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    Poll: Re: Stuck in a rut for spring

    Buysblind, I May find myself with only the Tom Ford left. I am probably going to sell the Mancera and the Guerlain and possibly the Montale. The Aoud lemon mint, if it has Oud, maybe not. I love...
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    Poll: Stuck in a rut for spring

    Here is what I wear for spring and summer:

    1. Guerlain L'eau Boisee - nice scent, but so fleeting on me and a skin scent. Have a half bottle left,I will sell it or use it up
    2. Tom Ford Grey...
  3. Acqua di Parma - Essenza, Osmanthus and Quercia

    Went sniffing at an Atlanta Bloomingdales since Memphis is barren. Sniffed 24 Faubourg and liked it, L'Envol was ok, Declaration (nah) and Must de Cartier and even Must 11, the parfume, as well as...
  4. Kirks Castille, Yardley and Mitchell's Wool Fat

    Been using Mitchells Wool Fat to wash my face. The bar takes forever to use up. In like a year, not even half way finished. It was so creamy at first, a ecru color, but it is more white now and the...
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    Re: How have your tastes changed over time?

    Well for one I did not like leathers and some of the grass your vet Avers I did not like. But now I like 1725 Marquis de Sade and I find myself liking vetiver fragrances more.
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    Re: Meeting an ex for coffee what should I wear

    Meeting an ex for coffee what should I wear? An air of indifference. LOL

    Whatever you like. You could strike out trying to have her smell a fragrance she loved on you, and you could strike out...
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    Royalle Bermuda Vetiver Noir

    I was in Brooks Brothers to smell this line and I saw a new one that I had never seen before in black wrapping called Vetiver Noir. It smells like a straight up vetiver along the lines of Grey...
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    Re: Tried to find Egoiste in Atlanta...

    I too would have suggested Nordstroms. T hey had Egoiste at Nordies in Nashville as my wife got me a sample
  9. Thread: Gym headphones

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    Re: Gym headphones

    Well, update. My Son in Law had a pair of Beats 3 that were broken and they gave him a new pair. Since he loves his Jabras, he sent them to me. They have a little wire to connect them, but do not...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Eldo Rien Incense Intense and Histories de Parfums 1740 Marquis de Sade. Bought a bottle of the 1740
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 4th December, 2019

    Breaking out the Chanel Coromandel today, as I have court at 1:00 p.m.
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    Re: Fragrance Recommendation

    Loved that scent when I wore it before

    I also saw recs for Egoiste, I tried to see what Egoiste and Chanel Allure Homme were about but could not grasp it. Just did not get me like they have...
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    Re: Fallen in love with two

    Found a bottle of 1740 on fragrance net for $111 and I grabbed it. Looks like they’ve started to collect sales tax for the state of Tennessee
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    Re: Fallen in love with two

    Probably wear Coromandel on formal occasions primarily. Antaeus I wear anytime in winter and late fall. This new scent I’ll just wear whenever in fall and winter
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    Fallen in love with two

    I was sent some samples of some cologne by fellow Basenoter and they were all great. Tom of Finland was great and so was Amouage Interlude. The latter was the most expensive. Knize Golden Edition was...
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    Eldo Rein Incense

    Wow. Depth. Projection. The incense

    Sold out it appears

    May be better than LDDM
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 26th November, 2019

    Wearing a sample of Knize Ten Golden Edition. Not bad. I generally don’t like leather but this is nice. Loud too!!
  18. Thread: Egoiste?

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    Re: Egoiste?

    I received a sample of Egoiste from a fellow Basenoter and it says 5-10 years old. Compared to the sample from Nordstrom’s this opens so much better. Not a jumbled mess I smell cinnamon trying to...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd November, 2019

    Sample if Jaipur on one arm and Bleu de Chanel EdP on the other. Jaipur too something or other. Getting a peachy vibe out of the Bleu
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    Poll: Re: Last poll, down to three

    No. Wife said enough sampling and decide already lol
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    Poll: Re: Last poll, down to three

    Luckily my Dillard’s has Jaipur. I tested a strip of it and the Tom Ford Noir Extrême. Wow. Totally different. Beside each other the TF smells like Cocoa. The Jaipur has a brightness. Three...
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    Poll: Re: Last poll, down to three

    I would have thought that the "buzz" about the 18.21 would have won the day. It and the NE are higher rated (4.35 or more vs. 4.20 or so for Jaipur) on Fragrantica.

