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    Re: Aramis Special Blend (2019)

    This has been on Australian shelves for a few weeks and I have had a full wearing. Its nice, well composed as expected for an Aramis, quite woody and spicy in the first couple of hours, lots of...
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    Poll: Re: Reflection Man vs Myths Man | Amouage

    Myths is great for me but Reflection Man has the broader appeal and should be prioritised in building an Amouage collection.
  3. What is your worst used fragrance purchase experience?

    Today I received a used bottle of TF Tobacco Vanille that arrived wrapped in an envelope that was filled with what appeared to be the dusty contents of a use vacuum bag. The bottle itself was...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Young lady Heading to the office was wearing a heavy application of No.5 EDP and pulled it off brilliantly. The train filled with a cloud of golden sparkly champagne tinged florals.

    When I got to...
  5. Re: Latest Tiffany Masculine Fragrance - Tiffany & Love For Him!

    Would make a good stocking filler :thumbsup:
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Mancera Black Line. Mancera sure know there way around a jammy leathery rose note with a smooth dry down.
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    Re: Favorite pine/fir scents

    From most expensive to least expensive, all full bottle worthy:

    Roja Dove Reckless Pour Homme
    Tom Ford Bois Marocain
    Tom Ford Italian Cypress
    Floris 1962
    Rogue Mouse Illuminee
    Roger & Gallet...
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    Re: Fallen in love with two

    I wore Eldo Rien and appreciated the leather note but then my wife said it smelled strongly of cat urine, which I am glad to say I have never smelled, bit she became very familiar with growing up.
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    Re: Why is Amouage Myths Man so underrated?

    Its my second most worn Amouage, great development, great performance. Clothes smell nice the next day, which is a test that only great fragrances pass.
  10. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Pure Havane. It was 5 hours into the wear and the drydown was like an extra pillow of comfort.
  11. Re: 5 fragrance recommendations for someone who likes Zino Davidoff

    +1.

    Also:

    Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    Mancera the Aoud
    Montale Black Aoud
    Kilian Incense Oud
    Fort & Manle Harem Rose.
  12. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Tom Ford Italian Cypress 50ml in the original paper label bottle, used, 98% full.

    Tom Ford Ombre Leather 100ml used, missing a few sprays.

    Mugler Cologne in the original 100ml bottle, new.

    ...
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    Re: Most worn in November 2019

    Floris 1962 - 5 wears
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    Re: Rogue Perfumery Your Favorites?

    I tried a few others this weekend:

    Tabac Vert: seems to share the tobacco/woody/leathery accord from Zoologist Rhinoceros, but here it is introduced by very vintage feeling citruses (very unique)...
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    Re: Latest Diptyque Release - Eau Capitale!

    Α Diptyque rose/patch? Yes very interested, especially after they did such a great job with Tempo
  16. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    I certainly spend all my time here seeking out classic masculine powerhouses, particular modern niche interpretations. In fact I would be partly responsible for the uptick in discussion here, as...
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    Re: Oud For Greatness - Initio?

    I’m weary of this one, lots of youtubers flashing their shiny free bottles.
  18. Re: Third Man and Havana arrived yesterday, so a few words for each one.

    When you say flowery, do you mean from the orris/iris? Is it too powdery?
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    Re: Latest Atelier Cologne - Rose Smoke!

    Some of these exclusives are thrown together on a tight budget. On the way out of Amouage, Christopher Chong talked about how the Rose Incense exclusive for Selfridges was created in a fraction of...
  20. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Gucci Nobile!
  21. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Balenciaga PH, Mazzolari Lui and Dior Leather Oud thanks very much :thumbsup:
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    Re: Your top 10 of this decade (2010 - 2019)

    I haven’t included flankers of pre-2010 releases (Sorry New York Intense, Bel Ami Vetiver and Eau Sauvage Parfum!)

    Aventus
    Floris 1962
    Nasomatto Baraonda
    MFK Masculin Pluriel
    MFK Oud Satin...
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    Re: Rogue Perfumery Your Favorites?

    Derviche is brilliant as a unisex floral/vanilla/tobacco/cinnamon with a rubbery leather note. A compliment getter. I am testing four others this week.
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    Re: Restoration of adulterated bottles

    I have absolutely thought about refilling emptying bottles. Anyone have any success?
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I snuck this one into my work rotation one day, could have been a Tom Ford Private Blend. I normally stay several price categories above this for work, but I hold Quorum in high regard. All day...
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    Re: Has Azzaro Wanted been reformulated?

