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  1. Re: Noob with particular tastes seeking recommendations

    Too many to address at once, but off the top of my head

    Nostalgia by Santa Maria Novella - gasoline and motor oil drying down to soft aged leather.

    Sel de Vetiver - for a seaside scent that...
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    Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    Very keen to sample this.

    In terms of ownership, nothing much, although wouldn’t be disappointed if Santa brought me a bottle of Menthe Fraiche...
  3. Re: Your "chore" scents or dumb grabs at the moment

    Bright Neroli

    Sometimes Dunhill Icon
  4. Poll: Re: Which Amouage and what color fits my personality?

    You sound like me :)

    Epic Man

    To be honest, I couldn't pick one colour. Maybe navy blue, grey, or an earthy brown.
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    Re: NEW Andy Tauer L'Air des Alpes Suisses

    I presume that, at the very least, there was a fake mustache involved (over the top of his actual mustache/goatee).
  6. Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Cologne - Gaining Popularity?

    Kill it with fire.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Went fragrance free for most of the day as I was going to be in the great outdoors in a national park, so I thought I’d fully focus on all aspects of nature, including the smells.
  8. Re: Comme des Garcons + Monocle Scent Four: Yoyogi

    Yo! Very interested. I’m a fan of the Monocle collaboration series. Sounds like my kind of green woody scent.
    I guess Yoyogi Park is iconic, despite being the site of a minor dengue outbreak a...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    If you use the button to the right of the reply with quote button to add each post you want to quote and then hit the reply to thread button you can quote multiple posts in one answer/post rather...
  10. Re: Illegal to wear fresh/citrusy scents at nighttime? Will I be sent to scent prison?

    It’s just a personal preference, especially as it can be cooler at night.
    Nothing to say you can’t wear fresh scents in winter, it’s just that most people don’t get the urge.

    Just avoid...
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    Re: No-Buy September (formerly No-Buy August)

    Holding strong and no potential pitfalls in sight.
  12. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    Tam Dao is pretty much straight up woods, so maybe not what you are looking for. It is creamy (the EDP) and feels very much like blonde woods.

    Wonderwood and WonderOud may be closer as there's a...
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    Re: cant believe what i saw at sephora

    I saw some guy apply about 20 sprays at the airport. Thank god I wasn’t on the same flight as him.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I harness worn ESP for a while so its time had come.
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    Re: If I created a niche fragrance house...

    I would stay well clear.

    You've used some blatantly horrible notes far too often.


    Tonka......ewwwwwwww
  16. Re: HELP: Fragrance-Personality Matching Challenge

    What you need is a well curated collection of scents as I don't think there's a single scent that can capture all those different facets.
    A chameleonic scent collection for the modern shapeshifter....
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Nothing. I never got around to applying a fragrance, and the timing just didn't work out.
    Working from home I did the stereotypical thing and dived straight into work still wearing my pajamas.
    By...
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    Re: Favorite Ferrari?

    I’d have to say the Dino, but the Testarosssa is pretty iconic.

    Of the perfumes, I’ve only tried Bright Neroli. It’s a dumb reach workhorse neroli scent. The almost medicinal vetiver and patch in...
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    Re: TAM DAO PARFUM alternatives

    Or fewer sprays ;)

    Seriously, if it’s an anosmia issue try spraying less a bit further from your nose.

    If it’s just that it becomes a skins scent/doesn’t have adequate projection after an hour...
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    Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    Nothing







    Well, maybe a bottle of Menthe Fraiche would round out my collection...
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    Re: The Ultimate 'Dark Blue' Thread

    I was being flippant, but as you pointed out BdC and others don’t necessarily smell dark blue, so while there is a common clean, non-aquatic thread tying many of them together, the dark blue image is...
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    Re: TAM DAO PARFUM alternatives

    Spray more or reapply during the day.

    I’m surprised you get poor longevity as I find it to be above average. Could it be anosmia from applying too much, or are you expecting to be in a cloud of...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Because people were badmouthing Oud Wood in another thread ;)
  24. Re: "K" by Dolce & Gabbana - new "secret" scent!?

    It’s good to be the K.


    MMK?
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    Re: The Ultimate 'Dark Blue' Thread

    It’s all a trick of the packaging. The power of suggestion.
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    Re: I dislike Oud Wood now

    I prefer real oud by itself.
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    Re: Are We Too Hard on Fragrance YouTubers?

