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    Re: Bargain bin favorites

    Acqua di Selva
  2. Re: Alternatives to Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte?

    Declaration.

    +1 TdH
  3. Re: Whats the most disappointing blind buy you have had.

    GFT. Pure lemon Pledge.
  4. Re: Can I get a recommendation on fresh lemon fragrance?

    Acqua di Selva. Dirt cheap, so spray with abandon.
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    Re: Suggestions for an elegant mature perfume

    Definitely 24, Faubourg or the Eau Delicate version
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    Re: Ferre Bergamotto Marino

    Cannot beat Bergamotto Marino for a cheapie. Ocean breeze blowing through fresh laundry hung on bergamot and jasmine.
  7. Re: Hot weather mens fragrance that lasts through sweating and working.....

    +1 Terre d'Hermes
    +1 Issey Miyake

    Declaration
    Guerlain's Vetiver
    Terre de Bois
    Azzaro Pour Homme
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    Re: Anything close to a forest?

    +1 Frederic Malle French Lover
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    Re: Creed- GIT, Safe blind buy?

    In my opinion, GIT is a safe blind buy because it can almost always be resold for a minimal loss at worst.
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    Re: Looking for a lemon/citrus fragrance for men

    +1 Eau Sauvage

    +1 Hermes Concentree d'Orange Verte (not lemon, but realistic and awesome smelling while it lasts)
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    Re: Need cheap long lasting cologne

    Bergamotto Marino by Ferre
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    Re: Aquatics for new frag-head

    +1 Bergamotto Marino - this is a great orange & white musk fragrance with a strong salt water note. Think of an ocean breeze blowing through an orange orchard before it hits your clothesline. And...
  13. Re: 17 year old respectable spring/summer scent

    Bergamotto Marino
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    Re: Some help for a blind buy under 50 dollars.

    +1 Mugler Cologne

    Bergamotto Marino
  15. Re: Spring: I need some advice for men's frags

    +1 - tough to beat it for the price
  16. Re: Overrated and Underrated Designer Scents on BN

    Why would you do this?
  17. Re: Good starter cologne for 18 year old college student

    Bergamotto Marino by Gianfranco Ferre
  18. Re: Overrated and Underrated Designer Scents on BN

    Overrated: Armani Code
  19. Re: Which scents gets you the most negative comments?

    My wife is the only one who's ever given me negative feedback, and that was on English Fern and Azzaro Pour Homme. She says they both smell like "old man".

    What does she know, anyway?
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    Re: My First Blind Buy Was A Strike Out!

    Here in the States, it's usually available in duty-free shops at airports - I've tried quite a few scents that way while traveling.
  21. Re: Terre D'Hermes high school signature scent

    Anyone can wear anything they like, of course, but it's hard to see many kds liking TdH.
  22. Thread: Trumper GFT

    by ralmeida
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    Re: Trumper GFT

    I find it smells just like a very common lemon-scented furniture polish here in the States.
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver (current formulation)

    I love the current version so much more than the ribbed bottle one. As others have said, I found the tobacco unbalanced. The new version has just enough citrus & soap to lift the top as the vetiver...
  24. Re: What are your most regrettable fragrance purchases thus far ???

    GFT by Geo. Trumper
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    Re: Vetiver suggestions please

    Guerlain Vetiver.

    Better than all the rest, esp. for hot, humid weather, IMO.
  26. Re: Taking my girl out to a pretty upscale strip club for her first time...

    Wear your Acqua di Gio and your best Affliction t-shirt.
  27. Re: Complete this list: Rive gauche PH, Azzaro PH ...

    Jazz
    English Fern
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    Re: fahrenheit vs D&G PH

    Fahrenheit (the current version) is awesome.
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver Arrived

    I find 4 sprays, 2 to chest, 2 to wrists & neck, is more than enough for me to smell it for 10 or so hours.
  30. Re: Super cheap bargain basement fragrance recommendations please

    Azzaro Pour Homme
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    Re: Monster sillage + clean scent

    Ferre's Bergamotto Marino - clean, fresh, sharp, lasts, and is practically free.
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    YSL Jazz - first impressions

    This is one of the first fragrances I've worn where I feel like I can make clear comparisons to other scents, so apologizes in advance if this is heavy on analogy.

    Jazz opens with a lively but...
  33. Re: Polo (1978) ~ Add it to the rotation? Does Polo deserve a spot in a small collection?

    Since the modern version of Polo is a shadow of the original, I'd actually recommend Escencia Loewe instead. To me, it's so much more robust and nuanced at the same time.
  34. Re: Does Halston Z-14 give you the cinnamon vibe like Egoiste?

    The contemporary bottle of Z-14 that I have definitely has a notable cinnamon note once the top notes begin to fade.
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    Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    I received the sample I ordered today, no free full bottle. I've never smelled Aventus, but this definitely has a sweeter, pineapple-floral vibe that is not in my typical zone. To be honest, I...
  36. Re: What are some more "barbershop" scents that I can try?

