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    Re: Boucheron Jaipur por homme

    This description most closely matches my impression of Jaïpur. I would also add that its smells very formal but at the same time its sillage is quite relaxing and therapeutic. Its a huge favorite of...
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    Re: About Drakkar Noir.

    Lol. Had a good laugh. I find Drakkar to smell nice though. A dark, soapy, leather fougere.
  3. Re: If you have to downsize your wardrobe, which fragrances will you let go?

    I love everything in my wardrobe but wouldn't mind getting rid of them all except Rive Gauche pH and Jaïpur homme. With these two I'm practically set for any situation, weather etc. The rest of my...
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    Re: Pure Malt users . Did you notice ?

    The drydown to my nose is chocolate, milk, caramel and a lot of eye burning peaty smoke. The caramel's natural saltiness in combination with the milk is responsible for that curdled effect. Can't...
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    Re: A few questions about Davidoff Zino

    Its primarily a leather-rose-tobacco. The rose is deep red and rich, smells velvety and slightly sweet. The leather with a slight touch of sultry herbs is what lends Zino its animalic flair, imagine...
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    Re: Recommend me a fragrance

    Polo by Ralph Lauren(green bottle). A dark, evening fragrance with a bit of freshness. Just go easy on the sprayer, this stuff is potent.
  7. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    Thanks for the elaborate and insightful review. How would you rank the various versions and now the flanker of d&g ph, purely based on scent.
  8. Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino - cheaper / better alternatives

    4711. Use unscented lotion to bolster longevity.
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    Re: Tauer is a magician

    His cologne du Maghreb is so good.
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    Re: Scents on a plane: What do you wear?

    Elegant, polite, boring. Infusion d'Homme.
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    Re: La Collection Rive Gauche

    Get your hands on some tin can RG. La collection RG lacks the dark spicy, smoky, ashen, tobacco-like notes of patchouli and clove that, in tandem with the squeaky clean, bright green, creamy, fougere...
  12. Re: LIDGE new bottle design or manufacturing defect?

    Yeah, what a shame about the bottle. I don't understand why they had to change the bottle design. So what if it was reformulated, so was DHI but Dior didn't strip it of the black tube and smoked...
  13. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    Eddie, I find your impressions to be promising. What I wanted from this Intenso was a bolder and more prominent presence of tobacco. And I also enjoy soapy scents. Looks like this release is going to...
  14. Re: Nominate a bottle for the most elegant bottle award here!

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    Re: Midnight in Paris EDT or EDP?

    The edt interests me far more with its delicate balancing of the bright, citrusy top notes and the powdery, rubbery notes of the mid and base. I find the EDP to be linear and generic due to the...
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    Re: Flankers you wish existed, but don't.

    Jaïpur Homme Extrait.
  17. Re: --Design/Name your dream fragrance---

    Top: Mint
    Mid: Rose
    Base: Tobacco

    Name: Evening Cologne.
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    Re: You're Greatest Citrus Fragrance

    Monsieur de Givenchy. Hands down. Go vintage for a better scent but weak longevity or the reformulated mythique version for boosted longevity but reduced vibrancy and effervescence in smell. But make...
  19. Re: Most potent in-production designer fragrance?

    Jaipur Homme. Projects like the tsunami and lasts over 20 hours. No more than 2 sprays or people will find your presence either loathsome or deifying.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    Dunhill 1934 Eau de Cologne
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    Re: What Are The BEST Shower gels Around?

    Original Source Lime. Makes cold, summertime showers feel better than sex.
  22. Re: Difference between new and old Rive Gauche?

    Like the difference between regular coke and diet coke.
  23. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    Chuck, do get a bottle of Havana. Its a superbly bold yet classy tobacco fougere.
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    Poll: Re: What's the sex of your wardrobe?

