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  1. Re: How many bottles of cologne do you have and how often do you use each?

    Currently 527 full bottles , and more than that of samples . I use at least 50% of them regularly .
  2. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Lalique Bronze . Floral , more on the feminine side , but I am enjoying it .
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    Re: Top 5 Niche house

    Amouage
    Bond 9
    Histories de Parfumues
    Frederic malle
    Guerlain
    Creed
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    Re: Clive Christian X Performance

    All the ones I have C , X , number one and 1872 have great performance and last all day.
  5. Re: Which Cologne Bottle Designs Do You Think Are The Best - Regardless Of The Quality Of The Juice?

    Amouage . Easy to open , easy to put the magnetic cap back and good sprayer
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    Re: Which fragrance houses do you like the most?

    Guerlain
    Amouage
    Dior
    Frederic malle
    Histoire de Parfums
  7. Re: The most recognizable male fragrance of all time?

    Brut , old spice and acqua Di Gio .
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    Re: Aramis Havana Vs. Burberry London

    Havana for me . It is more complex , even the current version , and it has old- school vibe .
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    Re: Sadly reformulated Niche perfumes

    There was a reformulation of Portrait of a Lady even before Estée lauder bought them . It cannot be blamed on Lauder ( and the reformulation is for the worst )
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    Re: For yourself or others?

    Myself
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    Re: Roja Discovery Aotmisers

    I ordered previously five atomizers for 5 different scents but this was a year ago . Not sure if things have changed
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    Re: Noir de Noir vs Oud Wood

    Oud wood is easier to wear , noir de noir is more unique . Imown both and use Oud wood more frequent
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain Eaux de Cologne - your favourite?

    I would say all are nice but very shore lived . I own four of them . Cedrat is the one that last the longest but still less than one hour
  14. Poll: Re: Poll: how many of you actually buy from fragrancenet? Good or bad experiences?

    Used quite often . I bought at least 100 bottles over the years from them. Never had a fake or bad product . One time they couldn't fulfill an order because it was sold out . They tend to be slow in...
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    Re: NEW: Acqua di Parma Note di Colonia

    I am going to pass on these . I used to buy fragrances that are that expensive , but not any.more . I feel there is almost a competition who can charge higher and I don't want to encourage such a...
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    Re: Histoires de Parfums Discovery Set

    They make some good ones. What a good way to advertise ?
  17. Re: Proported 'Best Body Part To Spray Perfunme To Make It Last Longer'

    Best results with chest
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    Re: Royal Mayfair: Ridiculous performance

    I have similar issue with most of the Creeds I own regarding longevity. I don't mind it anymore , but I am less likely to buy a Creed now unless it is discounted
  19. Re: Most satisfying house / money-quality-number of likes

    Guerlain considering pricing . Tom ford if pricing is not an issue as he has a wider range .
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    Re: Amouage Suggestions

    Epic and Dia should be on your list . The newer formulation of epic is not as good as the older version, but still good . My favorite from this house is Jubilation, Dia and silver .
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    Re: Which Creed has the best sillage/longevity?

    Bois de Portugal has the best longevity on me . The rest have poor performance on my skin even their Royal exclusives like spice and wood ( one of my favorites) .
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    Re: No love for Creed

    They good and not as good fragrances . Most of them lack performance on my skin at least , which makes it a waste of money , to spend that much and get poor performance . I like Bois De Portugal ,...
  23. Re: Which Creed should i get if i like these fragrances?

    Royal Water
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    Re: Various Creed Questions -----> Go!

    Favorite: Spice and Wood
    Least favorite : Vetiver
    Most unique: Bois de Portugal
    Over rated : Aventus
    Worst performer: Millesime Imperial
    Yet to try: Windsor
    Wish you owned: Royal English...
  25. Re: Hi guys which of these colognes is best for compliments ?

    I own both and the one that got me compliments constantly was 360 red. Both are good though .
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    Re: FDA Is Preventing European Orders To The US?

    I ordered lately ( few months ago) from Selfridges some of the creeds like Spice and Wood when it first came out in the 75 ml bottle ( before they got it at Bergdorff goodman ) . It was the only one...
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    Re: Dirt cheap 'quality' scents

    Jacomo de Jacomo and Quorom silver are amazing with good performance
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    Re: New to the NICHE fragrance foray!

