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    Re: Kill me now ... (Kouros rant)

    I have 3 bottles of kouros, I love it. The current formulation is pretty tame
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit Bottles/Boxes

    The 2003 bottle is very good. I have 1991 bottle, 2006, and 2010 bottle. 90s botte would be a bit more green thats all.
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit Bottles/Boxes

    I have fragrances from the 80s, given to me by my father, they smell fine. If you keep fragrances in a dark cool place they stay fine.
    Don't take my word for it, Hednic has hundreds of vintage...
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit Bottles/Boxes

    From Andre's site:

    Basically there are 3 different versions coming out from the test.
    The first one dates until 2001 and it's the "strongest" of all, with clearly defined "gasoline" or...
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit Bottles/Boxes

    The gasoline note is absent in the 2013 formulations onward and has been replaced with a sweet mandarin smell. The violet and leather are much more muted.
    Its more on the lines of Dior Fahrenheit...
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit Bottles/Boxes

    The current formulation is shit, find any bottle before 2012 and your good to go.
    Andre did a good job with compiling his reviews. If you see the bottle with Mars /Planet , grab it ASAP.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    any one?
  8. Re: Any hope Gucci will bring back Nobile, Envy or Rush with Giannini's departure?

    Oud Absolu is pretty close to the original but does have the musky drydown. The later formulation ( clear sides bottle) was more along the lines of M7 fresh but not sweet.
  9. Re: Any hope Gucci will bring back Nobile, Envy or Rush with Giannini's departure?

    Gucci's new director is more quirkier and trying to take the brand in a more Prada direction.

    Its very possible they would bring back GPH I , Gucci Envy was quite synthetic anyways, so I don't...
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    Re: Muscs Koublaï Khän - discontinued???

    This vanished in North America a year back. The 50 ml bottle is discontinued, Barneys only carries the bell jar. How is the reformulation?
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    Re: TF Patchouli Absolu - What's your take?

    LOL, Absolu is a very boring soliflore scent, the ones I mentioned are far superior. I would add Montale Patchouli Leaves(Vendome vesion) and vintage Givenchy gentleman
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    Re: TF Patchouli Absolu - What's your take?

    I thought it was quite pathetic for a Patchouli scent, considering the price point.

    Molinard's Patchouli is quite similar and its only 20 dollars . Bois 1920 Real Patchouly , and Reminiscence...
  13. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur- Eau de Parfum.... HUGE disappointment!

    The EDT is far better than the EDP.
    EDT is not available in the US, but its easily found in Canada.
  14. Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Pass

    I have had it with Gourmand vanilla fragrances.
  15. Re: Would you say M7 Fresh is a precursor to YSL's more modern frags ?

    M7 fresh should be re-released it was a nice scent and quite versatile
  16. Re: Would you consider Fahrenheit to be a "fresh" fragrance?

    The pre 2013 version NO
    The current formulation YES
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    Re: Lumière Noire

    LN has been a bit reformulated, the version I tried back in 2011, had easily one of the most amazing top notes, I have ever smelt and was quite boozy.
    The current version I tried at Nieman's did...
  18. Re: L'Homme Ideal by Guerlain - Eau De Cologne?!?!

    Jelk made the original, Wassier tweeked the original ( read: cheapen) in 2012, because of IFRA restrictions. In any case don't get me wrong I like him as a person and he is great at managing...
  19. Re: Hermès Equipage vintage and reformulated.

    I like new formulation, the older formulation is a bit bitter
  20. Re: L'Homme Ideal by Guerlain - Eau De Cologne?!?!

    La Petite Rebe Noire is signed by Delphine Jelk not Wassier , I concur with Larry.
  21. Re: L'Homme Ideal by Guerlain - Eau De Cologne?!?!

    LOOOL , what body of work? Most of the main fragrances he has created for Guerlain flopped and are being discontinued. There are a few nice niche line fragrances, but those are not money spinners.
    ...
  22. Re: L'Homme Ideal by Guerlain - Eau De Cologne?!?!

    LOL, I will stick to Mouchoir de Monsieur thank you very much.

