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  1. Re: Chanel pour monsieur EDP 75ml - Extra suave, exquisitely masculine

    I'm intrigued to hear people's thoughts on the EDP
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    Re: Vintage recommendations

    Regarding the Tiffany, how powdery is it? I'm not someone who dislikes a little powder, that said it's not my favorite note
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    Re: Vintage recommendations

    These are great, thanks so much! The Ferre in particular sounds like something I'd love to try.

    Or Black is one of my favorites. I have the refill (or recharge, something like that) of the older...
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    Vintage recommendations

    I have really been enjoying vintage fragrances lately like Antaeus, Bel Ami, Fahrenheit, Norma Kamali Incense and also some discontinued ones like M7, GPH I, and Gucci Nobile. The hunt is pretty...
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    Re: Help my wardrobe with your favorites!

    LDDM is great. I also agree with the Antaeus, Fahrenheit, and Bel Ami suggestions.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Invasion Barbare
    Antaeus (vtg)
    Bel Ami (vtg)
    LDDM
    Or Black
  7. Re: Is this a vintage or modern Chanel Antaeus? help pls.

    Thank you, Colin!
  8. Thread: Most safe Amouage

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    Re: Most safe Amouage

    Agree that Jubilation XXV is the safest
  9. Re: Is this a vintage or modern Chanel Antaeus? help pls.

    Sorry to resurrect an old thread. I just got this bottle yesterday from ebay. Please see pics. To be fair, the seller had no idea if it was vintage or not and sold it at a very reasonable rate,...
  10. Re: My first experience with the vintage versus new formulations -- Hermes Bel Ami

    Thought I'd share a recent ebay find. I got one set and there is one remaining: http://www.ebay.com/itm/291299127404...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    I promise I'm not the seller, I just thought someone might...
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    Re: Vintage Hermes Bel Ami Price

    Thought I'd share a recent ebay find. I got one set and there is one remaining: http://www.ebay.com/itm/291299127404?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    I promise I'm not...
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    Re: Chanel Antaeus vintage bottle

    At first it looked like someone put an atomizer on a vintage splash bottle, but I see that it says spray....
    Maybe the atomizer broke? Anyway, I'm hoping the juice is authentic. That stuff is...
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    Re: Kourkdjian - Best nose around?

    Duchaufour would be my choice.

    Ellena, Ropion, Polge, and Demachy are also very impressive to me
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    Re: Your Top 3 Designer Fragrances?

    Antaeus
    Bel Ami
    M7
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    Re: Life-Stage Signatures

    I mostly wore Aqua di Gio and Le Male in college. When I was 22 a girlfriend with good taste gave me CDG2 Man and Rive Gauche PH. Wore just those two for about a decade until I discovered basenotes
  16. Re: What fragrance(s) feature pepper, grapefruit, and cedar?

    Agree on TDH and lampblack
  17. Thread: Antaeus Help

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    Re: Antaeus Help

    Antaeus is one of the ones where the vintage really is worth seeking out. Maybe try getting a mini from ebay or crystal flacon?
  18. Re: Name a scent you bought, sold and bought again cause you realized what you had lost....

    Timbuktu
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    Re: Top 5 most respected from your collection

    I'm sure this is more than mere coincidence, but the most respected by others are largely discontinued: M7, Vintage Bel Ami, Vintage Antaeus, GPH I, and Tribute.

    As for ones currently in...
  20. Thread: not enough...

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    Re: not enough...

    This is very good advice. I went through a stage where I was buying everything. Now I think I'd be happiest with around 20 favorites. But, if you have the time and money, nothing wrong with a huge...
  21. Re: Looking for a very manly all-year-round fragrance

    Morabito Or Black, Vetiver Extraordinaire, Invasion Barbare, Timbuktu, and CDG 2 Man should all do the job
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    Re: Favorite fragrance house.

    I find that I enjoy most Amouages and Diors. I also really like CDG
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    Re: Scents you'd love to see re-released/made

    Agree on Or Black and GPH
  24. Thread: Your Collection.

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    Re: Your Collection.

    I find I'm happiest when it's around 30. I have about 5 decants and maybe 20 samples. I keep everything in a nightstand drawer and try to make sure I don't have more than can fit in there.
  25. Re: How are Frederic Malle colognes? What are the best ones?

