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    Re: Parfums de Marly Layton Exclusif

    Is it still Exclusif if it's still around 3 years later?
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    Re: Flankers That Far Surpass The Original

    I agree, but from a popularity and sales perspective, Profumo still is just a flanker. AdG EdT original remains a popular frag.
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    Re: Flankers That Far Surpass The Original

    To add, I think there are a number of flankers of very popular designer scents that considerably top the originals, but from an overall perspective are not outright winners as the originals still...
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    Re: Most worn in March 2020

    Varied month here, focusing on wearing the last of the heavier/winter-friendly scents before spring fully arrives.



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    Re: Flankers That Far Surpass The Original

    Have you tried the original? Years ago I saw a splash of the original on the auction site but didn't spring.
  6. Re: Which ONE Fragrance scares CoronaVirus to death ? Choose ONE!

    Dior Leather Oud was discontinued to become an Rx antiviral med.
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    Re: Frags you forgot you had?

    I forget fragrances I have that I haven't worn in ages, or are still not in the Basenotes database so I cannot tag.
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    Re: Your most worn (using sotd feature)?

    A few notes:
    - Tagging regularly since late August 2016
    - Only one scent per day. Reapplications don't get tags.
    - Have been influencing my wears with the following annual campaigns: 2018: get as...
  9. Thread: Eat Me

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    Re: Eat Me

    A*Men Kryptomint smells like mint vanilla cookies with the familiar A*Men dry down. It might be under $50?
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    Re: A stronger alternative to JPG Le Male

    Eros is similar in idea but not execution.

    Honestly, the solution to a weak wearing of Le Male is to wear more Le Male.


    This is also an option, and guarantees social distancing :lolk:
  11. Re: Which three (budget) bottles of Cologne to choose from this list ?

    The Lalique pour Homme EDP is purestrain old man funk. I'd take most other similar vein frags than that one (Zino, Bois du Portugal, Houbigant stuff).
  12. Re: At what time of the year, if ever, have you worn all your bottles once?

    Never, so far, since I started taking this hobby seriously in later 2016.

    I do have a habit of adding bottles which I don't soon wear, because I do blind buy frequently and am not taken to...
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    Re: Anything similar to A*men?

    That is a funny suggestion.
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    Re: Xerjoff 1861 Zefiro

    I haven't worn either bottle in a while, but I get similarities between Zefiro and Bentley for Men Absolute. Zefiro is more antique liquor cabinet though, definitely deeper with its mossy base....
  15. Re: John Varvatos Artisan Pure vs Montblanc Explorer

    Artisan Pure bucks the trend of Varvatos' scents having no longevity. I would prefer Dunhill Icon over Artisan Pure, but it is quite pleasant and an easy wear.

    Montblanc Explorer is of the Creed...
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    Re: Anything similar to A*men?

    For Le Male and flankers, yes, to some degree, but the patchouli in A*Men is the defining characteristic.
  17. Re: Which one (or two) Fragrances do you regret NOT purchasing and is now no long available ?

    What, wow, really. The most mall-scent scent in my collection.
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    Re: Cheapest place online to buy full bottles?

    Fragrancenet but especially when catching (re)stocked testers and new releases within a day or so of listing. Otherwise, reputable vendors on eBay, sometimes MaxAroma, Fragrancenet but watch prices....
  19. Thread: New advertising

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    Re: New advertising

    I agree, if they were less intrusive I wouldn't indiscriminately block everything. It made tagging on phone impossible years ago, but moving away from iOS Safari helped.
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    Re: Latest Thierry Mugler - A*Men Ultimate!

    Nabbed it the second it appeared on Fragnet (before they upped the price, as usual).

    Haven't given it a full wear yet, but at first snoff it is definitely a departure. I get a blend of Rochas Man...
  21. Re: Limited time deal on some Amouage line, Should I get one?

    If you're in the US, you should shoot for pricing below $150 / 100 mL for Amouages.
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    Re: Givenchy Insense Ultramarine fake?

