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    Re: Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    I like the image :smiley:
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    Re: Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    They are very very close IMHO! Having both in my wardrobe would be quite redundant!
    Both are day to day, office friendly scents.
    I must add there is a very disturbing aromatic note taking over...
  3. Re: Lalique Hommage a L'Homme: Is it unique enough?

    Glad you like it. This one is a favorite of mine! I don't find it "safe" or "easy" at all, it has its own personnality and stands out! People always notice when I wear it... And I share your feelings...
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    Re: Lalique White

    Exactly! The contrast between the freshness and the peppery/quite hot notes (maybe in large part due to the Elemi) is wonderfull! Plus, I jsut love the bottle :D

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    Re: Lalique White

    If by underrated you mean "not the attention/exposure it deserves", yes. But most of Lalique offers are not much talked about, save Encre Noire due to its polirizing personnality (?), in that...
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    Re: What to wear to up-coming wedding?

    That one named "Wishing all the Best" :smiley:
  7. Re: Summer cologne for 21 year old college student

    Try Luna Rossa, it may fit the bill.
    Why not Angel Schlesser Homme (Thierry Wasser is behind this)? Woody, with some anise, a very nice and special scent I really enjoy - don't be fooled by the...
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    Re: Habit Rouge makes me indecisive :(

    You should take your time... If you don't like the EDT try at least the EDP which packs more depth. ButI must admit, these words are from a not-so-fond-of-HR
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    Re: Spring scents, turning the page...

    I have tried the whole Essence des Notes line and Pamplemousse & Basilic is by far my favorite! You really should check that one, Ericrico. And I strongly suggest other BNers to do so, if they have...
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    Re: Guerlain Homme

    Guerlain Homme is kind of Guerlain s Bleu (de Chanel). It's a nice scent (the mojito note is well done). But it is not enough for Geurlain fans with a critical/historical perspective on frags. I...
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    Re: Spring scents, turning the page...

    Hello everyone!

    Nice thread, Ericrico!
    Well as frag addicts we all know that inescapable dilemma choosing a scent can sometimes be, right? In addition, here in the North of France where I live,...
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    Re: Vetivera Herbacea by Berdoues: inputs?

    Thanks for the feedback dear Noggs! Vetivera Herbacea is the only one that I own. I was pleasantly surprised!

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    Happy to hear that , Hednic! Please let us know your...
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    Re: Vetivera Herbacea by Berdoues: inputs?

    Hednic ain't no joke :laugh:
    Did you buy the Cologne premium line?
    Hopefully you'll like them!
  14. Re: Niche Summer Fragrance: no citrus, no cologne, no barbershop!

    After Midnight (The Different Cie): A gourmand Cologne for summer!
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    Re: New fragrance - "Allergen"

    Very interesting thread ideed! Thanks for the tip Mumsy!
    If you don't mind the question, what happened to Death by Oakmoss, did you have some feedbacks?
    The name is really funny and... scary :)
  16. Thread: A good fig

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    Re: A good fig

    Fico Di Amalfi! A wonderfull summer scent :thumbsup:
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    Re: New fragrance - "Allergen"

    :laugh:
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    Re: Vetivera Herbacea by Berdoues: inputs?

    Really? Sorry for that. I thought it was widely available, as the Berdoues group owns international brands like IKKS, Chantal Thomass, Molyneux... :(
    I bought mine in a sephora.
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    Re: Vetivera Herbacea by Berdoues: inputs?

    Thanks!!!
    I thinks this one is not much talked about if not known at all. It's on my wrist while I'm typing this, and it smells very nice, in this cloudy/rainy day!
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    Re: New fragrance - "Allergen"

    I get your point!
    Tired of these hypocrit European Union bureaucrats as well. And the role played by IFRA on this banning obsession is a somewhat ambiguous too...
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    Vetivera Herbacea by Berdoues: inputs?

    Hi everyone!

    I bought on the spot VH few months ago. I was pleasantly surprised! I think it really helped me to "understand" vetiver, a material that was a kind of blind spot for me.
    It's like,...
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    Re: Have you ever smelt in your dream?

