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  1. Re: JAR Bolt of Lightning, Chypre Palatin, Invasion Barbare

    Brian- Get in touch with me as well. I have a question.
    thanks
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    Poll: Re: who knows about your hobby?

    It's still somewhat taboo for a hetro male to have a large scent collection. It's one of those silly misconceptions that collecting perfume is OK for a lady but many people find it strange for a man....
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    Re: Sample vs Full bottle

    One difference is partially because you get more coverage with a spray, but I also find that scents don't last long when I've used dabbers. With dabbers, I'm lucky if I get more than 2 or 3 hours of...
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    Re: Sample vs Full bottle

    I have a ton of samples that usually have no sprayer. Dabbing it on the skin doesn't give you the full effect IMO. There seemed to be a big difference with Noir de Noir samples that don't compare to...
  5. Re: 4 New Tom Ford Private Blends for Fall 2012 - and some other news

    I tried Cafe Rose and found it underwhelming. In theory a scent with coffee and roses sounds great. Alas, this was not
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    Re: Terre d'hermes - reformulated?

    You should check out the guitar message boards. The same stuff is happening with the guitar industry. For example, electric guitars with Brazilian Rosewood fingerboards usually sell for a couple of...
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    Re: What is the best TOM FORD fragrance?

    My favorite of the ones that I've tried is Noir de Noir. I have samples of most of the Tom Ford scents. I haven't really had a chance to try most of them. One I did try recently that I liked was...
  8. Re: JAR Bolt of Lightning, Chypre Palatin, Invasion Barbare

    Hi Brian,
    I'm not sure if you still plan on doing the second bottle of Invasion Barbare that is listed. If you are still doing it, I'll tale the 30ml spot.
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    Poll: Re: who knows about your hobby?

    Fragrance collecting is a bit of a newer thing than the older collection hobbies such as collecting stamps, coins, comics etc.
    Even with collecting comics, if you are older, some people see it in a...
  10. Thread: Incense?

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    Re: Incense?

    I used to work at a store that sold incense among other things. I had to take the bulk incense and fill little bottles with it. The dust in the bulk containers was so bad that it gave me a burning...
  11. Re: JAR Bolt of Lightning, Chypre Palatin, Invasion Barbare

    I hope he's OK.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Ed Hardy Skulls & Roses

    I am not an Ed Hardy fan in principle. I can't stand his art and there is so much ed hardy out there that I get sick of seeing it evertwhere.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir for Men

    I've heard mostly negative things about it. I suggest not to buy it before trying a sample.
  14. Re: what is a fragrance you will never touch again in your lifetime? Kryptonite fragrance to you

    A*Men for be. I like the smell but I get terrible headaches from it
  15. Re: Fragrance reminiscent of male armpits/sweat? - Legit. posting

    In the old days, 100 years or more, Ladies would place apples in their armpits and send them to their men who were out of town to arouse them.

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    I don't think I would want to...
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    Re: Got a really nice compliment

    It's always nice to get a complement.
  17. Thread: Black Aoud????

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    Re: Black Aoud????

    I have a sample of this one and can't believe how strong it is. I dabbed it in 3 places and it became overwhelmingly strong. Try it first.
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    Re: Effect of cologne on clothes?

    I had a sample bottle in my pocket that broke and the liquid went down my pants. Nothing seemed to have happened the day it broke. The next day my black Levis had whitish stains where the liquid had...
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    Re: Why aren't all perfume ads this sassy?

    If it's real, it's really bad.
  20. Re: Any specific fragrances that cause you allergies?

    I've run into a few headache inducing scents but no skin rashes and such
  21. Re: Bad news for Body Kouros and Opium fans! They are nearly the same with our cheap traditional oil

    You really need to train your nose to make a positive comparison.

    For example, I used to drink lots of Absinthes. By taste, I could tell which was which. I would sometimes share some with friends...
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    Re: What drew you into collecting fragrances

    Many people say that collecting is a form of obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Fortunately there is really nothing wrong with that and it makes one happy.

    I'm fairly new to this but it started with a...
  23. Re: Is It Rude To Ask for Samples at Nordstrom & Sephora?

