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    Re: Best Tobacco-Honeyish fragrance

    by Kilian Back to Black
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    Re: Which colognes does the pope wear?

    By Excelsis:


    http://s19.postimg.org/grk3v95g3/The_Popes_Cologne.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Monday 26th January 2015

    Gucci
    Made to Measure
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    Re: Which scent would you break the bank for?

    At the moment, the one I have my sights set on - above all others - is Ormonde Jayne - Black Gold... A Harrods Exclusive
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    Re: Virgin Island Water, WOW!

    I love this one - one of the best warm-weather scents IMO. One of those feel-good scents. So glad I have this one.
  6. Re: The most complimented Bond No 9 fragrances

    For me, it's these as the top 5 in this order:

    Bleecker Street
    Scent of Peace for Him
    New Haarlem
    Chez Bond
    I Love New York for Marriage Equality
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    Re: Name your best, yet LIGHTEST scent

    Creed - Bois de Cedrat
  8. Re: Male fragrances you would enjoy smelling on a female

    Dior Homme / Intense. Smell pretty feminine. Other than that, not too many male scents would I like to smell on a woman to be honest. I like women to smell soft and sweet - florals and citruses. ...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 25th January 2015

    Ermenegildo Zegna
    Indonesian Oud

    http://s19.postimg.org/x2tcvik7n/Zegna_IO.jpg
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    Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    Well, see... He started with a bottle of Perry Ellis 360° Red, and did the old water into wine trick... BAM! And since, in a way, he was the 1st Christian....
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    Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    Clive Christian - No. 1
  12. Re: What's a Good cologne/flanker combo for the Spring

    Encre Noire / Encre Noire Sport

    Dior Homme Sport 2012 / 2008 / Cologne

    Habit Rouge / Sport / Habit Rouge L'Eau
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    Re: Why do you collect fragrances as a hobby?

    Not sure. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with when I quit smoking. It seemed to fill the void I guess. But I really can't explain why I buy so darn many.
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    Re: RSVP by Kennth Cole is back!

    Will probably be blind buying this at some point. Own 3 KC fragrance so far and love all 3 of them. I will add it to 4 other KC scents that are already on my "To Buy" list for purchase in the very...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 24th January 2015

    Tom Ford
    Grey Vetiver (EDT)


    http://s19.postimg.org/pa2a7p9sj/Tom_Ford_Grey_Vetiver_EDT.jpg
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    Re: How do you choose fragrances

    If a scent gets any love at all, and looks like something I might have an interest in, I get a sample. If I like it, I buy it.

    If a sample is not easily available, then I will blind buy it - but...
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    Re: When is too much, too much?

    I get into that funk once in a while, but it doesn't last long. Usually just a passing mood - the next day I am on Luckyscent figuring out what I'm going to buy next.
  18. Re: Do you ever feel guilty about spending so much money?

    :2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: Disappointing mini-haul of blind buys :(

    Agree with this.
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    Re: Light, Airy Masculine Floral

    That's a good suggestion
  21. Re: Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental - A COMEBACK

    Agree. While not my favorite vetiver (or even in my top 10), it is a nice twist and very good one to wear every now and then.
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    Re: Parfums de Marly: Galloway..

    I have only worn it once, but I didn't get any similarities to SMW. Interesting comparison to Lalique White - I will need to wear this again soon, and maybe do a side-by-side to see if I pick up the...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 23rd January 2015

    Ormonde Jayne
    Isfarkand


    http://s19.postimg.org/47kdtrrv7/Ormonde_Jayne_Isfarkand.jpg
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    Re: compliments - again

    Great, another Aventus thread!
  25. Re: Critically acclaimed but a commercial failure?

    I haven't seen any sales figures, so this is just a guess - based on "premature" discontinuation, but I would say:

    Tom Ford - Amber Absolute
    Armani Prive - Cedre Olympe
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    Re: NEW Serge Lutens La Religieuse

    Civet + Musk = Not for Me
  27. Re: What else do you collect apart from perfumes?

