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    Re: non coniferous 'green' scents

    True for some of us but others perceived such scents mostly as "barbershop" rather than green.
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    Re: non coniferous 'green' scents

    Bobby Jones Cologne.
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    Re: CGIT is there only one kind of it?

    Could be some old gray market stock or a fake - who knows? If you call them and ask if a batch number is inscribed in the glass, that might help figure out if it's real, at least.
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    Re: Coolwater replacement?

    Lately I've preferred Corinto Rouge or Stardust for Men when seeking this general type of composition, but if you buy new, for example Wings for Men by GBH (which is similar but really strong), you...
  5. Re: Newbie advice for man with poor sense of smell?

    I don't think anyone can tell you for sure what might work. However, I do think I have a "trick" that I think is likely to work, which involves layering very different types of scents. For example,...
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    Re: Question for wonderful basenoters!

    Never tried the recent stuff; I suggest looking for a Rivera Concepts one to be on the safe side.
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    Re: Coolwater replacement?

    Also, there's one of the Cubano scents, probably at least one Cuba, and a Cafe (forgot which one, along with 24 Morning or whatever it's called - by MCM, and I think Statement by Aigner).
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    Re: Coolwater replacement?

    Another idea is Caribbean Joe for Men, according to at least a few BNers.
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    Re: Layering experiment

    I've found that if a scent is weak you can spray it high on the chest and then spray another one below it. They both might be weak but the lower one often "amps up" the higher-placed one. There...
  10. Re: New found respect for current version guerlain vetiver

    Yes, there have been so many obvious reformulations that go along with a design change that the absence of a reformulation seems to be the exception rather than the rule!
  11. Re: "The demise of..." thread: what has been losing ground?

    Yes isn't it cute how something super dangerous gets a label yet something that causes a touch of redness on the skin in a tiny percentage of people is more or less banned. It's a good example of...
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    Re: The 80s Return According To This Article

    Problem is, "clone" companies beat them to it, and you can probably find a better clone (at low prices) of the vintage than what's in the reformulated/new bottle! It's a marketing ploy, IMO, but of...
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    Re: Question Regarding Musc Ravageur

    To me the vintage version didn't come across as much more than a typical niche amber scent, so I think it's a big waste of money unless it's precisely what you are seeking.
  14. Re: "The demise of..." thread: what has been losing ground?

    Somehow I missed all the "golden age" masterpiece scents released from 2015 to the present! LOL.
  15. Re: "The demise of..." thread: what has been losing ground?

    They seem to be going in a more gourmand-ish direction.
  16. "The demise of..." thread: what has been losing ground?

    There are plenty of threads that seem to reflect what's on the way up, for example, how many about a rose/oud scent have their been? I'm curious about what members perceive to be in decline, whether...
  17. Re: Yesterday and Today: CAPUCCI pour Homme (from 1967)

    I noticed a flanker called L'Homme Sauvage or something like that. There are only a few reviews but they all complain of next to zero longevity. Anybody tried that one?
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    Re: Help with Collection Diversification

    You can add more marketed to women, such as Black Sugar.
  19. Re: Yesterday and Today: CAPUCCI pour Homme (from 1967)

    I think you meant "compare." In Italian, compare is confrontare, so I can see how that mistake was made. I wouldn't want to think there's going to be a "ultimate fight" between those two bottles! ...
  20. Re: help me pick one or two perfumes I'm getting for free

    Because of reformulations, I'd just go for ones that would be best for swaps or reselling purposes.
  21. Thread: Derby question

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    Re: Derby question

    I have one from a few years ago and it reminds me of vintage Fendi Uomo, at least at one point in its development. I haven't tried vintage Derby.
  22. Re: Sauvage or Aventus, for those who don't think much of either one?

    Were you wearing Sauvage or Aventus at the time?
  23. Re: Sauvage or Aventus, for those who don't think much of either one?

    I don't know why the question is "trolling." Everyone knows that scents as widely distributed as these two aren't liked by all humans! Because they are very popular, there is no social pressure to...
  24. Re: Sauvage or Aventus, for those who don't think much of either one?

    I like variety so wearing a scent once a year means it's not bad at all, in terms of my rotational standards.
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    Re: Roudnitska -- Is Wikipedia messing with us?

    As long as there is no scent named Diorrhea!
  26. Re: Sauvage or Aventus, for those who don't think much of either one?

    And guess what? That turned out to be too much Sauvage for me! But the smell isn't necessarily bad to me, just something that would make me feel very ill if I used one spray to the chest. That's...
  27. Re: Sauvage or Aventus, for those who don't think much of either one?

    I'm curious about how the scents are assessed, not if they are worn beyond a sampling. Your first response on this thread, for example, supplied the kind of assessment I was curious about!
  28. Re: Sauvage or Aventus, for those who don't think much of either one?