    I know my wife likes the NE. ...
  23. Re: Sorting Mancera And Montale Fragrances For Work/Formal Wear?

    +1. And in fact, my only ones from each house
  24. Thread: Egoiste?

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    Re: Egoiste?

    Thank you. This clarifies it for me. I like the House of Chanel, but I should not have to find a reason to want to make Egoiste work for me. The first 30 minutes on, it is a jumbled mess,but it...
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    Re: Boucheron Jaipur vs Boucheron Homme

    I ordered the Boucheron by mistake when I was trying to order the Jaipur EDP. I don’t want something that’s barbershopy or too powdery. If I was going to keep this for the summer I’m thinking I might...
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    Re: boucheron ph and jaipur

    Can Boucheron Pour Homme EdP be worn in winter? Is it more or less powdery then Jaipur?
  27. Thread: Egoiste?

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    Re: Egoiste?

    OK, wearing the last bit of a sample I got from Nordstroms. As usual, first application, it is nothing I can make out as far as notes and it seems like it is rancid. Two hours later, it is nicer. ...
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    Poll: Last poll, down to three

    I’ve made a decision. I have a new sample of Egoiste coming. If I like it that’s the one I’m buying. But if not I am down to three scents. I smelled Spicebomb head to head with Noir Extreme and...
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    [USA] Guerlain L'Eau Boisee

    about 50% of a 100ml bottle
    tester with box

    $19.00 shipped CONUS
  30. Re: Tom Ford Noir Extreme vs V&R Spicebomb Extreme?

    After 5 hours on the back of each wrist, I am preferring the Tom Ford Noir Extreme. Some note in the TF is standing out and is better to me than the spice of the SE.
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    Re: Today I bought November 2019

    Using Google Shopping, Jaipur EdT by Boucheron. 3.3 ounce tester

    Was thinking of the EdP
    read these comments

    EdT has more of a pronounced citrus beginning. The EdP is a little creamier.

    I...
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    Poll: Re: Indulge me again, a vote for my next scent

    Thanks all for expressing opinions. I am going to give Egoiste another shot when I get another sample Someone offered to send me one. Now, assuming it is a better sample than the one I got, is...
  33. Re: Tom Ford Noir Extreme vs V&R Spicebomb Extreme?

    Wonder what the thoughts are now almost a year later.

    I have Spicebomb on back of one hand, near the wrist, and Noir Extreme on the other. About two hours into it. So far they project about the...
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    Re: Spicebomb extreme vs tom ford noir extreme

    Wonder what the thoughts are now almost a year later.

    I have Spicebomb on back of one hand, near the wrist, and Noir Extreme on the other. About two hours into it. So far they project about the...
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    Poll: Re: Indulge me again, a vote for my next scent

    Egoiste seems to be the runaway
    It is somehow morphing on me. Maybe my nose needed to calibrate while to others, like my wife, it was good

    I think I like Spicebomb Extreme over Noir Extreme. I...
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    Poll: Re: Indulge me again, a vote for my next scent

    Well, wearing the Tom Ford for about 2 hours now. The Egoiste is smelling better. I am going to get a new sample of this to make sure my one sample was not off. My wife really likes how it is...
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    Poll: Re: Indulge me again, a vote for my next scent

    I am wearing the Tom Ford this morning. However I sprayed the Tom Ford on the back of one wrist and on the other the Egoiste. The Tom Ford is smelling like chocolate Play dough but not in a bad way....
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    Poll: Re: Indulge me again, a vote for my next scent

    If I get Egoiste it would probably be the current stuff through the Chanel website
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    Poll: Indulge me again, a vote for my next scent

    I have smelled all of these but one, and that is the Montale. I have Coromandel and Antaeus
    Need projection, longevity, and a great smell

    I will say that the Armani, fruity at first but gets...
  40. Re: Trip to Sephora and wow, Armani Code has some good ones

    I think I find spice bomb extreme to be more like Tom Ford Noir extreme. The Armani code Profumo does not project as much but has a certain creamy sweetness to it
  41. Trip to Sephora and wow, Armani Code has some good ones

    Still on the hunt for a spicy fallish scent, not really potpourri, I stopped yet again into Sephora.

