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    Re: She Made Me Buy Egoiste

    And she is right !
    Egoiste was the first perfume i bought back in the 90's based on the advice of a girlfriend. Not the SO but anyway, she was driven by goodwill :).

    The last time she (S.O.) had...
  2. Re: What's the most annoying, screechy, metallic(?), synthetic smelling frag you know of?

    Eau de frohliche #3 is like a silver sword to my nose. So ... Metallic , yes.
  3. Re: L'Artisan - which one to get first out of the following 4:

    Al Oudh is interesting indeed but on me it evolves like an old grandma's perfume.
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    Re: Smokey fragrance suggestions

    Chaman's party by Honoré des prés is very smoky. The drawback is its poor lasting power. :(

    I also was told that Burning Barbershop by DS & Durga could fit your description.
  5. Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    I have been litterally forced to smell it on a test strip by a salesperson in sephora. Didn't care for it at all.
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    Re: Whats your opinion on Mugler fragrances?

    I love A*men and it's the only one i own of the line, as of today. I'm still exploring the flankers before buying a FB, and yet haven't smelled MC.
    After a few smelling sessions it seems PH and PL...
  7. Re: L'Artisan vs Penhaligon's vs Comme des Garçons

    I don't prefer any of the three, but i do like just a few of their respective offerings.
    It would be CdG Black, l'Artisan Havana Vanille, and Penhaligon's Juniper sling.
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    Re: "Official" Mugler - Pure Wood reviews thread

    Too bad it's just on mugler.USA ... :( . Not available right now in France, I'm waiting for an customer service email about the date of availability.

    Just saying but the bottle doesn't look as...
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    Re: So I tried Aventus

    I tried it also a week ago, buy only on paper.(my arms were already full...)
    Well I thought It smells good and my wife too. So I'll test it on skin in a near future.
    What's funny is that the scent...
  10. Re: i hate amen, will i like pure malt/pure havane?

    Well, I love A*men, like PH et don't care about PM.
    If you turn that upside down, you might like PM ... ! :)
  11. Re: The World Cup Has Begun; What's a Good Fragrance to Wear at a Crowded Sports Bar or Pub?

    Well... It seems that's pretty much the opposite that happened !

    Here in France with the heat going on ... I guess the right scent is the one that is just going to evolve nicely on a sweaty skin...
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    Re: Spicebomb vs A* Men

    My vote goes to A*men.
    Spicebomb reminds me of the smell of a pencil eraser when I was a kid. Not a bad smell though, but the cocoa-patchouli combo has much more depth, power, presence to my nose.
    ...
  13. Re: Great Men's Fragrances that Feature Immortelle

    Sables is one of my all time favourite. Such a masterpiece.

    +1 for Eau Noire

    And "L'etre aimé" By Divine
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    Re: Pure havane is such a beast

    Just tried it for the first time yesterday, along with pure malt and the original (yeah never too late ;) !) well i was nicely surprised.
    I only tried Pure Havane on my wrist, cause on the paper it...
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    Poll: Re: How many bottles do you own?

    In a row ?

    Ok sorry I just couldn't help it. Kevin Smith's fans will get it. :)

    I'm between 20 and 30, just too lazy to check. I think I'll get rid of 2 or 3, and keep on exploring ...
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    Re: Colonia Leather by Acqua di Parma

    Sounds interesting, thanks ! I will be looking forward to smell that.
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    Re: straight to heaven

    Yes, it's a brilliant scent on her, this dark, smoky patchouli is stunning. For me it is a woman's scent now, but that's just because she discovered it before me ! :)

    And for the O.P., it's true...
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    Re: straight to heaven

    Strange indeed, it's one of my wife's signature scent and there is no pb smelling it at all. It's even a pretty powerful scent with sublime sillage...
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    Re: Etat Libre D'Orange test fest

    When I went to the shop in Paris, I couldn't have smelled more than 3 or 4 because of fatigue, So smelling The entire line in two rows... That must hurt ! :)
    I'm not a fan of the whole line but I...
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    Re: Sables - Annick Goutal

    Sad news. Glad I still have have a huge refill of the original. Such an amazing scent, my skin loves it, the dry down is beautiful.

    And actually, now that you raise that point, i knew that the...
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    Re: Fragrances with Cinnamon notes

    Comme des garçons Original
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    Re: What scent smells like jazz music?

