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    Re: Dior Leather Oud: worht a full bottle?

    Completely the opposite for me :-)
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    Re: Vintage Egoiste Bottle

    To my nose there is a vast difference between 90s Egoiste and current stuff...
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    Re: Christian Dior Leather Oud Initial Review

    A 10/10 frag for me. Easily in my top 5 niche. Love it. Definitely FBW for me.
    To all that said they they don't like it - try putting it on and 'living' with it for 5-10 hours...
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    Re: Egoiste and DHI.

    All I know is that I've been wearing Egoiste since 1996. I have a bottle from 2005 and a vintage bottle from late 90s and to me there is a vast difference. The scent is the same, but the vintage...
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    Re: Egoiste and DHI.

    Big difference between vintage Egoiste and the stuff they sell now...
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    Re: Body Kouros smells like Le Male?

    To my nose BK and Le Male share 0 similarities.
    Saying that BK smells exactly like Le Male is like saying that Aqua di Gio smells exactly the same as YSL M7.
    IMO.
  7. Re: Chanel Egoiste Platinum using a new formula or manufacturing?

    Get the older one.
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    Re: PS Paul Sebastian - Treemoss?

    PS was reformulated (according to my nose). I had a sample back in the 90s. Bought a full bottle around 2003. Not the same. Still ok, but not the same. I'm sure the current stuff is even worse.
  9. Re: According to my Macy's SA, only old men buy Thierry Mugler

    Next time ask her why would she want to smell like flowers.
  10. Re: According to my Macy's SA, only old men buy Thierry Mugler

    LOL. Ok. If you want to be just like everyone else go for the mundane fresh frags.
    Jeez man, don't be afraid to be different. I was rocking PS Cologne when I was 17 w/o any problems (just for a...
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    Re: What is in your collection

    Around 85 bottles (95% designer, 5% niche). Around 60-70 decants of niche frags (5+ml). 100 samples.
  12. Re: Chanel Egoiste Platinum using a new formula or manufacturing?

    My guess is that it was reformulated a while back. All I know is that in late 90s PE was a powerhouse. Now, not so much.
  13. Re: Chanel Egoiste Platinum using a new formula or manufacturing?

    You will most likely get the same thing. Current PE is not what it once was. It's as simple as that.
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    Re: Fragrance similar to M7 by YSL

    I know both of these. I see no similarities whatsoever.
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    Re: Terre d'hermes - reformulated?

    Interesting news. My bottle was purchased back in 2010. 12+ hours longevity.
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    Re: CdG Avignon or Zagorsk?

    I agree. As for preference, I prefer Avignon whereas the gf prefers Zagorsk.
  17. Re: Chanel Platinum Egoiste - Longevity/Projection issues...

    I'm guessing PE longevity suffered from reformulations (much like A*Men, Azzaro Chrome, Egoiste) over the years. I came across PE back in 1997 (had an official sample). 1 spray of that lasted 12-14...
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite tobacco?

    In any case thank you.
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite tobacco?

    Where would I purchase this one? Good folks at Fragonard told me that it was discontinued.
  20. Re: Viktor and Rolf Antidote officially discontinued

    I'm lucky enough to have a 75ml almost full bottle from 2006 I think. I don't wear it often but I like having it.
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    Re: Smelled Reflection Man today

    It doesn't smell like LeMale, but it does have a similar vibe.
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    Re: Le Male from Frafrancenet.com

    My bottle from 2009 is the same. Longevity sucks. Nothing like my 1998 bottle.
  23. Thread: Vintage.

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    Re: Vintage.

    All I know is that Coco Chanel was unbelievable in the 90s. What they sell now is kinda meh.
  24. Re: Just found out Amen was reformulated in 2010

    I have a feeling it was reformulated long before then. My juice in my bottle from 2000 would easily last 20+ hours... on 1 spray.
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    Re: Do your wardrobe match your scent?

    Nope, not dependant at all for me. I can wear ripped jeans and a t-shirt while wearing Amouage Jub XXV w/o a problem.
    Or wear a suit along with a skanky Leather Oud. Whatever.
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    Re: Avignon... Wow, just wow...

