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    Re: What are your next purchases going to be?

    A decant of Epic Man. We'll see if something tempts me at the airport duty free, like L'eau Froid or Osmanthe Yunnan.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Sugi
  3. Re: What is the coolest gloves you've seen? I need gloves

    I think they are the hand wraps that go under gloves when you box, etc.

    http://builttofight.com/handwraps.html
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Sel de Vetiver
  5. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/14/14) Round 2: Antaeus vs A*Men

    I haven't smelled either of them but I thought I should vote based purely on reputation.






    OK, I lied. I actually have smelled A*Men
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    Re: 1 Scent for Each Season

    Winter: LIDGE
    Spring: Tam Dao
    Summer: Vettiveru
    Autumn: 2 Man

    Ask me again in 5 minutes and I'll probably have a completely different list :)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 14, 2014

    2 Man by CdG
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, April 13, 2014

    Epic Man
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    Re: Recs for a creamy sexy skin scent?

    Santal Majascule comes to mind, but not really a skin scent.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, April 12, 2014


    Sugi
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 11, 2014

    Dark Aoud
  12. Re: Have you noticed it's always the same fragrances that are mentioned in every thread?

    I think this happens most when people with smaller collections/less experience ask, so naturally the suggestions lean towards crowned pleasers and more easily accessible scents. Some of these scents...
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    All in fun. There are others too. Usually people with experience of real oud oils.
    I usually read comments like "there's no ... in ..." as meaning that they don't smell the note/accord, etc. it is...
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    "There's no oud in (insert whatever scent has oud in the title or the note list)"
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, April 10, 2014

    Me too.

    https://images.monocle.com/1/760/570/uploads/image/gallery/comme-des-garcons-scent-three-51c17aa257c1f.jpg

    Loving this at the moment, Minimalist, with everything apparently laid out...
  16. Re: What is the coolest gloves you've seen? I need gloves

    Are we still talking about characters for a fighting game?

    A few perspectives you might want to approach it from or use for google searches.

    Do you just want fashionable gloves or something...
  17. Re: R'Oud Elements vs Royal Oud vs Silver Scent Intense

    Around when it was first released Kerosene mentioned that it contains a mix of synthetic our and pure our oil. Make of that what you will
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Guerlain Homme
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    Re: Tam Dao EDP question

    Funnily enough, I always got a bit of vanilla in the EDT, but I can be a bit sensitive to vanilla. I assumed it was in there to try and boost the creamy aspect of sandalwood. Maybe they've just...
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    Always smelled a bit rancid on me anyway :)
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    A number of people don't seem to realize that this thread is a parody of some of of the sillier things that are frequently posted on BN. Either that or they've gone way more meta than I can...
  22. Re: What I finally realized about "boring" fragrances

    Sometimes I want to dress in comfy clothes and lounge around, doing other things that please me and don't need me to focus on clothes or appearance.
    Sometimes I like a nice, boring, unchallenging...
  23. Re: Add Comme des Garcons Wonderwood to the Encre Noire/Sycomore Conversation

    Sorry to say I don't see it either. I get no vetiver from Wonderwood, and it to my nose tends towards a creamy sandalwood rather than dry/scratchy woods. That and it seems very sweet to me. The sweet...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.18.jpg

    With a light application of Acqua Colonia by SMN after the gym.

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.11417.jpg
  25. Re: Orange Battle: Concentré d'Orange Verte vs. Orange Sanguine

    I have a sample of Orange Sanguine coming in the mail, but I've only ever sampled the original Orange Verte. I found the base notes to be a bit old school in the use of moss and patchouli. Does the...
  26. Re: Comme Des Garcons - SERPENTINE - A New Fragrance

    Sounds fascinating.

    Now, where'd I put my wallet (sigh).
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 7, 2014

    Dior Homme
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    Yes! Waiting for links to the Basenotes Mission and/or Manifesto.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, April 6, 2014

    Sugi 杉
  30. Re: Orange... orange... orange... oh oh oh...range!

    Not that I've smelled it, but any chance it could be the new TdH flanker, Terre d'Hermès Eau Très Fraîche?
  31. Re: Best fragrances with a lot of ISO-E super -

    Sequoia by CdG
  32. Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    The moss spoiled this for me. Dried down into a mossy amber for me.
  33. Re: Can you tell you'll like a frag by the bottle design?

    Most of my purchases are decants...

    But no. It's a nice bonus if I admire the bottle as well when I buy a FB, but unlike CDs where I'll frequently buy something I like the cover of, I've never...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, April 5, 2014

    Guerlain Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 4, 2014

    Oud Wood
  36. Re: TOP TEN for Spring and Summer - what are they?

