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  1. Poll: Re: Help identifying authenticity and age of this "Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT Concentree"

    Thanks Hednic - I am inclined to think that it is an authentic Pour Monsieur EDT Concentree too, but I cant seem to find much info so am seeking the wise words of fellow BNers.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Thanks drseid - I have been haunted by POAL for over a year, it is just truly a piece of art which I decided I need to have even if it is not all that versatile for work in a tropical country which I...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Thanks Hednic - Can't wait for it to arrive too. Will definitely share my thoughts when I receive it!
  4. Poll: Help identifying authenticity and age of this "Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT Concentree"

    I have bought this from a reputable local store so it's not likely to be a fake. (In fact the store only had 2 so I bought both)

    However, I am a little puzzled as it is an Pour Monsieur EDT...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

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    Re: A staple from Dior?

    I would also suggest Dior Homme over DHI. Dior Homme is more versatile, has the beautiful Iris, chocolate, woods and leather notes... And from time to time the citrus peaks out (this is especially...
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    Re: Rose dominated frags?

    Sa Majeste la Rose by Serge Lutens - literally headspace rose.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    343163431434315Have just received LDDM and it is absolutely alluring and perfect for the pensive mood - have been hooked since I first tested it last October and kept getting waifs of it throughout...
  9. Re: Which fragrance in your collection has most longevity ?

    +1 Tuscan Leather

    Equal contenders are AdP Colonia Intensa Oud and Dior's Oud Ispahan.
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    Re: Best, heaviest oriental (No Oud) ?

    +1 LDDM

    Ambre Orient also jumps to mind!
  11. Re: Women's fragrances you consider unisex or even masculine?

    +1 for POAL, Sycomore and Channel No. 19

    Also think so for Gris Montaigne!
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    Re: Best bitter cold scents (below 0°F or -18°C)

    Agree with the recommendations so far for the resinous, ambre, incense scents.

    My preference for the cold is Slumberhouse's Norne, Armani Prive's Oud Royal, Tauer's LDDM, Dior's Oud Ispahan,...
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    Re: 2014 XMAS Day Scent

    Went with By Kilian's Apple Brandy for Christmas Eve gathering with friends...33763


    And for Christmas Day lunch with the family and dinner with a close friend, Encens Satin to put me in a...
  14. Re: Fragrance went from "I like it well enough to buy it" to "get this off of me!"

    This sort of happened to me once - It was a niche scent I like very much with a heavy cedar and angelica note, but there was one day when i was having a bout of stomach flu and feeling really sick,...
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    Re: Clean Leather - Recommendations?

    +1for AdP Colonia Leather, the cleanest freshest leather in my opinion.

    QUOTE=sjg3839;3318996]ADP Colonia Leather. A touch of citrus make for a nice clean leather.[/QUOTE]
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    Poll: Re: BEst fig based fragrance

    Armani Prive's Figuer Eden! The most creamy, luscious fig!
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    Re: Attention Armani Prive owners!

    i just checked a couple of my Armani Prive scents and they all matched.

    Quick question to the OP, when you bought your Vetiver Babylon, did it come with a cellophane wrap?

    In any case, i...
  18. Re: Best burning incense type of frag besides M7 and the CDG Incense series.

    Armani Prive's Bois d'Encens & Encens Satin
    Dior - Mitzah
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    TF's Oud Wood - 1 x 250ml Flacon, using out of a 100ml bottle
    TF's Tuscan Leather - 1 x100ml bottle, using out of another 100ml bottle

    Armani Prive's Oud Royal - 1 x100ml bottle, using out of...
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    Re: Crowd pleasing woody fragrance.

    +1 Terre de Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche

    Also try Encre Noir Sport - which has a sparkling citrus top note and woody vetiver base.
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    Re: Warm/Creamy/Milky/'Blonde' winter fragrance

    With the description given by OP, Dries Van Noten par Frédéric Malle comes to mind! I can't think of a milkier scent.

