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    Re: Vol de Nuit- AMAZING!

    Saks has it and it is one of the better Guerlain Extraits. Longevity and projection are great.

    Sadly though I find the extrait to be leaning too far to the fem side for me. The EDT was/is perfect...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Hey as long as you are happy. Some of the niche are discounted but they still aren't cheap so you still take a risk IMO.

    I just don't think it is fair to judge Amouage by what you get on...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Very helpful link IPP thanks.

    So we can safely say that Fragrance.net and other similar sites buy old stock unwanted stock grey market merchandise and anything else they can get their hands on....
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Have any of you considered that what you are getting from Fragrance.net is not authentic or damaged goods ? If you look online you will see the disaster reviews this vendor has gotten. They are BBB...
  5. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    No offense but this is the type of thinking that causes problems. The smoking bans were the foot in the door for these types of rules. I too am bothered by smokers but I simply move. I rarely found...
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    Re: Are the Cheapies Really Worth It?

    Now you bring up another topic. Somehow some perfume makers ( Guerlain/ Tom Ford) have mastered the art of making amazing "smells" from cheap ass chemo ingredients that wither away within an hour OR...
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    Re: Are the Cheapies Really Worth It?

    I think Ziffy is spot on. IE. People rave about Ted Lapidus and Bogart fragrances for their longevity and sillage. I purchased roughly 3 bottles of Lapidus from different vendors to make sure I...
  8. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    Some people do just fine with LO in hot weather. I received many compliments wearing it last summer. It depends on the person.
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Does anyone know if Opus V1 has been reformulated ?
  10. Re: Roja Dove Amber Aoud Absolue Precieux

    So does it warrant the $1000+ price tag ? What are your thoughts on the longevity/sillage ?
  11. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    You can buy stronger deodorants overseas. Speed Stick Fresh in Mexico is WAY stronger than what is sold in the USA. I remember when Speed Stick Musk made in the USA could be worn as a fragrance by...
  12. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    Unfortunately I think it is true. Even on fragrance forums I've been reading posts that complain about a scent being "too powerful" or hating on 80's fragrances because they projected too much.

    ...
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    Re: Are the Cheapies Really Worth It?

    NO. I wasted a lot of money on cheapies and found them to be useless to me. I would have much rather owned one bottle of good cologne for all the crap I threw away.

    I think one of the best...
  14. Re: Roja Dove Amber Aoud Absolue Precieux

    By any chance did you try Diagheliv ?
  15. Re: Roja Dove Amber Aoud Absolue Precieux

    What stood out to you at Osswalds today ?
  16. Re: Effective Spray Strategies for Weak Projection

    I usually throw the bottle away and get a better juice.
  17. Re: Estee Lauder KNOWING current formulation ?

    Definitely test for yourself to make sure. The testers were kept in a drawer out of reach of the commoners like myself. I like to avoid the SA drama if I can so I hesitate to ask anybody anything.
    ...
  18. Re: Estee Lauder KNOWING current formulation ?

    Well I have it on now for roughly 2 hrs and 30 minutes. It became a skin scent within 20 minutes. At this point there is a VERY faint smell if I put my nose to my skin.

    What an amazing 15 minutes...
  19. Re: Estee Lauder KNOWING current formulation ?

    Thanks Cacio.

    I will stop by Bloomingdales today to check it out.
  20. Estee Lauder KNOWING current formulation ?

    Has anybody purchased the current 2014 KNOWING by Estee Lauder and how is the sillage/projection longevity ? I remember getting roughly 2 hours out of it a while ago but I read somewhere that EL...
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    Re: New Amouage Opus VIII

    Great. Opus V1 is a winner for me. It is the "arab playboy" fragrance I was looking for.
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    Re: New Amouage Opus VIII

    Yes. Different notes but similar vibe IMO.....others will disagree of course.
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    Re: New Amouage Opus VIII

    +1

    Great Description.
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    Re: New Amouage Opus VIII

    I tried this recently. To my nose it was in the same vain as Opus V1 yet didn't have the opulence that V1 does. It seemed like they tried to take a winning combination(V1) and tamper with it to make...
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    Re: What cologne would James Bond wear?

    I was told by a trust worthy source that Sean Connery wears Guerlian Vetiver.
  26. Re: Whats your opinion on Mugler fragrances?

    I like Pure Havane but poor longevity keeps me from buying it.

