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  1. Re: How similar is Armani Prive - Eau De Jade to Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche to your noses?

    At the top for sure it isnt as lemony but also in the drydown for you? How do you rate its projection and longevity?
  2. How similar is Armani Prive - Eau De Jade to Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche to your noses?

    I tried wearing Eau de Jade today. It smelled very familiar right away but I couldnt nail it. Then after about 30mins it started to turn into something really familiar; Edition Blanche. They both...
  3. Re: help me add 1 or 2 fragrances to my collection

    Out of that list id take DHI and muglier cologne
  4. Re: Armani Prive - Cuir Noir and Frapin 1270 similar vibes

    Try it out. I did it tonight one spray on each arm. At some point they smell very similar at least to me. The Cuir Noir being on the sweeter side and frapin dryer. If they werent side by side I would...
  5. Armani Prive - Cuir Noir and Frapin 1270 similar vibes

    Today I purchased Arman Prive - Cuir Noir. While wearing it, it reminded me of something similar. The mid notes and dry down are very similar to that of Frapin 1270. Try it!

    The top notes on...
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    Re: best exclusive Creed?

    Pure White Cologne is amazing. It gets little praise around here but it is one of the best smelling and most versatile fragrances that I own. The rich note just adds something so different and unique...
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    Re: Another Date fragrance thread

    Bois D'Argent with hoody
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    Re: Bois d'Argent

    Fortunately this lasts forever on me, I love this juice.
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    Slumberhouse - Ore

    I've been sampling Slumberhouse - Ore for about two weeks now and just wanted to hear others opinions on it.

    To me, I'm intrigued by it. I like it and I don't at the same time. I love the cocoa in...
  10. Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    haha that is what I also like about most of my fragrances; the lack of fecal note.

    I think that Rive Gauche is an amazing fragrance.
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    Re: What are the top COMFORT scents?

    http://www.luxodo.com/p/2/img-24274-901744-zoom.jpg
    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.18415.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, January 5, 2014

    CDG- Kyoto

    24245

    Edit - i dont know why the image is so small
  13. Re: Niche fragrance testing (samples) PT3 - Choices

    Thanks!

    Have you tried the two versions side by side? Any thoughts?
  14. Re: Niche fragrance testing (samples) PT3 - Choices

    where are you getting that from? Its hard to find.
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    Re: paco rabanne 1 million...eh

    I am with you 100% on this. I thought wall street smelled like a sewer, it was disgusting to my nose.

    OP- i get no powder with one million.
  16. Re: I am somehow blown away by Nautica Voyage

    One of the best cheepies but goodies. Maurciel Roucel did great by this. I recommend this one to newbies in the fragrance world. It comes off as synthetic (especially to more experienced noses) but...
  17. Re: Aventus Compliments: Do They Reduce by Time?

    Hahahahaha

    People closest to you that would feel the most comfortable or most likey to compliment you probably just got accustomed to it and the "newness" wore off. How many times can you...
  18. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    Well I think it's because once you've been into fragrances for a while it can become a little stagnant. Drunk reviews is like a new gimmick to keep people intrested.
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    Re: C'Mon Man...

    C'mon man goes to Bond No. 9 for trying to copy Aventus and failing. What a waste of an opprotunity to explore similar notes in another direction.

    C'mon for designers releasing flankers that smell...
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    Re: Niche Vanilla..

    My favorites are SDV and Sublime Vanille.
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    Re: Dior homme pls help clarify

    Top Notes: Calabrian Bergamont, Moroccan Grapefruit, Crimean Corriander

    Middle Notes: Tuscan Iris Absolute

    Base Notes: Virginia Cedar Wood (not listed but in the explanation it also mentions...
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    Re: Girlfriend's Favorite

    Usually the more mainstream something is the more well liked it is.

    I ALWAYS get compliments with Chanel AHS, Bleau de Chanel, 1 million, and fresh aquatics.

    Most of what I love doesnt get the...
  23. Re: If you're a Mafia boss, what would you were?

    Any more info on this. I think it's hilarious. What a novelty!
  24. Re: Jardin D'Amalfi (my impression of Creed's exclusive)

    I agree.

