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    Poll: Re: Are you a foodie?

    Was that fragrance Hermèssence Épice Marine, by any chance?

    In my case, no - I have no (in any way comparable) passion for food.
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    Poll: Re: Better Le Labo, Santal 33 vs. Rose 31?

    Not too keen on either. The stand-outs from this house are Patchouli 24 and Oud 27, IMO...
  3. Re: Profumi del Forte Versilia Vintage Ambra Mediterranea

    I have and really enjoy Ambra Mediterranea - it's very rich, complex, heavy even, and with unbelievable longevity and stellar projection. You have to go VERY light on the trigger with this one, so I...
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    Re: Rank your LE LABO

    I agree - those two are my favorites, as well.
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    Poll: Re: Caron Pour un Homme or Le 3me Homme ?

    Have and love both, but Pour un Homme a bit more so than Troisième Homme...
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    Re: Best Serge Lutens on a man

    Another vote for MKK...
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    Re: Invasion Barbare or Italian Cypress ?

    Invasion Barbare, easily.
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    Re: The Best Patchouly ever...

    Chanel Coromandel followed closely by Mazzolari's Patchouli.

    Other strong contenders are Dior's Patchouli Impérial and Lutens' Bornéo 1834.
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    Re: Two picks from Serge Lutens

    This!
  10. Thread: Lavender

    by Dane77
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    Re: Lavender

    Lavender is one of my favorite notes, and if you like lavender-Vanilla combinations there's a lot of great ones with good-to-excellent longevity out there.

    I'll second andym72's suggestion of...
  11. Poll: Re: Do you make distinctions between frags you wear during the day and night?

    No, I don't. I do like to keep just a couple of bottles reserved for use on special occasions, but that is irrespective of time of year or day.
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    Re: What's WRONG with me?

    A fascinating statement - a profoundly paradoxical clash of the subjective and objective principles.
  13. Poll: Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille v. Tobacco Vanille - Which one is the better bang for your buck?

    I'd definitely go for SDV...
  14. Poll: Re: What's your favorite Dior from La Collection Privée?

    I love this line and currently have five FBs (Vétiver, Eau Noire, Patchouli Impérial, Ambre Nuit, and Leather Oud). From your list I voted for Eau Noire, but my overall favorite is probably Vétiver. ...
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    Re: Best Male Sandalwood fragrance.

    MPG Santal Noble (I'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned yet...).
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    Re: Notes that blend well with vanilla?

    Amber, certainly, but one of the most enjoyable, classic, and successful combos is vanilla and lavender - just ask them at Guerlain! (Jicky, Mouchoir de Monsieur)
    Other notable fragrances...
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    Re: Differences Between Eau Noire?

    That is my situation, and experience, as well.
  18. Poll: Re: Your favoite Guerlain - L'Art et la Matière?

    Thanks, but that's Dior, Collection Privée.
  19. Poll: Your favoite Guerlain - L'Art et la Matière?

    I think it's been a while since there was a poll on this Guerlain exclusive line. Which one of these fragrances do you prefer, for yourself?
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    Re: Niche House Sampling Suggestions

    Maybe the best way to start is to look into some of the excellent exclusive lines in some of the large established houses (especially Dior's Collection Privée, Chanel's Les Exclusifs, Hermès'...
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces of All Time (2012 Revision)

    1-Sycomore
    2-Invasion Barbare
    3-Musc Ravageur
    4-Route du Vétiver
    5-Muscs Koublaï Khän
    6-Coromandel
    7-Eau Noire
    8-Caron Pour un Homme
    9-Dior Vétiver
    10-Black Aoud
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    Re: Most powdery fragrances

    I get a lot of powder from Dior's Eau Noire.
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    Re: Recommend me an OUD scent

    They're not on your list, but my favorite ouds at the moment are probably Black Aoud, HdP Pétroleum, and Leather Oud. From your list, I'd probably go with Dark Aoud.
  24. Thread: Kilian's Ouds

    by Dane77
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    Re: Kilian's Ouds

    They're pretty good - I especially enjoy Pure Oud.
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    Re: Coromandel reformulated

    Yes, I have.
    And, no, you're not only doing that - look at the title of your thread again.
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    Re: Coromandel reformulated

    Do you know for a fact that it's been reformulated, or are you basing that very bombastic statement on your impression of one single bottle?
  27. Re: Since a year ago, how many full bottle fragrances did you buy?

    About 15, something like that.
  28. Re: tried musc ravageur for the first time today- wasnt impressed at all.

