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    Re: Vtg. Roger & Gallet 'Open'

    My thoughts too. Vaguely reminds me of Aramis Havana in the top and Ferre for Man in the base.
    Thanks again for helping me discover this gem.
  2. Re: Selfridges delivered to the USA - custom fee?

    I ordered from Coogles (also UK). They took 1 week to dispatch the order, and it took another 3.5 weeks to arrive (of which 2 weeks of sleep at London Heathrow). So I wouldn;t be too worried given...
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    Re: January Scent Projects

    I now have tried another 3:

    - Vaporocindro: beautiful fresh floral/green fragrance. My second favourite of the bunch.

    - Dinudisit: a veeeery interesting one. Not sure if I like it, but a work...
  4. Poll: Re: Men wearing Female Fragrances: What is the big deal?

    I think that in order to shorten the discussion, it would be better to define what is a female fragrance. Do you mean:

    1/ A fragrance marketed for women, written "for women" on the box? or
    2/ A...
  5. Poll: Re: Men wearing Female Fragrances: What is the big deal?

    You mean that you get your opinions influenced by a sticker on a bottle?
  6. Poll: Re: Men wearing Female Fragrances: What is the big deal?

    What about men that pull off female fragrances just because it's written "for men" on the box? (ie. L'Instant de Guerlain EDP or Dior Homme Intense) Or the opposite (ie. Chanel No.19 or Gres...
  7. Poll: Re: Men wearing Female Fragrances: What is the big deal?

    What is written on the box doesn;t mean anything. No way Guerlain L'Instant EDP/Extreme or Dior Homme Intense could have been marketed towards men 30-40 years ago. Because these are basically...
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    Re: USPS Misdelivered package

    That's why we pay the extra ebay cost for. Glad it worked for you.

    I've sent a bottle to swap abroad nearly 2.5 months ago in First Class package, no news of the package. I filed a claim, but...
  9. Re: Covid the final nail in the coffin for Malls and fragrances???

    Mall will slowly die, and e-commerce will become the standard (if not already).

    There will be inflation to compensate for the money printing necessary to finance the covid relief money to citizen...
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    Re: Songe an upgrade on Bois Mysterieux?

    Doesn't make any sense to compare a sample (from a bottle with unknown storage condition, unknown date of opening, oxygenation of the sample when sprayed into the vial, temperature variations and...
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    Re: Songe an upgrade on Bois Mysterieux?

    Tested them both blind (asking an SA to help me) at Guerlain's flagship store in Paris, at the 1st floor, sit, alone (after the SA left) and relaxed. I felt some differences when I smelt A, than B,...
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    Re: Good discounters in Europe?

    I use idealo.fr or idealo.de as price comparing engines, and start from that.
  13. Re: For those who are about the compliments ...

    .....ehhhh... are you really doing that? :lolk:
  14. Re: For those who are about the compliments ...

    Compliments is the last reason for me to wear fragrances, and who is older than 20yo and still thinks like that is here often seen as unsecure, or referred as a "bro". (and that's no compliment)
    ...
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    Re: YSL disconuations

    Optimize their offering for the masses, in order to make more money.
    That said, again, there's no real evidence of discontinuation, except for Rive Gauche and Kouros Silver.
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    Re: What's happened?

    1. It would be more accurate to state that it seems to SOME people more often than others.

    2. Should a frag be similar from start to finish to a previous one, I'd rather see them as alternate...
  17. Re: Mouchoir de Monsier by Guerlain questions

    My reasonable guess is that your sample is from an older EdT, with a slightly darker juice, or possibly that the bottle wasn't stored well and turned. That said, on this pic, the juice seems darker:...
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    Re: Creed Aventus was obviously made by...

    In 2006 (that is: 4 years before Aventus - and its "revolutionary" pineapple note - was released), Gianfranco Ferre issues Ferre for Men, which has a noticeable pineapple note in the opening. Oh...
  19. Poll: Re: Guerlain Vetiver or Vetiver Extreme

    I voted for both. that said, if budget is a concern, I would go for the original one.

    If budget is not a concern, I would strongly suggest to go for both current versions, that would probably...
  20. Poll: Re: Guerlain Vetiver or Vetiver Extreme

    Never smelt the vintage, but have read several opinions stating that the ribbed bottle smells harsher/more synthetic than the current version.
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    Re: YSL disconuations

    It's ~5 years that Dior Vetiver and 1/2 years that Leather Oud are not available in the US and still sold in Paris stores. So no, reduced availability is the sign of nothing in my book.

    Based on...
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    Re: YSL disconuations

    Only a distribution chop, not production (except for Rive Gauche). Recently discussed HERE.

    To answer the question: NO, Jazz has not been discontinued, only not distributed anymore in the US (and...
  23. Re: What's the EdT you prefer over an EdP?

