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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Can we please have a separate entry for Chanel No.19 Pure Parfum?
  2. Re: NEW: Yohji Yamamoto - I'm Not Going To Disturb You Homme!

    Does anyone know who is the nose behind I’m not going to Disturb you Homme?
  3. Re: Your favorite Eau De Cologne style scent (the style, not necessarily EdC concentration)

    Squarely for Eau de Cologne style - my fav is Etat Libre d’Orange’s Cologne. It has a bit more heft and texture l.

    But I can see how one would consider Chanel’s Pour Monsieur EDT and EDP in the...
  4. Re: If you were about to go on vacation and could only bring ONE bottle...

    Speaking of, I will be heading to Japan for a holiday where temperatures will be lower than the heat in the tropics where i am from. Have decided to bring Dior Homme EDT (not sure what else, possibly...
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    Re: Chanel no 5 eau de toilette EDT comparison?

    To me the current no . 5 EDT is the cleanest expression in the family - perhaps less complex than the parfum and more approachable than the animalic vintage EDC.... An good choice for easy reach, as...
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    Re: Glass or Plastic decants, does it matter

    My experience is that glass holds better with less evaporation - but this could be the quality of the actual glass or plastic decants.

    You seem to have gotten hold of really great quality plastic...
  7. Re: Which 12 fragrances would you part with from among this list?

    I would lose these 12:-
    Sorry, getting bored, so just a thread for fun (please, cut me some slack ).

    This is a list of 47 fragrances. If you had to choose 35 for yourself out of these, which...
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur, Eau de parfum ?

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    I am fortunate to have in my collection Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT Concentree /EDP in various vintages - older to newer from left to right.

    I have all 4 of them on skin now and they...
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    Re: You know you're a basenoter when...

    True!

    Just as true is when you are at a frequented local fragrance store and (i) the more experienced SAs will gently remind the newer SAs to leave me alone as I like the "old stuff" or (ii)...
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    Re: Five Letter Game

    So I must overlook none


    RITES
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    Re: New Guerlain Bottles

    Just recently bought a new Habit Rouge EDP in the new bottle and actually like it slightly over the previous version - the new juice to me smells slightly different, more effervescent and gently...
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    Re: -Your Most Worn Of 2016-

    Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford (29)
    Oud Wood by Tom Ford (29)
    Bel Ami Vetiver by Hermès (27)
    Armani Privé Vétiver Babylone by Giorgio Armani (24)
    Héritage by Guerlain (23)
    Terre d\'Hermès by...
  13. Re: One more purchase for the year.....your thoughts?

    Enjoy Memoir Man - to me the best in the range! Really enjoy it's dryness and austerity.
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    Re: 3 Chanel Samples Came In Today

    I agree Edition Blanche is the best of the line - with regular Allure Homme trailing right behind.

    I don't get either Allure Homme Sport or Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme - the Tonka note to me in...
  15. Re: fragrances that have been really growing on you?

    Chanel's Antaeus : the drydown is warm and comforting, but the Castoreum at then top is still challenging and seems to go on forever! Longevity is great though even for the current (2015/2016)...
  16. Re: Are there scents that you would never wear in public no matter what the occasion?

    I feel a little conscious wearing Narciso by Narciso EDT (the black cube bottle) in public - really love the scent be it a a woman or otherwise, but I do feel it leans feminine notwithstanding the...
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    Re: Any love for Jour D' Hermes?

    Apologies for restarting an old thread but I was motivated to after smelling the Parfum (extrait) expression of Jour d'Hermes.

    I like Jour d'Hermes in its EDT expression which was effervescent,...
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel EDPs

    That's my thoughts on the EDP reformulation generally - unfortunately, to me this approach majorly take away from the essence and spirit of some of the Les Exclusifs, espcially those whose expression...
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel EDPs

    To me the added creaminess in Sycomore EDP comes more from a woody vanilla effect, and not so much a sandalwood...

