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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Here's my little collection:

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yAduyoR8KmY/TpmBZgGj6-I/AAAAAAAABK0/20ZFdU3Qc2g/s1024/IMG_1526.jpg
  2. Re: Men's fragrances with the best 'honey' note

    Thank baby Jesus, for someone mentioned that. The drydown of Kouros has a very delectable note of honey. :)
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    Re: Group of indian scentheads!!!!!!

    Count me in. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    Habit Rouge EDT by Guerlain.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Received a few compliments for wearing Black Aoud by Montale. This one sure is an attention grabber!
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Got intense compliments on Terre D' Hermes (the EDT version).

    While I rate it at 3 to 4 stars out of 5, I think that generally people tend to like this fragrance a lot.
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    Re: BeautyEcounter.com.

    I'm not a creed fan, and I've never felt the need to buy a bottle full of any of their stuff.

    But, should we really turn this to a creed-bashing thread? Can we keep our opinions on Creed to...
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    Re: What is your experience of fragranceX.com?

    By not providing google checkout, they've lost me as a customer. Earlier, I stopped buying from them after a few orders not coming through.

    I started using them again since Google checkout...
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    Re: Is there something similar to Fahrenheit

    I haven't smelled anything quite like it.
  10. Re: Young Gentlemen (20's to Early 30's), What's Your Favorite Office Scent(s)?

    I'm 28.

    I don't care about the weather, and the following are the ones I usually reach out to wear for office. And certainly not all of them are "gentlemens" scent, but I don't worry too much...
  11. Re: My first "serious" fragrance review - Encre Noire by Lalique

    Thank you gentlemen, this has now been posted as a blog entry. I thought it would be nicer to keep all my reviews collected in one place (well, I'd hope to write some more).
  12. Re: My first "serious" fragrance review - Encre Noire by Lalique

    Thanks for the information about rose geranium, rogalal. Much appreciated.
  13. Re: My first "serious" fragrance review - Encre Noire by Lalique

    Thank you for your kind words, hednic. I'm glad you found it interesting.

    If my views could appeal, then I would try to write more in the future. Long live fragrance nerds. :)
  14. Re: My first "serious" fragrance review - Encre Noire by Lalique

    Thank you, Sniff. I'm going to wear Encre Noire today as well. We've a meeting, and a Vetyver "aura" will do quite well. :)
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    Re: 10 Disasterpieces - Your list

    1. Oscar Pour Lui (Misery bottled)
    2. Stetson Pour Homme (Misery has company)
    3. C&S Cuba (Distilled faeces)
    4. A*Men
    5. Fahrenheit
    6. D&G Pour Homme
    7. One Man Show
  16. Re: My first "serious" fragrance review - Encre Noire by Lalique

    Saripatates, I appreciate you for correcting me. I learn something new here every day, and I thought it's about time I stop lurking around and start contributing.

    I was fooled to think it's...
  17. Re: My first "serious" fragrance review - Encre Noire by Lalique

    Thank you, kccparis. I take it that you're generous in appreciating. :)

    As a matter of fact, I gave it a long thought and decided that this is worth doing. I'm wanting to keep all my future...
  18. Re: My first "serious" fragrance review - Encre Noire by Lalique

    Thanks DiamondFlame. As it turns out, English isn't my first language. Please discount the grammatical errors; I'll try to be better at that in the future.

    Cologneist, as you correctly said,...
  19. My first "serious" fragrance review - Encre Noire by Lalique

    Hi Gentlemen,

    I've given the fragrance the time to grow on me, and have taken every measure to make sure that I sum up the scent neatly. But since this is my first "serious" review, please be kind...
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    Re: SOTD January Sunday 30th

    SOTD:

    http://www.creedboutique.com/24-84-large/creed-original-santal.jpg

    SOTE:

    http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-16632634487019_2143_490687436
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    Re: SotD: Sunday, 23rd January, 2011

    Idole de Lubin

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/st/26125169.jpg
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    Re: Your Shaving Routine/ Set-Up.

