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  1. Re: Serge Lutens, Parfumerie Generale, Keiko Mecheri, Ginestet & others

    Yes, shipping to the United States is okay.
  2. Serge Lutens, Parfumerie Generale, Keiko Mecheri, Ginestet & others

    Parfumerie Generale - Cedar Sandaraque EDP 50ml (95% full) $80 CAD

    Ginestet - Le Boise 100ml (98% full) $70 CAD

    Michael Kors - For Men 75ml (I have only sprayed this twice) $30 CAD




    The...
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    Re: Looking for a cinnamon scent...

    Comme des Garcons - White has a great red hot cinnamon note, along with some light florals. This has to be my favorite cinnamon centric scent.
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    Re: Vetiver--Does It Just Not Work for Some?

    accidental double post
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    Re: Vetiver--Does It Just Not Work for Some?

    My first exposure to vetiver being used in a fragrance was through Guerlain's Vetiver and like you I found it to be off putting. I had purchased a small vial of high quality vetiver essential oil and...
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    Re: Smells just like Tom Ford-Tobacco Vanille????

    Fumerie Turque by Serge Lutens is quite similar, but with a strong stronger emphasis on the tobacco and with less vanilla. While still quite different, this is the closest fragrance to TV that I've...
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    Re: Looking for a smoky, birch tar laden leather.

    Although a room fragrance, Essence of John Galliano by Diptyque smells amazing. This has more birch tar than any other fragrance I've encountered.

    Cuir de Russie by Chanel has an amazing leathery...
  8. Re: Vetyver, an all times classic... but what is the best Vetyver available and why?

    Lalique - Encre Noir
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    Re: Great topnotes ruined with dull basenotes

    YSL M7
    I love the Dr Pepper / Oud intro, but can't stand the vanillic Twinkie dry down.

    Guerlain Vetiver
    The soapy dry down just kills this one for me
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    Re: Pure Iso E Super® from The Perfumer's Apprentice

    Wow, where did you find this list?
  11. Re: How is the development of Serge Noire Serge Lutens?

    While definitely a complex scent, I actually found the development to be fairly linear. Not a bad thing though, as I still adore this scent. One of my favorites from the line as well.

    After the...
  12. Re: I wanna go dark and intense. Will you be so handy and gimme a piece of advice?

    Costume National - Scent Intense

    I first tried this in Seattle and it haunted me for months. There is something very mysterious and alluring about it. Given the fragrances you mentioned, I think...
  13. Re: Fragrance Aficionados: What's Your Guilty Pleasure Scent?

    Wearing a heavy dose JPG Le Male in the privacy of my home.

    That or a dab from my girlfriend's bottle of Green Tea by Demeter.
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    Re: Help me make my next purchase guys!

    I have read this here on the boards several times myself. I personally don't get the pencil shavings. For me it's much more akin to the smell of fresh ground black pepper and incense.

    While I...
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    Re: What are your thoughts on Givenchy Pour Homme?

    Like the posters above said. Safe...

    It is however a nice scent. Just nothing out of the ordinary. I would go with Givenchy Vetiver.
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    Re: Fragrances in a Place of Worship

    Messe du Minuit by Etro, which literally means "Midnight Mass". I don't go to church, but wearing this definitely evokes that imagery.
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    Re: Help me make my next purchase guys!

    1. Gucci PH (Semi dry peppery incense, which I love wearing in the winter)
    2. Bulgari Black (some-what sweet but still unique and captivating)
    3. Kenzo Pour Homme (slightly "aquatic", but with a...
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    Re: So, tell me something about Rose 31

    I initially loved this one and picked it up while I was at Le Labo in Tokyo, but something in it doesn't quite agree with my nose. I'm now somewhat regretful that I didn't go with Gaiac 10.

    I...
  19. Thread: Your Top 5

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    Re: Your Top 5

    This is a hard one as my taste in fragrance has changed drastically in the last year.

    1. Comme des Garcons - 2MAN

    2. Cartier - Declaration

    3. Tom Ford - Tuscan Leather

    4. Serge Lutens -...
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    Re: Fragrance for a supermarket visit

    Anything with "green pepper" or "tomato" notes.
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    Poll: Re: Your Favorites from the Tom Ford Private Blends

    Tuscan Leather
    Tobacco Vanille
    Oud Wood

    Tuscan Leather is definitely my favourite from this line. Even as an expensive niche fragrance, I have been smelling this scent on a lot of people here in...
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    Re: Room spray as personal fragrance

    I have been using the Diptyque John Galliano room spray as a fragrance for quite some time now. I have never had any kind of reaction to it, although I can't speak for anyone other than myself.
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    Re: The Blackest Black.....

