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  1. Re: Everyday compliment getter for teen?

    Dylan blue, eros, wanted
  2. Re: What NEXT? Suggestions desired!

    Interlude
    Br 540 extrait
    DHP
    Grand Soir
  3. Re: Which fragrance to wear with this outfit?

    My initial thought was no. 9 or sauvage. Some kind of lady killer. But i just feel like she may know those profiles too well. Im going with La Yukawam. It will stand out, smell sexy and manly. Wont...
  4. Re: Smelled mont blanc explorer at Dillards

    I liked it when i tried it. From all the talk i expected it to suck. I was suprised. I thought it was a really nice fragrance. Aventus-ish, but different. I thought it smelled really good much later...
  5. Re: Newbie - beginning a collection

    Dior homme edt
    Leau d'Issey pour homme
    Costume national homme
  6. Re: Why is your favorite genre your favorite?

    I like a good strong woody. Feels masculine, and they are usually not as sweet.
  7. Re: If Recommending One Fragrance For A Beginner To Start With (Given Our Experience And Knowledge)?

    Maybe AdG Profumo. Accessable, easy, and palletable by the masses.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    No. 5 on an old lady. Nice.
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    Re: Fragrance as Pre-workout?

    I generally dont work out. Whenever i do there is usually nobody else there, so i guess whatever strikes me. Im pro-fragrance during workouts and in general. Ive never yet in my life wished another...
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    Re: Armaf

    I had to get rid of Tres Nuit. It did smell good, but I can;'t stand that triangle bottle. It took up the space of like three bottles and threw off the feng shui of my lineup.
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    Re: Your guilty pleasure fragrance

    Armani Acqua di Gio. Still in love after all these years. When I wear it, it just seems right.
  12. Re: Pick Top 5 Most Masculine Fragrances You Have Smelled?

    Fahrenheit
    Polo
    Brut
    Kouros
    Old Spice
  13. Re: Kids and perfume (I may not get my rental deposit back)

    Love it! Gave my 5 year old a dupe bottle belcam sauvage/primitve man. He burned about 25ml before i had to take it away. Its still his though, im not a fan.
  14. Re: Old School Vs. Modern What Do You Gravitate To Most?

    Im not exclusive, but i feel like i prefer pre 2000 fragrances. As a whole im not excited by todays designer pieces, though i wish i was. Gucci Guilty Absolute is pretty good though.
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    Re: List of reference perfumes?

    Musk - Kiehls Original Musk

    Cade - Trex maybe
  16. Poll: Re: Tauer Au Coeur du Desert or L'Air du Desert Marocain?

    I havent tried au couer. Id like to. I consider LDDM a masterpiece. Never feel the need for more power. It is a decent projecter with above average to good longevity. It does have a weak sprayer tho....
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    Re: Why Sauvage EDP

    I have both. Have worn both quite a few times. EDP is a superior fragrance. More refined, rounded, a little creamier and spicier. That opening in the EDT is sharp and bracing in a way the EDP is not....
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    Re: - - - -

    I tend to try to wear something fitting to the setting and my mood.
  19. Re: SOTD Stats - Most Worn, Milestones

    I also like stats. This is awesome.
  20. Re: Purchase Question: Bleu de Chanel EDP or Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau Intense

    I found Light Blue Sun nauseating.
  21. Re: Purchase Question: Bleu de Chanel EDP or Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau Intense

    It is not close. Bleu wins in a landslide.
  22. Re: What are your favorite houses at the moment?

    http://theperfumedcourt.com/Manufacturers/Slumberhouse.aspx
    They have a few here. Only one ive tried was Norne. It was enormously powerful.
  23. Re: What are your favorite houses at the moment?

    Ive been digging Guerlain as of late. If pressed for a favorite that would be it.
  24. Re: Overview of my Montale / Mancera haul

    I also found Black Aoud to just be too much.
  25. Re: One that I don't see much talk on, Missoni Parfum Pour Homme

    Kind of generic aromatic cleanliness to me. Not bad.
  26. Re: Armani Code 2018+ Honest Opinions on Sillage/Projection and Lasting

    I remember when Code came out. I was young and had been using much AdG. I decided that i was in the Gio camp, and shunned Code. Tribal thinking extreme. I should go try this again as well. Its been...
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    Re: Fun new haul

