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    Re: Roja Dove Fragrances...anyone else like them?

    I've not compared to extrait, just EDP. Neither was quite my thing, though good on their own right. 540 a tad too tame and I hardly noted it, but I understand extrait might work better. Aoud didn't...
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    Re: My Summer Niche Top 10..no 20....well 30

    ADP Colonia - that stuff got me to this, and that's what I still like and miss. Even if I could do with a bit more longevity.
    Fathom V
    Nio
    Le Jardin Sur Le Nil
    Terre d'Hermes Parfum - The EDP...
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    Re: Roja Dove Fragrances...anyone else like them?

    Haha, how funny how people see things differently. I don't meant to imply that you're wrong, not at all - I personally am a little uninterested in the Aoud range despite having Amber Aoud in my...
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    Re: Roja Dove Fragrances...anyone else like them?

    I might be just a sucker for it, but Enigma is one of my favs. I kinda like Diaghilev as well, but that's a tad tough relationship - it's quite a statement to wear.
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    Re: NEW Terre D'Hermès Flacon H 2018 For Men

    One of the better performing light/summerish ones, all up, for me. Didn't notice that much of a difference between EDP/EDT, to my surprise.
  6. Re: Dark wet mossy green melancholy forest fragrance for men?

    A bit out of the ordinary, but you might give a sniff to Fathom V. It implies sea, but to me it could well pass for wet, moist forest.
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    Poll: Re: Creed Royal Oud vs Spice and wood

    Royal Oud, not much contest. Richer and lasts longer on me. One of the few Creeds I care for.
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    Re: You can only keep 5 bottles...

    Invasion Barbare
    Jubilation XXV
    Musk Aoud
    Nio
    Fathom V
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    Re: Today I bought June 2017

    Invasion Barbare.
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    Re: My first day with Interlude. (Bad comments)

    Yeah, as many have said already, 1 spray at neck is enough for a day and even that might be too much for office environment. Mind you, that first spray from the bottle is not even as full of a spray...
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    Re: Aventus vs Reflection Man

    Nordstrom can be rather generous in handing out samples if they take you seriously enough. When it comes to price, I tend to get giggles when people equate "expensive" to "good". Sure, there is some...
  12. Re: Please help to make a choice between Creed Royal Oud OR Amouage Memoir Man

    Royal Oud for being so versatile. Out of the Creeds, I personally find it among the few best despite not being oud nor royal.
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    Re: Creed Asian Green Tea

    I personally really like Aberdeen Lavender from this set. Don't know why, exactly, just happens to fit me.
  14. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Commodity Bergamot & Vetiver. Can't say much from a sniff, but at least the tops of the Bergamot were citrusy and Vetiver smelt like itself.
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    Re: MFK Oud Cashmere Mood, how does it perform?

    No probs with any aspect of the performance... otherwise you better try and see if you like it.
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    Re: In search of my favourite oud

    It is! I used to have this one and it is lovely. But not in the same category, despite the name.



    Oh, I make a note to try these at some point. Haven't ventured too deep into Killian before,...
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    Re: What's the best CREED Fragrance?

    Royal Oud
    Aberdeen Lavender
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    Re: In search of my favourite oud

    Oud Cashmere Mood

    My, does this fill the room. Longevity and projection are fantastic - in both good and bad. My wife was commenting that this is filling our whole apartment and I had applied this...
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    Re: Amouage Suggestions

    +1. I can't order these, though. I liked Memoir and Journey a lot too.
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    Re: Amouage Interlude, almost about to blind buy

    Interlude is just fantastic. But it is intense and divides opinions for sure. Projects like no tomorrow too - 1 spray from a weak Amouage sprayer and my wife smells (and dislikes) it the whole day.
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    Re: Summer Scents - Opinion / Recommendations

    Not so hot summers here, other than a month perhaps. So probably...

    GIT
    Aventus
    Terre D'Hermes Parfum
    Reflection Man - when it's a little cooler.
    MDCI Le Barbier De Tanger - to test this one...
  22. Re: Christmas Gifts! What fragrances did you buy your loved ones this year?

    Pure Eve by Different Company.
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    Re: NEW MDCI!!! "Le Barbier de Tanger"

    Haven't yet formed my opinion on this, but to me it's clear it's different than my Aventus. Less smoke, birch. A bit cleaner, in ways.
  24. Poll: Re: Tom Ford Oud Wood vs Tobacco Vanille vs Black Orchid vs Velvet Orchid vs Grey Vetiver vs Noir

    Grey Vetiver EDP. That stuff is not just good in its price range, but good in general.
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    Re: In search of my favourite oud

    Writing the summaries has taken a while - life got in the way. But here we go.

