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  1. Re: Would you prefer NOT to get compliments?

    I think it is a very personal matter. I am a shy person and I was told I look like I have few friends, if you know what that means. So, it's rare to get any compliments. But some people do and I just...
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    La Petite Robe Noire, EDP, Jan 2014

    Is there any news about LPRN EDP being reformulated? I've just seen a tester and there are some changes. It seems more pinkish, there's a Guerlain written on the Robe in white, the sprayer is no...
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    Re: how many shoes should a man have?

    Well... a have a problem with shoes, in fact, two. One, it seems that they last half a century on my feet, and, two, my feet are quite small. Once a selaswoman told me to go and get the last...
  4. Hummm, I am glad at least I have some of the...

    Hummm, I am glad at least I have some of the Men's Hall of (?): Egoiste, Dior Homme, Habit Rouge and LIDGE, Two Guerlains, not bad ...
  5. Re: Fragrance in Checked Baggage on the Plane - Amounts as of April 2014

    In that case one must also consider Shalimar, and Acqua di Gio.
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    Re: No great men's fragrances anymore?

    Well, thanks for the nice post/link. Although I have a bottle but have never worn it, still have not made up my mind about it, is bleu that bad or not?
  7. Re: [2014 SPLIT] All Le Labos ($95.48) , Another 13 ($103.89), CITY EXCLUSIVES ($156.78), sign-up no

    Hello, monica, it's very nice of you provinding some hope to the ones like me who find it difficult to get hold of Le Labe, for example. I would like to ask you how do you send the items? As gift?...
  8. Re: Any scents with leather that are appropriate for summer?

    Yes, +1 for Habit Rouge and Kelly Caleche which has a quite green floral.
    But if one can find I would suggest Charriol Royal Leather, a sort of light Tuscan Leather.
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    Re: Anyone here use just one spray?

    For me this issue about one spray is a bit odd/complicate. I have scents I like and don't wear them because they are really very feminine. But I do like the smell. So I either spray some ... not just...
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    Re: Guerlain Aqua Allegia Lys Soleia

    Thanks, I appreciate your thoughts. I like Lys S. very much. And yes, Guerlain is a nice thing to have, I think any of them. Have a nice week.
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    Re: Vintage Shalimar Extrait Help

    I have a love affair with current Shalimar, and I think I would go out of my mind with a vintage ... Congrats, and it seems ti was quite a bargain at that price.
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    Re: I was just about to buy....

    Sorry to say I am glad to hear that, it happens the same with me, as much as I want to stop buying yet another scent.
  13. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/26/14) Sweet 16: Dior Homme Intense vs Bois du Portugal

    Although i like both I just think DHI is a more present days sort of scent. Also, I don't think they should be in the same poll, sorry. Each one of them has its own status and usage.
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    Guerlain Aqua Allegia Lys Soleia

    Perhaps this would be too common place for you girls, but I am really impressed by it. There's an air of L'Heure Bleu and Parfum Initial about it. The vanilla is very Guerlain. And i could swear...
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    Re: Annick Goutal Heure Exquise

    In that case, would it be more likely Mitsouko, or AdP Profumo? That's also very nice and my cup of tea, too. But at present I would rather get an iris bottle. Thanks, and good luck with your new...
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    Re: Annick Goutal Heure Exquise

    Thanks a lot. I myself have The Guide for a short time, and I haven't made up my mind how much I can trust LT and TS. I think the 'impressions' are too short and superficial, maybe? But I ma having...
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    Re: Annick Goutal Heure Exquise

    Thanks, also it seems that the bottle is a bit old, EDP. Well, it will be safe not to have it.
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    Re: Annick Goutal Heure Exquise

    Thanks for the link, it seems to be a nice place with decent prices, I will try to see if they ship to Brazil. I ordered Iris Bleu Gris almost 2 months ago and it is still held by the Br authorities...
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    Re: Annick Goutal Heure Exquise

    I see, and Luca Turin does says something about it not being a cold fragrance, but warm with florals. Thanks a lot, It's going to be hard to get any Le Labo scent, but at least I will keep that in...
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    Re: Annick Goutal Heure Exquise

    Thanks, perhpas it is not a good idea, really, as it is rather expensive.
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    Annick Goutal Heure Exquise

    Over the past year I have develoed a great interest in female scents. As some of them, according to LT, has become more masculine than some actual male scents around us these present days, I can...
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    Re: Vanilla (aka, help a single dad :)

    You can give Hermes L'Ambre des Merveilles a try, a very nice and polite vanilla scent. Perhaps too grown up, a bit?
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, April 24, 2014

    Voyage d'Hermes + Iris Nobile EDT. Nice and softe combination.
  24. Re: Found great mystery perfume. Can you ID?

