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    Re: Fragrances You Should NOT Wear On A First Date

    In a similar vein to the comments already...

    At first I thought that this is a hard question, because there are many potentially "offensive" fragrances.

    However it is actually quite simple -...
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    Re: Jubilation XXV vs L'air Desert de Marocain

    I both prefer the scent of LDDM and find it more wearable
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    Re: Match the Fragrance to this Photo...

    Bulgari Aqua
    Silver Mountain Water
  4. Thread: favorite 1-2 punch

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    Re: favorite 1-2 punch

    Armani Prive:
    Myrrhe Imperiale
    Rose D'arabie
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    Re: Scents that are only known by their initials

    Not quite legendary status but ALOF WWDIPIAS (ain't nobody got time fo dat) ;)
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    Re: best bond n9 for man

    Versatile - Bleecker
    Interesting - Silver Factory
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    Re: L'Artisan Tea For Two - HUUUGE disappointment

    I have the reformulated version and love it. I get a big blast of tea for the 1st hour, but closer to say an earl grey, with the spices adding complexity without making it too foody. This keeps it...
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    Re: Bond No 9, Liberty Island

    Sounds a bit like By Kilian Love. Would be great if it was a less sweet version!
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    Re: Musc Ravagur vs Nasomatto Pardon

    Pardon is one of my faves and gets my vote
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    Poll: Re: milesseme imperial or bleecker street

    Bleecker is far more interesting to my nose.
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    Re: Montale Black Musk - No love for a superstar

    Yes quite enjoyed this one, and found it similar to another underrated Montale that NEVER gets mentioned - Moon Aoud.
  12. Thread: Montale Kabul Aoud

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    Re: Montale Kabul Aoud

    Got a decent on the way so will report back shortly. Looking forward to it.
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    Re: LIDGE but with added Agar .....

    Nasomatto Pardon
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    Re: 2 new Amouage: Lilac Love and Opus X

    Opus X seems like it could be akin to other rose-ouds. Note the "varnish accord". Watch out Montale! I'm actually excited to try it though.
  15. Thread: Dark Oud vs XXV

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    Re: Dark Oud vs XXV

    I like this description of Dark Aoud :thumbup:
  16. Re: Montale red aoud , aoud musk , or something else?

    I found Red Aoud to be nauseating but enjoy Aoud Musk. Aoud Lime is good too but I settled on a bottle of Nepal Aoud as I found it the most wearable.
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    Re: Opinions about Mancera Aoud Line?

    Absolutely love it. Similar to Black Line but sweeter, richer and a bit rougher IMO.
  18. Re: Rose & Oud, we've smelled our fair share - what's your #1?

    Give Mancera Black Line a go. The rose is there but nicely restrained.

    Recently discovered Mancera Aoud Line, which has shot to the top of my list in this genre. Similar to Black Line but a bit...
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    Re: Best scent for a crazy night out on the town

    My go-to's are Tuscan Leather and Pure Malt
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    Re: Mancera Black Line ... blind buy worthy?

    They're quite different, but I much prefer Black Line. However if you're a huge fan of Royal Black then Black Line may not be your cup of tea.

    - The rose in RB is brighter and more powdery. The...
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    Re: Mancera Black Line ... blind buy worthy?

    At that price, definitely. Great frag IMO.
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    Re: Creamy/Sour/Sweet scent

    Ciel Man?
  23. Re: Should I buy Tom Ford Tuscan Leather? I have Creed aventus, Bleu de Chanel, and Endymion

    If I were you (or had my time over), I would ONLY buy decants while you're navigating the hobby. You'd be surprised how much your tastes change after 5 or 10ml of using something. Just my $0.02.
  24. Re: Let the hate commence, new Bond No 9 fragrance called "B9"

    haha love it. way to comply with OP request!
  25. Re: Recommend a versatile niche scent that smell nice from the start til the end

    Came here to say this.
  26. Thread: Smoky and Sweet

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    Re: Smoky and Sweet

    Thought I'd resurrect this thread. This is one my fave genres. Agree with the T42 opinions above. Some others:

    Pardon/Black Afgano
    Interlude
    Myrrhe Imperiale

    Any new suggestions?
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    Re: D&G The One for Men EDP!!!

