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  1. Poll: Re: How cool would a 30th anniversary GIT flanker be?

    They can call it Royal Green Irish Tweed. For this special 30th anniversary edition, they will use 'Royal' tweed that has been aging in their 'vault' for 29 years. Instead of the regular tweed that...
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    Re: Dior Privee Line Weaker ?

    I just realized I can test this out myself to join in the fun.
    I got a miniature of Leather Oud when I bought Cuir Cannage, and I also have a sample of Leather Oud from 2011 ;)

    As Vin noted...
  3. Re: My collection so far, minus decants and samples

    Excellent group of perfumes!
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    Re: Tom Ford Extreme, great, but can't

    I'm really not a fan of this stuff. There's a petrol-ish note or something similar that I just can't get over.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    http://www.hervia.com/images/products/zoom/1306326128-09854400.jpg
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    Re: Ermenegildo Zegna samples

    That's your best bet.

    I've tried to help out some of these sample sites and let them know they really need to jump on some if these harder to find lines like the Zegna Private line, and the D&G...
  7. Thread: father

    by aphexacid
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    Re: father

    Person 1: how old is your father?
    Person 2: around end 60 to mid 70

    Somehow I find that the most strange thing about the thread....not knowing exactly how old your parent is?
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    Re: EU regulation and lavender

    Why don't they start putting warning labels on the box for EVERYTHING! And leave the perfume alone!
    I don't think anyone here would get mad at a big warning label on the box vs. them constantly...
  9. Re: tom ford italian cypress - anyway of checking if genuine. i have the box ( it was wrapped)

    AB3 is the Batch code. That's November 2013.

    Sounds like the bottle and box are authentic. Hopefully the juice inside hasn't been tampered with. The only way to tell with that would be with your...
  10. Re: D and g pour homme vs prada infusion pour homme

    Nope
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    Re: Le Labo exclusives at Luckyscent

    $108 for samples? If you really want to smell them, just go down to the boutique or Barneys. If that's not an option, then I'd just forget it at that point. That price is ridiculous.
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    Poll: Re: Why do you buy Niche fragrances?

    Other.
  13. Re: Your favorite cologne/or want to buy, from the house of Hermes?

    My next purchase from Hermes as of now is Rose Ikebana. It's a beautiful sparkling rose. I really wanted to get it for this summer, but I procrastinated and now its too late.

    I think it best worn...
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    Poll: Re: Christian Dior La Collection Privée Thread

    Unfortunate is an understatement. It's damn sin!
  15. Re: 3 New By Kilian Men's Specifc Fragrances- October 2014!

    I'll have to smell it myself of course, but this is seriously disappointing.
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    Re: Clive christian colognes-i don't get it

    I'm not a fan if the house. I've yet to smell the new "L" though, so maybe I'll like that one.
  17. Re: How is La Collection Couturier Parfumeur by Christian Dior ?

    Amazing!

    1) Bois d'Argent
    2) Oud Ispahan
    3) Mitzah
    4) Vetiver
    5) Patchouli
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    Re: MFK Oud fragrances

    I own all four. The original is my favorite. It's very unique, and I'm on my 2nd bottle of it.

    Silk mood is an excellent Rose Oud with a very dry papyrus note. Extreme performance.

    Velvet and...
  19. Re: A look again at Cartier - Pasha de Cartier (1992)

    On my top 5 hated perfume list
  20. Re: Can someone tell me about the new Antaeus?

    I love it! I just bought a new bottle recently. It's different than the bottle I had from 98. But it's still excellent.
    Mainly, I notice it's more reserved and the animalic notes are far away. But...
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    Re: PLS HELP!! Is my Drakkar Noir fake?

    I'm sorry I can help more, but I wore this in the 90's smelled it many times over the last few years. It's drastically changed and used to be MUCH stronger as well. I don't know when you smelled it...
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    Re: Fake Tom ford Tuscan Leather ?

    The bottle and box are authentic. However, you never know if the perfume inside has been tampered with. I don't know how they'd go about doing it, but i'm sure shady people can figure it out.

    Was...
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    Re: Valiram - Le Labo concept clone?

    Wow, that's a pretty huge similarity. On one hand I want to high five them for being "organic" and from the Philippines....but on the other, they're blatantly ripping off Le Labo.

    I'd still like...
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    Re: Help me pick a Vetiver that lasts

    Dior Vetiver from the Prive collection is pretty much the best vetiver ever created. Try to get a bottle.
  25. Thread: Ysl m7

    by aphexacid
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    Re: Ysl m7

    Royal Oud and Oud Wood are very poor representations of western oud perfumes, let alone middle eastern ones.