    D & G The One, purplish color, right? It was pleasant but it did not seem like it would...
  42. Thread: Egoiste?

    by finsfan
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    Re: Egoiste?

    You know, I just mildly enjoyed Dior Homme and Dior Homme sport was just a tad better. If I order samples some place that has the Parfum, I'll get it to go along with whatever else I am sampling
  43. Re: Russian, Indian and Ukrainian distributors

    I was mainly concerned with Byredo and all of the sellers were Russian Federation and one Ukraine. I have seen India a time or two with other scents and will reach out to you. Since this is for my...
  44. Thread: Egoiste?

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    Re: Egoiste?

    I had the Platinum version and to me, it had a metallic/celery note. Nope, this one is not piercing at all. I'll double check with my wife, she said she sprayed the sample herself from the store...
  45. Re: Russian, Indian and Ukrainian distributors

    Been reading up on this and the Byredos and since it would be $40 for a perfume that retails for over $200, and given that one guy at Basenotes said there was something wrong with the "Q" lettering...
  46. Russian, Indian and Ukrainian distributors

    Wondering if bottles of Montale, Mancera, Byredo, if they show they are coming from India, Ukraine or Russia, are those legit?
  47. Thread: Egoiste?

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    Re: Egoiste?

    Got a small sample of Egoiste from Nordstroms. Have had it on for an hour now. First impression was meh. Really. Could not really make out any particular note and it did not project. Now...
  48. Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Which version of Habit Rouge?

    Used to love the original Perry Ellis, the original Karl Lagerfeld and the original Obsession by Calvin Klein when they first came out for a winter fragrance
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    Im not wanting sweetness, though a little might not hurt. Antaeus, like it was this morning, was my no brainer reach. Yes, it is a little 'birght", maybe floral, but Wife loves it on me. It...
  50. Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Love Lumiere but not feeling it for rose, or rose predominant. I think Egoiste has some rose though.
  51. Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Noted. It’s in my short list. Chergui also
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    This is certainly short up to the top of my list as a contender


    Sprayed some Platinum Egoiste on back of one hand and Allure Homme on the other. After 20 minutes PE projects more. Has a celery...
  53. Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Spicebombs, have smelled locally, did not work
    Bois du Portugal, pricey, nice enough, and could default to that easily, but so far, not ringing any bells
    Rive Gauche, maybe, might have smelled it...
  54. Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Been reading up on Guerlain Heritage. Also Bulgari Black and the Orient versions.

    Royal Oud, tried it, liked the spice, but did not last. Amouage, probably too pricey for me.

    Reading up on...
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    Re: Aramis Devin Country cologne then and now

    Funny thing these Aramis scents. I wore Devin back in the day, and Tuscany, and JHL and New West. Devin was always that Scottish pine type of scent. Very bracing, very manly, very outdoorsy almost...
  56. What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    In summer, it is easy. I reach for Tom Ford Grey Vetiver. Office, running to get oil changed, dinner date night. I also have Montale Red Vetiver and though I dont reach for it often, Mancera...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    i have two cold weather scents : Antaeus and Coromandel. Coromandel is the one I get noticed more. So when I will be around women, who compliment me more, tend to wear that.
  58. [USA] Guerlain L'Eau Boisee 100ml, 50% full, with pic

    Tester I purchased, half full or so, original is 3.3 ounces. May have to sweeten the deal on my end, but looking for

    Chanel Egoiste
    Tom Ford Noir Extreme
    18.21 ManMade Sweet Tobacco
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th November, 2019