    Its ok, plenty of scratchy designers going around atm. It’s seems IFRA has no concerns with newly discovered and patented, atomic-powered, scratchy woody notes that can almost be heard buzzing off...
  27. Re: Latest Tiffany Masculine Fragrance - Tiffany & Love For Him!

    A bit better...More like an entry level BMW 3 series with cloth seats :laugh:.
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    Re: NEW: Mancera - Black Gold!

    Interesting, I havent tried Amouage Beach Hut Man, but Black Gold certainly reminds me a lot of citrus aromatic fougeres. Its not a clone but certainly in the same neghbourhood as things like...
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    Re: Sung Homme vintage vs current

    Thats pretty consistent with all new reformulations, you could say they are smoother, you could also say they are low definition. I personally dont like Sung Homme, I think it is a budget version of...
  30. Re: What are some good Vanilla scents for under $100.

    Agreed :thumbup:
  31. Re: Latest Tiffany Masculine Fragrance - Tiffany & Love For Him!

    Yeah I quite liked this too. Nothing outstanding but a competent fragrance.
  32. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I’ll take Danny’s Michael for Men 2001 since it’s a bit hard to get these days
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    Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    Now that the community is growing these YouTube “reviewers” are getting freebies much like the cosmetics reviewers. Can’t trust the guys with big subscriber numbers. Even if they think they are not...
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    Re: Aramis Devin Country cologne then and now

    Thanks for reporting. Confirms that Aramis has taken care of their fragrances. I have this and enjoy it from time to time
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    Re: Latest Thierry Mugler - A*Men Ultimate!

    Yikes, not promising. I might buy this one just for the gorgeous bottle and because I am an A*men fanboy
  36. Re: Rentless - Gorilla Perfume at Lush...... opinions

    I too was intrigued by Rentless after seeing Sebastian review it in YouTube. I Was not impressed. Sebastian loves patchouli is his views are somewhat biased. I like patchouli too but Rentless had...
  37. Re: Has Dolce & Gabbana - The One lost its relevance among fragrance enthusiasts?

    In part it might also have to do with the fact that The One is a tobacco fragrance that appealed heavily to the “bros” in the community, and now Herod has stepped into that space. There’s been a...
  38. Re: Has Dolce & Gabbana - The One lost its relevance among fragrance enthusiasts?

    I think it’s a well understood fragrance that doesn’t warrant much further discussion. But the combination of amber, ginger, cardamom and tobacco is undoubtedly a winner and I have been considering...
  39. Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    Dior Homme Intense is perfectly acceptable for a first date. I am not sure how old you are but consider something more mature, fresher if you are over 30. I myself am 37 and only wear Dior Homme...
  40. Re: Which scent is closest to Straight To Heaven?

    Tom Ford Oud Wood, Guerlain LIDGE, Dior Homme all straddle that balance between similar but different, all are woody orientals
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    Re: What color would Amouage Memoir Man be?

    Army colours: faded greens, browns and yellows.

    My least favourite Amouage.
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    Re: Tabac Rouge.......Damn This Is Good Stuff

    In any collecting/obsessive hobby you will get certain “personalities” that are very direct in their communication ;). I would count myself among them but its a spectrum.
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    Re: What happened to Quorum?

    I have been enjoying current formula Quorum at work recently. Excellent value
  44. Re: Tom Ford Noir Extreme vs Tom Ford Noir pour femme

    Noire Extrême is far nicer IMO. Noire Femme has almondy nuances I didn’t appreciate
  45. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Canada Exclusive?
  46. Re: Your Current Thoughts on Lalique Ombre Noire?

    Is it closer to team Encre Noire or team Lalique Pour Home? Because it seems Lalique is run by two different teams when it comes to fragrance. An avante garde team and a classic team
  47. Re: Your Current Thoughts on Lalique Ombre Noire?

    Loved Montblanc Exceptionnel :thumbup:
  48. Re: Large Bottle Sizes You Were Not Aware Your Fragrances Came In!

    I have no idea how the 3-spray a day guys would ever have a need for a 100ml bottle let alone one of these monsters!
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    Re: Unique 'to die for' fragrances...

    I already wrote a long post for the OP



    It smells like a next generation version of norlimbanol, it’s so strong you can almost hear it hissing :undecided:

    Well maybe not that strong, but you...
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    Re: Unique 'to die for' fragrances...

