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    Re: Hipsters and Fragrance (do they mix)

    Basically.
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    Re: Spicebomb Night Vision Story

    You were just asking for it by wearing that perfume.
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    Re: Any of you guys wear Ambre Nuit by Dior?

    I've loved Ambre Nuit for years. At first, I wondered if it was feminine, but after a few hours if wear I really didn't care because it was so good. I don't know what makes this smell "old lady" to...
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    Re: Hipsters and Fragrance (do they mix)

    The point is that maybe you shouldn't be making assumptions about people you don't know.
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    Re: Hipsters and Fragrance (do they mix)

    Ah, but how do you know that they're not thinking the same thing about you?
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    Re: Dior Spice Blend

    They should just make things easier for all of us and offer all of them everywhere.
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    Re: Dior Spice Blend

    YES! Where'd you get it? Rinascente? The Dior boutique?
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 21st June, 2019

    Chanel Egoiste

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.613.jpg
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    Re: Dior Spice Blend

    That's terrible to hear if Bois d'Argent really is being considered for discontinuation in the States. I'm glad I have a big bottle.

    And I'm crossing my fingers that I'll be able to buy one of...
  10. Re: Most complimented fragrances for men under 30?

    Basically.
  11. Re: dior cologne royal vs chanel eau de cologne

    Dior Cologne Royale may be difficult to find, as Dior has started limiting its distribution.
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    I love this. It's both fruity from the pineapple and earthy from the patchouli.

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.47795.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    There's a reason why I didn't mention how much I paid for my Creeds: I didn't pay full price for them. I didn't even pay Fragrancenet prices for them.

    I only brought up those bottles because they...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Yeah, but if you don't use it all, then it's just money wasted. Are you going to bathe in it? I still have a 120ml bottle of Creed Himalaya that is over 10 years old and it's still not empty. It was...
  15. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    No. There will always be new perfumes to buy because they are always being released. And a lot of the stuff that people find average now may very well end up getting discontinued in a few years and...
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    Re: Your Top 5 Tom Ford Fragrances ?

    I completely agree. I'm someone who likes to do a lot of sampling before buying. In my experience, they're great to sample at first, but I get really bored after repeated wears.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Congrats! I love this one, too.
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    Re: Vintage POAL Worth Seeking Out?

    My view is that if a fragrance has been reformulated and I only know the reformulation, then I'm not missing out on anything because I don't know it. I'd rather put the money towards something...
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    Re: Best fragrance for a 22 hour train ride

    Since other people are going to be trapped in an enclosed space with you, I would be considerate and not wear anything.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    Profumum Roma Olibanum

    I just love this.

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.4447.jpg
  21. Re: Have You Been To MiN New York - Glorious Or Overrated?

    I went to the Lower East side location.
  22. Re: Have You Been To MiN New York - Glorious Or Overrated?

    Osswald is great. The Aedes store isn't bad. Lots of interesting stuff, but they don't do samples. I don't know if I'll be able to resist Iris Nazarena the next time I visit.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    That's my fave of the colognes they recently released.
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    Re: Random ! TdH edt or Eau Savauge 2017

    No question and no contest: Eau Sauvage.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

    With a high of 78, it's a good day for Christian Dior Balade Sauvage. I can see this getting a lot of wear over the next few months.

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  27. Re: Is Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EdT REALLY discontinued?

    Do you know what REALLY needs to be discontinued?

    Discussion of discontinuation rumors.

    I have seen so many rumors of discontinuation spread via these forums that are clearly BS, and then...
  28. Re: SOTW: Scent of the Week Starting Sunday 9 June

    I really like this one. Thinking I might need a full bottle.
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    Re: Dior Spice Blend

    this sounds like heaven!!!
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    Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Rum? Whoa. I'd love to see what Dior does with that in the exclusive line. I'll cross my fingers that I see it abroad next month.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    That one really sounds as though it might be really nice.
  32. Re: SOTW: Scent of the Week. For those BRAVE souls among us:)

    Not the best. Stopped after three or four days because I was going blind to it. I had to switch because if I'm wearing it, I need to be smelling it.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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  34. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Orto Parisi Stercus

    I was at a store earlier and looking at Terroni, Seminalis, and Stercus. For some reason, I was just drawn to Stercus a bit more than Seminalis, so I tried it on. I don't know...
  35. Re: Does anyone have any experience with bespoke fragrances?

