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  1. Re: Guerlains and other vintages - Vintage Heritage EDT - Dior Homme 2020 and more

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  2. Re: New Dior Fahrenheit EDT Formulation for 2019 # 12948/A

    Does anyone else have experience with 9J01 batches? I'm asking because I'm not sure if I have a 2009 or 2019 bottle. I ordered this one because it came in a box with a 2018 batch code, but when I...
  3. Re: Prove me wrong: 80s designer fragrances were often the quality of today's niche scents

    Couldn't agree more with your thread title. The vast majority of the fragrances I own are designer.

    At this point I've owned or sampled over 1,000 fragrances in the past 10 years, and for me,...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I've been wearing it for a few days now and it's definitely better than the 2019 bottle I have been wearing. While the overall smell is basically very similar between the two, the vintage "pops" a...
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    Re: Micallef Shahnoor

    There's not a shred of Oud, or anything resembling it in this one, lol.
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    Re: Micallef Shahnoor

    It smells nothing like Egoiste but it is very similar to Rive Gauche. Performance is dissapointing.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    After literally months of looking on eBay, was finally able to snag a BNIB 2007 (7FAA1) Terre D'Hermes for less than $100. Vintage TDH in my experience has been one of the most difficult vintages...
  8. Re: Differences between Guerlain Heritage EDT and EDP

    If you've only tried the current "Listerine" bottle of the EDT, then I would say you might like the current version of the EDP. It's richer, smoother and not as powdery as the vintage EDP. I've...
  9. Re: Guerlain L'Instant pour Homme EDT: Comparing the Vintage to Current

    According to "Raiders of the Lost Scent" you can identify the LIDG era Guerlain vintages by 4 digit batch codes and whether or not the letter comes from the 1st or 2nd half of the alphabet. So for...
  10. Guerlains and other vintages - Vintage Heritage EDT - Dior Homme 2020 and more

    U.S. Shipping only. PayPal only. Shipping is FREE and you don't have to pay taxes, so save some money and buy here from a trusted seller.
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  11. Re: Guerlain L'Instant pour Homme EDT: Comparing the Vintage to Current

    Thank you for this detailed review of the two versions of LIDG EDT. I haven't seen many thoughtful comparisons between the old version and what's available now. I'm a huge fan of the original EDT...
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    Re: What's the deal with YSL Le nuit de L'homme?

    La Nuit is the fragrance that got me started down this rabbit hole 10 years ago. It smelled so good back then that it blew my mind.

    Don't even bother trying to find pre-2011 bottles. You might...
  13. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    I was finally able to get a 100ml bottle of the Signature version of BdJ from a fellow basenoter at a significant discount. No way would I pay the $180 retail for this. Honestly quite a bit...
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    Re: Your most worn (using sotd feature)?

    I rarely use the SOTD feature or update my wardrobe anymore but this list would probably still be accurate, all time.

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  15. Re: Vintage/discontinued Men's Cologne.....which one(s) would you most want to find ?

    Original versions:

    La Nuit de L'homme
    Dior Homme Intense
    Terre D'Hermes EDT
    Tiffany for Men
    Rive Gauche PH
    Chanel Sycomore EDT
    AdP Colonia Essenza
  16. Re: Men's Fragrance: Life After Oakmoss (Decade in Review/Discussion)

    If you are looking for civet/oakmoss/animalic:

    Ungaro II - Jicky = Civet

    Armani Eau Pour Homme - Chanel Pour Monsieur/Concentree - Tiffany for Men = Oakmoss

    Chanel Antaeus = Oakmoss/Animalic...
  17. Re: Men's Fragrance: Life After Oakmoss (Decade in Review/Discussion)

    I will say that as far as current tastes are concerned, I have some hope for the future. I wear a wide variety of fragrances. Everything from more popular mainstream things like Ferragamo Uomo all...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st March, 2020

    L'Instant de Guerlain EDT (orignal batch from 2004 - 4G02)


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  19. Re: Encre Noire à l'Extrême vs. Hommage à l'Homme Voyageur

    Having owned both, I prefer Hommage Voyageur due to it's more prominent patchouli and much better longevity/performance (for me at least).

