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  1. Re: Hour-Long Luca Turin Lecture (streaming video)

    Here's another Turin vid for the science geeks out there. I thought it was pretty cool.

    http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/luca_turin_on_the_science_of_scent.html

    BTW, the whole TED site is...
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    Re: Gentlemen, it's time to get dirty

    Etro Messe de Minuit would be right up there for me, but Yatagan would have been my first choice ;)
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    Re: I finally found Gucci Rush for Men

    I also had the "sour" drydown, but only on the btls I bought from a discounter overseas. The original bottle I picked up at a local dept. store never deteriorated in the same way, and was quite...
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    Re: Bring it Back! (male version)

    L'eau de Navigateur
    Cuiron
    New West
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    Re: xXx-"The Obvious Ones"-xXx

    The flight attendant the other day literally woke me up as she walked by, the sillage of Eau des Iles hitting my nose.
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    Re: What would Neo in The Matrix wear?

    That's the one. Smells a bit like dust burning, overheated electronics. There's no other choice for Nemo!

    Cheers,
    Jim
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    Re: Perfumed drinks - will it happen one day?

    The notion of "perfumed drinks" is probably one of the main reasons I've found wine to be a parallel addiction;)

    Cheers,
    Jim
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    Re: SotD Friday 16th June

    New West, after being reminded of it by an earlier post!
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    Re: Tell me about "New West" by Aramis

    Hopefully, you'll enjoy it. Over the years, its been one my favorites. In fact, before finding Basenotes, it was one of only a couple scents that I owned. For me, it's both clean and refreshing, yet...
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    Re: Creed REL, where to find it?

    You could try here:

    http://www.escentual.com/cgi-bin/Escentual.storefront/4491c6e600a7f2d72718c0a8650a073d/Product/View/creed0090

    Cheers,
    Jim
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    Re: Dreamer and Dolce PH ?

    My guess would be that the question relates to the former.

    As for DG vs Versace..........

    I have both. Both have a "love / hate" following here on Basenotes. Both have also been charged with...
  12. Re: Thoughts on L'Artisan's Mure et Musc Extreme

    Phil's review of Navegar is spot on. Of the two fragrances being delivered to you, I think that Navegar has the most flexibility, wearable in a variety of situations.

    MeM - I have this scent as...
  13. Re: I Was Ordered to Buy Millesime Imperial..So I

    I for one, choose not to believe that ;)
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    Re: Is it impolite...

    I'd probably prefer to be "asked" as opposed to "told"

    Cheers,
    Jim
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    Re: What did your Father use?

    Jovan Musk and Coolwater are the two that I recall
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    Re: Silver Mountain Water gender vote

    I would have voted for the "doesn't lean one way or the other" option if it was available. I wear it, so I guess it's "masculine enough", but would am equally pleased when my wife wears it.
    ...
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    Re: Ultimate Barbershop Scent

    Many of the LV scents evoke a feeling of barbershop for me, with Yerbamate leading the group.

    Jim
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    Re: General life of cologne/perfume

    I've had a number of bottles for more than a few years, and have only had 2-3 go bad. And they went bad differently. Some were a total loss (Gucci Rush) turning sour from top to bottom. Others just...
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    Re: Duc de Vervins

    Your post reminded me that I haven't worn this one in a long time, so I'm reacquainting myself as I type! I enjoy Duc de Vervins, and find it to be a fresh, greenish, woody fragrance. It comes across...
  20. Thread: Sunglasses?

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    Re: Sunglasses?

    If you like your Maui Jim's, you might also want to check into the Costa Del Mar line. Great lenses as well with some add'l styling options. They are a bit harder to find (not a line Sunglass Hut...
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    Re: Red Pepper scent?

    Spark by Claiborne has a note of cayenne pepper, if that's of interest.
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    Re: Tell me about Yatagan

    You may want to check out this review....it's quite a good read

    http://www.basenotes.net/columnists/chris/may03.html

    Cheers,
    Jim
  23. Re: Fragrances you consider to be totally *OVERRAT

    As usual, I find myself nodding my head in agreement while reading Chris's post. *Furthermore, the cynic in me wonders if "overrated" doesn't oftentimes refer to "I want it, but (for whatever reason)...
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    Re: stop calling creed a niche house!

