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  1. Re: cartier declaration very similar to terre d hermes...

    I feel exactly the same. Declaration is truly utstanding. Ellena said he based his creation on the structure of Eau d'Hermes, another of my favorites.
  2. Re: cartier declaration very similar to terre d hermes...

    What you sense as similarity is their style. They are both "so" Jean Claude Ellena.
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    Re: Fragrance on tall people?

    Even better. Wear whatever you want ?
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    Why bother with Halston Z-14 when we have Tom...

    Why bother with Halston Z-14 when we have Tom Ford Italian Cypress. :-P

    No, seriously... I do like Italian Cypress because of the similarity but I can not justify its pricetag when Elisabeth Arden...
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    Re: Moscow airport - advice please

    Do not buy!! Lol
    The only Airport purchase I've made is Chanel Égoïste.
    Here in Canada we can't find it. And Chanel can't be bought in sale anyway. )

    Oh, also Blenheim Bouquet at Harrods, London...
  6. Re: What's a designer scent that could easily pass as niche?

    Calling Armani Privé and Tom Ford fragrances Designer is a bit like cheating. Many designer brands have their own exclusive, much more expensive "niche" lines.

    There are also different types of...
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    Re: Smoky, tarry fragrance

    Versace BLACK JEANS

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    Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme Opinions

    It happens to be one of my most complimented fragrances and one of favorites. I have to throw it in my suitcase if I go on a trip in the winter time. 2-3 sprays max though! and well distributed.....
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    Re: Dsquared Potion Black

    How does this compare to UNGARO III?

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    Re: Eau Sauvage Question

    The problem with Eau Sauvage is not as much its longevity as its lack of projection. It becomes pretty much a skin scent after a while.

    Have you tried the aftershave? Back in the days when I used...
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    Re: My first scrubber!

    Declaration Essence, Encre Noire - worn in cold weather
    I'm actually not a big fan of either one.

    LOVE Declaration Original.

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  12. Re: Anyone wear stronger winter frags in the summer and warmer weather?

    To illustrate some of my points:

    Declaration Essence - Summer only
    RGPH - Winter
    Heritage EDT - Winter
    Shiseido Basala, Serge Noire - Summer mostly
    Eau Sauvage - humid cool/warm weather
  13. Re: Anyone wear stronger winter frags in the summer and warmer weather?

    I completely agree with you on that one. Instead of "fresh" I would call it "clean". It is a perfect clean scent for the winter time.

    Actually, in the summer I would even find it oddly repulsive...
  14. Re: Anyone wear stronger winter frags in the summer and warmer weather?

    A great summer fragrance does not have to be strong as long as it is dry.

    For choosing a fragrance not only temperature, but also humidity is very important.

    This is how I've managed to find...
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    Re: Terre d’Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche by Hermes

    Strangely, whenever I read about Terre d'Hermes,
    I am inevitably compelled to wear Cartier Declaration,
    Ellena at his best.
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    Re: creamy sophisticated scent for home use

    Eau de Cologne Concentree by Baldessarini

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_aC5O0vaHXvU/SP9URjssORI/AAAAAAAAAPo/BS-n6xkrQnk/s320/Baldessarini-Eau-de-Cologne-Concentree-Spray-75-ml_168__93_60.jpg
  17. Re: Has an SA ever complimented you on your SoTD?

    They would, if they weren't in too much of a hurry to spray something on me.

    The other day I had an SA quickly spray 6 puffs of JPG Le Male all around me... Just before I had the time to say what...
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    Re: Dunhill for Men 1934 - made in USA?

    The older bottles had a dot on the i in Dunhill. The logo was later updated. The color of the cap was also dark brown instead of black currently.
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    Re: What is the best SA 'line' you've been given?

    More recently, a SA selling Spicebomb said that it lasted longer than Tom Ford. When I asked to clarify which one she didn't seem to know that Tom Ford has actually released quite a few fragrances,...
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    Re: What is the best SA 'line' you've been given?

    "Italian perfumes are the best perfumes. Everybody knows it."
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    Re: Dunhill for Men 1934 - made in USA?

    I have a few backups of this one. I'll look at each of them carefully and report later on it.
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    Re: Oud in the summer.

    In the summer I reallt enjoy Kanon Agarwood.
  23. Re: Have you ever gone through a complete 180 about a fragrance?

    Same with me. Glad to have a 30ml bottle for reference, but doubt I will have the guts to commit.
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    Re: Oud in the summer.