    I generally avoid them and limit my criticism to the odd snarky comment on here.

    I really don’t like getting my information from videos. Not just perfume. Sometimes the visual presentation is...
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    Re: I dislike Oud Wood now

    The rosewood note is the best part :)

    Then again, I’ve never smelled rosewood essential oil, and my experience is based on CdG Palisander and the touch of rosewood in Tam Dao EdT.
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    Re: I dislike Oud Wood now

    Straight from the horses mouth. I’m still not about tot start layering them, especially because I enjoy them as is.

    Luckily I have never smelled Comet.
  30. Thread: Dark

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    Re: Dark

    Black by CdG. Does what it says on the bottle, although in terms of mood I find it rather uplifting.
  31. Re: how often is poor performance really your nose not performing

    Sometimes less is more. I generally apply lightly, and I’ve noticed scents become harder to smell when I apply more.
    Malware worth dialing the dose right down to see what that does.

    In most...
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    Re: I dislike Oud Wood now

    While I love it, I can totally understand this. They tend to a certain dense opaqueness with little development, which I can imagine getting monotonous and tiresome.
    I've also heard the "excuse"...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I don’t have any either so I’m out.
  34. Re: How would you rate/review a perfume if .....

    I generally wouldn’t give it a rating, and any review would be limited to forum posts.
    Generally I try to express those points in my comments and let people know that my perspective is skewed...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Because I often get an urge to wear newly acquired scents on consecutive days.
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    Re: Is Linearity Such a Bad Thing?

    Not necessarily. My favorite linear scents have an aroma profile that I love and I want that to hang around for as long as possible rather than changing and evolving. Does that mean I don’t want any...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Mont Blanc Explorer.

    Better than Aventus :p
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Because yesterday I said I was going to wear it today.
  39. Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Parfum 2019 Official Discussion

    Definitely a positive. I’m not a fan of vanilla, even though it does help the EdP feel rounder and less screechy. I’ll eventually get around to sampling this.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019

    Internet Explorer
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    Re: Alternative to Black Orchid?

    BO...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Aventus because spring.

    I will wear Explorer tomorrow because it arrived in the mail today after I had already put on Aventus.
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    Re: You smell like an old man

    LOL, Superdry
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    Re: No-Buy September (formerly No-Buy August)

    No buy September! This time for sure...
  45. Re: Do you notice your fragrances get stronger as they age?

    I’m yet to experience it.
  46. Re: Anyone here going to CANCEL Dior for their sauvage ad?

    This is the opinion that matters. Me speaking for native Americans or over them or getting outraged on their behalf without reference to their positions would be stepping out of my lane.


    ...
  47. Re: Anyone here going to CANCEL Dior for their sauvage ad?

    And isn’t that just one in a long line of offenses. Possibly one of the lighter offenses. Weren’t there some anti Semitic rants?
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    The blonde woods of Tam Dao seemed a good match with the white and beige I’m wearing.
  49. Re: Anyone here going to CANCEL Dior for their sauvage ad?

    There’s that too. I don’t have any Dior scents in my immediate to buy list so proclaiming that Dior is cancelled or I’m boycotting Dior would be a bit of empty grandstanding.
  50. Re: Anyone here going to CANCEL Dior for their sauvage ad?

    Isn’t there already a thread on this?

    personally, no. It seems tone deaf but I think they were trying to do the right thing.
    I found it more offensive that they used Depp despite the spousal...
  51. Re: Dior getting blasted for new Sauvage campaign

    Thats not what you were saying and not what I’m saying. Another straw man.
    It wasn’t a complaint about the original campaign or this one. It is a major issue/complaint, but if you want to bring the...
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    Re: The Fragrances We Would Buy Again

    2 Man and Tam Dao without hesitation.

    Others I’d have to think about. It will be years before I finish the bottles anyway, so it’s hard to say.
    Maybe Sel Marin. I’d always need a classic...
  53. Re: Dior getting blasted for new Sauvage campaign

    This is a straw man. Nobody is claiming that, and nobody claimed that with the original campaign which didn’t feature Native American culture.



