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  1. Re: Masque Russian Tea: how strong is that Raspberry note?

    It's not strong at all, in my opinion, and you actually have to search very hard for it. And when you find it, you won't even be completely sure that it's raspberry.

    Don't blind buy it, is my...
  2. Re: Price = Quality: Price the Fragrance Accordingly

    bigbz proudly considers himself the resident cheapskate, and I hate to burst his bubble, but he's got nothing on you. ;)


    Cadillac Coupe. Worth the standard asking price?
  3. Re: Price = Quality: Price the Fragrance Accordingly

    See, I like that you have 2 Man, London, and Boisee all around the same price, because in my opinion they're about equal in quality. I'd add Encre Noire in there too.

    Also can see you appreciate...
  4. Re: Price = Quality: Price the Fragrance Accordingly

    Well the point is to be as objectively subjective as possible. Though you might not pay a penny for a bottle of Reflection Man, what do you think it should be priced at considering the composition...
  5. Re: Price = Quality: Price the Fragrance Accordingly

    Yes, to your first question. If I like a fragrance, I generally think it's good quality. At the same time however, I can appreciate good compositions that I don't like the smell of. Kouros, for...
  6. Poll: Re: Are you a fan of fragrances that have a soapy scent?

    Depends on the fragrance, but I can tell you when too many white florals are used, particularly when gardenia and lily of the valley are in the mix, it turns me off. Soapy I don't mind and sometimes...
  7. Re: Price = Quality: Price the Fragrance Accordingly

    What you think you should pay for them. So probably online discount prices except for those you can't get at a discount online, like Tonka Imperiale, though that shouldn't really effect your final...
  8. Re: Price = Quality: Price the Fragrance Accordingly

    Taking both ingredients and composition into account. In fact that could be the definition of quality: Ingredients + Composition
  9. Price = Quality: Price the Fragrance Accordingly

    I'm well aware price does not always reflect quality. This is a hypothetical scenario, where price does (italics) equal quality.

    How would you price the following fragrances? Let's start here:
    ...
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    Re: I need a Day Fragrance

    Scent of Peace for Him

    Green Irish Tweed

    Dior Homme Sport

    Guerlain Homme
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    Re: Best Winter Fragrances (Designers)???

    CH Men

    Eau Sauvage Parfum

    Terre d'Hermes Parfum

    Versace Man


    Nice group you got there already!
  12. Re: Building my fragrance collection. Help me pick my next!

    Kenzo Jungle is interesting but it's also kind of weird, so you might want to sample it first. It has a few rough moments before it turns into something really nice.


    Of you're choices I'd go...
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    Re: Do you prefer buying or owning?

    Gonna try 'owning' in 2015 and see how that works out for me, since I've pretty much been in the 'buying' camp for the last 4 years.

    I think there's things about just owning that I'll come to...
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    Re: The $500 Challenge: 2015

    Thanks for the recommendations today. More stuff to add to the list of potential candidates! I'm particularly interested in the Dunhill frag that was mentioned.

    Anyway, I've already purchased...
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    Re: yet another aromatic fougere newb

    Uomo by Lorenzo Villoresi. The most enjoyable aromatic fougere I've encountered. It expertly straddles the thin line between professional and friendly, business and comfort. It can be worn all year...
  16. Re: Article on Fragrancenet in my local newspaper, Newsday

    Sorry! No pics. The best I could do is this poor cut and paste job.


    While retailers nationwide are slashing prices to draw in shoppers this holiday season, FragranceNet.com is just hoping it...
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    Re: Best Perfumes of 2014 - Fragrantica

    Yeah, but it wouldn't be hard to post it there.


    Is Aqua Amara worth looking into? Any fans of this one?
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    Re: Best Perfumes of 2014 - Fragrantica

    It could easily have been posted in the tech section too.


    I had no idea Dior released a parfum version of Fahrenheit. Guess it didn't cause much stir.


    I like that Uomo's up there. I like...
  19. Thread: Bentley

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    Re: Bentley

    Absolutely. I think I paid $90 for it when it came out. Great price!
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    Poll: Re: Dior Homme or L`air du Desert Marocain

    Pizza or gasoline?

    EDIT: Sorry, that was rude. They're just so different. If I had to choose one, I'd go with LDDM, one of my all time favorites, especially regarding its smell, it might be my...
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    Re: Just got my Interlude Man

    From what I've heard it's on its 3rd formula. The magnetic cap is the third and apparently the weakest.

