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    Re: Fragrances you lost passion for

    Gucci PH I... I found it astonishing when it first came out, but then began to realize with repeated wearings that it is incredibly linear - there is no real development. It's like a snapshot frozen...
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    Re: Why would they discontinue Gucci Envy and PH 2?

    Probably accurate... Sadly, this leads me value the Gucci brand far less - simply a name stamped on to something generic. They have to be careful, as the younger generation is quite savvy to the...
  3. Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    There are many things I would accuse Rive Gauche of being, but "fecal" would not be one of them. Are you sure it isn't the patchouli vibe? Not everyone gets on with patchouli - I know I'm quite...
  4. Thread: Manly Chypre

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    Re: Manly Chypre

    Boucheron pour Homme, although not overly oakmoss heavy.
  5. Re: 5 must have fragrances for any mens fragrance enthusiast

    And others that I'm still uneasy about leaving off that list, in case anyone is curious:
    Gucci Envy (one could make a case for going through life with *just* this fragrance)
    Cacharel pour L'Homme...
  6. Re: 5 must have fragrances for any mens fragrance enthusiast

    Okay, I'll bite. Assuming we jettison anything too expensive / hard to find:

    Oscar for Men by Oscar de la Renta ("fresh", but with some personality)
    Burberry London (a winter/fall fragrance -...
  7. Thread: Ungaro III

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    Re: Ungaro III

    I have the most recent formulation and it is absolutely nondescript. I would not seek it out again at all.

    I have no idea what the original formulation is like.
  8. Re: Outdated, cloying men's frafs that smell like coughdrops and should be avoided by ANYONE who ---

    Cacharel Pour L'Homme is by far the odd one out in that list. I think it's great in a fairly timeless way and could swing it even with modern aquatics in terms of being pretty easy on the nose. It...
  9. Re: Most underrated and least talked about Men's Fragrances ever...

    Oscar by Oscar de la Renta - far more than the aquatic it is incorrectly labelled as.
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    Re: Live Jazz vs Bvlgari Extreme vs Others .

    Add Oscar by Oscar de la Renta (if you don't mind some nutmeg in the mix). Ridiculously underrated and great in warm weather.

    Also, give Cacharel Pour l'Homme a try - great fragrance, and doesn't...
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    Re: What do oud connoisseurs think of Black Aoud?

    I second the opinion that Oud Cuir d'Arabie is much closer to the typical mukhallats I've sampled (oudh, amber, saffron, rose).

    I find Black Oud a bit operatic - it's too dramatic for me to wear...
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    Re: Do any mens fragrances smell like a bakery?

    Jean Paul Gaultier 2 has a bit of a bread aspect to it, but it's rather a chameleon - some days I get petrol, and others the synthetic grape; sometimes some or other flower becomes prominent. It's a...
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    Re: A* Men Pure Oud at 2012

    Addictions or luxuries? How about Pure Sushi? :grin: Okay, scratch that, maybe . . .

    My bet - Pure Leather
    I'm not coming up with any winning gourmandy names - Pure Fudge, Pure Licorice, Pure...
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    Re: Anyone tried JPG Le Male Terrible?

    I thought it was utterly vile synthetic stuff, but I didn't like Le Male, to begin with.

    If you'd be interested in Le Male with less cloying vanilla, Terrible might do it for you.
  15. Poll: Re: New Years Clubbing. What to wear? L'Nuit vs. 1 Million

    I'm sick of both of them.

    I vote for Joop. It's got everything needed to cut through the smoke and haze :)
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    Re: What are You Wearing for New Year's Eve?

    Well, my Pure Malt arrived TODAY, so it has to be that.

    I'm loving it, by the way. I think even the A Men haters should give it a run, although it is exceedingly sweet.
  17. Thread: masculine Tonka

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    Re: masculine Tonka

    I have a sample of something simply called "Tonka", by Parfums Jean-Pierre Houdry. It's about as pure a tonka note as I've come across.

    It's too bad that I really can't stand tonka (I was glad to...
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    Re: Heartless Fragrances

    I second the NR - it must be the "wet concrete" aspect - and would maybe add Dunhill 1934 (not that I find it unpleasant - it's just very neutral / cool - good for stressful days).
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    You guys are missing the boat.

