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  1. Re: Why is your favorite genre your favorite?

    Probably a spicy oriental. One w a base of incense and or amber and patchouli. Maybe something leaning towards gourmand.
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    Re: Amouage Alert: Overture for man!

    I love cognac. I love myrrh.

    But im tired of sandalwood.

    Great.

    I don't need to buy.
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    Re: Your favorite cinnamon fragrances?

    There's a sort of cinammon sub theme to all of parfum de marly oriental fragrances but it isn't your typical big red chewing gum cinnamon.
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    Re: Parfums de Marly...Herod is weak?

    Can you tell us the name of this ebay seller? So we can avoid purchasing from that seller. Thank you.


    ...ooops ..old thread.
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    Re: Fragrances With a Free Gift

    If I ever buy a fragrance at full price at a dept store, I will ask them to load up on the samples of my choice. I mean , really load up.
  6. Re: Recc Me An Unconventional Summer Fragrance!

    I would recommend Ispazon by parfum de Marly. Very airy fresh summery/springy take on kind of a green irish tweed but with a culinary aspect to it (thyme and bay leaf...these are definitely present...
  7. Re: Recommended Amouage scent for the summer (Humid, Texas weather)

    Bracken man. Love it
  8. Re: Kids and perfume (I may not get my rental deposit back)

    Why would you want to get your small kids into/exposed to adult fragrances? I dont get that.
    Who cares if they get into axe in young adulthood. It wont hurt them. Plus, im sure theyll be smart...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    ^that is very photogenic
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Bleu de chanel edt and Ispazon parfum de marly , layered. Pretty awesome.
  11. Re: What's your wardrobe's number-of-perfumes to number-of-houses ratio?

    For full bottles I have mostly Tom Ford , Amouage, Parfum de Marly.
  12. Re: Old School Vs. Modern What Do You Gravitate To Most?

    These kind of questions are difficult to answer (or perhaps easy to answer) because it is an absolute type of question but my life in terms of style and hobbies and such are not absolutist (black and...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel

    If upon first smelling it is similar or same, you most likely got authentic. The fakes you can tell right away. Nothing where you have to keep gauging and comparing bc they wont go to those lengths...
  14. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    64 sprays of guerlain heritage edt.

    Yes. I counted.


    On my car interior.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel

    Bleu de chanel and any chanel is one of the most heavily faked fragrance out there. Some of them are actually so good it is really hard to tell unless you take it to a boutique or smell it.
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    Re: Overview of my Montale / Mancera haul

    I so dont like Montale's bottles. They look like cheap, tacky colored, aluminum bottles. I guess that is what makes me biased when it comes to describing their scents. I dont prefer them at all.
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    Re: Show me your Carlisle! (please)

    That video is revealing. The horses on mine look sort of un detailed as well like the fake in the video. Hmmm.

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=105138&d=1562020668
    Other than...
  18. Re: Purchase Question: Bleu de Chanel EDP or Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau Intense

    I would go with bdc it is a more quality scent.


    v (below)... i dont understand someone recommending to the op a completely different fragrance when all he is asking is for us to provide our...
  19. Re: What are your favorite houses at the moment?

    Definitely will be checking it out if i get a chance. If it is similar to Percival, it would be nice I am sure. I heard it has a cooking spice type of background to it though, which Ispazon is sort...
  20. Re: What are your favorite houses at the moment?

    Parfums de marly
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    Re: Creed Cease & Desist

    I , for one, think differently about decants and/or counterfeiting ( not related to each other of course).

    I would think if my brand was heavily counterfeited i would perceive the actual brand...
  22. Re: Genuine or Fake Amouage Reflection Man?

    That is one well done meticulously copied bottle if it was fake.
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    Re: 3 Essentials That Represent Your Style?

