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  1. Re: the eternal debate of spraying vs dabbing - I'll always prefer the latter

    I prefer to spray my shirt as well as my skin which proves difficult with a splash bottle.
  2. Poll: Re: When Projection is Beyond Arms Length (3 feet or more)

    On myself, I try to keep it restrained. On other people, if I like the fragrance I am not offended. For instance, if someone goes crazy with 1Million or Le Male I probably wouldn't care about it too...
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    Re: Vegas shops - where to go?

    They still carry the Tom Fords private collection. As of a couple months ago.
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    Re: Better Musc Ravageur alternative

    I would recommend looking up all the fragrances created by Maurice Roucel. His style runs through most of his creations I've tried. Musc Ravageur is his best in my opinion.
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    Re: Vegas shops - where to go?

    Penhaligons is at the Apothecary inside Wynn Hotel.
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    Re: Body fitness!

    Most important thing in my opinion is consistency.
  7. Re: New Fragrance: Calvin Klein - CK One Shock Street Edition for Him

    They aren't secretive about the demographic they are going after are they?
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    Re: Cuir Ottoman - Female or Unisex??

    Cuir Ottoman is a great example of a Unisex fragrance.
  9. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    Penhaligon Sartorial 50ml

    Purchased 1/2014

    Finished 11/2014

    Immediately purchased another bottle
  10. Re: Caron pour un homme sexy? - Vogue article

    Interesting, I enjoy Caron pour homme very much but never thought of it as a "sexy" fragrance. I guess it's the lavender and dough like vibe I get from it. I just don't relate Lavender to sexy....
  11. Re: Looking for fragrance suggestions my wife can also wear!

    I own a bottle of Seven Veils by Byredo and my girlfriend reaches for it more than I do. Very unisex in my opinion.
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    Re: High school

    CKone.... Mugler cologne...... Creed Original Vetiver..... Chanel Edition Blanche....
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    Re: Creed king? Or another?

    Please be sure to post pics of the bottle, cap, atomizer, box, and serial number before you buy so that we may help you make the correct decision. If the seller won't send you pics of everything I...
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    Re: Creed king? Or another?

    I would be a bit skeptical for that price. Where are you purchasing it from? Never seen it that low before.
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    Re: Creed king? Or another?

    I would go with Aventus. GIT is also very good but if I had to choose between the two I would choose Aventus.
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    Re: CREED Is The Best?

    Amen
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    Re: Recommend a *Quality* fragrance (~$250)

    From your list... Aventus
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    Re: Instead of shampoo?

    A few questions about your routine:

    What shampoo and conditioner are you currently using?
    How often are you shampooing and conditioning your hair?
    Where do you live (climate)?
    What type of hair...
  19. Re: AdP Colonia Leather vs Cuir Ottoman Parfum d'Empire

    I enjoy both almost equally. Looking at your tastes and other leathers you enjoy, I would recommend ADP leather. It is the closest to what you already enjoy. I do feel that they are so different that...
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    Re: Looking for fruity fragrances

    I would start with Byredo Pulp. It's got more fruit than you could ever want and lasts quite a long time. Do not blind buy. It can come off as rotten fruit to some noses. Try first.
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    Re: CREED Is The Best?

    I could understand how you would gravitate towards Creed. Not the most challenging fragrances but they are done well IMO. I am also a fan of the house. Have you tried all of the Creeds?
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    Re: Interview with Erwin Creed.

    Thank you.
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    Re: Petition to ban acronyms

    Honestly, half the time I use acronyms because I can't remember how to spell the house or scent. The other half I am typing on my phone which can be a bit of a pain. Some houses just need to be...
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    Re: Which way to form a collection?

    If I could return to the beginning of my fragrance journey I would buy less bottles and more samples and decants.
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    Re: Is Knize Ten still great?

    It's a love or hate fragrance for sure. Those who hate it will do so with a passion. Those who love it feel bad for those that don't... When I first tried it, as a blind buy, I was repulsed. After...
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    Re: once you go niche you never go back!

