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    Re: S o t D, Thursday, 3 September 2009

    Prada Infusion
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    Re: S o t D, Wednesday, 2 September 2009

    Calvin Klein MAN
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    Re: An interesting Cologne find

    I am going to objectively state that is an awesome bottle. If any legitimate house came out with that, you all would think it was the greatest thing ever.
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    Re: Who Likes Terre D'Hermes?

    I like it and others like it on me, but due to the bitterness I cannot wear it more than one time a week, and even then I get a little sick of it. Up close to the wearer, I get olafactory fatique...
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    Re: Anybody tried VV Roberto Verino Man

    There are many for sale on Ebay. Keep in mind this is "VV" NOT the "standard" Verino from a few years ago which was overall an acclaimed lighter fragrance, though now discontinued. That one is more...
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    Re: Today I Bought... (JUNE Edition)

    2nd bottle of Bvlgari PH
    1st bottle L'eau D'Issey
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    Re: Anybody tried VV Roberto Verino Man

    Many thanks for the replies. I think I'm going to pick this one up this month. D*mmit I love frags....
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    Re: Whats your favorite brand? (not niche)

    YSL or Penhaligon's
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    Re: The darkest most powerful mainstream scent

    Dali PH is my vote. I only wear it once a year - on Halloween.
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    Anybody tried VV Roberto Verino Man

    I see a few posts on this one but not many. Bottom line is I am wondering if this is office appropriate at all. I see comparisons to Jaipur which although I like it, it is not really office...
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    Civet musk note

    Those of us who enjoy musk from Civet cats in our frags, might find this coffee tasty:

    http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/04/10/coffee.dung/index.html
  12. Thread: Nice Aquatic

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    Re: Let's talk about the best Aquatic...

    Best one to keep you depressed on rainy day - Horizon.

    Nothing else is like it!
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    Re: Xeryus Mythical ??

    Thanks for the responses. Well I guess that confirms two things - the mythical fragrances are the ones that don't sell since they have repackaged them yet again, and their website sucks (the bullet...
  14. Re: Whats the BEST "I Just Got Out of the Shower Fragrance?"

    Just wear ADG and call it a day.
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    Re: New Look! The all new Basenotes!!!

    Grant's done a ton of work himself on the site. It makes me wonder why this can't be outsourced. It's sposored so I assume there are some $$ coming in - maybe they still would not cover the cost of...
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    Xeryus Mythical ??

    Is this a 2007 release, and has anybody tried it:

    http://www.fragrancenet.com/f/net/mf_items.html?cat=19757&cur_letter=X&gs_gen=M
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    Frags which have solicited compliments

    A bit of a random post, this is as much for my own records as it is information to everybody here. Anyway, the frags which have landed me compliments in the past year and a half:

    Marc Jacobs...
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    Re: Musc Ravageur: vomit-inducing

    It's fabulous.
  19. Thread: Rochas - LUI

    by MrCoffee
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    Re: Rochas - LUI

    I have no longevity issues with Lui. A did spray way too much once and the outcome was not good - but with normal application I think it's GREAT. It's like a Gucci PH but with more dimensions than...
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    Re: So my first repeat purchase was...

    Believe it or not, I am considering Aquaman as my first repeat purchase. Romance Silver must be a lot better than Romance (regular), or so I have heard here. Regular is not so great - I owned that...
  21. Re: Xeryus (not rouge): comparable to anything?

    What size is your older bottle? For some reason Xeryus comes in splashes much larger than the typical minis, etc. - my splash was a 1.7 or something like that like - I was pretty surprised.
  22. Re: Xeryus (not rouge): comparable to anything?