    Costume National - Scent Intense

    This one is very dark, mysterious, and alluring to me.

    Serge Lutens - Chergui

    I finally got to sample this one the other, and was completely blown away....
  24. Re: Are Armani Prive Bois d' Encens and Avignon by CdG too similar to own both?

    They definitely have their own merits. I personally think Avignon is a better fragrance in terms of composition and depth, but there's something about BdE that is much more wearable.
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    Re: L'eau Par Kenzo Bottle Change = Reformulation?

    I wonder when they made the change? I have only seen L'eau Par being sold in the new bottle. As far as I can remember, the first time I saw this fragrance must have been atleast two years ago?
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    Re: Your Best And Worst Blind Buy?

    Best - YSL M7

    I wasn't sure what to expect when I bought this one, as there are a lot of mixed reviews. Thankfully I absolutely adored it, and still do.

    Worst - Michael Kors

    After reading a...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT >>> June 2009

    Comme des Garcons - 888 50ml
  28. Thread: Bulgari Black

    by IKL
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    Re: Bulgari Black

    I used to adore Bulgari Black, but then I found Dzing. Dzing just does so much more for me.
    They are definitely different beats that both have their own merits, but Dzing just keeps me comming back...
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    Re: The most masculine fragrance you have tried?

    Ralph Lauren - Polo
    YSL - Kouros
    Chanel - Antaeus
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    Re: If i love Sequoia will i like ?

    These both have the "Gerbil cage cedar chip" note. Other than that they are quite different. I happen to love Sequoia but dislike Pomegranate Noir.
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    Re: Parfumerie Generale: Your opinions please

    I also really enjoyed L'eau Guerriere. Other than that, the rest were nice but just didn't do much for me.
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    Re: Idole and 2 Man alternatives

    I haven't tried Idole (been meaning to for quite some time!) but I smell a lot of similarities between CdG Man2 and Lalique Encre Noir. These both share a very similar "earhty/dry" vetiver note. I...
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    Poll: Re: Best of Serge Lutens Export Line?

    Is Chêne not apart of the export line? This has always been one of my favourites.
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    Re: Discovering the joy of Incense

    "Serge Lutens - Serge Noir" is a nice incense fragrance. A dark and mysterious one at that.

    The incence is especially noticeable in the dry down, and somehow reminds me of going to a particular...
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    Re: Opium EDT lasting power!

    Hmm the EDT didn't last nearly that long on me. The only fragrance that has had that kind of longevity on me was Le Male by JPG, which unfortunately wasn't a good thing at all.

    Was this the first...
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    Re: The Most Overrated/Underrated Fragrance

    Definitely "Creed - GIT" as stated above.

    That and all of the John Varvatos fragrances. I have read so many comments about these smelling "unique" and "different". I must be missing something,...
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    Re: Scented toothpaste!

    Although not quite tooth paste, Comme des Garcons had their original CdG fragrance released as a candy in collaboration with Papabubble. I always wanted to try that.

    ...
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    Re: Please explain the word flanker

    Something about the sound of the word "flanker" has always brought to mind negative conotations for me. I have always associated "flanker" with "flop".

    That and the amount of flankers that have...
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    Re: Comme des Garcons 2 Man

    I'm suprised at all the comments about this scent having no sillage or longevity. I cosinder this fragrance to be a power house amongst the rest of my collection. No quite as strong as Musc Ravageur,...
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    Re: Top10 Spring fragrances - what are yours?

    CdG - Kyoto
    CdG - Palisander
    Cartier - Declaration
    Etro - Messe de minuit
    Hermes - Terre d"hermes
    Hermes (Hermessence series) - Poivre Samarcande
    Kenzo - Air Intense
    Prada - Infusion d'homme...
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    Re: Another cedar thread

    I'm suprised nobody has mentioned Comme des Garcons Sequoia from the red series. I find this one has a prominent cedar note that definitely resembles that hampster cage accord. In the best way...
  42. Re: Great male scents, smelling great on ladies too...

    I often have my girl friend wear my frangrances. Not only does she like to wear my scents, but it's also a great way to understand your frangrances from a different perspective.

    I must say Cartier...
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    Re: Kenzoair intense a winner

    Great, but simple linear scent. If you like Vetiver and Anise then this is probably the scent you are looking for, as there's not much more to it than that.

