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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Nice! I got 6ml of Groom Lake. Very excited for this one. I love her atmospheric and industrial fragrances, so this one was an easy blind buy for me. Anyone else order it? I'll be posting my thoughts...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Congrats! I put in an order with Sixteen92 today as well, for the limited edition Groom Lake

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    Notes: "GROOM LAKE - An otherworldly juxtaposition of boundless desert skies and manufactured...
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    Re: Looking back....

    Mine as well - although technically only a decant. I have a few decants from Tom Ford, Creed, etc, but no full bottles. I think the most expensive full bottle I've purchased was Bottega Veneta Pour...
  4. Re: Comme des Garcons + Monocle Scent Four: Yoyogi

    Agreed - Laurel is great, and this sounds promising.
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Thanks!
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    Oribe Silver Pearl

    Anyone tried this before? I noticed it's not listed in the directory and info/reviews elsewhere seem to be scant. Seems like the house mostly makes haircare products, but doesn't have a huge...
  7. Re: Best modern Niche/Prive interpretation of 70s/80s powerhouse genre

    Vert de Fleur reminds me a lot of Grey Flannel.
  8. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Picked up three fragrances in a grab-bag at Goodwill today:

    Maison Margiela Music Festival: I was a bit skeptical about this one with its "patchouli and fresh bud" note description, but it's...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Picked up this trio today at Goodwill - Oribe Silver Pearl, Givenchy III EDT and Maison Margiela Music Festival. They were all sealed in a plastic grab-bag along with, inexplicably, three Wusthof...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Haha it’s a blessing and a curse I suppose. I was going to get a bottle of DeadIs Better, but the Area 51frag might take precedence...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    From their Instagram page. This one looks awesome! Exactly the kind of alien atmospheric scent I was hoping for. 108520
  12. Thread: Miris?

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    Re: Miris?

    I saw these too and thought it was some random new CdG thing - but appears to be a no-name brand. Couldn't find anything about them on the web elsewhere.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Sampled Redrum this afternoon/evening. Wasn't sure what this was going to be like based on the notes, but I was pleasantly surprised, and it took some interesting twists and turns. In the opening I...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I had the same thought. Something “storm Area 51” related. Hope there’s some sort of outer space atmospheric offering.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Tried Unseen Arts yesterday; overall I liked this one but the performance was somewhat weak. Another exploration of the plasticky vinyl note that shows up in a few other creations (Youth Gone Wild)...
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    Re: ENCRE NOIRE vs Sport

    If I had to choose between the two, I'd probably go for the original. But that's just my personal taste.

    The Sport flanker is probably a bit better for a younger crowd - I gave my 17 year old...
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    Re: I dislike Oud Wood now

    I like it and agree that it smells like bleach, but I kinda like the bleachy smell. Wouldn't buy a full bottle though - too expensive. If I had infinite resources though, it would be my go-to oud for...
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    Re: A parfum for nihilism

    Escentric Molecule 02; I think it was Nietzsche who said, "And if you gaze long into an ambroxan abyss, the ambroxan abyss also gazes into you."
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Ok, well I think I've found a FBW winner - Dead Is Better. Tried this one today and immediately fell in love. Reminds me a lot of E Lucevan Le Stelle but with an added blackberry bush note. I saw...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Trying out Book of the Beast this evening. Opens a bit like the dry down of Cotton Mather - a kind of warm, smoky-sweet earthy accord that brings to mind the helichrysum note in CM. The burning...
  21. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Ha! Dr. Pepper is a good way of describing it. I like it personally - the marjoram note is pretty unique to my nose, although it definitely contributes to the Dr. Pepper vibe.

    Tried TF Metallique...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Nordstrom Rack in downtown Seattle has some interesting D&G gift sets - The One and Light Blue Intense for 44.99 and 64.99 respectively. Tempted to buy The One mostly for nostalgia purposes (I used...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Nice haul! I just ordered a bottle of this today as well. Have been on a bit of a buying moratorium but this popped up on FragranceNet for an unbeatable price and I couldn't say no...
  24. Re: Anyone here going to CANCEL Dior for their sauvage ad?

    It’s bad judgment and poor taste on behalf of Dior, but not enough to spur a boycott. I do have Native people in my extended family so I know that representations like this are very hurtful, even if...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Spotted a few 75 ml bottles of Varvatos Dark Rebel Rider at the downtown Seattle Ross today. I already have a 120 ml that I bought for about the same price though.
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    Re: Elie Saab Oud thoughts?

