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  1. Re: Wisteria Hysteria by Comme des Garçons + Stephen Jones

    Very excited about trying this one. As noted before, one of my favorite florals is Diptyque's Olene, which is inspired by wisteria, but is an indole-heavy jasmine - that, plus the fact that I love...
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    Hooray!

    http://arabia.style.com/beauty/beauty-guide/message-in-a-bottle-luca-turin-reviews-68-by-guerlain-and-very-irresistible-happy-10-years-by-givenchy/

    But just two reviews. :mad:
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    Re: Best fragrances with a lot of ISO-E super -

    Thank you!
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    Re: Best fragrances with a lot of ISO-E super -

    Does Sycomore have a lot of Iso E Super in it?
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    Re: What scent smells like jazz music?

    When in a jazz club I am drinking an old fashioned or a Manhattan, so that, along with the leather seats I propose Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather, with its cherry and modern leather.
  6. Re: Your favorite fragrances that evoke the outdoors

    Van Cleef and Arpels Pour Homme reminds me of the outdoors around my childhood home during the late summer, when all the herbaceous plants had already flowered, dried up, and were heated by the late...
  7. Re: Yohji Homme - How to detect the original formulation?

    The old bottle has a little lever that swings up to block the spray mechanism. The new one has a cap. Is this correct?
  8. Thanks so much for the effort put into this. This...

    Thanks so much for the effort put into this. This kind of stuff is why I am here!
  9. Re: PORTRAIT OF A LADY and MONA DI ORIO (CONUS only)

    Weekly bump.
  10. Re: PORTRAIT OF A LADY and MONA DI ORIO (CONUS only)

    Bump for Price Drops
  11. PORTRAIT OF A LADY and MONA DI ORIO (CONUS only)

    All Sold.
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    Well, he has a new gig in Germany so I'm sure he's pretty darn busy.
  13. Re: Fragrances that are really popular but you didn't like?

    Maybe - there's a strong, iris lipstick smell to them.
  14. Re: Fragrances that are really popular but you didn't like?

    For me, it's Dior Homme and Dior Homme Intense. I love iris fragrances but these are just too dense and too cosmetic smelling.
  15. Re: Do you have any 5 star fragrances with really poor longevity?

    Me too. Also Geranium Pour Monsieur. I guess light fragrances, with the smaller molecules, just aren't going to last long.
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    My woman got me a bottle of Amouage Fate Man for Valentine's Day.
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    Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    For those of you who do a lot of blind-buys, I wonder if many of you live in non metropolitan areas, thus with a lack of opportunity to go and smell first.
  18. Thread: Wu Tang Clan

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    Re: Wu Tang Clan

    If I bought this, should I decant some out onto the curb for ODB?
  19. Thread: Wu Tang Clan

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    Re: Wu Tang Clan

    Whoa, guys, take it easy - I don't want any gunfire in here!
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    Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    Wow, SOMEBODY is getting mentally geared-up for an exciting Valentine's Day!
  21. Thread: Best leather?

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    Re: Best leather?

    I hate it when there's a fragrance like that, which is a classic and universally respected or loved, I dislike. I happen to love Knize Ten, though.

    I'm a big fan of leathers, and I also find...
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    Re: Best orris and iris perfume

    I came on here to recommend Iris Oriental and Nirmal.

    Also by Parfumerie Generale: Cuir d'Iris is one I'd really like to own in the future.
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    Re: Best Green fragrances?

    This is a very interesting study of what we perceive as "green". Of course, there's the classic No. 19, but I would have never considered the frequently-mentioned vetiver fragrances as green.
    ...
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    Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie.

    I see many of us have made some risky blind buys!
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    Re: Best Green fragrances?

    Lavender Palm has a lovely leafy-green structure.
    Givenchy Insense has a powerfully green smell, to me, of the fresh-cut stems of flowers.
  26. Thread: Nombre Noir???

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    Re: Nombre Noir???

    Nice! God-bless you and your integrity.
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    Re: top floral carnation perfumes for men

    You want carnation? In all its glory? JAR's Golconda.
  28. Thread: Nombre Noir???

