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  1. Poll: Re: Do you think Bond no. 9 New Haarlem is overrated?

    New Haarlem is, by far, the single most complimented fragrance I've ever worn, period.
  2. Re: Ikon vs. Mambo: A side-by-side comparison.

    As a huge Howard Stern fan, I had to check out this thread when I saw that somebody was testing Mambo. For my fellow Stern fans, I will only say "LFSW!!!!!!!!!!" Ronnie would be proud!

    For those...
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    Re: New Haarlem

    I've said it many times before but, IMHO, New Haarlem is the finest gourmand I've ever smelled, period. After going through several smaller bottles, I recently purchased the large bottle. It's one...
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez MUSC - Anyone?

    Has the EDP been resurrected? I had two bottles that I sold for a premium after it was originally discontinued.
  5. Re: HaHa!! I love it!..............Bombay Sapphire's INFUSION......nice

    I've got a full bottle that I'd be willing to swap if you have anything I'm looking for. Check out my swap page in my signature below...
  6. Re: Creeds feuille verte to be out in November!!!

    Gala Re-Issue for Feuille Verte (Green Leaf)
    June 3rd, 2011
    In addition to new CREED Royal-Oud, new CREED Original Cologne and new CREED White Flowers, clients this fall will have another choice...
  7. Re: Another Totally Underappreciated Gem -- Francois Charles by Rance 1795

    I had heard about that before. To tell you the truth, I couldn't care less either way. The quality of the scent is where it begins and ends with me.
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    Re: Top 3 Niche for Summer

    I agree 100%. As picky as I am with fragrances in general, I'm even harder to please when it comes to summer scents for the reasons you stated.

    Since you asked to keep Creeds out of the...
  9. Another Totally Underappreciated Gem -- Francois Charles by Rance 1795

    I recently acquired samples of the entire Collection Imperial line from Rance 1795. Although each scent is definitely interesting, I was mainly focused on the men's fragrances and, for me, the clear...
  10. Poll: Re: You vote can make a difference in a (sort of) young man's life

    Actually, I think you meant to say something that rhymes with "brass pole".
  11. Poll: Re: You vote can make a difference in a (sort of) young man's life

    None of the above. Get yourself a bottle of Eau de Herpes-Riddled Skank instead.
  12. Re: New Haarlem - Bond No. 9 Utter disappointment

    IMHO, New Haarlem is the best gourmand ever made. I've gotten more compliments on it than all my other fragrances combined. It's a holy grail type of scent for me and one scent that I will never be...
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    Re: A great mojito scent ..... Please

    Nejma Puro or Puro Intense.

    Puro ~ With notes of rum, lime, mint, cactus sap, prickly pear, cinnamon, cigar, mahogany and vetiver.

    Puro Intense ~ With notes of rum, lime, bitter orange,...
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    Re: Top 5 most overhyped.

    1. Aventus
    2. Aventus
    3. Aventus
    4. Aventus
    5. Aventus
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    Re: Aventus - It is not all that

    I couldn't agree more. I took a lot of heat for this when Aventus was first released, but it's probably the most overhyped, completely mediocre scent I can think of.
  16. Re: Coca-Cola need to come out with a Coca-Cola Fragrance....

    I'm surprised we got this far without anybody mentioning the purest cola scent out there--Cola by L'Aromarine! It smells exactly like cola and it's cheap too!
  17. Re: Need a 'too special to wear all the time' scent

    I wear it all the time, but Lumiere Noire is an excellent choice!
  18. Re: Guys, if you were going to seduce somebody, what scent would you be wearing? ++

    How did we get to 50 posts without a single mention of Lumiere Noire pour Homme by MFK?! Seriously, nothing says sexiness and seduction like this one!
  19. Re: Does CREED pay people to write positive things about CREED products?

    This theory would explain the inexplicable love of Aventus. I had thought I was in the minority but I now realize that it's only because I'm not on the payroll (although I should have been since my...
  20. Re: Suggest Best Perfume to Wear when proposing to someone this Valentine's Day

    Secretions magnifiques. ; )
  21. Re: Bond No. 9 demanding PerfumedCourt stop selling decants

    All I know is that New Haarlem rocks!!!!!
  22. Re: Lumiere Noir pour Homme by Maison Kurkdjian or Le Labo's Rose 31

    Lumiere Noire pour Homme gets my vote for the sexiest male fragrance of all time! Not to mention that it's the most versatile fragrance in my wardrobe--I've almost finished my first bottle and...
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    Re: Puro Intense by Nejma

    Hi Neal,

    I'm not very good at describing the intracicies of particular notes. All I can tell you is that I really love this stuff. I get lime and sweet cigar (not the nasty smokiness) in the top...
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    Re: Anyone else not a fan of vetiver?

