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  1. Re: A fragrance that encapsulates a spring/autumn drive in a sports car in rural UK?

    These are some that come to mind:

    Parfums de Marly Galloway - green and mossy works well with that car.
    Parfums de Marly Godolfin - a distinguished sport leather scent.
    Aedes Palissandre d'Or -...
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    Re: Fragrantica Reviews....

    The reviews on Fragrantica seem more like a running commentary on the fragrance. They are all on the same page with the info about the fragrance, its history, published notes from the perfumer, the...
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    Re: Just purchased Millesime Imerial

    MI is still really good after all these years. Some of the batches 11 - 13 years ago were weaker with less zing in the mix, but it's back now close to its original form. One of my favorites as...
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    Re: need a light cologne

    Dior Homme Cologne
    Byredo Sunday Cologne
    Byredo Mister Marvelous or Atelier Cedre Atlas
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    Re: chanel allure sport?

    :DI am not a fan of either. I would look into something else - I like Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche of the Chanel's - personally. Maybe it's time to give a try to Dior Homme Cologne - my...
  6. Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    My feelings on it exactly. Well described! But in its place and for that purpose it works flawlessly - the "fit into the crowd" functionality of Bleu is peerless. I think it may be the number one...
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    Re: Which niche line has impressed you lately?

    The newer brands or niche lines that have impressed me, where I said to myself, "this brand is doing a great job with their new fragrances!" most recently are:

    Nishane et Istanbul (suede et...
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    Re: Favorite Atelier Cologne fragrance

    These are my favorites from Atelier Cologne at this time: (1) Orange Sanguine, (2) Bois Blonds, (3) Oud Saphir, (4) Cedre Atlas, (5) Sud Magnolia
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    Re: Skanky/Animalic/Barnyard-y Oud Suggestions

    +3 Hard Leather
  10. Re: The new and niche brand NISHANE did a presentation in Europe

    Just got to try this line and I highly recommend it. It is being carried at Twisted Lilly and Indiescents has it also. Every fragrance I tried was very outstanding. Not all were to my taste, but I...
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    Re: Oud scents that actually smell good -

    Oud perfumes can be too heavy and leather masculine scents are also traditionally very heavy for hot weather. There are some nice lighter toned, mid range scents that are emerging that are light...
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    Re: Oud scents that actually smell good -

    I have this same problem with oud fragrances - the heavy ones don't work in my climate very well. I like oud notes and how they blend in but the fragrances are usually heavy, bold and clumsy or...
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    Re: Kinski by Escentric Molecules

    I like Kinski. It's a keeper! But I also enjoy Smoke for the Soul which is also cannabis oriented. I think of Kinski as todays Yatagan in scent concept. Yatagan and Kinski smell quite a bit alike.
  14. Re: If Le Labo Exclusives were priced as regular, which one(s) would you care to buy?

    I think Le Labo has the most successful fragrances of any niche house I've seen. Many are really good.

    Of the exclusives I like: Benjoin 19, Baie Rose 26, Gaiac 10. Those are all worth a...
  15. Re: HELP! I'm in love with Bond no 9 pure tola oil amber!

    Two I recommend are: Ex Idolo Thirty Three and Juliette Has a Gun Midnight Oud. Both are excellent in there own way but Midnight Oud has more saffron and floral nature. Thirty Three has a stronger...
  16. Re: The Guerlain Homme Line from the Perspective of a Non-Guerlain Aficionado

    I have and really like Guerlain Homme L'Eau and L' Eau Boisee - personally like L' Eau the best but both are very nice. In fact I got a major compliment the other day on L' Eau. Its great in summer.
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    Poll: Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia VS Colonia Essenza

    What a great explanation of the differences of these two. Colonia is a lemon edc and Essenza is a all about oranges and dry soapy base. They are very different. There is definitely room on my...
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    Re: Penhallagon’s: Best offering?