    Classically Masculine but with a touch of dandified elegance. Think Cary Grant.
  25. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    Actually, hay has a dryish sweetness akin to tonka and labdanum can smell quite leathery.
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    Re: New to florals need some advice

    Heliotrope is a very good beginner floral. Also is the most masculine floral IMO. It has a green, vanillic, bitter almond-y scent. Jaipur Homme(edt especially) is the quintessential masculine...
  27. Re: looking for a citrus creamy powerhouse

    Boucheron pour Homme.
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver

    You'll smell like a rich businessman from the 60s because that was the demographic Guerlain Vetiver was made for. Its the ultimate professional fragrance, the equivalent of a masterfully tailored,...
  29. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    I wouldn't worry too much about the aquatic notes. Given the dry nature of bran and hay it could add some much needed moisture. Overall the composition looks well balanced, in concept. EdP version of...
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    Re: Help my wardrobe with your favorites!

    If you like oriental fragrances buy Jaïpur Homme. Even if you don't like orientals, sample it. I can't imagine a sound collection without Jaïpur Homme.
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    Re: What are the best rose scents?

    If you like the mentholated rose in Windsor give Life essence by Fendi a sniff. Its a linear mentholated rose with a touch of dry sandalwood. Has great longevity as well, 7-8 hours.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Rive Gauche pour Homme
    Jaipur Homme
    Aramis Havana
    Davidoff Zino
    L'Instant de guerlain eau extreme
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, November 20, 2014

    http://img01.zerogrey.com/themes/adp/images/categoryMgr_headers/head-colonia.jpg

    Acqua di Parma Colonia
  34. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Jaïpur Homme. Heliotrope, tobacco, spices and cream soap. Delicious opulence.
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    Rive Gauche pour Homme 3*125ml
    Jaïpur Homme 3*100ml
    Aramis Havana 1*100ml
    Davidoff Zino 1*125ml
    Dior Home Intense(vintage) 1*100ml
    LIDGE(vintage) 1*75ml
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    http://thecandyperfumeboy.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/pen.jpg

    Penhaligon's Sartorial
  37. Re: Which Chanel Exclusifs and Armani Privé should I try?

    Eau de Cologne and Cuir de Russie are fantastic. Overpriced as hell, but fantastic nonetheless.
  38. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    After looking at the notes my interest has been intensified. The heart notes are especially exciting, have no idea what moepel wood is but tobacco, bran and hay is a wonderfully clever combination,...
  39. Re: TERRE d'HERMES: 9 batches comparison REVIEW

    Yes! Thank you Andre. Your impressions have been accurate and reliable in my experience.
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    Re: best cocoa scent?

    DHI for chocolate, not cocoa. Borneo is a patchouli scent IMO, the cocoa is very earthy and only serves to amplify patchouli's earthiness. I wouldnt include it in a list of fragrances with a true...
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Interesting, the classic fendis all seem to be unisex to some extent, Life essence was apparently released as a unisex fragrance. I'll write a review of LE when it arrives.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

    Aramis Havana.
    http://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2009/11/cuban-vintage-cigar-label.jpg
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    Re: how do you apply your cologne

    Two sprays max. Nothing above the collarbone.
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Wow man. Awesome buys, especially the signor. I've blind bought fendi life essence, that any good? How does it compare to the venerable theorema?
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    Re: Recommend a wedding fragrance

    If I were to get married, I would want to smell of mature classiness. Perhaps a sandalwood, Guerlain Heritage comes to mind, the guerlinade accord only adds to the desired effect. Or even better, a...
  46. Re: Undecided. Can someone talk me in or out of getting LIDGE?

    I had a turn around with LIDGE. I used to dislike it but after reading in Andre Moreau's excellent blog that LIDGE, among a few other fragrances, performs best on clothes I decided to give it another...
  47. Re: If you were going to a tropical resort for vaca which 3 colognes would you bring?

    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Aramis Havana
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    Re: Your Top 3 Designer Fragrances?

    1. Rive Gauche pour Homme(vintage)
    2. Jaïpur Homme
    3. Aramis Havana
  49. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    Interesting. So its a soapy leather with lavender and tobacco. Still sounds intriguing. Thanks for the information.
  50. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    Cool. But do tell us if the tobacco is prominent? The prominence of a gorgeous tobacco leaf note was the main selling point of the original PH.
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    Re: do you like the smell of patchouli?

