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    Re: Summer Frags

    Perhaps not the most sophisticated scent ever, but L'Eau Par Kenzo pour homme works really well for me in the heat.
    Also, He Wood - Ocean Wet Wood by DSquared2.
  2. Re: In 2015, what's the best alternative to Le Male?

    What about Spicebomb?
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    Re: Amazon Purchase

    I've returned products to Amazon with no problems, and they weren't even broken.
  4. Re: On the hunt for a creamy, sexy, coconut fragrance...anyone??

    I love Philosykos by Diptyque. It opens very green, then settles into a fig-coconut combination.
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    Re: Your first love...

    Axe Alaska. Hey, we all start somewhere...
  6. Re: What are your preferred D Squared HeWood frags?

    I own Ocean Wet Wood, I think it's an excellent warm weather fragrance. Haven't tried the others.
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    Re: Looking For A Classic Men's Fragrance

    Of all men's fragrances that I'd describe as "classic" (as in: gentlemanly, timeless, nostalgic, elegant), I like Eau Sauvage by Dior the best.
  8. Re: 32 year old guy needs some help finding a smell please

    Some stuff to try out, off the top of my head:

    Mugler Cologne
    L'Eau D'Issey pour homme
    Eau Sauvage Dior
    cK Be
  9. Re: Realizing I really like Vanilla, what am I missing

    Fahrenheit 32 - Dior

    Pure Man - Jil Sander
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    Re: Fragrance as aphrodisiac?

    I think it's a bullshit believe given an aura of relative credibility, because pheromones play a large role in the sexual behaviour of animals.
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    Re: Best modern fresh fragrances?

    What works for me:

    L'Eau D'Issey pour homme
    Ocean Wet Wood by Dsquared2
    -> mainstream aquatics; absolutely love those two

    L'Eau par Kenzo pour homme
    -> another nice mainstream aquatic;...
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    Re: About Laguerfeld Jako

    I remember it as a nice cK One-esque fresh scent with a grape-fruit opening. But I could be way off, it's been ages.
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    Re: molecule 01, a bestseller ?

    ^ is this really true? What is the ingredient, and where do you get it?
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle for a Great Cologne?

    I don't know yet if it's a great fragrance, but A*Men Pure Wood is the ugliest thing I've come across in a while. It will look particularly stupid if it's standing next to one of the He Wood's by...
  15. Re: Is there any fragrance for men that doesn't have the word "sweet" involved in the description?

    Ocean Wet Wood by Dsquared2 - aquatic and woody
    Kenzo pour Homme Boisée - aquatic and woody

    Hinoki by Comme des Garcons - woody

    Echo by Davidoff - aquatic/ozonic
    Amazingreen by Comme des...
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    Re: Lush to Discontinue Gorilla Fragrances

    haha Lush should write you a check :)
  17. Re: any fragrance for a tropical weather - Mauritius -

    ok thanks!
  18. Re: any fragrance for a tropical weather - Mauritius -

    Nope... can you enlighten me?
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    Re: Lush to Discontinue Gorilla Fragrances

    Should I blind-buy "Smell of Weather Turning"? The description sounds amazing, but I hate blind buying, and "Weather" is indicated to be an "online exclusive" on the website of my country, so I might...
  20. Re: any fragrance for a tropical weather - Mauritius -

    Isn't "monster sillage" unprofessional?
  21. Re: Do associations spoil a fragrance for you

    I don't think I'll ever be able to assess Cool Water "neutrally" (whatever that means.)
    Everybody wore it in high school - me included - and that was not a happy time for me.
    I'm curious how I'll...
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    Re: Finally sniffed Eau Sauvage... wow!!

    "Elegant" is the word that came to my mind as well, but I would say it's a little on the dated side.

