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    Re: Caron Third Man. Holy Mother Of *****!!!!

    If you like the Third Man, you should consider giving Vendetta (by Valentino) a shot as well.
    They both have quite similar structure, with Vendetta being the more sour of the two.
    In fact, I would...
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    Re: Basenoters love wristwatches!

    LOL... Classic :)
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents

    And if people stop their constant nagging, there'd pobably be no need for a mod intervention either.


    Only if you promise not to put them next to a Creed fragrance. :toppie: :toppie:
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents

    Oh noooooooo... we've veered off topic... someone get a diaper, quick!
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents

    Very true indeed. However, for me, the search for a perfect wristwatch is more than a search for extreme accuracy.

    I too had to ask myself whether there was a practical need to wear a wristwatch...
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents

    zr0e,

    That Navitimer photo is one beautiful eye-candy :) Thanks for sharing it.

    I tend to think of a wristwatch as a precision instrument, rather than a jewelry piece, and as such, find...
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents

    zr0e,

    Your taste in wristwatches is even more impressive. If I'm not mistaken, this beauty appears to be a Breitling.
    Could you kindly post a more detailed photo?
    It looks awesome :D
    ...
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    The Smell of Fear !

    Run across this rather bizarre article written about an even more bizarre "exhibit" currently being show cased at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Didn't take much to figure that there...
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    Re: A classy fruity for men: an oxymoron?

    Vendetta Pour Homme is considered by many to be a classy, sour fruit fragrance. Salvatore Ferragamo Pour Homme is yet another "classy" fig-based scent.

    On the other hand, Eau de Caron Forte would...
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    Re: help a girl out, please?

    Merhaba!

    Be sure to try these:

    Baldessarini (by Hugo Boss) -- A modern "sweet" twist on the pipe tobacco theme; an utter beauty.
    Jules (by Christian Dior) -- As old fashioned as they come --...
  11. Re: My girlfriend said a cologne smelled like Froot Loops...

    That's easy :)
    It must be no other than Vendetta Pour Homme; the mighty king of all sour Fruit Loops!
    It smells fantastic in this cold weather.
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    Re: YOU'LL BURN ME FOR HERESY, BUT ...

    With all the wars, misery, and famine in this world, it's rather surprising to find individuals who are still not grateful for having enough discretionary income to engage their passions. Bear in...
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    Re: What Frag(s) Literally Make You Sick?

    CDG Odeur 53, and Monsieur de Givenchy II -- The word "horrid" doesn't begin to describe the nauseating stench of these two wreaking havoc in my nostrils.

    They both had the honor of being the only...
  14. Funny Video: Mary-Kate and Ashley Perfume

    This is a rather funny video relating to Mary-Kate and Ashley Perfume:

    http://www.badtree.com/Saturday_Night_Live/wmv/Mary-Kate_and_Ashley_Perfume.htm
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme VS CSP Barbier des Iles

    You have an excellent scent memory :)

    I consider Barbier des Isles to be the smokier, yet somewhat lighter, brother of the Patou PH.
    To my nose, Patou PH has that peculiar burned-sugar smell...
  16. Display problems with the old font control codes

    Hello Grant,

    For some reason, the old font control codes from the previous board are forcing my posts to show up with these incredibly HUGE letters.
    Apparently, the new board software is not...
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    Re: Emporio Armani Night

    Here are two scents that I find quite similar to Emporio Armani Night He:


    John Varvatos
    Nemo
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    Re: Designer scents:  Two tiers?  

    Cartier, Bvlgari, and Chanel have consistently produced winners that stand the test of time.
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    Re: When a Woman Smells Best !

    Yep, Narcus! You're right! This should be moved from moderators into Female Frag discussion board as this talks about female scents... ;D[/quote]

    The Female Discussion board is for women...
  20. Re: Men's Stinky T-Shirt & Female Attraction Theor

    The topic is perfume related as it discusses, among other things, the effects of pheromones on females (Swiss ones at that, LOL) -- a rather hotly debated topic, from time to time, here on Basenotes.
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    Humans Smell Like Bloodhounds

    Latest research from UC Berkeley indicates humans capable of "egocentric localization", that is, keep their head motionless and say where the spatial source of an odor is.
    ...
  22. Men's Stinky T-Shirt & Female Attraction Theory !

