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  1. Re: I hate Vetiver - Now recommend some fragrances for me

    Histories de Parfums: Ambre 114
    Les Liquides Imaginaries: Fortis (my dad loves this one!)
  2. Re: Dior Collection Privée Eau Noire smell association...anyone with me on this one?

    According to the website:

    The herbs used in the product strengthen, nourish and enliven the whole body through their supply of powerful plant nutrition.

    Ingredients:

    Black Tea
    Peppermint...
  3. Dior Collection Privée Eau Noire smell association...anyone with me on this one?

    So after sampling Eau Noire the other day, I was instantly reminded of this type of sweet, herbal tea that I drink when I get sick called Joshanda. I'm not saying that in a bad way whatsoever as I...
  4. Re: Dior La Collection Privée | Leather Oud

    I really like this one. I love wearing it outside in the heat (limited spraying obviously) as it reminds me of the smells I associate with a hot and humid summer day spent at my family cottage in...
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    Re: SoOud Line.

    Although I've not smelled it in sometime, I liked Nur when I tried it.
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    Re: Olympic Orchids Devil Scent Project

    I was excited to try them because I'm a sucker for labdanum, but I didn't like them. I thought that Lil smelled like Murphy's Oil Soap.
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    Re: I need a Pitmaster Scent!

    Sonoma Scent Studio: Fireside Intense
    Le Labo: Patchouli 24
  8. Re: Have you ever bought someone a fragrance?

    I purchase fragrances for my father all of the time.
  9. Re: Need Some Opinions on the Following...

    While both are heavy on the clove, the St. Johns's seemed to be the nicer of the two in my opinion. Nice, spicy, eucalyptus opening. Longevity is better and it's not as linear as the CO Bigelow. I've...
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    Re: Energizing summer ginger fragrance?

    I like the way the ginger note is handled in Like This by Etat Libre d`Orange, however you may not be looking for a floral fragrance...
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    I seriously smell Burberry: Touch for Men on gentlemen walking past me on the street all of the time. I used to work with a lady that wore Kiehl's: Original Musk everyday too, but those are seriously...
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    Similar to Jovoy: Jus Interdit?

    I was able to sample the three new Jovoy extraits at MiN yesterday and could've sworn I've smelled something like Jus Interdit somewhere before. Can anyone help me pinpoint which fragrances smell...
  13. Re: I am looking for a cologne that smells like Speed Stick Gear Fresh Force.

    I'm not sure what Speed Stick Gear Fresh Force smells like, however I can safely say that J. Peterman: 1903 smells exactly like 'regular' Mennen Speed Stick to me. The original green colored one.
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    Re: Which Patch to reward myself with?

    I love the spicy sweetness of Serge Lutens: Borneo 1834, but given what you're looking for I don't think it's the right fit. I would reccomend trying Lorenzo Villoresi: Patchouli or Nobile 1942:...
  15. Re: "Amber does not exist in perfumery . . . "

    Unless specifically stated, I always assume that perfume houses are trying to capture the smell of this type of amber resin. I know that with this type there are many different interpretations of it...
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    Re: The first time you smelled GIT.....

    I wasn't a fan when I smelled it. To me it smells like Creed's version of Grey Flannel...which is another fragrance I'm not a fan of either.

    P.S. In no way am I attacking the house of Creed....
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    Re: Let's talk sandalwood!!

    Art of Shaving: Sandalwood
    Diptyque: Tam Dao EDP
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    Re: Ameer Al Oudh

    I have this one as well and think it's nice.
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    Re: Fragrance that disapointed you the most

    I was in Aedes de Venustas the other week having a sniff around and I must say that the Orto Parisi line was a bit of a letdown.
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    Re: Phaedon-whats good?

    I own and like Tabac Rouge.

    I've been wanting to try Patchouli Indonesien. Would you mind elaborating a bit on your takes on it...or anybody's for that matter?
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    Re: Nishane - Afrika Olifant

    Sounds right up my alley. Can't wait to give it a test!
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    Re: battle of the Vetivers!

    Jovoy: Private Label
    Heeley: Vetiver Veritas
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    Re: How often do you regret your SOTD?

    Not often for me, but surprisingly enough today is one of those days! I chose incorrectly today with Chanel: Antaeus.
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    Re: Clement leaving Osswald's NYC

    He will be missed. A true gentleman every time I've been in there. Good luck in your endeavors.
  25. Re: Where can I get a decent pocket atomizer ?

