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    Re: I ordered Rogue samples today :)

    The GIT like qualities come later in the wear, well into the dry down. I missed it on my first wear. Needless to say, I’m a huge fan.

    I started with the same 3, sampled Mousse Illuminee and Tabac...
  2. Re: Warm weather fragrances that are NOT citrus based?

    Yet another vote for Green Irish Tweed.

    Also:

    L’Occitan by L’Occitane
    Smuggler’s Soul by Lush
    Fahrenheit by Dior

    Technically Fahrenheit has some bergamot in there, but it’s completely...
  3. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Mad respect ✊

    9 Sprays of Tuscan Leather.

    I smell like the inside of a drug dealer’s BMW.
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    Re: Opinions about l'occitane eau des baux?

    I'd second this. Eau de Baux has the warmth without the "cookies fresh out of the oven" feel. It's a perfect Autumn/Winter fragrance. On a relative bang for the buck scale, it's amazing, much like...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    I’m down.
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    Re: Should I Buy Vintage Or Current Kouros?

    Generally speaking, vintage. You shouldn’t be paying crazy money unless it’s a Charles of the Ritz era Kouros (‘81-‘86) and that may be too civet heavy to be practical.

    Gucci PPR bottles can be...
  7. Re: Are You Passionate About Style/Fashion/Grooming As Much As Fragrance?

    Not so much. 9 times out of 10 I’m just wearing whatever t shirt, flannel or hoodie is convenient to pair with my jeans.... but I do have a weakness for good suits and I like working out a good tie...
  8. Re: Could I get some feedback on Eau Sauvage EDP please?

    Pretty bang on descriptions. I’ve got modern EDT, late 90s full oakmoss EDT and 2017 parfum, yet to find the 12 at a price that wasn’t robbery.

    The biggest difference between the EDT and the 17...
  9. Poll: Re: Poll: When you wear a perfume, is it just for yourself or do you want others to know?

    Surprising. I’ve gone for a 4 spray strategy with Mousse Illuminee and no one has given me grief over it. To be fair, my skin tends to eat up fragrances, but still.

    There are elements of both,...
  10. Re: gentlemen, have you ever noticed a scent on another guy what you thought was fantastic but felt

    Never had an issue with it. And most guys tend to know the full name. Could be because I’m quite affable or tend to come across as “dudely” and therefore somehow less likely to be interested in men...
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    Re: Other freshies with Creed-like refinement?

    +1 for Malle, Hermes and Chanel. All handle citrus rather deftly.

    And I’m going to sound like a broken record, but Fougere L’Aube by Rogue is insanely good for the price.

    If you like Green...
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    Re: Tuscan Leather

    Thanks fellas. This batch is total rock and roll, and I’ve realised now why I like it so much.... it’s the debauched, entitled, inheriting trust fund douchebag son to the hard working industrialist...
  13. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Tuscan Leather. I feel like this the inheriting trust fund douchebag son of hard working industrialist millionaire daddy Fahrenheit.

    Verdict: I really like it!
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    Re: Tuscan Leather

    Just received a decant of batch AA2 (10/2012).

    As has often been discussed, the opening is a combination of cocaine, raspberry and new car smell.

    As the diesel/alkaloid kick dies down it...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Heh, murder hornet. Definitely an insect I’d prefer to appreciate from a safe distance.

    Enjoying GIT today because even in a week filled with excellent green scents, there’s something totally...
  16. Re: Another you can only have one fragrance, which is your choice? Thread

    Today.... the answer is Mousse Illuminee.

    Catch me on another day and the answer could easily be Rive Gauche, Kouros, Fougere L’Aube, Green Irish Tweed or Eau Sauvage.
  17. Re: It's time to buy the scent when you can't stop thinking about it, do you guys agree ?

    Once upon a time this would have been enough for me, but I find myself becoming more cautious now. If something isn’t quite so versatile, buy a decant first.

