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    Re: Parfumerie Generale: your favs?

    Tubereuse Couture. One of the most creative take on the classic tuberose theme
  2. Re: Fragrances which don't smell as their name deceiptively suggests

    Agree on both Cedré & Cuir Mauresque. From Serge Lutens I also want to add Santal Blanc which does not smell much like woody sandalwood as well as Five O`Clock Au Gingembre doesn't have much tea or...
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    Re: Amouage Fate. Why so much hate?

    I don't want to argue anymore but it seems that people cannot accept opinion that is opposite from them. My point is clear of what I feel about it, is there anything in my words that makes my opinion...
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    Re: Your collection of colognes

    About 20 are in my regular rotation, I keep telling myself that I need to use others more but it seems that I keep picking up the same ones over and over again
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    Re: Amouage Fate. Why so much hate?

    Are you attacking me?
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    Re: Serge Lutens sandalwood

    Santal 33 is actually my favorite sandalwood centered scent at the moment because it is the most simple, straight-forward, creamy and gentle one so it might be total opposite to someone's preference...
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    Re: complaining about longevity

    I'm too lazy to reapply so no matter what the price is, if I cannot smell it after 8hrs then I'm keep complaining :D
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    Re: How did YOU get into fragrances?

    I've always wore scents when I was a teenager. First were the deodorants to mainly cover body odor, then CK Truth, and then CKOne which were bought for me by my aunt. After a year wearing CKOne, I...
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    Re: Amouage Fate. Why so much hate?

    No wonder why some companies keep their recipes strictly confidential under most technically advanced kind of locks
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    Re: Amouage Fate. Why so much hate?

    It's seems that you're confused between smelling profiles & fragrance groups. Flowerbomb can never ever smell like Angel. What I'm saying here is smelling profile.

    Let's put it like this,...
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    Re: Amouage Fate. Why so much hate?

    Yes, so we can have much better creations instead of Reflection of Le Male or No Rose for the Fake oops Fate. We are too easy on the perfumers and the perfumes houses so they get more and more lazy....
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    Re: Amouage Fate. Why so much hate?

    You might see it if you just simply wear them as whole scents without picking out the notes trying to find the difference
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    Re: Amouage Fate. Why so much hate?

    The story is so sad, isn't it? As far as I know when 30% of a script for a movie is "borrowed" then it can ends up with a lawsuit. The world is full of unfairness! And the quote "imitation is the...
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    Re: Amouage Fate. Why so much hate?

    I guess there isn't a copyright for scent, so those who steal will keep stealing, those who support stealing will keep spending their money on stolen goods, as for me, I will keep saying bad things...
  15. Re: Do you apply lotion before putting on fragrance?

    I do not like lotion, that's too sticky
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    Re: Amouage Fate. Why so much hate?

    I do not analyze the notes so I do not know what they have in common in term of notes. What I say is the smelling profile which are the combination of notes, you may have the same notes, it's fine...
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    Re: Amouage Fate. Why so much hate?

    They basically take Rose 31, eliminate the rose to make Fate
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    Re: Amouage Journey Man: mish-mash

    Aside from Memoir Man, I find majority of their Man fragrances are jokes. And they're no stranger to borrowing/cloning creations of other houses or even their own

    Reflection Man - Everyone knows...
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    Re: Seasonal fragrances

    Some from my hot weather rotation are the following. I have great performance from them, still be able to smell the scent after a work day (8+ hrs)

    Nerolia Bianca by Guerlain
    Mandarine Basilic by...
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    Re: fragrances you associate with rain

    Voleur de Roses
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    Re: Seasonal fragrances

    I used to not caring so much about season, but it's getting extremely hot in my country recent years in the summer so wearing a light and fresh fragrance makes it much more easier to breath
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    Re: Eau de Lavande Diptyque

    I'm very disappointed with the first 2 fragrances from the Les Florals line of Diptyque. They're just too synthetic, common smelling and lack the soul that I love so much from the ones in their Eaux...
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    Re: Serge Lutens sandalwood

    I've tried 2 from the list

    Santal Blanc - Not woody at all, more like a gourmand fragrance. Think bread, vanilla flavor milk and just a little hint of jam

    Santal Majuscule - A flanker with...
  24. Re: Malle fragrances: Anyone else find Vetiver Extrordinaire barely detectable?

