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  1. Thread: Bitterness

    by HORNS
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    Re: Bitterness

    I think oakmoss is bitter.

    It's great to see this being discussed again, because I find it fascinating.
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    Re: Roja dove in dailymail

    Aren't many of his fragrances based on prior classics? That's hardly innovative.
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    Re: How leathery are you willing to get ?

    What kind do you like which are lighter?
  4. Re: Which fragrances are "must" for your while travelling (anywhere, any purpose)

    I like to sick with unconventional fragrances when traveling, particularly Geranium Pour Monsieur and Fazzolari Lampblack. They both have a way of cutting through funky smells on a plane and are...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    That is so quintessentially Florentine as well. I wonder if he commissioned the leather school to make those.
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    Re: Your absolute #1 favorite vetiver?

    Seriously, whichever vetiver I happen to be wearing. L'Occitane's Vetyver was my first, which is still very unique, and Sycomre was the first one I really loved while vintage Annick Goutal's is the...
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    Re: Asking another guy what he's got on?

    "Hey dude, that fragrance you're wearing makes me wanna wrestle ya!!"
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    Re: Battle of the rose/oud combos!

    From my limited experience, Iterji Adghal is my favorite rose-oud combination, followed by Amouage Homage. I wouldn't know how either of these smelled without the generosity of another member.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I just happened to wear Black Gold this evening. Indeed, beautiful stuff.
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    Re: ClaireV is at it again!

    It's on Luckyscent now.
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    Re: ClaireV is at it again!

    Anyone tried the Naja yet?
  12. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Today, seven sprays of Histoires de Parfums 1740.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I have good memories of this smelling very good.
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    Re: Suggestions for Masculine Rose based scent

    It's always with a little bit of irony that Portrait of a Lady is mentioned in such discussions, but here it is.
  15. Re: which fragrance in your opinion has the best opening scent

    Les Nuits d'Hadrien has always had an awesome beginning, with the citrus and an evergreen aspect that always reminded me of freshly ground black pepper.
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    Re: Hilarious Creed Marketing

    So, you're saying they're dolphin fetishests?
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    A lady in her thirties came into my office today wearing Chanel No 19 - I impulsively, because I was so excited to smell it, said, "You're wearing Chanel No 19!!", for which she blushed for that...
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    Re: Hilarious Creed Marketing

    The writing is brilliant and well done, with "dog whistle" techniques like the description of Virgin Island Water mentioning a cruise with a "royal couple". Money does not equal intelligence, and...
  19. Re: Which fragrance was completely misnamed, in your opinion? ...and WHY?

    Good question - I have never smelled Bergamont 22. Oh, and I think Ylang 49 smells like its namesake.
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    Re: Why is there so much hate for Grey Flannel?

    I haven't smelled Grey Flannel for decades, but I can still, even to this day, conjure up how it smells in my brain.
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    Re: Let's post some vintage fragrance pics

    This is one of my favorite threads ever. Just wonderful stuff all around. Thank you to all who've shared their babies with us.
  22. Re: Since Ebene smells like Tuscany is it worth getting?

    Sigh, Ebene is such a masterpiece. I hope to stumble across a bottle which reasonably priced some day.
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    Re: What would Spongebob wear?

    Ambergris tincture.
  24. Re: Which fragrance was completely misnamed, in your opinion? ...and WHY?

    Everything by Le Labo, for that matter, except for Labdanum 18.
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    Re: montale favourites

    I think this line is ridiculous in its history, the owner, and the number of releases, but I also think Aoud Cuir d'Arabie is a near-masterpiece.
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    Re: Which fresh woody for summer ?

    From your list, I do not consider L'Occitane Vetiver to be fresh.
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    Re: Best "Masculine" Rose/Violet

    For rose, I concur with the other mentions of Portrait of a Lady.
    For violet, I recommend Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur, which is a beautiful leather and violet, as well as Le Labo Iris 39, which is...
  28. Re: Quality niche (or old school designer) citrus/warm/hot weather frags?

