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    Poll: Re: Better Le Labo, Santal 33 vs. Rose 31?

    For me it's Rose 31. Santal 33 is nice but at the end is too overpowering and I had to scrub it..
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    Re: Switching to decants ?

    Nicely put. I also have a worry about discontinuation or reformulation. I love the idea of just ordering another decant, but will it be available? I also know that there will always be enough stuff...
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    Re: Just treated myself to.....

    I bought Aramis 900 blind and it's very interesting. It's taking a while to love the beginning but the drydown is heavenly.
  4. Thread: Smell of money!

    by DanHD
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    Re: Smell of money!

    Middle aged country club: Vintage Greenbriar
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    Re: What fragrance for a man who turned 40?

    You won't go wrong with Pour Monsieur. It can be deceiving - I was thinking I needed more sprays, but it does better with less. It's nice to have such a no brainer classic on hand for when you don't...
  6. Re: Need some experienced, knowledgable help filling in the cracks

    You the man cacio. I always love your entries..
  7. Thread: Smell of money!

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    Re: Smell of money!

    Old money: Jicky
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    Re: What fragrance for a man who turned 40?

    +1 Vetiver Extraordianire
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    Re: Davidoff Zino -- Love, and History

    Thanks for the tip. I actually tried Heritage and loved parts of it. But found it too cloying in the end. I'd better sample Zino first. I also didn't love Bois de Portugal which also seems to be...
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    Re: Davidoff Zino -- Love, and History

    Thanks for the reminder. This has been on my to-try list for some time. May I'll just do a blind buy..
  11. Thread: Guerlain: Derby

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    Re: Guerlain: Derby

    I'm about 50-50 on Derby. Sometimes I love it, others not so much. I think it's the carnation note that bugs me. I tried Jicky a couple times recently. Love love love Jicky.
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    Re: Spray placement for Power Houses

    One spray on the chest under the shirt. More power to you if you can pull off powerhouses at work. I do Fridays when most everyone else is off.
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    Re: recommend me a woody citrus

    +1 Z-14. The citrus actually lasts. Mellow and soothing, hinting at powerhouses but works in the office. I'm gonna wear tomorrow.
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    Re: male fragrance for boys next door

    +1 on a give certificate, or YSL L'Homme
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    Re: Your experiences with cannabis notes ?

    Dude, you smell like weed
    No, it's just my perfume, really, but I'm digging these 'ludes.
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    Your experiences with cannabis notes ?

    Kinski didn't smell like weed for me at all. I found it pretty harsh. I'd love to smell something like pungent resinous buds - that would be interesting. I'll have to retry my Dior Vetiver sample...
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    Re: Gentleman Only Alternative / Powerhouses

    Good idea, Hednic. I checked out the reviews so far on GO Intense and people are panning it even more than the original. I'm guessing not worth the time..
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    Re: Fredrick Malle or Nassamato Pardon

    FM Carnal Flower is definitely worth a try. Very rich and satisfying floral.
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    Re: What am I missing with Bleecker Street ??

    You convinced me to bump this on my try list, catch the tail end of summer. Synthetic isn't always a bad word.
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    Re: Gentleman Only Alternative / Powerhouses

    Thanks for the tips. Anyone into the Quorum flankers?
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    Gentleman Only Alternative / Powerhouses

    I've been sampling Gentleman Only and I kinda like it. It has that common synthetic/fresh vibe plus patchouli in the drydown that seems like a nod to the classic Givenchy Gentleman. I wore Quorum...
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    Re: KINSKI: how many fans???

    I found it unwearable, nothing friendly to hold onto.
  23. Re: I'm going to San Francisco tomorrow! What should I try?

    Yeah, I love Jacqueline. Just be patient and friendly and all will be good. Treasure trove of classic fragrances.
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    Re: What fragrance is your guilty pleasure ?