    18 degrees

    Coromandel
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    Re: Favorite ‘warm-spicy’ fragrance

    Would PdM Carlsile fit in as a recommendation here?
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    Poll: Re: Fallish winter spicy honey scent

    Honey Aoud and then the 1821 Man Made Tobacco so far are number 1 and 2. I would think that the Tabac Rouge would have been number 1 but for my hesitancy to spend $160 for it (thinking I could get...
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    Poll: Re: Fallish winter spicy honey scent

    I realize the Mancera has no honey. Price alone will not be the determining factor. I still have to love the smell above all. But if all things were equal or similar, then the price would determine....
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    You mentioned suede. While in shoes, it is considered a leather, I don't get that leather vibe that one gets when one sees say motorcycle boots. Refined, smooth. Yet leather and I do not get...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th November, 2019

    Wore this as well. Rock on Antaeus
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    Poll: Fallish winter spicy honey scent

    I have Antaeus and Coromandel I wear in cold weather, say 50 degrees Farenheit and cooler. I have CdG 2 Man for fall. I'd like something that is different than those three. I perceive Coromandel...
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    oajan, probably a little more than I want to spend on this fragrance.

    I am thinking of these:

    Montale Honey Aoud
    Mancera Red Tobacco
    These two are priced around $100 for 100 ml or less. so...
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    Got Coromandel so trying to stay away from patchouli.
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    Re: Tabac Rouge.......Damn This Is Good Stuff

    Tappio. Your opinion of Red Tobacco? That and Tabac Rouge are on my short list
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    Ok, been reading up and here are the contenders with my thoughts. Your comments, experiences or comparisons are desired.

    Montale Red Tobacco: Sweet Tobacco, don’t want piss or Twizzlers. May...
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    Re: Tabac Rouge.......Damn This Is Good Stuff

    I started a thread about a spicy honey tobacco scent. TR came up along with Montale Honey Oud, 1821 Sweet Tobacco and Mancera Red Tobacco. This may be the nail in the coffin and if I can be...
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    Come to think of it, someone mentioned beeswax. I don’t know if I have differentiated between the two and it may be that I’m actually thinking of beeswax when I say honey
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    Kiste is a little more than I want to spend. Peach, dont know about that
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 8th November, 2019

    Chanel Antaeus, modern interpretation, lol
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    Pack Rabanne and Givenchy Gentleman or since I wore back in the late 70s early 80s. In my mind what is available now does not compare. So whenever I smell them and they don’t project or smell the...
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    Just read this. Promising reviews on Fragrantica. How would Montale Red Tobacco compare? And Montale Honey Oud? How much vanilla in each? Seems as though on here the Honey Oud is rated a bit higher
  76. Thread: Egoiste?

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    Re: Egoiste?

    Me Wesr thank you. I think DHI may be too vanilla. Cinnamon and nutmeg and sweet tobacco seem to be what my mind thinks it desires. I like that sharpness of CdG 2Man. I am also thinking a honey...
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    I had a face scrub tonight that smelled like tobacco and it was the tobacco that was sweet as opposed to the smoky tobacco. I would think a honey scent with tobacco would smell good and one with a...
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    reading up on Honey Oud. Not wanting to venture into rose and maybe just a tad into Oud. I guess, what I am after is a sweet sort of scent with some spicy and booziness maybe.. Not a rose and oud...
  79. Thread: Egoiste?

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    Re: Egoiste?

    If it has spices, I know I would have to sample. I am wearing Allure Homme this afternoon and it is pleasant, but nothing I want to go out and get
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    Re: Which fragrances asked too much of you ?

    I do not know. I have about 25% left of a big bottle and I got it like 5 years ago. I have a 2.5 ounce bottle in the wings, so I am about 3, 4 years away from needing more
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    love your screen name. Yes, i tried the Cologne version and it was too weak of a performer. I love the Absolue, but Wife could not abide it. She wants something cozy/sweet with some interesting...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th November, 2019

    Last of my sample of Platinum Eogiste. Not to my liking
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    The Hiram Green may be a bit more than I want to spend

    Read about Montale Honey Aoud. Has leather and I don't do leather well. Givenchy Gentleman, again, what it used to be compared to now, i...
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    What is a good spicy/honey scent

    Well, I have wanted to like Chergui but I had the first iteration and it was heaven, more hay than there is now. The newer versions pale in my mind's eye and also do not project as well. MFK...
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    Re: Which fragrances asked too much of you ?