    My climate is generally warm and humid, so I personally have not picked up a...
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel EDPs

    Just had a chance to smell some of the new EDPs earlier this week at a Chanel boutique so here are my quick first impressions:-

    Jersey => EDP is creamier and the restrain of the EDT is lost....
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    Poll: Re: Which summer scent?

    Agree!

    But I will suggest variations of these options in the form of:-
    - Dior Homme Eau for Men
    - Acqua Di Gio Profumo
    - Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
  22. Re: Is Gris Montaigne male, female or unisex? It's listed here on B'Notes as for women.

    Gris Montaigne is one from Dior La Collection that I bought a big bottle off within the day I smelled it cause it's was so enchanting.

    I think it's unisex but leans somewhat a little more feminine...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2016

    Coromandel (so that my existing Sycomore will no longer be so lonely)!50813
  24. Re: NEW: Three New Zegna Essenze Fragrances for 2016!!

    Thanks for sharing the info, Hednic.

    Does anyone know the noses behind these?
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    Re: Today I bought April 2016

    This is so uncanny... I bought these 2 too of late.
    - A back up bottle of Myrhhe Imperial; and
    - 2 bottles of Fougere Royale
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    Re: Best Authentic Lavender Scent

    My votes for lavender go to
    - By Killian's Taste of Heaven
    - Guerlain's Heritage (although this beauty is as much focused on lavender as on sandalwood)
    - Tom Ford's Lavender Palm
    - HdP's 1725
    ...
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage vs Givenchy Gentleman

    They are both excellent classics, and are great even in current formulation.

    I like Heritage more especially in EDT over EDP as there is more luminosity. Givenchy Gentleman in newer/current...
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    Re: Summer scent that isnt citrus

    Some good suggestions have been named so i will add on 1 more that hasn't : Creed's Millesime Imperial!
  29. Re: Armani Prive - Figuier Eden VS Aqua Di Parma - Fico Di Amalfi

    Enjoy them both!
  30. Re: What one bottle of Guerlain fragrance (recent not vintage) will ALWAYS be in your collection?

    This too is my answer!
  31. Re: Armani Prive - Figuier Eden VS Aqua Di Parma - Fico Di Amalfi

    Figuer Eden for me too, as it is more rounded and complex, yet remaining enchanting.

    I also have Fico di Amalfi, which is also a quality scent, but which is more playful and sprightly. It is also...
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    Re: Vanilla flash by tauerville

    I agree that it's not a sweet vanilla - I just received my bottle recently and based on first impressions, it does remind me of Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille up front and then settles to a scent that...
  33. Re: If you could own only one of these three Amouage scents!

    Interlude would be my choice too!
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    Re: Diptyque Oud Palao

    Agree with you 100%, Kal1973! When I smelled it on a tester strip it instinctively reminded me of something I had smelled before. I had previously heard references of similarity to Colonia Oud but...
  35. Re: New job + fraghead boss = cologne jackpot (+ guessing game)

    I guess it's something from MFK- their 70 ml bottle always seem "small" - and if I were to hamper a more specific guess, I would say Plureil Homme.
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    Re: NEW Armani Prive's Ambre Eccentrico!

    Glad you could pick up notes beyond the Tonka to like this one!
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    Re: NEW Armani Prive's Ambre Eccentrico!

    Hednic, having received your bottle of Ambre Eccentrico, would appreciate your thoughts?

    I have gone back to the Armani Prive counter to give it a second chance but i am still not impressed. It...
  38. Thread: aquatic pine?

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    Re: aquatic pine?

    Will have to fish out my sample of 1828 to try again - cause you made it sound so awesome.

    +1 Bottega Veneta pour Homme - A refined beautiful fougere - contemporary and classical both at the same...
  39. Re: Which Fragrance Won You Over With The Unexpected Dry Down?

    it is not until recently that I came across a fragrance like this - and it is Jasmine Angelique: i find that there is something in the top note which reminds me of a snuffed out cigarette in an...
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    Re: I want to smell like food! Suggestions?

