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    Poll: Re: Need A Modern Masterpiece Designer

    Sycomore
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2012

    I just got off of the phone with Chanel Customer Service. Thrilled to say that I just purchased a 6.8 of Sycomore. I adore this beauty beyond words but have, since it's release, subsisted on a steady...
  3. Re: Cult favourites which you personally don't care for

    Le Labo. Style over substance across the board.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday 15th of December 2012

    Sycomore. 5 days in a row. Just beautiful
  5. Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    My Dad's Grey Flannel and Lagerfeld.
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    Re: i don't care for the chanels - am i alone?

    Boy, I know that taste varies widely, but if we judge Chanel on Sycomore, Coromandel, Cuir de Russie, Bois des Isles, Egoiste, Antaeus, and Pour Monsieur, they should be at or near the top of the...
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    Re: 5 greatest male fragrances of all time

    Eau d'Hermes
    New York
    Egoiste
    Sycomore
    Route du Vetiver
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    Re: The one fragrance you regret parting with.

    MPG - Route du Vetiver, Vintage. Regret it immensely; I swapped it about 10 days before I became aware of the significant reformulation. Still hurts.
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    Re: Have you already found it?

    Thought I was done; Nothing but Eau d'Hermes for nearly two years, but after finding the copper cap harder to get my hands on, I allowed myself a mistress or two, and have fallen hard for both...
  10. Re: If you could only pick 3 designer scents to use for the rest of your life what would you pick?

    Eau d'Hermes
    Sycomore
    Egoiste
  11. Thread: Ysl m7

    by dekdek
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    Re: Ysl m7

    Tacky, I know, but I do happen to have a near full bottle of the original on the swap right now. Just saying, if anyone is interested. Thanks, Dave
  12. Re: Signature Scents for Younger Guys that Evoke the Color Gray

    Armani Prive Bois d'Encens feels like medium-grey cashmere to me.

    It wears lightly; the women in my life respond very positively to it; and it would make a beautiful signature once the cool...
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    Re: Encre Noire vs. Sycomore

    The two have little, if anything in common to my nose. Sycomore is, quite possibly, the best release of the 21st Century; Encre Noire is great value, no doubt, but nowhere near what Sheldrake &...
  14. Thread: L'Egoiste

    by dekdek
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    Re: L'Egoiste

    With the slightly cooler weather here in Louisville I'm wearing Egoiste today. It's always a pleasure from top to bottom. Chanel is a wonderful house.
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    Re: What's the most manliest high quality cologne?

    Eucris
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    Re: About Eau d'Hermès . . .

    Wearing it as I type. I adore Eau d'Hermes and would easily include it in my top five. It really does wear like a second skin but it's much more there, and for much longer, than it gets credit for...
  17. Re: What is your absolute number one favorite fragrance of all time?

    Chanel Sycomore
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    Re: Blind Bought Givenchy's Vetyver

    The buzz isn't gone, it just hops around a lot in these parts. Even with the re-release it's not too readily available. Givenchy Vetyver is genius and a smart purchase. Enjoy.
  19. Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EDP Sillage & Longevity Feedback

    8-10 hours of moderate sillage. Take 2 parts Guerlain Vetiver, 1 part Rive Gauche, you are left with TF's latest rip on what's been done before. Sorry to diss, but Grey Vetiver just seems terrible...
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    Re: I want to like C&S Cuba

    At the present, C & S, as a house, is hugely over-hyped and its fragrances average at best, and I'm including the much-vaunted No.88 (in its current formulation). I'm sure I'll catch all kinds of...
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    Re: vetiver extraordinaire........

    I just dont get the Sycomore-Encre Noire comparison, nor the Vetiver Extraordinaire-Sycomore comparison. These three are no more the same than is Santal de Mysore, Tam Dao, and Bois de Iles. I'll...
  22. Re: A special reward to yourself: what to buy for xmas?

    Chanel Sycomore
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    Re: What are you wearing for Thanksgiving?

    A light application of Arabie. My wife was throwing around spices with reckless abandon today so I felt it appropriate to wear this strangely compelling Lutens offering.
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    Re: Biggest LOVES of 2009?

    I have a few new loves but none were released in 2009. Not one offering from the current crop that I can say etched it's name in the pantheon. In fact, I think 2009 will be marked more for the number...
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    Re: Tiffany for Men?

    "BLASHPEMY! I'll try to say it a different way--Tiffany is the Cleveland Browns and PdN NY is the Indianapolis Colts."

    I don't agree with this at all. I love PdN New York but that hardly...
  26. Re: What would you call "the leather Hermès wishes they'd made"?

    Nobody has tried Ellena's "Apres Coucher du Soleil " yet? It's an idea of the "American West." Abstractions of pepper, hay, saddle leather, and lots and lots of fresh mountain water and air. Genius
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    Re: Your "Enough is Enough!" fragrance.

    I applied Givenchy Vetyver every day for a week recently and thought that I might just hoard this and stick with it for a few years. I think that it might be the most appropriate, versatile, and...
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    Re: Which fragrance will you defend to the death??

