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    Re: Your favourite oriental

    Heritage
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    Poll: Re: CDG Avignon OR Knize 10?

    I like both but if I only could have one, it would be Avignon
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    Re: It is with sadness today

    I rotate two. But I enjoy it and look forward to the next rotation. In fact, the weather is so warm here, I switched early. :-)
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    Re: Rive Gauche is perfect.

    I like the fragrance but when you consider the price, it is quite the value. It is not my favorite and if I had to pick only one, this probably would not be it but I think I will always own a bottle.
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    Re: Any good cheap colognes for under $30?

    Yes. This one
  6. Similarities between M;Men and Black Orchid?

    I was cleaning out my cabinet this weekend and came across a sample atomizer of Black Orchid. I wore it today and I couldn't help but notice a similarity to M;Men. I am not saying I would get the two...
  7. Re: 10 affordable must haves? Men Colognes, women's opinions wanted as well

    I don't think you can beat Rive Gauche Pour Homme for value. I think I will always own a bottle of it. When I can't think of anything else to wear, this (or Opium pour homme but much prefer RG) is...
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    Re: Is Aramis Havana all that good?

    I like it but it is one of my few frags where it really depends how I apply it. For me to enjoy this one, I have to spray it from further away. If I do this, it is great! If not, well... it is too......
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    Re: Floral Patcholui for Summer?

    At one point I was looking for a patchouli frag. I sampled quite a few and none of them did it for me (patchouli wise) so I ended up buying patchouli EO. I love it! I wear it sometimes by itself and...
  10. Poll: Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver vs. CREED Original Vetiver

    I agree
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    Black Pepper fragrances

    For as long as I can remember, I have noticed a scent of black pepper on people. It is not common. I mean, I only notice it about once a year or so. But every time I smell it on someone, I wonder...
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    Re: Just ordered Acier Aluminum bowchickawowow

    Of all the Creeds I have sampled (about half), it is only one of two that I would consider buying a bottle of. BdP being the other.
  13. Thread: Shaving soap

    by Maxpower
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    Re: Shaving soap

    There are a lot of good ones out there. Some quite expensive. On the lower cost side, I like:
    Ogallala
    Institute Karite
    Irish Moos
    Tabac
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    Re: Ogallala Bay Rum Cologne Review

    I purchased the set of all his scents and I like them all. I also have a couple of his shave soaps.
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    Re: Favorite Guerlain Fragrance?

    What he said
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    Poll: Re: What are you Top 5 Creed...

    BdP
    Acier Aluminum

    I have sampled another 25% or so of the line and haven't found another one I like. Eventually I might get through the rest of the them and find another one or two I like.
  17. Re: Could a man wearing a Floral be attractive to women?

    Great post!

    FWIW, my wife did not care for florals on me. I wore them anyway. I really like Rose Poivree and she used to hate it. Now she'll say, "that smells nice, what are you wearing?". Rose...
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    Re: Yatagan smells like ketchup

    That is exactly what I get. Especially if it gets on my clothes.
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    Re: Most expensive frag purchase with ZERO regret?

    SL Arabie
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage EDP vs. EDT

    Have you tried the new EDP? If you could only choose between the new EDT and EDP, which would it be?
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    Re: Your top 5 winter and fall fragrances

    Heritage
    Envy
    Knize Ten
    Rive Gauche PH
    BdP
  22. Ogallala Limes and Peppercorns smells familiar

    I received the Ogallala Bay Rum Bonanza and I immediately put some Limes and Peppercorns on. It reminds me of something. But what?

    It has been a long time since I sampled Guerlain Vetiver but are...
  23. Re: Ogallala Lime & Peppercorn Bay Rum: a WOODY bay rum?

    Thanks for posting the Rum Bonanza. I didn't see that when I was on the site until I looked for it. I just ordered the bonanza, a shave soap and a bath soap.
  24. Re: Basenoters...Choose Your 2 Favorite From This Group!

    Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir
    New York (Parfum de Nicolai)
  25. Poll: Re: When and how did your real fragrance journey begin ?

    I started wearing fragrances in my early 40s.

    It all started when I got tired of paying so much money for multi-blade razor cartridges. I switched to DE blades and started using shaving soaps with...
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    Re: Fragrance that gets better as you sweat?

