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    Re: Do you smell Aventus often?

    Only three times. Two of the wearers were nyc cabbies.
  2. Re: Carthusia Mediterraneo - What is it like?

    Looked great on paper. In reality, too green and grassy for me.
  3. Re: Cracked open my blind buy GPHII this afternoon... Thoroughly disappointed :(

    Wearing as much Bulgari green tea and white tea as I do, I expected to like gph 2. I think it's barely ok. The violet is the issue. Not a fan of violet. But, you know, I had to spend money to...
  4. Re: I have long resisted a summer fragrance, but....suggestions?

    Another vote for Concentre d'Orange Verte. You can remain well within your comfort zone with that one. And another vote, a really enthusiastic vote, for Cartier Zeste de Soleil, though I wonder if...
  5. Re: Tough guy's fragrance. Kouros or Azzaro Pour homme?

    Fendi Uomo, if the particular social circumstances one should find oneself in require dat you trow a beatin'.
  6. Re: Is there any social status associated with the cost of perfume?

    No, it's just an accessory. But, go ahead, buy your gf a bottle of cheap perfume and let me know how it goes.
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    Re: Masterpiece Fragrances

    Who am I to say?
  8. Thread: L'Occitane

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    Re: L'Occitane

    Two thumbs up.
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    Re: Opaque bottles drive me crazy

    I don't like opaque bottles. Even the ones you can actually see through with a back-lighting with an LED flashlight. Transparent or translucent bottles are much prettier.
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    Re: what do you do??

    this
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    Re: I'm tired of summer scents already.

    I like cold-weather, rich, heavy, luxurious, opulent stuff much better than summer citrus, so I feel you, brosef. I mean, I love the Bulgari teas during the warmer weather, but outside of them I'm...
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    Re: What makes your eyes glaze over?

    cheapies
    automobile-brand fragrances
    celebrity fragrances
    hypersensitive humorlessness
    mirthless LOLs
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    Re: Layering Infusion D'Homme by Prada

    It's one of the names I don't layer. I think it's pretty much a work of art the way it is. And I like layering. Possibly, just possibly, I might try Molecule 01 with it.
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    I darn near broke an ankle jumping on this bandwagon. I...... admit it.
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    Re: Cartier Declaration over the years.

    I don't know. It's possible I guess.
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    Re: What have you STILL not tried?

    Well, the list of what I haven't tried is multiples of what I have tried. The reason? You can't kiss all the girls. So to speak. That's an old expression. It's like Chinese restaurants in nyc. ...
  17. Re: I have a nightmare story and you all will despise me

    Next time smile and wink at the lady holding her nose.
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    For attar owners.

    Even though I posted recently that I don't buy decants, decants were in fact the way that I tip-toed into the attar group. So for all of you western hemisphere citizens who either own or are...
  19. Re: Need a little help with Halston Z-14 vintage

    In my view, the contemporary version (as of about two years ago) is admirably faithful to the old version.
  20. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    Factory packaging only, for me.

    And I think that covers everything on the subject.
  21. Re: Which "BIG" fragrance out there that just does not interest you?

    Somehow, I've never tried Kouros. I'm not really sure how that happened.
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    Re: Fragrance Addiction a Disease

    Right? Besides Hiro (now retired), this is the first youtube reviewer I've seen who seems like a real person and not some 28 year old virgin sitting under a bare lightbulb in his mom's basement...
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Exclusive's Poll !

    Coromandel, followed by Eau de Cologne.
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    Re: Freshly cut roses scent

    Amouage Rose TRO.
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    Re: Where to buy Chanel online?

    Bob's your uncle, there's the answer!
  26. Re: Is there one note or ingredient that you can't tolerate?

    Blended in the hands of a master perfumer, I more and more feel like every note has a place somewhere. But I hate violet and tuberose most of the time. Just not all the time. Same with galbanum.
  27. Re: I declare discontinued prices to be ridiculous as of today !

    I agree. There are lots of gone-bad "vintage" bottles out there. It's not bordeaux we're talking about. I've tried a few "vintage" bottles and, with the exception of ouds, I'm not going to do it...
  28. Re: Chanel Coromandel- Anyone else find its a bit too feminine?

    Borderline for me. It's the chocolate part of it that makes it risky. Now, understand, I really like Coromandel and I have a 200ml bottle of it. But I tend to wear it in safe environments. Before I...
  29. Re: Help me to find out an Amber based fragrance. Whats your suggestions please?

    Oh man, I love amber. Most amber. Etro Ambra, Cote Bastide Ambre, Dior Ambre Nuit are personal favorites.
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    Re: How many sprays for work?

    Depends on the fragrance. I think it's good manners to use as little as possible. It depends on where you work. Show up at a government bond desk radiating volumes of Eau de Mammalian Groin, or Eau...
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    Re: Summer Leather?

    I'm going to be the contrarian (as usual?) and say that it doesn't sound like a great idea.

