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  1. Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    Guerlain L'Instant Extreme
    Trumper's Eucris
    Trumper's Spanish Leather
    YSL M7
    AdP Colonia Assoluta
    Bulgari Black
    Saint Charles Shave's Bay Rum with a Twist

    3 fresh...
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    Re: Any thoughts on Mat; Very Male?

    My order came in the mail yesterday, and I really like it! I recently ordered samples of Rochas Man, Lolita Lempicka au Masculine, Very Irresistable for Men and L'Instant EDP. My conclusions were...
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    Re: Fragrance Directory Reviews - a rant

    If a fragrance has overpowering top notes and mild heart notes, I can understand waiting through the dry down before interacting with others.

    My 2 biggest complaints are:

    1. Reviewers that...
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    Re: Political Leaders and Fragrances

    As a politician, he doesn't care what he smells like when if it is beneficial to appear like a guy that doesn't care what he smells like. Remember, this is the silver spoon fed guy that bought a big...
  5. Re: Anyone interested in working on a "fragrance map."

    Once we understand what this map is not, it is helpful. This map is not detailed. This is not information rich. Instead this map is a helpful grouping tool.

    To me, the ultimate but unweildy...
  6. Re: Fathers Day Fragrance Contest

    Old Spice.
  7. Re: Comme des Garçons goes more mainstream. Energy C cologne series 8

    I can't imagine that they're running out of ideas. Without the requirement of a fragrance being a mainstream hit, there are too many different directions to go. Scents reminiscent of weather,...
  8. Re: I wore this after gym & 2 gay Thai men wanted to eat me

    It does sound like he wanted to show you his Sécrétions Magnifiques back in his room, but the question remains, were they doing this for business or pleasure?
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    Re: Any thoughts on Mat; Very Male?

    Thanks for the input! With the comparison to one of my favorites (Bulgari Black) and the description of a candied yet light licorice that progresses to a non-gourmand base, my decision was made....
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    Any thoughts on Mat; Very Male?

    I checked the review section, found a minimal number of reviews on this, and they made the scent sound intriguing. Anyone else have any experience with this fragrance? How is the longevity? Is it...
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    Re: Best electric razor available?

    The cats over at www.badgerandblade.com know their shaving stuff, although they are obsessed with getting a perfectly smooth shave with minimal irritation, time be damned. What I've distilled from...
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    Re: I'm getting married! What scent do I wear?

    Pure civet. If she still wants to marry you, you've got a good one...or one without a sense of smell.
  13. Why is AdP Colonia Assoluta primarily considered a citric, not a rose scent?

    AdP Colonia and Colonia Assoluta are consistently mentioned as light, citric summer scents. I'm on my 3rd wearing of Assoluta, and while it has a lemon element, I find rose to be the most prominent...
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    Re: Today I Bought... May 2008 Edition

    Ordered bottles of
    M7
    Bulgari Black.

    Ordered samples of:
    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    Guerlain L'instant pour homme EdP
    Caron L'Anarchiste
  15. Few great designer frags introduced after '03. Why?

    During my recent designer cologne sample binge, something unusual became apparent. Most of the recent great designer frags, ones known for being modern, were released between '98 and '03. Take a...
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    Re: Scent and personality

    As an active person (beach volleyball and running mostly) who detests "sporty" and marine parfumes, I think the two are loosely intertwined at best.
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    Re: L'Instant Edp. Where can I get it?

    A bottle can be obtained by e-mailing Guerlain's Champs Champs-Elysées shop. The cost for a 75mL bottle is 62 Euros, plus 25 Euros in shipping. Thats about $135 U.S.
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    Re: L'Instant Edp. Where can I get it?

    So is the EdP really that superior to the EdT? The reviews make it sound like the two are fairly different, with the EdP definitely being superior.
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    Re: L'Instant Edp. Where can I get it?

