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  1. Re: Looking for something similar to Tom Ford Arabian Wood.

    Discontinued. I have about 3 of the sample jars from the mall. I went into bloomingdales after it was discontinued and the guy behind the counter was nice and filled 2 up for me.
  2. Looking for something similar to Tom Ford Arabian Wood.

    Ever since i smelled Tom Ford Arabian Wood, there was something about it that grabbed me. It reminded me of my grandfather, although i never really knew him to wear any fragrance. It just reminded me...
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    Re: Help with some Arabian Oil purchases

    I know the stores you are referring to, but as far as i remember they didnt care any of the brand name lines such as Swiss Arabian or Al Haramain. They seemed to just have generic oils that looked...
  4. Re: People who love these fragrances may be unfaithful

    Studies show that people who wear shoes, may eventually commit murder! In a new study today put out by the bullshit institute, they found that after being booked for murder, 95% of perpetrators were...
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    Help with some Arabian Oil purchases

    Ok, so i know this has been talked about before, and i've read most of the threads on Arabian perfume oils. They would give me great direction if i was able to go into a store and smell them, but...
  6. Thread: Fake Montale?

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    Re: Fake Montale?

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    Decided to post pictures. Having a little trouble doing it all from my phone, but this first one works. I first was going to post cause i thought alcohol was spelled wrong but then I checked...
  7. Thread: Fake Montale?

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    Re: Fake Montale?

    Thanks all. I decided to hop on the train to min ny after work and look at their bottles in person; came to the conclusion it's probably legit. I knew the bottle wasn't glass but it just threw me...
  8. Thread: Fake Montale?

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    Fake Montale?

    I bought a bottle of Aoud Musk on Amazon, and now that i'm holding it, i'm worried it might be fake. Wanted to get some opinions from others out there who own bottles from Montale. For starters, i...
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    Arabian Bakhour in nyc?

    Does anyone know if there are any stores in nyc that sell arabian incense? There are so many to choose from, its a bit overwhelming online, I'd prefer to shop in person. I'm interested in both...
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    Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab?

    Cant find much info about them on the boards. I like the way they describe their products as having a "dark, romantic and gothic tone," but that could just be good marketing. Anyone have any opinions...
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    Re: what's your refresher of choice?

    I don't actually own a bottle of 4711, but it was always in my apartment growing up, and it's what I would spray on. (Unless I hear about something better in this thread.)
  12. What scents have gotten you the most negative comments from women?

    When I first got into fragrance, it was cause I was looking for something to wear on a date. I have since come to appreciate perfume as an art, and I no longer base what I like on wether or not...
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    Re: Hunting old pre-reformulated fragrances

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    Is it possible I did even better on day two? Lol. From what I can tell online this bottle is from the 90s. And does anyone have advice for using the splash? I'm not sure if I should...
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    Re: Hunting old pre-reformulated fragrances

    I had fun just walking around looking for it. Good way to get some exercise and explore the neighborhoods.
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    Re: Ajmal musk gazelle, is this a joke?

    Old thread I know, but I haven't found anyone who's compared the musk gazelle a grade, to the aa. There's a decent price difference, and everyone says the aa is so strong it will last them a lifetime...
  16. Re: A step beyond Musc Koublai Khan and Kiehls Musk

    As someone who has probably never smelled real musk oil, how would i know when i find it, vs just another synthetic? Any way you could paint an olfactory picture for me?
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    Re: Hunting old pre-reformulated fragrances

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    After 2 hours of wandering around Queens ny, in some little spanish perfume shop in a shady area under the train tracks, they had this tester and all new bottles. For 25$ they sold me...
  18. Re: A step beyond Musc Koublai Khan and Kiehls Musk

    My pre 2008 (hopefully) kouros is actually in the mail out for delivery to my office as we speak. Not "vintage" but its supposedly better than the current. Very excited lol. Depending on how it...
  19. Re: A step beyond Musc Koublai Khan and Kiehls Musk

    Another question; when you see "Egyptian musk oil," is that just another name for a musk oil, or is it like a certain blend / style?
  20. Re: A step beyond Musc Koublai Khan and Kiehls Musk

    I'm right there with you. Feel the same way.
  21. Re: A step beyond Musc Koublai Khan and Kiehls Musk

    I've tried all three on, lotion edt and oil. Maybe i need to give the oil another go, but when i initially compared them, i felt like the oil was weaker than the EDT, and i found the lotion to be...
  22. Re: A step beyond Musc Koublai Khan and Kiehls Musk

