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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Thanks. On its way, I’ll be reporting back :thumbsup:
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    I managed to grab a bottle of Angel Men also, very excited https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200121/e8c8fb7a2c977f2918873c129cd6d100.jpg
  3. Re: Observtion on Bogart Pour Homme, which arrived today

    The question is, which part of Bogart Pour Homme’s development smells like Lynx Africa? Bogart Pour Homme is a highly evolving scent, starting as a barbershop, then resembling Mugler Pure Havane,...
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    Re: Niche fragrances similar to Joop homme?

    They do in the drydown grasshopper
  5. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    One Man Show. So much fun for the money.
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    Re: Niche fragrances similar to Joop homme?

    Nishane Karagoz
  7. Re: Howcome Hermes Voyage Parfum doesnt get much love?

    Its basically a cardamom heavy, traditional, boring eau de cologne with the usual poor performance eau de colognes have. A massive misfire by Hermes.
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    Re: Everybody Hates Hugo Boss

    I thought Dark Blue had some fans, the one in the cocktail shaker bottle.

    And the original Boss Bottled is a classic. Boss Bottled Oud is good too.

    The real problem is that their catalogue is...
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    Re: Wow Dior Homme 2020!

    I think the furore is more over the discontinuation of the metrosexual original. Its good to hear people are liking the new version
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    Re: Amouage Bracken reformulation?

    Bracken Man’s drydown has always been weak. Once the clove dries off, it’s a skin scent.
  11. Re: Where did this smell originate? 70's-80's..?

    I agree it smells like a descendent of 80s powerhouses. But at every stage it copies those powerhouses using different notes. The great oak moss fragrances of the past had a similar nose curlingly...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Interesting and concerning, because Colonia Ambra is a thick grey ambergris for winter, GiT is meant to have a clean white ambergris.
  13. Re: Something comparable to Gucci by Gucci for men?

    With the mention of Aventus, I remembered Micallef has a variation on Aventus that has the same smoky cypress note from Gucci by Gucci, it’s called Royal Vintage. Highly recommend.
  14. Re: Something comparable to Gucci by Gucci for men?

    John Varvatos Vintage smells similar but it suffers from the same longevity issues. other than that, there is not much else. It’s a unique mix for a cypress frangrance.

    The vintage versions of...
  15. Re: Creed Pure White Colone vs MFK Aqua Universalis

    Both highly competent but I prefer PWC
  16. Re: Your 2019 Fragrance Highlights and Accomplishments!!!

    For me 2019 was about repurchasing great fragrances that had been previously sold to fund my ROJA acquisitions in 2017 and 2018.
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    Re: Red Giorgio Beverly Hills vs Devin Aramis

    In the first 10 minutes they have similarities, but after that they deviate.
  18. Re: 2020 - What is the ONE fragrance you most hope to add to your collection?

    Tuscan Leather Intense will be a must in 2020.
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    Re: Layton is such a compliment getter

    Have you ever tipped in America? Because your location is UK. Good service in the US = 20% tip, which is essentially $10 for a fairly standard $50 meal for two in NYC as an example
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    Re: Layton is such a compliment getter

    Was this in the US? Would explain a lot. We don’t pay tips here where I am.

    Personally I am not a big fan. That coffee against the woody aromachems is a bit stomach churning.

    Costume...
  21. Re: Has a new Emperor been crowned? Caesars Man Cologne is back, or is it?

    Caesar’s was rubbish, and sounds like it remains rubbish. Just buy Drakkar Noir or upgrade to Duc de Vervin, both are significantly better even in their current formulations.
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    Re: Fragrances with Ambrette as a key note

    Roja Musk Aoud does ambrette to perfection
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    Re: Modern powerhouse men's frags?

    New York Intense
    Floris 1962
    Eau Sauvage Parfum
    Clive Christian 1872
    Roja Dove Fetish
    Bottega Veneta Extreme
    Aventus
    Cedrat Boise
    Roger & Gallet Open Black
    Amouage Bracken Man
  24. Re: Guerlain Women’s Fragrances Men Easily Wear?

    None of them come across as masculine to me, nor are they something I would be comfortable to wear. Not Shalimar, not Jicky. Just because these fragrances are now rarely worn by women does not make...
  25. Re: Roja amber Aoud, UAE Aoud, Musk Aoud or Aoud

    UAE has a dry resinous aspect to it that surprised me. Just be prepared for it, its not your typical rose oud, its very middle-eastern in feel, or at least what I perceive as middle eastern because...
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    Re: Has anyone done a 'Quest for Incense' thread?

