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  1. Re: Is kilian Straight to Heaven a good suit and tie cologne?

    I disagree. I doubt anyone would think it smelled like booze.
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    Re: Buying Mens Jeans and Shoes Online

    Hautelook, Gilt, Amazon, 6pm
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    Re: VC&P Bois D' Iris

    That's quite the story hahaha.... I wouldn't say that they're that much different though.

    I'd say thyre comparable to maybe wandering down savile row trying to decide on a tailor for a new...
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    VC&P Bois D' Iris

    I just received a bottle of Van Cleef and Arpels Bois D' Iris today on a blind buy. I bought it based upon the presumption that it would resemble Bois D' Argent by Dior. While I definitely pick up...
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    Re: Whats next on your "To buy" list.

    By Kilian Straight to Heaven and Back to Black
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    Re: Lit pipe in a bottle, preferably designer.

    Isn't there an Etat D'Libre like this?
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    Re: Buying Creed Atomizers at NM/etc

    I need to work for you!
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    Re: Scented Monkey - No way no how ever again

    If the charges are just pending then I'm sure you;re fine. 2 Months ago I made a large purchase at NM and at the same time made an exchange from my prior visit. Somehow I was overcharged by over...
  9. Re: Frederic Malle was forced to reformulate about a quarter of his scents

    Just received a new sample of MR from the boutique in NYC and I can say without hesitation that the cloves are waaay toned down. I'm so disappointed...
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    Re: Patchouli 24 Feedback

    Thanks for the suggestions... I too was afraid of the recent Estée lauder acquisition and was considering the larger size solely for the purpose of "playing it safe".

    As for the scent itself, it...
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    Re: New empty atomizers + decanting supplies

    Which of these would you say have the strongest sprayers?
  12. [USA] Re: A Few for Sale... TF, Hermes, Dior, Prada, Lacoste, TM, Guerlain

    Another bump
  13. Re: The Perfumed Court has horrible shipping times

    I don't shop there because I feel like like they are overpriced.



    And I agree... It's frustrating, but not the end of the world. I believe the PC is a small operation.
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    Re: Fragrance that smells of urine?

    For some reason Aramis smells like urine to me. Also, a woman told me that I smelled like urine while wearing CDG 2 Man (and no, I didn't have an accident).
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    Re: How much fragrance do you use annually?

    Probably 75-100ml
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    Re: Patchouli 24 Feedback

    Haha, ya as much as I love this fragrance, I'm not sure I could stomache 5 sprays. 1-2 would be plenty I think.
  17. Re: James Heeley - new packaging (and reformulation?)

    Haha that makes sense. I agree that it's pretty amazing also.
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    Re: Patchouli 24 Feedback

    Good points have been made. Maybe I'll purchase the 50ml and decant some for swap or sale since I'm sure I won't use the whole bottle any time soon.
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    Re: Your favorite winter fragrance note

    Leather for sure
  20. Re: What's the funniest fragrance experience you've had ?

    I was at a party once and a friend of mine screamed "it smells like $h!t in here! It was me and I was wearing A*men.
  21. Re: Essential Niche Fragrances? (Buying samples)

    I love soooo many that I couldn't possibly afford. Personally, I would recommend starting with Serge Lutens, as they could be found at VERY reasonably prices. Although I don't think any particular...
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    Patchouli 24 Feedback

    I'm ordering a bottle of Patchouli 24 by Le Labo. I plan on wearing 1-2x /week this winter and may dare to wear it in the summer. I'll be spraying 1-2 x. If you were me would you buy the 15 or 50 ml...
  23. Re: James Heeley - new packaging (and reformulation?)

    Very possible. Btw OP... Your original bottle is newly new, why did you buy a backup bottle? Has there been legit reformulation talk? If so, I need to get that bottle I've been procrastinating on...
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    Re: Newby to fragrances and overwhelmed. Help

    I wouldn't worry about going too crazy at first. If you're more interested in tackling niche houses off the bat, then I would recommend visiting very high end dept stores like Saks, Neiman Marcus,...
  25. Re: How much of your wardrobe do you currently use?

    I agree 100%
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    Re: The very worst of 2014

    I personally think that Mandarino Di Amalfi smells amazing, but is extremely fleeting. Combine that with a >$200 price tag = :thumbdown:
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    Poll: Re: Blind buying 3 out of these

    I wouldn't blind buy any of these
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    Re: My New Love...Lavender.

    Gris Clair and L'Occitan Eau De L'Occitan
  29. Re: New Chanel Platinum Bottle and Reformulation

    I sure hope so. I sold my bottle a couple of years ago due to the shotty longevity.
  30. Re: Smallflower Apothecary in Chicago - any opinions positive or negative?

    The service there is great. I'm not sure how knowledgeable they are regarding fragrances however. They specialize in imported toiletries, men's shaving supplies, and holistic/herbal remedies. ...
  31. Re: Smallflower Apothecary in Chicago - any opinions positive or negative?

