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  1. Wardrobe Consolidation in progress! Amouage, Serge Lutens, L'Artisan Parfumeur, Bond No. 9, and more

    So the time has come for me to face facts, and although I love all of these scents, I can't possibly ever wear them all in two lifetimes - so I'm consolidating my wardrobe and only keeping my...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Soooo... if she only smelled the drydown you must have sprayed it three days prior, no?

    :P
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    Re: terre d'hermes parfum from perfumed court

    They are similar but not similar. It's possible that you got the wrong one.
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    Laurence Dumont - Vanille Framboise

    Hi:

    My wife really loves this and wants another bottle, but the place I ordered from just emailed me and told me they're out of stock.

    I really want to get this, so if anyone knows of any...
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    Re: Summer vs Winter Colognes? What are these?

    This.

    The only time I care about climate is when I know I'll be outside for any length of time and relatively close to other people, such as a pool party. Then I avoid thick heavy scents.
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    Re: So many choices but had to buy one only....

    Yes, there are similarities. You obviously like gourmands based on your collection and what you are about to buy, but your location isn't showing for me - what is the typical climate in your...
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    Re: Layering, Combining

    Not always - I hear Serge Lutens actually encourages it. I don't usually layer, but I'm not opposed to it.
  8. Re: Leafy green : what are the cheaper alternatives for Bond No.9 Bleecker Street

    Cartier - Eau de Cartier Concentrée is magnificent. Still not cheap, but not Bond No. 9 prices.
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    Re: New Aquisitions

    Thanks J.

    Almost forgot - I also got Blu Mediterraneo Bergamotto di Calabria by Acqua Di PArma.

    Basic Bergamot based scent - great for outdoor casual in the summer heat.
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    New Aquisitions

    Just got back a couple of days ago from our European vacation, and we picked up a bunch of frags. A few aren't listed here, but here are the quick descriptions (to my nose):

    Cesare Paciotti for...
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    Re: Submit your application

    I find out by testing.

    Before wearing a new fragrance "outside" I test at least once, but usually three time to get a gauge reading for how it works on my skin.

    Test a single spray on your...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Nasomatto Pardon

    Just picked up a bottle of this today. I hated it on the card but my wife encouraged me to try it on my skin, and it's almost a different fragrance. Fantastic.
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    Re: Unique with strong Projection

    Tauer's L'Air du desert Marocain is hereby seconded. Projects for 8+ hours and seems to suck every bit of moisture from your immediate vicinity.

    Xeryus Rouge - also seconded.

    Cartier's Eau de...
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    Re: I'm about to blind buy Pure Havane Lol

    Smells like a cherry lollipop dipped in vanilla creme by a guy who smokes flavored cigars.

    Fantastic stuff.
  15. Re: Newbie goes on sample-ordering-spee, world left baffled

    Nice list, although many of those are quite expensive if you end up liking them and want full bottles. My advice - once you get them, take your time and really experience the ones you like.
    ...
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    Re: New Azzaro Fragrance

    Just picked this up (I'm in Italy today). On my skin, the opening is vaguely reminiscent of L'Homme by YSL, but I stress the vaguely. It's very fresh but the licorice, which is not very pronounced,...
  17. Re: Want a woody/spicy fragrance for everyday office wear...

    John Varvatos Vintage.

    Not many are wearing this underrated frag.
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    Re: Flankers that surpass the original

    Pure Malt / Pure Havane > A*Men
    John Varvatos Vintage > John Varvatos


    And one that most have probably not smelled, from the house of 1000 flankers:

    Coolwater Summer Fizz > Coolwater
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    Re: Barneys in Chicago

    Your choices are excellent. Be sure to smell portrait of a lady and carnal flower LAST, because carnal flower will blow out your senses and everything after will smell like that.

    Also try Musc...
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    Re: Sophisticated Sweetness (Designer only)

    A*Men Pure Havane
    A*Men Pure Malt
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    Re: Sophisticated Sweetness (Designer only)

    A*Men Pure Havane
    A*Men Pure Malt
  22. Re: Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules Initial Review

    Maybe you could layer it with other frags to enhance them - spray this one first then whatever scent you plan to wear for the day. You could even test it like that - layer it on one hand and just...
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    Re: Scent you smell when entering perfumery

    Viktor & Rolf - Antidote
  24. Re: Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules Initial Review

    Your nose may be tired of it already. Try testing it only on your hand / wrist.
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    Re: Best reaction i've ever heard to Kouros

    There are masterpieces everywhere.

