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  1. Re: If you could only keep 4 frags from your collection what would you keep?

    I guess I would go with my top 4 (see signature below)....
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    Re: Darkest Fragrance

    Or Black topnotes
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    Re: Bogart Pour Homme ?? thoughts

    Given the nuclear strength on BPH, you might like it better if you did a couple of ankle sprays (or dabs) rather than applying it anywhere near your nose.
  4. Re: IT'S THE BEST IYO...asking the noses at basenotes

    see my favorites below....but ultimately you have to make up your own mind whether you like something or not...so I recommend ordering tiny 1ml samples of the ones you think you might like at...
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    Re: Complete U-Turn on.......

    MKK....I tried it at Barney's on a smelling strip and apologized to the sales associate for stinking up her counter....I tried it again on my skin(on a dare from my sister) and ended up buying a...
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    Re: Unscented Lotion?

    Aveeno (or the generic version by Equate(Walmart))
  7. Re: Recommend me a few really good veviter ?

    Chanel Sycomore
    Lalique Encre Noire
  8. Re: Aramis Gentleman's Collection: Havana

    Good to know: I have been tempted to seek out a vintage bottle.

    I did buy Montana pour Homme(Red box) and Montana Black after hearing they were similar to Havana. That was money well spent!!!
  9. Re: Dark,Masculine, Versatile,Pleasant, Long lasting

    Or Black
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    Re: You have a budget of $100

    Bentley Intense $35
    Encre Noire $27
    Bronze Age by Nu Parfums $16
  11. Re: Which one is your favourite from the Aramis line?

    JHL, 900 and Havana among the current formulations.

    Tuscany, New West and Chromatics among the vintage/discontinued ones.

    Calligraphy Rose among the new releases.

    I'm not too keen with Devin...
  12. Re: Best formal everyday cologne? $25 and under?

    here's three for under $100 that you could rotate:

    Bronze Age bu Nu Parfums
    Bentley Intense for Men
    Encre Noire for Men
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    Re: Need help with sandalwood

    they sell some sample sets at perfumedcourt.com...I settled on Amouage Sandal attar as my personal favorite
  14. Re: A deep, strong and bold Orange fragrance?

    I actually get a lot of orange from Amouage Dia Man. It's also got a lot of vetiver, so I think you will like it if you like TDH. It's very popular on Basenotes, so a decant should be easy to come...
  15. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? 2016 thread

    Frederic Malle The Night
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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    Aramis Calligraphy Rose and Bogart pour Homme (got both for under $50 at beautyspin.com)
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Sandalwood?

    Amouage Sandal attar
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    Re: Rose Fragrances on Men?

    Aramis 900 is a very butch rose centered fragrance, with the rose being especially prominent in the vintage formulation.
  19. Poll: Re: Jubalation vs Interlude vs Reflection vs Epic

    I just so happen to be wearing the obvious winner...
  20. Re: SOTD: Friday, 25th December, 2015 - XMAS Day

    Gucci pour Homme I (2003)45019
  21. Re: What are you going to wear for Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

    I wore Clive Christian X for Men
  22. Re: The most perfect scent you've ever experienced? Only one mind....I'm watching you.

    another mention for Sycomore.
  23. Re: In your view.. What is the definitive 80's Powerhouse?

    Polo (although technically I think it came out in 1978)....
  24. Re: Masculine orientals that arent powdery?

    I say give Bentley Intense for Men a try (now available at rock bottom price too ~$40). It has been my most worn fragrance over the past year. Everyone on basenotes seems to love it; the girlfriend...
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    Re: Encre Noire. Let's be real...

    not that it matters but I have noticed that while most fragrance nerds love Encre Noire (and Sycomore), the rest of the world seems just doesn't seem to share that same enthusiasm...
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    Re: Need Help with First Cologne

    It's a little over your budget but you can get Amouage Dia Man for $140
  27. Re: Pure Malt, Pure Havane, or Chanel Egoiste?

    I'm not familiar with Pure Havane, but Pure Malt was the worst blind buy of my life. The drydown is great (as in A*men), but getting there is the problem...

    Egoiste on the other hand is a...
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    Re: Oh my goodness.......

    you might want to sample Donna Karan's Fuel for men; it is very similar to Egoiste.
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    Re: Aramis JHL - Quite a Ride

    Yes, I have even have a backup bottle of the current formulation, but Try the vintage too. I get more rose in the vintage.
    Also, Estée Lauder Cinnabar and Youth Dew are all closely related.
  30. Re: I'm fairly new to fragrance and I'm looking for a versatile and light scent for the fall and win

    Bentley Intense for Men
    Encre Noire pour Homme
    Terre de Hermes
    The Body Shop White Musk for Men
    Bulgari Black
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    Re: Kouros is misunderstood.

    Yes, it is extremely potent and extremely complex, but I believe it is essentially a floral fragrance blended with animalic notes.
  32. Re: Music and Perfume: BBC Radio 3 this Sat 1PM

    Fascinating! I have a huge collection of both classical records and perfume but never connected the two.
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    Re: ONE note you HATE the most

    powdery orange blossom
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    Re: A classic spicy woody cinnamon...

