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    Poll: Re: Chanel Exclusive's Poll !

    1. Sycomore
    2. Coromandel
    3. Eau de Cologne
    4. Cuir de Russie
    5. Bois des îles
  2. Re: How about Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Fragrances ?

    MPG is a very nice house with some really great things in their line-up and some misses here and there, too. A handful of their releases (I guess all of them stemming from back when MPG founder Jean...
  3. Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Yes, I totally got that correlation, as well, main difference is a lot less almonds in FD than TI, plus the vanilla in the Dior feels "drier" than in the Guerlain.
    Both these frags are excellent.
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    Re: Name your favorite Amouage

    This!
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    Re: Let's talk Ambers

    Ambre Précieux is my favourite, other great amber-centered ones I own are Ambra Mediterranea, Goutal's Ambre Fétiche, Dior's Ambre Nuit, Pd'E's Ambre Russe (I also have Ambre Narguilé, definitely a...
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    Poll: Re: Which is your favorite Frederic Malle?

    Musc Ravageur...
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    Poll: Re: What would be your only choice/preference?

    Sel de Vétiver, easily.
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    Re: Which Vetiver Scents?

    A lot of excellent suggestions here. My own vetiver favourites would probably be:

    Chanel Sycomore,
    MPG Route du Vétiver,
    Hermès Vétiver Tonka,
    Lorenzo Villoresi Vetiver,
    TDC Sel de...
  9. Thread: Current Top 5?

    by Dane77
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    Re: Current Top 5?

    Chanel Sycomore
    Profumum Patchouly
    Guerlain Tonka Impériale
    MPG Route du Vétiver
    Dior Eau Noire
  10. Re: What's your favorite fragrance from Profumum Roma?

    Patchouly - a super-intense rich patchouli, just amazing!
  11. Thread: Profumum

    by Dane77
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    Re: Profumum

    I agree, those two are excellent. Patchouly, especially, is one of my all-time favorites.
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    Poll: Re: What's your opinion on Silver Mountain Water?

    "It's OK, nothing special"

    I used to own a bottle of this, but eventually got bored of it. Never finished the bottle.
  13. Re: Your top 5 niche scents, released the past 6 years ( Not including Creed)

    Guerlain Tonka Impériale (2010)
    Amouage Interlude Man (2012)
    Mona di Orio Vanille (2011)
    MFK Absolue pour le Soir (2010)
    Profumi del forte Ambra Mediterranea (2009)
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    Re: Your Top 3 Notes

    Vetiver, amber, and patchouli
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    Re: A masculine yet non-hipster Patchouli

    Patcholi is one of my favourite notes, and I have FBs of a number of the other (very good) suggestions above, but the best one I know is definitely Profumum Patchouly - it's absolutely amazing and...
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    Poll: Re: Do you like Oud...?

    It took me a while to learn to actually enjoy the note, but now, yes, I'm a big fan.
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    Poll: Re: Which is your favourite Caron and why?

    I have Pour un Homme and Le 3ème Homme. I like the former best of the two, the lavender-vanilla combo is just exquisite in that one.
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    Poll: Re: Only Frederic Malle you would buy

    Musc Ravageur - amazing fragrance, only one I've really liked a lot from the line so far.
  19. Re: Your 3 Favourite Notes and 3 Favourite Fragrances Using Those Notes.

    Amber: MPG Ambre Précieux, Profumi del Forte Ambra Mediterranea, Dior Ambre Nuit

    Vetiver: Chanel Sycomore, MPG Route du Vétiver, Hermès Vétiver Tonka

    Patchouli: Profumum Patchouly, Chanel...
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    Re: Name your best, yet LIGHTEST scent

    This - a very sophisticated light fragrance.
    For a citrus-centered option, I'd mention Chanel's Eau de Cologne.
  21. Re: What is the best Vetiver based fragrance that you have smelled?

    Chanel Sycomore
    MPG Route du Vétiver
    Hermès Vétiver Tonka
    TDC Sel de Vétiver
    Villoresi Vetiver
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    Re: Your top lavender fragrances

    I'm a big fan of lavender scents. My favourites include:

    MDCI Invasion Barbare
    Kilian A Taste of Heaven
    Caron Pour un Homme
    Dior Eau Noire
    Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Hermès Brin de Réglisse
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    Poll: Re: Which one will you choose...

    Coromandel - it's an outstanding spicy-sweet patchouli, one of my favorites overall (and my SOTD, as it happens…).
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    Re: Ambre Russe or Ambre Precieux ?

