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    Re: Why do we wear less than  5 star frags?

    Wearing a scent is the only real way to get to know it in my opinion. A scent may be a two-star scent during the first wearing, but there is something that makes me intrigued, and I want to discover...
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    Re: SotD Friday 9th June

    Vetiver Extraordinaire, folks.
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    Re: Caron 3th man, what's it like?

    Very wearable and very compliment-getting! I wear it a lot.

    I'd describe it as a sweet, floral fougère, sort of.

    In the topnotes there is a nice accord of lavendel and citrus which are soon...
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    Re: The Irresistible Fig

    I just read yesterday in Science that some old remains of fig fruits was found in the lower Jordan valley in the 1970's, but just recently scientists have realized how old these really are. They are...
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    Re: Men who wear Acqua di Parma: Iris Nobile...

    Absolutely adore it and want to wear it all the time.
    I recently described it as a nectary floral. I think it is very versatile, can be used almost everywhere, this is a scent of spring, but I want...
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    Re: Blind purchase: Yatagan

    Well, I have very little to add, I can only agree to all the praise it has gotten. I only have a 10 ml decant of Yatagan, but as soon as I run out of it, I'll buy the full bottle - and it's bloody...
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    Re: Musc Ravageur: your views

    I am not fond of it. Far, far too sweet for my taste. The vanilla really makes me a bit sick. I cannot see the sexiness in this, it is way too polished, it needs more dirtiness to be sexy....
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    Re: SOTD Statistics May 2006

    Good job, my dear friend!
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    Re: SotD Saturday 3rd June

    L'artisan - Premier Figuier
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    Re: SOTD Friday 2 June

    MPG - Santal Nobile
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    Re: Pix of wardrobe?

    Very nice presentation of the bottles, TheCure!
    As beautiful as many perfume bottles are, I often come to think about how tacky it looks when there are hundreds and hundreds of bottles piled on top...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 31 May

    Acqua di Parma - Iris Nobile
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    Re: Smoke Smoke and more Smoke.

    Diptyque - Essence of John Galliano (room spray) should definately be on your list. It is very linear (it's a bloody room spray!) but reminds me very beautifully of a burning fire of birch wood, with...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday May 30

    Knize ten
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    Re: SotD Monday May 29

    Guerlain Vetiver
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    by geastrum
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    Re: Cannabis Santal

    I'd like to sample Canabis Santal one of thee days, it sounds good. My sotd today was PG's Coze ,and this one contains "Canapa Sativa Seed" oil. Now I don't know if this is the same as Canabis, but...
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    Re: Sweeter leathers?

    I immediately think of Guerlain's Cuir Beluga, which could be worth a try. It is expensive as hell, but I remember that it was the only scent from the exclusive L'Art et la Matière-line that really...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 27th May

    Acqua di Parma - Iris Nobile

    I totally love this scent, it is so mellow and comforting, and so well done. It's not the least chemical, all the way from the first second it is a radiant beauty. I...
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    Re: SotD Friday 26th May

    I'm on the same team as moon_fish:

    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: SotD 23 May Tuesday

    Caron - Le 3eme homme

    got a very sincere compliment from a friend, it made my day!
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    Re: what the heck is Iso E Super

    http://www.perfumersworld.com/ sell the stuff. Just search for "iso e super".

    i would really love to smell this, sound like a very, very intriguing molecule.
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    Re: SOTD May 22 Monday

    Dzing!
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    by geastrum
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    Re: Basenotes Influence on the Perfume Industry

    The very sympathetic Andy Tauer sure reads what is said on Perfumers of Life. Not sure he reads basenotes, though.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday May 17

    I am ill today, staying in bed. :'(
    But nonetheless I am smelling lovely of:

    CdG - White


    Happy birthday, CoL²!
  25. Re: Smelled new L'Artisan Fou d'Absinthe today

    Sounds intriguing with that strange development and the aniseed/wormwood note that I adore. Pretty much everything in your description are keywords to things I like: woody, dry, wormwood, cedar,...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday May 16

    Acqua di Parma - Iris Nobile

    First real wearing. I'm most impressed by this one! Especially the initial burst when first applied.
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    Re: Tea for Two --> overrated?

