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    Re: Penhaligon's Elixir

    let us know your thoughts on the new one.

    good news about lp IX

    love the stuff but havent been wearing it much because i have been worried about running out of my 10ml decant. i guess its time...
  2. Re: Vanilla Fragrances With The Power Of Jaipur & Pi?

    recent i have been in a love affair with white aoud. very rich and powerful (great sillage and longevity). a touch of aoud and a hugh dose of vanilla with a bit of amber and such tossed in for good...
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    Re: Taylor of Old Bond St.-where do you buy it?

    do youself a nice favor and order a small tube of tobs shave cream and have jim send you a few samples of their scents. btw- the avocado cream is fantastic.

    the one scent i have tried-- #74...
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    Re: Most accessible barbershop

    when i bought a bottle of clubman a year ago that first whiff took me right back to when i was 6yr old going to the barbershop for a hair cut with my dad.

    cheers,
    ryan
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    Re: antaeus vs third man vs yatagan

    +1 for getting all 3

    omho- 3rd man would be the first to buy since it is the most versatile then antaeus then yatagan.

    antaeus is my favorite of the 3 but it is more of an evening scent for me....
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    Re: Nose behind Le 3ème Homme?

    i too find this fascinating. thanks for the persistence jaime.

    i know that caron has many many frags out there but i still find it a bit disturbing that many noses that have created some of our...
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    Re: Used Car Salesmen

    tom cruise with a john waters 'stash selling old classic cars-- aqua velva to work and kiehl's musk oil at night
    steve busceni selling used pintos and grimlins to single mothers--kouros (i do like...
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    Poll: Re: What do you use for your armpits?

    nothing...

    never had complaints from coworkers, friends, lovers et al. the only time i really sweat is when i work out. i shower before work and usually in the evening too.

    the little bit of...
  9. Re: REMEMBER: June 18th, One Star Trash Festival Scent Synch Day!!!

    mcqueens-kingdom for me.

    it is a bit of a mess but fun none the less. :)

    cheers and happy birthday,
    ryan
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    Re: Whats your favorite brand? (not niche)

    so far-

    guerlain- vetiver, habit rouge, mitsouku and shalimar
    caron- 3rd man, yatagan, puh and tabac blond
    chanel- antaeus, egoiste, no19

    for myself, guerlain just edges out caron so far. i...
  11. Re: My Antaeus is out of the closet, but not the front door

    i think the dry down of antaeus would be quite lovely on a woman. it is mainly the top notes-- clary sage mainly that i think of as masculine. the rich creamy dry down is so nice. as long as you dont...
  12. Re: When you choose a fragance, is for your pleasure or for others?

    well stated!


    me first! i only own scents that i enjoy. from those scents i carefully select (part of the fun each morning) what suits the day ahead as far as what i am doing and who i am around....
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    Re: Gaultier² - More Feminine or Masculine?

    way too sweet for me but women do love vanilla. if you like it wear it! i bet women will like it on you.

    as far as big vanilla, my votes go for:
    montale white aoud
    musc ravageur


    cheers,...
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    Re: Most vile smelling thing ever!

    oh- come on tell us how you really feel about it. you didnt help luca write his review, did you?

    cheers,
    ryan
  15. Re: I Need a Tailored Fragrance for a Japanese Goth Rocker ?

    surprised that no88 hasnt been mentioned yet. dark and earthy rose. poe's rose.

    perhaps something that is metalic? blood? baby powder? lol

    cheers,
    ryan
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    Re: What sized bottles do you buy?

    i am a sucker for the 'its only x amount more'. not practical! that needs to be my new mantra. i really wish that more houses offered 1oz amounts. i find that an ounce is plenty for quite a few...
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    Re: top 3 most OVERRATED scents.

    noirwest-

    your just 'far away so close'

    that is one of the first things i though of when i read the 2nd or third knock on black... hmm might be a good time to pick up a bottle of it to try...
  18. Re: Fathers Day Fragrance Contest

    great thread otto!

    my dad wore brut and old spice for years until he stopped wet shaving in the mid 80's when my mom bought him an electric razor (the horror!).