    If you are looking for something affordable other than plastic, the store Muji has this one. Even though the sprays aren't gigantic, you get a good blast and it's made really well. Glass, screw-top...
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    Re: Amouage, Serge Lutens and Tom Ford

    If have to say that I prefer Serge Lutens over Amouage or Tom Ford. As far as favorites from each...

    Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    Serge Lutens: Borneo 1834
    Tom Ford: Sahara Noir (I'm only saying this...
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    Re: Histoires de Parfums where to start?

    Ambre 114 is a personal favorite. I also own 1740, but feel the immortelle can get a bit overwhelming at times. While I'm not familiar with Rive Guache, 1725 is a nice, refined barbershop scent with...
  28. Re: Help me to find out an Amber based fragrance. Whats your suggestions please?

    My vote goes to Histories de Parfums: Ambre 114. To me it smells extremely close to actual amber resin (not the fossilized stuff) and has a wonderful, dry aspect to it in the dry down. Longevity and...
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    Re: Fred Soll insense

    I have burned many of his incense sticks and they have all been super powerful. I hardly ever burn one whole stick in one sitting and they can last over two hours from start to finish. My personal...
  30. Poll: Re: Getting tired of "oud scents" yet? POLL.

    It has become increasingly harder to weed out the ones I like, but no...and I can't imagine I ever will.
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    Re: Perfumania is now selling ouds

    Soooooo after having about a week to spend with the two I bought, I've got to say that I'm not a huge fan. Oud D'or gets so sickening sweet that it hurts and Oud Noir, while better than Oud D'Or,...
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - Mayl 2015

    I've really been enjoying a few of Fred Sol's incense creations lately. Last night I burned a stick of his Frankincense and Cedar and today the home will be scented with his Honey Amber.
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    Re: I'm on a musk kick!

    I enjoy Kiehl's: Original Musk Oil. Did you try that or the EDT? I find it smoother. I've never smelled the urinousness that you speak of, Asha, but next time I wear it I'll keep my nose open!
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    Re: Fans of Aoud and Roja Dove Rejoice.

    Ha! Made my morning...
  35. Re: Which scents gets you the most negative comments?

    I wore Soivohle: Journeyman to work the other day and got told that I smelled like I'd been sitting in an Indian restaurant for months.
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    Re: Perfumania is now selling ouds

    Here is a photo of the back of one of the boxes. UAE apparently.

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  37. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    Well if we're going for travel size items as well, I have to add two to the list:

    Histories de Parfums: Ambre 114 14 ml X 3
    Histories de Parfums: 1740 14 ml X 1
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    Re: Perfumania is now selling ouds

    That would be my guess also. They have testers of them at the 34th st. location as well in case anyone was going specifically to try out a spray or two. The Oud Noir reminds me slightly of a weaker...
  39. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    Sonoma Scent Studio: Tabac Aurea
    Art of Shaving: Sandalwood
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    Re: Perfumania is now selling ouds

    I went to the one on 34th St. between 5th and Broadway in Manhattan.
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    Re: Perfumania is now selling ouds

    I just went to one of the Perfumemanias in NYC and picked up two of them for $60. Oud Noir and Oud D'or.
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud - lovin beats hatin

    I recently bought a bottle and I'm really into it. Like a few others I agree that the synthetic civet stands out as the "fecal" note in it, but not in a bad way at all. The sweetness of the coumarin...
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    Re: What was your worst blind buy?

    Histories de Parfums: Pétroleum
    J. Peterman: 1903
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    Re: The hednic Appreciation Thread

    Couldn't agree more! Congrats! Thank you for always being one who keeps a level-headed, nonjudgemental perspective. Your posts are always a refreshing breath of air amidst fragrance battles. I look...
  45. Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    I find that Art of Shaving: Sandalwood layers with Montale: Dark Aoud and Jovoy: Private Label really well. I happened across this layering combo because I use Art of Shaving: Sandalwood...
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    Poll: Re: Tabac Rouge - Opinions?

    I picked this one over Tobacco Vanille because it's less dense/syrupy/cloying and doesn't smell like suntan lotion in the dry down. I also love that you really get a lot of Siam benzoin in it as...
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    Re: Lets make a list: Your 1 spray fragrances

    While I was shopping at Bergdorf Goodman today I tried one spray of Roja Dove: Diaghilev and it is still extremely strong on my arm. I couldn't imagine wearing more than one full spray of this on...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Picked this up today:

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    Dior: Leather Oud
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    Re: Lets make a list: Your 1 spray fragrances

    Histories de Parfums: Ambre 114
    Histories de Parfums: 1740
    Slumberhouse: Norne
    Slumberhouse: Ore
    Byredo: Oud Immortel - don't own it, but one spray to the neck while testing from my dads bottle...
  50. Poll: Re: How open are you to wearing a "clone" scent ?