    She's still around:

    http://gothrosary.com/products.cfm
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    Re: stop calling creed a niche house!

    I'll look forward to seeing the $30,000 Maserati ;)
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    Re: Few thoughts on the rules of the forum

    While I miss the "wild west" days of the past, when anything and everything was fair game on this board, I have to admit to the fact that today's Basenotes is a significantly more civil environment....
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    Re: Little known Creed facts

    ammmmm.......I'm pretty sure that almost everyone here would know where these came from seeing the original list was posted on the Basenotes OT Board last week. *Damn, and to think my Basenotes...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday February 4, 2006

    Polo Sport
  29. Re: Thoughts on Tuscany / Habit Rouge / Black Jean

    Habit Rouge, with black jeans.........and a white T-shirt..........!

    Mutually exclusive...........no.

    A dichotomy...................perhaps.

    Cheers,
    Jim
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    Re: Himalaya, what is the actual range?

    Emotenote:

    Welcome to the board. I'm sure, one way or another, your husband will receive a great fragrance gift from you.

    If your husband has settled on Himalaya....for sure......I would echo...
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    Re: Mary Kay Fragrances for Men

    I can't get past the vision of the pink cadillac......................

    Cheers,
    Jim
  32. Re: Vintage Tabarome (Harumph, harumph.....) *

    Well put!

    The only fault I find with VT is probably less with it than it is with me. That fault being I just can't seem to visualize wearing it under most normal circumstances. Everytime I break...
  33. Re: need recs for an refined yet manly gentleman

    A couple of the aforementioned recommendations that jump out were Bois du Portugal ( the most 'refined yet manly' Creed in my opinion) and MPG Santal Noble. The Santal Noble may not fit the bill,...
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    Fragrance and Nasal Spray

    So, I went to the doc to get checked up for a sinus infection, to find out I have something called a "deviated septum", which apparently contributes to the feeling of a chronically plugged nose. In...
  35. Re: Vintage Tabarome (Harumph, harumph.....) *

    Out of curiosity, is this one that your opinion has evolved / changed on over the years? (That NEVER happens to me ;) !!!!). I recall that original split a couple of years ago, since which time you...
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    Re: Smokey the Bear Cologne?

    Demeter's Bonfire is one to consider.
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    Re: A few essential scent Recommendations? *

    I agree with Santal Noble....a rich, creamy sandalwood with a lot of class. Tam Dao would be worth checking out as a comparitive. See a recent thread for some great reviews of Tam Dao.

    Eau Sauvage...
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    Re: KO-ed by Tam Dao

    Excellent reviews! *I've missed this board for the past couple of weeks.

    Like Chris, I recently acquired Tam Dao, and I'm wondering if I'm going to have to "eat my words" from previous posts....
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    Re: RL Polo Blue VS Azzaro Chrome

    They occupy the same genre in my mind, with similar longevity. Both are good for what they try to do (fresh, modern, citrus with a bit of depth in the basenotes)........I think its a matter of...
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    Re: The BEST Fragrance House

    As many have mentioned, this is a hard question, almost unfair. There's a lot of houses that produce great stuff, and many are represented in my wardrobe. So, to answer the question, I asked myself...
  41. Thread: The Classics

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    Re: The Classics

    A lot of "top of mind" frags seem to share a classic citrus note:

    Eau Sauvage
    Acqua di Parma
    Hermes L'Orange Verte
    Monsieur de Givenchy

    In terms of lines that seem to exude "classic", my...
  42. Re: Bond No. 9 Little Italy--the perfect mixer?

