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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    Pretty much full 500ml of GIT for $350:

    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NjQwWDQ4MA==/z/AbIAAOSwpdpVcErT/$_12.JPG
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    Re: I got lucky today!

    It probably lived in someone's gym bag, covered in their foot juices
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    I tried it from a sample and made a thread a month or so ago. Impressions here:

    "I've been on a leather kick lately, and have gone through most of the offerings where leather is a prominent or...
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    Re: What's the perfect amount of bottles?

    "It seems that perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to remove."

    -Antoine de Saint Exupéry
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    Re: Total stock

    Sometimes I wonder what would result if you were to take your entire collection and dump it into a vat, and wear that.
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    Re: Montale Tester Packs

    Can you elaborate on weather the Middle Eastern verison of Black Aoud is weaker than the Paris one, as alleged?
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    Re: Dior Homme

    Dior Homme is pretty feminine, according to every woman I had smell it. Dior Homme Parfum is the masculine one in the lineup
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    I think Im running out of prominent leather-based scents to buy. Just acquired:

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.25613.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    100 ml of Chanel Bleu EDP for $70

    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFg5MDA=/z/q98AAOSwDNdVixaQ/$_57.JPG
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    Re: Erolfa - The name behind the scent

    Been wearing it today, but it dries down to a citrusy musk and loses the marine character. I think there are other marines more true to the image
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Summertime scores for $50 each:

    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTE2Nlg4MTA=/z/oAIAAOSwu4BVjy6x/$_57.JPG

    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/OTY3WDk2Nw==/z/HEcAAOSwPhdVFjfS/$_57.JPG
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    Re: Live Jazz

    How does it compare to Jazz? I found jazz to be somewhat musky or body-odorous, inferior to Tsar and Polo
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    Re: Givenchy Xeryus: Vintage vs. New?

    What size?
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    Re: Givenchy Xeryus: Vintage vs. New?

    Xeryus doesnt have any castoreum? But I agree its awesome. Just bought a backup vintage.
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    Re: Hanae Mori HiM edp is gone

    Yikes, definite no for me then. Im strictly anti-sugar in mens fragrances
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    BNIB 25 ML of Vintage Xeryus for $25. This is already double what I paid a few months ago, as I scored a 50 ML for the same price. There doesnt seem to be much of the vintage juice left, so this will...
  17. Re: Is "old-fashioned" actually a bad thing?

    Duc de Vervins isnt terribly old school, I feel it fits into that same "timeless" category as Polo Modern Reserve. It is less modern than Modern Reserve, however

    It really depends on what you mean...
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    Re: Hanae Mori HiM edp is gone

    How sweet is this compared to something like Midnight In Paris?
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    Re: Fan di Fendi Pour Homme

    Go with FdF Assoluto. I would say it compares favorably to The One, and even surpasses it, because it is creamy and spicy without the feminine sweetness. Its easily one of the best and unique...
  20. Re: Is Tuscan Leather an 'attractive' fragrance?

    Its decent, but other fragrances have taken the same idea and done it better. The raspberry is too feminine and the ashtray note too weird.

    Montales Leather Aoud, and even the Tuscan Leather...
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    Re: Olfactory Alertness

    Good thing you loaded up on all those Creeds, chock full of natural ingredients!
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    Re: Olfactory Alertness

    Every time I see people post about how woefully sensitive they are to the swill all the plebs spritz themselves with, and how its just soooo hard to breathe in those pedestrian department stores, I...
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    Re: Dior Homme

    Its more of a dress and heels thing.
  24. Oud Ispahan as a masculine rose, a la Declaration Soir Intese, Potion Royal Black, Black Line

    My big three masculine rose fragrances are Dsquared2 Potion Royal Black, Cartier Declaration Soir Intense, and Mancera Black Line. Of the three, I think the D2 might be the best, as it is a good...
  25. Re: Current formulation Polo Green is not too bad!

    Italian Cypress does not stand a chance against either Vintage Polo or Modern Reserve.

    Maybe against the current polo, but I havent tried that one. There is a hazy, dusty note to Italian Cypress...
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    Re: Black Line by Mancera

    My three masculine roses are: Dsquared Potion Royal Black, Declaration Soir Intense, and Mancera Black Line.

    If you are only open to acquiring another Mancera, then Black Line is a great masculine...
  27. Re: Name your best leather (forget the "again?" - Keep on reading)

    I echo the recommendation for Acqua Di Parma Leather.

