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    Re: Help with Oud fragrances please

    This is a pretty decent Oud that is dirt cheap and have no rose (it has floral notes, but no rose).
    If you want a real good oud you'll pay thru the...
  2. Re: Looking for a cheap refreshing and ice cold citrus scent

    Pinaud's Lime Sec and Citrus Musk, you can't get more citrusy that this and they are dirt cheap.
  3. Re: Your top three discontinued frags you'd want to see returned

    Purple label is still available, check this out:

    My selection:

    Sashka Black (M. Micallef)
    Witness (J....
  4. Re: Describe the following 3 fragrances as creatively as you can in 25 words or less

    Did you read my mind?????
  5. Re: Richard James: No longer making fragrance?

    This is good to know, I was flabbergasted when I heard that RJ was not longer offering perfumes, but hearing this is a big relief.
    I hope they do not change the line.
    I own every fragrance Richard...
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    Re: Ermenegildo Zegna samples

    Same experience, the SA at the Zegna boutique at Crystals was very nice and I tried all six perfumes of the Essenza line. Excellent perfumes IMO, but too expensive. No samples available.

  7. Re: Clive christian colognes-i don't get it

    I don't get it either.
    I bought in ebay 2 ml decants for each of the 6 offerings of clive christian for an arm and a leg. Well, I was sorely disappointed, while they are not bad fragrances at all,...
  8. Re: Looking for smoky and leather frags, with HUGE longevity/sillage

    Tuscan Leather is just what you are looking for (if you can get over the raspberry opening).
  9. Re: Loewe Pour Homme - Yellow or Green?

    Mine is light yellow with a hint of green. Much, much lighter than the one showed here.
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    Re: recommend me a woody citrus

    Andy Warhol Pop, and it is inexpensive too.

    It is available at Amazon:
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    Re: Proper Storage

    Humidity should not be an issue with spray bottles since there is not way water could get into the bottle, and a little water will not harm the fragrance anyway. But light and temperature will ruin...
  12. Re: Here are the notes, help me find the fragrance!

    Maybe Ablaze by Boadicea the Victorious is what you are looking for:
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    Re: Dirty scent

    Tuscan Leather
  14. Re: Chanel No. 5 + Shalimar = Men's What??

    I second that
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    Re: Montana Parfum d'Homme

    Montana Black is a different perfume, it may share some notes with Montana PdH, but they differ is deveral aspects.
    Read my review of Montana Black
  16. Re: Reformulation that is equal or better than the original????

    I agree with Renato. The current version of Quorum maybe doesn't have the balls of the original, but the rougher edges were softened down making Quorum a rounder, more wearable perfume and I love...
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    Re: what's your refresher of choice?

    Agua Lavanda by Puig
    Heno de Pravia
    Molinard Cologne Lavande
    Pinaud Lime Sec
    Alvarez Gomez Agua Colonia Concentrada
    or Extra Vieille.

    The best part is that they are so cheap you can...
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    Re: What's a good peony scent?

    I do agree with this, but you may wanna try "Sleeping with Ghost" that is marketed for women and men
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    Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    If it is your "Holy Grail", then it means you are still in the search, how can you call it a holy grail if you already have it. at least that is a concept of a Holy Grail.

    If you mean the perfume...
  20. Re: Does Al Rehab Silver Really Smell Like Silver Mountain Water????

    They smell absolutely different to me
  21. Re: Pine notes Fragrances, please, suggestions!

    No clove in my opinion.

    Back to the original question:

    Pino Silvestre is the obvious answer, but I'll like to add Norne, Yatagan and Arboretum.
  22. Re: I really like Al Rehab Silver, what else would I like from this house?

    I disagree with your perception of similarities within Silver and Silver Water Mountain, they only are similar in one thing, both have the word Silver in their name, and that's about it.
    I agree...
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver

    Guerlain Vetiver was my absolute favorite before the numerous reformulations it has undergone. Today's GV is still pretty good but it has been "dethroned" by several great vetivers like Grey Vetiver...
  24. Poll: Re: The Better Vetiver: Puig vs. L'Occitane

    Are you kidding me????
    VdP is one of the most honest Vetivers in the market, You can really smell the vetiver without the strong spices, tobacco or leather that are characteristic of most "so...
  25. Re: What are your next purchases going to be?

    Of course SSSB in not an alternative to VIW, it is better.
  26. Re: What are your next purchases going to be?

    Like Neroli Portofino lasted much longer.
    Well, perhaps you are right, it lasts for about two extra minutes longer.
  27. Re: What are your next purchases going to be?

