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    Re: Aramis Devin Country cologne then and now

    Thanks for reporting. Confirms that Aramis has taken care of their fragrances. I have this and enjoy it from time to time
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    Re: Latest Thierry Mugler - A*Men Ultimate!

    Yikes, not promising. I might buy this one just for the gorgeous bottle and because I am an A*men fanboy
  3. Re: Rentless - Gorilla Perfume at Lush...... opinions

    I too was intrigued by Rentless after seeing Sebastian review it in YouTube. I Was not impressed. Sebastian loves patchouli is his views are somewhat biased. I like patchouli too but Rentless had...
  4. Re: Has Dolce & Gabbana - The One lost its relevance among fragrance enthusiasts?

    In part it might also have to do with the fact that The One is a tobacco fragrance that appealed heavily to the “bros” in the community, and now Herod has stepped into that space. There’s been a...
  5. Re: Has Dolce & Gabbana - The One lost its relevance among fragrance enthusiasts?

    I think it’s a well understood fragrance that doesn’t warrant much further discussion. But the combination of amber, ginger, cardamom and tobacco is undoubtedly a winner and I have been considering...
  6. Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    Dior Homme Intense is perfectly acceptable for a first date. I am not sure how old you are but consider something more mature, fresher if you are over 30. I myself am 37 and only wear Dior Homme...
  7. Re: Which scent is closest to Straight To Heaven?

    Tom Ford Oud Wood, Guerlain LIDGE, Dior Homme all straddle that balance between similar but different, all are woody orientals
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    Re: What color would Amouage Memoir Man be?

    Army colours: faded greens, browns and yellows.

    My least favourite Amouage.
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    Re: Tabac Rouge.......Damn This Is Good Stuff

    In any collecting/obsessive hobby you will get certain “personalities” that are very direct in their communication ;). I would count myself among them but its a spectrum.
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    Re: What happened to Quorum?

    I have been enjoying current formula Quorum at work recently. Excellent value
  11. Re: Tom Ford Noir Extreme vs Tom Ford Noir pour femme

    Noire ExtrÍme is far nicer IMO. Noire Femme has almondy nuances I didn’t appreciate
  12. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Canada Exclusive?
  13. Re: Your Current Thoughts on Lalique Ombre Noire?

    Is it closer to team Encre Noire or team Lalique Pour Home? Because it seems Lalique is run by two different teams when it comes to fragrance. An avante garde team and a classic team
  14. Re: Your Current Thoughts on Lalique Ombre Noire?

    Loved Montblanc Exceptionnel :thumbup:
  15. Re: Large Bottle Sizes You Were Not Aware Your Fragrances Came In!

    I have no idea how the 3-spray a day guys would ever have a need for a 100ml bottle let alone one of these monsters!
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    Re: Unique 'to die for' fragrances...

    I already wrote a long post for the OP



    It smells like a next generation version of norlimbanol, it’s so strong you can almost hear it hissing :undecided:

    Well maybe not that strong, but you...
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    Re: Unique 'to die for' fragrances...

    This turns to absolute trash after the opening, has a large dose of that burnt plastic “incense” note.
  18. Re: Expensive smelling menís fragrances not necessarily high priced?

    This
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    Re: Got my Knize ten and knize ten golden

    Cuir Cannage is a friendly, smoother version of Knize 10.
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    Re: Unique 'to die for' fragrances...

    Based on what you’ve tried I think you may be on a road to disappointment or you will spend an exorbidant amount to arrive at something that “scratches the itch”.

    Take note of two things at this...
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    Re: Habit Rouge, Heritage, LīInstant or Egoiste

    Egoist followed by Heritage
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    Re: Which Mancera do you Recommend me

    Cedrat Boise should be the first citrus scent you get from Mancera, followed by Aoud Lemon Mint and then Black Gold. Actually these are all equally good. I strongly suggest you avoid Lemon Line as...
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    Re: Roja Dove Amber Aoud or de la Nuit 3

    Amber Aoud if it’s your first entry into Roja. It’s still the definitive Roja Aoud, even if I think Sultanate of Oman is the pinnacle.

    De La Nuit No.3 has the most decadent first 30 minutes of...
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    Re: Nasomatto Nudiflorum

    At least someone likes it :thumbsup:
  25. Re: My final post about Azzaro PH, and it's a request, maybe even a challenge.

    Azzaro PH is a fragrance I enjoy but I didn’t think it was worth having until I had bought around 400 bottles. That’s despite the very affordable price. If I was building a small collection Azzaro...
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    Re: Question about Chanel Allure Homme

    My wife brought home a 100ml tester that was down to the last 10ml and had soaked light for its entire life in the store She works in, and it still smelled great.
  27. Re: Open, by Roger and Gallet, is it discontinued? Anyone own and or wear this now?

