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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Chanel Sycomore
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Acqua di Parma Colonia
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 21, 2014

    Dior Cuir Cannage
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 20, 2014

    Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Platinum Egoiste by Chanel
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    Re: Chanel No. 5 + Shalimar = Men's What??

    Add Guerlain Vetiver to the list.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 18, 2014

    http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb414/noggs1/Van-Gils-Classic.jpg
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    Re: Van Gils GV V fragrance?

    I own Van Gils V and also the original Van Gils. V is supposed to be a modern version of the original, designed to appeal to younger customers.

    They both contain some citrus, some light spices,...
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    Re: New Amouage Opus VIII

    And I'm gonna go easier on the trigger next time! I think the high dosage is shifting the balance towards the woodier and more resinous notes.
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    Re: New Amouage Opus VIII

    About the comparison of Opus I with Opus VIII, I cannot add anything substantive until after I do a side by side.

    In the meantime, as an owner of both, I'll agree with mr. reasonable that Opus I...
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    This is mainly a cultural issue. I live in Saudi Arabia and it is perfectly normal for men to compliment one another on their fragrances, to ask questions about fragrances, to talk about fragrances....
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Essenza
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    Re: S O T D : Wednesday , July 16, 2014 😜

    Aoud Sandroses by Mancera
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    Re: ID This Unknown Azzaro.

    I believe this is correct - the original Azzaro fragrance from 1975. But I recommend further checking to be sure.

    I own it, but in a different concentration (edp) and packaging (a cylindrical...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Ajmal Dehn Al Oud Al Shams
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 14, 2014

    Nejma Three
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    Re: S O T D : Sunday, July 13, 2014 😎

    Nejma Two
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    Re: S O T D : Saturday, July 12, 2014 😃

    Nejma Two
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    Re: Help Me Out and Shut Me Up !

    Try:

    Thierry Mugler Alien Essence Absolue

    Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs

    Thierry Mugler Garden of Stars Violette Angel

    Bentley Bentley for Men Intense
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 11, 2014

    Houbigant Duc de Vervins
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July10, 2014

    Caron Yatagan
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Escada pour Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    Bentley for Men Intense
  24. Poll: Re: What's your favorite Dior from La Collection Privée?

    Eau Noire for me.

    I like the collection very much overall. Can't go wrong with any of them, really.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 7, 2014

    Eau Sauvage
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    Re: SOTD : Sunday , July 6, 2014 :)

    Dalaa by Hind Al Oud
  27. Thread: Hind Al-Oud

    by noggs
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    Re: Hind Al-Oud

    Unfortunately our local Paris Gallery has dropped this brand.

    I was told that it wasn't because of poor sales, but because of a problem with either the factory or the company management. Sorry,...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, July 5, 2014

    Mukhallet Zahi by Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
  29. Re: Are the "Classics" Really that Harsh or are Most Men Simply...

    I find the opposite to be true. I only find your viewpoint (that classics are harsh) among younger people, who generally do not have a lot of experience with fragrances.

    The classics are smooth...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 4, 2014

    Chanel Coromandel
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    Re: Wow Mancera Black Line is masterful

    I also like this one. I'm not much of a Mancera fan, but I do own several, including Black Line. I think this is one of the best of the bunch, not harsh or medicinal, rather fresh and light, with...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

    Musk Ajeeb by Abdul Samad Al-Qurashi
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

    Black Line by Mancera
  34. Re: Where have all the men's fragrance blogs gone ?

    Dave (aromierotici) is a member of Parfumo. Maybe he posted something about it there.
  35. Re: Where have all the men's fragrance blogs gone ?

    Looks like you have to have a Google account and sign in to access Blogger sites now. Then perhaps you must get permission from the blog owner, kind of like facebook? I don't know about that, just...
  36. Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    Oops, I think you are right.

    I wasn't paying enough attention to the distinction between Homme and L'Homme (bloody French!). Should've done my homework before spouting off. Guerlain's promotion...
  37. Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    It will probably fare on Basenotes like a number of other frags released over the past few years: outright dismissal at first followed by a more objective reapppraisal several years later when it...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

    Al-Mona by Al-Wazeer
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, June 30, 2014

    Pal Zileri Cuoio
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, June 29, 2014

    Ramadan Mubarak to all our Muslim members!

    http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb414/noggs1/imagejpg1-21.jpg
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I bought a bottle of Epic Man right after it was released and I've never found it all that strong. I have never understood those comments about how strong it supposedly is.
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    Re: NEW: Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

    Also an "unprecedented" (yeah, right) orange blossom and an "overdose" of musk. Who, seeking to produce a balanced and pleasing fragrance, would put in an "overdose" of anything?

