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  1. Re: Should price even matter when reviewing niche scents?

    I have to disagree with noggs. Usually price is only considered on "consumer" grade products. However, price is almost never a concern for audiophiles, art collectors, haute couture, and the like....
  2. Thread: V e t i v e r s

    by Chêne
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    Re: V e t i v e r s

    Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Chanel Sycamore

    Vetiver Extraordinaire is dewy and fresh. Sycamore polished and dry with hints of incense. I find Vetiver Extraordinaire more evocative,...
  3. Re: Your least favourite notes and how you were won over...

    Patchouli

    Borneo 1834. The dry cocoa softens the dirtiness of the patchouli and the camphor cuts through the denseness.
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    Re: The charisma of violet

    SL Bois de Violette
    TF Black Violet
  5. Poll: Re: *Lutens fans only!* Which do you dislike? (PARIS EXCLUSIVES)

    I don't strongly dislike any of the exclusives that I have tested, however that may change once I sample Muscs Koublaï Khän and Santal de Mysore. Tubéreuse Criminelle is supposedly challenging, but I...
  6. Poll: Re: *Lutens fans only!* Which do you dislike? (EXPORT LINE)

    When I first tested Miel de Bois, I detested it. However, this past week I sampled it once again and found to to be much more palatable than I remember.
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    Re: If You Could Only Wear One House's Frags...

    Serge Lutens as well. However, Frederic Malle and Comme des Garçons would also do the job.
  8. Thread: Your Top 5

    by Chêne
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    Re: Your Top 5

    Comme des Garçons - Hinoki
    Lubin - Idole de Lubin
    Serge Lutens - Chêne
    Lorenzo Villoresi - Piper Nigrum
    L'Artisan - Dzing!
  9. Re: Looking for new signature scent (18 years old)

    Christian Dior - Dior Homme. Unique, but very wearable. Suitable for nearly any occasion. Likable without being safe.

    Burbery - London and Christian Dior - Eau Sauvage would be my next...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 11 March

    Guerlain Habit Rouge
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 10 March

    L'Artisan Fou d'Absinthe
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    Re: SotD Friday 9 March

    Creed Silver Mountain Water
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    Re: Hermus Terre /Hermes Rocabar

    Rocabar is quite good, but vastly different to Terre. Overall it's a high quality scent, but I find the vanilla synthetic early on. On my skin, Rocabar lasts 6-8 hours, but stays close to the skin...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 8 March

    L'Artisan Tea for Two
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 7 March

    Christian Dior Dior Homme
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    Re: Are there any Bond No. 9 common associations?

    As in fragrance A smells like fragrance B?

    New Haarlem / Rochas Rochas Man
    Hamptons / Creed Silver Mountain Water
    Chez Bond / Creed Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 6 March

    Hermés Eau des Merveilles
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    Re: SOTD Monday 5 March

    Creed Himalaya
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    Re: Why do they have Non-Export SL scents?

    I was also frustrated, but having the line exclusive means one thing. I will not likely ever meet someone wearing the same fragrance. It's also special that I had to search it out. Which...
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    Re: help me pick please,please..please

    It's not listed as an option, however I prefer Pour Monsieur Concentrée.

    Of the three you have listed, I would choose Allure Homme.
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    Re: Silver Mountain Water or Tabarome

    I love the top notes of Silver Mountain Water, but prefer Tabarome in the drydown. Since the top notes only last an hour, I'll give the nod to Tabarome.
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    Re: Your biggest U turn fragrance

    I'll agree with the original poster. Dior Homme.

    I couldn't get past the sage. After multiple tests, I gave up. However, after nearly a year, I could get Dior Homme out of my head. The sage...
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    Re: Recomended Ebay Sellers

    I've had great experiences with Fishbone Fragrances (fishbone96). Great selection with the best prices I've found.
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    Re: Scent that works well with marijuana smoke?

    There is a hemp note in Fresh Cannabis Santal, and occasionally I notice it in Serge Lutens Borneo 1834.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 4th, 2007

    Creed Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: Looking for a "sleeper" scent......

    Dior Homme is not overpowering, but it projects very well.
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    Re: Someone please open a good online store

    Well, there are 9,600 fragrances in the directory. Some are discontinued and others are not in the directory. If 4 of 5 fragrances are available in 2 bottle sizes that means a company would need to...
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    Re: Scents for daytime and for evening

    I wear Chergui, Fumerie Turque, and Piper Nigrum mostly during the day, but you could wear them all at night.
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    Re: Christian Dior sample frustration

    The important question it seems, is do they resell opened fragrances as new?
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, March 3, 2007

    Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque
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    Re: Sick and tired of sillage letdowns!

    Do you really want to be the "cologne guy"?

    I think that part of the problem is that you're asking a "fresh and clean" scent to be something that it's not.

    Hanae Mori HM is relatively fresh...
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    Re: TERRE D'HERMES summer or winter

    I find it a little unpleasant in the cold. I'll vote summer.
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    Re: Mash-ups...Brilliance in Layering

    I sprayed a card with Angel and put it in a bag with a shirt. Three days layer, I wore the shirt, but sprayed myself with Dior Homme. The Angel had mellowed at that point, so what I got was a...
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    Re: SotD Friday 2 March

    L'Artisan Dzing!
  35. Thread: Something New?

    by Chêne
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    Re: Something New?

    Hermes Rocabar or L'Artisan Fou d'Absinthe.

    Rocabar is a cedar based scent with juniper berries, cinnamon, and a base of vanilla. Oddly, I find this works in summer.

