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    Re: Choose 5 designer scents

    hmm..... ill play. in no particular order:

    chanel allure edition blanche
    chanel pour monsieur (not the concentree version)
    knize forest (is knize considered designer?)
    YSL La Nuit - despite the...
  2. Re: Creed - Neiman Marcus "Refill" Event - November 22

    thanks for the heads up... if their exclusives are available, i'm pretty tempted to try and maybe get the original (pure white) or jardin d'amalfi.
  3. Poll: Re: TF's Tuscan Leather vs. Acqua di Parma's Colonia Leather

    Colonia Leather for me. It is usually warm around here (not to mention my own body/skin is normally warm even on colder days) and TF can be a bit much sometimes. Both are very good though.
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    Re: Colonia Leather by Acqua di Parma

    tried it a few days ago beside a bottle of clive C. i actually liked colonia leather a little bit better than the clive C, although both were very good (not sure if C is worth the $ to me though...)....
  5. Thread: Sel Marin

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    Re: Sel Marin

    to me it was more of a shellfish starting to go bad note (particularly oysters). oddly enough, i didn't get it the first 2 or 3 times i tried it. but every time after, it was the dominant note for...
  6. Re: That fragrance you wanted to hate but actually love

    me too.

    not b/c it is popular either, but just b/c it felt over-hyped and over-rated and also b/c i don't like incense notes very much. tried it a few times objectively and while i didn't like the...
  7. Re: Controversial opinions on fragrances and its industry: Let's share!

    Btw I like threads like this. Not because we see people upset eventually, but because it kind of makes you double take and re-evaluate your own beliefs, supposed knowledge, opinions, etc, hopefully...
  8. Re: Controversial opinions on fragrances and its industry: Let's share!

    Probably not that controversial: wish I got into fragrances earlier b/c ifra. I'm amazed none of the houses (or even many banded together, their parent companies, etc) have been able to present a...
  9. Re: What fragrance would you match this image to ? ...

    No specific scent in mind, but something that captures the essence of too sugary, processed, fake (not synthetic), tacky, and yet somehow a guilty dirty pleasure you just want to smother yourself...
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    Re: How many colognes do you have/use?

    currently own about 10. ideally, I can see myself owning about 20-30 full bottles and about 10-15 more decants at any given moment. don't want to just go out and get the "rest" of them all at once...
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    Re: How many colognes do you have/use?

    If you don't mind me asking, how much have you spent on fragrances - do you sometimes "wish" or "feel" it could have went somewhere else (no right/wrong answer, I realize a serious collector for any...
  12. Thread: Valentino uomo

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    Re: Valentino uomo

    Haven't tried DHI in detail, but compared to DH (latest), Uomo, and Givenchy Play Intense (not the same smell or concept but some similar notes and "tones" floating around).

    Preferred Uomo over...
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    Re: Fragrance Storage

    Would like a small wine cooler or something similar one day, but for now I just use a drawer in a dresser. Dresser itself is not exposed to large amounts of direct sunlight.
  14. Thread: Prada Luna Rossa

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    Re: Prada Luna Rossa

    Odd one for me - some days I like it, some days I don't. Like the dry down much more than the top notes though.
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    Re: The worst fragrance store encounter.. EVER!!

    my average experience as well.

    also lels at above gif.
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    Re: The worst fragrance store encounter.. EVER!!

    have found 3 different SA at 2 different nordstrom's to be the most helpful SAs ive had. 1 was really knowledgable too. unfortunately nordstrom's doesn't always have the selection or items im looking...
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    Re: Wedding Coming Up...What Should I Wear?

    oud wood or aventus imo... hard to say exactly without knowing a bit more about the wedding/event
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    Re: Burberry London for Him Strength/Intensity

    seems like i have nothing to worry about then. thanks for all the replies.
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    Sticky: Re: Creed Queries & Discussions.

    i'll ask again then.
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    Re: Burberry London for Him Strength/Intensity

    I too apply away from the nose most of the time, and always when I try a fragrance for the first time to avoid any possible fatigue. But the stuff I have just seems to be a soft skin scent, even when...
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    Re: Why isn't Dior Homme Intense sold at Sephora?

    interesting.

    southern CA here, see DH and DHS at nearly every department and fragrance store around here. Have never seen DHI anywhere around here.
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    Re: Burberry London for Him Strength/Intensity

    Sounds like what I'm getting. Thanks for the info.
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    Sticky: Re: Creed Queries & Discussions.

