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    Re: Best scent in a body wash

    Blue de Chanel shower gel is great stuff, with a very nice strong smell that is very close to the EDT but more on the green/vetiver side to me.
  2. Re: Summer suggestions for lover of original Polo?

    I think you would like Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee. You won't be able to find it locally, you'll have to order it online, but it's a great hot weather, very refreshing lime, woods, and vetiver scent...
  3. Re: what are your favorite crisp, sharp, dry ..almost medicinal scents.....

    Comptoir Sud Pacifique - Barbier Des Iles
    Aramis 900
    Caron - Yatagan
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    Re: Ungaro III reformulation thoughts

    My bottle has a red cap, and the box is mottled red with the information label on the back indicating "Made in Italy", just like your picture EncreNous. Based on what I smell, I have always thought...
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    Re: Krizia Moods Uomo.

    I like it. It's a very cozy smell, and I like it in cool weather. To me it actually smells like you've dropped some patchouli oil onto a bowl of kasha.
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    Re: Aramis Flanker Thread

    No 900?

    Aramis original and 900 are the only ones I have experience with. Aramis original is a strong, leathery-spicy- woody scent.

    Aramis 900 is my favorite fragrance ever made. An extremely...
  7. What a fascinating series of articles! Thank you...

    What a fascinating series of articles! Thank you Jordan.

    I had no idea at all that this industry had been in the planning to this extent in Australia since the '90's. It's very amazing when I...
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    Re: If I like Heritage..I will like?

    I think it's a safe bet you will also like Krizia Moods Uomo, which has a lot of patchouli with some rose and other floral notes. It bears some resemblance to Heritage but it is a quieter fragrance...
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    Re: If you're a Mafia boss, what would you were?

    The mafia doesn't exist.
  10. Re: Cant decide, Divine L'homme Sage or 34 Boulevard St Germain ?

    They are both great scents really.

    L'Homme Sage is a little more simple to my nose, it's mainly about spices with a woody musky base, but I do find it long lasting and deep.

    34 Boulevard St....
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    Re: Soft but powerful

    34 Boulevard Saint Germain by Diptyque would fit the bill. I just got it and am still getting to know it, but I love it!

    I would describe it as soft but with a deep, brooding undercurrent, and...
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    Re: Favorite oriental colognes

    JHL
    Royal Briar
    Shalimar EDC
    Carthusia Ligea La Sirena
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    Re: Introduce me to Guerlain

    My favorites from Guerlain are Vetiver and Heritage (and I wear these two very often). I find them extremely versatile and they just smell great and timeless.

    And don't forget about Derby. It's...
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    Re: Introduce me to Guerlain

    My favorites from Guerlain are Vetiver and Heritage (and I wear these two very often). I find them extremely versatile and they just smell great and timeless.

    And don't forget about Derby. It's...
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    Re: Tabac EDC vs Aftershave

    I'm intrigued by Tabac EdC, but many reviews of it mention a pipe tobacco smell, which is one of the last things in the world I would want to smell like, because I always think pipe tobacco has a...
  16. Re: New Santa Maria Novella cologne - "Alba di Seoul"

    Can't wait to try this, sounds great!
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    Poll: Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    I agree. DO IT.

    ...but drink plenty of water and avoid asparagus.
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    Re: What's your favourite birth year scent?

    1976…

    http://clothesonfilm.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Saturday-Night-Fever_John-Travolta_red-shirt-leather-jacket-top.bmp.jpg

    Smelled like…
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    ...
  19. Re: Jovan Cologne Concentrate Collection - Intense Oud, Secret Amber and Silky Rose

    I agree, I am intrigued.
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    Re: White Musk Fragrance

    My two favorites:
    Profumum Thundra - "earthy" white musk with patchouli - very long lasting and one of my favorite fragrances.
    Body Shop White Musk - clean, smooth, and mellow white musk, very nice...
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    Re: Any love for Aedes de Venustas ?

    I loved it when I tried it at Aedes de Venustas a few months back, and my wife really liked it on me too. I seem to remember a dense cedar note and a mysterious, smoky/floral accord, which hit all...
  22. Poll: Re: What to wear to a Buddy Guy concert and meet-up

    Wear the Straight To Heaven, and congrats on getting to meet Buddy Guy! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Does anything remind you of Egoiste?

    Carven Homme, with its rosewood and spices, is very similar to Egoiste to my nose. However it is quite a bit "rougher" in texture, not as smooth as the Chanel.
  24. Re: Can anyone suggest an "Aftershavey" or Aftershave-like cologne?

