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  1. Re: A 'Christmas' Scent - Christingle, or: a candlelit orange.

    Growing up in Florida, Oranges(and every variety of) are absolutely one of my favorite notes.

    My 2 favorite orange fragrances are Hermès Eau de orange verte and Vintage Chanel Egoiste.
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  2. Thread: Only one

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    Re: Only one

    Hermès Eau de orange verte. Maybe. Maybe Aventus? It pains me to even think about having only one fragrance for all seasons, for all occasions.
  3. Re: Caron's Le 3eme Homme (The Third Man) is one of the best things i've smelled in a long time

    Having just got this, I’m new to it so take my opinion with a grain of salt. But-

    1. “Feminine” NEVER crossed my mind with this one. I think it’s more in the other direction of being...
  4. Re: Caron's Le 3eme Homme (The Third Man) is one of the best things i've smelled in a long time

    Bump.
    Finally blind bought this one, wearing on skin for the first time this morning.

    First thoughts:The only words I can muster up about it right now are cuss words.
    Holy fuck it’s good....
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    Re: A creamy Woody for winter

    From your criteria- Eau des Baux for sure. That’s a wonderful fragrance (gonna buy a full bottle of this myself soon). .

    For cedar, my favorite of them all is Creed Royal Oud. Don’t be turned...
  6. Has anyone tried the St James of London line?

    In the vein of classic British shaving lines. No alcohol and 100% natural. Quite cheap as well.
    From what little I can find, these seem to be well regarded.

    I’m keen on trying the Mandarin &...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 24th September, 2019

    Heritage edt


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  8. Re: At the same price, which one of these two do you recommend?

    Dior homme for sure, but the correct answer is “whichever one you personally like more”
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    Re: favorite Christmas fragrances?

    I generally wear Polo(vintage) on Christmas. It just feels right.
  10. Thread: Royall Rugby

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    Re: Royall Rugby

    I haven’t even looked up what the full msrp is, just went to shopping on google/eBay. I “watched” a 4oz bottle on ebay that was $21 I think, and the seller sent me an offer for $10. I planned to buy...
  11. Thread: Royall Rugby

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    Re: Royall Rugby

    *4oz
  12. Thread: Royall Rugby

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    Re: Royall Rugby

    You think the prices are “ridiculous”? I just bought a 3.4oz bottle of Royal Mandarin this morning for $10, i’d hardly call that ridiculous. More like “Ridiculously cheap“

    And yes, they’re true...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Royall Mandarin

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  14. Thread: Royall Rugby

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    Re: Royall Rugby

    It was a gentleman’s store similar to Brooks Brothers called H. Stockton
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    Re: Do smokers perceive scents differently?

    I was told by someone who works in the industry that the reason a lot of the older powerhouse fragrances were so loud was because everyone smoked and it had to cut through.
  16. Re: 5 underrated cheapies for fall, that you should try/buy

    I don’t know that most of the stuff I would recommend is considered “underrated”?

    I’m a small collection “all killer no filler” kind of guy, so it takes a lot for something to be full bottle...
  17. Thread: Royall Rugby

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    Re: Royall Rugby

    Bump- I got to smell some from the line yesterday.

    •Royal Rugby is good, and definitely worth owning I think. Love at first sniff. Will be buying.

    •Royal Mandarin was really tasty. I actually...
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    Re: Heritage pour homme or Habit Rogue?

    If you love Zino, you’ll dig Heritage. I’d absolutely choose heritage (get the edt). Can be had for $45-50.

    I personally find them Zino & Heritage quite different, and I think you will too. Yes,...
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    Re: Forest / pine fragrance

    Fir real.


    Speaking of Fir: you know what doesn’t exist? A fragrance with a Fraser Fir note. Not only does one not exist, I’ve scoured the perfume supply & aroma chemical companies and can’t even...
  20. Re: What time period do you consider "The Golden Age" of Fragrances?

    First thing that came to my mind as well.
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    Re: What Is Each Designer's Magnum Opus?

    Agree with all of these except:

    •Chanel: Egoiste
    •Dior: Homme
    •Hermes: Equipage
    •YSL: tie between Rive Gauche & M7
    •Tom Ford: Sahara Noir
    •Boucheron: Jaipur pour homme edp
    •Prada: infusion...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I should report you for bumping this thread.

    :wink:
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    Re: Guerlain Lui is underrated

    Just bought a bottle myself after extensive testing. Pear, carnation, clove & benzoin are the main notes to my nose.
    However the last time I wore it, I picked up on cinnamon intertwined with the...
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    Older fragrances with prominent birch tar

    I know the IFRA bastards cracked down on birch tar(I believe some time around 2012?).
    What are some older fragrances that had prominent birch tar?
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    Re: Coromandel Parfum is here

    Ha! It’s because he made a previous video where the bottle wouldn’t open and ended up breaking and spilling all over. (It was painful to watch, I don’t recommend it).
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    Re: New Coromandel perfume?

