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    Surprising winner(s)?

    I was really very surprised and impressed with Masaki Matsushima fragrances. Have tried a couple now, very, VERY understated, but truly wonderful, refreshing and dissimilar smelling stuff. Not your...
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    Re: Anyone else smell...

    Maybe I'm thinking something else... Quorum Silver perhaps?
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    Re: How Do You Open Sample Vials?

    Yeah, only buy spray vials
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    Re: Anyone else smell...

    Also smell a bit of the original Nivea sensitive skin balm after shave in it. Not the new though, it is pure cinnamon.
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    I like old fashioned man soap. Irish Spring,...

    I like old fashioned man soap. Irish Spring, Zest, and the like. I'd never waste money or time on anything I can't find at the local mart. Seing as how I'm just going to cover it up with a cologne...
  6. Re: A dark, brooding scent that screams; "Don't "Double-Cross" Me!

    I wouldn't find any fragrance intimidating, quite frankly. Nauseating, absolutely! It's demeanor and attitude that assert such, not a smell. I'd wear old spice, or Zirh Ikon, or original Polo Green...
  7. I'd try some acidic fragrances. Fruity, Citric...

    I'd try some acidic fragrances. Fruity, Citric especially. Might be complimented by the acidic skin, might not. I'd definitely do some sampling to determine what works well and doesn't.

    The...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Yeah, there's no such thing as cookie cutter people/personalities, far too many variables and preferences based on unpredictable life experiences and circumstances. Thus the term mainstream is...
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    Anyone else smell...

    The similarity in Ungaro III and Perry Ellis Reserve? And maybe even Perry Ellis Night, slightly.
  10. Re: Do girls like Armani Code? Or YSL l'homme?

    Both general crowd pleasers
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    Re: Reformulated Dolce and Gabana Pour Homme

    I loathed the original, had that old man vibe to it I detest so much. Attempted the reform a while back and smelled (smelt is not correct term here) too similar for my taste.

    Might have been less...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme - wow!

    It's always angering to see true gems get discontinued.
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    Re: Recent blind buys on their way in

    Typo, or is PdH something else? Just mean Parfum de Hermes maybe for short sort of thing? Sounds interesting, thanks for the recommendation!
  14. Azzaro elixir = Joop! Homme Allure Homme Sport...

    Azzaro elixir = Joop! Homme
    Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme = Bogart Pour Homme
  15. Poll: Tried MiP, much disliked, femmy smelling to me...

    Tried MiP, much disliked, femmy smelling to me with a falsified sweetness and cheap incense/tea over a disgusting rubber scent. I loathe rubbery smelling fragrances passionately! Also not at all a...
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    Have not tried Mr. Blass, couldn't bring myself...

    Have not tried Mr. Blass, couldn't bring myself to because of date originated. Love to death the other three.

    Quorum Silver is very interesting, quite harsh, but somehow pleasant. Hard to...
  17. Re: No More Love For the Classic Eau Sauvage?

    Yup, ditto. One of the worst, most dated smelling things I've put on, with maybe 1 exception, Boucheron. Blugh! Couldn't scrub these off fast enough. I'd rather wear joop.
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    Sticky: Re: Which fragrance gets you the most female compliments?

    Agua de Loewe El... this one gets MAD compliments from both women and men.

    It's got the AdG vibe without being as harsh, but still potent.
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    Re: Aquatic love!!!!

    Aqua Herrera
  20. Re: Whats the quickest amount of time you returned/sold a fragrance after receiving it and what was

    joop homme
    One man show gold

    But I don't return anything. I take responsibility for my poor choice and own up to it the flaw of blind buying. I punish myself by not getting a refund and instead,...
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    Re: Tim McGraw Cologne Wow!!!

    Lol, d'oh! That's right. Well one of them white rappers with guitars and cow bells... good catch though.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, July 5, 2014

    Zihr Ikon
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    Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Of the AB Spirit line I found those I've tried all to have very good quality for cost. I'm not a fan of the gold, personally, but it was a good scent, matching PR 1 Million spot on.

