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    Re: SOTD: Saturday 17th of November

    Aventus
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 16th of November

    http://www.perfumania.com/wcsstore/PerfumaniaSAS/upload/images/products/PRFM-132700.jpg
    Burberry for Men
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 15th of November

    Original Vetiver
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    Re: any fans of creed himalaya?

    I'm a fan of it. It's not a smell to go ga-ga over, but it makes me feel good in a way that few other scents I own do.
  5. Re: Bulgari Aqua vs Bulgari Aqua Marine (FOR SUMMER)

    To me, Aqua Marine is more refreshing. It manages to be light while still getting pretty impressive longevity from an aquatic. Aqua is a more robust scent, which for me is actually a detriment in the...
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    Re: Top 10 most versatile from your collection

    Bleu de Chanel
    Platinum Egoiste
    Green Irish Tweed
    Original Vetiver
    Sycomore
    Mugler Cologne
    Terre d'Hermes
    Aventus
    Himalaya
    Pure Shot
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    Re: The tobacco finish of Spicebomb...

    I've thought since its release that Spicebomb smells like One Million laid over Burberry London.
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    Re: Matching fragrances to your look

    Though there aren't hard and fast rules about it, I would say that I try to co-ordinate my scent and my appearance most days.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Though there aren't hard and fast rules about...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel vs Bvlgari Aqva

    I prefer Bleu, though I own both it and Aqva Marine. Bleu is classier, more versatile, and IMO smells better.
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    Re: favorite dry (non-sweet) fragrannce

    Platinum Egoiste, or Bleu de Chanel if you'd consider that one dry.

    Check out Burberry London, too.
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    Re: le male vs angel men

    A*Men, no contest.
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    Re: 3 great work scents...

    I'd agree with several that have been mentioned already, but of those that haven't...

    Creed Original Vetiver
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Mugler Cologne
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    Re: SOTD & SOTN: Tuesday 30th of Oct

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    Re: SOTD & SOTN: Monday 29th of Oct

    http://www.moodiereport.com/images/Amen%20Pure%20Malt.jpg
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    Re: 1000$ and 30 seconds to decide!

    Memoir Man
    Erolfa
    Sycomore
    Leather Oud
    Amber Sultan
  16. Re: What was your first niche fragrance? How did it make you feel?

    Creed Himalaya, which had a smell and vibe unlike anything I'd tried up to that point. Still just makes me feel good to wear that one, even though it doesn't "smell good" in the traditional sense....
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    Re: Masculine ambers?

    Ambre 114 is nice, but the vanilla element is very strong to me. The other two I've liked best are Ambre Sultan and Omnia Profumo's Ambra.
  18. Re: Which scent would you define as "Nothingnness Bottled"?

    Pi Neo was the one for me. I never could tell what it smelled like.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 26th of October

    Looks like this is the last day of warm weather for a while, so I figured I'd pull out old faithful...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, October 25th, 2012

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    Re: Help me pick out my fall/winter fragrance!

    London or L'Instant. I'm 23 and wear L'Instant with no hesitation, if that matters.

    Between the two, if you want a woodsier, less sweet scent, you want London. If you want something more...
  22. Re: Picking up some new things. Cold weather scents!

    A solid list all the way down. I doubt you'll really go wrong.

    For me, if you like Fahrenheit that should be one of the ones you get. Rive Gauche is good stuff, but it never really got me thrilled...
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    Re: Creed purchase - first time

    I own both GIT and Cool Water, and use them for different purposes. I see the similarities, but they give off a completely different effect to me. Not everybody agrees, so I recommend sampling both....
  24. Re: 5 must have fragrances for any mens fragrance enthusiast

    For me, I'd say that you oughta at least give a good chance to get to know:

    Winter - A*Men (or flankers)
    Spring - Green Irish Tweed
    Summer - Mugler Cologne
    Fall - Terre d'Hermes
    Wildcard -...
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    Re: TOP 5 Must Own Scents For the College Student!

    For different reasons, all. This would, in my opinion, be a good core collection:

    Mugler Cologne
    Spicebomb
    La Nuit de l'Homme
    Bleu de Chanel or Terre d'Hermes
    Play Intense

    Pure Malt is a...
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    Re: Top 5 for every season

    Winter
    A*Men
    Ambre Sultan/114
    Pure Malt
    Play Intense
    Fahrenheit 32

    Spring
    Green Irish Tweed
    Himalaya
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    Re: "This would be my signature fragrance if..."

    Aside from the problem that I just get bored easily, which would follow literally any fragrance I could name...

    Pure Malt would be my signature fragrance if... I could wear it more easily in warm...
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    Re: What's your comfort scent?

    Pure Malt, and occasionally the original A*Men tend to do it for me.

