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    Re: An observation about bottle size...

    More recently, I have been buying 100 only with few exceptions . The bottles look better and it is , for some reason , more statisfying to have 100 ml
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Sandalwood?

    This
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    Re: most worn December 2015

    For December
    Tom Ford Extreme 4
    POAL, Derby, Five o Clock by Serge lutens and Balafre 3 each
  4. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend - A range of expensive skin scents

    I would not generalize as some are long lasting and project well and other ones ( even older bottles) don't , like Neroli Portifino and Azure Lime . So it depends on what you tried . If you tried the...
  5. Re: New Year's Eve for all the men going out, what fragrance wil you wear?

    I will decide tomorrow afternoon
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    Re: I'm done with Macy's

    I am not surprised about that at all . Sorry for your experience. Even their high end store , Bloomingdales could use some advice when it comes to packaging. I ordered clothes from them ( high end...
  7. Re: How many fragrances did you acquire in 2015, and which is your favorite?

    Added more than 100 bottles, so planning on slowing down this year . Surprisingly I purchased only one or two released this year , the rest are from yrs before. I like all of them. Enigma , Armani...
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    Re: Has SL Ambre Sultan been Reformulated?

    I got a new bottle lately and still smells great with good performance . I have only a sample from few yrs ago.
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    Re: What is quality in perfumery?

    Original ( few comes to mind like POAL , Clive Christian X , Derby , Mitsoku, Fahernheit , Bel Ami, ) , beautiful , and excellent performance . It is at the end very subjective .
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    Re: When Guerlain meets Graffiti

    Not impressed . The bee bottle itself is good enough .
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    Re: Dior Boutique @ Palazzo shutting down

    I remember them carrying the line also at the their store at the Wynn and also at the Crystals .
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    Re: best deal on nassamato pardon?

    Essenza nobile , I think it is 100 euros
  13. Poll: Re: What is an "expensive" scent, in terms of your budget ? POLL.

    Over 200 and I usually wait till I find it on discount retailers
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    Re: Fragrance for a world leader?

    Derby by Guerlain , and I am sorry , Clive Christian X and No 1 are great fragrances . Being overpriced does not change the fact they are good . No need for such inappropriate responses . Welcome to...
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    Re: Longest lasting cheapies.

    Jazz by YSL, Azzaro, most of the Aramis like JHL , 900 and Havana.
  16. Re: Acqua di Parma vs Hermès as a fragrance house

    If we are talking about history, yes Hermes has better past offerings, but most of their masterpieces are reformulated and less impressive . Actually most of their offerings over the last few yrs are...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    Own quite few and like: Serge Noire, Santal Majuscule, Five O'clock, Chergui, Daime Blond Amber Sultan and the underrated fresh Laine De Verre
  18. Re: Why aren't there many "Black Friday" fragrance deals?

    They usually don't Carry those fragrances, but certain discount retailers advertise through them. I once bought Amouage jub 25 from them and it turns out it is shipped from another retailer
  19. Re: Why aren't there many "Black Friday" fragrance deals?

    I got great deal from beautyspin.com , they had lots of fragrances on discounts I bought the following:
    HDP 1740 4 oz for 69
    Nasomatto absinthe for 96
    Guerlain Mythique d orient for 140
    Perris...
  20. Lancome CyberMonday 20% off ( even Balafre and Sagamore)

    I got Balafre and Sagamore for 122 each . Use code cybermonday for 20% , and sign up for their emails ( additional 15% ) ( you have to allow cookies and pop ups on your browser) . Ends today.
  21. Thread: Which MFK?

    by Kal1973
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    Re: Which MFK?

    APOM , Amyris and Lumiere Noire are best for Florida weather.
  22. Re: Can you rate these "houses" from the most "upscale" to the least?

    Taking into account the past and the present I would rate them in this order:
    Guerlain
    Chanel
    Dior
    Hermes
    Ysl
    Gucci
    Price wise there is wide range for all of them with only exception being...
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    Re: Thoughts on Bergdorf Goodman?

    I have ordered from them online multiple times ( when they have the beauty event 200 off 1000) . Always had free shipping or discounted rush shipping. Good place to purchase those fragrances that are...
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    Re: Amber Absolute, yes or no?

