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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    This is a nice one, and I should wear it more often! But very under the radar. One of the least-mentioned Bonds.

    Wanted by Night here. Kinda boozy, despite nothing boozy listed.
  2. Re: Skin allergies - red spots & itchy skin- Fragrances

    I can also recommend:

    1) avoid spraying where clothing rubs
    2) spray oily places rather than dry places
    3) avoid shaved areas
    4) avoid heavily soap-washed areas (dries & de-oils skin)
    5) use a...
  3. Re: Recommend a fragrance that smells like Cheeto's?

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    https://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/eats/cheetos-debuts-cheeteau-perfume-article-1.1741647
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Late, but present, with L'Eau de Jatamansi, by L'Artisan Parfumeur. This one showcases "the other patchouli", spikenard, a.k.a. nard, a.k.a. jatamansi. Love it - very strong hippy vibe.
  5. Re: Niche Parfum that smells like the pages of a book?

    Neil Morris Vanille Rosé smells like roses and old books. To quote from a certain movie, "Historical babes!" I really love it. It reminds me of good perfume in an old library. Fairly unisex. ...
  6. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I'm holding out for Melrose Place - it's more "mature". :wink:

    Yeah, I saw them at my Marshall's! Good price, too. Tempted to try.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Purple Rain. I still have nightmares when I watch it!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I'm "done with lavender" at the moment, and it kills my desire for many otherwise promising fresh fragrances.

    Not so, the new Perry Ellis. Lavender is listed, and it's there, but it does not...
  9. Re: NEW: Perry Ellis - Perry Ellis (2018)!

    Still seeing this at Marshall's for $20. Will back up if it's not sold out soon.
  10. Re: Fougère Starter Pack of 8. Your picks?

    I'm seeing all my fave exemplary classic-style fougères, new and old, coming up, particularly the first 7 of my list.....

    Brut
    Drakkar Noir
    Fougère Royale
    Sartorial
    Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    YSL...
  11. Re: Your Favorite Mall Store Fragrance/Favorite Mall Store for Fragrance

    A&F, B&BW, Banana Republic for me.
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    Re: What NEXT? Suggestions desired!

    Maybe look at some Guerlains like:

    Guerlain Homme EDP
    Derby
    Arsene Lupin Dandy
    Habit Rouge L'Eau

    Also Hermès Hermèssence line and The Different Company may be good places to look.
  13. Re: beckham inspired respect?? ambroxin monster cheapie ??

    These Beckham frags are surprisingly good, particularly as Marshall's cheapies.
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    Re: Your favorite cinnamon fragrances?

    Azzaro Wanted by Night
    Antonio Banderas Spirit
    Mauboussin M Generation
  15. Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Me too!





    I love mothball scents. I find them fascinating in a weird way.

    No! Don't tempt me out of Marshall's mode! :wink:
  16. Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Awesome review!

    Yeah, I love the mainstream stuff, and especially the slight eccentricities and hidden gems within that genre, but I enjoy them at Marshall's prices. I can buy 8 of them at...
  17. Re: Azzaro Wanted vs Azzaro Wanted By Night?

    Love them both, having warmed up to the main accord of Wanted over time.

    Wanted by Night submerges Wanted under a spicy tobacco-type layer. It's a lot closer to BN tastes, IMO. I like that I can...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Just submitted Realtree For Him (new house, Realtree Beauty)

    UPDATE: all 6 scents from this brand should have a launch date of 2016 based on a video from their marketing people in 9/2016 showing...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Just submitted two 2018 frags.

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    Tommy Weekend Getaway

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    Tommy Girl Weekend Getaway.
  20. Re: New York Times: "Could this be the end of frankincense?"

    Fragriculture is a good thing.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Rappelle-Toi because the name looks like rappelling. Not so sure that was a good idea. Skanky ripe floral. Powerhouse indoles. Scrubber countdown commencing.
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    Re: Creed Cease & Desist

    Interesting. Makes me wonder if they're starting to see counterfeits flooding the splits and decants. That's when you really have to act.
  23. Re: 'Merica! Your Most Patriotic Scent for Independence Day

    Excellent! I've got both gold cap and the new Supernatural! Haven't worn in ages.

    Thank you! Happy 4th! :beer:
  24. Re: Armani Code 2018+ Honest Opinions on Sillage/Projection and Lasting

    It really varies with skin. I get all-day performance, and my clothes smell of it the next day.
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    Re: Female G. smell?

