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    Re: Very disappointed with PdM Herod

    +1

    When people recommended Godolphin as a substitute for Tuscan Leather I was so excited to try it. However it has NOTHING to do with TL nor was it the least bit interesting.
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    Re: Hows the sillage on Xerjoff Nio?

    I liked it from the sample I got from LuckyScent. It smells very similar to Amouage Opus V1 in the opening IMO but as time goes on the Amouage reaches a heavier base while NIO continues to stay light...
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    Re: LM Parfums

    Owned Black Oud and gave it away after a few weeks. Not worth it in my opinion although it's not bad. If I had to give it a color it would be "velvet purple". It's got that goth thing going for it.
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    Re: Help me pick a Vetiver that lasts

    3 sample trials from a SPRAY bottle at Sephora EDP. DOA IMO
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    Re: Help me pick a Vetiver that lasts

    I keep reading reviews that say his juice has been watered down beyond recognition. I tried VE a few years ago and thought it was rather light although beautiful. I'd hate to think what has become of...
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    Re: Help me pick a Vetiver that lasts

    +1

    Same thing with me after 3 sample trials.
  7. Re: What is the best floral musculine fragrance?

    I recently tried a sample of this again from LuckyScent ( a few weeks ago ) and it seemed to last a good amount of time on my skin. The OP might want to do the same then send them an email to confirm...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Can someone remind me when this comes out in the USA ? I am wetting my pants in anticipation.
  9. Re: Looking for smoky and leather frags, with HUGE longevity/sillage

    +1 but not a pleasant smell IMO.

    I highly recommend Knize 10 ***Golden Edition. No smoke but a FANTASTIC leather with EXCELLENT sillage and longevity.

    Forget about Leather Oud unless you can...
  10. Re: Any similarities between sahara noir and opus vi?

    I love both but only own Opus V1. SN has pitiful longevity for the price.

    Be Careful with Opus V1 though. I recently purchased a new bottle and my instinct tells me it might be a little bit...
  11. Re: Coromandel from Chanel Les Exclusifs - For Men?

    Fem all the way.
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    Re: Heeley longevity

    Issues NO DOUBT. It is too bad.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    YES. I replied " HYPE "
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    Re: Dior eau sauvage extreme

    I personally adored this fragrance. YES
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    Poll: Re: Are you a foodie?

    Food, Cigars, Tequila, Clothing
  16. Re: Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    It has to do with sexuality.
  17. Re: Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    My mother has always told me that real men don't wear "perfume". The funny thing is we are mediterranean (turkish/greek) and a lot of mediterranean men wear cologne.
  18. Re: Alright which one of you was this? (Kicked off plane...Dior)

    Was it the perfume the body odor or both ? The story wasn't clear.

    I am on the fence about wearing fragrance on the airplane. A light one is much needed IMO. When I smell all the gross smells...
  19. Re: Blu Mediterraneo = Pitiful Longevity

    All of my ADP experiences were awful longevity minus their oud fragrance which I thought was really cheap smelling.


    I remember trying Vintage Colonia and it was the same even back then.
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    Re: TomFord: Tuscan Leather or Oud Wood?

    You can do Oud/Wood better with a Montale or some other brand. Oud/Wood is as common as a Rose/Oud fragrance these days.

    Tuscan Leather is special. It has great longevity but only average...
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    Re: Which Houses are Worth the Cost?

    A good Amouage is definitely worth the cost.
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    Re: Niche frags that are a must?

    Totally agree....just like clothing.

    I like to wear things I can buy rather easily. The way out stuff doesn't interest me in this regard because If I get hooked and need another bottle it will...
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    Re: Niche frags that are a must?

    Everything was purchased on LuckyScent :) Minus the Leather Oud directly from Dior.
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    Re: Niche frags that are a must?

    +1

    I've been on a high end niche binge for a few months now. I wanted to "step up to the plate" and only buy amazing heavy hitters regardless of price. I got some nice things but to be honest I...
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    Re: Tom Ford From Lucky Scent ?

    I finally figured out what the Italian Cypress smells like to me. It smells exactly like the current Loewe Escencia being sold. Same creamy green. The bottle from Bloomingdales had a noticeable pine...
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    Re: Tom Ford From Lucky Scent ?

    Thank You for your response.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    I am begging and praying that this is a winner. I need a lower cost designer scent since niche is bumming me out. Looks great on paper....I am interested.
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    Re: Tom Ford From Lucky Scent ?

    I agree.

