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    Re: How do you find a "hidden gem"??

    Mine? In my quest for a still life coffee fragrance my final attempt before giving up brought me to a "womens" fragrance called "Barista" by Legendary Fragrances.
    Definitely a hidden gem that puts...
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    Re: everyday use perfume purchase help please

    I had a temp postal carrier do this to me while I was home with a certified package containing Odori - Tabacco from a German seller.
    I ran down the street and gave him an earful. I got the package,...
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    Re: everyday use perfume purchase help please

    It is an aggregate of excellent 90s woody/spicy styled fragrances.
    The sandalwood accord in the fragrance either IS Mysore Sandalwood or a tremendously accurate recreation that has yet to be...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th December, 2016

    Vintage Egoiste (1990 bottle)

    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mJYUjmERqbw/VuWGhq2QUjI/AAAAAAAACak/M4sOnViV88gSueQA6CfKUR-faHxs0JRfQ/s1600/1990%2Begoiste%2Bad%2Bchanel.png
  5. Thread: Patchouli

    by MegaMav
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    Re: Patchouli

    Von Eusersdorff - Classic Patchouli is as warm and cozy as it gets, I even prefer it to Borneo 1834.
    I recommend you track down Bond No. 9 H.O.T. Always or Givenchy Gentleman in vintage form if...
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    Re: Hermes or Guerlain, help me choose....

    I looked at your wardrobe, a lot of light stuff.
    Go outside the 3 IMO.

    For Hermes:
    Go after Bel Ami, either of the first 2 bottles for an even better experience. The current is lighter citrus...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2016

    I bought all 4 at $45 ea. Very much excellent spring targeted fragrances.
    Dolce Prospettiva is a transparent, delicately sweet vanilla, cedar and musk fragrance. Good, probably my least favorite,...
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    Re: Honey Fragrances

    Boss No. 1 is a good one.
    A similar honey but with kaleidoscopic complementary notes, I would recommend Comme des Garcons 1994 EDP.
    Its my reference honey fragrance.
    ...
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    Big, Belching, Birch Tar!

    One of my very favorite notes.
    Deep, smooth, dense, dark, resinous, baritone.
    Usually associated with classic Russian styled leathers, I dont really consider the note leathery.
    Do you have a...
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    Re: everyday use perfume purchase help please

    $60?

    Get 2.

    Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee (80ml $30) (Summery Vetiver, updated, modernized, safer than the original Guerlain classic)
    Carven Homme (100ml $30) (A masculine 90s styled woody spicy...
  11. Re: Trussardi Inside Man - Great, Good, Bad Or Ugly?

    Its mediocre.
    A cheap spicy camphorous woody fragrance.
    I have a sample. Not impressive and I've given up on the house of Trussardi, including vintage Uomo.
  12. Re: What Are The Best Tobacco Colognes To Come Out Within The Last 5 To 10 Years MAX

    No. Its more of a honeyed fougere.
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    Re: Xscentrik: On Hold

    Right?
    After all the consternation, posts on business proposals, meetings, bank approvals.
  14. Re: What Are The Best Tobacco Colognes To Come Out Within The Last 5 To 10 Years MAX

    Copy/Paste from another "give me the best EVAR" tobacco thread:

    I can always tell who the amateurs are when it comes to true tobacco centric fragrances.
    Usually the amateurs reply with modern...
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    Re: Aramis Havana - Worth The Hype?

    The original is easily found on eBay.
    No firearm necessary.
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    Re: Aramis Havana - Worth The Hype?

    If it says "Michael" only its the original version.
    Both of these bottles are the same, made by Givenchy.

    http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/jPUAAOSwygJXgWAW/s-l1600.jpg...
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    Re: Aramis Havana - Worth The Hype?

    Stick with Michael Kors - Michael (Parfums Givenchy Bottle with no writing or "Michael", not "Michael Kors")
    Havana is thinner, more ambery with spices. Less interesting, less complex.
    Another...
  18. Re: Build your best lineup with $200 (you can exceed up to $15 for tax/ship)

    eBay.

