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    Re: Regarding Dior's Private Collection

    Love this line, and I would definitely recommend Ambre Nuit, Cologne Royal and Cuir Canage for a warm weather scent. As others have mentioned, people do splits pretty regularly on here for those,...
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    I blindly threw a bottle of this onto my last Fragrancenet order, and it's pretty nice. Very safe, very pleasant scent. It's not bold enough to really wow or thrill me, but it definitely smells very...
  3. Re: Bone-dry niche fragrance to add to my collection?

    +1 on both Montale Dark Aoud and Dior's Leather Oud.
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    Re: Replacement for Canali Men

    Almost 300 dollars a bottle now? That's absurdly overpriced. I own and like this, but it's not worth anything near that. I hope the OP can find something he likes instead!
  5. Re: A Night Out In Vegas...my arsenal for the week

    I always stock up on samples of things I'm considering buying when in Vegas and just wear those while there. If something really speaks to me I'll pick it up before leaving town.
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    Re: Ever play SA in a mall store?

    Yeah, I definitely do this at various stores. I think the clerk at Sephora got a little annoyed at me once, but usually they laugh it off.
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    Re: 2014 XMAS Day Scent

    Either Opium or L'Anarchiste, as those the two I have been using on Christmas the last few years. It's becoming a tradition for me.
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    Re: Favortie Bond no.9?

    It used to be Harrod's Swarovski Oud for me, and while I still like it, the novelty of it has worn off over the years. It seems like it was one of the earliest niche scents to utilize what I'm...
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    Only backups are:

    Dior Leather Oud
    Aventus
    Rive Gauche

    I quickly realized I'll never use up what I have, so I have pretty much stopped buying any backups.
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    Re: The Samba lineup...bang for the buck?

    I second this. It's the olfactory equivalent of a bottle of Sprite soda...it has a nice fresh fizziness to it.
  11. Re: Risky Blind Buy - Lolita Lempicka - Au Masculin Eau de Minuit

    I have this one, and the original as well. I was hoping the Midnight version would be darker, heavier, and somewhat different, but they are substantially the same. As others mentioned, there is no...
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    Re: Marshalls: GIT for $199

    Yeah, this is how I got mine too. They even let me return it in store for cash back when I wasn't happy with the batch, and I just ordered another one that turned out great. $200 for GIT is no deal.
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    Re: Pure Coffee or Pure Wood???

    If you want both, get Pure Coffee for now and wait until Pure Wood hits the discounters in a few months. I personally don't care for PC (owned it and sold off my bottle), but if you want both...
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    Poll: Re: Christian Dior La Collection Privée Thread

    Leather Oud is the standout for me, and it's one of my favorite overall scents. I find the whole line really strong, and my favorites beyond LO inlucde Oud Ispahan, Ambre Nuit, Gris Montaigne, and...
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    Re: Halston Z-14 vintage - recent purchase

    I believe all the bottles are labeled as "cologne"; I have several bottles of Z-14 and 1-12 and they all say cologne on them. Some have speculated that this is a marketing tactic to make the...
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    Re: "Official" Mugler - Pure Wood reviews thread

    Sounds like a recipe for "I'll pick it up for $50 when it hits fragrancenet."
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    Re: Are the Cheapies Really Worth It?

    It's better to have one great bottle than four lousy ones...as the saying goes, it's better to have one dollar than four quarters. Price, however, doesn't neatly correlation with quality. I've wasted...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*MEN Pure Wood

    Does anyone know if this is supposed to be exclusive to their website for a certain period of time? I'm hoping it hits mass distribution sooner rather than later, since that will make it easier to...
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    Re: Is M7 worth a blind buy

    I love M7, but I can see where it would be a risky blind buy. If you can get it for a reasonable price, then yes, it's a safe blind buy in the sense that you can easily resell it without losing much...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*MEN Pure Wood

    Hmm...that's a little a disappointing to hear. Was hoping this strayed far enough away from previous releases to have a unique feel to it. I'll still test it and see if it really sings for me, but my...
  21. Poll: Re: What's your favorite Dior from La Collection Privée?

