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  1. Poll: Re: Your Favorite Guerlain L'homme Ideal? Rate the rest?

    For me it's EDP followed by Cologne and Intense. Haven't sampled the rest unfortunately.
  2. Re: What are the most controversial notes?

    Animalics, oud, patchouli, rose, jasmine, violet
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    Re: Your favorite cinnamon fragrances?

    Oajan
    Tabac Rouge
    Musc Ravageur
    Meharees
    Chergui
    Five O'Clock Au Gingembre
    Tea For Two
    Tango
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    Re: Amouage Alert: Overture for man!

    Three of my favorite notes? Now I'm interested
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    Re: Gunpowder fragrances?

    Serge Lutens Bapteme du Feu
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    Re: Bentley Intense vs One Million Prive ?

    Both are worthy imo, though after smelling Idole it's been hard to go back to Bentley. Still, it's a nice rummy incensey spice fragrance that is definitely verging on niche, just wish it was a little...
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    Re: Overview of my Montale / Mancera haul

    This! I don't know why people give this good reviews, it is genuinely horrible.
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    Re: Leather for Summer

    African Leather I think works surprisingly well in summer
  9. Re: Where to buy fragrances online in Asia?

    Sadly my Mandarin level is not very high :embarassed: I'll investigate a little bit and see the options. Thanks for your help!
  10. Re: Where to buy fragrances online in Asia?

    Thanks for the recommendation of 1976, will definitely be using it. What shipping companies would you recommend?
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    Re: Wood and chocolate?

    Dude, Nasomatto Pardon 300%
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    Re: Hipsters and Fragrance (do they mix)

    100%
    Hipster appealing brands:
    -Byredo
    -Le Labo
    -Comme des Garcons
    -Imaginary Authors
    -Diptyque
    -Commodity

    Generally speaking though I'd say no, I've rarely met a good smelling (or...
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    Re: Guerlain Lui is underrated

    I've been thinking of picking it up blind - there are some great deals for it on Ebay and FragranceNet. It's almost never spoken about so I've always been intrigued by it, and of course I'm a huge...
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    Re: Perfume that lasts all day (???)

    Memo Paris African Leather
    Amouage Reflection Man
    Dior Homme Parfum
    Xerjoff Fars
    Parfums de Marly Herod/Oajan
    Mancera Red Tobacco
    Rasasi Tobacco Blaze
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    Re: Any of you guys wear Ambre Nuit by Dior?

    Ambre Nuit is one of my favorites, gorgeous transluscent amber with a juicy rose, grapefruit, and salty twang. Totally unisex and I get quite a few compliments from women when I wear it.
  16. Re: Pls recommend lavender/herbal fragrance (no.9 of max-10 collection)

    Lavande by Molinard
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    Re: Spicebomb Night Vision Story

    Should've gotten them digits BOI
  18. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    I'm 24, so it hasn't changed immensely. When I was in my teens I was overweight and didn't really care about fashion that much - lots of cargo shorts and hoodies. When I was around 19 though, I lost...
  19. Re: Where to buy fragrances online in Asia?

    This actually seems quite legit, I checked out their Taiwanese site and they seem to have quite a few niche brands for comparable prices to US discounters. Will definitely keep this on my radar!...
  20. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    Reiterating the love for Caron. I picked up Third Man for around $26 and love it to bits. Ditto with Meharees.
    Some of my picks:
    -Burberry London
    -Lomani Ab Spirit Millionaire Black Rose
    -Al...
  21. Where to buy fragrances online in Asia?

    Kind of a specific question, but I'm moving to Taiwan soon and I will be forlorn without being able to scoop up new smelly waters. I checked LuckyScent's international shipping rates, and it's forty...
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    Re: Commodity

    Vetiver is great, but my faves are definitely Tonka, Orris, and Velvet, with Velvet being the standout to me. Smells like a rosey By the Fireplace without that cloying hazelnut note and an almond...
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    Re: The best of Xerjoff?

