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  1. Thread: Dubai Ouds

    by Dorian Gray
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    Re: Dubai Ouds

    May play safe with a normal western Oud type perfume then. Are the prices equivalent to Europe?
  2. Re: Your favorite two or more fragrance combination??

    Interesting thread! Any more so I don't have to try 50 terrible combinations to find one good one? Any good niche perfume combos?
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    Re: Long term effects of fragrance wear

    I guess there's a good chance the alcohol will dry out your skin. Watch out for the wrinkly necks
  4. Thread: Dubai Ouds

    by Dorian Gray
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    Dubai Ouds

    Previously posted regarding which perfume I should buy released in the last year as I'm travelling from Perth Australia to Europe.
    Forgot to mention I'm in Dubai for 3 days. Last time I was at the...
  5. Poll: Re: TF's Tuscan Leather vs. Acqua di Parma's Colonia Leather

    None of the above, Xerjoff Homme, best ever leather!
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    Re: Plus of the day, minus of the day

    Yes, agreed, especially when I get an email from them every other day trying to sell their new products!
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    Plus of the day, minus of the day

    Plus- wow!!! Xerjoff JTC More Than Words. Sprayed it at 7am, went to work, came back, swam in a swimming pool for an hour, had a shower, sprayed another frag, and not a shy fleur- Kurkdjan Velvet...
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    Re: Best Frag of the last 12 months?

    The world has been moving while I have stood still! Lots to try and good to have some recommendations to hone in on. Love terre d'Hermes- can it possibly be better?! I have the EDT and Parfum. Seems...
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    Re: Best Frag of the last 12 months?

    I've had 3 recommendations of Black Gemstone now- must try this one. Where do they sell it in London/ Barcelona? Cuir Cannage sounds tempting too since I have 5 of the big Diors. Is Dior Homme...
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    Re: Best Frag of the last 12 months?

    TF and Annick Goutal are about the only 2 decent houses selling perfume in Perth so I actually tried Plum. Nice though. Don't think my OH would extend her largesse to Clive Christian though I'd love...
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    Best Frag of the last 12 months?

    What would you get if you had to choose only one frag from the last 12 months?
    I moved to Western Australia almost a year ago. I've got about 5 days in the UK and a week in Barcelona in October. I...
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    Re: Diptyque reformulated?

    Well, I tried contacting Diptyque and asking directly. I never received a reply. I guess there was no money involved!
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    Re: Diptyque reformulated?

    May try Diptyque then, who knows. I ha both scents in the square bottle so must have been an even earlier Reformulation! Why don't they ever make anything smell better with a Reformulation!
  14. Poll: Re: Puredistance M or Creed Spice and Wood for fall/winter?

    M!! I second Roja Dove Fetish as quite similar and the EDP version will save you money
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    Diptyque reformulated?

    Just wondering if anyone else had noticed anything? Had a manufacturers sample of Virgilio and thought it one of the best scents I'd tried. Since it was discontinued I rushed to get a bottle from...
  16. Re: EU decant swap PG,Villoresi,Amouage,Xerjoff,Lutens CDG, Chanel etc

    Xerjoff Join the Club More Than Words and Birdie added

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    MFK Cashmere Mood and CDG Anbar added

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    Some Xerjoffs gone
  17. Re: EU decant swap PG,Villoresi,Amouage,Xerjoff,Lutens CDG, Chanel etc

    Harrods Oud, Annick Goutal Sables and Theo Fennell EDT and EDP added
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    Re: Harrods Oud?

    I got it in the end! Fragrance x are doing it over 100 cheaper. Its great! I may still get a MFK too though!
  19. Re: EU decant swap PG,Villoresi,Amouage,Xerjoff,Lutens CDG, Chanel etc

    Arquiste Anima Dulcis and Profumum Fumidus, Pavarotti, Iquitos, Guccis added
  20. Re: How many do you have? Have you set a limit? Have you surpassed it?

    366, one for every day of the year and one for luck. Probably more actually since a few obscure ones weren't on the Basenotes database. There was someone on eBay recently selling off the perfumes of...
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    Re: Harrods Oud?

    Point taken though the Harods Oud does seem much better than most of the other Bonds ( I only like Haarlem and HOT always) and can you ever have enough ouds? IMO the new mfk ouds are head and...
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    Harrods Oud?

    Ive been obsessing about Harrods Oud for a while and trying it again yesterday I do love it but have noticed from 1st trying it that it's gone up from 235 to 270 to 300 to 305 now! This seems a...
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    Re: XerJoff - Join the Club

    I haven't tried 40 Knots yet but isn't it supposed to be a marine scent?[/QUOTE]

    Youd have thought so, Ill try it again at some point but first impressions were a light wood. Maybe a woody Arabian...
  24. Re: Xerjoff, oud series ..are they made with natural agarwood...?? Or synthetic..?

