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    Re: NEW: Cremo - Six New Masculine Scents!

    +1 this - very similar scent. Haven't tried any of the EdTs though - can't seem to find them at any Targets. The Leather and Oud sounds intriguing.
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    Re: Malizia Vetiver

    Hmm interesting. Do you think it would smell better on clothes than on skin? I was on the fence about buying this, then decided against it after reading your take, now I'm on the fence again ;) I...
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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    I've been wearing Spicebomb Eau Fraiche (5-6 sprays) with Atelier Poivre Electrique (1-2 sprays) lately. Amps up the pepper already in Spicebomb, and adds some incense-y depth. Poivre Electrique has...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I nearly bought Cypress Cedar from Ross - it’s a great TdH clone but the performance is abysmal - like 15 min tops and then it nose dives. Glad I had previously bought a 15 ml bottle on deep discount...
  5. Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    I'll be getting a 6.7 oz bottle of TdH Parfum; technically my parents are "giving it to me" but I bought it and wrapped it myself, so I'm not sure how much that really counts :lolk:
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    Re: Spicebomb Eau Fraîche ... thoughts?

    Well he wouldn't be a Trauerkraut if he wasn't a bit traurig :laugh:

    Well in any case, I'm happy with my felicitous mistake. Glad I avoided the play-doh dry down!
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    Re: Spicebomb Eau Fraîche ... thoughts?

    Recently received this as a birthday gift - not something I would've bought for myself, but I actually like it quite a bit. It was something of a mistake - my mom had previously smelled Spicebomb...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I think this one is a pretty underrated Montale, although I get that the bone-dry woods and pungent spice are not to some peoples' tastes. I love the pepper/ginger/cumin and pencil shavings vibe...
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    Re: Malizia Vetiver

    CdG Vettiveru might be a good option then. Not too expensive, very simple eau de cologne-style vetiver and citrus, but the vetiver really steals the show and there isn't too much to distract from it.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    D&G Light Blue - this one has a special connection for me because I inherited my bottle from my grandfather. He passed away three years ago today, so I'm wearing it in his honor. Light Blue is...
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    Re: Masculine Floral Vetivers?

    Encre Noire Sport has a nice lavender/vetiver combo. Much more "wearable" than the original. I'm curious about this too, as I love vetiver and have started getting into more masculine florals,...
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    Re: Rogue Perfumery Your Favorites?

    That makes sense. It is a very Etsy-friendly aesthetic. I personally loved the inclusion of real moss and dirt-colored paper in the box. It's not like those Kilian boxes or anything, but it has its...
  13. Re: Thanksgiving - choosing a scent for a day of family, friends, football and feasting

    Thanks!
  14. Re: Thanksgiving - choosing a scent for a day of family, friends, football and feasting

    TF Italian Cypress for me today. The pine-cinnamon potpourri vibe seems perfect gearing up for the holidays.
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    Re: Rogue Perfumery Your Favorites?

    I wouldn't disagree with this - the bottles look very "homemade." I do wonder if this contributes to the relatively low price though. Personally I'm grateful that these cost ~30% less than many other...
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    Re: Rogue Perfumery Your Favorites?

    I've tried 40 Rogue, Le Canotier, Chypre Siam, Tabac Rouge and Mousse Illuminee - MI is by far my favorite of the bunch. If you like mossy, green white florals it's a no-brainer. And the performance...
  17. Re: This morning I tied New York rye from the distillery series at Walmart and.......

    I was expecting a Jewish deli scent ;)

    Thanks for the report - I’m always interested in those Walmart cheapies but never actually buy them.
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    Poll: Re: A dilemma on what to do with fakes...

    Props to you for looking into recycling. Keep it away from the counterfeiters and give it a new life as some legitimate glass product. I initially voted "give it away" but after reading the entirety...
  19. Re: Navitus Parfums (Redolessence & Paramount Impex LLC & Various perfumers)

    The bottles/presentation look suspiciously familiar...

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  20. Re: Sorting Mancera And Montale Fragrances For Work/Formal Wear?

