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    Re: Jubilation XXV

    I think the Sequioa reference is a great call.

    TNMA
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    Re: Creed - Acqua Florentina

    One of the most piece of crap scents I've ever smelled. Smells ok at first, then turns into truly ubiquitous, generic scent. I would question anyone who claims this scent is artistic, groundbreaking,...
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    Re: After All These Years...Drakkar Noir !

    I purchased Duc de Vervins recently and there is a striking similarity to Drakkar. That's fine because I always loved Drakkar and to this day, has always seemed not to be as ubiquitous as other 80s...
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    Re: Today I Bought - > > APRIL 2009

    Chanel Antaeus

    Duc de Vervins

    TNMA
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    Re: Dare we talk about money ?

    It has to do with reference price and consumer surplus, actually. Also, comparing retail to Ebay is like comparing nordstroms to nordstroms rack. Too many variables in play: non profitable lines,...
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    Re: Luckyscent samples now smaller?

    I must agree with bbBD. While the materials are fixed costs, the variable cost in labor for samples must be enormous. From actually putting the content in, to putting on the labels, organizing,...
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    Re: Czech & Speake

    I wasn't impressed by many of the scents but F&M was astounding. So little acclaim for this one.

    TNMA
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    Re: Le Labo now at LuckyScent!

    Having the folks mix/make the scent right in front of you was one of the cool marketing points...now...its just a bottle but with the same price.

    TNMA
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    Re: The fragrance of a tobacco shop?

    No greater truth has been spoken

    TNMA
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    Re: Water sign scorpio fragrance

    I recommend Aqua di Scorpio.

    TNMA
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    Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur - Breaking News

    I just saw on CNBC that L'Artisan asked for a federal bailout.

    TNMA
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    Re: Angeliques Sous la Pluie

    In my simple taste, Bois d'Orage is nothing more than a stronger ASLP, which is a damn good thing. Love it!

    TNMA
  13. Re: Gendarme Owners - How Many Schpritzes ?

    I have the Gendarme EdT and it seems to last all day on me; its very powerful and two sprays is more than sufficient.

    TNMA
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    Re: Creed will have 5 new releases this year?

    The NM guy said that two will be released this year: a female version that contains "all the fruits of italy" and a super secret one for men.

    TNMA
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    Re: Perfume PIMP!

    As superdevil once said, perfume pimping aint easy.

    TNMA
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    Re: Avant Garde by M. Micallef

    My bottle came with a little leaflet/catalog that had some interesting photos. In it, it showed Martine hand painting the bottles, which seemed painstaking (not to say she does them all). I imagine...
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    Re: Avant Garde by M. Micallef

    Funny that you mention cereal as I am reminded of Cocoa Puffs when I wear it.

    TNMA
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    Re: Niche aquatic/citrus - Suggestions ?

    For me, its Heeley's Sel Marin. It has that marine salt ozonic quality with excellent longevity.

    TNMA
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    Re: Your favorite flanker?

    Aramis Tuscany Forte...I still hate myself for selling it.

    TNMA
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    Re: Le Labo Oud 27

    Really, I have gone out of my Oud mind. I'll be glad when this little oud fad is over. At this rate, acquatics aren't looking so bad. God forbid if Creed comes out with a dedicated oud scent.

    TNMA
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    Re: fresh laundry-clean pine??????

    Superdevil has spoken

    TNMA
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    Re: fragrance for job interview

    I totally agree. In fact, you should bring in samples to the interview and ask the interviewer which one he likes best, then put it on.

    TNMA
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    Re: Montale Mango Manga

    Is it just me, or does Montale need to chill out? I'm not sure its a good business strategy for a "niche" company to put out as many products as they have in such a short time period. What's next,...
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    Re: fresh laundry-clean pine??????

    I want to say Creed's Cypres Musc fits your description, but is been a long time since I've tried it.

    TNMA
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    Re: Minty recommendations please!

    Heeley's Eau de Menthe...fleeting but wonderful

    TNMA
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    Re: Oh. My. God....

    Fascinating! I want to go to one.

    TNMA
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    Re: best organic shower gel?

    Anything by REN, especially the Moroccan Rose

    TNMA
  28. Re: I'm falling in love with Amouage Lyric Man!

    Even to this day, I still try to love Lyric, but...I only like it. Much better rose scents out there that are more affordable.

