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  1. Re: Young Men (20's to Early 30's), What Are Your Top 3 Fragrances?

    For those who have followed me since my introduction to the world of frags, you have seen me go from a select few to over 50 bottles (and over 100 samples), and then back down to an, albeit...
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    Re: Tommy Bahama house?

    Set Sail St. Barts >> the original imho
  3. Re: Best Designer Fragrance For South USA/Georgia/Florida Summer 85+ Degrees...Only Designers.

    I don't spend too much time in FL anymore, but I did take a bottle of St. Sail St. Barts home with me for those days when I'm in FL and it's hot outside. Rive Gauche is another designer warm-weather...
  4. Re: YSL M7 has to be one of the most popular designer men's fragrance in the fragrance world

    Not popular at all, but a good scent nevertheless. It's less wearable than any of the other YSLs (except maybe Kouros), but that aoud note is intoxicating.
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    Re: Kouros Second Chance

    i've always wanted to try kouros, but i've never had the balls to ask to test it in public or to blind buy it. if anyone wants to send me a sample, i'll mail them a chocolate chip cookie in return :p
  6. Which company has the best eponymous "pour homme"?

    i.e. frag named after the house (YSL Pour Homme, Givenchy Pour Homme, Caron Pour un Homme, Tom Ford for Men, Chanel Pour Monsieur, etc. etc. etc.)?
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle Award

    bump for hilarity!
  8. Re: Best Serge Lutens fragrances that are more masculine (i.e. not sweet)?

    Serge Lutens is arguably the "sweetest" niche house in the world.

    I'd recommend Chene, not because it's "not sweet," but because it's pretty good.
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    Re: Question About Body Kouros

    Nobody's going to fake Body Kouros. This forum is LOL sometimes :)

    I agree with the olfactory fatigue comments above.
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    Re: Warm soap scents, lightly sweetened

    I get "expensive rose soap" out of Black Aoud. Definitely a soapy vibe to it to my nose.
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    Re: A little weird...

    Ambre Narguile might work for the narguile-smoking caterpillar
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    Re: A little weird...

    Wonderwood
    Naughty Alice by Vivian Westwood
    Alice in Wonderland by Parfums d'Imperfiction
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    Re: A little weird...

    Tea for Two
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 7, 2011

    http://fr.academic.ru/pictures/frwiki/86/Ville_de_Chinon_rive_gauche.JPG
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    Poll: Re: Burberry Brit or Burberry London ?

    erm, London
  16. Re: Is it true that when you niche, you wont go back?

    Not for me. I've gravitated heavily towards niche, but have swung back to a more moderate ground. There are a number of niche frags I'm still chasing, but I've been enjoying a lot of the the designer...
  17. Re: Another advantage to smelling great all the time

    Haha, I'm not sure I'd want a horse glued to my wrists :P
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    Re: Breaking News: LVMH to take over Bvlgari!

    So will these not be available in France either, then?
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    Re: Occasions for these fragrances?

    Any of those can be dress up scents, imho. Any could also be worn with a plain white shirt. I'd tend to save the incenses for the weekends, but that's just personal opinion.
  20. Another advantage to smelling great all the time

    Puppies love you :D

    I was at a house party on Saturday, and the host's puppy would not stay away from me. Needless to say, the guy sitting next to the puppy gets some extra female attention :D
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    Re: Your ultimate white shirt fragrance?

    A crisp, clean shirt calls for a crisp, clean frag. I nominate Neroli Portofino.
  22. Re: How long does it take before a fragrance goes bad? Stale?

    the top notes go bad first, anyway. it takes longer for the rest of the frag to turn. light exposure or extreme heat expedite the process considerably.

    if you dug up a bottle of essential oil from...
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    Re: I really love Paco Rabanne - 1 Million

    I'm pretty sure no one has faked PM. That bottle would be a BEAR to copy.
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    Re: Burberry Port Wine London

    Just swapped for a bottle of this, and I love it! The longevity IS an issue, but everything else about London is just terrific imho.
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    Poll: Re: Musc Ravageur - Worth buying?

