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  1. Re: How long after application you smell cologne?

    Couldn't agree more. One way to notice how your nose is tricking you is to smell your clothes the following day. Most odf time the fragrance is still pretty strong, or at least stronger than you...
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    Re: Les Senteurs Gourmandes?

    The EDT counterparts are sold in French supermarkets, which tells a lot about their overall quality.
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    Upcoming HERMÈS fragrances

    It looks like Hermès registered "Eau de Mandarine Ambrée" which sounds like a new Eau de Cologne on december 21. and "Sillage" on november 29....
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    Re: the real value of a fragrance

    Wisely purchased bottles are never a waste of money.
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    Re: RIP Montale?

    This mess could be a movie (a bad one).
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    Re: "Niche is dead."

    Niche is doing brisk business. Some of the first niche brands are indeed dying (L'Artisan, Goutal, Dyptique, CSP) but new ones are here to stay.
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    Re: The new Louis Vuitton fragrance

    I hear it's coming soon...
  8. Re: SL Chergui lovers: Try Estee Lauder Amber Ylang Ylang

    ... or try Madini's Musk Pierre ;)
  9. Re: similar to Armani Privé Rose d'Arabie

    Cheaper substitutes do not exist, for any fragrance. Every fragrance is unique.

    You're losing your time and money Mike, really. Maybe a decant of the original?
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    Re: habit rouge reformulated again!

    Damn, the EDT??

    I recently tested the EDP and it was definitely different. Less powdery/sweet, no more lipstick note, more masculine.
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    Re: Eau Sauvage • Extrait •

    http://i.imgur.com/5Bh8K.jpg

    Here's a closer at the bottle, it will be released in may in France. Don't know about the rest of the world, but it's coming for sure.
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    Eau Sauvage • Extrait •

    http://i.imgur.com/CA1d8.jpg

    Pure perfumes for men are all the rage now. An Extrait de Parfum of Eau Sauvage is coming from Dior. Myrrh and vetiver galore...
  13. Re: New Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Flask

    It looks less homoerotic now.
  14. Re: How many scent components are in a perfume?

    Hundreds! For instance Molinard by Molinard is made with 600 components
    http://www.molinard.com/fr/savoir.html
  15. The first female fragrance from Bruce Willis

    http://i.imgur.com/6Q7xW.jpg

    "It is a very personal story of a world star who was inspired by his wife Emma Heming-Willis to bestow a fragrance. As a sign of his love Lovingly was developed. A...
  16. Re: Please explain the Lauder for Men has been reformulated idea.

    Not all reformulations are to comply with IFRA's rules.

    Some clearly look like an attempt to "update" slow sellers, to rejuvenate old favorites.
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    Bruce Lee: The Fragrance

    Actually there are 3 of them : B Water (“an elegant, casual scent”), Anger Blind (“spicy, more aggressive”) and Don’t Think Feel (“more woody and natural”) launching in Dubai first.
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  18. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur & Diptyque & Honore Des Pres

    L'Artisan Bois Farine for a truly original nutty sandalwood, and L'Eau d'Ambre for a snuggly and cozy amber.
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    Re: L'Occitane Ambre Is Back

    It's slightly different than the previous version to my nose. The dry-down feels like the poor man's Ambre Narguilé.
  20. Re: Confused - to anyone who owns Comme des Garcons EDP 2011

    This thing is a hipster trap. It's official.

    (no offense Forfreddie)
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    Re: Most Inoffensive Scent?

    Eau de Cartier
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    Re: Habit Rouge L'eau

    I find it as strong as the original, just different. I find it more masculine, the powdery notes are definitely toned down. It's pretty animalic on me, I don't like it.
  23. Re: New Frederic Malle - rumored to be a lily of the valley fragrance

    ... though there will be a new scent this year ;)
  24. Re: New Frederic Malle - rumored to be a lily of the valley fragrance

    Malle's PR confirmed to me that this news is 100% fake.
  25. Re: Modern Habanita de Molinard—worth it?

    The much touted Eau de Parfum is relaunched in a brand new Lalique bottle. Beautiful and STRONG.

    Check the pictures here.
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    Re: Royal Bain de Caron?

    It's a cute powdery fragrance, on the feminine side.

    I think it's a nice purchase, just not at the boutique price.
  27. Re: Guerlain Tonka Imperial Bulb Atomizer

    I forgot about evaporation, they are the worst.
  28. Re: Guerlain Tonka Imperial Bulb Atomizer

    Bulb atomizers disappeared for a reason.