    You may be able to get some samples without buying anything by telling the staff you have a friend that's been hospitalized and wants to smell nice. Tell them you're not sure what to pick because...
  24. Re: And the award for most ridiculous bottle goes to... Nicki Minaj

    Unfortunately Divine started getting critical acclaim toward the end of his/her life whereas I think the opposite would happen to Minage (I'm not sure what the critics think of Minage, but she's...
  25. Thread: Tom ford

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    Re: Tom ford

    ndn
  26. Poll: Re: Paco Rabanne pour Homme: Masterpiece (Yes or No)

    I'd love to own an Edsel.
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    Re: negative connotation to the word "cologne"

    I'm somewhat of an eccentric decadent so people who know me know that I'm somewhat unusual. Having said that there is still a negative connotation with someone male owning a bunch of scents, so...
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    Re: A Question for Gay, Straight and Bisexual Men

    As far as I know, only the Pheromone scents offer different scents for different sexual orientations. Still, there isn't any proof that cologne/perfume pheromone mixes actually work on humans.

    I...
  29. Thread: 1 Million

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    Re: 1 Million

    I don't hate it. I ended up with a bunch of samples of it and I wear it on days when I don't want to waste any of my better scents. It's average smelling. There is much better and much worse out...
  30. Re: And the award for most ridiculous bottle goes to... Nicki Minaj

    They should have added laser beams that shoot out of her eyes if you accidentally push the wrong button.
  31. Re: JAR Bolt of Lightning, Chypre Palatin, Invasion Barbare

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  32. Re: New splits for 2012! Amouage | Creed | F Malle | Guerlain | TDC | MDCI | Tom Ford

    I got my NdN today as well! Superb transaction!
  33. Thread: pheromones

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    Re: pheromones

    I haven't tried the newest generation of pheromones. In the 80's a friend did a test and the result was that it didn't work. The pheromones they are using currently aren't even human pheromones. If...
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    Re: Constructive advise for newbies

    Exploring (unusual?) niche scents are one of the things that make me and others happy. Even if it's only for my personal enjoyment. Another interesting aspect about niche scent's... it's highly...
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    Re: Question about Terre D'Hermes

    I quite like it. I know that it may not be for everyone though.
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    Re: I'm done with AdK.

    While I was going through some of my parent's things, helping them to get rid of some stuff, They had a still-sealed back pain patch that in big letters said "Contains Belladonna." I told them not to...
  37. Re: What would you put your nose through for compliments?

    If you wear a scent that you enjoy and it makes you feel good wearing it, you'll probably get more complements than wearing a scent you dislike (which may make you feel rotten wearing it) that may be...
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    Re: Bond - Andy Warhol Parting Ways

    Perhaps a problem with the Warhol estate?
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    Re: scents and headaches

    Thanks for joining my post to this thread as this will be a big help with scents that I need to be cautious when I try. I've recently amassed a fairly large collection of samples, both official and...
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    scents and headaches

    I was wondering why some fragrances are headache inducing?
  41. Re: Looking for Best Cucumber and Best Tomato / Tomato Leaf and Fresh Grass Fragrances......?

    I just tried a very realistic tomato leaves scent a few days ago but I can't remember what it was called.

    You have to be in the right mood to wear it.
  42. Re: Roberto Alomar Second to None Pour Homme 100 ml. 1 / 200 made!!

    SOB and other regularly used insults have lost the power to shock for most North Americans but I do know that in other countries and cultures, it can be very offensive.

    I had to get creative with...
  43. Re: Your Top 3 popular fragrances that you just don't like

    I'm still in sampling mode so I can't really add my own, but a couple that were mentioned:

    A*Men - I tried a sample which I had a bad reaction to - sweating and a major headache. I bought a new...
  44. Thread: Frustration...

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    Re: Frustration...

    I think it's a good idea to carry a sample vial with you anyway. They even have some neat sample vial holders in case you are afraid of accidentally causing it to spill out in your pocket.

    The...
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    Re: The Most Sexiest Male fragrance around

    I agree. If there is a scent that makes you feel more confident, that would be my choice. If you wear a scent that you don't enjoy wearing (even if you think it may attract more females), your...
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    Re: home fragrances and birds

    Not too many people know about birds and scents. I didn't find out about this until about 5 years ago and I've had pet birds since I was a little kid. These days I have 2 Eclectus parrots.

    You...
  47. Re: in my mind i always thought Gucci PH was one of the "big ones"....wow, surprised

    I'm not trying to imply that Gucci doesn't have some great product but check this...
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    Re: Yatagan = Cocaine?

