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  1. Poll: Re: L'eau D'Issey By Issey Miyake vs. Aqua Di Gio

    It smells nothing like the smell of an old church (not that I have a good reference to make the comparison). I have no idea if you have a fake, but all I can say is the "real" L'Eau d'Issey pour...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 1, 2014

    Serpentine by Comme des Garçons
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    Re: Amouage Journey Man: mish-mash

    Just read your review and I must say I agree it is kind of a middling release from Amouage. Not bad at all per se, but ground well-covered many times before -- nothing new to say. I have felt this...
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    Re: Top 5 fav. current fragrances in rotation

    I have no Summer rotation, but my most worn recently are:

    Giorgio for Men (vintage)
    Captain Molyneux (vintage)
    Tzora
    Anat Fritz (original)
    Eau d'E

    Next up:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Vintage Captain Molyneux
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    Re: Similar to Burberry London?

    I would recommend giving Costume National Homme (or the über expensive X for Men by Clive Christian) a sniff. They don't smell the same as London but have similar spicy structures and are far...
  7. Thread: Bold Perfumes

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    Re: Bold Perfumes

    All of these are amazing compositions and will fit the "strong" bill nicely. Portrait of a Lady mentioned earlier while more recent is one of the most potent compositions on the face of the...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Vintage Giorgio for Men
  9. Re: Need help choosing a blind buy between these similar smelling colognes

    I am not of fan of any of them so regrettably I can't offer any help there, but as others have said the four compositions are not really "similar smelling" at all, so blind buying based on liking one...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July, 29th, 2014

    Azemour
  11. Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Boy, who dug up this old fossil? Obviously irrelevant to the OP over 2 years later but as most others have already said they have nothing in common. One is excellent and recommended (vintage...
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    Re: Regime Des Fleurs

    Water/Wood (which smells horrible -- a bizarre synthetic woody mix that nears scrubber territory)
    Turquoise (a white floral led number that smells alright, but far is from desirable)
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    Re: Regime Des Fleurs

    I just got a couple samples in from them today with my LS order... To say I am unimpressed is putting it mildly after trying both on skin. As an aside while hardly an important factor, I think the...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 28, 2014

    Davidoff by Davidoff
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 27, 2014

    Tango by Masque
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    vintage Eau de Metal by Paco Rabanne30023
    Or Black by Pascal Morabito (2014 version)30024
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    Poll: Re: POLL: Best Blu Mediterraneo

    Of those listed none really impressed I'm afraid. That said, Bergamotto di Calabria was probably the one I enjoyed most and did at least smell pleasant enough.
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    Re: S O T D : Saturday -July , 26, 2014 😎💫

    Testing the new version of Cologne Reloaded by Bogue from a sample
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Something old... Balestra pour Homme... And something new, Serpentine by Comme des Garçons.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 25th, 2014

    Testing L'eau du Trente Quatre by Diptyque from a sample.
  21. Re: Any similarties between Bentley Intense and Straight to Heaven?

    No similarities of any consequence to my nose. Bentley for Men Intense is terrific, Straight To Heaven is alright...
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    Re: Best of the best of the 80's

    Maybe different parts of the country had different impressions, but in my neck of the woods back then in high school until Cool Water took off, Polo was the rage (and rightly so). Very few wore...
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    Re: I'm not normally...but...

    I'm not normally a fan of gourmands, but I like Le Speculoos.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Eau d'E by Bogue
  25. Re: Need help wading through all the YSL L'Homme flankers

    They all are completely unimpressive at best, IMO. YSL has some great compositions, but L'Homme and its flankers while very popular mark a low-point for the house to my nose. I would instead look...
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    Re: Questions on l'humaniste

    I recently got a sample of it with a LS order. It was a completely forgettable citrus composition that immediately was put into the ever-growing pile of samples that smell "decent" but don't merit...
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    Re: Naomi Goodsir - Or Du Serail

    The fruit-laced tobacco open and mid sections are absolutely incredible smelling... The base unfortunately is a norlimbanol infused cop out and somewhat spoils the overall effect. Still a very good...
  28. Re: What to Buy for $75- TdH Parfume or the Clones???

    Definitely TdH Pure Perfume
  29. Re: What are your top 3 Cartier Fragrances still in production

    This one...
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    Declaration Cologne
    Declaration d'Un Soir

    In truth, I am not a huge fan of the house...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Azemour by Parfum d'Empire
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    Re: similar to terre d' Hermes?

