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    Fragrance and taste

    I was recently wearing Tom Ford's Oud Wood (just for the fun of it), and brewed myself a nice cuppa ginger and green tea, with just a touch of honey in it.

    The synergy between the tea and...
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    Re: One comment ruined my nose!

    Guilty, but with food. :embarassed:

    I jokingly compared the taste of some restaurant pad thai to ... ahem ... a certain cheesy substance that collects behind unwashed folds of the male anatomy and...
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    Re: Skin/health issue , anyone care?

    Something must be done about this.

    OMG! IT'S IN MY BODY!! SOMETIMES IT LEAKS OUT!!! :cry:
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    Re: Skin/health issue , anyone care?

    I'm more worried about that dihydrogen monoxide chemical. Deadly when inhaled as a liquid.

    http://www.dhmo.org/
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    Re: Does anybody wear Castoreum alone!

    At night I curl up with a family of beavers who worship me by rubbing their scent glands all over my beard... :cheesy:

    I. AM. CANADIAN.
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    Re: Bikram Yoga - Fragrances? yes or no?

    Oh, no, please don't.

    You might be able to get away with the tiniest, tiniest trace of pure sandalwood, but be prepared for whining.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Memoir Man by Amouage
  8. Re: Is There a Fragrance That Epitomises 70's Disco ?

    Halston Z-14 was released in 1976. Studio 54 opened in 1977.

    Coincidence?! I think not...
  9. Re: If you end up in hell, which fragrance will the devil make you wear for all eternity as punishme

    A Taste of Heaven.
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    Re: Trouser droppers?

    My Board deserves civet. Lots of it. On a hot day.
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    Re: Trouser droppers?

    Word!

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    :-)

    Added to my test list. Not that I'm particularly searching for a trousers dropper, but what's all this juice for if one can't have idle fun with it?
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    Trouser droppers?

    After seeing the lively discussion generated in the straight nose versus gay nose thread, the obvious question arises in my mind stream, "Hey, what about trouser droppers for gay guys?" Many of our...
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    Re: Body Odor as a complement to a fragrance

    I love body odour, not the rancid skank, but the unsettling pheremonal richness that sets the heart a-flutter, and sends hot blood to your cheeks. Very primal, very effective, totally free, and not...
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    Re: How do you choose which fragrance to wear?

    I'm rather venue and occasion oriented.

    From my very limited wardrobe:

    At work, Creed's Royal Oud if I'm dressing up, and Armani's Bois d'Encens if I'm dressing down.

    To attract the...
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    Re: Am I ready to go into Niche?

    Only one thing is required for entry into The Niche:

    MONEY
  16. Re: Would I get drunk if I drink a shot of Aventus?

    ROTFLMAO

    I was wearing Dark Aoud for some close-quarters body surfing on the Sea of Humanity.

    "I effin' love your scent! Whoa, sexy!" came the compliment.

    "Thanks! Yours too..." I replied,...
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    Re: Fragrances you don't wear in public

    LOL :laugh:

    Maybe it's a distinct cultural difference between Canada and the Netherlands, but I feel enormous social pressure to avoid scenting myself when going out to most gay clubs, a pressure...
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    Re: Fragrances you don't wear in public

    If I like it, I'll wear it out somewhere, sometime.

    Black Aoud is presenting me with a serious challenge, though. Unsuitable for office wear. Not really the thing for movies or casual dining. If I...
  19. Re: Got my First Comment (complaint) today. Funny Story

    People do like to complain, and will complain at any opportunity. However, visiting a dermatologist while wearing scent is practically inviting complaints.

    My mother, slowly fading from...
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    Re: Why I like Moon Aoud over Dark Aoud

    Isn't that curious. My first experience with Moon Aoud reminded me of the deodorant puck you find in men's urinals in public washrooms. I couldn't wash it off fast enough...literally, as I was about...
  21. Re: Which frag should I wear on the International Space Station if it'll just be me and some Russian

    Van Cleef & Arpels' Tsar.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emNUP3EMu98

    Do not wear Pussy Deluxe lest you cause a riot.
  22. Re: Fragrance recommendation for a serious person?

