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    Re: Matching Outfits & Fragrances

    1st picture is cheesy so Axe

    2nd I like the suggestions, looks like he has only one fragrance in his wardrobe, Bleu de Chanel? Something blue ;)
    Half of my friends have only blue garments in...
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    Re: MDCI Invasion Barbare Thoughts?

    Some days I love it and after just a few wears I can't stand it.
    When I start to hate it I tend to feel that the scent is inadequate to my situation and personality. I still consider it a good...
  3. Re: IYO Strongest Longest Lasting Best Smelling Men’s Fragrances?

    I don't understand the question.
    Do you want the strongest among the scents that to me smell best? Or do you want us to pick the best smelling scent from those that are particularly powerful?

    Or...
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    Re: Dress Sneakers

    :rolleyesold: please don't
  5. Re: Your favorite high quality Abstracts: scents about nothing real

    Yes and at the same time the idealized abstract is a monolith.
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    Re: what's your most polarizing scent?

    Bois du Portugal sadly. I'd love to wear it more often but people react to it badly sometimes.
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    Re: Please recommend me some spicy frags

    Spanish Cedar and Spezie for me in December.
  8. Re: Better wood scent: Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee or Terre D'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche?

    Neither even scratches the wood category really. Do you want a woody scent or to know which of the two do we like better? Guerlain for me but I'm not the greatest fan. It's ok.
  9. Re: Is Creeds Original Vetiver Slightly Under Appreciated??

    I think it would make a perfect scent for a person who's not into fragrances. It's the best scent I can think of a person like my dad could be gifted for birthday or Xmas. Perhaps a bit too pricey...
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    Re: Your best consistent fragrance house

    Nicolai
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    Re: New fall favorites

    Amber Oud by Nicolai is my darling right now.
  12. Re: If I love CdG Avignon very much, then which one should I try next?

    I loved Avignon but then I got myself LAVS and like it much better. I also love my sample of Incense Oud. I don't think I will buy a full bottle though, perhaps a 30ml one day.
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    Re: How is Royal Oud?

    One of my absolute favourites! I'm actually happy that there is no oud in it. Too much oud in perfumes nowadays. Royal Oud is a lovely woody scent.
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    Re: best brand to make polo shirts for men?

    I got two polo shirts from Luca Avitabile and can't wait for summer to wear them!
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    Re: 3 Essentials That Represent Your Style?

    That's very interesting. I find it impossible to create a coherent outfit with navy trousers. Unless you mean jeans, I can't imagine what colour and material the jacket would have to be not to...
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    Re: Dress/Work Shirt Brands You Recommend?

    Turnbull & Asser surely!
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    Re: New: Czech and Speake - Villa Ausonia

    I'm slightly afraid of the ozonic, calone, marine, camphoric and "androgynous" synthetics. I don't keep my hopes high.
  18. Poll: Re: I want a sexy versatile fragrance , Help me decside

    When you've heard very polarizing opinions clearly not everyone agrees on that.
    Sauvage has 41 positive and 42 negative reviews.

    Unless you are a mathematician and think almost all = "all but a...
  19. Re: Parfums De Marly - I've Done A Complete U-Turn On This House

    I also perceive them as expensive, overly synthetic 'clone' house. They don't really copy scents but I always get "I smelled this before" feeling.
    Most of their stuff I tried was Herod's...
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    Re: what are some best jeans?

    My newest pair :smiley:

    https://zarembabespoke.com/pl/product/zaremba-magnum-jeans-ocean-blue/
  21. Re: If you could remix any scent what would it be and how?

    I want Villoresi to make Uomo Floreale.
    Or his take on Mefisto. I want it herbal and bitter green.
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    Poll: Re: Which is your favourite?

    Eau des Baux by far.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Edit: I hope you do know you accuse stuigi of lying, just pointing out the implications.

    I'm guessing you just can't read.
    "The Patek and Rolex pocket watches are all original parts. The only...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    If you really did understand you wouldn't have made that Ferrari comparison. Do you really think changing a chain to a wristband renders the watch abominable and 'not the real deal'?

    The only...
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    Re: My not-too-expensive wish list.

