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    Re: Terre d'hermes - reformulated?

    Okay, so the consensus is, yes, reformulated? I was set to buy a bottle of this, a former standby of mine, but if longevity and sillage suffer in current editions, well, I'm out. Pull the trigger or...
  2. Re: Sequoia, Artek, Kyoto, Wonderwood, and TdH Parfum

    Exactly what I was pointing out. The OP's personal choice is to find something woodier. So why are you asking the OP to like it or change his personal preference? He wants something woodier and not...
  3. Re: Sequoia, Artek, Kyoto, Wonderwood, and TdH Parfum

    No. I have the same issue with it; the sweet, boozy component gets in the way. It may be a skin chemistry thing or a difference in how easily one picks up on sweetness, but neither the OP nor I are...
  4. Re: Anything like Live Jazz w/ better sillage and longevity?

    I agree. I also get extremely good longevity and good sillage from Live Jazz, and I don't imagine I'd want either dialed up too much.
  5. Re: Sequoia, Artek, Kyoto, Wonderwood, and TdH Parfum

    Take Lubin's Itasca for a spin. The wood is dialed up here, and no booze, so it might be closer to what you wanted Sequoia to be.
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    Re: smokey, peaty - any recommendations

    Profumum Fumidus
  7. Encre Noire, Atkinson's Lavender, Bonny Doon Bay Rum - CONUS

    Shipping is $6 for one item, $2 ea. addl. item. I would also entertain trade offers for Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge, Montale Red Vetyver, and Terre d'Hermes EdT, including multiple bottles for...
  8. Thread: I Beat It!

    by TRBeck
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    I Beat It!

    The addiction.

    Here's what I did, in approximately chronological order (though some things happened simultaneously):

    1. Acknowledge that I was buying to fulfill unmet needs elsewhere in my...
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    Re: The 'sweet' sandalwoods

    Yes. I have worn this a couple of times recently and thought of this thread. Well worth sampling for lovers of sweet sandalwood. Like someone put just a bit of sugar in Tam Dao IMO. Really nice.
    ...
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    Re: I'm a Brooks Brothers Black Fleece Fan

    Rather than start a new thread, I'm bumping this one in search of more information on this fragrance. I plan to sample it in store soon, but in the meantime, I'm wondering in particular about the...
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    Re: SOTD : Thursday, September 22, 2011

    Bonny Doon Farm Bay Rum

    Sometimes I think I ought to just wear this every day. I think that pretty much every time I wear it, come to think of it. Hmm...

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: Looking for a warm, dry, bitter chypre...

    +1

    Best,
    T
  13. Re: Need STRONG, long lasting & one dimensional Sandalwood EDT ?

    Art of Shaving Sandalwood. Touch of eucalyptus and pine that fades quickly and then a very durable sandalwood - lasts all day and sometimes lasts through the washing of my shirts.

    The others...
  14. Re: Fragrances that are under $100 that can be mistaken for a niche fragrance

    Surfacing, I understand where you're coming from and sort of agree, even though I replied to this thread with some frag names. I have tried a wide range of niche frags and found many of them equally...
  15. Re: Fragrances that are under $100 that can be mistaken for a niche fragrance

    Gucci Pour Homme I
    YSL Live Jazz
    Aramis Havana
    L'Occitane Eau des Baux
    L'Occitane Vetyver

    Agree w/ EN, TdH, Givenchy Vetyver, and RGPH

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, 9-14-2011

    Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien EDP (sample).

    I think I prefer the opening of the EdT, but we shall see how this one wears as the day goes on...

    Rgards,
    T
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    Re: Leather Holy Grail, have you found it yet ?

    Leather is one I haven't explored much, at least dry leather. Sweet leathers...I'm a simple man. I love Elsha 1776. Among dry leather scents, I do love Yatagan; it haunts me; however, I have not...
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    Re: Perry Ellis 360 Red = Crushes Acqua di Gio

    I don't find the cinnamon overbearing, and it adds dimension and interest to this scent. I concur that it is superior to AdG, and in fact I no longer find the two as similar as I once did. There's a...
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    Re: The 'sweet' sandalwoods

    Damn. Now I have to try Santal Blush. Creamy and coconut could work. In general, sweet sandalwoods aren't my preference. I have tended toward buying dry ones, but then, I always wind up selling them...
  20. Re: Deep, dark yet masculine scents for fall/winter; please suggest

    It has its fans, but it's not as well-known as it ought to be. Just a superlative fragrance and expertly blended IMO. The lime opening gives way to barbershop fougere territory before the big, dark,...
  21. Re: You have $100 and no fragrances; what wouldl you get?

