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    Re: Top gourmand frags

    Pure Malt Creation 2013 (I haven't smelled regular Pure Malt so I don't know how similar they smell). Dense, rich, playful... smells unique and smells sexy. Women of all ages seem to love this one.
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    Re: Top 5 Designer Fragrances

    So far, in no particular order:

    - Dior Homme Intense
    - A*Men Pure Malt Creation 2013
    - Tom Ford Black Orchid (I think it counts as a designer scent)
    - Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    - YSL...
  3. Thread: Compliments

    by bluecore
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    Re: Compliments

    I think we're missing the point of getting compliments if we think people are complimenting just the scent. If someone says "you smell good", the important word is "you". Of course you didn't blend...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Where do you expect to try it in Barcelona? I'm from Bcn also and I never found a place that retails most of the TM (with the exception of the classic A*Men and B*men). Not even in Regia.

    So far I...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Your number four fragrance in your top ten suggest otherwise!

    Just joking ;-)

    I've got great reactions from women lately with Pure Malt Creation. It's not a projection monster, but does its job.
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    Re: Layering? Truth or Myth -

    I'm not a big fan of layering (or mixing). I feel every fragrance has a soul, a personality, and blending fragrances is just... wrong.

    That said, I layered one time Aventus with Tuscan Leather and...
  7. Re: For those who love Molecule 01.. What do you love about it?

    I've been complemented on it a lot, and effusively. At first I regreted buying it, but I kept trying it thanks to FSU92grad's posts and I'm glad I did. It's on my rotation.

    It's nice, masculine,...
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    Re: The Most Classic Smelling Men's Cologne

    Gucci pour Homme I
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    Re: Fragrance ideas to layer with iso e super?!

    Do your homemade Molecule 01 smell like the original one? I bought via eBay some Molecule 01 clone, just ISO-E super, and it didn't smell like the original (and with less sillage and longevity)
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    Re: Carner Barcelona. Which one to start with?

    Rima IX was very sweet and feminine. Not my cup of tea, though it smelled very pleasant.

    Tardes... I wanted to love this, but I couldn't pass that One MIllion vibe on the opening and I just like...
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    Re: Pick a scent for this scenario!

    DHI. Three sprays and you're set :-)
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    Re: I need something like Dior Homme Intense

    True, my mistake.

    Spicebomb could do the job.
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    Re: I need something like Dior Homme Intense

    It's a common place to call D600 the "niche" Dior Homme, and I think they are very different. They share the iris note, but it's a different take on iris, plus D600 is much more powdery and the...
  14. Re: Best individual compliment you ever got on a cologne?

    I had a female coworker asking me if it was me who smelled so good. She was like 2 - 3 meters away and still she could smell me. Molecule 01. It was a bit of a surprise because I find it hard to...
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    Re: Citric scents for night

    Bal d'Afrique.
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    Re: What Makes These Colognes Smell "Sexy"?!?!?

    While I do agree that is a matter of personal taste and ultimately "sexiness" in smell lays in the nose of the other person, I think there are commonalities as well as subtle differences amongst the...
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    Re: Dior Homme Vs Dior Homme Intense

    Same ADN, but different perfumers and different fragrances overall.

    DHI is not only sweeter, but sexier. Too playful for a formal environment I'd say, perfect for a night out, a date,... if it's a...
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    Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    Dior Homme (Fall and Winter, formal scenarios and maybe causal. Possibly the most elegant designer fragrance ever.)
    Dior Homme Intense (Fall and Winter, great for nights out, dates, close quarters....
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    Re: Your top 5 niché fragrances for hot weather

    I'll split the top 5 list in two:

    During the day, casual:

    - Virgin Island Water
    - Francis Kurkdjian Amyris pour Homme

    During the night, formal / date / night out:

    - Carner Barcelona D600
  20. Poll: Re: Best Summer Night Fragrance (out of these 6 choices)

    My vote goes for Bleu.

    It all depends on how hot and humid the weather is. Here in Barcelona, unless it's an unusual cool summer night, I wouldn't pick Dior Homme Intense. I'd pick Edition Blanche...
  21. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/9/14) Round 2: Aventus vs YSL L`Homme

    Aventus. But l'Homme is a great choice nonetheless.
  22. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/9/14): Versace Pour Homme vs Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight In Paris

    Both are excellent compliment getters. That's what they got in common.

    My vote goes to MiP overall, but if you're picking one of the two for Spring and Summer, I'd choose Versace Pour Homme.
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    Poll: POLL: Edition Blanche or L'Humaniste?

    I have Edition Blanche, and although I enjoy it a lot, I find it to have performance issues on my skin (it doesn't project very well and it doesn't last too long). I've heard L'Humaniste suffers from...
  24. Re: Seductive fragrances. I enjoy DHI, NdN, what else?

    Great Picks.

    I'd add:

    Costume National Scent Intense (keywords: unusual, misteryous, sexual)
  25. Re: With Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather, what spray amount is proper?

    For F/W, I'd go with 2 - 4 sprays. Tom Ford Private Blend's sprayers are not that good. They are not Creed or Chanel, in which case I'd say one spray max.

    For spring, 1 - 2 sprays max.

    For...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille Alternative?

    Phaedon Tabac Rouge?
  27. Re: VC&A Midnight In Paris EDP - Your experiences?

