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    Re: Eau de Campagne - need some input

    I think either the juice has turned (too much UV exposure?) or you're anosmic to it. I've worn this one for over 10 years, and I have a current/recent formulation. It isn't a monster but it lasts...
  2. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    From a sample set from Luckyscent:

    PdE Azemour les Orangeries - Very much in the same vein as Eau de Guerlain, but with more orange blossom. Nice

    Xerjoff Kobe - This one is way sweeter than I...
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    Poll: Re: Yatagan OR Pour Un Homme ?

    I love both, and for different occasions. That said, I reach for PuH more frequently, so I voted for that one. I usually wear it in the evening when I want to relax. A burst of aromatic lavender,...
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    Re: What is that smell?

    Could be dihydromyrcenol (spelling might be off). It's in a lot of fresh fougeres like Cool Water, GIT, etc.
  5. Thread: House Help!!

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    Re: House Help!!

    It sounds like you're leaving out house Chanel, specifically Coromandel, if you haven't tried it. I think you'd like it based on the others you've listed.

    +1 HdP Ambre 114, Moulin Rouge, 1969
    +1...
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    Re: What exactly does orris smell like?

    It smells of buttery, soft, round ionones; which are the main component of Violets. It doesn't smell crisp. It is a gorgeous smell and it's really tough to describe. If you subscribed to the Ponk...
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    Re: Luca Turin on Frederic Malle

    Well said! Expert judgment is always a more trustworthy source. Look at it like Robert Parker for the wine industry - he might rate a Bordeaux 92 points, but if you don't like Bordeaux, you're going...
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    Re: Sexiest powder fragrances?

    Totally agree, 1725 is the most cuddly fougere I've ever smelled, it borders on oriental. If it's your thing, it's perfect. A little too much to me.

    When I think of powder, I think of golden...
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    Re: Luca Turin on Frederic Malle

    I think this house does feminines much better than unisex/masculine offerings, and maybe the model of letting the perfumers "create" could sort of be analogous to the (majority of) fashion in way,...
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    Re: What cologne would Thomas Ravenel wear?

    As far as gentlemen are concerned, I wouldn't bestow that title to him. Do you know him and his track record? Anyway, not going to debate, everyone is entitled to their opinion. I live in Charleston...
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    Re: What cologne would Thomas Ravenel wear?

    Eau de BS? Probably Aventus in all honesty. Next time I see him I'll take a sniff and try not to get any powder on myself.
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    Re: Prominent galbanum scents...?

    Yes, I remember before this one was released when visiting a museum exhibit in Columbus Circle NYC at the MAD; they had pure galbanum atomized in one of the aroma wall cavity dispenser things, saying...
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    Re: Rive Gauche PH in warmer temperatures?

    To me, this one is like cooking with olive oil - it can take heat, but don't get it too hot or it will start to smoke. It does open up nicely with warm temperatures, and you can tone it down if you...
  14. Re: PONK module 6 - odour descriptions here (spoiler alert past post 1)

    Here are my brief impressions, pardon the lack of coherance. These were all sniffed within 5 minutes and then about half an hour later.

    1.Dusty, sweet, light, yet doughy. Purple, violety, orris...
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    Are you talking about Original Santal or Santal Imperial which was reviewed? I always thought OS was sickly sweet and heavy with synthetics. I have not tried Imperial as it is hard to obtain.
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    Re: Today I bought November 2016

    57694Tea for Two.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th November, 2016

    Feeling dark today...
    Serge Noire
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yIVxLwTaFs4/UbjTVErSSeI/AAAAAAAAHYs/F1KUvFH3xx0/s1600/serge-noire-au-gingembre.jpg
    Image courtest of augingembre.blogspot.com
    May we...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 8th November, 2016

    On this election day, Yatagan by house Caron.
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  19. Thread: Incense?

    by runstile
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    Re: Incense?

    No one has mentioned any from L'Artisan?

    Timbuktu
    Dzongkha
    Passage D'Enfer
  20. Re: What is your signature scent, or your favorite scent?

    Warm weather - Timbuktu
    Cold weather - Ambre Sultan
    Work - Rive Gauche pour homme
  21. Re: New Study : Over one-third of Americans report health problems from fragranced products.

