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    Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

    Quel bêtise, in the end.
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    Re: Vintage POAL Worth Seeking Out?

    I hardly think so....
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    Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

    La Couche du diable = les nouveaux vêtements de l'empereur, peut-être? L'Oncle Serge est un génie? Ou pas?
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Just as an FYI, 1st gen vintage has a gold cap.
  5. Re: 'Spicebomb by Jean Paul Gaultier' causes bomb scare in Canada.

    I wonder if that news anchor was wearing that suit (not to mention the suit/shirt/tie/pocket square combo) ironically or intentionally? Sort of a gangsta take on Jermyn Street? And if so, to what...
  6. Thread: Dress Sneakers

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    Re: Dress Sneakers

    I have the Magli sneakers in gray and really like them. I am a long-time Magli wearer.
  7. Re: Dating? -L’Heure Bleue has intricate Baccarat etching and “No 70” on back of label

    It is a beauty!
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    We need pictures--even better yet a video--of that!
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    Re: Random ! TdH edt or Eau Savauge 2017

    Hands down Eau Sauvage. Personally, if I got Terre d'Hermes as a gift--even from myself--I would give it to the doorman. No, wait, then I would have to smell it every day. At any rate, it would be...
  10. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    It is my very favorite Creed and I wore it for years until it went away I hope it comes back!
  11. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Royal Service--I went into the Creed boutique in Beverly Hills to put my name on the list for when they un-vault Baie de Genievre--and tried RS--very nice, very nice indeed. They also had Acier...
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    Re: Aftershave balms

    Art of Shaving's Sandalwood aftershave balm is nice--it just adds a slight Sandalwoody note to whatever scent you are wearing.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    A nurse just asked if I was wearing Hermès cologne—I asked if she meant Terre d’Hermes and she said yes, that it the one. I told her what I am actually wearing, Oscar de la Renta Gentleman, and she...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    I may stay in bed all day with the covers pulled up over my head.
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    Re: Geo F. Trumpers Paisley

    Very interested!
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    Re: Luxardo cherries?

    Not sure but great in cocktails--I threw it in a Manhattan just to see if it would stick. And it did, Carpano Anitico helped, of course.
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    Re: Luxardo cherries?

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    I found this at Eataly and love it....
  18. Thread: The Harmonist

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    Re: The Harmonist

    They do make some really nice, quality scents. Very expensive, though!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I'll be your Dixie chicken if you'll be my Tennessee lamb.
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    Re: Your Favorite Fragrance Ad?

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    Great Guerlain ad

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    Mon Dieu, comme elle est belle!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSgGCOHuO1U
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    Re: Flea Market finds !

    Pictures!
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    Re: Get Me This For Father's Day.

    When IS Father's Day?
  24. Thread: Death/Scent

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    Re: Death/Scent

    Interesting. For some reason it brings to mind the rotting corpse plant (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amorphophallus_titanum) but this site focuses on other deathly scents.
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    Poll: Re: Bois du Portugal or Divorce?

    Hmm.. Are you domiciled in a community property state?
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    Re: Tom Ford Italian Cypress vs Halston Z-14

    Don't light a match....
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    Re: Reviving Ancient Greek Perfumes

    So interesting--thank you!
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    Re: What smells like spain to you?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vGkd-uz7Yo

    This one's for you!
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    Re: Tom Ford Italian Cypress vs Halston Z-14

    Interestingly, Mr. Ford recently bought Halston's old townhouse at 101 East 63rd. 101 being an important aspect of this. So if the house currently smells of Z-14 or Italian Cypress, who can tell...
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    Re: Is it worth seeking out vintage Knize Ten

    I agree that the vintage is deeper (I have both) but frankly, this is such a dense scent to begin with that lightening it up a bit actually makes it more wearable. The Golden Edition is really good,...
  31. Re: Is there a possibility that a big brand like TF quits estee lauder?

    abyssus abyssum invocat....?
  32. Re: New Here, currently one basic question as follows:

    I second Cook.bot's recommendation of Eau Sauvage--it is perfection. And timeless. And just plain good.
  33. Re: Is there a possibility that a big brand like TF quits estee lauder?

    Being a publicly traded company, much can be learned from their quarterly earnings releases, this from their latest:
    The adoption of ASC 606 reduced reported net sales growth by $9 million, or 2%,...
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    Re: What smells like spain to you?

    Si, claro, I smell like that anyway.....
  35. Re: Is there a possibility that a big brand like TF quits estee lauder?

    They have a long history of collaboration, not just acquisition and it is a cash cow (and if not Lauder, then who? Coty, for goodness' sake?) so no. No time soon. And it is not a question of TF...
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    Re: What smells like spain to you?