    Right now (dont recall what I posted last time) but short brim fedora tilted back (jazz style ; i never wear it straight w brim down like the staunchy standard you see on all those posters on that...
  24. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    So far about 14 sprays of PDM Ispazon.
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    Re: Creed Purchase in Paris

    One of the basenote sellers on here (Jaylim) has a brand new GIT 100ml bottle for 170 dollars. but great buy in Paris. That is a good souvenir too since it is literally from the homeland.
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    Re: Your most worn June 2019

    Interlude is aWeSoMe
  27. Re: Looking For Something New For the Summer...

    bergamot 22, aventus, mfk aqua vitae, nio, kobe
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    Re: Decant got skunked in car

    I keep some decants and full bottles in my car (none that I deem very important though, just emergency grabs or stuff I spray prior to gym) and they are all fine quality wise, however I noticed on a...
  29. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Carlisle so far 7 sprays...just had lunch will step outside to spray about 5 more. jeah baby
  30. Re: Anal Completionist Newbie Needs Forum Reading Strategy

    Welcome. Enjoy your journey into fragrance. This isnt engineering or rocket science. So there is no set way or methodical approach to this.
    Just go out there and start smelling samples and watch a...
  31. Re: Chanel Allure Homme: Similar products?

    Maybe xerjoff uden
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    Re: Your most worn June 2019

    Most worn in june has to be a tie between ombre leather , bvlgari man black orient, pdm ispazon, dark rebel, and jv oud. Not that i like these the most but out of practical reasons that came up this...
  33. Re: Best purchase you made in last 6 months?

    I dunno. In last 6 months ? Whether it's a fragrance, watch, hat, eyewear, or what have you, I really have to do my research and really like something before i buy it. (If of any relatively high...
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    Re: Authentic Parfums de Marly Layton

    The laytons have such a nice beautiful bottle. Love the patina on the horse relief and the cap.
  35. Re: Pairing certain fragrances with certain outfits(men, women, etc.)

    Yup. Always do. Depending on what I wear I choose certain fragrances. When I look more raw and alter egoish, I choose more of my darker scents or challenging ones. Or just black orchid. When I...
  36. Re: Blind Buy Reports tell everyone here! (decants count, too!)

    I would say most of my purchases were blind buys. The only ones that are not are the ones I can sample at the dept stores locally.

    But sometimes I do enough research on the web/youtube that I...
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    Re: Most animalic that you enjoy?

    Probably the one that I wear often that may be considered 'animalic' is Musc ravageur. I wear it to the gym sometimes. Perfect to be animalic there. lol
  38. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Sprayed about a total of 12-15 sprays of Tom ford noir extreme yesterday throughout the day. Today I may do more.
  39. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Interesting. Thought you didn't like it much.
    I'm waiting on pegasus.
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    Re: Parfums de Marly Suggestions

    Right now my favorites are Oajan and Herod. Carlisle is definitely good but it is similar to Oajan and Herod in certain aspects. So I would choose something a bit different like a Layton Exclusif or...
  41. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Yeah I took a chance on it. The seller told me about the stash she had from her store they were all kept outside or something and all off in scent. It smells fresh though.

    I think the bottle...
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    Re: On an ideal date

    We both would be wearing Black orchid. Or interlude man. Then we mack out.
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    Re: Tom Ford Oud Wood

    18 or 19 years old it really depends on who you are. If I met you for about a good three mins I would be able to tell.
    Oud wood is a relatively challenging wear for a young person I would think. But...
  44. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Today about 12 or 13 sprays of Ombre Leather 18.


    Disclaimer , i can do this w my ombre leather at work because mine is an "as-is" , the fragrance is brand new but the batch was left in an area...
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    Re: Clean, summer fragrance recommendations

    I also would recommend Parfum de Marly Percival.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    I bought a bottle of Pegasus in June but I dont think I'll receive it till July.
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    Re: How Do You Spray?

    good info thanks
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    Re: How Do You Spray?

    Really depends. If I go to work, I usually do concentrated /focused sprays on chest or neck and also arms depending on if I wear long sleeved or short sleeved that day.
    If I go to gym, I like to...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Oajan.
  50. Re: Another - Just starting out - my humble collection so far - what next thread!

