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    Re: 9 Hermessences Sampling Groups Discussion Thread

    Hello, sorry been out of communication range - YES, it arrived safely :)

    Still waiting 4 the Rose Ikebana to arrive though.
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    Re: Keeping Creed flacons fresh

    Not only do I keep my most precious ones in a thermoelectric refrigerator, I also spray in the kind of gas (i.e. argon/nitrogen) that's used in preserving wine. The former provides a...
  3. Thread: Tauer Perfumes

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    Re: Tauer Perfumes

    Yes, especially when a company is basically Andy himself (with the assistance of the W.-factor). It's the bigger ones that tend to get impersonal at times (or worse off, all of the time). Andy has...
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    Poll: Re: Help me choose between these 2 winter scents.

    Being that you're in NYC, have you had the opportunity to try Guerlain's SDV or L'Artisan's Havana Vanille (now known as "Vanille Absolument")?
  5. Re: L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme help verifying authenticity? (Pictures)

    Do you trust a guy who has a teddy bear in his room? :wink:
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    Re: San Francisco, CA

    Aren't these contradictory terms? Alas, isn't Perfumania a grey market establishment?
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    Re: Which Lutens should I try next?

    Chene + Fumerie Turque
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    Re: Creed Feuille Verte!! Never again!!!

    Do you mean when the son takes over the Empire? ;)
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    Re: Creeds feuille verte to be out in November!!!

    Does anyone know the estimated pricing?
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    Re: Best Creed for a College Student?

    "guess I have a sweet tooth or something" = Original Santal
  11. Re: spotting fake fragrances from an authentic one

    Never heard of that one.
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    Re: Need some suggestions guys...

    How about a nice Vet? Perhaps Malle's or even his Bois D'orage...
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    Re: Musc Ravager sillage/projection monster??

    omg! 8!!!!!!
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    Re: I think I'll make my first niche bottle...

    Great choice! Most likely the most wearable frag from his collection for males.
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    Re: Which Colonia? -and my trip to Paris.

    MPG has their flagship store near Opera (5, rue des Capucines - 75001). Bond is a "lowly" (cough) American brand.
  16. Re: Le Labo Gaiac available in NY, LA, London and Online. Proceeds going to aid Japan

    Unfortunately, only all "profits" (and not all "proceeds") will go to charity.
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    Re: 9 Hermessences Sampling Groups Sign-up Thread, USA only

    Hello,

    I'm in the US right now, and would love to join the group.
  18. Re: Barney's / Neiman Marcus Run - any must sniffs?

    Without knowing your "wardrobe", it's really difficult to know which you've already tried/owned. Nevertheless, how about Habit Rouge?
  19. Re: My bottle of GIT through Fragrancenet smells stronger and better than my sample vial

    Perhaps the sample you received was no longer in top notch form?
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    Re: Worst fragrance EVER (yuck)

    I get that very same queasy feeling!
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    Re: Write your "Must Have" fragrances ?

    Yes, another "welcome to the forum"!
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    Poll: Re: The new essence of sex poll

    Voted 4 MR because it was the closest I could see on your list to the real winner: MKK :thumbsup:
  23. Re: What fragrance do you use the most sprays of when your applying??

    I once tried 3 sprays of this and an older lady on transit asked her partner to open the window (and I was at least a meter or so away from her). That being said, with all the people here mentioning...
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    Re: Most "wishlisted" or coveted fragrance?

    Patou pour Homme?
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    Re: Creed bois du portugal

    perhaps that's indicative of the eventual move to being a Parisian exclusif?
  26. Re: Pierre Montale - What did he do before ... Montale ?

    Yes, I have been at the main boutique and there is, in fact, two Pierre's there: Mr Montale himself, and one of his sales staff (who is usually the English-speaking gent that takes phone orders).
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    Re: your 'secret weapon' scent...

    Would have to be Tauer's Orris. Its limited availability almost ensures that its scent profile has not been smelled by others.
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    Re: How much is perfume a French artifact?

    Their store is definitely at Place Vendôme, it's where I went and first smelled their Aoud Forest last year.
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    Re: is santal noble going out of production?

    Sounds like their "production" ability was not an issue during the blackout!
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    Re: Using oils to prolong frags?

