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    Re: Guerlain for beginners

    On the same plane as L'Instant de Guerlain EDT is Cologne du 68.
    I've tried a lot of Guerlain, and I think your best (and not insanely expensive) bet is that.
    A pretty incredible, delectable, warm,...
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    Re: My plan for 2017

    I've already cut way down.
    I have what I want. I collect Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier, so Cuir Fetiche today was a rare exception.
    I consider myself done, really. No purchases on the horizon other...
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    Re: Today I bought February 2017

    I cant pass up a good deal on something from my favorite house.

    https://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.15871.jpg
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    Re: Best way to remove fragrances?

    I have oily skin too and I run warm.
    Use an oil control soap on your spray areas and avoid oil based perfumes.
    Il Profumo's Vetiver de Java Osmo Absolu lasts thru 3 to 4 showers with 1 spray and...
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    Re: Kiton men batch variation

    Must have been a bad year for Royal Pineapple.

    More seriously, the liquid in the straw that has sat around for a while may smell differently from the rest of the bottle.
    Clear it out with 5-8...
  6. Re: Your Swiss Army knife niche (besides Aventus).

    I gave one, and have 3 100ml wood framed bottles of it and paid less than $60 each for them ($210 retail).
    Methinks some people need to work on their bargain hunting skills.
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    Re: Boozy Leather or Tobacco

    One of the two:

    Michael Kors - Michael (Parfums Givenchy original release)

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.2417.jpg

    Frapin - Speakeasy

    https://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.20105.jpg
  8. Re: Your Swiss Army knife niche (besides Aventus).

    Really only one for me, and it really isnt that close.

    Odori - Cuoio

    Even my signature scent has a more targeted wearing scope, but Cuoio feels right any and every time.
    ...
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    Re: What should I try at the airport tomorrow?

    Chanel - Egoiste
    Guerlain - Homme L'eau Boisee
    Acqua di Parma - Colonia Leather
    Dior Homme Parfum
    Guerlain - Cologne du 68
    Hermes - Bel Ami & Bel Ami Vetiver

    That should be enough to gas out...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Coco Mademoiselle on any 20-30 something woman is a good chance, Chanel No. 5 by an older woman that works at the supermarket.
    On men, mostly aquatics, AdG and Nautica Voyage.
    Nothing interesting...
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    Re: Should i remove my fragrances from my fridge?

    Fragrances arent as temperamental as you think.
    Room temperature is fine.
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    Re: Patchouli Journey Completed

    It is one of my favorite renditions of patchouli as well.
    It compares well to Serge Lutens - Borneo 1834, surprisingly better IMO.
    Captures the smell of fresh potting soil with a can of cocoa...
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    Re: Best classy everyday scent

    Best is subjective.

    My top picks:

    Carven - Homme
    Odori - Cuoio
    Chanel - Egoiste
    Ralph Lauren - Polo Crest (More class than Modern Reserve IMO)
    Guerlain - Homme L'eau Boisee
    Profumo di...
  14. Re: Davidoff Leather Blend - Is This A Good Leather Colonge?

    Average to mediocre.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqSZ0Zg8e_Y
  15. Re: What is the "cheapest" scent that you really enjoy?

    Smells cheap, but I still enjoy it when I want an aftershave type of fragrance to last hours.

    Abercombie & Fitch - Woods (Wearing it tonight)
    ...
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    Re: How Many Colognes Are Enough?

    Depends on the bottle, most average a ml or two used (10-20 sprays).
    They're fragrances I dont use enough to keep or there is overlap with another fragrance I appreciate more and reach for more...
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    Re: How Many Colognes Are Enough?

    I have reached the apogee of my collection.
    I found a fragrance I could call my own and bought enough bottles of it (6) for life as long as I own and wear 10 or more different fragrances.
    I was on...
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    I think you crowning it a success before you even smell it tells me you've drank the kool aid on this one.
    We'll see what happens after you smell it, if you fall silent in this thread I think we all...
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    Re: Fragrance that smells like Cherry Coke

    L'Artisan - Mon Numero 10.