    Aoud

    Some call this oriental spicy, but to me the oriental and spicy aspects got somewhat last. One reason for...
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    Re: Amber Aoud - Really?

    I'm also finding Amber Aoud a little safe, soft and somewhat... unoriginal. I do find it nice, though, yet I'm not sure if I'd get one again. Enigma, on the other hand...
  27. Re: Describe your sense of style in THREE fragrances

    Hmm...

    MDCI Invasion Barbare
    Jubilation XXV
    Roja Enigma
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    Re: Jubilation XXV vs L'air Desert de Marocain

    I find Interlude to be closer to LDDM / Au Coeur du Desert than JXXV. I don't see point in comparing Jubilation to either, they're way too different.
  29. Re: Your favourite Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrance

    Oud Silk/Satin Moods are high up, Grand Soir & Petit Matin too.
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    Re: In search of my favourite oud

    First face-offs; two samples a day, each to a back of a hand. Quick test with my wife at the top notes, then later again for dry-downs. This is mostly for initial comparisons and overall feel before...
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    Re: In search of my favourite oud

    Oh, I quite like Royal Oud! Shame the 4oz bottle leaked into my luggage. This time it's not quite the style I am after, though.
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    Re: In search of my favourite oud

    I’ve tried Lutens’ earlier, which didn’t quite strike my fancy. Thanks for the tips that there are better ones out there, but so far I’ve narrowed it down to these. For now, till perhaps one day I...
  33. Re: What Fragrance would you drop $200-500 for even though it doesn't project well (skin scent) ?

    I might forgive mediocre projection if longevity is there, but I don't have any use for ones that do not have 8+ hour longevity - no matter the price.
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    In search of my favourite oud

    In search of the perfect, personal oud, I've mostly narrowed testing to MFK and Roja. Montale's et al weren't for me whereas earlier exposures to these two were pleasing and memorable - But I never...
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    Poll: Re: What would you do?

    Know what you want already? A single one
    Don't know what you like and don't care too much? The best you can find
    Want to find the perfect one? Samples
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 29th October, 2016

    My first born got into the world today - so Jubilation XXV it is.
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    Re: Royal Mayfair: Ridiculous performance

    I have pretty much the same experiences with Creeds. With some exceptions such as BdP and Royal Oud, they are mostly gone way sooner than I'd like. Some of it seems to be olfactory fatigue (Aventus),...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 24th October, 2016

    Creed Spice and Wood.
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    Re: Today I bought October 2016

    Hunting for good ouds, so ordered samples of:
    - Roja Aoud, Musk Aoud, UAE Aoud & MFK Oud samples set
    - ...and Roja Reckless sample for kickers.
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    Re: What are your thoughts on Amber Oud by Roja

    A little late for this; I've found Amber Aoud to be one of the weaker Roja's ouds, but that is not to say it's weak. It is surprisingly versatile, but to me leans a bit more towards the formal and...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th October, 2016

    Jubilation layered with GIT. Not sure what to think of this experiment yet...
  42. Re: Roja Parfums (Roja Dove) - Amber Aoud vs Amber Aoud Absolue Precieux.

    Pretty much the same for me.
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    Re: Aventus Creed or Grey Vetiver Tom Ford

    Grey Vetiver EDP feels more elegant to me.
  44. Re: What are your work horses? Most used work scents/dumb grabs

    Green Irish Tweed
    Aventus
    Terre d'Hermes Parfum
    Reflection Man
    Jubilation XXV

    I've noted my office is surprisingly relaxed if you don't gas out anyone. I also don't prefer to differentiate...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th August, 2016

    Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: Baccarat Rouge: Am I Missing Out?

    I didn't smell a thing about Baccarat Rouge when sampling it. Might need a new sample, though.
  47. Re: Summer: Creed Millisime Imperial vs Amouage Reflection Man

    Chiming in - I think the applications for each is different. Reflection has its limitations in heat, whereas MI seems to be made for that. If it's a tad colder, RM is richer and sweeter, warmer even,...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th June, 2016

    Nio
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    Re: Best Way To Test Samples??

    I prefer doing it in two phases; to the back of the hand on weekend to feel it, ask what the wife says, and then do at least a few full wears. This also means that I strongly prefer spray samples...
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    Re: What is your "Go To" scent??