    I don' think there is a huge different between the plastic and the magnetic cap versions with the exception of Gold and Epic. For those two, I think the difference is huge . As for notes , like...
  29. Re: Any fragrance houses you hate / refuse to wear?... and why?

    No specific house . Each one has fragrances I like and some that I don't like . My least favorite now is Lacoste . I have my kids use the ones I have from that house .
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    Re: Tom Ford Bois Marocain is back, but?

    210 when it was available and right now they charge 220-225 for 1.7 for most of their private blend ones . They said it is limited edition . There is almost a competition among niche fragrances...
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    Tom Ford Bois Marocain is back, but?

    It is now available for pre order at both Neiman Marcus and Bergdorff Goodman, but the relaunch comes with a price increase with the 1.7 oz starting at 330 .
    I liked this fragrance but I discovered...
  32. Re: any of these 90's perfumes still worthy to this day?

    sorry I misunderstood the question . It looks like you meant women perfumes ? Or did you mean 90s fragrances in general ?
  33. Re: any of these 90's perfumes still worthy to this day?

    Few are still good quality
    Havana by Aramis
    Bulgari Black
    Allure by Chanel
    Egoiste by Chanel
    Creed Imperial Millesime
    Jaipur
    Heritage by Guerlain
    Lalique pour Homme
    Dolce and Gabbana (...
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    Re: 34 st blvd germain

    It is One of my favorites . It has a good lasting power . It would be hard to judge longevity from a small spray vial as it delivers very small amount . Try to apply on covered areas like your chest...
  35. Re: From this list your absolute 'Must-Haves' (if present)!

    Havana
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Tsar
    Burberry London
    Brut
    Zino

    Azzaro PH
    Rive Gauche
    Boucheroun
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    Poll: Re: Fragrances category and compliments

    My guess would be citrus and floral
  37. Re: Is it acceptable to wear summer scents in fall?

    You have to try it and see how it performs on your skin . The result is different from one person to another .
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    Poll: Re: Between Tom Ford Prive

    Oud wood for me . My guess TV is going to be the winner though
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    Re: A misinformed perfume SA..or just stupid.

    She just wants to sell . She does not care how accurate are the information .
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    Re: Diptyque compliments

    34 st Germain always. The others no much
  41. Re: Anybody tried Fidelis by Histoires De Parfums?

    Be
    Never tried that one
  42. Re: Anybody tried Fidelis by Histoires De Parfums?

    I have to agree that the combination of Oud / Rose has been repeated a lot , so it is refreshing to see something different released . Hope I will be able to try Fidelis soon.
  43. Re: Anybody tried Fidelis by Histoires De Parfums?

    I read your review and it is helpful. Thank you . Rose is one of my favorite notes . This is the reason I am interested , but I have a lot of Oud/Rose combos. Is this close to Portrait of A lady in...
  44. Re: Anybody tried Fidelis by Histoires De Parfums?

    Thank you for the input . I find the other three having the same DNA , even though each one concentrate on one specific note . I will give it a try when samples become available at lucky scent
  45. Re: Anybody tried Fidelis by Histoires De Parfums?

    Any similarities to the other three in the line ( Rosam, Petrolium and Ambrarem) ?
  46. Anybody tried Fidelis by Histoires De Parfums?

    I just read about this one . Surprised it was released in 2015 . I don't have any stores carrying it where I live . Anybody tried it . Any similarities to other fragrances ?
  47. Re: NEW: Tom Ford Private Blend Vert de Fleur (and three others)

    Bloomingdales has them too .
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    Re: Atelier cologne -- what a let down !

    I tried few of their offerings and I find them average . I only bought a small bottle of the Orange sanguine . I will probably buy the sample set and give it another try .
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    Re: Anyone else use fragrance as a "Room Spray"?

    Yes frequently , even niche ones . I once sprayed 3 sprays of Carnal Flower ( one of my favorites) before quests arrived for a dinner and every single of them asked me about it and one of them...
  50. Re: Why did Creed make Spice & Wood only in 1oz and 8oz sizes?

    I don't mind good luck sometimes :) I have been waiting for spice and wood to come in a smaller spray . I wish I have known about it available in France from the two web site you mentioned , although...
  51. Re: Why did Creed make Spice & Wood only in 1oz and 8oz sizes?

