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  1. Re: Tiffany for Men (Vintage) - Questions and feedback

    Personally, I enjoy Tiffany For Men much more than Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree (unfortunately never smelled original Pour Monsieur). TfM *is* a bit powdery but taken as a whole the composition...
  2. Re: What's new in the designer summer fragrance game?

    These are certainly not new but I enjoy Dior Homme Sport, VC&A Tsar and Dunhill (2003/brown) in summer. Same for Penhaligon's English Fern, although it's not a "designer" fragrance.
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    Re: Best "BAD BOY" fragrance !

    Jack nailed it - Kouros came to mind immediately for me. Kouros Day not withstanding, I just might wear The King tomorrow!
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    Poll: Re: Bleu de Chanel or Acqua Di Gio?

    Another vote for BdC (prefer the edt but would take either over AdG). I realize AdG has been insanely popular for the past 20 years so I'm clearly in the minority here...but personally I can't stand...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Go easy on the spray (singular). Should be fine in the warm weather, at least that's been my experience. Now if it happens to be 95 deg on designated day, that could be a different story.
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    Re: My Search of 20+ Years Is Over, Finally

    Russlan - you are to be commended for your tenacity in pursuing this fragrance. 20 years? That's quite an accomplishment.

    When I was a kid Jovan Musk was a special fragrance for me. Not an ever...
  7. Re: Whats your wife's, girlfriends or significant others favorite scent that you wear hands down?

    Wife likes the majority of my fragrances. Her favorites tend to change a bit, although I get consistent compliments from...

    Bleu de Chanel EDT
    Dunhill (2003)
    Penhaligon's Sartorial
    Azzaro Pour...
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    Re: Unusual and Elegant

    First one that comes to mind - Penhaligon's Sartorial.
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    Re: bleu de chanel edt...worth the money?

    If you happen to find any Chanel fragrances at a discount, I suggest avoidance. We've all heard enough stories about counterfeit Chanel bottles - it's not worth it.

    Re: Bleu de Chanel EDT - I...
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    Re: Bleu de chanel edp or edt

    For me, the EDT outperforms the EDP on both counts.
  11. Thread: Vintage Kouros

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    Re: Vintage Kouros

    Keep checking eBay. I've picked up 2 bottles of vintage Kouros within the past couple of years. Both are excellent, and I'm sure more will show up on eBay. Assuming you know what to look for, you...
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    Re: Ideal summer Chanel

    Hmmm...AHS is much more than lemon, so you may want to try it again. AHS Cologne Sport works well in very hot weather although AHS smells better to me. Dior Homme Sport also works well in the heat....
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    Re: Kill me now ... (Kouros rant)

    As I mentioned in my previous post, Surrender to Chance is a good option...

    http://surrendertochance.com/yves-saint-laurent-kouros-edt/
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    Re: Kill me now ... (Kouros rant)

    If you can't sample it locally, buy a sample from Surrender To Chance (or similar company). The sample will be current or close to current formula from all white bottle. This will give you a good...
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    Re: Kill me now ... (Kouros rant)

    In my experience, Kouros is simply one of the best. I own bottles from late 90s and early 2000s, but even more recent formulation (i.e., no chrome) is good. Not as good as my other bottles, but still...
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    Re: Always on recommendation

    As a few have said, Bleu de Chanel. It seems appropriate for any occasion and just about any weather. Nothing's perfect and it's not my personal number 1, but it's extremely versatile and well worth...
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    February 2015 - Most Worn Fragrances

    Not tracking but I'm certain it's Penhaligon's Sartorial. Just seems to be working exceedingly well for me in the winter weather. Number 2 would be YSL Rive Gauche PH but that's a distant second.
  18. Re: Recommendations for a thin, 20 year old college student? (Bleu de Chanel Parfum vs Toilette)

    Jake - seems like this is stating the obvious but the EDT is widely available and should be easy to sample at Sephora, Nordstrom, Macy's, etc. Sephora is especially good about samples, Nordstrom as...
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    Re: Classic Fragrances

    Sartorial (Penhaligon's)
    Patrick (Fragrances of Ireland)

    Sartorial is a more complex fragrance, in my view (not to mention more expensive). Many people feel it is similar to Brut - I'm not one of...
  20. Re: What are your 'workhorse' fragrances?(most versatile)

    Bleu de Chanel
    Penhaligon's Sartorial

    Have to admit I'm surprised to see Rive Gauche PH listed a few times here. I love it but can't wear it in warm temps.
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    Re: Is it just me who thinks Fahrenheit is sweet?

