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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    RJR, fantastic post, I am so glad someone raised this isue because a few of the scents I have purcahsed have been stale.
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    Re: Classy, Modern, and Sporty Vetiver?

    Disagree with Encre Noir, as it is very cold and has no spice to it.
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    Re: What is the best musk ever created?

    The relatively unknown, Renee, Musk is really nice too. Kinda cinnamony, kinda leathery and smells faintly like Musc Ravageur with less clove.
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    Re: Another what should i buy thread :)

    Agreed, but, as I said earlier in another thread, this bottle is becoming impossible to find. But if you can find it then it is 100% hands down worth it; it is in a class of its own.
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    Re: Warm, Sweet, and just a bit spicy

    Agreed 100% however AP is almost impossible to find now. I was looking for some back up bottles a while back and could not even get my hands on any from a reputable source. If you can not get a...
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    Re: The Most Aristocratic Fragrance

    Creed, Royal English Leather
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    Re: Simallair to Mugler Cologne?

    Creed, OV. lasts a really long time too.
  8. Re: Hermes Bel Ami vs. Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan

    BA does not smell sweet at all. More boozey and leathery. AS is sweet amber. Very different scents.
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    Re: Long Lasting frag

    Chanel, Egoiste
    Montale, Black Aoud
    Opium, EDP (The EDT is also potent but the EDP really lingers in the air and leaves quite the scent trail - spray with caution!)
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    Re: SotD Monday 3 August

    Armani Prive, Ambre Soie

    http://www.aromatxl.ru/products_pictures/Armani_Prive_Ambre_Soie.jpg
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    Re: *S o t D*, Monday, 3rd August 2009

    Armani Prive, Ambre Soie

    http://www.aromatxl.ru/products_pictures/Armani_Prive_Ambre_Soie.jpg
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    Re: Coldest Scent

    CdG, Avignon smells like the cold dark walls of a monastery.
  13. Re: If money were no object, what expensive bottle would you buy?

    Without hesitation Amouage, Homage.
  14. Re: Info. on Vintage Guerlain, Vetiver EDC (pics)

    Actually, the brown top piece is not a cap, it is a spray mechanism. It really does look like a cap. But if you press the button on top of the brown thing down it will spray.
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    Re: S o t D: Tuesday, 21st of July, 2009

    YSL, M7

    http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-16632634487019_2064_6521016037
  16. Info. on Vintage Guerlain, Vetiver EDC (pics)

    I recently got this bottle of Guerlain Vetiver, EDC. The box says "1980" on it and it smells fantastic but drastically different from the current formulation. I would like to get some background...
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    Re: Today I bought >>>>> JULY 2009

    Lalique, Encre Moire
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    Re: S.o.t.D Monday 20th July 2009

    Creed, Royal English Leather


    http://www.parfumsraffy.com/images/creed/royal-english-leather-cologne-for-men-by-creed-fragrances.jpg
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    Re: Encre Noire, too good!

    Just scored a bottle from Parfum1 for under $30.00 with the discount. Thanks Petruccijc for posting that fantastic deal. This is a blind buy but could not pass up such a fantastic bargain. In...
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    Re: Polo Double Black

    I honestly think Polo, DB smells utterly fantastic, I love the iced mango and coffee notes - they are a bit odd but in a exotic way.

    I humbly disagree that DB i generic and I have yet to smell...
  21. Re: I'm baaaack!!! Salutations my beloved brethren!

    Welcome back Joey, I am enjoying your thoughful reviews! BTW, second Paetrum Rose; it is fantastic. I just scored a nice bottle of Creed, Original Santal today and wore it and thought of your...
  22. Re: Had Basenotes changes your taste in fragrance?

    Yes, BN has played a drastic part in my tastse and my wardrobe.

    First, I have acquired many of my fragarnces (approx. 70%) via BN.

    Further, I really pay attention to certain reviewers and...
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    Re: Tested A*Men Pure Malt Today...

    Re: Maz24

    Maz, fantastic you picked up so many bottles. I have been following you spending habits since your thread re: your wife curbing your spending and I live through you vicariously.

    In...
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    Re: 'I wouldn't wear that if you paid me......

    Fleur du Male; or
    Givenchy, Pi
  25. Re: MPG on Clearance at Beautyhabit - what does this mean?