    Exactly... I didn't read the link, but does it fully define "ill"? I feel like they would need to be professionally diagnosed to be classified accordingly.
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    Re: Heretic Parfums

    I feel that way about most all natural perfumes. They just seem to feel flat in comparison to ones bolstered with synthetics. So yeah, I'd agree when comparing to those.
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    Poll: Re: Where are standards heading

    Ha. I honestly was going to say "staying the same for niche while increasing for designer", but the total bomb of Sauvage takes the entire designer market into the red for me as well! One bad apple...
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    Re: Heretic Parfums

    I actually went in yesterday in NY and got to smell the line. These are nice, if not minimalistic (at least on paper). I was told these were all natural, and that the name Heretic was given as a...
  25. Re: Please suggest some decent black/pink pepper scents

    +1 Poivre Samarcande, it's the niche version of Bang. Pricey though, as it wears very close to the skin.

    Check out a lot of the work done by Mark Buxton (some CdG mentioned above) and Bertrand...
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    Re: Delicious lavender

    Agree with Caron pour homme, Gris Clair; I haven't smelled many of the other suggestions but...

    it's worth trying A Taste of Heaven. If you prefer designer vs. niche because of price, you can...
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    Re: bergamot: how does it smell like

    I agree with the suggestion of smelling some Earl Grey tea; it's all there. Also, I wonder if I'm the only one who made this association, but the smell of Fruity Pebbles cereal seems closely related...
  28. Poll: Re: Spinoff: 5 Vintage Fragrances or 5 Future Fragrances?

    Option A, without a question. There are so many logical reasons...

    One of them being what's in the past is lost and gone forever. At least for the future releases you have a chance of getting...
  29. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    From Trauerkraut

    HdP 1740 Marquis de Sade - I love this leather
    Borneo 1834 - dusty cacao
    Derby - soapy, clean saddles
    Eau de Campagne - my first love
    Knize 10 - amber and leather, luxurious
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    Re: Loving Ambre Sultan

    Also try A Taste of Heaven - By Kilian. This stuff is lavender, absinthe/wormwood notes on a wave of gorgeous amber.

    P.S. Chergui has similar characteristics, sort of like a tobacco and hay spin...
  31. Thread: Animalic Musk

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    Re: Animalic Musk

    Not totally a musk scent, but it gives it structure, is Al Oudh by L'Artisan. Definitely spicy, dry, and woody, but there is also musk.
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    Re: Group decision time

    Yup, what he said. Grey Vetiver.
  33. Re: Ashy Fragrances, any recommendations for non inscense smoke?

    Patchouli 24 has a nice ashy smoky element to it, paired with vanilla.

    Also Serge Noire; I don't get incense, but red hot embers, yes.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th October, 2016

    Habit Rouge EdC
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    Re: Various Creed Questions -----> Go!

    Your favourite: Green Irish Tweed
    Your Least favourite: Original Santal
    Most Unique: Acier Aluminum
    Over-rated: Aventus
    Worst Performer: Zeste Madarine Pamplemousse
    Yet to try: Baies de...
  36. Re: Complimentary Fragrances in Luxury Hotel Suites?

    The Setai in South Beach, Miami had Roja Dove Neroli toiletries. I stocked up for sure! They also perfumed the common areas with it. I would've killed for the vat of parfum d'ambience they were...
  37. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Have you tried Lubin - Le Vetiver? It's a little soapy but very dry, with notes of frankincense.

    I received my Tauerville samples - Rose Flash, Amber Flash, and Incense Flash. The rose is so rich...
  38. Re: Which fragrance garners the most COMPLAINTS when you wear it?

    Black Aoud - just by it's sheer volume I'm sure, the stuff is nuclear. Granted I've only gotten 1 actual complaint.
    3eme homme - on a sweltering summer day
    Ambre Sultan - again, it's a beast in...
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    Re: Experiences with matching shower gels/soaps?

    Cacio, the bath oil to me smells exactly like the lotion, so you are correct on this one. Get the shower gel, or at least get some samples and give it a try. Interesting you got neroli out of it...
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    Re: Spraying on Clothes P&C

    This. I just read probably the most concise way of saying this, from a recent LT review (of Antonion Gardoni's perfumes) of one he deemed worthy of his skin: "[spray on skin] to get the full effect,...
  41. Re: Which Fragrances Do You Most Look Forward to Wearing Once the Weather Turns Really Cold?