    Vetiver Extraordinaire is in fact too much to handle for me, too loud, too much vetiver & too bitter. But I've sampled it about 3 years ago so there might be a reformulation recently?
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    Re: WORST Fragrance you have smelt?

    Amouage Gold Man. The drydown smells like dried spit of someone who has not brushed his teeth in days
    The close 2nd is Lonestar Memories which smell like a dirty public toilet
  26. Re: Which do you get more compliments with.. niche or designer?

    Pretty much equal
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    Re: I need an amplified Daim Blond

    Thanks guys for the suggestions

    Please tell me more about your experiences regarding longevity and sillage of your Daim Blond bottle

    I guess I should tell you a little more about the...
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    Re: I need an amplified Daim Blond

    Thanks guys for the suggestion, I'll try to sample them. The apricot jam actually plays a big part in why I like Daim Blond a long with the very clean and proper suede.

    I guess I have to wait for...
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    Re: I need an amplified Daim Blond

    So this post has to be opened to keep you link available. Cheers!
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    Re: I need an amplified Daim Blond

    Not everyone will go there I think
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    I need an amplified Daim Blond

    So I've just bought a bottle of Daim Blond by Serge Lutens (production date is 2005) in a private/stock clearing/clearance sale, while I absolutely love the smell, the sillage and longevity is...
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    Re: Fragrance linearity

    I'm pretty much team linear :D but I can do a 3 phases fragrance as long as they link well together in term of esthetic/story-telling
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    I need an amplified Daim Blond

    So I've just bought a bottle of Daim Blond by Serge Lutens (production date is 2005) in a private/stock clearing/clearance sale, while I absolutely love the smell, the sillage and longevity is...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*MEN Pure Wood

    The notes via Google translate are oak, cypress, vanilla, patchouli and coffee.
    So it might be the oak that is the wood in here. It's not oud - a good thing IMO. However, as I remember Pure Malt...
  35. Re: Diptyque Eau de Lavande - This stuff is awesome!

    The Diptyque bug has just bitten me :D
  36. Re: Want to "Blind buy" Dior Homme Intense. Need opinions....

    To my nose, DHI is basically lipstick (it's true but it also smell like wood to my nose) on top & and drydown to exactly what you describe here "Think vanilla. Vanilla, vanilla. Basically that with...
  37. Re: Hermessence Gift Set - Which four should I get?

    The only scent I love from this line is Iris Ukiyoe

    If it has to be 4 different scents then I'll pick
    Iris Ukiyoe - An iris that is far from a powdery iris that people usually associate with...
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    Re: Your top 5 niché fragrances for hot weather

    L'Ombre Dans L'Eau
    Eau de Lierre
    Harmatan Noir
    Nerolia Bianca
    Violetta
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    Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Hopefully the wood is not oud!
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    Re: Anyone else almost NEVER receive compliments?

    From where I live, it's a very very weird thing for people to complement strangers' smell. So most of the complements/opinions I get are from friends or colleagues who know I'm into fragrances
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    Re: Amouage Reflection Man

    I've worn it a couple of times, without trying to pick out notes or analyze it - do not have such habit with fragrances, and it reads Le Male every single time in the topnotes and like Angel, the...
  42. Re: Do you buy the smaller or larger sized bottles?

    I used to buy 100ml bottle but now I'm settled with 50ml, more than that is too much but less is too little
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    Re: Amouage Reflection Man

    It clones the signature topnotes of Le Male, the drydown is different. But IMO the top is taken directly from Le Male. So I call it Reflection of Le Male lol. It's not Le Male, it is just its...
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    Re: Expensive cheapos: get your list out!

