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    Re: As a fan of Zino Davidoff

    Thanks, this makes things clearer for me. Same style, but different character. For me Zino is when I feel like being alone in my bubble.

    Does Encre Noir evoke any particular mood ?
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    As a fan of Zino Davidoff

    which has been described as 'gothic' and 'rotten flowers in a vase in Baudelaire's attic bedroom', could it be compared with Lalique Encre Noir in this case, also often described as 'Gothic' ? ...
  3. Re: Are Scent Free Environments Becoming A Problem For Fragrance Enthusiasts?

    I vote this for post of the day.
  4. Re: Are Scent Free Environments Becoming A Problem For Fragrance Enthusiasts?

    I think in such places where puritanism is rife and rank, it's not so much about health as about fear of the senses, and especially those which might lead their frigid wives into temptation. If I...
  5. Re: Observtion on Bogart Pour Homme, which arrived today

    I don't think it's accurate to describe a scent as a "cherry tobacco" accord if that doesn't kick in for about 6 hours.

    It's very linear , until it settles down many hours later .

    don't get...
  6. Re: Observtion on Bogart Pour Homme, which arrived today

    no one has mentioned Joop yet )))))

    I agree with linear. Not unpleasant, just too sweet for me, as was Joop ))

    I get Lynx for the first hour or so.

    I'm reeling back in on the negativity. ...
  7. Re: Observtion on Bogart Pour Homme, which arrived today

    I'm giving it another go now, had it on for 4 hours . Hoping the sweetness will drop off and waiting for the famous tobacco note. Although apparently there isn't any tobacco in it.
  8. Re: Observtion on Bogart Pour Homme, which arrived today

    As I said, it also reminds very much of Joop!
  9. Re: Observtion on Bogart Pour Homme, which arrived today

    I think my reaction was based on the overpowering sweetness. I showered after three hours, and applied Eau Sauvage.

    Maybe it's just because I don't usually do very sweet scents, I am reacting...
  10. Re: Observtion on Bogart Pour Homme, which arrived today

    Finally managed to log in as myself, had lost my password. I have no doubt it will still be going strong next Sunday. ))
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    Re: What's the best fragrance for a hangover?

    many people in here clearly never heard of aromatherapy. Yes, bacon fat is great but I didn't post this in the Pork Farmers forum, this is a fragrance forum.


    Some good suggestions, but I...
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    Re: What's the best fragrance for a hangover?

    I agree with all the pearls of wisdom and herbal remedies Ifti, but my question was really about which scents could be therapeutic in this case.

    Eau Sauvage EDT is definitely so. As is the...
  13. Re: Are Certain Fragrances In Your Collection Ever Too Expensive or Rare For You to Wear?

    Wisdom.
  14. Re: Are Certain Fragrances In Your Collection Ever Too Expensive or Rare For You to Wear?

    The vast majority of Fragrantica reviews speak very favourably of Eau Sauvage 2017 in comparison with 2012.
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    Re: What's the best fragrance for a hangover?

    my wife is Russian and makes it all the time. Very healthy indeed.
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    Re: What's the best fragrance for a hangover?

    ok, so far so good...Danny....probably !~
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    What's the best fragrance for a hangover?

    I used to swear by this ...Eau Dynamisante by Clarins.

    Any other suggestions for clearing away a foggy head and healing the excesses of the New Year ?

    Oh and of course Dior Eau Sauvage, is a...
  18. Re: If you could only wear (3 fragrances of) 1 house for the next year...

    interesting no one has plumped for Rogue.

    I'd have expected to see it at least once.
  19. Re: If you could only wear (3 fragrances of) 1 house for the next year...

    Dior

    Eau Sauvage EDP
    Fahrenheit EDT
    Fahrenheit EDP
  20. Re: Guerlain Women’s Fragrances Men Easily Wear?

    Habit Rouge
  21. Re: Guerlain Women’s Fragrances Men Easily Wear?

    Samsara ? :coolold:Ok...
  22. Re: Christmas Morning, What Did You Give/What did you get?

    I have been given Eau Sauvage EDP and Bogart Pour Homme as gifts.

    Aramis Tobacco Intense is on its way as part of a barter deal for one of my hand-stitched leather bags.

    I gave my partner...
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    Re: New Azzaro Pour Homme refillable bottle

    I can tell you immediately that Paco Rabanne vintage is better than the current Azzaro POur Homme, by a million zillion kilometres.

