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  1. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

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    Caron Yatagan

    For $30-35 usually. I would not change a thing about it. Outdoorsy, but classy. Complex and interesting. Concentration and performance are ideal for me. Doesnt scream, but...
  2. Re: great fragrances with horrible topnote that you just have to wait through to get to the good par

    Id argue that if i dont like the topnotes it is merely good and not great in my opinion. But the two that instantly leap to mind are:

    1. Club de Nuit Intense. So fake lemony. It really does smell...
  3. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    It is always nice to hear from you! Always much thought put in to your started threads. I appreciate that about you.
  4. Re: Suggestions To Add to a Beginner's "Collection"?

    Im gonna go outside the box on suggestion, but keep it inside the box for fragrance type.

    Go to Maison Francis Kurdjian online. Buy a 4 pack of samples. It will be like 15 bucks. These are nice...
  5. Re: Fragrance related vanity license plate

    Imo fbw
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    Re: Monthly Samples

    Not really my cup of tea. Didnt really wow me into even consideration, regardless of price, which is i guess why i didnt really even touch on that. Smells like good quality. But it didnt really...
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    Re: Monthly Samples

    2 Man by Comme de Garcons

    Opens as a soapy vetiver incense mahogany. The incense reads to me as what i identify as the used and abused woody ac norlimbanol. When i applied quite a lot on my hand...
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    Re: Monthly Samples

    1861 Naxos by Xerjoff

    Opens with a tonka lemon bergamot mix. The citrus all but disappears after about 45 minutes. It lives a good amount of its life as a tonka honey cashmeran lavendar tobbacco...
  9. Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

    I think it is an interesting name for sure.
  10. Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

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  11. Re: Fragrance related vanity license plate

    RIP GIT, lol.
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    Re: Monthly Samples

    Wonderwood by Comme de Garcons

    Its soft and dry. Woody dry cedar, a bit of a thinner cedar, sort of transparent, sandalwood, pencil shavings. Blend all the woods you got. Well balanced, all the...
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    Blackpepper by Comme de Garcons

    It indeed opens up with a strong hit of pepper grinder black pepper. I timed it, this blends in with the rest of the scent in 35 minutes. Before that it is a bit of...
  14. Re: decant / split shops recommendation

    I signed up for scentbird just to pull their amouage line. Otherwise basenoters are where its at. No tax. No subs. And i trust fellow enthusiasts more than faceless evil-corp.
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    Re: Monthly Samples

    Im so bad with florals, i tend to just gloss over with a sad little color impression (white, yellow). Also why i have a terrible time with classically feminine oriented fragrances. Im not sure i've...
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    Valour by Robert Graham

    Note list is misleading. It is not a heavy gourmand, as coffee, sage, and amber would have you believe. It is somewhat lighter, without a heavy vanilla or tonka base. It is...
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    Dodo by Zoologist

    No. Wrong. Its a fougere... in the air. Super harsh up close. Moth bally, bug sprayish, wet rat nest smell over fruity salt or something. Also the first fragrance to make...
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    Re: Monthly Samples

    Salome by Papillon

    Beautiful floral opening strong in jasmine mixed with musk. Sort of the same opening feel as Kiehls, but they depart pretty quickly. There is much more going on here, and at a...
  19. Re: If Fragrance Was Priced For Everyone - A Hypothetical

    Nike tshirt vs fruit of the loom. Same material cost. One more expensive.
  20. Re: Current versions of fragrances in your collection

    Oof. Most everything. I have a pre 2012 bottle or 2, but nothing id really call vintage.
  21. Re: Roja Creation-E smells like coca cola

    Duro smells like dr. pepper to me. Can we get something that smells like an ice cold diet Mt. Dew? Fresh dewskie on a hot day, that would be a winner.
  22. Re: If Fragrance Was Priced For Everyone - A Hypothetical

    Everybody says "naw man. I wear what i like, i dont care about the price or nothin." Then decrees a fragrance as played out, not wishing to smell of the rabble. But GIT is still popular, and its...
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    Re: Monthly Samples

    Freetrapper by D.S. & Durga

    Less wild than the name would imply. It has a central quality that is medicinal and camphor like. This hangs around straight through the opening and the heart. The...
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    Duro by Nasamotto

