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  1. Re: Chanel Coromandel- Anyone else find its a bit too feminine?

    Fem for sure.
  2. Re: Fragrancenet : trusted site? Maybe not... [SOLVED]

    So much sympathy for a retail outlet is suspect if you ask me. Why is it so important on this forum to convince people to keep shopping with a discounter that has had NUMEROUS complaints in the past...
  3. Re: NEW: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo

    I got my nose on this today. At the moment I have been loving Essenza and Eau De Nuit.

    This one didn't do anything for me. On my skin it came across as sweet. No smoke or incense at all. It does...
  4. Re: Dior Boutique at the Palazzo just sent me a grey market DHI

    Agreed.
  5. Re: Fragrancenet : trusted site? Maybe not...

    I have been saying it for years but the retailers on this site keeping giving me the finger for it :)
  6. Re: NEW: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo

    All bottles say made in France. From what I learned that means the actual "Scent/Formula" is made in France but the USA gets their bottles from a production plant in the USA ( NYC). I was told it has...
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    Re: Perfumania is now selling ouds

    I have been into roughly two or three Perfume Manias and I couldn't buy into the fact that the items were authentic. Call me paranoid but something just didn't look right with the bottles and the...
  8. Re: NEW: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo

    Totally different opinions on performance with this one. I assume it has to do with buying in America Vs France. My ADG Essenza purchased in Mexico was noticeably stronger than the one I purchased...
  9. Re: So, what is the best Tom Ford Private Blend in your opinion?

    Tuscan Leather is the only one I would consider repurchasing. Tobacco Vanille is great but it reminds me too much of vanilla extract that you get at a supermarket to warrant the large price tag.

    ...
  10. Re: The evolution of my opinion and behaviour regarding scent at the gym

    +1

    I always wore scents to the gym. One of the greatest pleasures of wearing a fragrance to me is enjoying the projection when I sweat.

    I've been on treadmills in the morning when I could...
  11. Re: Do you drop poor performers from your rotation/lineup?

    Owning fragrances that you love but are poor performers is about as exciting as wearing a condom with a girlfriend.

    5 hours min or I don't buy/gets dumped/used as air freshener.
  12. Re: Best reasonably price Eau de Parfum (EdP)

    ADG Essenza
  13. Re: What would you consider a similar, but step up, fragrance from Armani Code?

    I enjoy code very much but the performance issues kill it for me. To my nose it reminds me of a classic 70's green herbal frag. I have never tried Bogart Signature but from reading the description...
  14. Re: Which one would you choose ? Montale Dark Aoud or Tom Ford Oud Wood ?

    Vintage DA is AMAZING.
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    Re: NEW 2015 Boucheron Quatre Pour Homme

    I got depressed reading about this new release.
  16. Re: MDCI Invasion Barbare failed me BIG TIME!

    Too "Dandy" for my taste. Good for an interior decorator not a businessman.
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    Re: Do you like Lapidus pour Homme?

    Awful longevity and sillage. Don't be fooled by the glowing reviews on here and fragrantica. Smell is decent for a cheapie.
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    Re: Lets talk about Cafe Rose

    I am still not convinced that I should buy Cafe Rose or Noir De Noir. I want to buy one but I think I might be getting into something a little too unisex for my taste. Both lean feminine in some way...
  19. Re: Would you ask this guy what fragrance he's wearing?

    I have photographed people like that before in Tijuana. I would simply ask him what he was wearing.
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    Re: sad sad day

    I tend to pack fragrances wrapped in bubble wrap with no box. This way they can tell it is some form of liquid but they can't tell what. The bubble wrap hides any labels that would stick out. Someone...
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    Re: once you go niche you never go back!

    Wow that is awful. My experience is most of the new juice can't sit around for too long. The quality just isn't there. What are you trying to age chemicals ? It doesn't make sense.

    I give my...
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    Re: once you go niche you never go back!

    As in juice turning on you ? Please Explain.

    Thanks
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    Re: once you go niche you never go back!

    I wish designers would get better. I am tired of paying $300 for a bottle of cologne.

    Lots of losers in the niche genre as well. I could easily say I find nothing in the lower tier niche game...
  24. Re: Tester way more potent than retail juice

    I totally agree with this. It happened to me once at LuckyScent. I don't expect anybody to throw out tester bottles just because of a reformulation. Especially when it is better than the current...
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    Re: Jovan Private Label / Blind Buy ?