    Vetiver Extraordinaire is my favorite, and as mentioned above, is very versatile. MR is good but I hardly find an occasion to wear it. French Lover/bois d'orage is very good too

    I love Portrait of...
  26. Re: A little help appreciated - Bad experience on marketplace...

    To the OP, I hope this gets resolved for you. Most people here are great to deal with. And as for below, that's just extremely generous and should be commended
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    Re: The Philosophy Behind SPLITS Re: The Host

    Couldn't agree more! A great experience every time
  28. Re: Best / favourite example of different types of cologne

    Chypre: Antaeus or Jubilation XXV
    Fougere: Invasion Barbare or Morabito Or Black
    Citrus: Nio
    Leather: Puredistance M or Bel Ami
    Amber: LDDM
    Oud: Mona di Orio Oud
    Other wood: GPH I or CDG 2 Man...
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    Re: What's Your Most Flamboyant Fragrance?

    DHI or LDDM, I suppose
  30. Re: Gucci Pour Homme you smell like wood-chipper chips, brick ovens, and burned wicks!

    One of my favorites as well
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    Re: Classy Fragrance Recommendations

    Agree with these. Also any of the Dior Hommes (the EDT, DHI, DHP), Dior Vetiver, Vetiver Extraordinaire, and New York
  32. Re: Looking for good price/quality woody oriental or dry woods scents

    Agree with these. CDG 2 Man is perhaps my most complimented fragrance. Gucci Pour Homme (2003) and YSL M7 might fit the bill, but are sadly discontinued and therefore might be a bit too expensive.
    ...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    These have already been discussed a lot, but I'm really enjoying Dior Homme Parfum and Anubis by Papillon.
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    Re: What are some great value scents?

    Encre Noire is the best value in my opinion
  35. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    So, I was in Soho and stopped in to the boutique to smell Cuiron. It was definitely not what I was expecting. I haven't smelled the original, so keep that in mind. It's very transparent and light...
  36. Re: What's your least favorite category for colognes/frags? What's your favorite?

    Same here, woody being tied with incense
  37. Thread: 2 Simple ?'s

    by bc78
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    Re: 2 Simple ?'s

    Answer could vary day by day but today I'll say vintage Antaeus and Invasion Barbare
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    Re: What's Missing From My Wardrobe?

    Seems like you have a good collection. Maybe a vetiver? Vetiver Extraordinaire, Dior Vetiver, Sycamore, Encre Noire, Timbuktu, and Turtle Vetiver back are all good options.
  39. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    I may have got bit overenthusiastic and bought a bottle of Cuiron on Friday morning. Sounds like the early reviews aren't great. Looking forward to hearing some more. Should have my bottle in a few...
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    Re: NEW PARFUMS DE NICOLAI - New York Intense

    Looking forward to hearing back from you guys about this
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    Re: "Unexpected" likes and dislikes...

    I was not expecting to like Dior Homme (and DHI/DHP) based on the "makeup" reviews. Same with New York because it was supposed to be powdery.

    I was surprised I didn't enjoy these more: Sel de...
  42. Re: How is La Collection Couturier Parfumeur by Christian Dior ?

    I'm on the "this line is very good" side and I've sampled them all. Vetiver, Cuir Cannage, Leather Oud, Patchouli, and Ambre Nuit are all very good and the rest are pretty good too. My favorite, and...
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    Re: Pick 2 from your collection

    Hmmm, after my pets and girlfriend, I'd grab Invasion Barbare and Black Gemstone because they're among my favorites and they are expensive to replace
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Slumberhouse fragrance?

    Perhaps this explains Ore in the poll. Really thought that would have more votes
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    So, this actually came to NYC from Australia in a week. I've had a couple of wearings so far and like it very much. It's subtle, almost like a strong skin scent. Need a few more to really evaluate...
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    Re: Best blind buy from the amouage range

    I agree with Jubilation but also that you need to sample first. If you must blind buy, Jubilation also can be sold fairly easily making it safe
  47. Thread: father

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    Re: father

    How about a fougere? Invasion Barbare, Or Black, or Rive Gauche depending on budget
  48. Re: What is your girlfriend's favorite scent you own?