    They are all great, but Leather Oud is my favorite, followed by Ambre Nuit and Oud Ispahan. Cuir Cannage is nice, but not really for me.
  22. Re: If you think that Leather Oud smells like a barnyard, you have to try Seufi Oudh by Swiss Arabia

    Does anyone know if the "Seufi" in the fragrance title means anything? Or is it just a name? Was curious if it meant anything, or indicated just how animalic this one is.
  23. Re: Need Advice : A/C went out in home. We will be without A/C for two days, will it affect my scen

    I wouldn't worry at all. I'm sure they are exposed to harsher conditions during manufacturing and transit than what they will experience during the next few days. I doubt most fragrances make it from...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I think I'm still going to roll the dice on a couple of these when they come back in stock at the discounters. I really hope at least Jubilation XXV is still in good shape, since that is the one I'm...
  25. Re: Whats the quickest amount of time you returned/sold a fragrance after receiving it and what was

    Zirh Ikon. Had it about a week before giving it away.
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    Re: Your most expensive blind buy

    A tester of Pure Coffee, for about $100 a few years ago. Didn't like it at all and resold it.
  27. Re: Contemplating a blind buy ... Nautica Voyage

    NV is one of the safest buys you can make. TJ Maxx frequently has it marked down to $15, and I've seen several 100ml bottles as cheap as $7 there. Hard to go wrong at that price, especially for such...
  28. Re: what are your favorite crisp, sharp, dry ..almost medicinal scents.....

    Montale Dark Aoud
  29. Re: What's your least favorite fragrance in your collection?

    What I have on hand:
    Rochas Man
    LIDGE
    Pino Silvestre
    Grey Flannel

    I recently gave away two Tommy Bahamas (Martinique and St. Barts, I think) and Zirh Corduroy, so add those to the list, I...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I'm in the same boat. I sample frequently, but buy only rarely these days. The ONLY thing that gives me hope is the possibility that advances in chemistry and bioengineering will outstrip the pace of...
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    Re: Mr Blass has floaties!

    It happens, and doesn't seem like anything to worry about. My Boucheron PH has floaties, but smells perfectly fine.
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    Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    Dior Leather Oud
    M7
    L'Eau D'Issey
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    From my recent trip to Vegas:

    MFK Oud
    MFK Absolute pour le Soir
    Odin 04 Petrana

    Smelled plenty of other things that were quite nice, but these were the "wow" ones I experienced.
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    Re: Spicebomb vs A* Men

    Amen for me. Spicebomb is more versatile, but Amen is way more interesting, unique and fun to wear.
  35. Thread: Collection Size

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    Re: Collection Size

    I definitely have too many bottles, but I still get the itch to buy more. I think of myself as a user, not a collector, but I definitely have more than I will ever use up, and still periodically pick...
  36. Thread: The Oud Game

    by Tappio
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    Re: The Oud Game

    Good call on these. I tried them last week, they were both pretty nice. Need to get my hands on full samples and explore them further.
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Well, this is certainly disappointing. I was going to buy Epic and Jubilation XXV in the near future, but I think I will pass now, as I'm not willing to pay premium prices for reformulated/watered...
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    Re: Discovering Havana..

    I have come around on this one in a big way recently. I sampled it twice in years past but never felt compelled to buy it, but I threw it on my last fragrancenet purchase to reach the free shipping...
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    Re: Can't quite wrap my nose around Pure Coffee

    I like the Amen series, but found Pure Coffee to be awful. I don't get any decent coffee notes from it, and it smells like a musty, stale bakery to me. I was lucky enough to get a few bottles during...
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    Re: Top 3 all-time as per your S.O.

    Pure Malt
    Avetus
    GIT
    Honorable Mention: Leather Oud
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    Re: Amouage Fate. Why so much hate?

    Gave this one a few more wearings last week, and I'm really starting to like it. It's a great spice and wood scent, with a dynamic and interesting edge to it. I won't be getting a full bottle because...
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Probably Jubilation XXV, a couple of months ago. Smelled a few other very good scents since then, but that was the last "wow" experience I had. I'm heading to Vegas in a couple of weeks, however, so...
  43. Thread: Most Powdery?

    by Tappio
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    Re: Most Powdery?

