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  1. Re: Woah new Parfums de Marly Sutton came out today

    Indeed.

    Something as simple as 'prioritising' certain youtubers who are favourable - i.e. sending to some youtubers first, so their videos are uploaded first, thus getting the most views or at...
  2. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    I have not. Le Labo is not a house I adore and I wouldn't/won't be seeking it out. I also see that it's an exclusive. The was thinking primarily of Santal 33 and Oud 2x whatever it is when calling...
  3. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    I've decided to wear the 2 Michael Kors fragrances on each hand.

    For sure, the opening is the major change for me. It's like night and day. The 2014 reissue is straight away in to smoke and suede...
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    Re: Tarry. Burnt. Leather.

    Nope, not thinking of Oud Wood whatsoever. OWI is an animalic woody to my nose. There's SOME leather but by no means is it a leather-dominant fragrance, per se. Likewise I find zero leather in Encre...
  5. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    For Sandor 70's, yeah?
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    Re: Tarry. Burnt. Leather.

    I don't find those all that leathery tbh.

    Try Suede by Rook. It's the ultimate in this category.
  7. Re: Have any new, worthy, Grapefruit Fragrances been released, between 2010 and Now?

    I find Heeley's Yuzu to have a beautiful grapefruit note, even if there's also 'more' going on.

    There are a few more that I can't think of atm.
  8. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    Different associations I suppose. To me, the opening veers feminine - there's something about the house's construction that, in going for unisex scents, they fall in to the trap of effectively making...
  9. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    Interesting question.

    It's only sold in 50ml, right? That's not very helpful for starters. Selling it in 100ml bottles would be more useful. I was actually watching a used bottle on ebay in the US...
  10. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    I think the note list is pretty much there. The difficult with that is it doesn't allow for transitions - for me, the 'roughness' comes from the fir and cinnamon in the opening, in particular, allied...
  11. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    Oh most definitely, the price is way off - its performance is also pretty awful. I get like 4-5 hours of detectable fragrance with maybe another 2 as a barely-there skin scent. Bit I thought it worth...
  12. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    I'm just going to repeat again, as it was buried at the bottom of another comment, that Sandor 70's by Carner Barcelona is well worth a sample as sharing a similar tobacco and fruity suede vibe to...
  13. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    Who knows. IFRA? Exepense?

    I'm not going to pretend my understanding of the alchemy and creation of fragrance is anywhere near good enough to pretend that I know whether or not it was possibly to...
  14. Re: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa or Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza

    Assoluta is (was, it's been discontinued about 12 months ago) my favourite of the 3.

    I'd look in to trying Pura. It's not spoken about very often but it's maybe the most versatile/wearable of the...
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    Re: Masculinity in gender differences in perfumery

    Where did the comments go? Deleted...?
  16. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    I would say it's the fir and spices that make it feel...hmmm...I'll wait until I'm actually smelling it to describe it but basically it's a tad discordant (which I quite like, tho) in that opening...
  17. Poll: Re: Blue de Chanel vs Dior Sauvage, Who did it best?

    Honestly, I think Sauvage.

    Particularly when you take all 3 from each.

    I like BdC. They deserve credit for very much staking 'new' ground. But in terms of who did it better? Sauvage, for me....
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    Re: Diptyque Philosykos Parfum or Toilette?

    Interesting.

    I definitely want to try both now.
  19. Re: eBay Buyer says slim atomizer on La Nuit batch 0LAC means it's fake

    I would be incredibly concerned about this and, if it does go tits up, take it as a painful lesson in not trusting ebay (particularly when it comes to items that attract a certain kind of buyer -...
  20. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    Oh I like it too - in a 'this could easily be polarising' kind of way - but particularly going back and reading reviews on here which date back to near enough release, there are plenty of complaints...
  21. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    Also, as touched on earlier/elsewhere - not just the bottle was 'borrowed' for Gucci Pour Homme, but I also think a significant part of the idea, too - of smokey masculinity.

