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  1. Re: What is the best time of the year/occasion to wear the magnificent Clive Christian X for Men?

    Any time of year is a great time to wear an exceptional composition like X for Men... That said, I find myself wearing it much more frequently in the Winter.
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    Re: Targeted Purchases for 2015

    Nothing major on the radar, but most likely will pick up the other two Aramis Perfume Caligraphy releases having been impressed with Rose.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    The final purchases of the year...

    Lys Mediterranee (a Flechier composition that's been on my buy list for years)
    Montana Black (a Flechier composition that I have never sniffed...)
    Edit: I...
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    Re: YSL L'homme collection

    I don't think much of them, and when I do give them a second's thought (more than they are worth, IMO) it is wholly negative. That said, as long as *you* like and enjoy wearing the compositions that...
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    Re: Do you prefer buying or owning?

    Sounds about right...
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    Re: yet another aromatic fougere newb

    One that will be quite pricey and difficult to find even a sample of is Patou pour Homme Privé. That said, as aromatic fougères go, that is just about as good as it gets, IMO.
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    Re: Best Perfumes of 2014 - Fragrantica

    While not my kind of thing, I actually thought Valentino Uomo was pretty good smelling when I sniffed it earlier this year and a competent composition... No, it wasn't "Top 10 Best of 2014 List"...
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    Re: Richard James: No longer making fragrance?

    That is great news for folks that don't already own the original release. If I didn't already have the original I would be on Birchbox.com right now buying. This stuff is absolutely outstanding.
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    Re: My Top 5 Worst of the Worst Fragrances

    Yes, I would definitely have swapped this in for one of mine as well (though which one I would take off in its place, I don't know). It has been described as Secretions Manifiques Lite, and that...
  10. Re: Extraordinary Dry Downs and Bases: What Are The Standouts?

    There are way too many to list (mostly vintage releases), but a current release that immediately comes to mind is the Vetiver and leathery dry-down of Puredistance M. It lasts and lasts (...and...
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Polo. Still wearable today?

    If we are talking about wearing the vintage formula original Polo then "yes". I wear it quite a bit still, and while I may not be seeking compliments, it is easily my most complimented composition.
  12. Re: Building my fragrance collection. Help me pick my next!

    The Giorgio for Men is my personal favorite from your list of many greats... That said, the current stuff is a shadow of its former stuff so seeking vintage or old stock reissue bottles is key... ...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    I gave Sadanne a spin on skin yesterday... I definitely can see a bit of the berry/wine Zahd connection, but I found Sadanne much more palatable and easy to wear (as Zahd was a complete bust for me,...
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    Re: Morabito Or Black 2014

    I think the rerelease is absolutely outstanding and pretty faithful to the original. In a year of relatively disappointing new releases, we get the return of three greats... Cuiron, Or Black and...
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    Re: Current top 10 favorites

    Portrait of a Lady (original formula)
    Giorgio for Men (vintage)
    Dia Man
    Captain Molyneux (vintage)
    Anat Fritz (Original or Classical versions)
    Javanese Patchouli
    Tzora
    Monsieur de Givenchy...
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    Re: How many sprays of Le Labo's Santal 33?

    The answer is whatever *you* feel comfortable with. In my case, the answer is three.
  17. Re: chypre mousse or musc ravageur or invasion barbare.

    All three are competent compositions, but Chypre Mousse is the most to my personal taste.
  18. Re: Chanel Sycomore: Lots of Negative and Unusual Complements

    It is a great composition, plain and simple. I haven't any idea what those folks must be smoking...
  19. Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    The answer for me is "none". That said, I have to compliment many on this thread for having some exceptional smelling grandparents!
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    Re: 2014 XMAS Day Scent

    It will near certainly be X for Men.
  21. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    50ml... The 100ml was way out of my price range. That said, this stuff is potent enough (full perfume strength for sure) that I don't see myself using up the 50ml anytime soon.
  22. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    Yes, I own a bottle.

    It is extremely Oud heavy, and it is definitely the real stuff (and very good quality too). The Oud comes on very strong right out of the gate, with a moderate barnyard...
  23. Thread: Bentley

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    Re: Bentley

    I have the BI and was considering blind buying the M Generation... Just did and will report back once I have tried it. If it is anything near the Bentley's quality I should be quite happy as...
  24. Re: Any "new" fragrance that has got the same attention Aventus has lately?

