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    Re: Today I bought December 2016

    Finally .......... L'Air du Desert Marocain. What a stunner!
  2. Re: Are there scents that you would never wear in public no matter what the occasion?

    Too right! :smiley:
  3. Re: Are there scents that you would never wear in public no matter what the occasion?

    Too right! :smiley:
  4. Re: Are there scents that you would never wear in public no matter what the occasion?

    It's a no from me. In regard to your mention of Kouros in particular, of all the many times I've worn Kouros in public (including of course during the fabulous 80's), I've never had a negative...
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    Re: Today I bought November 2016

    Dior Sauvage and the following all from L'Artisan Parfumeur: Noir Exquis, Timbuktu, L'eau D'Ambre Extreme, & Mon Numero 10. I also bought a bottle of LEA Classic After Shave Splash Locion.
  6. Re: NEW: Addition to Mercedes Benz Line - Cologne!

    I had a look on Saturday but I couldn't find it anywhere here in Sydney. The entire line of Mercedes Benz fragrances, including the fairly new 'Man' (except the new 'cologne') is for sale in our...
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    Re: Kouros v. Creed Orange Spice

    +2, agree you've pretty much summed up my feelings (although I have never gotten a 'urinal cake' vibe from Kouros).. I have both but prefer Kouros.
  8. Re: NEW: Addition to Mercedes Benz Line - Cologne!

    I haven't seen this Cologne version down under yet, but I'll be heading out on Saturday for some retail therapy and will have a hunt around for it :smiley: If I see anything I'll report back.
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    Re: Z Zegna Cities - 3 NEW fragrances

    My pleasure. I really was hoping to try the other cities but the sales rep had no idea when or if they would arrive. Luckily for me Milan was the one I really wanted to try just based on the fig note.
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    Re: Animalic Musk

    You could also try Zegna's recent Essenze Musk Gold. I have found that one to be probably the most animalic musk in my collection; which includes MFK Absolue Pour le Soir - which I don't find...
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    Re: Z Zegna Cities - 3 NEW fragrances

    I just bought Z Zegna Milan. Unfortunately, the store only had Milan and no testers were available for the other 2 cities Shanghai or New York City.

    Milan is interesting and a million miles away...
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    Re: Today I bought October 2016

    Z Zegna Milan.
  13. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Z Zegna Milan - Fig, clary sage, & sandalwood. This is interesting and a million miles away from Zegna's original Z fragrance.

    It's a very dry woody fig with some smoke and a touch of sweetness....
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    Poll: Re: Poll : Your Fav of the AdP Colonia ?

    I voted for Intensa, but it's very closely followed by Essenza.
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    Re: Vetiver Babylone discontinued.

    My local Armani Rep told me that it was exactly the same juice but there was a 'potential issue' with the use of the word Babylone (whatever that might mean!). I recently purchased a large 250ml...
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    Re: Finished a Bottle!?!

    I just checked when I got home...... I have 4 x full 125ml tin cans, plus 2 x 75ml cans, plus 2 x back-ups of 60ml Rive Gauche Extreme glass refills, and 1 and a half full 125ml tin cans of Rive...
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    Re: Finished a Bottle!?!

    Despite my largish collection I still manage to finish off full bottles each year. I'm on at least my 6th or 7th full tin can of Rive Gauche Pour Homme in the last 5 or so years; but I have plenty of...
  18. Re: Moschino Uomo? And Chanel Allure Edition Blanche

    That's a bummer. Thankfully I'm yet to ever have one of my fragrances go bad!
  19. Re: Moschino Uomo? And Chanel Allure Edition Blanche

    It's strange as I've never detected any lemon in Moschino Uomo (vintage). I just checked the notes listed here and also on that other website and no lemon to be found anywhere. Although Kumquat is a...
  20. Re: Do you think our peculiar interest in fragrance is/could be a sign of...

    I don't actually find or consider my interest in fragrance to be peculiar. How is an interest in fragrance more peculiar than an interest in anything else?

    That aside, I don't for one second...
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    Re: Armani prive - please help

    The Armani Prive line is probably my all time favourite line from my collection. Like Hednic my absolute favourites are from its 1,000 only limited edition releases: Sable Or, Nuances and Nacre;...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2016

    It's my scent of the day today and will be my first full wear. I'll let you know how it performs after today.
  23. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    L`Envol de Cartier ........ bought a full bottle on the spot!
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    Re: Today I bought September 2016

    L`Envol de Cartier
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th August, 2016

    Zegna Essenze Italian Bergamot
  26. Re: What fragrance(s) are you holding onto even though you don't like it?