    Looks like there is no shortage of sniffers around the world. This time it's a group of Swiss women voraciously sniffing men's "used" T-Shirts... LOL
    ...
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    When a Woman Smells Best !

    According to the latest scientific studies, the scent of a woman is more attractive at certain times of the month!
    This study was based on the scent of their armpit odor! *:o

    Guess who the judges...
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    Re: Mouth watering frags

    Chanel's Allure Homme Eau Fraîchissante pour l'Été is primarily a watermelon scent. Although it's a bit on the sweet side, I prefer it over the original Allure.
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    Re: Mouth watering frags

    DK Men gives me a craving for a marzipan cherry cake. Very edible scent, but not particularly mouth-watering.

    Other edible fragrances:

    * * * *Hugo Boss' Baldessarini, and YSL M7 -- Both rank...
  26. Re: Opinions on Giorgio VIP and Giorgio For Men

    It should be obvious that that eBay seller is admittedly trying to protect himself from selling his GBH at such ridiculously low price with that disclaimer.
    He might also be in violation of the eBay...
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    Re: Both of my Bvlgari Blacks are now Kaput !

    Well, my solution was a little more drastic, as I exhausted all of the other recommendations given here.
    I finally decided to get the juice out of the BB, and into the travel-size spray bottles that...
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    Re: Both Bvlgari Blacks are Kaput !

    :o
    You must be into extreme sports, LOL.
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    Re: Both Bvlgari Blacks are Kaput !

    Thanks Col.

    Unfortunately, the rotating nozzle still can't distinguish between its ON/OFF positions; and the nozzle is acting very erratically.
    Looks as if decanting may be the last solution.
    ...
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    Re: Both Bvlgari Blacks are Kaput !

    Col,

    I just saw your reply... and run the nozzle under hot water. I also placed the nozzle in boiling water for about 5 minutes.
    The problem is that the rotator still just turns, and turns, and...
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    Re: Both Bvlgari Blacks are Kaput !

    Yes, I have had BB before. :) Though this is the first time that the sprayer has gone bad on me.
    Wonder if Bvlgari knows about this probelm?
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    Re: Both Bvlgari Blacks are Kaput !

    Shifts,

    The BB bottles are made in such a way that anything short of a radical surgery would not open their top.
    I will have to resort to using plyers, and permanently damage the internal metal...
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    Both of my Bvlgari Blacks are now Kaput !

    This is rather baffling...

    Both of my Bvlgari Black bottles no longer spray (I haven't used them in about a month or so). *>:(
    The spraying mechanism is stuck, and refuses to be pushed in!
    ...
  34. The girls of 007. Ian Fleming's prescribed scents!

    I came across an interesting site about Ian Fleming, the author of the James Bond novels.
    Mr. Fleming shows his distinct preference to the following scents worn by the women of his novel's hero.
    ...
  35. Re: DK Fuel - OMG!! Ridicilous lasting power!!

    I, hereby nominate ziffy321 as the new King of the Basenotes' Black Hole of Scents :) *... Sixcats, eat your heart out... LOL


    On the contrary, I wouldn't let the beauty of the world escape me,...
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    Re: SotD Friday 5th May

    Eau Noble by the venerable house of Le Galion.
    Quite similar to Capucci Pour Homme in its overall makeup, but with a lot less lavender -- pretty old-fashioned.
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    Re: Today's Fragrance Testing

    Millésime Impérial has a metallic note that I find quite discordant.

    It's a scent that I would consider wearing during the summer season, but then it would be competing with other great fragrances...
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    Re: ONE DRAM equals...

