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    Re: Piratey scents?

    Idole!!!
  2. Re: What Smells Like Fahrenheit By Christian Dior?

    Lanvin Arpege for Men has the violet bit, and sort of reminds me of Fahrenheit in some ways. But nothing is really the same as it.

    I can't wear Fahrenheit as it brings on headache and nausea.
  3. Re: Aramis - New West, Help me remember it please

    Simply lovely; how I miss it. There was a marine aspect to it, and also a sandy-beach feeling. Very fresh and uplifting.

    Also totally unique, I know nothing that comes close to that smell.
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    Re: Best Fragrances for Gay Men?

    Right on!
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    Re: Best Fragrances for Gay Men?

    Well I'm gay and I hate all the Gaultier fragrances, especially Le Male, which is abolutely vile to my nose. I also detest the bottle design, and would never like to have such a monstrosity on my...
  6. Re: How is sandalwood supposed to smell?

    To me, Tam Dao is the best interpretation of the Sandalwood. It is almost pure basenote to my nose.
  7. Re: is there a sophisticated chocolate out there?

    http://www.parfumerie-generale.com/
    --------------------------------------


    I'll definitely look out for that!
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    Re: Yatagan = Eucris?

    I don't think they are similar myself. I could just about bring myself to wear Eucris but would never wear Yatagan, it's too scary.
  9. Re: Best comfort scents that you don't normally wear out (with good longevity)

    L'Homme Sage by Divine. I find it too spicy for work-wear but lovely on weekend evenings, especially just before bedtime.

    Ambre Narguile by Hermès is another lovely comfort scent. I had some...
  10. Re: is there a sophisticated chocolate out there?

    Coze 02 (2002)
    by Parfumerie Generale is worth checking out. They will post you a sample if you send a nice email. The chocolate note in it is dark,rich and luxurious.
    ...
  11. Re: your thoughts! Neroli Sauvage vs Terre D'Hermes

    I adore both of them, and have no problems about longevity with either of them on my skin, but they are very different. Neroli Sauvage definitely has that 'wow' factor, and more suited to special...
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    Re: SOTD Friday, February 2

    Terre de Bois by Miller Harris (EDP layered with EDT)
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, January 30

    Un Jardin en Méditerranée by Hermès
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    Re: SOTD - Monday, 29 January 2007

    Neroli Sauvage by Creed
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    Re: Does anyone here smokes cigs?

    I don't think you ever fully lose the addiction. I've stopped and started several times.

    Currently I only smoke in the evenings and weekends, a couple or so. My problem is my partner smokes and I...
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    Re: Angel is Dangerous????

    I wonder what the 'safest' fragrances are in terms of ingredients? And which are the most toxic?

    Does anyone know: are 'natural ingredients' houses like Ormonde Jayne, Miller Harris etc more safe,...
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    Re: Macy's SUCKS!!!

    Me too! :)
  18. Re: Can anyone recommend a really dry fragrance?

    Isfarkand pour Homme by Ormonde Jayne is very dry (to my nose) with vetiver, woods and pepper, plus some citrus at the top. Great winter fragrance; lovely bottle also.
  19. Re: Neroli Sauvage, longevity and scent types.

    It's such a joyful scent, so uplifting, that I even wear it in the winter sometimes to chase the blues away. On me it lasts fairly well, and I get great sillage, but I do re-apply once or twice...
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    Re: A Good Winter Fragrance?

    Brit for Men by Burberry
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    Re: Fragrances with addictive notes?

    Hermèssence Ambre Narguilé. Mmmmm.
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    Re: Remarkable Sillage

    Gris Clair really radiates.
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    Re: Most Anticipated Release

    What about Hypnose, that is a new release I've heard about, at least I've not seen it anyhere so far, but hoping it might be nice.
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    Re: How best to imbibe?

    Colonic Irrigation using one's favourite scent (either neat or in a dilution with some solvent) could have interesting results. Might be dangerous though -- would need to consult a knowledgeable...
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    Re: Bring it Back! (male version)

    New West 'skinscent' by Aramis. What a lost masterpiece. It was a joyful, fresh, really appealing smell, unlike anything else.

    Patou pour Homme which I remember smelling Harrods many years ago...
  26. Re: What's the best aquatic fragrance?

    Creed Erolfa is without doubt the best aquatic fragrance I've come across in my sniffings. I see from reading this thread that many others agree.

    I don't own a bottle but am tempted to get one for...
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    Re: What would you recomend??

    Terre d'Hermès is indeed a great frag for a fit young man.

    It's not at all sweet or cloying, and masculine without being over-the-top macho.

    The main impressions I get are grapefruit, warm...
  28. Re: Similar community discussing fine clothing (and more)

    LoL :laugh:
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, January 16th

    Terre d'Hermès
  30. Re: Is Terre D'Hermes really that good?

    TdH is very long lasting on me, and doesn't change much; it's as lovely later in the day as it was earlier. I don't get much 'sourness' from it, but then I am a grapefruit fan.

