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  1. Re: Obscure (odd) Niche scent that got you a surprising compliment -

    Amouage Opus VII. Beats me.
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    Re: Help me navigate through some leathers

    Atelier Gold Leather.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    An actual exchange this morning:

    Female colleague: "You know how I always know you're in the office?"

    Me: "Why?"

    Female colleague: "I can always smell your cologne"

    Me: "Is that a...
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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    Sehpora now carries L'Artisan in addition to Serge Lutens and Atlier Cologne....etc. Not sure if this applies to most Sephora locations, but I went to the new relocated Sephora in Square One.
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    Re: Yor most worn scent, ever....

    Toss up between Millesime Imperial and Body Kouros. But haven't worn either of these for the past year.
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    Re: Bottles and Decants for swap US/Canada

    Bumpster!
  7. Re: Dior Homme Intense making YSL La Nuit redundant?

    I might be in the minority, but I much prefer La Nuit than DHI. I also prefer just Dior Homme than DHI.
  8. Thread: Gender rating

    by HackerX
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    Re: Gender rating

    I can't lie, I think CK One is a masterpiece and kinda paved the road for other unisex fragrances. Just goes to show how brilliant Alberto Morillas is.
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    Parfums de Marly Byerley, Day 5.

    Surrendering after day 5, going away over the weekend and probably not bringing this with me. Too bad.
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    Parfums de Marly Byerley, Day 4.
  11. Re: How does your significant other deal with your fragrance habits?

    She supports it somewhat. She's a big fan of Creed and pretty much likes all the Creeds I wear. She has a small collection herself but mostly into designers.
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    Parfums de Marly Byerley, Day 3.
  13. Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    I have to agree with all the bashing. After testing this one for a whole day I must say this is one of the worst releases in recent years!
  14. Re: Bois d’Ascese Eau de Parfum by Naomi Goodsir

    Yes, the drydown of BdA is dominated by oakmoss with a little bit of amber (where you get the sweetness from). The oakmoss really gives off that 80s, 90s male powerhouse type of vibe in this...
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    Parfums de Marly Byerley, day 2.
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    Ok here we go: Parfums de Marly Byerley, Day 1.
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    Re: Looking for something unusual

    Kenzo Jungle Pour Homme
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    I'm definitely up to the challenge. There are very few fragrances I have that I would wear for a week straight. In fact, I wore a fragrance last week for 4 days straight, and I was still not tired...
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    Re: A good niche dating scent

    -New MFK Masculin Pluriel, MFK Amyris Homme
    -Divine L'Homme de Coeur
    -Parfums de Marly Herod
    -Amouage Beloved Man
    -Ulrich Lang Anvers 2
    -Dior Ambre Nuit

    ..........just to name a few
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    Re: Classy Skanky Animalics

    Get on a split of LM Parfums Hard Leather.
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    Re: Pluriel - My new fave from MFK

    Count me as a fan as well! It's not groundbreaking or edgy like some of his other fragrances, but it's just very pleasant, dominated by lavender, earthy notes and soft leather in the drydown. I...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    My wife usually doesn't like the fragrances i wear. But today she complimented me on my fragrance - Kilian Apple Brandy. It's a bonus that i happen to enjoy it too.
  23. Re: Best compliment you have ever gotten on one of your colognes

    The most memorable was at a previous workplace some years ago. We had a department golf day out. One of the girls in the department was on my team. Just when we were about to finish the last hole,...
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    Re: Scent for my wife

    Some of the ones I like on my wife:

    Chloe
    JImmy Choo
    Miss Dior Cherie
    Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche
    Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
    Givenchy Organza
    Creed Spring Flower
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    Bottles and Decants for swap US/Canada

    Up on the swap block are the following:

    Bottles:
    -Ulrich Lang Anvers 2 100ml with cap and box ~ 95%
    -Chopard Noble Cedar 80ml with cap and box ~ 90%
    -L'Essence de Cerruti Pour Homme 50ml with...
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    Re: L'Homme Sage - Absolutely Amazing

    Usually immortelle fragrances are made quite sweet, this however is more spicy and more mature. This fragrance is pretty much about incense and immortelle with spicy,woody and leathery undertones...
  27. Re: Amber Narguile, but more masculine? Cannot find this holy grail scent...