    Not a huge fan of Tobacco Oud, but I’d rank them:

    Oud Wood Intense
    Elie Saab Oud
    Oud Palao
    Tobacco Oud

    Would be a close tie between Oud Palao and Elie Saab but ES wins out for the price...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th August, 2019

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  29. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    10 sprays of Tuscan Leather this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th August, 2019

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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Got this surprisingly nice but extremely short lived body spray at Marshall's for $4.99 today. Nice pine/cinnamon/orange Polo Green cheapie clone. Will probably just use as a room spray. Also saw a...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th August, 2019

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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Pyromancy

    This is the one I struggled with the most personally, as it's a one-two punch of notes that don't quite work for me - the aforementioned bread note, tobacco and some warm, spicy...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Salem

    I was hoping for more leather in this, but the opening at least is all clove - a kind of menthol clove note on top of the same incense that seems present in others. The leather is...
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    Re: Tom Ford - Tuscan Leather - Alternatives?

    I’m very happy with my 30 ml decant, which will last me a lifetime. If you do go the clone route, Clean Reserve Sueded Oud is a decent option. No raspberry and 1/10 the projection, but it’s a nice,...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Yeah I may just cave and get the 7.5...

    On to round three!

    Necromancy

    It’s all about the benzoin, baby. Benzoin and dark florals - carnation I think? This one reminds me a bit of Or Black,...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Alright, round two! Sounds like our takes differed on these a bit more. Curious to hear from others who have tried these as well!

    I Saw Goody Proctor With The Devil!

    This one opens with some...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Thanks for kicking things off! Getting mine posted a little late but better than never...

    Cotton Mather

    Opens somewhat similar to Mein Herr Marquis - has the same kind of yeasty-sweet bread...
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    Re: looking for a sparkling fragrance

    Morabito Or Black has a kind of fruity-herbal liqueur note at the top that I would describe as "sparkly." A bit more heavy and dense that champagne, but might be what you're looking for.
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    That would definitely be my guess if you're in the US.
  41. Re: Recommend a fragrance that smells like Cheeto's?

    Le Labo's Oud smells very cheesy to me, although more like washed-rind 2 year old cheese than Chester the Cheetah's dandruff.

    +1 for Demeter Pizza. I'm surprised they don't have an out-and-out...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

    Possibly my favorite offering from Sixteen92 so far

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    Re: No-Buy August

    Definitely true. I have a sort of mental short list of fragrances I'm always on the lookout for at a good price, but I won't buy something random just because it's at a steep discount. Briefly...
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    Agree with others that most of the TF offerings - especially the Private Blends - are quite overpriced. All the same, I've managed to pick up decants of Tuscan Leather and Italian Cypress and a full...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th August, 2019

    SOTD: Last Exit for the Lost

    SOTE: I Saw Goody Proctor With the Devil

    Both from Sixteen92
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    Re: Can people be grouped into taste categories?

    Fun thread! I would say I'm a Hipster-Connoisseur according to the classification system above. In terms of notes, I would generally say that if you can find it in a Northerly forest, I probably like...
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    Re: Recreating a perfume from ancient Egypt

    As long as it doesn't smell like that red liquid from the sarcophagus they found a few months ago ;)

    Seriously though, very interesting. It's cool to have that kind of bridge to the past through...
  48. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Cotton Mather and Salem from Sixteen92. Testing out a bunch of stuff from this house this week; will be posting reviews in the Sixteen92 thread along with Juxtapozbliss over the weekend or early next...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Le Labo Rose 31 perfumed lotion layered with Tam Dao. Adds some nice depth to TD's woods on woods on woods.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th August, 2019

    Thanks!
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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    Mugler is great for layering IMO. Bet it smells great in that Florida weather.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th August, 2019

    Just got this in the mail today, loving it so far:

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    Re: Today, I am not particularly enjoying...