    Voyage d'Hermes
    Comme des Garçons 3
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    Re: Is there such a fragrance as...

    Yosh Han did an excellent job with Sombre Negra's patchouli contribution - it' s definitely there but not heavy. I guess, for a fragrance that is primarily patchouli then I'd recommend Santa Maria...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I just finished my sample of Bruno Fazzolari's new fragrance, Feu Secret. This is a fantastic fragrance and of a quality that is extremely rare to find these days. Bruno is awesome as a person as...
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    Re: Favorite 'Sport' Cologne?

    Thanks. I see that, yes, the ginger is extremely common within this genre.
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    Re: Favorite 'Sport' Cologne?

    What makes a sport fragrance so?
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I'm giving Amouage Lilac Love a good wearing. This is a lovely scent - it's not lilac, but it makes me picture a lilac color while wearing it.
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    Re: Top 5 for this Summer you will wear -

    Since I live in San Francisco, I'm going to wear the same thing I wore in the winter.
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    Re: Looking for a fresh woody oriental

    I second the Benjoin Boheme suggestion - it's a transparent fragrance, which I could classify as a woody oriental.
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    Re: Men who wear Acqua di Parma: Iris Nobile...

    Says "Mister Twenty Dabs of Grey Flannel"!
  37. Re: Name a perfume you hated at first, but now you love it.

    Vero Onda is the most dramatic turnaround for me. I was revolted by it's shocking dirty Vetiver, but now I think it's a masterpiece.
    Dior Homme is another, which at first smelled like a...
  38. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    I'm quite funkified tonight with 8 sprays of Etat Libre D'Orange Rien.
  39. Thread: CdG Avignon

    by HORNS
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    Re: CdG Avignon

    Forgive me if this has already been mentioned, but you can easily still get a bottle of the discontinued Sahara Noir by Tom Ford, and for cheap. This one has the powerful blend of incense, headed by...
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    Re: Luca Turin on Frederic Malle

    I'd like for you to explain why you think it is humorous, but especially why you believe it to be pretentious what he said. I think you and I both would agree that reviews are about perspective - a...
  41. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Ten sprays of Pappilon Anubis this evening.
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    Re: Luca Turin on Frederic Malle

    Thanks for saying this.
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    Re: WORST Fragrance you have smelt?

    Bijan Men
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I've been wearing this one several times before I "got" it, but I finally came around to Bruno Fazzolari's Feu Secret, which I'd best describe it as a warm iris. The moment where it clicked was today...
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    Re: So glad I did not purchase Tuscan Leather .....

    Another leather you should try is Bandit - it's a wonderfully bitter and dry chypre leather.
  46. Re: Fragrances that you will continually replace/never be without

    Fragrances of which I have multiple bottles so I don't ever have to be without:

    Tam Dao - vintage EdT. I think the original, albeit vintage, formula is superior to the EdP.
    Guerlain Vol de Nuit...
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    Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    Best: Rochas Lui and Annick Goutal Vetiver

    Worst: A*Man
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    Re: So glad I did not purchase Tuscan Leather .....

    freewheelingvagabond, did you try Kolnisch Juchten in your search?
  49. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Ten or fifteen dabs of vintage Shalimar extrait.
  50. Re: What would you consider the most masculine summer scent?

    I think Malle's Geranium Pour Monsieur is a fantastic masculine summer scent. Also, Lampblack by Bruno Fazzolari is a good masculine summer scent because of the kerosene note, which makes you smell...
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    Re: Fragrance for a male exotic Dancer

    Winner!
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    Re: Question about Flower's name

    I want to be nicknamed "Rangoon Creeper".
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    This is such a good, educational thread. I know nothing about Coriolan, so it's great to have this brought to my attention. And the same goes for Je Reviens.
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    Re: Best Warm,Woody,Creamy Colonges?