    Me too - it's one of my personal favorites, and I get no longevity problems with it, at all.
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    Re: Top 3 all-time as per your S.O.

    My GF likes a lot of the things I wear (and dislikes a few, as well…), but she always comments favourably on Sycomore and Black Aoud.
  30. Re: Found a note that I dislike: galbanum. What's your scent peeve?

    I usually have problems with:
    Laurel
    Pepper (black or pink)

    Often not too keen on very prominent conifer/pine, either.
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    Poll: Your favourite Mona di Orio: Les Nombres d'Or?

    I don't think I've seen a poll on this line before, and I'm curious to see which one of these fragrances people here prefer.

    My own vote goes to Vanille, a very interesting and much "drier"...
  32. Re: Givenchy Vetyver - Not much chatter, no love?

    I have a bottle of this, but I fail to quite grasp what all the fuss is about with this one. It's not bad - it's alright, pretty old-school, safe, etc. Not my kind of thing: it would not make it to...
  33. Re: Mona di Orio's Vetiver - Best Vetiver I Have Smelled

    I tend to prefer earthier and rootier interpretations of vetiver, and I'm not very impressed with Mona's Vétyver. It just doesn't quite appeal to me. IMO, the highlights of the line are the brilliant...
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    Re: Great Men's Fragrances that Feature Immortelle

    I'll second Dior's amazing Eau Noire - and yes, it is getting axed and will disappear soon. Another immortelle highlight (despite the misleading name) is CdG's dark decadent Luxe:Patchouli.
  35. Re: Mazzolari Lui- Breakthrough scent, gift for spouse

    I have a bottle of Lui and enjoy it very much - however, I find the patchouli note extremely pronounced in this one, especially in the drydown. You gotta like patchouli to really enjoy this (I do).
  36. Re: Fragrances which don't smell as their name deceiptively suggests

    Oh yeah, much of that line totally belies its own name!
    Also, I don't get a whole lot of amber from Ambre Narguilé or musk from Musc Ravageur… at least not enough to really consider their names...
  37. Re: Profumi del Forte - Versilia Vintage Ambra Mediterranea

    I really enjoy Ambra Mediterranea - it's very rich, complex, heavy even, and with unbelievable longevity and stellar projection. You have to go VERY light on the trigger with this one, so I expect my...
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    Re: Any of you guys wear Ambre Nuit by Dior?

    I have a bottle of Ambre Nuit, and I enjoy it very much. It's a warm and very classy peppery rose/amber combo - easily unisex, slightly formal, and very comfortable.
  39. Thread: Hermes

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    Re: Hermes

    These.
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    Re: Help me out on leathers!

    I'll second especially Derby, Knize Ten, Leather Oud, and Chanel Cuir de Russie which are all among my favourite leathers. Two other wonderful - and yet unmentioned - leathers are Nicolaï New York...
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    Re: Bois des iles and cuir de russie parfum

    I have the Cuir de Russie EdP - it's great and very comfortable, not at all too feminine.
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    Poll: Re: How many bottles do you own?

    50 bottles, not including a few additional ones I use very rarely.
  43. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/8/14) Final Four: Dior Homme vs L`air du Desert Moracain

    LDDM, easily.
  44. Thread: Citrus King

    by Dane77
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    Poll: Re: Citrus King

    Other - Chanel Eau de Cologne.
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    Re: Vetiver - Givenchy, Etro, or MPG?

    My favorite of the three is easily Route du Vétiver, which is one of my favorite fragrances overall. The Etro I don't have, but enjoy. The Givenchy I have, but don't really enjoy and find grossly...
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    Re: Vetiver Extraordinaire

    Have to agree - the two former don't appeal to me at all, but VE isn't among my favorite vetivers, either (those would be Sycomore, Route du Vétiver, Dior's Vétiver, Vétiver Tonka, Sel de Vétiver)...
  47. Thread: Mazzolari EDT

    by Dane77
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    Re: Mazzolari EDT

    I like this line - I have Lui and would love to get a bottle of Patchouli. Sadly, this line is very hard to come by...
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    Poll: Re: Straight to Heaven vs. Musc Ravageur

    Definitely Musc Ravageur.
  49. Thread: profumum roma

    by Dane77
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    Re: profumum roma

    Interesting line, but I have yet to pull the trigger on any of the scents. If I were to pick one, however, it would probably be Ambra Aurea or Patchouly.
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    Re: Chanel's Eau de cologne clone

    If my memory serves me correctly, Guerlain's neroli-heavy Cologne du Parfumeur has a bit of the same feel to it. Both are excellent, anyway.
  51. Re: Haitian Vetiver (Zegna) What do we think so far?