    That's true for me, too.
  25. Re: Which fragrance do you use the most/least of when applying

    Me too, along with Hermès Eau de Gentiane Blanche

    Least:
    A lot of ambers tend to be very powerful (two sprays, max.), like
    Goutal Ambre Fétiche,
    Dior Ambre Nuit,
    MPG Ambre Précieux, ...
  26. Poll: Re: The Almighty Battle: Aventus vs. Jubilation XXV

    For me, too...
  27. Thread: Chanel Sycamore

    by Dane77
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    Re: Chanel Sycamore

    Yes, and one of those is mine, btw - Sycomore is an absolutely amazing smoky vetiver fragrance.
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    Re: You're Greatest Citrus Fragrance

    OMG, 53 posts in this thread, and I'm the first to mention the best citrus out there: Chanel Eau de Cologne...
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    Re: Montale Suggestions

    This.
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    Re: Maison Francis kurkdjian

    Absolue pour le Soir is my favorite, by far.
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    Re: REC me a NICHE FRAG based on my likes!!

    Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    Diptyque Eau Duelle

    Both are spicy vanillas with a dash of bergamot and woodsy undertones.
  32. Re: If you can only get one kilian which one would you get and why?

    This! A Taste of Heaven definitely feels like an amped-up version of the Caron, the mugwort in AToH even adding a boozy aspect missing in Pour un Homme. Very nice - and my SOTD, btw.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Top five (at the moment):

    Chanel Sycomore
    Profumum Patchouly
    MPG Route du Vétiver
    Guerlain Tonka Impériale
    Malle Musc Ravageur
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    Re: What are the best rose scents?

    Montale Black Aoud
    Dior Ambre Nuit
  35. Poll: Re: Another "help me choose" poll. (About to cave in for one bottle)

    Tea for Two - you can still be lucky and find a bottle of the original (discontinued) formulation here or there. I stumbled upon one in Zagreb, Croatia a couple of months ago (in another store, I...
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    Re: best cocoa scent?

    This.
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    Re: do you like the smell of patchouli?

    I love patchouli - among the patchouli scents I have, my favourites would probably be (in order of preference) Profumum Patchouly (just incredible!), Chanel Coromandel, Lutens Bornéo 1834, Dior...
  38. Re: Dior Privee Line pruchase - Oud Ispahan or Ambre Nuit?

    Both are great - as are so many from that line...
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    Re: Got Ambra Meditteranea in today...

    I have a bottle of this, and it's gorgeous - among my favourite ambers, along with Précieux, Fétiche, Nuit, Russe...
  40. Re: looking for fragrance contains the following notes

    A difficult combination - I'm not sure about apple-centered scents. If you take the apple out of the equation, though, the four other notes (cedar, grapefruit, patchouli, and musk) come together in...
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    Re: How is Invasion Barbare?

    I have a bottle of this (the one without that tacky figurine!) - it's a very nice contemporary fougère, spicy lavender. Good stuff, excellent quality...
  42. Re: How are Frederic Malle colognes? What are the best ones?

    This...
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    Re: Fragrances that exude a "calming" effect.

    Hermès Eau de Gentiane Blanche
  44. Re: What is your Top 3 Male Fragrance of the 2014 ?

    - Heeley Vetiver Veritas
    - Dior Cuir Cannage
    - Hermès Cuir d'Ange
  45. Re: When a fragrance is discontinued, does it change people's opinion of it?

    Very simply: yes.
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    Re: Best Eau De Cologne

    Chanel Eau de Cologne
  47. Re: Cuir d'Ange by Hermes: How many of you have tried it and what do you think?

    I have a sample of this (they changed the Hermèssence samples design for this one, BTW, as it comes in a small sample vial with a sprayer, don't know if they'll change the others...), and it's very...
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    Re: More Than Words by Xerjoff

    I have a sample of this - enjoy it, and found the "blue cheese" note in it quite unique and interesting...
  49. Re: Annick Goutal Ambre Fétiche - sampled it today - very nice

    A very nice incense-smoky amber - very good!
  50. Poll: Re: If you could only have fragranes from 1 house, which would it be?

    Dior - followed by Chanel and Guerlain.
  51. Re: Looking for an almond prominent scent that is not overly sweet

    That would be my suggestion, too - amazing fragrance with a very strong almond element. It's sweet, but not as sweet as the tooth-aching Blu Mediterraneo Sicilian almond you mentioned.
    Less sweet...
  52. Thread: profumum roma

    by Dane77
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    Re: profumum roma

    Since this thread first appeared a couple of months ago, I have actually pulled the trigger (as I said above that I had yet to do) and bought an FB of Patchouly - which has instantly turned into one...
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    Re: A smoother mellow patchouli ? Suggestions?