    Most of the offerings I've tried from this house are super loud ouds, but I do like Montale Greyland quite a bit, and I think it'd make a decent formal/office choice. Very sharp, dry...
  21. Re: summarize your fragrance journey from birth to now

    My dad never wore anything growing up, but my grandpa always wore what he referred to as "aftershave" - as far as I know, he wore Guerlain Vetiver, Grey Flannel, and was a Light Blue devotee toward...
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    Re: What should this guy wear? (Round 2)

    Something both restrained and boozy... for the ship's captain who can command the vessel through any storm, but isn't above belting out some karaoke in the lower hold's Schooner Saloon. Maybe...
  23. Re: Disappointed with Performance of Encre Noire a l'Extreme

    Mine is from Sept 2017 according to batch code. I could see there being more variation in Extreme batches, since it has more natural seeming notes (it’s also slightly more expensive than the other...
  24. Re: Disappointed with Performance of Encre Noire a l'Extreme

    I get good performance from it - nothing special, but standard 6-8 hours. The Sport flanker has the best performance IMO, but it's very different from the other two. The original is about the same...
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    Re: Oud For Greatness - Initio?

    I recently tried a sample of this and loved it. Very sharp, astringent, woody oud - but not "fake" or "Western" - it reminds me of the type of oud in Japanese incense. I got good performance from...
  26. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Roja Dove Creation E - hmm, don't mind if I do!
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    Re: Which cologne do celebrities wear???

    Sutton Place appears to be 2 Chainz frag of choice:

    https://www.gq.com/story/essentials-2-chainz-cant-live-without
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    Wearing a sample of Initio Oud For Greatness today. I first came to oud through Japanese incense, and this is strikes me as being much closer to "incense oud" than the type found in Middle Eastern...
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    Re: Cannabis fragrances.

    :lolk: After all the extreme measures I used to go to in pre-legality days to hide the smell, the idea of purposefully smelling like pot is a bit funny. I do own Margiela Music Festival - while I get...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    This one is like the opposite of a "dumb reach" for me - it's one of the most enigmatic and beguiling fragrances in my collection. There is so much going on, it's like an herbaceous,...
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    Saw the movie Motherless Brooklyn last night - there's a brief scene that shows a metal tray with several perfumes on it. The movie is set in the late 50s, so all vintage stuff, but no clearly...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I'm something of a luddite, and prior to my fragrance hobby sojourn I'd only ordered 2-3 things at most off the internet. But now that I regularly shop/browse fragrance websites, those are the ONLY...
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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    Sounds like some fun experimentation! Thanks for the report.
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    Re: What makes a scent feminine?

    Mostly the bottle design and marketing strategies.
  35. Re: Need Advice about Sending Large Amount of Samples within US Securely!

    Same here! Quite the impressive assortment. I'm currently amassing a second-hand sample collection myself, and just received a package of ~40 samples in the mail yesterday, no issues. And hednic, if...
  36. Re: Montblanc Explorer...like Aventus or like Sauvage?

    It’s now on FragranceNet, $25 for 3.3 oz tester.
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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    Nice! I need to try out some stuff from Madhat.



    Haha! Well if you work up the courage, do report back. HaH could definitely use a beefier leather base, layering would be a good way to achieve...
  38. Re: Take The Basenotes ACRONYM Challenge: See How You Score!

    I scored a *cool* 23. Did anyone else find level four particularly easy? That was the only one I got 5/5 on. I am definitely guilty of using a lot of these!
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    Re: Today I bought November 2019

    Got a 200 ml bottle of TdH Parfum in the mail today - the third in my TdH collection along with the EdT and Eau Intense Vetiver. Not enough of a fan of Eau Tres Fraiche to justify completing the...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Montale Black Aoud. It's not the most nuanced or intricate blend, but man is it good. So powerful, I love being surrounded by that big steamy rose-oud cloud.
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    I think it's a great cool weather scent. It is a bit... abrasive. Some people think it smells like bandages. I had a friend tell me once that if they stepped into an elevator with someone wearing...
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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    Stumbled upon a divine combo today: Noir Anthracite + TdH Eau Intense Vetiver. A wonderfully astringent, dry, peppery vetiver-bergamot-grapefruit explosion, and the "fake woods" base of TdH EIV is...
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    Re: Which fragrances asked too much of you ?