    I used to live down the block and have shopped here plenty. It's a classic German apothecary and they carry a few niche houses such as L'Artisan, Diptyque, and Penhaligon's; along with a ton from...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac334/ejohnson98/GC.jpg

    http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac334/ejohnson98/S33.jpg

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    Re: Most versatile Gourmands?

    Hanae Mori HM, Bleecker Street, Pure Havane, and recently discovered Frederic Malle Dries Von Noten
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille or Guerlain blind buys?

    Actually, what are you looking for? If you're looking toward people criticizing you on a "school bus" then none of these are appropriate. In being seemingly responsible... Any woman or...
  35. Re: Nothing I Do Gets Me a Close Shave Without Razor Burn or Ingrown Hairs

    Well my friend...I can give you some sincere advice from someone who has lived with a 5 o'clock shadow and razor burns so bad that I would only shave every 3 days or so before landing a very...
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    Re: Ultimate talk about signature scents

    I wish I had a signature scent.
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    Re: D&G pour homme or Bleu de Chanel

    Bleu de Chanel
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    Re: Warming Scents for a Chilly Day

    Chergui x10
  39. Re: Wonderful, Another Aventus Thread…….but Please Hear Me Out

    Posts most be less than 1000 words...ready the stickies.....JK...
  40. Re: Getting really awful longevity with Bleu de Chanel

    Bought mine 2-3 years ago and easily lasts me 8+ with projection.
  41. Re: Males! You wrote a love poem, now what do you spray on it?

    Not going to comment on what I'd spray on it. Probably something "natural"...
  42. Re: Pure Malt vs Pure Havane vs A Taste of Frag vs A*Men my two cents....

    I still think that A*Men is the best of the bunch. Next I would put pure havane.
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille or Guerlain blind buys?

    The other two are pretty strong IMO. TV is not as potent as you would think. I use 3 sprays and it's not overpowering at all.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - December 2014

    Malle- Dries Van Noten
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    Re: Why do we do it?

    It makes me feel good. I tend to look at each bottle as part of my wardrobe. I don't own one pair of pants, and I certainly wouldn't own one bottle of fragrance. However, in my case shelling out...
  46. Re: What retailers can I find decanting supplies?

    I believe the vitamin shoppe carries some for under $10, but I think your best bet would be via Ebay. I've purchased some and they came with droppers, measuring cups, and an assortment of sizes from...
  47. Re: Does anyone keep a fragrance in their collection that they hate?

    This........
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    Re: Frederic Malle/Le Labo

    Great to know. Thanks!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Just a heads up, I received my full bottle directly from Frederic Malle and I did not receive samples.
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    Re: Barney's Exchange Advice

    Thanks!
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    Re: Made my first purchase

    If you're dealing with professionals I'd recommend something inoffensive like creed original vetiver, Malle vetiver extraordinaire, Tom ford grey vetiver, or even prada amber or infusion d'homme.
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    Re: What is your signature scent?

    Can't say that I have one per se, but if I'm up in the air as to what to wear I usually reach for Chanel AHS.
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    Re: Looking for compliment getters

    Hanae Mori HM EDP garners many compliments and smells more unique than the ones you listed.
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    Frederic Malle/Le Labo

    Has anyone ordered directly thought the Frederic Malle or Le Labo websites? I'm curious as to whether or not they include samples. I can order Le Labo through luckyscent, but they do not carry Malle...
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    Re: Cleaning House - Inventory for Sale

    Pm sent
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    Re: Barney's Exchange Advice

    Bought a 50ml bottle of Malle Bois d'Orage so that I could splurge on another bottle later this month. Took home tons of Malle, Odin, Le Labo, and SL samples. Really liking Odin 02 and 07 along...
  56. Re: Looking for a "bad boy" rum and oceanic fragrance.

    1697 by Frapin...
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    Re: A&F - Fierce vs YSL - La Nuit

    Either........
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    Re: What was your first Niche fragrance?

    New Haarlem
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    Re: Barney's Exchange Advice

    Wow, I wasn't aware of the EL acquisition. Seems as though that company has its hand in everything.
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    Re: Tom Ford - What Would You Buy ?

    Tobacco vanille
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    Re: Barney's Exchange Advice

    Thanks for the suggestions thus far. I sniffed many of the malles when I was there but was just overwhelmed by that point. I also sniffed Le Labo patchouli 24, Heeley Cocobello and Hippie Rose, and...
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    Re: Bond no9 Bleecker st. is a masterpiece

    I was referring to the fact that many people dismiss Bond fragrances just because they're Bond fragrances.
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    Re: Barney's Exchange Advice

    The box is unopened. I purchased a travel spray which they filled for me along with the full bottle.
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    Barney's Exchange Advice

    I purchased a bottle of Atkinson's 24 Old Bond Street Triple Extract last week and love it, but longevity, projection, etc are extremely poor. I'm going to exchange it. I'm willing to go up to...
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    Re: Creed Aventus Batch #s

    Just buy it. I don't notice great variances in batch numbers. Certainly the average person would not be able to at least.
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    Re: Bond no9 Bleecker st. is a masterpiece

    It shouldn't surprise you that many people on this site are pretentious.





