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    Re: Colognes you love but they just DON'T LAST

    Guerlain Homme L'Eau. Maybe my favourite scent bar none. Lasts about an hour. So frustrating.
  2. Re: Monsieur Balmain - your help needed gents!

    Thanks Hednic. I've never come across such a dry, ashy note before and I still can't make my mind up about the fragrance overall. Be interesting to see if I ever get any compliments on it.
  3. Monsieur Balmain - your help needed gents!

    Evening gents, I have the recent glass bottle version of Monsieur Balmain (the bottle is a la Carbone de Balmain) and I'm curious to know if it's been reformulated. Earlier reviews speak of the...
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    Re: Scent & Sound

    Post 5: Chic - I want your love

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjqPmqXy7nc
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    Re: Scent & Sound

    Please reveal. It's bugging me!
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    Poll: Re: Battle Of Summer Fragrances

    Don't really like any of them, but I'd pick AdG Essenza if pushed.
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    Re: Scent & Sound

    I absolutely love MBV. Something sweet, heavy and casual...lemme think.
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    Re: Scent & Sound

    Heavy, dark, warm and from 1971 - gotcha; makes sense. But it's a woman's scent. Would T/Marvin Gaye wear it? Maybe so...
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    Poll: Re: Mugler Cologne V Un Jardin Sur Le Nil

    Or I could just click view poll results and get the actual tally. Doh!
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    Poll: Re: Mugler Cologne V Un Jardin Sur Le Nil

    Currently Mugler 5, Jardin SLN 3.
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    Re: Scent & Sound

    Post 4: Marvin Gaye - Theme from Trouble Man

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbHeNkqRWtI
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    Poll: Mugler Cologne V Un Jardin Sur Le Nil

    Ok, so now that Mugler Cologne absolutely clobbered Dior Homme Cologne, how about I pitch it against another fresh, green, spring/summer day scent?

    Thoughts?
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    Re: Scent & Sound

    Yes! I get it! Very lush and green and fragile and beautiful. Good shout.
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    Re: Scent & Sound

    I should probably just post an Aventus thread instead of trying to offer something creative. Or maybe Bleu de Chanel. Sigh.
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    Re: Scent & Sound

    Fair point. I'm a control freak. New rules!
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    Re: Scent & Sound

    No? Not playing?

    Try post 3: Puccini - Chi Il Bel Sogno Di Doretta (La Rondine)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG9QzV0zvQU
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    Re: So Sick of Grapefruit

    Guerlain Homme L'Eau - grapefruit and lime. Beautiful. My favourite summer scent.
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    Re: Scent & Sound

    Thanks caferacer.

    Post 2: Ryuichi Sakamoto - Seven Samurai

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVzVU6y3TIw
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    Scent & Sound Q & A

    Game: I pick a piece of music; you reply with the note or fragrance that it brings to mind.

    Post 1: Badmarsh & Shri - Appa

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlJjsNs1_CQ
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    Poll: Mugler Cologne V Dior Homme Cologne 2013

    Please pick your fave out of these two colognes for a spring/summer day
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    Re: Modern Guerlains - your thoughts?

    Thanks everyone. Think the Guerlains are slightly edging it for me at the moment. Funnily enough I did a blind smell test this afternoon with three females (I'm single at the moment so it was my mum,...
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    Girls, a female perspective please...

    Trying to cut back on my collection and very interested in finding out what you prefer out of modern Guerlain or Dior men's fragrances.
    If your husband/boyfriend/partner/whatever was to own and use...
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    Modern Guerlains - your thoughts?

    Morning all,

    I've been really getting into my modern Guerlains in recent weeks and figured that if there's one house I could rely on entirely to the exclusion of all else it may be Guerlain. Check...
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    Re: Autumn/Winter evening scent

    I really want to sample Costume National Homme but can't find it in any store. What's it like? Is it similar to any scents in my wardrobe? If it's up against LIDGE and Tom Ford Extreme how does it...
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    Re: Autumn/Winter evening scent

    Really was not into Lolita Lempicka when I tested it, but quite like the sound of Cartier Santos. Thanks folks
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    Re: Autumn/Winter evening scent

    Thanks rynegne. I must say I've never heard of it, but your description has definitely made me keen to check it out.
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    Autumn/Winter evening scent

    I am considering buying one more warm, sweet or spicy fragrance, something that will b inviting on a cold night. I'm a huge fan of Dior Homme Intense, probably my favourite scent bar none, and I...
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    Issey Miyake Line V Kenzo Line

    Which of these two Japanese houses do you think is the one most worthy of dipping into? I own a few Kenzo fragrances currently and have owned a few Issey Miyake in the past. Just curious to see which...
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    Re: Are Kenzo fragrances women repellents?