    Apparently, Good & Plenty candy, cucumber, baby powder, lavender and pumpkin pie should be your "go to" blend :)

    http://reverseskinaging.com/pheromones4.html
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    Re: Biggest hate to love turnaround

    Kouros. At first I thought it was something that only a terribly annoying and overbearing Mediterranean could wear.

    Now that I've worked out that application is key, it's one of my favourites.
  21. Re: Which fragrance creates the happiest image in your mind??

    Cacharel pour L'Homme - to me it's the smell of lazy days under open skies on the beach, sunscreen mingling with ice cream smells . . . a holiday in a bottle.
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    Poll: Re: Halloween fragrance

    Well, I've said it before, but there's something definitely off-kilter about B-Men... It's the kind of fragrance that could put the thought into your friends' heads that you just *might* be a serial...
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    Poll: Re: Le Male or Body Kouros?

    Rather get Lolita Lempicka au Masculin IMHO :) It's the only gourmand of this sort that seems to retain some freshness and wearability throughout the day.

    I have BK, and find it interesting at...
  24. Thread: Jackpot!

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    Re: Jackpot!

    Some bad cellphone pics:

    Parure
    http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/585/imag0074.jpg

    Mitsouko
    http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/7808/imag0071ku.jpg

    The haul...
  25. Thread: Jackpot!

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    Re: Jackpot!

    You are not kidding. I just checked eBay and nearly fell off my chair at the price of 28ml.

    And here I thought the Mitsouko was a great deal! (I'll take a picture later, but it's a slender bottle,...
  26. Thread: Jackpot!

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    Jackpot!

    Wow - I've just come back from a fairly unique experience: A woman who used to work in the fragrance industry was getting rid of her extensive collection of miniatures (all unopened). She had about...
  27. Re: What fragrance do you use the most sprays of when your applying, and how many sprays?

    Sadly, YSL Live Jazz NEEDS 10 - 15 sprays on me, otherwise it is extremely fleeting. I love it dearly, but it really is very weak (unless I have a bad bottle). The Tom Fords are also rather weak,...
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    Re: Underrated frags that you wanna push.

    Oscar for Men by Oscar de la Renta: gorgeous bracing summer freshness, without any of the aqua cliches. Nutmeg, mandarin, black pepper - really wonderful, with great longevity. Can be dressed up or...
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    Re: Bonfire night....

    Ava Luxe Firewood. I don't know if this is still available. I'd love a bottle.
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    Has anyone come across white oudh?

    I ordered a mukhallat that is put together by a local fragrance seller (it is very similar to Montale's Oud Cuir d'Arabie to my nose). Along with the order he included a sample of something called...
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    Re: Article Pokes fun at IFRA

    I could believe that the real purpose of these regulations is to empower our synthetic overlords!

    Ironically, I think people will wake up to the beauties of more natural niche products and start...
  32. Re: Wife developing "fragrance sensitivity", and doesn't want me wearing fragrances anymore!!! HELP!

    Google "overmethylation perfume". That may be of help.
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    Re: Terre D'hermes Pure Perfume Question

    Sorry - parfum, of course - pure brain fade! I won't edit unless it causes anyone undue palpitations :D
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    Re: Terre D'hermes Pure Perfume Question

    I just performed my own EDT vs EDP comparison - one spritz to each wrist.

    I must mention that this is a fragrance I initially disliked, but recently found myself grabbing a test spray at every...
  35. Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EDP Sillage & Longevity Feedback

    I thought it was extremely weak and short lived, although pleasant enough. Maybe it's just my skin, but the experience doesn't seem to be unique.

    Extreme and Black Orchid are the only frags I've...
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    Re: Kouros Second Chance

    I sampled Kouros several times over the years and thought I didn't like it. While I never got the alleged urinal cake notes, I thought it had a very distinct personality that I didn't like -...
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    Re: Agarwood (oud) oil!

