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  1. Re: Paris trip - any tips for visiting perfume houses

    Great, thanks a lot! Are there any that have something extra, something more than just the store? Of course I'll be checking out the galleries as well.
  2. Paris trip - any tips for visiting perfume houses

    I'll be in Paris for a few days from this Sunday onward, and thinking of visiting some of the more interesting perfume houses - I'll definitely be going to Creed and Malle's stores. Are there any...
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    Re: Fahrenheit 32: Your thoughts?

    Couldn't disagree more. I hate F32 ("harsh and vile" is spot-on), but love-love-love the Narciso!
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    Re: Antaeus aside, what else screams character?

    Sounds like Santos to me...
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    Re: Fahrenheit 32 - love it!

    True - my hate was based on owning an actual 2ml spray sample, though.
    (And also, some things are just vile, and you know upon first sniff)
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    Re: Fahrenheit 32 - love it!

    And they stay positive, possibly because the haters (like me) have had their say, and what's the point of repeating it?
    (I mean, I will, if I must...;) I still hate it, and would probably go and...
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    Re: Your Favorite Burberry

    Defintely Touch, by a long long mile. Second is Brit - wore it a lot last autumn, then grew kind of tired of it.
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    Re: Brian Eno on scents and sensibility

    Very nice indeed. Even though his experiences with vetiver and coriander may not be the enormous puzzles he thinks they are (there are simply different vetiver grasses, and coriander is also not a...
  9. Re: Imagination time: David Lynch: the fragrance ?

    Hahaha, excellent! :)
    You wear it for a whole day, only to find out in the evening that you actually swapped it away a week before...

    It's New Haarlem, though. Damn fine coffee.
  10. Re: One more cologne to get....Need help with 06' and 07' releases!!!

    Well you need something to wear now, right, and into the summer? So I wouldn't recommend the otherwise very decent Burberry London or Prada (Amber) pH - but by all means, check them out later in the...
  11. Re: One more cologne to get....Need help with 06' and 07' releases!!!

    Based on your tastes, and the requirement of being from '06 or '07, I'd say try Armani Remix.
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    Re: Burberry touch-your opinion?

    Thanks, I will! :)
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    Re: Fahrenheit 32

    And me. Except for the 'checking it out again next week' part. It is vile.
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    Re: Burberry touch-your opinion?

    One of my personal Top 3. It's the only sweet oriental I can really wear - and that's because the sweet oriental base is offset with an invigorating blast from the violet, pepper and vetiver....
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    Re: Dior's Fahrenheit 32 review

    I'm with fakepurseninja and MonkeyManMatt on this one. Was given a sample of it last week (and I'm surprised at the question from my fellow countryman above - they're giving this stuff out at Douglas...
  16. Re: Gucci Pour Homme II

    Hah hah! And now it's turned into

    4. It's the drydown of New Burberry London.

    I guess the conclusion is: it smells like a load of other musk&tobacco fragrances.
  17. Re: Gucci Pour Homme II

    My first impressions, today:

    1. It's 'Summer Envy'
    2. It's a more interesting D&G pH
    3. It's a sweeter and slightly neutered M7.

    The 1-2-3 represent my changing impressions and/or the...
  18. Re: What will be your number one come summer time?

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Kouros
    Kenzo pour Homme

    I'll try Terre d'Hermes one last time during warmer weather, if I can't get the hang of it (which is what's happened over the past, colder months) I'll...
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    Re: Times UK Online: Men's Classic scents

    Great article, beautiful writing. "the vanilla dustier", indeed :)
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    Re: Ode to Cologne

    Not that any of them are actually Colognes, though... :)
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    Re: Best Christmas scents?

    Definitely Burberry London (new). Forget gingerbread, bring on the wine!
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    Re: Need help identifying a fragrance (1980s)

    OK, one to definitely and definitively cross off the list: Drakkar Noir it is not.
    A mini arrived in the mail today, and two thoughts came to mind:

    1. No, no, no, this is definitely *not* the...
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    Re: Need help identifying a fragrance (1980s)

    I'd be amazed if it were the Drakkar, but I'll know soon - a sample is on its way to me. The rest I'll be sniffing in stores if possible. It'll be great to confuse the staff there: "what are you...
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    Re: Have you seen the Acqua Di Gio commercials?

    Oh, and this one was on Dutch TV last week too:
    Mugler Alien
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    Re: Have you seen the Acqua Di Gio commercials?

    Of course the really cool fragrance ads are from the '60s, and from other parts of the world...
    Ploum Ploum

    Although, on a more serious note, there is little that could improve on this Guerlain...
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    Re: Have you seen the Acqua Di Gio commercials?

