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  1. Re: Recommend me a nighttime, going out type fragrance

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I have a bottle of Dior Homme Intense coming in the mail! The boutique in Vegas had it in stock.

    I will definately give YSL la nuit a try too. I have a sample of...
  2. Recommend me a nighttime, going out type fragrance

    My current small collection is comprised of fresh/daytime/casual/sporty/etc type fragrances. I don't really have a powerhouse for nighttime romantic-type use. My go-to is usually Chanel Egoiste...
  3. Re: lapidus pour homme... a power fragrance? not on me

    I have the current formulation. I was on the fence about it the first few times I wore it but I don't think I can wear it anymore. It's really the only frag I've ever worn that I feel is too strong...
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    Re: Bought Kouros yesterday: Opinions.

    I have grown to enjoy kouros very much and wear it fairly regularly but it is not what I would call a safe fragrance to wear or one that works on everyone. I don't really get an animalic civet feel...
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    Re: reactions to davidoff zino?

    I'm new to Zino and bummed that it's been discontinued. It's such a comfortable scent to wear. I think it's suited best for spending a romantic night in, seems appropriate for romantic use with the...
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    Re: Fragrance Fads

    The 70s and 80s were all about the macho power scents. One theory I've heard was that everyone smoked back then and fragrances had to be bolder to punch through the smoke? I dunno.

    The 90's into...
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    Re: What was the first fragrance you wore?

    First fragrance was California by Dana. My mother had got it for my father in a futile attempt to get him to wear a cologne.

    My first dept store purchase was Drakkar Noir. My best friend at...
  8. Re: Having trouble choosing my first 2 Chanel frags

    Allure and Platinum Egoiste are my two all-time biggest compliment gainers. I'll never be without either of them. They're a few that I haven't tired of after years of use. Jacques Polge is a...
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    Re: Need a new work scent...any help?

    +1 on paco rabanne XS. Also Emporio Armani He.

    I wore YSL Rive Gauche to work once and had someone tell me they smelled me coming before I entered the room. But there is a rive gauche light that...
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    Re: Does YSL M7 project well?

    I have the vintage formulation. It projects thick sillage for over 8 hours easy.
  11. Re: Can u name a cologne that is similar with platinum egoiste?

    I've read that Live Jazz by Yves Saint Laurent is very close but I've never tried it myself.
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    Re: Body Kouros - Blind buy?

    Very strong, very sweet. I like Kouros a lot. I bought Body Kouros blind. I wore it once and got rid of it as fast as I could. Not a safe blind buy. It seems to be as polarizing as the original,...
  13. Re: what would be 3-4 good male fragrances for "romantic" use

    These seem pretty universally appealing to women romantically:

    Sweet - Rochas Man
    Floral/rose - Davidoff Zino, Montale Black Aoud
    Woods - Chanel Allure

    Some women have responded very...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition IV

    My small, always changing collection.



    http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/1185/img2033sm.jpg
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    Re: Mugler Cologne: Buy or NOT buy?

    I really liked Mugler Cologne, very clean and soapy smell. The several times I tested it on skin it was completely gone within ten minutes.
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    Re: How old is this Eau Sauvage 30ml bottle?

    I have a men's style book copyright '99 that shows this bottle. It also has older bottle design shown for Guerlain Vetiver. They could have used older photos though, I dunno.
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    Re: Yatagan longevity/sillage

    I remember having sillage/longevity issues with it. I might have given it more of a chance if it lated longer - was almost inperceptible on me minutes after applying.
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    Re: Your favorite scent for rainy days?

    If there were rainy days in southern california I would go with M7.
  19. Thread: Supersize me

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    Re: Supersize me

    Now the barrel of kouros, I could get on board for that. It would just need a soup ladle applicator hanging on the side.
  20. Thread: Supersize me

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    Supersize me

    I once ordered a bottle of Tabac cologne and was sent the 10oz splash bottle by mistake. I got a good laugh seeing the bottle for the first time.

    Now I see that you can get Prada Infusion D'homme...
  21. Re: The Most Unobtrusive and Light Scent on Hot Days

    Mugler Cologne and Dior Eau Sauvage (wish both had acceptable longevity on me).

    Kouros seems to work for me in hot weather but unobtrusive it ain't.
  22. Re: Do you ever feel embarrassed talking about fragrances?

    I don't talk about fragrances with friends/coworkers etc. I don't know many people who wear them and find that most people think it's odd for a man to have an interest like this. I think it's...
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    Re: Some Q's about Body Kouros!

    When I first got my bottle I hit an index card with a single spray. Hours later I sat down in my living room and was shocked when I realized I could smell the card from halfway across the room. ...
  24. Thread: zino davidoff

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    Re: zino davidoff

    I got this blind, just tried it today. I was a little worried about it but so far I like it a lot. It's the first rose frag that I haven't felt self conscious about wearing. Staying power for me...
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    Re: Some Q's about Body Kouros!