    I tried this and for me I thought it was more of a feminine smell. I would love this on a girl. To me nothing jumped
  25. Re: I went sniffing today: Issey Miyake Summer 13 and Le Male Le Beau

    SteelerOpera - I haven't smelled Givenchy Gentlemen Only, but I have smelled the ferragamo. I may be opposite of you in that I found it less synthetic than the Issey Miyake Summer 13. But i definitly...
  26. Poll: Re: Summer night out scent for 16 year old

    Im 29 and wear one million. Its a great smelling fragrance that gets lot's of positive feedback back in the real world as opposed to on here where it gets hate.
  27. I went sniffing today: Issey Miyake Summer 13 and Le Male Le Beau

    Being into fragrances as most of us are I go sniffing around a lot at malls, niche stores, friends houses etc. Sometimes I write my opinions and sometimes I don't. After sniffing today I just had to...
  28. Re: Bond No. 9 and Creed hit the Discounters - Bloom Officially off the Brand Rose

    i could care less about brand reputation, image, and exclusivity. If this means I can get my hands on some bottles of fragrances i like for less money, then Im all for it.
  29. Re: I am looking for that finishing piece in my wardrobe.

    There never is a finishing piece to the wardrobe....

    - - - Updated - - -

    There never is a finishing piece to the wardrobe....
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

    YSL - Rive Gauchehttp://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d47/tknife/rivegauche_zpse1200a55.jpg
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    Re: VIW or Coney Island?

    I have both of these and I get a lot of use out of them down here in Miami.

    I would use these scents for mostly the same purposes: daytime casual wear in anytime of the year.

    These are both...
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    Re: Displaying your collections....

    in the door of the fridge
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    Re: cheap fragrances are rarely the best

    No that's only 5 or 6 that YOU agree with or like and 20 to 30 in the other category that YOU ike
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    Re: The Bond No 9. Club....

    In my opinion Bond's line is too cluttered and filled with many uninspiring fragrances. They have 55 flavors! It is inevitable that there is overlap. Their counter is a clusterfuck of bottles...
  35. Re: Just received YSL Rive Gauche - Box and Tin look brownish, is it legit

    Is this the old formulation or the new one?
  36. Just received YSL Rive Gauche - Box and Tin look brownish, is it legit

    In many pictures I see online the box and tin appear black. Mine looks brown with distinctive black bars that run horizontally. So the whole thing isnt black.

    Legit or not?
    ...
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    The Bond No 9. Club....

    Trouble going through 55 different fragrances at the Bond counter? Swarovski crystals in your way? No worries Join the Bond Club.


    Highlights include- (taken from the site)
    Now & Forever Gold...
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    Re: Help 'completing' my collection

    Id suggest:

    Frapin - 1270
    Killian - Back to black and Straight to heaven
    Creed - MI / VIW
    Bond 9 - BLeecker Street and Coney Island
  39. Re: L'Instant Extreme Pour Homme ..How many sprays and which pulse points?

    Back of the neck and thats it. i don't like opening at all
  40. Re: What fragrance was so bad you HAD to wash it off?

    That smells like the vanilla powder mix protein shakes
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    Re: frapin speakeasy review

    I have a sample of it coming in this week from luckyscent. I want to see how it stacks up to 1270 and 1698
  42. Re: Abercrombie & Fitch “Fierce” to blind buy or not??

    I think that it is definitely one of the safer blind buys. It has excellent projection, sillage, and longevity (especially on clothes).

    You hit the nail on the head with why it doesn't fly here...
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    Re: cheap fragrances are rarely the best

    I read that, its great to have your opinion but it turns into your belief being correct and telling others that they are wrong. And thats wrong.
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    Re: cheap fragrances are rarely the best

    OP i disagree because the perception of "value" and "good" are very subjective. You state your subjective opinions as facts and take a stance that those who don't agree with you are wrong. On top of...
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    Re: cheap fragrances are rarely the best

    Unless the smell changes in the 100ml I dont think so. If your lookin to cheap out you still can. 50-100 is the MSRP for most new fragrances on the market. In the future due to inflation this same...
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    Re: cheap fragrances are rarely the best

    I am disagreeing about the subjectivity of your argument. You are also biased in this argument. I also think its funny to ask a forum of fragrance enthusiasts if they think its harder to find a good...
  47. Re: Spring is around the corner...kind of... which frangrances are sig scents for spring and summer?

    allure home edition blanche!:thumbup::thumbup:
  48. Reformulations and Flankers: When has the sequel been better than the original?

    With so much talk on here all the time about reformulations and flankers, does anyone here consider any of them to be better than the originals in which they came from?