    I don't have experience with the Bentley, but can't agree more with the other 4.
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    Re: Best Creed that not Aventus

    Unsurprising, since it has become a mainstream fragrance given how much it sells.

    For my tastes (based on smell only), I like Viking, Jardin d'Amalfi and Vetiver Geranium. As a distant 4th, also...
  25. Re: Oud in Hot Humidity Summer possible ?

    Exactly my thoughts.
  26. Re: What does Richard James Saville Row smell like?

    This one is hard to describe, as it's pretty unique. Mostly tuberose, leather and tobacco, with a "chalky" feeling.
    The only fragrance I have been vaguely reminded of is ELdO Vierges et Toreros,...
  27. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Tom Ford - Bois Marocain (decant)
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    Re: Nose Paris sold fake Aventus?

    I always find funny that Aventus fanboys supposedly have super developed olfactive abilities that they can detect batch microvariations, and huge differences with the famous clones, but are unable to...
  29. Re: Suggestions for a good 'Suede' fragrance?

    ELdO - Tom of Finland
    Cerruti - L’Essence
    Dunhill - Icon Elite
    Byblos - September Morn
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    Re: Best mens floral fragrance?

    Copying my answer from Fragrantica:

    I suggest you narrow down your request.
    Rose, Iris, Violet, Neroli are just a few florals that fit well men, but are nothing alike.
  31. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Nishane - Colognise
    Nishane - B-612
    Just Jack - Moroccan Green
  32. Re: Anyone else annoyed by Fragrancebuy shipping policy ?

    Same here. Great retailer!
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    Re: Should I buy Aramis Aramis

    Honestly I would wear Montecristo more easily than Aramis. Dated? I don't know how to explain... I imagine Trump wearing it. Does it clarify?



    Well... as you can see by Hednic's post, I'm not...
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    Re: Should I buy Aramis Aramis

    Montecristo is 3 steps up in terms of quality. I wont refuel the endless debate about if Aramis is a gem or a failure, but it’s not a safe wear in public today. It’s rare that I say that, but Aramis...
  35. Re: Could I get some feedback on Eau Sauvage EDP please?

    I agree, poor longevity. My favourite ES flanker is Cologne.
  36. Re: Could I get some feedback on Eau Sauvage EDP please?

    The difference between 2012 and 2017 is only noticeable in the opening. After that, these two are exactly identical.

    I own the 2017, and honestly not a fan. It's mostly citrus and resins with a...
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    Re: Zaharoff Signature Pour Homme

    Opens with pear, then lavender, to end with a vanillic myrrh supported by a subtle woody note. Performance is ok.

    A very nice elegant fragrance for the office, well blended. That said, the price...
  38. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    And you were right! What a beautiful thing! Thank you for bringing that one on my radar, you're my tobacco guru!
  39. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Thank you! Serge Noire is a masterpiece. (but shhhh! don't tell them!)
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    Re: YSL Jazz timelines?

    It's a repackaging of La Collection, no reformulation. It's the one I own, and the only one I've smelt, but for what I've read online, there is a consensus to say that it is very close (if not...
  41. Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    Sorry all that I haven't paid a lot of attention to that thread, I will take advantage of the last few days of quarantine to reformat this list.
  42. Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    Guerlain has both vetiver and tobacco as co-players, both in my top5 favourite notes. Not the one with the most refined quality, but greenness+tobacco+good performance+bargain bin price point = big...
  43. Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    Hi,

    I really appreciate you stopping-by here, and thank you for the compliment. I'd rather keep it as a listing here, and not a suggestion thread. I suggest you copy-paste your post and create a...
  44. Re: Active scammer alert - got scammed on the "Fragrances Wanted" forum

    Sorry to hear that.
    That can happen, but this kind of incidents are much rarer (if not sporadical) with a BNer with good feedback, than one who has 0 feedback. Anyways, I absolutely decline to go...
  45. Re: I wonder what stock will be like at retailers for fragrance

    You know, not that it never happened in the past, but it remains very rare that Marshall's and co. have better prices than discounter's prices... In the best case, they have prices similar to...
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    Re: Just Jack perfumes - Tom Ford clones

    I'll take that as a no. :lolk:
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    I have all 3. If you already have GF for Man, Balenciaga HHC and Lauder for Men, I would say that you can rest in peace in regard to vintage oakmoss.
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    Re: Which is better

    Acqua di Biotech, without a doubt.
  49. Re: Hard Leather by LM Parfums - Act II Intimacy Collectiion!

    Hahahah true... have I told you already that I find ACdA bold but not aggressive, and Nishane Afrika Olifant interesting but overall smooth? :lolk:
  50. Re: Hard Leather by LM Parfums - Act II Intimacy Collectiion!