    It reads like...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, June 28, 2014

    Shay Oud by Anfasic Dhokoon
  44. Thread: Vivre - Molyneux

    by noggs
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    Re: Vivre - Molyneux

    Here is a link to some info about Vivre:

    http://molyneuxperfumes.blogspot.com/2013/11/vivre-by-molyneux-c1931.html

    I own three bottles of it, a 60ml EDT splash and two 15ml Parfums, one splash...
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    Re: Lanvin for Men - A Masterpiece.

    I have several bottles of this, a 200ml and a 30ml in the octagonal bottles and a 50ml in a rectangular bottle with beveled edges. I think it also came, perhaps originally, in an oval bottle with a...
  46. Re: Older Discontinued Lancetti Fragrances - Your Views Please....(mens and womens) !

    Actually, I was referring to the original Lancetti (named only "Lancetti") issued in 1976 and reissued in 1988. Both of these predate Lancetti Madame, which was released in 1995. I see Lancetti...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, June 27, 2014

    http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb414/noggs1/gold_rose_oudh.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, June 26, 2014

    Dior Cuir Cannage
  49. Re: A Fragrance Called Eighty And Another With A Number 7 On The Box ???

    After wearing this today I have to substantially revise my earlier description.

    This is a floral leather chypre. I don't know why I didn't get leather the other day, mistaking it for a kind of...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    Eighty by Ugo Correani

    http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb414/noggs1/imagejpg1-20.jpg
  51. Thread: Osswald New York

    by noggs
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    Re: Osswald New York

    I haven't done any business with Osswald, but I really like the way they photograph the fragrances for their website.
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    Re: Male Domination of Basenotes

    Sad but true. A few years ago there was a lot more discussion on the women's board. Some of the more interesting contributors are now involved with other sites or facebook groups. Some of them...
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    Re: Male Domination of Basenotes

    This question has been answered in a number of past threads.

    As I understand it, when Grant created Basenotes sometime around 2000, all the online fragrance discussion groups were run by women and...
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    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    Dior's website makes it clear that the name refers to a woman's leather handbag and the contents within, including lipstick, makeup, and tobacco. Cuir cannage is often used in reference to leather...
  55. Thread: Casbah

    by noggs
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    Re: Casbah

    I smelled Casbah briefly and thought it was good, probably the best of Piguet's recent stuff. From what I remember it is dark and resinous, not musty (as in stale, decayed, moldy, or damp). I plan...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb414/noggs1/imagejpg1-18.jpg

    Top Notes: cumin, cardamom, marigold
    Heart Notes: jasmine, rose, ginger, cedar
    Base Notes: sandalwood, oud, patchouli
  57. Re: Older Discontinued Lancetti Fragrances - Your Views Please....(mens and womens) !

    David, here are the Lancetti frags I own:

    Lancetti Madame 1995
    Lancetti Monsieur 1995
    Lancetti Pour Homme 1999 (shiny silver box with geometric shapes)
    Lancetti Pour Homme 2001 (square bronze...
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    Re: YSL Pour Homme...red ??? black??

    I thought that one or both of these had been discontinued several years ago. This might explain the unavailability.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, June 23, 2014

    http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb414/noggs1/imagejpg1-17.jpg

    Top Notes: apple, white pepper, lavender, cardamom
    Heart Notes: orris, cedar
    Base Notes: patchouli, woody notes
  60. Re: A Fragrance Called Eighty And Another With A Number 7 On The Box ???

    David, Eighty is very good. I think you'd like it. I need to try it again to be sure of some notes, but here is what I think.

    There is some note in mine (bergamot or a green note?) that is a bit...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, June 22, 2014

    http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb414/noggs1/imagejpg1-16.jpg

    Top Notes: hatkora, lemon, peach
    Heart Notes: ginger, saffron, rose, lavender
    Base Notes: oud, sandalwood, musk, ambergris
  62. Re: A Fragrance Called Eighty And Another With A Number 7 On The Box ???

    David, you need to get a cellphone with a camera!
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    Re: L'Occitane Ambre & Santal

    For me the outstanding one in this line is Vanille & Narcisse. I find the floral, feminine ones to be better in general than the masculine or unisex ones.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Montale - Nepal Aoud

    I gave Nepal Aoud a brief sniff last week. I thought it was the best of the recent Montales.
  65. Re: A Fragrance Called Eighty And Another With A Number 7 On The Box ???

