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  1. Re: Disappointing day with Givenchy Gentlemen Only Intense - reformulated?

    I've had this happen with many fragrances. I'm of the belief that most perfumes will perform better after they have "macerated." That would also account for the difference in a store's tester and the...
  2. Re: ARAMIS FREAKS>aramis colonge spray vs edt? same bottle diff labels??

    I think it's definitely stronger than today's edt. The newer one performed so poorly on my skin that I returned it; very short lived. The older "cologne" lasts much better for me.
  3. Re: ARAMIS FREAKS>aramis colonge spray vs edt? same bottle diff labels??

    I have a bottle of "cologne spray." It was produced in '08. I would guess that some perfume companies were still calling men's perfume in the states "cologne." I can tell you that my '08 "cologne"...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum... REFORMULATED!

    My bottle is from May of 2013 and it's the "greener" color, so, apparently, the reform. i think it's absolutely sensational, so no problems from my point of view.
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes....EDT or "Perfume"?

    Much prefer the edt; I find the performance much better, including longevity. Smells brighter and is more versatile too.
  6. Re: Is Pal's Viaggio d'Africa a warm/hot weather scent?

    I wear it year round; I just spray less if it's hot. I don't find this cloying at all.
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    Re: Stephanie's Top 3 sexiest fragrances

    Stephanie is a very lovely young lady.
  8. Re: Chanel Antaeus - Is it my imagination, or has it been diluted out of existence?

    My bottle is from 2012 and I think it is wonderful. No longevity issues for me. Have not ever sniffed vintage and have not sniffed the latest formulation.
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    Re: What is your "Go To" scent??

    Terre d'Hermes
  10. Re: Anybody still rockin the original Chanel Allure Homme on the regular?

    I have the recent formulation and like it fine. It's not a beast, but I find the performance at worst adequate and the smell is lovely. A discreet, gentleman's scent.
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    Re: Your very first backup bottle ?

    Terre d'Hermes for me. In fact, I have two, but I'm about get into the first!
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    Re: Backup bottle worthy...

    Terre d'Hermes
    L'Eau Boisee
    Gray Vetiver
    Viaggio D' Africa
    Encre Noire
  13. Re: How many bottles of cologne do you have and how often do you use each?

    I have 18 (plus 5 backups) and am at kind of a stand still when it comes to buying. Lately, when I get the urge to try/buy something else, I end up thinking "what's the point?" I am very happy with...
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    Re: What is Your 10/10

    Terre d'Hermes
    Guerlain L'Homme L'Eau Boisee
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    Poll: Re: TDH/The One EDP/Sauvage

    TDH without a doubt. I thought this might be a "trick question."
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    Re: How Many Fragrances is "Too Many"?!

    I currently have 18 plus 5 back ups. I have my eyes on 1 or 2 others I'd like to own, so I guess 20 seems about right for me. At this point, I will probably pick up one or two a year just for fun,...
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    Re: LIDGE: Don't get the hype

    I love it. Classy and elegant, as far as I'm concerned. Different strokes for different folks!
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    Poll: Re: Terre d"Hermes - EDT vs Parfum

    EDT for me! Love the smell and feel it performs much better than the parfum version. I have two backups!
  19. Re: Guerlain Homme l'Eau Boisee - reformulation question

    Count me as one getting outstanding performance from this fragrance. I've read this about other scents and said this before, but I find MANY fragrances perform better once they have been used so that...
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    Re: Timbuktu by L'Artisan Parfumeur........

    Colin, I know you have a lot of vintage perfumes. Is your Timbuktu the vintage with the tree logo or the newer one? I find your opinions very reliable, but am wondering which version you have. Thanks.
  21. Re: What is the best Vetiver based fragrance that you have smelled?

    Terre d'Hermes
    Guerlain L'Eau Boisee
    Bel Ami Vetiver
    Viaggio D'Africa
    Encre Noire

    Love, love all of these.
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    Re: New Azzaro Pour Homme refillable bottle

    Have this rechargeable bottle on the way. Really looking forward to getting this back in the fold. If it's even a little better performing and smelling than my 2012 bottle, I'll be happy as a clam....
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    Re: Is Knize Ten still great?

    Wow, this is very interesting. They certainly look very similar. I wanted to look up the batch numbers on check fresh, but they do not support Knize products. Can anyone tell me how to interpret...
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    Re: New Azzaro Pour Homme refillable bottle

    That's helpful. Thanks very much. I would think we may not see the refillable bottle here in the states, but i'm definitely interested in at the very least testing a bottle with the black lettering....
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    Re: New Azzaro Pour Homme refillable bottle

    This is all very interesting. Hope you don't mind me asking how the performance is. Can you offer a rough idea of longevity? I'm wondering if all of the new bottles with the black lettering, even if...
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    Re: Is there a time to move on from designers?

