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    Re: February 2015 - Most Worn Fragrances

    Kiehl's Musk & Jules -- 3 wears
    Agua Brava, Musc Ravageur, Centaure, Perry Ellis for Men (original), Opium pH edp, Jeke, Maxims pH, Shalimar -- 2 wears
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    Re: SOTD Friday 27th February 2015

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    Re: SOTD Thursday 26th February 2015

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  4. Poll: Re: What's your opinion on Silver Mountain Water?

    :thumbdown:
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 25th February 2015

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    Re: Winter apple pie type fragrance

    I, too, thought Ambre Narguilé after remembering a few sample wearings. I didn't pursue it because I don't want to smell like the cinnamon & apple turnover that came to mind... what with all the...
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    Re: Fragrances that smell of suede?

    Lancome - Cuir
  8. Re: PerfumeHunt-Rare and discontinued perfume hunting services!

    Seems like a pretty smart service to offer and I imagine there will be a demand.

    I'd suggest making it clearly understood up-front, however, what your role/responsibility will be for fakes and/or...
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    Re: Classic Fragrances

    Versace L'Homme
    Bijan for Men
    Perry Ellis for Men (original)
    Chaps (original)
    Jules
    Loewe pH
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Tabac (original)
    Dunhill 1934
    Davidoff 1984
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    Re: Top 10 Least Worn?

    Naturally, I seldom wear those I've grown apathetic about. Of those I continue to regard highly, however, I was kind of surprised at some that tabulated rather low, especially all the vetivers. ...
  11. Re: Maxim's pour homme similar to Sybaris?

    I don't think so... but you might.

    My Sybaris (2/5), from a mini, comes off pleasant enough but is not nearly as strong as some experience it; I get a low key, warm, clean, spicy, with a slight...
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    Re: Let's Talk Musk ....

    Kiehl's Musk going bye bye? Damn if it comes to pass, dammit to all hell! <drama outta the way> I've worn Kiehl's more in the last 2-3 years than anything else, and by a fair margin too. That's...
  13. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    I've had about a week now with my samples; my $.02:


    BPC Oud :thumbup: - grabbing some word-bytes from the site... "After much experimentation, including working with ingredients such as...
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    Re: Amouages for around $100: what to buy?

    Responses along the spectrum...


    1) C'mon man! Don't be greedy! You have enough! Stop already!

    2) C'mon man! You tease me with stories of a bargain source. Please let me in. I want some...
  15. Wall Street Journal Article - Lauder, Le Labo, Malle...

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/estee-lauders-growing-beauty-empire-1423753606?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLE_Video_Third
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    Re: Leather and lavender?

    I remember taking an interest in this thread back when I lurked before joining up and again when it re-surfaced in 2011. To me and my beak, except for a handful of scents, lavender seems to get lost...
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    Re: Fragrance Sales

    I once went searching for this kind of info. Quickly became frustrated, although I was not all that surprised: you gotta pay for anything current and of granular detail. Sites like...
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    Re: CREED Is The Best?

    I wouldn't think there's any house in particular. Afterall, we have our own tastes and perceptions.

    FWIW, quite a few scents I own and am highly satisfied with happen to be from Hermes,...
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    Re: CREED Is The Best?

    Nope. Not in my opinion and not by a long shot.

    Earlier in my hobby journey I was all excited about Creed and have accumulated 10 bottles to show for it. After sampling/testing more and more...
  20. Re: Micallef Sashka Man is a Lapidus Pour Homme Clone.

    ^ thank you for that info. Black/Man is not bad but I prefer For Him by a bunch.
  21. Re: Your top 3 most used fragrances in the past 2 years

    1 Kiehl's Original Musk - 43 wears
    2 Oudy Woody by Surrati - 36 wears
    3 Yatagan - 30 wears
    4 1776 Russian Leather by Elsha - 24 wears
    5 Jules by Christian Dior - 23 wears
    6 Davidoff by Davidoff...
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    Re: What's your favorite castoreum scent

    Knize Ten, +Davidoff '84, Jules, Maxims pH, Les Copains Homme, Muscs Kublai Khan, +Yatagan
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    Re: Funniest fragrance reviews you've read?