    10 ml online may be more expensive...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Mousse Illuminee... just because. This and Fougere L’Aube basically are me.
  19. Re: Prove me wrong: 80s designer fragrances were often the quality of today's niche scents

    You’ve got a really good point there. You could put forth the argument for Creed falling into the “Upscale Designer Clone” mold much more readily since Green Irish Tweed (and some would argue GIT...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    That was such a cool description :)

    Zoologist is one of those houses that I've got a lot of curiosity about but also haven't gotten my nose on yet. I have found an Australian distributor, though,...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    That's such a beautiful description and really on point :) That balance between clean and dirty, bright and dank, is what makes it so intriguing and so terribly fun.

    I loved reading Katie's...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Tobacco Vanille, because it’s a chilly morning and I wanted something comforting.
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    Re: What are your Top Ten Fragrances?

    Damn. This may change as my sample and decant game kicks over the next few months, but in no particular order:

    Rive Gauche
    Kouros
    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
    Eau Sauvage (1966)
    Green Irish Tweed...
  24. Re: Recc Me a Soapy, "Not a Perfume" Frag In the Vein of Mugler Cologne

    +1 for Guerlain L’Homme Ideal Cologne. Like Mugler, it has a nice citrus opening (super juicy grapefruit) and the soapiness comes from creamy almond and white musk. It’s a gem.
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I probably don't have to give much of an introduction to Kouros for anyone who's a seasoned fraghead. I'm also communicating this not from a position of experience, so much that I'm sharing research...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Alrighty... so now that it's (barely) Saturday for all of you in North America, looks like I'm up. I'm still fairly new to the hobby so I haven't picked anything especially rare or oddball, but I'm...
  27. Re: What Fragrances Are Currently On The Top Of Your List To Buy?

    Rogue - Mousse Illuminee

    LKNU is currently out of stock of full bottles or I’d have one. This is just so me.

    YSL Kouros vintages - I have modern formulation and a late PPR Gucci bottle. I...
  28. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Had my vintage bottle of Kouros arrive (late PPR Gucci, approx 2007 but I haven't seen the batch code on the bottle - tester label appears in its place, so I've identified based on address, "Eau de...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Wow.... that just sounds like something I'd be all over. I really enjoy clove and angelica, along with the Aventus opening (of course). Once again, that's some good edumucation :)
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    Re: Looking to try something new....suggestions?

    Welcome bud. If you dig both Aventus and L’eau D’Issey Pour Homme, it’s pretty likely you’ll dig Green Irish Tweed. Creed’s GIT and Dior Fahrenheit are both really good long lasting masculines....
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Sorry to hear if it is a legit dud.

    You’re probably guessing what my next suggestion will be, but I’m guessing you’ve gone anosmic. Between Creed bottles having a beastly atomiser and the juice...
  32. Poll: Re: Terre d'Hermes - try for a third time or is it time to move on?

    If you’ve sold it twice, it’s not meant to be. I do think you’ve gone anosmic from the big ISO E Super hit (in which case the EDT is no better and Eau Tres Fraiche only barely so).

    I love the...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2020

    Yesterday was a good day for arrivals:

    Bottle:

    Rogue Fougere L’Aube: This went from “interesting” to potential favourite pretty quickly. Damn fine fragrance.

    Samples/Decants:

    Tom Ford...
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    Re: On the matter of Compliment Getters

    Mozart was just a special cat. “I resist the devil and it is often with a fart that I chase him away.”

    I love how his irreverent letters and constant butt humour are completely at odds with the...
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    Re: Best "BAD BOY" fragrance !

    I rather enjoyed Trilby’s call in another thread that Norman Bates would totally be wearing Mitsouko. The “shapeshifter” fragrance for a guy with messed up ideation was just clever and fitting.
    ...
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    Re: Rogue Fougere L’Aube just wow!

    Just had my bottle arrive today :) Prior to now I’d only gotten a whiff on someone who was wearing it, so this is my first chance at the full experience.

    I get the comparisons to GIT (with a dash...
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    Re: On the matter of Compliment Getters

    For sure, we’re pretty much in agreement there. Thankfully I’ve joined here recently enough to miss some of the flagrant cranky elitist threads, so I’m largely blissfully ignorant of that stuff and...
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    Re: On the matter of Compliment Getters

    I get where you’re coming from and I don’t disagree that a lot of the dudebro “Buy dis to get da poosayyy!” drivel on YouTube is just the utter drizzling shits.