    Fahrenheit 32 is horribly sweet to me (nasty stuff), but I don't get too much sweetness from Fahrenheit.
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    Re: New Fahrenheit Box. Reformulated?

    Haven't smelled the EDP but Fahrenheit EDT has a noticeable vanilla note, at least to my nose.
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    Re: You know you're a basenoter when...

    You enjoy spending time thinking about which fragrance you'll wear tomorrow...then proceed to sniff at least 10 different ones the next morning because you want to be *sure* your fragrance mood...
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    Re: An Elegant Cologne that Causes Fatal Attraction

    I say take a chance and be different - Kouros or Fahrenheit - one spray to the chest (and *only one*). She may love it, she may hate it. But she will not forget it.
  25. Re: Which fragrance is a "Hype-king" or "Overhyped"?

    Agree with many of you - Aventus is clearly the most hyped here. I've smelled it but haven't actually worn it so I can't say if its overhyped. I'll give that distinction to Terre de Hermes.
  26. Re: Sweet Boozy Fragrance with light hints of Tobacco

    Haven't smaller the new one but the previous "Michael For Men" would fit the bill. Of course it's discontinued and may not be easy to find.
  27. Re: If I blind buy Encre Noire, what's the chances I'll be disappointed?

    Agreed, although personally not a fan of TdH or EN.
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    Re: Something similar to Chanel Allure Homme Sport

    I enjoy both AHS and Dior Homme Sport, but I will say DHS is better in hot weather as I find AHS a bit heavier.
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    Re: what have you hoarded the most?

    Only one for which I currently own more than a single bottle - Kouros (vintage 1999 and 2004).
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    Re: Which fragrance blogs do you read?

    Agreed. Far too time consuming and almost zero value for me. Will check out Katie Puckrik from time to time but that's about it.

    Other than BN and Fragrantica, the only ones I check regularly are...
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    les Exclusifs suggestions for a "Chanel man"

    Bump. I'm also curious as to how this worked out.

    Since OP's husband appears to be a Jacques Polge fan, I would have suggested Tiffany For Men (regardless of OP shying away from PM Concentree)....
  32. Re: Fragrance like Azzaro Pour Homme but with better longevity/projection?

    Agree with those suggesting Rive Gauche Pour Homme, although I can't agree with Sartorial. I own Sartorial (as well as Azzaro and RGPH/tin can) and enjoy it very much. However, performance is not...
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    Re: Your "biggest regret" purchase?

    Probably Bulgari BLU. Not expensive so no great loss in that regard, but I *never* reach for it. Enjoyed it for a short while when this became more of a hobby but can no longer enjoy it.
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    Re: Alternatives to Rive Gauche Pour Homme?

    +1 Good suggestion. I also tried Patrick very recently and enjoyed it. Dry down actually reminded me of Kouros ( a good thing in my book).
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    Re: Alternatives to Rive Gauche Pour Homme?

    I like Sartorial but I don't consider it stark and/or bitter by any means. VC&A Tsar might be a better fit.
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    Re: Need a new suggestion

    +1 Dior Homme Sport, Bleu de Chanel (not sure if BdC was "Blue" in original post).

    I prefer DHS over both BdC and AHS in extreme heat/humidity. Not a huge ginger fan but it works for me in DHS. ...
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    Re: Quorum = The greatest compliment getter

    My grandfather also wore Aramis - smelled classy and GREAT on him. I tried it myself a few years ago but it didn't work for me even though I used to sneak whiffs of it in his medicine cabinet when I...
  38. Re: Had my car broken into (stole my vintage La Nuit de L'Homme)

    Terrible. Just what you need coming out of the grocery store ready to pack your bags in the car. That is a lousy day.