    I want to know what others think who are in the situation I mentioned. Trying to read my mind may not be as fruitful as you seem to think it is. LOL.
  29. Re: Sauvage or Aventus, for those who don't think much of either one?

    That's called "assuming facts not in evidence." I've got more samples and decants than bottles. I obtained samples of both these scents in swaps. I have not paid any money directly for a drop of...
  30. Sauvage or Aventus, for those who don't think much of either one?

    This thread is for those who might like one or both, to the point that you'd wear it once or twice a year at most. For those people, which one do you prefer? To me the aroma chemicals in Sauvage...
  31. Re: Do You Get Mad (or even a little irked) When Someone Disparages Your Favorites?

    I don't really have "favorites" at this point, though I do think some are more intelligent compositions than others, but even there, that doesn't mean I want to wear the scent often. If I get a bit...
  32. Poll: Re: Salvador Dali Pour Homme vs Christian Dior Jules(vintage)

    I have vintage of both and SDPH is clearly stronger and more "dominant," but that certainly doesn't mean most would consider it "better."
  33. Re: Etienne Aigner - STATEMENT - 1994 , Stunning !!

    IIRC, Statement is a Cool Water type of scent.
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    Re: Meharees question

    It's probably more about how one views "niche amber scents" than anything else (from what I've read of this scent - I haven't tried it but have others I think are similar, so there was no reason for...
  35. Do you show off your vintage collection? Do you find others are interested?

    I was curious about whether those who proudly talking about and/or display their vintage bottles have been able to get others interested in the hobby. I have not gotten anyone especially interested,...
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    Re: 1 12, and Halston Z14........

    Sounds like there may be another formulation. Mine began with strong chalky/powdery cinnamon with a hint of original Z-14 in the background. The stronger element gets weaker over time, allowing the...
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    How leathery are you willing to get ?

    Lots of "leather scents" get attention here, but of course there are many different types of leather scents and some would not be perceived as leathery at all by man BNers. I'm curious to hear...
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    Re: 1 12, and Halston Z14........

    I can understand why those buying a new Z-14 bottle would be really disappointed, but if it had been released with a name like "Cinnamon-14," and with the Halston name, would it be "bad?" I got an 8...
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    Re: black afghano: any natural?

    I like their Absinthe scent. It's too bad they went down what call the "niche Guerlinade path to nowhere" on Afgano (assuming you are correct).
  40. Insense versus Lyric Man - your thoughts/preference?

    I wasn't a fan of either of these, but I'm curious what others think in the context of comparing the two, in any way you think is relevant. Please tell us whether you are referring to the vintage or...
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    Re: 1 12, and Halston Z14........

    The latest formulations are like entirely different fragrances from the original ones so keep that in mind. I wrote a long blog post on this, for those interested.
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    Re: bargain fragrances

    Around $10 for 3 oz or more: One Man Show Oud Edition, Jovan's Oud Intense. Around $15 is Remy Latour's Black Oud. And I noticed Milton-Lloyd's Oud scent on ebay for around $12, but I haven't tried...
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    Re: Current (2017) Antaeus is ...

    I agree with that idea, but only if the price is much, much lower than $92, an example being Kouros. I obtained a "white shoulders" bottle when I bought a lot of several bottles, and I valued it at...
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    Re: Al Rehab Fragrance House Changed My World

    Well, let me take up the discussion then! What I would mean by this is that many recent "super cheapos" are really great, at least for what I'm seeking, and I find myself more interested in them...
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    Re: Boss the Scent Intense EDP 2017

    Looks like it is nearly universally hated. Bad boy indeed !
  46. Re: Iso E Super as a fixative/performance enhancer

    It seems rather straightforward: it's individual, so you have to try it for yourself and see what it does. I have a relative who smelled just the plastic bag that a vintage sample of TdH was in,...
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    Re: Playing the Milton-Lloyd guessing game.

    And Bondage Out is an apparent Fuel for Life Men clone. How good are they, though?
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    Re: Playing the Milton-Lloyd guessing game.

    331 Homme is supposed to be like 212 Men, further research revealed.
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    Playing the Milton-Lloyd guessing game.

    Looking at the notes for several of the "masculines" and noticing that the note pyramids suggest well-known scents (and I remember reading that it's a "knock off" company). Some I could recognize as...
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    Re: Lacoste Booster gets no love

    Perhaps those notes are simply not popular, despite your enjoyment of them. Eucalyptus is certainly not a favorite note of mine.
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    Re: How naughty can you get ?

    Seems like some people are picking up the woods with much more force than others, and of those who do, it sounds like there might be quite a bit of iso e super. The Nice Remix seems to have a little...
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    How naughty can you get ?

