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  1. Re: NEW: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Ambra (Ingredient collection)

    I too find this one very similar to Oud. My question - where is the amber or ambergris? I've smelled both raw materials but I detect neither. I smell more Oud (synthetic) than anything.
  2. [US + CANADA] Re: Azzaro, Vintage Montale, Bahama, Miller Harris, Cartier, Mugler, Canali, Sander, more

    Added bottles.
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    Re: Best place to buy Bleu de Chanel.

    Speaking of Bleu, I was hanging out with a buddy at a nightclub on Sat and I asked him what he was wearing as it smelled really good. Bleu de Chanel was his answer.
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    Re: Best place to buy Bleu de Chanel.

    I learned my lesson buying Chanel on Ebay by getting a fake Allure Homme but I did get my money back and kept the fake juice too after I balked. Also, I've scored vintage Antaeus on Ebay too but...
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    Re: Antaeus Vintage Vs Current Formulation

    Have a couple iterations of the vintage formula and the drydown is much richer in the both vintages than the current. Still, Antaeus is still one of the best and unique frags out there.
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    Re: CdG Wonderoud - discontinued???

    I've never heard of CdG discontinuing anything. Maybe the SA was trying to make a sale;) And it's available right here too for UK shipment! ...
  7. Re: Xerjoff and wetshaver favorites in Chicago

    Yeah, their selection is really good and has remained so for years. I think they get a lot of barber business from tourists that keeps them afloat as the SAs seem to think I'm the only guy who ever...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Saw Dirty English at Marshalls for $20/3.4oz but I heard it was weaker now. Burlington has Dunhill for Men (1934) giftset for $40 but didn't get it. Saw Kouros gift set too for same price.
  9. Re: New Mancera - Second New One in Blue Collection!! SO BLUE

    Looks like sneaker juice!
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    Re: Montale "Middle East" new releases and thoughts

    Surprised you don't have the dark blue one. Going for peanuts $60 I think on Ebay from the seller in UAE. Wish I had waited as I paid around $100 for it a few months ago. I did pick up Dark Aoud...
  11. Re: Oud Journal (an ongoing adventure in Western ouds)

    Actually, I bought recently Habit Rouge EdP Collector's Edition from Amazon and it smelled exactly the same (oud strong on the base) as the one with the bottle wrapped in leather.

    Wonderoud...
  12. Re: Balenciaga pour Homme retail & tester bottles cheap...

    This fragrance really is impressing me. Smells like a really animalic oriential power frag. So multi-faceted and unique! I have the tester so it lists all the notes and I'm inclined to believe...
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    Re: Jules - old and new

    Why does Dior limit it's availability if it's still in production?
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud - lovin beats hatin

    Not a fan either. Too much barnyard and not enough forest.
  15. Re: Balenciaga pour Homme retail & tester bottles cheap...

    Thanks. Picked up a bottle.
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    Re: What happened to Ted Baker fragrances?

    I see them at Ted Baker stores in the US. They're actually the cheapest things in the store!
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    Re: 'Goth' fragrance

    In his Autobiography, David J from Bauhaus confirmed he wore this in his anecdote about his escapade with some courtesans.
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    Re: 'Goth' fragrance

    Here's what I wear to the death clubs:

    Dali PH
    Davidoff Zino
    Montale Black Musk
    Puig Quorum
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    +12 hours....lasts about 4 hours longer than vintage DH Edt!
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Orange, Rose & Oud? That can't be right.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    I got my bottle recently and I detect little iris and a lot of leather/sandalwood. Not quite as good as vintage DH but a nice iteration that's more satisfying than DHI, vintage or otherwise.
  22. Re: I have discovered the "come hither" holy grail ... Lancome Hypnôse Homme!

    I had the same impression. I remember it came out at the same time as Dior Homme and I bought both. Ended up selling Hypnose. Fyi - Clive Owen was the face for it when it launched.
  23. Re: What's wrong with the latest Z-14 formulation ?

    Cinnamon kills it for me. Fortunately, I've enough vintage juice to last me a lifetime so I'm not concerned with the reformulation.
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    Re: Grey Flannel - Why the dislike?

    I actually wore GF yesterday and it's been over 6 months since I've worn it do to neglect. Forgot how powerful it is and wore 6 sprays! Wow, it was powerful to say the least. From the violent...
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    Re: Knize Ten Golden Edition

    I bought it 3 or 4 years ago and it came in a white box. I wonder where in Germany they manufacture this stuff. My mind wonders...
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    Re: Is Knize Ten still great?