    At least in M7 you can actually smell the "oud".
  26. Re: Carven Vétiver & Carven pour Homme Relaunches (2014) {New Fragrances} {Men's Cologne}

    Wow the bottles are nice!
    I'm sure the perfumes have been reformulated or watered down.
  27. Re: "S*%T Fragrance Heads Say"....Have you guys seen this yet?

    Well in his defense, it's just following the trend of all the other "Sh*t .....say" videos.

    And yes, it all crumbled when Jer left. They were the only YouTube people I ever watched. Jer wasn't as...
  28. Re: "If I was allowed to buy just one fragrance of these brands..."

    -Tom Ford Private Blend: Tuscan Leather
    - By Kilian: Musk Oud
    - Creed: Which ever one my fiance likes better... Millesime Imperial, Silver Mountain Water, or Aventus.
    - Amouage: Interlude Man
    -...
  29. Re: Looking for smoky and leather frags, with HUGE longevity/sillage

    Vintage Leather by West Third Brand.

    Smokey. Leather.
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    Re: Serge Lutens - L'Incendiaire

    Can't wait to smell this next time I'm at Barney's. Hopefully they have it by then!

    Regardless, for 50ML @ $600, it better blow my doors off.
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    Re: Legit Dia Tester?

    Those are the old bottles. I have seen fake Amouage. But they resemble more the new bottles. And they're
    "Amourage"
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    Re: Mona di Orio - Les nombres d'or Oud

    It's very light on the oud. If I bought it expecting a big oud note, I wouldn't be happy.
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    Re: Heeley longevity

    I own Agarwoud, it's one of my all time favorite Oud/Rose perfumes. I get 8-12 hours easily. Always garners many compliments.
  34. Re: Is this a good price for a nasomatto black afgano sample?

    You can't go to a store a try it on?
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    Re: Pick one Bottle from Barneys. Just one!

    I'm at Barney's in Chicago at least once every couple weeks.
    I have to warn against Atkinsons Oud Save the King. It's like a less interesting version of 24 Gold.

    Fortis by Les LI is also just a...
  36. Re: Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    Nothing like this has ever happened to me. And if anyone had anything to say, they'd get shut down.
  37. Re: How does your significant other deal with your fragrance habits?

    The love of my life is always on the hunt for perfumes that are "me". I wish she would expand her collection a but. But for her self she is extremely picky.

    Almost a little snobbish lol. She...
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    Poll: Re: Are you a foodie?

    My fiancé and I are always on the hunt for new and exciting restaurants!
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Oof...it was so hot yesterday my top 5 went out the window lol

    Bois d'Iris by vc&a occupies all 5 slots in my top 5 right now
  40. Re: Alright which one of you was this? (Kicked off plane...Dior)

    The guy probably hadn't bathed in ages and decided "cover himself in perfume". I would have kicked him off too. Perfume plus bad body odor is nauseating.

    Unless I'm reading it wrong. I doubt the...
  41. Re: A good, every day, year around niche scent (no Bond or Creed)

    Bois d'Argent would be the perfect signature scent for me if I wanted one.

    Scent is amazing. Performance is exceptional. Price is excellent.

    What more could you want?
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    Re: Blu Mediterraneo = Pitiful Longevity

    Yes performance is terrible on those.
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    Re: By Kilian Gold Oud???

    It's not easy. You will pay a premium.
  44. Re: Okay, so Kilian charges $100 JUST for the bottle/box/packaging ?!

    I don't like doing this. I feel like I didn't even buy anything at that point. Just a jar of liquid that smells good.

    The refills are nice if you buy the full set once and want to replenish.
    ...
  45. Re: How to care for small sample spray vials?

    The best for me is to get some Parafilm. Wrap the area where the top meets the bottom, and that's it. You can stand them up like normal. You can remove the film, and re-wrap it. It's airtight, not...
  46. Thread: Monotheme

    by aphexacid
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    Re: Monotheme

    I didn't like it at all. It will literally sit in It's box forever.
  47. Re: Profumum Roma - Ambra Aurea - reformulated??

    I have a sample from scent bar I received a few months ago. Also the golden honey color.

    My concern was not the smell or color, but the bizarre residue it left behind. It left a weird plastic...
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    Re: Lush Gorilla new scents line

    The only ones I was a fan of we're flowers barrow and the bug. Flowers barrows opening is amazing, but then morphs into a powdery sweetish almost Amber. To me it smells identical to oud noir by west...
  49. Re: So....great start to my weekend ! Dammit!

    Man id be fuming that the glass is so fragile. I've dropped bottles on the marble floor in my bathroom and they've been perfectly fine.