    There is another subforum for these sorts of questions.
  23. Re: Bvlgari Aqva Amara, Versace Pour Homme, or Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc Eau de Toilette(White)

    That's because Terre d'Hermes mostly leverages Iso E Super for its central note.
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    Re: Olfactory terrorists brandish Aqua di Gio

    I got a blast of Acqua di Gio at work last week. I was surprised as I haven't noticed other fragrances of late. He must've been too heavy on the trigger that day.
  25. Re: Bvlgari Aqva Amara, Versace Pour Homme, or Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc Eau de Toilette(White)

    My experience:

    Aqua Amara: do you want to smell like orange Pez?
    Lacoste L12.12 white: fleeting grapefruit with nothing to back it up. Youthful I guess?

    Mentioned by the above: Varvatos...
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    Re: Twisted Lily Closing

    I went to their store before July 4th in 2017 and they were closed due to renovations. Went back to Manhattan and stopped at Osswald.

    Twisted Lily did regular sales. Lucky Scent does not. Guess...
  27. Re: SixCats! seeking suggestions for (under $30.00) Cologne.

    Encre Noire Sport is great, not so keen on the other two though.
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    Re: Creed Viking Story

    Thanks for sharing.

    On sale for $170 at MaxAroma though out of stock now. I passed but really considered it.
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    Re: Top 5 scents March 1 2020 version

    So accurate :laugh:
  30. Re: Does Tom Ford costa azzurra acqua have plastic cap?

    You need to be more clear and provide info if you want us to help you.

    Where did you buy it? There are reputable sellers on eBay who do sell legitimate unboxed Tom Ford fragrances. There are also...
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    Re: Just bought 4 scents from Fueguia 1833

    What was the damage?
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    Re: Most worn in February 2020

    Disappointed by the lack of Fahrenheit across the board...



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    Re: Fahrenheit February!

    I contributed my 10 wears this month. Never wore it before, but I appreciate it much more now.
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    Re: ADG Profumo strange smell

    I returned a fake purchased through eBay. Lots of that crap around.
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    What do you think about Caron Pour Un Homme Sport?

    Roadster Sport is also not as minty/vetivery as the original, but still a touch of mint.
  36. Re: Your favorite unique fragrances that stand out amongst the mainstream always smelled?

    Of late, Amouage Myths Man.
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    Re: Is Byredo Bal DíAfrique a masterpiece?

    It did not live up to its hype. I found it rather boring.
  38. Poll: Re: Would You Rather Buy a Better Car Than You Have Now....or....Have more Depth in Your Niche Frags

    I'm not telling people what to do, I'm stating that one ought to consider budgeting separately for fragrances and transportation. And perhaps doing so more forcefully since the premise of this whole...
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    Re: What are your thoughts on eight & bob??

    No experience, but here's my take: One-ups Creed by making extravagant storytelling the actual reason the house exists. Then releases a dozen other fragrances under the dumb name.
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    Re: Nice but cheap office fragrance

    Montblanc in general has excellent office offerings. I like Starwalker and Emblem for this purpose.

    As mentioned, Dunhill Icon would also be a stellar choice!
  41. Re: Plum Japonais by Tom Ford apparently discontinued.

    The only newer Private Blend I may eventually get is Tobacco Oud Intense, but I've been burned out on too frequent releases, and many too mediocre.
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    Re: Chergui or Jazz club

    Jazz Club is yet another trendy boring boozy vanilla thing.

    Chergui is a timeless floral tobacco.
  43. Poll: Re: Would You Rather Buy a Better Car Than You Have Now....or....Have more Depth in Your Niche Frags

    Don't put frags and transportation in the same bucket. If that has to be the case, perhaps niche fragrances aren't quite within one's own reach if the car is a necessity.
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    Re: Fahrenheit February!

    I'm taking a break from Fahrenheit, but still sticking with leathers via Le Male Essence!
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    Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    I'm really curious why this is an opinion. There are a lot of phenomenal scents to his name, and yes more than enough insipid stuff too, but that does not make for being a 'master of mediocre...
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    Re: Fahrenheit February!

    I scanned recent wears and there's more people wearing Sauvage and Aventus than Fahrenheit! What's up with that!

    Wear 8 for me.
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    Re: You guys are missing out on Fueguia

    Nah, not at those prices!
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Count me in!
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    Re: Favorite tiziana terenzi fragrance

    Ursa, oud? What? How did you smell oud over the patchouli blast??
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    Re: Fahrenheit February!

