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    Re: Current Status Of Aramis ?

    Lol 1 year old thread. Eeh better than making a new one.

    Any updates? I'm surprised people keep buying the edt instead of the concentree (EDP)

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  2. Thread: Jakarta

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    Re: Jakarta

    Some airports confiscate perfume (in hand luggage) amounting to 100 ml. Don't know if your airport does that but better to just bring decants or bottles that aren't full.

    Make sure you rip off all...
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    Re: Best long lasting fresh woody cologne

    Wow EDP... I'll give it a try!


    Thanks everyone, I have made a list:
    Kenzo homme boisee
    Terre D'Hermes EDP
    Kouros

    Will see which one I like best.
    The reason I'm looking for one is because...
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    Re: Best long lasting fresh woody cologne

    This does perform well as I've tried, but it isn't woody dominant. Very much vanilla.

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    Re: Best long lasting fresh woody cologne

    Yea I've learned to not purchase if it isn't a hard yes. I once purchased silver scent which I never grew to love and ended up finishing the bottle with mixed feelings.



    I haven't given kenzo...
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    Re: Best long lasting fresh woody cologne

    Would you consider kouros woody?

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    Best long lasting fresh woody cologne

    I love terre D'Hermes and givenchy play. Been looking for a long lasting cologne (over 10 hours) of the same genre. Know of anything other than these 2 and fahrenheit?

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    Re: Shelf lífe. Real or myth ?

    Store them properly and it'll stay a myth. Can't say about EDPs, maybe less alcohol means more stuff that can go bad. I had a friend that told me one of her old fragrances (an EDP) formed little blue...
  9. Re: Aventus -- cheapest website to buy real Aventus???

    Here lol I'm replying just so you get to say something new & different compared to your last 3 posts, go nuts cookiemonsfer.

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    Re: Traveling with fragrances

    I just bring the whole bottle. There have been several occasions where I brought Le male or spicebomb and security said 'sir wait....oh never mind'

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  11. Re: Aventus -- cheapest website to buy real Aventus???

    I don't need to think that far ahead to know you're lazy and too dumb for Instagram, even if you have an account, which makes you even more dumb. It takes one or two minutes. Why not pm me? Replying...
  12. Re: Aventus -- cheapest website to buy real Aventus???

    You think I'm full of shit and I think you're lazy or just too dumb for Instagram O.o always nice to be honest

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  13. Re: Aventus -- cheapest website to buy real Aventus???

    cookiemonsfer, mad because someone told you the sun is blue? Lol

    Found
    56499

    It's barely hard to find even using english, but if some of you prefer rage & denial then hey whatever makes you...
  14. Re: Aventus -- cheapest website to buy real Aventus???

    Can niche fragrances be checked using one of those batch code verification sites?

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  15. Re: Aventus -- cheapest website to buy real Aventus???

    The horse foot right? It got scratched out.

    My next purchase will be one of these 3:
    Bogart PH
    Grey Flannel
    Aramis Aramis concentree

    Will post pictures here. It's not aventus but the...
  16. Re: Aventus -- cheapest website to buy real Aventus???

    Here I checked for you guys. I searched using english hashtags. This is just one of the users I found. I don't really understand what he's saying because it seems to be some sort of American slang or...
  17. Re: Aventus -- cheapest website to buy real Aventus???

    It says 120 in the picture but I think she messed that one up. I bought these from her. 1st Le male is several years old and has gone through travels....
  18. Re: Aventus -- cheapest website to buy real Aventus???

    Hahaha I should have said I bought other perfumes from Instagram. I said "last time I bought mine", I didn't mean aventus, I don't like fruity fragrances. I have bought 2 bottles of le male, 1 polo,...
  19. Re: Aventus -- cheapest website to buy real Aventus???

    I can buy aventus for less than $30. Sellers always say they're all factory rejects or testers. Every time I buy mine, sellers always tell me whatever I'm buying are testers but judging from the...
  20. Re: How sweet is the latest Lapidus pour homme?

