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    Re: What's up strangers

    Red Tobacco is nice. And 60 ml is a lifetime supply! Its just silly strong. I like it though.
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    Re: *new thierry mugler : Alien man*

    I dont hate it, but i muchly dislike the bottle. Integrated sprayer, futuristic theme just dont fit my aesthetic.
  3. Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    I love original and profumo, but dislike essenza, absolu, and instinct. Ill try it when i see it. But their last two releases have dampered my armani enthusiasm.
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    Re: Guess Fragrances for Men ?

    I liked Guess Man. But havent smelled it in a long time. Might think its terrible now, id love to try it.
  5. Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Longevity from both different bottles i have are all day. I do 4 sprays, each side neck, each forearm. I can detext it after mist of the day has gone. Could need to blossom, or nose fatigue.
  6. Re: The Dior Homme Line...Should We Panic Yet?

    I paid $65 all in from maxaroma. Ive seen 55 on ebay, but that doesnt includes their tax. And i like maxaroma. They have been good to deal with. Think i paid 52 or something for my first one, but...
  7. Re: Dior Spice Blend or Balade Sauvage?

    Ambre Nuit, Bois D'Argent, and Spice Blend have all seemed to be of high quality to me. Blending seems smooth, no jagged edges. The ingredients smell like quality. Beyond that it might just be...
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    Re: Imaginary Authors Sampling

    Slow Explosion
    Rose/Oud/Patch. pretty standard. Stupid strong. The medicinal oud almost has a camphor feel. Just too overpowering. One small spray filled the room for hours.

    A City on Fire...
  9. Re: Dior Spice Blend or Balade Sauvage?

    I havent tried Balade Sauvage, but I actually like Spice Blend. Its got a softer texture than i usually go for, but it is pleasant
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    Re: Top 3 now.

    1. Yatagan
    2. Leather Oud
    3. Viking
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    Re: Imaginary Authors Sampling

    Full disclosure. I am not enjoying not looking at these. I have never looked them up, have no idea. It makes my sampling less fun. I plan to end it soonish, read my note lists and such, and do my...
  12. Re: NEW - Givenchy Gentleman Eau de Parfum Boisee

    I like to think i keep a pretty open mind. I feel like the exact opposite. I will more often dislike something that i would have thought id like than like something i thought id dislike. But both...
  13. Re: NEW - Givenchy Gentleman Eau de Parfum Boisee

    Obviously. "Probable pass once i smell it" would have been a better and more complete thought.
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    Re: Imaginary Authors Sampling

    The Soft Lawn

    Ugh. Its a dusty fougere. Smells like a potted plastic fern in the worst way. The ones with the fake crumbly moss glued to styrofoam in the pot. It is dry, so thats good. It doesnt...
  15. Re: Are Scent Free Environments Becoming A Problem For Fragrance Enthusiasts?

    My kids school is fragrance free. Had to shower before conferences. I told the teacher they were crampin my style.
  16. Re: NEW - Givenchy Gentleman Eau de Parfum Boisee

    Ah man. I was specifically happy this had no tonka or fruits. That makes it gourmandy, and a pass. Dang. I was pulling for you, Givenchy!
  17. Re: The Dior Homme Line...Should We Panic Yet?

    fomo
  18. Re: NEW - Givenchy Gentleman Eau de Parfum Boisee

    Same Firmench duo from the EDP and others. Looks like Lorson did some Bentleys, and Cresp did Black Opium. Ive heard of both, but I don't really have an overarching opinion on either. I'm only...
  19. Re: NEW - Givenchy Gentleman Eau de Parfum Boisee

    Wow. That really looks good. Im really looking forward to that. Ive been wanting another Givenchy, as i like the new bottle style, but the fragrances so far havent won me. I hope we dont get an...
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    Re: Imaginary Authors Sampling

    Sundrunk

    Really vivid grapefruit opening. Very refreshing. Didnt notice any other facets. Just quieted, then quit.
  21. Re: Molecule 05 and Escentric 05 release

    I feel like it smells like a diet cream soda tastes from a can. Kinda tinny, effervescent blonde woody. Thats what i get anyway.
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    Re: Imaginary Authors Sampling

    The Cobra and the Canary

    This has been my favorite so far. Kinda smoky oud suede. Really early i felt there was a bit of a gourmandy sweet note mixed in that i wasnt quite digging, but that died...
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    Re: Opposite of powdery

    I think maybe something anise like. Sharp. Azzaro comes to mind, and Brut. Just buy manly things.
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    Re: Issues with parfums vintage

    Ive never purchased from them, but heard nothing but horror stories about their customer service and leaky bottles. Im alright, i just move on elsewhere. Aventus isnt really my thing anyway.
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    Re: Fragrance Maceration...?