    Funny you ask this question because last night I dreamt I was testing the fresh new Hermes Eau de Narcisse Bleu! And I was trying very very hard to smell something! I got nothing from it despite...
  23. Re: I Just finished a Radio Interview for my local NPR

    Great!!! It must have been very exciting to share your art!
    Keep up the good work :thumbsup:
    Where can we listen to it?
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    Re: Looking for Icy Citrus fragrance...

    Happy you're enjoying it Bleedredanblue :D
    Longevity is really good on me, seriously I get 5+ ! Guess I'm skin-lucky
  25. Re: Midnight In Paris EDP - Where can I get it in the UK?

    Oh nooo ! It's more expensive now! Lesson learned :(
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    Re: Looking for Icy Citrus fragrance...

    Stop! Here you have it: Eau Universelle - L'Occitane. [I wonder if I'm not a bit repetitive :p ]
    You also may like Verdon, from the same house, icy EDT, with peppermint. Personnaly, not my cup of...
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    Re: mandarin dominant EDCs or EDTs

    There was also Mandarine Simplement: simply mandarin for real. But I think it has been discontinued... :(
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    Poll: Re: Best summer fragrance

    I'd suggest Cologne de Mugler.
    You may like Mauboussin pour Lui, it's nice. Not the typical summery scent, but the top is fresh, there is obviously anise but it's not too prominent, and the base is...
  29. Re: So I think i narrowed down my scent, reccomendations?

    I suggest to try Luna Rossa (Prada) - fresh and clean it is! Not so sweet though...
    To me Azzaro pour Homme L'Eau is an interesting rework of the original.
    I don't know about Chanel Allure Sport,...
  30. Re: Which one in woody-spicy family would you consider masterpiece/groundbreaking

    Thank you guys!
    Am I allowed to add "and why?" to my OP :D
  31. Poll: Re: If your beloved doesn't like/hate a scent you really love, you...

    :vrolijk_26: Hey the poll ain't over!

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    Thank you all for participating!
    bookwyrmsmith, It didn't cross my mind when I created this thread, but reading your post and few...
  32. Re: Parfum d'habit by MPG, i love it, whats next

    Spicy : Eau des Iles - dry and smoky at the same time, with a nice coffee note. Very special!
  33. Which one in woody-spicy family would you consider masterpiece/groundbreaking

    Hi there!

    I'm in want seems to be my woody/spicy phase. I just bought Oscar for men, and even if it's not THE stellar one, I'm really liking it.
    Since the word "groundbreaking" is often used when...
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    Re: Girlfriend's Favorite

    I'm still surprised too! But I think that she is more sensitive to the sweet ambery vibe that unfolds on me (a matter of body chemistry maybe). I have to mention that her nose is way better than...
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    Re: Girlfriend's Favorite

    Equus (Lalique) and Dior Homme Intense
    are what she likes the most and always notice!
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    Re: A superior cologne

    I'd add two "false cologne" from The Different Cie that I really like
    - Lemon Cordoza (More "classic" yet very well done)
    - After Midnight (with an oriental touch, very nice, the one that deserves...
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    Re: A superior cologne

    Bergamoto Marino has very positive feedbacks, but I've never tried it...
    From my experience:
    L'Eau de l'Artisan (to me, close to Eau Sauvage)
    Lalique White (spicy with elemi, bright)
    Got a sample...
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    Re: What is your favorite Chypre?

    Among recent releases, I must say I'm impressed by Iskander (Parfums d'Empire) each time I wear it. A very nice take on the chypre genre!
  39. Re: Midnight In Paris EDP - Where can I get it in the UK?

    Great man! That's a very professional move...
    Give us some feedbacks once you get it :thumbsup:
  40. Re: Midnight In Paris EDP - Where can I get it in the UK?

    Cool!!! Happy for you... If I was you, I'd sleep next to the warehouse :D
    And now there will be, again, a great dilemma for me to struggle with!!!
  41. Re: Midnight In Paris EDP - Where can I get it in the UK?

