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    Re: 10 Masterpieces - Your List

    My first post in a few years:

    MPG Centaure
    MPG Jardin du Nil
    AdP Colonia
    Cartier Declaration
    Creed Erolfa
    Creed M.I.
    Carthusia Numero Uno
    Givenchy Gentlemen
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces - Your List

    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Carthusia Numero Uno
    Cartier Declaration
    Creed Millesime Imperial
    Fragonard Eau de Hongrie
    Givenchy Gentleman
    L'Artisan Parfumeur L'Eau de L'Artisan
    MPG Jardin du Nil...
  3. Thread: Nice Aquatic

    by Fiorello
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    Re: Let's talk about the best Aquatic...

    Profumum Acqua di Sale, hands down.
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    Re: Profumum Acqua di Sale (Salt Water)

    There is no comparison to AdS. Its strongest attribute, besides that it is the most realistic and natural marine fragrance available, is that it layers so amazingly well, albeit expensively. If you...
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    Re: Is It Appropriate to Ask?

    I have done this on numerous occasions and have never sensed any discomfort on their part. I usually say, "Your fragrance is amazing. Do you mind me asking what you're wearing?".

    The interesting...
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    Re: Male/female flowers (Floris Malmaison)

    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier (MPG) Iris Bleu Gris would suit you very well. It is a cool, "fresca", iris with citrus. I would consider it dry/seque.
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    Re: New JP Gaultier!

    That's absolutely, freakin' hilarious! Exactement!
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    Poll: Re: Turn up the heat in these neglected houses.

    Fragonard makes some of the most outstanding, natural-smelling fragrances at half the price of many niche brands. They being Grassois gives them privilege to so many quality ingredients other brands...
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    Re: Cartier Declaration: What a Fine Scent!

    That's what I get from it too and like so much. I really enjoy the shower gel as well. If this were to turn sweet on myself, I would not be so enamored. It stays cool and woody for me. I'm not a fan...
  10. Re: Perfume the Guide: Top ten Mens and Womens fragrances [preview]

    If I can discover five new fragrances that truly rock my world by reading the book, it will be worth it.
  11. Thread: MPG questions

    by Fiorello
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    Re: MPG questions

    This is from Perfume-Smellin' Things blog: It is a very good description. My #1 iris, hands down.

    "This is a very dry, austerely elegant scent; iris here, accompanied by oakmoss and grapefruit, is...
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    Re: Uplifting Perfumes

    Anything citrus, green and with "white" florals--which is 80% of my 'drobe.
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    Re: Discontinued Fragrances

    Davidoff Relax
  14. Re: Something New? Top 5 List for the Month of March 2008 - March 31st

    Ciao a tutti,

    Carthusia Numero Uno
    Fragonard Eau de Hongrie
    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    MPG Jardin du Nil
    CdG Soda
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    Re: Fragonard Miranda

    I own Papa Cheri. It's very natural like all the Fragonards but just a bit generic. It has nice sillage and tenacity. The bergamot/geranium accord is most prominent followed by a cedar/musk drydown....
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    Re: Comme des Garcons - Top 5 Faves

    Zagorsk
    2 Man
    Calamus
    Soda
    Carnation
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    Re: Recommendations for modern basil

    L'Eau de L'Artisan has a prominent but non-overpowering basil note. Crisp and green (and no caffeine).
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    Re: New Raffy line

    I sampled Mogul and it somehow reminded me of a fresher, more modern version of a sporty-fresh-formal '60s-'70s kind of scent. Not bad overall but a bit short lived in the top and mid notes and kind...
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    Re: Floral fragrances for men

    Some of my favorites not mentioned:
    MPG Jardin du Nil (Jasmine & Geranium)
    Creed M.I. (Iris)
    Fragonard Eau de Hongrie (Jasmine)

    Ones mentioned I like:
    MPG Iris Bleu Gris
    Givenchy Insensé
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    Re: The Jean Patou Brand, Is It Alive?

    As it is now, there are no men's products in production and only three women's.
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    Re: What is your favorite creed Fragrance?

    M.I.
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    The Jean Patou Brand, Is It Alive?

    Does anyone have any information on what P&G Prestige is planning on doing with this line? I can't imagine it continuing as it is now.
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    Re: What perfume personality are you?

    Predictably a "Freshen Up". I can't live without bergamot and jasmine.
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman

    I've found the new issue to be nearly identical.
  25. Re: Characterize the Last Couple Decades by Fragrance Theme

    Vetiver was very popular in the '60s.
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    Re: Acca Cappa fragrances?

    If I remember correctly, this is a very natural but very linear cedar/musk combination. I believe edc is the only other masculine fragrance in their line. I didn't sample that one. I also remember it...
  27. Re: Your favourite fragrances seldom mentioned on basenotes

    Ditto on the Baldessarini (can be found cheaply at discount stores now) and Profumi di Pantelleria Maestrale (vs. the Acqua di Biella)--truly a stunning composition. Also the Krizia Spazio is quite...
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    Re: Citrus suggestions?!

