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    Re: Al Haramain scents......

    I have the following in CPO:

    Attar al Mahfuz: Incense-y, animalic, rose. My favorite. Very unique presentation.

    Mena: Very loud, modern, fruity musk. Bottle looks like it belongs on a pimp's...
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    Re: Eden - cacharel ???

    I purchased Eden last fall, thinking I would like. I just couldn't figure this fragrance out: it's strange, I'll certainly give it that, but I couldn't associate anything garden-like, or natural,...
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    Re: Aramis - Tuscany or 900 and why?

    I love 900 (old one), but I ran out, and went to Aromatics Elixir, because the nearby stores don't have 900. I don;t use full sprays of AE, just very lightly applied. When done with light hand, it's...
  4. Re: Eisenberg J'Ose - A true rival to New Haarlem and Rochas

    Never heard of Eisenberg J'Ose, but I have J'ai Ose parfum, which used to be a Guy Laroche scent. Nice smokey birch-tar fragrance.
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    Re: Barbershop Fragrances?

    Coty Musk for Men.
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    Re: Soapy Perfumes

    My current soapy perfume, is a perfume: Ivoire by Balmain. This is the 2012 version; the new one. "Ivoire" is such a great name for it, as it smells sorta like Ivory soap. It's green and very soapy....
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    Re: Lets talk heavy musky manly scents

    Salvador Dali pour Homme: Dark, heavy and as macho as it gets. It's a bit sinister, too. It took me a while to understand, but once I did, it was on!

    Kouros: Get this one, away. A benchmark...
  8. Re: Is this version of Kouros going to pack the punch and rawness of the vintage?

    My new bottle smells like the vintage to me. Maybe not quite as dark, but there's no mistaking it for anything else, other than Kouros in all it's feral glory, and I'm glad of that. I'll never be...
  9. Re: fighting fire with fire (beast modes alternatives for clubbing!)

    Hmmm, I'm gonna have to look into this deer scape scent thing. lol.

    How about Kouros? It doesn't beat around the bush....ok, maybe it does, because that's what a wild beast does, and what a...
  10. Re: Nighttime scents that relax you and help you sleep.

    Bandit
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    Re: VINTAGE Yatagan vs current FORMULATION

    I'm savoring my vintage 1.7 oz bottle, but I'm still gonna try out the new. I love it for late summer, and fall.
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    Re: Geir Ness

    I have a mini of it, which is fine; a little goes a loooong way. I don;t wear it much, especially if it's hot out. It get's too "screechy", a bit high pitched for the heat.
  13. Re: What does it mean when a frag smells "purple"

    I'm trying out Santal Majuscule, on my left arm, right now. I'm about an hour into the drydown, and it's starting to smell very "purple" to me. What began as a red, rosey, sandalwood, has later...
  14. Re: What is the best "green" fragrance for you? (eg. notes: lemon leaves, vetyver, green tea etc...)

    My favorite is Bandit. Not only is it my favorite green, it's my favorite scent of all. I don;t wear all the time, but I can't be without it. I even have a tiny .25oz parfum, on may night table....
  15. Re: Current Formulation Antaeus - Castoreum Question

    Real castoreum is still available on it's own, as beaver is far from being a threatened ( it's a introduced pest in S. America, where it is causing environmental damage.) It's is still trapped to...
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    Re: Scent Intense - Costume National

    I own SCENT Intense, too, but haven;t worn it in a while. It's the only "amber" scent I really like. To me, it's like the olfactory equivalent of purple florescent lights. It would be at home, at a...
  17. Re: Montale red aoud , aoud musk , or something else?

    I love Aoud Musk. It's very strong, but I've had lots of compliments on it. I love Red Aoud, but I don;t own it, yet.
  18. Re: Looking for a "creamy", "white", breathy powdery

    Balmain Ivoire (2012)
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    Re: Thanksgiving!

    I was trying to figure out what to wear this morning. Chergui? It's festive, sweet, spicy, and cozy: pass. Ambre Sultan? Even more holiday spiciness: pass. Lolita Lempicka?...but which one? I have...
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    Re: Best Aquatic for Overcast weather

    I don;t know many aquatics, but it have a few scents that evoke wetness.

