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  1. Interesting. Taking into account that neither...

    Interesting. Taking into account that neither Original Vetiver nor Original Santal smell like Vetiver or Santal, my hopes are not very high for Creed's take on Cologne. Nevertheless, I'll give it a...
  2. Re: When is the proper time to wear YSL M7? Can it be a work scent?

    It depends on your work environment. I've worn it to work before--two shots to the chest--and it was very nice. Give it a shot, and if nobody says anything, I wouldn't trip. If you're really...
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    Re: Current thoughts on Acqua Di Gio

    I picked up a small bottle a few months ago and am glad I did. Very easy to wear and smells nice. Is it the best in my wardrobe? Not by a long shot. Yet, it's the one I find myself reaching for...
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    Re: Pure Malt Oak Casks

    I know what you are saying, but it seems pretty clear from the TM website, as well as others, that the perfume was submerged in oak casks and aged. (It even says so on the box.)

    And that's a...
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    Pure Malt Oak Casks

    Was there whisky--or any other spirits for that matter--in the casks before they used them for Pure Malt, or were they never used for anything else? Is it the oak that gives it that edge, or is it a...
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    Re: Why is Acqua Di Gio so popular??

    Acqua di Gio is somewhat of a phenomenon, imo. And I think that AdG has remained so popular because it's very simple: it smells good and it is easy to wear. Period. It is a more modern take on a...
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    Re: Your most worn fragrance (2010)

    It would probably be Terre d'Hermes. Whereas it is not my favorite fragrance, it is one of the easiest to wear.
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    Re: Looking for the next scent with cloves

    Check out the new 7 Loewe.
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    Strange SA experience--Antaeus overdose

    Last night I popped into a perfume store to check out what was new. I noticed the new Marc Jacobs (Bang), picked up the bottle, and just when I was about to spray it, an SA came out of nowhere and...
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    Re: Le Labo Cuir 28 ~ Dubai City Exclusive

    The SA said it would be in next week. We'll see...
  11. Thread: 7 Loewe

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    Re: 7 Loewe

    @Hasupk, I found this at the Paris Gallery in Abu Dhabi. I'm not sure what the release date is for the states. Hopefully soon.

    My initial impressions were along the lines of a darker Cacherel,...
  12. Thread: 7 Loewe

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    7 Loewe

    Wow! This is what I'm talking about. Very masculine and quite different from many of the other releases lately. The opening reminds me a bit of Cacherel pour L'Homme, but more with more chest hair...
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    Re: Le Labo Cuir 28 ~ Dubai City Exclusive

    Thanks. I would like to smell it once it does come out, though. The exclusives sound pretty nice.
  14. Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    lol!
  15. Re: Is Bulgari Man like a modern day Grey Flannel?

    Amen to that. I don't get any similarities between GF and this.
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    Re: Le Labo Cuir 28 ~ Dubai City Exclusive

    I'll be in Dubai this Friday so I'll give it a sniff. Any idea where it might be? Paris Gallery would be my first bet.
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    Re: Year Round Date Night/Night out Scent?

    I'll second Dior Homme. I've worn this year round for nights out and found it excellent every time. And the wife loves it.
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    Re: TOP 10, summer fragrances 2010

    I'm not sure if I'll have that big of a rotation, but so far it is looking like:
    -Versace Pour Homme
    -Kouros Cologne Sport
    -Marc Jacobs for Men
    -L'Artisan Timbuktu
  19. Re: What fragrance smells like Speed Stick Musk?

    I don't think Kouros Cologne Sport smells like it at all. Both are awesome, but not similar in my opinion.
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    Re: S o t D - Monday 1st February 2010

    Guerlain Vetiver
  21. Re: BMM10 Selection Show! Will your selections make the big dance?

    This is awesome! Oh man, Acqua di Gio takes on Guerlain Heritage in the first round. That's rough. :grin:
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    Re: S o t D - Saturday - 30th January 2010

    SotD: Terre d'Hermès
    SotE: Body Kouros
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    Re: S o t D ---- Friday - 29th January 2010

    SotD: Chanel pour Monsieur (vintage formulation)
    SotE: Dior Homme
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    Re: Latest Yatagan Formulation: What's missing?

