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  1. Love Mitsouko, Nuit de Noel any other incense heavy chypres should I check out?

    I love the smokey, fuzzy incense smell they have, though someone said I smelled like a grandmother once when wearing Mitsouko recently. Any other chypres out there that are of the same type of...
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    Re: Fragrances for the male ingenue

    A colt pistol?
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    Fragrances for the male ingenue

    I need some new suggestions, I haven't really worn a cologne since spring.... I love chypres, like to me caron nuit de noel, and guerlain mouchoir de monsieur, mitsouko and vol de nuit are perfect...
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    Need suggestions for younger brother

    Hey all! Need some cologne suggestions for my younger brother. I myself like chypres and aren't afraid to buy women's perfumes from the early 20th century, my brother however he is a bit more...
  5. Any quirky, lighter suggestions for summer?

    I find a lot of what I like in a fragrance is more suitable for winter wear (Nuit de Noel, Ambre Canelle, Mitsouko, Vol de Nuit) kind of fuzzy cashmere sweater chypre/oriental kind of scents. I wore...
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    Re: Estee Lauder Youth Dew..........for men?

    Creed's Ambre cannelle smells similar to Youth Dew minus some flowers. It totally reminded me of my na-na who wore Youth Dew, but was different enough to not feel weird or too emotional.

    If you...
  7. Prominent oakmossy scents or am I mislead?

    I've noticed that many fragrances I really like, Nuit de Noel (my preferred scent, I got a great compliment the other day that I smelled like an old barbershop), Mitsouko, and Vol de Nuit and while I...
  8. Suggestions for those who like Thymes Kimono Rose products?

    My mom likes the Kimono Rose bodywash and I like to was curious if others could possibly list some scents (aside from Thymes own Kimono Rose) that are similar in any manner. I like to treat my mom...
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    What's a good peony scent?

    I'm a landscaper so I love peonies, and in particular like the smell of the cultivar 'Festiva Maxima' which has a particularly nice perfume. Something about peony is kind of "off" in terms of of...
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    Re: Who wears fragrances that is marked as women?

    I'm 21 and I wear 'Nuit de Noel' which smells like really good incense on me and I find it very comforting, can get a bit "chalky" but I've gotten good compliments on it. I'm looking for others but I...
  11. Re: Does the color of a rose affect it's smell?

    I grow old garden roses so I know a little bit about this. It all depends on the cultivar's heritage. Most old garden roses from the damask, gallica and their cousins the moss roses as well as the...
  12. Re: Many thanks and a question; any cantaloupe or unusual florals scents out there?

    Excellent to note nonetheless, see if I can try it for next summer. Is that really all that's out there though in terms of melon dominated scents? You'd think there would be more, it's so funny, you...
  13. Many thanks and a question; any cantaloupe or unusual florals scents out there?

    Hey, I haven't posted in quite a while! I guess it was because you guys do such a good job in helping people find a fragrance!You all pointed me to Nuit de Noel, and well, let's just say it's not...
  14. Ladies, what does "Lotion" mean on this Caron bottle?

    Hi there, young guy here with a question. I was out shopping today and I found a bottle of Caron's Nuit Noel at an antique shop. It looks exactly like this:
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    Re: Mitsouko on men

    I love the edp, it smells like some sort of spiced fried dough, a mossy peach fritter on me. Was very perplexed about it at first since it's not a particularly manly smell, especially for an 19 year...
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    If I like Mitsouko....

    What else could you recommend? I've decided I really like Mitsouko after much bickering with it when I first got it. Enigmatic beast the edp is. Now I'm actually wanting to buy it (dear god it's...
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    Re: Les Parfumes de Rosine...

    Well that's okay on the simpleness, I dont need anything that screams....Mitsouko might be my "loudest" thing currently...and even that tames itself to kind of spiced peach.

    I was curious about...
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    Les Parfumes de Rosine...

    I'm intrigued by this company, they seem so sincere in their pledge to create quality scents with nice ingredients, and nifty that they base it around the central scent of roses.

    I found I dont...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I have gotten compliments wearing:

    Castile by Pehaligons
    Eau de Merveilles by Hermes
    Eau d'Orange Verte (spray liberally on clothes and it stays)
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    Re: Mitsouko is WEIRD

    I was just saying it's weird in that I hated it at first and now it's suddenly changing.




    I found it kind of shrieking....straight girl powder, but I will have to reassess it like I...
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    Mitsouko is WEIRD

    The more and more I put on it my wrist, just to "sniff" it, the more I am picking up on the peach, the less it is making me sick, and the more I'm actually LIKING it. I had to scrub it off a few of...
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    Re: Vol de Nuit

    I tried I got some vintage edt from The Perfumed Court and while the opening was GREAT, herbal and cologne-like, but it quickly turned iris/vanilla/oakmoss powder on me. Turned into a nice Guerlain...
  23. Re: Hermès reputation in the fragrance-world.