    It's a really nice, well blended composition. But, imo, by no means it's in the same league as DH or DHI.
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    Re: your top 5 sexiest fragrances

    Tuscan Leather
    Bleu de Chanel
    Molecule 01
    Aventus
    Dior Homme Intense
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    Re: Christian Dior Les Elixirs Precieux

    Those bottles are beautiful.
  30. Thread: Lidge vs DHI

    by bluecore
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    Re: Lidge vs DHI

    They have a completely different vibe. DHI is a lot smoother, sexier. LIDGE is more formal and mature. Both are outstanding frags, but serve different purposes so to speak.

    DHI would be the...
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    Re: My core 6 frags

    Dior Homme Intense (vintage)
    Aventus
    LIDGE
    Bleu de Chanel
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Midnight in Paris
  32. Poll: Re: Lost my CdG 2 MAN today - need help finding something new

    Cannot go wrong with any of those! My pick would be Aventus, though, and Bleu.
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    Poll: Best date fragrance (cool weather)

    What would be your choice?

    For me, the best options are DHI, Rochas Man and Bleu.
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    Re: What fragrance would "Donald Draper" of MadMen wear to work?

    +1.

    Tuscan Leather would be an option also.
  35. Re: Looking for the Perfect Summer 2013 Fragrance

    Do you think DHI suits for summer? I find it to be a little bit too much thick to be weared at warm weather. Maybe summer nights if applied slightly.

    I vote for Aventus and Francis Kurkdjian...
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    Re: Fragrance to wear in your own funeral

    Haha +1.
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    Amouage Lyric Man

    On paper, it smells great to me. Refined, well blended, exquisite rose. Seriously thinking about getting a bottle.

    What do you think of Lyric Man as a spring / summer night out scent?
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    Re: Best cologne for a 14 1/2 year old?

    Definitely Rochas Man.
  39. Thread: An Aura scent

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    Re: An Aura scent

    The Francis Kurkdjian line. They have that spiritual vibe, for a lack of a better term.
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    Re: D600 good smell to replace DH / DHI

    Same here.
  41. Re: Would I get drunk if I drink a shot of Aventus?

    Question is, would you get as drunk if you drank a shot of Fresco?
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    Re: Looking for something smooth

    Carner Barcelona D600
  43. Poll: Re: Your strongest fragrance - projection & sillage?

    Costume National Homme.
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    Re: Tropical fruits in a bottle

    DG The One.
  45. Re: Does it exists any great or even a masterpiece "sport" scent?

    Not a sporty fragrance per se, but I think Bleu would do the job.
  46. Re: fragrances known to be long lasting (all the day)?

    Costume National Homme.
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    Re: Ok that does it...

    +1.

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  48. Re: How well known is Carner Barcelona? D600?

    Very nice fragrance. Perfect for spring / summer nights, bottle worthy IMO.
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    Re: Rochas Man (cotton candy bomb)

    It feels more like burn sugar and coffee to me. A well done gourmand.

    I don't think it's been discontinued.
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    Re: 17 year old signature scent

    Agree with Bleu de Chanel, YSL L'homme.

    On the playful side, try Black XS L'exces for Him. Sweet, all year-round fragrance. Rochas Man would be an option also.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Yep. I was kind of surprised too.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Yep. I was kind of surprised too.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Yesterday, a female coworker complimented me on... Fresco, 6 hours after bathing myself on it (8 sprays easy).
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    Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    Got my bottle today. Smells nice. Close to Aventus, more light, airy. A nice spring / summer scent.

    On the other hand, this thread is epic.
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    Re: Your 2013 Fragrance Starting Lineup?

    1. A Signature Scent: LIDGE
    2. A Work Scent: LIDGE
    3. A Going Out Scent : DHI / Costume National Scent Intense
    4. Close Encounter/Intimate Scent: DHI.
    5. Most Daring Scent: Rochas Man Intense...
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    Re: LIDGE: don't believe the hype!

    Mature, lovely scent. Great juice for sure.

    I have yet to smell Pardon to compare these two, I've heard Nasomatto's is an improved version of LIDGE.
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    Re: Top 10 Hyped Fragrances on Basenotes

    I agree.
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    Re: Sexy high school cologne

    I would go with Midnight in Paris or Spicebomb.

    Other options: Calvin Klein Euphoria Men Intense, Rochas Man, One Million, Le Male.
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    Poll: Re: Need A Modern Masterpiece Designer

    Not sure if it fits the "Masterpiece" label, but it deserves to be on the list: Chanel Allure Edition Blanche.
  60. Re: Does anyone smell strawberry in Calvin Klein Euphoria Intense?

    Absolutely.

    Nice smell, but too much on the candy side.
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    Re: ***top 10*** 2012.

    DHI
    LIDGE
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him Musk Edition
    DG The One
    Costume National Scent Intense
    Carner Barcelona D600
    YSL L'Homme
    Bleu de Chanel (it grew on me)
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche...
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    Re: Angel men x pure malt | lidge x dhi

    DHI and LIDGE are nothing alike. Both worth owning.
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    Re: What to wear on NYE?

    From those three, I'd go with Aventus.

    Second, La Nuit de l'Homme.

    I'd probably pick DHI (vintage) or Custome National Scent Intense.
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    Re: The scent of power....

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.1849.jpg

    Tuscan Leather. Look no further.
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