    Interesting. I've never sampled the original, thus I can only go by what I have read and heard. I guess it is good to know that what I have isn't too far off from the original.

    Thanks!
  25. Re: Deodorant for every day use: which one do you use?

    Tom's of Maine unscented. I like Woodspice in the summer time, though.
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    Re: Latest Yatagan Formaulation: What's missing?

    You're right about the celery, yet on the other hand I don't pick up any castoreum or leather at all in the current formula. In fact, there's nothing animalic whatsoever about the scent.

    Thanks...
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    Re: Voyage d’Hermès by Hermès

    Nice! I can't wait to try this one. When I first read that it was a "fresh, musky woods scent" I was a little underwhelmed, yet JCE's brief--and the fact that it is unisex--makes me think that it...
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    Latest Yatagan Formulation: What's missing?

    I really enjoy the scent, but get none of the "nasty", "skanky", or animalic accords that people mention.

    Now, Osmoz lists what I believe are the notes from the original (1976) formula:
    Top...
  29. Poll: Re: Rive Gauche: Masterpiece, Nice, or Mediocre?

    I voted nice. I love the scent and wear it often, but find it too derivative to be a masterpiece.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 27th January, 2010

    Rive Gauche pour homme
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    Re: S o t D: Saturday, 23rd January 2010

    Terre d'Hermes
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    Re: What is the most complex YSL scent?

    Indeed. Kouros is an incredible journey from beginning to end.
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    Re: S o t D: Friday, 22nd January 2010

    SotD: Terre d'Hermes
    SotE: Dior Homme
  34. Re: Which bottle did you regret getting rid of?

    Chanel Antaeus and Millesime Imperial. Both are still sorely missed.
  35. Re: New Cool Water: Ice Fresh! (no way another Cool Water?)

    I thought they turned the corner with the release of Hot Water. Guess not.

    To infinity and beyond!!
  36. Sounds wonderful. I haven't been to Mecca since...

    Sounds wonderful. I haven't been to Mecca since Hajj in 2006. Beautiful memories, yet there are many I can't recall.

    Perhaps this one will bring them back?
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    Re: S o t D : Tuesday, 19th of January

    Terre d'Hermès
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    Re: SOTD - Monday - 18th Jan 2010

    Terre d'Hermès
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    Poll: Re: Average amount of sprays ??

    LOL! That looks hella fun though, seriously.
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    Re: Creed IS worth the money

    Definitely. I'd never pay retail price for a bottle of Creed. Grey market all the way, baby!
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    Re: Allure Homme Sport Vs. Bulgari Aqva?

    Both are very nice, but I find AHS to be a little cloying in the drydown. Pick up a sample of each at your local Macy's, Dillard's, etc., and give them a couple days' wearings. Then choose the one...
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    Re: Leather - a study in 3 parts

    Have you tried Royal English Leather by Creed? I find this one to be of the most luxurious scents I've ever worn, almost too much so. It is not edgy at all and is certainly like the "high grade...
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    Re: SotD: Saturday, 16th January, 2010

    Started the day off with Black Tourmaline and then moved to Black Aoud.
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    Re: So until an hour ago, I thought...

    This.

    If you enjoy a fragrance, who cares what anyone else thinks. I'd never stop liking something just because it gets no love on the boards.
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    Re: S o t D, Friday 15th January, 2010

    SotD: Terre d'Hermes
    SotE: Egoiste

    Happy Friday everyone!!
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    Re: A*Men wearable for school?

    LOL! Your classmates will LOVE you! Especially considering the fact that you will be indoors for lengths of time.

    Seriously though, I would wear A*Men to school, but very sparingly--about two...
  47. Re: Some advice on my first niche purchase pretty please?