    The number of TV commercials for fragrances (and cosmetics in general) have gone through the roof here in the NL in the wake of Christmas. Mostly thanks to perfume chain Douglas, whose logo often...
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    Re: Counter-balanced orientals

    Thanks, I'll be looking into your suggestions!
    And Mario: I actually own Jaipur, and yes it's very vanilla and a bit linear. But I don't mind vanilla per se, and I find it rather modest compared to...
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    Re: Need help identifying a fragrance (1980s)

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions! (Keep them coming)

    Elimination round:
    -definitely not Kouros. I know Kouros
    -Safari and CK Eternity are from too recent.
    -CK Obsession is borderline, since...
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    Need help identifying a fragrance (1980s)

    Hi - OK, this has been bothering me for a while. I'm looking to identify a men's fragrance that I think enjoyed some popularity in the early to mid-1980s. It will have been 1985-1986, when I was...
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    Counter-balanced orientals

    I like many oriental fragrances, but can find them hard to wear because they are either too heavy or too one-dimensionally vanilla-sweet. Joop! for instance is an offender in both categories, and I...
  31. Re: Burberry Brit = really good Pinaud Clubman?

    You agree!
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    Re: Review: A*men

    I don't get chocolate or tar - it's all cotton candy to me.

    I agree with greyhueofdoubt's thoughts on this one. It's a fun fragrance, but you *cannot* get away with it if you're over 12 years old....
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    Re: Guerlain - Have they begun the process of removing oakmoss, coumarin & birch tar

    So why are Guerlain such fore-runners in removing oakmoss from their fragrances? There's no total ban on it yet, is there?
    I bought the new Burberry London yesterday and it features "evernia...
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    Re: Good UK internet suppliers?

    There's also StrawberryNet.com
    -Not UK-based, but since they have free shipping world-wide, it shouldn't matter. They have some Creeds, going for around 70 GBP.
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    Re: Is it safe to wear Millesime Imperial?

    He has the 'For Men'-version, though. Wouldn't want to seem to girly (or indeed, gay) of course :)

    Anyway, anyone else think of Marathon Man every time he sees the topic title and shudder with...
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    Re: 2006 best selling fragrances

    In the Netherlands it's Le Male, with ADG at #2.
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    Re: Drakkar Noir (video)

    LOL
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    Re: New Fragrances from Italy

    They haven't got a clue where Sardinia is, though (or have it mixed up with Malta, at least) ;)
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    Re: Scent of the Day Saturday September 9

    Aramis New West
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    Re: SOTD Thursday September 7

    Creed Bois du Portugal.

    But when I came home from work a package had arrived with the decants I ordered from Vontech, so now all my body parts are wearing different SOTDs.
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    Re: 20 Scents in 20 Days

    Thanks, Maginfiscent!

    I'm away on holiday until Sept 1st, so I'll resume this little review project right after I get back. Thanks for reading so far!
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    Re: Single notes: the fools we are

    I'm with Supermarky on this one. I also liked the link with language.

    Think of camphene or linalool as an individual 's' or 'w'. By themselves, they are meaningless. They only acquire meaning when...
  43. Re: People, PLEASE be careful with your comparisons!

    Great thread. I sometimes write music reviews, and this reminds me of discussions I have with fellow hacks.
    Very often, reviews - especially of new bands that few readers will have heard of - are...
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    Re: Suggestions for a fresh, sexy frag!

    That'll be the thing then. I'm working with a sample vial and am dabbing the stuff on [oh noes!]
    (although the first time I tried it was in the perfume shop with a tester, which the SA sprayed on...
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    Re: Suggestions for a fresh, sexy frag!

    Seriously - tried it three times now. On a hot day, it was twenty minutes. I'm going to try it again for Day 20 of my 20 Scents project, day after tomorrow.

    And sure it's subjective - that's what...
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    Re: Suggestions for a fresh, sexy frag!

    Thank heavens I speak webspeak. 'Cos only three responses fit here, I think:

    WTF?
    O-M-G
    ROFL
  47. Thread: Geir ness

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    Re: Geir ness

    I have the same suspicion, but my curiosity wins this one hands down.
    And of course a decant (for the price of a lunchtime snack!) won't ruin me financially. I've spent 9 euros on sillier things!
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    Re: The hand soap at Outback Steakhouse...

    I got my hair cut Wednesday, and they put some goo in it to keep it in shape. It was by MOP (Modern Organic Products), but I don't know what it's called.
    Anyway, call off the search for the most...
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    Re: Suggestions for a fresh, sexy frag!

    Bvlgari Aqva lasts about an hour on me.
    (And is about the least sexy fragrance I know)
  50. Thread: Geir ness

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    Re: Geir ness

    I'm going to try it blind - well, I just ordered a decant.
    I really want to believe the hype, but I'm deeply worried about the Allure Homme Sport references on the reviews page (several of them)....
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    Re: 20 Scents in 20 Days

    Oh dear. Have let myself get far, far behind again. Big roundup post, then.

    Day 11 M7 Fresh by Yves Saint Laurent.
    I love you, Basenoters. On the day I posted my love-at-first-sight experience...
  52. Re: can't stand decant city banner with nose picking

    Thank you! It's awful indeed.
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    Re: Marine/Aqua Scents

    I would say so. It's been discussed here a few times, I've noticed.
    See here and here and especially here.

    I'd say marine = oceanic = 'the sea' in some way - whether a sea breeze on a tropical...
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    Re: 20 Scents in 20 Days

    Day 10: Millésime Imperial by Creed.

