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    Re: Huge Decision

    Take Chanel "Allure Homme Sport" - women love it and everyone can wear it anytime. :thumbup:
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    Re: Dark Incense Close to Norma Kamali Incense?

    I agree but I know where they are coming from with this assumption. NK's Incense does not build up a large scent cloud but it lasts and it is "infectious" like penetrating oil. It tends to creep...
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    Re: Dark Incense Close to Norma Kamali Incense?

    :confused: Sorry but Shaal Nur has not the slightest similarity with Norma Kamali's Incense. :confused:

    Seems like not all of the people suggesting similar scents here have even smelled the Kamali...
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    Re: Looking for that mechanic's garage smell...

    Petroleum is a great suggestion! If you don't want to spend that much money for it just try The Scent of Departure "DXB Dubai". Same Parfumeur, scent very similar to HdP Petroleum but way cheaper....
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    Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    -Hermès Rocabar (vintage)
    -Gucci pour Homme I
    -Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
  6. Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver bottle has slight tint in it.

    I'd say it's a FAKE, hahahahaha!! :evil::evil::evil:





    Nope, no worries, my bottle looks like yours as well. :beer:
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    Re: I wonder how Creed would do a gourmand?

    I think Creed would do it this way: elegant and wearable! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Favourite Blu Mediterraneo?

    I love Ginepro di Sardegna! :thumbup:
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    Re: Bal d'Afrique vs Vetiver Fatal

    I also think VF is more bang for the buck. You could take Pal Zileri's "Viaggio d'Africa" into consideration as well. :thumbup:
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    Re: Help me out on leathers!

    Some more very nice leather scents:

    Charriol "Royal Leather"
    Etienne Aigner "Aigner Black for Men"
    Keiko Mecheri "Cuir Fauve"
    Memo "Irish Leather"
    Memo "Italian Leather"
    :thumbup:
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    Re: help me to find a german scent

    Nope, sorry.
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    Re: help me to find a german scent

    Biehl Parfumkunstwerke or Nasengold for example are lines of very nice fragrances well worth to be checked out!

    Btw. don't miss the chance to visit "Aus Liebe zum Duft" in Bruchsal, a town only...
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    Poll: Re: Best line of exclusives

    I also think you should add Armani (Privé) and maybe Thierry Mugler (Miroir Miroir)!
  14. Re: Which famous designer brand sucks in fragrances the most?

    Gucci - by far...
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    Re: Best Comme des Garcons

    Kyoto, Hinoki and Garage
  16. Re: Is there anything else like Norma Kamali Incense

    +1 - absolutely right!
    You could try Serge Lutens' "Fille En Aiguilles" - in my eyes a great scent that has similarity with NK Incense, maybe you like it despite not being an Incense clone. Another...
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    Re: absinthe recommendations

    Nasomatto "Absinth"
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    Re: Best incense other than CDG

    For a feel similar to Kyoto please check out

    "7 de Loewe"

    +1 for Armani Privé "Bois d'Encens"!
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    Re: Cologne that smells like apple pie?

    +1 for Ambre Narguilé.
    Sorry, don't see the mentioned applepie similarity in Boss Bottled.
  20. Re: What L'Artisan frags would you want sample if you had never sampled any of them?

    definitely

    Fou d'Absinthe
    Coeur de Vétiver Sacré
    Tea for Two
    Dzongkha
    Timbuktu
    Méchant Loup
    Aedes de Venustas
    Al Oudh
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    Re: Help me pick!

    You should also try Borsari 1870's "Acqua Classica", a wonderful relaxing citrus, floral, green scent - and it's unisex. Very affordable, especially in Italy!

    From the Habit Rouge line you should...
  22. Re: The most unique smelling frag in your collection?

    I think Hugh Parsons "Oxford Street" smells quite similar.
  23. Re: If you could pick one scent for from DIPTYQUE - Which one would it be?

    Probably Vetyverio.
  24. Re: The most unique smelling frag in your collection?

    Probably Histoires de Parfums "Édition Rare - Pétroleum" - this is gorgeous and unique stuff!
  25. Poll: Re: Blind buy - Creed Millesime Imperial vs Tom Ford Grey Vetiver

    As I don't like MI (I find it to be absolutely nothing special and way overpriced) I'd always go with the elegant (and safe) GV.
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    Re: Good perfumes with strong green notes?