    Thankfully, the perfumer failed miserably! :wink:

    To me, Ambre Sultan does have a strong and enveloping amber warmth, which goes well with the spicy and herbal cornucopia, and the totality hints...
  26. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    That would tempt me!
  27. Re: NEW: Perry Ellis - Perry Ellis (2018)!

    Hope you enjoy it! I find that being generous with the sprays keeps me enthusiastic about it. 5-8 sprays and I get decent occasional whiffs for hours. Thinking about a backup!
  28. Re: Different speeds that mind grasps scent

    Very much agreed, in all respects, and striking that Sauvage EDT seems cyclic for me in this regard - up and down and up again.

    In my experience this is perceptive. The ability to smell and...
  29. Re: Alberto Morillas and Marie Salamagne create Urban Feel for Ferragamo

    Me, too! Sounds reasonably complex. Could be interesting.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Perry Ellis (2017)

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    Here is another view:

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    (Aftershave Lotion)
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Great pictures! Love it!
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    Re: Do You Feel Like You're Cheating?

    It used to be basenotically correct to wear a different scent every day. "Signature scents" were viewed with a mixture of disdain and suspicion.

    And then the Chanelists undermined me with Bleu!!!...
  33. Re: Help! Can you tell me what perfume is this by the bottle?

    Bravo! Good work, BN! :beer:
  34. Re: New Fragrance: Gucci Guilty Cologne Pour Homme - has anyone tested it yet?

    LOL! Now I'm intrigued.
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    Re: Camp: notes on fashion

    The man had a gift!
  36. Re: What Strong Component Powers The "Windsor" Floral/Green/Humid Trio?

    Normally I can spot the mothball aspect of indole, but maybe I'm perceiving it differently in these fragrances, so I'll add indole to the list of suspects!

    It is definitely a wet, humid floral...
  37. Re: What Strong Component Powers The "Windsor" Floral/Green/Humid Trio?

    Thanks! Florol and veloutone are strong suspects now!
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    Re: Bad Boy by Carolina Herrera

    LOL!

    CH is definitely giving Paco Rabanne and Azzaro a run for their money on unique campy bottles. At first, all I was seeing was the SS lightning-bolt profile and it seemed rather appalling,...
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    Re: Camp: notes on fashion

    Classic Brooks! :thumbsup:

    I was corrupted to love that style by the 1-2 punch of "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum" (non-Brooks) and then "The Producers". Young Frankenstein for...
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    Re: Bugs Don’t Like My SOTD

    Think I may experiment here! Thanks for the report.
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    Re: Camp: notes on fashion

    This thread and the wonderful explanations from slightly different perspectives arrived just in time for that new Carolina Herrera "Bad Boy" bottle, with its shiny black lightning-bolt stiletto heel...
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    Re: "Oilyness" In Fragrance

    I know exactly what you're talking about. I'll have to think about it - whether I've ever smelled that "oily" facet in isolation.

    I do get a diesel-like oiliness in Gucci Guilty Absolute - both...
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    Re: Bad Boy by Carolina Herrera

    That camp thread is just spreading like crabgrass!
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    Re: Spicebomb Night Vision Story

    Exactly! (Obviously I was kidding.) Very nice!

    Even my local chain Italian restaurants try to put on a friendly show for people who eat in the "family" alcoves and private rooms. Always a good...
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    Re: Spicebomb Night Vision Story

    No kiss? No loud calling for Papa the owner-chef to come to your table? No pictures with you and the dog? This doesn't sound like an authentic Italian restaurant to me! Bet it was a chain!
  46. What Strong Component Powers The "Windsor" Floral/Green/Humid Trio?

    There is some strong floral component that I first noticed in Creed Windsor, which powers a very natural but very slightly off-putting "wet green rose" or (at higher volume) "damp over-ripe potted...
  47. Re: Hipsters and Fragrance (do they mix)

    Hipstaphobia!
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    Re: Dior Spice Blend

    If it is strong on a card a week later, it sounds like the work of woody ambers.
  49. Re: Zara - Gardens in the Desert Sand

    Interesting - I may check it out, although these Zara frags disappear from the stores in mere weeks.
  50. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    Very much agreed!!! :beer:
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    Re: A question for women

    Laugh of the day!!!
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    Re: Iris Question

    Not mentioned yet - L'Artisan Parfumeur Iris Pallida. I found it cold, super-smooth, and interesting. Not sure how hard to find now.

