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    Re: Under the Radar Animalic Gems

    I 2nd the MFK, my favourite fragrance at the moment. I don't understand how so ugly can be so beautiful. Almost not safe for work.
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    Re: New from Björn Borg: Heritage

    I laughed when I saw those sweatband stripes! I appreciate the humor, but I doubt I will give it a sniff.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 28th November 2011

    Gendarme V
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    Re: Burning match smell

    I've only found one single fragrance even coming close to the smell of a struck match: Tom Ford Bois Rouge. The first time I smelled it's top notes, the association went straight to the sulphur in...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: July 2010

    Comme des Garçons - Play.
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    Re: Byredo Baudelaire - thoughts?

    I smelled it for a day ona co-worker of mine. Both me and her were choking on it. In one sentence: Annoying like a high pitched one tone note, constantly shrilling.

    It is pleasing upon first...
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    Re: You don't want to wear Aquatics in Summer?!

    I wonder what kind of masochists people are who keep pulling out stuff like JPG's Le Mâle on hot summer days. Surprisingly many actually... Personally, I'm reaching for the lightest things I own:...
  8. Re: What do you wear for final of FIFA WORLD CUP?!!

    Guerlain Herba Fresca by the sniff of it. It might have wore off until then. ^
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    Re: Fragrances of Comme des Garcons

    Odeur 53 and 71. Calamus doesn't get the attention it deserves anymore, so I'll mention that as well. And Rhubarb, and Kyoto, Tar and...
  10. Re: Summer fragrance - fresh with some masculine spice?

    Today I tried the new Guerlain Homme l'Eau and I'll suggest that one. I really enjoy what I am sniffing now.
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    Re: What does Saffron smell like?

    Isn't the easiest way to find out, to go down to your local grocery store and buy some? Prepare some fantastic bouillabaise while you are at it.
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    Re: Fragrance you wore on your first date?

    Can't remember, not important imo. Might have been Dior Homme actually, since I used it a lot during the period when I met my girlfriend, but that is a wild guess.
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    Re: Mona di Orio - Les Nombres d’Or

    PaulSC: Sure there is, 1.618 Oz in the bottle. ;)
  14. Re: Loooong absents....please bring me up to speed!

    I just want to pop in and say hello and nice to see you here again. I can't say that I'm that active anymore, but write the occasional post every now and then. Unfortunately I have no stinkers for...
  15. Thread: Versace Woman

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    Versace Woman

    I just felt one amazing sandalwood fragrance here at work last week and never understood who was wearing it. Some male in the office landscape was the most likely subject. Today the girl who sits...
  16. Re: Annick Menardo Niche..Which one is your fav???

    Bois d'Argent is actually one of the worst fragrances I know and therefore unfortunately the only one I've tried from that little list above. (I just have to say it, even though it is off topic:...
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    Bulgari Eau parfumée au Thé Vert goes dirty

    The kind of pale, transparent and just so slight flowery Eau parfumée au Thé Vert from Bulgari, has always been a mellow and clean scent on me, extremely safe for the office. I really like it, even...
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    Re: Wish there was a basenotes Iphone app

    nephandi: I agreee, that would be handy. Just the directory and reviews attatched to that would be awesome. Everything else stripped away.
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    Re: Which is the best scent for the gym?

    None. I can't stand it.
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    Re: Is there a male fragrance which is...

    I agree with everyone saying Yves Saint Laurent. I would also like to mention Dior Homme, Bulgari Black and Mugler Cologne. I don't think the average man on the street wears these that much maybe,...
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    Re: Vetiver (1978) by l'artisan parfumeur

    I have a sample of this and Strollyourlobster described it perfectly. It it is a bit like a tamed Santa Maria Novella vetiver-monster.
  22. Re: The Most Unobtrusive and Light Scent on Hot Days

    Bulgari pour Homme or Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne.

    Definately NOT Acqua di Gio like someone mentioned. A louder
    and more tenacious (sometimes even obnoxius) fragrance is
    hard to find.
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    Re: L'Artisan Navegar: is it an ISO E SUPER freak?

    An old girl friend said it smelled like my skin after sex.
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    Re: Does any Men wear Womens frags?

    DanielMunoz: Guerlain l'Instant pour Homme Extreme for one. The newer Hermès Terre d'Hermès Parfum and Guerlain Habit Rouge l'Extrait has even stronger concentrations.
  25. Re: If you were to choose 3 to 4 fragrances to use what would they be?