    Aramis JHL, EL Cinnabar, EL Youth Dew
  35. Re: Frederic Malle Monsieur - new fragrance!

    I too thought Geranium pour Monsieur was the masculine twin of PoaL given that they share a similar base.
  36. Re: Amouage (Jubilation XXV) - Worth buying anymore?

    I'd be curious to know if the new formulation has a smoother drydown. I love the opening but get a headache as the fragrance develops. I get a HARSH "peppery" ISO-E Super smell similar to the...
  37. Re: Well this is a downer: 5 Health Reasons Why You Should Stop Wearing Aftershave

    A salesperson at Aveda told me you always spray fragrance on fabric rather than skin.
  38. Re: What are some of your favorite notes ?

    vetiver, incense, patchouli, oakmoss, rose
  39. Re: Luca Turin Complete writings 2003-2014 now on Kindle!

    awesome! Thank you,
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    Re: Sleeping Scent .going to bed

    Shalimar EDC
  41. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    From nfn1983's wardrobe:

    Bentley Intense
    Costume National pour Homme
    Lauder for Men
    Fahrenheit
    Egoiste
  42. Re: Does your all time #1 favourite never change?

    It almost changed when I got a bottle of Encre Noire, but Sycomore still edges out EN ....never mind the price difference
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    Re: Best Smokey Fragrances

    Pascal Morabito Or Black is my personal favorite in the smoky, leather genre.
    Le Labo Patchouli 24 immediately comes to mind too.
    Jovoy La Liturgie des Heures features breathtaking frankincense...
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    Re: Best Smokey Fragrances

    Pascal Morabito Or Black is my personal favorite in the smoky, leather genre.
    Le Labo Patchouli 24 immediately comes to mind too.
    Jovoy La Liturgie des Heures features breathtaking frankincense...
  45. Re: Help me choose a scent for work/office

    Amouage Dia Man is one of the few fragrances I love that also gets lots of complements as an added bonus.
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    Re: Most used fragrance!

    back in the day, I went through two bottles of Aramis 900
    now, I can easily see myself going through my two bottles of Amouage Dia Man
  47. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    Terre de Hermes
    Bentley Intense for Men
    Le Labo Patchouli 24
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Dior Bois D'argent
  48. Re: I say vetiver, earthy, dark and subtly sweet, You say ...

    Chanel Sycomore
  49. Re: Shalimar EDT, EDC, EDP, Parfum for a man to wear

    definitely the EDC!

    There's also a "light" version that is considered very unisex. The only problem is that Shalimar was very popular years ago and some people may recognize it as the perfume...
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur

    anyone familiar with the vintage EDC?
  51. Re: Should I buy Tom Ford Tuscan Leather? I have Creed aventus, Bleu de Chanel, and Endymion

    You can but a split of Tuscan Leather on basenotes and decide for yourself if it is full bottle worthy. It is very potent, so one spray will last you all day.
    ...
  52. Re: Where do you look to for ideas for deciding what to wear? I gotta admit I scroll down the SOTD l

    I like the "Pick me something random to wear" function in my wardrobe...
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    Re: Amway La Collection Classique

    I wore Terre de Bronze today. I was hoping it would be somewhere between Amouage Dia Man or TDH based on initial tests, but instead I would say it is closer to Guerlain Arsene Lupin or Aramis...
  54. Re: 8 hour+ Powerhouses under $30. Cheap Powerhouses?

    MONTANA BLACK EDITION by Montana
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    Re: School Scents.

    The Body Shop White Musk for Men
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    Re: Old Church Interior Fragrance

    yet another vote for Jovoy La Liturgie Des Heures....this one projects like crazy
  57. Re: Which male/female perfume do you love on a female?

    +1 on Bulgari Black
  58. Re: New Luca Turin reviews: Alaia Paris and Miu Miu

    thanks for the link. it has been a while since his last review.
  59. Re: What do you dislike the most about your fragrance hobby?

    reformulation (and the urgency to buy vintage fragrances on eBay)
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    Re: What Women want.

    she loves Amouage Dia and most of my collection; but alas she's not a big fan of vintage; and she absolutely hates O'driu...what can you do?!?!
  61. Re: Best quality scent/ingredients you´ve ever smelled

    let us not forget that the ingredients that perfumers now have to work with has been extremely limited by the IFRA. With that said, I greatly treasure my collection of vintage fragrances in terms of...
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    Re: Looking for rose suggestions

    with regards to Aramis 900, the rose note is much more prominent in the vintage.
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    Re: Which incense perfume to go?

    Amouage Dia Man is my favorite warm, woody incense fragrance. I found Jubilation XXV to be too peppery in the dry down.
  64. Re: What was your first fragrance that you bought for yourself that was marketed for women?

    Shalimar EDC
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    Re: Smoky and Sweet

    L`Air du Desert Marocain
    Shalimar EDC
    Eau des Baux
  66. Re: Next Thierry Mugler Flanker - You name it.

