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    Re: Which Fragrance do you use most often?

    KRIZIA UOMO, light and unusual, I'v e preferred it this summer.
  2. Re: Call Me Crazy, But... Englsh Leather Black

    I tried English Leather Black since I'm a longtime fan of original EL. The Black is an utterly different fragrance, to me it has notes of Drakkar Noir and Phat Farm Atman.

    Whereas, the original...
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    Re: Fragrance Directory Reviews - a rant

    Many reviewers review fragrances they like primarily, and not just any and all at random. And some review those they particularly dislike. Since reviews are volunteered by interested people I don't...
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    Re: Server Busy? Drink Tea!

    I would like to help this great site out. I have never used PayPal. On my way to PayPal I ran across a horror story at www.paypalsucks.com.

    Sounds like there are a lot of problems with PayPal.
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    Re: Paco Rabanne vs. Bond No.9 Great Jones

    Paco Rabanne is the greatest. My number 1 of all time.

    When do you think a change in formulation was made? I don't see any difference in my current bottle.

    Anyone know?
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    Re: Best frags for "natural" men?

    Oh, là là!...... A Reminiscence

    Today on my morning walk a memory came back that made me smile. In 1966 I sat my winter quarter French class at Ohio State University. The instructor was a lovely...
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    Re: Best frags for "natural" men?

    Certainly no offense was intended. I resided for many years in New Orleans, a city that attracts crowds of visitors, tourists and convention-goers year-round from around the world, and that city has...
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    Re: Best frags for "natural" men?

    The other clue to this question is the common use of the animal notes in perfumes: musk, civet, castoreum and ambergris. These notes form a sort of 'bridge' between the vegetal scents of the plant...
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    Re: Best frags for "natural" men?

    This is an interesting question. Somehow I don't think French and Italian parfumeurs of 100, 50, or 25 years ago who created then the classic fragrances we know today, ever assumed that the natural...
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    Re: Habit Rouge 'Cologne' vs. 'EDT'

    My Habit Rouge is the EdC, which I got because of preference indicated in reviews here. This scent surprised me more than any other bought unsmelled, even though I was prepared for something strange....
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    Re: Classic "pure" vetiver?

    Hové Parfumeur Ltd, who blend and sell their own fragrances, have a Vetiver that has been described as a soliflore of real rough vetiver.

    They've been on Royal Street in the French Quarter of New...
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    Plz help with vB code tag...

    When I set up my Signature (below) I used vB Code tags to center the first 2 lines. It worked correctly for a while. Now the tags are actually showing up on the page, as you can see.

    I often post...
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    Re: how to make your own perfumes at home ?

    WOW Mido! This is really interesting; we could be witnessing the beginnings of the great House of Mido.

    Are you now making perfumes and marketing them?
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    Re: Looking for weird/unique fragrances.

    Habit Rouge. It's known as a classic, but I can't figure it out and like it anyway. Does that mean I'm one of the 'sophisticated barbarians' it's said to be for?
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    Re: Scents are Not for Compliments,...

    My basic point in this somewhat jocular post was that, for ME wearing fragrance is primarily for my own enjoyment and as a form of self-expression, which is also communication to others. For this...
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    Re: Scents are Not for Compliments,...

    You've got it, InterludeINC21! That's only the beginning of the acronyms here...
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    Re: Controversial scents on Basenotes

    I would take that as a working definition of an interesting, effective fragrance.
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    Re: Scents are Not for Compliments,...

    I absolutely agree! TOTAL ERADICATION OF ALL ODOR is no doubt the safest way to go.
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    Re: Scents are Not for Compliments,...

    Right, that's one fragrance statement I hadn't thought of. And it's probably enough to let the frag make its statement wirhout needing to be congratulated on it?
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    Re: Unforgiveable Black by Sean John

    Mike is bluesoul thanking you, or have you broken his heart?
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    Re: impossible note combinations

    Please name the frags that have these IMPOSSIBLE COMBINATIONS so we are warned.
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    Scents are Not for Compliments,...

    they're for a lot of other things.

    After becoming peevish with people (like guys) petulantly pulling for compliments on their SOTD's, I started a list:

    SCENTS ARE FOR

    1. Smelling the way YOU...
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    Re: What Am I Missing in Gucci Envy???

    I just find Gucci Envy very similar to the 'outrageous' and more brassy Le Mâle, also in the fact that women are gaga for both of them.

    Renato, you recently characterized Guccis as not so much in...
  24. Poll: Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    Of course not.

    Do mathematicians ban the perennial discussion of Fermat's Last Theorem? No.

    Well, Kouros is our perennial mystery of callolfactology. Long may its fragrance lurk.

    Boiek
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    Re: Italian vs French...

