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  1. Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    I like it. It's beautiful. Very guerlainesque but I agree that this has been done before. Where Guerlain completely fails is at the name. How bland an unimaginative is L'Homme Ideal? At first I...
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    Re: Fruity opening, woods in the drydown

    Jubilation XXV
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    Sticky: Re: Has GIT been reformulated?

    Hmm. If the juice in the old bottle changed over time I would not expect the fleeting top notes to be more prominent. But who knows....
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    Sticky: Re: Has GIT been reformulated?

    I don't know. Maybe 8-10 Years. The new one was bought this Year.
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    Sticky: Has GIT been reformulated?

    I found an older bottle of GIT in my cubboard and I noticed that the scent is significantly different when compared to my more recent versions. The opening is less green and the hissing violet note...
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    Re: I just bought Kouros

    You did well! Kouros is great. One of the best male fragrances ever made. It's a pity YSL removed all the civet from the current reformulation. They tamed it quite a lot but it's still good. I bet...
  7. Re: What is the cleanest, soapiest, fresh out of the shower frag out there?

    Gold Man
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    Re: Is civet a dated note in fragrance?

    Amouage Gold (Man and Woman): Civet galore!
  9. Re: What fragrance can you literally wear everyday and never get tired of?

    Amouage Gold Man
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    Re: Amouage Gold Man as every Day scent?

    One of the majour achievements of Gold is that it's so well blended and linear that all notes all mix perfectly without anything really standing out. The frankinscense is clearly there but not in...
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    Re: Amouage Gold Man as every Day scent?

    Well, because many reviewers think that it is loud and offensive and I am a social beeing that cannot allow himself to not worry about what people around me think or feel.
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    Re: Amouage Gold Man as every Day scent?

    So, two weaks of wearing AGM on a daily basis and I'm still liking it very much. There have not been any negative comments so far.
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    Re: I ruined my Aventus!

    LOL! That was my thought also. How can something be ruined, that is already bad to start with?
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    Re: Aventus: The Ghost! The Beast!

    Hideous stuff. Sorry. One of the two boddles I own is serving as room spray in my toilet at the moment.

    Edit: Why do I own two boddles if I don't likle it? Don't ask....
  15. Re: The reason for the sticky: men don't wear fragrance for themselves but to catch gurls

    Bring the happily married guy that I am I have no need to catch girls. I wear fragrance mostly for myself with respect for the sensibilities of others (inoffensive fragrances, moderate application)....
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    Re: Your most versatile fragrance

    Amouage Gold Man
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    Re: Aggressive scent for buisnessman

    Amouage Epic Man! This is the most potent fragrance on the planet.
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    Re: Best Sillage Day Fragrance

    Kouros. They have tamed it considerably with the latest reformulation (the civet has been taken out) but it still has enough sillage and staying power for a whole day. Prior to formulation this...
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    Re: Amouage Gold Man as every Day scent?

    It's not a soap you will find in department stores but the one you can buy in large irregularly shaped blocks in the south of France or the one you would find in a expensive Hotel in Paris in 1920.
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    Re: Amouage Gold Man as every Day scent?

    That's one of the reasons why I had to buy this scent. I had a sample of the shower gel and found it absolutely irresistible. The second reason is that I crave for civet and since they have removed...
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    Re: Amouage Gold Man as every Day scent?

    Thanks. I was quite surprised how suitably for wearing it in public I found AGM when I was wearing it for the first time after reading all the reviews on basenotes. I mean it is strong and opulent...
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    Amouage Gold Man as every Day scent?

    Finally pulled the trigger on AGM. This has a really soapy vibe to me like expensive shaving cream and hand milled French soap. For this reason I guess that it could actually work for daily wear if...
  23. Re: What is the most sexy, masculine, awesome fragrance you can think of?

    Oh yes!
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    Re: Lemony Scent Colonge Needed !!!!!!!

    What about Eau Sauvage? Lemony certainly and, IMHO, also creamy.
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    Re: "Heavenly dry-down"

    Kouros: Amber with a dash of civet
    GIT: Floral metallic amber (ambroxan)
    EPIC Man: Creamy oudh
    No88: Dry musk and sandalwood
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    Re: Kouros and Civet?

