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    Re: New mini cabinet

    How nice! What a great idea for your scent collection. :thumbup:
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    Re: Dior "Homme" - Marketing over Manliness

    I happen to like both DH and DHI. There are many men's scents in this gourmand category:

    One Million
    Spicebomb
    Givenchy Pi

    As for gender, it's all relative.
  3. Re: Think Lord Of The Rings :) Scents that remind you of middle earth

    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather for the elven men. Raspberry and leather.
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    Re: The most seductive, sexy men scent

    I agree that tastes differ, but I like VC&A Midnight In Paris and he likes it, too.

    In all things, sampling is a must.
  5. Re: Think Lord Of The Rings :) Scents that remind you of middle earth

    This is perfect! :)



    I like Encre Noir for the orcs! Very dark indeed!



    I think BPAL is wonderful for "theme" scents.
  6. Re: Think Lord Of The Rings :) Scents that remind you of middle earth

    These are funny!

    I am thinking of VC&A Gardenia Petale: gardenia blossoms and a mushroom note!

    Also, Cartier's Baiser du Dragon, no explanation needed. :)
  7. Re: Think Lord Of The Rings :) Scents that remind you of middle earth

    It's interesting to see what notes conjure what images.

    I also thought of the very green Ombre Dans l'Eau by Diptyque.
  8. Re: Think Lord Of The Rings :) Scents that remind you of middle earth

    For this character, Thranduil, the elvenking of Mirkwood from the films. My scents below came to mind. In the books, there is mention of "berries and leaves." After all, his son is named...
  9. Re: Rouge Bunny Rouge, 'Vespers' have you heard of it?

    I think this is sold by Beauty Habit online. They have three "dark scents" but have not tried them.

    Please write your impressions. :)
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    Re: I'm a Masculine Man Wearing Shalimar

    Shalimar is a wonderful scent for men or women, as are Jicky and Mitsouko.

    Vol de Nuit in parfum is also wonderful and unisex.
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    Re: Best Designer "Leather" Scent?

    Dior Leather Oud
    Prada No. 3 Cuir Amber

    Cuir de Lancôme is a wonderful floral leather and totally unisex. This was once sold for $35USD online and now it's up over $80USD. The original launch...
  12. Re: Your opinion on Dunhill Desire (red bottle) for Men

    A pleasant scent with a touch of sweetness. I could do without the "flask" look of the bottle, however.
  13. Re: Anyone else almost NEVER receive compliments?

    I rarely get compliments on my scents. I think people think it's rude and terrible personal to make such a remark.

    I imagine on those rare occasions, the scent must be fantastic:

    Estee Lauder...
  14. Re: Excellent smelling ladies perfume with longevity(shes 46 yrs old)

    Taste is everything. Some women like florals, some like orientals with lots of vanilla, etc.

    What are her tastes?
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud, which size?

    I went for the smaller bottle. These scents pack a punch, so I went with a bottle of Oud Ispahan and one of Leather Oud.
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    Re: Finally tried Fracas

    I heard they took the leather out of Cravache, which means "riding crop." That is like a scent called Saddle and taking our the leather note.
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    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    Why does the Middle East get the first crack at sampling all the right scents? :rolleyesold: :laugh: They got Wood Mystique and the new Guerlain orientals.

    Maybe they like rich spices compared...
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    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    Late to the party, but this anyone post this:

    http://www.shortlist.com/grooming/diors-latest-scent-given-unique-twist
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    BRM, what a sweet story.

    I have been looking at my bottle of 24, Faubourg EDP for some time and I think now is the time to wear it again.

    I bought my bottle from Imagination Perfumery so very...
  20. Thread: Anaïs Anaïs

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    Re: Anaïs Anaïs

    Love this one from the milk glass bottle to the whisper of leather.
  21. Re: BN California Mini-Meet, March 22, 2014 • The Scent Bar (Lucky Scent)

    Late to the party on this one, but what fun you all had!
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    Re: Men wearing Women's Fragrances?

