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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Caron Le Troisieme Homme (vintage)
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    Re: Masculine Scent Recomendations for a Young Man

    Yatagan
    Leather Oud
    Songe d'un Bois dEte
    Sycomore
    Bel Ami
    Rive Gauche pour Homme
    Paco Rabanne pour Homme
    Zino Davidoff
    Sagamore
    Yohji Homme
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    Re: Top Ten Designer Picks - with a few rules

    Since it's the individual fragrances and not the category that matters, I'll give you a list of the ten fragrances I like best:

    Yatagan (vintage)
    Onda Parfum Extrait
    Leather Oud
    Songe d'un Bois...
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    Re: The Most Classic Smelling Men's Cologne

    Pour Monsieur (vintage)
    Guerlain Vetiver (vintage)
    Eau de Guerlain (vintage)
    Habit Rouge EDT (vintage)
    Pour un Homme
    Bel Ami
    New York (vintage)
    Mouchoir de Monsieur (vintage)
    Signoricci 2...
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    Re: Scents that you wear for other people?

    The only reason you should wear a fragrance is because you like it.

    Most of the ones I wear are liked by the people around me. If they might not like it, then it's too bad.
  6. Re: Your picks of the O. Polge/Menardo type sweets?

    Demachy didn't actually make it, he just maintained the original formulation as well as possible under current EU / IFRA ingredient regulations. As Dior's in-house perfumer he does the same thing for...
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    Re: Can a man wear female fragrances?

    Can a man drink tea?
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    Re: Your favorite diptyque fragrance for winter

    Me too.

    Virgilio
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    Re: EU regulation and lavender

    One thing's for sure: The EU and IFRA are completely fucked. Few synthetics can replace vital naturals in smell, and even less so in the necessary complexity.

    Most effective thing anyone can do is...
  10. Re: Is dior homme intense as high quality as a niche fragrance such as creed aventus?

    Best thing for anyone to know.
    _____________

    I don't like either. Aventus makes a good scent for a niche dish washing liquid. DHI is death by vanilla. DHI is certainly the same quality as...
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    Re: Versace L`homme deserves 20 € ?

    Buy it along with the one in this link and then decide whether or not it's worth it. I mean if you want to know what it's supposed to smell like you should smell it as it was intended. Great...
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Slumberhouse fragrance?

    .................
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Slumberhouse fragrance?

    Haven't tried them all. Like best: Norne, Sova, Jeke. Vikt is good for a few hours until it turns into a somewhat muddled and less complex version of certain 80's leather chypre drydowns, drydowns I...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, September 8, 2014

    Royal Oud (Creed)

    Not bad, but hugely derivative of late 90's orientals, and a little too sugary and shrill.
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Based on the eight million comments I have no idea what it smells like.

    Somehow I think it's good. Must sample soon.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    A lot of women tell me they like the way I smell. I've never felt the need to get on a forum and crow like a feeble rooster about it. I'd like to think it's amusing, but it's mainly just sad and a...
  17. Re: Why Would Someone Not Like Eau de Rochas Homme?

    The newer stuff I bought a few years ago was good, but the original formulation called Eau de Rochas pour Homme (with the Minotaurish font style on the bottle) is the probably best citrus chypre ever...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, September 7, 2014

    Pascal Morabito Or Black (vintage)
  19. Thread: vintage Antaeus

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    Re: vintage Antaeus

    Glad you like it. The bitter green dark leather chypre it was, full of castoreum, etc, bares little resemblance to the newest stuff which is a loud, annoying and confused frutiy-sweet powdery thing...
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    Re: Whats next on your "To buy" list.

    More bottles of:

    Onda Extrait
    Leather Oud
    Songe d''un Bois d'Ete
    Yatagan
    Chanel Cuir de Russie EDT (vintage)
  21. Re: What is your girlfriend's favorite scent you own?