    You gotta like it sweet though, its not a bitter cola note.
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    Please tell me, a moron: What does "niche quality" mean? Quantify it for me.
    I must be incredibly obtuse, because I havent figured it out yet.
    The only thing I've established is, its a term used by...
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    From the guy who hasnt even smelled it yet.
    Your optimism is palpable, your reasons for buying it, questionable.
  22. Re: Is it normal for frag enthusiasts to not like Polo?

    Hating the current stuff is good.
    Hating the Cosmair/Warner formula is sacrilegious.
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    Re: NEW Ralph Lauren - Polo Supreme Cashmere!

    Pass.
    This house is over the cliff, sadly.
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    Re: What's your late-winter game plan?

    Coming spring 2017: The Culling of 20.

    Trying to condense the nonsense.
    Other than that I stick to cold weather fragrances until its above 50F, which may not be for another 2 months here.
    Trying...
  25. Re: Great Niche House With Reasonable Prices - Any suggestions?

    Let us not forget Guerlain.
    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier on the grey market is an incredible value. Start with Racine or Garrigue for starters and easier to wear.
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    Re: Mancera Wind Wood

    Not even close.
    I find Rocky Mountain Wood to be a dichotomy of cedar and violet leaf. Other pieces are minor.
    Encre Noire more of a chemical vat with vetiver in it.
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    Re: Mancera Wind Wood

    Not a fan, striking similarity to Dsquared2's Rocky Mountain Wood at niche pricing.
    Typical.
  28. Re: Nothing and I mean NOTHING lasts on my skin... Please Help me :(

    Your nose is sensitive.
    Try spraying under the collar, away from your face.
    Drop the neck sprays.
    Body heat will help too.
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    Re: Looking for something rich and full bodied

    First thing that came to mind:

    Jovoy - Private Label

    Smells like a leather bound book, old pages and all, in a dark library.
    Incredible.
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    Re: Lets talk about Compliments

    Overspraying stinks of desperation.
    Not everyone thinks you smells as good as you think you do.
    That is why I keep it subtle. Not everyone appreciates fragrances the way all of us here at...
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    Re: Favourite House vs Worst House

    Favorite: Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    Least: There is a lot of crap out there, let me rephrase this as most disappointing: Montale/Mancera. Other than being loud in many cases, I dont get the appeal.
  32. Re: For you collectors out there, or with collector's mentality.. when did you break that pattern &

    I'm limited by space in my fragrance cabinet, the state of the current market with ingredient restrictions, lack of originality in new releases, and to be blunt I've smelled everything I wanted to...
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    Re: For you fragrance veterans out there...

    The current market is very meh.
    Im in reduction and enjoyment mode now. Its all good.
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    Re: My first blindbuy was...

    Trussardi L'Uomo in the clear bottle.
    Pretty awful stuff. It was very early on in the journey and made me question my place in the hobby.
    Smells disjointed to me, and features Tomato Leaf, a note...
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    Re: That can't be what I'm smelling

    Good nose. *taps nose*
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    Re: That can't be what I'm smelling

    Love vetiver, especially the dry, reedy, smoky Javanese variant.
    I cant stand the chemical vat treatment it gets in all of the Encre Noire series.
    I'd put it right at the top with a few others as...
  37. Thread: LIDG questions

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    Re: LIDG questions

    Here we go again... here comes the reformulation hysteria.

