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  1. Poll: Re: Dolce & Gabbanna Pour Homme vs. Huego Boss (bottled)

    Battle of the Bottles... BB is easier to wear imo, but DG smells better off others. DG has an acidic, caustic note that quickly becomes noisome off my skin.

    I'd recommemd good old BB.
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    Reformulated: Allure Homme Sport EDT

    Having just bought 150ml as back-up for my 100ml dating back to 2005, I compared the ingredient lists after having noticed smell differences off my sprayed hands:

    The 2005 version lists...
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    Re: S O T D : Saturday, March 1, 2014😎

    Tuscany per Donna EDP
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    Re: Your favourite "gaiac wood" fragrances?

    Piguet's Bois Noir delivers a sawmill's worth.
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    Re: S O T D: Monday, February 24, 2014

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EDP
  6. Re: I dislike Dior Homme (Blastmaphy!), would I like Dior Homme Intense?

    I'd much rather take the lipstickey iris vibe of Dior Homme than the cloying load of vanilla in the dry down of Intense.
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    Re: Fragrances you lost passion for

    Black Orchid - too rich, too chocolaty, too fruity, too patchouli, too damn much for me these days. Talk about burn-out.
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    Re: Oud - Where to start

    If you want to kick off challenged and confused exlore Robert Piguet's Oud EDP. Or perhaps it's just me...
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    Re: what have you hoarded the most?

    Antiheros (4 X 50ml)
    Easy to wear, appeals to everybody judging by the feedback.
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    Re: Fragrance with the best drydown??

    Vanillaesque types generally don't appeal to me in the drydown, but Jicky pure parfum is great.
    Egoiste Platinum is definitely a favourite, as is Kouros.
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    Re: Looking for a brutal parfume for a man

    Robert Piguet's Casbah EDP has been attracting unfavourable comment from bystanders. Feedback has mentioned something sharply, brutally faecal. Initially it is rather relentlessly powerful before...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

    Etat Libre d'Orange: Bendelirious EDP
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    Re: Caldey island lavender: Very Disappointing

    How does it compare with Etat Libre's Antiheros?
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    Re: Worst cologne you've ever smelled???????????

    Same here. I tried to get something positive out of it but had to give it away. Same happened to Trussardi pour Homme. These two share a note that worked on my nerves.

    Generally I approach...
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    Re: Incense recommendation

    Fortnight ago I wore Piguet's Casbah to work. Colleague who doesn't know anything about fragrance (I don't think) commented that I smelled of an incense dispenser at mass...or a room full of new...
  16. Re: Men, what's the worst FEMALE fragrance you have ever smelt?

    Giorgio Beverly Hills for Women is pretty damn dismal IMO. Cheap, overwhelming tuberose and other white flowers that can clear étages never mind boardrooms. Very cack stuff.

    Better tuberose IF...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

    Wood Mystique EDP (Estee Lauder)
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    Re: Sandalwood, what's "best?"

    I haven`t got enough experience of natural sandalwood but the above is quite enjoyable.
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    Re: Body Odor as a complement to a fragrance

    Unwashed for more than a day generally sticks in my throat. Spare me; I don't want to smell it, wiff or wiffout perfume added.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Unwashed for more than a day generally sticks...
  20. Re: Does anybody knows scents similar to Santos?

    In the drydown Santos and Opium pour Femme EDT have something in common. Same with Coco Chanel EDP. Rich spicy juices all. I fell in love with Santos in the 80s and seldom have been without it.
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    Re: What is your #1 head turning scent?

    Had the same experience last summer with colleagues raving about my Uomo? sillage. So cheap and so well received.
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    Re: Animalic Madness

    Rien by Etat Libre d'Orange to me is so animalic it's well nigh unwearable. It makes me really smell like a rock hyrax's hole. Queer that I've actually been complimented on it. Some ladies clearly...
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    Re: Ted Lapidus Black Extreme - EXCELLENT !!!

    I agree that it smells rather cheap
    and synthetic. I use Guerlains like Jicky and L'Heure Bleue to calibrate and then this juice smells downright low budget. The original has a bit more going fot...
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    Re: Yatagan by Caron: an old forgotten classic?

    Was all the rage on this forum six or so years ago. Hugely over-rated in my opinion. I agree with Damon above. It's a poverty-stricken juice. You get what you paid for.

    I also agree with Monkey:...
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    Re: Fragrances With Peppery Notes?

    Go cheap, go Paco Rabanne Eau. I get a schooner's worth of pepper in this fresh 'fume. Longevity and sillage are great provided you let fly on the trigger.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

    Warm and fairly humid. Teaching them a lesson with Gaultier² EDP...
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    Re: Bogart Pour Homme. Yes or No

    No. It smells cheap, harsh, synthetic.
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    Re: 212 Men - Biggest projection beast?

    Ja, I once filled an entire étage/floor with 212 fumes, judging by the comments I got. I actually think 212 for women projects equally well and I prefer smelling it off others than 212 men.
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    Re: Winter Secret Weapon=Gucci Pour Homme 2

    Upgrade your weapon with Flowerbomb for a tea-gone-nuclear experience if you can't get over the longevity issues with Gucci PH 2. Flowerbomb when properly launched doesn't have sillage, it's got...
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    Re: what scent won't you buy again?