    I typically wouldn't have a problem with it, however, after trying the Surrati versions of Tom Ford Oud Wood (Tom Oudh) and Tuscan Leather (Tom Tuskan Leather) I'm a bit skeptical.
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    Re: Makeup / lipstick / woman's purse smell

    This one totally! The dry down of Histories de Parfums: 1740 has it too...if you can get over the copious amount of immortele. I also thought that Musk Aoud from Roja has a leather purse-esque smell...
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    Re: Patchouli Base on Office-Friendly Scent

    Serge Lutens: Borneo 1834
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    Re: Fake Aventus?

    There needs to be a separate 'Aventus' forum. :tongue:
  54. Re: Recommendations for quality deodorant please ...

    I thought I was the only one! I got so sick and tired of having discolor marks on all of my undershirts from sticks of deodorant. Heavily scented sticks also stopped working about halfway through the...
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    Re: Chanel Antaeus Cap

    Bump. I am also open to buying a 100ml bottle of Antaeus with a small amount in it...maybe a few mls left and at a reasonable price. PM me if you can help me out. Thanks again.
  56. Re: Fragrances that remind you of a beach or an ocean...

    It's been awhile since I've smelled it, but I remember Maria Candida Gentile: Finisterre having a pleasant beachy aroma to it that didn't have a suntan lotion aspect. I remember it having more...
  57. Re: Which one would you choose ? Montale Dark Aoud or Tom Ford Oud Wood ?

    That depends on what you're looking for. They are two different takes on the 'oud' note. Dark Aoud is dry/woody/leather/pepper etc. while Oud Wood is more of a lush/woody/musk fragrance. Well....to...
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    Re: Kiehl's Original Musk--oil or EdT?

    "Slightly muskier and less rosey" is exactly why I pick the oil over the EDT. Yes it may be a simpler blend of notes, but I find the florals in the EDT to be harshly bitter and rubbery. As far as...
  59. Re: Remember the violet candies wrapped in purple tinfoil?

    Choward's Violets taste like they should be bathed with.
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    Re: Kiehl's Original Musk--oil or EdT?

    As someone who owns and wears both...I would go for the oil. Personally I feel the EDT is a bit more floral and has a slight rubbery nuance right out of the gate, however the oil is smooth as soon as...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 5th April 2015

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    Jovoy: La Liturgie des Heures
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    Re: Looking for a summer incense

    Jovoy: La Liturgie des Heures is nice for warmer weather. It has a "green" aspect to it that I find to be very airy and open.
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    Re: Creamy Cozy Sandalwood

    I really like 'Art of Shaving: Sandalwood." It has a slight eucalyptus blast initially, however it fades extremely quickly and dries down into a wonderful, soapy, creamy sandalwood. Not sharp and...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Picked up a few oldies, but goodies...

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    Salvador Dali: Pour Homme
    Aramis: Havana
    Chanel: Antaeus

    I also got gifted a bottle of Spicebomb...which I don't particularly care for.
  65. Re: Perfume stores that go the extra mile

    Couldn't agree more! They are both tops!
  66. Re: How often do you wear the same scent two or more days in a row? Which scents are they?

    Like many others, I usually only wear the same fragrance multiple days in a row if it's new to my collection. If I do decide to wear the same scent two days in a row it is only because I feel like I...
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    Re: Vetiver advice: help me out!

    I really like Jovoy: Private Label and Heeley: Vetiver Veritas. Private Label has an awesome 'old book' type of quality to it and Vetiver Veritas is a true representation a Hatian vetiver oil with a...
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    Re: Any of the Orto Parisi Line

    Aedes de Venustas has it too.
    http://www.aedes.com/Orto-Parisi_c_345.html
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    Chanel Antaeus Cap

    I know it may be a long shot, but does anyone out there have a Chanel Antaeus cap off an empty, 100ml bottle that they would be willing to part with? I've recently been gifted a tester of it that...
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    Re: Basenotes Hacked?

    I'm getting the same thing. I was able to navigate here to post this by pulling up a link from my history, but cant get anywhere trying to navigate from the BN homepage.
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    Re: Like Black Afgano but cheaper

    Agreed. Not as intense, but definitely in the same vein.
  72. Re: UPDATED!!! Choosing fragrance without tasting

    Never
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    Re: TF: Patchouli Absolu

    I have tried this a few times. To me the initial opening is a nice, dry, bitter patchouli, however it seems to evolve into a somewhat camphorous/mossy mess on my skin.
  74. Re: What is the muskiest fragrance with great longevity?