    This turns to absolute trash after the opening, has a large dose of that burnt plastic “incense” note.
  51. Re: Expensive smelling men’s fragrances not necessarily high priced?

    This
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    Re: Got my Knize ten and knize ten golden

    Cuir Cannage is a friendly, smoother version of Knize 10.
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    Re: Unique 'to die for' fragrances...

    Based on what you’ve tried I think you may be on a road to disappointment or you will spend an exorbidant amount to arrive at something that “scratches the itch”.

    Take note of two things at this...
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    Re: Habit Rouge, Heritage, L´Instant or Egoiste

    Egoist followed by Heritage
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    Re: Which Mancera do you Recommend me

    Cedrat Boise should be the first citrus scent you get from Mancera, followed by Aoud Lemon Mint and then Black Gold. Actually these are all equally good. I strongly suggest you avoid Lemon Line as...
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    Re: Roja Dove Amber Aoud or de la Nuit 3

    Amber Aoud if it’s your first entry into Roja. It’s still the definitive Roja Aoud, even if I think Sultanate of Oman is the pinnacle.

    De La Nuit No.3 has the most decadent first 30 minutes of...
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    Re: Nasomatto Nudiflorum

    At least someone likes it :thumbsup:
  58. Re: My final post about Azzaro PH, and it's a request, maybe even a challenge.

    Azzaro PH is a fragrance I enjoy but I didn’t think it was worth having until I had bought around 400 bottles. That’s despite the very affordable price. If I was building a small collection Azzaro...
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    Re: Question about Chanel Allure Homme

    My wife brought home a 100ml tester that was down to the last 10ml and had soaked light for its entire life in the store She works in, and it still smelled great.
  60. Re: Open, by Roger and Gallet, is it discontinued? Anyone own and or wear this now?

    Haha I think you will appreciate this one
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    Re: Jaipur , blind buy ?

    The EDT might be safer since it is not powdery. I enjoy it
  62. Re: Why does (allmost) everyone say that Blenheim Bouquet [Penhaligon's] smells "Aristocratic"?

    Personally I can’t stand Blenheim Bouquet. I think “aristocratic” is a polite way of saying that it is a stuffy, out-of-touch fragrance that someone powerful and arrogant and ignorant might wear...
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    Re: Fragrancenet - Givenchy Gentleman

    I had no problem receiving a bottle of Givenchy Gentleman 1974. Contact Fragrancenet and get them to send you a free bottle to make up for not training their staff properly.



    I think we’re all...
  64. Re: Open, by Roger and Gallet, is it discontinued? Anyone own and or wear this now?

    Open and it’s flankers are still everywhere. I got into them after a recent discussion here, which was easy given they sell so cheap.

    Personally I prefer it to Havana, it’s development is nicer,...
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    Re: Amen metal flask discontinued?

    I bought a metal flask from FragranceX 3 weeks ago. IMO it is the most gorgeous bottle ever created. And as a bonus, it fixes the sprayer is fantastic compared to the rubber bottles (though I think...
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    Re: Mancera - Manufacturing Fault

    I had the same issue with a bottle of Sand Aoud, really out me off that fragrance because the leak gave off a nuclear smell from a fragrance that needs to be applied very lightly to be appreciated.
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    For me it seems PdM is a bit too clever with their marketing - the ridiculous incomplete backstory, the flood of freebies given to Youtube reviewer. And their fragrances are actually quite harsh and...
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    Re: Rose and Pepper

    Rose 31 does it very well
  69. Re: Givenchy Gentleman was my 1980's teenage scent - does it still have the magic ?

    Is Krizia Moods a good alternative?
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    Re: Copper by Comme des Garçons

    No thanks.
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    Re: L' Artisan - Mass discontinuation.

    That’s alright, Bertrand Duchaufour has made a career out of Timbuktu flankers. May not smell identical, but he has rolled out that style of sweet, vetivery, incency fragrance again and again like a...
  72. Re: Your Current Favorite Fragrances That Set You Apart From The Public?

    Apart from Bleu de Chanel, just about everything in my collection. I have no other blue fragrances, I don’t own Aventus, I don’t own Invictus or similar and I don’t own Caloney aquatics.
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    Re: How do you rate Aramis Devin as a fragrance?

    Its one of those quality, vintagey fragrances you would generally only buy once you have an extensive collection. It only calls out to me to wear maybe a couple of times a year but its always a...
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    Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    Balenciaga Pour Homme is another good one. Lots of 4ml minis available at the moment at a reasonable price.