    Cartier - Eau de Cartier Concentrée. You may find it a bit too green but this stuff is amazing to me.
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    Re: Best reaction i've ever heard to Kouros

    Do you happen to be near Harrods? You seem to like fresh scents and gourmands. If you can get to Harrods, I'd recommend trying some of the following:

    Tom Ford (Tobacco Vanille)
    Bond No. 9 (New...
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    Re: Best reaction i've ever heard to Kouros

    While I was shocked at the unwarranted vitriol in your initial post, I was not inclined to respond. However, given the fact that you continue to return to this thread with no apparent motivation...
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    Poll: Re: Pick my next blind buy!

    Judging from your wardrobe, I'd say 212. It's not similar to anything you have, but still close enough that you might like it.
  29. Re: My blind buy today - Molecule 01 by Escentric

    Many celebrities are also narcissistic and impulsive. I wonder how many of them had actually smelled it when they were trying to get a bottle, and how man were just trying to get in on the next new...
  30. Re: Which BN thread posts, blog posts, reviews or articles are you most proud of?

    I don't really keep track of my posts, certainly not enough to remember as reference material.
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    Re: Today i bought : April 2011

    I went to Barneys in Chicago and got:

    Serge Lutens - Chergui
    Frederic Malle - Portrait of a Lady (for the wife)

    Came home and he wife didn't like Porait of a Lady, so we went to Barneys in NYC...
  32. Re: My blind buy today - Molecule 01 by Escentric

    I'm not exactly sure how to read this.

    I just put a little on my hand to test it but will reserve comment until you have formed your opinion.
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    Re: Fragrance Assistance

    I don't think you should assume there's something wrong with your nose. You like what you like.

    Now that you are narrowing down what you like, try things that are closer to that.

    Keep your...
  34. Re: My blind buy today - Molecule 01 by Escentric

    Why not order a sample first?
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    Re: Help finding that elusive "sexy" scent.

    I tried both Rose 31 and MKK last week. I must say, Rose 31 smelled like straight BO on me.

    MKK smelled like musk and BO, but thankfully it faded away almost immediately.

    I also agree with...
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    Re: YouTube reviewers and "fakes"

    I've been watching a bunch of reviewers on YouTube and haven't found the OP's suggestion to be much of a problem.



    Every football game shows the coin toss at the beginning - which I find...
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    Do you buy retail when trying something new?

    I was just thinking about this based on recent trips to Barneys in NY and Chicago, where I ended up getting four bottles (2 for me, 2 for the wife).

    Personally, when I go to a store to sniff some...
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    Re: Fragrance Assistance

    I second the John Varvatos.

    Also try Polo Double Black.
  39. Thread: Childhood

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    Re: Childhood

    For me it was Canoe, and later Minotaure.
  40. Re: How much money have you spent on your fragrances roughly ?

    I couldn't hazard an accurate guess, but if i had to i'd say it is somewhere between $2000 and $10000.

    Probably well more than that buy the time I reach 40.
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    Re: Help with mystery scent from 90s

    Why wouldn't you call him up? Family is family.
  42. Re: I loved '______' until I smelled '______' and it ruined the other

    With milk and a banana, I'd imagine.
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    Re: Top 5 masterpieces

    Mine:

    Tauer - L'Air Du Desert Marocain
    Creed - Green Irish Tweed
    Creed - Himalaya
    Serge Lutens - Chergui
    Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan

    These bottles are staples in my wardrobe (the Serge...
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    Re: Winter Cologne Suggestions

    I have never had a problem with Rochas Man and longevity - do you have oily, normal, or dry skin where you normally apply fragrance?

    Armani Code is a safe bet, great scent, great sillage, great...
  45. Re: Fragrances that smell wonderful...but you don't want to smell like it. (Mens/Unisex only)

    Is this why 20-somethings are almost exclusively the ones with music blaring out of their car windows, thinking people are somehow impressed?
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    Re: D & G By at Fragrancenet.com

    I got mine today (although initial tracking said Tuesday of next week).

    Initial thoughts: it's got a "minty" feeling at the beginning that I don't really like. Smells like doublemint gum a...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    1 word answer: peanut.
  48. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    From diamondflame.

    I must admit, I haven't smelled much from your wardrobe, so this is only based on what I have smelled:

    1740 Marquis de Sade
    Daim Blond
    Dior Homme
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him...
  49. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    From Igorbg:

    Allure - Homme Sport
    Serge Lutens - Chergui
    Creed - Green Irish Tweed
    Hermes - Terre D'Hermes
    Guerlain - L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme

    Nice variety in your wardrobe!
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    Re: Bad Creed's Longevity!!

    Agreed - Creed fragrances last anywhere from 8 to 14 hours on me.

    There are things you can do to increase longevity, though. Try those.
  51. Re: New Fragrances: Blood Concept - A, B, AB and O

    I just noticed these in the directory, although none have reviews.

