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  1. Re: NEW: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Aqua Vitae Forte

    There's a bit Universalis thrown in it surely. I find it less feminine than any Universalis.
  2. Re: NEW: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Aqua Vitae Forte

    It's way better than the original. I'd rather say this is a new scent instead of being a mere flanker. Highly recommended.
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    Carner Barcelona - Palo Santo

    Has anyone of you had the chance to try this new scent?

    http://carnerbarcelona.com/palo-santo
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    This Kilian scent has a different bottle from the...

    This Kilian scent has a different bottle from the rest of the line? The others seem to me rather similar...
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    Re: Your latest "regret" fragrances?

    The whole Arquiste line is for me a very big thumb down.
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    Re: Have you found a perfect fragrance?

    But to answer the question: yesterday I bought Carven Pour Homme. Not perfect, but it was shocking to find such a good scent at Douglas. It's a really great scent by Kurkdjian, delivers what I want...
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    Re: Have you found a perfect fragrance?

    This is life. I personally simply can't stand Aventus, so much that it was an immediate wash-off all the three times I gave it a chance. Yet it's nice to see that you find it nearly perfection.
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    Re: Jul et Mad - Garuda

    I have small bottles of their first four scents. I was not impressed at all by them. All of them has some throat-scraping component, and don't find them especially natural either. So, I don't think I...
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    Re: Carven Pour Homme 2014

    I bought it today. Really a good sent. One of Kurkdjian's best ever.
  10. Re: Carven Vétiver & Carven pour Homme Relaunches (2014) {New Fragrances} {Men's Cologne}

    Today I had the chance to try the Carven PH. I must say I'm totally hooked. I don't now the vintage, but this one is quite different from those I've recently tried. I find it FBW.
  11. Re: Just tried Pure Havane, what a piece of junk!! :/

    This.
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    Re: Pineider fragrances

    I've seen no other size so far.
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    Pineider fragrances

    None of their six scents have a single comment. Not worth to write about? Too difficult to have some samples? Have anobody any opinion on their perfumes?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Poll: Re: Amouage Honour VS Amouage Epic

    After the initial pepper-burst, Honour is an extremely elegant, ethereal scent. Epic was a scrub.
  15. Re: a scent that you like but others/most don't seem to like

    Count me too :) From a sample pack with Amouage, Serge Lutens, Armani Prive, Loewe, Aigner - this is what I find bottle-worthy. I see the extremely damning reviews, too bad :) We are different,...
  16. Re: Annick Goutal Nuit Étoliée Eau de Toilette vs Parfum

    Yes, definitely I found both on their official homepage.
  17. Re: Annick Goutal Nuit Étoliée Eau de Toilette vs Parfum

    Thank you for the valuable comments :) I won't buy the EdT, but I give a chance to the EdP then.
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    Re: What have you STILL not tried?

    The Oliver & Co. line. Luckily in Hungary a company carries it, so it takes just time...
  19. Annick Goutal Nuit Étoliée Eau de Toilette vs Parfum

    If someone has had the chance to try (perhaps own) both, would you kindly share your ideas on the similarities, differences, etc. Alas, I can test only the EdT, but I found opinions that the parfum...
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    Re: ... Pick your Orange ...

    I've had the chance to sample about 5 of their scents. None of them bottle-worthy. I don't want to continue sampling ELDO.
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    Re: Miller Harris Terre de Bois discontinued?

    First I turned to this high-esteemed and well-informed community :) That will come next.
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    Miller Harris Terre de Bois discontinued?

    I can't find it on their homepage. At a local webshop in my country I find it for a very low price (I trust them) - perhaps that's the reason?
  23. Re: What's your favorite fragrance from Profumum Roma?

    Hands down Antico Caruso. But the initial, rather unplesant phase is too long...
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    Re: Most overrated fragrance on Basenotes?

    But nobody dares to utter, fearing the grand infinite torture...
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    Re: Top 5 Designer Fragrances

    Dior Jules (it was nice to see it above)
    Jaipur Homme EdT
    Aigner Black Homme
    Versace Dreamer
    Knize Forest
  26. Thread: Amouage

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    Re: Amouage

    Perhaps Silver Man.
  27. Thread: Ormond Jayne

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    Re: Ormond Jayne

    Ormonde Man is in the top 3 scents I've ever come across.
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    Poll: Re: What's your opinion on Silver Mountain Water?