    Basically all of my Serge Lutens -
    Ambre Sultan,
    Chergui,
    Bois de Violette (more specifically this one because I just bought it),
    Daim Blonde,
    Five O'Clock,
    Serge Noire

    L'Artisan -...
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    Re: Experiences with matching shower gels/soaps?

    Our pals eBay and Fragrancenet.com almost make their markup reasonable with discounts. Check them for gift sets and prices!
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    Re: Spraying on Clothes P&C

    Agree with hednic and hedonist.

    Where do you spray? Have you tried spraying on other areas of your body where the skin might be less sensitive, such as inner elbow, or wrists? Have you tried...
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    Re: Experiences with matching shower gels/soaps?

    Sisley Eau de Campagne bath gel is perhaps the most transcendental experience I've ever had in the shower. It's more lush and green and less citrus. Simply amazing. The lotion is ok but it's a little...
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    Re: Recomdtions: Leather,Boozy,Gourmand,

    All great suggestions, have you tried Body Kouros? It might fit the bill. Also, outside of your price range but Patchouli 24 is quite nice, sort of a burnt vanilla with leather.
  46. Thread: Serge Noire

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    Re: Serge Noire

    It's not really that bad. If you're sensitive to camphoraceous notes, I'd steer away. The opening can be harsh at times. Honestly, I don't get much incense (read: frankincense) like in other incense...
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    Re: Any good anti aging face cream

    Skinceuticals vitamin C serums, Phloretin CF for combo/oily or CE ferulic for normal/dry skin. Actually, www.cosmeticskinsolutions.com makes the EXACT same products at over 70% off.

    Daily broad...
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    Re: Citrus/incense/wood cologne

    Out of those you've listed I've tried CDC 2man and GPHI; they are great. But I agree with Cacio here; neither are heavy on citrus.

    Give Lubin - Le Vetiver a try. I get frankincense and a lovely...
  49. Re: NEW: Au Coeur du Desert by Tauer Perfumes AND Tuberose Flash by Tauerville

    I was thinking the same thing; and this correlates with the naming conventions. L'air, which floats freely, and coeur (body) which is more dense and grounded.
  50. Re: Animalic / dirty / challenging - suggestions?

    Agree on Oud 27, Aoud Cuir D'Arabie and also suggest Tobacco Oud with its barnyard note.
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    Re: Today I bought September 2016

    Vintage used Serge Lutens Bois de Violette (old label, export bottle) on the sale forum. Thanks Zephyr1973! Been waiting to add this one to my collection for a while now.
  52. Re: Classic Colognes That You Think Still Hold Up

    SHHHH! Don't ruin it; if it suddenly gets reformulated I'm blaming you!

    Totally agree.

    Also (even though vintage is preferred),
    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Eau Sauvage
    Habit Rouge
    Chanel Pour...
  53. Re: Notes you Look For Compared to Notes you Avoid

    Love:
    Citrus
    Bergamot
    Mandarin
    Lemon/Lime

    Floral
    Petitgrain
    Neroli
    Orange blossom
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    Re: TDH ETF vs Dior Homme Cologne

    Dior Homme Cologne has no relation to the other scents in the series; actually I sort of have an issue with the marketing/packaging being in the same line (I'm sure it was done to bolster sales as...
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    Re: Your favorite patchouli?

    L'Artisan Patchouli Patch - lightened by osmanthus and a touch of transparent musk in the style of Passage d'Enfer, this one isn't musty or heavy. Very versatile.

    I saw a couple of these on the...
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    Poll: Re: Which Lutens for a blind buy

    By order of the likelihood you'll like them...

    Chergui > Daim Blond > Fille en Aguilles > Feminite du Bois
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    Re: recommend WHITE floral fragrances for men!

    Agree with JPG Fleur de Male
    Nuit de Tubereuse
    SL Fleurs D'Oranger
    Bond no. 9 Fire Island
  58. Re: What fragrance(s) are you holding onto even though you don't like it?

    I blind bought L'Artisan Vanille Absoluement; it's just ok. Probably wear it once a year. I also keep a few classics in my wardrobe that I don't really wear in public. They are more "case studies"....
  59. Re: Any good fragrances with a strong mastic note?