    The ground water here is unjustifiably hard. I have a reverse osmosis water filter that converts it to soft water (and UV filters it so it can actually be consumed). I take some of this water, and...
  23. Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    http://www.perfume2order.com/images/ProductGroup/Small/AQS_S517_8789S.jpg
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    Re: Overlooked unisex fragrances

    Habit Rouge for open minded females.
  25. Re: Anything that smells like a pure rose garden?

    Highness Rose by Montale
    Une Rose by Malle
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    Re: Is AZARRO POUR HOMME A REAL POWER HOUSE?

    Exactly what he said.
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    Re: Masculin Babypowder

    The powdery element in Habit Rouge has a smooth and mild "rosey" edge, which gives it a slight baby powder feel. The vanilla in this one feels pure and alluring while it's settling down.

    Very...
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    Re: What is Basenotes' Acqua di Gio?

    I'd politely like to point out that this thread is not to "bash" or praise any fragrance. The question is about what's widely accepted in basenotes (as to ADG being widely accepted by the less...
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    Re: SOTD - Sunday, November 7, 2010

    Opium Pour Homme by YSL.
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    Re: Do you have any "1-spray only" fragrances?

    Everything gets a minimum of 3 sprays (on different areas, of course). But I'm very careful about application with the following:

    1. Kouros
    2. Quorum
    3. Encre noire
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    Re: Biggest hate to love turnaround

    Azzaro PH. A classic that I learned to appreciate after taking a while.
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    Poll: Re: Strongest powerhouse fragrance

    Nothing is as much "powerhouse" as Kouros on my skin.
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    Re: Serge Lutens revisited

    It's absolutely normal that you could simply not fall in love with any of the offerings from a particular house. Happens to us all now and then.

    On the flip side, consider the rave reviews, and...
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    Re: best SMELLLING fragrances in your opinion.

    Eau Sauvage.
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    Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    Can't get any more masculine than Kouros.
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    Re: Rookie errors

    An excellent point. I've been a victim of this error. :)
  37. Re: Have you discovered your favorite designer house?

    I'll go with YSL.
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    Re: I finally tried Dior Homme Intense

    Such a coincidence. I happened to try it today too, and while I haven't tried the original "Dior Homme" version, I think that there is a lot of chocolate going on in here for my tastes.

    It's not...
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    Re: tabac original edt vs. edc

    I owned the EDT and it was pretty decent for that price (got a 100 ml bottle for 18 USD).

    It has a luxurious barbershop smell to it. It isn't groundbreaking stuff, but it smelled natural, which...
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    Re: Chanal Anateus - how would you wear it?

    Gym, badminton court, and to the office some times.
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed application

    Apologies for sneaking in my question here, but when you say 3 sprays, what are the spots? The standard, I'd assume to be wrist, chest and neck?

    Does anyone here spray on the same place twice (as...
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    Re: SOTD Friday, 10th of September

    http://www.reviewsresults.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/givenchy_gentleman.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Thrusday 09 September 2010

    Dune by Christian Dior.
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    Re: Encre Noire by Lalique???

    Extremely potent stuff (almost fully vetiver, that's powerful and sharp). A little goes a long way, and even a slight overapplication can give you a headache.

    If applied lightly, this would linger...
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    Poll: Re: L'Instant PH (EdT) vs. A*Men

    A*Men smells just wrong. On the other hand, L'Instant is much more richer, complex and well crafted. Like Redneck said, try to get the EDP if possible.
  46. Re: I wanna go dark and intense. Will you be so handy and gimme a piece of advice?