    I was reading reviews for Fantasy the Naughty Remix. Some said it was unisex, others that it was too woody, a few that there was a strong incense element, and at least one said it was nearly...
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    Re: Thoughts on celebrity fragrances

    Phoenix by Keith Urban is my top pick, among recent ones I can remember offhand (with The Secret coming in second), and a lot of people seem to like Carlos Santana for Men. One thing that surprises...
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    Re: Swiss Army Rock - anyone try this one?

    Actually the longevity is outstanding, but there wasn't much to smell. Impressions can change significantly on the second wearing, so that's why I leave the door open in my reviews, until I get at...
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    Re: Swiss Army Rock - anyone try this one?

    So here's my review after one wearing: At first, I get almost nothing (one spray). I sprayed again. Still nothing. I forgot about it, thinking, "this is technical incompetence at its worst," but...
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    Re: In defense of mass-market perfumes

    You can do what you like or what you believe to be socially acceptable for your situation, of course. I tend to take things on a scent by scent basis, but there are some generalizations I feel...
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    Re: Plain old fashion Dior Homme

    Along with the 10,000 other bottles? LOL.
  58. Re: Courvoisier L'Edition Imperiale - a delightful find!

    The first 20 minutes or so is weird, IMO, but then the drydown is quite interesting. The notes can be detected, it doesn't seem "synthetic" (at that point), and the notes are an odd combination, so...
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    Re: DUA, good, nice, great or overhyped house?

    And it would be very useful to hear what you would have to say if/when you compared the DUAs you've tried to the "fragrance oil dupes" available on ebay and at stores like Exotic Fragrances in NYC.
  60. Re: Finally Decided To Part With My Bottle Of Montale Black Aoud

    My advice: after you sell/swap that bottle, buy a bottle of Jovan's Intense Oud (around $10 for 3 oz) and spray it once to the chest. Let the magic happen over time - don't think that temporary...
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    Re: Fragrancenet sending out old bottles again

    Doesn't everyone know by now that you just decant half an ounce, let it sit for two months, and it becomes about ten times more powerful and still smells that same? LOL.
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    Re: Fragrancenet sending out old bottles again

    Good to know they have some vintage stock! I'll have to take a look and see what they've got.
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    Re: DUA, good, nice, great or overhyped house?

    I'm not sure why questioning the "MO" of a "house" is "snowflake" material, and using such terms is meant to demean a person when the person using the term is incapable or too lazy to make a...
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    Re: DUA, good, nice, great or overhyped house?

    And I don't understand how they are able to create so many "clones" in such a short period of time. Do they use a company like Firmenich? Did they hire a chemist to "shoot the juice?" Is there a...
  65. Re: Finally Decided To Part With My Bottle Of Montale Black Aoud

    One of the most important things I learned when I was a newbie in this hobby: less is more.
  66. Re: Tips on buying vintages...Struck out a couple times.

    Most important vintage tip: do not buy them for top notes (especially splash bottles, which I advise to avoid unless you know what to expect, don't care about top notes, and there's a good refund...
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    Re: Fragrance Suggestions Needed

    Be sure never to tell her that lavender is a flower!
  68. Re: Dior Leather Oud reformulation... still worth it?

    I've only tried the "vintage." If the newer formulation is considerably weaker and less complex, there would be no reason to buy it, IMO, because you can just get 100 ml of One Man Show Oud Edition...
  69. Re: Talk me into (out of) getting Green Irish Tweed

    You're not fooling anyone - you are going to buy it! LOL.

    Note that I suggest you don't unless you feel the composition is exactly what you want. There are so many similar ones. Lately, I have...
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    Re: Worst sampling experience ever.

    I've sampled it from different bottles and vials and none registered with any strength. I wish it had that kind of strength for me!
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    Re: Worst sampling experience ever.

    That must be vintage! Go back and buy them out. LOL.
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    Re: Givenchy - PI FRAICHE - AMAZING !!!

    Pi Extreme has been selling for very low prices on ebay recently, around $20 total for 100 ml. I grabbed one and it's also not as sweet as the original.
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    Re: Suggestions for Masculine Rose based scent

    Geranium/spicy rose, powdery/soapy rose, heavy floral rose, tea-like rose, something else?
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    I was able to sample it on skin, but I used the tiniest amount I ever have. It was still outrageously powerful, and I tried to wash it off after several hours. However, I knew I had smelled...
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    Re: Hilarious Creed Marketing

    Creed seems to have anticipated the age of "alternative facts," so you have to give them a lot of credit for that, right?
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    Re: $2.50 per Ounce and Great Reviews?

    I don't think Aventus is more distinctive, at least in the USA, than something like Dior's Leather Oud, and Bogart did a good job of making a scent that is quite similar to it. I don't understand...
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    Re: $2.50 per Ounce and Great Reviews?

