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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    His latest two reviews are up, and they are extremely entertaining to read. Incredibly well written.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, February 16, 2014

    Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, February 15, 2014

    Kouros (vintage)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, February 13, 2014

    this is my choice too...serious cabin fever(in Atlanta).... I'm going to get out of this f****ing house even if a glacier is coming down the street.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, January 8, 2014

    SOTD A*men
    SOTE Insense *vintage*
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    Re: What was your first fragrance?

    Polo in seventh grade
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    Re: Manly Chypre

    Aramis 900
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, January 5, 2014

    F. Malle Portrait

    SOtE Azzaro Acteur
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, January 4, 2014

    Polo vintage
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, January 4, 2014

    Halston Z-14
    VINTAGE (on left arm).....much richer, woody oakmoss
    Current (on right)....lemon pledge
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    Re: Sample Recommendations?

    Frederic malle sells a nice set of 10ml bottles
    Not cheap though.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, January 2, 2014

    Lauder for men vintage (sotd)
    Lauder for men current (sote)
  13. Re: (2014) A New Year and a Fragrant Resolution

    Awesome advice!
    I might try wearing the same one for several days.
  14. Re: Sandalwoods galore - my journey with this popular note

    They sell sample sets at theperfumedcourt.com
    Try searching ebay for some vintage mysore sandalwood
    My favorite is the amouage sandal attar.
  15. Re: What is according to you the best men's Guerlain fragrance?

    Jicky !!'
  16. Re: Your the 'average joe' which two frags do you live with for the rest of your life?

    TdH
    Dior Homme
  17. Re: S O T D : TUESDAY ; December 31, 2013(last day of the year)

    Frederic Malle Portrait

    ....still going strong on one spray 12 hours later
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday December 21 2013

    Art of Shaving Sandalwood
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, December 20, 2013

    Derby for work
    Kouros for the evening
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

    Burberry London
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

    SOTD: Serge Lutens MKK
    SOTE: Aramis

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    Re: The official male fragrance of Basenotes

    Gucci pour Homme I

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  23. Re: Gres - Cabochard - Help me figure this out

    Nobody ever mentions the sandalwood note, which is very prominent in both the current formulations of Azuree and Gres IMO.

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    Re: Smoothest scent you own

    Dior Fahrenheit
  25. Re: Fragrances by Aramis - Which ones do you like and recommend?

    JHL and Aramis 900 are my favorites(both current and vintage)
    Havana also smells great in current formulation
    Tuscany and Aramis I like only in vintage.
    I'm on the fence about Devin: it is...
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    Re: Guerlain Help

    Habit Rouge EDT is closely related to Shalimar EDC and Jicky EDT(both are fine in current formulation IMO).
  27. Re: do you sometime just zone out...(out of this world)...when you wear a certain fragrance?

    Some women have this effect on me but not perfume.....well maybe Shalimar EDC or possibly Mitsouko
  28. Re: How often do you smell fragrances on other men?

    We have a lot of Europeans at the hotel where I work, and they are not shy about wearing cologne. As for the guests, it is pretty common to smell aquatics. Only occasionally do I smell something...
  29. Re: This man wears Kouros to work everyday, so I stopped wearing Kouros

    I love Kouros, and I would make it a point of becoming his friend. And this should lead to an important discussion about over-application and rotating one's wardrobe.
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    Re: Shalimar for men - which vintage?

    The current Shalimar EDC(in blue box) smells very unisex compared to the EDT. It *was* inexpensive but appears to be going up in price so possibly discontinued. Absolutely brilliant and highly...
  31. Thread: Gucci.

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    Re: Gucci.

    Get it quick.....I missed a similar offer at the local mall...it was gone when I came back :(
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    Re: Kouros or Mont Blanc Individuel

    I have too many gourmands in my collection, so ironically I find Kouros to be refreshing.
  33. Re: Your Designer Collection Disappears: How would you rebuild it?

    Age: 42

    Favorite (non-vintage, non-niche):

    Patchouli: Giorgio Beverly Hills Giorgio for Men
    Sandalwood: Chanel Egoiste
    Vetiver: Hermes Terre de Hermes
    Floral:...
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    Re: One comment ruined my nose!

    thanks to basenotes, I will think "urinal cakes" now whenever I wear Kouros
  35. Re: Favorite Sandalwood Scent with good longevity?

    Amouage Sandal attar....great longevity but hard to find as it is now discontinued
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    Re: Why All the Reformulation?

    Here's a novel idea: it is possible the perfumer may want to tweak the formula to make it smell better.
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    Re: Summer scents with a musky base

    Frederic Malle's Geranium pour Monsiuer has a fresh minty vibe with a musky drydown
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    Re: male bar soap

    Sandalwood soap by Madina or Caswell Massey....
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    Re: Under the Radar Animalic Gems

    It stays close to the skin but Tom Ford's Purple Patchouli has an underlying fecal note.
  40. Re: Should we expect another Thierry Mugler Pure this year?

