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    Re: What does Amber smell like?

    Abergris and amber are two diferent materials that "look" similar. Ambergris is a note and has smell. Amber, the fosil does not. Perfumers make acords with resins which they call amber, but in the...
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    Re: Your Favourite CREED?

    Acier Aluminum. Because it is an excellent balance between powdery, aldehydic, sweet, and fruity. It is pretty linear in its evolution, but each moment of it is quite multidimensional.
  3. Re: Why wasting money looking for the "IT" fragrance?

    Well, I remember when someone (was it Burr? Turin? a basenoter?) said that layering was like wearing a Prada suit over a Dior suit. I happen to agree. True, sometimes it may give you an interesting...
  4. Re: Why wasting money looking for the "IT" fragrance?

    I know! I went into a hiatus for a while until my economical situation gets better. However, I was wondering what the cool guys like yourself are up to this days. So I dropped by for a few minutes...
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    Re: My impression of Korous YSL put into picture

    Am I the only one who finds Kouros to be the cleanest BO smell? Specially when it comes to the fraicheur version, it is devastatingly clean and sexy.
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    Re: Old Fashioned Soap Scent

    I am going with Prada Infusion.
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    Re: Pheromone colognes?

    I am sorry for bumping this non-perfume thread but today I just saw my copy of "The Game" and a bunch of samples some company sent me like 3 years ago. Pheromones, androstadienone, pua...
    Many say...
  8. Re: Why wasting money looking for the "IT" fragrance?

    I am not a big fan of layering.
  9. Re: How to deal with "I-am-panicking!-My-favorite-scent-will-be-discontinued" syndrom

    I had to read Who Moved My Cheese, one of the worst self-help/bussiness book ever.
    then I substitute the word cheese with "perfume" wherever I find it in the book...
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    Re: Do you wear your personality?

    I like to think that I let my personality to dictate how to perceive what I wear.
    Not the other way around.
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    Re: Italian lavender?

    hmmm...
    why does it need to be form an Italian company? IMO, the english houses do the best lavender.
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    Re: White Flowers easy wear in man

    True. However, I still have to defend the "idea" of a white flower - that is, the idea that iris can be considered a white flower. While it is almost mandatory to consider the origin of the notes, I...
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    Re: Some news on Havana

    Interesting news indeed. :D
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    Re: Scents that smell "Opulent" to you.

    Heritage Guerlain
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    Re: Your "truest" tobacco fragrance

    It is quite simple and cheap for me:

    Cuba Red.
  16. Re: Got some money... to buy two Creeds or others?

    Get what makes you happy.

    that said, i think that if you really want to maximise those 200 usd, you may find better values somewhere else. Maybe the Creed and The mainstream perfume are 90%...
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    Re: Men and nail polish

    Though some people can certainly pull it off, for me, this falls into the category of "trying too hard".
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    Re: Once you go chest, you never go neck

    Forget the sillage, cleavage alone is awesome.

    However, let be the devil's advocate for the neck.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-edCROAzmp4 see after 2:11
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    Re: Vintage Fahrenheit?

    As far as I know, there have been 3 reformulations.
    One was during the mid 90's.
    I found about the second reformulation by late 2007, early 2008. I remember smelling Fahrenheit V. 2 (or 3 I am...
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes EDP!!!

    At first I am a bit skeptic to admit this as true. though montale does make quite a bit of money, I doubt that it can compare to the very good seller TdH. I could be wrong though, in which case I...
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    Re: Top 10 Masculine Fragrances for Fathers Day?

    Top 10 fragrances for father day? For what? to give away? to remember? to smell like one?

    Some fragrances to remember your father
    Drugstore AS:
    Old spice,
    Brut,
    Acqua Velva.
    English...
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes EDP!!!

    :shocked:
    The Horror!!!
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    Poll: Re: How strong is too strong with lavender ?

    Lavender is a pretty common note, but it is very rarely handled well. The fact that the sharpness proper of lavender can 'mask' very well the syntheticness of cleaners has made it popular, but it has...
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    Re: Marcel Proust: "Rememberance of Things Past"

    Actually, neuroscience uses (informally) the term "Proust Effect" to talk about involuntary memory produced by the certain phenomena, specially scents.

    "And suddenly the memory appeared. That...
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    Re: Tom Ford White Musk Collection

    OH MY!
    OH MY!

    DARN IT!
    Now I have to get job.
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    Re: Is reformulation ever better than "vintage"

    And this proves my point: a good number of times, it is all a matter of opinion.

    And yes, I do prefer the newer version. Though the jalapeño-gasoline combo was good in the original, the new one...
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    Re: Is reformulation ever better than "vintage"

    Yes.
    Fahrenheit.
    Knize 10.
    Signoricci (weird story, but I am willing to count it as reformulation)
    Tabarome
  28. Re: Kouros and Rive Gauche pour Homme - do they share something in common?