    The best thing about this news, is that it should put a stop to threads in the theme of "Alternatives to D&G The One with better longevity".
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    Re: Montale Black Aoud vs Mancera Black Line

    Much prefer Black Line
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    Re: your favorite designer fragrance

    Pure Malt
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    Re: Scents that basenotes forgot (or lost momentum)

    Montale Dark Aoud - this generated a lot of discussion due to its polarising nature. Wearing my sample tonight and enjoying much more than 2 years ago.
    +1 New Haarlem
    Ambre Narguile
    Body Kouros! I...
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    Re: Niche Suggestions? - Green Apple notes

    Yosh Konig
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    Poll: Re: help me blind buy: Musk Oud or Aoud Musk???

    I have decants of both, prefer Aoud Musk.
  33. Re: What do you wear when you want to make a statement

    Tuscan Leather
  34. Re: I want to buy a Kilian... not sure which one though!

    I think Cruel Intentions might be what you're after.
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    Re: Black Line by Mancera

    Thanks Hednic.
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    Re: Black Line by Mancera

    Has anyone tried Aoud Line? I really like Black Line and heard it's similar.
  37. Re: What's you favorite Montale? Looking to add new bottle BUT no typical oud or Rose please.

    +1 Aoud Musk
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    Re: Favourite "jammy" scents?

    I'm loving all the responses, and enjoying the different interpretations!
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    Re: Favourite "jammy" scents?

    haha yes you should be the expert on this topic
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    Favourite "jammy" scents?

    I've come to realise I quite like scents that can be considered "jammy", whether it be from rose or perhaps berry/fruit. A couple I like are Xerjoff More Than Words and Kerosene Fields of Rubus....
  41. Re: Need suggestions for Masculine sweet Oud or Woody fragrance

    Scentstory 24 Gold / Lattafa Raghba (very similar)
    Montale Aoud Musk
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    Re: Musk Oud: the surprising compliment magnet

    Just received a decant of this and was much different to what I expected. It seems REALLY citric/sharp to me, and I get very little rose (would like some more to round it out). Does anyone else find...
  43. Re: Your favorite of your most/least expensive scents (pick one of each)

    Expensive - Nasomatto Pardon
    Cheap - Lattafa Raghba
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    Re: Name 1 OVERRATED frag and 1 UNDERRATED Frag.

    Overrated - Chergui, Straight to Heaven
    Underrated - Cape Heartache, Aomassai
  45. Re: New Year Blind Buys - DSquared Potion Royal Black vs YSL M7 Oud Absolu

    Of the two I would go for the DSquared.
  46. Re: Please rank what is most important - smell, name, house, bottle, sex, performance, price

    Pretty much this. Price is less relevant these days as I will just get in on a split.
  47. Re: Wall Street by Bond No 9 gotta be the worst smelling fragrance ever

    I also found this surprisingly bad. Surprising because I thought it would at least be a wearable aquatic. But it was pretty offensive to my nose.

    Not sure if that rumour about the money is true...
  48. Re: The Band-Aid accord in Montale Black Aoud has grown on me. It sings to me. I swear.

    I think I know what you're referring to. I kinda get a fizzy bugspray type note in certain ouds that actually appeals to me. Try Oud Silk Mood or Ex Idolo Thirty-Three.
  49. Re: Does anyone think Clive Christian 1872 smells similar to Aventus?

