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    Re: A&F Fierce how many sprays?

    1 spray. Not a bad fragrance for all the bad reviews it gets here.
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    Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme - How Would You Rate It

    I like it. Its not a powerhouse, but has decent longevity. The smell is lovely, but seems a bit formal to me. Well worth a purchase.
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    Re: Vintage & discontinued recommendations?

    Vintage Tabarome
    Patou pour homme Prive
  4. Re: Luca Turin's error is that he doesn't award any points for quality ingredients

    There is no such thing as high quality ingredients in a pursuit as subjective as perfume. There are only different degrees to which people like the smell of a particular perfume. If it smells good,...
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    Re: The smell of a cigar humidor

    Costume National Homme
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces of All Time (2011 Revision)

    Vintage Tabarome
    Sables
    Polo
    Kouros
    Opium ph EdP
    Aventus
    Tobacco Vanille
    Kyoto
    Penhaligon's Castile
    Villoresi Uomo
  7. Thread: Sables..

    by JonB
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    Re: Sables..

    Sables and Ambre Fetiche are the only AG scents that appeal to me.
  8. Re: My niece's christening is today. Aventus or Royal Oud?

    Aventus
  9. Re: had serious health probs this year and have lost my creative flow.. help!!!

    You will make it all the way back, it just will take time. I had an aunt that had the same issue. She was quite ill, but did recover completely. Order a bunch of decants, and sniff away while you...
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    Re: Anything similar to L'occitane Cade?

    I will have to find the Boss and give it a sniff. Thanks for the suggestion.
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    Anything similar to L'occitane Cade?

    Now that L'occitane Cade is discontinued, is there another dry, refreshing Juniper fragrance out there? Something simple, and hopefully not too expensive.
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    Re: Entering Patchouli; Absolutely must try!!

    Straight patchouli oil.
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    Re: Pheromone product plus helmut Lang edt

    If human pheromones existed, there would be concrete scientific proof published. I would be happy to eat my words if you show me something published by a well known scientific journal.
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    Re: Pheromone product plus helmut Lang edt

    No such thing as a human pheromone. It's in your mind.
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    Re: Woody base recipes

    What might help is to do experimentation with single ingredients first just to see how much you can dilute them, and how they smell at different strengths. For instance, try working with your tobacco...
  16. Re: Is there any point in buying citrus essential oils?

    Yes, you will definitely want some of the shorter aldehydes if you want refreshing citrus notes; without them, the citrus smell can be very unimpressive. The C9 and C10 aldehydes can work wonders....
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    Re: Perfumers apprentice accords

    Do you ordinarily make dilutions of your oils and let them age before using them in your perfumes?
  18. Thread: Coconut

    by JonB
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    Re: Coconut

    Yes, I think this may be true. And it seems that most lactones smell of coconut. This is a very easy aroma to make. And the good thing is that these accords are likely to have great longevity due to...
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    Re: Recommendations for digital scale

    There have been several threads in the last year.
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    Re: What type of fragrance layers with kouros

    Clive Christian X, or Patou pour Homme
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    Re: Best Earthy Fragrances

    Patchouli oil
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    Re: Should I give Aventus another chance?

    No. Please keep the demand low for this stuff.
  23. Thread: Cigar Fragrance

    by JonB
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    Re: Cigar Fragrance

    Costume National Homme
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    Re: Recommendations for digital scale

    Have you tried searching for similar threads. This is a common topic on this board.
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    Re: Molecule 01 strikes again

    ISO E Super in it's pure form is a very nice smell.
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    Re: Which is the best Woodsy Fragrance..?

    Gucci Ph 1 or CdG Kyoto.
  27. Poll: Re: Which one? Le Labo Rose 31, Creed Aventus, or something else?

    All I smell in Rose 31 is cedar. I can't see the price for what smells like simple cedar to me.
  28. Re: Chromatograph services vs.. Buying own Chromatograph

    FYI, the amount of perfume that would be required for GC analysis would be quite small. It certainly should not be more than a ml or two.
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    Re: Molecule 01 : is it THAT simple ?

    Yes it is that simple. I would make it 15% though. It doesn't need much aging time either. And make sure you use 190 proof alcohol, and not something like vodka.
  30. Re: Chromatograph services vs.. Buying own Chromatograph

    Unless you are already an experienced analytical chemist, you are fooling yourself that you might get useable results from a GC yourself. There is much to know just to set up and maintain a gas...
  31. Re: My comprehensive, non-biased Patou Pour Homme review FROM MY NOSE

    I like Pour Homme, just not nearly as much as Prive though.
  32. Re: Atelier fragrances. Fresh longlasting projection beasts. Your thoughts?

    I also thought they were OK, but I probably won't buy any.
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    Re: Which Lorenzo Villoresi to sample?

    Theperfumeshoppe.com
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    Re: What is the closest to Vintage Tabarome?