    Why don't you try emailing Xerjoff and tell them what...
  50. Thread: Monotheme

    by aphexacid
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    Re: Monotheme

    I've had oud rose for about a year now. I find it absolutely repulsive. It's a huge chemical explosion and has an underlying cloying sweet note, I'm guessing the elemi. Major waste of money for me...
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    Re: amazing longevity

    Haaaaa! I like that :)
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    Re: Woody smelling cologne for high schooler?

    Creed Royal Oud
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    Poll: Re: Better Le Labo, Santal 33 vs. Rose 31?

    I'd have to pick Santal between those 2. I used to love Rose 31, but I swear they've done something to it over the years. I only get a couple hours of dirty rose, then it turns Into vetiver perfume...
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    Re: 24 Gold VS Midnight Oud for a man

    My advice to you is that you don't blind buy either of them. Especially Midnight Oud.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Clive Christian L

    I haven't liked anything from this house so far, but I can't wait to try this!
  56. Re: Byredo: Made in Sweden vs. Made in France

    Thank you! That's a lot of excellent information there. All I have to go on is what my Barney's rep told me. He's not your typical SA, he's actually an enthusiast and knows his stuff. Still, he could...
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    Re: Clive Christian scents

    I don't like the CC line at all. Men's or women's. At any price.
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    Re: Pluriel - My new fave from MFK

    They sent me a ton of samples of the men's and women's. I really hate the men's version. I find it cloying, and very similar to many designer men's colognes.
    The women's version is not too bad. Id...
  59. Re: Byredo: Made in Sweden vs. Made in France

    That's really all I'm looking for, someone that's tested out the older and the newer. Unfortunately I can't attest to this myself because I got a late start on the Byredo line. I didn't get Into them...
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    Re: Fake Montale?

    The box looks ok, and I'm pretty certain it's authentic. The only thing that strikes me is the code on the bottom of "1421". I don't think I've ever seen a 4 digit code.
    Not that I know what the...
  61. Re: Byredo: Made in Sweden vs. Made in France

    Well the rep told me that they were made in Sweden before. But all I can find is the older bottles that say nothing on them, as opposed to the new bottles that say "made in France" on the front of...
  62. Re: What's the most expensive fragrance in your collection?

    Stefano Ricci Platinum. I want to say it was roughly $600.
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    Re: Dior leather oud

    I don't mind animalic. I welcome it. It's the sourness this turns into that really turns me off. I just can't do it.
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    Re: The Darkest Day In Fragrance History...

    I predict mass suicide if that were to happen.
  65. Re: Byredo: Made in Sweden vs. Made in France

    Ha! It's definitely still very men's bathroom in a bottle.
  66. Byredo: Made in Sweden vs. Made in France

    Recently I bought some bottles from Barney's and I was talking to my SA about his thoughts on Byredo.

    I had no idea the company was sold and is now made in France! He mentioned I me that he felt...
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    Re: Fake Montale?

    The liquid sloshes around in the bottle because the bottle is much bigger
    Than needed to hold 100ML.
    It's well documented. That question along with "why is my bottle so light" come up all the...
  68. Re: Worst Fragrance week ever (Really mad right now)

    Good deal OP. Please update the thread tomorrow and let us know what happened. I'm curious now!

    And if it doesn't work out, I approve of ZGB and Hedonist recommendations!
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    Re: Tuscan Leather

    Tuscan Leather is as close to a signature scent as I'll ever get. In total, I think I have about 1 liter of it right now.
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    Re: Switching to decants ?

    You have to do what works for you. Personally, I only buy perfumes I love. And If I do find myself bored of, or my opinion changes about a particular perfume, I give it away. Or in rare cases I'll...
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    Re: Dior Privee Line Weaker ?

    It would have been helpful to those interested in purchasing a bottle better pinpoint what exactly that need to avoid. Checking the batch # production date and avoiding that batch or year all...
  72. Re: Worst Fragrance week ever (Really mad right now)

    This is something like the 3rd or 4th story of packages sent from decantshop being "delivered" But weren't really delivered.

    Very interesting coincidence. Maybe you can call the 800 # for the...
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    Re: Perris Monte Carlo

    I bought a sample of Oud Imperial Gold. I can't wait to get it! If I like it I'm ordering a bottle from Neimans since they have the black version. I assumed I'll like that one even better.
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    Re: Dior Privee Line Weaker ?

    OP: Can you please post your batch # from your current bottle
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    Re: New: John Varvatos Oud

    Nice! Can't wait to try it!
  76. Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    If you have $4k to spend on perfume, "investing" it into something instead is not necessary.