    You are right about all fragrances from Harrods and most fragrances from Selfridges . I tried to get the new Clive Christian VII from Harrods and it said UK delivery only . I tried to get other ones...
  52. Re: Why did Creed make Spice & Wood only in 1oz and 8oz sizes?

    It is also available at Selfridges but slightly higher price 335 , shipping to US is 30 dollars flat rate . I ordered spice and wood and got it in 2 days
  53. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Cologne intense by Houbigant
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    Re: Do you wear fragrances based on seasons?

    I don't have that classification, but I find myself reaching more in the summer for fresh and citrus fragrances , and woody/ spicy ones in the winter.
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    Re: Rolex Of Fragrances?

    I collect watches but I am Not a fan of Rolex watches, especially their design , and I say design , as most watches these days are comparable in accuracy . Rolex is mostly about their history , which...
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    Poll: Re: Bond no.9 - Vote for Your Favourite

    Oud followed by Bleecker street and ChezBond
  57. Re: What has been your most complimented fragrance thus far?

    Most complimented is bleecker street , Chez Bond , POAL , coromandel , Invasion Barber and Bois De Portugal and few others
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    Re: Think I Messed Up a Blind Buy....

    I think it is a nice fragrance . Definitely not floral to my nose , but a lot of aldehydes . In my humble opinion , it is not even close to Egoiste , and I know a lot of experts compared it to it....
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    Re: Mr Burberry by Burberry

    Nice , nothing special . I don't know why it reminded me of Bvlgari Man , although the only thing they share , according to the notes , is Vetiver . It is at the end an average designer fragrance ....
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    Re: Designer recommendations?

    Narciso Rodriquez for him if they carry it .
  61. Re: I'm surprised, Onyx/Silver Black by Azzaro only 3 stars?

    I like it but I don't use it frequently . Among the other ones I have in my collection it is between 3-4
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    Re: So what is the true shelf life of fragrances?

    Some of my bottles are 20 yrs old and they are still good . I keep them in a cooler dark space
  63. Re: NEW: Three New Zegna Essenze Fragrances for 2016!!

    I like the line , but recently I started getting bored of fragrances that are base on one note ( almost one dimension) . It is nice to see them mix things up and surprise us . Cannot wait to see what...
  64. Re: Which note/s represent you? Choose ONE or a combination of THREE.

    Rose, Patchouli and Oud
    I also like amber, vetiver and incense, but the first three are my favorite
  65. Re: What fragrance do you wear and enjoy that Basenotes generally looks down on?

    Bond No 9 Chez Bond and New York Oud
    HDP Vici and Vidi . I know the brand is liked here but not those two
  66. Re: What fragrance(s) do you want, but you keep putting it off for whatever reason?

    Too many to count
    YSL Magestic rose
    Creed spice and wood ( I don't like Falcons )
    Bond 9 Brooklyn, Hamptons, Riverside
    Tom ford London
    Guerlain Djedi ( too expensive)
  67. Re: Can anyone confirm that Midnight in Paris is indeed discontinued?

    I heard the rumor last year , but it is still available at most discount online stores. I doubt it is discontinued .
  68. Re: Your favorite Christian Dior niche fragrance ?

    Amber Nuit and Oud Ispahan
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    Re: Do Women and Gay Men have better noses?

    Not really sure what to say . I don't think the statement is accurate . I don't think noses are affected by sexuality ? but I know straight men are less comfortable talking about fragrances and...
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    Re: Amouage post reformulations

    I compared the older Gold man and the newer version . Definitely less Civet . I think they made more wearable by the public ( less appealing for fragrance lovers) . Not bad . I got the newer Epic man...
  71. Re: Heavenly Scents or Toxic Fumes – Are your Fragrances Healing or Killing You?

    Totally disagree with the article. The idea that natural is good is not medically proven , simplest example is Premarin ( natural horses estrogen) causing breast cancer and many other examples .
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    Poll: Re: Best Burberry Out of these 3?

    Burberry London
  73. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur. Is The Brand Going Out Of Fashion ?

    They have good offerings, but in general they suffer from poor performance
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    Re: Your Best niche ,designer

    Niche : Portrait of a Lady
    Designer : Tom Ford Extreme for now
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    Re: An observation about bottle size...

    More recently, I have been buying 100 only with few exceptions . The bottles look better and it is , for some reason , more statisfying to have 100 ml
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Sandalwood?