    These are some really green fragrances I like:

    Le Prince Jardinier "Arboretum"
    Hermès "Eau de Gentiane Blanche"
    Nasomatto "Absinth"
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    Re: Marine/oceanic vs Aquatic??

    Great and apparently necessary thread! For me aquatics have always been and will always be attached to Calone or similar molecules. Just remember the 80s when all these shower gels came out with...
  28. Re: Hellooooooooooooo...............Noble Vetiver! Okay, so it's a T.F. Grey Vetiver clone?

    I own all three and don't see that much similarities as well.

    My ranking:

    1. Grey Vetiver
    2. Noble Vetiver
    3. Encre Noire
  29. Re: What is "the best" comme des garçons ever , mention just one (1 ),,,????

    so far "Kyoto"
  30. Re: L'Artisan's Fou D'Absinthe & Thierry Mugler's B*Men.......anyone else see the

    +1!
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    Re: Ramon Monegal, Barcelona: A New Line

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    Re: Ramon Monegal, Barcelona: A New Line

    Mate, just do a little research and read the story of Ramon Monegal, so you can easily picture for yourself how it could be possible to start with 14 fragrances and that there's no conspiracy behind...
  33. Re: Mirror, mirror on the wall... who is the civietiest of them all?

    Not to forget:

    Eau d'Hermès...
  34. Re: What do Declaration, TDH, VDH, Cologne Bigarade have in common?

    "The secret code for ISO-E Super"? Sorry, I don't believe in such generalizations.
  35. Re: What do Declaration, TDH, VDH, Cologne Bigarade have in common?

    They all share this prominent and much beloved hesperide-vetiver-cedarwood combination.
    In my opinion ISO-E Super (even if it's effect may be significant) is not that powerful that it can be...
  36. Re: What do Declaration, TDH, VDH, Cologne Bigarade have in common?

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    Re: What are the best Aquatic fragrances??

    Bvlgari Aqva - such a great scent, even if I'm not sure if it's an aquatic per se cause I'm pretty sure I can't smell any calone in this fragrance. Yes it smells like sea water but calone is the note...
  38. Re: Which Scent has a lot of Booze in it? Rum,Gin,Whiskey You name it Baby..

    Eau d'Italie "Bois d'Ombrie"! :beer:
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    Re: Would like a fragrance that smells of...

    Also don't forget to check out Histoires de Parfums' "Édition Rare Pétroleum" - such a great fragrance and authentic smell of fuel.

    And maybe Comme Des Garcons' "Series 6 Synthetic: Garage"
    ...
  40. Re: Labeling Decants. How and what do you guys use?

    I also use a Brother P-Touch label printer.
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    Re: Ramon Monegal, Barcelona: A New Line

    Some more - i think very interesting - information about Ramon Monegal:
    "Ramón Monegal is part of the history of Barcelona and one of Spain’s most important perfumers and is the fourth generation of...
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    Re: gingerbread cologne?

    Parfumerie Generale "Un Crime Exotique" - this one is liquid gingerbread. Check out if you dare to wear it. :smiley:
  43. Re: Serge Lutens Musc Koublai Khan - shi_ty disgust in a bottle :(

    So what's the moral of the whole story: if it smells fecal - it's a masterpiece! :evil:
  44. Re: Would you say that Guerlain Homme (2008) is the worst Guerlain fragrance?

    For me every Guerlain perfume with prominent animalic fecal notes is far worse than Homme.
  45. Re: Which Scent has a lot of Booze in it? Rum,Gin,Whiskey You name it Baby..

    Czech & Speake's "Cuba" - great Rum-note! :beer:
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    Re: Projection - overrated quality?

    Word! :beer:
  47. Re: What fragrance holds your favorite Tobacco note ?

    Czech & Speake "Cuba"
  48. Re: Hermes Vétiver Tonka... Anything That Smells This Sweet With Vétiver?