    Perhaps you have a sample of Zagorsk which is in fact "too sharp, stale and cold"... but that's part of its allure.
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    Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    Aventus doesn't do a thing for me much like the rest of Creed... i've been on here for about 2.5 years... but into fragrances for 15+ years.
  28. Re: Ok, I did it... I purchased my first 2 bottles of Amouage today

    It's a shame I came across this only today.
  29. Re: I cant believe people think Cool Water smells like Green Irish Tweed

    Agree. I'm the same way. My 1998 bottle of CW smells way better than GIT.
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    Re: Think I found a 90's version of Cool Water.

    Most likely still fine. My bottle is from 1998 and it's okay.
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    Re: Safe Age For Wearing DHI?

    I wear what I like. Was this way since I was 16.
  32. Re: Two Vintage Testers - Antaeus and M7 - First versions??

    I never understood that whole 'dust' floating inside vintage M7. My bottle was purchased in December 2003 and it doesn't have any dust particles.
  33. Re: L'Air Du Desert Marocain (Review) by Noirdrakkar

    Hmmm. My gf stole my bottle. I love it on her...

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    Regarding wearing LDDM during the summer. I frequently use it as an amber base for the summer months. Basically 3 sprays of...
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    Re: Spring Fragrance

    Glad I'm not the only one with a similar reaction to Roadster.
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    Re: Coromandel or overkill?

    Hmmm. I have about 150+ frags in my rotation and still feel that it's unbalanced... :-)))
  36. Re: Running out of ideas for summer citrus Help !

    My fave citrus is Heeley Oranges & Lemons. I've tried lots of niche offerings, but this one is my favorite.
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver Frozen Men?

    I love this one but not on its own (perhaps a bit too bitter). I have a bottle which I routinely layer with other frags.

    It goes beautifully with heavy amber frags such as (Ambre Russe and L'Air...
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    Re: Mugler 2013 Releases

    I'd go for Pure Vetiver.
  39. Thread: Encre Noire

    by roman_nik
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    Re: Encre Noire

    LOL at not being able to make a decision yourself and caring about other people's opinions.
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    Re: Thoughts on Amouage Lyric Man?

    Agree with everything said.
  41. Re: My first thread, and what a sad one... Égoďste reformulation? A Christmas tragedy by Norstrřm.

    You guys know what's sad? It's that now apparently Egoiste from 2008-2010 is considered vintage. I came across Egoiste back in 1996, it was the fragrance that started it all for me. 1st bottle lasted...
  42. Re: Tried 4. Liked 0...Is my nose having a bad day?

    Heh. You'll change your views in a year or two.... You're just starting out...
  43. Re: M7 Original Formula Owners...I have a question about your box.

    Yup, the less ingredients the better the juice :-)
  44. Re: Ambre Russe, how strong is the leather note in this fragrance?

    To my nose there is no leather in Ambre Russe. I know AR very well, it's one of best buys of 2012 for me.
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    Re: Any love for Aedes de Venustas ?

    2012 version is available at Andrews in Toronto. I'm guessing it's available in Montreal as well.
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    Re: Any love for Aedes de Venustas ?

    I tried it. Loved the first 2 hours. Almost bought a bottle. The drydown was dissapointing to me.
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    Re: Layering Black Aoud and Dark Aoud

    Gotta try this combo. I have a decant of Dark Aoud and a sample of Black Aoud.
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    Re: Loving L'Air du Desert Marocain

    From what I tried LADDM works well with any fresh, grassy Vetiver. Just make sure to limit LADDM to only 1 spray - anything more and you won't be able to smell anything else.

    Doesn't seem to work...
  49. Re: CD Miss Dior EDP - do you think a guy could pull this off?

    Just try it and see what happens. I long stopped associating frags with gender. In large part thanks to this community.
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    Re: Loving L'Air du Desert Marocain

    I used it frequently in the summer but I layered it with vetiver centric frags.

    For example 3-4 sprays of Chanel Sycomore or Guerlain Veriver Eau Glacee or even Mugler Cologne and 1 spray of...
  51. Re: If you completely stopped buying fragrances...

    I have enough to last me another 40 years.
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud

    I don't understand the comparison between Full Incense and Leather Oud. To me there are no similarities at all.
  53. Re: How Scent Affects Attraction ?? One of The Most Important Factors ??

    Girls yes. Women no.

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    This is up to the smellee not the smeller :-)

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  54. Re: The reason for the sticky: men don't wear fragrance for themselves but to catch gurls

    Hmmm. And to think, I've been doing this all wrong. I wear a fragrance to please MYSELF. Whoops.
    I'm not even going to read all that BS.
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    Re: Mugler to bring A*Men Pure Leather!!!