    I have found a local distributor in S.A. who specialises in oudhs. The oudh product page link is
    http://www.afzalfragrances.co.za/oudh.htm

    Do any of these look familiar to the experts here? I am...
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    Versus versus Versace

    So I bought some Blue Jeans today, almost an impulse buy. I tried some on earlier in the day, and liked it enough a few hours later to go back for a bottle. Sweet, a bit of tobacco, some vanilla, a...
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    Re: Fragrances that could have been great...

    Live Jazz - I adore the stuff, but it lasts an hour on me and is then undetectable.

    Gucci Pour Homme - Certainly an intriguing fragrance, and I HAD to get a bottle after testing. However, it...
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    Re: An indulgent Opium PH rant...

    I've been wearing it on and off since I was around 19 . . .

    I thought I used to detect more of a tobacco type note back then, but maybe my nose has changed.
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    Agallocha Muthela Pour Homme

    I have been thoroughly impressed by my sample of Agallocha Muthela Pour Homme, ordered from The Perfumed Court.

    It seems quite similar to the Tom Ford Oud Wood sample I also tried, but a whole...
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    Re: Your favourite Montale Aoud - And why?

    My coworkers would disrespectfully disagree . . . where the relativism hits the road.

    It might all be carefully conditioned, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
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    Re: Your favourite Montale Aoud - And why?

    I just received my order of a bunch of Montale Aoud samples from The Perfumed Court. Excuse the very non-expert opinions below . . .

    Aoud Lime: The sharpest and most sparkling of the samples. The...
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    Re: Time for a quick TOP 5 Fragrances thread

    Gucci Envy
    Chanel Antaeus
    Cacharel Pour L'Homme
    Oscar De La Renta Oscar
    Yves St Laurent Opium Pour Homme
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    Re: Princes of "fresh?"

    Cacharel Pour L'Homme and Oscar are great choices if you like nutmeg. Oscar has unbelievable longevity, whereas Cacharel is, sadly, a bit more limited.
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    Re: Xeryus Rouge review

    Xeryus Rouge is utterly beguiling stuff, although not short on sweetness.

    It's best not oversprayed - the hint of its presence is far more magnetic than a full-frontal assault.
  47. Re: Help me find the perfect fragrance for my boyfriend?

    May I be the first to suggest Gucci Envy . . . .

    Azzaro Visit can do no wrong, too.

    Or Oscar by Oscar de la Renta for an underrated gem (a bit summery, though).
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    Re: Dangerous scents.......?

    Ridiculous protectionist rubbish from increasingly nanny-states.

    There's someone allergic to practically any chemical (natural OR synthetic).

    On a totally different note, I have similar...
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    Re: What to wear to parties?

    Envy (can't go wrong, although longevity is only average on me)
    Havana
    Oscar de la Renta (light, yet different, with superb longevity and sillage)
    Magnetism
    Joop original (yes, really . . . will...
  50. Re: Let's play "What's on Luca Turin's shelf?" that's in your Wardrobe?

    There's Tabac, and Tabac Man a little bit to the left (black bottle with silver ring). Tabac Man is my recc for a cheap but good scent, if you want something a bit more modern than Brut or Old Spice.
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    Re: Dunhill Desire vs. Escada Magnetism

    I find Magnetism is stronger on the Cola/grape notes, and don't see a huge resemblance to Desire, personally.

    I currently own Desire Blue, which shares many of the notes with Desire, but is easier...
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    Age of Mitsouko parfum?

    I have just bought a 7.5ml bottle of Mitsouko parfum for a friend:

    http://i20.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/9d/3d/9877_1.JPG

    No7624 83 Serial number SE 6FB 1 is printed on the box.

    Does anyone have...
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    Re: Cologne for kiddies

    Goofy Cologne

    Or Mickey Mouse EDT (get a free lunchbox!!)
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    Re: A good soliflore for men?

    Oscar de la Renta is the most masculine setting of jasmine I know of, although it's not really a floral.
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    Re: "Synthetic", the best ones around!

