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    Re: Sycomore, Encre Noir, and...

    Anybody tried Le Loden by Fath?
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    Re: Sycomore, Encre Noir, and...

    Lots of great avenues to search. Thanks for the input! Im seeing my next meander must be vetiver.
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    Re: Sycomore, Encre Noir, and...

    EN sport is pretty nice. Id own it, if not for the bottle. I'd pay for Sycomore, if only it were made by someone else. I'm a Chanel boycott.
    You need to put three similar fragrances together: ...
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    Sycomore, Encre Noir, and...

    I have recently been sniffing Sycomore EDT. Its great. The aldehydes and vetiver really give it a cool sparkly clarity, then the tobacco and cypress. Its really an enjoyable fragrance. Yall know...
  5. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    My wife just said she liked it too. And she hates 90 percent of everything i own.
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    Re: Wow Dior Homme 2020!

    I decided to give it another go. Its fine.
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    Re: Fahrenheit February!

    Yeah, i no longer beleive that thing.
  8. Poll: Re: Would You Rather Buy a Better Car Than You Have Now....or....Have more Depth in Your Niche Frags

    Chrysler Pacifica. All the bells and whistles, but not meant to last. Throw away culture.
  9. Poll: Re: Would You Rather Buy a Better Car Than You Have Now....or....Have more Depth in Your Niche Frags

    So, my thought here is that my car is a necessity. I cannot get to work or the doctor without it. My car is a POS that I pray every day will die. Rusting out, bumper broken, check engine, all the...
  10. Re: Can someone recommend me a fragrance similar to Saint Julep?

    L'homme Ideal Cool.
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    Re: Nice but cheap office fragrance

    I like the Lalique White recomendation. +1
  12. Re: Plum Japonais by Tom Ford apparently discontinued.

    Its nice. Definitely opulent and rich. Little much for my tastes, but a good scent. Thats not to be underestimated. Lots of trash they could dc before axing a competent frag.
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

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    +1 bottle.
  14. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

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    Got this in last week. Love it.

    I smell some difference to my private blend sample, though i didnt notice much from memory. A side by side illuminated. Its a bit weaker, and just a bit...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Sync. Felt right this friday.
  16. Re: Friend coming to Nicaragua, can bring me Fahrenheit EDT OR Caron Pour Un Homme

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    I paid retail. Im a Dior sucker. MFK and Dior are my only full retail. Otherwise fragrancenet is tops. This tester appears to have a cap, so just no box. I think if you are not reasonably...
  17. Re: And we have a winner! Most ridiculously expensive perfume...

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    6 people just gotta be curious, not interested.
  18. Re: Discreet question about buying from a fellow member

    Good form!
  19. Re: Discreet question about buying from a fellow member

    I understand asking, and there is no feedback on his profile. But consider editing his name out after a bit, as naming names without a positive spin, or a negative warning seems a bit uncouth.
  20. Re: Friend coming to Nicaragua, can bring me Fahrenheit EDT OR Caron Pour Un Homme

    [QUOTE=Joe Kilroy;4826197]

    Im not sure. Others will have better answers for that. I havent tried the Paco, but I think it will not be similar, id also be worried about older fragrances, and...
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    Re: Aquazone?

    I assume its just late to the party salty. We shall see.
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    Re: Guerlain's fake or not!!!

    Appraisal. Pictures are usually helpful. You are probably fine.
  23. Re: Fragrances That Are Neither Under Or Overrated

    Caron Third Man. Its everything its said to be.
  24. Re: Friend coming to Nicaragua, can bring me Fahrenheit EDT OR Caron Pour Un Homme

    Fahrenheit. So, sooo Fahrenheit.
  25. Re: Is the volume 1-spray from a sample bottle the same as 1-spray from a regular bottle?

    3-1 small sample, 2-1 for the nicer ones.
  26. Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Parfum 2019 Official Discussion

    I sprayed my wrist the other day in the store. I still say they de-sauvaged sauvage. The addition of tonka brings this back toward the middle. There, it is lost.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Tom Ford - Beau de Jour 2020

    We've only got the private blend, not the signature.

    https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Tom-Ford/Beau-De-Jour-Eau-de-Parfum-59064.html
  28. Re: Can't Smell Your Own Fragrance? SPRAY LESS!!!