    I feel the opposite and prefer the golden edition to the regular edition.

    In reference to the OP's question, I believe the Oak Moss has been replaced with Tree Moss but I can't tell much...
  27. Poll: Re: Battle of the inexpensive Pure Havane alternatives

    Bogart PH is what you're looking for.
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    Re: Mont Blanc Inviduel vs Joop Homme?

    If you can find vintage Joop, then I'd get that. Individuel is a bit too syrupy for my tastes.
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    Re: Vintage Hermes Equipage?

    I prefer the current version too. More rounded, better silliage and lasts longer. I believe Elena had reformulated this one for Hermes when he was brought aboard and what a magnificent job he did!
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    Re: Best Tobacco-Honeyish fragrance

    Paco Rabanne PH, which I believe was the first men's frag to use the honey-tobacco accord.
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    Re: Vintage Pine Monsters

    Van Cleef & Arpels PH
  32. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    I tried this on at Macy's and it surprisingly did resemble vintage PH for a while. Will pick this up when it hits the discounters.
  33. Re: Dior Homme , Homme Intense, Homme Parfum: 20-bottles review (pictures)

    Very confusing indeed. I'll be honest to say that I've not done a side-by-side comparison between the vintage silver stem & the black stem, but when I spritz some black stem at Sephora, I detect not...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Don't know why so many people are surprised by L'Homme. If you smelled their last masculine Homme in all it's various incarnations, you knew there was a shift towards mainstream/generic (read:...
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    Re: Armani eau pour homme

    I own both the vintage and last version with Oak Moss in it and can't tell much difference. Nice frag to wear in warmer temps. I'd add also Trussardi Uomo & Fendi Uomo.
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    Re: Habit Rouge Eau de Parfum

    I recently bought the Collector's Edition of the EdP on Amazon for around $60 as a backup to my leather-encased EdP (which I paid around the same price too) and was pleasantly surprised to learn it's...
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    Re: Most Complex Cheap Fragrances?

    Pierre Cardin - Pour Monsieur
    Stetson
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    Re: Best Perfumes of 2014 - Fragrantica

    Most seem to reference the mighty and original Dior Homme (vintage).
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    Here goes:

    Acqua di Parma-Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta (2003)


    Chanel-Allure Homme (1999)


    Chanel-Antaeus (1981)Vintage
  40. Re: Tiffany for Men (Vintage) - Questions and feedback

    I have a few iterations of the vintage juice and it reminds me of Chanel Pour Monsieur but with vanilla on the base. Very noble and distinguished frag. Haven't tried the current juice yet.
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    Re: Reformulations for the better?

    I actually prefer the current Equipage. Same thing with Bel Ami. I heard Ellena rejuiced both.
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    Re: What happened to forum members of the past?

    Not the same without Scentemental and some of the older posters. I was lucky that I joined when they were really active and got so much insight and knowledge into this world of wonderment. I even...
  43. Re: Which of these colognes are suitable for my dog

    Why don't you ask him?
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    Re: Cartier. Let's join the Oud club!

    Hard to believe that Cartier got their hands on real Oud oil but I haven't smelled any of these yet. The price point puts them in Clive Christian land and could they ever live up to almost $400 for...
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    Re: NEW PARFUMS DE NICOLAI - New York Intense

    For those who have the box of the new EdP, does it list Oak Moss?
  46. Wow, I wonder how different Cuiron will smell.

    Wow, I wonder how different Cuiron will smell.
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    Re: Polo Green Sport Splash?

    I have a healthy decant of this that I bought from a Bnotes member. To my knowledge, it came bottled only in a jumbo splash bottle exactly like the one pictured and I would speculate came out in the...
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    Re: Loewe - Solo Series

    I have the regular version and it's very nice. Great for autumn days/nights. Haven't tried the others as I believe they're not distributed in the US.
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    Re: Montale - Intense Pepper

    Which Montale faction is putting these two out? The Paris one?
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    Re: What's the appeal in Montale?

