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    Re: Powdery male fragrances

    I can't believe nobody has mentioned Bois du Portugal!

    Also, TOBS Sandalwood is quite powdery.

    Domenico Caraceni 1913.
  2. Thread: PdN New York

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    Re: PdN New York

    I've actually never seen it compared to BdP (of course, I sometimes go days without checking BN (usually by accident)). I found it because it was compared to the reformulated (current version) Derby...
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    Re: If Patou Pour Homme Were Released Today...

    And then New York and Azzaro PH would tag-team Ten's punkass after the bell! :beer:
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    Re: Weird but good lavender scents?

    I love this scent, but never in a million years would I have guessed there's lavender in it! I obviously need to revisit it...
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    Re: If Patou Pour Homme Were Released Today...

    In my opinion (not worth much), it would probably be vintage Derby, by Guerlain.
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    Re: If Patou Pour Homme Were Released Today...

    That's classic!
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    Re: Eau Sauvage and Eau Sauvage Extrčem.

    I can only say that I've heard they are pretty different, and most people - so far as I can tell - seem to prefer the original. I can say the the original is pretty darn good and it's hard to...
  8. Thread: Burning Wood

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    Re: Burning Wood

    There can be only one: Sonoma Scent Studio's Fireside. Smells like a campfire. Great juice.
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    Re: Creed Bois de Portugal

    Great scent, but definitely sample first; I'm not sure how you can possibly claim you "can't get a sample": there are planty of places to score a sample of this stuff in the U.S. (not to mention...
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    Re: If Patou Pour Homme Were Released Today...

    Aside from the fact that I disagree with your basic premise ("PPH is widely regarded as the finest men's fragrance ever released"), I'll answer: no.
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    Re: Weird but good lavender scents?

    Gris Clair is a bit... strange...

    While they are not weird, I really really like C&S Oxford & Cambridge and SL's Encens et Lavande. Marvelous.
  12. Re: Help me find *GULP* a fresh (Aquatic?) and something light

    The only aquatic I've ever liked has been Taylor of Old Bond Street's St. James, which is very nice (but has poor longevity on me). And since I jsut posted a list of summer scents in another thread,...
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    Re: The best citrus?

    Eau Sauvage you know about. and I hearily second and third that nomination. I'd also look at Guerlain's Eau de Guerlain; it's a straightforward eau de cologne done very very well. Penhaligon's...
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    Re: azzaro chrome VS azzaro visit

    I own and love APH (the only time I've ever liked anise). I also have Chrome and Visit, and don't care for either one. It's not that they are bad fragrances, they just aren't great like their older...
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    Re: Creed Green Valley DISCONTINUED - False!

    I did get a call from my Creed rep at Neiman's who told me Cuir de Russie is being "put back in the Creed vault", for what that's worth.
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    Re: Creed Flacon lot numbers ?

    On the bottom of the flacon bottle (the underside).
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    Re: From Rocabar to Derby to.....

    New York by Parfums di Nicolai is often compared to Derby. I find it has more in common with the new (reformulated) Derby than with the old Derby, which is spicier/more jagged (which I like).
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    Re: A masculine vanilla based scent?

    I am also an avowed Vanilla-Hater.

    It's so... vanilla! There are hundreds of them out there, and they are all the same.

    Except there are two - only two - which I actually like:
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    Re: Creed - 100% Natural

    They absolutely do use 100% natural ingredients... but they also use 100% fake ones.
  20. Re: What form of fragrance advertising has convinced you to try/buy (or has any?)

    Uh... none.

    I hate commercials, and rarely buy a product because of one (though I frequently boycott products because of commercials I hate).

    About the only ones that work on me are Taco Bell...
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    Re: What Is the BEST Summer Scent?

    Dior Eau Sauvage
    Dior Fahrenheit Summer
    Lauder Beyond Paradise Men
    Guerlain Eau de Guarlain
    TOBS St. James
    Creed VIW
    Creed Bois de Cedrat
    Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Bart's
    C&S Cambridge &...
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    Re: Steampunks and perfume

    HA! That's excellent! Amusing *and* it might actually smell pretty fantastic. Love the "Vernian" sandalwood note!
  23. Thread: Endymion

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    Re: Endymion

    I agree that it's rather generic; reminds me of dozens of boring vanilla department store scents.

    I will say, however, that as far as boring vanilla scents go, I actually kind of like it, and...
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    Re: Steampunks and perfume

    I don't normally like their scents (though there are many I've not tried because the sods don't offer samples at all), but BPAL's Steamworks line may be perfcect. Touches of metal to many of them.
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    Re: Montale, from hate to love?

    I couldn't agree more. It's over-the-top coying, intense and just in-your-face. Something very very very few people actually like, though it seems like many might lie and say it smells nice just to...
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    Re: Parfums Raffy...what were they thinking???

