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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 18th October, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/IoUKvOh.jpg

    Soivohle - Green Oakmoss

    Perfumed by Liz Zorn
    https://i.imgur.com/Ad7vD22.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 17th October, 2019

    I'm in a Creed mood I guess. Another amazing selection.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 17th October, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/y2357Wc.jpg

    Creed - https://i.imgur.com/7mNuCL6.jpg

    Perfumed by:
    Olivier Creed
    https://i.imgur.com/ncPI8sV.jpg

    It's time to wear this one.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 17th October, 2019

    I like this pick.
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    I don't mind at all the resurrection of this great thread. This thread by Mythrol was responsible for me finding and buying Tam Dao EDP and I'm kicking myself for not buying Sacred Wood now that...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Frederic Malle - Bois d'Orage. Because it's Fall season. This is my favorite Fall scent. I don't think anything will unseat it. It is....perfection.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 16th October, 2019

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    Frederic Malle - Bois d'Orage

    Perfumed by:
    Pierre Bourdon
    https://i.imgur.com/kugZbdr.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 15th October, 2019

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    Vintage Ralph Lauren - Safari EDT

    Perfumed by:
    Annie Buzantian
    https://i.imgur.com/KLgZOmI.jpg
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    Re: Are Barney’s still open?

    Vegas one is down. A real tragedy for fragrance enthusiasts here.
  10. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Dior Fahrenheit Absolute or perhaps Bvlgari Black
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    Re: Has anyone tried Stirling Soap Co EDTs?

    This looks very interesting. I will be looking into this one.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th October, 2019

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    Catie's Bubbles - Confiant Parfum

    Perfumed by:
    Chris Cullen
    https://i.imgur.com/8Xqv5pJ.jpg

    Top Notes - Rectified French Verbena, Florida White Grapefruit...
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    Re: Le Labo Baie 19

    I created a separate thread on it giving my opinion Friday night. Didn't see this thread at the time.
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    Royal Water is some good stuff. Wait until it's aged over 2 years and then the Juniper Berry note gets better.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 13th October, 2019

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    Creed - Original Vetiver

    Perfumed by:
    Olivier Creed & Erwin Creed (Father & Son)
    https://i.imgur.com/wHTy52i.jpg

    Will be at a park for Ren Fair tomorrow and...
  16. Re: Is there a high quality expensive ingredient version of Old Spice someone else makes?

    I've heard some good things about Barrister's Reserve Spice. I never tried it though. Another option is Soap Commander's "Endurance", which also has a few fans.
  17. Re: Is there a high quality expensive ingredient version of Old Spice someone else makes?

    The samples come from the aftershave/cologne line (which, for me, last many hours, just saying). The sample vials are 'barely' enough to splash on, so I think that's where you ran into a longevity...
  18. Re: Is there a high quality expensive ingredient version of Old Spice someone else makes?

    I adore Early American Old Spice. My bottle still smells good despite being decades older than me.
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    Re: Creed Layering Thread

    Did you ever try Viking and Sublime Vanille? I just wore this duo yesterday. 3-sprays Viking to 1-spray Sublime Vanille. I love it.
  20. Re: Is there a high quality expensive ingredient version of Old Spice someone else makes?

    I have tried Cavendish and it's possible for someone to like it. To me, it seems like it has any abrasive aspects of tobacco removed though and leans to a pleasing smooth/sweet vibe. So, for me, it...
  21. Re: In Your Opinion What Qualifies as a Fragrance?

    I stand with Zealot Crusader. Aftershaves for millions of men across the world serve as their grooming fragrance. It's this tradition of aftershaves, IMO, which makes it possible to get men...
  22. Re: Is there a high quality expensive ingredient version of Old Spice someone else makes?

    Hmm,

    I sometimes bring up a company called Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements, who I respect and own some of their scents. The owner created an homage to Old Spice called "Cold Spices". Erik Hodges,...
  23. In Your Opinion What Qualifies as a Fragrance?

    Hi,

    In another thread, it was asked, "How many Fragrances Do You Own"? For me, that kind of opens up a strange box. I frankly don't know how to accurately answer that question. I've been...
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    Re: How Many Fragrances is "Too Many"?!

