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    Re: In Re: Skunk smells

    I couldn't disagree more strongly. Skunk is one of those smells that is hugely variable depending on concentration. If you (or your pet) is sprayed directly, it's horribly concentrated and intense...
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    Re: The five great perfumes of all time

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    Exactly. I think that Turin will often say "one of the five/ten greatest perfumes..." without having a list in mind. In other words, "this scent is one of the five best ever created, but don't...
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    Re: Ambre Sultan - Seeking Similar w/Less Vanilla

    I think that Prada (the original one) might be worth a try.
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    Re: Macho Leather & Musk

    You might want to try Paco Rabanne PH
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme Approximations?

    I've said this before in other threads, but I think Nino Cerruti is at least reminiscent of Patou PH. It lacks the distinct oriental character, but there's something that makes me associate the two...
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    Re: Lutens without the sweet

    Encens et Lavande - not one bit sweet, and a brilliant smoky lavender.
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    Re: Frags similar to Eau de Hermes?

    I think Cartier Declaration is likely a direct homage to Eau d'Hermes. I love both scents and probably wear them equally often.

    I always though Habit Rouge was a little similar as well, with the...
  8. Re: Something similar to Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme

    Trussardi Uomo is a good call I agree.

    Equipage is similar as well. To me the dominant quality in these is dry, soapy, floral and masculine.
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    Re: What fragrance would Serge Gainsbourg wear?

    I say Eau D'Hermes.
  10. Thread: Habit Rouge

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    Re: Habit Rouge

    It's worth searching out Scentemental's old post discussing the difference between the three formulations of Habit Rouge. I know many people don't like the edp and feel that it is a wholly different...
  11. Thread: Patou Pour Homme

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    Re: Patou Pour Homme

    Nino Cerruti PH is another alternative. Not as dark and spicy but it bears some similarities.
  12. Re: Can you speak to the longevity of Montale - Black Aoud?

    Very potent and long lasting. Seriously - it's edp concentration and it will last all day long.
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    Re: A fresh, clean musk...

    My first thought was Helmut Lang EDC, if you can find it.
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    Re: New York, New York

    Huh? That's a strange one. Borneo is ALL patchouli and dark chocolate to my nose. Very dry and dark. New York has that bright fresh citrus opening and ambery spicy drydown. The only thing it really...
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    Re: In no mood for jicky

    I don't really like the Jicky EDP, but the EDT is beautiful. I don't detect any civet, and I still get great longevity. Just a beautiful scent and one of most versatile I own.
  16. Thread: Equipage Hermes

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    Re: Equipage Hermes

    With credit to Serpent for first pointing it out, Equipage is very close to Van Cleef & Arpels PH. I don't get any similarity to Chanel PM.

    I'd have to retest to see for sure, but I think Nino...
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    Re: Great juice with crappy bottle!

    I would call this the Gucci Rush for Men award.
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    Re: Patricia de Nicolai New York & Chanel PM

    I think I compared New York to PM in a review, but now that I have a bottle of Jicky I also think that's a better comparison. New York is sweeter than Chanel PM - it's more like PM Concentree. The...
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    Re: got me ouds muddled up

    I actually find Aoud Lime to be more intense and have a stronger patchouli note. Black Aoud is brighter with a riper rose note and a stronger oud note as well. Honestly though, the family resemblance...
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    Re: M7 and Montale Oud Line

    I'm in the same boat you are. I love the same 3 ouds you mention, but the Black Aoud is probably the one for me. I've having a hard time with the very high price, especially considering that I...
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    Re: fragrance for white dinner jacket/black tie

    That's pretty much the perfect answer. Other alternatives include:
    Chanel PM
    Creed Vintage Tabarome
    Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur
  22. Thread: M7

    by baron
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    Re: M7

    Brilliant scent, but I'll repeat what many have said - this is an acquired taste. I found this so weird at first. I just didn't get it at all. It took me several samplings before I could get past the...
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    Re: Vetiver Des Sables by Montale

    I do get a marine/iodine quality from this, which I quite like. It is on the sweet side, but that didn't bother me - it was almost a kind of dry, powdery sweetness, like you get from PUH or M7, and...
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    Re: Alpha Male Fragrances?

    An obscure scent in this category is one I'm wearing today Balenciaga Portos.
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    Re: Who's done winter scents in summer

    Musk Ravageur, Vendetta, Rive Gauche, Azzaro PH, l'Homme Sage and others all get some play in the summertime.
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    Re: Similar To Pour Monsieur

    I've seen the original Pour Monsieur at Neiman Marcus and other stores as well. It isn't common, but I'm pretty sure it's available in the US still.