    Nothing I've found is similar to VT.
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    Poll: Re: Most voted-best sellers

    If the measure is which one's would I buy again, I would probably only choose Terre d'Hermes. I tire of fragrances usually within the first bottle.
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    Re: what do you think about paco rabanne pour homme?

    Love the opening, but the drydown gets harsh to my nose.
  37. Poll: Re: The ultimate elegant mature fragrance Habit Rouge x Bois du Portugal

    I am not a big fan of either, but if I had to choose, it would be Habit Rouge.
  38. Re: Blind buy 1. Pure malt. 2. Serge lutens FuMerie turque vs. Chergui?

    These are all pretty heavy fragrances coming into the warmer spring weather. If any, I guess I would choose Chergui. Definitely not Pure Malt (unless you like smelling like peat moss).
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, April 23, 2011

    Jean Marie Farina
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, April 9th, 2011

    Jean Marie Farina
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    Re: What’s the olfactory equivalent of happiness?

    Right on. Traditional Eau de Colognes fit this definition for me. To your list I will add Penhaligon's Castile. Villoresi Uomo, Jean Marie Farina etc., etc.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 8th, 2011

    Jean Marie Farina
  43. Re: What is the iciest, chilliest, most camphorous fragrance you have tried?++

    Cool and icy= Green Water
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    Re: GIT: dominant ingredient

    The aromachemical dihydromyrcenol.
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    Re: Creed's Green Irish Tweed: marks out of 10

    I give it a 2
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    Re: Creed's Aventus: marks out of 10

    9 for me
  47. Re: How soon do you decide to acquire a second bottle for back-up?

    No backups. Buy when your first bottle is running out.
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia vs Dior Eau Sauvage

    Longevity is about equal. As far as the fragrance, the AdP is far superior IMO.
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    Re: Help with selecting aromachemicals please.

    You are right, bicyclo doesn't smell exactly like coumarin, but be careful once again the concentration you use. Bicyclo lasts a long long time compared to courmarin in my experience. Other than...
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    Re: Help with selecting aromachemicals please.

    I find leaf alcohol to work great with floral and citrus components. These combinations somehow seem more "refreshing" with the additional green note. And you are right, this is a pretty strong...
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    Re: Help with selecting aromachemicals please.

    C12 at 1% should be OK. It all depends on the size of the blends you do. I do blends in drops. My typical test blend is either 50 or 100 drops (using diluted ingredients). Using the aldehydes at 1% I...
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    Re: Best fragrance house to build a collection from

    For me, one of these three:

    Penhaligon's
    Lorenzo Villoresi
    Acqua di Parma
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    Re: Fragrances that last TOO long.

    Only two fragrances get cloying to me (and I can't wait for them to go away): M7 and CdG Sequoia. I love the smell of both, but they are truly the definition of cloying for me.
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    Re: My new Serge Lutens

    SL makes some really interesting scents. Certainly no focus group scents in his line. Enjoy.
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    Re: Opinions on Millesime Imperial

    Tam Dao is better.
  56. Re: I suppose it's generally accepted that the sexiest fragrance is

    Why do you look for absolutes in a pursuit that is 100% subjective. There is no such thing as the "best", the "sexiest", the most "anything" in perfumery. It's something you must decide for yourself,...
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    Re: FINALLY tried Musc Ravageur..

    MR is OK, but I don't see it as a holy grail; not at all. As far as I can tell, it's mostly BN hype.
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    Re: What is your current signature scent?

    + 2
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 1st, 2011

    Colonia Essenza
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    Re: Not layering, not mixing, listen up..

    Try this with one of the frags that has a large amount of ISO E Super; you can get some interesting effects.
  61. Thread: Black Aoud

    by JonB
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    Re: Black Aoud

    I never understood the dark and brooding descriptors regarding Black Aoud. A rose that announces itself from across the room just doesn't seem to fit. A nice fragrance to be sure, but I find it...
  62. Re: Placed My First Order at The Perfumed Court Today

    Has TPC gotten better 1.5 ml atomizers? The old ones allowed much too rapid evaporation.
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    Re: Bet this has never been asked before...

    Aventus would be my choice too. The OP doesn't own it unfortunately.
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    Poll: Re: Which note do you not like in a fragrance?

    Galbanum I can agree with, but green notes in general? No lover of Creed OV or the like? I guess there is no such thing as a universally liked note.
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    Re: what should i try from acqua di parma?

    Many great AdP fragrances. If I had to choose a favorite, Assoluta. Least favorite, Intensa (nothing like the other Colonia series).
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, March 31, 2011

    Penhaligon's Castile
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    Re: What's the best fresh scent ever made ?