    +2 on Oajan
  28. Re: Similar to tom ford oud wood but with better longevity & projection

    Versace Oud Noir is pretty good, a more leathery, less sweet version of Oud Wood and lasts about 6-8 hours.

    Another one is Bond 9 Harrods Oud, also a more mature, less sweet version of Oud Wood...
  29. Re: Fragrances that smell wonderful...but you don't want to smell like it. (Mens/Unisex only)

    Ex-Idolo 33. I think it's a phenomenal fragrance and one of the best rose-based fragrances ever made, but too rosey for me to wear.
  30. Re: Best Vintage, Discontinued fragrance that still can be worn today (modern) -

    You should definitely kick yourself for letting your Cuiron go. Out of all the vintage discontinued stuff this one is definitely the best for me. I'm holding onto my bottle and will only wear it...
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    Re: Best Amouage for Men

    Having tried or owned most of this line I must say my favorite is Fate Man.
  32. Poll: Re: Puredistance M or Creed Spice and Wood for fall/winter?

    PDM by a hair, I think it's a better fragrance for fall/winter. Spice & Wood actually really excels in warm/hot weather.
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    Re: Best Men's Release This Summer?

    The new duo from Parfums de Marly - Galloway and Byerley.

    Though Galloway is released as a unisex scent it has that clean-musk, almost fresh-laundry type of smell that gives a more masculine...
  34. Re: What fragrances are popular in your country right now?

    Lots of Le Male and AdG still
  35. Thread: Fall exclusive

    by HackerX
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    Re: Fall exclusive

    Some good suggestions already. I'll add one of my personal Fall favorites - Yosh Sombre Negra.
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    Re: Next fragrances you plan on purchasing?

    Definitely:
    Parfums de Marly Galloway

    Maybe:
    One from the Parfums de Marly Arabian Breed collection.

    Really on a PdM kick lately!
  37. Re: Parfum De Marly Byerley - Has anyone tried or heard of this one?

    Byerley definitely revolves around vetiver, I guess it makes sense to have the green bottle. The other noticeable note is definitely cedarwood. I think these two notes are pretty much the stars of...
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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    I just want to say that I had a wonderful experience in Niche Essence. Absolutely beautiful boutique, very friendly and knowledgeable staff. I urge everyone to visit the boutique when given the...
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    Re: similar to terre d' Hermes?

    I think Divine L'Homme Infini is a clone to TDH also.
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    Re: Amouage Journey Man: mish-mash

    I thought I would really like this because some have linked it to Fate Man. But i was utterly disappointed.
    I was actually very impressed with the top notes, spicy pepper + sweet tobacco, one of...
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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    That's a huge blow to the fragrance community in Toronto. I talked to Lynn over a month ago and she did not inform of this, probably just very recent news.

    What a bummer!
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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    Relocating or closed down for good?
  43. Re: Or du Serail Eau de Parfum by Naomi Goodsir

    Definitely got a Tobacco Vanille, Back to Black.....kinda theme going on in this fragrance (been there done that). While it's good I'm not really impressed with this new offering. It's quite heavy...
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    Re: Amouage Fate. Why so much hate?

    I don't get much curry from this. I do agree that the dominating note in Fate Man is immortelle. I think it's a gorgeous scent, in my top 3 Amouage for sure.
  45. Re: Best formal (suit and tie/tuxedo) fragrance releases in the past 5 years.

    I think Amouage in general fits this category perfectly.

    But the one that comes to my mind right away is Puredistance M. It's striking, badass but very serious. It's James Bond in a suit,...
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    Re: Puredistance M Size, 17.5 or 60?

    Agree with this. Also, while M is long-lasting, I don't find it to project much, but it leaves a nice soft scent trail.
  47. Re: Yippie-Ki-Yay! Bruce Willis has another frag out!

    Very well done.
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    Re: Konig by Yosh: should I buy it?

    The first few times I tried it I thought it was pretty good, I even placed it higher than Sombre Negra. But the more I tested it the more I disliked it, there's just something in there that reminds...
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    Re: Best Designer "Leather" Scent?

