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    Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    My updated lists:

    Chanel:
    Eau de Cologne
    Bois des Iles
    Sycomore

    Guerlain:
    LIDG
    Vetiver
  2. Thread: Only one

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    Re: Only one

    Chanel Bois des Iles EDT
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    Re: Le Labo is trash...

    Got to agree with the general theme here. Got the full sample set and dislike the vast majority - they seem poorly constructed, either too much of everything or nothing at all. The only two I liked...
  4. Re: Cat owners: Does your cat try to attack you over certain fragrances?

    Mine generally doesn’t react but did the hilarious gagging thing they do once after sniffing Une Fleur de Cassie freshly sprayed on my wrist. My girlfriend hated it even more and ordered me to scrub...
  5. Re: Comme des Garcons + Monocle Scent Four: Yoyogi

    It’s certainly not sickly sweet, more the herbal sweetness that you get from absinthe. I also detect a very slight “mall scent” freshness in the top which again is odd for a CdG. It’s not unpleasant...
  6. Re: You Tubers Peter/Fragranceview & Oswald/MrOz Brand Announcements. Videos Inside .

    My issue with it, and with most niche houses where they make the scents themselves, is that I would imagine it is very difficult to become a skilled perfumer as even those with years of formal...
  7. Re: Comme des Garcons + Monocle Scent Four: Yoyogi

    Very true actually, I was thinking of Sugi because it’s easily my favourite! Hinoki and Laurel have very reasonable performance. Yoyogi seems to be more on the Sugi side performance-wise.
  8. Re: Comme des Garcons + Monocle Scent Four: Yoyogi

    Picked up a bottle at Dover Street Market today. I’m not sure about this one - feel slightly underwhelmed from my first wearing. I get wormwood as the dominant note. It’s definitely green, but also...
  9. Re: Are there any fragrances in which ginger plays an important role?

    Hermes Rose Ikebana
    Masque Milano Hemingway
    Dior Homme Sport (previous formula)
    Gucci Envy (discontinued)
    Hermes Twilly
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    Re: Looking back....

    Can’t remember my first “splurge” perfume. Looking back, I wish I’d bought Sycomore EDT when I had the chance. And given how much I love it, I wish I’d discovered Bois des Iles EDT sooner, especially...
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    Re: Versatile summer/spring niche fragrances

    Assuming you are a man and prefer “masculine” scents, and limiting to the brands listed:

    FM Vetiver Extraordinaire
    FM Bigarade Concentree
    Amouage Dia Man
    Amouage Silver Man
    Amouage Ciel Man...
  12. Thread: Orto Parisi?

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    Re: Orto Parisi?

    Tried the line in store and didn’t like any of them, but then I also don’t like any Nasomatto other than Hindu Grass so I’m probably not in the target market. Too heavy handed and overbearing for my...
  13. Poll: Re: Masculinity of VUI - Prada L'Homme Intense - Spicebomb Extreme etc. For Clean Looking Mid 20s

    Of those three I like Spicebomb Extreme the best, followed by VUI then the Prada. They’re all good but not great in my opinion. Spicebomb is the most “masculine” of the three, if you’re worried about...
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    Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

    Bois des Iles
    Sycomore
    LIDG PH EDT
    CdG 2 Man
    Dior Homme
  15. Re: HELP: Fragrance-Personality Matching Challenge

    Some great responses already! From those mentioned, I’d especially recommend:

    CdG 2 Man - Make sure you give this one a couple of full wearings at least before making up your mind - initially I...
  16. Re: Best modern Niche/Prive interpretation of 70s/80s powerhouse genre

    Don’t know if it counts given it’s a reissue, but Guerlain Derby fits the bill.

    Agree on Bel Ami Vetiver, that’s a good one. Maybe Amouage Gold Man? Not exactly modern (1998), but not 70s/80s...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II ?