    The intense is pretty much the same as...
  44. Thread: cut grass

    by IKL
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    Re: cut grass

    There is something about Bulgari Pour Homme that reminds me of fresh grass. It's very subtle and not incredibly pronounced, but there is definitely something in there that brings to mind the scent of...
  45. Re: Have YOU ever had DREAMS about/had a fragrance in it?

    I've had dreams about Costume National Scent Intense.

    I first smelled this at Barneys in Seattle right when I was getting into niche frangrances. I was so utterly fascinated and intrigued by this...
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    Re: Sur le Nil vs Declaration

    His fragrances definitely share many similarities. I find they all seem to have the same light peppery wood notes, just in different doses. Could this actually be Cardamom?

    If you haven't...
  47. Thread: Antaeus

    by IKL
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    Re: Antaeus

    I used to love this scent, but I find the dry down has an "old man" smell too it.
    I have only tried the re formulation though.
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    Re: expanding my fragrance horizon

    keiko mecheri - Oliban

    This one starts off a bit on the feminine side but quickly turns into a great woody/incense fragrance.
  49. Thread: Tuscan Leather

    by IKL
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    Re: Tuscan Leather

    Strangely enough this is one of the only scents I have that has absolutely no trace of alcohol when I first spray it. Though it's highly unlikely, maybe they made a mistake with the alcohol to...
  50. Re: A subtle and skillful use of fruit notes in fragrances - your favorite?

    Costume National Scent Intense has a great nondescript berry smell to it.
  51. Re: [HELP!] Colognes that smell like bad aftershave (ex Menin)

    I think it's the synthetic Oakmoss notes that give off that "terrible aftershave"

    Bay Rum tends to have a shaving cream/barbershop smell to it as well. I usually stay clear of fragrances that...
  52. Thread: Leather Lovers

    by IKL
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    Re: Leather Lovers

    Although not on the list, here are a few extra leather scents which are definitely worth a try.

    Montale - Oud Cuir d'Arabie

    This is very much a challenging yet realistic leather whom many...
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    Re: Musk Ravageur VS Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    Both great warm sensual scents.

    I would go with Musk Ravageur as I find Tobacco Vanille somewhat linear and also the price point is outrageous. I find there is more depth and something slightly...
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    Re: tom ford - full bottle worthy's

    Tuscan Leather for me. I'm also very curious to smell Italian Cypress based on the reviews here.
  55. Re: Five favorite niche brands and three favorite scents from each

    Comme des Garcons - CdG White / Kyoto / CdG 3

    Serge Lutens - Iris Silver Mist / Serge Noir / Fumerie Turque

    l'artisan parfumerie - Dzing / Tea for Two / Voleur de Roses
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    Re: Great Frags with Horrid Drydowns

    Definitely M7 for me. The dry down reminds me of Twinkies.
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    Re: I need some advise on Montale.

    Red Vetyver for sure. Somewhere in the mix there is a note that reminds me of Polo Green. Red Vetyver is much higher quality ofcourse. A great frangrance and a lot less challenging to wear than the...
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    Re: Looking for junk in Vancouver BC

    Oh if you are into Hermes stuff I would highly recomend checking out the Hermes store on Burrard. They carry every fragrance as well as the Hermessence collection and are really nice and generous...
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    Re: Looking for junk in Vancouver BC

    On a side note, Holt Renfrew now carries Odori, Cereus, Bois 1920, and the entire Tom Ford Private collection. I heard rumors of them getting the Diptyque collection but I'm not sure if thats true or...
  60. Thread: bitter leather?

    by IKL
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    Re: bitter leather?

    Tom Ford - Tuscan Leather. This starts off really bitter
  61. Re: which fragrance would be ideal if they lasted longer.

    Hermessence - Poivre Samarcande
  62. Thread: Summer/Hot scent

    by IKL
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    Re: Summer/Hot scent

    "CdG - Kyoto" has been my favourite summer scent so far. Not too heavy not too light. Just perfect!
  63. Thread: m7 and visit

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    Re: m7 and visit

    Having never smelt visit I can't make any comparisons, but to me the dry down of M7 smells totally different than the initial spray. I much prefer the opening notes than the marshmallow/twinkie like...
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    Re: What smells purple and mysterious?

    "Costume National - Scent Intense" smells very purple to me.
  65. Re: BOIS 1920 EXTREME - Oh my God... my love affair with boozy frags continues....

    I too loved the initial spray of this frangrance. For me it almost had this slightly bitter medicinal dried fruit note which I loved (think a less sweet version of jagermeister). The dry down however...
  66. Re: Comme des Garcons x Stephen Jones - New CDG Collab Frag after Hinoki (due Septemb

    I can't wait to smell this! The notes sound really promising. As Mike mentioned the bottle looks awfully feminine which makes me wonder if this will be marketed to a female audience.
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    Re: Skunk and Fruit notes?