    I feel like new bottles often need to get some air in them, be sprayed a bit, and the fragrance will blossom and open up a bit. It is just my experience.
  26. Re: How have your tastes changed over time?

    I dont feel like my tastes have changed, really. Honed is a better word. As ive smell more and more i spot shoddy clumsy construction easier. That can make some things I used to like a bit less...
  27. Re: Molecule 05 and Escentric 05 release

    Yea. Cashmeran, right? Its an interesting note. I did a spray of ferrari amber essence last night. Its dripping in it.

    Edit: i looked. Escentric is a cashmeran aquatic? Strange.
  28. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Alien Man $50
    1 Million $70

    What a joke. Mostly not name brands. Pecksniffs and NU perfumes and such. Its like all the Christmas rejects, all the worst of the worst just got condensed, so now...
  29. Re: Year in Review: Best underrated cheapie releases of 2019

    Isnt that over the price threshhold? Isnt it like $75 for a 50ml? I thought id seen Manny raised his prices a bit. Heck, id think Fougere L'aube if Rogue is in play. Rogue is pretty cool stuff.
    ...
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    Re: Do any of these stand out?

    What is the original currency?
  31. Re: Year in Review: Best underrated cheapie releases of 2019

    I like a good quality cheap fragrance. Would this be $65 retail, or discounted? Grey market under $65? Thats a lot.
  32. Re: Anyone know about bod man body heat? Also a discussion about a few different frags.

    Once, when i was shopping at TJ Maxx there was an older woman (say about 50) shopping next to me. She said something like "I dont know what fragrance to buy." Something in that vein. She was holding...
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    Re: Aaron Terence Hughes

    I'm gonna go ahead an assume nearly all fragrances out there are vegan. I bet Adidas Moves is vegan. I bet the only ones that aren't are the ultra expensive ALDs and Bortnikoffs and such. So his...
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    Re: Buying from Amazon ?

    That is just my personal number. You can purchase from someone with 0 sales and receive a legit fragrance. But with the enormous amount of counterfeit fragrances it is always a gamble to buy from...
  35. Re: GQ - "The Best Cologne from Each Fragrance Family"

    The list states:
    Citrus - Eau Sauvage EDT
    Water - Invictus Aqua
    Green - Grey Flannel
    Fruity - Clean Rain and Pair
    Floral - Arquiste Boutonnière nº 7
    Soft Floral - Kenneth Cole Energy
    Floral...
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    Re: Wow Dior Homme 2020!

    For the record, it does not smell like Bleu de Chanel to me. I saw Buysblind mention Dior Homme Sport, I had said I feel like its a continuation of the dior homme cologne, but DHS is more what I was...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

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  38. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to make me believe there's one all-powerful Force controlling everything.
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    Re: Bentley for Men Intense

    I found it to be a little too boozy for a daily driver.
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    Re: Buying from Amazon ?

    Id buy something like Jovan Musk or Axe body spray from Amazon without much worry. I have never seen a price that would really make Amazon a first choice. I think the theory would be that if you...
  41. Re: Niche fragrances similar to Joop homme?

    I know. Thought about that before I answered. I decided to include it because I've heard some people who's opinion I respect actually prefer it to the other two. And the three are usually mention...
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    Re: Khiel's Original Musk

    Its a light white floral animal musk.. It smells very similar to Jovan Musk for women. I've worn it a decent amount. Its really "pretty" to me.
  43. Re: Something comparable to Gucci by Gucci for men?

    Never heard the term "grind post" before. It is apt.
  44. Re: Niche fragrances similar to Joop homme?

    Creed OS
    Mont Blanc Individuel
  45. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Looks legit to my untrained eye. My theory:
    Bottle of Aventus comes in stock truck. Someone unpacking the truck pallets sees it. Has heard of it. Decides to crack it open for a smell. Loves it. Has...
  46. Re: Just received a SECOND fake Tom Ford sample

    I generally don't trust Ebay for samples of fragrances I have not previously tried. Established sample sources such as perfumedcourt, luckyscent, and surrendertochance are the only ones I trust. A...
  47. Re: What are the best fragrances from Dior?

    1. Homme
    2. Fahrenheit
    3. Leather Oud

    I could go on and on, but those are my top 3, and are all in my personal top 10. The order has changed between 1 and 2, but they remain.

