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    Re: NEW: Comme Des Garcons Wonderoud

    Dropped to the shops today and saw WonderOud on display so picked up a sample. Anyone else try this yet? A few initial impressions...

    It opens with a peppery spicy green cedar sharing more than a...
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    Re: Apple-scented Fragrances?

    Le Labo Ambrette 9
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    Re: What frags are "Antiseptic"?

    I had an operation once and the brown antiseptic gel they slavered on me smelled just like the sweet ambery facets of Amber Absolute.
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    Re: Smokey fragrance suggestions

    Totally, that's what I was thinking - then I realised this was a zombie thread from 2012! ;)
  5. Re: Carner Barcelona's El Born - Any opinions?

    Smelt it briefly off paper and from what I remember it came across as a gourmande, sweet but not piercing sweet, more of a burned sugary pudding sweet with a liquirice/anisic/spice facets. I wouldn't...
  6. Re: Need some violet/violet leaf recommendations

    I REALLY love Mona's Violette Fumee. It seems to be a polarising one though, but would definitely recommend seeking it out to sample.
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    Re: Amouage Journey Man: mish-mash

    I don't think Journey man is a bad fragrance, I liked it, but it just feels too commercially focused in that it would be hard to outright dislike but doesn't seem to have interesting/challenging...
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    I was wearing MAAI a couple of days ago and fir resins and moss were blooming strong, yet more facets unfold in discovery. I really don't find this overtly animalic either, the animalics (for me at...
  9. Re: Pathétique, performance perfume_________Pathétique contest.

    Top Notes
    Blackcurrant, Italian bergamot, French apples, Pineapple

    Middle Notes
    Rose, Dry birch, Moroccan jasmine, Patchouli

    Base Notes
    Musk, Oak moss, Ambergris, Vanilla
  10. Re: What is the best Designer fragrance in the last 5 years?

    You tore the words from my mouth...
  11. Re: What is the absolute FRESHEST & CLEANEST fragrance you have ever smelt?

    Another for Mugler Cologne
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    I'd say fatty animalic, not fecal. But I can be musk anosmic at times.
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming - Journey.

    Agree regarding the jasmine green tea in JW deadidol.
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming - Journey.

    I've been sampling the new Journey's the last few days. Some thoughts.


    Journey Man

    Great explosive zesty peppery sparkle on spraying literally lasting 30 seconds, then the pepper carries...
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    Re: CREED - Iris Tuberose

    *Old ladies* have better taste anyhows... :happy:
  16. Re: GIT notes question: Where does the sweetness in the heart come from?

    Dihydromyrcenol?

    Powerful, thin, sweet, fresh, lavender-like, fruity, metallic, citrusy (linalyl acetate-like), clary sage-like, well recognizable odour.
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    Re: The one that got away?

    Turtle Vetiver Front. Got a sample, fell in love, then found out Lesnez has just gone out of stock of full bottles.

    And exactly the same story for Slumberhouse Grev. :cry:
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    You will have to get in touch with them directly at info@bogue-profumo.com
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Lpp, Antonio confirmed the following to me regarding KER:

    "Not really planning to release KER as a personal fragrance, it's project created for an olfactory art exhibition in a very small ammount."
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    I've no idea lpp. If I hear I'll post a confirmation.
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Can't really add much to deadidol and Alfarom's wonderful thoughts, but I've been wearing Maai a few times now, and fully agree, it's a treasure.

    As for KER, it was apparently made as a fragrance...
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    Re: Good sillage and longevitty fragrance!

    Joop Homme
  23. Re: If Bel Ami Vetiver is such a hit, what would you imagine next?

    AFAIK they are doing a flanker of each original for 12 months only. This year it's Bel Ami Vetiver, next year it's Equipage's turn, and so on.

    This is what one of the Hermes SA's told me anyways.
  24. Re: I want something that screams "BDSM" - sexy, bold, alluring. What is it?

    Masque Montecristo would be a good start.
  25. Poll: Re: Your favourite Mona di Orio: Les Nombres d'Or?

