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    Re: Loewe Solo Absoluto

    I've never tried 7 Natural. Solo Absoluto is actually the first Loewe flanker I've ever tried.
  2. Do you ever feel "guilty" for your excesses?

    This is something I personally struggle with.
    I think the last time I finished a bottle was years and years ago, and my collection just bloats from month to month.

    Sometimes I feel really guilty...
  3. Re: Hey peoples....any designer fragrance hype at the moment?

    I wear two of the fragrances listed here (Edition Blanche and Encre Noir)
    Can't say I've ever smelled either on anyone else. Love both.
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    Loewe Solo Absoluto

    My only previous experiences with the Loewe house were 7, which I enjoyed, and Esencia, which I absolutely loved.
    Today I received this as a gift, and I must say at first I was a bit underwhelmed.
    ...
  5. Re: honey fragrances, are there any out except Pure Havane ?

    Kouros.
  6. Re: Is there such thing as a 'fresh' winter fragrance?

    Lots of fragrances do great year round, and act differently under different weather.

    Prada Infusion, Kouros, Fahrenheit, Givenchy Gentleman, Quorum, Grey Flannel, Agua Brava, Caron PUH, Yatagan,...
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    How unique is Bvlgari Black?

    I enjoy blind buying unique fragrances, and I was very excited to order this one (which I couldn't test even if I wanted to)

    However, I'm reading some reviews and some people say it's very 'plain...
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    Re: Is civet a dated note in fragrance?

    I still haven't experienced anything I would consider 'too much civet'.
    I just can't get enough of it. I have to try Muscs Koublai Khan.
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    Poll: Re: whats your favorite soapy scent?

    Prada Infusion d'Homme, which is definitely much soapier than Amber PH.
    I don't even find Amber PH soapy, just cloyingly sweet.


    Same thing for Essenza, I don't find it soapy. I think the...
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    Re: About Narciso Rodriguez for Him

    Didn't know it was polarizing at all, but I don't think I checked its review section.

    Great fragrance. Very deep, wet, serene and grey. Definitely on my to buy list.
  11. Noir de Reminiscence - Very unique smell!

    Recently got a bottle of this for very little and I must say it was quite a surprise

    It doesn't really smell like anything I've ever smelled before.. To the point where I haven't even actually...
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    Re: New Fragrance: J Del Pozo - Halloween Man

    Got two samples of this with a mail order today

    Wearing it on my wrist right now

    Smells exactly like 1 Million. I can't give a side by side development comparison because I don't have any 1...
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    Re: Fragrance Myths and realities

    Myth: Fragrance is age, gender, sex, style, or era specific
  14. Re: Your favorite all-season, all-occasion designer?

    Rive Gauche & Infusion D'Homme
  15. Re: What scent do you prefer after the perfect shave?

    I rarely shave; when I do, I need something to cool me down.
    i.e; Colonia Assoluta, Rive Gauche

    Edit: Just noticed both the AdP line and RG were previously mentioned. Very nice!
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    Re: Major Blind Haul!

    lol, I wish it was the former as well!
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    Re: Trying KINSKI tonight....

    What's the story behind this brand/project? Who came up with the idea?

    Kinski is one of my favourite actors of all time
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    Re: Major Blind Haul!

    lol, I really have no idea, that's the point
    These were all bought blind, with nothing but how interested I was by reviews to go on

    If I end up not liking some, I'll just give them to friends or...
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    Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    I usually only do 1~3 sprays.
    1 being if I'm not really doing anything and just want to smell nice to myself OR I am going to a very sombre event, 2~3 for every other occasion.

    My skin tends to...
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    Re: Major Blind Haul!

    http://perfumesclub.com/

    Except Noir de Reminiscence, which I got here: http://www.perfumedigital.net/
    Also grabbed some other very nice deals at this website, like 150ml of Esencia for little...
  21. Re: Looking for a new frag thats very masculine but also modern!

