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    Re: NEW! Zoologist Elephant

    Like the smell of Bat, but it's a little structurally poverty stricken. Probably buy it, though.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geosmin
  2. Re: After almost 10 years...I'm back!! (and dismayed)--The sad state of the fragrances industry toda

    Tania Sanchez‏ @taniasanchez May 10

    "Wth is going on, people. Why are there so many good perfumes? If we don't get some crap to fulminate against soon you'll think we went soft."
    ...
  3. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Great as it is, but too bad such a good fragrance doesn't come in an edp.
    ___________________________

    Page 69.......................

    Better to smell it on someone else, but 10 sprays of Musc...
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    Re: Serge Lutens Discontinuing up to 10 Fragrances?

    Many greats, but he's stockpiled way too many unnecessary fragrances. Looks cheap. And everything sold in oxygen loving bell jars should be available in 50ml spray bottles !

    Just wrote them about...
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    Re: The Best Perfume Ever

    Vintage formulations:

    Mitsouko
    L’Heure Bleue
    Knize Ten
    Shalimar
    Jicky
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    Re: Niche market collapsing?

    Bad taste creates a lot more millionaires than good taste, and rich people are always looking for new things to spend their money on. Perfume revolves around five things, m-o-n-e-y (niche, small...
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    Re: Are most of these must try/have ..?

    Egoiste
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 10th August, 2017

    70163

    Hemlock Spruce :: Eucalyptus :: Iris :: Turmeric :: Pink Pepper :: Himalayan Cedar :: Birch Tar :: Vanilla
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    Re: NEW: Bruno Fazzolari - Feu Secret!

    Excellent fragrance,
  10. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    A*Men 10 sprays. Bedtime. Fuck it.
  11. Re: Looking for 2 fragrances to wear throughout a whole year (Designer only)

    and Havana
  12. Re: A mindless self-indulgent thread - pick what I wear upon return

    Angel
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    Re: What're your top 5 Niche Compliment Getters?

    i don't keep up and don't give too much of a shit, but according to the divine gurgling girlies at oregon state:

    dior leaher oud
    l’artisan dzing!
    divine l’homme de coeur
    profumo di firenze...
  14. Re: Let's talk about Absolue Pour Le Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

    The triumvirate. Like that.


    Best fragrance ever made by a human? Definitely not, but it is flashy with a lot of chutzpah. I don’t like rose and it took a few years to feel the fragrance, but now...
  15. Re: NEW: Maitre Parfumeur Et Gantier - Santal Noble 2017!

    Santal Noble smells pretty good but has always been a little Santal Humble/Santal Mumble, but easy to wear and not that bad by any means. Kinda boring, though, really. More like an accord within one...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    ......................
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 2nd August, 2017

    Norstrom.

    I have to say it is fucking excellent. Making me horny just smelling it. The stuff I smoked doesn't hurt anything, either. They work really well together. :smiley_up:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 2nd August, 2017

    Absolue Pour le Soir (Maison Francis Kurkdjian)

    rose, honey, incense, benzoin, ylang-ylang, cumin, atlas cedar. sandalwood
  19. Thread: Help Needed

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    Re: Help Needed

    1954 Terrarossa (Profumo di Firenze)
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    Re: Holy grail scent

    Few gourmands of any price are as rich and satisfying as A*Men (Thierry Mugler).
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    Re: Carven Homme (original) Performance?

    In size, structure, complexity, character, it isn't an Egoiste (vintage, anyway), but it is good. Smells great, is as diffusive and long-lasting as it needs to be. Spices could have easily gotten out...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 31st July, 2017

    Havana (Aramis)

    $20 and still more satisfying than most $$$$$ niche/artisan stuff.
  23. Re: Interesting article from the Guardian "Is There Such a Thing as a Masculine Scent?"

    “......Aramis, was, in its original incarnation, a fragrance for women. Launched in 1965, it was largely inspired by Cabochard, a women’s fragrance created by the same perfumer in 1958. According to...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 26th July, 2017

    Aramis 900 (vintage)

    coriander, green notes, bergamot, brazilian rosewood, lemon
    carnation, orris root, jasmine, rose, geranium
    sandalwood, amber, patchouli, civet, oakmoss, vetiver.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th July, 2017

    Bat (Zoologist)

    banana, soft fruits, earth, fig, tropical fruits, mineral notes, myrrh, resin, vegetal roots, furry musk, leather, vetiver, sandalwood, tonka bean
  26. Re: What are your top "heavy hitters" (please no sweet scents!) ?