    Was something valuable in plain view or was it simply random? In either case,...
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    Van Cleef & Arpels. Pour homme vs Tsar

    For me, Tsar by far (incidental rhyme). I've worn Pour Homme but just have trouble warming up to it. Tsar was a winner from the first spray. Very versatile and enjoyable fougere which I'm glad to...
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    Re: Masculine Notes Help

    It's not a note per se but I've always found fougeres/aromatic fougeres to be classically masculine. Some good examples would be Azzaro Pour Homme, VC&A Tsar and Penhaligon's English Fern (EF is...
  41. Re: Getting really awful longevity with Bleu de Chanel

    OP: You'll have no problem with Nordstrom, but I agree with those suggesting you keep trying BdC. There's a long standing theme here re: this one - it often takes a while to fully appreciate and get...
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    Re: How long have you been collecting?

    As is the case with some, I'm a user rather than collector. Started using/appreciating fragrance at a very young age 35+ years ago, although I had a tendency to drift in/out over the years. Got back...
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    Re: What retailers can I find decanting supplies?

    The Container Store (USA) carries plastic atomizers which I've used on occasion; however, I've never seen glass atomizers in retail stores. FWIW, the plastic ones have worked out well for my...
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    Re: Do you use perfume every day?

    I don't mind taking breaks and may not wear anything if I'm in the house all day or working around the house. On those occasions I sometimes take the opportunity to hit my samples stash at night to...
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    Re: Calling on all Encre Noire by Lalique owners

    Agreed. It was a scrubber for me. Conversely, Encre Noir has many fans here so hopefully OP will be in that group. I just couldn't stand it on my skin.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    As is the case with others, my top 5 is not necessarily a static list. Here's mine at the moment in no particular order:

    YSL Kouros
    VC&A Tsar
    Penhaligon's Sartorial
    Tiffany For Men
    Azzaro Pour...
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    Re: Antaeus current version dry-down

    Definitely agree re: the powdery dry down. I still like Antaeus but over time I find myself reaching for it less and less. It opens with a bang, but that powdery dry down just reminds me of too many...
  48. Re: Extraordinary Dry Downs and Bases: What Are The Standouts?

    +1 Kouros, Tiffany For Men
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    Re: Boucheron Jaipur por homme

    Great post. I don't own Jaipur but I've sampled it, and this nails it for me. It's almost as if this one tries too hard. Definitely something excessive about it.
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    Re: Significant Other Overrules

    Wife isn't exactly enamored with 3 of which I can think at the moment...

    Monsieur Balmain
    Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur
    Pinaud Clubman

    Admittedly I tend to go heavy on the Clubman which might...
  51. Re: Went for Bleu even though Platinum Egoiste was drawing me in :/

    Just my 2 cents - good choice. Personally never saw the appeal of PE. I find one particular note disturbs me to no end.

    Bleu is an odd one in that it took a while for me to appreciate it, but it...
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    Re: yet another aromatic fougere newb

    You're off to a good start. Haven't smelled Patrick but Azzaro PH and Tsar are very good scents. Azzaro is on the spicy side while Tsar is a bit soapy. Certainly enough differences between them to...
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    Re: Caron Pour Un Homme and Skin Bracer?

    I knew PuH was a very old product but since my original post I've come to realize Skin Bracer was also released in the 30s. Regardless, only 2 replies and neither in agreement. I guess that answers...
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    Caron Pour Un Homme and Skin Bracer?

    I've smelled PuH in the past but never actually wore it until yesterday. After being on my skin for a short while, it reminded me of something else. Couldn't put my finger on it until an hour or so...
  55. Re: New to Niche, 21 yr old male at college need suggestions!

    While you're at Sephora, might as well check out Dior Homme Sport. Potentially a good fit with your climate.
  56. Re: What was your first VINTAGE fragrance and where bought you it?

    YSL Kouros - eBay.
  57. Re: Which one of these would you want the most in your collection?

    Personally like only one of the four - Bleu de Chanel edt (have yet to try edp). Never warmed up to Eau Sauvage in any form, although certainly respect it for its historical significance. The entire...
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    Re: Lit pipe tobbaco frag?

    +1 I get booze-infused pipe tobacco from Michael.
  59. Thread: Best of Sephora

    by bbfan
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    Best of Sephora

    Hmmm...I've been to a number of Sephora retail stores over the past year or two (USA), but I've never seen even one of these. Are you referring to USA stores?