    I can't tell you if current PR is better than modern ApH...
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    Re: question about 'Fougeres'

    and a very good one too, at what it does. Unless anyone can tell me otherwise, it could be the most masculine smelling scent ever created.

    But that also depends on the definition of masculinity we...
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    Re: question about 'Fougeres'

    Thanks Ken, but my very disappointing experience with the current Azzaro PH has left me wary of trying any more Azzaro branded products. Still dream of one day getting hold of a vintage. ...
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    Re: question about 'Fougeres'

    Interesting about your tag line of spraying on clothing not skin, is that for health reasons?
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    Re: Most complex / complicated fragrance

    Ken,

    Why do they discontinue such great scents ? Surely any company would/should dive on this to sell it again?
  28. Re: Today I finished my bottle of................

    My 200ml bottle of so-called "Azzaro PH " has 195ml left in it. And it won't be getting any lower than that, because it may as well be empty as far as I'm concerned. No more sprays of this stuff...
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    Re: question about 'Fougeres'

    Hmmm...the less I know about what I/m spraying on me every day the better probably, by the looks of it..yes....Fern looks much more enticing...
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    Re: question about 'Fougeres'

    thanks all for the ideas and input... why does Patrick list Fern as an ingredient if fern has no smell ?
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    Re: question about 'Fougeres'

    sounds well worth a try, I will try to get a sample, thanks for this.
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    Re: question about 'Fougeres'

    I didn't know fern wasn't a note. To be honest i am surprised it isn't.

    I think I mean the note which Patrick has in common with Paco Rabanne PH in the drydown, which makes me think of them as...
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    Re: question about 'Fougeres'

    thanks for this..
  34. Re: Has anyone gone back to a very old signature they used to wear?

    Why do you struggle with them? Because they aren't the same, or because you aren't ?
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    Re: question about 'Fougeres'

    thanks:thumbup:
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    Re: question about 'Fougeres'

    Thanks, but discontinued and apparently rare and I guess expensive these days.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Patrick.

    opening is a bit harsh but boy the drydown is worth it..
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    question about 'Fougeres'

    I know Fougere means 'fern' and while I can't detect any in Azzaro PH, I can smell it and love it in Patrick, whose drydown I like very much.

    I can actually smell the fern...and have come to...
  39. 200 ml Azzaro PH swap for 100ml or less of something

    Open to suggestions, will accept 100ml or less of something which suits me better than Azzaro PH.

    About 195ml remaining.

    If anyone wants to swap for Aramis PH, or Caron PH or Yatagan or...
  40. Re: Has anyone gone back to a very old signature they used to wear?

    not wanting to open old wounds, but do you mean vintage Azzaro ?

    If you like the new stuff, I can send you my 200ml for free , or we could swap for something you don't want. Am I allowed to say...
  41. Re: question and advice about Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017 version

    But interesting that it doesn't smell like EDT. I remember owning the "Extreme" version years ago, and found that very different from EDT. I found it a bit overpowering at the time though can't say...
  42. Re: question and advice about Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017 version

    haha "faint floral drydown" pretty much sums it up. Danny which of your scents have the drydown you most enjoy and think "yep, this is the one" ?
  43. Re: question and advice about Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017 version

    well, I took a bit of a risk, but the comments here have helped me feel I made the right choice.

    Last few days I was umming and ahhh-ing about whether to get Aramis PH, together with Bogart PH or...
  44. question and advice about Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017 version

    Does anyone wear this and please can you comment on its performance and longevity?

    I find that my Eau Sauvage EDT is gone within 2 hours and becomes a skin scent.

    Is the Parfum better on...
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    Re: Meeting an ex for coffee what should I wear

    What about this ? Would show that you are up to date with current events .

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  46. Re: Has anyone gone back to a very old signature they used to wear?

    somehow the title, and the music, seemed to fit the mood this thread has taken...thanks all for taking the time to write something.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcXUiNHFngI
  47. Re: Some words about Havana and some advice about a daily scent

    I hope it's not TOO bright ? ))) I hope it has a nice drydown ? Definitely interested in this one. Funny though, never knew Ferrari made scents...

    At the moment, vintage Havana is a bit...
  48. Re: Some words about Havana and some advice about a daily scent

    I am very glad to hear those words Danny. Some good news !
  49. Has anyone gone back to a very old signature they used to wear?

    I started out with Aramis PH, and if I am honest, no scent has ever come close to it.

