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  1. Re: Telephone vs. Verbatim: A Theory of Notes/Accords

    Its still Chinese whispers where I'm from so don't worry about it teardrop. Remember PC is for the politicians and I've never met an honest politician or trusted one as far as I could throw them....
  2. Re: Friend coming to Nicaragua, can bring me Fahrenheit EDT OR Caron Pour Un Homme

    Fahrenheit EDT all day long. Its unique in the best way possible and it was created in the 1980s which is a decade where many creations were of that time and can feel dated to non-perfumistas. This...
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Polo Green

    Now you can just put the doubt out of your mind and enjoy these piney leather fumes.
  4. Re: The Guardian on vagina-scented products

    There was an idea floated by Bill Burr for dealing with overpopulation which is befitting of this situation..to start sinking cruise liners randomly.
    I would start with randomly :wink::wink:...
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    Re: Oriental/Woody Fougeres Worth Trying?

    You are all right. If someone asked me to recommend them a fougere I would be more inclined to go with something like Pasha/Rive Gauche/Paco Rabanne Pour Homme than Kouros/Cool Water. Kouros doesn’t...
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    Re: Oriental/Woody Fougeres Worth Trying?

    Hey Sam. This is where rigid genre classifications can become a point of contention rather than an aid to helping someone find something they’re looking for. I wouldn’t personally call it a fougere,...
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    Re: Oriental/Woody Fougeres Worth Trying?

    A friend of mine used to bathe in the 80s version. Alas it got thrown onto the reformulation wagon with so many other greats. In a way having a finite amount makes them feel a bit more special and...
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    Re: Oriental/Woody Fougeres Worth Trying?

    Obsession For Men by CK (only bottles from the 80s and 90s)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th February, 2020

    Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery
  10. Re: Letís Talk: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

    Now you’re talking my language ;)
  11. Re: Hard time deciding on citrus dominant scent

    Don’t underestimate Dior Homme Cologne. It was born for high heat. Spray yourself liberally and make sure to get some on your clothing. I’ve personally had great experience with the way it performs...
  12. Re: Letís Talk: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

    Over the years I’ve always come back to the fresh clean crisp smell of the Cool Water / Green Irish Tweed type and although its not always in my regular rotation, theres always a botte of one or the...
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    Re: What would make you to stop buying?

    Bada, I never say never but I’m about as close as I can get to that point right now, whilst still buying an occasional bottle if something truly wows me. Most of my favourites are sufficiently backed...
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    Re: What would make you to stop buying?

    I have all I need and have for some time. I go back and forth on what I want though. I still sample casually and pick up a vintage from time to time but there isn’t much which leaves me feeling wowed...
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    Re: Question about Bogart Signature

    They are both in the same green soapy mossy ballpark. I find the Bogart more woody and leather and the Paco more herbaceous. IMO owning one doesn’t make owning the other redundant.
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    Re: What note is this?

    I don’t know exactly what you’re smelling but at a calculated guess would suggest a combination of sandalwood and ambergris.
    Creed Himalaya would resemble something similarly sweet in the drydown...
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    Re: Bois du Portugal changes?

    I prefer the richer scent structure of older bottles, the drydown in particular being truly stellar. Don’t get me wrong as I don’t think newer bottles are necessarily bad, older ones just have...
  18. Re: Pacific Rock Moss is such a fresh delight

    Pacific Rock Moss gets a lot of undeserved bashing becase of initial undeserved hype. It is actually a very good scent, higher than average quality and whoever the perfumer was made an attempt to be...
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT vs EDP?

    The current EdT comes across more citrus than the EdP. The EdP works best during cool Spring/Autumn weather but I found it cloying in Summer heat. The EdT works well in Summer even with its lack of...
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT vs EDP?

    The EdP performs much better in terms of longevity, projection and sillage. Unfortunately there is no amount of overspraying to get them close. The EdT has moderate longevity but it’s so light you...
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

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    Re: Your Most Worn of the Year 2019

    Aventus 43 wears
    Pour Monsieur 29 wears
    Bois du Portugal 21 wears
    Eucris EdP 21 wears
    Egoiste 20 wears
    Incident Diplomatique 20 wears
    Jubilation Man 20 wears
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    Re: Patrick of Ireland - Impulse buy

    I think you may have misunderstood the ‘cologne’ in Patrick Cologne to mean Eau de Cologne. The cologne designation in this instance I believe is equivalent to Eau de Toilette strength. It can be...
  24. Re: Is there anything closer to Rive Gauche than Azzaro PH?

    Brut puts across the same olfactory idea as Rive Gauche PH sharing many notes and using others which are similar. In some ways its closer than Azzaro PH and in others its not.
  25. Re: Chypres, Neo-Chypres, and the Death of the Chypre

    Chypres are not made the same way they were 30 or 40 years ago save some indepenent makers. Most of what are called chypre today are not and have nothing to do with them. To say a chypre is just...
  26. Re: I want some new office and work fragrances, Iíve let a few go I didnít like need recommendations

    A few to try.