    The Armaf is an Aventus clone, isn't it. Do you even care for the original? If no why bother with a clone. If yes decant the original.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    I think you haven't read his post carefully enough.
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    Re: My not-too-expensive wish list.

    Exactly what I had in mind :beer:
    I also like Cap Neroli a great deal. Cheers!
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    Re: My not-too-expensive wish list.

    There's no way you won't like Patrick. Patrick's great!

    I don't like Mont Blanc nor Bentley. These two seem somewhat too modern when compared with your wardrobe. MB I can't stand. The Bentley is...
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    Re: Czech & Speake 88 - Advice Needed !

    The old formula is in a cylindrical box. I have the new one and find it very nice.

    I've read many comments stating that the new one being a more than satisfactory version. Personally I can't tell...
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    Re: NEW: Parfums De Nicolai - Cap Neroli !

    I love Patricia Nicolai. I think I love neroli.
    I'm gonna blind buy Neroli Intense!
    I hope the bottle arrives before the last warm day. :smiley:
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    Re: NEW: Parfums De Nicolai - Cap Neroli !

    How does it compare to Cap Neroli? I actually adore it's green biterness.

    How prominent are the ingredients in Neroli Intense? Is there anything apart from the eponymous oil?
  32. Re: "Masculine" rose+oud combo in the style of Armani Royal Oud? h

    Rose Oud by Nicolai is lovely. I can't tell if it's masculine or not but I like it and wear it.
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    Re: NEW: Parfums De Nicolai - Cap Neroli !

    Hednic have you, or anyone else, tried Neroli Intense?
    I found it while browsing fragrantica. It's available on the website but I couldn't find it in a boutique.
    ...
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    Re: NEW: Parfums De Nicolai - Cap Neroli !

    For me this was love at first sniff. My favourite summer scent, I love how it's mostly floral-green, and not citrus heavy. It's so smooth. It's so pleasant. It's perfect for me.
    It is exactly what...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    No. That's something completely different.
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    Re: Fountain pen help?

    I think Lamy is the perfect first fountain pen.
    I gifted it to multiple people. Great way to start.
    My first pen was some Pelican I got in primary school years ago (decades now actually :grin:). ...
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    Re: Light woody autumn scent?

    I find Royal Oud by Creed to be woody and natural.
    Don't know about the small city part though.

    We had few colder days already and I was very excited to wear Amber Oud by Patricia Nicolai....
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    Re: best brand to make polo shirts for men?

    Don't they have pretty much the same prices?
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Great watches! I like the Omega best. I'm sure they all suit you well.
    They are a little too modern for myself and somewhat monochromatic.
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    Rubinacci

    It seems my favourite Italian tailor released fragrance line.

    88097

    I can't find anything on the website but if I do I will keep you updated.
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    Re: Your Turn-Offs In A Fragrance?

    Sport in the name.
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    Re: how many shoes should a man have?

    If we include all sorts of slipper and shoes for different sports I'm probably around 60 pairs.
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    Re: what are some best jeans?

    I also felt like this but I attributed it to other brands just getting better than Levis.
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    Re: To buy or not buy?

    I like them. :)
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    Re: Project Help

    Looks like it's directed towards Gulf residents only.
  46. Re: Oi Oi! What are UK basenoters wearing in the heatwave!

    I returned from London only today. I was preparing for the "Furnace Friday" but it cooled down a bit. When I was packing to London I took a sample of Nicolai's Amber Oud. I thought it would be...
  47. Re: Your Top Fresh Versatile Fragrances In Rotation?

    Mefisto and Renaissance
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    Re: Realistic marine or rain scents for men?

    Garrigue by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier is great.

    I don't know if you will like it though. It's worlds apart from the stuff you mentioned.
  49. Re: Burberry destroys £10m of mainly perfume a year to protect image

    If what I wrote wasn't clear to you for some reason don't hesitate to ask me anything and I'll try to explain it in more comprehensive manner.


    - this is false.
  50. Re: Burberry destroys £10m of mainly perfume a year to protect image

    "They receive their news officially" What does that even mean?