    Everyone has a different definition of fresh. For me its a traditional Eau de Cologne like AdP Colonia, Penhaligon's Castile, or Villoresi Uomo.
  68. Re: Habit Rouge/ADP Cipresso/Dior Eau Sauvage/Creed MI

    I also don't think of HR as a fresh scent. And beware that Cipresso is dry, powdery, and a bit bitter ,which may not be exactly what you are expecting. Eau Sauvage is fairly indolic, so definitely...
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    Re: Official dolce&gabbana light blue thread!!!!!!!!

    Not good
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    Re: Your top 5 fav fresh scents right now

    Issey Bleue, London, New York fresh?

    Creed OV
    Penhaligon's Castile
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Racquets
  71. Re: Ordinance: 1 fragrance for the rest of your life!

    Tam Dao
  72. Thread: classics poll

    by JonB
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    Poll: Re: classics poll

    I voted for Equipage too. Egoiste smells like bug spray. Kouros is nice, but not too versatile.
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    Re: Solo Loewe Absoluto

    I just found this house a few months ago. I bought bottles of Esencia and Homme.
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    Re: Terre D'hermes drydown smells like marijuana

    All I smell is spicy orange. I just don't get the connection with marijuana.
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    Re: Help me pick one among these 3 Hermessence!

    Wow, I couldn't pick just one. These are three great fragrances IMO.
  76. Poll: Re: Have you tried/Do you own Creeds Aventus and MI? (Question)

    Aventus. Loved it since the first time I smelled it.

    MI, meh.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 25th, 2011

    Penhaligon's Castile
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, March 24th, 2011

    Bowling Green
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday, 23rd March, 2011

    Patou pour homme Prive
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    Re: Ylang-ylang and civet

    I will have to sample this. I love Ylang too, but it is difficult to find many masculine fragrances that contain it.
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    Re: Amouage Homage Attar Initial Review

    While I like Homage, I think I would actually prefer Black Aoud as a rose fragrance. BA is less harsh than Homage.
  82. Re: If you had my wardrobe and were going to cull, what would you get rid of?

    Sorry to say, the only fragrance I might keep would be Fahrenheit.
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    Poll: Re: YOU chose my next classic!

    Armani eau and Polo would be my choices, and if I had to choose between the two, I would have to say Polo.
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    Re: Your Three Perfect Ten Out Of Ten Fragrances

    Sorry, I have yet to smell a 10/10 fragrance.

    I would give LV Uomo, Creed Aventus, Opium pH EdP, Polo, and Penhaligon's Castile 9/10 though.
  85. Thread: Animalic Vetiver?

    by JonB
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    Re: Animalic Vetiver?

    To my nose,vetiver is quite the opposite of animalic.
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    Re: What do we know about pheromones?

    It has yet to be proven that human pheromones exist. Most animals that are responsive to pheromones have distinctive olfactory equipment (humans do not).
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    Re: Finding the parents of Creed Aventus

    I don't really smell any smokiness either. As to the base, all I smell is ambergris.
  88. Re: Soaking frankincense resin in olive oil for 5-6 months and using it as a fragrance

    Why wouldn't you use an oil that won't go rancid.
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    Re: Clean and Fresh for Spring!

    You might want to check out Acqua di Parma's Colonia, Assoluta, or Essenza. Or Penhaligon's Castile. These are more traditional Eau de Colognes. I think of citrus and florals as clean and fresh. If...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 13, 2011

    Scent 2: Laurel
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, March 12, 2011

    Aventus; Brilliant stuff
  92. Re: *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    Though I would be genuinely interested in reissues, my interest would be tempered by price. For me, a price above about $2.50/ml is hard to swallow.
  93. Re: Does anyone here have a Lorenzo Volloresi in "extra" concentration?

    This is true. It's a good thing that I haven't really found a Guerlain that really appeals to me. Oh, and are you sure the LV is a pure parfum, it seems more likely to be an EdP if you ask me (could...
  94. Re: Does anyone here have a Lorenzo Volloresi in "extra" concentration?

    I own both the EdT and EdP, and I definitely prefer the EdP. I get good longevity whereas the EdT lasts only a few hours on me. The smell is not much different between the two. The EdP is just a bit...
  95. Re: Does anyone here have a Lorenzo Volloresi in "extra" concentration?

    Nope, not more of a skin scent than the EdT. A stronger clone of the EdT, and decent longevity compared to the Edt. But alas, too frickin expensive IMO.
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    Re: Best Lavender Fougere

    Patou Prive
  97. Re: *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    I would certainly buy bottles of each if they were close to the originals.
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    Re: Lapidus Pour Homme smells like......

    Lapidus is pineapple on top of sweet leather.
  99. Re: Does anyone here have a Lorenzo Volloresi in "extra" concentration?

    I have the Profumo concentration of Uomo. It's apparently an EdP concentration. I love it, but at $140 for 30ml, it's too expensive.
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    Re: Pure Malt - How many sprays is too many?

    1spray is OK if you like this juice. Two may be too many.
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