    The oud used in 99.99% of fragrances including niche is synthetic. Montale have some truly unique and compelling frags and you can find most for under $100. Black Musk is outstanding. Plus they...
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    Re: NEW PARFUMS DE NICOLAI - New York Intense

    Interesting. I wonder if they're doing the same thing here that they did with Patchouli Homme and re-branded the juice to Intense and really didn't change the formula if at all.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTbG1hG2AFA&feature=player_detailpage

    The tantalizing commercial with the mIghty Led Zeppelin.
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    Re: Bvlgari Man in Black - New Release 2014

    So true. My wallet thanks me as my purchases over the last few years have really slowed down.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I bought it in a gift set with shower gel for $33 at Nordstorm Rack.
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle Homme: your thoughts?

    That for me was its ruin.
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    Re: vintage Antaeus

    Actually, I have a few iterations of the vintage along with the current juice and I like all 3 but obviously the vintages stand up better. The current one is heavy on patchouli but it's still really...
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    Re: Interested in more oak moss colognes

    Giorgio for Men
    Halston z-14 vintage
    Halston 1-12 vintage
    CK Obsession for Men vintage
    PdN - NY
  58. Re: How many of you are actually enjoying Acqua di Parma Colonia Leather?

    I like it and ordered a tester from Fragrance.net for a nice price $140 but they were out of stock. I already have Tuscan Leather so no great loss.
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    Re: Richard James: No longer making fragrance?

    Interestingly enough, my green juice turned color to golden juice over the years.
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    Re: EU regulation and lavender

    Luca Turin has mentioned this in his Perfume - The Guide book in his argument that synthetic oils can be "safer" than natural ones and he used Lavender as an example.
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    Re: How much do you think Creed actually makes?

    This question arises every so often and from what I've read and heard over the years, it's anywhere between 500% to 1000%. Not to single out Creed but most if not all of their offerings leave me...
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    Re: Looking for Richard James

    Glad I stocked up when RJ was going for $20/100ml at TJMaxx. I'll have to look at my box to see if Oak Moss is listed. To my nose, RJ always reminded me of Gucci Envy for Men. I rotate them...
  63. Re: 3 New By Kilian Men's Specifc Fragrances- October 2014!

    Looks like Killian got a hold of some Tobacco & Cannabis oil.
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    Re: Cerruti 1881 similar scent

    Boucheron Pour Homme, both EdT & EdP, smell similar.
  65. Thread: Aramis Devin

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    Re: Aramis Devin

    Smells like a greener version of Halston Z-14. Sillage & longevity are average. Says it's a Country EdC, whatever that is. I quite like it and just bought a back-up bottle.
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    Re: Valentino Uomo. A new look on Dior Homme

    Wearing this for the 1st time and it is very similar to DH. Less iris & powder but other than that it's identical. That bottle is killer to boot.

    If it becomes cheaper, I'll buy it but at retail,...
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    Re: A look again at Escada Pour Homme (1993)

    I don't see any similarities between Escada PH & Chanel PM Conc. Escada PH always reminds me of the male version of Chanel No 5. From the colour of the liquid to the boozy topnotes to the rich mossy...
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    Re: New: John Varvatos Oud

    Another Oud frag? Where will it end?
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    Re: Davidoff Zino -- Love, and History

    If you see it distributed from Lancaster, then it's vintage. Same holds to true for Cool Water.

    To my nose, the rejuiced juice has more lavender, less rose and less patchouli. It's weaker...
  70. Re: So I just got back from the perfume store...(Dior Homme)

    If you love the current version, you'll go crazy for the silver stem vintage one.
  71. Re: Indian Sandalwood Cologne by Crabtree & Evelyn

    I do that with Etro's Sandalo.
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    Re: New: Joop! Homme Extreme

    Actually, Joop Homme was rejuiced a few years ago and isn't as strong as it used to be. Maybe this extreme version is going back to the original formula.
  73. Re: So Le Labo swears that their fragrances only last 2 years (if stored correctly) before turning b

    The SA's and LL's propaganda are really irritating but then again, I never found of frag of theirs I'd liked enough to warrant a purchase. Don't get me started on samples with them.
  74. Re: Best Vintage, Discontinued fragrance that still can be worn today (modern) -

    I was fortunate to get interested in frags when Cuiron could be had for around $50/50ml and saw the writing on the wall and stocked up on 3 bottles. It's one of my top vintages. Did the same with...
  75. Re: Guerlain Heritage and Creed Bois du Portugal.

