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    Re: Aramis Havana Reissue

    I finally tried it and perhaps my expectations were unduly inflated. Very heavy and much too synthetic for my taste. I also have Cuba Red and Havana reminds me of Red with some Patchouli added. Very...
  2. Re: A Challenge- Please help me ID this fragrance

    Zibeline, I don't recall any heavy coniferous notes. Certainly no heavy pine, that's for sure. Thanks for the ideas everyone. I have a feeling that the fragrance is somewhere in the list of...
  3. A Challenge- Please help me ID this fragrance

    Hello,
    Here is a challenge for you all. I've been trying to wrap up this quest for some time and help would be appreciated. Back in college (circa 1992) this girl sat next to me during a sociology...
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    Re: Montale's Lime Oud. What a Surprise.

    I've got a pretty good health plan. $10 copay, so figure $20 for a doctors visit and some antibiotics. I'm still saving big-time bucks. Just kidding though - I got the "daytime hooker" thing from "My...
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    Re: Montale's Lime Oud. What a Surprise.

    Yeah, but at $210 a bottle? The cost/value ratio says go with the daytime hooker for $50.
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    Re: Bay Rums: Recommendations?

    An update regarding my adventures in Bay Rum. :) I bought a bottle of Bay Rum at Sally's Beauty Supply. It was absolutely horrendous. Smelling synthetic and stale it left an unpleasant residue. My...
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    Anybody tried Citrocol lime splash

    I love having a lime splash for weekend chores, running to the hardware store and the like. I really like Royall Lyme but I find it cost prohibitive. Per bottle is reasonable but one has to use SO...
  8. Re: What's the best, cheapest, bay rum I can get ?

    I really like Clubman Virgin Island Bay Rum and Royall. Stay away from the stuff they sell at Sally's Beauty Supply. It was so bad I mentally repressed the brand name. In a previous thread many said...
  9. Thread: Spikenard ?

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    Re: Spikenard ?

    I have a small vial and I agree with your description. I would add Stuffy and Sweaty to the list of adjectives. On Ebay they normally have Spikenard based perfumes and lotions that are marketed...
  10. Thread: Barbershop?

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    Re: Barbershop?

    "Barbershop" is the term used for splashes the barbers used after the haircut. They would splash it into their hands then rub it on your neck and ears. Normally they smelled like Canoe, Old Spice,...
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    Re: What would Indiana Jones wear?

    Indiana Jones tilting his head back and spritzing? I don't think so! Definately a splasher and I say Old Spice Lime.
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    Re: Bay Rums: Recommendations?

    The reviews on Idole sound interesting. I'll have to try a sample. Well, my Pinaud Clubman Virgin Island Bay Rum arrived. I must say it has shot to the top of my Bay Rum rankings. Fantastic mix of...
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    Re: Bay Rums: Recommendations?

    I've been on a Bay Rum kick lately so I thought I'd update this thread. A bottle of Clubman is on it's way and when it arrives I'll post my thoughts.

    Royall Bay Rhum - Excellent, if short-lived,...
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    Re: My Royall Reviews

    You are welcome. I too would love to hear some impressions of Royall Spyce. I'm really into splash-on, old fashioned type of colognes. I need to get a bottle of that Burt's Bees Bay Rum before it all...
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    My Royall Reviews

    Got a set of Royall mini's which I had been looking forward to trying. Here are my thoughts.

    1. Bay Rhum - Not what I expected. My only other experience with Bay Rum was a bottle of Colonel...
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    Re: Royall Vetiver

    MisterK - Have you tried the Spyce yet? If so, would you say it's a warm spice (ala Old Spice) or a cold, sharp spice (ala Jaipur)? I've been eyeballing this one for awhile and am thinking of getting...
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    Re: Bay Rums: Recommendations?

    On second thought tossing that bottle was stupid. I'm thinking of trying to create my own cologne splashes and that bottle was awesome. Could have steralized it and slapped a homemade label on it. Oh...
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    Re: Bay Rums: Recommendations?

    I've only tried one Bay Rum. It was called (something like) Dr. Ichabod Cronk's and I found it sickly smelling. I tossed it. Of course I bought it from a barber shop and it was out of the box and...
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    Re: Need a non-niche spicy fragrance

    I've been considering getting a bottle of Royall Spyce. I wonder if that might work for you. Anybody tried that one and Havana and could compare? It's an EDC as compared to an EDT like Havana so it...
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    Re: recommendations

    I agree that you should not spend a penny on a Creed until after you've smelled the ambergris. I myself don't like the smell of ambergris in abundance so I would not buy a bottle of Creed at a 90%...
  21. Thread: *top 10*

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    Re: *top 10*

    Many, many expensive niche's have proven to be "fancy lads" who couldn't handle the rough and tumble real world. So after 4 years in the hobby, here is my top 10.