    The Chamade is wonderful, but I also like the Coriolan.
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    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    Wow. That is a huge increase. :shocked:



    Like Rickbr, I love leathers, and a sampling is a must.
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    Re: girls, what do I need to know about tanning?

    ROTFL! That is hilarious. I am sure one must actively cultivate this taste.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    N is for Nocturnes by Caron
  26. Thread: Body fitness!

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    Re: Body fitness!

    Treadmill for cardio.
    Weights for muscle tone.
    Yoga for flexibility.
    Sound nutrition.
  27. Re: Someone hating your fragrance - has this ever happened to you?

    I don't know about hating, but some scents I have worn caused reactions in some people.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    K is for Kokorico
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    Re: Bought Guerlain Derby! Need advice....

    I wear scent whenever I feel like it. No different with Derby.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 22 March, 2014.

    For me, its EDT of Niki de Saint Phalle.
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    Re: Fragrances Bought too similar??

    Lalique Encre Noire = Chanel Sycomore (I prefer Sycomore)
    Mark Birley Charles Street = Tom Ford Tuscan Leather (I prefer the TFTL)
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    Re: Favorite notes?

    Leather
    Jasmine
    Patchouli
    Violet
  33. Re: Mens perfume with good sillage in hot weather

    +1 for L'Eau d'Issey. This is a very fresh scent.

    Another is Kenzo Power.
  34. Re: (UPDATED) Fragrance companies ditching samples to keep dept. store vendor reps?

    I get tons of samples when I purchase. The sole reason for samples is to generate more business. This is a no brainer. SAs who don't understand this are missing the point. I usually buy from the...
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    Re: Ladies Wearing Kouros??

    Go for it, danieq! Heck, I wear Parfum d'Habit, said by some to be a "hairy-chested alpha male scent."

    If you like it, wear it!
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    Re: Anything Similar to Sycomore?

    +1 for Encre Noire.
  37. Thread: Best vetiver

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    Re: Best vetiver

    Chanel Sycomore and its less refined cousin Lalique Encre Noire
    Cartier Roadster, vetiver and mint
    Guerlain Vetiver, with a little tobacco
  38. Thread: Berries!

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    Re: Berries!

    I adored the old Bath and Body Blackberry Vanilla, and find Dark Kiss a little too sweet for myself.

    Some nice berry scents marketed to women:

    Original La Petite Robe Noire by Guerlain (the...
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    Re: New Fragrance; Alien Eau Extraordinaire

    Teardrop, thank you for this. Is this a limited edition?
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    Re: Perfumery Inspiration Thread

    Great thread!

    Much like Histoires de Parfums, I would be inspired by figures of history from around the world.

    I really like the HdP take on persons from the past: Marquis de Sade (the 1740 is...
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    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    If you love leather florals, this seems to be a must-try!
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    A is for Aliage by Estee Lauder
  43. Re: ok guys, got a date tonight, what should I go with?

    It sounds like an enjoyable time. Most young women seem to prefer gourmands and vanilla.
  44. Re: What Do You Use To Pour Fragrance Into A Tiny Atomizer ?

    I use pipettes for splash bottles and funnels for atomisers.
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    Re: Fragrances inspired by geographic locations

    What a great set of responses!

    L'Artisan Passage d'Enfer. It never occurred to me that Hell was a geographical place. :)
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    Re: What are your favourite body lotion ?

    This is actually a moisturizer for use in hospitals.

    It is called Aloe Vesta Skin Conditioner. It is used in hospitals and has no scent to clash with your fragrance.

    Another favourite is...
  47. Re: Which Is The Best Out Of These Tobacco Colognes?

    Try A*Men Pure Havane.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    Q is for Quorum
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    Re: Chanel Allure and Allure Sensuelle

    Thank you all again for the kind comments.
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    Fragrances inspired by geographic locations

    Has anyone done this before?

    I would like to start a list of scents inspired by places and geographic locations.

    My list (some are common):

    From Les Voyages Olfactifs collection:
    Guerlain...
  51. Poll: Re: Fragrances competition NICHE-----> (Round 1, pt.8)

    Ambre Narguile, but followed up with Santal Massoia
  52. Poll: Re: You are ordering a Discovery Set of 3 from Le Labo: Which do you choose?