    Try out some Gillette Cool Wave aftershave...very very nice smelling stuff, and very long-lasting! It will get noticed.
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    Re: Swiss Army Forest?

    *bump*

    Anyone tried this yet? Haven't been able to make it over to Lord & Taylor...
  26. Re: Etienne Aigner No. 2...anyone have any experience with this one?

    Whoa ericrico, what an in-depth and thoughtful review as usual! Great read, and thanks for updating my thread with it! I never did get around to this one, but after reading your thoughts it sounds...
  27. Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    Agree 100% :thumbsup:
    As long as Chanel keeps it the same, I'll keep buying it. I think it's perfect.
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    Re: Eight & Bob ??

    I feel like I'm reading the J. Peterman catalog!
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    Re: Iris: Have I Missed Anything?

    I was going to mention L'Homme de Coeur, as Alfarom did. Have you tried it? I would love to hear your impression of it. I still haven't got around to trying it, but I remember when it first came out...
  30. Re: Has anyone else notice a change in the new bottles of Aramis 900

    ^^^
    I've only tested the new one in Macy's a couple of times, but I agree, I found no difference, and this is my favorite scent of all time!
  31. Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    YOUCH!!! :angry: :cry:......:grin: :grin: :cheesy:

    (I wore square toes for like one month in 1996 I think...some of my suits do have pleated pants though!)
  32. Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    I have the 5 oz. too. And the balm and shower gel. I've been wearing the hell out of this stuff all summer long. I find it to be, as others have said, just a really well made fragrance and a pleasure...
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree sucks!

    I've bought two bottles from Ebay, and one I found in a mall kiosk. It's in every major department store with a Chanel counter in Canada, so you might call one directly and see if they would ship to...
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    Re: The scent of distant chimney smoke

    I get this feeling from Caswell Massey Aura of Patchouli. It has the herbal patchouli thing going on, but with a cold, fresh, smoky note that to me is reminiscent of cool autumn air and, yes, perhaps...
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    Re: What people say when you wear Yatagan?

    My wife: "You smell like a salad with dill". She likes salad and dill, so I guess this could be counted as a compliment. :)
  36. Re: Wanted Spicy, Dirty, NO sweetness, at $100 or less. Suggestions please.

    You need Aramis.
  37. Re: Which fragrance do you spray the most at one sitting? Which do you spray least?

    Most:
    Acqua Classica Borsari, 10-12 sprays of this
    4711, about a tablespoon at a time

    Least:
    Guerlain Heritage EDT, 1-2 sprays
    Lauder JHL and Profumum Thundra, I don't use the screw-on...
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    Re: GMV (GianMarco Venturi) Uomo edt

    Welcome!

    Wow, those are my kinda notes!

    I'm curious about this one too, never tried it. Did you have any impressions about it from sampling? Anything you would compare it too?
  39. Re: Which scents brings you good 80's memories?

    Polo and Drakkar Noir rock so hard! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Creed Classics

    A plethora of years.
  41. Re: So disappointed I can't wear Guerlain Heritage

    Love Heritage in both of its forms (EDT and EDP), but I always find that less is more with this one!
  42. Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    Great list! These are my three favorite masculine chypres of all time, my all-time favorite being Aramis 900.
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    Re: "Winter Fragrances" in the HEAT!!!

    I just wore some Guerlain Heritage EDT the other day in about 90 degree heat...I was very happy with it! As shadesofbleu put it, it really does "bloom" in the heat and kind of becomes part of you,...
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    Re: Really ?? !!!

    I have the exact same bottle on my sales thread priced a bit more attractively. Just sayin'.
  45. Re: J'Accuse! There is a Recent Sport or Summer Scent You Have Loved! Confess!

    My wife brought me a bottle of Lacoste Style In Play two weeks back because she was able to test it and liked it...It surprised me. I really enjoyed wearing it on vacation down in Florida last week...
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    Re: your top 5 super FRESH fragrances for men!

    You're just testing to make sure we're paying attention with this one right? :-D

    My favorites:

    Borsari Acqua Classica
    Il Profumo Vetiver De Java
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Givenchy Insense Ultramarine...
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    Re: I reject the concept of niche

    Very good points! :thumbup:
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    Re: I reject the concept of niche

    Yes, I think this is what the OP means as well: that "designer" and "niche" are not separate categories when referring to quality. I doubt he's denying that they are different market segments...are...
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    Re: Best masculine rose for hot days?