    Ask too much? Absolue pour le Soir by MFK. Want to like it but wow, a beast

    Seems like second skin? Antaeus and Coromandel. Everyone compliments me on these
  86. Thread: Egoiste?

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    Re: Egoiste?

    I wore Black Ordhid EdP on one arm to dinner and Dior Homme on the other. BO had projection but neither of us cared for the scent. Will wear up the last bit of Egoiste Platinum tomorrow. Someone...
  87. Thread: Egoiste?

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    Re: Egoiste?

    Thank you. Memphis has a Nordstrom Rack. But no Saks or Bloomies. Black Orchid EdP is way too floral. Dior Homme is nice but light. Got to revisit Noir Extreme. Not wanting a full on winter...
  88. Thread: Egoiste?

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    Egoiste?

    Dilemna: Wife loves smell of TOm Ford Noir Extreme and I like its opening. Wears and projects great. Dior Homme, prefer the smell but it does not project anything on me. Have not smelled Dior...
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    Poll: Re: A fall scent out of these?

    Ok, Wife smelled BO the other day. Did not say EdP or EdT. Likes Dior Homme also, but it is more of a skin scent

    Between either iteration of BO or DHI, which one?
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 31st October, 2019

    Finished my sample today. Wore this this morning
  91. Re: BUY ON GOOGLE Save 20% Extra , up to $20 OFF Ends November 3rd

    You can always set up another google email and use it. It worked for a friend
    Anyone ever get something from giftexpress? They had the lowest price on google express for a couple of scents i want
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    Gift express through Google shopping

    Was able to get a great price on a cologne using google shopping, and it was a website giftexpress.com. I have read that some people claim that shipping is late, and that some have said they did...
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    Poll: Re: A fall scent out of these?

    I read that a lot but I have no problems where in a little bit flashier or Brasher cologne to the office. coromandel Is a louder cologne if you will and I can wear that to the office. I’m just...
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    Poll: Re: A fall scent out of these?

    The Parfum is proving to be harder to find, and it may be a bit more leather from what I am reading, even if not rose as Fragrantica says.

    I think I prefer the smell of Dior Homme over the smell...
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    Poll: Re: A fall scent out of these?

    bark, I read up on the Dior Parfum. Yes, it is what I would want it to be, but I read it is more rose and leather, and well, not really looking for a rose scent. That is why I did not mention the...
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    Poll: Re: A fall scent out of these?

    I prefer the smell of Dior Homme but it projects about half of whatbTFNE does. I’m gonna let
    Wife decide tonight. If DHI projects like the TF but retains that Dior Homme smell , while it may not...
  97. Re: Are testers the same quality as retail bottles?

    I have had no difference between testers and orignals

    Just used Google Express and ordered a 6.7 tester of TdHermes Parfum through gift express for $79 shipped. A 2.5 bottle from Fragrancenet, not...
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    Poll: Re: A fall scent out of these?

    I wore it all day yesterday. It did soften that spicyness out

    Pros: Well, scent cloud for like 3 hours, loved it.
    Wife loved it on me
    and I could smell it on my hand 12 hours later, and...
  99. Re: Worth the Purchase: Dior Homme vs Dior Homme Intense?

    I am wearing DH today, as it is 60ish, overcast, and it is going to rain later. I do not have a scent cloud, but when I sniff my hand,, it is very pleasant. Now yesterday, I wore Tom Ford Noir...
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    Poll: Re: A fall scent out of these?

    You know, I might revisit the TdH Parfum at some point, but my wife thinks it and the Red Vetyver are alike so she asked that I wait until I run out of the Red Vetyver

    Yesterday, I could smell...
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