    I don’t know if Chanel would even know how to make a bad pure parfum. As for the edp exclusifs, Dacob pretty much damned them all at first, but he’s come around on them and even prefers a couple to...
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    Hermes eau de orange verte & Mandarine Amberee are the best, imo.

    Once you start wearing them, your nose will recalibrate & adjust to them. You’ll notice they last hours not minutes.
    I live...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Guerlain Heritage edt (I’ve done a 180°. I’m now completely smitten with the new guerlain square bottles and I want them all)
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    Guerlain LUI...
  29. Re: Found so many rare fragrances on Greek island

    What a gold mine! I’d buy all 10 bottles of Rive Gauche PH.
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    Re: Fall/Winter Vanilla fragrance

    Solid suggestion
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    Re: Fall/Winter Vanilla fragrance

    Diptyque Eau Duelle is a wonderful vanilla.

    I don’t know that I’d call it “masculine”, but it doesn’t come off as feminine. I used to wear it in the winter when I did logging and if it was...
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    Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    Aside from the ones I won’t mention publicly-

    -Guerlain heritage edt
    -Caron le 3ème homme
    -Derby

    Maybe:
    -Portrait of a lady
    -Unum Io Non Ho Mani Che Mi Accarezzino il Volto
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    Re: Verify my bottle of Lidge

    Can’t say I’ve ever heard of a fake bottle of Lidge
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    Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

    Mine has changed up. Currently:

    •vintage Equipage
    •vintage Polo
    •vintage Egoiste
    •Vintage Shalimar extrait
    •vintage Jaipur edp

    •Most worn fragrance of the year: Eau de Orange Verte
  35. Re: Pick One Fragrance Brought Back To Original Formulation?

    I’ll go for the controversial pick- Bring back original Aventus with all it’s glorious smoke & birch tar.
  36. Re: Why in the bloody hell is YSL- Y getting praise ?

    This is hands down the funniest thing I’ve ever read on basenotes.
  37. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    This one is a really nice creamy sandalwood-

    https://youtu.be/-eicwa57V2k
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    Re: Dior Privee Eau Sauvage?

    Interesting!
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    Re: Coromandel Parfum is here

    It’s available in the states.

    Here’s a review. He picked it up at a boutique- https://youtu.be/XR-hm_39odU
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Jaipur Fraicheur

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  41. Re: Versace Eros VS Eau de baux for casual everyday

    Dude- Eau de Baux all the way. That’s a solid, respectable fall & winter fragrance.

    And here’s some advice regarding compliments: Some people will like your fragrance and some won’t. Everyone has...
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    Re: For those who wear Azzaro PH EDT

    My favorite is the first reformulation/ 2nd version.

    Older versions are easily found on eBay and often times very cheap.

    Here’s your guide to all things vintage Azzaro: ...
  43. Re: Creed Aventus Clone = Club De Nuit Intense By Armaf ?

    I wish there was a clone sub-forum.
  44. Re: Throw A Unique Fragrance A Basenoter’s Way! (We all want a new WOW.)

    Io Non Ho Mani Che Mi Accarezzino il Volto (there are no hands to caress my face), by Unum

    Notes: Petitgrain, bergamot, galbanum, myrrh, cedar, geranium, clary sage, cinnamon, styrax, ylang-ylang,...
  45. Re: Throw A Unique Fragrance A Basenoter’s Way! (We all want a new WOW.)

    I’m intrigued! Thanks for sharing this, I’m going to check this one out.
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    Re: Chanel Antaeus - First Impressions

    A. I would use less sprays, and spray on your skin. Something like 1 spray to neck/throat, 1 to the chest.

    B. What you think of the fragrance now and what you think of it after wearing a few dozen...
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    Re: My Malle collection

    Agreed.

    VE is the most versatile and the most work appropriate, but MR is the most fun.

    Why only take one? Make some decants and bring a few
  48. Re: Best scent to wear to Kanye West Sunday service

    Dior Homme of course.
    It perfectly matches the faded pastel color pallet that Kanye loves to use. I think he’s also on record as this being one of his favorite fragrances.
  49. Re: Anyone here going to CANCEL Dior for their sauvage ad?

    Edit:
    Okay, I think I just watched the right one. Is it this one? https://youtu.be/V6lFedrgbdI

    If so, that commercial was awesome! What are people upset about? The way people are talking, I...
  50. Re: Anyone here going to CANCEL Dior for their sauvage ad?

