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    Re: Interlude for the office ?

    Great option, in fact, I am going to break it out for work tomorrow
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    Re: Dealing with a big collection

    Collection is currently around the 250 mark which in truth is way too big and often has me scratching my head and wondering what I am actually doing

    In terms of managing it, I do it pretty badly....
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    Re: Arquiste EL- Awesome release!

    Well, El has turned out to be a hit in my house

    I think that it is great and the other half also like it which is unusual as she tends to dislike anything with an animalic feel

    For me, I...
  4. Re: best strongest in sillage,long lasting and beast mode projection currently available on the shel

    Interlude Man - will never leave your skin until you shower although some suggest the recent formulation is a touch weaker

    Many Montales - Aoud Lime, Dark Aoud, Aoud Leather (I gave this one away...
  5. Re: Any fragrance houses you hate / refuse to wear?... and why?

    Not that I refuse to wear them but I struggle to get inspired by Bond No 9 and I have also never found a Blood Concept scent that was even close to being wearable
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    Re: Arquiste EL- Awesome release!

    Just received my bottle this morning - only tested it on paper but here are my thoughts:

    I will love it - my wife will hate it
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    Re: What is you favorite Mancera Fragrance?

    Thanks - as with many BN'ers it got pretty out of hand when I joined this site - certainly no regrets though!
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    Re: What is you favorite Mancera Fragrance?

    Well, it's over a year since I listed my favourites from this house and while The Aoud and Aoud Sandroses are still right up there, I thought I would mention Aoud Vanille. It is without a doubt one...
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    Re: Oud Recommendations?

    Thirty Three - Ex Idolo
    The Aoud - Mancera
    Indonesian Oud - Zegna
    Leather Oud - Dior
  10. Re: Any male fragrance that smells like apples or Pineapple

    Montale Aoud and Pine has a great Apple note
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    Re: Fragrance sample sites can they be trusted

    Get involved in splits from this site, plenty of trustworthy folk around here
  12. Thread: Roja Dove ?

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    Re: Roja Dove ?

    Toss up between Amber Aoud and Fetish for me
  13. Re: Do you think our peculiar interest in fragrance is/could be a sign of...

    From a personal point of view your suggestion is way off - I work in a heavily 'alpha male' dominated industry and telling people you are interested in perfume (which I do) doesn't seem to suggest a...
  14. Re: Which Fragrances Do You Most Look Forward to Wearing Once the Weather Turns Really Cold?

    Agree with Kaern on this, I don't really follow the scent for a season idea

    And I also no longer like the cold weather - I must be getting old!
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    Re: New Penhaligon's Exclusives - anyone tried them?

    Exactly the same with me, normally great service from them but radio silence this time around
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    Re: Fragrance for Night Time, Elegant (Suit)

    Puredistance M was the first thing that jumped into my mind
  17. Thread: Your Big Three

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    Re: Your Big Three

    Too hard and always changing but for today:

    Thirty Three
    Gucci Nobile
    Opus VI
  18. Thread: Egosite help

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    Re: Egosite help

    Thanks badarun, pretty pleased with myself today!
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    Re: Egosite help

    Thanks everyone - I don't want you to think that I was too lazy to check this myself as I have looked at the sites mentioned above. What threw me was that my bottle sort of doesn't fit into any of...
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    Re: Intoxicated by Kilian. Yes. Yes indeed...

    Doesn't get the love around here that I think it deserves - happens to be one of my wifes favourites on me
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    Re: Egosite help

    Thanks Bavard,

    if you don't mind me asking, what am I missing that dates it at 1990?

    - - - Updated - - -



    Thanks saminlondon - I had noticed the difference in name but like you, I cant...
  22. Re: I just bought a sample package of Imaginary Authors

    Chucking them all in is a better idea than buying Bulls Blood in my opinion!
  23. Thread: Egosite help

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    Egosite help

    I am hoping that those with more knowledge than I (pretty much everyone) could help me with an approximate date for a bottle of Egoiste that I have bought

    I am not particularly worried that it is...
  24. Re: Cedrat Boise by Mancera VS Creed Green Irish Tweed - Which one do you prefer?

