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  1. Re: FAHRENHEIT by Christian Dior: a 10- batches review (1993-2014)

    Great work and really interesting! Though I sort of love the gasoline vibe, maybe it's worth getting a sample of the newer, more "vanillic" stuff. Adding it to my "to do" list. Thanks!
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    I lost. Been doing too much indie perfumery the past few days. Had to break down and try a new creation on my skin. The good news until now is that AdP Colonia Assoluta did feel pretty good for every...
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    Re: Original Pierre Cardin for men

    Demon: easy enough! Just message me sometime and I can send you an oakmoss dilution in a dropper bottle--no charge. One drop of that on skin, then a spritz of fragrance on top of that. Boom. More...
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    Re: Original Pierre Cardin for men

    Yeah, I think HankHarvey is right on this one regarding my own probable judgments; I think those assessments might be a bit extreme, Demon (in the cases where I've smelled old/new). In any case, now...
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    THAT article was definitely funny - and I think that's an even better challenge! Any one of us could probably wear something that we like if we put our minds to it, right? But what if y'all had to...
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    Haha okay! I give! I won't bend the rules. Y'all win ;)

    I'll start with a Monday do over. I'll see how it goes!
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    What if I'm doing a full wear for a week of something, but can't resist sampling a tiny bit of something else on my wrist? Have I already lost the challenge? ;)
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    Re: Original Pierre Cardin for men

    Yes, I wouldn't ever claim to be dismissive of claims about reformulations--I know they're inevitable, encounter them all the time, and pay close attention to discussions about them. This occurs...
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    +1 for that. I don't usually even buy backup bottles--but I do have one backup of Interlude. Part of me wonders if that's more than enough for two lifetimes...
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    Lol very funny challenge--not sure I could do it, though. I guess my first immediate thought is that Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta might work for all occasions, and I'd probably go with that one....
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    Re: Original Pierre Cardin for men

    Oh, no Demon - I wasn't referring to you at all, and I don't think you are "trying to sound smart!" Sorry if that's what you thought I was implying. I don't doubt that this fragrance has...
  12. Re: Your top three discontinued frags you'd want to see returned

    Original Calvin
    Eau de Fier
    D&G By Man (because I've never smelled it)

    The first two are either impossible to find, or far too (eBay) expensive.
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    Re: TomFord: Tuscan Leather or Oud Wood?

    Tough choice for me between the two. All I'll add is my impression that TL is quite a bit louder than OW. That might help with a decision.
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    Re: Original Pierre Cardin for men

    Yup. Agreed!
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    Re: Original Pierre Cardin for men

    Yes, HankHarvey, my instinct is to mostly agree with you there. Plus, anybody who knows me know that I tend to be (with a few exceptions) pretty impatient with overblown gloom-and-doom emphases on...
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    Re: Original Pierre Cardin for men

    Okay, I dug it out today (most recent version) because of this thread in order to re-visit it. I actually do like it better than I remembered. Really pleasant, actually (maybe there's some...
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    Re: Original Pierre Cardin for men

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it goes like this: there's the original "Made in France" version (written on the box). Then it was distributed by Tsumera. Then it was distributed by...
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    Re: Need your expert guidance.

    I'd probably +1 Midnight in Paris if you like slightly sweet - to me, it's roughly in the Dior Homme/Bulgari Black axis - distant relative but same family. I've also been on a Jaiper (Boucheron) kick...
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    Re: Business Trip

    I actually really like this answer - especially if your trip is to somewhere interesting that you'll also get a chance to enjoy (besides the business part). Might be nice to commit to just a couple;...
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    Re: Royal Copenhagen Musk?

    It's really funny that you've mentioned that one - I've always noticed it and puzzled over it too! My guess was marketing. But hey, you never know ;) Some guy might be out there, bathing in gallons...
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    Re: What is a good cologne that keeps changing?

    +1 Interlude Man, a definite yes. That's the first one that immediately popped into my mind.
  22. Re: Citrus causing Headaches? Other Cheap Options?

    No problem at all! Best wishes--
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    Re: Rank your LE LABO

    I really love Patchouli 24 of all that I've tried. Still haven't gotten around to Oud.