    Yes, they do have something in common.

    Pure, undiluted awesomeness.
  29. Re: What's the best horse manure fragrance? (No joke)

    Oh it´s official. I have read everything.
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    Re: Rive Gauche or Terre d' Hermès

    OK Redneck Perfumisto, you need to invite me to your parties.
  31. Re: L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Intense vs L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme

    The intense version seems "artificially intensified". In other words, it is intensified by adding strong notes, and in this case, they are also dissonant.
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    Re: My favorite Iris fragrance.

    Perhaps the similarities become more obvious if you compare Shalimar Light with Habit Rouge Legere or HR EdC.
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    Re: My favorite Iris fragrance.

    Hmmm. And I will have to try L'homme de Coeur as well.

    I have to say though, that the iris in shalimar is not all that prominent. I guess what I like the most about SL is that the iris and the...
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    Re: My favorite Iris fragrance.

    Oh, that is a nice one too.
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    Re: My favorite Iris fragrance.

    On me, very :rolleyesold:
    I find it just as masculine as most iris for men/unisex. (Power, Dior, Iris Bleu Gris, Bois d'iris, cuir d'iris, etc).

    PS. I also recived quite a few compliments. I...
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    Re: Rive Gauche or Terre d' Hermès

    Rive Gauche of course!

    I bet you did not see that one comming :coolold:
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    My favorite Iris fragrance.

    I used to find amusing that my favorite Rose fragrance is not all that rose prominent. Yes, I am talking about DC and its chypre spirit adorned by an incense-rose-geranium base. The same happened...
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    Re: Whats similar to Encre Noire?

    I also found that the vetiver in White Musk for Man by TBS and Burberry the Beat is very similar to the one found in Encre Noire.
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    Re: I'm looking for MINT!!!

    I'll throw Lacoste Booster to the mix.
  40. Thread: Mark birley

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    Re: Mark birley

    No. Its pyramid is like a castle made out of cards. At first I enjoyed its citrus + incense/cedar + l'eau d'Issey qualities. After a while though, the whole thing sucumbs into a mess that smells...
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    Re: Is Issey Miyake for men a classic?

    Classic?
    I am not sure. It has certainly been influential when it comes to the family of aquatics, as it is one of the daddies of all of them. IMO, its influence and novelty status should not even...
  42. Thread: Mark birley

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    Re: Mark birley

    I hate to be one of them naysayers, specially when the thread is not about opinions on a scent, but i would recommend you to wait until the drydown before you actually order a bottle.

    Just so you...
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    Re: The Most Interesting Man in the World

    This one time I tried pasha in an airport duty free shop. I sprayed it once on my wrist, and I made the mistake of not washing it off. While we were in the middle of the flight, people tried to throw...
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    Re: Is Kenzo worth exploring ?

    It is an interesting preception that kenzo creates fragrances culturaly influnced by Japan. IMO, that is great. And eventhough they tend to use westener perfumers (like Marie Salamagne, a woman I...
  45. Re: A fragrance that may make you look differently at A*Men

    Well, TM Angel is Different than A*Men. Oh my god! I have become one of them, sorry. What you present has to be a clone of Angel, and TM has its own flankers of angel with tons of patchouli and...
  46. Re: CREED HATERS - Need your help. Similar niche fragances. Creed sillage problem

    Sorry to say, but Green Valley and Erolfa are pretty unique. What i find more about those fragrances is that they do have sillage, but they have low longevity (around 4 hours)
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    Re: Alternative to Angelique sous la Pluie?

    I'd recommend some other JCE fragrances, specially Declaration Cartier and Un Jardin Sur le Nil.
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    Re: Let's talk gourmands.

    Tonka Bean! the forgotten gourmand note!
    The main gourmand notes (coffee, vanilla chocolate) are warm, sexy and snuggable. And yet, tonka bean is the gourmand note that has presence and elegance....
  49. Re: Amouage Jubilation XXV - weak projection and poor longevity?

    I did find some differnces between the two scents, but they are so minor that I am willing to say that the juice is the same and the more fruity aspect in the drydown of the travel version is more a...
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    Re: Let's talk gourmands.

    Spirituese Double Vanille. It changed the way I view vanilla.
  51. Re: The fragrance that suits you most and anosmia

    Well, I was not trying to correct you. It is just that it was not clear to me how can you be anosmic to something, and yet, be aware that it suits you. The only scenario I could think about was...
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    Re: What would you revive

    Coty Chypre, if only for historical reasons.
    Guerlain SDV.
    Old Spice, old formulation.
  53. Re: The fragrance that suits you most and anosmia

    Well, anosmia is different than olfactory fatigue. And no, your hypothesis does not hold for me. I think it is just a sad coincidence for you.
  54. Re: Malle, Bond, or Artisan!!! Who is the best House.

