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    Re: Voyage d'Hermes in stores !

    Oooo .. now I can finally talk about it. I received a bottle in my office much earlier but was not allowed to talk about it to anyone and it was pure torture to keep mum about it. It pretty much...
  2. Re: What Fragrances Have You Thrown in the Bin?

    I left an almost full bottle of Versace Crystal Noir in the bathroom when I moved. It was the only perfume that made me feel really sick.
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    Re: I just want to smell like a man.

    I think Old Spice has the answer:

    Smell like a man
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    Re: Expen$ive Materials in Perfumery

    Exorbitant absolutes costing >$300 per oz : champaca, orris root (>15% irones), organic bulgarian rose otto, tuberose, genet, lotus
  5. Re: What makes you guys buy so many fragrances?

    What we do is nothing ... I have friends who are watch collectors and those things cost 100000000X more than perfumes, and they have a few hundred of them. With perfume, you can layer them, you can...
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    Re: Signature Scent - only one allowed!

    It was Tom Ford for Men until I was left with a few spritz and now I'm saving it for the special occasions until I get my hands on another bottle. So for now, I guess I am single and available!
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    Re: I just want to smell like a man.

    Eau de Brad's Pitt

    http://im.in.com/media/blish/a/photos/2009/Jun/brad_pitt_01090608102311_515x343.jpg
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    Re: Hospital fragrances

    I guess it also depends on the ward you are in charge of. I'd say no to fragrances if you are working with patients with respiratory conditions or severe allergies but otherwise, I'm sure the people...
  9. Re: Models dressed as [suppressing giggles] bottles of hi-end niche frags (1:25-min VIDEO)

    LOL! Hilarious! Thanks for the video.
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    Sweetness overdose! DKNY we don't need anymore...

    Sweetness overdose! DKNY we don't need anymore apples.
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    Re: What scent category are you ?

    I can't tear myself into many pieces sorry :(

    ok .. maybe oriental with gourmand notes.
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    Re: Weirdest place you've been complimented?

    In a toilet. Awkward moment.
  13. Re: Scent Shifter - what causes scent to smell 'different'?

    and hormones. Especially in women, your sense of smell and body chemistry changes with your cycle.
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    Re: I'll pass on the Habit Rouge

    I personally find the EDC most enjoyable but wish the longevity is slightly better. I can't wait to try the new Sport though
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    Re: S o t D - Friday, 26th February 2010

    TGIF!

    Dior Homme Cologne

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/st/26129448.jpg
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    Re: Comic on perfumes!

    It's definitely growing there but it is true personal scents is not "big" with the older generations in East Asia. It's most probably because bathing and cleanliness is such a big part of the culture...
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    Re: To spray or not to spray for work

    You should fire her. If she's true, then no one's gonna buy all the summer flankers. In fact, fragrance companies wouldn't bother coming out with them.
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    Re: Cologne with cherry notes?

    Yes M7 is a good man-cherry lol. Delices by Cartier is a big red cherry and Crystal Noir by Versace is drunk cherry.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition III

    Yes It's Salvador :)
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition III

    Jrd3t, your vault is a dream.

    Here are my babies!

    http://i862.photobucket.com/albums/ab186/thescenter/P2250025.jpg
    Fragrance wardrobe
    ...
  21. Re: Get sick wearing your frag early in the morning?

    I can't do heavy fragrance if I have a hangover. Thank goodness I'm a teetotal now.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 24 February

    Nina Ricci's L'Aire du Temps
  23. Re: S o t D - some questions about how you decide what to post

    1. Nope. I usually take 5-10 mins to decide what to wear after dressing.
    2. I test fragrances everyday so by the end of the way, I'm a potpourri. I post what I wear when I leave the house.
    3....
  24. Re: if blue is calone or aquatic black is???

    On a mass-market perfume, the word 'Black' to me means 'We've created something really cheap and nasty but you will buy it because black is stylish'
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    Re: Antagonizing fragrance?