    Add me to the list of “it's OK but nothing special”. Blind bought it around 5 years ago and have used it 5-6 times since. I get poor performance and as others have said I find there is something...
  18. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    If you can find Bois des Iles EDT, it’s the holy grail sandalwood for me. The EDP is more floral and creamier to my nose - still very good but not quite “right”, and slightly more feminine and for...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Myrrhe Eglantine from a travel atomiser. Beautiful rose scent!
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    Re: Dark-ish/Gourmand-ish Fig Fragrances

    One or more of the Serge Lutens dried fruit, spices + woods scents might fit the bill. Arabie would be a good place to start.
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    Re: What perfume lifts your spirits?

    Agree, aldehydes are very uplifting for me. Bois des Iles EDT is my go-to mood lifter. It helps that it’s a total masterpiece, but it also has something about it that never fails to lift my spirits.
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    Re: Are We Too Hard on Fragrance YouTubers?

    I like to watch reviews for the same reason I like to read Basenotes and Fragrantica. I find it very odd that Mr. Envy and others ridicule the idea of listening to others’ views on fragrances while...
  23. Re: Thoughts on MFK Amyris Homme.... worth owning?

    In the same wheelhouse scent and quality-wise and much cheaper. I’m not a fan of either, but go for the Chanel if they work for you.
  24. Re: Versace Eros VS Eau de baux for casual everyday

    Yep very sound, you’ll be fighting off the girls in your lectures in no time :rolleyesold:
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    Re: " The Combination" Fragrance & Bottle

    +1 for the Dior Homme line, probably my favourite. The sprayer is amazing too.

    I like the Fahrenheit Absolute bottle, really fits the scent well (dark, gothic).

    The Chanel Exclusifs have an...
  26. Re: Thoughts on MFK Amyris Homme.... worth owning?

    Nope
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    Re: Your top 10 of this decade (2010 - 2019)

    Masculines/Unisex only:

    Dior Leather Oud
    Dior Mitzah
    Dior Cuir Cannage
    Hermes Santal Massoia
    Comme des Garçons Black
    Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady
    Masque Milano Hemingway
    Chanel 1957
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    Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    Sycomore EDT
    Vetiver Tonka full bottle (have a 15ml)
    1957
    Ambre Narguile full bottle (have a sample)
    Hemingway Masque Milano
    Various classic Guerlains
    CdG 2 Man replacement bottle
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    Re: My wife hates Baccarat Rouge 540 :(

    I don’t smell much of anything from BR540. A sales associate drenched two cards, one with the Extrait and one with the EDP and after sticking my nose right into them all I got was a slight vague...
  30. Re: Throw A Unique Fragrance A Basenoter’s Way! (We all want a new WOW.)

    Wow, I’d never heard of this one and your description plus a quick browse of Fragrantica have me intrigued. The thread has worked for me, at least!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th September, 2019

    Guerlain Vetiver
  32. Re: Throw A Unique Fragrance A Basenoter’s Way! (We all want a new WOW.)

    Ooooh sorry I need one more - Hemingway by Masque Milano. High quality vetiver dominant scent, supported by a prominent rhubarb note and ginger and boozy undertones. More of a “new take” than a...
  33. Re: Throw A Unique Fragrance A Basenoter’s Way! (We all want a new WOW.)

    Eau de Mandarine Ambree is an underrated citrus scent imo. It’s sweet but not cloying, with a realistic mandarin note with tropical fruit nuances and a pleasant ambery drydown. Great for the summer....
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    Re: Your favorite Christian Dior niche fragrance ?

    Eau Noire and Ambre Nuit for me
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    Re: Latest Frederic Malle - Rose & Cuir!

    Agree, I don’t understand this one. The opening promises so much then the mid and dry down are thin and unsatisfying. I find it quite soulless, maybe intentionally so? Certainly not a “pretty” or...
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    Re: Latest Frederic Malle - Rose & Cuir!

    I see - it certainly makes more sense in the context of his work for Frederic Malle only.
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    Re: Latest Frederic Malle - Rose & Cuir!