    when i was growing up at home,...
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    Re: top 3 most OVERRATED scents.

    i know a tv show that was about nothing and it thrived for years. ;)


    git!
    AdP colonia
    TdH

    git- i would rather just wear english fern

    i am giving colonia another spin today. very close to...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent get's you the most female compliments?

    i dont get too many compliments usually (i think i often under apply) but a couple of weeks ago i stopped off at the post office and picked up a package (thanks sergey!). i knew that i was picking it...
  21. Re: "Wonderfully wild, eminently civilized". I just received Derby.

    i am jealous! i have a small decant of derby that i am savoiring. it is such a special frag. i really need to keep an eye out for a bottle since it is not being made again. so sad.

    cheers,
    ryan
  22. Re: Summer Summer Summer...I need your help Family

    a lot of great suggestions-

    penhaligons- english fern and blenheim bouquet
    c&s-cuba
    tauer- lddm
    chanel- no19

    i find that cool evenings i feel comfortable wearing just about anything in my...
  23. Re: Kouros vs Santos vs Antaeus.......Which one for a lifetime partner?

    antaeus!
  24. Re: New Luca Turin book - your thoughts? Here are mine.

    i went back to the wal-books today and almost had a panic attack; they no longer had the book out on the new hardbacks table. a very nice attendent that was passing by asked if i needed help. when i...
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    Re: Most Versatile Creed

    BdP

    i find it very versatile. i am not too big a fan of most of the others that i have tried but BdP is just fantastic. a light dose can be worn almost anytime (for myself).

    cheers,
    ryan
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    Re: The Guide book by LT&TS Wanted!!!

    pm sent.

    cheers,
    ryan
  27. Re: New Luca Turin book - your thoughts? Here are mine.

    vibert!

    very nice review. i came here with the intention to ask 'is it worth the price of admission' but you had already provided a perfect response. i found the book at a local wal-books but...
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    Re: Like Egoiste.. but better?

    penhaligon's- lp#9

    sadly d/ced!

    floris santal is very good too but not as complex or spicy.

    i think you will be just fine going with egoiste.

    cheers,
    ryan
  29. Re: Comically roasting someone else's favorite(s)...

    lmao

    that got off to a great start!

    cheers,
    ryan
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    Re: your favourite light spring female fragrance?

    chanel no 19

    surprised that it hasnt been mentioned yet. spring is the first thing i thought of when i first sprayed it. i have to say that prada infusion d'Iris also reminds me of spring.
    ...
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    Re: Top 3 niche summer scents

    penhaligon's- english fern
    floris- santal
    c&s- cuba

    i would have to say a vetyver of one flavor or another... still looking for the one that suits me best.

    cheers,
    ryan
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    Re: Civit. A Burr article.

    a generous fellow sent me a 3 decants a number of months ago including Mouchoir de Monsieur. he had not labeled the decants and one of them broke in transit. the package came to my work place and...
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    Re: Fresh rose scents?

    exactly! there are times when i want just a straight forward sweet soliflore rose. most mens rose scents leave the rose as mostly an afterthought.

    cheers,
    ryan
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    Re: classy,deep,not to sweet winter scent

    i will second burberry london. light on the sweets but does have a pleasant dried fruity tobacco twinge to it. michael for men is along the same lines of semi-sweet boozy dried fruits and tobacco. i...
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    Re: Fresh rose scents?

    penhaligon's- elisabethan rose. very fresh. starts out with a greenness that reminds me of walking thru a english rose garden in the morning. drys down to a nice sandalwood and rose base. vaguely...
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    Re: Jinko, aloeswood

    another vote for black tourmaline. very smoky incense with a nice bit of oud hanging around.

    cheers,
    ryan
  37. Re: Most addictive, pull your wrist to your nose scents

    cuba took me a while to get into but it really is an interesting scent that keeps me sniffing.

    aoud lime for the first few hours is just fascinating, i cant keep myself from sniffing.

    cheers,...
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    Re: Creed + Me = A One-Note Symphony

    i did not think much of creed until i tried BdP and vintage tabarome... great scents that are very different from the 3 that you have tried. that is one really nice thing about creed, they have been...
  39. Re: My fragrance weekend in LA (Barneys, Neimans, Scent Bar & beyond!)