    Frapin Speakeasy comes to my mind...
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    Re: Traveling to London and Paris!

    In paris you should go to the "nose" shop near "Etienne Marcel" subway station too. Great place where they have many houses. And there are a couple of little parfumeries in that area, which is very...
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    Re: Melon for the summer?

    Breath of god by gorilla perfumes has a nice melon vibe, followed by incense.
  25. Re: M’Eau Joe № 3 "Hollywood Whiskey Fragrance"

    M'eau Joe ! unisexy ! Ha !
    This smells like a big old joke !
    Quite expensive laugh though... :)
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    Re: Heavy metal cologne

    As a music lover in general and metal head when the mood is on (from pantera to the dillinger escape plan and from black Sabbath to the French brutal death band Benighted...and many more) I don't see...
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    Re: Question about Slumberhouse packaging

    They are cylindrical indeed, as for the atomiser... i'm not sure lol i'll have to check at home. I was not aware of the sans-cap issue :).
    Anyway, i guess that kind of little distorsions reflects...
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    Re: Question about Slumberhouse packaging

    Based on my experience no cap shoudln't be usual.
    I've bought two bottles including recently one extrait with the marbles inside, they both have a cap...

    But no box indeed, just a small velvet...
  29. Re: Which Is The Best Out Of These Tobacco Colognes?

    I don't know anything on our list (sorry), but i'd say Slumberhouse JEKE is truly fantastic and a must try for any tobacco lover.
    The discontinued Havana Vanille from l'artisan parfumeur is/was...
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    Re: Jovoy - Les Jeux sont Faits

    Another one i bought too quickly now that i think of it. I like the green/woody opening, but then it becomes its ambery drydownis a bit too sweet to my taste. In french i'd say "il m'écoeure", which...
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    Re: Eloge du traitre

    i'll give you my view on it, since i bought it in the ELO shop a bit too quickly after one sniff, based on the fact it reminded me smells of the "garrigue" in the south of France.
    But then, back...
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    Re: Égoïste - new bottle? Reform?

    The two bottles i own look exactly like this one and are splash too. Bought them quite some years ago though. ;)
  33. Re: Am after a Tobacco fragrance with Zero Sweetness

    JEKE is the best tobacco scent i know of.
    Although i would not say it's sweet, it shares with Norne a somehow "resinous" drydown (that i absolutely love) that i would describe as "round" but not...
  34. Thread: Eldo

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    Re: Eldo

    Fils de dieu stands out by far imo.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Absolute , thoughts ?

    I just went to a Dior comptoir and was confirmed by the salesperson that "absolute" is going to be discontinued. And replaced by the new "parfum".
    I smelled the 3 and my preference goes to absolute,...
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    Re: Coconut and cedar..

    Maybe Odin n°10 Roam

    Edit. Actually this one's more pepper and coconut. Wood is hidden between but maybe not cedar ...
    It is reaaaaally good though. :)
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    Poll: Re: Sahara Noir or Avignon?

    My vote goes to Avignon.
    IMO SN has a feminine vibe, esp. during drydown, something slightly sweet that doesn't suit my skin.
  38. Thread: Best leather?

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    Re: Best leather?

    From what i have smelled i'd say :
    + 1 on ELdO Tom of Finland and PdE Cuir Ottoman

    I recently smelled 3skin on Skin" by l'artisan that reaaally smelled like leather. Not for me, but pretty well...
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    Re: Eau de Fröhliche - Erik Kormann

    Really ? No one tried this ?

    Anyway... i bought it blind.

    Feedback would be appreciated though :).

    Thanks
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    Re: Perfume: story of a murderer

    Ha ! talking about the 13th note ...

    Have you guys tried that ? "La Treizième Note" by Parfum d'Interdits.

    http://www.fragrantica.com/news/La-Treizi-me-Note-Parfum-d-Interdits-4961.html
    ...
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    Re: Acqua di Parma. Colonial or Essenza

    + 1 on Colonia Intensa, and also on the wonderful Colonia Intensa Oud. (It also comes now in the leather-wrapped travel atomizer... so nice. :) )
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    Re: What are the 3 best GREEN fragrances?

    In my memory, premier figuier by l'artisan is very green. Sexual healing by mark Buxton starts with a green punch too.
    And +1 on FM French lover, though during it's drydown it evolves on my skin...
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    Re: Perfume: story of a murderer

    Great novel, a classic.
    The movie is a fairly nice adaptation (the end is... Well... Different.) with a nice casting indeed.
    I can totally rely on grenouille's "quête de l'absolu" through...
  44. Re: Best patchouli based, or single note fragrance?