    All I can say is I sure hope not.
  25. Re: Which long-term fragrance are you still excited to wear?

    One of many... Vintage Giorgio for Men, worn frequently and consistently since shortly after its release.
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    Re: What is your favorite Creed and why?!

    Jardin d'Amalfi, followed by vintage Tabarome.
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    Re: Aramis Calligraphy Rose

    I have a review on this site with my impressions in detail, but I am definitely a fan.
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    Re: I'm a little tired of cedar

    In my case, I am the opposite... I love cedar, and prefer it sharp, rough and natural like it smells in the great Anat Fritz Original. There are certainly a lot of compositions that have bad cedar,...
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    Re: Do you use perfume every day?

    In a word, "yes".
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    Re: what is your favorite montale and why?

    The line has so many offerings, many with similar themes that it is hard to keep track of all of them. I suppose for me Black Aoud is the one I'd wear, but never bought a bottle of any.
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    Re: I have always liked Dunhill Desire Red

    The candied sweetness was a bit too cloying for my taste, but I do like the composition and even owned a bottle for a time. It may not be for me, but certainly I can understand others enjoying it.
  32. Poll: Re: Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense vs La Nuit de L'Homme.

    I am not a fan of either but have a strong preference for the Prada as it is only mediocre, while La Nuit de L'Homme is one of the most personally disliked compositions I've sniffed. Assuming you...
  33. Re: Blind buy gone good. Very good! Masque Russian Tea

    I really like this one, but couldn't *quite* get to outright love in the end. The open and early heart were the best parts for me, almost having me reach for my wallet too. The later heart and late...
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    Re: What is your favorite Amouge?! and WHY?

    Dia Man, because it is one of my favorite compositions, Amouage or otherwise. One of the most luxurious compositions I can think of.
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    Re: Reviews of fragrances

    This is my position as well.
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    Re: Tauer is a magician

    Fair enough, but last time I checked we were talking about Tauer compositions in this thread, not Ropion compositions.
  37. Re: What was your First Fragrance that triggered collecting?

    I can't remember what triggered my collecting exactly, but the first fragrance that really caught my attention was YSL pour Homme back when I was about 10 or so...
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    Re: How was your hobby in the pre-Internet era?

    Before the using the Internet, I was happily wearing my original formula Giorgio for Men and original Polo completely content.
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    Re: Other addictions

    High-end audio, performance cars, film, epic fantasy books.
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    Re: Oud Ispahan or Noir de Noir

    While everyone's perceptions are different, apart from them both being Rose/Oud compositions I get little similarity between the two. To my nose, Thirty Three has a very different kind of rose...
  41. Thread: Fear of Vintage

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    Poll: Re: Fear of Vintage

    In general I prefer most vintage compositions to the stuff out today. That said, I voted along the lines of wanting the best smelling compositions, vintage or no (and my collection is an...
  42. Re: Ever Tempted by a Great Deal for a Scent You Don't Love?

    If I don't love it, I don't want it in my collection, so "no".
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    Re: Amyris Homme...Don't judge this too quickly

    I'm afraid I didn't care for it... While Valentino Uomo is not my kind of composition either (and that gaudy bottle makes me want to avert my eyes) I find it a very well-done composition, actually,...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, December 9,, 2014

    Today I am trying an experiment of sorts, combining The Night and Portrait of a Lady to see if I like the result.
  45. Re: Best burning incense type of frag besides M7 and the CDG Incense series.

    ... And my favorite incense composition.
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    Re: Kilian Straight to Heaven??

    I am kind of indifferent to this one... It was one of those you try once and quickly forget (as I pretty much have). I think By Kilian's Oud series (minus the midling Amber Oud) and Back to Black...
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    Re: What's in your car?

