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    Re: Most Complex Cheap Fragrances?

    This +1

    Also Azzaro Pour Homme.
  2. Re: What I'm Expecting, Giving, Or Receiving For Christmas, 2014 Edition

    Let's see, I'm expecting (confirmed) a bottle of HdP Animale 3, (possibly) a bottle of By Kilian- Intoxicated. After a Christmas a bottle of Ciel de Gum and Amouage- Tribute & Sandal Attars. As far...
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    Re: Are you keeping a secret?

    I used to be a big fan of that one too, but I hear its been reformulated. The cup cake oakmoss accord seems to have all but vanished.
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    Re: New By Kilian - Purple Rain

    LOL somebody post the link to the fragrance news on his Twitter page (if he has one!).
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    Re: Any love for Valentino Uomo?

    Redundant.
  6. Thread: Best Chypre

    by Duke Hunt
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    Re: Best Chypre

    At present the "four horsemen" would have to be Mitsouko Extrait, Jubilation 25, Maai & Diaghilev extrait.
  7. Re: Chanel Les Exclusifs - What are your favorites?

    Coromandel, Bois des Illes EDT/Parfum, Sycomore & 31 Rue Cambon for me.
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    Re: For a woman who "has it all"...

    Definitely try Coromandel[B] and [B]Bois des Iles], I would also recommend a variation of Alien, such as Alien Absolue or Liqueur de parfum. Narcisco Rodriguez for her EDP (I actually just bought...
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    Re: Off the radar night out frags

    Off beat suggestions:

    Niche:


    HdP- Animale 3
    HdP- Ambre 114
    MFK- Ciel de Gum
    Chanel- Coromandel
    Lubin- Korrigan
  10. Re: Please rank what is most important - smell, name, house, bottle, sex, performance, price

    1. Smell
    2. Performance
    3. Price
    4. Sex
    5. House
    6. Bottle
    7. Name


    As others have said, smell and performance are the main factors, with price a very distant 3rd. The rest I couldn't...
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    Re: New By Kilian - Purple Rain

    Light my fire? Purple Rain? wonder which iconic name/lyric is next.
  12. Re: I just one to sample one more house this year MFK > Suggestions

    See bold below:
  13. Re: What fragrance houses do you enjoy and collect bottles from?

    This +1

    Although there are a few exceptions, such as Amouage, Guerlain and Chanel.
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    Re: WTH Creed Aventus

    It's all a ploy by Creeds marketing department, as they know it will incite their loyal legion of Aventurds to jizz in their pants with excitement leading to a panic attack; causing them to spawn...
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    Re: Is Aventus loaded with super iso E?

    Cool story bro.
  16. Re: By Kilian Straight to Heaven is a masterpiece!

    Have you tried Caravelle Espicee by Frapin?
  17. Re: Looking for a "bad boy" rum and oceanic fragrance.

    Idole de Lubin in EDT format (if they ever re-release it) is a great shout, Frapin- Caravelle Espicee or Czech & Speake Cuba are two others.
  18. Re: Best fragrance from the Armani Prive line?

    Bois d'Encens is my favorite, has sketchy longevity though unfortunately.
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    Re: Boucheron Jaipur por homme

    Blind bought a bottle last night of the EDP. The comparisons to Opium have got me excited.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    http://www.scentstore.co.uk/media/wysiwyg/product-landing/b/boucheron/Jaipur-Homme-MSL.jpg
  21. Re: On the hunt for "Five Star" fragrances. All because I bought a book! HAIAHA!

    I own quite a few which they rate "5 stars":

    L'air du desert Marocain
    Kouros
    Knize Ten
    Jicky
    Mitsouko
    1740 Marquis de Sade
    Aoud Cuir d'Arabie
    Azzaro Pour Homme
  22. Re: Bone-dry niche fragrance to add to my collection?

    L'air du desert Marocain is the first thing which came to mind. If you're a fan of Encre Noire, you should definitely sample and consider up-grading to Sycomore.
    I recently acquired Black...
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    Re: What was your first Niche fragrance?

    First was No.88 by Czech & Speake, followed by Musc Ravageur, Muscs Koublai Khan and Green Irish Tweed.
  24. Re: Patou, tom ford,maria candida,vintage havana,donna karan,kouros, lubin and more!!!