    Yeah, they're not...
  22. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    Bought a large sample of the re-release

    Honestly, it's great - and it IS pretty similar to the original Michael. Not quite as similar as I was saying a few pages ago, but more similar than my...
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    Re: Aventus how long does a bottle last you?

    \_(ツ)_/
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    Re: Armani Prive Royal Oud question

    Yes, very synthetic, but very nice in my opinion. It's less sweet and more...well it's the saffron note that dominates, really, and allied to the 'sweet wood' I suppose there's a dry, barely sweet...
  25. Re: Upcoming Parfums de Marly release - Sutton (Fresh/Fruity)

    The body language in that Creed x JF meeting is ripe for a beginner's guide to reading non verbal communication. It speaks volumes but is also a wonderful symbolism for the modern fragrance market -...
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    Re: Parfums De Marly - Layton - Longevity issues?

    Can't help on the bottle front, but I have now tried 5 different iterations of Layton - 3 decants, one travel atomiser, one partial bottle, and only one of them has been up to par. The batch...
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    Re: Emotional states and fragrances to match.

    AHAHA... :thumbup:
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    Re: Emotional states and fragrances to match.

    I wouldn't say my emotional ties to fragrance exist in quite the same way.

    Or, I don't wear or try/spray scents as a means of 'tapping in' to an emotion - it's not like I feel a certain way, and...
  29. Re: Gucci guilty absolute & Gucci by Gucci ph discontinued?

    You should have a solid few months of a large, affordable stock on ebay to buy from as/when it eventually is discontinued (again, I'd stress it's more likely to be a supply issue).
  30. Re: Gucci guilty absolute & Gucci by Gucci ph discontinued?

    No - the 'hype' (probably the wrong word) is very much online, on sites like this, which can skew our perceptions as to how popular/how well selling it actually is. I would think that it's...
  31. Re: Gucci guilty absolute & Gucci by Gucci ph discontinued?

    In following up, I would suggest that any removal from official websites is much, much more likely be a production issue - don't forget, we have gone through a near global economic shut down, where...
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    Re: Aventus Cologne - 1 year on

    I only have a decant but I loved it on first try - when trying it subsequently, I found it cloying and not all that pleasing. Something was jarring about it. I still have the decant somewhere so will...
  33. Re: Gucci guilty absolute & Gucci by Gucci ph discontinued?

    90ml and 50ml of Gucci Guilty Absolute available on the UK website but 150ml is not there (unsure if it ever officially was).

    Gucci by Gucci PH isn't on the UK website at all.

    I would suggest...
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    Re: Diptyque Philosykos Parfum or Toilette?

    What happened? Was it reformulated?
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    Re: MDCI Invasion Barbare Thoughts?

    I didn't like it.

    It doesn't help that it has a (genuinely culty) cult status.

    I found/find it to be a preppy, uptight kind of fragrance - almost like slightly limp wristed power dressing. Not...
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    Re: Diptyque Philosykos Parfum or Toilette?

    Have just (re)discovered the EDT and am wondering the same.

    Tam Dao was surprisingly different between EDT and EDP. Is it a similar thing here?
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    Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    It's just in the "fruity-sweet aquatic" genre - with Invictus being the most obvious comparison. This is fresher than Invictus tho, although I'm sure you don't need me to tell you that.
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    Re: Phtaloblue by Tauer

    Agree with this. Interesting man, great business model, cult status, but I'm not enamoured with his scents.
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    Re: The "Alpha male" 2.0 ?

    Indeed - yet apparently it's worthy of "trash" being suggested...

    ...the hatred is very real and very strange.
  40. Re: Loud, Fresh, ice, Brutal Projection, ........?

    Loud? Fresh? Ice? Brutal Projection?

    Sounds like the iceberg that sank the Titanic...
  41. Re: Locations And Their Influence On Your Wardrobe

    Interested to see where this goes.
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    Re: Sel Santal Clean Reserve - any thoughts?

