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    Re: B*MAN or Rochas MAN ???

    I think they are distinct enough to warrant having them both. Especially given the fact that they are reasonably cheap.
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    Re: Miel de Bois Lovers

    The trick is to be light on the trigger and wearing it on your chest under some light clothing.
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    Re: How to travel with capless bottles?

    You can simple take the cap off.
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    Re: leather + honey

    I don't get any honey in Antaeus. Or maybe it is just me...
    May I suggest Miel de Bois layered with Cuiron?
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    Re: Royal Aoud =

    I really see no connection.
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    Re: Lack of incense...

    Cardinal and Avignon are quite similar. So if you try one, there is no need to try the other.
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    Re: Lack of incense...

    I would like to suggest Serge Noire as one of the best and wearable incense fragrances.
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    Re: Petrol/gasoline/ rubber/smoke notes

    Patchouli 24 by Le Labo.
  9. Re: When the shower gel is bettah than the juice itself...

    I have had the same feelings for M7.
    Shower Gel smelled much better than the original EdT.
  10. Re: Patchouli Leaves - l'Air du Désert marocain *** HEEELP!

    Probably there is more mix-up involved.

    Patchouli Leaves can't be shorter lasting then anything.
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    Poll: Re: Comme des Garçons - Series 3: Incense

    Kyoto for me.
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    Re: Ambergris frags

    Azzaro pH
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    Re: Cool Water - Why So Many Good Reviews?

    I guess I am the only one who likes it. I believe that more people here in this forum would admit that they like it if it was released by a niche company (say Artisan) as a result would have been...
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    Re: Extreme wood

    Greyland by Montale is one of the woodiest fragrances I have ever tried.
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    Re: Blind buy- Patchouli

    I would have to say Patchouli Leaves as well. It is one of the few patchouli dominant fragrances that doesn't go rancid on me. It is quite expensive though.
  16. Re: Scents with vanilla that can be worn summer nights

    Any scent will be fine as long as you apply discretely. I would say one spray on the chest will do.
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    Re: The Best Rose Scents?

    LV Musk is more of a rose fragrance than a musk one. I think it is one of the best roses out there.
  18. Thread: Heliotrope

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    Re: Heliotrope

    The best heliotrope heavy fragrance I have tried is Loukhoum by KM.
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    Re: What Perfume makes Men take notice?

    Miel de Bois turns me on. But let me warn you, it is a very risky buy.
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    Re: No love for KL Homme?

    Not at all!
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    Poll: Re: Once more poll: MUSK

    LV Musk lasts long and is minimally animalistic.
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    Re: No love for KL Homme?

    I like the scent but it vanishes after an hour or two. This is unusual for most of the fragrances that basenoters consider weak last whole day on me. (like Passage d'Enfer, Mechant Loup, etc).
  23. Re: Jules: Epitome of manlyness in frag design? Analogous scents in niche brands?

    I quite frankly don't get any leather in Jules. The most prominent note in the drydown is cedar. I think the closest fragrance to Jules' drydown is eau de Cedre by Heely. However the top notes don't...
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    Re: Tell me about Orientals

    I would classify something as oriental if it is sweet. (Of course, this will mean that I classify gourmands as a subcategory of orientals).
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    Re: Cool Water - 'strong' - or not!?

    CW lasts pretty much the whole day on me with great sillage.
  26. Thread: Mint Candy

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    Re: Mint Candy

    Are these sweet?
  27. Thread: Mint Candy

    by phantagarow
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    Mint Candy

    Is there a fragrance that smells like Mint flavored Candy?
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    Re: Sweet/Sugary/Gourmand Scents

    You might want to try Rochas Man. It is quite sweet with coffee notes; and it has the merit of being cheap.
    So if you don't like it,at least you won't regret buying it.
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    Re: SotD, Monday, 2 February

    Ambre Extreme by L'Artisan Parfumeur
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    Re: Carven Homme

    Although they are not identical, I would have to say that they are very similar.
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    Re: Best sillage frag of Caron ?

    Among the ones I tried, the Third Man has great longevity and tremendous sillage.
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    Re: SotD, Sunday, 1 Feb

    Kouros for me.
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    Re: fragance for a goth child

    Normal Kamali Incense will perfectly fit the bill.
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    Re: 3rd man / Acier Al.

    Although there are some notes in common, I think they are leagues apart from each other.
    The 3rd man is much darker and harsher whereas AA is fruitier and smoother.
  35. Re: Which Cologne(s) Has your Favorite NAME(S)?

    I don't know what the fragrance was named after, however there is still the uncanny similarity between these two fragrances whose names are regions which are in the same part of the world.
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    Re: What would you name your Scent(s)?

    Fleurs du Mal
  37. Re: Which Cologne(s) Has your Favorite NAME(S)?

