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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, December 23, 2014

    Dunhill For Men (1934)
  2. Re: Which fragrances in the last 15 years "changed the game"?

    M7. I don't think we'd see the Oud awash in the market unless M7 provided the spark.
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    Re: SOTD:: Saturday, December 20, 2014

    Jean Pascal PH
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, December 16,, 2014

    Morning: Chanel PM
    Afternoon: Worth PH
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, December 14, 2014

    Green Valley
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    Re: What is the most you've ever sprayed at once?

    30 sprays of Carven Vetiver. It pumped out a pathetically weak amount and the frag was weak anyway.

    I routinely do about 10-12 for Romeo Gigli, and a crazy carpetbombing amount for Eau du Coq.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, December 13, 2014

    Day: Santos
    Evening: Greenbriar (new)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, December 12, 2014

    Habit Rouge EDC
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, December 11, 2014

    Dunhill for Men (1934)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, December 8, 2014

    Ysl ph
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    Re: SOTD:Saturday, December 6, 2014

    Jean Pascal. Man it's a silage monster.
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    Re: The 80's: Polo, Drakkar Noir, Azzaro

    I remember getting a mini of Drakkar Noir in around 88-89 in a downtown Pittsburgh department store when I was 18. That was my first frag. I think I got it because I liked the bottle. I remember...
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    Re: Your Number One Gourmand Right Now

    B*Men - just pulled it out of the archive. Sweet I don't particularly care for.
  14. Re: Nominate a bottle for the most elegant bottle award here!

    M7 - its monolithic
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Shalimar
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    Re: Your top 3 niche and top 3 Designer

    Niche:
    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Lorenzo Villoresi Piper Nigrum
    Creed Bois du Portugal

    Designer:
    Kouros Fraicheur
    Eau Sauvage
    Monsieur Rochas Haute Concentrate
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, Decemberr 4, 2014

    B*Men
  17. Thread: Kiton for Men

    by MisterK
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    Re: Kiton for Men

    Good stuff, but don't expect significant silage. Its a good year rounder, and great for office wear. Pricey for a designer and one of the few that I've paid full retail (Nordstrom's). Violet leaf is...
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite leather?

    Cuir Ottoman - far and away the closest thing to Leather I have.
    Otherwise, Eau de Hermes & Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    Ho Hang
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    Re: cheapies but goodies

    Cheapies I'm partial to:
    Monsieur Musk
    Tabac Original
    4711
    Agua Brava
    Lucky You
    English Leather
  21. Re: 32 year old guy needs some help finding a smell please

    Might go with an oil if alcohol - based frags are the culprit. You might also be overwhelming your senses with too many testers. Personally after about 4-5 that's more than I really want to sniff at...
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    Re: A spooky, sensual forest perfume?

    Ungaro I
    Polo Green
    Magnetism
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, December 2,, 2014

    CM Greenbriar
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    Re: How to enjoy Guerlain??

    I wouldn't totally write the house off. You might not be liking the guerlainade that they put in some of their classical frags if that's what you've been smelling.

    My exprience is that Vetiver...
  25. Re: Designer Type Fragrance Oils--Cheap Alternative or Bad Idea?

    I got started down the rabbit hole of frags with oils. I'd say if your budget is low use them. A lot of folks forget that fragrances are a luxury and at the now inflated prices its difficult get the...
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    Re: Your favorite L'Occitane

    Vetyver by a long shot for me. But honestly if you're looking for a pick me up frag, why not try their verbena?
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    Re: You're Greatest Citrus Fragrance

    +1
    YSL PH Haute Concentrate
    Royall Lyme
    Eau Sauvage
    Moustache
    Armani EPH
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    Re: Ultimate formal work frag (read details)?

    Xeryus
    Bois du Portugal
    Heritage
    YSL PH Haute Concentrate
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    Re: The $500 Challenge: 2015

    This is easier to do than you might think. Personally I haven't gotten anything new since 2009. Taking serious hiaatuses from BN helped - as well as having 2 kids and purchasing a house too. I see...
  30. Thread: Tabac

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    Re: Tabac

    Not on me. It's my favorite carnation frag. I can see the association with clove though & Christmas.
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    Re: cheap alternative fragrance for creed

    Price is definitely an issue with Creed.

    Many people have mentioned that XS smells like Himalaya (many think it smells better actually), Cool Water is like Green Irish Tweed, and Unforgivable is...
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    Re: Has anyone ever ruined a fragrance for you?

    Yes, Caswell Massey #6. Woman I really liked at the time said it smelled like some cheap cologne. Ruined it for me.
  33. Re: All of Geoffrey Beenes fragrances smell so good. What's your favorite?