    First one is the most potent, and it's been watered down more with each reformulation.
  22. Re: Extraordinary Dry Downs and Bases: What Are The Standouts?

    The Oud and incense combo in Vikt is one of my favorite dry downs. It's deep and pulls you in, smoldering without being smoky. A good balance of dry and just animalic enough.

    And LDDM ambergris...
  23. Thread: Bentley

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    Re: Bentley

    I own M Generation and used to own Bentley Intense.

    I don't find them very similar at all. Bentley's got booze and a cinnamon/vanilla combo that isn't apparent in M and the incense is a lot...
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    Re: Is it worth chasing more sandalwood?

    You seem pretty stocked up but the only other Sandalwood I'd recommend is Monsieur Balmain. Considering you like Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee, I think this will work for you. Opens with very fresh...
  25. Re: Article on Fragrancenet in my local newspaper, Newsday

    I'll cut and paste it later.

    Sorry, I didn't realize you could only view it if you were a subscriber.
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    Re: How is L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme?

    To be honest, I've always thought it was pretty weak and really boring.

    Not too many people seem to agree with me though.
  27. Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    Indeed it is. And it's full of double standards.
  28. Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    I recently gave my grandmother in law a bottle of David Yurman perfume (it came with a ring). She has taken quite a liking to this fragrance, and thoroughly douses herself in it before going to any...
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    Re: Recommend me a long lasting fresh scent

    +1



    +1


    Nice choices.
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    Re: Current top 10 favorites

    Tabac Rouge
    Amyris Homme
    Scent of Peace for Him
    The One
    Blackbird
    Paris*LA
    Eau Sauvage Parfum
    Tuscan Leather
    Royal Oud
    Herod
  31. Article on Fragrancenet in my local newspaper, Newsday

    Here's the link

    The pics are kind of interesting, if you ever wondered what the warehouse looked like.
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    Re: 2014 XMAS Day Scent

    Might give Russian Tea a whirl this year. If not, then probably Tabac Rouge.
  33. Re: What is the most you've ever sprayed at once?

    12 sprays of Pure Malt.

    I don't know if it's because I just got over smoking for many years, or my nose was undeveloped or suffering from olfactory fatigue, but when I first got into fragrances...
  34. Re: Scents smell so much better on people who are well-mannered, well-dressed etc.

    Yeah, I just read it again. I missed the part where you wrote "in the looks department" and kind of stopped at "makes the person less attractive..."


    Makes sense now.
  35. Re: 25% off Fragrancenet Coupon ends December 15th!!

    Great opportunity to pick up any Bonds, Amouages, and Creeds that you've been considering.

    Go through eBates first and you can get an extra 10% cash back (usually).

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    Re: Very strange level of service

    "Strange" is putting it kindly.
  37. Re: Scents smell so much better on people who are well-mannered, well-dressed etc.

    I think that's actually an extremely rational reaction.

    To the OP: I agree and a lot of it's also in your head. When you feel that way, your SOTD smells better because it's reflecting your mood,...
  38. Re: Share your greatest bargain ever. A silly thread to show off.

    That's pretty sweet.

    I wish there were more clueless pharmacists near me.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    To close out the year (my last niche for a long time)...A blind buy:

    http://colognoisseur.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/russian-tea-e1411612065663.jpg

    To complete my bond trilogy (with scent...
  40. Re: Share your greatest bargain ever. A silly thread to show off.

    A couple summers ago, $50, 100 ml bottles of Gucci Pour Homme at the New York Canadian border duty free shop. I scooped up a bunch of them and the border agents looked at me like I was nuts.

    I...
  41. Re: Givenchy Play Intense problems.... Suggestions please!!!

    That's a shame. GPI is one of my favorites. I'm almost finished with a bottle I bought a couple years ago.

    My best recommendation for you is Amyris Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian. It's...
  42. Poll: Re: Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense vs La Nuit de L'Homme.

    I'll take La Nuit.

    The dusty-powdery myrrh in Prada is too much for me.

    I think it's a good fragrance as far as its ingredients and everything, but it's too opulent and heavy for my...
  43. Re: Cheap but good quality frags that aren't widely used

    This is my M.O. for 2015.

    Allow me to take this opportunity to plug my thread, as it may also be of some benefit to you, in your search for good, cheap fragrances. In my thread I'm looking for...
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    Re: Carven Homme, best value ever?

    I don't have well-articulated thoughts on the differences at the moment, however I remember smelling the EDP and thinking it smelled much spicier in a lively, crisp sort of way, and focused more on...
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    Re: Carven Homme, best value ever?