    Undoubtedly
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    Re: Hermes - Ambre Naguile

    hahaha, yes, i meant 4 ml :D

    still---the 6 4ml samples they sent me of their hermessence line was beyond generous!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, March 3, 2011

    F.m.m.r.
  28. Re: Let's make up some SILLY PERFUME THREAD TITLES here!

    What frag should I wear while trying out samples?
    Is the Givenchy Pi bottle a masonic artifact?
    Favorite places to spray below the belt?
    Which Beatle is second most likely to wear Cool Water to a...
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    Re: Hermes - Ambre Naguile

    If you've ever tried Apple Jacks (not sure if they're sold outside the USA), Ambre Narguile is a dead ringer :D

    Not sure if that's a good or a bad thing though, haha.
  30. Re: Scents you liked initially but grew to not like or even hate?

    Chergui, M7 (still like it, but can't wear it), Black Violet
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    Re: Hermes - Ambre Naguile

    It's very nice stuff, and on my wishlist. The very generous 4 oz. Hermes sample will last me for a while longer though, I suspect.
  32. Re: Brands you avoid for reasons other than product or price?

    Victoria's Secret
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: February 2011

    It's March now, guys :D
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: March 2011

    As of last night, picking up L'Instant de Guerlain, Set Sail St. Barts, Varvatos Vintage, and possibly Burberry London in swap :D
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    Re: Most you have spent on a frag ?

    $650 USD for a 48 oz bottle of Acqua di Gio
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    Re: Penhaligon's Zizonia

    I'm testing this now, and quite like it. It's in the same family as Terre d'Hermes; a peppery citrus concoction. i can smell ginger and a bit of vetiver in it as well, but both take a back seat to...
  37. Re: Issey Miyake.....More Japanese inspired frags?

    Amber Absolute smells just like the incense in the meiji jingu shrine in tokyo as well.
  38. Re: Issey Miyake.....More Japanese inspired frags?

    Japon Noir ;)

    try Keiko Mechiri
  39. Re: Time To Dust Off Those Spring and Summer Scents.

    I've been quietly building up a warm weather arsenal.

    Bought Neroli Portofino yesterday, and have orchestrated swaps for Varvatos Vintage, Set Sail St. Barts and for L'Instant today. Live Jazz...
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    Lavender Palm hits the evil bay

    http://cgi.ebay.com/EXCLUSIVE-Tom-Ford-Private-Blend-LAVENDER-PALM-/130492625152?pt=fragrance&hash=item1e61f77100#ht_500wt_1156

    (no personal affiliation), but WOW, that's expensive :O
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    Re: Which to buy?

    Terre d'Hermes is by far the best of that bunch.
  42. Thread: Chergui

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    Re: Chergui

    Definitely not, at least imho
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    Re: Neroli Portofino - Tom Ford Private Blend

    Whelp, I've changed my tune on this one again. It's the latest addition to my small collection :D
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    Re: Azure Lime is underrated.

    Oh it lasts; it just stops smelling like lime.
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    Re: Most you have spent on a frag ?

    Musc Ravageur, 100ml, new, Barneys.
  46. Re: What is the official fragrance of a young professional?

    LE MALE!!!!


    (just kiddin' jonny :D )
  47. Re: Charlie Sheen's Coming Out With A New Men's Cologne

    It'll be called Tiger Blood, and will combine boozy top notes with the famous Tuscan Leather cocaine accord. it will also have real bits of battered stripper, so you know it'll be good.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: March 2011

    http://img1.liveinternet.ru/images/attach/c/0//52/977/52977261_0_Tom_Ford_Neroli_Portofino.jpg


    105 USD on eBay :D
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    What response does Vetiver elicit in you?

    Clean? Dirty? Sexy? Fresh? Mature? Nature-oriented? Businesslike? Refined? Warm? Woody? Spicy?

    How does this note make you feel?
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    Re: Azure Lime is underrated.

