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    Re: i don't care for the chanels - am i alone?

    I love Antaeus and Egoiste, and definitely disagree with statement that Egoiste is not versatile or wearable. I'm generally a very frugal fragrance shopper, sticking to designers that are available...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 26th of October

    Sung Homme.
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    Re: A better Azzaro Pour Homme.

    The closest fragrances I know to Azzaro PH are Aramis Tuscany, YSL Rive Gauche (I only know the version in the metal can), and Jean Pascal. I would say any of them are clearly "better" than Azzaro PH...
  4. Re: Would it matter to you if other people couldn't smell your perfume, but you still could?

    Great topic. I wear fragrances mainly for my own enjoyment, but also as a form of self-expression, with the expectation that some other people may like it, most will be indifferent, and some may...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, October 25th, 2012

    Chanel Egoiste.
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    Re: Sung Homme - forgot how decent this was

    Count me as a longtime fan.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

    The Body Shop Pink Pepper perfume oil.
  8. Re: Your precious, unopened, Back Up collection!!

    Unopened backups:
    Helmut Lang Cuiron 50ml
    Vintage M7 50ml (to back up an open 50ml of vintage and a nearly full 100ml of the reformulation)
    Chanel Antaeus 100ml
    Gendarme V 2oz
    Gendarme 4oz...
  9. Re: Is YSL's M7 a fragrance that every gentlemen's fragrance wardrobe should include?

    Great fragrance.

    One of my top favorites and my best blind buy ever, but definitely not for everyone. I read a ton of forum discussion and reviews over a long period of time before concluding...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 23rd of October

    Chanel Antaeus.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday 22nd of October

    Kouros for me too (somewhat fewer than 8 sprays though).
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 19th of October

    Gendarme.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 18th of October

    Bulgari PH Soir.
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    Re: Cedar and Leather?

    Gucci PH I
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    SOTD Predictions

    I usually post in the SOTD thread and I usually browse the posts before mine. Occasionally, I'll even look back at the thread later in the day to see what people are wearing. I pay more attention to...
  16. Re: what vintage discontinued fragrance would you like to see back available

    Helmut Lang Curion
    Cacharel Nemo
    Original M7
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    Re: The one fragrance you regret parting with.

    I never got rid of anything for quite a while and went through a period where I didn't buy anything new. Then I started to run low on some favorites and there were a few new things I wanted to buy....
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday 17th of October

    The Body Shop Lemon Tea perfume oil.
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    Re: The one fragrance you regret parting with.

    YSL Nu EdP.

    I sold it a few months ago, relatively cheaply, during a purge of my collection, and almost immediately regretted it.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 16th of October

    Gendarme V.
  21. Re: What factors do you consider in claiming that a certain fragrance is your signature scent?

    IMO, the defining characteristic of a signature scent is frequency of wearing. If you have one scent that you wear most days, you have a signature. If you have a "rotation," you don't have a...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, Octobre 15th, 2012

    Guerlain Heritage.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 12th of October

    Gendarme V.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 11th of October

    Givenchy Gentleman.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday 10th of October

    Guerlain Heritage.
  26. Re: Are My YSL M7s From INDIA FAKE? (Please Help!)

    Definitely fake. Send it to me immediately and I will dispose of it properly ;-).
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 9th of October

    Halston I-12.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, October 8th, 2012

    Roger & Gallet Open.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, October 7, 2012

    Chanel Antaeus.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday 6th of October

    Aramis Devin.
  31. Re: Running out of Havana Reserva--and as for the new Havana . . .

    I have a sample of original Havana and a bottle of the new Gentlemen's Collection version. I can not tell them apart and longevity is average for both.
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    Re: Drakkar Noir - Blind buy ?

    I wore Drakkar Noir as my one and only fragrance through at least 4 100ml bottles. I loved it and got constant compliments.

    Since expanding my scent horizons I haven't rebought it, just because...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 5th of October

    Gendarme.
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    Re: My change of mind on Acqua di Gio.