    Versace Pour Homme Oud Noir has always felt a bit too... ornate for my tastes. All the same, I don't really care and wear it as much as anything else. I even think it's funny to just wear it with...
  44. Thread: RIP Barneys

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    Re: RIP Barneys

    Noticed today that the downtown Seattle Barneys is now a fly-by-night toy store. They must've really made a hasty withdrawal, as the fragrance brand signage is still visible above the puzzles and...
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    Re: Hot wine with rum, cinnamon and spices

    The closest thing I've found to red wine is Montale Black Aoud - has a kind of fruity, rich full-bodied vibe from the rose/oud combo. Maybe if you layered that with Spicebomb you could achieve a vin...
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    Re: Favorite citrus-free vetiver?

    Thanks for the ideas everyone! Sounds like lots of good stuff for me to research and test.

    The Sycomore EdP that I have (it's a 50 ml decant, so I'm not sure the batch/production details) is very...
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    Re: Favorite citrus-free vetiver?

    I really need to track down a decant of the EdT. I have the EdP, but the smokiness of the EdT sounds great.
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    Re: Favorite citrus-free vetiver?

    I'll look into those. Route du Vetiver has been high on my list for a while - haven't sampled it yet but everything I've read sounds promising.
  49. Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/470040-How-many-fragrances-do-you-own/page4?p=4731411&viewfull=1#post4731411

    I think this is what the OP is referring to? That's the only instance I can think of.
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    Favorite citrus-free vetiver?

    Vetiver is one of my favorite notes, and I noticed something recently about the 10-15 vetiver scents I own: among the citrus-containing scents, there is much less variation than among the non-citrus...
  51. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Occitane Eau des Baux. Reminded me a lot of Spicebomb or Musc Ravageur, or maybe Coromandel. Sweet vanilla and spice but also something "transparent" to it - like spiced tea more so than spiced...
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    Re: Is it just me? New fragrance blues........

    I tend to do something of the opposite: when I first get a new bottle in the mail, I'll wear it for a week straight, experiment with layering (if appropriate), etc, but then I might totally lose...
  53. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    If you ever want to know what it must've smelled like for Luke Skywalker when he had to sleep in the tauntaun carcass, then I suggest you do as I did last night, and wear Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie...
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    Re: Rasasi Dhanal Oudh Nashwah (2011)

    Yeah, it’s not as much the tobacco element of it as it is the smoky honey. More like the smoke from a hookah than the unburnt tobacco. I’d compare it more to the effect I get from Royal Oud, of...
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    Re: Rasasi Dhanal Oudh Nashwah (2011)

    Got this in the mail this morning, and it definitely delivers as promised.

    Opens with a slightly funky oud - like a skeptical cat, it hisses and bites at first but then settles down to a purr...
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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    Lately I've been layering Atelier Cologne Poivre Electrique with various florals - Declaration d'un Soir, Diptyque Olene and Le Labo Rose 31. Pepper and rose is becoming one of my favorite combos.
  57. Re: Large Bottle Sizes You Were Not Aware Your Fragrances Came In!

    I wonder how many of these 17 oz bottles it would take to fill a bathtub....

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  58. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Sprayed my pillows with Montale Black Aoud last night.
  59. Re: Expensive smelling men’s fragrances not necessarily high priced?

    +1 Cartier Declaration. I had a testing party with some friends and this was one of their favorites from my collection. I think I got a tester for about $35.

    Also, Versace Pour Homme Oud Noir....
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    Re: Favorite Perfumer

    Jean-Claude Ellena is one of my favorites. I love his light, transparent style. Favorites of mine include: Cartier Declaration, Terre d'Hermes, Voyage d'Hermes, Bvlgari Eau Parfumee au The Vert,...
  61. Re: Beverly Hills Polo Club: please share your experience/opinions

    I bought the one in the green bottle. Smell was not terrible, but it lasted all of about five minutes. Currently using as a bathroom air freshener.
  62. Re: What are you going to be for HALLOWEEN?!? what are you wearing with it?