    Wow that is so sweet. Highest I can go is about eau des baux sweet which to me is a 4.

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  21. As of September 2016: Fahrenheit with black bordered box

    Okay so I've seen enough reviews stating that the newest version of Fahrenheit smells a lot like the vintage version.
    Some have claimed to buy them in 2015 and said it does not perform. Some bought...
  22. Re: How sweet is the latest Lapidus pour homme?

    So is it more like opium?

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  23. How sweet is the latest Lapidus pour homme?

    Traumatised by Joop and Angel men. I don't know why but I think of diabetes when wearing both. On a scale of 1 to 10, with Angel Men being an 8, how sweet do you think Lapidus is?

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  24. Re: Which fragrance garners the most COMPLAINTS when you wear it?

    Is Lapidus more floral or more piney?

    I've even heard it smells like urinal cakes and water.

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    Re: Where do you wear Kouros?

    Gaahhh!!...should...I buy..?!?!

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    Re: A longer lasting Polo green alternative.

    I feel the same. I'm going through the bottle like it's oxygen lol.

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    Re: A longer lasting Polo green alternative.

    Indonesia 😀

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    Re: A longer lasting Polo green alternative.

    Do try, it's less than $2.


    Sounds like I'll have to try esencia and Italian cypress. Higher chances of me coming across esencia anytime soon 😂 the only tom fords I often see is noir and black...
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    Re: Where do you wear Kouros?

    I'm afraid of being that bold 😂 was actually planning on wearing it while working out. I find it to be great for when I sweat.

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    Re: A longer lasting Polo green alternative.

    I'll have to find a good deal on this one. Tom fords don't come around often around here.





    Ah, Al rehab eh? I'll have to try that one, Khaliji. Interesting remarks. They should sell it...
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    Re: Drakkar Noir - Old Formula Again?

    This is one hell of a necro, but can anyone clarify on this? Has anyone tried any recent bottles in 2016?

    I knew drakkar noir was weak but recently there have been a lot of online fragrance...
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    Where do you wear Kouros?

    I've been itching to buy this cologne recently. So much love for it here in basenotes. Kouros tonique smells like someone sprayed citrus perfumes on a goat's a** but Kouros itself smells like clean...
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    Re: A longer lasting Polo green alternative.

    I went to the mall today, checked in 3 fragrance stores, couldn't find this [emoji22]

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    Re: A longer lasting Polo green alternative.

    Well I'm not looking for a total clone actually....just something along the same genes. Like how quorum is so similar to it (in my opinion).



    And which Chevignon might that be?

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    A longer lasting Polo green alternative.

    I love Polo. I feel special when I wear it. Feels like it becomes one with my natural body aroma instead of just a perfume. It's something about the heavy, green yet fresh aspects of it. Longevity is...
  36. Re: Smelling someone's fragrance after walking away from them.

    Aaah acqua di gio...I remember seeing this man walking away from me until a good 20 meters away. He was looking for something. He then disappeared somewhere, I then happened to need to go in the...
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    Re: Le Male longevity and sillage issues 2016

    You usually only smell it if you stop trying to smell it. I used to wear it so that others would smell it, but I myself love the way it smells and since it's always on me, I now only wear it for...
  38. Smelling someone's fragrance after walking away from them.

    Ever happen to you?
    Me:
    1. One time I walked away, went up 3 floors, walked to my office, and smelt the cologne of a friend as I was holding the doorknob. I must have carried his sillage in my...
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    Re: Fragrances people in your area wear a lot

    Eros is everywhere it's annoying, or maybe it's axe dark temptation...