    The problem with incense in a perfume is that a liquid can never deliver the full smoky experience. Normally, the note is acrid and dry, giving a feel of charred leftovers. These “quests for...
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    Re: Equus - voilet note

    Agree on all points, there is a well blended violet leaf note.
  28. Re: Roja amber Aoud, UAE Aoud, Musk Aoud or Aoud

    They are all rose ouds, but Aoud has dried fruit notes and incense, Amber Aoud is brightened by white ambergris, Musk Aoud has incredibly sensual ambrette seed, and UAE is so big and bold that it...
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    Re: Fragrances and the Workplace

    Cheap designers are the biggest source of irritation for me at work. Smelling those scratchy woods, bubblegum tones, and fishy calone notes (yes you guys trying to get your YouTube swagger on with...
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    Re: Avon mens colognes,are they any good?

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191220/c6e7737c191526106a740a510e350dfc.jpg
  31. Re: please can you talk about your experiences of Bowling Greene?

    I found it nice to wear but the sillage was not as pleasant. If I walked into a room where I had sprayed, it wasnt great. Sure, it is as good as fragrances 4 times its price, but it is so cheap that...
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    Re: 2019 Year in Review - What did you wear?

    I wore New York Intense, Roja Amber Aoud and 1872 about a dozen times each.
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    Re: Montale Brown Aoud

    That’s a likely explanation, the Montale International exclusives got the snip on Fragrantica a long time ago presumably because of the ongoing dispute
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    Re: how many sprays of TF lost cherry?

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    LOL yes could be right. No amount of sprays can extend the life of a note. Lost Cherry is one of those fragrances where a respray is needed after an hour to bolster the base notes so that they...
  35. Re: Where is everyone buying their Mugler Cuir Impertinent?

    That would be fantastic if you happen to be popping by, Melbourne CBD is not very well stocked, we only recently received the PdMs.
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    Re: How good is Amouage Figment Man?

    I do enjoy it from time to time but I can certainly understand the comments about it smelling like piss and insecticide.
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    Re: how many sprays of TF lost cherry?

    I would go 6 if you go 3 on BR540
  38. Where is everyone buying their Mugler Cuir Impertinent?

    I’m very keen on a bottle of Cuir Impertinent but there are no distributors in Australia. Anyone know where I might have some luck?
  39. Re: Do youtube fragrance reviewers really have any influence?

    They have become shills.

    And shame on the brands who shower these under-employed half-wits with freebies rather than looking after their regular customers.

    I was so disappointed to see Roja...
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    Re: 'Fahrenheit Day' on Monday, 14th Dec 2015......

    Gee whiz, Fahrenheit Day was a bit of a fail. We did knock off Aventus in most worn, but Egoist sits on top. I guess can’t complain about Egoist sitting at 25 wears, but c’mon fellas, what...
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    Re: Fragrances you bought - 2019

    We’ll just assume all new releases except Tom Ford and Aramis :laugh:
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    Re: Fragrances you bought - 2019

    A pretty good year without going overboard:

    Floris 1962
    Milano Cento
    Rogue Mousse Illuminee, Tabac Vert
    Olfactive Studio Woody Mood
    Fort & Manle Maduro
    Gucci Pour Homme 1976
    Dior Eau Sauvage...
  43. Re: Uh oh.. Massive fragrance changes in 2021/2022. (opoponax, jasmine, ylang ylang)..

    Amouage Interlude might be done for good then.

    Most Chanels may have already been planned ahead, would certainly explain why the EDP exclusives are rubbish
  44. Re: Anyone else dislike amber as a note in men's fragrances?

    I enjoy amber as long as it is not the type that has a powdery drydown.
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    Re: 'Fahrenheit Day' on Monday, 14th Dec 2015......

    Happy Fahrenheit Day, going to get it on this evening.
  46. Re: PDM - Are they bribing all the youtubers or something?

    Yeah good point about Katie Puckrik, she was a very authentic reviewer.
  47. Re: No wonder my Gucci Envy for Men doesn't last... (FAKE)

    Envy is going for $600 here in Australia ($420USD, confirmed sales), faking makes a lot of sense.
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    Re: Sandalwood struggle

    As I’ve sad before, there’s many graves along the path to finding a great sandalwood fragrance. Using sandalwood to guide you down a path of discovery is a risky choice, best to choose an easier...
  49. Re: Best all-around of the YSL upmarket scents (such as Tuxedo and Velours)

    Splendid Wood would be my choice also. All the newer releases are very boring and cliche. You can but Splendid Spod very cheap if you find one of the old style bottles.
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    Re: Interview Fragrance Advice

    No fragrance. Focus on your outfit, shoes, socks, hair and nails.
  51. Re: Blind buy: Hommage Voyageur - what am I in for!