    Interested in the Black Cashmere, let me know if there is anything in my swap thread which takes your interest.
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    Re: Boucheron Jaipur por homme

    Going to pull the trigger on a bottle of the EDP a little later tonight.
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    Re: Tom Ford noir de noir

    I own it and enjoy it. I don't find it particularly feminine, as thinks it's quite rounded and centered in the middle of the spectrum of unisex.
  27. Re: Should we expect a new Creed "main line" release in 2015?

    They would, but they're having a hard time sourcing those royal mothballs apparently.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Black Tourmaline Extrait, it was a successful blind buy. Moves in LDDM territories, with an added dark dimension with a more sinister twist.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I have Oud Wood, unfortunately it doesn't seem to last on my skin. Have you tried Noir de Noir yet? Probably my favorite oud centric fragrance from the private blend line.
  30. Re: Which fragrance you smell more often nowadays? and what u doesnt smell anymore.(that is till sel

    I very rarely smell scents on others, generally when I do it's normally a heavy vapor trail of silage of Oud/Rose/Saffron from somebody from the Gulf in an elevator (I'm not complaining, it's divine...
  31. Re: Oakmoss restrictions in 2015 and impact on Aventus

    Oakmoss was removed from Aventus, at the behest of Napoleon after he developed a rash (turns out it was just the syphilis).
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    Re: Your Desert Island Fragrance

    Is this the same beautiful tropical island where Oliver Creed sources his royal pineapples and apples?
  33. Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille vs. Mona Di Orio Vanille

    I don't get any similarities either, I'd say MdO is more akin to something like Bois des Iles, with the sweet sandalwood.
  34. Re: Should we expect a new Creed "main line" release in 2015?

    Yes, I think we'll see Aventus batch xymmd202302020202020202020202kq934u39439439483984398.
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    Re: Clean Leather - Recommendations?

    In my personal opinion, a "clean" fragrance is one which is devoid of notes which are not "dirty" in the conventional sense per say, but which could be construed as "challenging" or add somewhat of...
  36. Re: Niche bottles/samples (Xerjoff/MDCI/Guerlain/PdN/Carner/Serge Lutens/Egoiste CC)

    Bump.
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    Re: Habit Rouge EDT vs EDP

    Own both, but I prefer the EDT as the EDP amplifies certain facets (mainly during the opening) which I dislike, whilst the EDT staying truer to the original concept, with more zing from the citrus...
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    Re: Best Perfumes of 2014 - Fragrantica

    LOL @ Aventurds!
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    Re: Best Winter Fragrances (Designers)???

    In it's current state it doesn't have enough balls to be a winter fragrance.
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    Re: Best Winter Fragrances (Designers)???

    In it's current state it doesn't have enough balls to be a winter fragrance.
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    Re: Clean Leather - Recommendations?

    First thing which came to mind too.
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    Re: Best Winter Fragrances (Designers)???

    Designer:

    Dior- Homme Parfum
    Dior- Homme Intense
    Chanel- Egoiste
    Narcisco Rodriguez- For Him Intense EDP
    YSL- Opium PH EDP
    YSL- Opium PF EDP
    Pascal Morabito- Or Black
    CDG- 2 Man
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    Re: Hermessence: Cuir d'Ange

    Tried this one last weekend at the Hermes boutique. Interesting, not sure it's for me though. To my nose it's definitely not your traditional leather scent (I didn't get much in that department)....
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    Re: Targeted Purchases for 2015

    Quite a few. After Christmas, ex-girlfriend is getting me several Amouage Attar's from Oman, Tribute, Sandal and Badr al Badour. Then my target is:

    Roja Dove- Diaghilev extrait
    Xerjoff- Gao...
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    Re: My Top 5 Worst of the Worst Fragrances

    Aventus (Taking into account the price and over-rated hype, for what it actually is, a glorified sport fragrance)
    1 Million (For its ubiquitous laundry detergent blue amber accord, which spawned...
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    Re: Black Tourmaline Extrait de Parfum

    Wore this again today, very nice and definitely feels akin to LDDM. My only gripe with it, is that it does sit a little too close to the skin.
  47. Re: Kilian Intoxicated - A kinder, gentler A*Men

    I wasn't referring to the concept or idea, I was referring to the overall quality of ingredients in the finished product. There is a lot of synthetics in this one, feels very "designer" in that...
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian- Ciel de Gum