    I read somewhere that the original Pour...
  27. Thread: Top 5 for Autumn

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    Re: Top 5 for Autumn

    Some I've been wanting to wear but have shied away from due to the heat...

    Azzaro PH
    Equipage
    Feuilles de Tabac
    Cuiron
    CdG Incense Series scents
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    Re: Vendetta Pour Homme - Have you tried it?

    Unique in that in combines an astringent, sour, and rather herbal opening with a warm spicy-ambery base. This scent lasts ages on me - I love it. Also agree on the great bottle - kind of like an oil...
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    Re: What are some clean fresh scents?

    I'm surprised nobody mentioned Helmut Lang edc. Nice and clean without being watery or plasticky.
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    Re: Hermès - Eau d'Hermès

    I love this scent too. Like Serpent says, it's super versatile. I find it to be a sophisticated yet restrained in cool weather. But on a warm summer day, this scent feels decadent and over-ripe, like...
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    Re: Vetiver - what am I missing?

    I've never thought of New York as a vetiver scent. Rather, it's one of those many scents that has vetiver as a small component. It's less vetiver that Terre d'Hermes, and I don't think of Terre as a...
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    Re: Route du Vetiver Review

    I thought I would love this scent. I had a decant a few years ago and I thought it smelled exactly like insect repellant. After several hours, it mellowed donw to...insect repellant! But ever so...
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    Re: What IS leather? A bunch of confused questions

    Some scents really smell like leather to me - Nostalgia, Cuir Mauresque, Dzing!, Antaeus, Knize Ten, REL to name a few. Other scents get tagged with the leather appellation and I swear I don't get...
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    Re: SOTD - Friday 1st SEP Scent Synch Day

    I'll have to wear Creed OV - it'll do in a pinch.
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    Re: Vetiver - what am I missing?

    Whoa - from New York? From the vetiver? The vetiver in that scent is so subtle. That's one of the least objectionable scents I know of. I surprised you found it so harsh.
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    Life on Mars on BBC - frag related

    Not sure if any of you watch this show on BBC. It's a great show actually, about a detective that gets hit by a car in 2006 and wakes up in 1973, though he keeps hearing voices that might indicate...
  37. Thread: Nicolai New York

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    Re: Nicolai New York

    New York is similar to the classic Guerlain scents Mitsouko and Jicky, but a bit more spicy and angular. It also reminds me a bit of Chanel PM Concentree, though I didn't really like Concentree and...
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    Re: Your top 3 that ARE NOT SWEET

    Azzaro PH, Vintage Tabarome, Gucci Rush for Men, CdG 2 Man/Gucci PH, CdG Kyoto, Van Cleef & Arpels, Knize Ten, Tuscany, Rive Gauche. There are a lot of good ones that aren't sweet.
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme

    I've had a sample of this forever - since I was first starting out. I remember that then I thought this scent seemed a little stuffy and old fashioned to me. Your review spurred me to dig this out of...
  40. Re: Just when you think you find one, you dont like it

    Another thing to consider is buying decants of these scents, either from the sale board or from ebay. At least 75% of the scents I own are in decants. Only a few of those graduate to full bottles...
  41. Re: Just when you think you find one, you dont like it

    Did you ever try Micheal by Michael Kors? It's in the style of the scents you've been trying, but inexpensive and easy to find. A very nice smoky tobacco, patchouli leather scent.
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    Poll: Re: Question? The 3 you couldn't bear to part with?

    Musc Ravageur
    Azzaro PH
    PdN New York
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    Re: please, sugest on Hermes

    I love Eau d'Hermes but you better sample that one before you buy it - the cumin note makes it a bit of a love it or hate it scent, though also be aware that the topnotes mellow pretty quickly.
  44. Re: New fall fragrance, long-lasting, sillage, etc.?

    Michael by Michael Kors - tobacco, suede, patchouli, a touch of dried fruit. Strong, masculine, good sillage. It sounds like exactly what you're looking for. It's also cheap and easy to find.

    A...
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    Re: L'Air du Desert Marocain

    I find this to have longevitiy and sillage to rival any Lutens scent. To me it is very similar to Ambre Sultan - nothing like Chergui or Fumerie Turque.
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    Re: Bulgari Black - yech

    As luck would have it I wandered into a discount perfume store yesterday and sampled Bulgari Black for the first time - my first impression was the similarity to Guerlain - Bauhaus Shalimar. I really...
  47. Re: How do you feel when a fellow Basenoter outbids you?

    The way you put that sounds a little harsh, but I think you're basically right. I didn't used to use a snipe program, but the truth it's an easy way to bid your exact top price without getting lured...
  48. Re: People, PLEASE be careful with your comparisons!

