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    Re: Aromatics Elixir Limited Edition

    So do I! I am really curious to see if it really does have different top notes (as it seemed to from the scent strip), or is a "lighter version" or whatever. I'm going to try and hit a few Clinique...
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    Aromatics Elixir Limited Edition

    I originally posted this on POL, but no-one had heard about it there. Anyone heard about or tried this? Is it just a different bottle or is it a different version of AE?

    My original post to POL:
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    Re: Amber fragrances for men

    I don't think anyone has mentioned Azzaro Pour Homme.

    For straightforward, natural ambers, check out Eden Botanticals.
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    Re:  New Paul Sabastian!!!!!!

    The original Paul Sebastian is a nice, sweet, spicy oriental with a powdery drydown that I used to wear a lot when I was younger.

    I have the Onyx and it's very similar to Chanel Allure Homme to my...
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    Re: which frarance has the best sillage?

    If Clinique Aromatics Elixir is the Queen of Sillage, then Aramis 900 must be the King!
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    Gres Pour Homme vs. Homme de Gres

    I just won the former in an Ebay auction

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5566154280&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1

    Does anyone know anything about Gres Pour Homme? I...
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    Re: D&G Sicily and Caleche

    I wanted to add that, if you are seriously considering this, that you should probably sample it first. I am a man and I am wearing it, but I am pretty comfortable wearing things that other might find...
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    Re: D&G Sicily and Caleche

    Caleche is definitely more similar to Cristalle than to No. 19. Cristalle is a fruity-chypre, to my nose, where Caleche is more floral-woody.

    I would agree that Caleche feels more like a...
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    Re: D&G Sicily and Caleche

    Ok. I am wearing Caleche today for a real test drive. It is clearly, but not harshly, aldehydic, and this, to me, does make it "soapy" in character.

    The main notes I get from this as of now are:...
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    Re: D&G Sicily and Caleche

    I just got Caleche and haven't really test driven it yet, but is seems an aldehydic, woody, chypre that could be worn by a man. But then again, I wear Miss Dior, so my sensibilities might be slightly...
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    Re: leather fragrances - advice needed

    Bandit!

    Also,
    Jules
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    SMN Peau d'Espagne
    Piver Cuir Russie

    And, on "the other side"
    Cabochard
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    Re: Need Suggestion again! Pure Cedar wood?

    Memoire d'Homme
    Nemo

    Nemo is the most purely cedary of the two...
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    Re: Bulgari Black

    I like this one! Rubber? Yes. Burnt Rubber? No. Burning rubber has an acrid, choking smell. This is a sweet, powdery, rubber smell.
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    Re: I wanna smell soapy :)

    To my nose, these are all very similar spicy/soapy frags: CKBe, Bulgari BLV and BLV Notte, Fred Hayman 273 Indigo, Om by Gap
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    Re: POLO CLUB BOUQUET

    Could it possibly be one of these?

    http://www.caswellmassey.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=180&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=15&iSubCat=37&iProductID=180
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    Re: manly fragrances

    Nemo
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    Re: What would a classy gorilla wear?

    Sorry for the double post!

    I was going to add, since gorillas are vegetarians, a nice "green" scent would be appropriate. Perhaps Chanel No. 19, which Luca Turin describes as smelling like the...
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    Re: What would a classy gorilla wear?

    Seconding (thirding?) Muscs de Koublai Khan!
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    Re: What would a classy gorilla wear?

    Seconding (thirding?) Muscs de Koublai Khan!
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    Re: Masculine Aldehydes?

    Thanks for the recs! I think I will sample CdG2 and see how that is. It sounds verrry interesting. I have a decant of Iris Poudre that I had forgotten about, so I will give that another try while...
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    Masculine Aldehydes?

    I think one of the things that has drawn me over to experiencing, experimenting with, and wearing some fragances for women are aldehydes. There's something about the sparkling, soapy, powder effects...
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    Re: favorite soap/bath gel?

    I tend to get the shower gel the same time I get the fragrance. Some of my favorites:

    Habit Rouge (mmmmmm!)
    Miss Dior (clean chypre)
    Eau d'Hermes
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    Re: Peach scents for guys????

    Charlie Chaplin loved Mitsouko! A peachy-chypre...
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    Re: Which bandit?

    I love Bandit, and I wear it in the EDT strength. I believe this is the one usually marketed as the "men's" version, even though it is not marked "pour homme." I have only ever sniffed the EDP...
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    Re: Unisex fragrances to share?

    Steve,

    I will try and seek it out this weekend and post a review of my experience.

    Hank
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    Re: Unisex fragrances to share?

