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    Re: Ermenegildo Zegna Essenza di Zegna

    Actually, I find the new AdG Essenza to be very similar to the Zegna.
  2. Re: New releases: L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Yuzu and Sport Mint

    I was kinda afraid of that, Jive. Seems to be the case with so many Issey flankers of late -- including that "dark" one a couple years back. (What was it, 'Absolue'?). I was really looking forward...
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    Re: NEW Issey Miyake Limited Editions 2014

    Thanks for the Sephora tip. Hopefully there will be some bottles in store, 'cuz I too have been looking forward to both of these.
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    Re: Guerlain Homme L'Eau SA treat

    Excellent deal, Cylob! I love the Sisley as well.
  5. Thread: 4160 Tuesdays

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    Re: 4160 Tuesdays

    As a cycling fan, I'd really be interested in any info regarding the Bradley Wiggins inspired Time To Draw The Raffle Numbers.
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    Re: The best neroli?

    Thanks, rum!
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    Re: The best neroli?

    Can anyone speak to Castle Forbes Special Reserve Neroli? Glowing write-up for it on Fragrantica, but the price is pushing my blind-buy limits.
  8. Re: Just got Mandorlo di Sicilia...what AdP do you recommend next?

    Bergamotto di Calabria and Mirto di Panarea.
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    Re: Lanvin Avant Garde: So Good

    A darn fine cheapie. :)
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    You got some nice ones there, my man. Enjoy!
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    I'm a sucka for the Italian houses.
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    Re: Adidas Get Ready! for Men.. check this out!

    Well I'll be darned!! Thanks for the heads up...will BOLO.
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    Re: Meo Fusciuni - above try these?

    Also received these in the Lucky Scent sample pack. I'm horrible at describing scents, and often times the best I can do is compare what I'm sniffing to something I already own. So that said,...
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    Re: Andrea Maack's creations.

    Ordered the most recent Lucky Scent sampler pack, and of the 17 fragrances included I'm afraid that Andrea Maack's Coven was far and away my least favorite of the bunch. To my nose, there's a very...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    As a cycling fan, this house caught my eye due to the Bradley Wiggins inspired Time To Draw The Raffle Numbers. Any chance you happened to try that one?
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    Re: Cédrat Enivrant by Atelier Cologne

    I, too, am a big fan of this house -- own 3 of their 200ml bottles plus some minis. And I was really, really looking forward to Cedrat Enivrant. Thought it would be a 100% safe blind-buy, since...
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    Re: New to The Fragrance World and Basenotes

    Welcome BigBlue!

    With an eye toward keeping this affordable, I'll add a couple more to the already fine suggestions.

    An absolute favorite of mine in the Summer is Guerlain Homme. And even...
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    Re: Allure Homme Sport Cologne Sport suggestions

    It's a great, great Summer scent, Darsh. Pull the trigger on the big bottle (5 oz?) tomorrow, and then look around for a good deal on Lalique White. It can be found at a substantial discount, and...
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    Re: New bottle ritual

    Haven't heard of this, and personally wouldn't worry too much about it.
  20. Re: Balenciaga Pour Homme - did I get a bottle gone bad?

    I get the same thing from my 1 oz. bottle, and can actually pick up on it from simply smelling the atomizer. (Said atomizer, BTW, is very weak. I assume I just got a bum bottle).
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    Re: Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo

    Agree whole-heartedly, rogalal. Went to Nieman's the other day in order to try Ginepro out, and my nose was glued to the test strip for several hours thereafter. A large bottle of this is going...
  22. Re: If you had to chose only 1 cologne to wear for the next 5 years what would it be?

    Mfk apom.
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Good stuff there, Mega. Enjoy!!
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    Re: La nuit de l'homme or Pure Malt?

