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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 21st June, 2017

    Paul Stuart Citrus just purchased.
  2. Re: Paul Stuart Releases New Fragrances Under the House Name

    Would love to hear your take on this one. I will try the Woody and Spice versions later in the year.
  3. Re: Paul Stuart Releases New Fragrances Under the House Name

    This isn't a "House" per se, it's a Mens' Store in NYC. It used to have an awesome fragrance which was discontinued when the provider went out of business. Now they are coming back with three "In...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th June, 2017

    Paul Stuart new Citrus.
  5. Paul Stuart Releases New Fragrances Under the House Name

    Paul Stuart has just released three new fragrances under the Paul Stuart house name with the clever exotic descriptives of: Citrus, Woods, and Spices. Despite the rather generic names, they are...
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    Re: NEW: L'Homme Accompli by Divine!

    Will be ordering L'Homme Accompli from them in Dinard soon. A great fragrance line from some very nice people.

    If you are a Divine fan, look up Dinard, France and see the beautiful place where...
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    Re: Next fragrance house to 'discover'

    Parfums Divine Mens' fragrances are very good. You can buy from lucky scent or directly from them in France, which I do.
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    I bought it blind and like it. I wear it to work (lightly applied) on chilly days and one of my colleagues loves it. So I wear it. She is very attractive.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th January, 2017

    Grafton from a sample.
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    Re: New from Truefitt & Hill Apsley Cologne

    Funny, I recently re-tried Grafton, and liked it a lot more than I did years ago when I reviewed it. Not only are fragrances reformulated, but sometimes we should reformulate our reviews, which I...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th December, 2016

    Truefitt & Hill Sandalwood, from a sample. Surprisingly it is very nice. I wasn't expecting that.
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    Re: Pulling off 1980s scents today

    I like JHL a lot and wear it in the cooler months, like now, actually. Is Polo Safari an 80s creation? I wore it in that time frame, and for some reason have been thinking about getting again, but...
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    Re: Auto Company Fragrances

    +1 for Bentley Intense; very nice and unlike the automobile, the price is on the low side for fragrances. Women like this one very much on the gents....
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    Re: New from Truefitt & Hill Apsley Cologne

    No one has actually tried Apsley as yet?
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    Re: Big, Belching, Birch Tar!

    Elsha 1776
  16. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Divine l'homme accompli, and it smells tres bien!
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    Re: Givenchy Incense, which version to buy?

    Paying $194 for a "Rare" bottle of vintage was no great prize. It is nice, and I will wear it, and it may eventually become something to treasure, but I don't see the "greatness" yet.
    Bottom line: ...
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    Re: Masculine Tuberose

    I am curious, when you say the Richard James is too high pitched, or strident what does that mean? Do you mean it is too sharp a fragrance? Too strong a scent? I am been mulling purchasing it, and...
  19. Re: Quintessential English Gentleman's Fragrances?

    If I may suggest, Elite by Floris.
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    Re: Suggestions for future sampling

    I am working on these, and would like to see others joining:

    Deco London
    Gentlemen's Tonic
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    Re: New fragrance house : Deco London

    Not that there's a groundswell on interest in these fragrances, but I thought I would post mid-way through my extensive initial samplings. First of all, all three are excellent fragrances; not...
  22. Re: New fragrance (?) - Cuir Vetiver by Yves Rocher

    "Bright leather notes", what are "bright leather notes?! I know soft leather notes; warm leather notes; strong leather notes, but not bright leather notes....Bright seems to be the wrong word to...
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    Re: Basenotes Kiss My Ass now at LuckyScent

    I suppose this is at the opposite end of the spectrum from Sillage's new fragrance "Dignified".
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Elsha 1776-- after contemplating it; avoiding it; ignoring it, I bought it. It is in it's own strange little way very special. Strange but special, and mysterious. And I was 'wowed" by it.
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Smelled it, really didn't care for it. Didn't understand the hype.
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    I was way overboard on buying fragrances so about 4 years ago when we were remodeling our bathroom, I threw out about half of my collection (the bottles were really more than half empty) thinking I...
  27. Re: Does the price of a fragrance equate to its longevity/sillage?

    Nope, you can not assume that price= longevity or sillage.
  28. Re: About ELSHA......1776 Russian Leather & what else have they produced?