    Most of the old line Penhaligon's have lost it - for me anyway when comparing to other houses. But they have some nice newer fragrances which is a saving grace for this house. Don't know why that...
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    Re: A summer taste of Italy scent

    For the two warm weather scents: Via Camarelle and Mediterraneo I recommend edp versions. They made these in edp to satisfy longevity complaints of the eau de toilette. I like the eau de toilette...
  20. Re: Your top 5 best any time, any place fragrances

    These 5 I can wear anywhere-

    Guerlain Homme L' Eau
    Zegna Javanese Patchouli
    Le Labo Rose 31
    Creed Millessime Imperiale
    Cartier Declaration Essence
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    Re: A summer taste of Italy scent

    these all remind of Italy in summer:


    Carthusia Via Camarelle eau de Toilette
    Carthusia Mediterraneo Parfum
    Profumi di Pantelleria Maestrale
    Acqua di Parma Esssenza
    Eau d' Italie eau de...
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    Re: Dior New Scent - Why so little info?

    Yes I believe they very quietly released Dior Homme when it came out. I remember reading a very positive review of Dior Homme and looking everywhere to find it but it was very slightly distributed...
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    Re: How to wear perfume in summer........

    I agree with the article in that during summer it is natural to be more casual and this goes for our perfume too.
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    Re: Most worn June 2015?

    I've worn all these more than twice.:happy:

    Atelier Cedre Atlas
    Creed Royal Water
    Dior Homme Cologne
    Peruvian Ambrette
    Bergamotte 22
    Colonia Essenza
    Skive Canoe
    Sammarco Vitrum
  25. Re: I want to buy a Kilian... not sure which one though!

    For summer Straight to Heaven Splash of Lemon is very nice.
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    Re: Blind Buy input please

    Since you already enjoy Acqua di Parma I suggest: Essenza, Arancia di Capri, Oud, Leather, Ambra - those are all good. But also you might consider dipping into the Zegna pond with some Javanese...
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    Re: Good Bergamot Cologne

    Their are quite a few good bergamot colognes:

    LL Bergamotte 22
    Zegna Italian Bergamot
    Zegna Florentine Iris - bergamot + iris = great combination
    Eau de Guerlain
    Dior Eau Sauvage
    Armani Pour...
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    Re: Good Bergamot Cologne

    me too!
  29. Poll: Re: Vote your The Most Favorite from Dior La Collection

    Leather Oud
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    Re: Lets go for Summer

    All those are available from online sources such as Luckyscent or Aedes de Venustas and many others - just google them and they show up at various places. Its difficult to find all of these at any...
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    Re: Lets go for Summer

    These are some nice ones for summer.

    The Different Company Sel d' Vetiver
    Voyage d' Hermes EDT
    Carthusia Mediteraneo Eau de Toilette
    Almost Transparent Blue, Lab on Fire
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    Re: Which one among these Ambers?

    Ambre Sultan is a bold amber that has a bold spice character. I found the spices a little abrasive in this one, but it has character and is definitely one of the best.

    Amber Absolute is an...
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    Re: TF Costa Azzurra, DS&Durga's, AdP AMBRA, Erdenstern Capri, Declaration L'Eau, Rudis,

    NEW fragrances put onto the sale today. Tom Ford Costa Azzurra, Creed Royal Water, DS&Durga: Sir, Coriander, Italian Citrus, Pale Grey Mountain Small Black Lake, Acqua di Parma AMBRA.

    Check them...
  34. Re: Name your best leather (forget the "again?" - Keep on reading)

    I thought I would repeat an edit to my earlier post. This information came from ScottW post in an earlier leather thread which I read and followed up on. A great natural leather fragrance is from...
  35. Re: Name your best leather (forget the "again?" - Keep on reading)

    These are all interesting, satisfying, quite realistic and worthy leather fragrances - all recent releases and very fresh to the market so this is not the same old leather "again". None of are too...
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    Re: Masculine Rose

    Forgot about Oumma. That stuff is fantastic. Next on my to buy list for rose oud fragrance.
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    Re: Masculine Rose

    My favorite rose masculine scent is Ex Idolo Thirty Three. I also like several others: Le Labo Rose 31, DSH Dirty Rose, Rose d' Arabie, Rose Nacree du Desert, Penhaligon's As Sawira, Tom Ford Noir...
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    Re: Your Top 3 from Parfumerie Générale?

    These would be my top three too, maybe in reverse order. Bois Blond is an easy to like fragrance too.
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    Re: Any updates on Creed Royal Mayfair?

