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    Re: Ormonde Jayne for men

    EDP Ormonde Jayne is the original women's fragrance, not Ormonde Jayne for Men. The Men's version is based on the original OJ, and has added woods and spice. I actually prefer the original, which is...
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    Re: La Myrrhe by Serge Lutens

    I purchased samples of many of the SL non-export fragrances this past winter. La Myrrhe passed my initial wrist test, and was placed on to my "full-wear" list. So today was a great day for a...
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    Re: Aedes cleaning house?

    That is disappointing, and they should post their store hours clearly. I think their hours are 12-8 from Monday-Saturday and 1-7 on Sunday. Definitely worth another try though.
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    Re: New Concentration for Caron's Pour un Homme.

    Yes Pour un Homme Impact is much higher concentrated than the regular edt (which already has a good lasting power). Impact is a "perfume extract" the highest concentration, which is normally used...
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    Caron Vials are IN !!!

    I met Diane at the Caron NYC boutique today to test Tabac Blond and Poivre parfums. These parfums were both absolutely beautiful. Diane said she just received a brand new shipment of sample vials,...
  6. Thread: tabac blond

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    Re: tabac blond

    Done, I sent the money via PayPal. AZsmells, Thanks for leading the charge!

    Regards,
    John

    P.S. To everyone interested in purchasing a decant of this gorgeous fragrance, please send in your...
  7. Thread: tabac blond

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    Re: tabac blond

    Azsmells,

    Count me in! I just tested Tabac Blond parfum again today at the Caron NYC Boutique. Gorgeous fragrance. I would take 1/3 oz for $36. Let me know if you have more decants available and...
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    Re: leather fragrances - advice needed

    I love Daim Blond, so now I am interested in Doblis. A reviewer in makupalley mentioned this is 350 Euros. This is a bit over the top, but do you know where to test and purchase this one?

    Regards,...
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    Re: My First L'Artisan

    You don't need to buy L'Artisan blind. Many eBay sellers, such as lisalaw, can provide samples from this line for about $2.00 each. Even if a sale is not listed, send them an e-mail and they will...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 14 March

    Ungaro II - have been wearing this a lot lately. I weaned myself off this wonderful fragrance by wearing Ambre Narguile, one of my favorites from the Hermessence line at this time.
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    Re: GOD do I HATE Vetiver!

    Hermessence Vetiver Tonka and Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental are my favorite vetivers at the moment as they feel warm and inviting.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday February 20th

    Douce Amere ;D
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 19 February

    Bel Ami
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    Re: SOTD Friday 18 February

    Un Bois Sepia
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    Re: Peach scents for guys????

    Fresh Sake has peach in it. Smelled nice on the card, but I have not tried it on my skin.
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    Re: Quick Review: Amouage Silver

    I just purchased bottles of Gold Cologne and Silver Cristal for Men on eBay. Even though Bergdorf still stocks Silver Cristal, I think both fragrances have been discontinued. I figure I can...
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    Re: Lutens' Un Bois Sepia

    This is one of my favorite non-export Lutens. I have a decant that I don't use as often as I like for fear that it runs out. Full bottles on eBay are about $180, and I don't have plans for a Paris...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 17 February

    Lutens Encens et Lavande - SOTD

    Lutens Fumerie Turque - SOTE for Sephardic music concert
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 16 February

    Hermessence Ambre Narguile
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    Re: L'Artisan Tea For Two.

    This is an absolutely georgeous tea-based scent! It is not a straight forward tea-based fragrance, and I know what you mean about the pipe tobacco. I love the way the ginger and honey combine very...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 15 February

    Voleur de Roses
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    Re: SOTD - Monday 14/2 Valentines day

    Amouage Gentlemen's Cologne
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    Re: SotD Sunday Feb 13th

    Caron Third Man
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    Re: Amouage Silver for Women

    OK. Maybe tomorrow I'll try Gold Cologne. I'm having too much fun right now hangin' out with THIS pair!:P

    btw... the marriage of both Men's and Women' Silver is even better than the two singles...
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    Re: Amouage Silver for Women

    Yes ... Amouage samples have arrived! Men's and Women's Gold, Men's and Women's Silver Cristal, and Men's Gentlemen's Cologne. Sonya was very generous with the samples.

    Men's Silver Cristal -...
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    Re: Amouage Silver for Women

    I am waiting for samples from Australia of the discontinued Women's Silver Crystal and Sonya said she was going to send samples of the Gold. Looking forward to testing these! ;D
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    Re: Mechant Loup? .....