    Yes, this was the first one to come to mind. It's centered around mastic, not just as a supporting note (from the PR). I have not tested this one, however. Perhaps someone can chime in who has?
    ...
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    Re: Greens without vetiver

    I agree with the already mentioned:

    Sisley Eau de Campagne (my all time favorite fresh scent)
    Diptyque - Phylosykos (and therefore Premier Figuier, both by Giacobetti)

    I'll add:
    Heeley Menthe...
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    Re: Zen Peacefulness

    Dzongkha for me. Cool iris and incense. Sometimes I'm driven to amber accords as well, such as Caron pour un Homme, L'eau D'Ambre, or if I'm also in need of indulging, Ambre Sultan
  62. Re: Does anyone else get "powderiness" from Timbuktu?

    I was going to say it's probably the patchouli as well; it's subtle but it's in there.
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    Re: Project Renegades: Bertrand Duchaufour

    I believe it's in the family of "woody-ambers". Luca Turin mentions their aromas as smelling of very concentrated "rubbing alcohol". There was a recent Ponk Club (Mumsy sends out unlabled raw...
  64. Re: Leather, Tobbaco, woods, pepper,spicy?frag suggestions?

    Al Oudh - L'Artisan Parfumeur
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    Re: Louis Vuitton parfume. September 2016

    Ha!
  66. Re: What are your work horses? Most used work scents/dumb grabs

    Guerlain Eau de Cologne Imperiale
    Mugler Cologne
    Eau De Campagne
    Neroli Sauvage
    Green Irish Tweed
    Rive Gauche
    Encre Noire
    Yatagan
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    Re: LV & Dior article

    My thoughts as well (actually they were "that's BS").
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    Re: Paradigm Shift

    I haven't tried the Tauer, but what about Lyric Man?
  69. Re: Your 3 favorite from Le Labo? And 3 you dislike?

    Like:
    Rose 31
    Patchouli 24
    Oud 27

    Dislike:
    Fleur D'Oranger 27
    Vetiver
    Ambrette
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    Re: Best Raspberry or Blackberry Cologne for Men

    I second this one.

    Mure et Musc - Starts almost with a green/tomato leaf top, then straightforward blackberry, and dries into a cuddly musk. Not a showstopper but it's casual.
  71. Roja Dove Neroli Extrait - Anything similar?

    Last year I stayed at the Setai in Miami and this was the hotel's signature scent - it was piped in their lobby and common areas, and the toiletries were all ROJA parfums as well. I stocked up on...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 1, 2016

    AdP Colonia Assoluta - I don't know why I only wear this a few times a year; it's as steady as a Swiss watch and has the longevity of a fougere with cologne freshness.
  73. Re: New L'Artisan bottles, packing and sub-line...

    I totally agree. I respected the minimal changes they incorporated in the past. Too many cooks in the management kitchen, I believe.
  74. Re: Vegas Shopping: Kiton, Lalique White, Allure Ed. Blanche, other?

    Don't waste your money buying designer scents @ retail prices. Shop niche while you can! Vegas has great shops already mentioned above (Forum Shops, Barneys, etc.)
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    Re: Auphorie review

    Lovely reviews! Especially the backseat Camaro offspring and the authentic oakmoss holigram. I've got to try these.
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    Re: Best cedar wood/orange combo

    Neroli Sauvage has a citrus and cedar-like blast. Try it out.
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    Re: Delicious burnt brown sugar scent?

    Also Eau Noire. my favorite from these three.
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    Re: Ultra-fruity masculine scent

    Agree with Pulp, it's potent and jammy

    Citrus - Orange Sanguine, Grand Neroli, and the entire rest of the Atelier Cologne line for that matter
    Melon - Millesime Imperial, Wall Street
    Fig -...
  79. Re: What fragrances come to mind when you think of 'anger' or 'melancholy'?

    This would be particularly dry, inky, or cold smelling scents for me.

    Yatagan,
    Norne/Jeke (whichever one smells like the forest floor, I forget)
    Serge Noire
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    Re: Tuberose and white floral for man

    Give the L'Artisan a try, I don't get a tropical vibe.