    OK, I just got an e-mail back from Bosco and it's not good news. They do not accept international orders, so that rules out that option.
  49. Re: Kilian Intoxicated - A kinder, gentler A*Men

    Have you tried this one? What did you think?
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    Re: Best Perfumes of 2014 - Fragrantica

    Yeah, 2014 wasn't a good year for fragrance releases. No mention of Bogue- Maai either?
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    Re: yet another aromatic fougere newb

    Azzaro pour Homme and Invasion Barbare.
  52. Re: Kilian Intoxicated - A kinder, gentler A*Men

    It's quite nice, I've got a sneaking suspicion that I'm going to be getting a bottle for Christmas. It's very similar to A-men indeed, albeit as what's been pointed out, with out the harsh edges...
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian- Ciel de Gum

    As of today's exchange rate, that's only 215 USD.
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian- Ciel de Gum

    Great, thanks a lot. I wonder how much it is, I heard somewhere that it's very overpriced in Gum at 500 USD per bottle.

    I've emailed them, let's see what they come back with.
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian- Ciel de Gum

    With the Russian Rubble in the toilet, maybe this would be a good time to purchase directly from the Gum store. Does anybody know if there is a MFK store in Gum? If not where exactly within the store...
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    Poll: Re: Dior Homme or L`air du Desert Marocain

    There's no rose in it.
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    Poll: Re: Dior Homme or L`air du Desert Marocain

    You serious? It's a mass market commercial designer fragrance, sold in countless Dior counters and Sephoras all over the world.
    Do you honestly believe that its sales and longevity (and need to...
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    Poll: Re: Dior Homme or L`air du Desert Marocain

    Be unique and original and stand out more from the crowd, go with LDDM.
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    Re: Black Tourmaline Extrait de Parfum

    Speak of the devil and he shall appear, just this second received Black Tourmaline Extrait after making that last post. My nose is always a little sketchy in the morning, so I'll give it a full...
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    Re: Still on a Chypre kick.

    Try the following:

    Amouage- Jubilation 25 Extrait
    Amouage- Fate Woman
    Roja Dove- Diaghilev Extrait
    Puredistance -M
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    Re: Black Tourmaline Extrait de Parfum

    Ordered a bottle last week, should be here this week. Looking forward to it, another blind buy!
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    Re: Current top 10 favorites

    Amouage- Tribute
    Amouage- Jubilation XXV
    Amouage- Jubilation 25 Extrait
    Roja Dove- Diaghilev Extrait
    Puredistance-M
    MDCI- Invasion Barbare
    MFK- Absolue pour le soir
    Chanel- Bois des Iles...
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian- Ciel de Gum

    Called the boutique in Paris, it's out of stock until next year. Bummer :(
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    Re: 2014 XMAS Day Scent

    Christmas day, I never wear fragrance in the morning. I shower, put on deodorant and then wait and see what Santa brought before wearing it as the SOTD.
  65. Re: Chanel Sycomore: Lots of Negative and Unusual Complements

    Get your nose tested, or stick to Aventus.
  66. Re: Chanel Sycomore: Lots of Negative and Unusual Complements

    Bogan.
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian- Ciel de Gum

    Where did you hear this?
  68. Re: In this thread we review a fragrance with a picture (JPG/GIFs)

    Creeds new head of PR (when questioned on historical claims of the house):

    http://www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com/images/07-minister.jpg
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian- Ciel de Gum

    Does anybody know if the MFK Paris boutique will ship this internationally? If you call and order by credit card.
  70. Re: In this thread we review a fragrance with a picture (JPG/GIFs)

    Aventus:

    http://www.elegantislandliving.net/downloads/342/download/IslandPlayersEmpNewClothes.jpg?cb=515bf13431f70a993fc2981a69ea6a0d

    First ever Creed client to commission a fragrance:
    ...
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    Re: Manly Gourmand??

    Although not a gourmand technically speaking, I always find Memoir Man delectable and delicious, especially in the top notes.
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    Re: By Kilian - Smoke for the Soul (2014)

    So which one are you getting then?
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    Re: What is your favorite Amouge?! and WHY?

    Just came back from a mini spree in the Amouage store getting Christmas presents. Tried Jubilation 25 extrait again, really really liking this.
    Definitely think a man could pull this one off (along...
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    Re: What is your favorite Amouge?! and WHY?