    Leather Oud
    Songe d’un Bois d’Ete
    Sycomore
    Yatagan
    Onda Extrait
    Balenciaga pour Homme
    Chypre Palatin
    Zino Davidoff
    Bel Ami
    Yohji Homme
  22. Re: How is La Collection Couturier Parfumeur by Christian Dior ?

    Leather oud
    Vetiver
    Granville
    Eau Noire

    Haven't smelled all of them. Plan on sampling Cuir Cannage. Can't imagine any of them being half as good as Leather Oud. Vetiver was worthy. They...
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    Re: Fragrances of the World 2012

    That was an amazing acquisition. Fragrances of the World is an must have for anyone with even a modicum of interest in perfumes. The more recent the year the better as it will be updated with all of...
  24. Re: New Installment of Luca Turin's Reviews - September 2nd

    The guy is one of the best writers in the world. He's written a lot of great ones, and after a first glance I'd say the Narciso review is up there with the best of them. Glad to see the new reviews,...
  25. Re: What Are The Best Tobacco Colognes...Without The Sweet

    I've smelled most of the ones above and I can't say that I really get off on any of them as far as tobacco is concerned. Pipe tobacco is ok, but when I walk into a tobacco shop I'm looking for the...
  26. Poll: Re: How many of you are "serious collectors?" POLL.

    +1

    I'm a serious wearer. If I don't wear it or even smell it all that often, then I probably don't keep it. The things you own can easily end up owning you. :-)
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    Re: Chanel No.19:Vintage vs New Reformulation?

    It used to be one of the best things ever made: a bone-dry bitter green chypre, leathery / semi-animalic, made with tinctures of castoreum, ambergris, and natural musk. The basenote accord was one of...
  28. Re: Interesting things I am learning in old threads of FFD

    Up until about 2010 there were an unlimited amount of great threads, both female and male. There are a few left but most of the real fragrance aficionados have left the building. If you're looking...
  29. Re: Is There A Cologne Similar To The Classic Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme?

    They've all been reformulated. Been a long time since I owned them but from memory they have the same feel:

    Herrera for Men
    Paco Rabanne XS pour Homme
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    Re: What is the best floral musculine fragrance?

    Hmm.

    Most of the ones listed aren't actually florals. Most good masculine fragrances have a solid floral component in the heart notes but jt doesn't mean they're florals. A prominent individual...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, September 1, 2014

    Zino Davidoff (vintage)

    Bergamot, Clary Sage, Lavender, Rosewood
    Geranium, Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, Rose, Iris
    Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Amber, Oakmoss, Tonka, Civet, Vanilla, Musk
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Magnificent picture. Looks difficult. :-)
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    Re: Does civet smell bad?

    In its raw state it does.

    “This is civet!” Guichard announced. Civet is a fundamental French perfume material, a historic girder of the industry and the quintessential scent of France. It...
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Other than Onda Extrait, Leather Oud and Songe d'un Bois d'Ete, smelling all the great mostly unsweetened pre-1995 fragrances I own in their vintage formulations is usually the only thing that makes...
  35. Re: Suggestion: niche version of vintage Chanel pour Monsieur or vintage Monsieur de Givenchy?

    Not even close. Well, perhaps as close as a hawk to the moon. :-) Crystal clear fragrances with absolute balance are no longer made, and no longer able to be made under EU x IFRA regulations.

    Buy...
  36. Re: "If I was allowed to buy just one fragrance of these brands..."

    - Tom Ford Private Blend: None
    - By Kilian: Pure Oud
    - Creed: Vintage Tabarome
    - Amouage: Gold Man
    - Xerjoff: None
    - Frederic Malle: Vetiver Extraordinaire
    - Profumum Roma: None
    - Serge...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Vintage Or Black (Pascal Morabito)
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    Re: Bleu De Chanel - Clone?

    Unfortunately, modern day disinfectants like Bleu de Chanel have all the projection and longevity they'll ever need.
  39. Re: Bvlgari Man in Black: a better quality incense-y Spicebomb!

