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    Re: Profumum Roma - long term storage?

    PArafilm doesn't seem to be able to withstand prolonged contact with the chemicals in perfume. I've used it in lieu of teflon tape for my own personal decants and over the course of a few months, the...
  2. Re: Bois 1920 Oltremare: Under-discussed and Under-appreciated

    I'm with you, its a fantastic fragrance that flies under the radar. Face it, most sheeple only want to be substantiated with thier hype buys, not truly appreciate fine fragrance. Anyways, this is a...
  3. Re: CLEARANCE! Carthusia, Atelier, Dior, L'Artisan, Le Cherche Midi

    Only a few remaining.
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    Re: What famous people wear

    Mostly uninteresting list. for the american celeb's, it mostly looks like whatever they or their stylist picked up for them on a routine trip to Neiman's or Sak's. Devoid of any impressive niche...
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    Re: Ambre Fetiche too similar to Interlude Man?

    I find Interlude to be primarily sweet and smokey. Because of that, i always draw some similarities to Filles en Aiguilles or Cape Heartache. Not identical, but definite similarities.
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    Re: What scents do you wear whilst relaxing?

    usually Philosykos or L'eau d'Hiver. Soft, creamy and comforting.
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    Re: Similar to Guerlain Homme l'eau

    LAstly, i'd also say Aqua Decima from Eau d'Italie. I have the Creed and HdP mentioned before, but not this one though i've sampled it in the store and it has that same fresh, minty citrus vibe as...
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    Re: Similar to Guerlain Homme l'eau

    Also, the new Creed Vertiver geranium might be worth a shot. Typical creed fresh citrus top, with a minty geranium and lightly woody vetiver heart. Guerlain homme l'eau doesn't have any real vetiver...
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    Re: Similar to Guerlain Homme l'eau

    Guerlain Homme l'eau flanker is more of a lighter, bracing citrus, mint and eucalyptus scent than the original rummy mojito vibe of Homme. Histoires de parfums 1828 bears some similarities and can...
  10. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    Makes you wonder, who else is next?
  11. Re: Need help finding a fragrance similar to Chanel Allure Homme Sport with good performance!

    I find that Xerjoff Uden has a very similar vibe to Allure Homme Sport. More of a combo of original Allure and AHS since Uden has a bit more richness. Probably what AHD Extreme might smell like but...
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    Re: We need a definitive answer regarding beautyspin...

    This place is a mere 21 minute drive away from my house according to GMaps. Put in an order for and ELDO and TDC fragrance, lets see how quickly it gets here.
  13. Thread: Neroli

    by JonF
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    Re: Neroli

    I think you'll like this one. I've had this for about a year and like the rest of thier offerings, it lasts and lasts and lasts. projection is perfect too, not too beastly, just carries with you for...
  14. Re: Which note cause the base of ADG and L'eau D'issey pour homme to 'radiate' and smell so heavenly

    Would it be Calone? The mainstay note of "aquatic" fragrance foundations?
  15. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    36059

    Bois 1920 Oltremare. Its a shame really, this is one of thier best scents.
  16. Re: CLEARANCE! Carthusia, Atelier, Dior, L'Artisan, Le Cherche Midi

    Springtime bump!
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    Re: Winter apple pie type fragrance

    I get a "holiday spiced apple/fruit pie" sorta vibe from Sushi Imperiale too. Ambre Narguile is too much cloying honey and tobacco for my liking whereas SI is a better, more wearable balance.
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    Re: male scent like Thierry muggler alien

    Amouage Reflection man has a pretty huge hit of jasmine.
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    Re: What are some good fresh and spicy fragrances?

    From my own collection, i could recommend:

    Frapin l'humaniste
    Bond no 9 Brooklyn
    YSL l'homme
    YSL la nuit de l'homme
    Diptyque leau de leau
    Penhaligons Opus 1870
    HDP 1828
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    Re: More Modern Halston Z-14 ?

    Apparently Charenton Mascerations Christopher St is a modern take on that style of classic masculine leather. I have a sample of it and while it does have its differences from Z14, it still embodies...
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    Re: A city on fire "imaginary authors"

    So how does this differ from Cape Heartache? Heavy smokey woods with a slight fruity sweet undertone... sounds a lot like the other one. Or at least similar enough to make it redundant to have both.
  22. Re: Carven Homme & Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree - Similarities?