    Agreed... Naed Nitram reviews are BN treasure. He should write a book! Here are some more of his that made me laugh:

    Tabac Original by Mäurer & Wirtz
    When the reclusive dandy Jean Floressas Duc...
  24. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Hey mr. hoschhti, it's coming upon 2 years and there've been tons of suggestions. Would you mind providing a top-ten listing of what you now consider to be SUPER-DARK scents, specifying what it is...
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    Re: Your favorite Sandalwood frag?

    Same.
    MPG SN, still > Villoresi Sandalo > Profvmvm Roma Santalum
  26. Re: Musc Ravageur vs Tobacco Vanille vs Aventus

    During the top... Aventus>TV>MR
    Heart/Base... TV>Aventus>MR


    MR****>TV****>Aventus***
    MR is simply an exceptional fragrance (I have an older bottle).
    TV is great as well, but a vastly...
  27. Re: Icy fresh frag without any sweetness?

    Fresh and icy means minty to me; Jacques Fath - Green Water is my favorite.
  28. Re: Lit pipe in a bottle, preferably designer.

    Amouage Tribute Attar and maybe some of my pure oud oils, at times are the best of giving me a hint of smoking a nice big bowl of a good full latakian tobacco. You might want to smell some Vermeil...
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    Re: Creed Himalaya

    +1

    G A T E W A Y --> Along with others from the house, bought it early in my journey. After broadening my horizons, I never reach for them. I simply get more satisfaction from so many more...
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    Re: Quorum vs One Man Show

    Both are good, strong leather/pine/mossy. Pretty close to one another to my nose. Krizia Uomo is one I'd mention in the same breath as these 2. Of all of them, I prefer the additional spiciness in...
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    Re: Al Rehab fragrances

    You should check out their Dehn al-oud and Oudy, but def the Dehn al-oud.
  32. Re: Whys is Creed Tabarome not well liked?

    Negs & Neuts will give you another 50+ ideas why...

    I ran some numbers a few weeks back and of all men's frags with > 50 BN reviews TM came in with just 49% positives/total reviews (the universal...
  33. Re: Support for Turin's Vibrational Hypothesis on new documentary series.

    Pehaps Asparagus Pee is a more pungent example of this exception. With as powerful as it can be and with so many people that apparently don't smell it, is it any wonder why some of forum threads go...
  34. Re: Price versus quality in choosing fragrances

    Welcome misterjohn! Here are some relevant thoughts from a couple weeks back...

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/394574-Reviews-of-fragrances
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    Re: Most worn in 2014

    I enjoy the SOTD feature quite a bit. I think those with larger collections might be more than just a little surprised to see what they actually wear v. what they think they wear. In my case, I was...
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    Re: Frank no. 2 LA - Missing the boat ?

    I'm def old-school and enjoy the dark-fruit/plum/booze in No. 2 as well as the likes of Le Dandy, Michael, and Nicole Miller. Caveat: I have earlier iterations of all these and haven't smelled...
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    Re: Most worn in 2014

    In the Last Year

    15 wears - Montana Parfum d'Homme
    14 wears - Bel Ami
    10 wears - Perry Ellis for Men (original)
    9 wears - Kiehl's Original Musk, Leather Oud, Jules
    7 wears - Al Oudh,...
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    Re: Most worn December 2015

    The SOTD feature says:
    Bentley Intense 3 wears
    Polo 3 wears
    Knize Ten 2 wears
    Interlude Man 2 wears
    1776 Russian Leather 2 wears
    Encens Flamboyant 2 wears
  39. Re: Fragrance references in fiction books or films

    Guerlain gets some air time in season 6 (episodes 7 "Luxury Lounge" and 11 "Cold Stones") of The Sopranos.

    At about 49 minutes into "Luxury Lounge", Tony takes a bee bottle out of a solid white...
  40. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    To me, Aramis JHL is the epitome of this arguably pejorative term 'old lady'. To some, it is one of the finest men's fragrance ever made. For the most part, in the BN reviews section at least, I'd...
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    Re: Most underrated/overrated

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    And the correct answer is STILL...



    ho ho ho hee hee hee hah hah hah
  42. Re: I don't get the love for Azzaro Visit.