    Hindu Grass is another good one mentioned above by Trauerkraut



    Yeah good call.
  75. Re: The Cap And Why, Caps That Would Have Been Better Otherwise?

    Same with Givenchy Gentleman 1974.
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    Re: Versace dreamer new batches

    Funny, in 2016 we all thought the Dreamer was watered down as well. Give the bottle time.
  77. Re: Chanel Allure Homme vs Eqoiste Platiumn??? I went with.......

    Chanel masculines are all great and cater to different tastes so you are best placed to decide what is right for you. Allure Homme never recovered from Luca Turin’s bashing, but its actually quite...
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    Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    Ok goodluck then. No need for any gratitude for the time take for me to post. Here’s the note ranking for Heritage!
    ...
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    Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    I second Giorgio for men, a more floral take on Givenchy Gentleman in the current formulations.

    Some more options, starting with most expensive:

    1) Frederic Malle Monsieur. Lots of patchouli,...
  80. Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme vs Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    BV Pour Homme is like Rocabar without the benzoin note.
  81. Re: I received very negative feedback unexpectedly by a trusted loved one

    Encre Noire In any form is industrial stink. I have said it before and will say it again, it’s always been an anti-perfume. It’s incredible that the same house generally makes opulent stunners like...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Lalique Poour Homme. Because it is pretty much perfect for work
  83. Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme vs Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    I am a fan of both but BelAmi performs better. If you decide to go with the BV, try wearing some of it on clothes. Concidentally, BV Pour Homme has similarities to Hermes Rocabar, which also...
  84. Re: Amouage Jubilation XXV or Amouage Reflection Man

    Reflection.

    Jubilation to me is more of a Bertrand Duchaufour fragrance than an Amouage fragrance
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    Re: There's a fire, you can take only one.

    Hmm, maybe my bottle of Gucci Pour Homme 1976 since it can’t be replaced easily.

    But then again, Roja PDLN 3 is worth 15 times more, so I might grab that one.
  86. Re: Fragrances in your collection with similar scents.

    I have sold 250+ bottles often to avoid similarities ;).

    However, one double up was hard to resist because the cost was so low and big bold fougeres are a favourite: Duc de Vervin and Drakkar Noir...
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    I have 140 bottles. At one stage I got to 180 and paired back to 95.

    Maintaining a wardrobe here is very worthwhile, I always like to go into member’s wardrobes and have a peak, particular if...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Boucheron Jaipur PH. I waited way too long to try this, mainly because its not available for testing in Australia



    Mostly downhill from there
  89. Re: Fragrances you feel wear just perfectly, longevity, sillage, projection...

    Good topic. There’s few that can match Heritage for how it melds with the wearer through the day. Following with interest. From my collection:

    Guerlain Heritage EDT, LIDGE
    Tom Ford Private...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    I can see the link, they are both creamy fragrances, and if you like one then it’s likely you will like the other. But it’s easy to distinguish them and worth owning both if this style appeals
  91. Re: Costume National Homme, Reformulated when re-issued again???

    I applied from a recent tester and it was that strong I could almost hear it hissing off my skin.
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    Re: Beta Male Scents

    Alpha males just wear whatever fragrance their beautiful girlfriend/wife buys them
  93. Re: Aramis Devin & New West..what's it like and is it worth to be part of collection.

    When I originally tried Devin 5 years ago I did it with an expectation that it was some sort of Polo Green substitute. But a pine note does not make a Polo Green substitute and devin is its own...
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    Re: Roja Dove kingdom of Bahrain

    Was too harsh for me. It’s a rough ride and about 16 hours later it bucks you off it’s back and I think it then transforms into a goblin and runs into the woods, cackling.
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    Re: A*Men Appreciation

    I’m a fan here, I think the patch note is great bouncing off the big supporting cast of notes. When I wear it I imagine my nose doing circles trying to get across the whole range of smells.
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    I like this one too, seems hard to find though
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    Loving this:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190927/7d23b336aff25a8093f6110ecb8ccdb7.jpg
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    Re: Tell me which P. de Marly I should buy

    I would suggest limiting your foray into PdM by buying decants. As everyone has said, PdM offerings are variations on common designer themes and often they are not even as good. I might get my head...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Lalique Pour Homme EDP. Wow! I am not worthy
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    Re: Parfums De Marly - Layton - Longevity issues?

    The only problem I had was it lasted too long
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