    For playing it safe, good candidates for me tend to be:

    - Aventus
    - GIT
    - Reflection Man
    - TdH PP

    Surprisingly, I am also noting the situations I need to play safe are rather few.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th June, 2016

    Roja Enigma. Despite the weather.
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    Re: Do you have a signature scent?

    No. Perhaps one day. Interestingly enough, after sampling and having new fragrances more and more, less I feel like I need very many. But getting down to one would be hard atm.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th June, 2016

    Experimental day; Xerjoff Uden & MFK Baccarat Rouge 540.
  54. Re: Better line of men's scents: Parfums de Marly or Amouage?

    Amouage, for being original. PDM was feeling generic to me. Wearable and more of a pleaser at times, yes, but safe and dull.
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    Re: Fragrancenet 30% Off

    How the hack you guys get such performance from GIT? Amouages, TdH et al seem to last, but both Aventus and GIT seem to be gone from my skin in... Perhaps 4 hours and that's after being a ski scent...
  56. Re: Do you think about the situation for use of your collection?

    I liken mine to beer and wine; when it's cold, something dark and thick, when it's hot, light and bubbly. And all in between.
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    Re: Thoughts after being away for 2 years

    Same here. I'd prefer to settle down with a few that would fill all my personal criteria, but that's proving to be hard. Tastes evolve (after a fling with with Creeds, TdH & AdP Colonia seem to draw...
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    Re: Fragrances your other half hates

    Oh, and she strongly dislikes Roja's ouds too, with the exception of amber one.
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    Re: Fragrances your other half hates

    Interlude. Partly due to its overwhelming potency.
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    Re: Your "The Boss has Arrived" Scent.

    I've been a bad person at times and put on a bit too much Interlude Man when statements needed to be made on that day.
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    Re: How many fragrances can you wear in a day?

    1 a day, mostly. I do strongly prefer ones that last whole working day (less to worry about at the office) and many of those last well into the evening. For narrowed down samples it's the same, for...
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    Re: My signature scent criteria

    It'll find me one day when I hear someone say they got reminded of me or expected me be there when noting a scent. Till then, it's just something I tend to wear a lot.

    Edit: scratch that - it...
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    Re: My Current Top Three

    Interlude Man : when I want to make a statement
    Royal Oud : office wear
    Jubilation XXV : a more light hearted celebrations

    I still need to find some really nice fresher ones...
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    Re: Berdoues Mandarin & Cuir

    As promised, here's little something... but I'm no expert on any of this. I do have a tendency of becoming rather anosmic quite quickly. Also worth noting: It's relatively cold over here, but I did...
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    Re: Berdoues Mandarin & Cuir

    I'll try to write down something when/if I get to test that. Not too good in this, but perhaps it's better than nothing.
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    Re: Berdoues Mandarin & Cuir

    I'd not be surprise if you'd win that bet, given what you were wearing and these forums... I shalt not write down the name, though.

    I'm a little puzzled what to do with this one, though. Leave it...
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    Berdoues Mandarin & Cuir

    Any experiences with this one? I got it as an extra on a larger order and haven't' even opened it yet. Seems like the 'net is awfully quiet about this.
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    Re: Interlude man on Beautyspin

    Yeah, it's strong. And sticks on clothes for days, which can cause some issues. Wouldn't trade it off, though.
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    Re: most worn December 2015

    I was traveling most of the December and thus a safe Terre d'Hermes Parfumerie was what I wore most - the bottle was safe scent wise and suitable in size for taking along easily.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    Creed Aventus, Green Irish Tweed and Royal Oud. Had to get something more office friendly than Amouage.
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    Re: Recommendations for Amouage

    I was sucked into Amouage by Interlude Man. Just be warned, it ain't for anyone. A friend of mine called it "the dark witch" when smelling it.
  72. Re: How many fragrances did you acquire in 2015, and which is your favorite?

    Too many; I just got into the whole hobby early this year and fell deeper and deeper. In the end I ended up with:

    Aqua di Parma Colonia
    Terre d'Hermes Parfum
    Amouage Interlude Man
    Amouage...
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    Re: Roja Dove Top 5 to Sample/Consider???

    I tried both Amber Aoud and Aoud, though while having a flue which hindered my evaluation for sure. That said, those were special. Especially (not Amber) Aoud was visible when sprayed, be careful...
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