    I just did a count and I'm at *90 different bottles of fragrance (if counting only bottles, not decants, and including aftershaves of unique scents, not knockoff/copycats and not counting backup...
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    Re: Le Labo BAIE 19

    Because they weren't selling the fragrance yet and they weren't giving out any samples, only offering to spray on people, I will have to wait to get a sample, unfortunately. And then I will be able...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th October, 2019

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    Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements - Atomic Age Bay Rum Aftershave/Cologne

    I'm craving Bay Rum due to the weather cooling a bit more than expected. Ok, it's not the...
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    My First Impressions of Le Labo BAIE 19

    Hey all,

    Tonight at Nordstroms I attended a little class by Le Labo (which I was invited to by Le Labo Associates Angie and Silver) and they unveiled the new scent Baie 19.

    Here is my review....
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    Re: There's a fire, you can take only one.

    It doesn't have to be versatile. It will simply overpower the non-believers. :laugh:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 11th October, 2019

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    Creed - Viking + Sublime Vanille (6-sprays Viking, 2-sprays SV)

    Perfumed by:
    Olivier Creed
    https://i.imgur.com/ncPI8sV.jpg
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    Re: There's a fire, you can take only one.

    Old Spice Endurance? Nah. You can make it out without that one. Easily replaceable. :P
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    Re: What Creed to buy next- serious topic

    My next Creed likely will be Cedre Blanc, which translates to "White Cedar". And I have to say that it smells like they named it. It's very nice stuff. I think most Creed scents are fantastic...
  32. Re: Your favorite gentleman’s (smells like a gentleman should) fragrances?

    I only saw it mentioned a few times in this thread but Pinaud Clubman is probably one of the best and also most affordable classic gentleman's scents. I combine it with Chanel Pour Monsieur EDP and...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Plans?

    I think I might get a bottle of Creed Cedre Blanc. Will sample more niche scents in 2020 I hope.
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    Re: There's a fire, you can take only one.

    Guerlain Héritage ?

    Do you have a rare vintage or just the standard fare bottle available at retail?
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    Update:

    Full Bottle: *(in alphabetical order, not in order of preference)
    Acier Aluminium
    Aventus
    Bois du Portugal
    Green Irish Tweed
    Original Vetiver
    Pure White Cologne
    Royal Mayfair
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 10th October, 2019

    I really enjoy it. It really focuses on the lavender and adds a crispness to it. And it's really great to pair lavender-centered products all around it from bath soap to shaving soap to deodorant,...
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    Re: There's a fire, you can take only one.

    But Trauerkraut, this thread includes fire and panic and instinct. Deep down, you know which bottle you would grab. Don't lie. :D
  38. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Reserve Collection - 8 re-released Private Blends

    Man. I need Shanghai Lilly to come back. I want to buy a bottle.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 10th October, 2019

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    Art of Shaving - Green Lavender
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    Re: There's a fire, you can take only one.

    Without needing to think,

    Of course I'm grabbing my preciously rare spray-flacon of Creed Spice & Wood.

    My runner up would be the even more rare 1980's Shulton Old Spice Long Lasting Cologne...
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    Poll: Re: Choose a 'budget' Fall fragrance

    I actually think Maison Margiela's line is trying to do something that other designers aren't with fragrance. And I like it. But it's cool too if you don't like them. We all have opinions. I...
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    Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

    Thanks! :) :thumbup:
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    Re: Best leather fragrance?

    Memo Paris fragrances
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather

    Everything else so far seems just 'ok'.
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    Poll: Re: Choose a 'budget' Fall fragrance

    Your in-depth opinion and mature perspective are on full display. Bravo.
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    Poll: Re: Choose a 'budget' Fall fragrance

    I want to say that plastic doesn't equal leather. It smells like vinyl. It smells artificial. I'm not calling it horrible, and it has pleasing elements, but come on man, you can't seriously...
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    Poll: Re: Choose a 'budget' Fall fragrance

    Just yesterday I pulled my Bentley Intense off the shelf and sprayed a tester strip and set it down to dry and then casually smelled it through the day. I get pretty much the same opinion that I did...
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    Re: Calvin Klein Escape for Men

    I own it. I love it.
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    Re: Light Blue clone?

    Or get the original only more intense? There is a Light Blue Eau Intense version. More puckery-tart than the original. I also think the "Sun" flanker is really good. I'm on the fence about buying...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th October, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/kInGFxO.jpg

    CLIVE CHRISTIAN 1872 for Men

    Perfumed by:
    Geza Schön
    https://i.imgur.com/eQKtYI4.jpg
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    Poll: Re: Choose a 'budget' Fall fragrance

    Ditto x2.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 8th October, 2019

    I would like your thoughts on this one in a follow up post, or just edit this post.
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    Poll: Re: Choose a 'budget' Fall fragrance

    hmm,

    Of that list. Costume National Homme would be my pick. IMO, Bentley Intense is overrated. If you want a rum note-centered fragrance that smells better, then Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements...
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    Re: The hype is real!!!