    Thanks for the information JiveHippo. I have a small bottle of Windsor already and enjoy it very much. No they are not the same at all, almost no similarities between Creed Windsor (Mayfair?) and...
  40. Re: Vegas Hotels Baby!! (and their fragrances)

    Lots of Hotels have a house fragrance that they perfume the lobby and air of the public spaces with. Often it is a custom blend made to brand the aroma of a place. To define the essence of a concept...
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    Re: bleu de chanel or allure homme sport?

    If I could pick a new scent I would go with Dior Homme Cologne! It has the best of both those worlds. Also, I think Almost Transparent Blue (Lab on Fire) is a much lighter more summery version of...
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    Re: Any updates on Creed Royal Mayfair?

    I'm wondering if it's going to be anything like Boadicea the Vitorious Mayfair fragrance? BdV Mayfair is a very rich, spicy soft leather scent - I like this one. One of the best in the Boadicea the...
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    Re: Is By Kilian copying fragrances?

    By Killian fragrances are not copies of any others that I can tell. They don't smell enough like those you mention to be considered copies, other than sharing some notes with others of the same...
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    Re: Houses of Sigilli and Tiziana Terenzi.

    Have worn Laudano Nero a couple times from a decant and it is a very bold dark masculine fragrance. I would say that if there is sandalwood there that it is completely obscured by the bold darker...
  45. Re: Are there inferior versions of designer scents for poorer markets?

    Inferior versions . . . for poorer markets? Well I thought that what designer scents are:huh:
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    Re: best clone of Virgin Island Water?

    Not clones of VIW but have similarities in scent or purpose:

    Straight to Heaven Splash of Lemon

    Carthusia Capri Forget Me Not

    Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca
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    Re: Leather scent

    Skive by Canoe Goods is the Winner of 2015 Art and Olfaction Award jurored by Luca Turin. A bottle costs $52 from canoegoods.com

    Very nice leather scent. Covers all the bases in what you might...
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    Re: Which fragrances ARE ahead of their time?

    YSL M7 didn't do well when released - way ahead of its time.
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    Re: Best sandalwood fragrance?

    Santal 33
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    Re: Italian Style EDC's

    These are all excellent choices. These are six of the best - in order of preference:

    Italian Citrus - D S & Durga - lively citrus
    Aqua di Parma Essenza - old style neroli / mandarin with...
  51. Re: Important announcement regarding Marketplace, Blogs and News

    Well, I for one am not very happy about this decision. I completely understand Grant's need to reclaim his time, but why not find other moderator(s) and let them handle the beast. I get a lot from...
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    Re: Which Patch to reward myself with?

    Sounds like your tastes in Patchouli are very similar to mine. I don't like the overly sweet patchoulis. I would recommend Villoresi of the two you selected. Villoresi has several notes in it that...
  53. Re: 2 Designer fragrances released from 2010-2015 that are a must have

    Dior Homme Cologne
    Dior Homme Eau
  54. Re: Fragrances that smells sweet with a ginger note?

    My favorites with ginger are Dior Homme Sport for a fresh softer scented ginger and Gucci Pour Homme (2003) for darker woods and incense with strong ginger note.
  55. Re: Fragrances that smells sweet with a ginger note?

    Lots of ginger fragrances mentioned in this thread: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/270835-What-is-the-best-ginger-based-fragrance
  56. Re: Just curious. What % of Your Wardrobe did you Rate 5 Stars?

    Just an eyeball estimate of my collection is 10% = 5 stars, 25% = 4 -- 5 stars, 75% = 3 --5 stars (3.0 - 5.0). If they rate lower than three stars they leave my collection.

    But, after saying...
  57. Re: By Kilian's Straight to Heaven vs. Sweet Redemption

    Give a try to Straight to Heaven Splash of Lemon. This is a nice change for warmer weather - lightens it up a bit. Either way it's STH.
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    Re: The Problem With Having Lots of Scents.

    Happened yesterday to me. I purchased fragrances from a favorite vendor, then later in the day stumbled across the very same fragrance that I already had in one of my bottle drawers. It's like...
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    Re: Best desingner aquatic/fresh/woody

    I would go for any of these to fulfill this requirement:

    Voyage d' Hermes
    Cartier Declaration Essence
    Essenza di Zegna
    Tom Ford Costa Azurra
    Bleu de Chanel
    Bulgari Pour Homme
  60. Re: Is there a difference between bitter orange and neroli?

