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    Re: 3 new fragrances for all occasions

    I would agree with Ken...
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    Re: Your favorite Mancera?

    While I've not tried all of them, I do like Aoud Cafe, Sand Aoud, Aoud Vanille and Kumkat Wood. I also like Cedrat Boise, but it's too close to Aventus, which I already own. If I had to buy one...
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    Re: Summer scent decision

    Bvlgaria Acqua Amara is very strong with a large projection. Lasts days. I received a bottle (disc) as a gift several years ago but gave it away because I couldn't live with the strong projection.
  4. Re: Dry, Warm, Spicy and Under $60 - Something like Noir Epices

    Paloma Picasso's Minotaure - You can find it for @ $30. It's an aromatic, warm-spicy, almost boozy fragrance.

    When it first came out it was divine, but reformulation and restrictions have...
  5. Re: I love Aramis Havana, what else should I try?

    Montana d'Homme by Montana Parfums is very similar, but probably harder to find though.

    If you like Aramis Havana, you'll probably also like the rest of the Aramis line. I recommend Tuscany as...
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    Re: Long Lasting Soapy Niche Fragrances?

    I would recommend this. Great scent and a very soapy, green smell.
  7. Re: Do you wear challenging fragrances with friends, in public etc?

    I have a feeling my definition of challenging is not the same as the people I associate with.
  8. Re: Diptyque - L'Ombre Dans L'Eau.....EDT or EDP?? Differences? Which one?

    With Diptyque I always opt for the EDP. Performance being the main factor, but note quality as a secondary factor.
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver: Successful Blind Buy

    A long time favorite that I repeatedly enjoy year round.
  10. Re: Please give me some advice about Kiehl's original musk vs. Narciso Rodriguez for Him vs. Kouros

    If Kiehl's is too floral I think Kouros would be more to your liking.

    I personally am opposite in my tastes and prefer Kiehl's to either Kouros or FR. I do recall, that Kiehl's was a gift to...
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    Re: Overspray mistakes you've made!

    Many vetivers have this effect. I was going to answer the same for any Vetiver. I've learned that a little is a lot, especially on a humid day.
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    Re: Milliseme Imperial Vs Silver Mountain Water

    MI for me also, although I also like SMW and own both. The tea note in SMW gets old, so I don't wear it nearly as often.
  13. Re: What do you think of Chanel Allure Homme Sport COLOGNE?

    Like it but don't own it as it is redundant with other options in my collection. The quality is first rate, but I would try Pour Monsieur first. Although not the same, it seems to fit the same spot...
  14. Re: Long lasting / high sillage spring-summwr frag

    Amouge Sunshine Man.
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    Re: What is the best Masculine Fig Fragrance?

    Same. I like Marc Jacobs scent immediately when applied, but it loses power and smells powdery way too fast. Philosykos is nice but kind of too green for my tastes.
  16. Re: CHALLENGE - The best full size bottle you can get for: Under $60?

    Too many to name, but the first one that comes to mind is Pour un Homme by Caron.
  17. Re: What’s your holiday gift to yourself this year?

    Route du Vetiver.

    Wanted it for several years now, and just ordered it. Probably not the flashiest gift to self, but one I will truly enjoy for years to come.
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    Re: Your Fragrance Choice This Thanksgiving?

    Spice & Wood for me too...!
  19. Re: Current Version of Pino Slvestre Still Good? Or Pass?

    I found a bottle for $10 a couple of years back. Don't know how old, but I would say it's adequate. Nothing special. Opening is pretty good, dry down is one dimensional.
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    Re: Heeley Latest - Blanc Poudre!

    I really like Heely's fragrances. Going on my try list.
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    Re: Top 10 fall and top 10 winter fragrances

    L'Instant de Guerlain
    Paloma Picasso Minotaure
    Knize Ten
    ELO Je Suis un Homme
    Burberry London
    Tauer L'air du Desert Moroccan
    Pure Coffee
    Pure Malt
    Mancera Sand Aoud
    L'Occitane Eau de Baux
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    Poll: Re: Patchouli Fragrances.

    While no patch expert, I also find
    Javanese Patchouli divine. My favorite of several excellent patch fragrances I've tried. A nod to Nicolai Perfumes NY Intense as well.
  23. Re: Please recommend me some non-sweet classic fragrance

    I second Bogart Signature. Even in the current formulation, you can't do better for $20.
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    Re: St. John's Bay Rum Cologne - have you tried?

    If you like Bay Rum scents, this is one of the better ones you can find. While I don't currently own it, I have enough experience with it. St. John's is much different and better than Pinaud Bay...
  25. Re: What is the difference between the 2 versions of Rania J Lavande 44 ?