    No, when I ordered I got a new bottle of Ambre Precieux.
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    Re: How should I handle this?

    Slim, you sound like you know what is right and what is wrong in terms of the ethics in your profession so I have no doubt you will make the correct decision. I am just trying to play devil's...
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    Re: How should I handle this?

    Personally, I think if you propose a barter then this reflects negatively upon your credibility as a psychologist. One could look at the situation and make the negative inference that you are taking...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 12 May

    Gucci, Rush


    http://i.ebayimg.com/14/!BR3YSK!Bmk~$(KGrHgoOKjUEjlLmU)7+BK!NB2iSVg~~_1.JPG
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday 12 May 2009

    Lttlecelebrity. Can you scale that pic down a bit? Take us too much space. Really good resolution pic though.
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday 12 May 2009

    Gucci, Rush


    http://i.ebayimg.com/14/!BR3YSK!Bmk~$(KGrHgoOKjUEjlLmU)7+BK!NB2iSVg~~_1.JPG
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    Re: Is Amouage worth the money?

    A-ha. I see them now. Interesting stuff. I didn't notice any difference, but I will recheck.
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    Re: Is Amouage worth the money?

    What makes you say this? Why would you think they watered their fragrances down? I have both and they are exactly the same.
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    Re: SotD Monday 11 May -09

    http://img.loccitane.com/P.aspx?l=en-US&s=265&e=jpg&id=24ET125MY
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    Re: S O T D, Monday 11 May 2009

    http://img.loccitane.com/P.aspx?l=en-US&s=265&e=jpg&id=24ET125MY
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    L'Occitane, Eau d'Iparie

    Please add. Thanks.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT>>> May 2009

    L'Occitane, Eau d'Iparie

    Wonderful dry myrrh and incense fragarnce. Kinda reminds me of Jubilation XXV w/o the fruity notes.

    Gucci, Rush
  37. Re: New Tom Ford: Grey Vetyver...I got a sample!!!!

    Always great updates and insider news from Cairomerta. Can't wait to try this one.
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    Gucci, Rush

    1.7 oz.
    2/3 full
    no box
    (does not come w. a cap)
  39. Re: is the Armani Prive collection considered "niche"?

    Interesting news. If this move was, in fact, not initiated by Armani then we can be sure that after this reseller dumps all his stock then this will not happen again. Damn too bc still have not...
  40. Re: is the Armani Prive collection considered "niche"?

    That is a really cool bag. My g/f loves bags, so I, in fact, will never show her this pic because she will want it. LOL
  41. Re: is the Armani Prive collection considered "niche"?

    With the recent chain of events, i.e., anyone can walk into TJ Maxx and Marshalls and purchase certain Armani Prive's for $29.99, I would say I am not sure anymore. The exclusivity is gone. The...
  42. Re: Information on Knize Fragrances (Including Knize Forest!!!)

    Wow, interesting news. Great heads up. Looking forward to trying Knize Forest. However, Knize 10 is not my cup of tea at all.
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    Re: Confused about Amber and Ambergris?

    Gentleman, he asked you whether ambergris or amber are different. Not about natural vs. synthetic aromatics, copal resin wounds, fossilized tree resin, the different tree trunks indigenous to some...
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    Re: You must choose ONE!

    MPG, Ambre Precieux
  45. Re: Are Creed frags known to lose longevity with age?

    Ditto. My OV batch is still kicking and is very very strong.
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    Re: Confused about Amber and Ambergris?

    They are 2 completely different substances. There seems to be some confusion about this issue, but I can assure you they are both different. When people use the 2 interchangeably; they are...
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    Re: To or not to. That is the question.

    Ok, so my bottle of SN gives off absolutely 000 coffee notes. I get a very drab and dry; almost dusty sandalwood note along with woods, vetiver, and some vanilla. I have the new bottle. i.e.,...
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    Re: My next aquisition is up to you.