    It's a strange concept, and I assume the metallic notes will make them smell a bit like actual blood, which puts these in too...
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    Re: Dinner fragrance

    You didn't mention the weather, but I assume it's pretty cool in Ireland - so I will second new Haarlem, especially if there will be females involved.

    You will smell like dessert.
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    Re: Bond No 9 green scents..........

    It has to be: Bleecker Street.
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    Re: SoTD: Thursday, April 14, 2011

    At work.

    http://www.quickperfumes.com/images/Versace%20Man%20Cologne%20by%20Gianni%20Versace%20for%20Men.jpg
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    Re: Frederic Malle: Portrait of a lady

    I tested both yesterday, and ended up buying Portrait. Rose 31 honestly smelled like BO on my skin.

    I guess cumin doesn't like me.
  56. Re: Barney's / Neiman Marcus Run - any must sniffs?

    Picked up Chergui and Portrait of a Lady.

    Can't wait to be asked about the latter.

    Only got to go to Barneys, because everything closes a 7 (!) PM.

    Sniffed a bunch of stuff, and wow, i am...
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    Re: LDDM Atomizer Doesn't Spray

    Copied from his email:

    "You can do a few things.

    First try to unscrew the complete pump, remove it and pump it, pushing through air, put it on again and if you are lucky it works again.

    If...
  58. Re: Viktor & Rolf - Antidote for Men; A Question

    Agreed. :)

    I thought it was her nose at first, heh.
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    Re: L'Air Du Desert Marocain

    Absolutely.
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    Re: Hair loss remedies?

    $20-25 for a 3-month supply isn't bad.

    I'm going to look into it.

    I'm also going to start wearing hats.
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    Re: Your Shaving Routine/ Set-Up.

    I generally shave with clippers when it's not a special occasion - this give me a good coat of peach fuzz.

    When I need a close shave, I have a ritual:

    Shower, with the door closed. Get my...
  62. Viktor & Rolf - Antidote for Men; A Question

    I recently night tested a sample of this, and I liked it well enough. Then my wife started nuzzling up to me, and sniffing me.

    Then she licked me. o_o

    So I though, of course, what most of...
  63. Re: What Fragrance Gets You The Most Negative Comments

    The most negative comment I've gotten (in recent memory) was for L'Air Du Desert Marocain.

    My wife says it's so dry that she gets thirsty.

    Personally, that's why I love it, but I can understand...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Someone's got a sweet tooth!
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    Re: LDDM Atomizer Doesn't Spray

    Forgot to update this one - Andy responded to my email with some suggestions on how to clean the atomizer, which was great.

    It turns out, though, that the issue was simply negative pressure inside...
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    Re: L'Air Du Desert Marocain

    Sorry to hear that Candy - are you willing to sell it?

    It is one of my "holy grail" scents for sure - a true masterpiece. Plus Andy Tauer responds to your emails personally; he even told me where...
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    Re: D & G By at Fragrancenet.com

    So this morning as I was getting ready for work, I saw 3 left @ $60. It had been in my cart all night - i was waiting hopefully for someone to confirm its validity before pulling the trigger.

    I...
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    Re: D & G By at Fragrancenet.com

    acjigga - let me know if it actually is the real deal. at $108 from Fragnet (after 15% coupon code) it's contemplative. At $60 from Amazon I'll definitely pull the trigger.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Nah, sounds like you want something from her, puts her guard up. I like mine better.

    Then she can say "Only 5% discount?"
    And he can say "Well, I usually give a 40% discount, but you look like...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    You need to use the image tags. Get the url to your picture, and then wrap it in image tags.

    For example

    (IMG)http://mypicture.jpg(/IMG)

    Use brackets instead of parenthesis.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    It looked like Light Blue in the back corner, but upon actually looking at the picture I can see that it's not.
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    Re: Blind Buying over bottle design

    A quick note - I wouldn't buy a bottle blind strictly based on the bottle, but a very attractive bottle would make me want to test the scent.

    Definitely.
  73. Poll: Re: Between top: Bois Du Portugal-Green Irish Tweed-Aventus

    I've not yet smelled Aventus, but I may tomorrow, so I will reserve my actual vote until then, but I will say that Bois Du Portugal is probably my least favorite of the Creeds that I've tested. I...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I've been wearing this more and more lately. I haven't gotten compliments but I've noticed women staying closer to me, touching my arm when they talk to me, etc.

    Sometimes a change in a woman's...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    What you should've said:

    "Don't worry, you can buy my notes and study what you missed later on. I'll give you a good discount. 5%."
  76. Re: Have you ever asked/complimented another man on what he was wearing.....and what was it?

    I know right? I also find it weird that I get compliments that I don't have to solicit.

    :P

    joking aside, I too don't generally ask strangers what they are wearing. More often than not, it's...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Is that Chergui? I can't quite make out the label.

