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  1. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Today I put on 8 sprays of Chanel Sycomore.
  2. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Six sprays of Silver Mountain Water.
  3. Re: Looking for suggestions for a summer scent that lasts and projects

    Monsieur Balmain is a long lasting lemon verbena chypre.
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    Re: The Weirder the Better 2017

    I think Geranium Pour Monsieur is one of those weird scents, with its peppermint, geranium leaf, and ambroxan.
    Another weird one, and a masterpiece, is Vero Onda - a dirty and disconcerting vetiver.
  5. Thread: manly & powerful

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    Re: manly & powerful

    From the list provided: Jules.
    Another one thrown in for consideration: Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    A lady came into my office wearing Coco - she is an octogenarian and it smelled great on her. I have a bottle of vintage Coco extrait and reserve it for nighttime at home.
  7. Re: Do you consider Guerlain Vetiver as one of the best classic men's fragrance of all-time?

    Thanks, dude. I only have a version which is around four years old. I need to score me some vintage.
  8. Re: Do you consider Guerlain Vetiver as one of the best classic men's fragrance of all-time?

    Why is that the case for you? I've never tried the vintage, but I did try the ribbed bottle, which I never liked, and then liked it when they put it into the rectangular bottle identical to one Habit...
  9. Thread: Sorry

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    Re: Sorry

    rulopbo is apparently still a teenager and has neither the knowledge of what depression is, on top of the typical teenager sense of knowing everything, as well as the total lack of empathy and sense...
  10. Thread: Sorry

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    Re: Sorry

    Jesus, Grant, the way you described it hits straight to the heart - I've experienced that perspective of life that depression presents to you all my life and have never really been able to articulate...
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    Re: L'Occitan thoughts

    I love their Vetyver - my bottle is from 2003 and really isn't green to me like many vetivers but instead is warm and quite comforting with the influence of nutmeg.
  12. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Today was four sprays of Masque Russian Tea, which is a shitload considering how potent this stuff is.
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    Re: Aftelier Perfumes Sample Pass

    Wow, Vanilla Smoke sounds right up my alley.
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    Re: Your Swiss Army knife niche (besides Aventus).

    Tam Dao
    Any of my vetivers
  15. Re: How Many Colognes In Your Collection Were JUST Because Of The Bottle?

    Brilliant.
  16. Re: How Many Colognes In Your Collection Were JUST Because Of The Bottle?

    I blind-bought L'Envol because of the good reviews and the bottle design pushed me over the edge, without a doubt. I figured it would not be that high quality of a design and composition (bottle,...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    I smelled Vero Rubj wafting by me at the ballet last night. That was a pleasant surprise.
  18. Thread: Geek Fragrances

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    Re: Geek Fragrances

    Oh yeah, you don't hear about No 18 much. I have a sample of this and found it very interesting when I've worn it.
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    Re: Parfum Satori from Japan

    Crap, I just read this about her husband. Thanks for sharing your experience.
  20. Thread: Iris Sample Pass

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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    I also recommend Masque L'Attesa.
  21. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Today I'm wearing eight sprays of Comme des Garçons Blue Santal.
  22. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    I wore four sprays of Annick Goutal Vetiver today and loved the tobacco dry down, so I put on another twelve sprays this evening to wallow in it. I guess this is my Valentine Darling this year.
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    Re: Best classy everyday scent

    Tam Dao - vintage EdT
    Rochas Lui
    Chanel Pour Monsieur - vintage, before they castrated it by removing the oak moss
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Geranium Pour Monsieur

    And a newcomer I'd like to add is...
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    Re: Best Guerlain ever ....

    I don't want to jump to conclusions since I've only been wearing it for three weeks, but it's up there with Vol de Nuit for me and I can easily see why people consider it the best of all time.
  25. Re: Bloomberg article on how to wear perfumes (for men)

    You mean shorts?
  26. Re: Houses That DON'T Have a Distinct, Signature Smell?

    Yep, but that's not what the OP was asking.
  27. Re: Houses That DON'T Have a Distinct, Signature Smell?

    I have to agree with all of Suspended's points in this thread - there are very, very few lines of fragrances which have a "signature smell", which is what the original post requested examples of and...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Oh shit, now I'm stressed out that your expectations are too high!
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Tried The Different Company's Adjatay today on my arm and I was very impressed with the deep animalic tuberose they achieved there. There's something there, bearing in mind this is a first...
  30. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Nine sprays of Cartier L'Envol this afternoon and evening.
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    Re: Best Guerlain ever ....

    I'm generally not a fan of vanilla, at all, in fragrances, but my recent discovery of the magnificence of Shalimar makes me want to try the vintage Spirituese Double Vanilla. Is there a smoky quality...
  32. Re: Houses That DON'T Have a Distinct, Signature Smell?

