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    Re: Tea-based scents: Your recommendations

    A big THANK YOU for all your suggestions. (How "tea for two" has evaded me up till now i do not know, esp. as i've been to the l'artisan parfumeur shop in the marais in paris several times. Too busy...
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    Tea-based scents: Your recommendations

    Hi guys,
    I've always had a penchant for sophisticated, individual scents of the woody-spicy-musky genre, and i'd be interested in adding something with a prominent tea note to my wardrobe. Any...
  3. A great account of what was obviously great fun....

    A great account of what was obviously great fun. Nicely written.
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    Re: Which fragrance would you wear...

    I would seriously avoid A*Men. It was an important milestone scent in its day, and yes, it smells great. But every other guy (still) wears it, and it's just way too sweet and way, way too strong. Let...
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    Re: Fahrenheit, Terre d'Hermes... what next?

    If you like the really warm, masculine stuff, then these may do the trick:
    * "Duro" (Nasomatto). Super strong stuff; drydown lasts forever.) Almost no sweetness.
    * "Bois d'Encens" (Armani Privé)....
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    Re: Need an office cologne

    I would strongly advise against "Le Mâle": Far too sweet for the office. And aside from that: you'd be smelling like every 2nd guy out there. The same goes for Dior Homme; far too sweet and powdery,...
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    Re: Help, I can't stop wearing Bulgari Black

    Isn't it great stuff? As somebody commented above, it would seem you've found yourself a signature scent. Indulge! What I like about it is its ability to come across as both clean and sensual at the...
  8. Re: Giorgio For Men By Beverly Hills - How Would You Rate It

    Great stuff actually, but this has suffered the fate of many a scent that was a victim of its own success. You just get sick of scents like Giorgio for Men, Cool Water or Le Mâle after having smelled...
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    Re: My SOTD Amouage Epic Review

    I remember loving Epic instantly. Dark, dry, dense, heavy on the oudh, very strong -- but never overpowering. Due to the fact that it's a dark fragrance, it can get away with being so strong because...
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    Re: Bigarade Concentree or Orange Sanguine

    I don't know Orange Sanguine, but I can say two things about Bigarade Concentrée: It's exquisite, possibly the best citrus (with a nice, sweaty note) around. But: it's drydown is dismal; the scent is...
  11. Re: Warm, sensuous and sensational: Your recommendations

    You're spoiling me, guys -- much appreciated! So many exotic scents to try out; some of those scents I'd never even heard of, let alone tried. I think I'll start with some of the multiple mentions...
  12. Warm, sensuous and sensational: Your recommendations

    As you can tell by wardrobe, I’m drawn most of all to the warm, sensuous scents, and there are already quite a few fine specimens in my wardrobe; i.e. it's not as though I'm going through a drought...
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    Re: Need suggestions for a summer cologne

    This one's easy: The Chanel to recommend is definitely "Platinum Egoiste": a scent that mixes lavender, pepper and a general cologne feel to wonderful effect. And best of all: for a summer scent, it...
  14. Re: Anything out there that ressembles Gucci I fragrance..?

    Do you mean Gucci pour Homme, with the caramel-colored juice? If so, then "Greyland" by Montale is very similar, but less heavy on the vanilla. Both scents have that certain "sweatiness" in common,...
  15. Re: hey everybody i have a few questions please

    In general, since you're just starting out, it's good for you to know that there are many mainstream scents available at any larger department store that are wonderful; the better stuff is definitely...
  16. Re: Amouage Lyric or Memoir !? For young professional, to wear at work....

    Well, your girlfriend is certainly starting you off with top-tier fragrances!
    About office wear: Unless you're in top management and/or own the company, I think I might shy away from Amouage scents...
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    Poll: Re: platinum egioste - fierce VS cool water

    Platinum Egoiste is by far the best -- and classiest -- of the three scents mentioned here. It's one of those rare things: a scent for the warmer time of year that doesn't fade away within half an...
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    Re: Amouage Jubilation XXV and Epic Man.

    Jub. XXV is one of the best men's scents around. Period. A textbook case of proving that an "oriental" fragrance needn't like all the spices of the souk. Instead, you get a dry, elegant...
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    Re: Vanilla + Incense?