    It looks like a bottle that someone would put something really nice inside. That must mean something. Good luck.
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    Re: Fragrances with Cinnamon notes

    The ones easy to get:
    + Egoiste
    + Potion
    + national Homme
    + Spicebomb
  26. Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    I can understand that perfectly well, it happens the same to me with Mitsouko and L'Heure Bleue.
  27. Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    It's not easy for me but I would say that Bois des Iles/Egoiste is part of it. Another part is orientals like Shalimar/Habit Rouge. And yet another would be iris centred scents, even IdI and IdH by...
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    Re: Reviews you just "don't get"?

    I think that when people say why they like a scent I can make up my mind on either direction, I can say it is for me or not. Usually if someone says "nice fruity notes", any "food note" or "it's too...
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    Re: New mini cabinet

    I wish I had one like that. Problem is I do want to stop getting new bottles. So far, New Year resolution and Lent duties have failed.
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    Re: 10+ Sprays

    That's funny, only yesterday ro so it seems that everybody was on the side of applying one, well, maybe two sprays. More than that was considered unpolite, overdoing, ando so on. Today we are talking...
  31. Vintage bandit? Or just an expired scent?

    There are some vintage bottles available but I am not sure about how good they are, or if they are originals at all. Bandit is one of them. I wish it were a good buy. The seller says it's from the...
  32. Re: Andy Tauer L'air du Desert Marocain for cheap...

    A friend of mine is now living in Zurick and tells me LADDM costs around 120 Swiss francs for a 50ml bottle, which, she says, seems a lot of money for a "national/local" product there. I might...
  33. Re: Bleu de Chanel or Dior homme or Aqua di Parma intensa

    At present, Bleu de Chanel, very nice in most of situations.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    At work, Infusion d'Homme, and Chanel No 19 Poudre. On other occasions, Terre d'Hermes.
  35. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/21/14) Round 2: Terre d`Hermes vs Armani Code

    That's not even fair ... TdH.
  36. Re: Have you ever felt bad about over spraying?

    WoW, that's my idea of wearing a scent. I think people who wear only one or two sprays don't really like frageances, they are doing now because it's fashionable. On the other hand, I don't mean that...
  37. Re: Have you ever felt bad about over spraying?

    Yes, once or twice, well maybe three ... but it was with a new scent each time and I didn't know how they were going to react, but that was with the usual sprays, about 3 or 4 sprays. For an acquatic...
  38. Re: Oakmoss Beasts: Versace l'Homme - Loewe Para Hombre

    Does anyone know Mitsouko Pure Parfum, 30ml in a square bottle? I do like oakmoss a lot but my don't own many, Mitsouko, Profumo, Miss Dior Originale (?), Eau Sauvage. What is available to me is also...
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    Poll: Re: Scent for a Tropical Garden Wedding

    In case it is a new scent, Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Lys Soleia. Very feminine and heavenly sent scent.
  40. Re: Would you go for patchouli or vetiver?

    Although i like traditional vetiver scents, like Guerlain's, as a note I tend to go for patch centred fragrances.
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    Re: are you the "cologne guy" ?

    If you have ever met and known an avarege Brazilian, you know by now that we take at least 3 showers a day. No matter the weather. I work in a school video facilty room/labrary in the mornig and in...
  42. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/18/14) Round 2: Midnight in Paris vs Dior Homme

    DH, and DHI, and any other, sorry, but I just don't like MiP. Nice bottle, but even that DH is nicer ...
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    Re: new bottle with no sprayer

    Isn't it a splash bottle? 125 or 250ml? I don't know anything about the scent, is it good? Thenbottle is very ugly and unisnpired.
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    Re: Too many sprays

    well, I don't want to be the arabic-guy here, but I think whatever strong a scent is one must apply a certain amount of it to make it wok properly. It was inteded to be used ina way the odour, the...
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    100% right. i have the same feeling. Even the review of the ones I know always leave me thinking a Luca Turin should have done much better.
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    Re: Chanel Eau Premiere

    Each one of us own skin must do wonders, I wear Eau Premiere when I feel too bright in the morning and my hands go in the direction of an oriental-like-bottle. Then I tell myself to put it together,...
  47. Re: New Fragrance: DSQUARED² Intense He Wood

    It's odd to hear about cheap and artificial smell, because for me the wood note is very dry and realistic to me, the pepper in RMW is like out of the mill. I used to have them both and thought they...
  48. Re: How many sprays of l'instant de guerlain pour homme do you use?

    What? 25/26 ?
    Why should I care? ... move with the fashion or be outcast. I know I should fight ...
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    Re: Recent Blind Buy Disappointments?

    After keeping away from JPG for ... the bottles... for so long, I decided to give a chance to Kokorico, I couldn't find LIDGE and was like craving. It is more a LIDG version, not LIDGE. But then,...
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    Re: Expensive cheapos: get your list out!