    What a bizarre question... Apart from the obvious seats, gasoline and the like.... Nothing.
  48. Re: IT'S FINALLY HERE!! My first Niche Bottle!! (pics)

    My favorite vanilla by far and a great composition. Congrats on your new acquisition!
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    Re: Help me complete my sample list

    No issue at all with the recommendation, but I believe the EdP Frederic Malle line (which Musc Ravageur is part of) is not carried by LuckyScent... As the OP is a rose lover, I would have certainly...
  50. Poll: Re: Interested in knowing everybodys AGE and SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    43,straight, and getting poorer by the minute the longer I remain here.
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    Re: Help me complete my sample list

    Other additions sold at LS that are personal favorites:

    Tzora by Anat Fritz
    Classical by Anat Fritz
    Dia Man by Amouage
    Incense Oud by By Kilian
    Santal 33 by Le Labo
    Ylang 49 by Le Labo
    Oud...
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    Re: Help me complete my sample list

    As you say you are a lover of rose, here a couple more for your list at LS...

    Thirty-Three by Ex Idolo
    La Fille de Berlin by Serge Lutens
    Le Parfum Denis Durand Couture by Micallef
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    Re: Oud Ispahan or Noir de Noir

    I am really not a fan of either. I recommend getting your nose on Thirty-Three by Ex Idolo if you already haven't sniffed it before buying either.
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    Re: Your next "must-have" fragrance.

    I suppose I am going to have to finally buy the four remaining EdP Frederic Malle offerings that have been on my wish list for ages... That said, these are going to have to wait until next year as I...
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    Re: Which fragrance is better?

    Out of current releases in their current formulations, here are three of many I would prefer to those found at similar price points or less:

    Bellagio for Men by Parlux ($20 or less on the net) a...
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    Re: Which fragrance is better?

    In my opinion...
  57. Thread: Encre Noire

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    Re: Encre Noire

    Absolutely it is fine if Amazon is the seller of record.
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    Re: Which fragrance is better?

    They all are equally unfortunate, IMO.
  59. Re: What fragrance truly deserves the moniker "Spicebomb"?

    Sud Est by Romeo Gigli immediately comes to mind, and unlike Spicebomb it smells amazing.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Santal 33 by Le Labo and Lampblack by Bruno Fazzolari
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    Re: Got Paris*L.A. by A Lab on Fire in today

    Interesting you disliked the opening, as that was the only part of the composition I could tolerate (for me the cola was completely missing though, so maybe that is how I could enjoy it more...
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    Re: Got Paris*L.A. by A Lab on Fire in today

    Wanting to wear it (or not) is one thing, but appreciating a well-put together composition is another. This one unfortunately is a complete failure and one of the two worst new compositions I have...
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    Re: suggest top 4 frags out of 10

    Sorry, but I can only give 1 out of 10 since I dislike or am indifferent to the rest... Green Irish Tweed. My guess is we have very different taste... Good luck though!
  64. Re: Which one of these would you want the most in your collection?

    Wow, I hate to be such a negativist, but I can't stand all of those so for me the answer is none... I love the classic *regular* Eau Sauvage, however... The Parfum version is extremely well-made,...
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    Re: Got Paris*L.A. by A Lab on Fire in today

    I hope this gets better as others have eluded to, because I applied it on skin a while ago and so far it is a disgustingly sweet cross between creamy key lime pie and sugary cotton candy. I dislike...
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    Re: Portrait of a Lady

    Congrats on your purchase, I wish I would have lucked out in finding that one only 6 months in... Obviously my signature says how much *I* think of your choice...

    As for other options, Barneys...
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    Re: Aramis Calligraphy Rose

    I finally have tried this one on skin and honestly don't get any cream soda effect, but rather a honeyed incense-laced lush rose and powdery lavender concoction. Performance metrics are absolutely...
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    Re: Tauer is a magician

    The compositions don't transport me anywhere, but I certainly try and transport myself as far away from the Tauer composition wearer as possible as I can't stand any of them... Just not a fan, I'm...
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    Re: IFRA Bootlicking

    The commentary is sickening, and the line not much better (at least those I've sniffed).
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    Re: The 80's: Polo, Drakkar Noir, Azzaro

    Original Polo and Giorgio for Men were my staples during my favorite decade of fragrance (and both still get plenty of play today, the Giorgio in particular). I really miss such a great period where...
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    Re: which dyptique should i buy

