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    Re: Serge lutens five o clock au gingembre

    I recently sampled this and put it on my "definite buy" list. It is a Lutens though, so it might not be a safe blind buy.
  2. Re: Ever discover a fairly common scent smells like a fragrance you own?

    There's some sort of "green" smelling cleaning product that they use at the hospital I work at that smells like GIT. Smells great.
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    Re: Got my Amber absolute today

    My SA at Neiman's said they were taking reservations because they were getting limited quantities. May be just a sales ploy, but who knows.
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    Re: Royal Mayfair is a masterpiece.

    Trying it for the first time today. It's ok, but I find the eucalyptus note to be pretty medicinal which is a turnoff for me. I guess I'm in the minority on this one. I will say that the dry down is...
  5. Re: which among these is the reliable online site --for US domestic perfume orders & Delivery ?

    Had a very good experience with beautyspin.com recently, but my normal go to site is www.beautyencounter.com
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    Re: Recommended blind buys

    Don't do it!!
  7. Poll: Re: Do You Have More Bottles of Cologne, or Does She Have More Bottles of Nail Polish???

    I'm with the majority here. I have way more bottles of fragrance than my wife & three teenage daughters have of nail polish combined.
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    Re: Blind buyers unite!

    LOL...I lived in Anderson for about a year and a half and graduated high school from Anderson High. I kind of liked it at the time but would never move back. I can see fragrance shopping being an...
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    Re: Blind buyers unite!

    Haha, I started to write that I only do it about 30% of the time, but then I started to think about my purchases over the years. I realized that I have been blind buying about 70-80% of the time...
  10. Re: What's the ultimate compliment monster for daily use?

    Jo Malone's Vanilla & Anise. The ladies really seem to like this on a guy.
  11. Re: Whats the maximum premium you'd pay for a capped bottle vs uncapped?

    I obviously expect to pay less without cap/box, but am willing to pay more for the full presentation. Kind of depends on the fragrance, but I probably wouldn't pay more than $10-$12 more for the cap....
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    Re: Just acquired Grey Vetiver...

    10 sprays!! Holy crap man!! I do one MAYBE two sprays and I'm good all day. 10 sprays and I'd be suffocating my coworkers...LOL. It is a great scent, one of my favorites. Probabably my favorite...
  13. Re: What are some or your "Nastypiece" fragrances ?

    +100 for Kouros. Nothing like smelling like I urinated all over myself - and smelling like that for 8 to 10 hours. Aaarrrrggghhh....
  14. Thread: Beautyspin

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    Re: Beautyspin

    Legit and pretty fast shipping. Outstanding prices.
  15. Re: My body does not allow perfume to last, what do to do?

    I live in the desert and often have the same problem. I find that many of the aforementioned tips help as well as staying hydrated (drink more water) and spraying the backs of my arms where I have...
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    Re: Let's Discuss the Aramis Line.........

    I agree. Two of my favorite fragrances are from Aramis - Calligraphy Rose & Havana. I also like Aramis, but my wife finds it repulsive, so I don't wear it.
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    Re: Let's Discuss the Aramis Line.........

    I know you know that I live just 20 miles or so from where you are (Superstition Springs area). I have Calligraphy Rose and would be willing to let you test it if you want to. I'd just have to get...
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    Re: How consistent is Bois du Portugal?

    I get pretty good longevity & projection with BdP and I usually suffer from zero longevity from most fragrances. I have noticed batch variations with BdP though (I know, I know, batch variations are...
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    Re: NEW: John Varvatos Dark Rebel

    Grabbed a sample at Nordstroms this weekend and gave it a go. It opens pretty dark with a slight, slight sweetness. The darkness reminds me of Black Afgano - it doesn't necessarily smell like BA, but...
  20. Re: Why do so many love l'instant de guerlain pour homme extreme?

    It's funny, I get resins, resins, resins. I think I convinced myself once that I was smelling the cocoa in the dry down.
  21. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    JV Dark Rebel. Only smelled it on a card, but grabbed a sample and will give it a full wearing soon. Good first impression, but gotta see how it performs on my skin.
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    Re: Which performs better ADG v Polo Blue

    Gotta agree with everyone else, AdG
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    Re: Anyone ever use Beautyspin.com?