    Boss Sport and Kenneth Cole Black

    headache inducers.
  26. Re: How many blind buy fragrances at your current wardrobe?

    approximately 10%. If I blind buy a bottle, it's usually more for the bottle design.
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    Re: Best Bottle Design in the Universe!

    http://www.vittoriaprofumi.com/ecommerce/images/ht_TomFordPrivateCollection_071206_ssh.jpg

    gives me multiple orgasms.
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    Re: TOM FORD Private blend

    I would exchange my entire collection of perfumes for the entire private blend collection. It's the modern chypre reference library!
  29. Re: Fresh yet sweet (vanilla-ey/tonka-ey/cinammon-ey)?

    Hermessence Vetiver Tonka if you have cash to spare. Just did a review of it recently on my blog.
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    Re: S o t D - Sunday,21st February 2010

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Um8G6CLVxAU/S4Ft0NpNMEI/AAAAAAAAAAc/Lot1t71nU_Y/s320/thierrymuglerpuremalt.jpg

    A*Men Pure Malt
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    Re: The finest scent I can buy under 200 USD

    I'd buy $200 worth of samples (you can prob get 20-30 decent sized samples) .. take 2 months to go through all of them while saving up for another $200.
  32. Thread: Kilian

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    Re: Kilian

    I think he mistook them for Hennessy and drank em.
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    Re: Oriental recommendations

    Hermessence Ambre Narguile is pretty good
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    Re: A*Men or Azzaro Pour Homme/Can you help?

    They're both really different but judging from your display pic, I think you'll be able to carry off Azzarro really well.
  35. Happy Lunar New Year, Happy Losar, Gong Hey Fatt Choi!

    Happy Lunar New Year to you guys. May the year of the Tiger bring everyone more amazing frags and a fatter wallet so we can all add more to our wardrobes.

    I'll be going red for good luck so I'll...
  36. Re: What fragrance did you wear to work the most in January?

    L'instant D'un Ete Pour Homme for the many interviews with Guerlain.
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    Re: S o t D ~ Saturday 13 February 2010

    Habit Rouge EDC for a lucky lucky Lunar New Year!
  38. Re: Does Anyone Ever Worry About All The Chemicals Leaching Into Skin

    I wouldn't mind having a perfumed lymphatic system.
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    Re: Huge list!! Need help choosing 5!!!!!!

    Your current collection is great! Your new list looks like you've been very much influenced by BN hahaha.

    I say try these:

    Michael Kors
    M7
    Bmen
    Mitsouko
    Eau Sauvage
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    Re: Osmanthus - a revelation

    Go smell The Different Company Osmanthus. That is a soliflore with the spotlight on real osmanthus absolute. Absolutely stunning and realistic.
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    Re: Today I bought - January 2010

    http://www.ivis-bg.com/images/uomo_moschino_m_1.jpg

    moschino uomo?

    http://www.news-parfums.com/images/product_images/product_image_1603.jpg

    lolita lempicka au masculin fraicheur
  42. Re: You're never gonna believe what I got a compliment on!

    I've never really gotten much comments from straight blokes about what I wear .. but one day, I had not one but three male colleague came up to me asking what I was wearing cos they thought it was...
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    Re: Your Favorite Cosmetic Brand?

    Guerlain.
  44. Re: What Is THE Sexiest Men's Niche Fragrance of All Time?

    Bel Ami.
  45. Re: What is the worst comment you've received?

    Me walked into work with 3 sprays of Secretion Magnifique.

    Female manager who bought that perfume for me from Paris as requested: "You are never to wear that to work again!"
  46. Re: Un Jardin Sur Le Ni by Hermes, is this a women or unisex fragrance?

    The jardin range are all unisex
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    Re: Is there any benefit to keeping cologne in a fridge?

    A dry cooler should do the trick. I'm not too sure about keeping them long term in a fridge. You might risk clogging your spray or altering the chemistry. I say treat them as you would with good wine.
  48. Re: Imagine your dream scent. How much would you pay for it?

    Yea that's why it has to be reversible LOL. Imagine meeting your dream partner only to find out that he/she is highly allergic to bergamot.
  49. Re: He's cute, but he smells weird.

    Don't think that will ever happen to me but if it does, I have a ready answer:

    1) yea, its way out of your league.
  50. Re: Imagine your dream scent. How much would you pay for it?