    18 or 81: Pure Malt, son!!
  25. Thread: Lush

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    Re: Lush

    AMEN!! :laugh:

    Can't stand their frags, and can't stand their employees. Lots better stuff to spend your $$ on, OP.
  26. Re: VC&A Midnight in Paris EDP for under $40.00USD

    Hell yes!
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Well, I'm sold. In for one!! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Recommend a fragrance with grapefruit

    Sure is. And I'll +1 Le Cherche Midi #30. Lovely stuff.
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    Re: Beautiful shopping experience

    Wow!! All I usually get are a few samples, but nothing on this level. Congrats!
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    Re: Parfum D'Empire...

    Received a sample of Fougere Bengale with a recent Beauty Habit order. I agree with the maple syrup people. The sample is yours for the asking.

    Recently purchased Wazamba from a nice BN'r. ...
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    Re: Le Cherche Midi fragrances?

    I, too, have only worn #1 and #17 up to this point, and have to agree on longevity. But five shots of #1 seemed to do the trick yesterday. Will give #17 another wearing today, and a little help...
  32. Re: Mugler's The Taste of Fragrance - Undeserved bad rap

    Like bigbz, one of the few back-up bottles I own. Good stuff.
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    Re: Church-like incense?

    Let me be the second to suggest Tom Ford's Sahara Noir. I was never much of an incense fan until this fragrance crossed my path. Can't speak to the church-y aspect since I was reared Lutheran, but...
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    Re: Rocabar is so underrated here.

    I think I need to reward myself more often. I do crappy work stuff all the time! :)
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    Re: Le Cherche Midi fragrances?

    That's great news, AC. 2 outta 3 ain't bad at all!! Mine should be here in a couple hours.
  36. Re: I think I need to split my collection seasonally...

    Looks perfect, Chuck. I (mentally) divvy my scents by season as well, and although this may seem a bit odd, I find it builds up a certain amount of "anticipation." For instance, right now in the...
  37. Re: How much money do you spend on perfume a month?

    In 2013 I spent a net $938 on 22 bottles, bringing my entire wardrobe to slightly over 200 (I think). Works out to about $78 a month. A couple of those were gifts, and I avoid paying retail at all...
  38. Re: Orange Battle: Concentré d'Orange Verte vs. Orange Sanguine

    ^^^Indeed. Sanguine is a very realistic orange, although personally I like the Hermes better.

    If you have a Sephora near you (and it looks like there's only one in San Juan), do yourself a...
  39. Re: recommend a clean and fresh niche fragrance...

    Yes, yes, yes! Outstanding stuff.
  40. Re: recommend a clean and fresh niche fragrance...

    Tons of great recommendations already, and JiveHippo nails 3 that I can personally vouch for. I would steer you towards his 2 Atelier suggestions over Orange Sanguine, although that one is a very...
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    Re: Le Cherche Midi fragrances?

    Thanks to Octa's tip, I snapped up this trio as well. Like he mentioned, 3 X 100ml of (seemingly quality) juice for $68 shipped is pretty much a no-brainer. The few reviews out there have me a...
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    Re: Tokyo Milk Favorite?

    Own and like: Bulletproof, Arsenic, and Crushed (which is really nice in the summertime).
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    Poll: Re: The best designer fragrance is...? (Round 1)

    ^^Yup!! AHCS for me.
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    Re: Pianos and Perfumes

    Great stuff, Jujy! As you can probably assume from my screen name, a bit of a piano fan myself. Sold my Yamaha about 8 years ago when money was tight, and truly regret it. It was just a...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    Wow, Duke. That's quite a couple of months!
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    Re: New Atelier Cedrant Enivrant

    Undoubtedly a 200ml blind buy here. With the citrus and mint combo, hoping for something along the lines of Selection Verte.
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    Re: Atelier Sample Collection

    Sephora is currently pairing .25oz minis of Vanille Insensee and Orange Sanguine for $18. Picked a set up in-store yesterday.

    http://www.sephora.com/deluxe-miniature-duo-P383075?skuId=1562172
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    Re: Thoughts on HdP 1899??

    Thanks for the great review, BB. Sounds like a really nice fall/winter scent. I, too, cashed in on Beautyhabit's 20% coupon and treated myself to a small bottle of 1899 (along with Atelier's Grand...
  49. Re: Fragrances by Aramis - Which ones do you like and recommend?

