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    Re: 1 Million vs. John Varvatos

    I'm sorry but I don't find much similarity between the two either. JV is vanilla/date sweetness, 1M is berry sweetness especially raspberry. 1M is always extremely powerful, I would never wear more...
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    Re: Burberry Sport New for 2010

    It was terrible marketing strategy to make the bottle blood red reminiscent of Xeryus Rouge with black rubber and naming the fragrance Burberry Sport. This bottle looks very sinister (almost demonic...
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    Re: john varvatos? help please

    This was actually my 2nd real fragrance and I was 19 when I bought it. Try to get a feel of what attitude the fragrance brings. It's kind of low key (it will last decently but sillage is low), it's...
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    Re: Encre noire or terre d'herme

    For an 18 year old its hard to pull off Encre Noire. TdH is much much more versatile and likeable to the general public.
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    Re: What's the fragrance of the decade?

    Terre d'Hermes period.
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    Re: Most Over-Rated Fragances

    Dior Homme
    A*Men
    Anything Creed, BdP, MI, GIT
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    Re: Chanel Colognes

    I have a problem with making a ranked list because I love all of the ones I'm listing, each one for a different mood or occasion. These are all gorgeous and unique (aside from AHS/Versace...
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    Re: John Varvatos longevity 'disapointed'

    John Varvatos sprayer dispenses about half of what a standard sprayer does. Id go out with 2 to the wrists, and 4 on the nec,.
  9. Re: What cold weather frag can I get past my Citrus obssesed wife?

    Chanel pour Monseiur could work
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    Ed Hardy Hearts and Daggers

    Came out in stores a few days ago.
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    Sean John Unforgivable Night

    Bottle with the black top and golden-yellow bottom.
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    Re: The most BEAUTIFUL fragrance you have tried/own

    Voleur de Roses
    Silver Mountain Water
    Platinum Egoiste
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    Re: Polo Red, White and Blue

    Yeah I will agree, its a softer Polo Blue with a few added touches. We at Macy's expect it to sell tremendously and are buying hundreds of bottles. At the counter however, Polo Blue is still edging...
  14. Re: What is the turnover like in stores such as Sephora & Ulta ?

    No joke, its like they are advertising the shiny crystal bottle and the juice color rather than the actual fragrance.
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    Re: Jaipur Edt and Jaipur Edp!!

    I also have heard about how much better the EDP is than the EDT, and the EDT is pretty nice as well. But Jaipur is such a rich and thick fragrance, I wouldn't consider buying the EDT. I've recently...
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    Re: Your "Enough is Enough!" fragrance.

    Same here, after I came across TdH I just stopped my buying and swapping spree big time. Now my standards of buying are much greater.
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    Re: Younger fumeheads... No Respect!

    You know I'm on the opposite end of this. I'm the 21 year old SA that I'm sure most BNers would stay away from and try to talk to my 50 year old fellow SA who knows relatively little about frags...
  18. Re: What COLORS do you see in Platinum Egoiste? Or anything?

    Its so citrusy I can't help but think yellow.

    As for TdH, I always think of very rich clay, the vivid moist orange color. The juice is pretty close to that imagery.
  19. Re: Scents that smell like 1) Plywood / lumber at Home Depot, 2) Pine Christmas tree

    I'd have to 2nd Hinoki, Hermes Rocabar (old version more natural smelling), and possibly the Polo variants, I believe explorer and double black?
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    Re: MICHAEL KORS (for men) vs. GUCCI POUR HOMME

    I'm pretty sure you can only find it online and in small shops. None of the big stores carry it anymore.
  21. Re: Fresh/Sporty scent that's a cut above the rest.

    Allure Homme Sport
    Platinum Egoiste
    Silver Mountain Water
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    Re: Dolce and Gabbana Anthology

    Last visit to Nordstrom 1 month ago, the SA tried to push this on me even though I smelled them before and told her. They are very simple scents that are boring and linear. I was glad they didn't...
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    Re: Ooops! Happy Ramadan!

    Thanks to everyone for the best wishes :o

    This is important as Aerandir says, you can easily smell scents on other people as you stand alongside others for long periods of time. At minimum 2...
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    Re: Ineke Derring-Do

    The opening does have resemblance to Cool Water but it dries down partly to a Chrome-like metallic.
  25. Re: Ultimate fresh fragrance that can be had at dillards?

    2nd that
  26. Re: I am in Atlanta, I think i made a mistake with Chanel Egoiste

    Next time I would highly suggest that you spray everything on your skin before deciding if you like it or not, then you can order a small sample/decant or go for the bottle. That will reduce these...
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    Re: Who in the U.S sells Zara?