    I'm playing around with Armani Privé Bois d'Encens. Very serene, not exactly liturgical, but evocative of contented solemnity and peace.
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    Re: Aventus way too overrated?

    On me, it fell flat. On one of my friends, it was great, so it became a nice, if unintended, gift. Oh well, I learned my lesson: try, try, try before you buy.
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    Re: Your opinion of Montale's Dark Aoud?

    I haven't got the foggiest notion, as I haven't smelled Aoud Cuir d'Arabie. It's on my test list...just haven't gotten to it yet. I shall advance it up the queue, as your question reveals some of...
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    Re: Ever felt like you crossed the line?

    I was test driving Black Aoud on a hot summer's day and deliberately over-applied, and went out to roam the steamy streets of Toronto. I felt bad when the pigeons started dropping from the sky in a...
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    Re: Your opinion of Montale's Dark Aoud?

    Astounding. Sexual. Beautiful. Dark. Intense. Sexual. Frightening. Devilish. Magnetic. Masculine. Sexual. Overpowering. Lingering. Breathtaking. Unsettling. Gorgeous. Penetrating. Alluring....
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    Re: Extreme Oud - by Kilian

    http://www.harveynichols.com/beauty/categories/perfumes-fragrances/unisex/s414399-extreme-oud-eau-de-parfum-50ml.html
  28. Re: What do you do with the samples you don't like, aren't going to use?

    Great gifts for friends, better gifts for enemies! :evil:
  29. That horrid "perfume" smell: how do you control it?

    A fragrance on its own is delightful. Two, layered, might be interesting, challenging, supportive, complementary. Twenty all at once is just a horrid cacophony... weirdly bitter, sweet, herbal,...
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    Re: How many is too many?

    Agreed.

    I've got limited space, so that's the real factor in play for me. Cutting out other mostly minor vices would allow me to comfortably budget around $300 CDN a month--one or two bottles,...
  31. Re: Creed Royal Oud didn't like first try loved second try.

    Yup. Got a sample, tried it a couple of times, hated it (boring!), then gave the sample away to a friend. The experience kept lingering in my mind, so I sweet talked the sales assistant out of...
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    Re: Where to get free samples?

    Once I had bought about $1000 of fragrance at my local Holt-Renfrew, they started showering me with samples.
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    Re: Fragrance-free?

    I work in an officially scent-free environment, although everyone seems to be breaking the rule. I smell dozens of applied fragrances, many different laundry soaps and softeners, hand lotions, hair...
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    Re: how did you get your education?

    I used to compound incense, so became familiar with about forty essential oils. Then I got over my fear of and disgust with fragrance, and started sniffing this and that. It's a gas...literally.
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    Re: Disappointing Creeds

    Royal Oud... absolutely loved it, but not for the oud. Green Irish Tweed, Bois du Portugal, Millesime Imperial, Aventus...all very tiresome. Spice and Wood...would be nice if it weren't actually...
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    Re: Really disappointed in Oud Wood...

    On me, terrifyingly sexy; on my husband, boring fresh laundry. (Go figure.)

    Not super-oudy, though.
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    Re: How newb am I?!

    Isn't learning fun? I'm enjoying it.
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    Re: Anyone else dislike vetiver?

    I'm testing Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver (Or is it "Gray Vetiver"? I'm too lazy to check.), and am exhibiting olfactory schizophrenia over it: love it, hate it, love it, hate it, love it... It's not a...
  39. Pity. That's what I feel...pity.