    I'd pay a few thousands to have my dream scent encapsulated and embedded into my skin so I'll smell like that for the rest of my life. And another thousand to have it removed and changed should I get...
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    Re: Tobacco Fragrances Question

    Unfortunately it may be quite common to have tobacco absolute in the juice since it is not a very expensive absolute. But maybe you can do some test spraying on your inner arm and see if you react to...
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    Re: Candles are banned.

    A few drops of essential oil on the floor while you are showering is a quick way.
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    Re: What is the most hideous bottle?

    All Paris Hilton perfumes. They are tacky, boring and cheap like her.
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    Re: What is the most hideous bottle?

    That won an award for design I kid you not.
  55. Re: Michael for Men--was once Michael Kors for men

    Your thread reminds me to replace my finished bottle.

    My bottle has Michael Kors on it. I think I've seen bottles with only Michael on it too. Might be a regional difference in packaging.
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    Re: Perfume is a remedy?

    I was going through a tricky period having to make many stressful life-changing decisions. The only thing, I kid you not, that kept me sane and happy was buying new frags. I bought 13 bottles over a...
  57. Re: Lavender Frags - do they go sour or break down after several years?

    I have noticed that. Fougeres tend to get a little sour with age. I found a bottle of very expired lavender oil last week and the off note is definitely very similar to some of the vintage lavenders...
  58. Re: If you could only choose one cologne, what would be your choice?

    I'm quite happy to marry Tom Ford
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    Re: Tom Ford for Men or Coach for Men

    I vote Tom Ford.
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    Re: How to make taxis smell better

    oh no .. vegans will have to walk!
  61. Re: What's the best cologne for a streetfight?

    I'm not wearing anything else but this

    http://www.perfume-megastore.com/images/6/53509361b551d5f8ae5d510119f66d8a?osCsid=6usc56o2imhlgascg37n5hudv6

    Yes, thats the Kung Fu Panda EDT
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    Re: Closest natural civet substitute?

    http://kishelscents.com/

    All the natural animalic scents you need!
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    Re: Do You Have a "Good Luck" Fragrance?

    I'm sure I'd get lucky with Bel Ami too except it gives me a rash .. argh!
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    Re: New Kilian Scent --- Rose Oud!!

    rose + oud seems the way to go for these niche companies. Another scent to break my bank no doubt!
  65. Thread: Rose

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    Re: Rose

    Hey,

    There's pretty much 2 main types of essential oil producing roses that's used in perfumery. That's Rose de Mai (Rosa Centifolia) and Damask. Damask roses from Bulgaria are also called...
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    Re: Bergamot, Neroli, Petitgrain?

    Hope this helps:

    Bergamot is expressed from the outer rind of Citrus bergamia and its odor profile is : Fresh, Sharp, Lemon, Sweet, Rich, Herbaceous, Peppery and Dry. It belongs to the Citrus-like...
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    Re: Is it ok to wear pure Vetiver oil?

    Vetiver is quite a gentle essential oil since its got many alcohol groups but I'd still dilute it just in case. However, you do want to layer it with something else otherwise it can smell like peanut...
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    Re: Frederic Malle perfumes

    Please do try French Lover. It may take a while to get used to the galbanum but I assure you its worth it.
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    Re: Monstrous florals

    Carnal Flower is a monster of a flower on a leash. Helen Rubintein's Barynia is a pretty fat flower that just did a silent fart. And the queen monster - Opium.

    For a male perfume, Fleur du Male is...
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    Re: Do You Have a "Good Luck" Fragrance?

    Not sure if it's considered good luck but Gucci Envy for Men seems to make me more popular in the club
  71. Re: What's the best wood fragrance in your opinion?

    I second that!
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    Re: Cigarettes = Anosmia

    Very heavy smoking and exhalation of the smoke through the nostrils may decrease the sensitivity of the receptors and mess up the moisture level in the nose. However, smoking allows your nose to...
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday 12th January, 2010

    TSAR - 8 hours later and it's still sticking on me.
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    Re: Do you ever get purchase anxiety?

    my anxiety comes when I get my credit card statement
  75. Re: Paco has hit the big time with 1 Million !

    I bought this blindly. At the time of buying, I didn't give a hoot what the inside smells like. Just the bottle is worth the buy and kudos to the designers and great marketing.