    When it comes to tiresome affable spicy things, Spicebomb is as dispiriting as they come. Like most of the crap made today I can't find an ounce of beauty, mystery or intelligence in that one. It...
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    Re: Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    Never had it had it happen but I know there are times when people didn't like it. Too much Kouros, Lauder for Men, etc, can easily generate some amusing reactions. That goes for too much of most...
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    Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    Bought a few bottles from a hot climate and the juice from all of them smelled like a lab experiment gone wrong. Made me consider never wearing fragrance ever again. Figure the bottles must have been...
  42. Re: How does your significant other deal with your fragrance habits?

    She deals with it by loving some of them (Yatagan, Sycomore, Songe d'un Bois d''Ete, Leather Oud, Balenciaga pour Homme, Bel Ami, Zino Davidoff, Chypre Palatin, Onda Parfum Extrrait, etc), feeling...
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    Poll: Re: Are you a foodie?

    I know how to make good food, but what I'm passionate about is having other people cook it, telling me when it's ready, then devouring it and moving on to something else. My girlfriend's daughter has...
  44. Re: Should I buy Diptyque Volutes EDP If I own the EDT?

    Should you buy Diptyque Volutes EDP If I own the EDT?

    You're the only one who can make the decision. You just feel good about any decision you make and it'll all be alright. :-)
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    Re: Best Male Sandalwood fragrance.

    Vintage Egoiste
  46. Thread: a true incense

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    Re: a true incense

    Bois d'Encens
    Cardinal
    Avignon
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    Re: Best "Boardroom Fragrances"

    Leather Oud
    Songe d'un Bois dEte
    Yatagan
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Sycomore
    Bel Ami
    Sagamore
    Pour Monsieur
    Pour un Homme
    Castoreum (AbdesSalaam Attar Profumo)
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    Re: Mazzolari Nero (yet another Aventus copy)

    “A few years ago a committee was set up in France to look into the problem of plagiarism in fragrance. A jury composed of professionals and perfume lovers was to decide whether a given fragrance was...
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    Re: What's the one ingredient you hate?

    “This is civet!” Guichard announced. Civet is a fundamental French perfume material, a historic girder of the industry and the quintessential scent of France. It happens to come, Guichard said...
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    Re: Who buys perfume to please other people?

    People get compliments on a wide variety of bad fragrances. Compliments are also meant to be worn, not drunk.

    The only reason you should wear a fragrance is because you like it.
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    Re: Your Top 5 Incense-Based Fragrances

    Timbuktu
    Bois d'Encens
    Avignon
    Cardinal
    Jubilation XXV

    I always found it monotonous, but Norma Kamali Incense (copal) should be tried by anyone who cares.
  52. Re: See New Michael Kors Men is exclusive to Macy's

    You can bet it isn't the same thing.

    The original didn't contain the same quality of ingredients as something like Puredistance M, but as sweetened dry woods fragrances go, I liked Michael Kors...
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    Re: What Should Be My Next Niche

    Not all fit the price range but you can always spend more. :-)

    Leather Oud
    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
    Sycomore
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Onda Parfum Extrait
    Lampblack
    Chypre Palatin
    L'Air du Desert...
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    Re: Looking for something unusual

    Yohji Homme
    Zino Davidoff
    Balenciaga pour Homme
    Pour un Homme
    Dior Homme
    L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme EDP
    Ambro de Jacomo
    Time for Peace for Him
    Bulgari Black
    Habit Rouge
  55. Thread: Gentleman?

    by pluran
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    Re: Gentleman?