    Cheers Brooks
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    Re: Sel Santal Clean Reserve - any thoughts?

    If anyone reading this knows a scent that actually delivers on what Sel Santal promises (I have a sample on the way anyway) - mainly a salty, simple to wear, fig/sandalwood type daily wear - I'd be...
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    Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    It has the same fruity-sweet note - think Invictus - but is definitely less sweet-woody in the base.

    It's a solid all-rounded in the AdG range - quite safe in that sense - but certainly has more...
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    Re: Sel Santal Clean Reserve - any thoughts?

    Blargh, so disappointing.

    Since posting I've looked up reviews and have read enough "dill pickle" comments to make me think it's just packed full of Javanol and other chemically smelling accords....
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    Sel Santal Clean Reserve - any thoughts?

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    Has anyone tried this?

    Notes of salt, fig, and sandalwood - it sounds basically perfect.

    However the only reviews I can find are mostly women on sephora and fragrantica, some of them...
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    Re: So Parfums Vintage just dropped more scents

    Welcome Ockin. Which clone company is the best in your opinion? Asking for a friend.
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    Re: The "Alpha male" 2.0 ?

    First post - by any chance is this "Alpha Male 2.0" linked to the similarly titled post that was made on fragrantica less than a fortnight ago?...
  49. Re: Nothing unisex about it: most unapologetically masculine fragrance?

    Haha yeah I was just joshing. Joop sneaking in to the 80's does make me laugh though - definitely undercuts the generally held image about the 80's as monolithically 'masculine'.
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    Re: What's Your Go-To "Dumb Reach" Fragrance?

    I'm on the hunt for this exact fragrance now. I feel I've wrapped up every other 'need'.

    The last one I had was Joop Homme. Acqua di Gio Essenza came close but it's just too strong and chemically....
  51. Re: Nothing unisex about it: most unapologetically masculine fragrance?

    I don't think so. I don't think female fragheads wearing and appreciating certain scents diminishes the 'masculine' qualities of something. Part of the appeal perhaps *is* the masculinity to certain...
  52. Re: Nothing unisex about it: most unapologetically masculine fragrance?

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    1989... :thumbsup:
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    Re: Masculinity in gender differences in perfumery

    There's definitely something to do with 'sexiness' and fragrance but putting that down to subjectivity reminds me of (probably) my favourite joke:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QereR0CViMY
  54. Re: Nothing unisex about it: most unapologetically masculine fragrance?

    Good one.

    I'd second Jovoy and add L'Art de la Guerre (there's a clue in the name tbf).

    And also add the original Gucci Pour Homme from the 70's, although the 2003 version is hard to imagine on...
  55. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    BdJ is Tom Ford's best amber fragrance...I'm going to keep repeating this opinion until people catch on, haha!
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    Re: Masculinity in gender differences in perfumery

    I'm definitely not confusing them, don't worry, I just don't believe they're exclusive from one another - which there is certainly more evidence for than the philosophical belief that gender is...
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    Re: Masculinity in gender differences in perfumery

    He's not the most...hmmm...how should I put it...analytical, perhaps, youtuber but he's my favourite. Largely because there's zero bullshit with him and we have similar tastes. I like his positivity...
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    Re: Newest Heeley - Zeste De Gingembre!

    Yes, annoyingly discontinued. As is Figuier. And they've renamed Bubblegum Chic to something else - possibly reformulated, too?
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    Re: Newest Heeley - Zeste De Gingembre!

    Very interested to hear how you get on with it Hednic. I imagine it will be great.
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    Re: Newest Heeley - Zeste De Gingembre!

    Ok. I was just thinking if there were any you were particularly interested in someone in Europe could order samples from Heeley and send them on to you - if you're unable to order samples directly...
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    Re: Newest Heeley - Zeste De Gingembre!

    The official website is great but as you're in the US they might not deliver from France. What were you interested in?
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    Re: Newest Heeley - Zeste De Gingembre!