    At Ex Nihilo, you can personalize some of their already existing fragrances. I think that idea sounds neat, but at the same time, I feel like if one of their fragrances could be made better, they'd...
  36. Re: Louis Vuitton Fragrance Nouveau Monde vs Sur La Route vs Au Hasard

    With anything in life, I think you should go for what you like the most when possible.
  37. Re: Louis Vuitton Fragrance Nouveau Monde vs Sur La Route vs Au Hasard

    I've owned Nouveau Monde since the launch and have had multiple samples of Au Hasard and Sur La Route over the past year or so. For me, Nouveau Monde is the best, but that might just be my...
  38. Re: Sampling suggestions from Amouage, CdG, other niche houses

    My 1990 bottles of Égoïste are my most treasured. Égoïste is a bit sweet, though.
  39. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Neiman Marcus has it where I live.
  40. Re: Sampling suggestions from Amouage, CdG, other niche houses

    Definitely Noir Epices and Bois d'Orage/French Lover from Frederic Malle. Noir Epices is especially wonderful.
  41. Re: Sour note in dry down of Music f.a. While + Au coeur du desert?

    For me, the only dirtiness that I experience in Music for a While is, I think, due to the patchouli, but it's not really dirty to me so much as it is earthy. I think both Music for a While and Au...
  42. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    They're just samples. Why not just try them while sitting around at home for an evening? Are you afraid that people might look them up in fragrance databases while you're wearing them and then judge...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I love this so. much. Such a beautiful blend.

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.49753.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

    Well, they're two very different fragrances, and the improvement is really just that I like Balade Sauvage much more than Rose 31.

    I'm not sure exactly what it is with the Rose 31. All I know is...
  45. Re: Help a very ancient member re. Amouage :)

    Yes, while I like Interlude, it's that oregano that really pushes it for me and that I think could really turn off some people. Without that, it'd probably be a safer blind buy.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

    Yesterday was Rose 31, and while it was good at the start, the drydown turned out to be awful. Luckily, it was just a sample, and now I'm not tempted to spend any money on a big bottle.

    Today is...
  47. Re: Help a very ancient member re. Amouage :)

    I really like Journey. I feel like it's underappreciated, and it's not too difficult to wear.

    Interlude is definitely good, but it's not always the easiest to wear.

    I'd try getting some decants...
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    Re: Dior Oud Ispahan - Age?

    If you like it, then wear it.
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    Re: Help me to find a dark perfume from past

    But he even says he's not even sure it was pine or eucalyptus that he was smelling! That's why it's pointless recommending anything. Basically, the only thing he's sure of is that it was dark.
  50. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I think this one is wonderful--the best of the line before the men's scents were introduced. I came really close to getting it, and I still might. It's a wonderful counterpart to Nouveau Monde, and...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

    Le Labo Rose 31

    I'm really torn over this one. I love it, but at times it's so soft and sheer that it's barely perceptible. If only there was a bit more density...
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    Re: Help me to find a dark perfume from past

    Literally, what you are describing could be any one of thousands of perfumes. Is there anything else you remember about it?
  53. Re: If you could make a Fragrance Starter Pack, what would you choose?

    That's not a bad idea, but I think even when reading reviews, it's a good idea to have some sort of list to help filter and guide the search.
  54. Re: What frags have you got rid of, only to reacquire sometime later?

    Yep. I have thought about selling AdP Colonia Quercia because I haven't really liked it much in the past. It had been several months since my last wearing. I wore it again the other day and found it...
  55. Re: I blind ordered Memo Paris Shams Oud. My first expensive bottle. Any thoughts on this one?

