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    Re: What is growing on you? And why?

    Lauder for Men is actually my SOTD, and I'm really appreciating it more lately.

    It's all part of my big citrus and chypre jag - with spring right around the corner, the inherent sunniness of...
  2. Re: What feminine scents could easily be classified as male scents?

    Mitsouko for sure. I need to try more myself, but of the ones I've had thus far, two really stick out for me...

    Ivoire de Balmain demands a little more confidence from its wearer - be they male of...
  3. Re: Light Blue Pour Femme - Fess up, dudes.

    I've had occasion to try the women's version and it is very good. I've only sniffed the Light Blue for Men from a magazine ad and didn't care for it...smelled like just another fresh/clean...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 27 April

    Ivoire de Balmain EDT...great for spring in general but particularly effective on the cool, wet days thereof.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 27th April 2008

    Ivoire de Balmain EDT...great for spring in general but particularly effective on the cool, wet days thereof.
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    Re: SotD Saturday April 26th

    Eau D'Hermes
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, 26th April

    Eau D'Hermes
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    Short-Acting Skank

    I've grown into Kouros, Eau D'Hermes, Z-14 and others that have some funk about them, but sometimes I don't want that sexy skank to last too long, or at least clean up some so you can be presentable...
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    Re: SotD Friday 25 April

    CDG 3 (sample - thanks, Coconut!)
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 25 April 2008

    CDG 3 (sample - thanks, Coconut!)
  11. Thread: Candy

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    Re: Candy

    Royall Lyme has a hard lime candy aspect to it for sure, with a subtle spice underpinning.

    Escada PH reminds me of caramels dipped in cognac. It accomplishes what Claiborne Spark tries to do and...
  12. Re: Summer Fragrances for a Winter Fragrance Lover

    I'm finding some of my darker scents really come alive in heat. I also find it's better to dial down the number of sprays to compensate for the greater intensity.

    My fave "warm" summer scents so...
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    Re: SotD April 24 Thursday

    Kouros

    Happy birthday, Tinker!
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    Re: SOTD ~ Thursday 24th April 2008

    Kouros
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    Re: Perfumes Targeted to the Gay Market

    Gay fragrances? No such thing, of course.

    Fragrances that make you gay? Ridiculous, but funny nonetheless...sounds like a rumor Rev. Falwell would've started.

    Gay marketing? It definitely...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 16 April

    Eau Sauvage (2nd time this week).

    So underrated IMHO...
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, April 16, 2008

    Eau Sauvage (2nd time this week).

    So underrated IMHO...
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    Re: Violet Scents

    +1 for Grey Flannel.

    And for those of you who dig this or are not shy about wearing something marketed to men, give Fahrenheit a try.
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    Re: SotD Monday 14 April

    Eau Sauvage
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    Re: SotD Monday 14th April 2008

    Eau Sauvage
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    Re: Clubman Special Reserve by Pinaud

    I wrote a review of this some time ago, saying it was a bit uncouth and deranged...or some blather to that effect.

    I've come to appreciate this more fully with time - as with the other Clubmans...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 13 April

    Good ol' Gendarme. I have to go to a conference today so it's probably best to play it safe.

    Still, for a "safe" frag I find Gendarme very satisfying.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 13th April 2008

    Good ol' Gendarme. I have to go to a conference today so it's probably best to play it safe.

    Still, for a "safe" frag I find Gendarme very satisfying.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 12th April 2008

    Eau D'Orange Verte
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, April 12, 2008

    Eau D'Orange Verte
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    Re: What makes a fragrance 'barbershop'?

    All subjective, it's true.

    But for me, it's one or more of the following: spice, powder, lavender, musk, menthol.

    Of all the fragrance classes, fougeres seem the most "barbershop" to me,...
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    Re: Shalimar Question

    I'm with Mr. Guerlain - the EdC concentration of Shalimar works best for me, though the EdT isn't bad either. I like this one dialed down on me - the sillage and longevity with even the EdC smashes...
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    Re: SOTD Friday, April 11

    Guerlain Imperiale
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    Re: SotD .. Friday 11th April 2008

    Guerlain Imperiale
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 8 April

    Fleur Du Male (sample)
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, 8 April

    Fleur Du Male (sample)
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    Re: Floral fragrance for men?

    I have Ivoire de Balmain in EDT form and it's wonderful stuff, definitely a must-try for fans of dry, green florals. It's also quite soapy - in addition to the floral middle there's plenty of...
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    Re: Classic Eau De Cologne type frags

    My thoughts as well, and just as it should be:-)
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    Re: SotD Saturday April 5 2008

    Eau Sauvage...good anytime but particularly well as a "day after" scent when you wore something huge like Kouros ;-)
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 5 April

    Eau Sauvage...good anytime but particularly well as a "day after" scent when you wore something huge like Kouros ;-)
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    Re: SotD Friday 4th April 2008 - TGIF!

    Kouros
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 4 April 2008

    Kouros
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    Re: Classic Eau De Cologne type frags

    Recently obtained a sample of Farina Gegenüber (thanks andrewthecologneguy!) - amazing stuff...makes 4711 seem so second-rate, wish Meulhens' stuff worked better on me but such is life.

