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    Re: New Fragrances from Italy

    I tried a couple of these about a year ago. Ichnvsa was a real winner, a great fig scent that is somewhat creamier and earthier than Philosykos. They also have a very earthy, strong vetiver scent and...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 10 August

    Cuiron by Helmut Lang
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    Re: THIS frag should be better known.

    Miracle by Lancome is often overlooked and rarely mentioned here.
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    Re: How long does it take you to finnish a bottle?

    During my L'Eau D'Issey-days in the 90's a bottle lasted about a year, I think I always bought the 75ml. Back then I was a "single scent guy" and wore 2-3 spritzes.
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    Re: Most ridiculous frag Ad EVER

    This one is quite ridiculous, the name is even more stupid than the ad......
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    Re: a green smell of the woods after the rain ?

    You could give Philosykos a try. It's not your typical green-grassy-wood-scent, but milky, wet and a bit woodsy at times.
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    Re: Thoughts on Philosykos?

    It last forever on my skin, I'm very surprised about the longevity problems mentioned here. It developes better on me in warmer and more humid weather, my only complaint is that it is somewhat...
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    Re: Wanted: Moisturizer with SPF

    Both Clinique and Anthony Logistics have a moisturizer with UV-protection in their mens ranges. I use a very good one from Clarins, but this one is probably more of a tanning product than an everyday...
  9. Thread: Toothpaste..!!!

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    Re: Toothpaste..!!!

    Marvis Aquatic Mint!!! I love it! I bought a couple of these when I lived in Italy, the ginger is ok but the aqua.... delicious! I can't wait to get another tube of this one.
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    Re: Brit and Black Code

    Dior Homme, Bvlgari Black or The Dreamer are excellent choices, similar to Black Code but not as.... well... bland. Black Code is a good scent but the three above are exceptionally good!
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    Re: DIOR's special fragrances...

    I once found these gems in Rome for 70 euro a piece (125 ml). Was it a bad deal not to by them all? Some people I know have paid double that price for the same size bottle. Is there a (european)...
  12. Thread: Nutmeg note

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    Re: Nutmeg note

    Eau de L'Occitan, I think it's described as "nutmeg scent of burnt wood".
  13. Thread: My friend

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    Re: My friend

    Maybe you're right, minilomaniac. Bulgari Black might be too much for a newbie. But I wouldn't push something like AdG or another citrus-marine-fresh scent on someone who is into metal and worhships...
  14. Re: Suggestions for a slightly less pungent ALLURE

    Jil Sander Man, I'd say that it is something in between Allure and Allure Sport.
  15. Thread: My friend

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    Re: My friend

    He sounds like a "Bulgari Black or Comme des Garcons 2 Man" kind of guy...
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    Cologne Blanche, Bois d'Argent or Eau Noire?

    I saw these recently in a store, but I couldn't sample any of them. Can you guys give me your impressions on these? With a discount I could get a 125 ml for 70 euro, is that a good deal or not? I'm...
  17. Thread: Drenched in Frag

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    Re: Drenched in Frag

    I've seen the same stuff happen recently as you chris21, but with A*men and B*men plus another scent. At least 20 sprays! This guy was reeking, and to make matters worse, I saw this in a Duty Free...
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    Re: Do you try to pick their brains now?

    I've never had a bad experience with any SAs! The only problem I have is the fact that my italian is average at best and if ask for something like Cuiron, they hand me a bottle of Curve, Guerlain or...
  19. Thread: Rome, Italy

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    Rome, Italy

    Here's a couple of interesting adresses in Rome.
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    Profumum Durante Roma
    Via Della Colonna Antonina, 30 (Between Pantheon and Via del Corso)...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 10 November

    Started off with Cuiron this morning on my neck, went sampling later. Ended up with CdC Dry Clean of my left wrist, Profumum Durantes Ichnvsa on my right and Odeur 53 on the inside of right my elbow...
  21. Re: Perfumer Tour in Rome, Tokio, OAE or New York?

