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    Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    I have just received a bottle of Epic Man from Fragrancenet (so not certain of how recent the production is), and it seems slightly different than the tester at Scent Bar and not as strong as two...
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    Re: Name some "dry" fragrances you love.

    Nobile 1942 Patchouli Nobile is a nice light take on a dry patchouli.
  3. Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    Davidoff Zino
    Memoir Man
    Ambre Sultan
    Il Profumo Patchouli Noir
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    Re: Suggestion request : woody-spicy fragrance

    I will second the Carven Homme.
    I have just purchased a second bottle as it is discontinued.
    A great, virtually unknown classic.
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    Re: Best of Eighties Decade

    I have to say Zino of course. I really need to try Bel Ami.
  6. Re: If you had to choose 3 colognes to wear for the rest of your life....

    Zino
    Patchouli Noir
    Hmmmm
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    Re: Vintage givenchy gentlemen up for grabs!

    Well, unfortunately, the bottle of Gentleman came back today (1 month later) undeliverable from Canada.
    I had intended well...drag.
    The Santal Noble never arrived from Canada. I hope that it was...
  8. Re: CREED Tabarome / Bois D Portugal WHICH LASTS LONGER

    Tabarome is nice (though it is not always a favorite here) but you need to like ginger as this (not tobacco) is the predominate note . I enjoy both, prefer BDP and also feel that it lasts a lttle bit...
  9. Re: Which frag should I wear taking grandma to a cage fight?

    Zino. Always Zino.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

    Ambre Sultan
  11. Re: Which vintage men's fragrances are on your wish list?

    Guerlain Heritage (EDT or EDP)
    M7
    Ungaro 1-3 (though I have never tried either)
    Yatagan
    3rd Man
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    Re: John Varvatos - Which One?

    10th Anniversary by a longshot, then Vintage.
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    Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    Prefer Memoir. I didn't see much similarity.
    Both could be in ones collection and not seem redundant.
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    Re: Back Up Bottles- When, Why and How Many?

    1 of Vintage Zino Davidoff.
    30ml Amber Absolute.
    Seeking a backup bottle if Carven Homme.

    Primarily because these are discontinued. Though I imagine it will take some time before I use up the...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

    19239
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    Re: Creed Aventus - Split or Online Retailer

    If you are able to afford a bottle and that aspect appeals to you than that would be the best route (via an online retailer) if you do not care about the bottle itself, 50ml of Aventus can be had...
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    Re: Creed Aventus - Split or Online Retailer

    Should you choose to go the split route, I second the Kron recommendation.
    I have made four purchases from him. He is a very nice guy to work with, his packaging is great & I've been very pleased...
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    Re: Need some advice on "gothic" perfumes

    Avignon is a great recommendation.
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    Re: Need some advice on "gothic" perfumes

    No Rose, but Il Profumo's Patchouli Noir is exquisite, and is unisex. The nicest patchouli that I have come across.
    Amouage's Memoir man is another option. Lots of absinthe, incense frankincense,...
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    Re: Monsieur Carven.. Uh oh!

    I can't believe that it took me so long to find these (also Carven Homme).
    I've only seen the splash bottle available for sale, so I was not aware that it is available in spray. I suppose that I...
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    Re: Monsieur Carven.. Uh oh!

    Very nice.
    Sorry for the multiple threads. Strange how that happens.
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    Monsieur Carven.. Uh oh!

    After falling for Carven Homme, I learned of Monsiuer Carven here on the boards.
    I received a 5ml mini today (purchased on ebay after losing 2 auctions for 60ml bottles). I have had it on for maybe...
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    Monsieur Carven.. Uh oh!

    After falling for Carven Homme, I learned of Monsiuer Carven here on the boards.
    I received a 5ml mini today (purchased on ebay after losing 2 auctions for 60ml bottles). I have had it on for maybe...
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    Monsieur Carven.. Uh oh!

    Double thread post, please delete.
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    Monsieur Carven.. Uh oh!

    After falling for Carven Homme, I learned of Monsiuer Carven here on the boards.
    I received a 5ml mini today (purchased on ebay after losing 2 auctions for 60ml bottles). I have had it on for maybe...
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    Monsieur Carven.. Uh oh!