    +1 Serge Luten's Jeau de Peaux = delightful popcorn!
  41. Re: Recommend a fragrance for the person above you based on wardrobe

    Hey Pelle, I would suggest you try Armani Prive's Encens Satin and Ambre Orient, as well as Guerlain's heritage - if you have tried them, would be nice to hear your views on them.

    I adore all 3...
  42. Re: Which two cologne scents do you like to wear layered together?

    Not really an intended layering but I first put on Russian Tea and then realize it may be too sombre/smoky for the other guests at the wedding I am heading out to attend, so layered on Fou d'Absinthe...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2015

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    I did buy a bit more than I usually do this month - my trip to HK lending to my haul of By Kilian's since I can't get it locally or online to be shipped to...
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    Re: My Family Does Not Like Santal 33

    I also adore Santal 33 - but my colleagues do not think well of it too. :( one of them had also mentioned that it may work better as a room scent than something one sprays on.

    So what to do? I...
  45. Re: 'cinnamon-smell' but still light and soft, does it a fragrance like that exist?

    Although it's marketed towards men , your description made me think of Rocabar by Hermes. If you can locate the vintage formulation, all the better.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2015

    I was supposedly done this month after getting Atelier Cologne's Oud Sappir and Jasmine Angelique....

    But 2 online purchases followed cause they were too good to miss:-
    (A) Fumerie Turque in 50ml...
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    Re: Best fragrance deal you've gotten?

    50 ml Egoiste Cologbe Concentree for US$35.

    30 ml vintage Chanel Pour Monsiuer Concentree for US$40 - I managed to get 2 of these.
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    Re: Oud for summer time

    Zegna's Indonesian Oud - perfect for summer with the medicinal vibe.

    Agree with the aforementioned suggestions of TF's Oud Wood and AdP's Colonia Oud as well.

    And also agree Creed's Royal Oud...
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    Re: What was/would be your wedding fragrance?

    Subject to opinions of my other half at that time, I may just use some of that precious Egoiste Cologne Concentree, layered with just a smidgen of TF Oud Wood. And as the celebrations/after party...
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    Poll: Re: Fig, Fig and Fig...Which one is for you?

    None from the OP's list...

    My favourite figs as mentioned by other BNers in this thread are: 1) Armani Prive's Figuier Eden and 2) AdP's Fico di Amalfi
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    Re: Looking For A Creamy Summer Scent

    Dries Van Noten par Frédéric Malle
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    Poll: Re: Best from the Dior Homme line

    Based on both smell and performance:
    1) Dior Homme and Dior Homme Parfum - TIE
    3) DHI
    4) Dior Homme Eau
    5) Dior Homme Sport
  53. Re: The sexiest fragrance I've ever smelled on a girl!

    I have a weakness for women wearing:
    (A) Narcisco Rodrigues For Her EDT (black bottle), not the EDP and not any of the flankers; and
    (B) Chanel Coco Noir.
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    Re: Alternatives to Memoir Man

    As was said above and as other have mentioned, there is nothing quite like Memoir Man!
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    A great scent and IMO the best from Tauer!
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    Have been debating this for awhile but eventually decided to pull the trigger on Infusion d'Iris EDP...
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    Re: "Just got out of the shower" scented perfumes

    +1 Mugler Cologne

    Also Prada Infusion d'homme and Infusion d'iris
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    Re: What I will buy next!

    couple from Jovoy
    - La Liturgie des Heures
    - Private Label
    - Psychedelic
    - L`Art de la Guerre

    And a couple of Berdoues
    - Oud el Sahraa
    - Assam of India
    - Arz el-rab
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    Re: Best Looking Perfume Bottles (Designers)

    +1 on Dior Homme line (the best being DHP and DH), Eau Sauvage (but also Eau Sauvage Parfum), TdH, Gucci pour Homme I & II, and Grey Vetiver.

    Also thumbs up also for Bottega Venetta pour Homme...
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    Re: NEW Armani Prive's Ambre Eccentrico!

    Finally got my nose on it, I have to be honest I am not wowed by it. One has to really like Tonka's prominence to enjoy this. I don't get as much an ambre note from this and plum seems to be more of...
  61. Re: How many do you currently own from this list? Include samples as well!