    Side note,...
  48. Re: NEW: St. Giles - Five New Fragrances!

    The Mechanic seems like something I'd love to try. Gotta try to find samples. The only bottles it seemed were at Selfridges, that I could find.
  49. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    159 for viking is a steal.
  50. Re: Fragrances similar to Old Spice Aftershave.

    So, i was gonna say this. But they beat me. Caveat. It smells not super similar to Old Spice. Side by side? Not alike. But when you smell it, it smells like an updated old spice.
  51. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    Dang. Jelly.
  52. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    So, I have been attempting to decipher this fragrance, and it is proving elusive. What I AM getting so far is peppery, airy, vetiver, and something in the heart that reminds me of violet. What I do...
  53. Re: Dior Homme 2020, GPH 2003, Dirty English

    Interesting. I was figuring it would be either a resounding yes, or I will consider that basically a no. I do not perceive any similarities, per se, beyond the aforementioned feeling that I am...
  54. Dior Homme 2020, GPH 2003, Dirty English

    Are there any prominent compounds in these fragrances have in common? I see cedar listed in all three, so maybe Iso E? The reason I ask is that those three fragrances I just feel like something is...
  55. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Now, that is quite interesting.
  56. Re: Do you wear fragrance even at home alone?

    All the time! Totes. Not a waste, though im never alone. Stay at home wife and munchkins. And a fluffy cat. They are ambivalent though.
  57. Re: You Tubers Peter/Fragranceview & Oswald/MrOz Brand Announcements. Videos Inside .

    I dont know. Reviewers reviewing fragrance released by reviewers just kinda stinks to me. Incestuous.
  58. Re: Personality types and colognes/perfumes.Do you believe in it?

    Im pickin up what youre puttin down. Id bet you are right, breaking it down that far does seem recentish. Id think the internet is a big factor. Maybe people are now comfortable enough with non...
  59. Re: Personality types and colognes/perfumes.Do you believe in it?

    Hm. Maybe i can see then. Nobody would ever go looking for a distant cold aloof perfume. Yet if someone asks id recomend NR Musk for him. Actually matching personality traits, i think, is just more...
  60. Re: Personality types and colognes/perfumes.Do you believe in it?

    You dont think people were picking Jovan Musk is the late 70s because it fit who they were? Swingin dtf. So people didnt try to find a scent that fit them until 1995? I feel like women have been...
  61. Re: Personality types and colognes/perfumes.Do you believe in it?

    I disagree with wearing whatever smells good. I like the smell of spaghetti. Its one of my favorites. I have no desire to smell like spaghetti. I like the way women smell, but i dont want to smell...
  62. Re: Something comparable to Gucci by Gucci for men?

    I like Gucci by Gucci as well. I dont find London similar. London is more ambery, if that makes sense. Off the cuff id say to try Bottega Venetta Pour Homme.
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    Re: Omg omg omg dior Fahrenheit parfum

    Fahrenheit EDT > Fahrenheit Parfum
  64. Re: recommend the smell of quiet confidence for a nervous young man

    You know what they say, once you've met one person on the spectrum... you've met one person on the spectrum. :thumbup:

    Id buy 8ml of like 5 different frags for him, and that way he has a choice,...
  65. Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute pour Homme is really good!

    Of the 3 I think Gucci has the best presentation by far. The whiskey flask thing perfectly fits. The slightly ovoid cap, clicks into place. Its nice. OWI is just blah, same old TF, Anthracite def...
  66. Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute pour Homme is really good!

    I can see that. It does remind me of GGAs style. Like an aromatic, a leather, and an animalic fragrance all in similar premise.
  67. Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute pour Homme is really good!

    I like it a lot. I think ive burned like 30 ml so far or something. It has great charector. I wish there was some type of developement. This and TF Noir Anthracite remind me of each other. They do...
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    [CONUS] Re: Creed Viking, 10ish ml, $44

    Bump
  69. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    You were warned. It really comes down to if you are okay with the iris. Its right there, front and center.
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    Re: What's Your Tom Ford Collection?

    Ombre Leather 18
    For Men Extreme
    Oud Wood Intense
    Noir Anthracite

    Will be buying Beau de Jour once i see a good deal on a bottle. Ive almost pulled the trigger on a PB, but was holding off for...
  71. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    116460
    Oud Wood Intense arrived today. Yay!
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    Got 3.4 Oud Wood Intense in today.
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  73. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Im gonna assume new entry. I did not log my wear of 2020 as original. Original will just receive a new name, sorta like eau sauvage parfum 2012 and 2017. Assumption.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Missed last week, because I just wasn't feeling it. Synced today.
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    eee... I haven't been counting backup bottles. My backup count is 5, so that is not too serious.

