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    Re: Durian scented perfume

    my wife just bought me a bottle of durian essence, what a weird coincidence that you ask this at the same time! i love fresh durian, but this stuff stinks! it's extremely sulphuric. i don't think...
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    Re: Have a weird opinion about GIT

    irish spring is exactly what i get too! not a bad smell, but why not just buy the soap and save a few bucks if that's what you like?
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    Re: Nasomatto Hindu Grass: Have You Smelled It?

    i tried it a few times and this was my experience too. this stuff just disappears on me, while duro lasts all day. it's pretty nice while it lasts though.
  4. Poll: Re: As a guy what would you rather wear? Musc Ravageur or Muscs Koublai Khan?

    i love and wear both, but would pick mkk if i had to choose one. ravageur has a more floral drydown and the pungent musky part doesn't last very long. if it lasted longer i would probably prefer...
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    Re: So where was Creed between 1901 and 1933?

    don't forget moses had to go up that mountain, mohammed retreated to a cave for a while and buddha sat alone under some tree. and those guys never even made a perfume! i heard if you're wearing the...
  6. Re: Spoiling The Enjoyment of Food, Wine, Tobacco

    i'm a professional in the wine and spirits business and i love tobacco products in all forms and good food. i don't wear fragrances to industry tastings but i do for my day to day work. it doesn't...
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    Re: stopped by 9 Bond St. today.

    move to bond street? i can't imagine what the rents are like these days! i live a few blocks away but don't shop there, i wasn't impressed by their initial releases. maybe i should give some of...
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    Re: Your favorite Bergamot?

    the bergamot is very prominent and long lasting in guerlain vetiver. very good stuff. i don't really care for earl grey though. i like my tea unflavored.
  9. Re: The perfumers equivalent of monosodium glutamate

    ambergris is used as an msg type thing in classical perfumery. it harmonizes and amplifies scents, makes the sum more than the parts. not too many perfumes use it anymore because it is extremely...
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    Re: New Nasomatto Release!!

    china white? does it smell like heroin? or maybe an opium den! can't wait to try it!
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    Re: Scent and personality

    i definitely associate my choice in fragrance with my personality. i'm very reserved and formal with people i don't know well and a completely different person to my close friends and family. i...
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    Re: Can an overpowering frag be diluted?

    don't use water! water is a solvent that will set off a volatile reaction and break down many of the scent molecules. use as pure an alcohol as you can find since that is the preferred solvent used...
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    Re: Creed Erolfa on Titanic?

    has anyone ever seen an old creed bottle? do they exist or were the fragrances just put in the clients own bottles? i find so little of creed's supposed history has any evidence to back it up. ...
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    Re: Americans vs Europeans: Different Creatures

    i fit your definition of a european to the letter, but am 100% born and raised in the usa. so i'm the wrong person to ask i guess!
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    Re: How can I avoid musk?

    there are so many different kinds of musk, almost all of them synthetic "musk-type" scents that smell like everything from soap to feces that you have to figure out which kinds you don't like to...
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    Re: Number of sprays. What's your record?

    always just 1 or 2. if people comment on my fragrance, even as a compliment, i take it as i'm wearing too much. i only want people to notice if they're a few inches away from me.
  17. Thread: Mkk

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    Re: Mkk

    that's terrible news. i might have to buy it now! i really liked that when i tried it.
  18. Thread: Mkk

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    Re: Mkk

    $130 for 30mL. a lot of money, but considering how weak the dollar is, not too bad. i think that's about 85 euros. cheaper than another trip to paris anyways!
  19. Thread: Mkk

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    Re: Mkk

    i recently purchased a partially full bottle from theperfumedcourt.com and was pleased with their service.
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    Re: Your Blackest Scent

    very true! but morabito or black is just as black, more black leather jacket than rubber tire though. eleven out of ten on the blackness scale!
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    Re: Ormande Man - restored my faith in fragrance!

    i just got a decant of this and was very excited to try it after all the great reviews i've heard. but it smells just like l'instant de guerlain (for women!) to me. did i get the right thing?
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    Re: whats the appeal in kouros?

    yep, i love civet too. not pure civet, of course. used properly, it adds a mysterious, feral, and sexy quality to a fragrance. i like kouros but think it's actually pretty tame. at least compared...
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    Poll: Re: Men who wear women's fragrances

    in my five years of fragrance fanaticism, i've only bought full bottles of men's fragrances (or at least what i consider fragrances made with men in mind) so far. but i try tons of samples of...
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    Re: Anyone else got this problem ?

    i would always take her opinion into consideration, she is sort of obligated to be around you after all! women tend to have better senses of smell than men too. fortunately, my wife and i both have...
  25. Thread: SL Un Lys

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    Re: SL Un Lys

    this is one of my wife's favorites. i've worn it a few times and have also gotten away with it. it is very floral all the way through to me, but it does tone down quite a bit as jaime says. ...
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    Re: Black Oud fades to black?

    i have to agree here. the first time i put it on i wished it didn't last so long! it made me uncomfortably self conscious all day. i've come to appreciate it's uniqueness and it is made with...
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    Re: let us find a king

    i can't believe no one mentioned mkk! he did have quite the kingdom in real life, after all.
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    Re: How many of you out there like tuberose?

    i love tuberose on my wife and all the white indolic flowers in general. haven't considered wearing one myself, but i do buy them fresh to smell up my apartment. she recently got a sample of...
  29. Re: Class and scent: Nouveaux riches, old money and plebeian???...

    to shatter some illusions- i come from a very old money american wasp family, been here since 1650, came here with money on behalf of the king (so old there was nothing left for me!). my recent and...
  30. Re: Something New? Top 5 List for the Month of March 2008 - March 31st

    this month:

    mkk
    fumerie turque
    le dandy
    guerlain vetiver (antique bottle)
    cdg 2 man
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    Re: Your very first fragrance: when, why, where...?

    the late 80's, probably 12 years old. i got a sampler set of six colognes for christmas. lapidus, royal copenhagen, canoe, azzaro, can't remember the other two. i loved lapidus because it smelled...
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    Re: What's so great about Creed?

    i think it's the all-natural powdered unicorn horn they use so generously.
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    Re: How Long Do You Wait?

    usually a few months!
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    Poll: Re: For a Blind Date - Duro?

    i voted no, but glad the date went well! i tried this for the first time a few weeks ago and was put off by the pungent toothpasty oud smell. but your post inspired me to try it on again. as soon...
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    Re: What "real" fragrance resembles fresh dirt?

    another really earthy scent is terre de bois by miller harris. i remember trying it a few years ago and i think it was pretty decent. lots of vetiver, but not a "vetiver" scent, which i think is a...
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    Re: Has anyone smelled plain vetiver?

    i've never smelled the grass, but have smelled a few different pure vetiver oils. i wouldn't describe it as vibrant, but it certainly isn't flat. it's pungent and dark. kind of brooding. citrus...
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