    It's too bad that Rochas Lui is long gone because I think it's a brilliant warm and woody interpretation of a classic eau de cologne.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I blind-bought a vintage bottle of Annick Goutal Vetiver a few years ago, and it took some time for me to warm up to the bracing saline note at the beginning, but it finally dawned on me that it's a...
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    Re: Best Warm,Woody,Creamy Colonges?

    This is an excellent recommendation.
  57. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    I went hog-ass wild with 8 sprays of Amouage Journey Man this afternoon.
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    Re: Best Warm,Woody,Creamy Colonges?

    Besides the already-mentioned Egoiste and Tam Dao, I recommend Trumpers Sandalwood. Also, in my opinion, Gucci Pour Homme (Tom Ford era) is not creamy but is quite dry.
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    Re: Escentric 04 - thoughts ?

    Man, I really, really don't get this house - is it fragrance pop art, where they take one very inexpensive aromachemical, dilute it, and slap a price tags on it? I can't remember how much it is. I...
  60. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    This evening I got home and applied eight sprays of vintage Annick Goutal Vetiver. This is one which I blind bought and was put aback by the saline note in the he beginning, but now I appreciate it...
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    Re: Suggest 5 fragrances from current wishlist....

    Portrait of a Lady
    Vetiver Tonka
    Puredistance M
    Muscs Koublai Khan
    Granville
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    SubForum For New Releases

    Can we have a subforum for members to announce the release of new fragrances? There seems to be a gazillion announcements made about individual fragrances, which to me is congestive.
  63. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Today I'm wearing six heavy dabs of Amouage Homage. I smell freaking fantastic.
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    Re: The real Pierre Montale!

    My god, yes. This clown says he has formal training at a lab which legitimizes him in some way and yet cannot remember the name of the lab? This, among other things, makes this a rediculous...
  65. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    After communicating with Salaam a few times about the ingredients, we agreed on using these ingredients:

    Narcissus
    Jasmine Sambac
    Moroccan Cedar Wood
    Bergamont
    Nutmeg
    Vanilla
    Ambergris
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    Re: Rainy Day Fragrances

    It's interesting to look at the perspective of a rainy day - when most of you think of rain, I suppose you are considering it warm (or even hot) and humid, whereas I, living in San Francisco,...
  67. Re: Looking for the perfect tobacco/cigarette perfume

    I wore this he today because of your comments. Thanks for reminding me of this one - I have a bottle of it and rarely wear it for some reason. It needs lots of sprays for me.

    For dry tobacco, I...
  68. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    That's how I feel while wearing Portrait of a Lady - a half spritz is best for me.
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    Re: Timbuktu ruined? New packaging & reformulation

    I never could get around to appreciating this fragrance - it always smelled like celery salt to me. I hate it when I miss out on what's considered by many to be a masterpiece.
  70. Re: By - Dolce & Gabbana Man / By - Dolce & Gabbana Woman...

    Interesting on the anise note - I've never noticed but must check again. By Man is very potent stuff and quite a cacophony to my nose, so I rarely wear it.
  71. Re: Tired of Chemicals! Looking for natural; non-synthetic

    Check out La Via del Profumo, though, all of his creations are all-natural and many are fantastic.
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    Re: New Perfume Guide

    Fantastic! You are providing a much-needed service, with the paucity of reviewers of good taste, good writing style, and extensive historical and scientific knowledge.
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    Re: We need more scents with mango! Who's with me?!

    My son and I have been greasing-down on some delicious Philipino-type mangos over the past week. I've always been very intrigued by the smell of mango, and remember being taken aback by it when I...
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    Re: ClaireV is at it again!

    As I hear more about Dryad the more boxes are checked off regarding notes and styles I love.
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    Re: ClaireV is at it again!

    Yeah, Dryad and Vero's use of tobacco both sound very exciting.
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    Re: What would Lord Byron wear...