    I found it ok, a bit bland. Much prefer the original
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    Re: My dirt cheap favorite tobacco scents

    Oh yeah I remember that older thread, my contributiom was Feuilles de Tabac by Miller Harris, 50ml can be found cheaply and its top quality stuff if you are looking for a real “soliflore” approach...
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    Re: Parfums De Marly - Layton - Longevity issues?

    Well, whatever small interest I had in PdM is now completely wiped out. With the prices being charged they should be able to match the bath in the tester to the batch in the sale stock.

    I...
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    Re: 'Fahrenheit Day' on Monday, 14th Dec 2015......

    Count me in, let’s knock Aventus off the top spot for this month’s most worn! :evil:
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Eau Sauvage Parfum 2012 on a hot summer’s morning here in the southern hemisphere. In the train. As much as I love it, it should be strictly for winter!
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    Re: Caron Yatagan discontinued???

    Last I heard Caron had to destroy stock for non-compliance with IFRA or something similar. Reforms will surely be on the way.
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    Re: Aramis Special Blend (2019)

    This has been on Australian shelves for a few weeks and I have had a full wearing. Its nice, well composed as expected for an Aramis, quite woody and spicy in the first couple of hours, lots of...
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    Poll: Re: Reflection Man vs Myths Man | Amouage

    Myths is great for me but Reflection Man has the broader appeal and should be prioritised in building an Amouage collection.
  59. What is your worst used fragrance purchase experience?

    Today I received a used bottle of TF Tobacco Vanille that arrived wrapped in an envelope that was filled with what appeared to be the dusty contents of a use vacuum bag. The bottle itself was...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Young lady Heading to the office was wearing a heavy application of No.5 EDP and pulled it off brilliantly. The train filled with a cloud of golden sparkly champagne tinged florals.

    When I got to...
  61. Re: Latest Tiffany Masculine Fragrance - Tiffany & Love For Him!

    Would make a good stocking filler :thumbsup:
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Mancera Black Line. Mancera sure know there way around a jammy leathery rose note with a smooth dry down.
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    Re: Favorite pine/fir scents

    From most expensive to least expensive, all full bottle worthy:

    Roja Dove Reckless Pour Homme
    Tom Ford Bois Marocain
    Tom Ford Italian Cypress
    Floris 1962
    Rogue Mouse Illuminee
    Roger & Gallet...
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    Re: Fallen in love with two

    I wore Eldo Rien and appreciated the leather note but then my wife said it smelled strongly of cat urine, which I am glad to say I have never smelled, bit she became very familiar with growing up.
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    Re: Why is Amouage Myths Man so underrated?

    Its my second most worn Amouage, great development, great performance. Clothes smell nice the next day, which is a test that only great fragrances pass.
  66. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Pure Havane. It was 5 hours into the wear and the drydown was like an extra pillow of comfort.
  67. Re: 5 fragrance recommendations for someone who likes Zino Davidoff

    +1.

    Also:

    Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    Mancera the Aoud
    Montale Black Aoud
    Kilian Incense Oud
    Fort & Manle Harem Rose.
  68. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Tom Ford Italian Cypress 50ml in the original paper label bottle, used, 98% full.

    Tom Ford Ombre Leather 100ml used, missing a few sprays.

    Mugler Cologne in the original 100ml bottle, new.

    ...
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    Re: Most worn in November 2019

    Floris 1962 - 5 wears
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    Re: Rogue Perfumery Your Favorites?

    I tried a few others this weekend:

    Tabac Vert: seems to share the tobacco/woody/leathery accord from Zoologist Rhinoceros, but here it is introduced by very vintage feeling citruses (very unique)...
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    Re: Latest Diptyque Release - Eau Capitale!

    Α Diptyque rose/patch? Yes very interested, especially after they did such a great job with Tempo
  72. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    I certainly spend all my time here seeking out classic masculine powerhouses, particular modern niche interpretations. In fact I would be partly responsible for the uptick in discussion here, as...
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    Re: Oud For Greatness - Initio?

    I’m weary of this one, lots of youtubers flashing their shiny free bottles.
  74. Re: Third Man and Havana arrived yesterday, so a few words for each one.

    When you say flowery, do you mean from the orris/iris? Is it too powdery?
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    Re: Latest Atelier Cologne - Rose Smoke!