    SL Arabie!

    (I know, I sound like a broken record)
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    Re: Which is the best scent for the gym?

    Great!

    I like putting on SL Arabie in the morning and after it has already started fading by the end of the work day, a nice sweat brings out something special in Arabie. If it is too strong, it...
  28. Re: What fragrance has left the best first impression on you??

    SL Arabie for me
    Flowerbomb EdP (on my wife)
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    Re: Your Three Perfect Ten Out Of Ten Fragrances

    SL Arabie
    TDC Rose Poivree
    MPG Route du Vetiver
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    I am on the road this week and I just finished up...

    I am on the road this week and I just finished up my sample of Parfum D'Habit today
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    Aqua di Parma Colonial Assoluta

    Aqua di Parma Colonial Assoluta
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    This is what I use

    This is what I use
  33. Re: What Is The Definition Of Masculine In Fragrance?

    I don't know anymore. I thought I knew, then I found www.basenotes.net.

    When I first started wearing fragrances, I tried several that were marketed to men. I thought they smelled feminine, so...
  34. Have you augmented an existing fragrance with EO?

    I love the reformulated MPG Route du Vetiver. I have never tried the original but I am a little sad to think that RdV was once better than it is now.

    I was very happy with my purchase of Patchouli...
  35. Re: Do you count your decants in your wardrobe frags?

    I do when it is something I have sampled and like then I go out and buy a decant of it. Right now I have 20 in my wardrobe and 4 are decants. It is something that I wear regularly and they last a...
  36. Re: A Must Re-Buy Scent that makes your other Fragrances Jealous?

    I don't really wear anything regularly because I rotate based on the season. As far as replacing ones when I use them up...

    SL Arabie
    TDC Rose Poivree (but I have so much of it, I will probably...
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    Poll: Re: Do you like oud?

    I voted yes because I like M7 and I like Black Oud.
  38. Re: Modern 'Manly' scent wanted for guy in his 30s

    What Joe said
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    Knize Ten Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir

    Knize Ten
    Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir
  40. Thread: Herban Cowboy

    by Maxpower
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    Re: Herban Cowboy

    I know on the shaving forums it seems they all agree that the soap smells good (terrible shaving performance). I know that my local health food store carries Herban Cowboy stuff but I overlooked it...
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    Re: Vintage Patchouli Oil as a perfume?

    I was looking for a nice patchouli fragrance. Ended up buying a bottle (not the one in your link) of pure oil and that is now what I wear when I am in a patchouli mood.

    I made up a bottle of...
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    Re: Comme des Garcon Incense Series

    I tried the whole series. I really like Avignon and Kyoto. The rest were just OK to me.
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    Re: Layering Thread

    What about augmenting a fragrance with some EO?

    Would Vetiver EO work with the reformulated MPG Route du Vetivet to try to bring it back to its former glory?
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    Re: Here are my suit and tie fragrance

    I like to wear BdP or Blenheim Bouquet. However, I wear those anyway.
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    Re: MPG Route de Vetiver

    I have the reformulation. Never tried the original. I love the reformulation. Definitely my favorite Vetiver.
  46. Thread: Vetiver scent

    by Maxpower
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    Re: Vetiver scent

    Vetiver by Lubin, Vetiveryo by Dyptique and Encre noire, are these the green grassy vetivers in the same vein as Guerlain's Vetiver and Grey Vetiver?

    Thanks
  47. Thread: Vetiver scent

    by Maxpower
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    Re: Vetiver scent

    That's what I did. I went to Health Foods Unlimited and sniffed 3 different brands of Vetiver EO and none of them smelled anything like the green grass vetiver that I get from Guerlain's Vetiver and...
  48. Thread: Vetiver scent

    by Maxpower
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    Vetiver scent

    I have tried many different vetivers and I am not entirely sure what it smells like. I understand there is a rooty version and a grassy version.

    How do you get the grassy vetiver scent that is in...
  49. Thread: Musc Ravageur

    by Maxpower
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    Re: Musc Ravageur

    Exactly the same with me. However, what made me wear it a second time was the fact that my wife really (really) liked it.
  50. Re: Looking past winter into the warmer upcoming months! Warmer favorite and to buy list this year.