    As a third party, I didn't get that he was saying that at all.
  33. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Today it was sunny after all of that rain which hit Northern California, so I wore eleven sprays of Penhaligons Ostara.
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    Re: Best Leather perfumes

    I get a strong cold cream note in Cuir d'Ange which turns me off.
    The smoky vanilla, combined with the animalic base, gives Shalimar a fantastic leather drydown.
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    Re: Best Guerlain ever ....

    I think it will always be Vol de Nuit in extrait form. To me, it's perfect.
    I've very recently fallen in love with Shalimar extrait, with the persistent brightness of lemon as a foil to the...
  36. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Very gracious offerings.
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    Re: Tell me about Rochas Lui

    It's a masterpiece of men's fragrances. It is a nod to older style of fragrances - more of a next sentence in the narrative of men's fragrances and it is a damn, damn shame that is discontinued. It...
  38. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    This evening I just put on eleven sprays of Chergui.
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    Re: Looking for something rich and full bodied

    Coeur du Desert
    Derby has leather but so much more.
    Get a sample of Jules.
  40. Thread: Geek Fragrances

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    Re: Geek Fragrances

    Oud 27 is an excellent example of what I'm talking about in the original post.
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    Re: This is driving me crazy

    What?! Are you people nuts?
  42. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Fourteen sprays of Papillon Anubis this evening. I'm catching notes now which make me think this could be named "Gucci Pour Homme I Intense".
  43. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    I decided to stay at home, order a pizza, and watch the Super Bowl - 13 sprays of Interlude Man. Don't believe me? Step outside and smell.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Yup! Amazing fragrance. This is sacrilege, but Cuir Pleine Fleur is everything Fahrenheit should be.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I'm loving the bottle of Alt-Innsbruck I'm using as an aftershave. First, the mint in it is so refreshing when applied to my face and it's a perfect foil for the sweet tobacco flower, which I'm under...
  46. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    10 sprays today of Cartier L'Envol.
  47. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays of Guerlain Vetiver.
  48. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    I had the day off so I put on eight sprays of Morabito Or Black and just applied four more to freshen things up a bit before bed.
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    Re: Old fragrances that smell 'modern'

    To many, the opening of Mouchoir de Monsieur is a diaper filler.
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    Re: Old fragrances that smell 'modern'

    I agree with the Guerlain Vetiver but my interpretation of the original post is that, while Habit Rouge is absolutely timeless, it doesn't really smell modern to me, but only to the detriment of...
  51. Re: Fragrances that deserve more attention / mention! - Round 2

    I have to say that Comme des Garçons Daphne Guinness is a fantastic fragrance which is never discussed from what I've seen.
  52. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Heh, today I put on 9 sprays of Aoud Cuir d'Arabie.
  53. Re: Fragrances that deserve more attention / mention! - Round 2

    I have to throw in for consideration Parfumerie Generale Iris Taizo - a warm iris fragrance that is perfect for cold winter days.
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    Re: Best "Clove" Fragrances for Men?

    Wow, I forgot about Catalyst - my dad used to have a bottle of this that looked like a test tube.
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    Re: Best "Clove" Fragrances for Men?

    L'Eau de L'Eau by Diptyque has a fantastic clove component.
    Also recommend Chanel Coco.
  56. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    10 sprays of Rochas Lui.
  57. Thread: Geek Fragrances

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    Re: Geek Fragrances

    Interesting. I know Dans tes Bras is supposed to have a lot of Cashmeran. I need to o find a sample of the pure stuff.
  58. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    This evening I put on 12 sprays of Tauer Lonesome Rider.
  59. Re: Which Cologne Bottle Designs Do You Think Are The Best - Regardless Of The Quality Of The Juice?

    I love the Comme des Garçons 2 bottle designs.
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    Also Halston Z-14 pinched bottle is a classic.
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    I really like the Masque bottles and the cap, especially L'Attesa.
    60929
    A recent...
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    Re: Most "INTERESTING" fragrance for a date?

    Find out what her creepy uncle wears.
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    Re: Indian Place Names in Perfumery

    Golconda by JAR.
  62. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    I just ordered a customized Scent For The Soul! The components I requested (you get to choose seven) are:

    Narcissus
    Styrax
    Oak Moss
    Ambergris
    Cardamom
    Geranium
    Moroccan Cedar
  63. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    I was definitely "WTF??" when I first opened this thread, but I really now enjoy enjoy the decadence of wearing so much fragrance. However, I do it just at home - absolutely never at work, unless...
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    Re: Masterful Creed: Calling bug a feature

    I have a strong dislike for Creed, but I actually envy your perspective on this because I know that I'm not letting just my nose do the deciding on what to buy and wear and therefore doing myself a...
  65. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    He will have the best smelling tent under the freeway.
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    Re: Real reason Ostara was Discontinued?

    My theory is that since it's such a hyper real narcissus, it utilized true narcissus absolute or however it was extracted, and I'm under the impression that it is quite expensive. It is indeed one of...
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    Re: Any thoughts on L'Artisan's Timbuktu?

