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  1. Thread: Drakkar Noir

    by Pollux
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    Re: Drakkar Noir

    lol
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    Re: Classic Colognes That You Think Still Hold Up

    Puig's Heno de Pravia Quorum, Agua Brava and Agua de Lavanda.
    Alvarez Gómez Agua de Colonia
    Caron's PUH
    Chanel's pM and Anteous
    McTaylor classic (local)

    Some of Add Runstile's list (Eau...
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    Re: Sweet/creamy patchouli based fragrance...Niche

    Fueguia's 1833 Caoba. Very masculine take on patch.
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    Re: Chanel's Pour Monsieur, better in the past?

    For certain: oakmoss ans better quality sandalwood made all the difference, I've been told by a fellow BNoter.

    I still like it, though, but it is less complex and it does not have the restrained...
  5. Re: Advice: Something similar to Silver Mountain Water

    Al Rehab Silver, cheaper, similar but not up to Creed's quality (complexity). Those around the wearer don't relize this, if this means some consolation.
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    Re: Classic "British"

    Castile is similar / close to local generic local English - style harberdasheries' version as EdCs sold for cheap. Castile goes a better way but it resembles a lot to GFF's Bergamotto Marino (which I...
  7. Re: So many fragrance companies, is there a marketing "ploy" that turns you off ...........

    Same molecules with a twist sold at double the price. I.E. JPG 2 and Altamir.
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    Re: What do you do with your unwanted fragrances?

    Gift if unbereable, or room deodorizer depending hou it performs.
  9. Thread: Your Big Three

    by Pollux
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    Re: Your Big Three

    Chanel pour Monsieur
    Vetiver Guerlain or Carven
    Fueguia's Caoba or Thays

    (Sorry, three is not enough for me, fumehead)
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    Re: What frag are you sick of smelling around?

    One Million and the like.
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    Re: Today I bought: August 2016

    Technically, yes. In practical terms, they are doing a great job confusing me.

    I might find an explanation for the continous reformulations of Vetiver and Sandalwood in that they have a marketing...
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    Re: Today I bought: August 2016

    Got the vintage, have not smelled the new formulation. However, I do get the relation to Shalimar, to what I might add a loose similarity with Pierre Cardin pH.

    54469

    Got this for USD 40

    Do...
  13. Re: Fragrances unfortunately synonymous with "Cologne Guy"

    These conditions must apply:

    1. Whatever has amazing sillage and longevity: this means that those that are two - meters away from the wearer are able to get whiffs of what has been sprayed eight...
  14. Re: LDDM? Why Is It Not More Talked About Around Here? Very Impressed!

    Would buy it asap if I would not have so many bottles - LDDM could easily replaced many.
    Late (I regret it).
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    Re: New issue of Dior Jules

    Bought it some five years ago from a Sephora store in Paris. Without the heavy oakmoss is surely smells "thinner", and as someone said, it lacks the punch of the one released in the 1980's (which is...
  16. Re: Curve for Men smells like a poor man Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Don't fool yourself gents!!! EP and the bunch (Burberry for men, Paco Rabanne XS, even Mary Kay's Domain, RL Safari and Brooks Brothers, etc.) are blended after a template popular in the 1990's, much...
  17. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Polarizing scent, too many flowers, too strong, too loud; for sure it will get the "bro / dude" kind of guy fast away from it. However, the mid and base notes provide for some animalic notes.
    OK,...
  18. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Fueguia 1833 Equation - somehow the niche version of Lush' The Voice of Reason. This means smoke with the added signature of the House's dry down, a boozy note that feels plastic-ky and becomes, to...
  19. Re: Agua Brava,...Agua Lavanda...worth the cheap price?

    If you are into the sillage / longevity side of things just forget them
    Agua Brava can be replace by Pino Silvestre Exlusive and Acqua di Selva.
  20. Re: Inimitable fragrances... what comes to mind? Unique perfume.

