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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 04, 2011

    L'Occitane

    Vetyver
  2. Re: Creed, really that good or just marketing hype.

    Couldn't have said it better myself, ditto for me.
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    Re: SOTD Friday, 10th of September

    Aventus
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    Creed

    http://rubenc.smugmug.com/photos/998858559_uB9EZ-M.jpg
  4. Re: For the people who love Creed, how much does the lack or projection/longevity bother you?

    I can finally attest I have a Creed that has legs,
    Aventus
    In terms of longevity for me about 6-8 hours, projection a bit less around 4-5 hours. I'm happy with that.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday September 7, 2010

    Aventus
    by
    Creed

    http://rubenc.smugmug.com/photos/998858559_uB9EZ-M.jpg
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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    Just returned from Paris and purchased a small bottle of Aventus 2.0 oz from the Creed store for about $70 US after the conversion. Absolutely love this fragrance and it is arguably my favorite from...
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    Re: Signature Creed Scent?

    Green Irish Tweed or Millesime Imperial for me.
  8. Re: Derby available again at Neiman Marcus - worth $220?

    I purchased a decant from the Perfumed Court about a year ago, it was a reissue, I grew to appreciate the fragrance over time, now I love it. When NM offered the Parisiennes Derby I jumped on it...
  9. Re: Burberry London for men: Elegance, refinement and greatness.

    I love the scent, although I must agree, the longevity is not in the same league as say, Terre D'Hermes, for me at least. A great winter fragrance all the same.
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    Re: Guerlain: Tonka Impériale

    I can only imagine what the sample decants will cost.
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    Re: Guerlain Derby - Les Parisiennes Derby

    The color is pretty close to my photo, possibly a 5% shade lighter, give or take.
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    Re: Need to trim my wardrobe to 10 - Help!

    My 2 cents:

    1. Patou Pour Homme
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5. Duc de Vervins
    6. Tuscany
    7.
    8. Envy
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    Re: Sandalwood by Art of Shaving

    AOS Sandalwood is a synthetic from what I've read, be that as it may, I don't find it to be the same as Egoiste at all, not even close. It is not spicy IMO, and the eucalyptus is not evident in my...
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    Re: Guerlain Derby - Les Parisiennes Derby

    No, the bottle came with the atomizer. So far it works fine, no leaks, but I am considering transferring some to a small 5 ml sprayer.
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    Re: Guerlain Derby - Les Parisiennes Derby

    I'm loving it!

    And it does seem different from the the reissue, more deeper in the mid notes to me.
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    Re: S o t D, Wednesday, 9 December 2009

    Guerlain

    Derby

    http://rubenc.smugmug.com/photos/708218219_KEQP2-M.png
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    Re: Guerlain Derby - Les Parisiennes Derby

    Here are some photos of my bottle, sorry I haven't posted sooner. It does come with an atomizer.

    http://rubenc.smugmug.com/photos/733443724_pNKnr-M.jpg
    ...
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    Re: Guerlain Derby - Les Parisiennes Derby

    That's encouraging to read Mr. G, as I only had a decant of the reissue to compare with. I must say, I am very much pleased with the Parisiennes juice so far, and I don't pick up any of the weird...
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    Re: need help from the Pros (shaving)

    Couldn't have said it better myself!

    I switched to a safety razor about a year ago and have no regrets, the cost alone is a worthwhile reason to switch.
    Example: 25 count of Derby razor blades...
  20. Re: A special reward to yourself: what to buy for xmas?

    You did mention the Vega bottle in a previous post, let us know what you choose.
  21. Re: A special reward to yourself: what to buy for xmas?

    I will be posting pictures soon. Love the Frag so far, it seems different from the reissue decant I have, although I never tried the vintage, so I couldn't give a fair comparison.
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    Re: Holiday wish list?

    I'd love a bottle of New York by Parfums de Nicolaï
  23. Re: A special reward to yourself: what to buy for xmas?

    I gave myself a limited edition of Guerlain Derby for my birthday recently from Neiman Marcus' Trunk Show.
  24. Re: Pics uploaded: Going to Paris tomorrow, what to choose?

    Great pictures Mr. G. Thank you for sharing!

    My wife and I are planning Paris next year for our anniversary and the house of Guerlain is definitely a planned visit.
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    Re: What are you wearing for Thanksgiving?

    Armani Code for me.
  26. Thread: musk + vetiver

    by RubenC
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    Re: musk + vetiver

    M7 by YSL come to mind for me.
  27. Thread: My First Creed

    by RubenC
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    Re: My First Creed

    Congrats on your Creed buy!

    The Nordstrom in my town just started selling Creed, BdP is great as are my other Creed favorites MI,Vetiver and most recently Himalaya.
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    Re: Ylang Ylang Suggestions?

    Bel Ami by Hermes has been a favorite of mine.
  29. Re: Going to Paris tomorrow, what to choose?