    Well said. Chanel Allure Sensuelle EDP comes to mind. Tried but failed to enjoy it...
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    Re: Le Male VS The best masculine Lush fragrance

    Le Mâle and many of the Lush fumes that I've tested are equally rough round the edges, but Le Mâle remains much easier to wear than stuff like Breaff of God, Karma, Lust, etc. I might buy these...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

    Rien EDP: Etat Libre d'Orange despite hot, humid conditions.
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    Re: Blind buy gone well: ELDO Rien!

    IMO Rien has outrageous strength and an even more outrageous dose of styrax. I'm an habitual over-sprayer, but this 'fume has taught me the hard way to hold my fire and stick to no more than two...
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    Re: Poorly reviewed fragrance that you like?

    FCUK HIM (original)
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    Re: Best fragrance for Lazy, boring, dutiful sex?

    Pewdenda EDP
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    Re: Most Recent Purchase: LIDGE

    D g m w b
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

    narciso rodriguez musc for him oil parfum
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    Re: D and G The One Gentleman vs Terre d'Hermes

    The One gives me a lot of longevity, and I smell it off other people quite strongly. It's easier to wear than Terre, but the latter has the advantage of the turbo-booster effect of about 55% Iso E...
  39. Re: Scents that stay in your work space/room etc, long time after leaving it!

    Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme of old (90s) used to do this. It's been out of my rotation for at least eight years, so I don't know how it behaves nowadays.
    Lately the following of my stuff have been...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, Nov 29th, 2012

    Dior: Fahrenheit EDT
  41. Re: honey fragrances, are there any out except Pure Havane ?

    I zzzzecond zizzz one: Immortelle de Corse by L'Occitane
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    Re: What people say when you wear Yatagan?

    Nothing. The worst response of all: no response at all.

    Hugely over-rated juice, mefinks...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 27th of November

    Jicky Parfum (thanks to compatriot Jellybean) :-----)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday 26th of November

    Dior: Poison EDT
  45. Re: What fragrance do you use the most sprays of when your applying, and how many sprays?

    I max out at 8 sprays, regardless of the juice. I don't ever want to feel 'wet' because of having been trigger happy. Lighter Bulgaris like Pour Homme, Soir and the eaux parfumees would be subjected...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, November 25th, 2012

    Robert Piguet: Baghari
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    Re: Jean Paul Gaultier 2

    Actually looks like Schwedisch ;-)
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    Re: Male Rose Scent

    Rossy de Palma (Etat Libre d'Orange) with its spice, patchouli, longevity and sillage works for me.
  49. Re: Looking for suggestions: harsh, "distorted" amber; incense and/or oriental

    Vbs, Etat Libre's Rien kicks SO hard. Try it. Might fit the bill.
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    Re: Today I Bought: November 2012

    30ml spray testers of Jicky Parfum and L'Heure Parfum

    Versace Black Jeans 75ml can
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    Re: Is civet a dated note in fragrance?

    Romeo Gigli per Uomo (dating back at least ten years) gives me some civet without smelling particularly dated. It's actually quite unique smelling.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 16th of November

    Le Mâle von Gaultier
  53. Re: What fragrance can you literally wear everyday and never get tired of?

    Same here. Guess I'm too promiscuous...
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    Re: Kingdom by Alexander McQueen

    Good heavens, I thought Kingdom passed on long ago.

    Anyway, I'll give anything with armpit connotations a wide berth.
  55. Re: What Fragrance Would You Like Santa To Bring You This Christmas?

    I've been a bad kitty so I'm expecting a deeply discounted bottle of FCUK Him...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday 10th of November

    Bleu de Chanel EDT
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    Re: Most Sophisticated Fragrance?

    Etat Libre d'Orange's Antiheros is simply stylish, especially if you can get it at about 1/2 price.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel vs Bvlgari Aqva

    Bleu is less jarring, deeper (complex) and smoother but still with a load of cedar / iso E Super in the drydown which is a good thing, in my opinion.
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    Re: What scent got you into Fragrances?

    The two big ones that I've never been without since the 80s: Fahrenheit and Kouros.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, November 8, 2012

    Dior Homme Sport
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    Re: More sprays = increased projection?

    I'm rethinking my overspraying habit: yesterday a visitor stank up my office terribly with what I suspect was Allure Homme Édition Blanche. He'd clearly overdone the whole thing and transformed a...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 2nd of November

    Antihéros von Etat Libre de Orange
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 1st of November

    The Dreamer von Versace
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 27th of September

    Rien Etat Libre d`Orange for women and men
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, Sept. 15th, 2012

    Dior Homme Intense (original)
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    Re: Name best lavender cologne you know!

    Antihéros EDP: Etat Libre d'Orange
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    Poll: Re: WHICH OF THESE MEN'S Power House Colognes?