    I love patchouli. To my nose its smells peppery, smoky, camphoraceous and earthy(not dry but rain soaked earth). If its smell was a color it would be a really dark brownish green. Givenchy Gentleman...
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    Re: best tobacco scent?

    The gentlemen's edition of Havana is simply a reissue not a reformulation. I've read practically all the threads on this topic and also the reviews and 99% of those that have compared current to the...
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    Re: Grey Flannel - Why the dislike?

    Bergamot, galbanum and petit grain is an unusual and bold opening. Can be very challenging to those used to pleasant, ass kissing opening notes.
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    Poll: Re: La Nuit vs Avant Garde

    I like the restraint of Avant Garde and also the pomade-y texture of it's beeswax note which is uniquely pleasant. La Nuit has always come across as cheap and synthetic to me, laundry grade lavender...
  55. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    Anton, the original PH had a famous tobacco note, do you detect any tobacco in Intenso? Thanks for the update and the pictures.
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    Re: best tobacco scent?

    Aramis Havana. Heavy duty tobacco fragrance that's wearable year round.
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    Re: Vampire pheromone

    Smell and taste of blood disgusts me. Blech.
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    Re: lavender + patchouli

    Caron pour Un homme(longest lasting lavender) plus patchouli oil. Do it.
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    Re: I've gotten to that point now...

    I have also. Looking to cull my collection down to three essential fragrances of superb quality and versatility.
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    Re: Incense fragrances on a budget

    Zirh Ikon. Pure incense tempered by a pinch of spice and a touch of leather. Sells for about 10-15 dollars online and at most discounters.
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    Re: Name One Frag You Love And Explain Why

    Jaipur Homme. It makes you smell like royalty even when you're wearing T-shirt and jeans. So rich and decadent yet clean and soapy, its a fragrance of great depth and character. Tenacious in its...
  62. Re: Which scent would you wear to an event with a 3 piece suit tie and pocketsquare?

    Aramis Havana. This fragrance smells like what I imagine McQueen's Thomas Crown would smell like in his iconic three piece. Cigars, bay rum and menthol over a traditional fougere base. Very manly and...
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    Re: Awesomeness!!

    Baking soda is another great and in my experience the best unscented deodorant option. Its also cheaper. Just rub half a tsp's worth on each pit.
  64. Re: Fragrances that exude a "calming" effect.

    Jaipur homme's opulent cleanliness and Monsieur de Givenchy's breathtakingly fresh verbena have this effect on me.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, November 7, 2014

    Prada Infusion d'Homme
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    Poll: Re: Favorite wood note

    Sandalwood but the not dry and sharp type but sandalwood that smells rich, creamy and rosy.
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    Re: So I smelled Barbasol.....

    Barbasol is canned shaving foam, this is what people refer to when discussing RGpH. There is a barbasol after shave but dont know if its any good. Hey if you're into these kinds of fragrances it...
  68. Re: Scents you'd love to see re-released/made

    Everything by Dukes of Pall Mall.
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    Re: So I smelled Barbasol.....

    It surely doesn't smell like barbasol. But what it does smell like is a high end shaving cream but not the stuff you spray out of a can but the classic, old school ones that you have to whip into a...
  70. Re: Everyday warm weather perfume for your girl...

    I prefer her to be unscented. But if she has to then nothing more than a classic eau de cologne. Eau de Guerlain and Cologne du Parfumeur are my favorites on her, they smell perfect on a woman's...
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    Re: Yet Another Aventus Clone?

    So the name is Adnan b. Noir. Cool man. Thanks for the heads-up.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, November 4, 2014

    Jaipur Homme..........ommmmmmm.........ommmmmmm......ommmmmmmm

    Aaah this stuff is transcendental.
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    Re: my god hahaha grey flannel wt....f....

    Grey Flannel is an impressive fragrance. Your father has great taste.
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Its going to be well worth the wait. This is one of the finest fragrances money can buy. Enjoy!
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    Re: fresh green vetiver?

    Get your nose on some Guerlain Vetiver.
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    Re: fresh green vetiver?