    Patchouli, Iris and Labdanum
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I happen to love Estee Lauder. I adore Azuree and Youth Dew.

    Today, I wore Azuree. This is so wonderful and distinctive that I recognized it on a women at a doctor's office. Of course, I...
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    Re: Guerlain Cuir de Russie

    I can only dream how wonderful this is!
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    Re: Looking for a fresh, crisp and clean scent!

    Try Tom Ford Neroli Portofino for a lot of citrus.

    Amazon usually has good service, but sometimes the image on the site and what you get is different, and they have a disclaimer on this.
    ...
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    Re: zodiac sign perfume

    LOL! Jon, that would be very animalic.
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    Re: Is my 24, Faubourg hermes genuine?

    The scent is a strong orange bloom with amber and vanilla.

    I would try to go by an Hermes boutique and see pictures from their e-tail site. It is hard to tell in pictures.

    I would agree with...
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    Re: Is my 24, Faubourg hermes genuine?

    In the picture, the bottle top seems to flare out. Real bottles are square in shape, even though one side of the bottle is curved in.

    There does not seem to be a huge market to counterfeit the...
  59. Best leather notes/accord in the By Kilian line

    What is the best scent with a leather note in the By Kilian line?

    I adore Back to Black and Sweet Redemption, but would like their take on leather.
  60. Re: What Is The Definition Of Masculine In Fragrance?

    My position remains the same. A scent is as "masculine" as the man who wears it. I have only one rule about fragrances: I have to enjoy it.
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    Poll: Re: Business meeting scent

    I agree 100%. Give me my bee bottle back!!
  62. Re: The beloved bee bottle: 160th anniversary

    hednic and chypre, glad to share! I decant all my splash bottles into atomisers. :wink:

    Also, it is my understanding that Guerlain made its debut in 1828 in the Hotel Le Meurice, which catered...
  63. Re: Help - new fragrance wanted with longevity & projection, my current one is Love Chloe.

    Welcome, Betty.

    Have you tried L'Artisan's Mure et Musc?
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    Re: New Fragrance - YSL Splendid Woods

    Great notes! Thank you for sharing, Jimmy.
  65. Re: Cuir Sensuel - Francis Kurkdjian - Incredible Drydown !

    Thank you, David, for the post and sharing this.
  66. The beloved bee bottle: 160th anniversary

    I love my bee bottles! (Mods, please merge is posted previously.)


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwqxKbkWDVU


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Xh9TtZ6vk0
  67. Tour inside the new Guerlain flagship store

    (Has anyone posted this? If so, please, mods, merge this.)

    This is a view into the new boutique.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJKAmLz3ywg#t=76
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    Re: What did you used to wear back in the day?

    Mother wore Patou 1000, Soir de Paris, Fidji and Chanel No. 5.

    Father wore Morny French Fern and Lentheric Onyx.

    When I was old enough, I wore whatever I could beg. I later wore L'Air du Temp.
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    Re: Cartier Les Heures de Parfum

    Thank you for the note, hednic. I hope they release another one with leather.
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    Re: New purchase came today

    Enjoy, lincoln!! I have the EDP and it is very green.
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    Re: Nice puff piece for Chanel No. 5

    Paul, thank you for this.

    I recall in the film "Coco and Igor" had those scents of Coco visiting Ernest Beaux in Grasse..

    All those flowers were so wonderful to see.
  72. Re: silly Guardian article "TV perfume: how to smell like Hannibal Lecter or Jeremy Clarkson"

    Fragrance as a TV tie-in. Marketing can do anything.
  73. Re: Why do people give compliments on the fragrance you are wearing?

    Great shoes! I like them. I like my exercisewear to be fun and energetic! :smiley:

    As they say in French, "It's not Mardi Gras today." LOL!

    Good point about the truth of compliments. I...
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    Poll: Re: Business meeting scent

    Thank you, hednic. Whatever transpires, at least I will smell nice! :smiley:
  75. Re: Good fragrances you won't typically find in department stores?

    Agree with hednic on this.