    N a x o s
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  24. Re: Your favorite 3 cheapies below €/$ 25,=

    Lomani Ab Spirit Millionaire Black Rose
    Halloween Man Shot
    S.T. Dupont Royal Amber (not as cheap now)
    Boss Bottled Oud
    Lanvin Arpege Pour Homme sadly not a cheapie anymore :[

    You can also...
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    Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Thanks for the info :thumbsup:
  26. Re: Roja Creation-E smells like coca cola

    Agreed, I barely got a cola vibe from it. I get a cola vibe from something like say, Paco Rabanne Pure XS, but not Creation-E. Was a lot drier than I was expecting to be honest, got a lot of tobacco...
  27. Thread: Booze

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    Re: Booze

    Soooooo many good ones in here. I want them all :cry:
  28. Thread: Booze

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    Booze

    I love booze, whether it be drinking booze or smelling like booze. Sometimes I even drink a bit too much and spill some booze onto my already booze perfume skin. Hmmm. Smells great :coolold:
    What...
  29. Re: Rank the best Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrances

    From what I've smelt:

    1. Grand Soir
    2. Aqua Universalis Forte
    3. Masculin Pluriel
    4. Oud Satin Mood Extrait
    5. Aqua Celestia Forte
    6. Lumiere Noire Homme
    7. Gentle Fluidity Silver
    8. Gentle...
  30. Re: The 10 Fragrances I Can't Get Out of My Head and Am Totally Obsessed With Right Now OMG!

    For me it's:
    1. Memo Paris African Leather
    2. Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady
    3. Kerosene R'oud Elements, Unknown Pleasures, Sacred Memory, and Blackmail
    4. Rania J. Ambre Loup - amazing
    5....
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    Re: Riviera Vacation - what do you take?

    Bois 1920 Oltremare (incidentally my SOTD)
    Neroli Portofino Forte
    Tom Bahama Set Sail St. Barts (to spray on liberally whenever)
    Kenzo Homme Night
    Aqcua di Gio Profumo
    Maybe one of the Creeds:...
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    Re: Your Favorite Neroli Fragrances?

    Some unique choices here, definitely going to check these out



    Lots of nice stuff here!
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    Your Favorite Neroli Fragrances?

    I've recently become obsessed with neroli fragrances after sampling Guerlain Neroli Outrenoir and the new Byredo release, Sundazed. I didn't really care for the note that much before, but suddenly it...
  34. Re: Best affordable amber fragrance for men under $100?

    Agree that Elie Saab No. 3 is fantastic. Got it for about $50 on FragranceNet.
  35. Re: Your current favorite warm comforting fragrances?

    L'Artisan Tea For Two
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Parfums de Marly Herod & Oajan
    Xerjoff Ivory Route
    Montale Intense Cafe
    Diptyqe 34 Boulevard St. Germain EDP
    and of course, Grand Soir +111111
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    Re: Best Silver Mountain Water clone?

    Al-Wisam Day I don't own, but I've heard it's very close to SMW with amped up rose and no ink note. I do however have Entebaa by Rasasi and can confirm it is a lot like SMW with an added red...
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    Re: Luxardo cherries?

    It doesn't exactly smell like your description, but try Qom Chilom by Stephane Humbert Lucas 777. It's an incredible and unique fragrance, albeit pricey. Mancera has one called Wild Cherries that...
  38. Re: Rose fans, have you tried Much Ado About The Duke by Penhaligon's?

    I quite like it, not much of a rose scent as a previous poster said but still really nice and refined. My 2nd favorite from the Portraits collection after The Uncompromising Sohan.
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    Re: Latest Memo - Winter Palace!

    Smelt it a few days ago in Neiman Marcus. I liked it, but it reminded me a LOT of Remember Me by Jovoy. Don't know if anyone else found that resemblance but it was the first thing that came to mind...
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    Re: Earthiest patchouli

    The earthiest (and best) I've smelt was Patchouli Nobile. Really looking forward to trying Santa Maria Novella's.
  41. Poll: Re: Which Fragrance Family Are You Wearing to Easter or Passover Services?

    Prada L'Homme was my Easter scent. Wore it with a crisp white shirt and a beige linen suit. Seemed to fit perfectly.
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    Re: Amouage Portrayal

    Surely there'll be more to them than that. So far the Woman version is looking to be more interesting than the Man.
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    Re: Green fragrance for hot weather

    Guerlain Homme EDP
    Zoologist Elephant
    Imaginary Authors St. Julep
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    Re: Which scent for Comiccon???

    I think wearing any fragrance at all will put you heads and shoulders above most con goers. The olfactory nightmares I have from years of going to Dragon-Con and Kami-Con...:shocked:
  45. Re: Talking Cartier Declaration...your favourite release/flanker ???