    Watch out - the cat might launch a jealous attack. Give her a little spriz too!
  25. Re: Seeking an honest opinion about Chanel Antaeus pour Homme.

    I really enjoy it - great woods. But about 8 hours in, it just overtakes me and I have to scrub it off. That said, I'm going to order another decant so I can experience the beginning again.
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    Re: What fragrance is your guilty pleasure ?

    Fleur du Male and Bogart PH. They both have a sweet side and
    make me feel so happy, they have to be bad for you :-)
  27. Re: How long does 2.5 OZ cologne last for you guys?

    This. My full bottles don't get much use. Probably 75% of my wear comes samples/decants.
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    Live Jazz Turnaround

    After giving YSL Live Jazz a thumbs down over the winter (too simple, strident), I pulled my sample out recently in the warmer weather, and I've done a 180. This is such a fresh, interesting,...
  29. Thread: 2 Word Reviews

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    Re: 2 Word Reviews

    Mitsouko: History Lovely
    Z-14: Lemon Root
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    Re: best summer vanillas

    This one. I love F32 and PUH is a total classic.
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    Re: She Made Me Buy Egoiste

    Ha ha! You're too funny :-)
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    She Made Me Buy Egoiste

    You're right Hednic. She also loves Pour Monsieur and Sycomore the best out of my collection.
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    Re: Kouros in summertime

    I've enjoyed Kouros in the summer too, with just one spray. Any time of year it's weekend only for me - too heavy for the office. I love the unwinding analogy - what a beautiful scent.
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    She Made Me Buy Egoiste

    After wearing Egoiste at the office and wishing I'd sprayed more, it kicked in strong at home. Sat down next to my wife and she's like, "What is that?....You must buy it right now." Well, how could...
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    Re: Closeout Deal! Need Advice...

    L'Homme
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    Re: Aramis 900 and Z-14

    You my man Ken!
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    Are the Cheapies Really Worth It?

    I've gotten some worthwhile stuff for $25 at Ross or Marshells, Z-14 and Giorgio BHs among them. Some others not so much. But I personally like the gamble and the affordability of a FB at the times...
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    Re: What cologne would James Bond wear?

    I like it :-)
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    Re: Aramis 900 and Z-14

    Thanks for the replies. I'll compare and contrast some more..
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    Contrast with Sephora. I know its apples and oranges, but short view is that they'd lose money. But come christmas, guess what gift certificate I'm asking for?
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    Re: Aramis 900 and Z-14

    I guess another way to put it would be to contrast them with the current fresh/aquatic genre. They both have an old school feel, beginnings of powerhouse (to me).
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    Re: Have you ever thrown bottles away?

    Grey Flannel. I hated it so much I wouldn't let my wife give it away and torchure someone else.
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    Re: I need a new scent .... Help!!!!!

    +1 vetiver extraordinaire
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    Aramis 900 and Z-14

    I just blind bought Aramis 900 and am enjoying the hell out if it. I'm getting a similar vibe to z-14. Does this make any sense or am I just high off my '900 fumes?
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    Re: What cologne would James Bond wear?

    Ha ha!
  46. Thread: Way Off Scenter

    by DanHD
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    Re: Way Off Scenter

    Thanks way off scenter. I'm blown away by all your intelligent reviews. I was wondering who this masked man is :-)
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    Re: What cologne would James Bond wear?

    +1 - you beat me to it
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    Re: Bvlgari Man in Black - New Release 2014

    Ha ha!
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    Re: Wear what she likes or what you like?

    Mix it up. You gotta be happy too.
  50. Poll: Re: Do you make distinctions between frags you wear during the day and night?