    Yeah but at the moment I saw it it was clearly the EDP: It was a hard exercise of self-restriction for me not to buy it.
  42. Re: Midnight In Paris EDP - Where can I get it in the UK?

    I saw a 125ml bottle at 46 euros few weeks ago on cheapsmells, when ordering One Man Show! They seem to be be out of stock but you should check occasionally...
  43. Re: What is cheaper alternative to Eau Sauvage

    Eau Sauvage is expensive in France too, it sells very well, I've never seen it discounted...
    If you can get a good deal of L'Eau de L'Artisan (not saying it's easy), I recommand it. They are close...
  44. Re: Wear what you enjoy. Oh really? A revelation

    Too funny :laugh:
    Time has come to change your username to.... cinnamonbun :thumbsup:

    I douse myself in private, for testing purpose or fun! I'm very careful in public. But it's difficult to know...
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    Re: I think I oversprayed today

    :shocked:
    I've never smelt the frag you're refering to... but I've heard you're now wanted... by the FBI!

    Scent from my PowerHouse using 45 Spays Realtalk ;)
  46. Poll: Re: Le Male: Who likes this fragrance? Who hates this fragrance? Favorite Vanilla Based Fragrance?

    I used to wear Le Male 5 or 6 years back. I remember getting lot of compliments. But crazy how I can't stand it anymore: the last time I smelt it I asked myself if that's the same frangrance I used...
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    Re: "Ooh, what was that?" It's Kistna

    Yep, to me L'Occitane is superior. But they have the very frustating tendency to discontinue everything from their line overnight. Consequence: the men section is getting thiner, at least here in...
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    Re: Looking for a new fragrance.

    L'Essence de Cerruti (Chypre with a hint of leather imo)
    Hommage à l'Homme (Lalique -spicy-woody)
    Aura for men (Jacomo) - very special
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    Re: Name some "dry" fragrances you love.

    Eau des Iles (Maître parfumeur et gantier)
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    Re: little help with a Diptyque...

    I'd also say Volutes, the only tobacco I know from Diptique...
    But I've read comments on a tobacco vibe in L'Eau Trois, which I've yet to try.
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    Re: Frapin 1697 or Speakeasy?

    I really like speakeasy! Very nice tobacco-leather scent imho! But longevity seems to be an issue for some people. Not me...
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    Re: The Girlfriend Challenge

    Why not go for The Beat - EDP?
    But if you have the opportunity, try Vocalise (Maitre Parfumeur Gantier): it's on the floral-fruity side, but done so well!
  53. Re: What's your best scent+grooming product combo?

    Yeah that was my philosophy too. However, I've once used Lalique Equus deo stick coming with a very interesting deal, and really liked it. A part from that, there is a Hugo shower gel I was offered 3...
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    Re: The Star Anise Note: I can't Stand It

    Eau du Badian is one of my favorites!
  55. Re: What's your best scent+grooming product combo?

    Thanks for the replies, guys :thumbsup:
    So it seems to be very few basenoters using those products...
  56. What's your best scent+grooming product combo?

    Hi there!

    I'm not that much into buying frag gift sets, you know, with the shower gel, aftershave, deo, body lotion etc...
    Do you use it often and what's your best combination?
    Thank you in...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    O for Oscar for men, by Oscar de la Renta
  58. Poll: Re: If your beloved doesn't like/hate a scent you really love, you...

    I understand: sometimes it's way better not to know the truth :laugh:
  59. Poll: Re: If your beloved doesn't like/hate a scent you really love, you...

    Humm, I suspect that this not a compliment :grin:
    Still there is one question to be answered: for God s Sake, how does he know the smell of... camels armpit??? :eek:
  60. Poll: Re: If your beloved doesn't like/hate a scent you really love, you...

    I'm pretty sure of one thing, Larimar: "fortunatly" is superfluous in that sentence :wink:
  61. Poll: Re: If your beloved doesn't like/hate a scent you really love, you...