    I've just read this entire thread and found it very entertaining and informative. Out of all the salient posts, in my view, the winner is:

    SmellyFinger's argument, in my view, absolutely makes...
  27. Re: How many fragrances did you acquire in 2015, and which is your favorite?

    I am very happy with what I have, so really can't see myself acquiring more than two or three a year going forward. I bought three this year: Bel Ami Vetiver; Bentley for Men Intense and a brand new...
  28. Re: Wow, the drydown of Acqua di Gio Essenza is really good!

    Essenza is an outstanding fragrance!
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    Re: What Are You Wearing Christmas?

    Something classy, but not too heavy; I'm leaning to Bel Ami Vetiver.
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    Poll: Re: Best of the Allure Homme Line?

    I like the original. I have a recent formulation and find it very elegant. Performance is very acceptable in my view.
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    Re: Vintage LIDGE

    Andre Moreau at his Raiders of the Lost Scent blog did a comparison of various "editions" of LIDGE and found very little difference between the old and the new. Some diehards refute his...
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    Re: Current Status Of Aramis ?

    The new Aramis available at the department stores smells ok, but fades VERY quickly. Aramis was a signature scent of mine back in the day. There is a guy selling 50 ml bottles on eBay for $24.95....
  33. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    A lot in the old days: Elizabeth Arden Sandalwood for Men; Original Polo; Aramis; British Sterling (that goes waaay back); etc. Nothing in the last few years, although I am down to about the last...
  34. Re: Ralph Lauren - Polo - Which is the Best performer??

    Be careful of the latest Polo Green; it's performance is nothing like pre-reformulation. Much lighter and much less persistent.
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme.

    I have the newer version and am unfamiliar with the old, and I like it very much. In my opinion, it is a very safe, versatile and lovely fragrance.
  36. Poll: Re: Hermes Terre d`Hermes vs Creed Royal Mayfair

    Terre is my unquestioned favorite fragrance; I love it. I think L'Boisee is also very, very good!
  37. Re: What is your signature scent, or your favorite scent?

    For me it would have to be; Terre d'Hermes EDT, followed closely by Guerlain L'Eau Boisee.
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    Re: Encre Noire. Let's be real...

    I can't take this quote seriously. It's pathetic.

    Back on point, I think EN is an outstanding fragrance in every way and also agree that it should not be applied heavily. Simply beautiful.
  39. Re: Chanel: Made in France vs Made in Usa Quality

    This is an interesting thread. For what it's worth, I have a bottle of Egoiste and a bottle of Antaeus, both purchased directly from Chanel off their web site. Both say "Made in France" on the...
  40. Re: I'm a huge fan of vetiver so what about Sycomore?

    To my nose, Encre Noire is very similar to Sycamore, and I think it actually performs better. One could say that Sycamore is "smoother," but, to me, that is more an illusion resulting from the fact...
  41. Re: The most recognizable male fragrance of all time?

    Gotta go with Polo; unmistakable!
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    Re: Lagerfeld Classic under Interperfumes

    Wow, I use to enjoy this one "back in the day." I would be very interested in smelling this new one. Have to start looking for it.
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    Re: Lalique Encre Noire

    I love and enjoy Encre Noire and think it can be warn by any age group. The notion that this is a dark, Darth Vader type scent is a mystery to me. The musk as it drys down softens it for me and you...
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    Re: TDH EDT OR Parfum

    I prefer the edt. I like it so much that I am about 75-80% through one bottle and have two back ups. I get excellent longevity with the edt and it definitely projects better than the parfum version.
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    Re: Eau Sauvage vs Terre d'Hermes?

    Terre d'Hermes, without a doubt. Much better performance, and extremely versatile and distinctive.
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    Re: Finally got TdH, what a gem :)

    I am a huge fan of Terre. My bottle (edt) is from 2013, and the performance is excellent. Had Black Touch and got rid of it. In my opinion, Black Touch smells MUCH more synthetic than Terre. I liked...
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    Re: Best fragrance deal you've gotten?

    I just purchased an unboxed, never used bottle of Bentley for Men Intense on the Bay for $26.00! Actually got two for $52.00; my brother and perfume buddy took the other one. Not vintage or exotic,...
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    Re: Mad Men Fragrances?

