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  1. Re: Favorite Eau de Cologne / classic citrus

    It's neither "classic" nor EDC, as has been mentioned, but the longevity on Tom Ford Neroli Portofino is good. Smells great. I'm a fan.
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    Re: Fragrance for a Professor

    I'm a dissertator (Italian literature), but shifting my path. (I don't believe I'll be a professor anymore, unless it's in some sort of hybrid teaching and academic technology role.) Like others...
  3. Re: a watch like my fragrances: classy and high quality at reasonable price

    Thanks for all of the responses.

    Quick update: Got a Seiko SNK809 for Christmas. Entry level automatic. Will be a weekend, casual, knock around type of thing.

    Still looking for something...
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    Re: Best Citrus and Woody Cologne?

    The first two I thought of were Terre d'Hermès and John Varvatos Artisan.
    Since these are both pretty readily available, I'd try before you buy.
  5. Re: Fragrances you regret selling, swapping, giving away, etc

    Back in college (undergrad, not the present and never-ending grad school) I basically gave away -- sold for very little on ebay -- a bottle of Helmut Lang Men. Wouldn't mind having that one back. I...
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    Re: NEW: Prada Amber PH Intense

    I finally tried this one today and I also found it to be a little similar to The One Gentleman. Though my nose hasn't practiced enough to pick out what caused me to link them. I'll try my sample...
  7. Re: a watch like my fragrances: classy and high quality at reasonable price

    watchuseek.com is a great resource.

    Looking into Seiko, Christopher Ward, and Hamilton. Possibly Invicta if I end up going with a diver. We'll see.
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    Re: • D&G channeling TOM FORD •

    I like vetiver and I like fig. I'd be curious to sample that one.
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    Re: Yves Saint Laurent Live Jazz Blow Out?

    I came across the deal on ebay and figured it was worth $4.50 to see if they would send a fresh bottle.

    Got it yesterday -- real deal. I'll probably use it as a gift.
  10. Re: a watch like my fragrances: classy and high quality at reasonable price

    Thanks to both of you for the suggestions. I'll take a look.
  11. a watch like my fragrances: classy and high quality at reasonable price

    YSL Rive Gauche is one of my favorite fragrances. It smells great, plus it's an outstanding value. And it doesn't smell like the latest teenage craze. Classy and classic.

    Any suggestions on a...
  12. Re: crisis averted: colleague's request for a fragrance-free office turned out ok

    Thanks, I'm glad it worked out well too. I don't work directly with the colleague in question very often, but I get along with her just fine. Glad it didn't become an issue.
  13. crisis averted: colleague's request for a fragrance-free office turned out ok

    Scenario: Last week a colleague of mine sent out an email to everyone in the office, labeling it her perennial request for a fragrance-free work zone. Fragrance causes migraines for her, even if...
  14. Re: Samples Have Arrived! Blind Sampling Madness! w/Giveaways!

    Just found the thread yesterday and I've had fun catching up. Thanks for your enjoyable process and input on these fragrances.
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    Re: Fragrances Worth The Hype?

    Agreed 100%. Wearing it today.
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    Re: L'Occitane Eau de Baux!!

    It's a great scent that's very warm. But I had to sell it. There's something about it (too sweet?) that just got to me. Sigh.

    I do enjoy Eau de l'Occitan.
  17. Re: Anyone else realize they probably have too many fragrances and should sell but at the same time

    I've built my small collection mostly on partial bottles (I've done pretty well considering my meager budget). It's not large, but I do feel like simplifying. However, my desire to downsize wanes...
  18. Re: Tom Ford Italian Cypress: Celebrate Manhood

    I often get this kind of comment from my wife. It usually means I'm onto something really good!
    (I'm 32.)
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    Re: Lorenzo by Lorenzo de' Medici?

    Giving this one another bump.
    I'd be curious to find out more about the line since I'm writing my dissertation on Lorenzo's lyric poetry.
  20. Re: Whats a good sport fragrance that wont break the bank?

