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  1. Re: Spring/Summer Alternative to Perry Ellis Red 360

    If you are just looking to switch it up, I'd choose Nautica Voyage.
  2. Thread: Pricey fragrances

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    Re: Pricey fragrances

    Thank you for the information about Clive's fragrances. The chemistry in fragrances eluded me for a bit,and I neglected to think of concentration.
  3. Thread: Pricey fragrances

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    Re: Pricey fragrances

    Really? I thought No.1 was pure perfume. I was just going off of luckyscent, sorry about that. I hadn't known that they actually labeled one pure perfume, but I haven't really checked out Clive...
  4. Thread: Pricey fragrances

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    Re: Pricey fragrances

    Oh, I had no idea someone had started a thread before with this. I too couldn't fathom spending that much money on 10 ml, especially when there are other pure perfumes for a lot less. I'm just...
  5. Thread: Pricey fragrances

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    Pricey fragrances

    I was bored and was just browsing luckyscent to see what else they had, and found something interesting. I know of plenty of fragrances that are quite pricey, but this almost made me laugh,...
  6. Thread: Favorite wood?

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    Re: Favorite wood?

    I've always loved cedar, I have one in my yard and loved it as a kid growing up.
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    Re: Decants from 2 bottles

    Why would you mix the vintage and reformulated?!
    To the OP, if the batches are the same, feel free.
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    Re: Could you check my Fahrenheit?

    All looks fine except that bit of arabic, but I'm not familiar with the bottle ( Arabic probably means grey market which is by no means a bad thing). The bottle was from May 2007, so that's why you...
  9. Re: Soul Searching College Student Seeking Signature

    Le Male
    Egoiste
    Guerlain Homme
    Ambre 114 or 1725 from Histoires de Parfums
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    Re: If only ONE (widda twist)

    Armani: Code
    Bvlgari: Black
    Chanel: Allure Homme EB
    Dior: DHI
    Givenchy: Play Insense
    Guerlain: SDV
    Hermes: Ambre Narguile
    YSL: La Nuit
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    Re: Anyone prefer LIDG to LIDGE?

    I don't care for either of them, but if forced, I'd choose LIDGE.
  12. Poll: Re: If you have to give one up for the rest of your life, which one would it be?

    I laughed too hard at this. My vote was for Chanel too.
  13. Re: Help me choose a scent for an important first date!

    For sure Dior Homme. Save the intense for when you take the individual on a dinner date. Good luck!
  14. Thread: Heaviest bottles?

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    Re: Heaviest bottles?

    Rock Volume One is up there.
  15. Re: First cologne: still sampling, help would totally be appreciated!

    Start off with the Versace MEF, then move on from that bottle. If you're looking for something that would suit you better, you could check Egoiste/ Platinum Egoiste. Another to look at early on would...
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    Re: Anything like Tobacco Vanille

    This completely^
    First saw Tobac Rouge on Fragrantica.
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    Re: Looking for a new cologne

    Generally any fragrance that is on the niche side of price can be found at www.luckyscent.com/ (Not all fragrances have samples available, but most do). I would recommend checking out the actual...
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    Re: Looking to mix it up

    Two niche samples I've recently tried and liked are Sushi Imperiale, and Bergamote 22.
    I would also recomend L'humaniste. Creed also has quite the selection for summer (Aventus, GIT, VIW, etc.)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 2, 2014

    Bois 1920 - Sushi Imperiale
    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.4179.jpg
  20. Poll: Re: Dior (Homme, Sport, Intense) x Allure (Homme, Sport, Blanche) x Guerlain (Homme, Intense, Leau)

    Dior and Guerlain are close for me, but Dior would win for there is a greater variety between the three compared to the Guerlain Trio.
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    Re: Recommendations for top quality "safe" scent

    Bergamote 22 and Sushi Imperiale seem quite safe in my opinion.
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    Re: Recommendation for a novice

    There are many places you can get samples from.
    I would suggest:
    -ebay
    -luckyscent
    -The Perfumed Court

    There are many other places to get samples, but for the sake of simplicity, I would...
  23. Re: New to Fragrances and Colognes! Advice needed

    +1 for Burberry London & Bleu De Chanel
    I don't know what is too sweet for you but you could try
    -Pure havane
    -Black XS
    -Dior Homme Intense (or the others in the line)

    All have pretty decent...
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    Re: Fragrances that made you react physically

    Cartier roadster makes me gag every time, and I'm not sure why.
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    Re: New to the world of frangrances!

    Aventus varies with every batch, which may be why you don't get pineapple. Some batches have better longevity, some are heavy smoke, some are heavy pineapple, and some are down the middle. If you...
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    Re: New to the world of frangrances!