    Instead of Neroli Portofino get yourself a bottle of 4711 Original Cologne or Myrurgia 1916, you'll save a lot of money.
    And instead of Virgin Island Water get either Aqua Motu by Comptoit SP ot...
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    I think there is a bit of a confusion here:

    A Honda made in the USA is still a Japanese car, isn't it?, and a Volkswagen made in Brazil is still a German car, is it not?
    If I am listing cars...
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    I've tried many Russian perfumes and they are just mediocre at best.
    Jamaican perfumes?, never seen even one in my whole life.

    C,mon, be serious
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    I love French fragrances, not only Creeds, but I have several Molinards, several Fragonards, and many many more. But the fact that I love french perfumes doesn't render me blind to the superiority of...
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    i've tried them all, have you tried any from Abdul Samad Al Qurashi, Asgharali or Syed Junaid Alam?
    One, just one of them.
    Or you are not familiar with Amouage?
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    Paco Rabanne perfumes are made in both Spain and France, your comment has no bearings in the fact that some great perfumes are made in Spain.
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    Are you telling us that Amouage has not mastered the art of alcohol based perfumes????????????
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    And German and Swiss perfumes are what? Chopped liver?
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    Anybody that voted for any other region but Middle East did so because he/she doesn't really know the fragrances of the Middle East.
    Here in the USA or Europe we get only a small sample of the...
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    Re: Nikos Sculpture for Spring?

    Nikos Sculpture is good in any season, and IMO much better than Versace Dreamer.
    For a Vetiver I would recommend Puig's, it is a genuine vetiver scent without other notes interfering with the...
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    Re: Gothic

    I second that and add what to me is the epitome of a gothic scent: Ungaro III
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    Re: Acqua di Parma or other???

    In the "Aqua di Colonia" type scents, to me the best is "Myrurgia 1916" and second Roger&Gallet "Extra Vieille", to me they are not only better than AdP's, but a lot cheaper too.
  39. Re: If you had to chose only 1 cologne to wear for the next 5 years what would it be?

    If I had to chose only 1 cologne to wear for the next 5 years....... I'll kill myself
  40. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    I have to agree that Salvador Dali Pour Homme is one of the darkest scents around, but similar and even darker is Sashka Black by M. Micallef. Unfortunately it has been discontinued, but it can be...
  41. Re: Which perfume house overall has the most interesting and creative concept?

    Nobody mentions the most unusual perfume manufacturers in the world, namely:

    Swiss Arabian
    Al Rehab
    Al Haramain
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    Right on

    and I would add any JP Gaultier, Fahrenheit and ADG
  43. Re: MI vs. VIW for Ibiza, Mallorca, Venice Beach and Miami

    Aqua Motu for Pollensa, Mallorca and Cala Sant Jaume, Menorca. For Ibiza Acqua di Sale.
    For Venice Beach and Miami Beach nothing better than Set Sails St. Barts and Sel Marin for Pismo...
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    Re: Yet ANOTHER HORROR story from...

    Buy from Amazon, they have a great selection, prices are very competitive and they deliver in two days anywhere in the country for free if you sign as a "prime" user.
  45. Re: Looking for a similar perfume to the Body Shop's Tobacco Flower

    I got my full ounce of Tobacco Flower body oil from Save On Scents and was utterly disappointed.
    It has a faint similarity with the Body Works product, but is not what I was looking for, it smells...
  46. Re: I need something masculine that stands out

    John Varvatos
  47. Re: Davidoff Zino/Zino Davidoff discontinued.

    Recommending cK Obsession as a replacement of Zino?
    Obsession and Zino have as much as common as cats and dogs, the reason of the recommendation is that cK perfumes are also manufactured by Coty,...
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    Re: By Man by Dolce & Gabbana

    That's ridiculous, no perfume in the world is worth 1000 bucks.
  49. Re: Looking for a similar perfume to the Body Shop's Tobacco Flower

    Dolce and Gabanna pour homme reminds me a lot of TBS Tobacco Flower, but is not identical.
    I used Tobacco Flower for many, many years and I was devastated when they discontinued it. I bought eight...
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    Re: Most desired discontinued fragrance?

    Witness by J. Bogart Witness
    Sashka Black by M. Micallef
    Ungaro I and II
  51. Re: Lemony lemons with a spritz of lemon...