    Git
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    Re: Which scent screams "don't f@&k with me"

    Mona Di Orio Cuir always seemed to complement a bad mood for me
  26. Re: If beer were a fragrance, as an analogy, what fragrance would Guiness be?

    Dark, not particularly sweet yet not totally bitter, loved by some, hated by others = Encre Noir

    Guinness is nowhere near as heavy as some believe, it is a great session beer
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    Re: Vanilla for a Little Boy

    Vanille Absolu from Montale is a straight up sweet vanilla
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    Re: Newbie wondering what I should get next

    If you can stretch the budget, Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: A random shoutout to Royal Oud

    I like it and wear it in any weather - not a big 'season-scent' believer
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    Re: Royal Mayfair or Green Irish Tweed

    Like both but as per a recent thread, GIT is the Swiss Army Knife of scents for me so another vote for GIT
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    Re: Mancera Recommendations?

    The Aoud and Aoud Sandroses are worth a look
  32. Poll: Re: Dealer's Choice: Maison Francis Kurkdjian (x4)

    Grand Soir - i like all four options but GS has better performance
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    Re: Question for experts

    I was thinking along the same lines that rum touched on - could it be Vetiver rather than the obvious Iso E Super? I notice that TS hasn't come back since rum made this suggestion?
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    Re: Animalic / dirty / challenging - suggestions?

    Yep, Oud Cashmere Mood today for me - I don't think that it is in the least bit challenging but then again, I have quite a lot of western ouds and I don't really think any of them are that difficult...
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    Re: Animalic / dirty / challenging - suggestions?

    Aoud Cuir D'Arabie

    First 5 minutes are marvellously challenging and it then settles down. I honestly think that most people don't realise how tame the dry down is due to the fact that they cant...
  36. Re: Invasion Barbare similar to vintage Fahrenheit

    Another one for the 'no resemblance' camp here
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    Re: Negative comments?

    I lost count at 11
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    Re: Negative comments?

    Almost too many to mention however, a brand new one that happened only 90 minutes ago:

    'You smell different today'
    What, in a good way?'
    'No'

    - vintage Kouros
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    Re: Anyone ever used ScentSamples?

    Did you tell Patrick that you was sending the items to him or did you just send them blind?

    If he knew that they were coming then there should be no problem - if he didn't know that you had sent...
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    Re: looking for alternatives to Dark Aoud

    Came here to say The Aoud by Mancera. It isn't quite as dry but it has room clearing performance (as confirmed to me by a colleague last week)
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    Re: Notes you Look For Compared to Notes you Avoid

    I am open to any sort of note so don't particularly look for things however, there are a couple that I avoid:

    Tomato Leaf
    Blood Accord

    The first three that you hate pretty much wipes out the...
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    Re: Your favorite patchouli?

    Givenchy Gentleman and Javanese Patchouli are two that I like
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    Re: Most influential fragrances

    Azzaro PH
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    Re: Which male perfume would you give 10 out of 10 ?

    Puredistance M
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    Re: A misinformed perfume SA..or just stupid.

    I work in sales and can confirm that the quality/ability of any sales person has a direct correlation with the amount of bullshit they come out with

    Weak sales staff = high levels of bullshit
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    Re: how do you wear leather fragrances?

    I wear it in exactly the same way as everything else - heavy on the trigger, room clearing style

    In terms of clothing, pretty similar to the guy above
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    Re: Has anyone tried Mancera Cedrat Boise

    This pretty much nails it
  48. Re: Looking for great CREED scents - Need suggestions!

