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    Re: Best italian fragrance for men

    LV - Spezie
    Eau d'Italie - Bois d'Ombrie
    Santa Maria Novella - Melograno

    I'm being very brave to select just one fragrance from each house since "the best" was asked for, with some misgivings as...
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    Poll: Re: best peppermint for you? try one

    I think your point is very good in general about the problem with mint, mtgprox. Even green valley is too much minty zing for me also silver mountain water, which has some kind of mentholating...
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    Re: What is a "cigar-box" fragrance?

    well, I don't think it smells like either cigars or cigar boxes at all!
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    Re: C&S Cuba vs CdG Sequoia

    I think most people would, Max. I used to prefer it for sure, but then I got jaded, pure and simple, so to speak.

    In my defense for discussing these in one thread, I notice there are many...
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    Re: What is a "cigar-box" fragrance?

    I don't consider SMN Cuba to be all that tobaccoey certainly not all that cedarly it's rum in the sense of "butter rum" life savers! it's great stuff.

    CdG sequoia while not tobacco heavy is very...
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    Re: What is your best inexpensive frag purchase

    some cheap arabian oils are really nice, sweet woody concoctions sexy... but I can't... tell you the name of one and they come in different varieties: the sourly woody oudy ones, the sweet...
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    Re: Czech & Speakes Sample Pack My Thoughts

    Where F&M is concerned lavender is a huge player . . . so if you think of it that way it may be a little easier to understand. I really like it but not to wear it so much for some reason. I'm never...
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    Poll: Re: best peppermint for you? try one

    I don't even consider Booster minty. It's nice though.

    Cuba Cuba Cuba, it gives the mint something to bite into. For some reason I can't vote here...
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    Re: What was vintage No. 88 like?

    the reforumlation of 88 is like a ruby ring without the ruby, a frame without a picture, a vase without flowers! And the flower in question is ROSE!!! I get hardly any rose from the new 88.

    the...
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    Re: Le Male: Niche versions?

    sample invasion barbare before buying a bottle it's very expensive and of the niche takes on la male it's the one . . . I actually like less than le male!

    Histoire de Parfums casanova is a le male...
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    Re: Czech & Speake Cuba Cologne

    I like the description I've read here, it really is a shifting prism of accords. And I agree with The Good Life, vintage 88 aside, it's the standout now. And I would really think twice before...
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    Re: Amber recs please

    santa maria novella has an odd amber extrait
    profumum has 2 ambers the strong one is a lot like Tom ford amber absolute
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    Re: Cuir Mauresque & Royal English Leather

    they are very different, CM much sweeter, and yes 10 ml will last a long time. . . you don't want to overapply this one
  14. Re: Color change on ProfumumRoma fragrances.

    it's confusing but I haven't noticed the odor changing. . .
  15. Re: Suggestions for similar to Bois D'Argent but not so hard to find...

    I suggest you give up the search for the replacement and just keep trying to find the original!
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    Re: New Santa Maria Novella shop

    have you been yet?
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    Re: Rainy Day Frangrances

    patchouli, avignon, bois d'encens, never really thought about this before. . .
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    Re: How Long Since Your Last Purchase?

    Not very. Sadly one purchase made on Jan 24 am still waiting for and I swapped volunteering to send first since I have so little feedback to reaaaally far away so I'm in protracted fragrance labor...
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    Re: Salvador Dali Pour Homme.

    there's only about a ton of it on ebay all cheap@
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    Re: Salvador Dali Pour Homme.

    I have a small bottle of this but never wear it
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    Re: S o t D ~ 16 February 2010

    a long day I started with last night's amouage gold and NK incense, then I decanted some MEME for a friend and needed to cover it up and took a shower then wore gold as I was meeting someone...
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    Re: Joseph Jivago's Sweet Dreams

    what about the one with gold flecks?
  23. Poll: Re: Is the dry, woody/incense fad over now? POLL.