    Total scrubber.
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    Re: A cool story about a kind BN member

    Generous thing indeed.

    Slightly connected to this topic: recently I've surveyed my samples. Many Xerjoff, JTC, Casamorato 1888, Maison Kurkdjian, Mona d'Orio, Amouage, and the like. Honestly, I'm...
  30. Re: Scents that can be used in the high heat that are not citrus based.

    Green Irish Tweed.
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    Re: Thoughts on Jaipur Homme By Boucheron?

    In my opinion by far less powdery than DHI. I've never felt it to be suffocating at alla, whilst when trying DHI, almost ever.
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    Re: Worst fragrance I've ever encountered is...

    My latest real shock is undoubtedly Penhaligon's Bayolea. I'm in a real disbelief. They've built a complete men's grooming line upon this ....? It IS bad. Not disgusting, just bad.
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    Re: Worst fragrance I've ever encountered is...

    Man,kidding? :)
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne Woman used by men

    Thank you guys, indeed. Of course I'll have a sample first. If it's more green, all the better.
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    Ormonde Jayne Woman used by men

    I simply love Ormonde Jayne Man. However, at several places I found that the woman version -which I still don't know - is actually unisex, and is very good either. I wonder if there are guys among...
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    Re: Boucheron Jaipur por homme

    So do I. And among the top 5 ever.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    1. Kurkdjian's APOM Homme
    2. Boucheron Jaipur Homme Edt
    3. Knize Forest
    4. Amouage Honour Homme
    5. L'Artisan Dzing!
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    Re: What is the most you've ever sprayed at once?

    Is Bayolea so weak?
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    Re: More Than Words by Xerjoff

    Having tested about 10 from the Xerjoff lines (Xerjoff, Casamorati 1888, JTC), I find 40 Knots to be the most agreeable to my tastes. Quite unique, well-crafted, longevity is satisfactory.
  40. Re: Parfums de Nicolai New York versus New York Intense -

    I tend to agree. I didn't find the original one especially interesting, yet this new formula I do find a rather different story. Still experimenting with it, but I can see myself wearing it on a...
  41. Re: Looking for a very manly all-year-round fragrance

    Is that still in production?
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    I've had the chance to try it at Douglas this morning. Although without question it belongs to the 'Dior Homme' family, it does exist on its own right. It's a hell of a scent, I say. Deep, dark, with...
  43. Re: MFK APOM Pour Homme - Gorgeous Heaveny Orange Blossom Amber Fragrance

    I'm not sure, but from my recent sample I do suspect that they've changed something in APOM. I bought it in Paris at the Maison when it came out, still there are some drops in the bottle. It's as...
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    Re: Nice smell frag with super projectivity

    Aigner Black
    Kurkdjian APOM
  45. Iris Nazarena is a terrific scent. "The rest -...

    Iris Nazarena is a terrific scent. "The rest - silence".
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I like it a lot, but longevity is quite bad.
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    Re: If you have to choose between these two....

    Still I haven't found a Kilian FBW. So of these two Dia.
  48. Re: Xerjoff Kobe....what an outright excellent scent.

    How different noses can be :) I have APOM, it was my signature scent for two years. Kobe however made me actually sick, I had to wash it off both times I gave it a try. Total disaster to me.
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    Re: Great Men's Fragrances that Feature Immortelle

    Frapin Speakeasy. Lots - I MEAN lots - of immortelle. To my nose it ruins the whole scent, but you might enjoy it.
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    Re: What are you buying next ?