    I've always been turned off by the note I can only describe as celery seed.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Do people really say stuff like this unironically?
  69. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Thirteen sprays this evening of 1976's Gucci Pour Homme.
  70. Re: Seriously, which are THE best DESIGNER fragrances ?

    I must say I really like Cartier L'Envol.
  71. Re: A True Lily Fragrance (not Lily-of-the-Valley/Muguet)

    I strongly recommend Passage d'Enfer by L'Artisan.
  72. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    This evening I sprayed on 8 sprays of Borneo 1834.
  73. Re: Does the possible toxicity of banned and restricted ingriedients in vintage scare anybody???

    Nope. Not one iota.
  74. Re: Perfume that smells of Indian spices, chai tea etc.

    I second the recommendation of Safran Troublant. I also recommend Parfumerie Generale Iris Taizo, which has a powdery milkiness of almond milk along with a warm cardamom component.
  75. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Today was thirteen sprays of Comme des Garçons 2 Man.
  76. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Today was a dozen dabs of Chanel No 19 extrait.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    You're a lucky man to have this bottle. It's a masterpiece which I'd love to own a bottle of.
  78. Thread: Geek Fragrances

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    Re: Geek Fragrances

    Thanks for the recommendation of Oxiana, Kumquat. I agree that myrrh is a geeky note - a freckled sibling to the bright frankincense which takes some time observing to get the beauty. I don't know if...
  79. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    12 heavy and running dabs of Shalimar extrait.
  80. Thread: Geek Fragrances

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    Re: Geek Fragrances

    This makes me think of craft brewers in the U.S. with the use of hops - many of the acclaimed beers made here are to me out of whack with the heavy use of hops. To their credit, the brewers often get...
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    Re: Most niche fragrances are very weak?

    Off the top of my head, I think of Masque Milano, whose Russian Tea and Montecristo are powerhouses. One of my favorite niche houses, Papillon, are quite powerful in content and composition. This is...
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    Re: best tobacco scent?

    Big, big fan of Tabac. He also has a jasmine and tobacco fragrance called Casablanca which is fantastic.
  83. Re: New from Diptyque: "Kimonanthe" & "Essences Insensees 2016"

    I'm glad I tried it. It's quite powerful and a little too sweet for my taste. I have a sample, though which I will try every once in a while.
  84. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Today was 10 sprays of Memoir Man.
  85. Thread: Geek Fragrances

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    Re: Geek Fragrances

    Yeah, I'd say that many of Comme des Garcons fragrances are for geeks and fits my original post - Odeur 71? Synthetic Series? Absolutely. They don't jive with the conventional wisdom of what a...
  86. Thread: Geek Fragrances

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    Re: Geek Fragrances

    You have a good point about us being kind of in a bubble where the discussion is indeed deeper than casual conversations.
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    Re: Fragrance the new second hand smoke?

    The person who wrote that article is an idiot with a flawed logic that is only slightly more benign than anti vaxxers.
  88. Thread: Geek Fragrances

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    Re: Geek Fragrances

    You speaking of salt, that is a geeky component, in my opinion. I think of Annick Goutal's Vetiver in the vintage form - it has this strong saline note which is quite strange.
  89. Thread: Geek Fragrances

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    Re: Geek Fragrances

    Chinotto, eh? I will have to check that out. Are there an fragrances in particular that has that component? I love bitter stuff.
  90. Thread: Geek Fragrances

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    Geek Fragrances

    Read GEEK, not Greek!

    Among wine lovers there is a classification of wines which are loosely applied to ones which are obscure and unconventional in style - this may be in part to the...
  91. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Today was a day off, so I wore 10 sprays of Cadavre Exquis.
    This evening, after I showered, I put on 10 sprays (six on the chest and four on the neck) of 1983 vintage Mitsouko extrait - it is...
  92. Re: Suggest a smooth dark leather/tobacco/labdanum fragrance - but be warned, I am discriminating

    Have you tried Papillon Anubis?
  93. Re: Suggest a smooth dark leather/tobacco/labdanum fragrance - but be warned, I am discriminating

    + 1
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    Re: Next fragrance house to 'discover'

    Have you tried Diptyque? Frederic Malle?
  95. Thread: Seeking advice

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    Re: Seeking advice

    Good! I'm excited that my recommendation stuck. Let us know what you think.
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    Re: Help finding an herbal fragrance.

    Yes! That's what came to mind for me as well. I would classify it as herbal and medicinal, as well as fresh and long-lasting.
  97. Thread: Seeking advice

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    Re: Seeking advice

    For your consideration is Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree.
  98. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Three sprays of Portrait of a Lady. If you don't think that's a lot then you've never worn this perfume.
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    Re: Perfumes you never get tired of

    Probably one of my most simple fragrances: Tam Dao EdT (vintage).
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    Oh wow, thanks. I'm going to have to explore this again.
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