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  1. Re: Caron, Terre D'Hermes, M7, Shalimar, and GIT, once fan favorites. Still?

    I'm still a fan of TdH, M7, and GIT. I don't hear about Caron or Shalimar much anymore though.
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    Re: Tell me about LIDGE

    Not a fan. Too much patchouli. I'll have to revisit because I got on the hype train early in my journey so maybe tastes have changed.
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    Re: Masculine Rose

    Echoing the Lumiere Noire, Noir de Noir, Rose d'Arabie, and Portrait of a Lady recommendations.
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    Re: Do you smell Aventus often?

    Only on me. Everyone around me loves it. It's my SOTD actually.
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    Re: Best "western" ouds

    IMO:

    MFK Oud
    Bruckner Aoud 1
    Armani Prive Rose d'Arabie
  6. Re: NEW: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Aqua Vitae Forte

    I'll have to give this one a try. I'm a fan of most of the MFK line.
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    Re: Fragrancenet and half full bottles.

    Are these unboxed? It's a killer deal regardless but I'd be even more inclined if it came with full packaging.
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    Re: Spicebomb or egoiste

    I enjoy both but for me personally I'd say Spicebomb.
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    Re: Oud - unique takes on/with it?

    Already mentioned but MFK Oud is one of my favorites. It's a novel blend of borderline sickening sweet and oudy goodness. Kerosene R'oud elements is also a winner in my books. I no longer own it but...
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    Re: Select two orientals......

    I adore MiP. Opium PH is also another solid choice. One of my faves in colder weather.
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    Re: What fragrances make you want to dress up?

    IMO:

    YSL Opium
    Armani Prive Rose d'Arabie
    Tom Ford NdN
    Hermes TdH
    YSL Rive Gauche
    Gucci PH I

    Lol, I guess for me a lot of woody and orientals make me want to dress up. As much as I adore...
  12. Thread: Dior Homme

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    Re: Dior Homme

    BIg fan! I became anosmic to it quite quickly though. I can smell the Intense version for much longer :)
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    Re: Ambre Narguile, how many sprays?

    3 sprays. But this one doesn't last at all on me!
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    Re: Suggestions for a summer first date

    Cool Water
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    Re: I'm loving Grey Vetiver!

    GV is definitely one of my all-arounders. Top notch stuff.
  16. Re: Millesime Imperial, the perfect, underrated (by me) summer scent...

    Idk. I don't really believe in this "batch" nonsense but the first time I bought MI, it smelled so salty. Maybe it was spoiled or something. But I bought a decant about 2 years ago and I get nothing...
  17. Re: Your most expensive blind buy and how it turned out.

    Creed Jardin split. Worth it.
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    Re: Karen low xchange & Unlimited xchange

    I tried it at a locally owned fragrance shop a few years ago. It was nice but not enticing enough for me to purchase. They had one which smelled pretty close to La Nuit that was pleasant but I only...
  19. Re: Opinions on Tom Ford's: For Men & Grey Vetiver please

    I liked GV. For Men, not so much...
  20. Re: Just tried Pure Havane, what a piece of junk!! :/

    I blind bought a fragrance. I don't like it. It's the fragrance's damn fault I don't like it. Absolutely no sympathies from me.
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    Re: Best nighttime date scent?

    Aventus! Jk, for close quarters like that I think NdN might come off a bit too strong but I like that you dialed down the sprays. For me, I like something along the lines of HdP 1899 Hemingway, Gucci...
  22. Re: Do you wear/categorize the fragrances for weathers?

    Weather has an influence but by no means does it determine my SOTD.
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    Re: Have you found a perfect fragrance?

    I don't think I've found the perfect fragrance yet. So the quest continues.
  24. Poll: Re: What kinds of scents do you wear most of the time ?

    Niche and designer. About 70/30 advantage niche.
  25. Re: No bull, do you think different ethnicities prefer different scents?

    Sums it up quite nicely
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    Re: Are my fragrances ruined?

    You'll be fine.
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    Re: Best Fragrance Review Ever

    Hahaha! That's got to be one of his top "Al'isms" for sure!
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    Re: Alternative Summer Scents

    Sel Marin by Heeley and Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver come to mind.
  29. Re: Wow, I definitely think I've found my new summer scent!

    I enjoyed the new Parfum more than the original but I'm happy you found your summer scent!
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    Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs HDP Ambre 114

    I'd go with HdP 114. I like Ambre Nuit but it's more woody rose with the amber in the background instead of a more prominent amber.
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    Re: Compliment I got today

    Best part. You get older. They stay the same age.
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    Re: Your favorite scent from Alberto Morillas

    AdG
  33. Re: Your 5 most complimented fragrances so far in 2015 ?

    I don't keep track of number of compliments but I did get complimented on MFK Aqua Universalis Forte and Grey Vetiver recently.
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    Re: Your Most Recent Summer Purchases

    VIW and Sel Marin were bought with the summer heat in mind.
  35. Re: Your Workplace Bravery Limit (mighty fragrance superheroes not included here)

    I work in a clinic with patients often times in very close proximity (talking about face to face). So everything is off limits for me because they're seeing me for an exam and not how awesome their...
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    Re: What would you wear with this haircut?