    Loewe Esencia
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him
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    Major Blind Haul!

    I just found a great Spanish online retailer with very affordable prices and that carried many brands I have never heard of that that attracted my eye.
    I have literally no experience with them other...
  23. European BNers; what are your top online retailers?

    It seems like prices are much more enticing overseas; yet when shipping costs are added, the hassle and wait rarely justifies the small difference.

    What do you guys use?
  24. Re: Gentle People -- Your Expertise is Required

    Could be anything, you can't tell for sure. Could be the mixture of several things.
    Volume gets you noticed and complimented.

    I just came from the mall too, and am also covered in concoctions....
  25. Re: Finally found a good fragrance for A*Men's spot, and it is............

    Do so, I highly reccomend it!

    First feminine I've ever owned, and I couldn't be happier. It's just SO sexy and lush.
    Hell, I'm a straight man and if I ever smelled this on another man, I'd be all...
  26. Finally found a good fragrance for A*Men's spot, and it is............

    BLACK ORCHID!

    My 'A*Men Spot' was a spot reserved for an off kilter, gaudy fragrance from the rest of my line and sense of aesthetics. When I was getting started, A*Men did this job decently, but...
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    Designer-Niche Equivalents

    Few I've come across

    Encre Noire - Sycomore
    Azzaro Visit - CdG Sequoia
    Loewe 7 - CdG Incense Series
  28. Re: Describe each of these fragrances in ONE word

    Dior Homme EDT - Glam
    Rochas Man - Sweet
    Mugler Cologne - Green
    Cool Water - Deodorant
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    Re: Looking for summer night out scent

    Edition Blanche
    Colonia Assoluta
    Rive Gauche
    Prada Infusion
    Grey Vetiver
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    Re: What Would The Situation Wear?

    Bod must be a sponsor of the show.. This season they had a huge closeup on carefully planted Bod Sprays, which the cast then sprayed on eachother


    Anyway, Le Male, 1 Million, AdG, A*Men, Cool...
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman

    I would gladly take many fragrances off your hands including this one if only you shipped to EU, shame!
    But I perfectly understand why North American users wouldn't want to go through that hassle.
  32. Re: The dry down of Kouros is probably one of the best of all-time...

    I own DH but not Kouros, but prefer Kouros
    DH was pretty much a blind buy. While I don't dislike it, I think I could have done much better
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    Re: my thoughts of Clive Christian

    A bottle parading that it's the world's most expensive perfume is beyond tacky and tasteless, and says alot about the company and its potential customers.
  34. Re: YSL La Collection - Boycott this and avoid it like the plague

    http://www.loreal-finance.com/eng/news/acquisition-608.htm
  35. Re: YSL La Collection - Boycott this and avoid it like the plague

    I don't know if they plan to discontinue the tin can or differentiate and limit distribution through different markets.

    I've seen both the tin can and La Collection being sold at different stores...
  36. Re: YSL La Collection - Boycott this and avoid it like the plague

    http://www.fragrancesandcosmetics.com.au/Photos/131089.jpg


    That's La Collection. 125ml tin can? It will smell great :)
  37. YSL La Collection - Boycott this and avoid it like the plague

    Finally managed to test these. I have no experience with the M7, Jazz and Pour Homme originals, but the original Rive Gauche is one of my favourite fragrances ever and I'm A/B'ing the two of them
    ...
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    Re: What do you get out of L'Instant Extreme?

    Maybe that's why I disliked L'Instant, I hate La Nuit
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    Re: What do you get out of L'Instant Extreme?

    Citrus and cocoa. Tacky and burning combination in my opinion.
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    Re: Loewe Esencia full wear review...

    I think this is much better than Polo

    Polo is gauche and kitsch, Esencia is suave and classy
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    Re: Loewe 7: Initial impressions

    Today I went with less than 1ml... You're right, it's 100% olfactory fatigue.
    For some reason, before I spray, I can smell the scent from the sprayer. Afterwards, something just 'blocks' my nose and...
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    Re: Rive Gauche is perfect.

