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    Re: YSL L'homme collection

    I'm not a particular fan of the L'Homme series but I do think La Nuit is quite nice.
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    Re: Musc Ravageur: Safe drydown?

    I rock it often and I'm a 24 yr old straight cis-male. No old dude vibe at all. I love the dry down as it's semi gourmandy. A complete turn around from the top notes which was off putting when I...
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    Re: Current top 10 favorites

    In no particular order, my favorites as of right now:

    TdH
    DHI
    Osswald Aoud 1
    New Haarlem
    MFK Oud
    Armani Prive Rose d'Arabie
    Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    HdP 1899 Hemingway
  4. Re: Do you explain to people if you are wearing a "clone"?

    I've found that most people that ask me don't care for anything past the brand especially if they can recognize it. For example, when I responded, "De Bachmakov by The Different Company" they just...
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    Re: Burst my bubble...

    It's often a hit or miss with those ma and pa fragrance stores in terms of them knowing fragrance prices. The one near me has a few gems as well. I got a 1.7 bottle of Gucci PH I for about $60. He...
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    Re: Help my wardrobe with your favorites!

    Bruckner Aoud 1

    5 O'clock Gingembre by SL
  7. Re: F by Ferragamo Black (F Black by Salvatore Ferragamo)

    It's a great alternative to La Nuit (better for the wallet too). No similarities to TdH though.
  8. Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    Agreed. OP was just asking for people's personal association which varies from person to person. I didn't see people getting butthurt over the "Review a fragrance with a jpg/gif" thread where some...
  9. Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    White florals and aldehydes tend to remind me of grandmas.
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    Re: 2014 XMAS Day Scent

    Not sure yet. Probably an oriental of some sort.
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    Re: How much is your collection worth?

    Maybe $2500?
  12. Re: What was your First Fragrance that triggered collecting?

    I had owned Drakkar Noir and Preferred Stock prior to being a serious user, but when I lurked BN and found Burberry Brit, that was when I started testing and buying a new bottle every month it seemed...
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    Re: Effects of ingesting cologne/perfume?

    The first time I smelled New Haarlem, it was so edible I just had to try a bit of it. I sprayed a bit into my mouth and it did not taste like it smells. I don't recommend ingesting fragrances.
  14. Poll: Re: Interested in knowing everybodys AGE and SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    I love how the original post was just asking for age/orientation/and race if you were comfortable, and it somehow turned into me learning about people's political views as well as their pant size....
  15. Re: Amyris Homme...Don't judge this too quickly

    I sampled it earlier this year and didn't think much of it. Was a bit disappointed actually, but I think that was because I sniffed it alongside APLS, APOM, and Oud. I'll have to revisit this one.
  16. [CONUS] Re: Bond No 9, Lalique, Dior, Mancera, Pure Malt

    I can try my best to get it before then, but currently my work+school schedule overlaps with the post office hours except for Monday afternoons. Sorry!
  17. [CONUS] Bond No 9, Lalique, Dior, Mancera, Pure Malt

    Trying to clear a few bottles off my shelf. All prices include shipping. Pics available upon request. Fill levels are conservative estimates (so actual might be higher). I ship on Mondays (once...
  18. Poll: Re: Interested in knowing everybodys AGE and SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    24 hetero cis-male
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit knock-off

    Love the seller's description: I Do not Sell Imitations or Knockoff, I sell only 100% Authentic ,genuine brand name perfumes ,colognes and cosmetic.
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    Re: Sales Assistant Insanity!

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

    What goes on through my head when SA's are insistent on helping me.
  21. Re: the most creamy of the houses: amouage, creed, chanel and tom ford.

    Chanel Egoiste is very smooth and creamy to my nose.
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    Re: Should I wear Aventus for a job interview

    Nay if you want the yay.
  23. Thread: No!-vember

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    Re: No!-vember

    Congrats to those who made it through! I purchased only one bottle which was a birthday gift to myself so I'm not going to count that...

    How did everyone else do? Survive Black Friday deals?...
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    Re: Designer Sniffs: some thoughts

    It's always nice to smell some designers. There's always some hidden gems if you know where to sniff.
  25. Re: Your favorite Oud scents under $100? No oud-rose combos please!