    This! Lutens' Bornéo is just wonderful. I'm a big patchouli fan, though, and I tend to enjoy the feistier ones. Best straight-up patchoulis out there are by Profumum and Mazzolari, IMO.
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    Re: Best 'Eau de Cologne'?

    Another one for Chanel Eau de Cologne - amazing stuff!
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    Re: What is your favorite Musk fragrance?

    MKK and Musc Ravageur are both sensational - I'd rank both of them among my all-time favorite fragrances.
  56. Re: Please evaluate my wish list of niche fragrances to buy in October

    From your list I have these:

    Mazzolari Lui
    Knize Ten
    Nicolai New York
    Montale Black Aoud
    MPG Santal Noble
    MPG Ambre Precieux

    All of those are great, but my top three would be Ambre...
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle for a Great Cologne?

    Yep, I agree, the MDCI sculpture bottles are very tacky indeed. Way over the top.
    Other hideous bottle designs are the standard lines of Maître Parfumeur et Gantier (hideous plastic diamond...
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    Re: HdP: Your Picks, and...

    I have Pétroleum which I do enjoy and find quite unique.
    Some of the others are fine, as well (I prefer 1740, Ambre 114, and 1725), but I have not felt tempted to actually get FBs of any of them,...
  59. Poll: Re: Amouage question... Epic, Jubilation or Interlude?!

    Own Jubilation, like Interlude even better.
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    Poll: Re: Christian Dior La Collection Privée Thread

    Eau Noire is the one I like the most. I have five FBs from this line - in order of preference: Eau Noire, Vétiver, Patchouli Impérial, Leather Oud, and Ambre Nuit.
    It's an amazing line, but for...
  61. Thread: Hermes Vetivers

    by Dane77
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    Poll: Re: Hermes Vetivers

    This.
  62. Re: What is your girlfriend's favorite scent you own?

    Sycomore is her favorite, but she responds very favorably to Tea for Two and Black Aoud, as well...
  63. Re: How is La Collection Couturier Parfumeur by Christian Dior ?

    Very good line, excellent quality, and amazing overall variety. I'll list the 5 I own:

    1. Eau Noire
    2. Vétiver
    3. Patchouli Impérial
    4. Leather Oud
    5. Ambre Nuit

    Ironic how my two favorites...
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    Re: New "Ambre Precieux Ultime" by MPG

    Sounds very exciting. AP is one of my all-time favorites, so it'll be fun to see how they tweaked it for this "ultimate" edition.
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    Re: Back to the classics: suggestions!

    I second Cacio's suggestion for Caron 3me Homme
    Other fantastic 80s stuff:
    - Guerlain Derby (reformulated, but current version is still great)
    - Nicolaï New York
    - The first generation of scents...
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    Re: Top five vanilla scents

    Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    Mona di Orio Vanille
    Malle Musc Ravageur
    MPG Ambre Précieux
    Caron Pour un Homme
    By Kilian A Taste of Heaven
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    Re: Best Frag of the last 12 months?

    Best ones from 2014 so far, IMO:

    Dior Cuir Cannage +1
    Heeley Vetiver Veritas
    Amouage Journey Man
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    Poll: Re: Are you a foodie?

    Was that fragrance Hermèssence Épice Marine, by any chance?

    In my case, no - I have no (in any way comparable) passion for food.
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    Poll: Re: Better Le Labo, Santal 33 vs. Rose 31?

    Not too keen on either. The stand-outs from this house are Patchouli 24 and Oud 27, IMO...
  70. Re: Profumi del Forte Versilia Vintage Ambra Mediterranea

    I have and really enjoy Ambra Mediterranea - it's very rich, complex, heavy even, and with unbelievable longevity and stellar projection. You have to go VERY light on the trigger with this one, so I...
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    Re: Rank your LE LABO

    I agree - those two are my favorites, as well.
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    Poll: Re: Caron Pour un Homme or Le 3me Homme ?

    Have and love both, but Pour un Homme a bit more so than Troisième Homme...
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    Re: Best Serge Lutens on a man

    Another vote for MKK...
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    Re: Invasion Barbare or Italian Cypress ?

    Invasion Barbare, easily.
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    Re: The Best Patchouly ever...

    Chanel Coromandel followed closely by Mazzolari's Patchouli.