    I think more of the incense frags will survive than the oud ones, from western houses...
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    Re: Has anyone ever used perfumes.bg?

    please why would someone buy "store and design" yet not their fake knockoffs? That is absurd... anyway the perfumes.bg is still in operation anyway? how do they explain that?!?!
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    Re: "Atleier Cologne" line at Neiman Marcus

    yeah and it's not so great really, perfumey and fades very quickly...
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    Re: Amouage Silver for Women

    I've always thought the gentleman's gold cologne is more a light version of dia (very light) than of gold.

    I've acquired it 2x and gotten rid of it both times, now wish I could try it again!
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    Re: "Atleier Cologne" line at Neiman Marcus

    oh really? they were by the van cleef and arpels and of course it's Atelier not Atleier I think!

    and I should have pressed for neroli samples!
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    Re: I've been thinking about Yerbamate...

    it is like the tea and in some south american countries there is a yellow yerbamate based cola called Inca Cola.

    The LV is amazing but I am put off by yerbamate for some reason I have always felt...
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    Re: Ebay...people to use, people to avoid?

    404 not found
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    Re: Why do many people avoid niche?

    Keep looking Carlos you can get it for less than that...!
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    "Atleier Cologne" line at Neiman Marcus

    http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/templates/P5.jhtml;jsessionid=HW3FCMYUNLWBACQAAKQBABI?itemId=cat25120735&parentId=cat350735&masterId=cat4830738&navAction=index

    I sampled quickly these...
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    Re: any fragrances that smell like marijuana?

    Heeley Eau de Verveine smells very much like pot, not burning, just the plant.

    Not maybe not to my nose not sometimes, it most definitely smells like marijuana, period!
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    Re: Amouage Silver for Women

    funny I had a sample of the silver and crystal awhile back I seem to remember it smelling like laundry detergent... is this silver without "crystal" or is my memory skewed?
  34. Re: Japon Noir and Bois Rouge - to my nose hardly any difference between them

    do, I couldn't believe it why make two things in the same line so similar...
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    Re: The smell of Ivory Soap

    CB I Hate Perfume white soap accord is great stuff and it's one of the cheap ones, too at $25 for 15 ml extrait
  36. Japon Noir and Bois Rouge - to my nose hardly any difference between them

    if you own one smell the other and you might think you are applying the one you've got!
    japon noir has just a little bit more sour/funk to it, otherwise they are nearly identical to me
  37. Re: RIchest, Creamiest fragrance you've ever smelled ?

    rich and creamy but also incense-y are tauer incense rose and eau d'italie baume de doge
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    Re: Best Perfume Commercials?!

    Cumming!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW4wv1SsTN4
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    Re: I want to like C&S Cuba

    keep trying when you wear it in a full application you'll see how the mint works to . . . make the funky bit ok...
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    Re: C&S Cuba vs CdG Sequoia

    maybe once you do you'll begin to detect some similarities
  41. Thread: Mandom

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    Re: A *new* parody of the Mandom cologne commercial...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Mandom-Japan-Long-Keep-Spray-Super-Hard-Styling-Hair_W0QQitemZ310129689259QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item48352b82ab

    check out the part that says "more info"...
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    C&S Cuba vs CdG Sequoia

    Well they come in suspiciously similar packaging, and Cuba came 2nd in terms of its debut date.

    After living with both awhile I think Sequoia is for ... beginnings and Cuba is for more advanced,...
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    terrible terrible tragedy... I'm just stunned...

    terrible terrible tragedy... I'm just stunned...
  44. Re: WSJ: Customized Perfumes for a Little Eau de You

    I think he's quoting an article
  45. Re: Eau d'Italie - what makes it different from other eau de cologne type fragrances?

    this is a nice scent but profumum olibanum blows it out of the water, the same idea only megatonnage thereof
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    Re: Sienne L'hiver

    it reminds me a bit of a communion wafer
  47. Re: Question aboute Baume du Doge by Eau d`Italie.

    the opening of baume de doge is a bit scary at first but it's actually pretty amazing once you get acclimated to it. too bad about the drydown!
  48. Re: Recommend 3 fragrances currently at Sephora

    Cumming
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    Re: Literary Scents...suggestions and examples

    no suggestions but thanks for a most thought provocative thread :)
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    Re: New Malle home scents

    the barneys in SF has some other candle line that is really good from france the candles are about half this much pricewise
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    Re: Making Room Sprays Last Longer

    you can also unscrew the cap and pour some into a votive candle style diffuser, diluted first with water, for really awesome projection for as long as the water and or candle hold out (you can also...
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    Re: The Caron feminines - dead?

