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  1. Thread: Off-Topic

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    By the way, I was watching a Nat Geo special that highlighted the CAPE BUFFALO....

    I never knew what a cape buffalo was before, although I knew you had been gored by one.

    Hednic...What in...
  2. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Why do people always misuse the expression "rare form?"

    My little cousin, who's a complete maniac, is acting like a complete maniac today. My aunt says to me, "Oh, watch out, David's in rare...
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    Re: What's Your Most Flamboyant Fragrance?

    I agree with you there. I never thought of Aventus as flamboyant. Unless you over apply it--which is easy to do--it's a pretty safe choice.
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    Re: Biggest projecting Fresh Scent?

    What do you guys think about the projection on Silver Mountain Water?

    I'm wearing it today and I could be paranoid but I swear I'm choking people out.

    The girl I was just talking to was...
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    Re: I just got bombarded for my Pure Malt!

    Your friend has good taste!
  6. Re: A GREAT Overlooked Vanilla Fragrance: Le Couvent de Minimes Eau des Missions Botanical Cologne

    It says "Cologne" on the bottle, but other than that it does not say EDT or EDC anywhere, so I guess it's an EDC?

    I really don't know.
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    Re: What's Your Most Flamboyant Fragrance?

    The replies in this thread are great. Everyone of them, I think, "Yep...that's pretty flamboyant."

    These are the kinds of frags that I can't touch, unless I really love how they smell and they...
  8. A GREAT Overlooked Vanilla Fragrance: Le Couvent de Minimes Eau des Missions Botanical Cologne

    Or something like that..I've seen the name in several different combinations:

    Le Couvent Des Minimes Eau Des Missions Botanical Fragrance

    Eau des Missions

    Eau des Missions Cologne...
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    Re: Looking to buy first Oud Fragrance

    I would go for something that showcases oud but is also pleasant to wear.

    I found Tom Ford Oud Wood fits these criteria.
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    Re: mens fragrance with menthol smell?

    Eau Radieuse by Humiecki and Graef has the craziest menthol opening I've ever sniffed. It's like a shot of arctic air strait up the nostrils.
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    Re: What's Your Most Flamboyant Fragrance?

    Now THAT is one flamboyant list!
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    Re: What's Your Most Flamboyant Fragrance?

    The Hippo has returned! :)

    Still haven't sniffed the Parfum version but it sounds really good.
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    What's Your Most Flamboyant Fragrance?

    You know, the one you go for when you're strutting your stuff...


    Do you have one?
  14. Re: Ways to boost a frags sillage or projection?

    Lol...
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    Re: Classy Fragrance Recommendations

    Eau Sauvage Parfum

    Invasion Barbare

    Ambre 114

    Royal Oud
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    Re: ok try to picture this for me

    Memoir Man
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    Re: deep fragrances

    Puredistance M was pretty deep. I didn't love it, but it has a depth that is rare.
  18. Re: A sloppily dressed person seeking compliments on his fragrance at the local buffet.

    Must have been the case...
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    Re: What is the most sterile fragrance?

    Oxygen by Nu_Be. But it's not medicinal.
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    Re: What is the most futuristic fragrance?

    Eau Radieuse

    Almost Transparent Blue
  21. Re: Pure Malt-my short love hate relationship

    I doubt it was Pure Malt, probably some variation of Axe or a body shop product.

    But I see your dilemma. A bad experience with a fragrance can ruin it for good or at least a while.
  22. Re: Alternative to Tobacco Vanille (with less spice)

    Yeah, I get a lot of tobacco and vanilla from Herod. Haven't worn it in a while though, so I'll have to give it another sniff. I just remember thinking it smelled a lot like TV but more refined and...
  23. Re: Bleu de Chanel is starting to become the Aqua di Gio of this error

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3bs6tOJMj1rtgfeuo1_500.gif
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    [USA] Re: CREED Selectio Verte 250 ML Flacon w/180 mls Remaining: $210 SHIPPED

    Updated 10/20
  25. Re: Alternative to Tobacco Vanille (with less spice)

    +1 Herod is a great alternative to Tobacco Vanille. It's very similar, but more refined. It doesn't bang you over the head like TV and has bit of a more complex, balanced structure.
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    Re: Taking a Cologne Bath

    Lol

    I was waiting for the results of this experiment. Glad to see it worked out for you!

