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  1. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    It will exist for a while as distribution narrows and old stock is sold, and then might stick around as a "legacy" scent in small quantities.

    I personally won't miss it, but I feel for those of...
  2. Re: Similar to Spicebpmb Extreme but better?

    Maybe you'd like Replica Jazz Club.
  3. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Hmmm. Sounds underwhelming.
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    Re: Just ordered a raft of samples...

    I've come to rank the Tom Ford leather scents thus: OL 16 > TL > OL18.

    I still need to try Tuscan Leather Intense.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Petrol vibes aren't for me.
  6. Re: Tell me about Loccitane - Eau Des Baux

    It's a cold weather scent. It's a spicy, woody tobacco scent with a lot of vanilla. I wouldn't wear it in a warm climate.

    I prefer Aramis Tobacco Reserve, which has a similar drydown but is a bit...
  7. Re: Uh oh.. Massive fragrance changes in 2021/2022. (opoponax, jasmine, ylang ylang)..

    Yikes.

    This sounds like it'll pretty much gut the existing market.

    I'm not a "backup bottle" kind of person, but this does make me inclined to rethink that.
  8. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Yep. They've rebranded the OG "iris" Dior Homme as Dior Homme Original and are releasing a new fragrance under the Dior Homme name.

    I'm sure we'll see a promotional ramp-up pretty soon. "A new...
  9. Re: Anyone else dislike amber as a note in men's fragrances?

    "Amber" is a pretty broad note and can take a lot of different forms.
  10. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Hmm! A contemporary green-woody masculine is not the direction I thought this would go.

    I'll wait for more detailed thoughts before deciding whether or not I want to go out of my way to sample it.
  11. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    My TJMaxx has Creed Royal Oud 4oz for $270.
  12. Re: On the cheap side ultra masculine fragrances that still smell excellent?

    Montana Black Edition.
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    Re: Just ordered a raft of samples...

    This is a pleasantly diverse selection.
  14. Re: On the cheap side ultra masculine fragrances that still smell excellent?

    Aramis Havana and Tuscany qualify.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Only sniffed it briefly.
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    Re: An in-roads to oud?

    Try Floris Leather Oud. Clean, crisp, with a fresh edge.
  17. Re: Has Dolce & Gabbana - The One lost its relevance among fragrance enthusiasts?

    I dunno, they've released a LOT of flankers at this point and none of them are stellar performers. In addition, this house's output has been mostly dismal in recent years, so I have low expectations....
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I did not wear Fahrenheit.

    I do not enjoy Fahrenheit.
  19. Re: Question about Cologne Sologne by Nikolai

    If you want a neroli scent that lasts, Ferrari Bright Neroli is a good affordable option, but it's bluntly direct and lacks the nuance of more classic "eau de cologne" options like Cologne Sologne.
    ...
  20. Re: Bulgari (Bvlgari) Black - Luca Turin disagreement

    The current version is just a fuzzy vanilla with a hint of rubber. It ain't bad (there are worse designer vanilla scents out there now), but it certainly isn't the rich, bold creation people once...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I like Burberry London less each time I revisit it.
  22. Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    The Cosmair ain't quiet.
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    [CONUS] Re: The Brooks Otterlake Swap Thread

    Bump.
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    [CONUS] Re: The Brooks Otterlake Sale Thread

    Bump.
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    Re: Sandalwood struggle

    Mid and base, alongside patch and vanilla.
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    Re: House Affinity/Aversion

    Gravitate towards:

    Santa Maria Novella
    Others: Aramis, Cartier, Floris, Guerlain, Lalique


    Have an aversion to:

    Kilian
    Others: Acqua di Parma, Chanel, Creed, Roja Dove
  27. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Cello, I'll happily take Slumberhouse Ore off of your hands.
  28. Re: The Obsession Calvin Klein freek that I am...

    EDP is the women's version.
  29. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    A N T O N I O
    P U I G
    Q U O R U M
    (1981)

    A vintage bottle. (Version 1 formula.)

    It's nice; a hybrid old-school powerhouse masculine with the edges sanded off. Reminds me of Jacomo de Jacomo...
  30. Re: Yep another wedding one - but shortlisted :)

    Heritage
  31. Re: My dirt cheap favorite tobacco scents

    I get a very discernible tobacco note in CK One Shock for Him. In fact, I think it's one of the best tobacco notes I've encountered in mainstream designer fare from the last decade.
  32. Re: My dirt cheap favorite tobacco scents

    Dark Rebel is a tobacco scent.

