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    Re: Opus 1870 underrated?

    Longevity is pretty good overall. Projection mediocre.
  2. Re: CLEARANCE! Amouage Honour, Carthusia, Atelier, Dior, L'Artisan, Le Cherche Midi

    bump.
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    Re: Lubin- Korrigan EDP

    I dig it. only have a small sample so i haven't been able to wear it fully though. i could see it getting cloying with a bunch of sprays.
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    Re: Best Male Sandalwood fragrance.

    Laboratorio Olfattivo - Cozumel
    Profumum Roma - D'Ambrosia

    And, while its not Sandalwood centric like the above two, Amouage Reflection Man is a great creamy/floral santal blend.
  5. Re: Beastly cologne that smells like vanilla talcum powder?

    JPG's Fleur du Male
    Prada's Infusion d'homme
    HdP 1725
  6. Thread: Sweet Tobacco

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    Re: Sweet Tobacco

    Ineke Field Notes from Paris
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    Re: Is there a More Feminine SMW?

    She could try Erolfa. I find them to be "close cousins" in the Creed family if you will (i even read once that Erolfa was made by blending two other creed scents, maybe MI, SMW or VIW). Erolfa trades...
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    Re: Let's Talk HAPPY by Clinique

    While we're on comparisons, If Orange Sanguine is fresh squeezed florida OJ, then Happy is Tang or Orange DRANK.
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    Re: Vintage Jubilation XXV?

    I find that Jubi XXV does have above average longevity, but it is NOT a loud fragrance. Some Amouages like Reflection, Interlude and even Memoir have much higher degrees of projection and longevity,...
  10. Re: Choose Only One Niche Versatile Crowd-Pleaser, No Creed Please ....

    Bois 1920 Oltremare
    Olfactive Studios Still Life
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    Re: Ever regretted paying a full retail price?

    I completely relate. I RARELY buy full retail for any pricy niche frag when so many can be had for at least 10-20% off from some online outlets. But when i have done so for something new or obscure,...
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    Re: Ever regretted paying a full retail price?

    Every SINGLE time i buy niche retail i get those feels! Unfortunately many niche houses are not to be found at a discount so there's little recourse aside from splits. Fragrances are a pure luxury...
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Creed Royal Oud

    About the only similarity i can draw between them is a slightly spicy balmy "feel" albeit done in different ways. Egoiste, to me, has a prominent balmy spicy tobacco leaf accord that i dont care for...
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    Re: Chanel's coromandel

    Be advised though, the "White chocolate" accord in this is VERY pronounced so if you are not into that aroma, you won't like this. Personally, i dont like white chocolate at all, not the smell, not...
  15. Thread: Best Sandalwood

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    Re: Best Sandalwood

    Tried a couple new (to me) sandalwoods recently.

    First was Profumum Roma D'Ambrosia. Was a local shop with the GF a few weeks ago checking out some new things from different houses and was making...
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    Re: Roja Dove Neroli Extrait

    I found it to be a bit too much of an orange blossom with a prominent dirty indolic twinge. Reminded me a bit of the Serge Lutens Fleur d'oranger in that aspect. Not sure what is giving it that...
  17. Re: Frapin L'Humaniste, the usurper of Mt. Olympus (or the "anything similar to L'Humaniste?" thread

    Also, Ungaro III, a real inexpensive fragrance, has a great vodka and rose scent.
  18. Re: Frapin L'Humaniste, the usurper of Mt. Olympus (or the "anything similar to L'Humaniste?" thread

    I'll echo the Guerlain Homme suggestion. But there are a few varieties of it with slightly different qualities and while i've not tried them all, i do have Homme and Homme L'eau and they are both...
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    Re: Amazon Creed Green Valley

    Well, that May 1st deadline is fast approaching, whats the odds they magically find a stash of GV in the warehouse before time's up? :p
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    Re: Looking for that WOOD scent

    Here's a question back at you... What KIND of wood do you want to smell like? There's many sorts in fragrance and many compositions are built to showcase a particular individual specimen while others...
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    Re: Best Jasmine Scent A Guy Could Own...

    Amouage Reflection man. Certainly some other things in there as well, but jasmine is one of the most prominent notes.
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    Re: Phaedon Tabac Rouge..

    As an alternative, Osswald NYC carries this line and you can order it from them on thier website. I was just there the other day and they had plenty in stock.
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    Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Chocolate and Aoud wouldn't be a bad combo. Nasomatto does it pretty well in Pardon.

    Then again, if they want to latch onto the hottest craze in perfumery, they should just cave in and release...
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    Re: Recent Blind Buy Disappointments?