    For me the best example I can think of that fits your description from my collection is Creed Aventus. While I don't really dislike it, I very rarely reach for it. The last time I did wear it was...
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    Re: Today I bought: August 2016

    Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo - Ginepro di Sardegna
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    Re: Beloved Man!!!

    I agree! I would never blind buy this (or any other Amouage for that matter). Although I don't regret my Beloved purchase, it took me a long time to really get to know Beloved and I rarely reach for...
  29. Re: Inimitable fragrances... what comes to mind? Unique perfume.

    The first 2 obvious choices that popped into my head when I read your op are Rive Gauche Pour Homme and Zino Davidoff.

    I would also add (mostly because the production was limited to 1,000 bottles...
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    Re: NEW : Armani Eau De Nuit Oud

    Yes that's exactly what I was referring to. That velvety smooth impression that feels almost like a good cognac or brandy.
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    Re: NEW : Armani Eau De Nuit Oud

    I just tested this and bought a bottle on the spot. My review:

    This new Armani fragrance is like a sweeter, more floral and not as dry version of Armani Prive’s Oud Royal, with just a dash of Rose...
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    Re: NEW: Armani Prive Cuir Majeste

    Sounds divine hednic! I'm hoping that this will eventually make its way Down Under.
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    Re: NEW: Armani Prive Cuir Majeste

    Actually here in Sydney they have been selling oversize 250ml bottles of selected Armani Prive's since the beginning of the year. They had Cuir Noir, Bois d'Encens, Vetiver Babylone (now re-named...
  34. Re: NEW: Three New Zegna Essenze Fragrances for 2016!!

    OK so I picked up my Essenze Musk Gold from Fedex last Saturday and boy is this a strong musk! It is not remotely in the style of a clean or laundry musk, it is as indicated by AntonPan a rich...
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    Re: Z Zegna Cities - 3 NEW fragrances

    Wow Estee Lauder's recent output in the name of Ermenegildo Zegna has been prolific! Since 2011 they have released the Entire Essenze line (including the new 'Gold' Essenze & Acqua di Bergamotto),...
  36. Re: NEW: Three New Zegna Essenze Fragrances for 2016!!

    OK so I picked up my bottle of Amber Gold from FedEx on Saturday and it is truly a wonderful amber indeed. I wore it all day Saturday and chose to wear it to work today.

    Like all of the Essenze...
  37. Re: NEW: Three New Zegna Essenze Fragrances for 2016!!

    I'm so glad I didn't wait for these to arrive in store in Australia. I just visited the Zegna Sydney store & was informed they won't arrive until the end of the year!
  38. Re: NEW: Three New Zegna Essenze Fragrances for 2016!!

    Hi Mr Envy,
    I ordered it online at: http://eaudeluxe.com/
    It came to AUS$237.00 + postage. As the regular Essenze line retails for AUS$250 I thought it was too good a deal to pass up. I was sick...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2016

    Ermenegildo Zegna Amber Gold
  40. Re: NEW: Three New Zegna Essenze Fragrances for 2016!!

    Thanks hednic I have feeling this will be right up my alley.
  41. Re: NEW: Three New Zegna Essenze Fragrances for 2016!!

    I just ordered Amber Gold for practically the same price (in Aus $) as the other fragrances in the "Essenze" line. Can't wait for this to arrive!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 15th July, 2016

    Armani Eau de Nuit
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    Re: Best sand fragrances

    + 1. In my mind Sable Fume also conjures up images and the feeling of sand dunes.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2016

    Emporio Armani City Glam for Him & another back-up bottle of Essenza di Zegna.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 5th July, 2016

    Dia Man by Amouage.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2016

    A few days ago I bought Armani Prive Fil Rouge.
  47. Re: Tried Yves Saint Laurent Le Vestiaire des Parfums. Tuxedo, Caban, Caftan, Trench. Mixed feelings

    I tried all of these over the weekend and my impression pretty much mirrors that of Antonpan. Tuxedo is by far the most appealing with Caftan a close second. Although like Antonpan said it's very...
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    Poll: Re: Were you ever taken in by a "hype train" ?

    I voted 'Once not as a newbie'. The only fragrance I have ever bought blindly just based on the 'hype' was Bentley for Men Intense and I regretted it almost immediately. Such a disappointment!

    I...
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    Re: Black orchid

    This is a new discovery for me and I really love it. I admit that as it wears quite 'heavy' on me it's not in my usual choices that I would wear to work. That aside, I think it's a beautiful...
  50. Re: Absolue Pour Le Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

    I've never found Absolue Pour Le Soir to be particularly strong in terms of sillage or projection, but it does last a good deal of time on my skin. I have several fragrances in my wardrobe that are...
  51. Re: What is your favorite edition of YSL's La Nuit de L'Homme?