    61617
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    Re: Bentley for Men Absolute - bottom label

    This fragrance isnt popular enough to be faked.
    Mostly the brands Chanel, Dior and Creed are faked.
    Just enjoy it.
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    Re: Old fragrances that smell 'modern'

    30 years ago we were given a an opus on deep, dark, spiced birch tar and styrax styled leather.
    The newest in the bottom bottle with the orange box has been modernized at the expense of depth, more...
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    Re: MPG Racine Blindbuy

    My take:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G2EN47ZwK8
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    Re: Two Huge Compliments This Week

    I stand by my statement, whether you're offended or not.
    Associating yourself with a group or type of user is of your own volition, not mine as I stated above.
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    Re: Two Huge Compliments This Week

    I didnt say anything about you.
    I didnt quote you, I didnt mention your username, did I?
    Like SportsFan said, board mentality. Predictable.
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    Re: Two Huge Compliments This Week

    Im glad at least 1 person got it. Sheesh.
    Like moths to a flame, like lemmings to the next lemming.
    If one person gets a compliment out comes the wallets "If it works for him its GOTTA work for...
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    Re: Osmo Scents Vetiver de Java Il Profvmo

    My pleasure. Good luck.
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    Re: Osmo Scents Vetiver de Java Il Profvmo

    I do not. Vetiver is very minor in it actually.
    It is a creamy, aromatic, woody fragrance.
    Its very tight and very linear.
    It smells of lavender, creamy sandalwood, light soft rose, cedar, and...
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    Re: Osmo Scents Vetiver de Java Il Profvmo

    I own the Osmo Absolu, or the oil based perfume.
    What would you like to know about it?
  47. Re: help deciding on a flacon purchase of tom ford tobacco vanille?

    Mine is as well. Everlasting. I need to keep it tucked under clothes to keep it under control.
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    Re: Two Huge Compliments This Week

    Predictable.
  49. Thread: Beecham Polo?

    by MegaMav
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    Re: Beecham Polo?

    The way the font is on the sticker, it looks like Cosmair era.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 29th January, 2017

    Hermes - Bel Ami Vetiver

    The greener, lighter side of the classic Bel Ami.

    https://olfactics.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/image12.jpg?w=1200
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    Re: Favorite Tobacco Colognes 2017

    Odori - Tabacco

    https://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.5949.jpg


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvSgS4-Fs0U
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    25% Off at Parfum1

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    Re: I have to buy two summer fragrances

    Everyday summer huh?
    Here's 5 easy use ones I enjoy:

    Guerlain - Homme L'eau Boisee
    Maitre Parfumuer et Gantier - Racine
    Houbigant - Fougere Royale
    Dior Homme Cologne 2013
    Kiton Men
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    eBay $15 off $75 code

    Good until 11PM ET / 8PM PT.

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 26th January, 2017

    Profumo di Firenze - 1954 Terrarossa

    http://www.italialiving.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Profumo-di-Firenze-logo-small.jpg...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th January, 2017

    Wintage

    http://cdn1.perfumative.es/img/foto/esencia-de-loewe.jpg
  57. Thread: Gph '03

    by MegaMav
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    Re: Gph '03

    More rumors of the unsubstantiated kind.
    Just what the eBay shills love to hear.
    I have bottles, decants and samples, all smell the same.
    Sometimes I wonder if people really have nothing better...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2017

    Cancelled!
    FragranceNet needs to address their inventory.
    Money back in the pocket.
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    Re: Most "INTERESTING" fragrance for a date?

    If you think you need an "interesting" fragrance for a date, maybe you're not interesting enough.
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    Re: Summer vs Winter Fragrances

    Im around 70/30 Winter/Summer.
    The colder weather stuff is just more interesting, complex, hence why I own more.
    Those that appreciate lighter fragrances may be the opposite, but I own more of what...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd January, 2017

    Bois 1920 Extreme

    I swear I smell oakmoss in this, and not a small amount.
    Zino++

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.4177.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st January, 2017

    Parfums de Marley - Byerley

    50 here today, time for a Java Vetiver fix!

    http://www.pmarly.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/b/y/byerley-v2.png
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    Re: Today I bought January 2017

    I caved on this one. I've been resisting purchases this year.
    I hope badarun and rashomon are right about it being big on Java Vetiver.