    Probably L'Humaniste or LDDM
  49. Re: Battle of the citrus: creed MI vs. xerjoff Nio vs Le labo bergamonte 22

    Nio
    Creed MI
    Bergamote 22
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    Re: Bruno Fazzolari Discussion

    Just got Lampblack yesterday -- really enjoy it so far
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    Re: Yor most worn scent, ever....

    CDG 2 Man. I wore it exclusively for 10 years.
  52. Re: Le Labo City Exclusives/Kilian ME Exclusives/lLutens Bell Jars/ELDO Rein Intense/Papillon/Sadann

    Thanks for the Anubis! Great experience as always. Looking forward to the Nio split!
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    Re: Help me pick a Vetiver that lasts

    My favorite, long-lasting vetivers are Dior, Turtle Vetiver Back, and Encre Noire. Sycomore, Red Vetyver, and Grey Vetiver all perform well too.

    Vetiver Extraordinaire is great, but doesn't last...
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    Re: "And my top 5 citrusy scents is..."

    Xerjoff Nio
    L'Humaniste
    Eau Sauvage Parfum
    Black Gemstone
    Red Vetyver
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Thank you both for the info. Just ordered mine for $156
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    Re: Best Frag of the last 12 months?

    Black Gemstone +1
  57. Re: "If I was allowed to buy just one fragrance of these brands..."

    Only answering ones I have experience with and like a lot:


    - Tom Ford Private Blend: Tuscan Leather
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Frederic Malle: Vetiver Extraordinaire
    - Profumum Roma:...
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    Re: Your top 3 strictly masculine scents

    New York
    Invasion Barbare
    Puredistance M or Bel Ami because I think they're a bit similar. I know "M" is supposed to be unisex but I see it as very masculine
  59. Re: Ordered ONE 75 ml Creed, received TWO bottles. Any advice?

    I don't have any experience with Creed really, but I'd be very surprised if they didn't tell you to keep it, or send you samples or a gift card or something. They should take care of you for your...
  60. Re: [USA] Blackbird/Lampblack/Hard Leather/Creed/Nasomatto/Armani Prive/April Aro...

    Very pleased with my Blackbird purchase. Thank you!
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    Re: What Should Be My Next Niche

    LDDM and Jubilation are both excellent. For the latter, try fragrancenet, which has authentic bottles in your price range.
  62. Re: A New York story (and a fragrance newbie in The Big Apple)

    Glad you had such a good experience here! Twisted Lily and Osswald are my favorites, both for the selection and customer service. Oh, and I second Russ & Daughters -- one of my favorites.
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    Re: Your Top 5 Incense-Based Fragrances

    CDG 2 Man is very nice and the only fragrance I wore for about 10 years. Others I enjoy:

    Avignon
    Blackbird
    Black Gemstone
    Bois d'Encens (every once in a while you'll see a 50ml refill bottle...
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    Re: TomFord: Tuscan Leather or Oud Wood?

    Tuscan leather
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    Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    I might save some too and it really depends on what you like, but I'd buy around 10 top quality fragrances. Some examples:

    Puredistance M
    Mona di Orio Oud
    Invasion Barbare
    Blackbird
    Vetiver...
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    Re: Christopher Street by Charenton Macerations

    I respect it more than I like it. Definitely well made, and well blended, with good longevity but not for me.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Las Vegas Palazzo sells the "cheap" stuff and they're very friendly.
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    Re: Invasion Barbare or Italian Cypress ?

    IC is nice, but in my opinion IB is a masterpiece
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    Poll: Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    Tauer for me, but they're both good
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    Re: New York, New York

    For anyone making a trip to NYC, my two favorites are Osswald and Twisted Lily. Great selection of fragrances and great customer service; their staff are very friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate...
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    Re: The perfect 10 scent wardrobe???

    Hmmm. Keeping in mind the $200 limit and that your coworker is new to this and probably doesn't want anything too difficult, I came up with this:

    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Encre Noire or Sycomore...
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    Re: First World Problem

    I'd also recommend:

    Black Gemstone
    Blackbird
    Invasion Barbare
    Puredistance M
    Jubilation XXV
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    Re: Top 5 fav. current fragrances in rotation

    For summer?