    I'm a little surprised by the love for Rose 31. "Not impressed" would be a bit of an understatement on that...
  24. Re: Burberry London vs D&G The One vs Boss Bottled

    Hmmmm. I don't really think that l'Homme and Boss Bottled smell alike. I'd +1 Boss Bottled even though I also think Burberry London is a nice one (I too probably think it's easier to wear in the...
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    Re: What to take on my trip ?

    +1. Sounds like a good recommendation to me.
  26. Re: Jubilation XXV horrible longevity and sillage

    Jubilation XXV is certainly no Epic Man or Interlude Man in terms of sheer strength and longevity, but I'm inclined to agree that it may be olfactory fatigue too.
  27. Re: Citrus causing Headaches? Other Cheap Options?

    Yes, I own Rochas Man and the Carlos Santana. Rochas Man doesn't really smell like the Carlos Santana at all. Many people compare Rochas Man with Bond's New Haarlem if you're familiar with it (both...
  28. Re: So I just got back from the perfume store...(Dior Homme)

    Glad I'm not the only one out there that prefers the original! ;)
  29. Re: Citrus causing Headaches? Other Cheap Options?

    There are plenty of anecdotes about fragrance ingredients that cause headaches, so it seems possible. I'm not sure I've ever heard too much about citrus doing that, but again, it's possible. I doubt...
  30. Re: So I just got back from the perfume store...(Dior Homme)

    Congratulations and welcome! It's a good one. Let me be one of the dissenting voices that says you may be perfectly happy with Dior Homme, and need not pursue Dior Homme Intense as intently as some...
  31. Re: Your most loved and hated note in perfumery currently.

    Yes, +1 to Bois d'Encens (dark, smoky incense) and Lonestar Memories (smoky leather).

    Black Tourmaline is a bit of a burned rubber smoke. Off the top of my head, Patchouli 24 is quite smoky...
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    Re: Peachy-Apricot-Fruit Nectar fragrance

    + 1 Robert Piguet Visa. That's the first one that came to mind for a "peachy apricot" thing. I also thought about Frapin 1270 for fruit - that one definitely will give off an alcohol-ish vibe...
  33. Re: Your most loved and hated note in perfumery currently.

    Ugh - Alfarom already beat me to my most hated note--though I'm not sure if it even counts as a "note." It's an aromachemical...

    Love: smoke
    Hate: Norolimbanol

    Anyway, I'm with Alfarom on that...
  34. Bogart Signature (1975) Newer Formulation and Older Formulation?

    I try not to put too much effort into talk about newer and "vintage" formulations, but I'm looking for some help in this case.

    I really enjoy the original Bogart Signature (1975)--the latest...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Thanks so much, gtsb--great review! Looking forward to hear more of your thoughts and impressions...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Interesting. Just seems so surprising that there hasn't been a word about this from elsewhere. Wonder if it's time for somebody to email Dior...
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    Re: Your experiences with cannabis notes ?

    +1 for Nasomatto's Black Afghano and House of Matriarch's Blackbird. I just get a hippie vibe from Cannabis Santal--and not really in a good way.
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    Re: What fragrance is your guilty pleasure ?

    +1
    That's pretty much along the lines of what I was thinking. Additionally, I take "guilty pleasure" to mean something along the lines that onethinline mentioned: there are people that have spent...
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    Re: What fragrance is your guilty pleasure ?

    Hahaha! This is exactly the sort of "guilty pleasure" thing I had in mind. I had to look this one up. About $12 too? No reviews on Basenotes or Fragrantica, though.

    I guess they can't say "Our...
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    Re: What fragrance is your guilty pleasure ?

    Oh, come on y'all! Chanel Chance Eau Tendre? By Kilian? 31 Rue Cambon? Polo? These are some good fragrances IMHO! (never smelled Flower of Immortality, though).

    I mean REAL guilty pleasures. Am I...
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    Re: What fragrance is your guilty pleasure ?

    I'd like to revive this thread for a bit, since I've been thinking a lot about "guilty pleasure" fragrances lately.

    There are people of vast fragrance experience on this site; some with very...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Thanks Ipp! Not too sure about the "Made in the UK" box - but I was wondering about that myself. I'd be curious for some feedback too.