    Other strong contenders are Dior's Patchouli Impérial and Lutens' Bornéo 1834.
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    Re: Two picks from Serge Lutens

    This!
  77. Thread: Lavender

    by Dane77
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    Re: Lavender

    Lavender is one of my favorite notes, and if you like lavender-Vanilla combinations there's a lot of great ones with good-to-excellent longevity out there.

    I'll second andym72's suggestion of...
  78. Poll: Re: Do you make distinctions between frags you wear during the day and night?

    No, I don't. I do like to keep just a couple of bottles reserved for use on special occasions, but that is irrespective of time of year or day.
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    Re: What's WRONG with me?

    A fascinating statement - a profoundly paradoxical clash of the subjective and objective principles.
  80. Poll: Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille v. Tobacco Vanille - Which one is the better bang for your buck?

    I'd definitely go for SDV...
  81. Poll: Re: What's your favorite Dior from La Collection Privée?

    I love this line and currently have five FBs (Vétiver, Eau Noire, Patchouli Impérial, Ambre Nuit, and Leather Oud). From your list I voted for Eau Noire, but my overall favorite is probably Vétiver. ...
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    Re: Best Male Sandalwood fragrance.

    MPG Santal Noble (I'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned yet...).
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    Re: Notes that blend well with vanilla?

    Amber, certainly, but one of the most enjoyable, classic, and successful combos is vanilla and lavender - just ask them at Guerlain! (Jicky, Mouchoir de Monsieur)
    Other notable fragrances...
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    Re: Differences Between Eau Noire?

    That is my situation, and experience, as well.
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    Poll: Re: Your favoite Guerlain - L'Art et la Matière?

    Thanks, but that's Dior, Collection Privée.
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    Poll: Your favoite Guerlain - L'Art et la Matière?

    I think it's been a while since there was a poll on this Guerlain exclusive line. Which one of these fragrances do you prefer, for yourself?
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    Re: Niche House Sampling Suggestions

    Maybe the best way to start is to look into some of the excellent exclusive lines in some of the large established houses (especially Dior's Collection Privée, Chanel's Les Exclusifs, Hermès'...
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces of All Time (2012 Revision)

    1-Sycomore
    2-Invasion Barbare
    3-Musc Ravageur
    4-Route du Vétiver
    5-Muscs Koublaï Khän
    6-Coromandel
    7-Eau Noire
    8-Caron Pour un Homme
    9-Dior Vétiver
    10-Black Aoud
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    Re: Most powdery fragrances

    I get a lot of powder from Dior's Eau Noire.
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    Re: Recommend me an OUD scent

    They're not on your list, but my favorite ouds at the moment are probably Black Aoud, HdP Pétroleum, and Leather Oud. From your list, I'd probably go with Dark Aoud.
  91. Thread: Kilian's Ouds

    by Dane77
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    Re: Kilian's Ouds

    They're pretty good - I especially enjoy Pure Oud.
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    Re: Coromandel reformulated

    Yes, I have.
    And, no, you're not only doing that - look at the title of your thread again.
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    Re: Coromandel reformulated

    Do you know for a fact that it's been reformulated, or are you basing that very bombastic statement on your impression of one single bottle?
  94. Re: Since a year ago, how many full bottle fragrances did you buy?

    About 15, something like that.
  95. Re: tried musc ravageur for the first time today- wasnt impressed at all.

    Me too - it's one of my personal favorites, and I get no longevity problems with it, at all.
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    Re: Top 3 all-time as per your S.O.

    My GF likes a lot of the things I wear (and dislikes a few, as well…), but she always comments favourably on Sycomore and Black Aoud.
  97. Re: Found a note that I dislike: galbanum. What's your scent peeve?

    I usually have problems with:
    Laurel
    Pepper (black or pink)

    Often not too keen on very prominent conifer/pine, either.
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    Poll: Your favourite Mona di Orio: Les Nombres d'Or?

    I don't think I've seen a poll on this line before, and I'm curious to see which one of these fragrances people here prefer.

    My own vote goes to Vanille, a very interesting and much "drier"...
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    Re: Givenchy Vetyver - Not much chatter, no love?

    I have a bottle of this, but I fail to quite grasp what all the fuss is about with this one. It's not bad - it's alright, pretty old-school, safe, etc. Not my kind of thing: it would not make it to...
  100. Re: Mona di Orio's Vetiver - Best Vetiver I Have Smelled

    I tend to prefer earthier and rootier interpretations of vetiver, and I'm not very impressed with Mona's Vétyver. It just doesn't quite appeal to me. IMO, the highlights of the line are the brilliant...
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