    Oooh, ketchup toenails? I was going to use onions, but maybe I'll have to "paint" the toenails with some ketchup! :evil:
  63. Re: What are you going to be for HALLOWEEN?!? what are you wearing with it?

    Not a big Halloween guy (I'm already on the Christmas hype train), but I am having a little dinner party where I'll be preparing "feetloaf." I think I'll have to go with something from Sixteen92; I...
  64. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Definitely - seemed like a safe enough blind buy for me... (famous last words).
  65. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I still need to try POAL. I'll try again in a few weeks for Rose et Cuir, and if nothing else I can sample POAL. And yes, too bad Barney's closed right when I moved back up here. Looks like the SF...
  66. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I found it to be enjoyable, but not groundbreaking. I'm not a huge fan of musky fragrances in any case. If I were to get a Malle full bottle it would have to be Vetiver Extraordinaire, or maybe Rose...
  67. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Musc Ravageur - went into Nordstrom hoping to try Rose et Cuir but they didn't have it in yet so I left with a sample of this instead. The musk wasn't as beastly as I was expecting - really nice...
  68. Re: If you wear by season, what do you wear in 50 to 65 degree weather

    +1 TdH and Eau Sauvage. TdH is the go-to for me.

    We've been having weather in this range in Seattle, and yesterday (a blustery, cool, rainy day) I wore Encre Noire Sport. Actually worked very...
  69. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    I'll post my thoughts when I get it - I think Brooks Otterlake made a thread for it, so I'll bump that with my thoughts when it arrives.
  70. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Expecting a bottle of Rasasi Dhanal Oudh Nashwah sometime early next week. Lots of hype for this, looking forward to the much-lauded woodsmoke note.
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Lapidus Homme set with EdT, shaving foam and moisturizer. What a nice surprise! I've seen this cheapie around for a while and never thought much of it, but spotted the little travel set at Goodwill...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    This popped up on Instagram today - the second one looks particularly interesting!

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    Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute with ?????

    I love layering - I'm too ADD to wear just one scent at a time. I've done it with ENE before, and as you say, it's a nice combo. I've also had good luck layering it with Versace PH Oud Noir, and I'd...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    This appears to be true anyhow:

    https://www.facebook.com/Khrysanthoney/photos/a.330785993600244/808153895863449/?type=3&theater
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    Re: Kiss, Marry, Kill: Fragrance Edition

    Kiss: Morabito Or Black. I bought this as a blind buy and though I've owned it now for about six months, it has still yet to fully reveal itself to me. It's weird, it's a bit funky; sometimes it...
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    Re: Fantasy Flankers

    Gotta make sure it's the right batch code too!
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    Re: Rasasi Dhanal Oudh Nashwah (2011)

    Alright, I'm sold on this one, just ordered a bottle. I posted in the "2020 fragrance plans" thread about how I wanted to explore more Middle Eastern houses, so this will be a good start! This sounds...
  78. Re: Best "value for money" scents, which niche collectors wouldn't turn their noses up at

    Seconding the Guerlain and Lalique suggestions. For the price of one Amouage, you could have 5-6 from these houses.

    There are a fair number of Elie Saab "Essence" fragrances available on...
  79. Re: How do you assemble a bottle of Montale perfume?

    That sounds possible. It does seem as if the clip/atomizer were made separately from the bottle - they came in the same box, but in a separate small plastic bag. In any case, I've tested both...
  80. Re: Collectors: what, why, & how; and do you ever think you might be 'addicted'?

    Great thread idea! Interesting questions. I've always enjoyed collecting things - baseball cards when I was really young, then colored vinyl/rare records in high school, then for a while it was Nike...
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    Re: Fantasy Flankers

    I'd like to see a Terre d'Hermes Eau Intense Vetiver - but, twist - it's made by Jean-Claude Ellena, with NO AMBROXAN lol. I'd love to see how JCE would highlight the vetiver without using "intense"...
  82. Re: How do you assemble a bottle of Montale perfume?