    I think you're absolutely right, prodigy: nobody knows...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Just wanted to add that I did get a backup bottle of Interlude Man from FragranceNet (tester) today. It is in the rather simple and plain "made in UK" tester box, and a cap was indeed included....
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I'm right there with you, Akahina - I'd be extremely disappointed. Memoir has been on my list for a long time, and I hope to eventually purchase the one I've always known. As for Epic, I'll have to...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Interesting thread, and great info with the ingredient label discrepancies and the friction v. magnetic cap thing. I happy to report that my own non-magnetic bottle of Epic Man has apparently earned...
  46. Re: Feedback? ELdO's Rien v. Dior Leather Oud

    Ah, good to know. That definitely leads me to suspect that LO is the more wearable of the two.
  47. Re: Feedback? ELdO's Rien v. Dior Leather Oud

    I really like Rien, and think the descriptors of "rough" or even "brutal" are spot on. That's probably why I ultimately tired of it (not to mention that I found it really difficult to wear--or maybe...
  48. Re: Feedback? ELdO's Rien v. Dior Leather Oud

    Always very helpful, cacio! Thanks! I like the idea of a "more refined and elegant" Rien - especially since I had no sense of the drydown of Leather Oud on skin. I'll put it on the sample list. As...
  49. Feedback? ELdO's Rien v. Dior Leather Oud

    I searched the forums, and found a little bit on the subject, but I'm looking for a more direct comparison.

    I used to own Rien, but haven't smelled it in a long time. I recently sampled Dior's...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Yeah Hyde65, I stupidly didn't realize how new L'Homme Ideal was until I looked it up today here (on a whim) to hear other impressions. If I had known yesterday I would've picked up a few bottles to...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    For those interested, I can at least confirm L'Homme Ideal is now in duty free in Paris at least as of yesterday (but wasn't in the Guerlain Champs Elysée boutique two days ago). I tried it, thought...
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    Re: Buying Used Bottles...

    I've always thought that buying used or testers is extremely smart. My question for Tony T would basically be how many bottles did you have before you decided that you couldn't possibly wear it all...
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    Re: What does everyone else smell like?

    As you said, the use of a "best seller" as a gauge may not be perfect--but I still think it's a good one. It's an interesting experiment to go on fragrance retail websites (I've tried perhaps ten...
  54. Thread: Pyramids...

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    Re: Pyramids...

    I've always felt that pyramids are more about marketing than they are about a fragrance (especially when they get really verbose and poetic--did you know that Aventus contains, for example "royal...
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    Re: Best of the Best of the '90s

    It's probably not my favorite decade for fragrances, but I would +1 Egoiste and Heritage. I'd also begrudgingly second everything on Tony T's list too: stuff like ADG and Curve are still easy for me...
  56. Re: A&F Fierce Room Spray... Hazardous to your health?

    "Don't Inhale Fumes," huh? Doesn't that basically say: "Don't USE it at all, under any circumstances, because this product shouldn't be smelled?"
  57. Thread: Gendarme

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    Re: Gendarme

    Funny - I heard the same rumor about politicians and the original Gendarme (either Clinton or Bush Jr. or both). Makes sense to me. It's definitely clean and safe. As far as a rating, I really think...
  58. Re: The "best" fragrances have something "foul" or "nasty" about them?

    In all of my ignorance, I hadn't even realized there was a second page to this thread until now!

    I wish I currently had the time to respond in detail to some of the extremely well-thought-out...
  59. Re: The "best" fragrances have something "foul" or "nasty" about them?

    Thanks for the article reference. I'm definitely on board with your summary, too.
  60. Re: The "best" fragrances have something "foul" or "nasty" about them?

    Exactly right, I think. Elsewhere, I've wrote about a possible correlation between hyper-cleanliness (and its acceptance of, and accommodation towards, inexpensive aromachemical-laden...
  61. Re: The "best" fragrances have something "foul" or "nasty" about them?

    Really appreciate these thoughts too, Akahina. I'm also starting to feel left out of the Leather Oud club by this point, so I guess I better move Leather Oud to the very top of my "to sample" list....
  62. Re: The "best" fragrances have something "foul" or "nasty" about them?

    Well said, I think. This is exactly the sort of explanation I was after, and really helps as I think through WHY I (and others) seem to particularly enjoy some of these fragrances.
  63. Re: The "best" fragrances have something "foul" or "nasty" about them?

