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    Re: What does Rhubarb smell like?

    Live Jazz has a good rhubarb presence and is a great scent overall.
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    Re: Cologne that resembles alcoholic odors?

    Jhl.
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    Re: Dolce and Gabbana Pour Homme - reformulated?

    Wow, so glad I stowed a few bottles away when it was going cheap about 5 years ago.
  4. Re: Dolce & Gabbana has officially re-released By Man!!!!!

    *cossets collection of original bottles*
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    Re: Fragrances that smell like rain or wet earth???

    Guerlain Vetiver.
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    Re: Havana by Aramis out of production?

    I was interested to hear people's views on the re-released version in the 'Tuscany'-style bottle, and how faithful it was to the masterful original (of which I must have half a dozen bottles in both...
  7. Re: well balanced pipe tobacco-leathery fragrance at decent price

    Consider Very Valentino.
  8. Thread: AVENTUS by Creed

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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    Can any UK Basenoters tell me who is stocking it, ideally a department store such as John Lewis or House of Fraser?
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    I tried this out today, full of expectation. It's a pleasant but ultimately unremarkable scent. If I was bought it as a gift I would be grateful but wouldn't buy it myself.

    In terms of how it...
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    Re: Live Jazz vs. Chanel Allure Blanche Edition

    Live Jazz in very warm weather - it comes into its own the hotter it gets!

    Edition Blanche for cooler summer days - it's too powerful for really warm weather and ends up slightly on the cloying...
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    Re: The first "Sport" fragrance

    Kouros was available in a lighter 'Eau de Sport' version around 1986.
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    Re: Creed atomizers...

    Creed atomizers do seem to release a lot, and are difficult to get to release just a little with a partial depression of the nozzle.

    Worse than that though, they never seem to stay straight when...
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    Re: Is Allure Édition Blanche a Limited Edition?!

    I am in total agreement with you.

    Any scent is 'limited' to a greater or lesser extent - if it sells, it stays in the line up, otherwise it gets discontinued to make way for the next thing.
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    Re: what is like By Man by Dolce & Gabbana BUT...

    I've heard it said that Kenzo Jungle is similar but never tried it.
  15. Thread: D&G By Man

    by Dante
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    Re: D&G By Man

    It's been my favorite ever since my good lady wife bought me a bottle back in 1996 or thereabouts. She only did so to justify buying herself the woman's version, which I also adore!

    I don't really...
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 6 Jan 08

    Opium PH EDT.
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    Re: Something like Creed BdP?

    Heritage has a similar blend of lavender and woods.
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    Re: Rosemary as a main or dominant note

    Nobody's mentioned Rive Gauche Pour Homme? The rosemary note is front and centre!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th January 2009

    Chanel Egoiste. I'm in the thrall of that mandarin/rose/sandalwood symphony.
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    Re: SotD .. Thursday 1st of January - 2009

    YSL Opium pour homme, EDP version.

    Happy new year.
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 31 Dec 08

    I'm seeing the year out with the majestic Kouros.
  22. Re: For 2008, which fragrance did you wear most often?

    Jaipur, Giorgio Beverly Hills and Egoiste I'd say.
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    Re: Looking for a boozy/tobacco frag.

    Havana or Czech & Speake's Cuba.
  24. Re: Is Sillage a Necessity? A Question About Strength

    For me sillage is almost something to avoid. I wear scents as a private thing for myself. The more sillage they have, the less I apply to achieve the same effect.
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    Re: Terre D`Hermes vs Guerlain Heritage.

    I'm not fond of orange notes in scents so Heritage is an easy choice for me. That said, I would never choose between the two without trying them for myself!
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 29 Dec 08

    The sublime Chanel Egoiste. Top 3-worthy since that first sniff back in the early 1990s.
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    Re: A few observations, while in Paris...

    That got me green with envy without you needing to say any more! Almost as green as my bottle of Chergui, actually. I have the 50ml spray bottle and the liquid is green, like olive oil.
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, December 23

    Chanel Antaeus.
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 22 Dec 08

    Czech & Speake No. 88.
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    Re: what frag has the coolest bottle,,and why?

