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  1. Re: i *love* l'eau d'issey, except for the sour topnotes... so, agua de loewe?

    Thanks everyone for the replies, especially Sokkou and LiveJazz.

    I have and love both Issey and Chrome.

    If Agua de Loewe is more similar to Chrome, and also similar to 212 or L'eau par Kenzo...
  2. Re: i *love* l'eau d'issey, except for the sour topnotes... so, agua de loewe?

    Not a single comment?

    Nobody has experience with Agua de Loewe and one of the most popular scents of the last 20 years?

    S
  3. i *love* l'eau d'issey, except for the sour topnotes... so, agua de loewe?

    hello all

    I love l'eau d'issey, to the point where its pretty close to being the perfect scent to me. But, I find that there are some days where it smells quite sour to me. I'm wondering if...
  4. Re: allure homme sport - cilantro in the topnotes?

    aldehydes, gotcha.

    what other scents have aldehydes in the top, so that i can compare them?

    thanks

    S
  5. allure homme sport - cilantro in the topnotes?

    hello all

    i just noticed that there's an "edge" to AHS that I don't really love - to me, it kind of smells like cilantro

    does anyone else notice this?

    S
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver Formulation Test Thread.

    Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I'm curious about differences between "degree of soapiness" between GV editions.

    I ordered a sample of GV from The Perfumed Court in April of this year. It...
  7. boss bottled #6 vs. adidas victory league: longevity and sillage

    Hello all

    Which of adidas victory league and boss bottled #6 has better longevity and sillage? I love the scent of both, and the deciding factor is the aformentioned. Price is certainly a...
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    cusson imperial leather - whats similar?

    Hello All,

    I recently used Cusson's imperial leather shower gel and shampoo, in a bottle that looked similar to this:
    ...
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    Re: Big news for all you YSL L'Homme junkies

    No news on the EDP front?

    S
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    Clinique Chemistry

    Heyo All,

    Why isn't Clinique Chemistry more discussed on this forum?

    Its a great, gingery/soapy/fresh scent that is super hard to dislike. Some have describe it as the best approximation to...
  11. Clinique Chemistry - why is it not talked about?

    moved to the appropriate men's forum...

    can a moderator delete this thread?

    S
  12. Re: Guerlain Vetiver: inconsistent sour drydown?

    Bah, I'm starting to find that the sour drydown is the rule, not the exception. I get two or three hours of a heavenly frag, and then it goes south in a hurry.

    Does anyone experience this...
  13. Re: is l'eau d'issey appropriate for year-round (including winter) wear?

    I wonder if summer scents are easier to use in the winter than winter ones are in summer.

    It seems like a lot of winter scents are heavier and so you have a "physical" impediment, as opposed to...
  14. Re: Guerlain Vetiver: inconsistent sour drydown?

    Well I'm certainly glad to hear that I'm not the only one experiencing this phenomenon. Its so disappointing though, because Guerlain Vetiver was so close to being the ultimate scent for me....
  15. Guerlain Vetiver: inconsistent sour drydown?

    As I've made abundantly clear in previous posts, I love Guerlain Vetiver. But I need to qualify that love now, and I would love your opinions on an issue I've been having.

    I bought myself a 4.2oz...
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    Re: Surprise DKNY purchase...

    I too was remarkably surprised at this scent.

    I can't describe how it smells, I just know that I like it. I'm thinking about a bottle...

    S
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    Re: Alternative for Guerlain Vetiver

    I was once like you... I absolutely *love* Guerlain Vetiver. I honestly think there's no better fragrance. But, I was convinced that it smelled "dated", and I solicited suggestions for other scents...
  18. looking for scent for gf: fresh, light, fruity

    Hello All,

    After having sorted out my own wardrobe, I'd like to find a scent for my girlfriend. She's not much a fragrance type at all, and isn't a fan of classics like No 5 or most Guerlain...
  19. Re: What's your favorite UNIQUE smelling fragrance?

    Dior Fahrenheit
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    Re: is curve popular in Canada?

    This is all certainly welcome news. It seems like the fragrances that people are always complaining about regarding their common usage (Issey, Cool Water, Curve) really aren't used all that much, at...
  21. is l'eau d'issey appropriate for year-round (including winter) wear?

    Hello All,

    In the last couple of months, I've tested dozens of scents, trying to find a select few to include in my wardrobe. I've fallen in love with quite a few, but none more so than L'eau...
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    Re: is curve popular in Canada?

    So many Canadian basenoters and not a single reply?

    S
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    is curve popular in Canada?

    Hi All

    Simple question: is Curve popular in Canada?
    I like the scent, I like the price, and the longevity is remarkably good on me.

    The one hangup I have is its epic popularity. I did a tour...
  24. Re: bvlgari PH, mugler cologne, paul smith story = nausea inducing... what is it?

    Well, I love Guerlain Vetiver, so thats not the trouble...