    Unique - Let's assume this involves no knock offs available. I.E. Fahrenheit is unique but the amount of Fahrenheit knock offs is impossible to count (and some of them are great).





    So I...
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    Re: Rabanne's Metal and Signor Ricci N 1

    I would be more than interested reading your impressions. When it comes to smells, one might find oneself leading the wrong way based in... memories (LOL). In my case, Mother wore Metal and Father...
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    Rabanne's Metal and Signor Ricci N 1

    I did not compare them carefully but the second one smells like a less flowery Metal, a skanky / civety / spicy notes makes it a manly scent.
    I am referring to this Signor Ricci (locally bottled,...
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    Re: Your favorite powder fragrances for men

    Zizanie and The Baron.
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    Re: Any opinions on Von Eusersdorff?

    A very prominent BN, a scholarly historian based in Germany, criticized their historical claims. That is what I recall from it.
  25. Re: Chanel Antaeus - Is it my imagination, or has it been diluted out of existence?

    Vinnie, you nailed it. It was bombastic, nuclear I would say of the 1982 IBM kind of style. Close to vintage VC&A. Difficult to pull off, only possibly so if you did not care about the ones near you....
  26. Re: If you could only choose one cologne, what would be your choice?

    Guerlain's Habit Rouge or Vetiver.
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Try the Extreme one, apparently blended with better materials. It recalls the original one. The actual formulation is one of (if not the worst) reformulations ever.
    Give Agua Brava a try. Not the...
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    I hate this hobby yet I love it: i.e. I have 300 + bottles, gave away 50, would buy a pair, won't do that, refrain myself from spending time at it (trying scents, commenting about them, swapping,...
  29. Re: if you could only have 5 colognes what would they be?

    Whataquestion!!!
    It depends, but I will give credits to the classics:
    - Habit Rouge
    - Guerlain (or Carven's) Vetiver
    - Chanel pour Monsieur
    - Yves Saint Laurent pour Homme
    - Dior's Eau Sauvage...
  30. Re: Chanel Antaeus - Is it my imagination, or has it been diluted out of existence?

    I hate the "it is a shadow of its former self" cliché, but, yap, that applies - for enhanced emotion add the corresponding fumehead / BN drama.

    The new one is good. It you want the 1980's vibe...
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    Re: Rose Fragrances on Men?

    Fueguia's Juan Manuel de Rosas - rose and tobacco.
    Aromatics Elixir (yap. That one)
    Tea Rose (ditto)
    I wear all these with care. Rose has a big gerontologist - related connotation down here.
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    Re: Worst blind buy for you???

    I tried it: I was left with a big question as to why it was so well praised. Simple, linear cedar that could be done at home with a good quality cedar eo.
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    Re: Worst blind buy for you???

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    Re: Jaipur or Habit Rouge?

    Habit Rouge
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    Re: Today I bought: August 2016

    She nailed it. You were lucky, SAs don't generally have such a taste.
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    Re: need ROSE recommendation!

    Candido Lòpez by Fueguia 1833: Guaiac, Rose and Tobacco.
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    Re: What is your "Go To" scent??

    You mean the one I'll grab in a hurry?

    Agua Lavanda Puig if a hot day.
    Vetiver by Guerlain if an average temperature day.
    Fueguia's Caoba if a (very) cold day: it is bombastic. You can't wear it...
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    Re: So why hasn't Dior Homme Intense been cloned?

    After reading the OP's post I recalled Kouros and the original Antaeus, they all fall into this category.

    IMHO, it must be due to molecules that are very difficult or impossible to replicate or...
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    Re: What's the consensus on JPG Fleur du male?

    Nope. It won't work for you: shrieking loud, girly, overly floral, it turns into a masculine after eight hours of continuous and barroque complexity. I like it but I am a fume head. I wear it in very...
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    Re: Stetson Cologne - What to expect?!

    It is along the Royal Copenhagen, British Sterling, CM Jockey Club and Amouage Gold template, powdery and floral scents that, sorry, one can hardly associate with cowboys of any kind, rather early...
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    Re: The Art Of Layering - Successful Stories

    Kind of obvious but layering reformulated with formulated scents does the trick. For example, original Antaeus with the new one.