    Sorry no similarities to me either
  50. Poll: Re: Bond No.9 - Bleecker St. Vs. The Scent of Peace for Him

    I'm glad you mention that LHBI. I thought I was going to love SOPFH and while it smelt nice, there was something not pleasant when I smelt directly on my skin. Kinda like a generic alcohol smell...
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    Re: Your top 3 niche and top 3 Designer

    Niche:

    Nasomatto Pardon
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    Xerjoff Kobe

    Designer:

    Pure Malt
    24 Gold
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    Re: What is the most niche feeling fragrance to you?

    So many, but I'll say Black Afgano.
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    Re: Mancera Black Line... discuss

    Does anyone know why this is so much more expensive than the rest of the line (on Essenza Nobile)? 150EUR vs 80EUR for most other Manceras.
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez For Him Bleu Noir

    This could be a winner. Though I suspect it may disappoint the true NR fans with a more "accessible" twist. The original seemed to receive a lot of praise for being.. well, original.
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    Re: Best crowd pleaser scents (designer only)

    Gucci PH II. I can't see many people not liking this plus it's actually very unique = winner.
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    Re: shelter island bn9 very similar to kenzo. wow

    Can't remember what the Kenzo smells like but Shelter Island is a a nice creamy marine scent :) Tried it recently and thought it was quite good.
  57. Thread: Montale Nepal Aoud

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    Re: Montale Nepal Aoud

    Tried this yesterday and must say I'm a fan. It has the Montale DNA but feels very restrained and balanced. The rose is subtle and the overall feel is smooth and somewhat textured, rather than...
  58. Thread: Best dry down frag

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    Re: Best dry down frag

    Surprised it took that long for these two stunners to be mentioned.

    I will add Xerjoff Kobe.
  59. Thread: Shay & Blue London

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    Re: Shay & Blue London

    I've only tried Oud Alif and was also pleasantly surprised.
  60. Re: Whats something NEW and modern for this upcoming fall you're liking ?

    Maybe try A Lab on Fire. Liquidnight would make a great daily fall scent.
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    Re: Fruity opening, woods in the drydown

    Clive Christian X
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    Re: my first "niche" fragrance

    Tried this just now. Reminds me of Interlude Man (without the massive dose of oregano!). Well worth a try and nice find OP.
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    Re: Quick advice needed...!

    While you do mention that you're not into gourmands, I believe Dior Homme (or Intense) is unique enough to have a place in every collection.
  64. Thread: Present to me!

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    Re: Present to me!

    Maybe try Halston Man Amber
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    Re: Thoughts on international sample orders

    Ok fair enough. Yeah shipping was reasonably quick from both those sites.
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    Re: I wonder how Creed would do a gourmand?

    Yes I'd love to see what they'd do. I could see something like Frapin 1270.
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    Re: Thoughts on international sample orders

    I'm Australian and had excellent experiences from Parfums Raffy and Luckyscent.

    Where do you live Messiah? I've seen all those frags in Myer Melbourne.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Received my first compliment in a long time today...

    I've had La Nuit for a few years and only worn it a couple times. I find it a bit cloying and sometimes gives me a headache. Anyway today I...
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    Re: Ancient or old growth forest smell..

    Memoir Man springs to mind for me, but I may be alone.
  70. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/6/14) Elite 8: L`air du Desert Moracain vs Royal Oud

    Lddm
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    Poll: Xerjoff Battle Royale: Nio vs Kobe vs Uden

    All these scents seem to get heavy praise, but I'm curious which comes out on top. The problem is I'm not sure how many have smelt all three.
  72. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/1/14) Sweet 16: Terre d`Hermes vs L`air du Desert Marocain

    This might actually be close as they both have their loyal fans. My vote goes to LDDM though.
  73. Re: Narciso Rodriguez vs. Bulgari Aqua? Cologne for Warm days...