    If fragrance is, in part, used as "relief" (imaginary relief) from an overabundance of whatever weather...
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    Re: Another New Yorker Moment

    Very nice, thank you for posting. I love old ads.
  33. Re: Update: Speed, Huddler bits, Other stuff [21 Dec 2013]

    Any chance that the hddlr wear & wardrobe data ever comes back?
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    Re: Recommendations for my first Dior

    Ambre Nuit.
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    Re: Your ultimate white shirt fragrance?

    Everything is "white shirt" for me because I wear one pretty much every day.

    And, I'm going to start deliberately getting oud stains on the cuffs. It's going to be the next big style trend and...
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    Re: Suggest a musk fragrance for me

    Cartier Oud & Musc. Not a huge musk fan but this one I really like and it's easy to wear.
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    Re: I realized I love Tobacco Oud...now what?

    Read what remik said.
  38. Re: Old favourites: what happens when you get over them?

    I get rid of them and then invariably look for them a few years later on Facebook.
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    Re: I realized I love Tobacco Oud...now what?

    Buy a bottle of Tobacco Oud.
  40. Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    Oh man, I love layering. Makes me feel like an artiste.

    Ok.

    Spiritueuse Double Vanille + Tonka Imperiale. I like this so much that I rarely wear them separately anymore. I don't mix them. ...
  41. Re: The longest longevity fragrance you've ever used?

    Robert Piguet Notes. The guest who won't leave. Great for about an hour but the ultra-linear, utterly endless nature of this fragrance (for me) makes me afraid to actually spray some on.

    And I...
  42. Re: Hi men and ladies! It's been a LONG time since I last posted, but wanted to know...

    Not knowing when your start date is........... who really knows what will endure? It's not just the juice but it's also how the brand is managed. There's also the idea that some things become so...
  43. Re: What is the most complex smelling designer fragrance out there...?

    Cartier Santos, Halston Z-14.
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    Sticky: Re: Petition to oppose the ban of oakmoss ..

    Oakmoss is gross. Glad to see it go.
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    Re: Perfumania is now selling ouds

    All I was really wondering was if Mr. DuPont is distantly related to Pierre Montale.
  46. Re: Why do MontBlanc Legend and Abercrombie's Fierce give me anxiety symptoms?

    There are some paints and paint thinners, or the brass polish my doorman uses, that do something kind of similar to me so it's not out of the realm of possibility that it's an oversensitivity that...
  47. Re: Why do MontBlanc Legend and Abercrombie's Fierce give me anxiety symptoms?

    How many times has this happened?
  48. Re: Why do MontBlanc Legend and Abercrombie's Fierce give me anxiety symptoms?

    A guess would be some kind of social anxiety, though I'm not credentialed to say that.
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    Re: Perfumania is now selling ouds

    Thank you, much obliged.
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    Re: Perfumania is now selling ouds

    Does it say anywhere on the box or bottle where it's made?
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    Re: Your favourite YSL except Kouros?

    Not a fan for some reason but I guess La Nuit.
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    Re: Why the hate for Polo Red Intense?

    When you ride alone, you have to sit tall in the saddle.
  53. Re: Which house do you have the most fragrances from & how many?

    Cartier 26
    Amouage 18
  54. Re: Which house do you have the most fragrances from & how many?

    Also not in the mood to count, but ok, brb.
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    Re: In Praise of Atelier

    BG recently gave me a mini of Orange Sanguine and I'm saving it for summer weather. Smells nice out of the bottle. We'll see.
  56. Re: Your current scent is discontinued tomorrow

    Cote Bastide Ambre. While keeping in mind the Robert Hunter lyrics "you ain't got half of what you thought you had", I think that my stash will last for quite some time. So no, and no.
  57. Re: Do you drop poor performers from your rotation/lineup?

    This is how I look at it.
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    Re: a Modernist scent....

    Prada Infusion d'Homme, which, I think, contains zero sentimentalism, Bulgari Black, and Bulgari Eau Parfumee au The Vert. Chandler Burr has a great article online about the last one. "Too...
  59. Re: anyone hate it when they "waste" their fragrance

    Oh no, quite the opposite.
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    Re: 3 new Roja Dove scents coming 7th April!

    You're right, but only to the extent that humor appears to be lost on you.
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    Re: Best of the 80's?

    The wikipedia article is marked as lacking verification, and none of those google hits are independently reported to journalistic standards.

    No, my guess - and it's only a guess - is that the 1985...
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    Re: 3 new Roja Dove scents coming 7th April!

    lol
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    Re: Vanilla Niche

    Musc Ravageur.
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    Re: 3 new Roja Dove scents coming 7th April!

    This thread scares me. Can someone write something about the virtue of thrift.
  65. Re: Your top three discontinued frags you'd want to see returned

    Hermes Eau de Cologne. I can't think of two others.

    edit: Now I see that I already posted here. Amouage Oud al Khalood. So that too.
  66. Re: Please describe what Kouros really smells like

    I'm one of those pro-skunk people. It's the smell of the great outdoors.
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    Re: Best of the 90's?

    I am impressed. Not being sarcastic.

    Bulgari Black
    Bulgari Eau Parfumee au The Vert
    Cartier Pasha
    Givenchy Pi

    The only one out of that group that I actually purchased in the 90s was Bulgari...
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    Re: Best of the 80's?

