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    Re: favorite lemon edc?

    Allure Homme Edition Blanche
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    Re: Help me out here.....Man on a plane

    Lanvin L'Homme?
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    Re: Scents of Introspection

    Rose d'Homme
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    Re: Serge Lutens from Fragrancenet?

    I would also consider Strawberrynet. Their SL prices are quite good and they are trustworthy.
  5. Re: L'instant Guerlian EDP vs Dior Homme Intense

    I also find that Dior is the more youtful of the two on my skin. But, buy whichever you enjoy wearing.
  6. Re: How to not give away info about your secret fragrances?

    I usually tell people that 'I just had a shower not long ago. Thanks anyway.'
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    Re: Won't ever buy from Fragrancenet, Beauty Encounter or online shops ever again.

    By the way, I have made a few purchases with Strawberrynet and can recommend them.
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    Re: Won't ever buy from Fragrancenet, Beauty Encounter or online shops ever again.

    I bought Allure Edition Blanche from Fragrancenet a while ago. From the product descriptions which said it did not have a box, I figured it was a tester even though the website did not explicitly say...
  9. Re: Dior Homme, Dior Homme Sport, Dior Homme Intense

    Much has been said about Dior Homme and the variants. I have tried all versions and purchased the regular EDT and the EDP. At the end of the day, Sport is vastly different from others. EDT and EDC...
  10. Re: Suggestions for a fragrance for autumn/winter

    Also, Dune pour Homme.
  11. Re: Suggestions for a fragrance for autumn/winter

    It's a bit difficult to make a rec when your location, thus the climate, is not known. Anyhow. Perhaps try Gucci Pour Homme I & II
  12. Re: Are there really women at work just sexually harassing you because of your scent?

    A long time ago when I was young and handsome, a woman old enough to be my mum grabbed my rear. I think it was because of my cologne, whose name, sadly, I can't recall.
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    Re: Amouage Opus II: Initial Impressions

    Winter Star started well for me, and it was able to evoke the sensations you described. I was fond of it when it first arrived and frequently wore it in winter and to the ski fields. However, the...
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    Re: Amouage Opus II: Initial Impressions

    Thanks for the lovely review. This sounds right up my alley. It's funny that I bought Winter Star for the exact sentiment as your beautiful description but I have grown a little tired of it after...
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    Re: Christian Dior Poison! Your thoughts?

    Try Addict as well. It's like a poor man's PG Cadjmere.
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    Re: Christian Dior Poison! Your thoughts?

    It seems to have a vibe akin to Escada Magnetism and some of other Dior’s in that it could swing either way. Men should be able to pull it off. Go for it if you like it. The worst could happen is...
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    Re: FINALLY Tried Allure..

    I like Allure. It's rich, smooth, gentlemanly and contemporary. I much prefer it to many of the niches I have tried over the years, including Amouage's.
  18. Re: Is your most expensive fragrance also your favorite???

    No.
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    Re: Homme vs. Girls

    I don't actively seek compliments or ask if people like my fragrances. Having said that, I have never received any negative comments about it. And, yes, people tend to think it is a 'perfume' not an...
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    Re: New: YSL La Nuit De L´Homme Le Parfum (EDP)

    Can't wait
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    Re: Fragrances of Lancome

    +1 Miracle Homme. One of my favourites. Not the most groundbreaking but sophisticated masculine yet versatile for day wear. What a pity it seems to have been discontinued.

    +0 Hypnose et al....
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    Re: Your favorite anti-perfume

    If deodorants and antiperspirants qualify, mine would be something like Dove original and Nivea Fresh. Even though they are soapy and feminine, I find them shower-fresh and somewhat homey and...
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    Re: Rediscovering Annick Goutal Duel

    A long time ago I bought it blind after reading all the good reviews online. On paper, it was beautiful and organic in the best possible way. I didn’t detect iris though. On my skin, however, the tea...
  24. Re: The Most Unobtrusive and Light Scent on Hot Days

    Dior Cologne Blanche
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    Re: Does any Men wear Womens frags?

    When I was much much younger, I used to wear my mom's Red Door.
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    Re: Montale Wood - Spices

    It's rather pleasant and reminds of Dunhill Desire Blue actually
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    Re: Mixed Feeling about Allure Sport

    The biggest similarity I get between the two is that both are generic. Other than that, they are quite different.
  28. Re: Canadian not very happy :( Anyone know any good Canadian online fragrance stores?

    strawberrynet sometimes have good bargains
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    Re: Favourite winter fragrances

    Cadjmere
    Dior Homme Intense
    Daim Blond
    London
    Winter Star
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    Re: Fragrance for a snowstorm

    Winter Star
  31. Re: Has anyone commisioned a custom fragrance?