    My bottles and the prices I paid:

    100ml current block bottle - $50
    100ml reformulated tall bottle - $55
    50ml vintage - $65
    50ml vintage - $70
    50ml vintage - $25
    50/100ml vintage - $65
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 4th December, 2016

    Patchouli of the dry dusty variety. Cold day here before some snow and it kept me company finishing up the leaf cleanup and lawn winterizing at 35F.
    ...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2016

    Blind. This should be interesting as the girlfriend loves Vanilla/Lavender in Odori - Spigo.
    I think im testing the limits here, but it was a deal I couldnt refuse.
    ...
  21. Re: Build your best lineup with $200 (you can exceed up to $15 for tax/ship)

    Best would have to be the most versatile with the limited funds.

    My Vetiver - Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee - $30 (80ml)
    My 90s Woody Spicy - Carven Homme - $30 (100ml)
    My Uber Masculine - Ralph...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Click bait.
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    Re: Define the the Early 2000's with a Fragrance

    Tough one, it was the crossroads between the budding aquatics and the fresh woody fougeres.
    I'll go with an interesting one.

    http://tienda.murlana.es/myfiles/Cristobal_M.jpg
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    Re: sweet,smooth,creamy designer fragrance?

    How about a less obvious one?

    Costume National 21
  25. Re: If i wanted to start a new fragrance enthusiast on the cheap...

    It really depends what he likes. Taste is very personal.
    If I were to guess for around $150 total.

    Monotheme Leather ($42)
    Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee ($30)
    Carven Homme ($20)
    Lalique White...
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    Re: Houses releasing if foreign languages....

    Nasty little comment right there. I dont think its necessary to culture bash on here.

    Regarding the topic, Hermes Bel Ami is just as appealing as a birch tar fragrance as Ralph Lauren Polo for...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 30th November, 2016

    Smelling like a BOSS.

    Boss No. 1 (Made in Germany Bottle)

    http://piimages.parfumo.de/0/3/1075_93113a1e15d12d01fe4590cbd016d948_boss_number_one.jpg
  28. Thread: Godolphin

    by MegaMav
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    Re: Godolphin

    Colonia Intensa and Colonia Leather are not related in the least.
    Also, there is a very LOOSE relationship between Tuscan Leather and Colonia Leather.
    Tuscan Leather is more sueded, soft textured,...
  29. Re: Would you wear a fragrance that smelled like dookie if everybody else loved it?

    No. Because when it all comes down to it, I have to live with smelling it, others do not, they can walk away.
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    Re: A good pine scent?

    Same sentiment almost 2 years later.
    Pine is an endeavor I've given up on and pretty much the accord that got me sucked into this game, now 100 bottles later I only own a few pines.
    When it is in a...
  31. Re: Suggest at most three, preferably one fragrance based off my current sampling

    I appreciate you watching my reviews, however, I havent reviewed either of those.
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    Re: The most mass appealing vetiver fragrances

    Mass appealing....

    Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EDP
    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier - Racine
    Etro - Vetiver

    A little less mass appealing....

    Parfums de Marly - Byerley
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    Re: Recommendations for my bro?

    Dior - Eau Sauvage Parfum / Dark, dense, forward, alpha.
  34. Re: Suggest at most three, preferably one fragrance based off my current sampling

    I understood you perfectly and suggested an older and newer fougere based off of Azzaro PH and a different tobacco that smells more natural based on your Havana experience.
    Good luck!
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    Re: Discussed a lot but I HAVE NEVER SMELLED...

    I've gone my own way, and havent stopped at any of these bigger releases.
    Just wasnt part of the journey.