    It smells like Dr. Pepper with some woods. Maybe a mixed drink with dr. Pepper and some sort of woody liqueur. It is strong, but in a nice way. Miscellaniously woody with pink...
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    Re: Monthly Samples

    Dia Man by Amouage

    To me its a spiced mixed floral, made more masculine and dry by some leather and vetiver. There is a lightness in its composition. There is some incense in the heart, blended...
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    Re: Monthly Samples

    Ummagumma by Bruno Fazzolari

    Not neccesarily my thing. Good quality though. The wife said "it smells like food." Apt. It opens with a choco-tonka-coffee smell. The tonka is used judiciously here...
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    Re: Monthly Samples

    First impressions were trash. Nose just didnt cooperate.
    Duro - woody
    CdG 2 Man - soapy
    Salome - kind musk
    Dodo - fougere
    Blackpepper - i do smell pepper
    Ummagumma - gourmand coffee
  28. Re: Terre D'Hermès parfum: four seasons or not.

    Equal, but not remotely related. Im a Sauvage fan. I love it. Sauvage is much more crowd pleasing. It is also critically divisive. Most afficianados consider it an abomination. Honestly, the more you...
  29. Re: Terre D'Hermès parfum: four seasons or not.

    I think both tdh edt and edp are good for 4 seasons. The are highly versatile in my book. Any occasion as well. Dressed up or down they work. The orange keeps it fresh and the dry mineral keeps it...
  30. Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    Midwest usa not so much. The usa is a big place, which each state analogous to countries in europe. Paris is 1000 miles from Prague. California is 2000 miles from me. We have little in common.
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    Re: Caron pour Homme

    New version was what I tried. The playdough assosiation was one of those things that if you were looking for it, it smelled that way. Otherwise it smelled like lavender/vanilla/musk. I might try...
  32. Re: Givenchy Gentleman: current formulation defense.

    The picture helps illucidate your meaning quit nicely. Its a sharp looking bottle, im a fan. The new iris version... eh.
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    Re: Caron pour Homme

    Nope. Thumbs down. Playdoughy if you think about it intentionally. Im against the grain here. I think it stinks.
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    Re: Booze

    Im gonna say fahrenheit edp has been my favorite boozy fragrance, while i enjoyed the actual boozy smell of dark rebel most, but that fragrance as a whole is less than.
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    Re: Dollar Tree imitations

    I saw that gucci envy one too. That was cool. Bought 1 million for the wifes car mats.
  36. [CONUS] Re: NSAM sales: Dior Homme Intense, Valentino Uomo Intense, Versace Eros

    Bump
  37. Re: Givenchy Gentleman: current formulation defense.

    Are we talking iris clear or patchouli gold?
  38. Re: Would you mind recommending me a fragrance, please?

    How about dior Homme edt?
  39. Re: Who are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    I trust the noses of:

    Mr Smelly
    GentScents
    Sebastion
    FragranceReview
    PerfumeGuru
    Wafts
    BigBeard
    JoyAmin
  40. Re: Who are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    Ive watched most of mr smelly in the last week. Hes funny. His tastes really lean light citrus. As ive gone through scents i havent watched since just beginning. I cant find many reviews on most...
  41. Re: Another - Just starting out - my humble collection so far - what next thread!

    This post got me thinking about this frag. Went back and revisited it. Decided to buy a full bottle. So i at least convinced myself. Lol.
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    Re: 'Tom Ford made it custom for me'

    Lol. Hes the best.
  43. Re: One that I don't see much talk on, Missoni Parfum Pour Homme

    I have a sample somewhere, ill have do dig it up.
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman vs Kouros

    Thanks rum!
    And thanks all for your input. I'm reading umsimilar enough that others dont really relate the two. Interesting. Time to revist i guess. I do love musk. Just took umbridge with the nag...
  45. Re: I want to be the third property brother

    They wouldnt wear anything not in the grey and white color pallette. Have you seen thier remodels? Blow out a wall and paint everything grey. Atrocious.
  46. Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    If i had a decant already it will get no special treatment. New bottle from sample, at least once in the first week. Probably at least 3 times that month hopefully.
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman vs Kouros