    Love's got nothing to do with it. I'm a fan and I'll leave it at that. words words words

    According to the spreadsheet I keep...
    - I give it 4/5 stars, relative to others in my inventory (for...
  43. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Water off a duck's back. I'd much prefer the freedom to filter aside what I consider poor word choice myself, than to see more restrictions set by others. Too slippery a slope. I consider...
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 26 Dec 2014

    Frank'nMyrrh again.

    AG Encens Flamboyant & Myrrhe Ardente
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    Re: How many 'users' do you have?

    With bottles, decants, oils I've got probably >500 to choose from each day. From the SOTD feature:
    In the Last Year...
    1Montana Parfum d\'Homme (original) by Montana 15 wears
    2Bel Ami by...
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    Re: 2014 XMAS Day Scent

    Last few years it's been Annick Goutal - Myrrh Ardente & Encens Flamboyant
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    Re: Just want to say......

    Well Merry Christmas to you sentsableguy!

    And a happy Festivus to the rest of us... if the case be! Here's to another year of smelling the finer things in life :beer:
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    Re: Where does Carven Homme 'fit'?

    I don't know Obsession. Zino is great, but not quite sure why it's grouped here. Visit is great and shares big nutmeg and, to a degree, cedar with Carven Homme which comes off much softer (and...
  49. Poll: Re: UNGARO pour Homme, I, II, III, what do you prefer personally?

    I'm pretty sure I voted II back then and that hasn't changed.

    The growling lavender > The masculine rose > The indolic ripe fruit amalgam.

    Funny. The SO and I are binge-watching The Sapranos...
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    Re: Why must anyone listen to the IFRA?

    My point was that IFRA/RIFM as the industry trade group, is defending the industry in this regard such as, for instance, with this statement in response to The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, “Not So...
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    Re: Why must anyone listen to the IFRA?

    The way I understand it... IFRA North America requires its membership (the list probably looks similar to IFRA's) to adhere/comply with IFRA code, which stems from the scientific work performed by...
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    Re: Why must anyone listen to the IFRA?

    Here's a thread on the subject from the huddler archives re a small perfumer and IFRA / EU compliance travails. I found it interesting. I believe the perfumer answers your question, as it relates...
  53. Poll: Re: Are you a fan of fragrances that have a soapy scent?

    Rarely do I ever sense soap in a fragrance. That said, I'd would agree that Sung Homme smells like Irish Spring. And I'd say some of the big old chypres like VC&A pH and Quorum and such (with all...
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    Re: Gucci PH1 - why so much hype?

    Yes, cedar/pepper/incense done about as well as anything of that nature I've ever worn. And when I bought a 100ml bottle just a few years back it was @ $40. What a bargain value. Now it's going...
  55. Re: When did Mysore Sandalwood shift from affordable to expensive in the USA?

    ^


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCy8MpT45gk


    Seriously... that's interesting and shows all is not lost re Mysore-like sandalwood. They're hard at work.
  56. Re: What to wear to ugly christmas sweater party?

    Put on the London... and THAT is not an ugly sweater (then again, maybe I'm getting older as the youth are getting youthier).
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    Re: Why do we do it?

    Why do we do it... the seemingly uncontrolled, undisciplined phase(s) where we spend irrational amounts of time, energy, and money on scent?

    One possible answer could be framed within Freud's...
  58. Re: Ralph Lauren Polo. Still wearable today?

    Certainly. I wore it yesterday.

    Around the area I grew up and still live, yeah it's dated. It was everywhere when it came out in the late seventies - I was finishing up h.s. and it was by far...
  59. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    So... what does all this clutter mean? Hell if I know.

