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    Re: L'Artisan Eau de Merveilleuses

    Looks like a bottle popped up on ebay a few days ago. I stumbled across it this morning and thought I would mention it here.
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    Re: The Best Perfume

    Sécrétions Magnifiques by Etat Libre d'Orange is rather tenacious.
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    Re: Chanel Les Exclusifs - uninspiring?

    Lines like the Chanel Exclusifs end up suffering from their expansiveness. I was completely overwhelmed by the Les Exclusifs collection when I first came across it (same thing with the Lutens line,...
  4. Re: What is cheaper alternative to Eau Sauvage

    ...but Eau Sauvage is not that expensive to begin with.
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    Re: Fragrances you can't seem to decide on?

    Try Sycomore by Chanel—I always think of it as Encre Noir perfected.

    At the moment I am going back and forth on Equipage, 31 Rue Cambon and 28 La Pausa.
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    Re: Birch Tar Soap

    I had no idea that Knize was still producing soaps and body products—distributuion in the U.S. is quite limited. But since you metnion it I do recall seeing a complete line online a few months back....
  7. Re: Do you have a spreadsheet/Database detailing your collection?

    I do this for my collection, samples and decants. It started as an index to keep track of my samples (each has a number) and it grew from there. It now includes name; house; index number (for...
  8. Re: Who decides what ingredients are in scents listed in the fragrance Directory?

    Registered members can submit new fragrances to the directory. They are then approved by a moderator/administrator although I assume many of the fragrances on the site were added by the site...
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    Birch Tar Soap

    Over the past few months I have become increasingly interested in scented body products. I have been fortunate enough to get my hands on a bar of vintage Piver Cuir de Russie soap as well as vintage...
  10. Re: Do you have a favourite all time perfumer ? If so, who and why ?

    HISTORIC
    • Edmond Roudnitska (for Diorella, Rochas Femme, Diorissimo, and Eau Sauvage)
    • Jacques Guerlain (for nearly every truly great Guerlain perfume—specifically feminine perfumes)
    • Aimé...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, February 14th, 2013

    Kölnisch Juchten
    Parfums Regence
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    Re: Favorite oriental colognes

    Shalimar Guerlain
    Vanilia L'Artisan Parfumeur
    Émeraude Coty (VINTAGE)
    Tabu Dana (VINTAGE)
    Habit Rouge Guerlain
  13. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Guerlain Djedi
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    Re: Fragrancenet

    Sorry if I came across the wrong way; I would have removed obviously from my comment if I'd read it before I sent it. In general, I am suspicious of these companies and their claims regarding...
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    Re: Fragrancenet

    I believe The Dreamer is no longer in production, so obviously it is going to be older stock.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, February 7th, 2013

    KÖLNISCH JUCHTEN
    PARFUMS REGENCE

    (turns out there are no good images of the stuff anywhere)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, February 4th, 2013

    C for Men Clive Christian (eau de parfum)


    Also wearing (sampling):
    Bas de Soie Serge Lutens (eau de parfum)
    Messe de Minuit Etro (eau de toilette)
    Bandit Robert Piguet (eau de parfum)
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    Re: What is your favorite Chypre?

    Mitsouko, no contest.
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    Re: Beware Fragrancenet.com

    Never had issues with them. I always opt for the 3-5 day shipping as the free shipping option takes quite a bit longer than I would like. They have never lost my order, everything has been genuine...
  20. Re: Best projection/longevity fragrance from bulgari?

    I should confess that I have never been a fan of Bulgari, aside from Black and Eau Parfumée au Thé Vert. I have, however, tried most of the line, albeit quite some time ago. Off the top of my head,...
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    Re: Great Masculine Florals?

    Here's my quick list of masculine florals. There's also a world of lavender-based fragrances to explore, if you're into that sort of thing.

    Incensé by Givenchy
    Sarrasins by Serge Lutens
    Nuit de...
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    Re: Pornography...

    ​Muscs Koublaï Khän
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    Re: Regreted giving away

    I exchanged my bottle of Equipage for Cuir de Russie parfum. I don't regret acquiring the parfum, just the fact that I let go of Equipage. Now it's on my shopping list for 2013. At least it's...
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    Re: Muscs Koublai Khan

    Love the stuff. It definitely grows on you.
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    Re: Cuir Fétiche vs. vintage Tabac Blond

    Thanks for the tip. I'm assuming 'vintage' in this case means a few years back?
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    Re: Fresh green scents?

    GREEN

    FRESH
    B.Clean Energy Beneton
    Richardson Bay California North
    * Series 1 Leaves : Mint Comme des Garçons
    * Series 5 Sherbet : Peppermint Comme des Garçons
    Feuille Verte Creed...
  27. Re: How many in your collection do you rate 10 out of 10 and which?