    Neil Morris
  32. Re: Which fragrance that your female office colleage wears, impressed you?

    I agree wholeheartedly with you.
  33. Re: Parfumerie Generale's new 30ml bottles?

    Does it really need to be in the US? The Perfume Shoppe, which is based in Canada, have some in 30 ml.
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    Re: Should I get rid of this EDP?

    I know a lot of BNers adore or even worship Guerlain. However, I just find their products not contemporary enough for people under the age of 50-60. Their Guerlain Homme is the only exception, in my...
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    Re: Burberry London for Men Special Edition

    Dr_Rudi, I first saw this in Myer over 1 year ago.
  36. Re: Sexy fragrance to attract the opposite sex VS. Statement fragrance

    I can't agree with all of your choices and will probably classify some of them in the opposite category as they are in. Nevertheless, I do want to add that I find Joop an important statement kind of...
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    Re: So am I right, or the SA's right ?

    In my view the SA was rude and unprofessional. I would have a quiet word with or a send a polite letter to the manager letting them know exactly what happended.
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    Re: Jubilation XXV

    L’Artisan Aedes de Venustas
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    Re: Scent for a doctor-help

    By the way, I have worn Bvl PH Extreme, KC Black and Dior Homme around my patients (resp. OPD), and have never received any complaints. Got a few compliments, in fact. Then again, I wear my...
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    Re: Scent for a doctor-help

    I suppose it would be appropriate for those doing their pathology residency.
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    Re: Similar scents to Paul Smith Story??

    A cross of TM Cologne, Bulgari PH. Resembles Eau de Cartier in its execution but sadly IMO feels quite artificial.Wanted to like it but couldn't. Agree with others; both TM Cologne and Bvlgari PH are...
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    Re: I'm getting old and forgetful...

    Kinda glad to know I am not alone. Long time ago I started writing notes and compiling them into an Excel file and have never looked back.
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    Re: The scent of rain

    Interesting concept. I, too, love the smell of fresh rain on tarmac. Not sure if I will like it on its own as a fragrance though.

    Speaking of fresh rain, one fragrance comes to mind; Voleur de...
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    Re: Go to the first new post

    It's the latter. Thing is, the pages are fully loaded and showing images has been on.

    This is a new feature for sure, as it wasn't there yesterday.
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    Re: Go to the first new post

    I realise that. Having that extra few words does make reading thread titles more troublesome.

    Also, it is not an ergonomic design either. Humans read either from left to right or from right to...
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    Go to the first new post

    I tried posting this in the main section of the forum but the system wouldn't let me. Mods, move it if you need to.

    Personally I find this new 'Go to the first new post' feature rather irritating....
  47. Re: NOOO!! Broken Squirter in a Full Givenchy Pi Bottle. Any fix?

    In where I live, the Consumers Guarantees Act provides protection for consumers in the situation as yours. It requires any retail product to be fit for its designed purpose for a reasonable period of...
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    Re: Miracle Homme Les Secrets

    There are few inconsistencies on that website. First, there are two bottles on that page; one is new, and one is old. The new bottle looks virtually identical to that of Miracle Intense (for women),...
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    Re: Aedes de Venustas Fragrance

    Thanks lightgreen22. The bottle is indeed a rework of L'Artisan, thanks to Bertrand D's connection with the house.

    Mike, could you elaborate more on the similarity between this Aedes de Venustas...
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    Re: Thoughts on YSL L'Homme rounding me out

    Brit and London are very different fragrances. Brit is soft spicy and London and boozy and tobacco. Both of them are more suited for cold weather only though.

    L'Homme is good for all seasons, IMO....
  51. Re: FYI: Dior Homme Intense in stock at Strawberrynet, now in 100ml

    I have had a few dealings with them. All were nothing but good experiences. Perhaps you can't get hold of them because of the holidays? Don't know. From memory, you have up to 3 months to contact...
  52. Re: Is Sillage a Necessity? A Question About Strength

    I like these figures, particularily the 1.2 m max for sillage. Anything more than that is, in my view, distasteful.
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    Re: How do you know your scent is projecting?

    As much as I hate to admit, I don't trust my own nose when it comes to the fragrances that I have own for a while. I find asking people for their honest opinions is the most objective way.
  54. Re: Smoking causes cancer, wearing fragrance causes...