    Sugi. I'm really reaching for this a lot at the moment.
    Vettiveru
    SMN Aqua Colonia
    ADG
    Issey PH
    Jardin sur le Nil
    MI
    Guerlain Homme
    DH
    Rose 31
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/21804.jpg
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    :grin:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

    https://images.monocle.com/1/760/570/uploads/image/gallery/comme-des-garcons-scent-three-51c17aa257c1f.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQg6HQxvVQVnvWiEXJnha1zC84cGR7OFZ8VznLZcV9MuB4kGFle

    Zagorsk by CdG
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 31, 2014

    Ombre dans l'Eau.
  42. Re: Should I be too concerned with wearing a scent in the wrong season?

    No. Test/sample and you'll get a feeling for when you like to wear them best. I think everyone develops a natural feeling for what works best for them, and not everyone will agree.
    Another issue is...
  43. Re: Your favorite fragrances that evoke the outdoors

    All of these.
    Sel de Vetiver is a day at the beach.
    Eau de Lierre is outdoors among lush greenery (ivy to be exact)
    Not exactly outdoors, but something about Aqua di Gio makes me think of a...
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    Re: Do u guys like this dress and shoes?

    I seem to remember Klimax referring to some fashion photos as a subject for a drawing/sketch, so my assumption was that he was thinking of using her as the basis for a character for a fighting game...
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    Poll: Re: Comme des Garcons Incense Series

    Voted for Avignon and Kyoto, but I wear Avignon and Zagorsk. Kyoto is too evocative. Smells of Buddhist temples and graveyards.
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    Re: S O T D Saturday March 29, 2014

    Guerlain Homme
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    Re: Does clothing play a role?

    Always apply to the chest, under clothing and definitely find a difference depending on whether I am in business casual with a shirt and undershirt, vs. a loose fitting t-shirt, and then a v-neck...
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    Re: S O T D Friday March 28, 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.1826.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, March 27, 2014

    https://images.monocle.com/1/760/570/uploads/image/product/comme-des-garcons-scent-three-51c17aa6477b3.jpg
  50. Re: Relatively new to cologne, looking for recommendations based on description

    Interesting how perceptions vary. I would never have thought of Bleu as sexually aggressive, unless you associate it with the sexual aggression expressed by a certain type of d-bag who favours the...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/21620.jpg

    2 Man by CdG
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    Re: S O T D: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    DHI

    Big fluffy vanilla marshmallows with a touch of iris.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 24, 2014

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    Sugi
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    Re: What were your top 3 for 2013 summer?

    Oh, forgot that I also gave Guerlain Homme a heavy workout.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 23, 2014

    Sugi
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    Re: What were your top 3 for 2013 summer?

    Vettiveru by CdG
    Vettiveru by CdG
    And Vettiveru by CdG

    Followed by Issey PH and Jardin sur le Nil.
    I'll be interested to see how Sugi holds up in the heat of midsummer this year.
  57. Re: Have any of you guys tried vacuum sealing/packing your colognes?

    Maybe nitrogen like some people use to preserve opened wines. I agree that a vacuum sounds like it would encourage evaporation and potentially be more damaging than the oxidation from exposure to...
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    Re: Favorite wood?

    Although I think eucalyptus is the smell of the leaves rather than the wood and the EO is made from the leaves.

    I'm with Alfaromon this, I basically like all woody notes, although I do wonder what...
  59. Re: Do you count your decants in your wardrobe frags?

    I include decants, but my wardrobe is mainly for my own organisational purposes.If it is a really small decant I think of it as a sample and don't include it, but with the number of scents I have...
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    Re: Set date for Spring rotation

    No. It's all weather and temperature dependent.
  61. Thread: Rare Notes

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    Re: Rare Notes

    I'd like to see lemon eucalyptus EO used.

    Sansho - it is like szechuan pepper with a citrus like aroma to it.

    Ginseng always seems to have a wonderful earthy aroma to it that I'd love to see in...
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    Re: S O T D Saturday March 22, 2014

    I thought I'd try going fragrance free today to see if it helped the hay-fever sufferers around me, and there is definitely a lot less blowing of noses.
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    Re: Best/favorite MASCULINE smoky?

    2 Man
  64. Re: Can I get a recommendation on fresh lemon fragrance?

    I agree that I've never come across a scent that is "just lemon". It wouldn't last, and I may as well just wear lemon essential oil.

    If I wanted a scent that highlights lemon I'd turn to
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 21, 2014

    On a whim I applied both Atsugi and Hinoki.
    Better on their own. Not a disaster, but I won't be repeating th experiment.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, March 20, 2014

    Epic Man
    For a cold wet spring day that thinks it is mid winter.
  67. Re: Really Disappointed - Dior Homme Intense :-(

    And you didn't see the warnings about the lipstick vibe plastered all over BN? To be honest I get very little cocoa from DH or DHI. They're nice enough scents, but I can see how the iris creates a...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    Sugi
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    Re: Creed - lack of cold weather frags?