    Pity. That's what I feel...pity.
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    Re: Arabian oud oils and perfumes

    Oud madness. Once bitten...:evil:

    http://agarwood.ensaroud.com/

    http://www.ensaroud.com/

    When I was dabbling in incense, I had about 2 grams of kyara which was enjoyed infrequently, and with...
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    Re: Article: Chanel unveil Brad Pitt campaign

    “Here’s the deal, folks. You do a commercial - you’re off the artistic roll call, forever. End of story. Okay? You’re another whore at the captialist gang bang and if you do a commercial, there’s a...
  42. Re: What was the last fragrance you had to scrub off, or at least contemplated doing so?

    Montale's Moon Aoud = urinal deodorant puck
  43. Re: What other expensive hobbies do you guys have besides collecting fragrances????

    First editions of science fiction novels, and Robert Graham shirts.

    PS. Iain M. Banks rocks!
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    Re: Samples versus The Real Juice

    I can't imagine myself buying a full bottle if a sample isn't to my liking, but I've been known to be impulsive when intoxicated. :tongue: (The old adage, "Never shop for food when you're stoned",...
  45. Re: What fragrance do you reach for when your feeling rude?

    I just stop using soap from the neck down when I shower, and reuse the same shirt for a few days. :evil:

    "Holy pheromonic overload, Batman!"
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    Samples versus The Real Juice

    I have seen many allusions to the sometimes dramatic differences between the experience of a sample and the experience of the spray, direct from the bottle. Recently, I've been testing driving a...
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    Re: By Kilian's Pure Oud (they nailed it!)

    I find the olfactory association of oud with BandAids kind of odd myself. I don't really get it, but, hey, that's mon nez, or a different brand marketed here in Canada. To me, "oudiness" has an...
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    Sticky: Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    Hype? I tried it, and after 45 minutes or so of WOW!, it fell flat and left me wondering why I had spent $300. I eventually gave it away to a friend, on whom it's gorgeous.

    It's not like I dislike...
  49. Re: What are the best fragrances in your collection?

    Mine is sooo tiny, it's easy:

    Tom Ford - Oud Wood
    Montale - Dark Aoud
  50. Re: Unabashedly, boldly, in-your-face masculine fragrance? Any recommendations?

    You are all superfabulous! I see I have weeks of manly fun ahead of me.
  51. Unabashedly, boldly, in-your-face masculine fragrance? Any recommendations?

    I'm not convinced that masculine/feminine/unisex fragrance distinctions have much validity beyond the changing cultural contexts in which they play themselves out. I'm certainly smelling many a...
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    Re: Costs of Fragrances

    Ah, Capitalism, how we love thee! :happy:
  53. Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    I'm still testing it out, so really haven't formed a strong opinion yet. Right now, I neither like it nor dislike it. It's pleasant enough, but not notable to my nose, a little boring, yet with...
  54. Re: "Hi Haters" - Your guilty pleasure scent that you have no shame in sharing!!

    I have been forbidden to wear any artificial fragrance to my workplace. :cry:

    This (barbaric?) policy is applied very haphazardly, as I can smell many an artificial fragrance on my colleagues,...
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    Re: Best way to get compliments with your frag?

    Keeping asking everyone, "Do you like my fragrance? Hmmm???" What can they say? "Gawd, no! It's disgusting!"? Ninety percent of the time you'll get, "Oh, it's nice."

    But, if you want the truth,...
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    Re: Why do people want to smell like detergent?

    At work, I am surrounded by clouds of detergent gas wafting on every air current. I can tell who uses which brand, and which fabric softener. Horrible. Gag-inducing. (I use an organic product with as...
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    Re: Article: "Perfume Of War"

    If I can smell several distinct notes in a fragrance, I can't see why the noses of trained soldiers wouldn't be able to do the same with odours wafting about.

