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  1. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Galope by Hermes:
    Reminded me of an unusual rose scent with both the wine-like species and the powdery-spicy variety being mixed with a modern woody base. More subtle than most of the niche woody...
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    Re: Luckuyscent's new SUMMER CITRUS SAMPLE PACK

    The Perris' "Cedro" one is possibly the best of the bunch. Might be a aquired taste for some, as it has some woody-amber (ambroxan) vibes, but very restraint, just whisper, but with a nice heft and...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    To my biggest surprise, my nice hometown perfumery stocked up with Carven scents (Homme and Homme Intense, which is nice). They don't have the Vetyver in shop, but they can order it. So there's a...
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    Re: Your Top Ten 'Greatest of All Time' rated.

    Feels like I've made at least 20 of such lists, but it's always fun.
    So this is just a personal summary of what I've been enjoying the most, after loving fragrances for more than half of my life. ...
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    Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

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  6. Re: If Recommending One Fragrance For A Beginner To Start With (Given Our Experience And Knowledge)?

    2Man would be my choice. It's something a beginner probably wouldn't come across at the next counter by himself, yet it's easy to like, a tad bit unconventional, it's catchy, not too fancy, not too...
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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Cool Water Intense!

    Okay. Managed to get my nose on it, and it's been a let down. Well, it doesn't stink, but it's just another dark'ish fresh woody showergel scent. I couldn't smell the DNA of CW. It's more of an Eros...
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    Re: Escentric Molecules - let's talk about it

    I'm enjoying my bottle of M01 quite a bit. Fortunately I can smell myself, if I avoid overspraying and apply only on wrists and chest. It's compliments galore btw., not that I care too much about it....
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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Cool Water Intense!

    The Müller drogstores here in Germany are loaded with it... will be there in about an hour and report back.
  10. Re: Hard to describe scents that are a bit 'futuristic' but still mass pleasing and enjoyable

    Lonestar Memories and some others of the Tauer line. Andy proofs his use of naturals but there's quite a lot of chemical weirdness in his scents. Tauer to me feel like there is an unusual futuristic...
  11. Re: Can you tell me a masterful blend with a stage of...

    Shiseido's old Basala, Paestum Rose, Ombre Indigo and Eau d'Ikar are some of my favorites with such a characteristic.
  12. Re: Expending collection with some quality fragrances

    Same here. I also think Comme des Garcons 2Man would be a nice option.
  13. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    Comme des Garcons 2Man. I wouldn't say it's cheap, but every time I'm spraying it it feels like bottled beauty. This is one of the few perfumes I can imagine wearing singularly for the rest of my...
  14. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    A very VERY uncommon cheapy with a pretty niche like feel to it:
    "Voyage en Inde" by mass market spa products brand Rituals.
    I can't remind Escada's masculine Magnetism anymore, but it feels like...
  15. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Tried Trussardi Riflesso Blue Vibe today. Well, a modern-days Versace Dreamer.
    Nice. Quite artificial but in a nice way with a breezy quality for seconds, some tobacco notes, quite powdery. Bought a...
  16. Re: If you could make a Fragrance Starter Pack, what would you choose?

    Think I'd go with the following ten, right this moment:

    Jicky for an early days thing that's also genderless and timeless.

    Kouros as a musk and as an oldschool scent that's still relevant.
    ...
  17. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    The new Zadig & Voltaire - nice top and mid, even unique with green notes and a bit fresh. Ambrox'ish musky drydown, not that special, yet pleasant.
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    Re: Underwhelmed by M7

    Never owned M7, but it was kinda deja-vu experience when I first smelled M7OA.
    I don't think of it as a quality oud scent, it isn't edgy or "Avantgarde" or whatever. But to me it is one of the best...
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    Re: Hot pepper fragrance from late 90s-early 00s

    Think I'm rather wrong with this one, but Exception is a (black) pepper bomb for sure... 103001
  20. Re: Your current favorite warm comforting fragrances?

    Intuitively I'm thinking of:
    Tauer l'Air
    Epic
    Duro
    Sandalo Etro
    M7 (current one)
  21. Re: Which discontinued scents are a lost for the world?