    Knowledge

    :coolold:
  28. Re: Terre d'Hermes Perspective - a new fragrance from 2014. Huh?

    Huh. That sounds pretty interesting. Hope it comes out soon - would love to give that a try.
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    Re: Light, Airy Masculine Floral

    Light. Airy. Masculine. Floral.


    Generally you can only get 2 out of those - maybe 3.
  30. Re: Is kilian Straight to Heaven a good suit and tie cologne?

    It works just fine in a suit & tie.
  31. Re: Blind bought Montale Aoud Melody - What to expect?

    Personally, I really like this Montale. It comes off almost soapy initially. It's not bold. It's not challenging. It's not an attention seeker. A subtle musky / soapy vibe for an understated...
  32. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    It is very dark and earthy - like wet dirt in a forest. It is a very interesting smell for sure, but not something that one should necessarily smell like. In fact I actually find this one a little...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 22nd January 2015

    Phaedon
    Black Vetiver
  34. Re: Olfatory Fatigue? Skin that "kills" colognes? My colognes dont last. Need help guys

    If some people's skin absorbed 1/2 of what they seem to think it does... they would probably be dead.
  35. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Terrible smell IMO - but yes, it is very dark. Good call.
  36. Re: Guerlain Vetiver Vs. Frederic Malle Vetiver Ext.

    VE is certainly in my Top 10 of vetiver scents. GV would struggle to crack my Top 20.
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    Re: Your favorite Sandalwood frag?

    In no particular order:

    Diptyque - Tam Dao
    Chanel Egoiste
    Chanel - Bois des Iles
    biehl parfumkunstwerke - eo02
    Creed - Himalaya
    Mathat - SantL
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    Re: Your top lavender fragrances

    1) Creed - Royal Scottish Lavender
    2) Serge Lutens - Encens et Lavande
    3) Czech & Speake - Oxford & Cambridge
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 21st January 2015

    Arabian Oud
    Kalemat


    http://s19.postimg.org/oxybhlrdf/Arabian_Oud_Kalemat.jpg
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    Re: Malle is underappreciated

    The Malle lineup has some real winners IMO, but many of them left me underwhelmed. Like almost every other house. Overall it sure doesn't seem to go under-appreciated.
  41. Re: Is there any fragrance you use exclusively at home?

    I love these, but I generally don't wear them out:

    PR 1 Million
    PR Black XS
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 4!

    After reading your review I went to look for my sample, and realized that I don't think I have ever tried it! It is now on my list of samples to be ordered soon. I really thought I had tried this...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 20th January 2015

    The Different Company
    Aurore Nomade


    http://s19.postimg.org/cqcw46n9v/TDC_Aurore_Nomade.jpg
  44. Re: Would you think they'd discontinue Gucci ph 2?

    I bought a backup last year when the rumors started flying...
  45. Re: How often do you add a new fragrance to your collection?

    Can never seem to go 2 weeks without buying something. Not long ago, I almost always had something in transit to me. Trying to slow it down a bit. Trying.
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    Re: Seasonal Rotation Crossover Fragrances

    I find a lot of vetivers to be very versatile. Some great crossover scents in my collection:

    Dior Vetiver
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Les Nez Turtle Vetiver Back
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    Re: my first Guerlain

    Bois d'Armenie. Doesn't get much attention, but I really like this one.
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne Woman used by men

    I have 10ml of the woman's version. It's nice, but I like the Men's version more - very glad I have a bottle of that.
  49. Re: Currently, are you satisfied with your collection?

    I love my collection. It has no holes. But I am still not satisfied apparently, since I still keep buying and buying...
  50. Re: Stuff you overhear or are told while testing Fragrances

    It is uncommon for me to go to the fragrance department in any store. It is even more uncommon for me to do anything but tell them what I wan't, since I almost NEVER go into a store without knowing...
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    Re: Recommendation for Tropical Country

    I am wearing AdG Essenza today as a matter of fact. I would recommend Essenza over the regular Acqua di Gio if possible.