    English Fern
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    Re: What's your favourite vetiver?

    I love the current Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: Your favorite barbershop scent?

    English Fern
  39. Re: Citrus cologne with good sillage & long lasting?

    +1 Declaration
  40. Re: Please suggest few good Violet leaves frags..!

    Trumper's Ajaccio Violets
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    Re: Some Like it Dry

    +(x+1) for French Lover
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    Re: declaration Cartier....can we talk this

    I like Declaration a lot, but it's not for everyone.

    It's basically a huge blast of orange and cardamom (I don't know why people say cumin, they are very different smells to me), with a woody...
  43. Re: How many of you (non-beginners) keep a small wardrobe?

    I've got about 15 in my collection, and 2 will make their way to Goodwill eventually. I could see keeping maybe 20 full bottles plus however many samples and decants, but that's about it for me.
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    Re: To the Terre d' Hermes Lovers

    I like it because of the flinty/mineral notes - I love that combination in wine (like French Sauvignon Blanc), and it really impressed me in TdH. It helps that it lasts forever, is moderately...
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver... Wow!

    I've tried the previous (ribbed bottle) and the current incarnations, and I love the newest version so much. It's pretty much exactly how I want to smell at this stage of my life. I wear plenty of...
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    Re: your best orange parfume

    +1 Bigarade Concentree
    +1 Terre d'Hermes

    Cologne Bigarade
    Concentree d'Orange Verte
    Declaration
    Essenza di Zegna
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    Re: what would you wear to a classroom?

    I teach (University), I wear whatever I like, and I always use 4-5 sprays.
  48. Re: Need Help!...finding a new clean/fresh (maybe even a bit "soapy"), yet classy & not-too-fem scen

    +1 Halston I-12

    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    AdP Colonia Assoluta
    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: Wood, incense and vetiver?

    Note that Bois d'Orage and French Lover are the same scent. The former is the American name, the latter is its name overseas.
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    Re: New to fragrances! Grad school student

    Guerlain Vetiver might suit you well - fresh, green, and suitable for pretty much any occasion.
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    Re: Cerruti 1881 - any love?

    I find it to be very floral and too powdery for my taste, but I seem to be in a clear minority on this one.
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    Re: An orange/grapefruit fragrance?

    Essenza di Zegna
    Cartier Declaration
  53. Re: Take me out to the ball game! Frag for a 1pm 90 degree weather base ball game?

    Can't go wrong with Mugler Cologne.
  54. Re: Do you where a fragrance if you are staying at home all day?

    Exactly.
  55. Re: Can anyone suggest an "Aftershavey" or Aftershave-like cologne?

    English Fern
  56. Re: Searching for a great spicy/peppery/woodsy fragrance. Any help?!

    Bois d'Orage / French Lover by Frederic Malle
  57. Re: Would a fragrance become ruined on UPS track for a week from west to east coast in this heat?

    If you ever follow tracking info, UPS stuff often goes from shipper to hub to truck to air to hub to truck to distribution center to truck to your door, so I'm not sure packages spend maybe much more...
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    Re: Traditional Fougere

    +1 English Fern

    Sharp and green up top, drying down to rich, expensive shaving cream.
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    Re: Frederic malle

    Bois d'Orage
  60. Re: Fragrance that smell of class and power (work appropriate)

    Penhaligon's English Fern
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver (tasteful + understated = old money)
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Givenchy Vetiver
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    Re: Vetiver recommendations...

    Guerlain Vetiver and Encre Noir should be on your list.
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    Re: 8/23 - US/CAN - Zegna, Montana, Versace, Ferragamo

    PM sent
  63. Re: Terre d'Hermes, Guerlain Vetiver, or Chanel Sycomore? Which should I buy?

    I completely agree with this. Sycomore is lovely, but does not have the assertive character and distinction of Vetiver.
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    Re: Inexpensive strong

    +1 Yatagan

    Azzaro Pour Homme
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    Re: Smells Like Cherry Cough Syrup?

    Frederic Malle's Noir Epices has a strong cherry brandy smell that's close.
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    Re: What do you wear in this 100 degree heat

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Halston I-14
    Terre de Bois
    L'eau d'Issey
    English Fern
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    Re: Violet leaf fragrances?

    Geo F. Trumper's Ajaccio Violets.
  68. Re: Vetiver blind buy- please help before i make my selection

    If you like your vetiver dark and rougher, Lorenzo Villoresi's Vetiver might suit you.
  69. Re: Is there a Guerlain Vetiver without the ashtray note?