    That's not true of "super cheapos" any more. It sounds like you are thinking about Old Spice, Steston, Brut, etc., back in the "old days." One Man Show Oud, for example, smells quite similar to...
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    Re: $2.50 per Ounce and Great Reviews?

    Playboy's VIP Edition Black.
  79. Re: One Man Show Oud Edition - I don't know to be happy or scared...

    After a few hours I do detect what I think is some iso e super; for those who want to avoid it even in smaller amounts, you may want to sample first, though for $9 a bottle it's in that range where...
  80. Re: One Man Show Oud Edition - I don't know to be happy or scared...

    This one was a pleasant surprise, especially at current prices (less than $9 at ScentedMonkey!). It's not too strong and it's well balanced, unlike other recent Bogart scents, IMO. No...
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    Poll: Re: Yatagan OR Pour Un Homme ?

    If you like lavender and don't mind "synthetic" qualities, CpUH. If you want a complex, challenging scent, Yatagan (I'm speaking to the formulations of about 7or 8 years ago for both).
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    Swiss Army Rock - anyone try this one?

    Notes look good:

    Top Notes Top Notes Artemisia, Caraway, Lavender
    Heart Notes Heart Notes Nutmeg, Cedarwood, Frankincense
    Base Notes Base Notes Patchouli, Leather, Benzoin

    Quentin Bisch is...
  83. Re: Tommy Bahama Set Sail South Seas price hike..

    Is it actually selling, though? And do you have a bottle of vintage Barts? Mine is and the strength is often too strong with just one spray!
  84. Re: So-called 'classic' fragrances that are still in circulation that should not be.

    You will be banished to a place that also manufacturers items that include peanuts. Oh the horror!
  85. Re: So-called 'classic' fragrances that are still in circulation that should not be.

    Of course! Now where is that scent I own that smells like nothing at all? I know it is a masterpiece because some anonymous internet people said so!
  86. Re: So-called 'classic' fragrances that are still in circulation that should not be.

    No, you must smell "modern;" you must blend in with everyone else, avoid offending someone who is on a gluten-free diet, and never read "1984."
  87. Re: So-called 'classic' fragrances that are still in circulation that should not be.

    Yeah! Why don't they reformulate these kinds of scents so that they are much weaker and smell "modern?" What are they thinking when they keep selling these old stinkers?
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    Re: Found on eBay...

    I suggest getting one of the better "clones." Don't do the nasty Deed! LOL.
  89. Re: Which fragrance was completely misnamed, in your opinion? ...and WHY?

    Obsession Night should have been Obsession Day, as it is not similar to the heavy, oriental original. It's light and a bit fruity, fine for school, the office, etc.
  90. Re: Musc Ravageur - No Musk in MR Says Perfumer Maurice Roucel

    To me, early in the hobby, it smelled similar to Ambra by Etro, enough so that I had little interest in it, since I hardly ever wore Ambra.
  91. Re: Thoughts on 2 batches of Aventus and 5 similar/clone fragrances.

    Nope. Can't do that here! You've got your own forum, for goodness sake!
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    Re: Kilian best fragrance?

    Apple Brandy. Haven't really liked the others I've sampled, other than Intoxicated, which is okay but not special to me.
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    Re: Has Versace Eros been reformulated?

    You put less of those chemicals in there. Do you think they are free? LOL. Luca Turin spoke about penny-pinching accountants about a decade ago, if not earlier!
  94. Re: Roja Dove Fetish starting to spoil after 9 months

    Just joking. There have been posts where people say they threw their Creed bottles in the garbage due to "spoilage" and I'd take them for $20, assuming there were quite a few mls remaining and it...
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    Re: Piercing Icy Green/Aromatic for Spring

    Swiss Army Unlimited. Very under-rated and gets nearly no attention but it's excellent, and it seems like what you want, so long as some sweetness is okay.
  96. Re: Roja Dove Fetish starting to spoil after 9 months

    Yes it will smell like moldy cabbage very soon! Fortunately, I will buy it for $20, so all is well.
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    Re: Just bought Trussardi Uomo

    No, you won't get the density, complexity, and naturalness of vintage. Why do you think we spend time tracking it down? LOL. However, if you want variations on a complex leather, there is...
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    Re: Just bought Trussardi Uomo

    No, Leonard Pour Homme (the original) is similar.
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    Re: Major FOMO When It Comes to Fragrances

    You can just tell them it's a lot better than searching for that one penny that is worth millions when it just looks like every other penny. LOL.
  100. Re: Hollister California & Eddie Bauer Adventurer II (aka Attack of the Juniper Berry)

    Adventurer II is quite similar to Sauvage, as I just discovered, but with a juniper note and it's a bit more wearable to me, perhaps simply due to the strength difference (Sauvage is outrageously...
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