    It's all open to as much interpretation as anyone has the stomach for, but keeping it as objective as possible given the data that's...
  60. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    haha. Well, at least that's cleared up, yet I don't find it particularly useful as to what it smells like. Then again, maybe it's just me.. perhaps BN admin doesn't care as much about usefulness...
  61. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    This is a listing of the OP's Top 40 Most Reviewed Women's Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings "ordered by the strength of their given reviews"... along with relative rankings of the same...
  62. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    This is a listing of the OP's Top 40 Most Reviewed Unisex Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings "ordered by the strength of their given reviews"... along with relative rankings of the same...
  63. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    This is a listing of the OP's Top 40 Most Reviewed Men's Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings "ordered by the strength of their given reviews"... along with relative rankings of the same...
  64. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    Same list. Alphabetized with ranking (1 through 79) provided.

    19 24 Faubourg Net Positive Score 51 Rank by positve % -- 6
    29 31 rue Cambon Net Positive Score 44 Rank by positve % -- 9...
  65. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    This listing represents Women's fragrances in the BN directory with >50 reviews - ranked by its net positive reviews score i.e. each positive review is weighted 1, neutrals 0, and negative -1, the...
  66. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    Same list. Alphabetized with ranking (1 through 79) provided.

    53 2 - CdG Net Positive Score 31 Rank by positve % -- 56
    28 4711 Net Positive Score 50 Rank by positve % -- 40
    17 AdP Colonia Net...
  67. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    This listing represents Unisex fragrances in the BN directory with >50 reviews - ranked by its net positive reviews score i.e. each positive review is weighted 1, neutrals 0, and negative -1, the...
  68. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    Same list. Alphabetized with ranking (1 through 248) provided.

    86 1 Million Net Positive Score 53 Rank by positve % -- 208
    80 2 Man Net Positive Score 55 Rank by positve % -- 100
    95 212 Men Net...
  69. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    This listing represents Men's fragrances in the BN directory with >50 reviews - ranked by its net positive reviews score i.e. each positive review is weighted 1, neutrals 0, and negative -1, the...
  70. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    Same list. Alphabetized with ranking (1 through 79) provided.

    24 Faubourg 85% rank 6
    31 rue Cambon 84% rank 9
    Alien 63% rank 54
    Amarige 60% rank 61
    Ambre Russe 84% rank 8
    Anais...
  71. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    This listing represents Women's fragrances in the BN directory with >50 reviews - ranked by percentage of positive reviews to the total reviews submitted for that particular fragrance.
    ...
  72. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    Same list. Alphabetized with ranking (1 through 79) provided.

    2 - CdG 63% rank 56
    4711 66% rank 40
    AdP Colonia 68% rank 33
    AdP Colonia Assoluta 65% rank 47
    Ambre Narguile 73% rank 17...
  73. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    This listing represents Unisex fragrances in the BN directory with >50 reviews - ranked by percentage of positive reviews to the total reviews submitted for that particular fragrance.

    Eau...
  74. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    Same list. Alphabetized with ranking (1 through 248) provided.

    1 Million 50% rank 208
    2 Man 67% rank 100
    212 Men 59% rank 168
    212 Sexy Men 36% rank 241
    3rd Man 72% rank 65...
  75. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    This listing represents Men's fragrances in the BN directory with >50 reviews - ranked by percentage of positive reviews to the total reviews submitted for that particular fragrance.


    By Man 91%...
  76. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    Second, let's talk about the universe. From the Reviews area of BN we see the following (as rounded):
    Total Fragrances: 11,600
    Total Reviews: 114,000
    Total Positives: 72,000
    Total Neutrals:...
  77. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    That’s certainly your prerogative. Hopefully you won’t mind if I attempt to carry the conversation forward…

    I’ve always been interested in the review numbers. When the hobby bug bit I knew I’d...
  78. Re: When did Mysore Sandalwood shift from affordable to expensive in the USA?

    Yes, thanks for sharing cytherian & badarun! Curious if either of you have an opinion on the Santalum Album out of Australia?

    I haven't smelled it yet but believe it can be sourced from Mt....
  79. Re: Scents smell so much better on people who are well-mannered, well-dressed etc.

    Just about everything goes better with a smile. I see dressing well and being polite as a form of smiling. It wouldn't surprise me a bit if blind studies showed that the exact same fragrance was...
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    Re: Reviews of fragrances

    I appreciate getting an idea of price within a review. If I were to review Xerjoff Richwoods, for instance, I would definitely give it a :thumbup: but I'd also state somewhere within the review what...
  81. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    I don't understand this 'strength of the reviews' bit. Why not come full-disclosure on your methodology. In the spirit of a good science/math exercise, why not lay it all out on the line and let...
  82. Re: If you have to downsize your wardrobe, which fragrances will you let go?