    One other person to thank who was a very big earlier promoter of Elsha and that was the late Two Roads, of happy memory. One of the greatest of the older generation of basenoters, and a friend to...
  29. Re: Barber shop Gentleman's Tonic launch trio of fragrances

    I agree, the names are eminently forgettable. Since they are in the West End/Mayfair area, they could have named the fragrances after some of the streets or landmarks in that area. I am never going...
  30. Re: About ELSHA......1776 Russian Leather & what else have they produced?

    I think both silage and longevity are pretty moderate. This is a strange fragrance. It's not "strong" but it hangs in there for a decent period of time. I would say that silage is not...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

    Totally in love with Elsha, and sticking with it on Wednesday New Year's Eve eve.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 29th December, 2015

    Elsha 1776 because it is great, and in memory of Two Roads, who was a big proponent of this fragrance.
  33. Re: Which Fragrance Won You Over With The Unexpected Dry Down?

    Hugh Parsons Traditional Blue (as it is called) has an amazing dry down. At first it smells citrusy and starchy; and when it dries down it is heaven.
  34. Re: About ELSHA......1776 Russian Leather & what else have they produced?

    Reviving this thread: the Elsha 1776 website is still functioning and they are still selling this very fine mens' scent. I bought a bottle on sale for $41 and it came within three days. That's...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, December 28, 2015

    Aramis Private Reserve, from the last of the best, trying to finish it up.
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    Re: Frederic Malle Monsieur - new fragrance!

    Has anyone tried, gotten a sample or bought Monsieur yet? Any interim thoughts, pray tell?
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    Scentimental One: You may be very lucky, Dress Code seems to have disappeared from all the outlets I know about in NYC.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2015!

    Finally Elsha 1776, I have no idea why………It was on sale. I hope it is as good as it was back in the day when it got a lot of attention here.
  39. Re: Barber shop Gentleman's Tonic launch trio of fragrances

    Started testing them today. The early favorite is Honos, although Junzi is very good too. I don't get a distinctive "barbershop" vibe from any of these. They are very good; but nostalgic...
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    Re: Any good anti aging face cream

    Dermagenics Mens' Anti-Aging Moisturizer is excellent. I have sensitive skin and it is great for keeping skin look great. I combine that with Omega 3 capsules everyday; to wonderful effect.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 26th December, 2015

    Quentin by Deco London
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    Re: New fragrance house : Deco London

    Well, I have worn all three over Christmas, and will continue to do so for the next few days. I have to say these are fairly complex and well structured fragrances that are not terribly easy to...
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    Re: Royal Briar Cologne - Fans?

    Well, after having run out of Royal Briar some time ago, it is time to reorder from Carroll & Co. Sorry to see that the price in 8 years has going from $25 to $45; but I guess that is to be...
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    Re: Notes in Royal Briar cologne?

    This seems to be a well-kept secret. It is hard to review as well. You have to review more by analogy than notes.
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    Re: Worst Fragrance Ever???

    Outrageous! It smells like a laundry mat or a dry cleaners. I can't remember which exactly, I am still trying to forget. Have done therapy to forget this one.
  46. Re: Perfumes That Remind You Of Your Childhood Or School Days!

    Anything with limes reminds me of childhood as my father wore those.

    As to schooldays as in high school, there were a couple of "cool" guys back then before they discovered fire, who wore...
  47. Re: SOTD: Friday, 25th December, 2015 - XMAS Day

    Merry Christmas!

    Wearing Bentley For Men Intense with a light top layer of Chanel Pour Homme… this is working for me!
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    Re: NEW: Habit Rouge Dress Code

    He who hesitates is lost. I was dilly-dallying about Habit Rouge Dress Code, and finally went into Bergdorf's to get it. They were out. Saks is out. I am advised it is not coming back for the...
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    Re: Royal Mayfair thoughts

    Thinking about it some more, and sampling a very generous vial, I feel Windsor was a bit more unisex balancing slightly feminine; RM is plausibly more masculine.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 22nd December, 2015

    Bentley for Men Intense.
  51. Re: Barber shop Gentleman's Tonic launch trio of fragrances

    The sample vials are new, and are $8 for a set of all three fragrances. I have already put in an order because I am as curious as a cat.
  52. Re: Anyone own any Lorenzo Villoresi fragrances?