    It's true that a long lockdown is not good for sex. (but only people who are sexually active and enjoying sex may understand that, obviously)
  51. Re: Hard Leather by LM Parfums - Act II Intimacy Collectiion!

    :kiss:
  52. Re: Hard Leather by LM Parfums - Act II Intimacy Collectiion!

    You know, cumin, castoreum and civet don't mean obviosuly stinky or unwearable. The ones that are, are just from a different period of time, or just badly blended, but I ensure you that some are very...
  53. Re: Active scammer alert - got scammed on the "Fragrances Wanted" forum

    So if you knew that it would have happened, there must be a valid reason. But sometimes we want to believe... Happened to me too, when I bought a bottle of Cartier Pasha for $15 on ebay, just to...
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    Re: Carolina Herrera "Herrera for Men"

    Just grabbed a cheap bottle of Centaure by Pierre Cardin, that some compare to that one. Will update.
  55. Re: The Highest Complimented Acqua di Gio Flanker

    I received a gift set in 1996, and a bottle in 1997. The first bottle still has 30% left, and the second is still new. From that, one can understand that I'm not found of it, but honestly, I have...
  56. Re: The Highest Complimented Acqua di Gio Flanker

    Who is the "lot of people"? Where?
  57. Re: Active scammer alert - got scammed on the "Fragrances Wanted" forum

    I decline to read further. Please don't tell me that you even made a deal with someone related to that user....

    Next time, the simpliest thing would be to be smart, and report that kind of fishing...
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    Re: Gucci Intense Oud VS M7 Oud Absolu

    These two are very different, despite they both have oud on their labels.

    Gucci Intense Oud: dark/incensy/a bit of berries. Very mysterious fragrance. Performance is good. If I had to give it a...
  59. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Pierre Cardin - Pour Monsieur, Centaure and Centaure Blue
    Guy Laroche - Horizon
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    Re: Just Jack perfumes - Tom Ford clones

    Has anyone tested Morrocan Green?
  61. Re: Hard Leather by LM Parfums - Act II Intimacy Collectiion!

    Congrats for your purchase, great one! Looking forward to hear your thoughts.
  62. Re: What is the least amount of time it's taken you to go through 100 ml?

    Just 1 second: the time for a bottle to fly from my hands and crash on the ground.
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    It’s dark, and heavy.. I suggest you indeed give it some time, or swap it for something serious if really you dont match with it.
    What about Balenciaga Ho Hang Club? Or Lauder for Men? Or Miller...
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    Gianfranco Ferré for Man (not to be confused with «*for Men*» which is an iris freshie).
    Go vintage, it’s decently priced on ebay (~$50-70/125ml for vintage). But apparently the latest formulation...
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    Re: Looking for a new experience

    Or even better: one of their discovery sample sets!
  66. Re: When will Chanel Release a New Mens Scent?

    Probably next year, since they have a "new men's frag every 10 years" rythmn. (except for Platinum Egoiste, which had been released in emergency to save the "Egoiste" trademark following the...
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    Re: By Kilian Sacred Wood

    No point in comparing them, as these two have only the name in common. Saying to prefer one over the other, it's like stating to prefer beer over root beer.
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    Re: By Kilian Sacred Wood

    Before thinking at sandalwood, one should enjoy cinnamon and rose in order to enjoy this one. Most of all cinnamon.
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    Re: By Kilian Sacred Wood

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    Re: By Kilian Sacred Wood

    :lolk:
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    Re: By Kilian Sacred Wood

    Not with this one for sure, since there no sandalwood in it, only palo santo (aka lignum vitae or guaiacwood) and cedar. (the pyramid on Fragrantica mistakenly list sandalwood in place of cedar)....
  72. Poll: Re: Poll: When you wear a perfume, is it just for yourself or do you want others to know?

    It depends. Once I put just 2 sprays of Rogue Mousse Illuminee one hour before arriving at work. 5 seconds after I entered my office my 2 colleagues together asked me: "how much perfume did you put...
  73. Re: What's up with Zegna - abandoning the fragrance business?

    Interesting... on the US website, there are still 7 fragrances listed. Personally, I have never seen Zegna's fragrances at Sephora, nor in the US, nor in Europe. In Chicago, only Bloomingsdale carry...
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    Re: Looking for a new experience

    Hi Mike,

    You seem to be mostly owning designer or mainstream niche fragrances. No surprise you are getting bored. Time for you to go in the under-the-radar niche and indie territory. (but be ready...
  75. Re: List of eBay Sellers that Are Authentic and Fake

    Had this happen recently. Wanted to buy 4 frags that had free shipping from a single seller on ebay. Since "fast&free shipping" = $7.85 shipping included, I asked the guy to get $20 off if I bought...
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    Re: jet.com 50%+ Off

    50% off on HdP and Eight&Bob fragrances is rare enough to be very interesting. Unfortunately, the selection is very limited.
  77. Poll: Re: Poll: When you wear a perfume, is it just for yourself or do you want others to know?

