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  1. Re: Armouage Dia Man: I can't smell it, but it's there

    Have same problem with Dia and Jubilation
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    Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    I have to admit, I have never seen a fragrance drawing so much discussion like Aventus . Four pages of posts and counting after the initial post 3 days ago. It is amazing . I just wish I would enjoy...
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    Re: Creed box differences, NM vs Fragrancenet

    The only difference , I think , is how old the bottle. I checked few times , and I find fragrancenet, Lily Direct and beautyencounter products tend to be more than one year old , while NM and other...
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    Poll: Re: BEst fig based fragrance

    Marc Jacobs from the list . I find the Diptyque Philosykos to be too green, almost unwearable .
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    Re: Recommend me a long lasting fresh scent

    Acqua di Parma intense and Tom ford Azure lime. Both have good longevity.
  6. Re: Chanel Sycomore: Lots of Negative and Unusual Complements

    I agree that some Vetiver-based fragrances are not popular , however I had good luck with some like Guerlain Vetiver and Terre d'Hermes . The ones that I enjoy the most like , Sycomore, Christian...
  7. Re: Which long-term fragrance are you still excited to wear?

    Derby
    Havana
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Escada
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    Re: What is your favorite Creed and why?!

    GIT , imperial and spice and wood. Not really sure why, but I wish they were longer lasting .
  9. Re: Roja Dove/Creed/Dior Privee/Tom Ford Private Blend/Amuage/Armani Prive/Jovoy Paris/Anat Fritz/Ch

    Just received my share and bottle of Richwood . Thank you Remik for the extraordinary care and attention to details . You are awesome.
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    Re: You're Greatest Citrus Fragrance

    Acqua Di Parma colonia intensa ( has great longevity and silage) and Azure lime or neroli Portifino from Tom Ford( I prefer Azure Lime)
  11. Re: les Exclusifs suggestions for a "Chanel man"

    Bois des Isles is very close to Egoiste . i think it is a good fragrance . Coromandel is patchouli-besed if he likes patchouli. I second the suggestion regarding sycamore
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    Re: Did Ralph Lauren really just do oud?

    This means the Oud from other houses is selling, so why not?
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    Re: Most potent in-production designer fragrance?

    Azzarro
    Aramis
    Gentleman by Givenchy
    DHL by Aramis
    Giorgio Beverly Hills
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    Bleecker Street
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Lately I have been getting a lot of compliments wearing Bleecker street by Bond 9
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    Re: L'Artisan - Bertrand Duchaufour

    I like some of this house fragrances but longevity is weak for a niche house
  17. Re: If you can only get one kilian which one would you get and why?

    Pure Oud and musk Oud
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    Re: How is Black Afgano?

    I like it but I prefer Duro over it as it is more wearable. You have to try it before you buy it. Definitely not a blind buy.
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    Re: Anyone ordered from rojadove.com?

    I ordered online from them . I live in the US . It took three weeks. I thought it was too long , but I was not in a hurry. They charged my credit card right away, and didn't process the order for a...
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    Re: New to florals need some advice

    I would try lumiere noire ( rose and patchouli) and APOM ( white floral) both by MFK and available at NM
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    Re: Maison Francis kurkdjian

    My favorites are lumiere noire and APOM
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    Re: Is Straight to Heaven worth a blind buy?

    Longevity and silage are average. Was not a blind buy for me . I got the discovery set ( I don't know if they sell it) one year before I pulled the trigger on this one. If you have a local SAKS. I...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Portrait of a Lady
    Clive Christian X
    Derby
    Grey Vetiver
    Javanese Patchouli
  24. Re: what do you research before buying a fragrance?

    Notes, price , longevity and sample . Reviewes could be misleading sometimes as what works for somebody , does not work for me sometimes.
  25. Re: Which Chanel Exclusifs and Armani Privé should I try?

    From Chanel: Coromandel , Bois de isles
    From Armani Prive : Oud Royal and Rose d Arabie
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    Re: Erolfa lasting power?

    Nice fragrance but weak . Made it hard for me to justify the price. My experience with most of the creed's is similar . They make exceptional fragrances with supotimal performance IMHO.
  27. Re: Does your wardrobe cover all 12 groups in the note family?

    I have at least one from each family. The one least represented in my collection is fruit as I preferred as a food not as a smell
  28. Re: What is the most niche feeling fragrance to you?

    Portrait of a Lady
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    Re: How are Jo Malone perfumes?

    I like the saffron one but it is nothing after 15 minutes . I could not justify the price.
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    Re: Recommend a wedding fragrance

    Bleecker street and Chez Bond have good longevity and silage
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    Re: Scents you'd love to see re-released/made

    Gucci Envy and M7
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    Re: Your first love...

    Havana and Escada pour Homme .
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    Re: best tobacco scent?