    Maybe for a while, but certainly not his first. Unless they mean his previous feminine offerings are not really “feminine”? But then from a couple of wearings from my sample I don’t find Rose & Cuir...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Bigarade Concentree for me today, a recent pick up. Getting as much use out of it as I can now that Summer is winding down, and loving it so far!
  39. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Vetiver Tonka - going through a travel spray, still on the fence but leaning towards buying a full bottle
  40. Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Smelled Rose & Cuir in London today, and I’m mostly left cold by it. It starts with a lot of mentholated geranium, somewhat similar to Geranium pour Monsieur, and some tart/sour fruitiness. At this...
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    Re: 2019 Fall Fragrances You Plan To Wear/Obtain?

    Plan to buy:
    Vetiver Tonka
    Ambre Narguile

    Plan to rebuy:
    CdG 2 Man

    May buy, but will probably wait till winter/next year:
    Masque Milano Hemingway
    Chanel No. 18 EDP
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    Re: Latest Chanel - Paris Riviera!

    It’s quite widely available here in London - I’ve seen it in several department stores and (of course) in Chanel boutiques. As previously commented, it’s by far the “prettiest” and most feminine of...
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    Re: Hermès reputation in the fragrance-world.

    You’re joking right? I agree Hermes’ masculine offerings haven’t set the world alight since 2009, but (a) noone’s have, (b) they’ve only released Voyage as a stand-alone, which is a decent scent, and...
  44. Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    Agree re CdG - Monocle Sugi has this vibe, as do all of the Blue range. 2 EdP would be another possibility, if you’re willing to wear florals. Some others: French Lover, Angelique Sous La Pluie, and...
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche

    I dunno, I’m always sceptical of fake/“turned” claims for samples - why would anyone fake a sample, and perfume really has to be severely mistreated to “turn” (at least something modern and mostly...
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    Re: Must try 'clean' niche fragrances?

    The Prada Infusions are great for this even though they’re not niche. Check out Iris, Iris Cedre and Oeillet in particular. I agree with the various recommendations for Ciel Man and would add Silver...
  47. Re: Creed Millésime Impérial discontinued (& possibly many other perfumes) - EU regulation at its fi

    Must be all that natural ambergris they cram in :rolleyesold:
  48. Re: Fragrances similar to Le Labo Rose 31 (pre-reformulation 2015)

    CdG White has a similar spiced rose accord, but with more going on around it (dry cinnamon, syrupy pomegranate molasses).

    CdG “original” EDP is likely also similar given that White is essentially...
  49. Re: Ambre Narguile & Eau de Mandarine Ambree - Same Drydown?

    Just to clarify - I mean the base of both fragrances. I agree the openings are very different!
  50. Re: Similar to Hemes concentrate d'orange vert with better performance

    Bigarade Concentree
  51. Ambre Narguile & Eau de Mandarine Ambree - Same Drydown?

    As the title says - anyone with experience of both fragrances able to chime in on this? I recently picked up a sample of Ambre Narguile with a purchase and wore it properly for the first time this...
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    Re: Male Fragrances You Would Rate 10/10?

    Dior Homme
    Chanel Sycomore
    CdG 2 Man
  53. Re: Which one scent you own do you give max sprays

    Hermessence Santal Massoia, around 8 sprays needed for 3-4 hours’ duration, sadly.
  54. Re: Woody Incense - anything better than Gucci Pour Homme 1?

    Fahrenheit Absolute might also be worth a shot.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

    Chypre Palatin by MDCI
  56. Re: Woody Incense - anything better than Gucci Pour Homme 1?

    DSquared Potion has a similar vibe in the base, but with a strong cinnamon note. CdG White and CdG EDP are also worth a try - both are richer sweeter and spicier than 2Man (the EDP especially; White...
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    Re: Your Favorite Fragrance For A First Date.

    I’d probably just wear one of my favourites, so Bois des Iles EDT, Sycomore EDP, 2Man, LIDG EDT or Dior Homme EDT.
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    Re: Chanel feminines enjoyed by us guys

    Totally agree on all counts. We tend to have very similar tastes I’ve noticed! I’ve tried the Eaux in store and liked them all and especially Deauville, but I’d like to pick up samples at some point.
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    Re: Chanel feminines enjoyed by us guys

    +1 for Bois des Iles, my favourite fragrance in my “journey” so far. I like a lot of the Exclusifs marketed as feminines - 31 Rue Cambon is my favourite, I also like La Pausa EDP, No 18, 1957 and I’m...
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    Re: Can people be grouped into taste categories?