    Another very good, prominent leather scent is The Cobra and The Canary by Imaginary Authors. You can really smell the asphalt and leather.
    ...
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    Re: Masculine Rose

    Can anyone comment on Oud Ispahan? I am very curious about it, but cant get a clear read on whether its a masculine or femme rose.
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    Re: Fragrances I don't care for at all!

    Are you sure thats not your shitty attitude youre smelling? :lolk:
  30. Anyone tried My Perfumes Dark Oud? Tobacco, leather, cognac?

    Notes sound interesting, fragrantica has no reviews in the database. Moderately priced on ebay:
    ...
  31. Re: Just because it looks like a Pineapple and smells like a Pineapple...doesn't mean it's Aventus.

    Montblanc exceptionnel is a great mens pineapple scent. Cheap too
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    Re: Declaration d'Un Soir Intense

    I for one found Intense to be more masculine, and thus more suitable, than the original Soir. The performance is also astronomical for an EDT, easily 8-10 hours. Good projection and versatile enough...
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    Re: Creed Royal Water

    I have an old vial, so maybe its gone off, though its been stored properly. It had a slight body odor / animalic accord that didnt sit well at all with me, like very old school feminine perfumes. Not...
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    Re: Fragrances I don't care for at all!

    You should travel more because LA is nothing compared to NY's moist, belching sewers and puddled sidewalks.
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    Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    This actually sounds pretty good, very green and resinous/aromatic without stuffy musks or powdery notes. I do love Tabarome Millesime. Anyone gonna be offering splits or decants soon?
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    Re: Masculine Rose

    I briefly went through this category and ended up with three winners. Assuming you are asking for rose heavy maculines, not just frags that happen to have rose, they are:

    Dquared2 Potion Royal...
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    I briefly tried Club De Nuit, but found Afnan Supremacy Silver to be the best Aventus clone, both in scent and longevity.
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    Re: Why can't Adidas....

    Nautica Voyage actually has pretty good longevity for its category, Ive gotten 6 hours in 90+ temperatures.

    Mostly though, these fragrances are produced with a razor thin bottom line. They are...
  39. Re: New YSL fragrance: Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de L’Homme Intense

    Sounds extremely femme.

    Pass.
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    Re: Where is the tobacco?

    Cosmair Polo is a good reference tobacco, pungent and bitter.
  41. Re: Any way to tell how much is in a non see through bottle?

    I highly doubt the float method would be accurate. Someone should try it with a transparent bottle.

    I am running into this issue with my D2 royal potion black. I have a second bottle ready, but I...
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    Re: What is you favorite Mancera Fragrance?

    I recommend Black Line, its a solid leather rose thats in the same camp as Dsquared Potion Royal Black (which is my go to sexy date scent)
  43. Re: All 3 Coach Leatherware Mens Scents on sale for $48 each (95ml EDP) (soon to be discontinued)

    I must say, as much as I love #1 and #3, Acqua di Parma Leather and Montale Leather Aoud have taken their places as my favorite light and heavy leathers, respectively. The performance is much better.
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    Re: Bois 1920-Recommendations

    Oro is a solid TL clone, but Monotheme Leather and others do it just as good for cheaper.

    Oltremare is a really good bitter citrus.

    I got a bunch of samples from Min New York
  45. Re: Ever have days where you wake up and want to sell everything you have except for a few bottles?

    Im skeptical that there are even 50 fragrances out there that I would absolutely go crazy over, given the wide swath Ive sampled from designer and niche offerings.

    If you love them, keep them....
  46. Re: Selling on BN - Anybody else frustrated with it ?

    I appreciate the vote of confidence! :thumbsup:
  47. Re: Selling on BN - Anybody else frustrated with it ?

    For what its worth, I have had great success parting out vintages as decants for people who are extremely curious but don't want to spring for the full bottle (and the subsequent hassle of flipping a...
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    Re: Signature scents??

    Its about building an emotional connection with something, and the sense of completeness in the relationship.

    What isnt exciting about a scent so perfect you prefer it above all others? Think of...
  49. Re: Selling on BN - Anybody else frustrated with it ?

    I think the most consistent business you can do on BN is decants and samples. For full bottles I would go straight to ebay, why waste your time?
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    Re: Best nighttime date scent?