    The current (tall bottle) formulation of Guerlain Vetiver has very little tobacco, and no ash, to my nose.
  70. Re: Unbelievable Staying Power ( Guerlain Vetiver EDT)

    I've a bottle of the new (Habit Rouge bottle) formulation, and the longevity is outstanding.
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    Re: I need a good orange for summer

    To me, Cologne Bigarade does everything Concentre does, just 6 times better.
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    Re: Bay Rum Cologne

    It's not a pure bay rum, but Anglia / Crown Perfumery's Spiced Limes might suit you.
  73. Re: Encre Noire better than Vetiver Extraordinaire by Frederic Malle? 2 Questions..

    I can't imagine that someone who doesn't like vetiver would like Encre Noir. Unless, of course, one really loves solvent.
  74. Re: What do you do with the samples you don't like, aren't going to use?

    I save mine to re-test. I've had enough fragrances grow on me (I'm looking at you, Fleurs de Bois) and enough fall out of favor to make me feel it's worthwhile to use my decants up.
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    Re: Fresh Scent Needed GIT or Terre D'hermes

    I like TdH very much, but I wouldn't consider it a "fresh" scent at all.
  76. Re: Which of these stronger, "old man" cheaper scents would be alright in 90 degree humidity?

    It's quite hot and humid where I live, and I find that Azzaro PH stands up very well to it.
  77. Re: Frederic Malle Bigarade Concentree vs Cartier Declaration.

    BC.
  78. Re: Fresh Linen type of smell i need advice! help :)

    Mugler Cologne
    Halston I-12
  79. Re: So I was searching around for Summer Fragrances and here's what I have learned.

    Halston Z-14 and I-12.
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    Re: Armani Prive Royal Oud

    I also only tried it once, my impression was a very pleasant spicy incense oud.
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    Re: Concentré D'Orange Verte by Hermès

    +1 Cologne Bigarade / Bigarade Concentree

    Very similar fragrances to Cd'OV, but much better executed and longer lasting.
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    Re: Do any of you carry decants?

    I keep a couple of decants in my office for when I want to freshen up later in the day.
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    Re: Non-citrus and non-aquatic summer fragnance?

    +1 for vetivers
    +1 for fougeres
    +1 for Eau de Campagne
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    Re: Need to buy Terre D' Hermes

    It is very hot and humid for half the year where I live, and I find that the mineral / flinty nature of TdH really cuts the heat and humidity very well.
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    Re: Penhaligon's fragrances

    I've only tried English Fern (which I quite like) and Douro (which is a bit candy-like for my taste). Opus 1870 is high on my to-test list, though.
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    Re: Looking for a bold summer fragrance.

    Mugler Cologne is nice, but hardly bold, IMO.

    Declaration is bold, but try before you buy.

    If you want to rock a masculine floral, Fleurs de Bois by Miller Harris has really grown on me.
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    Re: good cheap colognes?

    +1 Azzaro Pour Homme
    +1 Halston Z-14
    +1 Mugler Cologne

    Halston I-12
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    Re: Cartier Declaration

    I like it very much, but the cumin/cardamom note is not for everyone.
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    Re: Clean cut, professional and well groomed !?

    Terre d'Hermes
    English Fern
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Villoresi Uomo
    Halston I-12
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    Re: So I want to smell like a garden

    +1 Eau de Campagne

    Miller-Harris, Fleurs de Bois for green woods & de-sweetened white flowers
  91. Thread: Power Scent

    by ralmeida
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    Re: Power Scent

    +1 Azzaro Pour Homme

    Escensia Loewe
    Terre d'Hermes

    -1 Grey Vetiver

    It's a very pleasant scent, but no powerhouse.
  92. Re: Blind Buy suggestions?: I've got a $10 credit and 25% off coupon at CVS

    Halston I-12 and Z-14.
  93. Re: Long lasting, good projecting, summer fragrance for an 18 year old?

    From your list, Issey Pour Hommevand Rive Gauche.
  94. Re: Love Concentré D'Orange Verte, is there any scent similar with better longvity ?

    Malle's Cologne Bigarade.
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    Re: Best warm weather vetiver?

    I recommend Malle's Vetiver Extraordinaire, though I find Guerlain's perfectly good in warm to hot weather.

    Grey vetiver should work well also, the citrus in the top is very pleasant.
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    Re: best fresh cheapie?

    Halston I-12
  97. Re: Please educate me on mainstream/designer fougere's

    To me, it doesn't get much more "barbershop" than English Fern. A blast of sharp, green herbs followed by a rich shaving cream drydown.
  98. Re: What are your top under $30 Best kept fragrances ?

    This.

    Also Halston I-12 and Z-14 are cheap as dirt and good scents.
  99. Poll: Re: Help me pick my next MATURE-OLD_MAN in a bottle frag?

    Escensia Loewe
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    Re: Bitter Green Spring or fall vetiver

    Agree w/ Vetiver Extraordinaire - very green, fresh, dry, grassy take on vetiver.

    I find Guerlain Vetiver to be pretty fresh and green, but not too sweet (and I am not generally a fan of sweet...
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