    It wasn't reported only in the BBC. BBC wasn't even the first to report it. Your argument is just invalid.
  51. Re: Burberry destroys £10m of mainly perfume a year to protect image

    I can really see it being so but I come back to my original question and ask again: how do YOU know that?
  52. Re: Burberry destroys £10m of mainly perfume a year to protect image

    I can only see the link to an article on the BBC website. I can see them (Burberry people) deliberately feeding this information to the journalists but can't really consider it an "announcement".
  53. Re: Burberry destroys £10m of mainly perfume a year to protect image

    @oudaddict have you read the article? They destroyed £10m worth of perfume once after new deal with Coty.




    Also @hedonist222 how do you know THEY (Burberry) announced it? I must have missed...
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    Re: Most dynamic men's fragrance

    Definitely something French
    Most definitely Guerlain's
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    Re: Looking for an Oud (non rose)

    Amber Oud by Nicolai is divine! Not heavy on the oud but lovely scent!
    From the same house Incense Oud is worth trying.
  56. Re: The one note that immediately gets your interest?

    Black currant and rhubarb!
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    Re: Most worn - June 2018

    Patchouli Intense by Nicolai
  58. Re: Best summer date night fragrance for a 45 year old man?

    Is Aventus really this popular? I think the chances of her previous dates and or relations wearing it are very slim.
    From your selection I'd opt for Aventus.
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    Poll: Re: Calling all fashion experts

    None. I'd rather push a trolley wherever I go.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    What do you think about this one:
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    I love it and dislike it the same time. The buyers remorse is dangerous with such expensive items.
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    Re: How do you define a masculin fragrance

    Believe it or not fragrances existed before the days of barber shops and cigarettes. Anyway following that logic where did the manufacturers of shaving products got their idea of what essential oils...
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    Re: How do you pick your SOTD

    When I'm fully dressed I look in the mirror and through the window. Depending on what I'm wearing and how's the weather I already have 1-2 scents in my mind. Then I spray one that better suits my...
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    Re: How do you define a masculin fragrance

    It can't be defined. There aren't any inherent qualities in fragrances that would make one masculine or feminine. This division was superimposed on scents to sell more bottles. Your idea of a...
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    Re: Summer night romantic

    LIDGE and Renaissance are my picks.
  65. Re: Is Parfums De Marly Carlisle the next hype train?

    Inspired by how well certain aromachemicals sell.
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    Re: Scarosso Shoes ....

    The sales are slowly starting. I bought a pair
    84110
    I paid exactly 100€!
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    Re: Seeking a summer scent with longevity

    I like the Renaissance suggestion. The longevity is truly amazing.
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    Re: anyone here wear madras shirts?

    They are very nice and 'preppy' but I couldn't find one with long sleeves to suit my style. I don't wear short sleeved shirts out of principle.

    I envy those who can pull them off though.
  69. Re: Looking for a aquatic niche scent... suggestions?

    Sel Marin although I haven't tried Pacific Rock Moss. I love the name.
  70. Re: Cheaper alternatives to Portrait of a Lady

    Fille de Berlin is nice but not quite like POaL. Luten's is pretty much a rose soliflore. Very good in it's own right and significantly cheaper.
  71. Re: What fragrances have made you feel you reached what you were searching for on your journey?

    Sounds like you're nowhere near your endgame.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: Fashion Edition

    New & Lingwood
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    83805

    Just treated myself with these two as a reward for completing another year at the Uni. I'll upload some actual pictures in them to the post your pic thread when I get...
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    Re: Bergamot based Fragrance

    These are mine favourite scents as well.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Great acquisition. Do you mind telling if that's brand new?
  75. Re: What's a Good Blind Buy You've Made Recently?

    Patrick and Eton College
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    Re: What would tekashi 6ix9ine wear?

    I had no idea. I don't think the public lynching will do any good though.
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    Re: What would tekashi 6ix9ine wear?

    What if he is a member here? That's just vile.

    There was a thread with some discussion about words "class" and "classy". To me this whole class shaming is abominable.
  78. Re: Dua Fragrances - Poseidon’s Elixir 13ZZ

    Don't find the composition to be anything special yet still go for the clone which is presumably even less special. I guess I just love myself too much to torture myself like that.
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    Re: Best fresh, inoffensive 'blue' scent?