    SMN Acqua di Cuba. I absolutely love this but my wife refers to it as "Eau de Poop." Oh well.
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    Re: SL Bois Oriental - Consider me Smitten

    I saw and sniffed this beauty at the Barney's in Chicago earlier in the year. Give them a try. They had the whole Serge Bois crew at the time.
  30. Re: Frag Sniffing in Charleston, SC - sales and niche surprises!

    Stella Nova is a great shop and the SA's are sweet and helpful. We head to the beach every summer on Isle of Palms, near Charleston, and always make certain to get to Stella Nova. A few weeks ago,...
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    Re: is EAU DE HERMES worth 75 dollars

    Blind buy?, maybe not, Worth $75, absolutely, particularly when put up against the existing market. If we're asking a true "worth" question of Eau d'Hermes, I think it's a relative steal. Whether...
  32. Poll: Re: Do You Wear "Winter" Fragrances in Hot Weather?

    Vacationing at Isle of Palms near Charleston, SC, and it's been about 95 every day. I've been wearing Habit Rouge EDC daily and its been great. I only travelled with a small bottle of Trumpers Bay...
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    Re: What went wrong with Encre Noire?

    I adore Encre Noire but have always felt that the offerings from Lalique, while appreciated by many here on merit alone, fly under the radar a bit.

    Lalique as a company offers a somewhat hard to...
  34. Thread: Mark birley

    by dekdek
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    Re: Mark birley

    I wore it yesterday and took the advice of not overspraying, which, due to Birley's perceived lightness, I've been guilty of. One spray to both arms and chest, from about a foot away, allowed it to...
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    Re: Favourite reviewers

    Naed Nitram (sp.?) echoing the observations of the great Baron de Charlus is always a joy to read.
  36. Re: Do any men here wear Mûre et Musc or Mûre et Musc Extrême

    I have both and wear them frequently in warmer weather. I do think they are slightly better suited for a woman straight out of the bottle but the dry down strikes me as quite unisex. The original...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    I picked up three bottles of Bois d'Encens today at the Marshalls in Louisville. The boxes were so small and minimal that I nearly missed them. It really is a beautiful scent, and I think I'll try...
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    Re: Egoiste By Chanel or Dior Homme By Dior

    Dior Homme is very good, and an encouraging release from a major fashion house. That said, Egoiste is one of the finest ever made, and, to me, is in my all-time top ten. This thread encouraged me...
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    Re: S o t D - Saturday, 28 Feb 09

    Encre Noire
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    Re: Stealth fragrance?

    Mark Birley, for better or worse, goes pretty anti-fragrance in no time. On me, it's a skin scent within an hour or two.
  41. Re: Lalique tightening their distribution grip?

    Neiman Marcus on Michigan Ave. in Chicago had it in stock over the weekend. I suggest that you try them at 312.642.5900. They're open until 7 Central time.

    Good luck,

    Dave
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    Re: SotD - Sat 21 Feb 09

    Nasomatto Duro
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    Re: S o T D - Tuesday, February 10!

    Etro Vetiver
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    Re: your Holy Grail('s) - from curent collection

    I've been pretty addicted to Parfum d'Habit lately.
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    Re: What is your all-purpose fragrance?

    Mark Birley
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 27 Dec 08

    Eau d'Hermes
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    Re: SODT Thursday, 11th December 2008

    Route du Vetiver
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    I saw a 3.4 bottle of Paul Smith Story for 20.00 at TJ Maxx.
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 8 Dec 08

    Musc Ravageur
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Platinum

    I think about Egoiste before I wear it. Look forward to it. Concentree is something I'll put on once in a while when I can't decide what to wear but can't bear to wear nothing. It's OK, but the...
  51. Thread: Quick Top Five!

    by dekdek
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    Re: Quick Top Five!

    Heritage EDP
    Encre Noire
    Chergui
    Antaeus
    Amouage Silver Cologne
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    Re: Tauer Perfumes Vetiver Dance Reviews

    Similar in projection & sillage but not in how they smell. Gotcha.
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    Re: Tauer Perfumes Vetiver Dance Reviews

    Not to fan flames, but Vetiver Dance & Chergui are in no way similar. Not a bit. Not on top. Not in the midnotes. Nor "as reference."
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    Re: Helmut Lang Cuiron - Anything similar?

    Is Cuiron being re-introduced or is this just a terrible tease of a rumor?
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    Re: scents you're obsessed with at the moment.

    For me, it's Encre Noire. I'm only 10% through a 3.4 bottle and I've already backed it up with a 1.7. I tried to wear Guerlain Vetiver yesterday, and while it was all together different (and still...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I got a "Oh my God, what smells so good, it's him!" today at my sons pre-school. This comment was made by one woman in front of five other woman. Very satisfying. My perfume; Encre Noire.
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    Re: Your most used faves so far for 2008 ?

    Yerbamate a lot this spring & summer and Encre Noire probably every other day since.
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    Re: SOTD - Friday, 10 October 2008

    Encre Noire
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 16 September 08

    Egoiste
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    Re: eBay Triumphs - your best....

