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    Re: Guerlains Vetiver

    The newest version that came out in the last year or so (in the Habit Rouge bottle) seems to have a more pronounced vetiver oil content overall and the tobacco (which I didn't much care for) has been...
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    Re: Invitation to Fragrance project

    Please count me in as well. This sounds like a fascinating project, especially knowing the cities!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 11th of October

    Fille en Aiguilles
  4. Re: Another reason to suspect people who don't like smells....

    I read this a few days ago, and found it very interesting as well. The present tools to detect socio/psychopaths are very subjective and unreliable, so one more can really help. It's also nice to...
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    Re: I could use some help, ladies!

    Lots of great suggestions so far... if anyone still has any ideas and a few moments to spare, though, I'm keen to read them.
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    Re: I could use some help, ladies!

    Thanks everyone for the many good ideas and advice! I have a lot to try and think about.
    cacio: your mention of Rive Gauche jogged my memory and I remembered that my mother wore RG in the 90s for a...
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    Re: I could use some help, ladies!

    Thanks -- some good suggestions there! Intrigant Patchouli looks particularly intriguing.
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    Re: I could use some help, ladies!

    Thanks! I agree with you about PoL, since I own it myself. However, my mother has smelled it and she's not too keen on it.
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    I could use some help, ladies!

    If you could spare a few moments to share your knowledge and give me some suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Here is, as they say, the situation:

    My knowledge of fragrances marketed to...
  10. Re: Which perfume from the house of Annick Goutal should I try?

    Eau du Sud
    Ambre Fétiche
    Encens Flamboyant
  11. Re: All-natural: masculine, long-lasting, affordable, non-weird

    I have been meaning to try this range for a while -- you just gave me the push to go try them soon.
  12. Re: I'm Turning 30! Please Help me Pick a Signature Scent

    Stick with PdN New York or go with Sycomore.
  13. Re: Parfums de Nicolai - New York ~ from Luckyscent... is this a good formulation?

    It has definitely been a quite a bit watered down -- especially the base is not as opulent. However, the prior version was so ridiculously superior in quality that the new version is still really...
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    Re: Cologne splash for Summer

    Exactly. The Colognes are under "Bath Line", which was their original purpose in the old days. Patricia de Nicolai is old school in the best sense of the word.
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    Re: Cologne splash for Summer

    You can buy directly from them. They ship from France:

    http://www.pnicolai.com/
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    Re: Cologne splash for Summer

    The Parfums de Nicolai Colognes -- Cologne Sologne or Cedrat. THey come in 250ml, 500ml, and 1 Litre splash. The 250 ml costs 40 euros.
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    Re: Chanel Bois des Iles or Chanel Egoiste

    I prefer Egoiste, the drydown is truly one of the greats. BdI is pretty much on the feminine side of the scale and bit too "precious" overall.
  18. Re: I did it... purchased a bottle of Chanel Sycomore 2.5 oz

    It's right at the very top of my wish list -- truly a masterpiece. Unfortunately all superfluous purchases are probably suspended for months to come since I just bought my first apartment (I just...
  19. Re: Searching for my signature "sparkling citrus"

    Sample Le Jardin du Poète, by Eau d' Italie. It checks with a lot of your criteria: sparkling citrus, green herbal notes, basil, rounded off by a great cypress/vetiver base. Longevity is good for...
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    Re: Looking for a aquatic citrusy Niche scent

    Le Jardin du Poète, by Eau d'Italie
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    Re: A good dirty citrus...

    Eau du Sud (Goutal) -- it has some similarities with vintage Eau Sauvage
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    Re: Substitute for Gucci Envy

    The L'Occitane without a doubt: not only similar but also better.
  23. Re: Hi, Houses that offer large quantity purchases

    Parfums de Nicolai also sells 250 ml flacons of most of their fragrances.
  24. Thread: Grapefruit?

    by miguelca
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    Re: Grapefruit?

    Balle de Match definitely. Eau Mixte goes all sour and thin on my skin unfortunately, probably my least favorite Nicolai creation.
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    Re: Samples Order!!!

    Absolutely!
  26. Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme - How Would You Rate It

    Pretty highly -- one of my first fragrance loves.
  27. Re: If money wasn't an option what would your collection look like??

    Even if I had an obscene amount of money I would not have much more than 20 bottles. I am just a minimalist at heart. I would probably be ready to spend a fair amount to go the bespoke route and get...
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    Re: 5 greatest male fragrances of all time

    What!? Elaborate please...
  29. Re: Am I the only person on earth that doesn't like L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme?

    I am not fond of it either -- the cocoa note and the citrus don't mesh, and there's an unpleasant powdery quality too.
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    Re: The Odor of a Garbage Can

    You don't get out or travel much, I presume...
  31. Re: What Are You Wearing This Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/etc.?

    Borneo 1834
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    Re: Maria Candida Gentile Sample Draw!

    Please count me in!
  33. Re: Since Montale was running its own little scam job...

    I don't know if this is even true, but just going for the obvious: M. Lutens. He is gay, isn't he? And he lives in Morocco...
  34. Re: Since Montale was running its own little scam job...

    Being a classical music aficionado I remember that debacle well -- it was much more entertaining than this thing with Montale due to the tons of critics who had spent miles of print praising Hatto's...
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    Re: Best scent from L'Artisan Parfumeur?

    If just one, then it's got to be Dzing!
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    Re: Has the Malle-line been reformulated?

    The difference with New York is pretty startling, though the new version is still very good, and one could almost make the argument it is better.
    It is however much weaker. The deep deep richness...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, December 4, 2011

    Cologne pour le Matin, M.F.K.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 2nd December 2011

    Vie de Château, P. de Nicolai
  39. Re: Which Fragrances do your partners/close ones LOVE on you?!?

