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    Re: my first "niche" fragrance

    Tried this just now. Reminds me of Interlude Man (without the massive dose of oregano!). Well worth a try and nice find OP.
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    Re: Quick advice needed...!

    While you do mention that you're not into gourmands, I believe Dior Homme (or Intense) is unique enough to have a place in every collection.
  3. Thread: Present to me!

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    Re: Present to me!

    Maybe try Halston Man Amber
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    Re: Thoughts on international sample orders

    Ok fair enough. Yeah shipping was reasonably quick from both those sites.
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    Re: I wonder how Creed would do a gourmand?

    Yes I'd love to see what they'd do. I could see something like Frapin 1270.
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    Re: Thoughts on international sample orders

    I'm Australian and had excellent experiences from Parfums Raffy and Luckyscent.

    Where do you live Messiah? I've seen all those frags in Myer Melbourne.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Received my first compliment in a long time today...

    I've had La Nuit for a few years and only worn it a couple times. I find it a bit cloying and sometimes gives me a headache. Anyway today I...
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    Re: Ancient or old growth forest smell..

    Memoir Man springs to mind for me, but I may be alone.
  9. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/6/14) Elite 8: L`air du Desert Moracain vs Royal Oud

    Lddm
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    Poll: Xerjoff Battle Royale: Nio vs Kobe vs Uden

    All these scents seem to get heavy praise, but I'm curious which comes out on top. The problem is I'm not sure how many have smelt all three.
  11. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/1/14) Sweet 16: Terre d`Hermes vs L`air du Desert Marocain

    This might actually be close as they both have their loyal fans. My vote goes to LDDM though.
  12. Re: Narciso Rodriguez vs. Bulgari Aqua? Cologne for Warm days...

    Agree with everything said here.
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    Re: 6 new Creed scents available this June

    My picks to try based on notes would be Vetiver Geranium and Aberdeen Lavender.
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    Re: Rose recommendations

    Cheapie but a goodie: Declaration D'un Soir
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    Re: Thoughts on recent Montale test-fest

    Thanks for sharing. My favourite of those would be Aoud Lime.
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    Re: Anyone else almost NEVER receive compliments?

    Definitely agree that this may often be the case
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    Re: Your top 5 niché fragrances for hot weather

    Aventus
    Bleecker St
    Kobe
    Millesime Imperial
    L'Humaniste
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    Re: Anyone else almost NEVER receive compliments?

    Thanks for the story, bigbz! Stigma aside, Leau D'Issey and 1 Million do seem to have good mass appeal.

    The obvious assertion could be that the type of frag would dictate results. However I should...
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    Re: Anyone else almost NEVER receive compliments?

    Yeah I mean naturally I get out and about, whether it be bars or just hanging at a friends place. I really don't expect to ever receive a compliment from a stranger, but based on probabilities alone...
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    Anyone else almost NEVER receive compliments?

    To contrast the thread about compliments received...

    I have to say in the 4 years or so since I got into this hobby, I've almost never received compliments on my frags. Let me say, this does NOT...
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    Re: Rank these aquatics

    This.
  22. Thread: Too many sprays

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    Re: Too many sprays

    Hide your wife, hide your kids.
  23. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/16/14) Round 2: YSL M7 vs Green Irish Tweed

    Git
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    Re: Male Fragrance - Best choice, help! DHI?

    I personally find that DHI works fine in summer. I think you've made a good choice!
  25. Re: Colonia Intensa Oud is now Colonia Oud (Acqua di Parma)

    Reformulation aside, I think this makes sense for the sake of streamlining their line. This way Oud just becomes a flanker, rather than a flanker of a flanker.

    Keep in mind the extended name...
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    Poll: Re: Favorite A*Men Flanker + A*Men

    Wow Havane way out in front
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    Re: I would like a Montale sample suggestion...

    I tried many of the Montale ouds and couldn't find the right fit for me, but I think I've found it today in Aoud Musk. Has that signature synthetic Montale oud structure without being too dirty...
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    Re: New Bond No 9 - Shelter Island

    Notes sound interesting but wouldn't be surprised if it smells like wet dog (literally).
  29. Re: Armani Prive Oud Royal or Tom Ford's Oud Wood ? Which one and why ?