    I totally agree with you. There are also fragrances that bloom with humidity. Eau Sauvage for example is great on a hot humid rainy day.
  25. Re: Perfume not eligible for copyright protection

    :)
    Jokes aside, fragrance copyrighting is indeed complicated stuff. Especially that there are so many ingredients involved in not so precise amounts. Not to mention that, as Edmond Roudnitska calls...
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    Re: Men wearing Women's Fragrances?

    I'm not against wearing feminine fragrances and I have several in my collection. But I rarely reach for them. Neither the unisex ones for that matter.

    They're always either too fragile or too...
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    Re: Your favorite fragrances by JCE?

    I agree about both.
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    Re: Your favorite fragrances by JCE?

    I recognize Terre is probably his biggest success, but I was never enough into it to purchase a bottle at retail price.

    I have to go with Declaration original. I can tolerate Essence only in the...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Speaking of ladies in line, I caught one leaning a bit forward behind me. She apologized nervously saying I smelled really nice. It was GIT so you guys know. I don't look at ladies, most of the time..
  30. Re: Perfume not eligible for copyright protection

    How can they copyright if they can't even reformulate it right?
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    Re: Today's Purchases - January, 2014.

    Just as I was leaving the store. It feels good to stay connected.
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    Re: Today's Purchases - January, 2014.

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/15/3abevy2y.jpg
    Just now.. Before it vanishes
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    Re: Looking for a brutal parfume for a man

    I've never seen a laundry detergent that smells of violet leaves.
    Grey Flannel might not be for everyone but it's of good quality, including the new version of it.
  34. Re: Why would they discontinue Gucci Envy and PH 2?

    While I do respect Yves Saint Laurent for releasing their Classics collection, I'm not sure they made the profit they expected out of it.

    The standard new bottles do save money in terms of...
  35. Re: Do you use any of your fragrances as room spray?

    I agree with u, up to a certain extent. Single note simple fragrances are perfectly usable as room sprays though.
  36. Re: Do you use any of your fragrances as room spray?

    Maybe in this case using a few sprays of the real thing might be more long lasting and much more cost effective.
    But much less romantic ;)
  37. Re: Do you use any of your fragrances as room spray?

    Hehe.. Yes, but special occasions only. :)
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    Re: Fragrances you lost passion for

    My problem is quite the opposite.

    Fragrances I love that do not wear often enough because I keep looking. Fragrances I didn't like at first, for which I find appropriate circumstances when to use.
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    Re: your most special fragrance moment?

    Finding a bottle of Ebene de Balmain.
  40. Re: Do you use any of your fragrances as room spray?

    Odori Spigo. Top quality lavender in the room, before guests come.
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    Re: Describe the scent of Iris

    Very nicely put. Colors are so helpful for describing fragrance. So much so, that now I am stuck with only one fragrance for each of my favorite ties. It becomes difficult not to colormatch.
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    Re: One spray? Where?

    When I read this I think of the original Balenciaga.

    Out of my whole collection, that's the only one. One spray intoxicating. Two sprays simply too much.

    So only one spray, on my chest, before...
  43. Re: Ever have a significant other bash your love of fragrances?

    Man, I hope her stand on this is immature and temporary, otherwise there might just be one girlfriend too many.
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    Re: Today's Purchases - January, 2014.

    Mr Blass
  45. Re: "KOUROS: the Scent of Gods" (a 100-pictures review)

    Very interesting. Thank u for posting.
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    Re: Today's Purchases - January, 2014.

    I had been waiting for a good deal on Burberry London for a while, but finally decided to pull the trigger... Before they discontinue... Before they decide to reformulate...
    Now I need to hunt a...
  47. Re: Im loving Rive Gauche and Azzaro PH... What next for me?

    How about the classic Carolina Herrera?
    It's a great fougere for the winter.
  48. Thread: Manly Chypre

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    Re: Manly Chypre

    The original Gucci pour Homme is a perfect example of a classic chypre if you can get hold of that.
  49. Re: Ever have a significant other bash your love of fragrances?

    I am gay and I don't see how fragrances can be "faggy" in any way. Most gays do indeed pick up their own fragrance, but many have somewhat of a complex about putting cologne on themselves.

    I don't...
  50. Re: Compliment on Vintage Gucci Pour Homme Today

    I have a bottle of this, and a spare.
    I've been gravitating to dryer more masculine frabrances, but it's about time I wear it today.
  51. Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    Ok, it obviously seems like a lot of people took the original post extremely personally.))

    First, let's make it clear that not all repulsive notes are fecal, because there are so many foul odours...
  52. Thread: Manly Chypre

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    Re: Manly Chypre

    When we say manly, I think it is helpful to also mention what kind of manly man we mean.