    Ive noticed this to be true, but only working with some. Olfactory fatigue is very real. I also find taking a night off or at least something light helps my nose recalibrate to human mode.
  29. Re: Caron Pour Un Homme vs Masculin Pluriel - your thoughts?

    Miles better.
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

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    -1 decant
  31. Re: Cartier Declaration is such an underrated classic

    It gets lots of love here. Ive enjoyed the edt, essence, and parfum. Ill buy one someday. It seems more of a question of which one. Ive been leaning essence. Ill see. I newd a TdH too, ive got a JCE...
  32. Re: Balsamic Ouds - what's out there? (myrrh etc)

    Hm. Shagya by PdM maybe. Its got some rubbery woody nonsweet aspects. It doesnt touch Tauers depth, but what does.
  33. Re: La Yuqawam Pour Homme performance issues

    One of the strongest ive experienced. I got rid of it because its too strong to wear reasonably.
  34. Re: Any fans of MFK Oud Satin Mood?

    Oud Silk is best, but this one is good. A little vanilla roundness contrasts the laotian? medicinal oud in a way that i prefer the sharper Silk. Neither is fbw for me, but ive tried to get my wife to...
  35. Re: Dior Homme Parfum or Creed Royal Mayfair for a formal event?

    Royal Mayfair seems more formal to me.
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    Re: Most overrated fragrances

    Aventus, honestly. Not going by the oversized love. The whole sharp sweet smoky thing, eh. Especily the pineapple heavy ones. Just too sweet. It was probably pretty groundbreaking back in the day....
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    Eh. Not really. My comfort number seems to be 40-50 i think. Ive been feeling a missing gap or two. I find myself sometimes wanting to purchase something, but not finding anything up to snuff. This...
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    Re: Centauri Perfumes

    I generally dislike honey scents. We'll see.
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    Im proud of all of you! I will try to keep up with this thread some. Im more proud of every one of us commited for the things we dont buy than the things we do. Temptation. Ill try report if i have a...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

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    Lupin Dandy. I bought a bottle, and my decant becomes a small travel amount. -1 decant, +1 bottle.
  41. Re: Beating a Dead Horse, Late to the Party, 540

    Strange. All sweetness to me. Interesting. Bad sample? Or just maybe you have either difficulties smelling some compounds or a greater sensativity to others. I have that, and fragrances that seem to...
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    Re: I hate geranium.

    Im not a huge geranium guy one way or another. But, on its own, geranium essential oil smells bad.
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    Re: Gap filling...

    Gucci Guilty Absolute was the first fragrance to come to mind.
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    Re: My blind haul

    Enough juice to last like 3 years. Lol.
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    Re: How is Bois D’Argent by Dior?

    Pretty good. Pretayyyy, pretayyy, pretty good.
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    Re: Rank all the Dior scents

    Whoa. Too many. Maybe ill dig in to this question at a different time. But top 3

    1. Leather Oud
    2. Dior Homme
    3. Fahrenheit
  47. [CONUS] Re: Dior Homme 2020 $65; Creed Viking, 10ish ml, $38

    Bump
  48. Re: (hopefully) Fun poll bc i'm curious about others tastes :)

    Lots. Recent example Bois d'argent.
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    Re: Bottle in profile

    You get to change your tag line too. Bigger picture. NO ADS! Thats the big one.
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    Re: Gap filling...

    Leather and dirtiness in general.
  51. Re: OUD Scent with a western Fragrance Touch to it ?

    He wasnt asking about what is a good fragrance, or a recomendation in that vein, just solely what has the best projection and longevity. I havent tried many of the aformentioned, but often hear...
  52. Re: MFK SAMPLES...... Order and Delivery DHL

    The best service, best sampling program, ive dealt with. Bought a bottle from them, probably my most pleasant transaction with a company. They are great.
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    Re: Game Day!

    Viking for the last game of the year! Phun!
  54. Re: The price value of a fragrance shouldn't be contingent on it's performance/sillage

    I do not crave a huge fragrance that slaps everyone in the face. I dont want it too thick or strong, but i like it when they are long lived. Ideal is moderate projection, high longevity. Some are too...
  55. Re: Designers that get hate but you're actually enjoying?