    Also, doesn't CKone have white musks? I also enjoy that scent. I had my girlfriend try Mugler cologne on her skin and it still smelled...
  25. bvlgari PH, mugler cologne, paul smith story = nausea inducing... what is it?

    Hello All,

    I've been on a search for the perfect daily daytime wear cologne. So far, Guerlain Vetiver has the throne, but I thought that these three - Bvlgari pour homme, Paul Smith Story, and...
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    Re: Your 5 Biggest Disappointments Ever

    In reverse order:

    5. Dior Homme - as others have said, cosmetics counter smell
    4. Egoiste - way too sweet, way too feminine
    3. Terre d'Hermes - overripe/musty oranges that never leave
    2. Rive...
  27. Re: i *love* guerlain vetiver, but it smells like old guy to others... help!

    Vetiver pour elle sounds amazing, but I don't want to try it for fear that I will love it too much and be hooked on something not widely available and a little too expensive...

    I'm curious about...
  28. Re: i *love* guerlain vetiver, but it smells like old guy to others... help!

    Oh, I suppose I should add my other Vetiver (and vetiver-esque) like experiences as well.

    Lanvin Vetyver - doesn't smell like vetiver at all to me, but rather, a nice, pleasant, clean scent. Sort...
  29. Re: i *love* guerlain vetiver, but it smells like old guy to others... help!

    A bit of an update to the saga.

    I tried a few of the "light, leafy, green, fresh" vetiver suggestions, and here's what I thought:

    Zara vetiver - not too shabby. I tried to imagine myself using...
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    Re: Perfect Minimalist Wardrobe

    I found this while browsing around and would love to get more opinions from newer members. I'm aiming for a super minimal wardrobe of 3 or 4 frags, but along the same lines as the categories...
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    Re: Scent of an academician

    I tried Zara Vetiver today for the first time, and its supposedly a copy of Vetiver Hombre, or at least, very similar. I think the same perfumer made both. At any rate, while its pleasant enough, it...
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    Re: Scent of an academician

    Remember too, that "cloying" is a relative term - you decide how much of a frag you spray and where you spray it. Vetiver is one of the few scents that I actually found to be *not* cloying and...
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    Re: Scent of an academician

    The tobacco note in Vetiver is gorgeous. You won't even remotely smell like a smoker - I despise that smell myself personally, and I would never wear anything that reminded me of smoking. A couple of...
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    Re: Scent of an academician

    Guerlain Vetiver.

    Its classy, masculine, and understated. Its fresh, works in all situations, and always smells great.

    Chrome wouldn't be a bad choice either, but it doesn't strike me as...
  35. Re: Does anyone actually *love* Guerlain Vetiver?

    Its great to see that other BNers like this not just because it must be had in any serious collection, but because people legitimately love the fragrance. Good to see that its the favorite of many...
  36. Re: i *love* guerlain vetiver, but it smells like old guy to others... help!

    I found this post in another thread, and I think its very worth quoting in the context of this thread. Basically, my search for the "perfect" fragrance (I'm pretty sure) will culminate in me wearing...
  37. Re: Vetiver Redux-Update (five new scents added!)

    Excellent, excellent thread.

    I too would like to see how Encre Noir stacks up against the rest of the Vetivers.

    In my limited testing, Guerlain's Vetiver reigns supreme.

    S
  38. Does anyone actually *love* Guerlain Vetiver?

    It seems like that most threads that focus on Guerlain Vetiver are filled with comments suggesting that the scent is a classic, and must be experienced because of its part in scent history. In...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT>>> May 2009

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
    Versace the Dreamer
  40. Re: i *love* guerlain vetiver, but it smells like old guy to others... help!

    Update to the saga.

    My quest was to acquire a small but versatile wardrobe of 4 or 5 fragrances that encompass all situations. I just bought two that I loved (Guerlain Vetiver and Versace...
  41. Poll: Re: My wife won't "alllow" me to buy fragrances for the next 6 months

    Sell the 6 bottles of Pi for a profit on eBay. Tell her it was a business venture.

    S
  42. Re: i *love* guerlain vetiver, but it smells like old guy to others... help!

    Excellent posts everyone, thank you very much for the advice and links.

    DustB - yours was a particularly excellent point. You can never discount the power of associative learning...

    It seems...
  43. Re: i *love* guerlain vetiver, but it smells like old guy to others... help!

    Hah!

    I went through an early phase on basenotes, when I tried a lot of the best selling classics - Cool Water, Aqua di Gio, Romance, Polo, etc etc. Then I basically lost interest in scents...
  44. i *love* guerlain vetiver, but it smells like old guy to others... help!

    Hello All,

    I've been on a search for a nice, small fragrance wardrobe that I absolutely love and is versatile enough for all situations... 4 scents or so, good for winter night/winter day, summer...
  45. new member with questions: everyday winter and summer frags for a guy?

    Hi All,

    I'm new to this place, and from browsing thus far it seems like a very well informed community. I've been buying "mini" colognes (~5 mL) from ebay to try out some of the more popular...
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