    "Mmmm...rain's coming..."
    "I can...
  58. Re: the most you would pay for a 100ml fragrance

    I've just, just started collecting (yippee!), and have (so far) spent

    - $250 CAD for 50 ml. Tom Ford Oud Wood
    - made a mistake of shelling out about $300 CAD for 75 ml. Creed Aventus which I gave...
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    Re: By Kilian: Pure Oud vs. Extreme Oud

    Thank you very much for your opinions. I'll probably take the leap and buy blind. I've liked almost everything going on in what I've tried from By Kilian, but the Pure Oud was the first that made me...
  60. Poll: Re: Your Choice of 1 Scent from Tom Ford Private Blend

    snicker

    I'd buy, but make other people wear it.
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    By Kilian: Pure Oud vs. Extreme Oud

    I've been sampling Pure Oud, by By Kilian, and quite enjoy it on me. A lot. Enough to consider opening my wallet and laying down the price of a bottle, which is not cheap.

    But...reports of Extreme...
  62. Re: Fragrances you can't find a time and place for...

    Montale's Black Oud.

    Work? No. Movies? No. Restaurants? No. Clubbing is something for those a bit younger than me, so that's out, too. Temple wear for meditation? Oh, no, no, no! At home? No (too...
  63. Thread: pheromones

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    Re: pheromones

    http://www.pherx.com/

    https://www.verolabs.com/

    I'm not brave enough to experiment.
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    Re: Do you like your own scent?

    Awwww...that's not perverted, that's sweet.

    All mothers love the smell of their babies' heads... and, to our mothers, we're always their babies no matter how old we get.
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud

    I wore CD's Leather Oud to a recent Dead Can Dance concert...more than a bit daring, seeing as it was front row seating (neither Lisa Gerrard nor Brendan Perry complained). The fragrance suited the...
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    Re: Do you like your own scent?

    The lavenders are very lovely, just not me.

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    I don't find it musky per se, but its dark richness and woody intensity work wonderfully with my own scent. But, I really...
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    Do you like your own scent?

    Maybe it's just a little perverse, but I just love my natural funk...not the oh-my-gawd-B.0. skank, but the musky, manly testosterone-backed maleness that radiates from my armpits. And, even more...
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    Re: Kouros for a guy in his 20s?

    Do you like wearing it?

    If you can say "Yes", then do yourself a kindness and wear it. Even if it's just you and it at home, enjoying each other's company, wear it.
  69. Re: Article: Print is dead! Long live print! Wallpaper*, Steidl, Karl Lagerfeld and Geza Schoen join

    As a librarian, this amuses me to no end. I love the look, feel, weight, and smell of a nicely bound hardcover book. It's a multisensory experience that an ebook cannot replicate.

    But, do I really...
  70. Re: Underused notes you would like to see used more

    I've yet to find guggul in any formulation. As a temple incense it is used as a resin, with a slightly urineaceous opening, followed by dark, masculine sweetness. Vaguely similar to myrhh, which also...
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    Re: Scrubbers....How do you scrub them off?????

    When I was compounding incense, there was the occasional spill of an essential oil on my skin. Stinky, yes, but also a potential dermal irritant. I'd keep a little bottle of almond oil on hand and...
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    Re: best tom ford private blends

    I've been playing around with TFPB Oud Wood. Absolutely sexual on my skin. More than frightening to me (really, I'm very serious), it was almost like olfactory/pheromonic rape. It didn't allow me the...
  73. Thread: Wwdww?

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    Re: Wwdww?

    It certainly can't hurt, and might even get a chuckle out of him.

    I remember #4, Tom Baker, from my teen years, but, sadly, missed the next few Doctors during the decades I renounced television.
    ...
  74. Thread: Wwdww?

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    Wwdww?

    What Would Doctor Who Wear?

    Yes, a silly question. After all, the Doctor isn't even human, so might not even considered to be be a "man", and certainly has alien body chemistry, but...

    Would he...
  75. Re: What fragrance would you where to your funeral?

    I don't see any rule against using dark humour for one's first post...so here goes:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putrescine

    I won't be wearing it. I'll be exuding it.
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