    Sergio Momo said himself that they contain real oud but in some cases only small amounts. Some of them cannot be continued because of the supply of oud, for example Alexandria is running low in stock...
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    Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    As I said, Ive got 6 but no Kobe. Ill have to give it a try since its so popular
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    Re: XerJoff - Join the Club

    Theyre definitely worth a try!
  27. Re: XerJoff - Mukhallat (oud attars collection)

    3 of them I liked but Ive not tried that many attars so can only compare them with the Arabian Ouds which to be honest were a similar price and didnt seem any stronger. Still I wouldnt pay 210 for...
  28. Re: XerJoff - Mukhallat (oud attars collection)

    Fortnum and Mason- they seem to do the whole Xerjoff line except the original XJ, 17/17s stocked by - Harrods....
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    Re: Recommend My 3rd and Final OUD Fragrance?

    + 1 Xerjoff Oud Discovery set- Najaf, Gao, Zafar ate all great. After that its a toss up between Dorin Oud, Harrods Oud and Robert Piguets Oud
  30. Re: XerJoff - Mukhallat (oud attars collection)

    I tried King Mas..... Oud ( cant remember the precise spelling ) and Kampuchea Noire too. Both are amazing and IMO the most distinctive along with Oud Luban. 210 for 10 ml though!
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    Re: XerJoff - Join the Club

    1st impressions- Marquee- fruity, Conmondante- powdery nautical vanilla, Fatal Charm- light floral, lavender, Kind of Blue- high qulity floral, Ivory Route- toffee and vanilla, Ascot- peaty, smoky...
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    Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    Perhaps overpriced but amazing. Homme is a classic, Oroville is great and sticks around for days. Most of the Oud Stars are incredible especially Zafar, Najaf and Gao and some of the JTCs are great...
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    Re: Fetish Pour Homme by Roja Dove

    Hi Raj, good to hear from you. Think Fetish may be up there in my top 20 which is pretty good considering I've got 330 frags! The roja semi bespokes and the aforementioned M are his only others that...
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    Re: Fetish Pour Homme by Roja Dove

    I couldn't resist getting a 100 ml bottle of Fetish and think it is the best of his line apart from perhaps some of his semi bespokes. Ive not properly compared it with M but found it reminiscent. If...
  35. Poll: Re: If you can have only 1 full bottle of Amouage, which one of thes would you buy ?

    Opus vi

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    Followed by Opus iv and Interlude
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    Re: Roja Dove's Fetish

    I hear Fetish for the ladies is on its way too. May need another trip to Harrods!
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    Re: Histoires de Parfums 1740 (Marquis de Sade)

    What shape is the original formulation bottle?
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    Re: Roja Dove's Fetish

    It was mr Dove who classed it as his masterpiece. Personally
    I prefer Fetish! I guess though if you were going to choose 1 Vetiver regardless of price this would be a contender

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    Re: Roja Dove's Fetish

    Just went mad and bought a bottle. I havent had the chance to give it a good wear yet but 1st impressions as an M lover are its pretty similar and very good. I'm wearing the parfum, 50ml for 295 and...
  40. EU decant swap PG,Villoresi,Amouage,Xerjoff,Lutens CDG, Chanel etc

    For swap mostly decants unless mentioned otherwise. Come in 5 ml, 10ml, , 30ml or 50 ml some glass and some PET with atomisers included.

    I am Gezsmith7 on Ebay and all perfumes have been cared...
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    Re: Annick Goutal Eau de Lavande

    Yup, definitely a bit of vanilla. No problems
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    Re: Costume National Homme

    Reminds me of a creamier original CDG parfum with a dash of sandalwood
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    Re: Annick Goutal Eau de Lavande

    Thanks a lot, Ive just procured a 20 ml decant but couldnt resist more so have just Pmed Xmen. There goes the bank balance!

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    Its initially similar to Caron with vanilla...
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    Re: Annick Goutal Eau de Lavande

    Hi, sorry, not looked at this thread for a while. Ive just got a decant from Crystal Flacon hence returning to it. Ill reaquaint myself with the Lavande and get back on similarities
  45. Re: Fragrance reminiscent of male armpits/sweat? - Legit. posting

    Yup, 2009! I wonder if Bakhoor ever found the perfect armpit scent. Never posted again
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    Re: The last fragrance you scrubbed off...

    A*men, used to love it, now it makes me feel sick
  47. Re: Fragrance reminiscent of male armpits/sweat? - Legit. posting

    Tell him to go for a run and then not bathe for a few days! He could try wearing the same clothes for a week. Otherwise I was wearing L'Autre recently and kept thinking my shirt was in need of...
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    Re: how much do you spray?