    ;D ;D

    Haha, you beat me to it while I was typing! I knew I could trust you, EnvYuS!
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    Re: Tea for Two --> overrated?

    I see absolutely no sweetness whatsoever in this scent. Linear, yeah sure. But still brilliantly well made, intresting and full of integrity. Hence, I wouldn't say it is overrated.
    I was not...
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    Re: SotD, Monday May 15

    Guerlain - Vetiver
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    Re: Pix of wardrobe?

    My juvenile collection.

    http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/8770/parf6yo.th.jpg
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    Re: SotD Sunday 14th May

    Cuiron

    I feel it is discrete and sophisticated enough to wear to the opera.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 13th of May

    A bit chilly outside. I think it will be a... a... a... Yatagan-day!
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    Re: Fragrances that are in the same "Family"

    Coco mademoiselle, Miss dior chèrie and Sarah Jessica Parker - Lovely.

    Of these three, Coco mademoiselle is the fairly young but classy mother, Lovely is the older sister that just went to college...
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    Re: Guerlain Habit Rouge vs. Guerlain Vetiver

    Personally I love, own and often wear Guerlain's Vetiver. I have only sampled Habit rouge a few times and found it to be a slightly vanillic oriental, or whatever, but with this pretty outstanding...
  35. Re: The scents that are so good that you save them

    Cuiron and Vetiver Extraordinaire.
    Damn, I should really buy at least one extra, big bottle of Cuiron and keep it in the fridge for future use.
    The VE is just the 5ml sample. I meant to buy a full...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 12 May

    Gaultier2
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    Re: SotD Thursday May 11

    Dzing!
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    Re: The Citrus-Anatomy

    Lux by Mona di Orio (2006)
    This scent tries to capture the slicing of a fresh lemon - in slow motion. Every phase of the scent is long and rich. At first I get a fresh, light scent, reminding me of...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 10th May

    Dzing!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 9 May

    Essence of John Galliano
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    Re: SotD Sunday 7th May

    MPG - Santal Noble
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    Re: Fragrance on an Interview REDUX

    What is DTM?
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    Re: How is fragrance regarded in your culture?

    Very intresting to read, emad! Thank you!
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    Re: SotD Friday 5th May

    L'Artisan Parfumeur - Premier Figuier
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    Re: SotD Thursday 4th May

    CdG - White
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, April 15th

    Cuiron
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    Re: SotD Monday 24th April

    Dzing!
  48. Thread: Celery notes

    by geastrum
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    Re: Celery notes

    I usually hate, really HATE celery as a food stuff. Nonetheless I've loved Yatagan from first sniff.
    But I cannot say I associate celery with BO. I hate it just because it tastes sweet-sour and its...
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    Re: SotD Sunday April 23

    Caron - Le 3eme homme
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    Re: Blind buys you have most regretted...

    I thoroughly enjoy buying blind! I havn't bought very many yet, but have not been dissappointed by any of those I have bought. Even if it is not love at first sniff, the fact that I have built up...
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    Re: Rive Gauche - pronunciation?

    Once again.

    A great page to visit is:

    http://www.nuance.com/realspeak/demo/


    You can type the word, choose the language and you'll instantly get a .wav file with the correct pronounciation....
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    Re: SotD Friday 21st April

    Caron - Yatagan


    I've been out birdwatching today. Yatagan is the perfect company.
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    Re: Dzing! Went the...

    I just cannot see any similarity whatsoever between these. I'm shocked that anyone do!
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    Re: Males Wearing Female Fragrances.

    And now you have made a Swede learn a new word!

    Cooties!!! Cooties!!!

    Wanna learn it in swedish? Tjejbaciller!
  55. Re: going to Sweden on business - anywhere to go?