    Posted this thread a while back. Stop press! Got a compliment yesterday! Kenzo Homme Sport of all things. I think this fragrance is a real grower actually. I have been back n forth with it, unsure...
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    Re: Kenzo Homme Sport Extreme

    As a Kenzo fan on the whole, I'll still sample it if I get the chance, but it's not exactly a rave review there Anton. That's a shame as Kenzo Homme Sport without being earth-shattering did slowly...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 24, 2013

    Still not made my mind up about this one, but today it felt right.

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    Re: CdG Wonderwood on a man...hot or not?

    Very true Scentsucker. I have had the "old man" comment (eau sauvage) before but I don;t think Wonderwood fits A, B or C. It's not old man, too feminine or aquatic/fruity. It's clean woody...
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    Re: CdG Wonderwood on a man...hot or not?

    Many thanks.
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    CdG Wonderwood on a man...hot or not?

    Ladies, your opinions are needed.

    I tested Wonderwood today and found it smooth, deep and autumnal and it seemed to come up nice on my skin. However, I have bought a couple of woody fragrances in...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 17, 2013

    As it's still wintery in Scotland, I'll be wearing this to mass today

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    Re: Spring Summer Gourmands???

    Something about the expression "summer gourmand" just seems wrong, like it's an oxymoron. Makes me feel queasy.
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    Re: Whats on your radar for this summer ?

    Very true. But one can dream of hot summer days and balmy evenings that won't come and stock up the fragrance pile accordingly. Utterly impractical but as close to summer as we'll probably get. So I...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 15th, 2013

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    Sometimes those darn pictures just don't turn out the way you want them. Anyway that tiny picture shows Guerlain Homme Intense.
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    Poll: Re: La Nuit De L'Homme, TdH, DH, DHI or LIDGE

    DHI just beats DH. Just. And I'm one of those rare people who prefers LIDG to LIDGE. I don't like La Nuit and TdH is beautiful but just too too much. Overpowers me.
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    Re: The Eau Sauvage Trio

    I absolutely love the original, despite what people say about reformulations, I find it deliciously fresh and slightly funky/skanky (hedione?) at the same time. One of my faves.
    I've never tried...
  41. Re: Recommendation from the house of Amouage, Creed or Guerlain

    Haven't tested any Amouage
    Not a big fan of Creed, if I had to have any I'd go with GIT. I found MI and Aventus very disappointing. Which is good for my bank balance.
    I'm a fan of Guerlain. I love...
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    Re: Rum based fragrances

    Guerlain Homme Intense. Rum, Rhubarb, Lime and Vetiver.
  43. Re: Can vintage Dior Homme be identified by the box?

    I have never smelled the original. All I know is the reform is absolutely gorgeous so I wouldn't be that bothered hunting the original formulation.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

    And for the very first time I detected some bergamot...yaayy!!!

    http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT6SPjrHkcQ3pZP4vxsDBWx3-JXZz7WtqiPL4hK1seqwuq759QPlQ
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 11th, 2013

    http://media.douglas.de/211980/900_0/DIOR-Dior_Homme-Dior_Homme_Eau_de_Toilette.jpg
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    Re: Sunshine in a bottle

    Acqua Di Parma Essenza
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, March 9, 2013

    Kenzo Homme Boisee
    http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/3249/o12984.jpg

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    Kenzo Homme Boisee
    http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/3249/o12984.jpg
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    Re: Kenzo Pour Homme, unique yet so familiar

    I love Kenzo PH and find it utterly bizarre. Salty, rubbery floral woody? A whole new category with only one fragrance in it. Sadly, I never receive any compliments when wearing it, but that won't...
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    Re: tired of smelling sweet

    Kenzo Homme Boisee/ Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee. Lovely refreshing woody spring time scents that are absolutely not sweet.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, March 7th, 2013

    http://cdn.firstcry.com/brainbees/images/products/zoom/26011a.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

    http://images.selfridges.com/is/image/selfridges/397-77002296-G030164_M?$PDP_M$
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

    http://www.esquire.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/9235_ESQ_StyleFragrance_Mar12-mp-155389.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 4th, 2013

    http://www.lesflaconsdeparfum.com/images/c/cli/Cliche-2012-03-25-22-59-06.jpg
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    Help: a fougere for Spring?

    Hey everyone,

    To give you an idea of the scents I like, I am a big fan of Dior Homme/Intense, L'Instant EDT and CdG2 Man for Autumn/Winter. I have Eau Sauvage, Guerlain Homme L'Eau, DH Sport and...
  55. Re: Looking for a Lime based fragrance any suggestions?

    Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee. Sharp lime with a big hit of warm smoky vetiver. The 'Terre on lime' description I've heard from others on here is spot on.
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    Re: Running out of ideas for summer citrus Help !

    They've already been mentioned, but Eau Sauvage, Dior Homme Sport, Guerlain Homme L'Eau (Homme L'Eau Boisee if you want your lime with smoky vetiver), Acqua Di Parma Essenza and Eau D'Orange Verte...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, February 28, 2013

    http://houseoffraser.scene7.com/is/image/HOF/I_3346470200012_50_20100923?fmt=jpg&layer=0&size=288,384&wid=288&hei=384&layer=1&src=I_3346470200012_50_20100923&size=288,384&qlt=65&wid=288&hei=384&op_usm...
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    Re: guerlain homme l'eau v homme l'eau boisee

    Much prefer Homme Intense to Homme, but find the L'Eaus more difficult to choose between.
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    guerlain homme l'eau v homme l'eau boisee

    These are way too alike to own both in my view, but if you could only have one, which would it be? Lime with a hint of mint, grapefruit and geranium, or lime with a whack of vetiver?
  60. Re: Which frag should I wear taking grandma to a cage fight?

    I'm amazed that someone hasn't yet completely missed the humour and just suggested Aventus and a batch number.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, February 24, 2013

    Eau Sauvage
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-O7V9TXWxlNA/T_A1hDMAGKI/AAAAAAAAGU8/LdWalkHfGdY/s1600/DIOR_EAU_SAUVAGE_PARFUM_BERGAMOTE.jpg
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    Re: gucci pour homme II review

    I'm really surprised at this. I blind bought it recntly and get no citrus whatsoever.Not in the opening, not in the heart, not in the basenotes. Nothing. What I do get is cinnamon,a little tea and...
  63. Poll: Re: Dior Homme Sport 2012 vs Chanel ALLURE HOMME ÉDITION BLANCHE

    DHS. I love it. The sport tag is very misleading. I think it's a perfect summer evening fragrance. I bought Edition Blanche on impulse after testing in store and wore it twice. I found it to be a bit...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, February 23, 2013

    http://www.solo-parfum.ru/media/upload/catalog/pics/kenzo-pour-homme-5-71ba461b.jpg
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver (current formulation)

    Tried it three days ago. Seemed very green and earthy for the first 15 minutes then...WHAM...star anise. I smelled an earthy licorice scent for the rest of the duration...and I hate licorice...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, February 21st, 2013

    http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQuP8pW9RjeQFfVVZX9CU_K8tTzk5qitQgUSHZqLB-vaa_-LEtM
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

    http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSk5M1GVmSFKZJ7pZFMeMJWccDO5umKhgjAzBr8Zp81vFsoNJbHmw
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    Re: WORST Fragrance you have smelt?

    Joop
    Narciso Rodriguez for him
    A Men
    And on the fairer sex, Flowerbomb.

    ...all of these are repulsive and should come with a written apology from the perfumier.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

    Kenzo Homme Boisee
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    Re: Thoughts on Guerlain L'Eau.

    I thought it was nice the couple of times I smelled it, but I preferred L'Eau Boisee and so bought that. The lime seemed a bit more lively and sharper and the smoky green vetiver gave it a bit more...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, February 18th, 2013

    http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRp2sSIzhfpV_fn8Sg6CeYuV1jYx-kTXQPEFNdUVyuQYnlkJcpQ

    Kenzo Homme Boisee
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    Re: Are Kenzo fragrances women repellents?

    Have you had ANY reactions hednic?
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    Re: Are Kenzo fragrances women repellents?

    Interesting Ken, thanks. The odd thing for me is that - on my skin at least - KPH and Boisee ar both sillage monsters and the former is quite a uinque scent. Seems strange that these "strong"/odd...
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    Re: Are Kenzo fragrances women repellents?

    I agree. I just found it odd that all three Kenzo's have failed to produce a single compliment and my other fragrances all have. It's not going to prevent me from wearing them.
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    Are Kenzo fragrances women repellents?

    This may seem like quite an odd question, but I'm beginning to wonder...

    If you look at my wardrobe, you'll see I own a fairly "safe" and small collection. Now, before anyone says it, I know it's...
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    Re: Thoughts on L'instan de Guerlain

    I know what you mean. I would prefer to wear something edgier like CdG2 Man for a winter's day but I end up wearing LIDG more often, or DHI because they're "safer". As much as I love CdG2 Man, it's...
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    Re: Thoughts on L'instan de Guerlain

    Strangely enough the compliments I received have all tended to go along the lines of..."mmm...you smell bland, gentle and non-surprising today...what you wearing?"
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    Re: Thoughts on L'instan de Guerlain

    I think it's wonderful and prefer it to the Extreme version by some distance. Not overbearing, initially cool citrus anise that warms up with chocolate and patchouli. Very tasteful and has gotten me...
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    Re: If you had to choose between.....