    Leather Oud
    Songe d'un Bois dEte
    Yatagan
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Sycomore
    Bel Ami
    Sagamore
    Pour un Homme
    Habit Rouge
    Rive Gauche pour Homme
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Leather Oud
    Songe d'un Bois dEte
    Yatagan (vintage)
    Sycomore
    Onda Parfum Extrait
    Bel Ami (vintage)
    Sagamore
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Paco Rabanne pour Homme (vintage)
    Or Black (vintage)
  57. Re: A good, every day, year around niche scent (no Bond or Creed)

    Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
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    Re: Sprayed vs unsprayed Brand new bottle

    You'd be hard pressed to find any perfume company that doesn't tell you such crap.

    "Spray mechanisms are by the very nature of their construction air proof. If air is going to get into your ...
  59. Re: New times for Guerlain: better start looking after something new?

    Definitely.

    Looking at their complete range, the competent job of maintaining the classics, Guerlain is still the greatest perfume house in the world. Just noticed Sous le Vent was removed from...
  60. Re: What should I get next? Strong, powerful, androgynous fragrance suggestions needed.

    Leather Oud
    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
    Yatagan
    Bel Ami
    Onda Parfum Extrait
    Jules
    Gold Man
    Bandit
  61. Re: Large Drop in Celeb Scent Sales Reported by Elizabeth Arden

    http://www.kafkaesqueblog.com/2014/02/20/the-global-fragrance-industry-world-markets-popular-fragrances-sales-figures/

    "THE GLOBAL PERFUME INDUSTRY & ITS FUTURE VALUE:

    The global perfume...
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    Re: Perfume that Men love the most on Women?

    In general:

    Florals
    Leather Chypres
    Floral Chypres
    Mossy Woods Chypres

    Intelligent fragrances like vintage formulations of Rive Gauche, Aromatics Elixir, Mitsouko, Joy and Cabochard are the...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Leather Oud (Dior)
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    There are plenty of great fragrances, but regarding something similar in smell, nothing approximates the quality of Patou pour Homme is its original formulation.

    Also, Luca Turin loves Tabac...
  65. Re: New times for Guerlain: better start looking after something new?

    As Bertrand Duchaufour stated: "....they need to get back to their roots".

    As Thierry Wasser implied: doing that is impossible given the prohibitive nature of EU/ IFRA regulations on raw...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Leather Oud (Dior)
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    Re: Current State of Chergui?

    Chergui smells great. A tobacco oriental as immediately recognizable as damn near anything ever made.

    Most of it is a drydown to begin with, but due to the syrupy extended drydown (benzoin,...
  68. Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    The combined life experiences of most Tom Fords and Creeds still can't muster any real mystery or character.

    Aventus - Dish washing liquid.
    Dior Homme Intense - Death by noisome vanilla....
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Sycomore (Chanel)
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    Forgot all about it. Have to go try it again. Don't remember it smelling like Patou pour Homme, though. :-)
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    They definitely aren't the pinnacle of perfumery and I haven't bought a bottle, but the last couple of times I've tried Norne and Sova I've really appreciated them being around. Whether I actually...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Onda Parfum Extrait (Vero Kern)
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    Re: Jubilation XXV horrible longevity and sillage

    May have been reformulated but its unlikely to have affected longevity. It''s never been a loud fragrance, just highly durable and a little closer to the body, which is excellent. The juice from my...
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    Re: Dior Privee Line Weaker ?

    Bought another bottle of Leather Oud two weeks ago. Smells and performs exactly like the other bottle I bought three years ago: Excellent. :-)
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Guerlain Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
    Dior Leather Oud
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    Re: is fragrance a luxury good?

    Luxury

    2 a : something adding to pleasure or comfort but not absolutely necessary <one of life's luxuries>



    “Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the...
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    Re: Fumerie Turque reformulation?

    I have 15mls of the darker juice. The girl who sold it to me told me it was from a recent bell jar. Fortunately it’s not the kind of reformulation that destroys the balance of the fragrance. It’s...
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    Re: Fumerie Turque reformulation?