    If you don't like...
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    Re: Real Men Don't Wear Serge Lutens

    Great thread. I've been quietly 'lurking' reading the posts and it did get rather heated earlier on.

    As a gay man I found the thread title amusing and I wanted to post, then it all got a bit...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, January 11, 2007

    Terre d'Hermès
  33. Re: Is Terre D'Hermes really that good?

    TdH is truly sublime.
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces - Your List

    Terre d'Hermès

    Isfarkand by Ormonde Jayne

    L'Homme de Coeur by Divine

    L'Homme Sage by Divine

    Grapefruit by Jo Malone
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    Re: Recommend some scents to try

    I like the Penhaligon Castile (a great citrus scent), but am not very familiar with the rest of the Penhaligon range.
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    Re: Recommend some scents to try

    Regarding the Diptyques:

    Tam Dao is lovely IMO, and great for layering with other scents. The only other Diptyque I like is Philosykos.
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    Re: 10 Disasterpieces - Your list

    Jicky (icky-poo)

    Gaultier2 (vanilla overdose mixed with industrial waste)

    Gaultier Le Male (more vanilla and industrial muck, with extra bitterness)

    Yatagan (celery soup with chunks of...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 9 January

    Terre de Bois by Miller Harris
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    Re: SOTD Monday 8 January

    Tobacco Flower by Fresh
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    Re: SOTD Friday, January 5th

    Burberry Brit for Men
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    Re: cool atomizers

    I suppose they could be cool if you put them in the fridge for a while :)
  42. Re: Fragrance of the day, Thursday, January 4

    It's been a Philosykos day today :)
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    Re: Read this, TDH haters

    Rendition of above post via Google Translate (a bit strange in places, but fairly understandable):

    The Alchimie of a creator

    In the discussion with Jean Claude Ellena, Parfumeur of the house...
  44. Re: the trouble with lavender is. . .

    LoL! It's powerful stuff mate.
  45. Re: New Year's Fragrance Resolutions?

    I'm generally planning to buy less, and replace my favourites rather than getting new stuff.

    I may get down to a core of three or four scents, one of which will most cetainly be Terre d'Hermès!
    ...
  46. Re: XS pour Homme by Paco Rabanne (1993)

    The note I get most clearly from XS which is so distinctive, and makes it so different to Himalaya, is the coriander (cilantro) note.

    It is a rich and sparkling scent which has got me compliments...
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    Re: SOTD Friday, December 29th

    Guerlain Vetiver
  48. Re: the trouble with lavender is. . .

    Try either of these for lavender with a difference:

    Gris Clair by Serge Lutens (smoky lavender; very 'real-smelling', incredible sillage and got me a compliment)

    L'Occitan by L'Occitane (smoky...
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    Re: Read this, TDH haters

    TdH is my 'desert island fragrance'. There is nothing that comes close.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday, December 24th

    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, December 20th

    Philosykos by Diptyque
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, December 19th

    Isfarkand by Ormonde Jayne
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    Re: Chanel

    I've tried all of the male Chanels and I don't like them I'm afraid.

    I managed to find a bottle of the much respected Egoiste (not Platinum, the proper original one). It was not very nice, and I...
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    Re: SOTD Monday, December 18th

    Burberry Brit for Men
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    Re: SOTD Friday December 15th

    Un Jardin en Méditerranée by Hermès
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    Re: Fragrance that smells like tea?

    I agree with the suggestion of The Brun by Jean Charles Brosseau. The strongest tea around I reckon!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday, December 14th

    Terre de Bois by Miller Harris
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, December 13th

    Isfarkand by Ormonde Jayne
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, December 12th

    Terre d'Hermès
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    Re: SOTD Monday 11 December

    Jo Malone Grapefruit
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    Re: SOTD Sunday, December 10th

    L'Homme Sage

    by Divine
  62. Re: Burberry LONDON - The modern day POLO ??

    It's a Burberry check cloth wrapping around a bottle, a bit clumsy. I much prefer the bottle design of Brit.
  63. Re: Burberry LONDON - The modern day POLO ??

    I got a sort of spicy apple / cider vibe from it. Pleasant enough, but I gave my bottle away to a friend because on me it only seemed to last about half an hour before fading out to virtually...
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    Re: Much hyped frags revisited.

    Egoiste was a huge disappointment.
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    Re: SOTD Friday, December 8th

    Philosykos by Diptyque
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    Re: SOTD Thursday, December 7th

    Burberry Brit for Men
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, December 6th

    Terre de Bois by Miller Harris
  68. Re: just took a coffee break to the mall

    Givenchy Very Irresistible is truly vile, and headache/nausea-inducing. My opinion anyway.
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    Re: Where Do You Spray?

    You know, I've got this painting in the attic....

    EDIT: Uh oh, shouldn't have mentioned that :-)
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, December 5th

    Un Jardin en Méditerranée by Hermès
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    Re: Best purchase this year?