    I'm tempted to buy Amouage Gold Man. Yes, I know............ still, it's such a glorious scent. The Travel set can be bought for a reasonable price at our country's dealer. And I'm after several...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed vs Cool Water

    Celebrating the 1000th post! That is, claiming that no, they are quite different. Go with GIT, forever.
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    Re: Kouros or Mont Blanc Individuel

    None.
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    Re: I think something's wrong with me

    Vetiver turns up my stomach - verbatim. And yet, Escentric Molecules Kinski is very near to be my next signature scent. I recommend it give it a try.
  54. Thread: APOM pour homme

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    Re: APOM pour homme

    http://www.franciskurkdjian.com/men-s-fragrances_2_apom-homme-for-him__aph.html?lang=2
  55. Thread: APOM pour homme

    by Sandy
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    Re: APOM pour homme

    For about two years I used it nearly exclusively, my first real signature scent. Now I've been running out of the bottle, I'm trying to find a new signature - not easy, so much did (and do) like it....
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    Re: Givenchy Gentlemen Only

    Only tried it once, but definitely stands out from the recent designer scents. Still I don't know if it's bottle-worthy, but for office I reckon it's ideal. Just don't try to compare to the original....
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    Re: KINSKI - Love and hate baby

    I have still just a sample, based on that I feel the same, too. I hope that spraying from the bottle, applied generously, would result in better longevity. I think this is the kind of scent which is...
  58. Re: What would your Mother like you to wear tomorrow !?

    ... OR unless I live in Hungary.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother%27s_Day
  59. Re: What would your Mother like you to wear tomorrow !?

    Are you sure you're not a week late?
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    Re: KINSKI - Love and hate baby

    It's a really great scent. I don't see the comparison with Kouros, nevertheless.
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    Re: Versace Eros - Extremely Disappointed

    I didn't find anything pleasant or interesting in it. Washed it off, will never try it again.
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    Re: Muscs Koublai Khan

    No wonder. Regarding what I think about MKK, to be (seriously) drunk is the only state of mind I think one would find MKK fantastic :) Just kidding boy. You've found the most important aspect of this...
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    Re: Time to play a little game...

    Well, I don't care how many Molecule and/or Escentric Iso-propil-metil-poopil juice would come out from the lab of Geza Schoen. But Kinski is the strongest candidate to be my new signature scent. I...
  64. Re: My fragrance journey has come to and end. My last bottle.

    Sometimes we get fed up with all our life. Sometimes with just a slice of it. I wish you that you find enough pleasure and happiness in what you still have - friends, family, anything else.
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    Re: Time to play a little game...

    I wouldn't hurt anyone, I hope this IS just a play :) Well, so diptyque would deserve what you say...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Escentric Molecules Kinski. A hauntingly beautiful Vetiver scent. I can't smell the dirty, animalic side of it, which is mentioned sveeral times.
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    Re: The ultimate incense war

    I miss from this list Etro's Messe de Minuit. A truly gothic, cold, almost frightening incense scent.
  68. Re: Fragrances you had to buy bottles of after first sniff

    Only once: Kurkdjian's APOM Homme.
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    Re: Terre or Voyage d'Hermes?

    I never really liked any of them, but now I've found Kinski from Escentric Molecules and I dare say that Kinski is what these two should have been. I highly recommend it give it a try before you...
  70. Re: What is that one cologne you can safely say "it is one of a kind!"

    Agreed.
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes...

    This is the first time I try Kinski from a sample, but I dare say I AM hooked. I never did care for TdH or Red Vetiver, but Kinski is in another league in my opinion. A very-very nice scent. It's me...
  72. Re: If you like Profumum Roma Arso, you'll also like...

    Although I tried Duro years ago, but as a can recall, perhaps that's the nearest. But Amouage Interlude is a good take, either.
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    Poll: Re: Poll for best fragrance from Amouage!

    Here I am :) I find Honour Man to be the best one by miles.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2013

    Now that you have and probably use Aura Maris, what's your opinion about it? I'm on the fence...
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    Re: Worst Niche Line And Why ?

    More generally, about all the niche houses I've come across I find rather disappointed. When I read threads like this one, and find different names, I usually think "that's right" and "well, how true...
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    Re: Anything close to a forest?

    Profumum Thundra. Look what's written at luckyscent about that frag - I completely agree:

    "A solitary walk through a cool, damp forest, just after the rain. You can smell the rich earth as it...
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    Re: Your Favorite or Best Citrus

    With due respect I don't clearly see why are there so many vetiver-mentions in this thread.
  78. Thread: Jardin D'Amalfi

    by Sandy
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    Re: Jardin D'Amalfi

    Bud, there are times when we basenoters don't understand each other :) I've just seen that the 'best man scent ever' is Aventus. I can't see myself to list it within the best 200... it seems that not...
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    Re: Best Amber Fragrance for Men

    I've been experiencing with my Ambre Topkapi, but each time I find it synthetic. You don't feel it?