    Jealous!
    --------------------------------------
    well.... what did you buy?

    forgot to ask

    cheers,
    ryan
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    Re: Niche Sillage Monsters

    rotflmao!

    montale aouds have gotten me a few comments like that. i just smile to myself and go about my day.

    i might have to give pn a try after reading this!

    cheers,
    ryan
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    Re: Frederic Malle Video

    thanks! i enjoyed that. very well done. i really like the whole concept behind the house. i love that the artists are put center stage and have their names display clearly on the bottle.

    cheers,...
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    Re: I dare you.... Name it.

    i think by dry down he means the progression.

    blast- aoud lime- love the explosion, it is better when i go a few days between wearings
    base- no88-- not much to say here
    dry down- i think antaeus...
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    Re: Thanks Grant and Co for the NEW directory!!!!

    this site just keeps getting better! thanks!

    cheers,
    ryan
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    Re: What's about c&s #88

    +1 in my humble experience

    i truly love rose scents. no88 has been my fav i first aquired it. AdP colonia on me just doesnt last (though i really like it) so i havent picked up a whole bottle. it...
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    Re: animalic, leather and oud lovers please enter

    very cool of you. i love oud and leather and i think a nice mellow musk in the mix would be excellent! if i am not too late i would love to try it out.

    cheers,
    ryan
  46. Re: why are so many fragrance enthusiasts so sexual

    i think we have quite a few mark leyner fans around here.

    sex sells, baby!

    btw- i went ahead and bought daim blond :)

    cheers!
    ryan
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    Re: Time for a new POWER Frag!

    antaeus!

    oh so good! very good sillage and wonderful longevity. quite a strong sage opening but the drydown is pure creamy goodness.

    cheers,
    ryan
  48. Thread: Creed

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    Re: Creed

    people should warn others in the title with PUI...

    (posting under the influence) :)



    cheers,
    ryan
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    Re: Give me a reason not to buy BdP?

    i'll be another person to say that 3rd man might be a good alt for BdP. i really like them both. i find BdP projects and lasts longer on me. the nice thing about 3rd man is the cost.

    i will also...
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    Re: XXX is the best fragrance for YYY

    thanks, i have been looking for that one! ;)



    c&s no 88-best scent for visiting EA Poe's grave
    c&s cuba-best scent for drinking mojitos on the porch in the summer
    montale black aoud-best...
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    Re: Children review your fragrances?

    my 5 yr old daughter loves most of my scents. she always wants a little spray of something when i put on a frag in the morning. most of the time she takes a big whiff and does a little dramatic...
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    Re: something along the lines of jpg2

    that is the exact vibe i am looking for. :D

    cheers,
    ryan
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    i know, i know. it would be a good excuse to pick up shalimar. :)

    cheers,
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    Re: something along the lines of jpg2

    great guys! thanks for the input.

    i wouldnt think of getting jpg2, too creepy to smell just like her x. she said that she really likes the sweet vanilla though so i think MR it will be! i just...
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    something along the lines of jpg2

    tomorrow i am going out on a first date. when i confessed my addiction to frags she told me she loved the smell of jpg2. i do not own it but from what i have read musc ravageur sounds like the closet...
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    Re: Prada Infusion D'Iris - Wearable on a man?

    i have a sample of both infusion d'iris and edp fm- iris poudre. i like them both! perhaps the malle scent a bit better- it seems to have a few other nice floral notes and a touch of vanilla and...
  56. Re: OK ... which would be the top 5 creeds to try?

    of the handful that i have tried-

    BdP
    BdG
    private collection tabarome
    ov
    ...

    i have only tested about a dozen or so.
  57. Thread: Super-size Me!

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    Re: Super-size Me!

    250ml bottle of BdP

    cheers,
    ryan
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    Re: SotD - Thursday 28 Feb 08

    first full wearing of un cedre... quite a nice woodsy amber dry down. i like it!

    cheers,
    ryan
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    Re: YOUR 3 GREATEST but WEAKEST SCENTS ?