    Basala, Relax, Lui Rochas, Anthracite, Acteur, Niagara and Heaven are some
    I'm missing the most. I own them, actually. But I'd love wearing them with abandon.
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    Re: Favorite Blue Juice

    This is truly unique.
    On the fresher side I'm enjoying Bleue d'Issey
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    Re: Playful casual floral for older men

    Eau d'Ikar is an unusual citrus with some chalky rooty iris vibes.
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    Re: Apart from Basenotes....

    I'm using Fragrantica and Parfumo for evaluating certain stuff. I don't read German Parfumo reviews anymore, because most of them are loaded with so much kitschy bullshit; same with most threads. The...
  25. Thread: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    ... my ladyfriend chose this one for me, this evening... it's one of my true favorite vintage scents.

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    Re: Most Worn: April 2019

    Wore a lot of Explorer and love it. Others that got quite a few wearings were Alien Man (I still don't like it), Bleue d'Issey, Eau d'Ikar, Casran and
    Joop Rococo.
  27. Re: What readily-available colognes under $100 fit this description?

    Eau de Rochas pour Homme comes to mind.
  28. Re: Just curious. What % of Your Wardrobe did you Rate 5 Stars?

    Between 30 and 50 of about 400 scents I own.
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    Re: Today, I am not particularly enjoying...

    I'm still struggling hard with Alien Man. Cannot really get beyond this Axe\Lynx effect. Put it on yesterday after showering. Now it lingers and lingers... and not in a pleasant way.
  30. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    A (somewhat) new Hugo Boss Bottled flanker with a blue juice: cynical
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Really wowed by my current rotation. It's hard to choose every morning, really....
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    Re: Guerlain : Vetiver :: ______ : Patchouli

    Wouldn't say there's a patchouli centric Guerlain in the way Vetiver is vetiver centric. There's Habit Rouge though, but this one is also citruses, florals, amber and a lot of powder and vanilla.
    A...
  33. Re: Aquatic/fresh/blue a non aqua/Fresh/blue palate?

    Here's a few that might fit IMHO (some might think of them as not aquatic at all):
    Bleue d'Issey Miyake
    Mistral Patchouli
    Eau de Rochas pour Homme
    Kiton
    Declaration d'un Soir
    Breath of God
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    Re: Today I bought April 2019

    Finally backed up Bleue d'Issey with 3 of the 75ml bottles. This should last for quite a while...
  35. Re: Montblanc Explorer...like Aventus or like Sauvage?

    Hi, well this is my take on the Montblanc, which I think is really good.
    Explorer lasts on clothes for a whole day and even more. My car smells of its drydown in the morning, because I've been...
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    Re: Sweet with Patchouli Base

    Tauer's Patchouly Flash for a slightly boozy/ambery take. L'Eau Bleue d'Issey for an unusual ozonic/salty/herbal take. Molinard's Patchouli as an allrounder, earty/minty/a bit of barbershop and more...
  37. Thread: Mancera Wave Musk

    by Roky
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    Re: Mancera Wave Musk

    One of my favorite weird fragrances:
    I often say that I don't like "too synthetic" scents, whatever this means - yet I adore Wave Musk.
    I'm not much of an aqua\laundry musk person - this one is...
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    Re: Your all time favorite!!

    This would be my take, too.
    But if I have to focus, right this moment it's Basala.
    This one has all the attributes
    I'm liking in a perfume:
    Fougere aspects, freshness, depths, oriental notes,...
  39. Re: 2010's: Decade of Ambroxide. Who actually used it best?

    Came here to vote for Tauer in niche/indy segment. Andy praised the use of ambroxan (or a very similar material) years back in his early blog. Think I'm getting quite a bit of it in Incense Extreme...
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    Re: Your favorite Mancera?

    My faves are Sand Aoud as an oud/rose/ambery one and Wave Musk as a faux-ambergris floral aquatic middle eastern themed thing. Red Tobacco is nice, too. I think of Sand Aoud as the true, most...
  41. Re: Of these Serge Lutens and L'artisans which is a blind buy worthy?

    I think one should love or at least like rose to enjoy Santa Majuscule - and a thick vanillic, quite linear mid to base with Ambre Sultan. I'd buy the SM if I were you. But if the top notes of AS...
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    Re: What will be your go to summer fragrance?

    Some summer staples of mine over the years.
    If I had to pick just one go to scent, it would probably be the Eau d'Ikar.