    I would...
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    Re: Let's talk about the best Aquatic...

    The original Kenzo Pour Homme remains my favorite, though I have to say L'Eau par Kenzo didn't impress me. Horizon (one of my first scents ever) reminds me of Kenzo somewhat apart from its oriental,...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 2nd April 2008

    Ivoire de Balmain EDT
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 2 April 08

    And the not-so-macho-but-nonetheless-wonderfully-wearable Ivoire de Balmain EDT for me...
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    Re: SotD Sunday, March 23rd

    Good ol' Guerlain Vetiver.

    To those who celebrate Easter, enjoy!
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    Re: SotD .. Sunday 23rd March 2008

    Good ol' Guerlain Vetiver.

    To those who celebrate Easter, enjoy!
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    Re: SotD, Saturday, March 22

    Today: Eau Sauvage
    Yesterday: Azzaro PH
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 22 March 2008

    Today: Eau Sauvage
    Yesterday: Azzaro PH
  46. Re: What are you wearing tomorrow, Thursday March 20th - the first day of Spring?

    Ivoire de Balmain EDT...second day in a row. Can't help it, it just reminds me of spring too well.

    Guerlain Vetiver almost had my vote though...it was a tight race ;-)
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 20th March

    Ivoire de Balmain EDT again. Too good to pass up on this first day of spring :-)

    Sorry about your dog Zibeline - hope he gets well soon.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 20 March

    Ivoire de Balmain EDT again. Too good to pass up on this first day of spring :-)
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    Re: Just entered a dry, green stage.

    Ivoire was my SOTD today.

    It's great stuff for anyone - male or female - who likes their greens and florals smooth and almost completely sugar-free. This one'll get a lot of use come spring. ...
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    Re: What Female Scent Do You Wear?

    Shalimar (EDC and EDT)
    Mitsouko (EDT but I neeeeeeeed EDP and/or the extrait)
    Ivoire de Balmain (EDT)

    Ivoire was my SOTD today. I really like it a lot and expect to wear it even more come...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 19th March

    Ivoire de Balmain EDT
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday 19 March 2008

    Ivoire de Balmain EDT
  53. Re: Which fragrance comes closest to Guerlain Vetiver (old version)?

    I remember hearing that Royall Vetiver was quite similar. Don't recall if it was a review from here (would check, but as you know...) or from one of the wet shaving websites I sometime check out.
    ...
  54. Re: Burr gives the new Eau de Shalimar by Guerlain three stars

    I see your point Wordbird, and it's true that many classics don't have as much "wiggle room" about them - they either work or they don't.

    The trend seems to be to make frags more...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 18th of March, 2008

    L'Occitane Cade
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 18 March 2008

    L'Occitane Cade
  57. Re: Burr gives the new Eau de Shalimar by Guerlain three stars

    I don't understand why Guerlain needs to re-make Shalimar time and again. Perhaps the two flankers are great frags, but I feel like the strategy of naming them after a once-successful now-aging...
  58. Re: Why do so many celebs wear Gendarme?Whats all this hype?

    I like it but it is a bit of a one-trick pony scent-wise...if you hate anything too linear, I would steer clear of this. Normally I hate anything in fragrance that suggests a laundromat (if you...
  59. Poll: Re: Azzaro Pour Homme vs. Aramis Tuscany?

    Tough call as they're both wonderful, powerful, masculine (Azzaro's slightly more macho to me, but ONLY by a micro-measure) and well-balanced, but for many months I've found myself reaching for the...
  60. Re: SOTD: Monday 17th March (St, Patrick's Day)

    Yesterday (had trouble logging in): Acqua Di Selva

    Today: Versace Green Jeans - what with St. Patrick's Day and all...:-)
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 17 March 2008

    Yesterday (had trouble logging in): Acqua Di Selva

    Today: Versace Green Jeans - what with St. Patrick's Day and all...:-)
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    Re: Owning lots of colognes = metrosexual?

    Ditto Vivek, TwoRoads and rosbergs3, though everyone has made good points on this.

    If anything, I feel like men in general took more pride in their appearance years ago than today, though that...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 15 March

    Mitsouko (EDT)

    And a very happy birthday to Lady in Black :-)
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    Re: SOTD - Saturday 15 March 2008

    Mitsouko (EDT)
  65. Re: Powdery Leathers (or Leathery Powders...)

    Whoa sorry to hear that:-( It could be that my bottle's relatively new, or maybe I'm just a fragrance philistine in spite of all my new bottles. It's a mystery either way.

    I didn't expect...
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    Re: Other half's scent.

    Monsieur Balmain is a favorite of mine - gotta be one of the longest-lasting citruses out there. Lemon peel (not the pulp) and some coniferous notes with woods and a dry musk in the base. Cheap,...
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    Re: SotD .. Friday 14th March 2008

    Guerlain Eau Imperiale
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    Re: A deeper, more leathery Quorum?