    Cafe Aoud is a nice one that's not rose-oud.
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    Re: My review of Polo Red.

    I thought it smelled ok. Didn't expect anything else from the Polo line though.
  27. Re: How do you decide what to wear on Thanksgiving? (or any big meal oriented holiday)

    I don't wear anything. The food is the main event, and I don't want my nose to be distracted.
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    Re: New to florals need some advice

    If the price tag isn't too high for you, give Tom Ford's Noir de Noir a try. It's one of my favorite florals.
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    Re: Go to work fragrance?

    I wear pretty much anything in my wardrobe to school/lectures. However, I try not to wear anything while I'm in clinic because I work face to face with a lot of patients. I'd rather not have a...
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    Re: Maison Francis kurkdjian

    I enjoy a lot if not most of his offerings. My favorite would have to be Oud and Lumiere Noire.
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    Re: Are MFK ouds any good?

    Having tried all 4 but only owning Oud, I would say the original is the best. It's different take on other ouds that have been done to death. It's warmth and sweetness is lovely for colder weather. I...
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    Re: A city on fire "imaginary authors"

    Do you think this is what looters are wearing in Ferguson?
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    Re: My Jardin d'Amalfi is almost gone

    I think that's a sign you're a fraghead. I do the same but then I look at my budget and my other bottles then I'm briefly relieved. Until the next time I reach for that same bottle lol
  34. Re: The first Creed fragrance you smelled, and your reaction.

    MI was my first. But I must have gotten a salty batch because it stung my nostrils. Thankfully my decant is more fruit heavy.
  35. Thread: Marc

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    Re: Marc

    Back when I was just getting into fragrances, I watched mostly his and Kerosene's videos. I stopped watching marcs because honest they were getting too long and talking too much about the packaging...
  36. Re: Has anyone ever ruined a fragrance for you?

    I've had fragrances associated with bad breakups so I guess there's that. But after about a few years, I'll bring it back out (if I haven't already gotten rid of it) during lots of fun celebrations...
  37. Thread: No!-vember

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    Re: No!-vember

    Besides a bottle of GPH II for my birthday (which I think is a special occasion so it shouldn't count...) I've been good so far, halfway through No!vember.
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    Re: What are the best Mancera colognes?

    I like Aoud Cafe from this line. I don't think it's the greatest thing since sliced bread, but I quite like it a lot. That's the only one I've tried from Mancera though.
  39. Re: Do you have an uncommon signature fragrance?

    If you mean uncommon to the folks around me, then almost everything i wear is uncommon. However, if uncommon compared to basenoters, then most of what I have is pretty common.
  40. Re: From a small storage bin, to four dresser drawers and a cabinet. My fragrance capacity has been

    I have a 4 shelf storage thingy (words cant come to my mind right now). When it gets crowded, I know I have to sell or get rid of my neglected scents.
  41. Re: 98% bottle of Xerjoff Nio, looking to swap for a Creed Royale Exclusive...

    Wrong forum buddy.
  42. Re: Dior Privee Line pruchase - Oud Ispahan or Ambre Nuit?

    Ambre Nuit is a great one! Hard not to like it.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, November 13, 2014

    Hello all! Today is an Armani Prive Rose d'Arabie type of day.
  44. Re: I just started dating. Best "Panty Dropper" fragrances for men?

    Preferred Stock.
  45. Re: If you can buy one scent from the Royal Exclusives line, which and why?

    I would say Jardin d'Amalfi. Excellent.
  46. Re: Which scent would you wear to an event with a 3 piece suit tie and pocketsquare?

    Rive Gauche
    Noir de Noir
    TdH
    M7
    DHI

    for me.
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    Re: Was Pumpkin the panty dropper all along?