    Fyi - the "old" opaque bottle style is a splash not a spray, which sucks. If you get it, make sure you get the "new" bottle - the clear one.
  23. Thread: Wearability

    by MrCoffee
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    Re: Wearability

    I think people here have this opinion because 1) they wear fragrances for themselves first, not others, and 2) they understand that with regards to fragrance they are not exactly in the middle of the...
  24. Thread: This is it

    by MrCoffee
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    Re: This is it

    Is your avatar you, or Kevin Federline?
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    Re: Alyssa Ashley....Poor mans MKK

    Not familiar with the name, but it sounds like a porn star.
  26. Re: RIchest, Creamiest fragrance you've ever smelled ?

    That's a great nuance of Body Kouros for sure. I know exactly what you are getting at there. I think Bvgari Black is a little like that too, though maybe to a lesser degree.
  27. Re: RIchest, Creamiest fragrance you've ever smelled ?

    I honestly don't think I really own a true rich and creamy frag, but I think Endymion is at least directionally correct in that regard. Ormonde Jayne Man - I don't get creamy out of that whatsoever....
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    Re: The best white musk

    Nicole Farhi for men is an interesting and arguably underrated white musk - great for winter. Check it out if you get a chance.
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    Re: Which is your "Dirtiest" fragrance ?

    Without question - Kingdom for me.
  30. Re: The only perfume you would take with you to heaven

    Endymion because my girlfriend gave it to me and I think of her when I wear it.
  31. Re: Cinnamon - The lists, the scents and the recommendations - 2008 edition

    L'Instant PH I comes off as having a cinnamon note, or a combination of notes that provide the same effect.

    Agree with you on Must de Cartier - great if one is pushing 80.
  32. Re: RIchest, Creamiest fragrance you've ever smelled ?

    Several of these answers are, even objectively, either wildly off the mark or some people have not smelled enough fragrances. I guess that's covered by the disclaimer in the title "you've ever...
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    Re: Roger & Gallet - Any takers?

    I am planning to try "Open" soon, but Aramis Tuscany will probably come first. :-)
  34. Re: And in this corner: Michael Kors and in that corner:Bogart

    Haven't smelled Bogart yet but I own Kors and love it. Wore it a club a month ago and it was awesome, again.
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    Re: Versace Fraiche Dilemma

    I completely agree with sharp lemon and woods. And a synthetic element that is akin to windex as other reviewed have attested. It's not suited for a female IMO.
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    Re: Kouros-What have I been missing??

    I wore it today. 3 sprays was one too many but it was still bearable though my nose got a bit fatigued. 1 or 2 max is all you need and then it really shines - less is (much) more.
  37. Re: Looking for a cologne for super conservative friend....

    GIT is a can't miss if you are willing to spring for it.
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 13 Feb 08

    Paco Rabanne PH!
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    Re: Male equivalent to D&G Light Blue perfume

    The Versace smells like Light Blue for Men should have smelled.

    The Light Blue for Men that come out form D&G just smells like incredibly lame Light Blue for Women - it has no point.
  40. Thread: Sushi night

    by MrCoffee
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    Re: Sushi night

    Wear something fresh since sushi smells gross.
  41. Re: Reviews/comments highly affect what you think of a fragrance?

    Intially maybe, and before that they definitely will get me to try something or not. Ultimately though the scent will prove itself out or not to me. If you do the correct amount of research, and...
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    Re: Best Capucci scent for the office?

    Awesome - I ordered R. Thank you for all the replies!
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    Best Capucci scent for the office?

    Which Capucci scent is best for the office? - Opera IV, PH, R?

    Are there any that are more likely unsuitable for the office? If you can compare any of them to scents that are more talked about...
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    Re: Just tried Egoiste for the very first time!

    Yeah, check out Platinum as well!!!
  45. Re: Which "Special Editions" Are Better Than The Original?

    Good call - I'll second that for sure.
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    Re: answers on amber

    Heed the recs here on Amber Sultan. I sampled it this fall in London and loved it! It'll be a purchase when I am next willing to afford it.

    As an amber, Prada is garbage. I'm not saying it's...
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    Re: What is a fragrance you will NEVER wear?