    Out of my collection of right around 100:

    Azurée Estée Lauder (eau de toilette)
    Bandit Robert Piguet (eau de parfum)
    Bel Ami Hermès (eau de toilette)
    Black Bulgari (eau de toilette)
    Cuir...
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    Re: Iris Pallida by L'Artisan Parfumeur

    Thanks so much for the heads up! I just contacted the seller.
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    Re: Do you prefer a dirty musk or white musk?

    Another dirty and another vote for Muscs Koublaï Khän by Lutens.
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    Re: Worth trying feminine MPGs

    Cuir Fétiche is a fantastic leather and ambergris composition somewhere between the modern Cuir de Russie (Chanel) and Knize Ten.

    Fleurs des Comores is L'Artisan Parfumeur's iconic and...
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    Re: Genuine Amergris fragrances

    Fairly certain that killing a whale for ambergris would be a futile venture. It's my understanding that the whole, floating in the ocean for decades is what "cures" it and makes ambergris, well,...
  32. Re: Long time lurker, first time poster. 23 y.o. college student needs some tips.

    I'm having a hard time coming up with any recommendations: you say you want to avoid sweet and watery/sporty fragrances but, in my opinion, that describes Burberry Brit and Bleu de Chanel,...
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    Iris Pallida by L'Artisan Parfumeur

    Good day everyone!

    I've been trying to decide on the perfect iris fragrance and I grabbed my samples of Iris Pallida last night and it just blew everything else out of the water—I really wish I...
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes & Guerlain Vetiver

    I've always considered Terre d'Hermès more of a daytime scent. Given the choice between the two, I would go with the parfum (eau de parfum?). Actually, as a side note I have never been totally...
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste/Platinum Egoiste

    The distinction between masculine and feminine is so tenuous; it's just a matter of taste. They are very different fragrances made for very different audiences. I have personally never found...
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    Re: Name your best incense cologne.

    Avignon by Comme des Garçons is one of my favorites. As others have mentioned, there are many different styles of incense and many different incense fragrances. Avignon smells of old dusty Catholic...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, January 19, 2013

    PATCHOULI 24
    LE LABO

    eau de parfum
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    Re: Eau de Lingerie

    Gag. The fact that this announcement was followed by the unveiling of yet another Shalimar flanker (or repackaging of a flanker, as it were) complete with a feather!

    I'm just going to start...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2013

    Just picked up 50ml of Azzaro pour Homme at TJ Maxx for $19.99.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Chanel Les Exclusifs 1932

    I'm really hoping that this one is going to be better than Beige and Jersey; looking forward to trying it.
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    Re: Tuberose for man

    As already mentioned, Carnal Flower by Frederic Malle and Tubereuse Criminelle by Serge Lutens are both excellent choices. However, if you are open to it Fracas by Robert Piguet is a gorgeous...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 18th of January 2013

    Dior Homme
    DIOR
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    Re: I just bought Aramis.

    It's a fantastic fragrance. By the way, sticking out is a good thing; in this vast sea of boring sport colognes and inoffensive aquatics, it's so refreshing to smell something with real character. ...
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    Re: Enchanted Forest - Luckyscent

    I got a chance to try it a few weeks ago and echo starshipvelcro and alfarom: strange opening but ultimately nothing to write home about.
  45. Re: Your Partner could care less about your scent Hobby

    My last girlfriend was supportive. I got into fragrances about a year into our relationship so she was there from the beginning. She never got into it as much as I did, but she did start building a...
  46. Re: Guerlain's I don't understand....and your advice.

    I share your sentiments, for the most part. Guerlain Homme is a rather generic smelling masculine intended to sell well. Jardins de Bagatelle is far too screechy and synthetic for me, although...
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    Re: Cuir Fétiche vs. vintage Tabac Blond

    I'm just going to go ahead and buy a sample of the vintage juice. I just so hate paying the absurd prices that all of the decant joints charge. Highway robbery it is!

    Thanks for the replies—you...
  48. Re: Problems with topnotes of Classic Leathers (Knize 10, Cuir de Russie, Lancome, Mauresque))

    I've never been particularly fond of Cuir Pleine Fleur, but not for lack of trying. There's a licorice-like note in there that just totally ruins it for me and it's quite a bit softer than I would...
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    Re: Fahrenheit - 2012 reformulation

    I have three samples from Sephora: the first two were obtained back in summer 2011. The last is from a visit a few weeks ago. I can't detect any difference between the current formulation and the...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, January 17, 2013

    EDITION RARE : AMBRAREM
    HISTOIRES DE PARFUMS

    So strange...I really enjoyed this one over the summer, but today I just can't stand it. There is something in here (I'm thinking the vanilla and...
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    Re: The rave about vintage formulations