    OP: In addition to some of the...
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    Re: Best finds of 2014

    My best find of 2014 is probably Penhaligon's Sartorial. Not the best performance so I've stopped applying under clothes and now apply exclusively to wrists (4-6 sprays). The scent is classy and...
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    Re: Ultimate formal work frag (read details)?

    Sartorial came to mind immediately, but in my view it does not fit OP's requirements for longevity or sillage. It's classy and I really enjoy it but performance is not great.

    Another one to...
  62. Re: Legitimacy of different frags for different seasons

    Very well said - I couldn't agree more. The flip side is something like Antaeus in hot weather. A very light application might be ok but that type of heavy scent doesn't work for me in summer. Same...
  63. Re: How do you decide what to wear on Thanksgiving? (or any big meal oriented holiday)

    Kept it simple and went with a crowd pleaser today - Bleu de Chanel.
  64. Re: Which fragrance do you use the most/least of when applying

    Most sprays is probably 4-6 for Azzaro Pour Homme. My bottle, which is fairly recent, smells great but lacks longevity and strength. Same can be said for Penhaligon's Sartorial. Really love it but...
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    Re: Your first love...

    First one I owned was Old Spice in the 70s but the one which really fascinated me at the time was Jovan Musk For Men. I recall reaching for Old Spice, Brut, etc on many occasions but something about...
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    Re: Is Molecule01 the most love or hate scent?

    The most loved or hated scent? Nah. I'd say that title probably belongs to Kouros (personally, I'm in the former camp by a long shot).
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport EDT

    I use 2-3 sprays. I wouldn't do any more than 3, esp in an office setting. AHS is fairly potent although projection does seem to tail off after a couple of hours. In my view it's a very good office...
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport EDT

    I'm also a fan of AHS. It's versatile and has a bit more depth to it than others of similar ilk. As already noted, you should also try Bleu de Chanel. While you're at it, give Dior Homme Sport a...
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    Re: Powder: Masculine or Feminine ?

    I agree that Tiffany For Men is somewhat powdery but it's not even the slightest bit feminine in my view. Just the opposite in fact. Stay with it - you may find it grows on you immensely with a...
  70. Re: Four Flankers, Choosing Two (Allure Homme & A*Men Line)

    Not enough experience with A*Men line to comment but I was disappointed with Edition Blanche. It's hyped like crazy here but I'm not a big fan and decided not to buy a full bottle. You may want to...
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    Re: Sick of scents...but only for today.

    +1 Two consecutive days is usually my limit. Once in a while a brand new scent might see a 3rd day but that's extremely rare. Some scents are more versatile and wearable than others so that may also...
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit & Chanel Egoiste...Wow!

    OP - Good job on the collection. If you haven't tried Kouros yet, you may want to give it a shot. I've got vintages from 12 and 15 years ago but I've smelled the current release which is still good...
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit & Chanel Egoiste...Wow!

    OP - Good job on the collection. If you haven't tried Kouros yet, you may want to give it a shot. I've got vintages from 12 and 15 years ago but I've smelled the current release which is still good...
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    Re: Your thoughts on Penhaligons Sartorial?

    Agreed and very well said. I find Sartorial to be fairly versatile and extremely smooth and classy. I sometimes feel the need for 6 sprays, which is far more than I typically use but it's become a...
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    Re: suggestions for a signature office scent

    +1 Bleu de Chanel
    +1 Dior Homme Sport
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport
    Dunhill (2003 release, brown packaging)

    Also agree with YSL Rive Gauche PH although tin can is getting more expensive and harder...
  76. Re: Scents in a league of their own. Classy. Distinguished. Formal.

    +1 Tiffany For Men
    Penhaligon's Sartorial
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    Re: Best blind buy and would you recommend it!!

    Old thread but what the heck. Maybe it needs a few updates.

    I no longer blind buy but my most successful was probably Rive Gauche PH.
  78. Re: "accessories for fragrances" brand atomizers?

    Just jumping on the bandwagon here, as I've had excellent experience with these folks and have never heard anything else from others.
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Allure Homme vs Allure Homme Sport

    Allure may be the sexier of the two (although sexy is difficult to quantify), but I personally prefer Allure Homme Sport. AHS has a fresh feel without the sharpness that seems prevalent in other...
  80. Re: Does you fragrance choices hinge on your significant others likes/dislikes?