    Unfortunately I don't know it. It sounds Encre Noir'ish to me. Whatever it may be the ingredients of JPL just scream out to me.


    Thanks Hednic...imagine trying to move your collection across...
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    Re: Jovan Private Label / Blind Buy ?

    I don't have time to go downtown. I am moving to San Diego in roughly 8 days....lots to do.
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    Re: Jovan Private Label / Blind Buy ?

    Yes JOVOY. My spell checker sent me for a loop. Thanks
  28. Re: Tester way more potent than retail juice

    Can you provide a link ?
  29. Re: Tester way more potent than retail juice

    This is a good idea. There are a few websites where you can verify batch codes for packaging dates.
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    Jovan Private Label / Blind Buy ?

    Just curious if this is similar to a Yatagan without the celery note or a Mazzolari Mazzolari (Homme) with better performance ?

    Both the reviews and description of this juice seems like a good...
  31. Re: Tom Ford Private Blends -- Sticker on Bottom

    I just checked my bottles and they all have stickers. Mine were purchased at Saks.
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    Re: Packing scents for a trip

    I take one or two 100ml with me wherever I go. I will be moving in less than two weeks and have two packed in my checked luggage and 3 in my carry-on. That along with all my valuables in one...
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    Re: A masculine yet non-hipster Patchouli

    Good One. I owned this and will re purchase it in a few months.
  34. Re: Buying Tom Ford Private Blend on EBay WITHOUT BOX

    No DON'T BUY on Ebay to save a measly $50. Buy the real thing from a reputable department store and ask for samples to make up for the $50 you would have saved. Ebay is never a great idea. It is a...
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    Poll: Re: The only Tom Ford's you would buy

    I am against the 250ml decanter bottles. Horrible investment if you ask me. I like my fragrances sealed air tight right after they are made.

    Tuscan Leather has excellent longevity and wafts for...
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    Re: cologne for the Caribbean

    Been to Negril 4 times :) YES the bugs are out of control but that didn't stop me from smelling nice.

    Maybe try Acqua Di Gio ESSENZA. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino or Patchouli Intense by Parfums...
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    Poll: Re: The only Tom Ford's you would buy

    Sahara Noir
    Tuscan Leather
    Tobacco Vanille
    Cafe Rose
    Patchouli Absolute
    Tobacco Oud
    Neroli Portofino

    If money was an issue then Sahara Noir , Tuscan Leather , Tobacco Vanille would be...
  38. Re: NEW: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo

    As a constant complainer on this board I am happy to say YES to trying this. I have been very pleased with Essenza.
  39. Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EdT vs Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EdP

    Had horrible performance with both of them but I did enjoy the EDP for roughly 20 minutes.
  40. Re: Anyone tried the Amouage Library Collection?

    Opus V1 is brilliant if you can find the pre reformulation.
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    Re: Surrati Fragrances

    May I ask where you purchased this ?
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    Re: Cologne with strongest sillage ?

    lol
  43. Re: Bought my first Aventus on a whim today

    I would love to buy Aventus but there is a 48 page thread dedicated to batch variations. How much stress do you want to add to your life ? :)
  44. Re: Has Silver Scent been reformulated? :(

    Not one Bogart I have tried has been a performance beast.....NOT ONE.

    Bogart is one of the most overhyped houses on this site.
  45. Re: Is Eau de Shalimar as unisex as regular Shalimar?

    I never thought Shalimar was unisex in the first place.
  46. Re: What's your favourite version of Jicky?

    Pure Parfum. Even then performance is lacking. Move on to something else IMO.
  47. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    I think it is a silly thread but if people get off on it who am I to complain.
  48. Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino - something similar ??

    +1. All these recommendations for something less than is ridiculous. Same thing about Tuscan Leather. If you like the fragrance GET IT. Nothing else will suffice in the long run.
  49. Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille vs Patchouli Absolu

    Two totally different directions. If you have never owned a TF get TV for starters. PA is a nice scent that I plan on buying but it isn't ground breaking. It follows in the same vein as the old...
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    Re: Tobacco Oud by Tom Ford - a take

    Well then it is settled I will purchase a bottle when I do my TF Binge in a few months.

    It must project like a monster in the SoCal heat. I don't know if San Diego will be ready for this...
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    Re: Tobacco Oud by Tom Ford - a take

    Today was maybe my third time sampling this fragrance. However I didn't like it until today...until roughly 4 hours into the dry down. At first it reminds of the ash note in tuscan leather with a...
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    Re: When is too much, too much?

