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  1. Re: Very interesting wiki on Mr. Kurkdjian

    Lady vengeance is also a masterpiece. My favorite perfume on a woman.
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    Re: Voleur de Roses - sweetness and plum ?

    I agree with most of the posts above. It has an earthy and damp feel to it. It starts out a big wet rose but as it dries down the rose kind of fades and the earthy patchouli grows in strength. The...
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    Re: Time to play a little game...

    I know I'm alone on this one, but I really dislike most of the Serge Lutens line. I'd trim it down to a half dozen frags.
  4. Re: Difference between Basenotes and Fragrantica?

    I would disagree with this. Often, when I have a serious question I post both here and on fragrantica. I tend to find the best advice there. Here, I usually receive suggestions that are predictable...
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    Re: From niche to mainstream

    I agree with this. Perhaps if niche became more common in stores like sephora and reached a wider audience, we could eventually see niche prices drop a little bit.
  6. Poll: Re: I hate to ask but...which of these from Amouage would you choose for warm weather?

    I would also choose Honour man, so I selected other as well.
  7. Re: Help a 33 year old with a signature scent

    Hermes Equipage!
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    Re: Next Amouage for me? Suggestions?

    I enjoy Memoir man and lyric man most.
  9. Re: How Many Cool Water Flankers Have You Tried?

    I own frozen. It is really hard to distinguish it from just normal cool water. A bit more citrus I guess, but really, it is hard to tell the difference.

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    most of the cool...
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    Re: Girlfriend's Favorite

    My girlfriend thinks la perla touch is absolutely delicious on me.
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    The Infidels by Agonist

    Has anyone tried this? I just ordered a sample of it but it won't arrive for a few days. The note pyramid had me intrigued.
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    Re: Frapin 1697 or Speakeasy?

    I personally like speakeasy more
  13. Re: Fragrances that you would love to wear but you just can't!!!!

    juliet has a gun- lady vengeance. It is one of the best rose perfumes I have ever smelled, (and I own a bottle), but in the end my girlfriend is the only one that wears it. It is just a little too...
  14. Re: Why should longevity be a factor for considering which fragrance is good?

    good points.
  15. Re: Do you find Granville excessively salty?

    It's not salty at all to me.
  16. Thread: Levi's

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    Re: Levi's

    I forget the number of their bootleg jeans, but levi's changed their cut on them last I tried a pair on. I no longer like them.
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    Re: All Black

    I wear a lot of black. I'm a self-proclaimed "casual goth" though. I often pair a black shirt with a bright colored tie when I dress up. I like the contrast.

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    And memoir man...
  18. Re: What would upset you the most if it was discontinued?

    discontinuing voleur de roses would upset me.
  19. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Tropical heat, I was so intrigued by your pure havane, I had to take it from you. I can't wait to try out what I've heard so much about!
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    Re: Creed EdTs (grey tops)...talk to me!

    Chevrefeuille Original is fantastic and you can still find bottles on ebay I think. That would be my top recommendation.
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    Re: Do your wardrobe match your scent?

    I have a very limited wardrobe style-wise but a large and diverse collection of perfume. Therefore, I sometimes end up wearing fragrances that don't match what I wear. But my most heavily used...
  22. Re: What is the cheapest fragrance, with good quality, that smells like Pumpkin Pie or Pumpkin Spice

    Harvey Prince Eau Flirt. Lord's Jester Daphne. Neil Morris October. Pumpkin Strumpet by Alkemia Perfumes. Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs offers pumpkin spiced scents from time to time.

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    Re: Fresh, aquatic? Rose scent

    I use L'artisan Voleur de Roses for casual wear. Maybe try that.
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    Re: Memoir Man... Yes.

    Memoir man is terrific juice. One of my favorites from Amouage also.
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    Re: Please help me for my new perfume!!!

    I vote lumiere noire
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    Re: Top 3 unisex fragrances

    I've spent a lot of time in the woman's isle looking for frags with unisex potential. Of what I've found, I'd recommend:
    Escale a pondichery by Christian Dior
    Un jardin après la mousson by Hermes...
  27. Juliet has a gun...ladies list your favorites

    What is your favorite Juliet has a gun fragrance? I tried out everything this amazing house has to offer and I liked lady vengeance best. I own a bottle and I dare say this scent has unisex...
  28. Re: Niche Brands to Bring into our Perfume Store

    Penhaligon's
    Xerjoff
    Juliet has a gun

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    Penhaligon's
    Xerjoff
    Juliet has a gun (for the ladies especially)
    Maitre perfumeur et gantier
  29. Re: If you had to choose 3 colognes to wear for the rest of your life....

    Voluer de roses
    Equipage
    Memoir man
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    Re: Top five warm weather fragrances

    xerjoff 1861
    creed chevrefeuille original
    christian dior eau sauvage
    penhaligon's juniper sling
    angelia perfumery spiced limes
    the different company sel de vetiver
  31. Re: What are your most regrettable fragrance purchases thus far ???

