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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Not on the street but in the seat next to me at the opera last night (Eurydice) I smelled a leather scent--I asked and it was Malin + Goetz.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    A friend of mine opened his medicine cabinet one morning and out fell a bottle of Bois 1920 Patchouli. It hit the marble floor and a shard flew up, embedded itself in his calf and off to the ER he...
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    Re: NEW: Galop d'Hermes

    The stirrup bottle is so on point for Hermes--great packaging! Nice scent, too. One of my daughters wears Kelly Caleche as her signature but other than that, few Hermes feminines in my house...
  4. Re: What are your thoughts on L'artisan DZING!!???

    Great scent. BB is all about rubber to me and--while interesting--less wearable to me.
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    Re: Valentines Day choice

    Pathetic, huh? Although I did surprise Mrs. Oviatt with a pair of diamond earrings for Valentine's Day. They are lightening bolt shaped--she is a huge Bowie fan (Alladin Sane all the way) and I am...
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    Re: Valentines Day choice

    1828 Jules Verne, just because it was in my gym bag.
  7. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Just had a sniff around a Krigler boutique. My favorites were Monsieur Dada and Blue Escapade (Cary Grant’s favorite from this house). I actually tried too many at one time and am now having a...
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    Re: 50th Bday Surprise

    Happy Birthday and enjoy the Green Irish Tweed--it is a winner.
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    Re: Hermťs Equipage

    A treasure!
  10. Re: Cartier Declaration is such an underrated classic

    Wonderful stuff! Last great thing from Ellena.
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    Re: Identifying vintage Dunhill

    Yes--that dot is actually called a tittle and once it went (trademark battle) a lot went with it. Fantastic scent, by the way!
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    Re: Question about 70 years old vintage

    I have only worn it in the current version but it is great stuff! Good luck!
  13. Re: Any well done watermelon'esque fragrances that only have a hint of sweetness, ie, not candy'ish?

    Raince's Le Vainqueur has a nice--but subtle--watermelon note. Good quality historic niche house.
  14. Re: Sorting through the Diptyque house, list your favorites and best iyo!

    Tam Dao, Duelle and Philosykos are my favorites and although I have sampled them, I do not own or currently wear them. Whole line leans a bit feminine for me, with the exeption of Tam Dao. Some...
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    Re: Chapitre Pour Homme by Diana de Silva

    Wow-sounds intriguing!
  16. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Tried 1740 MdS. Not for me.......
  17. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    The Extreme Vetiver version of Terre d'Hermes. A definite improvement on the original but really, there are better vetiver scents on the market.
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Dropped into Scent bar today--always dangerous--and bought a bottle of HdP's 1828 Jules Verne (a favorite of mine). Like I need another bottle of anything. Sniffed around a bit--as one does--and...
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    Re: Thoughts on Bobby Jones cologne.

    Chuck, how are you liking the Bentley Black?
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Did you hire him? Not sure I would. Now if it had been EAU Sauvage, he would have been a shoe in, had I been doing the hiring.
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    Re: osmanthus ,any recommend?

    "My favorite osmanthus fragrance is Perris Montecarlo Absolute d'Osmanthe Extrait"

    This is a beautiful scent but a major player--Guilin on a high pollen count day. Amarige in a Cheongsam. I feel...
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    Re: Let's talk about Bentley for Men Intense

    My SOTD, as it happens!
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    Re: Favourite leather fragrance

    Cuiron, probably, along with Knize Ten and Elsha's Russian Leather. I am also a big fan of Cuir Pleine Fleur.
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage identification

    I agree with the assessment and also that this is from the golden age of Heritage, even if it is deodorant and not EDT or EdP.
  25. Re: I'm looking for a fashionable backpack for college

    The one from Barbour is a great option. If it were me, I would go for Orvis's Battenkill line...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Strong scent of Acqua do Parma in lobby of Wynn. What happens here.....
  27. Re: What fragrances have you changed your mind about recently?

    Not being a fan of JCE's later works, I have never been a fan of the Hermessence line although I have and love Poivre Samarcande. I have recently really been enjoying Paprika Brasil (which I did not...
  28. Thread: Macy's Closings

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    Re: Macy's Closings

    Was that one originally a Bullock's? Now THERE was a store!
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    Re: Do you wear fragrance even at home alone?