    But I stopped wearing it because,,,that feeling of having "moved on", life always bulldozing forwards to the...
  50. Re: Some words about Havana and some advice about a daily scent

    I really hope this isn't the same with Aramis PH , surely that lasts a bit longer ?
  51. Re: Some words about Havana and some advice about a daily scent

    sorely tempted now to try this Ferrari, I also love the Neroli cologne thing....anyone remember the neroli colognes Neil's Yard used to do in the dark blue glass bottles?

    Wow..they were good.
  52. Re: Some words about Havana and some advice about a daily scent

    looks like you came up Trumps , my fellow UK-er. (though not there now).
  53. Re: Some words about Havana and some advice about a daily scent

    Yes, I read somewhere someone layering Montana with Havana. Problem is that Montana is discontinued and probably expensive now
  54. Re: Some words about Havana and some advice about a daily scent

    thanks Danny. Not what I would have expected from Aramis. But....let's see.
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    Re: Aramis Special Blend (2019)

    Would love to try this. Tobacco Reserve also on the way. Can't wait.
  56. Re: Some words about Havana and some advice about a daily scent

    Thanks hednic, but doesn't have neroli listed in the oils and is way outside my budget.
  57. Re: Some words about Havana and some advice about a daily scent

    Thanks Ifti. Will check it out now...are you based in India?
  58. Some words about Havana and some advice about a daily scent

    While Havana is very nice indeed, its performance is not so good, and after a couple of hours, it has shrunk to a skin scent, which is lovely but ....I need something which lasts a bit longer,...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    sometimes wonder how people with very large collections make their choice for that day.

    Do you sometimes just stand there scratching your chin unable to choose, while the clock is ticking down and...
  60. Re: please can you talk about your experiences of Bowling Greene?

    Often is the case, sadly. Do you remember anything about the drydown?
  61. Re: please can you talk about your experiences of Bowling Greene?

    Thank you. I see a lot of love for this around. And the price is ( as Americans say) a no-brainer.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Zino Davidoff - because I needed a little protective wall of me-ness around me. Don't know why, makes me feel connected, and safe. Also needed something a bit more potent than Havana for a while. ...
  63. Re: please can you talk about your experiences of Bowling Greene?

    made me smile.
  64. please can you talk about your experiences of Bowling Greene?

    in terms of its longevity and performance?

    Also, how you think it might perform in hotter climes ?

    What about the drydown ? Some people say its beauty is short-lived? What do you think?

    Thx
  65. Re: double question about Bogart Pour Homme and Aramis Tuscany

    Thanks for this very detailed answer Ken. I;m still thinking about my decision, at their prices it won't be a problem to get both soon, it is just that when anyone brings something for me here, it...
  66. Re: double question about Bogart Pour Homme and Aramis Tuscany

    Thank you. I find Havana turns to a skin scent quickly here. On this question, how do you think Jaipur would do here? I hear lots of good things about it.
  67. Re: double question about Bogart Pour Homme and Aramis Tuscany

    Thanks...have to say cherry tobacco sounds nice..
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    Do you get the tobacco note though, Ifti ?
  69. Re: double question about Bogart Pour Homme and Aramis Tuscany

    When you say 'gourmand' do you mean 'foody' Ken ? In the same way that l' Instant is called 'gourmand, because of the cocoa?
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    Thanks for that, Ken below agrees with your description of it as professional.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I'd only care about getting compliments if I was single. My landlord's wife tried to grab and sniff my T-shirt the other day when i was wearing Havana, which was a bit disturbing, as I heard her...
  72. Re: double question about Bogart Pour Homme and Aramis Tuscany

    I know you don't think much of Aramis in general, hednic. Find it a bit strange, from someone with such good taste otherwise :laugh:
  73. Re: double question about Bogart Pour Homme and Aramis Tuscany

    Thank you,

    Could you say a few words about your experience of its sillage and performance please? Appreciate your input, thank you.
  74. double question about Bogart Pour Homme and Aramis Tuscany

    I am enjoying Havana very much, usually in the evenings when the breeze catches the drydown and wafts bay rum and tobacco upwards from my T-shirt.

    My friend is coming in January and can bring me...
  75. Re: Question about Cologne Sologne by Nikolai

    Hi again , another couple of questions.

    1) Is the neroli very noticeable in this? ( anyone familiar with Neil's Yard's lovely neroli colognes in the 80's will know what I mean).