    I'm not generally crazy about powder, but Deauville PH is a pleasant powdery masculine.
  44. Re: I would NEVER wear Sweet Pea from Bath & Body Works! But seriously…

    I don't own any of their fragrances, but I use their lotions sometimes, and they are typically strong enough to project quite a bit for a few hours. And indeed, Sweet Pea is one of their scents I...
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    Re: Amouage Fate. Why so much hate?

    Picked up a decant of this recently and am still on the fence about it. My first wearing seemed dominated but the pungent "curry-esque" note others mentioned, and I didn't much care for it. Yesterday...
  46. Re: How many bottles/decant from your collection would you part with?

    20 or so, I suppose. Some cheapies I never wear, along with more expensive ones I don't care for. Looking at my wardrobe, and knowing I have given away over a dozen bottles for free already, makes me...
  47. Re: Halston Man Amber...Ever wonder what Royal Oud would smell like with amber...and oud?

    Yeah, this is a great one, and it's something I have recommended on here many times. Great stuff, and I prefer it to Royal Oud.
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    Re: Recent Blind Buy Disappointments?

    Bruckner Aoud 1. It smells like hairspray to me, and my partner really disliked it as well.
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    Re: NEW Issey Miyake Limited Editions 2014

    Will definitely sample mint when I see it, I'm a sucker for mint, as well as being a big IM fan. I'll be patient in purchasing though; in six months it will hit the online discounters for about 40...
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    Re: Best website to purchase Creed GIT??

    Walgreens is another option, as they act as a portal for Fragrancenet. Sometimes their sales beat the price given on the main FN page; IIRC I picked up my GIT for about 115 a couple years ago. I...
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    Re: New Mancera - Indian Dream

    Maybe it's a trick of the light in that photo, but there appears to be an orange highlight, or dusting of some sort, on that rose on the far left. I hope that indicates a spiced rose/floral accord,...
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    Re: Name a few most dated smelling male fragrances

    Agree. I bought this blind a little over a year ago on clearance, and I was surprised how smooth and pleasant it was. I expected something more along the lines of Quorum, Aramis or Z-14 (all of which...
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    Re: Fragrancenet customer service inquiries?

    +1 on the Ebates recommend.

    And yes, shipping from FN is pretty slow. I'm out west, and it typically takes at least a week for me to get anything from them. I ordered a bottle around Valentine's...
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    Re: Dior Homme or L'Instant De Guerlain?

    DHI. I'm not really a fan of LIDGE.

    EDIT: I see you mean the edt version, not the edp extreme version. I actually prefer L'Instant over LIDGE, but I would still take DH over both.
  55. Re: Just ordered a tester of Mancera Cedrat Boise from MiN NY

    I'm really liking this line so far. Aoud Cafe and Black Candy are both quite fine. Going to have to add Cedrat Boise to my next order of samples!
  56. Thread: Just One Oudh

    by Tappio
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    Re: Just One Oudh

    Dior Leather Oud
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    Re: Any decent scents with a coffee derivative?

    I know you are trying to avoid niche, but honestly, if you want a detectable coffee smells, you pretty much have to go this route. I really like Mancera's Aoud Cafe. MPeG Santal Noble is pretty...
  58. Thread: Wu Tang Clan

    by Tappio
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    Re: Wu Tang Clan

    I would be slightly surprised if this were legit, but Method and Red used to do deodorant commercials, so I guess anything is possible. Wonder if all the members had veto power on merchandising, or...
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    Re: Insanely Underpriced Gems

    Halston Man Amber. Though harder to find now, a couple years ago it was widely available for 25-35 dollars online, which is an absolute steal.
    Horizon, by Guy Laroche. While I don't think you can...
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    Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    I really hope this is good, TM hasn't had a hit in quite a few years, and I can't remember the last release they had that really excited me. Hopefully this reverses that trend.
  61. Thread: Wu Tang Clan

    by Tappio
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    Re: Wu Tang Clan

    Great find! Never knew they had a fragrance out! I would suspect it is probably lousy, like most celeb scents, but that won't diminish my love for Wu Tang. They are musical giants.
  62. Re: CURIOUS - Look at my wardrobe....Which 3-4 bottles would you get rid of if YOU were ME ?