    Like Rum, I tried this recently at Heathrow, and it's a good, solid vetiver fragrance. However, I have a lot of excellent vetivers already (Sycomore, Dior Vétiver, Route du Vétiver, Sel de Vétiver,...
  52. Re: Hermessence Gift Set - Which four should I get?

    I have three Hermèssence FBs - Vétiver Tonka, Ambre Narguilé, and Brin de Réglisse - which are in my opinion the three best ones in the collection. My fourth choice would probably be Santal Massoïa...
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    Yeah, since 2010, only trifling things have come out of France, hardly worth mentioning at all, but, anyway, off the top of my head there's Dior's Collection Privée and Mona's Les Nombres d'Or line,...
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    Is that trend called Slumberhouse, by any chance? :wink:
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    Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs. Musc Ravageur

    They're both wonderful and high-quality fragrances, but, no, I don't get a lot of similarity, either.
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    Re: I would like a Montale sample suggestion...

    Black Aoud is wonderful. In fact, I happen to be wearing it today.
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    Re: Collecting Fragrances

    Exactly - I think that pretty much sums up my entire approach to fragrances.
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    That's right!
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    Re: An Amazing Citrus?

    My favorite citrus is Chanel Eau de Cologne - an exquisite neroli-bergamot w. a musky base.
  60. Re: Top two fragrances from Guerlain, Chanel, Dior and Hermes

    Guerlain Derby and Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Chanel Sycomore and Coromandel
    Dior Eau Noire and Patchouli Impérial
    Hermes Vétiver Tonka and Ambre Narguilé
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud, which size?

    I have 125 ml bottles of Eau Noire, Leather Oud, Patchouli Impérial, and Ambre Nuit, and much as I love them, I've never felt tempted to go for these in the 250 ml size. They're powerful and will...
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    Re: The best neroli?

    I did a poll on people's favourite neroli/orange blossom fragrances about a year ago, and more than 70 people voted. Although this is a huge fragrance category and it's very hard to narrow down the...
  63. Re: Diptyque will launch two new scents this month...

    Yeah, that's what I thought, too.
  64. Poll: Re: Would buy and wear a fragrance if everyone around you detested it but you loved it?

    That's a really hypothetical situation, isn't it? I mean, everyone seldom agrees on anything…
  65. Re: Die-hard Niche Lovers - Is there ANY designer scent you WOULD buy and wear?

    Caron Pour un Homme
    Lalique Encre Noire
    Hermès Eau de Gentiane Blanche
    Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Knize Ten
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    Re: Anyone own any Lorenzo Villoresi fragrances?

    I did a poll on people's favorite Villoresi fragrance about a year and a half ago with more than 50 people voting. The two most popular by far were Uomo and Piper Nigrum, with Sandalo, Yerbamate, and...
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    Re: What's the best men's musk fragrance?

    I did a poll on people's favorite musk fragrance about a year ago, with more than 50 people voting. The list included all sort of musks (not distinguishing between those with or without "dirty/skanky...
  68. Re: Relatively new to cologne, looking for recommendations based on description

    I very much agree that you might want to look at what CdG have to offer, as a number of their fragrances seem to fit what you're looking for. Apart from smoky-woody 2Man that others have already...
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    Re: Best Guerlains mans fragances

    My personal favourites are Mouchoir de Monsieur and Derby.
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    Re: What is the worst Dior fragrance

    I have always had a serious problem with Fahrenheit. Worst Dior I know...
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    Re: Help me find a high end citrus

    My favorite fresh citrus is Chanel Eau de Cologne. Other good ones not yet mentioned include Guerlain Eau de Cologne Impériale, Dior Cologne Royale, Villoresi Acqua di Colonia and Different Company...
  72. Re: What's going on with Givenchy Vetyver / Givenchy Les Parfums Mythiques?

    It's hard to find in some markets, but in France it seems to be in general distribution, and I've seen it in Italy, as well.
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    Poll: Re: Fragrances competition NICHE-----> (Round 2)

    Of these, Musc Ravageur.
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    Re: Best/favorite MASCULINE smoky?

    This one!
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    Poll: Re: Pick my Wedding Scent!

    Congratulations - you'll smell great and really classy on your wedding day, wearing Chanel Eau de Cologne :) Go very heavy on the trigger!
  76. Thread: Favorite notes?

    by Dane77
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    Re: Favorite notes?