    Hmmm interesting. I bought them from FragranceNet. They smell legit to me (I’ve sampled them before), but I did notice that FN recently got a glut of cheap Montale testers. I got Black Aoud and Aoud...
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    Re: Any "Quirky" Fragrance Collections?

    Your reputation precedes you!
  84. Re: How do you assemble a bottle of Montale perfume?

    Ok, I just got two Montale tester bottles today, and the clip and sprayer seem to have come together as some kind of puzzle. The clip is jammed into the atomizer already, and I can't seem to get it...
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    Re: Any "Quirky" Fragrance Collections?

    I feel like Zealot Crusader's Avon collection definitely falls into this camp.

    The only complete collection I own is Encre Noire, which is just three scents, so nothing too crazy. I've had dreams...
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    Re: Fantasy Flankers

    I've actually tested this before, and made my own "home made" version (Iso E oil from Etsy + everclear). But it would be nice to get it in one of those chunky EN bottles, and at much lower EN...
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    Re: Fantasy Flankers

    "Encre Invisible" sounds like a flanker with everything but the Iso E Super stripped from it. That would definitely be invisible for some, anyway. It would have to come in a completely clear bottle...
  88. Thread: Your Best Deal

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    Re: Your Best Deal

    I've had some pretty good luck finding deals at Goodwill in Seattle. Picked up a vintage 1950s Roger et Gallet Oiellet Bleu for $1.99. Also got a "grab bag" kind of deal containing three Wusthof...
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    Re: Fantasy Flankers

    :lolk:
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I thought I saw something earlier in the thread about samples coming out on the 20th as well. Would love to get a sample set from this house as I don't want to risk a blind buy, and even at $180...
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    Re: Fantasy Flankers

    I, too, often dream about this kind of stuff. Sometimes I even combine essential oils and fragrances in 5 ml decant bottles and make inevitably gross "flankers" of my own ;)

    My longtime dream has...
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    Re: Rose and Pepper

    Ha, that could very well be the case! I'll have to do some sampling to be sure. I agree that PE is missing something - I like the pepper and incense, but it feels a bit uneven. Great for layering...
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    Rose and Pepper

    I've always particularly enjoyed the type of roses that have a kind of herbal, peppery element to them. Today I'm wearing a combo of Declaration d'un Soir, which has a nice peppery rose to begin...
  94. Re: Best value place to buy Epic Man by Amouage ?

    Given that you can't sample anything and are on a limited budget, I would personally say you're better off buying 4-5 cheapies for the same price as an Amouage bottle. Diversify your holdings, so to...
  95. Re: Five Female Fragrances From Fragrance Houses Men Can Easily Wear?

    Gucci Bloom Acqua di Fiori is a nice green/floral coyote. Also Gucci Guilty Absolute Femme is pretty nice - nowhere near as harsh as it’s brother but nice raspberry note.
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    Re: I suck at blind buys

    I've only had one outright blind buy failure out of probably 30-35 blind buys total, which was Lalique Hommage a l'Homme Voyageur. It was toward the beginning of my collecting, and my thought process...
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    Re: Does your partner understand your addiction?

    I've been single for a while, and not coincidentally it's during my singledom that my collection has ballooned. I think my collection is my partner at this point ;)
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    Re: Your 3 Favorite Niche Houses

    My niche experience is probably a lot more limited than most, but so far...

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  99. Re: Today can in the mail Declaration Cartier and Opium pour homme

    Declaration is great. I also like the d'un Soir flanker, adds a nice dry rose notes. Haven't tried any of the other flankers but I've heard good things.
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    Re: Copper by Comme des Garçons

    Hmmm interesting. I'd love to sample a CdG metallic-focused frag, but sunscreen lotion is not one of my favorite smells. This almost seems like someone reverse engineered a fragrance based on a dumb...
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