    Invasion Barbare
    L'Humaniste
    Turtle Vetiver Back
    Dior Vetiver
    Vetiver Tonka
  74. Thoughts on some new, or new to me, fragrances

    I'm not much of a reviewer so this thread is mostly to start a dialogue about some newish fragrances and see what people think. Anyway, this will mostly be featuring fragrances from the past couple...
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    Re: Questions on l'humaniste

    I think it's fine for the office and a great scent overall. I have two decants, one with good longevity and another about 4 hours -- no idea why. As for alternatives, it's hard to find something with...
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    Re: Vampire church incense suggestions

    Another for Avignon. Black Tourmaline too.
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    Re: Fall/Winter Montales Fragances

    Dark Aoud and Aoud Musk are favorites of mine.
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    Re: EDP Frédéric Malle MR vs Creed Aventus

    First of all, I wouldn't put yourself in a bad situation financially. But if you really want a new fragrance, I would follow the advice above and get a split of Aventus. Or there are a few less...
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    Re: Your winter 2014 purchase list

    I just ordered Duro and Black Gemstone, otherwise I'll probably pare down a bit.
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    Re: EDP Frédéric Malle MR vs Creed Aventus

    This is very good advice and I agree about MR.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Black Gemstone by Stephane Humbert Lucas
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    Re: I need a new scent .... Help!!!!!

    Another for the Dior Vetiver.
  83. Thread: Niche date scent

    by bc78
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    Re: Niche date scent

    +1 for L'Humaniste
    Dior Vetiver
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    Wore Black Gemstone yesterday and was very impressed. Would definitely be ordering a bottle today if not for the price.
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    Re: How is the current formulation of Or Black?

    I have the 2014 version, and the refill (or whatever they call it) of previous version, but I haven't smelled the vintage one. As far as the refill and 2014 versions go, I think they're fantastic,...
  86. Poll: Re: What's your favorite Dior from La Collection Privée?

    Almost all are nice but Vetiver is my favorite. Leather Oud and Patchouli not far begind
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    Re: Advice on starting a killer year round rotation

    Lots of good suggestions so far.

    How about:

    Rive Gauche PH - spring work
    Grey Vetiver -summer work
    Encre Noire - fall work
    Heritage - winter work
    Terre d'Hermes - summer night
    Dior Homme...
  88. Re: Advice to choose a versatile all year round day signature sent from Amouage

    I recommend Memoir as well
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    Poll: Re: amouage reflection man poll

    Neutral. I think it smells pretty good, but it is really, really not something I'd care to wear
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    Re: a sense with woody and earthy

    In that case, either Vetiver Extraordinaire or Encre Noire would do the job well. Encre Noire is a lot cheaper.

    Wonderwood also could work well.
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    Re: a sense with woody and earthy

    All 4 of the ones mentioned so far are very nice
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    Re: Dior Privee Vetiver

    Just an FYI: I ordered one from Dior Palazzo last night. They have 3 more (not sure if that's it or if they'll get more at some point).
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    Re: Top 3 all-time as per your S.O.

    Encre Noire
    2 man
    Avignon
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    Re: Vintage Jubilation XXV?

    Yes, I should clarify, not trying to suggest they've reformulated -- I'm just curious to compare older and current XXV
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    Vintage Jubilation XXV?

    Anyone know where I can get vintage Jubilation XXV? The reason I ask it that it's one of my 3 favorites, but I get somewhat poor longevity from it. After researching a bunch of threads, it seems...
  96. Re: Frederic Malle was forced to reformulate about a quarter of his scents

    Really interesting article -- thanks for posting
  97. Re: Another please help me find a fragrance for my girlfriend thread

    Will check these out; thank you for the suggestions!
  98. Another please help me find a fragrance for my girlfriend thread

    I'm looking for a fragrance for my girlfriend. She really likes Bulgari Black and CDG 2 (silver bottle) but the lack of longevity on both really bothers her; she wants something that lasts forever....
  99. Re: Countdown to Emergency Amouage Scent advice!!!!!

    Definitely sample

    I'd recommend getting samples of Jubilation (possibly my favorite fragrance), Memoir, Epic, and Opus VI. Interlude, Dia, and Reflection are nice too but not for everyone.
  100. Re: Countdown to Emergency Amouage Scent advice!!!!!

    I had a similar experience.
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