    I haven't smelt yet and problably never will, private reasons for no reason at all, but if valentino Uomo is so close to DH and DHI why all this talk about? Where I live it costs more than the Dior...
  51. Re: Can please someone tell me what this smell is? Its amazing but I dont know what it is

    I had HWRMW and I too think it's violet, for me the same violet in fahrenheit and Gray flannel. Also there's of course some wood and a lot of pepper, very realistic pepper that combined with the...
  52. Poll: Re: Which is a better plus for an excellent smelling fragrance?

    Me, too ...
  53. Poll: Re: Which is a better plus for an excellent smelling fragrance?

    Why quality is not an option? I think that's what separates the good and the bad scents.
  54. Re: Have you noticed it's always the same fragrances that are mentioned in every thread?

    These are not my usual suspects ...
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    Re: Starting from ground zero

    Welcome ... and they are right Luca Turin and Tania Sanches' book is a very good tool to explore and learn about perfumes. I always ask for help from basenoters when it comes to a new scent, and the...
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    Re: Found a bottle of gucci envy 50ml today

    Please, don't ask me why, but I got a 100ml tester with top and tester box for quite cheap but I just don't like it, and I do enjoy barbershop scents a lot. There's something that doesn't agree with...
  57. Re: Top two fragrances from Guerlain, Chanel, Dior and Hermes

    The Guerlain's are not an easy pick: Shalimar/Mitsouko/L'Heure Bleue - Vetivet/VE/Lidg/Lidge/Heritage

    Chanel Pour Monsieur concentree/ApHEB/Egoiste - Coco Noir/Eau Premiere - Coromandel/Sycomore...
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    Re: What are your next purchases going to be?

    I wish it were Iri$$$$
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    Re: Today I Bought—April 2014

    My turn now, Fleur du Male, JPG.
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    Re: Today I Bought—April 2014

    Congratulations, and it looks nice ...
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    Yeahhhhhhhhhhh
  62. Re: Question about the current state of Habit Rouge EdT

    I have a tester from march 2013 and it is just beautiful. It opens like Shalimar and then Eau de Shalimar, when the citrus starts to come to the top. Then carnation and clove makes HR somewhat like...
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    Re: Eau de Fleurs de Néroli

    Merci beaucoup, madame. At least some say it's very soap, in a Infusion d'Homme, which I like very much. Also, nice packaging.
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    Re: Eau de Fleurs de Néroli

    Ah, well ... another very blind buy, then. Wish me luck ...
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    Re: Iris fan -- It's Official

    Yeah, but I wouldn't avoid No 19 Poudre, it's very lovely scent. Infusion d'Iris Parfum Absolue is very nice and has more iris than the previews version. Also, for me it came before Id'IPA, Ferre...
  66. Thread: Gothic

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    Re: Gothic

    Very true...
  67. Re: If you already have a lot of fragrance but want another, do you buy the smaller size or larger ?

    Please, don't ask me why but I always go for the biggest bottle I can afford. I know it's a bit silly but I cannot help myself. And when i do like a scent, i always get a back up bottle. Sorry, it...
  68. Why some Creeds don't have in the pyramid the...

    Why some Creeds don't have in the pyramid the notes the scent is named after? vitiver withouth vetiver? Iris without iris?
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    Re: Safest blind buys?

    I agree 100%. But I still do ... and it seems that Chloe Eau de Fleurs de Néroli is the next one...
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    Re: Safest blind buys?

    I think it all depends on the person, the likes, the usage, budget and so on ... so it's a difficult task to ask that. I blind buy almost 95% after researching a lot and ask information from...
  71. Thread: Gothic

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    Re: Gothic

    As a Portuguese teacher I deal a lot with literature thus I easily identify what is Gothic in Lit. and History in general, but i simply cannot understand what is a gothic scent. If there's too much...
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    Eau de Fleurs de Néroli

    Any thoughts on Eau de Fleurs de Néroli, by Chloe? I like soapy scents, just don't feel like yet another sport fragrance. It may came a time again in which I would like to revisit them but not right...
  73. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/29/14): Gucci Pour Homme II vs Body Kouros

    I think it's not fair for either of those scents to be in the same voting, one for hottish weather and the other, BK, for a more cosy and cool evening out. But, today, I would pick body Kouros.
  74. Re: Esprit d'Oscar /Eau Premiere/L'Heure Bleue

    Thanks a lot both of you. I think I might stock some up for Christmas/birthday presents as well ...
  75. Re: Bond No.9- Chinatown, Isn't it lovely?

    Yes, i do like the peach/fruit in Mitsouko, but there it is very well balanced with the green and mossy drydown, which i think makes M. a bit masculine altogether. I might try Chinatown via a sample....
  76. Re: Bond No.9- Chinatown, Isn't it lovely?