    I went by the Profumum Durante shop today and sampled a couple of their scents and asked some questions. I tried the following:

    Acqva di Sale: Marine scent with some fruits and cedarwood. Not my...
  22. Re: Perfumer Tour in Rome, Tokio, OAE or New York?

    Great idea!

    Here's a couple of interesting adresses in Rome, I'll write a full report another time, but here goes!

    Profumum Durante Roma
    Via Della Colonna Antonina, 30 (Between Pantheon and...
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    Re: What are you wearing?

    Black&White shirt from Zara
    Knitted light brown cardigan from Empresa
    Levi's 511, Skinny fit
    Black belt
    White Desert boots from Clarks

    Philosykos on my neck, plus a blue scarf
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    Re: Thoughts on Philosykos?

    This is a very Mediterranean scent but the topnotes remind me an early morning in spring in a forest in my native Finland. The mid- and basenotes brings me to a late summer evening in Southern Italy....
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    Re: Helmut Lang Cuiron

    I finally got this one today! I've been in more than 20 stores in Rome and finally... Bingo! I love it! It got a bit powdery and dry last time I tried it but now it seems very wet. Reminds me of dark...
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    Re: Moschino Uomo green/white/red.

    Got a sample of this one today. Citrus, citrus, citrus. Reminds me of D&G Masculine but even more lemony. Extremely minimal scent! It doesn't go sour like AdG or try to be woody in the basenotes like...
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    Moschino Freinds Men

    Got a sample today, not much info on the web about this one. Citrus and fruits central, very, very fresh. I think I like it.
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    L'Occitane, Eau de L'OCCITAN

    Missing, it's pretty good!
    www.loccitane.com/
  29. Thread: L'occitane

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    Re: L'occitane

    I have that one, a very peppery scent, with nutmeg and lavender. The lavender note is not that dominant, so lavender-lovers may have to look elsewhere.
  30. Thread: My Wardrobe

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    Re: My Wardrobe

    Egoiste by Chanel would fit in there, it would also fit very well into my small collection.
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    Re: I smell my grandfather!!

    I smell my grandfather in Burberry Brit. I thought he was a Green Mennen skin bracer kind of guy...
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    Re: Dior Homme: Yay or Nay?

    Nay, it turned very sweet and cloying on my skin, I really tried to like it. The bottle is sooo beautiful... Maybe I'll give it another go on a colder day.
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    Re: Piper Negrum: Really how good is it?

    Couldn't find Piper Nigrum in Rome? Strange, most of of the perfumerias that carry artisanal stuff usually carries LV here. What I can't find here is Cuiron! I have tried to track it down for many...
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    Re: Let's talk SHOES!!!

    Desert boots from Clarks! Too hot for summer and too cold for winter, but still they stay on my feet most of the year. Steve McQueen had them, the Mods had them and every time I see someone walking...
  35. Thread: Old new scents?

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    Old new scents?

    Can you recommend any old classics that could have been made during the last couple of years? There are tons of scents (especially niche ones), that have been made recently that either smell like an...
  36. Re: "And the award for Best Bottle Design goes to

    I'm a big fan of simple, square or round bottles. Diptyque, the limited edition Diors and most of the CdGs. Another favourite is Burberry Brit! You can spot from miles away that it's a Burberry and...
  37. Re: Remember the days of the extended product line

    I'd like to have both washing powder and fabric softener of a couple of scents. Wouldn't that be great? Most designer deodorants don't work that well, and the hairgels... I'll leave that to the...
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    Re: What's your fragrance that turns more heads!