    The idea of mixing Little Italy with Bleecker Street is intriguing. I don't care much for Little Italy on its own....its a bit pungent on my skin. On the other hand, I just received a sample of...
  43. Re: What do you really think of female compliments

    Having been happily married for the past 20 years, with the hope that there's another good 20 in front of me, my answer may be a bit off the norm:

    I don't think the differentiation between a...
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    Re: "Warm", but not "Sweet"

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    I've wanted a warm but not sweet fragrance as well and Yatagan has always been a fragrance that I constantly read the reviews for. I...
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    Re: Is L'Artisan's Mechant Loup dark?

    I agree completely with Liquid's assessment, and I think you'll enjoy your 100ml "sample". Not "dark" per se, but warm and inviting as Liquid suggests. Also:
    - comforting
    - sense of depth
    -...
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    Re: Need Spicy Creed recommendations

    Second this one, as well as Epicea. I'd also add Acier Aluminum to the mix.....for me, its spices give me a similar experience to those in Epicea....with the former being more amber-based in its...
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    Re: "Warm", but not "Sweet"

    Wood.......with the following being some suggestions:

    Gucci Pour Homme
    Tam Dao - as previously mentioned
    MPG Santal Noble - between this and Tam Dao, I'm still trying to figure out which is my...
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    Re: Creed Shower Gels?

    I bought both GIT and SMW shower gels from Creedirect, and agree with Paul in that both of these were a waste. Very little scent, alot of generic soap. I've gone as far as spraying add'l scent from...
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    Re: Looking for a tea scent

    Ren had some great suggestions. I'd second Mechant Loup...it definitely does smoke & honey. Duel is another good choice, tea with a pretty good layering of citrus.

    One other I'd throw in the mix...
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    Re: Tropical, hot & humid friendly frags

    A non-obvious choice, but a great call!
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    Re: Marc Jacobs for Men=Absolutely Exquisite

    I agree....this is a most comforting scent. I 've only sampled Philosykos, a scent that is usually more favorably received on this board. I can't speak to the comparison between the two. The Mark...
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    Re: Must choose two winter scents

    I'd give the nod to Cuiron, if for no other reason than it is often talked about as discontinued.....one of those "try it now....or never" kind of situations. A very clean, straightforward leather...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 13 November

    After doing a side-by-side test of SMW from two different bottles, dosed up with a liberal application of GIT. The combination of the two isn't half bad!
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    Re: Creed revisited....WHAT ?

    I had to check this out for myself, pitting a bottle of SMW purchased from Neiman's versus one purchased from Creedirect / Bond. Your assessment matches mine exactly, with your description of "it's...
  55. Thread: Bond 9

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    Re: Bond 9

    I voted for Wall Street, but would love to try Hamptons as well. Others I like are
    - New Haarlem
    - Riverside
    - Chez Bond

    Cheers,
    Jim
  56. Re: Anything similar to GIT but not Coolwater?

    I agree with Dennis on Chez Bond....a softer GIT.

    Cheers,
    Jim
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    Re: I Love Coffee Scents--Any Suggestions?

    Second that!
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    Re: cheap yet smells good?

    You know, a long time ago, I bought a small bottle of Jovan Musk, and have never worn it. My father used to wear it years ago, and I bought it with those memories in mind.

    Tonight, prompted by...
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    Re: A Men or New Haarlem?

    I could see A*Men being a more "clubbing" scent than New Haarlem, if that's what you're after. If you're after a sweet scent, A*Men would get the nod. If sweet is not your bag, and clubs aren't your...
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    Re: Michael for Man (Michael Kors)

    I haven't worn this one for awhile, so I can't help with a detailed description. But, I do recall describing it on this board as a fragrance that brings out the "hippy" in me.....tobacco, leather,...
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    Re: “dark hearted” fragrance for men?

    As though it were a Rorschach test, the first answer that popped into my head was:

    YSL M7 Exotic, dark, with a sweet, smooth undercurrent. The agarwood in this one gives it the "darkness" you...
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    Re: A spicy cedar

    Thanks for the thoughts on Kyoto...it was in fact very helpful. *Your description has got me thinking that I need to find this fragrance...sounds like one that could be right up my alley!