    I wouldn't buy a niche fragrance just because it is niche; it is not like "niche" means better. (Check Master-Classer's excellent post above.) However, if there is a niche scent on the boards here...
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    Re: What do minerals smell like?

    Thanks for the replies. And I think I get the mineral thing after a few of the above examples.

    Mario, I would still like to get my hands on a bottle of Vetiver, though. Perhaps that will drive...
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    Re: What do minerals smell like?

    No, that helps actually. I get this almost grey sharpness. Perhaps that's it? Beautiful, really.
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    Re: Your 1st Scent

    Drakkar Noir. It was a Cotillion gift from my parents.

    I think the first scent that I bought for myself was either Ralph Lauren Safari or Polo Crest.
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes Parfum -My Review

    Fantastic review! I just read that Osmoz classifies this one as a woody-chypre.

    top notes - Orange, Shiso, Grapefruit
    heart note - Flint, Mineral Notes
    base note - Woody Notes, Oak Moss,...
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    What do minerals smell like?

    Terre d'Hermès is one of my favorite scents, but I can't seem to wrap my head around it. I can follow the opening of orange and grapefruit...and then I get totally lost. The cedar and vetiver of...
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    Re: Is this a good analogy of "Niche"?

    LOL! That's great!

    Niche to me means more artisan/artsy, smaller production, little advertising, higher cost, smaller/exclusive audience. It does not mean better, although many niche scents are...
  54. Re: Can't believe I'm looking for a "fresh" scent....

    +1 for Eau Sauvage. I also like Mugler Cologne, Eau d'Orange Verte, Acqua di Parma, any of the eaux de cologne, and Bulgari PH. There are also many different interpretations of "fresh," so choose...
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday 12th January, 2010

    Terre d'Hermès
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    Re: S o t D, Monday 11th January, 2010

    L'Artisan Timbuktu
  57. Re: Creed Green Irish Tweed 75ml bottle: Why is it not black?

    I believe that Millesime Imperial is the same: gold for the 120 and clear for the 75.
  58. Re: Chandler Burr reviews all 3 mens Clive Christian Scents... and loves them!

    I stand corrected.
  59. Re: Chandler Burr reviews all 3 mens Clive Christian Scents... and loves them!

    "More interesting is No. 1 For Men by the perfumer Patricia Choux, if only because virtually no one would identify it as being intended for men – a characterization that perhaps should top the list...
  60. David, Great interview and we are really...

    David,

    Great interview and we are really honored to have you on board. I liked how you mentioned that the industry has been steadily producing light, airy, watery scents for over a decade and now...
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 7 Jan 2010

    L'Artisan Timbuktu
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    Re: S o t D, Wednesday, 6 January 2010

    SotD: L'Artisan Timbuktu
    SotE: Dior Homme
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday 5th January 2010

    ysl m7
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    Re: auction of awesomeness - I lol'd

    Wow, they sell at Saks for $24. Let's get two for $50!
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday 5th January 2010

    Black Aoud
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    Re: S o t D, Friday 1st January 2010

    SotD: Rive Gauche pour homme
    SotE: Body Kouros

    Happy New Year everyone!!
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday 31st December 2009

    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: S o t D, Wednesday, 30 December 2009

    Terre d'Hermès
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    Re: S o t D, Sunday, 27 December 2009

    SotD: Rive Gauche pour homme
    SotE: Body Kouros
  70. Re: S o t D, Friday - 25th December 2009 - Merry X'Mas !!!

    Vintage Chanel pour Monsieur

    Thanks Barry and Happy Holidays to all!
  71. Re: I might as well just wear Rive Gauche every day

    I'm finding that I'll reach for this more than just about anything else. It is easy to wear, versatile, always appropriate, and gets lots of compliments. I could probably have this and about two...
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 22 December 2009

    Rive Gauche pour homme
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    Re: "smells like a man should"... Old Spice

    I really like the OLD Old Spice, and I don't know if it was intended for a woman, but I do have a question of my own...