    I'm honestly surprised there isn't some kind of organization made up of perfume lovers lobbying the IFRA and perfume makers. I would totally get behind something like that. Unfortunately, I just...
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    Re: Rate Bond no. 9 Fragrances

    Boy, do I dislike Bond No. 9. I pulled out my samples to rate these fragrances and I was reminded just how underwhelming their fragrances are (with the exception of Chinatown). Anyway, here we go!...
  53. Re: Problems with topnotes of Classic Leathers (Knize 10, Cuir de Russie, Lancome, Mauresque))

    Old-ish thread but I wanted to chime in here: Cuir Fétiche by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier opens with a nice mandarin-dominated citrus followed by a beautiful leather-ambergris accord. No raw leather...
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    Re: Jubilation XXV or Jubilation 25

    I've always felt that XXV is extremely overrated—it simply isn't my thing. 25 on the other hand is a radiant floral chypre in the classical style. Bottom line, I don't see XXV being talked about 20...
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    Cuir Fétiche vs. vintage Tabac Blond

    Several people who have tried Maître Parfumeur et Gantier's Cuir Fétiche have remarked that it bears more than a passing resemblance to the original Tabac Blond. Having not ever sampled (or even...
  56. Re: Alert: Price Increase of Chanel Les Exclusifs Line

    Even with the price increase, the 200ml bottles are still a relative steal: $1.15/ml. Just for comparison, L'Artisan Parfumeur's eau de toilettes are $1.45/ml. Sure, it's not ideal, but in the...
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    Re: USPS and mailing fragrances

    Similar regulations just went into effect in Europe. Perfumes can no longer be sent via airmail. If you think ground shipping is bad imagine the implications for overseas shipments.
  58. Re: Alert: Price Increase of Chanel Les Exclusifs Line

    Sneaky. They had already increased the prices this year. I just checked about a week ago and they were at $120 and $220. They must have decided that wasn't enough. And the parfum was $175 for 15...
  59. Re: Reformulations that IMPROVED on the original...

    I was commenting on another thread and realized that Ubar falls into this category. I'm not sure how many of you have tried the original but the current formulation just stomps it.
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    Re: Amouage Ubar

    Hands down my favorite Amouage fragrance. BTW: The current formulation is much better than the vintage IMO; totally different fragrances.
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    Re: Clive Christian question

    C for Men. Tuscan Leather perfected and taken to its logical extreme. It's a very compelling mixture of oud, leather, smoke, and tobacco. It can easily be worn by a woman. My second choice would...
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    Re: A patchouli that smells like....

    I haven't tried this at all, so I can't really make any recommendations but I checked the LUSH website and it looks like, in addition to patchouli oil, the deodorant contains chamomile, citral...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

    égoïste chanel
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    How odd—they were working last night. I'll repost when I get back to my desktop.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Here's most of it:
    1876618767
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    Re: SOTD:Tuesday,January 15, 2013

    Bandit
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    Re: Displaying your collections....

    Just wanted to mention that the bathroom is one of the worst places you could possibly store fragrances; the fluctuations in heat from the shower, heat lamp, etc. do a number on fragrances (or so I...
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    Re: Habit Rouge or something else?

    Not only is Habit Rouge a better choice, it is also a must-try fragrance. It is a timeless masterpiece and an essential addition to any serious collection.
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    Fragrances in ARCHER

    Not sure if any of you ever watch Archer, but it's an awesome animated spy series (and it's absolutely hilarious). Anyway, the other day I was re-watching an episode and spotted some fragrances in...
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    Re: Bel Ami and Puredistance M

    I'll have to give Puredistance M another go. I have worn it a few times and I wear Bel Ami regularly and have not noticed the apparent similarity. Interesting...
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    Re: Most underrated House

    Maître Parfumeur et Gantier and Etro
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    Re: Replacement for Gucci Pour Homme

    Comme des Garçons 2 Man
  73. Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Chanel cuir de Russie ?

    Apples and oranges. They're both great though; I'd say the current formulation of Cuir de Russie is better than the current formulation of Bel Ami, but I am super partial to CdR. I'd say it really...
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    Poll: Re: Need A Modern Masterpiece Designer

    I think OP means designer as in designer vs. niche, i.e. Burberry vs. Le Labo. Not designer as in "producer of fragrances."

    That being said, the modern bit kind of throws me for a loop. I'm...
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    Re: Dzing note in Al Oudh

    I do not detect any notable similarity. Also, while they are both produced by L'Artisan Parfumeur, the perfumers are different: Olivia Giacobetti for Dzing! and Bertrand Duchaufour for Al Oudh.
  76. Re: Where Did Your Love of Fragrances Begin? A Journey Begins

    My mom used to wear Chanel N°5, which I still remember. I also remember my dad smelling of Old Spice every morning, which I thought was the natural scent of shaving. I was gifted several bottles of...
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    Re: Flowerbomb owners please help

    No worries! And regarding your girlfriend's tastes, it just takes time and experience. My girlfriend started the year wearing Pink Sugar and has since moved onto Niki de Saint Phalle. And of...
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    Re: What Are Your Perfume Plans For 2013?