    A Men smelled like TANG powdered fruit drink to my nose.
  27. Re: New (no vintage) Modern Masculine scents - Anything out there to talk about ?

    Why don't you like to wear M ?
  28. Re: Nemat International Musk Amber smells like Ambre Sultan by SL

    I tried this today and I liked it. Unfortunately I put too much on so I had to wipe some off while standing in line. Consistency was VERY thick. I also tried Arabian Wood. It reminds me of oudy wood...
  29. Re: Local paper interviewed me about fragrance!

    I loved reading the comments section. Everyone should live on their own island ! We would be a lot happier.
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    Re: Roja Dove Sprayer

    I've noticed that his parfum versions don't last long anyway.
  31. Re: Clive C for Men / Was It Worth The Purchase ?

    Usually people refer to C as HEAVY. TL becomes a skin scent on me in 2/3 hours (light). Interesting.
  32. Re: Clive C for Men / Was It Worth The Purchase ?

    Couldn't you have saved it for special occasions ? I can see myself wearing this with a collared dress shirt and jeans...something I wear quite often.
  33. Clive C for Men / Was It Worth The Purchase ?

    I was curious to know if any of you have buyer's remorse after purchasing this fragrance ? This might be my next purchase.....but damn it is expensive.

    * Realistically how long would this last...
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    Re: Amouage Journey Man: mish-mash

    I received my sample today as well.

    I like the scent for a moment but it doesn't wow me either. I get a dark earthy root green with a generic dandy inspiration on top of it.

    Mazzolari Man...
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    Re: Two new releases from Montale!

    I see you are a Dark Aoud fan like myself. I was able to purchase one bottle of it before it went to crap. Used it for 60 days straight.... damn it was so me !
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    Re: Two new releases from Montale!

    I thought the Montale Hype was over due to weaker juice ?
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    Re: Tactical Nuke

    Sometimes even a BURP will suffice.
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    Re: Tactical Nuke

    Natural Remedies work so much better :)
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    Dahn Al Oudh Raysan EDP By Ajmal

    Has anybody tried this and what do you think ? Out of all the Ajmals this one stood out to me for some reason but I am weary of the EDP and spray bottles from the East.

    Thanks
  40. Re: BN members....What's your take on Parfums de Nicolai ? Good stuff or not so good ?

    Patchouli Intense Pour Homme is very nice and has EXCELLENT sillage and longevity.

    New York would be great for me but it doesn't last long on my skin. I've tried a few others and although not for...
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    Re: Amouage Journey Man: mish-mash

    My samples come next week. I look forward to trying them since Amouage is one of the last hopes for me in this industry.
  42. Re: Which niche fragrances would you give 10/10 for sillage/projection?

    Bravo ! I am with you man.
  43. Re: Wow Mancera Black Line is masterful

    Lots of hype about Mancera when they first came out. "The Montale Killer" !

    I sampled a few of them but was not impressed.
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    Re: Roja Dove Aoud vs Amber Aoud?

    Are any of Roja Dove's worth the asking price ?

    None have amazing silage and longevity that I have tried...although I haven't tapped into Diagheliv yet.
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    Re: Amouage Journey Man: mish-mash

    Samples are available on Lucky Scent starting today !

    I ordered :

    Journey Man
    Opus V111
    Chypre Palatin
    Fate Man
    Fate Woman
  46. Re: Need Advice : A/C went out in home. We will be without A/C for two days, will it affect my scen

    I am sitting in my apartment with 72% humidity and I can't afford to run my AC 24/7. That's why I stopped collecting so many bottles ! At this temperature I fear for what is already inside my...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    Guerlain and Hermes have mastered how to make wonderful smelling fragrances with piss poor performance. It is enough to drive anyone crazy.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    I think Guerlian and Hermes are just as pathetic.
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    Re: Roja Dove Aoud vs Amber Aoud?

    My perception of his ouds was that they wore like musk. Musk tends to be very powerful yet wafts very lightly.

    The thing is with Dove and his prices you need to make sure that's the case !

    ...
  50. Re: Sillage?Longevity?Scent?Projection?

    I have very few :)

    Amouage -Opus V1

    Slumberhouse -JEKE

    Amouage Jubliation 25 (Female)

    I only own these at the moment. Once these are used I will probably go for one of the newer...
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    Re: Roja Dove Aoud vs Amber Aoud?