    Bowling Green was my wife's favorite for herself to wear.
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    Oi vey, Drsillage, did you buy a store's inventory? Anyhow for me:

    2 x YSL Pour Homme Haute Concentrate

    I already have more than I can possibly wear anyway, so even this backup is pointless.
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    Re: Why is Silver Mountain Water so underrated?

    I think its a great scent but hardly underrated. Years ago, along with GIT there was a lot of yap yap here about it. It leans unisex if not feminine to me though so maybe thats why you're seeing some...
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    Re: new frag help...

    Afraid the ones I'm thinking of are not likely to be in a Sephora or issued in the past few years.
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Francesco Smalto Pour Home
    Equipage

    None of these I'd call sweet.
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    Re: Looking For A Classic Men's Fragrance

    YSL Pour Homme (I love the concentrate but I think the original might be up your alley)
    Habit Rouge (Cologne strength not Eau de Toilette)
    Eau Sauvage (the original one, not cuir fraicheur, parfum,...
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    Re: Starting to dive into Niche

    Yes definitely try try try. Even the cost of the samples has seemed to have doubled since I was actively collecting. You might very well find that you don't really need to buy a frag if you have a...
  39. Re: What is the best smelling fragrance from Ralph Lauren's "Polo" line?

    Polo Blue
    Polo Green

    All this said any reason to stick to the Polo line? There's a wide world of other frags out there.
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport EDT

    I don't receive complements when I wear cologne, however I have on three occasions with this one. I don't wear it that often though. I can't think of anything like it. I like it better than Allure...
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    Re: Some like it HOT! (Pepper in scents)

    +1 Piper Nigrum, Silver Mountain Water. Also Miracle Homme has the aroma of fresh bell peppers.
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir

    I prefer the original. Quite frankly it was a let down when I got it, but my expectations were so high, I love the original that much. Still, it has more durability than the original and there's a...
  43. Re: Summer suggestions for lover of original Polo?

    Heavy ones I've worn well during the summer: Devin, Antaeus. You might like Royal Lyme if you're looking for something lighter though.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

    Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir
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    Re: Spearmint/Citrus EDT for summer?

    Lacoste (original - meaning the one from like 1980), Green Water (Jacques Fath) spring to mind. Maybe Pasha.
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    Re: Help - Lalique Lion: How powdery is it?

    Its not powdery at all, a little bit boozy; and a lot like Heritage.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    +1 from me. I haven't purchased anything in about 2 years. Once you reach a certain number of bottles (or $$$ spent) you'll be like what the heck am I doing, I just have to use what I have. Its very...
  48. Re: Got a job interview tomorrow...what should I wear?

    GIT or Allure Homme Sport
  49. Re: Copies/Clones/Etc that you like more than the real thing

    When I was starting out I was using knock-off fragrance oils. The one they had for Cool Water was very good, even though it did not smell like Cool Water. I got my wife one for Shalimar and she got...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 25th of September

    Habit Rouge EDC
  51. Re: Has a fragrance ever literally made you nauseous?

    It was Geir, and I really like the frag. I put some on the back of my hand for the day and I was ready to yak by noon.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, June 10, 2011

    Eau Sauvage
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

    Romeo Gigli Man
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    Re: Calling "Veteran" Base Noter's ONLY

    My preference lies in the designer realm for a simple reason: cost. Its even more of a reason now than when I was actively collecting, as I now have a mortgage & kid.
    In terms of how I got this way,...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

    Kiton Men
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, May 20, 2011

    Kiton Men
  57. Re: New Ultra-Limited Kurkdjian Fragrance + Meeting Mr. K

    Based on the subject line I thought this was about me! ;)
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    Re: powerhouse fragrances...how about a list?

    I think that powerhouses tend to come from the 80's but there are some which have that vibe which are before or after. For example I think Dunhill for Men (1934) is a proto-powerhouse albeit one of...
  59. Re: The driest, spiciest fragrance you can think of?

    Ungaro I
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    Re: Looking for a coconut + leather frag.

    Marc Jacobs for Men
  61. Thread: Jicky Sport

    by MisterK
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    Re: Jicky Sport

    A sport version of Jicky would seem unnecessary - just get the EDT.

    I'm one of those who was flummoxed with Habit Rouge Legere - take a bucket of artificial neroli and throw it on some of the...
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    Re: Flankers that surpass the original

    Body Kouros or Kouros Fraicheur > Kouros
    Santos Sport or Concentrate > Santos (though I like Santos quite a bit)
    YSL PH Haute Concentrate > YSL PH
    Allure Homme Sport > Allure Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

    Paco Rabanne Sport
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 6, 2011

    Acqua di Gio
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 3 May 2011

    Worth PH
  66. Re: Your Top 3 Fragrances... If You Never Came Across Basenotes

    I'd probably only have one or two which would sit in my closet if I never found basenotes.