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    Re: Nombre Noir???

    Paul, are you following IFRA guidelines? I'm sure this has been discussed before but I either didn't notice or forgot.
  29. Thread: Nombre Noir???

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    Re: Nombre Noir???

    I will be at the Fragrance Salon as well, Paul, and look forward to smelling your stuff again.
    No, I mean your fragrances!
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    Re: Woto from the late 1960's

    That's good info - thanks for all of that.

    My Dad loves it and hardly uses it now because he wants the last bit to last forever. I'd love to have some of it because I have such good memories of...
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    Re: Fragrances That Fit This Special Category ?

    Portrait of a Lady
  32. Re: What's That One Mainstream Fragrance That You Love

    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree
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    Re: Best Fragrance Name Ever?

    Opium - the name, the packaging, everything.
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    Re: Cuir d'Arabie: Real Leather

    I highly recommend trying, if you haven't, Le Labo Patchouli 24, Puredistance M, and Kolnisch Juchten. I also agree that Rien is a very good leather in the same, unsweetened vein.
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    Re: Bois des Iles sillage and longevity?

    Ditto. I spray it up into my shirt from underneath, which is my universal technique, so it gets skin and fabric contact. Bois d'Iles EdT has very good projection and longevity for me.
  36. Thread: Le Labo Question

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    Re: Le Labo Question

    I love many of Le Labo's fragrances, but they have gimmicks in spades.
  37. Thread: Le Labo Question

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    Re: Le Labo Question

    Really? I'm kinda shocked that you, of all people, didn't know that.
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    Re: What creates the Powdery accord?

    I always get a powerful powder accord from fougeres, is it the tonka/coumarin? Rive Gauche PH and Invasion Barbare both have a heavy powder component.
  39. Re: Comme Des Garcons Monocle Scent 03 - Sugi: A GEM!

    This Sugi is a very strange fragrance. Yesterday I sprayed it on paper and it smelled nice but definitely weak. I then sprayed it onto my chest and left arm and thereafter detected nothing at all and...
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    Re: Fragrance to wear in your own funeral

    I think we may be witnessing a "funeral" of a certain member right now.
  41. Re: Balenciaga pour Homme vs Kouros vs Lapidus pour Homme

    I don't know about Lapidus, but I see ZERO similarity between Balenciaga and Kouros.
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    I'm surprised you guys think he's going to knock a star off of Derby.

    I think, even though I love this fragrance, he's going to give 34 Boulevard St. Germain 3 stars.
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    Re: Dior Boutique Cologne Prices Skyhigh !!!

    I'm glad I got what I needed from them, because I don't see myself going through a bottle each of Granville and Vetiver in my lifetime.
  44. Re: What fragrances bring back a past good memory for you?

    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui reminds me of my Dad.
    Giorgio of Beverly Hills reminds me of my Grandfather.
    Chanel Pour Monsieur reminds me of college.
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    Re: Purchasing Memoir Man

    ZGO in San Francisco is a small boutique that carries it as well - that's where I ordered mine and supported a small business in doing so . . .
    ...
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    Re: Best Pine fragrances

    I have to go with the bright Granville.
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    Re: The Weirdness of Old Spice

    Thanks for the word, "maudlin", kumquat - I could have used this as a descriptor of my own behavior many many times over the years!
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    Re: The Weirdness of Old Spice

    Thank you! Sheesh, I thought I was the only one who liked it until I came upon your post. I have a mom like the ones being portrayed and it just makes me laugh. Well not actually laugh but smile....
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    Re: Worst blind buy purchased.

    The men's version is some stanky stuff.
  50. Thread: Passage D'Enfer

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    Re: Passage D'Enfer

    This was my first L'Artisan purchase. Quite an unsettling scent to me and quite crypt-like. I love it.
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    Re: Wines that smell like perfumes

    You should try gewurztraminers, ausleses, cabernet franc, and many Bourdeauxs that have a higher percentage of cabernet franc in them.
  52. Re: For How Long Can You Smell Your Fragrance After Applying?