    Try jojoba oil. Works for me and others.
  31. Re: Looking for a Male/Masculine Fragrance with GARDENIA

    Perhaps Tom Ford's Velvet G?
  32. Re: Youtube Review Thread #37 : Fleur du Male by JPG (Nov 1st)

    So did you get that shiny new manicure just prior to making the video?:)
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    Re: layering of encre noire

    Wouldn't that be somewhat equivalent to wearing just Montale's Red Vet alone?
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    Re: Hinoki , Stimulated Fragances

    Have you tried the new Montale Aoud Forest?
  35. Re: Le Labo exclusives are going global for November

    As a scientist, I'm amused by this notion, for all they're doing is diluting concentrated forms of their fragrances with some alcohol. Anyone who makes orange juice from frozen concentrate can...
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    Re: NEW L'Artisan "Al Oudh"

    I was actually able to try this one out when I was in Paris a few months ago. I cannot reveal exactly where I tried it, and I was not suppose to talk about it. However, now that the cat is out of...
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    Re: Paris Exclusifs (which?)

    Went to Caron and did not see any of those. Creed closed until Sept. Bought 2 chanel (#19 parfum and coromandel). Went to sl (only one block away frommy hotel) and will go back again. Tomorrow...
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    Re: Serge Lutens Starts Shipping Worldwide!?

    I'm in a hotel one block away from SL. I went in and asked, the sr wouldn't confirm totally, But said that mkk will be export. Going back on Thursday. Sorry for typos for I'm using an ipodtouch.
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    Re: Serge Lutens Starts Shipping Worldwide!?

    I'm going to Paris in less than 12 hrs. I'll even be staying in a hotel just 2 blocks away from the "Salon". I was planning on buying a few bells, but now decisions, decisions. . .
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    Re: Paris Exclusifs (which?)

    Thank you all for the suggestions. I forgot about Collete and JAR. I already plan on going to Montale! As for MPG, I've already sampled those two (but still a much appreciative thanks).

    Thank...
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    Re: Paris Exclusifs (which?)

    Yes, I am definitely going to pick up a few bell jars at SL. I was also planning on going to Caron (thanks for pointing out some of their exclusifs). I didn't know that MPG went France only.
    ...
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    Paris Exclusifs (which?)

    To All,

    I'm going to Paris for 2 weeks this coming Friday, and would like your opinions. What Paris-only fragrances are worth purchasing? I'm thinking Guerlain's Extrait/pur parfum of Habit...
  43. Re: Perfumes: The Guide - Newsletter on hold (possibly permanently)

    Yes, quite true. That being said, would you say that it's necessary to get further updates (only available via book format), or are their opinions not "required reading"?
  44. Perfumes: The Guide - Newsletter on hold (possibly permanently)

    Just received this email:

    Perfumes: The Guide - Newsletter on hold (possibly permanently)

    Posted: 03 Jul 2009 07:05 AM PDT
    Thank you to all who supported our experiment in publishing an...
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    Re: Anyone Remember Fragrance Vending Machines

    Such as these:

    http://www.hanna-vending.com/blastascenttriple.gif



    http://www.hanna-vending.com/blastascentsingle.gif
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    Re: San Francisco, CA

    Kilian Hennessy will be at Saks tomorrow (12 November) from 2-7pm. To schedule a consultation call them at 415-438-5484.
  47. Thread: Haiku Contest

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    Re: Haiku Contest

    Obama McCain
    The World's at stake in four days
    or prefer Palin?
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    Re: Hallowe'en Haiku Contest

    Obama McCain
    The World's at stake in four days
    or prefer Palin?
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    Re: Hallowe'en Haiku Contest

    one, two, or three sprays
    pulse points, chest, or on both arms
    morning decisions
  50. Thread: Haiku Contest

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    Re: Haiku Contest

    one, two, or three sprays
    pulse points, chest, or on both arms
    morning decisions
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    Re: Is Tiffany for Men the benchmark?

    From the comments by some of the more "respectable" members (former and current), it sounds as if perhaps Patou Pour Homme may be the apogee of all male fragrances.
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    Re: Creed Love in Black Now available and in stock

    The drydown/residual the next morning smells a bit like L'A's Mure et Musc Extreme to me.
  53. Re: Bois d'Orage being reformulated to 9%? Truth or Rumor?