    Terre d'Hermès of course!
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    Poll: Re: --( Citrus Poll )--

    I'm sort of wishing I'd given Grapefruit a vote now, since I really like it, and no one is voting for it :-| But I had to be truthful and vote for Neroli Sauvage.

    Wish we had two votes!
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    Re: Where Do You Spray?

    I use quite a lot in the morning, straight after my bath and unscented deodorant, about 10-15 sprays (depending on the potency of the juice). I do: the chest; tummy; the sides of the torso (below the...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 4th December

    Isfarkand by Ormonde Jayne
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 3 December

    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, December 2nd

    There seems to be 2 threads for the same topic here....hmmm.


    [Moderator's edit:

    Yes, there were two threads of the same topic today. I've merged them together now.
    --Chris]
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    Re: Yes but what is......

    I've never in my life smelt a fragrance as GOOD as TdH. It is head and shoulders above anything else.

    I cannot be without it.
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    Re: Fragrance of the day, Saturday, Dec 2

    Terre d'Hermès
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    Re: Name a fragrance you own AND ...

    Tobacco Flower by Fresh.
  80. Poll: Re: A quick referendum: what to buy?

    Miller Harris - Terre de Bois is really unique and very wearable. All the notes are blended so smoothly; there is an ambergris-like slightly salty quality with exotic spices, rich, earthy woods,...
  81. Re: A classy frutal for men: an oxymoron?

    What is a frutal note? I haven't heard of that before, but would like to know more about it.

    You have mentioned Arpège for Men - I get mostly violets, woods and a touch of vanilla from it, and it...
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    Re: Yes but what is......

    I know I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but....

    Terre d'Hermès 4ever!!!
  83. Re: Gris Clair has the strongest sillage of any fragrance I've known

    The 'burning electrical wires' comment is interesting. Personally, I didn't get that, but it just shows how everyone's nose is so different.

    I see A*men has been mentioned, and agree it does have...
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    Re: SOTD Friday, December 1st

    Arpège for Men by Lanvin
  85. Re: Parfumerie Generale - Complete List

    Coze 02 is simply fantastic. Dark brooding woods. Cannabis seeds; chocolate and pepper. Moody and exciting. And they do send samples if you email them.

    I also quite like the Iris one. But Coze is...
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    Re: In-creed-ible choices

    Must confess I found Angelique Encens (sample from Les Senteurs) to be a vanilla overdose. It made me think of vanilla ice cream flavoured incense; Church of the Vanilla Pod or something. I find...
  87. Re: Gris Clair has the strongest sillage of any fragrance I've known

    I can't detect almond particularly.

    Lots of smoky lavender radiating as if someone had thrown a heap of pale grey lavender onto a fire made with precious wood logs.

    The only thing I could...
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    Re: In-creed-ible choices

    I only possess one bottle of Creed so far, Neroli Sauvage; but I think it's among their best; it is the finest of all citrus frags -- neroli flowers with sandalwood and ambergris -- and has excellent...
  89. Gris Clair has the strongest sillage of any fragrance I've known

    This is the second time I've tried Gris Clair, on each occasion I have had 2 x 1.2ml samples. Quite a small amount but wow.

    I've had my second compliment ever today. The first one was about a year...
  90. Re: I've had it with shopping at department stores

    Here in London/Croydon I've never been sprayed without being asked first. I don't think they'd dare to try that somehow. Maybe, as BrothaG suggested, there may be a difference in culture between US...
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    Re: Thoughts on Burberry London

    I can say now for certain it wasn't just 'nose fatigue'. This scent lasts about half an hour and that's that.

    Apples, baked apples, dried apples and a bit of candied fruit and spice is what I get....
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    Re: SOTD Monday 27 November

    Lanvin Arpege for Men
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    Re: Thoughts on Burberry London

    I just bought London yesterday and have been wearing it today.

    After testing it (on skin and paper strip) I was initially intrigued enough to buy a 30ml bottle, a good size for trying out. It...
  94. Re: Fragrance of the day Sunday November 26

    Burberry London (just bought it yesterday and loving it so far)
  95. Re: Basenotes makes it into the Guardian

    It is rather sloppy journalism; he appears to think men's fragrance is called 'aftershave' LoL.

    But at least the link to Basenotes might raise awareness of the website.
  96. Re: Basenotes makes it into the Guardian

    Thanks for that link leopoldo.

    Great to see Basenotes getting mentioned there!
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    Re: Chocolate gourmand scent?

    Coze 02 by Parfumerie Generale is really a really delicious scent with dark chocolate and woods.

    50 ml for 75.00 €:
    ...
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    Re: SOTD Friday, November 24th

    Grapefruit by Jo Malone.
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    Re: Fiery!

    L'Occitan by L'Occitane. Smoldering woods with smoky lavender.
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    Re: Best Violet Frag

    Arpège for Men by Lanvin seems to me to be very much like violets, especially in the drydown, and is a wonderful scent.
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