    I've heard that orange blossom and neroli are different only in the methods used to extract the oils from the orange flower petals. Neroli is obtained by steam distillation and orange blossom is by...
  61. Re: Selling on BN - Anybody else frustrated with it ?

    Oh man, do I really want to get started on this? I agree that overall selling activity on Basenotes Marketplace has decreased in volume each year for the past few years. I have been selling my less...
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    Re: Tiziana Terenzi - Laudano Nero and Maremma

    I just had my third wearing of Laudano Nero, sample from a very generous basenoter who sent me a sample. At first wearing wasn't sure about it because the notes were confusing in their contrasts. Is...
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    Re: Unum, TF Private Blend, Hylnds,Violettes du Czar, Capri, Platinum Egoiste , L'Antichambre, Rudis

    Added new items. Rudis Nobile 1942, Bitter Rose Broken Spear, Unum Opus 1144, Platinum Egoiste, Mandarino di Amalfi, Erdenstern.
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    Re: Dying Houses

    I think the reason why some houses are dying out is they are not succeeding in keeping up with the changing marketplace. The internet and computerized access to information has changed everything in...
  65. Re: Is it worthy to blind buy MONSIEUR BALMAIN?

    I don't think anything is a safe blind buy. Individual tastes vary so much that it is likely you will not like what you blind bought, so test it first if you can. Monsieur Balmain is a pure lemon...
  66. Re: Colonia Essenza. Projection and longevity?

    Essenza lasts very well. I think they considered longevity over initial top note appeal when it was created because it lacks the initial pop of citrus that some others have, but gains in strength...
  67. Re: Hook a brutha up - Designer scent for the Summer (EXCLUDING the ones below)

    These are some that I think you have tried. If not, I recommend them as a summer scent.

    Not sure but think these are designer:
    Terre d' Hermes Tres Fraiche - this one renewed my faith in JC...
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    Re: Cancer treatment and perfumes. Help?

    Hey dude - Kick this this out. No need to aggravate it with a fragrance. These might be good for you to try.

    Sammarco Vitrum - A nice combination of pure vetiver oil and rose oil which has a...
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    Re: Most aristocratic fragrance

    Creed Erolfa - don't ask me why it just smells aristocratic to me. You have to have a pretty big yacht to wear this.
    Guerlain Tonka Imperiale - too soft for common folks - it's an aristocrat.
    M...
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    Re: Your favorite scent from Alberto Morillas

    Musk Oud
    Pallisandre d' Or
    Vetiver Babilyone
    Mugler Cologne
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    Re: Tom Ford Costa Azzure

    Yes I get this same "driftwood , , , walking along a beach at night" note from Cost Azzura. Like it it quite a bit. Is it worth the price? Are any of the Tom Ford Private Label collection worth...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    How does Laudano Nero compare to Lillipur? I see it has a few similar notes. Looks fantastic, will have to get a sample.
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    Re: Mouchoir de Monsieur or Jicky ?

    They are different enough to own both if you really like these kinds of civet, woods and vanilla scents. I've got both, but don't wear either one often at all.
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    Re: Philosykos EDP or Jardins de Kerylos?

    Fig is a fragrance I don't find very appealing when it is used too heavily in a fragrance. I feel the same way about coconut and vanilla actually. They are pleasant enough but kind of boring and too...
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    Re: What do guys like to smell on women?

    The woman in my life has these favorites and I like smelling these on her. The mix of her persona + body chemistry and these fragrances works really well. I also like wearing most of these myself...
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    Re: new member..

    Suggest you give a try to one of these as your next step along the eventual path from "enthusiast" to "collector". Cartier Declaration Essence, Creed Aventus, Aqua di Parma Essenza, Anat Fritz...
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    Re: Your 6 fragrances for life

    I tried to do this, but could not pick six without changing them around. Too hard.
  78. Re: Luca Turin and Tauer L`Air du desert Marocain.

    This is a beautiful perfume. It is more than a woody amber due to variety of various ingredients although it is easy to lump into the woody amber category. Mesmerizing to smell on others, but a bit...
  79. Re: Ever feel like nobody's listening or your fragrance recommendations go unnoticed?