    Annick Goutal - Eau d'Hadrien
    Bulgari - Black
    Serge Lutens - Chergui
    Comme des Garçons - Odeur 53

    Or something entirely different. Probably time for something different, since this has been my...
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    Re: S o t D - Sunday, June 13, 2010

    Gendarme - V
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    Re: Sécrétions Magnifiques

    This might be true, but if they tried to replicate those smells, they surely failed miserably.
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    Re: Sécrétions Magnifiques

    I just can't understand where all these comments about it being vile is coming from. It is beautiful! It smells somewhat cheap and musky shampoo like, but I enjoy it! A very nice friend here on...
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    Poll: Re: dior homme vs. m7

    I totally agree with this! But I prefer Dior Homme.
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    Re: Musc Ravageur or M7?

    Does 26° C count as a cooler day? M7 or Musc Ravageur in 26° C? I'd rather kill myself. Lol, in Sweden that is a really hot day. I'd go for something like... errr... Guerlain Eau de Imperiale. ;)
    ...
  31. Re: Young man looking for new scents genres" Vetiver, Tea, Rose/Floral, Clean fresh, marshmallow

    Give Bulgari pour Homme a try. There is no vetiver listed in the notes that I know of, but gives off a sensation of light vetiver in water. A very mellow and quiet fragrance which doesn't make a...
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    Re: Post your favorite Comme des Garçons

    One of my favorite houses and I might actually be with DustB on this one. I also need to buy Odeur 71...
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    Re: Best light, fresh, citrusy/fruity fragrance?

    AdG is one of the loudest frags I know, so finding a lighter one should be no problem. :)
  34. Re: Iris Bleu Gris: one of the oldest and probably the most unique masculine iris?

    It is one of the most smoldering and repulsive fragrances I've put on my skin, I kid you not! Most masculine? Rather the other way around. I wore tiny bit on my wrist on the train and I just wanted...
  35. Re: Gendarme and Mugler Cologne: A Comparative Review

    It is funny, because Mugler Cologne is one of those frags people always say you can spray how much you want with. I've always found it to be quite persistent as well and definitely not one to go nuts...
  36. Thread: Male fragrance

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    Re: Male fragrance

    Bulgari Black then. As cool as it gets (as long as you are not looking for something to keep his temperature down. If so I'd suggest Guerlain Eau de Imperiale stored in the fridge). ;)
  37. Re: I'm failing to smell the magic in YSL Live Jazz

    I use it as deodorant from time to time. Or well, in a place where I usually wear deodorant. I felt it's magic today, but this time sprayed to my chest. :D
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    Re: Your Fragrance to check list?

    To re-get (old bottles are near empty):
    Bulgari Black
    l'Eau de l'Artisan
    Dior Homme
    Hermès Concentré d'Orange Verte

    To get:
    Guerlain Eau de Guerlain
    CdG Hinoki (well, this will be a blind...
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 25 May 2010

    One more day with YSL Live Jazz.
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    Poll: Re: Favorite/Best Vetiver?

    I still swear by Vétiver Extraordinaire.
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    Re: Shalimar appreciation thread

    Thanks for the tip!
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    Re: Shalimar appreciation thread

    Sounds like I need to get me some extrait...
  43. Re: Out of all your fragrances, which do you have the most trouble finishing?

    That must be my bottle of Armani Acqua di Gio, which I've probably had for 13–14 years now. But that bottle came in my possession before I began collecting. Well, the first one I got when starting...
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    Re: Something nice for my office in the SUMMER..

    Eau de Guerlain. Oh my, my new found love.
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    Re: S o t D - Saturday 22nd May 2010

    Live Jazz baby!
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    Re: Anybody Stil a Fan of CDG Vettiveru?

    It has a somewhat creamy and nutty character, which keeps me from truly enjoying it. It is quite nice, but I just can't get passed that.
  47. Re: I Need Guerlain Reviews: Cologne du 68, Cologne du Parfumeur, Homme Intense

    Not on me, at all. It goes l'Instant on me almost right away.
  48. Re: I Need Guerlain Reviews: Cologne du 68, Cologne du Parfumeur, Homme Intense

    I just received a sample of No. 68 från Mr. Guerlain (thanks!) and I can comment on that one. First off, I can say that is not for me. The opening is just downright wonderful, it is just da bomb....
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    Re: S o t D, Sunday, 2 May 2010

    Hermès Eau des Merveilles, for this lazy sunday with my girlfriend.
  50. Re: Creed Himalaya: Am I the only one not impressed?