    Haha I think you will appreciate this one
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    Re: Jaipur , blind buy ?

    The EDT might be safer since it is not powdery. I enjoy it
  29. Re: Why does (allmost) everyone say that Blenheim Bouquet [Penhaligon's] smells "Aristocratic"?

    Personally I can’t stand Blenheim Bouquet. I think “aristocratic” is a polite way of saying that it is a stuffy, out-of-touch fragrance that someone powerful and arrogant and ignorant might wear...
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    Re: Fragrancenet - Givenchy Gentleman

    I had no problem receiving a bottle of Givenchy Gentleman 1974. Contact Fragrancenet and get them to send you a free bottle to make up for not training their staff properly.



    I think we’re all...
  31. Re: Open, by Roger and Gallet, is it discontinued? Anyone own and or wear this now?

    Open and it’s flankers are still everywhere. I got into them after a recent discussion here, which was easy given they sell so cheap.

    Personally I prefer it to Havana, it’s development is nicer,...
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    Re: Amen metal flask discontinued?

    I bought a metal flask from FragranceX 3 weeks ago. IMO it is the most gorgeous bottle ever created. And as a bonus, it fixes the sprayer is fantastic compared to the rubber bottles (though I think...
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    Re: Mancera - Manufacturing Fault

    I had the same issue with a bottle of Sand Aoud, really out me off that fragrance because the leak gave off a nuclear smell from a fragrance that needs to be applied very lightly to be appreciated.
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    For me it seems PdM is a bit too clever with their marketing - the ridiculous incomplete backstory, the flood of freebies given to Youtube reviewer. And their fragrances are actually quite harsh and...
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    Re: Rose and Pepper

    Rose 31 does it very well
  36. Re: Givenchy Gentleman was my 1980's teenage scent - does it still have the magic ?

    Is Krizia Moods a good alternative?
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    Re: Copper by Comme des GarÁons

    No thanks.
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    Re: L' Artisan - Mass discontinuation.

    That’s alright, Bertrand Duchaufour has made a career out of Timbuktu flankers. May not smell identical, but he has rolled out that style of sweet, vetivery, incency fragrance again and again like a...
  39. Re: Your Current Favorite Fragrances That Set You Apart From The Public?

    Apart from Bleu de Chanel, just about everything in my collection. I have no other blue fragrances, I don’t own Aventus, I don’t own Invictus or similar and I don’t own Caloney aquatics.
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    Re: How do you rate Aramis Devin as a fragrance?

    Its one of those quality, vintagey fragrances you would generally only buy once you have an extensive collection. It only calls out to me to wear maybe a couple of times a year but its always a...
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    Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    Balenciaga Pour Homme is another good one. Lots of 4ml minis available at the moment at a reasonable price.

    Hindu Grass is another good one mentioned above by Trauerkraut



    Yeah good call.
  42. Re: The Cap And Why, Caps That Would Have Been Better Otherwise?

    Same with Givenchy Gentleman 1974.
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    Re: Versace dreamer new batches

    Funny, in 2016 we all thought the Dreamer was watered down as well. Give the bottle time.
  44. Re: Chanel Allure Homme vs Eqoiste Platiumn??? I went with.......

    Chanel masculines are all great and cater to different tastes so you are best placed to decide what is right for you. Allure Homme never recovered from Luca Turin’s bashing, but its actually quite...
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    Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    Ok goodluck then. No need for any gratitude for the time take for me to post. Here’s the note ranking for Heritage!
    ...
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    Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    I second Giorgio for men, a more floral take on Givenchy Gentleman in the current formulations.

    Some more options, starting with most expensive:

    1) Frederic Malle Monsieur. Lots of patchouli,...
  47. Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme vs Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    BV Pour Homme is like Rocabar without the benzoin note.
  48. Re: I received very negative feedback unexpectedly by a trusted loved one

    Encre Noire In any form is industrial stink. I have said it before and will say it again, it’s always been an anti-perfume. It’s incredible that the same house generally makes opulent stunners like...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Lalique Poour Homme. Because it is pretty much perfect for work
  50. Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme vs Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    I am a fan of both but BelAmi performs better. If you decide to go with the BV, try wearing some of it on clothes. Concidentally, BV Pour Homme has similarities to Hermes Rocabar, which also...
  51. Re: Amouage Jubilation XXV or Amouage Reflection Man

    Reflection.

