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    Re: SotD: Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Yves Saint Laurent
    M7

    1st wearing of this in almost 2 years.



    http://s19.postimg.org/tua7y18er/YSL_M7.jpg
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    Re: It's almost time for a new bottle of...

    Like I have always said:

    If you ever finish a bottle, your collection is too small.
  3. Thread: Cdg starter?

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    Re: Cdg starter?

    CdG is not a blind-buy type of house, but I would recommend Wonderwood if I were to recommend only one. Their best scent is Avignon, but not for a blind buy unless you are in the market for the...
  4. Re: What to wear to ugly christmas sweater party?

    NY Oud. The only one that can match that sweater. If you are going to be noticed... BE NOTICED!
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    Re: How do I clean my plastic atomizer?

    I usually just throw them out. They are not that expensive (i.e. not worth the time / effort). But I completely agree that hot water and dish soap would do the trick just fine.
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    Re: Targeted Purchases for 2015

    Armani Prive Cedre Olympe if I can ever get my hands on it.
    Ormonde Jayne Black Gold - if I can ever get my hands on it.

    Neela Vermeire - Bombay Bling
    Oriza Legrand - Reve d'Ossian
    Tom Ford...
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    Re: Clean Leather - Recommendations?

    +1 Cuir Noir (Armani Prive).

    Also,
    Cuir Cannage
    Creed Royal English Leather (if you can find it)
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    Creed
    Green Irish Tweed

    http://s19.postimg.org/g21woyz83/greenirish_tweedjpg.jpg
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    Re: Creed box differences, NM vs Fragrancenet

    Packaging probably designed for different regions / markets. When you get stuff from the grey market, you never really know where it came from. Also, it may be older stock and so wouldn't reflect...
  10. Re: Kilian Intoxicated - A kinder, gentler A*Men

    Have a sample of this on it's way from LS - actually all 3 of these new by Kilian scents. Really looking forward (but not too optimistic) to giving these a try.
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    Re: Do you prefer buying or owning?

    Everything. Really like always having something coming in the door. Unfortunately.
  12. Re: Extraordinary Dry Downs and Bases: What Are The Standouts?

    Guessing it was referring to Creed's MI, and also Tuscan Leather - not Creed TL, but a Creed and also TL... I may not have cleared that up lol.
  13. Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    To paraphrase an old poker expression:

    If you don't know what an old woman smell is.... it's probably you! :cheesy:
  14. Re: Extraordinary Dry Downs and Bases: What Are The Standouts?

    Some good ones mentioned already (especially Blackbird and Royal English Leather).

    I would add by Kilian Incense Oud and Annick Goutal Les Nuits d Hadrien.

    I really enjoy those both all the way...
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    Re: The Ultimate Young Fragrance

    Yes, this is pretty close to Sublime Vanille. This would be my recommendation also.
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    Re: Best Perfumes of 2014 - Fragrantica

    I smelled a lot of great new released in 2014. Most of which were not mentioned. A lot of people on Fragrantica have smelled very few niche scents - it is far more designer / mainstream oriented...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, December 16,, 2014

    Ermenegildo Zegna
    Javanese Patchouli
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    Re: Gengis Khan - Vintage or reformulation ?

    Thanks for the info hednic! Mine may not be vintage, but I like it a lot, and if the new one is in fact different - even if just a little - then I'm glad I grabbed a bottle when I did!
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Just received my blind buy of:

    Guerlain
    Habit Rouge L'Eau


    http://s19.postimg.org/9rvy1nsur/Guerlain_Habit_Rouge_Leau.jpg
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    Re: The Ultimate Young Fragrance

    Maybe these:

    Pure Havane
    MFK Pluriel
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport
    Versace Man
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    Re: SotD: Monday, December 15, 2014.

    Me too. The more I wear this one, the more I like it. I didn't think I would like it in the winter very much, but I am really enjoying it today.
  22. Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    Some of you seem to be missing the intent of the question - and possibly intentionally so. The OP was not asking what YOUR grandma smelled like, but what reminds you of what a generic "old woman"...
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    Re: Gengis Khan - Vintage or reformulation ?

    Yep - I bought my bottle directly from MdM in November 2013. It is an EDP with silver sprayer in the urn / hand grenade / acorn / whatever bottle.

    Not sure what the original smells like, but the...
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    Re: Current top 10 favorites

    See below for my current seasonal favorites. I can easily think of 30 others that could make this list on any given day however.
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    Re: SotD: Monday, December 15, 2014.