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    Re: Le Male longevity and sillage issues 2016

    Everyone seems to complain about Le Male performance but I own 4 bottles, latest one bought in 2015 (according to batch code it was manufactured in 2013) with the other 3 purchased over the course of...
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    Re: Spots you spray fragrances on

    Alcohol dries your hair out :(

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  42. Re: Looking for a refreshing fragrance for every occasion

    Great recommendations from basenotes as always. I think I'll go with Chanel Egoiste Platinum. It seems to fit the uncommon freshness that I love, not a common aquatic or citrus.

    Thank you.

    Sent...
  43. Looking for a refreshing fragrance for every occasion

    I'm not looking for aquatics and I dislike overdosed citruses like Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche, it's fine if it's subdued like Terre D'Hermes. I consider Polo Green and Aramis Aramis fresh...
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    Re: Spots you spray fragrances on

    I don't spray there. Not a warm spot as others, collar bone's a good target but anywhere covered by clothing will last longer since your clothing keeps all that contained and your fragrance will...
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    Re: Spots you spray fragrances on

    I wouldn't do that. Alcohol dries out hair.

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    Spots you spray fragrances on

    Okay this has been slowly making its way from the back of my mind to the 1 thing that's making me crazy tonight since 2 years ago.

    Where do you guys see it fit to spray your fragrances on?

    My...
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    Re: Joop Homme reformulated again?

    She got hers at the mall. Strange.

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    Re: Joop Homme reformulated again?

    This is what I'm talking about. Not mine, a friend's. She sold it.

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160903/ce0490e9f2db33cf432817cd51d980bf.jpg



    My 2014 bottle:
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    Joop Homme reformulated again?

    I've been seeing it on sale but...the juice is not even pink anymore. It's almost completely clear with a slight pink tone. Doesn't say Sport, or Summer or anything on it, just plain "Joop Homme".
    ...
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    Re: Tabac, Aramis, and Azzaro.

    You guys like all 3 but prefer the other 2 above Aramis. I've smelt Aramis. It seems like I am missing out on 2 great fragrances hahaha. I will start with Tabac first, then Azzaro.

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    Re: Tabac, Aramis, and Azzaro.

    Thank you everyone for your rankings!

    It seems to be a tie between Azzaro and Tabac, with some also suggesting Aramis. Honestly I don't mind buying them all but I'll buy them in order depending on...
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    Tabac, Aramis, and Azzaro.

    I've just recently acquired a bottle of Polo green and it's amazing. I'm loving it so much it's making me look for more. I've set my eyes on these 3:
    Tabac EDC
    Aramis
    Azzaro PH.

    How would you...
  53. Re: Let's play a game! 'If I love X, then I'll probably enjoy: Y'

    I love Le male and eau des baux. They both contain vanilla and are very refreshing. Then I'll probably enjoy.... Please don't say Eros...hahaha

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    Re: Should a guy leave a scent trail?

    Dior homme intense does that, it won't project but just 2 or 3 sprays would leave a long trail. I prefer sillage because it won't choke others out and will only smell you when they approach or come...
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    Re: Should a guy leave a scent trail?

    Yes. Something that won't project/choke you out so much but would leave trails about 3 metres long. I prefer sillage over projection as projection seems juvenile.

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    Re: why all the hate for joop?

    No problems so far with 1 spray. I spray a wrist, dab em to my other wrist and then do the same with both wrists to my neck. 2 sprays is too much.

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    Re: IMO, the best type of compliment

    When they come up to your neck, slowly inhale with eyes closed and moan a little. I don't like it when asked what I'm wearing because I don't know how to respond to that without spoiling the charm of...
  58. Re: Budget Attar with monster longevity, silage and projection

    Al Rehab oils are actually that cheap. It's about $1.50 for a 6ml vial here and that should last me 3 to 5 months. Beast oils from Al Rehab:
    Soft (lemon cakes that will in time smell like vanilla,...
  59. Thread: Alchemy

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    Re: Alchemy

    You know, maybe perfume oils or essential oils are a good idea. Using lavender oil with perfume with lavender in it's note pyramid.

