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    Portland General Store

    Has anyone tried the EDT line from Portland General Store (http://www.etsy.com/shop/portlandgeneralstore) ? If so, how were they? I'm especially curious about the Tobacco and Palo Santo EDTs.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition IV

    Wow, nearly all of the collections on this page contain at least one bottle of Pure Malt. Someone at TM is very happy right now.
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    Poll: Dior Homme or Tuscan Leather?

    I realize that these two are very different, but I'm interested to hear which you prefer and why.

    If there are other scents in a similar vein to either of these that you feel are superior, I...
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    Monocle Spread

    I'm a big fan of Monocle magazine but at the moment I can't afford a subscription. They've just put out their December issue and inside there are gift guides including one focused on men's grooming....
  5. Re: Do you own the threads that go with your 'fumes?

    I'm a big fan of Wings + Horns as well.

    To answer the_good_life's question, I've got a great vintage Pierre Cardin suit, but unfortunately no frags to match, as well as shirts by Dior Homme and...
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    Re: I can't be the only one

    A Basenotes app would be AMAZING!
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    Mystery Scent

    I'm trying to identify a fragrance with only a few hints to go on, and I thought it might be fun to put it out there and see if anyone has any ideas about what it might be.

    Here's what I know:
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  8. Re: Scents for the Enigmatic/Mysterious Personality

    For me it has to be Tom Ford's Oud Wood. This stuff has quickly attained Holy Grail status in my collection. I can't get enough of it and I find it very dark and alluring.
  9. Re: Does King signal the beginning of a new era in men's cologne?

    As far as fragrance marketing goes it is a little unusual to see a cologne promoted by focusing on a feature (longevity) when 99% of fragrance ads focus on benefit (confidence, sex appeal, etc.)
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    Re: females find MI and SMW too femme?

    This is why I no longer have a bottle of SMW. It's beautiful but I did get comments that it was a little fem. MI on the other hand musks up enough that I don't feel at all uncomfortable wearing it,...
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    Re: Terre d'Hermès - Gold association

    It does smell really metallic and bright. I get the association.
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    Re: looking for cedar

    If you love Tumulte, definitely try CDG Hinoki, Kyoto, and Diptyque Tam Dao.
  13. Re: Pi Neo - Some info on this upcoming launch & Pictures

    so is this a new fragrance? or just a new bottle?
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    Re: What did your dad use?

    My dad wore Royal Copenhagen musk. it smelled like burning!
  15. Re: What famous fragrance was a disappointment the first time you tried it?

    Green Irish Tweed - 2 years ago. I was horrified by the top notes (I've since learned that I don't like sharp violet leaf).

    Davidoff Relax - I loved all the descriptions of emerald kingdoms and...
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    Re: Animals in the heat

    I have to agree with Mike, Rose 31 is amazing in the heat.
  17. Re: Comme des Garcons x Monocle: Scent One - Hinoki

    I tried it today. It's a relatively subtle and smooth wood scent. The longevity isn't bad, I can still smell it seven hours later. If it wasn't from a house that already had such great cedar scents...
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    Re: Reaction to New Blind Buys

    It's actually Black XS's older brother (Paco Rabbanne XS) that gets compared with Creed Himalya. It's a pretty apt comparison.
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    Re: Finest L'Occitane for men?

    Another vote for L'Eau de L'Occitan. I found Eaux des Baux to be a dead ringer for L'Artisan's Tea For Two, so it's definitely one to try as well.
  20. Re: What a fake CREED looks like????!Great Pics.!!GREEN FRICH TWEED,Yes FRICH

    definitely looks fake..
  21. Thread: SMW or MI?

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    Re: SMW or MI?

    They're both good.. I would go for SMW, I swapped mine and I miss it.
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    Very well written article.

    Here's a link to an interesting article about the use of synthetics in perfumery. It isn't all doom and gloom, and shows an appreciation for the art of it all rather than just villainizing the entire...
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    Re: Le Labo Rose 31 is Some Good Sh*t

    I've definitely changed my tune on this stuff. I'm addicted to it. I'm still not sure about its longevity, it seems to go quickly but maybe it's just my nose adapting.
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    Re: Question on John Varvatos longevity...