    [B]karma[B] by gorilla perfumes is a cool one.
    Orange and patchouli, lavender and pine.
    I love it.
    Very strong and dynamic fragrance if that makes sense. :)
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    Re: Eau de Fröhliche - Erik Kormann

    Hi fellow BN'ers,

    Has anyone tried "Eau de Fröhliche No.3" by Erik Kormann ?

    I do not own any "fruity" scents and also am not too keen on sweet fragrances, BUT this one seems to have a...
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    Re: Annick Goutal Sables

    One of my signature scents. Pretty unique, and a somptuous drydown... My preferred from Goutal. It's been a while since they released something as interesting. Their latest juices were really less...
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    Re: Odin New York..

    +1 for Tanoke, great smoked wood with some orange amère freshness. Pretty linear scent but I love it.
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    Re: What was your first fragrance?

    Chanel Égoïste, early 90's.
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    Re: Divine fragances

    I own l'homme de coeur and l'homme sage and have sampled the rest.
    L'homme de coeur is the one I prefer, it is a really superb scent, in my memory pretty light indeed and fresh. It had a green vibe...
  50. Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    Try Odin n°10 Roam
  51. Re: Versatile grassy / green / leafy fragrances with extremely long-lasting sillage?

    I would also recommend bois d'orage/French lover from Frederic Malle.
    It starts Very much like fresh cut grass to me, but that does not stay ...
    Oriza legrand relique d'amour feels more like mossy...
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    Re: Incense recommendation

    You could try Odin 07 Tanoke, an incense grounded in earthy wood and enlightened by bitter orange. It's great imo.
    It does't have that "soapy" vibe i unfortunately get from the "classics" like...
  53. Re: How many bottles of fragrance can you 'handle'?

    Money is my only limit right now. It works pretty well.
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    Re: Looking For Firewood Type Fragrance?

    Great recommendations here.

    From what I know I would back up :
    Chaman's party (just this one is all natural and not long lasting, at least on my skin)
    Black tourmaline and also chrystal de Roche...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Jeke (extrait version - 2013)

    I finally ordered a FB of Jeke Extrait today. I was wearing again my sample (brown coloured, not the extrait version) and i really love it.
    Especially during those cold days, this frag is really...
  56. Thread: Juniper Ridge

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    Re: Juniper Ridge

    From Mikeperez :"The top notes are almost too intense, I came very close to scrubbing it off of me. It does not smell like a fragrance - it smells like a place: THE FOREST. I have never ever...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Sables - Annick Goutal
    Norne - slumberhouse
    Fils de dieu - ELdO
    Black - CdG
    Speakeasy - Frapin
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    Mississippi medicine -DS & Durga
  58. Re: Think of the most over-powering cologne to ever overwhelm you negatively...

    Very recently, Memo Italian Leather. 2 sprays on my wrist and its overwhelming sweetness pursued me for 2 days even in my sleep. Only after a 10km run + shower has it finally disappeared. Ouch.
  59. Re: What would you add or remove to this collection?

    Imho you should keep égoïste...

    And Maybe try l'artisan Havana vanille before there is no more around. :)
  60. Re: What are the next frags you plan on testing out?

    I'd like to smell the latest Odin #11. Next time in Paris I will.
    Also the imminent release from gorilla perfumes, and my forthcoming bottle of Mississippi medicine by DS & Durga.
    Oh, and since I...
  61. Re: New Limited Edition Perfumes for Gorilla Perfume

    I was thrilled with The voice of reason, I really love that frag, from the vol.2. The smoky kind of barbecue sauce drifting into almost vanillic semi sweetness... Hmmm.
    It would be nice to have a...
  62. Re: If you had a 130 bucks, what Niche would you buy?

    Just spent those bucks and ordered a bottle of Mississippi Medicine by DS & Durga, based on a dear friend's advice. My first real blind buy ...
    Still haven't received it, but looking forward to. ...
  63. Re: Anyone else biased towards strong scents? (Kilian "Straight to Heaven")

    My wife wears StH as one of her signature scents and I love it. It is really sexy, smoky, and projects well. She gets a lot of compliments from it, and I do agree !
    It's a splendid scent imo.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, November 15th, 2013

    Norne
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