    Bond No. 9
    Scent of Peace for Him



    http://s19.postimg.org/lljdzrcur/Bond_No9_SOPFH.jpg
  26. Re: F by Ferragamo Black (F Black by Salvatore Ferragamo)

    It doesn't get talked about much on this site, but I think it is an excellent fragrance - much better than La Nuit IMO.
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    Poll: Re: BEst fig based fragrance

    Agree with these.



    My 4 favoirtes:
    1) Armani Figuer Eden
    2) Neela - Ashoka
    3) Heeley Figuer
    4) Diptyque Philosykos
  28. Re: Chanel Sycomore: Lots of Negative and Unusual Complements

    I like Sycomore, but I can't see it pulling a lot of compliments.
  29. Re: Does anyone keep a fragrance in their collection that they hate?

    I used to get rid of the ones I didn't like. Now I keep them all - for reference. But that will probably change. Perhaps this will be the year of the purge (or at least weeding out a few nasty...
  30. Re: Spotting and trying out discountinued CREEDS at Neiman Marcus, Saks, Nordstroms, Bloomingdales

    Ah - yes, I missed the part about them being testers. I have never purchased a tester before myself. But I might be willing to if it were for a discontinued masterpiece that I didn't already have.
  31. Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    I think DHI of more of a younger woman scent personally, but agree completely with Black Aoud - I forgot about that one.
  32. Re: Spotting and trying out discountinued CREEDS at Neiman Marcus, Saks, Nordstroms, Bloomingdales

    Neiman Marcus was able to track down not one, but two bottles of Royal English Leather for me long after it was discontinued (but that was over a year ago now). I would highly recommend snapping up...
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    Re: Recommend me a long lasting fresh scent

    Very fresh. Very long lasting. Very expensive:

    Xerjoff Nio
    MFK Acqua Universalis Forte
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    Re: 2014 XMAS Day Scent

    Usually wear SL Fille en Aiguilles, but this year I think I might go with Oriza L. Legrand Reve d'Ossian. But probably will not decide until after my shower that morning.
  35. Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    Tom Ford Black Orchid
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    Re: Café Rose vs Noir de Noir

    I am going to be in the minority, but I completely agree with you. I like both, but prefer Café Rose a little.
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    Re: super sick!!! kokosicko!

    10 sprays? Surprised you were the only one who was sick. Nearly a hazmat situation I would think.
  38. Re: In this thread we review a fragrance with a picture (JPG/GIFs)

    His SotD: Andrea Maack - Coven

    http://s19.postimg.org/61wb8rh03/Mud_Bath.jpg
  39. Re: Have you ever picked up notes in a fragrance you only noticed after a long period of usage?

    Yes, but it's often the power of suggestion.

    I bet if Acqua di Gio had Leather listed as a main note, a lot people would mention it in their reviews.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, December 14, 2014

    biehl parfumkunstwerke
    al02


    http://s19.postimg.org/xnuhfpaz7/biehl_al02.jpg
  41. Re: In this thread we review a fragrance with a picture (JPG/GIFs)

    Mugler
    Pure Leather


    http://s19.postimg.org/l22mc2rwz/sneakers.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, December 13, 2014

    :thumbsup: Nice. One of my favorites this time of year!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, December 13, 2014

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    Amyris Homme


    http://s19.postimg.org/q74w10g9f/MFK_Amyris_Homme.jpg
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    Re: Kilian Reforms?

    I have heard a lot of talk about some of them being reformulated - mostly Straight to Heaven. I would be very disappointed if they are in fact watered down.
  45. Re: In this thread we review a fragrance with a picture (JPG/GIFs)

    I see sever interpretations of Kouros. Here is my mental image of the scent:


    http://s19.postimg.org/t9m03v0er/urinalcake.jpg
  46. Re: Any "new" fragrance that has got the same attention Aventus has lately?

    Nothing that comes close to Aventus yet.
  47. Re: Cheap but good quality frags that aren't widely used

    Yeah, Encre Noire is excellent for the price. Well, excellent for any price IMO.


    Kenneth Cole Black. Phenomenal and pretty cheap.

    I would also add:
    Kenneth Cole Reaction
    Perry Ellis...
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    Re: Carven Homme, best value ever?

    Blind bought this. It's ok. I personally can think of dozens of scents that I like better for the same price. So, for me, it wasn't the best value ever, but for a lot of people, it just might be.
  49. Re: The Excitement In Hand Is Unreal !!!!!!!!!