    Flows like water? I've never seen it! Am I blind? :o
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    Re: Good "female" Carons for men?

    Great topic. I thoroughly love this house but have so far only smelled the ones marketed as masculine. This thread will be bookmarked and examined carefully.
  57. Re: going to Sweden on business - anywhere to go?

    I ditto all of MonkeyManMatts recommendations. I spent a few days browsing through the perfume shops in Malmö this winter, but there really are nothing but the regular department store frags. And...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 19th April

    CdG 2 Man
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 18th April

    Guerlain - Vetiver

    How I love, love, love you, Vetiver! ;D
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    Re: SOTD Monday 17 April

    Gaultier2


    I don't know why, I'm not even in the mood for it. Let's just say my hand slipped while choosing.
  61. Re: Are all citrusy/light fragrances short lived?

    I sampled Mona di Orio's Lux a few days ago. It started out as a perfect imitation of the cut through a fresh lemon. The top notes smelled exactly like lemon peel and was astonishingly well done and...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 10 April

    SOTD: Caron Yatagan

    SOYD: Caron Yatagan
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    Re: Tell me about Yatagan

    Hey guys,

    I smelled Robert Piguet's Bandit today for the first time. I immediately thought of Knize Ten. I do not mean that they are very similar, but I guess that I have much more understood what...
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    Re: A Month's Worth of Thoughts on Scents

    Great to have you back!
  65. Thread: Just curious

    by geastrum
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    Re: Just curious

    The anise/liqourice is the prominent note for me in L'artisan - Mechant loup
    great scent in many other ways, too!
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    Re: SotD Thursday 6th April

    I'll soon take a shower and then It's time for:

    Caron Yatagan



    The yatagen thread inspired me to wear it - luckily it was one of three scents I brought on this trip!
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    Re: Tell me about Yatagan

    For me, Yatagan is much easier to wear then Knize Ten. The latter has enormous sillage, and I am a bit afraid of too much sillage (but that fear is gradually wearing away as I grow more confident in...
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    Re: Nicest Bottles?

    But what really gets me going is of course the Serge Lutens bell bottles. The shape of the bottle is so elegant and the color of the juice is always wonderful. When they are ornamented it is done so...
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    Re: Back from Florence!

    Wonderful to read about your adventures, Matt!

    Acqua di Cuba sounds right up my alley, will definately need to get a decant of that one!
  70. Re: SoTD Wednesday April 5th 2006! A special day!

    Congratulations on your birthday, Gshock! And a BIG congrats on being accepted to the university you want. Education rocks, IMHO!


    SOTD: Caron - Yatagan


    I'm going off over the weekend. I...
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    Re: Parfums Le Guide by Luca Turin translation

    Wonderful work, Helg! I'll definately read this when I get the time. I hope Luca appreciates your effort and let you post the complete text (of course he will!). Once again, well done!
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    Re: Nicest Bottles?

    Christian Lacroix - Tumulte pour homme is one unique and good-looking bottle!


    http://www.douglas.ru/files/aromats/tumulte_man.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 4 April

    Caron - Le 3eme homme
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    Re: SotD Monday April 3rd

    I forgot to spray! :-[
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    Re: SotD Sunday April 2nd

    Caron - Yatagan
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    Re: SOTD statistics - WINTER 2006

    Wonderful job, The_love!

    This just reminded me: Aaargh... I badly feel the need to try Idole.
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    Re: SotD Saturday April 1

    Dzing!


    I was at a horse jumping event today, of course I wore Dzing!
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    Re: SotD 31 Friday

    Guerlain Vetiver


    SOYD: Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: Fragrance ridiculousness

    Haha, did a similar think with Vetiver Extraordinaire. It was swollen and hurting for many, many hours!

    But for 1st of April, I think you would definatlely feel like the fool yourself if you...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 29th March

    Knize Ten



    And on my wrists and upper sides of hand:

    Platinum Egoiste (don't like the top notes, drydown much better),
    Pour Monsieur (beautiful citrus topnotes, a bit less appealing sweet...
  81. Re: Top things to include in your personal fragran

    Vinterdroppe!

