) looks a bit like the Bottega Veneta ones
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    Need rose suggestions.

    +1 to what Surfacing said...

    But really surprised by how fragile some people's definition of "masculinity" is :shakes head: :sighs:
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    Re: Need rose suggestions.

    Love and wear Shalimar and No. 5, Shalimar is absolutely fantastic even in its current form! And am a guy :)

    Not to get into an argument - but when did a perfume define the man / woman gender?...
  61. First in Fragrance-Very bad customer service!!!

    Thanks for sharing the information about Colissimo, good to know :) now I need to just figure out some more French shopping sites which ship here.

    iHerb, one of my favourite shopping sites uses...
  62. Should we spend more on higher quality deodorants?

    +1 to Primal Pit Paste, a little goes a long way...using the regular one, it has a very faint coconut smell and that's all...you can order from Amazon or directly from their site

    I do use the...
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    Alternatives to Memoir Man

    Small query - is there a change in memoir man / re formulation before and after the magnetic cap change?

    And polities for asking this here - Lyric Man is one of my favourite rose perfumes, have...
  64. First in Fragrance-Very bad customer service!!!

    lol...you guys are used to totally different standards!

    Indian postal system and customs is a Russian roulette, every parcel is a fresh game of chance! Absolute crap...

    getting a parcel in hand...
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    Poll: Re: L'occitane Pour Homme vs Vetyver

    Pour Homme...fantastic soft and sweet lavender with lot of other things going on and lasts on me for 8 hrs or more...not a projection monster but really very nice and works excellently in hot and...
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    Re: Masculines with prominent lavender?

    Caron PH - wild lavender and vanilla but lasts only for 4 hrs or so

    L'Occitane PH - wonderful soft lavender, very long lasting and refined

    Rania J Lavande 44
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    Is Samsara still good?

    Too screechy, thin and synthetic with a jasmine / floral note projection massively with 5 sprays...samsara edp in an Indian summer after a 30 mins walk to the office :)

    That said, it's really nice...
  68. 1 spritz of Leather Oud = big complaint

    Lol...after being gassed by a lady sitting next seat on a two hours flight, having over sprayed some cloyingly sweet perfume, I can understand what a torture a strong perfume can be in small enclosed...
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    Re: Online Shopping India

    Perfumecrush is good...then Splash Fragrances in eBay is a known person (Gaurav in Lucknow)

    Also you can join the Desi Frag Heads community in FB (send a PM to Jammy here in BN to get...
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    Salome by Papillon Artisan Perfumes.

    ok, am hooked!! blind buy for sure and moves to the top of the list :)
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    Re: Biblically rich scents.

    I like Papillon Anubis...really nice oriental and worth sampling.
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    Re: Which Patch to reward myself with?

    That's a great description...reading the lines made me see and smell it...almost!

    Now I have a hankering to try all of those!
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    Ok thanks...will check it out on the website

    Ok thanks...will check it out on the website
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    In tapatalk the link is not working...getting an...

    In tapatalk the link is not working...getting an invalid link msg :(
  75. Re: Selling on BN - Anybody else frustrated with it ?

    Thanks...That's a good point and I have forgotten that a few times when buying from eBay :(

    Will keep that in mind....
  76. Important announcement regarding Marketplace, Blogs and News

    Perhaps we can keep the Splits section if possible? It offers a lot of us a good way of trying out expensive or hard to get stuff.

    And a request Grant - would be nice if the new forum software is...
  77. Re: Serge Lutens adds 5 new scents to luxury line

    Would love to see your list :)

    While I like SL frags (the ones I tried) a lot, no way I can afford anything with such markup :( anyway no need to get tempted, since it will be all Paris exclusives
  78. Everyone Always Hates on Polo Colognes: Why?

    I like the current polo green...smells a it thinner than what I remember but still decent pine and bitter green scent
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    lalique encre noir

    The regular - Excellent smell yes even the short inky opening...unfortunately on me while it does last from morning to evening, it does become a skin scent very fast with almost zero projection.
    ...
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    Splitting, what's in it for them?