    Pegasus or Reflection for man.
  51. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    I got to re reply about Oajan today. I tried only 4 sprays today: 2 on each arm, and it actually is something I can smell past 2 plus hours now going 3. It has good projection too. I guess two...
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    Re: Clean, summer fragrance recommendations

    You cant go wrong with Bleu de chanel edp really. It matches all your criteria. And I dont know where you get cinnamon from in Grey vetiver. There is no cinnamon in that one.
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    Memo Russian Leather, Back to Black By Kilian. Original Santal Creed


    The PDM bottles look money though ...Oajan especially. dayum.
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    Re: Men Wearing Jewelry

    Love wearing my eatches, bracelets, necklaces , anklets
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    Re: Hipsters and Fragrance (do they mix)

    I like your thinking. Embrace.
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    Re: Big Little Lies (Perfume Game)

    I love Nicole Kidman. Smokin hot.
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    Re: Parfums De Marly Herod Performance.

    I have a bottle of Herod as well and it doesnt perform that well either on me. I would say projection is off to a skin scent after about an hour or so but not really sure (I cant really tell these...
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    Re: Amouage Portrayal Woman

    Probably many of the women's offereings are a bit more interesting than the men's counterpart. I know for sure Epic , Memoir, Lyric, and Journey are.

    I have bottles of Memoir woman and Journey...
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    Re: How bad have I messed up?

    They're vintage now.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 24th June, 2019

    I'll be wearing pdm oajan again.
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    Re: Perfume that lasts all day (???)

    I don't find bracken man long lasting or even a moderately projecting scent at all. It is one that i hoped would as i love this one. But after about half hour it is a mere skin scent. Don't know...
  62. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Maybe about 24 sprays of oajan throughout the day today. I don't know if anyone calls this beastmode but it isn't. Perhaps the opposite. Maybe i got a bad bottle.
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    Re: Terre d'hermes edt, formula change?

    I definitely wouldn't wear it to the beach.
  64. Re: Rare Xerjoff's limited time for US customers

    Please write up an exhaustive review on this I am very interested.
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    Re: Terre d'hermes edt, formula change?

    You going to buy a 200ml of tdh edt? What do you wear it with? I sincerely ask , because I can only imagine wearing it with a business suit, which I hardly ever wear.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I dont get compliments from females regarding my fragrance per se. I do get a lot of attention towards myself as a whole, I believe the fragrance contributes to the overall vibe or perception of me...
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    Re: So about Creed Neroli Suavage...

    ^that 120ml bottle will last you about two weeks if you use it everyday and want to get the most effectiveness from it everyday.
  68. Re: Grown man clothing (slacks, dress shirts, shoes and ties)

    All dress shirts fit like garbage around the waist. You have to tailor them. I take mine to a tailor of mine she does an amazing job. Get the shirt in your regular neck size /shoulder has to fit...
  69. Re: Rare Xerjoff's limited time for US customers

    Got to get me a sample of that La Capitale. Sounds amazing... strawberry, caramel, peach, vanilla, amber, leather, saffron, benzoin....all done by xerjoff. I m sure itll be a hit.
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    Re: Is my Jubilation XXV fake?

    Who knows, it may have been emptied out and another lesser fragrance put in or perhaps diluted.
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    Re: "Oilyness" In Fragrance

    I get that oily vibe from mfk Grand soir. Almost sticky vibe. It does put a sheen on my skin though like it never goes away.
  72. Re: So what do you guys think I should try next?

    Amouage Jub25
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    Xerjoff
  74. Re: "The one cologne to rule them all!" Which one is yours?

    Black orchid. Too many threads on this topic already.
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    Re: *Extreme* Over-Sprayers Lounge

    Haha i enjoyed it pretty well. I did it prior to going to shop at the mall.
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    Re: *Extreme* Over-Sprayers Lounge

    I did 24 sprays of jv oud once. Don't know if that qualifies as extreme oversprayers
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    Poll: Re: Interlude Man vs Epic Man *Amouage*

    Haha, yeah. Just read the above quote in the voice of Joe Pesci in Good Fellas in the restaurant during the "im in the weeds, layin down.." monologue.
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    Re: why is your favorite, your favorite?