    I'm only familiar with the second (green) bottle, and I like the fragrance quite a lot. It's a good lavender, IMO.
  26. Re: You listen to your favourite Albums, wearing...what?

    Muddy Waters - London Sessions - AMen Pure Malt
    John Coltrane - My Favorite Things - Dior Eau Sauvage
    Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five - Bogart One Man Show
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    Re: Virgin Island Water - Best Summer Scent?

    Best summer scent? Definitely not for me. Maybe the best coconut scent, but I can't stand coconut, so my opinion shouldn't count for anyone.

    Best summer scent for me would be ADP Colonia. It...
  28. Thread: Tom Ford Noir

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    Re: Tom Ford Noir

    Noir Extreme. A different scent and acceptable performance. Noir and Noir de Noir are relatively weak on me.

    I don't like any enough to own them. They seem too derivative of better quality...
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    Poll: Re: Aqua Celestia or Erolfa: Help me, Basenotes!

    EROLFA for me too, although it's not a Creed I want to own.

    Aqua Celestia just not my type of scent.
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    Re: recommend a GREEN fragrance??

    Kenzo pour Homme. Reminds me of a jungle scent. Cheap too.

    Caron Yatagan could also fit in an herbal green way.
  31. Re: Cartier Roadster and Roadster Sport - Blind Buy Worthy?

    I like Roadster a lot, but haven't been reaching for it lately. At that price, I'd recommend it as a blind buy, as long as you like a mint-toothpaste like note. It's really quite nice.
  32. Re: Kenzo Pour Homme.......Does It Still Smell The Same And What Are Your Thought's??

    I have a bottle I purchased in the grey market online from around 2015, but there's really no telling how old it is. I think it smells a bit chemical, but it's actually a decent scent on a hot...
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    Re: Serge Lutens or Van Cleef & Arpels

    Like both, but prefer the Lutens...
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    Re: Penhaligon Sartorial

    It doesn't conjure a tailor's shop for me, but I also don't get the metallic strength of Chrome either. Much softer. I think it's a nice modern take on classic notes - lavender mostly.
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    Re: Spicy fragrance suggestion

    Welcome

    For something more spice-centered in Creed - I'd opt for Spice & Wood or Bois du Portugal - although I really don't see them as a true spice scent.

    Best spice fragrance I have tried is...
  36. Re: Seeking a scent of opposites that works: bright and energizing yet warm and comforting

    Bright yet warm to me conjures Chanel Bleu EDP.
  37. Re: Most evocative mens' fragrance of rainy melancholy?

    I agree with Remik on ELdO's Rien Intense. Very evocative of a futuristic dreary night. A lot of depth in that scent.
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    Poll: Re: Etat Libre d'Orange Poll

    Haven't tried them all but very impressed with Je Suis In Homme.
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    Re: A blast from the past

    Both are excellent IMO.
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    Re: Looking for a beginner oud

    Montale is my recommendation as well. My favourite is Dark Aoud, which is a woody synthetic with less floral notes. It's not real oud, but the smell is fantastic.
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    Re: Middle of the Road Vetiver

    +1 Diptyque's Vetiveryo, except make sure you go with the EDP, or longevity will be an issue.

    Also, Phaedon Black Vetiver is a clean modern spin with a hint of chili pepper to make it interesting.
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    Re: Easter Fragrance, whatcha gonna wear ?

    Every Easter for the past 20 years or so.

    Dior Eau Sauvage
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    Re: Lubin Itasca (New Formulation for 2018)

    A good fragrance. Hope the new version doesn't deviate too much from it's predecessor.
  44. Re: Candidates for Backup Bottles in my Collection

    My thoughts exactly....
  45. Re: Creed Imperial Millesime vs. Creed Virgin Island Water (Better Summer Scent?)

    MI for me. I just like the scent better. IMO VIW smells exactly like Hawaiian Tropic suntan lotion.
  46. Re: habit rouge edt or edp? current formula opinions.

    Both very good, but not different enough to own both. I recommend the EDP, as I personally find it to have better depth in the notes.
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    Re: Your Most Worn Serge Lutens/Masculine Take?

    I have not tried everything from this house, but the one I like the most is Filles en Aiguilles. While most are sort of sweet concoctions, Filles en Aiguilles is a smokey woodsy creation. Not for...
  48. Re: Men’s Fragrances You Wish Houses Would Release?

    Totally agree with the comments on Carven and Caron. Would love to see something new, but yet ties into their current product lines.
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    Re: My favourite vetivers ( uncompleted list )

    I agree with these recommendations and would add;

    Vettiverio by Dyptique
    Vetiver by L.T. Piver (if you can find it)
    Infusion de Vetiver by Prada

    I also love CDG Vettiveru, but it's hard to...
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    Re: Favourite Green fragrances?