    Finished Uomo awhile back, and will get it again. I have also worn Sandalo and think it perfect for winter; whereas Inglese/Wild Lavender is great for summer.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 20th December, 2015

    JHL from a vintage bottle.
  54. Re: X-Mas 2015 what cologne is on your gift list ??

    Habit Rouge Dress Code
    Richard James (reissued which supposedly is the same as the 2003 formula)
    Elite by Floris
  55. Re: The most perfect scent you've ever experienced? Only one mind....I'm watching you.

    Original Patou Pour Homme, long after it was discontinued.
  56. Re: Barber shop Gentleman's Tonic launch trio of fragrances

    I sent an inquiry to the maker suggesting they offer samples of all three fragrances. Will let you know what they say in reply.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 18th December, 2015

    Knize Ten.
  58. Re: Barber shop Gentleman's Tonic launch trio of fragrances

    It would be nice if they offered samples at nominal rates, as lucky scent.com does, so we could try the fragrances without paying the $95 per version for the privilege. I was going to suggest that...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 16th December, 2015

    Still making sense of Bentley for Men Intense. I like it, I think, I know my wife does.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th December, 2015

    Bentley For Men Intense.
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    Re: New fragrance house : Deco London

    Just received my samples of the three mens' fragrances from Deco London. It's going to take a little while to get the sense of these complex fragrances. The most obviously opulent of the three is...
  62. Re: Is "Savile Row Richard James" worthy to buy?

    Well, Yarn, old boy, you've pretty much said it for me. I am pretty much ready to plunge ahead and despite my tuberose phobia (feminine fragrance avoidance) I am going to do a blind buy. You have...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Mark Birley Charles Street

    No matter how great it is, it appears Mark Birley Charles Street is no more. Sic transit gloria mundi, as they say.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th December, 2015

    Wow! This looks super interesting. I think I will investigate.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th December, 2015

    Lauder for Men.
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    Re: What would Philip Marlowe wear?

    Agree with this, it was what I was thinking-- Dunhill 1934. Marlow was a gum-shoe but he was a lady's man too; I think he would have worn a fragrance….sometimes, right sweetheart?
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    Re: Sick and Tired of Weak Fragrances

    Just tested the current formulation of Bel Ami, what a sick sister of the earlier stuff. I am not sure what the allusion is now, but way back you'd say (about the new Bel Ami), "Hermes is faxing it...
  68. Re: Chanel Antaeus vs Dior Eau Savage Parfum ?

    Antaeus for sure.
  69. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    JHL, but I am not sure I actually finished it all myself…my cleaning lady seemed to admire it a lot….and it disappeared quicker than I thought.
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    Re: College Student Looking for a New Frag

    How about one of the incense frags from CdeG? Or Burning Barbershop by DS & Druga? I mean, if you want something "smoky".
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2015!

    Bentley for Men Intense; a blind buy based upon Basenotes reviews. Ordered over the internet, expect it next week.
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    Re: Richard James Savile Row

    So, Pacificblue:

    I think it's all back to you: what do YOU think of the RJ from Birchbox? How do YOU like it?
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    Re: Richard James: No longer making fragrance?

    I haven't read any mention of tuberose being a prime element of the new RJ Savile Row. I am reading about "florals" but not rose or tuberose specifically. I am like another reviewer who hasn't...
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    Re: Richard James Savile Row

    I see this on Birchbox as well, and I looked a the Richard James website, and they say it is back and as good as ever. I am puzzled, it was gone for along time. Colin, you are one reviewer whom I...
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    Re: New fragrance house : Deco London

    Just ordered samples of all three Deco mens' fragrances from Indigo in Ohio, their US retailer. Will report back soon.

    Joe
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    Sick and Tired of Weak Fragrances

    I have become sick and tired of reformulated and new fragrances smelling so darn weak. Since when did the smell of water (?) become so compelling; or ozone? I tried the new version of Brioni and...
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    Re: Best of British

    Thanks for the comments on Jermyn St., I have been looking at this one, hoping someone here would comment on it. It sounds intriguing, but I know what you mean, I have often had problems with 100ml...
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    Re: Best of British

    Hmmmm, this sounds interesting; I am checking out their website. Thanks for the tip on this one!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 6th December, 2015

    Dunhill Original 1934; I still have a little left! Yeah!
  80. Jermyn Street by Floris: Anyone Try it Yet?