    Jubilation to me is more of a Bertrand Duchaufour fragrance than an Amouage fragrance
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    Re: There's a fire, you can take only one.

    Hmm, maybe my bottle of Gucci Pour Homme 1976 since it can’t be replaced easily.

    But then again, Roja PDLN 3 is worth 15 times more, so I might grab that one.
  53. Re: Fragrances in your collection with similar scents.

    I have sold 250+ bottles often to avoid similarities ;).

    However, one double up was hard to resist because the cost was so low and big bold fougeres are a favourite: Duc de Vervin and Drakkar Noir...
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    I have 140 bottles. At one stage I got to 180 and paired back to 95.

    Maintaining a wardrobe here is very worthwhile, I always like to go into member’s wardrobes and have a peak, particular if...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Boucheron Jaipur PH. I waited way too long to try this, mainly because its not available for testing in Australia



    Mostly downhill from there
  56. Re: Fragrances you feel wear just perfectly, longevity, sillage, projection...

    Good topic. Thereís few that can match Heritage for how it melds with the wearer through the day. Following with interest. From my collection:

    Guerlain Heritage EDT, LIDGE
    Tom Ford Private...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    I can see the link, they are both creamy fragrances, and if you like one then itís likely you will like the other. But itís easy to distinguish them and worth owning both if this style appeals
  58. Re: Costume National Homme, Reformulated when re-issued again???

    I applied from a recent tester and it was that strong I could almost hear it hissing off my skin.
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    Re: Beta Male Scents

    Alpha males just wear whatever fragrance their beautiful girlfriend/wife buys them
  60. Re: Aramis Devin & New West..what's it like and is it worth to be part of collection.

    When I originally tried Devin 5 years ago I did it with an expectation that it was some sort of Polo Green substitute. But a pine note does not make a Polo Green substitute and devin is its own...
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    Re: Roja Dove kingdom of Bahrain

    Was too harsh for me. It’s a rough ride and about 16 hours later it bucks you off it’s back and I think it then transforms into a goblin and runs into the woods, cackling.
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    Re: A*Men Appreciation

    I’m a fan here, I think the patch note is great bouncing off the big supporting cast of notes. When I wear it I imagine my nose doing circles trying to get across the whole range of smells.
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    I like this one too, seems hard to find though
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    Loving this:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190927/7d23b336aff25a8093f6110ecb8ccdb7.jpg
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    Re: Tell me which P. de Marly I should buy

    I would suggest limiting your foray into PdM by buying decants. As everyone has said, PdM offerings are variations on common designer themes and often they are not even as good. I might get my head...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Lalique Pour Homme EDP. Wow! I am not worthy
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    Re: Parfums De Marly - Layton - Longevity issues?

    The only problem I had was it lasted too long
  68. Re: Hermes- Bel Ami [ vintage] versus New formulation

    I was in the local Hermes boutique recently and the SA sprayed some Bel Ami into the air just for his own pleasure while standing alone. The opening notes spread through the shop and they were...
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    Re: Forest / pine fragrance

    For pine, I think One Man Show is the best way to go to be honest. $10-15 and it was mission accomplished for me.

    Took me years to finally bring myself to buy this, but was very pleased when it...
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    Re: Forest / pine fragrance

    You guys, terrible! ;)
  71. Re: Your "chore" scents or dumb grabs at the moment

    One Man Show
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    Re: Problem with Versace "The Dreamer"

    Interesting observation
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    Re: Problem with Versace "The Dreamer"

    Let the bottle macerate for a few weeks at least and a few wearings
  74. Re: What time period do you consider "The Golden Age" of Fragrances?

    Problem with the current decade is that although the fragrances are great, there’s 2 problems:
    1) niche and prive fragrances are ultra expensive; and
    2) Although overall there are more great...
  75. Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Cologne - Gaining Popularity?

    Shinybeast you are right, it has recently become deeply discounted here in Australia, and being a reasonably competent offering from Guerlain, a lot of members are taking the opportunity to buy it. ...
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    Re: Parfums De Marly - Layton - Longevity issues?

    I find it performs well, but the problem is that it smells crass. Thankfully I only got a decant.
  77. Re: Midnight in Paris? Wasn't worth the hype for me at all!

    Iíve always found MiP to be basic. It was released at a time when designer houses were making even worse releases than usual, so just about any half-hearted effort would get some praise. Your three...
  78. Re: Best modern Niche/Prive interpretation of 70s/80s powerhouse genre

    Yes that makes sense. For me, a 70s/80s powerhouse must have bergamot, rosemary, leather and patchouli but I am prepared to accept other definitions because I loved that era so much.

