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    favorite dry (non-sweet) fragrannce

    Hey guys,

    What are some non-sweet fragrances that you enjoy and that are also compliment getters from ladies?

    I know Guerlain Vetiver and Terre d'Hermes are 2 popular ones here that might fit...
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    Re: Time to pick a signature scent

    Hey, thanks for the informative response. I do enjoy Azzaro Pour Homme, but I find myself going for it maybe once or twice a month when it gets cold out (I live in LA). While it's nice, I find it a...
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    Time to pick a signature scent

    Hey guys,

    I am going through a massive simplification of my life, including clothes, watches, and yes fragrances. I know a lot of you here are against going with just 1 or 2 fragrances, but I...
  4. Infusion d'Homme opening, but lighly sweet woody base notes?

    Hi everyone,

    I LOVE the opening of Infusion d'Homme; no aquatic bullshit, its incredibly crisp and uplifting, slightly bitter with neroli.

    However, I find that the drydown becomes too soapy for...
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    upgrade from polo black

    i think polo black smells amazing and it's incredibly versatile. The citrusy beginning, just the right amount of woods, spices and sweetness in the dry down. However, it does feel very synthetic and...
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    Please help me find 2 ideal fragrances

    Hi everyone,

    I just moved to warm San Diego, and my fragrance wardrobe is due for a refresh.

    Basically I'm keeping 3 fragrances that I like, and found thanks to this forum: Kiehls Musk oil,...
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    Re: L'instant de Guerlain

    I'll wear it in the office for the most part...
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    L'instant de Guerlain

    I just tried this and it's BEAUTIFUL! It's subtly gourmand in the drydown and very sexy without being ostentatious.

    I have a question for the owners of this fragrance though: How would it hold up...
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    best scent experience in Paris?

    Hi gentlemen,

    I will have a short stopover in Paris as part of a business trip, and I was hoping to check out some in-Paris-only perfume shops. Considering that I will only have about 4-5 hours,...
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    Re: sniffing report

    Yeah, and now that I educated my nose to this, I really want to try Terre d'Hermes again to see if I'd appreciate it more.
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    Re: perfumed court decanters: is it legit?

    Awesome, thanks guys.

    I'm not ordering something that rare. I just fell in love with Bigarade Concentree, and I was thinking of getting a 2.5ml decanter version before making the investment in a...
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    perfumed court decanters: is it legit?

    I like the concept, but do they really sell the real thing? Or is it diluted/fake crap?

    Any experiences with them?
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    La Nuit alternatives

    Hi guys,

    I'm looking for an alternative to La Nuit de L'homme to use as my scent for going out at night. Although I enjoy La Nuit a lot, I'm trying to see if I can find something similar that's a...
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    soap & deodorant

    I was just wondering what deodorants you use to match all your collection. Do you have one deodorant you wear, or do you try to get matching deo. for all you perfumes?

    Is there one deodorant...
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    sniffing report

    So I got the chance to try a lot of fragrances these days, and wanted to write my impressions:

    Bulgari Pour Homme: Started of really nice, airy and light, citrusy (almost like some delicate green...
  16. Re: new signature scent: Bigarade Concentree, Platinum Egoiste or L'Homme?

    As to why V.E. and Colonia Intensa didn't make it to top 3:

    I agree that Vetiver Extraordinaire is a great cologne, but I don't think female reaction to it is pretty positive. I realize that you...
  17. new signature scent: Bigarade Concentree, Platinum Egoiste or L'Homme?

    Hi guys,

    I feel like I'm really bored of my current fragrances, and want to change things up by adopting a new signature frag (at least for the short term).

    I shortlisted these 3:
    Frederic...
  18. You have $100 and no fragrances; what wouldl you get?

    Thoughts?
  19. what frag to wear on a weekend trip to Paris

    Any ideas?
    I was thinking Platinum Egoiste...
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    Re: bigarade concentre vs. Dior Homme Sport

    thanks for the thoughts.
    my only worry about BC is that DHS has way better longevity on my skin. BC is gone after a couple hours
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    bigarade concentre vs. Dior Homme Sport

    I find both of these as excellent modern citrus fragrances that are very uplifting.

    I will wear these primarily during the weekdays for the office, and once in a while during day time on the...
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    Re: The most expensive smelling scents?

    AdP Colonia Intensa
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    Re: every day fragrance decision

    I actually see Azzaro PH as a special occasion fragrance. I agree that Hugo and Lacoste are good everyday fragrances.