    I think the similarity you are finding between them is...
  20. Re: Men's Fragrance: Life After Oakmoss (Decade in Review/Discussion)

    As a lover of barbershop fragrances, aromatic fougeres and other classically styled fragrances, the last decade has been pretty disheartening in terms of new releases with a few notable exceptions...
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    Re: Eau de Guerlain v. Eau Sauvage

    I prefer Eau de Guerlain by a wide margin. It's far more interesting as a fragrance journey and just smells better to me, even though Eau Sauvage lasts ever so slightly longer on my skin. Although...
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    Re: Oriental/Woody Fougeres Worth Trying?

    The only one I've tried is the eponymous original, just titled Jacques Zolty. I think it might also be called St. Barthelemy?

    It came out in 2007 and I'd been wanting to try it for ages. I...
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    Re: Oriental/Woody Fougeres Worth Trying?

    Le Galion Special for Gentlemen
    Floris 1962
    Jacques Zolty
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    Re: *NEW* Rochas Moustache EDP (2018)

    Thank you for this info, I just ordered one as well.
  25. Re: Does It Bother You When People You Like Mock Cologne In General?

    The guy is so misinformed on so many topics that his opinion on cologne is really meaningless, and would really be the least of my worries with him. Besides being an Alt-Right puppet who buys into...
  26. Re: Does It Bother You When People You Like Mock Cologne In General?

    Joe Rogan is a moron. Couldn't care less what he thinks about cologne.

    But...to answer your question. I know why I wear cologne: for my own entertainment and pleasure. Fragrances are like art...
  27. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    Thrilled about this news. Hoping the initial review cited on Reddit earlier is correct and the formula hasn't changed much, if at all. I love Rive Gauche PH but like BdJ even better, even though...
  28. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    A Fragrantica reviewer states in a recent review that Beau de Jour is now available in the Signature line bottles. Can anyone confirm this? A quick check on the Tom Ford website doesn't show it as...
  29. Re: Recommendations for Fragrances with Incense note

    Loewe 7 Anonimo
    Amouage Memoir Man
    +1 Amouage Interlude Man
    Bentley for Men Absolute
    Azzaro Visit
  30. Re: Pick One Fragrance Brought Back To Original Formulation?

    Dior Homme Intense
  31. Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Cologne - Gaining Popularity?

    This is one of those fragrances that is just barely good enough to hang around in my collection. It's not really worth the time and effort to sell it honestly. It's not bad at all. Just not very...
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme - prices

    Had a 3.3oz, nearly full bottle for sale of what I think is the version from around 2010? 7KAA batch code. Not sure. Doesn't matter really as it's discontinued.

    Only asked $50 for it, which I...
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    Re: eBay 10% coupon for September

    Not working for me. Tried it with a bunch of different items, not just fragrances. Doesn't work.
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    Re: Brits, unusually warm still for September

    I only wish it was 20 celsius here in Kentucky. It's 34 celsius today and going to average around 30 for the next two weeks. I'm sick of the hot weather and warm weather fragrances. Can't wait for...
  35. Re: Vintage geek opinions about bottle age and sweet spot, please.

    After several years of hunting for original formulas and trying to find the oldest bottles I could, I've come to the point where I rarely seek out the original version of a fragrance if it is over...
  36. Re: Best modern Niche/Prive interpretation of 70s/80s powerhouse genre

    A lot of great suggestions so far. Seconding New York Intense, Mazzolari Lui, Floris 1962, Mousse Illuminee, Beau de Jour.