    My frag of choice would have to be Gillette Cool Wave deodorant! But in terms of the juice...

    Acqua...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 28 April 2011

    Cuir Fougere (Pierre Cardin)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

    Pasha
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 25th, 2011

    Ysl ph hc
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, April 23, 2011

    JHL
    Chanel PM
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    Re: Is there something similar to Fahrenheit

    I think what people perceive is a common violet note between Grey Flannel & Fahrenheit. That said, Grey Flannel is practically all violet (on me) until the very end when it whispers out the...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

    Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir
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    Re: I Need Violet Leaf!

    Kiton Men
    Grey Flannel +1 (if you're really gonzo for the violet)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 18th, 2011

    Adidas Original
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    Re: SotD: Sunday, 17th April 2011

    Ungaro I
    Cool Water
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    Re: SoTD: Friday, April 15, 2011

    Equipage
  77. Thread: Jesus cologne

    by MisterK
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    Re: Jesus cologne

    Eau de Zum - its really a Frankincense & Myrrh oil
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    Re: The Weirder the Better

    Moustache (Rochas) - Fruity madness, but I love it.
    Horizon (Guy Laroche) - Something an alien would wear. Blue, etherial. Beyond its time.
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    Re: SoTD: Thursday, April 14, 2011

    Lanvin L'Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 13, 2011

    Devin
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    Re: Aramis Classic vs Tuscany

    Aramis. Tuscany smells amazing for the 5 seconds it lasts on my skin. Unfortunately I get no depth from it. I might as well wear Azzaro instead.

    Aramis has a great animalistic drydown, which...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

    Acqua di Selva
  83. Re: Mature man looking for a lighter / fresh scent

    If you can find it, an old bottle of Caswell Massey Greenbriar is like a light version of Polo Green. The current version is a lot like Cool Water.

    Acqua di Selva is a classic: citrus and pine....
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    Re: YSL Kouros or Body Kouros

    Body Kouros is very much along the lines of Le Male. I don't think you'll be disappointed, but at the same time it might be repetitive in your wardrobe.

    I can't recommend Kouros - it's just...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 8th, 2011

    Equipage
  86. Re: Which niche houses do you feel are worth the price (excluding Creed and Bond)

    In terms of value, I'd say Galimard.

    I think the problem comes in if you end up (like a good number of us) with a massive collection of frags which you can't use up in your lifetime. Even an...
  87. Thread: Aqua di gio

    by MisterK
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    Re: Aqua di gio

    I think this is a well put together frag. Its a well balanced herbal + aquatic.
    Its downside is that it is just too damn popular, and like others have said that they have associations with it......
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    Re: Chance of Job Promotion- Fragrance Opinions?

    I'd go with ONE spray of something you're comfortable with or with something citrusy/light.
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    Re: Need help choosing a vetiver.

    Achtung! Annick Goutal is almost a pure vetiver - wildly different from anything else I've tried. No citrus or anything from what I recall to ameliorate the brute force of the vetiver.

    I'd...
  90. Thread: classics poll

    by MisterK
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    Poll: Re: classics poll

    Fahrenheit. I like its development of Fahrenheit more than the other frags.

    I agree with Chris though that Equipage is more of a go-to frag, you can't go wrong with it.

    But Fahrenheit is...
  91. Thread: Roger & Gallet

    by MisterK
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    Re: Roger & Gallet

    I haven't tried a heck of a lot, but their soaps are pretty good.
    Lavande Royale is like a precursor to Caron Pour un Homme - lavender with a bit of vanilla. I like it but it just dies on me.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 28, 2011

    Kouros
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    Re: Eau De Coq VS Eau Sauvage

    Eau du Coq is great while it lasts, but a very traditional cologne. Minimal duration. This is one which might be better to be sprayed on fabric. For the price, I think your money would be better...
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    Re: Your Three Perfect Ten Out Of Ten Fragrances

    YSL PH Haute Concentrate
    Gendarme V
    Habit Rouge EDC
  95. Re: How should I go about my foray into the Creed line?

    If you're in Philly I think (at least there used to be) a BlueMercury on Walnut Street. They typically have a large number of Creeds that you can try. Since Creeds tend to be quite pricey I'd...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, March 24th, 2011

    Chanel Pour Monsieur (vintage)
  97. Re: What is your highest number of bottles for a single fragrance?

    Two of old L'Occitane Vetyver
    Two of YSL PH Haute Concentrate
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    Re: Zino lovers and haters - Sharing

    In terms of smell I can't think of anything like Zino. I like it. So in terms of vibe, for me it's like a thick, dark, masculine glove, not loud or brash, so that's where I'm comparing.

    Similar...
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    Re: Cheap Summer frags?

    Lacoste Booster

    I agree w/Live Jazz + Unbound
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday, 23rd March, 2011

    Egoiste
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