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  1. Re: Cigarette #1 - the Amazing little cologne from China

    http://img01.taobaocdn.com/imgextra/i1/515374913/T2Xp5lXklbXXXXXXXX_!!515374913.jpg
  2. Amouage Gold Man pour Homme - Not animalic (?)

    I recently got a sample of this in current formulation and I like it very much, really high quality and natural smelling floral. It's dandy, decadent and old school.

    But I get NO civet or animalic...
  3. Re: Ebene - Pierre Balmain. A Masterpiece That Deserves More...

    Balmain Ebene is a special one, although not something I like unfortunately. To me it has a unisex feel to it along with some "urine" notes, imagine a thin Azzaro pour Homme with some spearmint and...
  4. Re: How many do you have? Have you set a limit? Have you surpassed it?

    100 is a good limit to start with if it includes both designer and niche, then with more experience you will be able to streamline and get more picky and land somewhere around 30-50 bottles. During...
  5. Re: Why should longevity be a factor for considering which fragrance is good?

    1. You want to experience the scent on your self all day to enjoy it.
    2. You don't want to carry sprayers all the time.
    3. A fragrance with bad longevity feels like a rip off.
    4. There are...
  6. Re: I walk into most Stores... and the frags bore me. Help!

    If you don't appreciate old-school (widely available online) frags you will have a hard time finding any "non mainstream" gems on a budget (non-niche). There are some exceptions of course, but I...
  7. Re: Finally bought Creed Aventus and GIT - what's next?

    C for Men - Clive Christian
    Invasion Barbare - MDCI Parfums
    Aoud Cuir d’Arabie - Montale
    Epic Man - Amouage
  8. Re: Which famous designer brand sucks in fragrances the most?

    Gucci is on the ground, YSL is falling fast because of L'Oréal. There are many others of course but YSL fragrances used to be legendary before the L'Oréal reformulations.
  9. Re: I'm HAPPY! Just received my first One Man Show!

    I usually like all the old school frags I try but this one is a big no no, maybe the vintage was a lot better. It starts out with a very weird watery rotten flower cloying smell, then it smells like...
  10. Thread: Ungaro III

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    Re: Ungaro III

    I think it's OK, it's very spicy and masculine with a fresh dark rose in the background. But it's also a bit sharp and synthetic smelling. Not a masterpiece, but if you love sharp spice and rose it's...
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    Re: The Aquatics and Mainstreaming

    Yeah, the gourmand craze is soon to be the next in line after the aquatics, thank Cthulhu. Anything is better than the metallic aqua fresh-because-it-doesn't-smell-like-classic-cologne/after...
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    Re: The black sheep of Dior's Homme line...

    It's awful, sharp, not fresh and smells "mainstream". Not even close to DH or DHI.
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    Re: The Aquatics and Mainstreaming

    We all know: "to each his own", but the issue I think is that everything that fast becomes mainstream is just that, mainstream. There are reasons why things become mainstream and it has to do with...
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    Re: CdG Avignon or Zagorsk?

    Zagorsk is more interesting, Avignon just smells exactly like a stone church - which is fascinating but after that it's "meh".
  15. Re: Grail Samples on the way...Invasion Barbare and Pure Distance M

    Great stuff OP! Another one to consider if you haven't already to complete a "holy trinity":
    Clive Christian C for Men

    Enjoy your samples :coolold:
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    Re: Kouros Question (Am I missing something?)

    I really recommend: Comme des Garcons Zagorsk and Amouage Epic Man.

    I heard so much about Amouage Jubilation XXV, but to me it smells like fresh baker's yeast and sour dried fruits.

    Did you try...
  17. Re: Think Miami Vice, the 80ies series.. Wich scents comes in mind ?

    GIORGIO FOR MEN (1984) BY GIORGIO BEVERLY HILLS

    :happy:
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite tobacco?

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/325073-What-is-tobacco
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    Re: Booze, smoke and leather

    FENDI UOMO

    MICHAEL KORS FOR MEN

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Do you think Rochas Man smells feminine?

    Unisex. Sweet strawberry-mocha-cafe latte, safe and pleasing. Not sure how that could be (traditionally) male only.
  21. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Thank you musky_monkey :smiley: I think the Loewe and the Salvador Dali are two very much "dark" (which is not the same as "evil") fragrances but the Loewe is actually enjoyable. The Loewe is to me a...
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    Re: Mona d' Orio Cuir or TF Tuscan leather?

    I would go with Tuscan Leather for sure, it's a complex and powerful masterpiece. Cuir is very interesting but not very wearable or too complex, it's good but TL is a lot better.
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    Re: Habit Rouge, Man

    Yeah, OK. Maybe more on the unisex side, but not very masculine to my nose.
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    Re: Habit Rouge, Man

    It is a feminine cloying orgy in lemon and vanilla with no complexity, great longevity and projection. I can really not see why this is so talked about. A blind buy that went very wrong for me, hope...
  25. Re: Does poor projection/sillage/longevity stop you from wearing certain fragrances?

    Very much so, yes. It's my number one criteria actually (as long as I enjoy the scent). I wear fragrance for my own sake, I want to be able to enjoy a whiff of it all through the day. If you don't...
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    Re: Vintage Kouros

    I got a 50 ml bottle today and all I can say is King Kouros is dead! Totally DESTROYED.