    I love TFPB's as much as anyone on the forum, but I personally wasn't a fan of this one. It turned into almost an aquatic on my skin after what I considered an incredibly promising opening. The lime...
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    Re: SOTD - Monday, February 28, 2011

    Was just awoken at 4 AM by tornado sirens, which were subsequently compounded by a fire alarm triggered by lightening striking the weathervane atop our apartment complex.

    It's a Narciso Rodriguez...
  52. Reminder: How is Guerlain designer and Armani Prive niche?

    Is it a price thing?

    Because only one of those two brands is a true designer, and it's not Guerlain.
  53. Re: What Is The Definition Of Masculine In Fragrance?

    Stop and think about possible double entendres for a minute...
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    Re: Surprise from Hermes in my mailbox today!

    hahaha
  55. Re: What goes through your mind when you smell someone with Acqua Di Gio?

    "Haha, I know that one--it's Acqua di Gio!"

    And that's it.

    Same with Le male. Doesn't elicit much of a reaction beyond that initial recognition. Both smell very good, and both smell familiar....
  56. Re: What have people told you that you smell like?

    I was told that I smelled like a "Thanksgiving candle" once while wearing New Haarlem.
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    WOW - Caravelle Epicee

    All I can say is WOW. A veritable spice cabinet, with a heavy dose of woodsy and boozy accords. This is an intense scent, and I absolutely ****ing love it! I like this better than Jubilation XXV, and...
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    Re: I don't understand the YSL La Nuit hype

    There's a 2 oz bottle on there right now iirc.
  59. Poll: Re: Which popular niche gourmand do you prefer?

    Musc Ravageur

    I really like TV and Ambre Narguile as well.

    New Haarlem and Chergui are a niche (no pun intended) below imho.

    Haven't tried Tea for Two, although I have recently added a...
  60. Re: Inexpensive place to order Tom Ford Private Blend

    I have had TREMENDOUS success with TFPB on eBay. Of my 5 bottles, 3 come from the 'Bay. The other 2 from BN...
  61. Re: What Is The Definition Of Masculine In Fragrance?

    "For men" and "Masculine" are very different things in my mind. "For men" is invented by corporate strategists to sell scent. "Masculine" is a fact of fragrance, derived from centuries of both scent...
  62. Re: How do you find out who thanked which of your posts?

    I don't think there is an easy way. You have to find the post itself and look for the thank you under it. If you haven't written anything special lately, you can often find it by looking for recently...
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    Re: TOm Ford Purple Patchouli - discontinued

    There's one on the evil bay now for those interested: http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-SEALED-TOM-FORD-PRIVATE-BLEND-PURPLE-PATCHOULI-1-7-/310298131828?pt=fragrance&hash=item483f35bd74#ht_751wt_1141 (not...
  64. Re: Is there a frag that we all (or most) can agree on that smells great?

    "Great" is a very high standard.

    I think we'd all agree that the vast majority of designer scents smell "good," and that many niches do as well. Acqua di Gio, as previously mentioned, is as widely...
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    Re: The Weirder the Better

    Pretty sure L'Artisan makes a saffron frag
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    Re: Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford

    hey man, to each his own. and you have a point--you could spend that TL money on three perfectly good designer frags
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    Re: Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford

    Montale's Aoud Leather is supposedly very similar, a bit more complex, and a bit cheaper.
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    Re: Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford

    Wait for the drydown. It's my favorite part of the scent evolution
  69. Re: What are your steps to finally decide to buy that full bottle of fragrance that cost $50+

    ha, that line actually comes from the stanley kubrick classic "full metal jacket"
  70. Re: Ever layered Tom Ford Urban Musk on Italian Cypress?

