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    Re: Ultimate strength!

    kouros
  2. Re: Vetiver based fragrance for young professional?

    Vettiveru by CdG is hard to beat as a work fragrance for an office environment. It is clean, unobtrusive, and different enough from most anything others around you will be wearing. For something a...
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    Re: Cool Water alternative?

    I recommend that you track down Commes des Garcon Vettiveru.
  4. Re: Summer Niche Fragrance For The Pickiest Person In The World (ME)

    Ambre 114 works well in the heat of summer.
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    Re: Helmut Lang Cuiron - My 1st Impression

    Cuiron is horrid stuff; Helmut Lang did the world a favor when Cuiron was discontinued.
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    Re: Any fragrances that smell like gas (Fart)?

    Methane has no smell (and is a minor component in flatus); the odorants in flatus are a variety of sulfur based compounds, with dimethyl disulfide being one of the major odorants.
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    Re: totally strange topic in the male forum

    First of all, I don't think that you will get your sister to mend her ways; if she truly believes that she has better taste than you in perfumes then nothing that you get her will make her think...
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    Re: New Niche Line EgoFacto

    I've tested the a couple of the others of the line and as a whole they are nothing to really get excited about.

    Sacre Couer has a few similarties to Euphoria, especially in the top/mid notes. Its...
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    Re: Can't there at least be one house?

    I'd say that is more personal than subjective. Subjective implies that the variations are purely perceptual; factors that are not subjective like humidity, temperature, wind conditions, skin type,...
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    Re: What's the best CREED Fragrance?

    The best Creed fragrance is the one that capturs your imagination the most.

    Asking a question like this on a board that has several hundred active members, you will end up with just about every...
  11. Re: Any Beautiful Smells in Nature, that have yet to been fully utilized in Perfume

    The scent of magnolia fruit is something I would like to see used in perfumery.
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    Re: Musc Ravageur on a 19 year old?

    If you have to ask then the answer is always no. If you thought that you could comfortably wear Musc Ravaguer then you would not need to ask.
  13. Poll: Re: How many fragrances should a man have in their collection to NOT get sick of any of them?

    I don't think that there is amagic number. If you want to keep the number of bottles under control, start sampling. Yes, it can also be expensive but if you procure samples and/or decants...
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    Re: Top 3 favorite spice notes?

    Saffron, Nutmeg (or mace), grains of paradise.
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    Re: summer tea fragrances???

    The Hyperessence Matale is also good.
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    Re: Vetiver & Latte Candy

    The Jo Malone fragrance is nice enough; it is a sweet coffee note (not really black coffee at all, it reminds me of a coffee flavored icing) on top of a slightly smoky-woody vetiver. Personally I...
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    Re: Frags with sillage that comes and goes.

    Lez Nez's Antimatiere does this.
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    l'habit vert.

    As I was searching for information on Etienne Gilson, a 20th Century historian of philosophy, I came across information about the French Academy. This is a learned body, charged with preserving and...
  19. Re: Challenging the Sacred Cow: Is Mitsouko actually all that?

    In short, no. It was groundbreaking in its day but that day has long passed.
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    Re: What's Your Best Amber Scent?

    Ambre 114 is my favorite amber by far, followed by MPG Ambre Precieux. Ava Luxe's Ambra Tibet is worth seeking out, it is a dry spicy amber.
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    Re: Here's what I need to find..

    Black Afghano smells nothing like hash.
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    Re: Buyer Beware - The Perfumed Court (dot) Com

    TPC is a very reputable company, one that provides a valuable service and does so in a professional manner. I have ordered over 200 samples and decants and I have never had a single problem. It...
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    Re: Buyer Beware - The Perfumed Court (dot) Com

    Exactly. This is a problem that should have been dealt with between the OP and the company itself.
  24. Re: Colognes the COMPLETE opposite of refined and sophisticated...........

    Any cologne that has been oversprayed fits the category; refinement and sophistication has more to do with how one wears a fragrance than it does with the fragrance itself.
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    Re: Il Profumo Fragrances

    I have tried Cafe Vert, Ambre d'Or, Chocolat Amere and Vetiver di Java. Of the four I have tried, I enjoy Chocolat Amere the most; the chocolate is tempered with enough spice and woodsy notes to...
  26. Re: colognes that you dislike that you used to like

    Just about everything by Serge Luten except Vetiver Oriental, Fumerie Turque, MKK, and Serge Noire. While I still think that the majority of the SL line is well made, I do not want them anywhere near...
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    Re: yout top 5 most overrated fragrances.