    A couple...
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    Re: Your Favourite Perfumes From Roja Dove ?

    It would be easier to discuss the scents I don’t like, and even then those very scents are loved by others. The Roja line is an incredible body of work.
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    Re: Roger & Gallet open gold??? anyone try this?

    I received a bottle of this yesterday and was very happy with the purchase. It seems to be an oldworld floral leather, like a richer version of Knize 10. The opening citruses seem to be oranges or...
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    Re: Obsession for men? What have they done???

    The downgraded quality has got more to do with the fact that obsession does not sell unless it is heavily discounted. The quality of the juice is consumer driven in this case. Itís not like Polo...
  82. Re: For any lovers of Paco Rabanne PH out there

    Thanks, I’ll have a look. But No need for advertising here, first time I sprayed Paco PH, I was hooked. The ultimate fougere, all these coumarin heavy impostors of the last few years need to hurry...
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    Re: For Chilly Fall Days - Boozy Niche Scents?

    Nasomatto Baraonda is outstanding
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    Re: JV x NJ: The New King of Compliments

    I tried the blue one on the weekend and I don’t like the nuclear aquatic note. However, the huge projection is probably what brings the compliments. Similar to how Sauvage gets compliments.
  85. Re: Best modern Niche/Prive interpretation of 70s/80s powerhouse genre

    I was thinking the same, is modern Furyo worth owning at its pre-discontinuation price?
  86. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    Parfum díHabit and Guerlain Heritage for me.

    Beware, the road to a satisfying sandalwood is full of skeletons of those who never made it ;) Itís a note that rarely shines when it is pushed to the...
  87. Re: Best modern Niche/Prive interpretation of 70s/80s powerhouse genre

    Tom Ford generally does this sort of thing very well IMO. Tom Ford For Men, Grey Vetiver, Noir Anthracite are other excellent examples.
  88. Best modern Niche/Prive interpretation of 70s/80s powerhouse genre

    I’d love to have suggestions as per the title.

    I’ll get us started:

    - New York Intense;
    - Mousse Illuminee;
    - MIcallef Spicy for Him
    - Tom Ford Patchouli Absolu
    - MFK Lumiere Noire PH
    -...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    One Man Show Emerald Edition


    AND

    Can we get pics for the 3 Roger & Gallet Open flankers please?? Black, Gold and White

    Thankyou!

    Edited by Furrypine to add: I've submitted it to the...
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    Re: For those who wear Azzaro PH EDT

    I hope you’re right, and I have experienced this mace ration effect with a number of fragrances. My very new bottle has an amazing first hour, but then simmers down very close to the skin. I’d love...
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    Re: What about Versace "The Dreamer" ?

    Yes keep it. Worth having even in a large collection. I donít wear mine often but every once in a while I crave that tobacco accord.
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    Re: What about Versace "The Dreamer" ?

    Great connections there, very well put :thumbsup:. I enjoy all 3.

    Might I add, Mancera Black Gold is Mancera’s take in Versace Dreamer, albeit they haven’t dared list tobacco, I suspect for fear...
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    Re: I dislike Oud Wood now

    Oud Wood has got me aggressive compliments and I personally enjoy it thoroughly. And clearly I’m not alone because it is one of the most successful fragrances of all time in its competitive price...
  94. Re: Latest Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Flanker - L'Homme Ideal Cool!

    I think Cosmetics Now is in Australia, certainly would explain the delay and the low price!
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    Re: So What Happened to Sartorial Prices?

    Sad days, especially when you consider that Sartorial becomes pretty lame after the first 15 minutes. Pretty much the same story with every Penhaligons I try, they are topnote heavy even more so...
  96. Re: Throw A Unique Fragrance A Basenoterís Way! (We all want a new WOW.)

    I find Heeley’s Phoenecia to be outstanding. A leather fragrance enhanced by vetiver and dried fruits. Perfectly balanced. Great development, Great longevity.

    Room 1015’s Electric Wood is...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    The longevity of YSL Noble Leather. I applied in the early morning and when I applied my SOTE 12 hours later I considered that application to be a second layer. Smells great too.
  98. Re: Do you notice your fragrances get stronger as they age?

    I’ve experienced thus many times, but as noted by others it doesn’t work with every fragrance.
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    Re: Burberry London Packaging has changed

    Absolutely, a long-time Basenotes darling ;). Hopefully the silly fabric wrap has been dropped from the bottle.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    This thread is turning into a weather report.

    I have Acier Aluminium on today for work, its classy scent suited to the purpose that I dont wear enough. Its like a better performing Amouage Dia Man
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