    Agreed, although I must admit this was not the case when I was younger...

    In the late 80s my wife (gf at the time) loved Polo on me so I wore it often simply for that reason. Big mistake. I was...
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Allure Homme vs YSL L'Homme

    Not a huge fan of Allure but I'd easily choose it over L'Homme, which I find overly sweet, feminine and without character.
  82. Re: If Kouros was heavily marketed, who would you get to model it?

    I think you guys are missing the point. Who cares about the guy? Could be just about any guy, but the girl at his side/on his arm would be the key. Catherine Zeta Jones would fit the bill just fine....
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    Re: Biggest projecting Fresh Scent?

    Agreed. 8 sprays of Allure Homme Sport? You may have gotten one compliment but likely offended a few others along the way. If close quarters, maybe more than a few!
  84. Re: What's currently your personal favorite male perfume and why ?

    Don't really have a favorite but lately I'm feeling strongly about Penhaligon's Sartorial. I've had it for only a few weeks so it's relative newness may be a factor, but I'm finding it very easy to...
  85. Re: Parfums de Nicolai New York versus New York Intense -

    Fsu92grad - Just curious...what made you blind buy something which is known to be very powdery if you clearly dislike that accord? Personally haven't tried the new Intense yet but the EDT is...
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    Re: Classy Fragrance Recommendations

    Tiffany For Men
    Penhaligon's Sartorial
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    Re: Fragrances that people around you hate

    My father dislikes almost anything, but my wife and kids specifically dislike Monsieur Balmain. Seems odd since it's not a strong fragrance to me. Wife also dislikes Clubman and Canoe (which are...
  88. Re: Fragrances you were originally dead wrong about?

    +1. Maybe I didn't *hate* it in the beginning but I certainly didn't like it very much. Is it my favorite today? No, but I do enjoy it and it's versatility is tremendous (for me).
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    Re: Sartorial doesn't perform on my skin

    5-6 sprays does help. I've also changed my preferred method of application. Having never been a wrist sprayer, I always sprayed mostly to chest and sometimes forearm. In the case of Sartorial, I've...
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    Re: Ebay and Counterfeits

    Agreed 100%.
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    Re: which fragrance will you always have?

    As of today, the list would probably start with:

    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Penhaligon's Sartorial
    YSL Kouros
  92. Poll: Re: VOTING - Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit L Homme vs Bleu de chanel? WHICH ONE DO YOU LIKE BETTER?

    I like (and voted) BdC but have to admit - this post was very funny!

    Personally dislike L'Homme and its flankers.
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    Re: Favorite scents around $30?

    Rive Gauche PH around $30? Very unlikely here in USA these days. 4.2oz tin can version $60-$70 usd (or more).
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    Re: Sartorial doesn't perform on my skin

    Tried 5 sprays today. It was good advice, as it definitely made a difference. Plan to try 6 next time I wear it. As I've been saying, I'm a relatively conservative sprayer and I never expect to need...
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    Re: Favorite scents around $30?

    Azzaro Pour Homme, $20-$30 at discount retailers or online.
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    Re: Sartorial doesn't perform on my skin

    I tend to apply conservatively, even with my favorites - one notable exception being Azzaro Pour Homme (recent formulation) which requires at least 6 sprays to satisfy me. My preference is always to...
  97. Re: 1st day of new job. Which one shoud I wear? Suggestions?

    Agree with James1051 and Mumsy. Last thing you want to do is start off on the wrong foot. Either one small spray to the belly or nothing at all. Good luck with the new job.
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    Re: Sartorial doesn't perform on my skin

    5 sprays - haven't gone quite that far yet, but maybe that will do the trick with this one. I'll give it a shot.
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    Re: Sartorial doesn't perform on my skin

    Based on the responses here, the superior-performance camp outweighs the inferior by at least 3:1.

    I've moved from decant to FB, although I still find longevity and projection to be lacking on my...
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    Re: I was so wrong about Bleu de Chanel, you too?

    Yes, I also experienced the turn-around with BdC. Had a few samples and was not impressed for quite a while. I guess something kept haunting me because I requested at least one or two additional...
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