    By Kilian's Sacred Wood also has some of the warm milky, creamy attributes but...
  22. Re: Bel Ami Vetiver - Quite possibly my new signature ??

    BAV is my SOTD and it's what made me re-look at Hermes. BAV has identifiable reference to Bel Ami, has its own twist of additional sweetness and brightness. Love it!


    As with FSU92grad, also...
  23. Scent choice when you can't smell while having a cold....

    I have been down with a cold and it's coming up to 5 days of being unable to smell properly.

    Today is the worst as I smell nothing even when I put the bottles up to my nose in choosing which scent...
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    Re: My meeting with Francis Kurkdjian

    Hednic, that is amazing! I would be most happy to have been in your shoes.

    Looking forward to seeing your photos!
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    Re: Roja Dove: Aoud vs. Amber Aoud vs. Musk Aoud

    I had the opportunity to smell all 3 and I agree with the general sentiment here for Aoud as my preference amongst the 3.

    Musk Aoud - I found this had the banyard qualities of the Aoud amplified...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum

    I just flew out from JFK airport T4 in New York and at Dior Homme Parfum is sold there for US$97 and Dior Homme Eau US$83, both without tax and possibly the best prices I have seen anywhere. Too bad...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Thanks guys! will heed the wise words and get it in Paris.

    From my initial day of wearing am liking it! it is deeper, more sombre and less sweet than DHI. Silly thing is that per ml, DHP costs...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Help from fellow Basenoters in US, in particular NYC, sought - Is Dior Homme Parfum available in NYC already and if so, at what price?

    I am currently in Paris and will be gg to NYC next week. I...
  29. Thread: Hidden Grasse?

    by Klaaon
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    Re: Hidden Grasse?

    Totally agree, Hednic!
  30. Thread: Hidden Grasse?

    by Klaaon
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    Re: Hidden Grasse?

    Went to Grasse for the first time today - I did the usual Fragonard, Molinard, Galimard, and the Perfume Museum.

    However, the one true Gem I found in Grasse which made the experience totally...
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    Re: First Time Shopping In Paris

    I am gg to Paris on Wed and this link to google maps is so very amazing! Glad I chance upon it before my trip!
  32. Re: What was your first niche fragrance and what would you have bought first if you could go back?

    AdP Colonia Intensa Oud - was my first niche. Now this gives away how young I am on this journey.
  33. Thread: Meetups in NYC?

    by Klaaon
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    Re: Meetups in NYC?

    I would be in NYC from 19-31 Oct, so would definitely join if the meetup is during the period.
  34. Re: Are there any great scents that smell like fresh linens?

    MFK Acqua Universalis!
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    Re: I want "clean" but something distinguished

    Grey Vetiver as suggested by other BNers.

    You can also consider one of the contemporary fougere like HdP 1725, Penhaligon's Sartorial or MFK Pluriel pour homme.


    Rive Gauche Pour Homme works...
  36. Re: What are the booziest fragrances you've had the pleasure of wearing?

    +2

    Also By Kilian's Straight to Heaven and Atelier Cologne's Gold Leather
  37. Re: What is your most worn fragrance according to your "Scent of the day"?

    1 Armani Privé Vétiver Babylone by Giorgio Armani 11 wears
    2 Aventus by Creed 10 wears
    3 Colonia Intensa Oud Concentrée by Acqua di Parma 10 wears
    4 Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford 10 wears
    5 Oud Wood...
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    Re: TomFord: Tuscan Leather or Oud Wood?

    Two of my favorites from the Tom Ford Private Blend line.... But I got TL leather first and now have 2 x 100 ml, whereas I now have a 100 ml and a 250 ml flacon of Oud Wood.

    This shows Tuscan...
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    Re: Allure Homme Édition Blanche EAU DE PARFUM

    As far as I recall, AHEB is an EdP, so is AHSEE.

    AHS and AH, on the other hand are EdT.