    Guerlain vetiver, in my experience, smells closest to pure vetiver oil. Pure vetiver oil is earthy, smoky and green but fresh. GV nails this by supporting the vetiver note with notes like tobacco...
  77. Re: Perfume choices when eating (this one is legit)

    This is never a problem for me because I use the Alfie method of fragrance application. With the right application you'll be good practically in any situation.
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Absolutely mouth-watering. Great buy sir, I salute you.
  79. Re: The last scent you'll wear for the rest of your life

    Jaipur Homme. I'm OK with smelling like I'm from heaven, for the rest of my life.
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    http://images.neimanmarcus.com/products/mx/NMC0YLD_mx.jpg

    Goddamn.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, November 2, 2014

    http://img1.feelingsexy.com.au/prada_amberpourhomme_edt50.jpg
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    Re: Egoiste By Chanel or Dior Homme By Dior

    Not comparable. Egoiste is a heavy, syrupy, woody oriental. Dior homme is a spicy floral leather and is very bright and light, almost smells like a traditional eau de cologne formula.
  83. Re: What fragrance do you like to wear with various articles of clothing?

    Rive Gauche pour homme :- Leather jacket, white henley, aviators, raw denim jeans, wingtip boots.

    Dunhill for men 1934 :- Suit & tie. You can't go wrong here.

    Guerlain Vetiver :- White linen...
  84. Re: Your thoughts on Penhaligons Sartorial?

    Its is an upscale and modernised fougere with some of its own perks. Namely, a freshly ironed white shirt accord and a salty caramel note. Very professional and formal but can work with smart casual...
  85. Re: Do you smell like people around you, like people on basenotes, or like no one in particular?

    I like to think I smell like, or at least want to smell like a classy gentlemen from the 30s to 70s. I greatly admire the aesthetic of that golden period and its stoic yet optimistic charm. Nowadays...
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    Re: What is the average age here?

    Lol! I love your sense of humour, one of the many reasons why I relish and cherish your reviews.
  87. Re: fragrances that you avoid spraying on your neck because it's too strong

    Most of the 80s frags. I don't apply on the neck anyway, because you apply there if you want others to smell it and not so much yourself. Chest is best for me.
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    Re: Thee Holy Grail!

    You've possibly made a great purchase. I say possibly because Zino is a very polarising fragrance. You'll either love it or hate it. I hope you love it, cause there is nothing like it and not many...
  89. Re: men's opinion: most enticing/sexy fragrance on a woman?

    I like my women to be fragrance free and clean. Their natural scent is infinitely more sexy than any fragrance.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, November 1, 2014

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    Re: Thee Holy Grail!

    Not exactly my holy grail but closest approximation of it so far. It is Davidoff Zino. I will still buy more fragrances but at a much lower frequency and with extreme discernment so that I get only...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Rive gauche pour home should be renamed compliments pour homme extreme.
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Lol! And you need a shave. But that smirk, I bet you woo the prettiest sloth ladies with it.
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    Re: Best smelling and long lasting perfume

    Acqua do gio essenza is a great choice. Its very long lasting since it is an eau de parfum, which means its more concentrated and potent. And it smells very good. Lots of people are attracted to its...
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    Re: Murdock london black tea

    This fragrance sounds delicious. Are there any good alternatives that are more accessible?
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Y'all lookin' good.
    http://atlantablackstar.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Gerard-Butler-Pics.jpg
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    Re: Egoiste: Sweaty drydown note.

    I get exactly what you're saying. Its the rosewood and coriander. There is a similar effect in Zino also due to the rosewood but in combination with clary sage instead of the coriander.
  98. Re: suggestions for a signature office scent

    Guerlain Vetiver is a pillar in this category. If this were a part of everyone's office rotation, offices would be one of the best smelling places on earth. It can be had for cheap if you look...
  99. Re: what are you top 3 cheapies that make a statement and smell expensive.

    Holy shit, how could I forget Tabac edc(Not the Edt). +100. This is really good, and you can get a 10 ounce bottle for like 20 bucks. Smells really classy and particularly old school. Check out...
  100. Re: what are you top 3 cheapies that make a statement and smell expensive.

    Davidoff Zino wins this. 25 dollars for 4.2 oz. The catch is that it is an extremely polarizing fragrance. You'll either love it endlessly or be utterly repulsed.
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