    Cuir

    then Oud and Violette Fumee
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    The amaretto accord is going to have to be very subtle if I'm too like this one!
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    Re: Bruno Fazzolari Discussion

    I bought this blind based on deadidol's wonderful and articulate impressions as I could tell it would be up my street and haven't been disappointed one bit. A few words on my impressions.
    ...
  28. Re: Too Close to Call...Equally Matched Fragrance Pairs

    Idole EdT and Bentley pH Intense. Not exact but strong shared vibe.
  29. Re: Great Men's Fragrances that Feature Immortelle

    Another shout to CdG Luxe Patchouli.
  30. Re: Mazzolari Lui- Breakthrough scent, gift for spouse

    "Tangy" is one way of putting it (at least for the openning), but sorry I've no idea about reformulations etc, both my sample and FB were purchased within the last 12 months and were identical.
  31. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Recently discovered Seville a l'Aube and am completely blown away by it.
  32. Re: Mazzolari Lui- Breakthrough scent, gift for spouse

    I'd totally agree with you that Lui is amazing, but I found it more of an animalic patch / amber beast, than green / sappy.

    Whatever, enjoy it's a winner fur sure.
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    Re: The old book smell

    Dzing!
  34. Re: Help with my buying my first niche fragrance

    You can get sample sets from many niche houses for a reasonable price to get you going:

    - Etat Libre d'Orange
    - Parfums d'Empire
    - L'Histoire de Parfums
    - Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    -...
  35. Re: Help with my buying my first niche fragrance

    Sample, sample, sample that which you like the sound of from reviews etc (also throw in a few samples of stuff you don't like the sound of, you never know), then and only then lay down cash for full...
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    Re: Amouage Fate. Why so much hate?

    I love Fate Man. It's been interesting reading though this thread and I'll repeat what I've said before. The reason Fate Man doesn't get too much love IMO is that it treads the thin lonely space...
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    Re: Please Help Me With a Cooling Summer Scent

    Geranium Pour Monsieur +1
  38. Great review Alfarom! Made all the better by...

    Great review Alfarom! Made all the better by Montecristo which I happened to be wearing this evening. Looking guard to trying Tango and Russian Tea.
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    Re: What's the Weirdest Fragrance You Own?

    Slumberhouse Mare for me, it's that vegetal primordial verging on stomach churning feeling, definitely weird and wonderful.
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming - Journey.

    ^^ This curry looks too good... Droooool...!

    Regarding Journey they both sound great on paper but I'm always a little cautious of Kafkaesque reviews as our tastes can differ quite often, but...
  41. Re: "Dirty" Aromatic Spicy Masculines

    I am trying l'Artisan's Al Oudh today and is pretty fantastic. Cumin, spices, civet etc, but comforting at the same time. Pretty wearable after the opening too.
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    Poll: Re: Scent for a Tropical Garden Wedding

    Carnal Flower would do nicely.
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    Re: Fragrance with that fruity vibe

    Recently discovered and fell in love with La Parfum de Therese by Frederic Malle, it's a kind of melony, plumy floral aquatic/ozeonic, and just about the only aquatic I'll entertain, gorgeous stuff.
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    Re: New Amouage Opus VIII

    Notes & impressions:

    http://www.cafleurebon.com/new-niche-fragrance-opus-viii-olfactory-trompe-loeil/
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    Re: New Vero Profumo - ROZY

    Wonderful, sounds promising!
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    Re: New Vero Profumo - ROZY

    Great! Source?
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    Re: Just One Oudh

    Realoud - just so satisfying on so many levels.
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    Re: My take on the Hermes Un Jardin Series

    I also found Un Jardin Après La Mousson to be the best, love the peppery phantom water melon.
  49. Re: Your favourite from the Hermes Un Jardin Series ?

    Un Jardin Apres la Mousson
  50. Re: Scents in your wardrobe that suddenly become masterpieces?