    Yes, I know that's the stereotype, but I'm pretty sure it just isn't true. Perfumery is thousands of years old (not a couple hundred), and no doubt there a a million and one different motivations...
  64. Re: The "best" fragrances have something "foul" or "nasty" about them?

    Okay, that's good too. I also like the explanation (of cwill and onethinline) that some perfumery ingredients have the capacity to "ground" us both in nature and within our own human bodies (or our...
  65. Re: The "best" fragrances have something "foul" or "nasty" about them?

    Hahaha point well-taken! THAT is exactly something I hadn't considered: an analogy between cultural/geographically-conditioned tastes for food and "tastes" for fragrance. Super interesting. I'll...
  66. Re: The "best" fragrances have something "foul" or "nasty" about them?

    Oh, and I should say that I haven't said anything about Leather Oud because I've never actually smelled it (I know--for shame). I am well aware of MFK Absolue pour le Soir, though, and I think it's...
  67. Re: The "best" fragrances have something "foul" or "nasty" about them?

    To dougczar's point: Mouchoir de Monsieur smells a little poopy (just a little), and I feel like that specific skankiness gives it a depth and allure that it might otherwise lack. Still, I wouldn't...
  68. Re: The "best" fragrances have something "foul" or "nasty" about them?

    I have a sample of Carnal Flower somewhere. I’ll have to dig it out – now I’m curious.



    Yeah, I think it’s exactly the tar note that makes A*Men good. Who knew that adding tar to candy...
  69. The "best" fragrances have something "foul" or "nasty" about them?

    I've been writing a blog post about a response to a scene from the movie "American Hustle," and I wanted some feedback from Basenotes members. In the movie, Jennifer Lawrence's character says:...
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    Re: Too many samples

    I've had some great experiences - especially at Neimans and Saks. After an hour-long conversation, I did walk away once with around 60 samples, no exaggeration, from the Jo Malone rep (who grabbed a...
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    Re: Azzaro PH Weakness?

    Yeah, I hate to say it, but that's my impression with my newer bottles too. It just doesn't last. Like fraghead93, I just go for spraying it on some fabric to make it last longer. Still, it's a great...
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    Re: I can't decide on a signature fragrance for the life of me, please help

    None of the fragrances that I referred to (Caron Pour Un Homme, Sycomore, Vetiver, Kouros, Azzaro, Rive Gauche, Eau Sauvage etc.) are--generally speaking--considered fragrances targeted at "younger...
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    Re: I can't decide on a signature fragrance for the life of me, please help

    If you've really turned away from aquatics, maybe you could set out to sample some new things sort of systematically and see where you're at? I'd personally go for samples of (1) Caron Pour Un Homme...
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    Re: Looking to add something else

    I've always been a sucker for Perry Ellis 360 Red, and have no problem saying so. Nothing revolutionary there, but pleasant insofar as Acqua di Gio-type fragrances are pleasant. Both of your Van...
  75. Re: Which scents have you discovered that you wish you had known about- the "Ah Ha" frags

    Tabac Blond and Bois des Iles are definitely two that I can agree with completely. They were revelations. The problem is: after experiencing fragrances like these, so few seem to measure up...
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    Re: Fragrance Wear

    Every day, almost without exception, even if I don't go anywhere or do anything ;)
  77. Re: KOUROS : 5 batches blind-test (2003-2013)

    Really interesting - thanks! Unfortunately I don't know that I've ever smelled the so-called "original" and "best" 80's and 90's formulations (I have a bunch of odd samples of unsure...
  78. Re: Recommendations to wear to a Great Gatsby themed party?

    My first impression was Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur. I think I like the Knize Ten suggestions better, though.
  79. Re: More complex/higher quality Bogart pour Homme?

    Hmmm... I've always got a "Bogart Pour Homme vibe" from SL's Gris Clair.
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    Re: Wow - A LUSH/Gorilla Perfume sniff-fest!