    I would go minimalist with my wardrobe, as I'm constantly trying to do anyway. No decants. Just 100mL/each of L'Occitane Vetyver ($45), YSL Live Jazz ($30 online), and Meehan Bay Rum ($25). I would...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, September 2, 2011

    Les Nez Let Me Play the Lion (sample). I like this, but I don't love it. Sort of a transparent version of Gucci PH1 with a bit of iris and a higher price tag. Very nice, but just not worth a bottle...
  23. Re: Deep, dark yet masculine scents for fall/winter; please suggest

    Kiehl's Pour Homme Essence Oil is quite masculine, quite deep, fairly dark and extraordinarily rich. Great for autumn and winter. Also easy to find and inexpensive.

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, September 1, 2011

    Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo (sample). My first time wearing this. Old-school, old-world gentleman vibe, to be sure, but very sleek and wearable. I like it.

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: Favorite Lavender Fragrance

    Matthew,

    You're right. I canceled the FragranceX order. Got overzealous in my excitement. Anyway, thanks for the La Tienda link. Glass bottle ordered.

    Best,
    Tim
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 30, 2011

    C.O. Bigelow Elixir White

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: Favorite Lavender Fragrance

    Okay, well, I'm an idiot. Thanks, easyfish! When did that show up again? Anyway, ordered.

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: Favorite Lavender Fragrance

    Agreed, if you can find it. I sold off my 200mL splash bottle a long time ago and can't get more now. I could settle with that as my casual summer fragrance and be pretty happy for life.

    Regards,...
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    Re: The 'sweet' sandalwoods

    Mike, yes, that's the Dupont I'm referring to. Worth sampling if it can be found. I sold off my bottle for $15 a couple years back and regret it now. I may have overstated the sweetness of the C-M...
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    Re: The 'sweet' sandalwoods

    This is a very good, very simple, very sweet sandalwood fragrance tinged with a bit of vanilla. Much sweeter than the rather smoky, nearly phenolic (and IMO very good) Tricorn.

    I'll third the...
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    Re: Battle of the Patchouli Royalty

    This.

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 25th, 2011

    Lalique Encre Noire Eau de Toilette

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: Best patchouli based, or single note fragrance?

    Nobile 1942 Patchouli.

    Second Givenchy Gentleman.

    Also consider Mazzolari Lui.

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 22, 2011

    Comme des Garcons Vettiveru Eau de Cologne

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: Sourcing Rum Absolute

    Thanks for that link. Don't know if I'll be able to track it down, but you're right: somebody has to have it. I'll email Robertet and see what they say.

    Thank you again.

    Best,
    T
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

    Creed Green Irish Tweed Eau de Parfum

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

    Bvlgari Aqva Pour Homme Eau de Toilette

    Supposed to hit 94 degrees here today.

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: Building the perfect tobacco scent wardrobe

    Tobacco's a funny one for me. I love nearly every tobacco scent at first, but over time, the note tends to become cloying to me. Doesn't matter whether sweet or dry; it's sort of like it can't decide...
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    Re: SoTD: Thursday, April 14, 2011

    Creed Green Irish Tweed Eau de Parfum

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: Best Burnt Stuff

    Eau de L'Occitan for burnt cedar and lavender.

    Regards,
    T
  41. Poll: Re: Poll: If You Only Had One Vetiver in Your Wardrobe, Which One?

    From the list, for me, probably Sycomore or Encre Noire. However, Kevin, I think you've mentioned several times appreciating Grey Vetiver or at least considering it an important/essential fragrance,...
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    Re: Review: YSL Live Jazz

    Grapefruit does have a prominent place in Live Jazz, and I find it balances the coriander beautifully. I have rarely worn a fragrance I consider better-balanced than Live Jazz, and it is absolutely...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 8th, 2011

    Tommy Bahama Set Sail South Seas Cologne for Men

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 8th, 2011

    An excellent and underrated frag, for sure. Flies too far under the radar. Just a great fougere.

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, April 7, 2011

    Yves St. Laurent Live Jazz Eau de Toilette

    Regards,
    T
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    Sourcing Rum Absolute

    I am trying to hunt down some rum absolute for a kinda-sorta Havana/Idole thing I'm working on. I have come up empty with all of the excellent sources I've checked. Anyone have a reliable source for...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

    Comme des Garcons Vettiveru Eau de Cologne

    Regards,
    T
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    Poll: Re: poll: live jazz vs. prada amber

    I agree. As usual.