    Fresh and versatile leathers -
    Bel Ami by Hermes (fresh leather cumin)
    Bogart Signature by Jacques Bogart (green mossy leather and birch)

    Fresh unique -
    Vetiver Geranium by...
  27. Re: Are Certain Fragrances In Your Collection Ever Too Expensive or Rare For You to Wear?

    How expensive a fragrance is has no bearing on how often I'll wear it. A rare or difficult to source fragrance may get more consideration on frequency of use. The number of sprays I apply won't...
  28. Poll: Re: Bois D'Orage vs Bois du Portugal. Who wins?

    Bois du Portugal for me.

    I like Bois d'Orage but comparing to another Creed, once the green aspects settle, find it closer to Spice and Wood which I actually prefer.
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    Poll: Re: Which one best describes you?

    Its not anonymous. To see who voted how you can click on view poll results. Alternatively you can click on the blue number on the right hand side next to the percentage result.
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    Poll: Re: Which one best describes you?

    Interesting responses. More than one category will probably resonate with most so just try to choose the one that fits best right now.

    I used to be a Signature Scentor years ago but have...
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    Poll: Which one best describes you?

    The Signature Scentor
    I wear one scent almost all of the time. Those close to me associate this scent with me and me with the scent.


    The Signature Rotator
    I have a bunch of scents I love and...
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    Re: Fragrance on clothes

    Improved longevity....yes almost always.
    Better projection...not so much. (unless you overspray your clothing like crazy)

    Usually if you put on a jumper that has been previously sprayed with...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Grey Vetiver...because I fancied something lighter compared to the Amouage yesterday.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th December, 2019

    SOCD - Jubilation Man by Amouage

    Merry Christmas all!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th December, 2019

    SOCD - Jubilation Man by Amouage

    Merry Christmas all!
  36. Re: What cologne would the mandalorian wear?

    That is probably true, though Vader couldnít go more than 4 seconds without taking a hit from his Antaeus loaded aspirator.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A0rwG39Jzk


    Merry Christmas and...
  37. Re: Has anyone gone back to a very old signature they used to wear?

    Only for a rare wear. Cool Water and Chic For Men
  38. Re: What cologne would the mandalorian wear?

    A Helmut Lang perhaps...
  39. Re: I have not posted in 5 years, what did I miss ?

    Hello and good to meet you Nersh!

    You’ve probably missed Rogue Perfumery. If you like old school designer fragrances with plenty of heft Mousse Illuminee is a nice non-IFRA green luminous mossy...
  40. Re: Could an answer to IFRA regulations be that fragrance companies have 2 versions of each fragra

    It could be done. Its just not in the interest of large chemical companies to do so as they can’t get rich off of you using something as natural and abundant as oakmoss. They can however get filthy...
  41. Re: Are there any perfume notes or materials you've changed your mind on this year?

    I never liked cumin as a spice for the same reason I don't like having the smell of onions/garlic coming out of my pores after eating a curry. I avoided it for years if I saw it listed as a note in a...
  42. Re: Chic for men Carolina Herrera.. help

    Foamy, I wore this for years as a signature scent pre-BN and can tell you that there was a difference between original bottles and what was on shelves 5 years ago. Its far more apparent in the base...
  43. Re: Ever notice how guys call perfume "juice" when describing the liquid?

    Apparently there was a special edition Creed made for OJ. The cap was made too small for the sprayer. They just called it Juice 1995. If you can find them they go for a carton load. :p
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    Re: Citrus on a cold Winterís day

    Thank you all for the responses so far. Finding that going for citrus is really adding a nice pep like a cold shower to a winter’s day rather than the usual warming spices which can sometimes have a...
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    Re: Citrus on a cold Winterís day

    Thank you Ken. Great suggestions as always! Might get my nose on a few more of those Aqua Allegorias.



    The vintage is just in a class of its own. Thanks Danny and Ken.




    Thanks Rynegne...
  46. Re: Ever notice how guys call perfume "juice" when describing the liquid?

    Lets look at some of the words/terms

    Juice - maybe just a way to express a perfume with fruity notes such as lychee, peach etc. until it has fallen into regular use in the perfume lexicon.
    ...
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    Re: Citrus on a cold Winterís day

    I was thinking something along the lines of:

    Dior Homme Cologne / Chanel AHSC as sharper crisper options

    Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza for a neroli topped italian barbershop citrus

    Pure...
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    Re: Citrus on a cold Winterís day

    Thanks freewheeling Iíll make a point to try a few more. I actually like this type on the hottest days. They seem to be more crisp.




