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    Re: MiP discontinued

    The Van Cleef website still lists MiP along with Tsar and Pour Homme...
  2. Re: What is your most worn fragrance according to your "Scent of the day"?

    Geurlain Homme L'Eau Boisée because I wore it every day to the office in April/May/June (only started SOTD about a year ago).
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    Re: Chanel No. 5 + Shalimar = Men's What??

    All the important ones have been noted (Chanel PM, the two Guerlains and Eau Sauvage). Bar the distribution which leads to cheapie deals these days, in terms of quality, history and importance (and...
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    Re: similar to terre d' Hermes?

    Many people note this similarity but I have both this and TdH and really don't see it - the dry sharpness of TdH isn't there in GHLEB for me - the Guerlain is a light citrus/wood spring/summer...
  5. Re: Need some violet/violet leaf recommendations

    + 1 for Grey Flannel which has violet and leaf. Although the opening can come over very harsh, the drydown after about an hour produces a clear, long-lasting violet which is quite beautiful IMO.
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

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    Not all of these (!) - but two great ones - Bambou Trèfle and Bois des Indes
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    Re: Galimard Cologne Absolue range

    OK so I've finally received another parcel from Galimard! In the end I went for Bois des Indes and Bambou Trefle. First impressions are very good - BdI is an intriguing, quiet, slightly rubbery...
  8. Re: Thanks to Basenotes, I discovered _____________ ( fragrance ).

    Among others, Azzaro PH which I'd never really looked at at all before.
  9. Re: Reformulation that is equal or better than the original????

    Interparfums have done a pretty good job with the current formulations of VC&A PH and Tsar IMO.
  10. Re: Are the "Classics" Really that Harsh or are Most Men Simply...

    And if you go back to the beginning of modern perfumery the men and women all wore the same anyway. I don't think Farina whipped up male and female editions of his "fragrant waters".
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    Re: Thoughts on the Guerlain Homme line

    A solid spring/summer line IMO. That being said the only one I have a full bottle of is Boisee so I guess that's my number one!
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    Re: Mixing two perfumes

    Indeed - and do your experiments while round the house so you can decide - don't try a combo just before you go out, in half an hour it may have dried down to febreeze and garlic sausage...
  13. Re: What is the absolute FRESHEST & CLEANEST fragrance you have ever smelt?

    Dior Homme Cologne (2013)
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    Re: What best compliments your fragrance

    I sometimes use matching aftershave balm if it's available - some of them (Chanel, Hermes, Guerlain) are very nice to use - otherwise unscented (or low-scented) products.
  15. Re: Has anyone tried the Jo Malone London Rain collection yet?

    Unfortunately they're sold out (in the UK) now and stores no longer have testers so I couldn't say. Vague suggestion that the cedar and juniper one may make it back into regular stock (it was the...
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    Re: Galimard Cologne Absolue range

    Thanks for the info Hednic - it's appreciated.
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    Re: Galimard Cologne Absolue range

    Many thanks both for the useful replies.

    Hednic a couple more questions if that's OK - I'm guessing Bois des Indes is not so much of a light summer number then? How would you describe your other...
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    Galimard Cologne Absolue range

    I've been trying Feuilles & Fleurs d'Oranger from this range which, while a good if traditional soapy cologne, has a slight old world ladies hairdresser feel about it. I was wondering about trying...
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    Re: I want "clean" but something distinguished

    I would second both Terre d'Hermes and Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
  20. Re: Thoughts On Jo Malone Fragrances? Too expensive for what they are?

    I'm just starting to get into JM and I have to say I find quite a lot to like. While there are scents which are five minutes and gone on me most JMs don't fall into that category. Of those I've...
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    http://www.galimard.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/Feuilles___Fleur_4e8c35a85535d.png
    A blind try based on suggestions. Classical soapy cologne. Quiet old-fashioned hairdresser in...
  22. Re: Dior Homme Cologne '13 Appreciation Thread

    Only thing to be aware of is that it really is not like any of the other DHs. It's a bracing citrus cologne which has no DH DNA in it as far as I can tell...
  23. Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    Just starting to experiment - have no strong opinion on the pros and cons - sometimes it's good sometimes it's not. Most difficult thing (for me) it getting the proportions right. Some combos which...
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    Re: Are We Spraying Enough???

    Absolutely - concentrations are all different, sprayers are all different. Vive la difference!
  25. Re: Dior Homme Cologne '13 Appreciation Thread

    Big fan - wore it all last summer. Today experimentally wearing combined with Jo Malone LBM (JM try to flog Grapefruit to go with LBM but I think DHC is a better match).
  26. Thread: DHC vs DHS?

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    Poll: Re: DHC vs DHS?

    Very true but you do need to overspray to get it to last - which makes it poor value (EDC at EDT/P prices). Whatever, it's still a summer favourite of mine.
  27. Re: Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee - Bottle Worthy?