    Pure Oakmoss (f*** the IFRA)
  67. Re: 'cinnamon-smell' but still light and soft, does it a fragrance like that exist?

    Try to find a sample on the internet of L'Artisan's Tea for Two.
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    Re: favorite jasmine ?

    +1 Caron The Third Man
  69. Re: What are some or your "Nastypiece" fragrances ?

    Pure Malt
    New York
    Habit Rogue
    Cool Water
  70. Re: If you could un-discontinue one fragrance

    Aramis Chromatics
    Estee Lauder Metropolis
  71. Re: Fragrances that blew your mind when you first smelled them?

    Chanel Sycomore

    Kouros, Jules
    Lauder for Men (vintage)
    Caron The Third Man
    Montana pour Homme
    Or Black
  72. Re: Aramis = Russian corpse washing fluid

    I wonder if that embalming fluid they use in Russia is the much inferior reformulated version. I have smelled the original vintage and would pay big bucks to get my hands on that juice.
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    Re: your favorite designer fragrance

    of the more recent designer releases, Bentley Intense for Men.

    of the classics, Chanel Sycomore
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    Re: Looking For A Creamy Summer Scent

    Frederic Malle Une Fleur de Cassie
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    Re: Best from Dior Privee Collection?

    BdA
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    Re: Best "just showered" fragrance

    The Body Shop White Musk for Men

    despite it's reputation(based on topnotes), the drydown for MKK is very much a harmless white, floral musk
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    Re: Dark strong and masculine

    Pascal Morabito's Or Black
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    Re: Affordable masterpieces

    most of my Top 10 list is still easily obtainable at regular retail price(or less)
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    Re: Amouage fragrances

    my GF loves Dia Man, and overall it is my most complimented fragrance....
  80. Re: What's Your Best Cartridge Razor? And Your Worst?

    the original Gillette Sensor is the best IMO, with the Sensor excel coming in a close second.
  81. Re: Name your top 5 fragrances you reach for.

    I finally got my wardrobe updated, so I have been using the "pick me something random to wear" button lately.
  82. Re: Amouage Dia Man vs Guerlain Arsene Lupin Dandy

    To my nose, the two are very different. I believe Arsene Lupin is closer to Devin(aramis); it has a little bit of funkiness that some may find off putting.

    Dia is the clear winner to me. It is...
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    Re: If money were no object....

    sealed vintage Guerlains in parfum concentration
  84. Re: Describe your last purchase in two words...

    Caron Le 3e Homme: "oh yeah!"
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    Re: Frags with an ultimate GOTHIC vibe?

    Or Black by Pascal Morabito
  86. Re: Fragrances to buy right 'now' before potential (further) reformulation?

    The fragrance industry also has a cruel reputation of discontinuing gems that don't sell. Bentley for Men Intense has been heavily discounted on ebay, so I suggest you get a bottle now just in case...
  87. Re: Looking for age appropriate, light men's scent for work

    The Body Shop White Musk for Men
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    Poll: Re: Amouage: DIA vs REFLECTION ?!

    I actually wore Dia Man earlier today, and this is one I wouldn't mind wearing every day, even for a whole decade.

    Moreover, everyone loves it, and it is extremely versatile: any weather; any...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 10th July 2015

    Aramis 900 (vintage aftershave and soap)39700
  90. Re: 1 spritz of Leather Oud = big complaint

    you might want to check out this thread; it deals with five challenging fragrances(and whether or not they are safe to wear to work). And, of course, Leather Oud is one of the five.
    ...
  91. Re: Other than Fahrenheit, which 80's powerhouse is a must have in a collectors wardrobe?

    another vote for Lauder for Men (but only in the vintage formulation).
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Your Best of Amouage Man!

    I love Dia, and it has the added bonus of being a real compliment getter
  93. Re: The most talked about fragrances you've never tried

    Chanel Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Guerlain Eau de Guerlain
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    Re: What do guys like to smell on women?

    Clinque Aromatic Elixir comes to mind (as I am wearing Aramis 900 today). I actually got my girlfriend to wear Xerjoff 1861 this past weekend; she loved it!
  95. Re: Name the fragrance you smelled for the first time and bought without second thought.

    Chanel Sycomore
  96. Re: Current formulation Polo Green is not too bad!

    I am glad to hear that they did a nice job with the new Polo, and I look forward to doing a side by side comparison of the current with the vintage juice I have.
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    Re: Kouros 2015

    I believe you are refering to the new Kouros flanker "Silver" which has very nice packaging indeed but smells atrocious(boring woody amber).

    I also saw a bottle of the original Kouros(at...
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    Re: What would be your Next Purchase?

    probably something for the girlfriend....I can't bear the thought that she owns only two fragrances lol

    So maybe a bottle of vintage Miss Dior to go with her bottle of the current formulation.
  99. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Amouage Dia Man
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    Re: Last fragrance that blew you away

    Lalique Encre Noire....I can't believe something so inexpensive could smell so similar to Chanel Sycomore!
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