    Some of these exclusives are thrown together on a tight budget. On the way out of Amouage, Christopher Chong talked about how the Rose Incense exclusive for Selfridges was created in a fraction of...
  76. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Gucci Nobile!
  77. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Balenciaga PH, Mazzolari Lui and Dior Leather Oud thanks very much :thumbsup:
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    Re: Your top 10 of this decade (2010 - 2019)

    I haven’t included flankers of pre-2010 releases (Sorry New York Intense, Bel Ami Vetiver and Eau Sauvage Parfum!)

    Aventus
    Floris 1962
    Nasomatto Baraonda
    MFK Masculin Pluriel
    MFK Oud Satin...
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    Re: Rogue Perfumery Your Favorites?

    Derviche is brilliant as a unisex floral/vanilla/tobacco/cinnamon with a rubbery leather note. A compliment getter. I am testing four others this week.
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    Re: Restoration of adulterated bottles

    I have absolutely thought about refilling emptying bottles. Anyone have any success?
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I snuck this one into my work rotation one day, could have been a Tom Ford Private Blend. I normally stay several price categories above this for work, but I hold Quorum in high regard. All day...
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    Re: Has Azzaro Wanted been reformulated?

    Its ok, plenty of scratchy designers going around atm. It’s seems IFRA has no concerns with newly discovered and patented, atomic-powered, scratchy woody notes that can almost be heard buzzing off...
  83. Re: Latest Tiffany Masculine Fragrance - Tiffany & Love For Him!

    A bit better...More like an entry level BMW 3 series with cloth seats :laugh:.
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    Re: NEW: Mancera - Black Gold!

    Interesting, I havent tried Amouage Beach Hut Man, but Black Gold certainly reminds me a lot of citrus aromatic fougeres. Its not a clone but certainly in the same neghbourhood as things like...
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    Re: Sung Homme vintage vs current

    Thats pretty consistent with all new reformulations, you could say they are smoother, you could also say they are low definition. I personally dont like Sung Homme, I think it is a budget version of...
  86. Re: What are some good Vanilla scents for under $100.

    Agreed :thumbup:
  87. Re: Latest Tiffany Masculine Fragrance - Tiffany & Love For Him!

    Yeah I quite liked this too. Nothing outstanding but a competent fragrance.
  88. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I’ll take Danny’s Michael for Men 2001 since it’s a bit hard to get these days
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    Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    Now that the community is growing these YouTube “reviewers” are getting freebies much like the cosmetics reviewers. Can’t trust the guys with big subscriber numbers. Even if they think they are not...
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    Re: Aramis Devin Country cologne then and now

    Thanks for reporting. Confirms that Aramis has taken care of their fragrances. I have this and enjoy it from time to time
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    Re: Latest Thierry Mugler - A*Men Ultimate!

    Yikes, not promising. I might buy this one just for the gorgeous bottle and because I am an A*men fanboy
  92. Re: Rentless - Gorilla Perfume at Lush...... opinions

    I too was intrigued by Rentless after seeing Sebastian review it in YouTube. I Was not impressed. Sebastian loves patchouli is his views are somewhat biased. I like patchouli too but Rentless had...
  93. Re: Has Dolce & Gabbana - The One lost its relevance among fragrance enthusiasts?

    In part it might also have to do with the fact that The One is a tobacco fragrance that appealed heavily to the “bros” in the community, and now Herod has stepped into that space. There’s been a...
  94. Re: Has Dolce & Gabbana - The One lost its relevance among fragrance enthusiasts?

    I think it’s a well understood fragrance that doesn’t warrant much further discussion. But the combination of amber, ginger, cardamom and tobacco is undoubtedly a winner and I have been considering...
  95. Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    Dior Homme Intense is perfectly acceptable for a first date. I am not sure how old you are but consider something more mature, fresher if you are over 30. I myself am 37 and only wear Dior Homme...
  96. Re: Which scent is closest to Straight To Heaven?

    Tom Ford Oud Wood, Guerlain LIDGE, Dior Homme all straddle that balance between similar but different, all are woody orientals
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    Re: What color would Amouage Memoir Man be?

    Army colours: faded greens, browns and yellows.

    My least favourite Amouage.
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    Re: Tabac Rouge.......Damn This Is Good Stuff

    In any collecting/obsessive hobby you will get certain “personalities” that are very direct in their communication ;). I would count myself among them but its a spectrum.
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    Re: What happened to Quorum?

    I have been enjoying current formula Quorum at work recently. Excellent value
  100. Re: Tom Ford Noir Extreme vs Tom Ford Noir pour femme

    Noire Extrême is far nicer IMO. Noire Femme has almondy nuances I didn’t appreciate
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