    Olfactory fatigue- that must be it. I spray the neck each side, the wrists, the chest and recently Ive progressed to the armpits, nether regions, opposite of the elbow (advised by Roja Dove) and even...
  49. Re: If you could pick one scent for from DIPTYQUE - Which one would it be?

    1- L'Eau
    2- L'Autre
    3- L'Eau Trois
    That's kind of in order! L'eau quatre would be Virgilio
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    Re: Martine Micallef perfumes

    They do have them upstairs in Harrods at Roja Doves. I presume the SAs downstairs have no idea what goes on above their heads!
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    Re: Invasion Barbare in the UK

    Hope you like it!
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    Re: Invasion Barbare in the UK

    Hi I'm sure I saw this in Fortnum and Mason. They definitely have the rest of MDCIs frags as does the Roja Dove Haute Parfumerie at Harrods
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    Re: Annick Goutal Eau de Lavande

    Id recommend it. If you imagine a fresher lavender, better version of Eau de Monsieur...
    I did notice while looking for it though that the Goutal boutique in London stocks the 'discontinued' Eau...
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    Annick Goutal Eau de Lavande

    I tried a sample of this and decided to buy it but heh.... Is it discontinued? Cant find any trace of it and A G werent particularly helpful - its not in stock is the only response I received.
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  55. Thread: Dorin

    by Dorian Gray
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    Re: Dorin

    Yes the ta'if was very nice too. I had a very hard decision over the Oud or one of xerjoffs Oud stars. The dorin won on 'value for money'( seems a bit strange saying that for a 145 perfume!)
  56. Thread: Dorin

    by Dorian Gray
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    Re: Dorin

    They seem to have a very large range but I admit after trying a few it was only the amazing Oud and ta'if that caught my attention. Further testing needed too!
  57. Thread: Dorin

    by Dorian Gray
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    Re: Dorin

    That's a shame. It's in Harrods- roja doves boutique and f and mason here and who knows where else. I only noticed it for the 1st time a month or 2 ago so maybe they're just acquiring distributors...
  58. Thread: Dorin

    by Dorian Gray
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    Dorin

    What! No posts at all on Dorin!( well there is now I suppose). No perfumes listed either when a casual glance around Harrods or fortnum and mason reveals at least 20 or 30 frags. It's supposedly a...
  59. Re: And the award for the most "Love It or Hate It" fragrance is... ??

    A*Men - from personal experience. I loved it, bought 2 bottles and 2 bottles of the coffee and after 6 months it made me feel sick so I had to sell the lot!
    I'd add Sables to the list too
  60. Re: Challenge: Whole wardrobe from 1 perfumer only

    Mark Buxton. He definitely deserves a mention.
    If nothing else this thread is a great database for some perfumeurs lesser known creations!
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver vs. Givenchy Vetyver ?

    I'd add Etro, Villoresi and Dior's Vetiver to the list and the great Racine by MPG. All fine vets at the top of their game imho
  62. Re: Puredistance M now available in 100ml Parfume Extrait Srray!!

    At last, someone slse thinks it smells like Bel Ami. I love M but I think it's kinda Bel Ami meets P d'E Ayizade with a touch of Arabie. I have all 3 of these so cant justify the expense
  63. Re: Which is the better tobacco-based fragrance?

    Get Givenchy Gentleman instead
  64. Re: Fragrance similar to Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin with better longevity.

    I put it on this morning and can still smell it. Body Kouros is very similar to the Au Masc
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    Re: Histoires de Parfums 1740 (Marquis de Sade)

    Where do you get the old formulation from? Is it still for sale?
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    Re: Dior Patchouli Imperial

    I suppose I'm comparing it to L Oud which surrounds you like a big cloud of scent. PI is more discreet. You catch the occasional subtle waft but forget it's on most of the time
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    Re: Dior Eau Noire cologne vs. EDP

    I'm sure this is probably true as the original is as strong as hell. The SAs in Selfridges say it's different and stronger though but then I suppose they've got to justify the massive price increase!
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    Re: Histoires de Parfums 1740 (Marquis de Sade)

    Is that the original formulation?
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    Dior Eau Noire cologne vs. EDP

    I bought this a while back in its cologne form for about 80 odd for 200ml. It's now 180 for the EDP with a magnetic cap. It's stronger they say but is there actually any difference? I couldn't...
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    Re: Histoires de Parfums 1740 (Marquis de Sade)

    Ditto - I've got the square 120ml bottle. I presume it's the new formulation. How does this differ from the original? I love it but the old version gets even better reviews
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    Re: Dior Patchouli Imperial

    I now own a 200ml bottle. My only criticism is its sillage. Similar to Coromandel in this respect. It lasts a long time but is very subtle. I like my patchoulis big and bold! It's a lovely scent but...
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    Re: Searching for Patchouli Fragrances

    You should never forget the Italians! Etro and Villoresi make great earthy patches
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    Re: Santal 33 by Le Labo - New Fragrance

    I'd say there is a fig note in it. I didn't realise til i tried the Le Labo Figue and thought - this smells familiar. They seem to share some notes but it's a very rich, creamy woody fig
  74. Could it be Black Afgano? Off the shelves for a...