    That's pretty interesting that somebody said that. It IS like a sort of simplified, streamlined version of Heritage. Never thought of it that way before...

    Have you ever smelled the Heritage...
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    Re: Carven Homme, best value ever?

    I think it's a good value for the money, but I don't think it's a great fragrance. I prefer Heritage for this style and while I owned Carven and liked it, I got tired of it quickly and sold it off....
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    Re: What is your favorite Amouge?! and WHY?

    Memoir Man

    It's really interesting and I'm a fan of mint. I like how the mint is paired with incense and absinthe.

    It's a unique fragrance.

    I also like Reflection Man but I have to be...
  48. Re: Blind buy gone good. Very good! Masque Russian Tea

    Thanks, Akahina. And nice description. I think I might close the year out with this. The notes sound great and I undestand what you mean by 'masterly portioned.' Curious to try something from this...
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    Re: Discussion: Cuiron, Pluriel, Sartorial

    Pluriel was STRONG on me. It cut through the room and stayed that way for at least three hours.

    I found it the lavender and citrus on the bright side, a touch sweet, and all the way masculine....
  50. Re: Blind buy gone good. Very good! Masque Russian Tea

    My only concern is that the raspberry and mint has been exaggerated in reviews and are much more muted in reality, and what results is just a smoky tea frag with a tiny, almost non-existent hint of...
  51. Re: Blind buy gone good. Very good! Masque Russian Tea

    You've resparked my interest in this one.

    Enjoy!
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 4!

    Good to see you're still going at it, Johnny...

    Keep up the great work!
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    Re: Do you use perfume every day?

    About 5 days a week.

    There's always a couple days where I forget.
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    Re: Why do we do it?

    I just find them really interesting. And I like the whole presentation as well, from bottle to box. And the whole collecting, classifying, rating thing--it's something I've always been into, from...
  55. Re: In this thread we review a fragrance with a picture (JPG/GIFs)

    LOL!

    *crosses POAL off test list*
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    Re: Confession - Slightly embarrassed

    It's about time you give all that uber masculine vintage leather crap a rest and enjoy some other styles.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    I'd like to hear your final verdict.

    Cigar is a cheapie candidate for 2015, but I'm still up in the air on it. The bottle is hideous, that's for sure.
  58. Re: In this thread we review a fragrance with a picture (JPG/GIFs)

    Escentric Molecules 01

    http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view2/1346318/there-is-no-spoon-o.gif
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    Re: Top Ten Winter Fragrances

    In no particular order

    Tabac Rouge
    Amyris Homme
    Herod
    Eau Sauvage Parfum
    Tuscan Leather
    Pure Malt
    Uomo (Valentino)
    Paris*L.A.
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    Re: Kilian Straight to Heaven??

    Creamy rose?

    What are you sniffing?
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    Re: How was your hobby in the pre-Internet era?

    Pre-Hobby
  62. Re: What was your First Fragrance that triggered collecting?

    Terry D. Hermays
  63. Re: If you have to downsize your wardrobe, which fragrances will you let go?

    I often sell off large amounts of my fragrances. It's either the weird stuff I can never find a reason to wear, or a very common, cheaper scent I know I can always find again if I really miss it.
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    Re: Blind Buying 24 Gold?

    Knock yourself out.

    It's cheap and chances are you'll like it. Raspberry white chocolate gourmand with a rubbery oud note in the opening and a deep Amber base. Projection and longevity are through...
  65. Re: Help me choose 2 frags to compliment/expand my small collection

    Terre d'Hermes Parfum

    Valentino Uomo
  66. Re: Best values at your local fragrance retailer.

    Very interesting! That's something I've always wondered about.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Recommend me a fragrance

    Guerlain Homme and AdG are not similar at all other than both are fresh, and kind of upbeat.

    Have fun sampling...Let us know what you pick in the end!
  68. Re: Amyris Homme...Don't judge this too quickly

    Yeah, I think you're like the original champion of Amyris. I remember you hollering about it a while ago!
  69. Re: Best values at your local fragrance retailer.

    Hednic, I notice you're in McLean...

    Is Parfums de France in McLean?

    I had stopped in a perfume shop near the Reston Town Center 4 years ago while visiting my brother. It was my first time...
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    Re: Creed fragrances

    Wow....I've never tried bathing in Virgin Island Water before.


    Any idea if this sale extends to their Saks distributors?
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    Re: Recommend me my next fragrance

    Take a look at Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche.

