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    Re: Wow. bye designer hello niche.

    I don't care if it is niche or designer - as long the quality is high and it smells good
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    Re: The perfect classic men's fragrance

    What about a classical fougere - Fougere Royale from 1882 but re-issued. I think it is great.
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    Re: Looking for LICORICE!!

    Try Etro Vetiver


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    Re: AnimalHouse: your favourite animalic!

    Eau d'Hermes


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  5. Thread: Sigarette ash

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    Re: Sigarette ash

    Might be Fumerie Turque by Serge Lutens
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    Re: Best Comme des Garcons

    white, artek, kyoto


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  7. Re: What is your favorite designer (or niche) house for scents?

    Serge Lutens - for the quality and versatility


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    Re: Intringant patchouli errrr....

    My favourite patch. A bit floral and animalic with soft patch in the dry down. Excellent.


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    Re: What is the best floral musculine fragrance?

    I like these fragrances:

    Lily - Lys Mediterranee

    Osmanthus - Osmanthus Interdit

    Rose - Oud Ispahan/Lyric Man

    Orange Blossom - Fleur du Male/Fleurs d'Oranger (SL)
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    Re: "And my top 5 rose scents is..."

    Ops....I forgot the most beautiful rose of all: Guerlain - Rose Nacree du Desert

    It can easily we worn by a man in small doses.
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    Re: Guerlain Derby or Knize Ten Gold

    I prefer Knize Ten Gold for the bitter leather. Perhaps Derby is more 'dandy' and complex, but sometimes you want something 'to the point'.
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    Re: Does civet smell bad?

    Hmmm....I should try that! Thanks for advice. :wink:
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    Re: "And my top 5 rose scents is..."

    I AM a fan of roses

    Amouage - Lyric Man

    Serge Lutens - Santal Majuscule

    CdG - White

    Dior - Oud Ispahan
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    Re: What cologne would James Bond wear?

    He ought to wear - Bel Ami


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    Re: Whats your opinion on Mugler fragrances?

    Only Mugler cologne for me, the others make me feel sick


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    Re: What is the best TOM FORD fragrance?

    The two I like and own are Sahara Noir and Tuscan Leather


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    Re: Mediterranean scent

    For masculine...also try Gianfranco Ferre for men


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    Re: Mediterranean scent

    For masculine....also try Gianfranco Ferre for men


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  19. Re: i hate amen, will i like pure malt/pure havane?

    This is the only one I like - in this tropical climate



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    Re: Understanding Gucci's Envy for Men and GPH1

    Perhaps they are over-rated


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  21. Thread: Serge Lutens

    by farang
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    Re: Serge Lutens

    Serge Lutens is probably my favourite perfumer - if I had to choose only one. His fragrances are unique, innovative, long lasting and wearable.

    I Love: Fille en Aiguilles and Gris Clair....what I...
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    Re: Estee Lauder's Private Collection

    Private Collection (E.Lauder) and Aromatics Elixir (Clinique) occupy similar spaces in my opinion, although they are quite different in terms of smell. They are old style chypres of excellent...
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    Re: Feedback? ELdO's Rien v. Dior Leather Oud

    I prefer Rien, though both are interesting and challenging in their own ways. LO of course with a focus on leather and oud, dark and masculine. Whilst Rien being more playful, in my opinion, with...
  24. Thread: Best Sandalwood

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    Re: Best Sandalwood

    Thanks, Remik


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  25. Thread: Best Sandalwood

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    Re: Best Sandalwood

    What about the Serge Lutens sandalwood fragrances?
    Santal de Mysore, Santal Majuscule, Santal Blanc.
    Can someone pls describe the differences.
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    Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    Hermes - Bel Ami

    Chanel - Pour Monsieur

    Dior - Oud Ispahan




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    Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    After having sampled more fragrances, I have to say Apres L'Ondée, Guerlain
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    Re: Chanel No 19. Appreciation-Discussion Thread

    I own the current pure parfum and the vintage EDT. It has certainly changed/being reformulated. While I still like the current version, the vintage (perhaps about ten years old) is a much more...
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    Re: Portrait Of A Lady Vs Lyric Man

    I'll go for Lyric Man rather than POAL


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    Re: How does rain affect a fragrance?