    WTF, who makes a cherry almond EDC lol. Wassier is a good businessman but a poor perfumer.
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    Re: Montana Parfum d'Homme (the original)

    Monsieur Montana are you some kind of shill for Montana? I see 4 threads about Montana
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    Re: What's your favorite castoreum scent

    Antaeus

    and Salvador Dali pour homme
  25. Re: L'Instant de Guerlain pour homme EDT - Discontinued?

    Guerlain is pretty open about what fragrances they discontinue , and LIDG is not one of them.
  26. Re: What happened to Charles Street from Mark Birley?

    Thanks Gerbick I just purchased a bottle. This fragrance holds special meaning for me, since my parents gifted it to me after my graduation, so I would not want to be without it.
    Always good to...
  27. Re: Creed Royal Oud 120 ml (4 oz.) boutique in France

    Do they smell the same the larger bottles
  28. Re: What happened to Charles Street from Mark Birley?

    The 60 dollars is for the larger size im guessing, since when I bought it back in 2010, the larger size was 120
  29. Re: What happened to Charles Street from Mark Birley?

    what size is on sale?? The 125 ml or the smaller bottle
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    Re: Kouros Silver?

    ewww
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    Re: You know you're a basenoter when...

    +1
    very true
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    Re: Should I trust FragranceNET.com?

    Almost all my commercial/designer fragrances come from this website
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    Re: Just received Shisedo Basala

    I remember my older cousins wearing this in the mid late 90s.
    It was very nice, they dont make commercial fragrances like this anymore, thats for damn sure.

    When was it discontinued?
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    Re: Latest Armani Prive - Pivoine Suzhou

    I think it would make a great present for your wife.
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    Re: Most worn January 2015

    Dior Fahrenheit and Oud Ispahan
  36. Re: Is Declaration d'Un Soir anything like Rose 31?

    http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/09/08/cartier-declaration-dun-soir-intense-new-fragrance/

    Its EDT, but it definitely wears like an EDP. The sandalwood note is more dominant in this and the rose is...
  37. Re: Is Declaration d'Un Soir anything like Rose 31?

    EDP of Soir is very good, not plasticky like EDT
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    Re: Best Tobacco-Honeyish fragrance

    Lanvin Avante Garde , is a very honeyed tobacco.

    Best part its under 30 dollars
  39. Re: What fragrance would the Prophet Muhammad wear?

    Assam Oud, since he praised the "Aloes of Assam"
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    Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    Wonderwood
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    The composition opens with a blend of fresh citruses and warm spicy notes. There are mandarin oil, neroli, saffron, cardamom and nutmeg at the beginning. Its heart contains accord of Indian kufi...
  42. Re: Armani Prive Myrrhe Imperiale Vs. Montale Kabul Aoud?

    obviously Armai Myrrhe, but Kabul Aoud is at a very good price point last time I checked
  43. Re: New Lalique Exclusive Collection - Noir Premier Series ! Has nayone in the UK tried these yet?

    Did you buy them Hednic, which one was your fav


    The bottles are nice looking!
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    Re: *NEW* Serge Lutens La Religieuse 2015

    oh no, it seems to be a sissy scent, I was expecting an animalic jasmine with smokey incense
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    Re: Givenchy Xeryus: Vintage vs. New?

    I found better than most of the scents I tests that day, eventhough its almost 30 years old
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    Re: *NEW* Serge Lutens La Religieuse 2015

    can the mods merge this thread with other one
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    Re: Givenchy Xeryus: Vintage vs. New?

    I tested the new bottle, and liked it so much, got home and ordered it on fragrancenet.

    Very classy and clean, soapy, green fragrance. Projects well too.
  48. Poll: Re: Dior Fahrenheit Parfum vs. Dior Homme Parfum

    I did not like Fahrenheit Parfum but I know i will like DHP
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    Re: *NEW* Serge Lutens La Religieuse 2015

    LOOOOOL, Me and Hednic are very cool with each other, esp since I interact with him the most in threads.
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    Re: *NEW* Serge Lutens La Religieuse 2015

    I didnt see the thread earlier and no need to be rude
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    Re: *NEW* Serge Lutens La Religieuse 2015

    there is no pictures or proper description in that one
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    *NEW* Serge Lutens La Religieuse 2015

    The new fragrance of the Serge Lutens collection named LA RELIGIEUSE will be available at Palais Royal starting from January 30, 2015. The theme of the new edition is deep, philosophical and...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Beautiful Bottle
  54. Re: Guerlain Vetiver Vs. Frederic Malle Vetiver Ext.