    Could it be Black Afgano? Off the shelves for a while and now it's back...
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    Re: What is your favorite Annick Goutal ?

    Sables is amazing, Eau du Fier v. interesting, Vetiver salty and solid and Encens Flamboyant deserves a mention
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    Re: Le Labo City Exclusives - Forget It!

    They're all in London at the moment for one month only so I tried them all. The SA said the Gaiac had been selling best but I found them all slightly disappointing especially when you can buy the...
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    Re: El Attarine

    I contacted SL with a photo just to be sure and they said that due to the difficulty of making the bell jars they are all different sizes but the amounts are the same.
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    Re: El Attarine

    Thanks, I'll trust the gremlins haven't been dabbing it en route then! I must admit I'll probably transfer it a spray bottle for ease. A heretic I know!
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    Re: MPG Grain de Plaisir + Baime

    I'd say there pretty different and if anything GdP is more approachable though unusual. It's vegetal but softer and doesn't have the sharpness of Yatagan
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    Re: MPG Grain de Plaisir + Baime

    I see it as a positive. As long as you haven't paid too much, it's good to be able to keep some and give somebody else the pleasure of trying the rest- and making some of your money back in order to...
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    Re: El Attarine

    Thanks for the reassurance guys, I'll sleep a bit easier tonight! I'll see if I can find any images of full bell jars before opening ( if I can wait much longer! ) For me it was a choice between...
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    Re: MPG Grain de Plaisir + Baime

    If they're cheap you may as well get them, but it depends how cheap. I've got Grain de Plaisir and it's definitely interesting and a worthwhile scent, but I too bought it blind and I must admit, I...
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    El Attarine

    I've just got my bottle of El Attarine from Paris Serge Lutens - ( Hooray! ).
    But.... I opened it and the level is a way down - about half an inch from the top! I don't remember the Santal de...
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    Re: Alcohol for bottle cleaning

    I've never found anywhere that cheap, I think about 80p a bottle is the best I've found, so if you have any details on reasonable priced atomiser sellers it would be much appreciated!
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    Re: Alcohol for bottle cleaning

    Oh well, I have about 100 fragrances to decant and was hoping I could reuse a few bottles. As Dane says - not a cheap hobby!
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    Re: Alcohol for bottle cleaning

    Could get rather expensive though!
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    Alcohol for bottle cleaning

    Hi I was wondering if anyone out there has any idea on which is the best solution in which to clean decant bottles/sample vials etc. when putting some new juice in.
    Some are pretty tenacious! I...
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    Re: Cumin and BO - I just don't get it

    I love cumin fragrances and loved L'Autre so much I bought 100ml, but this is the only time I've made the connection. It smelt nice on but now and again I caught a whiff and thought I must be wearing...
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    Re: Best sandalwood fragrances, bar none

    I thought that may be the case, thanks. I've got the new one then and I think it's great so if the old one's better, I'd better keep my eyes peeled for it!
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    Re: Best sandalwood fragrances, bar none

    I thought that may be the case, thanks. I've got the new one then and I think it's great so if the old one's better, I'd better keep my eyes peeled for it!
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    Re: Best sandalwood fragrances, bar none

    There are many references to the reformulation of MPG Santal Noble - which are the good ones and how can you tell? ( bottle type etc )
  92. Re: Montale - anything good besides the Aouds and Red Vetiver? + a few questions.

    If you like the Patch Leaves you'd probably like Etro, Villoresi and the Santa Maria Novello patchoulis
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    Re: What's the ultimate Alpha Male scent?

    ....or can you bottle BO sweat and garage oil? I'm sure CDG have tried!
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    Re: What's the ultimate Alpha Male scent?

    +1 on Quorum and Pascal Morabito Or Black
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    Re: Mitzah & Coromandel

    Mitzah's been sold as a feminine scent but to me seems quite unisex in an Ambre Sultan kinda way
  96. Re: Montale - anything good besides the Aouds and Red Vetiver? + a few questions.

    A man after my own heart +1
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    Re: Black Afgano a good buy ?

    It's amazing.... buy it!!
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    Re: Best sandalwood fragrances, bar none

    Ditto MPG Santal Noble. I also like Lutens Santal de Mysore but it doesn't smell so much of sandalwood!
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    Re: Overrated Fragrances

    La Male used to be a favourite, now I feel a little ill when I smell it on other people. I like Chanel pour monsieur but don't think it's that good.....
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    Re: mona di orio

    At least it's got 2 fans!
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