    Agree with everything said here.
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    Re: 6 new Creed scents available this June

    My picks to try based on notes would be Vetiver Geranium and Aberdeen Lavender.
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    Re: Rose recommendations

    Cheapie but a goodie: Declaration D'un Soir
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    Re: Thoughts on recent Montale test-fest

    Thanks for sharing. My favourite of those would be Aoud Lime.
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    Re: Anyone else almost NEVER receive compliments?

    Definitely agree that this may often be the case
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    Re: Your top 5 niché fragrances for hot weather

    Aventus
    Bleecker St
    Kobe
    Millesime Imperial
    L'Humaniste
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    Re: Anyone else almost NEVER receive compliments?

    Thanks for the story, bigbz! Stigma aside, Leau D'Issey and 1 Million do seem to have good mass appeal.

    The obvious assertion could be that the type of frag would dictate results. However I should...
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    Re: Anyone else almost NEVER receive compliments?

    Yeah I mean naturally I get out and about, whether it be bars or just hanging at a friends place. I really don't expect to ever receive a compliment from a stranger, but based on probabilities alone...
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    Anyone else almost NEVER receive compliments?

    To contrast the thread about compliments received...

    I have to say in the 4 years or so since I got into this hobby, I've almost never received compliments on my frags. Let me say, this does NOT...
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    Re: Rank these aquatics

    This.
  83. Thread: Too many sprays

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    Re: Too many sprays

    Hide your wife, hide your kids.
  84. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/16/14) Round 2: YSL M7 vs Green Irish Tweed

    Git
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    Re: Male Fragrance - Best choice, help! DHI?

    I personally find that DHI works fine in summer. I think you've made a good choice!
  86. Re: Colonia Intensa Oud is now Colonia Oud (Acqua di Parma)

    Reformulation aside, I think this makes sense for the sake of streamlining their line. This way Oud just becomes a flanker, rather than a flanker of a flanker.

    Keep in mind the extended name...
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    Poll: Re: Favorite A*Men Flanker + A*Men

    Wow Havane way out in front
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    Re: I would like a Montale sample suggestion...

    I tried many of the Montale ouds and couldn't find the right fit for me, but I think I've found it today in Aoud Musk. Has that signature synthetic Montale oud structure without being too dirty...
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    Re: New Bond No 9 - Shelter Island

    Notes sound interesting but wouldn't be surprised if it smells like wet dog (literally).
  90. Re: Armani Prive Oud Royal or Tom Ford's Oud Wood ? Which one and why ?

    Oud Royal for me. Oud Wood I find a bit off-putting for some reason. Maybe I need to resample this.
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    Re: Valentino Uomo. A new look on Dior Homme

    Agree with most of this, except I didn't find it powdery. But I found it sweeter, fruitier, more linear and more feminine that DHI. I do think they have a similar *smell*. Really wasn't a fan.
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    Re: New member, Question about Tom Ford and Aventus

    Aventus is easy any which way.
    Tuscan Leather I think is the general public could take it or leave it. It's definitely challenging. I personally think it's amazing but actually don't feel...
  93. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/4/14): L`air du Desert Marocain vs Le Male

    L'ol du Desert Marocain
  94. Re: If MONEY was no option....What niche Fragrance would you pick up and why?

    Xerjoff Shooting Stars Set
    Nasomatto Pardon (could never justify the outrageous price for 30ml)
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    Re: Niche fragrance testing (samples) - PT.3

    I was looking forward to your review of Bleecker St and glad you like it.

    I felt the same way as you when I first tried it. I've waivered in my appreciation a bit lately but I'm hoping your...
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    Poll: Re: POLL: Edition Blanche or L'Humaniste?

    L'Humaniste.
  97. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/27/14): Fuel for Life vs Dior Homme

    My answers in bold.
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    Re: Xerjoff 2 New Shooting Stars

    Hoba sounds.... intense.
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    Re: Frag for internship job interview?

    Scent-less in my opinion for interviews
  100. Thread: House party scent?

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    Re: House party scent?

    I actually ended up going with DHI. I know, what a cop-out!
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