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    Re: cheaper alternatives to Jub XXV

    none that I know of either. Amouage has become my favorite house right now. I have Jub xxv, memoir man, epic man, and just ordered interlude (which has become my tied with Jub xxv as my favs from...
  2. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    are you serious? The only thing dark about that frag is the bottle.
  3. Re: Which perfume house overall has the most interesting and creative concept?

    agree with the OP, but I personally have a fond interest in the art of the house of Nasomatto. Its on the classy side of art...not shock factor like Etat Libre D'orange.
  4. Re: Which Is The Best Out Of These Tobacco Colognes?

    skip and move on to Nasomatto Black Afgano. Oud, tobacco,incense, coffee, hasish.

    :P
  5. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    no...eau noire is not "dark". Its gourmand if you ask me. Its sweet liquorice, coffee, lavendar. Its good, but not "dark".
  6. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    lol, encre noir is NOT dark. The it has a minty freshness to it that gives the dirty vetiver a clean smell. It wears very light imo. Definitely not "super dark". It is probably the best vetiver...
  7. Re: Name The Most Intoxicating Heady Fragrances You Have Tried

    jubilation xxv
    still life by olfactive studios
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    Re: La nuit de l'homme or Pure Malt?

    I prefer Michael Kors for men over pure malt. And La Nuit as well.

    The reason I cannot wear any TM frags is because i love it on my woman, and that TM dna in all flankers to me reminds me of...
  9. Re: Creed Virgin Island Water or Millesime Imperial

    MI is more versitile. VIW puts me in a good mood. Great summer frag.

    That being said...not sure I want to smell like coconut rum and lime in the office....however...Ill still wear it to the...
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    Re: Your favourite winter gourmand?

    Ambre Narguile. Not sure its classified as gourmand, but its sweet and yummy.

    New Haarlem is good too.
  11. Re: Fragrances that you didn't like at first, but then liked after a weeks of trying it

    Interlude man for me too. I thought it was a scrubber when I first sampled. Now I want a bottle. Probably will be adding to my collection come fall.

    Encre Noir. Put me off at first. Love it...
  12. Re: What is your favorite fragrance from Chanel's Les Exclusifs line?

    coromandel
  13. Re: What's everyone going to wear for their special someone?

    Noir De Noir
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    yeah..its beast on me too. Longevity, sillage, projection and smell. All friggen rock. Im in TX though. Lasts on me over 8 hours. Projects for about 4 or so.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, February 13, 2014

    Creed Royal Oud
  16. Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    Creed windsor
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    Re: What defines a signature scent?

    I personally don't believe that a scent needs to be worn all the time to be a signature scent of you...at least to some. Firstly you probably don't know what kind of image you portray in the mind of...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I have A42B13U01 too and I'm super happy with it. It lasts and lasts...and projects like a beast. I have people at work comment they could tell i was around their office even though i just walked...
  19. Re: Is Tuscan Leather an 'attractive' fragrance?

    search functions....damned if ya do...damned if ya dont. lol I didnt even notice the dates. haha
  20. Re: Is Tuscan Leather an 'attractive' fragrance?

    no woman Ive ever had smell it has said something good about it. Every female says its terrible. Take that with a grain of salt.
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    Re: Tiffany for Men - Worth a shot?

    lol...im not offended. I have tiffany sport for men...havent worn it in a long time. Im not a fan of egoiste etc either. Its not groundbreaking and I dont mean to say that the sport is...
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    Re: yout top 5 most overrated fragrances.

    Blue de Chanel
    Acqua di Gio
    Allure Homme line
    egoiste
    rive gauche
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    Re: Tiffany for Men - Worth a shot?

    Thats your opinion. Its not acquatic to me. Its not a lemony sporty flanker like others. Looking at the two fragrances individually, the sport is much better than the original. That was the point...
  24. Re: Best wine cooler or mini fridge for fragrance storage?

    EDIT: By the way, I counted and can fit ~ 30 bottles in my coolers between the 2. I could even fit more if I made a small plexiglass shelf for the front top part. Would allow me 3-4 more bottles...
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    Re: Tiffany for Men - Worth a shot?