    I hate to derail the thread completely, so let me add my two bits briefly and say that these reviews (for Mogul and Dragon, anyway) are spot-on. I actually paid for my samples, just being very...
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    Re: I have a new favourite..Uomo?

    An excellent scent! I normally despise fragrances with strong sweet/vanilla/tonka accords but this one is wonderful. The first sweet vanilla scent I liked and still really the only one I like...
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    Re: Reformulation....Eagle or chicken?

    Yes, I think the 'motor oil' note is much more pronounced than it used to be. Maybe I'll fall back in love with the new Fahrenheit.

    I thought the discontinuation of DC 1913 turned out to be...
  29. Re: Bond No. 9: Your thaughts on Price vs. Quality...

    Boring, uninspired, cloying, redundant and overpriced is my opinion of Bond.
  30. Re: Cinnamon - The lists, the scents and the recommendations - 2008 edition

    I can't believe nobody has mentioned Aurora by Farmacia SS. Annunziata dal 1561!

    My personal favorite cinnamon scent, it's pure, dry and warm; reminiscent of an old-world spice shop.
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    Re: Reformulation....Eagle or chicken?

    I was just thinking the other day as I wore Fahrenheit for the first time in a very long time, "this smells nothing like I recall it smelling".

    I knew absolutely NOTHING about fragrances then (and...
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    Re: What is your comfort scent?

    A toss-up between Sonoma Scent Studio's Winter Woods and SL's Encens et Lavande
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    Re: Long lasting and monster sillage

    Tom Ford's Ambre Absolute (about the only TF I really like): *monster* sillage, extrordinary longevity.
  34. Thread: Derby

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    Re: Derby

    The version currently in production is VASTLY different from the original formulation, and - IMO - inferior in every way. There's no comparison between the old and the new.
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    Re: Where do you think frags will go next?

    Wow. That's pretty bleak! I think I need some Prozac ;)
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    Re: what is your favorite perfume house?

    Couldn't possibly name one, but MPG and PdN vie for top spot, with Sonoma Scent Studio nipping at their heels and honorable mention to Serge Lutens.
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    Re: Can't stop sniffing it

    Fumerie Turque
    Encens et Lavande
    Sonoma Scent Studio's Winter Woods
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    Re: Calling all amber lovers

    Definitely try the MPG. Tom Ford's Ambre Absolute is about the only TF I can wear, and I really quite like it, though it may be drier and more incense-y than you'd like, and it's got a fairly formal...
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    Re: Let's talk Aquatics (Don't be Afraid)

    St. James by Taylor of Old Bond Street is about the only one I like.
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    Re: Who Sells Decants?

    Yup, them decanters are everywhere!
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    Re: Best "manly" male frag for penny pincher?

    All of these can be had for under $40, even though some are discontinued:

    Montana d'Homme (red box): wonderful and dry: does for saddle leather what Havana did for tobacco
    Woods of Windsor: ...
  42. Thread: TOP 3 BRAND

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    Re: TOP 3 BRAND

    Right now:

    MPG
    Parfums di Nicolai
    Sonoma Scent Studio, which narrowly edges out Serge Lutens.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    AOS Sandalwood, Penhaligon's Endymion, Uomo?Moschino, TF Ambre Absolute, MPG's George Sand and Winter Woods from Sonoma Scent Studio all vie for the top spot.
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    Re: Derby: so what smells like it?

    I love Derby (original formulation), though I don't wear it all that often (it's so just powerful and stiff).

    I think Geo F. Trumper's Spanish Leather is actually fairly similar, and PdN's New...
  45. Re: Please identify this fragrance based on the bottle

    You saw an ad and didn't click on it, eh? Is this unusual? ;-)
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    Re: What, if anything, compares to Havana?

    I will second (third? fourth? fifth?) the votes for Montana (Red Box). Very similar; does for saddle leather what Havana did for tobacco.
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    Re: Nutmeg/clove scents

    Nutmeg: Floris No. 89

    Clove: MPG Secret Melange, Penhalighon's Racquets
  48. Re: Best Fresh, clean, just out of the shower frag

    T&H: Grafton!
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    Re: Best Men's Oriental Fragrance

    I think Guerlain's Derby (original) can be categorized as an oriental, maybe... if so, that gets my sole vote.
  50. Re: Guerlain Derby Original vs 2005: tell from bottle? Box?

    Wow! What an amazingly good resource! Thanks for taking the time to educate me; I can't thank you enough.
  51. Guerlain Derby Original vs 2005: tell from bottle? Box?

    Does anybody know for certain if there is a way to tell Guerlain's Original Derby vs the reissued 2005 version? Are the bottles/boxes different? How? Exactly the same? (that would be...
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