    Substantial, stylish and brilliant Leather Oud (original stuff, anyway)always suggests to me that it is a fragrance of almost boundaryless grandeur

    -- Soft, velvety, wrapped in tender powdery...
  27. Re: I am not a fan of summer fragrances or aquatics, but....

    The soft, smooth, velvety aura and gentle breeze of Osmanthe Yunnan,
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    Re: Testing cologne on someone else.

    It's intensely satisfying to spray your girlfriend's naked body with lots of perfume and smell it for the next few ours (my female partner lets me spray her with damn near anything). Usually gives...
  29. Re: Current Formulas.....Chanel Egoiste or Chanel Antaeus? Which Do You Prefer?

    Egoiste is probably the paragon of woody orientals. I you care, it's Francis Kurkdjian's favorite masculine fragrance.

    Antaeus is a fairly dull feminine with a few drops of masculine camo. Try Or...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 24th July, 2017

    L'Homme de Coeur
  31. Re: If you were a perfumer, of any period, who will you be and why?

    Yeah, smelling vintage L'Heure Bleue always feels like something that could never be matched.
  32. Re: If you were a perfumer, of any period, who will you be and why?

    Forgot that Michael Edwards is writing a book about these amazing times. Supposed to be out in 2018. As Luca Turin said, Francois Coty created about seventy-five percent of perfumery. I also had no...
  33. Re: If you were a perfumer, of any period, who will you be and why?

    Francois Coty
    Jacques Guerlain
    Ernest Beaux

    Because they were geniuses who liked simple play, had access to unlimited quantities of the best perfumery materials, and could do anything they...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 21st July, 2017

    Mitsouko (Guerlain)
  35. Thread: Fougere Royale

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    Fougere Royale

    The 2010 Fougere Royale has little to nothing to do with the original 1882 Fougere Royale.

    They should have their own page.
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    Re: Your favorite powder fragrances for men

    L'Homme de Coeur (Divine)

    Iris Silver Mist (Serge Lutens)

    Balenciaga pour Homme

    Chergui (Serge Lutens)

    Pour un Homme (Caron)
  37. Re: Perfumer & Flavorist Magazine Podcast Ep.2 - Turin and Sanchez

    New book, documentary, bringing back Jacques Fath's Iris Gris as closely as possible. Cool.
  38. Re: Vintage perfumes you don't own, never tried and wish to put your hands on

    I've smelled a lot, owned a lot, but I'm less interested in vintage fragrances than I used to be. The old feminine Patous are amazing. I thought Patou pour Homme was the end of the world, owned...
  39. Re: Pre-1964 Men's Fragrance with a Strong Jasmine Note

    Joy (Jean Patou)
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    Re: Dior leather oud.

    “Soft, velvety, wrapped in tender powdery woods, sweet balsamic notes with honeyed beeswax elements, soft white flowers, delicate caramel amber with just the right dose of pungency, so characteristic...
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    Re: Thoughts on Creed's Royal Mayfair ?

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  42. Re: Let's talk: The most fraudulent fragrance houses with extreme marketing

    Attn:

    Chandler Burr's book The Perfect Scent "makes it perfectly clear that modern perfumery is predicated on lies and the withholding of information".
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    Re: Mossy-citrus for the summer

    Good ones from above -

    Eau de Rochas Homme
    Live Jazz
    Loewe pour Homme
    Pour Monsieur
    Monsieur de Givenchy
    Sagamore is also good..

    I only know vintage formulations of most of them. I'm...
  44. Re: Which niche fragrance instantly makes you smile?

    Voleur de Roses
  45. Re: For those who think Aventus & Sauvage are great, are they great in the same way to you?

    Piercing, loud, cheap, dull, never leaves you alone. But I understand how it is. Dior had to make something. Francois Demachy had just enough time to create a skeleton, threw in some of the equally...
  46. Thread: Current Top 5?

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    Re: Current Top 5?

    dior leather oud

    bruno fazzolari feu secret
    slumberhouse jeke
    l’artisan dzing!
    profumo di firenze terrarossa
  47. Re: Summer Fragrances for People Who Hate Summer & Also Summer Fragrances

    Must try a few of those. Thanks.
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    Re: Your favorite PATCHOULI-PLUS fragrance?