    These are some of my favorite citrus frags:

    Profumum Acqua Viva (my favorite lemon/marine but expensive)
    Creed Erolfa (citrus/marine refined)

    Eau d'Italie (citrus/floral/incense/earthy)...
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    Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Yü.

    Keep an eye out for the nü Yü Zü. I have heard it is very citrus-civet heavy.
  30. Re: Contemplation on Aesthetics and the Art of Perfume

    Thanks for an unexpectedly enlightening afternoon, gentlemen.
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    Re: Tom Ford for Men Extreme - a mini review

    Thanks mikeperez23. I enjoy your reviews very much. I too have a similar love/hate relationship with oud. I couldn't have described the effect "medicinal/burnt effervescent rubber note" better.
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman

    I have been wearing GG for 25+ years. It is my main patchouli frag. As others have stated, it's a try before you buy because of the civet. Gentleman is a very good value. Though it is not...
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    Re: Carthusia - any advice?

    Ditto the Numero Uno. It has the citrus and warmth together that I think you desire. It is an EdP and has excellent tenacity. You may find Uomo a bit thin--it does have a place for me though....
  34. Re: If you had to go through life with just three fragrances...

    MPG Jardin du Nil
    Creed M.I.
    Eau d'Italie Eau d'Italie
  35. Thread: 3 no-no notes

    by Fiorello
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    Re: 3 no-no notes

    vanilla/tonka/benzoin family
    heavy aldehydes
    "food" notes
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    Re: Weird Discoveries

    I too am quite fond of CO. Thanks for clearing up this apparently obvious conundrum.
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    Re: Dark, smoky, and floral

    Ditto on the Etro Palais Jamais.
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    Re: What's the Real Deal with Ava Luxe?

    ditto to both of ruggles'. well put.
  39. Re: Let's talk about the Creed's that noone posts about

    Chevrefeuille Original is one that I never thought I would buy. I came across some samples and it really grew on me over much time. I purchased a flacon and haven't regretted it in the least. It's...
  40. Re: The best ever citric fragance created and why?

    Acqua Viva (most tenacious lemon of any I've tried, unfortunately spendy)
    Acqua di Parma (most complex and least linear)
    Monsieur Balmain (surprisingly inexpensive lemon goodness)
    Bois de Cedrat...
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    Re: Why doesn't the rest of the world get it?

    I would like to add that discussing fragrance with the average person requires a specific vocabulary that is usually lacking.
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    Re: Aoud Lime suggestions please

    I only recommend sampling this one first.
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    Re: Ok.. Inexpensive juice part...???

    Bellagio
    I found this at a discount store for less than $10 and I find myself reaching for it often. It's an aquatic citrus/floral/wood that is somewhat fleeting but very pleasant.
  44. Thread: Mint Anyone?

    by Fiorello
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    Re: Mint Anyone?

    Creed's Chevrefeuille Original is an outstanding mint/floral/musk creation--very unique. If you try it, suspend judgment for a while, it can morph.
  45. Re: Your type of fragrance. Which scent fits to you the best?

    Floral Chypres
    Marines
    Woods
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    Re: What are you favorite notes?

    Citrus: Bergamot/Yuzu/Lime
    Floral: Lotus/Jasmine/Geranium/Broom (Genest/Genista)
    Herbal: Clary Sage/Verveine (Verbena)/Oregano/Myrtle
    Woods: Rosewood/Wintergreen/Birch/Patchouli/Cedar
    Resins: ...
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    Re: Zagorsk and Ourzazate by Comme des Garcons

    Re: Zagorsk
    I really am mesmerized with how the warm waxy element constantly weaves itself through the cold, camphorous and austere woods. It's a subtle dynamism I've yet to encounter in any other...
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    Re: Looking for licorice scent.....

    I just found this at OsMoz:
    Ungaro Apparition Pour Homme Intense (New).
    An oriental fragrance featuring the mouthwateringly woody notes of licorice wood. The whole is pierced with an aromatic...
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    Re: My vacuum cleaner smells so good...

    Beware of flying carpets after such an encounter! Thanks.
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    Re: Birch dominant frags

    Thanks for the input everyone. All the suggestions will be tested. The only one I am apprehensive about is the Le Labo Patchouli 24 because of the vanilla. Vanilla/tonka/benzoin notes are not my...
  51. Re: A Fragrance Memoir -- My Experience in Olfactory Exploration

    Thanks trumpet_guy Tim. What a pleasant and meaningful diversion from the usual fare.
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    Re: What is the ideal scent for a dandy?

    Lalique Pour Homme
  53. Re: What is the olfactory difference between myrrh and opopanax?

    Vibert is spot on. Opponax is sweet and myrrh is astringent although they do share some similarities in their resinous "body" qualities. Oppoponax is often paired with vanilla, tonka and benzoin...
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    Birch dominant frags

    It's beginning to cool off here in the northern latitudes and I am craving birch. So far I own and greatly appreciate CdG's Zagorsk, Creed's Cuir de Russie and Cartier's Déclaration. Does anyone have...
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    Re: Favourite Perfumers?