    Encre Noire by Lalique
    Antaeus by Chanel
    No. 88 by Czech and Speak
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    Re: Freshest Smelling Chanel

    Edition Blanche is the freshest smelling Chanel I've ever smelled.
  48. Thread: Pure Malt

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    Re: Mugler's PURE MALT

    It isn't worth $100 to my mind.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Received a compliment on wearing Dune by Christian Dior.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday August 8, 2010

    SOTD: C&S Oxford and Cambridge
    SOTE: Live Jazz by YSL
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    Re: Layering your scent with body lotion

    Try this stuff: http://www.scentmonkey.com/product.php?code=U-BB-1364. It's relatively cheap, and gets the job done. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday 1st August 2010

    http://www.chanel.com/en_US/fragrance-beauty/cms2export/Site1Files/P127451/P127451_LARGE.jpg
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    Re: Bought Kouros yesterday: Opinions.

    My sympathy is with you on that. It lasts for 10+ hours on my skin, and it ACTUALLY projects through that time if I don't take a shower.

    It also has the most barbarous, daring and unique opening...
  54. Re: Is there such thing as a fragrance that projects more in the base than opening?

    Quorum by Antonio Puig.

    The opening there is deceptive (although it seems to be strong, it gets surprisingly stronger as it develops). It's easy to over-spray this stuff and I've made that...
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    Re: Fragrance that smell like gasoline?

    +1 for Fahrenheit by Christian Dior.
  56. Re: Have you tried Czech and Speake fragrances?

    Hadn't known about their sampler pack. Thanks for the information, I just ordered it.
  57. Re: Having trouble choosing my first 2 Chanel frags

    If you have two slots, you could fill one with Antaeus. It's an excellent fragrance.

    I'd pick among the following for the next slot (my preferences in order):

    1. Allure Homme Edition Blance
    2....
  58. Re: looking for scents that smell like liquor or booze

    The dry down of Escada PH is very boozy.
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    Re: Next YSL Purchase Help Please!

    Opium PH - IMHO it's far better than CK obsession (I've used both enough to tell this). Give it another try with an open mind.

    Jazz - Underrated scent. I'd recommend that you try it. This one has...
  60. Re: What do you consider a great "value" men's fragrance

    Thanks The_cologneist for your post, I'll be soon trying Spirit! :)
  61. Re: YSL Live Jazz & Chanel Allure Blanche..........Incredibly Similar.......Right?

    They're two COMPLETELY DIFFERENT scents.
  62. Re: Yves Saint Laurent: Why Can't I Find Their Better Frags?

    I find most of their stuff in their outlets here in India.
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed or Terre d'Hermes?

    Easy choice: Terre D'Hermes.
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    Re: FragranceX.com yo

    It used to be good, but I never received the past 3 orders. Two of those, I claimed a refund with Google checkout, and with another order, I lost my money. And their customer service is ridiculous,...
  65. Re: End of blind buying for me (thanks to D&G PH)

    That statement makes me feel better. I was wondering if I'm the only one to be vomiting because of that haphazard smell. :)
  66. Re: End of blind buying for me (thanks to D&G PH)

    Ouch! That should have been an expensive lesson to learn. :)
  67. Re: End of blind buying for me (thanks to D&G PH)

    With the sheer volume of love it has here, I think I should have traded it off in the market place instead of throwing it as a freebie to the cousin. But I'm sure he'll enjoy it, so I'm fine.

    This...
  68. Re: End of blind buying for me (thanks to D&G PH)

    Well, I'd be sure not to blind buy a creed or anything as expensive though. :)
  69. Re: End of blind buying for me (thanks to D&G PH)

    It could just be that this scent is associated with some bad memories in the past (someone was wearing this and smoking beedi in a train station?). I don't know, but I'm not going to stand this...
  70. End of blind buying for me (thanks to D&G PH)

    I think D&G PH is going to be the last fragrance that I've blindly purchased (based on online reviews).

    The moment I sniffed this stuff, I was instantly reminded of garbage can, and beedi (cheap...
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    Poll: Re: Do you enjoy layering?

    Hahaha. Good comment. :)
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    Poll: Re: dior homme vs. m7

    Both are good, but if I had to pick one, then it would be Dior Homme.
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    Re: S o t D - Saturday, June 12, 2010

    Live Jazz.
  74. Re: help me find a trusty fragrance to wear for a long time...