    There is a brazilian online shop offerind Chinatown and bois du Portugal for the same price, about US$ 220, but I feel a bit risky, but one day I will give in and choose one of them, before the price...
  77. Re: Bond No.9- Chinatown, Isn't it lovely?

    I know that smell, and the boxes cost only an euro each ... for quite a lot of peaches... and is it too feminine? they say for her and him ...
  78. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/26/14): Kouros vs Midnight in Paris

    Pleeeeease, could I choose something else?
  79. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/24/14): Bleu de Chanel vs Black XS

    I would say Bleu de Chanel, although I have a bottle and have never worn it, not that I don't like just I don't find the mood to wear BdC, yet ...
  80. Re: Esprit d'Oscar /Eau Premiere/L'Heure Bleue

    Thanks, that confirms what I've been reading about esprit. I do like LHB a lot, so Esprit might be a good choice for a change in the same theme. Also it is said to be a very clean scent ... the baby...
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    Re: Post Thanks/like bottom

    Yes, sorry ... button, the device one presses in order to ...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 23 March, 2014.

    Good old days ... they always look so cool ...
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    Post Thanks/like bottom

    Perhaps it is a silly question, but does that Post Thanks/like button work? there was a time one could click to say he/she liked the answer, so we could see how relevant that was to others. but still...
  84. Esprit d'Oscar /Eau Premiere/L'Heure Bleue

    It seems that Esprit d'Oscar Oscar de la Renta is not in the datavase here, but I've seen compariossons to Chanel No5 Eau Premiere (opening) and Guerlain L'Heure Bleue ( mid and base). I am really...
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    Re: Am I addicted?

    Well, in this case, i am not. although about 95% of my scents were blindbought, I am very happy with what i buy, but i do my homework, I ask people here, the basenoters, and more or less i buy a...
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    Re: Am I addicted?

    Yes, i agree to that. So, i have a problem because I also cannot or seem to stop from buying yet another full bottle, and usually 100ml, no decants or samples here. And on the other hand, I don't...
  87. Re: Why are so many people marked as "banned"?

    Well, just in case, I won't ... I haven't said anything.

    I do like it here. And always think I find very relevant information and, of course, nice people around, too. Haven't noticed the banned...
  88. Re: Prada question- Which version is this?

    No, it's the other round, Prada Amber is pinkish ... Sorry, Prada Tendre is the pink one ...

    Both Prada and Amber are light yellow ...
  89. Re: Prada question- Which version is this?

    I was told by a fragrantica pal that this is the first version, Prada Prada, which it seems was not very popular with the ladies, they thought it was too masculine and cold ... somebody else said it...
  90. Re: THE 10 OUTSTANDING MASTERPIECES according to DARVANT & ALFAROM

    Aramis Havan and ... Brazil? How nice ...
  91. Re: Dodged bullets - Terrible fragrances you narrowly avoided buying?

    Ahhh, although I like EdB, I must admitt that it does smell like something done by an amateour, it's like a plain character stead of a round one, with depth, shades and unseen areas.
  92. Re: Dodged bullets - Terrible fragrances you narrowly avoided buying?

    I'm sorry to say, but that's not my experience with Versace pour Homme, ever. It might been an off bottle for VpH is a very nice alternative to chanel AHS for its woody drydown. Perhpas, you could...
  93. Re: why are we addicted to earthy, dirty, skanky and fecal scent?

    I agree 100%....
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    FERRE For Women EDP

    I would just like to thank everyone, specially Kumquat and Rickbr, for the advise to go for Ferre for women EDP for a "fix" of iris, which is not only a very nice perfum but quite unexpensive, too. I...
  95. Re: Guerlain Testers in plain square bottles

    As a matter of fact, on the Brazilian version of E-Bay, there's a very relieable seller who ives close to me who has a Mitsouko 30ml Pure Parfum tester for about US$ 100. It is just that i am not...
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    Re: Apres l'Ondee reformulation

    Please, does it mean that the new reformed is more iris oriented? If the answer is yes, that is not a bad thinng for iris lovers, but it can be dissappointing for the AO lovers as well.
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    Re: Acqua di Parma or other???

    Me, too. I like Colonia Essenza, and perhaps it's my nose playing tricks but it is very close to Chanel pour Monsieur Concentree, I mean, they are very nice citrus scents that are also very classy...
  98. Re: Good summer fragrance for a 15 year old?

    Jaguar Vision... although whenever I smell ti I immediately think of one of those ball pools ...
  99. Re: why are we addicted to earthy, dirty, skanky and fecal scent?

    That's easy ... because we are animals. and the last ten thousand years of social evolution won't erease that fact so soon. On the other hand, socially we also have developed some pretty effective...
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    Re: Looking for new Vetiver

    Within my reach, Guerlain Vetiver and GV Intense, for warm weather, or Encre Noire and Wonderwood for when it's cooler.

    But, Bulgari Man ? Vetiver ?
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