    It smells amazing in the opening, but quickly develops a very realistic gravel accord. :)
  51. Re: Your favorite summer oriental fragrances.......

    The two I thought of immediately has been mentioned: Guerlain's Habit Rouge and L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme.
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    Re: Bulgari pour homme longetivity...

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    Re: Bulgari pour homme longetivity...

    Yupp, perfect description of its behavior. I've noticed the same thing on me, and that is partially why I appreciate it the way I do.
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    Re: L'Eau Serge Lutens

    It's a good thing I'll be one of the few using this. :P
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    Re: Challenge: perfume for a perfume-hater?

    Bvlgari pour Homme is great advice.
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    Re: Scent to cover up a hangover

    I have one advice: Don't.
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    Re: Favorite fresh/aqua scent

    I think all the fresh ones I like has been posted – all but one or two: Comme des Garçons - Odeur 53 and Guerlain - Herba Fresca.
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    Re: Cologne with cherry notes?

    I always think of cherries when I smell Creed Royal English Leather, every single time. As manly as they come! Serge Lutens Chypre Rouge, pffft! ;)
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    Re: Costes (No. 1) by Hôtel Costes

    I'm with the_good_life on this one, but it is indeed linear. Not always a good thing, but it doesn't bother me that here.
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    Re: L'Eau Serge Lutens

    Funny, A Scent is pretty much disgusting and totally generic to me. Hasn't got a whole lot in common with the SL. Same family maybe, but not much more than that.
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    Re: L'Eau Serge Lutens

    I haven't smelled anything else quite like it. A great fragrance inmo! Just what I've been looking for. I noticed bits and parts of other more ordinary fragrances in this one, but not in this...
  62. Re: About very expensive fragrances. Placebo effect.

    I don't think the price has as much to do with the placebo effect as some other things like reputation, rarity and legendary status.

    I agree with Partagas.
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    Re: Best italian fragrance for men

    I would.
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    Re: acqua di parma colonia vs. eau sauvage

    No matter how special I find Eau Sauvage's history and heritage, it goes little ol' lady on me. I'd go with the Colonia (which actually also goes little ol' lady on me, hmm). No, wait, I'd put my...
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    Re: Oriental recommendations

    What jenson said (and what I came to the thread to say).
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    Re: recommend me a good spicy citrus??

    Signoricci if you can find it (let me know if you do). :)
  67. Thread: Ambre Sultan

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    Re: Ambre Sultan

    I own a bottle, but still haven't really learned to appreciate it. It seems to slowly choke me everytime I try it. I think I'm more fond of the softer and more mellow ambers from MPG and l'Artisan.
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    Re: A Gift from Guerlain

    Things like this just makes me happy. Big congrats to all of you!
  69. Re: For those men thinking Mitsouko being femenine...

    Not sure I agree with everyone here. I find it extremely feminine. And this is coming from someone who a couple of years ago never ever would say such a thing about any fragrance. But sorry people,...
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    Re: Your Signature Scent

    Well, CdG Odeur 53 and Dior Homme.
  71. Re: Derby available again at Neiman Marcus - worth $220?

    Matthew: Sorry for OT everyone, but Dirty Three, right? Great album.

    On the topic of Derby: I would love to smell it! ;)
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    Re: Today I bought - February 2010

    I haven't bought a single fragrance in 1–2 years I think. The last ones I got were trades and it was a year or two ago. Finally, after having it has my #1 fragrance for five years now, I bought Serge...
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    Re: Montale Wood - Spices

    I feel the same way as the thread starter. I like it a lot and find it puzzling that no one else seem to appreciate it. My girlfriend loooves it and I will probably help her to a bottle of it.
  74. Re: New Serge Lutens Export Launch (And it's Fresh?)

    I love it. I'm currently exploring masculine woody fragrances and other almost-not-there-fragrances. This one ends up among the latter hehe. I have to order samples of Dior Escale à Portofino and...
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    Re: 4 Lutens Fragrances Discontinued

    Thanks, some good news! I got kind of nervous I wouldn't be able to find a bottle before it is too late. Definately one of my Lutens favs. Douce Amere sure is a shame though, a true gem.

    Claire de...
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    Re: Scents that only need 1 spray

    Helmut Lang Cuiron. Never really hurting the nose with repeated sprays, but it sure smells plenty with only one to the chest.
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    Re: Messe de Minuit, recent thoughts...