    Cheers,...
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    Re: A spicy cedar

    I'm looking forward to reading your review of Kyoto, particularly if you have the opportunity to compare/contrast it to Rush! Let us know what you think!

    Cheers,
    Jim
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    Re: Caron's Yatagan - Too Much For A Woman?

    I think Yatagan would be a worthwhile experiment, given some of the others you've tried and apparently enjoy. While "heavy", I don't consider Yatagan to be a traditional "masculine" fragrance. As a...
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    Re: A spicy cedar

    Like you, I'm in search (after a whole bunch of bottles) for the perfect pine/cedar/balsam style scent. * I haven't found the perfect one, but here's a couple of ideas.

    Gucci Rush would be one I'd...
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    Re: A much needed hiatus...

    I suspect we've all been there at one time or another, in varying degrees. Awhile ago, I took a long time off. Since then, I've come back, though much less active, fewer hours a day. No doubt a...
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    Re: MPG Frags from Beauty Habit

    I had a similar experience with a broken bottle cap. *It is cheap plastic....but that's not Beauty Habit's fault. *Why so many seem to arrive with caps broken is rather odd though?

    Cheers
    Jim
  68. Re: Versace Dreamer vs Givenchy Pi vs Boucheron Ja

    Of the three, Jaipur is the only one that doesn't seem to evoke a "love / hate" discourse on this board. It has a classic elegance to it, but can be a bit much if oversprayed, a common characteristic...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 31 October

    Messe de Minuit won out over Passage D'Enfer this evening....the perfect Halloween scent!

    Cheers!
    Jim
  70. Re: My formal introduction to this fantastic commu

    Welcome aboard! Strap in for a wild ride.....chances are 9 in 10 that your collection will grow exponentially!

    Looking forward to hearing about your fragrance experiments and purchases!

    Cheers,...
  71. Re: I want reco's on strong 80's type fragrances..

    Azzaro pour homme and Fendi Uomo would be a couple good additions to your collection, but you've already got many of the usual suspects!

    Cheers!
    Jim
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    Re: Anvers, New Haarlem and Eau du Isles

    A nice trifecta! I'm sure you'll enjoy them all, three very fine choices!

    Cheers,
    Jim
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    Re: Scents that smell like other scents

    MPG Eau de Isles = L'Artisan Eau du Navigateur
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    Re: Giant Creed Bottles

    Same juice, different bottle. If you get one of those out on Ebay, they're a pretty good deal. You'll want to look at getting an atomizer, and perhaps a partner to go in with you on splitting the...
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    Re: Best Masculine Citrus Colognes!

    Eau Sauvage and Monsieur de Givenchy and the original Acqua di Parma for three classics

    Creed's Neroli Sauvage for a take different than above, a bit less traditional, a bit more "dirty", this is...
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    Re: anyone swap/sell with Gunslinger?

    Check out the members feedback board. There's an entry there.

    Cheers
    Jim
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 16 October

    Yatagan
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    Re: commercial sandalwood?

    MPG Santal Noble and Tam Dao are on the top of my list. Both are finely made sandalwood-based scents....classics!!! Floris Santal is also good, but a healthy bit of sweetness....good if you like...
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    Re: Asking for a piece of good advice :)

    M7 sounds like a good choice. Don't know much about Slovakia, but in keeping with the "Norway" moniker, a fresh bottle of Gucci Rush can't be beat!

    Cheers,
    Jim
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    Re: SOTD FRIDAY 14 OCT 2005

    Congats on your impending BDay!!!!

    LV Spezie, a close cousin to Piper, for me today!

    Cheers,
    Jim
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    Re: I smell my grandfather!!

    I envy you. What a great set of memories to have. Oud, being one of my favorite notes, would be all the more special if it had a context from my childhood!

    Cheers,
    Jim
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    Re: C&S No. 88, Passage d'Enfer, New Haarlem...

    No doubt


    Couldn't agree more. *That's the beauty of this place, isn't it?


    Perhaps it was the day I had today.....a day of one lecture after another. *Perhaps I was overly sensitized.