    The carven is more of a barbershop-ey santal. Personally, i feel Carven homme, Floris Santal, Gucci Envy and to some extent, Rive Gauche PH all share some similiarities with some being rather close...
  23. Re: I'm loving the note "Saffron"...Any good niche scents with this fantastic note ?

    except that they don't make it anymore, right?
  24. Re: I'm loving the note "Saffron"...Any good niche scents with this fantastic note ?

    Diptyque Tarocco - a DEEPLY aromatic blend of saffron, blood orange and rose. Inspired by an italian delicacy of orange fruit dressed with saffron and rose water, its so well composed you can pick...
  25. Re: Similar or better alternative to Pino Silvestre Original / Agua Brava

    Granville by Dior is a damn near exact replica of Pino Sylvestre. So much so, i'm not sure why anyone would spend 10x the amount for the Dior exclusive. Then again, it could be a little more natural...
  26. Re: Scent Somewhat Like Creed Royal Oud, But Cheaper?

    Well, according to fragrantica, some people believe Lomani Intense Black smells like royal oud so perhaps there is something out there like it. I've never tried the Lomani, but they do seem to be...
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    Re: Lubin- Korrigan EDP

    I had just revisited this since i was at the store where they sell this. I remember liking the sample they gave me on a previous visit and wanted to try it again. I generally dislike vanilla scents...
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    Re: Your kings of powder

    I generally dont like fragrances that are overly powdery/dusty in feel, but there are exceptions that have that characteristic, but still balance it well in a pleasing manner.

    JPG Fleur du Male -...
  29. Re: Roja Parfums Neroli vs Bond no 9 Eau de New York

    The roja neroli is closer to le labo fleur d'oranger if anything, but the roja is more indolic. Also similar to MFK APOM home, but that one is even skankier.
  30. Re: Roja Parfums Neroli vs Bond no 9 Eau de New York

    Not that close to me. I have both and a ton of other neroli's and the bond is a drier, astringent lemony neroli where's the roja is more of a indolic, sparkling orange blossom neroli. Some common...
  31. Re: Post millennium fragrances that smell like classic powerhouses

    Charenton Mascerations - Christopher Street. Its thier only offering, but it packs a heavy punch. I don't personally care for this style, but i did find the sample i got to be quite well done. It...
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    Serge Lutens Chene

    don't want.
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    Re: Monster tonka bean fragrance wanted help please?

    Know how we can tell that you didn't read the OP? ;)
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    Re: Looking for LICORICE!!

    I have (And by 'have' i mean selling) Carthusia IO Capri which is a fig, mint, liquorice and eucalptus scent. Not too sweet, but herbal, aromatic and quite distinct.
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    Re: Thinking about blind buying Bergamot 22 le labo

    The problem with B22, Nio, Roja extraits is that while they are very nice and actually long lasting for citrus dominant fragrances, they are rather simplistic compositions and so you really aren't...
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    Re: Tagete by Profumum

    Notes sound awfully similar to Byredo Bal d'Afrique
  37. Thread: New Car Scent?

    by JonF
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    Re: New Car Scent?

    There's 2, MAYBE 3 of us here that know what that is. Can't say its my favorite, but its ubiquitous for sure! My preference is for Eezox, that stuff makes the safe smell like maraschino cherries. lol
  38. Re: Top 1 Spray Fragrances (Current Formulations Only)

    Interlude Man (good projection, but way too much longevity. Any more than a spray will carry you into next week)
    Memoir Man (beastly projection and longevity)
    Totally agree with Costume National...
  39. Re: I'm looking for a L'Artisan Tea For Two clone!

    Found another cheapie alternative... Hanae Mori HiM. SA in the dept store was doing HARD sells on various designers and pushed this in front of my face. At first it comes off a bit like SpiceBomb,...
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    Re: Top 5 pepper scents

    Penhaligons Opus 1870 is a HUGE pepper bomb!
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    Re: Yves Saint Laurent L'HOMME: suspicious box

    This is common, don't worry. Your bottle is legit and its not a fake. grey market nad 3rd party retailers do this for distribution/liquidation purposes and there is no foul play here. Many bottles...
  42. Re: I'm looking for a L'Artisan Tea For Two clone!