    After falling for Carven Homme, I learned of Monsiuer Carven here on the boards.
    I received a 5ml mini today (purchased on ebay after losing 2 auctions for 60ml bottles). I have had it on for maybe...
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    Monsieur Carven.. Uh oh!

    After falling for Carven Homme, I learned of Monsiuer Carven here on the boards.
    I received a 5ml mini today (purchased on ebay after losing 2 auctions for 60ml bottles). I have had it on for maybe...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2013

    5ml mini of Monsieur Carven
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, January 28th, 2013

    Possibly the most beautiful Patchouli fragrance I have sampled. Easily the best in my collection.
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    Re: Vintage givenchy gentlemen up for grabs!

    Thank you! :)

    - - - Updated - - -

    A strange (yet obvious) follow up to this thread-

    I was in the check out line at the grocery today and the fellow ahead of me smelled familiar and just......
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    Re: Great Masculine Florals?

    Why Zino Davidoff, of course!
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    Re: Vintage givenchy gentlemen up for grabs!

    I was not aware that there was a sticky for this. I honestly hadn't checked. I've had a good run of inexpensive blind buys recently, but this one just didn't work out for me. I know that people love...
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    Re: Vintage givenchy gentlemen up for grabs!

    Item accounted for. I hope that you enjoy it Badrun.
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    Re: Vintage givenchy gentlemen up for grabs!

    double post.
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    Re: Vintage givenchy gentlemen up for grabs!

    I am not certain. I had purchased it this way from a trusted online ebay dealer.
    I have every confidence that this is genuine as it was one of two signature scents that my stepfather wore in the...
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    Re: Vintage givenchy gentlemen up for grabs!

    Badrun- I have just sent a PM.

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    Vintage givenchy gentlemen up for grabs!

    I blind bought a vintage obelisk bottle Givenchy Gentlemen with the wrap around silver label this week. from the notes / reviews, it seemed as though it should have been love. Unfortunately, it does...
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    Re: Thinking about Givenchy Gentleman

    I would say to try it first. I blind bought the vintage and just received it today. Based on reviews and notes, everything about it spelled love, however, it doesn't wear well on me and turns out to...
  39. Re: What was the first fragrance you bought after joing basenotes?

    Amouage Memoir Man, though I had been lurking for a time prior.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2013

    Vintage obelisk bottle Givenchy Gentleman. Arrives Friday. Blind buy, fingers crossed!
  41. Re: How many in your collection do you rate 10 out of 10 and which?

    A lot of 9s as well

    Tens-
    Zino Davidoff
    Il Profumo patchouli Noir
    Possibly Memoir Man
    These are subject to change as my tastes revolve/ change etc.
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    Re: Your 2013 Fragrance Starting Lineup?

    I may be on a tear...
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    Re: Your 2013 Fragrance Starting Lineup?

    Zino
    Il Profimo Patchouli Noir
    Zino
    Zino
    Zino
    My keyboard must be broken
    Zino
  44. Re: I prefer Zino/ Il Profumo's Patchouli Noir & Carven Homme To ...

    double post
  45. Re: I prefer Zino/ Il Profumo's Patchouli Noir & Carven Homme To ...

    Thank you again for the great responses. I do suppose that like any other art form, perfumery will suffer when a financial bottom line and the quest for mass acceptance become factors.

    I will...
  46. Re: I prefer Zino/ Il Profumo's Patchouli Noir & Carven Homme To ...

    Thank you for the great response. I am certainly not Creed bashing as I own and enjoy a few, though I never really feel as though they 'hit the spot'.

    With Carven, I think that I enjoy the spicy...
  47. Re: I prefer Zino/ Il Profumo's Patchouli Noir & Carven Homme To ...

    This was just a pale attempt at humor on my part.
    I do wonder how it is that fragrances seemed to be so much more complete way back when (I know that IFRA standards likely come into play here).
    ...
  48. I prefer Zino/ Il Profumo's Patchouli Noir & Carven Homme To ...