    Guys & Gals,

    There is an excellent free program called CONVERT. It's one of the smallest, fastest, most complete conversion utilities out there.
    It even has a claim to be in use by NASA, and the...
  39. Re: This Dude Freaked Out When I Gave Him a Compli

    Pluran,

    LOL... sounds like some friends I use to have.
    Youth, testostrones, and ignorance make for one hell of an explosive brew.
    I often wonder how some of these guys feel when they reflect on...
  40. Re: This Dude Freaked Out When I Gave Him a Compli

    Wait until you get you a whiff of the Heritage EDP.
    Thankfully, Guerlain did not mess with it too much, and kept the formula pretty much the same.
    The EDP has less of the EDT's fresh top notes, but...
  41. Re: This Dude Freaked Out When I Gave Him a Compli

    I couldn't help but to laugh, and shake my head when I read some of the replies on how homophobic Western men have become.
    In the Middle-East for example, members of the same sex routinely hug and...
  42. Ladies: Here are ways to get him to change cologne

    Ladies,

    ... Came across this rather humorous fragrance-related article in the STARS and STRIPES newspaper which is published for the the U.S. military, and their families.
    The article has to do...
  43. There are ways to get him to change cologne

    Guys,

    ... Came across this rather humorous fragrance-related article in the STARS and STRIPES newspaper which is published for the the U.S. military, and their families.
    The article has to do...
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    Re: had to log back in for this...

    I know exactly how you feel, I've been there before. But now that things have settled, don't forget to do the following:

    1. Be absolutely sure that on your own eBay feedback page you indicate that...
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    Re: had to log back in for this...

    It's called: Respect for the human eyes, dude -- keeps a lot of folks on this board from squinting. ;)
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    Re: had to log back in for this...

    gooderin,

    In my experience, the typical savings gained in buying an already expensive perfume from an unknown source is neither worth the health risks, nor the constant feelings of uncertainty...
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    Re: ...On the weirder side of things

    Thanks for the compliments guys.


    I picked Oscar For Men, and although I'm "happy" to have had that experience, I end up shelving the scent for now. I have yet to find an occasion suitable for...
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    ...On the weirder side of things

    This weird overcast weather that we've been having lately in Southern California seems to be doing "wonders" to one's mood.

    I was trying to go out of my way to find something that I had not worn...
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    Re: About the discontinued Ungaro (I)

    LOL...
    And if there is no mention of everyone's favorite cat (civet) in Ungaro I, I'll gladly drink my three bottles along with whatever aftershave you couldn't finish! *;D

    To: small_nose

    I...
  50. Thread: John Varvatos

    by godzilla
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    Re: John Varvatos

    At first, I dismissed John Varvatos as yet another generic leather attempt by a designer... not so!
    I have began to develop quite an appreciation for this beauty.
    Comparison-wise, I find it quite...
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    Re: Fragrance for interviews?

    LOL. I do not believe too many actors, or for that matter most politicians, fall into the "conservative" category nowadays.
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    Re: Fragrance for interviews?

    Aramis was directly responsible for one of my cousins not getting a job (he is an engineer). One of his five interviewers was later overheard saying that he really disliked his cologne, and that he...
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    Re: Hot / Humid weather - Recommendation needed

    When it's hot and humid, I try to stay away from the sweet, cloying fragrances and instead stick with the ones which have that extra dry, sharp citrus notes in them -- like Eau d'Hadrien. Two other...
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    Re: Fragrance for a pagan

    Hi Peace,

    I understand that you're being very selective these days about your fragrances. I'd therefore suggest that you first sample the Lucifer series before committing to a large bottle.
    Aedes...
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    Re: Fragrance for a pagan

    Passage d'Enfer gets the thumbs up. However, there are more (off the beaten path) options available:

    * *o *Valentino Vendetta -- Sancho Panza, get me my sickle... I see nothing but blood!
    * *o...
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    Re: Parfums Le Guide by Luca Turin translation

    Finally, a translation with an added human touch.
    A very hearty thank you to you helg.
    Keep it up!
  57. Thread: Dunhill ?

    by godzilla
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    Re: Dunhill ?

    Just a shortening of the expression "smell like a million bucks." A billion would be better of course. :)
    [/quote]

    LOL... Back when the phrase "smells like a million bucks" was popular (1900's?),...
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    Re: Allergic Reaction

    Tracking down sources of allergens can be indeed difficult.

    Keep in mind that fragrances are made up of dozens of different unlisted ingredients, and any one of them might be the culprit for your...
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    Re: Something you don't see every day!

    Stranger still, even the juice is slightly slanted!!! *:o ::) *;D ;D
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    Re: The best men's rose scent?