    The sport version is actually quite nice. Much better than the reg
  26. Re: Best wine cooler or mini fridge for fragrance storage?

    How big do u need. I have two mini ones from lowes...50 each. Got a spice rack ladder and have no problems. I set mine at 57f. ..it's cool enough for me. I also got privacy fil for the glass. My...
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    Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    I would bet money on a reformulation of jub xxv. I have some from a guy that sold the last 10 ml or so from his bottle and it's a beast of juice. Especially the opening. ..last...
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Amouage Epic Man 1.7 oz...shoulda got the 3.4. Oh well....got a decent deal on it. Its potent juice too so itll last me forever.
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    Re: How often do you wear a fragrance?

    ^ This.

    I have so much juice too in my collection, that I never worry about not having something on my skin.
  30. Re: best masculine niche release for the last 3 years?

    memoir man....2010 count?
  31. Re: Question: Do you reapply fragrances througout the day?

    I reapply usually. Apply at 620 am, and reapply after my workout at lunch (upon which I shower and wash anything off of me), so I put on another spray (usually only 1 because Ill be in the office...
  32. Re: Prices Dropped! L'Artisan Timbuktu, MPG Bois de Turquie(US Only)

    Ill take the timbuktu
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 4.th of February 2014

    Tom Ford Noir de Noir
  34. Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    from what I own...Jubilation XXV.
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    Re: S O T D: monday, February 3, 2014

    memior man
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    Re: French Lover vs. Spice and Wood

    havnet tried FL, however Spice and wood was not a winner for me. Its airy, its got a "papery" feel to me. Not much spice and not much wood. At least not rich ones. I felt like longevity was...
  37. Re: Amouage Memoir Man in terms of projection, longevity and complements

    I purchased a bottle last week. Been wearing it daily. Projection is only good for me fir about 1-2 hrs. It doesn't get away from me much. Stays close. It's the type of scent it is that does this...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, January 31, 2014

    +1. Same here.
  39. Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    Glad you posted this because I get a very synthetic vibe from it as well. Its a metallic one. I literally cannot put my nose on it because it makes my teeth feel weird. Kinda like biting aluminum...
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    Re: I tested Amouage Interlude Man

    Interlude is a scrubber. It's awful. Campfire and Amber. It's not sophisticated to me....it's a lumberjack scent.
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    Re: Your Best Steals on Fragrances

    royal oud - $100 (grabbed both bottles they had)
    Jubilation xxv 3.4oz - $195
    Memoir man 3.4oz $195
    New Haarlem 1.7 oz - $80
    AW silver factory - $76
    DHI vintage formula 1.7oz - $50 (bought all 3,...
  42. Poll: Re: Dior Homme Intense, L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme, Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris EDP

    imo LIDGE is more complex than DHI. I have both...love both, but i prefer more complex notes of lidge over basically cocoa (which is mostly what I get out of DHI...and iris). personally I think DHI...
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    Re: creamy sophisticated scent for home use

    +1

    wore it last night. Its about as creamy as it gets.
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    Re: Best Men's Gourmand Fragrance(s)?

    new haarlem
    ambre narguile
    rochas man
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    Re: S O T D: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

    Ambre Narguile

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/yakitori/ambre-narguil_.jpg
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    Re: The Scent of Peace for Him by Bond No 9?

    I agree with this. To my nose most bond no9s are a synthetic mess. SOP is ok...not a bad scent for bond, however...its nowhere near aventus. Its clean and fruity (pineapple), thats the only...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    ive gotten compliments as of lately with

    royal oud
    aventus
    new haarlem
    vetiver tonka
    noir de noir
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    Re: your top 5 sexiest fragrances

    noir de noir
    ambre narguile
    vetiver tonka
    jubilation xxv
    dior homme intense
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    Re: Spring 2014

    not in order

    GIT
    Memoir man
    aventus
    Andy Warhol Montauk
    vetiver tonka
    poivre samarcande
    lidg (not extreme)
    windsor
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    what batch? Missing quote?
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    Re: Fragrance that doesn't "scream cologne"

    Bleu de Chanel has a dry synthetic accord to me. I think its whatever is being used to create the woody note.....but whatever it is...it makes the roof of my mouth taste metallic and synthetic....so...
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    Poll: Re: Sahara Noir or Avignon?