    Also love The One. Not sure if it would be great in the heat, but it is...
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    Re: Need help : sweet woody fragrance

    One that come to my mind also.

    A little "darker", but SHL777 Black Gemstone may be worth a look too. And possibly CdG Wonderwood.
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    Re: Tom Ford Amber Absolute

    Best amber fragrance ever. Still not sure why it was discontinued - must have been a slow seller.
  54. Re: Starting from how many sprays will make people get offended?

    Do you want to smell nice, or be cologne guy? Do you want to smell good when people are close, or do you want to scream for attention to everyone within 30 feet?

    As others have mentioned, it...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 19th January 2015

    Giorgio Armani
    Acqua di Gio Essenza



    http://s19.postimg.org/fyr2fmhqr/Ad_GE.jpg
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    Re: Creeds I need to have in my collection -

    Agree - except for maybe the compliment department. They smell great IMO, but don't remember getting too many compliments with either (except for my wife who loves RSL on me), but they are both...
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    Re: Top 5 Spring Fragrances

    Spring 2015... Most looking forward to at this moment...

    Clive Christian - 1872 for Him
    The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    Armani Privé - Vetiver Babylone
    AdG - Essenza
    Creed - Windsor
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    Re: Creeds I need to have in my collection -

    Green Valley if you can find it.
    Millesime 1849 if you can find it.
    Spice & Wood if you want to settle for a split to keep it in your price range
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 18th January 2015

    Agree - one of my favorites that have come out in the last few years for sure! But I think I am leaning toward 2022 Generation Homme lately as my favorite from SHL777.
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 4!

    Nice review - keep up the good work!
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    Re: Mancera: where to start???

    +1 Cedrat Boise
    +1 Kumkat Wood


    I would add:
    Black Line
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 18th January 2015

    Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777
    Black Gemstone



    http://s19.postimg.org/4yfeof6xf/SHL777_Black_Gemstone.jpg
  63. Re: Is this paranoia or are my suspicions legitimate?

    In my church, they replaced the holy water with Aventus last year. Female attendance doubled.
  64. Re: More masculine between dior homme and Dior homme intense?

    Neither is remotely "masculine" IMO, but DHI would come much closer to masculine since the iris / "women's make-up" vibe is greatly diluted with vanilla.
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    Re: Worst fragrance I've ever encountered is...

    Tie between: Xerjoff Zafar and nu_be Mercury


    But dishonorable mention goes to:
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 17th January 2015

    John Varvatos
    Vintage



    http://s19.postimg.org/5u0enip5f/Varvatos_Vintage.png
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    Re: O Hira by Stephane Humbert Lucas

    I have only given it one full wearing, and it's been a little while since I have worn it, but I was not that impressed with this one actually.

    It comes off like a very spicy amber at first, but...
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    Re: Your "biggest regret" purchase?

    Yep. While it doesn't quality as one of my biggest regrets, it sure fell far short of expectations. Just smelled like a cheap variant of Lubin Idole. Not a terrible scent, but left me a bit...
  69. Re: Fragrances that disappeared before our very eyes..

    Carolina Herrera
    212 H2O for Men
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    Re: Samples Came in: Ormonde Man and Sycomore

    OM is sort of a beast. So, unless it has been reformulated recently, I think you need to try it on it's own.
  71. Re: Do you think there are must have's for any collection and if so what?

    Must haves? No!


    Must tries? Yes.
  72. Re: Am I the only person to smell Creed Himalaya and think...

    No, I don't get a whole lot of similarity with PE from Himalaya either. Paco XS is the closest to Himalaya like others have mentioned.
  73. Re: Advice Requested of Me and by Association, Basenotes

    Expensive:
    Creed Spice & Wood
    Clive Christian 1872



    Mid-range:
    PdM - Byerley
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    "Noir" and "Extreme" both in the name. Only way they could get more trendy would be to make it a Harrods exclusive.
  75. Re: New Atelier Cologne - Pomelo Paradis!! And ... to come 4 new fragrances in the "Azure Collectio

    Really interested in trying this one now - nice review. However, I just looked at Luckyscent, and it doesn't look like they have this one yet. I hope they get this in soon.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Nice! This one and 2022 Generation Homme are my favorites from this house -- and among my absolute favorites in my whole collection. Well done!
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    Re: Rose dominated frags?