    Kouros Cologne Sport and Chanel Allure homme Sport are the two that I'd recommend.
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    Re: Czech and Speake samples

    About a year ago it was $8 to ship to the states.
    And then I got a call from my credit card company asking to verify the purchase from London. heh heh.

    I'd like to find a partial bottle of...
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    Re: Fahrenheit by Dior Pros/Cons ?

    I've never come across the vintage, but I like the "gasoline" in the current one. Just picked up a small bottle recently. Wore it today, in fact.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday July 20th, 2010

    Kouros Cologne Sport
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 19, 2011

    Didn't intend for that to be a link. Not sure what happened.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 19, 2011

    Banana Republic Classic
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 18, 2011

    Dior Homme
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    Re: Czech & Speake Cuba

    Please do keep us posted. I've been interested lately in a decant of Cuba.
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    Re: Any motorcycle riders(bikers) on here?

    Primrose, out of sheer curiosity, how did you choose Canali Black Diamond?

    I happen to have a Ducati Monster (but I haven't ridden it in years -- see above) and I enjoy the original Canali. ...
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    Re: Any motorcycle riders(bikers) on here?

    Oh, and I saw a thread not too long ago about a new Ducati fragrance. Wonder if it's any good.
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    Re: Any motorcycle riders(bikers) on here?

    Unfortunately my bike has been sitting in my parents' garage for years since I don't have anywhere to put it at my current place (and I'm not just going to leave it out in the Wisconsin winters).
    ...
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    Re: Must try 'clean' designer fragrances?

    This summer I've found myself reaching for YSL Kouros Eau de Cologne Sport.
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    Re: Kouros Sport Cologne

    I got a hold of a slightly used bottle recently. I like it for a sporty fragrance. Surprisingly, my wife is a fan.
  33. Re: Young Gentlemen (20's to Early 30's), What's Your Favorite Office Scent(s)?

    I've been wearing a lot of Grey Vetiver since I got it around Christmas time.
    age: 32
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    Re: My wife hates almost everything I wear.

    Yep. I try to not let it bother me anymore. I sometimes still try to find common ground, though.
  35. Re: My First Post: Gucci PH II...any final thoughts before I buy it?

    I enjoy it. Very versatile fragrance that you can confidently wear in just about any circumstance.
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    Re: Question about Samples

    Good question. I wouldn't buy something in the price range of the Private Blend line without sampling it first, regardless of how the sample is acquired. However, I'm not near any retailers. ...
  37. Re: What fragrance(s) make(s) you feel clean/well groomed?

    For me it's YSL Rive Gauche.
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    Re: simplifying your life

    I can associate with the desire to simplify. Simplicity can be liberating and it can be elegant. I feel that way at times and others I don't; sometimes I want roots and sometimes I want wings.
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    Re: Where to find YSL Kouros

    The only place I've been able to test it was at a fragrance outlet.
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    Re: Best Most Natural Neroli

    bokaba, don't we usually come to you for advice on citrus?

    As you stated, C&S Neroli is great.
    I really enjoy Neroli Portofino as well, but, as you mention, it is on the synthetic side. I don't...
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    Re: If you like Tom Ford Oud Wood...

    Thanks, petruccijc. I was counting on a suggestion from you.
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    If you like Tom Ford Oud Wood...

    If you like Tom Ford Oud Wood, you might also like __ (insert designer / less expensive option) __ .

    M7 seems like a pretty good option. Any others?
  43. Re: Any fragrance related New Year's Resolutions ???

    I like to get a solid collection of 10-12 fragrances that I enjoy. I'm going to do it without breaking the bank. Probably only a couple of niche fragrances in the mix.
  44. Re: Found a great gem today at Marshall's

    I think this was at TJ Maxx this morning. I didn't even give it a look... but I'll see if they still have it next time I'm in.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, December 18, 2010

    Occitane Eau des Baux

    I wasn't feeling well last week and I couldn't even think about this stuff without feeling nauseous. It's so super sweet in the opening. But, when in the mood for it, it's...
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    Re: Looking for Neroli Suggestions....

