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  1. Re: Gentlemen, do you like to smell L'Heure Bleue...

    I originally tested L'Heure Bleue for myself, but when Christmas time rolled around, decided to purchase a bottle for my aunt.

    We both sprayed our wrists, and quickly L'Heure Bleue transformed...
  2. Lorenzo Villoresi Special Packaging

    Has anyone purchased a Lorenzo Villoresi with the special packaging? What are your thoughts on the difference in packaging?

    Piper Nigrum with standard packaging
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    Re: Creed recomendation

    I get the red association from Original Santal because it reminds me of red hot cinnamon candy.
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    Re: Creed recomendation

    It sounds like you're looking for Original Santal, Basenote's most hated Creed :)

    I haven't done a full testing, but I thought it was much better than most make it out to be.
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    Re: Great Greens?

    Those fragrances have a grassy edge to them without being focused on the grass. I would suggest Creed Original Vetiver. If you want to try something on the other end, try Malle Vetiver...
  6. Re: What cologne would you buy for your son as his first?

    Thierry Mugler - Cologne Age 10

    This could open the door to Millesime Imperial or Angel Men, which would also teach proper application :).
  7. Re: Fragrances with no projection but lots of silliage

    Sorry I wasn't clear. Dior Homme is hardly noticable even when looking for it on my skin, but it's silliage is far reaching and I find that when it does waft up to my nose it's very strong.

    In...
  8. Fragrances with no projection but lots of silliage

    I've noticed with Dior Homme that it seems to stay close to the skin. I wondered if it was olfactory fatigue so I asked a family member who's fairly sensitive to scent, and they agreed. It was...
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    Re: Eau Noir = Noir Epices?

    All of the descriptions make me want to buy the bottle right now. Thanks!

    I'll definitely find decants of all three. From the notes, I think Cologne Blanche would be the least likely that's...
  10. Re: Ok, I'm hooked. Need another Creed.

    Himalaya. Bois du Portugal is excellent, but It's hard to find a fragrance farther from SMW. Try before you buy.
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    Re: Eau Noir = Noir Epices?

    Lol, thanks for the tip.
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    Re: Eau Noir = Noir Epices?

    Thanks for the replies. There is a group of all three on ebay, so I'll try them out first hand. Bois d'Argent sounds pretty safe, and possibly Eau Noire and Cologne Blanche.
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    Re: Eau Noir = Noir Epices?

    "smokey-vanilla-choclate drydown" and "sweet powdery"

    Both were descriptions of Eau Noire, which is what interested me in it. I don't find either in Epices.

    In the Musc Ravageur thread,...
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    Eau Noir = Noir Epices?

    I was just reading another review comparing the two. Is this true?

    Everyone has one fragrance they are absolutely disgusted by. Mine is Noir Epices. I feel like my mouth is being washed out by...
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    Re: Good choice for springtime?

    I think Silver Mountain Water and Vetiver Extraordinaire work best in spring.
  16. Re: Bond fragrance.Where can I get to try them

    Beauty Cafe is excellent. Free samples with orders ($100), 10% off coupon (basenotes) and free shipping. They respond to emails very quickly.
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    Re: Just got Imperial Millesime

    Have you tried Unforgivable? Very similar to Millesime Imperial.

    My experience with Creed fragrances is that they project extremely well for the first hour or two and decrease steadily after...
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    Re: Non-export Serge Lutens

    Thanks for the responses, I may call them on those. Do you know what a source for the bell jars would be?

    Chergui is probably a safe blind buy for me, but Fumerie Turque is not, maybe it's time...
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    Non-export Serge Lutens

    Those of you with Chergui and other fragrances from the non-export line, where do you purchase from?

    Is the only realistic option to find someone from Europe and swap fragrances or decants?

    I'm...
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    Re: lesser known houses

    Carthusia is a solid house. No standouts however. Uomo, Numero Uno, Mediterraneo, and IO are my favorites from them. Mediterraneo is the one I would most like to wear, but it has problems with my...
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    Re: Hanae Mori HM overpowering amber?

    I've been testing the EDT.

    My experience today has been different. More of a sweet woody drydown with a hint of amber and lemon. I'm looking for a summer gourmand and I think the EDT may be...
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes feminine?????

    Sometimes it's sweet on me, others not. I think it has to do with skin chemistry and my nose that day. It's a very transparent scent, so I could see a woman wearing it. But I would not classify it...
  23. Re: Is Hanae Mori HM EDP available in a 100ml bottle?

    Thanks for the replies. Sounds like they have tight distribution for the 100ml bottles.