    Vetiver
    Amber
    Patchouli
    Lavender
    Leather
  77. Thread: Best vetiver

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    Re: Best vetiver

    My personal vetiver top five is probably Sycomore (smoky rooty), Route du Vétiver (earthy green), Sel de Vétiver (salty fresh), Vétiver Tonka (spicy sweet) and Villoresi's Vetiver (dark rooty).
  78. Thread: Dior Higher

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    Re: Dior Higher

    I remember wearing Higher when it first came out back in 2001 - in the original bottle with the "difficult" atomiser hidden under a white rubber cover over the top of the "box bottle". I guess they...
  79. Poll: Re: Fragrances competition NICHE-----> (Round 1, pt.11)

    MKK followed by Bornéo 1834.
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    Re: Your most powerful frag(s)?

    Among the powerful ones I own, these come to mind:

    Profumi del Forte Ambra Mediterranea
    Montale Black Aoud
    CdG Luxe:Patchouli
    Dior Leather Oud and Patchouli Impérial
    Hermès Ambre Narguilé...
  81. Poll: Re: Fragrances competition NICHE-----> (Round 1, pt.10)

    Definitely Absolue pour le Soir.
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite Amouage (non-Opus)?

    Thanks for participating, everybody! It seems Jubilation and Memoir are by far the two strongest contenders here, with solid performances also by Epic, Interlude, Dia and Tribute. At the other end, I...
  83. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Rum, say goodbye to your bottle of Amouage Homage! :laugh:
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    Re: One from each of the following houses

    Montale Black Aoud
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Le Labo Patchouli 24
    Tom Ford - not interested, really
  85. Poll: Re: Fragrances competition NICHE-----> (Round 1, pt.9)

    Patchouli 24 ahead of Oud 27.
  86. Re: I literally don't get vetiver. Why would ANYONE want to smell grassy?

    Those three actually belong to roughly the same type of vetiver scents - the citrusy, semi-floral, leafy fresh ones. I'm a huge vetiver fan, but I don't really enjoy that particular "family" of...
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    Poll: Your favorite Amouage (non-Opus)?

    What's your favorite non-Opus Amouage fragrance?

    I know there's been some threads on this question before, but I don't think I've seen a poll. Also, Amouage have been releasing a number of new...
  88. Poll: Re: You are ordering a Discovery Set of 3 from Le Labo: Which do you choose?

    Patchouli 24
    Oud 27
    Iris 39
  89. Poll: Re: Fragrances competition NICHE-----> (Round 1, pt.8)

    I was wavering between Ambre Narguilé and Vétiver Tonka - but ended up voting for the former. This poll should allow multiple votes :grin:
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    Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    I got a sample of this - it's not too bad, very literally a traditional dry leather with a large dose of vetiver. As I said, not bad at all, just not the sort of thing I'm interested in or very...
  91. Re: What is your favorite fragrance from Chanel's Les Exclusifs line?

    I have four of them - Sycomore, Coromandel, Eau de Cologne, and Cuir de Russie - and prefer them more or less in that order. If I were to get a fifth one it would be Bois des Iles or maybe 31 Rue...
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    Poll: Re: POLL: Are you stocking up on vintage scents ?

    No, I don't. I don't really care about vintage.
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    Poll: Re: Invasion Barbare or 1725?

    Own Invasion Barbare, haven't yet felt compelled to get 1725...
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    Re: Armani Prive Cuir Amethyste

    Cuir Améthyste is a really interesting and rewarding fragrance - one of the few FB-worthy Armani Privés, I think, considering everything.
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    Re: Looking for a new citrus to try

    Chanel Eau de Cologne is, by far, my favorite citrus.
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella Peau d espagna (1901)

    I own both Peau d'Espagne and Knize Ten and I recommend both. They're very different, though. Peau d'Espagne is very feisty and bone-dry, K10 richer, smoother and rounder. Of the two, I like K10...
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    Re: Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier suggestions

    Couldn't agree more - on both points. MPG is one of my favorite houses - I have FBs of Route du Vétiver, Ambre Précieux, and Santal Noble (and sort of like them in that order...).
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    Re: Parfum D'Empire...

    Me too - amazing rich and boozy amber.
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    Re: Best of the Best of the '90s

    This one! Another of my favorite 90s fragrances is Villoresi Vetiver. Not the best decade for perfumes, however...
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    Re: Best of the best of the 80's

    Best 80s fragrances for me are Jean Laporte's initial line-up for Maître Parfumeur et Gantier, especially Route du Vétiver and Ambre Précieux.
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