    Has anyone here actually sampled the newish Floris Jermyn Street? Any thoughts on whether it is worthy? It's just gone on sale recently at Luckyscents, but there are no reviews, and I haven't seen...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 18th October, 2015

    What else would I wear today? Sunday Cologne by Byredo, from a sample, of course.
  82. Re: Domenico Caraceni 1913 and Pure Malt Creation - WHERE to buy in the USA?

    Well, the "new" Caraceni 1913 is a nice fragrance, but it doesn't have the complexity or projection of the earlier version. I would say the new one would be better for day time; the earlier (and...
  83. What to Wear When You Don't Know What to Wear

    When I don't know what I want to wear but I want to wear something, I usually go for Aramis, Aqua di Parma or something like that. I might buy Byredo's Sunday Cologne for those kinds of days. I...
  84. Re: The most recognizable male fragrance of all time?

    Polo first by a mile, especially since it is or used to be over sprayed.
  85. Re: What do you make of this review?- Yosh- Konig

    Just got samples of Konig, I sort of like it. What I get is sort of an apple-citrus counter poised with vetiver. Pretty good, IMHO. As to snow flowers, I don't know… So often I don't get all the...
  86. Re: Domenico Caraceni 1913...is this classed as niche ?

    The reformulation has definitely changed the fragrance. I am still testing, but on a couple of wearings of each (hand-to-hand comparisons) I would say the earlier iteration is much more pungent;...
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    Re: Domenico Caraceni Pour Homme

    Back on Luckyscent now; just ordered some samples to see if it's been reformulated. Will advise.

    Cheers,

    Joe
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    Re: Royal Mayfair thoughts

    I think it is the same or very similar.
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    Re: Domenico Caraceni - new manufacturer

    Oviatt old man, being the nut job that I am I just bought two vials of the "new", "old" or the "same" Domenico Caraceni and will advise what the folks at Fragrance Bar send me. Hope you are well. I...
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    Re: Domenico Caraceni - new manufacturer

    A very new post on a very old thread: DC is back on the Luckyscent website. They can't or won't give me any information about reformulation. Apparently this issue has been as well and often...
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    Re: NEW: Aramis Black

    Eduardo's review albeit brief was encouraging. Has anyone else tried this? I have been looking around in NYC but haven't found it yet.
  92. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    Tried Royal Mayfair at Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC, and it was pretty good. I still find this to be a tad on the feminine side; and it was weak in silage and longevity, but it is possibly an excellent...
  93. Re: Welcome to the first day of summer! Any fragrances you're testing out this summer?

    Replica's At the Barbers
    Byredo Sunday Cologne
    I plan to also try Byredo's Baudelaire; I have never tried any Byredo fragrances before, and I think they are probably better than I had previously...
  94. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    Do we know if Royal Mayfair is available now, or is the launch date still sometime off?
  95. Re: Possible Trouble at Parfums Retro or Just a Temporary Bump in the Road?

    At the suggestion of the two members above, I contracted Jeffrey Dame, and he got back to me very promptly to say they new bottles of Grand Cuir and the other Parfums Retro fragrances would be...
  96. Thread: Grey hair

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    Re: Grey hair

    Buy American Crew Classic Gray Shampoo, and it will make salt-and-pepper hair look strong. Just add working on your physical fitness and weight; use a good moisturizer and sun screen and you will...
  97. Re: Anyone here use American Crew's Body washes/Shampoos/Conditioners?

    Having "salt and pepper" hair, I use Crew Classic Gray Shampoo, and it's very good.
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    Somewhere in the middle of the earlier comments,...

    Somewhere in the middle of the earlier comments, I find this mildly disturbing.
  99. Re: The new regulations regarding sending fragrances via mail

    I find this all very confusing. I contacted a favorite perfumer of mine in Italy who told me they could sell and send fragrances directly to me in Connecticut. Manufacturers obviously have to have...
  100. Re: My first experience with the vintage versus new formulations -- Hermes Bel Ami

    Went to the Hermes store in NYC and tried Bel Ami. I was very disappointed. I wore this a lot back in the day when it was redolent with deep fragrant mixtures of leather, citrus and spice. Today's...
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