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  1. Re: On the hunt for "Five Star" fragrances. All because I bought a book! HAIAHA!

    Trust your own nose.
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    Re: Gendarme EDP

    I have Prada Infusion d'Homme, Gendarme EDT and Gendarme G20.
    All three are very good, but I prefer Infusion d'Homme and Gendarme EDT.
    I am also waiting for an opportunity to sample Gendarme EDP.
  3. Re: What of these fragrances are best in: duration, proyection and liked by women

    If you really are Hercules, shouldn't you be rocking a Greek God fragrance like Kouros?
  4. Re: What fragrance truly deserves the moniker "Spicebomb"?

    Arabie by Serge Lutens
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    Re: suggest top 4 frags out of 10

    IMO, Green Irish Tweed by Creed is your best hot & humid fragrance.

    Since you are looking to add to your collection, I would suggest you try:
    - Terre d' Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche
    - Infusion...
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    Re: Most minty fragrance

    +1 Roadster by Cartier
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    Re: Cartier Roadster or Guerlain Homme?

    Roadster is deceptive.
    The mint top notes make people think it is a warm weather fragrance.
    I feel it is better suited to cooler weather.
    The dry down is simply superb.
    Guerlain Homme is OK, but...
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    Re: Confounded by Diptyque

    Hobbits and Dwarves sing songs about the Hednic collection.
    Hednic is fortunate that dragons covet gold and not fragrance... lest he be driven from his home by Smaug.
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    Re: Kiton for Men

    I still belong to the camp that finds Cool Water and GIT very different. ;)
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    Re: Kiton for Men

    To my nose it sits somewhere between GIT and Fahrenheit.
    Very good juice.
  11. Re: where to buy derby without having to sell my body in the corner for money?

    Ah... a philanthropist!
  12. Re: New To This Scene... Looking For A New Couple of Fragrances

    Roadster by Cartier
    Voyage by Nautica
    Sculpture by Nikos
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    Re: Crowd pleasing woody fragrance.

    Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche
    Tam Dao by Diptyque
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    Re: What are the best rose scents?

    +1 Voleur de Roses by L'Artisan Parfumeur
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    Re: Best finds of 2014

    +1 Terre D'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche
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    Re: Smooth, laid-back, classy scent?

    +1 Infusion d'Homme by Prada
    Roadster by Cartier
    Terre d'Hermes ETF
    Bulgari Pour Homme
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    Re: Starting to dive into Niche

    OP, I humbly suggest you read Tmoran's post... and then re-read it. They are wise words.
  18. Re: I just started dating. Best "Panty Dropper" fragrances for men?

    I agree with this.
    I would avoid wearing a fragrance that could easily be interpreted as a feminine fragrance on a first date.
    It is possible that she will think you were in physical contact with...
  19. Re: Kiton Black... Amazing, yet not hyped.

    IMO, the original Kiton Men is better than the Black version.
  20. Re: any recommendations from serge lutens manly scent?

    Cuir Mauresque
  21. Re: what would be 3-4 good male fragrances for "romantic" use

    My "carnal" category includes:
    - Dark musk: MKK by Serge Lutens
    - Leather: Cuir Mauresque by Serge Lutens
    - Spice: Ambre Sultan by Serge Lutens
    - Edible wet fur: Mechant Loup by L'Artisan
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    Re: Kiton Men needs more love.

    This is a good quality fragrance which is a bargain compared to the uber priced stuff released in the last few years.
    To my nose it sits somewhere between GIT and Fahrenheit with a pineapple top...
  23. Re: What is everyones opinion of Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum?

    Very good fragrance.
  24. Re: What are the most versatile new releases...

    This year: Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche
  25. Re: Similar or better alternative to Pino Silvestre Original / Agua Brava

    You may like Esencia by Loewe.
  26. Re: Making room in my collection for ONE more designer scent - Which one ?

    Roadster by Cartier
    Sculpture by Nikos
    Infusion d'Homme by Prada
    Bulgari Pour Homme
  27. Re: men's opinion: most enticing/sexy fragrance on a woman?

    I find Bottega Veneta EDP very sexy.
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    Re: Strong Citrus Fragrance?