    This is also congruent with the 2 classes of prices at the Chanel stores.
  40. Re: Does someone here has got experience with Carner (Barcelona)?

    I have Cuirs and I think it is stellar!

    Have also samples D600 and El Born, which also has the Carner Barcelona trademark of a powdery, velvet feel. Quiet enjoyable if you like it.

    As for the...
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    Re: Perfume that Men love the most on Women?

    Narciso Rodriguez For Her (EDT) - makes me lean in every time! (The EDP does not have any hold on me though...)
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    Re: Mandarin and Patchouli?

    mandarin and patchouli instinctively reminds me of M7 Oud Absolu... No rose in this one, but there is Oud!
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    Re: Came back from vacation, found stuff stolen.

    I am hearing to Paria and New York in Oct... And looking to make some purchases back. This is worrying...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Thanks for the response, gtsb! It is good to hear that the leather is well-blended much like in DH. DHP is definitely one on my to try-list!
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    One difference between DH and DHI is the leather note in the former...

    How pronounced is the leather note in DH Parfum? What would you compare the leather note in DH Parfum with?
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    Re: Creamy Sandalwood Fragrance ?

    +1 For Santal Majuscule

    Another good one is Malle's Dries Van Norten par Frédéric Malle.
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    Re: Oud Ispahan or Rose d'Arabie?

    I own both and think either can be squarely considered masculine / unisex.

    They are both good - Rose d'Arabie has more arabian opulence (sense of maharaja) whereas Oud Ispahan has more french...
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    Re: Essenza-nobile.de problems

    I also agree with Hednic! Have bough quite a couple of times from Essenza Nobile to be delivered to Singapore and I have had not a single problem with the delivery.

    The staff is also very...
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    Re: What is similar to Eau de Gentiane Blanche?

    +1 agree with OP on Sel Marin.

    Vetiver Extraordinaire also has the same vibe as Eau de Gentian Blanche for me and it is less 'transparent'. I would describe the feel of both as "hollow" in a good...
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    Re: I'm not normally...but...

    I am not really a fan of Patchouli but I actually like LIDG and LIDGE.
  51. Re: Any similarties between Bentley Intense and Straight to Heaven?

    I agree with JiveHippo - Bentley Intense is more syrupy and thick boozy, whereas straight to heaven is more restrained, balance and nuanced.

    Bentley Intense to STH is like a Pure Maltose to Toffee...
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    Re: Carner Barcelona. Which one to start with?

    I have Cuirs and it's my favourite in the line-up so far. I think it is good for all seasons, even in summer as it does not get cloying.

    Have also tried D600, Tardes and El Born - they are all...
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    Re: Marc Jacobs Men - Fig!!

    IMHO the best creamy delightful fig is Armani Prive's Figuer Eden! Try it if you can... And they see whether you think it's FBW. (P.s. It is FBW + back-up worthy for me)
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    Re: Apple-scented Fragrances?

    +1 totally agree
  55. Re: Best high quality citrus/summer fragrance for me?

    Perhaps explore Atelier Cologne offerings - Orange Sanguine, Trefle Pur, and Cedrat Envirant comes to mind!
  56. Thread: You get one....

    by Klaaon
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    Re: You get one....

    1. Amber scent - Armani Prive's Oud Royal

    2. Vanilla scent - HdP 1899 Hemmingway

    3. Oud scent - Colonia Intensa Oud

    4. Leather scent - Tuscan Leather

    5. Gourmand scent - Back to Black
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    Carner Barcelona's El Born - Any opinions?

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26143141.html

    Has anyone got their noses around this new release by Carner Barcelona?

    I am wondering if it is a vanilla and honey bomb (I.e way too sweet)?


    Look...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum

    Consider me a new fan too! Bought a backup bottle after 2 wearings... I hope this will be around and not be subject to reformulations. But I am not taking chances...