    I put on about 20 sprays in a period of 2 hours and its not even CLOSE to the old formula, with the chrome...
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    Re: Truly different

    Lapidus Pour Homme

    Jaipur Homme

    Kouros (vintage)
  28. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Loewe Esencia pour Homme

    http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111020062754/creepypasta/images/9/9c/Tumblr_lqtv8nX6yS1qkovnro1_500.jpg
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    Re: What is tobacco?

    That sounds great! I hope it's heavy, dark, dry and sharp. Just like smelling a hand made cuban cigar up close, with the open beautiful cigar box in the background. Smelling it should almost result...
  30. Re: What are your most regrettable fragrance purchases thus far ???

    Thanks for your input. Yeah, it does smell like soft and cozy patchouli. But with not much complexity and extremely bad longevity and sillage. Compare this with Giorgio Beverly Hills for men and I...
  31. Thread: I bought TV.

    by Rubirosa
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    Re: I bought TV.

    I was so so close to blind buying TV but I got a sample, and my god was I happy I did! I really thought I would love it based on what I had read, but turns out it's one of my most hated fragrances of...
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    Re: Ungaro III and Zino... are they similar?

    They are both very good and have very little similarities. Ungaro III is very sharp spicy dark rose, Zino is a creamy sandal wood with some attitude.
  33. Re: What are your most regrettable fragrance purchases thus far ???

    Patchouli pour Homme by Reminiscence - Considering the price i was really disappointed, it doesn't smell bad but it smells nothing. I have never before experienced such a bland and boring scent,...
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    Re: In need of a ROBUST Tobacco Fragrance.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/325073-What-is-tobacco

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/291685-Best-Tobacco-Scents-Out-There
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    Re: In need of a ROBUST Tobacco Fragrance.

    If you like the sweet kind of tobacco frag I would recommend:

    Back to Black
    Acqua di Cuba
    Creed Tabarome
    Bogart pour Homme
    Chergui
  36. Re: What fragrance gives off the vibe of honesty & respect.

    Dunhill for Men (1934) and Héritage (1992)
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    Do you like soap?

    I love soapy scents, especially Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme and Jaques Bogart Signature 1975, that old school clean masculine soap.

    But what notes are responsible for that soapy smell, and why...
  38. Re: Spice Bomb! Spice Bomb! You're my Spice Bomb! and Baby You Can Turn Me On! A Review of SpiceBom

    A safe and sweet "teen frag", very pleasant, reminds me a lot of Dolce & Gabbana By for men.
  39. Re: Which Frag gives you the that extra confidence?

    Business: Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme

    Casual: Antonio Puig Quorum
  40. Re: Dissecting an (extraordinary) rare gem: "ETTORE BUGATTI" first version (The Original, 1992)

    Wow! Just wow.

    :dankk2:
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    Re: What is tobacco?

    I have only tried Acqua di Cuba and I smell 90% sweet honey. Have yet to try Tabacco Toscano, someone with some inputs about this one? We can conclude that many "tobacco" fragrances only uses tobacco...
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    Re: Quintessential Citrus Fragrance?

    Originally Posted by hednic
    Monsieur Balmain



    Monsieur Balmain is a good one, but to me it's more lemongrass than lemon. Gives me a spa vibe, like some Thai massage oil perhaps.
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    Re: Quintessential Citrus Fragrance?

    Yves Saint Laurent Pour Homme Haute Concentration (powerful, sexy and a bit dirty, great for casual use)

    Boucheron for Men Eau de Parfum (dry, austere and formal, the dry down is great and makes...
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    Re: Drakkar Noir or Versace L'Homme

    Versace L'Homme is far better to my nose, it's like a "fresher" (but not as good) Knize Ten to me. L'Homme is a clean and happy leather scent but still very masculine, more unique too. How about...
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    Re: What is tobacco?

    I heard it's a bit sweet, but with a more cherry vibe rather than vanilla like in Tobacco Vanille. But if it's ANYTHING like Tobacco Vanille I'm sure I'll hate it (due to the cloying honey note). I...
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    Re: What is tobacco?

    Yeah, would be great if someone who has sampled Odori Tabacco made some inputs. Thank you DULLAH.

    I can also recommend Vermeil for men if you like a more "clean" & warm soapy (but also a tiny bit...
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    Re: What is tobacco?

    This is interesting, suggestions so far:

    - Rectoverso Tea Tobacco (sounds nice but discontinued I understand)
    - Murdock Bright Leaf (never heard of it, must try)
    - I Profumi di Firenze Tabacco...
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    Re: WORST Fragrance you have smelt?

    Jovan Musk for Men (current formulation) - Smells like rancid hairspray and no name cheap laundry soap.

    And how about some aquatic fragrances that makes you smell like a rotten seaweed infused in...
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    What is tobacco?

    I have smoked cigars for about 10 years, only high quality handmade unflavored ones, and I'm surprised about the fragrances people say have a "prominent tobacco note" when it's simply not the case...
  50. Re: Mont Blanc Individuel: Because Smelling Bad is Easy

    I agree with OP. It's like a person who tries really hard to please everyone but just ends up without no originality and thus boring. Only slightly less interesting than La Nuit de l`Homme.
  51. I really hope they reformulate both Lagerfeld...

    I really hope they reformulate both Lagerfeld Classic and Lagerfeld Photo. They used to be wonderful and powerful old school classics, the current ones from Coty smells like bland knockoffs with...
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