    Sauvage.
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    Re: Gucci Guilty Homme Love

    It has a nice seafoam green bottle that looks like it is retro, but also updated. Its got a white floral, zesty ginger lavender thing going on. Teetering on sporty, but classy sporty, if that makes...
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    Re: Your Most Worn January 2020

    52 different frags this month. I think im gonna start thowing that in at the end, for my own illumination. Means i can reasonably have a 60 frag collection if i stop sampling so much.
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    Re: Imaginary Authors Sampling

    Xfactor... this may seem strange. The fragrances span the gamet from aquatic to gourmand to experimental. They smell different, but it is almost like the ratio of each note to note stays the same,...
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    Re: Airy amber

    I don't know what it would have been on a female in the late 90s. I'm not great with historical feminines (fragrances). If you wanted to try something that would be similar now, in my opinion to...
  60. Re: Which ten fragrances would you choose with these requirements?

    1. Fahrenheit
    2. Polo
    3. Heritage
    4. GGA
    5. Third Man
    6. Ombre Leather
    7. Gio
    8. Explorer
    9. Obsession
    10. D&G K
  61. Re: Pacific Rock Moss is such a fresh delight

    For what its worth, I haven't tried it, but I've heard this smells similar.

    24 Ice Gold

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26152399.html
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    Re: Imaginary Authors Sampling

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    Huh. With all the Dior Homme 2020 stuff, I said I was anosmic to it, here people are saying it has lots of iso e and I said the same thing here. Guess that makes sense.
    ...
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    Re: Imaginary Authors Sampling

    Yesterdays Haze
    I think this one is some kind of citrus, gourmand, patchouli. Uninspiring.

    Cape Heartache
    It does smell similar to some of their other aquatics. That salty, Bvlgari Aqua...
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    Re: Your Most Worn January 2020

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  65. Re: I got duped into buying a diluted, nasty smelling Creed Flacon

    Open things that can be tampered with on ebay are a no go for me. Im not that trusting.
  66. Re: What do you consider an appropriate fresh/aquatic scent for a man in his 40s?

    Mercedes Momentum Unlimited
    APOM
  67. Re: Starting out on real Musk fragrance, oil, or attar

    Russian Musk
    Siberian Musk
    ALD
  68. Re: Which of these samples should I buy a bottle of?

    + 1
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    Re: Thoughts on some MFK samples

    Oud Extrait was my favorite Oud of them. Grand Soir is a well executed benzoin amber. BR 540 is something my wife wears. Satin and Silk were not for me. Too sweet and girly. I liked Silk most, but i...
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    Re: Which Dior Homme is best?

    If i had to rank for myself
    1. First Reform Edt
    2. Intense
    3. Eau
    4. Parfum
    5. Sport
    6. Cologne
    7. 2020 edt
  71. Re: Frequently mentioned scents you STILL haven't smelled....

    Creed SMW, VIW, GIT, BdP
    Encre Noir
    Antaeus
    Egoiste
    Knize Ten
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    Re: Gucci Guilty Homme Love

    Maybe. I musta missed it. Yeah, fairly uninspiring. Zesty ginger. Short lived.
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    Gucci Guilty Homme Love

    Saw this in the store. Hadn't heard a word about it. Seafoam green, eh?117706
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

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    Finished my second la yuqawam decant. Wrote off zino.
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    Re: A hit polished by time

    Ah, i think i misread your original as being uninspired. Indeed, i enjoy GGA.
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    Re: A hit polished by time

    Ive experienced things like this in other venues, such as movies. Ive never seen the Hangover is one example. These things it seems always fall a bit flat. You experience things that borrow a joke or...
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    Re: red tobacco vs black aoud

    Seriosly? Both. Ive never did a side by side. But they both will be of sufficent strength. Both will leave you and anything you brush against smelling strong for days. Id say Black Aoud is a bit...
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    Re: What's up strangers

    Red Tobacco is nice. And 60 ml is a lifetime supply! Its just silly strong. I like it though.
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    Re: *new thierry mugler : Alien man*

    I dont hate it, but i muchly dislike the bottle. Integrated sprayer, futuristic theme just dont fit my aesthetic.
  80. Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    I love original and profumo, but dislike essenza, absolu, and instinct. Ill try it when i see it. But their last two releases have dampered my armani enthusiasm.
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    Re: Guess Fragrances for Men ?