    I did not look at batch codes. The situation was already too much with the SA's. Either way between Saks Bloomingdales and Lucky Scent there were differences. I can't take that as...
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    Re: Tom Ford From Lucky Scent ?

    Not really because neither compared to the Bloomingdales tester I tried. If I had sampled either one I have on now prior to purchasing I would be $220 richer.

    Batch Variations IMO. Which is a NO...
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    Re: Tom Ford From Lucky Scent ?

    I just came back from Saks 5th Ave and of course I brought my bottle. I just couldn't resist. I had both SA's sniff my LuckyScent bottle and they both thought it was less rich than the tester they...
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    Re: Tom Ford From Lucky Scent ?

    +1

    As much as I love receiving packages you are 100% correct.
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    Re: Tom Ford From Lucky Scent ?

    When HELL freezes over ! LOL
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    Re: Tom Ford From Lucky Scent ?

    I love LuckyScent but for some reason my Italian Cypress seems weak. It was a heavy hitter for me when I tried it at Bloomingdales a few weeks ago.

    I don't know what to think when I spend so...
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    Tom Ford From Lucky Scent ?

    Just curious if anybody has purchased any TF Private Label from LuckyScent and how was your experience ?

    I purchased an Italian Cypress and it seems weaker than what I tried at the store. I...
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    Re: Tuscan Leather

    You are welcome.
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    Re: Tuscan Leather

    After owning IC for a while now I realize that IC is MUCH MORE than a clone of Z-14. It shares similarities to Z-14 as well as Polo Green and Loewe Escensia. However IC combines elements of the...
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    Re: Tuscan Leather

    Some similarities but there is no way you can substitute the quality and performance of TL for a $16 bottle from TJ Maxx. People have been saying it for years but it doesn't add up. If all you have...
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    Re: Tuscan Leather

    I just purchased TL an IC. I have been wearing TL for 3 days now.

    I really LOVE them both. TL is not a powerhouse on me. It turns into a soft leather with raspberry very shortly. Towards the...
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    Re: Dior Privee Line Weaker ?

    It worked like a charm for me during hot humid NYC summers. Less animal fur and more musk. I prefer it to the cooler months.
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    Re: Dior Privee Line Weaker ?

    Sorry I sold the bottle. I would advise to smell before buying or make sure the store policy allows for returns. Personally I would just forget about Leather Oud...It's over. I've already moved on.
  41. Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    By one or two top notch scents and save the rest of the money for when those bottles finish. IMO spending $4000 on fragrances is wasteful because chances are the other juices will turn before you...
  42. Re: Jubilation XXV horrible longevity and sillage

    +3

    Arm hair traps fragrance way better.
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    Re: Dior Privee Line Weaker ?

    I just sent Dior and email so hopefully I can avoid the dreaded phone call tomorrow. Lucky me though because I still have the original shipping box that it arrived in. I don't have the invoice but...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    + 1 So true. This one turns into brown sugar on my skin.
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    Re: Pure Malt 2013 Edition ?

    Well I finally got to smell this today at Macy's. I am assuming this is the current one.

    I've got to tell you I am absolutely stumped at what people are getting from this :

    THREE big sprays...
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    Re: Dior Privee Line Weaker ?

    It's like buying a baggie of coke no doubt.

    Hey lesson learned.
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    Re: Dior Privee Line Weaker ?

    Congrats. You got the good stuff :)
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    Re: Dior Privee Line Weaker ?

    Sorry I didn't mean it to be the actual url when I made the post....just that I bought it on the "Dior store online". Sorry to have confused people. It was slang.
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    Re: Dior Privee Line Weaker ?

    Would have been nice...agreed but I used up the older bottle a year ago. I had nothing but the current.
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    Re: Dior Privee Line Weaker ?

    Well I bit the bullet and just went to the Dior Boutique on 57th St. with my new bottle. I explained my situation to an SA and he was kind enough to smell my bottle. He assured me it was authentic...
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    Re: Dior Privee Line Weaker ?

    I'm not sure I want to go through this process "again". These situations do nothing but upset me.

    IE. I walk into the Dior Boutique with my bottle and say " This doesn't smell like my other...
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    Re: Dior Privee Line Weaker ?

    Dior online is the official "online" store. You can't get more official than that.

    I used up my 125ml of LO about a year ago so I know it well. It is a very potent distinct juice. I have a Dior...
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    Dior Privee Line Weaker ?