    No, the dry down is where it gets "Boisee" which gives it the greater longevity as well of course. EDIT - should have said the lime/mint bit is similar but less rum (they don't refer to this one...
  28. Re: Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee - Bottle Worthy?

    One of my favourites - I've been wearing it to the office all spring. Interestingly, to my nose, it shares very little in common with TdH - they both involve citrus and wood but then again what...
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    Re: Layering fragrance

    Although you might not think so, a light application of VC&A Tsar with R&G Jean Marie Farina Extra Vielle really is a great summer combo - the Tsar adding green depth and length.
  30. Re: Fragrance that smells most like household cleaner?

    LOL!
    Opening of current formulation Grey Flannel - Harpic meets urinal cake?
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Old (but never tried before) Tom Ford Grey Vetiver - really very good
    New (and very impressive) Czech & Speake Spanish Cedar - Fathers' Day coming up - I'll have to start hinting...!
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Although it's easy to have a silly opinion before the sniff this seems to me to be heading in the "Bleu de Guerlain L'Eau d'Amandes" direction - which isn't necessarily good.
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    Re: Post office refused perfume postage

    OK - thank you - I was thinking of companies rather than individuals.
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    Re: Post office refused perfume postage

    I think I understand this mishmash of rules and mis-application thereof but what about inbound post? If I order something from, say, France what happens then? Is stuff getting through OK?
  35. Re: Encre Noire Sport or Guerlain Homme l'eau Boisee?

    Another one for L'Eau Boisee - it's been my office scent all spring.
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    Re: I Can't Smell My Cologne!!!

    I agree with the not straight out of the shower routine - also I find my skin/nose take a while to get used to (some, not all) new fragrances and that I have to wear them, say, every day for a couple...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    So the http://www.lhommeideal.com website seems to have gone live with a video - which still tells us nothing!

    EDIT Monsieur Guerlain (as ever) has the news -...
  38. Re: Off to London and Paris; where should I sniff?

    In Jermyn Street: Czech & Speake, Trumper, Floris, Taylor. In Clerkenwell: Murdock. In Bond Street: Hermes, Chanel, Dior (all the exclusive lines). In Tottenham Court Road: Heals bathroom section...
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    Re: Guerlain Homme Eau Boisée cap

    I was very disappointed to get a plastic cap on the bottle - especially as the tester in the shop where I bought it had the wooden one (and they are all differently grained real wood). Call me...
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    Re: Arran Aromatics vetiver : so popular ?

    My thanks too to Grant and RP for continued work on this - it is appreciated as the feature is very useful.
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    Re: Spanish Cedar by Czech & Speake

    Enter confidently, speak clearly in your best sub-Etonian and address everyone as "my good man/woman" - works for me! (OK just kidding on the last bit). And yes they are in general fine once you are...
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    Re: Spanish Cedar by Czech & Speake

    Just been down to the C&S shop where they gave me a spray and a sample vial (free!) so if you're in or near that part of London it's clearly the thing to do. Of course, unless your name is...
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    Re: Vintage Hermes Equipage?

    I had one of these back in the day - wonderful juice it was too...
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    Re: Scent of the Day Feature

    I'd vote for that if Grant has the time!
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    Re: Scent of the Day Feature

    I see that this has been changed to indicate that it's the number of people and not the number of wears - which explains a lot!!
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    Re: Scent of the day limitation?

    I saw this - I tend to put in SOTD at around the same time each day, but yesterday I was late so it wouldn't let me add the (same) SOTD this morning. It was fine once I passed the 24 hour mark. I'm...
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    Re: Arran Aromatics vetiver : so popular ?

    I've posted in the tech forum that I don't think SOTD is working properly anyway. I've been wearing GHLEB every day for work for a while now and have over 20 wears "in the last month". I've seen...
  48. Re: If eau d' issey and guerlain vetiver had a baby...

    Sounds interesting - a tad more than £48 I'd venture!?
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    Re: How many colognes do you have/use?

    Nine right now - generally would be about eight anyway as I work on two per season (all I have room for). Not to say the nine won't increase...!
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    Re: Scent of the Day Feature

    I know that the SOTD feature is a bit of fun only, but I do use it to track my wears and find it useful. One thing I don't understand is how SOTD does it's totals. If I look at "Your most worn (in...
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    Re: Yet another 'spec me' request :)

    +1 - excellent juice
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    Re: Yet another 'spec me' request :)

    If you mean the 2013 Cedre & Oranger I tried it in my local store. Nice and fresh quality cologne - but not so nice that I bought it! Worth trying though.
  53. Re: If eau d' issey and guerlain vetiver had a baby...

    +1 more - my favourite this spring - have it on now!
  54. Re: What's the First Fragrance Entry in your SOTD Directory?