    I'm only 20 years old and I find it perfectly age appropriate
    It just smells like a high quality classy shaving foam. Old enough to shave? Old enough to wear Rive Gauche. Not old enough to shave but...
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    Re: Loewe 7: Initial impressions

    Finally tested it.

    Very plesant scent. A barbershoppy scent with lots of apple and some incense. I only get vetiver very late into the drydown. Lots of Iso E Super in the drydown, which isn't...
  44. Not another Kouros thread! This time mine :)

    Finally managed to test and give Kouros a full wearing. Wearing it as I write this.

    -I don't find the top notes challenging at all. They're funky but very attractive and inviting
    -The drydown is...
  45. Re: The dry down of Kouros is probably one of the best of all-time...

    Wearing it right now. Very clean and inviting musk.

    I love it when I get whifts from it. Very smooth scent.
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    Re: Loewe 7: Initial impressions

    Got the samples today, though I'll only be trying them tomorrow because I'm already covered in other things.

    I'll wear it out in the morning. Hopefully I'll like it!
  47. Re: Colonia Assoluta vs Intensa; Intensa worth the blind buy?

    Finally got a hold of some Cipresso di Toscana and Colonia Intensa samples


    CdT - Very bland and boring when I could actually smell it, quickly disappeared
    Colonia Intensa - It's ok.... Reminds...
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    Re: Rive Gauche is perfect.

    From the YSL line, at least Rive Gauche and Jazz have been reformulated and repackaged in 80ml black cubic bottles, which are being sold at PREMIUM prices.

    Some stores still carry the old RG,...
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    Re: Rive Gauche is perfect.

    Rive Gauche works for all seasons and all occasions. I cannot think of any occasion where it wouldn't do good.

    It's very different from Dior Homme imo. In smell, projection, longevity and ease of...
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    Re: Rive Gauche is perfect.

    I can understand why one could not find it interesting, there's not alot going on

    But what's going on, to me, is beautiful. Timeless and effortless, like a white shirt
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    Re: Rive Gauche is perfect.

    That's the 1971 Women's Fragrance
    Rive Gauche Pour Homme was released in 2003, black and white tin can (well, at least that's the original bottle. I still haven't tried the black cubic bottle...
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    Re: Rive Gauche is perfect.

    Wow, that's seriously terrible news.
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    Re: Prada amber, vs prada infusion

    I dislike Amber. I find it a very cloyingly sweet scent with no redeeming qualities.

    Infusion is beautiful. Clean cut, smooth and classy.
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    Re: Rive Gauche is perfect.

    Never heard of it before, and I can't 'see' it at all
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    Re: Rive Gauche is perfect.

    I haven't tested it yet, I own the classic aluminum can.
    If not, some stores still carry the tin can so I can always stock up on it :)
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    Re: Summer Musc

    Kouros
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    Rive Gauche is perfect.

    Honestly, I think this is the most complete and flawless fragrance I have ever smelled.

    Timeless, masculine class, perfect for any occasion.

    I can't find a single flaw in it. Perfect smell,...
  58. Re: Anyone else like "Davidoff Champion"? Other than me?!

    It's not bad, but way too salty for me.

    To my nose, it's basically a Platinum Egoiste copy with lower quality ingredients, and a VERY salty note
  59. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Encre Noire.

    I sprayed a couple of strips and each wrist with different fragrances before leaving the mall.. On my way home, I'm enveloped by a beautiful smell. I didn't even assume it was coming...
  60. Re: Looking for some good bargain summer fragrances.

    +1!

    I love Fahrenheit in the summer.
  61. Re: Colonia Assoluta vs Intensa; Intensa worth the blind buy?

    Can anyone liken it to another fragrance? I'm afraid my nose is not yet skilled enough to imagine a fragrance based on these attributes only!
  62. Re: Looking for some good bargain summer fragrances.