    My choice would be Mugler's A*men - the simplicity and fun of the metal case with lavender coloured glass star. The accompanying black rubber bottle is both a pleasing companion and a practical...
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, December 18

    Creed Millesime Imperial. Managed to get the tiniest of tiny sprays out, but it's still showing no signs of letting up 7 hours after application.
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 17 Dec 08

    Czech & Speake - Cuba.
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    Re: Creed - Millesime Imperial

    It's a curse as well as a blessing - like I say, the smell of this stuff after a full day's intensity is sickening.
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    Re: Got to sample infamous Kouros today

    This surely is the key. it is such a powerful beast and has to be respected as such.

    I also find the opening notes quite acrid, and enjoy it best from around an hour or so in, when it gets a...
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    Re: Creed - Millesime Imperial

    Am I the only one who has second thoughts every time I wear MI because the smell of it is so overpowering, several hours after applying? I literally can't get a small enough application out of the...
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    Re: Fahrenheit 32: Initial Impressions

    Didn't Luca Turin describe this one as 'the scent of a gloomy day somewhere really hot'? Does anyone agree with this?
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    Re: Curious: Why does ANYONE order blind?

    Sometimes you just have to be spontaneous and/or romantic and/or use your imagination.
  38. Re: Cinnamon - The lists, the scents and the recommendations - 2008 edition

    Issey Miyake Intense is the original updated with a cinnamon note - and far superior for that.
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 9 Dec 08

    Prada Amber Homme.
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 2 Dec 08

    L'Instant de Guerlain EDT. Perfect for this colder weather we have been having over here.
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 3 November 08

    Aramis Tuscany.

    Following on nicely from yesterday's Havana. They're brothers across continents.
  42. Re: Spouse/GF goes WOW!! and you go bleh...really? is it that good?

    My wife always notices the fruity and/or aquatic ones - Issey Miyake, Millesime Imperial etc whereas I'll always prefer the orientals.
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    Re: SOTD - Friday, 31 October '08 - HALLOWEEN! :)

    Creed Millesime Imperial.

    I'm always bemused when people say this has no longevity. I have to spray the tiniest quantity possible to avoid being overpowered by it later in the day.

    Looking at...
  44. Thread: Allure Homme.

    by Dante
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    Re: Allure Homme.

    I agree with the first and last aspects of that quote but wouldn't say it was a 'dull' fragrance. On the contrary, wherein lies the problem for me. A nice fresh floral composition gives way to a...
  45. Re: Godsillage - Godzilla's Cousins - Monsters Of Sillage

    From my recollection:

    - A*men
    - Opuim EDP - to the extent that I cannot spray this on directly at all
    - most of the old school Aramis fragrances, particularly Tuscany
    - Chanel Allure
    - just...
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 30 Oct 08

    Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men (the recent reformulation).

    Now well into the divine floral middle notes and still going strong.
  47. Thread: Best Floral

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    Re: Egoiste as a floral/rose?

    If that were true I'd rather change the company I kept than this wonderful scent!
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    Re: Reformulate or Die!

    I'd love our beloved fragrance houses just to leave things alone but in the real world it's not going to happen and I generally accept that reformulations occur. I'm not sure about re-naming a...
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 29 Oct 08

    Very Valentino. Today this smells quite similar to the Green Irish Tweed I wore yesterday, but that could just be my mind playing tricks.
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    Re: Returned Creed Himalaya Today

    Thanks Trebor!

    On reflection I see a lot of sense in the suggestion that spraying method may account for differences in smell and longevity. I've experienced this, although more so with other...
  51. Thread: Best Floral

    by Dante
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    Re: Egoiste as a floral/rose?

    I have to agree that Egoiste is more a tangy, spicy fragrance than floral. Its beauty is in the floral component being so well balanced with other notes, eg mandarin, saldalwood, ambrette/vanilla.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, 28 October 2008

    Green Irish Tweed by (checks bottle) Creed. Anyone heard of this one?
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    Re: Returned Creed Himalaya Today

    I'm intrigued by the idea that fragrance from the smaller bottles isn't as long lasting or well preserved as the stuff in bigger bottles. Why could that be? Possibly because the 4oz bottles tend to...
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste pour homme question

    I'm pretty sure Egoiste came as an aftershave as well, as I think I had some. The bottle was shorter and squatter than the EDT bottle and it was a splash bottle - ie no spray.
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    Re: Your favourite 1990's fragrance?

