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    It's great. I just sampled it at NM in Vegas,...

    It's great. I just sampled it at NM in Vegas, although they had no bottles yet to sell....

    Lasted forever ( until AM shower). Oud opens it up, but the saffron and patchouli are what dominate the...
  2. This.

    This.
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    Our noses must be different....

    Our noses must be different....
  4. Personally I think they are completely in the...

    Personally I think they are completely in the wrong. We can all jump on you for not assuming the product would be less than perfect at a steep discount, but it should be clearly spelled out in the...
  5. Lavender fragrance? I might need to revisit...

    Lavender fragrance? I might need to revisit this......
  6. Eau d'hermes? Pour un Homme par Caron?

    Eau d'hermes?
    Pour un Homme par Caron?
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    Thanks for all the great responses. I need to...

    Thanks for all the great responses.

    I need to give Brin a few more proper wearings, as it seemed fleeting to me. I really enjoy the lavender opening, and the anise left me wanting more, 30 mins...
  8. I let out all the stops with samples: you will...

    I let out all the stops with samples: you will never have to hold back on 100ml. If I really want to evaluate a sample, I unleash 5-7 sprays on a clean wrist after work and follow the development...
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    Ambre Narguile is plenty boozy to me, and +2 for...

    Ambre Narguile is plenty boozy to me, and +2 for TV
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    Hermessence is breaking me

    So I went to the Hermes boutique in Seattle to buy 100ml of Paprika Brasil, sniffed around, and left with 100ml of Ambre Narguile, and 4x15ml of Brin de Reglisse, Vetiver Tonka, and 2 of Paprika ( to...
  11. Narciso Rodriguez for men

    Narciso Rodriguez for men
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    I completely agree, each scent that I have bought...

    I completely agree, each scent that I have bought seems to have a bit o nasty in it. That "fresh" idea is maybe why I am drawn to this house so much lately.
    I don't get a ton of cumin in rose 31,...
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    Sweaty note in Rose 31

    I have been wearing rose 31 alot lately and I absolutely love it....
    But there is something in it that smells like an old man's musty, dried-sweat chunky christmas sweater? That and crayons. For...
  14. Hahaha thats a great line, i am gonna steal it.

    Hahaha thats a great line, i am gonna steal it.
  15. I have never heard of Encens et Lavande....color...

    I have never heard of Encens et Lavande....color me intrigued. Sounds like a killer combo. Caron PunH with some muscle?
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    It's only fleeting (10 mins....) and subtle....

    It's only fleeting (10 mins....) and subtle. Trust me the drydown is gorgeous! No hints of female bits at all...
  17. I tried It today after reading your post: 2 drops...

    I tried It today after reading your post: 2 drops into a quarter of neutrogena daily defense and coated my arms. It was good, but still made me a bit self conscious in a crowded place: that stuff is...
  18. If you are after something in the egoist platinum...

    If you are after something in the egoist platinum and bleu: you will not get much more longevity in other comparable scents.
    You want a mind blowing longevity, try Antaeus ( vintage in particular.)...
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    I have a vintage Antaeus balm that's stronger...

    I have a vintage Antaeus balm that's stronger than the edt. Great longevity and sillage
  20. Make that + 4 on the Geranium pour Monsieur. Very...

    Make that + 4 on the Geranium pour Monsieur. Very toothpaste minty. I personally find it difficult to find an occasion for it, but it's an interesting scent that is unique
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    Here is Turins review: Some years back I got...

    Here is Turins review:

    Some years back I got a crisply-written email from a young woman in the US who explained that she was selling her soiled panties on the Internet to pay for her (college,...
  22. Thanks, will do. I am always down for a new patch...

    Thanks, will do. I am always down for a new patch hunt!
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    Cacio, I have not read LT's review of Oud 27, but...

    Cacio, I have not read LT's review of Oud 27, but it sounds entertaining.

    I really like le labo these days. I couldn't handle patchouli 24, an I LOVE patchouli. I also didn't love vetiver 46 (it's...
  24. He means dont jump to any final conclusions until...

    He means dont jump to any final conclusions until you have tried more than 2/25 scents....
    _+2 on coromandel, antaeus, egoiste, allure edition blanche, and even allure homme cologne sport. Thats an...
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    Depending on where you are in ohio ( i used to...