    Heh Heh Heh *;D
    I think Rush for Men would be more appropriate for those special occasions!
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    Re: The best men's rose scent?

    I was very tempted to use the phrase 'masculine rose', but upon deeper reflection found it rather oxymoronic.

    You see, throughout history men have always thought of females as the softer, more...
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    Monsieur de Givenchy Haute Concentration

    Monsieur de Givenchy Haute Concentration

    See: http://www.basenotes.net/community/YaBB.pl?num=1142663822
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    Re: Something you don't see every day!

    Congratulations Griff. You're probably the only Basenoter in possession of this rarity; guard it well. *;)
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    Re: Eau De Hadrien Puzzlement - Solved!

    Thanks for the compliment Scentemental, the feeling is mutual.

    You know, for whatever reason, the thought of overlying the Hadrien EDT on top of the Absolu had not even crossed my mind to this...
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    Re: Eau De Hadrien Puzzlement - Solved!

    Nailed!

    I have both the Absolu, and the EDT versions, and must admit that I have already gone thru two EDT bottles, while the Absolu has only been sprayed a few times.
    The spicy 'punch' that I...
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    Re: Something you don't see every day!

    Yup, but... http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons7/27.gif
    Mmm....http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons7/23.gif
    Don't you seem it to be a post-positioned label, do...
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    Re: Something you don't see every day!

    Actually it's not all that unusual for some of the fragrance houses to come out with these exceptions. Case in point: Antaeus Sport; and of course Guerlain.
    It was probably a 'limited edition'...
  68. Re: 11 Colognes For Every Man -- Article by AskMen

    I guess this makes most Basenoters very unpredictable *;D
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    Re: Something you don't see every day!

    My apologies for the late response gentlemen, been rather busy...

    This used oddity is still up for sale on eBay: *http://tinyurl.com/n7qxw
  70. 11 Colognes For Every Man -- Article by AskMen.com

    Here is the '11 Colognes For Every Man' article in AskMen.com (sponsored in part by Perfume-Bay):

    * * * *http://www.askmen.com/fashion/trends_100/142_fashion_men_a.html

    Interesting choices......
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    Something you don't see every day!

    Monsieur de Givenchy Haute Concentration *:o :-? :o

    http://i19.ebayimg.com/03/i/06/86/17/88_1.JPG

    Who would have thought?
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    Ombre Rose variations (Cologne vs. EDT)

    Does anyone know the difference (scent wise) between the Ombre Rose Cologne, and the Ombre Rose L'Original EDT ?

    Thanks!

    Ombre Rose Cologne
    http://i7.ebayimg.com/02/i/06/88/76/96_1.JPG

    ...
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    Re: Is Day/Night & season distinction valid?

    Welcome aboard.

    If you like Nobile, you should definitely look into Monsieur de Givenchy. It's an excellent Verbena/Citrus based fragrance.
    Well suited for office as it stays clean and subtle....
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    Re: Gucci pour Homme - the vintage?

    Yes, I can tell you how it smells now! *:)
    It is an amazing incensy, spicy fragrance. It has a rather distinctive tobacco/wood accord which stays pretty linear throughout its dry down.
    Not a...
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    Re: mineralic scents?

    The term mineral encompasses a huge number of metalic substances as well.
    Check this amazing site for details: http://mineral.galleries.com/minerals/interest.htm
    [/quote]
    I know godzilla... also...
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    Re: mineralic scents?

    The term mineral encompasses a huge number of metalic substances as well.
    Check this amazing site for details: http://mineral.galleries.com/minerals/interest.htm
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    Re: mineralic scents?