    Penhaligon's Juniper Sling

    Its just really boring and has the longevity of a fruit fly.
  25. Re: Top 3 Verstile & Long Lasting Summer Fragrance (niesh or designer) for +35 Man

    Bois 1920 Oltremare
    Heeley Sel Marin
    Bond no 9 Eau du New York
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    Re: I find Slumberhouse's Sova to be extreme cloying

    So you're saying that you detect zero, zip, zilch of the dry, dusty hay notes?
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    Re: I find Slumberhouse's Sova to be extreme cloying

    I really wanted to like SOVA, and i sort of do, but not until many, MANY hours into the drydown. The description of this frag, plus the "hops" note really piqued my interest so i ordered a sample....
  28. CLEARANCE! Amouage Honour, Carthusia, Atelier, Dior, L'Artisan, Le Cherche Midi

    Few bottles for sale folks. All are like new in box with cap and box as pictured. All are 99.9% full, just a spray or two missing. Details and pics for all below. All prices (paypal) include shipping...
  29. Thread: Top 5 Rose scents

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    Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    I don't have many rose forward scents, but the ones I do have I definitely enjoy.

    Lyric man
    Diptyque Tarocco
    Ungaro III
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    Re: Amazon Creed Green Valley

    I just got on the chat with Amazon and they say they have no idea when they will be able to fulfill it. I imagine that they must have gotten a few of these in to liquidate, incorrectly counted the...
  31. Thread: Notes vs Accords

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    Re: Notes vs Accords

    I tend to agree with David's assessment. Notes are something generally intended for and provided to the consumer to give them some notion of what the composition is intended to "represent". Please...
  32. Re: Molecule 01 mystery: did I get the wrong juice or is olfactory fatigue a complicated thing?

    LOL, thats funny. If you feel so strongly that you are entitled to an explanation, then i suggest you take your issue up with essentric molecules or TPC themselves. No one here on this free forum is...
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    Re: Amazon Creed Green Valley

    I got in on the deal last week (original thread curiously missing), however, I just got an email from Amazon that said "We're still trying to obtain the item you ordered, click here to confirm your...
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    Re: How do you guys organize your samples?

    This is the box i got from Target. Online they only sell in a package of 4 but in-store you can get a single for about $10.
    ...
  35. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/1/14): Knize Ten vs Flame, the fragrance, by Burger King

    Best parody ever (and the poll is about as useful as the others ;) ).
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    Re: How do you guys organize your samples?

    I found a nice looking, medium sized, leather hinged box from Target that will fit decants up to and including 5ml and some smaller/squatter 10ml decant bottles as well. I cut a small foam core...
  37. Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia, Essenza, Intensa and Absoluta

    Ive sampled almost transparent blue before and I feel shares more in common with aqua di Gio Essenza then it does with any of the Acqua di Parmas. All the Aqua Di parmas are a variation on the...
  38. Re: [DHI] Just when you thought you had seen it all....

    I have seen that a number of times in varying levels when buying from online discounters. I believe it is done to remove batch codes or other serial number type identifiers due to something relating...
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studios Reviews

    While I've not sampled any SSS offerings, i too have noticed this recently and specifically with the Imaginary Authors house. I feel like every single one of them has this cloyingly sweet musky loud...
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    Re: Floral Like Reflection Man

    Guerlain habit rouge. The drydown has a similar effervescent floral vibe that really bears some commonality with reflection. Not the same scent, but definitely evokes a similar feel if you enjoy the...
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    Re: Your favourite "gaiac wood" fragrances?

    'gwī-ˌak'

    or more phoenetically, 'gwhy-ack'.
  42. Poll: Re: Similar to BtB - TF Tobacco Vanille or SL Chergui?

    TV and Chergui aren't very similar to BtB in my opinion. TV is too spicy and Chergui is too dry. I agree that Perfume de Marly Herod or Ineke Field Notes from Paris have a more similar vibe to BtB...
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    Re: Tzora by Anat Fritz Initial Impressions

    I have both TdH and a decant of Tzora and i too find them to cast a similar vibe, but they both achieve it in VERY different ways. I find TdH to be derivative and synthetic (but not in a negative...
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    Re: Your favourite "gaiac wood" fragrances?

    Tokyo Milk Dark - Bulletproof.
  45. Thread: Best Sandalwood

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    Re: Best Sandalwood

    Laboratorio Olfattivo Cozumel.a smooth, warm, rich samdalwood that is everything I've wanted from that note. Like the Oud Wood of santal.
  46. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/10/14): Versace Pour Homme vs AHS Extreme

    I think the order goes something like this:

    Chanel AHS>>Versace PH>> Chanel AHS Extreme

    AHS is a recognizably better overall composition than VPH even though i own VPH. VPH does beat it in...
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    Re: Less expensive or better alternatives to...