    Avoid them at all costs!
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    Re: New Reminiscence ❀

    No prob http://www.beaute-test.fr/smileys/smiley-bisous1.gif

    One time I read on a blog that girls wearing Dior Addict were slutty... WTH?!

    Let's keep it to the fragrances, and as much as I love...
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    Re: New Reminiscence ❀

    Thanks for your reply I guess.

    You know I'm all for criticizing fragrances, just not people who wears them.
  31. Re: New Fragrance: Parfum d'Empire Azemour- Les Orangers

    A MAJOR letdown IMHO, and I'm huge Parfum d'Empire fan.

    Not many orange trees in this one, the citrus notes are lacking big time. Next is a solid, but rather bland, chypre base. Parfum d'Empire...
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    New Reminiscence ❀

    Crazy Rem, a summer flanker to the salty/beachy Rem, is inspired by Miami's vivid colors.

    Notes include Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Tuberose, Ylang Ylang, Monoi from Tahiti, Sandalwood, Vanille...
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    Carita Eau de Parfum ❀

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ezhyoh52JSo/TxNa256xlyI/AAAAAAAABcs/X4kyMN43FQU/s1600/CARITA.jpg

    It's an exquisite powdery violet, with very subtle almond and vanilla notes by Alberto Morillas (Kenzo...
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    Re: Is Jazz a safe blind buy?

    Jazz is on the boring side.
  35. Re: New Fragrance: L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Sport

    The death of a brand's credibility. Truly sad.
  36. Re: When will see companies clearly list the formulation number?

    This formula number could be similar to numbers already found under bottles, of course.

    Reformulations were a perfumistas problem until today. But the trend is so big right now that even general...
  37. Re: When will see companies clearly list the formulation number?

    Feel free to sign my petition for a formulation number on each bottle, here.

    Thank you!
  38. Re: New Fragrance: Cartier Baiser Vole

    I find it ultimately boring. A pretty and realistic lily but nothing groundbreaking, really.
  39. Burberry splitting from Interparfums?

    Add Burberry and Interparfums to the latest tensions between the UK and France :smiley:

    "Dec 20 (Reuters) - Fragrance maker Inter Parfums Inc said its Paris-based unit was in talks with Burberry...
  40. Re: Guerlain's Paradis Interdit [new]

    I think it's a brand new juice Mike.
  41. Re: Guerlain's Paradis Interdit [new]

    It's also 12000 euros.
  42. Guerlain's Paradis Interdit [new]

    L’Abeille 2011 is called Paradis Interdit, it's a white floral and it's coming in this beautiful Baccarat bottle.

    http://i.imgur.com/lZxEe.jpg
  43. Re: Tom Ford Bois Rouge. Discontinued?

    Not to mention Velvet Gardenia.
  44. Your Yin and Yang fragrances ☯

    What are the two most different fragrances of your collection?

    Two complementary opposites between light and darkness, male and female, fire and ice. Mine are :

    - Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino...
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    Re: Best New Fragrance of 2011

    I loved the complex darkness of Jeux de Peau, and the bright lignt of Elie Saab Le Parfum.

    A very late one : Ambre, Musc, Santal by french beauty SPA La Sultane de Saba. Somehow the ultimate...
  46. Poll: Re: Guerlain's Cuir Beluga versus Tonka Impériale

    I absolutely adore Tonka Impériale, but I would buy Cuir Beluga. One of those Guerlain-to-the-max scents.
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    Re: Prada Infusion d'Homme

    A real valuable gem, unlike that fake gold ingot if you see what I mean.
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    Re: ❀ MADONNA Le Parfum ❀

    It's not too late to change that horror, Mister Coty.
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    Re: ❀ MADONNA Le Parfum ❀

    Definitely looks like a small child's white coffin. The cross doesn't help.

    I love Madonna with all my heart, and I'm eager to sample the fragrance, but I hate this bottle with a passion.
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    ❀ MADONNA Le Parfum ❀

    Due out in April 2012, the scent marks Madonna's first foray into fragrance. The scent includes notes of gardenia, tuberose, neroli, jasmine, benzoin, vanilla, caramelized amber and sensual musk...
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  51. Re: New Fragrance: Anyone smelled The Body Shop White Musk Libertine?

    It's a cute almondy musk. Quite different from the original.