    Fragrances are high in lipid soluble chemicals, which accumulate in the body over time. Hence, from the toxicological point of view, chronic and excessive use of fragrances are potentially health...
  55. Re: For 2008, which fragrance did you wear most often?

    This year I have gone through a bottle of Dior Homme and Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin. They will be beaten by Infusion d'Iris, which should be used up before the New Year.
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    Re: looking for alternative to YSL l'homme

    Must de Cartier PH
  57. Re: Is Hilfiger Athletics the only cologne that uses yarrow?

    It can still be found. FragranceNet, FragranceX and Amazon still have it, for example.
  58. Re: What do you do when you realize you don't like it anymore?

    Air Refresheners, that's some of my unloved fragrances often end up as.
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    Re: Several samples in transit to me

    Your reviews are greatly appreciated. Please also do tell us your view on La Base when you can. The reviews on it are few and far between. Yet, it is popular at Luckyscent apparently.
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    Re: Visited Guerlain booth today

    Actual fragrances aside, it's one of the reasons that I am not a big fan of this house. Companies decide their business models. I have no problems with that. However, as a consumer, I don't want to...
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    Re: can you take perfume on planes?

    Whether it's 3oz (US) or 3.4oz (most other countries), it is the volume of the individual container that really matters, providing the total volume of all ontainers is within limit. If the volume of...
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    Re: The Other Side (a SA's point of view)

    A sales assistant, in fact every person, should be afforded respect. In my view, saying ‘I’m just looking’ is not disrespectful; saying people they sound stupid or telling people what to do or say...
  63. Re: Amouage, Jubilation XXV 30 ML $50 bottle @ Beautyencounter

    I bought myself a bottle a couple of days ago as well, sort of a Christmas present for my myself. Except, I will need to wait until long after Christmas to receive and open it (international shipping...
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    Re: The Other Side (a SA's point of view)

    Pardon me but I thought sales was a customer service industry, and I certainly don't appreciate it if a service agent told me what to do or say. It comes across as a snobby and arrogant attitude.
  65. Re: Bois d'argent -Finally another good designer frag

    You can get decants from The Perfumed Court.
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    Re: Burberry Weekend.

    I can’t agree with the opinion that Weekend is underrated, and quite a few of the people I know adore it dearly. However, there is something in it, something extremely artificial and...
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    Re: Dodgy/Broken Sprayer - Dior Homme

    Anthony,

    Dior Homme's spray mechanism is an odd one. It is not permanently sealed like others. It and the little plastic tube use a silicone/rubber diaphragm as stopper & connecting piece with...
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    Re: Lancome Miracle Homme L'Aquatonic

    I am the odd one out here. Bought it blind and regretted it, BIG TIME.

    Miracle Homme is one of my favs. So, when I saw an L'Aquatonic on eBay and could not test in locally, I had to grab it. It...
  69. Thread: Best EDP?

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    Re: Best EDP?

    Without knowing what types of fragrances you like or what you are looking for this time, here are my suggestions: Geir Ness Geir, Rosine Rose d'Homme and Prada Infusion d'Iris.
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    Re: bitter leather?

    S Perfume S-ex. Not exactly bitter, but slighty salty leather nevertheless
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    Re: Perfume etiquette?

    Glad I wasn't the only one. I actually tasted soap when I was knee-high. It wasn't ALL THAT yummy. yuck!

    Back to the topic. In terms of wearing perfumes, as with other things, moderation is the...
  72. Thread: Winter

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    Re: Winter

    I often image Rosine Rose d'Homme as the fragrance to wear if you are to sit in a fake or an old leather chair in an empty library in a cold, wintery British evening. It's not exactly white though....
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    Re: SOTD - Thursday - 09 October 2008

    Dior Bois d'Argent
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 7 Oct 08

    Dior Cologne Blanche
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    Re: Your (very) first fragrances

    1. First tried: Elizabeth Arden Red Door (lotion) from mom

    2. The first one you got as a gift? Christian Dior Eau Sauvage (Or, did I steal it from dad?)

    3. The first one you bought? Two...
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    Re: Lose of power??

    The idea of keeping fragrances in a dark and cool place is largely sound. However, you must also take modern technologies and the design of each fragrance bottle into account.

    Most of the...
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    Re: What is the "point" of cologne?

    I have no problem with that viewpoint and can see that happening, especially in certain social scenes. At least, for some peope anyway.
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    Re: SotD - Sunday, 5 Oct 08

    AG Les Nuits D'Hadrien
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    Re: What is the "point" of cologne?