    Another option is layering similar scents, like JHL with Opium, or...
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    This month (april)

    Agressive:1930s New Norfolk gold http://goo.gl/cvBTB4. I use it after Sundays nights, when having not shave for two days.

    Mild: 1953-1954 Rocket HD (http://goo.gl/fPa3cG). I...
  43. Re: Your Top 5 Wet Shaving Creams or Soaps. Gentlemen...

    Due to an extensive wardrobe I restricted my shaving soap options: I have the following...

    - Nivea cream shaving soap
    - La Toja bar
    - Ditto, tube
    - Williams mint tube
    - Musgo Real Soap
    -...
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    OK, we are facing a template. Maybe a molecule being pushed by the big five (IFF, Givaudan, Quest, etc.). Wearers mighht find different nuisances regarding the rest of the bunch - Bvlgari Man,...
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    Re: Lapidus Pour Homme

    A beast for today's standard, and quite original on the same vein. The old formula has the same imprint as to all of those that date from the time, heavy oakmoss and thus a denser feeling to the...
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    Re: Givenchy Insense

    Get the vintage. The new one has been, literally, watered down.
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    Re: Captain Molyneux

    Forget about the latest release, It is a galaxy away from the vintage one. Total new formulation, and quite run of the mill around the Chanel Blue template.
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    Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    I have too many, so there is no need to get more (as a matter of fact, I am giving away many among relatives and friends).

    Still, these are the ones in my mind:

    - Mouchoir de Monsieur
    -...
  49. Re: 4 colognes to live with for the rest of your life. Niche and Designer.

    Only four? Well... Here is my humble contribution:

    Habit Rouge
    Guerlain Vetiver
    N 19
    Lavanda Puig
  50. Re: L'homme Ideal - the best masculine scent of last five years

    Among my favs; this should not be a surprise of you take in mind Rochas Absolu and Cartier's Le Baiser are among the ones I like the most. Take these two and make less louder, it would be their...
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    Re: How Many Fragrances is "Too Many"?!

    Very personal. IMHO more than seven; seven per season if you want more variety.
    The point is giving yourself time to run up and replace them with new ones and later find your preferred scents.
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    Re: Best tobacco fragrance

    "Tobacco" is so tricky: It might be cherry tobacco or chocolate tobacco or vanilla tobacco and so forth.
    The only "tobacco-tobacco" scent I've tried is Devon's Tabac, a local oldy that has been...
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    Re: Remembering one of my father's colognes

    Love it. Have an almost empty bottle that I use sparingly. Brooks Brothers original is very similar. But nothing compares to the original.
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    Re: why all the hate for joop?

    Too "heavy": the cough syrup note is too strong, longevity is overwhelming, a good choice for Disco Stew. One spray on the chest does it, IMHO. Overspraying might be the reason for the rant.
  55. Re: Have you ever dropped a bottle? If so, what happened?

    Yap. My House smelt wonderfully.
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    Re: Info on fragrances getting better as they sit

    Some do smell better after sitting for some time. I can't recall which, though.
  57. Re: What is your signature scent, or your favorite scent?

    I don't have one but I am aware that there are some I use more than usual: Guerlain Vetiver, English Style EdC and Lavander and Patchouli EdT.
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    Re: Would you recommend Rochas Moustache?

    The vintage is worlds apart from the current formulation.
    This is a gents cologne of the kind that does not project nor lasts much. The second one plays against these rules without much success,...
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    Re: Chanel Égoïste or Guerlain Vetiver

    Depends: in a simple mood? Vetiver. More into complexity? Egöiste.


    I'd choose the later for a social occasion, the first one for work.
  60. Re: No love for the current formulation of CK Obsession Men?