    It doesn't seem to get much love around BN, but I quite like Cool Blend. And Bermuda Tonic is one of the few bottles for which I own a back-up.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Dang. Nicely done!! I think it's a fine scent...hope you like it.
  51. Re: THE OFFICIAL "Is my fragrance fake?" SUB-FORUM

    Don't mess with Texas, Steve!! :)
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    Re: Today i bought; May 2013

    Lalique White from the BN Marketplace...great scent.
    And a little Gandini 1896 mini-haul. All 3 off their citrus frags, plus Blue Musk. Have tried 2 already, and so far so good!
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    Re: Gandini 1896 Lime and Basil Colonia

    Funny that you should post this, for I just ordered (blindly) 4 bottles from the Gandini line: All 3 of their citrus scents plus "Blue Musk." Should be showing up shortly, so I'll report back soon....
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    Re: Fragrance Storage Solutions

    The ammo boxes are a great idea, Aaron. And dougczar: That set-up is simply beautiful. Nicely done!
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    Re: Need Italian summer scent advice....

    Can't think of anything better than Carthusia Mediterraneo.
  56. Re: AdP Bergamotto Di Calabria + Bergamotto Marino

    Yup...exactly.
  57. Re: Dior Dune (masculine): what exactly is its appeal?

    One of my very first purchases, and bears the distinction of being the ONLY bottle in my collection to be replaced.
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    Re: Going out of business!

    Down to selling their testers, eh? Nicely done, sir...you snagged some solid deals there.
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    Re: Chanel Edition Blanche

    Like dougczar above, one of the very few frags I own a back-up of. LOVE this juice, and get fine longevity from it.
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    Re: Today i bought: April 2013

    Thank you, sir! And I agree whole-heartedly. :)
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    Re: Today i bought: April 2013

    My first bee bottle of a frag that's been on my "to-buy" list for a loooong time.
    ...
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    Re: Perfumania...somethings not right???

    First question: 40ml??

    As far as I know, Perfumania only sells legit stuff.
  63. Re: Acqua Di Parma Essenza - one or two versions ? (Men & Women or Unisex)

    ^^What Jack said. Pretty sure there's just the male-oriented Essenza.
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    Re: Fake Edition Blanche?

    I once had a fake bottle of Allure Homme Sport, and it had the very pronounce "ridges" along the top (corner to corner) & bottom (encompassing) of the bottle much like those in your picture. I'm...
  65. Re: Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Summer 2013

    ^^Agreed. Definitely better than Sport.
  66. Re: Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Summer 2013

    Tried it today, and I think you'd be perfectly fine sticking with your 2009. I was hoping for something different, but all the Summer Isseys smell the same to me.
  67. Re: Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Summer 2013

    Thanks for the update, L'Homme. Hopefully my Nordstroms has a tester, since this has been on my radar for a couple weeks now.
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    Re: Tokyo Milk (WOW..!)

    Own and thoroughly enjoy both Bulletproof and Arsenic. This past Christmas my daughter bought me a bottle of Crushed, and it's going to make a really nice Springtime frag.
  69. Re: selection is reduced to only 2 perfumes ... I need your help for a final choice ...

    Easy. MFK.
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    Re: Whats on your radar for this summer ?

    Eyeballin' Guerlain Cologne du Parfumeur , and want to send off for a Lili Bermuda sample pack.
  71. Re: Based on my wardrobe / ratings, should I pull the trigger on these blind buys?

    As others have said, they all look right up your alley. And FWIW: I actually lead towards the EDT of Midnight in Paris.
  72. Thread: Visconti

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    Re: Visconti

    Nor Tony Visconti, record producer for the one & only Mozzer? (And some Bowie dude). :)
  73. Poll: Re: Acqua Classica Borsari, Roger & Gallet Extra Vielle or Bergamotto Marino?