    Depending on where you are in ohio ( i used to live near Toledo) it can be crazy humid in thr summer. There are few frags that work well in sweaty heat and freezing winters, but i have been using...
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    I thought i liked Bois Morocain

    But then Le Labo had to go and send me a sample of Oud 27 with my recent santal 33 bottle...there goes another 220 bucks.
    Both scents seem to smell piney out of the bottle, but oud 27 becomes an...
  27. Poll: this...and TV seems to bring alot of praise, if...

    this...and TV seems to bring alot of praise, if thats something you are after...( who doesnt like that once in a while)
  28. Poll: Neither did I. Especially at that pricepoint....

    Neither did I. Especially at that pricepoint. Cuir Beluga was my favorite.
  29. Definitely Borneo1834. The past 2 years has been...

    Definitely Borneo1834. The past 2 years has been a search for the holy patchouli grail. The long line finally ended here for me: this stuff is intoxicating.
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    I can see it. Not identical, but distant cousins.

    I can see it. Not identical, but distant cousins.
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    Re: Top 3 Niche for Summer

    Vetiver extraordinaire
    Rose 31 (thick but possible at night)
    Cuir de Russie
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, May 25, 2011

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.12201.jpg
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    Re: Similar to YSL L'homme but...

    Fahrenheit 32
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    Re: Vetyver by L'Occitane

    I hate this rubbish. Smells like dirty old tonka and vanilla beans are drowning any hint of earthy vetiver goodness. Meh.
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    Re: Your Summer romantic/date scent?

    Tam Dao. Works 60 % of the time: all the time
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    Re: Rush Replacement

    +2222222
    on the tumult, also kenzo tokyo
  37. Re: Pick 2-3 from my wardrobe to take on cruise this week

    You must take two:
    Grey Vetiver for the cool breeze in the evenings
    Ved Vetiver for the basking in the sun:
    And then buy something the first night on the boat in their store: it will forever be...
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    Re: Santal 33 by Le Labo - New Fragrance

    I love this stuff. I have had it for a couple of weeks.
    It opens with a bit too much metallic violet that is so sharp it stings....

    But it seems to skip the heart and jump into a base that does...
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    Re: Pomegranate Noir by Jo Malone

    No....its good. I agree with you.
    I have sampled alot of Jo's frags, and only bought Amber and Lavender, Pomegranate Noir and I special ordered the Amber and Patchouli from her website (blind buy,...
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    Re: Le Labo does it again.....

    Weird...I just ordered Patchouli 24 on April 27th.....200 bucks. Just checked today, 220. This price hike was literally in the last 3 days.
  41. +2...i smell amber and vanilla and patchouli.

    +2...i smell amber and vanilla and patchouli.
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    Re: Best Bottle Design in the Universe!

    Agreed....wow that bottle is cool....is the juice as good as it looks?
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    I think that's what he meant by least genetically...

    I think that's what he meant by least genetically related
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    Re: I am also disappointed with everyone

    http://www.perfumezilla.com/images_product/cartier-baiser-dragon-body-milk16702.jpg

    I wish more masculine perfumes had more things to add than only deodorant or after shave. I love the choices...
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    Re: Creating Your Own Private Blend

    I have dabbled with essential oils, but the moment I add patchouli or vetiver they completely take over.
    I subsequently gave up.
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    Re: Anyone else not a fan of vetiver?

    Whilst a disliking for Guerlain is *mildly* understandable, its hard to understand disliking Sycomore.
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    Re: Bergamot

    Bath and Body Works used to make a Bergamot and Coriander EdT. Great stuff
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    Re: Best Bottle Design in the Universe!

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/27301.jpg
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    Re: Anyone else not a fan of vetiver?

    .....crickets......crickets.......
  50. Re: Question about Malles French Lover and Geranium Pour Monsieur

    True story...
    I was wearing a suit today (non-3000 dollar Prada:)), and I could smell Geranium pour Monsieur on it. I only have samples and did not recall wearing it with that suit recently....until...
  51. Re: Fragrance gurus...your precious advice needed..

    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin is unique, also I noticed Gucci Pour Homme II in your drobe, have you tried Pour Homme I?
    If you like Encre Noir...
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    Re: I am also disappointed with everyone

    They are not here....hope it will stay that way.
    I understand what you meant, that you had never seen the bottle, and it was an innocent question.
    At first I read it as..."wtf is that, it looks...
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    I agree with the icing on the cake comment. I...

    I agree with the icing on the cake comment. I personally LoVe the Le Labo bottles, but it took alot for me to find the a scent I loved as much as the bottle (rose 31).
    Loving both was icing on the...
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    Cartiers website describes Le Baiser du Dragon as...