    Thanks! My samples were:
    - Derby reissue
    - Mitsouko EDP
    - Habit Rouge EDP
    - Guerlain Vetiver
    - Guerlain L'Heure Bleue EDP
    - Guerlain Homme Intense EDP
    - Guerlain Jicky EDT
    - Dior Eau...
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    Re: Monthly Samples

    Guerlain L'Heure Bleue EDP

    Smells like a poof of Johnson & Johnson baby powder. I had a hard time smelling anything else from it for about an hour. I also had to look up the notes to pinpoint the...
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    Re: Fun new haul

    4.0 oz maybe 75 percent full. Yea, ebay.
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    Re: Fun new haul

    Not sure about dating the Kouros and Polo, but im thinking 2000 kouros, the polo idk. Three digit it looks like. $24 for the Kouros, $48 for the Polo. Wifey liked the Kouros actually. I was...
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    Fun new haul

    Had all of this waiting for me outside the house yesterday!

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    - Cosmair Polo
    - Silver shoulders Kouros
    - 5ml Arsene Lupin Dandy
    - Heritage EDT
    - Bunch of samples
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    Re: Decant got skunked in car

    When i was a young man of say 16 years old i used to keep junkers in my car for spot sprays when you spot some females or something. Or maybe cover up some cigarette smell before school.
  33. Re: Terre D'Hermes EDP vs. Eau intense vetiver (Performance)

    TdH vetiver goes 24 hours on me. All three tdh tdhp and tdheiv perform well.
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    Re: On an ideal date

    Yatagan for me. Silk mood on her.
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    Re: Most animalic that you enjoy?

    Hm, i have decants of vintage Leather Oud and Siberion Musk II, which i love, but both of those give me pause before lavishly applying. For daily wear i guess Yatagan is an everyday driver for me....
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    Re: Similar to Lalique White

    Very singular to me. I enjoyed it. I wouldnt want any more projection. But i did feel like its longevity was a bit shorter than i would have expected from the laundry musk part of it.
  37. Re: Your favorite fruit-forward, non-citrus masculine

    Summery fruity. So im thinking fresh airy peachy fragrance. Sounds like a hunt in the womens department would be in order. Like a upscaled bath and bodyworks bodyspray.
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    Re: Monthly Samples

    Lately ive been interested in more classical compositions. I decided to go for a deeper dive into a single house. Guerlains structures seemed the best to me so far. I ordered:
    - Derby reissue
    -...
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    Re: Gravel - "A Man's Cologne"

    Ive heard its got rocks in it, right?
  40. Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    This is a fantastic set of scents.
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    Re: Do You Feel Like You're Cheating?

    I miss a few, and sometimes feel a bit bad that im neglecting them. But in general i work my steeds pretty hard.
  42. Re: Givenchy Gentleman: current formulation defense.

    Original wrap-around
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    Silver cap
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    Re: Bad Boy by Carolina Herrera

    I didnt really bat an eye about tonkas obscurity. I took it to mean obscure in a gender profile way, and not as rare or unique.
  44. Re: Givenchy Gentleman: current formulation defense.

    I have a silver cap bottle that is just awesome. Ive probably been sneaking myself a spray every day for the last week. How different is the silver cap from the black cap? Anybody compare and...
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    Re: Bad Boy by Carolina Herrera

    I dont get the bottle. Is it standing like that? Herbal spicy amber citrus? Did they leave anything out, or just dump it all together and pretend its purposefully complex.i suppose id sniff it if i...
  46. Re: Not sure if this is the right thread? But who knew Coco Chanel was a Nazi spy?

    Socialism had seduced her. Its always sad, but i tend to think many companys are founded and run by terrible people. LVMH corporate facelessness bothers me even more though.
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    Re: Hello! New and need help

    DIY section is where you want to go. Good luck!
  48. Re: So is dior homme pparfum discontinued or not?

    I got a newish bottle. 2019 i think. Limited distribution.
  49. Re: Pls recommend lavender/herbal fragrance (no.9 of max-10 collection)

    Dolce & Gabbana Intenso

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    or regular Pour Homme
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  50. Re: Pls recommend lavender/herbal fragrance (no.9 of max-10 collection)

    You should probably not frequent this forum then. It will make you want to buy!
  51. Re: Any of you guys wear Ambre Nuit by Dior?