    And your Light Blue is shy. :)
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    Re: Blind Buying over bottle design

    I'm with the OP.

    While I wouldn't abstain from a fragrance that I loved because of a terrible looking bottle (unless it was vulgar or otherwise offensive), I would definitely buy an "OK" frag if...
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    Re: D & G By at Fragrancenet.com

    In my opinion, what the fakes are doing is watering down the juice, so you're getting the real deal technically, just not as much as you paid for.
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    Re: ohhh A COMPLIMENT! What am I wearing?

    So are we going to get an answer at some point?
  81. Re: Aqua Di Gio vs Green Irish Tweed vs Cool Water

    I'd be interested to know why you are asking for this information - are you deciding on a purchase?

    Anyway, here are my rankings:

    1. Green Irish Tweed
    2. Cool Water
    3. Acqua Di Gio
  82. Re: Barney's / Neiman Marcus Run - any must sniffs?

    I've enabled my wardrobe, you can check it out. My "tried" list isn't close to what I've actually sniffed, I have to update it when I get a chance.

    At any rate, I have tried Habit Rouge, and was...
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    Re: Your Embarrassing Fragrance Mistakes

    I'm a paranoid under-sprayer so I guess the worst thing I've done was wear Le Male at work. I'd just gotten into fragrance and purchase it, and Issey Miyake so it was my first time having multiple...
  84. Barney's / Neiman Marcus Run - any must sniffs?

    So I'm going to be in Chicago, and I see that there is a Barney's right near a Neiman Marcus, not far from where I am going to be.

    I'm going to sniff Aventus of course, and also wanted to get into...
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    Re: Explain New Haarlem to me

    It smells like coffee cake to me.

    Try spraying it on a card or a cloth rather than your skin, it will give you how the fragrance is "meant" to smell.
  86. Re: An unexpected windfall MAY be coming my way, and I fancy seeing what all the Creed fuss is about

    Why not just sample?
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    Re: Andy Tauer - L'Air du desert marocain Help

    I'd say in general, for prom, New Haarlem, no doubt.

    However, in the hot weather it may be a bit much. If you're going to go with LDDM, be sure to spray LIGHTLY.

    It's very strong, but that...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 8th, 2011

    It's Friday. It had to be:

    http://www.creedboutique.com/50-138-thickbox/creed-green-irish-tweed.jpg
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    Re: Creed's Green Irish Tweed: marks out of 10

    o_o

    The bottle is quite classy, IMO. Here's what mine looks like:

    http://www.creedboutique.com/50-138-thickbox/creed-green-irish-tweed.jpg
  90. Re: Looking for something between Unforgivable and Creed MI

    Why not try a decant of MI from theperfumedcourt.com?
  91. Re: How to pour perfume from EDT Spray to an atomizer?

    I order supplies from Sally over at accessoriesforfragrances.com - make sure you get little zip lock baggies too, they keep you from having accidents in your pants.

    Er . . . you know what I mean.
  92. Re: How often do you meet a fellow "fraghead"? - An enthusiast

    Every day, if you count my wife.

    The local fragrance store in my local mall is run by a serious fragrance head, so I talk to him whenever I go there.

    Otherwise, almost never, not even in Neiman...
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    Re: LDDM Atomizer Doesn't Spray

    Not that new - it's the older square bottle, and I got it as a gift for Christmas 2009.

    My wife loves me. :)
  94. Re: my boss swears there are pheramones in his sweat, and that he smells sexy to women...

    Give him a sample of Secretions Magnifique and tell him that's what he smells like.
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    LDDM Atomizer Doesn't Spray

    So my L'Air Du Desert Marocain is stuck in the bottle. :(

    My atomizer depresses just fine, but nothing comes out, even after a hundred tries. Has anyone had this happen before?

    Can the bottle...
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    Re: CREED - "to be or not to be"!

    I quite surprised that you purport to speak for all basenotes members.

    I, for one, don't consider him an "outsider."

    People like what they like. While I find that the OP's post conveys nothing...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Bond No 9 New York Oud

    My wife just came home on Friday with a sample of this, and I must say, I was quite impressed - and I really dislike Black Aoud. I can say that I was taken with the smoothness of it, which I can see...
  98. Re: Name a few fragrance that just gives you the "O" face....

    White Musk has done it for me since I was a teen.

    To this day I always notice the faintest whiff in the air and turn to see who is wearing it.
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    Re: Blind buying Montale...

    When I saw the thread title the first thing that popped into my head was "DON'T DO IT."

    Just being honest.
  100. Re: Which fragrance captures this moment? (Part 4)

    Himalaya, for sure.

    Or maybe Narcisso Rodriguez for him, because I think if it's that quiet then I must be in a log cabin in the woods.
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