    I don't do that anymore :bath:

    I buy 2/3 super high end bottles use those then go on from there when I finish what I have. This works out better for me since I wear a high quality fragrance and...
  53. Re: Guerlain Vetiver Vs. Frederic Malle Vetiver Ext.

    It is as easy as going to www.google.com and typing in the search engine " Guerlain Vetiver Frosted Bottle" The bottle is the 4th one in from the left in the "images" section.

    Even then it was...
  54. Re: Grooming products that smell similar to popular fragrances

    Speed Stick Musk Deodorant goes with everything. Too bad the fragrance content isn't higher like the old days.

    If I wear a green fragrance I use BRUT Deodorant purchased in Mexico because their...
  55. Re: Guerlain Vetiver Vs. Frederic Malle Vetiver Ext.

    How are current batches of VE ? What kind of performance should I expect ?

    When I tried it maybe 3 years ago it seemed like it might not last.
  56. Re: Guerlain Vetiver Vs. Frederic Malle Vetiver Ext.

    +1

    The current has very little to do with classic GV.....just a whisp of that old time teaching...nothing more.
  57. Re: What else do you collect apart from perfumes?

    Do you own a carpincho (mountain rat) jacket from Argentina ? I paid $300 for one in Buenos Aires !:shocked:
  58. Re: What else do you collect apart from perfumes?

    Carhartt/Dickies "Workwear" Clothing

    Cigars

    Expensive Tequila

    Sunglasses

    Tactical Gear
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    Re: Acqua di Parma

    Colonia is/was the big winner for them but we all know that it doesn't last long. I don't appreciate the chemical residue either...that goes from any of their offerings. The oud frag they have seemed...
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    Re: Tom Ford vs Frederic Malle

    Hard to do in this day and age but I'd be pressed to call CREED the lesser of two evils. Too many performance issues for $300 + bottles of cologne....GET REAL MAN. If anything honorable mention for...
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    Re: Tom Ford vs Frederic Malle

    Why ? How can a fragrance line that cannot guarantee the quality control from bottle to bottle be amazing ?
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum... REFORMULATED!

    My Pleasure.
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    Re: Tom Ford vs Frederic Malle

    The Lord And Savior TTTTTom FFFFord.

    TF has some crappy scents (performance wise) but they also have some top of the line winners.

    Creed can't do it Amouage blew it and I've never gotten...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum... REFORMULATED!

    I owned a bottle of this when it first came out so I had to smell the new reform.

    The opening seems a little rough around the edges compared to the smooth citrus/bergamont opening of the original...
  65. Re: Chinese characters on Amouage Epic Man box translation

    " Made In China " ? :2vrolijk_08:
  66. Re: Thoughts on Tom Ford Oud Wood and YSL M7 Oud Absolu

    Oud Wood is nice but has piss poor performance. If not it would be a great masculine.
  67. Re: What's worth checking out from the Bogart house?

    None so far. I have tried at least 4.
  68. Re: les Exclusifs suggestions for a "Chanel man"

    The Esclusifs line was a great idea but the quality just isn't there minus maybe Coromandel and Sycamore. I have read several reviews mentioning newer bottles are not the same strength as older...
  69. Re: Lapidus Pour Homme Gold Exteme for 2015

    Will it have better lasting power and projection than the other one people were overhyping ?
  70. Re: Is this paranoia or are my suspicions legitimate?

    I tried Aventus yesterday for the first time (from the Creed Boutique in NYC). It was rather loud for the first hour or so then it died down considerably to a skin scent. I am sure it wakes up a...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Huge TF fan here but not the least bit excited about this one. " Fruity " is a huge turn off to me.
  72. Re: 2015 What Fragrances Have Already Been Ruined Due To Reformulations ?

    Congratulations. You received an older bottle.

    Sweet Deal !
  73. 2015 What Fragrances Have Already Been Ruined Due To Reformulations ?

    I am not sure if there is a thread similar to this ...... I apologize if this is redundant.

    Can we use this thread to start listing fragrances that were purchased last year but have been...
  74. Re: Your favorite of your most/least expensive scents (pick one of each)

    Most : Amouage Opus V1 - $355

    Least: Acqua d Gio Essenza - $110
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman question

    Do not buy this fragrance. You will be disappointed in the performance.