    I fully agree about the stereotypical compliments, it bores me also. (and people looking for that have serious self-confidence issues imo, but let's not start that delicate topic)

    That said, I...
  78. Poll: Re: Poll: When you wear a perfume, is it just for yourself or do you want others to know?

    Personally I don't care at all for strong sillage/beast mode fragrances, and find very laughable all these beast mode hunters. I just want decent performance (that is: being able to smell the...
  79. Poll: Re: Poll: When you wear a perfume, is it just for yourself or do you want others to know?

    Sorry to disappoint you, but most of the people around only care about other's fragrances when they don't like it (complaint), and a fragrance will have no effect in charming others unless yourself...
  80. Re: Which fragrance you do not want miss after the end of covid-19 social life?

    I would never buy from Russian sellers on eBay or Etsy...
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    Samples: Spring clean-up

    Yup. I decided to focus on wearing (and finishing) all the samples that I have (and like) in my wardrobe. First because samples go bad much faster than full bottles, and I feel sorry to dump them....
  82. Re: Hard Leather by LM Parfums - Act II Intimacy Collectiion!

    Sorry to read that you think that Black Oud have a mediocre drydown. Personally, I'm far from being disappointed, and I enjoy it a lot from top to base. Still one of my favourites of my collection,...
  83. Re: Malle Vetiver and floating particles

    Sounds like Malle had serious storage issues.



    Floating particules (aka precipitate) are usually indeed observed in older chemical, or chemicals that underwent temperature variation. For...
  84. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Lutens - Serge Noire
    Lutens - Chergui
    TdC - South Bay
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    Re: Favourite Chanel?

    Not that Egoiste is really masculine either... to my nose Egoiste is completely unisex, while Bois des Iles is unisex leaning a bit feminine. But I wear it without any problem.
  86. Re: Creed GIT online retailer suggestions?

    What does it mean "grey market"? I have the feeling that many use that term when they are unsure of who the retailer is, but without being able to define that properly.
    Do you mean fakes? Stolen...
  87. Re: Creed GIT online retailer suggestions?

    What could have changed? That they shifted business model and decided to sell exclusively fakes made in Russia?
  88. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    That's exactly the feedback I left on ebay on the only fragrance I bought from this guy (the only one I did not express interest in, thus the price stayed unchanged).
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    Re: I ordered Rogue samples today :)

    I got the full sampler set. Ended up buying full bottles of:

    - Mousse Illuminee: super minty geranium opening, with a mossy brown tobacco drydown, reminding me of Polo Green (but a high quality...
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    Re: Summer Green Citrus?

    Vilhelm - Black Citrus (this should be right up your alley for citrus/green/smokey)
    Beaufort - Fathom V (more green than citrus, but match the green/natural/earthy part)
    Trudon - II (beautiful...
  91. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Forget it, it's sold out at CVS. You can only find it now at unknown online retailers for $130/50ml. That's out of range for a designer frag in my book.
  92. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    I got pissed a couple of weeks ago: I spotted it NIB on ebay at $112 shipped. Asked the seller if he would do an extra discount since I was planning to buy 3-4 fragrances, and the guy would have...
  93. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Is it so good that you may think at a 2nd bottle? (if the price is decent)
    And actually I was below the real price tag which is more around $130 for 50ml. Basically the price of 100ml bottles of...
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    Re: The Best Fragrance Of All Time

    A big YES!
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    Re: The Best Fragrance Of All Time

    That I may agree. A fragrance can be groundbreaking (meaning very new) with some people not liking it. But something groundbreaking is not "best", it's just new. Best is subjective, and I prefer the...
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    Re: For the noses that know........

    Exactly my thoughts!
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    Re: Best citrus oud niche fragrance?

    I've read that Rasasi Oudh Al Boruzz Asrar Indonesia is a great citrus oud, but haven't tested it personally.
  98. Re: New Dior Fahrenheit EDT Formulation for 2019 # 12948/A

    Ok got it, sorry. To answer your question: No reformulation at all in 2018 to my nose for Dior Homme (original).

    And since the changes between ESP 2012 vs 2017 are very subtle (despite they...
  99. Re: Which fragrance you do not want miss after the end of covid-19 social life?

    Since you mostly blind buy online on a regular base, why waiting the end of covid?
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    Re: How do you control your purchases?

    Byredo Sundazed is nice-ish to my nose, but as usual for Byredo it's very soft and leans feminine.

    I tried the regular CC (C, L, I, V, E, X) and wasn't impressed by any of them. Will try these...
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