    I have this version too. Bought about 5 years ago for around $50. I also bought PdN NY around this time too. I can see the similarities but they are not redundant in the slightest.
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    Re: Fall/Winter Montales Fragances

    Black Musk & Full Incense are perfect.
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    Re: Fall/Winter Montales Fragances

    Kind of ironic given their Middle Eastern homage.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Spotted Azzaro Actuer Shaving Cream for $5 at Marshalls. Not a fan of the frag but I bought it for kicks. For a discontinued frag, the cream is surprisingly fresh.
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    What makes you think that? Sounds like L'Homme will be a very sweet oriental and Bentley Intense is far from that mold.
  80. Re: The re-introduction of L'Occitane en Provence Cade for men

    I got the card in the mail too. I still have an unused bottle of the old Cade and am looking forward to trying this. Of course, everybody was clamoring for an EdT years ago as Cade EdC/A-S faded to...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Question

    I have vintage ES and it's even more fleeting than the current one in production. You may want to check out vintage Armani Eau PH which has a similar feel to ES and lasts longer.
  82. Re: Floris London Private Collection: Honey Oud, Leather Oud (2014)

    I bet these are priced over 150 quid. No thanks, I'll stick with Montale.
  83. Re: Floris London Private Collection: Honey Oud, Leather Oud (2014)

    Mind the Oud
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    Re: Colonia Leather by Acqua di Parma

    Same pricing structure as Oud, interesting.
  85. Re: Oakmoss Beasts: Versace l'Homme - Loewe Para Hombre

    I have vintage L'Homme and it's very nice but I don't get much oak moss from it. More powerful citrus, ginger and musk. I used to have vintage Loewe but didn't like it and sold it
  86. Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    For hotter weather, I wear RGph Light and RGph Intense for cold weather and just RGph for everything in-between.
  87. Re: Just sent Jean Paul Gaultier a very firm email. Do you think it will work/is justified?

    I bought Le Male splash after-shave about 15 years ago and it still smells great.
  88. Re: Just sent Jean Paul Gaultier a very firm email. Do you think it will work/is justified?

    Your best bet to stock up on vintage bottles and forget about it the rejuice.
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    Re: The war on oakmoss

    Oak Moss a carcinogen? I've never heard of this. So, that gold-chain-wearing playboy who bathed in Aramis/Kouros/Azzaro sitting at the bar smoking in the 70/80's was triple-barreling it on the...
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    Re: Dior Boutique Cologne Prices Skyhigh !!!

    Makes sense, reduce quality and increase prices. Are they a US company? I have no reason to purchase their juice as I have all the backups I need for Homme, Dune ph & Eau Sauvage.
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    Re: Best Pine fragrances

    Nobody's mentioned Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme.
  92. Re: Discontinued fragrances on Ebay (Antidote, Envy etc.)

    Envy for Men is getting extremely hard to find and the prices reflect that. I think that Carven Homme is very similar and is a great option for replacement of Envy as it goes really cheap,...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Marshalls had Spicebomb reduced to $40. Already own it and don't need a backup.
  94. Re: Im loving Rive Gauche and Azzaro PH... What next for me?

    Surprised to see Caron Pour un Homme listed but not 3rd Man? 3rd Man closer to RGPH & APH than PuH. I'd also recommend Sartorial too.
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    Re: Davidoff Zino/Zino Davidoff discontinued.

    And here I was worried with the reformulated juice. Have plenty of the vintage to last a while. And I have plenty of vintage Obsession too.
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    Re: Valentino V discontinued

    Rochas Man is very similar.
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    Re: Miller Harris: l'Air de Rien - The Real Skank

    Same here, nothing animalic or skank-like. Smells a bit like Parfums de Nicolai Pour Homme.
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    Re: Aramis Devin - WOW!!

    If you can imagine a greener Halston Z-14, you're getting close. Wore Devin yesterday for the first time in a long time and it smelled wonderful! 900 is a completely different beast.
  99. Re: Has Cartier's Declaration Been Recently Reformulated?

    Can somebody post the ingredient list of the new box? I remember looking at the new box at TJ Maxx recently and saw that Oak Moss was still there so I assumed it wasn't rejuiced but I already have a...
  100. Re: Who have Habit Rouge EDT (vintage) and the current EDP version?

    Vintage EdT gave me a headache. A severe headache. But I didn't give up on HR so I tried Vintage EdC and love it. Also have the EdP leather-wrapped one and it's gorgeous but from what I've read,...
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