    Just got off the horn w/ my Malle rep, and yes, it is as I previously claimed - 9% and with a new label format.:thumbsup:
  54. Re: Bois d'Orage being reformulated to 9%? Truth or Rumor?

    It was about two weeks ago and if I remember correctly, it definitely states 9% on the new label format - I remember pointing it out and talking with the Malle rep about it. If I remember, I'll give...
  55. Re: Bois d'Orage being reformulated to 9%? Truth or Rumor?

    I pretty sure that I saw it already at 9% in a new labeling format at Barney's a few weeks ago.
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    Re: What are your must have top five Colognes?

    My aunt keeps asking me which one is my #1, and I always reply that it would be like trying to figure out "which one of your children is your favourite". So in no particular order (the short list):...
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    Re: Today I Bought - July '08 Edition

    I ordered two (along with SL 5oG) but received an "OOS" email notification on the hinoki - did you likewise?
  58. Re: Burr give L'Eau des Hesperides by Diptyque three stars

    Get it while you can for prices are going up in the middle of this month.:(
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    Re: I like Japan. Best Japanese scents for men?

    Shiseido Men (2005)

    Top Notes
    * Bergamot, Bamboo.

    Middle Notes
    * Rose, Hinoki.

    Base Notes
    * Sandalwood, Fig leaf, Cinnamon, Musk.
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    Re: New FM fragrance by Maurice Roucel!

    Also be on the lookout for the new fragrance that he's developing for Bond#9, slated for a late 2008 to 2009 release. Should be an interesting one as well.
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    Re: Ordered some samples from TPC

    I've got a sample of Villoresi Teint de Neige from Lafco, NYC - quite powdery one me. Let us know if you experience the same.
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    Re: What to order from Beautyhabit?

    I get it now. thanks
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    Re: What to order from Beautyhabit?

    How were you able to get the SL's with the code discount? Did you have to call it in?
  64. Re: Has the U.S. economic downturn affected your perfume buying?

    I was in Barneys yesterday (trying out the latest Diptyque trio, and noticed that there was a definite lack of customers there (including myself, I'd say only perhaps about 3 in total). I also...
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    Re: New colognes trio from Diptyque

    Perhaps due to the fact that they're each 200 ml in volume.
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    Re: New York, New York

    My aunt is going to NYC and was hoping to find Absolutement Absinthe and Divine L'Infante. Does anyone know any brick-n-mortar in the City?
  67. Thread: New MPG.

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    Re: New MPG.

    Supposedly sometime this month, and mainly at Paris stores (although the latter may change).
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    Re: Domenico Caraceni at Luckyscent online now

    Same thing here except that I received a replacement from a shipment that came in Tuesday. I was told that several of the bottles were noticeably "leaky" (poorly crimped spray mechanism IMHO). ...
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    Re: Comprehensive list of Rose Scents

    I think that you may have misinterpreted what I previously posted - I mentioned Creed's FdB and not FdRdB.

    Also there's Comme de Garcons Rose.
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    Re: Comprehensive list of Rose Scents

    Creed FdB

    AdP Colonia
  71. Re: newbie tries some niche scents recomendations welcome

    Welcome to BN -

    Have you tried any other Creeds such as SMW or Selection Verte?

    If you like sandalwood, there's a great review/comparison of a lot of them somewhere in the BN archives (Sorry,...
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    Re: Worst Comment (or reaction)Ever Received?

    Thanks, it arrived today - were you able to get the spray mechanism to work? I had to unscrew the bottle open to get to the juice - and I now know what your companion meant by "drag queen"!:rolleyes:
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite "independent" parfumeur

    Now I see that the poll is up and running,

    What's your classificaton view of Ineke Ruhland?
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite "independent" parfumeur

    Do not see the actual poll, but I'd pick Andy "by a nose";)
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    Re: Russian and Eastern European Fragrances

    What about Lobogal? I received a set of their samples, but was not allowed to post a review of it anywhere.
  76. Re: Domenico Caraceni Is Up on the Review Page and Ready to Go!

    His "secret" = a time machine going back to 12th November 2007, 05:07 PM.
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    Re: Worst Comment (or reaction)Ever Received?