    Hermes Eau de Gentiane Blanche, has a very "rainy" feel to it. It's not sweet at all: it's very bitter and vegetal at the...
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle Pour Homme question

    I love Kenzo Jungle pour Homme: I just wished it projected more, and lasted longer. Jungle L'elephant, is good, too, but I like it more a holiday room spray.
  22. Re: Shalimar EDT, EDC, EDP, Parfum for a man to wear

    I bought the edp, last winter, but after living with it a while, I've decided it isn;t really me. Maybe I've should have tried the edt , instead. I had a tiny parfum mini (vintage), which i gave to...
  23. Re: Shalimar EDT, EDC, EDP, Parfum for a man to wear

    I bought the edp, last winter, but after living with it a while, I've decided it isn;t really me. Maybe I've should have tried the edt , instead.
  24. Re: Eau de Metal FOR MEN? Anyone here in the forums tried?

    I have the regular Metal edt. Green, oily, shampoo/bodywash like scent, great for spring and summer.
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    Re: Sleeping Scent .going to bed

    Lately, mine has been Balmain de Balmain. The cooler nights, and dryer days, make it a great scent to use this time of year; next to my beloved Bandit.
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    Re: Jovan Musk for Men... Am I Nuts?

    I miss the oil form, that used to come in the little, rectangular, .5 once bottles. It was my first fragrance, ever.
  27. Re: CK One Shock - great bargain, like Pure Havane done right

    I have CK Shock in the aerosol can. I've worn it a few times. Only works in the winter, for me.
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    Re: NEW: Pi Extreme

    I have the EDP, somewhere. It's a pretty full fragrance in either EDT or EDP. I can't imagine an 'Extreme" version. I'll definitely have to try it out.
  29. Re: a more affordable chypre palatin like frag?

    I think the Rochas Femme (the recent one), kinda smells like it, but not exactly the same; Femme smells much "cheaper", of course, and not nearly as sweet as CP. I have to find my sample of Chypre...
  30. Re: "Men's" and "Women's" fragrances diverged significantly?Enjoying 70s womens chypre (Faberge Part

    I love the old chypres:

    Bandit is my all time favorite fragrance all around.

    Jean Louis scherrer, is really nice too. the opening is cool, and somewhat minty. It reminds a bit of Chypre...
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    Re: Olympic Orchids, what to try?

    I got the sampler of about 25 vials, a few years ago. Some of the perfumes aren't available anymore, and a few of them were under "working" names at the time. There were several that I liked, but I...
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    Re: Aramis Devin

    I love Devin, too, but I lost track of my little vintage bottle, and I haven't smelled the new one. I had to settle for Estee Lauder Aliage, which isn't as dark as Devin, but very similar. Aliage is...
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    Re: I want to smell like food! Suggestions?

    Smell Bent Prairie Nymph: Clementine, honey, and cinnamon. Smells like Christmas.

    Smell Bent Five: Smells like old french fries.

    L'Erbolario Dolcelisir: Caramel and apple pie. Cheaper than...
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    Re: Ajmal perfumes

    I have Ajmal Musk Gazelle AAA. It's not an everyday scent, for sure.

    I'd love to get Mukhallat Shams. Very bitter, but compelling scent. I've only sampled it.
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    Re: Got slammed tonight...

    I've never had a complaint, from anyone at church about my fragrance, but during the service, I sit alone on the left side on the stage; playing the keyboard. After music time, I go sit in the very...
  36. Re: What was your first fragrance that you bought for yourself that was marketed for women?

    Oh, and I left out Jean Louis Scherrer. A nice one: like green soap, with a bit of moss. Has a minty thing up top, that I really like. I'm reminded of Chypre Mousse, by Oriza L. Legrand, though CM is...
  37. Re: What was your first fragrance that you bought for yourself that was marketed for women?

    I've worn men's fragrances, that people swore were for woman, upon smelling them. I think it the style of certain fragrances, that make them similar. Orientals can do that, and old chypres, and...
  38. Re: Which Montale is the best for summer? like the beach?