    I am almost never home alone but as I wear fragrance all the time, yes, I wear it home alone.
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    Re: Great Friday Evening

    Il dolce far niente.......
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    Re: Great Friday Evening

    Vintage Bowie, dogs at my feet, a glass of champagne ( we made it to Friday!) and playing cards with my wife. Miso glazed Salmon in near future. La vita e bella. Azzaro on me and if I am not...
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    Re: Anyone else enjoy The Harmonist

    Here is a review I wrote for another site:

    Harmony and Me--We're Pretty Good Company
    Parisian Niche House The Harmonist Opens Doors in Feng Shui-Compliant Los Angeles

    By Oviatt

    It was with...
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    Re: Anyone else enjoy The Harmonist

    Love them. Golden Wood is a favorite and my wife has Hypnotizing Flower—very nice rose and patchouli scent. Beautiful show room in Los Angeles.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I am really coming around to Hermes' Paprika Brasil. I am not generally a fan of Ellena's latter day offerings (although I love Poivre Samarcande) but this one is really growing on me. Am actually...
  35. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Je brave tout: le feu, le fer et le ciel meme.



    =sunnymitra;4797969]Another recent acquisition, Fer by Louis Feraud (Avon) aka Louis Feraud Pour Homme. I wore this to the office today. Its...
  36. Re: "Your Mean Grandma" perfumes - can you recommend me some?

    Wait--what?!?!? Why would you want to smell mean?

    For what it is worth, my grandmother wore Bellodgia and Shalimar--I never knew her but by all accounts she was amazing; a formidable grande...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I picked up a 3.4 oz. Acqua di Parma aftershave for $40. Seemed like a decent price to me. Next to it was the aftershave balm at $59. Go figure.
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    Re: Most worn in December 2019

    I am sure it would be Zino for me--I wore it on the 19th and so thought that it suited the season that I wore it every day after that until after Christmas. I have vintage and City Prestige and they...
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    Re: Dunhill for Man (1934)

    Wonderful--nutmeg and sandalwood--fresh but musky at the same time. A favorite of mine.
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    Re: Thoughts on "occasion" perfumes?

    Thank you for not wearing Angel anymore. Much appreciated.
  41. Re: Your Fragrances of the Year This Past Decade (Most Worn)

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    Azzaro pour Homme by Azzaro 86 wears
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    Endymion by Penhaligon's 66 wears
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    Halston Z-14 by Halston 65 wears
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    Habit Rouge by Guerlain 62 wears
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    Vetiver by Guerlain 58 wears
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    Re: Dunhill for Man (1934)

    Love the stuff! Fan of Blend 30 as well!
  43. Re: Feminine perfume that smelled like old money???

    That is pretty objective (unless you literally mean the smell of old banknotes). To me, perfumes like Sortilege and L'Heure Bleu smell figuratively like old money, not literally.
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    Re: If you like a leather perfume...

    Well said. I am a bit of an Imelda when it comes to shoes, so throw that into the mix as well. The leather scents I wear seem to like me, too (even Knize Ten) so that counts, too.
  45. Re: Recommend obscure Italian vintage pour Homme please

    Bugatti. Also, Borsalino's eponymous scent. And the original Ferragamo scent--it was amazing!
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Smelled Opium on a woman at the airport today--I always forget what an amazing scent it is. The Opium wearers in my life all seem to have moved on (to other perfumes... or greener pastures) so I...
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    Re: What's the best fragrance for a hangover?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSn2HrEBOgQ
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th December, 2019

    Poivre Samarcande
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    Re: The Perfume Of Tutankamen

    fascinating stuff--thanks for this.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 28th December, 2019

    A few scent less days ahead for me as I am on a hunting trip-quail in Texas. At least will have the scent of Hoppes and whatever is in the flask.
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    Re: 2019 Year in Review - What did you wear?

    Poivre Samarcande tied with Ferrari Uomo for top spot. Bit of a surprise, that.
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    Re: Creed Vaulted Scents

    I have.a standing order for Baie de Genievre but do not sit by the phone waiting for a call....
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    Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute Substitute ?

    Stash is very close, despite being marketed as a feminine.
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    Re: What are you wearing for the holidays?

    I have been on a (vintage) Zino binge leading up to Christmas but may move on to Dunhill's Edition or Catalyst on the day itself. Or possibly London or Endymion.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    But I want to hear more.......
  56. Re: Looking for a masculine cologne that isn't overpowering...

    Poivre Samarcande from the Hermessence line. Fleeting, but very masculine.
  57. Thread: For Unto Us...

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    For Unto Us...

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    Pending the arrival of the Prince of Peace, Antaeus is keeping the manger warm and receiving the adoration of the magi. My family thinks I am crazy, and they may not be far wrong. Getting...
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    Re: RIP Mr Ungaro - a tribute thread

    This from the BBC. Great designer, great scents.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - December 2019

    Baies by Dyptique but now that we have a tree in place I want to smell that first and foremost.
  60. Re: Anyone else dislike amber as a note in men's fragrances?