    Enjoy it . It is a nice one for the winter.
  25. Re: Bond 9's B9 - any love here, or is it just me?

    I find it close enough to the signature scent ( I own) , so I decided not to buy , but I thought it was nice.
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    Re: Amber Absolute, yes or no?

    I love blind buys when they turn out good. I am glad you liked it. Did you find similarities to Myrrhe Imperiale
  27. Re: What factors make a scent high in longevity and projection?

    It usually depends on the concentration of the oils and the fixatives used as well as the solvents.
  28. Re: Alcohol percentage and the lack of standards. Im very confused and need help.

    There is quite an overlap between perfumes, EDP , EDT and EDC. Usually the EDP is 10-20 oils and EDT is 5-15 % . Some Edc from one house might be more concentrated than an EDP from another house ....
  29. Thread: Spice and wood

    by Kal1973
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    Re: Spice and wood

    Very nice , but performance is not good to my nose .
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    Re: Best fragrance for a financier

    Green Irish Tweed from your list.
    Derby by Guerlain , Invasion Barber and most of what listed by Diamondflame ( great list)
  31. Re: Jubilation XXV Worth blind buying??? Tester bottle

    Go for it. I don't think it is too sweet .
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    Re: Dior's Sauvage: A Carnal Dementia.

    Good but not great like mentioned earlier. I bought a bottle . Do I regret it? No. It has its place . Disappointing? Depends on your expectations ?
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    Re: Amber Absolute, yes or no?

    Good luck with your purchase . Please report back to us . I think it is a good Amber , but it is heavy and in the same category( to my nose ) as Myrrhe Imperial by GA . Try Amber Nuit by Dior and I...
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    Re: Today I bought November 2015

    Rose d Arabie Armani Prive
    Hindu Grass by Nasomatto
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    Re: Any site top Beautyspin.com?

    They have two European websites if you live in Europe ?
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    Re: Vetiver and stomach aches.

    Please nobody shows this thread to the people from IFRA :) they will ban my beloved Vetiver
    On a serious note, it happens to me with some notes when I spray close to the nose , and I stopped doing...
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    Re: Best Amber Fragrance?

    Dior Amber Nuit
    HDP Amber 114
  38. Re: How about an "I Stand With France" SSD on 15 November?

    I will wear a fragrance made in France to show support to the French people but I am with Trebor and others on this . Doing those things , sometimes, makes us feel so good about ourselves, that we...
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    Re: Diptyque Oud Palao

    You are right on the silage and also the longevity. One spray of Oud Ispahan is enough for the whole day . My 125 ml bottle will last me long, so I found no reason to buy the diptyque one.
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    Re: Mugler's Les Exceptions line

    How is the longevity of this line?
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    Re: Where do you guys purchase your frags online?

    Different sites but lately beautyspin . Very fast service and excellent packaging .
  42. Re: Perfumers thoughts / opinions etc. on the IFRA / EU situation

    Is complying with IFRA a must , meaning perfumes that don not comply are not allowed to get to the market ? And if complying is not a must, can anybody list some of the houses that do not comply ?
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    Re: Blown Away By This Oral Perfume !

    I will have to find this toothpaste . Did it change the flavor of your tea/ food?
  44. Re: Opinions on atypical volumetric sizes. (I.e. Not 1.7, 3.4, or 4.2)

    I think most of their offering in that line is 2.7 . I like the shape of those bottles, but they are less practical.
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    Re: Today I bought November 2015

    Creed Royal Oud
    TF Cafe Rose
    Bond 9 signature Scent
    Creed Bois du Portugal
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    Re: What will you be wearing this Christmas?

    Depends on the way I feel that day, but probably darker and rich scent.
  47. Re: Should I bother sampling M7 Aoud Absolu? I liked the original.

