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    Re: Tom Ford White Suede: A Review

    .... you you you! Well, was he at least good in bed? :lipsrsealed:

    I'd have at least demanded full bottles of the entire collection for my services!
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    Re: Tom Ford White Suede: A Review

    Query, but isn't this meant to be released in Sept? How are you guys sniffing it? Curiosity demands!
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    Re: Mexx Black for him

    Hi Zgb,
    Speaking from experience, I don't think I've seen Mexx fragrances in the US or Asia extensively, so it might be a bit difficult to get other opinions given that most Basenoters seem to be US...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT >>> June 2009

    Two bottles:

    Shanghai Tang -- Mandarin Tea
    Guerlain -- L'Instant pour Homme
  5. Re: Have you ever tried wearing all your fragrances at once?

    I'm currently conducting this experiment. I only have small 5ml atomizers, so I might have to divide my scents into equal groups, mix them, them mix the mixtures. I don't think a 5ml atomizer can...
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    Re: Today I bought (March 2009)

    I just grabbed a Concentre D'Orange Verte (50ml) by Hermes!

    Awesome. And my mom just gave me a set of 30ml F by Ferragamo, both the for men and for women ones. I wonder where she gets these...
  7. Re: Have you ever tried wearing all your fragrances at once?

    I am going to do that later! Sounds really horrifying!
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    Re: Today I bought (March 2009)

    Let's see...
    Chanel - Cuir de Russie EDT
    Guerlain Homme (30ml)
    Acqua di Parma - Colonia Assoluta (50ml)

    I have to say, the 30ml Guerlain Homme bottle is really cute.

    The SA at bergie's also...
  9. Re: Burberry Touch vs Kenzo Power: Help me to choose ! PLEASE !

    I much prefer Kenzo Power
  10. Re: When testing a new fragrance the first time...

    I do a bit of each. I get some general idea of what the fragrance is (muscs koublai kahn is a really powerful musk! Tuscan leather is a supposedly realistic leather, etc etc), and then sniff on...
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    Re: SotD - January 29, 2009

    Timbuktu by L'Artisan
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    Re: SotD, Thursday 22 Jan

    Tom Ford - Tuscan Leather
  13. Re: Today I Bought - January 2009; HAPPY NEW YEAR FOLKS :)

    In my latest bout of purchases...

    Chanel - 31 Rue Cambon
    CK - One
    CK - Be
    CK - Eternity
    Tommy Girl
    L'Artisan - Timbuktu
    The Different Company - Charmes et Feuilles
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 14 Jan 09

    Frederic Malle - Dans Tes Bras
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    Re: ............ smells like a log of, WOOD

    monocle: hinoki by CDG is definitely the most "woody" fragrance I've sniffed
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    Re: SotD .. Thursday 1st of January - 2009

    Today I shall be wearing Timbuktu, one of my latest and favorite fragrances.
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    Re: Amouage Homage

    I own it. I somehow keep commenting on how wonderful it is, and here I am doing it again!

    Yes, it's wonderful. I feed a bit sad that I left it in Philadelphia before heading out for the...
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    Re: On your skin or on your clothes?

    Same here! Especially when I'm just pulling something on to sleep, so it doesn't "conflict" with anything I'm wearing.
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 29 Dec 08

    Well, today I wore ck One. Ahhh the nostalgia!
  20. Re: Cutting Back On Fragrances In 2009 - due to Economy

    I think I'm going to keep my purchases the same, but really test and examine before I buy. This way I won't end up with too many duds (Kouros, I am looking at you). No more blind buys.
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    Re: Looking for a boozy/tobacco frag.

    I am no expert on this topic, but I like Burberry London, which could well fit what you are looking for!
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    This year I will buy/sample... (2009)

    So: the financial futures market may be all screwed up, but surely we can run a "This Month I Bought" thread, future version.

    So... what are you guys going to buy or try this coming year?

    My...
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    Re: SA gave me her card

    Uhm... I get cards all the time from SAs, but I mostly shop at Barney's and sometimes Nordstroms.

    Who knows? If you feel like it, I mean, it can't hurt to follow up... sort of. But it's really...
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    Re: Rich Kids w/Good Taste

    That is so charming! It reminds me of my vague episodes with my father and fine wine when I was young... oh, youth.

    Hopefully he grows up to be a fragrant paragon of society :D
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    Re: Looking for rose recommendations

    I got this in the US from Luckyscent, and it's also available in the US from Aedes.

    Problem: No clue where to get in Australia, sorry =(

    Yes, it does come in a 12ml bottle but it's so...
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    Re: Looking for rose recommendations

    You will hate me for suggesting it, but I will suggest it anyway:

    Amouage - Homage

    It is fantastic.
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    Re: Tackiest bottle/packaging?