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  60. Thread: Alchemy

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    Alchemy

    Layering is common, you do it to combine 2 scents together, but what about longevity, ever tried it?

    I tried using Le Male over silver scent and it made Le Male beast although of course the two...
  61. Re: Spray back of neck AND behind ears, or pick one?

    Back of the neck. Back of the ears can rub off when you hug somebody, scratch your ears, wear a hat/helmet, wipe/wash your face in the men's room. Back of your neck stays untouched. Plus, people...
  62. Re: Budget Attar with monster longevity, silage and projection

    Attar? As in Arabic perfume oils?

    Al Rehab has several, like Soft & Red Rose for example, but cheap ones usually smell too much like food, too simple, or just too common. Ones that will make you...
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    Re: Looking for fresh woody designer.

    Because I live in the tropics and I want a woody fragrance with good longevity, not projection. Often times perfumes with moderate longevity evaporate too quickly due to the weather and I won't be...
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    Re: Looking for fresh woody designer.

    It seems that woody perfumes naturally have the same kind of performance? I have never found any that lasts as long as say, van cleef & arpels pour homme.

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    Looking for fresh woody designer.

    I dislike citrus, at least as a dominant note, such as ADG or l'eau d'issey.
    I love unusual fresh notes, like the ink in encre noire and the top notes of Cristobal that resembles vintage...
  66. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Faberge brut

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  67. Re: Fragrances with the strongest Performance and tremendous Projection/Longevity

    This is an old thread, 2012.

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  68. Re: Fragrances that blew your mind when you first smelled them?

    I grew to love many but I fell in love with:
    Encre Noire, it smelt fresh but dark and unique. It was inky, never smelt anything like it before. Then it turned woody but it was simple, nothing too...
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    Re: How do you deal with unfriendly staff?

    I don't really care, securing stuff is their job anyway. If they didn't want customers using their testers then they wouldn't have opened up a perfume store in the first place.

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  70. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Spicy eh? Is it the hat? Hahaha

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  71. Re: college student new to frags. All help would be much appreciated!

    22, college, Egyptian, low budget, good longevity, versatile.

    I would guess that oud and woody fragrances are common there so try:

    Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male
    Jacques Bogart Silver Scent...
  72. Re: Quick question how long does your perfume usually last?

    If I rotate using 3 bottles with all of them having good longevity then I would guess around 5 years.

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    Re: Best fragrance for the gym.

    I would use a good deodorant in the gym lol. Such a waste, your sweat would wash it all away.

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  74. Re: Good first buys/must haves for beginners (+ good places to buy)

    From your list:
    La nuit de l'homme & Le Male.
    These two are safe buys, not your usual fresh type of colognes, they have good longevity and they are not overpriced. I personally won't buy anything...
  75. Re: Perfumes that are best enjoyed with some distance

    Polo green: up close it's just all tobacco.

    Al rehab Dakar: smells like bitter, crushed leaves that you'd hate if it were on your plate at lunch. Don't know about drakkar noir.

    Joop homme:...
  76. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    I actually thought you were trying to tell me that something was wrong with the picture, then it turned out you were referring to a perfume lol.



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  77. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    If I'm not wrong then something is on my arm, haha.

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  78. Re: Joop! Homme Wild just came in (blindbought). Thoughts and questions...

    Perhaps you should try taking a nap after hour 5 and then see if you still smell it as you awake?

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  79. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Wow 70 pages, couldn't read through them all [emoji32] . Out of curiosity, did hednic post his? This one's mine btw.

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160123/f7f1e6a34e7c2bd7b42ff63f107f6475.jpg
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  80. Re: Poor projection but excellent sillage fragrances.

    Any Bogart, primarily silver scent and PH. Although the projection is also heavy...

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  81. Re: Can someone recommend a long lasting, well projecting, masculine, warm cologne?

    Wait, why didn't I think of....wear polo, yep. It's warm spicy golden tobacco with pine needles and lasts long.