    This one's easy:
    * "Cologne Bois d'Argent" (Dior) is split down the middle in equal parts incense and vanilla, and you wouldn't expect a cologne concentration to have as much longevity as it does....
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    Re: Frederic Malle vetiver, yay or nay?

    Excellent! And it's the only vetiver I know that boasts a kind of slightly naughty note of fresh sex and sweat in the drydown reminiscent of Eau d'Hermès. "Bigarade Concentrée" has a similar note;...
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    Re: Help with winter fragrance

    Hi,
    Gucci Envy has already been suggested by a few members before me, and I would definitely recommend it; dark-hued but clean, and very sexy. Go for it. Even sexier and warmer: Gucci pour Homme,...
  22. I remember being disappointed upon first learning...

    I remember being disappointed upon first learning the scent's name; sounded like it would fit in with all the other generic men's scents at the cologne counters around the world. And sure enough:...
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    Re: Buying Fragrance on Vacation

    But buying the occasional fragrance on vacation is always a great olfactory souvenir, definitely, e.g. "Bigarade Concentrée" at the wonderful Frederic Malle boutique in rue du Mont Thabor in Paris,...
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    Re: Amouage advice

    Jubilation XXV is the best masculine Amouage: It is at once an "Arabian Nights"-style fragrance of one's dreams, with all the frankincense and desert-dry consistency one would and should expect. But...
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    Re: What is the greatest fragrance ever?

    Hm... It would have to be one of the Chanels. And even if it's as boring as it is predictable, I think it'd have to be No. 5. It's simply the perfect fusion of clean and floral, and though I...
  26. Re: What favorite fragrance would you like to see in a candle?

    Would love to candle versions of ...
    ... 1828 (Histoires de Parfums)
    ... Acteur
    ... Antaeus
    ... Chanel No. 5
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    Re: What smells like a man's sweat???

    A clear choice: Alexander McQueen's "Kingdom". Pure sex.
  28. Re: A non-sweet woodsy scent for cold days/mild evenings

    Nasomatto's "Duro" is entirely non-sweet, but what it lacks in the sweets department it makes up for in the leather/woodsy realm. Strong, masculine, and highy addictive. Sexy stuff that is more cut...
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    Re: Scents with strong fig note

    Interesting suggestion -- will try it out. Thanks.
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    Re: Scents with strong fig note

    Thanks for your reply!
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    Re: Scents with strong fig note

    Thanks for your reply! :-)
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    Re: Diptyque's John Galliano Essence

    The John Galliano candle is one of Diptyque's very best. I'm not familiar with the room spray version, but can very well imagine this as a body scent. Smoke, incense, leather and spice. Really, one...
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    Re: Azzaro Acteur-is it really a Masterpiece?

    For me, yes, Acteur is a masterpiece; one of the few scents I've found it worth being loyal to over the years. The dark, warm glow of it exudes class; refined and masculine. Very much an evening...
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    Scents with strong fig note

    Who can recommend a good masculine scent with a strong fig note? I'm thinking of something for heady summer evenings. (I've seen Marc Jacob's "Fig Splash" advertised as unisex, but also as a...
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    Bois d'Argent

    Guys: What comes to mind with Dior's Bois d'Argent? Would be interested in your thoughts / experiences.
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    Sticky: Re: Nasty sexy perfumes

    Alexander McQueen's "Kingdom". It's pure sex, , i.e. sweat, testosterone, sex glands, musk. The smell of sex while it's still going on. Very, very strong -- a little goes a long way. Technically a...
  37. Thread: Le Male???

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    Re: Le Male???

    Great fragrance, esp. on summer nights. Over here in Europe it's become a bit too popular, probably the reason I've never worn it myself. But that doesn't stop me from enjoying it whenever I...
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    Re: Pomegranate Noir

    Great male scent in the wood/spice/musk family, wonderfully rich. And it gets better hour by hour, blending with my own scent in the course of the day for a natural, warm finish. Very classy scent as...
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Platinum

    Both are excellent scents, but to me it's like comparing apples and oranges -- they're just completely different: Platinum is my spring/summer scent: it's refreshing (lavender!) even on the hottest...
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    Re: what candles are you burning this fall?

    My fall/winter favorites are "Feu de bois" (smoke/wood), "Thé" (spice/musk) and "John Galliano" (musk/leather), all by Diptyque.

    But my very favorite the past 5-6 years has been "Ambre Thé" by...
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