    I like GV in the frosted bottle not the current formulation
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    Re: Escada Pour Homme

    Escada should bring back their men's fragrances, they are actually better constructed then their female fragrances which are mostly just generic fruity florals.
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    Re: KOUROS ...by Tom Ford.

    Kouros travel spray ! WOW

    I wish they did a Kouros pure parfum or EDP
  57. Re: Would you think they'd discontinue Gucci ph 2?

    Frida Giannini was fired and based off their new designer, they are heading in a more darker quirky direction. Its possible they would bring some of the old Tom Ford classics back IMO. Fingers...
  58. *NEW* Lanvin Éclat D'Arpège Pour Homme 2015

    As a male equivalent to the edition for women, Lanvin Eclat d'Arpege from 2002, in February 2015 Lanvin Eclat d'Arpege Pour Homme arrives on the market, as a continuance of the history of the brand...
  59. Re: Trying to pick two out of three: Bvlgari Black, A*Men, and A*Men Pure Leather

    None of them.
    Go for Pure Malt
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    Re: For Fans Of Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...

    Thats a very rude thing to say. David is entitled to his opinion but insinuating that his insight and reviews don't matter is quite ignorant.
    He is been a basenotes member for 10 years!
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    Re: Any civet fans out there?

    Almost all the civet used today , is synthetic civet.
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    Re: For Fans Of Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...

    Ideal is a very boring and banal fragrance, not surprised an axe like spray resembles it.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Whenever they make something intense these days, why do they always have to make it sweeter or fruitier, why not make it more woodier or muskier?
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    Re: Is Invictus a cheaper copy of Jubilation?

    Are you a troll?
  65. Re: Perfume that smells of Indian spices, chai tea etc.

    Gucci Pour Homme II , has a nice spicy tea smell

    Also Apres le Mousson by Hermes smells a lot like Ginger Masala tea and JCE's interpretation of tea gardens in Southern India.
    I think that fits...
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    Re: Body Kouros reformulated?

    LOL, this has been posted many times and YES, it has been reformulated, that too very badly.

    I even made a post on this on Fragrantica.

    Body Kouros has gone through 3 reformulations.

    First...
  67. Re: Calvin Klein - Euphoria *Liquid Gold* International Exclusive - Unboxing/First Impressions

    Nice review
    Where did u purchase this from??
  68. Re: What were niche prices like in the 1970s/1980s?

    My mom says quality fragrances were far more expensive, there was no grey market in then.
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    Re: Has Bleu de Chanel been reformulated?

    All Chanel Fragrances are made in France and always have been btw
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    Re: Anyone here buys from Ebay?

    Yes I do quite a bit. Its the only place you can find vintage stuff. I found vintage Kouros, Antaeus Sport, Balenciaga pour homme, Dior Fahrenheit.
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    Re: Quorum = The greatest compliment getter

    I find Quorum gross, its been reformulated really badly IMO.

    One Man Show is faaaaaaaaaaaaar better. It is romantic and alluring, though dated.
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    Re: Best civet?

    Amouage Gold Man has a good amount of civet
    Muscs Koblai Khan but its hard to find these days for some reason
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    Re: Mukhallat Malaki CPO by Swiss Arabian

    He jacked up the prices big time!

    I bought it for 40 bucks in 2011. It is very nice, a sweet sandalwood and rose drydown.
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    Re: Counterfeit tom ford private blends?

    Yeah you have to meet them at the parking lot at macys or walmart during the day. My friend does a lot of buying and selling on Craigs list, they are just interested in a quick buck. They don't...
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    Re: Counterfeit tom ford private blends?

    Craigs list is notorious for theives and crack heads who sell stolen stuff for rock bottom prices, well in Dallas its like that lol.
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    Re: Most worn in 2014

    Oud Ispahan
    Antaeus
  77. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    Your not missing much, believe me .
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    Re: Calvin Klein's "Reveal Man" Will Be Great

    +1
    They really do suck ass, vintage Obsession was good though.
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    Re: Has Bleu de Chanel been reformulated?