    I'd imagine it is possible that some of the grey market bottles were stored improperly - hence why a 1 year old bottle may end up on grey market... i.e. both of mine had some Arabic on the bottom of...
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    Burberry London for Him Strength/Intensity

    Recently got a bottle of this online but the fragrance smells like it may have lost some of it's potency. How strong is it for everyone else?
    Can't remember how it originally smelled in the stores...
  25. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur - Where to buy in the US

    Bigsly I PM'ed you.
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    Re: Similar to Geir Ness

    thanks ill keep an eye out for these.
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    Sticky: Re: Creed Queries & Discussions.

    just checked:

    batch LT3313Q01for both. photos to come.

    for what it's worth, the one from fragrancenet smells a little more "fresh" but not as fresh as the some of the ones i've smelled retail....
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    Sticky: Re: Creed Queries & Discussions.

    received a bottle of MI from fragrancenet today and the batch number on the box doesn't match the one on the bottle. it is also missing almost all of the top and middle notes, like the fragrance...
  29. Chanel Pour Monsieur - Where to buy in the US

    As the title says, where or how can I purchase Chanel Pour Monsieur in the US aside from ebay or waiting until a friend or myself travels out of the country again? I am open to the original or a...
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    Re: What are your next purchases going to be?

    have a "longer" to buy list, but the shorter version is basically my wishlist in my wardrobe here.

    since it's starting to warm up here but isn't quite full blown summer yet:
    1. a citrus - haven't...
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    Re: Similar to Geir Ness

    anyone else?
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    Re: Similar to Geir Ness

    Me too - odd seeing as how they don't have that many similar underlying notes, just similar underlying chemicals. Except AHS (or any Chanel I've tried so far for that matter) doesn't give me a...
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    Re: Versace VS Issey, a litle help pease.

    issey i liked better as a whole but to me there is a very slight (cat) urine note to it that comes through sometimes (haven't had anyone else i know comment on it, even if i asked them to smell and...
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    Similar to Geir Ness

    Does anyone know of anything similar to Geir Ness? (Fresh woody floral)

    I ordered a sample in my search for a male floral and really enjoy it, but it has induced a headache for me more often than...
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    Re: Favorite Creeds by smell only

    wish that were the case for me, but i can smell the dry down on others. i.e. went to sample it with a friend, we both tried it. as the day went on, i could smell the notes on my friend but not on...
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    Re: Favorite Creeds by smell only

    Batch/lot number? Tried it at 3 different retail locations + samples, all had a very good but VERY dominant coconut note. I'd be on a well balanced batch pretty quickly.
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    Favorite Creeds by smell only

    Inb4 creed sucks, creed over rated, creed is only marketing, creed too expensive, etc. You can have your turn too below:

    Anyways, curious as to what everyone's top 3 or 5 Creed scents are by smell...
  38. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/10/14) Round 2: Versace Pour Homme vs Spicebomb

    haven't smelled the original vph but did not like spicebomb.
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    Poll: Re: Deciding on Citrus(y) Summer Scent

    Counting responses from before I added the poll, results of 11 (Essenza) - 10 (Cologne Sport) - 9 (Other) certainly don't make deciding any easier for me lol.
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    Poll: Re: Deciding on Citrus(y) Summer Scent

    How does one tell the vintage vs reformulation apart in the picture?
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    Poll: Re: Deciding on Citrus(y) Summer Scent

    For me, it was a bunch of citrus as expected, but the citrus didn't really have distinct other notes to it, just some underlying "tones" I guess. Similar to how much of the Allure Homme Line doesn't...
  42. Re: Difficulty choosing what to wear (Semi-beginner).