    SN is nice but even though it may be limited edition or in the out door, I still prefer other frags for incense.

    Honestly I prefer Amouage for incense frags. Or CDG line.
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    Re: S O T D : Saturday , January 25, 2014:)

    Creed royal oud
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    True. I passed on it this time. I actually dont mind and prefer smaller bottles just because my collections is 40+ bottles and I would never get around to using 4.2 oz.

    I guess it could become...
  55. Re: Could my bottle be damaged from the winter cold?

    freezing point of alcohols is about -173 F....so you have about -100F more to go before I would even worry about it.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    John varvatos original travel spray 12.99 at Ross. ...worth it?
  57. Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    generic...not unique...too many wear it. Personally I dont think is a great scent...just my taste.
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    Re: Fragrance advice - casual first date

    Dior homme
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    Re: How many years does a fragrance keep?

    IMO its all relative. For example. Folks here can say in a dark cool cupboard or drawer...however...I live in TX where temps in the house reach 80+ occassionally during the summer months. Thats...
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    Poll: Re: The Entire Line..

    that would be my first!
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    Poll: Re: The Entire Line..

    All if I won lottery
  62. Re: VC&A Midnight In Paris EDP - Your experiences?

    its a great scent to me. I prefer it over Bulgari black due to the lack of rubber note. I do like BB though as well. I dont reach for it much either, but that being said I found the EDT for 30...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    U01 is good too. Commented above your post too. Good longevity, projection, and strong pineapple opening that turns woody/smokey...with the pinapple continuing to linger for a good 5-6 hours. last...
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    Re: S O T D: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    Amouage Jubilation XXV
  65. Re: Traditional, classical and sophisticated with a "modern twist"

    whoops wrong thread. lol
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    Re: Look at what 4K can get you

    We should all add it to our watch list...that way they will think it's gonna sell
  67. Re: Ladies I need your help selecting a fragrance for a special day

    Yes...warning...If you wear leather oud it will be your final date.

    Out of what you listed musc ravageur

    non female btw
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    Re: Look at what 4K can get you

    I'm watching item
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    Re: S O T D : Monday, January 20, 2014.

    Bond no 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory

    picked up a tester today for only 80 bucks. Wore all day. One of the few bonds I actually like.
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    Re: Rocabar is so underrated here.

    To me rocabar reminds me of a fire jolly rancher. Cinnamon blast and cedar/spice with a sweetness behind it. I don't get creamy at all...to me it's a rather dry scent. I like it a lot too...but...
  71. Re: Tom Ford Noir De Noir is just freaking unbelievable

    I personally think ndn is more masculine of roses I've smelled. It's deep and sensual . Love this juice. Best of tf private blend imo
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    Re: Thoughts on Vetiver Tonka?

    Does anyone else find vt to be a dressier scent. For some reason when i wear this i feel like i should be dressed nicely. Not have to be suit and tie formal but nicer than just casual.
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    Re: Thoughts on Vetiver Tonka?

    I agree...havent heard of batch variation with Hermes, however...the opposite happened to me with VT. I purchased (and exchanged) a bottle that had a huge vetiver stank to it. Almost no tonka or...
  74. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    LIDGE from insomniac
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    Re: S O T D: Friday - January 17

    aventus...well...somebody had to
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    Re: Girlfriend's Favorite

    Ambre Narguile is her favorite
    Noir de Noir
    lidge
    bvlgari man
    cerutti 1881 black
    Michael kors
    Issey
    git

    she likes ever
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    Re: S O T D: Thursday - January 16

    Michael Kors for men
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    Re: Thoughts on Vetiver Tonka?

    Love it as well. Toasted vetiver sweet nutty caramel and praline. Very clean scent to me. Last a long time on me too unlike most Jce compositions
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    Re: Your favorite fragrances by JCE?