    I know this thread is a few months old, but I figured I'd chime in. I just received an order from Beautyspin.com (24 Gold Oud Edition & Aramis Calligraphy Rose) and all is perfect. The prices were...
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    Re: Need help identifying perfume bottle

    LOL...good luck:smiley:
  25. Re: Men's designers with Eau de Parfum concentration

    Jaipur Homme EDP, Givenchy Pi EDP (kind of hard to find)
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    Re: Best designer vanilla

    Pi is super sweet vanilla. Not the most natural smelling, but really good nonetheless. Imagine toasted marshmallow sweet.
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    Re: Need help identifying perfume bottle

    My wife has both Hypnose & Hypnose Sheer and although the bottles look almost identical to the one you are showing, the caps look slightly different. The Hypnose caps have a square recessed into the...
  28. Poll: Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille vs. Thierry Mugler Pure Havane

    TV = 9.5
    PH = 8

    I like both but get better performance out of TV.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2015

    Backup bottle of Aramis Perfume Calligraphy Rose, Vintage Shalimar PDT, & blind bought 24 Gold Oud Edition (hope I end up liking this one)
  30. Re: Which two cologne scents do you like to wear layered together?

    Tobacco Vanille also layers well with a little Tuscan Leather to tone down the sweetness.
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    Re: Boucheron Jaipur homme question

    I sampled both the EDT & EDP years ago before deciding to pay the extra $ for the EDP. It is much better in my opinion and lasts forever on me which most "long lasting" fragrances don't. I live in...
  32. Re: Welcoming suggestions for a fragrance to purchase in the $50-$60 range.

    This. Judging by your wardrobe, you'd probably like it.

    Edit: oops, just realized you'd already made the purchase.
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    Re: Your rarest fragrance

    LOL, I have a couple of those. None of mine are any good except my homemade Molecule 01.
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    Re: Your rarest fragrance

    Vintage Mitsouko EDC 1960's (unfortunately I recently sold it), vintage Chanel #5 EDC 1950's or 60's, Boucheron Jaipur Homme EDP metal flask, vintage 1990's Drakkar Noir (a high school favorite),...
  35. Re: Where do decanters get / print those gold labels on their samples?

    I have known of guys getting the actual Tom Ford gold labels from the TF reps. At my local Neiman Marcus they just keep tons of them sitting in a drawer so they can stick them on the small sample...
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    Re: a guy leaning towards 3 female scents

    I was so happy when my wife asked for Light Blue for Christmas last year so I could steal a few sprays every now & then. I really enjoy wearing it as Well as smelling it on my wife.
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    Re: Ungaro III reformulation thoughts

    I've heard people say that there is a noticeable difference between the French & Italian made vintage versions, but I've owned both and worn them side by side and never noticed a difference. I...
  38. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear.

    LOL...Chanel was the first thing that came to my mind as well
  39. Thread: Amazing a*men

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    Re: Amazing a*men

    I think at the end end of the post he was asking if PM, PH & PC are limited edition. Yes and no. They say they are limited edition, but they keep selling them. If you know you are for sure going to...
  40. Poll: Re: which A*MEN has the best projection and longevity

    Original A*men. It's a shame you didn't include A Taste of Fragrance in your poll. That one is a beast with regard to projection & longevity - possibly more so than any other in the line.
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    Re: Is Tuscan Leather an 'attractive' fragrance?

    Yes, I totally agree. I frequently layer a small amount of Tuscan Leather with TV to tone down the vanilla sweetness and it works well.
  42. Re: Best tobacco scent : Remy Latour Cigar or Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille ?

    Vintage 1980's - a big +1
  43. Re: Looking for cheapies (

    +1 Havana
  44. Re: Noir de Noir vs Portrait of a Lady- on a man?

    I think NdN is more suitable for a man, but I like POAL better. I do wear both & enjoy both, though.
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    Re: Musc Ravageur vs Back to Black

    I like them both a lot, but prefer Back to Black overall.
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    Re: Thoughts on Jaipur Homme By Boucheron?

    I own the EDP and rarely reach for it anymore.
  47. Re: Tested out Amen today, never been so offended in my life

    I love the stuff and actually really enjoy the dreaded tar note :engel017:
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    Re: Musc Ravageur: Convince me to buy it

    I like it a lot, but not enough to make a purchase. It would probably be worth it to get a small sample so you can at least decide how much you like it personally. It is musky, but mostly sweet to...
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    Re: molecule 01, a bestseller ?