    My partner is particularly fond of New York from Madame de Nicolai out of the ones I have been wearing in the last few years.
  40. Thread: Wood shop

    by miguelca
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    Re: Wood shop

    Tam Dao
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    Re: What is your favorite Annick Goutal ?

    Ambre Fetiche
    Eau du Sud
    Encens Flamboyant
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, October 15, 2011

    Vie de Château
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    Borneo 1834
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    Re: Nicolai New York

    I also get decent longevity from my new NY bottle, though not spectacular. I do think the older bottle I had had much more powerful juice. The local niche shop SA who has been selling Nicolai...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, September 1, 2011

    Sampling L'Occitane's Lavender.
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    Re: Favorite Lavender Fragrance

    I'm a bit lavender-phobic, and so far the only one that has really managed to captivate me despite my usual reticence regarding lavender has been Nicolai pour Homme.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 31, 2011

    Black Aoud
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, August 27, 2011

    Racine
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 24, 2011

    Vetyver, L'Occitane
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 23, 2011

    Eau des Baux
  51. Re: New Fragrance: L’Artisan Parfumeur Batucada

    As a native speaker of Portuguese, I think the fragrance's title sounds really silly.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 21, 2011

    Chergui
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, August 20, 2011

    L'Ombre dans l'Eau
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 19, 2011

    Vie de Château
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    Re: SOTD: Thurday, August 18, 2011

    Oyedo
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 17, 2011

    Armani, eau pour homme
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 16, 2011

    Chergui
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 15, 2011

    Eau Lente
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 14, 2011

    Paestum Rose
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday,August 13, 2011.

    Sables
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    Re: Are samples better???

    I have also had this experience quite a few times. I do think there is something to this idea in a fair amount of cases, but whether it is deliberate ploy by the companies or something to do with...
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    Re: SoTD: Friday August 12th, 2011

    L'Ombre dans l'Eau
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 11, 2011

    Tuscany
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

    Racine
  65. Re: New Fragrance: Etat Libre d'Orange - Philippine Houseboy

    It's a bit too self-consciously outré, but on the other I do appreciate the way they take the piss of the ever present pretentiousness in so much of fragrance marketing/names.
    Still, this will be a...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 9, 2011

    Tam Dao
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    Re: Favourite white shirt scent?

    Eau Sauvage
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    Re: Looking for Complex Citrus

    Try the new Jardin du Poète (Eau d'Italie) by Duchafour -- definitely fits the "complex citrus" definition.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 05, 2011

    ditto
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    Re: Lutens MKK - warm weather scent?

    You're definitely not alone in this -- in fact, I far prefer MKK in Summer/Spring than in Winter/Autumn.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 04, 2011

    Egoiste
  72. Re: You have $100 and no fragrances; what wouldl you get?

    Ouch... and I thought Austrian prices were pretty terrible compared to US... but that is really outrageous!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 03, 2011

    SotE: the underrated Eau de Lierre
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 03, 2011

    New York
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 02, 2011

    Racine
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT July 2011

    Managed to stock up on a bottle of Nicolai New York at the pre-price-hike level at my local shop.
    Also received a large decant of Racine, MPG.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 01, 2011

    Eau de Lierre, Diptyque
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    Re: What's your favourite "sweaty" scent?

    Eau du Sud mixes very well with humid heat and sweat!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday - 31.July.2011.

    Borneo 1834
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, July 30, 2011

    Muscs Koublai Khan
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 29, 2011

    Devin
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 28, 2011

    And how do you find this? It didn't quite click with me until recently, but I have really been appreciating it more and more -- and I usually have a huge problem with lavender. This is pretty much...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 28, 2011

    Vetyver, L'Occitane
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    Re: PdN Hefty Price Increase

    Actually, I was reflecting on that too. This price rise is certainly inconvenient, but the new prices are not at all unfair, given PdN's quality. It does mean that PdN is exiting "good value"...
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    PdN Hefty Price Increase

    I noticed that sometime in the last week prices on their website for most Parfum de Nicolai fragrances have gone up substantially. For example, New York has gone up from 65 euros for 100ml to 84...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    SotE: Devin
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    Dzing
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 26, 2011

    Nicolai pour Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 25, 2011

    Equipage
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 24, 2011

    SotE: L'Anarchiste
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 24, 2011

    Egoiste
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 23 July 2011

    Ambre Fetiche
  93. Re: What was your 1ST bottle of cologne that you ever own? When did you purchase it? Let's all share

    I am pretty sure it was Sport de Paco Rabanne. I bought around 1996, I believe, as I was 13 yo. I bought it because I was entering adolescence and suddenly some of the other boys started wearing...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday July 22nd, 2011

    Tam Dao
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    Re: chanel egoiste vs chanel alure

    Artistically and craft-wise Egoiste is much superior -- that is not in dispute. Doesn't really mean most people around you will appreciate that.
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    Re: Your favourite fragrance ATM?

    In the last couple of weeks I have been really fascinated with the incomparable L'Egoiste, to which I hadn't paid much attention in a long time.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday July 21st, 2011

    SotE: Paestum Rose
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday July 21st, 2011

    Muscs Koublai Khan
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    Re: BBC Perfume Documentary on YouTube

    I've watched all of them already and I was pleasantly surprised -- the BBC chaps really did do a great job. My favorite parts were the Christopher Brosius segments and the Grossmith segments. The...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday July 20th, 2010

    And that makes 2!
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