    If drugstore sell hairspray then

    Ciel Man
    Silver Man
    Nuit de Cellophane
    Liaisons Dangereuses
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    Poll: Re: Favorite A*Men Flanker + A*Men

    My fav is still Pure Coffee, my 1st Mugler :D

    If the "women" fragrances from Mugler are also included in the mix then Alien stands head & shoulder with Pure Coffee :D
  46. Re: Have you noticed it's always the same fragrances that are mentioned in every thread?

    Those are the consequences of the hyped trains, those fragrances are also on my list, the "to avoid" list lol since I'm not a fan of uniform :D
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    Re: Anybody has seen this Pure Malt bottle?

    It is definitely not Pure malt, the flask of Pure malt is yellowish/amberish color, this one is red. If it is not fake then my best bet would be it is the refill of B*Men in an A*Men metal case. $50...
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    Re: Serge Lutens best florals for women

    I think lavender is one of those flowers that considered "manly", so it's not really come up often in a discussion about floral fragrances for women. I do agree with you that Gris Clair is quite...
  49. Re: Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    I also feel somehow naked without my fragrance when I go out of the house
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    Re: Serge Lutens best florals for women

    Among the floral fragrances from SL line up, I find the easiest to wear are

    Fleurs D'Oranger - Sunny, bright orange blossom fragrance that smell much more floral than others in the genre
    Datura...
  51. Re: Add Comme des Garcons Wonderwood to the Encre Noire/Sycomore Conversation

    Haven't smelled Encre Noir but Wonderwood and Sycomore smells nothing similar to me, one is a very weak mediocre woody scent that centered around sandalwood (Wonderwood), one smells almost like a...
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    Re: Fragrances with some stank

    I don't do stank lol but MKK is pretty good, IMO it's not stank, it's human. It doesn't smell like you do not wash in days, to me it's someone takes a shower and sweat again - clean sweet - cover in...
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    Re: The best neroli?

    Neroli Bianca by Guerlain (bitter citrus support a wonderful realistic neroli that keeps changing everytime I wear it, I've never encountered a more beautiful and interesting neroli solifore)
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  54. Poll: Re: Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    Between the two, Fille en Aiguilles smells better for me. Ambre Sultan on the other hand is horrifying
  55. Re: Diptyque will launch two new scents this month...

    I have a soft spot for Diptyque fragrances but I'm quite disappointed with Eau Rose also from their Les Florales collection, hope these ones will be as good as the fragrances from their eaux de...
  56. Re: Die-hard Niche Lovers - Is there ANY designer scent you WOULD buy and wear?

    My point is that this is a public forum and anyone can state their opinion. Insulting/attacking people who have a different opinion from you against the rule of the forum. Hope that's clear to you.
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  57. Re: Die-hard Niche Lovers - Is there ANY designer scent you WOULD buy and wear?

    Really? Lol. Because they don't have those plasticy looking crystal and the high-price tag and oh the snobbish "royal" gimmick? Please!

    Btw, I need not to remind you that they have a Le Male...
  58. Re: Die-hard Niche Lovers - Is there ANY designer scent you WOULD buy and wear?

    In my book, scents like Alien, Womanity, Gaultier2, etc always rated higher in term of uniqueness and creativity than those from the overhyped and overpriced "niche" houses like Amouage, By Kilian,...
  59. Re: The Black Midnight's......Lolita Lempicka ???

    I can only say about 2 of the women versions (Le Priemier Parfum in apple shaped bottle) since I only have chance to smell them, overall they smell very different to the original in the topnotes but...
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    Re: What is the worst Dior fragrance

    From what I've tried Dior Homme Cologne 2013
  61. Poll: Re: Similar to BtB - TF Tobacco Vanille or SL Chergui?