    I have a variety of favorite scents but my perennial favorite will always be Black orchid. Why? Im a bit different from the other fellas here.. I like something that makes me feel sultry, like a...
  79. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    oh, they get enough of my fragrance antics.
  80. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    For $25 -$30 ? for a 4.2 oz bottle? ... I say CK Obsession edt (even the current formulation) is worth the money. Ive come full circle on this one.

    It is decadent, full bodied, cold weather ,...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now

    Layton
    Black Orchid
    Amber absolute
    Black violet
    Xerjoff casamorati 1888
  82. Re: Suggestions To Add to a Beginner's "Collection"?

    Get a bottle each of Layton, Oajan, Herod, Carlisle, and perhaps Pegasus.

    That is what I did.
  83. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    At work now the crew went out to dinner i stayed back in the conference war room to take care of some personal things so they're gone for an hour so i sprayed 16 sprays of ombre leather just now. Lol
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Just picked up a bottle of pdm Carlisle.
    Who knows, it may get delivered in july.
  85. Re: What would you wear to a fragrance awards ceremony!?

    I d wear Office for men.

    No, probably 30 sprays of interlude.
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    Re: Your Top 5 Tom Ford Fragrances ?

    Top five from my favorite house are :


    Black violet
    Black orchid
    Italian cypress
    Amber absolute
    Patchouli absolut

    I mean i can go on and on as there are more that can be interchanged into...
  87. Re: Rank the best Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrances

    Not too amazed by any of the MFKs. I have a decant of grand soir but it isnt something I go for a lot. It does smell very resin y and oily.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    My favorite of PDM and my favorite niche brand right now.
  89. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Congrats but you'll get sick of that fragrance real quick. The flankers are way better than the original. It will get sickly after awhile 125ml is way too much for that fragrance.
  90. Re: Name Your Favorite Flanker of a Flanker!

    Right ^
    Man black orient < man in black < bvlgari man


    Never smelled Man but i have mib which smells pretty good (nice for going out like a guys nite out, has more a party or club vibe to it)...
  91. Re: Name Your Favorite Flanker of a Flanker!

    Bvlgari man black orient
  92. Re: How Much Does Customer Service Matter In Regards To Purchases For You?

    Customer service is a big deal for me. Fortunately for me, I get good to great attentive customer service whenever I walk in to a store.
  93. [USA] Tom Ford Noir Femme and Creed Original Santal

    Creed Original Santal 120ml tester bottle (no box or cap). About 95% full. $120
    Tom Ford Noir Femme 3.4oz (w its box) about more than 95% full. $65
  94. Re: House of Matriarch 50% OFF Father's Day sale

    ^Thank you.
  95. Re: If Fragrance Was Priced For Everyone - A Hypothetical

    I would not care for the lack of exclusivity per se , but be excited I can buy it.

    There are loads of things I can buy that anyone can afford. Tons of stuff under 10 bux on ebay or amazon ready...
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    I rarely ever get straight out compliments on fragrances but it doesnt bother me. I wouldnt want that (I wouldnt want someone just complimenting me on my shirt , for instance, it just means it stands...
  97. Re: House of Matriarch 50% OFF Father's Day sale

    How is house of matriarch ? Are they worth buying a full bottle ? And if starting out, which fragrance if you like smoky incensy?
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    Re: Summer Purchase Advice

    Grey vet is not a good summer frag per se but rather a good spring summer scent to wear indoors like the office.
  99. Re: Your style, as presented in picture form

    I dont go for all that celeb GQ type look. I think it gets tiring and a bit affected.

    I just wear what I like that I liked a long time ago to now. Fedora hats and tank tops and skinny jeans...
  100. Re: Another - Just starting out - my humble collection so far - what next thread!

    Interlude Man or something from Xerjoff
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