    I'm in total agreement.....love the drydown but do not care for the journey to get there
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, May 4th, 2013

    vintage Haltson Z14 in the aftershave concentration
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    Re: Favorite mint note in a fragrance !?

    Geranium pour Monsieur
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    Re: Kouros=Aramis ?

    They are both highly polarizing but that is where the similarity ends. I don't think they are even in the same fragrance family: Aramis is a dry herbal leather chypre; Kouros is a green, floral...
  44. Re: Does anyone use Muscs Koblai Khan as a signature?

    The reputation MKK has is just from the topnotes, and they fade rather quickly. I don't know why people are afraid of MKK....to me it is a harmless white musk that can be worn anywhere.

    I...
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    Re: Shalimar Vs. Habit Rouge

    The EDC version of Shalimar is considerably more butch than the EDP. Habit Rogue is closely related and equally brilliant. I say get them both!!
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    Re: Your rarest fragrance

    Amouage Sandal Attar
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    Poll: Re: Poll for best fragrance from Amouage!

    Amouage Sandal attar is not really a "fragrance" per say but nothing really beats the smell of pure Mysore sandalwood oil.
  48. Re: What fragrances have you worn day after day?

    TdH, Shalimar EDC, Aramis 900
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    Re: What is your favorite Chypre?

    the Bernard Chant twins deserve a mention!

    Aromatic Elixir/Aramis 900
    Aramis/Azuree
    Aliage/Devin

    Sorry Bernard but MITSOUKO is still the greatest Chypre.
  50. Poll: Re: POLL: The War of the Roses (no, not the movie)

    I'm a big fan of POLA, but I am especially drawn to melancholy aspect of the rose accord in Aramis 900.
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes...

    If indeed the EDT is louder and projects more, then it kind of begs the question:

    Is the "pure parfum" version really a parfum concentration, or a marketing gimmick?
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    Re: What is the best male fragrance for men?

    Hint: You can buy Top 10 sample sets from several online retailers, such as the Perfumed Court and Surrender to Chance.
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    Re: Name some "dry" fragrances you love.

    +1 on Tommy Bahama (brown) and Gucci Pour Homme I

    I will add Givenchy Xeryus Rouge
  54. Re: If you could only choose five vintage scents to complete your collection, what would they be?

    Egoiste Cologne Concentree
    Patou pour Homme
    Patou Pour Homme Privee
    Chanel Pour Monsiuer
    Giorgio for Men
  55. Re: If you end up in hell, which fragrance will the devil make you wear for all eternity as punishme

    D&G Light Blue pour Homme
  56. Re: What's your fragrance that you love more than other people?

    +1 on Tom Ford's Purple Patchouli

    And I do not get why do so many hate Aramis?
  57. Re: Which designer scent sends you running for clean air?

    Don't get in my car wearing Dolce Gabanna Light Blue pour Homme.....I will leave you on the side of the road:-)
  58. Re: Fragrances you had to buy bottles of after first sniff

    Aramis JHL comes to mind....I remember saying "Oh my God: Youth Dew for men!" As it turns out, JHL is descended from Cinnabar, and Cinnabar was originally called Youth Dew Soft the first year it was...
  59. Re: Is There a Fragrance That Epitomises 70's Disco ?

    +1 for Jovan Musk!
    Jovan Sex Appeal for Men fits the bill perfectly too :-)
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    Re: Kouros Fraicheur - What a Beauty!

    Both Kouros and Kourous Fraicheur are real eye-openers....in a very good way IMO. Whenever I feel like I am getting bored with fragrance, Kouros magically resets my nose. You might like vintage...
  61. Re: Question for the group? decant or whole bottles?

    you can also save some more money by buying splits from others in the fragrance community rather than decants from retail websites
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    Re: O'driu: Where to find samples?

    I ordered mine on March 23, and it arrived on April 16. Pretty good deal (16 samples) for under $15.
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    Re: Relax and calming scent for bed ?

    the EDC concentration of Shalimar
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    Re: What is in your collection

    40 bottles and ~100 decants/samples/minis....I try to avoid buying full bottles if possible. Splits are the way to go.
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    Re: The Aquatics and Mainstreaming

    the key ingredient in aquatics (Calone) is headache inducing for me personally, but I think it can be done well, such New West by Aramis.
  66. Re: Article: Greatest Hits: Annick Menardo

    Very informative. Thanks!
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    Re: Fragrance for business conference

    wear anything you want, but go light on the application
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    Re: Suggest me a fragrance for my age.

    I second Dior Homme.
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    Re: What is your favorite aquatic fragrance?

    Aramis New West for Him....I can barely even smell the calone.:thumbsup:
  70. Re: Kouros Question (Am I missing something?)

    I do not think of Kouros as being an incense fragrance at all...to me it is a masculine floral chypre. It is super strong, so I would just do one spray on the arm(not too close to the nose). I...
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    Re: Top 10 Cheapies!