    WOW!!! You all have really given me what I asked for.

    Hoos, petruccijc, LuciusVorenus, TwoRoads, anak, OmegaMan, Mikeperez23, Tonyprince, Strollyourlobster (!), frank06, Sandy, Renato, Ruggles and...
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    Re: Italian vs French...

    My thanks to anak for the notes on the perfume world melting pot, and to all who gave suggestions.

    I look forward to sampling Italians, including Etro, Profumi di Firenze, Carthusia and Villoresi....
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    Re: The more I like a frargance..

    We all express the same reply in different ways. Everyday now for a while I go to my chest and choose one of my new favorites, appropriate for the day's activities, like a new lover one is getting to...
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    Re: Your favorite Bergamot?

    My favorite Bergamot sits atop the samovar: Earl Grey Tea.
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    Re: Italian vs French...

    Sounds yummy. Have Italians allowed vanilla to creep into their perfumes too?

    Serously, I'll look it up to get an idea of it.

    thanks, bl
  30. Re: Spoiling The Enjoyment of Food, Wine, Tobacco

    Then to reply to the first question last, yes, an aesthetic interest in all areas tend to occur in an individual, the key being a personality with a general aesthetic sense, or appreciation of the...
  31. Re: Spoiling The Enjoyment of Food, Wine, Tobacco

    I don't think moderate use of perfume should affect your own or others' enjoyment at the dining table---the key is moderate. Perhaps one should be careful in selection of a scent when going to...
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    Italian vs French...

    I am familiar with some French fragrances, and with the popular reputation of 'French perfume' as very fine, classy, soignée, just as French cuisine has a similar repute.

    Being half Italian, I'd...
  33. Re: When did you start wearing colognes and what was your first scent?

    I was 16, Brut by Fabergé, it had just come out.
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    Re: A New Scent for Grrrrrrrr.... Men.

    The notes listed for this cologne are common and occur in hundreds of frags. Don't see how this would have any special properties.
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    Re: Clubman Special Reserve by Pinaud

    I'm always interested in unsweet dry shaving type leathers---will have to try this.

    Pinaud talcum is special too.
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    Re: About Eau D'Hermes... random thoughts

    Oh, oh, thank you! The image just soars! The thought of the hollywood queen become a real Princesse, and carrying that thing around like that...is it known whether or not this was an actual...
  37. Re: Yatagan: the ultimate rainy weather scent?

    Yatagan is not a fragrance that I connect to rainy days or gloomy dampness...rather the opposite. The smell of the pine forest floor littered with dry pine needles returning to earth and the...
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    Re: About Eau D'Hermes... random thoughts

    I've never heard of civet in E d'H. The pyramid listed on ozmoz.com doesn't even mention the cumin, they say caraway. Pyramids given by different people for some perfumes vary a lot, I think they're...
  39. Re: A masculine floral; Jungle Zebra by Cuba?

    I'm sure there are women's scents I could be comfortable with the fragrance of, my problem with wearing one marketed to women would be running into the reaction in a social setting from a woman of...
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    Rtye: About Eau D'Hermes... random thoughts

    Someone somewhere has commented that Eau d'Hermès smells like Audrey Hepburn's handbag stuffed with Robert Mitchum's jockstrap. (Oh, my.)
  41. Re: GIT ordered from FragranceNet same as the the one ordered from Newman Marcus.

    FragranceNet makes the claim all their merchandise is authentic. What I have seen from them has been original untampered packaging and unmodified bottles. Grey market does not mean counterfeit. There...
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    Re: Scent and personality

    I think we can assume that the scent a person chooses to wear on his body and live with and breathe himself, espcially if used regularly, is a true indicator of his personality. If what someone wears...
  43. Re: Acqua di Biella Baraja: Move over Mugler and other soap legends!

    WHOAAA! This must great stuff!!! $120/100 ml. How did they jump from obscurity into Creed country?
  44. Re: Acqua di Biella Baraja: Move over Mugler and other soap legends!

    Another one I'm going to have to try! I love morning/daytime frags that get you going, and the soapier the better. Will see if this will make me retire (well, temporarily) the much loved/much...
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    Re: Help me with cologne suggestions?

    This is another learning experience, BS. You must explore and form your own taste, which will be an expression of your personality. Start with the Caron; smell them carefully (on your skin) one at a...
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    Re: About Eau D'Hermes... random thoughts

    I took a chance on Eau d'Hermès a month ago, intrigued by the widely polarized opinions expressed in reviews. Its survival from 1951 as the first fragrance of this house convinced me, and I bought it...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent get's you the most female compliments?

    Is it a compliment from a girl that you're looking for? I find that they usually compliment on scents that they would like to wear themselves! I think that's why they go wild for Gucci Envy for men....
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