    Not sure about aramis, it's kind of floral and dry to me, earthy. It doesn't give me...
  82. Re: Can someone recommend a long lasting, well projecting, masculine, warm cologne?

    Buy a perfume oil called Al Rehab Dakar from a local arabic shop.

    It smells exactly like drakkar noir.
    Will last a very long time, project very well and masculine. I would consider the balsamic...
  83. Re: Where are you from & why do you dislike certain notes?

    Tuberose is used in weddings, it's translated 'night treat' because it emits a good scent at night. People wear jasmine fragrances when they are in a mass and yes usually weddings because it's pretty...
  84. Re: Where are you from & why do you dislike certain notes?

    So you like kouros?

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  85. Re: Where are you from & why do you dislike certain notes?

    Yea walk home through the woods at night & smelling jasmine? Even goths would run for it lol. I don't know what you believe in, but if you hang around here a while, you're bound to see weird things...
  86. Re: Where are you from & why do you dislike certain notes?

    Lots of jasmine in here I see, hahaha. If you were Indonesian and smell jasmine outdoors nearby some forest or under a tree, you'd run home so fast your footsteps would blaze fire.

    Lavender isn't...
  87. Thread: Opium EDP

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    Re: Opium EDP

    So out of curiosity...does it smell good? Hehe. How is it?

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  88. Where are you from & why do you dislike certain notes?

    What's popular in your country/city?

    I'm from Jakarta, Indonesia.

    Over the years, don't know why, people here love polo sport. They overspray it so much you'd smell it on the road, through your...
  89. Thread: Opium EDP

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    Re: Opium EDP

    What's with ysl? That's one designer that doesn't act normally when it comes to fragrances

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  90. Thread: Opium EDP

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    Opium EDP

    It's very difficult to find here. Is it the same where you come from? I heard it's been restricted to only Europe.. Don't know if that's true though.
    How did you buy your latest bottle of opium EDP?
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    Re: Good alternative to Brut? (Designer)

    What's the PA stand for? :o
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    Re: Good alternative to Brut? (Designer)

    can't get those here :( I don't really like citrus in fougeres that are dominant. I like citrus as a supporting note. What about loewe pour homme or azzaro pour homme?
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    Re: Good alternative to Brut? (Designer)

    Can't find RG anymore here ever since it got discontinued :(
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    Good alternative to Brut? (Designer)

    Everyone remember the old brut? The splash on bottle. I have about 16 bottles of the stuff. The new one (atomizer) seems to be more harsh & dry compared to the splash on bottle.
    Both smells...
  95. Re: Beastly cologne that smells like vanilla talcum powder?

    What about mint colognes? Very long lasting ones because I have vanilla oils that are purely monstrous. Know of any? I'm thinking that I can mix mint up with vanilla & floral notes to create a 'Le...
  96. Re: Beastly cologne that smells like vanilla talcum powder?

    I've smelt givenchy pi, it's very gourmand and not so talcum powder-ish. I'm actually looking for colognes that smell like vanilla talcum powder haha.
  97. Beastly cologne that smells like vanilla talcum powder?

    I own lots of beast foody gourmands. I also own Le Male, with beast longevity but average projection. To me Le Male literally smells like vanilla talcum powder if you ignore that smooth mint note in...
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    Re: Notes that blend well with vanilla?

    What does amber smell like? Isn't amber that frozen tree sap stuff that traps bugs.
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    Notes that blend well with vanilla?

    I am a huge lover of vanilla, especially when it's not full blown gourmand. Add some tobacco/spice to it and it'll turn into magic, just like Tobacco Vanille. I have a pure vanilla perfume oils that...
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    Green/earthy/tobacco on par with A*Men

    I've failed to find any green/earthy/woody/tobacco/herbal/piny fragrances that last as long & projects as much as the new formulation of A*Men. I currently have a favorite that is Encre Noire, the...
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