    Very nice list. I'd add YSL Kouros to it.
  75. Re: Does anyone actually buy frags at the mall?

    Wise man! :)
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    Poll: Re: Blue Jeans VS Magnetism

    Easy choice - Magnetism.
  77. Poll: Re: The "Better Than The Fragrance that Inspired It?" Poll

    I believe Coolwater was released before GIT, so how can it be inspired by GIT?!
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    Re: Small experiment

    No offense intended, but the gentleman "A" thought Kouros is unisex? :laugh:
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    Re: S o t D - Monday, June 7, 2010

    http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/71/63/93/20/0071639320112_500X500.jpg
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    Re: Polo Blue or Acqua De Gio

    ADG is slightly on the better side, but I'd spend my money on something that is less common AND at least as good or better.
  81. Poll: Re: How many different fragrances per day you use ?

    It's usually 1, but if I've to go to the gym, then I'll use another one (most probably Kouros - nothing else stands the workout).
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    Poll: Re: Frags + Zodiacs !?

    Me Scorpio.
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    Re: Live Jazz, bought blind..

    What he said!
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 4 June, 2010

    Escada PH.
  85. Re: Seeking 2 different reccomendations! :)

    I must admit that I haven't tried many neroli scents, but +1 on the Neroli Sauvage and it's on my to buy list.

    It's an excellent scent!
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    Re: "Everyone wears that fragrance"

    Here in India, very, very less number of people wear cologne/perfume. I've smelled it on something like 2% of guys, and may be 5% of girls.

    And if someone happen to see my wardrobe, they become...
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    Re: "Everyone wears that fragrance"

    Wow! I'll be sure to visit some of those perfume shops during my next visit there. :)
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    Re: "Everyone wears that fragrance"

    That definitely makes us abnormal, I guess. :)
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    Re: Blind buys for June

    50ml for $20?! Where? I'll do it too. :)
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    Re: Cuban cigar smell

    +1 on this superb suggestion. I got hold of this stuff just a couple of days back, and it really is a great bargain for the price!
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    Re: Bvlgari Black or Body Kouros

    Your job could have been much simpler if you had added a poll to this thread.

    Bvlgari Black is good, but it won't stand a chance against Body Kouros in my world.
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    Re: The longevity god

    I had been to an Essenza di wills outlet recently and I tried a new cologne they had for display. It was known as "Mikkel".

    The stuff hung around FOREVER. Was 24+ hours on my skin, and I may...
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    Re: Rochas Lui: Wow what a sleeper!

    I've been meaning to blind buy this stuff for a while, and I think today is going to be the day. :)
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur VS Eau Sauvage

    Now, you guys are tempting me. That said, what would be your pick, if it should be just one, Mr. Cologne guy? :)
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur VS Eau Sauvage

    I tried YSL Pour Homme (the original) and while I'd agree that it smells very natural and 'good', I wasn't quite impressed with its longevity and projection. It smells too simple, and as you said,...
  96. Re: Fragrance lines that have disappointed/impressed you most?

    Impressed by: Hermes, YSL, Guerlain, Chanel

    Disappointed by: Hugo, Armani, Ralph Lauren, Givenchy
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur VS Eau Sauvage

    OK, I give up on the "gentlemanliness" and even the price (i'm not bothered if one is much pricier than the other too).

    I need your opinions on the comparison of these two. If one is more...
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur VS Eau Sauvage

    Thank you Ron. So, what I understand from your comment is that ES is far better, but the longevity of PM is better?
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur VS Eau Sauvage

    Snafoo, that's my mistake, sorry. I edited the post to indicate that it is not the concentree version. Thanks for sharing your opinions, I appreciate it.
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    Poll: Chanel Pour Monsieur VS Eau Sauvage

    Which one should I buy? Pour Monsieur or Eau Sauvage?

    (with Chanel PM, it is NOT the EDT concentree, it's the Pour Monsieur version. I already have the concentree version, and I like it.)

    Yes,...
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