    I just received my bottle of Leather Oud from Dioronline.com that I recently re-purchased. It seems more astringent no honey and no skankiness. A much more polite leather oud. Longevity is still good...
  54. Re: Fragrance for the fall and winter that makes you want to cuddle?

    Serge Luten's Ambre Sultan reminds me of a Dec evening sitting in front of a fireplace with cookies and apple cider. WHY ? I don't know it just came across as one of those cozy cuddly scents.
  55. Re: Came back from vacation, found stuff stolen.

    That's horrible. Sorry to hear about it.

    When I travel I usually carry one 100ml bottle with me in my carry on (quart size bag). However I do own some bottles which are a 125ml that I cannot...
  56. Re: Frags you enjoy/respect, but would NOT want to wear in public?

    True That +2
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    Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    Whatever its worth I received a sample of Gold Man today from LuckyScent. I still don't like the scent but I am impressed with the performance. I washed my arm twice with *dish washing soap and I can...
  58. Re: what's the percentage of guys who wear any fragnace??

    I think fragrances have a bad rap in american culture. Sorry to bring it up but a lot of american guys think it's gay to wear cologne....pfft whatever. I remember growing up I got a lot of flack for...
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather 100ml
  60. Re: Halston Z-14 vintage - recent purchase

    ...and TF has excellent performance (longevity/sillage). Just save some money and get the good stuff. Problem Solved.
  61. Re: Which Amouage for women is most suitable for men?

    I wear J25 female and have really enjoyed the bottle that is ending soon. I wouldn't buy it again though. Mainly because Amouage supposedly watered down their female line and the dry down was a...
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    YES I couldn't resist.

    Thanks Chuck W...enjoy yours as well.
  63. Re: git vs aventus from neimans or fragrancenet

    Neimans all the way. You will sleep better at night.
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    I went nuts this week .

    Leather Oud
    Opus V1
    Italian Cypress
    Invasion Barbare

    Bridge.....Blindfold......Shot Glass...CREDIT CARD :)
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    Re: Invasion Barbare or Italian Cypress ?

    I just purchased both.
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    Re: Invasion Barbare or Italian Cypress ?

    Good Advice. If anyone can provide a link to that thread I would appreciate it.

    Agree with your assessment of 1725. I've tried it before.
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    Re: Invasion Barbare or Italian Cypress ?

    I agree and I am very grateful. Sorry if it came off differently.

    I am just not one to look for vintage in this day and age. Who knows where that bottle has been sitting for the past 20+ years....
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    Re: Invasion Barbare or Italian Cypress ?

    So you've had other times when you were impressed with MDCII then something made you change your mind ? I ask because the first time I tried IB I was blown away then the second time was maybe a year...
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    Re: Invasion Barbare or Italian Cypress ?

    The difference is the reformulated Z-14 is nothing more than a cinnamon bomb. Only the opening reminds me of the original Z-14. I purchased the new reformulation and I was repulsed by it. It is a...
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    Re: Invasion Barbare or Italian Cypress ?

    I appreciate the responses. You all make valid reasons....to buy BOTH :)

    These two are so different from each other but they both have at least one common denominator. They both do what they do...
  71. Re: Are Colognes Really Weaker or Is Olfactory Fatigue Worse than We Realize?

    What I think is interesting is how varied the degree of longevity and sillage can be for certain colognes then totally universal with others. IE. Nobody can argue the potency of Amouage...
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    Re: Invasion Barbare or Italian Cypress ?

    What kind of longevity are you getting from IB ? I tried it again last summer and it seemed to project like crazy for two hours then die down. It was a rather hot summer so that probably had a lot to...
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    Re: Invasion Barbare or Italian Cypress ?

    Well I stopped myself from spending $1060 ! I had like 4 fragrances in my cart.

    Before I hit submit order I had a change of heart and only purchased Opus V1 then 125ml of Leather Oud from the...
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    Invasion Barbare or Italian Cypress ?

    I am going on a shopping binge soon and I need a fresh/clean scent. I've already got the Oud's and the Leathers.


    My list is:

    Clive C

    Opus V1

    Leather Oud
  75. Re: Guerlain Heritage and Creed Bois du Portugal.

    Nice !!!!
  76. Re: Guerlain Heritage and Creed Bois du Portugal.

    That might be a vintage....lucky you. The times I have asked about it at Bergdoff Goodman they say they can order it but only in a BEES bottle.

    I think the BEES bottle looks great but who the...
  77. Re: Guerlain Heritage and Creed Bois du Portugal.