    Both have great longevity, however I prefer the oil over the EDT because the floral notes are less pronounced and not so aggressive in the opening. The EDT has an almost rubbery smell to to me.
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    Re: Splash Bottles

    I'm not a big fan as the idea of potentially getting dust, hair etc. into the bottle as I return the stopper (or cap) after application isn't something I really want to do. They don't keep me from...
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    Re: Pipe Smoker

    Maybe Serge Lutens: Borneo 1834...awesome patchouli/cocoa/spice vibe.
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    Re: Petition to ban acronyms

    Acronyms get a thumbs down from me.
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    Re: Something warm, something comforting.

    Histories de Parfums: Ambre 114
    Kiehl's: Original Musk Oil
  79. Re: What is the best Vetiver based fragrance that you have smelled?

    I really like the vetiver in Jovoy: Private Label.
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    Re: Best Tobacco-Honeyish fragrance

    Phaedon: Tabac Rouge. I get more honey in this one than in Tobacco Vanille.
  81. Re: What else do you collect apart from perfumes?

    Tobacco pipes and incense. I love all forms of consumption (i.e. sticks, loose powder, cones), but it's mainly loose resins/woods as I make my own incense pellets occasionally.
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    Re: Whats next on your "To buy" list.

    Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    Serge Lutens: Borneo 1834
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    Re: Your favorite Sandalwood frag?

    Art of Shaving: Sandalwood
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    Re: Your "biggest regret" purchase?

    Histoires de Parfums: Petroleum.
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    Re: New York, New York

    Twisted Lily in Brooklyn carries it.
  86. Thread: Tobacco

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    Re: Tobacco

    +1 for Tabac Aurea. A brighter and very interesting take on tobacco.
    +1 for Tabac Rouge
  87. Is applicator type ever a deciding factor when making a purchase?

    I was having a discussion with a colleague the other day about different methods of fragrance application and it was asked if applicator type is ever a deciding factor when making a purchase? If you...
  88. Re: what do you research before buying a fragrance?

    I agree completely. I've found that certain people that do fragrance reviews have the same olfactory palette as me and I can generally rely on what they say as far as a scent profile goes. From...
  89. Re: What is the best smelling fragrance from Ralph Lauren's "Polo" line?

    Double Black and Green.
  90. Re: The first Creed fragrance you smelled, and your reaction.

    Let me clarify. It smells like a more thought out version of Grey Flannel. It's not as in your face or rough around the edges, but share similar enough notes that to me they smell like cousins. I...
  91. Re: The first Creed fragrance you smelled, and your reaction.

    It was Green Irish Tweed and my reaction was "this smells like Grey Flannel."
  92. Re: Which Etat Libre d`Orange scent is the most conservative ?

    'Like This' is a nice one.
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    Re: Very first fragrance

    Definitely Old Spice from my grandfather and Grey Flannel from my dad. Nostalgia is probably the only reason I have those in my wardrobe.
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    Re: The Darkest Day In Fragrance History...

    "At least the upside would be everyone would stop f*cking talking about it.

    You'd think Aventus was the only perfume out there...."

    Amen, brother!
  95. Re: Deal-breaker notes, What are your least favorite perfume notes?

    In no particular order:

    -Rose
    -Tuberose
    -Dominant Florals
    -Sweet fruits
    -Aldehydes
    -Bond No. 9
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    -Jovoy
    -Agonist
    -Histoires de Parfums
    -Lubin
    -So Oud
    -Annick Goutal
    -Memoire Liquide
    -Robert Piguet
    -Boadicea The Victorious
    -L'Artisan Parfumeur
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    Re: New York, New York

    You can get a price adjustment up to 10 days after your purchase if you've got your receipt :thumbsup:
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    Re: Diptyque - Tam Dao reformulation

    I own a bottle of Tam Dao from a few years ago and agree that they smell different. It's not objectionable though. After a short conversation with another member on here I came to the conciliation...
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    Re: New York, New York

    Was at Henri Bendel again yesterday. The sale has gone up to 50%off now. They still have the Maison Dorin fragrances, but what they have (on the whole) is beginning to thin out. Seeing that you are...
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    Picked up Jovoy - La Liturgie des Heures today. Henri Bendel is having a great sale (50% off "third party" fragrance) and I've picked up three new bottles this week!
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