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    Re: Kouros or Body Kouros

    BK here.

    It's simply more wearable.
  2. Re: Messe de Minuit by Etro...like it or not?

    It's almost a "novelty" scent to me...hard to explain. I think there's better in this whole Catholic church genre, including, as has been mentioned, the "incense" series by CDG.
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    Re: Habit Rouge ( The 'Parfum)

    It's called "Habit Rouge Eau de Parfum" and it's WORLDS better than the EDT. I can't think of a fragrance that smells more different between the EDT and EDP versions.

    Forget about finding it in...
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    Re: DKMen Fuel

    Yeah, good call.
  5. Re: Lolita Lempicka & Michael by Kors for men...what do you think of these?

    Advise your son to wear LL lightly!

    A couple of spritzes are irresistable...one more, and he'll clear a room!
  6. Re: Review: Patou Pour Homme, Jean Patou

    That's a really good comparison and one I've made before also.

    While Patou is my holy grail, LHS comes damned close.
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    Re: Safe to buy The Dreamer?

    I think you're OK. The Dreamer, IMO, doesn't go through profound changes and if you liked what you smelled initially, go for it.

    Just be aware that this is a very controversial scent and not all...
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    Re: "Salvador" By Salvador Dali

    I like Salvador quite a lot...way cool bottle...and it gets very little play here.
  9. Re: This thread is NOT for Creed-haters!

    Does anyone here really "hate" Creed?

    What I HAVE read here over the years are people debating whether they are worth the money, but I don't recall anyone ever saying the house sucks. That'd be...
  10. Re: Jil Sander - Background for men and Scott McClintock for men

    That's quite a little store you have there. Background, just sitting forlornly on the shelf?

    This is a highly desirable scent and congrats on your purchase. I think it's a better composition that...
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    Re: new Zegna Intenso

    Right on. I only speak for myself. If you dig it, that's cool.

    Personally I save my money for what I perceive as more unique scents, but that's the beauty part of this hobby. I can't imagine a...
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    Re: Girlfriend Vs My Collection

    Dump her.
  13. Re: 3 Candidates for my next purchase....

    Santos, but in the concentree edition.

    Now, Varavtos...I like this fragrance quite a bit but don't consider it a masterpiece...that being said, I've received MORE COMPLIMENTS on this one than any...
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    Re: Lacoste Fragrances

    Ugh.

    Bland, watery and uninspired.

    BUT...that's just my opinion. I have a strong preference for heavier, full-bodied scents. If you like 'em, go for it.
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    Re: new Zegna Intenso

    Zenga scents epitomize everything that is wrong with modern day, "appeal to the masses" mall scents.

    Wanna smell like everyone else? Great; go for it. Buy one of the unspeakable Boss frags while...
  16. Re: A perfume that smells fresh, manley and young?

    I could name 10 or 20, but the first one that pops into my mind is Givenchy PH.

    Light, classic, and NOT dated...smells like it could have been released yesterday, which is why it's a certified...
  17. Re: Help need alternative to Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme

    There's no scent out there that more closely resembles D & G PH that "Balman" by Balmain. Little known and little discussed. I like it better.
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    Re: Monsieur de Givenchy

    Nice taste, my friend.
  19. Re: Is Heritage the great grandchild of Jicky and Mouchier de Monsieur?

    Yeah...what he said!

    God, I wish I were smarter...
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    Re: Aramis,which one is the best?

    Definitely a toss-up between JHL and Havana. Either one is top drawer, but it depends on the temp, your mood, the occasion, etc. I'm puzzled when I see Havana routinely described as a "formal"...
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    Re: Monsieur de Givenchy

    It's my SOTE.

    The very epitome of class.

    So what if it's short-lasting? That hasn't stopped Eau Savage's popularity. I just reboot every coupe of hours...it's worth the trouble.
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    Re: Help! Jules Experts Needed

    I've owned both bottles and it smells like the same juice to me.

    Jules comes on like gangbusters but actually dries down to a relatively tame fragrance, and I didn't find either bottle...
  23. Re: Back from Paris, thanks for all the suggestions!

    What a truly fascinating experience!
  24. Re: Why do they have Non-Export SL scents?

    Well, for the record, I own almost EVERY SL fragrance created, including the non-exports, and they are truly magnificent fragrances.

    There.
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    (Rebel — you...
  25. Re: Why do they have Non-Export SL scents?

    [Another post edited into oblivion by a moderator.

    #9: Avoid hot topics
    Posts/signatures that involve politics are expressly forbidden on this board.

    Enough of the righteous flaming too,...
  26. Re: Why do they have Non-Export SL scents?

    Well, I tried to apologize if anyone took offense, but I can see that some people lack the class to accept it.

    So glad that your French is better than your English!...
  27. Re: Why do they have Non-Export SL scents?