    Some of us also use fragrances to remind us of something, some place, or someone. In a sense, re-visiting a memory is just as important if not more so than creating a new one.
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    Re: sea memories

    I second Oltre. This is not just breezy, it is cold, stormy and unforgiving. Akin to a natural storm, it is a true 'oceanic'. Be forewarmed, it is not a professional let alone splendor scent. Unless,...
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    Re: Annick Goutal's Duel

    On my skin I don't get much musk from Duel. The two dominant component I get are citrus and smoke. Plenty (read: way too much) of smoke. I adore Duel. It's light and rather transparent, if it wasn't...
  82. Re: Looking to purchase: Egoiste or Dior Homme, help deciding

    It depends on what you are looking for in your next purchase.

    Personally I would use Egoiste for a night out, whereas Dior is used day and night, except when it is really hot. The most critical...
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    Re: New Amouage Release named Lyric!!!!

    Beck,

    Have you tried applying oil with it? Oil improves the longevity of a fragrance. I use rosehip oil, but my guess is any oil will work. Even cooking oil.
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    Re: Burberry London Special Edition

    Tried this at Marion Myer today

    First, I adore the bottle. It’s so much more contemporary than the original and oozes quality, which is lacking in the original. Check out the spray mechanism and...
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    Re: Joop City - Melbourne, Australia

    They have been and still are selling Joop for less than $50 here in Adelaide. I am sure that a colleague of mine bought a bottle because I could smell his Joop from my office, which is about 60-70...
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    Re: Help! I'm Alone in the Fragrance World!

    You know what? I actually envy you, being the only person you know who wears fragrances. I have to work with someone whose colognes could be smelt from about 60-70 meters away . Don't suppose you...
  87. Re: Help me identify a scent: Rose,incense, and leather

    Rosine Rose d'Homme?
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    Re: When you can't stand the opening.

    You could spray it on as normal, and then immediately apply some moisturising lotion (preferably low or unscented) over it. It softens the opening and makes the basenotes appear more prominent and...
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    Re: What is it about Bulgari Pour Homme?

    The subtlty of Bvlgari PH is deceptive. While you the wearer may not be able to smell it, many other people can definitely smell it. One day I walked past a lady, who was at least 3 meters away from...
  90. Re: Kenzo Power Smells like Bvlgari Eau the blanc

    Three sprays on the skin. Well, it is not as loud as on the card and the sour note, thanksfully, is also much more subtle. Much more muted but not gone. Orris is still very much there, too.
    ...
  91. Re: Kenzo Power Smells like Bvlgari Eau the blanc

    Tried this today. It is a wild one, not quite like others have described it.

    On the card, it starts muted and elegant. Quickly, a faint L’eau Par Kenzo lurks in the background of iris. The latter...
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    L'Artisan bargains

    If you are around Adelaide, Australia and like L’Artisan lines, pop into David Jones. All of their L’Artisan products are priced to clear. Earlier today I dropped by to check out JC Ellena’s Cartier...
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    Re: Sex Panther.. For real?

    So it has an effect on the wearer not other people? Sounds interesting. Anyone-else got the same self-effect?
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    Re: Isn't Geir overrated?

    gupts,

    I find Geir way way way overrated.

    I, too, got a bottle blind after all the acclaims here and was bitterly disappointed. After the fresh top notes faded, all I got was the sickening...
  95. Re: Top five overall Father's Day fragrances in 2006

    I am acutally quite pleased to read it, in a very selfish way. You see, the more people go with Armani and Calvin Klein, the less common my scents are.

    Oh, even though L'Oreal as a group is huge,...
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    Re: Whose More Into Frag -- men or woman?

    This is what I think. If you picture a 10-point scale for passion for fragrances ,

    Scale: 1 (who cares), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (truely knowledgeable scent nuts)
    Gender: mostly...
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    Re: Bvlgari / Bvlgari Extreme

    Not addressed to me, so ignore my post if you would like.

    I have Extreme and love it. But, I actually like Parfumee au the Vert Extreme more; it is fresher than Extreme and somehow smells more...
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    Re: New Allure vs L'Eau D'Issey PH

    Yeap, I was referring to the Allure Sport Homme Cologne in glass bottle. Compared to the 2004 version, the new one is more soapy and more grassy. Having said that, it is not as soapy or grassy as...
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    Re: New Allure vs L'Eau D'Issey PH

    I think both of them are of quality and by no means cheap smelling.

    To me, Issey is fresher and more versatile. My problem with it is that it's way over used, albeit less so than AdG. The new...
  100. Re: A Question for anyone that owns Givenchy Blue Label.

    That's one of the reasons I love this forum. So many brains to pick from, just incredible.
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