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    Re: Looking for signature scent for a man

    Creed Irish Tweed or Chanel Egoïste might work.
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir EDP

    No, no great similarities.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    A great scent, especially for that price.
  4. Re: Need advice; Hermes Bel Ami or Bel Ami Vetiver or Cuiron pour Homme Helmut Lang

    Bel Ami.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    The Roja is very nice indeed.
  6. Thread: Angel Men/A*Men

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    Re: Angel Men/A*Men

    And a case where some of the flankers are nicer than the original.
  7. Thread: Eau Sauvage

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    Re: Eau Sauvage

    The old EdT was one of my father's favourites, and he was right. A great scent.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrance Discussion

    Profit - short-term mainly - vs. quality and long-term reputation. Spot on.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    A great classic.
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    Re: Just got my Interlude Man

    Probably better in an office setting.
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    Re: Just Tried The House of Guerlain

    Coriolan is a Guerlain I like a lot.
  12. Thread: Eau Sauvage

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    Re: Eau Sauvage

    I concur. I hope I am not biased: the vintage one was one of my father's favourites.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrance Discussion

    Also: they were made by more artisanal houses who aimed at long-term reputation and were less aiming at short-term profit maximisation than many of today's multinational designer corporation to whom...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrance Discussion

    Also: they were made by more artisanal houses who aimed at long-term reputation and were less aiming at short-term profit maximisation than many of today's multinational designer corporation to whom...
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    Re: Just Tried The House of Guerlain

    On the long run it is worth trying the vintage versions too.
  16. Thread: Eau Sauvage

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    Re: Eau Sauvage

    Agree.
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    Re: Just got my Interlude Man

    The newer one I tried was lighter too.
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    Re: Ylang ylang fragrance recommendations?

    The Le Labo is nice. Maybe Caron's Nuit de Noël.
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    Re: What to buy from Guerlain?

    I like Après l'Ondee.
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    Re: Please Help with L'Occitane

    EdB is being reformulated.
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    Re: Masculine orientals that arent powdery?

    Balenciaga pour Homme is sensational.
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    Re: Please Help with L'Occitane

    Eau de Baux for cooler weather, Verveine for warmer days.
  23. Re: Need advice; Hermes Bel Ami or Bel Ami Vetiver or Cuiron pour Homme Helmut Lang

    Bel Ami.
  24. Re: What are your favorite "suit and tie" fragrances?

    Creed Vintage Tabarome & Cuir de Russie, Chanel CdR (vintage), Djedi, Ombre Noir, Tabac Blonde, Windsor.
  25. Re: Chanel Allure Homme - Overshadowed by its flankers

    Regarding the original I am on Luca Turin's side. I enjoy the Edition Blanche a lot though.
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    Re: Versace Pour Homme Oud Noir VS The One

    The One.
  27. Re: Jermyn Street by Floris: Anyone Try it Yet?

    Is on my list.
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    Re: Scents that basenotes forgot (or lost momentum)

    Yes, Creed causes quite a bit of GITdiness.
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    Re: Masculine orientals that arent powdery?

    By Jove, one of my favourites! A splendid scent.
  30. Re: How is Dior Homme Intense in term of compliments?

    Got a couple.
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    Re: Masculine orientals that arent powdery?

    Absolutely, a nice scent.
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    Re: What to Wear on a Flight

    Small samples to try on the flight.
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    Re: Scents that basenotes forgot (or lost momentum)

    Definitely Tobacco Vanille
  34. Re: Royal Exclusives in 2.5 oz. bottles in November!

    The free refill travel atomisers were offered again this year.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Amber Absolute is a favourite of mine.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrance Discussion

    Djedi had been discontinued and was re-issued as a limited edition in, I believe, 1996, and in that context I heard the term "vintage" used for the original edition. I do not recall all the details...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrance Discussion

    Only very rarely as reformulations were not that rampant. In the 90s with Djedi I heard the term.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    A versatile classic.
  39. Sticky: Re: Recently Discontinued/ Due To Be Discontinued Fragrances......???

    Maybe as long as stock lasts. LVMH can discontinue whole lines in one swoop - see Fendi.
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    Re: Notes in perfumes and personality traits?

    That might be the case inititially for many people, but with more reflection and knowing many more fragrances, one can choose them according the occasion, season, weather, as well as one's own mood.
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    Re: Half a year in... What do you think...

    Yup, an unfortunate approach used by some producers. Sometimes the fragrance is reformulated without notice.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrance Discussion

    The new Egoïste is great, the Vintage - divine!
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    Re: Let's talk Chanel....

    And not part of LVMH.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrance Discussion

    Basenotes.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrance Discussion

    In my experience it is definitely worth it.
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    Re: The Quest For THE Vetiver Cologne

    Welcome to the show. It's a great crowd of aficionados here!
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes questions

    Thanks for sharing this - I wasn't aware of this.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrance Discussion

    Thanks for sharing this.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Hear, hear! Being solely guided by what others like might have its disadvantages...
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    Re: Perfume as insect repellant

    Just repelled an insect attack a few days ago with Fendi.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    A great classic scent in my spring rotation.
  52. Sticky: Re: Recently Discontinued/ Due To Be Discontinued Fragrances......???

    Yup, the usual superfluous game.
  53. Sticky: Re: Recently Discontinued/ Due To Be Discontinued Fragrances......???

    Thanks for the warning - just got some.
  54. Sticky: Re: Recently Discontinued/ Due To Be Discontinued Fragrances......???

    LVMH. The bottom line - see the Fendi Saga.
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    Re: Tabarome Millesime

    It is part of my spring rotation, but also good for summer days that are not too hot.
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    Re: Moving to niche perfumes!