    I have 24 full bottles from your list...


    These are the ones from your list which I don't have:

    5. L'eau D'Issey Pour Homme (14.7)
    9. Acqua di Gio (11)
    10. Allure Homme Sport (10.5)
    11. Le...
  62. Re: What fragrance do you have the most quantity of?

    4711 - 400ml cause it's an EDC and it's very affordable.

    My runner ups are Rive Gauche pour Homme (tin can) - slightly less than 400m and Tom Ford's Oud Wood - 350 ml.
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    Re: By Kilian - Newest Fragrance Name?

    Say Something... Confession
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    Re: Battle of the gourmands

    I say go for Back to Black too... Complex and dense, yet absolutely wearable. My reference honey which is like no other....
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    Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    Creed's Royal Oud layered with L'artisan's Timbuktu - very enjoyable and refined enough for the office!
  66. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Appreciate your view... I didn't see your post before I put on my SOTD which guess what, is Tuscan Leather! So you are good at this!

    I really adore AdP Colonia Leather too...
  67. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    @Evansimp, I agree with the opinion above... But I would think you would say you look like you wear HdP 1899!
  68. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    I am interested to hear your opinions.... Based on my below recent photos.

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  69. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear.

    For you Kumkuat, I will go suggest Diptyque's L'ombre dans L'eau - great scent for someone as chic and personable as you. And nope, the photos are far from gruesome... Better with the smiles though,...
  70. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    drsillage, you have a fine wardrobe which is about 30% like mine.... But there are still a few gems I wish I had in my collection like

    - M7
    - M7 Fresh
    - Black Afgano
    - Black Orchid
    - Herod
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    Re: Scent recommendation for rock festivals

    Last time I was out at an outdoor concert, I wore Live Jazz. (And nope, it wasn't a jazz concert I attended)
  72. Thread: Dior ambre nuit

    by Klaaon
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    Re: Dior ambre nuit

    There may be some semblance between Ambre Nuit and TV, but I clearly like the former and am not so fond of the latter. TV smells coarse and forward, whereas Ambre Nuit smells refined and...
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    Re: Your latest "regret" fragrances?

    Cartier's Santos Concentree - I find the tobacco accord a bit too forward and reminds me of an ashtray. Any recommendations of what I can layer it with to tone down this accord?

    I do enjoy the...
  74. Thread: Weekly Lineups

    by Klaaon
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    Re: Weekly Lineups

    I do usually choose a few scents for the work week but not specifically for each day... And of course, there is always the veto right to change last minute.

    The scents I have out for this week...
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    NEW Armani Prive's Ambre Eccentrico!

    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Giorgio-Armani/Armani-Prive-Ambre-Eccentrico-31209.html

    Ambre Orient and then Ambre Soie were discontinued to make space for this new Ambre in the line, Ambre...
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    Re: Your 6 fragrances for life

    This is so tough... But here goes my choices for now:-
    (1) Hermes' Bel Ami Vetiver
    (2) AdP's Colonia Leather
    (3) Guerlain's Heritage
    (4) Zegna's Indonesian Oud
    (5) Malle's Vetiver Extraodinare...
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa

    I believe the OP was talking about Colonia Intensa, and not of Colonia Intensa Oud.

    For someone who adores and already have Colonia Intensa Oud and Colonia Leather, does it make sense to also get...
  78. Re: Which two cologne scents do you like to wear layered together?

    Some recent layering combos I have tried recently that I am pleasantly surprised to repeat in future are:-
    (A) Creed's Royal Oud X L'artisan's Timbuktu;
    (B) TF's Lavender Palm X By Kilian's Bamboo...
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    Re: What would you wear with this haircut?

    A barbershop scent with a twist - so I will say Invasion Barbare, Hdp 1725, MFK's Masculin Plureil or Penhaligon's Sartorial! Rive Gauche pour Homme works too!
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I am really enjoying Russian Tea too which I blind bought based on reviews. It was not an instant wow though but a firm love.