    Aventus never got me one compliment in the more than dozen times I've worn it. I wore a sample of YSL La Nuit de L'Homme that lasted only 3 wearings. Random women stopped me as I passed them and...
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    Re: Masculine Hazelnut fragrance?

    The Hermes one?
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 8th October, 2019

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    Creed - Vetiver Geranium

    Perfumed by:
    Olivier Creed
    https://i.imgur.com/ncPI8sV.jpg

    I'm starting the Fall off light & crisp. For Tuesday it will lean...
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    Re: Tom Ford lavender extreme

    I was only able to smell a sprayed card. It seemed nice enough for me to want a sample for further trial. I kind of remember some of what you're talking about with the playdoey effect, but I didn't...
  57. Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    I smelled this last night. Not sure what others are smelling when I read this thread because it smelled like a dull pimento red pepper. That's it. Maybe some kind of floral note in the backround....
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    Re: Tom Ford lavender extreme

    I smelled this finally last night. Tried and failed to secure a sample. Will try again.
  59. Re: What else does Parfums de Marly's Layton remind you of? A cheaper designer alternative - but whi

    Smelled it earlier tonight. Not a fan. It's not good IMO. But someone might like to smell like a red pimento pepper. Just add onion and you'll smell like salsa.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    The woods are blended, so if you know what sandalwood smells like you might be able to eek out a possible idea of driftwood. I honestly don't have any familiarity with driftwood myself, but can say...
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    Re: A question about Brut

    Just saying, I get 90%-95% of Brut's scent with a more 'real' effect from Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements "Et Tu". I almost didn't even bother with Brut cologne at all because it's more than good...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 7th October, 2019

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    Taylor of Old Bond Street - Sandalwood Cologne
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/zcLpvta.jpg

    Maison Margiela's Music Festival + two handfuls of samples and a small travel decant of Tea Escape.

    I shouldn't go to the mall. I just can't help myself. :)
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    Re: A question about Brut

    The body soap and shaving cream can be ordered through Amazon. If you take a bath instead of a shower with the soap I think it gets into the skin and gives the scent more longevity and projection. ...
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    Re: A question about Brut

    I edited my previous post to show more detail what I was talking about with a new picture showing the different bottles. Trying to source and buy the EDT is risky and you could end up with a...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    It's pretty much 'all' driftwood and sandalwood on the dry down. Impossible not to notice. Those woods carry on for 12 hours. A good long time after all the other notes have left the building. ...
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    Re: A question about Brut

    There is an international "Parfums Prestige" version that has the classic bottle look (not the new bottle), which has a much richer/deeper scent than the aftershave. The Special Reserve Cologne...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Give it some hours to develop and tell me what you think. Virtually everyone notices transitions over many hours as pieces of the composition fade away and it ends up mostly woods. I, personally,...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    The thread about Frederic Malle's Rose & Cuir drove me to pull my bottle of Royal Mayfair, the best and only rose-centered scent I own. I don't care for rose as a note in general, but Royal Mayfair...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    All fragrances I have encountered act something like this where you get a symphony of notes and then slowly, over many hours, you get down to just the base, which stays until it's undetectable. I...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 6th October, 2019

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    Shulton - Old Spice Burley

    My Old Spice for the Fall has emerged from the shelf.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th October, 2019

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    Creed - Royal Mayfair

    Perfumed by:
    Olivier Creed
    https://i.imgur.com/ncPI8sV.jpg

    I know I said I was going to wear the green/earthy scents this month but I...
  73. Re: Does anyone else favor dank-vegetal scents for Fall like I do? ie, Fougeres and Lavenders

    When I'm in the mall sometime this weekend I'll try to come across it. Terre d'Hermes EDT has a kind of vegetal-green note hanging in there with the orange, but it's light. I felt like TdH today. ...
  74. Re: Does anyone else favor dank-vegetal scents for Fall like I do? ie, Fougeres and Lavenders

    Thanks for dropping in SixCats. I will check those threads out.
  75. Re: Does anyone else favor dank-vegetal scents for Fall like I do? ie, Fougeres and Lavenders

    Yeah. Ebay is the only way to go. Hopefully you score one that was stored well. Buying these vintage bottles can be hit and miss. You might have to buy more than one bottle off ebay before you...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th October, 2019

    I approve of this wearing. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th October, 2019

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    Hermès - Terre d’Hermès EDT

    Perfumed by:
    Jean-Claude Ellena
    https://i.imgur.com/hUQv736.jpg
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I think I will be going to the mall in the next 3 days to go on a smelling tour of fragrances. I hope to check out Frederic Malle - Rose & Cuir as well as as Parfums de Marly - Kalan. I hope to be...
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    Re: Latest Frederic Malle - Rose & Cuir!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSk9UCuCYsA

    If I only had 15 notes to put in a fragrance to try and make it great, I would likely pick up the phone and call Jean Claude Ellena.