    Yes if what you want are basics...
  48. Re: Which one will be my next cheapie blind buy

    Midnight in Paris~!!!!
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    Re: Black friday deals?

    parfums1 had a 20% off sale last year. I snatched me a bottle of Hemingway during that sale.
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    Re: Encre noire weight

    I've also heard the bright light technique.
  51. Re: Tobacco Vanille vs Musc Ravageur vs New Haarlem

    I have owned decent amounts of all 3 and while I wish I could pick all 3, if I had to choose, I'd pick New Haarlem.
  52. Re: Fragrance for a 20 yo. guy, mainly going out

    La Nuit would suit your purposes well. Welcome!
  53. Re: Does anybody know any coupon codes for Parfum1

    If you sign up for their mailing list, they send you codes for 20% off periodically, usually during holidays or change of seasons. I bet you can probably find codes on those discount code websites as...
  54. Re: What fragrances make you happy just from smelling it?

    Probably Noir de Noir, Lumiere Noir, Midnight in Paris, and Egoiste.
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    Re: Olfactory terrorists brandish Aqua di Gio

    If oversprayed, it can be cloying but I don't mind smelling this on other people. It's a nice fragrance. Plus it makes whatever I'm wearing stand out even more. Like when I stand next to an uggo, I...
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    Re: Your opinion on car brand fragrances

    I guess I'm in this boat. But this is more due to the fact that I don't get to sample or sniff different scents all that often (budgetary and time constraints of a grad student). If I hear Dior is...
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    Re: What are your favourite ginger scents?

    Haven't come across many ginger scents but I do really like 5 O'Clock au Gingembre by Serge Lutens.
  58. Re: curious... how much did you spend last month on frags?

    Averages just a little over $100. But I often buy 2 or 3 bottles in a month, then go a few without buying anything. For October, I spent $0.
  59. Re: Never tried Axe before today! So, yes, I bought one.

    Haha! I showered myself in Phoenix back in the middle school lockers. I'm gagging just thinking about it.
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    No backups. I'll never finish any bottles the rate I'm going.
  61. Re: Did anyone collect fragrances before they even knew it was a thing?

    I had a bottle of Preferred Stock in high school (lol the memories it brings) and a 30ml bottle of Drakkar Noir in college. I came here because my bottle of Drakkar ran out and was looking for a...
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    Re: Pluriel - My new fave from MFK

    I just received my sample today and to be honest, I wasn't impressed. Granted I've only smelled it on paper. I hope to give it a proper test after I shower tonight but I was really hoping to be...
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    Re: Your Collection.

    I've got around 25 bottles and lots of samples over ~4 years now. If you have 40 already and have only been in it for a few months, my advice would be to slow down and see what you REALLY like...
  64. Re: The last scent you'll wear for the rest of your life

    Brooklyn by Bond no 9 for me. I'd be ok with it. Not particularly my favorite but I wouldn't hate my life.
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    Re: Rate Creed's Royal Exclusives line

    Jardin is a solid 9 for me.
  66. Re: fragrances that you avoid spraying on your neck because it's too strong

    I never spray Lumiere Noire by MFK on my neck not because it's too strong but I become anosmic to it very quickly otherwise.
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    Re: Thee Holy Grail!

    Does not exist.
  68. Thread: No!-vember

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    Re: No!-vember

    I'll try!
  69. Re: Do you smell like people around you, like people on basenotes, or like no one in particular?

    It'd be safe to say no one around me smells like me. Basenote favorites, hell my favorites, vary a lot from the general population.
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    Re: Austin Texas.

    From Chicago so I can't help much, but I am jealous of the grand prix you guys have this weekend!
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    Re: Buying an entire line.

    If I won the lottery perhaps, but I don't have any desire as of right now.
  72. Re: Scents in a league of their own. Classy. Distinguished. Formal.

    Dior Homme Intense
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    Re: A touch of Vanilla

    Opium Pour Homme by YSL
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    Re: In Box or Out of Box

    Mine are in a shelf (out of box) in my closet.
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    WTB: Boxes and partial bottles

    Hi all,

    I'm looking for the following boxes:

    4.2oz VC&A Midnight in Paris EDP
    2.5oz MFK Oud
    1.7oz Bond no 9. Brooklyn

    And a cap for a 1.7oz bottle of Dior Fahrenheit would be nice too.
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    Re: Pure Havane vs La Nuit.