    Something designer from Macy's that's "hot" right now. Probably one of the newer Gucci releases.
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    Re: Midnigh In Paris EDP.

    I really adore this one. The EDP lasts all day on me. I also love the bottle too but I was a little disappointed when I realized the bottle looks strikingly similar to Hermes Eau des Merveilles.
  38. Re: What happened to the rive gauche discussions?

    I think with any fragrance, you have to look at it about 6 months post hype to see if it's truly a great fragrance or not (in the mind of the community.) While I enjoy Rive Gauche, I don't see it pop...
  39. Re: Is 3 sprays of Virgin Island Water too much?

    My SOTD! I put on 3 sprays normally too. No negative responses yet.
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    Re: How do you pick your travel scents?

    My thought process usually goes like this:

    How long will I be gone? --> What's the climate normally like? --> What do I plan on doing on my travels? --> Do I have samples or decants of a...
  41. Re: How much have your tastes changed since you started?

    I'm definitely more open to different categories. Ask me 2-3 years ago if I liked ambers or vetivers and I would have said a big no. There are still that are not my cup of tea though (tuberose and...
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    Re: TERRE D'HERMES summer or winter

    Yes.
  43. Re: TDH has to be the best all time professional office fragrance

    TdH and Grey Vetiver are great office fragrances in my opinion.
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    Re: Gym Fragrance: Your Go-To?

    Musc Eau de Tonghpafu
  45. Re: I always thought Sex Panther was just made up to make fun of guys that wear cologne.

    Exactly. My friends always ask me if I have this in my collection and I always say the same thing.
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    Re: Best MFK fragrance for Summer ?

    My favorite for the hot summer is Aqua Universalis Forte. Glad to have a bottle in my collection.
  47. Re: What would you buy if you were in Neiman's today ? Excluding TF, Creed and MFK

    Rose d'Arabie for sure.
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    Re: Fathers Day Fragances

    Totally depends. Every dad is different. I know my friend's dad does not like anything "fruity" and my dad does not like any scent at all. Does he already own any fragrances?
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    Re: Good price in US

    Parfum1 has good discounts from time to time.
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    Re: Millesime Imperial, how many sprays?

    3 sprays usually. I have gone 5 sprays before but that's the max.
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    Re: Freshly cut roses scent

    Lumiere noir sort of reminds me of that. I don't think it quite matches your criteria 100% but it's worth to check out.
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    Re: Amouage, Serge Lutens and Tom Ford

    I haven't given the Amouage line a fair testing but both SL and TF are great houses. I prefer 5 O'clock from SL and noir de noir from TF.
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    Re: What to wear in Maui

    I'd say Grey Vetiver!
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    Re: Favorite date scent?

    I usually go with DHI, Gucci PH II, Osswald Oud 1, or New Harlem. All people pleasers because obviously I want to please my date and not have her thinking, "Man he was such an amazing guy and all but...
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    Re: Fragrance mate

    Jack Hunter and L'Homme immediately come to mind. I find myself agreeing with them more often than not. There was this guy a while back that seemed to love MiP as much as I did too. I can't remember...
  56. Re: I declare discontinued prices to be ridiculous as of today !

    Smart! Yeah, I'm surprised the samples are so cheap yet a bottle becomes massively inflated.
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    Re: Just purchased Millesime Imerial

    That opening blast and first hour is amazing! It becomes a lot more faint, and if I'm lucky I can still catch whiffs later in the day. A favorite in hot weather for sure.
  58. Re: I declare discontinued prices to be ridiculous as of today !

    Are you thinking of Gucci Pour Homme II? Pour Homme I is quite potent.
  59. Re: I declare discontinued prices to be ridiculous as of today !

    Selling my new 100ml bottle for $290 free shipping!
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    Re: How many sprays for work?

    Depends on the fragrance but I normally don't wear more than 3.
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    If Bond no 9 were to disappear off the face of the earth tomorrow, I don't think they'll be missed.
  62. Re: Help me to find out an Amber based fragrance. Whats your suggestions please?

    Another vote for HdP Ambre 114
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    http://www.gildedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/imperial-millesime-creed-perfumes-2-point-5-ounce-bottle.jpg
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    Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver - EDP or EDT?

    The EDP is the best. But I'm always wary of Craigslist for fragrances. Unless I know they got it from a legit source or that they kept it in a temperature, humidity controlled fridge with the...
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    Poll: Re: Getting tired of "oud scents" yet? POLL.