    I think that singles out L'Homme as the best choice here, but I don't know ...
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    Re: Best fragrance for this summer

    YSL L'Homme or Dior Homme Sport would make great all-rounders in Middle East heat. (DHSmore uplifting and L'Homme more classy)
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    Re: Great Pineapple Spring/Summer Fragrance?

    I'm surprised this wasn't mentioned yet: Canali
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    Re: Good daytime/casual wear fragrances?

    HUGO is good, cheap and unique. I also enjoy Lacoste Essential for daytime.

    Other options might be YSL L'Homme, Dior Homme Sport, Allure Homme Sport
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    Re: If you Could Only Have Two ......

    Lacoste Essential and La Nuit de L'Homme
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    every day fragrance decision

    Hi guys,

    I'm trying to decide between Bulgari PH Soir, Dior Homme Sport and YSL L'Homme. What do you think?

    I currently own YSL La Nuit, HUGO, Azzaro PH, and Lacoste Essential for your...
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    Re: What else smells like Dior Homme Sport?

    +1

    My number one rule!
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    best "clean-cut" fragrance

    I'm looking for a fresh fragrance, not with a "sport" feel but rather a clean-cut, straight out of the barbershop feel.

    Here are some trial and error I experienced in my search:


    I feel like...
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    airport sniffing

    So I took advantage of going on an international flight and got to try out some scents I was curious about.

    Here are some impressions:

    La Nuit: One word: Awesome! This stuff is very sexy and...
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    Re: Teen cologne rotation

    You can't go wrong with affordable classics:

    Polo Sport and Cool Water for day wear, HUGO for going out!

    Also check out Antonio Banderas Seduction in Black.
  33. Re: my boss swears there are pheramones in his sweat, and that he smells sexy to women...

    I actually know a lot of people, who believes that and refuses to wear a deodorant even in summer.

    I find it gross, but to be honest it seems to work with the ladies for them. Maybe it's just the...
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    la nuit: second try

    The first time I tried La Nuit de L'Homme, i thought it was a synthetic sweet mess and quickly dismissed it. A couple days ago at the airport I gave it another shot on my skin.

    WOW! For some...
  35. Re: You ever REALLY want to like a fragrance but...

    I don't understand the Dior Homme Sport bashing.
    It's nothing special, but it's perfectly pleasant, i love the soapy ginger.
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    Re: cheap yet smells good?

    +1 for White Musk - poor man's Infusion d'Homme

    Also:
    Cool Water
    Chrome
    Azzaro Pour Homme
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    please help me find a fresh scent

    I'm looking for a versatile 'fresh' scent. (something that can be worn casually, as well as for the office, an all around pleasant inoffensive scent basically) Any suggestions?

    I tried L'eau...
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    Re: The best summer holidays fragrances are...?

    I second AdP Colonia (I wish it was more affordable)

    also Nautica Voyage (if you are cheap like me :))
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    polo black or armani code?

    what do you think?
    i'm also open to other suggestions that are similar to those two. (basically a versatile, slightly sweet and woody going out fragrance)
  40. Re: What is the official fragrance of a young professional?

    prada infusion d'homme
    bulgari man
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    Re: fragrance for going out at night

    Despite all the love for La Nuit here, I think I'll go with Armani Code. I think it's truly a masterpiece. Simple, yet wonderful and classy.
    I don't know if ladies generally like it, like La Nuit,...
  42. Re: If you were to pick just one fragrance - all weather, day and night, for every occasion

    Bulgari MAN!
  43. Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    I thought exact same thing when I tried Bulgari Man. Wonderful fragrance!
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    Re: your TOP summer scents for REAL HOT WEATHER

    +1 to Declaration Cologne, Infusion d'Homme and Dior Homme Sport
  45. Re: Gentlemen, take note of these words:- [ Humid + Hot + Above 30 degree celcius ]

    Acqua di Gio
    Infusion d'Homme
    Guerlain Homme
  46. Re: HELP- Soothing/strong scent for a stressed man

    D&G The One?
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    Re: Lets talk about the Allure Homme Original.

    I think Allure Homme is well liked by ladies, but doesn't have the same wow factor as La Nuit or Armani Code.
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    Re: Looking for signature scent

    In the same line as Terre d"hermes, but much less offensive: BULGARI MAN

    Otherwise Armani Code would also work perfectly as a signature scent, just apply lightly for daytime.
  49. Re: Most underrated scent? Signature Scent? Guilty Pleasure Scent?

