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    Re: L'Artisan Parfumer body products

    I came across some of the Premier Figuier body milk in Winners today for super cheap (like 15 bucks for 200 mLs) but didn't buy it because I didn't know if it was any good. I'll have to stop by to...
  2. Re: Why do so many people recommend to spray eau du toilette on the chest?

    I do this because I wear scents for myself, not for others. I can smell it every now and again and it's fantastic! But I don't bother the entire room. Like noirdrakkar says, it's especially good with...
  3. "consumer safety is the number one goal of the...

    "consumer safety is the number one goal of the industry."

    I thought the goal of the perfume industry was to sell fragrances? Silly me.
  4. Sticky: Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread

    I received some very nice samples from furrypine earlier in the month, so I'm paying it forward now! (Well, not the same samples, but you know what I mean :P )

    I've got five 1-mL boxed...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

    Decided to go with the old guard for SotD: Guerlain Vetiver. Then a few hours later I tried my new decant of Montale Red Aoud on my wrist for the first time. Not quite sure what to think of it yet....
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    Re: SOTD: Monday 3rd of December

    It was pretty warm today so I went for a summer throwback with Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta. At noon I checked the mail and my Perfumed Court decants (Black, White and Red Aoud) had arrived! So...
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    Re: Can you get used to smelling "feminine?"

    If boys came into this world smelling like Acqua di Giò and girls like Black Orchid, then I'd be a bit more wary of wearing the latter. But as it stands, I have no problem wearing—and loving—a...
  8. Re: pleaz halp - CREED fakes are getting BRILLIANT

    I also speak French and this makes sense to me. Don't know much about Creed fakes, but the French is legit. (All this fake talk brings to mind Abbas Kiarostami's latest film, Copie Conforme, where...
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    Poll: Re: how many frags do you own

    18 full bottles, 5 decants, 40 samples. I'm looking to shrink my FB collection, however. I bought some real stinkers at the start of my fragrance obsession.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    This is going to sound painfully familiar to most of you, but Aventus.

    This is actually a big deal for me because I'm usually very quiet and out-of-the-way, I never wear "loud" fragrances, and I...
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    Re: My first day with Encre Noire

    I like Encre Noire (although I do think it has too much of an Iso E Super punch to it), but whenever I wear it, people around me seem to have negative reactions.

    I was at a computer lab on campus...
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    Re: Hermes Eau De pamplemousse Rose 6.7oz

    Is this still available? I know it 's a long shot, but who knows?
  13. Sticky: Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread

    I received the decants from furrypine in the mail today! Thank you good sir!
  14. Re: Help me out! Blind buy Oud Wood for $30 (1oz)?

    For that price there's really no reason not to buy it. Go for it!
  15. Re: Best blind buy and would you recommend it!!

    I blind bought Serge Lutens' Arabie and Douce Amere yesterday and it was totally worth it. I love Serge Lutens' creations with a passion that far exceeds anything else though. In general I do not...
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    Re: Clarins - Vente d'entrepôt

    That Mugler cologne deal sounds killer. Bumping for anyone near Laval!
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel vs Bvlgari Aqva

    My vote is also with Bleu de Chanel. Great top notes and a bit of zest make it more interesting than its competitor here.
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    Re: What scent got you into Fragrances?

    One day in 2010 I was watching Mad Men online on ctv.ca when I paid attention to one of the in-between-segments advertisements. It was for Acqua di Gio. I thought it looked interesting. I went to a...
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    Re: your favourite scent from Serge Lutens?

    I've only ever tried Ambre Sultan, Fleurs d'Oranger and Un Bois Vanille, but AS is definitely one of my all-time favourite scents, so it wins by a long shot.
  20. Thread: Ottawa

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    Re: Ottawa

    Not sure when they got them in, but Holt Renfrew has a bunch of Jo Malone over near the women's section. I tried Pomegranate Noir, Amber and Lavender, and Blackberry and Bay. The table will be there...
  21. Re: SALE: Mugler Cologne, Heure Exquise, Pamplemousse Rose, Bulgari Black (Worldwide Shipping)

    I'd like to PM you regarding the Hermès Eau de Pamplemousse Rose, but it seems your inbox is full.
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    Re: Black Amber fragrance from Mistral?