    This
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    Re: most worn December 2015

    For December
    Tom Ford Extreme 4
    POAL, Derby, Five o Clock by Serge lutens and Balafre 3 each
  78. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend - A range of expensive skin scents

    I would not generalize as some are long lasting and project well and other ones ( even older bottles) don't , like Neroli Portifino and Azure Lime . So it depends on what you tried . If you tried the...
  79. Re: New Year's Eve for all the men going out, what fragrance wil you wear?

    I will decide tomorrow afternoon
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    Re: I'm done with Macy's

    I am not surprised about that at all . Sorry for your experience. Even their high end store , Bloomingdales could use some advice when it comes to packaging. I ordered clothes from them ( high end...
  81. Re: How many fragrances did you acquire in 2015, and which is your favorite?

    Added more than 100 bottles, so planning on slowing down this year . Surprisingly I purchased only one or two released this year , the rest are from yrs before. I like all of them. Enigma , Armani...
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    Re: Has SL Ambre Sultan been Reformulated?

    I got a new bottle lately and still smells great with good performance . I have only a sample from few yrs ago.
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    Re: What is quality in perfumery?

    Original ( few comes to mind like POAL , Clive Christian X , Derby , Mitsoku, Fahernheit , Bel Ami, ) , beautiful , and excellent performance . It is at the end very subjective .
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    Re: When Guerlain meets Graffiti

    Not impressed . The bee bottle itself is good enough .
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    Re: Dior Boutique @ Palazzo shutting down

    I remember them carrying the line also at the their store at the Wynn and also at the Crystals .
  86. Poll: Re: What is an "expensive" scent, in terms of your budget ? POLL.

    Over 200 and I usually wait till I find it on discount retailers
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    Re: Fragrance for a world leader?

    Derby by Guerlain , and I am sorry , Clive Christian X and No 1 are great fragrances . Being overpriced does not change the fact they are good . No need for such inappropriate responses . Welcome to...
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    Re: Longest lasting cheapies.

    Jazz by YSL, Azzaro, most of the Aramis like JHL , 900 and Havana.
  89. Re: Acqua di Parma vs Hermès as a fragrance house

    If we are talking about history, yes Hermes has better past offerings, but most of their masterpieces are reformulated and less impressive . Actually most of their offerings over the last few yrs are...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    Own quite few and like: Serge Noire, Santal Majuscule, Five O'clock, Chergui, Daime Blond Amber Sultan and the underrated fresh Laine De Verre
  91. Re: Why aren't there many "Black Friday" fragrance deals?

    They usually don't Carry those fragrances, but certain discount retailers advertise through them. I once bought Amouage jub 25 from them and it turns out it is shipped from another retailer
  92. Re: Why aren't there many "Black Friday" fragrance deals?

    I got great deal from beautyspin.com , they had lots of fragrances on discounts I bought the following:
    HDP 1740 4 oz for 69
    Nasomatto absinthe for 96
    Guerlain Mythique d orient for 140
    Perris...
  93. Lancome CyberMonday 20% off ( even Balafre and Sagamore)

    I got Balafre and Sagamore for 122 each . Use code cybermonday for 20% , and sign up for their emails ( additional 15% ) ( you have to allow cookies and pop ups on your browser) . Ends today.
  94. Thread: Which MFK?

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    Re: Which MFK?

    APOM , Amyris and Lumiere Noire are best for Florida weather.
  95. Re: Can you rate these "houses" from the most "upscale" to the least?

    Taking into account the past and the present I would rate them in this order:
    Guerlain
    Chanel
    Dior
    Hermes
    Ysl
    Gucci
    Price wise there is wide range for all of them with only exception being...
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    Re: Thoughts on Bergdorf Goodman?

    I have ordered from them online multiple times ( when they have the beauty event 200 off 1000) . Always had free shipping or discounted rush shipping. Good place to purchase those fragrances that are...
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    Re: Amber Absolute, yes or no?

    Enjoy it . It is a nice one for the winter.
  98. Re: Bond 9's B9 - any love here, or is it just me?

    I find it close enough to the signature scent ( I own) , so I decided not to buy , but I thought it was nice.
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    Re: Amber Absolute, yes or no?

    I love blind buys when they turn out good. I am glad you liked it. Did you find similarities to Myrrhe Imperiale
  100. Re: What factors make a scent high in longevity and projection?

    It usually depends on the concentration of the oils and the fixatives used as well as the solvents.
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