    I like it when it isn't too sweet. Halston Man Amber is probably my favorite. The new amber from Dunhill's signature collection is really nice, too.
  61. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I tried LV's Au Hasard. Nice, but forgetable. Didn't have time to sample too many others but I will go back and try the rest. Lovely packaging and I loved the cylindrical LV carrying cases you can...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    It is cool and I was feeling Christmasy and I thought I put a bottle of Burberry London in my gym bag and forgot BUT there was a bottle of vintage Zino which I may wear ever day from now until...
  63. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    You silver-tongued devil, you.
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    Millenials are changing the perfume business

    This is an interesting article I found on the BBC on how millenials are changing the perfume business: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-50585558
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    I [QUOTE=Cook.bot;4779454]Gee, and you don't look a day over 3,000.[/QUOTE

    Says she of over 5k posts herself! Can I get some respect here?
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    Thanks! It has been great, looking forward to the next 5,000.
  67. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I have been killing some time in the shopping center at Hudson Yards and sampled the signature collection at Dunhill--also got a chance to try Century and Century Blue. I really like the Indian...
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    Re: Latest Bentley Release - Rich Pimento!

    Very interesting! I actually quite like Brasil Paprika--I wonder if they are similar? Thanks, hednic, for posting this.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    5:20 kick off?
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Been wanting to try Cuir d'Ange in a safe environment. Nice, leans a little feminine, had me wishing all day that I had gone with Knize Ten.
  71. Re: Vintage Aramis EDC with unrecognizable batch code

    Nice vintage Devin, too.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Was recently in a meeting with a woman wearing Chanel from head to toe. She smelled great so I asked her what it was. Loyal to her brand, it was a Chanel scent, Bois des Iles. Amazing stuff.
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    Re: Letís talk Davidoff Zino itís been awhile.

    Lovely stuff. Been wearing more as weather cools and am always reminded about just how good this is. I have vintage and modern and do think that the vintage is a bit richer, but all good!
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    Re: Citrus on a cold Winterís day

    I like the sharp and dirty orange note of Declaration in the colder weather.
  75. Re: Adding a winter fragrance to the office rotation

    I second this.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Cartier watch and cufflinks today so I thought I would pile it on and wear Must Pour Homme as well.
  77. Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    I asked for a St. John's Bay rum candle. At a price point that makes it easy for my children to give. We'll see if I actually get one......
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    Re: The writing instruments thread

    I have some really nice pens but my everyday ones are by the German company Kaweco ( https://www.kaweco-pen.com/en/). Great pens, very inexpensive, lots of different styles and a great logo. The...
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    Re: What would you do?

    Have you tried the original Xeryus? I do not know about the newest version but the original was quite a scent. Not sure if it is a blind buy, though.....
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    Re: What r u gonna wear on Thanksgiving?

    It is meant to be raining all day and I am barbecuing so probably Wellies and a Barbour.
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    Re: The NonBlonde :-(

    Such a sad loss. Condolences to the blond and all of her friends and family.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Aramis--reminds me of my father, who loved Thanksgiving.
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    Re: Original Tiffany cologne

    It was a lovely scent--sort of like J'Adore?
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    Re: Opinion: What should this guy wear?

    Floris Elite
  85. Re: Anyone familiar with California perfumer Chris Rusak?

    Dying to hear your thoughts. I, too, love the natural smell of the high dessert!
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Vintage Equipage. Makes me walk a little taller.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Gianfranco Ferre For Man is hitting all the right notes for me, today.
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    Re: Avon Spicy after shave bottle question

    Packaging is very Edward Gorey.
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    And possibly Caswell-Massey's Elixir of Love below?

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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Varvatos Vintage because it felt a little autumnal.
  91. Re: Arnault beats Bill Gates to second richest in world

    ....and he did it with perfume. Partly, anyway.
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    Re: Looking for leathers like Knize Ten

    I agree that other than the Golden Edition flanker, there is very little that comes close (I have them both and love them). Floris' Leather Oud strikes a similar chord to me but is still a very...
  93. Arnault beats Bill Gates to second richest in world

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2019/10/31/the-100-billion-man-how-bernard-arnault-stitched-together-the-worlds-third-biggest-fortune-with-louis-vuitton-dior-and-77-other-brandsand-why-hes-not...
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    Re: What color would Amouage Memoir Man be?

    I am a lifelong Synesthesiac so this is of great interest to me but I have an absolute aversion to Amouage as a house (I would go scentless before wearing anything of theirs) so the point is moot--to...
  95. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    Yeah, an ouch for me. My Trojans squeaked through yesterday and the Rams today, well, not so much. But I still smelled great in Habit Rouge EdC (so I am told...).
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    Re: How to pick black dress shoes

    Buy the best quality you can afford. Classic styles last forever and if you take nothing else away from this: SHOE TREES. And a regular polish. Here is a deal not to pass up. I...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Habit Rouge EdC. Perfect for a Sunday in autumn.
  98. Thread: Autumn/Winter

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    Re: Autumn/Winter

    Bentley Extreme might be just the thing!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Well done
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Great gets and yes, Blend 30 is really a great one and worth seeking out.
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