    I just did a fairly thorough search online. As far as I can tell, the only domestic seller is the perfumed court. 75ml for $190. ...
  20. Re: Another please make some recommendations thread

    Alright, I'm ready for more suggestions if you folks don't mind.

    Wearable favorites so far (30-40 frags in):

    -Habit Rouge - Perfect melding of vanilla and citrus.
    -Bvlgari Black - The mix of 2...
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    Re: Once you go niche, do you ever go back?

    1. Agree
    2. Agree. I think this forum is a great way to find those designer gems. That said, Bvlgari and YSL both put out some unusual, edgy scents.
    3. Disagree. Who cares how high quality...
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    Re: Once you go niche, do you ever go back?

    Most designer scents don't have a perfect analog. It is silly to say that M7 is merely Black Aoud with inferior ingredients. They are formulated differently, emphasize different notes, and yes, use...
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    Re: what to wear for AP calculus test?

    Nothing! Why are you wasting time thinking about parfumes when you should be studying?
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    Re: Help me pick 6 samples for the girlfriend.

    Alright, some research has led me to this list. Feel free to suggest additions and corresponding subtractions.

    1. Cristobal
    2. Hanae Mori Butterfly
    3. Chopard Mira Bai
    4. Clinique Happy...
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    Help me pick 6 samples for the girlfriend.

    She likes sweet, modern scents, but nothing too out there. I recently ordered her a sample of Bvlgari Eau Parfumée au The Rouge which she really liked. Conversely, she didn't like Mitsouko that...
  26. Re: Another please make some recommendations thread

    No problem.

    Niche/high end samples: http://theperfumedcourt.com
    Designer samples: http://www.scentmonkey.com/try-before-buy.php

    I find scented monkey to be quicker with their deliveries,...
  27. Re: Another please make some recommendations thread

    Thanks for the suggestions. My 2 favorites were Bvlgari Black (which I will buy) and CdG Jaisalmer (need further research to see if it justifies the price). My least favorite was Kyoto, which...
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    Re: Blind Buys: What's Your Satisfaction Rate?

    As others have pointed out, one must distinguish between satisfied and blown away. With samples (chosen based on this site's reviews section) I have about a 10-20% blown away rate. I find another...
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    Re: Blind Buys: What's Your Satisfaction Rate?

    Lime actually. I'm being serious.
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    Re: Blind Buys: What's Your Satisfaction Rate?

    1 of 2. I hate my Coriolan (I've kept it for the bottle), but like my Saint Charles Bay Rum w/ a Twist.
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    Re: Incense rosé by Tauer

    That's how I feel about Czech & Speake #88, which I believe to be a masterpiece. C&S's combination of rose and incense is so perfect and rounded, its like an ideal sphere. Unfortunately, I want at...
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    Your top 3 everyday, workhorse fragrances.

    What NOT to post:
    -Your classic favorites that are too dated for you to wear out. I'm looking at you Guerlain Monsieur.
    -Strange, avante garde scents that you enjoy, but won't wear out. This...
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    Re: Like Egoiste.. but better?

    If you like the vanilla aspect, try Habit Rouge.
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    Re: Need your advice, plz

    Can you order samples? I'm a huge advocate of them for several reasons:
    1. They can help you decide which colognes you love and which ones you merely like.
    2. Sampling in a store before...
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver vs. Habit Rouge

    Keep in mind that most believe Habit Rouge EdP, EdC and EdT to be variations on a theme, with the EdT revealing the most vanilla. See Scentimantal's review here:...
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    Re: Have reviews turned too editorial?

    I'm not asking for more technical reviews. I'm not asking for reviewers to go with the grain. I'm not asking reviewers to say they like something that they despise. All I'm asking is for reviewers...
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    Re: Minumum # of Fragrance

    I only allow myself 7 frags at a time. If a new one is purchased, it is purchased in part using the $ from selling one of my 7. Limiting myself to 7 really forces me to choose my favorites.
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    Re: Have reviews turned too editorial?