    There's nothing EXACTLY like it, however, if you're willing to expand your bubble to things with similar qualities, you'll find a lot of interesting and equally excellent frags that you may enjoy...
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    Re: Opus 1870 underrated?

    Longevity is pretty good overall. Projection mediocre.
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    Re: Lubin- Korrigan EDP

    I dig it. only have a small sample so i haven't been able to wear it fully though. i could see it getting cloying with a bunch of sprays.
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    Re: Best Male Sandalwood fragrance.

    Laboratorio Olfattivo - Cozumel
    Profumum Roma - D'Ambrosia

    And, while its not Sandalwood centric like the above two, Amouage Reflection Man is a great creamy/floral santal blend.
  46. Re: Beastly cologne that smells like vanilla talcum powder?

    JPG's Fleur du Male
    Prada's Infusion d'homme
    HdP 1725
  47. Thread: Sweet Tobacco

    by JonF
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    Re: Sweet Tobacco

    Ineke Field Notes from Paris
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    Re: Is there a More Feminine SMW?

    She could try Erolfa. I find them to be "close cousins" in the Creed family if you will (i even read once that Erolfa was made by blending two other creed scents, maybe MI, SMW or VIW). Erolfa trades...
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    Re: Let's Talk HAPPY by Clinique

    While we're on comparisons, If Orange Sanguine is fresh squeezed florida OJ, then Happy is Tang or Orange DRANK.
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    Re: Vintage Jubilation XXV?

    I find that Jubi XXV does have above average longevity, but it is NOT a loud fragrance. Some Amouages like Reflection, Interlude and even Memoir have much higher degrees of projection and longevity,...
  51. Re: Choose Only One Niche Versatile Crowd-Pleaser, No Creed Please ....

    Bois 1920 Oltremare
    Olfactive Studios Still Life
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    Re: Ever regretted paying a full retail price?

    I completely relate. I RARELY buy full retail for any pricy niche frag when so many can be had for at least 10-20% off from some online outlets. But when i have done so for something new or obscure,...
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    Re: Ever regretted paying a full retail price?

    Every SINGLE time i buy niche retail i get those feels! Unfortunately many niche houses are not to be found at a discount so there's little recourse aside from splits. Fragrances are a pure luxury...
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Creed Royal Oud

    About the only similarity i can draw between them is a slightly spicy balmy "feel" albeit done in different ways. Egoiste, to me, has a prominent balmy spicy tobacco leaf accord that i dont care for...
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    Re: Chanel's coromandel

    Be advised though, the "White chocolate" accord in this is VERY pronounced so if you are not into that aroma, you won't like this. Personally, i dont like white chocolate at all, not the smell, not...
  56. Thread: Best Sandalwood

    by JonF
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    Re: Best Sandalwood

    Tried a couple new (to me) sandalwoods recently.

    First was Profumum Roma D'Ambrosia. Was a local shop with the GF a few weeks ago checking out some new things from different houses and was making...
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    Re: Roja Dove Neroli Extrait

    I found it to be a bit too much of an orange blossom with a prominent dirty indolic twinge. Reminded me a bit of the Serge Lutens Fleur d'oranger in that aspect. Not sure what is giving it that...
  58. Re: Frapin L'Humaniste, the usurper of Mt. Olympus (or the "anything similar to L'Humaniste?" thread

    Also, Ungaro III, a real inexpensive fragrance, has a great vodka and rose scent.
  59. Re: Frapin L'Humaniste, the usurper of Mt. Olympus (or the "anything similar to L'Humaniste?" thread

    I'll echo the Guerlain Homme suggestion. But there are a few varieties of it with slightly different qualities and while i've not tried them all, i do have Homme and Homme L'eau and they are both...
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    Re: Amazon Creed Green Valley

    Well, that May 1st deadline is fast approaching, whats the odds they magically find a stash of GV in the warehouse before time's up? :p
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    Re: Looking for that WOOD scent

    Here's a question back at you... What KIND of wood do you want to smell like? There's many sorts in fragrance and many compositions are built to showcase a particular individual specimen while others...
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    Re: Best Jasmine Scent A Guy Could Own...