    In one fragrance, Cartier Must manages to combines two smells that I don't care for - cinnamon and "old man" - awful unless perhaps you are over 50.

    And I long ago was done with CK fragrances.
  48. Thread: Finished?

    by MrCoffee
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    Re: Finished?

    I finished Rochas Aquaman (very nice scent for its purpose) and would next expect to finish Bvlgari PH.
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    Re: The (Almost) Identical Fragrances Thread

    These two are absolutely nothing alike, in my opinion.
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    Rive Guache and Kenzo Air - I could say they are both clean smelling perhaps. But from a...
  50. Re: Anucci - why did it take us so long to meet

    I'm looking at it now - having a tough time getting past the golf ball though...!
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    Re: Which is your "Dirtiest" fragrance ?

    I concur. Further, I think there is a cross section of scents here that one must smell before calling out what might be dirty or not - those would be the likes of Kouros, Kublai Kahn, Musc Ravageur,...
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    Re: Theory on Burberry colognes

    Touch = garbage. Weekend = worse. Original = subpar. Brit = no sillage, composition is right idea but crummy execution. London (new) = haven't owned it, seems ok but I won't bother based on the...
  53. Re: The right color for Bulgari PH: transparant or yellowish?

    My was second box - the ugly one - and it is clear as gin like another 'noter mentioned.
  54. Thread: Marc Jacobs

    by MrCoffee
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    Re: Marc Jacobs

    It's in my top 10 easily - maybe top 5. My GF has the chick version and she loves that too. But the men's is relatively superior to the women's in my opinion. Only issue is that MJ is better...
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    Re: A 100% synthetic

    Chandler Burr is a bit of a moron. I would bet my wardrobe there is well more than ONE popular scent on the market that is 100% synthetic. All fragrances contain alcohol and I could claim that is...
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    Re: Anise for Spring

    Kenzo Air is a nice licorice scent which manages to smell fresh at the same time. I'd encourage you to check it out. I wore it last week again and loved it.
  57. Re: Arpege PH or John Varvatos JV Men (original)

    Omg JV no contest. JV is original and fabulous. For the most part, Arpege is a syrupy mess.
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    Re: Lempicka au Masculin Fraicheur

    Ho crap that's a crazy price on LLAMF. It took my a year to search out a bottle for $20. Sorry to tell ya that I don't know about sillage yet - likely will not wear it until summer.
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    Re: Best alternative to L'eau D'issey

    ---> I'll second Live Jazz
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    Re: SotD - Thursday 24 Jan 08

    Kenzo Air
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 23 Jan 08

    Terre D'Hermes
  62. Re: Burr: Raw Materials and how they smell ~ deleted scenes from The Perfect Scent

    So he is stating that he "hates" 1/4 of the most popular notes? What is the point of the strong language? I would think to say you "hate" a note implies that you would "dislike" any fragrance...
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    Re: cologne that smells like toothpaste

    Check out Foetidus' review on Kouros Summer.
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    Re: SotD - Thursday 17 Jan 08

    Lanvin L'Homme
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday Jan. 16, 2008

    Penhaligon's 1870
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday 15 Jan 08

    Lanvin L'Homme
  67. Thread: Samourai

    by MrCoffee
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    Re: Samourai

    Samourai by Alain Delon is very good for the money and very underrated. It has a shimmering quality to it that makes it stand out. I've received compliments on it.
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    Re: Burberry Touch or Arpege Pour Homme

    I think Touch is more versatile. I would assert that Arpege is too syrupy for everyday use.
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    Re: What M7 Could Have Been

    TVLampBoy,

    I gotta respectfully disagree. I like them both, but I much prefer M7 and I would never want it to smell like Ormonde Jayne!
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 09 Jan 08

    Nicole Farhi for Men

    (underrated!)
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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana Ph

    The topnotes smell like GooGone to me, and I never got to a drydown that I enjoyed. I got rid of mine. I know it is/was popular - maybe it's dated, maybe mine was spoiled I don't know....
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 2 Jan 08