    I got in on a split of this a while ago - I should be getting it tomorrow! Very curious to try this one.
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    Re: Has anyone tried Malle's Noir Epices?

    Not a fan at all. Very sharp and cold. Borderline scrubber for me.
  51. Re: In this thread we review a fragrance with a picture (JPG/GIFs)

    Dior
    Leather Oud

    http://s19.postimg.org/5hcosbydv/Petting_Zoo_Camel.jpg
  52. Re: In this thread we review a fragrance with a picture (JPG/GIFs)

    Annick Goutal
    Encens Flamboyant


    http://s19.postimg.org/nt3c9h70z/Cigarette.jpg
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    Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino, discuss

    Slightly soapy extremely long lasting neroli. As far as neroli scents go, this is one of the tops for sure.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, December 12, 2014

    Heeley
    Agarwoud


    http://s19.postimg.org/cw014oyxf/Heeley_Agarwoud.jpg
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    Re: what is your favorite montale and why?

    Aoud Legacy

    However, it doesn't smell like what people come to Montale for. It certainly doesn't smell like so many others - it's a Montale attempt at something like BN9 Scent of Peace for Him. ...
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    Re: What is your favorite Creed and why?!

    Spice & Wood

    Never really know how to answer the "and why" part of these questions. It just smells perfect - classy, clean, fresh, long lasting, versatile, modern, etc.....
  57. Re: Blind buy gone good. Very good! Masque Russian Tea

    Congrats. I have this on my short list of things to sample soon. Sounds like a winner.
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    Re: What is your holiday present to yourself?

    Thanks Jack - I had read your review on this - it was one of the reasons that pushed me into pulling the trigger on this one!
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    Re: What is your holiday present to yourself?

    Thought I just might have been done for the year, but just blind bought 2 more things:

    Guerlain Habit Rouge Sport
    Guerlain Habit Rouge L'Eau

    Hopefully I will be all set until Jan 1, when I can...
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    Re: Neroli Portofino OR Mandarino Di Amalfi

    Agree. Except I do get just as good performance from Nio (possibly better).
  61. Re: In this thread we review a fragrance with a picture (JPG/GIFs)

    Penhaligon's
    Blenheim Bouquet


    http://s19.postimg.org/yh738bh03/Froot_Loops.jpg
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    Re: Do you use perfume every day?

    Always. Average about 2 different ones / day.
  63. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    Yeah, like others, I am not sure what you use to determine your "overall".



    Coco
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    1984
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    9
    3
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 4!

    That's pretty close to how I feel about many Mona di Orio scents. This one included. Not the worst from MdO, but nothing I want to wear really.
  65. Re: Any modern designer fragrances dominated with rose?

    Very underrated IMO.


    Of course, there is Egoiste also.
  66. Re: In this thread we review a fragrance with a picture (JPG/GIFs)

    1) post a photo on a server that has public access - or open an account on a site such as: http://postimg.org/
    2) Click the 3rd icon from the right above the text area ("Insert Image"). Paste the...
  67. Re: In this thread we review a fragrance with a picture (JPG/GIFs)

    Bond No. 9
    New Haarlem




    http://s19.postimg.org/kkyuwfkr7/pancakes.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, December 11, 2014

    Amouage
    Jubilation XXV


    http://s19.postimg.org/5l1pkvob7/Amouage_Jubilation_XXV.png
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    Re: What is your favorite Amouge?! and WHY?

    My 3 favoirtes:

    Jubilation XXV
    Epic Man
    Memoir Man


    My wife love Interlude Man on me, but I think there is WAY too much oregano in it (otherwise I think I would love this one too).
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    Re: Something that smells like...

    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
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    Re: $200 to blow help me pick a new fragrance

    Some great ones mentioned, I would add these options:

    Ormonde Jayne - Ormonde Man
    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven (50ml refill)
    Dior Homme Sport 2012
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    Re: Confession - Slightly embarrassed

    Only wore it once so far from a sample I have - thought it was pretty decent. Actually haven't bought a bottle of it yet, but it's possible. Just didn't wow me like I was hoping. But certainly...
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    Re: My Top 5 Worst of the Worst Fragrances

    I have to update my list to mention one ghastly piece of bad:

    nu_be Mercury

    Mercury is so bad I lost all respect for nu_be - and I was quite a fan of the first 4. Mercury smells like an old...
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    Re: Top Ten Winter Fragrances

    See below for my current top 10. But could easily put as many as 50 into that top 10 based on my mood.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Remy Latour
    Cigar

    http://s19.postimg.org/rli9bgx5f/Remy_Latour_Cigar.jpg



    Blind buy based on what I read about it. It was only $11. Just from a quick spray, I think it smells just like I...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Wow - that's a good deal. I'm going to have to look into that.
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    Re: People Defending SAs

    Someday soon, fragrances will just come out of a vending machine. Then we won't need to be upset with sales people who don't know as much as we do.

