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    Re: Boxer Briefs suggestions?

    Lady Montdore in Nancy Mitford's Love in a Cold Climate tells a young engaged woman: "don't go wasting your money on underclothes … I always borrow [her husband] Montdore's myself"
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    Re: A cologne like Gold Bond Medicated Powder ?

    You might like Quicksilver, which starts with a eucalyptus note, with and aquatic sandalwood finish--very nice and affordable, too. Would probably go well with this powder.
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    Re: Dark strong and masculine

    Welcome, Uproar. You might like Zino by Davidoff--definitely dark, strong and masculine!
  4. Thread: Bay Rum Buy-Out

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    Re: Bay Rum Buy-Out

    Hopefully they will enhance the brand, more widely distribute it and bring back some old favorites. You never know, though. Better this than being sold to Coty.......
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    Re: Dealing w bottle theft

    I have had several bottles stolen from my gym bag at one of Los Angeles' finest and oldest clubs--expensive, like Creed (BdG), just hard to get, like vintage Dunhill or more mainstream, like Hermes'...
  6. Thread: Which Dior?

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    Re: Which Dior?

    Eau Sauvage EdT + Aftershave
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    Re: Summer Fragrance for a Gentleman Yogi ?

    Namaste by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab:

    A Sanskrit blessing and word of greeting that bears a powerful symbolism. It represents the Oneness of all of existence, the union of matter and spirit,...
  8. Re: Just because it looks like a Pineapple and smells like a Pineapple...doesn't mean it's Aventus.

    http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh626/AOviatt/Psyche_zpsti9ds9af.jpg
    I've heard it both ways.
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    Re: Has anyone tried Cluedo?

    Me, too! Col. Mustard with a pipe in the library: Notes of spicy mustard seed opening with a old paper and leather binding heart notes, underscored by a base of aquatic cold lead? Faint blood notes?
  10. Thread: Bay Rum Buy-Out

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    Bay Rum Buy-Out

    ST JOHNS BAY RUM® ACQUIRED BY INVESTOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

    July 23, 2015: The West Indies Bay Company of St Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands, makers of St Johns Bay Rum, has been acquired by a group of...
  11. Thread: 1980s

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    Re: 1980s

    I think that it is Grey Flannel. Great clip--thanks for sharing!
  12. Re: A fragrance that encapsulates a spring/autumn drive in a sports car in rural UK?

    For some reason, Bowling Green comes to mind.....
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    Poll: Re: Favourite Creed House Fragrance (Poll) ?

    From this list it is GIT although my all time favorite is Baie de Genievre along with Bois du Portugal and GIT. REL is right up there, as well.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Just saw several cans of Le Male for $40 each and Le Male Terrible for $34 each at Ross.
  15. Re: Name a fragrance someone on BN recommended that you absolutely love and wear because of the advi

    Totally agree about Shamu1--I own and wear Azzaro Pour Homme l'Eau because of him (among others!)
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    Re: SOTD Monday 27th July 2015

    http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh626/AOviatt/Subway%20tile_zps4yy7sm8o.jpg
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    Re: My brother´s wedding

    My two cents: if you are a sentimental sort (and who isn't about weddings?), pick a scent that will be around as long at your marriage. I think that you are safe with Creed. Long after some of...
  18. Re: if you went with 2 houses for life, what 2 would you pick ?

    Guerlain and Creed
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    Re: Favorite Atelier Cologne fragrance

    Great, solid line. I have sampled most of them from Lucky Scent bar, none bottle worthy for me, but some nice stuff, none the less.
  20. Re: What hairstyling product (wax/pomade/gel/etc.) do you use?

    http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh626/AOviatt/Tenax_zpst6hbptzm.jpg

    The ultimate vintage product
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    Re: Is Bois du Portugal the best scent made?

    Way up there!
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Safari for Men EdT

    I wore this a lot when it first came out—I was a fan of Polo, Polo Crest and Monogram, so it was a natural that I should take this one up. I like the ascerbic opening with its eucalyptus and...
  23. Thread: Saks visit

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    Re: Saks visit

    Indy?
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste 2015.

    Great stuff! Platinum, not so much. Chanel has really drifted lately and instead of leading, is resting on its laurels. But Egoiste: really great, the last good thing they have produced since...
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    Re: So How Many of You Have Not Smelled Kouros?