    I disagree. Actually, I would say that it does not get any more niche than that.
  55. Re: Malle, Bond, or Artisan!!! Who is the best House.

    Since I do not wear all the fragrances of a house at the same time, I would say:

    B>L>M
    Eau d'New york > Mandarine Tout Simplement> Dans tres Bras
    B>M>L
    Silver Factory>Le P. De Therese>Vanilla...
  56. Thread: Rose d'homme

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    Re: Rose d'homme

    IMO, Rose d'Homme is a watered down C&S88. I second Asha when she recommends other rose based fragrances.
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    Re: [Prom NIGHT] Which One?

    I think your best choice is HM just because it is a more modern scent. girls your age tend to enjoy that more. opium is a good second choice.
  58. Re: what fragrance on a man will abolish your "straightness" for a while!?

    Half of you guys failed the humor test. RELAX dudes!

    what fragrance on a man will abolish your "straightness" for a while!?

    Curve for men. :grin:

    You can always like
    Happy for men
    Kiss...
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    Re: Snob?! What kind of snob?

    Lemme rephrese that: there is no doubt about the "fact" that Edp's smell a lot more thick and greasy as compared to edt's.

    :grin:
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    Re: Snob?! What kind of snob?

    I could argue that having mainstream scents does not take away any snob points. Even the biggest snobs can appreciate tabu in a snobbily manner. :D

    Nah, but you are cool Nukapai.
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    Re: Why the Ad in My Post??

    Yes. When you are not logged in, you will see adds on the actual threads. When you become a supporter you can hide the banners with adds



    I want to thank you Grant for making this possible....
  62. Which model of fragrance families do you use?

    I tend to pick up randomly from "Modern" and Michel Edwards fragrance wheel, while not using many other models of fragrance families. The unmentionable (osmoz) uses a very weird system which is a bit...
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    Re: Best Cheapo/Drugstore scents

    Adidas Moves,
    Old Spice Fraiche. I find this one to be quite special and I would have to go to niche brands to find something similar.
    Ungaro III
    A couple of the Beckham scents.
    Carlos Santana. ...
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    Re: took a few more sprays to appreciate them

    Yes.
    Sometimes you just need to spray more to apreciate the full power of a fragrance. Sometimes you need to spray less. The correlation between # of sprays and how a fragrance smells is not always...
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    Re: Snob?! What kind of snob?

    no.

    I would like to believe that I really do not care about the concentration of a certain fragrance, but, at least statistically, I tend to prefer EdTs over EdPs. For fragrances where two...
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    Re: Tom Ford for men advertising

    yawn
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    Re: Nautica Voyage vs Davidoff Cool water

    Keep in mind that is the opinion of one person. There is no objective way to say whether CW, Chrome, or Voyage is better. There are just opinions and subjective appreciation. I think they are about...
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    Re: Tabac Original - Where's the tobacco?

    Interesting. I find this to be a very soapy cologne. And BTW: a badger brush and a Tabac Shaving Soap is the single best thing you can do to improve your shaving routine :p
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    Re: Who gives a &%*$ if it's a masterpiece?

    Is this getting personal?
    Heck, I do not care if someone considers my fav. fragrances masterpieces. I do not care for the masterpiece threads (that is why they do not affect me, and that is why I so...
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    Re: Fleur du Male is very feminine??

    OH man I hate to say this (nah, not really) but my experience is the opposite. First, I do find it feminine. Heck I have 4 feminine perfumes on my today and yet not one of them smells as feminine as...
  71. Re: Do we like scents more because of high price tags?

    None at all? I can see how you agree more with hirch_duckfinder, I also agree with most of what he says, but I do not think the differences between the markets of perfumes are so polarizing. Still, I...
  72. Re: Do we like scents more because of high price tags?

    I agree with that.
    Now, let me modify the rest of your post just a little bit.

    The average level of niche scents has plummeted and it is getting really difficult to find anything of value, while...
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    Re: What is "drydown"?

    For me, the dry down is the phase of the fragrances where the top notes have evaporated, or at least settled. Depending on the fragrance, that may take 5 minutes or 2 hours.
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    Re: Looking for an earthy summer scent

    IMO, Patchouli is The Earthy Note, not vetiver.

    In that case I would recommend Voleur de Roses, Fresh cannabis Rose, and Ice*Men.
  75. Re: You throw the empty bottle of a perfume to the garbage?

    Empty Bottles?! Can a bottle of perfume ever be empty? I have never finished a bottle of perfume in my life.
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    Re: Monsters Sillages That I Have Smelled.