    Platinum is a...
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    Kenzo sport extreme is a new joy of mine

    Kenzo sport extreme is a new joy of mine
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    Love, love, love L'Eau Boisee A Woody chypre...

    Love, love, love L'Eau Boisee

    A Woody chypre fragrance, simply wonderful.
  26. First, I think it's important to determine how...

    First, I think it's important to determine how you wish to categorize. Some would say by season, some perhaps by occasion, while I would do so by accord genre (can't recall technical term anymore)......
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    Re: Aquatic love!!!!

    Another amazing one I found and seem to've failed to mention is Agua de Loewe El. Smells much like Aqua di Gio but longer lasting, less invasive and smoother.
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    Had to edit, got wrong country singer... Have...

    Had to edit, got wrong country singer...

    Have yet to bring myself to try anything Mcgraw like... dig his music though.
  29. Re: Are the "Classics" Really that Harsh or are Most Men Simply...

    Smell is a sense, just like taste. Do you agree with everyone on how strong everything tastes?
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    Re: Weird fragrance related habits?

    Spray in morning, after shower. Spray when home from work.
  31. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Dali soleil extreme
  32. Re: Summer suggestions for lover of original Polo?

    Ziad icon. Wouldn't call it summer, but definite close substitute.
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    all those things used to matter to me, even be a...

    all those things used to matter to me, even be a primary concern. But now, I just want to love/enjoy the smell. With longevity being a close second.

    I've come to many realizations with fragrances,...
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    Re: Bargain bin favorites

    M;o°c
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    Re: AdP help...

    Soapy is my second favorite, just short of Woody.

    Great info and insight, thanks for experienced opinions.
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    Re: AdP help...

    Thanks for being willing to offer advice. I think I will do that.

    What about Essenza di Colognia?
  37. R'Oud Elements vs Royal Oud vs Silver Scent Intense

    Describe the actual use and effect/potency of "oud" in these.
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    Re: Dior homme/dior homme intense

    I love both, couldn't really choose. DHI for attracting opposite sex, DH for attracting opposite sex. Neither for everyday.
  39. Re: Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    Not at all. I almost always do, but without I'm still bathed and clean. Nothing more necessary
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    Re: Bargain bin favorites

    Ferrari extreme
    Ducati men
    Thallium
    Azzaro Visit
    Roger & Gallet Open
    Salvatore Ferragamo Pour Homme
    Antonio Puig Quorum Silver
    Mauboussin M Generation
    Alfred Sung Homme
    The Iceberg Fragrance...
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    Re: Bargain bin favorites

    I haven't been able to bring myself to try any of those cheese ball cigar looking fragrances, but I hear a lot of goods things from people who's tastes don't at all align with mine.
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    AdP help...

    So back when I was first testing fragrances, to see what I liked, I used sample packets based on notes. The first was rosemary and I hated almost everything.

    Most loathed was an AdP colognia. Not...
  43. Re: Top two fragrances from Guerlain, Chanel, Dior and Hermes

    Easy...

    Guerlain:
    1. L'Eau Boisee
    2. LIdGE

    Chanel:
    1. Platinum Egoiste
    2. AHS
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    Poll: Re: Battle of Frags

    So the only Chanel I've tried and loved was Platinum ego. I do love DHI as well, but this one had to be Ego all the way
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    France.

    Germs got some good stuff, but nothing I've tried that's really competing.

    Spanish along same lines of German.

    Seems like all the middle Eastern stuff is nothing but the ever...
  46. Re: Male fragrance, which vetiver should i choose?

    All of them.

    Kenzo Homme Boisee
  47. Re: first-world problems: dust, scratches, fingerprints, lighting

    I've never noticed anything more than a tiny bit of dust. I am thinking of storing my more prized fragrances that I rarely use in my gun safe, because I'm saving them while I get rid of the blind...
  48. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/8/14): Royal Oud vs La Nuit de L`Homme

    Not from what I read, quite the contrary actually. Unless we're not talking about the Creed royal oud...
  49. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/8/14): Royal Oud vs La Nuit de L`Homme

    La Nuit without a doubt, no competition, I don't at all like oud.
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    Re: AZZARO POUR HOMME ELIXIR fragrance?

