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  1. Re: I'm curious, is there an alternative to Creed's Jardin d’Amalfi?

    Closest one I have sampled is Montale's Soleil De Capri.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Finally sampled this at Nordstrom yesterday. My impression is that Ultra Zest is roughly-

    50% A*Men
    40% Pure Malt
    10% Orange Top Notes
  3. Re: Obsession for men, multiple older versions? CK Cosmetics Co? Help!

    So I have a vintage built in sprayer version and also the new Coty version. Can anyone comment on the gold band pull off cap Unilever version vs the ones that do not have Unilever on the sticker?
  4. Re: TOM FORD PRIVATE BLEND SPLITS - 50ml $125 Shipped (US) Worldwide Available

    FYI- Tobacco Vanille shipped out yesterday. Thanks!
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    Re: Bought Mont Blanc Individuel blind.

    I agree it's a good alternative.
  6. Re: TOM FORD PRIVATE BLEND SPLITS - 50ml $125 Shipped (US) Worldwide Available

    Thanks for all the kind words.

    Just FYI- Tuscan Leather shipped out on Tues the 3rd. Thanks!
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    Re: Is Tom Ford's Oud Wood really all that?

    I think it's great. It's one of those scents I keep forgetting how great it is until I smell it again.
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    Re: You know you're a basenoter when...

    When every unit of measurement starts defaulting to milliliters. I was giving a guy directions and started to tell him, "It's about 5 milliliters...eh...I mean miles down the road..".
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Looking forward to trying this one. Bottle is fine. Name is terrible. Only the scent/performance really matters.
  10. Re: TOM FORD PRIVATE BLEND SPLITS - 50ml $125 Shipped (US) Worldwide Available

    I received the final payment for Tobacco Vanille today so I will be shipping out tomorrow (Thurs). Thanks!
  11. Re: TOM FORD PRIVATE BLEND SPLITS- (US and International)

    Now collecting for Noir De Noir. Also just one more needed for Oud Wood and Tobacco Vanille. Thanks!
  12. Re: TOM FORD PRIVATE BLEND SPLITS- (US and International)

    Thanks for joining the split and for the kind words! I appreciate it!
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    Re: SOTD Friday 9th January 2015

    Intense Cafe
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    Re: Best fragrance from the Armani Prive line?

    My top 3 are Oud Royal, Rose D'Arabie , & Myrrhe Imperiale.
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    Re: Significant Other Overrules

    My significant other doesn't like oud in anything. But I like it enough not to care.
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    Re: Ever play SA in a mall store?

    A few months ago I was at the Neiman Marcus downtown NYC at the by Kilian counter. An attractive woman came up and asked the SA for a fragrance that she said one of her clients was looking for. She...
  17. Re: TOM FORD PRIVATE BLEND SPLITS- (US and International)

    Mandarino Di Amalfi shipped out on the 12th. Thanks for all those who joined. I do have 30ml available for $75 shipped if anyone is interested. Thanks!
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    Re: What is your holiday present to yourself?

    Mancera Black Line
    Bond Silver Factory
    Montale Intense Café

    All on the way
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    Re: Suggestions for my next Armani Prive

    These two since you already have Rose d'Arabie. I just picked both of them up myself.
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    Re: Amyris Homme...Don't judge this too quickly

    I love Amyris. It's greatness snuck up on me after about 3-4 wearings. Then I had to buy a bottle.
  21. Re: TOM FORD PRIVATE BLEND SPLITS- (US and International)

    Thanks. I got you down. Each of the following are just one person away from completion-

    Oud Wood
    Patchouli Absolu
    Neroli Portofinio
    Mandarino Di Amalfi
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    Re: Favortie Bond no.9?

    Riverside Drive
    Chez Bond
    NY Oud
    Silver Factory (now Silver Bond)
    Andy Warhol (they discontinued one of their best scents)



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    Re: What are your thoughts on Amouage Lyric Man?

    Nice but leans a little too fem for my tastes.
  24. Re: TOM FORD PRIVATE BLEND SPLITS-Added Patchouli Absolu (US and CANADA) PM ME FOR WORLDWIDE SHIPPI

    Tobacco Vanille shipped out today. Thanks to those that joined. If you would like tracking number just let me know Thanks!
  25. Re: Dior Privee Line pruchase - Oud Ispahan or Ambre Nuit?