    The juice is not...
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    Re: Today I bought - January 2010

    Chanced upon a traditional niche looking boutique with the name L'Erbolario. Walked in and saw shelves of perfume. Never heard of them before so went spritzer crazy and bought this:
    ...
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    Re: most under-rated

    Sorry but I have to strike out your 2 Boss-es. They are both Procter and Gamble chemical nightmares.
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    Re: My nose was raped!

    Sounds like my best friend...

    ..who sprays not once, not twice, not thrice ... but at least 12 sprays every hour.
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    Re: lolita lempicka

    was my favourite for a few months. Gives me a headache now. Can't deal with it anymore.
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    Re: Fragrance with the best drydown??

    Never thought I'd say this but .. Ho Hang Club.
  81. Re: Looking for: Marzipan drenched in vanilla, ambre and incense fragrance.

    Hermèssence Ambre Narguilé .. yum ++
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    Re: I'm in search for a pure vanilla scent!

    Bodyshop Vanilla perfume oil. Pure vanilla overdose and stay around forever. A little OTT for me but if you have a sweet tooth, this might fix it cheaply.
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    Re: What to wear after swimming?

    This is totally personal but I find the smell of chlorine after a swim rather nice.

    I will stay away from florals. The chlorine will mess it up. I think an incense perfume will do the job. Maybe...
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    Re: Tom Ford for Men

    I fully second the attractive masculine aura. This frag makes you smell like a gentleman, without being too mature. My favourite masculine frag.
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    Re: Scents that only need 1 spray

    Etat Libre D'orange - Secretion Magnifique

    never never more than 1 spray ..
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    Re: Today I bought - December 2009

    It's the time of the year to reward yourself. I planned to buy myself 1 or 2 bottles for Xmas. Walked out with 10 bottles. A little OTT but it's a bargain.

    1) DSQUARED HE WOOD
    2) Paul Smith Man...
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    Re: Violent notes

    Don't forget maritima for that 'adrenaline' note
  88. Re: Buying more frag's for yourself around xmas?

    I'm going out for last min Xmas shopping tomorrow .. for myself. I'm set on buying at least 4 new frags. It's been a while since I bought anything. Can't wait!
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    Re: A bit of Guerlain teasing...

    A little tease from me.

    Me with THE Sylvaine D.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1545949&l=947b9483e6&id=532034128
  90. Re: New Clive Christian Scent 2010: He Says Controversial Ingredients in this scent

    Tinctures of his own pubes?
  91. Re: What you think of 1 Million by Paco Rabanne?

    I own both 1 million and Black XS. A little embarrassed that I actually bought them. Ok .. 1 million because the bottle is amazing. A little too fruity and sweet but still something I'll wear on...
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    Re: Hermessence collection available online

    I like how the leather case is more expensive than the juice. LOL
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    Re: Fragonard - any lovers or opinions?

    They sell the sample coffret in the store here and it's a pretty good price. $70 for set of 10 men's (2 ml) and $40 for female. Don't ask me why the female coffret is cheaper lol. I've befriended the...
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    Re: Out of curiousity - a personal question

    I'm a Fab Frag Fag.

    LOL.

    anyway here's my 2 cents:

    I think the ratio of homosexual : straight perfume lovers will be pretty close to the ratio of homosexual : straight perfumers. Out of...
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    Fragonard - any lovers or opinions?

    Found a Fragonard boutique recently. Not very familiar with their perfumes but wondering what opinions you guys have on their stuff. The fragrances seem quite lasting and consist of a lot of...
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    Re: Prominent Powdery Iris Frags

    Frederic Malle E.D.P Iris Poudre

    Possibly the best iris note imo. No greens, no woods. Pure soft powdery skin-like iris
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 15 December 2009

    Versace Dreamer
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    Re: Fragrances you like, but your partner...

    I will not date anyone who hates my perfumes. My perfumes come first. LOL
  99. Re: If you had to pick 1 cologne for a high school boy (15), which would you choose?

    I say go for Escada Sunset Heat. Tropical, vibrant, young and playful. Plus it comes in a really nifty slim bottle so it's easy to carry around.

    otherwise, if you can get your hands on it,...
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    Re: Masculine FLOWER scent

    Jardin Du Nil - MPG

    Dirty dirty rose.A man rose.
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