    As the contest winner, I'll be happy to try and smell like a "drag queen"!:rolleyes:

    BTW, thanks for the tracking#.
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    Re: Domenico Caraceni at Luckyscent online now

    How many sprays though? Those smaller atomisers tend to spray much less volume than original bottle spray mechanisms,
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    Re: Domenico Caraceni at Luckyscent online now

    Any newer personal reviews of this fragrance? Is it truly that similar to Rose31 or any other rose?
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    Re: In Defense of Sales Assistants

    At the end of the piece, it does state that you can "chat with him online Tuesdays at noon at www.washingtonpost.com." Shall we all go on and "speak" with him at once next week?:wink:
  81. Re: Has anybody bought 250ml from TF private blend?

    A bit OT, but check out what the people on "the street" think of some of TF's Privates:

    http://www.allure.com/magazine/video/2007/06/smellthis
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    Re: Free Montale Contest!!!

    Tvlampboy,

    Once again thanks for the contest. Yes, the US Post is getting harder to deal with these days.

    zeram1
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    Re: Want to buy my next Creed...

    "Fresh & clean" tend to be achievable via the Creed line, but perhaps not always along with "longevity" at the same time.

    I suggest Selection Verte in order to fulfill the former, but as for the...
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    Re: Free Montale Contest!!!

    Those are the answers I just pm'd to tvlampboy as well.
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    Re: Free Montale Contest!!!

    I think I got it - I just pm'd my answers to you (the second "corrected" one is my best guess). Should I be posting them here "publicly"?:confused:
  86. Re: What a fake CREED looks like????!Great Pics.!!GREEN FRICH TWEED,Yes FRICH

    Were you ever able to find a "lot #" either on the bottle itself, or on the box itself?
  87. Thread: Free Yatagan

    by zeram1
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    Re: Free Yatagan

    Ah Yatagan, why do I want thee?

    Perhaps it's prowess and power would assist me in my quest in finding a job (currently not employed):sad:
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    Re: New Mitsouko, a ghost of his past glory??

    From what I remember reading elsewhere, the changes were supposedly only to the EDT version, However, since the EU has such a problem with all things oakmoss, wouldn't that mean that the EDP had to...
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    Re: Today i bought (December 2007)

    250 ml TDC Rose Poivree + 100 ml AOS Sandalwood
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    Re: Paul Smith London for Men

    Mike,

    I think that you incorrectly read his question, for he was asking for ops about Paul Smith London, rather than Burberry's.
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    Re: question the cold:fragrant fridge

    As an quasi-oenophile, I'd like to state (along with kbe's statement) that the ideal state of the cork is to be moist/in contact with the wine itself, while the bottle itself is laying down sideways....
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    Re: Meeting Clinton, what would you wear?

    I'm in the belief that I shouldn't wear anything too strong (such as Ruggles has already stated with MKK), and that's why I won't be wearing my Montale Black.

    Gendarme on the Pres? I'm not sure...
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    Meeting Clinton, what would you wear?

    So the ex-President Clinton is in town today to sign copies of his new book entitled "Giving".

    My question to all is what would you wear if you were to meet the leader of "your country"?

    I'm...
  94. Poll: Re: Anonymous poll: Demographics of Fragrance Freaks: What's Your Income

    Here's info from a recent (2005) USA census:

    http://pubdb3.census.gov/macro/032006/perinc/new01_001.htm

    Derived:

    Median income $24,325
    Mean income $35,499
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    Re: Query re. Creed 16.8oz flacons on ebay

    The answer: yes (albeit you can never be 100% sure via fleabay)
  96. Re: Montale's crazy sale - What did you order - What did you get FREE?

    No confirmation
  97. Re: Montale's crazy sale - What did you order - What did you get FREE?

    FedEx Priority
  98. Re: What to do with atomiser in order to extinguish the smell

    ½ tsp (2.5 ml) liquid soap, ½ tsp baking soda, ½ tsp borax, ½ tsp washing soda, 2 Tbl (15 ml) vinegar into 500 ml warm to hot water. Let soak overnight. Rinse thoroughly with water the next day.
    ...
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    Re: Which fragrance is this?

    Il Profumo Amour? (1998)
  100. Re: Has anyone ever had check cologne stolen in their checked in luggage

    I purchased a bottle of Montale for my mother and gave it to her for her flight back to the home country the next day. However, when I observed her packing it into her regular check-in luggage, I...
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