    I think we’re talking about two...
  39. Re: What do you wear more than anything else, and how often do you wear it?

    Rive Gauche, Green Irish Tweed, Fahrenheit and Eau Sauvage will generally get 1 wear per week. Closely followed by Allure Homme Edition Blanche.

    I have a feeling Fougere L'Aube will become a...
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    Re: Name Your "Number 1" Budget, Bargain Fragrance

    Ah hell... there's a few I would love to mention but chopped out.

    Gun to my head, Paco Rabanne Pour Homme. The modern version is still sensational.
  41. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Modern Kouros (I also have some vintage on the way this week).

    It’s potent without being brutal. The artemisia and coriander in the opening with whatever little civetone that comes in the modern...
  42. Re: Your Thoughts On Youtube Fragrance Reviewers?

    That wouldn’t be the gist of finding YouTube more irrelevant to my research as time goes on. I’m fine with disagreeing with someone subjectively if their view is their own and comes from a place of...
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    Re: What really goes into a perfume?

    And don’t forget Ricin, bro :lolk:

    Chasing naturals doesn’t need to be crazy expensive or necessarily fleeting either. Vetiver, tonka (coumarin) and oakmoss (or evernyl these days) are all...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    First song today (I’ve become the unofficial social distance DJ at work):

    The Eurhythmics, Sweet Dreams
    Coffee (with coconut oil and butter)
    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    Finally back on the board with +3.... Fougere L’Aube, Kouros (modern) and Montblanc Legend... which I’d freakin given away early 2020. I just missed it. Also currently leading bid on some Vintage...
  46. Re: Lots of associations with Paco Rabanne PH (modern formula)

    Really great description. I’m another fan of both vintage and modern... they’re both really fun in different ways.

    I do tend to find performance with the modern version is a bit iffy though,...
  47. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Great pickup :) Can’t go wrong with Pierre Bourdon

    Got a bit of action myself this week, currently awaiting:

    10 mL Tobacco Vanille decant
    Fougere L’Aube 60mL bottle
    Mousse Illuminee 4mL...
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    Re: Wake and Spray

    Nope. Not averse to it, but I have a tendency to spritz before bed, so I’ll wake up well into the dry down of the previous nights experiment.

    From there it’s calisthenics, meditate, the three...
  49. Re: Fougere Follies: The Rise of the "Luxury" Fougere

    Really good question. Initially I didn't think the IFRA regulation decision would be "ground zero", per se, but now I'm not so certain. I think it formulates the underlying basis of the successful...
  50. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Very good call dude... and I'd completely forgotten that the Northern Hemisphere will soon have the weather to support it.
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    Re: Recs for the BF?

    From the photo thread, I'd still go with the recommendations of Terre d'Hermes Parfum and Voyage d'Hermes EDT.

    N. Cal Fragrance Reviewer's recommendations in both threads have also been great, I...
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    Re: Are creed’s newer 100ml bottles any good ?

    Can't speak for Silver Mountain Water, but performance from current GIT is exceptional. It will be on skin 8-10 hours later and clothes longer.

    It's not exact, but for a decent approximation with...
  53. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Sycomore.
  54. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    For both of you: Voyage d'Hermes Eau de Toilette

    Kind of a cop out, I know.

    If I was trying to come up with something for one of each of you with my super limited knowledge of ladies...
  55. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Zegna Z New York for sure. Definitely look like you'd rock some rum, patchouli, davana and tobacco.
  56. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Fougere L'Aube. You've got that classic man, Gregory Peck vibe. Definitely need something with classic masculine sensibilites and a modern touch.
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    Re: Spring/Summer Scents

    Dior Fahrenheit
    Hermes Terre d'Hermes Parfum
    Hermes Concetre d'Orange Vert
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche Eau de Parfum
  58. Re: Non, je ne regrette rien - Building a Collection based on Blind-Buys

    I laughed mid sip, and now there is water everywhere.