    Current Tabu might be a little cheap but it’s still a BMF. Girl wears that and I’m excited.

    Vintage Givenchy Gentleman is possibly the most fully realized masculine fragrance ever made and has a...
  49. Poll: Re: What would I wear to a very warm pop concert?

    Apres l'Ondee
  50. Re: What makes a cologne a summer or winter cologne

    Believing that it is.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd July, 2017

    1954 Terrarossa (Profumo di Firenze)

    Calabrian Bergamot, Sweet orange, Tunisian Neroli
    Indonesian Nutmeg, Polynesian Ylang-ylang, Tuscan Cypress
    Haitian Vetiver, Java Vetiver


    68423
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    Re: Invasion Barbare: what a letdown!

    Piercing, perfumey, mincing, affected. Well made, but profoundly annoying.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 29th June, 2017

    Havana (Aramis)

    Coriander Seed, Juniper Berry, Caraway, Anise, Tangerine, Basil, Grapefruit, Orange
    Bay Rum, Cumin, Jamaican Pimento Berry, Pepper, Jasmine, Hyacinth
    Tobacco, Fir, Patchouli,...
  54. Re: How pregnancy has affected my sense of smell

    It's great to feel primal.
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    Re: Badgley Mischka to relaunch fragrance?

    “The first time I met Badgley Mischka’s fragrance was in a lab bottle tester at Bergdorf Goodman, a few months before its release. Sprayed on a blotter, the first thing that happened was a big,...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 28th June, 2017

    1954 Terrarossa (Profumo di Firenze)

    Calabrian Bergamot, Sweet orange, Tunisian Neroli
    Indonesian Nutmeg, Polynesian Ylang-ylang, Tuscan Cypress
    Haitian Vetiver, Java Vetiver
  57. Re: Has a fragrance ever literally made you nauseous?

    Not nauseous. but a couple of bottles that had seen too much heat and light and smelled like a lab accident. Those'll make you think about ever wearing a fragrance again.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 27th June, 2017

    No.88 (Czech & Speake)
    68115
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    Re: non coniferous 'green' scents

    Most vetivers are considered woods rather than greens, but whatever.

    Diptyque VIrgilio was a great one.
    Nino Cerruti (1979) was the only great thing NC ever made, and probably the best green...
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    Re: Amber makes me feel nauseous

    Amber - various resins and perfumery oils, usually including cistus and vanillin.

    They’re often immediately agreeable and there are some great ones, but most amber fragrances get tiresome and...
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    Re: Amber makes me feel nauseous

    Go light.
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    Re: How can perfume online be so cheap???

    Overstock
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    Re: Acqua di Gio Profumo

    Excellent job by the perfumer, good texture, but it's still Acqua di Gio. An hour is all I can take, but it'll make the girlies gurgle. :-)
  64. Re: Newbie advice for man with poor sense of smell?

    Balenciaga pour Homme
    YSL Kouros
    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme
    Lauder for Men
    Dior Leather Oud
    Czech & Speake No. 88
    Montale Black Aoud
    Chanel Egoiste
    YSL Rive Gauche pour Homme
    Dior Homme...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 24th June, 2017

    1954 Terrarossa (Profumo di Firenze)
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    Re: Amouage Interlude Man reformulation?

    Bought a magnetic bottle last year. It's substantial with a lot of nuance. Godzilla oriental. There's something alive in that little blue bottle.
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    Re: You can only keep 5 bottles...

    dior leather oud
    bruno fazzolari feu secret
    slumberhouse jeke
    l’artisan dzing!
    profumo di firenze terrarossa
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    Re: Best fragrance to Wear While writing an Exam?

    You wear something warm, relaxed, confident, familiar, reassuring, intelligent enough to offer quiet stimulation.

    Stuff like:

    Pour Monsieur - I don’t know the newest stuff
    Sycomore and other...
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    Re: The 80s Return According To This Article

    Good to see an article talking about it. Many 80's things are extremely good. Some formulas withstand reformulations much better than others.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 21st June, 2017

    Chanel Bois des Iles (vintage edt)

    Always feels too pretty, even a little boring, and I'd rather use Egoiste.
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    Re: Perfume Directory Inclusion Request

    All Chanel Les Exclusifs EDP's

    These have been up on Fragrantica for motnhs.
  72. Re: "The demise of..." thread: what has been losing ground?