    I find Himalaya quite warming and comforting in cold weather. In fact, I prefer it in winter rather than the warmer months.
  70. Re: Compiled list of so called (old man) scents.

    This is so subjective. For me anything with prominent oak moss has that effect. For others any sort of powdery feeling seems old, like Guerlain Homme which feels thoroughly modern to me. I've heard...
  71. Re: Which two cologne scents do you like to wear layered together?

    Wasn't layering but I sampled Sugi while wearing Sel de Vetiver and the minimalistic nature and vetiver in both created an interesting effect.
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    Re: What was/would be your wedding fragrance?

    I hated perfume and people who wore it so I was scent free.
    Doing it again, I'm not sure. I got married at a world heritage listed Shinto shrine in Kyoto in fall when the autumn colors were at...
  73. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Thanks for your bottle of French Lover. I've wanted it for ages, but couldn't bring myself to pay that much for a bottle.
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    Re: Men use women's perfume

    :thumbsup:

    Love the group Perfume. As does my wife and 1.5 year old son.
    At first glance it may seem to be marketed to women, but it is definitely unisex. A bit like Sycomore perhaps? In fact I...
  75. Re: What is your favorite designer (or niche) house for scents?

    Another for Comme des Garçons. By far my most purchased house. Just picked up Sugi today and can't wait to give it a full wearing.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Finally broke down and bought

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    Sugi
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

    First warm day so I couldn't wait to give Sel de Vetiver a full wearing.

    Smells like a sunny day at the beach.
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    Re: Mixing up cedar(wood) with incense?

    Not to me, but I often see people on here describing anything dry and woody as an incense scent
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    Re: Does anyone keep a bottle at work?

    Not when I worked in an office, but now that I work from home...
  80. Re: How often do you compliment a stranger's fragrance?

    Never. I don't smell much that is impressive, or on the street I can't tell where it is coming from, so I keep my compliments for those I'm on hugging terms with.
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    Re: Perfume for a rational person

    Welcome! I think you are overthinking it, or at least coming at it with a lot of associations and baggage (much of it generated by the industry's own marketing).

    Despite not having asked a...
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    Re: decision time. pls help

    Phyloskos was a treat in the Japanese summer (32-36 degrees C with humidity around 80%). MI I find a bit cloying in the summer here, but the Issey Miyakes really shine. When it's that hot it's time...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 16, 2014

    Oud Wood
  84. Poll: Re: If you have to give one up for the rest of your life, which one would it be?

    Chanel because I currently own no Chanel, but honestly, I could give up both houses and not be too bothered.
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    Re: Fresh vs. Woody

    Woody, but I don't understand why you've included musk in that because it has nothing to do with woods. In fact I prefer my woody scents to have little or no musk most of the time.
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    Re: S O T D Saturday March 15, 2014

    Epic Man
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    Re: S O T D: Friday, March 14, 2014

    Avignon
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    Poll: Re: Which mask is cooler?

    I've spent too much time in Japan. Came into this thread expecting something like this now that it is hay fever season.

    26415
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, March 13, 2014

    Guerlain Homme
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    Re: Sampled/tested more than once

    Wonderwood by CdG.
    It ticks so many boxes for me
    CdG? - Yep
    Dry woody? - Yep
    Sandalwood (albeit synthetic)? - Yep

    But every time I try it in store something turns me off. As I try more scents...
  91. Re: why does everyone jump on luca turin's bandwagon?

    For the same reason I am interested in reading the opinions of anyone with great depth of knowledge and experience in a field I am interested in. It doesn't mean that we have the same tastes, but I...
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    Re: Why no sulfur?

    Because it is a very fine line between struck match and fart?

    Okay, I actually get very little sulphur in struck match, but the smell of sulphur around hot springs here is pure rotten egg gas, and...
  93. Re: Fragrances that may smell different when sniffed from certain distances.

    I think that this is one of the reasons the same scent smells completely different on a different person - one just isn't used to smelling it from a greater distance.

    One scent that smells...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

    Interlude Man
  95. Re: Who would wear Black by Comme des Garçons

    Interesting. I've seen pine tar snaps in Finland but never birch tar. Salted liquorice (salmiakki), meanwhile, is definitely used to flavour anything and everything. I find the salmiakki note to...
  96. Re: If I love CDG 2 Man will I love CDG Black?

    While Black has a radiant woody incense note, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone as a blind buy, even if they love other CdG scents. I think the tar and salmiakki notes could be a bit turnoff, unless...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 10, 2014

    Epic Man
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 9, 2014

    Nostalgia by SMN
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    Re: If you won the lottery...

    Would take it as an opportunity to travel more and acquire full bottles while in Paris, etc.
    would buy CdG clothing to go with all my bottles of CdG scent.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, March 8, 2014

    Leather Oud
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