    1st thing I thought of.
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    Re: SotD Friday, January 16, 2015

    Hermès
    Terre d'Hermès Parfum


    http://s19.postimg.org/elyxssg5v/Hermes_Terre_D_Hermes.jpg
  79. Re: Best Citrus (So far only Hermes and Roger & Gallet have worked)

    +1

    Citrus is Annick Goutal's forte IMO.
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    Re: Hanae Mori HiM edp is gone

    I wore the EDT last night. Very nice scent. I am curious to try the EDP now - I don't think I realized there were 2 concentrations.


    I see a lot of people compare it to GPHII. I certainly see...
  81. Re: What scent or cologne would you like to be remembered by?

    Well, I rarely wear anything more than once every few months, so I doubt anyone associates me with any single scent. I think my wife would remember me most by Aventus, since that is her favorite on...
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    Re: Creed Himalaya

    I absolutely love Himalaya. Is is extremely classy, and somewhat versatile (but I only find myself wearing it in the summer months usually). This can be worn on a beach or in an office or anywhere...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    I hope this is for real!
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    Poll: Re: If you died tomorrow...

    Agreed!
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    Re: Flashback-inducing frags

    Dirty English - reminds me of camping with my family as a kid. We would go camping for 4 days every summer around the 4th of July. This fragrance wasn't around back then, and I don't know why I...
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    Re: SotD: Thursday, January 15, 2015

    Montale
    Aoud Legacy


    http://s19.postimg.org/pqsjr93v7/Montale_Aoud_Legacy.jpg
  87. Re: John Varvatos for Men > Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men

    Love both personally. About the same. The One lasts longer, but scent-wise I enjoy both about the same.
  88. Re: Scent of Peace vs. Manhattan-ADVICE NEEDED!!

    I would say that if you need something for the winter, get Manhattan, and if you need something for the summer, get SoPfH.

    Personally, I like SoPfM much better, but Manhattan is one of the better...
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    Re: Spraying clothes

    I spray my clothes all the time. No problems so far!
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    Re: Tonight I realized I'm in a fragrance rut

    Possibly Armani Privé Oud Royal, Teo Cabanel Barkhane, or HdP 1899 Hemingway.
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    Re: "Smooth" fragrance houses?

    When I think of the Armani Privé line, "smooth" is one of the first things I think of.
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    Re: How is the projection on Creed Windsor?

    Well, from your list, I would say Windsor is the most demure.

    1872 projects much better than Windsor. Black Line and the BN9s are a beast by comparison. However, if you want classy / elegant,...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 14th January 2015

    Clive Christian L for Men


    1st wearing. I finally got my hands on a sample.
  94. Re: Fragrances that disappeared before our very eyes..

    Not sure exactly when it was discontinued, but M7 Fresh seemed to be available one day and gone the next.
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    Re: Do you think this is authentic (AdG)?

    99.9% positive feedback for the seller would sure help to convince me that it's legit.
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    Re: the opening of 24 gold smells like

    Same here - they are very similar.





    Me neither. Nothing skanky that I detect.
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    Re: Vetiver Geranium Unisex?

    I don't really think of it as very masculine. I think it is right down the middle personally, so if you decide you like it, certainly give it a go.
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    Re: Your "biggest regret" purchase?

    TF Black Orchid
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes revisited. Old man smell?

    TdH doesn't strike me personally as a dated scent, but everyone's associations are different. Certainly worth adding to the collection IMO.
  100. Re: Is Gucci Pour Homme 2's projection and longevity better then some think it is??

    Yeah, lasts a long time, and projects quite well for me too. Much like D&G The One, this one is a victim of people's olfactory fatigue.
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