    Eau Sacree is amazing but less wearable than Cardinal IMO due to the rose. Sel Marin is definitely seaweedy, it's not an easy wear, so highly unlikely you had a bad sample tbh. It's a wonderfully...
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    Poll: Re: Is Creed Aventus Still Worth it in 2020?

    Yeah, that's painful. 150 for 100ml is what it should be selling for now tbh, even factoring in inflation and accounting for losing 20ml. The US prices in particular seem scandalous.

    I wonder...
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    Re: Masculinity in gender differences in perfumery

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsnuPqs4ak4
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    Poll: Re: Is Creed Aventus Still Worth it in 2020?

    Tom Ford, departmet store websites, ebay.
    ...
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    Re: Newest Heeley - Zeste De Gingembre!

    I'd say practically the whole house is 'full bottle worthy'.

    They're also bringing out 100ml bottles of their previously only 50ml line - Phoenecia, Eau Sacree etc.

    One I really like, which is...
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    Re: Masculinity in gender differences in perfumery

    The idea that 'most' male fragrance adverts are heteronormative is exactly the reason why I think there needs to be a bit more substance rather than this thread becoming a vehicle for culture...
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    Re: Masculinity in gender differences in perfumery

    I'm not sure the Mr T ad is from the 80's - in fact I thought that at the time of posting, it looked more like nostalgia or even a non-official advert trying to parody the era than the real thing....
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    Re: Masculinity in gender differences in perfumery

    This is a very specific political and philosophical belief, a minority one at that I should add, that doesn't really add all that much to the thread or topic at hand tbh.

    As others have said, it...
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    I'd say listen to your heart on this one. It's telling you something.
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    Re: Masculinity in gender differences in perfumery

    I think that's a fundamental thing here - and your assumptions, sans supporting evidence, are just ideological. Which, fine, but I suppose there's only so far that kind of conversation that go.
    ...
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    Re: Masculinity in gender differences in perfumery

    Agree with that point. If we're getting reductive about sex and the psychological conception of gender then we're literally boiling it down to the phenotypical realm. That doesn't leave much outside...
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    Re: Masculinity in gender differences in perfumery

    I'd also say this is a really, really, REALLY interesting point.

    I don't know who or if we can say men alone invented perfume - I'd doubt it tbh but I'd also imagine that males as groundbreakers...
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    Re: Masculinity in gender differences in perfumery

    So I wasn't around in the 80s so I'm not sure I'm necessarily the best person to ask for a full scope of fragrances, particularly as it's not my preferred era of perfumery and in fact I tend to...
  75. Re: Upcoming Parfums de Marly release - Sutton (Fresh/Fruity)

    Would tend to agree the house isn't great. I think they do two things well - 'rounded' versions of existing designers, like Layton; and orientals that do a similar thing but with a much less 'basic'...
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    Re: Newest Heeley - Zeste De Gingembre!

    Sounds good. Expect it to be quality like all his work.
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    Re: The Ultimate 'Dark Blue' Thread

    Thanks for that but, honestly, I'm really just looking for suggestions.

    You're welcome to start your own thread for any other discussion.
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    Re: The Ultimate 'Dark Blue' Thread

    I'm not, thanks.
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    Re: The Ultimate 'Dark Blue' Thread

    As I said, this particular conversation has been had. I disagree and have made my views clear at length, you're free to think otherwise, but it doesn't add anything to this thread reiterating it at...
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    Re: The Ultimate 'Dark Blue' Thread

    I'd be interested in resurrecting this thread...



    ...but with the caveat that this is exactly what I'm looking for, not a debate. In my opinion, the debate about 'what' or 'why' a dark blue is...
  81. Re: Do you like or dislike fragrances based on criteria OTHER THAN SMELL(and performance)?