    Merchant Loup is my SOTD. Now I remember why I have been meaning to obtain this fragrance. It is warm and cozy.
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    Re: the Different Company

    Although I like TDC as a house, I enjoy VdR more than Rose Poivree...too much civet and a little flat. VdR's plum/patchouli accord is what makes VdR very special, IMO.

    Divine Bergamot and Bois...
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    Re: I just got Blu Notte!

    I like this better than the original...it seems more complete. It can be worn anytime, but since I love to wear dark and rich winter scents, I will probably use it more in the summer.
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    Re: Bel Ami...magical potion!

    I love Bel Ami. It's one of my "Go To" winter fragrances when I can't decide what to wear. Something in Bandit that I don't care for, but can't quite put my finger (or nose) on it.
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    Re: the Different Company

    I am also beginning to love this house! I ordered a decant of Divine Begamot today after yesterday's testing. Excellent spicy, citrus-based fragrance that is subtle and classy. Today it's Bois...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 30 January

    A*MEN and Azzaro Visit - greater proportion of Visit.

    This is some kinda wonderful! :)
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 29 January

    None at the moment. Hope to test at Barneys or Bergdorf's NYC today. Hmmmm - Silver Cristal may be just what I need. :)
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    Re: My first Serge Lutens

    Welcome to the Serge Lutens World! ;D

    The SA had excellent advice towards approaching these fragrances. There is no doubt as to their high quality and artistic value. It's about finding YOUR...
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    Re: "Encens et Lavande" .........

    Well Done! 8)
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    Re: Serge Lutens trivia of the day.

    This is Trivia #3! I didn't know that, since I have only bought decants from his exclusive line.
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    Re: Daim Blond and Un Bois Vanille too feminine?

    I couldn't agree more. Daim Blond is in a league of its own.
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    Divine Bergamot

    I have not found summer citrus-based scents that I enjoy. They are either too minty, grassy, soapy, or sourthat is...until NOW! :D

    The Different Company's new Divine Bergamot lives up to its...
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    Re: Les Epices de la Passion

    Thanks for asking. After several hours of wearing all three last night, my favorite is the Safran Troublant. Spice rose nicely combined with vanilla and sandalwood to produce a scent where the whole...
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    Re: SotD Friday Jan 28th

    Bois Farine
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    Les Epices de la Passion

    I decided to take a break from Luten's, and try samples of L'Artisan's Les Epices de la Passion (Love Potion) set.

    SAFRAN TROUBLANT (Saffron Spell) - a spicy rose scent with saffron, rose,...
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    Re: Fragrance for a pagan

    Serge Luten's Exclusive (non-export) line. U.S. Basenoters will have to swap or purchase on eBay.
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    Re: Applying Fragrances to Clothing

    I was thinking of applying the fragrance to a cotton undershirt, rather than a jacket, which doesn't require a large wardrobe or daily laundry.
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    Re: Le Parfume de Thrse

    As stated in the Basenotes Directory "Although designed for a women, men enjoy wearing this too."

    I have limited testing of this fragrance, but my initial opinion is that it can be used by either...
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    Re: Rethinking Re-dosing

    I don't think there would be a conflict for applying the same fragrance. Maybe the initial topnotes may be slightly less obvious or altered.

    To take this question a step further, would there be a...
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    Re: SOTD Jan 27 Thursday

    A*Men
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 26th January

    SL Vetiver Oriental
  48. Thread: Sandalwoods

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    Re: Sandalwoods

    Well, what are you waiting for?
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    Re: Serge Lutens Test Results

    I have a few more fragrances that you may enjoy.

    Douce Amere Since you like the oriental in Vetiver Oriental, I suggest this oriental fragrance that is one of the best. Very aromatic opening...
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    Applying Fragrances to Clothing

    I tried Guerlain's Jicky on my skin and the Sak's SA agreed with me that Jicky smelled bad on my skin. She applied Jicky to her skin and we agreed that it smelled nice.

    Does anyone have fragrances...
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    Re: frederic malle

    I agree.
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    Re: Antaeus Revisited...

    They are unique fragrances and can be obtained inexpensively. Get both and post back.
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    Re: frederic malle

    In general, you can expect the quality of these scents to be very high. I have samples vials of all of his scents, and tested the four that you mentioned. These four are the most masculine of his...
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    Re: Need a classic scent...which one?