    The base is definitely weaker than when I first tried it back in 2010, I have a sample from then too. I did a comparison with a bottle I got recently.
    It falls apart in the base , so I layer it with...
  80. Re: Montale Black Aoud (2014 Aoud Collection by Montale International Design)

    Montales in general are watered down, but the Montale Paris Black Aoud have much better longevity than the Atmeh ones. Also the Abu Jouda says they Atmah Black Aouds smell different.
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    Re: Current Santos vs current Antaeus

    Antaeus

    Santos has been horribly reformulated
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    Re: Rank your Chanel

    In my collection:
    Antaeus Sport
    Antaeus
    Allure Edition Blanche
    BdC

    are favs
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    Re: Intenso Dolce & Gabanna now at Macys

    its actually gotten worse IMO.


    As for the fragrance, I found it boring. I tested it twice.
  84. Re: Montale Black Aoud (2014 Aoud Collection by Montale International Design)

    They dont make a Dark Aoud. Yes, the new Dark Aoud is a shadow of the original.
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    Re: Calvin Klein's "Reveal Man" Will Be Great

    I tried this and thought it was abysmal
  86. Poll: Re: UNGARO pour Homme, I, II, III, what do you prefer personally?

    Same here
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    Re: Gucci PH1 - why so much hype?

    3 hours ? LOL I get 8-9 hours and very good projection.
    It has a very beautiful drydown. I have wooden ebony animal figurines from Kenya, the drydown reminds me exactly of that.

    I think its a...
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    Re: Why must anyone listen to the IFRA?

    Not really, they are plenty of Eastern European farmers who would love their Oakmoss to be bought. As far as animals go, Civet can easily be obtained, thousands of them are being used to make...
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    Re: Creed Aventus Batch #s

    There is a sticky for Creed batch issues, try using that .
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    Re: Targeted Purchases for 2015

    Large size of Royal Oud at Fragrancenet
    200 ml bottle of TDH
    Montale Aoud Musk
    Le Labo Rose 31
    Guerlain Santal Royal
    Bentley Absolute for Men
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    Re: Possible fake Hermes Terre?

    Always buy from an authorized retailer or a very reputable online fragrance company , like Fragrancenet or FragranceX . I have gotten a fake off Ebay ,2 years ago, but that was still a...
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    Re: Possible fake Hermes Terre?

    Thats one bad fake.
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    Re: Gucci Creative Director resigns

    Gucci cannot separate itself from the Tom Ford Era, its too part of Gucci's DNA now.
    Frida and her husband tries to make Gucci too pedestrian, turning Gucci into a massy Walmart for well off...
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    Re: Quality incense recommendation.

    my personal fav incense these days. Japanese incense is a bit faint for me, I prefer Indian masala incense.
    Rose - Shroff Paneeru , Hem Rose FLORA, Shroff Sandal Flora
    ...
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    Gucci Creative Director resigns

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/11291912/Downfall-of-Guccis-power-couple.html

    So what went wrong? And what will happen next? Some critics believe Gucci has struggled ever since the departure...
  96. Re: When did Mysore Sandalwood shift from affordable to expensive in the USA?

    Mysore sandalwood oil started vanishing from western fragrances in the mid late 90s.
    Australian sandalwood is not even close to Mysore.
    They are growing Mysore Sandalwood in Australia now, so it...
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    Re: what is your favorite montale and why?

    That is the only one. , but Celine did give me travel size of Indian Safran (which i have sinced finished) . This was a boutique exclusive.
    The biggest damage they did to the brand, was closing...
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    Re: what is your favorite montale and why?

    Your misinformed , it clearly says it was not the same as before.
    Extra concentration was on request at Vendome. If you look the full letter and the comments attached with the post, from the...
  99. Re: Chanel Sycomore: Lots of Negative and Unusual Complements

    You must have a sample of the old Sycomore , which did have a burning leaves note. The bottles from 2011 onwards, do not have that issue, its drowning in sandalwood and
    that burnt note has been...
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    Re: what is your favorite montale and why?

    The vast majority of your Montale fragrances were purchased from the Vendome boutique thats why, and the Confidential Collection was really expensive, and came out when Montale was not very well...
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