    These are some true favorites:
    Eau de Rochas Homme as a woody herbal...
  43. Re: Which are good bargain-gems of the last 10 years?

    I also thought of these. Even his AT Attar is an extremely good value for money for what it does.

    A more common bargain gem is Eau de Rochas pour Homme, it might have been mentioned though.
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Replacement/Reformulation

    Current Eau Savage is pretty nice IMHO. And if you liked it, I'd say the same as the gentlemen in here. For a bit more longevity you could sample Eau de Rochas pour Homme, but it's a bit more dry and...
  45. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Daniel Hechter Charactére, current formula. This is a nice woody patchouli citrus retroscent, not too far away of Givenchy Gentleman with a bit of Azzaro pour Homme mixed in. Nice.
  46. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    ... just for the fun... I think I own about 300 and quite a few minis. As you can see, my collection is a bit of a chaos... but, well... enjoy��
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  47. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Joop Homme Absolute. I like it very much. It's spicy, but in a sleek, almost transparent, slightly weird way. Nothing reminds me of the original Joop Homme (which I respect, but seldom wear it).
    I'm...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2019

    Bought Joop Homme Absolute on impulse, after buying Explorer on impulse, some days ago :-) ...
    Both feel like great workhorses, the drydown of both of them feels quite a bit more refined, comparing...
  49. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Explorer, Montblanc. I like it and bought a small bottle.
    I'm not much into this Aventus-hype-clone-batch-shit. Explorer feels like a nice, clean, woody workhorse with a bit more refinement than...
  50. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Got two samples today:
    A scent named "Cabal" by a brand "Miro". Behind this, tere is "Maxim Markenprodukte", a german company who did the cheapie-legend "Prince Classic" (which is sadly...
  51. Re: Suggestion request : sweet woody, a little oriental, for man

    I also thought of Lui Rochas, but I never get that "sweet" aspect, neither the "leather" smell. Sweet to me is more of a tongue-, than a nose-thing.
    Anyways, thought of Lui Rochas as a more...
  52. Re: Can anybody help? Eau de Toilette on board of the Concorde

    ... well, that's what I may do ...
    Thought that I might find the definite answer while chatting a bit in here (more fun :-)
  53. Re: Can anybody help? Eau de Toilette on board of the Concorde

    Dear Hednic, I knew you might be the one in the know. Thank you very much & best wishes!
  54. Can anybody help? Eau de Toilette on board of the Concorde

    Hello people,
    can anybody help me find out?
    I'm working for a newspaper in a town where there's an Air France Concorde on display. They had an event in the plane this weekend, of which I'm...
  55. Re: Is there one single fragrance that you would recommend without even having to think about it?

    Eau de Rochas pour Homme is a nice choice.
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    Re: Your Current Fragrance Top Picks For Work?

    Some recent ones:
    Eau de Rochas pour Homme
    Givenchy Vetyver Les Mythiques
    Mistral Patchouli
    Ginepro Nero
    BdC Parfum
    Sauvage EdT
    Basala
    Sergio Tacchini
    Ombre Indigo
  57. Re: Testing Paco Rabanne Pour Homme tonight...the ladies reactions! :)

    My SO also loves it (and it's killer when she's wearing stuff like this btw ... ). I don't find the new formula THAT bad, to be honest. I own a mid-seventies bottle that's much more nuanced, with a...
  58. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Sergio Tacchini Eau de Toilette. A pristine 100ml early vintage bottle from the late 80s. I bought it instantly. This reminds me of the classic Lacoste with a less pronounced citrus top, a nice...
  59. Thread: A New M7

    by Roky
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    Re: A New M7

    In my experience: buy whatever has M7 printed on the bottle - it's so much more interesting than 75 % of the rest ... ;-)
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    Re: thoughts on geranium as a note?

    :-) ... I once had an almost traumatic geranium experience in the wildest period of my teenage years (was geranium oil in these oil lamps back then... ).
    So I still struggle with this oil, the pure...
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    Re: Soft greenish incense perfume without any smoke?