    I wish instead of typing remarks we could record them in our own voice and they could be played and listened to instead of read. That way the true nature of our comments could be better understood....
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdijan APOM Homme

    Lush orange blossom is less expensive. Not exactly the same but does have that nice orange blossom but lacks the sweetness of APOM.
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    Re: Creed "gift wrap"

    At least it was delivered to you instead of a friend or loved one you may have purchased it for. Still a bit disappointing. Now we know why it's a free add on service.
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    Re: once you go niche you never go back!

    I agree as well. Of course there are exceptions but overall I believe that the niche houses are better quality.(not including some vintage designer fragrances). The reason I gravitate towards niche...
  30. Re: Looking for something similar to Narciso Rodriguez for Her

    Try G.I.R.L from Comme de garçons. Has that nice violet note and more prominent wood note.
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    Re: Aventus really does not fail.

    The no fragrance to the gym subject only makes sense if your assuming the wearer is completely reckless with the amount he is spraying. If conservative and appropriate amounts are used, then there is...
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    Re: Any ideas why my SL is leaking?

    Bad emoter= Basenoter (Spellcheck)
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    Re: Any ideas why my SL is leaking?

    Did you keep the round screw top that comes with the bottle and atomizer? If so I would take off the atomizer and just use it as a splash. If you don't have it maybe a nice bad emoter would give you...
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    Re: DS Durga - Debaser (2015)

    Awesome, was just listening to Doolittle and Trompe Le Monde yesterday. Interested in trying this one. A stronger fig fragrance would be nice.
  35. Re: New Acqua di Parma coming in next few months? (2015)

    I think they would do a good lavender.
  36. Re: Your 3 Favourite Notes and 3 Favourite Fragrances Using Those Notes.

    OAKMOSS
    Patou Pour Homme

    LEATHER
    Knize Ten

    LAVENDER
    Invasion Barbare
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    Re: Name that creed!

    Perhaps Bois du Portugal?
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    Re: What to buy/wear for a Bahama's cruise??

    I was thinking the same. Specifically mirto di panarea. Perfect for a cruise.
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    Re: Your own avatar.

    I want to know if Angelo Badalamenti is doing the music for it.
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    Re: I don't understand eau sauvage

    Perhaps some day you will revisit it and your opinion will change. Wouldn't write it off just yet.
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    Re: Your own avatar.

    Your Avatar was my cell phone screen saver for a bit. That guy is awesome!!!!!
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    Re: Your own avatar.

    Hopeless Twin Peaks fanatic!!!!
  43. Re: Bandit: I think I've found my signature.

    The most bitter and dry fragrance I have smelt. I also enjoy it immensely but usually need to be in a special mood to wear it. When I'm in that "mood", nothing else can replace it. When I'm wearing...
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    Re: What would James Bond wear?

    I would imagine he would wear something close to the skin with low projection so he can sneak up on people without them knowing. Maybe Gendarme or Molecule 1.
  45. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    This is sound advice.
  46. Re: Lutens Iris Silver Mist - the Holy Grail for the Wealthy Only?

    This is one I really want to experience. On my top 3 list to try this year. If I like it as much as I think I will then would spring for a bottle.
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    Re: Designer Fragrances Based on Incense

    KNIZE SEC. Bordering the line of niche/ designer, though the price point is more designer . Citrus, incense, leather and as dry as the desert. Quite suitable in warm weather as well as cold which is...
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    Re: Byredo - Help me with the line

    M/Mink would be my recommendation. I own M/Mink as well as Seven Veils and both are very nice .
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    Re: the waxiest fragrances

    Sartorial has beeswax in its note breakdown.
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    Re: Newbie says Hi

    Welcome, also would like to know some of your favorites.
  51. Re: Gift suggestions for someone who wears 5 o'clock au Gingembre, Jeu de peau, Margiela Untitled

    Chergui. No need to look any further...
  52. Re: Is this paranoia or are my suspicions legitimate?

    If it's something that concerns you then next time you see her at church ask her. Everything else is conjecture.
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    Re: Rose dominated frags?

    I recommend sampling Cuir Garamante by MDCI parfums. It is a leather and rose dominant fragrance though the rose takes center stage on this one. Quite long lasting and projects well.
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    Re: Thoughts on Jaipur Homme By Boucheron?

