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  1. Re: Favorite Sandalwood Scent with good longevity?

    Lorenzo Villoresi Sandalo.
  2. Re: Forgotten gems : INSENSE', by Givenchy (1993)

    I actually purchased this when it was released, long before professing any specific interest in fragrances.

    Used it for a few years in my youth, packed it when I moved out of my...
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    Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    Portrait of a Lady
    Lyric Man
    Lumiere Noire pour Homme
    Opus 1870
    Rive Gauche
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    Re: Kyoto versus Avignon

    I like them both, but prefer Kyoto which I consider more wearable. It's not as dry as Avignon and has more pine. I agree with farang that Avignon (and Cardinal) have a "soapy" vibe.
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    Re: Quick stop in Paris, new Diptique?

    Unfortunately not. I got the impression that it was stocked already, but he wouldn't say anything further.
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    Quick stop in Paris, new Diptique?

    Just got back from a week in Paris. It was our first visit, so not much time spent exploring the obvious wealth of frangrances in this great city.

    We did manage to stop by Editions de Parfums...
  7. Thread: Rose 31

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    Re: Rose 31

    I found it to be one of the better Le Labo offerings, but inferior to other scents that i already own- Lumiere Noir pour Homme, Lyric man, Opus 1870. Opus 1870 is probably the closest in style, and...
  8. Re: Thinking of purchasing Kyoto or Jaisalmer...Suggest one for me please

    Kyoto, because it's awesome.
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    Re: CdG Avignon or Zagorsk?

    My preference from the series is Kyoto, but of the two you mentioned- Avignon. Why not sample them all?
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    Re: Your Top 5 Most Worn This Winter?

    Opus 1870
    Lumiere Noire pour Homme
    Tam Dao
    Rive Gauche pour Homme
    Lyric Man

    Mostly rose and woods it would seem.
  11. Re: To what end will this fragrance journey lead YOU?

    My predicition is in a retirement home with no cash and 4000 bottles of scents.
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    Re: best acqua di parma?

    Sampled most of their line, nothing struck me as exceptional but I did purchase Colonia Assoluta.
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    Re: Your Most Worn Fragrances of 2012?

    Diptyque Tam Dao (winter)
    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta (spring)
    Hermés Eau d'Orange Verte (summer)
    YSL Rive Gauche pour Homme (fall)
    Lumiere Noire pour Homme (winter)
  14. Re: What will be your Christmas SOTD this year?

    I don't plan fragrance in advance, but possibly Heeley Cardinal. Or maybe a spicy vetiver- Floris or L'Occitane.
  15. Re: Anybidy tried Oberon by Cotswold Perfumery?

    I don't recall it atm, but I have a sample somewhere. Will get back to you with my impressions as soon as I have the chance to wear it.
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    Re: Histories de Parums

    The price is right, but the selection at the moment is terrible. Six samples in a bag, but only four fragrances are available. I think someone mentioned that this varies depending on what they have...
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    Re: What's your favourite birth year scent?

    1971- Rive Gauche
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    Re: Top Complimented Niche?

    Lumiere Noire pour homme, Tam Dao, Opus 1870.
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    Re: The OFFICIAL Aventus thread (at last)

    I sampled it, thought it was boring, it gave my gf a migraine. End of story.
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    Re: Woody Cologne

    +1


    Cedar colon sounds uncomfortable.
  21. Re: Epic man vs Jubilation XXV vs Honor man vs Memoir man

    I prefer Jubiliation XXV, but I consider all four hard to wear. Honour Man is probably the most wearable.
  22. Re: Whats the most common central note in your wardrobe?

    Probably rose and/or vetiver.
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    Re: Diptyque Volutes, EDT or EDP?

    I own the edt, haven't tried the edp. Longevity is high for me.
  24. Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    As I recall, Drakkar Noir and Givenchy Xeryus. I was a teenager but apparently had decent taste. :smiley:
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    Re: Eau De Pamplemousse Rose..Hermes

    Bought this for my girlfriend, we both enjoy it. Longevity is weak, but it´s one of the best grapefruit scents I've encountered. It's a "clean" grapefruit, as opposed to for instance Czech & Speake's...
  26. Re: L'Homme Infini by Divine - Any opinions yet?

    I´m really fond of Divine generally, enjoy pepper notes , and I've actually been looking for an oak-based scent. The timing seems fortuitous, maybe I'll hold off on that Chêne purchase.
  27. Re: Help wanted: Ambre Russe, L'Ombre Fauve or Chergui?

    I would say Ambre Russe, though I might suggest sampling Diptyque Volutes as well. More wearable than Chergui imo.
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    Re: Diptyque Volutes - new fragrance

    I just blind bought the edt, and I´m still on the fence. I think I was expecting more tobacco and pepper, and less amber and honey.
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    Re: favourite Penhaligon's scent?