    Sand Flowers

    Mango Manga

    Musk to Musk
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    Re: Clean smelling Montale

    Musk to Musk is by far the cleanest I've experienced. It's a clean, white, linens on a clothesline, kind of clean. It's strong stuff, but I'll always have in my collection, as long as they keep...
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    Re: A peach of a fragrance.

    Robert Piguet Visa: Heavy, syrupy, peach..with some spice.

    Keiko Mecheri Peau de Peche: Smells just like peach skin. Not a very loud scent, and not very sweet.

    Andre Courreges Empreinte: Very...
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    Re: Performing musicians of Basenotes

    I play piano every week, and pedal harp on occasion. I wear whatever strikes my fancy that day.
  42. Re: Tom Ford Black Orchid being marketed to men

    I have it, but only wear one certain occasions. My dad mistakenly used it, thinking it was his bottle of Monsieur Musk. It was dark on him, not very floral, and not all that loud.
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    Re: Winter/ Night scents?

    I've never smelled Tom Ford Noir, but I'll throw a few suggestions out there, anyway.


    PG Coze: Spicy, dark and very autumnal, and so is....

    PG L'oiseau de Nuit (Night Bird). For those...
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    Re: Fragrance with heavy aldehydes

    ELDO Vraie Blonde: Such an oddball, this one. The aldehydes are fizzy, and champagne-like. I bought a bottle, because it was too strange to pass up.
  45. Re: Skanky/Animalic/Barnyard-y Oud Suggestions

    I wouldn't call Oudy Woody, skanky. It's a rather bland, musty closet kind of smell.

    Surrati Dehn al Oud Malaki, is a skanky one. It smells like a rotting, wood chip pile. In the far drydown, it...
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    Re: Best sweet oldschool fragrance for you

    Tabac, by Maurer + Wirtz : Very sweet, and very old school.

    The Baron, by LTL: Another sweet, and very old-school scent. Think musty, old, Sweet-tart candies.

    Royal Bain de Champgne/ Royal...
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    Re: Signature Scent

    Lanvin Oxygene Homme: This is a nice, inexpensive, woody, fresh scent. The women's version, ain;t too bad either, if you like sandalwood.

    Gendarme edc, or edp. Clean, cool, and soapy.

    Montana...
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    Re: Montale Mukhallat - opinions wanted

    I didn't like it. It was too 'plastic" smelling.
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    Re: Chypre Suggestions Please!

    My favorite Chypres are:

    Jean-Louis Scherrer (not the the number "2" one!)

    Yatagan

    Empreinte

    Bandit
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    Re: The perfume of the Earth

    Mitti Attar from India. It smells like petrichor, the smell of rain, when it hits the dry ground. A compound call Geosmin, is responsible for the aroma (also what gives beets, their distinctive,...
  51. Re: SPRING/SUMMER cheapo fragrances recommendations

    Lanvin Oxygene Homme. I bought this blind, a number of years ago, along with another fragrance, because it was half off the regular price (I liked the "femme" version, so I thought I'd like this). I...
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    Re: Unusual Designer Scents

    NR Musc Collection for Him.
  53. Poll: Re: Best "clean" - fresh type smelling fragnance?

    My current soapy scent is Balmain Ivoire (2012). I find it soapy in the best possible way. It's kinda addictive.
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    Re: I Just Bought Black Orchid...

    I wear occasionally. The middle, and drydown are masculine, to me. Very musky patchouli. The opening is a little rough, sometimes, especially in hot weather. There's a screechy, over-ripe...
  55. Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    I have a vintage bottle of Jean-Louis Scherrer. This chypre has one of my most favorite oakmoss dry-downs. It's a women's frag, but time, and a change in tastes, have rendered it "masculine" with...
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    Re: De Profundis

    I have a full bottle of this. I've only dabbed it on a few times. I bought it after sampling it a few times; forked over $220, or so, for it...the most I ever paid for a fragrance. To me, it's smells...
  57. Re: 1776 Russian Leather by Elsha - another gem

    I dumped some Madini Ambergris oil into mine, which made it quite feral , and darker.
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    Re: Joop homme

    I have Joop, but rarely use it. It reminds me of Nag Champa incense, which I love, but Joop is way over the top, at times.