    I sampled Pure Poison on paper when it first came out and really liked it. On the strip, it smelled almost like pure jasmine to me, so I don't think "masculine floral" were the words that sprang to...
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    Re: Cheap Vintage Dioressence on eBay

    Woo Hoo! I won this one! I do hope it is the vintage fragrance. I fell in love with this one starting with the anecdote about how Guy Robert created this one (Miss Dior knockoff scented soap +...
  28. Re: bought a new bottle...Jo Malone Amber & Lavend

    I have this one and love it. It started me off on a whole search for other frags that have this amber/lavender accord that is so interesting because it smell neither like amber or lavender but...
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    Re: Time for Samsara

    I love Samsara and often wear it to bed. The Ylang and Sandalwood bring a feeling of tranquility, for some reason.
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    Re: frederic malle

    SFOlfactory, "Cassie" is Acacia flower, I believe.
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    Re: Applying Fragrances to Clothing

    I often apply Bandit EDT to the suede yoke of a wool coat of mine. Love it!
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    Re: Carolina Herrera for Men Concentre

    Chris,

    Thanks for the feedback. I'm wearing this today and really enjoying it! I'm trying to compare it to the original (from memory, since I wore this a few years ago). It seems to me the...
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    Re: Opinions on Grandiflorum?

    Is this the other line created by Mandy Aftel? She mentions Grandiflorum on her website.
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    Carolina Herrera for Men Concentre

    Came across a bottle of this the other night. Never seen or heard of this (the concentre version) before. It seems very similar to the original with perhaps the middle and basenotes "ramped up" a...
  35. Thread: Caron No.3

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    Re: Caron No.3

    Oops! I meant to say, "It's all SUBjective..."
  36. Thread: Caron No.3

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    Re: Caron No.3

    I guess it's a difference of perception. To me what characterizes Equipage is its honey sweetness. It reminds me of carnation soap, beeswax and alyssum flowers. 3rd Homme seems dryer.

    It's all...
  37. Re: Limes a great discovery......some recommendati

    Extract of Limes by Geo F Trumper

    Floris Summer Limes
  38. Thread: Caron No.3

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    Re: Caron No.3

    I was going to add that the two fragrances this reminds me of are Equipage and Heritage. It is not a sweet as Equipage (but has the same carnation note) and is more straight-forward (less complex)...
  39. Thread: Caron No.3

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    Re: Caron No.3

    I wore this yesterday and could not stop sniffing myself! Spicy (carnation/cloves), ambery, leathery are the adjectives that come to mind for me. I don't find it overly sweet at all. For me it is on...
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    Re: Antaeus Revisited...

    I don't get smoke from this, and tobacco is not listed as one of its notes:

    Top note : Lemon, Lime, Coriander, Clary Sage

    Middle note : Thyme, Basil, Rose, Jasmine

    Base note : Patchouli,...
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    Richard James

    I got this on a recent trip to London and have been wearing it today. Loving it muchly!

    It has a prominent floral note, and it reminds me in that way of Insense by Givenchy. In Insense the floral...
  42. Re: Marine / aquatic scents ......................

    1805 by Truefitt and Hill.
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    Re: advice from the MATURE MEN ON THE BOARD

    One more thing. You mentioned that your Dad used to wear Canoe. Here are the notes for that. Looking at those might give you an idea of some other colognes that have them in common. Also, the...
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    Re: advice from the MATURE MEN ON THE BOARD

    One of the advantages of being a "mature" man is that I feel a lot freer to do, or wear, whatever I want without worrying what others think. "New," "old," "male," "female," I wear what ever fragrance...
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    Re: Habit Rouge Eau De Parfum

    Thanks for the info and the links! I was wondering if it was only available in Europe, and it looks like that's true. I tried asking around for it when I was in London, recently, but no-one I asked...
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    Habit Rouge Eau De Parfum

    Hey all,

    Does anyone know where I could find the EDP version of Habit Rouge? I have really been getting into my Habit Rouge EDT, and I have read the EDP version is even richer and deeper. Internet...
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    Re: when do you wear Cabochard?

    Just curious, were you wearing the EDT or the EDP? The EDT seems more fruity, and the EDP, more floral to me... Would love to try the pure parfum!
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    Re: Macho Femme / Masculine Floral ?

    Opone by Diptyque is a wonderful rose-saffron scent that smells great on a guy, IMO.
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    Re: Private Collection :-(

    This is one person's opinion. If you like it, wear it (but just not when visiting mom)! My partner says everthing I wear smells "old man/old ladyish" but I have learned to ignore him!
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    Re: Wich office woody citrus?

    Lanvin L'Homme is a nice office scent and does have citrus topnotes, but I would not call it a citrus scent by any stretch of the imagination. It has a ionone-musk thing going on like 212.

    Also,...
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    Re: Wich office woody citrus?

    Homme de Gres
    Lauder for Men
    Boucheron Pour Homme

    All woody, citrussy chypres...
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    Re: Floral fragrance for a floral-hater?

    Oops! Forgot to post the notes:

    The freshness of bergamot melts into a floral bouquet of rose, jasmine, iris and ylang ylang. Sandalwood mingled with powdery accents brings sensuality to the...
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    Re: Floral fragrance for a floral-hater?

    What about Samsara? Everyone always talks about it as being a sandalwood-based frag, and it is, but it also has a strong ylang-ylang note that gets filtered through the Guerlain base and transformed...
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