    I will definitely try that, but i feel like neither one has the certain smell i'm looking for. It is possible that what i am looking for does not exist as a perfume. the closest thing i can think to...
  23. Re: A step beyond Musc Koublai Khan and Kiehls Musk

    I am definitely intrigued, i just find it hard to spend the 80 - 100 bucks on something blind. Although at least i know which ones to try if i do. I am going to stop through Little India in Jackson...
  24. Re: A step beyond Musc Koublai Khan and Kiehls Musk

    I have a decant of leather oud, and i like the way it's animalic, but i'm not always in the mood for the leather and oud parts, and i prefer civet when it's not as prominent. I like the way the civet...
  25. A step beyond Musc Koublai Khan and Kiehls Musk

    I'm on a musk kick, and after buying MKK and Kiehls, i find myself wanting something even more animalic and musky. I tried the other popular ones but they weren't what i was looking for. I figure...
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    Re: Manscaping Advice wanted!

    As far as the issue with the smooth transition, why not just trim your pubes, and only shave your actual junk. Razor on my junk, then I use an electric trimmer with a number one or two guard for...
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    Re: Boxer Briefs suggestions?

    Yeah but i just realized i'd have to ship em anyway. I'd rather find something local. I'll keep that in mind though if i keep striking out.
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    Re: Boxer Briefs suggestions?

    http://www.bendonlingerie.com.au/macpherson-men-cotton-low-rise-men-s-trunk-insignia-blue-daisy-print like these? And its not that i cant afford more expensive ones, its just that with underwear,...
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    Boxer Briefs suggestions?

    This isn't necessarily grooming, but i felt it was better here than in the style forum.

    I'm having a hard time finding good underwear ever since i started wearing more form fitting jeans. I...
  30. I was walking down that block, and it caught my...

    I was walking down that block, and it caught my eye from across the street. Even the facade of the store is uniquely designed. I cant wait to stop in and check it out on my lunch break tomorrow.
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    Re: weird issue with my fragrances

    I've had similar experiences when i apply too soon after showering or applying lotion. I have read elsewhere that the whole thing with lotion is to be consistent, so that your skin is always...
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    Re: Hunting old pre-reformulated fragrances

    Nice, now i got something to stress about lol. Ebay does say it has the money back guarantee if it's not the item described. And i do have in writing the seller telling me its the one with the silver...
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    Re: Hunting old pre-reformulated fragrances

    Asked and was answered with a yes on the metal trim up and down. So i pulled the trigger. Let's see what happens.
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    Re: Hunting old pre-reformulated fragrances

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=231094274171&fromMakeTrack=true



    And another ebay listing. Do you know if the photo's on ebay are required to match the product exactly, or...
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    Re: Hunting old pre-reformulated fragrances

    ......aaaaaaaaaand kouros is sold out lol. But that's a great looking site.
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    Re: Hunting old pre-reformulated fragrances

    Much appreciated. My level of patience varies; there are other things I've had my eye that I'd rather spend that money on. Another big thing for me is I've never smelled the vintage, just the current...
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    Re: Hunting old pre-reformulated fragrances

    http://m.ebay.com/itm/121348991731?nav=SEARCH

    What do you think?

    The thing that makes me nervous is someone else is selling the smaller bottle alone for 300$.
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    Re: Hunting old pre-reformulated fragrances

    I have read the articles about Kouros discussing multiple bottling periods, vintage, pre 2008 and current. I'm actually just looking for the pre 08 stuff at this point, I dont really expect to find a...
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    Re: Hunting old pre-reformulated fragrances

    I completely understand that part; i'm not really caught up in hype so to speak, but this all started cause i'm on a dirty kick, and i really wanna smell the original kouros. I tried out a newer...
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    Hunting old pre-reformulated fragrances

    Does anyone have any experiences finding older bottles of pre-reformulated fragrance in places like CVS or neighborhood pharmacies that have a few bottles in a case somewhere? Maybe sitting there for...
  41. Re: Applying fragrance after a shower / Applying fragrance over a lotion / Over a scented lotion

    Well i don't apply it while i'm dripping wet lol. I give it time, usually while i'm brushing my teeth and doing all that other good stuff. I guess i'll have to give this another go.

    Maybe it was...
  42. Re: I am convinced that I am just an ordinary guy, and basenotes probable is too deep for me.