    I prefer the M7 Oud absolue over the original. The original had a medicinal smell that I did not like . It was still pleasant on the dry down.
  48. Re: Do you think Creed batch variations are actually just shoddy quality control or cuz of 'Millesim

    Not really sure , but the question is: has anybody talked about variation being a problem before Aventus ? It seems to me that Some people were disappointed with their bottles after they purchased it...
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    Re: most worn October 2015

    Tie between Amouage Gold, Enigma RD and bond 9 New York Oud 4 wears each
    Derby, Dia and Arsene Lupin Dandy 3 wears
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    Poll: Re: Best Amber Based Fragrance Ever

    Dior
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    Re: Bad Experience with Fragrancenet

    Their service is slow for sure and few times they waited too long to the point where they were sold out and told me they don not have the bottle I ordered anymore . It was painful enough that I only...
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    Re: Where have all the women gone?

    I visit both fragrantica and BN and I cannot avoid saying there are more pictures of handsome shirtless males there :) it is just very noticeable . That probably drives more ladies there. I thought...
  53. Re: What would you want to smell on a SA at a luxury fashion boutique?

    From my collection the scents that attracted nice comments from females are : Bleecker street, Cedrat Boise, Chez Bond , Invasion Barber, HDP Casanova , Coromandel, Amouage Gold , New York Oud by...
  54. Re: Predicting the next major trend in perfumery. (Citrus -> Gourmand -> ?)

    Looking at the 1400 releases so far in 2015, it is really hard to predict a pattern . I don't really think there is a change in general taste , as this comes usually with dramatic culture shifts ,...
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    Re: My collection after 12 months

    Very nice collection . Enjoy. Derby is my favorite of the ones you have.
  56. Re: Fall and winter is here...time to break out the _____ (fill in)

    Oud Ispahan
    New York Oud
    Clive Christian X
    Armani Oud Royal
    And more
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    Re: Andy Tauer fragrances

    Very nice fragrance , but not a blind buy. Not with this price range for 50 ml.
  58. Re: Do people exaggerate the amount/nature of compliments they receive on this forum?

    I rarely get compliments and I am not exaggerating
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    Re: D&G The One for Men EDP!!!

    Have not seen this yet . Is it available in the U.S. ?
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    Re: Best tobacco fragrance

    Herrera vintage
    D and G PH vintage . Too bad both reformulated
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    Re: New Release: Azzaro Pour Homme Intense (2015)

    Will give it a try when it comes out.
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    Re: Versace Oud Noir

    Very nice take on Oud , especially for the western market . Longevity is moderate , but not bad for a designer fragrance . I love Oud fragraances in general .
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    Re: New Diptyque Oud Palao smells like Oud Ispahan

    Thank you . I will post my reply there
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    Re: Diptyque Oud Palao

    Just smelled this yesterday . I would say similar to Oud isphahn by Dior . Good quality, but no need to own both if you have the Dior one. Good lasting power .
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    New Diptyque Oud Palao smells like Oud Ispahan

    Very good quality , but I have Oud Ispahan and I don't think I am buying this one . Anybody else notice the similarity?
  66. Re: The best and worst fragrance names to say out loud.

    Worse : secretions magnifique , best Derby .
  67. Thread: Fougere Poll

    by Kal1973
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    Poll: Re: Fougere Poll

    From the List Rive Gauche
    in General Fougere Royal
  68. Re: It's my birthday. What fragrance gift would you pick for me?

    I second Derby by Guerlain . Happy Birthday .
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    Re: The Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire Plunge $$$

    VE is exceptional . As mentioned earlier you can buy it from Essenza Nobile for less ( almost 100 dollar less) if you live in the US .
  70. Re: Mancera Cedrat Boise Vs Bond No 9 The Scent of Peace for Him

    Cedrat Boise for sure for me . Nicer dry down . I get more compliments wearing it compared to Aventus or SOPFH . My skin does something to those two ?
  71. Re: Needing workhorse cologne for college professor in late 20s.

    Chanel Egoiste , narciso Rodriquez or Jacomo de jacomo
  72. Re: Rive gauche pour homme vs L Instant De Guerlain

    Rive Gauche
  73. Poll: Re: Which of These Basenotes "Masterpieces" Do You Prefer to Wear?

    Encre Noire
  74. Re: When you last asked what another male was wearing

    Asked a friend and he was wearing Antaeus . He appreciated the comment. Same guy at a different gathering was wearing Italian cypress . I only guessed the Italian Cypress because I have it.
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    Himalaya
    MI
    GIT
    Tabarome
    Aventus
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    Re: How much impact does time have on fragrances?