    I love BOG. As far as I know, you'll have to order samples of Dear John & SuperworldUnknown from the website - they're not in retail stores. Somebody might correct me on this, but that is what I was...
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    Re: paco rabanne 1 million...eh

    I never really thought of it as powdery. I'm fairly neutral toward 1 Million overall. I really do think it's easy to like, though, and is definitely more affordable than the Creed and Fred Malle's...
  82. Re: What has got more female compliments than aventus in your personal experience

    +1 for Invasion Barbare. Chypre Palatin. Dior Homme. Iceberg Twice (yes). Also Coromandel.
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    Re: Ways to use Fragrances in daily life

    Unless I'm sampling something (or a few somethings), I'm also pretty a strictly one fragrance per day guy. Maybe it also has to do with my relatively monotonous lifestyle (stay at home dad/full time...
  84. Thread: ambe sultan

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    Re: ambe sultan

    I don't know - I don't personally see it as a dangerous blind buy if you like a lot of other ambers. It's among the best, I think. Hope you enjoy!
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    Re: Aventus Projection and Longevity ... OMG!

    I know there's lots of discussion about batch differences, but I don't seem to get much longevity out of mine. Maybe 6 hours max. I still think it's a great fragrance, though. Interlude Man is...
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    Re: How much of a sample vial do you put on?

    I probably only use 1/4 (or less) of a 1ml vial (wrist or neck or whatever). I think that's generally good enough to get a feel for the fragrance. I know a few sprays in an atomizer are probably best...
  87. Poll: Re: On a scale from 1-5, how important is presentation to you?

    You asked for 1-5, but to be absolutely honest, I'd say 0 if I could. I'd rather pay only for the fragrance itself - even if it meant I had to bring my own atomizer into a store to fill myself. This...
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    Re: What is your favourite Oud?

    I really like Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud. But there seems to be SO many to choose from, all with very different characters. I'm a little oud-ed out, I think...
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    Re: Most Un-Sexy Fragrances You Like

    I'd have to +1 heavy vetivers: they all strike me as strictly business. +1 for Odeur 71 (and 53) by CdG too - interesting fragrances, but far from sexy in my opinion. Heavy incense fragrances (maybe...
  90. Re: Can someone explain how the grey market for perfume works?

    One thing I do know is that "grey market" products often rely upon distribution channels not necessarily intended or condoned by the manufacturers. For example, a fragrance intended for a middle...
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    Re: Individual note sampling

    The Perfumer's Apprentice offers kits of individual notes (both naturals and common aromachemicals) that might be helpful. That way you can smell what pure benzoin, pure tuberose, etc. smell like....
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studios..

    I sampled a bunch of them. Fireside Intense smelled exactly like a fireplace, but soon grew overwhelming to me. I'd +1 on Tabac Aurea and Winter Woods, but prefer Tabac Aurea.
  93. Re: Another I need your help thread. Frapin,etc.

    Of the Frapin, I personally like 1270 the best.
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    Re: Suggestions for a leather based fragrance

    I'd be careful with Tuscan Leather because, as was said, you need to like fruit too (raspberry) and it's not cheap. I'd avoid something like ELdO's Rien if you don't like Knize Ten. Still, TL is...
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    Re: Blindbuy Encre Noire for a gift?

    I don't necessarily think that Encre Noir is difficult to like--especially if you like woody-vetiver. Still, blind buys for other people are pretty risky. A blind buy for yourself is fine because YOU...
  96. Re: Christmas comes but once a year--what are you wearing this holiday season?

    Carlos Santana for men - spiced lavender-apple cheapie. Avignon when I'm feeling reflective and Advent-like. Otherwise, Kouros to Christmas parties involving people I dislike.
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    *Ouch. Bad comments about Interlude Man and IB sting me to the core! ;)

    I wore Prada's Amber Pour Homme today, and was shocked at how much I disliked it. They actually went ahead and made an...
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    Re: Fragrance houses you generally dislike

    All houses have their winners and their duds, I think. I guess I have little brand loyalty (or disloyalty, for that matter) since I'm always willing to give any new fragrance from any house the...
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    Re: Pineapple Paradise - Jacomo For Men

    I remember being surprised at how pleasant I found this one. It's been available for forever on major online retailer websites, so my guess is that it's still in production. I'm glad you reminded me...
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    Re: Incense recommendation

    +1 for Avignon, hands down. 2Man is good too, but I much prefer Avignon. Runner up: Bois d'Encens. Keep in mind that these are more straight up "smoldering incense" fragrances than just frankincense...
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