    Tardy response - mine was:

    Opus 1870
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    Re: Bye, bye Floris USA

    Fine by me - I think Penhaligon's is a far superior line.
  74. Thread: Lush sucks

    by MrCoffee
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    Lush sucks

    Wow - I ordered two simple perfume tins for my sister that were "in stock" on 12/13, and Lush didn't ship them until 12/20. On 12/22 they are sitting in Indianapolis via Fedex. I'm curious if they...
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    Re: SotD - Friday 21 Dec 07

    Ungaro III

    ---> like the scent but it didn't work for me today only - don't know why....
  76. Re: Dolce & Gabbana finally dumps the silver lable

    The topnotes smell like GooGone. I soon as I realized that I was done with it.
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    Re: Impulse purchases...

    Blind @ <$20 and I don't care about volume at that price point unless it's less than 1/2 ounce. It's tough to use up 1/2 an ounce when you have 50 frags. It'll last a little while....
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday 18 Dec 07

    Nicole Farhi - very underrated!
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    Re: ...and a side of Rive Gauche, por favor.

    I don't know - your bottle may be off. That said, it's not as bold as the rest of YSL's fragrances but it's just as good as the rest from that house. I've received multiple compliments wearing it,...
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 12 December 2007

    Terre D'Hermes
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    Re: Your Most Compliment Generating Colognes

    I think Marc Jacobs is fabulous. I was pretty thrilled when I finally did get a compliment on it. Not bad - as I don't wear it that often.
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday 11 December 2007

    Ungaro III
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    Re: SotD - Sunday December 9th

    Michael Kors for men
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    Re: Angel B*Men in the summer ?

    I love it too but I've never worn it in hot weather for fear of disasterous results. If you try it and it works out for you let me know. :-)
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    Re: Black Pepper - The forgotten note

    The two Ormande Jayne scents for men are freaking loaded with pepper. Decent, but they are way overpriced for the quality, IMO.
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    Re: SotD - Thursday 29 Nov 07

    Paco Rabanne
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    Re: Warm winter cologne?

    Bmen is one of my winter favs. Very underrated IMO.
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    Re: Your "pride bottle"

    Chamade!!!
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    Re: What will you wear on Xmas evening?

    Most likely Burberry Brit.
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    Re: John Varvatos OR Terre d'Hermes

    I agree with the observation above, and also with a previous comment the John Varavatos is better for the cold weather. Terre is better for the office, by the way. They are both fantastic - my...
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    Re: Sotd - Monday 26 Nov 07

    Ungaro III
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday 27 Nov 07

    Bvgari Black
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    Re: How often do you go without fragrance?

    Only if I am sick, and even then I usually try and make something work - sometimes with disasterous results. That can be a good way to make yourself hate a fragrance through association.
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    Re: Suggestions for London shops

    Perfect - thank you for the link!
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    Suggestions for London shops

    aside from Penhaligons, Floris and Ormonde Jayne? Are there any other boutiques worth visiting?
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    Re: Ysl Rive Gauche or M7

    Rive Gauche is more versatile for day or night, whereas M7 is better for night. Both are excellent fragrances. Rive Gauche is one of best designer barbershop scents that exists and I've been...
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    Re: Good scent for winter ?

    Angel Bmen
    Gucci PH
    Burberry Brit
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    Re: M7 or Bulgari Black? Help please!

    I have and enjoy both, but M7 is probably the "better" fragrance. As well, M7 is more conventional and better suited for nighttime. Black is a powdery, rubbery, vanilla concoction that, while...
  99. Re: I'm just thinking... Light Blue pour Homme... Should I?

    Careful with the classic though. Take whiff of Goo Gone, and then smell classic. I guarantee you won't be able to tell the difference. Goo Gone ruined that one for me before I ever got started...
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    Re: SOTD - Monday 12 Nov 2007

    Very Irresistible
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