    I'd say it's about average. Definitely worth buying, and it lasts a long time on fabric.
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    Re: Less is More

    I've also found that one or two sprays to the chest is usually perfect. If I'm wearing something strong like Egoiste Concentree than a few dabs is often enough. This allows me to enjoy what I'm...
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    Dark Vanilla

    I'm looking for a nice dark vanilla for the end of autumn and the coming winter. The only caveat is that I want to say away from spices, so popular choices like Opium EDP are out for me. It seems...
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    Re: Tide Simple Pleasures Vanilla and Lavender

    I've just started using this for my laundry as well and it smells great.

    Rochas Man is basically this scent with a nicely blended coffee note, check it out if you're looking for something close.
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    Re: Le Labo Rose 31 is Some Good Sh*t

    My bottle arrived today and I'm a little underwhelmed. I get a prominent rose, little to no development and I find that overall this stuff smells a lot like a moisturizer to me. Maybe with a few...
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    Re: "You Smell Like A Girl"

    For me it was Silver Mountain Water. She said it smelled fantastic though.
  30. Re: Which scent you wear today and why "situation"?

    It's a rainy sunday here, had a few bottles of wine with friends and wearing Jaipur.
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    Re: Tea for Two!!!!

    Yeah this stuff is amazing.. definitely smokey, I could see people mistaking a whiff of it for smoke, but at the same time it manages to be so creamy, lightly sweet and relaxing. I haven't bought a...
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    Re: Pattern Recognition

    I love this book as well. The quote isn't necessarily the author's opinion, rather it's that of the main character who is a very minimalist, post-modern type.
    As the quote applies to fragrance, it...
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    Re: 1 oz Bottles? Give me more!!

    i'd looove more 30ml bottles.
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    Re: Better than swiss army?

    Wow this is an old thread, I haven't worn swiss army in a long time. Since it's popped back up I might as well say that L'Occitane's L'Occitan is what I finally found to replace Swiss Army as a...
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    Re: Silver Mountain Water

    If you decide to go with SMW i have a bottle of it I'd be willing to part with for a good price.
  36. Re: Scent that works well with marijuana smoke?

    A*Men is pretty complimentary with it's patchouli, chocolate and tar notes. I've found that coffee notes work really well too.
  37. Poll: Re: Are you self-conscious when *not* wearing any scent?

    I'm definitely not self conscious if i don't wear cologne, in fact i'm probably much more self conscious when i am wearing something since i'll be interested in guaging other people's reactions. I...
  38. Re: Ever have someone say you smell good and ....

    People have asked me about Live Jazz, Philosykos, Green Irish Tweed and back when i owned it, Armani Night.
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    Re: Basenoters-do you prefer winter or summer

    I prefer winter by far since i prefer darker, sweeter and richer scents. In the summer time I often don't feel the need to wear any cologne since i spend most of my days outdoors biking, hiking or...
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    Re: The Dreamer - what a masterpiece!

    I agree that it's amazing. If I was hard pressed to pick a favorite, it might wel be the dreamer. Not that I don't have more expensive, well blended scents, but for me it can't be beat for a night...
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    Re: embarassing comments

    SMW. A lady I work with said "someone smells amazing, but feminine, just so you know". Happily no one paid much attention to it.
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    Re: Sense-based Marketing

    That's really interesting, thanks for the link.
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents

    Here are the ones I plan on keeping, I might even be able to slim down the wardrobe a bit more. Going for minimalism ideally. http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i76/jonmandell/--/IMG_0362.jpg
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents

    I think that's a great idea too, I enjoyed those threads. I'll definitely get a picture tomorrow for this.
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    Re: Hanae Mori H.M. Question...

    It should say on the bottom of the bottle whether it's edp or edt :)
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    Re: An experiment for everyone

    I can't concieve of putting on five sprays let alone fifty
  47. Thread: Tumulte PH!

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    Tumulte PH!

    I just got a bottle of this today and I'm really impressed. I saw it compared to Kyoto and Tam Dao in a thread so I ordered an ounce of it and I've got to agree with those comparisons, however I...
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    Re: Canadian Head Count

    There's a ban of liquid substances being carried by air travellers but that doesnt mean in any way that there's a problem with fragrances being shipped by ground . The biggest danger for fragrances...
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    Re: Canadian Head Count

    I'm Canadian, what sorts of problems have you had with your swaps recently? I was wondering what the new rules about bringing liquids onto planes will mean for shipping..
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    Re: Dogs and Cologne

    I deal with a lot of dogs while i'm at work, some of them are pretty agressive and I think they're a lot more hostile when i'm wearing anything. They're supposed to have a sense of smell 16x stronger...
  51. Re: Importing into Canada - Cologne as Hazardous Material!