    I agree it is overplayed for different reasons . I have bottles that are 20+ yrs old and still smell great .
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    Re: Guerlain bee bottles

    I recommend calling Guerlain boutique in Vegas . They seem to be knowledgable always . You can order from them and they will ship if you are currently in the US
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    Re: What Happened to Beautyspin.com?

    Everything is back to normal now. I think it was a glitch in the their website . Thank you Hednic for calling them . They have have of their Mancera now on sale . Use coupon 10ret and you will get...
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    Re: Anyone ever use Beautyspin.com?

    I have ordered more than 40 bottle so far this year , and I would say they have the best and fastest service . All bottles are wrapped nicely . All of them are in their original plastic wrap, except...
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    Re: Roja Dove Top 5 to Sample/Consider???

    I sampled quite few , I ordered directly from his website . Pricey sampling per ml. I ended up buying Scandal pour Homme and Enigma Pour Homme from Bergdorff Goodman, when they had the sale two weeks...
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    What Happened to Beautyspin.com?

    All of sudden they removed most of their niche fragrances ( with few exceptions) ? I bought lots of niche from them and I check the website daily for specials and all of sudden on Sep 24th , half of...
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    Re: Stop lying bro, you wear fragrances for women

    I wear them to enjoy them .
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    Re: Longevity concern

    Spray on the shirt ( under the arms) and stay away from the nose
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    Re: Dior leather oud.

    I have it . I have mixed feelings about it . I can only wear it in the winter . I wore it once in the summer and it was a scary experience:)
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    Re: Great scents for cheap?

    You can find Creed at lilydirect.com for cheaper prices than retail. As for the Tom ford private blend , beautyspin used to carry most of them ( use discount coupon) but lately they removed most of...
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    Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver

    One of my favorite Vetiver fragrances. It lasts very long on me .
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    Re: Got slammed tonight...

    I have been in situations where people sat next to me and they stink from not taking showers and I did not say anything . What is wrong with some people ? She will complain no matter what. I would...
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    It is a nice fragrance , keeping in mind it is a designer level fragrance . It reminds me of the scent of peace for men
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    Re: Serge Lutens recommendations

    Chergui and Daime Blonde
  90. Re: Which woody and sweet perfume out of the following? Cant decide.

    Acqua di Parma Colonia
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    Re: Royal Mayfair: Ridiculous performance

    Had bad luck with the 4 different Creeds I own . None last beyond 2-3 hours . I stopped trying different methods as others last longer on me.
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    Re: Good, cheap houses to explore?

    Jacomo
    Perry Ellis
    Lalique
    Guerlain
    Aramis
  93. Re: Rich and manly, yet Harmless and office safe ??

    Grey Vetiver
    TDH
    Burberry London
    Guerlain Vetiver extreme
    34 st Germaine Blvd by diptyque
  94. Thread: Dior dilemma

    by Kal1973
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    Re: Dior dilemma

    Amber Nuit for me too
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    Fragrances at Costco

    I am posting this in the general forum as my local Costco carries only female fragrances . I just bought Chanel 19 EDP, TF Black Orchid and TF white Patchouli for 49.99 each . Cannot best these...
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    Re: Tom Ford Black Orchid being marketed to men

    Nice one . More feminine , but I enjoy it. Just bought it for 49.99 from Costco , so I cannot complain
  97. Thread: Dyptique

    by Kal1973
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    Re: Dyptique

    Oyedo . I own it but never use it because it smells like candy . Why did I buy it, I have no idea?
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    Re: A good cologne for a college student?

    For fall/ winter I suggest testing the following:
    Costume National
    Comme des Garçons wonderwood
    Narciso Rodrigues Musc
    Encore noir by Lalique
    Tom ford extreme
    Tom ford noir extreme
    Good luck
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    Re: Bois d Orage / French Lover vs Royal Oud

    I don not find them similar . I prefer Royal Oud as a scent , but French lover performs better. Not sure about the comparison to spice and wood as the vegetal note in French lover makes it so...
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    Re: Most Often Mispronounced Fragrances

    Thankfully I order on line most of my fragrances , which does not require saying the name of the fragrance :) I find Guerlain fragrances to be the most difficult to pronounce though .
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