    2) Would you...
  76. Re: Question about Cologne Sologne by Nikolai

    that's very good to know, thanks again.
  77. Re: Question about Cologne Sologne by Nikolai

    would you say this is unisex?
  78. Re: Question about Cologne Sologne by Nikolai

    erm. that is Excellent.
  79. Re: Question about Cologne Sologne by Nikolai

    Can I ask where such a large quantity can be had please?
  80. Re: Question about Cologne Sologne by Nikolai

    Thanks for all these really helpful replies which have made me more interested than ever in getting preferably a very large bottle of this, though logistics are against me on that side.
    Maybe...
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    Re: Amouage Interlude Man - 2012

    Over-priced, Over- hyped, Over-cooked , and over egged pudding for people with more money than sense.
  82. Re: calm introvated magnetic mystirious inscrutable

    the thing is, that you are already attracted to this person, because of their qualities. I once wanted to be like a certain person, and he wore vintage Pierre Cardin, which in those days was a musky,...
  83. Question about Cologne Sologne by Nikolai

    Does anyone wear this? Can you say something about performance please? Sillage? Longevity, projection etc?

    How do you think this would do here in hot and sometimes humid Nicaragua? Am I right...
  84. Re: Tonight I'm sampling Chanel Platnium Eqostie.

    How did your experience of wearing this compare with when you tried Third Man ? Did one grab you more than the other ?
  85. Re: Best all season perfume for tropical climate (India)

    I live in a humid climate and can advise a little bit. Apply early morning 5am when it's cooler. Re-application around 11am is nothing strange, if you wear a low to medium projecting / longevity...
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    Re: Amouage - Journey Man, review

    Yes, I know, but there's nothing like good old human feedback , and I wanted to make sure as many people as possible could benefit from my words of wisdom.

    It's been interesting to hear both...
  87. Re: Blind buy: Hommage Voyageur - what am I in for!

    What matters is how you feel about it when you wear it. This game is very subjective. Trust me I know what I'm talking about. I now have a total of 8 scents in my collection.
  88. Re: What fragrance do you have the most back-up bottles of?

    I owned and wore the vintage of this.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    good choice. Only ever had the EDP. EDT is on my radar.
  90. Re: can anyone talk about Aramis 900, Tuscany and Devin in terms of their performance?

    "Call it a "Celebration of Life" if you want, but a wake is still a sad occasion. You've lost someone you love. It's especially heart-breaking when it is too soon.

    At my friend Luke's wake, we...
  91. Re: can anyone talk about Aramis 900, Tuscany and Devin in terms of their performance?

    in the wake of your last post, I looked up prices on Ebay and 900 is gan for a fortune.

    6 hours will do me. Humid season is over now. In theory.
  92. Re: can anyone talk about Aramis 900, Tuscany and Devin in terms of their performance?

    I remember my vintage 900 was in a very dark blue bottle. * 1983/ 4

    My mistake, you are right, it was brown. The packaging was blue, that's it.

    If you know of any vintage going for sale,...
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    Re: Amouage - Journey Man, review

    I'm really sorry to hear that. I'll try to make sure my next review is of some benefit to you. If you let me know exactly what you'd like me to write, I'll make sure I put it all in there, just for...
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    Re: Amouage - Journey Man, review

    You're right, and I do try to say which everyday things scents make me think of. My wife commented that it was a good job I didn't fall in love with all 6 Amouage samples which were sent to me, it...
  95. Re: can anyone talk about Aramis 900, Tuscany and Devin in terms of their performance?

    I think i'd love AE, the problem is my Mum used to wear it, and I'm not sure what Freud would make of me wearing one of my Mum's favourite perfumes. i think my Dad would rather I followed in his...
  96. Re: can anyone talk about Aramis 900, Tuscany and Devin in terms of their performance?

    ...Thanks again Ifti, you've confirmed my decision and i have notifed my camel. I mean mule. Always get them confused,
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    Re: Amouage - Journey Man, review

    Sticky is defintitely an adjective I'd go with. It's still sticking to me now, after 6 showers and after asking my wife to exfoliate me with extra-abrasive sandpaper.

    I feel like a boiled chicken...
  98. Re: can anyone talk about Aramis 900, Tuscany and Devin in terms of their performance?

    I'm glad you liked my little pun Ifti, I try to pop them in my posts just to compensate for the general irritation they seem to cause some people.

    I have a book of Christmas jokes here too, just...
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    Re: Amouage - Journey Man, review

    I'm happy that my post has helped people to understand my views on this fragrance. I'm not usually one to blow my own trumpet, but I wouldn't be surprised if this post wins some prizes one day. In...
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    Re: Amouage - Journey Man, review

    I'd say low expectations are generally better in life. Harder to be disappointed
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