    Laura Tonatto (Carthusia, Tonatto)
    Bertrand Duchaufour (Colonia Assoluta-Acqua di Parma, Parfums Series 1 Leaves: Calamus-Comme des Garçons, Eau d'Italie-Eau d'Italie, Timbuktu-L'Artisan Parfumeur)
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    Re: Ionic breeze scent?

    This is an excellent link describing the aforementioned odor.
    http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/aug98/897083302.Ch.r.html

    I also found these quotes to be of secondary interest relating the...
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    Re: Anyone try Carthusia Numero Uno?

    I don't have much to add to the excellent descriptions above except that it is one of my favorite fragrances for going out on a Summer's eve. It dries down more on the clean musk/myrrh side for me...
  58. Thread: If I like....

    by Fiorello
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    Re: If I like....

    Maître Parfumeur et Gantier (MPG), Montale, Fragonard, Carthusia, Eau d'Italie, Galimard, il Profumo, Santa Maria Novella, as well as the aforementioned L'Artisan. Bon Voyage!

    PS:
    You are...
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    Re: Recommendation?

    Venezia Uomo by Laura Biagiotti fits the bill perfectly. Unfortunately it has been discontinued but you may be able to find one somewhere.
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    Re: Erolfa!!! Is good for fall or winter?

    I am a huge Erolfa fan. I have worn it year-round for many years and completely concur with Buzzlepuff's accurate and well written assessment.
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    Re: 3 Staple Scents

    All Purpose: Creed Millésime Impérial, MPG Jardin du Nil

    Power: Givenchy Gentleman, VC&A Pour Homme,

    The Guys Like: Fragonard Eau de Hongrie, Lalique Pour Homme
  62. Re: Is the idea of a "signature fragrance" completely a thing of the past now?

    Because of the sheer volume of fragrances available today, use of one (a signature) fragrance has become less and less prevalent. As the choices increase, so does the desire to find an even more...
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    Re: I thank the Pefume Gods for...

    The Amalfi Coast and Capri. Citrus, florals, woods and sea; it doesn't get any better.
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    Re: Who needs one when you have the other?

    Who needs Terre d'Hermès when you have Déclaration.
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    Re: Prince's 3121 perfume

    I briefly sampled this on a card a few weeks ago. My first impressions were favorable. I don't recall anything specific except that it could be considered unisex, albeit somewhat feminine and that it...
  66. Re: A blast from the past: The Guerlains on naturals & other articles

    Thanks for the links.
    --------------------------------------
    From the 1947 Time article; Guerlain said, "That would leave them free to concentrate on (making) luxury (fragrance) products, selling...
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    Re: What is your spraying method?

    If I need more than 3 sprays of anything, it's time to find something better.
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    Re: Artisan - What's wrong with me?

    I don't know about Méchant Loup, but VdR is only a cool/cold weather fragrance for me. The sour note people speak of seems to reveal itself more readily in the warmer weather.
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    Re: Terre d´Hermes = Freedom/Liberty ?

    I am in the minority on this one. I think it equals synthbomb. I'll take Déclaration instead.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, August 7, 2007

    Monsieur Balmain (Original)
    Lemon and herbs for the heat and humidity.
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    Re: Is "The Dreamer" so bad?

    Yes, it is.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 12 June

    MPG Jardin du Nil
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    Re: Best scent from L'Artisan Parfumeur?

    No mention of L'Eau de L'Artisan here? I find it to be an amazing juice of basil and citrus with excellent tenacity (for a citrus). It's one of my signature Summer go-to scents.
    I also appreciate...
  74. Re: Creed, really that good or just marketing hype.

    The only PR I know of Creed performing is that of celebrity name dropping. As far as "hype" goes, I agree with the others who have stated that it's all created by people such as ourselves on the Web....
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    Re: What does "soapy" mean?

    I am reminded of soap whenever there is cistus (rock rose), especially in accord with vetiver.
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    Re: What makes a scent smell like "old man"

    Dated notes to me. I am 40.
    Vetiver
    Oak Moss
    Amber/Musk accord
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    Re: Top Three Italian Fragrances

    Carthusia Numero Uno
    Eau d'Italie Eau d'Italie
    Acqua di Parma Acqua di Parma Colonia
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    Re: What's the Cologne you Hate the most?

    These are the least agreeable to my chemistry:
    Terre d'Hermes ( I know, flog me for this one )
    Himalaya
    Polo (any of them)
    Black XS
    A*Men
    Le Male
    Joop!
    Happy
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    Re: Creed House Note Substitute

    I would put money on ambergris. As to if it is synthetic or not I don't know. Ambergris is a base note.
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    Re: Name your top...

    Cartier Declaration
    Carthusia Numero Uno
    MPG Centaure
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    Re: A classy fruity for men: an oxymoron?

    I can highly recommend "Numero Uno" by Carthusia. It is both fruity and very refined. It is also natural and masculine. It is my experience that the Italians do this category the best, especially for...
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