    I love oud, but from what I've experienced so far with it, it can be a dangerous blind buy. Good luck! The Memos that I've tried have been pretty good.
  56. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Right? That is exactly how I feel. I'm not crazy about fig, but I'll definitely wear that one.
  57. Re: Latest Louis Vuitton to Follow Ombre Nomade!

    How does it compare to Ombre Nomade? I'm scared to go and test it.
  58. Re: What frags have you got rid of, only to reacquire sometime later?

    None. I try to not get rid of fragrances because I know I may change my mind later. Should that happen, I know I'll be really pissed off that I got rid of it.
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    Re: Most worn: May 2019

    Ha ha! Definitely unplanned, and they're also most of the ones I love the most in my current wardrobe.
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    Re: Most worn: May 2019

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    Bois d'Argent by Christian Dior
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  61. Re: SOTW: Scent of the Week. For those BRAVE souls among us:)

    I don't like this experiment. I usually wear something different every day and I'm starting to go blind to Bois d'Argent after wearing it for three days straight.
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    Re: Tuscan Leather Intense by Tom Ford

    Hell, that stuff's not cheap. I'd definitely wear it at least once if they paid me as much as full retail to do so. I'm not gonna play that hard to get and I have no problem taking multiple showers...
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    Re: Tuscan Leather Intense by Tom Ford

    Kind of like Tom Ford Fucking Fabulous -- more like Tom Ford Trying Too Hard.

    Yet, people eat up and buy into that garbage.

    If you have to tell people how cool you are...
  64. Poll: Re: Poll: Most Complex Amouage Fragrance For Men

    I think Interlude is easy to call complex because it's such a chaotic composition, which is the intent. Jubilation has a lot going on, but it aims for a more harmonious blend. They're very different...
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    Re: Current Fragrance How Many Sprays?

    Bois d'Argent -- 4 sprays. One chest/bottom of neck, one nape of neck, one on each forearm.

    I don't wanna be that guy who's choking out everybody in the room.
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    Re: What's next to purchase on your wish list

    Pretty positive I'll be getting Profumum Roma Olibanum in the next few weeks. I've been wanting to grab it for a while, but it is Profumum Roma and I'll be in Rome, so I figure it'll be a nice...
  67. Poll: Re: Poll: Most Complex Amouage Fragrance For Men

    I don't even know what it means to say that Jubilation is "not artistic". I don't think it's particularly "easy going", either. I think a fragrance as ornate as Jubilation is the opposite of easy...
  68. Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    What value is there in a behind the scenes video for a perfume? What secrets exist? The "secret" is that people are mixing smelly chemicals together to make another smelly chemical that people will...
  69. Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Would people really feel better about the price if he included some behind the scenes videos? Is that how sad people are?
  70. Re: SOTW: Scent of the Week. For those BRAVE souls among us:)

    My week begins today, so I'm going to try wearing Bois d'Argent for the rest of the week. I have the big bottle of it anyway.
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    Re: Men Wearing Jewelry

    I always wear a watch. My mom gave me a white gold chain with a cross pendant for Christmas, which I was surprised to learn looked good on me. I never bother to take off the necklace. Sometimes, I'll...
  72. Re: NEW: Maison Lancome Les Grands Crus (4 New Ones and 2 Relaunches)!!

    I've tried a lot of them. The ouds are all very nice. I can't remember the others that I liked. Maybe the fig and the Oranges Bigarades. Some of them are available in 10ml bottles, too, in case you...
  73. Re: Recommendations for HOT weather frags? Non-typical citrus..

    Frederic Malle Geranium Pour Monsieur

    Very fresh, cool, and minty. Great for hot weather.

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.5911.jpg
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    Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Balade Sauvage doesn't seem so synthetic to me. Of the new ones, Terra Bella is the one that seemed to be a bit too synthetic. It smelled like cheap, orange candy at times on my skin.
  75. Re: SOTW: Scent of the Week. For those BRAVE souls among us:)

    That sounds like heaven. I just don't want to use up my Egoiste too quickly. I know the current formulation isn't bad, but still.
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    Re: Creed Recommendations for "Freshness"

    Himalaya
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud - Discontinued?