    I think people ask for recommendations just to get an opinion poll - to test the wind - on a subject. Then do what they wanted to do all along. The recommendations play a small part in decision...
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    Re: Recommendations

    Prada Luna Rossa Extreme
    Dior Homme Cologne
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    Re: Your favorite Givenchy

    Monsieur de Givenchy
    Vetyver
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    Re: What would you wear with these socks?

    I'd wear a pair of long pants.:happy:
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    Re: Favorite Citrus Listed

    Goutal Eau de Sud or
    Hermes Eau Orange Verte (go for the concentree)
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    Re: What would you wear with this watch?

    This watch would match perfectly with:

    Feraud Nuit de Sens
    Zegna Peruvian Ambrette
    Frederic Malle Dries Van Noten
    Aedes de Venustas Palissandre d' Or
    By Killian Sacred Wood
    By Killian Musk...
  85. Re: Your favorite lime fragrance of these listed?

    George Trumper Extract of Limes Cologne - a classic! Tart, dry, smells fantastic for all of about 2 hours after which it only exudes a faint odor with body heat or perspiration. Has not been...
  86. Re: New Zegna Fragrance - Ermenegildo Zegna Acqua di Bergamotto !!

    I can't wait to try this one. One of my favorite lines. When will it hit the stores? I might check out my Zegna dealer at Neiman Marcus this weekend.
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    Re: Best "BAD BOY" fragrance !

    To be a good "bad body" fragrance by your definition, it needs some balls to back up the stylish elegant facade.


    Pure Distance M
    Songe d'un bois d'Eté
    Dior Leather Oud
    LM Hard Leather
    Creed...
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    Re: Let's talk sandalwood!!

    Dries Van Noten - very nice and subtle sandalwood and suede.
    Santal 33 - my favorite perfume that fakes the idea of what sandalwood should be like.
    Penhaligon's As Sawira - nice sandalwood base...
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    Re: Looking for a clean spicy/smoky cologne...

    smoke and bourbon.

    Lubin Idole
    Eau d' Italie Bois d' Ombrie
    Creed Royal Oud
    DS&Durga Sir
    DS&Durga Bowmakers
    Hylnds Spirit of the Glen
    Guerlain Songe d'un Bois d' Été
    M Pure Distance
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    Re: Looking for a fruity woody fragrance

    Parfums d' Empire Azemour - very orange and very dry woods
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    Re: Best of Tom Ford Private Blend?

    Oud Wood
    Patchouli Absolu
    Mandarino d' Amalfi
    Noir de Noir
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    Re: Ermenegildo Zegna

    A great line! The whole collection is worth owning a bottle.

    My favorite five: Javanese Patchouli, Haitian Vetiver, Peruvian Ambrette, Florentine Iris, Indonesian Oud.
    My less favorites: ...
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    Poll: Re: Best Amber Fragrance for Men

    I am ambivalent about amber fragrances nowadays. The pure amber ones (Ambre Precieux, Ambre 114, Blue Amber) are just too boring and sweet. The grittier ambergris fragrances like Ambre Aurea, Ambre...
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    Re: Charenton Macerations: Asphalt Rainbow

    Two months now since a post on this thread about Asphalt Rainbow. I guess no pot of gold at the end of this rainbow? Anybody get to smell it?
  95. Re: Looking for something that smells like a JUNGLE

    My first thought as well.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Really impressed with HEELY Phoenicia - smokey, warm, delicious to wear. This on the heels of Vetiver Veritas - good job HEELY!
  97. Re: Comme des Garcons x Monocle - Your favorite

    I like these as well. This is how I see them.

    Hinoki - #1
    Sugi - #2
    Laurel - #3
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    Re: Niche Summer Fragrance Recommendations

    Acqua di Parma Essenza - ozone and orange zest with a slight old fashioned feel.
    Profumi di Pantelleria Maestrale - light sparkling woody aromatic
    The Different Company Sel d' Vetiver - great...
  99. Re: which is mintier bleu de chanel EDT or EDP

    Neither are very minty to me.
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    Re: Recs for a plain ole musk

    Cheap musks, I don't know any, but these are quite nice:

    Bruno Acampora Musk
    By Killian Musk Oud
    Zegna Peruvian Ambrette
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