    I've got quite a list going at the moment; at the top of the list I have:

    Les Nombres d'Or: Cuir Mona di Orio (eau de parfum; 100ml)
    Equipage Hermès (eau de toilette; 100ml)
    Bandit Robert...
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    Re: SOTD: 12th January 2012

    Dzongkha L'Artisan Parfumeur
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    Re: Your favourite notes in men's colognes

    leather accords (birch tar, isobutyl quinoline, castoreum, cistus labdanum, styrax, cade oil), orris, ambergris, hay absolute.
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    Re: Flowerbomb owners please help

    I just ran to Nordstrom to check this out for you. It appears that the V&R bit is a separate piece and can be popped off (although I didn't actually try to do it). Everything else looks alright,...
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    Re: Eau sauvage or grey vetiver help

    Eau Sauvage by a mile.
  83. Re: Wich Serge Lutens should I buy next for my collection?

    These are some of my favorites:

    Bois de Violette hands down, the best of the Féminité du Bois spawn; better than the original IMO
    Borneo 1834 one of the most compelling treatments of patchouli...
  84. Re: What is "the best" comme des garçons ever , mention just one (1 ),,,????

    2 MAN & Avignon
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    Re: COMME des GARCONS 2 EDP LONGEVITY

    Correct! 2 MAN is an EDT.
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    Re: Your 5 Must Experience Colognes?

    I decided to go with one example from each family under the "masculine" umbrella. The choices below are, arguably, the best of their respective families and in many cases helped to define the family...
  87. Re: Rate 60 Designer/Mass-Market Fragrances (from 1 to 5)

    I went ahead and assumed that these were all intended to be the men's versions of the fragrances listed. Overall, I seem to be rather unenthusiastic about modern designer fragrances.

    3 - Viktor...
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    Re: Dzongkha, Dzing! or Timbuktu?

    Dzongkha is most similar in overall effect to L'Air du Desert Marocain, although there is no substitute for the original. Given the choice, I would grab Dzongkha over L'Air du Desert Marocain, if...
  89. Re: What is the strongest Vanilla scented mens cologne?

    Vanille Absolu by Montale
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    Re: Your Most Worn Fragrances of 2012?

    1. CUIR DE RUSSIE : Chanel
    2. KNIZE TEN : Knize
    3. MITSOUKO : Guerlain
    4. PATCHOULI 24 : Le Labo
    5. CUIR OTTOMAN : Parfum d'Empire
    6. CUIR MAURESQUE : Serge Lutens
    7. ROYAL ENGLISH LEATHER :...
  91. Re: Have they changed the Rive Gauche bottle recently?

    Rive Gauche was reformulated back in 2003, I believe. I am not aware of any changes to the fragrance since then (However, I do know that Rive Gauche pour Homme was recently decimated and given a new...
  92. Re: Need A Great Organic Cruelty- Free Mens Cologne????

    Breath of God by LUSH.
  93. Re: honey fragrances, are there any out except Pure Havane ?

    Cuir by L.T. Piver (leather and honey)
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    Re: Portland, OR

    BLACKBIRD
    1306 SW Burnside St
    Portland, OR 97209
    (503) 227-1825


    Awesome men's store based in Seattle. This is a satellite location but they carry a relatively sizable collection of...
  95. Serge Lutens Bell Jars at Barney's...for $290

    I was so stoked to hear that the flagship Barney's on Madison Ave in NYC staterted carrying the Serge Lutens Bell Jars! I called as soon as I found out to place and order for Boxeuses. My glee came...
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    Re: Daim Blond or Visa?

    Totally forgot about this thread. Now, months later, this seems a bit of an odd question. I think at the time I was trying to get a feel for some of the more subtle "leathery" fragrances and these...
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend on ebay

    Neroli Portofino is Tom Ford's take on a classic cologne. The scent doesn't last as long as others in the line because it isn't supposed to: that's just the nature of colognes (I realize it is an...
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    Re: Chanel egoiste or edition Blanche?

    Égoïste is a phenomenal classical woody oriental that smells of candied fruits, spices, and sandalwood and lasts all day long. Allure Homme Edition Blanche is a wan fresh woody oriental with a...
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    Re: At What Point Do You "Own" A Fragrance?

    I, for one, have never felt right about saying I owned something without having an ORIGINAL bottle. That is the primary reason that I have stayed well away from splits. However, I have received a...
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    At What Point Do You "Own" A Fragrance?

    This is, of course, a matter of personal opinion, but at what point do you feel you can truly call a fragrance yours? I'm talking specifically about the volume of the juice in your possession....
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