    It's available at the Bay in Toronto.
  56. Re: Amouage Ciel Man: Did Amouage Out-Creed Creed?

    That accord put me off at first, but it dissappears within minutes on me...
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    Re: One Man Show Gold Edition????

    I wanna know how Gold differs fom the regular One Man Show.
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    Re: Help pick Vetiver frag

    Take a look at Diptique Vetyverio. Easy to digest vetiver. For me it opened the flood gates to Sycomore, Guerlain Vetiver, Creed Original Vetiver and others, basically got me interested in the note. ...
  59. Re: Frapin 1697(EDP) and L’Artisan Parfumeur Havana Vanille

    To my nose they are very similar. 1697 lasts longer on my skin and has a boozy note which Havana Vanille does not. But yeah, for the first 1-2 hours 1697 can be mistaken for Havana Vanille.
  60. Re: (Female) I'd like to branch out into male fragrances.

    All I know that my gf stole the following from me and is using them to great success:

    JPG Le Male
    JPG Fleur du Male
    Andy Tauer #2
    Chanel Egoiste
    TF Arabian Wood
    TF Tuscan Leather
  61. Re: Searching for a "comfort food" fragrance equivalent

    Hmmm. Comfort scents for me are those that have been with me from the beginning of this journey.

    Davidoff Cool Water
    Chanel Egoiste
    YSL Opium Pour Homme
    YSL M7

    Others as well.

    Lately...
  62. Re: this has been bugging me since this afternoon!!! Is that too much?

    Nah. You're fine I usually go for 4-5. Never had anyone say anything and I like weird frags i.e. not the designer crowd pleasers.
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    Re: How long does a cologne last

    Hmmm. I threw out several bottles that way. They were good stuff too. Of course it was after the fact that I've dumped vintage formulations of A*Men, Allure Homme, Joop PH (all about 10 years old)...
  64. Poll: Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Terre d'Hermes vs Dior Fahrenheit

    I can live w/o Fahrenheit and TdH, but can't w/o Egoiste.
  65. Re: Amouage Reflection Man vs. Viktor & Rolf Antidote

    I have and used both. Nothing similar to me. at all.
  66. Re: List your favorite/secret fragrance combinations

    I'm gonna try Lolita Lempicka au Masculine + Givenchy Pi this evening. Thanks for the idea.
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    Poll: Re: Chanel: Bleu vs. Egoist vs. Allure

    Really???????
    They share like absolutely nothing to my nose. Don't forget that we're not talking about Allure Sport or Egoiste Platinum.
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    Re: Diet, projection and longevity

    What was the fragrance that you tried?
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    Re: Fresh fragrance with insanely projection

    Amouage Ciel Man
  70. Re: HELP! I'm in the market for my first niche'. It needs to be a citrus scent for the warm months.

    I 2nd Ciel Man. Unbelievable for summer. Very original (at least to my nose), haven't smelled anything else like it.
  71. Re: Hermes Vétiver Tonka... Anything That Smells This Sweet With Vétiver?

    I've tried both, Vetiver Tonka and Sycamore. There is no comparison between the two. VT is sweet, Sycomore isn't.

    For me personally as much as I wanted to like VT, I came to the conclusion that...
  72. Thread: Le male JPG

    by roman_nik
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    Re: Le male JPG

    I used to love Le Male (never wore it regularly, but liked having it) but I can't do the current version. I got around by using Amouage Reflection Man and Cuba Gold for my Le Male fix.

    Hmmm... I...
  73. Thread: Le male JPG

    by roman_nik
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    Re: Le male JPG

    Not sure. I didn't try Terrible enough to make a proper comparison.

    All I know is the difference between current Le Male and old Le Male is that the current stuff (for me) goes directly into the...
  74. Thread: Le male JPG

    by roman_nik
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    Re: Le male JPG

    Yes, it has. Don't know when, but I do know that my bottle from 1998 smelled much better than the stuff currently for sale.
  75. Re: I am "43" in need of a Awesome summer scent!!

    Amouage Ciel Man
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    Re: Layering successes

    The only thing that I tried was Lolita Lempika au Masculin and then 30 min later a few sprays of Cool Water. Not too bad.
  77. Re: Narciso Rodriguez for Him smells just like ...