    Also agree with Egoiste being a great scent - since you seem to really...
  81. Thread: Back-Up Bottles

    by Klaaon
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    Re: Back-Up Bottles

    I have seen a couple of threads on back-up and finally decided to put my mind to recollect (to the best of my ability, which may require edits to this post when i think of more) all the back-ups in...
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    Re: got me some 4711 today

    I have got a 400ml too and it is indeed a great scent!

    To temper the lack of longevity, what I do is make a 50ml decant and add some essential oil to that - my current batch is 10 drops of...
  83. Re: Name of the fragrance(s) which was entirely/quite different on paper than your skin.

    One that comes to mind is Tom Ford's Patchouli Absolu - deep complex woods on scent strip but turns acrid and sour on my skin��
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    Re: Favorite Tea Fragrance?

    As with previous post, agree with Gucci's Pour Homme II and L'artisan's Tea for Two.

    But something I tried recently just dethroned the above mentioned and it is Isabey's l'ambre de carthage! The...
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    Poll: Re: Which to choose?

    Of the 3, Silver Mountain Water is my choice.
  86. Thread: Summer Leather?

    by Klaaon
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    Re: Summer Leather?

    Agree with the above post reccomending Colonia Leather.

    Also agree with recommendation for Colonia Intensa for more quiet leather (I am still on the fence on whether its FBW).

    One more to...
  87. Re: Can someone recommend smoething similar to YSL Libre ?

    What do you like about Libre? If it's the violet leaf, do consider Zegna's Uomo.
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    Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    Just tried Eau de Baux + TF's Tobacco Oud + By Killian's Back to Black, and i like it very much... so much so that i made a small vial of this combination but tweaked to add more Eau de Baux (i.e....
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - April 2015

    Today it's Yankee Candle's Oud Oasis - I am really liking this and it's my first Yankee that I am burning.
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    Re: New Rose Anonyme Extrait by Atelier Cologne!!

    If they make more in this vein, I really hope they do a Bois Blond Extrait!
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    Re: Scent of the SEASON - The Fragrance Collectors

    Spring: Milliseme Imperiale
    Summer: Vetiver Extraodinare
    Autumn: Bel Ami Vetiver
    Winter: Tuscan Leather

    All year bonus and universal favorite: Guerlain's Heritage or TF Oud Wood
  92. Re: anyone hate it when they "waste" their fragrance

    Agreed! This is about the only instance I consider fragrance a waste, but even so sometimes this redeemed by the most pleasant dry down (even if it's only skin scent) when i wake - which happened...
  93. Re: Which one would you choose ? Montale Dark Aoud or Tom Ford Oud Wood ?

    Tom Ford's Oud Wood for me... I appreciate the density of montale but it just does not seem as polished and unique as Oud Wood.
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    Re: Looking for a summer incense

    Les Liquides Imaginaires' Sancti - luthurgical incense brightened with citrus and green aldehydes.
  95. Re: Does one of your fragrances make you feel more *you*?

    I go through different phases of what scents makes me feel most "me" - at the moment, it's Guerlain's Heritage (previously, Bottega Venetta's Pour Homme, Creed's Millesime Imperial, Gucci Pour Homme...
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    Re: Like Black Afgano but cheaper

    +1 Cuirs by Carner Barcelona
  97. Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme ~ new fragrance

    I am with you, Diamondflame... Was not wishing for or expecting an intense version when I tried the original! It's good as it is...
  98. Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme ~ new fragrance

    Just got around to sniffing Botegga Pour Homme Extreme and like many others I like the original very much but am disappointed with this flanker.

    I agree it's denser than the original but that does...
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    Re: Sampling at Essenza Nobile

    Hey Hednic,

    What do you think between Saltus and Succus? What other scents are they like?
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    Re: Creed and BaseNotes Addiction

    To OP, I am based in Singapore too and am not aware of Profumum Roma being available here.

    For Le Labo & l'artisan you can head to essentials at Paragon and for Etat Libre d'Orange you can check...
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