    Guerlain Heritage EDP - $26 with shipping. Score!
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 14 July 08

    Eau d'Orange Verte
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 24 May 08

    Aramis 900
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    Re: Once you go niche, do you ever go back?

    Pour Monsieur, Antaeus, Egoiste, M7, Heritage, Derby, Habit Rouge, Mitsouko, Jicky, Givenchy Gentleman, VCA, Knize Ten, Havana, 900, JHL, Equipage, Bel Ami, Eau de Hermes. I love them all and could...
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    Re: Anyone know of a sweet green men's frag?

    Villoresi's Yerbamate is viciously green through top & mid-notes, with vanilla/amber/opoponax in the base.
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    Re: SotE, Sunday 4th May

    Tam Dao
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 30 April 08

    i profumi di firenze
    tobacco fragranza concentrata
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    Re: Uplifting Perfumes

    I wore Villoresi Yerbamate today and found it to be an invigorating, intense, raw green fragrance. A bit astringent at the start, it races through a tomato leaf note with a touch of mint, but incense...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 28 of April

    Heritage EDP
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    Re: SotD Sunday 27th April 2008

    BdP
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 25 April 2008

    D'Orsay Arome 3
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    Re: Like Egoiste.. but better?

    I find the concentree everywhere in Louisville. Dillard's, Macy's, Von Maur, etc. Kentucky (including Louisville) is largely a perfume wasteland, so, wherever you are, I'd imagine you'd find it at...
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 21 April 2008

    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: SotD - Sunday, 20 April 08

    Ysl M7
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    Re: SOTD Friday 18th April

    Eau d'Hermes
  75. Re: When did you start wearing colognes and what was your first scent?

    I wore my father's Lagerfeld Classic from about 13-18 and, when I went to college, I bought a small bottle of Obsession that in hind sight, I might have applied too liberally.
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    Re: Your Fav. Leather Scent for Men?

    Cuir d'Oranger from Miller Harris is my favorite
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, April 16, 2008

    Tam Dao
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 15 April 2008

    Eau d'Hermes
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    Re: About Eau D'Hermes... random thoughts

    I'm wearing Eau d'Hermes for the fist time today and I've gotten such a kick out of it. Upon application from a splash bottle this morning I found myself laughing out loud at the incredibly...
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    Re: What's the best cologne for a streetfight?

    I think I'd perfume the opposite of my intentions. I loathe street fights as you never really know the capacities of your opponent and can get badly hurt. That in mind, the key is always to end...
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, April 10, 2008

    Blenheim Bouquet
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, April 9, 08

    Dior Homme
  83. Re: Most addictive, pull your wrist to your nose scents

    Heritage EDP. I love how long after application, when I assume that it's greatly diminished, I can put my wrist to my nose and its full, rich depth is still very much there, just closer to my skin. ...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, 8 April

    Divine's L'Homme de Coeur
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    Re: SOTD Monday, 7 April

    Egoiste
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    Re: Youth Without Youth

    I think this fellow would buy a Creed because the attractive 22 year SA says she "loves, loves, loves," Virgin Island Water. It's what her boyfriend wears. She'd then tell him that Green Irish...
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    Re: Floral fragrance for men?

    A new favorite: Aramis 900. It has replaced Equipage as the favorite floral in my collection although I'd still give the latter very high praise and recommend it as well.

    Aramis 900
    Top Notes ...
  88. Re: Aramis 900: The best fragrance for the money ever?

    Thanks for the suggestions everyone. LuckyScent has the Nereides line that Ron199 suggested, so I've ordered Imperial Opoponax, Patchouli Antique, and Oriental Lumpur samples from them and I'm off...
  89. Aramis 900: The best fragrance for the money ever?

    After reading the glowing reviews from a few of Basenotes finest, I picked up a bottle of Aramis 900 at my local Macy's today for, wait for it, $42 bucks. I went in with the intention to only test...
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    Re: SotD ,, Thursday 3 April 2008

    Coriolan
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 1 April 08

    Guerlain Heritage EDP
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    Re: Fragrance of the day, Monday, March 31

    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: SotD - Saturday 29th March 2008

    Jhl
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 26th March 2008

    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 25th March 2008

    ysl M7
  96. Poll: Re: Enough is Enough: Too Many Variations on One Fragrance

    At least Kouros is of such quality that it could be allowed, maybe, to start its own family of fumes. Chanel really has little right to do so with Allure. Either way, the entire trend bothers me...
  97. Thread: Oriental.

    by dekdek
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    Re: Oriental.

    Another vote for Jaipur EDP. Just beautiful. Vanilla done right, and it lasts forever. One of the few orientals that my wife loves as well.
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    Re: SotD .. Monday 24th March 2008

    Antaeus. While closer to the skin, it's still giving me it's beautiful drydown nine hours after application. Amazing stuff that is every day moving closer to becoming my "official" HG. I'm...
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 22 March 2008

    Ysl M7
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 21 March 2008

    Antaeus. One more time before it gets too warm in Kentucky. I'd take another week of cold to sneak in a couple more wearings of this beauty.
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