    There's a slight urinous note in the drydown besides the ambergris. That's the civet! Love it!
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    Re: Eau Sauvage • Extrait •

    Blind bought a bottle today. Beautiful flacon design with a nice magnetic cap. The opening is promising, really heavy on the myrrh and the vetiver and I get frankincense too (it reminds me of another...
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    Re: After Shaves of Favorite Fragrances

    Eau Sauvage after shave is great. Very invigorating. I particularly like the fact that the juice is green whereas the EDT is yellow.
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    Re: Water only hair care

    Great to have a woman on this thread!
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    Re: Water only hair care

    No problem my friend.
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    Re: Eau Sauvage • Extrait •

    Kouros perfume! Please!
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    Re: Water only hair care

    I just want to repeat again, if I may, this method does not, I repeat: DOES NOT mean you don't wash your hair. You do wash it, but without shampoo. Shampoo surely does facilitate the process of...
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    Re: Water only hair care

    When I decided to start this thread I knew that this subject would eventually raise negative comments and make people trying to make fun of it. But that's perfectly OK. This is a open forum and...
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    Re: Water only hair care

    That's just about the whole point: This method doesn't mean you don't wash your hair. You wash it, but only with water and the result should be that, after some weeks of adjustement, your hair looks...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage • Extrait •

    I respect your opinion. I didn't particularly like the old ES Extreme but it was a interesting, strong and fierce interpretation of the ES theme. This one should be named differently since it's...
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    Re: Fresh and elegant scent to wear to work

    Citrusy and fresh? I am surprised, that Eau Sauvage wasn't mentioned yet. But on the other hand, if you already find Aventus grandfather like, ES probably isn't for you...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage • Extrait •

    Again, what's your source? And why myrrh? I wasn't avare, that ES contains Myrrh...
  38. Thread: Acteur

    by Ender
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    Re: Acteur

    But has it been relaunched or is it still discontinued? I haven't seen it in any store and it's not listed on the azzaro homepage....
  39. Thread: Acteur

    by Ender
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    Acteur

    This one by Azzaro was one of my favourites back in the nineties. Then it was discontinued (or wasn't it and I just have lost track of it?). Based on a thread here in the forum I just happened to...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage • Extrait •

    What is your source? There's nothing about it on Dior's official homepage.
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    Re: Eau Sauvage • Extrait •

    I hope it has nothing to do with that awful new relaunch of ES Extreme.
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    Re: Your favorite soapy frags ?!?

    Kouros and No.88
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    What is this stuff about batch numbers. Isn't every bottle of a perfume supposed to smell the same?
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    Re: Water only hair care

    It's certainly true, that you cannot wash away all the grease with water alone, but there is a reason why our body produces grease for the protection of skin an hair. To wash away all the grease with...
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    Re: Water only hair care

    But that's exactly the point. This method is supposed to work by washing dirt of by water alone. Soap makes it easier but water alone will do, it just takes longer. ( I'm actually spending more time...
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    Re: Water only hair care

    Do you wash your hair daily with water now and what about smell?
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    Re: Water only hair care

    Mine doesn't look or feel greasy. It's sort of cakey but it looks well and not unkempt or badly groomed at all. I was a little concerned about the smell but I let my wife take a sniff and she said...
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    Re: Water only hair care

    Great. Please share your experiences! Please note than in the beginning, your hair will tend to look greasy. That will go away after some time. In the meantime you can try the "conditioner only"...
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    Re: Kouros from 2003 (Yet another Kouros thread)

    I know that stuff since the 80ties and it still smells the same to me. If they changed anything then it's subtle. But I'm sure others here won't agree and state that the differences are huge.
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    Water only hair care

    I stumbled upon this hair care method on the www, allegedly used by many filmstars and models, which basically means that you use nothing but water to wash your hair (no shampoos, conditioners...
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    Re: Longest longevity you have ever experienced?

    First is Amouage Epic by far. This one stayed more than 24 hours on my skin three showers and one sauna session included!