    I switched to Mauboussin (2000, edp, in the rounded pyramid bottle. ) as...
  59. Re: Powdery soap fragrance with green notes?

    I forgot about Silences. I have the old one, which is still readily available. Not keen on the opening, but the dry-down is bitter, dark and vegetal. Somehow, it reminds me of green camouflage...
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    Re: Good For A Laugh!

    This is hilarious!
  61. Thread: CdG fans

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    Re: CdG fans

    2 MAN: Smokey, snuffed candle scent, with vetiver. I love this in the fall.

    Comme des Garcons (original, edp): Very spicy, dry and medicinal, with some rose. I love it in the winter.

    Odeur...
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    Re: Masculine Rose

    Aramis 900, Haramain Al Mahfuz and Rose Poivree are my rose scents. Other than that, I very picky when it comes to rose.
  63. Re: Powdery soap fragrance with green notes?

    I just got a mini of Balmain Ivoire (2011 version). Vibrant, succulent, green opening; soap in the middle, and more soap in the base. Might be a little too feminine, maybe, at least in the beginning....
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    Re: Summer night scent

    Mine Are:

    PG Psychotrope

    Aramis Devin

    Bandit parfum

    Eau de Gentaine Blanche
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    Re: Bad news: Molyneux's Captain is back...

    I'd rather have Vivre, though it's not something I'd wear. I love that bottle! I have two empty ones, but would love to some original fragrance to put in.
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    Re: Favourite fragrances from Jovan?

    White Musk for men is my favorite. N.R.G is second, Jovan Musk (men) is next.

    Jovan musk for men, was my very first fragrance, ever. I worn it for years.
  67. Re: Need a fragrance which smells like dove soap

    I love the smell of Dove soap, the original, white bar. My great-grandmother, did not wear perfume, but she used Dove soap.

    I find that Jean-Louis Scherrer edt, smells a lot like Dove soap in the...
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    Re: Summer night scent

    PG Psychotrope
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    I got mine yesterday, June 4. I thought I was getting the silver shouldered bottle, but I received the newer one instead. It's still the same scent I remember, but perhaps not as long lasting. Seems...
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    Re: Caron Yatagan - crazy fragrance !!

    Yatagan is my favorite autumn scent. I was comparing it the other night, with Jean Louis Scherrer edt (the original), I noticed similarities. JLS is a more floral, summer version, of Yatagan; green...
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    Re: Kinski by Escentric Molecules

    I have a sample, and I like, but I'm gonna use up something else, before I buy this one. For me, Kinski is a chypre, my favorite genre. I call it a "marijuana chypre".
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    I won;t be able to wear Kouros, today, as I don't have any. :( , but I did order some 2 night ago, so at least I have it for the rest of June! :)
  73. Re: What are some of your favorite Plum fragrances?

    Watch it with Dark Purple, though. It can be a bit too much. It's definitely not a multiple spray scent. It's very much a dab on type fragrance. I really have to be in the mood for it. The weather...
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    Re: Olympic Orchids, what to try?

    BTW, here's a strange little vid, featuring Professor Ellen Covey (Owner and perfumer of Olympic Orchids), herself.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0Fywhi1-6c


    ...and this...
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    Re: Olympic Orchids, what to try?

    I got the huge sample pack (discovery set) a few years ago. I liked a lot of them, but I thought Salamanca was ok . It's dark, kinda bitter...very heavy. Not sweet at all, but this was before it...
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    Re: got me some 4711 today

    I have a few big bottles (they look kinda like liquor bottles). I like to dowse myself with it on a hot day, especially after doing work outside, and then stretch out on the floor, in front of a fan....
  77. Re: Obscure (odd) Niche scent that got you a surprising compliment -

    I got TONS of compliments while wearing Dorissima Narziss. Need to get another bottle.
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    Re: Summer Leather?