    D.S. & Durga Boston Ivy. Leafy green, with hints of ocean salt.
  51. Re: Your Top 5 Fragrances For Spring (March, April, May)?

    Diptyque's Tam Dao EDP
    Atelier's Vetiver Fatal
    Creed Royal Mayfair
    Houbigant Fougere Royale
    Guerlain Habit Rouge EDP
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    Re: Suggestions for patchouli scent

    I would also recommend the Zegna, which is an excellent all around fragrance.

    Lorenzo Villerosi's Patchouli is well done, and a softer, truer version of patchouli, that has a minty, smokey tinge...
  53. Re: Looking for info on Mancera Aoud Vanille and Sand Aoud

    I like both Aoud Vanille and Sand Aoud. But between the two, you'll probably enjoy Aoud Vanille more, as it's sweeter and a fuller fragrance. Sand Aoud is drier and resinous, with a black currant...
  54. Re: Love is blind. But I just made a blind buy....

    You're going to like it judging by your prior opinions of AMen and BMen. Enjoy.
  55. Re: Which fragrances have you bought backup bottles for?

    None, but am thinking of buying a backup of Penhaligons Bayolea. Nothing is similar and I quite like it. I also feel Penhaligons may downsize their line and I'm not certain if it would be one...
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    Re: Summer 2018 : What should I pick guys ?

    Agree with this advice...
  57. Re: Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 = New Car Smell?

    No. Not similar at all to any of the new cars I've ever purchased.

    M1 smells like cedar tonic water to me, that is when I can actually smell any scent in it.
  58. Re: Notes/Categories You Prefer In A Fragrance.

    I've found I can like almost anything, if I find something well designed, with quality ingredients.

    I usually drift towards vetiver though.
  59. Re: 1st day. ( blind buy ) Royal Oud and Oud Wood....

    Both very nice indeed, but neither are my preferred our fragrance.
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    Re: Opinions on my latest sample "haul"?

    Agree with this. Love Sel Marin as well. All your samples are very nice in their own right.
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    Re: Current Guerlain Vetiver?

    I have a vintage bottle that was my father's from the 80's or 90's, and a bottle I purchased in 2012. I sparingly use the vintage as there's maybe only 5M left. Vintage is slightly stronger, but...
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    Re: Must have Creeds?

    The question is relative to one's taste and budget.
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    Providence Perfume Company

    Has anyone any experience with Providence Perfumes? I'm looking at their line and a few are interesting, namely the Bayrum and Heart of Darkness.
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    Re: A Shout Out To YSL Pour Homme

    Thanks Jack Hunter. I enjoy your reviews. I'll be looking to sample this one.
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    Re: Egoiste - What Happened?

    If you didn't have the vintage Egoiste vial, I doubt you would feel disappointed by the current version. I've always enjoyed the middle and dry down in the current formulation, but then I never knew...
  66. Re: Year Round Versatile Montale/Mancera Fragrances List

    From Mancera;
    Cedrat Boisee
    Sand Aoud
    Kumkat Wood

    From Montale;
    Blue Amber
    Red Vetiver
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    Re: Clean, fresh men's fragrance for daily wear

    Tabac Original. Cheap, but smells great.
  68. Re: For most fragrances, I've found it takes time to evaluate.

    I concur completely with the original post.
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    Re: Struggling with a vanilla choice

    I would also recommend Eau de Baux if you like Tobacco Vanille.

    If you like Vanilla Fatale I would recommend a decant as well. Especially if you're not going to wear it often. It's a very nice...
  70. Poll: Re: Which of these Olivier Polge Fragrances next?

    Valentino Uomo Intense.
  71. Re: What is your (favorite) Designer Fragrance that rivals Niche Fragrance in quality ?

    +1 Chanel Bleu
    +1 Dior Fahrenheit
    Guerlain L'Instant
    Guerlain Homme Eau Boise
    Guerlain Heritage
    Prada Infusion line

    Just to name a few....
  72. Re: Escentric Molecules 01: smell nothing. Return to notino or keep?

    Interesting. I've never heard this about cats before. Can you explain Trauerkraut?
  73. Re: What is your favorite LONGEST LASTING Fragrance ?