    The original was overbearing. The actual one, more subdued. If nostalgic, try layering it with its feminine version.
  61. Thread: me = ? fragance

    by Pollux
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    Re: me = ? fragance

    Actually, I am kind of fed up with such an extensive wardrobe, and as a matter of fact, I am giving away many (sorry, only friends here in my country). Among all those I tried, I can come down to...
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    Re: How Unisex is Chanel No.19?

    Absolutely if worn the right way, i.e. if you don't douse in it.
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    Re: Worst blind buy for you???

    Well, it fits your description but it was bought at a time my discerning capabilities were very limited.
    Due to the characteristics of this hobby in these places there is not a chance I can sell...
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    Re: What to Wear When You Don't Know What to Wear

    O Lord! You are making me laugh outloud.
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    Re: Worst blind buy for you???

    Thanks for telling!!!
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    Re: Wearing too much perfume a sign of depression?

    During depression the sense of smell changes: what is considered nice tends to induce indifference, sometimes I can't stand some blends I used to like.

    I have a routine when feeling somehow...
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    Re: Worst blind buy for you???

    Krizia Spazio - never got it. Seriously.

    Natura Senhor N - imagine wearing a lemon-scented cleaning product, revolting. It ended being used as a bathroom deodorizer: in that context it is amazing,...
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    Re: A Gentleman and His Cologne

    I always tell my American students to stop "sorrying" so much. I always joke about that.
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    Re: A Gentleman and His Cologne

    👍

    The Book did have a conservative tinge.
    Good to know YSL was, as you said, vaguely scandalous - wasn't it Mr. Saint Laurent the reason behind this? As to Givenchy Gentleman, I always thought...
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    Re: A Gentleman and His Cologne

    I have been going over a bunch of these "manners" books and there is everything for everyone: they all have points in common (basic politeness: saying "please", "thank you", etc.) but they cover...
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    Re: A Gentleman and His Cologne

    This got my attention for two reasons:

    1-. My Grandmother loved perfumes but insisted that they should not be noted.

    2-. In the case of gentlemen, this does not apply. Indirectly, she sad it...
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    A Gentleman and His Cologne

    "A GENTLEMAN AND HIS COLOGNE

    A gentleman considers cologne to be intimate apparel.

    He knows that it should not cause comment, positive or negative, among other people in the room. Instead, it...
  73. Re: industrial, detergent, cleaning agent like citrus / lemon scents

    Senhor N by Natura. I don't know if you can get where you live, you will need to go to Brazil or any other country in South America and contact a rep for the company's line is not available in...
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    Re: Panic over a near-empty bottle of cologne!

    It is part of the combo. You have to deal with it. At least that is what I do.
  75. Re: Whats that your wearing ? ' Dior Eau SAUSAGE ' !!

    You are pronouncing it wrong. Its "saw-sáshe" :)
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    Re: CK Obsession vs Lagerfeld classic

    They have been watered down, I can't tell because I have not tried Lagerfeld's original formulation. But I have the hunch that it must have been better than CK's Obsession.
  77. Thread: ...

    by Pollux
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    Re: Most masculine Prada cologne?

    I tried all of them in a duty free shop and, well, I found them all on the unisex / feminine side of things except for Luna Rossa Extreme. Morever, none wowed me except for this, however with some...
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    Re: What do you do in this Twilight Zone episode ?

    Tabac, Old Spice, Brut, Stetson and Royal Copenhagen & RC Musk would do.

    BTW, I found a local perfumist who blends his own rendition of Old Spice that is much better than the original. If that...
  79. Re: You are reading one of your favorite books in this private library. What fragrance are you weari

    Brut, of course - just to counterbalance.
    Bad joke aside, Signoricci 2 (which was inherited by my Grandfather, of course).
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    Re: Yes, we are all fragrance junkies, but....

    I like history, literature, classical music and sports (as an athlete).
  81. Re: Which Fragrance Won You Over With The Unexpected Dry Down?

    Cuero Rosetto
    John Varvatos pH
  82. Re: What does a "Young Man's" or "Old Man's" scent actually smell like?