    Guerlain Homme Intense. Absolutely gorgeous patchouli, rhubarb, mint and rum concoction. Sounds heavy, is actually wonderfully light and fresh but very masculine. Utterly unique. Gets me compliments.
  80. Re: Flacon Defect ~ Guerlain Homme And It's Flankers

    I own both Homme L'Eau Boisee and Homme Intense. I've had a problem with the sprayer on the former and no problem at all with the latter, though they both have identical sprayers as far as I can...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

    +1. Absolutely lovely stuff.
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    Re: Guerlain Homme Intense EDP

    I wasn't sure at all about the Intense version based on the first spray. I didn't get anything refreshing at all - seemed like all patchouli and vetiver drowned in rum with a hint of mojito. I kept...
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    Re: Ok that does it...

    Yip, i feel terribly bored whenever I see a thread with one of those fragrances in the title. I think I must be an olfactory defective because
    a) I don't like Aventus at all. It is waaaaay to rich...
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    Re: need a new scent with violet to try

    I detest violet, so when I bought Gucci pour homme ii based on the wildly enthusiastic reviews it receives here (and everywhere) and was hit by a massive wall of violet on first spray...no blind...
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    Re: Top five warm weather fragrances

    Eau Sauvage
    Dior Homme Sport (2012)
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee
    Acqua Di Gio
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes - Le Takedown

    Loved it at first. Then after a few wearings it hurt my head and made me nauseous. It's just too much. Will never go back to it. I much prefer Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee which is a lime/vetiver...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II

    I blind bought this a couple of weeks ago based on the stellar reviews. Utter disappointment. On first spray I thought violet, violet, violet, cinammon and violet with a bit of tea. I thought it must...
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    Re: Bvlgari VS Kenzo VS Issey Miyake

    Kenzo Pour Homme for me, but it's too heavy for intense heat. Spring and warm summer day is fine.
  89. Poll: Re: which of these two versatile scents do you prefer?

    No way! 5 posts in the thread and 4 positive comments about BdC! Is it a full moon? (Watch the BdC bashing commence now...)
  90. Poll: which of these two versatile scents do you prefer?

    Much as it is loathed by many in the BN community, I have grown to really enjoy Bleu de Chanel. I agree that initially it seemed fairly boring and pleasant (a rave review 'pleasant' is not), after...
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    Re: Eau sauvage or grey vetiver help

    Interesting comparison. I have both and recently made the same connection. They are not very similar to the nose, but both are citrus vetiver combos which are suited to Spring/Summer wear. I have...
  92. Thread: Headaches

    by Pedro78
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    Re: Headaches

    No, you misread my post I think. The headache came on day 1 (one). My mistake: should have had a comma in between 1 and I.
  93. Thread: Headaches

    by Pedro78
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    Headaches

    Hi everyone,

    so the story goes like this...

    I sampled Mont Blanc Legend and was impressed enough to buy a bottle. Lovely fresh fruity fougere.

    I wore it for 4 days in a row. Not long into...
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    Re: Kokorico: very underrated/overlooked?

    +1. I thought it was pretty horrible.
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    Eau Sauvage sans oakmoss?

    Hi everyone,

    I'm seeking a bit of clarity on this issue of yet another reformulation of Eau Sauvage without the now banned ingredient of oakmoss.

    I bought a bottle in September of this year...
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    Re: most versatile scents

    These all work in really cold weather and intense heat.

    Bleu de Chanel
    Eau Sauvage
    Mont Blanc Legend
    Kenzo Pour Homme
  97. Thread: Mont blanc

    by Pedro78
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    Re: Mont blanc

    I asked a female friend of mine recently to smell my wrist ten minutes after I'd applied Mont Blanc Legend. She's also a bit of a fragrance head and I asked her what notes she could distinguish/what...
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    Re: Which Hermes is best for spring/summer?

    Thought there would be more fans of the Jardin line. Also, no one really big on Voyage EDT? I think it's lovely - lemon, ginger, tea, but very light and airy. Probably between that and Eau D'Orange...
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    Re: Which Hermes is best for spring/summer?

    pretty unanimous then (so far). Thanks everyone.
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    Which Hermes is best for spring/summer?

    Happy new year everyone.

    I've been thinking it's time I embellished my small collection with one of of JC Ellena's fragrances for Hermes. I was initially in love with Terre EDT, but after only a...
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