    There are so many that fit that description, but in general I would say the best I've experienced are;

    Amouage Jubilation 25
    Mancera Aoud Vanille
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanilla (almost too strong)
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    Re: Suggestions for Sampling with my Buddy

    I also agree with prior posts that you have a good line-up. I strongly concur with Tam Dao (get the EDP) as well as Green Irish Tweed. Some others to try;

    L'Occitane Eau de Cedrat - great summer...
  75. Re: Help me find: Modern, Green, Masculine fragrance

    Patrick of Ireland. Not too expensive either.
  76. Re: CHALLENGE! Virtual : BEST Cologne BEST BUY.

    Paloma Picasso's Minotaure is a great scent for @ $30.

    Nautica Voyage is also worthy at @ $20.
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    Re: Sweet sexy perfume for winter and night

    From your list, Musc Ravageur....
  78. Re: What is the most unique fragrance in your collection?

    D.S. & Durga Boston Ivy. Salty green oceanic scent, great for springtime.
  79. Re: AdP Colonia Intensa or Nicolai New York Intense

    They're pretty different fragrances. I like them both, so to me it depend on the occasion and/or situation for the day or evening.

    From a quality perspective I'd choose NY Intense, but AdP is...
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    Re: Amouage Memoir Man VS Montale Black Aoud

    This one's a tough call. There's aspects of both that I like and dislike.

    I probably would go with Montale Black Aoud, as the first hour of Memoir Man is torturous.
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    Re: Safe inoffensive clean cologne. Which one?

    Mugler Cologne is my first choice as well. Can't go wrong with it.
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    Re: Jo Malone: English oak & redcurrant

    Couldn't have said it better. It's an overpriced marketing scam.
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    Re: best Bond No. 9?

    I forgot Brooklyn and concur. It's a nicely constructed throwback chypre that can hold it's own.
  84. Re: What's your favorite fragrance from the house of Caron?

    Pour in Homme for me, although I like everything I've tried from Caron.
  85. Re: Scents in the same line as Polo, Floris 1962, TF Italian Cypress etc?

    Loewe Escencia is the first thing that came to my mind as well.

    Also, the new Tom Ford Anthracite sort of rings those bells.
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    Re: best Bond No. 9?

    I own a couple of Bond's and have had samples of many. Very few are worthwhile IMO. I would rank them as;

    Riverside Dr. - by far their most creative scent.
    Bleecker St.
    Great Jones
    Silver...
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    Poll: Re: Summer Classroom Fragrance

    L'Homme by a long shot. And yes, it's weak so buy a small atomizer to refresh or look for something better.

    I second the suggestion of Mugler Cologne.
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    Re: NEW: Givenchy - Gentleman Eau de Parfum !

    Hoping the Givenchy house is turning the corner. Will try. 2017 Gentleman was rather disgraceful IMO.
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Safari Batch Codes?

    Same for my Safari. I have a huge gift bottle that'll last me to eternity of the 3 digit Cosimar. Don't wear it often enough, but garners compliments when I do.
  90. Re: Looking for a casual daytime fragrance - leaning towards AdP Colonia

    ADP Colonia line are all very well done. The original Colonia is very classy, either dressed up or casual. I personally prefer the Essenza and Assoluta versions, as it has a bit more character and...
  91. Re: Jacques Bogart “Signature” Your Thoughts, I’m Wowed!

    I can recommend Bogart Pour Home as well. It's a cherry pipe tobacco with some depth. Slightly synthetic but still a great fragrance for @ $20. IMO its a better cool weather scent.
  92. Re: Is it worth spending $50.00 on these two Colognes ? Yes or No ?

    If you liked them, then it would seem reasonable to me.
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    Re: Scent Suggestions - Looking to Diversify

    Welcome. I agree that you should try Caron Pour un Homme.

    For a warm scent with a bit of character see if you can find Minotaure by Paloma Picasso. It's inexpensive and a favorite of mine that...
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    Poll: Re: Which of these three?

    I also would choose Bleu.
  95. Thread: Over 65

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    Re: Over 65

    All excellent suggestions.

    My first reaction is Dior Eau Sauvage, which I wear and love.
  96. Re: Jacques Bogart “Signature” Your Thoughts, I’m Wowed!

    Excellent fragrance.

    To my nose it's mostly lemon leaves over leather, oak moss and birch wood, with a dash of clove mixed in.
  97. Re: ......"then I saw her face, now I'm a Be-aver!" Zoologist.

    Have not tried this one. Now I'm interested.
  98. Re: Taues L'Air du Desert Marocain, nice but, waaaaaay over hyped IMHO !

    Same here...I really don't perceive it as a vanilla centric scent. I like it, but don't own it.
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    Re: Your favorite PRADA fragrances?

    Amber pour Homme is the only one I sorta like. The rest are generic IMO.
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    Re: Your Top Work Rotation Fragrances

    I'm in the "random draw" category too.
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