    Timbuktu for me. Each time I wear it I fall in deeper. Certainly in my top three now.
  51. Re: Phoenecia Perfumes - anyone tried this house?

    A few words on Realoud, seeing as it's not on the database yet. It's pretty fantastic. Aside from Deadidol have many had the pleasure?

    Supremely cheesy barnyard oud opening (reminiscent of Ensar’s...
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    Re: What was your first fragrance?

    CK Obsession for Men
  53. Re: Hermes launches Classic Collections; first out Bel Ami Vetiver

    Unfortunately don't have BA vintage to compare, but sure someone else who does will pop up soon with a comparison.

    Anyone expecting great longevity will be disappointed, but BAV really shines...
  54. Re: Hermes launches Classic Collections; first out Bel Ami Vetiver

    One word can make such a difference...

    Been sampling this side by side with Bel Ami (current) they are poles apart. Where BA is soft tan leather with sparkling citrus and cinnamon/cumin spices,...
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    Re: Today I bought: D E C E M B E R 2013

    Slumberhouse Jeke
    Slumberhouse Ore
    Slumberhouse Vikt
    Slumberhouse Mare
    Slumberhouse Norne (backup)
    Or Black
    Patrick
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    A few thoughts on Zahd from recent samplings, I'll come straight out with it, I LOVE it.

    I was expecting the cranberry and champaca, which are both executed perfectly. The cranberry neither too...
  57. Re: A great camping/outdoors scent, but it's discontinued :(

    How about Eloge du Traiture by Etat Libre d`Orange
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, December 19, 2013

    Rose Nacree

    http://i1.wp.com/whatmenshouldsmelllike.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/P1260032.jpg
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    Re: Amber - I need a new one and soon!

    Not a patch monster in the slightest, it's a herbal feast with a nuclear amber. Like AS on acid.
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    Re: Amber - I need a new one and soon!

    Yes, if you liked Ambre Sultan this will blow you away.
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    Re: Niche refill bottles

    Sel de Vetiver by TDC

    Or Black by PM
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    Re: Niche refill bottles

    The Different Company
    Pascal Morabito
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, December 12th, 2013

    Avignon

    http://shop.w2store.co.uk/ekmps/shops/w2store/images/comme-des-garcons-parfums-incense-series-3-avignon-eau-de-toilette-[2]-784-p.jpg
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    Re: Best scent of the year for you?

    Another one for Montecristo, breathtaking stuff.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, December 7, 2013

    Memoir Man
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    Re: Fragrances you hate and or find repulsive?

    L'eau d'Issey pour Homme, and the evil marzipan death cloud from Tauer Phi.
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    Re: Dior homme intense ! ! !

    Joop Homme would fulfil your criteria.
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Layering

    Oud Wood and Santal Blush are wonderful layered.
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    Re: The Very Worst of 2013

    Lol Saif, you may be correct. You will always be in my gratitude for directing me towards Fetish pH Parfum. Now back to Phi;

    I received my free sample of Phi the other day, and have to say I...
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    Re: The Very Worst of 2013

    PHI Une Rose de Kandahar by Tauer - I hated it (Doesn't mean everyone will)
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    Re: The very best of 2013

    Best: Montecristo by Masque

    Honorable mentions to:

    Peety by O'Driu
    Violette Fumee by MdO
    Black by CdG
    Fate Man by Amouage
    Sahara Noir by Tom Ford
    Bentley for Men Intense
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    Re: Pick 3 from Chanel

    From Chanel :

    Sycomore
    Coromandel
    Pour Monsieur
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    Re: Andy Tauer...

    Just sampled Phi also, and found it unpleasant, but I suffer issues with almonds sometimes, so there you go... My wife also hated it.