    Sander Man! I've gotten some very good response from this otherwise quite regular aqua/citrus + wood scent. Another one is Eau de L'Occitan. And in the good old (teenage) days Issey, Hugo and D&H...
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    Re: Help a newbie out

    OV and Mugler Cologne are very similar. OV developes a bit more from a sharp top to a rounder bottom. I find TM to be a very linear scent. The biggest difference between them is the pricetag.
  40. Thread: Spray creep

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    Re: Spray creep

    Usually 1-3 sprays, only Mugler Cologne might need a couple of extra shots. I doesn't last at all if I don't spray twice on exactly the same spot.
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    Re: My growing dislike for Le Male

    I have the same feeling about Hugo! Girls went crazy over this one and I have a lot of fond memories wearing it. I was young, people came up to me asking what I was wearing and I absolutely felt...
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    Re: "Scent Of The Century"

    I don't know about you guys, but the green Mennen made a huge impression on me when I was young. Both my father and grandfather wore it and it was the first scent to ever hit my neck.
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    Re: How old are basenotes members?

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    Re: Diptyque, some suggestions?

    You have to get Philosykos! Very green in the top, reminds me of a walk in a forrest in early spring. The drydown is even better, this is where the woody, semi-sweet cedar kicks in. It's powdery,...
  45. Thread: Favorite Jeans?

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    Re: Favorite Jeans?

    The girls & boys from Sweden are extremely good in designing great jeans, Acne, Nudie & Cheap Monday. I almost cried when my beloved Nudie "Regular Ralf" ripped to pieces recently. They would have...
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    Top selling niche scents?

    Does anyone have any idea which niche scent is the most popular? Or maybe even a top 10 list? My guess would be either GIT or Eau d'Hadrien, based on availability and SA recommendations. Just...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 13 September

    TM Cologne
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    Re: The most disgusting, repulsive fragrances:

    Eternity for women gives me even an even worse headache than the male version. Wouldn't wear Le Male or Pi but I like it on others.
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    Re: Looking for some almonds...

    Heliotrope! I forgot about that one! I remember trying it a while ago but I can't remember what it smelled like. Is it very sweet? Not a fan of the really sweet ones, so maybe Pi is not an option....
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    Re: Looking for some almonds...

    Thanks Ren!

    Rahät Loukoum (Serge Lutens) - The reviews didn't sound that promising. Is this a Paris store only?
    Cologne Blanche (Christian Dior) - Only comes in huge 4.2 or 8.4 bottles. Where can...
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    Looking for some almonds...

    I absolutely love my girlfriends Burberry Brit! One of the best female scents I've ever smelled. Can you recommend a male scent with the lovely smell of almond? The Blu Mediterraneo Sicilian Almond...
  52. Thread: Help Deciding

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    Re: Help Deciding

    Body Kourus! Very warm and nice, not as sweet as the others. Give Bvlgari Black a try, as milamber already mentioned.
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    Re: Just tried Very Irrésistible for Men.....

    I tried it yesterday at the airport. I felt a bit sorry for the guy sitting next to me on the plane. I liked it at first, reminded me slightly of Hugo, but then it turned into something too burnt and...
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    What about Miracle Homme?

    I used to love this one a couple of years ago, peppery,fresh and IMO quite different than the rest of the stuff released around the year 2000. Didn't last that long one me, that was the only problem....
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    Re: Most Popular Italian Made Fragrances In Italy

    I agree with Leo, AdG and D&G are very popular (the same goes for my hometown in Finland). There are a lot of good perfume shops selling niche/artisanal fragrances, but no one I know in Rome has ever...
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    What do your friends smell like?

    So, what do they smell like?

    I've been visiting a lot of friends this summer and every bathroom I visit seems to have a bottle of Tommy in it. Other colognes frequently found were Hugo, Dior...
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    Re: Looking for Cologne that girlfriend will love

    My girlfriend also loves Black Code, too bad it only stays on for 2 minutes. Does this thing last on any type of skin at all? She also likes Hugo, Dolce Gabbana and always takes a deep breath when...
  58. Thread: L'Occitane...

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    Re: L'Occitane...

    Eau de L'Occitan is a nice mixture of nutmeg, lavender and spice. I really love it but would never wear it during the summer. In someway it reminds me of my mothers cooking during the holiday season....
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