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  1. Re: Halston Z-14 (old formulation) vs (new formulation)

    Ah maybe I need to source an older mini then. Likely the missing oakmoss, of course.
  2. Re: Halston Z-14 (old formulation) vs (new formulation)

    Noted!

    Yes indeed, Tuscany has some definite structural similarities with Z-14 in its chypre base. Although I do find Z-14 much more interesting. There is something a little flat and safe about...
  3. Re: Halston Z-14 (old formulation) vs (new formulation)

    Z-14 differs from Krizia Uomo and One Man Show in one very major way: it has hardly any to no birch tar / smoky accord in its leather – it's all castoreum to my nose. I'm extremely sensitive (and...
  4. Re: Halston Z-14 (old formulation) vs (new formulation)

    Weird! I definitely get a touch of cinnamon. Also I do find Italian Cypress to be a richer, deeper, more woody take on Z-14, but less interesting to me due to lack of wonderful chypre accord with...
  5. Re: Halston Z-14 (old formulation) vs (new formulation)

    Aramis is a fougere. Z-14 is much more minimalistic than Lacoste (Jean Kerleo!) and Polo, so the chypre skeleton is very noticeable.
  6. Re: Halston Z-14 (old formulation) vs (new formulation)

    I think JG version is great, and very close indeed to the vintage 1983 I sampled a few years back.

    Maybe you just don't like chypres as much as us mossheads.
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    Re: Caron Yatagan - crazy fragrance !!

    Those on this thread saying Yatagan isn't animalic obviously haven't ever smelled pure castoreum. It's very woody and furry, and Yatagan has a ton.
  8. Re: Nina Ricci Phileas was composed by none other than Vincent Marcello.

    Thanks ENT, I did NOT know that! Marcello becomes more mysterious and unpredictable with every revelation. I can NOT find any information on this gentleman. I had thought he was inactive after 1980...
  9. Thread: Cardamom

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    Re: Cardamom

    Like many spices, the aroma of cardamom is much sweeter than the taste as it eschews most of its bitterness.
  10. Thread: Cardamom

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    Re: Cardamom

    Cumin is the classic american chili spice and is also very common in Indian cooking. It has a big resemblance to male body odor (without the musk component)!

    Caraway is a classic sausage spice...
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    Re: Alternative to Scent Strips?

    Hello, OP here! I never chimed back in that I just went in my closet and found some high-quality thin printing card that didn't smell much and used it all up. That worked quite well. But meanwhile...
  12. Re: Behold, I bring you another pocket money rose. This time its gourmand and sexy with it!

    lol at "juicy praline" . . . never had a juicy nut (thank goodness)
  13. Re: Russian leather aficionados - how accurate is the "Russian leather" accord in vtg Gentleman?

    I definitely get birch tar in vintage GG. It's definitely not as big as the patchouli, but it's there enough to ward me off. (I don't like birch tar unless in microdose just to dirty things.)
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    Re: Amouage Portrayal

    Not at all to my nose. My cade absolute smells like freshly burnt firewood or a barbecue before the meat goes on.
  15. Re: An amazing mossy spicy green fragrance - Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery

    Thanks so much you guys!
  16. Re: An amazing mossy spicy green fragrance - Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery

    Any smokiness in Mousse? Polo has a distinct birch tar presence to my nose (that ruins the ride for me).
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    Re: Amouage Portrayal

    Every Amouage I've tried had at least 1 if not 3 too many large accords crowding the composition for my taste.

    This minimal pyramid has me intrigued as otherwise I appreciate their ingredient...
  18. Re: An amazing mossy spicy green fragrance - Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery

    Wow, Manuel! Thanks so much for chiming in! Balenciaga is one of the only uses of heavy damascones that appeals to me because of the strong resins used to affix them.

    It's such a privilege to have...
  19. Re: An amazing mossy spicy green fragrance - Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery

    Thanks! Interesting.

    One of the vectors in common between Poison and Balenciaga pH is the rosy damascones/damascenones. Does Mousse Illuminee go in that direction? They're not necessarily my favs...
  20. Re: An amazing mossy spicy green fragrance - Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery

    I like Balenciaga a lot! A greener version sounds like an upgrade :)
  21. Re: An amazing mossy spicy green fragrance - Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery

    Thanks Chuck. But are you referring to Mousse Illuminee or another Rogue frag?
  22. Re: Halston Z-14 (old formulation) vs (new formulation)

    You're probably just underapplying. Remember Z-14 is an eau de cologne, and the sprayer is quite small, spitting out tiny spritzes per depress. I do 5-10 sprays.