    GFT by Trumper is worth a try.
  29. Re: What top 3 fragrances are you about to run out of and are you going to replace them again or not

    My Infusion d'Homme by Prada is starting to run low... it will definitely be replaced with another large bottle.
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    Re: Reformulations for the better?

    Messe de Minuit by Etro was improved with its reformulation.
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    Re: Guerlain L'Homme Idéal - Thoughts?

    Actually, it strikes me that people have started to come around.
    Some initial reviews were a little harsh, but I have seen more and more positive reviews.
    It is a fine fragrance with an enjoyable...
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    Re: What's Your Most Flamboyant Fragrance?

    +1 Musc Ravageur
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    Re: Summer scent for 22 years old

    Bvlgari Aqva Marine
  34. Re: Which of these 80s powerhouses should I get?

    From your list, I would select the Lapidus.
    Drakar Noir would also be a good choice.
    Did your test Paco Rabanne Pour Homme?
  35. Re: She likes Bulgari Amethyst.... some alternative birthday suggestions please?

    Thanks to all.
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    Re: Signature scent for twenty-something guy

    Infusion d'Homme by Prada
  37. Re: :( Etro's Messe de Menuit reformulated!... anything similar to the old one?

    Well... If dry and evocative floats your boat, you should also try Yatagan by Caron. Nothing like MdM, but very dry.
  38. Re: :( Etro's Messe de Menuit reformulated!... anything similar to the old one?

    I dislike the vintage version as I found it far too dry for my taste.
    IMO, the re-formulation (which I tested in 2012) is a far better fragrance.

    I am unaware of a similar smelling fragrance,...
  39. Re: 3 Fragrances every young man should have !

    To make your recommendations useful to young men, I would suggest limiting your recommendations to fragrances under $US100.
    Obscure niche fragrances, that are too costly and too hard to find, may...
  40. Re: Please recommend scents to sample based on my top 10

    Esencia by Loewe
    Centaure by MPG
    Eau des Iles by MPG
    Timbuktu by L'Artisan
    Voleur de Roses by L'Artisan
    Avignon by CDG
    Black by CDG
    Sequoia by CDG
    Messe de Minuit by Etro (the reformulation...
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    Re: Amouage which one?

    If I was to buy only one Amouage, I would buy the most opulent, which to my nose is Gold Man.
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    Re: Similar scents to Gucci Nobile?

    The closest fragrance I have found to Gucci Nobile is the knock-off by Palermo: http://www.palermoperfumes.com.au/nobile-by-gucci/
    IMO, it is quite close.
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    Re: Encre Noir

    Perhaps it was started by Lalique when they named this fragrance "Black Ink" and marketed the fragrance in an ink jar style flacon? ;)
  44. Re: Spending hours on fragrantica and Sephora paid off.

    This is very good advice.
  45. Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    David and I have disagreed on a couple of fragrances recently (L'Homme Ideal and Patou Pour Homme reissue come to mind), but I respect his opinion.
    While the title of this post may be a little...
  46. Re: She likes Bulgari Amethyst.... some alternative birthday suggestions please?

    Thank you Kalli, I will test this when I next go shopping.
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    Re: Back to the classics: suggestions!

    I have the EDT and to my nose it is a very dry woody/oriental.
    If you like the dryness of Yatagan and L'Air du Desert Marocain then you should like Heritage.
  48. She likes Bulgari Amethyst.... some alternative birthday suggestions please?

    Well... her birthday is coming and I would like to buy her something nice.
    What would you suggest for a 30 year old lady who usually wears Bulgari Amethyst?
    Summer is coming and it is going to be...
  49. Re: " Meeting THE parents for the first time" scent. (Niche and designer)

    Agreed. I would choose:
    - Designer: Infusion d'Homme by Prada.
    - Niche: Gendarme or Gendarme G20.
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    Re: Bal d`Afrique

    You may also enjoy Viaggio d'Africa by Pal Zileri.
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    Re: Encre Noir

    You seem to like dry aromatics... I think you will enjoy Encre Noir.
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    Re: Encre Noir

    It's funny how our noses can interpret things so differently...
    To my nose, this is not a wet vetiver.
    I classify this as a bone dry, earthy aromatic - especially in the top notes.
    It's this...
  53. Re: Richard James: No longer making fragrance?