    This sounds intriguing. I love all of those notes...
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    Citrus on a cold Winterís day

    As the weather turns cold and the days grow short, Christmas gradually creeps up on us. Here in the UK at least, mulled wine and baking spices or the smell of a coal fire in the air usually says its...
  50. Re: Ever notice how guys call perfume "juice" when describing the liquid?

    There’s a lot to be said about language and the way it has been used to make people or things appear better or worse when refering to the same thing.

    A man slaps juice or aftershave on his chops....
  51. Re: Ever notice how guys call perfume "juice" when describing the liquid?

    The full correct term is juicy juicy juice juice.

    Or if you’re of a 90s persuasion Juice Juice Baby.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/WxwQJzfLhUgj3Dv7L6/giphy.gif




    That sounds...
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    Re: Fragrance Recommendation

    Spice and Wood by Creed
    French Lover by Frederic Malle
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    Re: Most worn in November 2019

    113971

    Any others were 2 or less
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    Re: Option to 'hide' threads?

    I already subscribe to threads so they stand out in the main list but hiding threads would also be good to reduce time sifting through threads as iLikepeeps mentioned.

    Would be handy and having...
  55. Re: Need help identifying this fragrance by the bottle

    A few ideas that might help...

    You mention its something she wouldnít have thought to do herself however is there someone likely that may have done it for her you could ask?

    Also if it was...
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    Re: Favorite pine/fir scents

    Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland perhaps - quite fernlike. Of the forest with a soapy undertone running through it.

    Le Monarque V comes across as freshly sawn pine/fir and cedar with incense.
    ...
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    Re: Fallen in love with two

    You chose wisely.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 2nd December, 2019

    Elegance Cuiree by Plume Impression

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  59. Re: Thoughts on price point and aftershave

    Is the concern for alcohol content in an aftershave vs an EdT as it pertains to drying out skin really that significant?

    If you consider that an EdT is usually upwards of 80% alcohol. Theres...
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    Re: What would you do?

    Not a fan of Icon Racing Green so new Xeryus would win out by default, even if a blind buy.
  61. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    Those classic fragrances never went away completely. So many of the new releases are loaded with so much ambroxan that people are getting tired of it. Guys in their thirties and up are...
  62. Re: Misterious Perfume, some help please?

    THIS is what Basenotes is about. Nice one AlanG!
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    You haven’t heard I word I said.

    I don’t care about your place or your impression of me. If you want to learn about batches smell different batches. If you have already made your mind up and think...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    The human nose is more sophisticated than you give it credit for. Its just most people just want to smell nice and there’s nothing wrong with that. I’m a fragrance enthusiast so I may have a slighty...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Batches do smell different and sometimes even back to back batches after the vintage era ie 15X01/15X21/15Y11, 16D01/16E01, 17S01/17T01.

    2010-2013 had the largest swings in batch variations....
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    Re: Rogue Perfumery Your Favorites?

    Favourite scent is Mousse Illuminee top to bottom.
    Favourite drydown is Chypre-Siam. Its very apparent that there was a lot of time and work that went into this by Manuel. Probably the most...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 26th November, 2019

    Incident Diplomatique by Jovoy
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    Re: Does you nose know $$$$$$

    Spot on bud.

    - -

    Quality of ingredients sure, but also what you do with them and how they are put together for the desired effect. Give an amateur top ingredients and he might create something...
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    Re: Does you nose know $$$$$$

    The way robotics and AI are storming ahead we may even see a T1000 version of Edmond back at the helm in our lifetime. Both are equally likely. ,)
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    Re: Does you nose know $$$$$$

    Yeah bud. They should really know better. Their Roudnitska days seem well behind them but I always stay optimistic that a company like Dior will break the industry rut and throw out their ambrox...
  72. Re: Fragrance Industry Secret Revealed.. is it true?

    There’s probably some truth to the OPs statement but

    1. Take a designer EDT made in the 1980s and it will almost always smell stronger than current EDP.

    2. Not all materials are equally...
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    Re: Becoming a niche snob... anyone else?

    Designer, niche, independent makes no difference. If it smells good to my nose I’ll consider it.
    I guess I’ll borrow from a quote from wise ol’ Bruce and just say fragrance needs emotional...
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    Re: Creed aventus batch S16C01 fake?

    Fake.
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    Re: Does you nose know $$$$$$

    Yeah not their finest moment :grin:
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    Re: Opinion: What should this guy wear?