    Opus 1870.
  30. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Homme - I just tried it!

    Amyris Homme is nice, but somewhat generic. I need to sample it a bit more. It´s definitely "safe" and longevity is quite good.
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    Re: If you could only own one Amouage...

    Haven´t tried the attars. Thus far the only Amouage I´ve actually pulled the trigger on is Lyric Man.
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    Shoyeido in Europe?

    I´m looking for a Shoyeido incense source in Europe, as shipping from the US is excessive for small orders. Anyone know of one?
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    Re: What scent did you wear in high school?

    Givenchy Xeryus.
  34. Re: Does Tam Dao by Diptyque really smell like the real sandalwood oil to you?

    Yes. I´m wearing it today, sniffing as I write. Mainly cedarwood though.
  35. Re: What was the last fragrance you had to scrub off, or at least contemplated doing so?

    Amouage Reflection Man.
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    Floris Vetiver (discontinued), Vetiver Extraordinaire.
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    Re: Which Bottle Size Do You Often Buy?

    The smallest available. I have yet to finish a bottle.
  38. Re: What are you itching to buy, before this winter comes ?

    Amouage Honour Man
    Divine L'homme Sage
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    Re: Colonia, Assoluta or Intensa?

    Assoluta. Colonia is a bit dull, and Intensa and Essenza not to my taste. I get a synthetic vibe from Intensa and Essenza is less citrus and more floral (not in a good way).
  40. Re: recommend me 3 frags out of 6 from the amouage line plz

    Lyric Man, Jubilation XXV, Honour Man. Reflection is not something I would wear, nor should anyone IMHO.
  41. Thread: Deodorant

    by Tabularasa
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    Re: What deodorant do you use?

    +1.
  42. Re: What Are You Wearing This Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/etc.?

    Tauer Lonestar Memories and/or L'air du Desert Marocain.
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    A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose?

    I have a somewhat specific query. I´ve recently become rather fond of certain rose-heavy masculines, and I´m looking for advice on how to proceed.

    I enjoy (and own) Amouage Lyric Man, Penhaligon´s...
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Egoiste or Serge Lutens Chergui

    Egoiste. I don´t find them to be very similar.
  45. Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    I have no experience with Le Male, but I do get the corn note and find Reflection repugnant. It´s the only Amouage I´ve tried that I don´t like.
  46. Re: Does any man on here actually like Amouage Gold?

    Like it, yes. Wear it, no.
  47. Re: I'm hooked on Hermes' Blanche Gentiane..............surprised that it has such longevity!

    I´m very fond of it. The longevity of the iris/chili note is impressive.
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    Re: Your opinion: Opus 1870 or Tam Dao

    Get both :)
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    Re: Any Philosykos Fans in Here?

    Like it, but haven´t purchased as I´ve satisfied my fig cravings with Jardin de Kerylos. Ninfeo Meo is another pleasant alternative.
  50. Re: What about Eau de Gentiane Blanche by Hermès ?

    Blind-bought it discounted. Uniquely peppery, I like it. Was great for spring, but I´m not wearing it as much in warmer weather. I find it quite dissimilar to French Lover.
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    Re: Floris Vetiver

    Bought it blind when it was discontinued. Like it a lot better than anything else that Floris is offering these days.
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    Re: Help me choose a summer frag

    Geranium pour Monsieur or perhaps Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge.
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    Re: Eloge du Traitre or Yatagan??

    I´ve sampled both and purchased Eloge. I wouldn´t describe it as duller than Yatagan, it is perhaps a bit more subtle.
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    Re: about to make the leap for Encre Noire!

    If you want to try something new, based on your wardrobe I would say go for it. It´s very nice.
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    Re: Le Vainqueur by Rancé

    Sampled it a while back, liked it. It´s a good quality frag, but I personally found it a bit too generic to be bottle-worthy. Nice though.
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    Re: what is the WORST smelling fragrance

    +1. Also Knize Ten.
  57. Thread: Opus 1870

    by Tabularasa
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    Re: Opus 1870

    Haven´t worn Opus since March, but as soon as the weather turned cooler I found my bottle at the back of the shelf. I´m wearing it at the office today.

    Longevity seems unusually variable with this...
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    Re: Encre Noire by Lalique???

    1) Yes. It´s a lot more wearable than Route du Vetiver and more affordable than say Vetiver Extraordinaire (which I also like).
    2) Not familiar with Story, but it compares favorably with other...
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    Re: Fragrances with a noticeable Pepper note

    Penhaligon´s Opus 1870
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    Re: http://www.cheapsmells.com/ OUTSTANDING!!

    I agree. I´ve ordered some Hermès, Lalique and other random stuff and I haven´t been disappointed so far. Shipping to Sweden was reasonable in cost and farily quick as well.
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