    Fumerie Turque isn't what it used to be. Who knows exactly, but it's as if the amount of things like styrax, peru balsam, tonka bean and birch tar have been reduced, leaving it more watery, powdery,...
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    Re: Comparable to Chergui, but better?

    Bois Blond is a good fragrance. A little half-baked but it's pleasant and easy to wear. One of the few Parfumerie Generales I like. Amazing you hardly ever hear about it.
    __________

    I'm sure it's...
  80. Always great to see interviews with perfumers....

    Always great to see interviews with perfumers. Thanks !
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    Re: French Kiss, new launch from Guerlain

    +1

    Great to hear from you Mr. G. Your site is looking amazing.
    www.monsieurguerlain.com
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    The original Dior Homme EDT is an seriously great fragrance. It's also the only fragrance Bertrand Duchaufour told an interviewer he wished he had made. Dior Homme Intense is a suffocating vanilla...
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    Re: Thoughts on Vero Profumo's Kiki

    Sugandaraja,

    I relate with all of that.

    Kiki is an amazing fragrance. Same with Onda VdE. You can't go wrong with either of them. The Kiki Extrait I put on several hours ago is rich, diffusive...
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    Re: Thoughts on Vero Profumo's Kiki

    Just tried the extrait again.

    Turin's review. including "strange lavender" "...the slight burnt-sugar off note of lavender absolute...masked by an accord of caramel and opopanax..." and...
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    Re: Professional fresh scent?

    Mugler Cologne
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    Re: Best Amouage for Men

    Just tried Opus 6 again. Drydown's less interesting than the rest of it which is fairly spectacular, but it's an excellent fragrance.
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    Poll: Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    If you like amber you should have both.

    I prefer the drier, less weighty L'Air du Desert Marocain.
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    Re: Best Serge Lutens on a man

    Ambre Sultan
    Cuir Mauresque
    Muscs Koublai Khan
    Bois de Violette
    Iris Silver Mist
    Rose de Nuit
    Chene
    Vetiver Oriental
    Borneo 1834
    Santal de Mysore
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    Zino Davidoff (vintage)

    1986

    Perfumers: Pierre Bourdon & Michel Almairac

    Bergamot, Clary Sage, Lavender, Rosewood
    Geranium, Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, Rose, Iris
    Sandalwood, Cedarwood,...
  90. Re: First time trying Green Irish Tweed and Aventus — complete opposite of what I expected...

    Most people in the perfume industry (perfumers included) consider Cool Water and Green Irish Tweed to be extremely similar. Both were made by one of the greatest perfumers of all-time (Pierre...
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    Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    A lot of people here know about it but most don't, and if they do they don't know the extent of it. It affects some of them a lot more than others. Just because they might seem as "strong" doesn't...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 4, 2014

    Vetiver Essential Oil (doTERRA)
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    Poll: Re: What's your least favorite from Creed?

    The discontinued Vintage Tabarome by a country mile.
  94. Re: Guerlain Heritage and Creed Bois du Portugal.

    I don't love either one but Heritage EDP is a hell of a fragrance.
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    Re: KINSKI: how many fans???

    Not bad. Becomes a little monotonous after a couple of hours. I wouldn't buy it but it's better than average.
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    Re: Best Amouage for Men

    Memoir Man is excellent.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 3, 2014

    Pour un Homme (Caron)

    1934
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    Re: The perfect 10 scent wardrobe???

    Not into perfect wardrobes or perfect anything else, but here's 20 that I like. :-)

    Yatagan
    Songe d'un Bois dEte
    Sycomore
    Habit Rouge
    Leather Oud
    Bel Ami
    Sagamore
    Derby
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, August, 2nd, 2014

    Guerlain Vetiver EDT

    Not as good as the vintage, but still excellent
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    Re: Best Amouage for Men

    Gold Man and Tribute Attar. Jubilation XXV is also excellent. Gold Man is one of the older fragrances with an intricate formula containing a lot of naturals. It's the kind that's impossible to...
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