    Tip of the hat, you magnificent bastard.
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    Re: What is one fragrance I should try next?

    All good pal :) You can ask for advice anywhere here without it being out of place.

    You’ve got some good picks there. To be more specific in what’s going to be helpful, maybe give an idea of...
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    Re: Fragrance Addiction a Disease

    And how! As a recovering addict I find it amusing when people bandy about terms like addiction and disease without examining the context.

    One thing that was interesting in the video is that he...
  61. Re: Non, je ne regrette rien - Building a Collection based on Blind-Buys

    About 75% Blind buys. Few genuine blunders - Grey Flannel was as described but is still an acquired taste, Artisan Blu I could take or leave... Montblanc Legend Night and Bleue D’Issey, however, were...
  62. Re: Never too late-starting “serious” fragrance journey at 76.

    That’s fantastic... welcome and thankyou for sharing your thoughts :) I can only aspire to make sure I’m pursuing new hobbies and interests when I hit the same phase in life, especially stuff that...
  63. Re: Good fragrance for the office / for an advisor

    Another vote for Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche EDP. Nice slug of vanilla with citrus and vetiver.... and just so damned good.
  64. Re: Need suggestion, Terre de' Hermes / Pure malt / Light Blue Intense for college student

    Sure. I’ve got all except the Eau Tres Fraiche in my collection so I’ll do my best comparison. Note - they will all go fine with cigarettes. The Eau Tres Fraiche slightly less so, but if it’s what...
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    Re: Question(s) for oversprayers.

    This aligns with my thoughts pretty closely.

    It’s kind of hard to generate hard and fast rules for seasonal or day/night use because different applications of materials have different outcomes....
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Clearly I was in a violet leaf mood... Kiton Men in the morning, Fahrenheit evening
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    Re: What's Your Go-To "Dumb Reach" Fragrance?

    Darn tootin.

    Recently mine has been Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche EDP... it’s just insanely versatile.

    I’ve scaled back on Green Irish Tweed and Rive Gauche simply because I don’t want...
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    Re: What is your Signature Note?

    Relative to what I’ve worn recently and trying to be as objective as possible, the answer is violet leaf. I legitimately love it so that’s not a big surprise.

    Other contenders depending on the...
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    Re: Aventus cocktail, anyone?

    That is just incredibly cool to me :) As much as the finishing products sound delicious, you’d just love to be around when they’re running their testing kitchens to develop their concepts.
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    Re: The smell of the forest after rain

    Bois d’Orage was the first thing that came to mind... it’s vividly beautiful at relaying the damp forest effect.

    Pierre Bourdon’s older creation of Green Irish Tweed, as has been said, is also...
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    Re: What are your current 5 fav’s in rotation?

    Eau Sauvage
    Fahrenheit
    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: Aventus cocktail, anyone?

    I was thinking something similar with peaty single malts and calvados in particular before settling on anejo. Love em, but they’d be really hard to balance. The right bourbon might be a different...
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    Re: Aventus cocktail, anyone?

    Couldn’t agree more. It’s not just overly busy but also ignores the dominance of pineapple and smoke.

    Tonka also seemed like a choice they latched on to purely for the trend of a perfumers...
  74. Re: Best current version of Brut? (and praise for it)

    Got a glass special reserve bottle. It’s much better than the plastic.

    TSpencer has experimented with taking fragrances out of plastic and they do improve over time if left in glass, so that...
  75. Re: how did you better come to appreciate very light fragrances?

    Never had to convince myself because I’ve always liked them. I’m a huge citrus fan, so this isn’t exactly shocking. Mint and lavender have always been favourites too, so a typical Eau des Cologne or...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    The Let Out, by Jidenna
    Cheap champagne
    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
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    Re: Your favorite Perfumer?