    Both fantastic fragrances...... with issues.

    Current Heritage EDT is way too light for the genre. Otherwise it would be my signature scent. The EDP comes in a BEES Bottle = No Way

    BDP starts...
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    Re: Guerlain's 500ml bee-bottle

    Don't buy the BEES Bottle. The juice will get destroyed. I purchased a Vetiver Bees Bottle and it was a total waste of money. It went bad in no time. WHY ? Every time you fill up your atomizer you...
  79. Re: Knize Ten Golden Edition vs AdP Colonia Leather Concetree

    Unfortunately the "real deal" is weak in longevity and sillage. The GE has WAY BETTER performance. This has been documented a few times already on base notes.
  80. Re: Knize Ten Golden Edition vs AdP Colonia Leather Concetree

    +1. Golden Edition is the BOMB !
  81. Re: Help me choose my next Amouage: Lyric or Epic.

    Have you sampled the current Lyric Extrait and what do you think about it ? I've read that the female extrait would be better than the male Lyric for man...deeper richer and darker ?
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    Re: Amouage Journey Man: mish-mash

    I referred to it as in the same vain as Mazzolari Man which to me is a Yatagan without the celery note. All of this is great but Journey Man's piss poor dry down ruined it for me.
  83. Re: Anyone successfully order Creeds on Amazon?

    Wow. Why get so angry that fellow members are watching out for each other's back ?

    It seems like you WANT people to risk bad purchases. I've dealt with a number of discounters including Amazon....
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    Re: Next fragrances you plan on purchasing?

    I plan on doing a binge of $1000 +

    1. Amouage Opus V1
    2. Clive Cristian C
    3. Leather Oud
    4. Purediantance M

    This will hold me for 2 years
  85. Re: Anyone successfully order Creeds on Amazon?

    Look at Smellyfinger's post.
  86. Re: Anyone successfully order Creeds on Amazon?

    The only seller I would trust on amazon is LUCKYSCENT....not even shipped and sold by Amazon.
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    Re: Vol de Nuit- AMAZING!

    The tester I tried was a spray at SAKS (Extrait) 2013
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    Re: Vol de Nuit- AMAZING!

    Saks has it and it is one of the better Guerlain Extraits. Longevity and projection are great.

    Sadly though I find the extrait to be leaning too far to the fem side for me. The EDT was/is perfect...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Hey as long as you are happy. Some of the niche are discounted but they still aren't cheap so you still take a risk IMO.

    I just don't think it is fair to judge Amouage by what you get on...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Very helpful link IPP thanks.

    So we can safely say that Fragrance.net and other similar sites buy old stock unwanted stock grey market merchandise and anything else they can get their hands on....
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Have any of you considered that what you are getting from Fragrance.net is not authentic or damaged goods ? If you look online you will see the disaster reviews this vendor has gotten. They are BBB...
  92. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    No offense but this is the type of thinking that causes problems. The smoking bans were the foot in the door for these types of rules. I too am bothered by smokers but I simply move. I rarely found...
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    Re: Are the Cheapies Really Worth It?

    Now you bring up another topic. Somehow some perfume makers ( Guerlain/ Tom Ford) have mastered the art of making amazing "smells" from cheap ass chemo ingredients that wither away within an hour OR...
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    Re: Are the Cheapies Really Worth It?

    I think Ziffy is spot on. IE. People rave about Ted Lapidus and Bogart fragrances for their longevity and sillage. I purchased roughly 3 bottles of Lapidus from different vendors to make sure I...
  95. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    Some people do just fine with LO in hot weather. I received many compliments wearing it last summer. It depends on the person.
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Does anyone know if Opus V1 has been reformulated ?
  97. Re: Roja Dove Amber Aoud Absolue Precieux

    So does it warrant the $1000+ price tag ? What are your thoughts on the longevity/sillage ?
  98. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    You can buy stronger deodorants overseas. Speed Stick Fresh in Mexico is WAY stronger than what is sold in the USA. I remember when Speed Stick Musk made in the USA could be worn as a fragrance by...
  99. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    Unfortunately I think it is true. Even on fragrance forums I've been reading posts that complain about a scent being "too powerful" or hating on 80's fragrances because they projected too much.

    ...
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    Re: Are the Cheapies Really Worth It?

    NO. I wasted a lot of money on cheapies and found them to be useless to me. I would have much rather owned one bottle of good cologne for all the crap I threw away.

    I think one of the best...
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