    I find that Chanel Pour Monsieur suits me well on a hot, rainy day.


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  31. Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza - your thoughts?

    My favourite!
  32. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/23/14) Round 2: Rose 31 vs AdG Essenza

    ADG Essenza.
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    Re: Motorcycle leather tattoo

    +1 for Lonestar Memories


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    Re: Would you go for patchouli or vetiver?

    Vetiver for me.
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    Re: Where to buy what in malaysia.

    In Penang I recommend the Arab(?) trader S.A. Hamid Bin S. Hassan Baj at 184-86 Beach Street. He has an amazing collection of oil based fragrances, including pure oils (oud, sandelwood, etc).
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    Re: New Vero Profumo - ROZY

    Ok, I thought so. Thank you, Alfarom.
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    Re: New Vero Profumo - ROZY

    @alfarom, what is your take on it on the masc-unisex-fem scale?


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  38. Thread: Fleur de Liane

    by farang
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    Re: Fleur de Liane

    Doesn't feel feminine to me. Why should a rainy, tropical forest with a mild scent of flowers be feminine. This is a much lighter fragrance by Duchaufour than his other fragrances often dense with...
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    Re: You only get one....

    Acqua di Parma Intensa Oud


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  40. Re: Add Comme des Garcons Wonderwood to the Encre Noire/Sycomore Conversation

    I actually find CDC Artek more similar to the other two, than WW. A kind of pine like dry vetiver.


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    Re: Where to buy what in malaysia.

    I am going to Penang. Was thinking that there might be some local shops that sell interesting stuff, especially Indian/Middle Eastern. Any suggestions? Thank you.
  42. Thread: fragrance oils

    by farang
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    Re: fragrance oils

    Try http://www.perfumersworld.com/
  43. Poll: Re: Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    Love Fille en Aiguilles


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    Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    Have you tried Rose Nacree du Desert by Guerlain? It is a beautiful rose. A few other notes, but the rose is dominant.
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    Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    My 'masculine' favourite roses are Lyric Man and Rosam.


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  46. Re: What are the most 'challenging' ones among the Montale Ouds?

    Montale is not 'my cup of tea', none of them, sorry..


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  47. Re: why does everyone jump on luca turin's bandwagon?

    Agree. I subscribe to most of his assessments. Not all, but most. It's fun reading, I have learned a lot from it, and I have discovered fragrances that I would otherwise never have tried (such as...
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    Re: Good summer fragrance for a 15 year old?

    I think age is not important and you should go for a fragrance that is 'beyond' your age. Try something adventurous such as 'Rien' by ELDO or something from Comme des Garcons.
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    Re: Anything like Tobacco Vanille

    Kalemat by Arabian Oud occupies some of the same territory as TV. Sweet vanilla, tobacco, but also amber, honey, musk and not-so-strong oud. Less than $ 100 for 100 ml and a very good fragrance.
  50. Re: Fragrances that get you in the mood to enjoy classical music

    The classical Guerlains, I suppose
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    Re: Men Wearing Ladies Perfume

    Estee Lauder's Private Collection was made specially for her - but it is in reality a unisex chypre
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    Re: Fragrance in Bangkok, Thailand

    Good! More choices and more temptations.
  53. Re: If you had to chose only 1 cologne to wear for the next 5 years what would it be?

    Acqua di Parma Essenza
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    Re: summer night fragrance.

    Warm, tropical summer night?
    Then, nothing better than a rather heavy white floral.

    Favourites include:
    Lys Mediterrane by Frederic Malle
    Carnal Flower by Frederic Malle
    Narcisse Noir by...
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    Re: Tea for Two vs. L'Heur Fougouese

    Is l'Heure Fougouese similar to Palais Jamais by Etro?
  56. Re: Which Acqua di parma Colonia is the most soapy?