    I smelled a bunch of Byredo stuff in Nordstrom recently and was very unimpressed. Nothing terrible, but just nothing that stuck out to me in particular. I had already smelled a bunch of other stuff...
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    Re: Barneys is closing

    Thanks for the encouragement! Hah, that's a good idea. My brother used to live in China, and although he was by no means rich, he did own a nice suit. He would go to upscale department stores and try...
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    Re: Pleasant surprise @ Sephora

    Yeah I should clarify I'm not sure that Nordstrom Rack had the Neroli - I bought two bottles of Sueded Oud, I know they had 3-4 other fragrances from Clean though. In any case it sounds like this is...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Should be getting these in the next day or two. Looking forward to sampling and seeing how different our takes end up being, as well as anyone else who has thoughts on these! Such an interesting...
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    Re: Barneys is closing

    I'm always afraid to go in the Barney's in Seattle because I've never seen more than one or two customers in there at a time. The SAs just swarm around like sharks, and considering I'd only be going...
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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    The Declaration Essence combo sounds great. I haven't tried Essence yet but I like the original and d'Un Soir. If there's a birch tar note in Essence, I need to get my hands on it; love birch tar.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th August, 2019

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  60. Re: Would anyone be interested in a website dedicated to buying and selling used fragrances?

    +1

    While I’ve used BN and Crystal Flacon, it would be nice to have a dedicated site with (no offense to the BN web design but just sayin) a more contemporary interface/design. I tried joining one...
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    Re: Pleasant surprise @ Sephora

    I recently found some Clean Reserve bottles at Nordstrom Rack for about $25. They are decent fragrances but not very powerful. Worth picking up at a discount in any case, but I think I’d probably...
  62. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Agreed about spraying on clothes. I usually wear about 7-10 sprays of Royal Oud. The sandalwood in the dry down is really nice. One of the first fragrances that really got me to pay attention to it...
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    Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    Best: Encre Noire, Gucci Guilty Absolute, Elie Saab Oud, Or Black

    Worst: Hommage a l'Homme Voyageur and Grey Flannel. Voyageur has a kind of sour hot compost bin full of pastries smell on me, and...
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    Re: Niche Fragrances - Best bang for the money

    Rogue's Mousse Illuminee is the best bang for my buck as far as niche goes. My 30 ml bottle will last me forever because I only need 1-2 sprays, it's really that strong. And that's coming from...
  65. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Mitsouko looks good based on the notes. I suspect that the more time I spend around these fragrances the more I'll come to enjoy them - it took me a few months of testing before I could stand...
  66. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    I won't go full deconstructionist here, but I would generally agree that not only are our experiences different and idiosyncratic, but the shades of meaning that we impute to various words or...
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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    That does sounds like a great combo. Haven't tried Lost Cherry but I could see that working too. I just wish that TF stuff wasn't so prohibitively expensive, which makes experimenting with layering...
  68. Re: Jeremy Fragrance's method of spraying - yes or no?

    :lolk:
  69. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Oh wait, just looked them up and it was actually TF Extreme that I tried, not Noir Extreme. I'll have to give it another try - I just smelled it on paper so might be different on skin. The truffle...
  70. Re: Designer or Niche: A Reevaluation (very long post)

    Interesting read, although I did skim some parts. It was a bit too academic for me - and I'm actually an academic.

    I generally agree though - since I've started following noses more than houses,...
  71. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Tam Dao EdT

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    Shalimar - not really my cup of tea, but I know it's a classic. Very "vintage" smelling, a bit too much for me, but I can see why it's a classic.

    Spicebomb Extreme - reminds me a lot of Margiela...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 3rd August, 2019

    Declaration layered with Bvlgari Eau Parfumée de Thé Vert body lotion. Very nice Ellena combo!
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    Re: Montale "spray vials" on FragranceNet

    Thanks hednic - that would make more sense.
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    Re: Goodwill/Thrift store finds!

    Hmm yeah, I actually found all this stuff in the beauty section. They did have a few bottles in the glass case, but nothing particularly special. I think the Oeillet Bleu ended up with the beauty...
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    Re: Goodwill/Thrift store finds!

    Wow nice find! I’m definitely encouraged to scope out goodwill more often now.
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    Montale "spray vials" on FragranceNet

    I noticed today that FragranceNet just listed a number of Montales with "spray vial" as an option at around $28, but there's no details listed about what size they are. Considering that FN sells...
  78. Re: Roger et Gallet Oeillet Bleu/Blue Carnation - help me date this splash bottle?

    Thanks for the update, theladymay! That all makes sense - the bottle/label design look more like 40s/50s to me, especially compared with some of the more "modern" looking bottles I've seen poking...
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    Re: Goodwill/Thrift store finds!

    Thanks!
  80. Re: How do Coffee Beans help you shop for Fragrances?