    It has been claimed in this thread that there were two versions of the vintage version.
    Can Richard James confirm whether this is correct or not?
    If it is correct, which formula was used for this...
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    Re: What is your favorite Musk fragrance?

    +1 Muscs Koublai Khan by Lutens
    +1 Musc Ravageur by Malle

    In white musk:
    - Bulgari PH
    - Passage d'Enfer by L'Artisan
  55. Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    Hello David, I don't think I recall a fragrance in recent times that has had such mixed reviews.
    It's very odd... you are right that many people have accused it of being generic and less than...
  56. Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    With respect David, I am struggling to understand your fierce criticism of Guerlain.
    Could you give us a few examples of popular fragrances, released in the last 10 years, that you think were truly...
  57. Re: Le Labo Vanille 44: Is it worth the price?

    You are correct. For some people, Le Labo will be what they are looking for.
  58. Re: Le Labo Vanille 44: Is it worth the price?

    Well.... I have been here long enough to know better than to criticise fragrances too harshly.
    One man's trash is surely another man's treasure and therefore should be respected.

    That said, I...
  59. Re: Designer scents get more compliments than niche scents?

    Ah... here we go again... the ageless Basenotes' battle of designer vs niche.

    Sahil, in my opinion, the terms "designer" and "niche" are often confused here, but you seem to be on the right track....
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    Re: Spicebomb vs. Dior Homme

    Just to throw a spanner in the works... Bulgari Man in Black is also worth a try.
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    Re: Looking for LICORICE!!

    +1 Mechant Loup by L'Artisan
    +1 Black by CDG
  62. Re: From these niche brands: Best suited for office/work?

    Atelier Cologne - these are simple, fresh and inoffensive. In other words, office friendly.
  63. Thread: Nostalgia

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    Re: Nostalgia

    Patou Pour Homme EDT... my signature fragrance in the 80s and 90s.
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    Re: sweet problem

    L'Homme Ideal by Guerlain
  65. Re: Hermèssence Vétiver Tonka vs. Maroma Vetiver Tonka?

    If you are looking for something similar to Hermessence Vetiver Tonka, try Viaggio d'Africa by Pal Zileri.
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    Re: High School/Young Adult Fragrance

    From your list, I like London by Burberry.

    I would suggest you also try:
    - Infusion d'Homme by Prada
    - Sculpture by Nikos
    - Roadster by Cartier
    - Bulgari Pour Homme
    - Body Kouros by YSL
    -...
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    Re: L'Air du Desert Marocain alternative?

    If you love LDDM, you should probably follow the advice of the previous posts and buy a full bottle.
    If you are looking to broaden your horizons, I would suggest you try:
    - Ambre Sultan by Serge...
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    Re: Top Ten Designer Picks - with a few rules

    If I was buying 10 designers tomorrow, I would select:
    - Terre D'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche
    - L'Homme Ideal by Guerlain
    - Infusion d'Homme by Prada
    - Patou Pour Homme
    - Kiton Men
    - Roadster by...
  69. Re: Please evaluate my wish list of niche fragrances to buy in October

    Of the fragrances I am familiar with, I would choose:
    - Nicolai New York
    - MPG Santal Noble
    - MPG Ambre Precieux
    - Patou PH (Heritage Collection) - BTW: this is not actually niche
  70. Re: Amouage Journey Man -anything similar or better?

    I still think Gold Man is their best.
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    Re: What's a good Sandalwood?

    Tam Dao EDT by Diptyque
    +1 Santal Noble by MPG
    +1 Egoiste by Chanel
    +1 Sandalwood by Trumper
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    Re: Strenght and speed scent?

    +1 Kouros by YSL
    Lapidus Pour Homme
    A*Men by Mugler
    Yatagan by Caron
    Mechant Loup by L'Artisan
    Eau des Iles by MPG
    Cuir Mauresque by Serge Lutens
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    Re: Best dry down frag

    +1
    A slightly rough start, but great dry down.
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle for a Great Cologne?

    I was going to contribute my usual criticism of the MPG fake ruby caps... then I saw lpp's Missoni Acqua bottle... I think we have a winner.
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    Re: Best dry down frag

    Voleur de Roses by L'Artisan... starts a little rough, but the dry down is superb.
  76. Re: Are there any great scents that smell like fresh linens?