    For warmer weather, I wear:
    AdP Colonia Assoluta
    SL Arabie
    CdG Sequoia
    MPG Route du Vetiver
    TDC Rose Poivree

    I want to buy C&Z Cuba and Neroli
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    Poll: Re: Comme des Garçons - Series 3: Incense

    I actually only cared for Avignon and Kyoto of that series. I would love to own both. Between the two, I chose Avignon
  52. Re: Sampling Patchouli Leaves and now not sure what patchouli smells like

    I re-tried Patchouli Leaves but this time I put more on. I definitely smelled the patchouli at first. Over time I could smell amber/vanilla and sometimes patchouli but when I smell the amber/vanilla,...
  53. Re: Bois d'Iris dry down similar to top/mid of Vetiver Extraordinaire?

    Hmmmm. OK. The only thing I want to correct from my initial post is that the scent has evolved after 8+ hours. So it was only for about the 2 to 7 hour mark I got something like VE. Perhaps I am just...
  54. Re: Bois d'Iris dry down similar to top/mid of Vetiver Extraordinaire?

    Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire Bois d'Iris

    Reading the description, I can't really see how they would smell similar. Perhaps my memory of Vetiver Extraordinaire is off. Hmmmm.
    ...
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    I wear all my frags for any occasion. However, I...

    I wear all my frags for any occasion. However, I do split them into cold/warm weather. I only wear RG in cooler weather.
  56. Bois d'Iris dry down similar to top/mid of Vetiver Extraordinaire?

    They seem similar to me.
  57. Re: Sampling Patchouli Leaves and now not sure what patchouli smells like

    My wife picked up some patchouli oil for me yesterday. I dabbed some on. I know this smell. Now I get the hippie references. I remember smelling this a lot more many years ago but never knew what...
  58. Re: Knize Ten: Open Discussion for leather lovers

    I really like Knize 10. In general, I do not like powdery fragrances but Knize 10 is so good. Unfortunately the wife hates it :(

    ...doesn't stop me from wearing it though
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    Re: Triumphs and Disasters of 2010

    On December 31st 2010, I came across Tom Ford Grey Vetiver. I had never heard of it before. I really like it. The great thing is, so does my wife. I might have to find a bottle in 2011.

    I can't...
  60. Re: Searching for a patchouli scent with an ambery/vanilla dry down.

    Montale Patchouli Leaves
  61. Re: Sampling Patchouli Leaves and now not sure what patchouli smells like

    MikePerez, I don't have a frame of reference for patchouli (yet). I thought I did though ;)

    I have tried other fragrances (probably many) that have patchouli in it but since I guess I don't know...
  62. Sampling Patchouli Leaves and now not sure what patchouli smells like

    First of all, I am very bad at picking out certain notes in fragrances. I am no where near as good as most of you are.

    When I first put Montale Patchouli Leaves on this morning, I thought that...
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    Re: The "Panty Dropper"

    My wife likes Musc Ravageur the most in that way. Sadly, I only had a sample of it and I don't like it enough myself to buy a bottle.

    Now, the opposite of that is Knize Ten. She will instantly...
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    Re: top 5 niche frags of all time?

    My personal top 5 niche (in no particular order, after Arabie)
    - Arabie
    - Route du Vetiver
    - Colonia Assoluta
    - Rose Poivree
    - Heritage
  65. Thread: Dried fruit

    by Maxpower
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    Re: Dried fruit

    Arabie
  66. Re: Where can I order the discontinued Gucci Envy For Men?

    Says it is available on this site:

    http://www.gucci.com/us/styles/012841999990099#
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    Re: Serge Lutens's compliments

    Yes. My first fragrance compliment came when I was wearing Arabie :)
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    Re: Recent testings that you like enough to buy

    C&Z Cuba. I have had the sample for quite a while. I kinda liked it but was put off by the fecal note. I went about a year without trying it but recently went on a business trip (I like to bring...
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    Re: A scensable surgery.

    I am glad you are recovering. I can understand wanting something to comfort you in such an uncertain time. Makes perfect sense to me.
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    Re: Acqua di Parma

    I get a whole work day out of Assoluta
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    Re: Parfums de Nicolai: what are your thoughts?