    I saw a documentary once that showed how farmers turn the coca leaves into cocaine. The way they do it is supposed to be highly toxic.
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    home fragrances and birds

    Don't use home fragrances if you have any pet birds because it harms the bird's lungs.
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    Re: I bought a fake bottle of Gucci PH.

    An ebay claim can cause the seller to have his money held for up to 30 days on future transactions if there have been other claims against him.

    The guy tried to rip you off. I would file a claim...
  51. Re: in my mind i always thought Gucci PH was one of the "big ones"....wow, surprised

    I find that Gucci as a brand is very over-hyped as well. If you check some of their accessories like wallets and belts, there are much better out there, for a much lower price in many cases. People...
  52. Re: Thierry Mugler knew what he was doing. Evil antics lol

    I had a sample of "Angel Men" that gave me a terrible headache and cold sweats (It's possible the sample went bad as I got it in a lot with other samples). I have a new sample of it that I'll be...
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    Re: 24 The Fragrance thoughts.

    I'm surprised that they are still using the 24 franchise. Because it's been so long since 24 was a big hit, they would likely have more sales if they named it something else.
  54. Re: Tips on selecting a watch and dressed up causal shoes.

    Pumas are great.
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    Re: How could anyone ever possibly like Le Male?

    Anyone here remember Le Car?
  56. Thread: Perfume Storage

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    Re: Where do you store your fragrances?

    Is room temperature good or should they be cooler?
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    Re: The best bottle designs

    I prefer a glass bottle. Especially if it's creatively designed.
  58. Re: this has been bugging me since this afternoon!!! Is that too much?

    OK, I'm playing Devil's Advocate here:

    Some people, especially older people who might be sick may get queasy when the smell some strongish scents.
    There are some hospitals and medical centers...
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    Re: Favorite(s) Designer Brands Jeans/Denim???

    Levis for me. Especially the rare limited edition ones. Currently into 510s and 511s

    I wouldn`t say skinny jeans are stupid. It depends on your body type. They work well for some people but not so...
  60. Re: Any thoughts on Dip-Dyed items? Still "in" or "out"?

    I`ve never owned anything dip dyed.

    One of my hobbies is guitars. Here`s what a dip dyed guitar might look like:http://willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/20310%20Edits/157884-1.jpg
  61. Thread: Sunglasses?

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    Re: Sunglasses?

    Red. Custom dyed prescription sunglasses.

    http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/2241/eyesce.jpg
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    Re: What are your favourite clothing brands?

    Robert Graham

    http://ca.images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=mcafee&va=robert+graham+shirts

    I wear regular clothes most of the time though. But I get a ton of complements...
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    Re: What does it mean when a frag smells "purple"

    http://www.simpsonstrivia.com.ar/pictures-images/barney-dinosaur.jpg

    It refers to extract of Barney the Purple Dinosaur.
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    Re: Drakkar Noir - Blind buy ?

    I always check the reviews on basenotes before I buy.
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    Re: Scent that works well with marijuana smoke?

    I wouldn't recommend a scent that smells like pot. If you get stopped by a cop, they might think you've been smoking or selling.

    Crossing the border from Canada to the US, my friends had a little...
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    Re: The scent of distant chimney smoke

    What's that brand that has all the unusual scents like 'dirt' etc. They might have something like that. I have always wondered if their sets were meant to be worn or to be used in other ways as they...
  67. Re: What do YOU like to wear when nobody else is around?

    I have about 40 samples at the moment and expect to be getting another 50 or so. There are many scent's I've never tried so I try them out at home first to see it they work for me. Even if it's a...
  68. Re: Are you ready for Mugler's The Fragrances of Leather?

    I got a sample of the regular A*Men at one point and it really made me feel sick after a while. I've never really had that happen before. It's possible that the sample wasn't placed somewhere cool...
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    Re: Wrist Tattoos & Perfume

    I hate when tattoos become green-ish. You would figure that they would have made fade resistant tattoos by now.
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    Re: Absinthe / Artemesia / Wormwood

    Does fennel have a smell? Fennel is often used in Absinthes
  71. A thread dedicated to last minute backouts where the splitter can post to tryto qiuckly find a buyer

    I see some people who reserve fragrances splits backing out when it comes time to pay.

    This is not a nice thing to do especially when the splitter has spent so much time getting reservations and...
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    Re: Where do you spray?

    I don't think I ever tried spaying on my hair. Could it be bad for your hair due to the alcohol possibly drying it out?