    It shows. I hope they last like that. Very classy.
  24. Re: Any other vendors have samples of Parfum des Merveilles?

    That would be negatory for the bloomingdales. I'm going to do a review for the eau soon.

    The pdm is a parfum version of the eau, deeper.

    Elixir is a spin off frag that's gourmand I...
  25. Any other vendors have samples of Parfum des Merveilles?

    I'm totally digging Eau des Merveilles, and am going to get a sample of Elixir soon, and while I know Perfumed Court has samples of the parfum version of the former...but it's a bit expensive, which...
  26. Re: Hermès reputation in the fragrance-world.

    I am very very impressed by Hermes, they seem to do citrus very well and am almost compelled to say that their house note may be orange......at least from what I've seen. If you reflect a bit, Hermes...
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    Re: Newbie Musings Over Old Guerlains

    Very unsure of the strength of L'Heure Bleue, whatever the Perfumed Court sells, which was surprisingly strong regardless. I can see how some of my observations can be perhaps a little immature, but...
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    Newbie Musings Over Old Guerlains

    I am 19, so I have very little experience with fragrance aside from all my sampling. Growing up my dad wore Guerlain's Vetiver which I loved, and actually noticed when it was briefly off the market...
  29. Online sources for Guerlain's Mouchoir de Monsieur?

    Honestly, money wise and for my age I am rather certain I will not be buying this fragrance anytime soon, but I remember enjoying the smell of my sample immensely (such a WEIRD scent) so I was...
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    Cool winter scents for guys?

    I'm relatively new at the whole fragrance thing, got a lot of decants over the summer and with Basenotes guidance I actually decided on both Eau Savage and Eau D'Orange Verte since I LOVE citrus,...
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    Rosemary heavy cologne?

    I've been flung head first into the world of colognes and scents, and it's become rather addicting! I work at a nursery and we sell herbs, so I'm quite familiar with the scent of rosemary. I love it,...
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    I've developed a "wardrobe"

    Thanks to you guys, I've finally figured out a rotation of colognes for myself. I think I picked good ones, being 19 I didn't want anything too heady, but I just wanted something BETTER and more...
  33. Progress Update in Finding First Colonge: A plea for futher help

    Hi there! You guys helped me out a few months ago, steered me in some directions as to what colognes to test for my first official cologne. Well, I've tried some samples, and this is what I have to...
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    Re: Vintage cologne for an 18 year old?

    Just an update!

    I was able to get samples from Penhaligons, and I must say I was impressed with Blenheim Bouquet and surprisingly Endymion. I'm curious what Hamman Bouquet smells like, they...
  35. Ladies, know anything about hibiscus oil?

    Hi there ladies. I'm currently in the search for my first cologne, but during my search I, for fun, looked at the reviews of my mother's current perfume that she's used since I guess it came out; 360...
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    Sticky: Re: On Getting Free Samples from Companies Now

    Really? That must be something new, it hadn't been mentioned before. Is it not too terrible, as in still the most economical way to get samples from their line?
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    Sticky: Re: On Getting Free Samples from Companies Now

    Anyone know how I might set up an email to Penhaligon's, I have the email of their US division, is it too foreward to straight out ask for samples?

    Should I address that I'm 18, new to fragrances...
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    Re: Vintage cologne for an 18 year old?

    Just for an update for you guys, I've gotten some decant samples and have smelled them for curiosity's sake. I guess I started REALLY old, so I'd get my historical curiosity out of the way.

    I got...
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    Re: Vintage cologne for an 18 year old?

    So many colognes! This could be so much fun. Thank you guys so far for such an energetic welcome, I'm quite surprised, a lot of forums (other topics) of course aren't always so warm to new members or...
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    Re: Vintage cologne for an 18 year old?

    I'm so excited about ordering samples! Where besides The Perfumed Court could I look to buy small samples from? I'm just a bit cautious over going to the Macy's in the mall with all the testing...
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    Re: Perfumed Court Issue

    Shoot, and I wanted to order samples from them.

    Would a Macy's have these to sample? There's one by my college;

    Guerlain 'Mouchoir de Monsieur'
    CB I Hate Perfume ' Memory of Kindness'
    Comme...
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    Re: Vintage cologne for an 18 year old?

    Thank you for those suggestions! There's so many, and so historical. I'm going to have fun smelling all these when I get a chance to.

    Guerlain seems to be rather stable overall in having...
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    Re: Vintage cologne for an 18 year old?

    Thanks for all the suggestions so far, this is so much fun bookmarking each scent to consider for ordering samples. So far I like all of them!

    samplermike, my dad wears Guerlain Vetiver. So far...
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    Vintage cologne for an 18 year old?

    Hi there. I'm 18 and I'm starting to think about my first cologne purchase so I was wondering if anyone could help me out? I've had a tiny history with colognes, I grew up with my dad wearing...
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