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  1. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    Guerlain Heritage EDT to my mind.

    Lalique Hommage a l’Homme is up there.

    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme and Azzaro Pour Homme for classic fougeres.
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    Poll: Re: Interlude Man vs Epic Man *Amouage*

    Epic is far more wearable and versatile. Interlude should be maybe the 4th or 5th Amouage in a collection. Epic, Reflection and Jubi are the first 3 that should be purchased IMO.
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    Re: Notes breakdown for Hommage a L'Homme

    I get citrus, tobacco, violet, oud, saffron. And it’s great, smells like something worth 6 times more.
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    Re: Is Byredo a copycat brand?

    I wouldn’t have thought so. In any case, I appreciate the Byredo DNA that runs through most of their fragrances. Accord Oud is an all-time fav and one of my most worn.
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    Re: Any "Must Try" Le Labo City Exclusives?

    I’ve heard Vanille 44 could pass as a copy for Un Bois Vanille. Anyone care to confirm?
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Tin can Rive Gauche. Each time I return to my desk I get whiffs of the built up scent cloud and it is divine. It’s more than the sum of its parts.
  7. Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    I gradually build to 10 wears in the first year and then it drops off
  8. Re: Rive Gauche La Collection (the square bottle) Discontinued???

    Square bottle Rive Gauche is not worth having anyway, the shaving cream vibe and aniseed note are gone. Either get the tin can or step up to the steeply priced Beau de Jour.
  9. Re: What frags have you got rid of, only to reacquire sometime later?

    Most recent one was Amouage Reflection Man. I saw the error of my ways.
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    Re: Most worn: May 2019

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/127fef60fbbad56b8da106d379a479bd.jpg
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    Re: Tuscan Leather Intense by Tom Ford

    Oud Wood Intense could easily have been named something different, amazing fragrance that deserved its own nameplate. Hopefully TLI is similarly different
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    Re: Thoughts on Straight to Heaven?

    It smells great, unique and highly appealing representation of cedar
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    Re: PDM Layton Exclusif what should I do ??

    I personally found Layton Exclusif a rough ride, I’m still somewhat undecided myself. The smoky first hour was very nice with the Apple note humming in the background. In my review I noted that at...
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    Re: Tuscan Leather Intense by Tom Ford

    I’m looking forward to trying it, the addition of more woods could work well.
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    Re: Creed Royal Mayfair is severely underrated

    I was never particularly impressed by my bottle, seemed to be lacking the rose note. But then, since I often wear big rose fragrances, I am prone to disregarding light inclusions of rose in a...
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    Re: Current Fragrance How Many Sprays?

    With the Oud Wood Intense I did 3 to the chest, 3 to the back of the neck, and 2 to each shoulder = 10. The chest and shoulder sprays were to skin while wearing my shirt so that I was getting some...
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    Re: Current Fragrance How Many Sprays?

    To work: 10 sprays of Oud Wood Intense

    This evening: 4 sprays of Papillon Tobacco Rose
  18. Re: What do you guys think of PULP from BYREDO?

    Nice, but overwhelming and potentially offensive. A small decant is more than enough.
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    Re: Why so much hate for dior homme spor 2017?

    I think the 2017 version is a great release. No complaints here, smells great, performance is excellent for a freshie
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    Re: Amouage Portrayal

    Yeah I realise I’ve inverted the note pyramid in describing my experience. Doesnt help that much of what is going on smells like a synthetic symphony. It is a nice fragrance, dont get me wrong from...
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    Re: Amouage Portrayal

    I wouldn’t say its too close to Fahrenheit. The smoky tobacco vetiver opening is very different compared to the oily petrol, floral opening of Fahrenheit. In Portrayal’s mid there is a musty violet...
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    Re: Amouage Portrayal

    Somewhat disappointing. Starts out nice enough, smoky tobacco and vetiver is gorgeous. But then after 30 mins the violet comes in all its vintage glory and it becomes a bit too green and clay-like.
  23. Re: Which TF Private Blend(s) do you find bottle-worthy at retail today?

    All great points :thumbsup:
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    Re: Underwhelmed by M7

    I do miss Dirty English for casual wear on weekends at home.



    This, especially when M7 is seated on such a high pedestal. I personally like it and have been getting good use from my decant of...
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    Re: Seeking opinion about Tom Ford.

    Tom Ford is probably my second favorite line of fragrances behind Roja Parfums. The Private Blends are often perceived as flat, and this is true to a degree, but because they have excellent...
  26. Re: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather or Kilian Straight to Heaven

    They are both equally great, if I had to choose I would start with Tuscan Leather because it has better performance.
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    Re: So about Creed Neroli Suavage...