    I'm in my early 30es, if that matters.
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    Re: Pick 2 from your collection

    Hilarious scenario aside, if I had to reduce to 2 fragrances, it'd be L'Eau d'Issey pour homme and Kenzo pour homme Boisé. Not my two most fancy fragrances, but they're both quite versatile and cover...
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    Re: Help with Oud fragrances please

    Well, there is Wonderoud by Comme des Garcons, but I actually prefere their Wonderwood, which also has Oud notes.
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    Re: Fragance for young girl

    I just gave a good friend Airborne by Chalayan as a gift, and she loves it. It's very fresh, more unisex than feminine.

    My friend's in her late 20es, tho, if that matters.
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle for a Great Cologne?

    L'Eau D'Issey pour homme is one of my all-time favourites, but I quite dislike the bottle.
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle Homme: your thoughts?

    I tried this ages ago, I don't remember how it smelled, I only remember really not liking it at all :/ funny enough, the girl who recommended it to me because she liked it on an other guy didn't like...
  28. Re: Some questions about A*Men by Thierry Mugler

    It's funny that you ask whether A*Men is still "relevant", because I tested it for the first time only a few days ago, and my main impression was that it smelled a bit overfamiliar and dated :/
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    Re: Whats next on your "To buy" list.

    I think Spicebomb just snuck onto my "buy sometime soon" list, despite my initial scepticism, and pretty bad longevity.
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    Re: Body chemistry and fags......

    Fags generally smell all the same on my skin: a mix of Le Male & sperm :P
  31. Re: "And the fragrances) I dislike the most are..."

    Lacoste Pour Homme - I had a bottle of this, because a guest from abroad forgot it at my place, and it was almost empty anyway, so it wasn't worth shipping it. Tried it several times. It's... just...
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    Re: Whats next on your "To buy" list.

    Hinoki by CdG
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    Re: Gift for friend, where do I start?

    I thought it was a bit like L'eau D'Issey pour homme, but more unisex.
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    Re: Gift for friend, where do I start?

    Thank you everybody for your input! I was at the store on Saturday, it's a really wonderful place, and I'll be going there again for sure. I have this suspicion that I'll be spending lot's of money...
  35. Re: What would you name your own fragrance creation?

    Lancelot
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    Re: Gift for friend, where do I start?

    Oh yeah, budget: I was thinking 100-150 euros.
    For reference, Fico di Amalfi is 109 euros for 150 ml in that shop (150 ml), Jardin is 456 euros for 250 ml.

    Thanks for the suggestions so far!
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    Gift for friend, where do I start?

    So, a female friends birthday is coming up. I've been exploring the world of fragrances lately, so I thought, why not buy her a perfume?

    It should be something special, so, not designer....
  38. Re: 18 year old guy looking for his first scent

    ^ I think Kenzo Pour Homme is neither particularly youthful nor particularly summery...
  39. Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    Spicebomb. It generally seems to be getting great reviews, so when I tried it, I was surprised that it kinda turned out to be a very sweet fragrance that didn't seem particularly sophisticated, and...
  40. Re: Fragrance references in fiction books or films

    Bringing the nerdery: In the X-Men mini series "Phoenix: Endsong", Emma Frost sais that she preferes Dior over Chanel.
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    Re: how important is bottle design for you

    I'm more likely to try a fragrance that has a bottle I like. And if I'm doubting whether or not to buy a fragrance that I've tested, a nice or ugly bottle might sway me this or that way.

    Recently,...
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    Re: Forbidden fragrances for high schoolers

    Wear whatever, just don't overdo it. Spraying on more of anything will not magically make you more attractive to whoever you're trying to impress.
  43. Thread: CDG Woods

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    Re: CDG Woods

    Haven't tried 2 Man yet. But I thought Wonderwood is more intense and lasts longer than the otherwise rather similar Wonderoud.
  44. Re: Clean, fresh, yet distinctive recommendations (men's)

    clean, fresh, bright fragrance. Maybe dipping a toe into "sweet" - try "Pure Man" by Jil Sander.
  45. Re: 18 year old guy looking for his first scent

