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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

    Vintage dreamer. Smells wonderful.
  2. Re: I love Bvlgari Extreme(1999). which Bvlgari is similar?

    The original is the closest (with less grapefruit), but Soir has the same airy oily effect.
  3. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Great collection, and I cannot pass up on the Envy!
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    Re: Well hello, Yatagan!

    Bumping this thread since I'm wearing this today. It's amazing that this fragrance works in almost every occasion--work, casual, formal. While it doesn't have the most projection or longevity, this...
  5. Re: 40% off HEELEY fragrances at La Petite Parfumerie

    Thanks for the heads up! Even with the shipping charges, still way under anywhere else.
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    Re: Fragrances that work therapeutic

    Body Kouros is liquid benzos.

    Other incense-based scents have similar effects.
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    Re: Body Kouros reformulated?

    This has not been reformulated to my nose, despite the updated bottle.
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels. Pour homme vs Tsar

    At one point it was PH (and I still think that is probably the better constructed fragrance), but these days it's Tsar. I can wear it anywhere and it always feels like a second skin.
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    Re: Tea-based scents: Your recommendations

    Etro's Palais Jamais for smoldering green tea by a fire.
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    Re: Caron 3rd man - smell alikes

    I'll second AD and add Nicolai's pour Homme. 3rd man sits inbetween these two IMO.
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    Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    Bois du Portugal
    Heritage
    Egoiste
    Chergui
    Edit: Iquitos
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    Re: Creamy Fragrances

    +1 AHeB, JV, Diesel ++
  13. Re: Silver Mountain Water, Himalaya or Original Vetiver?

    All three are solid, however I always get tired of Himalaya and SMW always gets tiring.
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    Re: If I like Aramis Havana...

    Cuba, but tread lightly...
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    Re: Diptyque Philosykos Parfum or Toilette?

    Will definitely need to try the EDP once I run out of the EDT. The EDT loses it's projection after a couple hours. On a side note, I can't imagine an EDP of L'Ombre. The EDT I have is beast mode, and...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Marc Jacobs Men
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    Re: It's back! L'Occitane Eau de Vetyver

    Smelled this the other week. It's the same juice--an earthier Envy with the ginger replaced with nutmeg.
  18. Re: What does a vintage PdN New York bottle look like?

    Bottle change was around 2004-2006 if I recall. I purchased a rectangular bottle (with the vintage juice) around 2006.
  19. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Great collection. Hope you don't notice the Cardinal missing ;)
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    Re: Oscar for Men: Is it a good scent?

    Check your local TJ Maxx. Picked up mine for $20.
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    Re: A trip down memory lane...

    CW/Polo Sport/Claiborne Sport

    Still wear all three.
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    Re: Oscar for Men: Is it a good scent?

    Decided to wear this today in homage of this thread, and I'm loving it!
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    Poll: Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver vs. CREED Original Vetiver

    Grey Vetiver (feels more alive), but OV has better staying power and projection.
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    Re: Oscar for Men: Is it a good scent?

    Very arresting if you're not used to this type of scent (I have an older bottle). It took me some time to come around to it, but I very much enjoy it now.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    http://i.imgur.com/YaHSz5e.jpg
  26. Re: Fragrances that get you in the mood to enjoy classical music

    SMN Potpourri = Early romantic

    Hammam Bouquet = Late romantic

    Avignon = Bach
    Cardinal = Mozart
    Full Incense = Beethoven
  27. Re: Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Eau Fraiche ~ new fragrance

    Can't wait to try this, although I don't think Spicebomb is hard to wear in the heat as it is.
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men

    Smelled this today, love it. Great scent for work and general occasions that's not boring. I'll echo the above that I have no desire to wear DHI-type scents to work (the majority of my scent use), so...
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    Re: Ungaro III reformulation thoughts

    I get no rose whatsoever. It's a balmy fougere on me.
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    Re: Noirdrakkar Reviews Erolfa by Creed

    I think it's one of Creed's best scents. Not many aquatics are arguably better.
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    Re: How popular is Rochas Man

    You'll never run into anyone wearing it.