    Bel Ami - a light application using the "walkthrough" method would achieve all of your requirements.
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    Re: Creed Comments...a month later

    I received my first compliment today in the office. As I walked past our secretary, she said something smells very good in here, and I don't think she saw me walking by. I just returned from Sephora...
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    Re: Antaeus Revisited...

    Anteaus and Zino are both 80's power fragrances that are dark and rich. Zino is a spicy, flowery scent that is extremely masculine. Long lasting with a rich, smooth ambery drydown.
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    Re: Antaeus Revisited...

    Their is nothing quite like Anteaus. It is a must try!

    Have you considered Davidoff Zino? I like Zino even better.
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    Re: testing tonight...

    I have enjoyed Yohji Homme layered with A*Men, and would like to try layering with Lolita. Since I don't own Lolita, I am considering a layer with Douce Amere.
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    Re: Love the smell but TOO heavy to wear!?

    What if you could optimally apply these heavy fragrances to your skin to experience fragrances at their very best?

    So I sprayed Bandit into the bathroom, a fragrance that smells heavy and harsh to...
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    Re: Creed Comments...a month later

    Creed Himalaya was the first niche scent that I experienced. After spending the most money I ever spent on a bottle of perfume (about $90 or so for 4oz), I have not worn Himalaya more than a couple...
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    Re: SOTD 25th Tuesday

    Serge Lutens Bois de Violette

    First full wearing from a sample. Nice blend of flower and wood.
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    Re: SOTD Jan 24 Monday

    SL Douce Amere
  63. Thread: Amouage ?

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    Re: Amouage ?

    RJ,

    Did you just buy full bottles of Silver Crystal AND Silver for Women? Are you selling decants of either?

    Regards,
    John
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    Re: Serge Lutens Testing His Exclusive Line

    Concord,

    Thanks for your reply regarding the commonality of the 4 "Bois" fragraces.

    Also, I will add Iris Silver Mist to my "full wear testing" list.

    Regards,
    John
  65. Thread: Amouage ?

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    Re: Amouage ?

    Lets continue with this thread.



    I tested the Mens Silver EDT and Cologne, as well as the Mens Dia at Bergdorfs today. Ciel was not available, and I didnt try the Gold.

    Silver EDT and...
  66. Thread: Amouage ?

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    Re: Amouage ?

    Hi rj,

    Bergdorf's NYC on Fifth Ave has the Silver Crystal. I didn't get a price. But I thought there was a thread that Silver was the least expensive Amouge at $135 USD for 50 ml. If I don't find...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday January 23rd

    Arabie
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    Re: CdG Love Hurts:-)

    The SAs at the CDG boutique in NYC were unaware of Series 7 Sweet. Does anyone know when it will be available in the US?

    Regards,
    John
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    Re: The ULTIMATE Basenotes LEATHER thread

    Serge Lutens Daim Blond - beautiful and very rich white "suede" scent.

    Regards,
    John
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    Re: Serge Lutens Testing His Exclusive Line

    I have been buying samples for $2.50 and 1/6 oz decants for $18.99 from lisalaw on eBay. Lisa is very responsive and the decants come in stylish silver bullets. SL is very potent EDP and I only need...
  71. Re: Limes a great discovery......some recommendati

    Commes des Garcons Soda - for an offbeat limeade.
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    Serge Lutens Testing His Exclusive Line

    I just started to test Serge Lutens fragrances from his exclusive line, and would like to share some of my thoughts and opinions, and ask a couple of questions.

    Chergui begins flowery and sweet...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 21st

    Hermes Bel Ami

    For warmth on an especially cold day.
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    Re: Which Musk should I buy?

    What are your opinions of Luten's Clair de Musc? I tried it once about 6 months ago, and I remember it as a clean musc. I will re-try the fragrance, but ... can a musc be too clean?
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    Re: Almost finished Rochas Man, What next?

    I have been considering Rochas Man, A*Men, and B*Men for some time. So maybe you can stay with the "Man" family. :)

    Regards,
    John
  76. Thread: Sandalwoods

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    Re: Sandalwoods

    I use the Sandalwood pre-shave oil, cream, and after shave balm. This is rich and complex sandalwood fragrance. Up there with the best of them. I wasn't impressed with SL Santal Blanc since both...
  77. Thread: Yohji Homme ?

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    Re: Yohji Homme ?

    Yes, I smell B*Men when I layer the sweeter and darker A*men with a lighter Yohji Homme.
  78. Thread: Yohji Homme ?

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    Re: Yohji Homme ?

    I find Yohji Homme compliments A*Men IMO, and have enjoyed them layered.
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