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  1. Re: the_tourist's trading post (bottles, official samples and decants)

    Updated 8-10-12 to add Amazingreen, Costes, and Ramon Monegal!
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    Re: Let's make love - Which candles?

    Pier 1- Asian Spice is pretty sexy
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    Re: seeking samples of...

    Updated 8/1/12 --- really want to try Interlude Man!
  4. Thread: Macerate ?

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    Re: Macerate ?

    I ordered a bottle of Escentric 01 from Lucky Scent last Summer and got the same explanation from them when I found the fragrance to be flat and short-lived. They graciously sent me one of their...
  5. Re: Mirror, mirror on the wall... who is the civietiest of them all?

    Horror in a bottle: ;)

    http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/section/1/item/31712/brand/UNTITLED/No._8_by_Brent_Leonesio.html
  6. Re: Successful and well done reformulations ??

    I think the reissue of A&F Woods is more well-blended and natural smelling than the sometimes-shrill original.
  7. Re: *What Fragrance Gives You The MOST Compliments?

    People don't often comment on what I'm wearing, but the few "omg what is that? *nuzzles towards my chest*" moments were caused by Esscentric 01, Clive Christian X, and Amouage Epic.
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    Re: PHAEDON ~ Pierre Guillaume's New Label

    LuckyScent seems to be playing up the similarities between Cendres and Amouage Epic Man... Can anyone comment on how they relate from first hand experience?
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    Re: Fahrenheit Absolute worth a blind buy?

    I love dark, incensey fragrances as well, and was disappointed by Absolute. I found that the myrrh took on a vanillic quality and overshadowed the oud.
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    Re: Diptique Curiosities

    I ended up getting one of these for Christmas. It's very peppery... reminiscent of Armani's Bois d'Encens from the Privee collection.
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    Re: YSL have castrated M7 with Oud Absolu

    Does anyone else smell a similarity between M7 and Nasomatto's Pardon?
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    Diptique Curiosities

    Has anyone tried this candle? How would you characterize it?
  13. Diptyque's Essence of John Galliano - discontinued

    I just got confirmation from their customer support on the website. Do you think it was related to the antisemitism? It's a shame they don't just drop the name and re-brand it as "Musky, Birchy...
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    Re: Escentric 01 maceration?

    That's what I decided to do when I spoke with the SA... but if the issue was really that common with the brand, you figure more people would've encountered it here.
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    Re: Escentric 01 maceration?

    Did you get a replacement? The SA suggested buying a tester from them since they've had more time to age.
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    Re: Escentric 01 maceration?

    Hm... What could've happened then? What should I do? : x
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    Escentric 01 maceration?

    I just purchased a bottle of Escentric 01 from Lucky Scent. Problem is... the fragrance doesn't really match a decant that I ordered a few months back. Compared to the decant, my bottle is missing...
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    Re: Tempted to buy Escentric 01, but...

    I'm working my way through a 2ml sample of Escentric 01 right now... I don't mind the price and scent itself is satisfying for the first five minutes or so... but then the cirtusy-orrisy top...
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    Tempted to buy Escentric 01, but...

    ... I wonder if there's anything of similar composition that I should try out before getting Schoen-enated. ;) Thus far I've resigned to check out the following:

    Atelier Cologne - Bois Blonds...
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    Re: What would Sweeney Todd wear?

    Wow... I'm shocked we've come this far without a mention of Burning Barbershop! Maybe the mob burned Lovett's pie shop to the ground after discovering what she and Sweeney were up to. It certainly...
  21. Re: "Woods" by Abercrombie & Fitch - still discontinued?

    I peeled the torso sticker from the back of my bottle... makes it more tolerable.
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    Re: Warm, resinous, "hippie" style incense

    Check out My Indian Childhood by D.S. & Durga. It's not exactly incense, but has a great hippie vibe.
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    Re: Fierce vs. Woods

    Just as an aside, Woods has definitely been reformulated, and for the better. It's cleaner and a bit "pepperier" than it's previous incarnation. Overspraying the original used to be a real icepick...
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    Re: Boudicca Wode

    To my nose... Take the sharp grassy aspects of Encre Noire and add something darker, brooding, and vegetal to the mix. There's the faintest hint of something floral as well, but it's all...
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    Re: House With the Best Bottles

    I love the 50ml Encre Noire as well... wish the 100ml was the same shape but larger.
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    Re: A gift from Diptyque