    Francesco Smalto PH seems deeper to me, though it's not as dry as Quorum, no cumin either. It is a tad sweeter with the benzoin in the base, but there is no tobacco. Not cloying sweet at all, think...
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 13 March 2008

    Trumper Silvester (aftershave)...no more of this in cologne from what I understand :-(
  70. Powdery Leathers (or Leathery Powders...)

    I love leather in its many forms, but one type I've begun to appreciate is the powdery leather, where both notes are represented well and blend to create a vibe somewhere between barbershop and...
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 11 March 08

    Stetson. Yeah, I'm sorta shocked too.

    Applied very moderately it's quite enjoyable, powdery and leathery but not cloying or overwhelming. Another drugstore winner.
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    Re: SotD Monday 10th March 2008

    Gendarme
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    Re: SotD .. Tuesday 4th March 2008

    Azzaro PH
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 3 March 2008

    Monsieur Balmain

    And for the days I didn't post:

    Sat., Mar. 1: Ivoire de Balmain
    Sun., Mar. 2: Eau Sauvage
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    Re: Women's Perfumes Wearable by Men

    Adding my voice to the choruses fro Mitsouko and Ivoire, and also My Sin. Plummy with leather, sandalwood, creamy florals and aldehydes. Granted it's an old bottle as it's the Lanvin version, but I...
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    Re: SotD - Friday 29 Feb 2008

    Eau D'Orange Verte
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    Re: SotD - Thursday 28 Feb 08

    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 27 February

    Davidoff Zino
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    Re: SOTD - Wensday 27th Febuary 2008

    Davidoff Zino
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    Re: SOTD - Tuesday 26th Febuary 2008

    Tabac Original (aftershave)
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    Re: SOTD - Monday 25 February 2008

    Terre D'Hermes (sample)
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    Re: dior homme pour femme

    Yeah, definitely elements of both here. To me it's very classy though, particularly for a frag w/gourmand notes. This one's been a grower for me - only have a sample for now but come spring I may...
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    Re: savage sauvage

    Great review, jd! This one's got a pair but doesn't go 'round grabbing them and flexing his muscles to all who cross his path...that seems more like Kouros' MO.

    I love both, but I would never...
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    Re: Kouros for daily office wear?

    Don't get me wrong...I like this stuff a lot but there are times and places for it. It's very environment-dependent for me, I tend to think of it as an (if not THE) anti-Gendarme.

    I think any...
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    Re: SOTD .. Sunday 24th Febuary

    Guerlain Shalimar EdC.

    In a word? Awesome.
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    Re: Creed Barbershop?

    Bois De Cedrat has a nice brisk quality to it that reminds me of aftershaves I've smelled before, and Epicéa reminds me somewhat of L'Occitane's Cade aftershave - they both share cardamom and conifer...
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    Re: SotD - Saturday 23 Feb 08

    Creed Epicéa
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    Re: Sotd - fri 22nd

    Azzaro PH...again...and why not ;-)
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    Re: Kouros and Orange Spice

    I smell a similarity, although I'm only going by a sample of Orange Spice. Must get a full bottle of this...:-)

    I wear Kouros more often but there are times when Orange Spice would be a better...
  90. Re: Best Scents Reminiscent of the 1970's?

    +1 for Azzaro PH in particular. I wasn't alive then but this seems to jive with my mental images of the decade in the most consistent way. Aggressive, macho and ballsy but surprisingly classy in...
  91. Posting SOTD Before Actually Wearing?

    I confess I do this a lot as it makes it easier for me to pick my SOTD.

    Of course if I get a jones for a frag that I can't shake then that's what I wear, sort of like listening to a song that's...
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    Re: Sotd - thurs 21 feb

    Grey Flannel
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 20 Feb 08

    Azzaro PH
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 19 Feb 08

    Kouros
  95. Re: Scents that are rugged, masculine, and sensual

    +1 for Kouros, Aramis, Fahrenheit, Knize Ten, Azzaro PH and Old Spice.

    I would suggest:

    Halston Z-14
    Quorum
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Pino Silvestre
    MPG Parfum D'Habit
    MPG Eau Des Iles
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    Re: Mitsouko - is my nose defective?

    It's true that we can come around eventually, and a few of my current faves were not so favored once upon a time. I liked Mitsouko from the first, but it was not love until after several wearings. ...
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    Re: SotD - Monday 18 February 2008

    Gendarme goes great with the relatively warm weather we're having today.
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    Re: SOTD - Sunday 17th Febuary

    I'm in a Mitsouko mood...
  99. Re: Candidate for Worst Spray Mechanism of All Time

    I don't care for Acqua Di Selva's spray mechanism. It comes out in a weak stream unless you really lean into it. And no proper cap:-( One good thing about it: both the nozzle and the spray pump...
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    Re: Soapy scents

    +1 for the mighty Ivoire de Balmain.

    Good sillage and longevity swathed in soapy goodness, and very classy to boot. Plenty of galbanum, aldehydes, citrus, florals, amber, vetiver, spices (mainly...
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