    The 2011/12 version of Jil Sander's Scent79 might be precisely what you're after ... sadly it's hard to find now, and expensive.
    Stuff like this is much easier to find in niche, but Baldessarini's...
  62. Re: Let's talk about frags we enjoy that don't get discussed often

    Nice idea for a thread. There's a risk it might end up in reviews and monologues. I loved Seqoia and the Trumper's when I got samples of them, cannot say why I don't already own this CdG, same with...
  63. Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    I think I've done this with different answers, but taking into considerarion most aspects to really love a fragrance - it's current Jicky EdP: Awsome stuff, great top/mid/base evolution, readily...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

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    Zealot!!! ... been thinking of you this afternoon at my 2nd-hand-shop :-) ...
    Whow, this is nice! It's a slightly turned bottle, but to my big surprise: the faint top notes, geranium, mossy,...
  65. Re: Have you ever bought a fragrance that wasn't printed right?

    I've seen pictures of Nombre Noir bottles, printed with "Nombbe Noir" ...
  66. Re: cheap perfumes that actually smell like pricier perfumes?

    L'Erbolario "Ginepro Nero" - VERY close to Terre d'Hermes Parfum, but a bit more straightforward, more woody and with this unique green/damp floral note amped up. A recent favourite.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

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    Shot this one on the bay for a tenner. I'm not sure what to make of this yet. There's sandalwood, of course, but there's also skank, moss, indols, citrus ... I wish it was more straightforward...
  68. Re: The Perfume Of Sex...ultimate taboo...the human body...?

    Here's my naive post on this subject:
    I know what sperm, what clean and dirty humans smell like, having sex or not. SM comes VERY close to my SO in certain - freshly showered - moments. She's...
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    Re: Modern spring/summer powerhouses?

    Tauer's Carillon pour un Ange:
    Photorealistic lilac, damp mossy forest floor, a huge salty/marine amber blaze. Weird, but incredibly good.
    Mancera's Wave Musk:
    Huge grapefruit and alarmingly loud...
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    Re: Baldessarini Ambre Oud 2017.

    Dear Zgb! We both seem to be the only true hardcore loverz of beautiful Ultimate in here ... :-)
    Concerning Ambre & Ambre Oud - I haven't smelled Ambre that often, because I own quite a few similar...
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    Re: Open Discussion on Bleu de Chanel Parfum

    That would be pretty much my take on this one, too.
    I own it for a week right now and kept wearing it among other ones I consider "dark and fresh", such as Incense Extrême, Oud Imperial, Ombre...
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    Poll: Re: Most Unifying Male Scent of All-Time

    Thought precisely the same.
  73. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Reserve Collection - 8 re-released Private Blends

    ... same here ... möp ...
  74. Re: Suggestions for a bright Italian citrus with some underlying sweetness?

    My partner is italian and lately she said, that our Cedro di Diamante by Perris Monte Carlo smelled like the most true to nature rendition of this cedro fruit. Maybe this one might be worth sampling....
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    Re: Baldessarini Ambre Oud 2017.

    Big fan of Ultimate here.
    Ambre Oud is nice, spicy, has a raunchy oriental horse'ish musky accord inbetween, like a distant relative of Lui Mazzolari with less patchouli and not as potent.
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    Re: Which Frag? Need Help On Deciding ;)

    I'd go for the Lapidus.
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    Re: Very dry herbal fragrances

    Precisely my thought. If you love mediterranean herbs, this one is perfect. Wouldn't say it's "green", though, more brown'ish, green'ish ...
    Another one in a totally different, more avantgarde,...
  78. Re: Guilty pleasure: sweet, synthetic mess fragrances

    Don't know if this counts, but last year I finally got my bottle of Nasomatto Blamage which is synthetic messy greatness. I own and enjoy Pi Neo, older versions of Le Male and Joop Homme. I love...
  79. Re: What are your Top 5 Women’s marketed fragrances suitable for Formal wear?

    Kenzo Jungle Elephant (Pale minty cashmeran/sandalwood/amber).
    Aromatics Elixir
    Samsara
    No. 19
    Dune
  80. Re: Yves Saint Laurent Jazz (Current) Your Thoughts?

    I'm always forgetting this, and when I sample I really like it very much. Remember it as complex/spicy/green/woody/fresh.
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    Re: Today I bought January 2019

    Backed up one of my fave vetiver scents: Ombre Indigo, a 100ml finally.
    And I bought a nice oldschool chypre floral, very very rarely mentioned: Eau de Lancaster, on a huge discount.
  82. Re: After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

    I'm always coming back to 2Man, which I first bought when it came out.
    It's versatile and enormously satisfying, being light yet strong, and at the same time an oriental, a citrus, a vetiver, an...
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    Re: what's the one note you can't stand much of?