    I prefer vintage Zino, Il Profumo's Patchouli Noir & Carven Homme to GIT/Aventus & basically anything 'fresh'...Does this make me unrefined, inexperienced and in general an all around bad person?
    ...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2013

    Myself as well. What a great bargain.
  50. Re: Best online places to buy Tom Ford Private Blends?

    I will second the Kron recommendation. I have been in on multiple Keon splits, all very well done and he is a gentleman to deal with.
  51. Re: Expensive Juice That Smells Like Something Cheap

    To many, the difference is not apparent in passing. They simply do not focus their attentions on these matters as do many here.
    I might be quietly miffed by someone likening Memoir to Axe though,...
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    Re: SOTD:Tuesday,January 15, 2013

    Zino!
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    Re: Your favourite notes in men's colognes

    Patchouli tobacco sandalwood (a certain type though I cannot name it) ambre
    No order.
  54. Re: L'Air Du Desert Marocain (Review) by Noirdrakkar

    Great review. This has me thinking about pulling the trigger on another decant.
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    Re: Your 5 Must Experience Colognes?

    Zino
    Memoir Man
    Il Profumo Patchouli Noir
    Amber Absolute/ Amber Sultan
    Tobacco Vanille

    No order
  56. Re: Never Smelled Drakkar Noir Until Yesterday...

    I think that I may have too many bad associations to consider giving it another shot.
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    Re: Your recent fragrance STEALS

    100ml Il Profumo, Patchouli Noir for $70.00 from a wonderful eBay seller in December.
  58. Re: Name A Few Fragrances You Really Thought You Were Going to Like ,Didn't and Why?

    Ohhh- Serge Noire!
  59. Re: Name A Few Fragrances You Really Thought You Were Going to Like ,Didn't and Why?

    Black Aoud
    Fortunately this was a sample.
    I had tried it in store and thought that I liked it, but the rose in the sample was brutal to me.
    Chergui.
    Ambre 114.
  60. Re: What fragrance was so bad you HAD to wash it off?

    A Men
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    Re: Bois 1920 line

    I enjoy Real Real Patchouli a great deal, though it is equally an amber fragrance.
    This is a strong entry in their line up. I haven't (yet) felt that I had no other option but to spring for a full...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, December 31, 2012

    A truly gorgeous patchouli fragrance.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, December 31, 2012

    Il Profumo
    Patchouli Noir
  64. Re: Suggestion for new additions to form a well rounded collection

    I would definitely suggest Tobacco Vanille.
    For Patchouli, Il Profumo Patchouli Noir and Nobile 1942 are worth a sample as are Tom Ford's Amber Absolute, Amouage's Memoir Man and Le Labo's Vetiver...
  65. Re: New Fragrance: Davidoff Hot Water Night.... nooooooooo!! Oud and rose!!!!!

    This won't happen, but what if, what IF they nail it as they did with Zino??
    Won't happen. I know.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, December 20th, 2012

    Nobile 1942, Patchouli Nobile
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    Re: Il Profimo Patchouli Noir Impressions?

    Thanks, I have seen that as well. I suppose that I am trying to determine from others who have had experience with it if it leaned overtly into one territory or the other, and also get a few opinions...
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    Il Profimo Patchouli Noir Impressions?

    After much research, I am seriously considering a blind of Patchouli Noir at a very good price (partial bottle)
    I am wondering the impressions of this one from other members and also if you find...
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    Re: Patchouli Noir by Il Profumo

    Also does this lean toward masculine / feminine?

    Thanks!
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    Re: To Pi or not to Pi?

    A very nice holiday fragrance.
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    Re: I have never tried anything from Amouage

    I would try
    Memoir Man
    Epic Man
    Jubilation xxv
    All wonderful fragrances.
  72. Re: What fragrance MUST I smell to make my small collection better?

    Vintage Zino Davidoff if you were to add a powerhouse.
    I say this only because I have been on a Zino kick lately.
    Can be found for $20-$30.
    Floral opening into a beautiful patchouli sandalwood...
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    Re: What budget scents do you actually wear?