    Mine is Cuir Venenum (Parfumerie Generale). It's a very strange scent; you either love it, or hate it. Reminds me of summer nights, here in SC. Drinking beer with friends, bonfires, warm skin after a...
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    Re: What do you know about REALM by Erox

    I thought it was great, about 25 years ago. I bought a bottle recently, but I can't wear it. Seems like it has changed. Too much powder, now.
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    Re: rainy day cologne

    Eau de Gentiane Blanche.
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    Re: Authentic smell of rain and wet wood.

    Mitti Attar from India, is petrichor/geosmin scent, mixed into sandalwood oil. It's actually distilled from baked clay!. It smells like rain hitting dry clay. It's also expensive, but a very little...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    I gotta buy a bottle. I ran out long ago, but now regret not being more conservative with it. I wore it to bed, all the time!

    June 1st: World wide Kouros "stink out" Day ....I love it.

    ...
  83. Re: Are there any fragrances that smell like Redbull?

    Olympic Orchids Red Cattleya smells like Red Bull to me.
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    Re: Makeup / lipstick / woman's purse smell

    Annick Goutal Mon Parfum Cheri, par Camille: Get some samples of this! You won't be disappointed. This perfume, has all that fatty, waxy, aldehydic, makeup, lipstick-y smell.

    Olympic Orchids...
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    Re: Fragrances for gay

    Here:
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    Re: Difference of sex

    I wear mostly men's, but I do have some favorites that are marketed as women's. Bandit parfum, for one, is my most favorite scent ever, but I try not to wear it every single day (I wore Montana Homme...
  87. Re: Just Days After AOUD LAVENDER Three More New Montales!!! HONEY AOUD, AOUD SENSE, ORANGE FLOWERS

    I want to try Honey Aoud.
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    Re: pear fragrance

    Annick Goutal Petite Cherie. It's a feminine, but it's very pear-ish. It's cool, juicy pear, with grass. I don;t wear it, myself, but I have a few samples of it, that I like to experience at times.
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    Re: Grey Flannel - Why the dislike?

    I used to wear Grey Flannel, but I tired of it quickly. I do think it's better dabbed on, than sprayed.
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    Re: Let's Talk Musk ....

    I didn't realize the Ralph Lauren Blue, was a great musk fragrance in the dry down. It's one of the muskiest. It's a glean/dirty musk.
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    Re: White flakes in fragrance

    I have a Bath and Body Works fragrance, with the same thing. Looks like dandruff! When I got the bottle, it had none of the flakes in it, but with in a week, the flakes appeared. I have to the store...
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    Re: Going out scentless.

    I always put scent on. I even wear it to bed. I can go out, looking like a sloppy, unmade bed, but I be damned if I go out with no fragrance on.
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    Re: Fenugreek

    Ambre Sultan.

    L de Lolita Lempicka.

    ELDO The Afternoon of a Faun.
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    Re: Decant Shop killing me

    THE PERFUMED COURT ain't what it used to be. They mess up orders, too. I like Luckyscent, and the Perfume Shoppe.
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    Re: CB I Hate Perfume: Burning Leaves

    I have the oil base Burning Leaves, great stuff, but a little goes along way. Mix it with some CB Musk, and it's really feral!
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    Re: "Green" scents

    Yes...Eau de Gentiane Blanche. That's another favorite of mine!
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    Re: Oldest fragrance you own?

    Mine would be a .5 oz bottle of Habanita, from the 50's, maybe. I haven't really checked.

    I still have a bottle of Jamoca Musk for Men, that I purchased way back in 1996, or so.
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    Re: "Green" scents

    Bandit: An unsweetened green, that's very dry. My top green.

    Jean Louis Scherrer: Bracing, cool, mossy, forest type of green. My second favorite, especially in summer, when Bandit may be too...
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    Re: Montana Parfum d'Homme (the original)

    I bought a bottle of Parfum d'Homme. The box was genuine, with all the hallmarks, but the bottle inside turned out to be the grey one; the new 2001 scent, Montana Homme. I had been swindled. I ended...
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    Re: What's your favorite castoreum scent

    Yatagan
    Empreinte
    Parfum de Peau
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