    I'd probably sooner buy a candle from them as a gift... less risky since he won't have to carry the fragrance on his person.

    edit: forgot "manly" suggestions:

    Essence of John Galliano
    Myrrhe...
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    Re: Skanky perfumes

    Look no further...

    http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/section/1/item/31712/brand/UNTITLED/No._8_by_Brent_Leonesio.html
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    Re: Rush Replacement

    The blueness is a nice gimmick but apparently the lower concentration really nerfs the fragrance. Go for the EDP. ;) It's not showing as an order-able sample on LuckyScent but I was able to call...
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    Re: Rush Replacement

    Wode by Boudicca has a similar vibe IMO... more complex and less chemical-smelling really.
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    Re: The Niche Version of lacoste Booster?

    For Booster I might suggest Malle's Geranium pour Monsieur.
  31. Re: What is the Clive Christian "House Accord?"

    orris butter?
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    Re: where to sample Fahrenheit Absolute?

    Hm... which stores though?
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    where to sample Fahrenheit Absolute?

    Just looking for guidance here... I've been wanting to sample Dior Fahrenheit Absolute for a few months now, but none of the stores between Philly and Atlantic City seem to carry it. Where have you...
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    seeking samples of...

    ***Amouage - Interlude Man***
    Comme des Garcons Play series
    Ormonde Jayne - Isfarkand
    Parfum d'Empire - Cuir Ottoman
    Ted Lapidus - Black Soul
    Lorenzo Villoresi - Sandalo
    Dior - Bois d'Argent...
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    Re: Your most worn fragrance (2010)

    easily Encre Noire
  36. Re: parfum1.com - anyone ordered from this site?

    Yup... got my Encre Noire and GIT there and was very happy with their promptness. I just wish they had a wider selection.
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    Re: I got Fleur Mechanique for Xmas

    can you post photos of it?
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    Re: C.O. Bigelow's new Firewood candle

    You can follow them to some degree on ilovebigelow.com, but it seems that each store runs their own promos sometimes, and there's no centralized location to get the info. You just have to contact...
  39. Re: Comme Des Garcons - Synthetic Series : Tar & Garage

    I got a sample of Garage in a recent trade... basically imagine smelling kerosene, minus the "ugh I'm killing brain cells" headache, then add some bright vetiver aspects to it. Interesting to smell,...
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    Re: C.O. Bigelow's new Firewood candle

    They retail for $19.50 each but they've been running promos each weekend leading up to the Holiday. I got three for $5 each.
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    Re: C.O. Bigelow's new Firewood candle

    Just for those of you who put over a thousand views onto a thread with no responses... I went ahead and blind-bought a couple of these for Christmas while Bigelow was running their promo last week. ...
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Status

    You can order the scents in decant form on the The Perfumed Court for unusually reasonable prices. They must have some agreement with her to not tack on their 40% overhead.
  43. Thread: AF Woods

    by the_tourist
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    Re: AF Woods

    I'm surprised by your reactions... Our store here in NJ didn't have the misters going, so I was able to smell the scent clearly. It's definitely been reformulated, but I think it's less...
  44. Thread: Clove

    by the_tourist
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    Re: Clove

    Serge Noire is the smell of a deranged Cinnabon employee huffing clove cigs on her lunch break.
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    C.O. Bigelow's new Firewood candle

    Has anyone smelled this? I'm wondering how it compares to other "firewood"-type fragrances, such as Diptique Feu de Bois, Henri Bendel's Fire Wood, and other offerings.
  46. Re: Is it worth persevering with Prada Infusion D'Homme?

    I've only worn the mens version for sampling, but I've heard that the original Infusion is unisex and generally better.
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    Re: Amouage Memoir Man: Initial Impressions

    Your insomnia is our blessing. :happy: Thanks for this write-up. I wasn't particularly interested in this before, but now I'll definitely check it out.
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    Re: ... Worst of 2010 ...

    John Varvatos Artisan Black is the worst I've smelled from 2010... so far. Dead ringer for dish detergent...
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    Re: The smell of a boardwalk/dock/pier

    Interesting... I'll check those fragrances out, but I'm curious to know the name of the chemical that causes it.
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    The smell of a boardwalk/dock/pier

    Does anyone know of an aromachemical that gives the impression of the tarry-woody smell experienced at docks and piers? I've smelled "birch tar" notes in various fragrances, but have yet to find a...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, Vol. 2

    I saw the gift set of D&G's tarot-inspired collection at Marshalls near Atlantic City the other week.
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    Re: Comme des Garcons - Wonderwood

    I just got my sample from LuckyScent and would like to chime in. :) This fragrance wears very closely, and is minimalist in character, but I don't see the "dislike" it's getting from a lot of...
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    Re: Question about 30ml Creed bottles?