    Now, if the weather's gonna be hot, then it's Virgin Island Water.
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    Re: Cold weather versatility

    L'Instant de Guerlain would seem to fit the bill. It certainly does for me. 1828 by Histoires de Parfums springs to mind, too.

    For me, I'm really looking forward to wearing a lot of those, as well...
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    Re: An orange/grapefruit fragrance?

    +1 Eau du Pamplemousse Rose. Also, Concentree d'Orange Verte is a great fragrance. Both have very clear, refreshing takes on their respective citruses.
  31. Re: Do you where a fragrance if you are staying at home all day?

    Yeah, and it tends to be something I haven't worn in a while, or something that I find to be "comforting." For the latter category, A*Men and Pure Malt come out a lot.
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    Re: Gross imbalance of fall/winter fragances

    I tend to favor lighter stuff as often as not, so I actually have wound up with a pretty well-balanced collection. I have noticed that it seems a lot of people on here aren't too fond of light scents...
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    Re: Versace blue jeans and boss bottled

    Oh, I forgot earlier that Guess by Marciano for Men is also in this category. Has anybody else worn this one? It never gets mentioned on here but I think it's as good as anything else like it.
  34. Re: What's a fail proof casual day cologne for fall/winter?

    +1 Gucci PH II

    In terms of failsafes (meaning, to me, likeable designer fragrances), the relatively new Original Penguin (in the brown bottle) is pretty likeable. It's very similar to Boss Bottled...
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    Re: Versace blue jeans and boss bottled

    To me they all have this sort of very approachable sweet spiciness to them. I'm not great with note breakdowns or even always getting the vocabulary right, but that's how I'd describe them. I also...
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    Poll: Re: Getting sick of my three cologne line-up...

    I'm not a huge fan of M7, personally. L'Instant, off this list.

    Is there anything in particular you want out of this next fragrance purchase? A vibe, a void to be filled, or something like that? I...
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    Re: Wats everyones top 5 favorites?

    Changes daily, but these would always be up there:

    Original Vetiver
    Pure Malt
    Ambre 114
    Platinum Egoiste
    Aventus

    Gotta have an honorable mention: Bvlgari Aqva Marine
  38. Re: Searching for a great spicy/peppery/woodsy fragrance. Any help?!

    +1 on Bang and Burberry the Beat. I wonder if Spicebomb would fit your criteria, too...
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    Re: Which Creed Aventus lots are the best, so-so, and which ones are the worst?

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/267460-Aventus-batch-numbers
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    Re: I can't smell Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme

    To my nose there's not a lot in it to smell. It reminds me a bit of Pure Shot, although I like PS better honestly. Eau Extreme isn't bad, it just doesn't really do anything to earn my attention.
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    Poll: Re: Reason for wearing your fragrance...

    Ain't nothing wrong with making things match. A time and a place for everything.
  42. Thread: Layering Frags

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    Re: Which fragrances do you layer together?

    I typically don't, but had an SA layer Lacoste White (Blanc?) with Fahrenheit 32 to a very interesting effect. Worth a try sometime.
  43. Re: Chanel Fragrances - which are the ones to check out definitely?

    I'd agree you need to just check out all the exclusive line, but especially Sycomore. My favorites otherwise are Antaeus, Bleu, Platinum Egoiste, and Allure Homme Edition Blanch.
  44. Re: Your favorite all-season, all-occasion designer?

    +1 on YSL L'Homme. It's a likeable, classy scent that would work equally well at the office as on a more special occasion. I personally wouldn't say the same for something like Mugler Cologne, which...
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    Re: Is there any point to super cheap frags?

    For me there's not MUCH point. Though this isn't a hard and fast rule, I can typically smell the difference when we get to the price point occupied by "cheapies." I respect that some people find them...
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    Re: Which of these would get the most compliments?

    I agree with others that you probably oughta sample before you buy, but the ones I'd go for are Pure Malt, Platinum Egoiste, and/or Givenchy Play Intense. But mostly Pure Malt.
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    Re: Weirdest note EVER listed

    Um, yeah... +1.
  48. Re: Noirdrakkar vs. Bond no 9 Part 2: Bleecker St. , Riverside Drive, Hamptons, Little Italy, Chinat

    Bleecker Street is the only bottle I have from this house, and it may well stay that way. Quality juice, though.
  49. Re: What's the harshest or "unfriendliest" cologne ever?

    Salvador Dali pour Homme... Yikes.
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    Re: New York oud or new York amber?

    I think NY Oud would be the way to go, if only because NY Amber comes off very feminine to me. Both are quality scents, though expensive ones.
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    Re: Favorite "smell good"/"safe"/"blind buy" scent?

    Mugler Cologne and Green Irish Tweed.
  52. Re: How Scent Affects Attraction ?? One of The Most Important Factors ??