    For nice sweetish Vetiver scents I'd also recommend:

    Diptyque - Vetyverio
    L'Artisan Parfumeur - Coeur de Vetiver Sacré
    Serge Lutens - Vétiver Oriental
    Guerlain - Homme L'Eau Boisée
    Farmacia...
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    Re: Toothpasty colognes?

    Definitely "Geranium pour Monsieur" - and I love it! :thumbup:
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    Re: Oud Immortel by Byredo - School me gents

    The Name, the Oud, the Immortelle, the comparison with Black XS: skrew it all! This is just a great well made fragrance! Enjoy! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Looking for a complex, yet subtle colonge

    How about

    Cartier "Déclaration"
    Cartier "Roadster"/"Roadster Sport"
    Cartier "Eau de Cartier Concentrée"
    Chanel "Allure Homme Sport"
    Lolilta Lempicka "Au Masculin"
    Burberry "The Beat"...
  52. Re: Pino Silvestre-Jury is Still out on this Frag

    Great stuff! Didn't like it first but it grew on me - now I'm lovin' it! Best bargain. :thumbup:
  53. Re: any frag that evokes the color olive green for you?

    Strangely if I think of olive-green the name "Platinum Egoiste" appears in my mind... :smiley:
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    Re: Just hypothetically...

    I never liked Le Male and today my opinion would still be the same: boring, synthetic and way too sweet and loud. :thumbdown:
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    Re: What makes a fragrance boring?

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  56. Re: New Fragrance: Cartier Eau de Cartier Essence de Bois

    +1 ! :beer:
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    Re: Burberry the Beat

    In my opinion the The Beat's pepper is clearly more intensive than the present but comparatively tame pepper in Bang.
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    Re: Serge Lutens Chène vs Fille en Aiguilles.

    I wouldn't favour one over the other cause they are both absolutely great! My recommendation: take 'em both! :)
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    Re: Suggestions for first niche?

    I'd also recommend to buy the samples. If you really should insist on buying your first bottle of a niche fragrance please make sure to also check out L'Artisan Parfumeur's "Tea for Two".
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    Re: Black Pepper fragrances

    Comptoir Sud Pacifique "L'Eau du Gouverneur / L'Homme" - great pepper in it!
    Comme des Garcons "Wonderwood" - also pepper big time!
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    Re: Dealing with Discontinuation

    I don't hoard any bottles of discontinued fragrances cause most fragrances won't get better with time.
    In short I'd say: as you can do nothing about it, get over it and carry on.
    For me it's just...
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    Re: A love that BN just doesn't understand?

    "Fou d'Absinthe" is a gift of God, my Holy Grail - I just love it! :2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: Wich one from Lorenzo Villoresi ?

    In my opinion there isn't really any mainstream compatible fragrance by Lorenzo Villoresi.
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    Re: Black Pepper fragrances

    Yeah, you're right (although I smell lemon)! I love this stuff, it's great! :)
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    Re: Summer Frag For guy Who Hates Summer Frags?

    double posting
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    Re: Summer Frag For guy Who Hates Summer Frags?

    +1 for vetiver-themed frags!

    I'd also try for example:

    Guerlain "Homme L'Eau"
    Cartier "Roadster"
    H.d.P. - 1828 Jules Verne
    Byredo - Oud Immortel
    Hermès - Rocabar
    Lalique - Pour Homme Lion
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    Re: Black Pepper fragrances

    Burberry - The Beat for Men
  68. Re: Guerlain vetiver, givenchy vetyver, chanel sycamore, which to buy!

    +1

    For me the Guerlain Vetiver smells pretty dated.
  69. Re: The worst smelling fragrance you have ever tried

    XPEC Original
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    Re: What would be the best italian fragrance??

    I'd recommend to also take a look at the house of Bois 1920 - these are absolutely beautiful fragrances!
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    Re: Encre Noire vs. Sycomore

    I love them both and also think overall they are quite similar but I'd prefer Sycomore because of its (imho) more pleasing drydown.
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    Re: What's your favorite designer scent?

    Definitely Cartier "Declaration".
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    Re: Egoiste, terre d'hermes, Dior pour homme

    +1!
  74. Re: itasca by lubin, what does it remind you of?