    Always happy to champion l'eau d'Issey.
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    Re: CK Man vs Euphoria

    I don't know "Man", but I quite like "Euphoria". It's sweet, but not too sweet. I would put it in the same neighbourhood as "Le Mâle" and "Spicebomb", but it's less sweet than either of those. I get...
  47. Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    My cK Contradiction for Men has lost its top notes, when compared to a new bottle. But that was after 10+ years or so.
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    Re: The surreal world of the amateur perfumer

    We need open source perfumes, is my main take away :)
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    Re: What fragrance is your guilty pleasure ?

    Euphoria doesn't seem to have a great reputation, but I love it. Not really feeling guilty about it, tho. I also get the most compliments for it.
  50. Re: Turning 21, never considered my scent before.

    +1 L'Eau D'Issey for spring/summer.
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    Re: Overrated...

    Acqua Di Gio and cK One. Not sure if overrated, or just too popular.
  52. Re: Tara Reid launches Sharknado-themed fragrance Shark by Tara

    This is so hilariously demented, I kind of love it!
  53. Re: Top designer linear and safe fragrances

    My taste is mostly safe anyway... :)

    Spring: L'Eau D'Issey
    Summer: L'Eau par Kenzo
    Fall: cK Euphoria
    Winter: Kenzo pour Homme Boisée
  54. Poll: Re: L'eau D'Issey By Issey Miyake vs. Aqua Di Gio

    L'Eau D'Issey and Acqua Di Gio are both aquatic, but I agree that they aren't that similar.
    Personally, I strongly preferre L'Eau D'Issey, which I think has a bit more personality.
    I know AdG is...
  55. Re: Good Fragrance For All year long !! Also Winter

    Agree on L'Eau D'Issey. It's fresh, pleasant but not cloying, great for spring and summer, but versatile enough for all seasons. If you can afford just one fragrance, L'Eau D'Issey is a good choice.
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    Re: Who does apples the best?

    I hope you guys won't mind if I revive this old thing?
    I love apple, particularly green apple!

    I once had Body Shop fragrance called Apple Blossom (can't find it here in the directory, but it's...
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    Re: good look or not... ripped jeans on men

    If you're in your teens or early 20es, sure, go for it.
    Once you're a proper adult (whatever that means)... I can think of a couple of grown up guys who can pull it off, but for the majority: NO.
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    Re: Best & Favorites Shower Gels

    Olive by Body Shop - pleasant, mild, kind of sweet
    Grass by Lush - super fresh!

    Lime Tree Blossom by Hema - I used this when I was broke over a long period of time. Very affordable, but still...
  59. Thread: Bar Soaps

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    Re: Bar Soaps

    I love Karma by Lush, it makes my hands really smooth... but it's heavily scented.
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    Re: Androgynous Fragrances

    I always thought cK be is more masculine than unisex.
    But then again, I agree that everybody should wear whatever they feel comfortable with.
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    Re: winter fragrance recommendations?

    My favourite winter fragrance is Kenzo pour Homme Boisée. But I'm looking for more options myself so I'll keep an eye on this thread :)
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    Re: A sniff down memory lane

    When I was in my early teens, Cool Water and cK one were all the rage. I do not have fond memories of that time, so those two fragrances are completely lost to me.

    For some reason, Axe Alaska,...
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    Re: Next fragrances you plan on purchasing?

    My mind is currently flirting with L'Eau pour Homme by Kenzo.
  64. Re: Best sea salt / oceanic salty fragrances for men?

    Try Ocean Wet Wood by DSquared2.

    And I'm gonna have to give Kenzo pour Homme a try, after it got mentioned so many times.
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    Re: best summer vanillas

    Pure Man by Jil Sander for me.

    I also remember Fahrenheit 32 by Dior fondly, but I ultimately didn't buy a second bottle, and it was quite some time ago.
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