    Even in warm tropical weather...
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    Re: Tim McGraw Cologne Wow!!!

    When I hear boozy notes, I immediately think of Bentley and it's intense flanker as good suggestions
    Bang for your buck too for the quality of these scents.
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    Re: Future iconic fagrances

    Eau Sauvage Parfum.
  61. Re: Best weightless incense - Bois d'Encens, Sancti, Cardinal or??

    Thanks for all your opinions - will definitely look to try Kyoto and 7 Loewe.

    Have tried Avignon and agree it is a representative incense, but a tad too dense IMO for humid weather. (I tried it in...
  62. Thread: Armani Si

    by Klaaon
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    Re: Armani Si

    Did you make your wife try the edt or esp version?

    Could you also share why it wow-ed you? Am thinking of this as a gift so your opinions help....
  63. Best weightless incense - Bois d'Encens, Sancti, Cardinal or??

    I recently bought Bois d'Incens and while making it my SOTD today, I am reminded of how this has a similar feel to Sancti, which I also have a sample of.

    So I did a side to side test with a...
  64. Re: What's a designer scent that could easily pass as niche?

    Eau Savage Parfum,
    Bentley pour Homme and it's intense flanker
    Encre Noir,
    Dior Homme Intense,
    Dior Homme,
    Grey Vetiver,
    Egoiste,
    Eau de Baux.
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    Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    This thread is inspiring... I can't wait to try 1) MI + Aventus, 2) EdB + Aventus. Will also try Tuscan Leather with EdB!

    So far I have only tried Tuscan Leather with Aventus - this works great!...
  66. Re: Whats are the best Incense/Woody casual designer fragrances

    Costume National's Homme!
    +1 Eau dw Baux
  67. Re: Whats are the best Incense/Woody casual designer fragrances

    Costume National's Homme!
    +1 Eau dw Baux
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    Re: Citric scents for night

    +1 - totally agree! Just ordered mine and can't wait to get it!
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    Re: New Armani privee Encens Satin

    Have been impressed by the Armani Prive line and have FB of many of them. Excited to try these when it hits the shore...
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    Re: Fragrance pictures

    I notice Armani Prive's Vetiver Babylon is missing a picture? Not sure if it was ever there previously... Hope it can be fixed.
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Rocabar (reformulated i believe as the one I tried was in the new 'classic' range bottle - in line with Bel Ami Vetiver). It reminded me of MFK's Ammyris Homme whihich i also adored.
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    Re: Best cologne for a cookout

    A*men or Bentley Intense - you need something gourmand with strong sillage and forward - definitely not something restrained and preferably not to costly either. And use these opportunity to go more...
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    Re: Need some apple recommendations, please.

    Give Dunhill Custom a sniff - a cheapie but with clear, crisp apple note layered against incense
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    Re: What are you buying next ?

    AdP Leather!

    And maybe Bentley Intense (I already have the regular pour homme) - hesitant cause I may not use it much given its summer all year around.

    Would any of you use Bentley Intense in...
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    Re: The old book smell

    HdP's 1725 has that old book, papyrus accord to me...
  76. Re: Malle fragrances: Anyone else find Vetiver Extrordinaire barely detectable?

    Not me! 4 sprays does moderate sillage and great longevity for me. Perhaps an additional spray to your clothes to help your situation?
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Urban

    Just received A*Men Urban from FragranceX (together with Pure Leather) - both blind buys.

    I do not have A*Men and can only remember it from the times I tried it in the malls... A*Men Urban is more...
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    Re: Creamy Fragrances

    Dries Van Noten,
    Armani Prive's Figuer Eden,
    Serge Luten's Santal Majuscule
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    Bought the Chanels (Bleu, Egoiste and Platinum Egoiste) at the duty-free on the way back home... Glad I did. Egoiste and PE i have been wanting for awhile.... And Bleu was only available in 150ml...
  80. Re: What fragrance would you match this image to ? ...