    Why not fragrancenet?

    Can be had under 30 shipped and everything is guaranteed original. I've never had an issue with frauds and use it near exclusively.
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    Re: Nikos Sculpture: hidden gem?

    It's a good scent. I think Scentstory did it better with the original 24. There are actually several fragrances that mimic this smell. Another couple are Franck Olivier with Sun Java and Giorgio...
  52. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/7/14): Tobacco Vanille vs Fierce

    That's the beauty of taste, there's no accounting for it.
  53. Re: That perfect fragrance to wear while writing an essay!...

    None. When I'm writing I want none of my senses being worked or distracted. Same with reading. I put on my shooting muffs, baseball cap pulled low, no fragrance, no nodda. I'm in my head for better...
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    Re: What are your next purchases going to be?

    - Aigner Black
    - Keith Urban Phoenix
    - Iceberg Twice Pour Homme
    - Original Penguin
    - Zirh Ikon
    - Kenzo Homme Boisee
    - Barfly Scotch & Soda
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    Re: Best cologne by Ralph Lauren

    Original Polo
  56. Re: Robes08's Top 100 Designer Fragrances List

    I think these all deserve to be here, by popularity and quality. I don't like about half, but I still realize their value to the fragrance world.
  57. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/7/14): Tobacco Vanille vs Fierce

    Fierce
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/08/ba8edyjy.jpg
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    Re: Storing Fragrances

    Personally I don't bother with any of this. Just seems overkill to me. I've been using fragrances for over a decade and never had one lose anything or go bad. They've been kept right atop a dresser...
  60. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/6/14): AdG Essenza vs Musc Ravageur

    If the guy says there's a point I'm down with waiting to seeing the result, and participating.

    The problem I see, isn't the data corrupted? I mean, you ask a this or that but have no proof that...
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    Re: Good signature scent for high school

    Paris Hilton Just Me for him
  62. Re: Designer Fruity/Citrus with Decent Performance

    Bulgari is spelled with a U sound, not V. They utilize the Latin representation of the sound of the letter U, which didn't actually exist in the Latin alphabet. It was substituted with a V. Still...
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    Re: Man in Chicago suburb shot over cologne

    I've yearned to shoot many people over much less. Only so far have I not. Lol
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    Re: Male or female?

    Not sad at all, even though I usually do the opposite. I've got a really bad habit of spoiling people in my life. It's not a good thing to start. Everyone should provide for themselves, provided...
  65. Re: What I finally realized about "boring" fragrances

    I can't recall ever calling a fragrance boring, other than many from Chanel. In fact, I tend to prefer the types of scents others commonly describe as "generic", "synthetic", "linear" and the like.
    ...
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    Re: Colognes do not last on skin or clothes

    I have to wonder if climate plays more a role here than anything. There really is only one common denominator here, and that's location. If multiple noses, articles of clothing and fragrances are run...
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    Re: Colognes do not last on skin or clothes

    Very odd. Skin is one thing, but when you've moisturized and sprayed 12 shots... And clothing too? Are we talking cotton or polyester or silk or what?

    I can't recall Jovan and have never tried...
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    Re: Pictures on Sales Thread

    You post not the url code but the IMG code
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    Re: Male or female?

    Women, speaking generally of course, and of the demographic I am familiar with.
  70. Re: Any Link Between Parosmia and Frequent Use of Fragrance?

    Oh my, "Phantom smells". That was a good laugh.

    No, I've never experienced this. When I'm sick I smell nothing, otherwise I smell what has scent and nothing more.
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    Re: Pictures on Sales Thread

    If you use a cell phone to do it it's much, much easier and you don't have to use one of those untrustworthy online sources that anyone and their uncle can see your stuff on.