    I don't dismiss it because it's popular; I just don't like the way it smells.

    While I don't own or wear it, I smell it all the time on others, and I just don't enjoy it. I'd rather be around...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 4th of October

    YSL Kouros.
  36. Re: Name a fragrance that you wish you would have purchased prior to it being discontinued.

    Yes, Nemo is a good one. I have a 100ml bottle that I am rationing carefully. I bought it blind and didn't like it at first. By the time I came around to loving it, it was gone.
  37. Re: Name a fragrance that you wish you would have purchased prior to it being discontinued.

    M7, Cuiron, and Nu EdP.

    I finished a 100ml tester of vintage M7 and then picked up a couple of 50ml bottles when they were at Marshalls for less than $30 each. I should have scooped up an armful....
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    Re: Best 'openings' of all time?

    I'm generally not crazy about the opening of ANYTHING, but one I really enjoy is Oscar for Men.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday 3rd of October

    Aramis 900.
  40. Thread: YSL Nu EdP

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    Re: YSL Nu EdP

    Bump.

    Still looking.
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E04

    I approached E04, the same way, as a tea fragrance with some sort of citrus on top, since it resonated with me as similar to other tea fragrances I know, particularly Yang by Jacques Fath.

    The...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 2nd of October

    Jacques Fath Yang.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday 1st October

    Halston 1-12.
  44. Re: Need Help!...finding a new clean/fresh (maybe even a bit "soapy"), yet classy & not-too-fem scen

    Gendarme
    Gendarme V
    Halston 1-12
    Bulgari PH Extreme
    Bulgari PH Soir
    Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 28th of September

    Jacques Fath Yang.
  46. Re: Here we are my dear: winter is time for wood, isn't it?

    Azzaro Visit
    Quorum Silver
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 27th of September

    Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime.
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E04

    Okay, thanks to Red and MonkeyBars passing along his sample, I get a chance to play.

    Even though I didn't participate in the first three untitleds, I've been following the discussion closely...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 25th of September

    Guerlain Vetiver.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, September 24th, 2012

    Oscar for Men.
  51. Re: Best FB Frag(s) under $50 (smell, longevity, versatility, etc...)

    I've had to stop wearing Aramis for these very reasons -- it was getting out of hand ;-).



    Seriously, pretty much my whole collection falls in this price range, with a few slight exceptions....
  52. Re: Chanel's top 4 heavy hitters. Head to head to head to head :D

    When the title of the thread refers to "Chanel's top 4 heavy hitters," IMO it's fair to express disagreement with that characterization.

    If the OP had just asked advice about the fragrances in...
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    Re: First fragnance for teen?

    My standard recommendation for a teenager's first fragrance is Halston I-12. It's cheap, smells good and fresh, isn't a vile aquatic, and isn't what every other teenager is wearing (while not...
  54. Re: Best way to get compliments with your frag?

    I never get any compliments out of my fragrances. They've never even spoken to me. ;-)
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    Poll: Re: Reason for wearing your fragrance...

    I don't think the two poll options are mutually exclusive.

    I don't follow any rules when deciding what to wear, and I don't define fragrances as only being appropriate for certain circumstances....
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, September 21, 2012

    Gendarme.
  57. Thread: M7 Help

    by SmellsLike
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    Re: M7 Help

    Obviously fake! Better send it to me immediately!
  58. Re: List 5 outstanding under the radar fragrances.

    I couldn't keep it to 5. Mine are not TOO far under the radar. All are relatively mainstream and inexpensive, but don't seem to get a lot of talk .

    Gendarme V -- Clean AND sexy. An overlooked...
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    Re: Need some advice for a classy scent

    Both are great, but I was going to suggest GG if you want a patchouli-themed fragrance and Egoiste if you prefer sandalwood and vanilla.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, September 19, 2012

    YSL Kouros for me yesterday.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, September 20, 2012

    Aramis.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, Sept. 15th, 2012

    Givenchy Gentleman.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, September 14, 2012

    Bulgari PH Extreme.
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    Re: how much do you spray?