    Etro New Tradition. A fresh and airy rose/white musk with patchouli to give it a little spicy backbone.
  50. Re: Outdated, cloying men's frafs that smell like coughdrops and should be avoided by ANYONE who ---

    My favorite in this category is Carroll's Royal Briar. I like it even better than vintage Habit Rouge EDT (although I've never tried the vintage EDC). Royal Briar is sweet, resinous (I mainly smell...
  51. Re: When I think of cologne I think of Stromboli?????

    Heyyo, cummeeah, you wanna smell my stromboli? :)

    To the OP, so does this smell different to you than the original Light Blue?
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    Re: Miller Harris Feuilles de Tabac?

    I wholeheartedly agree with this. Love this fragrance for all the reasons above. It's a very classic masculine, and tenacious stuff in fact yet with a refined elegance (meaning it smells expensive!...
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    Re: Any fans of Aveda Men Pure-Formance?

    This is one of my favorites, definitely in my top ten. As MonkeyBars says, no sweetness in it, and Mike's "ancient and natural" description is right on. I get a strong fresh fennel vibe from it...
  54. Thread: Rosemary

    by arlecchino
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    Re: Rosemary

    +1.
  55. Re: SCOOP: Genghis Khan by Marc de la Morandiere

    I think that is the coolest bottle I have ever seen. I want one.
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    Re: Lavender Palm anyone?

    https://encrypted-tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRLXMfiFHAqaeBgjGKWWdMMiFbt39iRyeeGlRaYUbJbAnYbqsGg

    Look at meeee! Ah’ gots the lavender palmz.
  57. Re: What fragrance can you not stop smelling (on purpose) when you wear it?

    Aramis 900
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
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    Re: Why I don't wear Aventus

    That's all well and good but you didn't mention anything about panties dropping. They MUST have. This is CREED AVENTUS we're talking about, and it's the balls. Get your story straight next time when...
  59. Thread: Aramis 900

    by arlecchino
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    Re: Aramis 900

    Not Edwardian, but quite old-school and smells of its time as an early 70's chypre with a floral/herbal/tangy edge. I think it's extremely masculine actually, but definitely smells very sober and...
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    Re: Savory Frags

    Aramis 900, which continues to be my favorite fragrance in existence, I would describe as savory. The combination of up front bitter citrus notes (especially bergamot) along with the geranium, lily,...
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    Re: Still searching for Brylcreem fragrance...

    Yes I have used it on its own, but I keep my hair pretty short so I only have to use a tiny amount and I don't get a lot of scent from it...but what I do get I really like!

    I have smelled Mugler...
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    Re: What are the top COMFORT scents?

    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Guerlain Heritage
    Guerlain Mitsouko
    Pour Un Homme De Caron
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    Re: Still searching for Brylcreem fragrance...

    Thanks for the feedback everyone, it really is a great classic scent. (and good for the hair too, incidentally :) )

    Thanks for the suggestion goldiloks. I don't remember Shalimar EDP smelling like...
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    Thymes Olive Leaf EDT...

    Has anyone here tried Thymes Olive Leaf EDT? If so, what are your thoughts?
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    Re: Favorite Eau de Cologne / classic citrus

    Borsari Acqua Classica
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    Re: Helmut Lang - Cuiron Alternative

    Thanks for the heads up on that one, I've been wanting to try some of their fragrances.

    The closest I have smelled to Cuiron is G11 by Il Profumo. (And the association struck me immediately when I...
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    Re: Is Aramis Havana all that good?

    I think it's a very well made fragrance, very complex and long lasting. But as others have said, you gotta love spice to get into this one. For me, it just has too much cinnamon, which is probably my...
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    Re: Black Pepper fragrances

    Yatagan always reminds me of fresh ground pepper in the mill.
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    Re: Derby and Equipage

    I think they are very different.
    My experience is:
    Derby has a deep woody chypre smell with a warm feeling.
    Equipage has a mildly spicy pipe tobacco smell, and has a cool feeling.
    (I've only...
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    Re: New Sample: Woah!

    Thanks for that very creative review! Love your use of color and texture.

    I haven't gotten to any ELDO's yet, but I hope to soon. Nombril and Eloge in particular.
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    Re: Anyone else really tired of spices?

    Well everyone in this thread has convinced me I have definitely had too much eggnog over the past week. (I made homemade egg nog this year, couldn't stop drinking it, and I grated a HUGE amount of...
  72. Re: What fragrance holds your favorite Tobacco note ?

    Feuilles de Tabac - extremely smooth as it dries down, yet not heavy or stuffy as I often find a tobacco note can be.
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    Anyone else really tired of spices?

    ...cardamom, nutmeg, mace, cinnamon, clove...blah blah blah. Soooo tedious.