    Also suggesting Amouage Journey Man and Parfums de Marly Lippizan

    I...
  37. Re: Possible Sticky Thread: Today I got a compliment while wearing:

    Received a compliment yesterday from a guy friend whom I've known for a few years now. I was wearing Mousse Illuminee and he asked me what it was, how much it cost, googled it on his phone, etc. ...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th September, 2019

    Invasion Barbare - from an official decant

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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 7th September, 2019

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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Lalique Ombre Noire

    Very impressed by this one. Couldn't wait to test it out, so I'm wearing it in 85 degree heat and humidity today and it's performed much better than I thought it would. So...
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    Re: Chanel Antaeus - First Impressions

    1. My experience with the current version of Antaeus was the same as yours. It's pretty weak stuff. If you like the way it smells, try Bogart Signature. It's $15, smells similar and performs much...
  42. Re: Do you notice your fragrances get stronger as they age?

    Have never experienced a fragrance getting stronger with age. I've hoped that many would, but they don't.
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    Re: Winter pleasent smell

    Another +1 for Bentley Intense, Dior Homme Parfum and Lanvin Avant Garde

    Also: L'instant de Guerlain EDT and Amouage Bracken - Cloves, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Patchouli
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Original 2014 version (4U01 July 2014) of Fahrenheit Parfum. Quite a bit richer and more potent than the more recent batches I’ve tried.

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  45. Re: Latest Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Flanker - L'Homme Ideal Cool!

    No problem! Glad you were able to get one as well.



    Yeah I couldn't believe the price on this one. $31 is extremely cheap.
  46. Re: Latest Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Flanker - L'Homme Ideal Cool!

    Just a head's up for anyone else interested in this one, it's finally hit a discounter site here in the US. Fragrancenet currently has 5 bottles left in stock for $31 with the 37% off coupon.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 28th August, 2019

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  48. Re: Interest in a Mystery Swap? Contiguous 48 States

    This sounds like fun. Small decants (5ml or less) are pretty cheap to prepare and ship. I’d be down to ship out five decants for people to sample. It would be interesting to see people’s insights...
  49. Re: Which fragrance do you have the most backup bottles of?

    It's basically a three way tie, with about 250ml + each of:

    New York Intense 70ml remaining with 2 x 100ml backups
    Carven L'eau Intense 40ml remaining with 2 x 100ml backups
    Guerlain Heritage...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Well, this has never happened to me before. A young woman actually tracked me down at a bar last night to find out "who smelled so good" and asked me what I was wearing. I told her it was Tom Ford...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 26th August, 2019

    SOTE

    Tom Ford Beau de Jour

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    Re: deconstructed /avant-garde FOUGERE?

    Sauvage Eau de Parfum

    Bergamot, Lavender, Pepper, Star Anise, Nutmeg and Vanilla.

    21st Century version of Brut.
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    Re: 2019 Fall Fragrances You Plan To Wear/Obtain?

    Too many to mention. Can't wait for Fall and Winter to bring out cold weather fragrances.

    New York Intense
    Jacques Zolty EDT
    Heritage EDT
    Dior Homme Parfum
    Sartorial
    Fougere Nobile
    Antaeus...
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    Re: MDCI Chypre Palatin weakened or not?

    I truly believe Mr. Marchal so I have no doubt that the formula hasn't changed. But but based on credible reviews like the one in the Kafkaesque blog, it seems to me that this may be a case of the...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 23rd August, 2019

    Vintage Cartier Pashahttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190823/2349b66804e4fd7a61ac4f7fd705e4e2.jpg


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  56. Re: Amouage: what do you think is the sleeper or under-rated of the line?

    +1 for Journey
  57. Re: PSA: eBay has REMOVED the option to list USED fragrances. Uh oh..

    Well this really sucks. I had already slowed down on buying any new fragrances, so I'm really going to slow down now. Not being able to get rid of fragrances quickly on eBay is going to make me...
  58. Re: Which perfume is close to the " Jean patou pour homme"

    Out of the fragrances I've sampled, the only one in the ballpark is Gianfranco Ferre for Man, but it's so weak by comparison I don't even think overspraying would approximate the heft and depth of...
  59. Re: Latest Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Flanker - L'Homme Ideal Cool!