    On me, it is straight lemon from the get go to the amazing drydown you mention. You are right, the opening and the drydown are better than the heart, nevertheless, it is still a great fragrance....
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    Re: The ultimate incense war

    Messe de Minuit by Etro is like a midnight mass in a catholic church
  53. Re: Lemony lemons with a spritz of lemon...

    If you want real lemony lemon, there is nothing like C O Bigelow Lemon Eau de Parfum
  54. Re: Just lavender - Is there such a fragrance?

    It is available in Amazon:
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    Re: Essenze by Ermenegildo Zegna (2012)

    I tried them all in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago and they are outstanding, specially Indonesian Oud.
    I wrote about them in the "Powerhouse Fragarnce Users" the "Guess what Fragrance"...
  56. Re: Just lavender - Is there such a fragrance?

    Duver: Is there an echo??????
  57. Re: Just lavender - Is there such a fragrance?

    Another good one: Molinard Lavande Cologne

    Both cheap and come in huge bottles.

    Yardley English Lavender and Atkinsons Lavander are also good but a tad more expensive.
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    Re: favorite ginger scent...

    Hawaiian White Ginger by Perfumes of Hawaii:
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    Re: What to buy in NYC?

    I got a bridge for sale very cheap:

    it is called the Brooklyn Bridge and I am sure you'll get your money back very soon by...
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    Re: Rum based fragrances

    The whole Guerlain Homme line consists of rum scents.
    Try Set Sails South Seas too.
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    Re: orange and mint

    Eau d'orange verte by Hermes
  62. Re: What is the ultimate most macho alpha male scent ever created?

    Slumberhouse Norne
    Micallef Sashka Black
    Caron Yatagan
    Vermeil by Vermeil
    One Man Show
    Sung Homme
    Lapidus pH
    Montana Perfume d'homme
  63. Poll: Re: Bijan(vintage) vs Interlude Man vs Black Afgano

    what do you mean?????
    Bijan is a designer fragrance!!!!
  64. Poll: Re: Your strongest fragrance - projection & sillage?

    Giorgio of BH for man leaves all the rest to shame.
    Lapidus pH, One Man Show, Sung Homme come next.

    NONE of them on your list!!!!!
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2013

    I went overboard !!!!! 3.4 oz 6.0 oz

  66. Re: Help with finding a great Lavender frag

    Agreed, also try Agua Lavanda by Puig.

    Both dirt cheap to boot.
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    Re: Inexpensive pure orange scents?

    Orange by Novaya Zaria is just pure Orange.
    I got the set of 4 citrics from this house (Orange, Grapefruit. Bergamot and Lemon) and they smell just the real thing, and they are inexpensive.
    it is...
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    Re: The eBay sellers do what they want

    In your case you should take advantage of "ebay buyer protection". They will refund your money and shipping costs it you are unhappy with your purchase. Plus, they will punish the seller that...
  69. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    I agree, Norne is one of the darkest scents ever.
    Jacomo de Jacomo is also extremely dark.
    M. Micallef's Sashka Black is even darker.

    If for dark you mean gothic, then Ungaro III with its dark,...
  70. Re: A love that BN just doesn't understand?

    I agree with you 100%, and that's precisely why I don't like Hei, it is like Aqua Velva.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I do love it too.
  71. Re: Anybody Try The Pizza Hut Fragrance Yet?

    Do they deliver?

    But I think I'll pass, too many calories.
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    Re: Best patchouli with leather

    There are too many to mention here, but these are my favorites leather/patchuli fragrances.:

    Montana perfum d'homme
    Fendi Uomo
    Drakkar Noir
    Oscar de la Renta pour Lui
    Sung Homme...
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    Re: Black Orchid

    I bought it for my wife (along with Black Orchid Voile de Fleur) and we just love them both.
    I wear them occasionally and we like them so much we bought 4 bottles of each for back ups.
    They last...
  74. Re: Trying to expand collection, lend me a few ideas!

    Richard James Savile Row Eau de Toilette.

    Gives a sense of authority, class and...
  75. Re: Aspen for Men or Pino Silvestre for Ski getaway?

    Pino Silvestre hands down.
  76. Poll: Re: 2nd Part Poll- Who makes the best male perfumes?

    Most Tom Ford's are unisex, so how come it gets mentioned in this thread?
    I guess people don't bother to read the title of the thread!!!!!
    This is for best MALE perfumes CAPICHE????

    J. Bogart...
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    Re: Most underrated House

    Fragonard has outstanding fragrances and is seldom mentioned here.
    Eau de Hongrie

    And Molinard. gets no respect either
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    Re: Sweet licorice fragrances

    Maybe Cafe Black Label by Cofinluxe is what you are looking for.
    Unfortunately is not in Basenotes database.