    I'm not sure that is really the case. I listed a couple of scents that I really like as being over-rated and there are many more that I wear regularly that I think get way too much attention on...
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    Re: Fragrances with cookie smell

    Hermes Ambre Narguille smells a lot like baked goods (spice cookies) straight out of the oven on my skin.
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    Re: top 5 most underrated colognes

    HdP Jules Verne
    CdG Vettiveru
    Monsieur Balmain
    Guerlain Coriolan
    Dana English Leather
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    Re: Philosykos returns to my nose

    Philosykos is a special fragrance and as soon as summer arrives it will be back in my rotation.
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    Re: yout top 5 most overrated fragrances.

    Chergui
    L'air du Desert Marocain
    Green Irish Tweed
    Ambre Sultan
    Mitsouko
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    Re: Are there any colognes with grape?

    I wear this all the time but I have never noticed anything that smells like grapes.
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    Re: Are there any colognes with grape?

    It's not grapey at all. The "chablis" gives the perfume a slightly sweet minerally vegetal note but its not really a grape note.
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    Re: Are there any colognes with grape?

    Ouarzazate? Grape?? :huh:
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    Re: A nice spicy summer fragrance...

    I was going to suggest Comme des Garcons Harissa which is one of my go-to summer scents but the "less than $25" stipulation has me beat.
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    Re: Perfumes for men

    Montale's Red Vetyver, Greyland, Fougere Marine, and Aoud Cuir d'Arabie, Profumum's Fumidus, Acqua di Sale, Antico Caruso are EdP strength and are as masculine as anything out there with "pour homme"...
  37. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/27 Game 61 (Fragrant Four Game, Egoiste vs. LDDM)

    I don't really enjoy either of these fragrances but I chose Egoiste because I don't think LDDM deserves to take it all (which if it progresses to the final will most likely be the case).
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    Re: Men wearing perfume?

    Axyl Grease (noun) - the crud that collects around the spray nozzle of Axe body sprays.
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    Re: Who here wears cologne to bed?

    Like some others here, I only wear scent to bed if the scent is still on my skin from the days wear, or if I am testing the longevity of a new sample. I would never actually put on a full dose of...
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    Re: BMM10: 3/26 Game 61

    Congratulations. Just think, when you get married you will both substantially expand your fragrance wardrobes instantly.
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    Re: Your Go-To Oriental

    Ambre 114 is my go to oriental, with Ambre Precieux coming a close second, and Habit Rouge EdT when I want something a little lighter.
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    Re: What's going on with SL Vetiver Oriental?

    SL puts a different Paris exclusive on the market as an export scent for a period of a few months every year. Vetiver Oriental's turn was in 2008, this year it is MKK. When the export bottles are...
  43. Thread: Ambergris

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    Re: Ambergris

    There are quite a few brokers that buy and sell ambergris so finding a buyer is not that difficult.
  44. Thread: Ambergris

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    Re: Ambergris

    Maybe, maybe not. I was young, maybe 10 or 11, so my hand wasn't that big.
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    Re: How to Ship Creed Flacons??

    Parafilm is the answer. Place the stopper in the flacon securely and then wrap the stopper and the neck of the bottle in parafilm. Wrap the leather hood on top of all that and you should be good to...
  46. Thread: Ambergris

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    Re: Ambergris

    I have never looked for ambergris but I many years ago I found a chunk of what was most likely ambergris as big as my hand on a beach near Wollongong. At the time I thought it was a stinky blob of...
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    Re: Nasomatto NUDA - new fragrance

    It sounds like it could be good. BTW Nasomatto never gives offical notes.
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    Re: 20 Year High School reunion: what to wear?

    I think that Korres Saffron Amber Agarwood Cardamom would be a good match for the event. It is quirky, evolves in a gorgeous but unpredictable and unexpected manner, and doesn't leave a massive wake...
  49. Re: Cuir Ottoman! What is that awesome drydown!

    Cuir Ottoman! What is that awesome drydown!

    ... someone else's cologne. :evil:
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    Re: Danger's of one house collecting!

    It's your collection so you get to define what goes into it. If you want to specialize in one house then by all means do so and make no apology for that fact.
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    Re: What's your impression of "synthetic"?

    Synthetic is an epithet thrown around when there is something in a fragrance that one doesn't like but can't really identify or lacks the vocabulary to describe accurately.
  52. New Parfumerie Generale Limited Edition Fragrances

    Bois Naufrage and Gardenia Grand Soir.