    And speak of the devil, this guy is my favourite. I’m a big fan of Roudnitska and Ellena, but pretty much every time I try a Pierre Bourdon creation it just feels deeply satisfying and connecting....
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    Poll: Re: Male Hermes fragrance for the summer

    Voted Concetre d’Orange Vert. It is fleeting, so I’d recommend bringing a decant for a top up spritz (the 200 mL bottles are cheap enough on discounter sites and are kind of made of this purpose...
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    Re: Your Easter Fragrance ?

    Great minds... I did the 2017 version :)
  80. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Couldn’t agree more... and the Reventon discentary fund thanks you for your contribution of Filles en Aiguilles.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Yeah, I went tarded thinking “weekend tomorrow, must be Friday.”

    I don’t have cabin fever, I swear....
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Joys of GMT +10... I get to enjoy Fahrenheit Friday first! :laugh:

    (Unless you’re in New Zealand)
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    Re: Worst Office fragrance ?

    Joop! Homme. Even in modern deweaponised format it’s still just too much.

    I’d also struggle with Shalimar as an office scent, not because it’s too femme so much as it’s too stately and plush as...
  84. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Causing a diplomatic incident by taking the Sheik’s Incident Diplomatique... priceless.
  85. Re: The Holy Grail...Is there 'really' such a thing as a fragrance that 'everyone' likes & nobody ha

    I love Eau Sauvage, but it has its share of haters, especially in modern formulation. The cumin is a deal breaker for some and the lemon note has a candied edge that I love, but that also attracts...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Best part of social distancing, I get to overspray Fahrenheit without consequence :)
  87. Thread: The Future

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    Re: The Future

    Damn I love Archie Rose. Doesn’t hurt that their vodka and gin are on point.

    It will be nice to go visit once Shitstorm 2020 is over.
  88. Thread: The Future

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    Re: The Future

    Really good points in there. Having said that, from my own view personally I don't see a huge amount of change over the next few years.

    I guess I should chunk it down to give context.

    1) Luxe...
  89. Thread: Eat Me

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    Re: Eat Me

    Too bad this isn't a gourmand:

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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    I'd have died laughing if you went a full bottle of the Vaninger too :)

    Today:

    Short black
    Classic Man - Jidenna
    Eau Sauvage (Vintage with matching deoderant)
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    Re: $100's, 5 Fragrances

    That’s a pretty strong line up.

    For a variation that should just take you over $100 with some 50 - 75 mL bottles (maybe 100 mL on the unisex and office selections):

    Summer:
    Banana Republic...
  92. Re: Which ONE Fragrance scares CoronaVirus to death ? Choose ONE!

    Fahrenheit.

    Nothing beats the barrel note!
  93. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    I’ve wanted to try Acqua Amara for a little while. Rive d’Ambre somehow flew under my research radar, but seeing the note pyramid my first thought is “F**k Yeah!”

    I like the cut of your jib :)
    ...
  94. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Guerlain Vetiver... or maybe Paco Rabanne Pour Homme. Definitely thinking a classic masculine.


    And.... dis me.

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    Re: Do you buy similar fragrances?

    Shit yeah. I have 3 Terre d’Hermes variants, 3 Eau Sauvage, Fahrenheit and the Parfum, several aromatic fougeres, some overlap in vetiver and citrus profiles that I like and probably more that I’m...
  96. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays Dunhill Icon
  97. Re: SixCats! weird theory/hypothesis. Possible correlation between Food and Fragrances ?

    Crazy times indeed. This thread is a nice little distraction. Like it’s been said above, I think the biggest correlation you’ll see is openness to new experience and trying new things correlating...
  98. Poll: Re: Wearing More or Less Fragrance Due to Lockdowns, etc. ?

    More. I'm messing around with silly dosing to enforce social distancing too (12 Sprays of Fahrenheit, yes please).
  99. Re: John Varvatos Artisan Acqua or Artisan Blu

    Blu is nice, but it’s just not versatile. Zealot Crusader’s review had a funny and accurate insight - it’s like Varvatos and his perfumer were sitting around taking bong rips and decided to mash up a...
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    Re: My current top 5 underrated scents

    Agreed. I like it and am happy to give a thumbs up but it’s still not in the damn directory some 3 months after I picked it up.
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