    Kouros, Envy, Rush, Guerlain Vetiver, A*Men, Antaeus.
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    Re: Understated Sex Appeal

    Clean musky ---> Dior Homme Cologne 2013
    Citrus & Ginger musk ---> Cartier's Declaration Cologne
    Nuclear woody musk ---> Montale Aoud Musk
  37. Re: Suggest at most three, preferably one fragrance based off my current sampling

    Additional Recommendations:

    Ralph Lauren - Polo (Alpha Male fougere/chypre. Cosmair Inc. only, see bottom label)
    Houbigant - Fougere Royale (Bright green and a touch sweet, a modern styled...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 25th November, 2016

    Bought ELDO Rien, got it in today and was reminded why I sent away the sample.
    So, in that regretful moment I decided to put on a feel good, maybe I'll come around to Rien, its quite outside my...
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    Re: The One.... that made me sick

    Narciso Rodriguez for Men made me nauseous.
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille made me wretch with a lump in the back of my throat.
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes Batch Code

    I have a # sign on one of my bottles of Terre d'Hermes.
    Its legit, no worries as long as its laser etched on the bottle.
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    Re: The missing house

    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier

    I held off because many basenoters said their compositions are challenging.
    I dont think so, and I wish I had explored sooner.
    Racine, Garrigue, and Eau Pour Le...
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    Re: Best Honey Tobacco Fragrance

    No matter how many times I read it, nothing can convince me that even a shred of tobacco leaf is in Herod. Osmanthus + ISO-E Super + Pepper isnt cherry pipe tobacco to me.
    To answer your question,...
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    Re: Coziest cologne?

    Von Eusersdorff's Classic Patchouli

    In the same camp as the tough to find Boreno 1834.
    Cocoa styled patch with all the earthy facets still intact, similar to opening a bag of potting soil with a...
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    Re: Today I bought November 2016

    Talk about 2 polar opposite fragrances...
    90ml and 100ml respectively.

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/25300.jpg?width=400&404=product.png...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 21st November, 2016

    Odori - Spigo

    Definitely has a relationship with Caron Pour Un Homme.
    I think its a little less sweet, a little more woody.
    I like it, but I expected more from Enzo Galardi.
    ...
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    Re: Fille en Aiguilles - Just Buy It?

    Sampled. Not my thing.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA9Xu_Y0xro
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    My comments in this thread are not meant to deter or offend you Mythrol, but to help inform you and others on a subject I've studied immensely over the years.
    I said "member lists" in my previous...
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    I didnt say the effort was lacking, just the fragrances chosen so far.
    The subject of my criticism is pretty clear.

    At least you now know what Cashmeran smells like in Floris Santal. Poor...
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    Floris Santal and Santal Extreme were forgettable, monolithic, redundant fragrances.
    Not a good rendition of sandalwood, somewhat similar to the much better, more nuanced Balenciaga Cristobal Pour...
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    Re: appropriate colognes for men age 35-40?

    https://i.imgflip.com/1e3ooe.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 13th November, 2016

    http://alltheperfume.com/uploads/1431424717.jpg
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    Re: Leather and Tobacco?

    I can't believe I forgot this one.

    Michael Kors - Michael (Find the Givenchy Parfums bottle "Michael" or no print on it)
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    Re: Fragrancenet just sent me a used bottle!

    Its legit.
    If it were missing the wrapping as a return, fragrancenet would not rewrap it.
    They would charge the returner 20% and list is used without a box on eBay.
    I cannot rotate any collars...
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    Re: appropriate colognes for men age 35-40?

    Explore. Wear what you like, its the most rewarding, self fulfilling part of the hobby.
    Worrying about what others think is a degree of neurosis. Be your own man.
  55. Re: Looking for a fragrance that smells like fruit candy

    I'd probably look at Demeter's fragrance library for something like this.
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    Re: La yuqawam in heat?

    Cool summer evening, low humidity, 1 spray.
    Its some strong sauce. I'd probably wear Mark Birley's Charles Street on a warm day, not hot.
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    My pleasure.
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    If you're looking for a BOLD sandalwood, you're likely not to find it. Not authentically anyway.
    Sandalwood, santalum album is not a material of substance in the fragrances I've tried.
    Its puffy,...
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    Re: Today I bought November 2016

    Thanks uncle hednic!
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    Re: Today I bought November 2016

    Thanks hednic!
    Would you care to indulge me with a preview? Your experience with it?