    Aqua de Gio smells just like Chanel #5!

    On a lighter note, it's hard for me to question other people's impressions of scents. My own impressions seem to change over time. I pick up notes in a...
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    Re: TOP 10 again? yes yes :) ;)

    OK - If we're making it seasonal...

    M7 Fresh
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Musc Ravageur (worn lightly for summer)
    Eau d'Hermes
    Anvers
    Jicky EDT
    Philosykos
    Vetiver Sables
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    Re: Miller Harris Tabac

    Feuilles de Tabac is my favorite tobacco scent - pure damp spicy tobacco leaves.
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    Re: Dzing - misleading reviews

    I definitely get some leather from this - more Morrocan tannery than Hermes Kelly bag. Vary raw, but it doesn't dominate the scent like the leather notes in some scents do. I also get a cinnamon...
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    Re: Marine/Aqua Scents

    Two interesting ones that are also a bit similar:
    Annick Goutal Vetiver - a very salty, iodine tinged vetiver scent. Can be a bit off-putting at first. You have to wait out the top notes.
    Montale...
  53. Re: Frags that smell totally different from the rest?

    SMN Nostalgia is pretty unique.
    Ormonde Jayne Men (it could be similar to the original OJ - I haven't smelled it)
    Biche dans l'absinthe is very odd, but very rare. I wonder if this one has...
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    Re: REVIEW: Gaultier²

    Now I'm really intrigued - I love Musc Ravageur. A variation on the theme sounds interesting.
  55. Thread: House of Aramis

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    Re: House of Aramis

    I'm not crazy about this line either, with the exception of Tuscany. Havana was a big disappointment to me, Aramis classic is too over the top, really the archetype of the Austin Powers/Ted Burgundy...
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    Re: The longevity of Bigarade Concentree

    There is Cologne Bigarade and Bigarade Concentree. I've only tried the Concentree (I have a 5 ml sample bottle) and it last's quite a while on me. I get a distinct cumin note along with the citrus....
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    Re: Musc Ravageur - How many sprays do you use?

    2 or 3 sprays total. I love this scent. Women freak out (in a good way) when they smell this.
  58. Thread: Black Aoud

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    Re: Black Aoud

    It's nothing like either one of those.
  59. Thread: M7 Fresh!!!!!!

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    Re: M7 Fresh!!!!!!

    M7 Fresh is very unique - Montale Royal Oud is close, but a bit lighter and simpler. It's also way more expensive.

    I just got Kouros Fraicheur, which smells nothing like M7 Fresh but is similar in...
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    Re: Spinoff better than the original?

    I slightly prefer m7 fresh to m7.
    I greatly prefer Kouros Fraicheur to Kouros.
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    Re: Miller Harris Fragrancies

    I absolutely love Feuilles de Tabac - I would have to rate it my favorite tobacco scent, and I find that it has excellent longevity.
  62. Thread: Geir Ness!

    by baron
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    Re: Geir Ness!

    I've had a similar experience with Geir. I actually like it, but it becomes overwhelming with just the tiniest application. I find I can only wear it very rarely, and I inevitably get scent fatigue...
  63. Thread: Rochas Macassar

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    Re: Rochas Macassar

    I've tried to find this off and on for a while - no luck so far.
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    Re: Roses for the Boys

    Rose d'Homme
    Montale Ouds

    Seconded on both of these.
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur

    The original is still available. The Concentree is really quite different - much sweeter and with some different notes, notably nutmeg. I don't like the Concentree at all, so sample before you buy.
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    I saw the original in Sephora a few days ago....

    I saw the original in Sephora a few days ago. They had it shelved with the Concentree version, and only had Concentree testers open, but they definitely had the original in stock.
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    There isn't a lot of development with this - it...

    There isn't a lot of development with this - it gets softer, but it's fundamental character doesn't change that much. Still, to me it's never cloying or fatiguing as it feels light and "transparent"...
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    I tested this a few days ago for the first time...

    I tested this a few days ago for the first time and I bought a bottle on the spot. I love the citrus note, I love the wood notes, the vetiver(?) and the light, sharp balance to the whole composition....
  69. Thread: HELLOOOOOooooooo

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    I like this software. Looks good in here.

    I like this software. Looks good in here.
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    Re: Muscs Koublai Khan: Why oh Why??!!

    I think I'm on record way back somewhere in the archives describing this as sweaty man-butt, so I'm right there with you, except for the part where you say you like it. I really wanted to like this -...
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    Re: Inglese  a.k.a. White Lavender Villoresi

    I like this one too. It's a true lavender - it smells like a walk in a lavender field. As is typical with that note, it fades pretty fast.
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    Re: Not to be a jerk...