    Yeah, I get embarrassed by Americans, too...especially those who accuse others of "racism" but can't spell the word.

    While some may have taken my post negatively, and I agree that it was over the...
  28. Re: Why do they have Non-Export SL scents?

    It's simple. Anti-American snobery. No more and no less.

    Their refusal to ship perfumes to the West is classic French behavior

    <snip>

    I know the truth hurts.
  29. Re: The One Scent You Don't Own But Would If You Could

    Yeah, ditto. I own a 1/3 ounce decant but would kill for a whole bottle. This house often gets slagged for being too expensive, but the male scents truly are in a class by themselves.
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    Re: Bizarre Finds

    I don't know about gems, but as someone who has a pretty good knowledge about what's out there, and an owner of a very large collection, I am constantly surpised, when I go to ebay and search "other...
  31. Re: I found Jean Patou - Patou Pour Homme A/S Spray

    Hey Joe, not trying to flame ya...I just think it goes without saying that when one of the countless threads gets started entitled "Your Favorite," or "Your Top Ten," or "Your Top Five," or "What...
  32. Re: I found Jean Patou - Patou Pour Homme A/S Spray

    As I said...IMO!!

    Thanks for getting it, Eluard.

    I think it's evident that when I refer to Patou as my favorite fragrance ever, it's a given that I haven't smelled every fragrace ever...
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    Re: New Dior Fahrenheit 32?

    That's the GOOD news!
  34. Re: I found Jean Patou - Patou Pour Homme A/S Spray

    Difference of opinion's what makes the perfume world go round!

    There's no right or wrong here; just preferences.

    One man's stinker is a another's garbage.

    However. Even as a kid growing up...
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    Re: Armand Basi Homme

    I purchased Santal Floris which I find couldn't be much better for what it was meant to achieve. An extremely high quality fragrance.

    Wow, you got that right. The concentrated/EPD version is...
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    Re: Original Santal, I got it now!

    Hated it.

    I like my sandlewood to smell like that, not sw with rotten fruit predominating.
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    Re: Your favourite Polo?

    I have a large, new bottle of Crest but find it quite weak and fleeting.

    Double Black is an improvement on the original Black, IMO...more interesting and not quite as mainstream.

    The original...
  38. Re: I found Jean Patou - Patou Pour Homme A/S Spray

    PPH EDT came in a splash only.

    Don't know how the AS is, but I would still buy it! If it's a little weaker, just put more on!

    And yes, PPH is the finest men's scent ever created.

    IMO, of...
  39. Re: Polarizing Scents: Love, Loathe... Why?

    Well, the two biggies are Kouros and Angel but there are a ton more. That's one of the fun parts about this hobby!

    My stinker that everyone seems to hate but I LOVE is Paul Sebastin "Fine...
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    Re: Christopher Sheldrake (Serge Lutens' Head Perfumer) Re His New Job at Chanel

    I don'tknow about the rest of you, but I found this article extremely informative and Sheldrake's employment by Chanel to be very exciting. I can't wait to smell his new creations!
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    Re: Similar to Cacharel pour Homme

    Visit.
  42. Re: Stardust and the impending journey of woe

    I paid a considerable amount for a new bottle on ebay and then sold it to a Bnoter for the same price I paid.

    I personally found the lime note offputting, but it was certainly unique.
  43. Re: Vindicated! Guerlain is the Best Fragrance House

    You're in a lonely spot, my friend!
  44. Re: Vindicated! Guerlain is the Best Fragrance House

    What he said. Thanks for that amazing list.

    Again, is there even ANY comparison?
  45. Re: Vindicated! Guerlain is the Best Fragrance House

    Yeah, sorry, you're entitled to your opinion, but the votes are in.

    PS-- a "couple?"

    Do a Directory search of men's Guerlains and ask yourself how many you really know, or own...INCLUDING the...
  46. Re: 7th Annual Basenotes Awards. Results?

    Doesn't matter. Guerlain shares a common DNA/basenote scent that unifies them as a brand. Whether they released a new scent last year or 20 years ago, no perfume house has given the world so many...
  47. Vindicated! Guerlain is the Best Fragrance House

    There was a thread recently concerning this subject.

    My answer, unabashedly and without doubt, was Guerlain, despite its being in the distinct minority in the voting poll.

    So, in your face, and...
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    Re: Best Fragrances for Gay Men?

    Well, as a gay guy with a 300+ bottle wardrobe, I DARE anyone to find a "theme!"

    These threads pop up every so often....they are tiresome, non-productive and banal. I mean, how often does it have...
  49. Re: Dunhill for Men (1934) RIP Death Confirmed

    Too bad. Glad I have a new, full bottle.

    Wore it just yesterday as my SOTD. Dated but nice.
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    Is Sung Homme a Classic?