    I am still waiting on a fragrance by the name "Fleurs du Mal". Hopefully one day one of the houses will use the name for something I would like.
  38. Re: Which Cologne(s) Has your Favorite NAME(S)?

    Coromandel is an island, which is a part of New Zealand.

    I always wondered about the similarity of the names between Coromandel and Borneo 1834 and the fact that they smell similar. (composed by...
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    Re: Which Musk to Get?

    My all time favorite is Musc Ravageur followed by LV Musk.
  40. Re: Are there any cheaper places to buy Tom Ford's Private Blend's?

    You'd be very surprised!!!
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    Re: What is your favorite Spicy note?

    How did you smell it then? As spice as such?
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    Re: What is your favorite Spicy note?

    Hmm. Will you name some fragrances that has a strong "mace" note?
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    Re: Accidental Layering

    Although it is not accidental, Etro's fragrances are meant to be layered. One could check their website to see their recommendations.

    I was told that layering Ambre Sultan with Norma Kamali...
  44. Re: Please suggest 1 or 2 Creeds for a sample buy

    I would say BdP. Even though I dislike it a great deal, it is one of the fragrances that many others are compared to in this forum. Hence it might prove to be a useful reference point in case you...
  45. Re: ok, so what is the most offensive niche scent

    Gee. I love most of the SL, FM. (Especially Musc Ravageur.) I am also a great fan of Mazzolari Lui although I have to agree with the posters that it is really easy to overapply this one.
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    Re: What is your favorite Spicy note?

    I would have to say cinnamon. Both Musc Ravageur and JHLl by Aramis make excellent and sensual use of it.
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    Re: Which Montale do you dislike MOST?

    Oud Cuir d'Arabie among the ones I tried.
    Simply putrid
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    Re: Ordering from Montale directly

    What are the prices like?
  49. Re: ok, so what is the most offensive niche scent

    Nuit Noire by Mona di Orio & Oud Cuir d'Arabie by Montale
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    Re: SotD - Monday - 19 Jan 09

    Fumerie Turque
  51. Re: My latest blind buy - Amouage Silver Cristal for men

    Nevermind the hot weather. Just apply discretely on your chest.
  52. Re: My latest blind buy - Amouage Silver Cristal for men

    Amouage Silver Cristal is a stronger version of Silver Cologne as the reviews say. As a result it has its own unique type of frankincense quite prominently. Moreover, it has a subtle rose note.
    It...
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    Re: Any love for A*Men ?

    I love it. As a matter of fact, I have a 3.4oz bottle and it is now only 20% full.
    In other words I used 80ml of it. None of my other fragrances has been used more than 10% and anyone who checks my...
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    Re: What's similar to La malle?

    Chanel Egoiste (not the platinum one). It is similar in genre and yet distinctive enough.
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    Re: boucheron jaipur or bulgari black?

    Jaipur will exceed BB in longevity and sillage. On the other hand BB has good longevity and sillage.
  56. Re: Burberry Brit vs. Zino Davidoff by Davidoff?

    I would agree with the members above that they are miles apart. Personally I find Zino unwearable, and Brit synthetic smelling.
  57. Re: Zagorsk, how is it in terms of sillage and longevity?

    It has good longevity on me with moderate sillage. However, I must add that many fragrances last a great deal on me!

    It will really bloom during summer time to a good effect unless you overapply...
  58. Re: which ingredients give you the best sillage?

    Not necessarily. Monsieur Carven has a good dose of jasmine in it, and as I see it that's why it has huge sillage.

    On the other hand, you are right about the fact that if a fragrance has jasmine...
  59. Re: which ingredients give you the best sillage?

    I think jasmine gives the best sillage.
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    Re: Problem with Fou d'Absinthe and Hinoki

    You'll love it
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    Re: Problem with Fou d'Absinthe and Hinoki

    My Second Take:

    Chene by SL.

    Woody and sweet. It also has the merit of great longevity and sillage.
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    Re: Problem with Fou d'Absinthe and Hinoki

    Bad News: There is no right one

    Good News: I suggest that you try Egoiste by Chanel (not the Platinum Egoiste). I am convinced that you will like it and yet receive compliments.
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    Re: ............ smells like a log of, WOOD

    Although the title of the thread is fragrances that smell like a log of wood, I would like to add that Heritage smells like sawdust to me.
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    Re: Is New York a safe blind buy?

    I think you are pushing it ;)
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    Re: ............ smells like a log of, WOOD

    I gues nothing beats Greyland in being "woody".
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    Re: Is New York a safe blind buy?

    Depends on the fragrance. For New York I wouldn't.
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    Re: Is New York a safe blind buy?

    If you ask moreda, maybe he will be kind enough to send a sample to you. You may even be able to drive there. (I hope my geography won't embarrass me!)He has been very kind and generous with me.
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    Re: Haunting and mysterious fragrances.

