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    Re: Help - Lalique Lion: How powdery is it?

    Its not powdery at all, a little bit boozy; and a lot like Heritage.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    +1 from me. I haven't purchased anything in about 2 years. Once you reach a certain number of bottles (or $$$ spent) you'll be like what the heck am I doing, I just have to use what I have. Its very...
  3. Re: Got a job interview tomorrow...what should I wear?

    GIT or Allure Homme Sport
  4. Re: Copies/Clones/Etc that you like more than the real thing

    When I was starting out I was using knock-off fragrance oils. The one they had for Cool Water was very good, even though it did not smell like Cool Water. I got my wife one for Shalimar and she got...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 25th of September

    Habit Rouge EDC
  6. Re: Has a fragrance ever literally made you nauseous?

    It was Geir, and I really like the frag. I put some on the back of my hand for the day and I was ready to yak by noon.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, June 10, 2011

    Eau Sauvage
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

    Romeo Gigli Man
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    Re: Calling "Veteran" Base Noter's ONLY

    My preference lies in the designer realm for a simple reason: cost. Its even more of a reason now than when I was actively collecting, as I now have a mortgage & kid.
    In terms of how I got this way,...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

    Kiton Men
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, May 20, 2011

    Kiton Men
  12. Re: New Ultra-Limited Kurkdjian Fragrance + Meeting Mr. K

    Based on the subject line I thought this was about me! ;)
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    Re: powerhouse fragrances...how about a list?

    I think that powerhouses tend to come from the 80's but there are some which have that vibe which are before or after. For example I think Dunhill for Men (1934) is a proto-powerhouse albeit one of...
  14. Re: The driest, spiciest fragrance you can think of?

    Ungaro I
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    Re: Looking for a coconut + leather frag.

    Marc Jacobs for Men
  16. Thread: Jicky Sport

    by MisterK
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    Re: Jicky Sport

    A sport version of Jicky would seem unnecessary - just get the EDT.

    I'm one of those who was flummoxed with Habit Rouge Legere - take a bucket of artificial neroli and throw it on some of the...
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    Re: Flankers that surpass the original

    Body Kouros or Kouros Fraicheur > Kouros
    Santos Sport or Concentrate > Santos (though I like Santos quite a bit)
    YSL PH Haute Concentrate > YSL PH
    Allure Homme Sport > Allure Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

    Paco Rabanne Sport
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 6, 2011

    Acqua di Gio
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 3 May 2011

    Worth PH
  21. Re: Your Top 3 Fragrances... If You Never Came Across Basenotes

    I'd probably only have one or two which would sit in my closet if I never found basenotes.

    My frag of choice would have to be Gillette Cool Wave deodorant! But in terms of the juice...

    Acqua...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 28 April 2011

    Cuir Fougere (Pierre Cardin)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

    Pasha
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 25th, 2011

    Ysl ph hc
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, April 23, 2011

    JHL
    Chanel PM
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    Re: Is there something similar to Fahrenheit

    I think what people perceive is a common violet note between Grey Flannel & Fahrenheit. That said, Grey Flannel is practically all violet (on me) until the very end when it whispers out the...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

    Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir
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    Re: I Need Violet Leaf!

    Kiton Men
    Grey Flannel +1 (if you're really gonzo for the violet)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 18th, 2011

    Adidas Original
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    Re: SotD: Sunday, 17th April 2011

    Ungaro I
    Cool Water
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    Re: SoTD: Friday, April 15, 2011

    Equipage
  32. Thread: Jesus cologne

    by MisterK
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    Re: Jesus cologne

    Eau de Zum - its really a Frankincense & Myrrh oil
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    Re: The Weirder the Better

    Moustache (Rochas) - Fruity madness, but I love it.
    Horizon (Guy Laroche) - Something an alien would wear. Blue, etherial. Beyond its time.
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    Re: SoTD: Thursday, April 14, 2011

    Lanvin L'Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 13, 2011

    Devin
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    Re: Aramis Classic vs Tuscany

    Aramis. Tuscany smells amazing for the 5 seconds it lasts on my skin. Unfortunately I get no depth from it. I might as well wear Azzaro instead.

    Aramis has a great animalistic drydown, which...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

    Acqua di Selva
  38. Re: Mature man looking for a lighter / fresh scent

    If you can find it, an old bottle of Caswell Massey Greenbriar is like a light version of Polo Green. The current version is a lot like Cool Water.

    Acqua di Selva is a classic: citrus and pine....
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    Re: YSL Kouros or Body Kouros

    Body Kouros is very much along the lines of Le Male. I don't think you'll be disappointed, but at the same time it might be repetitive in your wardrobe.

    I can't recommend Kouros - it's just...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 8th, 2011

    Equipage
  41. Re: Which niche houses do you feel are worth the price (excluding Creed and Bond)

    In terms of value, I'd say Galimard.