    I got a good bit of Cherokee blood in me. I haven’t seen this ad, but I gather from the posts it depicts Natives as savages?

    If that’s the case, big deal. Doesn’t offend me at all.
    Many were...
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    Re: Winter pleasent smell

    You trash Ambre Nuit then recommend Allure Homme Sport?
    Lol.
    Judging by his thread title and the fragrances he referenced in his post, I’m pretty sure he wasn’t seeking a generic screechy ...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Geo F Trumper’s sandalwood & another bottle of vintage Jaipur EDP
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    Re: Your Most Worn August 2019

    -Eau de orange verte

    -Aventus
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    Re: Winter pleasent smell

    Get samples/decants of:

    -Chanel Coromondel
    -Dior Homme Parfum
    -Dior Ambre Nuit.

    These are widely regarded as exceptional.
    Life is short, treat yourself to the good stuff.
  55. Thread: Royall Rugby

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    Re: Royall Rugby

    No offense Danny but given as how I’ve seen you on here recommending fragrances the likes of Ysl Y, Mont Blanc Explorer, polo red extreme, etc... forgive me if I don’t trust your opinion on whether...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Woke up to cool fall weather (finally!) and immediately looked to the vintage Guerlains I’ve acquired this summer.

    Harvest boxes, perfect! I decided on L’Heure Bleue pure parfum (80’s).
  57. Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Any word on Moon?

    Is there a note list or has anyone tried it?
  58. Thread: Royall Rugby

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    Re: Royall Rugby

    Thanks guys, I’ll definitely seek out Rugby as well as Royal Muske. I wish I could find them for $20, I’d just blind buy them at those prices. I couldn’t find them less than about $40. Gonna see if I...
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    Re: Ryan seacrest is a montale man

    While I don’t like Montale, I’m not mad at his picks. I can imagine layering those 2 probably isn’t half bad. Kind of interested in what that smells like now. Damn you Ryan Seacrest.

    Maybe we’ll...
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    Re: 2019 Fall Fragrances You Plan To Wear/Obtain?

    Vintage Egoiste
    Vintage Equipage
    Vintage Polo
    Vintage Azzaro PH
    Vintage Cartier Santos
    Vintage Shalimar Parfum
    Vintage L’heure Bleue parfum
    Vintage Zino
    Vintage Jaipur
    Vol de Nuit
  61. Thread: Royall Rugby

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    Royall Rugby

    Has anyone tried Rugby from Royall Lyme of Bermuda?

    Note list looks pretty good and I’m crazy about the logo & packaging. Seems like it would be a great cologne for warmer fall weather.
    ...
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    Re: Amber Fragrance similar to LDDM or ACDD

    This made me smile. What a delightful way to describe those two.


    To the thread starter- If I may ask, why are you looking for alternatives? Is there something wrong with them?
    I’ll echo others’...
  63. Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Awesome!
  64. Poll: Re: Chose for me like I'm a child...Only joking - but which is the best 'special occasion' scent?

    My suggestion as well. It’s the first one I thought of, especially when he said something to wear to art galleries.

    Nothing stinky about it. It’s shockingly well received by both women & men, one...
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    Re: Worst Reputation

    If I’m being honest- the first house that came to mind when reading the thread title was YSL.
    Excluding their exclusive line, everything I’ve smelled from them since La Nuit has been terribly...
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    Re: Male Fragrances You Would Rate 10/10?

    Everyone is definitely referring to the Pour Homme Version. Most people don’t bother typing out the PH here in the men’s forum.
  67. Re: What are other perfumes in style of Tom Ford Noir Extreme?

    I put it in the same category as Amber Nuit.

    There’s a handful of “lesser thans” that are similar but they’re not worth mentioning imo.
  68. Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    This.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 23rd August, 2019

    Santos de Cartier Concentree


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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    •I’m not feeling any new men’s releases. The white musk/synthetic woods/Ambroxian base that seems to be in everything has all but completely turned me away from modern men’s fragrances.

    My focus...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th August, 2019

    Hermès Eau De Orange Verte
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    Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Parfum 2019 Official Discussion

    Dior is the only house I know of where every parfum version of a fragrance is as good or better than the edt.

    I don’t like Suavage but I forsee this easily being the best version of the line.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th August, 2019

    Armani/Privé Rose Alexandrie

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  74. Re: Creed Millésime Impérial discontinued (& possibly many other perfumes) - EU regulation at its fi

    My thoughts exactly.


    Reporting this thread as FUD (and I don’t even like M.I.)
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Do as you wish, but you REALLY should wait until fall/winter. That’s when polo shines.

    Edit: Nevermind, I just caught the part where you said you’re a millennial.
  76. Re: Santos de Cartier.. did it toned down a knotch?

