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    Re: Fragrances that people around you hate

    My wife hates Clive Christian C and CD leather Oud
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    Re: Worst retailer that you've done business with

    My worst experience was with a sales manager at one of the Nordstroms . There was a Bond event ( buy two bottles, get tester free) . She didn't know about it and the bond person was gone for the...
  3. Re: What Are The Best Tobacco Colognes...Without The Sweet

    Dolce and Gabbana ( the original 1994 formulation) has a nice tobacco . A newer one that is comparable is TF Oud Tobacco . Neither one is sweet.
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    Re: which fragrance will you always have?

    Clive Christian X and no 1
    Portrait of a lady
    Derby
    Duro
    New York Oud and killian pure Oud
    Chez Bond
    Diptyque 34
    Acqua di Parma Intensa and many others
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    Re: 3 Fragrances every young man should have !

    Dior Sport
    Armani Code
    Spicecomb
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    Poll: Re: Best from Tom Ford

    Noir de Noir
  7. Re: Favourite and least favourite sprayer/atomizer?

    I only remember the ones gave me trouble , which are The Creeds. I tend not to remember them if they do what they are supposed to do :)
  8. Re: Yohji Homme - does it sometimes make you nauseous ?

    I got it as a gift long time ago and used it once in 10 yrs . It did not make me nauseated specifically , but it did not impress me.
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    Re: Whats The Big deal With Guerlain...

    I would not consider any of the ones you tried as masterpieces , and definitely didn't contribute to Guerlain's reputation . If Guerlain stops producing their older masterpieces, they will be less...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, October 5, 2014

    Purevian Ambrette
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Zegna Peruvian Ambrette, Javanese Patchouli and Florentine Iris, love all three especially the Ambrette
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, October 4, 2014

    Clive Christian No 1
  13. Re: Am I the only one who can't seem to pickup different notes?

    I started doing better after buying fragrances that are dominated by one or two notes. There are still a lot of notes that are hard to differentiate ( especially notes from the same category like the...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    Zegna Javanese Patchouli
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    Re: What is your favorite Musk fragrance?

    Thank you for all the suggestions . I am looking mostly for dirty musk. I will order some samples , depending on your suggestions .I do have an older Korous bottle that I will have to revisit. I have...
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    What is your favorite Musk fragrance?

    After collecting enough Oud , leather and patchouli fragrances, I am planning on purchasing few musk-based ones. Please advise. Thank you in advance .
  17. Re: What is your favorite designer (or niche) house for scents?

    In no order:
    Guerlain
    MFK
    Frederic Malle
    By Kilian
    Tom ford
    Bond 9
    Diptyque
    Dior
    Chanel
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    Re: Top 5 pepper scents

    pepper in not my favorite note, but I find Clive Christian V wearable.
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    Re: Rank your Bond no 9's

    Excellent
    New York Oud
    Amber
    Musk
    Chez Bond
    Bleecker street
    Sandalwood ( just from testing)
    The scent of Peace for him
    Hampton
  20. Re: What was your first niche fragrance and what would you have bought first if you could go back?

    It was Creed Himalaya. I did not know what niche meant then ( not that I know what it means now) :). I know it was expensive.
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    Re: Michael Kors for Men recalled ?

    It smelled very bad. Luckily I did not spray it on me. Nothing compares to the older version , which I still have and enjoy.
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    Re: How much do you spend a month of fragrance?

    Most months, 300-500. Sometimes more and sometimes less. It used to be on watches .
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    Re: Male or female?

    Here in the US , I think women spend way more than men on fragrances. I think in other countries the gap is smaller .
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    Re: Underrated Celebrity Fragrances?

    My wife wears Lovely by Jessica Parker, and it is one of my favorite. On the male side , the only one I still use and like is Usher.
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    Re: GIT Progression

    I have Multiple Creed fragrances , some of them are 8 yrs old, and unfortunately always had problems with longevity and sillage . I love those as they smell great , but I quit buying Creed because of...
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle for a Great Cologne?

    I love Derby but the new bottle does not measure up to the juice . My least favorite bottles though are the bond 9
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    Poll: Re: Les Exclusifs by Chanel - Pick your favorite!

    Coromandel for me followed by Bois de isles .
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    Re: Scents that you wear for other people?

    None , but I don't wear some in my collection as they could be very loud or offensive .
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    Re: Help with Oud fragrances please

    My favorite Oud that does not have tons of rose is pure Oud by Killian and Oud Royal by Armani . Also MFK makes one called Oud Cashmere Mood that is almost identical to pure Oud .
    If you want to...
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    Re: The Most Classic Smelling Men's Cologne

    Aramis Havana ( original) , Escada pour homme , Aramis New West ( original) , Azzaro and Jazz by YSL
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    Re: On the hunt for a new frag.