    I have only sampled New York. I like it. I would wear it but I prefer BdP.

    Rose Pivoine sounds interesting as I like Rose. I adore Rose Poivree and I have, probably, a life time supply so I doubt...
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    Re: Any Serge Lutens recommended for summer?

    Ouch lol

    I received my first ever, non family member, compliment (about a fragrance) from a woman while I was wearing Arabie. :)
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    Re: Any Serge Lutens recommended for summer?

    SL Arabie is incredible in the summer!
  74. Re: Mature Men (45+ ) What are your top 3 fragrances?

    44.99 (I am so close)

    1) Arabie
    2) Rose Poivree
    3) Heritage
  75. No longevity issues for me

    No longevity issues for me
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    Re: Good Frag for $25-35

    Yep
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    Re: MPG Route du Vetiver **CHANGED FORMULA**

    I have the reformulation (ie 100ml bottle) and love it!!! It is my favorite vetiver. On one hand I want to try the original RdV but I don't want it to ruin the new one for me. :)
  78. Re: How many dents are in your bottle of Rive Gauche

    I think I have some dents in the lid. It does not stay on very well anymore.
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    Re: Best bay rum on the market

    Best Bay rum I have ever tried is CO Bigelow (I own it).


    ...well, it is the only one I have tried. :)
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    Re: Good things to wear for Thanksgiving?

    I agree
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    AdP Colonia Assoluta Rose Poivree SL Arabie...

    AdP Colonia Assoluta
    Rose Poivree
    SL Arabie (yes in the summer. The hotter the better)
    CdG Seqoia
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    BdP

    BdP
  83. I don't necessarily love it but I am drawn to it

    Black Aoud

    When I wear it, I think it is just OK but when I am not wearing it, I can't wait to wear it again. I kind of crave it.

    Strange.

    Anyone else feel this way about a particular...
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    Re: Your favorite powdery masculines

    Knize Ten

    I happen to be wearing it right now :)
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    Today, I did not vote alone!

    Heritage was right there with me.
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    Re: Montale Black Aoud as an alternative to M7?

    Which Al Oudh are you referring to? When I look in the BN directory I see several of them. Searching with Google, I found one also made by L'Artisan however, that one is not listed in the BN...
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    Re: Do you have any "1-spray only" fragrances?

    Black Aoud
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, Vol. 2

    Picked up Rochas Man for $19 today.
  89. Re: Suggestions for the Groom - Rugged (i.e. Cowboy) wedding

    Rugged Cowboy? First thing that came to mind was Knize Ten
  90. Thread: Lutens and Me

    by Maxpower
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    Re: Lutens and Me

    SL Arabie is my favorite fragrance.
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    Re: your top 5 sexiest fragrances

    Of all that I have sampled and own my wife says:

    Musc Ravageur
    Envy

    are sexy
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    Re: The most disappointing fragrance house

    I really like 7 of your top 10 but my favorite fragrance is from SL. Hmmmm.

    I agree with an earlier poster that I tend to not like most from any one house.

    Having said that, I probably don't...
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    Re: Most Underrated/Overrated (Niche Only)

    Overrated: hmmm. Can't answer this one. There are a few that I don't like (ie GIT, TdH) that others love but not sure I can say they are overrated. If you like them... Then great!

    Underrated: SL...
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    Re: Wearing Yatagan

    Everything I own [ fragrance wise but not all at the same time :) ], I wear to work. Including Yatagan.
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    Re: The very best rose

    Rose Poivree
    Black Aoud a close second
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    Re: What do women think of Vetiver?

    That is such a great line! I have used a version of that line recently to get out of trouble. lol
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    Re: Name your best incense cologne.

    Yep
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    Re: Out of season wearing?

    I keep mine separate. When a new season starts, it is like a whole new set of fragrances to enjoy. :)
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    Re: Live Jazz, bought blind..

    I got this on a blind buy too. I did not care for it and tried to give it away to various people I know and no one would take it. I ended up trading it here on BN with someone who hopefully...
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    Re: Rose based fragrances

    Rose Poivree is my favorite Rose frag
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