    Well, for a start, jamón ibérico and gin tonica and bull's blood (from my Pamplona days) and a sort of parched terroir sort of scent. I wish I could summon up orange blossoms, but the best I can do...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Azzaro Pour Homme--never ceases to amaze me how good this is.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Oddly enough, saw several Aramis soap-on-a-ropes at Marshalls. Blast from the past, squared.
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    Re: 3 Bentley Absolutes, All Identical?

    I recall hearing that the gold and black was the packaging from when it was a Harrod's exclusive and then went to the all black on wider release--same scent. Great stuff, by the way!
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    Re: 2 interesting things in the media

    Interesting, indeed.
  41. Re: Jean Patou's 'Cocktail Bar de Parfums' -- prepare to swoon

    Wow! Thanks for this. I am shaken. And stirred.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Vintage Equipage. I always forget how much I love this.
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    Re: Today I bought April 2019

    A bottle of Cristalle for my wife which meant a trip to Chanel boutique and a sniff around les Exclusifs. I do like Cuir de Russie, I must say.
  44. Re: Dunhill Launches Four Mens Scents in Signature Collection!

    I'm in!
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    Re: massimo dutti store smell

    I was just in the 5th ave store this am and didn’tnotice A scent in the air but they sell some nice ones and the oriental is call Kasbah something or other. I like their style and so affordable.
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    Re: Why read Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

    A wonderful read! I like all of his books but really love this one.
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    Re: What will be your go to summer fragrance?

    Sel Marin and Eau du Coq
  48. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Bois d'orate by Frederic Malle--very nice!
  49. Thread: Leathers..

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    Re: Leathers..

    Out of curiosity, why did you choose Bel Ami Vetiver over Bel Ami? Especially in vintage, Bel Ami is far and away better (i.e. more leathery) than the later flanker.
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    Re: Fragrances in novelty bottles

    Halston Catalyst in test tubes and beakers
  51. Re: 70's and 80's Chronological Sync - 10 Fragrances in 10 Days

    Feel better!

    I meant to pack a scent for each day of this Sync (and even wear Yatagan on the plane) but I had a 5:00 am pick up and ended up taking only what was in my bag (Icon) but as I am in...
  52. Re: What did everyone wear for St. Patrick’s day?

    Usually wear GIT but wore Troisieme Homme. Beautiful scent and actually got compliments but it wears me. Yatagan I wrestle to the ground and make my own but this beauty I just cannot wear too often.
  53. Re: Whats your favorite frag in the Dior Homme line?

    I am not a fan and do not own/wear any of them. If I had to choose one it would be Cologne, but even then would be hard pressed to enjoy it.
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    Re: Good "forest" fragrance

    There are so many.... If you are after a redwood forest, by any chance, Comme des Garcon's Sequoia really does have a hiking in Yosemite vibe, complete with thistles. A classic forest scent--Acqua...
  55. Re: 70's and 80's Chronological Sync - 10 Fragrances in 10 Days

    I'm in. I will be on a plane on the 18th so I may not wear Yatagan that day..... Or maybe I will!
  56. Re: So There’s a Fragrance Literally Called, “FECES”

    Gualtieri is playing a little joke on us here and asking us to think about things in a different way. I have actually worn this and found it to be a soft, powdery musk--no smell of anything nasty...
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    Re: Elegant and upscale fragrance for office

    I'm with Chuck and Brooks--Icon is perfect
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    Re: What is your traveling strategy?

    I have some 1 oz. bottles and they usually make it into my travel kit. I happen to have a few one ounce bottles of Dunhill d that I very often take and even though originally I did not think too...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 8th March, 2019

    Hunting so sadly scent free but a helicopter pilot I was sitting next to was wearing Acqua di Gio.
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    Re: 3 Essentials That Represent Your Style?

    For me the holy trinity is gin + tonic + lime--you can drink it out of anything but you gotta have a wedge of lime. No Scurvy. No Malaria. Possible Cirrhosis (but who's counting?).
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    Re: Top 10 colognes I smell in California

    California's economy is the fifth largest in the world (ahead of the UK) so it is interesting to look at it as a fragrance target. However, California--because of its size and amazing...
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    Re: Luckyscent's Astrological Guide to Fragrance

    This reminds me of The Harmonist's Feng Shui approach: http://fragrancedaily.com/harmony-and-me-were-pretty-good-company/
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    Re: Special for Gentlemen by Le Galion

    Yes, love it, too.
  64. Thread: Mrs. Robinson?

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    Re: Mrs. Robinson?

    L’Interdit is what I see her in, or Replique
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    Re: Basenotes in NYTimes article

    Well done!
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Ferrari Uomo today and loving it.
  67. Re: " yo that cologne smells like meth. but I love it" - Compliment on Silver Mountain Water

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    Re: Your thoughts on Penhaligons Sartorial?