    Interesting. Do you have long-term data?
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    Re: Woto from the late 1960's

    My Dad still has a quarter of a bottle left. Great to see those pictures because I've searched all over the net looking for info on Woto.
  54. Thread: Good fougères?

    by HORNS
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    Re: Good fougères?

    Yves St. Laurent Jazz is one of the most typical and yet quality fougeres out there - not the best in quality because that probably goes to Invasion Barbare, yet I like Jazz more.
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    Re: Vol de Nuit Current Formulation

    http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Guerlain-Vol-de-Nuit-Parfum-vol-de-nuit/prod75760016___/p.prod?icid=&searchType=MAIN&rte=%252Fsearch.jsp%253FN%253D0%2526Ntt%253Dvol%252Bde%252Bnuit%2526_requestid%253D1765...
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    Re: Vol de Nuit Current Formulation

    My wife let me buy a bottle last year when I did a good job (what a good boy!!!) on our taxes.
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    Re: Vol de Nuit Current Formulation

    It's still one of the most beautiful and magnificent fragrances I've ever smelled. I own a bottle of the current as well as 3 mL of the vintage - the vintage has an herbaceous quality that I assume...
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    Re: Worst blind buy purchased.

    A*Men
  59. Re: Deal-breaker notes, What are your least favorite perfume notes?

    There's something with chlorine in it that reminds me of a dishwasher running with a certain (don't know which) detergent and also reminds me of the smell of semen. Uhm, not a fan.
  60. Re: Deal-breaker notes, What are your least favorite perfume notes?

    WTF? This sounds horrible!!
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    Re: Three New Chanel Exclusifs Extraits

    I'm very disappointed.
  62. Thread: vegan products ?

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    Re: vegan products ?

    Isn't one of the owners of Le Labo a vegan? I'm just wondering what those products are classified as.
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    Re: Christian Dior Les Elixirs Precieux

    You have to have talked to someone who had no idea what they were talking about (I hope).
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    Re: In Search of most divine Incense

    One that hasn't been mentioned, surprisingly, is L'Artisan's Passage d'Enfer - is it hedonistic divine? Maybe not, but for those who like the heady smell of lilies will like this fragrance with a...
  65. Re: Disaster strikes! You must vacate your home. What 10 scents go in your survival kit?

    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Vol de Nuit parfum
    34 Boulevard St Germain
    Tam Dao EdT
    Portrait of a Lady
    Geranium Pour Monsieur
    Satori Iris Homme
    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui
    Sycomore
    Tuscan Leather
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    Re: Three New Chanel Exclusifs Extraits

    Thanks for the explanation. While in Tokyo, I was tried on the No 19 extrait, only trying on the EdP and EdT in the past, and finally getting the leather component. I wanted it so bad but just...
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    Re: Three New Chanel Exclusifs Extraits

    No 19 in extrait form has been discontinued?
    Oh, my . . .
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    tl;dr
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    Has he given any vetiver besides Sycomore a 5 star?
    I think he will give Portrait of a Lady 5 and keep Derby at 5 as well.
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    Aventus - 2 stars
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    We should start a game where we anticipate what rating a fragrance will receive by him.
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    Re: Three New Chanel Exclusifs Extraits

    I suspect it is Coromandel as well - it would be the best one to translate into a warm, close-to-the-skin fragrance. Funny, several years ago when I first discovered the Les Exclusifs, I was so...
  73. Re: Tuscan Leather vs. Tobacco Vanille. Which one is more pleasant?

    Tuscan Leather is the most pleasant, but Tobacco Vanille is the kindest.

    YMMV
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    Re: Your safest, go-to, anytime, anywhere scent?

    My scent that I don't have a problem over-applying and then getting onto a plane for 14 hours would be Geranium Pour Monsieur, so that would be my safest anytime scent.
  75. Re: Bay Rum is a "type" of cologne...are there any others?