    Absolutely, I've been saying this a lot. An EDP or Extrait spray parfum for both Tribute and Homage would be something else.
    Somebody post the suggestion on the Amouage FB page, perhaps Mr Chong...
  75. Re: If L'Artisan Dzing were worn by a cartoon character. Which one would "dawn" it?

    33478
  76. Re: Which long-term fragrance are you still excited to wear?

    Puredistance M.
  77. Re: The Excitement In Hand Is Unreal !!!!!!!!!

    A lot in my opinion. Proportions are different, DHI is quite "pretty", DHP manages to maintain the unisex metro sexual vibe of the original whilst adding some "stubble".
    It's a lot richer and...
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    Re: Jil Sander scent 79 man (2012)

    Interesting, seems to being going for a song on-line in the discounters. Sounds like it's an under valued/appreciated gem from the sounds of it.
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    Re: Modern Egoiste vs. Vintage Egoiste

    Does a bottle from 1990 have real Mysore Sandalwood in it?
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    Re: By Kilian - Smoke for the Soul (2014)

    Novelty fragrance.
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    Re: Has anyone tried Malle's Noir Epices?

    It's been years since I tried it, but from what I remember it was quite off putting first time around (inexperienced nose at the time). My initial impression at the time, was that It had a fizzy...
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    Re: Jil Sander scent 79 man (2012)

    How is this 2012 version? Worth a punt?
  83. Re: Cheap but good quality frags that aren't widely used

    Zino
    Yatagan
    Caron Pour un homme
    Jaipur Homme
    Bvlgari Black
    Grey Flannel

    To name a few.
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    Re: what is your favorite montale and why?

    Aoud Cuir d'Arabie for me. Rich, bold, unusual, provocative, masculine, sexy leather with woody tobacco facets.
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    Re: What is your favorite Amouge?! and WHY?

    Jubilation XXV, Epic Man and Memoir Man for me, with Tribute Attar.
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    Re: Other addictions

    Because one is infinitely more reckless and short sighted than the other, wondering which category you fall in.
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    Re: Other addictions

    Smoking or main lining?
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille vs. Tuscan Leather

    Flashy, bold and slightly ostentatious without any real substance of note behind it.
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille vs. Tuscan Leather

    Own both, seldom wear either. As its been said countless times, TV is too front loaded and linear for my taste, with a rapidly deteriorating development to hold my attention. TL whilst nice now and...
  90. Re: NEW from Frédéric Malle, "Dries Van Noten par Frédéric Malle"

    Really interested in this one, how's the projection and longevity? By all accounts so far, it sounds rather weak.
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    Re: Other addictions

    The latest one is a sub-addiction to fragrance, which is shower gels and deodorants. Either buying the corresponding combo's or tracking something which complements a niche fragrance which doesn't...
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    Re: Oud Ispahan or Noir de Noir

    NdN for me, not because it's the superior scent in anyway, I just enjoy it more.
  93. Re: Ever Tempted by a Great Deal for a Scent You Don't Love?

    Sometimes, but then I just read enough negative reviews on it to sway my decision back away.
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    Re: A few questions about Davidoff Zino

    1. Not very animalic at all, the most promintant notes are the patchouli/lavender and sage

    2. Yes, it is rather powdery to my nose, from what I remember. Although the rose isn't front and center. ...
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    Re: People Defending SAs

    Civet cat urine I hope.
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    Re: What Are The BEST Shower gels Around?

    Just been doing a little research through key words, the following sound like they could be a nice fit (based on common notes):

    Lorenzo Villoressi Musk shower gel for MFK- Lumiere Noir Pour Homme...
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    Re: Got a Complement on Fahrenheit Absolute

    Touche.
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    Re: What Are The BEST Shower gels Around?

    Just received Molton Brown Patchouli/Saffron & Black Pepper. First impressions after rubbing a dab on the back of each hand, potent! Patchouli/Saffron instantly reminded me of Xerjoff-Gao, looking at...
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    Re: Got a Complement on Fahrenheit Absolute

    Does getting a complement warrant its own thread now?
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    Re: Favortie Bond no.9?

    New Haarlem is the only masculine worth owning from the whole unoriginal line up. Chinatown is a decent feminine, but other than those two I've never been compelled by anything else.
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