    Zino Davidoff & I used to wear the heck out of Clubman.
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    Patchoili Nobile; Nobile 1942

    I have recently purchased this and find that I truly love it. Searching around I don't see much on this one.
    I am wondering if there are many of you that own/use this one.
    If so, I'd love to get...
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    Re: Nobile 1942; Patchouli.

    I am wondering- now that some time has passed- if there may be others who would like to chime in on this fragrance? I love this one and there seems to be very little discussion about it here.
  76. Re: Difference of Perception and Impression - Davidoff Zino

    I always think of the great Seinfeld moment where Elaine refers to Kramer as 'you aging hipster dufas'.
    I can imagine Kramer as a Zino man.
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    Re: Patchouli Noir by Il Profumo

    I would love to know this as well. I have/ love Patchouli Nobile, but am very interested in Patchouli Noir.

    Anyone?

    Thanks!
  78. Re: Difference of Perception and Impression - Davidoff Zino

    Again, that dry down is something special. I can see the opening being off-putting to some especially if overdone, but even then the patchouli and sandalwood are present. I enjoy that the sandalwood...
  79. Re: Difference of Perception and Impression - Davidoff Zino

    I have just gotten a vintage bottle & I am really loving it. I am still torn about the opening, but the vanilla sandalwood dry down is just so good. I am a skinny black haired guy also in LA, so I...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 7th of December 2012

    Nobile 1942
    Patchouli Nobile
    http://minnewyork.com/perfumery/curators-favorites/curators-favorites-woods/nobile-1942-patchouli-nobile-100ml.html
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    Re: Fragrances that smell like a ghost.

    Memoir Man.
    +1 for Dark Aoud, though it smells more like death (in a good way) than a ghost per say.
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    Re: All I want for Christmas is...

    Back to Black, decant of Clive Christian V. Specific eather jacket.
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    Re: Differences in Tobacco Vanilles

    I two decants. Both are outstanding. One is a smaller decant (5ml) from TBC that has a slightly musty vibe that the larger 20 ml decant does not. I have attributed this to the age and possible...
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    Re: Bottle Fatigue

    Indeed. This has happened to me.
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    Re: Best 'openings' of all time?

    Amouage Memoir Man is definitely up there for me.
  86. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    Very interested in CC X.
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    Re: Used to hate it... now I LOVE it

    Love it as well.
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    Re: Tobacco,pipe smoke type scent suggestions?

    The obvious choice is Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille.
    No chocolate though.
  89. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    Clive Christian V!
  90. Re: What are you itching to buy, before this winter comes ?

    Clive Christian V, though I do not see how this is conceivably possible in the foreseeable future.
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    Re: Creed's Royal Oud

    It seems as though this one is the victim of much unneccessary negative hype. It is very nice. Had it been otherwise named, I think that it would have been much more well received.

    Lovely spice/...
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    Re: Amouage Interlude Man - 2012

    As stated before SOS, I am really looking forward to your take on Interlude Man. I loved your thread on MemoirMan. It really helped me make the decision to invest in a bottle and provided me with a...
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    Re: Allergic reactions

    What would you attribute very mild numbing of the throat or nasal passages to.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Amouage Interlude Man - 2012

    Can't wait for your take on interlude man!
  95. Re: What's the most bottles of any one fragrance you own?

    Thank you for that! I am ok at the moment, however, when I start to get low I know that it may not be so readily available. Which is a shame as this one really nails it for me.
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    Re: Amouage Interlude Man - 2012

    Thank you for posting this.
    Very much looking forward to trying this.
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    Re: Creed's Royal Oud

    I own it. Like it.
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    Re: Encre Noire - just can't warm up to it.

    I wore it today for the first time in a while. Still really like it. The synthetics get to me a little bit though.
  99. Re: What's the most bottles of any one fragrance you own?

    Amber Absolute-
    I have a 50ml bottle + 30ml in decants. I don't know what to do once it runs out.
    I can't believe that they really discontinued this one.
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    Re: Score Another One for Aventus

    I don't know about all of that, but Nick Cave is inarguably one of the best live performers you can see.
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