    +2

    The longevity issues for the price make them a deal breaker for me. Great ideas though.
  52. Re: Sillage?Longevity?Scent?Projection?

    The Complete Package ! All four or I buy nothing.
  53. Re: Up to 40 colognes, and I am promising I will not buy one until I actually finish 1 bottle!

    One or two bottles of high end juice is plenty for me. It keeps me in the "needing" game giving me even more reason to research fragrances on basenotes.

    I enjoy researching fragrances as much...
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    Re: Arabian Oud Fragrances

    Have you tried the Kalemat Oils ? There are maybe 3 different versions on amazon.com. The Kalemat Oud (oil) bottle looks fantastic and the price is right.
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    Re: Arabian Oud Fragrances

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    Re: Arabian Oud Fragrances

    I was looking into Woody Intense myself but I read a review that mentioned mild projection and longevity so I passed. KALEMAT has a lot of followers but no reviews that I read mentioned great...
  57. Re: Overstock.com and Fragrance Returns-Shady?

    Agreed. They finally admitted to me that they buy old stuff or stuff nobody wants anymore....hence the name OVERSTOCK. It took some work but I was refunded for a fake and they never bothered to ask...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I love it ! A beast suddenly turns into a mouse :)

    I wish I had you guys around when I purchased the other "nuclear" duds I've owned.
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Comments like that used to drive me nuts but you get used to them after a while. Sometimes I chalk it up to age. If you weren't around during the 70's or 80's then you might not know how strong a...
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    Re: Do Women Really Like Your Colognes???

    I think some guys can pull off cologne better than others and of course it depends on what you choose. I've never met a girl who doesn't like a guy that smells nice. Smelling weird however is a...
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    Re: Estee Lauder's Private Collection

    Whatever they had at the Clinique counter. I would assume reformulation.
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    Re: Estee Lauder's Private Collection

    Wearing AE today after stopping by Macy's. Extremely subdued soap/mossy with a hint of golden green if that makes sense. On my skin it has zero development and stays linear throughout the wearing.
    ...
  63. Re: Looking for that mechanic's garage smell...

    Bois d'Ascese smelled like an auto mechanic's greasy tools to me.
  64. Re: Feedback? ELdO's Rien v. Dior Leather Oud

    Rien to me was absolutely offensive. It was somewhere between bad breath and a used saddle seat. This is coming from someone who likes all the stinky leather scents.

    Leather Oud has been in my...
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    Re: Osswald New York

    Excellent Customer Service. They make you feel welcome.
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    Re: Estee Lauder's Private Collection

    It's one of those butch middle aged women in suits fragrances but don't let that scare you :) It's doable but don't blind buy.
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    Re: Estee Lauder's Private Collection

    Please do. I'd love your input on it.
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    Re: Estee Lauder's Private Collection

    Going on the 3rd hour now. The scent has calmed down considerably and is mainly a skin scent but persistent with gentle wafts of perfume peeking through now and then.

    If you don't mind re...
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    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    I tried it the other day. Very soft leather/suede scent reminiscent of the leather in SMN Espagne or the type of leather used in Knize 10 without the petro note. I couldn't smell anything more.

    ...
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    Re: Estee Lauder's Private Collection

    Wearing Private Collection today on my arm after maybe two years of not trying it. It seems a heck of a lot stronger than what it was two years ago. I remember reading somewhere that Estee Lauder...
  71. Re: Colognes you love but they just DON'T LAST

    I think your bottle was perfectly legit. The reformulation was awful. They did come out with an extrait version but even that IMO never captured the true fragrance how I remembered it.

    Basically...
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    Re: Roja Dove fragrances

    How long do you think a bottle of Diagheliv would last you if you wore it every day ? Does it come in a spray bottle or dab on ? Heavy projection and longevity ?
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    Re: Roja Dove fragrances

    Great Info. Thank You.

    Have you tried Danger or Fetish ?

    I've tried Fetish Parfum. It's ok but not the most versatile and even in parfum strength is fleeting.

    Diagheliv would be the...
  74. Re: Colognes you love but they just DON'T LAST

    That explains everything. Trust me Caron PUH is done.
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    Re: Roja Dove fragrances

    Which ones did you like the best and which ones last and project the longest ? A "few bottles" from RD is a serious commitment. Please share what you know :)
  76. Re: Colognes you love but they just DON'T LAST

    Must be current because the vintage dry down went on forever. I wore it for over 10 years as a signature scent.
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    Re: Keep the LOVES, ditch the LIKES?