    I think to some extent, yes. We all like to think we’re special and different but in reality I’m sure a well-written algorithm could tell me with reasonable accuracy what I’d like based on what...
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    Re: Autumn Selections 2019

    CdG 2 Man... my bottle got stolen along with my work bag though so I will have to replace it ☹️
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    Re: One choice for...Vol III

    - Alone at a Café, enjoying a drink (early autumn) - CdG Kyoto
    - New York, 1983 (any season). - Guerlain Vetiver
    - Reunion with friends that you haven´t seen since 15 or 20 years ago (any season)....
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Oh and Vetiver Tonka for me today. Keep going back and forth on this one - have the 15ml travel spray, can’t decide if I like it enough to buy the 100ml. Have the same dilemma with a few of the...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Same for me, it’s in my top 5 now
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Chanel Sycomore EDP - on a vetiver kick at the moment and this might just be my favourite one
  66. Re: top 5 most BEAUTIFUL perfumes you have smelled

    Can only think of 4 for now:

    Bois des Iles
    31 Rue Cambon
    Apres l’Ondee
    Dior Homme
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    Re: Where can I check Perry Ellis batch codes?

    Deleted - unnecessary post.
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    Totally agree actually; I was thinking more of their Exclusifs range and back catalogue, which are excellent. Apologies for the derail though!
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    I’m kind of baffled by the people saying Chanel - if there’s really nothing you like from Chanel I’d have to question whether you really appreciate/understand perfumery.
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    All clone houses and 80+% of niche houses (specifically the bullshit-heavy high price ones and the ones targeting the Middle East (not my style and usually brash synthetic sweet oudy)). Designer...
  71. Re: Suggestions for sandalwood fragrance for summer

    I get a nice sandalwood in the drydown of LIDG PH (EDT) and think it’s great in the summer. Santal Massoia is also a good choice (figgy, airy sandalwood).

    Edit - agree with Darjeeling above re...
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    Re: I'm stuck in men's fragrance purgatory

    Dior Homme
    LIDG PH EDT
    CdG 2 Man
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    Re: Your Favorite CdG

    2Man is a work of art and the only one I couldn’t be without.

    Wonderwood is a fine woody scent which I find myself reaching for often, although I find the woody notes a bit thin.

    Sugi is an...
  74. Re: Bleu de Chanel Parfum: Now that you've lived with it a few months, how does it rank?

    I was gifted this by my other half, who hates perfumes and would like me to wear something “simple and manly”. I’d never tried it but didn’t have high hopes. Unfortunately it smells just as she would...
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    Re: Your top 3 from each of the exclusive lines

    Chanel:
    1. Bois des Iles
    2. 31 Rue Cambon
    3. Sycomore

    Guerlain:
    1. Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
    2. Bois d'Armenie
    3. Derby
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Current list:

    1. Bois des Iles EDT
    2. Dior Homme EDT
    3. Comme des Garcons 2 Man
    4. HdP 1740
    5. This one is really tough... HdP 1725 might just get the nod but could also be Dior Homme Cologne,...
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    Re: What is your favorite designer atm?

    If the weather stays this warm (UK), Hermes Eau de Mandarine Ambree will stay in heavy rotation - this one really exceeded my expectations.
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    Re: What is your favorite designer atm?

    Damn, you've just reminded me Habit Rouge EDP has been on my buy list for way too long... might be time to spring for it soon.....
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    Re: What is your favorite designer atm?

    My all-time favourite is Dior Homme EDT.

    As for what I'm wearing a lot of currently... Cartier L'Envol EDP and Guerlain L'Instant Pour Homme EDT.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Parfum Available Now!!!

    Looks like you've both forgotten how to spell - the correct spelling is clearly "Egoiste" :grin:

    Seriously though, you've actually tried pretty much all the designer Chanels except the good ones -...
  81. Re: So Creed doesn't really have an official site of its own yet?