    Second ist Kouros.
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    Re: I'm Loving Azzaro Pour Homme

    Great fragrance that evokes childhood memories. In fact, this was one of my first scents back in the 80ies when I was a teenager. Just tried it yesterday and I have it slightly different in memory...
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    Re: NEW Eau Sauvage Extreme

    Wow that's bad! I didn't particularly like the old Eau Sauvage Extreme but it was a fierce and interesting interpretation of the magnificent original. But this bland and generic concoction doesn't...
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    Re: Summer Fresh Fragrance

    Believe it or not: Kouros is magical in hot weather and I would even consider it fresh, but in a dirty way!
  55. Thread: summer incense

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    Re: summer incense

    Kouros!
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    How many scent components are in a perfume?

    I don't mean notes, like in the scent pyramid, but actual scent components (essential oils and aromachemicals)? Sure that this depends on the cologne, but is there a rule of thumb for a simplicistic...
  57. Re: Finally bought Kouros,, yes I am sorry for another Kouros thread

    I admire your confidence and swagger! Me myself I work in a field where interaction with other people is essential and a garantee of my professionnal succes. For that reason and at work I simply...
  58. Re: Finally bought Kouros,, yes I am sorry for another Kouros thread

    True, but as far as I'm concerned, Kouros should rather be worn by young to middle aged men. (20-40). I (43), a huge Kouros fan, was actually asking myself if I'm already too old for it. I think we...
  59. Re: Finally bought Kouros,, yes I am sorry for another Kouros thread

    Kouros is great but being easy on the trigger is a good advice. More than one spray and you will rapidly end up being "that guy" in the office.
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    Re: No. 88 / Cuba are disgusting.

    French soap! That was exactly my first thought, when I smelled it for the first time.
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    Re: No. 88 / Cuba are disgusting.

    Old Spice? Now that's disgusting.
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    Re: No. 88 / Cuba are disgusting.

    When my wife smells 88 on me, she starts purring like a cat...
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    Re: No. 88 / Cuba are disgusting.

    [QUOTE=trapper;2064205]
    I never thought I could say that a fragrance smells like a corpse, but this is it. QUOTE]

    I know what corpses smell like, in different states of decay, believe me, and I...
  64. Thread: Vintage Kouros

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    Re: Vintage Kouros

    Kouros is still the real deal! No reformulations as far as I can tell and I wear it now on a regular basis for almost 22 years.
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia

    I was rather surprised when lately someone asked me if I was wearing Aqua di Parma when in reality I just had put on a modest amount of Kouros. The surprise rapidly was replaced by understanding. The...
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    Re: Why Eau Sauvage dont last, whyyyy?

    Not true. Kouros, one of the best scents ever, has stellar longevity! ;-)
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    Re: Why Eau Sauvage dont last, whyyyy?

    Spray it on yor forearm, the hairy part, and you will see that it easily outlasts 6 hours. It's not meant to project as others already have put out but the person you get close to will smell it even...
  68. Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    Interesting. Yesterday at the changing room of the gym some nice fellow asked me if I was wearing Aqua di Parma just after having put on Kouros. I never thought that these two could be mistaken for...
  69. Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    I thought the Basenotes pet theme was "Green Irish Tweed smells like Cool Water"...
  70. Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    I'm neither I guess ;). Kouros is the perfume for the frenchman inside of me. It puts a big smile on my face and it makes me feel good everytime and everywhere I smell it, may it be in a public...
  71. Re: Name the four coldest, inhuman, emotionless, robotic fragrances in your collection

    No 88, Vetiver Extraordinaire and Eau Sauvage for me.
  72. Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    Thing is that I like wearing Kouros and I don't care what other people associate it with.
  73. I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    I honestly don't get all these people complaining about Kouros, one of my all time favourite collognes, smelling like urinal cake, toilet cleansing products or any other product related to human...
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    Frankincense in Aventus?

    Just sprayed this on paper and two hours later all the fruityness is replaced by smoke and wood. I'm detecting a pretty genereous amount of frankincense (not listed in the scent pyramid), or am I...
  75. Re: Just had an opportunity to sample Czech and Speake no.88.

    It has been stated in this forum that N88 ist the fragrance Dracula would wear. That nails it in my opinion. It's morbid sure, but in an elegant and sophisticated way.
  76. Re: Just had an opportunity to sample Czech and Speake no.88.

    One of the best scents out there. My wife starts loosing all her clothes almost instantly when I put this on, which can be quite embarrasing in public! :D
  77. Re: Is Luca Turin Unfair in His Two-Star Review of Fahrenheit?