    Caron Poivre is the bomb but so rare if you try to look up a source online you'll find nothing...
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    Re: The scent of Morocco

    is mandini the same one that is so easily available here "mandini oils"?

    don't forget to try serge lutens cuir mauresque one of these days.
  54. Re: Which notes in the pyramid will turn you off before even sniffing a fragrance?

    actually cucumber will do it for me
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    Re: Honey Scent Suggestions

    Miel de Bois "get it while you can"!
  56. Re: Which notes in the pyramid will turn you off before even sniffing a fragrance?

    oh none really, since I believe pyradmids are more often constructed to throw the consumer off the track anyhoo
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella's Colonia Russa

    the colonia and acqua di colonias are not the really interesting SMNs I know I've sampled this one a few times but can't even recall what it's like
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    Re: gay perfume?

    this is a typically nauseatingly tasteless ad for a typically nauseatingly tasteless product aimed at the typically nauseatingly tacky gay demographic... I mean look at the clothes he wears in the...
  59. Re: The Most Mainstream Scent by Each Niche House

    for lutens un bois sepia for sure

    for amouage IMO no way lyric but any of the aquatic ones: arcus, cirrus.
    also tribute, which really caves into traditional masculine accords compared to the...
  60. Re: Has anyone tested Boadicea The Victorious fragrances?

    first impressions: the paint can one is something like eau d'italie sienne l'hiver

    "seductive" seems like a reworking of jubilation xxv for men, maybe to make it a bit more unisex through...
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    Re: "Liquid Assets" Insurance?

    there have been stories of catastrophic loss
  62. Re: What does Bruce Wayne wear? What about when he's Batman?

    BW rive gauche
    batman 88 vintage
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    Re: Which Amouage do you recommend?

    if you want to try a good middleeastern scent, though, there are far cheaper alternatives that are probably more authentically middleeastern, amouage being more like nouveau middle eastern
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    Re: Which Amouage do you recommend?

    how could I forget silver
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    Re: Which Amouage do you recommend?

    this might not be a bad idea:

    http://www.aedes.com/product.php?product_id=2279
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    Re: Which Amouage do you recommend?

    Dia man new formulation
    hommage
    xxv man
    gold man old forumlation but the new one is ok in a pinch
    sandal attar but longevity is poor
  67. Re: Irritating questions asked at perfume stores...

    I never get asked, always TOLD, "this is just in, it's very popular, it's very FRESH!" and my blood pressure skyrockets every time.
  68. Re: Opinions Sought In Finding the Undiscovered Country.

    I only see one Lutens tried in all your tried/owned... he may not longer be interested in himself but maybe you should take time to investigate?
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    Re: What is the deal w. MPG?

    good news anyway, and now everyone's appetite is whetted for MPG so they'll get a nice boost once things start popping again
  70. Re: Fragrance companies ditching samples to keep dept. store vendor reps?

    I think samples sell more than pushy reps, but that's just me.
  71. Re: Successful Reformulations: Do They really Exist?

    I like Amouage Dia Man in its new incarnation better than in its original form
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    Re: ♦ Serge Lutens in 1973 ♦

    this was good too:

    http://archives.tsr.ch/player/instant-bananerestaurant
  73. Re: Help find a scent; Old catholic church. What is it?

    ok now I"ve read them. Olibanum is one of my all time faves, but if you want a catholic church, that's not quite what you'll get. however, you'll get something better and it's worth investigating....
  74. Re: Help find a scent; Old catholic church. What is it?