    He wood Rocky Mountain Wood may very well impress.
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Azemour by Parfum d'Empire29927
  33. Re: Comme Des Garcons - SERPENTINE - A New Fragrance

    I am wearing this one as I write this. To me it is indeed very fresh and airy/ozonic foremost with a very nicely done mild cedarwood base. The composition smells considerably synthetic up top in...
  34. Re: Terre d' Hermes EDT vs. Terre d' Hermes EDT [New Formula] vs. Terre d' Hermes Parfum

    While I haven't been to a Sephora in a while, the last time I was there the tester of TdH on display that I sprayed on one arm smelled and performed exactly the same as the older bottle I own and was...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Serpentine by Comme des Garçons
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    Re: Lalfeogrigio - still available?

    To the best of my knowledge it sold out long ago. I think there were only 8 bottles ever made...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 21, 2014

    Bel Ami Vetiver by Hermès
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Two greats... congrats!
  39. Re: How do you feel about the Ramon Monegal house?

    Kind of a mixed bag for me. Most offerings from the house were good but not great, with a couple outliers on each side of the spectrum. Dry Wood and Mon Cuir complete flops and Entre Naranjos and...
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    Re: Lubin- Korrigan EDP

    The bottle is, but the juice sure isn't, IMO. Too sweet, too powdery and poorly implemented. I thought it would be up my alley when I tried it, but as much as I *wanted* to like it after setting...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 20, 2014

    Final full test of Rozy EdP by Vero Profumo from a sample.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Rozy EdP by Vero Profumo
  43. Thread: Rozy by vero

    by drseid
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    Re: Rozy by vero

    As a big rose composition lover I was a bit surprised and maybe just a tad disappointed that the VdE in particular did not feature rose more prominently. That said, while the two Rozy compositions ...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 18, 2014

    Tzora by Anat Fritz
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    Re: Are the Cheapies Really Worth It?

    This. Since you mentioned Terre d'Hermès as the $75.00 example, that is a pretty high standard. That said, with some digging, many old stock and vintage pre IFRA meddling releases can be found for...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Vendetta pour Homme by Valentino
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    Re: Aramis 900 and Z-14

    I don't find them particularly similar in smell, but they are similarly exceptional smelling, however.
  48. Re: What's the most annoying, screechy, metallic(?), synthetic smelling frag you know of?

    When I think of metallic and annoying, Secretions Manifiques by ELdO, and Mercury by nu_be, the "terrible two" from Antoine Lie have to top the list. The worst things I have ever sniffed.
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Tango by Masque29786
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    Re: Have you ever thrown bottles away?

    I have done it on one or two occasions over the years. I primarily give those from my collection I don't enjoy enough away to friends.
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    Re: Fragrence Advice

    For me, none on your list are "must haves". The only one I would wear is Burberry London, and I don't remember it being much of a projector... That said, if all of those are *your* favorites, then...
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    Re: S O T D : Wednesday , July 16, 2014 😜

    Coeur de Vetiver Sacré
  53. Re: L'Artisan vs Penhaligon's vs Comme des Garçons

    Comme des Garçons easily for me... While I don't own any of their compositions yet, many are easily purchase worthy, IMO. Avignon is probably my favorite, but most of the compositions in the...
  54. Re: L'Artisan - which one to get first out of the following 4:

    Al Oudh
  55. Re: Style Arabia - Beauty Guide - Luca turin reviews Paco Rabanne, Lubin, and Nina Ricci

    Not a Korrigan fan at all. That said, I *would* give the *bottle* 5 stars...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Anat Fritz Original
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    :thumbup::thumbup:
  58. Thread: You get one....

    by drseid
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    Re: You get one....

    1. Amber scent

    Les Nombres d'Or Ambre by Mona di Orio

    2. Vanilla scent

    Les Nombres d'Or Vanille by Mona di Orio

    3. Oud scent
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 14, 2014

    Vintage Captain Molyneux
  60. Re: Any high quality dirty masculine/unisex scent recently released?

    While not my cup of tea, this one immediately comes to mind is extremely high quality.
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    Re: Two picks from Serge Lutens

    La Fille de Berlin
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    Re: Gris Clair = maraschino cherries?

    I don't like it, but it doesn't smell like those to me.
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    Re: 5 greatest male fragrances of all time

    Revising mine as it has been quite a while... I have no idea what "the greatest" are, but these are the compositions specifically marketed to Men that first come to mind out of those I have tried to...
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    Re: S O T D : Sunday, July 13, 2014 😎

    Original vintage Polo by Ralph Lauren
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    Re: S O T D : Saturday, July 12, 2014 😃

    Thankfully the last of my Chaboud samples, Etoile de Lune. This one smells like over-priced baby oil. Boo!
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    Re: similar to terre d' Hermes?