    The more I were this the more I enjoy it--a modern throwback scent. Very masculine, totally suitable for work.
  69. Re: The *real* release dates of Creed fragrances? List inside!

    When I was just a young lad I went to a store on Rodeo Drive called Mr. Guy (yes, really) and I remember that in 1976 they had 5-6 Creeds (just men's) and I know that I saw Royal English Leather...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Yesterday I wore an old favorite (Bois du Portugal) and was blown away--once again--by how good it is.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Halston Z-14 GROOMING TOOLS?!?!?!?!
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    Re: Linday Lohan wears Chanel Bleu

    La pauvre....
  73. Re: A fragrance that's become a suprising favorite in your collection?

    Given the recherché nature of everything he does, it is surprising to me that I should love Cuiron as much as I do.
  74. Re: Why do I get the feeling HYPER masculine scents are going to be big in 2020's decade ?

    Here's hoping! Of course we recently had one of the most hyper masculine scents ever come out, marketed as a feminine fragrance--Stash by SJP will singe the chest hairs off of a Sasquatch. What...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    My favorite Creed. Great stuff, well done!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    It's.... Kismet.
  77. Thread: CHANEL Question

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    Re: CHANEL Question

    The dawning of the Age of Aquarius! Fab finds.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Would you like to see my cologne-filled sword?

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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Cold and wet here (for us) and was in my local Starbuck's this morning and in addition to the obvious coffee smell, one of the chaps sitting at one of the tables smelled of Polo--the way I remember...
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    Re: What Did Your Grandmother Wear?

    I totally get this. My nanny smelled of Ponds cold cream--it it such a strong fragrance memory to me and my siblings that if I go into a pharmacy and open a jar and smell it, I am instantly six...
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    Re: 3 Essentials That Represent Your Style?

    No pics, but sticking to my earlier theme: Today it is a green Donegal tweed jacket by McGee in Ireland, Robert Talbot pocket square (paisley pattern of green, gold, rust and navy) and Bentley...
  82. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Bvlgari Man wood Essence. Yawn and gone.
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    Re: New: Burberry Bespoke collection

    Let's just hope he doesn't do another F de Ferragamo sort of smash and grab......
  84. Re: Royall Lyme vs. Geo F. Trumper Extract of West Indian Limes for best old-school lime cologne spl

    Royall Muske is GREAT--I agree.
  85. Re: Royall Lyme vs. Geo F. Trumper Extract of West Indian Limes for best old-school lime cologne spl

    Love and have had them both. Royall lasts a bit longer but both are great examples of a classic lime scent.
  86. Poll: Re: Ferragamo Acqua Essenziale Cologne vs Ferrari Radiant Bergamot

    Third
  87. Re: Recommendations for an Affordable (

    Bottega Veneta Pour Homme--a great daily wear--retails for $147 for a 3 oz EDP, less from discounters. Lovely stuff, IMO.
  88. Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    Heritage for me
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Saw something call Suki Essence by Weil today in the men's section of Marshalls--something like $12. Never heard of this new offering from this venerable old house; it appears to have been...
  90. Re: Yvresse (Champagne) vs. Y - Saint Laurent Chypres

    This says it all:

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  91. Re: Yvresse (Champagne) vs. Y - Saint Laurent Chypres

    I am familiar with both of them. Y is a beautiful, classic green chypre. Yvresse/Champagne is a big hot mess. My wife gave her bottle away after only one wearing.
  92. Re: Is it common for you guys to collect female perfumes?

    Not for me but I am a great giver of feminine perfumes to my wife and daughters. And sister, Mother-in-law, friends, etc.
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    Re: Timeless Fragrances

    Only if you like it!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Timeless Fragrances

    One of the better gentlemen's sartorial self help books that came out in the 90s is GENTLEMAN by Bernhard Roetzel (think Alan Flusser meets Charles Hix while on vacation in Germany).

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  96. Re: Should be more love for the Basenotes wardrobe!

    I'm a fan
  97. Re: What Is The Fragrance That Is A constant Reminder As To Why You Participate In This Hobby?

    I can never smell Heritage without giving thanks that such a thing exists. I never get tired of it and it never ceases to amaze.
  98. Re: Fragrance that got the ball rolling, triggered the Mayhem!

    I discovered Basenotes when I was searching for an old favorite of mine (Blend 30) and found out that it was discontinued but there was a whole world out there that cared about such things. All...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Congrats! As rare as knickers under a kilt! I don't see hen's teeth listed in the note pyramid, though.... Well done!
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    Re: Modern spring/summer powerhouses?

    GIT, always, but also Ford's Grey Vetiver.
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