    Use the tapatalk app,...
  72. Poll: Re: fragrance battle: Clive Christian v Kermit the frog

    Doods, Kermit had a six pack, game over son! Winner winner, frog leg dinner.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/06/5eby6yba.jpg
  74. Re: Can you tell you'll like a frag by the bottle design?

    I find Chanel to be the most bland, at least the male fragrances, which are all I pay attention to, and, amazingly enough, their fragrances match.
  75. Can you tell you'll like a frag by the bottle design?

    I know, in the general sense, that this is a preposterous idea, overall, but I have, on many occasions, been able to predict my propensity to like or dislike a scent based upon the shaping of a...
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    Re: Man in Chicago suburb shot over cologne

    Wow love it
  77. Re: Best International shipping services to USA

    Great question and helpful answer. Taking notes
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/etyha8ad.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/e4eda2u5.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/sype2unu.jpg
  79. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/4/14): L`air du Desert Marocain vs Le Male

    Never tried first, hated second, so going with first by default
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    Re: Versatile Summer Scents

    L'Eau d'Issey PH
    Azzaro Chrome Legend
    Loewe Agua de El
    Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee
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    Re: Storing Fragrances

    Just garage sale shop. I got my mini fridge for $20
  82. Re: which soaps/bodywashes do you think compliment everything you wear?

    I tried these long ago, had a very feminine lotion like smell, not unscented at all. That I could get over, but it left a terrible film on the skin, took a ton of scrubbing to get it cleaned off...
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    Re: Lush info/recommendations?

    More Great info deadidol, really appreciate the time and effort you put in here!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 4, 2014

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/uqesu3aq.jpg
  85. Re: Am after a Tobacco fragrance with Zero Sweetness

    As has been stated, I guaranty you won't find a more true to nature tobacco than Vermeil. I hated it, but it was pure tobacco. No fruity, no girly sweet garbage... Just baccy.
  86. Re: TOP TEN for Spring and Summer - what are they?

    L'Eau d'Issey PH
    L'Eau Bleue d'Issey PH
    Quorum Silver
    Salvatore Ferragamo PH
    Aigner Blue Emotion
    Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisée
    Encre Noire
    Dior Aqua Fahrenheit
    Hugh Parsons Traditional
    YdS...
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    Re: Best Cologne (EdC) out of the Bunch

    NP?
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/04/tu5y3aru.jpg
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    Re: Best Cologne (EdC) out of the Bunch

    Is this Bergamatto Marino the Gianfranco? I can't find it anywhere
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    Re: Insurrection pure by reyane = Aventus

    Nice, do tell once you've given it a thorough test drive
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    Re: Your Favorite Rosemary Fragrances

    AdP seems to love using rosemary.

    When I first started getting into fragrances I would order samples from Perfumed Court by note, so that I'd get 4-5 different versions of popular notes.

    The...
  92. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/3/14): 1 Million vs Dreamer

    Didn't care for either, wouldn't wear either if free, but if forced to or having only these as options... eh, still no, I'd take the bullet instead.
  93. Poll: Re: Would buy and wear a fragrance if everyone detested it but you loved it?

    Yes, at home on a lounge around the house day
  94. Re: Just getting into Fragrances . Advice neededon new things to try.

    Costume National homme
  95. Re: A Question about YSL L'Homme / Thallium + Suggestions

    Easy for me, didn't like L'Homme all that much, found it extremely bland and generic, but love, love, love Thallium! It lasts about 8-10 hours on projection alone.

    So my vote, move over old stuff,...
  96. Re: TOP TEN for Spring and Summer - what are they?

    Only need one...

    L'Eau d'Issey
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    Exactly my point.
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    Yup, had a couple of those. Like it or not, doesn't negate the validity or truth.
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    Re: Worst flacons in your collection?

    Yeah, I can definitely see that! Yowza! Lol
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    Re: Lush info/recommendations?

    Now that's some solid advice! Thanks Ry!
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