    Just dont forget to leave it sitting on a chair...
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    Re: Aramis Calligraphy Rose (New Fragrance)

    Can't wait to try this. Aramis can't do any wrong in my eyes.
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    Re: Challenge me (please).

    I think you're missing the rest whatever else you enjoy. I don't necessarily believe that one needs to have all different types of fragrance. It looks like you enjoy fresh/citrus/woody scents, I'd...
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    Re: Avignon vs Cardinal vs Sancti

    Never smelled sancti but cardinal by far. Avignon's too harsh on the nose after long wears.

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  35. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Adam, I unfortunately have to have your Envy.
  36. Thread: Passage D'Enfer

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    Re: Passage D'Enfer

    Wearing this today, and am blown away again. I'll echo the above about it's contemplative effect. An extremely pure and poetic scent. I feel it's the geographic sister fragrance (a spiritual European...
  37. Re: Most underrated and least talked about Men's Fragrances ever...

    Oscar for Men - One of the most unusual fresh, aromatic scent
    Burberry Weekend - Great pleasant citrus, perfect for...the weekend.
    Lanvin L'Homme - Platinum's jovial cousin.
    Sung Homme - The...
  38. Thread: fresh fougere?

    by gimpy
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    Re: fresh fougere?

    Sung homme
    Jazz
    RG
    CW
    XS
    Montana
    Tsar
    Lauder for Men
    Pasha
    Santos (oriental mix)
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    Re: Terre d’Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche by Hermes

    Will probably enjoy more than the original.
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Polo Sport because why not. Talk about a flashback!

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  41. Re: Almost time to choose...Invasion Barbare or Patou Pour Homme Reissue?

    If it's $250 and you already love it, go with the one you know.
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    Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    The original bottle I had from the year it was released gave me massive headaches. The latest one I've just acquired no longer does (probably ISO e super reduced), and is much more wearable but not...
  43. Re: How well does Terry D'Hermes perform in the heat?

    strong to quite strong
  44. Thread: Macys Experience

    by gimpy
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    Re: Macys Experience

    Noob fragrance forum is that way --------->
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    Re: Men's Best Seller List

    I'm guessing because its almost never discounted so no point in buying on Amazon.
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    Re: Men's Best Seller List

    Those are all good scents.
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    Re: When someone asks you what you're wearing....

    Yes, I'm not in 6th grade.

    Also if I'm wearing it chances are I would appreciate the scent getting support from others so its not pulled.

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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    M7 fresh. Smells like a keeper.

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    Re: Creed Tabarome Millesime thoughts

    Yes.

    As a standalone its great for me. I don't compare it against discontinued Creeds going for over
    $2,000, but I do favor it over Aventus, MI, and SMW.
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    Re: Creed Tabarome Millesime thoughts

    I dont get any leather, but it's a tremendously underrated Creed.
  51. Re: Am after a Tobacco fragrance with Zero Sweetness

    C&S Cuba

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  52. Re: Doubting Your Like of a Fragrance Based on Negative Reviews and Comments

    This x 1000.

    I wear scents that are pleasant to me and have utilitarian value and hopefully last.

    I couldn't care less how exclusive or artistic a scent is. I wear it all day for the above...
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    Poll: Re: Designer hall of fame

    In descending order.

    Patou: X (Great construction, but probably less than 1% of the population even knew it was a scent)
    Egoiste: XX (Great construction as well, with better exposure)
    Dior: XXX...
  54. Re: Doubting Your Like of a Fragrance Based on Negative Reviews and Comments

    No. No offense to any, but many reviews are a case of the emperor's new clothes.
  55. Re: What scent would you wear if you had to deliver bad news?

    It sounds like they probably won't be giving a c**p what you're wearing. No offense.