    I don't really like the Creed atomizers.... much prefer a wider, more diffuse spray.
  54. Re: something akin to Diptique's "John Galliano"?

    A decant of the room spray? I don't find much in common between Galliano and Knize Ten or Serge Noire. Avingnon is the last fragrance from CdG's Incense series that I have yet to try out, so I'll...
  55. something akin to Diptique's "John Galliano"?

    Can anyone think of a wearable counterpart to Diptique's "The Essence of John Galliano"? On various websites it's described as smoldering birch, iris, and vanilla musk.
  56. Re: Similar to drydown of Cartier Declaration?

    Yeah... Voyage is kinda like Declaration softened and paired with lightly floral and marine notes. I don't really remember the drydown on Declaration standing out, however. Isn't it a fairly linear...
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    Re: Most DISGUSTING cologne ingredients

    Whatever Creed used in their pre-1980s fragrances that gives off that urinal cake smell... completely ruins the line for me. Bois du Portugal, Acier, Cypres Musc, etc. ... they're all horrific to my...
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    Re: Distractions from the wishlist ...

    I've just been trying to trade decants and samples for things on my wishlist. 2.5ml at a time is a good fix until you can drop the cash on a full bottle. Get swapping!
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    Re: Dirty English Poster Child

    http://a.imageshack.us/img204/8785/pigpenz.gif
  60. Re: You Lost ALL Your Fragrances in a Fire. What ONE Do You Buy First?

    Encre Noire... easy. Good for any weather and any setting.
  61. Re: Splits - Amouage HOMAGE & Amouage TRIBUTE Attars

    At these prices I'd sample the whole line of attars...
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    Re: New frags from MPG and Amouage

    I just got an email for the preview night at Aedes...
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    Re: Prada Infusion de Vetiver

    I don't really get the disgust with this fragrance. It's not terribly compelling- just a pleasant, soapy vetiver. Personally, I don't plan on buying it, but found it to be less sharp and synthetic...
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    Amouage Sandal / Sandalwood Attar

    Can anyone comment on on the nature of this sandalwood? I think it's cheap enough to warrant a blind buy purchase, and I'm curious to know which direction Amouage's treatment of this note leans- be...
  65. Re: loading forums taking forever (connecting to tapatalk)

    it basically makes it so you can browse and post on the forums more easily from a phone.
  66. Re: loading forums taking forever (connecting to tapatalk)

    From a network techie's perspective, I don't know that this is anything Grant and co. could affect directly. The delay is coming from the tapatalk site.
  67. loading forums taking forever (connecting to tapatalk)

    Is anyone else experiencing 10-15 second loading delays and timeouts between pages as the site "connects to tapatalk"? This just started for me within the past couple days, and it's really making...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    Chanel... Cordon Bleu!
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    Re: John Varvatos Artisan Black?

    Smells like yicky orange dish detergent to me.
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    Re: Considering Amouage Epic: Any Opinions?

    Is Epic included in that now? I kinda wish they had a pick-n-choose pack of 3 30ml minis for expensive brands like this.
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    Re: Considering Amouage Epic: Any Opinions?

    I find Epic Man exquisite, but there does seem to be a wide range of opinions on this scent. I've heard it called "watered down" and "short-lived", but I think this is because it causes anosmia in...
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    Re: Anybody Stil a Fan of CDG Vettiveru?

    I think Vettiveru and Guerlain's Vetiver Extreme both try to do the same thing, but the CdG is cheaper and doesn't have a gross plasticy finish like the Guerlain. Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver is also...
  73. Re: Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver or Terre D'Hermes parfum or Angel Sunessence for men? Help me choose...

    Terre and Grey Vetiver are heavier scents, while Sunessence doesn't have much to it. Terre EDP is, as previous mentioned, similar to the EDT, but if you hated the raunchy rotten orange aspect of the...
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    Re: Waffle Cone Scent?

    My Polish friend used to say that H.M. by Hanae Mori smelled like a Belgian waffle shop back home.
  75. Re: What Fragrance(s) Do You Wish You Can Buy at This Very Moment?