    Oops. Thought i posted this in the mens thread. My bad. Question stands.
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    Givenchy Gentleman vs Kouros

    Its been a while since i smelled kouros, but circled back today to vintage givenchy gentleman. I was enjoying that one. How similar are the opening patchoulis of the king and gg?
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    Re: Summer Purchase Advice

    If you have scentbird maybe try costume national homme. It has some fallish aspects topped with a juicy grapefruit and dry clove which would be suitable for the summer.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Hmm... ive got no coconut. Aventus has pineapple. Fahrenheit edp is boozy.
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    Re: Monthly Samples

    Havent done this in a while, but did a decent haul of interesting frags. Will be receiving samples of:
    1. Free Trapper
    2. Dia Man
    3. Duro
    4. CdG 2 Man
    5. Salome
    6. 1861 Naxos
    7. Dodo ...
  52. Re: Which cologne best epitomizes the phrase....

    Kouros
  53. Re: I want to be the third property brother

    I heard they are both like 6 foot 5
  54. Re: Another - Just starting out - my humble collection so far - what next thread!

    Id say something classic cologney, like Le 3 Third Man, or maybe a leather.
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    Re: Perfume that lasts all day (???)

    Rasasi la yukawam
    Sauvage
    CDNM
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    Re: Dior homme intense 2019

    I found dhi too heavy and gourmandy.
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    Re: Why not artisanal

    Rogue is also reasonable. They are easy to sample as well. Anyone reading this and thinking about getting into these types id recomend starting with them. Also, i feel like thier offerings are...
  58. Re: How to tell when you are addicted?

    As long as i pay my bills and dont neglect my family and obligations i consider it benign. Im quiet an all in all out person, and im okay with that. Just with drugs and alcohol id say it is dependent...
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    Re: Most worn: May 2019

    I love to read these threads mothly and see what all my peeps are up to. Proof is in the pudding and all that.
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    Re: Why not artisanal

    Rogue is awesome. I concur there. Everything ive tried has been top notch. I plan to revisit tabac vert sometime soon.
  61. Re: If you could make a Fragrance Starter Pack, what would you choose?

    Id recomend buysblinds sticky and clairevs articles. Get some highlights from each genre and then refine from there. I still consider myself a beginner so the approach i believe in is still my modus...
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    Re: Why not artisanal

    Most of my limited experience has been that they are the most beautiful ingredients with less compositional finesse.

    But id say the answer is mostly getting exposure and pricing. They are...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Need to revisit this some day. Tried it three times. Couldnt take to it yet.
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    Re: Real oud

    I would think if I was looking for authentic oud (same with musk, as that is more my forte) to try these brands far before something from Gucci, Polo, or Versace. If you want the real deal there is...
  65. Poll: Re: Which Chanel As A Gift? (Please Vote To Help Out)

    I voted before I read your description. Poor order, I'm sorry. Subtract one vote from Coco and add one to 19.
  66. Re: Scents that are a dumb reach (whatever that means)

    I think of Bleu de Chanel as the ultimate dumb reach. In my wardrobe AdG is my easiest wear.
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    Re: Rank My Fragrances

    Of the ones I have tried.

    1. Dior Fahrenheit
    2. Armani Acqua Di Gio Profumo
    3. Terre D'Hermes EDT
    4. Bleu de Chanel EDP
    5. Dolce & Gabbana The One EDP
    6. Prada L'Homme
    7. Dior Homme Cologne...
  68. Re: Anyone know what happened to the poster Remik?

    My favorite avatar.
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    Re: Most worn: May 2019

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    Eros by Versace
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  70. Re: My Non-Investment Timepiece Collection!

    I'm not a watch guy, but it is always fun to see pictures of things that others enjoy. Obviously cultivated with passion and care. Looks very classy.
  71. Re: Found a website that claims to make online perfume shopping easier

    If I have any problems ordering from there can I just send you my credit card information and have you do it?
  72. Re: Men's Wallets - What do you carry?

    Old bifold. It is holding up, no holes or anything. Probably time for an upgrade, I've been thinking. Pass this bad boy on to the mini-me. Etsy is an interesting route, but I'll prob just get some...
  73. Re: I think we underestimate the power of....