    I will usually give my shirt a tiny spray (along with all the usual places)...
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    Re: Scent from the late 80s with loads of anise?

    Look for reviews that list black licorice also as it can smell like anise.
  74. Re: New splits for 2012! Armani/Prive | Creed | Durbano | Guerlain | PdF | Tom Ford | Xerjoff | etc

    put me down for a noir de noir
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    Re: Scent from the late 80s with loads of anise?

    I'm not a big fan of anise, probably due to crappy Absinthes that I once bought where the anise would overpower most of the other smells.
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    Re: Would you keep a fragrance in your car?

    Like some others, I did it once. The cologne slowly evaporated and it started to smell weird.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Joop! Homme Wild

    I love purple! I have 2 purple guitars and a pair of Levis purple jeans.

    http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/851/jm9fv.jpg
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    Re: need a deo to match my frag

    The Mitchum stuff is quite good. They also have one they call 'clinical' which is unscented.
    I was promoting the 20th anniversary of a film I made at a 'Comic Con' type show and they were giving...
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    Re: Absinthe / Artemesia / Wormwood

    I'm going to buy some samples and decants of various Absinthe fragrances and will try to compare it to the vintage Pernod Fils (it's the only vintage one I have at the moment. Beware though, if you...
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    Re: Best blind buy and would you recommend it!!

    I think the best way is to sample it for a day or try to get some sort of sample. I find when I go to stores that have a ton of fragrances, I get overpowered by the smells and can't make a good...
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    Re: The smell of Absinthe

    I've only smelled pure wormwood on a couple of occasions and don't really recall what it smells like on it's own, so you're probably right about that but I wonder why they wouldn't call it Wormwood...
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    Re: The smell of Absinthe

    I have a full bottle of Pernod Fils and another bottle that has only about 1/4 remaining (I drank and gave samples to a few friends of that bottle which was full when I got it.
    I do know Ted but I...
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    The smell of Absinthe

    I find it interesting that certain fragrances try to replicate the smell of Absinthe.

    I'm an Absinthe connoisseur and have bottles of new and old Absinthe.

    The currently available Absinthe...
  84. Re: Do you have a fragrance you won't wear in public, only at home and just for your pleasure?

    This may have already been mentioned in another thread so I'm sorry if I'm repeating what may have been already said.

    I think guys can get away with most female fragrances if they are able to...
  85. Sticky: Re: Scammer Alert and General marketplace advice UPDATE

    If anyone wants to do a PayPal claim, and needs some help PM me

    - - - Updated - - -



    I forgot to mention that I've had to do many claims as a buyer and a seller, over the years (since PayPal...
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    Re: Yatagan = Cocaine?

    In my personal experience Cocaine doesn't really have a smell. I haven't used cocaine in 15 years so I could be wrong.
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    Re: Kokorico: very underrated/overlooked?

    Kokoriko translated into greek means Rooster or the Rooster's Cock a Doodle Do
  88. Re: My (Unfortunately) Most-Complimented Cologne: Curve Revisited

    I think the right cologne should make the wearer feel more confident which also helps with the ladies. It should give pleasure to the wearer as well as the girls.
    Would you wear a cologne that you...
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    Re: Your first cologne

    My first cologne was Blue Stratos in the 1980's (although I wouldn't consider it a 'real' cologne.)
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    Re: top 5 or 10 men's favorite fragerances

    I'm actually not sure what my preferences are. I enjoy a bit of everything but I haven't had enough experience to be able to say that I prefer one type over the other.
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    Re: top 5 or 10 men's favorite fragerances

    Thanks for all the replies. Keep your favorite fragrance's lists coming. I'm going to try to pick up as many of these as I can.
  92. Thread: David Lynch

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    Re: David Lynch

    "Silencio" - what did that segment in Mullholand drive mean?
  93. Thread: Storing samples

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    Re: Storing samples

    A wood box with polystyrene on the bottom would work too.

    I love to own a box made of exotic woods and possibly a glass window on the top. I'm not sure what something like that would cost though....
  94. Thread: Storing samples

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    Storing samples

    I've seen some good ideas for storing samples. I have (new?) idea.

    Find a wooden box that is large enough to hold your collection. The box should have a thick piece of wood for the bottom for...
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    top 5 or 10 men's favorite fragerances

    Hi,
    I'm new here and I've got the sample collecting bug.

    I only have about 25 samples so far.

    I'm asking about favorite men's fragrances to help by giving me a good starting point to expand my...
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