    Pure Havane!
  77. Re: Does you fragrance choices hinge on your significant others likes/dislikes?

    Jokes on you! I don't have to worry about that because I don't have an SO!

    Someone please date me.

    Joking aside though, my choices don't "hinge" on their reactions but it helps if I'm...
  78. Re: Hello! Question on Purchasing through Etsy?

    I don't know if Etsy's any good but why don't you get a split with one of the established members here? I think for $83, you can get a 1.7 oz decant.
  79. Re: Potential Long Term Replacements for Midnight in Paris?

    Bulgari Black is similar to it. I think it's still in production.
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    Re: best cologne for miami?

    Creed Virgin Island Water
  81. Re: When a fragrance is discontinued, does it change people's opinion of it?

    Yup. Kind of like when a person dies (seen especially with celebrities/politicians/sports stars), we kind of forget all the dick moves they did but only remember the great things they did.
  82. Re: Do you ever get embarrassed about your cologne obsession?

    Nope. I used to be really embarrassed to talk about it to my friends. But I have found out my friends are intrigued and love hearing me talk about my collection. Especially helps when we have parties...
  83. Re: What top 3 fragrances are you about to run out of and are you going to replace them again or not

    I have a bottle of TdH from around 2011 that's about 20% full. I'll probably replace that but am sort of apprehensive due to rumors (or truth) of reformulation. That's the only bottle that's low....
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, October 25, 2014

    Hello all! Tonight is a Osswald Oud 1 type of evening.
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    Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Yes! Snag them! Worth it! These YSL classics are getting harder and harder to find.
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    Re: Best Work Scent?

    I agree. I'd also like to point out TF GV as another good work scent.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, October 24, 2014

    Good morning all! Today is a Jardin d'Amalfi type of day.
  88. Re: Recurrent topics: the "are fem scents to be worn by men" and other related ones

    At first, I was like wait what?! Then I looked at your location, and it all made sense lol. That's really cool though. Have yet to see that in Chicago (although I don't get out as much I would like...
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    Re: do you tell people what you are wearing?

    If they ask, it means they're curious so I view it as rude not to tell them. Unless they asked, "Who's wearing that nauseating nasty garbage?" then I usually look the other way and whistle while...
  90. Re: Is it degrading for a man to wear a scent that smells unisex or even feminine?

    "Degrading"? Not in the slightest bit. There might be a few people here and there thinking, "He smells feminine," but I doubt anyone is going to think of you differently nor publicly call you out on...
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    Re: Most dreary fragrance?

    Drakkar Horizon was always dreary to my nose.
  92. Re: Do you feel 'happier' when you buy more fragrances? If so, why/why not?

    I get happy yes. Then I get sad for thinking how much I just spent on a bottle or decant. "I could have bought x numbers of beers/bus passes/dinners out with friends/baby formula." Then I buy another...
  93. Re: Gucci Pour Homme you smell like wood-chipper chips, brick ovens, and burned wicks!

    Wearing it today actually! I don't reach for it much, but when I do, I don't know why i don't wear it more often.
  94. Re: Try to avoid application to the right wrist

    I try to avoid the wrist since like cacio pointed out, I wear a watch and write/use a mouse with my right. I've always applied to the inner elbows if I were to spray anywhere on my arms (not often...
  95. Re: Odin. has anyone tried or own one of these?

    I concur. It's the only Odin I've tried but I quite like it.



    Strange. I got pretty good longevity with 01.
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau mistaken for A&F Fierce.

    Most people have inexperienced noses (myself included) and many times leading to a trigger that reminds them of a select few scents they're familiar with.
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    Re: Taking a Cologne Bath

    Dear Journal,

    Day 2892: They caught me.
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    Re: What happened to forum members of the past?

    Beautifully said.
  99. Poll: Armani Prive Rose d'Arabie vs Kilian Rose Oud

    I finally got myself to get in a split of the Rose d'Arabie (shoutout to Remik). Upon initial spray, I found it strikingly similar to Rose Oud. Obviously, they're both rose/oud scents but which of...
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    Re: Wow. bye designer hello niche.

    But still. Congrats on your finds. It's a whole new world out there.
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