    OK I haven't read all of these recommends but the absolute closest to the scent of an old catholic church IMO without any doubt is: Bond NY Andy Warhol Silver Factory. obscenely expensive though
    ...
  75. a rose by any other name. . .

    a rose by any other name. . .
  76. Re: Why is Jalaine's Patchouli on special for SIX DOLLARS at Luckyscent?

    what became of the order priced at $6? enquirer wants to know...
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    Re: Reviews and L'Anarchiste

    how can you not try to like a fragrance called l'anarchiste never could manage to though
  78. Re: 5 Sexiest scents for a 5 day Cruise w your Lover

    amber absolute
    nk incense
    cuir mauresque
    88 vintage

    just to mention ones I didn't see listed
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    Re: Hospital Emergency Room Colognes

    I came to the conclusion that in the hospital and for emergency room visits not to wear anything so as not to create unpleasant associations with a scent. however. . . my last hospital stay was rough...
  80. Re: Which fragrances are nice to use on really hot days?

    bois d'argent
  81. Re: One thing not to do if you're SA or owner of a perfume store

    thank goodness I only shop online!
  82. Poll: Re: Rive Gauche: Masterpiece, Nice, or Mediocre?

    You should have also had on the poll "good but kind of work-a-day" so not mediocre but something one might not be in the thrall of wearing all day either . . . .
  83. Re: How hard is it to tamper with a Diptique atomizer?

    (you should write to the person ... he'll be able to see that if you file a claim you'll win and maybe he'll just agree to take it back whether he believes the product is good or not)
  84. Re: How hard is it to tamper with a Diptique atomizer?

    Sounds like you're lucky the amount is wrong cause you aren't happy and you should be able to return it under these circumstances and get a refund.

    Which fragrance was it? I find that when...
  85. Re: So what's really in fake perfumes? Interesting video from ABC news.

    ewww
  86. Re: Fragrnaces you can't believe you've changed your mind on.

    Lorenzo Villoresi Garofano I used to be able to wear now I just can't handle it. Although after several hours it's really nice but it really stinks to high heaven en route to that drydown.
  87. Re: Guccy Envy, Escada Pour Homme or Bvlgari Extreme

    a warning about Envy, it may take awhile for you to get used to wearing it - I never could! - but have always noticed it smelling really great on other people. ironic given the name of the perfume....
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Lagerfeld Kapsule "Light" 19.99 @ marshall's
    at loehmans Kouros, 1.7 oz but higher priced there than at target (at least a couple of years ago!)
    live jazz @ marshall's again 19.99 I think
    I forget...
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    Re: Love At First Smell?

    Black Orchid blew me away at first sniff. I never wear it though!
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    Re: Applying fragrances in weird places

    inside of thighs seems a bad idea as well
  91. Re: Fragrnaces you can't believe you've changed your mind on.

    too many to name!
  92. Re: does Basenotes have the power?? Yes it does!!

    a drop in the bucket is an apt metaphor I'm afraid
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    Re: 4 Lutens Fragrances Discontinued

    douce amere - blech!
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    Re: New Amouage Sandalwood & Musk Attars

    btw I am pretty sure I also had an Al Andalus, and unfortunately I gave it to a friend of mine cause it reminded me of green irish tweed without the "green". Unforunately cause his dogs did something...
  95. Re: New Serge Lutens Export Launch (And it's Fresh?)

    it does seem to me as though he'd like to make some money
  96. Re: I challenge anyone who can name a frangrance better than these!

    oh seeing this again it would seem his request is to hear about fragrances better than these ones, the question has nothing to do with the names of the fragrances per se, does it?
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    Re: New Amouage Sandalwood & Musk Attars

    OMG didn't know about these although I have the sandal one in a smaller size ... wow want them all! :(
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    Re: At the _airport?!

    I'll have to take that into account next time I book a flight. was it international? domestique?
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    Re: At the _airport?!

    wow cool alright. curious about the SMN cause I know fancy legendary Gumps in SF is "only permitted" to sell like 2 of theirs, and rather boring ones at that. . .

    I did not see anything the like...
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    Re: something for children?

    comme des garcons spicy cocoa - girly sweet chocolate necco-wafer with orange
    pour le jeune homme by MPG - candied neroli
    poo poo pi do (available at luckyscent, I forget the name of the line)...
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