    I reach for Jaipur quite often this time of year and always enjoy wearing it. I could see it being a bit too sweet and cloying for some. It also has an old school powdery vibe which I quite enjoy. I...
  55. Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    Patou Pour Homme........
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    Re: Dove Men+Care EXTRA FRESH

    Mugler cologne would fit the bill. Also, if you can find a tester bottle I think Original Vetiver from creed would be even better.
  57. Re: Midnight in Paris - Is the EDP worth it?

    I own both the EDT as well as the EDP and for me, well worth the prices they are fetching. For you on the other hand, I'm not sure that the EDP will be enough of a difference to warrant a purchase....
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    Re: New Guerlain Boutique in Las Vegas

    The opening date is slated for Spring do 2015. Exact date wasn't given but I find that in these types of situations the opening date is usually later not earlier. As far as the other boutique in the...
  59. Re: Looking for some reasonably priced unique frags for my small collection

    Try Narciso Rodriguez for him. Strange, interesting and beautifully done.
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    Re: Gym scents, whiff...

    I go with a few sprays of Gendarme. It keeps me feelin fresh throughout my workout. I don't encounter a lot of people smelling like they sprayed too much at my gym. Not sure why, but not an issue for...
  61. Re: So I'm almost done with my creed collection

    I would recommend also trying Original Santal by Creed. It would round out your Creed collection nicely. It is a bit sweet with cinnamon and hints of sandalwood. Great for colder weather. After that...
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    New Guerlain Boutique in Las Vegas

    Just a heads up and something new for the new year. New Guerlain boutique to open in the Bellagio in spring 2015. I've known about this for a couple months but was asked not to mention it until it's...
  63. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Personally not offended by term, though I'm usually less inclined to be insulted by these types of things.
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    Re: A spooky, sensual forest perfume?

    Annick Goutal Mandragore Poupre has a "sensual forest" thing Goin on.
  65. Re: where to buy derby without having to sell my body in the corner for money?

    Find someone who would also like to have derby, but a 100ml and split it. Full bottle retails around $240. You got your price down to $140 for 50ml which is a bit easier on the wallet.
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    Re: How to enjoy Guerlain??

    I had a similar problem when I started getting into fragrances. I remember smelling Derby and thinking it smelt old fashioned and a bit strange. I think it was because I was accustomed to the common...
  67. Re: How do you decide what to wear on Thanksgiving? (or any big meal oriented holiday)

    I went with CK SHOCK for today.
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    Re: Newbie/Going to Vegas/Recommendations

    Also go to the niche fragrance shop in the cosmopolitan. I think it's called Skin 6/1 or something like that. They carry By Killians, Amouage, Creed, Montale, MFK as well as many others.
  69. Re: Which scent would you wear to an event with a 3 piece suit tie and pocketsquare?

    Derby, Derby and Derby!!
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    Re: Favorite fragrance house.

    For me, no contest.. GUERLAIN by a mile..
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    Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Vintage Patou Pour Homme is the most balanced and beautiful perfume I have ever smelt. I suppose that is my holy grail. I am always looking for my next favorite though.Each time I wear Vintage...
  72. Re: First date recommendation- men's input pls :)

    Lol... I didn't, sorry about that. I would go with Ambre narguile then. Though I personally wouldn't mind a woman wearing aventus as well..
  73. Re: First date recommendation- men's input pls :)

    I would wear Aventus or SMW .... Second date would go with Amber Narguile... If you had DHI I would make that my number 1 though... Good luck
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    Re: Hermessence: Cuir d'Ange

    I like it but don't love it. To my nose I smelt a soft leather with a kind of translucent watery quality to it. Then got some pepper and spices that appear in some of the other Hermes creations....
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    Re: Cakes inspired by fragrances

    Interesting. I have seen videos where Penhaligons created cocktails that match some of their fragrances which I felt was pretty inventive. I don't see why it couldn't be done with food as well. Would...
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    Re: Is Eau des Baux really discontinued?

    Saw it yesterday at occitane store in Vegas.
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    Re: Can fragrances be viewed objectively?