    I second MPG Ambre Precieux. This fragrance is, in my opinion, the best amber I have ever smelled. In my opinion, it blows Amber Sultan out of the water. The amber is rich and spicy, but not overly...
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    Re: Fragrance snobbery

    No. Irish is in no way racist. He is a good BN'er and is simply suggesting that certain demographics do not have certain niche products available. You are casting a monumental shadow of overreaction...
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    Re: Egoiste Cologne Concentree

    Fourthed!
  51. Re: Men, which fragrances marketed to women do you wear

    I wear Tom Ford, Black Orchid. I would never wear this to work or to watch a ball game with my buddies but it is, nonetheless, a seriously sensual fragrance that really works on a date night. The...
  52. Re: Which is the best ROSE fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    Montale, Attar is really nice. So is Amouage, Lyric.
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    Re: I have a bottle of pure Deer Musk

    I would defer to abubakr_al-misky on this one. The man seriously knows his stuff.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT>>> May 2009

    Is this Men's or Women's?
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    Re: Fragrance snobbery

    Ditto- I have been here for almost a year and rarely see this being an issue. And, by the way, this type of behaviour is very very prevalent in the real world. You have to learn how to wade through...
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    Re: S o t D - May 2nd, 2009

    10 Corso Como for the fight this evening.
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    Re: Givenchy Vetiver reissue

    There was a number of threads on this issue - so use the search function. I think some members even pointed out the stores that they called. The stores then shipped them a bottle(s).
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    Re: Blind buy recommendation

    None. Buy samples.

    Oops, saw your above post re: availability of samples. I think theperfumedcourt.com ships international?
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT>>> May 2009

    Finally scored a bottle of Egoiste Concentree. Jeez.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT>>> May 2009

    Montale, Attar
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Again, if anyone has a bottle of Bois d'Encens at their store, please pick me up a bottle. It seems as if they are restocking.
  62. Re: 200 Ormonde Jayne samples to be won! (Plus a full bottle)

    Anyone get the full bottle?
  63. Re: Are there any truly opaque (cant see through) bottles (other than aluminum?)

    It is pretty easy to see through the below bottles by holding holding the bottle and going into a semi dark room. Take a flash light and hold it to the back of the bottle so that the light is...
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    Re: Today I Bought - > > APRIL 2009

    Ohhhhh; good buy; you are going to like this one; it is pretty amazing. Kinda like a much spicier, aggressive, and deeper version of Amber Sultan. Probably one of the more unique scents in my...
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    Re: S O T D - Thursday, 30 April 2009

    Ditto
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    Re: Perfume Myths

    I actually have a serious myth that was told to me by an SA in Nordstroms. This thread made me recall.

    The above-mentioned SA told me the following: Duc de Vervins is a very exclusive fragrance...
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    Re: I'm sorry to do this but I must...

    Same bottle I got, one was a backup from Barney's which was amazing and the other was from fragrancenet and it smelled like garbage. Returned it. Never again will I buy from these jokers. Well, good...
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    Re: L'Eau D'Issey Intense

    Are you saying that the Intense has longevity issues? If this is what you are saying then I am upset bc I actually tested this at Sephora a few weeks ago and it stuck in my mind and I had it on my...
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    Re: The Most Sensual Fragrance Poll!

    What about Department stores like Barney's and Saks that sell Serge Lutens, L'Artisan, Frederic Malle, Tom Ford, etc...? Do those count?

    And I think you should try some niche fragrances; why...
  70. Re: True Religion for men - I tired it and I liked it

    ME -->http://freesmileyface.net/smiley/Disgusting/vomit-3.gifhttp://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x226/mikeperez23bucket/TR.jpg
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    Re: DZING VS Cumming

    They are both so different that it is impossible to say which one is "better." You know what I mean? Honestly, it depends on your tastes and preferences. No one is inherently "better" than the other....
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    Re: Helmut lang vs Musc Ravaguer

    They are both so different that it is impossible to say which one is "better." You know what I mean? Honestly, it depends on your tastes and preferences. No one is inherently "better" than the other....
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    Re: Flakes in the jus?

    My bottle of Santal Noble (new bottle - not the vintage cut glass bottle) has several tiny brown specks floating in it. The specks look almost like small pieces of tobacco filler from a cigarette....
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    Re: MPG Dilemma. Anyone?

    I do not know. But, sample Ambre Precieux, it is wonderful.

    Also, to be honest, I would write MPG an email or letter and tell them your dilemma and that you checked on BN, etc..., etc... and I...
  75. Re: YSL Riche Gauche - Similar to Body Kouros?!

    They are both so different that it is impossible to say which one is "better." You know what I mean? Honestly, it depends on your tastes and preferences. No one is inherently "better" than the other....
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    Re: Opium EDT lasting power!

    M7 is very very different from Opium but it is equally as compelling and unique.