    My favorite tobacco is Dolce and Gabbana before the reformulation . Havana and TF tobacco Oud are also great.
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    Re: Bois d'Iris - Beautiful

    Thank you
  35. Re: Undecided. Can someone talk me in or out of getting LIDGE?

    I own both LIDG and LIDGE , they are average . I rarely use them.
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    Re: Bois d'Iris - Beautiful

    How is longevity on this one?
  37. Re: Dior Privee Line pruchase - Oud Ispahan or Ambre Nuit?

    The better one is OI in my opinion , but Amber Nuit is more wearable especially to the office. I love OI , but I rarely wear it to the office. So for your purpose, I would go with Amber nuit .
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    Re: Creed Spice & Wood vs. Terre D'Hermes

    Spice and Wood . I wish it would last longer though
  39. Re: Going to a big board meeting, what should I wear?

    Chez Bond or Invasion Barber.
  40. Re: Which fragrance do you use the most/least of when applying

    Least : Portrait of a Lady, Black Afgano, Clive Chrisitian X and C and Leather Oud
    Most: all the Creed I have especially GIT and MI, and some of the newer Guerlain's
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    Re: do you like the smell of patchouli?

    One of my favorite notes like in Chanel Coromandel and Zegna Javanese Patchouli.
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    Re: Just discovered "the scent of peace"

    One of my favorites from Bond 9 and as usual from this house, performance is not an issue. Cannot ignore the resemblance to Aventus though.
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    Re: Powder: Masculine or Feminine ?

    Powder by itself is not a note . They usually use different notes to create the "powdery notes or effect" . I find it leaning towards feminine when iris ,violet and heliotropes are used and more...
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    Re: Apologies to everyone - I was a jerk :(

    We all get excited about our choices with fragrances. The fact you apologized in a thread shows that you are a good human being . I will continue enjoying your comments and the discussions here on...
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    Re: Your Collection.

    300+ full bottles . I try to use at least 3 fragrances per day so I get to enjoy them all.
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    Re: Bond no.9 Bleecker Street, discuss...,

    It is one of my favorites from Bond 9 and I get compliments every time I wear it .
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    Re: Clive Christian X

    Sorry , I have both Clive Christian X and Costume National , and I don't find them even close . Nothing as satisfying as Clive Christian X in the fall and winter.
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    Re: Best Work Scent?

    My favorites for the office are : Chez Bond, Diptyque 34, Bleecker Street and Dior Sport. I think I have worn everything from my collection to the office so far except Leather Oud and Montale Black...
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    Re: What is the average age here?

    41.
  50. Re: Is it degrading for a man to wear a scent that smells unisex or even feminine?

    The only two female fragrances I like to wear are portrait of a lady and Coromandel . I think a lot of males would wear those two if they were promoted as male or unisex . I don't like to wear flora...
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    Re: Buying an entire line.

    Never done it before and I don't think I will do it for the purpose of completing a collection. I will only buy it if I like it.
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    Re: Fragrances that people around you hate

    My wife hates Clive Christian C and CD leather Oud
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    Re: Worst retailer that you've done business with

    My worst experience was with a sales manager at one of the Nordstroms . There was a Bond event ( buy two bottles, get tester free) . She didn't know about it and the bond person was gone for the...
  54. Re: What Are The Best Tobacco Colognes...Without The Sweet

    Dolce and Gabbana ( the original 1994 formulation) has a nice tobacco . A newer one that is comparable is TF Oud Tobacco . Neither one is sweet.
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    Re: which fragrance will you always have?

    Clive Christian X and no 1
    Portrait of a lady
    Derby
    Duro
    New York Oud and killian pure Oud
    Chez Bond
    Diptyque 34
    Acqua di Parma Intensa and many others
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    Re: 3 Fragrances every young man should have !

    Dior Sport
    Armani Code
    Spicecomb
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    Poll: Re: Best from Tom Ford

    Noir de Noir
  58. Re: Favourite and least favourite sprayer/atomizer?

    I only remember the ones gave me trouble , which are The Creeds. I tend not to remember them if they do what they are supposed to do :)
  59. Re: Yohji Homme - does it sometimes make you nauseous ?

    I got it as a gift long time ago and used it once in 10 yrs . It did not make me nauseated specifically , but it did not impress me.
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    Re: Whats The Big deal With Guerlain...

    I would not consider any of the ones you tried as masterpieces , and definitely didn't contribute to Guerlain's reputation . If Guerlain stops producing their older masterpieces, they will be less...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, October 5, 2014

    Purevian Ambrette
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Zegna Peruvian Ambrette, Javanese Patchouli and Florentine Iris, love all three especially the Ambrette
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, October 4, 2014

    Clive Christian No 1
  64. Re: Am I the only one who can't seem to pickup different notes?

    I started doing better after buying fragrances that are dominated by one or two notes. There are still a lot of notes that are hard to differentiate ( especially notes from the same category like the...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    Zegna Javanese Patchouli
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    Re: What is your favorite Musk fragrance?