    The smell of skunk reminds me a lot of sesame seed oil. Especially burnt sesame oil. I wonder if there are any frangrances based on the scent of roasted sesame seeds?
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    Re: Recommendations for modern basil

    Comme des Garcons 3 for a highly transparent/fresh/sharp basil note
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    Re: Incense. Plain and simple.

    Although over priced, Bois D'encens from the Armani Prive line is "plain and simple" and very nice. Kind of a mix between Avignon and the pepper of Gucci pour homme but very wearable. I never gave...
  70. Poll: Re: Which is the "Best Contemporary Classic" for men?(Oct-07)

    I'm going with YSL M7. It's challenging, unique and modern yet totally classic in terms of composition (without falling into the perfuming trends of yesteryear).
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    Re: Comme des Garcons - Top 5 Faves

    White
    Avignon
    Carnation
    2 Man
    #3
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    Re: Pick -One-, No 'Top Three'

    Comme des Garcons White (which is becoming harder and harder to find online)
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    Re: What notes do you like before going to bed?

    Although I love M7, I wouldn't exactly call it an oud frangrance. The oud is so subtle compared to most other oud fragrances. I find it somewhat hard to detect amidst the other notes.

    For my usual...
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    Re: Zagorsk and Ourzazate by Comme des Garcons

    Nice reviews Mike. I own Avignon and have samples of Kyoto and Zargorsk (which I'm wearing as I type this). Avignon is my favourite of the bunch although I have yet to try Ourzarzate. I find Zagorsk...
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    Re: Birch dominant frags

    I love the smell of birch wood and would also agree that the John Galliano room spray has a lot of birch wood - well burning smokey birch wood. I really hope they don't discontinue this. I'm going to...
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    Re: What are you favorite notes?

    vetiver, mahagony, blackcurrant leaf/bud, cinnamon, teak, tea, birch, plum
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    Re: Lalique Encre Noire arrived today

    I too am a big fan of Encre Noir. I agree with you that it is quite linear and that the Vetiver note in it smells almost identical to the Vertiver in CdG Man2 which is one of my favourite Vetiver...
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    Re: What will be your go-to this Fall?

    Costes EDT
    Costume National - Scent Intense
    L'Artisan - Mechant Loup
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    Re: Fall/Halloween-y scent?

    CDG original has a lot of fall like spices in it. Might want to give that a try. Although no pumkin spice the Dyptique - John Galliano room spray is very fall like and reminds me of wet fallen leaves...
  80. Re: Has anyone ever told you that you smell like this?

    Whenever I go home to visit my parents and I'm wearing fragrance, my dad always jokingly says "you smell like a French whore house".
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    Re: It's about that time again: Current Top 5!

    1. Diptyque - John Galliano (Room Spray)
    2. Comme des Garcons EDP
    3. Lalique - Encre Noir EDT
    4. Costes EDT
    5. Comme des Garcons - ouarzazate
  82. Thread: Pomegranate Noir.

    by IKL
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    Re: Pomegranate Noir.

    I quite like this frangrance when it starts to dry down and mellow out, but the initial spray reminded me of those yellow 5cent banana candies. That and when you go to take a smell of it on your...
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    Re: Comme des Garcons EDP Fake?

    Ok thanks for clearing that up. Youre right - it wasn't fare to jump to such a sudden conclusion. I think the amount of "fake Creed" threads etc have made me paranoid.

    That being said I don't...
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    Re: Comme des Garcons EDP Fake?

    The box looked fine. The bottle even came in the platic air tight bag like 3. Although I hadn't tested CdG EDP before this I can say that it smells like the reviews I have read on here. I definetly...
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    Comme des Garcons EDP Fake?

    I just purchased a 3.4 oz bottle of this for 40 something dollars from imaginationperfumery.com. Because the price is so low I was a bit skeptical before ordering but went ahead an ordered anyway.
    ...
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    Re: CdG: The House of Complicated Simplicity

    CdG also started my obsession. My favourite house too.
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    Re: costes vs. cdg white

    I was going to make the exact post but you beat me to it. I also find the initial spray to be 95% exact. I did a test and sprayed one on each arm. Like you said the Costes was a tad bit warmer but...
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    Re: What's the Cologne you Hate the most?

    After going to the department store today I came to the realization that I dislike/hate most of the big name "designer brand" frangrances. So many of them have that generic department store...
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