    Oud Royal for me. Oud Wood I find a bit off-putting for some reason. Maybe I need to resample this.
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    Re: Valentino Uomo. A new look on Dior Homme

    Agree with most of this, except I didn't find it powdery. But I found it sweeter, fruitier, more linear and more feminine that DHI. I do think they have a similar *smell*. Really wasn't a fan.
  31. Re: New member, Question about Tom Ford and Aventus

    Aventus is easy any which way.
    Tuscan Leather I think is the general public could take it or leave it. It's definitely challenging. I personally think it's amazing but actually don't feel...
  32. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/4/14): L`air du Desert Marocain vs Le Male

    L'ol du Desert Marocain
  33. Re: If MONEY was no option....What niche Fragrance would you pick up and why?

    Xerjoff Shooting Stars Set
    Nasomatto Pardon (could never justify the outrageous price for 30ml)
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    Re: Niche fragrance testing (samples) - PT.3

    I was looking forward to your review of Bleecker St and glad you like it.

    I felt the same way as you when I first tried it. I've waivered in my appreciation a bit lately but I'm hoping your...
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    Poll: Re: POLL: Edition Blanche or L'Humaniste?

    L'Humaniste.
  36. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/27/14): Fuel for Life vs Dior Homme

    My answers in bold.
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    Re: Xerjoff 2 New Shooting Stars

    Hoba sounds.... intense.
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    Re: Frag for internship job interview?

    Scent-less in my opinion for interviews
  39. Thread: House party scent?

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    Re: House party scent?

    I actually ended up going with DHI. I know, what a cop-out!
  40. Thread: House party scent?

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    Re: House party scent?

    Yeah very nice choices. I kinda like the idea of something more mature and unique, even if you don't usually associate them with "parties".
  41. Thread: House party scent?

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    Re: House party scent?

    Sooo what you are saying is... 8 sprays of Interlude Man? ;)

    But yeah I totally agree with your points remik. And also just to clarify I'm not really looking for a recommendation for myself, I...
  42. Thread: House party scent?

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    House party scent?

    It's been a long time since I've been to one but I've got a house party tonight. It's got me thinking about the best frags for the occasion. You know what they're like - quite a lot of people, of...
  43. Poll: Re: Similar to BtB - TF Tobacco Vanille or SL Chergui?

    Prefer Tobacco Vanille
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    Re: Which Bond NO 9 should I purchase?

    New Haarlem is good. I can't think of any Bonds that are similar to The One.

    I like the fresher offerings from Bond 9 such as Bleecker St and Chez Bond. Also like New York Oud and Silver, but...
  45. Re: How often do you compliment a stranger's fragrance?

    Never. Unless it's a close friend and I'd only be doing it to satisfy my own ego by correctly guessing the frag :evil:
  46. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/17/14): Platinum Egoiste vs Allure Pour Homme

    Allure. Surprisingly out to an early lead in the poll. I'm sure there's a lot of PE fans out there.
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    Re: Sampled/tested more than once

    +2.
  48. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/13/14): LIDG vs Gucci Envy

    Now this is a closer battle. I'll go with Envy.
  49. Re: Help me choose a scent for an important first date!

    ..and statistics would suggest his date would probably love it ;)

    While I'm all for being individual, my vote goes to L'homme following this logic. It's safe and easy to like, so you can let your...
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    Re: Body Kouros - does it resemble cotton candy?

    Closer to white marshmallows toasted on the smoke from burning eucalyptus trees, rolled in a bit of human sweat and sprinkled with cane sugar.

    It's not bad.
  51. Re: montale intense cafe vs tom ford noir de noir vs tom ford cafe rose

    NdN>>>Intense Cafe>>>Cafe Rose

    I don't get any coffee from IC or CR (only sampled these). I don't think my nose is broken though as I work in specialty coffee and I do get a realistic coffee note...
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    Re: Your most powerful frag(s)?