    Live Jazz!

    Great fragrance at bargain bin price
  63. Re: What Fragrance Gets You The Most Negative Comments

    I'm sorry to say I agree


    An expensive, high quality one though :)
  64. Re: Best frag for Fitness/Workout & going to the gym ?

    Oooooooh

    That's what I get for not reading everything
  65. Re: Best frag for Fitness/Workout & going to the gym ?

    I don't wear it to impress or attract anyone (I've never flirted with anyone at the gym), just a spritz or two out of personal hygiene and to keep me from smelling bad :)
  66. Re: Classier fragrance: Allure Edition Blanche or Allure Homme Sport?

    Blanche, no doubt


    Don't understand the widespread dislike for it here, I love it!
  67. Thread: Ambergris

    by Erik_Safari
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    Re: The Notorious "Ambergris Base" What does it actually smell like?

    Amber and ambergris are nothing alike

    Amber is tree resin, ambergris is a whale secretion
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    Re: Loewe 7: Initial impressions

    I'll make sure to try it!

    I've only tried Aqua and Esencia from the Loewe line. Aqua was just a boring aquatic, Esencia was a great smooth masculine. Will be sure to try this, thank your for the...
  69. Colonia Assoluta vs Intensa; Intensa worth the blind buy?

    I own Colonia Assoluta and it's one of my all time favourites. Lately I've seen alot of praise for Intensa around here, but I can't find any bottle for testing.

    I love the original Colonia and...
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    Re: A scent for spring evenings?

    Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver
    Lalique's Encre Noire
    Edition Blanche (Try it on your skin for a while.. the lemon can come across as astrigent in the opening, but then dries down to a nice creamy white...
  71. Re: The dry down of Kouros is probably one of the best of all-time...

    'Platinum Egoiste' is all I got out of Legend
  72. Re: Best frag for Fitness/Workout & going to the gym ?

    I wear a spray or two of Cool Water to the chest as my gym deodorant.
    Only use I really give CW.


    MC and Infusion D'homme would work, but it would be a waste!
    Anything that's clean or 'fresh'...
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    Re: Good Citrus Aquatics - Recoomentations?

    YSL Live Jazz
    Chanel Edition Blanche
    AdP Colonia Assoluta
    AdP Blu Mediterraneo series


    Not necessarily aquatics, but very nice citrus fresh fragrances
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    Re: Non-sweet cold weather fragrances?

    Out of those I have only tried Azzaro PH, which I also love.
    I'll take the fact that I very enjoy the few fragrances I recognize from these lists as an indicator that I should listen to their advice...
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    Re: Blind bought GIT and MI testers...

    I honestly have no idea how Creed is still in business

    Such poor quality control and product standardization should not be expected from a house charging such exorbitant prices for their products
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    Re: Blind bought GIT and MI testers...

    Don't want to derail the topic

    But I'm awed at your one time use of 'only' 8 sprays of 1 Million
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    Re: **All time best fragrance**

    While it's not my favourite, and I don't even own it, I vote for Acqua di Parma's Colonia.
    It's probably the most timeless classic I've ever smelled.

    GIT is probably equally timeless, but GIT...
  78. Re: What Fragrance Gets You The Most Negative Comments

    Closest thing I got to a negative comment was the first time I wore Givenchy Gentleman and went much heavier than I know to now.

    A couple of girls waved in front of their noses after they got off...
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    Re: Non-sweet cold weather fragrances?

    This one sounds really interesting.. Couldn't find it at any store though.
    I think this might be my first blind buy
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    Re: Platinum Egoiste Reformulated?

    If it really was reformulated, I wonder if other Chanels were too.

    I recently tested Antaeus and Egoiste, and found them VERY rubbery, something which no other BNer had experienced with either...
  81. Re: Burberry London. Projection and longevity.

    I get decent longevity, but no projection. An hour after I apply, it's as close to the skin as close gets.
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    Non-sweet cold weather fragrances?