    Unfortunately there is no substitute for GG at the moment. However there are some ok patchouli fragrances out there. I...
  76. Re: New York Intense vs. Creed Bois d Portugal

    Thanks Jack. I always appreciate reading your reviews.
  77. New York Intense vs. Creed Bois d Portugal

    I have not yet had the pleasure of sampling NY Intense although I have tried BdP. I liked BdP very much except for the dry down. I thought it was too wimpy/soft compared to the opening.

    I liked...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille bad batch?

    Where did you purchase your bottle ?
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille bad batch?

    I'm sorry but I never said it didn't have any longevity or projection only that it wasn't nuclear. This is what a decent cologne smelled like during the 80's.
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    Re: What is you favorite Amouge and why?

    Opus V1 is THE ONE for me. I could easily fall in love with Epic if it wasn't reformulated.
  81. Re: What were niche prices like in the 1970s/1980s?

    I remember paying $80 for an amazing fragrance.
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    Re: Best, heaviest oriental (No Oud) ?

    Sahara Noir is better than LADDM IMO.
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille bad batch?

    It is NOT a beast but it has decent performance. Projection is just average to be honest after the first two hours. It's still there though and noticeable just not as loud.

    These tall tales of...
  84. Re: Which fragrance in your collection has most longevity ?

    My friend and I had totally different experiences with this one BOTH a dud after 45 minutes. I have heard the same from other people. This is one that should not depend on hype but on actual...
  85. Re: Which fragrance in your collection has most longevity ?

    Knize 10 Golden Edition
  86. Re: Which fragrance in your collection has most longevity ?

    I find some of the Tom Ford Private Blends to perform well.

    I own :

    Tuscan Leather
    Tobacco Vanille
    Sahara Noir

    Although unlike other members I'd be pressed to say that they are...
  87. Re: Antaeus Chanel or Eau Sauvage Parfum Dior.

    Two totally different fragrances. If performance is an issue for you the ESP will last longer and project much longer than the current Antaeus which IMO is a joke both in smell and performance.
  88. Re: Givenchy Gentleman EDT, modern version

    I did a little research on Nobile P and it seems people have longevity issues with it. SMN to my memory smelled like raw patchouli which I just don't go for. I can see what you mean about the TF...
  89. Re: Givenchy Gentleman EDT, modern version

    How would you compare this to Tom Ford Patchouli Absolute ? I have added it to my list of samples.

    Thanks
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    Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino, discuss

    I will own this eventually.

    I also plan on getting the scented moisturizer from TF. I am surprised no one has mentioned this already. It is a light fragrance but there are accompanying products...
  91. Re: Givenchy Gentleman EDT, modern version

    Current formulation is horrible. Opens up like the vintage for maybe 2 minutes then falls down and never get backs up. So weak it is pitiful.

    If you want an OK patchouli fragrance go for Tom Ford...
  92. Re: Neroli Portofino OR Mandarino Di Amalfi

    NP is on my short list of frags to buy. It's NICE.

    I retested it yesterday and it isn't as fleeting as I thought. The white floral note lingers for a while on my skin. I'd say to expect 6 hours...
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    Re: polo green vintage?

    It isn't nuclear. It was a well made fragrance like most juices from that era. The bar is set too low these days :)
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    Re: TV problems..

    TV isn't beastly at all. I am wearing it right now for several weeks. It is a decent strength fragrance. The way it should be IMO.

    I hate when people scream BEAST when it doesn't apply. It can be...
  95. Re: Tom Ford Noir d Noir vs Tom Ford Cafe Rose

    I have not. What are the differences between the 3 ?

    By the way THANK YOU for all these responses.

    Happy New Year
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    Re: Frank no. 2 LA - Missing the boat ?

    Not the least bit similar to either vintage or current Z14. Two totally different fragrances.
  97. Tom Ford Noir d Noir vs Tom Ford Cafe Rose

    My first time sniffing Cafe Rose was today. I find the opening to be very feminine but the dry down was more masculine than Noir de Noir. I attribute it to the spices vs the creamy vanilla in N d N....
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    Re: Montale

    Dark Aoud is GODLIKE. I am so sorry I never was able to purchase a higher concentration of it from Montale.
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    Re: Frank no. 2 LA - Missing the boat ?

    Not Worth It. You can do better than this.
  100. Re: Ego´ste - new cap and apparently reformulated

    I tried the new platinum the other day. I thought it was an improvement on the most recent batches since 2013 which were super weak IMO. What is missing from the new batch IMO is the metallic note...
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