    Me too. Totally!
  78. Re: Niche fragrance that smells close to Aramis Devin

    It's not similar but is has the same herbal vibe along with less sweetness and much better longevity: French Lover
  79. Re: Have Guerlain Vetiver and Vetiver Extreme been repackaged?

    Based on a side to side comparison with the boddle I just purchased I can assure you that IMHO the formula has not been changed. Slight differences some users may have noticed may be due to batch...
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    Re: what to wear to the office in thailand.

    Everytime I'm in Thailand I wear Green Irish Tweed. Works fantastic in hot humid weather!
  81. Creed, different notes listed in UK and US online stores!

    Example Green Irish Tweed:

    UK:
    Lemon, Verbena, Peppermint
    Violet Leaves
    Iris, Sandalwood, Ambergris

    US:
    Verbena, Iris
    Violet Leaves
  82. Re: Green Irish Tweed lovers, what do you think about Aventus?

    Decant
  83. Re: Green Irish Tweed lovers, what do you think about Aventus?

    Perhaps that my sample has the wrong batch number but I find Aventus a really mediocre if not downright bad scent. Some drops of pineapple on a ton of synthetic smelling musk and amber... GIT on the...
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    Re: My SOTD Amouage Epic Review

    The drydown is the best part of Epic. Creamy oudh that lasts for hours and hours and hours and hours....
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed - or - Aventus?

    GIT by a long shot. Aventus? I honestly don't understand the hype.
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    Re: Luca Turin and Creed

    I agree with everything that Luca says: The only truly great scent by this company, in my opinion, is Green Irish Tweed.
    I also happen to agree with him, that Cool Water is the better scent than...
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    Re: Amouage Jubilation XXV

    Stupid question: how can you state on the projection and sillage of a scent that you're wearing?
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    Re: The Final Verdict: Dior Fahrenheit

    Fahrenheit was my signature when it came out (1988 or when was it?). It was the most profound fragrance experience of my life when I first sampled this. This scent was a revolution back then and not...
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    Re: The Final Verdict: Dior Fahrenheit

    The actual version is a joke compared to the vintage juice.
  90. Re: Which Frag Would Make You Smell Like Darth Vader?

    C&S No. 88
  91. Re: Is there any scent on the market with real agarwood in it?

    What about the Amouage offerings ? They're expensive enough to contain the real thing, aren't they? Epic has a very oudh prominent drydown but since I have never smelled the real stuff I'm not able...
  92. Is there any scent on the market with real agarwood in it?

    I remember from reading "The Emperor of Scent" that real, non-synthetic oudh is really hard to get, even if you go to look for it in India (Apparently Luca Turin was searching a long time in indian...
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    Re: Question on vintage Amouage Gold

    Thanks. BTW: 125 Swissfranks are 100 Euro.
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    Re: Question on vintage Amouage Gold

    You were right. This is it: http://www.parfumsraffy.com/amouagegoldcologne.html
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    Re: Question on vintage Amouage Gold

    I think you may be right. It said something like gentlemans cologne on the tester. But this was so potent. More potent than the actual EDP formulation. Too potent for a cologne version. But I cannot...
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    Question on vintage Amouage Gold

    As I was visiting one of our local perfume dealers earlier today with my wife, I spotted a nondescript perfume tester on the shelf somewhat hidden on the backshelf that had "Amouage" written on it....
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    Re: L'Heure Bleue for men too?

    I know that it is very en vogue in this forum for sophisticated men to wear female perfumes and I respect that, I really do! It just doesn't work for me. I have tried it several times and I failed. I...
  98. Thread: Amouage

    by Ender
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    Re: Amouage

    Considering that one spray of Epic Man does the same as three sprays of Green Irish Tweed in terms of sillage and longevity it isn't expensive at all, quite the contrary.
  99. Re: Amouage Lyric or Memoir !? For young professional, to wear at work....

    BTW: Is it on purpose that Amouage has misspelled their latest creation? Memory in French is actually spelled mιmoire and not memoir...
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    Re: Cowboyboots: Yay or Nay?

    Something else to consider is protection against the elements. If well maintained, boots keep you dry and warm in humid weather conditions (which is virtually 50% of the time where I live).
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