    The CdG Incense Collection
    Amouage Epic Man (probably wouldn't wear it til next Fall, though)
    Clive Christian "X" for Men

    Hm.. in general it's all stuff for the cooler weather.
  76. the_tourist's trading post (bottles, official samples and decants)

    [Bottles]
    Creed - Green Irish Tweed, 30ml (fill line is just below the top of the letters in the "CREED" logo)
    Gucci - Rush for Men, 10ml mini 50% left
    Kenzo - Power, 60ml >95% left

    [Samples...
  77. Re: Varvatos Artisan Black to be released in upcoming months...

    I just sampled this at Sephora in Chicago... total dish detergent on me!
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    Bvlgari AQVA with stand?

    I vaguely remember seeing these for sale on BN... where are people getting them in retail?
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    Re: Who is Thierry Mugler?

    What's this "Googles" I been hearing about??
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    Sticky: Re: On Getting Free Samples from Companies Now

    Where are you all sending messages for Amouage samples? I've tried contacting their inquiry page just to confirm retail locations and haven't gotten a response...
  81. Re: Encre Noir by Lalique vs. Guerlain Vetiver: a safe blind buy?

    I'd check out Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford before pulling the trigger on the Guerlain. They have the same vibe and treatment of vetiver, but the Guerlain includes tobacco and the Ford is spicier.
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    Re: Amouage - What's your favorite

    I've only sampled Dia, Jubilation XXV, Epic Man, Epic Woman, and Tribute Attar thus far, but my favorite among them is Epic Man. Dia was thickly, sickly sweet, and the others either felt too...
  83. Re: Recommend a good "English Barbershop" fragrance

    Bond No. 9 - Central Park smells like luxurious shaving cream to me...
  84. Re: If I dislike Roadster, will I feel the same way about Geranium PH?

    Geranium opens with the stringent aromatic qualities of mint divorced from its greenness. It's similar to the opening of Nasomatto's Hindu Grass, if you've smelled that one.

    I don't know if I'd...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition III

    Where did you get the smaller sizes of Durbano?
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    Re: A Sad Frag Story...

    Check out Cannabis Santal by Fresh.
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    Re: CdG Incense Stick Smell-alikes?

    That's what I'm getting at.... Which incense sticks smell like the CdG fragrance/sticks but don't cost so much?
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    CdG Incense Stick Smell-alikes?

    Does anyone have recommendations for incense sticks that are similar to these? I'm particularly interested in something like Kyoto, but their pricing seems so excessive... Thanks for any advice.
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    Re: Millesime Imperial substitute

    I found Durbano's Turquoise to be similar to MI. It has the same watermelony-calone-aquatic vibe going, and is cheaper per mL.
  90. Re: Costume National Pour Homme EDP - my unbelievable buying experience

    Wow... I don't know where you were looking, but there's a table and shelf display in the center of the 4th floor menswear section that has their masculine-leaning stuff, and the main fragrance...
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    Re: Your best layering combos

    I don't wear layers per se, but was messing around once and found that Encre Noire and CdG Kyoto blend well together. Kyoto brought the depth I sometimes feel Encre lacks.
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    Re: Lily of the Valley

    Is this note featured in Mare by Creative Universe? I always thought it was prominent (got more floral than brininess), but wasn't sure what I was smelling.
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    Re: Above By Fred Miller

    I received my men's sample today... absolutely love the richness of the honeysuckle in this. It triggers a sense memory from my childhood of drinking the nectar from honeysuckle blossoms behind my...
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    Re: What smells like a man's sweat???

    Didn't Nasomatto try to replicate the smell of his nether regions in Duro? An SA at Barney's told me that...
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    Re: Above By Fred Miller

    I'd love to sample if you have any left.
  96. Re: Side-by-side comparison: GIT vs. Cool Water vs. Chez Bond

    How does the color of the liquid compare?
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    Stardust for Women by LLewellyn

    Can anyone comment on how this fragrance compares to the men's version, or stands out in its own right? I did a quick search before posting, and found mostly SotD listings and some references to...
  98. Re: FragranceNet.... a truly disappointing experience

    Sorry to hear about your order, but my God that must've smelled great...
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    Re: Paco Rabanne XS vs. Creed Himalaya

    I'd really consider anosmia in this case- no way it entirely disappeared on you that quickly. Did you ask anyone else if they smelled it on you?
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    Re: Camphor / Camphoreus notes

    Durbano's "Black Tourmaline"
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