    Personally, I can't stand vetiver. As far as I'm concerned, it has ruined a lot of otherwise promising scents for me.
  25. Re: Absolue pour le Soir vs. Lumiere Noire Pour Homme (Francis Kurkdjian)??

    LNPH x 1000! It's seriously one of the best, most versatile fragrances ever!
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    Re: Sweet Pipe Smoke Fragrance?

    +1 on Back to Black, although I personally don't like it.

    I would say that Chergui is an excellent choice, as is Puro Intense by Nejma.
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    Re: Score Another One for Aventus

    AGREED! Count me in among the vocal minority that finds Aventus to be weak in every respect.
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    Re: Any "A Taste of Heaven" fans out there?

    I really wanted to like it because the pyramind and concept sounded right up my alley. Unfortunately, I've tried it several times and found that it's only OK. Sort of reminds me of a musty basement...
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    Re: Favorite Niche Fragrance from 2010

    +1000. Best release in years.
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    Re: Immortelle

    I own both. Eau Noire is definitely something truly special. It's more complex, sexier and just plain superior to Sables which is pretty much an intense, focused take on immortelle. That being...
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    Re: Immortelle

    +1. Wish I could afford it!
  32. Re: Can someone explain Absolute Pour Le Soir to me?

    Well, I grew up in a non-rural environment and I immediately picked up on the barnyard accord. I'm a huge fan of Lumiere Noire pour Homme, but Absolute Pour Le Soir was a total scrubber for me. ...
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    Re: Awaiting 2 Samples from TPC

    I wasn't thrilled with either of them, to be honest. But, then again, I'm R-E-A-L-L-Y picky!
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    Re: Dior Exclusive Parfums

    Eau Noire is my #1 fragrance and I recently visited two Dior Homme boutiques in Las Vegas. I don't believe EN or any of the others were ever cologne strength, despite the name on the bottle. As for...
  35. Re: What is the Sexiest Niche Fragrance Ever . . . For Women?

    These suggestions are awesome! I need to get my hands on samples of Party in Manhattan and Dandy Femme as soon as possible. Of course, these appear to be two of the most difficult fragrances to...
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    Re: Penhaligons at my Saks!!!

    I've been shopping at the Merz since Macy's was still Marshall Field's (like everybody else I know, I wish it would switch back). Anyway, I've been meaning to check out the new location. I'll...
  37. Re: What is the Sexiest Niche Fragrance Ever . . . For Women?

    Of course you are! Your comments and suggestion are very much appreciated.

    I had her smell Noir de Noir when I sprayed it on myself on a shopping trip a while back and I don't recall her being...
  38. Re: What is the Sexiest Niche Fragrance Ever . . . For Women?

    I sent them an email yesterday. Hopefully I'll hear back soon!
  39. Re: What is the Sexiest Niche Fragrance Ever . . . For Women?

    I've worn it everyday since I got it. Both wife and daughter love it.
  40. Re: What is the Sexiest Niche Fragrance Ever . . . For Women?

    I actually don't particularly like or wear MR, but thanks for your suggestion anyway!
  41. Re: What is the Sexiest Niche Fragrance Ever . . . For Women?

    Now I'm dying to try this stuff! Could you have picked something more difficult to find?

    I'll call Nordstrom but I've got a feeling that might be something they used to carry before they...
  42. Re: What is the Sexiest Niche Fragrance Ever . . . For Women?

    Great suggestion, but I think I gave her a sample to try a while back and she didn't really dig it. On a related topic, I feel the men's version is one of the best scents ever. I wear it frequently...
  43. Re: What is the Sexiest Niche Fragrance Ever . . . For Women?

    I did a quick net search on this one. Wow, does it sound incredible! Do you know where I might be able to obtain a sample? Do any retail stores carry it (doubt it) or would I have to order a...
  44. Re: What is the Sexiest Niche Fragrance Ever . . . For Women?

    I suppose she might like something with rose but nothing too rose-centric. I know she would not be into anything that has that grandmotherly rose smell, for lack of a better description. Portrait...
  45. What is the Sexiest Niche Fragrance Ever . . . For Women?

    I've been having a difficult time trying to find a really sexy, truly beautiful fragrance for my wife (we just got married a few weeks ago). I've been slowly indoctrinating her in the ways of the...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Odin 04 Petrana

    I've revisited the entire line several times. Although I want to like them, there's nothing exceptional here.
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    Re: Penhaligons at my Saks!!!