    Homage 1st half: Worth the price of admission, for which I would...
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    Re: Parfumerie Generale, interesting niche ?

    Scentemental expressed my opinion of this line rather nicely. At first glance, most PG's wow you upon initial spray. I was almost tempted to pull the trigger on Coze when I was at Luckyscent trying...
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    Re: Help! Seeking Guerlain L'Instant Extreme

    I got the EdP from Ebay recently, but I don't know if Extreme = EdP.

    TNMA
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    Re: L'instant De Guerlain PH Extreme

    I bought this blind a few weeks ago and I'm still assessing it. Does anyone get the unisex feel to it as much as I do?

    TNMA
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    Re: Rive Gauche alternatives

    I actually agree with the previous poster; I also find Anteaus to be similar in nature as RG.

    TNMA
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    Re: Seeking long lasting lemon scent

    Does Boucheron count? Its rich, lemony, and hella long lasting.

    TNMA
  34. Re: Palisander (Series 2: Red) by Comme des Garcons

    I bought Sequioa way back when and perhaps that ruined Palisander for me. I'm terrible with descriptions, but like you said Mike, there is something "off" that I can't quite put my finger on. It...
  35. Re: When the shower gel is bettah than the juice itself...

    Easy question for me: Kouros! The shower gel is out of this earth and if the cologne actually smelled like the shower gel, life would be grand. The shower gel helped me "understand" those who...
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    Re: Oh the frag-manity!

    Good thing the RG bottle is made of metal.

    TNMA
  37. Re: The Micallef line, extra exclusive, extra good?

    This is actually a good call. I searched for my pile of samples just to find this one because I couldn't remember trying it. Its not as a potent as Montale BA but that's a GOOD thing for me. Montale...
  38. Re: The Micallef line, extra exclusive, extra good?

    My comment was not directed at you or anyone specifically. In fact, you are one of several, two of which are in this thread, that have mentioned an aquatic nature to AG. I am puzzled by those...
  39. Re: The Micallef line, extra exclusive, extra good?

    Black Sea...something familiar about this, but the clove was persistent which I didn't like

    Red Sea: I liked this quite a bit, it even "feels" hot

    Gaiac: Comforting, but reminiscent of Old...
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    Re: What's the best Bad Boy frag?

    Of greater importance, what or who is that?!!!

    TNMA
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    Re: What's the best Bad Boy frag?

    Yes, there is a difference, along with bad ass boy.

    TNMA
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    Re: Is sillage out of fashion?

    I wish sunglasses with lenses as big as the hubble telescope go out of fashion.

    TNMA
  43. Re: What makes you totally give up on a frag ?

    When I find out someone I know is also wearing it

    TNMA
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    Re: Bought a fake Cool Water from Amazon

    While this is technically true, its quite the hassle. Often, your bank or your credit card will get involved and then dispute who pays...the bank or PayPal. By the time you get your money back,...
  45. Re: Scents with vanilla that can be worn summer nights

    I disagree with the TV recommendation; too too strong as is and god forbid once it gets hot. SDV may be the same as well. I don't know if Hanae Mori has vanilla (it seems to me that it does but it is...
  46. Re: Frags with great initial buzz that quickly fizzled?

    Anything Tauer is all the rage when released, but the only one prominent one is L'air. Tauer is great! Awesome! Artistic! Love his blog! Two weeks later? Nada. Domenico Caraceni was the same,...
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    Re: What's the most Badass scent?

    My own natural smell.

    TNMA
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    Re: Your ultimate migraine frag is... ?

    Good timing. I bought Guerlain's L'Instant EdP blind; I was certain I would enjoy it. However, it has something in there that gives me a blinding headache within 15 minutes. It really does nauseate...
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    Re: Who does not like TdH and why?

    I don't have a desire to smell like a mud.

    TNMA
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    Re: I am blown away by this blog!

    Credogit was banned after a few posts? This one actually brought a good reference point to my attention. Does anyone know what he (or she?) did that warranted a banishment? Just curious, given the...
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    Re: Your most/least favorite resinous frag ?

    M7 and Man II have a resinous character to them. Anything Montale Aoud seems a bit too resinous for me.

    TNMA
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    Re: Best/worst name of a perfume?

    My fave:

    Un Crime Exotique


    Least fave:
    Anything with "fraicheur"
    Anything with "extreme"
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    Re: "Mountain" scents

    For me, Zagorsk is all mountain air in a bottle.