    Giorgio for Men
    Quorum
    Grey Flannel
    Body Shop White Musk for Men
    Old Spice
    Tommy Bahama (brown)
    Azzaro PH
    Avon Mesmerize
    Jovan Musk for Men
    Molinard Patchouli
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    Re: Best Vanilla/smooth, creamy scent?

    Bulgari Black and Lolita Lempicka au Masculin are two inexpensive vanilla bombs by the great Annick Menardo.
  73. Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    I can't imagine wearing this everyday, but it does help reset my nose.
  74. Re: What is the ultimate most macho alpha male scent ever created?

    living in the deep South, powerful men smell like they have just come from the barbershop, so I would say an aromatic fougere like Azzaro Pour Homme
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    Re: Vintage Giorgio beverly hills

    This is a good thread to read if you are worried about the need to hunt down a bottle of the vintage juice:

    ...
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    Re: An Idealized Future

    will the perfume industry rejoice, or seek revenge by jacking up the price of the original?
  77. Re: Pick your day and night fragrances for a warm climate.

    Day: Guerlain Eau de Guerlain
    Night: Creed Jardin d'Amalfi
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    Re: Any good tasty night out scents?

    just saw a bottle of Bulgari Black at Marshalls for under $30....vanilla bomb with a strange rubber notes...one spray lasts forever
  79. Re: Why do we wear perfume ????????????????????????????????

    I hated the "barbershop" smell, and wanted to be different back in college, so I bought a bottle of Aramis 900.
    Later, I became obsessed with sandalwood and a Google search led to basenotes......
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    Re: Help needed guys!

    Bulgari Black
  81. Re: Like certain records Are Scents at first disliked eventually loved?

    I find myself gravitating back to the classics, and liking them much more than I did when first sampled.
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    Re: Animalic Madness

    Kouros is a classic animalic
    vintage Lauder for Men is very challenging to wear
    the opening blast of civet in Shalimar EDC is worth sniffing
    in the bargain bin, try Jovan Musk for Men...pure skank
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    Re: O'driu: Where to find samples?

    I gave up on ordering samples for the official website. It seems like the order form is geared towards European customers and some of the information they insisted on having to complete the order...
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    Poll: Re: Best/Favorite Vanilla based fragrance?

    I love Guerlain's closely related trio: Shalimar EDC, Jicky EDT, Habit Rouge EDT
  85. Re: Best light, close to skin perfumes for men

    Dior Bois d'Argent...very light, impossible to over apply but still get compliments
  86. Re: if you went with 2 houses for life, what 2 would you pick ?

    Aramis/Estee Lauder
    Guerlain
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, March 21st, 2013

    L'Agent by Agent Provocatuer
  88. Re: What fragrance gives you a fully satisfying experience?

    I love POAL too, but I love it's closely related sibling Geranium pour Monsiuer even more
  89. Re: Your most loved and hated note in perfumery currently.

    sorry but I hesitate to pick out individual notes.

    Loving animalic notes lately...
    as always, hating the aquatics...

    all time favorites remain sandalwood and patchouli...
  90. Re: How do you choose which fragrance to wear?

    I usually look at the SOTD post and just copy someone else who has better taste than me. LOL
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

    vintage Estee Lauder Cinnabar....
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

    my post ride fragrance for this chilly evening is Chanel Sycomore
  93. Re: "The price of a regular coffee. Yep, not even a cuppucino."

    I'm sure fragrance is a standard component for the business model of just about every designer house: it is the cash cow.
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    Re: Body Odor as a complement to a fragrance

    I certainly do not advocate skipping the daily shower/shampoo, however I will say that I do really like the salty, sunburned scent I get on my arms after a training ride. It is a clean skin scent;...
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    Re: Salvatore Ferragamo scents for men

    Black was created by none other than Olivier Polge, and it reminds me somewhat of two of his other fragrances: Dior Homme and Spicebomb. I need to revisit this one myself.
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    Re: Best of Eighties Decade

    Guerlain Jicky....1889!!!

    for the 1980's my first pick would be Estee Lauder Lauder for Men

    many others: Aramis JHL, PDN New York, Giorgio for Men, Or Black
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    Re: Sandalwood, what's "best?"

    I have the discontinued Amouage Sandal Attar, and it is not the holy grail that I hoped it would be. I did some sampling based on an earlier thread and really enjoyed MPG Santal Noble.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 17, 2013

    Vintage Cinnabar (I recently learned it was marketed as "Soft Youthdew" the first year it was released.)
  99. Re: i want to purchase an expensive fragrance... Black Afgano or Jubilation XXV?

    I think you could safely blind buy Jubilation, but you better sample Black Afgano first: there is a current split on youtube for Black Afgano....$39 for 5ml
  100. Re: What has a strong black pepper note but not sweet?

    Gucci Gucci Pour Homme I
    Tommy Bahama Tommy Bahama Men(brown)
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