    -blenheim bouquet
    -terre d'hermes
    -aqua de parma- colonia

    love all three but they all wither and die so fast on me (seriously an hour, two tops). they all have a similar angle too... oh how i...
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    Re: Best Cologne for under $25 retail

    yup- thats the same florida water. been around for quite some time. i rather like it but some times the clove note is a bit too much for me.

    cheers,
    ryan
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    Re: Best Cologne for under $25 retail

    have you tried hoyt's, pinaud clubman and florida water? great stuff to splash on after a nice shave! they are all cheap as heck too ;).

    cheers,
    ryan
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    Re: Best Cologne for under $25 retail

    hoyt's cologne!

    $9 for a 5oz bottle, great stuff. for a cologne it lasts pretty well.

    cheers,
    ryan
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    Re: Serge lutens at Ebay: Efake?

    i just purchased 3 15ml sl scents on ebay (price was very good). i should get them in a week or so. the seller posted pics of the sticker and it looks real to me (not that i would really know...
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    Re: Today I bought...

    i ordered my first serge lutens off of the 'bay. cedre, daim blond and ambre sultan. they are the small 15ml atomizers (official lutens bottles). with shipping the price was still really good. i can...
  65. Thread: musings...

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    Re: musings...

    a-

    i really like your post too. i have been getting into incense like frags lately. lddm and no88 are the only two so far in my 'drobe. more to come shortly :).

    for me the scent that just fits...
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    Re: Advice: big anniversary date fragrance

    anteaus!

    just my 2 cents.

    actually, you should wear whatever gets her weak in the knees :)

    happy anniversary!
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    Re: Yatagan mini review

    great review!

    i really like the brute lack of subtlety, brash at its finest! i very much agree that you can not let the wet juice touch clothing at all or else it will not delevop in the least....
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    Re: Bois du Portugal

    tex-

    glad you found a couple of decants. i sounds like you dont go thru that much juice so decants should last you a while. great choices, enjoy.

    cheers,
    ryan
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    Re: Centaure by MPG

    mike-

    i dont see c&s cuba in your wardrobe. i also dont see much tobacco scent either, perhaps that is why.

    minty and green leafy tobacco- a great scent with an almost incense like c&s dry...
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    Re: Your favourite Montale Aoud - And why?

    +1

    i use the same method except the 1/2 spray to the back of the neck, i will have to try that.

    aoud lime is perhaps my favorite of the ones i have tried but black aoud is right up there. such...
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    Re: Bois du Portugal

    tex-

    i do agree that third man lacks a certain something that BdP has. BdP is just so perfect and unique, not worth settling for something else.

    i have sampled quite a few creeds and the two...
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    Re: Bois du Portugal

    tex-

    have you tried third man yet? i find the lavender opening similar to BdP and the dry down is very nice. great price on it also. if i was not able to pay the price of BdP i certainly would go...
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    Re: Your best Steals & Deals!

    i just picked up my first serge lutens off of the 'bay. nice official new 15ml of un cedre and daim blond. i know that un cedre might not be the best choice of a blind buy but for the price... i had...
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    Re: Frederic Malle's Iris Poudre

    i am wearing it today (second time from a sample). i really like it. it starts very bright floral aldehydic. after a half hour or so it settles down into a nice rounded powdery iris with some woodsy...
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    Re: SotD - Friday 15 Feb 08

    edp FM-iris poudre

    from a sample... very nice indeed!

    cheers,
    ryan
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    Re: Agarwood (oud) oil!

    i have recently become fascinated with montale's aouds. i really like black aoud and aoud lime. especially the opening burst that sticks around for about an hour or so. i have looked at that sampler...
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    Re: Best Masculine Neroli?

    both c&s neroli and castile have a great sharp blast of neroli (which i love). castile does change quite a bit but i really like the musky rose dry down. the c&s does hold its neroli opening much...
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    like a cat with their mouth open...

    after smelling something interesting.