    Tobacco Vanille has more similarities with B2B but IMO Chergui is a much better fragrance, it is not similar to B2B though
  62. Re: why are we addicted to earthy, dirty, skanky and fecal scent?

    This.
    5 years into this hobby and I still like smelling like a flower or at least a piece of cake. To be honest, I also have the same question as change1's wife
  63. Re: Christian Dior makes spelling mistakes on their bottles

    I find it funny that there are people who say what the seller says and expect others to believe it. Products usually have a fixed label with all the text on it pre-designed in a file and they use the...
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    Re: Oud is for Machos

    There are some oud fragrances that I have a hard time believing any female would like to smell like such as Portrait of a Lady, Rose Nacree du Desert but there are also oud centered fragrances such...
  65. Re: Doubting Your Like of a Fragrance Based on Negative Reviews and Comments

    Negative as well as positive reviews might play some role before I smell the fragrance, after I smell it myself then positive or negative review don't effect what I think about that scent. Close...
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    Re: by Kilian Back to black

    I've sampled B2B a couple years ago and it smelled like a watered down version of 1 million (they both have this metholly/cinnamonly vibe), I've recently tried it again and it seems that it is...
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    Re: Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle

    If you've smelled Tubereuse Animale then you've basically smelled Cedre, the two smell really similar to each others.

    Tubereuse Criminelle is also 1 of my 2 favorite tuberose fragrances, the other...
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    Re: Eau de Toilette vs Eau de Parfum vs Parfum

    I do not see such a big different between an EDP & an EDT so I sort of stop caring about the concentration of fragrances. If they are strong then they are strong no matter concentration they're in, I...
  69. Thread: Mimosa

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    Re: Mimosa

    The only mimosa centered fragrance I've encountered is Mimosa pour Moi by L'artisan and it is quite nice, both aquatic & vanillic at the same time
  70. Re: Fragrances that are really popular but you didn't like?

    I usually don't like hyped fragrances because I find majority of them boring or copy cats, there are too many to name names lol
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    Re: Insanely Underpriced Gems

    Gaultier2
  72. Re: Do you have any 5 star fragrances with really poor longevity?

    If 5 star is a perfect score then I do not think any fragrance with poor longevity deserves it, since performance is also an aspect of the scent
  73. Re: Christian Dior - La Collection Privee.....true or false ?

    It quite hard to believe IMO
  74. Thread: Rose Anonyme

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    Re: Rose Anonyme

    I have to applause their sampling program, so cheap and so quickly deliver only about 3-4 days (they use EMS, I think) for it to reach my country which normally takes 2 weeks for packages from around...
  75. Thread: Rose Anonyme

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    Re: Rose Anonyme

    I adore the candied rose opening of Rose Anonyme, it's IMO so refreshing in the sea of generic medicinal oud fragrances. But the more I wear it the more the oud comes out and the fragrance smells...
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    Re: Are the Tom Ford exclusives worth the money?

    The only Tom Ford private line I've tried so far is Noir de Noir. Given all the hype and good words it received then and still receives today, it turned out smelling like a shameless copy of Bond no...
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    Poll: Re: Mugler Cologne V Un Jardin Sur Le Nil

    Mugler Cologne
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    Re: New wordwide regulation

    The NEWER regulation has been issued and ALL Fougere & Chypre fragrances has been banned. Other olfactory groups can be own as many as we like

    Failure to comply will be punished by death lol
  79. Thread: 1725 Casanova

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    Re: 1725 Casanova

    It's just a mild and easy to the nose gourmand fragrance in the same vein of Rochas Man but less sweet, IMO there's nothing fougere about it
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    Poll: Re: Mugler Cologne V Dior Homme Cologne 2013

    Mugler Cologne
  81. Re: What's That One Mainstream Fragrance That You Love

    Gaultier 2 comes to mind when I think about a fragrance that is amazing but very overlooked
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    Re: Montale Aoud Orange, Aoud Melody

    I wonder if they will have the skeleton of Black Aoud or Attar the only 2 routes that Montale oud fragrances have
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    Re: Sel Marin - Overhyped

    Nothing special about Sel Marine, just another generic salty/sandy (?) aquatic in the same vein of Kenzo Homme
  84. Re: Do you prefer Original or reformulated versions of fragrances?