    D&G By Man.
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    Re: Peppery, warm mens fragrance

    Piper Nigrum.

    Or Gucci Pour Homme if on a budget.
  57. Re: What fragrances start to smell great when you sweat?

    I would say from experience Kouros or Egoiste - I find both a little on the sharp side normally but they sweeten up after the body temperature raises a degree or two.
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    Re: eBay Triumphs - your best....

    My best bargain was a 100ml bottle of Givenchy Pi on UK ebay. The seller had mis-read the Greek symbol and listed it as 'TJ'. Got it for the 99p starting price plus a couple of pounds postage - the...
  59. Re: Was the Kouros bottle EVER any different from the one that we have now?

    That screams fake to me.
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    Re: Anyone here rate Kouros as their #1 fragrance?

    In answer to the original question:

    No, but I can completely understand why someone would.
  61. Thread: Heritage vs BdP

    by Dante
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    Re: Heritage vs BdP

    I have posted before that both are similar, especially in the drydown. The difference is how they get there.
  62. Thread: Lineair scents?

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    Re: Lineair scents?

    I find most Creed scents to be fairly linear.
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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana By Man

    Now 'temporary unavailable'.
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    Re: Nicotine in Tabarome?

    Would a fragrance containing nicotine not have to contain a health warning?
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    Re: At long last - Morrissey's scents revealed

    First, the opening post does not deliver what the thread title promises.

    Second, I have previously posted that he wears C&S No. 88. At least he does on tour. At least he did on his last tour.
  66. Thread: "By" by D & G

    by Dante
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    Re: "By" by D & G

    It is my all time favourite and I will be heartbroken if it is discontinued.

    I renew the request for online suppliers, particularly UK-based...
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    Re: OPIUM pour HOMME EAU d ORIENT

    I have posted on it before. A lighter version of the original with a clear grapefruit topnote and a more subtle ginger mid note. I think it's better balanced than the original.
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    Re: KOUROS Revelation

    I recently underwent a Kouros reamakening.

    To explain, this was the first fragrance I bought - on a school trip in 1987! I loved it at the time, but it became quite common and my tastes drifted...
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    Re: D & G ** LIGHT BLUE ** POUR HOMME on EBAY

    I haven't tried the Paco fragrance so I'm afraid I can't make a comparison. The reference to Happy was the men's version - sorry for any confusion.
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    Re: D & G ** LIGHT BLUE ** POUR HOMME on EBAY

    Okay, furrther thoughts:

    longevity is great - on a par with the original D&G Pour Homme. On me,over 12 hours which is enough.

    The dominant note is orange throughout. Not aquatic mandarin...
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    Re: Angel Men Summer Flash returns for 2007?

    I'm very keen to hear the views of anyone who tries both. I'd consider going for one of them.
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    Re: D & G ** LIGHT BLUE ** POUR HOMME on EBAY

    Right. With apologies for the delay, I have now tried this out. I'm still wearing it right now, so it may develop further, but my initial impressions are it is a slightly muskier version of Clinique...
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    Re: D & G ** LIGHT BLUE ** POUR HOMME on EBAY

    Sorry - there was a change of plan as I was enjoying the Dior Homme too much that I'd sprayed on that morning!

    I promise I'll wear it tomorrow and post some first impressions.
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    Re: Brian Eno on scents and sensibility

    Very interesting and thought-provoking article. Many thanks.
  75. Re: Giorgio Bevely Hills for Men - quick question

    Thank you both. The mystery is solved.
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    Re: D & G ** LIGHT BLUE ** POUR HOMME on EBAY

    I now have a bottle of this and will be trying it out tonight/tomorrow. Watch this space.
  77. Giorgio Bevely Hills for Men - quick question

    I've seen this fragrance in a number of sizes, but more intriguingly described both as regular 'Eau de Toilette' and the grander sounding 'Extraordinary Eau de Toilette'. What if anything is the...
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    Re: Opium pour Homme - do you love it or hate it?