    Diptyque 34 Germaine blvd ( both the original and the light version) are nice .
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    Poll: Re: Christian Dior La Collection Privée Thread

    Oud Ispahan for me followed by Amber Nuit
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    Re: Can a man wear female fragrances?

    I wear certain ones without a problem like portrait of a lady and Coromondal . It all depends if I like it or not .
  34. Thread: Confused???

    by Kal1973
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    Re: Confused???

    It is available at beautyencounter.com . The 3.4 is 20% off . This is where I bought mine
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, September 8, 2014

    Lumiere Noir MFK
  36. Re: Your favorite cologne/or want to buy, from the house of Hermes?

    Terre d Hermes . I get lots of compliments when I wear it.
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    Re: HdP: Your Picks, and...

    They have few on sale at lucky scent right now . My favorites are 1828' and patchouli
  38. Re: "And the fragrances) I dislike the most are..."

    Kenzo pour Homme
    Tobacco vanilla by TF
  39. Thread: From Armani ?

    by Kal1973
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    Re: From Armani ?

    Royal Oud from their Prive line and Armani Code . I get a lot of compliments when I wear Armani Code
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    Re: Clive christian colognes-i don't get it

    I think they make quality fragrances , and my favorite is CC X . They are overpriced though.
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    Re: How much do you think Creed actually makes?

    If online retailers , like fragrancenet , beauty encounter and lily direct are able to discount the product 30-50 % and still make profit! this tells you that the profit is probably 200-400% , but...
  42. Re: If James Bond had a signature scent is would be...?

    Something with tobacco like Tobacco Oud from TF
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    Poll: Re: Why do you buy Niche fragrances?

    Quality for me
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    Re: Clive christian

    X followed by 1872. No 1 was too floral for me
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I always get compliments when I wear Chez Bond and Diptyque 34 st Germaine
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    Re: What are you buying next ?

    Bond 9 the Scent of Peace for him, Cooper Square and Bleecker Street
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    Re: Best oud for summer??

    Royal Oud by Armani
  48. Re: Since a year ago, how many full bottle fragrances did you buy?

    About 70, but slowed down lately
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, May 31, 2014

    Bond 9 Chez Bond
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite honey/beeswax?

    I voted others . I agree with Chergui and Volutes ( mentioned earlier) , however , I haven't tried most of the ones on the list.
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    Re: Top 3 unisex fragrances

    Noir de noir
    Portrait of a lady
    New York oud
  52. Thread: Diet and smell

    by Kal1973
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    Re: Diet and smell

    Your observation is valid. We taste salty and sour and bitter food, but the flavor is smell not taste? So with you drinking the orange juice daily, your smell for that specific smell ( orange)...
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    Re: Help finding winter, office-type scent

    The last three are loud especially Kouros.
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    Re: I think something's wrong with me

    I can take it blended with other notes . Vetiver-diminant frags are not my favorite though. That is normal, I think?
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, May 12th, 2013

    Portrait of a lady
  56. Thread: Favourite Fig

    by Kal1973
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    Poll: Re: Favourite Fig

    Not my favorite note, but I can tolerate in the Marc Jacobs . Couldn't tolerate phylosykos
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    Re: Skin/health issue , anyone care?

    Unfortunately we consume a lot of things ( dietary and non dietary) and we don't know how is it made and where did it come from. I don't worry about fragrances as there are things that are way more...
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    Re: Time to play a little game...

    Designer : burberry without exception.
    Niche: l'artisan very poor longevity
  59. Re: Which are the best oriental designer scents still in production?

    Havana by Aramis and Tiffany
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

    Clive Christian x
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    Re: Where to go from here

    I agree with the above. Try to sample more. Wearing the fragrance few times will help you decide if it is worth buying. Lots of time you will be satisfied that you tried it . You got a great...
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    Re: CDG 2. How to wear it?

    Thank you all for the advise. I will experiment again with three sprays and see what happens.
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    Re: CDG 2. How to wear it?

    Thank you.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, May 6th, 2013

    Fougere Royale by Houbigant
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    Re: CDG 2. How to wear it?

    Are you saying more than three will not work ( this is the way this fragrance) or you think it will be too much to people around me?
  66. Re: Which scents have you ever stolen from the girls?

    Coromandel and portrait of a lady
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    CDG 2. How to wear it?

    I just bought this and I love it, but I find it to be subtle and doesn't last. Should I be brave and do more sprays, and if so how many. I tried three sprays?
  68. Re: I want to make two blind buys: A good floral or aquatic Spring, and a good citrus Summer.