    $.02
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    Re: Nicolaï Perfumes: New York vs. Pour Homme

    Spring/Summer=PH
    Fall/Winter-NY

    PH I found was a mix of 3rd man and Roadster. The dry down is a bit weird, as the cooling top fades to an ambery mid.
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    Re: Too young for anti-ageing/night creams?

    Broad spectrum sunscreen is the most important item you can use. Don't just look at spf, as that's just a measure against UVB rays (which burn you). You need adequate protection for UVA rays as well...
  58. Re: Fragrances that are really popular but you didn't like?

    A-ven-tus

    Boil 'em mash 'em stick 'em in a stew
  59. Re: Hmmm...A Fragrance "Primer" Spray? "Canvas and Concrete"

    All you need is oil-based lotion. $2.99.
  60. Re: Discounted Creed Himalaya- Should I pull the trigger?

    Himalaya's my second favorite Creed after Erolfa. Both last 8+ hours on me.

    Having said that, if I were 21 again, I'd probably wear VIW. I still wear Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Bart.
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    Re: Caribbean vaca frag?

    Set Sail St. Barts. Wore to work today and was in heaven.
  62. Thread: Sung Homme?

    by gimpy
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    Re: Sung Homme?

    Love it. The ultimate utility scent along with RG.
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    Re: Himalaya for $86. Worth it?

    Absolutely. My favorite everyday Creed.
  64. Re: Top 5 Inexplicably Cheap yet Good Fragrances for Men

    Just one for now:


    Sung Homme
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme Blanche Vs Platinum Egoiste

    I loved AHB the upon first smell. By 25mL I was bored of it (like most citruses).

    I still haven't grown tired of PE.

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    I loved AHB the upon first smell. By 25mL I was...
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    Re: Chrome - The Ultimate Tourist Scent

    Better than 90% niche scents out there, it's a shame it gets put down so much. 2 sprays on me will still be going strong 12 hours later.
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    Re: Chanel Platinum Egoiste Sprays?

    Yes I would add try wearing one or two sprays max for a week or two and see how much more sensitive your nose becomes. I find this the case for most scents. If you're sprayed this ten times I...
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    Re: Chanel Platinum Egoiste Sprays?

    2 sprays is perfect for work. Anymore, and it becomes cloying.
  69. Re: i want to blind buy cdg avignon...how do you rate avignon?

    Yes its quite sweet to me (vanilla). I find Cardinal and full incense more balanced and less sweet.

    L'Eau Trois (my favorite incense) is what I'd classify as a bitter incense.
  70. Re: i want to blind buy cdg avignon...how do you rate avignon?

    Very sweet for a churchy fragrance.
  71. Thread: Molinard

    by gimpy
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    Re: Molinard

    Molinard I is some good stuff. Opens very similar to Himalaya but less staying power and becoming more powdery.
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    Re: Worst frag forum question of all time ?

    Someone posted pics with "I bought my Creed at Neiman Marcus, is it legit?" Although a dumb post, I can't fault him for at least buying it at an authorized retail store. Nothing's more annoying...
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    Re: Encre Noire: Eau Hell No!

    OP, congratulations that was the dumbest post I've had the pleasure of reading this month. You would've saved everyone the time having to read through paragraph after paragraph by simply stating "I...
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    Re: Santos Eau de Sport OR Mugler's B*men

    Santos sport is not radically different from the original, so go with B*Men (plus being 23).
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    Re: New guy in need of advice.

    I'll echo what was already said, and what's worked for me for years and what I always tell others--gym, gym, gym.

    Start going every day. Lift weights followed by cardio. Low body fat + some...
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    Re: How many is too many?

    I have probably around 50, although only 5-7 are worn 97% of the time.
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    Re: YSL Jazz - first impressions

    Jazz is one of the few modern, masculine fougere's left.
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    Re: Great Masculine Florals?