    Regards,
    T
  49. Re: Fragrance that smells like speedstick regular scent

    Penhaligon's English Fern

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 1st, 2011

    Hermes Terre d'Hermes Eau de Toilette

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: Something organic smelling...

    Art of Shaving Lemon Eau de Toilette - lemon, some lovely florals, vetiver, oakmoss, and incredibly natural-smelling.

    Regards,
    T
  52. Poll: Re: mint cheapie poll: live jazz vs. lacoste booster

    Live Jazz, and yeah, it's not even close. Live Jazz is better than most niche fragrances and could easily sell for 4x its asking price. Lacoste Booster is merely inoffensive.

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, March 31, 2011

    Montale Red Vetyver Eau de Parfum

    Regards,
    T
  54. Re: 4 colognes to live with for the rest of your life. Niche and Designer.

    Slight revision in the past few months, and I'm now really close to doing this:

    YSL Live Jazz
    CdG 2 Man
    L'Occitane Vetyver
    Terre d'Hermes EdT OR Montale Red Vetyver

    In fact, if I could have...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, March 30, 2011

    L'Occitane Eau de Vetyver Eau de Toilette

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: SOTD : Tuesday, 29 March 2011

    L'Occitane Vetyver Eau de Toilette

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: Patchouli & Vetiver Combo

    I asked a sort of similar question some time ago; you might look through that thread. While I was seeking minimalism and you are seeking complexity, there are some frags mentioned in that thread that...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 28, 2011

    Hermes Terre d'Hermes Eau de Parfum

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: SOTD : Sunday , 27 March 2011

    Art of Shaving Sandalwood Eau de Toilette

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 26 January 2011

    Thierry Mugler Cologne

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 25th, 2011

    Good to see you back, Barry! I look forward to reading more from you on Knize Ten Golden. I know anything you favor is a must-try for me, as our tastes often overlap.

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 25th, 2011

    Penhaligon's Opus 1870 Eau de Toilette

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: ** Free Giveaway - Kenzo pour Homme **

    21?

    T
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday, 23rd March, 2011

    Hermes Terre d'Hermes Eau de Toilette

    ...and I couldn't be happier about it.

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: Your Three Perfect Ten Out Of Ten Fragrances

    Yves St. Laurent Live Jazz

    Comme des Garcons 2 Man

    Creed Green Irish Tweed

    I love L'Occitane Vetyver and Montale Red Vetyver equally as these three, but it is because of and in spite of...
  66. Re: Drug Store Deodorants and Body Washes that go with Fragrances!

    I concur with Dove Extra Fresh and Creed Millesimes pairing up well.
    Old Spice Matterhorn is a dead ringer for Millesime Imperial to my nose, albeit with much cheaper ingredients.
    Neutrogena...
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    Re: Jo Malone opinions

    Have to say, Pomegranate Noir is superb. It was recommended to me as an alternative to Sequoia, and it doesn't disappoint. It lacks the slightly urinous vibe I get sometimes from Sequoia, making it a...
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    Re: Cheap Summer frags?

    Another for YSL Live Jazz.

    Another for Monsieur Balmain.

    Another for Banana Republic Classic.

    I'll also add another option: Perry Ellis 360 Red

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 22 March 2011

    Comme des Garcons Vettiveru Eau de Cologne

    Regards,
    T
  70. Re: What are the top 10 men classic fragrances that a collector should have in his collection?

    Monsieur de Givenchy
    Hermes Equipage
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Caron Yatagan
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Aramis Tuscany
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel
    Ralph Lauren Polo
    Caron Pour Un Homme
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    Re: Name 2 that best describe your personality !

    Comme des Garcons 2 Man
    Montale Red Vetyver
    with
    L'Occitane Vetyver very close at their heels

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: Spicey Rum Scent (EDT) suggestions

    Cuba lasts well on me, but it seems to be variable depending on skin. Your description of Jacomo and your love for Havana make me think you'd really like Kiehl's Pour Homme Essence Oil and Montana...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 21st, 2011

    Creed Green Irish Tweed Eau de Parfum

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: Spicey Rum Scent (EDT) suggestions

    Thanks for the update, jclaxton. I dig Havana, too, even the opening. I will check into Jacomo for Men, as spicy boozy scents tend to be favorites. I also think if you like Havana you owe it to...
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    Re: Gucci Envy: Am I the only guy...