    I plan on going next year for our anniversary, my picks would be:

    Mitsouko
    Vega
    Derby

    Have fun!
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    Re: Bois du Portugal - Dwindling...Reformulated?

    It is available at the Nordstrom here in southern cal.
  31. Re: What was the first fragrance you bought after joing basenotes?

    Floris Vetiver
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage EdP

    I purchased mine from Amazon, been very happy with it.
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    Re: How do you Shave?

    Pretty good routine similar to mine.
    I need to get myself some T&H shave cream to add to my collection. I currently have three creams I rotate on:

    Crabtree & Evelyn Sienna
    AOS Lavender
    AOS...
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    Re: Guerlain Derby - Les Parisiennes Derby

    Nice choice! It is a stunning bottle.
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    Guerlain Derby - Les Parisiennes Derby

    Ordered my bottle of Derby, should come by Thanksgiving. Anyone else joining in?

    The Guerlain Trunk Show

    http://rubenc.smugmug.com/photos/708218219_KEQP2-M.png
  36. Re: If I like to wear Hermes Rocabar, what else will I like to wear?

    I'm a fan of Rocobar myself, others that may be of interest to you are:

    Bel Ami
    Terre d'Hermes
    Guerlain Derby
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    Re: Neiman Marcus - Guerlain Online Trunk Show

    Beautiful indeed! And plenty for a good stretch of time.
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    Re: Neiman Marcus - Guerlain Online Trunk Show

    To each his own I guess.

    I have a decant of the reissue (Derby) and it has to be one of my favorites from Guerlain with Heritage a close second.
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    Re: Neiman Marcus - Guerlain Online Trunk Show

    Ah, so it should read as EDT not EDP right?

    In either case, I certainly would love to get a bottle.
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    Re: Neiman Marcus - Guerlain Online Trunk Show

    Well, according to the Neiman Marcus site, it does. Am I reading it wrong?
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    Re: Neiman Marcus - Guerlain Online Trunk Show

    Oh man, Derby!! In EDP, but it says "On Back Order" I wonder how long the wait is. Tempting, very tempting...
  42. Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    Armani Code - great for the price
    Millésime Impérial - great if price is not a problem
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    Re: S o t D -- Thursday, Sept 10, 2009

    Guerlain

    Heritage - EDP
  44. Re: Just purchased Guerlain Heritege EDP - LOVE IT !!!

    Man! This stuff has milage!

    The dry down is so different from the initial first notes which are very powdery to me, after a few hours the smooth leathers and spices come through as a soft base. ...
  45. Re: Just purchased Guerlain Heritege EDP - LOVE IT !!!

    Even better!
  46. Just purchased Guerlain Heritege EDP - LOVE IT !!!

    Can't say enough about this buy. I tried the EDT from Perfume Court and grew to really like this fragrance. I made the purchase through eBay from this seller if anyone is interested:

    TC Sales
    ...
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    Re: Fragrances that remind you of another...

    When I wear Hermes Rocobar it reminds me of Guerlain Heritage. Although not the same ingredients, somewhat similar, yet I still prefer Heritage.
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    Re: S O T D - Thursday, 30 April 2009

    Penhaligon's

    Castile

    http://rubenc.smugmug.com/photos/525184458_KGbuH-M.jpg
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    Re: S o t D - Monday, 27 April 09

    Penhaligon's


    Castile
  50. Re: Floris Vetiver - Untimely demise of Floris's magnus opus

    What a shame! A wonderful fragrance to be sure, I too am temped to get a backup bottle.
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009

    Serge Lutens

    Vetiver Oriental
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    Re: S o t D - Monday, 16 March 09

    Hermes


    Rocabar
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    Re: S o t D, Friday, 13 March 2009

    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday, 05 Mar 09

    Hermes

    Rocabar
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    Re: ~ S o T D ~ Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

    Vetiver Oriental
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    Re: Joseph Abboud???

    This has been one of my favorites since it first appeared in 1994. I first purchased it at Nordstrom but it is no longer available through them.

    I recently purchased it through Perfume.com and I...
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    Re: best shave cream

    My two cents for a cream:

    C&E Sienna in a jar - Great scent, excellent lather.
    The Art of Shaving Sandalwood
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    Re: Is Guerlain Vetiver worth a blind buy?

    It was my second purchase last year after Floris Vetiver and I have no regrets. The tobacco is not so strong on me, I get more of the citrus, and of course Givenchy Vetyver is a must have.
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday, 25 Feb 09

    Creed


    Royal English Leather
  60. Re: Basenotes March Madness (BMM) - Five Slots Remaining!

    Here are my picks

    Hermes Bel Ami
    Guerlain Derby
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Hermes Rocabar
    Joseph Abboud - My Cinderella pick!
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday 24 Feb 09

    Joseph Abboud



    http://rubenc.smugmug.com/photos/480018425_jFgkh-M.jpg
  62. Re: Scents from the 70's and 80's that one shouldnt miss (scents to try before you d*

    + 1 for me, a very nice collection to remember.
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    Re: What is your next purchase?