    Some classical notes are "old man" - blend patch, incense, vetiver and lavender, there you get an old man's scent. Add some iso e super, it will turn lightly into a not so old men's scent. Add...
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    Re: Most depressing looking bottle?

    Le Mâle, Invictus, 1 M, Salvador Dali p/ H. Also the ostentatious ones a la Middle East.
  84. Re: How should I respond to someone when I'm asked if I'm wearing perfume?

    Just say no and suggest that person to visit a psychiatrist for he /she is suffering from olfactory delusions.
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    Re: is niche mentality a lifestyle?

    Not my case. I enjoy all what is available regardless of its exclusivity. In terms of scents, it can be cheapies as well as niche. In terms of books, first editions of classics and paperbacks....
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    Re: perfect female fragrance for men

    It is very personal. IMO, all feminine in my wardrobe except Arpege. Must admit a predilection for Le Baiser du Dragon, Must, N 19 and Cristalle. Opium is in the limit.
  87. Re: A 16 yo girl adventure with Coromandel - Fathers, beware! And a suggestion...

    I agree. There must be something wrong because they act as if clocks were delayed. Min daughters are not so classy as yours (casmere cardigan and pearls? I envy you! That is Shalimar, Aprege and...
  88. A 16 yo girl adventure with Coromandel - Fathers, beware! And a suggestion...

    My 16 yo daughter has an "Audrey Hepburn" kind of look. She attends a highschool in which latin and ancient greek is part of the school's curricula, she currently holds a scolarship in a fine arts...
  89. Re: Chanel's Les Exclusivs arrived in Buenos Aires... suggestions?

    PM'd you.
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    Re: Insense by Givenchy

    Not at all.
    Insense is a heavy floral scent for men. ES is citric.
  91. Re: "Men's" and "Women's" fragrances diverged significantly?Enjoying 70s womens chypre (Faberge Part

    70's chypre? Hell yeahh!!! Count me in (Amen!!!).
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    Re: Expectation, Hype and Disappointment

    Agree. There are way better patchoulis around: the base notes are offputting and it is way too sweet to a girly point.
    Maybe "Chanel" does the trick for the hype.
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    Re: "Signature" scent.

    Depends how you wear it. You can pull heavy ones out if you limit yourself to one spray under the shirt. That is what I do with the ones I love that could be my signature scent and that are bombastic...
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    Re: Stop lying bro, you wear fragrances for women

    Yes I do!!! And among my wrestling mates, lol. Of course, it brings jokes but... My coach knows for certain that the old Obsession for Men he loves has been watered down and that the version for...
  95. Re: Which 5 perfumes do you consider to be the worst ever made?

    You are mentioning a touche subject: at first I liked many of these but later on found them unbereable: Spazio Krizia per Uomo, Balman Carbone ( 180° change, from thumbs up to thumbs down) and...
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    Re: End of the road for Safari?

    Check Brook Brothers for Gentlemen, they are quite alike
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    Re: What exactly is a "beginner's fragrance"?

    IMHO, a construct made up by fragrance snobs with the idea in mind to make newbies feel like ignorants.

    Of course, you are entitled to disagree.
  98. Re: Name the fragrance, having a "special" place in your heart.

    N* 19 + whisky: Formal dinners at my parent's home.
    Shalimar: the smell of my Grandma's home.
    James Smart Amber EdC: My Father leaving for formal social occasions.
    Eau Sauvage: me and my friends...
  99. Re: Have you ever complimented someone on their fragrance? Do you do it regularly?

    Yap, not that often. It is sort of intruding and some people may feel uncomfortable since it can mean over applying, but these would normally apologize.

    I got surprised in many occasions: in a...
  100. Re: Do you own a fragrance that reminds you of something many years ago?

    Shalimar, my Grandma; Habit Rouge, my Grandpa; Macassar, me in F. Worth; Opium, my Sister; Jules, my Brother; Haberdasher's Ambre, my Dad; Haberdashers Lavander, my Aunt Grandpa; N* 19, my Mother;...
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