    Personally, I don't need an SA to tell me...
  78. Re: What was your First Fragrance that triggered collecting?

    It wasn't really a fragrance that triggered this for me. It was running out of a fragrance (Hugo Element). I went to put it on one day (the only fragrance I had), and it was empty. So, I went on...
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    Re: How was your hobby in the pre-Internet era?

    This was not a hobby until not too long ago. I had never had more than 1 bottle of anything. I usually smelled like soap / shampoo... or an ashtray, since I used to be a pack / day smoker.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    Madhat
    SantL
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    Re: Tam Dao, not what I was expecting

    Own and love Tam Dao EDT & EDP. If you think the EDT is a little too sawdust-y, try the EDP.

    +1 Sacred Wood.


    Also, my SotD - Mathat SantL. But I think that was a limited run, and is no...
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    Poll: Re: Fear of Vintage

    There are a few scents I would certainly like the vintage version of, but most of the scents I love don't have a "vintage" version yet.
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    Re: Blind Buying 24 Gold?

    It's pretty sweet, but if you like 1 Million and Pure Malt, you will probably like it. It's a very good scent with great longevity. Not expensive, so I would say to do it!
  84. Re: Does anyone think Clive Christian 1872 smells similar to Aventus?

    Absolutely love both. That is where the similarities end IMO.
  85. Re: If you have to downsize your wardrobe, which fragrances will you let go?

    I just can't bring myself to get rid of any. Maybe next year they will click! No harm in keeping them around. A few I could probably do without, but hard to bring myself to it.
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    Re: Your next "must-have" fragrance.

    Lol - yeah, I have the EDP. Absolutely love it. That's why I am looking forward to giving the EDT a blind buy. Probably can't improve upon the EDP, but GV with a twist would be another great...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, December 9,, 2014

    Oriza L. Legrand
    Vetiver Royal Bourbon


    http://s19.postimg.org/kin7aslhv/T2i_00010441_sm.jpg
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    Re: People Defending SAs

    Well, they don't get paid that much. And the turnover is pretty high I would think. I'm sure these companies have decided that it's just not too smart to invest a lot of money training these people...
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    Re: What's in your car?

    I never keep any fragrances in my car. I will grab an atomizer and put it in my pocket if I need a fragrance for the road.
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    Re: Kilian Straight to Heaven??

    Milky smell? You sure you have the right stuff?
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    Re: My early Christmas present - WOO HOO !!

    Congratulations! I have never smelled this one. May be worth looking into.
  92. Thread: 1 billion

    by dougczar
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    Re: 1 billion

    Inflation
  93. Re: Best burning incense type of frag besides M7 and the CDG Incense series.

    Bond No. 9 Silver Factory
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    Re: I don't understand Harrods Swarovski Oud

    Huh. I have actually been in quite a few horse stalls in my life. Didn't realize they came any other way.
  95. Re: IT'S FINALLY HERE!! My first Niche Bottle!! (pics)

    Congratulations!

    But all I can think when I look at those pics is "don't drop it!"
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    Re: Recommend me my next fragrance

    Monsieur Balmain if you can find it. Or perhaps if you liked AdG, you could try AdG Essenza.
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    Re: How is Clive Christian 1872 men?

    One of the best scents I own, Unique, rich, complex citrusy scent that lasts 10 hours. Absolutely love this one. Probably my favorite From CC - but still haven't tried L.
  98. Re: Amyris Homme...Don't judge this too quickly

    Probably my favorite from this house. Always enjoy wearing it. Just received 30ml of it the other day - and I wasn't even out yet. Very underrated scent here. Just might be my SotD tomorrow.
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    Re: I don't understand Harrods Swarovski Oud

    This was a blind buy for me a few years ago. Wasn't quite my style. I sold it about a year ago. It came off a bit skanky to me - along the lines of Dior Leather Oud. Has the petting zoo oud vibe...
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    Re: Suggestions for my next Armani Prive

    I am a very big fan of the whole Armani Prive line personally.

    Other than the 2 you already tried, I would recommend these for a try:

    Oud Royal - one of the best scents I have ever smelled. ...
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