    Probably because they share a similar vibe
  67. Re: Bone-dry niche fragrance to add to my collection?

    LDDM, CDG 2 Man, most by Amouage, any of the CDG incense series, Montale's Black, Aoud or Dark Aoud.
  68. [USA] A Few for Sale... TF, Hermes, Dior, Prada, Lacoste, TM, Guerlain

    For sale bottles of:

    Tom Ford- Grey Vetiver 95% 50ml $50 SOLD
    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum- 95% 100ml $60- SOLD
    Guerlain LIDGE (No cap) 85% 75ml $65 SOLD
    Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane- 100ml...
  69. Re: up for swap malle geranium pour monsieur 50ml frapin 1697 100ml norne 30ml pure concontree

    Are these still for swap?
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    Sticky: Re: Perfume & Basenotes 101

    What's the exact difference between an EDC and Cologne Concentree?
  71. Re: Which fragrance do you use the most/least of when applying

    Least:
    TDH
    Eau Sauvage Parfum
    A*Men
    New Haarlem
    Aventus

    Most:
    Infusion d' Homme
    GIT
  72. Re: Grey Vetiver... EDT? I guess there's a new version. Anybody smelled it?

    I could've sworn that the original was an EDT and that the EDP replaced it later on.
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    Another Cap Thread

    Hello,

    I need a cap for the following fragrances:

    Creed GIT black
    Creed MI
    LIDGE

    I can pay or trade for any of these.
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    Re: WTB: Terre De Hermes

    PM sent..............
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    Re: Current top 10 favorites

    Amouage Interlude
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    Tom Ford Extreme
    Creed Aventus
    Comme Des Garçons Kyoto
    Bond NY Oud
    MFK OUd
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Ralph Lauren Purple Label
  76. Re: F by Ferragamo Black (F Black by Salvatore Ferragamo)

    TDH by no means resembles any of these fragrances at all. I've owned all 3 of these. La Nuit EDT is definitely my favorite amongst them. As for my feelings in regards to F Black? It's Ok......
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    Re: Most female compliments for a Niche Fragrance?

    A woman once told me I smelled like piss after wearing this.

    That being said, aventus gets me compliments every single time I wear it. It's the only fragrance I've ever owned which I can actually...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    :rolleyesold:
  79. Thread: Looking to Swap

    by Erok32
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    Re: Looking to Swap

    Updated..........
  80. Re: TOM FORD SPLITS - $125 (50ml) US Added Costa Azzurra & Mandarino di Amalfi

    Mike, would you be interested in doing another Tobacco Vanille split once it gets closer to fall?
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    Re: 50ml or 100ml? How good is 100ml good?

    +1............
  82. Re: Spicy fragrance suggestions please - student budget

    Spicebomb is spicy but sweet. Maybe Marc Jacobs bang!
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*MEN Pure Wood

    Smelt it on paper today via post card sample from TM. It seems quite different than the other recent flankers. So far I like it.
  84. Thread: Looking to Swap

    by Erok32
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    Re: Looking to Swap

    Bump......
  85. Thread: Looking to Swap

    by Erok32
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    Looking to Swap

    Looking to swap a few

    I have for trade:

    TDH EDT
    YSL L'Homme
    Pure Havane
    Prada Amber Intense
    Bleu de Chanel
    Lacoste L.12.12 Noir
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    Re: what to wear to a nightclub?

    I don't think chinos and a nightclub mesh well
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    Re: Pure Malt/Havane/Leather

    I wear it year round
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    Re: New Fragrance: Dior Homme Eau for Men - Dior

    Yawn.........
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Actually, I just browse periodically for scents that I'm looking for. Occasionally I stumble upon deals like this.
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    25265

    This will be arriving today. Amazing deal from overstock. $28.99 shipped for a 100ml tester.
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    Re: looking for woody fruity frag

    Diesel fuel for life, ysl L'homme, and boss bottled are all good options.
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    Re: Where to find suit deals?

    I get my suits from Suits 20/20 in Skokie, on the chicago border Not sure if that's near you or not. They have suits at all price points. I've also considered a custom suit from DeLouice in...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    What's wrong with aventus?
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    Re: Best Tommy Bahama Fragrance?

    Don't think any of them are worth going out of your way to try. I keep very cool in my gym bag because it just smells clean, but not special and definitely does not even remotely resemble allure...
  95. Re: Can Someone Validate the Longevity of Penhaligon's Juniper Sling?

    Far too pretentious for my liking
  96. Re: Can Someone Validate the Longevity of Penhaligon's Juniper Sling?

    I smelled it at a small shop here, but they kept the Penhaligon's and Juliette Has a Gun behind the counter and just sprayed it on a test strip for me. Barney's sells it, but I refuse to step foot...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    That's quite the phallic looking bottle HA!
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    Prada Amber and Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
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    Re: Summer/ Hot Weather Distinction?

    Nope
  100. Re: Can Someone Validate the Longevity of Penhaligon's Juniper Sling?

    This is some good input. So, thus far it seems as though it's not as bad as advertised. Worst case scenario, I'm sure I wouldn't have too hard of a time passing it along to someone on this site.
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