    Poivre Samarcande..Ambre Narguile. ..vetiver tonka...tdh
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    Re: Borneo vs Ore vs Coromandel

    Thank you for your post. I get rich/sweet white chocolate with Coromandel too...and a couple above said they dont get any chocolate from it...but to my nose its unmistakably rich white chocolate. ...
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    Re: S O T D: Wednesday - January 15

    Lidge
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    Re: Borneo vs Ore vs Coromandel

    I get patchouli too but it isnt center stage through the entire fragrance. About 5-6 hours in is when I start getting this smooth, creamy white chocolate shining through. It is listed in one of the...
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    Re: Borneo vs Ore vs Coromandel

    Coromandel drys down to the tastiest white chocolate on me. A little sweet. Lasts forever and projects like a champ. One spray if I wear to work.
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    most also smell generic and similar vibe. not all...but most
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    Re: Terre d´Hermes parfume for summer?

    I would say yes. Personally I dont feel the EDP is worth the price difference. I have sprayed both and worn...the only difference I detect is in the top...and in particular the citrus note is...
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    Re: Bois d'Argent

    When I first got BDA I had been sample sniffing all weekend. I sprayed it...and couldnt smell it on me at all. Very close to the skin to my nose. I had heard of its great sillage and projection and...
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    Re: S O T D: Tuesday - January 14

    Chanel Coromandel

    Poivre Samarcande after lunch (shower after gym).
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    A42B13U01- Purchased from NM this year.

    I have this batch too. I personally think its fantastic. Its potent...strong pinapple opening...good blend of smoke and leather but the pinapple hangs in...
  89. Re: You Lost ALL Your Fragrances in a Fire. What ONE Do You Buy First?

    This thread makes me want to invest in a fire safe box for my windsor. lol

    Id probably get aventus...just because its so versatile and good for any season/occasion. Work, date. Casual....a scent...
  90. Re: How much money do you spend on perfume a month?

    recently spending a lot. Go sniffing every weekend looking for new stuff.

    Sometimes spend more than others. Too much spending lately though for sure.

    Have about 35-40 bottles.
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    By your definition EVERYONE is a sheep. Because people either wear niche, designer, both, or none. And there are masses from all categories. lol

    Baa-a-a-a-a-ah
  92. Re: recommend a clean and fresh niche fragrance...

    Sorry your sephora doesnt carry it. At least 5 around DFW area do have it. Galleria, Northpark Mall are two right off the bat that I know carry it. JC Penny sephoras wont carry it.

    Not trying...
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    Re: Tiffany for Men Sport

    Holy thread revival batman! This is from 2009! lol. oh well..posting anyway.

    I have a bottle of this that I have had for a few years. Used it quite a bit in the past. Loved it then...and will...
  94. Re: Going to blind buy fragrance! Opinions

    Ive heard it smells like shaving cream. Like the old fashioned barbasol in a can type shaving cream.
  95. Re: Hi. I'm trying to recall the name of a particular discontinued men's scent.

    for a discontinued frag...thats pretty cheap. Cheaper than you can find most frags at TJmaxx or Ross. Nobody is knocking you for your preference in price...just simply saying that 30 isnt expensive...
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    Re: best exclusive Creed?

    Creed Windsor. I found an atomizer. my local NM didnt have it...and said their system only showed 3 in the US, and I got one from Las Vegas...the SA in LV had to dig through inventory for 30...
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    Re: S O T D: Monday, January 13

    aventus....work scent. Dont know why people bash it so much. Its a good frag IMO. Good projection, sillage, longevity, scent is good!

    Maybe its just typical to bash something thats very...
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    Re: You gotta love EBAY!!!

    I dont like the fact that people bash ebay sellers. Because it makes it difficult with all the "brain washing" to sell on ebay. I for one...have sold vintage DHI that I KNOW is real on ebay...but...
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    A* ____ , Guess because my woman wears Angel which I do like
    GIT (its ok to me not as bad as ones below...definitely not 300 dollar bottle worthy)
    Dior Leather Oud
    Millesime Imperial, Fareheight...
  100. Re: Scents in your wardrobe that suddenly become masterpieces?

    You should try Halston Z-14. Super cheap...smells identical. You would not be able to tell the difference.
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