    I just got samples of Black Amber and Cedarwood Marine from Mistral and am looking forward to testing them this week. I'll let you know what I think once I've worn them!
  23. Re: Winter modern fragrance that covers sillage, longevity, projection for men in their twenties.

    Burberry London almost wins this contest, but longevity is an issue. I bet it would last longer if you paired it with the Burberry London shower gel though.
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    Re: Colonia, Assoluta or Intensa?

    I know blind buying is bad and all, but I blind bought Assoluta and it turned into one of my top 3 favourite fragrances. I give Assoluta a slight lead over Colonia, but they're really both fantastic...
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    Poll: Re: Hypothetical question

    I vote yes! I've got a lot of favourites, so dropping just one of them for $1000 means I'd be able to buy a bunch of others I've been wanting to try!
  26. Re: A conversation with two SAs in a department store

    I've had some good and some bad experiences with SAs here in Canada. Sephora staff tend to be extremely helpful—they'll make samples of anything you ask for. I bought Tom Ford GV from them over the...
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    Poll: Re: Serge Lutens splash or spray?

    Great discussion. I just picked up Ambre Sultan yesterday and am leaning toward the sprayer. The only problem is what to do if/when I move fragrances, but I guess the overall sprayer benefits are...
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    Re: Thoughts on CK One Shock

    Came across as overly synthetic and cloying to my nose, but that's just me.
  29. Re: what perfume have you wore the most in the last 1 year time?

    Burberry London in the winter, Bleu de Chanel in the spring and Guerlain Vetiver in the summer have been my big-usage scents. I only started tracking SotDs in late April, so my stats don't quite...
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    Re: Chanel #5 For Men ?

    The commercial almost felt they were trying to pull off a The Tree of Life-style contemplative thing. Didn't really work though.
  31. Re: Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille suitable for men?

    SL's Un Bois Vanille is very nice if you like vanilla, but I don't recommend blind buying any Serge Lutens fragrance, especially if you're unsure about its wearability for men.
  32. Re: New Fragrance: Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Lys Soleia

    Agreed. It's a fantastic fragrance (my favourite in the Aqua Allegoria) line, and it's only a matter of time before I pick up a bottle.
  33. Thread: Ottawa

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    Re: Ottawa

    Has anyone seen any Al-rehab perfumes in Ottawa? Maybe in a smaller ethnic store? I don't know where to even begin looking.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 11th of October

    Went with Elie Saab Le Parfum (EdT) today. Going for a run now; will probably put on a bit of A*Men after that and relax!
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    Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

    Today I didn't buy Midnight in Paris. It's a shame, really, because I know how much I'd love to wear it. But hopefully my savings account will thank me!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Today I didn't buy...
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    Re: your best orange parfume

    +5 Concentré d'Orange Verte. The Eau is nice too but incredibly short-lived.
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    Re: Why buy niche?

    I like that niche scents are often very unique. I enjoy smelling something that I didn't know existed until that moment. That isn't to say that designer scents can't be unique, but there's really...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday 10th of October

    It's a bit colder out today—the perfect time for a nice vetiver. Tom Ford Grey Vetiver it is!
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    Re: Today I Bought: October 2012

    I bought Malizia Uomo Vetyver on the weekend (a great vetiver). Today I ordered a bottle of Rochas Man and decants of Aventus and Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir. (Really excited to finally try these last...
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    Re: Help me find more men's scents to like?

    I like martinijo's Acqua di Parma Colonia line recommendation. AdP is class in a bottle.

    Also, if you're looking for a vetiver, you might be interested in trying a spray of Tom Ford Grey Vetiver....
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 9th of October

    Today I layered Malizia Uomo Vetyver and Guerlain Vetiver. After classes I came home and indulged in a bit of A*Men, but it seems to have given me a headache. Gonna have to lay off the gourmands for...
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    Re: Comments on my Wardrobe?