    Is he young and strong, or old and wise? Is he strong in his moral convictions, or he doesn't like to do...
  53. Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    What I like about Rive Gauche PH is that there is nothing fecal about it.
    I know that many people like to wear it all year round, but for me it is a beautiful
    crispy-clean warm-weather fragrance.
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme suggestion

    I agree with the similarities to Come des Garcons and Tommy Bahama. Though I find TB a bit more approachable and I prefer it.
    It's a good decision to buy it. It has a niche quality about it and if...
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    Re: RIP, Eau Des Baux

    I just noticed, it is no longer available on the Canadian website.
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    Re: what have you hoarded the most?

    Ungaro I
    M7 vintage
    Rive Gauche PH vintage
    Dunhill 1934
    Santal Noble vintage
    Gucci PH 1976
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    Re: Eau D´Hermés

    I have nothing against the copper cap. I just compared them side to side in the store, followed their development during the day, and then decided to keep what I had. Had the Ogilvy tester gone bad?...
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    Re: Eau D´Hermés

    Nice analogy precisely because it does apply.

    If the animalic facet you describe is truly like a symphony, then it would be one that is playing in the theater just nearby.) Seriously, if you...
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    Re: Eau D´Hermés

    I remember testing a copper cap in the store and feeling disappointed to find a clear cap in my box. I even went back to the store to complain.

    But testing them side by side I actually preferred...
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    Re: Coolest Looking Cologne Bottle.

    How about this one?

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/st/26120169.jpg
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    Re: Reformulated Eau Sauvage is a Masterpiece!

    Just to make it clear, how vintage is Vintage?
    I have seen different box and bottle versions of Eau Sauvage.
    The newest bottle I saw last time at an airport had a magnetic cap.

    Are we referring...
  62. Re: What is the ultimate most macho alpha male scent ever created?

    Yves Saint Laurent - Kouros
    Dior - Fahrenheit
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    Re: Clinique's Aromatics Elixir

    First of all, chypres in general are more unisex than other fragrance categories. It shouldn't be much of a problem in that sense.

    On the other hand, two factors that work against AE are it being...
  64. Re: Does it exists any great or even a masterpiece "sport" scent?

    Kouros Eau de Sport is very nice, somewhat between the original Kouros and Kouros Fraicheur.
    Lanvin Homme Sport is nicer than Lanvin L'Homme, but still not as nice as Baldessarini Concentree!. So, I...
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    Re: Real of Fake Le Male? Yes, another one...

    It would be much easier to tell if you showed a picture of the bottom of the bottle.
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    Re: Male Fragrances used as Room Sprays

    I can see Voyage working quite well as a room spray.
    Who knows, this might be the next fragrance I buy.)
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    Re: Male Fragrances used as Room Sprays

    Besides finding an additional use for fragrances, I find that applying them on coffee filters can also speed up familiarity with different fragrances and help guide future choices for daily wear....
  68. Re: Gucci Envy for Men - acceptable price range?

    +1
    If you're patient enough you can easily come accross it small perfume kiosks. I've seen a few already after I got mine.
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    Re: What are the best Aquatic fragrances??

    Bergamotto Marino is quite nice.
    Most other scents I don't like.. but I don't mind, except for Aqua Motu.... that stuff is vile!
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    Re: Male Fragrances used as Room Sprays

    I have considered checking out room fragrances by l'Artisan and Frederic Malle. Who knows, I might come accross a happy surprise.) And they are cheaper as well.
    I find lavender a bit too dated in...
  71. Re: Sharing with You My Fragrance Experience

    Thanks for sharing. I'm afraid once you start there is no going back......
    Some fragrances will grow on you, and some others you will just want to have around.
    Being as selective as possible does...
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    Male Fragrances used as Room Sprays

    I'm currently enjoying three sprays of Odori Spigo on a coffee filter placed right beside me on my desk and I was thinking how some fragrances do indeed make nice room smells. My collection is quite...
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    Re: Got my hands on Gucci Envy today...

    If you want to find out if it is vintage or not there is a way, actually two. First, the color of the juice is more yellow than turquoise in the vintage. But that's not so easy to tell if you don't...
  74. Re: L'artisan parfumeur, what would you guys recommend?

    I'm looking forward to get Timbuktu, but it is indeed their number one best seller and quite hard to come by on sale. So it can wait..:)
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    Re: Rate my wardrobe and recommendations!