    This was my thought as well; an unbelievably great scent from that period! I had a classy uncle that dressed great and drove a new '64 Buick Riviera. He reminds me of the "Mad Men," and this is what...
  49. Re: Welcoming suggestions for a fragrance to purchase in the $50-$60 range.

    How about Bentley Intense?
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    Re: Finally got TdH, what a gem :)

    I'm with you 100%. This is my favorite fragrance. Absolutely sensational.
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    Re: Thinking about slowing down...

    I've bought one bottle this year. My intention is to buy one or two bottles per year going forward, and only things I'm sure I'll love. At that rate, I will probably never get to the bottom of a...
  52. Re: Your top 3 most used fragrances in the past 2 years

    My most worn fragrance is definitely TdH. After that, I'm not sure; I'd guess Tom Ford Grey Vetiver and Encre Noire.
  53. Re: What fragrance do you have the most quantity of?

    Terre D'Hermes; I'd say about 240ml.
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    Re: New Summer scent after winnowing down

    can't go wrong with TdH. I've seen mixed reports on the longevity of Essenza, but I have no experience with it. I had a huge interest in Essenza, but backed off because of that issue.
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    Re: Your 6 fragrances for life

    I'll play:

    Terre d'Hermes
    L'eau Boisee
    Grey Vetiver
    Eau Sauvage Parfum
    Rive Gauche
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    Re: TERRE D'HERMES summer or winter

    Any season and appropriate for ANY occasion!
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    Re: Bel Ami Vetiver - Where's the love?

    I bought it blind and have no regrets. It's absolutely sensational!
  58. Re: TDH has to be the best all time professional office fragrance

    +1. It's my favorite fragrance.
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own

    I have 15 plus 6 backups. I use to think about building a big collection, but some how have done a 180. I could get along nicely with the five that I have backups of (have two backups of one...
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    Re: Is TdH Becoming Too Ubiquitous?

    I'm in southeastern Wisconsin and I'd say that very few men around here wear any cologne, let alone TdH.
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    Re: Terre d Hermes

    There are mixes reviews on this one. I think it's absolutely sensational!
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    Re: Antaeus Vintage Vs Current Formulation

    I have a bottle purchased in early 2013 and love it. I have zero interest in tracking down vintage.
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    Re: Best smoky vetiver fragrance poll

    Encre Noire
  64. Re: Bel Ami Vetiver - Quite possibly my new signature ??

    I'm with you 110%!
  65. Re: Bel Ami Vetiver - Quite possibly my new signature ??

    Placed a "blind" order for this yesterday. I will be amazed if I don't love it. Can't wait!
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015


    Just ordered this today, blind. I'm positive I'm going to love it!
  67. Re: Modern Eau de Cologne with unusual twist???

    You should definitely look into Bruno Fazzolari Five.
  68. Re: Help! Strong Silage/Projection/Longevity Fragrance Suggestions

    How about Thierry Mugler A*Men?
  69. Re: Tried the most recent reformulation of RL Polo...

    Yes, it's really been neutered. I wore Polo and Aramis exclusively "in the day," and it's just sad how pathetic the current versions are.
  70. Re: The Fragrance you have the most bottles of...

    I have three 100ml bottles of Terre d'Hermes.
  71. Re: How narrow have you gotten your collection? Or do you keep adding?

    This sounds perfect. I currently have 17 plus 6 backups. I'm starting to think the backups weren't a great idea, but they are loves so: what the heck. I don't think I'll do backups anymore. Of the...
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    Re: Enrce Noir vs Fahrenheit

    I think Encre Noire is an amazing perfume; truly great. Fahrenheit is nothing special to me. Have never smelled the vintage.
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    Re: Top 5 Designer Fragrances

    1.) Terre d'hermes
    2.) Eau Sauvage Parfum
    3.) Guerlain L'Homme L'Eau Boisee
    4.) L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Eau Extreme
    5.) Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
  74. Re: My top 10 spring/summer fragrances for 2015

    Excellent video and great selections, Stalkerboy! Would be interested in your take on the whole batch thing with GIT. Will definitely check out some of the other ones in your vid that I'm not...
  75. Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent vs Azzaro Pour Homme by Azzaro

    I think they are both great. I prefer the scent of Azzaro by a bit, but get much better performance out of Rive Gauche.
  76. Re: Guys with 10+ bottles in their collection, do dates/girlfriends/wives/friends look at you funny?

    I have 17 bottles and 6 backups. My wife really dislikes cologne and is not enamored with my addiction, but we work it out. I will admit that I sometimes have to scrub things off before we go to bed,...
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    Re: Is Knize Ten still great?

    Well, I know how much Alfarom loved this perfume and if he says it's's done. This is exactly what I was afraid of. In any event, I'm not sure how much I would wear this (the...
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    Is Knize Ten still great?