    Repressed anger? Hey, that's me! I may try wearing it one of these days, maybe just for the evening to get a feel for how it does on my skin.

    Glad to hear I'm not alone in having this urge, and...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 14th, 2011

    Creed Green Irish Tweed Eau de Parfum

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: Spicey Rum Scent (EDT) suggestions

    No. Every bay rum I have ever tried is better than Pinaud. Really. It smells mostly of cinnamon, some clove, and no pimento racemosa. Some Walgreen's carry Superior 70 near other goods targeted...
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    Re: Spicey Rum Scent (EDT) suggestions

    I concur.

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 13, 2011

    Terre d'Hermes Parfum

    Regards,
    T
  80. Re: What scented products do you wish they'd release as perfumes?

    Korres Juniper and Rum shower gel. Remarkably cool combination of spice, rum, and juniper wood. I would pay well for an EdT. Hell, I'd like to get more of the gel itself as I'm down to my last 1.5...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, March 12, 2011

    Creed Green Irish Tweed Eau de Parfum

    Regards,
    T
  82. Re: what is the most unique designer fragrance for men in these categories?

    Bvlgari Aqva or Kenzo PH (dark, salty aquatics)

    Monsieur Balmain (unique for its longevity and scratchy wood base)

    Givenchy Insense (nothing to add a stereotypical "masculine" edge) or Richard...
  83. Re: What cologne do you think is the best for spring?

    Geoffrey Beene Bowling Green

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: How Many Fragrances Should a Normal Man Have?

    Indeed. The last thing I aspire to is being a normal man.

    For me, it's about finding a balance between a versatile, varied wardrobe and my own minimalist preferences, which allow me to keep an...
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    Re: Atkinsons English Lavender

    bokaba, since your tastes tend to run toward the old-school - which I can get behind fully - I think you'll at least be impressed by the uncompromising, true lavender in this one. It's pretty...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 11, 2011

    Tommy Bahama for Men Eau de Cologne

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: Equippage surprise

    A fine scent indeed, and it was a wardrobe staple for me for some time. I find both the vintage and current versions quite wearable, but I prefer the depth and longevity of the vintage. Truly a...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, March 10, 2011

    L'Occitane Vetyver Eau de Toilette

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: Atkinsons English Lavender

    The top one is the original packaging. Carroll & Co. Royal Briar still comes in this style bottle (Royal Briar was originally an Atkinson's scent). The newer packaging on the bottom was introduced a...
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    Re: Atkinsons English Lavender

    It is an herbaceous, green take on lavender thanks to rosemary in the topnotes. Citrus keeps it from being simply sharp, and the lavender, though quite natural, is still very tenacious, its life...
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday , 9th March, 2011

    Comme des Garcons 2 Man Eau de Toilette

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: NEW: Prada Amber PH Intense

    I agree. I liked it for about 3 minutes, and then was disappointed. It just went sweet and mushy and lost all structure. Had a moment of hope when the patch showed up, but it's low-grade patchouli...
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    Re: I just don't 'get' Green Irish Tweed..

    I get it. I love it, actually, though I think it is overpriced of course. I understand those who don't get it or like it, but to me it is seamlessly constructed and timeless. I can understand certain...
  94. Thread: Lilacs for Men

    by TRBeck
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    Re: Lilacs for Men

    I am quite interested. Always open to trying new frags, and this sounds great. I actually stumbled onto that site searching old lilac threads, but of course the more options I have the better.
    ...
  95. Thread: Lilacs for Men

    by TRBeck
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    Lilacs for Men

    I have Pinaud Lilac Vegetal, which is great after the topnotes burn off. But I'm looking for something more composed.

    En Passant was too doughy, Neil Morris Lilac too feminine.

    I don't need a...
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    Re: SotD: Tuesday, 8th March, 2011

    Art of Shaving Sandalwood Eau de Toilette

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, March 5, 2011

    L'Occitane Eau de L'Occitan Eau de Toilette

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: your TOP summer scents for REAL HOT WEATHER

    My top 4 choices have all been mentioned upthread, so I'll reiterate them for effect:

    Bvlgari Aqva
    Monsieur de Givenchy
    Mugler Cologne
    YSL Live Jazz

    My fifth choice is not yet mentioned, and...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 4, 2011

    Art of Shaving Lemon Eau de Toilette

    Gentlemanly citrus, beautifully done.

    Regards,
    T
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    Re: Best Vetiver Shower Gel

    L'Occitane
    Provence Sante
    Encre Noire

    Regards,
    T
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