    When I first started out here Opium was my number 1 fragrance however after acquiring a bottle of M7 a few...
  77. Re: YSL Riche Gauche - Similar to Body Kouros?!

    Not even close.
  78. Re: czech&speake No 88 clone but less expensive

    Ditto on 1776; it is gorgeous and quite similar to REL.
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    Re: Citrus/Lemon Leather

    Hermes, Bel Ami
  80. Re: Guerlain Event in San Francisco, Sat., May 2

    Wow! Exceptional heads up. Maybe I will have to take a little mini vacation down there that weekend. I have been wanting to see SF for a while now anyway and need an excuse to make the long haul from...
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    Re: My Letter To Guerlain's Creative Director

    You read my mind.
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    Poll: Re: YSL Kouros or Body Kouros

    Both. They are completely different. It is like asking whether you would like an apple or an orange. Neither fruit is better. It just depends on the mood.
  83. Poll: Re: Do you have a favorite Maitre Parfumer et Gantier fragrance?

    Yes, I bought a bottle of Ambre Precieux and they do, in fact, sell the new bottles.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Same thing, my gf, after smelling Eau de Jade on me, thinks it is the best smelling scent I own. I, of course, disgaree but am glad she likes it. She made a very forward comment about how it made...
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    Re: A gentlemanly niche?

    Hermes, Bel Ami (not niche but certainly classy, sophisticated, and gentlemanly to the core)
    Creed, Bois du Portugal
    PdN, New York
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    Sticky: Re: Nasty sexy perfumes

    FM, Musc Ravageur;
    Renee, Musk;
    YSL, M7;
    Chanel, Egoiste; or
    Hermes, Bel Ami (If you can get the vintage then this is tops).

    Very sexy.
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    Re: The Goodbye thread

    Dimitri:

    What is the deal with that? I have been really really getting into M7 lately - love it. I probably wear it the most out of any of my scents. In any event, my question is: why?
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    Re: Azzaro PH and Rive Gauche PH..doubt...

    They are very very different. AZPH feels much more dated. RGPH is a wonderful casual scent.
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    Re: I'm sorry to do this but I must...

    Yes, Please PM me for details.
  90. Poll: Re: Do you have a favorite Maitre Parfumer et Gantier fragrance?

    Ambre Precieux http://freesmileyface.net/smiley/Happy/happy-132.gif
  91. Re: Original Santal! from ebay...a fake! Lesson: Dont Mess with TheRomantic!

    Ditto.

    In addition, what exactly does a "fragrance expert" do besides "sniff different fragrances for Sephora?" I know many companies like Sephora, Fragrantica, etc... hire market analysts and...
  92. Re: Dad retires--what's going to be his scent?

    Some good ideas here – I particularly love the Guerlain, Vetiver suggestion.

    Maybe you should get him a couple scents. For example, a scent for the evening and another for casual/day wear. In...
  93. Thread: Flawless?

    by TheAttorney
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    Re: Flawless?

    none
  94. Thread: Amouge Dia

    by TheAttorney
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    Re: Amouge Dia

    Mo,

    These guys are right, I went through about 10ML of Dia from decants. The longevity is great, it kicks all day but the sillage is soft. It is a great skin scent.
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    Re: QUIKSILVER for men- Actually good

    http://freesmileyface.net/smiley/Disgusting/vomit-3.gif
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    Re: M7 perfume oil on Ebay

    If you read the fine print it states "our rendition of this classic fragarnce..." This means that it is a their version of M7 - nothing more than an imitation - not the real juice.

    In this...
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    Re: Reformulated Givenchy Gentlemen

    Agreed. Still do not like either version actually trying to sell all my GG vintage bottles.
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    Re: OK... I finally "got" Egoiste!

    The original Egoiste was actually called Bois Noir but it was discontinued then brought back under the name "Egoiste" in 1990 (see Griff's excellent review of Bois Noir in the BN Directory). Imagine...
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    Re: OK... I finally "got" Egoiste!

    A staple in my wardrobe and, still, one of my current favorite's. It smells almost Guerlainesque - if that makes any sense.

    However, I have yet to try Egoiste Concentree which is supposed to be...
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    Re: Did i pick the right one?

    Yes you did, but as stated above, Issey scents are all over the place, I have smelled them on people many times in the past. Good safe scent.
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