    Not sure about soapy, but Essenza is more floral than the others with orange blossom, rose in moderate doses. I love it! I find the others good, but perhaps a bit boring dominated by citrus.
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    Re: Best Green fragrances?

    'Greens' are among my favourites too.

    I second

    - Fleur de Liane
    - Vie de Chateau
    - Guerlain Vetiver
    - No 19

    in particular
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    Re: Perfume that represents insanity and chaos

    Also try Guerilla1 by Comme des Garcons
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    Re: What are the 3 best GREEN fragrances?

    Could be:

    Chanel - Pour Monsieur (and no. 19)
    Etro - Palais Jamais
    Nicolai - Vie de Chateau Intense
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain Les Déserts d'Orient Poll

    Personal rating is

    1. Rose - a most beautiful rose
    2. Songe - good but somewhat too strong/harsh for me
    3. Encens - kind of weird main note for me, perhaps because it is so unusual
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    Poll: Re: The Entire Line..

    For me - Serge Lutens
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    Re: Your 10 Modern Masterpieces?

    Mine are mostly on the lighter side

    Lyric Man
    Rien
    Adp Essenza
    Fille en Aiguilles
    Fleur de Liane
    Fleur de Mal
    Sycomore
    Sahara Noir
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    Re: Your favorite fragrances by JCE?

    Agree with this 👍
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    Re: 2004 L'heure Bleue?

    Thanks for advice. I found one bottle of LHB parfum on eBay from mid 2000s and it smells amazing. Dark amber coloured liquid.

    Thanks to MR also for alerting us to to ALO. I purchased a new...
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    Re: Looking for a brutal parfume for a man

    RIEN - it's attractive as well
  66. Thread: Frederic Malle

    by farang
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    Re: Frederic Malle

    I have tried most of them, but just a few seem to fit my taste.

    Angelique sous la pluie - is a beautiful and fragile fragrance - Angelica in the rain, but short lived
    Lys Mediterranee - is my...
  67. Thread: Manly Chypre

    by farang
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    Re: Manly Chypre

    Chanel Pour Monsieur is perfection for me
  68. Re: What is according to you the best men's Guerlain fragrance?

    From what I have tried:

    Vetiver (vintage) is my favourite. The current edition is a bit sharp.

    From the unisex/female line, I like:
    - Apres l'Ondee
    - Sous le Vent

    They work perfectly well...
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    Re: Fragrance in Bangkok, Thailand

    For the Art of Perfume exhibition on 11th January, please bring along some of your special/unique/interesting perfumes so we can share and smell and learn about perfumes we don't know.
  70. Re: Newest Montale - Aoud Heritage (Green Aluminum Bottle)

    Thank you, that's nice of you.
  71. Re: Newest Montale - Aoud Heritage (Green Aluminum Bottle)

    Yes, thanks. I will certainly try Attar.
  72. Thread: Skin and scent

    by farang
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    Re: Skin and scent

    There is no doubt that skin (chemistry) influences longitivity, sillage, smell etc. I think for some fragrances, it doesn't make much of a difference, but for others, they can smell vastly different...
  73. Re: Newest Montale - Aoud Heritage (Green Aluminum Bottle)

    Thank you, Hednic!

    I have not tried many of the Montales. I didn't like Dark Aoud - too harsh and medicinal. And Red Aoud was too much gourmand for me.

    I'll try the five you recommend, plus...
  74. Re: Newest Montale - Aoud Heritage (Green Aluminum Bottle)

    What's your favourite Montales - let's say top 5, Hednic?
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    Re: Recommend some oud fragrances?

    My favourites are:

    - Rosam: oud + roses++
    - Colonia Intensa Oud: oud + citruses++
    - Terryfic Oud: oud + red berries++
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    Re: What is your favourite Oud?

    What about Rosam (Histoires de Parfumes)? Is it based on oud wood? It smells a bit similar to Oud Isphahan.
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    Re: What to wear to the opera?