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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    I am starting this year with 31 bottles and 10 decants

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  77. Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    I see some nice Diors in there! Backup FP, not a bad idea.
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    Re: Anyone watch the Bachelor?

    My wife watches it. I'd be surprised that he wears Kouros. Where did you see that? My wife still has it recorded, I think. I can try to pull up the picture if you can remember when it was. It...
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    Re: Dior homme parfum box

    My box was black. Yours doesn't look right. But, the proof is in the juice. It might be a rehab job on that box.
  80. Re: You Tubers Peter/Fragranceview & Oswald/MrOz Brand Announcements. Videos Inside .

    I'll sample these when I can, but, honestly the notes and descriptions I've heard do not enthuse me.
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    Re: Your 2019 Fragrance Netto

    Please do. I'd like to participate better this year.
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    Re: Your 2019 Fragrance Netto

    Final 2019 tally:
    Bottles: 30
    Decants: 10

    I'm gonna consider that a pretty successful water tread this year. Holding patern, no more than 40 by next year.
  83. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    It would be weird to me if that was not a new scent. To keep the original as "Dior Homme Original" and replace it with "Dior Homme", "Dior Homme Intense" should be an intense version of the new,...
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    Re: Dior Homme the nouveau parfum

    First full wearing today. I was hoping that with a full wearing I'd be able to smell it. Just not really much there. Looks like Fragtica users voted it as not being super light. I'm guessing I'm...
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    Re: Just received my 6.7 TDH

    200ml of a fragrance you were not crazy about? Ballsy. Wifes got good taste, though. That is a great fragrance.
  86. Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    I think my bottle of Viking performs fantastically. I get smells of it with movement at 14 hours, not digging in. I'm not sure it projects, but I smell it on myself. Longevity to me is really...
  87. Re: Anyone familiar with Ganymede by Marc-Antoine Barrois?

    Ganymede incident? Tragedy!
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    Re: Dior Homme or Sauvage?

    You might have to order a sample of the original edt. I had to in my prior life. I had a sephora and ulta, all they carried was Eau, Sport, and Cologne. Fragrancenet has official samples cheap i...
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    Re: Your Top 5 Tom Ford Fragrances ?

    1. Ombre Leather 18
    2. Beau de Jour
    3. Oud Wood Intense
    4. Noir Anthracite
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    5. Tuscan Leather
  90. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend testers exist?

    I always assume any tom ford tester is fake. Just saying. I was suprised to see that, as i thought that they didnt exist. Dont know what those testers ended up looking like as they sold out right...
  91. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend testers exist?

    I saw Tom Ford testers come up from fragrancenet a qhile back, so they definitely exist. It was london and patchouli absolu 50ml. I hadnt sampled them yet, so i did not purchase. Kicking myself...
  92. Re: How to determine year of manufacture...old Cool Water Aftershave

    Cursive Lancaster means pre-2008? I think. Code 2002, 1992. Info, bought in 1990s. 1992 probably. Came over to US and Lancaster in 1991. Verdict, probable 2nd year lancaster aftershave.
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    Re: Game Day!

    I was on tape delay, so i could not risk coming in here. I wore Cool Water to watch last nights games.

    The Bills got a bit hosed by calls, but it was there for them, and they didnt take it....
  94. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Im confused.
  95. Re: Rose Prick - I'm not makin' this up !!! LOL

    Saw somebody already trying to unload a bottle a few days ago. I didnt realize it was new. With a name like that and that pink bottle it looked like a feminine, so i just dismissed it.
  96. Re: Red Giorgio Beverly Hills vs Devin Aramis

    They look nothing alike.
    :laugh:
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    Re: Centauri Perfumes

    I never thought of him as harsh. Ive seen him not like sonething i like, maybe his criticism cut deep for some people. I think thats his schtick though. I think Eugene is way more critical. Plus, in...
  98. Re: Your 2019 Fragrance Highlights and Accomplishments!!!

    I did 204 reviews in 2019. I'm setting a goal of 100 more in 2020.
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    Re: Dior Homme the nouveau parfum

    People are often so angry about "just another flanker." This is another (albeit underwhelming) masculine pilar. I don't think it was as safe, or as crappy as some random sweet garbage you find. It...
  100. Re: Just Jack perfumes - Tom Ford clones

    Jenny Glow is also Sterling. So that was their first original solo house parallel clone line. Now, Tom Ford.
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