    As well as restrictions or prohibitions on bergamot, jasmine, citral, birch tar, styrax, heliotrope, costus, ylang-ylang, damascones. every ingredient containing eugenol and geraniol, etc etc
    ...
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    Re: in search of Japanese scent

    Osmanthe Yunnan (Hermes)
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    Re: One Fragrance House

    Guerlain
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th June, 2017

    1954 terrarossa (profumo di firenze)

    MegaMav turned me on to this good fresh vetiver. Thanks !
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th June, 2017

    Knize Ten

    Ernest Beaux, Francois Coty, Vincent Roubert
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    L'Homme de Coeur
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    Re: Your absolute #1 favorite vetiver?

    Chanel Sycomore edt
    Profumo di Firenze 1954 Terrarossa
    Guerlain Vetiver (vintage 1996-99 edc)
    L'Artisan Timbuktu
    Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Carven Vetiver (1957)
    Guerlain Vetiver...
  79. Thread: Panty Twist

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    Re: Panty Twist

    Forgot about that one. Excellent.

    Another:

    "....Efficient mating strategies are good in principle, but this one is doomed. Waste time wondering which cologne pulls better, and your genes will...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th June, 2017

    L'Air du Desert Marocain
  81. Re: Designer scent that is NOT Sauvage or Chanel that is a great everyday scent and harbors complime

    Yohji Homme
    L'Instant pour Homme
    Guerlain Homme Intense
    Terre d'Hermes
    Mugler Cologne
    Les Copains pour Homme
  82. Re: Maurice Roucel creates latest Ferrari scent, Scuderia Ferrari Forte

    Sounds like a good type fragrance. Probably won't be great but always interesting to see what MR makes. Like the bottle, too. Too bad a car doesn't come with the fragrance. :-)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 3rd June, 2017

    Egoiste
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    Re: Fille en Aiguilles - Just Buy It?

    Good, kinda dull. "The tiresome affability of spices."
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    Re: Serge Lutens Discontinuing up to 10 Fragrances?

    I suggest writing to them. Yeah, they listen.

    https://en.sergelutens.com/contact/
  86. Re: Finally Decided To Part With My Bottle Of Montale Black Aoud

    Parting with Black Oud: Flashy fragrance, good fragrance, but can become a little tedious and annoying, I let it go many years ago. Many compliments on it though if that's what someone needs.
  87. Re: What kind of performance do you get with acqua di gio profumo?

    Long enough to get through a conversation with the woman trying to sell it to me, telling me how sexy it was, and then the ride home until I got there and washed off the monotony of the suburban...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd June, 2017

    Jules, Coriolan, DK Men Unleaded, etc - good ones in there today.

    ------------------------------------

    Eau de Rochas Homme (vintage)
  89. Re: James Franco is announced as face for upcoming Coach for Men fragrance

    "James Franco is announced as face for upcoming Coach for Men fragrance"

    Who cares.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 1st June, 2017

    Patchouli 24 (Le Labo)
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    Re: Fragrance your consider to be your "Baby"...

    Sycomore EDT
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 31st May, 2017

    Interlude Man (Amouage)
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Sycomore Eau de Parfum (Chanel)

    It is a different fragrance than the EDT. Fragrantica has had it up on their site for months.


    Edited by furrypine to add: 67717 The EdP has been added.
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    Re: Most worn in May 2017

    Unbelievable. These threads used to be huge.

    mainly
    sycomore edt
    sycomore edp
    chergui
    vetiver extraordinaire
    timbuktu
    guerlain homme intense
    dior homme edt
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th May, 2017

    Musc Ravageur (FM)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 29th May, 2017

    66781
    Serge Lutens
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th May, 2017

    66753
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th May, 2017

    Givenchy Gentleman (vintage)

    Smooth as cum on a gold tooth
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    Re: Chanel bottle designs circa late 1940s

    Beauty is simplicity and Chanel always reminds me that "Perfume is the most portable form of intelligence".
  100. Re: Grey vetiverr or now Zegna Haitian Vetiver - updated 5-26

    Sycomore EDP - Still excellent, and more substantial than the EDT
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Etro Vetiver
    Encre Noire

    Bel Ami Vetiver - sweet but good enough, has some character. ...
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