    I'm a fan of both C&S Neroli and TF Neroli Portofino.
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    Re: I am also disappointed with everyone

    Renato, you've got it. Here's my translation...

    A variation on lightness, a radiant composition between shadow and light, Le Baiser du Dragon (french: kiss of the dragon) for this spring is...
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    Re: What would Mrs. Garrett wear?

    I have no idea, but I laughed when I saw the thread title. Great question.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 8, 2010

    AdP Colonia Assoluta
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    Re: SOTD Monday, December 6, 2010

    I'm sampling Man.Aubusson today. I read the reviews and some suggested it was cloying -- I figured a freezing Wisconsin day might be a good time to give it a try. I like the fruity opening quite a...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, December 3, 2010

    Z Zegna

    Just picked up a very slightly used bottle on the cheap. I like it for what it is. It's pretty cold today in Wisconsin (and I wanted to pretend like it isn't).
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    Re: SoTD 1st December 2010

    Was at the mall last night, so I stopped by Sephora. Got a sample of Bvlgari Man that I'm trying out today. I like it (particularly the vetiver and woods mix). It could make a great choice for the...
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    Re: SotD: Tuesday, 30th November 2010

    Today it's TF Oud Wood. yum.
    Didn't wear anything yesterday because of an interview.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, November 27, 2010

    Nazareno Gabrielli for men
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    Re: SotD: Thursday, 25 November 2010

    Just got an ounce of Lanvin Arpège pour homme yesterday and today's the first wearing. I really like it so far. Good stuff. I don't always like really sweet stuff, but I do like this one.
  56. Re: Metalic notes (like 1 Million and Chrome)

    Banana Republic Slate has a metallic feel to it. In a good way.
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 23 November 2010

    Paul Smith London
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    Re: SOTD-Saturday-20-November-2010

    I think I'll try out Creed Aventus today.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 19 November 2010

    TF Tobacco Vanille

    3rd day in a row...
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday, 17th November, 2010

    TF Tobacco Vanille ... just a dab will do
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    Re: SotD : Tuesday, November, 16th, 2010

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver Feedback

    I like Guerlain Vetiver. I get "old man" from my wife. But she surprisingly likes TF Grey Vetiver. I certainly like it to, so it will eventually be my bottle purchase instead of Guerlain.
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    Re: SOTD - Monday, November 15, 2010

    Bvlgari Black
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    Re: SoTD-Sunday-November-14th-2010

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
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    Re: My DIY Display case

    That's cool. It can be very satisfying to make something on your own. Well done.
  66. Re: New to cologne. A few basic questions.

    Agreed on the suggestions above for the differences.

    Check out this thread for more suggestions than you may ever want for examples of "Fall/Winter" fragrances:
    ...
  67. Re: New Fragrance: Dawn Spencer Hurwitz - Cuir et Champignon

    I agree that it sounds interesting. I'd be curious to see if mushrooms could be something I'd want to smell like. I can't imagine that it would be.
  68. Re: And after much searching, the Holy Grail has found its twin brother...the elegant twin

    I'm a fan of a number of the private blends from Tom Ford (from the small amounts that I've been able to try). My current favorite is probably Neroli Portofino. Seems like an odd choice for a...
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    Re: SotD: Monday, 8th November, 2010

    Terre d'Hermès

    Got an unexpected compliment from the Mrs.
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    Re: SOTD - Sunday, November 7, 2010

    I was trying out Czech & Speake Citrus Paradisi last night. I wanted to like it, but it's too dirty for me. Seems like it would be what an elderly woman's musk smells like. So my wife asked me if...
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    Re: SOTD - Friday, November 5, 2010

    TF Grey Vetiver
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    Re: What is the perfume of your parents?

    My family's probably a little too redneck (I use that term affectionately) to have worried about it much.