    Amouage Reflection man. Certainly some other things in there as well, but jasmine is one of the most prominent notes.
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    Re: Phaedon Tabac Rouge..

    As an alternative, Osswald NYC carries this line and you can order it from them on thier website. I was just there the other day and they had plenty in stock.
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    Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Chocolate and Aoud wouldn't be a bad combo. Nasomatto does it pretty well in Pardon.

    Then again, if they want to latch onto the hottest craze in perfumery, they should just cave in and release...
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    Re: Recent Blind Buy Disappointments?

    Penhaligon's Juniper Sling

    Its just really boring and has the longevity of a fruit fly.
  66. Re: Top 3 Verstile & Long Lasting Summer Fragrance (niesh or designer) for +35 Man

    Bois 1920 Oltremare
    Heeley Sel Marin
    Bond no 9 Eau du New York
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    Re: I find Slumberhouse's Sova to be extreme cloying

    So you're saying that you detect zero, zip, zilch of the dry, dusty hay notes?
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    Re: I find Slumberhouse's Sova to be extreme cloying

    I really wanted to like SOVA, and i sort of do, but not until many, MANY hours into the drydown. The description of this frag, plus the "hops" note really piqued my interest so i ordered a sample....
  69. CLEARANCE! Carthusia, Atelier, Dior, L'Artisan, Le Cherche Midi

    Few bottles for sale folks. All are like new in box with cap and box as pictured. All are 99.9% full, just a spray or two missing. Details and pics for all below. All prices (paypal) include shipping...
  70. Thread: Top 5 Rose scents

    by JonF
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    Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    I don't have many rose forward scents, but the ones I do have I definitely enjoy.

    Lyric man
    Diptyque Tarocco
    Ungaro III
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    Re: Amazon Creed Green Valley

    I just got on the chat with Amazon and they say they have no idea when they will be able to fulfill it. I imagine that they must have gotten a few of these in to liquidate, incorrectly counted the...
  72. Thread: Notes vs Accords

    by JonF
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    Re: Notes vs Accords

    I tend to agree with David's assessment. Notes are something generally intended for and provided to the consumer to give them some notion of what the composition is intended to "represent". Please...
  73. Re: Molecule 01 mystery: did I get the wrong juice or is olfactory fatigue a complicated thing?

    LOL, thats funny. If you feel so strongly that you are entitled to an explanation, then i suggest you take your issue up with essentric molecules or TPC themselves. No one here on this free forum is...
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    Re: Amazon Creed Green Valley

    I got in on the deal last week (original thread curiously missing), however, I just got an email from Amazon that said "We're still trying to obtain the item you ordered, click here to confirm your...
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    Re: How do you guys organize your samples?

    This is the box i got from Target. Online they only sell in a package of 4 but in-store you can get a single for about $10.
    ...
  76. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/1/14): Knize Ten vs Flame, the fragrance, by Burger King

    Best parody ever (and the poll is about as useful as the others ;) ).
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    Re: How do you guys organize your samples?

    I found a nice looking, medium sized, leather hinged box from Target that will fit decants up to and including 5ml and some smaller/squatter 10ml decant bottles as well. I cut a small foam core...
  78. Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia, Essenza, Intensa and Absoluta

    Ive sampled almost transparent blue before and I feel shares more in common with aqua di Gio Essenza then it does with any of the Acqua di Parmas. All the Aqua Di parmas are a variation on the...
  79. Re: [DHI] Just when you thought you had seen it all....

    I have seen that a number of times in varying levels when buying from online discounters. I believe it is done to remove batch codes or other serial number type identifiers due to something relating...
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studios Reviews

    While I've not sampled any SSS offerings, i too have noticed this recently and specifically with the Imaginary Authors house. I feel like every single one of them has this cloyingly sweet musky loud...
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    Re: Floral Like Reflection Man

    Guerlain habit rouge. The drydown has a similar effervescent floral vibe that really bears some commonality with reflection. Not the same scent, but definitely evokes a similar feel if you enjoy the...
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    Re: Your favourite "gaiac wood" fragrances?