    Elements (by Hugo Boss) is highly 'mineralic' (LOL, where else would you get to use words like this?): http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120556.html

    L'Anarchiste (by Caron) is another...
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    Fragrance related videos, and ads

    Some nice eye candies from Belgium:

    * * * *Videos: http://www.couleurparfum.com/video.html

    * * * *Ads: The alphabet listing is located immediately below the respective photos
    * * * * * **...
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    Fragrance related videos, and ads

    Some nice eye candies from Belgium:

    * * * *Videos: http://www.couleurparfum.com/video.html

    * * * *Ads: The alphabet listing is located immediately below the respective photos
    * * * * * **...
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    Re: Gucci pour Homme

    Lucky brothers *:)

    Gucci has a slant toward incense usage in majority of its lineup.
    Rush for Men is perhaps the most 'incensy' of all, and I think it'll also meet your expectations of being...
  81. Re: Who makes better fragrances - Italians or Fren

    The French dominate the market for good reason :)

    When I want simple and spicy, I go with the Spanish fragrances (Esencia Loewe, Quorum, ...)
    Italian, for their expertise in handling woods.
    And...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 12 March

    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui -- spicy elegance.
  83. Re: Is perfumebay a good place to order Creeds fro

    Of all the fragrances reported by users, Creed seems to be the most problematic in terms of its consistency -- not only scent-wise, but in its packaging as well.

    P.S. I would have assumed that...
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    Re: Get to know your Spices!

    Click on it, and you shall have the answer! *;D



    I'm sure if you were to contact them, and impart your suggestions in a 'poetic' manner they might consider flavorings, and perhaps even...
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    Re: Get to know your Spices!

    Glad to know I wasn't the only one scratching my head regarding the "sugar" entry. (Misery loves company!)
    Here is a partial definition of "spice" according to Wikipedia:

    "A spice is a dried...
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    Get to know your Spices!

    Here is a nice little resource relating to the world of spices from the UCLA Biomedical Library.
    Checkout the entire left hand column for useful links.
    ...
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    Re: Archetypal frags?

    Welcome aboard Ben. This is a pretty thought provoking post.

    Scientist? *Odeur 53

    Soldier?
    * * * * * * * NATO: *Quorum
    * * * * * * * Russian: Monsieur Rochas
    * * * * * * * remaining...
  88. Scent Pyramid for: Oscar de la Renta pour Lui

    -- Oscar de la Renta pour Lui

    Here is a short description, along with the scent pyramid from their web site:

    * * * *"A raw, authentic, chypre leather, fragrance with a spicy touch.
    * * * *...
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    Re: Do Women Really Smell Better?

    Excllent post (as usual) Sanddrift.

    Regarding note #5, I recall coming across an article stating that the scent receptors in humans have the capacity to regenerate themselves (every twenty...
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    Re: emotional scents

    You may want to avoid wearing a scent when you're about to participate in an activity which could bring about a state of emotional upheaval, especially the negative kind. The scent will cause you to...
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    Re: Men's frag with vanilla and melon notes?

    Looks like Chanel's Allure Homme Eau Fraîchissante pour L'Été is what you're looking for.
    Powdery watermelon note added to the classic Allure scent -- primarily a summer fragrance.
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    Re: Any really nice grapefruit scents?

    Oh, I'd love to do the honor. Just let me know, and I'll FedEx my nose to you overnight.
    Please treat it gently as it's been rather heavily overworked lately! *;D
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    Re: Any really nice grapefruit scents?

    You may want to to try Eau d'Hadrien (by Annick Goutal).
    It's perhaps one of the freshest, most citrusy of all summer fragrances that I know of.
    The EDP version is a bit muted in terms of its sharp...
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    Re: Tobacco, but not just any tobacco

    I find Versace L'Homme to be quite similar to D&G PH.
    It's certainly more sharper in terms of its citrus notes, and packs quite a bit of tobacco too.

    Though the tobacco note is not explicitly...
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    Re: Rose & Leather

    Nothing in my inventory even remotely resembles Acteur.
    That smell of burnt caramel and pear scent is quite unique.
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    Desert Rain (by: Panama Jack)

    Desert Rain (by: Panama Jack)
    -- Made in Spain

    http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/1420/panamajack3yy.jpg
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    Re: Reference for frag houses by country?

    Hmmm... Still no mention of any fragrances from Russia?
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    Re: SotD Thursday Feb 23

    SOTE: Romeo Gigli
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    Re: New Kouros experience

    "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in." *[Michael Corleone in The Godfather]
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    Re: SotD Thursday Feb 23

    R de Capucci (by: Roberto Capucci)

    A "reserved" Monsieur de Givenchy.
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