    I'm Canadian and haven't had to deal with any 'confiscations' or even duty fees, all you have to do is arrange for the seller to mark the package as used cosmetics. I've had a lot of successful swaps...
  52. Re: What's Missing at the Fragrance Counter?

    That's the one, I think the 50ml ran me $75, I don't remember what the price was for the 100mls.
  53. Re: What's Missing at the Fragrance Counter?

    Hi Nsamadi,
    I picked up my bottle of Terre D'Hermes at Holt Renfrew. I'm not sure of anywhere else that carries it locally.
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    Re: Terre d'Hermès: A Jolting Reassessment

    When i first tested it on my arm I just smelled a fruity cedar that reminded of Givenchy PH and that I could really do without. I tested both of the Jardin frags and then went back to Terre and...
  55. Re: Guerlain vetiver + Chrome deodorant = B.O.?

    I've noticed that the "all natural" deodorants that have come with fragrances don't really give me any protection so that could have contributed?
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    Re: Better than swiss army?

    It really is good stuff! For twenty bucks i dont think you can beat it. I sort of wish it still cost sixty though cause then everyone i know probably wouldnt have a bottle.
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    Re: Better than swiss army?

    thanks for the suggestions i'm gonna have to do some testing!
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    Better than swiss army?

    Swiss Army is definitely not the most exclusive or outstanding cologne, but I still haven't found an alternative that accomplishes the same thing as well as swiss army does. It's fresh, soft, sweet...
  59. Re: I dont understand how men over 25-26-27 MAX ca

    Hey go easy on Canada! :D
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    Re: My favorite smell in the world

    I think Bvlgari Black is really close to the smell of a foot locker, I'm not sure if it's all the smell of the shoes or if they have a store scent that mixes with the rubber.
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    Kouros cologne sport.. I got it really cheap from an ebay auction and I love it. It's really clean and intriguing, with a great mix of clove, honey, jasmine and cedarwood. Comforting and cold at the...
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    Re: whats the best scent when your drunk

    Im drunk right now...Himalaya
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    Re: Dreamer and Brit

    Brit was too powdery for me but I love Dreamer.
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    Re: colors and smells

    GIT and Armani Night smell purple to me.
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    Re: Important Info Online retailers

    www.99perfume.com and www.perfumecountry.com are also the same buisness, I was pretty confused when I made a purchase from one and got an invoice from both. Service was fine though and the products...
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    Re: Live Jazz by YSL

    Actually I've gotten a lot of compliments on this one and it seems to last pretty well on me too.
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    Re: Rainy Day scent..looking for an answer

    Dzing or the Dreamer for me, I need more rainy day frags too cause that makes up 75% of the days here. Anyone have any more suggestions?
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    Re: Gucci pour Homme

    firstark, how much do they charge for the incense line at richard kidd?
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    Re: The Dreamer by Versace - outdated?

    I'm 20 and it's one of my favorites. Very intriguing smell after the first five minutes and it lasts for a while, two sprays on the chest and I'm set. Lots of compliments from female and even male...
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    Re: Anyone got a spare GIT cap?

    (bump)
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    Re: Going To The Toilet. What fragrance?

    why the bitterness?
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    Re: Your Club Frag.

    Rochas Man, Versace Dreamer or GIT depending on the temperature.
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    Re: Tobacco, but not just any tobacco

    A lot of people here don't like the Dreamer and when I sampled it at first I didn't find it to be anything special. As it dried down I thought it was beautiful and not sickly sweet like some of the...
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    Anyone got a spare GIT cap?