    I forgo the candy, powdery sweetness of La Nuit and The One -- youll just smell like one of their girlfriends.

    My king date scent is Dsquared Potion Royal Black. An amazing, sexy, smoky leather...
  51. Re: What happened to the noses who created Fahrenheit?

    $37 million wtf. Did they focus group the entire continent? How much are star perfumers making?
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Thats a sweet looking bottle
  53. Re: Is Creed Winsor/Royal Mayfair......???

    Do you want to associate that scent with that occasion?

    I am of the opinion that funerals are a time for reflection, not distraction. Accessories like fragrance and watches are unnecessary. Focus...
  54. Re: Bois 1920 Oltremare: Under-discussed and Under-appreciated

    I liked it, found it a great citrusy floral. Its probably not worth niche prices. The rich, bitter citrus blast reminded me of aqua amara by bulgari
  55. Re: Bel Ami Vetiver - Quite possibly my new signature ??

    I have been really enjoying BAV, but I wish it had more leather. A cross between BAV and AdP colonia leather would be PERFECT. Omg clean leather heaven.
  56. Re: Carven's Mythical Unicorn - Le Vetiver EDP 2009

    Think this stuff will be worth anything down the line?
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Just scored this for $400 shipped:

    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/ODU0WDc1MA==/z/~hoAAOSwl8NVcIJh/$_57.JPG
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    Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    Whats this stuff smell like anyway?
  59. Re: Got a spare $15....buy this blind. like now.

    How does this compare to Montana Black and the other "urinal cake" powerhouses?
  60. Re: Manhattanperfumes.com -- no response or shipment notification of my order. Open dispute?

    Case closed, seller issued refund. Looks like they knew I was onto them. Pathetic.

    I strongly suggest they be added to a blacklisted seller list. There cant be anything legit about an outfit that...
  61. Re: Manhattanperfumes.com -- no response or shipment notification of my order. Open dispute?

    Escalated the case, will be updating you guys. Not sure if there is a sticky of blacklisted sellers somewhere, but they should be added to it.
  62. Re: Manhattanperfumes.com -- no response or shipment notification of my order. Open dispute?

    I believe that one is Manhattan Fragrances, whom I did call, whose owner sounded Indian / Paki, and who sounded exasperated to have people calling about "Manhattan Perfumes, which is a different...
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    Re: Rasasi Fragances - advice wanted

    Please post your opinion! I will hold off on ordering for now
  64. Re: Manhattanperfumes.com -- no response or shipment notification of my order. Open dispute?

    I am escalating the claim, what reason should I use? That I have info this seller may be fraudulent? That I already tried working it out?
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    Re: Rasasi Fragances - advice wanted

    Can someone chime in as to whether Armaf Club House Blanche or Al Wisam Day is the better SMW clone?
  66. Re: Manhattanperfumes.com -- no response or shipment notification of my order. Open dispute?

    I am debating if I should let the claim sit for 24 hours or escalate it immediately?
  67. Re: Manhattanperfumes.com -- no response or shipment notification of my order. Open dispute?

    Part of the payment was adding funds from a bank account, this was on the 30th so the payment has already been processed?
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Good call on leather oud, I am considering it myself.
  69. Re: Manhattanperfumes.com -- no response or shipment notification of my order. Open dispute?

    I used paypal. I am quoting that link you posted, where the reviewer says they lost their money because Manhattan Perfumes claimed they sent the item. I have opened a dispute with paypal.
  70. Re: Manhattanperfumes.com -- no response or shipment notification of my order. Open dispute?

    They had it very cheap, and I dont see how they can claim I received anything without providing tracking numbers. And if they send me some bogus package, I will make sure to take photos of everything.
  71. Re: Manhattanperfumes.com -- no response or shipment notification of my order. Open dispute?

    No email, and the phone number listed in Paypal is a bunk generic voicemail and does not respond. These guys are fraudsters, opening a case and filing with BBB ASAP.
  72. Manhattanperfumes.com -- no response or shipment notification of my order. Open dispute?

    I bought Royal Oud from them on 5/30, received confirmation of order but nothing since then, and no response when I used their "contact us" form on their website. My email response to their order...
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    Re: Anyone tried Charriol Royal Leather?

    I have not tried Cuoio, because the reviews made it sound like it was even sweeter than TL. Personally, the raspberry syrup vibe is what I cant stand about Tuscan Leather. Thats why in my opinion,...
  74. Is there anything that denotes a Montale bottle as the "concentree" edition?