    David, the fragrance with the name of "Eighty" is by Ugo Correani. The name is written as "Eighty", not 80.

    It is a Parfum de Toilette and is made in Italy. The bottle has an atomiseur. It...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, June 20, 2014

    Amouage Opus II
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, June 19, 2014

    Sea Buckthorn by Durance
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    Re: ASAQ Thaqeel and Kalakassi

    Kalakassi prices (per tola) according to ASAQ website:

    Regular - 80 years old - $1067

    Aged - 120 years old - $2000

    Very aged - 150 years old - $2667

    Thaqeel isn't listed on the website,...
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    Re: ASAQ Thaqeel and Kalakassi

    I'm curious. What is it about Qurashi that causes negative connotations among people in the Levant?
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb414/noggs1/imagejpg1-15.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

    Night Oud by Al-Mobda
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    Re: EU Regulations Update from SSS

    How was the 0.1% value decided?

    What happens at concentrations greater than that? Did the EU furnish any evidence that using a concentration of 0.11% was harmful?
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, June 16, 2014

    Amouage Opus VIII
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    Re: EU Regulations Update from SSS

    Thanks very much, Laurie. Interesting!

    I have a follow-up question. Since the low atranol version of oakmoss maintains some of the true character of oakmoss, and is superior to synthetic...
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    Re: EU Regulations Update from SSS

    Thanks, Laurie.

    Can you tell us the differences (in smell, longevity, general behavior in a perfume) between natural oakmoss and the low atranol/chloratranol versions? I'm curious to hear this...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, June 15, 2014

    Gardenia by Al-Mobda
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, June 14, 2014

    Al-Mona by Al-Wazeer
  78. Re: Niche Essence - Anyone have any experience purchasing form them?

    Never heard of them. Their prices are very high for some things.
  79. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur - Safran Troublant Discontinued

    Any word as to what the other discontinuations are?
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    Re: S O T D Friday the 13th, 2014

    Blue Aoud by Mancera
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    Re: More ocean than Heeley's SEL MARIN delivers?

    Also try to test Aqua Motu by Comptoir Sud Pacifique
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    Re: Is Jil Sander's Background too rosy?

    I own a bottle of Background. As hednic points out, it does contain rose, and rose is detectable, but it isn't a "rose" fragrance. It is a complex blend of many notes.

    After a look through the...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb414/noggs1/imagejpg1-14.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

    Gardenia by Al-Mobda
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    Re: Smalto Full Choke

    Made in France.
  86. Thread: Way Off Scenter

    by noggs
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    Re: Way Off Scenter

    Really great news! Welcome back, Andrew.
  87. Re: A step beyond Musc Koublai Khan and Kiehls Musk

    I own musk oils from Ajmal and Qurashi, the Ajmal being relatively cheap compared with Qurashi which costs about four times as much. The Qurashi is probably the same one shown in your link.

    The...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, June 9, 2014

    Opulent by Al-Mobda
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    Re: Smalto Full Choke

    I can check mine after I get home from the office today.
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    My comments were general, not directed specifically towards that particular review.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, June 8, 2014

    Night Oud by Al-Mobda
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    I went shopping today hoping that L'Homme Ideal might have snuck in. But no, not yet. Still no Amouage Journey, either.
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    Re: If you have to choose between these two....

    I wish Dia Man had the strength of Straight to Heaven, and Straight to Heaven had the subtlety of Dia Man.

    Dia Man is a whisper. Straight to Heaven is a heavy, blunt instrument. Not sure which I...
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    Re: Golf SOTD recommendations?

    Bobby Jones?

    Lancôme Trophee?

    Seve Ballesteros Royal Green?
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, June 7, 2014

    Chanel Sycomore
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    Directory search feature wonky today

    The Directory search feature is behaving strangely today.

    Often shows no search results. For example, when I type Gunzburg, it shows no results. When I type Ombre Mercure, it shows the...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    I find that too many fragrance bloggers sound so much like pretentious advertising copy that it undermines their credibility. This makes me think that they are more into promotion (of both product...
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    Re: Ténéré by Paco Rabanne

    Colin, yes it is worth that and more. Getting harder to find all the time.

    I think it's fantastic stuff, probably my favorite of all the Paco Rabanne men's fragrances.
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Another review here:

    http://sorceryofscent.blogspot.com.au/
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, June 6, 2014

    http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb414/noggs1/imagejpg1-13.jpg
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