    Tobacco Vanille
    Interlude
    Black Aoud
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    Re: Blind buying thoughts

    I enjoy sampling or buying 10ml decants. However I am craving buying a full bottle blind as I've never done it!
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    Re: If only ONE (widda twist)

    Armani: ADG Essenza
    Bvlgari: Pour Homme Soir
    Dior: DHI
    Givenchy: Play Intense
    Guerlain: LIDGE
    Hermes: TdH
    YSL: M7 Oud
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    Re: YSL La Nuit for spring/summer

    I personally find it a bit cloying in warm weather, but give it a go yourself and see :smiley:
  56. Re: Buying Amouage samples soon, can select upto 4.

    Reflection
    Honour
    Beloved
    Ciel
  57. Poll: Re: Another trio battle: Armani vs Chanel vs Dior vs vs TM vs YSL

    Gotta go with Dior
  58. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/8/14): Aventus vs Luna Rossa

    Are you sadistic toward Luna Rossa? Thats the only explanation I can think of for putting it in this futile battle :P
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    Re: Are Reflection Man and Jubilation XXV alike?

    ^^^Couldn't have said it better
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    Re: Recommendations for your favorite house

    Creed: Create a couple more modern orientals that match the universal appeal of your fresher scents i.e. GIT / Aventus / Millesime Imperial
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    Re: Giorgio Armani Prive - Oud Royal

    Nice. I assumed DJs or Myer would be charging exorbitant prices but that's pretty good!

    BTW I think Oud Royal is a nice interpretation of oud. It's not too challenging, nothing skanky. A very...
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    Re: Giorgio Armani Prive - Oud Royal

    Good frag and good price, especially down here. Where did you buy from?
  63. Re: palermo perfumes tomford tobacco vanille vs real tomford tobacco vanille

    That's interesting. Do you find it near identical? I also barely get through 10ml decants these days which is one of the reasons I've haven't investigated Palermo much I.e. The value is irrelevant if...
  64. Re: palermo perfumes tomford tobacco vanille vs real tomford tobacco vanille

    ^^i do realise the TF private blends are EDP but my point was that I think the focus on the concentration detracts from the quality.
  65. Re: palermo perfumes tomford tobacco vanille vs real tomford tobacco vanille

    They do match up pretty closely but I bought the antidote version and it just has this extra synthetic touch that ruins the experience for me. They concentrate (pardon the pun) on ramping up the...
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    Re: What are the top 5 bond no.9 scents for men?

    1. New York Oud
    2. Bleecker Street
    3. Silver (Factory)
    4. New Haarlem
    5. Chez Bond
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    Re: La nuit de l'homme or Pure Malt?

    Own both. La Nuit barely gets a look-in these days. Pure Malt all the way.
  68. Thread: Round 2!

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    Re: Round 2!

    Not mentioned often, but give Lancome Hypnose Homme a try. No leather though.
  69. Re: Just got some niche samples... any feedback welcome.

    Glad I could enable you!



    I've tried a few of the other By Kilians, including B2B. By all accounts I expected to like this, but did not. Found the powder and big dollop of honey a bit...
  70. Re: Just got some niche samples... any feedback welcome.

    Hednic - definitely not purchases, just samples!

    JiveHippo - you are right. I did feel neutral as a whole. I think that happens the more you sample and it's been a while since I actually converted...
  71. Just got some niche samples... any feedback welcome.

    Thought I’d share some very brief initial thoughts on these much revered frags. Of course these are just my opinion so take from it what you will…

    Majda Bekkali - Fusion Sacree For Him: Smelt...
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    Re: Xerjoff Uden - WOW!

    Yeah the idea of citruses (albeit amazing) in Nio does not excite me a whole lot. But I wouldn't be so naive to rule it out before sniffing. Uden sounds more down my alley. But the discovery set...
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    Re: Xerjoff Uden - WOW!

    You've sold me on getting the Discovery set. I'm in love with Kobe but it seems like good value to get the Discovery Set if at least a couple of the other frags are good (Nio and Uden sound like...
  74. Thread: Xerjoff Kobe.

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    Re: Xerjoff Kobe.