    What about that gay-marketed fragrance we had a thread about earlier on? I think that blasts all of these out of the water.
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    Re: Homage by Amouage

    Thanks mike!

    I agree, this smells like a live rose, but somehow enhanced by the other ingredients.

    I'll say it again, but sample it. It's good and utterly unlike any other rose fragrance I've...
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    Re: Homage by Amouage

    Most rose fragrances come away fairly dark and heavy, like C&S's No. 88 or most of Amouage's other offerings. Other times, the inclusion of Damascone causes what Turin describes as a "cooked" smell,...
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    Re: Homage by Amouage

    I will have to say, it is wonderful. If you want, I'll give a more indepth review as I own it.
  31. Re: Which houses use all natural ingredients?

    For fragrances, the cost of inputs is generally a very small fraction of the total cost of product, whether niche or not. Thus even though naturals can cost more, the marginal increase is so minor...
  32. Re: Which houses use all natural ingredients?

    That tends to happen when a perfume uses all naturals. The restricted pallet available to natural perfumers tends to result in somewhat... limited fragrances. Its a bit like trying to paint with...
  33. Re: Which houses use all natural ingredients?

    The line between "natural" and "synthetics" is less clear than we would really like to claim. Let me illustrate, albeit in a facetious fashion.

    "Synthetic" materials are derived somehow from...
  34. Re: Which houses use all natural ingredients?

    I'm sure they exist, but Creed is certainly not 100% natural. (Look at Green Irish Tweed for a superb example of the use of synthetics)

    That said, there's really nothing wrong with synthetics, so...
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    Re: Understanding Creed

    Oh dear, I didn't intend for everso to be such a polarizing agent (not that his response is unexpected, and not that I don't reserve the right to be saying the things he says in the reasonably near...
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    Re: Comme des Garcons 2 Man

    This fragrance is wonderful.

    I want it.

    That's all I have to say, because the original post says it all.

    (Maybe I'll actually get it... after I afford the entire line of Chanel Exclusifs? ...
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    Understanding Creed

    Dear BNers,

    I think, at this point, I have a reasonably trained nose. However, the house of Creed still baffles me. I've tried sampling their range twice, and have come away unimpressed. Their...
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    Re: EDP or EDT

    As I understand, the stronger the concentration, the more focused the fragrance tends to be on the basenotes, and less on the topnotes. This is, of course, a generalization, and I could well be...
  39. Re: Besides cologne, what do you use in your routine?

    Is it that much of a problem? I don't really sweat there much to begin with unless I am exercising or outside my climate controlled environs (which I do my best to never leave)... Sorry, the whole...
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    Re: What cologne for a guy in college?

    Hrmm, this is problematic. Women tend to have rather varied tastes (just as we, as men, have varied tastes) it's difficult, if not impossible, to find some scent that women universally like, or...
  41. Re: Besides cologne, what do you use in your routine?

    Laundry detergent: Tide Powder Detergent (it's cheapest. I'd get the unscented if it's the same price)

    Fabric softener: Some random sheets.

    Deodorant: Uhm. Don't use? I'm not a fan of the...
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    Re: Compliment from an Dead Sea Kiosk SA

    Those kiosks are scary as heck.

    It was almost certainly a sales pitch, and you should flee them like the plague. I practice a special poisonous glare to cast at them if they try to approach me. ...
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    Chanel Exclusifs!

    I have just returned from a smelling pilgrimage to NYC Midtown, and have sniffed away Barney's and Bergdorf Goodman's to Hell and back.

    I have this conclusion: the Chanel Exclusifs are absolutely...
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    Re: What cologne for a guy in college?

    This is a very difficult question. I think, if you provided more information, we would be able to provide more informed advice. For example:

    1) Do you have a price range?
    2) What general styles...
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 15 Dec 08

    I'm actually going scent free because I'm headed down to NYC to sample =)
  46. Re: Is Wearing Fragrance an Act of Creativity?

    This is the most fascinating things to think about. As a rule, I sample, wear, and sniff fragrances for my own enjoyment and intellectual entertainment. It's a test of honing one's olfactory skill,...
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    Re: Any stores carry Guerlain line?

    In Philadelphia, and NYC, I've found Vetiver in Sephoras. I can't say the same of Habit Rouge though, or most of the others....
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    Re: SotD - Sunday, 14 Dec 08

    Early morning 3-am comfort scent: D&G the One for Men
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    Re: Capable of answering this question?

    I can approach this problem 3 ways.

    1) Save the most expensive/rare bottle. That would be my bottle of Amouage Homage.