    Santos De Cartier Concentree has definitely been reformulated. I’m sure this has too.

    Find the older bottles on eBay.
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    Re: Question for Equipage aficionados

    Bump- does anyone else have any experience with the previous black cap bottle?
  78. Re: Ambre Narguile & Eau de Mandarine Ambree - Same Drydown?

    Can’t say I see the similarity. I actually enjoy Mandarine Ambree more than Ambre Narguile.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

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    Re: Male Fragrances You Would Rate 10/10?

    I put a lot of thought into my list, one of the fragrances I really deliberated on is Ambre Sultan. It’s magnificent, but I think LDDM kind of shows it up. I struggled with whether or not Ambre...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 12th August, 2019

    SOTD: Guerlain Arsene Voyou

    SOTE: Guerlain Vintage L’here Bleue Extrait pure parfum
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    Re: Male Fragrances You Would Rate 10/10?

    LDDM
    Vintage Polo
    Vintage Equipage
    Vintage Egoiste
    Dior Homme edt (older formulations)
    Vintage Rive Gauche ph
    Hermès Orange Verte
    Unum Lavs
    Vintage M7
    Pre-2013 Aventus(when it was smokey &...
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    Re: Explain your icon

    Mine is a frame from an animation that Van Cleef & Arpels did for their Poetic Complications Pont des Amoureux watch.
    It’s a whimsical watch that uses 2 lovers meeting on a bridge in Paris at night...
  84. Re: "Its some Muslim holy oil I dont even read the bottle."

    The words your looking for are Attar and Mukhallat.
    Which one it is, there’s no way of knowing without seeing the bottle.

    Tell him how interested you are in it and ask him for a sample or if he...
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    Re: What NEXT? Suggestions desired!

    I see you rank Dior Homme edt high (good man).
    Have you tried Dior Homme Parfum? If you love DH and you want something exotic, DHP is pretty much a no brainer. It’s a darker, more niche smelling DH...
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    Re: YouTube Fragrance reviews

    I like Eugene & Kristo, Wafts from the Loft, anotherFragranceReviewer, scent land.
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    Re: No-Buy August

    :lolk:

    When opportunity knocks, we gotta answer. So what was the fragrance that broke you?
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    Re: No-Buy August

    https://youtu.be/-K7fCQlUhj0
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    Re: Can people be grouped into taste categories?

    I’d fall in between Traditionalist & Connoisseur.

    Looking at my collection/most worn, it’s roughly 75% vintage(traditional) & 25% modern/niche(connoisseur).
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    Re: Chanel feminines enjoyed by us guys

    There’s so many! Most of the feminine Chanels go well with my skin chemistry for some reason.
    I think the best/my favorite on my skin is... probably Coco edt.
  91. Re: Strongest projecting niche fragrances in 2019 ? (excluding Amouage / Montale )

    Why would you want “the strongest projecting fragrance”? What exactly are you trying to achieve by having an obnoxiously loud fragrance that overwhelms everyone around you?
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    They have some good fragrances in both the lines. There’s more I like in the regular line than the private blend line.

    My biggest issue with TF is that the fragrances don’t develop. They’re...
  93. Re: Woody Incense - anything better than Gucci Pour Homme 1?

    I’d recommend LDDM & Unum Lavs. Both are somewhat “no fucks given” kind of fragrances (though LDDM seems to be loved by just about everyone, ime).

    Casbah has incense with a lot of black pepper,...
  94. Re: Festival coming up - Which sample should i try?

    I agree with others, wear something loud, unique & unapologetic like patchouli.

    Of the ones you listed... probably Dior Fahrenheit parfum.
  95. Re: Have you ever stopped someone to ask what they're wearing? What was it?

    I’m surprised to see so many people here don’t!
    I try to compliment and ask people about their fragrances as much as possible.
    Unfortunately I don’t find too many people wearing something worth...
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    Re: Autumn Selections 2019

    Vintage polo in the fall & winter is a hell of a thing. It’s a moving experience( especially if you find yourself in the woods). Imho, it’s a top 5 men’s fragrance. Maybe even top 3.

    I’m in the...
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    Re: Latest Caron for Men - Nuit Fraiche!

    When I see new bottles come out in that shade of blue, I feel like I already know what they’re going for and have an idea of what it’s going to smell like. Somewhere in the BDC & Suavage realm.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th August, 2019

    Vintage Shalimar

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    Re: More Fragrances Unique Like Chanel Antaeus?

    I would dig through older threads of people listing their favorite/top 10/“the best” classic fragrances, masculines, vintage masculines, 70’s-80’s powerhouses, etc; You can further refine your search...
  100. Re: New Parfums de Nicolai in September, Baikal Leather

    I’m in.
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