    The description on the website for the Bois Naufrage sound very interesting fleur de sel, ambergris, Carob(?) and driftwood.
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    Re: The scent of Dove soap

    puro lino
  54. Re: Laboratorio Olfattivo + Something For PG Fans!

    Daimiris does sound like it is right up my alley.
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    Re: Rive Gauche Question(s)

    How many hours of longevity do you get ? All day and then some.

    Is it offensive ? No. But it would be easy to over-spray this fragrance.

    I read that it's a mature fragrance, what do you...
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    Re: Cool Water is the best cologne ever.

    I'm glad you like it but "best cologne ever"? It would be interesting to see if you still think that when you have 500 posts under your belt.
  57. Thread: Courmarine

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    Re: Courmarine

    +1.
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    Re: C&S Cuba - Smells like sh*t!! literally...

    The dirty notes in Cuba combined with the tobacco, rum and spices make it smell like old ashtray on my skin. C&S has a lot of admirers on basenotes but I have not found a single fragrance that I...
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    Re: Do you like this new review format idea ?

    It's not that I don't understand, I just don't think that the way that you have proposed is a very good system. The idea is good, the execution not so much. You asked a simple question and I answered...
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    Re: Do you like this new review format idea ?

    To answer the question "do I like this new review format idea?" I have to say no; at least not with the questions that you have proposed. They are so vague as to be interpreted in many ways; what is...
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    Re: Orientals with an Emphasis on Citrus Notes

    SL Mandarin Mandarine and Omnia Ambra. The first is a sweet candied orange on a background of sweet spices, a touch of smoke and amber, the latter is an oriental gourmand with notes of orange over...
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    Re: Montale's GREYLAND. BO smell?

    Greyland is one of those fragrances that smell markedly different when dabbed onto the skin vs being sprayed. The first time I tried Greyland all I got was a slightly spicy cedat but after I sprayed...
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    Re: Scent to cover up a hangover

    too funny. I don't think that there is anyone in the US that doesn't know of Febreeze.
  64. Thread: Modern EDCs

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    Re: Modern EDCs

    Try Cologne Grand Siecle by Parfumerie Generale, which is a quirky but very well done tweaking of a traditional EdC.
  65. Re: Is there a niche/uncommon cologne that smells like this...?

    The Different Company's Divine Bergamote should fit the bill. Bergamot, neroli, with woody base and the slightest hint of a ginger-type spice note.

    Another that might be worth trying is CdG...
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    Re: Refreshing Scents

    L'erbolario's Energizing EdP in their Aromacosmetic range is possibly the most refreshing fragrance I know. It opens with a big blast of lemon, bergamot and develops into a herbal blend of...
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    Re: Is this the ultimate men's ginger frag ?

    I want to see what Commes de Garcons would create if given a brief for a ginger dominant fragrance.
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    Poll: Re: Best rose scent for men?

    I think that Rose Poivree is a great rose scent for men. It's rosy but not overly so, has enough pepper and dirty notes to make it interesting, and is on the subtle side; you wear it, it does not...
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    Poll: Re: Mugler Cologne VS. Infusion D'Homme

    Lately I have really been enjoying wearing the Prada, so that gets my vote.
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    Re: how to properly aim spritzer/sprayer?

    I thought it wouldn't take long for a comment like this to come up. Great stuff!
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    Re: Best Niche for Under $100?

    If you already know you like Idole then that is what you should consider buying.
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    Re: S O T D - March 3, 2010

    Aoud Cuir d'Arabie by Montale
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    Re: "The Right Stuff"

    Creed Baie de Genievre is another that would seem to be at home amongst your list. This is definitely "classic guy stuff."
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    Re: 'Liquor Note' Fragrances: Any Faves?

    Frapin 1270 is a great boozy fragrance, as is Idole by Lubin. The Idole is much heavier on the booze than the Frapin which the booze plays a smaller role in the overall composition.
  75. Re: Unbelievable! Guess what I found swimming in my new bottle of cologne...

    *Bump*

    I just couldn't resist
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 2nd March 2010

    Montale's Aoud Leather Lime. This absolutely great stuff, the lime reminds me of Rose's Lime juice and adds a nice touch of freshness to the aoud/leather combo.
  77. Poll: Re: BMM10: Games 1-4 (Rive Gauche, No. 88, Polo, Heritage, and more!)

    It's a game people; who cares if you haven't smelt both fragrances in each match up. Your lack of a vote today could mess up your chances of points later on in the tourney.
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    Re: Request for help

    Try Havana
  79. Poll: Re: BMM10: Games 1-4 (Rive Gauche, No. 88, Polo, Heritage, and more!)