    Ive got a 10 ml decant. It is really classy juice. A bit feminine for my tastes, but not unwearable. It is fairly soft to me as well.
  52. Re: So what do you guys think I should try next?

    Terre d'hermes eau intense vetiver

    Dry citric opening with a norlimbanol ac finish of bdc.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    SOTE L'homme Ideal Cologne, as summery as i have.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Its rainy and cold! Nooo! AdG.
    In solidarity.
  55. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    Ive heard of this one and seen it on ?Joy Amin? Looks like a fairly interesting thing. Bottle doesnt look bad either.
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    Bonheur by Bortnikoff was the thing that brought that most to my mind.
  57. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    I dont disagree that chemistry can make things, say, differently accented. I used BR 540 as my example because my wife and I have both worn it, and there was a bit of a different connotation it felt...
  58. Re: Expending collection with some quality fragrances

    This.
  59. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    I think it can be percieved differently for sure. But ultimately smell very similar. If a person were to have somebody walk up behind them wearing baccarat rouge 540, without looking i dont think...
  60. Re: Vintage Cool Water: Do Any of You Wear This?

    I picked up this fun set today. 4.2 aftershave and edt. $29, steal! Silly little cool water watch, too.
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    Got this half full 2.5 a couple weeks ago for $23.
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    Bottoms of both for...
  61. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    This is now a list thread.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Oh. Okay. I can do that too. As it is summer isnt that just kind of "wear a fragrance day"? Ill pick my summeryest things out though. Top of the head ill say L'homme ideal cologne will be used as one...
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    Re: best guerlains for men?

    Im attracted to Derby, but it is filthy expensive.
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    Re: best guerlains for men?

    Depends on taste. Santal royale is a completely different beast being of that orient line along with oud essential, ambre eternal, and i believe cuir intense. That being said, anyone asks guerlain...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Holy basenotes solidarity, Batman! I get to play this week! Jubilation XXV
  66. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    On top of the skin chemistry thing, i dont think fragrances smell any different in the night or day, or whether im happy or sad. They contexually seem different, like a comedy movie seems different...
  67. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

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    Caron Yatagan

    For $30-35 usually. I would not change a thing about it. Outdoorsy, but classy. Complex and interesting. Concentration and performance are ideal for me. Doesnt scream, but...
  68. Re: great fragrances with horrible topnote that you just have to wait through to get to the good par

    Id argue that if i dont like the topnotes it is merely good and not great in my opinion. But the two that instantly leap to mind are:

    1. Club de Nuit Intense. So fake lemony. It really does smell...
  69. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    It is always nice to hear from you! Always much thought put in to your started threads. I appreciate that about you.
  70. Re: Suggestions To Add to a Beginner's "Collection"?

    Im gonna go outside the box on suggestion, but keep it inside the box for fragrance type.

    Go to Maison Francis Kurdjian online. Buy a 4 pack of samples. It will be like 15 bucks. These are nice...
  71. Re: Fragrance related vanity license plate

    Imo fbw
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    Re: Monthly Samples

    Not really my cup of tea. Didnt really wow me into even consideration, regardless of price, which is i guess why i didnt really even touch on that. Smells like good quality. But it didnt really...
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    Re: Monthly Samples

    2 Man by Comme de Garcons

    Opens as a soapy vetiver incense mahogany. The incense reads to me as what i identify as the used and abused woody ac norlimbanol. When i applied quite a lot on my hand...
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    Re: Monthly Samples

    1861 Naxos by Xerjoff

    Opens with a tonka lemon bergamot mix. The citrus all but disappears after about 45 minutes. It lives a good amount of its life as a tonka honey cashmeran lavendar tobbacco...
  75. Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

    I think it is an interesting name for sure.
  76. Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

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  77. Re: Fragrance related vanity license plate

    RIP GIT, lol.
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    Re: Monthly Samples

    Wonderwood by Comme de Garcons

    Its soft and dry. Woody dry cedar, a bit of a thinner cedar, sort of transparent, sandalwood, pencil shavings. Blend all the woods you got. Well balanced, all the...
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    Re: Monthly Samples

    Blackpepper by Comme de Garcons

    It indeed opens up with a strong hit of pepper grinder black pepper. I timed it, this blends in with the rest of the scent in 35 minutes. Before that it is a bit of...
  80. Re: decant / split shops recommendation