    Cartiers website describes Le Baiser du Dragon as a fragrance that takes vetiver, which they deem as traditionally masculine, and gives it a feminine twist. It lists Le Baiser du Dragon as having top...
  55. Re: Fragrance gurus...your precious advice needed..

    +10
  56. Re: Pomegranite Noir...what am I smelling...

    I don't have sequoia and I could not place it, so I bought it. It is very good.
    I now own Amber and Lavender and Pomegranite Noir.

    I asked the SA at Nordstrom AND at Neiman about Amber and...
  57. Re: Inexpensive place to order Tom Ford Private Blend

    You will learn soon enough if you think that is true.

    I cannot tell you from personal experience if any of the cheaper PRIVATE BLENDS are counterfeit, but I was DEFINITELY burned with a bottle of...
  58. Re: Chanel - Coromandel - “Les Exclusifs”

    http://www.interstellar-solutions.co.uk/perfume/images/thierry-mugler-angel-edp-spray-25ml.jpg


    My wife SWEARS I am wearing this when I rock Coromandel
  59. Re: Best men scent with a burnt marshmellow or vanilla basenotes that are unmistakablely manly ?

    Molinard Vanille

    http://www.fragrancesandcosmetics.com.au/Photos/76525.jpg

    No tobacco, pure sweet vanilla, some burnt sugar
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    Poll: Re: Favorite note

    I wonder what Aromi will pick?
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    Re: I am also disappointed with everyone

    Wierd...I missed the past 2 days worth of posts and lookie what I found...

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/266437-Cartier-s-kiss-of-the-dragon-(Le-Baiser-Du-Dragon)-No-like


    At any rate, 2...
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    Re: Fragrance branding/marketing

    Coolness factor of Le Labo is 10/10

    http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/i/Le%20Labo.jpg
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT ~ December 2010

    AGGGHHHH I am going to wish I bought BOTH all Christmas long....they are so different yet still cousins on some level. I didn't have enough money for both...(or at least couldn't buy both without my...
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    I am also disappointed with everyone

    In the spirit of a continuing shift of attention away from Creed and 'panty dropping'

    Why didn't anyone here tell me of this fragrance years ago? DAMN it is good.



    ...
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    Re: About the line of Czech & Speake

    +1
    I recently acquired 88 from a fellow BNer. Great price, too.
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    Re: TOM FORD Private blend

    If I had known Moss Breches had been discontinued....
    I pulled the trigger on Tuscan Leather at the Neimans in San Diego yesterday, and they had EVERYTHING there.....
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT ~ December 2010

    http://talkingmakeup.com/pics/news5/tom1.jpg


    Months of deliberations....TV or TL......
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    Re: L'Heure Bleue for men too?

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
    I will never not have it.
    My Wardrobe is growing FAR faster in the traditional "female" department than Mens.
    Chamade, Black Orchid, Mitsouko, L'Heure Bleue, Coromandel,...
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    Re: Oi, Gents, I gotta tell you....

    I am a bit lost when someone refers to "Your scent.." Besides bollocks, arses and armpits, what essence are we referring to? Face it, someones SCENT is really just fresh sweat, dried sweat, and...
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    Re: Worst Fragrance Names???

    I rather like this name...it seems perfect for the juice
  71. Re: If I had a friend that worked at Dior....

    +2 here
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    Re: Bernard, eww, you smell like soup

    Especially because the girl was trying to poke fun at him in front of her friends, and even they laughed at the response!
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    Re: Hammam Bouquet or CS no. 88?

    http://www.torquato.co.uk/mall/2/pic/it15348900847.jpg

    By a mile. too much powder for me HB
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    Bernard, eww, you smell like soup

    So I know there have been many threads regarding how to reply to a rude comment or reaction, but at church on Sunday I heard one that made me laugh VERY hard.
    There was a group of 20 or so...
  75. Re: What scent inspires you with confidence?

    Mitsouko is the same for me if I am already having a great day, otherwise it makes me a bit self-conscious, looking for a reason to say" yeah- I smell like an old woman, at least one that smells...
  76. Re: Looking for classic 1980s country club scents

    Polo Crest (2 years too late, but I think it fits)
    Azzaro PH
    Santos
    Caron Pour un Homme
    Pour Monsieur
  77. Re: Dear God, is this turning into a Creed forum or something?