    Well, judging by the preliminary results, love is stronger than frags' :rolleyesold: : No divorce!
  62. Re: Which designer scent sends you running for clean air?

    Aramis! But I like it!

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    MY how could I forget One Man Show!
    But scents that make me run for few minutes are not necessarily on my hate-it list...
  63. Poll: Re: If your beloved doesn't like/hate a scent you really love, you...

    Sounds poetic, nfn1983! :D You're romantic, aren't you?
    Thanks for your post!

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    Not even the "INEVITABLE"??? :)
  64. Re: So simple, so obvious et sooo enjoyable! Tell us about yours :D

    Thanks, Bandarun. I thought you meant the House Caron: but actually it's Françoise Caron, the nose (sister of Olivier Cresp)? Right?

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    Justin, yeah you can rave :)
    I like...
  65. Re: So simple, so obvious et sooo enjoyable! Tell us about yours :D

    Badarun, I just checked and the Astier de Villatte line is very inviting! First time I hear about this house...
  66. Poll: Re: If your beloved doesn't like/hate a scent you really love, you...

    I'm always surprised to see that some people can't stand any frag - save allergy/sensitivity cases. But of course it's obviously a matter of taste, personnality...
    Thank you for sharing Bonsai. Who...
  67. Poll: Re: If your beloved doesn't like/hate a scent you really love, you...

    Oh really? This is surprising :laugh:
    Very funny Evangeline!
  68. Re: So simple, so obvious et sooo enjoyable! Tell us about yours :D

    Yeah, I often think about playing God with essential oils and frags, but for some reason I haven't yet! :(
  69. Re: Which fragrance did you love at first sniff then hate it on the second?

    Same here! Funny thing is my wife made exactly the same U-turn!
  70. Poll: If your beloved doesn't like/hate a scent you really love, you...

    The title speaks for itself, right?
    Let's go!
    Cheers!

    Note: Some questions are really meant to be... taken seriously :laugh:
  71. Re: It is King - The ultimate attention getter cologne

    I think it's high time I put my nose on this Aventus!
  72. Re: So simple, so obvious et sooo enjoyable! Tell us about yours :D

    You have definitly piqued my curiosity, bonsai! Time to cross the Alps! Thank you!

    Back on thread: I also remember how, years ago, I really enjoyed Mont Saint-Michel Colognes! It's been a long...
  73. Re: What scents do you trust in extreme circumstances?

    A- Hommage à l'Homme
    B- Charriol pour Homme EDT
    C- Bogart pour Homme ( maybe 6+ sprays, yup! On U can't test mode! :D)
    D- Désir de Rochas Homme
    E- L'Eau de l'Artisan
  74. Re: So simple, so obvious et sooo enjoyable! Tell us about yours :D

    Off thread mode : Wow didn't know that house! Just checked and their line is impressive... Their ethical policy is a plus.
    Thanks Francolino
  75. Re: Which famous designer brand sucks in fragrances the most?

    Voidvader, Karen Low is just one of the trademarks under which a french perfume house, named GEPARLYS, operates http://www.geparlys.com

    Yeah I know how you feel, I have been in same frustration...
  76. So simple, so obvious et sooo enjoyable! Tell us about yours :D

    Hi!
    Sometimes - more and more - I just need a break: no super mind-blowing stuff, no "performance assessment", no sillage monster, nothing to analyze over and over again... Well you sure know what...
  77. Re: Straight versus Gay preferences: A Scientific Study

    Intersting, as long as we keep in mind that it's just a part of the big picture (taking into account cultural, spatial bias etc). Nobody can deny human behaviour is of course much more complex....
  78. Re: Which fragrance absolutely takes your breath away every time?

    Bois Farine: that flour note is just... I'm speachless
    And I must add Aramis: don't wear it very often but everytime I do, I'm really impressed!
  79. Re: Which fragrance absolutely takes your breath away every time?

    :laugh:
    OK! Now I want OMSG!!!
  80. Re: I'm HAPPY! Just received my first One Man Show!

    Humm very very interesting!!! Now I have the good feeling that the gold edition is something I'd like!