    Try:
    Escada Magnetism
    Poco Rabanne Black XS
    Dunhill Desire Blue (a bit more wearable than the original)
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    Re: Ebay to shut down all decant sales

    You would have every right to be miffed, but this has everything to with copyright law and nothing to do with trademark law.The eBay decant issue seems to revolve around trademark law (unless it's...
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    Re: Ebay to shut down all decant sales

    Yes, but there is a difference between making up some new perfume and giving it a trademarked name, and deriving something from a product that has a trademark.

    If I claim that I have decanted some...
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    Re: Aramis reintroducing the classics?

    Weird - I asked a sales assistant, and she said it definitely had not been discontinued - they are still receiving fresh stock regularly, although the quantities are smaller. The source is marked as...
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    Re: Ebay to shut down all decant sales

    IANAL But I think the fundamental issue is trademark law, i.e. they want to stop people using trademarks in advertisements, when the goods aren't identical to what leaves their own factories. There...
  60. Re: What fragrance in your collection that you must have at all times?

    The top 3 I actually have re-bought several times:
    1) Oscar by Oscar de la Renta (summer perfection)
    2) Aramis Havana (for any special evening - or day, for that matter)
    3) Opium PH (warm,...
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    Re: Rochas Lui & Gucci por Homme

    How does Guerlain Heritage compare to these two? Or is it very different?
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    Re: Aramis reintroducing the classics?

    Havana, 900, Tuscany and New West are pretty readily available here, although not always in 100ml sizes (usually 50ml).

    I tried New West for the first time recently, and was surprised that it was...
  63. Re: Today I've met Berlusconi at Douglas, he was purchasing Caron Pour Homme.

    Apparently it comes in 70ml, 100ml, 200ml and 740ml (!) sizes.
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    Re: bubblegum cotton candy?

    I hated it at first, but it kind of grew on me, until I had to get a bottle.

    It's definitely not for everyday usage, though! It needs the right mood . . . It also reminds me of a certain...
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    Re: bubblegum cotton candy?

    Joop Homme is very cotton candyish . . . although there are some other nice notes waiting to be discovered.

    The first time I smelled Joop I was wondering who on earth would want to smell like...
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    Re: Dunhill for Men (1934) RIP Death Confirmed

    I was given some of this as a gift. I have tried hard, but really don't understand the appeal. Unless there was something wrong with the bottle, I get a whole lot of fairly closely spaced mid notes...
  67. Re: Smelled it again...that horrid, powdery sweet, marine men's cologne - what is it?

    JPG Le Male? Sounds like my reaction to it . . .
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    Re: A halloween fragrance

    B*Men... It's pleasant enough to be used every day, but there are some unsettlingly odd notes too - just enough to make people wonder what you're up to.
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    Antaeus experience

    I was in the pharmacy (drugstore to those on the other side of the Atlantic) last night and spotted a 100ml bottle of Antaeus. I've been terribly curious about this one ever since reading some of the...
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    Re: Fresh Fragrances with lots of Sillage

    Oscar by Oscar de la Renta is quite powerful and long lasting.
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    Re: JPG Le Male vs Givenchy Pi

    I get some odd seaside/coconut thing happening with Le Male on my skin - maybe the experts can tell me which note causes that.

    Pi seems to work a whole lot better.
  72. Re: Aramis - New West, Help me remember it please

    Interesting . . . I wonder if the same could be done for Havana? (although, I was happy to find a couple of 50ml bottles nearby). Havana was one of my favourites since my late teens.
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    Re: Looking for a "sleeper" scent......

    Liz Claiborne Mambo for Men
    Oscar by Oscar de la Renta
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    Re: Favorite Cheap Scent Of All Time?

    Tabac Man is pretty good MODERN drugstore cheapie, as is Brut Spirit (sure, it's bland...).

    I really couldn't imagine myself using Old Spice and co (e.g. original Brut), although I went through an...
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    Re: Recomended Ebay Sellers

    Had a good experience with womans-outlet.
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    Oscar de la Renta - replacement?

    I've just received my two bottles of Oscar de la Renta - imported from the U.S. because it's been discontinued here in South Africa :-(

    Can anyone recommend a replacement for this one, or is it...
  77. Thread: M7 alternative

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    Re: M7 alternative

    How about Boucheron Jaipur? Okay, not very woody, I guess...
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