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    Re: Fragrances with the best longevity

    i may have said this before! Noir by Reminiscence! gets under your skin! even with olfactory fatigue you can still smell it!
  2. Re: Which "male fragrance" has the best longevity and sillage?

    Noir de Reminisence OMG can't get rid of it even if you wanted to ;)
  3. Re: (Noir de )Reminiscence, anyone familiar with it?

    about Reminiscence noir! i bought one at champs elysees sephora back in 2010, i was looking for incense fragrance and i spent € 80. but then i went to the haussman galeries lafayette and smelled...
  4. Thread: Dueto City Oud

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    Re: Dueto City Oud

    city oud came in earlier then city love was launched according to basenotes :) i tried both and cannot make up my mind, i am waiting for tonight to check which one. earlier when i tested them on...
  5. Re: What is in your opinion the longest lasting, great smelling fragrance/cologne for men?

    i agree with most cited names here that i know! i have to add coriolan by guerlain, if you spray inside your shirt you can't get rid of the smell!
  6. Re: What is in your opinion the longest lasting, great smelling fragrance/cologne for men?

    i agree with most cited names here that i know! i have to add coriolan by guerlain, if you spray inside your shirt you can't get rid of the smell!
  7. Re: Which fragrances have the highest sillage and or longevity?

    :) talking about longevity, i bought a perfume which turned fake or imitation perfume, couldn't get rid of the smell until the next day and 2 showers with pine scent. has anyone tried gasoline? just...
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    Re: Recommend me a masculine oriental incense bomb

    Yes but there has to be a lasting base note, for example Estee Lauder Wood Mystique opens with Rose but soon fades away, leaving a subtle incense smell; unlike Angel Schlesser's where the rose part...
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    Re: Recommend me a masculine oriental incense bomb

    thanks Joe, Absolutely agree with you on Guerlain Bois d'Armenie, for Tom Ford i prefer Bois Marocain! but i still have to sample Ambre Absolu! i spent days sampling in Galeries Lafayette. i also...
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    Re: Recommend me a masculine oriental incense bomb

    what a pity, there are so many non incense suggested here. the real pure incence are neither oud or amber or wood, it must be frankincense or olibanum or (lubban). the pure one that i found is Armani...
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    Re: Balmain Carbone? Any thoughts???

    i tried balmain carbone yesterday, just before going to basenotes. i am relentlessly searching for encense fragrances. the last time i was in paris i spent most of the day sampling ensence perfumes...
  12. Re: Mature Men (45+ ) What are your top 3 fragrances?

    oops where have i been? i remember never using the then 'in' fragrances of the 60's like: cacharel, azzaro, givenchy monsieur, CD eau sauvage, aqua di selva never any of those. always had Armani...
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    Re: CDG Kyoto and Azzaro Visit

    tumulte is my favoritre fragrance but too bad that it is no longer available in my area. Kyoto is quite good, i just did get the chance to own one, only sampled it once. not available in my area...
  14. Re: Angel Schlesser Oriental Edition? Anyone any experience?

    i just went back and read all the comments. no one seems to mention in their comments if it is number I or II that you are talking about??? which AS is it?
  15. Re: Angel Schlesser Oriental Edition? Anyone any experience?

    i too liked the II don't know the I though, but i take your word for it. i find the rose scent in ed II a bit too strong, i am trying to overlay it with some other fragrance like vetiver de roget et...
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    Re: Layering with incense notes?

    which black aoud are you talking about? coz there is one by sean john but it doesn't resemble Bd'E but kyoto does!
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    Re: Layering with incense notes?

    which black aoud are you talking about? coz there is one by sean john but it doesn't resemble Bd'E but kyoto does!
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    Re: Layering with incense notes?

    i would layer it with Bd'E :) i mean seriously nothing compares or just about. too bad it is volatile, but when you think you lost it, it comes back subtly. it is selling $ 275 when i am at. online...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    i get compliments for different fragrances from different women. i mean really different fragrances: i got compliments for egoiste platinum (which i never wear - it was a sample), ted by ted lapidus,...
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    Re: mixing/wearing two or more fragrances

    back on! i took your advice and i must say i got meaningful improvement from spraying two fragrances side by side rather than one on top of the other which causes the fragrances to 'like vanish'....
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    Re: mixing/wearing two or more fragrances

    see further below
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    Re: mixing/wearing two or more fragrances

    great experiments you have here, worth trying by all means. i already the aqua de parma at the vendor display and the parfums d'empire rose de begal and cuir de turquie and they turned fabulous...
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    Re: mixing/wearing two or more fragrances

    Bigsly, you seen quite advanced in understanding this experiment. any successes you can share? cheers
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    Re: mixing/wearing two or more fragrances

    thanks! see what i mean! it opens new horizons. everybody let's keep trying and sharing results.
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    Re: mixing/wearing two or more fragrances

    layering gucci envy and tumulte got me back to layering since i abandoned doing this early last year. lets see what other matches are there. did not succeed with layering issey, polo (greeeen)...
  26. Re: 5 Sexiest scents

    not M7...i don't know the other ones. i wouldn't risk it thou coz women are very sensitive to scent, they can easily be turned off by some really nice frags. i wouldn't risk it, i would stick to the...
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    Re: mixing/wearing two or more fragrances

    first i experimented with fragrances i ended disliking and i bought on an impulse without waiting for the frag to settle down: i mixed and matched coriolan by guerlain, polo ralph lauren, kenneth...
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    mixing/wearing two or more fragrances