    I pondered this a couple years back and:


    1. ...went with a bell-curve type approach to rank my inventory respective to one another. Before I went and ranked them all 1 through 5, I envisioned...
  83. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    Hey bootylicious can I trouble you for further explanation?
    What does the 'overall' column percentages represent? Azzaro pH is at 100% Overall and Kouros is at 1% Overall... 100% of what? 1% of...
  84. Poll: Re: Interested in knowing everybodys AGE and SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    Yeah but... what good is this thread unless you've got some kinda photo memory or such? Are you taking notes?

    I do agree to a degree. Perspective can be everything. A bunch of 20-something,...
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    Re: People Defending SAs

    I think you're largely preaching to the converted here but I think you misplace blame upon the SA rather than the employer.

    The fact is... you don't know for sure what an employee's job...
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    Re: What's in your car?

    Two sandwich baggies, one under each front seat. Each contains a cotton ball infused with scent. One with Encre Noire, one with Sashka Man. They've been there for well over a year and I've been...
  87. Poll: Re: Interested in knowing everybodys AGE and SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    MUCH more ascared of progressive liberals tbh only speaking for myself. :laugh:
  88. Re: What scent would R.P. McMurphy sneak into the "Cuckoos Nest"?

    It depends.
    Vermeil for Men... only if it were available in a splash... before the cut.
    Aventus, afterwards up until the chief puts him out of his misery :tongue:
  89. Re: What fragrance truly deserves the moniker "Spicebomb"?

    Bijan, Yatagan, Piper Nigrum, and SL Santal de Mysore immediately come to mind. Serge Noire too.
  90. Re: Micallef Sashka Man is a Lapidus Pour Homme Clone.

    The Sashka line by M.Micallef baffles me. Is Sashka Black the same as Sashka Man? Can anyone provide info on Sashka for Him?

    I've seen:
    1. black bottle / black or real dark grey cap / black...
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    Re: Am I fuming out the gym?

    If I was really concerned about it I'd ask one of the trainers at the gym (or a spotting buddy, etc.) whether you're coming across too strong.

    Given the relatively little amount you use and the...
  92. Re: If Jessica Alba was a fragrance, what fragrance would she be?

    Still. 33292
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    Re: When is it enough?

    Only you can answer the question given your circumstances.

    With me, common sense went out the window a long time back. I'll eventually reduce but I'm still interested and able.
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    Re: Portrait of a Lady

    I'd personally refer to it simply as "Portrait" if anyone should ask. :wink:
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    Re: Perplexed by some reviews

    Yup, we're all unique snowflakes.

    There's a current thread re jasmine and a bunch of responses point to 3rd Man. Jasmine doesn't come to mind when I smell 3rd Man. A real good and prominent...
  96. Re: Is applicator type ever a deciding factor when making a purchase?

    If it's new, I don't care much as I can always decant into an atomizer. However, when chasing after vintage bottles in the secondary market, I'm mindful how easily splashes can be messed with.
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    Re: Confounded by Diptyque

    Seems high quality, but I'm rather ambivalent. As an observation they either market their scents as feminine or unisex, no masculine. Makes sense as I've never smelled a real masculine thumper from...
  98. Re: Tested out Amen today, never been so offended in my life

    What? Never drove by a pig farm, changed a spectacularly over-ripe diaper, or got a snootful of rotting soybeans alongside a railroad in summer's searing heat? Well, buck up brudda! A perfume...
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    Re: Ambre Russe or Ambre Precieux ?

    Own both.

    Masculine? Neither one is decidedly that however I'd give AR the slight nod if applied appropriately because of the tobacco, rum notes I get (think raisin fruitcake) whereas AP is...
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    Re: Your Number One Gourmand Right Now

    Don't appreciate gourmands much... maybe Xerjoff - Mamluk (caramel/toffee/honey)
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