    One time, my girlfriend was in another room, aprox 20 feet away from where I was. I could not see her, but I was able to smell that she was spraying my fragrances on her ( .~~). She was surprised by...
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    Re: cucumber + patchouli

    I'd recommend Ice*men
  78. Re: "Getting" a note - enough data points, or the right fragrance?

    The hardest for me was not a note, but a family: chypre.

    Three reasons for this:
    1) Modern chypres have nothing in common with older chypres.
    2) A while ago, many people used to equate chypre...
  79. Thread: Moss & Musk

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    Re: Moss & Musk

    That is actually a good rec.
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    Re: Basenotes Blasphemy

    Pure Sport, has an aquatic smell. These brands should interest you:

    Lacoste
    Hugo
    Armani
    Issey Miyake
    Bulgari.
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    Re: So based on my wardrobe.....

    You seem to like woods. I would second these:
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Gucci Envy
    Loewe Solo

    And add
    Polo Green Reseve.
    Antaeus.
    Zino Davidoff,
    Heritage,
  82. Thread: Gucci or Bvlgari

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    Re: Gucci or Bvlgari

    It depends. Gucci is great at handling woods and cedar.
    Bulgari is good with tea notes.
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    Re: What's Your Favorite Tea Scent?

    Yang rulez yo!
    L'Eau de Jatamansi is also good, but ephemeral.
  84. Re: Bois d'Iris vs. Dior Homme: Who's got the best sillage?

    I was hopping to forget this thread but I could not. now i feel like I need to get some BdI. *sigh*



    That is exactly what happens with my sample. It seems as if the sillage withdraws after a...
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    Jamais vu: Rediscovering fragrances

    Everything I knew about the fragrances I own has been melting away in the last few weeks. Everything I spray on me is so darn different than the memories I have of it, and sometimes it feels as if I...
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    Re: Reviews you regret ...

    I do not write that many reviews, but I rarelly regret my posts (I only regret those where I was a #### to someone). I think that if I wrote something about a fragrance, I did it because it was a...
  87. Re: Do You Think Unbound Really Resembles Acqua di Gio?

    Yes, they do smell a like. I am one of them people who thinks Unbound is better, as it lacks the uncomfortable creaminess that I have been smelling in AdG lately. Someone will say that they are not...
  88. Thread: Types of Roses,

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    Re: Types of Roses,

    Interesting. :) it is kind of hard to describe roses :o
    I have 5 vials of roses and below I have paired the two most similar. Disclaimer: This review is based on these five vials. There are too many...
  89. Thread: Types of Roses,

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    Re: Types of Roses,

    I am not sure if Otto is shorthand for ottoman, but as far as I know, ottoman rose and Bulgarian rose are very similar. Bulgarian rose is a rather soft sweet smell.
    Tea Rose is a bit heavier, and a...
  90. Thread: Luca Turin??

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    Re: Luca Turin??

    i generally never agree with the opinions of turin. Still, I applaud his effort to spread some perfume education around. I have never bought anything because of his recommendation, and i do not think...
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    Re: statistical analysis of fragrance notes

    Wow, those are nice. The meeting between pop art and data analysis! :eek: what's not to love?! I want to print that on a t-shirt!
  92. Re: Has anyone given Vanille Intens by Parfums de Nicolaï a chance yet?

    I am waiting for reviews too!
    I am afraid that SDV guerlain has left me craving a good quality Vanilla.
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    Re: Jasmine fragrances for men?

    http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq237/roshi11/emoticons/yeah-1.gif
    http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq237/roshi11/funny-pictures-this-owl-laughs-out-.jpg
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    Re: Confused about Amber and Ambergris?

    OK this is going to read as a cheap way out but, I meant essential oil :D
    Still, it seems that i was wrong about amber being odorless. I thought it only produced an odor as it was burning, but it...
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    Re: Domenico Caraceni - new manufacturer

    international economic crisis and all, DC is back in production baby!
    YEAH!
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    Re: Confused about Amber and Ambergris?

    Not as far as I know. Heat may be able to melt amber, you may be able to burn amber and then it will have a smell. But unless I am proven wrong, you cannot obtain any oils from amber.
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    Re: Jasmine fragrances for men?

    I think LeMale is a good jasmine fragrance. Night-blooming jasmin that is.
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    Re: Tobacco Fragrances

    How about cuba red? nice tobacco fragrance
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    Re: Are there any scents similar to Gucci PH II?

    man, you need to chill :)

    I have not smelled anything like GPHII, however, i do think there are some fresh-spicy scents that may interest you. Perhaps 212, yang, maybe silver mountain water.
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    Re: Confused about Amber and Ambergris?

    Amber is more like an accord of vanilla and other non-fossilized tree resins. Natural amber has no smell, and it is pretty much a pretty rock*. You can obtain perfume oils from ambergris.
    ...
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