    I regret ever having smelled it at all. An important scent--I get that--but not for me! Flankers slightly better and any reformulations are welcome--it could only get better, in my book. "Watered...
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    Re: Skin Chemistry??

    What I don't get is when people say that their skin "eats up" a scent--"I put on 8 sprays of Kouros and it was gone before you know it". This is not possible--you could put 8 sprays of Kouros on a...
  27. Re: I only want to own two Creeds: So ... Aventus and which other one?

    Have you tried Baie de Genievre? If you can find it, this would be a great second. Lots of good recommendations from other posters (OV, for example). Keep in mind that Jardin d'Amalfi is a woman's...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 23, 2015

    http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh626/AOviatt/Stercus_zpss8yfymuy.jpg
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    Re: New niche: ORTO PARISI by Alessandro Gualteri

    I finally tried this (it is my SOTD) and it brought David Bowie to mind:


    She'll come, she'll go
    She'll lay belief on you
    Skin sweet with musky oil
    The lady from another grinning soul
    ...
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    Re: Where is your Tom Ford made ?

    Mine are made in the USA (IC, SB, NP)
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    Re: New Review Features

    Question: in the most reviews in the last 60 days section (which I love), is that in real time, or once they have been "approved"? I have about half a dozen reviews in that process that do not seem...
  32. Re: If you are given a chance to become a fragrance "brand ambassador", what will be your brand?

    Guerlain. Possibly either Caron or Dunhill, just to try and get them back on track......
  33. Re: got my first samples of 2 Amouage & 3 Creeds ! --Disappointed with Amouage !

    Personally, I am not a fan of Amouage--for a number of reasons--but so many of our members whose taste I respect do. I am a huge fan of Creed and the three you tired are all great. In either case,...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 22nd July 2015

    http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh626/AOviatt/circus_zpsg4ohavfb.jpg
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    Re: What would John Huston wear?

    John Doe, lead singer in a band called X, whose lead singer is named Exene.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRWunSUmEm4&feature=related
  36. Re: Rank these Creed releases from the last half decade

    The Best:
    Aventus,
    Royal Mayfair
    Royal Oud

    The rest:
    Spice and Wood
    Pure White Cologne
    Jardin D'Amalfi,
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    Re: Fragrances that remind you of your EX

    Years ago I once went on a date and was told that I was wearing the same cologne as my date's ex. In an effort to make it right, I went to the gents and tried to wash it all off (it was original...
  38. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Dropped in to the Scent Bar today to buy some more of my beloved Maestrale (they were out) but sampled Pale Grey Lake/Small Black Mountain and Stercus (reviews coming later). Sniffed a few old...
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    Re: A new scent by Penhaligons -- No. 33

    Disneyland should sell it at their exclusive Club 33
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    Re: Snead and Sons Bay Rum?

    Looks amazing--well done!
  41. Re: Replica by Maison Martin Margiela , What specific fragrances are they copying ?

    [QUOTE=L'Homme Blanc Individuel;3575514]I don't think they're copying other scents. I think they're using the term Replica to mean they're recreating the smells of certain places. Jazz Club, the...
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    Re: Penhallagon’s: Best offering?

    These are my picks as well, plus Douro.
  43. Re: DHI wearers: do you ever get negative comments on it?

    Ruthless....
  44. Re: DHI wearers: do you ever get negative comments on it?

    The only time I tried it on my skin, my wife and daughters (my best, most honest critics) all said that they did not like it and that it smelled of lipstick/makeup. That one time was enough for me.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 15th July 2015

    http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh626/AOviatt/AHS_zpsi0ljlqkc.jpg

    I wish I was sailing today and not writing a report.....
  46. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Penhaligon's Bayolea--I like this hybrid scent combining modern gourmand notes like lemongrass with a traditional bay rum. The cedar and musk give this enough of a dry, manly vibe while the lavender...
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    Poll: Re: L'occitane Pour Homme vs Vetyver

    Both great--Pour Homme probably the better purchase for you. That said, I voted for your dark horse, Cade, which I really love.

    This was originally launched as Eau des Bergers/Cade and back then...
  48. Re: Looking for age appropriate, light men's scent for work

    Guerlain Homme l'Eau Boisee--perfect for your needs!
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    Re: Masculines with prominent lavender?

    Yes--this is a good one, along with the Caron.
  50. Re: Great Scents revisited: GIANFRANCO FERRE' FOR MEN, EDT by GianFranco Ferrè.