    This, exactly. Plus, it seems that 95% of the advice on the site revolves around being impressive to "the ladies." As long as you don't smell BAD, I doubt fragrance is rarely the most important thing...
  53. Thread: dark fragrances

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    Re: dark fragrances

    Count me among those who get a dark vibe from Fahrenheit Absolute.
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    Re: Do you keep the box?

    As someone who's in the middle of a move, I can't imagine how I'd get these things from one place to another if I hadn't kept the box. Even when I take a couple on weekend trips I put them in the...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Paper Passion

    It's a cool idea, and I like the smell of books... but I have a hard time imagining myself wearing this, or really even wanting to.
  56. Thread: Rainy days

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    Re: Rainy days

    Burberry for Men, Fahrenheit/Absolute, or one of the A*Men series.
  57. Thread: office frag...

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    Re: office frag...

    Reflection Man
    Aventus (easy on the trigger)
    Sycomore
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    Re: Rank the Thierry Mugler fragrances

    FOR ME, first to last:

    Mugler Cologne (just awesome)
    A*Men (that tar note makes it great, though I can't wear it as much as the next two)
    Pure Malt (delicious)

    Pure Shot (underrated... a...
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    Re: Date night fragrance

    Pure Malt
    1828
    Aventus

    Unless it's hot out, in which case it would most likely be Green Irish Tweed.
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    Re: Is "boring" normal?

    You'll probably expand your tastes over time. I sure did. That said, there's nothing wrong with the fragrances you listed; I still wear Bleu fairly regularly (especially during the work week).

    I...
  61. Poll: Re: Blind buy - Creed Millesime Imperial vs Tom Ford Grey Vetiver

    1. Pretty close for me, personally. I don't own either, but like both.
    2. Either works here IMO.
    3. MI
    4. GV IMO, though it depends to some extent on location and/or season.
    5. MI is the safer...
  62. Re: Battle of the "boring" popular fragrances: Bleu De Chanel vs Acqua Di Gio

    Bleu de Chanel, which I find to be more complex than people give it credit for. Aqua Di Gio is good, too, though its undeniable familiarity makes it less interesting for me to wear.
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    Re: Drakkar Noir - Blind buy ?

    I'll add the the chorus of people saying it's not a safe blind buy.
  64. Re: Tired of fresh citrus, aquatics, and sweet gourmands...

    I don't remember if Guerlain counts as niche or designer, but their Vetiver is good stuff and comes in under $100. You might also give Burberry London or some of the Cartier fragrances a look.

    I...
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    Re: What's your favorite Designer frag?...

    A*Men or Mugler Cologne, probably. I've got a soft spot for Platinum Egoiste but don't wear it quite as often.
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    Re: A*Men - Who can pull it off?

    I wear it as a comfort scent at the moment, and plan on wearing it as a daily one in the fall. The trick for me is one, MAYBE two sprays, from about twice the usual distance. The scent is less...
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    Re: Fahrenheit flankers

    I like all of them.

    For those who want to try it, I was able to track down a sample of Absolute off ebay. Worth a shot, as it's a great fragrance (for me, better than the original most days).
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit vs Fahrenheit Absolute...

    I actually prefer Absolute, but I own both. Only have a 1 oz. of Fahrenheit, though, as Absolute and 32 are both worthy accompaniments for me.
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    Re: le male vs vasace the dreamer

    I don't really get much similarity, other than maybe they put off a similar "vibe." The Dreamer, for me, is way better.
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    Re: Summer work party coming up...help!

    Bleu would be my number one, and then second would be whichever you prefer of the TDH variants.
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    Re: Next 'cheapie' blind buy

    For me, it would be Rochas Man, Play Intense, Rive Gauche, or Burberry Brit.
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    Re: Sephora!!!! Round 2

    Fahrenheit, La Nuit de L'homme, A*Men, or Boss Bottled would be it for me.
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    Re: Looking for a warm fragrance!

    The Dreamer, if you go easy on the trigger. A great floral tobacco. And if you don't mind the price tag, Creed's Original Santal might fit the bill.

    I'm also a big fan of Ambre 114, mentioned...
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    Re: Best time for 1 Million

    I don't really see it as a daytime thing, though I suppose it depends one what you do during the day. I pretty much only see this as a party scent, which I guess translates to evening. Spicebomb, to...
  75. Re: Creed should take a note from Bond no.9 and use stronger concentrations

    +1. I find a lot of Bond scents to grow cloying, especially in the Deep South heat and humidity. Creed, on the other hand, lasts when I need it to and only rarely gives me any discomfort.
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    Re: Your most versatile fragrance

    +1 Green Irish Tweed, Himalaya, Original Vetiver, Guerlain Vetiver (which I don't own, but can tell would fly in any number of situations). Creeds are easy to wear, almost as a rule.

