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    Re: Lavender-Based Colognes?

    Gris Clair isn't just my new favorite lavender, but pretty much my most enjoyed scent of the moment. Certainly worth a sniff.
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    Re: 18 and need new colognes

    Many good suggestions here; in particular I think Spicebomb, GPH II, CK One Shock and the Chanel Allure line are all great scents to investigate. I'd add:

    YSL La Nuit de l'Homme
    Ferre Bergamatto...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille reformulation?

    Ok, update: I decided to give my newer decant of TV a fuller wearing, and I realize what my issue was: new decant is a rollerball, and so I think my initial application was just much more sparing...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille reformulation?

    It's funny, I was just searching for a thread on this the other day! So I had a decant that I got a couple of years ago, and another I bought more recently. I just finished the first one, and it was...
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    Re: Controversial new fragrance?

    My suggestion would be to concoct a clever way to ask you wife about it - like, "I was at the grocery store, and I smelled someone wearing this strange perfume - it was a little bit foul, but also...
  6. Re: In your opinion, is Versace Dreamer a scent a new 20 year old can wear today?

    Glad you pulled the trigger and wound up enjoying it - I don't wear The Dreamer often, but when I do I'm surprised by how much I enjoy the dry down. I get excellent longevity. To your original...
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    Re: Eau D´Hermés

    I have a mini, copper cap, and I think it's a remarkable fragrance. Spicy and a little evocative of sweat, but also comfortable and luxurious in an understated way. Supposedly Ellena considered this...
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    Re: My Cheap Idea - Aventus

    I have done this with other niche houses' samples. The manner in which I constantly rotate frags (and try new ones) makes owning full bottles a little excessive for me (unless I really love the...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Keihl's Forest Rain
    Imaginary Authors Memoirs of a Trespasser
    L'Occitaine Eau Des Baux
    Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud
    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
  10. Re: If there's no stamp of "creed" on the atomizer cap is the fragrence fake?

    After buying a couple of fake bottles on accident (deal to good to be true? Then it is...) I started researching this topic. There are hundreds of threads on this, and some good videos too (watch the...
  11. Re: what smells like angel men without the tar???

    Hanae Mori has a similar chocolate-gourmand vibe, but is much smoother, with an added citrus top. For me HM is a dressier A*men.
  12. Thread: Recovery

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    Re: Recovery

    It isn't that I'm no longer interested in smelling new things, and I wouldn't claim that I'll never purchase another sample or blind-buy a bottle again. I just realized that I needed to slow my roll,...
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    Re: when someone challenges your hobby

    Duplicate...sluggish server!
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    Re: when someone challenges your hobby

    L'Homme Blanc Individuel: awesome response, and regarding your date story, what a creative and absolute baller move! Also, please tell me more about this $25 amplifier you allude to.

    I've gotten...
  15. Thread: Recovery

    by BenDayDot
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    Recovery

    After a year plus of admittedly obsessive collecting, I've suddenly slowed to a halt. I've probably got 120+ bottles and twice as many decants and samples, which means A) I've been buying multiple...
  16. Re: Searching for a Scent similar to L'Occitane Eau de 4 Voleurs

    Thanks for suggestions. It seems like many of the suggestions are as HTF or expensive as 4 Voleurs. I'll just have to keep on the lookout!
  17. Re: New Fragrance: Decennial (Special Edition Quartet for Luckyscent's 10th Anniversary)

    I recently got a sample set. First wearing was of Santal Sacre. When I sprayed a bit on it seemed a bit weak, so I used the whole sample...and I had a half dozen people note that my office reeked of...
  18. Searching for a Scent similar to L'Occitane Eau de 4 Voleurs

    I have a small decant of the sadly discontinued L'Occitane Eau de 4 Voleurs, and I love this scent but hesitate to use it given my meager supply and the rareness of this frag (when a bottle turns up...
  19. Re: who have experience with Eau de New York by Bond No. 9

    Eau de New York's longevity is outstanding, and with just a couple of sprays. I find it pleasant and not too flowery; I like the almost-traditional "eau de cologne" vibe it has. I picked up a few bon...
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    Re: New line launced: Imaginary Authors

    Last night was the Imaginary Authors launch at the beautiful Beam & Anchor here in Portland. I was fortunate enough to attend, and got to sample the fragrances and chat with the very friendly guys...
  21. Re: What bathing soap do you use to get the most out of a fragrance... non-scented soap

    Target does a store brand version of Aveeno's oatmeal body wash that is unscented. I've been using that lately and find it suits my skin and scentless preference.
  22. Rochas Lui - Found some New Old Stock online!

    I lucked into a decant of this awesome frag via a lot I purchased some months back, and after a really inspiring day of wearing it, I did some digging online, and stumbled upon what appears to be...
  23. Re: Trying to pick a first scent. Here are some things about me.

    As I read it I thought Terre De Hermes, but rather than leave it at another + for that one, I'd also recommend trying:

    Kenzo Homme Boisee

    Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de L'Homme

    Gucci Envy...
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    Re: Jazz Prestige appreciation

    Reviving this old thread, because I've scored some of this juice, and it really is pretty unique to my nose. I can't decide if I like it , or figure out when I would wear it, but I'm pretty sure it's...
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    Re: whats your worst blind buy ever?

    I picked up some Emporio Armani Remix on ebay, because it was cheap, and someone compared it to Lolita Lempicka Masculin (which i really like)--I find nothing to like about it, and I have pretty...
  26. Re: job searching with or with out fragrance?