    I actually sold my bottle of MdM. I loved the scent, but could not come to terms with how it worked on me.
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    Re: Your top 5 winter and fall fragrances

    Is it ok if I just write one? Shiseido Feminité du Bois.
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    Re: Do you gravitate more on light or heavy scent?

    The light ones nowadays.
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    Re: How many backup bottles?

    None.
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    Re: almond scent for men?

    Etro Heliotrope.
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    Re: Is Thierry Mugler Cologne Too Generic?

    People always call Mugler Cologne clean and it is to a certain degree. But it has it's darker
    sides. The cinnamon för example! No one ever mentions this, but to me it is a very stand out
    note.
  83. Re: 3 Tom Ford Private Blend fragrances discontinued

    I kind of liked Bois Rouge. The only one I've tried from his collection as a matter of fact. Too bad.
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    Re: The best Aquatic scent you have tried!?

    Well, let's see. I think that would be Frederic Malle Vétiver Extraordinaire, Beth Terry
    Mare and Mark Birely for Men. Creed Green Irish Tweed as well, although
    I've only tried this from a sample....
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    Re: Drier than Hinoki?

    I haven't smelled Hinoki, but I can mention the driest scent I know of: SL's Chêne.
  86. Re: Comme des Garçons parfums*PARFUMS Series 1: Leaves

    Interesting. I wouldn't sweat that it IS cummin, but it is a definite BO stinker note. Could CdG
    have changed the formula? My bottles is from when they first discontinued the series, about
    five six...
  87. Re: Comme des Garçons parfums*PARFUMS Series 1: Leaves

    Are you sure? I don't think so. The only ones discontinued that I can tell seem to be Shiso
    and Mint. Especially Mint, which is impossible to locate now. Shiso is still around in some
    stores. Tea...
  88. Re: Comme des Garçons parfums*PARFUMS Series 1: Leaves

    Tigs: You did buy that Mint bottle at Cow in Stockholm, right? Maybe the bottle they had was
    white... I thought it was blue. Well, my memory is now distorted :)

    nsamadi: Wow, it is amazing you...
  89. Re: Comme des Garçons parfums*PARFUMS Series 1: Leaves

    I own all but Mint, but only for the reason that in the past five years I've never been able to
    locate it (well, I did find it in a store, but it was not in these green bottles, but in a bigger blue...
  90. Re: Avant-Garde Clean/Laundry/Peppermint/Mint/Fresh/Strong/and natural aquatic/ and l

    Dry: Have you tried any of the Philosophy fragrances? I haven't myself, but I've tried some of
    their body lotions etc. and they smell divine. Would be interesting to discover their fragrances
    as...
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    Re: Eau Divine from Divine

    Are you kidding me?! Oh my god! This is a fantasy come true. I've had a plan on writing them
    begging them for an Eau and now they do it as their newest scent. Oh man, what a moment!
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    Re: IUNX Today -- What's the Story?

    Interesting still, or even more so. I will have to see if I can track down samples of all of those.
  93. Re: Cheap, easily available EdC or citrusy/refreshing scent

    If you could point me to a webshop where it is priced at $20 I'd be a very happy man.
    Someone here has recommended me this one before, but I still haven't tried it.
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    Re: S o t D: Tuesday, 28th of July, 2009

    An old time favorite I haven't used in over a year or so: Serge Lutens Daim Blond. I
    also just promised myself to get those bottles of Chergui and Miel de Bois I've been
    craving for so long.
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    Re: IUNX Today -- What's the Story?

    I don't know but I'm curious as well. This is one range of fragrances I've been wanting to try
    forever now. I had forgotten about IUNX until I saw your post.

    Some blogs say that L’Eau Blanche:...
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    Re: Is acqua di parma a young scent?

    I'm with Paul G on this one, but I think he meant Assoluta in the last sentence.
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    Re: Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier, risky blind buy?

    Ah, so you've been through the same thing as me? That gives me a bit of confidence. So
    what is the trick? I would like to experience the bliss of Iris Bleu Gris as well :cry:
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    Re: Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier, risky blind buy?

    :eek:

    I strongly disagree that any MPG:s are safe blind buys! I would never ever recommend
    anyone to buy anything from this house without testing them first. Out of the few I've tried,
    almost...
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    Re: I can't be the only one

    Oh yes, but that is why I wait, take a coffee and come back later if it proves out to be worthy
    of my purchase :)
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    Re: New from Byredo: BLANCHE

    Being from Sweden (as Byredo), I still haven't sniffed a single one of them :)
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