    Not all Zara stores will have them though, Houston one doesnt. I have found any other retailer other than the official one.
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    Any evidence of fake 2.5oz Creeds?

    I did a search for spotting fake Creeds and the only stories I hear are of 4.0oz bottles. Do counterfeiters bother with the 2.5s or not? I am planning on buying an Original Vetiver from eBay where...
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    Re: What's so fascinating about Serge Lutens?

    The facination is that the Serge Lutens are uncompromising hardcore thick orientals that defy everything that modern, clean, and unoffensive scents stand for. I always get a badass impression...
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    Re: The smell of the First Day of School

    The first morning of schools frequently seems to be damp and slightly misty. A bit of cool air and morning dew.
  31. Re: Anyone seen a Platinum Egoiste with black cap?

    It was on craigslist, it says Platinum Egoiste on the bottle so I'm guessing he just put an Egoiste cap on it but he also says it was new (tester probably). Too bad the Chanel testers just have a...
  32. Anyone seen a Platinum Egoiste with black cap?

    There is a guy trying to sell a P Egoiste but in the picture, the cap is black, not the shiny silver. I have been searching all over the internet trying to find this but I cant. He claims that it is...
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    Re: How is Ambre Extreme?

    Well I finally got my bottle. I'm sad to say but I was a bit disappointed by the notorious "Playdoh" note in here, it dies down after 2 hours but it still lingers around. Also it was a bit too...
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    Re: My niche purchase today :)

    WOW!! sick stuff man, take a few months to enjoy all that, dont buy anything more until then, give your wallet a break :P 12 unique fragrances, if your rate is 1 per month then you already bought a...
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    Re: Acqua di Gio and Bvlgari Aqua

    Same thing, its only after I sampled Aqva alone that I found out the raw, lotion-like sour note. Makes me like Aqva Marine more than Aqva because of that even though Aqva opening is much better.
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    Re: Ambre sultan - horrible experience

    LOL this is amazing
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    Re: Best Bottle (non-Niche)

    I think that language is a bit harsh, we are all expressing our opinions.
  38. Re: Newbie just starting out and needs all the help he can get!

    Some key ones:

    4 Chanels: Allure, Pour Monseiur, Platinum Egoiste, Egoiste
    Dior Homme
    Jaipur Homme
    Terre d'Hermes
    John Varvatos (original and the new Artisan)
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    Re: Ambre sultan - horrible experience

    Ambre Sultan was the first real amber I've tried (also I believe it was the first niche I've tried). It was very strong and powerful but I loved it for that very reason. Its quite present and complex...
  40. Re: Did your favorite scent score on the 9th annual?

    Yes I was quite surprised at the male winners, TdH as much as I like it isn't even talked about that much here. I could understand GIT, A*Men, Dior Homme, but TdH? Best new went to Guerlain Homme,...
  41. Re: Spicy Ginger/Ginger Bread Man Recommendations, Niche only please!

    To be honest I found Allure Homme to be somewhat gingerbreadish but I'm sure the other recommendations are much more accurate.
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    Re: Whats your favorite Artisian??

    whats up with Dzing!? It smells like poo to me lol, being honest
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    Re: The NEW Acqua Di Gio *cough*...

    Wow a shop in Heathrow thought that was a new AdG? And they tried to sell it to you thinking it was a male fragrance?
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    Re: 100 yr old Pure Rose Oil Otto

    Exactly, maybe $200 tops.
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    Re: How is Ambre Extreme?

    Ambre Russe was very smooth, boozy, and slightly spicy. I did like it alot actually but I thought it was a bit too feminine. Out of the ones I've tried, I like AS and Russe the best. I do look...
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    Re: How is Ambre Extreme?

    Will do.
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    Re: How is Ambre Extreme?

    Ah I just got a good deal on AE for $50 shipped 1.7. I'll give it a blind shot, just hope it satisfies my amber needs.
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    Re: Fake Acqua di parma profumo?

    I don't really think anyone would bother to counterfeit that fragrance, it just doesn't sell very much.
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    Re: YSL with M7 went too far with this campaign?

    Its an ad for a cologne, why is there a guys ding dong hanging out for all to see? What is the purpose aside from shock value, and where is the link to the cologne. I want cologne ads to depict...
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    How is Ambre Extreme?