    28784I feel the same way about fine whiskey. There is so much talk of tasting notes, finishes, body, what people get from it etc. And whenever i taste something new at a bar, or in a liquor store,...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

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    Re: Serge lutens chergui

    I definitely agree that Chergui was much more refined, higher quality, and probably has a lot more going on. It just "reminds" me of pi enough, that it didnt intrigue me. Its kind of like, a lot of...
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian

    Its on my list of things i want. Prefer the rose in this over Noir de Noir, Portrait of a Lady, Rose Anonyme, voluer de roses. This one along with APOM are my two favorites from the house. Great...
  46. Applying fragrance after a shower / Applying fragrance over a lotion / Over a scented lotion

    Yesterday i sampled Lapidus pour homme, and i was shocked at how nice it was for the 15$ i was able to get it for in the fragrance district of nyc. A partial spritz on my arm seemed to last all...
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    Re: Serge lutens chergui

    Does anyone else think it smells similar to Givenchy Pi? I haven't worn pi in a while, so it could be that it just reminds me of it, and doesn't smell as similar as i think, but regardless, that's...
  48. Re: Fragrance Notes - More than the sum of their parts?

    Makes sense. I guess i just figured that because all the "note listings" were the same that maybe there was an actual list it was generated from. I guess it reminds me of "tasting notes" on a bottle...
  49. Re: Fragrance Notes - More than the sum of their parts?

    But once again, musk is not among the notes listed anywhere. So that brings me back to my question, are there "unlisted" notes, or is it the illusion of musk, created by combining ingredients,...
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    Re: Getting a smell off a leather watch band.

    The bands for the Victorinox watches are like 80$. The generic ones dont seem to fit or look right. I also just replaced it in December, i figured i'd do it about once a year.
  51. Fragrance Notes - More than the sum of their parts?

    I'll use Absolue Pour Le Soir as my example. Here is this listing of notes, from luckyscent: "Infusion of benzoin from Siam, cumin, ylang-ylang, Bulgarian and Iranian rose honey, incense absolute,...
  52. Re: Going to order some "dirty" samples online, looking for suggestions.

    I actually tried on my sample of leather oud again last night, and although it is extremely dirty, there is something about the composition i'm not a huge fan of. I'm not saying its a bad fragrance,...
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    Getting a smell off a leather watch band.

    Not sure where the small came from, and its not exceptionally pungent or foul smelling, but when my hand is near my face, and or i'm trying to smell a fragrance on my arm, i'll occasionally catch...
  54. Re: Going to order some "dirty" samples online, looking for suggestions.

    Well, i guess that will keep me busy for a while lol. Much appreciated!
  55. Re: Going to order some "dirty" samples online, looking for suggestions.

    Hah, believe it or not, i just was able to try it on at one of those little sketchy places in the mall lol. I live by the mall so i passed through on my way home, and the girl at the store opened a...
  56. Re: Going to order some "dirty" samples online, looking for suggestions.

    Fantastic. Never heard of them, but looks like a great store.

    So does anyone have any idea where i could possibly smell kouros? It seems silly to order samples when every single other thing i want...
  57. Re: Going to order some "dirty" samples online, looking for suggestions.

    That sounds nice to me. I don't dislike leather oud, but i think the aoud and leather make it a bit too spicy for me. Then again i'v only worn it twice.
  58. Re: Going to order some "dirty" samples online, looking for suggestions.

    No worries! And yeah, I guess it falls into the category of things i want to smell and cant find in stores lol. Surrender to chance doesn't have it, but luckyscent says 4$ for .7ml, which is more or...
  59. Re: Going to order some "dirty" samples online, looking for suggestions.

    Even at 20% off, I hesitate to blind buy. When i said i cant find a tester, i meant a store that had a tester out where i could smell it. And no, never even heard of it; but i looked it up and i'm...
  60. Going to order some "dirty" samples online, looking for suggestions.