    Marc Jacobs for Men is a decent, lesser expensive substitute for Diptyque Philosykos. L'artisan premier figuer is also, but its not really much cheaper although it can be found at online discounters.
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    Re: cheaper alternatives to Jub XXV

    Close substitute? not sure about that.

    For something with a *similar* vibe, namely that dichotomy of sweet fruit note and contrasting earthy note, i have found these to have that combination of...
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    Re: Pure Malt for $63 on Amazon - Grabbed 2

    I dont know if the policy is new, but they definitely stuck it to me for that policy before. I've only used they 3 times, first they paid, second the refused and the most recent is still pending....
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    Re: Your favourite Serge Luten...

    Gris Clair
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    Re: Pure Malt for $63 on Amazon - Grabbed 2

    Be warned though, eBates policy is that they will ONLY give you the cash back if you use a discount code explicitly listed on thier site for that retailer. Currently, eBates does not list any coupon...
  52. Re: Acqua di parma mandorlo di Sicilia and Yves Saint Laurent Cinema

    Mandorlo was way too "cake icing" in my opinion. My girlfriend is an almond fragrance nut (haha) and has several fragrances with almonds from light to heavy. Keiko Mecheri Ilses Lointainges is my...
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    Re: CÚdrat Enivrant by Atelier Cologne

    Its understandable since the citrus notes are more hesperidic and common to grapefruit rather than sweet citrus... plus people tend to just regurgitate what they read anyways. but there is no...
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    Re: Celery note in Fusion Sacree Lui?

    Its there for sure. Not super prominent amongst the boozy, sweet caramel, but its there. It actually adds more to the "Feel" for me in that it adds a certain "crispness" contrast to the smooth, gooey...
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    Re: CÚdrat Enivrant by Atelier Cologne

    I have this and orange sanguine and in my opinion, these two are close siblings. Orange sanguine is obviously orange-centric, but its spin is a very authentic Orange Juice smell akin to fresh...
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    Re: yout top 5 most overrated fragrances.

    Pure Malt
    Tobacco Vanille
    L'air du desert Marocain
    Plat Egoiste
    New Haarlem
  57. Re: Is there any fragrance that smells like reese's peanut butter cups?

    Praline de Santal by Parfumerie Generale has an intensely nutty Hazelnut aroma coupled with a slightly coconutty sandalwood base that makes for an intensely warm and rich fragrance, but its not...
  58. Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    I have a couple suggestions outside of the usual trite VIW/St Barts/Fig nonsense.

    Laboratorio Olfattivo Cozumel - a warm, rich, coconut scented sandalwood fragrance. While coconut isn't officially...
  59. Thread: Creed Windsor

    by JonF
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    Re: Creed Windsor

    With the pine/citrus/eucalyptus combo, does Windsor bear any resemblance to Histoires de Perfums 1828? That one is a bracing combo of those notes, but there is no rose or other floral notes in it.
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    Re: Today I bought: D E C E M B E R 2013

    Not for myself, however, over the course of the month i've bought a bunch bottles as christmas gifts for my lady and other female family members.

    Serge Lutens Datura Noir
    Keiko Mecheri Isles...
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    Re: Anything close to a forest?

    If your idea of a forest is the rich aroma of pine coupled with an earthy vetiver and a bit of smokey incense finished with assorted forest smells of nutty spices, sweet resins and aromatic citrus...
  62. Re: Im loving Rive Gauche and Azzaro PH... What next for me?

    Carven Homme
    Jaipur Homme

    Both of these have a similar old school, soft spicy, gentlemanly vibe.
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    Re: Am after a Tobacco fragrance with Zero Sweetness

    Another vote for Herrera for Men. I have this and it combines that classic Herrera green grass/green pepper note with a fresh leafy tobacco and no sweetness whatsoever. Total opposite of things like...
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    Re: Sandalwood and Oud?

    On the slightly cheaper side is 10 Corso Como by 10 Corso Como. This thing is HUGE on Sandalwood and Oud.
  65. Re: COCONUT - what are your favorite coconut scents for men

    Yosh ginger ciao
  66. Re: COCONUT - what are your favorite coconut scents for men

    Laboratorio Olfattivo Cozumel
  67. Re: What is the most "chemical" fresh scent you've ever tried ?

    Imaginary Authors Soft Lawn. The Tennis ball accord plus the florals come off as a nice bright citrus.
  68. Re: Tom Ford Oud Wood, Tobacco Oud, Oud Fleur, Plum Japonais, Creed AVENTUS and 1849

    Email sent for some spots on the TF decants.
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    Re: Saffron Based Frag's

    Safran Troublant is excellent.
    Diptyque L'eau Tarocco is another fantastic one.
    Amouage Lyric man has saffron but its not the most prominent note.
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