    Wow this is super interesting. I've always been skeptical of the coffee bean "trick," but it's good to have the actual data to back up that skepticism.
  81. Re: A question for those like me who can't afford to buy niche perfumes.

    I’d second both of these - haven’t tried any of CinisLabs’ original creations but it’s my source for iso e super. And Rogue is not prohibitively expensive if you’re buying 30 ml bottles. My Mousse...
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    Re: Goodwill/Thrift store finds!

    Thanks, hednic!
  83. Re: Roger et Gallet Oeillet Bleu/Blue Carnation - help me date this splash bottle?

    Thanks for the info! The color is pretty light - there was some darkened oil/residue around the cap when I took it off, but otherwise seems like it hasn't been touched in ages. Just sniffing from the...
  84. Re: Roger et Gallet Oeillet Bleu/Blue Carnation - help me date this splash bottle?

    Thanks! I was very surprised to find it in Goodwill. It's 1/8 oz size. The bottom label says "Roger & Gallet New York Paris" at the top, and "52 Compounded in USA" at the bottom. Not sure what the 52...
  85. Thread: Mix

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    Re: Mix

    I am a shameless layerer. I've even tried mixing several scents together in a small atomizer - Encre Noire Sport, Mugler Cologne and an extra splash of Iso E Super - it was not bad. I only layer...
  86. Roger et Gallet Oeillet Bleu/Blue Carnation - help me date this splash bottle?

    I found this at Goodwill today and it looks quite old, but I can't seem to find any info about this particular bottle online. The only labels are on the front and bottom (sticker on the back is the...
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    Re: Goodwill/Thrift store finds!

    It does seem pretty old - I looked up pictures of other bottles and actually couldn't find this one in particular, but it's a different style from what I assume are (relatively) newer bottles.
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    Re: Goodwill/Thrift store finds!

    Thanks, N.CAL! I think they must have come from a hotel - apparently Rose 31 was made specifically for Fairmont Hotels. There were quite a few of them all in "grab bags" with a mix of other stuff,...
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    Re: Goodwill/Thrift store finds!

    Thanks!
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    Goodwill/Thrift store finds!

    Decided to stop by the Goodwill near Downtown Seattle today (fun fact - it is the largest Goodwill in the country!) and found some pretty great stuff that I managed to pick up for a grand total of...
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    Re: Violet fragrances for men

    Don’t think anyone has mentioned Lalique Hommage a L’Homme yet, but that’s a nice violet/tobacco scent. Like a fresh package of cigarettes with that sort of sweet raisin smell and a violet note...
  92. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Glad to hear you’re a fan! It’s one of my favorites. What do you like about it? It’s not too flashy or complicated but it’s just a solid vetiver/fake dry woods.
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    Re: Best citrus note for summer - your preference

    As hermeslyre notes, Guerlain L’Eau Boisee has a great popsicle/slushee limeade type note. I really like lime as well as orange. Hermes has a lot of good citrus stuff: TdH, Orange Verte Concentree,...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 1st August, 2019

    Nice pair!
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    Re: Does chest hair increase longevity?

    Can't say as I haven't had a bald chest since middle school, so I wouldn't be able to test the difference (not quite willing to shave my chest for that experiment). But I have noticed that I get...
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    Re: Favorite violet fragrance?

    Great suggestions everyone, thanks! I did make my mom smell my arm when I was wearing Fahrenheit to see if it would fit the bill, but she was too turned off by the petrol note. Maybe I'll give her a...
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    Re: Ambroxan fragrances! Love or hate?

    So far the only fragrance I own that has a large amount that I find enjoyable is TdH Eau Intense Vetiver, which has a lot in the base. I'm getting more and more used to it, but it still comes across...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 1st August, 2019

    Despite the (somewhat deserved) reputation this house has, Leather is really growing on me. Clean, soapy leather with a good 6-8 hours of staying power and decent projection.

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  99. Re: A question for those like me who can't afford to buy niche perfumes.

    Another voice chiming in for Lalique. Many of their fragrances are available for under $30 and rival more expensive niche stuff. I recently picked up John Varvatos Dark Rebel Rider and was pleasantly...
  100. Re: Jeremy Fragrance's method of spraying - yes or no?

    I've recently started doing the back of the neck spray, but otherwise I keep it below the collarbones. Usually a few torso sprays and one on the back of each arm.
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