    Yup. Summer in a bottle right there.
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    Re: New from Tommy Bahama: Tommy Bahama for Him

    Looking forward to this one as well.
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    Re: Running out of ideas for summer citrus Help !

    Thanks for this. The F-Word always scared me off this, but now I'll give it a try!
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    Re: Running out of ideas for summer citrus Help !

    Laura Tonatto Iss. A bit linear, perhaps, but good longevity and darn good.
  77. Thread: Jour d'Hermes

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    Re: Jour d'Hermes

    My daughter's birthday is in a couple weeks, so I took the opportunity to test this out yesterday. Based on just a test strip, I gotta agree (partially) with Dreamer. It's a pleasant enough scent,...
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    Re: guerlain homme l'eau v homme l'eau boisee

    Have and like both, but if forced to choose: L'eau.
  79. Re: Looking for single-note colognes, esp. orange (like Demeter but w/ better projection and longevi

    Pick up a bottle of Orange Sanguine from Atelier Cologne and call it a day.
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    Re: John Varvatos - Which One?

    Yup!
  81. Re: Is Monsieur Balmain sharp as YSL pour Homme?

    I think you'll much prefer the Balmain over the YSL. Definitely smoother & fresher.
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    Re: Best Amber Fragrance for Men

    Let me be the first to suggest Histoires de Parfums Ambre 114. Gets a lot of love here.
  83. Re: Where to sniff these designers in greater Chicago?

    The Merz in the Palmer House carries more scents than the Lincoln Square location (or so I'm told by the sales associates). You'll find offerings from:

    Penhaligon's
    L'Artisan
    Trumper
    Roger &...
  84. Thread: Yuzu note

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    Re: Yuzu note

    Excellent stuff.
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    Re: Anyone else like Nuit Etoilee?

    ^^A pretty accurate description there, leto.
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    Re: Anyone else like Nuit Etoilee?

    This was the one bottle on my Christmas list, and I'm so glad it made it's way under the tree. Afraid I can't help out much with breaking down the notes, but it is quite unique.
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    Re: Traditional Eau de Cologne

    Most definitely. Very nice stuff.

    As for Atelier Cologne, I'd recommend Bois Blonds for a solid EdC-style offering. And they are now offering 100ml bottles on their site for $125.
  88. Re: L'eau D'Issey Summer Edition EDT 2009 is going up in value

    Yup! :)
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    Poll: Re: Its YOUR Choice!!

    Might not be "challenging," but Lumiere Noir got my vote.
  90. Re: Dissection of a rare gem: Guerlain "Coriolan" pour homme, EDT (with pictures)

    I like Coriolan, but don't love it. Very glad to have it in my collection, though. I will say that your posts are some of the most informative on this board -- regardless of opinions on the...
  91. Re: MiN website/ Killian discontinued (and weird note)

    Indeed. The entire site needs an over-haul if you ask me. Very poorly constructed.
  92. Re: Looking for some good bargain summer fragrances.

    Excellent suggestion.
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    Re: Upcoming HERMÈS fragrances

    "Sillage" is registered under "Leather Goods."
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    Re: Halston Amber/Woman Amber

    Positively love Halston Amber Man. It's been around in the States for a couple years now, and I have yet to see it heavily discounted. My advice would be to snatch one up. I paid full retail and...
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    Re: So I held a fragrance showdown......

    Odd that Fierce was eliminated so quickly. Did they immediately associate it with an A&F store? And amen on the "hipster mentality." :)
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2012

    Robes wins once again! :)
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    ^^Wow.
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    Re: Your recent fragrance STEALS

    From C.O. Bigelow's B&M going out of business sale:

    60ml AdP Mirto di Panarea - 50% off = $36
    100ml AdP Colonia Intensa - 50% off = $61
    50ml L'Artisan Fou D'Absinthe - 75% off = $30
  99. Re: Citrus cologne with good sillage & long lasting?

    Right there.
  100. Re: EAU DES MERVEILLES : A fragrance good enough for guys?

    I'd say 'yes.' Makes a fine summertime male frag, since it's definitely on the lighter side.
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