    These scents are more accessible than those he mentioned, but are not in most department stores:

    Parfums d'Empire Cuir Ottoman
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Guerlain...
  76. Re: Why do people give compliments on the fragrance you are wearing?

    I vote for A. I think they truly want to give a genuine compliment.
  77. Re: Do scents really not last long... or do wearers not just smell them?

    Maybe olfactory fatigue is to blame.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    K is for Kokorico by Gaultier.
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    Poll: Re: Business meeting scent

    Derby or Sycomore? :confused:

    The votes are now in favour of Sycomore.
  80. Re: I dislike Dior Homme (Blastmaphy!), would I like Dior Homme Intense?

    These are two different scents, IMO.

    The Dior Homme has a wonderful iris with leather.

    The Intense version is more gourmand and sweeter, and lacks the nice leather note.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    I is for Givenchy Insense.
  82. Re: Do you know of women who believe the right perfume will attract the right man?

    No one wants generalisations made about themselves. We all see ourselves as unique with uniquely attractive qualities.

    The women who find men "edible" or "so delicious" are probably also sensing...
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    Re: Fragrances that made you react physically

    Sometimes I get ill when smelling Midnight in Paris, but I have to be already ill.

    Smelling SL Sarrasins makes me smile and inhale.
  84. Re: Do you know of women who believe the right perfume will attract the right man?

    I think because this is a unisex forum but slanted toward men, the women on this forum get a little tired of this.

    So, yes, women can and will come down hard on a man if he thinks just wearing a...
  85. Re: Do you know of women who believe the right perfume will attract the right man?

    Superficial women are attracted to superficial men. Think of a beautiful young woman with a rich husband old enough to be her great grandfather. It works for them, and that's OK. It's a symbiosis....
  86. Re: Do you know of women who believe the right perfume will attract the right man?

    DH still hardly ever uses any scents at all save for aftershave balm or deodorant. :laugh:
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    Re: Chanel Allure and Allure Sensuelle

    Thank you all for your perspectives. I will have to try both as I am picky about how sweet I want a scent.
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    Re: Need some help and recommendations...

    Such a nice list, but I am not into Creeds.

    I would suggest Tom Ford Tuscan Leather and Parfum d'Empire Cuir Ottoman.

    Both have leather and great sillage and longevity. The Cuir Ottoman is a...
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    Poll: Re: Business meeting scent

    That may well be.

    I really think the glass bee bottle for any gender's scent is elegant. It looks great on a dresser or vanity. It recalls the old days when people took the time (or HAD the...
  90. Re: Looking for a plethora of rare, discontinued fragrances..PLEASE HELP

    You may wish to try online discount fragrance companies. In no way does my recommendation mean an endorsement.

    Some discounted scents, be warned, have very high prices. The rare items end up...
  91. Re: Do you know of women who believe the right perfume will attract the right man?

    I have even heard of young women snubbing a young man because he wore the wrong brand of clothing. Shallow thinking.



    I am married to someone who never wore any fragrance until after we were...
  92. Re: Amouage crisis! Library Opus V. is it feminine or masculine?

    Does it really matter? Wear it if you like it.
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    Re: Thoughts on Cartier Roadster?

    I spray Roadster on fabric and get longevity. After revisting it, I find I like Roadster. I need to spend more time sampling the Sport version.
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    Re: Black Tourmaline Extrait de Parfum

    Have not tried the extrait yet. This is interesting. Maybe Lucky Scent will get getting this?
  95. Re: Do you know of women who believe the right perfume will attract the right man?

    :shocked: That is a little bit extreme! Honestly, I think men should at least wear a light coat of talcum on their faces after a shave like they did back in the day. Takes down the shine. We are...
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    Poll: Re: Business meeting scent

    Now Derby and Sycomore are almost even in votes!
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    Z is for Zibeline by Weil.
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    Re: Chanel Allure and Allure Sensuelle

    Thank you, therese19. I will have to sample both.
  99. Re: Do you know of women who believe the right perfume will attract the right man?

    Nature always needs a little help. :wink:

    Human nature is hardly ever happy with reality.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    Wode by Boudicca
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