    34 Boulevard St. Germain
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    Re: Confounded by Diptyque

    Agree. My favorite from the house is 34 Boulevard St. Germain, but many others are great too.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    It was a blind buy, so I am only wearing it for the first time today... That said, with only an hour and a half of development on skin under my belt it is a *big* time real Oud composition. My...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    The Night by EdP Frederic Malle (signed by Malle)http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=33242&stc=1
  75. Re: Just bought my first Creed and got some new samples

    I tried them, but I didn't like any.
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    Re: Your Number One Gourmand Right Now

    I am not a gourmand fan at all, but this would be my choice too... The smell is absolutely heavenly. Also, I'll add a +1 to Yohji Homme... The only other gourmand I would ever wear.
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    Re: Other male fragrances with jasmine

    X for Men by Clive Christian is a "must sniff", IMO.
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    Re: Your Favorite Light-yellow Type "Freshie"

    Not much into that category, but an inexpensive one that I keep in my collection and still wear is Bellagio for Men by Parlux. The gift sets (which tend to sell for less than the individual bottles)...
  79. Re: What is your favorite designer Women's Fragrance (as a man)

    There are so many great ones from the past that were marketed to women, but probably my favorite is vintage Diorella by Dior.
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    Re: Your top 3 niche and top 3 Designer

    While I don't care much for the distinction... Since you asked:

    Niche:

    1)Portrait of a Lady by EdP Frederic Malle (the original formula is preferred, though the current would still top the...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense or Le Labo Santal 33

    Gosh, this is an old thread brought back to life... For me, Santal 33 anytime.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Outstanding acquisition, Jon... Looks like you are finishing up the year super-strong... Congrats!
  83. Poll: Re: The Almighty Battle: Aventus vs. Jubilation XXV

    Jubilation XXV, and it ain't even close...
  84. Re: Will La Nuit forever be favored? What do you really think?

    I don't know of any biases that need fixing and have no idea who this "blonde guy" Jeremy person is, never having seen this famous/infamous video you speak of... That said, I have always disliked La...
  85. Re: Your favorite Oud scents under $100? No oud-rose combos please!

    This one, if you can get it under $100, especially if you enjoy a lot of spice (as I do).
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    Re: Your favorite L'Occitane

    Vetyver followed closely by Eau des Baux
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    Re: Bel Ami Vetiver?

    One of the best releases of the year (which admittedly isn't saying much as 2014 has been quite disappointing on the new releases front). Bel Ami Vetiver definitely is a really good one though. My...
  88. Thread: Creed vs MI

    by drseid
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    Poll: Re: Creed vs MI

    I own and strongly prefer MI of the two, but I haven't worn it in years and really wouldn't buy either if I could do things over. I guess I'll vote something else. I would instead look to something...
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Un Homme by Charles Jourdan
  90. Re: Legitimacy of different frags for different seasons

    To me they *are* irrelevant.
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Egoiste or Guerlain Heritage

    Vintage Héritage for me.
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    Re: I need all the best sandalwood frags

    If I am not mistaken the relatively recent Dries Van Noten par Frederic Malle offering makes the claim...
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    I certainly hope so... The real "risk" is with the white florals... Those have historically been tough for me to wear, but the rest of the notes and the fragrance profile sounds quite interesting...
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    Re: Did Ralph Lauren really just do oud?

    I was about to dismiss it, but at least it is by the original Polo's perfumer. I'll give it a sniff, but after the truly awful Red I am definitely going in eyes wide open.
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    A risky blind buy of Au Dela - Narcisse des Montagnes by Bruno Fazzolari.http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=33084&stc=1
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    Re: Calvin Klein - Eternity 1989 (Vintage)

    It was indeed quite strong when it first came out. I used to own a bottle received as a gift back then, but had to dump it quickly as it just didn't appeal to me... That said, it *was* memorable,...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, November 27, 2014

    X for Men by Clive Christian
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    Poll: Re: Green irish tweed vs Cool water

    Vintage Cool Water, then GIT, then current Cool Water for me.
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Gosh, I wish I didn't read this thread so often because after hearing of the 25% off deal from dougczar, I too had to take advantage of a chance to add Blackbird to my collection at a discount (as an...
  100. Thread: EDB vs LNDLH

    by drseid
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    Re: EDB vs LNDLH

    Easily Eau des Baux.
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