    But anyway, you live in tropical Singapore....what's better than VIW. You're built for it. It's built for you. I say roll with it...
  72. Re: Which one of these would you want the most in your collection?

    Eau Sauvage Parfum without question.

    It's the best designer on the market.

    Its only drawback is versatility. It's not exactly something you can wear to work every day.
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    Re: Recommend me my next fragrance

    I didn't realize you were willing to spend so much.

    In that case there are 3 I recommend with your climate in mind:

    Eau Radieuse by Humiecki and Graef

    L'Humaniste by Frapin

    Almost...
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    Re: Recommend me my next fragrance

    Acqua Essenziale by Ferragamo

    or Armani Code Sport Athlete. Discontinued but easy enough to find.
  75. Amyris Homme...Don't judge this too quickly

    It seems like people get one whiff of this and immediately write it off as too generic.

    But they would be missing out.

    It smells fantastic. And has little nuances that pop up throughout the...
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    Re: Endymion is back on my active shelf.

    I think it's a nice one, and my favorite Penhaligons by a long shot. But I didn't find myself in a lot of situations where it made sense to wear it. So, I sold it.
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    Re: Found my winter scent! :)

    Great winter scent. I think you'll be picking up a full bottle pretty soon. ;)
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    Re: Recommend me a fragrance

    Guerlain Homme
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    Re: Favortie Bond no.9?

    LOL...ouch

    Bond's got some haters man...

    I know Creed has its share of haters as well, but there's a certain smug contempt behind the Bond hate that just makes me feel bad for the Bond fans. :(
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    Re: SaveWithStregerFragrances.com

    Not sure how you're supposed to "save" with streger fragrances considering they're waaaaaay overpriced, but it's an interesting place to look at some discontinued frags.

    Annanas Fiz for $260? ...
  81. Thread: Encre Noire

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    Re: Encre Noire

    I'd go with Parfum1 first, and Fragrancenet second.
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    Re: Favortie Bond no.9?

    Of those I've tried, Scent of Peace for Him. But Bond is kind of unfamiliar territory for me. I've probably tried about 7 only.
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    Re: Which fragrance is better?

    I would go with Bleu and CH Men.

    But you could substitute La Nuit or The One for CH Men and you'd still have a good starting 2. Bleu for the day and work, one of the others for evenings and...
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    Re: I got some Le Labo samples

    OP: I couldn't agree with you more.
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    Re: Got Paris*L.A. by A Lab on Fire in today

    Obviously, I disagree. I think that besides the smell, it's really well-constructed. I love the macaroon accord--I get a rich buttery almond and vanilla, and while I don't think the Coca-Cola note...
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    Re: Scent of Peace samples??

    I'd try panhandling in the Male Fragrance Discussion forum.
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    Re: Smooth cedar fragrance?

    Lalique Equus
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    Re: Best Warm/Winter Masculine Scent for men?

    A small bottle of Terre D'Hermes EDP.

    I found a tester HERE, that's more or less in your price range.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Hope you enjoy this one! I like it a lot and actually wear it to work often.
  90. Re: Quick fix to your Thierry Mugler Rubber Flask annoyance.

    I don't have any problems with them. No need to cut.
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    Re: Tauer is a magician

    I totally agree. LDDM is a masterpiece.

    Unfortunately, that's the only Tauer fragrance I really like.
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    Re: Help me choose my next bottle purchase

    Seconding the recommendation for Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee.
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    Re: Most minty fragrance

    Actually, you might need this too ^^^
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Thanks, Josh.
  95. Re: Identify as many of these designer frags as possible

    Great idea for a post!

    Wish I had the time right now!
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    Re: Most minty fragrance

    Get Menthe Fraiche and you will never need another.
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    Re: 1st niche FB/need help

    Maybe get a 5 or 10 ml decant first and see if you end up wearing it a lot or not so much. Then make your decision.
  98. Poll: Re: Bond No.9 - Bleecker St. Vs. The Scent of Peace for Him

    I like Bleeker St., but I really love Scent of Peace. I've worn it three days in a row now and it smells great.
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    Re: Confounded by Diptyque

    Eau Duelle is probably my favorite vanilla frag. There's an EDP for it too, but I never tried it. If you enjoy vanilla you'll enjoy Eau Duelle. But it's not super sweet or anything.
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    Re: Confounded by Diptyque

    Try Eau Duelle.

    I don't like most of their stuff either.

    Surprised you didn't like Philosykos though.
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