    I think the problem comes in if you end up (like a good number of us) with a massive collection of frags which you can't use up in your lifetime. Even an...
  42. Thread: Aqua di gio

    by MisterK
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    Re: Aqua di gio

    I think this is a well put together frag. Its a well balanced herbal + aquatic.
    Its downside is that it is just too damn popular, and like others have said that they have associations with it......
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    Re: Chance of Job Promotion- Fragrance Opinions?

    I'd go with ONE spray of something you're comfortable with or with something citrusy/light.
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    Re: Need help choosing a vetiver.

    Achtung! Annick Goutal is almost a pure vetiver - wildly different from anything else I've tried. No citrus or anything from what I recall to ameliorate the brute force of the vetiver.

    I'd...
  45. Thread: classics poll

    by MisterK
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    Poll: Re: classics poll

    Fahrenheit. I like its development of Fahrenheit more than the other frags.

    I agree with Chris though that Equipage is more of a go-to frag, you can't go wrong with it.

    But Fahrenheit is...
  46. Thread: Roger & Gallet

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    Re: Roger & Gallet

    I haven't tried a heck of a lot, but their soaps are pretty good.
    Lavande Royale is like a precursor to Caron Pour un Homme - lavender with a bit of vanilla. I like it but it just dies on me.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 28, 2011

    Kouros
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    Re: Eau De Coq VS Eau Sauvage

    Eau du Coq is great while it lasts, but a very traditional cologne. Minimal duration. This is one which might be better to be sprayed on fabric. For the price, I think your money would be better...
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    Re: Your Three Perfect Ten Out Of Ten Fragrances

    YSL PH Haute Concentrate
    Gendarme V
    Habit Rouge EDC
  50. Re: How should I go about my foray into the Creed line?

    If you're in Philly I think (at least there used to be) a BlueMercury on Walnut Street. They typically have a large number of Creeds that you can try. Since Creeds tend to be quite pricey I'd...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, March 24th, 2011

    Chanel Pour Monsieur (vintage)
  52. Re: What is your highest number of bottles for a single fragrance?

    Two of old L'Occitane Vetyver
    Two of YSL PH Haute Concentrate
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    Re: Zino lovers and haters - Sharing

    In terms of smell I can't think of anything like Zino. I like it. So in terms of vibe, for me it's like a thick, dark, masculine glove, not loud or brash, so that's where I'm comparing.

    Similar...
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    Re: Cheap Summer frags?

    Lacoste Booster

    I agree w/Live Jazz + Unbound
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday, 23rd March, 2011

    Egoiste
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, February 21, 2011

    Oh darn it I can't remember...

    oh yes... Francesco Smalto PH
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    Re: Grey Flannel: should be banished

    It will wear differently of different people. I thought it was a linear violet frag at first, but a year later (when my nose developed sufficiently) it started showing me it's depths; the sandalwood...
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    Re: Church incense PLUS leather

    It's been a long time since I've worn it, maybe Bandit would fit the bill. Possibly Cuir Ottoman, but for me that's almost as close to a pure leather frag as i've ever experienced.
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    Re: Mens fragrances with rose?

    What he said. Also Acqua di Parma Colonia.
    It's not my cup of tea, but VC&A.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, February 20, 2011

    Ysl m7
  61. Thread: Pine-Citrus

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    Re: Pine-Citrus

    Acqua di Selva
    Bowling Green
    Blenheim Bouquet
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    Re: Best Bottle (non-Niche)

    and Jacomo de Jacomo

    Anyhow, my vote goes for M7. Modern and minimalist. I haven't seen anything like it.
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    Re: Favorite AdP scent with good longevity

    Colonia. That rose note whispers through the day for me, and has surprisingly good longitivity. Colonia Assoluta grates on me for some reason.
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 15 January 2011

    AM: Tabac Original
    PM : Silver Mountain Water
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    Re: Givenchy Xeryus.

    Hey Chris!

    Totally agree, a very quirky frag (for a non-niche type of frag) only Moustache is more unusual. Clear development. Wear it gently. Interesting top notes - I think of berries. It has a...
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    Re: Recommend a nice clean fresh soapy....

    Gendarme V
    Worth PH
    Paco Rabanne (I don't know about the reformulation)
    Equipage
  67. Thread: Juciest Scents

    by MisterK
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    Re: Juciest Scents

    Xeryus Rouge - I think it is supposed to have cactus notes, whatever those would smell like. Pretty sweet.

    Moustache - it has some really crazy fruity notes going on counterbalanced with the...
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    Re: recommendation for a leather scent?

    Cuir Ottoman
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    Re: The Boldest Scents: Your top five

    Miss Dior
    Z-14
    Yatagan
    Trussardi Uomo
    Goutal Vetiver
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    Re: Anyone else losing interest in cologne?