    I'm away from home at a conference. I Should have brought some of my more adventuresome scents for the evening hotel room.
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    Re: New - Dior Homme Intense Green

    Good job perking my interest - I'll check it out.
  52. Thread: Purchasing Ideas

    by DanHD
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    Re: Purchasing Ideas

    Yeah a little more info would be good. What do you like and/or want? Where will you be wearing it?
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    Re: Two picks from Serge Lutens

    Iris Silver Mist
  54. Thread: Oud beginner

    by DanHD
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    Re: Oud beginner

    Ooh, Leather Oud was rough one. +1 on M7 and Tom Ford Oud Wood.
  55. Looking to start a conservative "collection" of colognes

    +1 Givenchy Gentleman Only. Modern and has a nice patchouli that kicks in.


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    Re: the perfumed court

    I have an order in process from them, no problems, just need to be patient. They have better decant atomizers than Surrender to Chance.


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    Re: New Michael Kors for men.

    Too funny!


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  58. Poll: Re: Fragrance to wear to a Cheap Trick concert (poll)

    I'm with you. It's been more than 30 years since I saw Cheap Trick live. I think I was wearing the real scent of cannibus and rum :-)


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  59. Re: Amouage Memoir Man.... Just like it. That's all!

    Congrats on your purchase. On my second try I realized that MM is awesome. Might have to wear tomorrow..


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  60. Thread: Infusion DHomme

    by DanHD
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    Infusion DHomme

    I really like Infusion. It's sort of shrilly but in an exciting way. I thought I'd tire of it but it's good all day long. I'm going to hold out for Silver Iris Mist though. SIM has sort of a creepy...
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    Re: Local paper interviewed me about fragrance!

    Good job. Thanks for sharing..


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  62. Re: Talk to me about L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme - LIDG

    I am pleasantly surprised today, because I'm loving LIDG after I put my sample down last winter. My memory is that it was too light and sweet. But now that it's summer, it's a perfect fit. A great...
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    Re: What's WRONG with me?

    Dude, you have serious problems - you might as well hang up your sniffing shoes (NOT) :-)

    There are some I can't stand either - Grey Flannel is a big one that others love.


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    Re: Is M7 worth a blind buy

    I happened to wear M7 yesterday. Really nice but can be heavy and cloying at times. I love it but suggest sampling.


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    Re: No More Love For the Classic Eau Sauvage?

    I've tried both the edt and edp. I don't like it at all. I'm 50, and it's pretty ho hum for me. I own Pour Monsieur which I find similar but better.


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  66. Re: recommendations for safe, "clean" male fragrance

    +3 Mugler cologne. Also Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire (class incarnate).


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    Re: Best place to order samples?

    +1 on Surrender to Chance - quick and good service. Perfumed Court is good too but must be patient..


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    Re: The best summer scent in my opinion

    Thanks Greyogrow. Trying SH for the first time today. I was fearing too bright soapy green, but after 4 hrs, it isn't too extreme. It's early yet, but I'm thinking a late summer day laying in...
  69. Thread: Gentleman Only

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    Gentleman Only

    I'm surprised Givenchy Gentleman only doesn't have more fans here. I love the aquatic start, with a nice patchouli kick pretty early. The original Gentleman is a little rough for me (current and...
  70. Re: What is the absolute FRESHEST & CLEANEST fragrance you have ever smelt?

    +1 Mugler Cologne


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  71. Re: JPG Fleur du Male is getting me compliments.

    I love Fleur du Male too. It's definitely a weekend bliss scent for me. I didn't like the original either.


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    Re: Weird fragrance related habits?

    Yeah, I definitely ponder it the night before. And then of course I still wrestle with it. For example, I decided on Dzing last night, but Infusion d'Homme won out this morning. Way too much drama...
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    Re: Deeper fragrance with touch of aquatic feel

    Yeah, I own and love GIT and like SMW ok. I knew as I entered the post that GIT would come up - it does fit the bill. I was hoping for other alternatives and sure got them! Thanks again..
  74. Thread: Serge Lutens

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    Re: Serge Lutens

    +1 Five O'Clock
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    World Cup Scent for US vs Germ

    What are you wearing for US vs Germany today? Anyone in Brazil?