    Yves Saint Laurent pour Homme (better still: haute concentration) kicks any sagging butt into shape.
  68. Re: Kouros vs Santos vs Antaeus.......Which one for a lifetime partner?

    Kouros is unsurpassed in hot weather.

    Santos is good for a formal evening out, as is Antaeus.
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    Re: Givenchy Pi vs Gaultier^2

    Pi. Easier to wear for me.

    Gaultier² gets on my nerves after an hour, but it smells acceptable on others.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 31st, 2012

    Rien EDP: Etat Libre d'Orange
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, August 25, 2012

    Rien EDP - Etat Libre d'Orange
  72. Re: Your latest fragrance comment by others; positive or negative

    "Unuka kamnandi" (You smell good.) Short and sweet comment from secretary picking up my Rossy de Palma (Etat Libre d'Orange EDP).
  73. Thread: Blue Sugar!!!

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    Re: Blue Sugar!!!

    I don't get burnt anything from Blue Sugar. I get the liquorice up top and then a smooth cloud of chocolate, candyfloss, etc. It doesn't get on my nerves like A*Men or Angel, or L de Lolita Lempicka....
  74. Thread: Blue Sugar

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    Re: Blue Sugar

    Blue Sugar is going so cheaply now (about US$7 for 50ml) that I've bought some back-up bottles. The dry-down reminds me a lot of A*Men minus the cavity causing caramel. BS also is free from A*Men's...
  75. Poll: Re: Terre D' Hermes Parfum (EDP) versus Chanel Egoiste

    Egoiste is better if you want something fuller and more nuanced. It doesn't get on my nerves like the flinty Terre with its oversupply of iso e super. Terre has better longevity and sillage though,...
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    Re: Choose one word to describe the fragrance

    M7 Vintage: hairy

    Le Mâle Terrible?
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    Re: Ralph Lauren - Polo Blue

    Cucumber, for me, sucks so hard. Don't like it much. It can spoil good perfumes.
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    Re: Best pound for pound fragrance

    Rive Gauche EDT
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

    Guerlain L'Instant pour Homme EDT
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    Re: Wearing Cologne While Working Out ?

    By all means spray something before gym. Some women "make my gym session" smelling absolutely great (even if it's a hard hitter like Flowerbomb), but most men are too boring or ignorant or careless...
  81. Poll: Re: Le Male: Who likes this fragrance? Who hates this fragrance? Favorite Vanilla Based Fragrance?

    In the 90s I ignored it because of snobbism, but three months ago I 'discovered' it via Terrible. Now I wear it. Such is life...
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    Re: L'Anarchiste and Yatagan are gold diggers

    Carons are OK provided you can get them for no more than US$30. And then only for reference sake, since I've yet to find anything Caron that I really crave. My opinion, of course...
  83. Re: habanita by molinard - can it be worn by men also?

    You can intimidate a surfeit of skunks with the current EDT it is so bitingly strong. Heavy smokers might be able to handle the first few hours after application, but I'm not man (or grandmother)...
  84. Re: habanita by molinard - can it be worn by men also?

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    Poll: Re: yves saint laurent - m7 vs. chanel - egoiste

    Egoiste is less invasive and less pushy. M7 is really too hirsute - unless you like hairy of course.
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    Re: is azzaro visit a good woody scent?

    No, it's death by nutmeg. Gets on my nerves halfway through the morning.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, May 30, 2011

    24, Faubourg EDT - Hermes
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, May 20, 2011

    Robert Piguet's Fracas EDP
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th May 2011

    Guerlain's Mitsouko EDP
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    Re: Bvlgari Soir a compliment magnet!

    I give myself a compliment or two when I wear Soir. It's pleasant.
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    Re: Lolita lempicka fans out there?

    Women's version doesn't develop and gets on my nerves after a few hours. Very synthetic smelling. Could have been a cheap Versace...
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    Re: Colognes that smell like body odor.

    Puig's Quorum amplifies dodgy hygiene, I suspect.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

    Guy Laroche: Drakkar Noir.

    Hell yes...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, May 16th, 2011

    Cacharel's Loulou EDP
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Tom Ford's Black Orchid EDP

    But of late it tends to leave me over-saturated. Too much of a muchness.

    Pity.
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    Poll: Re: ysl pour homme vs. eau sauvage

    I'd go for Eau Sauvage. To me it smells more sophisticated whereas YSL smells raw and edgy, especially the haute concentration version, although I wear it from time to time.
  97. Re: recommend me some 80's powerhouse outdated fragrances

    Van Cleef & Arpels (even the latest rendition) is still so powerful that I approach it with trepidation. Good but dangerous. Moss my mate! Moss, leather and flowers.
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    Re: My first nausea fragrance: 1 Million.

    Earlier this week a colleague was fuming up his office with something that reminded me strongly of Versace's Dreamer. It's not available in this city so I asked. Turns out it was 1 Million. Nothing...
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    Re: I need an absolute sillage MONSTER!

    Aromatics Elixir EDP radiates like crazy. Good stuff.
    Azzaro Onyx / Black. Inexpensive and strong.
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 9 February, 2010

    Prada: Infusion d'Hiris EDP
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