    You should try taking a Pure Malt bath. See how that goes.
  27. Re: Timeless Classic... Versus... Dated Fragrance ?

    Timeless: Fahrenheit

    Dated: Z-14
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    Re: What to buy thread!strong night scent

    My wife smelled me from the front door of my house, all the way across my front yard to her car parked in the street when she came home the other day. She was still in her car with the window cracked...
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    Re: Montblanc Individuel

    Yep. Can't go wrong with it, especially if you've already tried OS and like it.
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    Re: Boucheron Jaipur por homme

    A fancy, overwhelming oriental powder bomb. Smells old fashioned and excessively formal, in my opinion.

    I wanted to like this a lot. I bought the EDT and EDP at the same time based on...
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    Re: designers = niche

    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum
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    Re: Perfume better then Bleu de chanel?

    Dior Homme Intense and if they don't have that, Dior Homme.

    CH Men also.
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Thank you.

    It sounds very interesting, the idea of smoldering mint and lavender. The only other 'burnt lavender' I've experienced is Gris Clair, which is okay, in my opinion. But I imagine with...
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    Re: I Just Bought Black Orchid...

    I could easily see it being too flamboyant if it's over applied. I'm not a flamboyant person, and generally stay away from those kinds of scents, but I think if I apply this conservatively it could...
  35. Re: When you go out of town, what fragrance(s) go with you?

    For some reason there are only 3 that I take with me:

    Almost Transparent Blue (hot weather places)

    Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo (for formal or semi-formal events)

    CH Men (when I'll be going out...
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    Re: Cologne Warehouse?

    Anyone else keep reading "Cologne Whorehouse" by mistake?
  37. Re: Tonight's Cologne Related Mall Experience

    Hey, willy! What's up?

    Hope all is well...

    Good to hear from you! :)
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    Re: I Just Bought Black Orchid...

    Well, that's good to hear! I definitely perceive it as a night time fragrance.

    How heavily do you apply it?
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    Re: I Just Bought Black Orchid...

    Rive d'Ambre smelled just like a fresh can of Sprite to me, in a good way. I almost bought it.
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    Re: I Just Bought Black Orchid...

    It's funny because I really expected to hate it. I was going to tell the SA don't even waste your time. But the second I smelled it my eyes kind of popped open and I said, "Wow! That smells really...
  41. Re: Tonight's Cologne Related Mall Experience

    I felt so bad for the owner who had to sit there and put up with those two I almost bought something out of pity. But Saks was next on my agenda so I wasn't about to blow $50 on a bottle of LaCoste...
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    Re: I Just Bought Black Orchid...

    LOL...oh boy...
  43. Re: Tonight's Cologne Related Mall Experience

    These kiosky stores need mouilettes. They're always spraying the boxes.
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    I Just Bought Black Orchid...

    I never in my life thought I'd buy this stuff. And I usually only buy things blindly.

    But tonight I went out with the intention of buying Oud Wood, but I decided to sample it first and I wasn't...
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    Re: My girlfriend got scammed!

    LOL....

    That picture you included in the original post is great.
  46. Tonight's Cologne Related Mall Experience

    I'm in the mall with my wife and she wants to look in the Hallmark store, which happens to be next to a perfume store, totally "kiosky" in decor and product. Of course I'm not going to hang around...
  47. Re: New purchase - Nitro and Cuba Wild Heart

    Have fun, but I find binging on cheap scents I usually wind up with a bunch of stuff I want to get rid of that kind of distracts me from the better stuff in my collection.

    My advice is save up...
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    Re: Cologne Warehouse?

    I don't know...they seem alright to me.

    But it's like aphexacid said above, just more of that grey market stuff floating around. I've become more and more picky about where I buy my stuff. ...
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    Re: Something minty

    Menthe Fraiche is my holy grail pure mint fragrance.