    Musc ravageur. Absolutely hate it.
  32. Poll: Re: your favorite niche house (excluding creed)

    amouage, cdg, histoire de parfums
  33. Re: How does Serge Lutens stack up against some of the top niche brands?

    I have never fallen in love with anything from the Serge Lutens line myself.
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    Re: WORST Fragrance you have smelt?

    Musc Ravageur
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    Re: any good designer rose scents

    He asked for designer not niche guys
  36. Re: Virgin Island Water - projection & longevity issues

    count me among those who get disappointing longevity and sillage with it.
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    Re: of all the fragrances you tried

    Well, the op asked for a percentage of liked, disliked etc. among all those that we've tried. Of course, my entire collection I like, but that wasn't the question. So here is my breakdown:
    loved 10%...
  38. Re: Which vintage men's fragrances are on your wish list?

    I'd also add Tiffany for men.
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    Re: Body Kouros = The Dreamer???

    Include me among those who don't get the comparison.
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    Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    I don't get much similarity either. I prefer memoir.
  41. Re: received my rive gauche pour homme today. my opinion

    Rive gauche is a true classic, a wonderful scent. Congrats.
  42. Re: Back Up Bottles- When, Why and How Many?

    Money permitting, I usually have a backup bottle of my favorite frags in my collection. It makes me feel better to know that I won't run out any time soon. I also tend to buy backup bottles the...
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    Re: What is your most used fragrance?

    Hermes equipage
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

    Hermes bel ami
  45. Re: Fragrances you love that doesn't last on your skin

    The crown perfumery's spiced limes, among many others. I get less than 30 minutes from it, no matter how much I apply. Penhaligon's juniper sling is another, but thankfully over-application helps me...
  46. Re: On average, how many times do you apply fragrance(s) throughout your day?

    twice a day usually, in the morning and then in the evening before I go out.
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    Re: bespoke fragrances

    I have toyed with the idea but I haven't paid for a bespoken perfume yet.
  48. Re: Who is your favourite current youtube reviewer.

    I don't like the youtube reviewers that I have seen. I prefer to read reviews, they are better.
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    Re: do you like what most people wear?

    I like what women wear more than guys around here. The guys seem to wear a lot of the typical department store stuff.
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite lavender?

    19231 oops, that was kind of small lol. Yeah, oxford and cambridge gets my vote.
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    Re: Creed spice & wood review

    agreed. My chief complaint as well. It is a compliment getter though.
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    Re: Rose Fragrances

    MPG Jardin Du Nil for a dirty rose
  53. Re: if you were blindfolded, do you think you can name every fragrance in your collection?

    easily
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    Need some advice on "gothic" perfumes

    Hi there everyone. I'm asking about goth scents on behalf of my girlfriend. We wanted to know what you might recommend. I would offer a list of notes, but that is sort of the problem. When someone...
  55. Re: Where do YOU spray your fragrance to make it last all day?

    I agree with the posters who spray on their clothing to make it last all day. One spray on the shirt (from a distance of about 12-18 inches) and then also on the neck twice and the upper chest once...
  56. Re: What will be your valentines day fragrance?

    vintage l'artisan voleur de roses
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    Re: Reformulated Fragrance List

    I bought a bottle of l'artisan voleur de roses last year and the plum note was far more pronounced, leading to a much sweeter smell. I sent the bottle back to luckyscent and they insisted that it...
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    Re: What is your Signature Scent?

    Hermes Equipage comes closest to being a signature scent for me. Like everyone else, I wear a lot of different frags, but I like to think that Equipage best exemplifies what I think I am all about.
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    Re: Best introductory Amouage

    memoir man, lyric man, and honour man are my favorites.
  60. Re: How and when did your obsession with fragrance begin ?

    I got started on davidoff cool water and ralph lauren safari back in my high school days. All of the compliments encouraged me to research other fragrances.
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    Re: What are the most UNDERRATED fragrances?

    for the autumn season, my most underrated scent right now is Tilda Swinton Like this. Spectacular pumpkin gourmand. Recalls Autumn smells well.
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    Re: amouage memoir man

    Both Memoir man and lyric man are great. Memoir man is more subdued and subtle. You can't go wrong with either choice.
  63. Re: Dior: best and worst(most liked/disliked)

    liked: granville, dior homme, leather oud, eau sauvage
    disliked: cologne royale, fahrenheit
  64. Re: Does poor projection/sillage/longevity stop you from wearing certain fragrances?

    yes. If I want a skin scent I apply lightly. When the situation requires adjusting the volume a frag should be strong enough to allow adjusting. Weak frags are annoying and a waste of money.
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    Re: your favorite rose

    masculine- amouage lyric man
    feminine (but unisex potential)- juliet has a gun lady vengeance
  66. Re: Notes/Ingredients you have issues with...

    I don't care for tuberose either. And I don't like prominent amounts of Amber.
  67. Re: Amouage " interlude " is in the market. Are there any clues yet about it ???

    can't wait to try it for myself.
  68. Re: Imagine starting a wardrobe : Pls, make a choice of your first 6 ( six ) fragances

    amouage lyric man
    amouage memoir
    hermes equipage
    tiffany for men
    creed windsor
    xerjoff 1861
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    Re: Which two should i buy?

    le male and platinum egoiste
  70. Is there anything that smells like Shiseido Basala?