    I love this fragrance. I was probably attracted initially by the beautiful purple juice, but it's far more than that. SH was one of the first fragrances that really got me "into" this hobby.
    ...
  51. Re: Do You Ask/Require Your Partner to Wear Scent before Love Making?

    My post may have been a little misleading or unclear.

    If you're about to get it on with a one night stand or someone with whom you have, shall we say, an extremely "casual" relationship with,...
  52. Do You Ask/Require Your Partner to Wear Scent before Love Making?

    This post is absolutely not meant to be salacious. Turn it in to that and do so at your own risk. We're all mature adults here and I'd appreciate your responses reflecting that.

    Does he/she/it do...
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    Re: how very cuir

    That's a beautiful comment on the difference between these fine fragrances that I could never put in to words.

    Thanks MD!

    For the record, I LOVE this one. On the other hand...speaking of...
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    Re: Cuir Venenum 03: foul, nasty...

    Sory, SM. I can dig where you're coming from, but a "sweet" leather is a very rare and intriguing concept done beautifully in this perfume.

    To each his own, my friend!!
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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana PH vs. The Dreamer

    Thank you.

    They are both repulsive, though I would go with the ubiquitous DHPH if you HAVE to buy one of them.

    A better alternative to either is "Balmen" by Balmain. An overlooked scent.
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    Re: would i like 'original santal' ?

    It's utterly disgusting. To me.

    When I want sandalwood, I want sandlawood, not some fruity concoction which the sandalwood is barely perceptible.

    If you want a Creed with sandalwood, buy...
  57. Re: Caron Third Man. Holy Mother Of *****!!!!

    yeah, I second that. I wanted to love 3rdMan but couldn't. Traded it after the second spray.

    LeAnarchist...didn't mind the "orange," but the "metallic" note was a major turn-off.

    PUH--yeah,...
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    Re: Leonard PH

    Right on.
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    Re: Leonard PH

    I love LPH. I bought a huge bottle on ebay cheaply. It's old school classy but not dated.

    My only complaint: short-lived.
  60. Re: Is there a way to know which fragrance...

    That's an interesting question.

    Most widely owned men's fragrance?

    I'd guess Envy.

    My second guess would be Angel.

    My third guess would be ADG..sadly...lol.
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    Re: best Caron men's scent (and why)

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned the "concentree" version of PUH. Miles above the original...if only because it lasts!

    Expensive, and apparently available in Europe only, but a SUPERB scent....
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme

    Nice call, Baron.

    There's a perfume store in Portland OR that I visted a few months ago. I was shocked to find they had bottles of NCPH for around 40 bucks.

    Needless to say, I stocked up.
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    Re: Ténéré by Paco Rabanne (1988)

    I can't comment on the bottle, but I appreciate your starting a thread about this wonderful, overlooked fragrance.

    Rose and leather...who knew?
  64. Re: Help! Lutens Miel de Bois - How to get it off!?

    MDB is definitely a love or hate it scent.

    Count me as an admirer.
  65. Re: Chanel PM, Boucheron and other citruses

    Thank you to the sorelt miaaed Julain/IPaidForThisName who taught me that it's OK to HATE CITUS fragrances, which I do but never had the guts to say so.
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme

    PPH is expensive because it's the greatest men's scent ever made. Period.

    I would love to know the rationale behind its discontinuece.
  67. Re: Bel Ami - Another One Bites The Dust

    Thanks for this post.

    I've often wondered if this fragrance has been "watered down" over the years, as well as Jules, as similar fragrance.
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    Re: New Guerlain Bois d'Arménie

    I'm there.

    I will buy it blind.

    Guerlain is the most important, most "French" perfumer in the world (for you Creed enthusiants, don't forget it originated as an ENGLISH company) and I can't...
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    Re: M7 or Envy

    These are two of the best mainstream releases ever.

    There's only one answer...get both. They are so different, you are not buying two different bottles of the same scent.
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    Re: THIS frag should be better known.

    I thought this one was quite hard to find and expensive?

    I love Bogart frags...where should I look?
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    Re: THIS frag should be better known.

    THANK YOU!

    I've been raving about Open since I joined the board. If there was ever a prize for the "Best Overlooked Scents Ever," this one wins.

    Worth PH as a second mention and Monsieur...
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    Re: Chene

    Maybe the best Lutens out there, and I far prefer it to Cherugi, though I'm probably in the minority. I own a ful bottle of both.
  73. Re: Battle of the Scents: M7 or Rive Gauche

    M7 by far. One of the best mainstream scents ever.

    RG is too powdery and the intense version made me hurl.
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme

    MM makes some good suggestions.

    I'd ad Divine L'Homme Sage, the closest to Patou I've ever smelled. It's not that they even smell that similar, but they do share a scent that is warm, masculine,...
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    Re: The Dreamer - what a masterpiece!