    There's no tobacco in Dark Rebel Rider.

    My complaint with all John Varvatos fragrances is that they offer dismal performance and that their drydowns tend to...
  33. Re: My dirt cheap favorite tobacco scents

    Lanvin Avant Garde is no longer cheap. It's experienced a post-discontinuation "unicorn pricing" bump and is now going for $130 or so.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I prefer the EDT. It's brighter and more citrusy. (And would, accordingly, be better suited to your climate.)
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Day three of close-quarters business meetings. I'm going with L'Instant EDT today.
  36. Re: Latest Bentley Release - Rich Pimento!

    I'd love to try this.
  37. Re: My dirt cheap favorite tobacco scents

    Over here in the USA, it's not so cheap, alas (50 ml goes for around $50-60), but I did throw it on my Christmas list.
  38. Re: My dirt cheap favorite tobacco scents

    There's quite prominent powdery cacao. It isn't intensely sweet, but it's still a gourmand tobacco.


    Have you tried Michael for Men (2001-2013 release)? You might get along with it. I haven't...
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    Re: Shalimar........ for men

    My take is that Habit Rouge EDP is Shalimar Pour Homme, but you're still better off just wearing Shalimar.
  40. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    If you have this one, the original is redundant. The original Encre Noire is pretty much just the late drydown from L'Extrême, except that's all you get.
  41. Re: My dirt cheap favorite tobacco scents

    The only US-facing retailer I can find has it for $100 for 50 ml.
  42. Re: My dirt cheap favorite tobacco scents

    I've got a vintage splash of that on the way. Looking forward to giving it a shot, though I expect that, like vintage Polo, it might be a bit "dirty" for me.
  43. Re: My dirt cheap favorite tobacco scents

    Best affordable old-school tobacco:
    Aramis Havana

    Best affordable, contemporary, gourmand-y tobacco:
    M.A.C. Velvet Teddy

    Best affordable, contemporary, "niche"-y weird tobacco:
    M.A.C. My...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Cartier L'Envol, which I don't ordinarily wear in winter but it's warm today. Still feels a bit out of place to me (it'd be better in early spring), but I have some close-quarter business meetings...
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    Re: Amouage - Journey Man, review

    Amouage's trademark style is to make scents with a lot of layers, a kind of "too much is just enough" effect. Sometimes it works, sometimes it just feels like they tossed a bunch of stuff into a pot....
  46. Re: can anyone talk about Aramis 900, Tuscany and Devin in terms of their performance?

    Current Tuscany, which I've worn a lot, is no beast, but it gives me about 4-6 hours of longevity with 2 hrs of projection.

    Vintage has more power.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I needed something "professional" today, so Dunhill Icon. It's terrific in the freezing, wet weather I'm experiencing today.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Héritage is my favourite Guerlain by some measure.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Nobody's infallible.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    S A L V A T O R E
    F E R R A G A M O
    U O M O
    S I G N A T U R E
    (2018)

    114280

    This is essentially the scent I wanted Rochas Man to be. This is a spicy gourmand with prominent (but not...
  51. Re: Anything out there similar to Pure Havane or Malt that is a bit less sweet...

    And the price tag turned wayyyyyy up!

    It is good, though.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Wearing Michael for Men (2001), because it fits me like a glove.
  53. Re: on the subject(s) of humidity and mild exercise

    I'm so glad you're now able to enjoy this masterpiece.
  54. Re: Newbie looking for fragrance recommendations with specific criteria

    I do enjoy wearing Dunhill Icon at this time of treat because the citrus elements take a backseat in the cold and the juniper comes to the forefront, giving it a pine/evergreen quality on top of an...
  55. Re: Anything out there similar to Pure Havane or Malt that is a bit less sweet...

    This is a list of good fragrances, some of which I like a lot, but I don't think stuff like vintage Polo has much in common with gourmands like Pure Malt and Pure Havane!
  56. Re: Wardrobe Death Match: There Can Only Be One

    Then you knew me better than I knew myself!



    http://youtu.be/qNzNeGw8Fmo


    It ain't cheap, though I did get it at a significant discount.
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    Re: LUSH Fragrances

    My wife loves Smuggler's Soul.