    Day 6 for me, every day since my bottle arrived.
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    Re: Hard time deciding on citrus dominant scent

    I think he means Eau Sauvage Parfum, which is an EDP.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Still waiting on the Yohji Yamamoto scents I posted here to be added...
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    Re: Most overrated fragrances

    Depends how one considers being overrated. The fact that Creed fragrances, or Dior, for example, occupy a significant proportion of discussion here is one way of measuring being overrated.
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    Re: Letís Talk: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

    Ok, but it cannot be dismissed that there are similarities, by design, in the opening.
  55. Thread: Beloved Man!!!

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    Re: Beloved Man!!!

    If one is familiar with Amouage and their resin-heavy offerings, then Beloved Man could be safe enough to blind buy. I enjoy it but do find it sweet and borderline cloying if overly applied.
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    Re: Letís Talk: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

    It is an excellent scent, but attribute its success to the mastermind behind its creation: Pierre Bourdon, not the Creed 'descendent' himself.

    Bought my 120 mL bottle for $135 years ago, and...
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    Re: Fahrenheit February!

    It would be swell if enough of us participate so that Aventus is finally not on top of the male SOTD list.
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    Re: Fahrenheit February!

    Oh, it is a full, new tester. How far is how long I can consecutively wear :thumbsup:
  59. Re: Bentley for Men Intense, Montblanc Legend Spirit, or Burberry London

    Why these scents?

    My opinions: Montblanc Legend has better flankers (Night, Intense but it's a bit mall-y). Bentley for Men Intense just isn't that great. Burberry London is a good cheapie but...
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    Re: Fahrenheit February!

    Bottle arrived. 2015 tester. Let's see how far it goes...
  61. Re: Any well done watermelon'esque fragrances that only have a hint of sweetness, ie, not candy'ish?

    Did you look into this one? Any thoughts? I didn't want to overstate this selection, but it's possibly exactly what you're looking for.
  62. Re: Latest Paco Rabanne 1 Million Flanker - 1 Million Parfum!

    Prive is something really special, but beyond that flanker the original is the best.
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    Re: Fahrenheit February!

    I get my bottle Friday.
  64. Thread: Fragrance match?

    by jabar
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    Re: Fragrance match?

    Amouage Ciel Man
  65. Re: Celebrating Differences: What do YOU Enjoy About Perfume?

    Everything gets a whiff from me, no matter the marketing, masculine, feminine, price. I hold dear smelling something new, then realizing how it is a different take, a different combination of...
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    Re: Keeping track of your collection

    Hey Buysblind:

    I read your exhaustive review on Yohji Yamamoto's I'm Not Going To Disturb You Homme. I spent the $50 or so. I've worn it thrice. It's phenomenal as you wrote. It's still not in the...
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    Re: *NEW* Rochas Moustache EDP (2018)

    ScentMonkey deal sold out on eBay. Didn't pull the trigger, but we should see more deals in the future as its distribution broadens.
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    Re: I love Beach Hut Man

    Please sample this one, unless you gotta own every Amouage Man scent (like me).
  69. Re: Latest Paco Rabanne 1 Million Flanker - 1 Million Parfum!

    << This sucker will add to his 1 Million collection once a reasonable price appears!
  70. Re: Any well done watermelon'esque fragrances that only have a hint of sweetness, ie, not candy'ish?

    Annayake Love for Him. Testers can be had around $20. Great aquatic, musky watermelon scent.
  71. Thread: My blind haul

    by jabar
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    Re: My blind haul

    Very nice, might blind buy Red Tobacco one day. Add Lemon Line when you get a chance!
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    Re: Keeping track of your collection

    Twofold: even at 250 bottles I can differentiate whether or not I own a bottle (though not explicitly recall all 250 from memory).

    Basenotes wardrobe. More useful for daily wear tracking than...
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    Re: I love Beach Hut Man

    No, not ironic. Obtuse.
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    Re: Fahrenheit February!

    I'll join you guys once my bottle arrives. In the meantime, would Amouage Portrayal Man be an acceptable substitute? Saving Aqua Fahrenheit for summer.
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    Re: Eating crow: The house of John Varvatos

    Some JV x NJ hit discounters already, but, like Artisan Pure, did not have steady stock. I waited almost 2 years after the Artisan Pure release before it was readily in-stock, discounted.
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    Re: Any fans of Initio Oud for Greatness?