    OP, impossible to recommend anything to you without you giving any info on what you like.

    My...
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    Re: Millesime imperial great longevity

    I've had a few bottles of this since about 1999 and it can't say I've noticed any difference. I get excellent longevity. At least 5 or 6 hours of very good projection, and then stays much closer. But...
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    Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    I have a bottl of Issey Miyake that I bought around 1997. I think it's a little more bitter than what it should be. I tried comparing it to the newest version, and my old bottle is also a lot...
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    Re: Creed royal Oud.

    I've noticed the same thing with royal oud. I'm not sure what's the cause, but rest assured its nothing to be alarmed about as long as it smells right.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    For my other half: we somehow overlooked Bond 9 Bryant Park all these years. I absolutely love it on her!

    For myself: Le Labo Parchouli 24 is one I'm currently really in love with. I stayed away...
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    Re: Eau noire discontinued

    A dior rep in Saks Chicago told me the same thing a long time ago. I didn't really care since I can't stand the stuff.
    I feel like a) they use scare tactics to boost sales b) generally are clueless.
  82. Re: Jubilation XXV horrible longevity and sillage

    Yes. Exactly this. I don't know why everyone is always recommending to spray on your wrist. For me basically everything is gone in a couple hours on that spot. That's why I never spray there.
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    Re: Can somebody tell me about 24?

    I bought 24 Gold due to the ridiculous amount of hype it gets. I was really annoyed when I finally smelled it. It's one of those perfumes that seems to have a different description from every user. ...
  84. Re: la nuit - Is this real or fake? Pictures included.

    Looks good to me. Just make sure it smells right!
  85. Re: Jubilation XXV horrible longevity and sillage

    People have been complaining about the performance of JXXV since it came out. I think it's one of those scents that gets lost on some peoples skin.

    I've never had a problem. But I'm also not...
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    Re: MALLE`s... PORTRAIT OF A LADY

    I bought a new 50ML bottle a couple months ago from Barney's. It smelled the exact same as the first bottle I bought a few years ago.
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    Re: Dior Privee Line Weaker ?

    I recently purchased New bottles of Bois d'Argent and Oud Ispahan. I'm not 100% on the year of production, I believe 2013 for both. Both were great.
  88. Re: So Le Labo swears that their fragrances only last 2 years (if stored correctly) before turning b

    I just bought a few from Barney's the other day. They all say 12M on them. I don't know what the Musc 25 says because I don't get it until September. But I'm sure it's the same.
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    Re: Fragrant religion

    Haaaaaaaaaaa! That's a good one ;)
  90. Re: LATTAFA - 58 Releases in 2014 - General Discussion thread

    Thats a pretty ridiculous lineup. I havent had much luck with these weird, bargain bin type arabian houses trying their hand at alcohol based perfumes. All the ones i've tried have been poor. Not...
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    Re: New: Joop! Homme Extreme

    I wasn't even aware we needed a a Joop! Extreme! Thank you for filling that void Coty.
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    Re: Rank your LE LABO

    For me its boring, and reminds me of many other sandalwood scents. The opening is nice though. Its a shame it turns into a snoozer.
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    Re: Choco Musk Spray?

    I've smelled both at some point, I don't really remember how different or not they are. But many of the more eastern style ones are very different from spray and oil. 2 that I can immediately think...
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    Re: Rank your LE LABO

    1) Oud 27
    2) Cuir 28
    3) patchouli 24
    4) Baie rose

    Don't really care for the rest
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    Re: Choco Musk Spray?

    I haven't smelled the Chico musk spray, but I have smelled a ton of al-rehab sprays and they always pale in comparison to the oil counterparts. And a lot of the time smell very different.
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    Re: Heeley - Vetiver Veritas

    I smelled it Barney's Tuesday. I really didn't think it was anything special. It was a very light composition. There was nothing overly natural smelling for this "all natural" perfume.

    I actually...
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    Re: Tom Ford perfumes online....

    You have to pay to play!
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    Re: Slumberhouse - Ore

    I think you should get yourself a sample. I thought I'd like like it for sure, but I ended up not liking it at all.
  99. Re: Frapin 1270, Spiriteuse Double Vanille, Aventus, Opus VI, XXV, your thoughts on any of these fra

    From the samples you ordered, the only one I can co-sign for a gourmand lover is SDV. And I feel like it's kind if useless perfume now with the current version. It's super light and below average...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Two sprays is probably enough, but I'm just a bit excessive by nature. I don't bathe in it though. My fiancé would be the first to complain, and luckily I didn't get in trouble!
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