    Luckily in Arizona you can easily buy Everclear and a rough estimate of parts of Iso e to parts of alcohol gives you a quick, easy Molecule 01. I can't remember the exact ratio but there are threads...
  50. Thread: Tobacco

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    Re: Tobacco

    Thank you for finally mentioning Back to Black. More complex than Tobacco Vanille with a better dry down and an awesome sweet tobacco throughout the 10+ hours of longevity.
  51. Thread: Best civet?

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    Re: Best civet?

    +1 Jicky
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    Re: What are your worst blind buys?

    Silver Black by Azzaro. Way too soapy. Nauseated me and gave me a severe headache. Luckily it was pretty cheap.
  53. Re: What are your thoughts on "A Taste of Heaven - By Kilian"?

    I'm in the minority as well. I like a ton of fragrances from this house (Back to Black is my #1 favorite) but A Taste of Heaven just doesn't do it for me. It smelled great on the tester strip, but on...
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    Re: Best Bang for Buck

    +1 for Jaipur Homme EDP - especially now that it sells for less than half of what it sold for 3 or 4 years ago.
  55. Re: Show of hands -- who doesn't like The One and why?

    Not sure if I'd grow bored with it after 1 or 2 hours since I never get that far with it. It's gone in about 20 minutes on me.
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    Re: Taking the Creed plunge...

    +1 Green Irish Tweed, Royal Oud, Original Vetiver, Aventus & Silver Mountain Water
  57. Re: Oud scents - Why do a lot of women dislike them so much here in the USA ?

    My wife hates all Oud fragrances. Period. It makes it tough for me because I love the dark smell of most Oud scents, but have to be cautious wearing them around her. She tolerates my spending habits...
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    Re: Green irish tweed

    Boss posted a link that explains how the fragrance grey market works. They're generally legit fragrances if purchased from a reputable discounter and the grey market is legal (although I'm sure the...
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    Re: Which note ruins a fragrance for you?

    Cumin. Smells like armpits to me. I hate the smell so much that I can't even eat food if I smell cumin in it. And why anybody thought to put it in fragrance is beyond me. Yuck!!!
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    Re: Green irish tweed

    Try beautyencounter.com
    I love GIT but wouldn't pay more than $150 for it. You can find it cheaper than that on occasion as well. Great fragrance to get your collection going. And I totally...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

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    Looking forward to this one. Got a great one for Christmas, now this for my birthday!
  62. Thread: TV problems..

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    Re: TV problems..

    I get poor longevity from some fragrances that are supposed to be longevity monsters while others perform just fine on me. Sometimes my skin just seems to soak up some heavy hitters and they don't...
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    Re: Rose Calligraphy Compared To...?

    No, I'm not familiar with that one. I think I read that you stated in a thread that you weren't all that impressed with Calligraphy Rose. Was there something specific about it that turned you off to...
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    Re: Gym scents, whiff...

    I hate it when women walk in with a cloud of Angel or Flowerbomb hovering around them. They're usually the ones that are more concerned with who is checking them out than their actual workout.

    I...
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    Re: How does Lolita Lempicka Au masculin smell?

    Black licorice with a bit of sweetness. A lot of women seem to like it.
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    Rose Calligraphy Compared To...?

    I've only smelled a handful of rose fragrances to compare with, but am considering blind buying Calligraphy Rose. I'm mostly familiar with Kilian's Rose Oud, Malle's PoaL, TF's Noir de Noir and Cafe...
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir d Noir vs Tom Ford Cafe Rose

    I think the rose in Rose Oud is a smoother, more jammy rose that really dominates the fragrance. I don't find the rose in NdN to be the dominating note. And there is a slightly off-putting note in...
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir d Noir vs Tom Ford Cafe Rose

    I think the rose in Rose Oud is a smoother, more jammy rose that really dominates the fragrance. I don't find the rose in NdN to be the dominating note.
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir d Noir vs Tom Ford Cafe Rose

    I own both but prefer Cafe Rose out of those two. Have you ever sampled Kilian's Rose Oud? I find it far superior to either of the aforementioned Tom Fords. The price is similar, but it's harder to...
  70. Re: The Impossible Happens: New Favorite (Musk Oud), Same House (Kilian)

    I did not like Musk Oud very much which really surprised me as I thought I would love it. Kilian is my favorite fragrance house and I have a lot of respect for everything Kilian puts out. Back to...
  71. Re: What's a good Alternative to Tom Ford Neroli Portofino?

