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    Less expensive alternatives to...

    I have fallen for these fragrances but can't afford them at this point in time. Could anyone offer substitutes or perhaps just recommendations based on these. Much appreciated.

    Royal Scottish...
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    Re: What makes a scent smell like "old man"

    I'd agree with Eau Sauvage, and add Royal Scottish Lavender. I guess thats why I like them so very much. There is something about them which speaks of age, wisdom, and gravitas.
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    Where to try YSL frags?

    I was interested in trying Rive Gauche, Jazz, live Jazz and Kouros (in all its variants), but I don't know any stores that stock any of these.
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    M; Men Matsushima

    Has anyone tried this? I was at sephora and, perhaps for the first time ever, I felt an overwhelming need to buy the entire store supply. I didn't but, it says something that I had that strong...
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    Re: L'Occitane Neroli discontined?

    Funny enough, i was at a store yesterday too. I was told that because of popular demand, they will be bringing it back but it will take several months and that i should expect it by summer's end. ...
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    Re: Comme des Garcons EDP Fake?

    Let me know how that works out, I was also very interested in purchasing that.
  7. Thread: Help please

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    Re: Help please

    I sprayed some on and it smells fine. I thought perhaps it was hardwood or something as the frag is wood based but i guess it's not good. I'm never buying from this site ever again. Be warned! ...
  8. Thread: Help please

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    Help please

    I just bought rocabar from a 1stperfume.com and the plastic was taped and there is fine sediment in the bottle. Can anyone with rocabar tell whether the sediment is normal?
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    Re: The NY Times tears Tom Ford a new one

    Brand value is one thing, but there is no justification in reality for the exorbitant prices he's charging. You could buy, arguably, the worlds best suit on saville row and a two week stay in london...
  10. Re: Why does GFT rock so hard? and does it have an orange counterpart?

    Its funny, i was reading an article in NZZ portfolio (Turin) that was talking about the magic of Monsieur Balmain as a lemon fragrance. How does it compare to GFT?
  11. Re: Why does GFT rock so hard? and does it have an orange counterpart?

    I had a chance to try this out and i agree 100%, despite my general dislike of lemon fragrances.
  12. Thread: Which to buy

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    Which to buy

    I order a bunch of CSP sample to test out and now I have the decision down to two, but i need some help. Which should I buy?

    Bois de Filao - Coconutty woodsy scent
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    Le Roi Santal - Nutty...
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    Re: NEW: Tokyo by Kenzo

    Seems the perfumer is the same one who is responsible for Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic.
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    Re: Aroma d'Orange and Eau d'Orange Douce

    I'll have a chance to stop by the boutique tomorrow. I'll post a detailed review then.
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    Re: Aroma d'Orange and Eau d'Orange Douce

    No, it was a light green bottle. It had less orange smell to it, compared to the original. The SA specifically said it was EDP.
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    Re: Aroma d'Orange and Eau d'Orange Douce

    I was curious so i visited the Hermes boutique yesterday to ask the SA, and the had a bottle of Aroma there. It's not the orange bottle that is on their website but a lighter green than the...
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    Re: Creed and ambergris

    I would test them on the skin before buying, because you don't know how it will react to you skin chemistry. I see people endorse SMW and Imperial because they are phenomenal scents, but they also...
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    Re: JM Pomegranate Noir

    I just sniffed this in passing, so i didn't get a chance to get acquainted. It smells really nice, from what i remember. It was a dark fruity smell, as the name implies, but not a heavy smell. I...
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    Aroma d'Orange and Eau d'Orange Douce

    Has anybody smelled these?
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    Re: What does "soapy" mean?

    I don't know about mixing different quality ingredients but I disagree with the above statement. What you are describing is very specific smell, that can be compared to cheap motel 6 soap. By that...
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    Re: What is the best Kenzo?

    I had a chance to try them again at sephora, but the KpH tester was broken. LpK is a very safe choice, generic, flowery, summery, light something or other. KpH fresh is a bit different because of...
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    Re: What does "soapy" mean?

    I've experienced this far more clearly on the dry-down of a fragrance. It carries with it a connotation of a smooth or milky character of a particular scent. In that sense, its not a smell of its...
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    Re: Eau de Guerlain

    Thanks. I was intrigued by the turin blog review of it.
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    Eau de Guerlain

    I wanted to try this, but it requires a trip to NYC. How is this compared to Imperiale and Coq?
  25. Re: Good scents for Guaranteed sillage and lasting power

    Hanae Mori 2 sprays
    L'eau D'issey 2 sprays
    The Dreamer 2 sprays
    Eau D'orange Verte 136 sprays
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    Re: What is the best Kenzo?

    The L'eau Par Kenzo and the KpH fresh smelled rather run of the mill. I like the original best of the three but I'll have to give them all another go.
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    What is the best Kenzo?

    I might be interested in add one of them to my collection. I sampled KpH, L'eau Par Kenzo, and KpH fresh at sephora. Of these, I liked KpH best, but I see a plethora of Kenzos listed which I...
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    Re: In Need of a citrus

    I smelled Follia and couldn't get the smell of sour vomit out of my mind. It reminds me of times in high school when our custodian would put orange powder on vomit in the hallway. Aaarghhhh
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    translation of Le Guide?

    Anybody know of a translation of this book? I read the blog in pdf and am interested in checking this out.
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    Re: A good soliflore for men?

    Rubens the painter or the sandwich? No but seriously thanks for the tip, I'll check them out.
  31. Re: If you had to choose a perfume for your woman...