    I've long thought about buying this blind, but have yet to take the plunge. Has anybody that's familiar with this classic purchased it recently? Has it been reformulated to death, or is it still one...
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    Re: The Aramis range

    Aramis used to be my one and only. I bought a new bottle two years ago and was so disappointed, I returned it and started my fragrance journey on the internet. In my opinion, it's one of the perfumes...
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    Re: Favourite Forgotten Fragrances

    I have to go way back to the early 80's for my all time favorite fragrance; Elizabeth Arden Sandlewood for Men. For me, it has to be one of the classiest men's fragrances ever made, and sadly, has...
  81. Re: Who are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    I think Lanier Smith and Toons are far and away the best fragrance reviewers on youtube. Katie Puckrik is pretty good.
  82. Re: If I blind buy Encre Noire, what's the chances I'll be disappointed?

    I blind bought it and loved it immediately. I have since purchased a back up bottle. I have two back ups of Terre d'Hermes. I could get along fine owning just these two frags. having said all that,...
  83. Re: What will be your first purchase of 2015?

    First off I will get a bottle of Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver; I'm real excited to get that one. Next, I am very keen to get a bottle of Acqua di Parma Essenza. Finally, I intend to get a bottle of Cool...
  84. Re: Getting really awful longevity with Bleu de Chanel

    While I do not have Bleu de Chanel, I will say that what M.T. states in his post immediately above, has happened to me with many fragrances. It probably sounds crazy, but many times I get a new...
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    Re: Significant Other Overrules

    My wife doesn't like anything I wear; and I have mostly mainstream designer stuff. Generally, I wash off my fragrance before bedtime. It's a bit of a drag, but what are you going to do? She's a good...
  86. Re: Two fragrances that have me constantly smelling my wrist. YSL Rive Gauche, and Azzaro Pour Homme

    Those are two good ones. I slightly prefer Azzaro, but Rive Gauche performs much better.
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    Re: Your first love...

    Not my first cologne, but the first one I loved was Sandlewood for Men by Elizabeth Arden. My office use to smell of it.
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    One each of:

    Terre d' Hermes
    Grey Vetiver
    Encre Noire
    Viaggio d'Africa

    Been thinking about getting another Terre, but I've been fighting off the impulse.
  89. Re: TERRE d'HERMES: 9 batches comparison REVIEW

    Excellent research and information. Terre d'Hermes is my favorite fragrance and I'm happy to see your results. I do think that often times the reformulation hysteria is over blown. Thanks.
  90. Re: What is everyones opinion of Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum?

    Class and elegance in a bottle!
  91. Re: Scents you'd love to see re-released/made

    Aramis, the way it smelled ten years ago.
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    Re: Your Collection.

    I have 18 plus 4 22. I'm content to add a couple of bottles a year going forward; taking my time and being sure to acquire only what I truly feel are fantastic. I use all my fragrances...
  93. Re: How are current Yatagan and Aramis? much castoreum?

    I can't speak to the Caron, but the last bottle of Aramis I purchased really turned me off to what was, at one time, my only fragrance. The opening is still unique, but it fades to nothing within...
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    Re: Encre Noir

    Don't know what ink smells like, but Encre Noire is a great vetiver fragrance. It is not too dark in my book; the musk that is so prevalent in the dry down softens it tremendously and makes it very...
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    Re: Smell of money!

    I know this is a subjective exercise, but I can't believe that no one has mentioned Terre d'Hermes. Smells like "rich guy" to me!
  96. Re: Franck Olivier Black Touch (very similar to Terre D'Hermes )

    I concur; it'a really good and an absolute bargain. I find it a little spicier than TD'H and it lacks the orange/grapefruit in the opening, but I get the similarity. Great fragrance in it's own right...
  97. Re: "The one cologne to rule them all!" Which one is yours?

    For me it's Terre d'Hermes. I love everything about it. To me, it smells beautiful upon initial application straight through to the far part of the dry down. The citrus in the opening and the spices...
  98. Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver bottle has slight tint in it.

    I have two bottles and they're both like that. Excellent fragrance!
  99. Re: What is your favorite designer (or niche) house for scents?

    I would have to say Chanel. I have four at the moment and will probably be getting a fifth soon. I find a lot of Chanel fragrances to be elegant and a great "bang for the buck!"
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    Re: Égoïste - new bottle? Reform?

    My brother took delivery of a bottle last week that he purchased directly from Chanel. It is the familiar tall bottle and smells just like the one I purchased from Chanel early last year. Performed...
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