    IMHO it's just you, sorry. :)
  75. Thread: Lubin Itasca

    by BassWurst
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    Re: Lubin Itasca

    Absolutely great and full bottle worthy!
    Nothing very similar comes to my mind now, sorry.
  76. Re: Histories des Parfums ... 1828 Jules Vernes or 1725 Casanova ?

    Of the two 1828 is much better, 1725 is too generic as mentioned.
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    Re: Best scent from L'Artisan Parfumeur?

    'Fou d'Absinthe' and 'Tea for Two'!
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    Re: Prada Infusion d'Homme

    +1,000! Great post, mate!
  79. Re: From this list : Which L'Artisan should I buy as my 1st bottle ?

    wtf - no Fou d'Absinthe ??!! :shocked:
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    Re: what happened with gucci envy

    Yes, also for me Gucci indeed took a flying leap deep into olfactory irrelevance. R.I.P.
  81. Re: Guerlain L'Instant Extreme deserves the hype!!

    +1 !
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    Re: (30 +) what are your TOP 5 this year ?

    L'Artisan Parfumeur - Fou d'Absinthe
    Serge Lutens - Chêne
    Histoires de Parfums - 1828 Jules Verne
    Montale - Red Vétiver
    Atelier Cologne - Orange Sanguine
  83. Re: Cheap perfumes that smell pricey almost niche quality?

    Cartier "Declaration" and "Roadster" of course!
  84. Thread: 1 and ONLY 1

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    Re: 1 and ONLY 1

    For me it would probably be L'Artisan Parfumeur's "Fou d'Absinthe" - it's just divine.
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    Re: New Dior Homme Intense that bad?!?

    Don't worry, it's still great and worth buying.
  86. Re: L'instant de Guerlain Extreme - Limited Edition?

    You Americans got your Mugler A*Men flankers like Pure Malt and Pure Coffee, in retribution we Europeans have our Guerlain L'Instant p.H. Extrême. :evil:
  87. Re: would i like prada infusion d'homme if i loved dior homme cologne?

    Btw. I can't find any unnatural or overly synthetic smell in IdH - it's a great, unique, high quality fragrance; I consider it superior to Dior Homme.
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain Homme, Intense or L'Eau

    I think he just confused Guerlain Homme Intense with Dior Homme Intense.
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    Poll: Re: Prada Infusion d'Homme or Dior Homme?

    For me Prada's "Infusion d'Homme" is the better fragrance by all means.
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain Homme, Intense or L'Eau

    I really like Homme Intense but for me Homme L'Eau is the superior stuff - great frag with decent longevity and sillage! In my opinion by no means strictly a summer scent - can be worn all the year...
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain Homme L' Eau vs YSL Live Jazz

    +1! Live Jazz is nice but L'Eau is such a great fragrance; I'd always vote in favor of it.
  92. Re: Could Kiton Black be the perfect wedding day frag?

    Good choice - Kiton Black is a great, elegant scent. Just wear it! :thumbup:
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    Re: TF - Tobacco Vanille as everyday scent

    I'd also say: if you can afford to wear it every day, do so! :D
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    Re: smells like gucci envy?

    For an Envy alternative I'd try Pal Zileri "Sartoriale".
  95. Re: 1st Post: Looking for unique and obnoxiously strong scents for men.

    I also think it would be time for a Montale Aoud scent - for example Aoud Safran or Black Aoud which IMHO are ridiculously potent. :)
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    Re: Your favorite Pierre Bourdon creation

    Arboretum
    Live Jazz
    GIT
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Platinum Egoiste

    At least try 'em both - they're both good frags. Though for me Egoiste - like almost all classic male scents - smells a bit dated. Trust your nose not other people's opinions.
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    Re: Reasonably Priced Aquatic - Suggestions?

    J.d.Pozo "Quasar" - a very tasty and distinct aquatic - very reasonably priced!
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    Re: what is like m7

    For something similar try Hugh Parsons "Oxford Street"!
    (Please don't mind PM's ridiculous review of the frag here on BN. I really don't know what this guy was really smelling - maybe his worn...
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    Re: Good fragrance with orange notes?

    Best orange scent I tried so far is Atelier Cologne's "Orange Sanguine". It's niche, yes, but it's very reasonably priced and you don't have to spend more money on it than on the Hermès scents. If...
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