    Both are great and FBW. Yes AN is more versatile, but OI is amazing, great performance, and one of the best blended scents out there. So I am no help.
  26. Re: New 2014 Michael Kors for men - Released, Pulled off shelves, Re-released and Reformulated

    The only experience I have had with the new release was from a magazine insert. When I smelled it I got the impression they were shooting for a Frank #2 vibe.
  27. Re: TOM FORD PRIVATE BLEND SPLITS-Added Patchouli Absolu (US and CANADA) PM ME FOR WORLDWIDE SHIPPI

    Tuscan Leather shipped out today. Thanks for those that joined!
  28. Re: TOM FORD PRIVATE BLEND SPLITS-Added Patchouli Absolu (US and CANADA) PM ME FOR WORLDWIDE SHIPPI

    I'm always glad to hear the long distance international splits get there. Thanks for waiting it out. Can't believe it took that long for Italian Cypress to fill. Thanks again.
  29. Re: TOM FORD PRIVATE BLEND SPLITS-Added Patchouli Absolu (US and CANADA) PM ME FOR WORLDWIDE SHIPPI

    Hi Greg. I have you down for Tuscan. Thanks! And thanks to all those with the kind words. Really appreciate it.
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    Re: Quorum: One note ruins it!

    I was disappointed in the reformulation of Quorum. I had a bottle of the after shave given to me as a gift when I was in college and even that was much richer and higher quality then the current EDT.
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    Re: Bruckner Aoud 1 =====> Osswald Oud 1

    I need to resample them again because it's been a few months. Aoud 1 is my favorite, but Aoud 2 is great as well and I will get a bottle next time I place another order. I would say if you like 1...
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    Re: Bruckner Aoud 1 =====> Osswald Oud 1

    They are not the same. I sampled Bruckner Aoud 1-4 and find Osswald's to be closer to Aoud 3.
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    Re: Montale: Wood and Spices

    I love it too. Sampled it in a small shop in Venice, Italy and bought it on the spot.
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    Re: YSL L'homme Libre alternative?

    Bond Riverside Drive
  35. Re: TOM FORD PRIVATE BLEND SPLITS (US and CANADA) PM ME FOR WORLDWIDE SHIPPING

    Just an update that I shipped out Noir De Noir and Plum Japonais today (Fri). I'm still waiting for one more payment on Tuscan Leather. I anticipate getting the TL bottle Monday and shipping out...
  36. Re: TOM FORD PRIVATE BLEND SPLITS (US and CANADA) PM ME FOR WORLDWIDE SHIPPING

    Just FYI that Tobacco Vanille shipped out today. Thanks to those that joined.

    I would start collecting for Oud Wood, but I 'm still waiting on one person to reply who has gone silent (and hasn't...
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    Re: Backing out of split deals

    USAFammo9 & OmarbarTx vanished when it came time to collect. This is the 2nd time USAFammo9 has done this.
  38. TOM FORD PRIVATE BLEND SPLITS - 50ml $125 Shipped (US) Worldwide Available

    SPLITTING TOM FORD TOBACCO VANILLE / NEROLI PORTOFINO / PLUM JAPONAIS / NOIR DE NOIR / OUD WOOD / TOBACCO OUD / TUSCAN LEATHER / OUD FLEUR / ITALIAN CYPRESS/ COSTA AZZURRA/ MANDARINO DI AMALFI /...
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    Re: Backing out of split deals

    Pieshi signed up for a Tuscan leather split and vanished once it came time to collect.

    Also Rare Scents joined 2 splits and bailed without informing me.
  40. Re: What is the best versitile summer/spring By Kilian scent for men?

    Prelude to Love is a great one.
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    Re: Bruckner Aoud 1 =====> Osswald Oud 1

    I no longer believe the "batch variation" story. I just got samples of Bruckner Aoud 2, 3, & 4. To me the Osswald version is most like Bruckner Aoud 3 if not the same.
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    Re: What are you buying next ?

    Just picked up Pure Azure by Phaedon and will be getting Rouge Avignon next.
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    Re: Best Maison Francis Kurkdjian for summer?

    APOM is my fave. Next is Amyris.
  44. Re: Found a note that I dislike: galbanum. What's your scent peeve?

    Cumin, basil, mint, tomato leaf, and vetiver.
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkjian new fragrance ?