    No Regrets. I've dumped several bottles recently. Actually I feel liberated.

    Now all I want is one or two AMAZING extriat or parfum versions of a fragrance.
  78. Re: Colognes you love but they just DON'T LAST

    Tom Ford Tusacan Leather.

    I'd love to buy this but all I get is maybe 2 hours of projection. It lasts a long time as a skin scent but that means nothing to me when I am paying $300.
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    Re: A Men Pure Havane - Blind buy?

    You may like the fragrance but you may not like the longevity/sillage issues that it has.
  80. Re: Corticchiato (Parfum d'Empire) fans: La Parfumerie Moderne!

    Where can you find these ?
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I never thought Epic was a beast in the old formulation. As a matter of fact I didn't buy it for that reason. The opening was amazing but then it quiets down into a mellow exotic soap scent like...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I am dying to hear how this turns out. Do report back to us afterwards.
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I'd like to know if the Opus Collection has now switched to magnetic caps ? That way I know what to ask for before I order.

    This is all extremely painful. After years of trying this and that I...
  84. Re: Amouage Gold Man pour Homme - Not animalic (?)

    Gold Man on me was a huge disappointment. I didn't get any of the BIG anything that people talk about. All I smelled was johnsons baby shampoo and the color yellow if that makes sense.

    I was...
  85. Re: Any Reason Not To Buy Tom Ford Private Label On Luckyscent ?

    Good Point Doug .

    Thanks
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Very Funny. As well as spot on.

    My mother used to have those soaps in the guest bathroom. Some of the good ones have serious lasting power as a fragrance.
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    Re: Pure Distance M

    I thought this was going to be my next purchase but after receiving my sample today it didn't excite me as much. The first time I smelled it my senses picked up a coffee'd leather with a taste of...
  88. Any Reason Not To Buy Tom Ford Private Label On Luckyscent ?

    I love Luckyscent but for some reason my gut tells me to get TF merchandise from somewhere like Saks because LS may not sell as much of it therefore older stock.

    Is this wrong ? I'd actually...
  89. Re: i hate amen, will i like pure malt/pure havane?

    I disliked Amen very much but like Pure Havane.

    My issues have to do with longevity and projection. Otherwise I would buy it.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    I totally agree.
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    Re: Recommend me a LEATHER scent

    It definitely wasn't the EDP. It simply said PARFUM on the bottle. I sampled it at Bergdoff Goodman.

    People will have a different take on it. IE. A lot of people say Tuscan Leather is super...
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    Re: Recommend me a LEATHER scent

    I didn't get great longevity out of this one. This was from the parfum version. Can anyone else chime in with their experiences ?
  93. Re: With Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather, what spray amount is proper?

    I have this on today for the 4th time. On the other arm is Italian Cypress. On my skin TL is a mouse and IC is raging. I put it on roughly 1 1/2 hours ago at Saks and it is a skin scent. This has...
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    Re: Collection Size

    I have always been a user. I WISH I had the money I wasted on all the bottles that I hoarded. Several purchases were not thought out well.

    At this point buy ONE bottle of super high end juice USE...
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    Re: Dealing with the expired perfume

    Some people don't have the means to keep so many bottles under ideal conditions. IE. This evening I got rid of 3/4 of a bottle of Dior Leather Oud that was sitting in my closet for two years. Being...
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    Re: Dealing with the expired perfume

    There shouldn't be a question about this.

    If the juice is bad and they are selling it then you can't possibly be expected to keep it. Go back to the store with your receipt and the bad juice and...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I think this is a great time for people to use/enjoy what they already have in their closet. In the meantime put the money away for future purchases. Once the smoke settles you can make a wiser...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    You don't need to come to NYC to shop. To sample YES.

    I live in NYC but buy most of my juices on Luckyscent.com to save on taxes.

    If you come to NYC stop by :

    The Dior Boutique
    MIN...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I appreciate this information.

    I went from "my house" being Guerlian then to Montale then Amouage. It seems like I buy a bottle or two and the house is done with.....for someone with emotional...
  100. Re: AMOUAGE: First it was Jubilation XXV, then...

    Opus V1 is the winner for me.
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