    UNderrated: HUGO
    Signature: Bulgari Man
    Guilty pleasure: Armani Code
  50. Re: Top 5 best allseason day/night signature scents ?

    YSL L'Homme
    Bulgari Man
    Prada Infusion d'Homme
    Dior Homme Sport
    Guerlain Homme
  51. Re: Budget Friendly Alternative to Armani Code?

    Seduction in Black
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    Re: fragrance for going out at night

    Alright, La Nuit gets a lot of love in this forum, and I guess it's for a reason.

    How about La Nuit vs. Bulgari Black vs. Dior Fahrenheit?
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    Re: new signature scent, chime in!

    I don't know what everyone thinks of a signature scent, but I'm simply thinking of my go-to scent, which I can wear without thinking about what to wear regardless of occasion.
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    Re: new signature scent, chime in!

    comments well appreciated guys. Seems like it will be a toss-up between Bulgari Man and Guerlain Homme. I should do another round of sniffing at the mall before making the decision. :)
  55. Re: Your best people pleaser/just plain smells good frags

    Armani Code or Acqua di Gio
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    fragrance for going out at night

    I am in between these three:

    Chanel Allure Homme
    YSL La Nuit de L'Homme
    Armani Code

    What do you guys think?
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    Re: new signature scent, chime in!

    Interesting to see almost everyone favors Guerlain Homme. I should actually add Armani Code to that shortlist as well.

    It is such a tough choice, I wish I could buy all of them.
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    Re: Woody with sweet traces

    I think Armani Code fits the bill. It might not be woody enough for you though.
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    Re: Pick One Fragrance For Each Season.

    Winter - Azzaro pour homme
    Fall - HUGO
    Summer - Dior Homme Sport
    Spring - Prada Infusion d'Homme
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    Re: new signature scent, chime in!

    Let me clarify. I am in my early twenties, work in an office environment and travel a lot as well. Currently I am using mostly a rotation of Infusion d'Homme, Burberry Brit, HUGO and Azzaro Pour...
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    new signature scent, chime in!

    It's going to be one of the following:

    YSL L'Homme
    Dior Homme Sport
    Bulgari Man
    Guerlain Homme

    I really like all 4, I just want to see what you guys think of them?
  62. Re: List your top 3 fragrances and bottom 3 fragrances from your collection.

    Top 3:
    Azzaro PH
    Hugo
    Infusion d'Homme

    Bottom:
    Chrome
    Cartier Pasha
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme

    I think it's actually great for summer nights, since it's a a spicy but very dry fragrance.
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    Re: Fragrance while wearing all black

    musc ravageur or black xs
  65. brit vs. code vs. la nuit de l'homme vs. le male

    Ultimate showdown for best (mainstream) casual/going out/date fragrance.

    What do you think? My vote goes to La Nuit.
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    Re: Your Favorite Macho Fragrances

    azzaro ph for sure
  67. Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport or Azzaro Chrome? What is the best fragrance?

    Chrome is better value, but do yourself a favor and buy either Cool Water or Hugo. Both are much better fragrances than Chrome
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    Re: Impulse purchase right now: pick one or two

    Appreciate the comments. Ordered Infusion d'Homme by the way, pretty excited for it!
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    Re: what was your first legit bottle purchase?

    Hugo - Le Male - Brit
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    Re: simplifying your life

    I agree that variety is the spice of life. I just don't know if that has to be for materialistic stuff.
    It reminds me of my dad who just wore Brut, wore the same kind of suits and shirts and watch...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II or Burberry london

    Given what he already has - London, without a doubt
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    simplifying your life

    Don't you guys want to simplify your life sometimes? Like just a stack of same white shirts in your closet, just one great watch, just one great cologne.

    I'm really trying to reach that, but it's...
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    Cheaper ADP Colonia Intensa alternative

    I tried Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa, and I loved it. It's classy and elegant citrus, but it didn't give me a harsh old man vibe like some classic citrus cologens do. However, I can't justify the...
  74. Re: Looking past winter into the warmer upcoming months! Warmer favorite and to buy list this year.

    As it stands I have Polo Blue.

    Hoping to pick up one of the following: Cool Water, Essenza di Zegna, Zegna Z, Allure Homme Sport, Versace PH, YSL L'Homme
    Hard to pick one :)
  75. Re: Green Irish Tweed or Millesime Imperial for Teenager?