    Neroli Sauvage is my favorite citrus fragrance and settles into a very pleasant floral-woody drydown that lasts around 2-3 hours. That makes it perfect as a weekend breakfast cologne.
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    Re: Is Antaeus really that offensive?

    One of the best sillages I have smelled on the street came from a businessman crossing the street wearing Antaeus. It was 10.30am, so you could estimate he was 3 hours into wearing it. Gorgeous...
  29. Re: Which Fragrance Product Names Do You Think Are Great?

    Beau de Jour Is my fave
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    Re: Le Labo Tabac 28 - Miami Exclusive

    The marketing pic doesn’t fill me with much hope, looks kind of dry, dark and spicy
  31. Re: Upon wearing Acier Aluminium today I think Creed made a mistake Vaulting it.

    I agree with your thoughts tspencer, the development through the day is gorgeous and there isn’t anything else like it. My favorite from the grey-cap EDT range
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    Re: Ariana Grande Cloud is Diet BR540esque

    Yeah my thoughts also, much lighter and simpler than 540.



    Oh, wonder why its a best seller then?
  33. Re: Do you get a lavender note in Prada Amber pour Homme?

    I do get lavender, I think the note list for this one is ambitious to say the least. I get a bergamot and cardamom opening, then a safe woody soapy lavender drydown.
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    Re: The "oud" in Royal Oud

    I agree with your thoughts. The mass-scale fragrance producers seem comfortable churning out woody fragrances and labelling them as oud fragrances because oud has a woody facet (amongst many other...
  35. Re: Fragrances that you LOVE and others don’t see t care for

    Creed Neroli Sauvage. Some people like it, but just about everyone doesn’t like the longevity. But it does have a beautiful 3 hour drydown with 6 sprays of the old fire hose bottle.
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    Re: Best use of Lemon Verbena in a men's frag?

    Absolutely GIT.

    Another contender would be Monsillage Eau Fraiche.
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    Re: What is the best Masculine Fig Fragrance?

    I was wearing Tom Ford for Men Extreme last night and thought it was an excellent fig blend. I don’t think I can do a heavy fig fragrance, but this one was nicely balanced.
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    Re: Most Worn: April 2019

    Incredible wardrobe wear numbers! Don’t often see so many triple digit wears
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    Re: New Bois 1920 Cannabis Collection

    Doesn’t sound appealing. I should wait to try before I judge, but the going off the notes it kind of reminds me of what indie niche perfumery was like before the turn of the last decade, when...
  40. Re: I tried Chanel's Sycomore; should I try Encre Noire?

    I personally much prefer Sycomore. Encre Noire is too acrid for me.
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    Re: Most Worn: April 2019

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    Re: The “Other” Creeds

    Your impressions of VIW are fairly spot on, smells amazing, excellent development from lime to coconut but then the longevity is poor.
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    Re: Most worn counter down by 5,6 or 7 wears

    Weird, did this get fixed?
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Agreed, it’s very nice, I should wear mine more often but it is so decadent I rarely feel worthy!
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    Re: Interlude man is Tuscan Leather?

    Haha, yes she is hanging in there with all those early morning applications
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    Re: Interlude man is Tuscan Leather?

    She tells me its one of her favorites
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    Re: Interlude man is Tuscan Leather?

    Funny, my wife often asks if I am wearing Tuscan Leather when I wear Interlude. To me they smell different and they certainly do have different note listings and different types of leather, but...
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    Re: Guerlain : Vetiver :: ______ : Patchouli

    Guerlain’s Heritage is basically one of the best patchouli centric fragrances going around
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    Re: How does Yataghan perform for you?

    Current formula goes on strong but quickly dissipates and isnt doing much after 3 hours.
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    Poll: Re: Amouage Reflection Man vs Myths Man

    I enjoy both, but Reflection is simply stunning, lots of depth and longevity and crowd pleasing all at the same time
  51. Re: Something similiar to D&G The one and/or One Million Absolutely Gold

    Heeley Phoenicia’s dried fruit note reminds me of The One. Phoenicia being far superior
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    Re: The Cerruti 1881 Line - Pretty Good

    Great summaries, keep them coming :beer:
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    Re: Chopard Oud malaki

    I’m glad you are happy with your purchase but I found it harsh and obnoxious and sold it fairly quickly.
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    Re: Tom Ford fragrance similar to Creed GIT?

    Of the blue bottled private blends
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    Re: Fahrenheit substitute

    Agree, the quality to price ratio of this Lalique is outstanding.

    Another bottle of Fahrenheit would be a good decision too.