    That's been happening for a while. PdM exists by copying designer tropes, so does Roja Dove.

    Not the greatest thread to discuss/speculate on future trends. The wealth of selection these days is...
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    Re: I love Beach Hut Man

    Fresh? Not really. Very vegetal with its ivy/dandelion milk klaxon blast. Probably the greenest scent I own, and not one for which I often reach.
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    Re: *NEW* Rochas Moustache EDP (2018)

    Ditto, great deal there.
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    Re: Your Most Worn January 2020

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    Re: Sauvage EDP reformulated?

    Production codes do not correlate with reformulations.
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    Re: As a fan of Zino Davidoff

    No, it doesn't compare to Encre Noire. Patchouli/rose makes Zino have those descriptions; Encre Noire just smells like tar and vetiver.

    Another 'gothic' patchouli scent, that I've read out but...
  82. Thread: Di Ser

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    Re: Di Ser

    Wait for it...


    :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Warm and cold weather niche fragrances

    Just a word of caution: sample extensively, don't blind buy niche. I would consider comparing against designer similars, like Naxos/A*Men Pure Havane, before plopping down big money.

    You might be...
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    Re: Latest Thierry Mugler - Alien Man Mirage!

    I still have yet to smell Alien Man Fusion. One flanker per year, already trying to compete with Armani or Issey Miyake.
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    Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    Here we go again!
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    Re: Sour/tart berry fragrances for men

    Definitely this one, and probably the least expensive option mentioned even while being discontinued.
  87. Re: Are Scent Free Environments Becoming A Problem For Fragrance Enthusiasts?

    Yes, my former employer had entertained a scent-free environment question but there was a lack of support and enforcement within existing policies. It could still happen one day.

    At the end of the...
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    Re: Neroli Portofino Brown Bottle?

    So... did you register just to hawk stuff? That's not the purpose of this subforum.
  89. Re: Howcome Hermes Voyage Parfum doesnt get much love?

    The EdP is pleasant and fleeting, like much of Hermes scents. I get better longevity out of their EdC line than Voyage EdP.
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    I'll probably be a net positive, but I've definitely slowed my purchasing since 2018.
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    Re: The Dior Homme Line...Should We Panic Yet?

    Reminds me, I need to register an account to stir panic about Fragrance One Office being reformulated and discontinued (at the same time).
  92. Re: Personality types and colognes/perfumes.Do you believe in it?

    I think not putting spaces after punctuation speaks more to personality than a scent one wears.

    Looking at you, Mayberry2.
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    Re: Anyone watch the Bachelor?

    Totally an aside, now that we're talking Body Kouros: any significant difference from the original release bottle version? Other than concentrating/aging? New version is OK but was wondering if it...
  94. Re: I am in need of an Hermes fragrance recommendation for my boyfriend (plus maybe one for me)

    It's pleasant but hardly projects.

    Hermes scents exude quality but are light perfumes. It's not my go-to house for anything really modern masculine.
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    Re: Xerjoff More Than Words last forever

    I sprayed Amouage Journey Man on my wrist with Fitbit attached. I could smell it on the Fitbit 3 weeks later...
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    Re: Most ambroxan-y fragrance?

    The original Light Blue.
  97. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    Looking forward to adding Rive Gauche pour Homme to my collection!
  98. Re: I want some new office and work fragrances, Iíve let a few go I didnít like need recommendations

    Most Mont Blanc fits the bill. I like Starwalker as a more assertive Versace Homme Eau Fraiche in the office.
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    Re: People that wear cologne and no deodorant

    Use your discretion in how to proceed. If it really is bothersome, then escalate to management. Emphasize the BO and hygiene aspect; don't call attention to perfume use as that may be caught in the...
  100. Re: Are Certain Fragrances In Your Collection Ever Too Expensive or Rare For You to Wear?

    I have a somewhat inherited bottle of Gucci Nobile which I very rarely wear, but more for sentimental reasons than its unobtainable status.

    Otherwise, everything is fair game no matter what the...
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