    The way strong ethylmaltol, woody ambers, patchouly and benzoine are mixed in some of the stronger feminine gourmands (La vie est belle) ...
  84. Poll: Re: Clean Rose Contest: YSL L'Homme Ultime VS Cartier Déclaration d'Un Soir

    Declaration d'un Soir easily.
    I love the chamaeleon'ish Cashmeran backbone that's at the same time minty, peppery, airy, bone-dry, sand-like, turpentine, wet paint.
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    Re: Recently your fragrance tastes have changed how?

    I've grown on vetivers and citrus scents. There are many threads where I consider myself as being not much of a citrus person.
    My taste has broadened a bit, in a way that I'm wearing sleeker...
  86. Re: Which Notes or Colognes mix well with Tobacco Smoke?

    The mid-to-drydown stage of some Davidoff scents sometimes reminds me in accents of cigar/good cigarette tobacco smoke. I'm thinking of older Cool Water and Zino versions, and it's more of an accent.
  87. Re: Which Notes or Colognes mix well with Tobacco Smoke?

    Right. Had some free time in the Black Forest recently ... climbing up these hills I knew what's wrong ... :-)
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    Re: Most Relaxing Scent?

    Some relaxing faves of mine are:
    The old L'Artisan Santal
    Patchouly Molinard
    Breath of God
    Mistral Patchouli
    Basala
    Aromatics Elixir in the late drydown phase
    Peastum Rose
    Azzaro Acteur
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    This one is so good. Side by side I'm getting some relating tunes, too. I for myself find the "Soir" one to be much more exciting than Declaration, but it's just me. Think I might get a second bottle...
  90. Re: Your favorite high quality Abstracts: scents about nothing real

    Basala is an abstract masterpiece imho in a way that it combines certain ideas (the cocoa/faux sandalwood/spices/warmth and a breezy/freshness/semi aquatic/coolness) to an overall oriental theme....
  91. Re: IYO Strongest Longest Lasting Best Smelling Men’s Fragrances?

    Very nice smelling, long lasting non-vintage ones:
    Oud Imperial
    Incense Extrême
    Duro
    ... not best of the best IMHO, but close ... ;-)
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    Re: Is Envy for men by Gucci still in production?

    Man! ... tried this a while ago and thought like: "Hey ... this reminds me of something ... " ... will sample tomorrow.
  93. Thread: Citrus pilgrimage

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    Re: Citrus pilgrimage

    :o... just have to mention it again ... sorry ... but sample this Perris if you can ... the Cedro one ... it's good.
  94. Re: Which Notes or Colognes mix well with Tobacco Smoke?

    ... thought the same ... .
    I still like smoking hand rolled dark tobacco cigarettes (some days I surely want to stop this) and there's quite a few modern(ish) scents that work well with these. Just...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    The shocking fact of Sauvage being not TOO far away from Shiseido's Basala.
    Side-by-side the Dior smells like a stripped down, less opulent, less playful version of the Shiseido.
    Can anybody...
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    Re: anyone know much about Nasamatto house?

    I like this typical Gualtieri sound, experimenting with huge doses of synthetics. My fave is Duro, a staple in my wardrobe. I also love Blamage which is a weird white florals gourmand'ish thing....
  97. Re: Dreaming of of the beach, recommend me something!

    Paestum Rose as a very unique beach impression:
    A town in south italy, afternoon, returning from the beach, smelling of suntan lotion, sand, salty sheets; there are heated stones & buidings, boiling...
  98. Thread: Salvador Dali PH

    by Roky
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    Re: Salvador Dali PH

    I own vintage and fairly recent juice. They are just a slight bit different, with older version being a tad bit more "fatty", "oily" ... . Both are nice IMHO.
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    Re: would you wear Chanel no.5?

    Not often. But in the right mood: yes.
    I wouldn't go out an buy myself a brand new bottle of it - but if a nice offer, preferrably an oder version, came along, I'd get it.
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    Re: Your Christmas Haul

    No true haul here. But these are mine in december ... some were gifts, flea market finds, discounted stuff etc.:
    Armani (first edition feminine)
    Kenzo pour Homme vintage
    Jovan Musk Men vintage...
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