    I literally smelled him first. A few minutes after I sat down, the penny dropped. He was with an very chic older woman. He was a very commanding presence, even though he just quietly got on with...
  51. Re: Great Scents revisited: GIANFRANCO FERRE' FOR MEN, EDT by GianFranco Ferrè.

    I sat at the next table to GFF once at a tiny little restaurant in Milan's golden triangle (the late, great St. Andrews). Probably 1988/9. Not sure if this is what he was wearing but his table...
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    Re: Fragrance in Movies?

    Not a movie, but.... in the episode of I Love Lucy where they are coming home from Europe and Lucy has to figure out how to get all of her stuff (including a 25 lb. cheese) home, she is shown with a...
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    Re: Eau De Basenotes - FINAL RESULTS

    Well done!
  54. Re: What do you wear when you want to make a statement

    Heritage. If truly in control, you do not have to try too hard. That said, Heritage always takes the upper hand. Which hand you use is up to you.
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    Re: Recommendations for my first Dior

    Eau Sauvage: the Alpha and Omega. Jules. Fahrenheit. The Homme line not for me as lipstick is not high on my list of things to smell like.
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    Re: Eau De Basenotes - FINAL RESULTS

    Sounds right up my alley!
  57. Re: Which Fragrance Won You Over With The Unexpected Dry Down?

    Aventus and Knize Ten both smell their very best in the drydown.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 10th July 2015

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    Re: I need a Pitmaster Scent!

    Naomi Goodsir's Bois d'Ascese might fit the bill. Bone dry wood smoke. Lonestar Memories is another great option.
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    Re: Endymion's Penhaligon

    + one
  61. Thread: Kouros Silver?

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    Re: Kouros Silver?

    That sort of says it all, doesn't it?
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    Re: WORST Fragrance you have smelt?

    Angel and A*men--just can not stand the Mugler offerings. There are several others that i just don't like, but these two, along with Secretions Magnifiques are the worst.
  63. Thread: New haarlem

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    Re: New haarlem

    No.
  64. Thread: Kouros Silver?

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    Re: Kouros Silver?

    I have never been a fan of the original Kouros (by a long shot) but can respect it for being an important addition to the canon of great masculine scents. I understand the demand for flankers of...
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    Poll: Re: Which Tauer to buy next?

    I am giving my vote to Lonestar Memories as well--really nice stuff, paints pictures in much the same way L'Air does. Super masculine.
  66. Re: Why is there so much love Helmut Lang's Cuiron?

    Like in all things, à chacun son goût. It is very much to my goût and I have never smelled anything else quite like it.

    As Antoine de Saint Exupery once said, "Perfection is achieved, not when...
  67. Re: Got a "hubba hubba" and a "grrrrrr" from co-workers today

    Given the current labor and employment laws in place, I am not sure that I would want a co-worker to get quite so excited..... Great scent, by the way!
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    Re: 1776 Russian Leather by Elsha - another gem

    Love this one in the fall--goes well with a tweed jacket.
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    Re: Woody fragrances for women

    Have you tried Diptyque's Tam Dao? A wonderful unisex sandalwood. Happens to be my SOTD.
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    Re: What would Philip Marlowe wear?

    http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh626/AOviatt/ST%20JOHN%20BAY%20RUM_zpsnixsu0bk.png
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    Re: What is your mother's signature ????

    Roberto, your mother had great taste!
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    Re: What is your mother's signature ????

    My mother wears Shalimar and Bellodgia exclusively (they were her own mother's favorites, too) and as a young woman wore Platine by Dana.
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    Re: cologne recommendation for 18yr old boy!

    It might be worth noting that at the age of 18 one is no longer a boy but a man. A young man, to be sure, but a man none the less. I would actually buy a bottle of Eau Sauvage and be done with...
  74. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Just smelled Kouros Silver. This is a defanged and declawed version of the original, which is fine with me although it now lacks that special quality that the original has/had; while I do not like...
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    Re: cologne recommendation for 18yr old boy!

    I LOVE Endymion, but would choose the Essenza if you can just buy one. Enjoy!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 6th July 2015

    http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh626/AOviatt/Panama%20Linen_zpsxl5d5fuv.jpg

    JF feels like a panama hat and linen suit kind of scent.
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    Re: Very quick question, re wedding tomorrow.