    TBH nothing I've tried from Tauer has got me reaching for the...
  74. Re: Q: Signature quality warm/hot weather scents with no/low sweet, floral, vanilla, or powder notes

    Sel Marin (Oceanic salty vetiver treat, starts off like sea spray and dries down to the aroma of sun dried skin after a dip in the ocean) or Terralba by Masque (I've not tried it but anyone who has...
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    Re: TF Noir de Noir vs PoaL

    Have NdN at home and tried PoaL for the first time last night, and I have to agree. PoaL has a more space to move in up front still rich but not as thick, and the camphorous patchouli that takes over...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, November 29th, 2013

    Knize Ten

    http://sentsmemory.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/knize-ten-perfume-cologne-bottle.jpg
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Just got my order in, that's my Christmas presents for me sorted! Thanks deadidol and Josh!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, November 28th, 2013

    Mohur

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.16935.jpg
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    Re: Just smelled Mona di Orio's Vanille...

    Love Mona's Vanille, gorgeous stuff.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, November 26, 2013

    Nu_Be Oxygen

    http://cdn1.bigcommerce.com/server800/46bc8/products/308/images/572/oxygen_photo__63019.1383290040.1280.1280.jpg
  81. Re: Masque Milano Terralba: Move on Sel Marin, you've company!

    Great review Alfarom, as a lover of Sel Marin, I am looking forward to try this, the herbal side sounds wonderful.

    I love Montecristo, so it's great to hear Masque have more winners among their...
  82. Re: PUREDISTANCE BLACK... anyone else tried it?

    Here's a review from my recent sampling (not on the database yet so I'll post it here):

    Firstly, the concept is spot on in its application, first time I wore this was 2 mins after it arrived in...
  83. Re: Something similar to LIDGE - but more patchouli, less sweet?

    Another +1 for Borneo 1834.

    Mazzolari Lui is another you may like, Earthy Patchouli and amber, with a nice animalic surprise up front.
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    Re: Women's greens for men

    Jubilation 25 is a pretty fabulous green chypre too.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

    Peety

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xfG7BVE_sg8/Ukf8SZCmajI/AAAAAAAAEJo/vraXWKSng7s/s1600/596x373_65560_Peety--il-profumo-con-la-pipi.jpg
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    Re: Weirdest Name For Male Fragrances

    Sexual Sugar Daddy
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, November 22nd, 2013

    Opus VI
  88. Poll: Re: Kilian Straight To Heaven 1.7 oz for $235, worth it?

    The 50ml refills are €80 over here, how much are they in the US?
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, November 21st, 2013

    Puredistance Black
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

    Puredistance Black

    http://luxuryactivist.com/wp-content/uploads/Puredistance-60ML-Black-mood3.jpg
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    Re: Fresh, Woodsy Recommendation?

    Terre D'Hermès EdT or Parfum
    Ormonde Jayne Woman
    The Different Company - Tokyo Bloom

    Oh, and welcome!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

    Chypre Palatin

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/36512.jpg
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man ingredient question

    I always notice a persistent nutmeg note through Epic Man, particularly during the opening and heart.
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    Re: classic masculine Amouage

    Epic Man is probably a good starting point (Dry spices, oud and woods)

    Also Interlude Man (Oregano, fumigated oud, incense and amber) , Memoir Man (Absinthe, mint and incense) , Fate Man (Cumin...
  95. Re: What are the next frags you plan on testing out?

    Recently received the O'Driu mega sample set, so looking forward to getting stuck in.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, November 17, 2013

    SotE Fetish pH Parfum

    http://parisgallery.com/products/images/zoom/1-paris-gallery-roja-dove-rd0308.jpg
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    Re: Roja Dove - Enigma pour Homme

    Great impressions Hedonist, must be the ginger top notes I'm a little unsure of, but I'm head over heels for the drydown. Great stuff indeed. (Referring to the Parfum, not tried the EdP)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, November 16, 2013

    Montecristo by Masque
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

    SotE Tribute

    https://www.parfumsraffy.com/sites/default/files/Tribute_attar.png
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    Re: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

    The first time I tried this folk were comparing this to Amber Absolute (and it's very different), so expectations were not met, and I thought it smelled slightly of burnt fart (defense: it was 3am...
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