    This is awesome. I've got Crown Eau de Quinine and wear it on the rare hot day that I'm exposed to here in the Bay Area, but I had no idea on the origin of this.
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    Re: YOSH - Konig Feedback and thoughts

    I'm holding out my fully-formed opinion until I try it several times, but I really do like the fresh green apple, which is very similar to the leaves of lemon verbena, which creates a novel lead-in...
  77. Re: Which brand is the Rolls Royce of the perfume brands?

    Thanks for the info.
  78. Re: Sandalwoods galore - my journey with this popular note

    Bois des Iles by Chanel should be part of this discussion. It's creamy/soft with a floral surrounding latticework which makes it, to me, the absolute most elegant sandalwood on the market. I feel...
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    Re: CH Men Carolina Herrera alternative

    This is a loose approximation, for sure, but I'd recommend you try Diptyque Volutes in EdT form.
  80. Re: How do you buy, store and organize samples of perfume?

    winner!
  81. Re: Which brand is the Rolls Royce of the perfume brands?

    If only I was into fragrances - and had the money if I was - at that time it was re-released to have bought one of those.

    Do you know how much it cost back in 1996?
  82. Re: Army of Dior Fahrenheit bottles for just $222,222.00

    I wonder what his Basenotes name is.
  83. Re: Your the 'average joe' which two frags do you live with for the rest of your life?

    This is a very good subject and discussion. Thanks to the original poster for this.
    For me:
    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree for summer
    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui for winter.
  84. Re: Which brand is the Rolls Royce of the perfume brands?

    See, I'd have to go with a Guerlain, or the house in general, as the best analogue for a Rolls Royce. What are the qualities that a Rolls Royce represents?

    Luxury - fine materials and an old-world...
  85. Thread: Well blended?

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    Re: Well blended?

    I'm pretty sure that is not the only logical conclusion you can make from that.
  86. Thread: Well blended?

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    Re: Well blended?

    For me, the best example is Vol de Nuit.
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    Re: Coolest Looking Cologne Bottle.

    This particular Lutens bell jar is awesome:

    http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/images/Sarrasins%20Platine.jpg
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    Re: Coolest Looking Cologne Bottle.

    23782
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    Re: Top 3 master perfumers

    Jacques Guerlain
    Ernest Beaux
    Bertrand Duchaufour
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    Re: Getting dad cologne for christmas

    Some safe but high-quality: Caron Third Man, Dior Eau Sauvage, or YSL Rive Gauche.
  91. Poll: Re: On a scale from 1-5, how important is presentation to you?

    I voted 4 as well. I three decants and wish I had the original bottle to all of them because of the "ensemble" of the experience you bring up.

    So much effort has gone into the design of...
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    Re: Best scent of the year for you?

    Amouage Fate for Men
  93. Re: Whats your opinion of thierry mugler Pure Shot?

    I like it somewhat, but I must say that their advertising campaign . . . (puts on sunglasses) . . . backfired.
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    Re: Jasmine fragrances for men?

    Turin made a somewhat similar comment in his review of Diptyque's Olene, which was my favorite jasmine before being reformulated. I think Tom Ford's Jasmine Rouge is the closest analogue of the...
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    Re: Jasmine fragrances for men?

    Funny, I was wearing Jules the other day and I was getting this strong jasmine note coming up.
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    Re: Buy it for the Drydown?

    While I like the opening of Parfum Satori Sakura, with its cherry blossom and floral beginning, I found the drydown of a very elegant incense with the much-lighter floral component to be impetus...
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    Re: Who does apples the best?

    I would be shocked if I discovered an apple-focused fragrance that I would like.
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    I agree with you on this one. Cool bottles, but that's about it.
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    Thanks so much for coming on here, Shashi - not only for acknowledging us, which is very flattering, but also for snuffing out the speculations about Luca. I figured that you guys knew what he was...
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    Re: Easy to wear vs. Hard to Wear Houses...

    ^ I thought Amouage was hard to wear (it still is, IMO) until I tried the Roja Dove line.
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