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/192/500755909_11cb669ed5.jpg?v=0


    does anyone get this type of sensation after smelling certain scents?

    i have two (so...
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    Re: Describe your favourite scent in two words

    lol- i almost wrote the same thing. i am glad some one else gets that too with egoiste. i like it but its too gourmand for my taste.

    cheers!
    ryan
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    Re: Describe your favourite scent in two words

    No88- Poe's Rose
    vintage Tabarome- Leather Cigar
    c&s cuba- Mojito Mojito (twice- because i just like to say that word) ;)

    cheers!
    ryan
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    Re: Knowing pays off

    nice response! still learning that lesson myself.


    cheers,
    ryan
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    Re: Which is a great rose scent?

    since my sotd is c&s no88, i have to put in a good word... great stuff! the more i wear it the more i want to wear it. at first i thought that i was only for dark cold stormy evenings- i now know...
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    Re: Is it weird to like female scents....

    totally in jest guys! tone is hard to convey over the internet. sorry if anyone got the wrong impression.

    back on track- i have posted recently that i am interested in a number of 'womens' scents...
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    Re: Is it weird to like female scents....

    thank you!

    the devil is out tonight. crap, my mom is calling...

    :)
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    Re: Help building a sample pack!

    another option to trying out new stuff and not spending a lot- give penhaligons and floris a call, both are very good about sending out sample kits. both houses have a number of winners also.
    ...
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    Re: Penhaligon's English Fern

    in my limited adventure with scents, english fern is my favorite casual summer scent. so fresh and green and unique. i find that 3-4 sprays to the chest and one to each wrist is enough to last a good...
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    Re: Is it weird to like female scents....

    or perhaps he should go and see tobias funke -'the world's first analrapist'


    analyst and therapist combined!

    cheers!
    ryan
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    Re: Am I Crazy for Loving A Female Fragrance?---nope!

    sissy!

    lol- sorry i had too.

    if you like it then wear it! as simple as that. i am really wanting to try shalimar, kingdom, no19 and mitsouku. i am sure i will end up with one or more of them.
    ...
  89. Re: What if your new girlfriend wanted you to wear some real crap?!

    if you really like her then you could wear what you like during your work time, after work when you are around her you can apply the best compromise scent. i would think in time you would be able to...
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    Re: Time for a quick TOP 5 Fragrances thread

    penhaligons-castile
    creed-vintage tabarome
    creed-BdP
    c&s-no88
    floris-santal

    of course with a grain of salt since i am very new to this all.

    cheers,
    ryan
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday 15 Jan 08

    no88
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    Re: Summer Perfume for a "Gentleman"

    i my limited experience- gentleman and summer makes me think of penhaligons english fern.

    cheers,
    ryan
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    Re: Leather fragances: where next?

    vintage tabarome if you havent tried it yet. to me it is big bold tobacco and leather. love it!


    cheers,
    ryan
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    Re: Ladies' Penhaligons

    oo- how did i forget elisabethan rose? i really like that one too. very clean smelling like a rose garden in the early morning when everything is covered in dew.

    cheers!
    ryan
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    Re: Ladies' Penhaligons

    malabah!

    that is my fav of the ladys scents from penhaligons. bluebells is pretty nice also.

    have you sampled castile yet? i think it would be very lovely on a woman. that is one that wasnt in...
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    Re: kingdom on earth

    very intriguing. i guess i need to add this to my female scents that i would like to try and perhaps own.

    so far-
    chanel no19
    mitsouku
    shalimar- tried and love it
    kingdom!
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    Re: Green Scent Question...

    i guess i will toss in my 2 cents here. i really havent tried too many scents but of the ones i have:

    penhaligons- english fern

    very unique and very green, i dont really like it too much in the...
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    Re: You are embarrassed that you don't like...

    when i first started down this slippery slope i bought a bunch of different creed samples and really didnt care for most of them.

    the two exceptions- vintage tabarome and BdP! love both of them.
    ...
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    Re: Red Bottles Contest Winner!

    such a cool contest! i can hardly wait for the next in the series ;).

    btw- wheres the love for c&s-cuba?

    cheers!
    ryan
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    Re: **New Year's Heave--a contest**

    fun contest! pm sent also-just in case.


    cheers,
    ryan
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