    If you bought something cheaper as a substitute (which we've all done with different scents) you'd only end up regretting not buying the real thing the first time around. I've actually started...
  72. Thread: Montale

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    Re: Montale

    Thanks for putting in a plug for The Perfume Shoppe here in AZ. They have a fantastic store with very friendly staff, I love stopping in whenever I get the chance.

    As to the original question...
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    Re: Fragrances that people around you hate

    Mitsouko. Ended up selling a vintage edc and more current formulation edp for fairly cheap. My wife wouldn't even let me spray it on in the house & I had to totally scrub it off when I came home...
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    Re: Am I the only one that does this?

    I don't sweat it too much. I do a lot of sampling at numerous different stores and try to make a purchase every once in a while at them, but I can honestly say that I've sampled at Sephora and NEVER...
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    Re: WTB Official Tom Ford PB Travel Atomizer

    PM sent
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    Re: For Xmas I received.......

    Not to change the thread subject, but I also received a By Kilian refill (Back to Black) and was wondering if the refill bottles are always only 75-80% full (a little above the label) brand new? I'm...
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    Re: For Xmas I received.......

    You can send that 24 Gold my way...LOL...no seriously, though, send it!!
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    Re: For Xmas I received.......

    By Kilian Back to Black...mmmm...mm...good stuff
  79. Thread: USPS Tracking

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    Re: USPS Tracking

    Sometimes it will show the package in the same place for a few days as it travels across country, especially if it's traveling from coast to coast. I've done 2 splits and a few of the packages that...
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    Re: Tom Ford - What Would You Buy ?

    I have both, wear both and like both, but I'd go with TV.
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    Re: Bang for buck bruisers?

    +1 Cuba Gold
  82. Re: Samples arrived - severely underwhelmed...the search continues

    I was very underwhelmed when I first sampled several Bond No. 9 frags as well. I had big expectations for them and they fell way short. If you kind of liked Tuscan Leather, try layering it with just...
  83. Re: Good summer fragrance with excellent projection and longevity?

    +1 Bvlgari Aqva
    +1 Mugler Cologne (great longevity when sprayed on clothing)
    ++++1 Chrome ( excellent longevity, women love it & it's an interesting scent)
  84. Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    I've gotten as many compliments while wearing inexpensive fragrances as I have when wearing pricier ones.
  85. Re: Looking for new fragrance, something unique...'ish

    +1 Royal Oud...fantastic stuff
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    Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    I think since Bois du Portugal is one that I always come back to, I'd have to say it's my Holy Grail.
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Not today, but yesterday - Bois du Portugal and Chergui
  88. Re: What is You Most Complimented Daytime Fragrance?

    Jo Malone's Vanilla & Anise has gotten me some compliments as well as Black (Ralph Lauren) layered with just a touch of Unforgiveable (Sean John). The latter layering combo has gotten me many...
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    Re: Ambre Sultan blind buy?

    I totally agree. The opening is my favorite part.
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    Re: Ambre Sultan blind buy?

    I purchased Ambre Sultan blind and don't regret it, but it really gives me a headache - even in small doses. I really enjoy the bitter herbal opening, but after that it is just a generic amber...
  91. Re: How to boost projection/sillage/longevity in fragrances?

    I find that spraying the fragrance on the back of my arm where I have have some hair helps with longevity. Other Basenoters have commented on this as well. I'm not a big believer in the pulse points...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Nice. I was able to score a 4 oz bottle of GIT for $110 from a trusted online site a few years ago, but haven't seen it for that price in a while.
  93. Re: Please help me pick my next Creed... or other niche.

    +1 silver mountain water. Right up your alley.
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    Re: Is pure malt ok for a 18 year old?

    I think it would be perfect for an 18 year old. While everyone else at your school is wearing cheap aquatics and crap that smells like melons, you'll stand out in a good way.
  95. Re: Fragrances that are really popular but you didn't like?

    Kouros. As much as I want to like it, it just smells like I sprayed urine all over my body. Not a good thing unless you like people to think you are homeless.
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    Re: Bestperfumesonline.com

    Thanks for the input
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    Re: Bestperfumesonline.com

    I think they posted a typo because it's half the "real" price
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    Bestperfumesonline.com

    Anybody have any experience with the online fragrance discounter? Some of their prices are VERY good, but I've never heard of them and a quick search here and on the web turn up nothing about them....
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Vetiver Extreme - Guerlain
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    Re: My Friend Kouros

    I've tried soooooo hard to get it to work for me, but I just end up smelling like a urinal for 8 hours. Thinking about giving it another try though. Yes, I'm a glutton for punishment.
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