    Another vote for Cuiron! Sadly, they don't make em like that anymore!

    Knize Ten is good also.
  50. Re: Cheapest internet site....Has anyone used this?

    They never got back to me regarding buying in person. I knew this was too good to be true, too bad.
  51. Re: Bois d’Ascese Eau de Parfum by Naomi Goodsir

    Out of all the smokey frags i've tried, Bd'A is the closest smell to a real bonfire or fireplace, especially the first half hour to an hour. This part of the fragrance is quite unique and makes it...
  52. Re: Bond No9 Harrods Swarovski Oud vs Harrods Agarwood

    Harrods Swarovski Oud/Harrods Oud - this one is oud dominant, it's an earthy/woody oud with slight dirty undertones. Overall, the oud, myrrh (the myrrh gives it an aged leather like note) and...
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    Re: Similar to Geir Ness

    The closest I can think of is Chanel Allure Homme Sport.
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    Re: Bois d'Ascese for Easter Week?

    Hoping to wear Encens et Lavande.

    Bois d'Ascese is a phenomenal fragrance though.
  55. Re: Cheapest internet site....Has anyone used this?

    5% tax is a steal too considering we have 13% HST.
  56. Re: Have you noticed it's always the same fragrances that are mentioned in every thread?

    Yosh Sombre Negra.

    It's often overlooked. I think it's a masterpiece.
  57. Re: Cheapest internet site....Has anyone used this?

    I emailed them asking them if i can make a purchase at their office in person. Wait and see what they say.
  58. Re: Cheapest internet site....Has anyone used this?

    I used to work in that same vicinity. Office building on one side of the street and residential condos on the other so it's hard to tell. Some prices are too good to be true on this ite. Probably...
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    Re: Fragrances with some stank

    LM Hard Leather
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    Re: You only get one....

    Bond 9 Harrods Oud
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    Re: YOSH - Konig Feedback and thoughts

    Yes, Konig feels quite simple. But it's got a real crisp and sparkling quality to it. You get a smokey vetiver note when you smell it up close, and a crisp apple note from the sillage. To me it's...
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    Re: YSL La Nuit for spring/summer

    Not sure if you can get the La Nuit de L'Homme Frozen where you live, we have it in our department stores. It's the closest to the original La Nuit but definitely fresher (hence the name Frozen),...
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    Re: cheaper alternatives to Jub XXV

    It's funny the few times I wore JXXV to the office, someone asked me if i was wearing Old Spice. Take it with a grain of salt though.
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    Re: Floral Like Reflection Man

    Viktor & Rolf Antidote
  65. Re: Looking for a mega-compliment fragrance for summer

    I was going to recommend L'Humaniste before I even saw your last paragraph. Bleu de Chanel is also good along with Platinum Egoiste. Also try YSL L'Homme and Prada Luna Rossa.

    I'm surprised that...
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    Re: Heavy metal cologne

    Not a fan of heavy metal myself, but one that immediately comes to my mind is Caron L'Anarchiste. It's spicey, musky and a little metallic (probably from a combination of orange, mint and cloves). ...
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    Re: Universal Perfumes and Cosmetics

    One of my favorite sites to order. Lots of rare stuff at reasonable prices. The overall packaging could be a little better but overall i give them an A.
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    Re: Wanting to try, need reason...

    Yes, avoid the EDP if you think EDT is too sweet. EDP has less tea and more tonka.
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    Re: New Amouage Opus VIII

    Going to have high expectations on this one since VII was off the charts (in a good way)
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    Re: Oud is for Machos

    There's a reason why the Oud + Rose combo was popular for many years
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    Re: Pure Distance Black

    Props to you that you like it. It didn't move me at all. Someone said there's no life to it, and that's bang on. I expected it to be edgy and have a character, but it didn't. It's safe and...
  72. Re: Top 5 Inexplicably Cheap yet Good Fragrances for Men

    If it's Rive Gauche you're asking about, go to your local Walmarts. I'm not sure if you live in my region, so it might not apply. During Christmas time, this stuff was on sale for $19.99 in lots of...
  73. Re: Top 5 Inexplicably Cheap yet Good Fragrances for Men

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme can still be found from $19 to $29 here.