    I kind of get what you mean. In the west we have...
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    Re: Acqua di gio profumo vs Kouros

    I was surprised to see the comparison, but people frequently post threads about 2 very dissimilar scents smelling exactly the same due to one shared note or ingredient so it doesn’t seem like...
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    Re: Your Most Worn August 2019

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    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/100/26130793-6983.jpg
    L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Extręme / Eau de Parfum by Guerlain
    3 wears





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    Re: Wife Hates Almost All Of My Fragrances...

    This.

    TBH I’m surprised it took until the 13th post in this thread for this to be stated :p
  57. Re: 4 new Laboratorio Olfattivo: Baliflor & Tuberosis (JC Ellena) & Tantrico & Vetyverso (Lucien Fer

    To me It seems to be an underutilized white floral. The trees are pretty ubiquitous here in Sydney, so they’re the smell of summer along with Jasmine, although jasmine is already in bloom even though...
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    Re: Acqua di gio profumo vs Kouros

    I was going to suggest it might be that they both have an incense note. Depending on how one perceives certain notes, they can make quite dissimilar scents smell alike if they feel prominent enough,...
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    Re: Ryan seacrest is a montale man

    I’m going to go out on a limb and guess it’s not worth my time googling who these two are.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    it was there under my signature as my scent of the day. Oud Wood.


    Today is LIDGE because I felt the need to it’s clean, dry patchouli again.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Unfortunately I have no Avon scents or anything in that spirit, so I will be sitting on the sidelines cheering on all the participants.
    I always enjoy reading Zealot Crusader’s in depth posts, etc....
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wanted something woody, but not as austere as Tam Dao or Kyoto.
  63. Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Parfum 2019 Official Discussion

    TBH I would’ve been rushing out to sample this if there were a prominent frankincense note. A solid frankincense and sandalwood heart/base would’ve been very tempting.
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    Re: No-Buy August

    Oh no, and now there’s a discount leading up to Father’s Day...


    Edit - aaaaand, I’m out. Couldn’t resist a discount and free shipping on 30ml of Mont Blanc Explorer. I was sure I’d make it...
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    Re: No-Buy August

    Doing fine. Father’s Day is September 1 in Australia and I have been slightly tempted to buy myself something for Father’s Day.
  66. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    I usually shower before bed so don’t wear any fragrance to bed, but if I skip the shower I’m just wearing my SOTD. Yesterday that happened with Wonderwood, which also presents plenty of opportunities...
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    Re: Most Pretentious Fragrance Names

    LOL. Winter is almost finished here, but there are still some snowflakes about.

    FWIW, this thread is about the name alone, and isn’t a comment on the quality of the fragrance or the celebrity...
  68. Re: 4 new Laboratorio Olfattivo: Baliflor & Tuberosis (JC Ellena) & Tantrico & Vetyverso (Lucien Fer

    Tuberosis is the only one I’d have little interest in trying.

    I’m always interested in sandalwood. I have a soft place in my heart for frangipani, even though I don’t think it’s a scent I would...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Ah yes, as they say, a gentleman on the street, but an Epic Man on the sheets...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Probably the last of the cold weather this winter, so it was time for a gourmand. The rain and cloud made the dry sensation from the patchouli just right.
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    Re: What you wore clubbing back in the day

    Deodorant - I hated fragrances at the time.

    To be honest, my clubbing was generally hot, sweaty and rave-like, so most fragrances would have been sweated off within a couple of hours. Maybe I...
  72. Re: 2019 Fall Fragrances You Plan To Wear/Obtain?

    If I can't find my decant of CdG Black then it's definitely time to grab a full bottle.
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    Re: Cloudy and strangely colored decants

    It happens to me. Especially after I’ve had them for a while.
    Still smells fine. My Jubilation XXV went like this in the cold weather recently.
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    Re: Captcha bot check for mobile device users

    Same, and had no issues for years, but suddenly got a load of them over a day or two. Now back to normal, I think.
  75. Re: News Story: Sexologist claims people come ‘flocking’ to her when she wears her own "Scent"

    Yeah, nah.
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    Re: penhaligon's castile.

    You’re both wrong. Everyone knows that any neroli prominent scent smells like Neroli Portofino :p

    Also, just because they both smell just like Neroli Portofino doesn’t mean they smell similar.
  77. Re: Is there a fragrance that smells like soy sauce mixed with honey?

    i was referring purely to soy sauce, although if one expanded it to the beans and products made from them you could get a wide range of smells.
    Eda mame I guess could be used for a green note...
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    Captcha bot check for mobile device users

    Implementation of the Capcha is a pain for mobile device users. I usually post from my phone, but this seems to be made for people using a computer and mouse. My understanding is that it tracks the...
  79. Re: Is there a fragrance that smells like soy sauce mixed with honey?