    I really like Cardamom Coffee.
  58. Re: Blind buy: Hommage Voyageur - what am I in for!

    This is the worst Lalique release I've tried. A halfhearted vetiver and patchouli scent that feels like an unfinished Encre Noire flanker.
  59. Re: How are the following fragrances? Smell and Longevity wise?

    Longevity is solid (6-8 hrs, with 2 hrs of good projection). The drydown isn't soapy. It's woody and cacao-y.
  60. Re: Anything out there similar to Pure Havane or Malt that is a bit less sweet...

    The bottle I picked up this year gave me very solid performance (8 hrs longevity with a few hours of good projection).
  61. Re: Anything out there similar to Pure Havane or Malt that is a bit less sweet...

    Yes.

    Affordable:

    Azzaro pour Homme Intense (2015) - A quasi-Pure Malt boozy-amber opening that keeps the warmth but adds in a woodier base.

    Samba Skin Man (2014) - A simplified, woodier,...
  62. Re: Wardrobe Death Match: There Can Only Be One

    ROUND THREE

    And then there were four!

    1) Cartier L'Envol (2016) vs Tom Ford for Men Extreme (2007)


    Elegant, sweet, stylish masculines with fruity or floral elements. These kinds of scents...
  63. Re: Wardrobe Death Match: There Can Only Be One

    I am, too, but the heart wants what it wants. It's good stuff.

    At any rate, TF Extreme is an atypical release for the house and doesn't really embody any of the Tom Ford cliches. It's dense, rich,...
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    Re: Citrus on a cold Winter’s day

    Eau Sauvage EDT.
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    Re: Aramis Special Blend (2019)

    No clue. Maybe it'll make its way to discounters. I can't imagine that it's a hot seller.

    All I knew is that I didn't wanna risk missing out on it, so I did what I usually don't do and paid retail.
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    Re: Aramis Special Blend (2019)

    It's stocked online.
  67. Re: Wardrobe Death Match: There Can Only Be One

    You can always order online from these retailers.

    I haven't seen any in-store testers.
  68. Re: Wardrobe Death Match: There Can Only Be One

    It's a limited edition release but the big department stores seem to carry it. I got it from Lord & Taylor for $70.
  69. Re: Wardrobe Death Match: There Can Only Be One

    I didn't see Havana getting dethroned either. But when the matchup happened, it was clear which way it had to go.

    Floris Leather Oud is kinda in the Oud Ispahan line of things, but with geranium...
  70. Re: Wardrobe Death Match: There Can Only Be One

    ROUND THREE

    And then there were eight!


    1) Aramis Havana (1994) vs Tom Ford for Men Extreme (2007)


    Boozy, spicy, dense, and unique fragrances. One an indomitable classic in the barbershop...
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    Re: Aramis Special Blend (2019)

    I got mine via Lord & Taylor. Macy's also carries it, but at higher retail.

    I don't think there are any testers being issued, though.
  72. Re: Wardrobe Death Match: There Can Only Be One

    I'm talking about the current Havana, but I don't think current and vintage are very different. They're very, very close.


    Tuscany is often compared to Azzaro PH, though I think the prominent...
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    Re: Aramis Special Blend (2019)

    There's no tobacco in Aramis Special Blend (2019). It's a blend of cinnamon, wood, whiskey, with an opening dominated by sour bergamot (and aniseed, I think, though it's not listed).

    Aramis...
  74. Re: Wardrobe Death Match: There Can Only Be One

    It's all in fun.
  75. Re: Wardrobe Death Match: There Can Only Be One

    Alas.

    The heart wants what it wants.
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    Re: Aramis Special Blend (2019)

    This has very little in common with Spicebomb!
  77. Re: If you have to pick ONLY one from these three Histoires de Parfums

    Definitely the best from this house, though it can be intimidating.
  78. Re: If you have to pick ONLY one from these three Histoires de Parfums

    I find 1899 tedious. It's an upscale Spicebomb that initially presents well but fades into fuzzy vanillic ambience with no real definition.

    1725 is a good bit better. It, too, is vanillic, but it...
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    Re: The writing instruments thread

    There aren't any chain stores I'd recommend. You're best bet is to find a boutique that specializes in pen and paper.
  80. Re: Wardrobe Death Match: There Can Only Be One

    It's very hard. I just have to go with my gut. And my gut's decisions are honestly surprising me.
  81. Re: Wardrobe Death Match: There Can Only Be One

    ROUND TWO

    Bvlgari pour Homme Soir (2006) will sit this one out, since I've been left with an odd number of fragrances.