    You've got me tempted to pull the trigger on this one, even at $100 per 50ml. I love mint as well, and your taste in fragrances seems to align pretty similar to mine, so this one should be right up...
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    Re: *NEW* Rochas Moustache EDP (2018)

    I just asked a similar question about L'Homme Ideal Cool but does anyone know why Moustache EDP is so hard to find online? European release only?

    Only eBay sellers are in Russia or Bulgaria (no...
  61. Re: Latest Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Flanker - L'Homme Ideal Cool!

    Does anyone know why this one is so hard to find here in the US? Is it a European exclusive? The only online retailers I've seen selling this either look sketchy, are charging more than I want to...
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    Re: What is your TOP 3 DESIGNER of all-time??

    Really tough to choose 3. At this moment:

    Chanel Antaeus (Vintage)
    Heritage EDT (Silver Cap)
    Versace L'Homme (Vintage)
  63. Re: Will "Ambrox Sensitivity Syndrome" soon become prevalent?

    As others have said, when ambroxan is used judiciously in a fragrance it doesn't bother me. Off the top of my head I can say that I think Acqua di Gio Absolu is an example where it's used well and,...
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    I'm a bit ambivalent toward the house in general. I'm not a vetiver fan, but Grey Vetiver is good and worth owning if that's your thing.

    The only one I've ever felt compelled to own is Beau de...
  65. Re: Woody Incense - anything better than Gucci Pour Homme 1?

    +1 to the following:

    Azzaro Visit
    Loewe 7
    Bentley Absolute

    and would also highly recommend Loewe 7 Anonimo. I prefer it to Loewe 7 as it's a bit darker, smokier incense. As a plus all of...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th August, 2019

    SOTE - Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th August, 2019

    Cologne du Parfumer

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  68. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    Everyone's perceptions are different, especially when it comes to fragrances. One man's trash is another's treasure. Just because it didn't perform well for me doesn't mean it won't perform well...
  69. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    I bought a bottle of the current version of Uomo from Fragrancenet not too long ago. Totally unremarkable fragrance with horrible longevity and performance. At no point did it ever project off my...
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    Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Parfum 2019 Official Discussion

    Excited to try this one. Absolutely hate the EDT but the EDP is very good in my opinion with the Star Anise and Vanilla and very toned down ambroxan. I don't see Ambroxan listed in the notes for...
  71. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    For all the English speakers/not fluent in Italian:

    "We are pleased to understand from your message that you have a real passion for perfumes and I gladly respond to your concerns.

    I can assure...
  72. Re: Jacomo de Jacomo: Comparing the Vintage and Current Versions

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    I have a bottle of the "90%" blue-lettering vintage and a bottle of the current version, and I honestly am hard pressed to tell much difference in them other than the fact that the current...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Received an enthusiastic "you smell good!" while wearing Mousse Illuminee.

    Caveat: it was after a hug. However, this woman usually only likes aquatics, and has only ever complimented me
    on...
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    These +1

    Also adding off the top of my head (I'm sure there are more if I think long enough)

    Niche
    Bond no. 9
    Frapin
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    Lorenzo Villoresi
    Jo Malone
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd July, 2019

    Mousse Illuminée
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    Re: Which Jacques Bogart should I blind buy?

    I agree with others who've recommended Bogart Signature. Think of a hybrid somewhere in between Cartier Santos and the current version of Chanel Antaeus, and it's pretty close. Outstanding value...
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    Re: Acqua De Parma - Colonia

    If you don't mind to spend up for it, try Cologne Indelible by Frederic Malle.

    Cheaper options: Colonia Essenza and Robert Piguet Cravache. The current version of both of these is equal parts...
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    Re: Tell me about the last compliment you received

    1) The fragrance you were wearing - Acqua di Gio Absolu (4 sprays on exposed skin, one under my shirt).
    2) The situation you were in - Bar
    3) Who made the compliment - Bartender (female) from...
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    Re: I'm stuck in men's fragrance purgatory

    Loewe 7 Anonimo - wearable, modern incense with pink pepper and leather.