    I actually like some reformulation better than their originals.
    Tubereuse Criminelle by Serge Lutens in the export bottle smells better than the one in the bell-jar, it is creamier, less harsh and...
  85. Re: Mancera Roses Vanille - I need thoughs, opinions, and comparisons.

    It has no similarity with Noir de Noir, it smells pretty much like Montale's Roses Musk with a lot of vanilla added, I prefer Roses Musk more though since I think the vanilla overload runs the scent
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    Re: Ice*Men or Pure Shot

    The 2 smell nothing similar to me, Ice*Men is basically A*Men stripped down to its bare patchouli bone with a tiny bit of chocolate added, nothing sour about it while Pure Shot is a very sour version...
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    Re: YSL La Nuit De L'homme too feminine?

    I do think it smells a little feminine but if you like it, wear it
  88. Re: Do you use any of your fragrances as room spray?

    Sometimes I do though I think the smell of fragrance is not as good in the air as it is on skin, a decent room spray would be better suited to fragrance a room IMO
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    Re: Thoughts on Cartier Roadster?

    Declaration does have a "human/slightly sweated man" smell to it, Roadster on the other hand has no such thing, in fact the 2 smell very different, Roadster is a herbal mint fragrance done in a very...
  90. Thread: Frederic Malle

    by jasonx
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    Re: Frederic Malle

    I've tried a hand full of their fragrances and I do not have very good things to say about them lol

    Carnal Flower - Queen tuberose at her finest, voluptuous, elegant and realistic. what confuses...
  91. Thread: Dior Ambre Nuit

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    Re: Dior Ambre Nuit

    The 2 don't smell similar to my nose, to me Blue Amber's saltiness in the topnotes very interesting but it soon turns out to be a powdery, mild, one dimensional vanilla-smell-alike scent. Ambrre Nuit...
  92. Re: By Killian Scents: Love and Tears, Cruel Intentions, Amber Oud, Liasons Dangereuses

    Cruel Intentions - Creamy sandalwood-y scent that has been done better a million times before. Nice, yes but unique or superior, no
    Liasons Dangereuses - Fruity feminine synthetic mess that has been...
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    Re: Portrait of a Lady... thoughts?

    Smell like a hairy hippy who refuses to bath for a very long time and use burn wood chips to cover his body odor. Not a lady in my book. It smells quite similar to the trendy Middle East inspired...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    My collection as of today. I'm quite contented with these ones and so far have no desire to add anything new. So the New Year's Resolution would be not buying any new full bottle, a promise that I...
  95. Thread: Male rose

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    Re: Male rose

    Hammam Bouquet by Penhaligon`s and Acteur by Azzaro have similar vibe to No 88
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    Re: Hermessence Longevity?

    Poivre Samarcande, Paprika Brasil and Brin de Reglisse are very weak although they are oriental/woody while other such as Iris Ukiyoé or Rose Ikebana last for quite a long time while being more...
  97. Re: Any news for Serge Lutens Exclusive going to release as Export for 2014! Any guesses?

    Fourreau Noir & Iris Silver Mist might have been considered to be released as export line via the travel spray form. Since I do not like travel spray at all, hope this trend is not continued. I'm so...
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    Re: Le Male confussion :P

    I too think Le male can be worn year round especially at night. To me the vanilla base of it is quite tame and inoffensive
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    Re: New Year's Resolution's 2014..

    Stop buying new fragrances :D
  100. Re: Fragrances to avoid using on a date in fear of smelling like her ex or previous guys.

    Aside from the obvious AdG, I've seen many guys wear Allure Homme Sport, Bleu de Chanel, La Nuit de L'homme and Dior Homme Intense nowadays
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