    I also back the idea: Grant, can we move the Sticky'd closed pure malt thread above and replace it with "All Things Creed", minus that DB Scott Stapp of course.
    That would decrease the annoyance...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 8, 2010

    thanks do a Cartier Hater i revisited an old friend....

    http://dybeulj0jdhd2.cloudfront.net/lines/images/10001625/old_line_page/100168_Le-Baiser-Du-Dragon-Perfume.jpg?1274216563
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    Re: SotD: Thursday, 9 December , 2010

    http://www.ausliebezumduft.de/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/350x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/C/a/Caron_Parfum_Sacr_Intense_30ml.jpg
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme 1...age?

    Now you're talking sense.
    Aventus is OUT
    Gucci pour Homme is IN.

    Pencil shaving analogies aside this stuff is legendary. It is warm, sophisticated, unique INEXPENSIVE, and a must have in your...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT ~ December 2010

    Word on the street is, Aventus in hand is worth five in the box....;0
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT ~ December 2010

    Looks like there are quite a few Rose31 takers this month...mine is in tomorrow.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT ~ December 2010

    Damn, that is a GREAT day!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  84. Re: Antaeus Reformulated vs Vintage, what are the differences?

    Agreed. I have both, and the former is definitely thicker and more creamy on the base. The newer scent is more crisp and clear. Same species, just subtleties. I doubt you could pick them out if they...
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    Re: Ozone scents

    Hermes Un Jardin Apres la Mousson.
    ozone...and I hate it...but it is an ozone frag to me.
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    Re: Christmas Present

    Terre Hermes
    Encre Noir
    Chanel Egoiste
    Guerlain Vetiver

    All less than (or near 70 bucks)....some pp recs are WAY over that budget.
  87. Re: What frag for my first Carribbean Cruise?

    Aramis Bermuda tonic
    Marc Jacobs for men
    Aramis Cool blend
    Versace Eau fraiche

    all cheap all fit the bill.

    Bermuda Tonic has awesome longevity.
  88. Re: your top 5 fragrance companies not named Creed

    You messed up the order of Dior and Chanel....;) No offense kind sir, I ALMOST like Dior as much as you....well maybe a fraction as much:)
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    Re: Knize Ten at Luckyscent

    I have yet to sample this, and finally a source!
    Thanks for the link.
  90. Re: Any fragrances that if discontinued, you would quit the hobby?

    No way. What in the world would I do without fragrance?
    I spend more time with you guys on here than any other past-time.
    That being said, they better not discontinue Aventus, or i will have...
  91. Pomegranite Noir...what am I smelling...

    I recently tested this twice in the past two days, and it seems like an old friend...

    What is similar to this that I am mistaking it for?
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    Re: Your Best Discovery of 2010?

    Dzongkha
    Sycomore
    Coromadel
    Mure et musc extreme
    Rose 31
    Green Irish Tweed
    Bois 1920 Real Patchouly
    Coeur de Vetiver Sacre
    Tam Dao
    Dior Homme Intense
  93. Re: What scent inspires you with confidence?

    Antaeus and Sycomore
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    Re: Worst Fragrance Names???

    Davidoff The Game
    Givenchy: Play (although the bottle is worse than the name....although not as embarrassing as the Fierce bottle)
  95. Re: bought a new bottle...Jo Malone Amber & Lavender

    Agreed. My favorite of the bunch. Have not had a chance to sample the Amber and Patchouli but it sounds promising.

    I do like Amber and Lavender though.
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    Re: overrated manufragurers?

    Cartier: Santos is a great lavender/bergamot over a sandalwood base, Pasha is a beautifully done Mint, Roadster is a great modern take on mint, Declaration is a classy, well made fragrance steeped in...
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    Poll: Re: Is it worth it guys?

    Its called hyperbole, and quite obviously said tongue-in-cheek.
    SirWill is right, there is a difference between wanting a new fragrance and being 'strapped' for cash. Johnny19's posts have made it...
  98. Re: Post Pictures of Your Fragrance Collection: Part V

    Is Windsor really THAT good? Hmmmmmmm
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    Poll: Re: Is it worth it guys?

    It is interesting that your post reads,
    "Is it worth it guys"
    Is Aventus worth 4 others, or is it worth disregarding a moral or ethical code....I guess you asked for all of these judgemental...
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    Poll: Re: Is it worth it guys?

    Isn't that what he is doing? Like it or not, this is a hustle....but that is not what he was asking our opinions for...

    Johnny19....please...listen to those of us who have been doing this for more...
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