    Beautiful, beautiful! Let's distill it this summer!
  82. Re: Fragrances you consider to be totally *OVERRAT

    I will probably only say obvious thing, but what the heck.
    True, perfume is very subjective, but the question about what scents are overrated are in my humble opinion still very valid. Taste is...
  83. Re: Fragrances you consider to be totally *OVERRAT

    Very intresting to hear your opinions about it. Thank you Nsamadi. I'll keep it in mind in my future explorations.
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    Re: A list of strange notes

    The lichen they refer to is probably either of the two closely related species Pseudevernia furfuracea or Evernia prunastri. They are more commonly, but obviously erroneously since they are lichens,...
  85. Re: Fragrances you consider to be totally *OVERRAT

    This deviates a lot from my perception of this fragrance. There are a lot of things that I do not like about it, but I absolutely do not find it poorly constructed and haphazardous in it's...
  86. Re: Fragrances you consider to be totally *OVERRAT

    I keep trying Rive gauche over and over, but haven't been able to like it yet. But perfume is a risky business to stick out your nose and say you dislike something. You never know, the next time you...
  87. Re: Top things to include in your personal fragran

    Well, to be honest I mean the foilage too, the flowers are pretty small and what I get in my hand when stripping a plant is a mixture of leaves and flowers. Anyway, please tell us if you ever find a...
  88. Re: Top things to include in your personal fragran

    One more thing.

    Anyone familiar with the flower Common tansy? It's leaves, if crushed, gives a harsh smell which reminds me a bit of the smell of wormwood but it is much more dissonant and...
  89. Re: Top things to include in your personal fragran

    Hey griff, this is spooky! Independently of what you have written here, I just wrote this some minutes ago in Roboyogi's thread about unique scents:

    "But yatagan is wonderful, it really reminds me...
  90. Re: If I like unique scents...which should I buy b

    I voted yatagan, haven't really tried most of the others extensively, though. But yatagan is wonderful, it really reminds me of walking along the shoreline in the latter part of summer, reaping off...
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    Re: SotD Tueday 28th March

    My dear friend, is 10 cm of brand new snow your idea of a beautiful day in the end of march? I want spring now!

    SOTD is Cuiron.
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    Re: Pick your note!

    1. Summer - Tobacco
    2. Winter - Sandalwood
    3. Casual/Day - Leather
    4. Formal/Evening - Rose
    5. Overall favorite that you can't live without - Vetiver
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    Re: Dzing! vs. Musc Ravageur

    I cannot either see any similarity whatsoever. I appreciate Dzing! a lot more, didn't really care for MR at all! But I will revisit MR soon to see if my taste has changed. Dzing! was instant love,...
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    Re: Knize Forest and Ten

    I think previous posts give a very true description of Knize Ten. I am eventually starting to smell the leather note in this, and every time I use it I love it even more than the last time. Yesterday...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 22 March

    Caron - Le 3eme homme
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    Re: Female Fragrances on Guys

    I love No.5, and will probably buy it eventually. But when I think about it, my favourite of the Chanel's is No. 19! Such a wonderfully harsh floral (it's the galbanum I've learned recently from...
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    Re: Sables Puzzlement

    I'm not sure what the official definition of gourmand is. Something you can eat?
    I do not find Sables very sweet, but instead quite harsh and boozy. I think of it as a brandy/whiskey scent. VERY...
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    Re: Female Fragrances on Guys

    I could easily see myself wear Coco Mademoiselle! Miss Dior Cherie was compared to CM on the female board yesterday, and I totally agree. But Coco Mademoiselle doesn't have the prominent strawberry...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 21 March

    Today I've doused myself in Knize Ten!


    shouldn't we add the brand new "happy sillage smiley" to basenotes? ~:D


    SOTE: Shea butter and Cuiron
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 21 March

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