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    Rubirosa, funny how your impressions are very far from mine. I...
  81. Re: I'm HAPPY! Just received my first One Man Show!

    Really? Is the gold edition that unbearable? Did you wash it off because you hated it or did you spray too much of it?
    I'll buy a biohazard suit, just in case... :D
  82. Re: I'm HAPPY! Just received my first One Man Show!

    Thank you guyz!
    Next step: try OMS Gold Edition. :smiley:
  83. I'm HAPPY! Just received my first One Man Show!

    I bought One Man Show blind: 9 euros, is not taking much risk.
    Guys I really like this stuff! OMS is a wonderfull, manly, suprisingly not so overpowering (even less unwearable), as stated in some...
  84. Re: Which famous designer brand sucks in fragrances the most?

    Unfortunatly :laugh:
    YOU are a Bulgari Fan, right?
    (kidding)
  85. Re: Which famous designer brand sucks in fragrances the most?

    They just need to stop that tea thing. The brand name should have been Darjeeling. Ok they have some nice offerings... but please no more tea in the juice, Bulgari. It reminds me Prada and their...
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    Re: new perfume : Prada - Candy L"Eau

    I think the original Candy was actually nice. I have a close relative who wears it very well.
  87. Poll: Re: Do you share a kind of olfactory complicity/bond with one or more basenoters?

    Well put, Ericrico:thumbsup:
    Thank you so far guys for the replies!
    But the poll ain't over: keep posting please ;)
  88. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Here we go again: the fraghead syndrom! Can't settle for one bottle ::grin:
  89. Poll: Re: Do you share a kind of olfactory complicity/bond with one or more basenoters?

    Oups! Now they know :laugh:
    Just teasing FISS80: Thanx!
  90. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Dear Randall Flagg, I think Speakeasy is missing from your wardrobe :laugh:
  91. Poll: Do you share a kind of olfactory complicity/bond with one or more basenoters?

    Hello everyone!
    I'm just curious to know how many of us and to what extent we can rely or trust somebody else opinion/judgement when it comes to scents. I mean, not just technically-wise: it's more...
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    Re: Channel: Platinum Egoiste

    Thank you, Scentologist, for this thorough review :thumbsup:
    Don't you find PE very close to Eternity for Men? I tested both recently and found them very very close.
  93. Re: Help finding a new men's signature fragrance (mid 30s)

    Hommage à l'Homme (Lalique): what I'll call a woody-spicy smoothness Very nice!
    More classic, with eau sauvage vibe: L'eau de l'Artisan (Artisan Parfumeur).

    I also think Guerlain Homme EDP...
  94. Re: Citrusy or fruity, smooth.. Recommendations?

    I'd suggest Eau de Cartier: citrusy, smooth, perfect for daily use.
    I know you'd like something from a designer but, in the same vein, try L'Humaniste (Frapin) if you have the opportunity to.
    Good...
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    Re: When does Complexity become Cacophony?

    doesn't the title the this thread suggest that the op is interested in discussing complex scents rather than simple ones that offer a sharp contrast between as few as two notes?


    Dear Bigsly and...
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    Re: When does Complexity become Cacophony?

    But objectivity is not synonym for unanimity :evil:
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    Re: When does Complexity become Cacophony?

    +1
    A scent with a "simple" structure or few ingredients compared to others can be totally disharmonious and displeasing!
  98. Re: Frapin Speakeasy and Versace The Dreamer?

    Thanks Hednic :thumbsup:
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    Re: When does Complexity become Cacophony?

    When it doesn't smell good!
    As many have already pointed out, I think it depend on your nose. It's like Jazz! Charlie Bird joints are total cacophony/chaos to some people :D
    FWIW, for example, I...
  100. Poll: Re: Gucci Pour Homme II or Allure Edition Blanche

    Edition Blanche: too much creamy lemon for me, I don't want to smell like a lemon pie:huh:
    GPH II, well crafted, balanced, refined, but very poor longevity and diffusion on my skin.
    So...
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