    Gucci Guilty Absolute ultimately fell slightly short for me. The...
  56. Re: What is the best ultra least masculine masculine scent?

    Dior Homme is an easy winner here for me personally and for the forum as a whole if numbers are anything to go by. If you add all the wears in the SOTD feature of itself and its flankers, it is by...
  57. Re: Really Masculine, Really Modern, Really Excellent

    Frederic Malle Monsieur
  58. Re: Creed Viking, does it has any similarities with Fougere Royale by Houbigant?

    “Similar” means different things to different people, especially on basenotes. I take a liberal view of the term and definitely notice similarities since they are both buttoned up fougeres. But...
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    Re: If you could rename a fragrance!

    M.Micallef’s Spicy for Men is a very nice gentlemanly musky, woody, rosey fragrance with a bitter absinthe highlight. I wish it were named “homme” or something similarly plain. My wife always jokes...
  60. Re: Caron's Le 3eme Homme (The Third Man) is one of the best things i've smelled in a long time

    Haha yes, agree. I would have worn it and enjoyed it in my more experimental days, but my style is narrowing down these days.
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    Re: Fragrance Collector or Curator?

    Putting aside comparisons to fine art, I think a curated collection means that there is a high degree to selectivity and normally curated collection are accompanied by an eBay account or similar to...
  62. Re: Caron's Le 3eme Homme (The Third Man) is one of the best things i've smelled in a long time

    I tried this recently and it wasn’t for me. It is more dated than classic from my perspective. Similar to the discontinued Tiffany for Men and Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT.
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    Re: Your Most Worn March 2019

    MPG Ambre Mythique and PdM Herod - 3 wears each
  64. Re: The two most underpriced scents out there are.....

    Heritage and Fahrenheit
  65. Re: Bogart Signature vs. Memo Paris Russian Leather?

    You are right in saying that they are structured similarly and I can certainly smell the similarities. I prefer the Bogart since it is equally good and costs far less.
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    Re: The poster this forum misses the most is ...

    We thankfully still have a lot of great posters. It’s a thankless task! Let’s make them feel appreciated while they are still here pouring away at their keyboards
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    Re: My Observation on Roja Parfums ?

    Montale Aoud Musk smells like Nasomatto Duro and has 82 votes on fragrantica to that effect. And I can tell you clearly, the Montale and the Nasomatto are very different fragrances compared to Roja...
  68. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    I think the size of a collection is not important, it’s the level of curation that matters. If a collection is well thought out, then even a 25 bottle collection can be very impressive to me. ...
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    Re: My Observation on Roja Parfums ?

    Exacly. Roja Musk Aoud in particular is very unique, one of the most opulent and complex fragrances I have had the pleasure to own. Fresh bottles often suffer longevity problems, but my 1yo bottle...
  70. Re: "Old Man's Scent." When it comes to fragrances,there is no such thing.

    I think someone has detected the patchouli in Profumo :laugh:

    To answer the question, I don’t think a fragrance should be labelled “old man”, but it’s a term that gets used a lot and often it’s a...
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    Re: Why is Yatagan so polarizing?

    To me it smells too vegetal. Potatoes, onions and garlic sitting in a cellar, combined with a rather nice leathery patchouli.
  72. Re: I'm seriously considering STOPPING the purchase of $$$$ fragrances......here's why.

    I tend to test heavy fragrances, where longevity is normally fine but real problem is the quality of the progression. Paying more often doesn’t resolve the problem of poor drydowns. The first 15...
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    Re: Bel Ami Vetiver

    Came to say this. Hermes fragrances in particular need some time to strengthen. My Terre d’Hermes Parfum transformed after 2-3 months.
  74. Re: Is there one single fragrance that you would recommend without even having to think about it?

    Tauer LDDM
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    Re: Is TF Amber Absolute back?!

    More oriental. The 2015 was too dry for me.
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    Re: Is TF Amber Absolute back?!

    I can confirm AA 2019 is an improvement on the previous reissue. But at $460 Australian for 50ml, I will be seeking out a decant.
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    Re: Fragrances that you love but can't pull off

    Naomi Goodsir’s Nuit de Bakelite. Smells amazing but just not suited to my style
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    Re: Today I bought February 2019

    Enjoy, my most worn fragrance of all time, primarily because of heavy use in 2015. I’ll have to start making a dent in my replacement 150ml bottle.
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    Re: What smells like this shampoo?