    Topnotes are a wonderful blend.

    Basenotes a little too overpowering and synthetic.

    I neither love it nor hate it, but I'm closer to the former.
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    Re: Geranium... any suggestions?

    Tuscany has a geranium note apparently.
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    Re: Stupid question about Creed caps

    Not to confuse matters, but my BdP has a black cap with gold inlay.
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    Re: Creed Green Valley- review

    Very useful review, thanks. This is one Creed that seems to have passed me by, but I'm that bit keener to try it out now.
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    Re: Héritage: Does one need the EDT too?

    I would say no - the EDP is the better balanced and the EDT is not different enough.
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    Re: best clone of Virgin Island Water?

    Aramis Bermuda Tonic.

    A bit harsh to call it a clone, since it came first, but think of it as the same cocktail but made by a slightly less accomplished bartender.
  84. Thread: No. 88 is no 666

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    Re: No. 88 is no 666

    The last two times I wore No 88 were a funeral on a very cold day and a Nine Inch Nails concert...
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    Re: Favourite Chanel?

    It's an easy decision for me - Egoiste. I have owned this longer than almost any other fragrance and it's wonderful.
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    Re: Longevity and beards/stubble!

    But what I'm saying is, perhaps fragrance lasts longer with stubble because hair holds onto it longer.
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    Re: Most Exciting "Mainstream" Men's Scents

    D&G Pour Homme and By Man
    Chanel Egoiste
    Aramis Havana and Tuscany
    Boucheron Pour Homme and Jaipur
    YSL Opium, Kouros, M7 and Rive Gauche
    Gucci Pour Homme and Envy


    Happy hunting!
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    Re: Longevity and beards/stubble!

    I tend to find fragrances last longer when I have a bit of stubble.

    Is it not the same principle as women spraying perfume on their hair for improved longevity?
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    Re: What are you still waiting for in new releases?

    Definitely Light Blue.
  90. Re: Were Jaïpur Homme and Dior's Hypnotic Poison separated at birth?

    Thank you. You may have saved me some wasted money.
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    Re: Hairy, Masculine, Etc.

    I'm thinking Rive Gauche.
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    Re: Best Bay Rummmmm!!

    Aramis Havana

    Czech & Speake Cuba

    Creed Virgin Island Water
  93. Re: Were Jaïpur Homme and Dior's Hypnotic Poison separated at birth?

    It's this one I'm talking about:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Jaipur-Homme-La-Collection-by-Boucheron-3-3oz-EDT-SP_W0QQitemZ180107004042QQihZ008QQcategoryZ36370QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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    Re: What scents smell like talcum powder?

    Not all talcum powder smells the same of course.

    The last time I was at the barber the talc used was very like Rive Gauche.
  95. Re: The only 2 fragrances that I have routinely & regularly got compliments from wome

    Silver Mountain Water and Millesime Imperial stand head and shoulders above all others in this respect.
  96. Re: Were Jaïpur Homme and Dior's Hypnotic Poison separated at birth?

    Has anyone tried the Jaipur in the silver bottle? What version is that?
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    Re: What is your spraying method?

    One spray either side of the neck.

    For stronger stuff, a single spray in the middle or two half sprays if the nozzle is controllable enough.

    Once fragrances are on me they don't let go.
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    Re: Himalaya or Bois du Portugal? Which one?

    Himalaya is the more versatile and romantic.
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    Re: Aramis reintroducing the classics?

    Devin, 900 and Tuscany are readily available in many UK department stores. Always have been.

    I spotted a lot of New West and Havana in Cape Town at the end of last year. When I picked up a Havana...
  100. Re: Which frags have worn out their welcome fastest?

    Strangely (given some of the posts above) I was initially wary of Pi but have learned to go easy on the trigger finger and now love it.

    Aramis Always recently fell into the 'outstayed welcome'...
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