    I also really enjoy:

    Guerlain Homme L'Eau (awesome) and Guerlain Homme

    Selection Verte (best citrus/mint frag, imo)

    Armani Code...
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    Re: Advantages of rollerball vs. spray

    I have a few small decants that came in rollerball bottles. What I like about them is that you can pinpoint the location of application and you also have a lot of control over how much you apply. ...
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    So I just sold off about 30 bottles of stuff I never use. Of course, I had to buy a couple in return:

    http://www.parisgallery.com/products/images/zoom/1-paris-gallery-creed-1112035.jpg


    ...
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    http://www.osmoz.fr/Public/Files/perfume/d6a95d08.jpg
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    Re: La Nuit de l`Homme vs CH Men

    Having finally purchased La Nuit after years of being on the fence, and wearing it yesterday, I can definitely say that I prefer CH Men more.

    However, I liked La Nuit a lot more than I thought,...
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Burning Barbershop by D.S. and Durga
    http://www.fellowbarber.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/1800x1800/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/D/S/DSDurgBurningBarber.jpg
    From the Indigo Perfumery...
  55. Re: I'm ordering 3 samples, pick them from this list

    CH Men

    Ferragamo Black

    Jaipur Homme


    CH Men is the only one I would personally recommend. The other two are just the best of the worst.

    I also suggest Givenchy Play Intense and...
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    Re: What are some great value scents?

    Can you describe this one a little bit? I'm thinking of ordering it just because, but I can't find any information on it at all.
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    Re: What are some great value scents?

    Montblanc Individuel
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    Re: My Final Frag List.

    Yeah yeah yeah...
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    Re: What's closest to human skin??

    You're looking to spray something to practice sniffing the sillage?

    I say your pet pig is fair game.

    Otherwise, spray a baseball and play catch with it.
  60. Re: On the search for a Winter scent for the night

    CH Men

    Tuscan Leather

    +1 Pure Malt
  61. Re: Monster tonka bean fragrance wanted help please?

    I'd say right now, Guerlain L'Homme Ideal is a good bet.
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    Re: Bottega Veneta pour Homme

    I'm wearing it now and I like it. It's light, but not in a weak way as it actually projects pretty well. It's nice, an almost soapy pine and leather scent with a sweet note up top that smells like...
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    Re: Looking for LICORICE!!

    If a fresh, licorice scent is what you're after, I recommend "Mistral Patchouli" by Atelier.



    EDIT: Oops. Just saw you ended up with LLAM. Enjoy!
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Currently streamlining my collection (sold a bunch of stuff off), and making a couple of additions that should help to round it off. This is one:

    ...
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    Re: Best lemony/citrus fragrance?

    I think Selection Verte is the best. However, I'm selling it because I think Monsieur Balmain is an excellent substitute for it, and I can get it for a lot cheaper. And when I run out of Verte,...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Mare is so weird. Several months ago I would get this sort of cooky melon-cucumber lagoon in the woods thing from it. I really liked that. I wore it the other day and it was spicy, clovey, a little...
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    Re: Prada amber pour homme intense question

    Totally different.
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    Re: Wanting to explore saffron.

    +1 Good idea!
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    Re: Pure Malt Alternatives?

    How is it possible to get only 1 to 3 hours from Pure Malt?

    Either you were using a dab vial as a your sample source or you're suffering from olfactory fatigue, because Pure Malt lasts anywhere...
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    Re: What do you consider to be Niche?

    Stuff I don't typically find in stores or retailers online, that aren't grouped with other designer and drugstore frags, and are typically more expensive per ml than other stuff.

    The term...
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    Re: Fragrance references in fiction books or films

    I'm glancing through a copy of "The Swiss Family Robinson" that my niece had taken out of the library tonight and I come across a page describing the civet cat, its relation to perfume, and a pretty...
  72. Re: Thinking about blind buying Bergamot 22 le labo

    I wouldn't.

    In my opinion, Bergamote 22 is overrated.
  73. Re: Burberry London. Ebay return question. Might get some flak on here. :(

    You could try being honest...
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    Re: How long do fragrances last?