    This.... I believe art tells more about the observer than the artist or piece of art itself. There is no bad art. Nor is there good art.
  78. Re: The reasons why the majority of BN members don't layer

    I enjoy and appreciate the mastery of the perfumer, experiencing the fragrance as the artist intended. I guess for me, that's enough.
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes smells like piss?

    I can see how some people , mostly those not exposed to a large variety of different fragrances believing it smells like urine. I get more of a dirty and slightly spoiled or rotting vibe with a bit...
  80. Re: Not satisfied with anything I own or sampled. What happened?

    Musc Ravegeur straddles the gourmand line to me. It's good for fall and may be a nice gateway into some new territory. Assuming you haven't tried it yet. If you haven't then you should.
  81. Re: Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    I would just tell them that the fragrance you are wearing takes a refined nose and an open mind to appreciate!!
  82. Re: I'm Looking for a 25th Birthday Present for my Boyfriend

    Invasion barbare by parfums MDCI ...
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    Re: What frags are "Antiseptic"?

    The opening of Guerlain L'Heure Bleu has an antiseptic vibe. I'm speaking of the edc version. Not tried other incarnations as of yet.
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    Re: What cologne would James Bond wear?

    The only thing I'd change is

    Sean Connery - Eau Sauvage

    Roger Moore - Kouros
  85. Re: Casual Shoes - what do you wear, and also please give advice

    This, they are classic, youthful, stylish and comfortable. They also go well with just about anything.
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    Re: Designer Fragrances With Fig ?

    Marc Jacobs for him. Not as nice as phylosikos but will do the job. You could probably find it on ebay for a reasonable price
  87. Re: Better method for determining amount of juice

    Maybe hooking up with perfume bottle collectors. They would have the most empty bottles.
  88. Re: Better method for determining amount of juice

    I see it as being a long and timely endeavor unless we could get the information from the houses that manufacture them. Not sure if that is possible but who knows.
  89. Re: Better method for determining amount of juice

    I see how that could help but you still won't have an accurate measurement . It will be a guestimate. I've seen this when buying used bottles that say75% full. You get the bottle and to your eyes it...
  90. Better method for determining amount of juice

    Was wondering if anyone knows of any sites that list the weight of empty fragrance bottles. It would make determining the amount of juice in the bottle easier and more accurate. For example, some...
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    Re: Best Fragrance for Las Vegas

    Welcome to Vegas!!! Right now I've been wearing a lot of acqua di parma Mirto di panera and colonia. Original vetiver also a good one for this heat.
  92. Re: Need Advice : A/C went out in home. We will be without A/C for two days, will it affect my scen

    I feel for you. If my a/c went out today I would need to get a hotel room. It's 111 degrees today and tomorrow here in vegas.
  93. Re: Nose/ear hair trimming- is there a better way?

    Agree
  94. Re: Nose/ear hair trimming- is there a better way?

    It is definitely safer and healthier to not wax or trim your nose hair. The hair is there to help filter toxins, dust and germs . But, if you are going to remove it then waxing is the most efficient...
  95. Re: Nose/ear hair trimming- is there a better way?

    I understand your apprehension . Just keep in mind that pulling on one piece of hair is more painful than pulling a bunch of hair. Just ask any woman with long hair. Snagging a strand of hair when...
  96. Re: Nose/ear hair trimming- is there a better way?

    There is actually a much better way. It may sound a bit strange but waxing nose and ear hair is far superior. You can get it done at most salons that do waxing. For the nose, the wax is applied to a...
  97. Re: Penhaligon's Sartorial - first wearing and review

    I actually loved Sartorial at first sniff and am on my second bottle. It is one of my go to fragrances when I don't know what I want to wear. I'm glad your enjoying it now. Definitely will be in my...
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    Re: I need something like Dior Homme Intense

    Arpege pour homme by lanvin is a must try if your looking for something similiar to DHI. Some may say its even better than DHI which I'm not inclined to agree. Still it is a very well done fragrance,...
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    Re: Rive Gauche vs. Sartorial

    I own both and am wearing sartorial today. On my second bottle. I really like both fragrances but for me sartorial edges out rive gauche by a hair. I just enjoy the overall vibe of sartorial. It has...
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    Re: What's a good skin scent?

    Gendarme seems like what you are looking for.
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