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  1. Patou Pour Homme now available at Bergdorf Goodman!!

    Let the fun begin!
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  2. Re: Suggestions Needed for Replacing Patou Homme Prive and Gucci Nobile

    Thanks all, for your suggestions. After trying out several, I purchased Roja Dove Danger Pour Homme EDP (would like to have gotten the parfum, but it was more than I could spend). This is one...
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    Re: Roja Dove - Enigma pour Homme

    I agree. Danger Pour Homme is unbelievably sophisticated and sexy! Reminds me a bit of Patou pour Homme Prive.
  4. Re: Suggestions Needed for Replacing Patou Homme Prive and Gucci Nobile

    Thanks for the replies, all.

    Anything else in the Amouage or Roja Dove lines? He really likes Dia Man. I've heard Beloved Man might fit the bill, but at $425 a bottle, I'm not sure it's worth...
  5. Suggestions Needed for Replacing Patou Homme Prive and Gucci Nobile

    I'll be visiting Bergdorf Goodman in NYC this weekend and would like to purchase an elegant replacement scent, in the vein of Patou Pour Homme Prive or Gucci Nobile, for a professional man in his...
  6. Re: $250 to spend on perfume at Bergdorf's NYC this weekend...

    Thanks everyone, for the great suggestions. I had the best time. Bergdorf's is a perfume lover's dream. I only wish I could have spent more time in there! Anyway, I went crazy, and here's what I...
  7. Visiting Bergorf's NYC this weekend - what perfumes MUST I try?

    This will be my first time visiting the store. I like woody, floral, spicy perfumes made of quality ingredients that last all day, and don't care whether they are marketed to men or women. I...
  8. $250 to spend on perfume at Bergdorf's NYC this weekend...

    What particular fragrances MUST I be sure to check out while I'm there? I should qualify that by saying I prefer woody/floral/spicy "full-bodied" fragrances that last all day, and don't care if they...
  9. Opinions on the most refined, must-have fragrances from these houses

    What do you feel are the most refined fragrances from the following houses:

    Bois 1920
    Byredo
    Cartier Les Heures de Parfum
    Chanel Exclusifs
    Dior exclusives
    Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle...
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    Re: Seeking the best green scent ...

    I think both Ormonde Man and Ormonde Woman are two of the best "green" scents I have ever smelled.

    Guys, don't let the name "Ormonde Woman" prevent you from sampling this one. This is very unisex...
  11. Opinions Wanted - Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. L'Art et la Matiere line

    I've read reviews on Basenotes of SDV and the L'Art et la Matiere line (Angelique Noire, Bois D'Armenie, Cuir Beluga, Iris Ganache). All contain vanilla and cost about the same. I've even read that...
  12. Re: If you had $250 to spend on fragrance at Bergdorf's NYC...

    Thanks, all, for your suggestions. I think I've narrowed it down. Between Guerlain Derby, Vetiver pour Elle and Kilian Back to Black, which is the best choice?
  13. If you had $250 to spend on fragrance at Bergdorf's NYC...

    what would you spend it on?
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    Re: Terre de Hermes Parfum by Hermes

    I bought it at Nordstrom this weekend and I love it. It was $112 for 75 ml.
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    Ormonde Jayne Price Increase

    Just went out to the Ormonde Jayne website and saw that they have increased the price on all their EDP offerings to 68.

    There was talk of Ormonde Jayne having a US website, which would avoid...
  16. Re: Japan Noir by Tom Ford - does anyone smell anything else besides the smoke?

    I think it smells very much like another Private Blend fragrance, Bois Rouge... but I like Bois Rouge much better because of its superior longevity.

    Jim
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    Re: Q&A With Tom Ford On His Private Blend Line

    I'm surprised to hear that Tom favors Japon Noir. I have samples of both Japon Noir and Bois Rouge and find them to be almost identical, except that Bois Rouge lasts far longer on my skin. Japon...
  18. Re: Zizan - new men's fragrance from Ormonde Jayne

    Grant, is it similar to Isfarkand, but longer lasting? The notes between the two are similar.

    I like Isfarkand, but its poor longevity prevents me from buying it. With Zizan's additional notes...
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    Promo Code for Ormonde Jayne website

    Hi all,

    On the Ormonde Jayne website, there is a "Discount Code" box when placing an order. I've done searches and haven't found any promo codes for Ormonde Jayne.

    Does anyone know of any...
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    Best Ormonde Jaynes for men?