    Has Old Spice been RE-reformulated? The reason I ask is that when P&G...
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    Re: S o t D - Monday 21 Dec 2009

    Kouros
    ...from yesterday. :evil:
  75. Thread: Nice Aquatic

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    Re: Nice Aquatic

    Nautica Oceans is supposed to be nice.
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    Re: S o t D, Sunday 20 December 2009

    Kouros

    ...and the Raiders win! A great weekend overall.
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    Re: is the opposite of oceanic , arctic ... ?

    Fascinating! I never would have guessed.
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    Re: is the opposite of oceanic , arctic ... ?

    Actually, I would think that the opposite of oceanic would be desertic. To answer your question, though, I'm not sure what notes would evoke the arctic. Mint? Polar bear musk glands?

    Hmmm......
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    Re: Fragrance for a snowstorm

    From your wardrobe, I would go with Dior Homme, Escada Homme, or Jaipur. My favorite snowstorm scent would have to be A*Men, though.
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    Re: S o t D, Saturday, 19 December 2009

    Kouros
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    Re: YSL Appreciation

    :thumbup: YSL would have to be my favorite "designer" line as well. I haven't tried much of their new stuff since L'Homme, or all of the Opium flankers, but just about everything else is a big home...
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    Re: S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    Caron Yatagan
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    Re: kurous question

    1. Original Kouros: year round. This juice is excellent when it really heats up. Perfaddict hit it on the head about it having to be washed away. Honestly, I can smell this one at least two days...
  84. Thread: Yatagan

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    Re: Yatagan

    Ahh, Yatagan. My wife says it reminds her of a super-nasty scratch-and-sniff she experienced when she was a kid. That being said, I don't get much love when I wear it and have never received a...
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    Re: Your best layering combos

    Bulgari PH + Eau Sauvage. Equal sprays of each. It is really incredible: a beautiful, citrus, summer musk.

    Dior Homme + Guerlain Vetiver

    Dior Homme + Quorum. I find this one works best...
  86. Re: ~~! S o t D --- Monday, 14th December 2009 !~~

    Bulgari Aqua
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    Re: S o t D, Friday, 11 December 2009

    Hanae Mori - H.M.
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 7 Dec 09

    Guerlain Héritage
  89. Re: Is there such thing as a restrained version of JPG's Le Male?

    You might want to give Cuba Gold a try. It is a cheap scent (around $5 to $12) and is found in most mall boutiques. Very similar to Le Male, if not a complete rip-off, yet at the same time not...
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 5 December, 2009

    SotD: YSL Rive Gauche PH
    SotE: Chanel Égoïste
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 4 December, 2009

    YSL Kouros
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    Re: Ladies - What do you all think of Kouros?

    It's official: tomorrow's SotD!! :D
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    Re: Spouse/Fragrance Conflicts

    My wife loves some of my scents and hates others. However, she just pulled a complete 180 on Kouros, going from hate to pure love. :thumbsup:

    On the other hand, I just bought another bottle of...
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    Re: Looking for a dark chypre

    I agree with Van Cleef & Arpels PH. This one has zero sweetness going on. Black flowers, leather, and musk.
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    Re: Number of sprays. What's your record?

    I think I hit 12 of M7. It was during a snowy, Canadian winter, and I was bundled up in layers. At the time I thought it smelled really nice, but it was probably pretty obnoxious, especially...
  96. Thread: Egoiste?

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    Re: Egoiste?

    Given your current wardrobe choices, I would certainly recommend Egoiste; I think it would fit right in. It is one of my all-time favorites, ranking in my top three Chanel masculines. Classy,...
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 02 December 2009

    SotD: Rive Gauche pour homme
    SotE: Caron's Yatagan
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday 01 December 2009

    SotD: Rive Gauche pour homme
    SotE: Tom Ford for Men
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    Re: SotD: Monday, 30th November, 2009

    Rive Gauche pour homme
  100. Re: What happened to Vibert's reviews and recent posts?

    All the best, Vibert. I've learned a lot from reading your posts. Take care and may you find success in every direction.
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