    To me Pure Malt seems...
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    Re: cheap fragrances are rarely the best

    The stance you take is of the elitist one. You start by saying that this is your opinion. Yet you close implying that people can afford ONE good bottle of something you subjectively think is "good"....
  50. Re: What is the strongest Vanilla scented mens cologne?

    another vote for SDV!!!
  51. Re: My opinion on l'Air du Desert Marocain has changed

    I found this to be very un-wearable scent. I wore it to dinner once and had the most unpleasant experience eating food. The mix between the smell of LDDM and the food was horrible. After that I just...
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    Re: Best Casino scent

    If i want that smell i use TDH its got LOTS of it in there but with other notes for added depth and complexity. I find ISO super E (molecule 01) so one dimensional and linear.
    ...
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    Re: Best Casino scent

    Molecule 01 is not understated its just overpriced ISO super E. Thats all you get. You can make tons of it yourself for a fraction of the price.
  54. Re: Need your help with niche samples order

    Guerlain - Tonka Imperiale and SDV
    Frapin - 1270
    Nassomato - Black Afghano
    ANdy Tauer - LDDM
  55. Re: Article: Kurkdjian creates latest fragrance for Jean Paul Gaultier – Le Beau Male.

    I think you meant 1995.
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    Re: DHI projection is terrible??!

    they are about the same to me. maybe just some pear in the new formulation.
  57. Re: Your precious, unopened, Back Up collection!!

    is rive gauche being discontinued or something. It's really cheap too, amazon has it for 30 bucks, i ordered it the other day.
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    Re: creed virgin island water review

    down in miami its PLENTY versatile
  59. What fragrance was so bad you HAD to wash it off?

    I was testing out Interlude Man today and I could not take it anymore. It was the first time I could remember having to wash a fragrance off. What fragrances did you guys HAVE to wash up because you...
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    Re: Update\upgrade my wardrobe, dear gents.

    why the boss bottled hate?
  61. Re: rank these creeds from favorite to least favorite

    i bought a decant blind and didnt like it enough to wear
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    Re: Fragrances you don't wear in public

    none!
  63. Re: rank these creeds from favorite to least favorite

    millesime imperial (I get so much use out of this, it is perfect in the hot Miami weather)
    green irish tweed (I wear this to the office a lot)
    VIW (great for casual day time wear down here)...
  64. Re: Ultimate "fun" / Life of the party scent

    Virgin island water comes to mind
  65. Re: alternatives to D&G Pour Homme (reformulated)

    track down a vintage bottle of d&g. Its so much better.
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    Re: most versatile scents

    In the heat that is a cloying monster!
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    Re: most versatile scents

    Winter is relative?

    I live in miami, what is this winter you speak of? its 81 and humid out right now
  68. Re: Clive Christian X - Ballin Vintage Coca-cola?

    I have it on right now and it smells nothing like coca cola to me. It is warm peppery/cinnamon/vanilla/amber scent. Nothing bubbly or sugary about it.
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    Re: MFK and Le Male

    Fragrance perception is purely subjective. The same way you notice a similarity between GIT and Cool water is the same way many other people notice a smiliarity between Le Male and Reflection Man....
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    Re: MFK and Le Male

    What people like is very subjective.

    If you hate it because it is mainstream you are a fragrance hipster/snob.

    If you hate it because of the way it smells then good on you.

    If you like MFK...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

    to work ----- Chanel - Platinum Egoiste
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    Re: Which Hermes is best for spring/summer?

    Eau D'Orange Verte

    Although if you get into the Hermessence line I'd reccomend Santal Massoi. It does very well down here in hot/humid Miami, FL.
  73. Re: Does anyone else here think DHI smells like flowerbomb?

    I agree 100%. Im just being as objective as I can in a very subjective world. Some people deny things some don't. Maybe they genuinely get the resemblance and then again maybe not. I try my best to...
  74. Re: Does anyone else here think DHI smells like flowerbomb?

    Im having her bring it by later for a wrist to wrist comparison.
  75. Does anyone else here think DHI smells like flowerbomb?

    I came home to this today :)

    http://i.imgur.com/3RbwL.jpg?1
    http://i.imgur.com/bFq6g.jpg?1
    http://i.imgur.com/4HMgK.jpg?1
    http://i.imgur.com/x5CXX.jpg?1

    Maybe its because of a girl I'm...
  76. Re: I still like designer fragrances but only own 1

    Why would you have 9 bottles of DHI?