    Not a fan of these 3:
    Eau de Baux
    Puredistance M
    Kiehl's Musk
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    Re: What are you not feeling anymore??

    Tom Ford's line. I used to adore this house, but anymore it feels overstuffed and overpriced. Too many new releases of questionable quality, and too many price hikes. I don't even bother sampling...
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    Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    Years ago in junior high a friend gave me a bottle of fragrance, and being young and dumb, I badly overapplied it. I dipped into my locker and kept applying it between each class period. I arrived...
  65. Re: Time to check in on those 2014 fragrance resolutions!

    Been doing good so far, haven't purchased anything other than a 10ml decant in the last 4 months and actually boxed up 5 bottles to give away to some relatives. I am in the market for something new,...
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit Pure Parfum

    Hoping this is a classy twist on the Fahrenheit scent, and steers clear of the Absolute version. I loved the opening blast from Absolute, but found it quickly dried down into something half-baked and...
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    Re: Pino Silvestre Information !

    Online discounters have it still, and sometimes you can get the EDT/Shower gel set for quite cheap. This is one of my favorite cheapies, well worth the $12 or so it costs to pick up.
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    Re: Fragrances you lost passion for

    John Varvatos Vintage
    Canali
    Le Male
    Joop
    Ambre Sultan

    Most of these I still like and/or wear to some extent, but I just don't get excited putting them on anymore. I really wish more...
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit Pure Parfum

    So beyond finding one person who owns it in Europe, and having a single blog posting about it, has there been any word on this being available anywhere yet? I'm very keen to try this, and was...
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    Re: Oud in the summer.

    I wear oud scents in summer, but typically only in the evening when it will be cooler out. I don't like anything too heavy when it is very hot out; I made the mistake of wearing Ambre Sultan during a...
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    Re: Montale "Middle East" new releases and thoughts

    Thank you so much for this! I was just about to ask someone to post a straightforward summation of what we think we know, and this basically covers everything. I'm still pretty interested in several...
  72. Re: L'instand de guerlain extreme (LIDGE) opinion/thoughts The usual haha

    Yeah, $113 from that ebay listing seems a little high for this one. I recall several people getting it from the Toronto boutique you referenced, and I have seen it show up in sales threads here for...
  73. Re: "KOUROS: the Scent of Gods" (a 100-pictures review)

    Very informative and well done; thanks for doing this.
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    Re: New Bond- Scent of Peace

    Tried this one recently, it was quite nice. Too expensive for what it is at full retail, but I would consider picking it up when it eventually hits a more reasonable price point at the online...
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    Re: what is on your wish list?

    Full bottles:
    Leather Oud (my decant is running low)
    Epic Man

    Blind buys if I see them cheap enough online:
    Bentley Intense
    Mandarina Duck Black

    Badly want to sample:
    Pure Distance M and...
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    Re: Your first online fragrance purchase

    Pretty much my experience as well. I was running low on Joop (I was a one bottle at a time guy back then) and sniffed around until finding LeMale. Fell in love, and bought it off a discount website...
  77. Re: Best Way to Sell a Fragrance from your Collection

    I believe you are also still eligible to start sales threads one you hit 500 posts, so if you stay active and engaged in discussions here you can reach that in short order.
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    Re: Best Designer Oud

    Same here. I bought a decent sized decant, sprayed it once, and put it into storage for about 8 months thinking I would never use it. On a whim I gave it full wearing, and fell in love with it.
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    Re: Best Designer Oud

    This pretty much covers it! All 3 are amazing.
  80. Re: Which do you buy backup because you like it so much

    I have a few, though I don't know why since I will likely never even finish off a first bottle, let alone a second. Still, I love each of these enough to have backups for, just in case:

    Rive...
  81. Re: Expert opinions needed.... I have general ideas

    John Varvatos Vintage may be an option. You could also try L'Anarchiste by Caron, which is one of my favorites and works well year round. You can get either for about $40 at the online discounters.
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    Re: Tommy Bahama EDC Original discontinued..