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    For a time I have one and only answer to these amber-questions:...
  80. Thread: Jardin D'Amalfi

    by Sandy
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    Re: Jardin D'Amalfi

    I found it really beautiful for a woman.
  81. Thread: Pornography...

    by Sandy
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    Re: Pornography...

    I proudly inform you that the juice in the bottles was created by my friend, The Hungarian Nose, the talented Zsolt Zólyomi.

    http://www.leparfum.hu/productlist/?cpath=41
  82. Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    Kurkdjian's APOM Homme.
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite tobacco?

    My vote went for Fumerie Turque - too bad that I have so strong allergic reactions that I can't wear it.
    Apart from that one, the next one might be Herod from Marly, missing from the list. A bit...
  84. Thread: Luxury Brands!

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    Re: Luxury Brands!

    http://www.luckyscent.com/

    A good start. Choose whichever you want.
  85. Thread: Invasion Barbare

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    Re: Invasion Barbare

    You'll find comments/reviews connecting IB to Fahrenheit. According to my previous post, in my view the connection is more apt to Quimbaya, though Fahrenheit is not far-fetched either. I'm curious if...
  86. Thread: Invasion Barbare

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    Re: Invasion Barbare

    I can remember a scent which has a kind of similar character - Jean Pascal's Quimbaya. I never could warm up to it, perhaps it was too sharp where IB is mellow, perhaps it was too near to Fahrenheit...
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    Re: Amouage Gold Man Blind Buy

    I don't find it to be a good idea - just from my own experience. Just like someone above, I have a sample for about 4 years, once one a quarter-year I spray it on my wrist, just to see if I've...
  88. Thread: Invasion Barbare

    by Sandy
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    Re: Invasion Barbare

    You never can tell. Some say Puredistance M is the greatest thing since the sliced bread, yet I found it so food-spice-like that I had simply no idea how others don't smell it :) Go after your own...
  89. Thread: Invasion Barbare

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    Re: Invasion Barbare

    Free? :)
  90. Thread: Invasion Barbare

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    Re: Invasion Barbare

    No question: the single very best scent I've ever come across. I don't think I'm snobbish just because of the MDCI name: I don't understand Chypre Palatin, washed it off - period. Ambre Topkapi - I...
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    Re: Chypre Palatin and IFRA

    To my greatest surprise and joy, my country's first niche-oriented shop has just begun carrying the MDCI line. And my three samples are already on the way :) I'm extremely curious about IB and CP -...
  92. Yesterday I gave one more chance to Aventus from...

    Yesterday I gave one more chance to Aventus from my official Creed sample. After an hour I had to wash it off. How nice it is we are so different:)
  93. Re: if you went with 2 houses for life, what 2 would you pick ?

    Surely Kurkdjian's Maison and probably Guerlain.
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    Re: Creed And The Hype ?

    With due respect I find the best way to avoid/disregard the hype is trying Creed scents and judging yourself. And not to swim with the current - either direction :)

    As for me, the only Creed I...
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    Re: What is your #1 head turning scent?

    Never in my life received I as many favorable comments/inquiries as during the years I worn APOM Homme exclusively.
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    Re: Amouage Beloved Man

    I don't know Honour woman, but in my books Honour man is in the three most luxurious scents I've come across in 25 years.
  97. Re: Recommendation from the house of Amouage, Creed or Guerlain

    From Amouage by miles the most elegant, ethereal, luxury scent which would do in your profession is Honour Man. For selling luxury watches I think these are about the most important features.
    From...
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite neroli/orange blossom?

    My signature scent APOM Homme - no question.
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    Re: Need a fresh, pleasant, spicy scent

    Man, you actually have an Invasion Barbare sample? Now I realize I owe samples to you.... in change of that :)

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    They are anything but fresh - especially the Goodsir.
  100. Re: What are your most regrettable fragrance purchases thus far ???

    I'm with you in this. The new Frapin Speakeasy surely a nice scent, but after a while it's about nothing but immortelle - it simply turns my stomach.
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