    Can anyone confirm/deny?
  71. Re: Warm, sensual, comforting, spice, masculine

    Italian Cypress also fits the bill, although again there are probably more sensual scents out there.
  72. Re: Warm, sensual, comforting, spice, masculine

    Tam Dao fits the last three pretty well (testing it now). Not sure about warm and sensual.
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    Re: Question about Aventus from a novice of it

    Yes, Aventus apparently does have bad batch variations. Those "bad batches" have precisely the ash opening that you describe.
  74. Re: Top 3 scents you love but fail to make the grade

    I liked New Haarlem, but it seemed too linearly sweet. I much prefer something in the vain of Musc Rav.
    I liked Chergui, but found it a bit too "prissy" or effeminate to justify a place in my very...
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    Re: Top 3 celebrity marketed frags ?

    This thread has been done 100x before
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    Re: CK Euphoria: who likes it ?

    this to a tee.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, February 25, 2011

    this
  78. Re: Anybody using only aftershave for frag needs ?

    Aftershave is terrible for your skin. Have never used, and would never use.
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    Re: Angel Men Pure Malt real?

    I've never heard of Muglers being faked. I wouldn't worry.
  80. Re: I loved '______' until I smelled '______' and it ruined the other

    I loved Ambre Narguile until I smelled Apple Jacks :(

    http://pmoraras.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/apple-jacks.gif
  81. Re: I can't buy another fragrance for at least four months!

    hahaha
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 24 February 2011

    Acqua di Gio (and wearing it proudly!)
  83. Re: Which House Has The Largest Number Of Quality Male Fragrances: Chanel, Dior or Yves Saint Lauren

    +1.
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    Re: Storage

    I bought a stand-alone medicine cabinet for around 40 USD, and keep 'em in that. Those that are out of my rotation/on the trading block are in a shoebox situated in a dark bureau drawer.
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    Re: HEy, would just like to introduce myself.

    Try M7, it will blow your mind.
  86. Re: I can't buy another fragrance for at least four months!

    In fact, i might be inclined to sell everything in your wardrobe with less than 4 stars. Life's too short for 3 star scents...
  87. Re: I can't buy another fragrance for at least four months!

    Sell your least favorite scent in your wardrobe and spend the profit on samples. 40usd should get you 12-20 samples
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    Re: Chergui v Le Male Top Notes

    Chergui and Bogart share a tobacco note, but that's it. Chergui is a far more androgynous scent
  89. Re: If you were to pick just one fragrance - all weather, day and night, for every occasion

    This.
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    Re: Chergui v Le Male Top Notes

    Chergui, Cartier Roadster, Drakkar Noir, and Chanel No. 5 are all virtually identical. But you wouldn't know it by the way they smell.
  91. Re: New Tom Ford Private Label **** Los Angeles Edition

    "**** Los Angeles" is not a great name if he wants to be embraced by the city!
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    Re: Chergui v Le Male Top Notes

    lol, well both ARE sweet, anyway.
  93. Re: Looking for a trusted/legit site for buying Ambre Narguile(Full Bottle Sealed)

    It's on the UK site...I came close to buying it myself last week, before deciding to hold off for a bit. It's a gorgeous gourmand scent, but I can't shake the very expensive AppleJacks connection.
    ...
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    Re: The most fashionable, 'hip' fragrance

    Or, alternatively, go to sephora.com and check out the T10 best-sellers, and decide from there. I'd say something like 1 Million would be a safe bet
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    Re: The most fashionable, 'hip' fragrance

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID10211850.html
  96. Re: I know this fragrance has been done to death but......

    There are a few up on the swap/sale forums right now iirc
  97. Re: Please Help I just need someone who has smelt Acqua Di Gios help

    Oh, I did. I filed cases in both instances, and got my money back each time. Still had to pay shipping though...Still, you learn from your mistakes.
  98. Re: Have anyone ever mixed a few fragrance bottles together?

    I mixed my bottle of Patou Pour Homme with Axe Phoenix. Not recommended.

    :P
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the best dry downs!

    Of your options, Tuscan Leather. But both Italian Cypress and Neroli Portofino have better drydowns. In both frags, it's far and away the best stage of development.
  100. Re: Is DRAKKAR NOIR still popular with the UNDER 30 crowd?

    popular? imho no.

    edit: but that doesn't mean it's not a good frag!
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