    BP-
    Can't really add much to what others have said, it is totally normal, and probably good that you're getting bored on balance. It is a nice little hobby, but unless this is your career, no real...
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    Re: Scent Synchronization Day Autumn/Spring 2009!

    Tabac Original
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    Re: Fragrances similar to Grey Flannel?

    Kiton Men?
  73. Re: [Newbie] My favourite EDT's, would appreciate recommendations.

    Grey Flannel : Lots of Violets but still masculine - recommend this because you like Touch. (I'm not too into the powdery drydown of Touch.) Definitely not for everyone, but since the price is low...
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    Re: S o t D, Friday, 28 August 2009

    Eau Sauvage
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia

    Du Coq, Extra Vielle and Imperiale are fairly similar traditional colognes. Nice bright neroli sparkle in the beginning but don't expect much beyond that.

    Acqua di Parma Colonia has a whammy of...
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday, 27 August, 2009

    Grey Flannel
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    Re: Know of any ALL WEATHER fragrance?

    Kiton
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Gendarme V
    YSL PH
  78. Re: What is your cheapest colognes that is currently in your daily rotation

    Eau Fresh - Bogart
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    Re: whats your favourite aftershave:)

    Musgo Real ... the stuff is practically an EDC.
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    Re: dry citrus for men?

    YSL PH (either version)
    Agua de Colonia Concentrada
    Armani EPH
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    Poll: Re: ... Best Rose for A Man ...

    Acqua di Parma
    Trussardi Uomo/Van Cleef & Arpels PH
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    Re: The best Aquatic scent you have tried!?

    Erolfa
    Acqua di Gio
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    Re: What would a young fogey use?

    My guess is that an Old Fogey wouldn't mind wearing a designer frag, as long as it's stood the test of time, because "they don't make them like they used to." You know "back in the day." :)

    To...
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    Re: Hermes Equipage Question

    Wildly different.

    I find VC&A to be the one which gives me the image of metal though (others have said it was Equipage I believe).

    VC&A is very much a earthy rose fragrance to me; it reminds...
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    Re: *S o t D*, Tuesday, 4th August 2009

    Eau Sauvage
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    Re: Fruity fragrances in search of

    Moustache - Fizzy crazy fruits with a bit of moss. Certainly one of the most quirky frags in my wardrobe, but probably the only fruity one I tend to wear.

    Agree with the Xeryus Rouge...
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    Re: *S o t D*, Monday, 3rd August 2009

    Eau Sauvage
    Habit Rouge EDC
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    Re: Eau de Guerlain or Eau de Hermes?

    Eau d'Hermes is definitely an acquired taste, but it is multifaceted. It is definitely not a traditional cologne, probably the only refreshing aspect comes in the fougere drydown (at least that's how...
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    Re: Are your scents varied or similar?

    All over the place. However, I've definitely moved away from powerhouses and more into the citrus/fougere side the past year.
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    Re: Caswell Massey Fragrances

    Which ones were you thinking of getting? That's probably a better place to start.
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    Re: Summer Niche Men Recommendation?

    Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo
    Green Valley
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    Re: Underrated designers frags for men

    Eau Fresh - Bogart

    When I got this yesterday I was like - oh my where have you been? Soapy, pine, citrus, some spice, really well balanced and put together. Paco Rabanne fans would most likely...
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    Re: - Friday 31st of July 2009

    Du Coq
  94. Thread: Dunhill

    by MisterK
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    Re: Dunhill

    '34 is really good IMHO - imagine a powerhouse like Z-14 but tamed down with some umphed up citrus. Well, at least that's how it behaves on me. :)

    I also like '03. Really it's like a nice round...
  95. Re: Avant-Garde Clean/Laundry/Peppermint/Mint/Fresh/Strong/and natural aquatic/ and l

    Pasha?
  96. Re: Cheap, easily available EdC or citrusy/refreshing scent

    Eau de Portugal (Pinaud) - its actually a "hair tonic" but don't let that fool you - same ingredients as a cologne with a little glycerin. Very orangey.

    I find 4711 to be more floral but for the...
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    Re: Pineapple Please

    Yes Yes Yes! One of my faves. Has a really nice lingering vetiver dry down as well.

    also Lapidus PH
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    Re: Du coq name origins?

    Oh please thank heavens no! :engel017:

    Thanks guys for your responses, I was thinking that might be the case of hearing the rooster crowing at dawn but wasn't sure. :cool:
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    Du coq name origins?

    Hi, since I have a bottle of Du Coq on the way, I'm curious about the origin of the name. Anyone know?
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    Re: Stronger Eau Sauvage Alternative?

    Ditto what Tonysoprano and hedonic said: YSL PH Haute Concentrate. But the original YSL PH will give you plenty of staying power as well. However, YSL PH HC or YSL PH is a bit dirtier and grounded...
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