    1) Aramis Havana (1994) vs Odori Tabacco (2008)


    Two all-timer...
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    Re: The writing instruments thread

    Pens are too easy to lose for me to invest in a really nice one, so I've never gotten into this hobby. That said, I know a few die-hard pen enthusiasts and they're adamant that there's a growing crop...
  83. Re: Your top 5 favorite "winter" or "fall" fragrances under $40

    Bentley for Men Intense

    Bvlgari Man Black Orient

    L'Erborlario Meharees

    M.A.C. Velvet Teddy

    Rasasi Dhanal Oudh Nashwah
  84. Re: What is your worst used fragrance purchase experience?

    I've had very good experiences with eBay, though I did have an odd case of receiving a decant of a fragrance that turned out to not be the actual fragrance (I found this out when I got an actual...
  85. Re: Wardrobe Death Match: There Can Only Be One

    Current Eau Sauvage doesn't wear super light (the herbal elements are still very prominent, even though the oakmoss/muskiness is dialed down from the vintage) and I get eight hours of longevity,...
  86. Re: Wardrobe Death Match: There Can Only Be One

    Tom Ford for Men Extreme is the better fragrance! More complex, fascinating composition with a more dynamic shift from opening to drydown.

    But Michael is still great. They're both top-tier dirty,...
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    Re: Your 2019 favorites!

    Aramis Special Blend, a really great follow-up to Aramis Tobacco Reserve (2018).
  88. Re: Wardrobe Death Match: There Can Only Be One

    There are too many relatively obscure fragrances to probably put it to a vote, alas.


    I have no idea what will survive.


    Great minds...


    It killed me to say farewell to Michael for Men,...
  89. Re: Wardrobe Death Match: There Can Only Be One

    Undecided!
  90. Re: Wardrobe Death Match: There Can Only Be One

    If folks have thoughts (disagreements, affirmations, questions, or recommendations) they should feel free to share!

    I'm mainly just going with the "What would I save from the fire?" methodology of...
  91. Wardrobe Death Match: There Can Only Be One (Now Complete)

    I've hit an expected "lull" in my fragrance journey.

    I joined Basenotes earlier this year as part of a way to intensify my fragrance hunting and find some obscure gems (targeting certain...
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    Re: Similar to L'Air du Desert Marocain

    What's unique about LADDM/ACDD is that it's dry, smoky, ambery with a balance of cool and warm elements. Most amber scents read more "warm."

    I guess in this regard, Interlude Man is an interesting...
  93. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    CK needs to radically overhaul their marketing. All their stuff from the past decade looks cheap and dated. Shock should've been released in something like the new Molton Brown bottles with a name to...
  94. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    Marketing alone can't make a scent into a blockbuster. People have to actually enjoy it for it to become a true hit with the kind of longevity Sauvage has had.

    Though the flipside is that a...
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    Re: Similar to L'Air du Desert Marocain

    Au Coeur du Désert is practically a flanker (and a good one; I think it slightly improves on LADDM by adding a few extra shades to its aromatic palette).

    I haven't found much like either LADDM or...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    It's cold and snowy and after wearing something a little more dark and aloof yesterday, I wanted something warm, so I went with the effusively warm wild honey and tobacco scent that is M.A.C. Velvet...
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    Re: Favorite pine/fir scents

    Perfumes of the Desert Piñon is a top-tier pine perfume, but as the house name suggests, the aromatic profile is more suggestive of the American southwest rather than the northwest. It's still very...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I went with the slate-gray violet bomb that is Michael Kors Extreme Speed, which I thought might pair nicely with this cloudy, chilly day, but actually turned out to be a bit too aloof to properly...
  99. Re: The Final Push - cutting down to the bare bones of a small 'signature' collection

    No, but I'm not a niche expert! It was enough of a trend in the 00s that there must be something.


    I don't get much iris, but, yeah, violet is noticeable. (I really like violet.)


    If the...
  100. Re: The Final Push - cutting down to the bare bones of a small 'signature' collection

    It's been a bit since there was a new "Signature" masculine from TF, so Beau de Jour is all but guaranteed. I'm curious as to how they'll tweak the composition for re-release.

    As far as the...
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