    Armani Eau de Cedre - black tea, violet, cedar, suede, cardamon. Ultra smooth.

    Amouage Beach Hut Man - I find the...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Congrats on this one! :thumbsup: Best fougere release since Invasion Barbare IMO. Only have a 15ml decant right now. Very tempted to get more soon.
  81. Re: Choose and Rank Your 10 Favorite From This List

    Very difficult to pick only 10, and of course it could change tomorrow. There are only maybe 10 frags on that list that I haven't smelled.

    Out of the others, these are my favorite 10, from first...
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    Re: Fougère Starter Pack of 8. Your picks?

    Le Galion Special for Gentlemen
    Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Le Male (vintage)
    Invasion Barbare
    Fougere Nobile
    Tom Ford Beau de Jour
    Sartorial
    Brut Cologne (Faberge)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th July, 2019

    Eau de Guerlain
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  84. Re: How do you break a mental "Tie" between scents to pick a SOTD???

    Frequently it's a tough choice for me. Hot, humid weather rules out over half of my heavily, cold-weather-skewed collection, so technically this time of year should be the easiest to choose a...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th July, 2019

    Habit Rouge L’eau
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    Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    Eau de Rochas Homme. Smells like an herbal, robust EDC, but performs like an EDT. As a bonus, it's super cheap.
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    Re: The Loewe House.

    Esencia Loewe - but look for bottles with oakmoss and treemoss listed in the ingredients. These were in there until roughly 2011. Not hard to find and not very expensive. I've got a 150ml bottle...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th July, 2019

    Xerjoff 1861 Renaissance

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190712/e3b9891763b8dbc44d71f1e762510032.jpg


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Re: Your guilty pleasure fragrance

    Le Male
    Sauvage EDP
    Mr. Burberry Indigo
    Azzaro Visit
    Paul Sebastian Fine Cologne
    Brut
    Acqua di Gio Absolu
    Allure Homme Sport/Eau Extreme
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    That's the best fragrance news I've heard in a long time. Let's hope that's true!
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    Totally agree. It's become my favorite barbershop fougere hands down. The amber and mint really sets it apart and takes the composition to another level. Just wish it wasn't so expensive, but it's...
  92. Re: Where to ? Chanel PM, Worh PH, Dunhill 1934....

    Robert Piguet Cravache
  93. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    This one sounds pretty good! Need to try it.
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    Re: Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    Couldn't agree more, except I think that Antaeus is at least in somewhat better shape than the current Egoiste, although it now smells incredibly similar to Bogart Signature and the version of...
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    Re: Looking For Something New For the Summer...

    Dior Escale a Parati--very under the radar, IMO. Unisex but leans masculine to me. Citruses, rosewood, mint, petitgrain, tonka. Smells like a "barbershop" eau de cologne. You'll have to go the...
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    Re: Which niche scents are projection bombs?

    New York Intense is probably the strongest projecting fragrance I have, but only in cold weather.
    If I wear it in temperatures above 50 degrees fahrenheit, it dies down considerably and becomes less...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Habit Rouge L'eau

    Finally getting to appreciate this one. Had a 2016 bottle that was basically crystal clear liquid. Pathetic performance. Wound up getting rid of it. Got a 2013 bottle last...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Thought I hit the jackpot with Fragrancenet's "95% full" as well on Wednesday afternoon, but they wound up cancelling my orders about an hour later saying they were out of stock.
    Their practices are...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd June, 2019

    Vintage Faberge Brut Cologne

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  100. New Fragrance Collaboration: Chelsea Wolfe & Lvnea Perfumes - Pêche Obscène

    Not sure if there are any other Chelsea Wolfe fans here on the forum, but I just noticed on her Facebook page that she is collaborating with Lvnea Perfumes on a fragrance called Pêche Obscène....
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