    I actually find the cumin in L'Eau to be quite prominent, though not as prominent as the original for sure.

    d'Un Soir and Parfum are my favorites, leaning towards d'Un Soir. DDS has to be one of...
  46. Re: Any new undiscovered cheapies or clones?

    Yohji Yamamoto I Am Not Going to Disturb You Homme
    Had this one recommended to me by a Basenoter and I picked it up for $55, so it's not a "cheapie" per se. Beautiful masculine rose and spice.
    Al...
  47. Re: Dry, Warm, Spicy and Under $60 - Something like Noir Epices

    Meharees by L'Erbolario
    And +1 to Heritage and Eav des Bavx. The smokey balsamic vanilla and tobacco in Eav des Bavx is divine, and Heritage is a fragrance colossus.
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    Re: Favorite Cold Weather Fragrance?

    Chergui
    Dior Homme Parfum
    Oajan
    Feve Delicieuse
    Portrait of a Lady
    Plum Japonais
    Tabac Rouge
    Intense Cafe
    Ambre Eccentrico
    Amber Absolutely
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    Re: What’s the best acqua di parma?

    Essenza, Cedro di Taormina, Colonia Oud, and Arancia di Capri from what I've tried. Also enjoy Fico di Amalfi, but I think there are better fig frags out there.
  50. Re: Must have: spring summer frags. Help please.

    +1 for Carven L'Eau Intense. One of the best recommendations I've gotten on here and a cheapie to boot.

    Try:
    -Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza, Cedro di Taormina, & Fico di Amalfi
    -Cartier...
  51. Re: Just sampled L'homme Ideal EDP and Cologne...what's the hype about? These are extremely overrate

    I really like the EDP.

    Dusty almond, spices, balsamic, smokey vanilla, creamy sandalwood, and on my skin, a strong, syrupy rose (probably the rose + cherry combo). Doesn't last all that long, but...
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    Re: My 3 most complimented fragrances

    Designer/cheapie top 3:
    1. Azzaro Wanted by Night
    2. Halloween Man Shot
    3. Burberry London

    Niche top 3:
    1. Layton
    2. Tuxedo
    3. Feve Deliceuse
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    Re: Best Saffron Scent

    Versace Man is my favorite, but Safran Troublant is quite lovely - almost like a saffron and rosewater infused cream. Wish it was a bit more potent but most L'Artisan fragrances aren't very loud...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Got a 10ml decant of Mancera Hindu Kush yesterday. Really really enjoy this clean vanillic incense with just the faintest hint of hash. Definitely is becoming one of my favorites from Mancera.
  55. Re: Best Tom Ford Private Blend for clubbing?

    Honestly, I wouldn't wear any of them to the club. I mean maybe Tuscan Leather, but the thought of sweaty bodies and BO mixed with a nuclear batch of TL almost makes me want to hurl. Black Orchid or...
  56. Re: Favorite style notes and fragrances for Spring

    Iris, vetiver, fig, rose and white florals remind me of springtime.

    Declaration d'Un Soir
    Portrait of a Lady
    Prada L'Homme
    Grey Vetiver EDP
    Carnal Flower
    Reflection Man
    Carven L'Eau...
  57. Re: frags marketed to women but work great on men

    Plum Japonais and Sahara Noir lean entirely masculine to me. No idea why they weren't marketed as unisex, but the whole gender in fragrance thing is bogus anyway :thumbsup:

    Valentino Donna Noir...
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    Re: Top 10 colognes I smell in California

    As someone who lives in Alabama, this this this. I smell another person wearing fragrance maybe once or twice every few months. An old coworker wore Acqua di Gio Profumo though, and smelled...
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    Re: Mens rose frags

    To add a voice to the choir...

    Portrait of a Lady is the best rose fragrance I've ever smelt. Hell, one of the best fragrances I've ever smelt period. This one should shoot to the top of your...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Best Tuberose

    Cocaine by Franck Boclet is an interesting tuberose fragrance, worth checking out.

    But I chose Carnal Flower.
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    Re: Suggestions for Masculine Rose based scent

    I've worn Portrait of a Lady to the office before without any controversy. It's quite unisex, bordering on masculine. Ditto with Intense Cafe, though as others have mentioned, go easy on the trigger....
  62. Re: Luckyscent's Astrological Guide to Fragrance

    As a Leo, I do love Enchanted Forest and Philosykos, but I don't really like L'Air du Desert Marocain and really don't like Virgin Island Water. Weird choices for Leo if you ask me.
  63. Re: Is there one single fragrance that you would recommend without even having to think about it?