    My current favourite that I'm wearing more often is La Nuit de L'Homme L'Intense, but I really like them all equally. I find that all four are different enough that each has its own special merits....
  52. Re: Versace Eau Fraiche vs Varvatos Artisan Vs Michael Kors For men Vs Pasha fraicheur menthe

    I currently own 3 of the four you mentioned and used to own the Versace. The Versace was an absolute scrubber for me so I wouldn't recommend that if you've never tried it before.

    Of the other 3,...
  53. Re: Popular scents that everybody loves that you dont!

    Nautica Voyage (horrible), Creed Millseme Imperial (OK smell but insubstantial & over-priced), 1 Million (obnoxious & over-bearing), Gucci Pour Homme II (nice enough smell but incredibly weak),...
  54. Re: NEW: Three New Zegna Essenze Fragrances for 2016!!

    Thanks for the heads up on these Hednic. No doubt I will shortly be handing out more cash to add these to my Zegna Essenze collection :grin:
  55. Re: How close is Bentley Intense for Men to Amouage Men's fragrances

    I own all 3 of the fragrances mentioned in the Op's post. Unfortunately for me Bentley Intense was a huge let-down, while both from Amouage were not. I can see why someone might believe that the...
  56. Poll: Re: Do you only use samples and small decants, and have few or no bottles ?

    No. I have 40 or so samples, but mainly full bottles.
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    Re: Acqua di Gio Profumo, for winter?

    Absolutely IMO too! This is an outstanding fragrance that can be worn year round.
  58. Re: Do you just wear the scents you love to smell?

    I'm in total agreement with Jon Rogers.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2016

    Armani Prive Vert Malachite and Rouge Malachite. YSL L'Homme Ultime.
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    Re: New from YSL: L'Homme Ultime

    I'm wearing this as my SOTD today and it's very nice. It's a bit early for a full review but it's not like the original L'Homme, nor the parfum intense version (which I happen to really like). It's...
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    Re: Dunhill Icon Absolute

    I picked up a bottle of this last week in Sydney and I have to say that I haven't experienced any of the performance issues mentioned on this thread. While it's not the loudest perfume on the market...
  62. Re: Your favorite Christian Dior niche fragrance ?

    These 3 are my favourites too; but I would add Cuir Cannage.
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    Re: What is Your 10/10

    The absolute top of my list would have to be Rive Gauche Pour Homme; I just can't imagine not having this around! If I had to pick another 2 it would be Armani Prive Sable Or and Essenza di Zegna.
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    Re: The New Armani Code PROFUMO

    Thanks for the detailed review Sawyer.:smiley:
    Unfortunately for me 30% 1 million is about 29.9% too much :sad:
    I'm still hoping this makes it to Australia so I can test it for myself, but it...
  65. Re: La Nuit de L'homme release date in AUSTRALIA

    I remember buying a gift set of YSL's La Nuit de L'homme from the Myer store in Chatswood in mid 2010. From my recollection at that time they were heavily advertising it in store so I would have...
  66. Re: 2 x New Armani Prive Releases - Debuting January 2016

    When I asked the Sydney store Armani Rep when Code Profumo was being launched down under, she checked her book and it wasn't even listed for a launch date! :sad:
  67. Re: 2 x New Armani Prive Releases - Debuting January 2016

    Thanks for clarifying Antonpan! We have to wait until the 1st week of March to even see these here in Australia.
  68. Re: Fess Up! Popular, Well-Known Fragrances You STILL Haven't Smelled

    I admit that I've never ever tried anything from Burberry. The brand just never seemed that interesting.
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    Re: Take 2 - Choose my Leather Scent

    I'm with cacio on this, I wouldn't consider Dior Homme Parfum as a 'leather' fragrance to suit your preference for creamy leather. While the leather is noticeable, it is a background note.
  70. Re: 2 x New Armani Prive Releases - Debuting January 2016

    Thanks for the info AntonPan.

    Interesting price point - 250 euro in Russia converts to about $380 Aussie dollars; which is more expensive than the widely available gold top 1001 night Prive's and...
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    Re: What's on your 'To Buy' list?

    Me too! :grin:
  72. Re: 2 x New Armani Prive Releases - Debuting January 2016

    From the Whale & the Rose website://www.thewhaleandtherose.com/perfume-o-pedia/armani-prive-vert-malachite/

    The notes for Vert Malachite appear to be: Benzoin, BitterOrange, Lily, Petitgrain, Pink...
  73. Re: which fragrance do you have that usually gets more compliments than these ones?