    Despite the fact that soy is often paired with sweeter ingredients like honey, sugar, mirin, etc. , it is a savory note, and most gourmands focus on sweets. Japanese sweets like mitarashi dango do...
  80. Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    As is mine. Just an opinion and I expect them to differ. Great list. This thread promises to be very educational.
  81. Re: So we have a cheaper way to produce orris butter?

    It may have been Octavian, but I think his blog is now defunct.
  82. Re: So we have a cheaper way to produce orris butter?

    That may have been me. I seem to remember reading something about that around the time that CdG released Sugi because iris was popping up everywhere at the time.
    No idea where I read that though....
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    Re: Dark-ish/Gourmand-ish Fig Fragrances

    This IS clean, green and woody. A wonderful scent, but not what you are looking for.
  84. Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    It’s worth noting that Vettiveru has been reformulated and is now Vettiveru2: and EdT which is apparently a bit darker and heavier.

    i have to disagree on Infusion de Vetiver, but one has to like...
  85. Re: How long have you been collecting fragrances, and do you have an end point?

    I started about 10 years ago and have slowly increased my number of full bottles and decreased the number of samples and decants.

    Im not sure there is an end point. Maybe move back in the other...
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    Re: penhaligon's castile.

    The opening is wonderful, but then after 15 minutes it moves onto a second act with no neroli, and to me it feels a bit disjointed. I understand the praise it gets, but it just didn’t click with me....
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    Re: Do you wear "male" parfum?

    My wife smells amazing in 2 Man, except she generally prefers not to wear any scent.
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    Re: Looking for a specific type of woody scent

    Hwyl is great if you're after something like Hinoki. To me it smells like a more natural version of Hinoki. It doesn't have the steamy note from the opening of Hinoki, and the base is dry moss rather...
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    Re: Looking for a specific type of woody scent

    i always forget about this one, but it’s excellent.
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    Re: Autumn Selections 2019

    THE autumn scent.




    A highly underrated scent in the SMN lineup. I’m surprised it doesn’t get more mention when people are looking for a woody scent.
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    Re: Looking for a specific type of woody scent

    Explorer by Mont Blanc - crisper and simpler than Aventus. Note go on about vetiver and patchouli, but it’s less patchouli prominent than Aventus. Opens with crisp bergamot before drying down to...
  92. Re: What do you do with the original box/presentation

    If I had the space I’d keep them, but I don’t so they usually get thrown out straight away.
  93. Re: Skin allergies - red spots & itchy skin- Fragrances

    Dior Homme Parfum leaves a red spot. Not itchy or painful or anything.
    The only solution I’ve found is not to spray on skin (spoiler - I still spray on skin).
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    Re: What is your TOP 3 DESIGNER of all-time??

    2 Man
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    Kyoto

    by Comme des Garcons.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Dunhill Icon for the tenuous connection between juniper and gin.
    Today would’ve been a good day for a G&T (22 c in the middle of winter). there seems to have a been a major gin boom and I’m...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Cocktail Day: A scent reminding you of a cocktail/liquor

    Which once again would seem to leave me with Guerlain Homme (run/mojito) as my leading choice.

    I guess I can claim a juniper/gin...
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    Re: Let's talk about Drakkarr NIOR

    Drakarr Nior?

    If that’s what your bottle says I’m pretty sure you’ve got a fake :p

    Sorry, I get the urge to make that dickish joke every time I see a misspelled scent name in a title. I’m sure...
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    Re: Serge Lutens testing

    I’d consider buying Santal Majascule, 5 O’Clock au Gingembre and Ambre Sultan.

    Others I find interesting, but not for me.
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    Re: Fragrance SMOTHERED by over spraying?

    Anosmia maybe.

    I have that effect with Oud & Bergamot. One spray and I can smell it all day. 2+ and I can hardly smell it.
    When I sampled Dior’s Patchouli Imperial the SA sprayer two sprays on...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    While I appreciate the enthusiasm for fragrances, I kind of feel the point of the thread has been misconstrued if one is posting every, or even the majority, of one's SOTDs...
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