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    Montale Vetiver des Sables

    I received a package of Montale samples from Vijay a few weeks ago. Like many people here, I was totally blown away by the quality of the fragrances. They reminded me a lot of Serge Lutens in their...
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    Re: M7 Fresh: dissapointing

    Montale Royal Ouhd is the only thing I've found to be similar to M7 Fresh, but I prefer the YSL fragrance. It's more complex and longer lasting.
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    Re: Gucci Rush for Men

    I love this scent!! Very misunderstood, I think. The "hamstercage" note softens so much. It becomes quite soft and milky sweet on drydown. I think the horrific bottle really dimished the potential...
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    Re: Tumulte, 6 months later

    Whoa - that got my attention. I'm another Rush lover - I still find it one of the most underrated scents around. I guess I'll have to give Tumulte a try.
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    Re:  Top 5 of  "I wanna smell this badly

    Coty Chypre
    Tabac Blond
    Costes
    Yohji Homme
    The Montales samples that are on the way from Vijay
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    Re: DK Fuel - OMG!! Ridicilous lasting power!!

    I'm pretty sure that's not the same DK Fuel we are all familiar with. I think that's a newer version of DK Men that is unrelated to the original. The original smells of leather and tobacco and dried...
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    Re: What to wear to meet Scenteur7?

    I wore Old Spice last weekend for the first time in years and I have to say it's pretty great.

    How about Anvers? I've been wearing that one a lot in the warm weather. My other heavy rotation sents...
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    Re: Best tobacco scent

    Feuilles de Tabac is my favorite
    Fumerie Turque is excellent
    DK Fuel is an excellent, if hard to find tobacco (along with leather and other notes)
    Tabac Original is a nice cheapie
  81. Thread: Most Unique Frag

    by baron
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    Re: Most Unique Frag

    Second the vote for Nostalgia. Also, Biche dans l'Absinthe, Ormonde Man, Vintage Tabarome, Arabie, L'Autre.
  82. Re: The scents that are so good that you save them

    I have a small decant of Biche dans l'Absinthe that I'm loathe to use up. Really a miraculous scent that is unlike anything. Is this even available anymore? I know retail price was ridiculous.

    I'm...
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    Re: best grapefruit....

    M7 Fresh has a potent grapefruit note.
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    Re: I don't detect ANY leather in these:

    I'm only familiar with Knize Ten and Bandit, and both smell very leathery to me, although it's a very polished leather, as in expensive furniture. They both share a floral quality as well.
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    Re: Top 3 most masculine scents

    Vintage Tabarome
    Azzaro PH
    Aramis
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    Re: West #7 Piper Nigrum vs. #10 M7 Fresh

    I for one much prefer M7 fresh.
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme is a huge hit

    Not only does Rive Gauche smell like Azzaro PH, but Tuscany is a bridge between the two, IMO.
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme is a huge hit

    It's my icon for a reason...








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    Re: Scents that change the most

    Gucci Rush totally transorms.
    SMN Nostalgia goes from burnt rubber and gasoline to a sweet, vanillic, lemony leather.
  90. Thread: Spill it

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    Re: Spill it

    I love the smell of Musc Ravageur, Chergui and Ambre Sultan on women. Of course, I wear all of these myself.

    Some others that I've exclusively smelled on women:
    Shalimar - a lot like MR. I would...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 18th April

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
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    Re: 3 Best Serge Lutens

    I picked Chergui, Fumerie, and Cuir Mauresque. I could have easily snuck Ambre Sultan, Encens et Lavande and Borneo in there.
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    Re: LIVID ~ LIVID ~ LIVID!!!!!!!

    I think we should all take note of Griff's point here. I buy a lot on ebay, in many categories, and it's important to read the auctions very carefully and ask questions before you bid. I see ebay as...
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    Re: Fragrances which shout ---------> Alpha Male!

    I agree with just about everything posted, save Mouchoir de Monsieur, which is almost unisex to me.

    Can't believe there's been no mention of Aramis Tuscany.
    I don't think Guerlain Derby has been...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 11th April

    Trussardi Uomo
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    Re: Soprano's sighting.....

    I saw that too - I was pretty sure it was Armani PH (1984).
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    Re: SotD Saturday 8th April

    Eau d'Hermes. I think I'll be wearing this a lot this summer.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 6th April

    Bigarade Concentree
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    Re: SoTD Wednesday April 5th 2006! A special day!

    Caron 3rd Man for the first time.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 4 April

    Richard James
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