    As a teenager I'd really just pick up either Cool Water or Hugo.
    Very cheap, and all the teenage girls go crazy for it.
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    Re: Looking for a signature scent

    Either YSL L'Homme or La Nuit de L'Homme would fit the bill for you.
    Especially the former is an all-year, all-occasion very versatile scent.
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme

    This one is such a beautiful smell. I also got it from Marshall's for really cheap, the best blind buy ever!
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    Re: Impulse purchase right now: pick one or two

    Zegna Z would be a blind buy for me. The idea of it sounds good, but I'm afraid it will smell like Chrome, which I really started to dislike. How can a fresh smell be so cloying and annoying?
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    Impulse purchase right now: pick one or two

    Zegna Z
    Cool Water
    Essenza di Zegna
    Infusion d'Homme

    Which one to go for, right now?
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    Re: best 3 fragrance wardrobe

    I should definitely give Platinum Egoiste a try. I also heard Zegna Z is a pretty good casual fragrance. Any thoughts on that one?
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    Re: best 3 fragrance wardrobe

    How about Cool Water as the casual fragrance?


    By the way, I'm really digging Infusion d'Homme, that's likely to be my new office fragrance.
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    Re: all purpose warm weather fragrance

    How about Cool Water? It's cheap, but does it do the trick or is it outdone by some of the newer colognes?
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    the most italian fragrance

    Which fragrance do you think best captures Italian style and aesthetics?

    D&G Pour Homme? Gucci PH1? Essenza di Zegna?
  84. Re: If you were to pick just one fragrance - all weather, day and night, for every occasion

    Hugo
  85. Re: Recs for a Scent that is Reminiscent of Grand Canyon

    I say Euphoria by Calvin Klein. Wish it had better longevity...
  86. Re: 1930's, whiskey, coffee, apothecary, jazz: what fragrance? (pic included)

    I second that.

    I also strongly suggest "Bath House Spanish Fig and Nutmeg". It's a hidden gem; almost no one has it and it is such an understated and gentlemanly fragrance:
    ...
  87. Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Yep, I remember trying that one in Neiman Marcus, it definitely has similarities with TdH. Good call with that one!
  88. similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Is there a fragrance like that?

    I really like the general idea of Terre d'Hermes, the grapefruit, the vetiver, the salty earthiness. However, it is just way too strong for me, even with a light...
  89. Re: If you were to pick just one fragrance - all weather, day and night, for every occasion

    I think Infusion d'Homme would be a good contender in this category as well.
  90. Re: modern citrus fragrance with tobacco notes?

    I get more herbs than tobacco with D&G ph, but i only tried it on paper. Maybe I should give it another chance on my skin
  91. modern citrus fragrance with tobacco notes?

    Does it exist?
    By tobacco notes, I mean something that resembles the beautiful, rich smell of a cigar.
  92. If you were to pick just one fragrance - all weather, day and night, for every occasion

    What would it be?

    I vote Armani Code.
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    Re: best 3 fragrance wardrobe

    Haha, yeah, Chrome is going away, replaced by either Essenza di Zegna or Chanel Pour Monsieur. And I think I'll replace Polo Blue by either Versace PH or Allure Homme Sport.
    Despite the general...
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    Re: best 3 fragrance wardrobe

    Chanel PM is a great suggestion. I'm just worried I might not be able to pull it off as a 23 year old. And I'm not sure if girls my age would be into it either. It's definitely on my list for my late...
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    Re: best 3 fragrance wardrobe

    I heard a lot about Rive Gauche on this website and I really want to try it. I haven't seen it at a single store yet, though.
    Unfortunately Terre d'Hermes and Mugler Cologne just doesn't work well...
  96. Re: Very long lasting with great sillage fresh fragrance ? Does it exist?

    Chrome is certainly very long-lasting, but so synthetic that it's sickening
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    best 3 fragrance wardrobe

    I like to divide my fragrances in 3 categories for their uses, and here is what I have for each category:

    Inoffensive/elegant for the office: Cartier Pasha, Azzaro Chrome
    Fresh for casual use:...
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    Re: all purpose warm weather fragrance

    Thanks for the input guys! I will certainly give Dune PH and Versace PH a try. The reviews here look promising.
    Any other suggestions?
  99. Re: Which Frag Would Make You Smell Like Darth Vader?

    bulgari black, for sure!
  100. Re: Is Gucci Pour Homme 2's projection and longevity better then some think it is??

    I find that on my skin longevity is great. However, the projection is rather weak, but I find the weak projection as a plus on this particular fragrance. Otherwise it could become overly cloying.
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