    My opera fragrances are the old classics.

    - Knize Ten
    - En Avion by Caron
    - Narcisse Noir by Caron (vintage)
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    Re: Most hated fragrance

    Agree on A*Men
    Also, Dark Aoud - Montale
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    Re: Colonia Intensa Oud is Grossly Underrated

    My favourite oud for daytime wear
  80. Re: Fragrances with NO NEGATIVE REVIEWS on Basenotes

    Fleur de Liane - by Duchaufour no less - and it seems to be dicontinued soon
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    Re: Pick 3 from Chanel

    Pour Monsieur

    No 19

    Sycomore
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    Re: I tested Amouage Interlude Man

    Try Lyric - pure bliss
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    Re: Fragrance in Bangkok, Thailand

    Thank you all - you are welcome.
    The updated address is suite 433 (4th floor) in the Silom Galleria Building/Jewlery Trade Centre, next to Holiday Inn Silom.
  84. Thread: Thailand

    by farang
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    Re: Thailand

    Perfume event in Bangkok on 11 January at Thavibu Gallery in Silom, 3-8 pm. (google location). All BNs are warmly welcome.

    Press release:
    One may look upon perfumery as an art form; using...
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    Re: Fragrance in Bangkok, Thailand

    Perfume event in Bangkok on 11 January at Thavibu Gallery in Silom, 3-8 pm. (google location). All BNs are warmly welcome.

    Press release:
    One may look upon perfumery as an art form; using...
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    Re: The smell of dry Forest/ Pines

    I really like Itasca, a masculine forest scent, I would say. But alas, it is very short lived on my skin, about two hours only. If it was longer lasting, I would surely get a full bottle.

    I...
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    Re: 'Fruity' for a teenage girl

    Thanks, Cacio and Kewart. I'd like to find something not too challenging since I don't think young girls would like this. But I also want the fragrance to stand out and be something that not all...
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    Re: 'Fruity' for a teenage girl

    Yes, this is a good idea! Thanks, Xscent.
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    'Fruity' for a teenage girl

    I'll buy a fragrance as a gift for my teenage niece and she said 'fruity' when I asked what she likes. Any suggestions? I was thinking of perhaps...Womanity Eau pour Elles - Mugler?
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    Re: Fragrance in Bangkok, Thailand

    Yes, recently arrived. At Siam Paragon dep store.
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    Too strong for me, sorry
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    Re: Top 3 unisex fragrances

    CHANEL - produce very high quality fragrances. Chanel is really elegant.....
    And many of them are completely unisex. There are few (none?) exclusively butch masculine fragrances from the house.
    ...
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    Re: designer men's fragranes with jasmine?

    Also - Mon Patchouly by Ramon Monegal
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    Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    I AM a rose fan :laugh:

    1. Lyric Man - Amouage
    2. Rose Nacree du Desert - Guerlain
    3. Rosam - HDP/Saffron Rose - Grossmith
    4. Hommage Attar - Amouage
    5. Portrait of a Lady - Malle

    I have...
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    Re: Kyoto versus Avignon

    It might have to do with different noses, but I feel Avignon to be soapy. I also think Heeley's Cardinal smells soapy. Perhaps some people smell the soapy-ness, and some don't (genetics).
    So, I'd...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Considering the heat here now (40'C, 100'F):
    Sel Marin - Heeley
    Pour Monsieur - Chanel
    Fleurs d'Oranger - SL
    Un Jardin en Méditerranée/Concentré D'Orange Verte - Hermes
    Bergamotto Marino - Ferre
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    Re: Good lord, I just tried a sample of A*men

    +++
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    Re: Amouage Lyric Man

    Love it
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    Re: Fragrance as art?

    Yes, it is a form of art. Top notes, middle notes and base notes...

    Other art forms can be broken down into elements as well, such as music (harmony, melody, rhythm, etc) and painting...
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    Re: Trouser droppers?

    I don't know.....but Rien is amazing anyway.
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