    I also saw the Pens when I went in there last week. I was also told that they would not be carrying the line.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Serge Lutens - Jeux de Peau

    Actually, Chergui is the only SL scent that I found to be FBW.
  49. Re: Can anyone talk to me about Touch GrigioPerla ?

    I bought a bottle about 10 years ago when I was just getting into lesser known scents. I remember it being a bit sweet, one-dimensional and rather dull for my evolving tastes.
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    Re: Amouage Opus III: Initial Impressions

    Definitely not, in my opinion.

    I have conflicting feelings about Amouage. Other than Dia, which I own and love, I can't imagine actually wearing any of the Amouage scents. I find them to be...
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    Re: Honey Fragrances ...

    Ummm... Chergui!
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    Re: New Fragrance: Serge Lutens - Jeux de Peau

    As a fan of certain gourmands (New Haarlem, Puro Intense), I'm very intrigued and excited to try this one.
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    Re: Request for: Opinions on Nejma Puro.

    I just posted my detailed impressions on the more recent thread dealing with Puro.
  54. Re: New scent at Aedes de Venustas- anyone tried PURO by Nejma?

    Just received samples of both Puro and Puro Intense. My first impression is that Puro is very good, but Puro Intense is something truly special. While these two share some common notes and other...
  55. Re: Parfumerie Generale Blind Buy--Aomassi 10, Cadjmere 08 or L'Ombre Fauve?

    I hadn't revisited this thread is quite a while, but I certainly appreciate your recommendation of Cedre Sandaraque. I was unfamiliar with this one and would love to try it (although I just bought...
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    Re: Chergui coloration

    I'm wearing the newest version (light brown juice) today and I can attest for the fact that it's got great sillage and longevity. I couldn't imagine wanting more.
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    Re: Request for: Opinions on Nejma Puro.

    Got samples of Puro and Puro Intense on the way. Will let you know ASAP...
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    Re: Exclusive Bond No. 9 Chicago

    Ha! Did it happen to be a the blond middle-aged lady by any chance? I deal exclusively with a younger girl named Dianne Milewski, who is the complete opposite of snooty. She's actually very nice...
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    Re: Exclusive Bond No. 9 Chicago

    Did you even read my original post?
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    Re: Jonny19 now has 2 signature scents.

    When you're ready to move up to the big leagues, try New Haarlem by Bond No. 9. They are vaguely similar scents but to give you an idea of how they compare, Rochas Man is like a VW Jetta and New...
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    Re: Do you read SOTD threads?

    I've been on BN for almost 6 years, but I never read or post on SOTD threads.
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    Re: Musc Ravageur vs New Harleem.

    New Haarlem x 100. NH is the finest gourmand I've ever smelled and is a true masterpiece (I don't throw around that word lightly). On the other hand, MR has got to be one of the most overrated...
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    Re: Exclusive Bond No. 9 Chicago

    I understand that there's a big anti-Bond bias out there. But I must respectfully disagree regarding their standard of quality particularly when it comes to New Haarlem, which I maintain is among...
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    Exclusive Bond No. 9 Chicago

    Earlier today, I got a call from my contact at Saks telling me that they just got the exclusive Bond No. 9 Chicago scent in. Apparently, there are only 200 bottles made and they're selling like...
  65. Re: New scent at Aedes de Venustas- anyone tried PURO by Nejma?

    Like I said, they're available on the gray market although it's probably advisable to go through Aedes for the freshest product...
  66. Re: New scent at Aedes de Venustas- anyone tried PURO by Nejma?

    I've been in contact with Nejma's US distributor about Puro and Puro Intense. As it was explained to me, Nejma tried to launch in the US last year but found out that it's previous distributor...
  67. Re: parfum d'empire's Fougere Bengale comments

    FB was only OK for me and didn't hold a candle to the masterpiece that is Eau Noire.
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    Re: Stefano Ricci: Who knows it?

    Amazing! I just happened to see both the orange and cube bottles yesterday while perusing the fragrance counter at my local Nieman Marcus. I tried both and was quite impressed, although not enough...
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    Re: New Kurkdjian - Absolue pour le Soir

    As a HUGE fan of Lumiere Noir pour Homme, it pains me to say that I absolutely hated Absolue pour le Soir when I tried it last week. The barnyard scent was overpowering for me. However, if you're...
  70. Re: Maison Frnacis Kurkdjian - Lumiere Noire

    Two more words: I agree.
  71. Re: Maison Frnacis Kurkdjian - Lumiere Noire

    SO glad someone finally agrees with me about the whole homme v. femme thing. I know that many of us argue that calling a fragrance masculine or feminine is mostly about marketing. Maybe it's...
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    Re: Histoires de Parfums - Defile New York