    In the past I've owned A*Men, 1 Million and Burberry Brit. Currently I own Dior Homme.
    While I don't dislike any of them (except now 1 Million), I don't feel very comfortable wearing any of them.
    ...
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Platinum Egoiste

    Not a good blind buy at all IMO.

    At least it wouldn't have been for me, because I was very underwhelmed when I tried it.
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Platinum Egoiste

    While I acknowledge that PE is more of an easy going 'acessible' smell, I think it's a very high quality one and prefer it to the original Egoiste.

    I still haven't given Egoiste a full wearing but...
  85. Re: Designer frags I should check out based on my wardrobe?

    At the end of the day, my favourites were easily EN and Esencia de Loewe. Aramis is a very fun scent but definitely not at the top of my priorities list.



    Yes, the only thing that's between me...
  86. Re: Designer frags I should check out based on my wardrobe?

    Yeah, the Antaeus is definitely not for me. Too sweet. Time to wash it out!

    I recently bought Dior Homme on a whim and I feel it may be too sweet and feminine for me as well. I don't think...
  87. Re: Designer frags I should check out based on my wardrobe?

    Yes, it was the original Egoiste. I don't know if it's sandalwood because I don't know what sandalwood itself smells like, but there was not much of a 'woody' quality to it!

    Whatever it is,...
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    Re: Most powerful fragrances?

    Finally tried Aramis today

    Kouros feels like a quiet and tame baby next to it! Though, Kouros also feels more civilized, like a man in a nice suit, while Aramis feels like a leisure suit, a beer...
  89. Re: Designer frags I should check out based on my wardrobe?

    Today I tried:

    Roadster - Smells like a spicy cooking pantry... Not my thing
    Egoiste - Again I've tried this and again it didn't click. I get what feels like rubber and then something very sweet....
  90. Re: just for fun - what's your most hated fragrance

    So many fragrances I enjoy and own or have owned are showing up here, oh my!

    Hehe
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    Re: Most powerful fragrances?

    Egoiste is just one of those fragrances that I don't 'get', at least yet

    I've given it several (albeit quick, at a store) tries and not only did it not strike me as remarkable, I don't even...
  92. Re: Lalique - Pour Homme VS Encre Noire VS White

    'Cologney' Iso E Super bomb?
  93. Designer frags I should check out based on my wardrobe?

    Sticking to designers for accessibility and budget purposes
    Asking for general direction so I don't have to spray and sniff the entire store. My nose gets tired, the stores reek, and the SA's feel...
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    Re: Most powerful fragrances?

    lol, I meant 'power' as in 'powerful, influential and wealthy', not just loud and projecting
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    Most powerful fragrances?

    Think Gordon Gekko.
    Go!


    Antaeus.
  96. Re: just for fun - what's your most hated fragrance

    Everything by Diesel I've smelled so far (FfL, Only the Brave)

    I didn't hate 1 Million at first, but when I started smelling it on every hick wannabe...
  97. Re: Givenchy Pi: "It's too old for you "... [18 y/o]

    Pi was my favourite fragrance ever, I was 17 years old and it was a gift from a girlfriend at the time

    Got nothing but compliments from it and never got a single comment like that
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    Re: 12 sprays and counting...

    I have the exact same problem with it.
    I douse myself in it, as I walk outside it's only faintly perceivable.

    By the time I get to college or work, I can't even smell it anymore.
  99. Re: Givenchy Gentleman - What an amazing fragrance!

    I'm not sure I want lighter. I've always worn 'light' (by GG standards) and 'modern' fragrances, but I'm absolutely addicted to this.
    It's so strong and invigorating. I feel like a Man!
  100. Re: Givenchy Gentleman - What an amazing fragrance!

    I can't stop sniffing this, it's completely intoxicating.

    Anything else that's similar?
    Only fragrances that I've smelled with resembling notes were Kouros and Antaeus if I recall correctly.. I...
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