    I'm wearing Kouros to give the US some mojo for the game :-)
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    Re: Deeper fragrance with touch of aquatic feel

    Looks interesting but I can't read the label on the pic. What is it?
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    Re: Deeper fragrance with touch of aquatic feel

    I appreciate all the new recommendations. This'll keep me busy :-)
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    Re: Deeper fragrance with touch of aquatic feel

    Thanks for the tips. I'll check them out..
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    Deeper fragrance with touch of aquatic feel

    I've been trying some of the aquatic / fresh modern fragrances, and it seems like a fresh astringint synthetic feel is common. I like that characteristic but the whole is usually too biting, light...
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    Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme Opinions

    I've tried a few times, tin can version. The spicy notes are too harsh for me. But I got compliments from women, and I never get compliments.
  81. Re: What's your least favorite fragrance in your collection?

    Rive guache PH. Don't have a desire to wear. Keep remembering that carnation / clove / pepper accord.
  82. Re: What's a designer scent that could easily pass as niche?

    Nicely put, L'Homme. Great thread..
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    Re: Citric scents for night

    Ummm, you might want to back off those Qualudes a bit..
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    Re: The best summer scent in my opinion

    Ordered Sung Homme today. For $20 not too much a risk. The violet liquid color is kinda kinky :-)
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    what's your refresher of choice?

    Guerlain Cologne Imperiale
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    Re: Don't you hate it when you miss?

    I don't miss, but I hate getting a partial spray. I sometimes spray one in the air to get a full first spray.


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    The best summer scent in my opinion

    Greowlgrow, I love the way you listed a bunch of fresh/aqua scents and then dropped an old school powerhouse. Very nice! I love powerhouses but have never tried Sung. You've inspired me to go for it....
  88. Thread: Git

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    Git

    Right on bro
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    Citric scents for night

    Mugler cologne is citrusy, clean and classic. I'd think a classy wealthy person as well as average joe would dig it.
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    Which one would you recommend?

    I'd say Chergui - great scent. The chocolate/patch of Coromandel just doesn't work for me. One note: Chergui works best in cooler weather IMHO.
  91. Thread: Bygones

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    Re: Bygones

    Obsession. Wore it in my youth, couldn't see wearing it again.


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  92. Thread: Collection Size

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    Re: Collection Size

    I feel like I have personal connection with my FB's. If I don't use them I feel a little guilty. So at apx 25 I think I'll hover around there and keep my buddies happy.


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  93. Re: The Perfumed Court has horrible shipping times

    Yeah, I use Surrender to Chance instead now, unless PC has it and they don't. StC usually ships within 2 business days. Sometimes shipment comes in 2 packages from diff locations, but I don't care -...
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    Choose 5 designer scents

    Kouros
    L'Homme
    Fahrenheit
    Bogart PH
    Pour Monsieur
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    Re: Golf SOTD recommendations?

    You can't miss with Vetiver Extraordinaire from FM. Such a classic. I wore in hot weather yesterday and it performed beautifully, even into this morning..


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  96. Re: I'm Loving Luten's Chene...... It's Going Onto The Bottle Worthy List

    Thanks for the tip. I have samples of 5 oclock and gris clair ready to crack open. I love Chergui so much I had to explore SL further.


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  97. Re: GIT - Full bottle worthy or just "ho-hum"....Im on the fence with having this one in my collecti

    Hello? Of course, just do it! Classic, and a cool black ceramic bottle too.


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    Re: What Style of Fragrance Fits You Best?

    Powerhouses and some oud/deep scents. Bogart Pour Homme is feeling good today. Jubilation XXV was awesome yesterday. Kouros, VCA PH, Quorum all my favs.


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  99. Re: Fragrances that have been your favourt for the last 5 yrs

    +1 on London. I wear less now but my wife keeps asking for it - gotta keep her happy :-)


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  100. Re: Fragrances that have been your favourt for the last 5 yrs

    Mark Birley is my old standby for the office


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