    I liked Guess Man. But havent smelled it in a long time. Might think its terrible now, id love to try it.
  82. Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Longevity from both different bottles i have are all day. I do 4 sprays, each side neck, each forearm. I can detext it after mist of the day has gone. Could need to blossom, or nose fatigue.
  83. Re: The Dior Homme Line...Should We Panic Yet?

    I paid $65 all in from maxaroma. Ive seen 55 on ebay, but that doesnt includes their tax. And i like maxaroma. They have been good to deal with. Think i paid 52 or something for my first one, but...
  84. Re: Dior Spice Blend or Balade Sauvage?

    Ambre Nuit, Bois D'Argent, and Spice Blend have all seemed to be of high quality to me. Blending seems smooth, no jagged edges. The ingredients smell like quality. Beyond that it might just be...
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    Re: Imaginary Authors Sampling

    Slow Explosion
    Rose/Oud/Patch. pretty standard. Stupid strong. The medicinal oud almost has a camphor feel. Just too overpowering. One small spray filled the room for hours.

    A City on Fire...
  86. Re: Dior Spice Blend or Balade Sauvage?

    I havent tried Balade Sauvage, but I actually like Spice Blend. Its got a softer texture than i usually go for, but it is pleasant
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    Re: Top 3 now.

    1. Yatagan
    2. Leather Oud
    3. Viking
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    Re: Imaginary Authors Sampling

    Full disclosure. I am not enjoying not looking at these. I have never looked them up, have no idea. It makes my sampling less fun. I plan to end it soonish, read my note lists and such, and do my...
  89. Re: NEW - Givenchy Gentleman Eau de Parfum Boisee

    I like to think i keep a pretty open mind. I feel like the exact opposite. I will more often dislike something that i would have thought id like than like something i thought id dislike. But both...
  90. Re: NEW - Givenchy Gentleman Eau de Parfum Boisee

    Obviously. "Probable pass once i smell it" would have been a better and more complete thought.
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    Re: Imaginary Authors Sampling

    The Soft Lawn

    Ugh. Its a dusty fougere. Smells like a potted plastic fern in the worst way. The ones with the fake crumbly moss glued to styrofoam in the pot. It is dry, so thats good. It doesnt...
  92. Re: Are Scent Free Environments Becoming A Problem For Fragrance Enthusiasts?

    My kids school is fragrance free. Had to shower before conferences. I told the teacher they were crampin my style.
  93. Re: NEW - Givenchy Gentleman Eau de Parfum Boisee

    Ah man. I was specifically happy this had no tonka or fruits. That makes it gourmandy, and a pass. Dang. I was pulling for you, Givenchy!
  94. Re: The Dior Homme Line...Should We Panic Yet?

    fomo
  95. Re: NEW - Givenchy Gentleman Eau de Parfum Boisee

    Same Firmench duo from the EDP and others. Looks like Lorson did some Bentleys, and Cresp did Black Opium. Ive heard of both, but I don't really have an overarching opinion on either. I'm only...
  96. Re: NEW - Givenchy Gentleman Eau de Parfum Boisee

    Wow. That really looks good. Im really looking forward to that. Ive been wanting another Givenchy, as i like the new bottle style, but the fragrances so far havent won me. I hope we dont get an...
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    Re: Imaginary Authors Sampling

    Sundrunk

    Really vivid grapefruit opening. Very refreshing. Didnt notice any other facets. Just quieted, then quit.
  98. Re: Molecule 05 and Escentric 05 release

    I feel like it smells like a diet cream soda tastes from a can. Kinda tinny, effervescent blonde woody. Thats what i get anyway.
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    Re: Imaginary Authors Sampling

    The Cobra and the Canary

    This has been my favorite so far. Kinda smoky oud suede. Really early i felt there was a bit of a gourmandy sweet note mixed in that i wasnt quite digging, but that died...
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    Re: Opposite of powdery

    I think maybe something anise like. Sharp. Azzaro comes to mind, and Brut. Just buy manly things.
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