    The opening is sweet with a noticable and strong musk note. With so much musk I thought it would last... but no. Very very fleeting,...
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    Re: • D&G channeling TOM FORD •

    I won't even lie, that Velvet Sublime is calling my name.
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    Re: • M7 Oud Absolu •

    Tested this new M7 today and I'm not impressed.

    The oud note is quite noticable for the first hour but it's breezy, nothing animalistic, nothing mysterious here. We already got that synthetic oud...
  54. Re: Comme Des Garcons fragrance recommendations.

    Rhubarb, it will make you smile, I promise.
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    Re: Best Musc scent?

    I adore Villoresi's Musk, but it's more a dark powdery rose wood.

    Maybe Musk Pierre and Musk Gazelle from Madini...
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    • D&G channeling TOM FORD •

    http://i.imgur.com/bnsOV.png

    "Comprised of six authentic and expressive scents, the collection was designed as a tribute to the designers’ sartorial heritage and their natural ability to pinpoint...
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    Re: Colognes Seem Watered Down

    Most of times, online sellers get old stocks. Sometimes, not even stored properly... beware.
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    Re: • M7 Oud Absolu •

    It's called La Collection, I might be wrong but it's here to stay.
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    • M7 Oud Absolu •

    M7 Oud Absolu is released tomorrow, in a new cubic bottle. The oud note is supposed to be stronger than ever. Let's see how it compares to the original formulation...
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  60. Re: ** NEW** GAULTIER MASCULINE: Kokorico

    This one is incredibly badly blended. It's astonishing.

    I bet the sharp and cold opening is from Cresp and the creamy woody goodness (best part) is from Annick Menardo. I refuse to believe they...
  61. Re: Any Worthy Celebrity Fragrances?

    Most are forgettable at best.

    Waiting for the Madonna one though ♚
  62. Re: Best Choices for Uplifting/Invigorating

    Eau de Gingembre by Roger&Gallet... sparkling ginger!

    http://www.skinsuncare.com/boutique/images_produits/roger-gallet-cologne-ginger-new-z.jpg
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    Re: What's good RIGHT NOW?

    I think current version of Arpège by Lanvin, and Ambre & Vanille by Coudray are nicely done.

    Feel free to sign my petition for an actual labelling (re: reformulations) on our perfumes bottles.
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    ❀ Flowerbomb EXTRAIT ❀

    Coming this november Flowerbomb L'EXTRAIT, 10 times more concentrated than the regular EDP.

    The cute 20 ml bottle will cost €250.00

    http://i.imgur.com/ku7uR.jpg
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    Re: Polo Blue vs Bleu de Chanel

    Bland and blander.
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    Re: Cologne is never expensive.

    Fragrances are never expensive. Doesn't mean they are not overpriced though.
  67. Re: Is it safe to decant into this kind of plastic spray bottles?

    No this is not a good idea, at all ;-)

    Your plastic bottle and your fragrance will soon exchange molecules... and scent.
  68. Re: Is this a Golden Age of perfumery?

    Thanks to technology, the best is yet to come.
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    Re: Male Fragrance Mythbusters

    OMG, I'm laughing out loud, thank you for that!
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    Re: Male Fragrance Mythbusters

    Myth : Soft scents are for shy people, powerhouses are for loud people.

    Myth : Citrusy fragrances are for summertime, oriental-ambery ones smell better in winter.
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    Re: Generous companies

    There was a time when Malle was sending up to 3 x 5ml bottles free of charge. Good times.
  72. Re: ● Serge Noire already reformulated? ●

    Testing Ambre Sultan today, and it's pretty much the same. Minus this fat ugly Play-Doh note of course!

    This is a crime against perfumery, I'm shaking right now.
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    Re: Male Fragrance Mythbusters

    Myth : A bottle of fragrance should be used within a year. I'm looking at you Le Labo. (stored in a dark cool place, it can last a decade)

    Myth : Perfumes get better with age like a good wine...
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    Re: ❖ Black Amber Balm ❖

    Well thank you my friends.

    I love me some dark ambers...
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    Re: Male Fragrance Mythbusters

    Myth : Testers are more concentrated.

    Myth : Niche prefumes are natural.

    Myth : Natural perfumes last longer and are more complex.
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    ❖ Black Amber Balm ❖

    I'm investigating this brand... it does sound scrumptious! Has any of you guys sampled it?