    No one here wore it even twenty years ago. There are no ads, sales receipts, pictures of Carherine Deneuve or Farrah Fawcett or Jacques Cousteau or Pele or Joe Namath, no Valentine's Day purchase...
  69. Re: Please describe what Kouros really smells like

    Missed it. Never tried it and I suppose it's too late to know.
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    Re: Best of the 80's?

    Cartier Santos or KL Homme.

    And any suggestion that Green Irish Tweed is an 80s fragrance I'm going to treat as borderline, no, complete fiction unless someone can prove otherwise.
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    Re: L`incendiaire Serge Lutens

    I think it's reasonably groovy.
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    Re: I need help verifying a fake?

    .....does it smell like Fierce?
  73. Re: Has anyone ever bought or noticed a fake TF Private blend bottle in ebay?

    I haven't.
  74. Re: Question about roll-on bottles (decanting)

    Never tried it. Too creeped out by the plethora of ebay vendors who will pour a miniscule helping of basically whatever you want into some kind of sketchy carrier oil. Big fan of factory packaging...
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    Re: Best place to buy Chanel samples?

    There ya go.
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    Re: Lets make a list: Your 1 spray fragrances

    None. Nothing succeeds like excess.

    That said, I will pull the throttles back when circumstances call for it. Which happens regularly - I don't impose. But left to a very familiar, comfortable...
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    Poll: Re: Declaration Cartier Hit or Miss?

    A miss, sad to say. I love the first twenty minutes or so but then I'm like, ok, that's enough BO. I'll wear it in the dead of winter, for a change of pace, and I have enough to keep doing that for...
  78. Re: Is Dior Leather Oud a frequently faked fragrance?

    You don't know what it smells like and you're buying it on ebay. I'm just typing that so I can see what it looks like in writing.
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    Re: Name your favorite Amouage

    Al Shomoukh.
  80. Re: is there a breakdown of oud perfumes by wood, oil, or smoke accord?

    I suppose, and I say this tentatively, there's

    medicinal/rubbery/band-aid - Montale is known for this? and I think it's dreadful. As much as I love Amouage Nesma, my perception is that the oud in...
  81. Re: Which one of these three scents are the best?

    Whichever is the one you like better than the other two.
  82. Re: Would you purchase a GIT tester after this conversation?

    No.
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    Re: Best 'Eau de Cologne'?

    Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien.
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    Re: What's the best masculine rose?

    Both Dior Ambre Nuit and Tom Ford Noir de Noir are personal favorites but I don't think that everyone finds them to be clearly masculine. So my pick to click would be Roja Dove Aoud.
  85. Re: Name a fragrance someone on BN recommended that you absolutely love and wear because of the advi

    For me it was Hiro's youtube reviews of Spiritueuse, Tonka Imperial and Reflection Man. Specifically here, Jack Hunter and Amouage Homage. Redneck might have had some influence in my Eau des Baux...
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    Re: Seasonal considerations

    I can't believe someone else wears Swiss Unlimited. A fellow traveler. Wow.

    It's really simple. Heavy, sweet, sizzurpy, very spicy in the winter, light citrus in the warmer weather. In fact I'm...
  87. Re: Fragrances that smell rich/opulent/luxurious?

    Roja Aoud or Amouage Tribute. Both hors categorie.
  88. Re: Cartier Declaration Colonge. What to expect.

    Bright, lemony, happy. Pure bliss.
  89. Re: Macy's fragrance counter sales associates.

    They have to know that there are a lot of tire-kickers out there. Just be nice.
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    Re: Designer or niche?

    Above a very low price point it's a distinction without a difference.
  91. Re: What's the reason they call agarwood fragrances "Ouds"?

    Nobody I know walks into a restaurant and asks for fattened goose liver. The French popularized it in western culture, so we call it foie gras,
  92. Re: Is there a non synthetic good oud under $20? (Changed selection criteria completely)

    No. Multiply by fifteen and you're still sitting at the kids table.
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    Re: Cartier Fragances which one

    Santos, Treizieme Heure, Eau Zeste de Soleil, Oud & Musc, Pasha, wear 'em all the time. Declaration Cologne. You could make a year 'round rotation out of these names.
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    Re: What do you think of Gucci Pour Homme?

    I like it. Pencil shavings and amber. Very nice.
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    Re: Layering Fragrances...

    I'm a big fan of layering, so I thought that this would be interesting. It started off well. I clicked out when I saw Aventus, though. There's nothing to be learned from people talking about the...
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    Re: Looking for a frag that does NOT last

    Eau d'Orange Verte, the most exciting two minutes ever.
  97. Re: Fresh, subtle, elegant scent for work in a very warm summer climate?

    Bulgai green tea or Bulgari white tea,
  98. Re: Anyone Celebrated the National Fragrance Day yesterday?

    Didn't know. Too busy with Mothers Day stuff.
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    Re: Ethical Hypothetical

    This reminds me of my mom telling me not to give money to bums because they'll just use it to buy liquor.
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    Re: Need rose suggestions.

    Dior Ambre Nuit.
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