    I'd say either Mugler Cologne or Grey Vetiver EDP. Fresh, soapy, clean, a bit grassy...I don't see how they could offend anybody.
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    Re: The Merchant of Venice - Thoughts?

    That's sad to hear :( I was especially excited about Arabesque and Rococco. I guess I'll see if I can sample them before making up my mind.
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    The Merchant of Venice - Thoughts?

    I've always been curious about this house because of their absolutely gorgeous bottles and evocative names, but their fragrances are of course quite hard to come by here in the US. However, a host of...
  66. Re: Top 10 Fragrance Reviewers I Can't Stand

    I agreed with many of his points, but I've always hated him as a reviewer. Comes across as a niche huge snob and generally unlikeable person, though his reviews are always quite thorough. Still, even...
  67. Re: Greatest iris masculines in your opinion

    +72874 to DH line, especially DHP
    +24234 to Bois d'Argent
    Arpege Pour Homme by Lanvin
    Prada L'Homme/L'Homme Intense/Infusion d'Homme
    Jo Malone Orris and Sandalwood
    Valentino Uomo/Uomo Intense...
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    Re: arpege pour homme lanvin

    Similarly to Avant-Garde, it's a really nice fragrance but not worth the high prices it commands on Ebay. As others have noted, it's quite different from DHI. Where DHI is lipsticky iris with...
  69. Re: What perfumes seem hot, passionate or fiery to you?

    Absolue Pour Le Soir
    Journey Man
    Fumidus
    Musc Ravageur
    And not "hot" per se, but Black Orchid EDP smells very, very carnal to me. I don't know if it's the whole marketing thing/reviews (Tom Ford...
  70. Re: Zaharoff Signature Pour Homme (2018)

    Looking forward to it. Who doesn't like free stuff? I'll submit a page for it and maybe leave the first review.
  71. Zaharoff Signature Pour Homme (2018)

    I just won the 2018, Nordstrom exclusive Zaharoff Signature Pour Homme in a giveaway and there's very little info about it online. Noticed that it's missing a Basenotes page as well. Anyone smelt...
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    Re: What is the best TOM FORD fragrance?

    Any love for Plum Japonais?

    Other than that, I will concur with the overwhelming consensus on Black Orchid and Tobacco Vanille. However, I'm also a big fan of Oud Minerale, Amber Absolute, Neroli...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    Just finished my decant of Portrait of a Lady, and I must say...

    One of the best fragrances ever composed, and definitely one of the best rose fragrances ever, bar none. Will be on the lookout for...
  74. Re: What's your least favorite fragrance in your collection?

    M7 Oud Absolu, the new formulation. I don't hate it - in fact, I actually like it - but I just don't see it as very wearable. Something about the medicinal oud, mandarin, and patchouli doesn't sit...
  75. Re: The Big Issue - Wearing The Other Gender ?

    I think it's a non-issue. I have tried and wear a lot of fragrances classified as "feminine" - Donna Noir Absolu, Black Orchid EDP, Portrait of a Lady, Carnal Flower, Plum Japonais, Oud Silk Mood,...
  76. Re: For fall/winter and for spring summer. Which ones to get

    I would choose Tuxedo and Elysium Parfum
  77. Re: What Is The Fragrance That Is A constant Reminder As To Why You Participate In This Hobby?

    Dior Homme Parfum, Noir de Noir, Ambre Nuit, Green Irish Tweed, Tonka Imperiale, Heritage EDT, and Portrait of a Lady for me.
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    Poll: BEST OF: Hermes Jardin line

    With Un Jardin Sur La Lagune coming out this year and spring fast approaching, which installment in the Jardin line is your favorite? I've only had the chance to try Un Jardin Sur Le Nil and Un...
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    Re: Grey vetiver edp

    I wouldn't classify it as a youthful scent per se, but neither would I classify it as mature. It's just a clean, fresh, soapy vetiver with some spices. Could work for anyone.
  80. Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    Huge fan of Santal Royal, Tonka Imperiale, Angelique Noire, L'Homme Ideal EDP & Cologne, Homme, and Vetiver. Would love to try Heritage, Habit Rouge & Dress Code, vintage Mitsouko, etc. Definitely...
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    Re: 3 Essentials That Represent Your Style?