    TNMA
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    Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    Purchased:
    Guerlain L'Instant PH EDP
    Body Kouros
    HL Cuiron
    Amouage Silver

    From Swap
    Guerlain SDV
    Costes
    Paestum Rose
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    Re: Heavy fragrances?

    TF Private Blend series

    TNMA
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    Re: Serge Lutens Chergui -- ooo, la la!

    I had high hopes for this one and it too failed me. I couldn't get over the "milky" note (which I later learned from others that it wasn't lactic in nature). Definitely not a leather note as some...
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    Re: Cuckoo for Cocoa

    If you truly mean cocoa as in cocoa and not chocolate, then I'd suggest trying M. Micallef's Avant Garde. Its cocoa powder mixed in with suede.

    TNMA
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    Re: My first suit purchase, need some advice?

    I agree with Everso, for some bizarre reason, I have noticed some insane sales in the men's dept. I bought two great suits from Dillards for a ridiculous price, along with a hugo boss velvet blazer,...
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    Re: Your first experience...

    My first designer scent was Aramis Tuscany Forte. I'm not sure what compelled me to buy it other than a whim in a mall. Much to my chagrin, I sold it on BN and I will forever regret that move. It was...
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    Re: Burning Wood

    Serge Luten's Serge Noir smells like "burned" wood, like a campfire that just went out, but I don't think that's what you're looking for.

    TNMA
  61. Re: Which scent originally meant for women gets you the most compliments?

    I don't know if this qualifies, but Serge Luten's Sa Majeste un Rose is my next must have. However, I'm not sure if its exclusively marketed to women. Frankly, in this case, I don't care (and I...
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    Re: Whats a good Frederic Malle to try?

    I would say a word of caution in that don't believe the hype when it comes to MR. It doesn't smell like sin, carnal sex, or any other erotic notion. It smells like cinnamon buns. That could be a...
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    Re: Guerlain box.

    Wow, that is one hell of an impressive set. I'd be afraid to open the box, frankly.

    Its curious how Amouage and Clive Christian get occasionally dissed for their exorbitant prices yet something...
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    Re: Creed Bois de Portugal

    I tried this several times and recently bought this, having been tempted by a price I couldn't refuse. Note, this scent is different when sampled from a vial compared to a full blown spray. It is...
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    Re: Tobacco and Leather fragrances?

    TF Tobacco Vanille layered with TF Tuscan Leather

    One hell of an expensive combination!

    TNMA
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    Re: Do Some Fragrance Reviews Piss You Off?

    That's GD funny

    TNMA
  67. Re: Help me find *GULP* a fresh (Aquatic?) and something light

    I own and love Heeley's Sel Marin. It is shaped more in the vain of Erolfa than the designer aquatics. It has a distinct marine saltiness (hence the name) without the sweetness of Erolfa. While...
  68. Re: Do you feel special when you disagree with a consensus?

    No, but I do wonder what the hell is wrong with everyone when there is a significant majority opinion incongruent with my own. For instance, everyone loves Chergui, which I can't stand after many,...
  69. Re: Fragranceslingers! How accurate are you?

    Fascinating question! I'm good with spraying with my regular bottles, but god help everyone around me if I'm using a small atomizer.

    TNMA
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    Re: Do Some Fragrance Reviews Piss You Off?

    [QUOTE=the_good_life;1430427]I'm bothered by thoughtless, evidently entirely uninformed reviews, which say alot about the reviewer I have no desire of knowing, and absolutely nothing about the...
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    Re: Quick trip to the Scent Bar (Feb 8)

    They are usually willing to make 1 or 2 if you ask.

    TNMA
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    Re: Nasomatto Duro Review

    I agree. I wore this the other day and it simply RADIATES. Doesn't agree with me should I sweat, however.

    TNMA
  73. Re: Five Creed Private Collection Fragrances Will Become Paris Exclusives.

    Dear Oliver,

    Are you King?

    Best,

    TNMA
  74. Re: What makes a just out of the Shower Scent?

    I always get a soapy feeling from Creed's REL.

    TNMA
  75. Re: Burr gives I Am King by Sean John three stars

    Since Burr is the preeminent master of the scent domain, it must be true. I'm racing to the stores now to replace my Mugler.