    The argument could easily be made that cars are complex machines with many variables, and therefor should not be objectively evaluated. They aren't merely pods designed to transport people through...
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    Re: Death of the Metrosexual

    The gap becomes very noticeable when you figure there is another 1-2 year lag on what is popular in America's rural areas. You're looking at close to a 5 year difference between Paris and Nebraska.
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    Re: Death of the Metrosexual

    With the whole Metrosexual/Ubersexual thing: Its funny that who you are can be a trend.
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    Have reviews turned too editorial?

    Has anyone else noticed the trend of reviewers overemphasizing subjective style and in doing so underemphasizing substance? In fragrance, the most well known offender is Turin. With cars its...
  42. Re: Which scent gets you the most male compliments?

    Inescapable: A fragrance for the man that knows too much is 8 sprays short of enough.
  43. Re: Another please make some recommendations thread

    Thanks for all the suggestions! I've ordered samples of:

    -Comme des Garcons 2 Man - Sounded strange and intriguing.
    -CdG Incense: Kyoto - I've liked incense as a supporting note. How do I...
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    Re: "Gay" Perfumes

    Um, if you guys check the previous page you'll find this is a discussion about the hows of marketing to the gay community. Interesting.
  45. Re: Another please make some recommendations thread

    CdG 2 sounds very interesting!

    I should also mention that after paying taxes, I'm trying to keep things under $75/bottle.

    Thanks for the quick responses!
  46. Another please make some recommendations thread

    I'm looking to order some new samples soon. I'm fairly new to this whole thing, but of the 30 or so samples I've tried, these are some of my favorites:

    Habit Rouge
    Rive Gauche
    Polo Black...
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    Re: "Gay" Perfumes

    I find this to be strange as well. Typically pushing limits helps art sell through controversy, yet we don't see many male artists pushing the gay/straight limit. The Libertines sort of almost did,...
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    Re: "Gay" Perfumes

    I deleted my comment because someone already expressed that frag marketing is the topic here. Now back to the topic.
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    Re: Christopher Colvmbvs by Ann De Cassignac

    "Sort of a slightly spicy petrol, powder, and rose combination"

    Ah, the smell of dead Indian. Any TB blanket overtones?
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    Re: Why aren't many blind testings performed?

    Why place the onus on stores? It would be interesting to see a couple of the better reviewers/writers of this board sending numbered samples back and forth for review. This is the sort of idea is...
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    Re: What would Pete Doherty wear?

    Watching ballet is sensory indulgence as well, but I wouldn't call it very rock and roll. Rock isn't merely about stimulating the senses, it is also about rebeling against the bourgeois and things...
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    Why aren't many blind testings performed?

    Lets face it, label matters. If I've had success with house A, I'll assume that their latest creation will grow on me even if I don't like it at first. If the same product comes from house B, which...
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    Re: What would Pete Doherty wear?

    He would wear nothing. Sorry folks, fragrances aren't very rock and roll.
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    Re: Luca Turin and Creed

    My thinking exactly. Good stuff, but there are scents I like more at half the price.

    To the guy making the car analogy, I don't know if that comparison works. Cars can be judged by engine,...
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    Re: Luca Turin and Creed

    The man is in the business of selling books, although he does have a reputation to maintain. There are probably 2 related elements at play.

    1. Contrarianism, especially on the topic of popular...
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    Re: scents of petrol

    Trumper's Eucris, which I love. That acrid component at the outset reminds me of gasoline.

    "Brian, I'll be honest with you, that smells like pure gasoline."
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    Re: Blind buy: great disappointments

    Geurlain Coriolan - It isn't bad, but it smells like old man. With all the great fragrances out there, there is no reason to buy something that you don't love.
  58. Anything similar to Rive Gauche that will last on me?

    There are many other threads discussing Rive Gauche, and the consensus is that Rive Gauche is a scent that disappears to the wearer while remaining noticeable to others. Since I believe that RG...
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