    Shiseido Basala is discontinued now, so I was wondering if you guys know of any decent substitutes? Thanks in advance.
  71. Re: I can't find a cologne I like for the life of me, help!

    There is plenty more to try of course. I'd start with a bunch of samples of popular scents you see mentioned here on basenotes, and just work from there. Good Luck, I hope you find something you...
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    Re: Think I'm Done with Creed

    well, there are a lot more niche lines to try (that satisfy all of the conditions you seem to like about Creeds), so I wouldn't be bummed about it. There is better out there.
  73. Re: What is "the best" comme des garçons ever , mention just one (1 ),,,????

    seqouia
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    Re: What is your most used fragrance?

    hermes equipage
  75. Re: If you were to Create Your Own Signature Fragrance, what would its Notes be??

    Creed's watery Spice and Wood with strong Pumpkin Spice in the middle notes.
  76. Re: creed himalaya or creed silver mountain water for summer days

    I also like them both very much. I used to think SMW had poor longevity but recently that's changed. Now I notice that I get longevity equal to Himalaya. SMW is more unique I think.
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    Re: Best Creed for the Summer?

    chevrefeuille original
  78. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    from Balthazar:

    in no particular order:

    Shiseido Basala
    Dunhill Edition
    Ungaro II
    Rive Gauche
    Hermes Equipage
  79. Re: What is your favorite fragrance of all time

    After all of these years collecting, I would still choose Hermes Equipage. It smells wonderful and distinct (nothing else quite smells like it) it is versatile and appropriate for all kinds of...
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    Poll: Re: how many frags do you own

    i'm at a little over 50 but I want to trim it down to 15-20 bottles of essential juice only.
  81. Thread: Cedar

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    Re: Cedar

    CdG wonderwood. At an incredibly high price point there is also Creed Spice and Wood.
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    Re: What is your work rotation ?

    i usually wear anything i wish to work. my favorites for work though are dunhill edition, habit rouge, and tiffany for men, moderately.
  83. Re: Creed is so far ahead of the game that it takes you months to "get" them

    i have the opposite impression of Creed. I feel like they are the most "accessible" niche house.
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    Re: Penhaligon's house note

    i've always suspected pepper for that metallic note some penhaligon's has. I think it's white pepper or something.
  85. Re: Fresh Linen type of smell i need advice! help :)

    I've always been of the opinion that serge lutens gris clair smells fresh and clean like the dry cleaners. I don't like Gris Clair but my opinion is vastly outnumbered here on these forums. Perhaps...
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    Re: Must buy Discontinued Frags??

    is Tiffany for men discontinued? If so, I highly suggest that one too. A classic I'm sure most would agree.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, May 10, 2012

    chevrefeuille original - Creed
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    Re: i need a large but cheap atomizer

    I bought a large 250 ml flacon of chevrefeuille original a few months back and i wanted to use it. I had a small atomizer (which i filled to use today and tomorrow) but i wanted something larger that...
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    Re: i need a large but cheap atomizer

    thank you. Oh no, I think 50-100ml would be about the perfect size actually, nothing larger.
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    Re: i need a large but cheap atomizer

    thanks 30 roses, you always come through for me!
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    Re: Aventus or Windsor for a night out?

    i wear windsor on nights out and usually get at least one compliment a night with it when i do. last week i received two compliments from the bar staff while i had it on. I don't wear aventus, but it...
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    Re: Equipage by Hermes

    yeah, I don't get issues with projection, but then again I tend to overapply a little bit. My older juice projects more also.
  93. Re: Which fragrance immediately gives you confidence?

    i'm really proud of my collection, and they all give me confidence. Equipage works so well for me and goes great with my image and presentation. But aside from everything else I use, English Fern...
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    Re: Best fragrance for the price ?

    i would prefer the l'humaniste from your list. i'm indifferent to the erolfa and the platinum egoiste has bad sillage and longevity in my experience.
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    Re: Who else is wearing niches?

    niche is a status thing for people with money. They may not even know what niche means, but they shop at saks fifth avenue or somewhere and, like everything else they own, buy expensive things to...
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    Re: Must buy Discontinued Frags??

    +1 ungaro II
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    i need a large but cheap atomizer

    Hi guys. Do any of you know a convenient place where I could get a large but cheap atomizer? thanks.
  98. List your favorite/secret fragrance combinations

    I tried a very small application of black orchid with my smw to mix it up yesterday, and i was shocked that it worked. So it got me thinking about combinations of parfume (something i almost never...
  99. Re: HELP! I'm in the market for my first niche'. It needs to be a citrus scent for the warm months.

    You should try sel de vetiver
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    Re: Its Creed VS cheaper Alternatives

    i steer clear of GIT and MI because of the popularity of the cheap knock-offs.
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