    This. Better to get the job first, a fragrance seems more likely to be a negative than a positive at an interview
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    Re: A good gourmand cologne for gentleman?

    Pretty Gentlemanly:

    Hanae Mori
    Givenchy Play Intense

    I also like L'Instant and Lolita Lempicka Masculin.

    Bonus bargain gourmand: Michael Jordan Legend
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    Re: Is "boring" normal?

    Funny, the first sample I sought out was Secretions Magnifique--I wanted to find out what all the controversy was about. Didn't gross me out, just made me want to try more "weird" stuff. That was...
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    Poll: Re: Reason for wearing your fragrance...

    I chose the second option, but I think really I'm a little of both. The decision about what to wear is affected by the day ahead (work vs. errands vs. chill), with some consideration for the weather,...
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    Re: office frag...

    Aventus is a great work scent, though the Amouage are no slouches either. Chergui and LIDGE are possibilities, though would be a bit overbearing for my office. I also enjoy Sycomore but it doesn't...
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    Incense in Unexpected Places

    I've come around to liking D&G's 6 L'Amoreaux, in part because it reminds me of the smell of an unburnt stick of 'Super Hit' incense (by the same company that makes Nag Champa). And, although it...
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    Re: Would you reccomend L'Instant De Guerlain?

    I reserve it for cold days, and more formal occasions. It doesn't seem suitable for warm weather or a t-shirt to me. A unique scent but still very classy.
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    Re: Your Motive/reason for having MANY Colognes

    I'm a little embarrassed to admit how many bottles, minis and decants I've acquired since getting hardcore into frags back in the fall--lets just say more total juice than I can probably use in this...
  34. Re: Have you ever felt self-conscious wearing a fragrance? (my experience)

    I only wore Marc Jacobs 'Bang' to work once--when a coworker came into my office, and, face scrunched, noted that it smelled like bug spray, I realized that the it was probably all of the Iso-E Super...
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    Re: Cologne for work - need suggestions

    My fave work scents:

    Versace The Dreamer
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Brooks Brothers New York Gentleman
    YSL Rive Gauche (a very mature and classic vibe, but to me seems ageless and timeless)

    All...
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    Re: "Full wearing"

    +1

    I define it as what I put on in the morning and wear through the day, enough sprays (1-8 depending on the juice) to get the full envelopment and enough time to experience the full development.
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    Re: Water only hair care

    About 3 months ago I shaved my head, and the first time I slapped a glob of shampoo on it, it just didn't seem neccessary, and I had heard about shampooless washing, so I thought I'd try it. After...
  38. Re: Sharing a secret: the best under-the-radar fragrance prize goes to...

    I picked this up off of ebay a while back, blind buy based of of those few good reviews (it was very cheap). Seemingly good quality for the $: the bottle is very nice, and the scent is pleasant,...
  39. Thread: Creed Value

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    Re: Creed Value

    Maybe try the Chanel Allure line (Sport may be your style, i like the original and Edition Blanche as well). If you like aquatics, but want something a little less common, of good quality and...
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    Re: Minty male/unisex fragrances?

    Check out Essence de Cerruti - not a really well known fragrance, but very inexpensive (without smelling like it). Masculine mint.
  41. Thread: Citrus WOES

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    Re: Citrus WOES

    +1 on Tom Ford Grey Vetiver - not a dense vetiver at all, a very clean and versatile scent, light and fresh-seeming without being even slightly aquatic. Long-lasting on my skin, too.
  42. Re: Do you guys find yourselves guessing the scents in the room?

    Recently, I noticed a colleague was wearing something very familiar to me, and after some brain-wracking I realized it was Tom Ford Black Orchid Voile de Fleur. I had sampled this as I like the...
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    Re: Dirty, animalic Fresh?

    I like Declaration, but I prefer Declaration Essence--it's got a little more going on, and strikes me as fresher than the original. I dig Eau d'Hermes too, though it's pretty funky. It would be ideal...
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    Re: A scent that reminds of your youth?

    Green Irish Tweed - the similarity to Cool Water evokes high school to me, a time when I quite enjoyed a bottle of CW my dad gave me. Glad I discovered GIT, which to my nose seems slightly less...
  45. Re: Recommend me a light, understated, natural and unique men's fragrance!

    From above list, i'd +1 Bvlgari PH (VERY understated, clean, mellow) and Mugler Cologne (not quite "natural," but light and good longevity without being cloying or overpowering).

    I love Santal...
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    Re: Good fragrance with orange notes?

    Orange Sanguine is really good, about as close to the smell of a fresh peeled orange as I've found. Hermes Eau de Orange Vertes is nice but pretty fleeting longevity-wise, as others have noted.

    I...
  47. Re: Embarking on a fragrance odyssey, and discoveries on the way...

    Saintpaulia, I think epiphany is the precise word for it. And I think the internet and this forum definitely accelerated it for me...

    My father has always worn and semi-collected cologne, so it...
  48. Embarking on a fragrance odyssey, and discoveries on the way...

    After lurking for a month or so, reading tons of reviews and threads here, and sampling dozens of fragrances, I figured I should join and contribute to the discussion, if only to learn more. I had no...
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    Re: Similar to Kenzo Woody / Homme Boisée ?

    I really enjoy Kenzo Boiseé a lot too. I'd +1 the suggestion of Terre d'Hermes and Voyage d'Hermes. They're a little different but feel like similarly versatile wood frangrances to me, if maybe a...
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