    Salvador PH is definitely haunting!!!
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 9 Jan 09

    CDG Sequoia
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    Re: Favourite non niche scent

    Chanel Egoiste is the best designer fragrance I have tried so far. It has great opening with a distinguished Anise Note and a terrific drydown of Sandalwood and Vanilla. I think in terms of...
  71. Re: Just bought my first couple of "real" fragrances...

    Never mind the age categories that members here often talk about. Wear what you like.
  72. Re: Honored fragrances you're just not impressed with...

    Here you will find lots of members swearing by Guerlain Derby. With all due respect to their opinions, I find it run of the mill.
    More often than not, if a fragrance is discontinued; probably there...
  73. Re: Frags that literally smell like vile/wretched things.

    Ironically you mentioned one of my all time favorites and two I like a lot.
  74. Re: Frags that literally smell like vile/wretched things.

    Yes. Chaps
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th January 2009

    Le Labo Patchouli 24
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    Re: SotD .. Thursday 1st of January - 2009

    I entered the new year wearing Eau Noire.
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    Re: Is Gucci Envy an Incense Frag?

    Indeed. It has this smoky opening with a distinctive incense note.
    One of my all time favorites however it does not last on me.
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    Re: Fake Body Kouros? Picture attached.

    It looks legit to me. At least my bottle looks the same.
  79. Re: Which of these 4 are best for hot weather?

    I would have to say Egoiste provided taht you apply lightly. The anise in Egoiste will really bloom in hot weather.
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste Homme- Longevity

    It lasts over a day on me. I am surprised to hear that you don't get more than a few hours.
  81. Re: Hey Guys..recs for "incense" fragrances????

    Norma Kamali Incense.
    The ultimate incense fragrance IMO.
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    Re: Got to sample infamous Kouros today

    Kouros is a wonderful fragrance if you know the trick to apply it.

    One has to go heavy on the trigger. I think it really blooms after the 10th spritz or so and envelops me in its heavenly aura.
  83. Re: Godsillage - Godzilla's Cousins - Monsters Of Sillage

    I would nominate the following three:

    Black Aoud, Kouros, and Chene by SL
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    Re: Long lasting, winter scent

    May I suggest Santos de Cartier for winter. Since some of the notes could be quite overwhelming, I suggest a try before you buy.
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    Re: the sultan = expensive M7

    I don't think that these two are alike at all. Try Ambre Russe if you would like to experience a different take on amber.
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 6 Dec. 08

    C&Z No88
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    Re: Tea fragrances

    I guess you are looking for Ecume de The by CSP. It is sweet with lots of sillage and it certainly has the merit of reasonably priced.
    I would have to say that the scent resembles Ice Tea better...
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    Re: Salvador Dali PH, similarity with Zino

    I had both at a certain point in time and I got rid of both. Zino has some sweetnes and powder to it, whic is nonexisten in SD pH. I would say that go with Zino for I find SD pH unwearable.
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    Re: SotD SUNDAY 30th November 2008

    Penhaligon's Endymion
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    Re: SotD - Friday 28th November 2008

    LV Incensi
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    Re: SotD - Thursday 27th November 2008

    Montale Patchouli Leaves
  92. Re: These are the fragrances every newcomer must try

    LV Sandalo
  93. Re: Noir Epices (Frédéric Malle) - haven't heard of you recently!

    If you like orange and roses, NE might as well be your Holy Grail. Excellent projection and longevity. It is one of those fragrances that I need to be fairly light on the trigger.
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    Re: The best men's rose scent?

    FM Lipstick Rose. This the second day in a row and I am loving it.
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    Re: Trussardi Uomo Fresh?

    Actually they are quite similar. Fresh has citric top notes so the naming is really very well chosen here.
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    Re: rose poivree - alternatives?

    I think you can get Rose Poivree at a reasonable price from ebay.
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    Re: Sables (Annick Goutal) in [the] "Heat"?

    Definitely great in the heat if you don't go heavy in the trigger. As a rule of thumb, the progression of a scent is much better and more pronounced in the heat. The only downside is that, it will be...
  98. Thread: Eau Noire

    by phantagarow
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    Re: Eau Noire

    Eau Noire is my favorite Dior as well. It is an extremely nice complement to Annick Goutal Sables which is very thick, syrupy, and sweet. Although they share the dominant immortelle note, Eau Noire...
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    Re: Which scents make you cranky?

    Kouros made me cranky one day. I overapplied and got stewed on a hot day that I had to work hard. It had this this choking affect on me that made me cranky.
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    Re: musc de Ravageur

    Are you sure that your bottle hasn't gone bad? Medicinal, green, light, and unappealing has nothing to do with Musc Ravageur in my experience.
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