    A won't recommend any discontinued ones, but the following have noticeable florals:

    Aqua di Parma colonia
    Boucheron PH
    Brit PH
    Cacharel pour l'homme
    Jazz
    GIT
    Kiton Men
    No.88
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    Re: Change of mind on Cacharel

    Great scent. Smells like a sunny day.
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    Re: A greener John Varvatos?

    Thanks for all the relies.

    I agree that Santos shares a creamy base with JV and I also happen to wear that often. I will definitely try Azzaro Silver Black, as well.
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    Re: A greener John Varvatos?

    Thanks for the recommendation. I can't remember if I ever smelled that one. I think I have the sport version (which I never wear as it's too chemically). I'll be sure it give a test next time i...
  82. Re: I prefer Zino/ Il Profumo's Patchouli Noir & Carven Homme To ...

    Heritage is a less erotic Zino.

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    To add my recommendation, try Jazz (the original). It's not the opulent scent Zino is (or that similar), but I find it portrays that same...
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    Re: A greener John Varvatos?

    Nor do I. Apologize for the initial confusion. I wanted to know if there is anything similar but with added green/fougere aspects.

    thanks!
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    A greener John Varvatos?

    Hello. I'm wondering if anyone can help recommend a greener John Varvatos original, if there is such a thing.

    I've always liked this one since it originally came out, but I know I can't wear this...
  85. Re: Something occurred to me regarding my collection....

    I've come to the same conclusion regarding my collection, OP. While I have kept every fragrance I have for a reason, the only ones I regular wear and truly love are fougeres.
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    Re: Replacement for Gucci Pour Homme

    Not a twin, but try Tumulte pour homme.
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    Re: Escada PH substitute???

    I remember when this was dirt cheap at one time. Think I even sold mine for less than $20. *shakes head*

    Give JHL a try for the same effect.
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    Re: Best 'openings' of all time?

    Santos/Chanel PM
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    Re: Live Jazz disappointment

    It's a fun scent, but I think the original and Prestige are superior.
  90. Re: Name a fragrance that you wish you would have purchased prior to it being discontinued.

    Relax and also Iquitos when it was $20 for 100 ml around 2005 (though I was fortunate to later come across a decent priced bottle). Lesson be learned, never pass up an opportunity as you'll never...
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    Re: Jazz Prestige appreciation

    I remember making this thread!

    I still feel the same as I did in 2006 about this frag. I'll echo what was said about that it is a tremendous frag for summer nights, and one of the most unique...
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    Re: Declaration vs. Terre D'hermes

    I'm probably in the extremely small minority who would rank them as

    Bois Bleu > Essence > TdH > Declaration.

    However, I do think Essence smells incredible.
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    Re: Cacharel Pour L'Homme

    Bumping this, because I once asked this question a long time ago and found Edition to be similar.
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    Re: "Sexy" day/versatile fragrance

    Body Kouros; light oriental that I can wear all day and even through warmer days. Terre other than BK though.
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    Re: Silences by Jacomo

    Only day 1 with it so far, but this seems so spot on.
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    Re: Silences by Jacomo

    Right, I should've been more clear in my original post. I apologize for that.

    With that being said. I don't feel this to be strictly feminine. A man can easily pull this one off IMO, for those...
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    Silences by Jacomo

    After searching for this on the Men's forums, this looks like it may be the first thread dedicated to this frag.

    Well, after browsing Perfumania today with the Wife I wasn't spotting anything...
  98. Re: Lily Of The Valley - dark, deep, dramatic - suggestions?

    Designer: Dreamer, Boucheron Homme
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    Re: Zino Davidoff Opinions?

    The only word that immediately come to mind is "erotic." The whole fragrance seems alive. Wife also goes nuts whenever I wear this, which is another plus.
  100. Thread: Devin or Havana?

    by gimpy
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    Re: Devin or Havana?

    Devin is more versatile IMO.
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