    Thank you for all the suggestions . I am looking mostly for dirty musk. I will order some samples , depending on your suggestions .I do have an older Korous bottle that I will have to revisit. I have...
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    What is your favorite Musk fragrance?

    After collecting enough Oud , leather and patchouli fragrances, I am planning on purchasing few musk-based ones. Please advise. Thank you in advance .
  68. Re: What is your favorite designer (or niche) house for scents?

    In no order:
    Guerlain
    MFK
    Frederic Malle
    By Kilian
    Tom ford
    Bond 9
    Diptyque
    Dior
    Chanel
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    Re: Top 5 pepper scents

    pepper in not my favorite note, but I find Clive Christian V wearable.
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    Re: Rank your Bond no 9's

    Excellent
    New York Oud
    Amber
    Musk
    Chez Bond
    Bleecker street
    Sandalwood ( just from testing)
    The scent of Peace for him
    Hampton
  71. Re: What was your first niche fragrance and what would you have bought first if you could go back?

    It was Creed Himalaya. I did not know what niche meant then ( not that I know what it means now) :). I know it was expensive.
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    Re: Michael Kors for Men recalled ?

    It smelled very bad. Luckily I did not spray it on me. Nothing compares to the older version , which I still have and enjoy.
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    Re: How much do you spend a month of fragrance?

    Most months, 300-500. Sometimes more and sometimes less. It used to be on watches .
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    Re: Male or female?

    Here in the US , I think women spend way more than men on fragrances. I think in other countries the gap is smaller .
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    Re: Underrated Celebrity Fragrances?

    My wife wears Lovely by Jessica Parker, and it is one of my favorite. On the male side , the only one I still use and like is Usher.
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    Re: GIT Progression

    I have Multiple Creed fragrances , some of them are 8 yrs old, and unfortunately always had problems with longevity and sillage . I love those as they smell great , but I quit buying Creed because of...
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle for a Great Cologne?

    I love Derby but the new bottle does not measure up to the juice . My least favorite bottles though are the bond 9
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    Poll: Re: Les Exclusifs by Chanel - Pick your favorite!

    Coromandel for me followed by Bois de isles .
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    Re: Scents that you wear for other people?

    None , but I don't wear some in my collection as they could be very loud or offensive .
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    Re: Help with Oud fragrances please

    My favorite Oud that does not have tons of rose is pure Oud by Killian and Oud Royal by Armani . Also MFK makes one called Oud Cashmere Mood that is almost identical to pure Oud .
    If you want to...
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    Re: The Most Classic Smelling Men's Cologne

    Aramis Havana ( original) , Escada pour homme , Aramis New West ( original) , Azzaro and Jazz by YSL
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    Re: On the hunt for a new frag.

    Diptyque 34 Germaine blvd ( both the original and the light version) are nice .
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    Poll: Re: Christian Dior La Collection Privée Thread

    Oud Ispahan for me followed by Amber Nuit
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    Re: Can a man wear female fragrances?

    I wear certain ones without a problem like portrait of a lady and Coromondal . It all depends if I like it or not .
  85. Thread: Confused???

    by Kal1973
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    Re: Confused???

    It is available at beautyencounter.com . The 3.4 is 20% off . This is where I bought mine
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, September 8, 2014

    Lumiere Noir MFK
  87. Re: Your favorite cologne/or want to buy, from the house of Hermes?

    Terre d Hermes . I get lots of compliments when I wear it.
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    Re: HdP: Your Picks, and...

    They have few on sale at lucky scent right now . My favorites are 1828' and patchouli
  89. Re: "And the fragrances) I dislike the most are..."

    Kenzo pour Homme
    Tobacco vanilla by TF
  90. Thread: From Armani ?

    by Kal1973
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    Re: From Armani ?

    Royal Oud from their Prive line and Armani Code . I get a lot of compliments when I wear Armani Code
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    Re: Clive christian colognes-i don't get it

    I think they make quality fragrances , and my favorite is CC X . They are overpriced though.
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    Re: How much do you think Creed actually makes?

    If online retailers , like fragrancenet , beauty encounter and lily direct are able to discount the product 30-50 % and still make profit! this tells you that the profit is probably 200-400% , but...
  93. Re: If James Bond had a signature scent is would be...?

    Something with tobacco like Tobacco Oud from TF
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    Poll: Re: Why do you buy Niche fragrances?

    Quality for me
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    Re: Clive christian

    X followed by 1872. No 1 was too floral for me
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I always get compliments when I wear Chez Bond and Diptyque 34 st Germaine
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    Re: What are you buying next ?

    Bond 9 the Scent of Peace for him, Cooper Square and Bleecker Street
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    Re: Best oud for summer??

    Royal Oud by Armani
  99. Re: Since a year ago, how many full bottle fragrances did you buy?

    About 70, but slowed down lately
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, May 31, 2014

    Bond 9 Chez Bond
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