    TNMA
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    Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    Penhaligon's Elixir
    Amouage Silver

    TNMA
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    Re: Luxurious Darkness?

    TF Noir de Noir
    Michael Kors for Men
    John Varvatos
    M7


    TNMA
  78. Re: Anyone else not a big fan of seemngly endless longevity?

    I used to enjoy longevity until Montale came around and I can't stand oud or powerful scents any longer.

    TNMA
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    Re: Amouage, Lyric

    I don't understand the sentiments expressed here. I'm a sucker for a good rose scent, which Lyric doesn't qualify to be. Price is not a factor for me, so that's not affecting my opinion. There is...
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    Re: AdP Colonia Alternative

    Lostmarch Atao is a moderately priced alternative.

    TNMA
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    Re: if life really was stereotypical?

    Excellent question, and I submit, life IS stereotypical.

    TNMA
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    Re: A less sweet Fumerie Turque?

    The poster asks for a less sweet FT and there are recommendations for TF Tobacco Vanille?? How does that make sense? TV is the most sweet tobacco out there, much sweeter than TF.

    TNMA
  83. Re: Amouage Jubilation XXV: Any thought or reviews???

    Jubilation=Lyric=Unoriginal

    There are much, much better incense and rose scents out there to try at a fraction of the price.

    TNMA
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    Re: Which of these is a better tobacco frag?

    No tobacco in Michael Kors...its more suede, plum, and patchouli. If there is tobacco, its barely detectable by nose. That said, its a incredible fragrance.

    TNMA
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    Re: Male versions you'd like to see.

    I love love love these but I don't know if they would translate well for a man

    Fresh's Pomegranate (almost unisex to me)
    PdRosine's Un zeste de rose

    TNMA
  86. Re: Email from Editions de Parfums regarding French Lover / Bois d'Orage

    This is a ridiculous discussion. When I go to Barneys and peer into their little fridges, the bottles very clearly indicate 9%. But I suspect, even if I were to take photos and post them here, there...
  87. Re: Unbelievable! Guess what I found swimming in my new bottle of cologne...

    Actually, I think YSL put urine in Kouros on purpose...

    TNMA
  88. Re: Darkest, Sexiest, Velvet, Deepest, Barry White Fragrance

    I associate the word and feeling of velvet with M7.

    TNMA
  89. Re: Is Nasomatto Duro just a shameless, concentrated copy of M7?

    M7: Velvet jacket
    Duro: Biker's jacket

    TNMA
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    Re: What Is the BEST Summer Scent?

    Without a doubt, Miller Harris Tangerine Vert.

    TNMA
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    Re: Best chypre for men

    Rive Gauche
    TF Noir de Noir


    TNMA
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    Re: The $100 Wardrobe

    Rive Gauche or M7
    Mugler Cologne
    Guerlain Vetiver

    Under 100 and all purpose.

    TNMA
  93. Re: I don't think Lot numbers mean anything on Creed

    Just like you said, lot numbers don't mean anything. You want peace of mind of getting the freshest? Buy at Neiman Marcus. End of story. If you don't care about getting the freshest, yet still...
  94. Re: What is the most amazing, strange, or most beautiful fragrance you have ever smel

    Beautiful: Serge Luten Sa Majeste un Rose...perfection.

    Strange: Caron's Yatagan...I'm still trying to wrap my nose around it.

    TNMA
  95. Re: Rive Gauche or Burberry London for daily use?

    RG is more versatile, depending on how much you spray.

    TNMA
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    Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    Do not overspray TV! Literally, one spray will do you for a good part of the day. Very linear and I can't take too much without layering. Layers well with Tuscan Leather.

    TNMA
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    Re: How important are compliments?

    I received two compliments when I was back home in Albuquerque, strangely enough. They were Kors for Men and Varvatos. However, back in SoCal, I rarely get any feedback.

    TNMA
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    Re: Who would have the fresher juice?

    Neiman Marcus

    TNMA
  99. Re: Amouage for men, which one should I choose?

    I love, love me some Silver! Lyric doesn't warrant further investigation; its nothing captivating or complex and heavily leans feminine. As for Jubiliation, I'm looking to sell my two bottles if...
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    Re: Gingerbread absolute by CB I Hate Perfume

    How does this contrast with TF Tobacco Vanille which clearly has a gingerbread note or with PG Un Crime Exotique...pure gingerbread goodness?

    TNMA
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