    It is indeed, beastly.
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    Re: Date advice

    It probably depends on what this date would entail as well.
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    Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    Dior
    Sauvage
    Fahrenheit
    Homme
  76. Re: Making clothes smell more masculine?

    My clothes arent precious. I dump them in the washer with tons of soap. I just want em clean. Ill go darks and lights, even loads out. But i wouldnt worry about ruining your clothes. People worry...
  77. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair is severely underrated

    Is it though? I think it is regarded about correctly. But havent heard much hate.
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    Re: Help me build my collection

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    Re: Date advice

    This is good advice. Do this for sure. CDNM is good and would be my choice. 2 sprays. All of those are safe. Wear a fragrance. Dont go smelling human. Women may like some skank, but not as a first...
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    Re: Help me build my collection

    Its funny, always thought of tdh like a polo and shorts frag. Not like pajama casual, but dressed up relaxing, say at a baseball game or something. I dont know if i actually feel like it would be...
  81. Re: Margot Robbie signed up by Chanel as new fragrance ambassador

    this was a smart choice, no joke.
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    Re: Men Wearing Jewelry

    Fun read. I used to be a accessory guy. Bracelets on both wrists, watch, 2-4 necklaces, earings, eyebrow ring, long hair. Lol. Now I'm old. Watch, wedding ring. Maybe a rubber awareness...
  83. Re: Hello Friends This is My First Topic

    Im confused.
  84. Re: why is your favorite, your favorite?

    Yatagan. Performance not too heavy, but present a long time. Outdoorsy and classy at the same time. Cool bottle, cool name, historic company. Good price. Piney and animalic without smashing your face...
  85. Re: A fresh, clean, sparkling grapefruit please!

    How about Ideal Cologne? Ive been enjoying the grapefruit there lately enough to be interested in aquiring more.
  86. [CONUS] Re: NSAM sales: Dior Homme Intense, Valentino Uomo Intense

    Added
  87. Re: NEW: Perry Ellis - Perry Ellis (2018)!

    Im a Dilbert fan. Good stuff.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Armani Gio! I just get so excited to smell anything. It was beautiful.
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian

    Great house. They have my business. Cut out that money hungry middle man!
  90. Re: Memorial Day FragranceNet sale on Google Express - extra 10% off

    I already used mine ��
  91. Re: Boucheron Quatre Absolue de Nuit

    I understood. Yea, no samples ebay, or any of the online sample sites i could find. I saw it for 30ish, but just hate blind buying, especially if i cant get a great impression of what to expect. I...
  92. Re: Narciso Rodriguez for HIM EDT vs EDP

    Never tried the edp. The edt... eh. Voilet is strong with this one. Metalic. Industrial. Not very musky to me. The edp sounds better.
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    Re: Wearing to cover up bad odour?

    Bacteria is what causes the smell. We all have different situations that are hospitable to different germs. Bar soap, not body wash. You may need a flora reset in your underarms. Buzz out your pit...
  94. Re: Boucheron Quatre Absolue de Nuit

    Thank you. Appreciate some input on it. Do post please if you end up using any more sample! Im curious.
  95. Re: Best fragrance performance ever...

    Just so we are clear, I was not asking what lasted the longest and projected the hardest. More if you could build your ideal scent in your head how would it behave? And what scent you know behaves...
  96. Re: Best fragrance performance ever...

    I think my ideal performance is AdG Profumo or Yatagan. Many last longer, lots project much harder, but that is my sweet spot.
  97. Best fragrance performance ever...

    Which fragrance epitomizes the perfect performance for you? Not your favorite, not what smells best.
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    Re: Favorite from your collection?

    Pfffbbb... im gonna say something like Sauvage or ADG. Needs to have massive versatility, as said 100 to -30 here too.
  99. Re: Why so much hate for dior homme spor 2017?

    Its nice. Just doesnt last very long. Pleasant topnotes though.
  100. Re: Is Amouage Interlude a safe blind buy?

    Just wore it the other day. If you dont think incense stinks, id say there is a good chance youll like this smell. That being said, dear mama, this beast needs to be tried before investing. If it is...
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