    This is surprising, seemed liked a pretty popular scent. My brother in law won't be happy about this; I gave him my bottle and he blasted through it pretty quick. He really enjoyed this one.
  83. Re: Top 5 Inexplicably Cheap yet Good Fragrances for Men

    Lots of good suggestions here, I'll add a few that I haven't seen yet:

    Jaguar Original
    Perry Ellis Portfolio Green
    Nautica Oceans
    Deauville
    Tous Man Sport
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Leather Oud
    Fahrenheit
    Amen
    Idole de Lubin
    Halston Man Amber
  85. Re: JPG Kokorico and Kokorico By Night dirt cheap now....worth a blind buy for a gourmand lover???

    Only smelled Kokorico, but I liked it. I have been on the fence about buying it myself, and have only held off because I have plenty of gourmand stuff already. I don't get the dislike for this one...
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    Re: Pure leather, good?

    Yeah, pretty much this. Also look into the Taste of Fragrance one, it's fairly good.
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    Re: Pure leather, good?

    It's decent, but redundant if you own the original Amen, in my book. It's pretty cheap at the discounters, last I looked, so you aren't out much if you decide to pick it up.
  88. Thread: Best Oud ever

    by Tappio
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    Re: Best Oud ever

    I've only sampled about a dozen or so oud-centric fragrances, but so far my favorite by far is Leather Oud. Possibly my favorite fragrance of all time.
  89. Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    Own about 60 bottles, and I rotate seasonally. Over the summer I restricted myself to about 4 bottles so I could use some up and slim down my collection.
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    Re: Oldest Creed you own.

    2011 batches of GIT and Aventus. Soooo.....not very old then.
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    Re: 360 Green Perry Ellis?

    This is the first I've heard of this. May be worth a smell, since PE makes some solid bargain scents. Portfolio Green is still one of my favorites from their line, and I wonder if this will be...
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    Re: Dior leather Oud, and Commodity

    Love, love, love Leather Oud, though I didn't care for it when I first purchased it. My mistake was "sampling" it by doing one spray on my arm, then digging my nose into it. Far from ideal, I know....
  93. Re: What do you think of the new Gorilla Perfumes lineup?

    The Bug was my favorite of this range so far; strongly considered a purchase of that and Voice of Reason last week. I didn't get greaty longevity from my test wearings, and that kept me from...
  94. Re: Your Designer Collection Disappears: How would you rebuild it?

    L'Eau D'Issey (All purpose-fresh): First bought this almost a decade ago, and it's still one of my favorite fragrances.
    Azzaro PH: All Purpose, classic style: Perfect for all seasons, timeless...
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    Re: Your opinion of Montale's Dark Aoud?

    Tested a few scents last week while out shoping, and Dark Aoud is the one I kept returning to sniff. Just ordered a bottle, and I hope it doesn't disappoint upon longer wearing!
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    Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    I'm repeating a lot of the ones already mentioned, but I like:

    Tea Rose, Perfumers Workshop
    Portrait of Lady, FM
    Rose Oud, By Kilian
    Oud Ispahan, Dior
    The One Rose, D&G
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    Re: Zirh Corduroy review

    This is my favorite from Zirh, but I can't say I honestly wear it much. It's not bad, but there are so many other better scents out there that it really isn't worth owning.
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    Re: Looking For Firewood Type Fragrance?

    Voice of Reason, by Lush.
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    Re: how much do you wear per year

    Probably around 300 ml, give or take. ETA: Long ago I gave up trying to conserve scents, so now I just spray with abandon and reapply whenever I feel it is necessary.
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    Re: Looking for Icy Citrus fragrance...

    Try Samba Ice Man. It's the "iciest" scent I have tried, and now that you mention it, it seems to have a 7-Up vibe to it. It's available for under ten bucks, so if you hate it you aren't out much...
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