    G20 by Gendarme... smells like walking past a dry cleaning laundry.

    To a lesser extent, I find that Voyage by Nautica has a fresh linen smell (to my nose it is more linen than it is aquatic).
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    Re: Amouage fan thread!

    Agreed.
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Agreed. I think some people are being unrealistic.
    I'm not sure how Thierry Wasser could possibly create a totally original woody/ambery men's fragrance.
    There will always be some elements of...
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    Re: Suggestions Needed

    +1 Kiton for Men (to my nose, there is zero powder in this)
    +1 M7 by YSL
    +1 London by Burberry
    +1 Bulgari Pour Homme

    L'Homme Ideal by Guerlain
    Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche (this is the love...
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    Re: Help me navigate through some leathers

    Cuir Mauresque by Serge Lutens
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    Re: On the hunt for a new frag.

    Last time I saw Gucci II was in a few of the pharmacies... Terry White and Priceline a while ago.
    There was a specialist store in Melbourne that sold the Hanae Mori (Paint 'n Powder), but I don't...
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    Re: Can a man wear female fragrances?

    Your neighbourhood philanthropy explains your username.

    I believe some men who are very successful with women choose to wear feminine fragrances because it helps to disguise their exploits.
    They...
  83. Re: Your favorite diptyque fragrance for winter

    Tam Dao EDT works for me
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    Re: On the hunt for a new frag.

    Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche by Hermes
    Timbuktu by L'Artisan
    Aqua Marine by Bulgari
    Voyage by Nautica
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    Re: vintage Antaeus

    Now that is enthusiasm!
  86. Re: Describe the following 3 fragrances as creatively as you can in 25 words or less

    While I disagree, I did have a good laugh at this.
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    Re: Layering a Rose with other masculines

    Agreed.

    I understand the premise of the OP's post and think it is possible to successfully add a favourite note to a fragrance.
    In this case, adding a rose note to certain fragrances could work...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    To my nose, there is a smooth woody/ambery accord that works with the almonds, but it is not synthetic to my nose.
    I am not picking up a laundry detergent accord - this has me confused.
    Your nose...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    There seems to be a small misunderstanding... there is no question that L'Homme Ideal uses almonds... my post was in response to a previous post that said 1 Million used almonds.

    I am not saying...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    It has almonds?
    I have not seen that in any of the popular note pyramids.
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    When you say in the "middle of the scent", do you mean it is prominent to you in the middle of the scent from top to bottom... or do you mean it is an accord you pick up after 2 or 3 hours when the...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    I have assumed that those claiming it is "generic" (as a criticism) are trying to say that it belongs to a group of fragrances that is too common.
    Given that all fragrances fall into some group...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Many people have claimed this fragrance is "generic", but have failed to identify a similar fragrance.
    This fragrance leads with almond, which is unusual in men's fragrances, so it is not a common...
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    Poll: Re: Hermes Vetivers

    If you like Vetiver Tonka, you could safely blind buy Viaggio d'Africa by Pal Zileri for a fraction of the price.
    Very similar... and many people claim to get better longevity from Viaggio d'Africa.
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    Re: Yor most worn scent, ever....

    Patou Pour Homme
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    Re: Opinions on these Creeds

    My order of preference:

    1. Green Irish Tweed
    2. Original Vetiver
    3. Aventus
    4. Imperial
    5. Silver Mountain Water
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    Re: Gucci No.3 alternative?

    Yes... released in '85 before Tom Ford's reign.
    The question is whether it was discontinued by him?
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    Re: Gucci No.3 alternative?

    According to Wikipedia, Tom Ford was the creative director of Gucci from 1994 to 2004.
    If Gucci No.3 was discontinued during this time, we may have found the guilty party?
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    Re: Gucci No.3 alternative?

    Did Tom Ford make the decision to discontinue Gucci No.3, or was it someone else?
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    Re: It's about to get real...

    I hear you Chuck... I have been a bit short lately myself.
    Perhaps you and I should start a burlesque men's dance troop?
    We could start dancing naked and get women to throw singles at us to put our...
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