    Annick Goutal Vetiver EDT
    ...
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    Re: A Less "Boyish" A*Men Pure Malt?

    No tobacco in Pure Malt, or Pure Havane really although others will try to convince you that spicy nutmeg and cinnamon laced vanilla is tobacco.

    If you want a more grown up boozy, sweet but not...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th January, 2017

    Oh.... yes....

    Carven - Homme

    http://img.fragrancex.com/images/products/parent/medium/74089m.jpg
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    Re: Can we stop it with the "BEST" stuff?

    I had no idea. Its impossible to talk about this topic without discussing the need for additional moderation.
    I want to be clear that im not critical of moderators here, we just would need more of...
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    Re: Can we stop it with the "BEST" stuff?

    xray, your post is way over the top.
    Im not even going to respond to it other than saying neither of those threads were related to what im talking about.

    Darjeeling,

    You would think with all...
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    Re: Can we stop it with the "BEST" stuff?

    There seems to be an agreement from many that these types of threads are useful for new users.
    Im not denying that.
    So, why cant we push these types of threads to the "Just Starting Out" forum?
    ...
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    Re: YSL la nuit - overhyped

    Right on.
    Its one of the first fragrances I went out to smell in the store when I started this hobby.
    I sprayed it on my hand, and the entire car ride home, I realized my taste does not match up...
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    Re: Masterful Creed: Calling bug a feature

    IBM is well known for introducing "features".



    Let me paraphrase through the crap:

    “It’s the little imperfections, like when the labels on our bottles are slightly crooked or the stamp on...
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    Re: Can we stop it with the "BEST" stuff?

    So dim? dark?
    I read quite a bit on here, and its the same casual, fly by night to never return users laying down the same nonsense as some posters above have mentioned.

    Whats the BEST...
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    Can we stop it with the "BEST" stuff?

    Sheesh!

    This is a completely subjective hobby and there is no objective "best" with anything.
    We know you're trying to pick the "best" thing for YOU, but what others consider their best may not...
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    Re: Fake A*Men Pure havane?

    I've never seen this fragrance faked.
    The only fragrance brand I've seen a fake tester with is Tom Ford Private Blend.

    It says "vigorous", it must be legit.
    Buy.
  74. Re: slated to buy...any i should forget on my list?

    Carven Homme is mandatory for those that loved 90s classics like Heritage and Egoiste.
    I'd skip the rest, personally.
  75. Thread: LIDG vs LIDGE

    by MegaMav
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    Re: LIDG vs LIDGE

    It was never a big fragrance.
    I own a bottle from 2005, and it only projects an arms length for about 2 hours.
    Hype has a tendency to puff a fragrance up to be much bigger than it really is.
  76. Thread: LIDG vs LIDGE

    by MegaMav
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    Re: LIDG vs LIDGE

    I get 12 hours out of 2 sprays with that bottle design.
    Try spraying it away from your face, under your collar area.
  77. Thread: LIDG vs LIDGE

    by MegaMav
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    Re: LIDG vs LIDGE

    We should probably start asking now, which bottle you're talking about.

    60703
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    $100 Off FragranceNet

    LOL!

    http://www.fragrancenet.com/images/newsletters/2017/170116_main_graphic.jpg

    Still not as good as the 35% off code still roaming around.
    Who do they think they're fooling!?
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    Re: Discreet / subtle modern

    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier - Racine
    Frapin - Passion Boisee
    The Different Company - Bois d'Iris
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th January, 2017

    After DHP yesterday, something on the lighter side:

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2314/5826361273_5949b9886d_b.jpg
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    Re: Ally Bank doing car-inspired fragrances

    I promise you, they will make it to discounters eventually.
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    Variety vs. Favorites

    I've gotten to the point where I've stopped buying.
    I stare at my cabinet, and see great variety.