    I am looking for an amber scent to buy soon, my local niche shop has about 25 L'Artisans but not the Ambre Extreme. I've tried MPG and L'eau D'Ambre and both are too soft for me. I like more harsh...
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    Re: Rocabar reformulated?

    ok thanks alot!
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    Re: Czech & Speake sample program

    Ah I ordered 6/7 before they made you pay for shipping and I still haven't gotten my stuff :(
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    Re: Rocabar reformulated?

    Anyone got info on this? I can't wait to make a purchase. Everywhere has the slim bottle, I can't test the older one!
  54. Re: What fragrances I MUST HAVE to balance my wardrobe?

    For amber, most of the ones I've tried are niche. Do you happen to have a Zara store nearby? They have a Ambar that is very cost effective and which gets some praise. I'm just mad that mine doesn't...
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    Re: Best Bottle (non-Niche)

    Dior Homme/sport- gorgeous, modern, and elegant.
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    Re: Clive Christian No. 1

    When I tried on a spray, it didn't feel anymore special than a standard niche. Not really that distinctive either. Lastly, it didn't last very long considering its a EDP.
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    Rocabar reformulated?

    I read an earlier thread on the revival of the Hermes mens line and it notes that Equipage and Bel Ami were both reformulated. Was Rocabar changed too? I saw it in the new slim bottle at Neimans but...
  58. Re: What fragrances I MUST HAVE to balance my wardrobe?

    You could possibly get an amber or musk based scent
  59. Re: Looking for a new fragrance - Allure Homme Sport, Bvlgari Aqua or other?

    Do you like the drydown of Bvlgari Aqva? I thought I liked the fragrance for months until I gave it a sample wearing, after 1 hour, it turns into a lotion-like smell that I can't stand. Try Aqva...
  60. Re: Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme Limited Edition Scuba

    Thats just the limited edition packaging, its not a new scent.
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    Re: Scents that smell like forest?

    Rocabar from Hermes. Pretty piney/cedar.
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    Kieh's essential oils

    Here are some essential oils not in the database, they can be found on their site

    Amber 1978
    Chinese Flowers 1979
    Gardenia 1975
    Grapefruit 1976
    Musk 1921
    Pear 1977
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    Re: Local seller, are these prices possible?

    Yeah I'll pass on them, I don't really like any of them very much anyways, just thought they were amazing deals.
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    Local seller, are these prices possible?

    Ok so there is this seller on craigslist that is offering full, retail packaged bottles of many designers for $25 each. The seller claims all are 3.3oz but some don't come in 3.3, oh well. I am very...
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    Re: 1 niche vs. 3 standard

    No kidding, same here.
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    Re: S O T D - Friday 10th July, 2009

    Sample vial of Kenzo Power, I love florals and this could be my next frag

    http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/1241/kenzopower.jpg
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    Re: 1 niche vs. 3 standard

    Well I always categorize fragrances to what role they play, scents that are proper for a certain weather, temperature, or occasion. Also some may have a certain ingredient that I really want to...
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    Re: Aramis is only for dad?

    It has been that image of Aramis that I haven't tried any of their fragrances yet, I just know I'm going to be disappointed, but after this thread I guess I will go out and try them. Just from the...
  69. Re: What do you recommend for a 14yr old boy/lad?

    Its gotta have a name that he recognizes, else he will shrug it off. Celubuscents and popular designers are the way to go. He wont care what it smells like as long as its decent.
  70. Re: Starting my wardrobe, need "sexy" going out fragrance

    Such a hot seller, both Nordstrom and Macys push The One on me when I go, also the ads are everywhere. Although I can't speak from personal experience, to me its probably widely popular and common.
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    Re: Ja´pur Homme EDP bottle

    Our department stores that carry EDP have the 3.4 priced at $124 and $140 for the metal case.
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    Re: Ja´pur Homme EDP bottle

    Jaipur isnt a frag to be counterfeited, there just isnt the demand for it. I have just done a bit of looking and I found that both 1.7 and 3.3 EDTs can come in either frosted or not. The font is...
  73. Thread: my collection

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    Re: my collection

    wow so many old school frags, do you have any newer ones? not saying that newer is necessarily better but you're missing out on so many frags
  74. Re: 25 Bottles of 'Calvin' by CK on Aussie ebay!

    Well just gotta be smart about it. Buying from low feedback already a warning. And #2 if the seller is selling more than 1 of the same frag, and hes not a power seller fragrance outlet, then it has a...
  75. Re: 25 Bottles of 'Calvin' by CK on Aussie ebay!