    'gwī-ˌak'

    or more phoenetically, 'gwhy-ack'.
  83. Poll: Re: Similar to BtB - TF Tobacco Vanille or SL Chergui?

    TV and Chergui aren't very similar to BtB in my opinion. TV is too spicy and Chergui is too dry. I agree that Perfume de Marly Herod or Ineke Field Notes from Paris have a more similar vibe to BtB...
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    Re: Tzora by Anat Fritz Initial Impressions

    I have both TdH and a decant of Tzora and i too find them to cast a similar vibe, but they both achieve it in VERY different ways. I find TdH to be derivative and synthetic (but not in a negative...
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    Re: Your favourite "gaiac wood" fragrances?

    Tokyo Milk Dark - Bulletproof.
  86. Thread: Best Sandalwood

    by JonF
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    Re: Best Sandalwood

    Laboratorio Olfattivo Cozumel.a smooth, warm, rich samdalwood that is everything I've wanted from that note. Like the Oud Wood of santal.
  87. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/10/14): Versace Pour Homme vs AHS Extreme

    I think the order goes something like this:

    Chanel AHS>>Versace PH>> Chanel AHS Extreme

    AHS is a recognizably better overall composition than VPH even though i own VPH. VPH does beat it in...
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    Re: Less expensive or better alternatives to...

    Marc Jacobs for Men is a decent, lesser expensive substitute for Diptyque Philosykos. L'artisan premier figuer is also, but its not really much cheaper although it can be found at online discounters.
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    Re: cheaper alternatives to Jub XXV

    Close substitute? not sure about that.

    For something with a *similar* vibe, namely that dichotomy of sweet fruit note and contrasting earthy note, i have found these to have that combination of...
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    Re: Pure Malt for $63 on Amazon - Grabbed 2

    I dont know if the policy is new, but they definitely stuck it to me for that policy before. I've only used they 3 times, first they paid, second the refused and the most recent is still pending....
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    Re: Your favourite Serge Luten...

    Gris Clair
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    Re: Pure Malt for $63 on Amazon - Grabbed 2

    Be warned though, eBates policy is that they will ONLY give you the cash back if you use a discount code explicitly listed on thier site for that retailer. Currently, eBates does not list any coupon...
  93. Re: Acqua di parma mandorlo di Sicilia and Yves Saint Laurent Cinema

    Mandorlo was way too "cake icing" in my opinion. My girlfriend is an almond fragrance nut (haha) and has several fragrances with almonds from light to heavy. Keiko Mecheri Ilses Lointainges is my...
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    Re: Cédrat Enivrant by Atelier Cologne

    Its understandable since the citrus notes are more hesperidic and common to grapefruit rather than sweet citrus... plus people tend to just regurgitate what they read anyways. but there is no...
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    Re: Celery note in Fusion Sacree Lui?

    Its there for sure. Not super prominent amongst the boozy, sweet caramel, but its there. It actually adds more to the "Feel" for me in that it adds a certain "crispness" contrast to the smooth, gooey...
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    Re: Cédrat Enivrant by Atelier Cologne

    I have this and orange sanguine and in my opinion, these two are close siblings. Orange sanguine is obviously orange-centric, but its spin is a very authentic Orange Juice smell akin to fresh...
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    Re: yout top 5 most overrated fragrances.

    Pure Malt
    Tobacco Vanille
    L'air du desert Marocain
    Plat Egoiste
    New Haarlem
  98. Re: Is there any fragrance that smells like reese's peanut butter cups?

    Praline de Santal by Parfumerie Generale has an intensely nutty Hazelnut aroma coupled with a slightly coconutty sandalwood base that makes for an intensely warm and rich fragrance, but its not...
  99. Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    I have a couple suggestions outside of the usual trite VIW/St Barts/Fig nonsense.

    Laboratorio Olfattivo Cozumel - a warm, rich, coconut scented sandalwood fragrance. While coconut isn't officially...
  100. Thread: Creed Windsor

    by JonF
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    Re: Creed Windsor

    With the pine/citrus/eucalyptus combo, does Windsor bear any resemblance to Histoires de Perfums 1828? That one is a bracing combo of those notes, but there is no rose or other floral notes in it.
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