    Has anyone experimented mixing/wearing two or more fragrances?
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    Re: about signature scent...

    i meant to ask you, i s this your family crest (the castle on the coat of arm) or your home city crest? or just an illustration? tx
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    Re: about signature scent...

    good question, not stupid at all! :) i know people who have been wearing eau sauvage by guerlain for the last 30 years and will never even try another. i also know women who got hooked on chanel...
  31. Re: I challenge anyone who can name a frangrance better than these!

    thanks Surfacing.
    to mathematics: surfacing's answer proves that you're the only one who dislikes my question!
  32. Re: I challenge anyone who can name a frangrance better than these!

    i agree that there are differences, only how could lots of readers here list so many contradicting fragrances in one list. for example one cannot possibly like the popular ones like aqua di gio, 1...
  33. Re: I challenge anyone who can name a frangrance better than these!

    quite a list. i know almost all of these but never sampled more that half. since you seem quite sure of what you are saying i leave it to other readers to comment. right away i can name the...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    great work indeed! appreciate. i notice that my favorites are last (AMBRE SULTAN/ SERGE LUTEN 5, AQUA DI PARMA 5, BULGARI BLACK 5, Tuscany/Aramis 5, Encre noire/lalique 7. that proves my point that...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    seriously guys? do we need approval for the fragrance we want to wear? i agree that we can be denied many things if we dare to resist; but women have different noses than men and they tend to either...
  36. Re: Comme des garcons - 2 different versions? Advice needed

    CdG one of my favorites. i remember when i bought mine they had an offer for two bottles one light brown with a big letter 2 on it and the other opaque white perl color bottle. both were fabulous but...
  37. Re: I challenge anyone who can name a frangrance better than these!

    nice collection except: Black XS? M7? le male? live jazz? rodrigez? mugler cologne? LOL
  38. Re: I challenge anyone who can name a frangrance better than these!

    thanks the good life! best answer so far (not suggesting that you need reassurance :) also compliments for your collection. cheers!
  39. Re: I challenge anyone who can name a frangrance better than these!

    thanks Gary! i still have to find kyoto, CDG is not found around here!
  40. Re: I challenge anyone who can name a frangrance better than these!

    see my answer to fraddicted and do the math. maybe you could name some since you are not showing your preferences/wardrobe?
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    precisely!
  42. Re: I challenge anyone who can name a frangrance better than these!

    i would wear maggie grace for daytime and stephanie seymour for soiree in addition to kira knightley and i leave you with envy 'exactly' :)
  43. Re: I challenge anyone who can name a frangrance better than these!

    i agree but noses evolve throughout the years if you let them. mine has evolved through many of the fragrances that others keep and try to push, so i am looking to even improve to find the ultimate...
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    thanks for the reply and suggestions. i'll have to try Jaisalmer or Ouarzazate if i can find these. i don't remember having been impressed by polo double black but i may have to double check. Mugler...
  45. Re: I challenge anyone who can name a frangrance better than these!

    i checked your claim Monsieur smart and here is what i concluded:
    against tumulte by C Lacroix you have Rochas Lui (not better and neither is yatagan by caron) _ I still have to test Villoresi...
  46. Re: I challenge anyone who can name a frangrance better than these!

    thanks! now we're talking. still have to find this fragrance from Les Nez first (does nez spells the same for plural and singular?). someone suggested Signature over Tumulte but since i own both i...
  47. Re: I challenge anyone who can name a frangrance better than these!

    would you name a couple from your wardrobe that can match my choice?
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    never mind, no offense taken. it is a matter of taste after all, but the responses that i got from many show that i scored within my line of frags. i usually get a second opinion from benevolent...
  49. Re: I challenge anyone who can name a frangrance better than these!

    don't know exactly which frag you're talking about. if i was adamant as you say, about whichever of the 5 frags i cited as examples, i would not try to find a replacement or improvement of those...
  50. Re: I challenge anyone who can name a frangrance better than these!

    I agree Monsieur le connaiseur! 5 percent genuine essence for EDT and 3 percent for after shave. what a shame, but that's what's out-there. vetiver scents vary a lot from brand to brand. i still have...
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    didnt expect so many responses, but fewer suggestions. thanks to those who mentioned names of matching fragrances, i'll go out and try some of these. not sure i find these easily. the reason for the...
  52. Re: I challenge anyone who can name a frangrance better than these!

    "encre noire" is found at most fragrance dealers and airport free zone. "pure coffee" limited edition will probably be reissued soon but is similar to A man which is still out there. comme des...
  53. Re: I challenge anyone who can name a frangrance better than these!

    "lalique encre noire" sorry but close: chopard is a jeweller and lalique makes crystal. as to the thierry mugler, it is "pure coffee" and it was in limited edition, resembles A man. in french you say...
  54. I challenge anyone who can name a frangrance better than these!

    I challenge anyone who can name a frangrance better than these:
    encre noir by chopard
    tumulte by christian Lacroix
    men2 by comme des garcons (c cedille)
    cafe noire by thierry muggler
    envy by...
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