    But one that still pops up here and there on Ebay for a good price is Fendi Life Essence. Underrated summer gem.
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    Poll: Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    PH by a landslide
  75. Thread: Kenzo Jungle

    by HackerX
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle

    Yes huge fan. It's bold, unique, good performance and affordable price, it's simply unbeatable and one of the best designer fragrances that came out in the last 20 years. A true gem.
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    Re: Best Fragrance Name Ever?

    Smolto's Full Choke, not to my surprise it's also nomiated for best bottle.
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    Re: ROJA parfums anyone?

    Fetish Pour Homme - Probably the best and most popular out of the Pour Homme bunch because of it's association with Puredistance M. I can see a lot of similarities between the two. It's got a more...
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    Re: best Amouage Fragrace for men!

    Regular line: Fate Man
    Library: Opus VII

    Honourable mentions: Epic Man and Opus II
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    Re: Most complimented Niche -

    Wife: Creed Millesime Imperial
    Other than my wife: Amouage Opus VII
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    Re: Favorite Men's Line

    Amouage, steller men's line (overshadowed by a stellerer woman's line).
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    Re: Passage D'Enfer

    Indeed a very nice soft incense combined with floral elements, it's a departure of the modern dry incense-ambery combos. PdE reminds me of medieval castles on a dark raining day, it's one of...
  82. Re: How much money do you spend on perfume a month?

    Based on the past year, roughly $300 a month, so I shelled out over $3.5k last year. This year will change, I will mostly buy samples, there are just endless to test and not enough time to finish...
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    Re: Oud in the summer.

    I used Byredo Oud Immortel in the summer, does wonders.
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    Re: best exclusive Creed?

    Spice & Wood
  85. Re: Please help to make a choice between Creed Royal Oud OR Amouage Memoir Man

    Royal Oud by a hair
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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    A meetup there would be awesome
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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    Andrew's is great. Davido Afnani also carries Amouage downtown Toronto
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    Re: How many of my top 10 would be in yours?

    Black Afgano is in my top 10
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    Re: Colonia Intensa Oud is Grossly Underrated

    Didn't like this at all, the oud in here is very sharp. To each his own I guess. One of my least favorite ouds.
  90. Re: Anyone try the "repackaged" Oud Wood by Tom Ford?

    tried the new trio last week (though only the packaging was new for Oud Wood). Still smells the same, longevity didn't improve one bit. And the other 2.......were underwhelming.
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    Re: Amouage Opus VII is frickin' brilliant!

    Absolutely agree that this is brilliant stuff. Top notes are very challenging, but still wearable. Oud smoke in this is awesome, it's less ashy than the oud smoke in Interlude man. The amber gives...
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    Re: L'Homme Parfum Intense (2013)

    It's fruit punch in a bottle
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    Re: Very interesting wiki on Mr. Kurkdjian

    That's exactly how I feel. Cologne Blanche and Eau Noire are phenomenal stuff and I think Eau Noire is his best creation to date. I had high hopes for his own line, but I was disappointed with all...
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    Re: Looking for the Perfect Summer 2013 Fragrance

    Geir by Geir Ness
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    Re: A little story about Bleu de Chanel

    What i really want to know is what would have happend if he'd worn Aventus. Maybe for experiment sakes, he should go back to the store next time wearing Aventus and i'm willing to bet that he will...
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite tea?

    I'm a fan of green tea, not too keen on black tea.

    So my vote goes to Yang. I also like Roger & Gallet The Vert.
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    Re: Under the Radar Animalic Gems

    Kenzo Jungle
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    Re: Forgotten gems : INSENSE', by Givenchy (1993)

    A pioneer in the male floral genre, unfortunately it gives me a headache.
  99. Thread: Grad Advice

    by HackerX
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    Re: Grad Advice

    Yes, Plantinum Egoiste will do the trick, you'll stand out in the dinner and party, and might even get laid afterwards, so watch out.
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    Re: Name the Special Designer Fragrances!

    Dior Homme
    YSL Body Kouros
    Cartier Declaration
    Jaipur Homme EDP
    Kenzo Jungle Pour Homme
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Sadly discontinued:
    Yohji Homme
    Cuiron
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