    Excluding 1 Million which I don't own and have never worn, most on your list garner some compliments when I wear them. Curiously though Aventus has probably received the least. Other contenders in my...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    Ermenegildo Zegna Essenze Mediterranean Neroli
  75. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Ermenegildo Zegna Essenze Mediterranean Neroli. Bought a full bottle on the spot. Gorgeous!
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    Re: What Are You Wearing Christmas?

    I've narrowed it down to either Armani Privé Sable Fumé or Armani Privé Sable Or. It will depend on the weather on the day. If it's cooler I'll go with Sable Or. If it's hotter I'll go with Sable...
  77. Re: The most perfect scent you've ever experienced? Only one mind....I'm watching you.

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme for me too. It's been my absolute favourite fragrance since I first had the pleasure to smell it. One of a kind and nothing really comes close to being as perfect as Rive...
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    Re: The New Armani Code PROFUMO

    It's a shame you didn't like it.

    As a big fan of YSL's L'Homme Parfum Intense I'd still love to check this one out if it ever makes it to Australia.
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    Re: The New Armani Code PROFUMO

    Thanks for the heads up AntonPan. I really hope this makes it to Australia.
  80. Re: 2 x New Armani Prive Releases - Debuting January 2016

    My pleasure MELVCMS01! Glad you found the pictures too. As soon as I know these are available, I'll be putting my name down for a bottle of each.
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    Poll: Re: Best of the Allure Homme Line?

    I voted for the original but a close second for me would be Sport Eau Extreme.
  82. Re: New Zegna Fragrance - Ermenegildo Zegna Acqua di Bergamotto !!

    I've tried this and I'm very glad to have a bottle of this. Although I have and love Italian Bergamot and there is a definite resemblance between the two, both are worth having. Although it's an EDT...
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    Re: Davidoff Agar Blend

    I own and love Leather Blend and find it quite unique for a leather fragrance. Nevertheless I'm a bit disappointed in this release announcement. I was kind of hoping that the 'Blend' series would...
  84. Re: which fragrance you dont like but that are liked by most of the people?

    Millesime Imperial
    Bentley Intense
    Nautica Voyage
    $1 Million
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    Re: essenza vs profumo

    Me too. I love both but Profumo just beats Essenza.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    La Nuit de L'Homme L'Intense & Chanel Pour Monsieur Eau De Parfum.
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    Re: Some of your regretful buys...and why

    Thankfully my regrets are few, but the following are memorable:

    1. Bentley for men Intense - I just couldn't like this one no matter how hard I tried.
    2. FCUK Him - an atrocious medicinal blast...
  88. Re: Armani Prive - Cuir Amethyste & Pierre De Lune - Longevity?

    Both perform very well for me. I concur with the other posters that Cuir Amethyst tends to have the better longevity.
  89. Re: Where to buy Armani Prive Re-fills - Ship to Australia?

    I had a chat to my Armani Rep and she informed me that when the original line of Armani Prive' was released, they only came in 50ml bottles that sat inside of a black wooden container. Armani used to...
  90. Re: Pick your top 3 'worst stinkers' from the person's wardrobe above you...!

    JON RODGERS's it was seriously difficult to pick any stinkers from such a vast wardrobe! In the end I could only pick one I didn't like and that is Body Kouros.
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Armani Privé Sable Fumé & Armani Privé Sable Or
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Exclusive's Poll !

    I voted for Coromandel. Jersey would be my very close second choice.
  93. Poll: Re: Your Current Favorite(s): How Many Backup Bottles Do You Have?

    I currently have 4 large 125ml backup bottles of Rive Gauche Pour Homme in the tin can and 2 60ml back up bottles of Rive Gauche Pour Homme Intense. Although it may seem ridiculous to have so many...
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    Poll: Re: poll: Bvlgari fragrances

    Although I selected Man from your list as I do really like it, I actually rather prefer many of Bvlgari's other offerrings. Eau the Vert Extreme is probably the best Bvlgari overall (I'm on my third...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Sorry that link was meant to be www.cityperfume.com.au
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I got my bottle at city perfume.com.au
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I was quite surprised with this one too. Not at all what I expected but very nice.

    I'm also loving Davidoff Leather Blend. It's almost a perfect leather; not too animalistic but still a decent...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Davidoff Leather Blend
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Les Exclusifs de Chanel Jersey
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Christian Dior La Collection Privée Ambre Nuit
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