    Gucci Pour Homme I
    Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    You may also want to consider adding a Vetiver.. like Givenchy Vetyver, or Versace Black Jeans
    Encre Noire is also nice but that's more risky. I...
  76. Re: L'artisan parfumeur, what would you guys recommend?

    Actually if you go directly to the l'Artisan counter at Ogilvy, you will find not only what you see at Winners but all the fragrances and sizes that have been discontinued. I bought a 50ml bottle of...
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    Re: Kouros - Batch Code Removed from Bottle?

    Grey market, you're fine.
  78. Re: Im loving Rive Gauche and Azzaro PH... What next for me?

    The original Jazz by Yves Saint Laurent.
    It hasn't suffered too much from reformulations (like some other aromatic fougeres) and it can be bought quite cheaply on the Internet.
  79. Re: If I am not a fan of Azzaro, is Rive Gauche out of the question?

    First, you probably haven't sampled Azzaro at its best, since vintage bottles are quite scarce. I have a bottle and I get to wear it now and then. But regardless, RG is better. It's a full, well...
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage EDT worth buying?

    I would say it is well worth it. I don't seen anything in your collection that is very similar to it.
    More than BDP, I see Heritage as a creamier Ungaro I and as a more accessible Basala - something...
  81. Re: ATTENTION all M7 fans: interesting videos.....

    Nice video, great music

    But do they smell different?
  82. Re: ATTENTION all M7 fans: interesting videos.....

    My bottle of vintage M7 does have floating dust in it. For most people claiming that theirs doesn't, I would say that it is more difficult to see the particles in vintage bottles simply because they...
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    Re: scents that change the mood to sadness

    +1 Narciso Rodriguez
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    Re: What is your favorite Chypre?

    Gucci Pour Homme 1976
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    Re: scents that change the mood to sadness

    any Clean Fresh Aquatics
    Modern perfumery is doomed
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    Re: Montana Parfum d'Homme

    I also have the second release of the red box and I enjoy it immensely. Saw a Made in Italy box but hesitated to buy it. Still curious to check if they are any different.

    I also have Havana and...
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    Re: Nanette Lepore's new perfume, Nanette?

    Anyone has smelled this one?
    I smelled it on a test strip. I disliked the top notes but found the middle rather nice.
  88. Re: Lauder for men(1985)-is it a safe blind buy??

    Hehe... It's just that some blind buys are slightly safer.......... But this one is not.:)
    I can speak only for the reformulation.
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    Re: Dsquared Potion = Tommy Bahama original

    I haven't smelled this one. Now I'm curious to check it out.
  90. Re: Guccie Pour Homme....discontinued not!

    Sad, but true. Get a bottle and enjoy it.

    GPH has indeed been discontinued as it is no longer listed on the official Gucci website.
    http://www.gucci.com/us/category/m/fragrance/eau_de_toilette
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    Re: Replacement for Gucci Pour Homme

    I have both the EDP and EDT of Dsquared2 Potion and I don't find much similarity between any of them and Gucci Pour Homme.
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    Re: New Purcahse Advice

    If you enjoy wearing TdH, I'd say check out Cartier Déclaration.
    You might actually like the Essence version better.
  93. Re: Looking for something similar to armani code that isnt armani code

    Armani Attitude... or maybe Roberto Cavalli Black
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    Re: can you smell the difference

    Maybe we should ask Karl Lagerfeld..

    He designs Fendi for Milan,
    Chanel for Paris,
    and Karl Lagerfeld for New York.
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    Poll: Re: 3 Guerlain Classics ~ Please Vote !

    Shalimar is a classic and Mitsouko is majestic, but l'Heure Bleue is beautiful.
  96. Re: Perfume Kiosks in the mall - what's the deal?

    I have found some discontinued and very hard to find fragrances in those perfume kiosks. If you find a good deal I wouldn't worry about buying something from them unless it is a best selling popular...
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    Re: rive gauche on england

    Over here, the large cans are sold for $25 at a few local Walmarts... wish you could grab one of them;P
  98. Re: Something occurred to me regarding my collection....

    You might grow fond of other fragrances in your collection, just like you might end up not liking your favorites anymore. I end up revisiting some of them and saying to myself.. What was I thinking??...
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    Re: Replacement for Gucci Pour Homme

    I haven't smelled Tumulte. Comme des Garçons 2 Man is the closest, though less wearable than the Gucci. Dirty English is woody but less dry and not as nice. Tommy Bahama is like a Gucci pour Homme...
  100. Re: Help regarding current and older Guerlian Vetiver

    The first one is the earliest, with the last one being the recent release.
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