    Lately i'v been into musky, dirty, animalic stuff. I bought Musc Koublai Khan, and Kiehls musk body lotion. Other things iv tried lately are CB i hate perfume musk reinvention (liked it,) Dior...
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    Re: CB I Hate Perfume 2ml Sample question

    That's the thing; they don't. It's like the Tom Ford sample jars. And for the same reason everyone says not to "rub" fragrance in after spraying it, I'd imagine it would be almost the same thing to...
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    Re: CB I Hate Perfume 2ml Sample question

    So yeah i actually found some DIY articles on making perfume, and i'v come to the conclusion i'm better off just applying it as an oil. So that brings me to another question, what is everyone's...
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    CB I Hate Perfume 2ml Sample question

    So i searched the forums, and internet, and I see lots of discussion on whether or not people like their line, but not much on the perfume absolute vs water perfume. There is one thread from 08' on...
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    Re: Mom's comment on Montale Aoud Musk

    Exactly; and I was curious what other fragrances she might have smelled growing up that reminded her of it. Are any of those scents from the (60's 70's?) Still around today? Or are they like classic...
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    Mom's comment on Montale Aoud Musk

    I see my mom once a week or so, and usually i ask her opinion on what i'm wearing that day. This Saturday, i got into the car, and before i even asked, she told me i smelled good, and that she liked...
  66. Re: Nasomatto Duro = Carner Barcelona Cuirs + Montale Aoud Musk?

    I didn't think it was that similar either; but i was thinking that wearing it with the Carner Cuirs would give me the best of both. Just not sure if its got enough of the pungent smoke / animalic...
  67. Re: Nasomatto Duro = Carner Barcelona Cuirs + Montale Aoud Musk?

    Accidentally posted twice, and cant seem to figure out how to delete it, so i'm changing it to this.
  68. Re: Nasomatto Duro = Carner Barcelona Cuirs + Montale Aoud Musk?

    Its not the oud; that note i'm pretty familiar with. I have smelled it clean, dirty, and everywhere in between. Osswalds Ny even had a jar of the straight extract they let me smell. (But they weren't...
  69. Nasomatto Duro = Carner Barcelona Cuirs + Montale Aoud Musk?

    So hear me out; i know you cant replicate any one fragrance exactly by combining two others, so don't take my title literally. I love Carner Barcelona Cuirs. There is a certain note i get from it,...
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    Re: Guys, looking for some shopping advice.

    Yeah barney's isn't quite my scene. Great store for smelling fragrances lol, but not my speed when it comes to clothing. I'm looking for something more in line with Jc penny, or sears, but the...
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    Re: Guys, looking for some shopping advice.

    Murica lol. NYC.
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    Guys, looking for some shopping advice.

    Does anyone have advice for good stores to shop for shirts at? I am having a hard time finding stuff that's just classic, solid colors, good material, that looks good with jeans and sneakers. Think V...
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    Re: Any advice on rounding out my collection?

    Just got home, stopped by Bergdorf Goodman on the way home to smell midnight in Paris by van cleef and arpels, (didn't really grab me,) and I smelled / tried on Cuir Amethyste by Armani, and it's...
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    Re: Any advice on rounding out my collection?

    Def not a suit guy, but that being said, i dont really need a trick, considering that with my other favorite fragrances, i do smell them throughout the day the way i described. There is just...
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    Re: Any advice on rounding out my collection?

    I'm looking forward to trying some of those out, i know MIN ny carries a few of the houses mentioned. Although seeing as how i'm already stuck with the Carner Barcelona, i'll probably just stick to...
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    Re: Any advice on rounding out my collection?

    I was able to get 10 2ml sample sprays of tuscan leather online for about 40$; and even though i do like it, i find that half the time i wear it i dont enjoy it. I dont overdo it at all, usually a...
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    Re: Any advice on rounding out my collection?

    Looks good, i'd love to give em a smell. So far i haven't seen this line in any of the boutiques (Osswalds, MIN, Aedes de Vensutas, etc) or dept stores in Manhattan, i try to avoid paying for and...
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    Re: Any advice on rounding out my collection?

    Do you see my sample collection lol. And i already got my sample of noir de noir, just waiting for an occasion to try it on.
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    Any advice on rounding out my collection?

    Its been about a year or so now since i have taken an interest in fragrance, and I am working to build up a collection. Some of my earlier purchases i am not as fond of, and lately have taken a...
  80. Carner Barcelona Cuirs sample and full bottle smell different.

    So I received a manufacturers sample of this fragrance while purchasing something else at Osswalds in nyc. I loved how it smelled and my girlfriend was crazy about it; she said it's the only one she...
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    How does rain affect a fragrance?

    I am trying to pick out a rainy day fragrance, and I started wondering how the increased humidity and inevitable getting wet affects the fragrances I wear. There are tons of threads on what perfumes...
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