    Royal Mayfair or Guerlain Vetiver

    ...or perhaps an aftershave by Geo F Trumper
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    Re: Does you nose know $$$$$$

    I like this phrase. I can ‘smell effort’ in Chypre-Siam. Also Incident Diplomatique, Bois du Portugal and Cosmair Polo.
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    Re: Setting out as a "Maturate person"

    Welcome RobertFl!
    If you’re looking for stuff more in line with traditional scents like Brut and Aramis I would recommend the following:

    Ralph Lauren Safari For Men
    Ralph Lauren Polo Green ...
  79. Re: Latest Tiffany Masculine Fragrance - Tiffany & Love For Him!

    Tried this in-store last weekend and it’s another generic middle of the road citrus. It isn’t bad but there are a million like it.

    Completely different I know but would take Polge’s Tiffany...
  80. Re: Cussons Imperial Leather soap smells like Equipage to me

    I rarely use it these days but used to years ago.
    I think in this day and age there are hazards all around and all we can do is try to avoid those we become aware of but we've got quite a way from...
  81. Re: Fragrances built around a single aromachemical

    Thanks Paul. Often wondered about this one and how much of the changes in formula/scent between older bottles are actually due to regulations. (Calone seems prominent in older versions but dialled...
  82. Re: Fragrances built around a single aromachemical

    Paul, did you organise the GC for Cool Water yourself? Was curious if this was for an older 80s/90s version of Cool Water or something more recent as they smell extremely different.

    Esoteric,...
  83. Re: Top Ten Weak Fragrances You Wish Would Last Longer

    Two greats that could use a boost -

    Dia Man by Amouage
    Pour Monsieur EdT by Chanel
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    Re: Thoughts on the Dior "parfum" flankers

    Making a stronger version of the originals might be a challenge given current regulations so whilst a higher concentration would be possible I’m not sure the note structure as we perceive it would...
  85. Re: What color would Amouage Memoir Man be?

    Greyish green with a hint of purple.
    Something like this...

    112718
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Haha yeah kids are utterly honest. Sounds like you’ve got a Fougere lover on your hands!
  87. Re: The Problems with 'Sexy' Fragrances, Seeking Compliments, & the 'Sweet Spot' (LONG READ)

    You're welcome and for what its worth I'm not saying you're involved.

    Its interesting insofar as there appears to be an agenda to change the way fragrances are seen and to move away from Pour...
  88. Re: The Problems with 'Sexy' Fragrances, Seeking Compliments, & the 'Sweet Spot' (LONG READ)

    That depends. If there is an agenda to conflate gender roles and identity with egalitarianism then maybe. Most people wouldn't look at the presence of masculine or feminine scents as a problem and...
  89. Re: Arnault beats Bill Gates to second richest in world

    Good point.

    So now he has the money, but Pink Floyd - Time is the other side to this coin.
  90. Re: The Problems with 'Sexy' Fragrances, Seeking Compliments, & the 'Sweet Spot' (LONG READ)

    The larger question certainly leads to a huge conversation.

    Giving us what we want vs choosing from what is available is a spectrum I think. Some companies are genuinely doing their best to ask...
  91. Re: The Problems with 'Sexy' Fragrances, Seeking Compliments, & the 'Sweet Spot' (LONG READ)

    Ifti and Alex, I agree it can be depressing. Do you think it can be changed and if so how?
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    Re: Introduction and Question

    You’re most welcome :wink:
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    Re: Introduction and Question

    Welcome to Basenotes Youwishyouhadone.

    When you wish to reply to multiple users at once go to the bottom of the first post you would like to respond to.

    Then next to where it says reply with...
  94. Re: The Problems with 'Sexy' Fragrances, Seeking Compliments, & the 'Sweet Spot' (LONG READ)

    Thanks for taking the time to write this OP. I read the entire thing.

    The idea of what is sexy will be different for everyone but I think what you have tried to convey is that the well known...
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    Re: Is my bleu de chanel legit?

    Nothing looks out of place. It looks good. Does it smell like BdC?

    BTW guys I wouldn’t rely on the alignment of the cap as a way to guarantee a bottle being authentic or counterfeit.
    My bottle...
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    Re: Rien incense intense.

    Tried this Rien a few times and couldnít get past what smelled like a turps scent for Michaelangeloís brushes. It doesnít resemble any incense Iíve come across liturgical or otherwise.

    Thereís...
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    Re: Arquiste EL- Awesome release!

    Became familiar with this via a sample which led to me buying a bottle a few months ago. I understand comparisons to Kouros but they’re quite distinctly different. They contain several shared notes...
  98. Re: Antaeus: Vintage, middle-aged, or current batches?

    There’s something about having a fragrance on original release; it most accurately captures the perfumer’s olfactory vision before reformulation happens. If you want that authentic 1980s scent seek...
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    :thumbsup:



    Others I would have suggested have already been mentioned above but good luck with finding your perfect spiced honey scent.
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    If you found Absolue too strong/animalic did you try Cologne Pour Le Soir? Its still noticeably spiced honey with the animalic note turned way down to 4 from 10.
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