    Thanks Diddy. It was either wait for a sample to show up for $8-$10 or blind buy it for $47.
    I went for...
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    Re: Today I bought November 2016

    Blind. Blanc de Sienne by Evody Parfums 50ml

    Notes:

    Top notes are bergamot, lemon and basil;
    Middle notes are fig, cypress, orange blossom and iris;
    Base notes are woody notes, resins and...
  62. Re: willing to try similar but not well known cologne

    Not common and sporty, summery, fresh.

    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier - Bahiana

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.5598.jpg
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    I dont think you've gotten to the good stuff yet. Dont fret.
  64. Re: Is there a huge "post your pictures" thread?

    There are many. Here is the latest one I could find: (I used the search function)

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/398544-Post-a-Picture-of-Your-Scents-Edition-VII
  65. [CONUS] VINTAGE ALERT: Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme EDT

    $50 Shipped USPS CONUS w/PayPal F&F
    Old box style, old bottle.
    One of the few vintage fragrances im willing to let go. Too soapy for me!
    I cannot tell how full the bottle is, bottle is completely...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th November, 2016

    Too good to miss in the Cosmair formula.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFSTooEL9ag
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th November, 2016

    Ralph Lauren - Polo (Cosmair)

    Yes. Just, yes.

    http://slimages.macys.com/is/image/MCY/products/3/optimized/3124744_fpx.tif?id=O4pjn0&wid=769&hei=939&fmt=jpg
  68. Re: The Dior Sauvage Challenge: Your Final Impression

    http://www.lgbotanicals.com/assets/images/Lab.jpg
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    Poll: Re: How much do you care about compliments?

    Naturally introverted, I dont look for attention.
    My sprays are conservative, and normally I dont want those outside my personal bubble to know I wear anything.
    Crowd pleasing, compliments,...
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    Re: Esencia Loewe and Lubin Itasca

    See if my description of the fragrance matches your experience. Its one of the few fragrances to get a BEST from me.
    I get at least 7 hours from it. The Lubin house base seems to be a whispy musk...
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    Re: Esencia Loewe and Lubin Itasca

    IMO Loewe Esencia vintage or new does not smell like Polo. Nothing does.
    Itasca is more of a dark, incense vetiver with a green top.

    Both are very good, but Itasca achieves greatness, something...
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    I think your rating of this fragrance is generous.
    It has no business using the word "santal" or "sandalwood".
    Personally, on its own I wouldnt give it more than a 2 and as a sandalwood I wouldnt...
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    Re: Leather and Tobacco?

    Leather, Tobacco, Booze = Frapin's Speakeasy
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    No. Im wearing it now. 2014.
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    Mysore Sandalwood Accord:

    YSL Jazz Prestige (Bright lavander start, then a very upfront sandalwood sandalwood and oakmoss give it a "hobo chic" feel. A bit dated, but I love it.)

    Sweet, creamy,...
  76. Re: Guerlain HERITAGE - Eau de Parfum versus Eau de Toilette ?

    After 30 minutes the Vintage EDP isnt that much different from the Vintage EDT from what I can tell.
    Extra dirty civet at the start. EDP is not worth it to me. More of a collectors item than...
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    Re: Vintage chanel egoiste

    12 minis? Meh.
  78. Re: Could you wear Tuscan Leather EVERY DAY for the entire Winter season?

    No way. Too grating on me.
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    Re: Any Basenoter that lives in Spain?

    As long as you're not picky about formulation, its easily available on eBay, Fragrancenet, BeautyEncounter, etc.
  80. Thread: Halloween

    by MegaMav
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    Re: Halloween

    If I want to scare the kids away: Vintage Bel Ami
    I have bowling league tomorrow night, so something easy will be on tap.
    The lady hands out the candy to the kids tomorrow. Giving out Reese's...
  81. Poll: Re: Poll: how many of you actually buy from fragrancenet? Good or bad experiences?