    All...
  83. Thread: Island Scent

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    Re: Island Scent

    I'll second the Aramis Bermuda Tonic.....I love this scent. The support for CSP scents is also spot on, though some are a bit heavy to neatly fit into my perception of "island".

    As a bit of a...
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    Re: Sexual ph by Michael Germain

    I guess I end up more in this category as well, though I don't dislike it enough to trade it. Having said that, I don't wear it often.

    I would not disparage D&G PH by comparing it to Sexual.....I...
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    Re: Both Day and Night

    During the warmer months, Creed Millesime Imperial would be my choice....though it would require reapplication over the course of the day. In the summer heat, it has enough sillage to work, though in...
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    Re: C&S No. 88, Passage d'Enfer, New Haarlem...

    My friends and respected Basenoters ::):

    If a reviewer suggests C&S 88 is reminiscent of "Lemon Pledge", but instead the frag is composed of Bergamot, or some synthetic derivation thereof, does...
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    Re: My wardrobe too

    Leather - I second (or third) Cuiron. Cuir Mauresque by Serge Lutens is an off-the-wall choice of extemely fine quality.

    Musk - I don't have alot in the way of musk. Musk Gazelle (oil) from Madini...
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    Re: I smell my grandfather!!

    Agreed. I had a similar experience with A&F Woods.....reminded me of something my grandfather wore. But I was pretty darn sure that he never wore that one. In the end, it hasn't much...
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    Re: My wardrobe too

    Only on Basenotes would a guy's 39 bottle collection be described in terms of quality rather than quantity 8-) !

    Great collection! A nice balance of mainstream and niche. My gut tells my you...
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    Re: opinions on Visit by Azzaro

    Visit might be one of those that is highly dependent on skin type. On me, there's an acrid note that I just can't get past. It seems to have a greater degree of complexity than Gucci PH, which...
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    Re: Piper Negrum: Really how good is it?

    You should definitely sample this one first. It's unusual....not necessarily good, not necessarily bad....just different. "Spicy" for me always means "try it first". As it is with food, "spice" can...
  92. Re: Which one is THE most controversial on B'notes

    I would have thrown in a vote for Guerlain Vetiver had it been available.

    Cheers,
    Jim
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    Re: Wanting a classy mint.....

    Creed Green Valley would be another one to consider. The ginger in it is a "love it" or "hate it" though......

    Cheers,
    Jim
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    Re: Christmas scents

    Serge Lutens Arabie - holiday fruit cake in a bottle

    Hermes Rocabar - balsam, cedar, nutmeg, cinnamon...a whole bunch of holiday scents mixed together

    Cheers,
    Jim
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    Re: What were your biggest "WOW" factor scents?

    There's alot of them in the past. New Haarlem is probably the most recent example....just haven't smelled anything quite like it before...a very elegant representation of coffee.

    Others from the...
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    Re: What do your Partners hate?

    I'm not so sure about this, *Renato.

    For one thing I hear *some oriental frags praised over and over on this forum *which I find puzzling: * M7, *Opium PH, * A*Men, *and *H. Mori......
    ...
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    Re: Help. If I love Dolce & Gabbana PH...

    Second that! Dreamer and D&G pour homme have a lot of similarities to my nose. For me, Dreamer is probably stronger on the tobacco note than D&G, with D&G seeming to achieve a bit more versatile...
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    Re: Creed Epicea Eau de Toilette

    I agree with John that Epicea shares some characteristics with Blenheim Bouquet and Polo (pine). *But, it does have a mix of spices that makes it all its own. *I wear it on occasion, but do not...
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    Re: What do your Partners hate?

    My wife dislikes a whole bunch of stuff in my collection, including:
    1) Anything that smells overtly 80's - Antaeus, Bel Ami, Azarro pour homme, Fendi pour homme are a few
    2) Anything strong on...
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    Re: Upgraded Posting Options

    Way Cool Grant!! Thanks as always for your constant devotion to this site!

    Cheers,
    Jim
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