    0 feedback selling 25 bottles of original Calvin. Its a big risk right there.
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    Re: Ja´pur Homme EDP bottle

    Its legit. The EDTs can come in frosted or not depends on size I think. The difference is that the EDP has gold lettering on the front. Just saying, people dont counterfeit low demand fragrances, and...
  77. Re: Time Machine: if you could send back Acqua di Gio to Jacques Guerlain...

    I do see the vast amount of generic fresh scents spawned by AdG's success and the overtaking of the industry with this new genre. However, say if AdG had a different name and was made by say Creed or...
  78. Re: How much have you spent on fragrance in your lifetime?

    Only about $120 for my broke college ass, thats because I make sure to sell anything I don't like anymore, and most of my sales are profit. Infact if all goes well in the next few days I should net...
  79. Re: Got some money... to buy two Creeds or others?

    I agree with AromiErotici - get fragrances of different genres, effectively making your wardrobe more versatile. Spend $50 as suggested on samples of obtainable and cost effective frags, don't get...
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    Poll: Re: Recommendation for Chanel scents

    ^ I don't think op would be willing to shell out so much money since he didn't incluce AHS for price reasons.

    But I also find that Egoiste and AHS Edition Blanche is more expensive than the...
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    Re: hey any suggestions?

    To be honest I don't think either one of those would fit you. Brit would come off too feminine for a 15 year old (heck I'm even scared to wear it and I'm 21) and Varvatos is too mature (leather,...
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    Re: Dumb things customers say...

    LOL

    all I've seen are where people spray on a frag on a card and immediately smell it and decide whether they like it or not. Another instance was where the SA recommended a guy Versace Dreamer...
  83. Re: Encre Noire - it's great stuff, but revolutionary?

    Its a wonderful scent, but not really revolutionary. I prefer Sycomore but for the price of EN, its hard to beat. I don't know if I'm the only one but I find resemblance with TdH vetiver and EN...
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    Re: That's IT: Gootch 2 wins

    ^ Will try again lol.
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    Re: Gay Manhattan - 'Da BOMB!

    Closest thing is Boss in Motion, but that looks pretty sick and WILL get you stopped at any security checkpoint.
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    Re: That's IT: Gootch 2 wins

    Its smooth and a nice fragrance. When I tried it, it was a bit feminine to me and thats why I didn't like it enough to buy it.
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    Re: Fragrance Nightmares

    Being so overwhelmed by the vast number of niches that I have yet to try, or will never get a chance to try. I mean you can try a popular frag in a niche line and you may like it, but how do you know...
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    Re: Wearing a bracelet on your left arm -

    ^ Same here
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    Re: Scarves for men?

    Just my opinion, to me men who wear scarves look metro, not necessarily gay. Either way its a style, some like it, some don't. I personally think it makes people look weak being so cooped up, afraid...
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    Re: Advice for a novice?

    If you are new to scents, I'd highly advise to explore the designer world before you venture into niche. Go a big mall with a few perfume stores and try on a bunch of stuff.
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    Re: Your top 3 everyday, workhorse fragrances.

    Terre d'Hermes
    L'eau par Kenzo
    Platinum Egoiste
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    Re: Stupid question regarding A*men...

    Yeah the spray mechanism of the A*Men/B*Men is the worst I've seen so far.
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    Re: The Ultimate Nag Champa fragance

    what is nag champa
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    Re: Stupid question regarding A*men...

    Yeah if you on a budget the 100mL A*Men refill goes from $20-25 shipped on eBay, I pass them up literally every 1-2 days.
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    Re: Stupid question regarding A*men...

    Yeah its like the Jaipur, you put the refill in the metal case. The black rubber one can't be refilled. Thats the bad part, the metal one is rare and expensive.
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    Re: which would you choose?

    nah lol he loves AdG and Bvlgari Aqva so I bought him a bottle of AdG and he wears it religiously
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    Re: which would you choose?

    ^I personally don't think Chrome is all that safe of a frag. I always found it very musty and metallic smelling. My noob brother who knows nothing about scents also feels the same way after I got him...
  98. Re: How much is Green Irish Tweed like Coolwater?

    I really doubt people can tell the difference between the two. Thats the sad part about it.
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    Re: Fragrance for the Uninitiated

    Yes you will find a few stores that carry a few niche brands. I mentioned 2 places meaning the Galleria Saks/Neiman and Kuhl Linscomb (the W Alabama one). I don't know about the River Oaks one. But...
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    Re: HEAT WAVE!!! Suggestions?

    Fellow Houstonian lol :P You think Platinum Egoiste works well in this crazy heat wave? I've tried it before and it didn't seem that bad to me but I don't know what others are thinking when I am near...
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