    Quite often.
    I have yet to be disappointed.
    Recently I picked up the 4 bottle line of Profumo di Firenze 1954 for $180.
    That was pretty amazing if you look at the Barney's price of $170 for 1...
  82. Re: Pure Havane vs Prada Amber Intense vs Dior Homme Intense

    I have them all. They're all very different. Depends on your taste.

    Spicy, sweet vanilla: Pure Havane
    Soft iris & sweet vanilla: Dior Homme Intense
    Dark Myrrh and Patch: Prada Amber Pour Homme...
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    Re: What kind of scent is terre dhermes?

    Citrus aromatic.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 30th October, 2016

    Yes. Just... Yes.
    Im so glad I have 3x 100ml bottles of this.

    https://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.5945.jpg
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    Re: I wish more niche houses offered 15ml for $35

    I'd probably own about 5 of them at that price.
    You're hooked up!
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    Re: I wish more niche houses offered 15ml for $35

    This is what it looks like now:

    http://www.sephora.com/productimages/sku/s1827484-main-Lhero.jpg
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    Re: I wish more niche houses offered 15ml for $35

    I think it changed when the brand started being offered at Sephora. Presentation is everything. :)
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    I wish more niche houses offered 15ml for $35

    How great would that be?
    15ml is about the right size for those of us with many different fragrances.
    I'd imagine discounters would offer them for around $20-$25 down the line.

    Histoires de...
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    Re: Today I bought October 2016

    You have great taste. Highly rated on my channel. It was the first video I did.
    Not great in my presentation, a little wooden, I'll have to redo sometime. :)

    ...
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    Poll: Re: What would you do?

    I could make a solid, basic wardrobe with $150

    Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee - $30 (80ml, Discounters)
    Carven Homme $20 - (50ml, eBay)
    Cosmair Polo $20 (2oz, eBay)
    Monotheme Leather $45 (100ml,...
  91. Re: A question for the "pro's" with great noses and good taste..

    Define "cheap". That will go a long way in this thread.
  92. Re: What is your favorite vanilla fragrance for men

    Not a fan of the note in general, but I can handle its golden hue in Carven Homme.
    Spicy vanillas: Pure Havane & Herod.
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Niche Fragrance House? (Poll)

    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier.

    Its no surprise to see them missing from your list, they get no love!
  94. Re: Sampling is for ninnies. Real men (women) buy blind

    If its under $50 I strongly consider a blind buy if its in my wheelhouse.
    If its over $50 I see if I can get a sample, if not I waffle, and wait on it with a search.

    Most expensive blind buy:...
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    Re: New uniform bottles for Guerlain

    Go ahead. Start the hysteria. :)
  96. Re: NEW FRAGRANCE - Profumo di Firenze - TERRAROSSA - HYPEWORTHY!

    Beautiful bottles with real wood caps with plastic inserts that attach to the bottle with pressure.
    ...
  97. Re: NEW FRAGRANCE - Profumo di Firenze - TERRAROSSA - HYPEWORTHY!

    I'll tell you what, this one is pretty nice.
    Its a high quality soapy, dandy, dry vetiver. The vetiver accord is like Grey Vetiver, sharp, dry, arid, smoky.
    I dont see the connection with Assoluta...
  98. Re: *How much MONEY have you spent on FRAGRANCES so far?*

    If I had to guess, somewhere around $6000. Its a lot less than it could have been, im very frugal. I never pay retail.
    If I dont like something, its quickly gone. My buying habit has slowed too....
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    Re: Today I bought October 2016

    Im on a roll. Another 15ml HdP for a great price. $17.
    Noir Patchouli. Patch, light rose, vanilla, musk on me. Not so much leather, maybe a spray from the bottle I'll get it.
    Its a bit dank, damp,...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 27th October, 2016

    http://thumbs2.picclick.com/d/l400/pict/252537705125_/Herod-by-Parfums-De-Marly-Eau-de.jpg
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