    My dad had a bottle of Polo that he wore maybe once a week to church. I tried to get...
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday, November 3, 2010

    Lolita Lempicka au Masculin
  74. Re: Recommendations for a traditional Eau de Cologne

    bokaba and others, any thoughts on Dunhill for men that you haven't already expressed in posted reviews?
  75. Re: Recommendations for a traditional Eau de Cologne

    That's what I worry about, even if R&G is on the affordable side of the spectrum.
  76. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, Vol. 2

    Mostly the same here too. Except they did have a 3.4 oz of Tommy Bahama for $20 that I've hinted at for a gift idea...
  77. Re: Recommendations for a traditional Eau de Cologne

    Out of curiosity, do you mention getting an older version for the sake of the packaging? Or is it a finer fragrance? Curious.
  78. Re: Good Year-round fragrance between these?

    TdH is versatile, but I wouldn't consider it a "safe" blind buy. It's a good choice, just try before you buy.

    Of that group, I'd likely prefer AdP Colonia Assoluta.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday November 2, 2010

    Burberry London
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    Re: S o t D, Monday, 1 November 2010

    Paul Smith London
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    Re: Any Bvlgari Black fans around?

    I like the rubber and vanilla mix. My wife likes that it's sweet, but not too sweet. Good stuff.
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    Re: Masculine Neroli?

    She prefers Neroli Portofino to C&S Neroli, but isn't wowed by it like I am (and I'm wowed by both).
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    Re: Masculine Neroli?

    Just got the chance to try Neroli Portofino and it's incredible! Now I've got two Neroli based ones that I really like.
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    Re: Versatile, Non-offensive Gourmand

    I was going to suggest Lolita Lempicka AM, and now see that you got a sample.
    It can easily become too sweet if you apply too much, but it's a good one.
  85. Re: What scent are you going to wear on Halloween?

    Perhaps I'll go with Samhain. I got a little bit of it an a grab bag of samples I got recently.

    Check out the only review: http://www.basenotes.net/ID26122818.html

    Seems appropriate.
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 28 October 2010

    Jil Sander Feeling Man
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 26th

    It's a Grey Vetiver day.
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    Re: The Final Verdict: Mugler Cologne

    For whatever it's worth, it's the only fragrance my 3-year-old son wears. ha!

    If he's around when I'm putting anything on, then he'll immediately ask for "the green one!"
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    Re: SOTD Monday 25 October 2010

    AdP Colonia Assoluta
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    Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver - Praise!

    I definitely a fan. It has good longevity on me. I was pretty shocked when my wife said that she liked it too. I didn't expect her to like vetiver at all. All signs point to acquiring a bottle at...
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    Re: Is this a Golden Age of perfumery?

    For information and access, it would seem so. I don't have enough experience or expertise to comment on the products of today as a whole.
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    Re: Tobaco Vanille first impression

    I opted for this one today. I have a sample that will last me for some time because it really doesn't take much. I've been sniffing my wrist all day...
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    Re: Your current favorite

    Czech and Speake Neroli.
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    Re: Tom Ford Italian Cypress = Halston Z-14

    To me, Italian Cypress is very similar to Z-14 but with considerably more longevity.
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    Re: S o t D, Saturday, 23 October 2010

    I reached my sample of this one today too. Just a tiny bit goes a long way.
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    Poll: Re: what is the best Acqua di Parma?

    Assoluta, though I really enjoy the original Colonia as well. Haven't tried the others yet.
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    Re: SOTD ~ Friday, October 22, 2010

    day 2 of Armani Eau pour homme
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    Re: quick thoughts: Armani Eau pour homme

    Wore it today and didn't notice much soapiness this time. The longevity was really poor, though. I wonder if, indeed, I do have a mini that's just a little off. I'll have to compare against a...
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday October 21, 2010

    Armani Eau pour homme
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    Poll: Re: How do you organize your wardrobe?

    I have them in an open box in a drawer.
    Bottles on the left.
    Minis in the middle.
    Samples on the right.
    I also have a bag of stuff I'm going to sell sitting on top of my chest of drawers.
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