    Fleur de Rocaille edt by Caron is an extremely gentle floral if applied correctly. For earth scents that don't overpower try Amazone and Jardin sur le nil by Hermes. You may also want to try Hiris...
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    Re: A good soliflore for men?

    I'm new at this but when i smelled fleur de male, I got the impression that it was a floral bouqette rather than a soliflore. I got a similar impression from caron pour un homme, because of its very...
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    A good soliflore for men?

    I recently smelled Narcisco Rodriguez and really loved it. I feels its to feminine for me to wear but really enjoyed the simplicity. Can anybody name any others in that ballpark that are more...
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    Re: Eau D'Orange & Concentree D'Orange

    It seems to be the best approach. I've tested some of the theories put forth in some longevity threads about putting on lotion or oil prior to application but that myth's busted. I've also heard...
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    Re: Eau D'Orange & Concentree D'Orange

    Vetiver by whom?
  36. Thread: London

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    Re: London

    I feel the same way sometimes, but just remember that you're the consumer; its their job to be pleasant and answer questions, etc.
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    Re: Eau D'Orange & Concentree D'Orange

    I'll have to check that out. Does it smell sweet? Thats a deal breaker for me when it comes to citrus scents.
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    Re: Eau D'Orange & Concentree D'Orange

    The reason i bought the original is because it reminds me so much of neroli sauvage. Perhaps, its the bitter orange, instead of the usually sweet fake scent of other frags. When i smell it and...
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    Vetiver Tonka vs. Vetyver Haiti

    I've been wanting to try the Vetiver Tonka for a while and have only recently started reading about CSP. From the description of these they sound very similar, can anyone comment?
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    Eau D'Orange & Concentree D'Orange

    I just purchased Eau D'orange Verte and was shocked how bad the longevity is. I read reviews that made that point but thought I'd give it a try anyway. I'm lamenting my decision because it is just...
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    Decant question

    Can anyone point me in the right direction for some good decant spray bottles preferably 10-15 ml. I'm looking for the quality atomizer spray like on a creed bottle, or the closest thing to it.
  42. Re: Eau Sauvage, Acqua di Parma, or Neroli Sauvage?

    I would go with Citron Citron IMHO. I am also a fan of Citrus Bigarrade.
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    Re: Miller Harris Sample Set

    Yeah, they are a bit pricey, but the three or so that have tried are fantastic. The nice thing about the sample set is that it includes frags of theirs that are only sold in London from there...
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    Re: Miller Harris Sample Set

    Unfortunately, they don't ship to the US. I suppose I'll have to make a trip over.
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    Miller Harris Sample Set

    Anybody have any idea where to get these. I saw a thread that quoted the set for $23 +S/H
    I was in C.O.Bigelow today sniffing some of there frags and I was impressed by the way they don't smell...
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    Re: Caron Pure Fraiche Forte

    Thanks for the thoughts. Its quite difficult to tell from the descriptions whether something is good or not. Peoples typical motives for reviewing frags are either they love them or hate them. So...
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    Re: Caron Pure Fraiche Forte

    Thanks. I guess i'll stay away from Pure. I don't want another soapy frag either, so fraiche is out too. I read the basenotes review that compares forte to GIT in some way. Can anyone confirm...
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    Caron Pure Fraiche Forte

    Has anybody smelled all of these, that can contrast them?
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    Re: New Aqua Allegorias??

    I'd smelled quite alot by that time, but i liked it very much. I'm new though, so you should check it out.
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    Re: New Aqua Allegorias??

    Sephora has the lilac in. I smelled it yesterday.
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    Re: Best thing for your underarms?

    I use a scented stick but its very mild (smell-wise) and works even in the most humid summers.
    Adidas Absorbent-Deo Ice Dive
    0% aluminium but says that it contains particles of cotton to absorb...
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    Re: Caron Pour Un Homme

    I'm new to fragrance but I can't stand this stuff. Way to medicinal to suit my tastes.
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    Re: Opinions needed

    Thanks for taking the time to reply. I think thats just up my alley, as i tend to steer towards the unisex frags. I'll have to try and get samples, or I'll just blind buy.
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    Opinions needed

    Could anybody give there opinions of Royal Bain de Caron and Eaux de Caron Forte?
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    Re: Ebay to shut down all decant sales

    I think this will reorganize decanting by bring accountability to sellers. The four ebay sellers whom most of you trust and do business will probably do more business now because the shutdown of...
  56. Skin Ph and issues that detract from Longevity

    Does anybody know what the deal is with Skin PH? Anybody know why some people have frags last longer than others and is it related to Ph or some other factor? Also, does anybody have a way of...
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    What is that smell?

    I detect a smell in Guerlain frags that is common to them all. It smells like the smoky whiskey i tried once. Caron also has a common musk to there frags. It smells more incense like. I like the...
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    Re: Dreamer vs Pasha vs Terre vs Royal Bain

    What about dreamer? You said you know the first three
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    Dreamer vs Pasha vs Terre vs Royal Bain

    Due to lack of funding, I'm moving slowly building my collection. As such, these are all excellent frags but have commonalities which represent a redundancy. If i can only buy two frags, I don't...
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    Best frag under $50.00

    If you only had $50.00 to spend, what would you absolute not live without.
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    Re: New Frag for my sister. Help!!!

    thanks
    Thats a great idea. She is 28 and loves animals and more of the quiet life in the burb/country fringe. She isn't looking for anything to wear for special occasion but for everyday...
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    New Frag for my sister. Help!!!

    I'm just discovering the wonderful and expansive world of fragrances, and being new, as i am, i've focused my attentions on male frags. I want to get something for my sister for her birthday, which...
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