    From a splits buyer viewpoint - First, thanks to all the splitters who make the inaccessible accessible...for a lot of us, decants and samples are not cheap or easy to come by when factoring in...
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    Re: New Summer scent after winnowing down

    Generally ISO E plays well on my skin...the EDP works fine :( maybe my nose is changing or something
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    Re: New Summer scent after winnowing down

    Think the TDH EDT has become thinned down....can barely smell the EDT from my bottle purchased last year :(
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    Re: Tauerville Vanilla Flash

    Thanks ...guess I got to try it myself and see :)
  84. Re: Keep track of brands/perfumers you like

    Interesting and very useful option...would be great if some companies offer free samples too...could be useful as a source of beta testers perhaps :) tbh not expecting such...

    Thank you for this...
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    Tauerville Vanilla Flash

    So what's the longevity like on either of the two? Am quite intrigued by these two releases...need to try.
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    Re: Cancer treatment and perfumes. Help?

    Wish you all the best and a speedy recovery aphexacid.

    How about some hydrosols such as rose water or orange water or lavender water? They are not really perfumes / colognes perhaps but something...
  87. Re: Terrible experience with StrawberryNet.com

    Lol...customs duties are the norm here....duties not being charged is an exception :) a jealous of your guys...

    Today had placed a $50 order and made a mistake in the address...sent them an email...
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    Recieved my Tauer samples today

    Of the three that I have tried, LADDM and Lonestar are absolutely brilliant...both very different but fantastic compositions.

    Hated the Rose Incense though...too much of Indian fizzy and cheap...
  89. I kind of like Johnny Depp and his acting and his...

    I kind of like Johnny Depp and his acting and his movies (some of them)... I can identify more with him than a teen heartthrob like Pattinson...
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    I get a nutty Vetiver vibe in the Atelier Vetiver Fatale...maybe not peanuts but definitely some nut though I can't identify which one :)

    Atelier I think says its hazelnut but never tasted it so...
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    Re: Best everyday scent

    ADG essenza
    YSL L'Homme
    Dior Homme
    Davidoff Coolwater
    Chanel Egoiste and Platinum Egoiste
    Chanel Bleu
  92. Why I will never own or sample a Roja Dove fragrance

    Am sure some of his frags are nice and surely he has his market of buyers for his asking price (else why price them so high) but to be honest I can't afford to pay his price...

    If his business...
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    Re: got me some 4711 today

    Good to know that, thank you



    Hmmm I guess I will do that...the temperature has been hitting 46C and above regularly and wearing anything heavy even with less number of sprays is a pain...one...
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    Re: got me some 4711 today

    Any idea if the big 800ml bottles come with a sprayer? Or do I need to get the small 50ml bottle too along with the big one...

    And fleeting is how fleeting? Do I need to spray every 15 mins LOL?
  95. Re: Terrible experience with StrawberryNet.com

    Lucky you :)

    Being in India, by the time one factors in the currency conversion and cost of a bottle in euro / dollars + shipping + customs duties...the cost for Serge Lutens bottles become same...
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    Online perfume stores

    ParfumMaria

    Escentual

    Liberty London
  97. Re: New Luca Turin reviews: Dior, Elie Saab, Guerlain

    Hmmm am already planning to sample skive, perhaps time to add Lampblack to the list also.

    And a nice perfume guide would be really interesting but please have an ebook version also if possible at...
  98. Re: Tauerville Vetiver and Petitgrain: a water-based spray for body, home and linen

    As of now, I can't stand Rose Incense but love Lonestar and LADDM and overall appreciate his fragrances a lot...look forward to trying his Tauerville perfumes...
  99. Re: Terrible experience with StrawberryNet.com

    Hey Remik sorry to hear about your experience with them...

    I have placed five orders from them till now within last one year, latest was a month back and all of them have gone smoothly, with a...
  100. Re: New Luca Turin reviews: Dior, Elie Saab, Guerlain

    Lol...he is anything but boring :) good time pass when going through his writing though of course it hurts a bit when he pans something that one likes.
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