    This is quite beautiful. A very unique take on citrus. Wore reflection man on the other wrist to compare (they follow a similar theme IMO), and Kobe seemed to have so much more 'clarity', if that...
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    Re: Another Date fragrance thread

    GPHII or Reflection.
  76. Thread: MFK oud moods

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    Re: MFK oud moods

    Tried Silk and Cashmere recently. Silk was a very nice oud/rose combo, though a touch feminine for my tastes. The opening is pretty amazing but I agree with Jive in that it does become acrid over...
  77. Re: Tuscan Leather vs. Tobacco Vanille. Which one is more pleasant?

    I'd definitely classify TV as more pleasant.
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    Re: Recommendation Please :)

    Mont Blanc Individuel
    D&G The One
    Givenchy Play Intense
  79. Re: Need poor mans TF Noir de Noir and Tobacco Vanille

    +1 split these puppies
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    Re: Just blind bought L'Instant Extreme!

    Tried this recently expecting it not to excite me much, but was pretty impressed. I love DHI too but these don't smell similar at all to me.

    I think you'll be very happy :)
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    Poll: Re: Virgin Island Water

    I got a decant to use for a bit of fun this summer, even though it's not really my style. I must say though I was pretty blown away by the LIME note - just incredible! It's also quite gourmand...
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    Re: New Bond- Scent of Peace

    Really want to try this! Does sound redundant for my collection though as I already own Aventus and Bleecker St.
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    Re: Smoothest scent you own

    Gucci Pour Homme II
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    Prada Luna Rossa Extreme

    Anyone tried this?

    I sampled yesterday and it was actually pretty decent (to my surprise). Nothing too powdery like I was expecting. A kind of fresh oriental, with a fair bit of sweetness,...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Getting cold down our way...

    New York Oud
    New Haarlem (I think it finally clicked for me)
    Pure Malt
    Dior Homme Intense
    Reflection Man
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    Re: Looking for Icy Citrus fragrance...

    Bond 9 Hamptons. Very similar to SMW but with more citrus lime up front.
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    Re: Body Kouros smells like Le Male?

    Not similar except for vanilla in both their drydowns.
  88. Re: I am going out tonight. Which one should I put on?

    TV - you need that potency to cut through.
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    Re: Cool water or love and luck?

    Agreed. Love & Love more suitable for high school.

    - - - Updated - - -

    *Luck
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    Re: TM Pure Malt and DHI available now

    Thanks man I've been waiting for PM to come up again. Got on it with a couple other things :)
  91. Thread: Sampling creeds

    by daz
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    Re: Sampling creeds

    Silver Mountain Water
    Green Irish Tweed
    Original Santal
  92. Re: suggestions for elegant, sophisticated yet youthful frags

    +1 Dior Homme

    Midnight in Paris
    Antidote
  93. Re: Which famous designer brand sucks in fragrances the most?

    I'll go with Ralph Lauren
  94. Re: If you're not a fan of "x" note, what is a fragrance you love DOMINATED by this note that you ha

    Great idea for a thread.

    Agree with Ambre Narguile though its not so much about the amber.

    I'll add another Hermes- Vetiver Tonka. So far the only vetiver frag I enjoy.
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    Re: Help needed urgent...

    All fine except Le Male (which is not bad but maybe a little too loud)
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    Re: A*Men Pure Malt - Rate it!

    One of my favourites.

    Scent: 9.5
    Projection: 9
    Longevity: 8
    Versatility: 5 (I only feel comfortable wearing it out to bars/clubs)
    Compliments: N/A
    Overall: 9 (despite this not being the...
  97. Re: Today I wore Acqua di Gio Essenza to work. I know this is not a heavy hitter on BN, but...

    ^^Interesting stuff, cheers!
  98. Re: Today I wore Acqua di Gio Essenza to work. I know this is not a heavy hitter on BN, but...

    Come on SoS, now you're just making up words :)

    But seriously I always enjoy reading your analysis.

    Oh and I tried this recently and quite liked it. Maybe i'll pick it up next summer down here.
  99. Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    Pure Malt
    Reflection Man
    Ambre Narguile
    Rose D'arabie
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    Re: Best Aventus?

    I bought a bottle before the batch hype exploded, and have never bothered sourcing out other batches to compare.

    My advice is to buy it and be happy.
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