    I also,...
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    Re: No aquatics last long enough on me

    For me, Bvlgari Aqva Marine lasts nearly a full work day. I'd agree with the suggestion of Bleu de Chanel, though, as it puts off a similar "vibe" to an aquatic.


    Aqua Di Gio doesn't last on me...
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    Re: Edgy male fragrances.

    Fahrenheit Absolute sprung to mind. Not necessarily woody, but very masculine, distinctive, and dark. +1 on Bulgari Black, Antaeus, and Fahrenheit, too.
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    Re: Which one of these should I buy?

    Hypnose Homme is a really nice lavender scent. After that, I'd say either Code, Ferrari Black, or Azzaro pour Homme.
  80. Re: What other expensive hobbies do you guys have besides collecting fragrances????

    Video production is the only other thing I really will sink money into, but it can occasionally take a good chunk.
  81. Re: Beginning of Autumn/Fall - Your Top 10 (Designer) Rotation

    No order:

    Dior Fahrenheit Absolute
    Dior Fahrenheit
    Mugler Pure Malt
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Burberry for Men
    Versace The Dreamer
    Versace Blue Jeans
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    Re: When a fragrance name is actually fitting.

    +1 Himalaya, Fahrenheit, and Chrome

    Bvlgari Aqva pour Homme Marine
    The Dreamer
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    Re: If you could only

    I don't know that I have a PATCHOULI frag yet. Ambre 114 and Pure Malt, though.
  84. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    freewheelingvagabond:

    Fahrenheit Absolute
    The Dreamer
    Terre d'Hermes
    Bulgari Black
    Versace Man eau Fraiche
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    Re: Your favorite gourmands??

    Pure Malt, mainly. I dig A*Men as well.

    New Haarlem and Play Intense are pretty good, as well.
  86. Thread: Tobacco

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    Re: Tobacco

    Not really a tobacco connoisseur, but I really like the way it's used in The Dreamer. Pure Havane is quite nice, too, though not really "me."
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    Re: L'eau d'Issey pour Homme vs Bleu de Chanel

    I wouldn't have made the comparison either, though I like Bleu a lot more.
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    Re: spicebomb vs burberry london

    My initial thought on Spicebomb was that it's a combination of One Million and London. I like it better than those, though, as I think the combination (at least, of things that are reminiscent) has...
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    Re: looking for any recommendations!

    I haven't tried Body Kouros yet, but the other three are all quality scents. In my opinion, Egoiste is probably the one that has the least day-to-day wearability off that list, but other people on...
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    Re: Fav fresh scents for summer

    Original Vetiver
    Himalaya
    Green Irish Tweed
    Aqva (Aqua) Marine
    Pure Shot
    Concentre d'Orange

    UPDATE
    Ack, forgot Mugler Cologne. Awesome stuff.
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    Re: Good niche houses for beginners?

    I've liked Histoires de Parfums, particularly 1828 and Ambre 114. What I've tried from Tauer has been really solid stuff. And Creed, which is probably the obvious choice (and not for no reason).
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    Re: Aventus weakening with time?

    If memory serves, I have Z01 as well. I don't get olfactory fatigue per se, but most days it seems that I can smell it a lot better just in the air as opposed to when I put my face down on my wrist...
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    Re: Unisex fragrances?

    Word. Hermes also has Pamplemousse Rose and that Jardin series that squarely hit the unisex mark. And, Bond No. 9 has some good frags, with the majority of them falling right in the middle of unisex...
  94. Thread: New Fragrance

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    Re: New Fragrance

    I'm also narrowing down a list of fougeres, and Roadster and Rive Gauche have made it to the final rounds for me.
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    Re: What fragrances smell like incense?

    Fahrenheit Absolute? Better than the original, IMO.
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    Re: Seasonal night scent

    I'd go Cartier. Particularly Roadster or Pasha Menthe. They've got a lot of good woodsy/herbal options that would be good summer night/fall anytime scents.
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    Re: looking for any recommendations!

    Mugler Cologne (as well as the A*Men lineup if you want something brilliantly edible)
    Bvlgari Aqva/Aqva Marine (my favorite aquatics)
    Rochas Man
    Versace's The Dreamer, mentioned already, is great;...
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    Re: Just received A*Men Pure Shot

    I like it as one of the easiest-to-wear fragrances I own. It's fresh and clean without being soapy or citrusy (though it does have a bit of soapiness, I guess). It reminds me of a better Chanel...
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    Re: Viktor & Rolf SPICEBOMB

    I get that at first, but it winds up burning down to a more woodsy smell. It's like One Million transitioning into Burberry London, but I actually like the combination better than either of those...
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    Re: Help needed for a winter scent

    I wasn't blown away by Armani Code Ultimate anyway. It was fine, but I forgot about it the next day. I don't think I really jive with that house.

    Anyway, the Gucci pour Hommes might be worth...
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