    +1.
  80. Re: What is the longest lasting Creed Fragrance for Men

    If you are flying into Port Hedland or the Newman mine something light is a must. Re-apply if you have to, it is not a crime. I'd suggest Royal Water or Green Valley.
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    Re: S o t D - Monday, 1st March 2010

    Today: Black Cafe Vetiver by Jo Malone
    Yesterday: PG Cuir Venenum
  82. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    PG Cadjmere
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    Re: Best vetiver

    To tell you the truth it depends on the day. Today I wore Black Cafe Vetiver by Jo Malone because I wanted a sweeter take on vetiver. Two days ago it was Guerlain's Vetiver that took my fancy. But...
  84. Re: The reason I prefer to read favorable reviews

    That first assumption is a huge one, and one that might not correalate with the realities of the perfumer's work. The creation that the perfumer intended to create and the fragrance that ended up...
  85. Re: BMM10 Prediction Contest & Schedule of Events

    25 competitors this year should make for some close competition. Let the games begin!!
  86. Re: Another look at the designer vs. niche debate: Does it have to do with perception?

    There are probably thousands of posters that posted 10, 20 maybe even 100 posts yet are not hobbyists but just interested consumers who want to be a little more informed than others. The act of...
  87. Re: Another look at the designer vs. niche debate: Does it have to do with perception?

    If my hobby were collecting exotic cars from the 40's would I be denying myself pleasure because I refused to buy a 1954 Corvette? Or if I collected watches and decided that I did not even want to...
  88. Re: Another look at the designer vs. niche debate: Does it have to do with perception?

    The fact that one ends up on basenotes does not mean that one is a hobbyist. Just think basenotes has 30,000 + members (partly for the fact that one cannot cancel one's membership) yet there ios a...
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    Re: Request for help

    Nasomatto Duro sounds like it would fit your personality to a T. This is a rather somewhat linear but uncompromising fragrance that is all wood, leather and aoud; nothing clean or aquatic with this...
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    Masik Collegiate Fragrances

    Ever wonder what the essence of LSU or UNC smells like? Now you can experience the scent of these schools. Masik Collegiate Fragrances are producing an ever expanding line of "campus" scents;...
  91. Re: Another look at the designer vs. niche debate: Does it have to do with perception?

    Why? What sets basenoters apart from the rest of the consuming public? It's not like we join basenotes and our psychology changes with the press of a button.



    The simple fact remains that...
  92. Re: What makes you guys buy so many fragrances?

    3 or 4 bottles means that you can only wear 3 or 4 fragrances, and smell 3 or 4 different ways, which is sort of boring. Let me ask you this; would pare down your wardrobe to only 3 or 4 shirts and...
  93. Re: Another look at the designer vs. niche debate: Does it have to do with perception?

    While price, label, etc should mean nothing, and to many basenoters do mean very lttle, the fact of the matter is that to a huge number of people who buy fragrance these do mean something; in many...
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    Re: Workhorse Niche (not creed)

    I echo mrclmind's question; why not Creed?

    If I were looking for a workhorse type fragrance (one that can be worn whenever and would not seem out of place in black tie or jeans and t-shirt) I'd...
  95. Re: The Hilarious Fragrances Of Etat Libre dOrange

    I've tried 5 of the Bud line and have enjoyed them all.
  96. Re: The Hilarious Fragrances Of Etat Libre dOrange

    I've tried a couple of the line and found the names to be much more inventive than the scents themselves. However, most of them are pleasant enough (although I really don't care for Viergas et...
  97. Re: Which frag has the most diverse descriptions ?

    too funny Jenson. . . too funny. Add Everlast 1910 to the list as well.

    On a serious note, I would expect L'antimatiere to have a lot of differing descriptions given the elusive nature of the...
  98. Re: Has a Fragrance Ever Made You Violently Ill?

    You know you are not supposed to drink the stuff :evil: In all seriousness, your being ill may have nothing to do with the fragrances that you wore.
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    Re: I've got the Itch for a Niche!

    From best to worst. . .

    1) - none of the above
    2) - none of the above
    3) - none of the above
    4) L'air, Chergui, Arabie, Ambre Sultan.

    While none of these fragrances is absolutely horrible...
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    Re: Parfumerie Generale appreciation

    Cuir Venenum is one of those that I think grows on you after a few wears, like many fragrs in the PG line.
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