    Performance isn't Creeds strength however, Bois Du Portugal works pretty well for me

    There are loads of other good ones such as Spice & Wood, Royal Mayfair, Royal Oud, VIW etc. but they don't last...
  49. Thread: time machine

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    Re: time machine

    Jazz - teenage fumblings
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    Re: First By Kilian Purchase- Suggestions

    This

    Also, Intoxicated is really good and often overlooked
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    Re: imaginary authors frags

    I own Memoirs of a Trespasser and Cobra and the Canary - both perform very well but I rarely reach for either of them
  52. Re: Looking for a new niche fragrance - Need your knowledge

    If you are looking for fresh and sweet then probably not, if you are open to different things then I would give it a whirl

    As Scarce suggested, maybe buy loads of samples rather than one blind...
  53. Re: Looking for a new niche fragrance - Need your knowledge

    Amazingly you have picked one of the least safe blind buys on the planet (isn't particularly sweet or fresh either)
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    Re: NEW: MFK Grand Soir

    Yes - anything my wife likes is always full bottle worthy on the back of her being a harsh critic!
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    Re: NEW: MFK Grand Soir

    Wore GS last night - there is a definite similarity to APLS but there is way less funk - it is also bit sweeter, more wearable and my wife actually likes it as opposed to gagging at APLS

    Also...
  56. Re: 45 minute phone call with Frédéric Malle sales rep

    It wouldn't bother me at all if a scent was reformulated and I still enjoyed it.

    What does rub with me is the suggestion that the product is 'tweaked' at some stage without making it known. I am...
  57. Re: 45 minute phone call with Frédéric Malle sales rep

    I think that there are plenty of people (myself included) that don't like to think that they are being mislead
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    Re: Most complimented by your spouse/other half ?

    Ones that I consistently get good comments on:

    Vanillary
    Versace Oud Noire
    Costume National Homme
    Dries Van Noten
    LDDM
    Safari
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    Re: Your 3 favorite from Le Labo? And 3 you dislike?

    This
  60. Re: What are your work horses? Most used work scents/dumb grabs

    I wear pretty much anything I like at work but I suppose the real acid test is what I wear when I am having meetings with people I do not work with on a daily basis:

    GIT
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    Re: Comme des Garçons Odeur 53 & Odeur 71

    Used to own both 53 and 71 but found that I rarely ever wore them even though I quite liked them

    The one thing I distinctly remember is the 'hot lightbulb' note in 53
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    Re: Pure distance m chypre palatin and richwood

    I own Puredistance M and Jubilation and while I am far from being an expert, they smell nothing like each other, not even in the same ballpark, at least to my nose

    I did sample Richwood quite some...
  63. Re: Or Black 2014 - Pascal Morabito - Sensational !!!!!

    I have the current version and think it's great - pleased to hear that there doesn't appear to be much difference with the original
  64. Re: Name the 5 'Oldest' (date of 'birth') scents from your Wardrobe!

    Fougere Royale - 1882

    Creed GIT - 1798

    Aramis - 1965

    Balafre - 1967

    Creed MI - 45 BC
  65. Re: Coconut lovers is montale intense tiare any good?

    It is a touch on the feminine side but I am pretty sure that you will not be arrested if you wear it

    It is a good summery, beach, coconut, flowery kind of thing with the usual Montale nuclear...
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    Re: best and worst rose ouds

    Favourites from what I own include:

    Thirty Three
    As Sawira
    Oud Palao
    Indonesian Oud
    Aoud Lime
    Black Aoud

    Don't really have any that I dislike as such
  67. Re: 45 minute phone call with Frédéric Malle sales rep

    For reference my Eau de Magnolia says 80%, POAL 83% and Musc Ravageur 84.5%
  68. Re: 45 minute phone call with Frédéric Malle sales rep

    If the bottle and box do not match then that is a problem as you can not sell something that has, what is effectively, two different descriptions. The reason that I think that this may happen is that...
  69. Re: 45 minute phone call with Frédéric Malle sales rep

    I am surprised that some people don't seem to think that this is a problem - it is pretty shady practice if proved to be the case in my opinion
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    Re: To the people with large collections

    I suppose that you would need to define what is a large collection - around here the number could be huge

    I consider that my collection is massive (in the real world) and average in the Basenotes...
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    Re: New Penhaligon Fragrances

    Unfortunately not - it is really nice but it is no better in terms of performance than the bulk of Penhaligons scents
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    Re: New Penhaligon Fragrances

    Tenacious is not a word I would use to describe As Sawira
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    Re: Need some help finding that kick ass performance

    This is a really good suggestion
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    Re: Need some help finding that kick ass performance

    I have been waiting for a new 'performance' thread so that I could mention the following:

    Black Oud EDT from LM Parfums

    I have loads of big hitting scents such as Interlude, Patchouli 24,...
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    Re: Who are the most innovative perfume houses?

