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    Re: New MFK: Pluriel

    Had the opportunity to smell the masculin recently and enjoyed it. Received a sample and will have to give it some more wear, but it's quite good upon first blush. I was surprised at the initial...
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    Re: Questions on l'humaniste

    For me, I only wish the late mid to drydown was as refreshing as its beginning. It resolves into a rather generic, clean white musk on me. And topping over 100 dollars, I expect more than that.
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    Re: Questions on l'humaniste

    I actually really don't get much of a G&T vibe, it's certainly clean and fresh with a touch of warm spice. It's nice but for the price you might do better looking for something else, especially if...
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    Re: NEW MFK fragrances

    Thanks for the heads up!
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    Re: I need a new scent .... Help!!!!!

    Try the Dior Vetiver. It's probably the one you're looking for: clean, crisp, and classy.
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    Re: Chanel no.5 extrait vintage from ebay

    Ebay can be a gamble for sure, and more importantly, make sure she's into old school/classic perfumes.
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    Re: What cologne would James Bond wear?

    Aventus batch A42b10k04
  8. Re: My review after visiting various NYC perfumeries Part IV (Leather Oud/Sycomore/Angel/etc)

    As far as the Sycomore questions: I've worn it several times and haven't really detected a marijuana smell but sometimes people get that vibe with vetiver in general. I haven't received any...
  9. Poll: Re: Do you make distinctions between frags you wear during the day and night?

    Yes, but only in the summer/hotter months. Generally if it's too hot outside I forgoe fragrance during the day and put something on in the evening.
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    Re: New Armani privee Encens Satin

    So is this available at Armani boutiques now?
  11. Re: Thanks to Basenotes, I discovered _____________ ( fragrance ).

    I'd say a lot of the classics from Guerlain, Chanel, Knize, Hermes..
  12. Re: Which niche fragrances would you give 10/10 for sillage/projection?

    Interesting thoughts and I think demographics play a huge role in fragrance choice. I'm from a suburban Midwest town and I always feel like I'm violating social mores when wearing "louder"...
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    A lot of good recommendations here I'll have to check out.

    Knize Ten -- great, everyday no-fuss leather if there ever was such a scent, and I'm amazed at the history of it. Very modern and way...
  14. Re: [USA] Roja Amber Aoud. De Bechmakov. Tirenico. Santalum. Acqua Viva. Eccelso.

    Just a heads up: strifeknot is running a split of 20 milliliters of Profumi del Forte Tirrenico for $50
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    Re: Roja Dove Aoud vs Amber Aoud?

    In a word: no. But people blow their money on tremendously foolish things every second.
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    Re: So I tried Aventus

    I recently walked out of the mall with this on one wrist, and Mitsouko on the other... I got tons of pineapple from the top to mid phase. I guess I can see the appeal (who doesn't love pineapple --...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    That's what I thought of Norne actually -- it reminded me of those Christmas / Hallmark stores here in the Midwest. Potpourri and candles. Definitely an evocative scent and it'll be an interesting...
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    Re: Feedback? ELdO's Rien v. Dior Leather Oud

    Rien must wear very differently on each individual. I owned a bottle years ago and mostly what I remember, and what I specifically remember from all of the ELdO line, was massive amounts of...
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    Re: Future iconic fagrances

    Sécrétions Magnifiques, probably many Roja Dove, Vero Profumo & Clive Christian, couple of Amouage (Jubilation XXV undoubtedly), Avignon, FM's Vetiver Extraordinaire and French Lover, LIDG...
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    Re: Fragrances you swore you'd never wear?

    I'm a lot more open minded to citrus/fresh/vetiver scents (L'Homme de Coeur, Sycomore, Nio, for example) recently after mainly wearing woody/incense/orientals for the past few years.
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    Re: Do Women Really Like Your Colognes???

    The women in my life hardly notice I'm wearing anything at all even though I wear a fragrance daily -- I generally only apply one spray. And I would say that women have preferences in styles of...
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    Re: April Aromatics......'Organic Naturals'

    I have tried precious woods also, and although it's nice, I'd never spring for a full bottle. The opening was great and the quality is certainly there, but overall for me it felt predictable and...
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    Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    I thought the same when reading the thread: wouldn't "holy grail designer scent" be an oxymoron if by definition holy grails are difficult to find and that most designer fragrances are widely...
  24. Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford - Mandarino di Amalfi & Costa Azzurra

    I tried Costa Azzura at Neiman Marcus just for the hell of it. I'm amazed at the asking price on such a banal and forgettable fragrance. It came across as a nondescript aquatic/calone fragrance. ...
  25. Thread: Gym scent

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    Re: Gym scent

    Never ever ever wear cologne to the gym and I can't stand when others do. It's far too intrusive given the environment. The worst is when you're on a treadmill and some lady next to you is wearing...
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    Great. Thanks!
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    Is there any chance we could get another Dior Vetiver split before it becomes impossible to find (due to it being discontinued)?
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    Re: New Frédéric Malle Release - Eau de Magnolia

    The opening smells like a flower to me, a definite grandiflora. Imagine pulling up a fresh flower from a garden on a dewy, spring day. It reminds me of the archetype smell of putting your nose in a...
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    Our Legacy Eau de Cologne

    Has anyone tried this? It's from the Swedish clothing brand Our Legacy and apparently only available in Europe.