    IMO, it sucks.

    It's vile, nasty and simply wretched.

    I tried. I own a bottle and sprayed it several times in a desperate attempt to like it. Couldn't.

    A while ago someone started a thread...
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    Re: The Holy Triade Of Dior

    Well, if we're talking just about these three, Dior Homme wins hands down.

    Farenheit is a petrol nightmare and Eau Savage is gone in 60 seconds.

    I share peoples' affection for Jules,...
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    Poll: Re: The Most Respected House (Male)

    Guerlain.

    Period.
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    Re: Habit Scrooge!

    The EPD version is the best of all.
  79. Re: From hatred to love? From love to hatred?

    Right on Gavis!

    Zino is truly an exceptional scent.
  80. Re: From hatred to love? From love to hatred?

    "Disgust" with ZINO!?!?!?

    You are in a distinct minority, my friend!
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    Re: Noob Question about Shaving

    Thanks guys!
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    Re: L'Instant (EAU DE PARFUM)

    About the same as you--65 or 66 dollars at a Mexican airport.

    Wonderful scent. Better than the EDT, if only because it's longer lasting.
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    Noob Question about Shaving

    I've been using cheap disposables for all of my shaving life and decided to get a razor like dear old dad used--a simple DE.

    I ordered a nice chromed set from "Amazing Shaving" with Merkur blades....
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    Re: members with similar taste

    Yeah, true that. Scentemental and I have done many deals and his taste is impeccable and his knowledge of scent is unsurpassed on this board.

    My taste-brother...the esteemed SixCats! Anyone who...
  85. Re: Heir to the Throne of Worst Fragrances Ever...

    Sounds horrid.

    Thanks for taking one for the team!
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste

    To each his own, but anyone preferring Farenheit to Egoiste deserves what he gets.
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    Re: Tova frags on eBay

    IMO, Tova stands hands and shoulders over Handsome.
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    Re: Chene or Chergui? + Longevity

    I know I'm in the minority, and trust me, I love them both and own them both...but to me, Chene simply smells better.
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    Re: 1000th post and an announcement

    Good luck and thanks for your service.

    Take a "warm" scent. L'Homme Sage by Divine; Visit by Azarro; Nino Cerutti PH; Cacharel PH; Patou; KL Homme; MPG's Eau de Iles; Creed's Tambarone (sp) or...
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    Re: Chopard Pour Homme thoughts

    Thanks for your review.

    I LOVE Casran and Nemo is a really good one too, but I got turned off by this one when I read a review that said it was kinda of an aquatic, citrusy scent...but your review...
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    Re: Christian Lacroix Tumulte

    My experience was the same as Sandlewood's. Excellent, prompt service from Strawberry Net and a really beautiful fragrance.

    Nice to hear you compare it to Fendi Life Essence, which is a brilliant...
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    Re: Kenneth Cole RSVP is a joke

    Gosh...I didn't know Serpent had returned!

    Just kidding...I agree with you that KC frags are rather poor efforts, but they fit the vast majority of guys who know or care little about...
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    Re: Vendetta Pour Homme - Have you tried it?

    Count me as a dissenter.

    I was far more intriqued by the bottle than the actual scent.

    To me it's kinda "fruity" which is a note/smell I generally despise in fragrances, and I thought its...
  94. Re: News: Clive Owen will be the face of Hypnôse for Men

    Good choice.

    Clive Owen isn't "handsome" in the traditional sense, but he has that broding, masculine, mysterious thing going on.

    Anyone catch "Croupier?" It made him. Good movie in the film...
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    Re: Real Men Don't Wear Serge Lutens

    [QUOTE=pluran]i used to think like this but fortunately not anymore. i'm one of those intensely masculine guys btw - take care of my family, strong as hell, fought a lot, lots of women, lots of...
  96. Re: Fragrance shops in Puerto Vallarta?

    I went there last summer on vacation and found nothing, nada, zilch.

    The PV airport has a decent store, though, where I bought a bottle of L'Instant/Concentree/EDP which is not available in the...
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    Re: How Soon You Change Your Scents?

    Definitely twice a day.

    One in morning after the shower, and another after the gym in the evening.

    On a related question...anyone ever take a bath just to wash off what you're wearing to wear...
  98. Re: Salvador Dali PH - A Maligned Masterpiece

    PURE EVIL IN A BOTTLE.

    Love it.
  99. Re: Just purchased Crown Marquis blind - will I be satisfied?

    Yeah, I think you will be.

    This old line represents the best of British fragrance, IMO. I own almost all of the masculine scents and think very highly of them.
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    Re: Baldessarini Ambre @ Nordstrom

    I sniffed it yesterday.

    I think I like it better than most here because I really dislike amber as a note, so the fact that it didn't punch me in the face was a plus. I found it pretty good,...
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