    I'm getting Un Jardin sur le Nil by Hermès for my wife and Joseph Abboud for myself. An old classic I thought was long gone.
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 20 Feb 09

    John Varvatos

    Vintage
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 19 Feb 09

    ysl

    M7
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    Re: S o T D - Monday, February 16th '09

    The Art of Shaving

    Sandalwood
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    Re: Your best and cheapest favorite !!

    Joseph Abboud

    Once thought to be gone, it is still in production and the price is right. Still gets the women to turn their heads.
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    Re: SotD, Thursday- 12th of Feb 09

    Givenchy Gentleman
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    Re: S o T D - Tuesday, February 10!

    Égoïste
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    Re: S o T D -- Monday, February 9 '09

    Eau d'Hermes
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    Re: S o T D - Friday, February 6

    Eau Sauvage
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 04 Feb 09

    Bel Ami


    http://rubenc.smugmug.com/photos/467729130_DLuyZ-M.jpg
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    Re: S.O.T.D .. Friday 30th January 2009

    Terre d'Hermès
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    Re: Hemingway's scent

    Derby !!!
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    Re: SotD - January 29, 2009

    The Art of Shaving - Sandalwood
  76. Thread: Hermes Bel Ami

    by RubenC
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    Re: Hermes Bel Ami

    It appears there is yet another sale available:
    ...
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    Re: SotD, Wed, 28 Jan 2009

    Givenchy Gentleman
  78. Thread: Hermes Bel Ami

    by RubenC
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    Re: Hermes Bel Ami

    I may be, still have the new bottle?
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    Re: From Rocabar to Derby to.....

    Qourum was one of my all-time favorites way back when, but Aramis was never in my wardrobe, not sure why.
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    Re: From Rocabar to Derby to.....

    That's good to know, I did read that Chanel Pour Monsieur has some citrus and musk and or vetiver, which leads me to wonder if that is a scent more suited for spring and summer wear.
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    Re: From Rocabar to Derby to.....

    Well, my list to test looks like this for a Derby alternative:

    Bel Ami
    Devin
    Je Suis Un Homme
    L`Instant de Guerlain
    Chanel Pour Monseiur
    New York by Parfums di Nicolai

    Thanks everyone for...
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    Re: From Rocabar to Derby to.....

    I found the Nordstrom near me carries Bel Ami so I can test it from them, but thanks for the offer.
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    Re: From Rocabar to Derby to.....

    Well now I'm curious about Devin and Je Suis Un Homme, although it appears Devin is more readily available than Je Suis Un Homme.
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    Re: From Rocabar to Derby to.....

    L'Instant pour homme is one frag I have not tested, I will definitely give it a try.
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    Re: From Rocabar to Derby to.....

    I have a small decant of Heritage and really liked it, but for the same reason (price) I opted for Rocabar. I have no regrets. I find Rocabar less floral than Heritage, maybe that's what I tend to...
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    Re: From Rocabar to Derby to.....

    Opps, my bad!! In my haste I typed Guerlain instead of Hermes :tongue:

    So two votes for Bel Ami, a scent I have on my try list.
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    From Rocabar to Derby to.....

    I really enjoy Hermes Rocabar, and I absolutely love Derby, but with the high price of Derby, I may have to wait a while before I take the steep plunge.

    So what would be an alternative to suggest?...
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    Re: SotD, Monday, 26 Jan 2009

    Guerlain Rocabar
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    Re: Why is Givenchy Vetiver so hard to find?

    The only way I obtained my bottle was a colleague of mine while in London picked up a bottle at Harrods, otherwise here in the U.S. it's a tough find.
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    Re: SotD, Friday, 23 Jan

    Guerlain Derby
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    Re: SotD, Thursday 22 Jan

    Guerlain Heritage
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 20 Jan 09

    Rocabar

    http://rubenc.smugmug.com/photos/458438975_Q32G4-M.jpg
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 16 Jan 09

    Creed


    Bois du Portugal
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 14 Jan 09

    Givenchy Gentleman


    http://rubenc.smugmug.com/photos/451794756_ST53v-M.jpg
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    Re: Rockabar and Habit Rouge.

    Rocabar by far over Habit Rouge.

    HR was simply too floral for my taste, a beautiful scent yes, but alas, not for me. I love the woodsy mild vanilla dry down from Rocabar.

    Now for a Guerlain...
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    Re: A masculine vanilla based scent?

    How about Hermes Rocobar?
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    Re: A masculine vanilla based scent?

    I would say Habit Rouge over Heritage for a stronger vanilla base. I get more of the woods mixed with the vanilla in Heritage.
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    Re: Heritage or L'Instant

    I've only tried Heritage, and so far I'm loving it more and more.
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    Re: SOTD, 13th Jan, Tueday

    Guerlain Heritage
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 9 Jan 09

    Givenchy Gentleman


    http://rubenc.smugmug.com/photos/451794756_ST53v-M.jpg
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