    Patchouli Imperiale is gone now, as well, according to my rep at Saks Chicago.

    I got the last 125ml bottle of Cuir Cannage from Saks Chicago a while back.
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    Re: Rome, Italy

    Does anybody know if Dior's Mitzah, Eau Noire, or Vetiver is available at any of the Dior boutiques in Rome? I know they're available in France, so I wanted to check and see if they're also available...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th May, 2019

    I like it quite a bit. I'm trying to figure out if I have room for it in my rotation.
  80. Re: Why so much hate for dior homme spor 2017?

    I'm wearing this from a sample today, and I think it's nice. I'm not sure if it's anything more than just nice, though. To me, it's the definition of a dumb reach: easy, inoffensive, brainless. While...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th May, 2019

    Christian Dior Eau Sauvage

    Wearing this for the first time ever today--I've only smelled it on cards--and longevity is actually better than I thought it would be.
    ...
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    Re: Help Me Choose A Fragrance for the Opera

    Stop overthinking it. Wear whatever the hell you're in the mood to wear. That's going to be the best way to "build scent memories".

    But if you can't just wear whatever you're in the mood to wear,...
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    Re: Underwhelmed by M7

    Maybe it's not for you. Just because everyone else likes something and makes some sort of fuss over it doesn't mean you will -- unless you're just a follower.

    I mean, plenty of people like Tobacco...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    El Born is fantastic. Carner Barcelona is a nice house. Surprised they aren't discussed more here.
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    Re: dior homme parfum 2019

    I haven't checked all of the Dior websites, but Dior Homme Parfum is still available for purchase on the Italian, French, and German Dior websites.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019

    Christian Dior Ambre Nuit

    So so SO good.

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.7092.jpg
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    Re: Is Amouage Interlude a safe blind buy?

    Reflection Man is a much safer blind buy, but I would try Mont Blanc Individuel before going for Reflection. They're pretty close, and Individuel can be had for, like, $20, so I don't think the...
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    Re: Is Amouage Interlude a safe blind buy?

    See, what I think could really turn people off is the oregano.

    I don't see how people can be bothered with buying things and them flipping them later if they don't like them. Seems like way too...
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    Re: Is Amouage Interlude a safe blind buy?

    I struggle with understanding how it could possibly be a safe blind buy if he might not like it.
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    Re: Is Amouage Interlude a safe blind buy?

    I love Interlude, but no way is it a safe blind buy. It could really offend a lot of people in the office, and you might not even like it.
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    I love this one. I've got a $50 gift card for Neiman Marcus burning a hole in my pocket, so I'm thinking this might be one of my next.
  92. Re: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather or Kilian Straight to Heaven

    LOL

    Just about all of the Tom Fords are offensive to me for one reason or another. Some of the Kilians are nice, but I've never been too taken by Straight to Heaven.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 21st May, 2019

    In the 40s today in Chicago, so I'm making the most of it with Louis Vuitton Ombre Nomade.

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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Christian Dior Cuir Cannage

    It's in the 50s today, which is perfect weather for this fragrance. I love it.

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.25228.jpg
  95. Re: What to wear to as a wedding guest in the summer?

    Orage is my favorite of those, so that's what I'd wear.
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    Re: Summer Incense Recommendations

    Christian Dior Bois d'Argent
  97. Re: Your current favorite warm comforting fragrances?

    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.1801.jpg
  98. Re: Starting with Allure and Platinum Egoiste

    I have really mixed feelings about Chanel's entire line. While they have some undoubtedly great stuff both in the exclusive tier and the mass market tier, some of the mass market stuff just isn't...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th May, 2019

    High of 82 today, so it's a good day for Balade Sauvage.

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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    The version I have is the original release that I bought when it first hit the market. I had two bottles from that original release that remained untouched for over two decades.
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