    Also you like what you like. There isn't one specific ingredient in ALL designer frag meant to bother your nose. I'm sure there is some designer frag out there...
  77. Re: Need help picking a new spring/summer fragrance

    All of those have good qualities but the most versatile of the bunch is Sel Marin
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    Re: Upcoming HERMÈS fragrances

    I was hoping this would have been a new Hermessence fragrance :undecided:
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    Re: Refrigerating Fragrance & Creed MI

    I keep them in the door of the refrigerator. Ive had no problems in 2 years. Im looking into getting a winer cooler soon though.
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    Re: Niches = Designer?

    This all depends on your definition of similar.

    But...
    Bond No. 9 Scent of Peace is similar to D&G light blue for women
    Bond No. 9 New Haarlem is often considered to smell similar to Rochas Man...
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    Re: what scent won't you buy again?

    Wow so many to name. As I go through this hobby, as tastes change, and over time, I have acquired what I think are better versions of something I already have. So much so that I never even reach for...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense Reformulation?

    Because of the elitist fragrance snobs who like the original more because it it harder to find.
    ::sigh::
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    Re: Any fragrances similar to Frapin 1270?

    Frapin 1697? Or speakeasy?

    Also Krigler - Established Cognac 66 is similar to Frapin 1270. However the Krigler is 115$ more and has weaker longevity.
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    Re: Clueless grad student

    D&G Pour Homme
  85. Re: Impressions after sampling Krigler - Established Cognac 66

    Ok I got my hands on a friends sample of this earlier today and put it on one wrist and frapin 1270 on the other.

    The EC66 is a stronger projector than the 1270 at first.
    Initially the frapin...
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    Re: Givenchy Pi

    for what it is i like it. Its a synthetic sugary/vanilla/tonka mix. Has great projection, good longevity and gets lots of compliments
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    Re: Fragrance of the year

    http://www.creedboutique.com/17-67-large/millesime-imperial-.jpg

    Living in hot and humid Miami, FL i have used and enjoyed this one the most out of my collection.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2012

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_7JAArcms7_8/SQrwuSXBcmI/AAAAAAAAAq4/tIdDg7gIqnk/s400/Bleecker+Street.jpg

    http://perfumowyblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/terre-hermes-parfum.jpg

    i love the bleecker...
  89. Re: Suggestion for new additions to form a well rounded collection

    I suggest andy tauer l'air du desert marocain for a fall/winter incense vibe.

    Creed Virgin Island Water/ Bond. No 9 coney island - for a fun summer/spring vibe

    Bond No.9 bleeker street is a...
  90. Impressions after sampling Krigler - Established Cognac 66

    http://www.krigler.com/images/perfumes/3_4floz_established_cognac_n66.jpg

    I just got through with the sample pack after learning about it through Robes08. It sounded interesting so I ordered it...
  91. Re: whats the best creed scent for fall/winter

    I can not get past those top notes
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    Re: So I held a fragrance showdown......

    ....sigh.... i guess if accessibility matters that much to you



    Yea, thats the whole elitist/hipster mentality. I used to get a lot of compliments with rochas when i was in the 18-23 range

    ...
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    Re: So I held a fragrance showdown......

    I agree with you and in a perfect world/perfect setup I would have loved to do that. My only rebuttle to that is there were many other STRONG fragrances that didnt make it. TV, OS, New Haarlem are...
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    Re: So I held a fragrance showdown......

    4 women were involved in the showdown (I just edited the original to include the number). I wish I had more involved but getting four in my apartment was hard enough lol.
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    Re: So I held a fragrance showdown......

    Yes I was going to add that. They did say it smelled like the store and how it reminded them of HS and the mall. One said "why would anyone want to smell like this store" and the others agreed. I...
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    Re: So I held a fragrance showdown......

    After being around members of this community I would have expected to see other choices in the top, especially not two designers and especially not two of the most hated on ones. It just goes to show...
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    So I held a fragrance showdown......

    *** DISCLAIMER ***
    What people like is very subjective. this was done using 4 females in the 22-28 year old range with almost no "knowledge" of fragrances, purely subjective. I myself am a 29 year...
  98. Re: whats your honest opinion on jean paul le male?

    In my opinion its ok. I spray it around when Im at just at home watching tv before going to bed. I prefer reflection man over this. Since many people are trained to like this it gets a lot of...
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    Re: Any fragrances similar to Frapin 1270?

    Try using unscented skin lotion prior to application.
  100. Need help picking a niche frag for a girl

    Hello everyone!

    With the holidays coming up, I needed help picking out a woman's niche frag for a friend of mine that has taken an interest into fragrances.

    I only know of the men's side to...
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