    I don't see any similarities between NRfH and FA.
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    Re: Oud Immortel by Byredo - School me gents

    I agree with the above, to me Oud Immortel is a better version of Black XS, especially the first hour or two.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Azzaro Chrome Summer

    All I know is that the juice in my 10 year old bottle lasts a lot longer and smells far better than the stuff they sell in teh store (tried several times from a tester).
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    Re: Francis Kurkdjian Oud

    I just tried it. To me while nice it fully resembles Montale's Red Aoud, but milder and a tad less juvenile.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Azzaro Chrome Summer

    It's sad that people now view Chrome as crap. Back when I tried it (1997) it was actually really good. 3 sprays would easily last 10-14 hours during summer. It was fresh and had a nifty metallic...
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    Re: Azzarro's Chrome Question?????

    To my nose - yes.
    I've been in the game since 1996 :-)
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    Re: Azzarro's Chrome Question?????

    I tried Chrome and Le Male back in the 90s when they just came out. My bottle of Chrome from 2000 easily lasts 10-14 hours. My bottle of Le Male from 1998 lasts 20-30 hours. Current Chrome (tried in...
  84. Re: Serious question: Are there any "Aqua" scents that are better than all others in the pack?

    I second Gai Mattiolo Uomo. It's amazing for summer. Haven't tried Sel Marin yet.
  85. Re: Scents ( over 200$), which are worth the price..

    Amouage stuff is worth the price (to me).
  86. Re: I'm going out to dinner with my wife for Valentines tonight..It's very cold and snow...what

    Egoiste.
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    Re: Joop Go! Worth a blind buy?

    Agree
  88. Re: chanel - egoiste vs boucheron - jaipur pour homme

    I have both - Egoiste and Jaipur Homme EDP. I appreciate Jaipur, but find it unwearable most of the time for some reason while Egoiste has been a staple in my collection for the past 15 years.
    ...
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    Re: Boucheron Jaipur Homme EDP Bottle Redesign?

    My Jaipur Homme EDP is like this:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Boucheron-Jaipur-Pour-Homme-Cologne-Eau-Parfum-Spray-1-7-oz-/110766645907?pt=fragrance&hash=item19ca34e293

    Bought about 1 year ago.
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    Re: New Angel/A*Men Formula!

    Does the current box differ from the previous version? Will try hunting down the older juice, have to know what to look for visually.
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    Re: How much have you spent on fragrances?

    I guess around $7000 but thats over the last 15 years or so. We're all screwed in the head by most people's standards. :-)
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    Re: The longevity and sillage of Egoiste

    I agree with this. I came into contact with Egoiste back in 1996. The juice in that bottle would easitly last 14-16 hours on me. The current stuff while still great (but watered down a bit) lasts...
  93. Re: YOUR PICK of fragrance from my wardrobe for my wedding this SUNDAY...

    Does it really matter? You're still gonna get some anyway.

    All kidding aside, congrats! I'd go with Jub XXV.
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    Re: Has JOOP HOMME ever been reformulated?

    Joop PH has (well used to have) an incredible drydown. Current version just has earthy patchouli. Nothing as complex as before.
  95. Re: kilians incense oud comparable to any montale?

    Hmmm... Apologies... Wearing Incense Oud today... Yes, similar to Montale's Full Incense, but with more depth, oud and rose. More complex... So no... Montale FI is not exactly a replacement for...
  96. Re: kilians incense oud comparable to any montale?

    Tried Incense Oud yesterday. Seems very much like Montale's Full Incense...
  97. Thread: Patchouli

    by roman_nik
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    Re: Patchouli

    Tried this one out of a sample. Too much for me. Straight patch with nothing else (to my nose). Not wearable (once again to my nose).
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    Re: Aquolina Blue Sugar, worth buying if...?

    Seriously for $30 or so it's a great buy if you're into gourmands.
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    Re: Aquolina Blue Sugar, worth buying if...?

    Worth buying imo. Different enough from A*Men and LL. To me it's the most perfect rendition of burnt sugar. Dry down is similar to an extent to A*Men.
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    Re: Joop Nightflight...sell it to me!

    I came across Nightflight back in 1997 or 1998. Longevity was monster out of a sample that I received from the Bay, easilly on par with Joop PH. I bought a full bottle in some duty free in 2000. Same...
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