    1. Guerlain Vetiver
    2. Chanel...
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    Re: Proper Pronunciation of Puig?

    I pronounce it as surge loo-tens. I hope I'm correct.
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    Re: Proper Pronunciation of Puig?

    Would the 'ge' hard or soft?

    I have nightmares about that scene in Showgirls where Naomi say proudly about her new dress - "It's a Vers-Achey"! :)
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    Proper Pronunciation of Puig?

    If I ever have to tell people what I'm wearing, I don't want to sound like a dolt.

    Pwig
    Pug
    pig
    poyg
    ???????????
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    Re: I seem to like splashes better. Ideas?

    Thanks for the ideas. Thanks to Wicozani's tip I ordered some Puig Agua Lavanda off Ebay. A 25.5 oz. bottle for $20 including shipping? Definately worth the blind buy. Those CDG Series 4 splashes,...
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    I seem to like splashes better. Ideas?

    It might sound weird but I really do like the act of splashing on fragrance rather than spraying. Mostly nowadays the only splashes seem to be the cheaper priced classics. I was hoping for some ideas...
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    Re: Tobacco with smoke and depth

    The best tobacco I have is also the most inexpensive - Cuba Red. More of an organic leafy tobacco than a smoky one, but excellent at any rate. Absolutely no powder, floral or soapiness in this one -...
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    Re: Gimmie that ol' "OFF BEAT" fragrance(s)!

    Definately this one - L'Anarchiste by Caron. Wet metal with cloves. In regards to Yatagan, I don't find it that "offbeat". It makes me think of the ancient world. Possibly something that could have...
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    Re: Rec me some oriental's please

    Thanks for all of your replies. And the winner with 4 recommendations is ---

    Guerlain L'Instant

    I shall honor the winner with a blind purchase and report back with my impressions. 8-)
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    Rec me some oriental's please

    Hello, Recently purchased Chanel Allure Homme and Serge Lutens Chergui. I really like them both (Allure a little more so) and they seem to work with my chemistry well. They are not too sweet and not...
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    Re: Strong Workplace Cologne

    Salvatore Ferragamo Pour Homme - The perfect blend of vetiver, fig and grapefruit. It seemed to be popular it's first few years (introduced 1999) but now it's rarely smelled. Two spritzes, one on top...
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    Tobacco- Cuba Red vs. Tabarome Millesime

    As a big fan of Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme I decided to pick up a few more tobacco based scents. I went with a high end Creed (Tabarome Millesime) and a low end Cuba Paris (Red). Here are my...
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    Re: Top 3 Fragrances?

    1. Dolce & Gabanna - Pour Homme

    2. Caron - L'Anarchiste

    3. Givenchy - Greenergy

    Biggest letdowns: All the Creeds I've tried, All the Chanels I've tried, Zino, Messe De Minuit, and Guerlein...
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    Re: ok...I just swapped for Messe de Minuit.

    I purchased a decant an Ebay and found it quite unpleasant. It was super sweet in a strange, sweaty diabetes kind of way. I chucked my bottle because I didn't want to give it to a friend and then...
  35. Re: I just bought 2 bottles of Iquitos am I crazy?

    I'm thinking of buying a bottle blind. It's inexpensive, sounds interesting and I love "L'Eclisse".
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    Re: Help. If I love Dolce & Gabbana PH...

    It was that same thread that kind of led me to create this discussion. In that thread Scentsei (in a break from the D&G lovefest :)) says that he smelled other fragrances from the same family that...
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    Help. If I love Dolce & Gabbana PH...

    Is Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme relatively unique in the fragrance world or is there a group of fragrances that revolve around a similar concept? What are some others that I might like? I first smelled...
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    Re: My Anteus Arrived!

    Just this past week I've been trying both Antaeus and Egoiste. I purchased some of the Small Chanel sample spray bottles off of Ebay. My first impression was that I disliked Antaeus and was warm...
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    Re: Luca's top ten

    The excerpts from Luca's Perfume Guide in "The Emperor of Scent" were in English. So, was his Perfume Guide written in English or were these translated from the French? I checked Amazon for the guide...
  40. Thread: Grey Flannel

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    Re: Grey Flannel

    I enjoy GF because it's the only masculine fragrance I've experienced with a narcissus/paperwhites note. There is a Diptyque fragrance with a heavy narcissus smell but I found it too feminine...
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    Re: Question about a certain bad note

    I'd say the Patchouli is more dominant than the Tar.... I also don't think of PE as a Aldehyde dominated fragrance. Anyone want to correct me here?

    What does the repulsive note smell like? Can...
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    Question about a certain bad note

    Hello,
    First message. Started wearing fragrances about two years ago and this forum has been immensely helpful. I have a question I was hoping someone might answer. I have tried some fragrances that...
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