    That's a good one. That, or Shalimar.
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    Re: Males who have tried (or wear) Vol de Nuit

    Congratulations on that, and if it really doesn't jive with you now then you can just hold onto it and wait for some time to revisit it - masterpieces often are not immediately appreciated.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I've been wearing Amouage Homage and Tribute for the past few weeks, decants I acquired, and I must say that I am amazed by the beauty of both.
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    Re: Males who have tried (or wear) Vol de Nuit

    I own two bottles of extrait - one in the "umbrella" bottle from 1979 and one in the classic Art Deco propeller bottle from 2011. I find this fragrance to be one of the most stunningly beautiful...
  80. Re: What do you think about Geo F Trumper colognes?

    the_good_life is a treasure on here.
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    Re: Exsense Exhibition aftermath

    Thanks, ArabianSaffron. I just noticed your link for your ebook on Amazon, which I will definitely get.
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    Re: Sea Salt and Oakmoss

    The saltiest fragrance I've ever smelled is Annick Goutal Vetiver, which quite possibly could be a good analogue for her diffuser.
  83. Re: What do you think about Geo F Trumper colognes?

    I really like their Sandalwood - it's very similar to Egoiste.
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    Re: Best patchouli based, or single note fragrance?

    I also highly recommend Go Ask Alice by En Voyage.
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    Re: Scents with umami qualities

    Hmmm, very interesting topic. I think many leathers have that savory component now that I think about it, which has been only since I opened this thread. Off the top of my head, I think Guerlain...
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    Re: Opinions on Serge Lutens Chergui?

    I own it as well and rarely wear it because of what I've alsways described as cloying as well. It's a cold, rainy Sunday fragrance for me.
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    Re: Marlon Brando wore Eau de Sevres?

    I know a woman who just ran out of her Vent Vert extrait and doesn't like the reformulation - it's a very green chypre, which of course has lost its skeleton from the oakmoss ban. I recommended...
  88. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Today I put on 8 sprays of Chanel Sycomore.
  89. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Six sprays of Silver Mountain Water.
  90. Re: Looking for suggestions for a summer scent that lasts and projects

    Monsieur Balmain is a long lasting lemon verbena chypre.
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    Re: The Weirder the Better 2017

    I think Geranium Pour Monsieur is one of those weird scents, with its peppermint, geranium leaf, and ambroxan.
    Another weird one, and a masterpiece, is Vero Onda - a dirty and disconcerting vetiver.
  92. Thread: manly & powerful

    by HORNS
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    Re: manly & powerful

    From the list provided: Jules.
    Another one thrown in for consideration: Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    A lady came into my office wearing Coco - she is an octogenarian and it smelled great on her. I have a bottle of vintage Coco extrait and reserve it for nighttime at home.
  94. Re: Do you consider Guerlain Vetiver as one of the best classic men's fragrance of all-time?

    Thanks, dude. I only have a version which is around four years old. I need to score me some vintage.
  95. Re: Do you consider Guerlain Vetiver as one of the best classic men's fragrance of all-time?

    Why is that the case for you? I've never tried the vintage, but I did try the ribbed bottle, which I never liked, and then liked it when they put it into the rectangular bottle identical to one Habit...
  96. Thread: Sorry

    by HORNS
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    Re: Sorry

    rulopbo is apparently still a teenager and has neither the knowledge of what depression is, on top of the typical teenager sense of knowing everything, as well as the total lack of empathy and sense...
  97. Thread: Sorry

    by HORNS
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    Re: Sorry

    Jesus, Grant, the way you described it hits straight to the heart - I've experienced that perspective of life that depression presents to you all my life and have never really been able to articulate...
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    Re: L'Occitan thoughts

    I love their Vetyver - my bottle is from 2003 and really isn't green to me like many vetivers but instead is warm and quite comforting with the influence of nutmeg.
  99. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Today was four sprays of Masque Russian Tea, which is a shitload considering how potent this stuff is.
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    Re: Aftelier Perfumes Sample Pass

    Wow, Vanilla Smoke sounds right up my alley.
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