    Depends on the fragrance, the atomizer, the weather and the occasion.

    Standard is 4 -- 1 to the abdomen, 1 to the chest, 1 down the back, and 1 on the back of the wrist/lower forearm (just high...
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    Re: Polo by Ralph Lauren Reformulated?

    I have a recent bottle of Polo and I would not describe it as weak or fleeting. It's no Kouros when it comes to power or longevity, but I'd rate it solidly above average. Before I bought it, I...
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    Re: The manliest of them all?

    I'm not sure where the last comment is coming from, but I agree that Quorum is a great fragrance that I think of as very masculine (macho in style, not a reflection of sexual orientation).

    I...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, September 13th, 2012

    Guerlain Heritage.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

    Gendarme V.
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    Re: The manliest of them all?

    +1.

    Aramis (which I quite like) is basically marketed to women as Azuree (not exactly the same, but very close).
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

    YSL Kouros.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, September 10th, 2012

    Bulgari PH Soir.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, September 7th, 2012

    Gendarme.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, September 6th, 2012

    Guerlain Heritage.
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    Re: Hype A Fragrance Thread

    Gendarme V.
    A contradiction -- an animalic clean scent. IMO an overlooked masterpiece.

    Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Limes.
    A very similar feel to Mugler Cologne, but more citrusy than green.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

    Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Limes.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

    Aramis JHL.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, September 2, 2012

    Gendarme.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. question

    When I post my SOTD, I always read through all the posts before mine.

    Occasionally I will go back later in the day and look at later posts.

    I feel like, as long as I am posting my SOTD, I...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 31st, 2012

    YSL Kouros.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 30th, 2012

    Quorum.
  81. Thread: Gendarme

    by SmellsLike
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    Re: Gendarme

    I'm a big fan of Gendarme. My favorite is Gendarme V, but I also like the regular Gendarme. I have Mugler Cologne as well, but I much prefer the Gendarmes, and don't think they smell anything like...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 29, 2012

    Givenchy Gentleman.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

    Guerlain Heritage.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 27th, 2012

    YSL Kouros.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, August 25, 2012

    Quorum Silver.
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    Re: Favorite Clean/Fresh Fragrance?

    Gendarme
    Gendarme V

    Honorable mentions:
    Guerlain Heritage (for the powderiness)
    YSL Kouros (walkthrough spray)
    Mugler Cologne/Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Limes (both share a very similar...
  87. Poll: Re: Next scent? Havana, Egoiste or Platinum Egoiste

    1. Egoiste
    2. Havana

    I'm not a fan of Platinum, but I can see how someone of different tastes would consider it the clear top choice.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 24th, 2012

    Aramis Devin.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

    Guerlain Heritage.
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    Re: is there anything similar to armani code?

    Armani Code has a cloyingly sweet accord that I find intolerable. To my nose, Chanel Allure PH has exactly the same accord. But I strongly dislike both fragrances so take my observation with that in...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

    Bulgari PH Soir.
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    Re: Similar scent(s) to Ungaro III ?

    Ungaro III was created by the same pair of perfumers and released in the same year as Chanel Platinum Egoiste. To my nose they have a lot of similarity.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 10th, 2012

    Chanel Antaeus.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 9th, 2012

    Bulgari PH Extreme.
  95. Thread: YSL Nu EdP

    by SmellsLike
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    YSL Nu EdP

    I am looking for YSL Nu EdP.

    I sold my "bottle" recently and immediately missed it -- so if you have some, I'm interested.
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    Re: Antique books

    Givenchy Gentleman gives me an antique books vibe.
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    Re: Need a replacement for Gucci Envy

    Crabtree & Evelyn Sandalwood -- Slightly drier than Envy and with a touch of cinnamon in place of Envy's ginger.
    Carven Homme -- Envy with more vanilla.
    Versace L'Homme (not pour Homme) -- Get past...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

    Puig Agua Brava.
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    Re: SOTD Monday, August 6 2012

    YSL Kouros.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 5, 2012

    Gendarme V.
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