    You most likely got one of the smokier batches of Aventus. Versace Eau Fraiche and Bleu de Chanel are two citruses that are very polular.
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    Re: Fragrance for everyday use

    +1 for Bulgari Black & Dior Sport.
    I'm around your age and would recommend:
    -Black Xs
    -Pure Havane
    -Guerlain Homme
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    Re: Recommendation for a novice

    Two colognes on the cheaper end that come to mind right away.
    Burberry London (Tobbacco)
    Guerlain Homme (mint, Lime & rum)
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    Re: best projection and long lasting fragrance

    Dior homme intense
    A*men
    Pure havane
    Le Male

    In the higher price range are the Montale Aouds that can last days on my skin.
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    Re: Another recommendations thread

    Sadly I don't have any stores or boutiques anywhere near me, so I've been forced into ordering samples.
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    Another recommendations thread

    Gah, another recommendations thread, right? I'm in college full time with one high school class (16) and I am looking for something else to try , or buy. I don't want the general recommendations that...
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    Re: S O T D: Friday, February 21, 2014

    With the negative temperature, and 30 mph winds,
    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.705.jpg
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    Re: Dior Homme or L'Instant De Guerlain?

    Dior, as it is easier to like, IMO.
  34. Thread: Help me decide :P

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    Re: Help me decide :P

    Bleu or Play intense would be the better of the two for your last choice. I would suggest one of the DH's as well.
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    Re: Help to the newbie :)

    Go with DHI; I don't think you could go wrong with it.
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    Re: Need something new

    Something from the Guerlain Homme line
    Frapin L'humaniste
    Versace Man eau Fraiche
    Creed Line
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    Re: Application points

    I have just heard many stories that when one wears Aventus, the smell is "gone" after a few hours, but people around you ~8 hours later can smell you from afar.
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    Application points

    Just curious, where do each of you generally prefer to spray your fragrance? I used to spray on each wrist, but I've moved to the front, and back of my neck. Where do each of you generally get the...
  39. Re: What Fragrance Brings to Mind Your Current Residence?

    Drakkar Noir, (because nodoby has moved to a different scent), TdH, or Aventus.
    Something woody and/or smoky for the harsh northern Minnesota.
  40. Re: Your top 3 Amouage among mens/opus (excl. attars)

    Only tried 3 of them, but I enjoyed Jub XXV the most. In order:
    Jub XXV
    Interlude
    Memoir
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    Re: Looking to expand collection...

    +1 for BdC & London
    Try:
    Spicebomb
    Original santal/ Individuel
    Guerlain homme
    Thierry Mugler Line
    Creed line
    Frapin L'humaniste & 1270
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    Re: Should skinny guys be wearing beige and red?

    If you can form a good outfit out of it, then go ahead. I would still stay away from the reed though, but beige should be just fine.
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    Re: Dress shoes vs dress boots

    Black dress boots look fine, and I feel as they would be great for formal occasions. Only as long as you pick out a good pair. Dress boots can fit the look of an oxford, but be more "daring" in a...
  44. Re: I'm looking for a fashionable backpack for college

    This brand will last you much longer than your normal backpacks, like 6 years after you graduate longer, but only if you treat them right.
    ...
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    Re: Which headphones looks better?

    I don't think you should base your headphone choice off of style, they aren't meant to be accessories. The second pair looks slightly better, but I would focus on sound quality first IMHO.
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    Re: Best shoes for a casual date?

    I'm 16, and I've gotten a decent number of compliments on this pair.
    http://www.zappos.com/ecco-helsinki-slip-on-rust-pull-up-full-grain-leather

    A couple others to consider, (I love wingtips)...
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    Re: Starter fragrance for an 18 yr. old guy...

    Double posted :/
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    Re: Starter fragrance for an 18 yr. old guy...

    Designer - Bleu de Chanel, Man eau Fraiche
    Cheapie - 360 red
    Niche - L'humaniste
  49. Re: New to fragrances. Going to buy/sample for first time. Suggestions?

    Perry ellis and mont blanc have a few good cheapies. Your list looks like a very good place to start.
  50. Re: Which types of scents should I be looking at??

    Check out luckyscent, TPC, etc for samples to smell. You need to just sample a few of each and find out what you enjoy. Most any aquatic/fresh will be fine to start out with.

    Look at:
    Chanel...
  51. Re: If you could only use 3 fragrances for the rest of your life, (under $300 for all 3)

    Pure Havane
    Philosykos
    L'humaniste
  52. Thread: er... hello!

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    Re: er... hello!

    Beauty encounter and FragranceX. I'm weary of overstock, and amazon depends on what store you buy it from.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, December 15, 2013

    Pure malt for me today.
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    Both versions of Chanel's Egoiste. It's just not pleasant to me.
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    Re: Creed Aventus: An Acquired Taste?