    How would you describe it in terms of gender? In other words, do you find it to be masculine, feminine or unisex?
  73. Re: Maison Frnacis Kurkdjian - Lumiere Noire

    Interesting comment, Neal. I'm very intolerant of anything approaching femme, and I can't even think of any other rose-centric scent that I would wear, yet I don't find a hint of femininity with...
  74. Re: Maison Frnacis Kurkdjian - Lumiere Noire

    Check my top 10. I wear LNPH nearly everyday and have received far more compliments on it than anything else. It's an incredible and highly underrated creation.
  75. Poll: Re: Bond no.9 New Haarlem or Malle Musc Ravageur?

    I never got the appeal of MR. NH, on the other hand, is the absolute best gourmand I've ever tried!
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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    LOL! Lame too...
  77. Re: Great topnotes ruined with dull basenotes

    I'm one of those people who has to absolutely love a fragrance from start to finish, as opposed to those of us who don't mind waiting around for some disagreeable top notes to burn off. In other...
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    Re: Anyone tried the NEW Lubin's yet?

    Anybody know where one could score a sample of Bluff? Sounds very interesting!
  79. Re: Can we guys really get away with wearing Guerlain Mitsouko?

    My thoughts exactly. I cannot remember ever smelling a scent that is so highly revered, yet so instantly repulsive to me.
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    Re: Eau de Baux by L'Occitane

    Will do. Thank you so much for the recommendation.
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    Re: Eau de Baux by L'Occitane

    Oh that's awesome! Hope you're enjoying NH! Have you tried Lumiere Noire or Usiku yet? I would highly recommend both.
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    Re: Eau de Baux by L'Occitane

    Good point. I'm smelling it right now on my wrist and I agree that it does progress somewhat to a more vanilla-centric scent.



    Then I'll have to get my hands on some Vettiveru! However,...
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    Eau de Baux by L'Occitane

    I walked by a L'Occitane store yesterday and decided to stop in. I sprayed Eau de Baux on a tester strip and then on my arm. It took me all of two sniffs before I got that all too rare gut feeling...
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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    I get the sarcasm, but I am still a fan of Creed. That's why I've tried so hard to like Aventus.
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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    So sorry to offend you. However, in the interest of accuracy, my last post on this subject was 10 days ago.

    Anyway, I stopped off at Neiman's yesterday just to run in and spritz some on my arm,...
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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    The Twilight Saga, Justin Bieber and now Aventus...

    Three things I just don't get, and never will.
  87. Fragrances for Gentlemen by Anglia Perfumery

    I've been doing some research on this house and would love to hear your comments on any of the men's line (Spiced Limes, Duncan, Royal Court, Imperial Lime, Strand, Amber, Richmond, Park Royal,...
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    Re: Windsor Flacons......

    On that note, does anybody know where I could obtain a decant of FV? I've been dying to try it forever!
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    Re: Windsor Flacons......

    I'm actually on the waiting list at the Creed boutique in NYC, but I'm starting to question whether it's worth the exhorbitant price.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Odin 04 Petrana

    I wish Odin would concentrate on increasing the almost non-existant sillage and pitiful longevity of their other three scents, rather than coming out with more of them!
  91. Re: Paco's Ténéré is still with us, is it still with you?

    I readily admit that I'm a total niche snob, as I can't think of a designer scent that I truly love (although Eau Noire may qualify). Yet I've been intrigued by Tenere based on the reviews. I've...
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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    Tried Aventus again tonight to see if I was missing something. Nope.
  93. Re: Summer fragrance - fresh with some masculine spice?

    Creed MI?
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    Re: Most Underrated/Overrated (Niche Only)

    That hurts.



    So does that.
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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    :cry:
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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    Honestly, if I didn't know better (which I don't), I might assume that you are a Creed rep or something. Your unrelenting praise of all things Creed--along with your rude comments leveled at any of...
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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    OK, I guess we need to discuss this a bit further. Apparently, I have to point out that there's a huge difference between picking the first screen name that came to mind when I was registering for...
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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    Seriously? BN is polite for the most part, but I've seen some incredibly nasty exchanges over the years, as recently as last week when someone posted a gun and told a gay poster (who, to be fair,...
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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    OK, as this has now devolved into a pissing contest that is of no interest to the other posters on here, I will now bow out of this "discussion"...
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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    So I'm stalking you, huh? You have quite a high opinion of yourself. All I did was click on your name and take a quick look through your posts to see that you're an unabashed Creed fanboy.
    ...
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