    I heard the same thing as PalmBeach. 2 fragrances coming out. One being very masculine and the other very feminine was how she put it. That's all my SA knew.
  46. Re: xerjoff nio smells just like cartier declaration

    I didn't think Nio smelled at all like BO.
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Bruckner Aoud 1
  48. Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille / Oud Wood in TF Atomizer - Givenchy Play Intense- New

    added Oud Wood
  49. Re: Osswald's The No. 1, Tom Fords in TF Atomizer - Givenchy Play Intense- New

    Added Osswald's No. 1
  50. Re: I can't believe I'm saying this, but I REALLY want a bottle of Old Spice!!!

    I tried it again recently and it's pretty different. I remember it being quite fuller/richer than it is now. Would love a vintage bottle for the memories.
  51. Re: Tobacco Vanille / Neroli Portofino in Tom Ford Atomizer w funnel & pouch Givenchy Play Intense-

    added Neroli Portofino in TF atomizer
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    Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    After the last two releases I no longer get excited for A*Men flankers, but they are due for a good one. I hope this is it.
  53. Thread: obsession

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    Re: obsession

    I picked up a vintage bottle as well. The new formula is nice, but is definitely weaker. Lacks the substance of the original.
  54. Re: So disappointed in my recent purchase of DHI (2012 batch)....

    This would explain my first impressions of DHI. After hearing all the hype I happened to be in Europe in 2012 where these are readily available. I thought it was just ok and was surprised I...
  55. Re: Dior La Collection Privee - Price Increase / Update

    New prices April 6th will be $190 for the 4.25 oz and $275 for the 8.5oz. I just picked up Mitzah, Bois D'Argent, Ambre Nuit, & Oud Ispahan. The upcoming hike motivated me as those have been on my...
  56. Poll: Re: Similar to BtB - TF Tobacco Vanille or SL Chergui?

    I agree Herod is a must try. An excellent sweet pipe tobacco scent.
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    Re: Backing out of split deals

    Adding Poppyzulo to the banned list for vanishing on split. He actually was on another split and claimed to have paypal issues when the time came to pay. I let it go since I had another buyer to...
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    Re: Insurrection pure by reyane = Aventus

    Ya I saw that post. It was a joke. Someone else had a conspiracy theory and that was poking a little fun at him.
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    Re: Insurrection pure by reyane = Aventus

    These are $20 a bottle. Like he's going to bother making an effort to start a hype train to get samples (or a bottle) for something this cheap. I do believe, however, that Mickers had something to...
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    Re: Insurrection pure by reyane = Aventus

    I also ordered a bottle just to check the hype. Will give my 2 cents when I can.
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    Re: Trip to Neiman's Dallas

    I second that about not trusting your nose after sampling so much. I was just at the Northpark Neiman's picking up a Tom Ford split order and tried just about everything. My local Neiman's has...
  62. Re: Oud Wood in Tom Ford Atomizer , Tom Ford Decants, SDV, Play Intense New

    updated
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    Re: Lit sweet cigarette scent

    Nice. Thanks!
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    Re: Lit sweet cigarette scent

    Now that you mention it, and I'm not a smoker, but I loved the smell of Clove cigarettes when lit. Very sweet. Would love a scent that smelled like that.
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    Re: Backing out of split deals

    While it's up to each splitter, I was thinking the same thing. They can join my splits if payment is up front.
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    Re: Backing out of split deals

    Johnsteed has gone silent after I started collecting for a split he signed up for.
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    Clear 3.3 OZ BOND 9 CAP

    Just got a 3.3 oz tester of Bond Riverside Drive and needed a clear cap that would match. Thanks!
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    Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    Lidge
  69. Re: Tuscan Leather vs. Tobacco Vanille. Which one is more pleasant?

    Tobacco Vanille due to the sweetness for me. TL is just straight up leather.
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    Re: Help me understand Balenciaga pour Homme

    That is great news. I was worried they were testing the waters with a re-release and thought they might have tweaked it for IFRA. Now I know I can safely buy. Thanks.
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    Re: Help me understand Balenciaga pour Homme

    This was one of my favorite scents in college. Does anyone know if the flood of 30 ml bottles that came out a couple of years ago were a rerelease or vintage? Wondering if I need to worry about a...
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    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    Right, I got the following email on Feb 5th.