    "Our Legacy Eau De Cologne fragrance has a base of artificial musk with notes of...
  30. Thread: Smokey leather?

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    Re: Smokey leather?

    Knize Ten is not really a smokey leather but rather a florally/soapy leather. Try CdG 2Man or Gucci Pour Homme for smokey leather.
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    Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    Vero Kern: Mito
  32. Re: Comme Des Garcons - SERPENTINE - A New Fragrance

    I wore Serpentine yesterday and definitely has that unmistakeable CdG feel. And an apt comparison with Odeur 53 and Calamus. That's exactly how I'd describe it. (Haven't tried Bel Respiro)
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    Re: Counterfeit Jubilation XXV Amouage

    I recently bought Memoir from fragrancenet with some trepidation, and same situation: unboxed, bottle wrapped in bubble wrap. Fragrance was brand new and needed to be pumped, I had a manufacturer's...
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    Re: Top 3 all-time as per your S.O.

    My girlfriend tends to dislike most fragrances I wear, but the three she seems to enjoy most would be: Kyoto, Jubilation XXV, and Odeur 71. Recently her favorite was L'humaniste, although I doubt...
  35. Thread: Wanted: Nu_Be

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    Wanted: Nu_Be

    Hi,

    I'm looking for any of the Nu_Be fragrances. Mostly interested in 5 to 15 mls or partial bottle. Thanks!
  36. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    After looking around, L'homme de Coeur probably wouldn't be worth its value to split, but thanks. I'll check in for O'driú splits though.
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    Divine: L'homme de Coeur
    - great summer scent

    Amouage: Journey Man (when available)
    - very interested in trying this as I'm sure other Amouage fans are too

    O'driú: Peety, Eva Kant, Ladamo.....
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    Wore Black Gemstone today.

    Prima facie: the opening is definitely a balsamic, lemony cedar. A tad cloying and maybe feels a bit too trendy in its opening. Later on I kept feeling deja vu during...
  39. Re: Help with my buying my first niche fragrance

    Check out the Comme des Garcons line. They are a good intro to niche/avant garde and have created like 100 different fragrances. Their grouping by series is useful and will help you narrow down...
  40. Re: Sample/Decant Swap: CdG, Byredo, Tauer, MDCI, Olivier Durbano, etc.

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    Re: Comme Des Garcons Kyoto

    If you think Blue Encens is too churchy I would strongly advise you to not blind buy Avignon. It's a very austere and deep frankincense scent reminiscent of Catholic mass, particularly. I detected...
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  43. Re: I dislike most of the scents I sample - Is this normal?

    Mea culpa! Good lookin out. I do like some of Ellena's work, as well as Bourdon's. Overall, not a fan of the FM line though.
  44. Re: I dislike most of the scents I sample - Is this normal?

    I wouldn't buy a full bottle of any that you mentioned with the exception of Terre de Hermes, primarily because you can find it inexpensively these days. Certainly not at the top of my list to...
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    Re: Fragrances with Cinnamon notes

    Egoiste definitely has a prominent cinnamon note, which to me, really makes the scent work. Another suggestion would be Jubilation XXV. It is a fantastic fragrance and has a cinnamon note.
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    Re: Les Liquides Imaginaires

    Sampled Sancti today. Reminded me quite a bit of Avignon. An initial blast of frankincense as it opens with sharp citrus, bergamot, and lemon notes. I can detect the cardamom and touch of...
  47. Sample/Decant Swap: CdG, Byredo, Tauer, MDCI, Olivier Durbano, etc.

    Hi I am interested in trading any of these samples and decants (all of which come in a spray atomizer):

    Le Labo Rose 31, 15 ml bottle no box 70 percent left
    Comme des Garcons: Kyoto 50 ml bottle...
  48. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Black Tourmaline does have an old man/grandpa vibe to it and sort of reminds me of the original Old Spice. I got a lot of pine from it. Didn't really delineate from a couple notes when I wore it.
  49. Re: If you already have a lot of fragrance but want another, do you buy the smaller size or larger ?

    I haven't bought a full new bottle in years.. I tend to only buy smaller size decants now (between 3-10 ml). There's just so much I'd like to try and buying large bottles makes precious little sense....
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