    I'd steered clear of the Creeds for the first week and a half, although I continually found myself sniffing the vials and taking just the tiniest bit of juice...
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    Re: Brit and Allure Sport similar?

    The two will forever be linked in my mind, but for different reasons than them being similar :)

    So AHS is supposed to be woody? Wow.
  56. Re: Looking for my perfect fragrance... advice needed!

    PM me on this[/QUOTE]

    Ooh, could I PM you on that one, too? I'm also keen to sample it, and they don't seem to stock it in the NL.
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    Re: 20 Scents in 20 Days

    No problem - I've heard of Celeste, they carry Comptoir Sud Pacifique, right? I also know there's a store in Den Bosch that has Creed. I just wondered, because I don't like going up to Amsterdam to...
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    Re: 20 Scents in 20 Days

    Thanks! Yes, I see it as both a notebook/diary *and* a crash course.
    And as a way of introducing myself, I guess.

    Whereabouts are you, in the NL? Any shopping tips, south of Utrecht?
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    Re: Choice to make: Burberry Brit or M7 Fresh?

    Wow. So I mistook grapefruit for lemon (fair enough), and... ginger for peppermint? :D
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    Re: Choice to make: Burberry Brit or M7 Fresh?

    Not that I'm in a position to give out any advice just yet, but I just finished a 5-star-write-up of Brit in my thread on the newbie forum. Tested it yesterday, and I'm in l-o-v-e.

    And, wouldn't...
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    Re: 20 Scents in 20 Days

    Day 9: Allure Homme Sport by Chanel.

    I must've disappointed at least some people yesterday, with my not-so-positive thoughts on B*Men and D&G pH. I realise both fragrances are loved by many, and...
  62. Re: Received 4 Frags From Scentiments - 3 Were Blind

    Does it last on you, though? Or too early to tell?
  63. Re: Received 4 Frags From Scentiments - 3 Were Blind

    I was very underwhelmed by Aqva. The opening is *exactly* like Acqua di Giò, for a start. The drydown is different, but not necessarily better - more syntheticky, surely. On top of all that, it's...
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    Re: another Site with tv ads

    I'm quite taken by the Badedas Super Doccia one... Not entirely sure if it's SFW, that!

    Brits (and any others who know The Fast Show series) *must* check out "Badedas Baby Doso"! Pure 'Channel 9...
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    Re: 20 Scents in 20 Days

    Day 7: B*Men by Thierry Mugler

    Another cool day, I thought, looking at the overcast sky. Time to bring out another one of the cold weather / evening scents then, for today. Will it be A*Men or...
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    Re: 20 Scents in 20 Days

    Day 6: Laguna Homme by Salvador Dali.
    Summer's back! For a day, at least - i.e. it stays clear of rain for a whole day. Time to get out one of the salty sea-breeze colognes. Sniffing the vial: this...
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    Re: Spray versus Splash

    I've been wondering about this. I'm testing a whole bunch of new-to-me fragrances now (see Just Starting Out), and they're all in vials without a spray cap, so I can only dab them on (not 'splash' as...
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    Re: 20 Scents in 20 Days

    Day 5: T for him by Tommy Hilfiger

    So yes, it's Saturday, and I'm all casual in my t-shirt, jeans and trainers again. Ready, in other words, for Tommy's T. Sniffing the vial: fresh and very...
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    Re: 20 Scents in 20 Days

    Going to do two today, or I'll never ketchup.

    Day 4, another cooler day (with quite a bit of rain in fact), so I was able to try out another cool-weather-scent. I'd been very much looking forward...
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    Re: 20 Scents in 20 Days

    Cheers. OK, I'm still a few days behind (actually on Day 7 now), so let's continue.

    Day 3: New Haarlem by Bond No. 9 New York

    Since summer has taken a few steps back, not so hot now, I decide I...
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    Re: The "Fragrances in Movie Quotes" Thread

    "Mitsouki. Rhymes with nookie. Better be careful".
    Here's a full transcript.

    Also in there: "Fleurs de Rocailles." "Yes." "Flowers from a brook". "That's right."

    EDIT: And here's the third...
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    Re: 20 Scents in 20 Days

    Thank you all for the welcome.



    Sounds good! I also wonder about all this stuff on Ebay that seems to be going for *very* low prices indeed - they start at a Euro, and I don't see them going...
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    Re: 20 Scents in 20 Days

    Thanks for the welcoming words! And yes, that's the '82 mascot (which was called naranjito).

    Day 1: Aqua Motu by Comptoir Sud Pacifique

    I'd been pissing myself over MarkInLondon's countless...
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    Re: 20 Scents in 20 Days

    Day 0: sniffing vials

    Dr Creed's package arriving was a fantastic moment. I'd been reading about many of these fragrances for a while, hadn't been able to try many in the shops, so most of them...
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    20 Scents in 20 Days

    Hi there - here's another newbie thread. And man, am I a newbie. On the up side: I learn pretty quickly :) My apologies for this very long intro post.

    Until just a few months ago, I was a...
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    Re: The Pyramid Game

    Kenzo PH! One of a possible two that I'd know. (Hello, by the way)

    EDIT: grr, and beaten to the punch.
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