    Maybe Monsieur Balmain, Chanel Allure Homme Édition Blanche, Creed Bois de Cédrat. Most citrus scents don't last that long though.
  57. Re: Mature work fragrance for a young professional, also something a little more date like for night

    Great evening choice. For daytime maybe Creed Green Irish Tweed?
  58. Re: Vintage Fragrances...just a personal experience

    RL Monogram, KL Homme and especially Egoïste Cologne Concentree are truly wonderful indeed.
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    Re: Tips For Cleaning Your Glass Perfume

    Thank you, a great post and very helpful.
  60. Re: I say vetiver, earthy, dark and subtly sweet, You say ...

    Vintage Guerlain.
  61. Poll: Re: Which of These Basenotes "Masterpieces" Do You Prefer to Wear?

    Not my favourites but probably Encre Noir - maybe.
  62. Re: Name the fragrance, having a "special" place in your heart.

    Creed Vintage Tabarôme and Dior Eau de Sauvage - memories of my late father.
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    Re: Chanel Cuir de Russie Parfum, EDT, or Both

    Like the vintage was compared to today's version.
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    Re: Cologne before bed

    Sometimes, but a room fragrance is nice too.
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    Re: The Quest For THE Vetiver Cologne

    Molinard.
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    Re: What Are Your Top Picks Under 40 Bucks?

    Dhi.
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    Re: Is there a lighter version of Fahrenheit?

    This one.
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    Re: Incense. leather and smoke

    Epic Man, Memoir Man.
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    Re: Woodsy Masculine Fragrance Recommendation?

    I can second Creed's Bois du Portugal.
  70. Re: i need advice for extremely strong and long lasting fragnances.

    Amouage Interlude Men, Knize 10, Creed Royal Delight.
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    Re: Got my Amber absolute today

    Good news.
  72. Re: Tom Ford Amber Absolute – Reissued as a Harrods exclusive

    Yes, that would be a shame. One of my favourite TFs.
  73. Re: New YSL fragrance: Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de L’Homme Intense

    Not my favourite YSL.
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    Re: G'bye Itlain Cypress

    TF used to work for Gucci - then the Gucci fragrances were much better.
  75. Re: What was your first fragrance that you bought for yourself that was marketed for women?

    Tabac blonde
  76. Re: What do you dislike the most about your fragrance hobby?

    Storage space and cost.
  77. Re: Best Suggestions For Blind Buying-Designer, Niche-Current or Vintage

    In Asia the airport shops in Dubai and in Abu Dhabi have great selections - found some old Amouage Attars there. Try DIOR Homme Intense, Hermes Eau d'Orange Vert, and some Le Labos - their City...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrance experts, I need your help.

    Yes, $200 sounds realistic. A size not often found.
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    Re: Amouage post reformulations

    These are the best of the Opus series, I totally agree.
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    Re: Good deep spice scent?

    Yes, the vintage version was better. Maybe try Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme?
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    Re: A couple of Memoir Man questions

    Thank depends on where you buy it and how old the bottle is. Some Amouage's seem to have been changed and thinned out a bit more recently, but I am not so sure about Memoir Man. Maybe sampling in a...
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    Re: Let me introduce myself...

    Possibly Dior Homme Intense, Amouage Epic Man and Interlude, Chanel Egoiste (the original in the black box).
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    Re: Can anyone recommend any good Rose-Oud combos?

    Tiziana Terenzi's Rose Gold Oudh.
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    Hear, hear - I agree. These older scents were...

    Hear, hear - I agree. These older scents were much better.
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    Re: Winter/ Night scents?

    DIo Homme Intense, small bottle.
  86. Re: Opinions on Creed Millesime 1849... for a 17 Year Old

    Go for it!
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    Re: How do you organize your collection?

    By season, then occasion, then house.
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    Re: Best Dior fragrance?

    DHI, Vetiver, Eau Sauvage Extreme Intense.
  89. Re: Do you pick a fragrance to wear based on the color of clothings you are wearing that day?

    Not directly, but as the season influences my clothing and also the scents I am wearing, there will be associations between the two.
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    Re: Amouage Memoir vs Epic Man

    Epic man.
  91. Re: Name your best leather (forget the "again?" - Keep on reading)

    Would agree with Tuscan Learyer and SMN's Spanish Leather, and Cardin's Centaur Cuir Blanc.
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    Re: Creed Winsdor to be re-released July 2015

    Interesting information - I also expect a bit of a difference, as there was between the two Windsor releases.
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    Re: Amouage, Serge Lutens and Tom Ford

    Similar here, although probably TF Amber Absolute.
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    Re: Classics true to original formula?

    Yup, and Devin too.
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    Re: The Amouage Experiment

    Same here - with the original version.
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    Re: Guerlain Homme discontinuation

    Not a bad one - shame it's gone.
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    Re: Royal oud or original santal

    Royal Oud for me.
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    Re: Do you consider Bond No 9 and Creed niche?

    The border between niche and designer scent is not always very sharply delineated. Perry Ellis started as a fashion designer who developed a multidimensional corporation, and a $10,000 PE scent...
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    Re: Do you consider Bond No 9 and Creed niche?

    Both are not made by major design houses that see fragrances a lucrative way of increasing their profits that were originally made in other industries, like leathergoods (Louis Vuitton, Hermes) or...
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    Re: Need to expand my repertoire

    I can second Chanek Allure pour Homme Edition Blanche as well as Ferré's Bergamotto Marino - both are in my core rotations. Others I love are Creed's Bois de Cédrat and Selection Verte - sublime...
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