    Gimme some really enticing musk, some really great high-quality blended florals, some mysterious woods...anything but...
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    Re: Merry Christmas everyone

    Merry Christmas!!!
  75. Re: For a 14 year old boy? (Inexpensive, please.)

    Abercrombie Fierce is what all my young cousins want. (but your nephew might already have it)
  76. Re: FREE bottle of Monsieur Musk! Who wants it?

    I actually LOVE this one MonkeyBars! I just purchased a couple of minis to get it back in my collection, but couldn't find a larger bottle. I would love to have it!

    (and yes it does have a good...
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    Re: Sel de Vetiver or Vetiver de Java?

    Vetiver De Java for me. But very hard to compare these two extremely different takes on vetiver.
  78. Re: Frags that do really well in COLD weather ?

    +1. Love to wear Heritage when it's cold out.
  79. Re: If you had to pick a fragrance that you'd call "attractive"...

    From the ones I know (from my own wardrobe):

    Profumum Thundra
    Ungaro II
    Shiseido Basala
    Dunhill Desire
    YSL M7

    For me, an "attractive" scent is one that has a certain charming warmth to it...
  80. Re: Fragrance that you love but but the wife/girlfriend HATES?

    Aramis 900...I gotta be really subtle when I wear it or it's all I hear about all day.
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    Re: D & G Velvet collection

    GEORGE: You know, if it were socially acceptable--
    JERRY: I know, you would drape yourself in velvet.
    GEORGE: I've said that before?
    JERRY: Many times. You love velvet, you want to live in velvet,...
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    Re: Oriental Fougeres

    I second Héritage, perfect example of this genre to me.
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    Re: Looking for grey/beige "safe" office scent

    I use DKNY Men for this purpose. It smells "grey" or "beige" to me...could be because the bottle/juice is grey, but it just seems like a very professional or corporate scent without being boring,...
  84. Re: Profumum Roma - What GREAT MALE scents do they make (other than Arso) ???

    Thundra is in my top three...

    It’s basically a patchouli-heavy white musk with some other greenish, fresh, almost incense-y notes in there as well. I don’t find it to be a challenging, unique, or...
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    Re: Your current top 20

    Basically in order:

    Aramis 900
    Profumum Thundra
    Guerlain Heritage
    Il Profumo – Vetiver De Java
    Aveda – Men Pureformance
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Lauder for Men
    JHL
  86. Re: I now understand why Polo and Halston Z-14 are so popular

    :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ7v4It86uq_4xJZgjKLLLcNertPiUi5qEqxVqMl8MQE0cz6MnriQ
  87. Re: Your personal Penhaligon Top 3 - let's hear it

    My faves are:
    Blenheim Bouquet
    Hammam Bouquet
    Castile
  88. Re: Aramis New West...a good fresh scent for Fall/Winter?

    I agree. Lighter and fresher-smelling to me, but with enough substance to be a good choice in cold weather.
  89. Re: What's your opinion about this practice by Beauty Encounter

    My opinion: purchasing a Creed fragrance from beautyencounter.com you are paying well below the retail price you would pay from the Creed boutique and therefore you should assume that the product is...
  90. Re: Most expensive frag purchase with ZERO regret?

    Profumum Thundra
  91. Re: So im out at a bar with the buddies watching football

    Best...post...EVER.
  92. Re: What fragrance do you spray yourself the most with ?

    For me it's a toss-up between:
    Borsari Acqua Classica
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Eau De Rochas Homme
    Caron Pour Un Homme
  93. Re: Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT smells like an old man scent

    I also think of Keith Richards (among other things) when I smell this because I've heard time and again that he wears it. The man's a legend and so is the fragrance, wonderful stuff.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 23, 2011

    aveda - pureformance
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    Re: Replacement For Polo Green ?

    Esencia Loewe is a great scent that has some similarities to Polo: it's deep, coniferous, resinous, and spicy with an overall more refined feel to it than Polo IMO. It can be had very reasonably.
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    Re: Connect frags to tunes and tunes to frags

    Great pairing! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Roudnitska's funk

    Ungaro II definitely gives me this "clean yet animal" feeling, but not with the freshness of the Roudnitska creations you named...UII more of a warm feeling than fresh.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Sisley - Eau d'Ikar

    Thanks for the news...This one sounds exciting, and great notes! I like every Sisley fragrance I've sampled. I have high hopes.
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    Re: Your Number One Fragrance As Of Right Now

    Aramis 900
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    Re: Rush Replacement

    I recently tried Dunhill Pursuit, and it reminds me strongly of Gucci Rush. I might have to pick up Pursuit...I really like it.
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