    Floral I would suggest MFK APOM and for citrus Diptyque 34 eau de
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    Re: Favorite mint note in a fragrance !?

    Guerlain homme intense has a nice mint note
  70. Re: Fragrances you love that doesn't last on your skin

    All the Creed I have and had in the past. Timbuktu by L'artisan , but I hear others in that line have the same problem and TF noir de noir. The last one was surprising to me. Most other people get...
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    Re: Today i bought; May 2013

    Fougere Royale by Houbigant
    Mouchoir DeMonsieur by Guerlain
    Duro by Nasomatto
    And CDG 2
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    Poll: Re: What to wear for my upcoming wedding?

    Congratulations. Millisime imperial. You will smell like a king.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Clive Christian x
    Clive Christian c
    Portrait of a lady
    Amouage Dia
    34 st Germaine boulevard
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    Re: First Bond No. 9 blind buy?

    Great deal. I own it and love it. Good for the summer/ spring. Good citrus fragrance with reasonable longevity. Enjoy it
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    Re: If you're a Mafia boss, what would you were?

    Probably Clive Christian #1 just because it is the most expensive fragrance .
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    Re: Your rarest fragrance

    The only rare one I have is the original Havana by Aramis . I know they relaunche it but I still prefer the older bottle.
  77. Re: Creed aventus, what's the hype, average at best

    It is a good fragrance . I think the hype about it makes the expectations high, so people get disappointed after they smell it. It is true for Aventus and others.
    By the way, let's discuss the...
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    Re: Which niche scents should I sample next?

    Amouage Dia , portrait of a lady by frederic Malle and Invasion Barber by MDCI
  79. Re: Quick question for those that own Perry Ellis 360 Red (or any 360 for that matter)

    It was one of my favorites at some point. It has good longevity and got a lot of compliments wearing it.
  80. Re: What was the first fragrance you bought after joing basenotes?

    Encore noir , Narcisco Rodriguez and l'instant de Guerlain
  81. Re: Which one in woody-spicy family would you consider masterpiece/groundbreaking

    Jacomo de jacomo and Clive Christian C
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    Poll: Re: Poll for best fragrance from Amouage!

    Dia first then Jubilation and Silver. I like them all except interlude
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    Re: How fickle are you?

    It changes constantly . That what makes the hobby interesting . It would be nice to settle on a fragrance as number one. I will stop buying fragrances and save lots of money :)
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    Re: Today i bought: April 2013

    Clive Christian C and X , Tom ford Italian cypress and noir de noir
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    Re: What was the first fragrance that you bought?

    Probably Brut . It was the only thing I could afford
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    Re: Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels - Still Good?

    Nice fragrance with good longevity and projection
  87. Re: Some laugh... "Tell me your best, strangest, incredible buyl!"

    Only free samples of about 5 ml each of all clive Christian line including #1 after a good purchase from NM

    - - - Updated - - -

    Only free samples of about 5 ml each of all clive Christian line...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 26, 2013

    Noir de noir in the morning and clive Christian C at night for dinner
  89. Re: Which female fragrances have you worn / tried ?

    Only coromandel , sycamore and portrait of a lady
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    Re: Longest Lasting Summer/Spring Citrus Frag?

    The new Eau de 34 by Diptyque and eau de New York by bond 9.
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    Re: Wait...what? A challenging Jo Malone?

    The only one I would call complex is amber lavender and it last longer than the others. The one that has numbers " I think 154" is not bad but not great either. The others are too sweet for me.
  92. Re: Bad Experience in China: Eau Sauvage attracted The Police.

    That's funny. Let's start another Aventus thread. This will solve the problem.
  93. Thread: Tom Ford Noir

    by Kal1973
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir

    Nothing special, but not bad either.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

    It was Myrryhe et Delires
  95. Re: I smelled something FANTASTIC! But what was it called?!

    Have you smelled 34 st Germaine boulevard by Diptyque . Every single time I wear it, I get asked about it?
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

    Clive Christian x
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    Re: Need Italian summer scent advice....

    Eau de New York . Longevity is good.
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    Re: Plum Crazy! (the search for plum notes)

    Dia by Amouage has a dominant plum note. Also kapsule woody by lagerfeld has a prominent plum note, I know it is not very popular but it is one of my favorites.
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    Re: SA tells me about 3 new Ouds by Tom Ford !?

    He does a good job most of the times. I love oud wood, Italian cypress , noir de noir and TF extreme. Tuscan leather is great too.
  100. Re: Do you have frags from the same house as your clothes?

    No I am too fat to fit in any designer shirts or pants :)
    Just kidding I wear Boss shirts and wear Armani shirts when my belly is small enough. I love burberry ties and own some of their fragrances...
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