    +1 on Lutens Fleurs D'Oranger, I own it.

    Bond No. 9 - Fire Island
    JPG - Fleur de Male, if you don't mind the heavy vanilla/musk base that...
  81. Re: Recommend me a JCE floral for spring

    Also might want to try Paprika Brasil; it's spicy like fresh peppers, giving it an almost green characteristic.
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    Re: Masculine Tuberose

    +1 L'Artisan Nuit de Tubereuse

    The lush, oily tuberose is countered by spices and incense.
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    Re: Breakup perfume !?

    I just had a breakup last fall, and honestly, I would not want ANY new associations with a perfume that were negative, especially one as traumatic as a breakup. I would buy her something from her...
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    Re: Best fragrance for rainy days.

    I see a lot of vetiver in the scents posted, and I agree on that with Encre Noire. I think the vetiver is a nice "dry" note that counters with the wet, humid air.

    I also enjoy Grey Flannel if it's...
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    Re: New Dior Prive La Colle Noire for 2016

    Wasn't Eau Noire also inspired by this same house? I know this will be a totally different fragrance but... I hate they are reusing the same idea.
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    Re: Are you a Perfumer Groupie?

    I don't judge a book by it's cover, or a perfume by it's perfumer, really until I smell it. It's all in the juice. You never know who was involved in making the perfume (esp. if it was for a big...
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    Wonderful news! Bookmarked for sure. Your writing is the highlight of my day.
  88. Re: New L'Artisan bottles, packing and sub-line...

    duplicate
  89. Re: New L'Artisan bottles, packing and sub-line...

    Apparently the design change encompasses the entire brand, including the storefronts. A friend of mine snapped these in Paris (I believe in the Marais) I get a luxe apothecary vibe from it.
    49072...
  90. Re: Your Top 5 Wet Shaving Creams or Soaps. Gentlemen...

    Jack Black Beard Lube

    Used this stuff for years; the menthol slightly numbs and soothes, and it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. Convenient for shower shaving.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2016

    http://blog.slate.fr/anti-blogue-la-mode/files/2012/12/EauNoire-1.jpg

    Dior - Eau Noire


    Bought from DerangedGoose (thank you!) in the forums. I've been holding out on getting this one for...
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    Re: which perfume does these notes best?

    Citrus - Lime, Basil and Mandarin (mostly for longetivity) / Eau De Guerlain
    Green - Eau de Campagne
    White floral/Chypre - Roja Neroli extrait
    Oud - TF Oud Wood / M7 (not experienced in Oud; need...
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    Re: Next Creed to try?

    Give Neroli Sauvage a try if you like citrus.
  94. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Satuday, April 11 - Lalique Encre Noire

    What a great vetiver. I love it's minimalistic approach, just a touch of smoke and woods, no top notes to speak of. Lovely, discrete, and masculine.
  95. Re: Seeing a strange difference between Creed and Designers

    It's all relative.. haha.

    I find most Creeds to be a lot more subdued/understated in "sillage" compared to designer offerings. It also depends on what "designer" scents you're comparing to. If you...
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    Re: What is your strongest chastity belt scent?

    The only one I totally agree with is Grey Flannel. That stuff is androgenous. Reminds me of what the angels on Dogma would spray themselves with, haha. (Dis)honorable mention goes to Le 3eme Homme;...
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    Re: Warm/Dark Scents in Spring/Summer

    I second Tauer - L'Air du Desert Marocain

    Also Timbuktu and Dzonghka

    It seems incense and vetiver are good notes for warm and cold seasons.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - April 2015

    I've joined the hednic fan club with my new-found obsession for Astier de Villatte. This spring will most likely be Commune de Paris until I buy another one! Curious of what you all think of this one?
  99. Re: If money was not object - how to get perfect skin?

    I have a weakness for high end skincare.

    Favorite lines: Sisley Paris, ReVive, Skinceuticals

    Sisley - Global anti-age, restorative facial cream, express flower gel, eye contour mask, tropical...
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    Re: Need hair product recommendations for son.

    Try Bumble and Bumble and Oribe stuff.

    Bumble and Bumble - Styling Creme (as a base, the more you use the more it holds).
    Bumble and Bumble - Sumotech; a great paste that is gonna do just about...
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