    Black Amber
  77. Re: ● Serge Noire already reformulated? ●

    Well Serge Noire is pretty new, so I guess IFRA standards are not to blame. The whole line, including MKK or Fleurs d'Oranger, doesn't feel the same. Definitely mainstream-oriented now (not to...
  78. ● Serge Noire already reformulated? ●

    Sampling the new bottle of Serge Noire (new font) today just for the heck of it. Is it me or this one was already reformulated?

    Much less "gun powder" in the opening and less castoreum in...
  79. Re: Escentric Molecules 03- vetiveryle acetate

    So many nonsenses in the niche market...
  80. Re: Chanel Allure Homme V Dior Homme

    None of them excite me.

    Infusion d'Homme by Prada on the other hand is so much more original and unique. It's iris doesn't smell like a carot (unlike Dior Homme) and it's so much cleaner and easy...
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    Re: Roger & Gallet Extra Vieille

    Have you ever tried 100% natural fragrances Bokaba? Most of them are boring, at least to perfumistas, and badly lack staying power.

    I say wear the cologne that suits you best, the one that makes...
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    Re: Worst fragrance EVER (yuck)

    http://parfumeria.bg/images/Lanvin-l%27homme-sport-1.jpg
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    Re: LV vs MPG

    My vote goes to the great Lorenzo Villoresi. A real artist, with a vision and his own style.

    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier (it's French actually) makes quality but slightly old-fashioned products,...
  84. Re: Escentric Molecules 03- vetiveryle acetate

    Selling aroma chemicals as soliflores is pretty ballsy, kudos to them.
  85. Re: Jean Paul Guerlain racist comments - DON'T BUY GUERLAIN

    I was mortified and sooo upset by his remarks, but Jean-Paul Guerlain is clearly not well.

    He lost a lot of weight since his last TV shows in 2008, and he does speak more slowly too.

    Destroying...
  86. Re: Underappreciated Un Jardin Apres le Mousson.

    Calone has that typical seeweed/oose/oyster vibe.

    There's none of this in Un Jardin Après le Mousson, really.
  87. Re: Underappreciated Un Jardin Apres le Mousson.

    Not an easy frag for sure, but very interesting. I love its sparkling green/vegetable quality and the water effect too (no calone to me).

    Un Jardin Apres le Mousson also has a very nice cooling...
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    Re: Davidoff CHAMPION

    Beyond pathetic.
  89. Re: Post your favorite Comme des Garçons

    Rhubarb.

    Green, sour, unique.
  90. Re: Thierry Mugler quits fashion, lauches new perfume "Womanity"

    I honestly can't believe they're publicizing a fish eggs note. I can't believe it.

    I'm still curious about the fragrance but for now, it's disaster in the making.
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    Re: •⊱ Azzaro Aqua Verde ⊰•

    ... if you can get past another hilariously bad bottle.

    http://i45.tinypic.com/2ikfktj.jpg
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    Re: ✿ Chérubin ✿

    It's very subtle Mike, it just adds a slight earthiness to the neroli, the musc is more noticable for instance.



    Exquisite house indeed.
  93. Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    The 50 ml bottle will be €54 and the 100 ml will be €74.

    http://www.leparisien.fr/images/2010/05/29/942198_pa2009-22-0003-c5a9c173314-original_650x300.jpg
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    Re: •⊱ Azzaro Aqua Verde ⊰•

    Like totally.

    Azzaro has LOTS of potential but the brand seems stuck in time. Such a waste!
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    •⊱ Azzaro Aqua Verde ⊰•

    This minty fresh cedar / vetiver combo sounds good but what's up with this bottle, ad, and font from the 70s? Oh well.
    ...
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    Re: Dark Tea Note

    Stéphanie de Saint-Aignan Un Thé Au Sahara is a different kind of tea (usally green and watery). This one is dark indeed, ambery but mostly earthy thanks to a generous dose of patchouly.
  97. Re: For the Niche Noses, which designer mainstream fragrances get your thumbs up?

    For women: Essence by Narciso Rodriguez is a brillant work of art. Totally different from any other big launch. And since it's a grower and requires patience, Essence is risky, the niche way.

    For...
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    Re: S o t D - Sunday May 30, 2010

    The astonishing Musk, in oil form, from Lorenzo Villoresi.

    http://i41.tinypic.com/2vd3bpy.jpg
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    Re: ✿ Chérubin ✿

    Thank you. You can order directly from Detaille, samples ('Echantillons') are also available!
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    Re: Dior Homme Vs. Intense

    Dior Homme Intense has a striking resemblance to Iris Ganache from Guerlain. It's unbelievable. The very same hazelnut-cocoa creaminess.
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