    I think the...
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    Re: Most complex/deep designer frags?

    Anything from the 1970's and 1980's should have a huge number of notes in it. The 1990's ushered in an era of more simple, less complicated and "mass pleasing" scents. I think perfumers who worked...
  81. Re: Does anyone else favor dank-vegetal scents for Fall like I do? ie, Fougeres and Lavenders

    I like the suggestions so far. What gets me thinking of wet earthy green is because of the morning dew on the grass in Fall that forms overnight and the wet autumn leaves on the ground and the...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 3rd October, 2019

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    Fabergé - Brut
  83. Re: Does anyone else favor dank-vegetal scents for Fall like I do? ie, Fougeres and Lavenders

    I think I'm going to throw Creed Acier Aluminium into the list too. If I had a bottle of Fougere Royale I it would be pretty awesome this time of year too.
  84. Re: Does anyone else favor dank-vegetal scents for Fall like I do? ie, Fougeres and Lavenders

    I bought a vintage bottle. It's Old Spice-meets-fougere with a smokey note in it. It's not for everyone though. It is a bit like time-traveling. I was a very small child in the 1970's and I can...
  85. Re: Does anyone else favor dank-vegetal scents for Fall like I do? ie, Fougeres and Lavenders

    Eucris is the quintessential target type I'm talking about. That stuff has this depressing, but beautiful, almost vegatal green elements thing going on. And a kind of moist dew on the grass in the...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Me too. The scent transitions and it smells mostly woody after 6 hours but that woody scent lasts all the rest of the day and I even smelled it the next morning up close.
  87. Re: Does anyone else favor dank-vegetal scents for Fall like I do? ie, Fougeres and Lavenders

    When it gets a bit colder I'm going to grab Jazz Club multiple times this winter too.
  88. Does anyone else favor dank-vegetal scents for Fall like I do? ie, Fougeres and Lavenders

    Hey all,

    I tend to favor the green, earthy type scents and lavenders and some light oriental spicy scents in the Fall. After getting into a few Halloween-themed scented shaving scents I've found...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019

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    Dolce & Gabbana - The One EDT

    Perfumed by:
    Olivier Polge
    https://i.imgur.com/sexlfdY.jpg
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    Re: What is your TOP 3 DESIGNER of all-time??

    My "personal" ranking (I did a ranking earlier in the thread on what I think the actual 'public' at large would rank)

    Ralph Lauren - Safari (That tangy sandalwood, leather and eucalytus. I don't...
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    Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

    I agree that I can learn from them, but it would be super cool if more people explained 'why' they have come to love the fragrances they favor. I like those the best.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 1st October, 2019

    Me too. If you run across a good deal PM me. I have a tiny sample of Fougere Royale and I want to buy a bottle.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 1st October, 2019

    I wore this recently. It's quite nice.
  94. Re: Costume National Homme, Reformulated when re-issued again???

    I only have a bottle of recent vintage and never experienced it from any previous time. I can say that my modern vintage is pretty strong stuff. I don't apply anymore than 3....maaaybe 4 sprays...
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    Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

    No, I don't need new stimulation. I just have moods where different scents accentuate certain days/moments best. A Top-5, IMO, seems to apply for those who want a limited collection and limit...
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    Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

    I'm so sick of "Top-5"'s and "Top"-anything. Yeah, I have some that I favor, but there are moments where I want a scent "this day" where it's the best fragrance for "that day" "that moment" and...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 1st October, 2019

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    Creed - Spice & Wood

    Perfumed by:
    Olivier Creed
    https://i.imgur.com/ncPI8sV.jpg
  98. Re: so-called colognes that are EDT or better: the list

    Hmm,

    Tommy Hilfiger Cologne typically lasts a lot longer than real colognes do. My tester bottle of vintage Shulton Old Spice "long lasting cologne" (extremely rare) only needs a single spray...
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    Tom Ford - Shanghai Lily

    Hi Everyone,

    I would like maybe the 50ml size or 100ml size. I have been fence-sitting on what Lily scent I should buy and today's comparison of samples settled it for me.
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    Re: Your Most Worn September 2019

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    Atomic Age Bay Rum by Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements
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