    It's tricky to tell sometimes as well because although a fragrance might smell different to you two or three years later, it's very possible that your nose or the way you interpret scents has also...
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    Re: Best modern fresh fragrances?

    These are my favorites:


    Almost Transparent Blue

    Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee

    Guerlain Homme

    Verscace Pour Homme
  76. Re: Realizing I really like Vanilla, what am I missing

    A Taste of Heaven by By Kilian for a really nice take on lavender and vanilla. (Maybe this is what you meant when you said "Straight to Heaven" ?)
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    Re: Introduction New Youtube Reviewer

    Great reviews, man! You're entertaining and passionate...and I think it's time to get a bottle of La Nuit!
  78. Re: Grey Vetiver new Eau de Toilette by Tom Ford

    Thanks, Preston. My tastes have changed so much since I last tried it, and I've heard so many good things about it, that I'm sort of interested in it again. Security blanket frags are good to have...
  79. Re: Grey Vetiver new Eau de Toilette by Tom Ford

    Can someone tell me what's so great about Grey Vetiver?


    I tried it briefly about two years ago, so my impression is more or less worthless, but I just remember it being a little smoky, not...
  80. Re: Anyone else around who hasn't bought fragrance in over a month?

    Blond buying's fun, but it's not a very intelligent thing to do.


    And to answer the OP:

    No.
  81. Re: Have $30 left, what else to get in my order?

    Tough call, but I'd go with Individuel.
  82. Re: I was so wrong about Bleu de Chanel, you too?

    That flamingo just did four 180's!


    I could watch that all day...;)
  83. Re: I was so wrong about Bleu de Chanel, you too?

    Ha! :grin:
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Lol...Thanks, hednic. I will!
  85. Poll: Re: If you could only have fragranes from 1 house, which would it be?

    Dior closely followed by Creed.

    and everything else waaaay below.
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    I am shameless...

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.383.jpg

    So much for Stoptober...
  87. Thread: Eau Sauvage

    by Buysblind
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    [CONUS] Re: Eau Sauvage

    PM Sent
  88. Re: Worth the Purchase: Dior Homme vs Dior Homme Intense?

    If you had to pick one or the other, I'd say DHI...but I don't think it's really worth owning both.

    However, I think if you picked up Dior Homme Sport you'd have a nice balance between the two.
  89. Re: I was so wrong about Bleu de Chanel, you too?

    Yeah, I made a 180 on it too, but now I think I'm making a 180 on my 180. Haven't worn it in a while and I don't really want to. Maybe I'll give it a shot again soon.
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    Re: 3 Fragrances every young man should have !

    Versace Pour Homme (for work and warm weather)

    CH Men (for evenings and cool weather)

    Dior Homme Intense (for dates and special occasions)


    Alternate List

    Acqua Essenziale (for warm...
  91. Re: Can you help me remembr a Perfume Industry Term? Not Designer But _____

    If it's not niche or indie then maybe...


    "artisan"

    :undecided:
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum

    LOL! Oh no, hope you're getting through your work day okay!
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum

    Just a warning Chuck--go light. It's potent.
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum

    Just picked up a bottle of this the other day and I agree with the OP. This stuff is fantastic.

    Guys, don't be turned off to this if you didn't like the original Eau Sauvage. They're really...
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Soooo.....

    Does Stoptober count if your wife buys you a fragrance...but she buys it with your money since your money might as well be her money?


    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.14811.jpg...
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    Re: New: CH Men Grand Tour

    Excited for this...but it will have to wait.

    Thanks for sharing the news!
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    Re: Anybody Here Own a Perfume Shop?

    I'd like to own one, and am interested in how distribution works, particularly in the niche arena.

    Are purchases made directly from the company? I know with many mainstream fragrances there are...
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    Re: Anybody Here Own a Perfume Shop?

    I'd like to own one, and am interested in how distribution works, particularly in the niche arena.

    Are purchases made directly from the company? I know with many mainstream fragrances there are...
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    Anybody Here Own a Perfume Shop?

    I'd love to ask you some questions about it if you do.
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    Re: long lasting with decent projection?

    Okay, good luck!
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