    I bought this blind. I liked the way it smelled on paper, I like the smell of eucalyptus. On my skin was another story. I wore it once and it really made me feel sick. It was like baby powder/the...
  26. Re: What body wash/soap do you use as a blank canvas?

    I have good luck with st ives oatmeal & shea butter soap or Dove soap and Aveeno sensitive unscented moisturizer.
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    Re: Non-basenotes approved fragrances you like.

    Egoiste Platinum seems to get bashed by a lot of basenoters, seem to favor Egoiste instead. EP is one of my all-time favs, Egoiste makes me feel ill.
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    Re: Musc Ravageur or M7?

    M7 is one of my favs - a thick, medicinal, sensual, mysterious fragrance. Definately not one for daytime or warm weather use. Maybe you could try M7 fresh? I haven't tried it but understand it is...
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    Re: Black Aoud & The Compliment Whore

    I just tried this one. It's nice but I think the rose is too much for me. The strength and longevity are pretty outrageous. I sprayed two tiny sprays on from a small decant (one on wrists and one...
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    Guh, I used to wear that?

    Lately at work I've been walking into thick silliage clouds left by wearers who were no longer present in the room or hallway. I've identified them as Hillfiger Tommy, CK Eternity, Acqua Di Gio, and...
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    Re: What you think of Fleur du Male?

    A girl sprayed my bottle into the air once to smell it. This was her reaction "This is supposed to be for men? Oh hell no".

    I like this alot but obviously not a chick magnet type.
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    Re: What you think of Fleur du Male?

    I like it alot, more than Le Male. It's quite fem, I'm not comfortable wearing it out all the time. I don't detect much else going on with it besides the nice neroli note. Smells just like the...
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    Re: Fragrances with the best longevity

    Chanel Allure and Platinum Egoiste routinely last over 12 hours on me. M7 also goes the distance, still slightly there post shower.
  34. Re: Your Favorite Bottle Design-and the juice that should be in it!

    http://www.apetogentleman.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/gucci-gucci-pour-homme.jpg

    Loved this clunky, substantial bottle. Didn't love the juice inside.
  35. Re: Pick: Bulgari Aqua or Body Kouros On A Day...

    It was too long ago to remember but I usually stick with 2 when I'm trying something new. I remember liking the way it smelled on a card. I remember smelling that single spray on a card from at...
  36. Re: Pick: Bulgari Aqua or Body Kouros On A Day...

    Never tried Bulgari Aqua but BK was the worst fragrance I've ever sampled. I actually thought I may lose my lunch and showered again to get rid of it. Smelled like the diaper aisle/baby powder,...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition III

    All sides are red. After some digging I found I got it from an ebay seller in June '07. M7 is one of my alltime favs, I hope it hasn't changed much from what I have. I'm worried...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition III

    My modest collection. Does anyone know what formulation of M7 this bottle is?

    http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/7454/drobe1b.jpg
    http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/8616/drobe2b.jpg
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    Poll: Re: Average amount of sprays ??

    2-5 depending on the occasion/juice, 3 prob average.
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    Re: A few beginner questions...

    Yes, your nose does get 'used to' scents after a while. This is why it's common to have the jars of coffee beans for you to smell when you're sampling alot of different fragrances, sort of wiping...
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste pour homme question

    Regular Egoiste did not agree with me at all. If I remember, two sprays seemed offensively strong and stuck around all day. I don't know why a concentree version would be necessary.

    I like...
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    Re: Learning to smell?

    I roast my own beans too. The guy I buy beans from uses flavor descriptions like strawberry sherbert, jasmine blossoms, bing cherries, toblerone chocolate, etc. Sometimes I wonder if he's making...
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    Re: Learning to smell?

    I think part of it is an unfamiliarity to so many of the scents out there. I have no idea what amber, agarwood, musk, etc is really supposed to smell like. Who smells moss on a regular basis? :D
    ...
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    Re: YSL M7 Blind buy

    I bought M7 blind and love it. It's interesting how some fragrances can be interpreted so differently by different folks. I had an ex gf who said she thought it smelled like an "old lady scent" but...
  45. Thread: Soapy Scents

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    Re: Soapy Scents

    Mugler cologne is very nice - grassy and very soapy. Unfortunately it is gone on me after a matter of minutes. Some say longevity is better if you use the matching body lotion with it.

    +1 on...
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    Learning to smell?

    This may be a stupid question but are there tricks to developing your nose to be able to disect fragrances? When I smell a fragrance I can say whether or not I like it and speak generally about why...
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