    Vanillary by Lush!
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    Re: Date scent: aventus vs la nuit vs DHI

    "la nuit" refers to YSL's La Nuit de l'Homme

    "DHI" refers to Dior's Dior Homme Intense.
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    Re: Lalique Encre Noire Sport

    Anyone has insights of the price having fallen for EN Sport, and whether they are available on any e-tailers now?
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    Poll: Re: Scent for a Tropical Garden Wedding

    From your wardrobe, if i were you i would wear Oud Wood. If I preferred to blend in.... then Himalaya or Issey.
  84. Scents in your wardrobe missed during recent trip!

    Was away for just a short holiday and during the period surprisingly missed scents in my wardrobe which I didn't bring along...

    Have any of you had such experiences? ( I know a lot of BNers use...
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    Re: Help me find this Tom Ford...

    Positively Rive D'Ambre - the SA at my local mall also informed me about the inspiration of this scent being the oriental tradition of gifting of citrus fruits.

    I like the opening and the dry-down...
  86. Re: That perfect fragrance to wear while writing an essay!...

    +1- always makes me feel at ease and inspired.
  87. Re: Armani Prive Oud Royal or Tom Ford's Oud Wood ? Which one and why ?

    Totally agree - have both and they are great for their different qualities...

    Oud Royal is opulent and rich... complex and mesmerizing. It's great because it is big and full... like a full-bodied...
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    Re: New Acqua di Parma Oud fragrance...2014?

    Me too!! I am excited... hope it's not just a rumour.
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    Re: Safe scent for extra hot weather

    MI... Grey Vetiver... And Vetiver Babylon! For when it gets really warm...
  90. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/31/14): Encre Noire vs Millesime Imperial

    This is so tough purely considering the scents (i.e. Disregarding price, bottle, etc).... both of these are scents I have back-up bottles of and there are few scents I do so for.

    Urgh... I think...
  91. Re: If you already have a lot of fragrance but want another, do you buy the smaller size or larger ?

    +1 - spoken as I would have!
  92. Re: Your favorite fragrances that evoke the outdoors

    I do see the reference point to TdH for fall.

    But when one says Great Outdoors, the cognitive link my mind makes is with Bois d'Orange / French Lover!
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    Re: New Year Purchases

    From Jan till now I have purchased a couple including Armani Prive Rose d'Arabie, Dunhill Custom, Mancera Black Line, CK One Shock and Habit Rouge EDP too.

    I agree Habit Rouge EDP has a worldly...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Thanks for your insight, Hednic - Much appreciated as always!
  95. Thread: Perfect 3!

    by Klaaon
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    Re: Perfect 3!

    - Chanel (Sycamore, Egoiste, Bleu)
    - Dior (DHI, Dior Homme, Oud Ispahan)
    - Givenchy (Vetyver)
    - Guerlain (LIDGE, Habit Rouge)
    - Hermes (TdH EDT)


    - Amouage (N.A.)
    - By Kilian (Incense Oud,...
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    Re: Spicebomb smells EXACTLY like ......

    Have owned Hemingway for some time, which I know I had to get it after the sample I ordered broke in the mail and the package was infused in the heavenly scent that was Hemingway.

    Tried spice bomb...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Hi Hednic, what do you think of Aoud Sandroses? There is practically no information out there on its notes... Is it anything like Aoud Sand?
  98. Re: Creed Aventus or Tobacco Vanille - Can only buy 1 this spring

    I vote Aventus too! More complex.. more versatile... more dynamic! the birch leather accord (more so than the smoky pineapple) sold it for me.
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    Re: Strongest summer fragrance (citrus, fruity)

    Try the proverbial CK one... or Penhaligon's Quercus. I am myself contemplating between the 2... but first deciding whether I would reach for either of them given the options in my current wardrobe.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    That's a good one! Luxurious and opulent.... find it better reserved for major events, dinners and parties. and definitely cooler weather if used during the day.
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