    I highly recommend Burberry London for the winter months. It can really pick up your spirits on a cold day. I've gotta second fit&frag'd on Rochas Man as well. A great gourmand that won't annoy...
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    Re: Bois 1920 Vetiver Ambrato

    Very expensive. I would have at least considered buying the Vetiver Ambrato if it came in a 50 mL bottle. It's hard to justify those big prices for a 100 mL bottle if you're not going to wear it...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Deuce

    I get a fecal note from Eau Sauvage too. I tried a sample of it once and someone actually complained about the smell. That makes two of us...
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    Re: Bois 1920 Vetiver Ambrato

    I tried it yesterday as a sort of spur-of-the-moment comparison to the Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan I had on my other wrist. The Vetiver Ambrato is nice, but I don't think it quite stood up to AS. It's...
  46. Thread: Ottawa

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    Re: Ottawa

    They had at least 8 or 9 frags there, though I only tried a few of them. They definitely have:
    Ambre Soie
    Cuir Améthyste
    Eau de Jade
    Vétiver Babylone

    and I think they have Éclat de Jasmine,...
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    Re: My review of Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan.

    They have a tester of Ambre Sultan at a store close to where I live. Last week I sprayed a bit on my wrist. Prior to this, the only amber I'd ever tried was Prada's Amber pH. Boy, did AS ever blow me...
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    Re: Ottawa

    I was just in Holt Renfrew today, and while they do have the Armani Privé, I asked and was told they don't have any Creed. (Maybe they sold out... ?)

    Likewise, I couldn't find any Acqua di Parma...
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    Poll: Re: Bleu de Chanel vs BN

    Nothing really special but easy to wear. Doesn't last long but smells pleasant. I give it the benefit of the doubt because there's something really wearable about it.
  50. Re: New Fragrance: Hermes L’Ambre des Merveilles

    I have a sample, but I've only tried it on a card thus far. Smells nice from what I remember.
  51. Thread: Ottawa

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    Re: Ottawa

    Double-checked the Bay a few days ago. It seems my eyes have fooled me; they don't carry Bulgari Black.

    I've heard good things about Gucci pour Homme ii. Has anyone seen it in Ottawa?
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    Re: Fans of Acqua Di Parma Colonia

    I absolutely love the Acqua di Parma Colonia line (in particular, I find Assoluta especially charming). I glanced at my bottle of Assoluta this afternoon and realized that it's in fact an eau de...
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    Re: Ottawa

    Was at the Bay on Rideau St. today. They have two Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan and what I think was Fleur d'Oranger, though I'm not 100% sure. I spied Bond No. 9's I Love NY line, Bulgari Black, A*Men,...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    The last compliment I got was while wearing (surprise, surprise) Acqua di Gio. I don't really like the frag, everyone has a bottle already, and it doesn't seem to last very long on my skin, but...
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    Re: negative connotation to the word "cologne"

    I've gotten weird looks from people over at my apartment who saw a bottle of Acqua di Gio lying around. So if one bottle = weird looks, I'd hate to see what'd happen if they saw my entire collection....
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    Re: Last frag that WOW'ed you ?

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta. I first tried it a couple months ago and almost swooned—it's that good.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 19, 2012

    I usually wear Prada Amber to church, but today I mixed up the SotD and wore Tom Ford Grey Vetiver. I got great longevity—could still smell it 10 hours after the fact.

    SotE is a little bit of...
  58. Thread: Ottawa

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    Re: Ottawa

    Do you know if Fragrances has opened again? I couldn't find anything on the Internet, but I'd really like to visit when I make my next trip to Ottawa.
  59. Re: Is Tom Ford's Black Orchid a good scent for men?

    I really enjoy this fragrance, but I'm not quite sure I could pull it off. Maybe I don't have enough confidence. Nonetheless, I think a guy could definitely wear this.

    One spray was actually too...
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    Re: What to wear on an upcoming date?

    Hey all; OP here. Forgot to check in for a while!

    There was a second date. Yup, smooth :P Turns out she was a bit into frags too, so I went bolder and tried the Acqua di Parma the second time...
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    Re: What to wear on an upcoming date?

    Thanks for your input everyone — I went with the Bleu de Chanel per popular demand.
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    What to wear on an upcoming date?

    Hello all!
    This is my first post on the Basenotes forums. I'm heading out on an afternoon date in a few days and I was wondering what fragrance you think would best suit the afternoon. (FYI it's...
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