    I also forced myself to write down on a piece of paper 20 fragrances I could not live without...
  83. Thread: LIDG vs LIDGE

    by MegaMav
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    Re: LIDG vs LIDGE

    L'Instant EDT, to me is the more complex one. More dynamic, more contrasts start to finish, more fresh, yes, but feels more complete.
    L'Instant EDP, to me is more long lasting, more monolithic in...
  84. Re: Encre Noire Sport Lalique - What's your thoughts on this one?

    A chemical laced vetiver. I find it to be mediocre, like the rest of the Encre Noire line.
    I much prefer Guerlain's Homme L'Eau Boisée, although it is not aquatic, it is excellent.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th January, 2017

    http://68.media.tumblr.com/2cc86c5d67625af5bb733195cc882636/tumblr_ndsyltBr0c1rpywblo1_500.gif
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    Re: Creed Millsime imperial

    In the fresh fougere range I like Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier's Garrigue more.
    Its more filled out and nuanced compared to the heavier handed dihydromyrcenol in Green Irish Tweed.

    Try it.
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    Re: Creed Millsime imperial

    Consider the fragrance lasts 3-4 hours at a medium volume, at best.

    Another one to consider in the same vein: Kiton - Men.
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    Re: A little bit of smoke

    Parfums de Marly - Byerley (Vetiver)
    Hermes - Bel Ami (Birch Tar)
    Lubin - Itasca (Vetiver & Incense)
    Acqua di Parma - Colonia Intensa (Birch Tar)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th January, 2017

    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/505ae03de4b0f1416c7ef358/t/52d54945e4b0d4a5bfc9a835/1389709637696/
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    Re: New Favorite Tom Ford Private Blend?

    The only one I own is Tobacco Vanille.
    While its still not great, its better and more palatable than it used to be.
    It used to be this uber sweet, sugary, packing rod.
    Now its a little more...
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    Re: Most niche fragrances are very weak?

    I miss oakmoss too.

    Recommend: Jovoy - Private Label
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th January, 2017

    Profumo di Firenze - 1954 Terrarossa

    http://www.sovranaparfums.com/1644-tm_thickbox_default/profumo-di-firenze-1954-terrarossa-eau-de-parfum-100ml.jpg

    Java Vetiver...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 12th January, 2017

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/2f/bf/05/2fbf05f26033f06b21bc64fc3b2150f4.jpg
  94. Thread: Loewe

    by MegaMav
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    Re: Loewe

    I wouldnt call it "Eau Fraiche" like Terre d'Hermes.
    Not that thin, however I did wear 1 spray of the new stuff in Ocean City, MD when it was moderately humid and 80 degrees and it was OK, not...
  95. Thread: Loewe

    by MegaMav
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    Re: Loewe

    I'll answer you.
    The older one is darker, more organic smelling from the oakmoss infusion. Its one of the higher concentrations of oakmoss I've smelled.
    The newer one is a bit sweeter, less opaque,...
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    Re: Odori, what is going on?

    It can be found on eBay from time to time.
    Be patient.
  97. Re: Suggest a smooth dark leather/tobacco/labdanum fragrance - but be warned, I am discriminating

    Well, you're going to spend less than you expect, oh darn.
    Try Michael Kors - Michael (Parfums Givenchy Bottle with no writing or "Michael", not "Michael Kors")
    Michael Kors to me is virile with...
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    Re: Pure Havane VS Eau Sauvage Parfum

    Eau Sauvage Parfum is dark, deep, BOLD, rich, sparkling, masculine, unending.
    Pure Havane is sweet, juvenile, banal and NOT a tobacco fragrance, but more of a spicy vanilla.

    You choose. Man vs....
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    There is regret laced within these words above.
    Yet, as you posted and people disagreed with you, all of a sudden you started coming around to it.

    I do not think its a good fragrance and im...
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    This fragrance taught me that my taste does not align with hype trends.
    Avoid.
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