    Lubin Bluff is also a nice one. High on my list.
  53. Re: Name Your Favorite Flanker of a Flanker!

    And with you as well, m'lady! :happy:





    Gender flankers are a temporal concept!!! :wink:

    I hate appeal to authority, but one of the critics I'm sure has used the term "masculine flanker"...
  54. Re: Jasmin de Pays by Perris Monte Carlo

    Wow!

    My latest favorite jasmine frag was $4.33 for 30 mL at Marshall's!

    JUST SAYIN'..... :grin:
  55. Re: Name Your Favorite Flanker of a Flanker!

    My hat is off!!! :beer:
  56. Re: Name Your Favorite Flanker of a Flanker!

    The third version of Perry Ellis (For Men) should be an honorary second flanker, since you can still buy the original (more or less, after IFRA). But no, not a real flanker. More like a...
  57. Re: Jasmin de Pays by Perris Monte Carlo

    Good stuff! I'm sure this is good stuff. Not cheap, however.
  58. Re: Edmond Roudnitska at the Osmothèque

    Awesome. Thank you so much for this!
  59. Re: Perry Ellis For Men: An Exercise in Beautiful Frustration

    More information. But first some background.

    I have a recent bottle of the OP's fragrance, basic old-bottle PEFM EDT, NIB, manufactured by Falic Fashion Group, who is making their larest stuff,...
  60. Re: Your favorite 3 cheapies below €/$ 25,=

    Curve Wave ($15) is an actual improvement on L'Eau d'Issey - great stuff. Wife loves it.
    Perry Ellis For Men ($20) - old version - still on fragnet - still a solid old school scent
    Perry Ellis...
  61. Re: Bleu de chanel EDP, it's chypre , fougère or another family ?

    Agreed! There is definitely a fougère accord buried under the aromatic and woody stuff, but I'm with Bigsly (conservative stance) on what scents we ought to call fougères. The more transparent,...
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    Re: Fragrance That Turned You Stalker

    This is how I discovered Aromatics Elixir. I finally asked a lady I knew what her great classic fragrance was!



    Me, too! Lady exec in a meeting smelled amazing. Every guy in the meeting was...
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    Re: Hermès Un Jardin sur la Lagune

    Thanks! Depending on the wood note, because I tend to like mainstream woody masculines, I may like this!
  64. Re: Sephora to close all its US stores June 5th

    Yes, this makes sense. Lose the battle, win the war. Future attempts to cast behavioral profiling as racial, whether honest mistakes or alibis, will have much less chance of getting past the...
  65. Re: Sephora to close all its US stores June 5th

    I suspect it is easier to agree with a star's claim of racial profiling ("the customer is always right"), than to admit a bad case of mostly behavioral profiling. Former employee and star is going...
  66. Re: Bvlgari Black no longer in production

    Just checked my backup bottles. 2010. They were that first big "disco dump" from stores, a few years after production, when store and regional disco rumors struck.
  67. Re: Bvlgari Black no longer in production

    This explains everything. Thanks!



    I was going to check this out and forgot. Appreciate the reminder!



    Intense version! Now I'm really interested!
  68. Re: Bvlgari Black no longer in production

    Thanks. I'm not surprised. Thankfully, I'm stocked up.
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    That it has! :beer:
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Ain't THAT the truth! I was thinking "Hey - Baccarat Rouge 540 is that bold of a move" - and yeah - it's not designer.



    I had so much fun with this. Unfortunately, I have to be careful. My...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Thanks! Sounds great!

    I think that chalky thing goes back all the way. The older stuff has more oakmoss, so it seems "slicker" and "shinier", and people often get imagery like white porcelain or...
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    Re: How to tell when you are addicted?

    Great thoughts here. Keep it benign in your reality - in your world - whatever that is.

    Like many, I find addict-expert personalities very interesting, if those interests stay healthy, no matter...
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    Re: How to tell when you are addicted?

    I don't see a sharp line. To me, fragrance is just a very non-toxic form of drug use. Addiction is therefore definable in a matching way - by behaviors. People argue over useful diagnostics on a...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    How is that stuff? I have an unopened bottle from right around then.