    Funny you mention this because I used to religiously buy the Schwartzkopf shampoo in the clear bottle specifically because it smelled great. Alas, it was reformulated for the worse! I’ll have to...
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    Re: Baccarat Rouge 540: The Sweetness Factor

    Baccarat Rouge is unique for smelling sweet to the wearer, but not overwhelmingly sweet in the sillage IMO. Having smelled it at length on my wife, I get the mineral, leathery freshness of the...
  81. Re: Does the color of a fragrance matter to you?The color of the liquid itself.

    I actually think the colour of the liquid is important from a presentation and experience perspective. The colour should reflect the character of the main notes. Opaque bottles are always a...
  82. Re: If you could rebuild your collection and set a 20 bottle limit, what would you buy?

    Roja Parfums
    Haute Luxe Roja
    Parfum de La Nuit No.3
    Amber Aoud
    Musk aoud
    Sultanate of Oman
    Saudi Arabia
    Danger PH

    Tom Ford:
  83. Re: Name an expensive fragrance that people should avoid because it is bad.

    I guess MFK and Creed miss out on one extra friend but can take comfort from their runaway sales of these flagship fragrances (Acier Aluminium is ofcourse discontinued and now quite expensive to...
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    Re: Does Dior Sauvage have an animalic vibe?

    Yes, came here to say this. I dont mind this aspect of it. Adds some depth. In fact, depth and complexity are abundant in Sauvage. Its just the spikY synthetic woody ambers which annoy me in the...
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    Re: Latest Armani Acqua Di Gio Flanker!

    Nice, thanks for the news Hednic. I didnt like Absolu, hopefully this is a return to form for the lineup
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    Re: Lost cherry is back

    I might have to get this, missed out in the initial release.
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    Re: Roja Dove Fragrances...anyone else like them?

    :laugh: I hadn’t spoken to Fritter at the time I purchased these. I’ll need to consult with him closer in future :lolk:

    Cheers Finnster, the absolute joy these three bring me is immeasurable.
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    Re: Roja Dove Fragrances...anyone else like them?

    Exactly, “to each their own”. By your standards, please pity me for having this trio of Rojas at my disposal, amongst others:
    ...
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    Re: Mfk gentle fluidity

    Sounds like much of the recent MFK releases. He has stopped taking chances. I still own Masculine Pluriel and Lumiere Noir PH, but everything else is too simple for me
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    Re: What is the best Roja Dove to own?

    Depends what you like. If contemporary freshies are your style, then Elysium is both affordable and excellent.

    If you want a luxurious fruity mass crowd pleaser, Saudi Arabia. If you want...
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    Re: Fashion King Karl Lagerfeld passed away

    His work rate was phenomenal. Most talented designers get by on 1/10th of Karl’s work rate.
  92. Re: Name an expensive fragrance that people should avoid because it is bad.

    Well in that case, too bad you started out here by attacking a creative director who has been in the industry for decades, has supported and interacted with the fragrance community at length and has...
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    Re: thoughts on geranium as a note?

    Like some others here, I think it adds nice complexity to a fragrance but I don’t like it as a lead note.

    i thoroughly dislike it in Geranium Pour Monsieur and Platinum Egoist, and recently I have...
  94. Re: Name an expensive fragrance that people should avoid because it is bad.

    10 posts in and you have a go at Roja Dove. Nice one.
  95. Re: Name an expensive fragrance that people should avoid because it is bad.

    A lot of Xerjoffs! Alexandria II, More than Words being two examples. Its a shame because I liked Nio and Uden
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    Re: What makes Baccarat 540 Rouge sooo good?

    The secret is a big dose of ambroxan. Often mistaken for then spiky woody ambers that plague male fragrances, ambroxan is actually just a smell-good additive that smells amazing in high...
  97. Re: What's your least favorite fragrance in your collection?

    I will tell you once I’ve sold it! :laugh:

    Well, between me and you it is Zoologist Rhino. I am really over the whole Zoologist project. It’s a collection of interesting smells but I have yet to...
  98. Re: A fragrance that's become a suprising favorite in your collection?

    Great thread btw.

    We’re moving off the beaten path :thumbsup:

    Another one for me would be Molecule 02, which introduced me to the true nature of ambroxan. Clean, fresh, deep, sweet, leathery...
  99. Re: If you had to go through life with just three fragrances...

    I think it would have to be 3 Rojas. Amber Aoud, Parfum De LaNuit No.3 and Sultanate of Oman.

    Though arguably these choices are too rich and decadent to be versatile. I would never wear them...
  100. Re: great fragrances with horrible topnote that you just have to wait through to get to the good par

    I used to have fragrances like this, most notably Grey Flannel. But my collection has culled them all. I just went through my wardrobe and I don’t think there is anything there that has a horrible...
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