    Aventus was one of the first samples I tried when getting into this hobby, and I loved it then, and still do.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, December 7, 2013

    23189
    Mandorlo di Sicilia
  57. Re: If you had to give one blind buy reccommendation what would it be?

    Versace - Man Eau Fraiche
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, December 5th, 2013

    The One - D&G
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    Re: Pure Coffee Question

    Is there anything you would recommend over PC for a more reasonable price, or just not discontinued?

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    Just looking for an enjoyable coffee fragrance that is more...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, December 3, 2013

    Black Xs
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    Pure Coffee Question

    Should I buy up Pure coffee for $175 right now? I just am not too sure because I haven't tried it, and my sample is late. Also, thoughts on if more will go up on eBay soon.
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    Re: How often do you smell fragrances on other men?

    Only on five different people in the past year or so (many times, same scent). 3 AdG, 1 Calvin, and 1 Nautica. Surprisingly, I haven't smelt anything other than AdG in my first semester at college....
  63. Thread: Samples on eBay

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    Samples on eBay

    From reading all of the opinions on the subject, I can seem to trust eBay. My question is, what makes these decants of rare/niche fragrances so safe? I can see that the profit margins are lower than...
  64. Thread: New Haircut/Style

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    New Haircut/Style

    2302523026

    Never really had short hair before, and I decided to go with a shorter style (perhaps trendy now, I guess). Any ideas if I should style differently/ not at all? One with glasses and...
  65. Re: Define Your Personal Financial Limit Regarding Single Purchases

    If I've tried the fragrance, $250 max as of now. $150 blind. Cheap I would say under $40.
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    Re: Shipping in winter

    That was my worry about the cold, I tend to be stingy, and choose the cheapest shipping option. I feel like I should be fine with most bottles, but my samples is where I get anxious, because they...
  67. Re: If you could only own 1 Bottle from BOND No.9 Which one would it be?

    I'm going to go with the seemingly more popular opinion as well, New Haarlem.
  68. Thread: TM Pure Coffee

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    TM Pure Coffee

    In your opinion, do you think that PC will be re-released just like PM? I'm curious because I feel like I would love it, going to get a sample soon, but the price is quite steep for a bottle.
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    Poll: Re: are these t-shirts cool or rude and lame?

    I would personally avoid all of the above for obvious reasons. Unless you are 13-20 and aren't looking for a relationship (like above said), go ahead.
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    Re: what do u think of a flowery scent on men?

    For me it depends if the floral notes are the heavy hitter in the fragrance, or are more subtle. IMO, if you like it, chances are that it will work.
  71. Thread: Coffee

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    Re: Coffee

    I've been interested in finding a good coffee frag to wear too. I'm going to have to get my nose on some of these.
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    Re: Pick 3 from Chanel

    Bleu
    Blanche
    Egoiste
  73. Re: 1 Million longevity and projection experiences? Impressions.

    Another for great longevity and projection being great for most everyone. I tried this on myself at home, not a smart idea haha. 1 million needs a place to roam free.
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    Re: Shipping in winter

    Oh, I thought it was both heat and cold, not just heat. Thank you guys :)
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    Shipping in winter

    I know that shifting in temperatures and light is bad for fragrance over a period of time. My question is that how, if at all, would shipping to Minnesota affect the juice? From day to night may be a...
  76. Thread: Newbie question

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    Newbie question

    Sorry for such a newbie question, but I am wondering where to order from. I'm looking at getting pure malt. I was looking at beautyencounter, because of the discount and coupons. I was also looking...
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    Best winter fragrance in your arsenal?

    What winter fragrance in your collection (sample or bottle) do you enjoy the most? A niche, and a designer.

    Desinger- Pure Malt
    Niche - Ambre Narguile

    I don't have too much to chose from, so...
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    Re: What's your current stance on

    My 23 year old brother still swears by them for some reason (I'm trying to get him to switch to cologne), and I think that they are god awful. It could be because I was nearly choked out in 6-8th...
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    Re: Thank you one and all!

    Welcome, fellow newcomer!
  80. Thread: Sites

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    Sites

    Again, I have another question that has been asked around a lot, but I am looking to hear more recent stories and opinions.
    Feel free to suggest more, but I am looking at what sites to mainly order...
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    Re: Teen frags and questions (Longer post)

    Thank you very much! I wish I could check out a lot of the boutiques like creed, bond, guerlain, etc. but I live in the middle of nowhere (Mn) with only sephora and macy's ~200 miles away. I realized...
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    Teen frags and questions (Longer post)

    I'm 16, and in a weird situation. I go to college full time, and have a class in highschool due to a program where my college is free, and early.
    I'm looking at a lot of niche sampler/discovery sets...
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