    Tzora by Anat Fritz is a "must try", IMO.
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    Re: Montana Parfum d'Homme

    Yes, there is -- I have a "Red Box" made in Italy. It too smells superb and was a paltry $15 for a 125ml bottle.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 11, 2014

    Coming down the home stretch on my Chaboud sample pack... Today it is Lait de Biscuit. This one is a sugary sweet vanilla gourmand that I am finding difficult to wear.
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    Re: What's WRONG with me?

    You are not alone... I don't like it either, though I respect the opinions of those that do. I did like the open to Memoir Man a heck of a lot but the dry-down was scrubber territory. Just like...
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    It is a 12 piece limited edition that needs to be bought from the company directly via emailing them (at 270 Euros). I couldn't find it on their web site either when I looked... Limited info on the...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July10, 2014

    Testing Fleur de Figuier by Chaboud from a sample.
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum

    I love the original but while the Parfum is certainly well-made and does indeed project like crazy, I find it completely overbearing. The never ending myrrh is a killer... To me, this is a disgrace...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Testing Vert d'Eau by Chaboud from a sample.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel: Why so many negative reviews?

    I find it awful smelling, so I guess I can easily relate to the negative reviews. That said, if you love it, who cares how many negative reviews there are of it?... Just wear and enjoy it!
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Thanks... Right back at yah. :-)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    Sud Est by Romeo Gigli
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    L'Inferno by O'driu and Le Parfum Denis Durand Couture by M. Micallef
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 7, 2014

    Vintage Giorgio for Men by Giorgio Beverly Hills
  79. Re: "The one cologne to rule them all!" Which one is yours?

    Good choice on the YSL pour Homme... That was the first composition that got me to really take an interest when I was a kid. My most frequently worn and longest worn go to vintage Giorgio for...
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    Re: SOTD : Sunday , July 6, 2014 :)

    Testing Innocent Fragilité by Chaboud from a sample.
  81. Re: Are the "Classics" Really that Harsh or are Most Men Simply...

    I debated whether to even post this after seeing the earlier motorcycle posting that implied someone is "less manly" if they use protective gear while riding, but here goes... Two of my direct...
  82. Re: Are the "Classics" Really that Harsh or are Most Men Simply...

    That just about sums things up nicely...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, July 5, 2014

    Testing Lait de Vanille by Chaboud from a sample and hating every minute of its super-sugary sweet vanilla assault.
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    Re: CDG 2 Man or Eau Sauvage Parfum

    They are very different but of the choices 2Man by far. My reason? It smells good and Eau Sauvage Parfum doesn't, IMO.
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    Re: Some like it HOT! (Pepper in scents)

    For spicy red pepper Padparadscha by Satellite is a great one. For pink pepper spicy, Tzora by Anat Fritz is incredible smelling.
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Lalfeo Oro by O'driù
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 4, 2014

    Testing Mysterious Oud by Chaboud from a sample.
  88. Re: Which niche fragrances would you give 10/10 for sillage/projection?

    Portrait of a Lady puts most others to shame projection and sillage-wise.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

    Testing Chic et Bohème by Chabaud from a sample.
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    Re: Halston Z-14 vintage - recent purchase

    Vintage Z-14 is indeed fantastic stuff and as vintage bottles can still be had for silly money it represents one of the best values in fragrance, IMO.
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    Re: Scent of 150-year-old perfume re-created at NJ laboratory

    Kind of my thoughts too... This sounds like a losing proposition.
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    Re: Best Fragrance for Las Vegas

    I think Havana by Aramis a good fit...
  93. Re: Summer suggestions for lover of original Polo?

    Seek out one of the relatively inexpensive vintage 30ml bottles of Captain Molyneux on eBay and thank me later. It should be absolutely right up your alley. The key here is buying the vintage...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

    Testing Eau Ambrée by Chabaud from a sample.
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    Re: Or du Serail Eau de Parfum by Naomi Goodsir

    Quite unisex. The open and mid sections are extremely impressive... Unfortunately the late dry-down is a complete cop out and ruins it. What a shame...
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    Re: So I tried Aventus

    I didn't care for it at first... And I still don't care for it. I too feel it is quite smoky birch heavy and unimpressive.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, June 30, 2014

    Rose L'Orange by April Aromatics
  98. Re: Whats the quickest amount of time you returned/sold a fragrance after receiving it and what was

    White Hall by Hugh Parsons was sold the same day it was received... I immediately knew it wasn't for me.
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    Poll: Re: Jardin Sur Le Nil vs. Terre D'Hermes

    Disimilar, but Terre d'Hermès is easily the better smelling.
  100. Re: Leathers have always eluded me. Some suggestions?

    If searching for a softer leather, Cuir de Nacre by Ann Gérard is certainly worth sniffing...
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