    MimramMan wore Azzaro pour Homme by Azzaro
    on 08 Nov 2013 at 12:29 pm.

    The bottle will come out again next winter!
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    Panasonic Wet and Dry with King of Shaves Kinexium oil
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    Re: Marzipan / cherry recommendation

    Dr Pepper?
  57. Re: At 29, I'm just realizing I've started to become a "collector" fragrances... Need some suggestio

    Hi and welcome - you may wish to consider a couple of classics to mix things up (Eau Sauvage, Chanel PM, Habit Rouge, Caron PuH - that sort of thing).
  58. Thread: 10+ Sprays

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    Re: 10+ Sprays

    DHC 2013 - lovely summer fragrance but gone before I've left the house if I don't use a fair amount.
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    Re: 1 Scent for Each Season

    Spring: GH L'Eau Boisee
    Summer: Eau Sauvage
    Fall: VC&A Tsar
    Winter: LIDG

    ...but there could be all sorts of others (and I don't even own a bottle of Eau Sauvage right now...!)
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    Re: Best sprayers?

    Agree Chanel and Dior generally best. Guerlain as variable as the bottle designs - LIDG, good - GH, phut!
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    Re: spraying on clothing

    I spray on clothing all the time - as others have said it really helps with longevity in particular of light citrus fragrances. But every fragrance is different as is every fabric and it doesn't...
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau and Dior Homme Cologne

    Make sure not to confuse the two versions of DHC! I used the 2013 version all last summer and found it a classy, crisp cologne majoring on grapefruit blossom. I find it the least like DH of all the...
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    Re: Does clothing play a role?

    ...only six...!?
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    Re: Best Guerlains mans fragances

    +1 for spring and summer - I have it on today! I think I'm unusual in not finding it much like TdH - many do - other than involving wood and citrus, but it's very appealing and not like everything...
  65. Poll: Re: Any of these appropriate for black tie wear?

    In the days when I used to go to "events" (!) it used to be Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme for me - go easy on the trigger and it's most distinguished IMO.
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    Re: Set date for Spring rotation

    I do use the season dates as a means of moving things around - as much as anything because I don't have room to keep everything out at once! I tend to keep two out at any time - one casual, one...
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    Re: Need help deciding out of 3

    Eau Sauvage
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee - though sadly the new stock no longer has a Boisee cap :-(
  69. Re: Compiled list of so called (old man) scents.

    I am an old man so if I wear (say) Dior Homme does that make it old man? Or is it like fashion so I should know better? As one or two others have said it's all relative. When I was young the young...
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    Re: What is your Signature Scent?

    Seasonal rotation of one formal and one casual...ish. If I could only have one it would be one I don't own at present (!) but relied on for years - Chanel PM.
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    Re: Anyone prefer LIDG to LIDGE?

    Prefer LIDG - far more versatile and easy to wear. Never owned LIDGE nor likely to.
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men

    Noticed today that EfM has popped up at my local Boots and not at department stores! (for the benefit of readers over the water that's like giving the exclusive to Walgreens...). The juice? OK,...
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    Re: Classic/Timeless Scents Worth Getting?

    +1 and Caron PuH, Chanel PM
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    Re: Anything close to a forest?

    VC&A Tsar on a budget - green, woody, smokey - my SOTD so it happens!
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    Re: Modern Guerlains - your thoughts?

    I do like DH but of those two sets I'd vote Guerlain - I've been using L'Instant EDT for work this winter and was thinking about L'Eau Boisee for the spring.
  76. Re: How would you describe Zanzibar by Van Cleef & Arpels?

    Ah, I see what you mean - have a look at the entry in the Basenotes directory and you'll see the other bottle style - no idea then what box that came in!! And sorry for earlier confusion - the one...
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    Re: Dumpster scents

    Only one - Marc Jacobs for Men - made me very ill.
  78. Re: How would you describe Zanzibar by Van Cleef & Arpels?

    The all burgundy (contains glass bottle with diamond burgundy stopper) is the 2001 original. The other box contains the strange silver bottle with the reform. I only have the original which - as I...
  79. Re: How would you describe Zanzibar by Van Cleef & Arpels?

    One of my favourites - still dig out my original bottle on high days and holidays. What's it like? Think Bleu de Chanel and dial in spice, pepper and ginger and elegance. A sort of better more...
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    Re: One spray? Where?

    Some are better on clothing, so back of shirt (LIDG, DH types of scent).
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    Re: What was your first fragrance?

    Like so many others my Dad's Old Spice - followed by my own first purchase of Eau Sauvage in the mid-70s
  82. Re: Think of the most over-powering cologne to ever overwhelm you negatively...

    Marc Jacobs for Men - makes my tongue sore and my throat constrict so won't use it any more. I have become sensitised to it though - thought it was OK at one time.
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