    Probably but not soon.
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    Re: Summer Fragrances

    Thanks! I'm glad our food is enjoyed by everyone around the world ::)
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    Re: Summer Fragrances

    It's good. it's 40% concentration so longevity isn't a problem. I find this one is helped by the heat as I get wafts hours after I think the fragrance has died. Sillage is very good as well. It's not...
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    Re: Summer Fragrances

    Any fragrances in my wardrobe is up for grabs during summer but I'm looking forward most to wearing these in the heat:
    Creed MI, VIW, Jardin d'Amalfi
    MFK Aqua Universalis Forte
    Heeley Sel Marin...
  69. Re: Should be more love for the Basenotes wardrobe!

    Haha sounds like a lot of us are in the same boat. I used to use it religiously but then the Huddler era happened. I was really bummed that my worn-count restarted because it was extremely useful for...
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    Poll: Re: Bleu de Chanel or Acqua Di Gio?

    Both are good scents but AdG is a bit more ubiquitous in my area so I have to say Bleu de Chanel by default.
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    Re: Help me choose my cologne for prom

    Bleu de Chanel. But more importantly, have fun!
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    https://www.creedboutique.com/34-114-thickbox/creed-virgin-island-water.jpg
    Decided I wanted an official bottle instead of a decant.
  73. Re: Your worst hangover, and the scent you were wearing!

    Yeah, I couldn't wear DHI for about 2 months.
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    Re: Best blind buy ?

    Me personally, I'd choose MIP then Spicebomb.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 2nd May 2015

    Hello all. Today is a Aqua Universalis Forte kind of day.
  76. Re: Neroli portofino, Mandarino d'amalfi & Costa azure in Sephora!

    Awesome! Good to know
  77. Re: What Is Your Favourite Evening/Night Out Fragrance For All Seasons

    Osswald Oud No 1
  78. Re: Popular fragrances you've smelled on others in public ... that just didn't impress

    Le Male. Doesn't smell so good on others. Or on me. Didn't realize how obnoxious it was.
  79. Re: Old favourites: what happens when you get over them?

    Ha! Drakkar Noir and Preferred Stock reminds me of my high school- first 2 years of college. I have retired those two and keep them in a separate closet. Everything else I still keep in my rotation...
  80. Re: Can cheap wine taste great? Brain imaging and marketing placebo effects.

    Absolutely. When a cheapie is linear it's generic and uninspired. When a niche is linear it's executing minimalism. Stuff to that effect.
  81. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Sel Marin. Good stuff. I love that lemony salty blast at the beginning and dries down to a nice vetivery/woody finish. It's weird. I was reminded of Nautica Voyage and French Lover at various points...
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    Re: MFK Amyris Homme!

    I wasn't really impressed with this one. I should sample it again. I like most of MFK's offerings though. Lumiere Noire, Aqua Universalis Forte, and Oud are among my favorites.
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    Re: Casual coffee date fragrance?

    I like coffee dates. I think they're are good when you've just met someone and want to see if there's any chemistry between the two of you. There's less pressure of "making a move and bringing her...
  84. Re: Which scent have you worn the longest on a CONSISTENT basis?

    TdH and MI were among the first fragrances I bought when I was starting seriously into fragrances. That was spring of 2012.
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    Re: Casual coffee date fragrance?

    I personally would go with any of the Creeds. Non offensive and well liked by most people. Good luck!
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    Re: How macho is your wardrobe?

    Probably a 1 or 2. Most of mine are traditionally masculine but I wear many that are marketed towards women.
  87. Re: Quite hard to find a "sexy" summer citrus fragrance...

    Clinique Happy For Men!
  88. Re: What is the most complex smelling designer fragrance out there...?

    Fahrenheit, Egoiste, Bulgari Black to name a few
  89. Re: For those having longevity and projection issues with GIT, MI, Aventus

    This is like those ridiculous sex tips in Cosmo magazines but for applying fragrances.
  90. Re: Terre d'Hermes is now being offered in a 16.9 oz bottle.

    Who wants to run a split? lol
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    Poll: Re: Millesime Imperial VS. Virgin Island Water

    Both are good in my opinion.
  92. Re: Thinking about adding a new fragrance for the coming summer

    I personally like Bulgari Pour homme Soir more than extreme. Try that out if you can. If not, I still say go for the Bulgari
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    Re: What's your take on Rive Gauche?

    I enjoy this one a lot!
  94. Re: Do you drop poor performers from your rotation/lineup?

    I tend to wear poor performers around the house where I can reapply prn.
  95. Re: anyone hate it when they "waste" their fragrance

    L'Blanc. You always have the best parables.
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    Re: Aventus for a young college student

    This.
  97. Re: New Atelier Cologne Musc Imperial! - Just Received It - First Photos!!

    Wowza!
  98. Re: anyone hate it when they "waste" their fragrance

    Wasted only if I'm sick and can't smell it or I completely miss the mark.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    I find myself reaching for these more often:

    Gucci Pour Homme II
    TF Grey Vetiver
    Osswald Oud 1
    MFK Aqua Universalis Forte
    Creed MI
  100. Re: Unexpensive fragrance for this spring/summer

    Azzaro Chrome can be found for cheap as well as Nautica Voyage.
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