    I have seen some sellers claiming their bottles are "concentree", employing the Paris salon's option to add more perfume oil to the bottle. There is nothing that I see on the bottle or box that...
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    Re: Anyone tried Charriol Royal Leather?

    The best cheap TL clone is Monotheme Leather. Roughly $45 for a 100 ml EDP shipped to US, way cheaper in EU
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    Re: Paco Rebenne

    Angel was a worldwide sensation though, is Invictus moving enough units to warrant the special molds?

    I guess they can do it all so cheaply nowadays it doesnt matter...
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    Re: Anyone tried Charriol Royal Leather?

    How strong is the leather in this? Is it on par with AdP?
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Thanks! Ive been loving D2 Potion Royal Black, so I felt comfortable exploring another dark/deep rose frag.
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    Re: Paco Rebenne

    Im surprised theyre faking such an obscurely shaped bottle
  80. Re: Remy Latour Cigar Black Wood & Cigar Black Oud

    Tobacco isnt even listed in the notes for the flankers. How strong is the tobacco in the original?
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    http://images.selfridges.com/is/image/selfridges/496-3002326-BLACKLINE_M?$PDP_M_ALL$
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    Re: What have you STILL not tried?

    Midnight In Paris. Im expecting a powdery vanilla gourmand sugar bomb
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    Re: Amouage Awaits

    I went through the majority of the house's popular offerings and found the overall vibe to be pretty boring. Its all bitter, dusty wood and spices.
  84. Re: Why I will never own or sample a Roja Dove fragrance

    There needs to be a big blind test set up, like the 1976 "Judgement of Paris". I would be willing to bet that at least several other niche lines would be judged as being on par, if not better.
  85. Thread: Samples

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    Re: Samples

    Nordstrom here has no problem decanting fragrances into small spray vials for free?
  86. Re: Why I will never own or sample a Roja Dove fragrance

    A more accurate analogy would be that he is the Any Warhol of fragrance; who realizes that enough masturbatory self-aggrandizing will create its own street-cred.

    His products are priced the way...
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    Re: Skin Chemistry: Real or Myth?

    "Chanel becomes you because it becomes you."
  88. Re: Why I will never own or sample a Roja Dove fragrance

    His vacuous press releases make him seem like a total loon. Either say something meaningful or shut your trap!

    That being said, I am curious to try his line. I like fragrances, but there is no...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Found a good deal:

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.15278.jpg
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    Re: Bottle of cologne in mailbox

    Your packages routinely get roasted going through any transport system. Its the name of the game.
  91. Re: I need some fragrances with cheap price using in summer

    For good, long lasting (wont evaporate in 2-3 hours), I use:

    Kenneth Cole Black
    Nautica Voyage
    Quorum Silver

    There are a million cheap summer citrus and herbal EDT / EDC that are a flash in...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Found a flacon of Aventus for $350

    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTAyWDQ1MQ==/z/8RgAAOSwl8NVYsAZ/$_12.JPG
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    Re: Your Most Recent Summer Purchases

    Quorum Silver is actually PERFECT for summer, so fresh and crisp without relying on generic citrus notes.

    Its cheap price means it will be my beach / pool / throw in a bag spray.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    This is not quite on topic for the thread, but I found this weird Aventus flacon on ebay. I have heard that Flacons dont get faked, but the label on the bottle is crooked, and there is some cheesy...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Found it on sale for $157

    https://geurengoeroe.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/erik-zwaga-geurengoeroe-royal-oud-creed-flacon.jpg
  96. Floris Leather Oud - good for lovers of AdP Leather and AdP Oud

    I've been on a leather kick lately, and have gone through most of the offerings where leather is a prominent or strong note. Recently I sampled Floris' Leather Oud and Mahon Leather. Mahon Leather...
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    Re: Do you spray through the day?

    This. Id rather take the time to find something I love AND can rely on
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    Re: Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Its not bad, but the powdery quality has been putting me off lately.
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    Re: Not worth the hype... and why?

    Dior Homme - pure womens perfume (maybe with the exception of the parfum)
  100. Re: Still affordable Vintage 80's Fragrances ......

    There is probably some degradation (top notes are the first to go), but it can still smell GOOD. How close it is to an original, freshly made bottle is another matter.
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