    It's VERY different. Night and...
  23. Re: An amazing mossy spicy green fragrance - Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery

    Thanks!
  24. Re: Halston Z-14 (old formulation) vs (new formulation)

    I never considered Z-14 a beast at all. It was once a classy woody-spicy masculine.
  25. Re: So There’s a Fragrance Literally Called, “FECES”

    The shittiest frag I ever tried was Pino Silvestre Fifty
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    Re: What were the Late 80s like for fragrances

    Great analysis here! To me, the late 80s to the early 90s formed a transition era with many different experiments striking out in bold new directions, and a few transition formulae and exaggerated...
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    Re: Top 10 colognes I smell in California

    It's changed a LOT this decade... in a bad way
  28. Re: differences between CdG Laurel and ELDO Eloge du Traitre

    Eloge has a much darker, thicker base accord like classic 80s masculines, while Laurel is more modern green and herbal, somewhat unisex you could say.
  29. Re: An amazing mossy spicy green fragrance - Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery

    Thanks for the heads up! Sounds like a really interesting new brand.
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    Re: Aromatic Resinous Amber Suggestions

    Caravelle Epicee is pretty great. More emphasis on the spice than amber which suits my taste.
  31. Re: Halston Z-14 (old formulation) vs (new formulation)

    15% is a HUGE difference. Greater than most flankers. A reforumulation more than 5% different than the original is an abject failure imo.

    Besides the difference, the new crap is just terrible in...
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    Re: Tom Ford Italian Cypress = Halston Z-14

    Tom Ford would have been a little kid when Z-14 came out in '74. It was created by the great Vincent Marcello, also the nose behind other luminary frags in the 70s like Yatagan! A great genius about...
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    Re: Something similar to Versace Green Jeans?

    Yeah. It's in the same ballpark but definitely not a replacement.
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    Re: Roja Dove Fragrances...anyone else like them?

    I tried all of the original releases and I wasn't impressed with them at all
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    Re: Brioni Eau de Toilette

    What the heck does "vibe" mean?

    The pyramid looks almost nothing like Rochas Lui :(
  36. Thread: A New M7

    by MonkeyBars
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    Re: A New M7

    Well, it's a flanker. They had to call it something...
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    Re: Eucris Edp My Impressions

    Thanks all, I really enjoyed this thread. I love perfectionists – they're the sources of the best information here!
  38. Re: Testing Paco Rabanne Pour Homme tonight...the ladies reactions! :)

    The reason they reacted that way is that PRPH is MANLY.

    It's not wishy-washy or metro or anything like that. They're reacting to pure masculinity!
  39. Re: Parfums MDCI Bleu Satin: New Fruity Masculine Now Available

    I think IB is really lovely and deserved Turin's 5 stars, but is extremely expensive (I mean how expensive can the musk get? It's not like the cardamom EO is gonna break the perfume base budget).
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  40. Re: Stupid Question Time: Is YSL M7 Oud Absolu Repackaged M7?

    This is not a stupid question! Fragrance companies' marketing is notoriously opaque (though improving over time).

    M7 is a very unique, challenging scent. I definitely get the cherry cough syrup...
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    Re: Something similar to Versace Green Jeans?

    Green Jeans is very unique. I think Bowling Green is actually an excellent suggestion, and I don't agree it's that much sharper. Reviewers on Fragrantica seem to think Guy Laroche Horizon is similar...
  42. Re: Can I kindly get a recommendation for a replacement for my beloved fallen Tsar?

    Wow this is a tough call. I think the lactonic (coconut) accord in Tsar is really unique and a bit challenging, which is why it wasn't imitated much. Last time I tried it I got a hint of...
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    Re: Smell like a rockstar?

    I don't know why, but Davidoff Zino is what comes to mind. It's got patchouli edge, funk, richness, quality... maybe because it embodies and blends together so many opposites, just like controversial...
  44. Re: Wow! McGregor cologne (Faberge) is excellent!

    Thanks Bigs. This looks like a drugstore winner
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    Re: Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur in pictures

    I have brought this up several times, but imo Cardin A Man's Cologne is a totally different fragrance from Pour Monsieur, which makes sense since neither the box nor bottle say "Pour Monsieur"...
  46. Re: Has anyone samples all versions of the One Man Show?

    That is so weird. I didn't find it sweet at all! And I tend to think scents are sweet that others don't, such as Rive Gauche pH.
  47. Re: Halston Z-14 (old formulation) vs (new formulation)

    There are several other excellent frags in the category of (vintage) Z-14. Check out my reply on a different thread from years ago for more info. Any Z-14 fan owes it to themselves to explore these...
  48. Thread: Bergamot

    by MonkeyBars
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    Re: Bergamot

    Violet leaf, oakmoss, galbanum and petitgrain are some of my absolute favorite smells. I recognize that they are "bitter" but I absolutely crave their bitter green character. "Sweet" scents such as...
  49. Thread: Bergamot

    by MonkeyBars
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    Re: Bergamot

    I love bergamot! Of course taste varies. But I can definitely agree with you that bergamot stands apart from all other citrus oils I've sampled with a far more herbal/vegetal character.