    Summer: clean white sneaks/brown leather loafers, earth toned linen shirts, grey or olive green shorts
    Winter: chelsea or lace up boots, navy duffel coat, oxford shirts under thick wool sweaters
  82. Re: Jeremy Fragrance: Is this the beginning of the end?

    LOL @ his replies to the comments. He's trying to play it off as just "haters player hating". $400 for a blind buy :rolleyesold: What a joke
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    Re: L' Artisan Parfumeur

    Every L'Artisan I've tried has been great. Mon Numero 10, Timbuktu, Tea For Two, Traversee du Bosphore, Safran Troublant, Batucada, and Noir Exquis - all fantastic and affordably priced.

    My faves...
  84. Re: So Parfums Vintage just dropped more scents

    Cacophony is definitely a clone of Coromandel
  85. Re: Baccarat Rouge 540 Mfk vs Spiritueuse Double Vanille Guerlain

    SDV imo is the better fragrance
  86. Re: Recommendations on a Cartier men's fragrance?

    Big fan of Declaration L'Eau and Declaration d'Un Soir, really would like to try DDUN Intense and Declaration Parfum. Was not a fan of L'Envol EDP but heard that the EDT is nice.
  87. Re: Fragrances you couldn´t wait to smell, but ended up disappointing you

    Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait
    Carlisle
    Herod (though I've grown to like it over time)
    Coromandel
    Allure Homme Eau Extreme
    L'Homme Ideal EDP
    Invasion Barbare
    Tobacco Vanille
    Lost Cherry...
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    Re: Jean Paul Gaultier Kokorico vs. LIDGE

    Understood. Will pick up LIDGE instead.
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    Re: Roma Uomo. What are your thoughts?

    I smelled a sample of it and it was one of the heavenliest fragrances I've ever smelt - herbs and bright citrus over a base of woods and creamy woods. I rushed to buy a full bottle on Ebay and found...
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    Jean Paul Gaultier Kokorico vs. LIDGE

    Which patch 'n' cacao combo do you prefer? Both are going for more or less the same price on Fragrancenet. Which one should I pick up?
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    Re: Grand Soir vs Baccarat rouge 540

    Grand Soir by a country mile. BR540 just smells like woody candy. Though GS smells like vanilla pudding.
  92. Re: Guilty pleasure: sweet, synthetic mess fragrances

    Eros
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    Re: Top Underhyped/Unsung Heroes

    This is one of my favorite fragrances ever and was my first fragrance love. Reminds me of visiting Rome in the spring. Just love the little bit of soapiness and creaminess it has.
  94. Re: Thoughts on the Clean range of fragrances?

    Sometimes you just wanna smell clean. I like a little bit of soapiness in a fragance. Prada Amber, Infusion d'Homme, and L'Homme are the kings of the genre imo. Mugler Cologne is pretty good too.
  95. Re: Has there ever been another men's frag that had the impact Aventus has?

    One Million was (and still is) absolutely huge if we're talking 2010s. CK One, A&F Fierce, and Acqua di Gio were massive when I was younger.

    Still have yet to smell Aventus on another person in...
  96. Re: Phaedon - Tabac Rouge / Mancera - Red Tabacco ?

    Tabac Rouge is one of my grail fb purchases. Amazing fragrance that handily surpasses TV in my eyes. Haven't tried Red Tobacco yet but I can attest to the house's nuclear projection. Wore five sprays...
  97. Re: Has a fragrance ever made you emotional?

    Gucci Pour Homme II makes me nostalgic for my college days. Not necessarily "emotional", but somewhat melancholy. I bathed in it and Versace Eros from age 18-22.
  98. Re: Your Current Planned Fragrance Purchases?

    That's the one that was composed by Francis Kurkdijan, right? I've had that one on my radar but I keep forgetting about it lol. For under $30, why not? Sounds great. Thanks for the recommendation...
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    Re: *NEW* Guerlain Bois Mystérieux (2019)

    Interested in at least sampling this one. Never got around to trying Songe d'un Bois d'Été, but I've enjoyed all of the Guerlain "private line" (whatever they call it) fragrances that I've tried.
  100. Re: Your Current Planned Fragrance Purchases?

    I have (and have sampled) mostly dark, heavy hitting autumn and winter fragrances, so I'm gearing up for spring and summer by copping some freshies. In consideration:
    -Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...
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