    Hilarious! :grin:

    Yup. That's it!
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    Re: Aftershave balms

    I love aftershaves - both balm and lotion - because the quality ones work to soothe my skin after shaving and prevent redness, while smelling awesome (and usually somewhat flankerish to the EDT). If...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Doesn't take much, does it? :D



    Cheers!!! :beer:



    No way!!! :engel017:
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    ONE (1) spray of Kouros - a weak and partial spray - gentle enough to not spatter at all - and I had car-exiting sillage when the window was down.
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Burr-beloved fragrances are almost an identifiable class unto themselves. Ethereal, nichey, svelte, society-page-grade. New York Times wedding scents. And yes - very modern, even if older (like...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Time is a funny thing - and fragrance has its ways with it! Burr goes (or refuses to go) one place - I go another! :wink:

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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Oh yeah, the wife is gone, I'm up, drinking coffee, and wearing ONE SPRAY of the real McCoy, silver shoulders, civet and all. Ohyeahbabythisisit.

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    Glorious mornings
    Are a thing, when I...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Starting off the morning with Kouros Silver, to spare my wife, who hates The King.
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    Re: Date advice

    LOL!

    Never tried it, but I'll bet I would have liked it!
  83. Re: BBC article - The remarkable scent memory of perfumers

    Nice!
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    Re: Date advice

    This worked for me. Perfume-loving wife was a requirement. Weeded out the others fast.
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    Re: ron winnegrad/new yorker

    Very cool! Thanks for this, and thanks for that list, Scarce.
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    I'm in, after a week of Perry Ellis Anti-Kouros. Need my Big K!
  87. Re: Bleu de Chanel Parfum: Now that you've lived with it a few months, how does it rank?

    I love the parfum version, but it reawakened my love of the more versatile EDT, which my wife loves, so that gets picked more often. EDT is still my dumb reach!
  88. Re: Weil Homme Silver - Eau de Parfum ???

    Starting out as the second, but growing into the first. It reminds me of a lot of good fragrances, including Arquiste, Varvatos, etc. Most of these sorts of cheap fragrances aren't nearly as...
  89. Re: Weil Homme Silver - Eau de Parfum ???

    I found it to have a striking resemblance to Chanel Pour Monsieur EDP. I see the Tom Ford Grey Vetiver comparisons, but the exact nature of the lemony, powdery citrus and even less vetiver than GV...
  90. Re: SOTW: Scent of the Week. For those BRAVE souls among us:)

    Good stuff! (referring to Bigelow White above - quote function failed)
  91. Re: NEW: Perry Ellis - Perry Ellis (2018)!

    The Perry Ellis For Men (2008) offering is a perfect example. I was very borderline on it in Macy's, but got Marshall's eyes on a cheap-as-dirt gift set, and grabbed one. Living with more than a...
  92. Re: NEW: Perry Ellis - Perry Ellis (2018)!

    As I was wearing this one again this morning, a very familiar accord struck me.

    BARBASOL shave cream. And more specifically, it's very much like the rendition of the shaving cream accord in Bleu...
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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Run Wild!

    Good deal. That's how Adventure was for me. Not my fave, but worth owning. There's a uniqueness that satisfies.
  94. Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    I'm not about to question somebody named "ExtremeK" on this point. :evil:

    No, really. Good show!!! :beer:
  95. Re: NEW: Perry Ellis - Perry Ellis (2018)!

    The three middle notes are all individually discernible yet well-blended into a kind of AdG-like background to the watery citrus totality. The juniper is light but tempting. The geranium adds an...
  96. Re: SOTW: Scent of the Week. For those BRAVE souls among us:)

    I've gone spotty multi-day this week on a fragrance not in the directory. I am really starting to enjoy it. I'm calling it my SOTW.

    Perry Ellis (2018).

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  97. Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    You folks really bring Hermès to life. Possibly my favorite image ever inside an Hermès boutique, and I have some great photos and memories!



    Bringing back some wonderful memories! Some of...
  98. Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Life is not complete without a NO VIEW room in Chicago. :beer:

    Extra life points for nice curtains that open up to a brick wall, with variable inches of hopeful Pandorian torment.
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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Run Wild!

    Wanted By Night has a bandwagon! That's it!
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    Re: Wearing to cover up bad odour?

    Love this local truth!

    Individual biochemical experience is real, and crazy different. Ideas of medical uniformity are the result of oversimplifications used to market emergent viewpoints to...
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