    I wish I would have tested the EDP back when Sephora carried it locally. I love the top and middle notes...
  24. Is Hanae Mori HM EDP available in a 100ml bottle?

    Hanae Mori's website says 30ml and 50ml. No online retailer or ebay has a 100ml listed.

    But Niemen Marcus and Nordstrom do. Is this a mistake on their part or do they have exclusive rights to...
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    Hanae Mori HM overpowering amber?

    After testing Hanae Mori 8 months ago and disliking the top notes, I forgot about it and never wore it again. But this time I love the top notes. I nearly ordered it last night I was so excited,...
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    Re: What fragrance

    If were including modern fragrances, I think Hermes Bel Ami or Bulgari Black.

    Maybe Knize Ten, but I haven't had the opportunity to test it.
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces - Your List

    Bond No. 9 - New Haarlem
    Creed - Bois Du Portugal
    Creed - Millesime Imperial
    Creed - Himalaya
    Frederick Malle - Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Giorgio Armani - Prive Bois d'Encens
    Guerlain - Habit...
  28. Re: Somewhat similar to last post: Most intoxicating scents?

    New Haarlem is addictive. It's not my favorite fragrance, but I can't stop smelling it when I wear it.
  29. Why is M7 so hard to find in a 100 ml bottle?

    I've looked at every online retailer I could find and I was only able to find one with a 100 ml bottle in stock. Is it being discontinued?
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    Re: What's the best aquatic fragrance?

    Best Strict Aquatic
    Creed Erolfa
    Creative Universe Mare - Runner Up

    Best Aquatic Interpretation
    Creed Millesime Imperial
    Bvlgari Aqva - Runner Up
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    Re: BdP is my favorite...is it yours?

    Close. Like Habit Rouge I don't wear it everyday, but when I'm in the mood, it's the best of it's kind.

    Bel Ami by Hermes might be what you're looking for.
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    Re: Best two hit combo!

    Another...

    Frederick Malle
    Musc Ravageur
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
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    Re: Best two hit combo!

    I was just thinking about this the other night. They're both Creed fragrances regardless of the requirement. Himalaya and Millesime Imperial. They're both extremely versatile, sit at opposite ends...
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    Re: how much do you spray?

    Wow, I have not had the experiences others have had.

    I sprayed Terre D'Hermes twice, and just as I was walking into a room from 10 feet away, a woman asked if anyone else smelled Lysol.

    My...
  35. Re: Vetiver comparison: Creed vs. Guerlain vs. Extraordinaire

    Something about the Guerlain Vetiver doesn't work for me, but I've never spent the time figuring it out.

    The Creed and Malle are on opposite ends of the spectrum. In Original Vetiver, the vetiver...
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    Re: Fragrances for a teenager

    If you want to stand out a bit, Burberry Brit, Bulgari Black, or Viktor & Rolf Antidote.
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    Chanel Égoïste and Antaeus

    I had passed on these after testing Allure, Allure Sport, Égoïste Platinum, and Pour Monsieur Concentree. But I recently gave them a second chance, and found I like all of them except Égoïste...
  38. Re: where to buy legit silver mountain water on the cheap

    I've purchased multiple bottles from scentiments.com. All were authentic.
  39. Re: Getting ready to do some shopping, need help

    The best price I found for Antaeus is $65 at Chanel's own website. Most other sites are listing it for $75 and up.

    http://uma.chanel.com/branding.php?chsetdefgnavdiv=23&landing=f&branding=ant
  40. Re: I would like to know which frags men prefer on women

    Acqua Di Parma Iris Nobile
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    Re: Need help!

    http://www.imaginationperfumery.com/p/terre-d-hermes-cologne-by-hermes-for-men

    I would normally recommend Scentiments, but as everything on their website is perpetually out of stock, I've been...
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    Re: Need help!

    Terre D'Hermes

    Masculine, but not as overt as Bois Du Portugal. I wear it any time of day and in any season.
  43. Re: A hoplessly fragrance ingorant high schooler in desperate need of help

    Creed - Himalaya

    Himalaya can be found on Ebay for $35-45.
  44. Re: What should I wear to a graduation ceremony?

    Terre D'Hermes. I don't find it to be seasonal and it would fit the occasion, imo.
  45. Re: Love a fragrance one day then hate it the next,anyone else experience this at times

    I just had this experience with Dior Homme. I had tested Dior Homme multiple times this summer, but the sage was overpowering and harsh. Last week, I had the urge to wear Dior Homme, and it had...
  46. Re: If you could make one suggestion to a clueless high schooler...

    Ralph Lauren Black & Double Black
    Black has a fruitier smell while double black is richer with coffee and woods.