    However I...
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    Re: Old-school Creed Sampling Thread

    It's the best of the bunch imo. The most unique has to go to Chevrefeuille Original though, also excellent.
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    Re: Best Zara fragrances?

    Been 3 years since I stepped in a Zara but I do recall how cheap and poor all their men's offerings smelled.
  52. Re: Rose fragrances - My opinion of POAL compared to my favorite Rose scents.

    I much prefer 900 as Lauder took AE's prominent aldehydes for their masculine release.
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    Re: VINTAGE Yatagan vs current FORMULATION

    Not particularly, no. I honestly don't see a big relation between them and don't really agree that Ricci was responding nine years later to Caron's release.
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    Re: VINTAGE Yatagan vs current FORMULATION

    What would you like to know about the comparison?

    Phileas is much more subtle and smooth than the Yat, which is very aromatic in comparison.
  55. Re: Rose fragrances - My opinion of POAL compared to my favorite Rose scents.

    I've been looking for a good masculine rose for years, and finally got around to trying the very affordable Aramis 900 – perfect! It's like a rose Yatagan.

    However the new formulation suffers in...
  56. Re: How much can we get oil from 1kg cloves?

    There is absolutely no way 10 cloves make an ounce of clove e.o. First off, 10 cloves have a lesser volume than a fluid ounce.

    I assume it's at least 100 for an ounce, if not 500 cloves.
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    Re: Sunshine in a Bottle

    Patou Sublime, aside from being one of the finest perfumes ever formulated, is indeed very sunny and yellow floral – but it does have quite a bit of complexity and dark corners. Not "simple" by any...
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    Re: What perfume is this?

    haha BNers are invincible!! :engel017:
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    Re: Let's post some vintage fragrance pics

    8oz Jicky EdC from the 80s

    88598
  60. Re: Mystery fragrance Jean Laporte L'Artisan Parfumeur Jaune

    Love the bottle
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    Re: Gengis Khan by Marc de la Morandiere

    Weak relation at best. Spicebomb is mostly cheap modern woody amber molecules that didn't exist in the late 80s. Also it's quite sweet, while GK is definitely not.



    I'm not a big fan of...
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    Re: Looking for a Powerful Soapy Scent

    The soapiest fragrance to my nose is definitely Grey Flannel. Violet ionones and green violet leaf.
  63. Re: What smells like Lime Basil and Mandarin?

    This!
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    Re: I need some help!

    +1 This is the only perfume I've ever tried (out of 1000s) that actually smells just like leather and not much else.
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    Re: Interesting story on perfumes to share

    Thanks! A well-written article.

    I do believe musk was used in ancient India though. Certainly they were very familiar with the theme of this article, which is that any real perfume must consist of...
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    Re: Do It For Love by By Kilian

    Ha!

    Highest concentration of vetiver eh? Even top-quality aged vetiver isn't all that expensive.
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    Re: Cool fragrances

    That's correct. For example, I rather like cyclamen aldehyde in moderation. It registers as herbal to me. And I have no trouble with birch tar used in microdoses to "dirty up" formulae. (My analogy...
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    Re: Cool fragrances

    Another legend! Thanks for your input DF. En Passant was definitely cool, but something about it rubbed me the wrong way. Maybe calone? (It's been a while.) Eau de Campagne is amazing and waaay ahead...
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    Re: Is there a blue lotus fragrance available?

    It's not mine. I got to sniff a vial of it produced by the owner of it. I believe it was the '09 harvest of wild Indian blue lotus that was made into a limited edition of some small volume of...
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    Re: Cool fragrances

    Amazingly, I think this one flew under my radar! I have a lot of respect for Goutal but just never found one of hers that quite hit the mark for me. Maybe this is it! She is very fond of immortelle,...
  71. Re: Cheap Old-School Masculine Clean Work Scent + Killer Longevity

    Grey Flannel is the ultimate bathroom deodorizer. Smells like an expensive hotel soap.

    Funny how wearing an expensive soap smells cheap and thin though.
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    Re: Is there a blue lotus fragrance available?

    Blue lotus is also mentioned a lot in ancient Indian texts like the Vedas iirc.

    I got to try the most incredible blue lotus absolute several years ago. High-quality blue lotus is extremely rare....
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    Re: Cool fragrances

    The Zegna sounds very good! I see one review calls the drydown "earthy", which is great. As with any citrus scent, my first question is: how is the longevity?