    I would like to know more about your invention
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    Re: Any love here for ACIER ALUMINIUM?

    Wearing it tonight

    It is a bit weird, quite nice but pretty fleeting
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    Re: Worst notes you've ever smelt?

    Not a fan of:

    Tuberose
    Blood
    Tomato Leaf
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    Re: Fragrance Calculation

    not all atomisers pump out the same volume so it's not really possible to calculate
  79. Thread: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Worth Pour Homme Haute Concentration
  80. Re: Ever looked at all your fragrances and thought I don't like any of it anymore?

    I have had great success in the UK so maybe give it a go?
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    Re: Most beastly scents

    Interlude Man
  82. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    Impossible to choose from Monsieur Montana as there are LOADS that I love but here goes:

    Nobile
    Loewe Para Hombre
    Furyo
    Rive Gauche
    Bel Ami
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    Re: Mancera - Manufacturing Fault

    I have around 6 bottles of Mancera and one of them does have the same problem you describe. You can not take the cap off without taking the sprayer off - it is a pain in the arse

    With regards to...
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    Re: Endymion Concentré. Anyone tried it?

    I got a leathery note in there somewhere and found its performance to be well below average
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    Re: ZERO sweetness, dark and mysterious, any ideas?

    Montale Dark Aoud - this is one of the driest that I own
  86. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    From shivsri

    Givenchy Gentleman
    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
    Interlude
    Dior Homme Parfum
    Antaeus
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    Re: Interesting SOTD Patterns

    The only consistency for me is the randomness
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    Re: What the heck is FRICTION TONIQUE?

    At a guess, After Shave
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    Re: Cannabis fragrances.

    This - my brother used to smoke it a lot and when I first tried this it reminded me of the exact same smell that used to come out of his room
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    Re: All 1oz decant collection? Bad idea?

    I would gladly buy 30ml of everything I own if I could - I have larger bottles that I know I have zero chance of finishing so I think your idea makes perfect sense
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    Re: Baccarat Rouge: Am I Missing Out?

    It is pretty sweet but I like it and others have commented on it to the point where I have had to hand out samples at work to a couple of colleagues who REALLY like it
  92. Thread: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Gucci Pour Homme
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    Re: De Bachmakov (First Impressions)

    I should probably wear this more than I do
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    Poll: Re: Are we all guilty of addiction

    This
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    Re: Thoughts on 6 hard-to-find Montales

    Some might say that they come out that quickly that its almost as though no thought goes in to it
  96. Re: Imagine if catastrophe struck & you had to start over with your wardrobe. Where would you start

    As an estimate I would say only 20% of my collection would be re-bought

    I would try and replace nearly all the vintage bottles that I have as I seem to be gravitating heavily towards them - off...
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    Re: Thoughts on 6 hard-to-find Montales

    Although I only own one of the six you mention it seems that we have fairly differing views on it

    Aoud and Pine - I find this to have a huge apple note and surprisingly for Montale it does not...
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    Re: Olfactive Studio Still Life performance :(

    I own the discovery set and find all of them perform well below average
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    Re: Current Strongest Montale ?

    There are a few Montales that can out do Black Aoud.

    Aoud Lime gives it a run for its money but Red Aoud is way stronger in my opinion

    Honourable mention from Aoud Leather which is the most...
  100. Re: How do you arrange your collection, by house or notes?

    This

    If I had to describe the current situation then a 'New York Skyline' would be somewhere near
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