    "So I finally got official word. Our La Collection price increase will take effect on April 6. The $250 bottle will go up to $275 and the $170 bottle...
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    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    It's all the same price hike actually. I had a Dior rep tell me the hike only effected certain locations earlier and on April 6th it will be official everywhere.
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    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    Excited to try this one. Sounds very nice. Also got confirmation the price hike for the Privee line will take effect April 6th.
  75. Re: MFK Releasing Travel Atomizers with Refill Vials

    Far left table is refill pack with no atomizer.
  76. MFK Releasing Travel Atomizers with Refill Vials

    Hi all. Posted this on the male forum, but this applies here as well. My MFK rep had informed me a few weeks ago that they would be releasing some travel atomizers and I finally got more details.
    ...
  77. MFK Releasing Travel Atomizers with Refill Vials

    So my MFK rep had informed me a few weeks ago that they would be releasing some travel atomizers and I finally got more details.

    I am attaching pricing sheet for each scent. There will be 2...
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    Re: Fusion Sacree for Him

    This is great juice. I picked up a decant to try it and find it bottle worthy.
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    Re: Backing out of split deals

    USAFammo9 asked to pay later when I had collected from all of the other splitters. Then never replied to multiple emails.
  80. Re: Signed MFK Lumiere Noire Pour Homme, By Kilian Love , Tom Ford Decants, SDV, Play Intense New

    added SDV
  81. Oud Wood in Tom Ford Atomizer , Tom Ford Decants, SDV, Play Intense New

    Official Tom Ford atomizer filled with 20 ml of Oud Wood (comes with Tom Ford funnel)


    Givenchy Play Intense - New and sealed 100ml

    Guerlain SDV (5 or 10 ml decant)

    I can do Tom Ford spray...
  82. Tobacco Vanille / Oud Wood in TF Atomizer - Givenchy Play Intense - Fresco

    Official Tom Ford atomizer filled with 20 ml of Tobacco Vanille (comes with Tom Ford funnel & pouch) $82 shipped

    Official Tom Ford atomizer filled with 20 ml of Oud Wood (comes with Tom Ford...
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    Re: Dior leather Oud, and Commodity

    After sampling entire Dior private line a few weeks ago Leather Oud is definitely in the top 2 for me. Will get a bottle next winter.
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    Re: juicy couture dirty english, good or bad?

    I own a bottle and it has a dry woodsy campfire vibe to it. Longevity and projection were below average for me. More of an indoor skin scent. I wouldn't get it again, but it's probably worth the $20...
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    Re: 360 Green Perry Ellis?

    I hope it smells and tastes like Mt. Dew.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, May 13th, 2013

    Amouage Jubilation XXV
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    Re: anything similar to killian- back to black?

    I do get a similar honey accord from the dry down of Montale's Wood and Spices.
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    Re: I think something's wrong with me

    I also don't care for most vetiver scents. I'm happy about this. Fewer bottles I need to buy.
  89. Thread: APOM pour homme

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    Re: APOM pour homme

    Love it as well. Definitely FBW.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, May 9th, 2013

    ADP Colonia Assoluta - From Sample
  91. Thread: Eight & Bob

    by mikesc
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    Re: Eight & Bob

    It's a pleasant scent, but I get too much of a Root Beer vibe.
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    Re: CK Obsession for big cats? Who knew?

    Nice. I just picked up a vintage bottle. The new formulation is nice, but it feels like 50% strength.
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    Re: Bois D'argent by Dior

    I had high hopes for Bois D'argent, but found it too weak to bother with. I found it to be pleasant, but so light I couldn't really notice it much.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

    http://i1.wp.com/manface.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Francis-Kurkdijan-APOM-Pour-Homme-Blog-Size.jpg?fit=750%2C9999
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    Re: Best 'designer' beach scents for men...

    I prefer the smell of suntan lotion for the beach. If you are wearing any it will most likely dominate what fragrance you have on. You can wear a scent like Bond's Fire Island or just use the real...
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    Re: Perfume that gives you a sense of well being

    When I was feeling a little ill and nauseous I remember using GIT to lift my mood. It has a freshness that hits the spot when feeling down. MI and Mugler Cologne are also a good picks.
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    Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    I would be repeating many of the ones listed, but would definitely add Oud Ispahan to the top 5. Very well blended.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, May 6th, 2013

    MFK- Aqua Universalis Forte - from sample.
  99. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Homme - I just tried it!

    Amyris was one of those frags that really snuck up on me. At first try I thought it was decent. Than with each sampling I liked it more and more. I now love it and bought a bottle.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, May 5, 2013

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.591.jpg
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