    But you can find it in Fragrantica.
  79. Re: Which House Has The Largest Number Of Quality Male Fragrances: Chanel, Dior or Yves Saint Lauren

    What about Fragonard?

    Zizania, Desert, Concerto, Vetyver, Sieste, Papa cherie, Mesonge and many more, they kick ass and leave Dior, Chanel and YSL in the dust.
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    Re: 150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    Richard James Eau de Toilette, and you can go to Saville Row to get it.
    Not only lasts 10-12 hours and has sillage to spare, and it is soooooooo British!!!!!!
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    Re: Something Like Norne but Lighter?

    There is NOTHING like Norne, believe me, but the closest in my opinion is Arboretum by Le Prince Jardinier for its pine note.
    Pino Silvestre is piney too, but not as good as Arboretum.
    Sung Homme...
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    Re: Textbook Chypre and Textbook Fougere

    Chypre, pronounced: [ʃipʁ] or [ʃipχ], is the name of a family (or concept) of perfumes that are characterised by an accord composed of citrus top-notes, a middle centered on cistus labdanum, and a...
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    Re: Longest lasting?

    Ted Lapidus pour Homme
    Silver Mountain Water
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Giorgio Beverly Hills
    Ungaro III
    Montana parfum d'homme
    Krizia Uomo
    Basile Uomo
  84. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread

  85. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread

    I don't want to abuse your generosity (you have been very generous already), but I would love to have that VIW decant you are offering.
  86. Re: What is your favorite "old man's" fragrance?

    You are so right ericrico, furthermore, I find the term insulting and degrading. Those that use the term "old man fragrance" get no respect from me.

    Now "old fragrance" is totally different, and...
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    Re: Favourite British Fragrance

    Maybe it does not qualify as traditional (launched in 2003), but Richard James EdT is the quintessential british perfume.
  88. Re: whats your honest opinion on jean paul le male?

    1. Get a bottle of McCormick vanilla extract and a tube of the mintiest toothpaste you can find, then don't wash for a couple of days.
    2. Make a slurry with the toothpaste and vanilla in your hands...
  89. Re: Guess the fragrance by the notes and win a little of it - winter 2012

    Socalwoman: I tried the sample of Norne today and this is my comment:

    It is a wintery cold and dark night, it is snowing outside. The fireplace barely can contain its blazing fire and some of...
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    Re: Your Most Worn Fragrances of 2012?

    1.- Sashka Black - Micallef
    2.- Silver Water Mountain - Creed
    3.- 1-12 - Halston
    4.- Montana Parfum d'Homme
    5.- Yatagan - Caron
    6.- Krizia Uomo
    7.- Fendi Uomo
  91. Re: what do you think is the best Swiss Arabian fragrance?

    I agree with cacio, Jannet Firdous is ghastly, although it is very popular in India (I can't figure out why).
    I just ordered Kashkha oil and expect to have it in a couple of days, after I get it...
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    Re: Anyone else love Original Vetiver?

    Almost finishing my second 4 oz. bottle I can say that I like OV, and I like it a lot, but I don't love it. It is not at the same level as Himalaya or Silver Mountain Water in the Creed stable.
  93. Replies

    Re: Avon's Mesmerize

    For men:

    For women:
  94. Re: Highly reviewed fragrances that you dislike?

    Le Male and A*men belong to the putrid category.
  95. Re: Guess the fragrance by the notes and win a little of it - winter 2012

    I should disqualify myself because those are the notes of one of the samples you sent me.
    Very nice scent BTW.

    Glad you enjoyed my review.
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    Re: Chanel Bleu - Thoughts

    Same here, I just don't like it at all. I wouln't buy it even if it was the last perfume in the world.
  97. Re: What are some classic must have scents

    Ungaro III to me is THE "must have" classic perfume, but I would mention also its brothers I and II.
    The Halston twins (1-12 and Z-14) come in a very close second.

    They are excellent and...
  98. Re: Guess the fragrance by the notes and win a little of it - winter 2012

    Thank you socalwoman for such a fantastic fragrance.
    The only way to describe is "leather", just pure unadulterated leather*. Like the smell of a brand new car with leather seats, or the leather...
  99. Re: What is the cleanest, soapiest, fresh out of the shower frag out there?

    Bijan nude for men
  100. Re: Guess the fragrance by the notes and win a little of it - winter 2012

    Napa Noir????
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