    Good point
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    Re: Phtaloblue by Tauer

    Almost certainly a deliberate decision to be 'searchable' online - it's not quite Jeremy Fragrance's approach to SEO, but I'd imagine it's a similar sort of thing.
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    Re: Phtaloblue by Tauer

    Definitely looks interesting enough to try but something tells me it will be underwhelming for the price - I hope I'm wrong.
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    Re: The Perfume of an Aesthete

    Office for Men.
  85. Re: Do you like or dislike fragrances based on criteria OTHER THAN SMELL(and performance)?

    I don't think this is entirely 'smell' but sometimes I can like the smell of something but dislike the feeling it gives me - basically, certain smells get cloying and sickening to me, even if they...
  86. Re: Dry warm weather incense scent like CdG Ouarzazate, Divine L'Homme Sage

    ACCD isn't a toned down version of Tauer's LADDM - it feels noticeably stronger and deeper to my nose, so bear that in mind if you do try it!

    I'd also provide a caveat to say Sahara Noir shouldn't...
  87. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    Definitely trust your nose - it is what it is.

    I'd say it's less to do with 'notes' per se and perhaps more to do with the fixatives used by Tom Ford. There's a slight drop in quality (and change...
  88. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    Possibly it's tripping the system somewhat as it's, effectively, the same scent?

    It's got the same name, from the same brand, in the same concentration. There's no categorical difference in the...
  89. Re: Blind Buy Disappointment: The Basenotes in Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta

    I found the opposite. I've had a few samples and bottles of Colonia Assoluta. The older it gets - i.e. an older bottle - the top notes are diminished and you're left with far too musk musk.
    ...
  90. Re: Blind Buy Disappointment: The Basenotes in Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta

    I would say the biggest failing with Acqua di Parma is how much musk they use.

    I found Colonia Assoluta and Intensa to be frustratingly musky - to the point of being offputting - in the base.

    I...
  91. Re: Tell us a fragrance you can't get how others love

    I would imagine for the same reason that people dislike gourmands - we don't want to wear every pleasing some; some smells are best kept away from the body.
  92. Re: Tell us a fragrance you can't get how others love

    No I don't think Rien Intense is all that churchy - although it does have some in it. It's 90% hippie shop incense (sort of similar to nag champa but more like the smell of different incenses and...
  93. Re: Tell us a fragrance you can't get how others love

    Interesting.

    I do absolutely get the smell of aniseed balls - those liquorice-tasting sweets (candy), so not your typical anise note. It's definitely in there, among with a host of other notes....
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    Re: Masculinity in gender differences in perfumery

    When I say sex I mean biological sex, not sexual intercourse. I would concur with your assessment, however - in my experience women have liked the smell of me so confident to say it does go both...
  95. Re: What time period do you consider "The Golden Age" of Fragrances?

    Now.

    Because everything counts.

    I think - prices aside - there's some really cool stuff coming out in the increasingly massive niche and artisan markets, whether that be the expensive natural...
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    Re: Masculinity in gender differences in perfumery

    Cheers! I'm not sure there's much more I can add than hasn't been said already however I'll just repost the topics I think are worth going in to in case anyone wants a jumping off point that avoids...
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    Re: Masculinity in gender differences in perfumery

    2 brief things though:

    1. Is it solely, definitively cultural that cheap dislikes vanilla, sweet, and powdery fragrances? Or is there something more inherent allied to and preceding the cultural? ...
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    Re: Masculinity in gender differences in perfumery

    I would say in fetishistic, ideological terms - yes. Culturally speaking, yes. Because in reality the 'real' world was becoming less macho - and so branding stepped in to the breach and sold these...
  99. Re: Tell us a fragrance you can't get how others love

    Agree with Brooks that it's unique, I just still don't really get it - perhaps because I don't like aniseed and it smells more like aniseed than anything else to me.

    Out of interest - do TFFME's...
  100. Re: Tell us a fragrance you can't get how others love

    Yeah, maybe. Honestly I get hippie shop incense with a slight coldness - the part that evokes 'church' - but then everyone's nose is different.
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