    To me acquatics don't smell blue at all. They are always a kind of hyperchromatic pink or teal.
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    Re: Heeley - Sel Marin (worth the money?)

    Even if it is the best in a genre I don't feel the need to have it.
    Even if my review of this scent was positive I wouldn't buy it.
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    Re: Narrow shoes

    Not true. The argument makes no sense anyway. It sounds almost like hunters and gatherers were different species. It would be ridiculous to become or be selected a hunter on basis of feet width for...
  82. Re: Some of your GEM fragrance purchases in the last 6 months!?!

    Patrick and Eton College
  83. Re: I Want to Find the best Masculine Geranium-centered Fragrance.

    I'd love a scent where geranium's leaves dominate.
    I have geranium growing in a pot in my room as it is supposed to discourage mosquitos. Not 100% effective but smells lovely.
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    Re: Creed Cedre Blanc (what the what!)

    Cedre Blanc is nice but not enough for me to buy it.

    I'll probably buy Asian Green Tea eventually, I like it best from the line. I love the genre - not that sweet, unisex take on fruity-floral...
  85. Re: Scents you tried recently and instantly loved

    Patrick - just great
    Eton college - lovely stuff for the summer
  86. L'Eau Mixte by Patricia de Nicolaï gift for my Mother

    Dear ladies,
    I'm looking for gift for my mother. :o I want to buy her a scent. My reconnaissance indicated L'Eau Mixte as a suitable candidate.

    Here is the question: is it feminine enough and...
  87. Re: Obligatory "I'm going on holiday, what scent shall i take" Thread

    What about Reflection Man? Or is that too heavy?

    I can see Renaissance being 'loud' enough for the setting and it has this alluring sweetness. Very summery so it won't be discordant with the...
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    Re: Most worn May '18

    Oxford & Cambridgeshire
    Renaissance
    Mefisto
  89. Re: Fragrances you couldn´t wait to smell, but ended up disappointing you

    Many years ago when I only started my hobby in perfumes I was quite excited to try Terre D'Hermes.
    Huge let down. It was the scent often overapplied by men I met in shopping centres and...
  90. Re: Hot weather citrus/floral with an alluring base (creamy sandalwood? Silky clean musk?) ...?

    I still stand by Mefisto. It has it all.
    Citrus - some of the very best
    Floral - iris and rose oh so smooth and some lavender
    Base - sandalwood, musk, cedar and amber as smooth as it gets. ...
  91. Re: Fragrances You Want To Be Known By, Impression You Want To Give Others?

    I feel the same. I thought the word was mostly stigmatized by the British. Do you feel the word is tied to the social strata? I like how we speak about it as it was a profanity.


    Class - from...
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    Re: best spicy mens fragrance?

    What does 'spicy' actually mean in English?
    There is no way all the suggestions have something in common.
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    Re: what are some best jeans?

    Ahlers Group is making jeans for Pierre Cardin.
    The line is called Les Bleu. The quality is top notch.
    I had 2 pairs made for me and they are no worse than Jacob Cohen's. I have no idea if they...
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    Re: Summer Heat! Today’s Fragrance Choice?

    We are in sync today!
    I'm wearing it from a sample. Lovely scent
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    Re: Summer Heat! Today’s Fragrance Choice?

    I layered Virgin island water with Aventus today. 28°C
  96. Re: Is there a "fresher" version of Tuscan Leather?

    Oud Saphir by Atelier Cologne? anyone?
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    Re: Similar to MPG Garrigue

    What's the lowest price I can hope to find? 99€ isn't too much for me but I'd always appreciate a discount. If available in Germany/Poland/Czech I could give it a sniff or even pick it up sooner or...
  98. Re: The most unusual and *wearable* fragrance you've ever encountered?

    I love this one!


    I know you love it but I couldn't wear it ever! :grin:
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    Re: Similar to MPG Garrigue

    I'm tempted to blind buy this. Was it drastically reformulated at some point?
    Does anyone want to encourage my reckless blind buy (99€)? Can anyone help me rethink it? I'll do as you suggest. :o
  100. Re: What are you wearing to the Royal Wedding?

    Oxford & Cambridge here!
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