    Not sure how the weather is there right now, but I'd say La Nuit or Aventus. I too like Egoiste and it works very well for me, but I'd imagine for some younger people it may not be "you" (like DHI)....
  43. Re: Gimme 3: Your most versatile scents that aren't boring [details inside]

    Designer: hard to say... maybe Bleu or YSL L'Homme, although as much I like this two, I do find them to be slightly "boring"
    Niche: Creed MI
    Underrated: CdG Vettiveru
  44. Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs. CdG Monocle Scent One: Hinoki?

    Haven't tried Amouage Memoir and probably won't as I do not like scents with strong incense notes at all (Bleu which I like moderately is probably the only exception) but this is obviously personal...
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    Poll: Re: Deciding on Citrus(y) Summer Scent

    Thanks guys.

    Willan- Tried 1861 as well, but to my nose citrus was not the dominant note/s (although, yes, I did like it). How do Nio and L'Humaniste compare?

    Added poll as well.
    (3 for...
  46. Re: Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    Nope - I actually prefer this sometimes.
  47. Thread: Battle of Frags

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    Poll: Re: Battle of Frags

    None are perfect in my mind and I'm not sure if I'd want to buy any of these, but if I were to buy 1, it'd be DHI.
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    this
  49. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/9/14) Round 2: Aventus vs YSL L`Homme

    Hmm hard to say... they serve pretty different purposes in my opinion. Kind of like deciding between a large utility vehicle and a compact sedan.

    Supposed I'd go with Aventus if I had to have one...
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    Poll: Deciding on Citrus(y) Summer Scent

    Just wondering what general opinions of the two below scents are. Which of the two would you pick? Also open to other suggestions/ideas.

    - Allure Homme Sport Cologne Sport
    - Acqua di Parma...
  51. Re: The 18-point perfect fragrance wardrobe for gentlemen

    Maybe add a fruits (of all sorts except for citrus already covered) and a gourmand category?

    Although with my comment and others, I think it shows that the 18 categories will really depend on what...
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    Re: Creed MI "LT" Batch Number?

    Good to know Odin, thanks.

    also an edit to OP
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    Re: Valentino Uomo Tested.....

    Tried it w/o knowing what it was, etc. Reminded me of chocolate and hazelnut.

    Similar to DH for me, could say they are in a smae category, but I wouldn't say they smelled like one and the same. To...
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    Re: Favourite Kilian - 2014

    have only tried 4 so far, but back to black was my favorite.

    it was good on paper, but was wonderful with my individual body chemistry.
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    Re: Fragrances and weight

    Was about to say the same thing but even then I've also met larger individuals that were able to wear a gourmand very well.
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    Re: Allure Edition Blanche

    USA, got a bottle at Nordstroms as well not long ago.
  57. Re: Your favorite fragrances that evoke the outdoors

    In addition to some of the ones mentioned above, Knize Forest - reminds me of being in a coniferous forest in the spring or fall.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Also maybe it would be in our best interests to make a list somewhere that notes the relative smokiness vs pineapple (maybe average it out somehow to account for subjectivity of individuals).
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Like several others, I didn't like Aventus the first 3 or so times I used it either. However, something about it kept drawing me back and I have to say that I too have come to appreciate it.

    Any...
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    Re: Creed MI "LT" Batch Number?

    Anyone else have feedback on the LT lots?

    If not, I'll take the plunge next week.
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    Re: Creed MI "LT" Batch Number?

    Wow... Luckily they were able to give me the batch number on the MI - I xan't imagine anything too crazy would have happened to a 13 batch by now. Lilydirect was the only place I could find with MI...
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    Creed MI "LT" Batch Number?

    New poster but have been lurking for a while. Apologies for another one of these threads.

    Thinking of a bottle of Creed MI from lilydirect. Lot number: LT3313Q01

    A lot number starting with LT...
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    Sticky: Re: Creed Queries - is my bottle genuine?, etc.

    Moved to new thread
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