    Bulgari Black & Aqua
    Black is somewhat indescribable. Aqua is the best widely...
  47. Re: Divorced 40-something needs babe magnet!

    I think Creed's Himalaya suits your description. I find it to be one of the most versatile scents in my wardrobe. I can wear it day or night, hot or cold weather, formal or casual and it never...
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    Need a filler fragrance

    You know the kind. For the days where you can't stand the thought of spraying a $100 bottle of fragrance. Maybe you've just left the gym and can't shower or are going to the groccery store and just...
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    Re: Anything that matches this?

    Hermes Rocabar

    Top Notes
    Juniper Berry, Cedar Needles, Lavender, Nutmeg, and Cinnamon

    Middle Notes
    Cypress, Atlas Cedar, and Virginia Cedar

    Base Notes
    Basalm and Vanilla
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    Re: Scents you wear to impress

    Best cologne to impress on a date with spouse or significant other?
    Hermes - Rocabar

    Best cologne to impress when you are in an office setting?
    Guerlain - Heritage

    Best cologne to impress...
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    Where to purchase Chergui?

    I would like to purchase Chergui, but on the Salons Shiseido web site they only mention shipping within Europe. Has anyone successfully ordered within the US using their website? Or is there...
  52. Re: "Authentic" Creed Stores/Sites for Purchase

    I have ordered multiple fragrances from scentiments.com, including Creed, and all have been fresh and authentic.

    My fiance had a similar experience to yours with the Hermes store in Beverly Hills....
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    Re: My Weekend with Fragrance Samples

    I have to agree with the original poster. I find Geir to be very pleasant, but not a standout.

    When I was little, there was a stream near my house, and it would freeze over in the winter. I...
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    Re: Updated L'Artisan bottles

    I always thought the original bottles looked generic, like you could order them from a catalog.

    On my skin, the most prominent note in Black is rubber and Suede in Dzing!
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    Re: Updated L'Artisan bottles

    Thanks. I prefer the new bottle, but wanted to buy Dzing! Maybe I'll pick up the 50ml now and the larger 100ml after the new bottle is in the stores. I love Dzing!
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    Updated L'Artisan bottles

    L'Artisan announced they would be replacing the bottles for their entire line with the bottle used for Fou d'Absinthe, but I haven't seen a date.

    Does anyone know when?
  57. Re: When life is a lemon, or my battle with citrus

    Carthusia Mediterraneo!

    Notes of lemon leaves rather than the lemon itself, lends to a longer lasting, more unique fragrance. I am also not a fan of Eau Sauvage and Armani Eau Pour Homme. One...
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    Re: New Haarlem or A*Men... or both?

    Wow, thanks for all the great responses.

    I neither neither like nor dislike the tar note in A*Men. It's just there.

    I have not tried Rochas Man. Unfortunately, it's not in Sephora, Nordstrom,...
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    New Haarlem or A*Men... or both?

    I first categorized A*Men as a scent I like, but that I don't want to smell like. It quickly grew on me and is now next on my list of upcoming purchases.

    Then I began to read about New Haarlem,...
  60. Just received my order for Creed Himalaya

    The box was a little squished and there were a few small marks on the bottle, but I didn't think much of it because it smelled as it should. However, I just noticed the date on the back says 2004.
    ...
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    Re: New and seeking recommendations

    Carthusia - Mediterraneo
    The most natural of all the lemon fragrances, imo.

    Acqua di Parma - Colonia
    My preference over Eau Sauvage. *Lemon top notes with a lavendar drydown.

    Acqua di Parma -...
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    Re: Safari Crash

    In the case of the link I posted, there were 3 pages and the second page would crash. What's also interesting is that the ads on the pages that crash, would not load.

    I'll pay attention to it...
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    Safari Crash

    As mentioned in a post in another forum, certain banner ads are causing Safari to crash.

    I'm not able to see which ad is causing the problem, but this page is currently loading the offending ad.
    ...
  64. Re: Men who wear Acqua di Parma: Iris Nobile...

    I have only had the opportunity to compare it to Dior Homme and Hiris, which are really incomparable. Iris Nobile is much more literal. There are times where I wish it were stronger, and others where...
  65. Re: Men who wear Acqua di Parma: Iris Nobile...

    Thanks! Iris Nobile is one of my favorites too. I'm surprised it's not mentioned more in the forums. Have you also tried Lavanda Tonica? I'm not generally a fan of lavender, but in this case it...
  66. Men who wear Acqua di Parma: Iris Nobile...

    When and where do you wear it?

    I have only recently picked it up, but I imagine a lunch date would be appropriate. Iris Nobile is too casual for evening, but too special for daily use.

    BTW,...
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