    For those who have tried the Ormonde Jayne line, which ones work best for men? In addition to Ormonde Man and Isfarkand, I've read that Ormonde Woman, Orris Noir and T'aif would also be very...
  21. Tom Ford Private Blends - Another Price Increase??

    I just received the updated marketing booklet describing each of the Tom Ford Private Blends, and noticed on the last page that the prices were listed as $195 for the 50 ml. bottle and $530 for the...
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    Re: ... New Prada pour Homme ...

    Neiman's website shows it is now in stock:
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    At TJ Maxx, found:

    Paul Smith Story 100 ml. for $29.99.

    What a nice surprise! A citrus fragrance that lasts. Put it on right before going out for the evening and could still smell it the next...
  24. Re: New White Patchouli by Tom Ford on pre-sale at Neimans

    Beware the three-pack sampler deal of the Tom Ford Private Blends if you pre-order this. Apparently they think you should only get one sample, not three. I placed an order for a Tom Ford product...
  25. Re: New White Patchouli by Tom Ford on pre-sale at Neimans

    Beware the three-pack sampler deal of the Tom Ford Private Blends if you pre-order this. Apparently they think you should only get one sample, not three. I placed an order for a Tom Ford product...
  26. Re: Tom Ford Private Blends - which have the greatest longevity?

    Thanks everyone, for you input. It's not an easy decision with 12 to choose from!

    I think it's a toss-up between Noir de Noir and Moss Breches. I absolutely love Frederic Malle's "Une Rose", and...
  27. Tom Ford Private Blends - which have the greatest longevity?

    I'm one of those who've been on the fence about purchasing one of the TF Private Blends, due to the cost, but given the upcoming price increase, have decided to take the plunge now.

    For those of...
  28. Suggestions for fragrance from Barney's Boston store

    I'm going to be making a trip into the Barney's Boston store for the first time this weekend. I understand they do not have all of the fragrances that are shown on the Barney's website. I have...
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    Tom Ford Extreme - list of ingredients

    Here's the only press piece I've found that lists the full fragrance pyramid for Tom Ford Extreme. The rarity and exclusivity of the ingredients is reflected in the niche-like price point.

    From...
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    Re: Tom Ford Extreme

    I also tried it at Neiman's this weekend. I can detect the initial rum notes and what seems to me like nutmeg. It lasted about 5-6 hours on me. I didn't find the fragrance developed all that much...
  31. Re: Antidote Fans..Great deal at Neiman on line

    Don't bother... I had a run-in with Neiman's over this. Their website is in error. They show a picture of the 2.5 oz. edt encased inside a "book" with blank pages. However, the set does not...
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    Re: Zegna Intenso

    Is this an Intense version of Essenza di Zegna, or a brand new fragrance altogether?

    Jim
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    Canali Prestige Edition Eau de Parfum

    Just picked up this limited-edition this week after being on back order since before Christmas. Quite an impressive presentation. Large brown box top lifts to reveal a gorgeous brown bottle seated on...
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    Re: Ode to Nordstrom's (SF)

    Did you find that Regent 99 smells a lot like Creed Millesime Imperial? I really like it a lot and unfortunately, my local Nordstrom doesn't carry it. I also love the original Hugh Parsons......
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    Re: New Canali Eau de Parfum homme

    Both Saks and Nordstrom advertised it in their recent catalogues, and neither one has it in stock, either on-line or in their stores. Both persons I spoke with would not guarantee it would come back...
  36. Re: Antidote, London, Prada & Vintage--Disappointment City

    The Nordstrom near me stopped doing the decants. I had purchased a few on different occasions and got dirty looks from some of the salespeople. Quite un-Nordstrom-like, I thought. The next time I...
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    Re: Trussardi Uomo - worth owning?

    Oh, and I forgot this one....

    Lanvin L'Homme 1.7 oz. spray for $9.99. How can you go wrong?!!!

    - Jim
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    Re: Trussardi Uomo - worth owning?

    For all of you Basenoters who live near the Boston area...

    Filenes Basement is having a summer clearance sale of alot of their colognes. I snapped up a 3.4 oz. bottle of Trussardi Uomo for...
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    Re: Damn Nordstroms!

    Good idea, Giraffe!

    I went to my local Nordstroms in CT this weekend and the sales associate said they were all out of the atomizers... AND she wasn't sure if they would be getting any more in. ...
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    Attention Baldessarini fans!