    Sergio Giorgini?
  82. Re: Recommend Me A Heavy Cedar Dominated Scent With Good Longevity & On The Cheapish Side.

    Lalique White or CdG 2 Man
  83. Re: Any mainstream easily available powerhouse fragrances around?

    Eau Sauvage EDT has terrible performance on me...

    Dior Sauvage EDT on the other hand is definitely a bomb.

    +1 to all the Dior Parfums.

    YSL Kouros used to be beastly, and it probably still...
  84. Re: Suggsetions for leafy and green - maybe with flowers and stems

    +1 to all the Hermes Jardins, except de Monsieur Li which isn't as good as the others imo.

    +1 to Corsica Furiosa, and Comme des Garcons/Hussein Chayalan Airborne for a similar sort of vibe.

    MFK...
  85. Re: If you were about to go on vacation and could only bring ONE bottle...

    Whenever I'm going somewhere hot I take Dior Homme Cologne with me.

    For slightly cooler temperatures (but still warm), Guerlain L'Instant Pour Homme EDT, Cartier L'Envol EDP, Chanel Bois des Iles...
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    Re: Pure Tonka Opinions

    It's incredibly sweet. I'd like it a lot better if the sweetness was dialled back and the lavender, licorice-y and/or nutty notes were more prominent.
  87. Re: Concept: Pick 5 Niche Fragrances for a Beginner as an introduction set

    I'd go with:

    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Chanel Bois des Iles EDT
    Comme des Garcons Black
    Histoires des Parfums 1740
    Serge Lutens Chergui
  88. Re: What is the oldest bottle in your collection and how is it holding up?

    Lancome Miracle Homme from the late 1990s or early 2000s. It was one of the first bottles I bought and at the time I wasn't into fragrance as a 'hobby'. It has been left out in bright sunshine and...
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    Re: Alexandria Fragrances

    +1.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Hermes Mandarine Ambree - bought this one blind to wear in warmer weather. Loving it today with the great weather we're having in the UK! A few hours in and still smells juicy and fruity.
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    Re: Flannel Shirt Fragrances

    Warm weather: Dior Homme Cologne

    Cool weather: L'Instant de Guerlain PH EDT
  92. Re: What Designer Fragrances Am I Missing In My Wardrobe?

    +1 to CDG, and 2 Man and Wonderwood in particular.

    I'd also recommend the following:

    A*Men
    Dior Homme Cologne
    L'Instant de Guerlain PH EDP
    YSL Rive Gauche PH
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    Re: Best dry woody fragrance under $100?

    Wonderwood is the obvious suggestion, but I assume you're familiar with it?

    Encre Noire is another obvious one to check out.

    Pharrell Williams/CDG Girl can be picked up for dirt cheap now and...
  94. Re: Seeking a scent of opposites that works: bright and energizing yet warm and comforting

    Plenty of old school masculines, particularly chypres, and barbershop-style scents would fit the bill I think, but I'm not a big fan of either genre personally. If you're looking for something...
  95. Re: NEW: Histoires De Parfums - Irrévérent, Outrecuidant & Prolixe!

    I'm also looking forward to hearing people's views on these. For those in Europe (and possibly elsewhere?), you can order a set of generous samples of these from the HdP website for €20. I'd go for...
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau - worth a purchase?

    Nope
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    Re: Amber Pour Homme.

    As a counterpoint to those above, I do find it gets a bit cloying in the base. But as hednic says, your mileage may vary!
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    Re: My wife says I reek of BO

    +1 to the many people saying we all make different associations from scents. I'd guess a lot of it comes down to what we are exposed to when young, food we enjoy, pastimes we enjoy etc (although that...
  99. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    NettyYetty: Eau Sauvage EDT as an everyday scent, Royal Oud for dressed up.

    Mikez93: Guerlain L'Instant EDT, Heeley Menthe Fraiche or Note de Yuzu.

    Khayri: Chanel Coromandel or Dior Homme...
  100. Re: Do people actually wear/enjoy Polo Red Intense?

    My friend used to only wear Polo Red Intense and now only wears Sauvage. I much preferred his Polo Red Intense phase...
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