    I signed up for scentbird just to pull their amouage line. Otherwise basenoters are where its at. No tax. No subs. And i trust fellow enthusiasts more than faceless evil-corp.
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    Re: Monthly Samples

    Im so bad with florals, i tend to just gloss over with a sad little color impression (white, yellow). Also why i have a terrible time with classically feminine oriented fragrances. Im not sure i've...
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    Re: Monthly Samples

    Valour by Robert Graham

    Note list is misleading. It is not a heavy gourmand, as coffee, sage, and amber would have you believe. It is somewhat lighter, without a heavy vanilla or tonka base. It is...
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    Re: Monthly Samples

    Dodo by Zoologist

    No. Wrong. Its a fougere... in the air. Super harsh up close. Moth bally, bug sprayish, wet rat nest smell over fruity salt or something. Also the first fragrance to make...
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    Re: Monthly Samples

    Salome by Papillon

    Beautiful floral opening strong in jasmine mixed with musk. Sort of the same opening feel as Kiehls, but they depart pretty quickly. There is much more going on here, and at a...
  85. Re: If Fragrance Was Priced For Everyone - A Hypothetical

    Nike tshirt vs fruit of the loom. Same material cost. One more expensive.
  86. Re: Current versions of fragrances in your collection

    Oof. Most everything. I have a pre 2012 bottle or 2, but nothing id really call vintage.
  87. Re: Roja Creation-E smells like coca cola

    Duro smells like dr. pepper to me. Can we get something that smells like an ice cold diet Mt. Dew? Fresh dewskie on a hot day, that would be a winner.
  88. Re: If Fragrance Was Priced For Everyone - A Hypothetical

    Everybody says "naw man. I wear what i like, i dont care about the price or nothin." Then decrees a fragrance as played out, not wishing to smell of the rabble. But GIT is still popular, and its...
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    Re: Monthly Samples

    Freetrapper by D.S. & Durga

    Less wild than the name would imply. It has a central quality that is medicinal and camphor like. This hangs around straight through the opening and the heart. The...
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    Re: Monthly Samples

    Duro by Nasamotto

    It smells like Dr. Pepper with some woods. Maybe a mixed drink with dr. Pepper and some sort of woody liqueur. It is strong, but in a nice way. Miscellaniously woody with pink...
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    Re: Monthly Samples

    Dia Man by Amouage

    To me its a spiced mixed floral, made more masculine and dry by some leather and vetiver. There is a lightness in its composition. There is some incense in the heart, blended...
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    Re: Monthly Samples

    Ummagumma by Bruno Fazzolari

    Not neccesarily my thing. Good quality though. The wife said "it smells like food." Apt. It opens with a choco-tonka-coffee smell. The tonka is used judiciously here...
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    Re: Monthly Samples

    First impressions were trash. Nose just didnt cooperate.
    Duro - woody
    CdG 2 Man - soapy
    Salome - kind musk
    Dodo - fougere
    Blackpepper - i do smell pepper
    Ummagumma - gourmand coffee
  94. Re: Terre D'Hermès parfum: four seasons or not.

    Equal, but not remotely related. Im a Sauvage fan. I love it. Sauvage is much more crowd pleasing. It is also critically divisive. Most afficianados consider it an abomination. Honestly, the more you...
  95. Re: Terre D'Hermès parfum: four seasons or not.

    I think both tdh edt and edp are good for 4 seasons. The are highly versatile in my book. Any occasion as well. Dressed up or down they work. The orange keeps it fresh and the dry mineral keeps it...
  96. Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    Midwest usa not so much. The usa is a big place, which each state analogous to countries in europe. Paris is 1000 miles from Prague. California is 2000 miles from me. We have little in common.
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    Re: Caron pour Homme

    New version was what I tried. The playdough assosiation was one of those things that if you were looking for it, it smelled that way. Otherwise it smelled like lavender/vanilla/musk. I might try...
  98. Re: Givenchy Gentleman: current formulation defense.

    The picture helps illucidate your meaning quit nicely. Its a sharp looking bottle, im a fan. The new iris version... eh.
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    Re: Caron pour Homme

    Nope. Thumbs down. Playdoughy if you think about it intentionally. Im against the grain here. I think it stinks.
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    Re: Booze

    Im gonna say fahrenheit edp has been my favorite boozy fragrance, while i enjoyed the actual boozy smell of dark rebel most, but that fragrance as a whole is less than.
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