    Post pics!
  78. Re: Scientific American: “Noses agree when genes see eye to eye”

    Very interesting-- Thank you for this!
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    Re: SOTD 4th of July

    Somewhere I have a sample of C-M's Number 6. As that was George Washington's Fave and a light EdC suitable for the heat, I might wear that. My daughter thinks it smells like a Gin and Tonic (no bad...
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    Re: Very quick question, re wedding tomorrow.

    Enjoy and best wishes to the young couple. I vote for MI or GV.
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    Re: Which Tom Ford fragrance is your favorite?

    Italian Cypress followed by Neroli Portofino. Have and love them both. Tried several other, some good, but not purchase worthy. Oddly I find that Tuscan Leather smelled exactly like the...
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    Re: Best Fragrance Names

    Suite 16 by Pierre Cardin is very drole, I think. I think that names can get too "clever"--leave that to nail polish (my wife has one called "Frankly Scarlett"). Cumming, of course, is brilliant in...
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    Re: Pretentious - Expensive -- Rubbish

    Bond No.9 leads a crowded field.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 2nd July 2015

    http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh626/AOviatt/Napoleon_zps0gxec5di.jpg
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    Re: Yikes! Look at the Macy's in Downtown L.A..

    It was dated but actually by a very famous architect, who also designed the theme building and Madison Square Garden, Charles Luckman (May 16, 1909 in Kansas City – January 26, 1999 in Los Angeles)...
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    Re: Erolfa - The name behind the scent

    Interesting name, great scent. One of the first oceanics I ever smelled.
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    Re: A modern version of Azzaro Pour Homme?

    I agree about Aventus but I think that the right 21 year old could totally rock Azzaro. Azzaro Pour Homme l'Eau may be more to your liking.
  88. Re: The most talked about fragrances you've never tried

    Oh, and I have not yet smelled Guerlain's Homme Ideal, which is really strange as I am a die hard Guerlain fan.
  89. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Zegna Italian Bergamot, Dior Homme Cologne and Wood, Sage and Sea Salt (I walked through a Nordstrom to get to a meeting). Underwhelmed on all three accounts although with a gun to my head I might...
  90. Re: So the summer is in the UK-fragrance recommendations ?

    Another vote for GH l'Eau Boisee. You might also consider Hermes' l'Orange Verte (either extreme or regular), Guerlain's Eau de Guerlain or Dior's Eau Sauvage, which works brilliantly in warm...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 1st July 2015

    Allure Homme Sport. Not really a fan but enough people whose taste I respect love it so I thought I'd give it another go....
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    Re: Reformulations that don't suck

    I must say that I think that Habit Rouge is just fine in its current, leaner iteration.
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    Re: Who else loves Tonka bean?

    I love the note (one of my favorites along with Clary Sage) which is why I was so disappointed with Hermes' Vetiver Tonka--two great notes mishandled, IMO. Now in the hands of Guerlain... that is a...
  94. Re: The most talked about fragrances you've never tried

    Secretions Magnifiques--I smelled it from the nozzle in Bendels once but couldn't bring myself to spray it on a paper strip much less on myself.
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    Re: Fragrances in Song Lyrics

    Such a great Bowie song. I think of American Pie and the halftime air being sweet perfume (unlike the stale wine and cheap perfume of Journey) but that actually references pot smoke. There is a...
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    Re: Help Needed with Grey Flannel

    Bryan Ross at From Pyrgos has written about this extensively: http://frompyrgos.blogspot.com/search/label/Geoffrey%20Beene

    Hope this helps!
  97. Re: Caron, Terre D'Hermes, M7, Shalimar, and GIT, once fan favorites. Still?

    I may try a light dose of M7 on a summer's night--could work. Sometime i notice that older scents can have a flurry of activity for no apparent reason. This happens every so often with Grey...
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    Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    Crabtree and Evelyn backwards? The only layering I have done is Azzaro Pour Homme plus Azzaro Pour Homme l'Eau--sort of a halfway measure between the two.
  99. Re: Caron, Terre D'Hermes, M7, Shalimar, and GIT, once fan favorites. Still?

    I may wear Troisieme Homme today just because of this post! I do think that everything--in life as in Basenotes--has its cycle.....
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    Re: Current formulation Polo Green is not too bad!

    So glad to know that it is still being worn, appreciated and discussed--in any formulation!
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