    I have tried Bergamote 22. As with...
  74. Re: Trying to Learn the Fundamentals of Fragrances (and get some suggestions)

    I'm a musician too and find many parallels between music and perfume. On a technical level, perfume is much more like a timbre played in slow motion which fades from the full chord with overtones to...
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    Re: New samples from Auphorie

    Mayura sounds amazing! Thanks to OP, never heard of this house before. Gorgeous bottles
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    Re: Cool fragrances

    Thanks for your thoughts. But isn't coal smoky-smelling? Now that I think of it I'm not sure I've ever even come into contact with actual coal chunks in my life.
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    Re: dark introvated masculin

    Caron Yatagan
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    Re: Cool fragrances

    Thank you SO much for racking your brains and contributing to my search y'all!.




    Nice, never heard of that! I wasn't impressed with the original Carven Vetiver. I tend to stray away from...
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    Re: Cool fragrances

    Thanks for the tip! Incense/smoke tends to register as warm to me, but wet stone could be interesting. Sounds like some seaweed which is pretty cooling too..
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    Re: Cool fragrances

    Thank you cacio and very good to see you! A true veteran who not surprisingly has come up with 3 frags I haven't tried.



    Interesting! Are the aldehydes very present as they tend to be in...
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    Cool fragrances

    Given the difficulties of search through the BN forum archives, I thought I would just post anew about this subject, as searching for "cool" cannot be done while removing "water" from the search.
    ...
  82. Re: Miller Harris La Fumee Series: any worth a purchase for a man?

    Haha that one does appear to be polarizing. It's no surprise I feel that way as I tend to hate smoky leather frags.
  83. Re: Miller Harris La Fumee Series: any worth a purchase for a man?

    I think Miller Harris is a great house. I own Feuilles de Tabac and Le Petit Grain and find them truly superb. All their fragrances I've tried showed good quality and deft composition.

    ...except...
  84. Re: NFL coach bought cologne to remember late owner’s scent

    good frag for a top dog
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    Re: Oscar de la Renta Gentleman - anyone?

    great bottle!
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    Re: Vintage patchouli battle

    It's clary sage, and to my nose that is one of the more dominant accords in this dense composition. That and the herbal lavender eo make it very green indeed for me (although balanced by rich florals...
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    Re: Fragranticas new format website! UGH!

    horribly ugly site with great features in its fragrance database
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    Re: Your Premier Jour by Nina Ricci is safe

    Wow! Perfume doesn't make the news like that very often. Weird... I guess it was the right size to carry around and look innocuous.
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    Re: Vintage patchouli battle

    GG has some birch tar "leather", while Zino eschews the smoky notes for a fuller, richer, greener, and more animalic (civet) approach. I don't like smoky accords so I'm a Zino guy for sure.
    ...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    1-12 is pretty disgusting iirc. Vanilla and violet leaf is a nauseasting combo. I will say it's rather unique in my experience. I guess it's no surprise it didn't spawn any imitations...
  91. Re: Caesar Man Cologne: any ideas about the sharp price rise ?

    Thanks man. Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure I tried Caesars Man and didn't like it.

    I love Lomani but avoid Azzaro & Rabanne due to the birch tar "leather".
  92. Re: Caesar Man Cologne: any ideas about the sharp price rise ?

    It's very strange you mention Rive Gauche pH in this context, as I found it incredibly sweet powdery lavender – an opinion hardly anyone else shares seems to share. I think I'm hyperosmic to coumarin...
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    Re: Paris Elysees Perfumes?

    I don't think so.

    http://paris-elysees-perfumes.com/
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    Paris Elysees Perfumes?

    Has anyone tried fragrances from this house? Judging from the bottles I guess they're cheapies – which I'm always curious about.
  95. Re: Fragrances where over spraying isn’t an issue (bothersome to others or becomes sickening) though

    1 Million must be easy to overspray since that does seem to happen often. I thought I hated it until I caught it on an electrician who had obviously been conservative with the trigger and realized...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I've been curious about Marbert Homme for a while. Would you say it has any smoky notes (such as birch tar "leather")?
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    Re: Aequalis by Mauboussin..anyone?

    I'm curious too. I've been impressed by this brand's quality-to-price ratio and general approach.
  98. Re: Fragrances where over spraying isn’t an issue (bothersome to others or becomes sickening) though

    Monsieur de Givenchy (not vintage) was reformulated down below aftershave strength. I've gotten it to last all day with 25 sprays, but I bet you could go higher.
  99. Re: Caesar Man Cologne: any ideas about the sharp price rise ?

    Hey Bigsly, good to see you!

    Drakkar Noir has some dihydromyrcenol, which as you know is my nemesis. Caesars is supposed to be reminiscent of it – any of that junk in this one?
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    Re: Lavender -Modern/Avant-Garde?

    :grin: Jicky is literally the furthest from modern lavender I could think of!
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