    2) Save the bottle most appropriate to wear as I glare as my house...
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    Re: The Other Side (a SA's point of view)

    Absolutely true. Store assistants really really horrify me. A lot of the time, I like a quiet time to browse dozens of fragrances, take notes, and as a whole, operate in peace. Most of the SA's...
  51. Thread: Scarfs

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    Re: Scarfs

    Well, washing scarves can be kinda troublesome if they're wool. You don't really want to have to hit the dry cleaners so often you know....
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    Re: Scarfs

    Nah spraying your hair won't cause any permanent damage, it might dry your hairs out a bit, but it certainly won't make you go bald. I have pretty short hair too and I don't have any problems.
    ...
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    Re: Scarfs

    I was going to suggest spraying wrists instead but yeah....
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    Re: Scarfs

    I have three solutions of dubious practicality:

    1) Multiple Scarfs. I know it's ridiculous to have too many scarves (10+?), but I have 3 or so and each of mine generally has a different scent...
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 13 Dec 08

    Very early morning: Odeur 71 by CDG
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    Re: Burberry Weekend.

    To be honest, I think Burberry London is a much stronger offering. I can't bring myself to like Weekend - it has this odd edge to it that reminds me of the insect repellent that was all-so-common...
  57. Re: Alright, what IS the "S" note? (Mugler Cologne)

    I'll second that. It has that faint air of steamed clothes or a running shower.
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    Those sad clogged-nose days....

    I'm having one, and I gaze longingly at my collection, unable to truly appreciate it.

    What do you guys do when you're sick like this?
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    Designer Wardrobe Optimization

    One interesting hypothetical question that I often consider is this: what's the best wardrobe one can build only with designer fragrances. And when I say designer, I mean, reasonably commonly...
  60. Re: 1 oz of GIT for less than $16: The price of luxury.

    As with most things, these things probably have large economies of scale. That said, I would just see this as an opportunity for dedicated BNers to do bottle splits!

    Besides, the price of the...
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    Re: Today I Bought - December 2008

    I just got:

    Amouage -- Homage
    CDG -- Avignon
    CDG -- Kyoto
    Frederic Malle -- Dan Tres Bras

    I'm looking to grab some l'artisans, maybe this coming Friday when I hit New York. And maybe a...
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    Re: Today I Bought - November 2008 Edition

    Through the use of a delightful personal shopper in Paris, I have gotten a bottle of Serge Luten's Bois de Violette! Hohoho
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    Re: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather...

    I love Tuscan Leather. It reminds me of the smell of my leather wallet, so soft and buttery. Reminds me of money :D
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I never did think I would post in this thread because:
    1) I wear fragrance almost entirely for my own pleasure
    and
    2) I'm gay and really don't care what women think. Now the gentry...

    But last...
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    Re: the first gay-marketed fragrance?

    As a gay guy...
    It looks tacky. Seriously. In poor taste and just... yergh.

    No. No. No.
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    Re: Looks like Chergui's here to stay...

    I'd comment, but I'm red-green colorblind and can't really tell the difference. The smell is the same though, yes? I feel like grabbing a bottle.
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    Serge Lutens Wax Samples

    I have been told that you can get these by writing a nice letter to them. The question is, does this work if you're in the US, or do you have to be in Europe?

    Thanks for any responses.
  68. Fragrance Categorization/Organization

    As a obsessive person, I am continually looking for the best ways to organize my growing collection. Thus out of curiosity, I'm wondering - how do you guys organize your collections, particularly...
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    Re: What did you aquire this year?

    After doing a tally, I have acquired 1835ml of full-bottle fragrances this year (that would exclude samples). Since I have more arriving in the mail, the figure is likely to increase soon.
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 8 November 08

    For the day, I wore Allure Homme Edition Blanche, then for the evening I'm now wearing Comme Des Garcons 2.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - NOVEMBER 2008 Edition

    Yesterday: Guerlain - Habit Rouge EDT
    Today: Tom Ford - Tuscan Leather

    Erkk, I need to stop buying, but there's so many more interesting scents to get!
  72. Re: Ever had a negative comment from a friend/stranger on a fragrance you've worn tha

    Through some initial experimentation, I have reached the hypothesis that my boyfriend dislikes my CDG2 in its delightful inky-floral glory. Which is a pity, since I am rather fond of it.

    He...
  73. Re: Splash Bottle Contamination: How to Avoid

    My primary difficulty with roll-ons is that they cause contamination in the first place (I am quite... anal retentive about these things).

    I really should have thought of decanting though! ...
  74. Splash Bottle Contamination: How to Avoid

    I've been wondering how to use these without contaminating them. Normally I'm told that people use splash bottles by putting a fingertip over their openings and tipping them over, and then using...
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