    Fou d'Absinthe is...
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    Re: Basenoters-do you prefer winter or summer

    I don't believe that a heavy fragrance is inherently better than a lighter one. That being said, I don't have a preference. The one fragrance that's been out of rotation is Terre d'Hermes. It just...
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    Re: Gads! Is my smell going?

    You may need a break. I find that my nose becomes fatigued with time and being away from scent regains sensitivity.
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    Re: Surprising dissapointments

    Guerilain Heritage and Comptoir Sud Pacifique Aqua Motu were my most surprising disappointments.

    Being a fan of woody orientals, Heritage should have been an absolute. However, I found it quite...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 1 March

    Serge Lutens Chergui
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    Re: Most trusted online seller for cologne?

    Purchased quite a bit through scentiments.com. Never a problem, except that many fragrances are not in stock, so you really need to watch their website.
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    Re: If you had $150...

    Idole de Lubin with decants of Timbuktu, Voleur de Roses, and samples of Serge Lutens Boisées collection.

    I love Olivia Giacobetti (Tea for Two, Dzing!, Fou d'Absinthe, and Philosykos) and the...
  42. Re: What do you wish you had worn when you were 20?

    I would have worn Dior Homme and Millesime Imperial if they were available.
  43. Thread: Strictly wood

    by Chêne
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    Re: Strictly wood

    Another for Chêne. A freshly split oak log oozing with sap, and tempered with honey and a floral/green note.
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    Re: The "Real" Vetivers...need some help

    I can't comment on the others but Vetiver Extraordinare sees 8-10 hours on my skin.
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday, 28 Feb 2007

    Creed Tabarome Millesime
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    Re: My Reluctant Love: Millesime Imperial

    Millesime Imperial does require special application, but it does project quite well. A half spray on the inside of each elbow and 2 sprays over the chest. I do spray my wrist, but this is mostly so...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 27 February

    Comptoir Sud Pacifique - Fleurs des Caraibes
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    Re: blind buy advice

    I made the mistake of purchasing Guerlain's Heritage. While I didn't have quite the same reaction you did, it wasn't far off. The opening was pleasant, but after half a minute, it became dry and...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 25 February

    Christian Dior Dior Homme
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    Re: gourmands and summer

    I think most fragrances can be worn in the heat with proper application. Hanae Mori HM EDT is my choice for summer. I find the stronger citrus and floral brighter than the EDP, which is richer and...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 24 February

    L'Artisan Tea for Two
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    Re: SOTD Friday 23 February

    Creed Himalaya
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents

    Thank you. I'm working on the quantity as well :) Hanae Mori HM is on the way and I have a personal shopper making a trip to Salons Shiseido in two weeks. I am looking forward to Borneo 1834,...
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    Re: night time recomendations

    Dior Homme is an excellent reccomendation. I'll amend my suggestion of Himalaya to include Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Santal Noble. Slightly sweet chocolate and coffee over a base of sandalwood.
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    Re: night time recomendations

    Creed Himalaya
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents

    http://michaelwalkoski.com/jpg/wardrobe.jpg
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    Re: Traveling With Your Fragrances

    I haven't had any personal experience with these purse sprays. However, they appear easy to use and are inconspicuous.

    http://67.88.53.36/mmMAD/Images/B-84.jpg

    http://www.madinaonline.com
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    Re: Your experience needed....

    Envy, applied sparingly.
  59. Thread: First Purchase

    by Chêne
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    Re: First Purchase

    Having never tested Envy and Rive Gauche, you may be surprised and disappointed with the results. Definitely test before you buy.

    It may not be easy, but spend a day testing fragrances. You'll...
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    Re: a change of tastes?

    I was just discussing this with my fiancée who now has a passion for wine. Without experience, it's very hard to recognize specific notes. It smells good, but why does it smell good? Once you are...
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    Re: Can i wear CSP Amour de Cacao ?

    I don't find it particularly feminine, but I agree that it bears a striking resemblance to Cocoa Puffs. It's one of the few gourmands that isn't tempered by a non-gourmand note (lavendar and amber...
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    Re: Tough Decision: Need a Single Travel Fragrance

    Hanae Mori HM
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    Re: How to find samples of various perfumes

    Basenotes would be the best source of decants and samples but they're not always available.

    scentedmonkey.com (designer), perfumebay.com (designer and Creed), luckyscent.com (niche), aedes.com...
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    Re: suggestion for a newbie?

    Hermes Rocabar

    Often overlooked. Sophisticated, confident, masculine, and timeless. It's not as interesting as a Piper Nigrum, but it's more accessable and the most comforting scent in cold...
  65. Re: Thierry Mugler Non-refill (filling an atomizer)

    I would say one spray (of Angel Men) outside clothing or two underneath. That is unless you want people to call you the "cologne guy", then feel free to spray away :).
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 22 February 2007

    L'Artisan Fou d'Absinthe
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    Re: The longevity of Creed Himalaya

    I generally see 8-10 hours, but after the 4 hour mark, it stays close to the skin.
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    Re: Most Exclusive/Expensive Fragrance Notes

    Iris
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 21 February

    L'Artisan Dzing!
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    Re: Matching Your Fragrances

    Some days I coordinate the scent to the clothes I'm wearing, but today I matched my clothes to the fragrance. I wore brown to complement Rocabar.
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    Re: 7th Annual Basenotes Awards. Results?

    The new medal system is great!
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    Re: SOTD - Tuesday 20 Feb 2007

    Hermes Rocabar



    I just noticed Bel Ami is no longer on the Hermes website. Hopefully it is not being discontinued.
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