    I've ordered a tester of Green Irish Tweed (that hopefully will arrive soon...i'm not too sure about my chosen retailer ) and was just wondering if anyone on the board might have a cap from a...
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    Re: Going on temporary hiatus

    Take care of yourself and good luck with the job.
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    Re: First Blind Purchases of the Year

    Live Jazz is amazing, great buy.
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    Re: Cannabis Santal

    Where were you able to get it? I plan on buying a bottle as soon as it is available
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    Re: Cannabis Santal

    I can't wait to try it. i think the combination of cannabis and sandalwood will smell amazing...
  79. Re: Emporio Armani He vs. Emporio Armani Night He

    Armani He is a light daytime type fragrance that lasted all of twenty minutes on me so I can't give a great description. Armani Night is a sweet oriental with a great violet note and a powdery...
  80. Thread: Melancholy

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    Re: Melancholy

    I get that from Dzing, partly because the circus concept and the mood of the scent have me associating it with the HBO show Carnivale. A lot of rising dust, burnt out fires, dark magic and road-weary...
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    Re: Going to Vancouver..Fragrance spots?

    The Perfume Shoppe (above) is the only place where I've found L'Artisan or Serge Lutens in Vancouver. Full retail, but I think the prices may be a tad lower than US standards. There's also a small...
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    Re: Millesime Imperial Fans?

    I've only worn it for a full day once and I didn't apply enough to get a good feel. This has been one of the rainiest months in Vancouver history so I've mainly been wearing gourmand and woody...
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    Re: Millesime Imperial Fans?

    I just got my bottle of MI last week and I'm still on the fence about it. Next sunny day I plan on giving it a full wear and at least 3 sprays so I can get the full experience.
  84. Re: Is Bulgari Black the Ultimate Piece of Sh!T?

    My sprayer is still intact, I guess i'll keep it set to 'on' since i dont need another hockey puck.
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    Re: SotD 23 Jan. Monday

    Himalaya...I want to buy a bottle but I'm gonna try out XS first and see if they really are that close.
  86. Re: Recommendations needed: Masculine office scent

    Live Jazz would definitely be worth trying, it's one of the few fresh scents that I like and works well at the office.
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    Re: Tobacco- Cuba Red vs. Tabarome Millesime

    Thanks for the review i'm gonna pick up Cuba Red this week!
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    Re: Is Dzing! supposed to be this subtle?

    I find that it lasts well but doesn't project much in the drydown. It would suit me fine if the initial blast was softened and the drydown was more pronounced but you can't have everything.
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    Kyoto
    Passage D'Enfer
    Cannabis Santal!!
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    Re: Lanvin l'homme (Is it the perfect frag?)

    I found it very boring and extremely light. I got it blind based on the reviews and swapped it pretty quickly. It's very cheap though so not a big loss if you don't like it
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    What Kind of Incense?

    I'm curious, some scents are listed as simply having an "incense" note. What sort of incense is found in these scents, azzaro visit and CdG kyoto in particular? It seems that these incense scents are...
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    Re: Department Store Samples - Cheapskates!

    I got a nice array of samples when i purchased a bottle of Omnia Crystalline tonight. They were very common scents mind you, but it was a nice gesture nonetheless, and I got another little pump...
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    Re: Gone in 60 Seconds

    Diesel ++ had horrible longevity for me, as well as Emporio Armani He and Lanvin L'Homme.
  94. Re: Is there such a thing as an everyday winter sc

    For me it's Azzaro Visit, Geir and Dzing!
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    Re: Is L'Artisan's Mechant Loup dark?

    This scent seemed to sweet to be dark to me. Honey and hazelnut, not nearly as earthy or dark as i wanted it to be. I chose Dzing! instead for a winter frag.
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    Rochas Man VS Armani He Night

    These two seem to be similar in character, which one do you think comes out on top?
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    Re: What are some of your favorite notes?

    Tobacco
    Incense
    Iris
    Cedar
    Sandalwood
    Violet
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    Re: Congratulation, Basenotes.

    It's increasingly rare to find a good community on the internet, i'm very impressed by the spirit and overall atmosphere of this great forum. Not to mention the fact that I've recieved such good...
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    Re: An alternative to Boss Bottled please?

    I would try Geir if you get the chance, it sounds pretty close to what tou're looking for. It's a masculine floral, definitely has weight (and freshness at the same time), and I think he'll love it...
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    Re: Question for those of you with 100+ Frags

    I will definitely buy a 1.7 oz bottle if I have the choice...and I don't even have that many bottles, I just never finish 3.4 ounces unless it's a scent I completely love.
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