    Went to my local Marshall's today and found the specialty 1.6 oz. Baldessarini eau de cologne in the silver rechargeable container (with polishing cloth) for only $24.99! Last time I inquired about...
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme is a huge hit

    I'm not surprised at the good reaction Azzaro gets. I think it smells very similar to Rive Gauche pour Homme, which seems to be a real crowd pleaser on this board.

    Jim
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    Attention M7 Fans

    I was at my local Marshalls and TJ Maxx this weekend and saw M7 after shave balm with pump, M7 shower gel and M7 deodorant stick at bargain prices! *All are of the high quality you'd expect from YSL....
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    Re: Any fragrances that smell luxurious?

    Patou pour Homme and Patou pour Homme Prive both smell rich and expensive. None of the new releases come close to these classics! :)

    Jim
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    Re: Holiday Gift Sets

    I was hoping to see a Dior Homme gift set, too, but no such luck, at least not at my local Nordies. But they did have a nice set for Arpege Homme that contains the large spray, a shower gel and after...
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    Ormonde Jayne availability in US?

    I received samples of Ormonde Jayne's two men's scents and both are wonderful. *Does anyone know where they can be purchased in the US or online? *Or, are they only available by ordering from their...
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    Re: Anything similar to Escada Casual Friday?

    I think the new Lanvin Arpege pour Homme smells alot like Casual Friday. :o
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    Re: Thoughts on Scent Intense?

    It's in the vein of Prada. While I liked it at first, I found it cloying after awhile and just wanted to wash it off. You won't need much, that's for sure. I got rid of my bottle.
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    Allure Sensuelle by Chanel

    I got a sample of this fragrance last weekend. It reminded me of Amouage Dia, very smooth and classy. It has a beautiful floral, woody, powdery drydown, and it was still going strong the next day! It...
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    Lanvin Arpege Homme now at Nordies

    They just got it in this week.

    All I can say is... :o

    Lanvin Arpege Homme = Casual Friday by Escada

    Not for me. Great packaging, though.

    For those interested, they had a great gift set,...
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    Re: Review: Divine L'Homme Sage

    Just received samples of L'Homme de Coeur and L'Homme Sage in the mail from Divine.

    L'Homme de Coeur is in the vein of Dior pour Homme, with iris as the prominent note, but it has a "brighter"...
  51. Lanvin Arpege Homme available at Nordstrom.com

    It's on their website now:
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    Re: JHL approximations?

    Thanks Graffam! * *:)

    I called the hotline for the second time in two weeks and they again told me that there were no bottles of JHL at any of their stores. *I mentioned to the rep that I had read...
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    Re: JHL approximations?

    Griff,

    Can you give the location of a Nordstrom that actually has JHL? I contacted their beauty hotline and they said that none of their stores currently carry it.

    Thanks,
    Jim
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    Re: Finally tried Dior Homme

    I put it on early this morning and can still smell it. If I can still smell it, I know others can. Great lasting power!

    Jim
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    Re: Finally tried Dior Homme

    :)

    Just bought a bottle of Dior Homme at Nordstrom. I LOVE it!! It's like nothing else around at the moment. I didn't actually care for it when it was first sprayed on my skin. The opening notes...
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    Re: Parfums Delrae

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    Wow, they all sound wonderful, especially the Eau Illuminee. Although marketed for women, I think men could certainly wear that one. And the bottles are gorgeous. Wish there was more information...
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    Re: Opinions of the Ermengildo Zegna scents?

    I love Essenza! It has a myrtle note in it, which sets it apart from the other 'fresh' fragrances out there, and gives it a touch of class. It really has that Italian flair! By the way, the after...
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    Re: Fasten your seatbelts...Hummer H2

    This is one of the very few scents I would never buy based on its name alone. There is no excuse for this vehicle on civilian roads, imho, and I certainly wouldn't want to wear a fragrance named...
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    Mouchoir de Monsieur

    I recently sought out a sample of Guerlain's Mouchoir de Monsieur, due to positive comments I have read on this board, with the thought of purchasing a bottle. *I thought it smelled very much like...
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    Re: Finally Found a Signature Scent!

    Here's the email address I used to get samples:

    america@Amouage.com
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    Finally Found a Signature Scent!

    For someone who has nearly 100 bottles of cologne, I never believed I would find one for which I would trade in all the others... and I have.

    After reading about Amouage on this board, I sent for...
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