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    Re: The longevity god

    PdN Patchouli Homme might deserve a place on this list too --
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    Poll: Re: Which of these is closest to PPH

    None of the above. Hugo Boss Spirit is kind of similar - if you can find any of it.
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    Re: Prada Infusion d´Homme

    I just bought a bottle, and wore it all last weekend and into this week.

    For the most part, MikePerez described it much like I would - IMO, Lutens Iris Silver Mist is for sure the closest thing. ...
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    Sticky: Re: Sexy, Sensual Fragrance for a Teen Guy.

    Both of the choices you had almost made for yourself are good ones.

    I'd encourage going with Terre d'Hermes - it will not be identical to what most young guys are wearing (probaby a good bit...
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    Poll: Re: Aramis Cool VS Aramis Surface

    Surface is great! I find it excellent for the hot, humid summer - it is a simple, nearly perfect mint and cucumber aquatic with a slight herbal note (parsley??). It is an EdC, but lasts a good bit...
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    Re: antaeus-a mediocre buy

    My reaction to Antaeus for the first few weeks of owning it was about the same as yours - liked it mildly, not very impressed. That has changed with time, now I really like it a lot - the drydown is...
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    Re: Owning lots of colognes = metrosexual?

    In honor of this thread --- a 'coming out' story.

    I have long struggled with the question of metrosexuality, having been on some days, quite obviously metro-curious and on others, not so much.
    ...
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    Re: Let's talk SHOES!!!

    Another Grenson fan here, though I'm usually not so conservative as to like that many otherwise great english brands. Chocolate suede boots, and cap-toe black calfskin bals so far.

    A few boring...
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    Re: Warm Season Hits

    Different Co. Sel de Vetiver
    MPG Iris Bleu Gris
    Divine L'Homme de Coeur
    Aramis Surface
    Creed Aubepine Acacia
    Terre d'Hermes

    But I'll even wear cool-weather powerhouses like Antaeus, Bel...
  10. Re: Is the 50ml size of Sel de Vetiver a spray?

    Yes, it is a spray. It is a recharge/refill for one of their decorative metal containers, so the bottle is plain clear glass with simple paper label and a non-fancy plastic cap. A wonderful dry...
  11. Re: Burr gives Teint de Neige by Lorenzo Villoresi FIVE STARS!

    An abstract, conceptual review of an abstract, conceptual frag -- well, with all this abstraction going on - maybe it's just me - but I'm just struggling to perceive a single concrete descriptive...
  12. Re: Domenico Caraceni - a mini review and a discussion on melancholy/sad scents

    My feelings exactly. I kind of disregarded that perception at first since No. 88 is my favorite, so far ahead of most others that wearing it is always uplifting/happy to me. But no - it's true, DC is...
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    Re: Who's your favourite designer?

    Work clothes - Ralph Lauren Black Label, Dior Homme, Theory
    Casual clothes - Theory, Trovata
    Jeans - APC
    Shoes - everything from Grenson to A.Testoni to John Varvatos/Converse
    Leathergoods - all...
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    Re: Trying to refine my tastes

    I like most on your list too. L'Homme Sage is a special favorite.

    Carven Homme is worth trying. It's a good buy too. Creed Acier Aluminum. Nicolai New York.

    Terre d'Hermes is a work scent for...
  15. Re: Saw some new vetivers on Luckyscent, has anyone had any experience with them?

    I tried Lubin Le Vetiver and rather liked it. Not enough to ever get a full bottle though; it's just not original enough to be compelling, however middle-of-the-road nice it may be. The whole time I...
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    Re: What Have You Used So Far This Week ?

    Idole, Santal Noble, Aramis 900, Domenico Caraceni, Dior Homme, Avignon, Lubin Le Vetiver
  17. Re: Comments from 'regular people' on your collection

    More than once, I've had a friend say something to the effect of 'wow, you've got a lot of cologne' (I have 30-40 bottles). And then they start sniffing and trying them out, looking for something new...
  18. Re: What's Your All-Time Favorite Basenotes review?

    the_good_life's review of C&S No. 88:

    "A pale preraffaelite rose blooming in cold moonlight upon mine own grave [...] its vapors entwine John Donne's darkest moments, Burne-Jones canvasses, My...
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    Re: Most satisifying purchase of 2007

    Not necessarily my favorites of the year, these were the most satisfying because I grew to like them much more than expected:

    Cuiron
    PdN New York
    MPG Ambre Precieux
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    Re: sOTd - Saturday 15 December 2007

    CdG Zagorsk
  21. Re: Do you ever forget what your frags smell like?

    With my full bottles, I remember them all well enough in general. But there are some aspects of each that I don't always remember - things like how they develop/drydown, similarities to other scents,...
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    Re: Getting past the headnotes....

    Two polar opposites from Hermes take a few minutes to settle down into something nice - Hiris and BelAmi
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    Re: Damn that smell;s good !!!

    Aramis 900.

    I bought my first bottle of this in high school, that was almost 20 yrs ago, and every single time I use it, it's just impressive. Using something for that long makes it laden with...
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    Re: Shaving...be honest

    I've only gone as far as the fancy shave creams and pre-shave oil -- yes, that stuff really does make a difference. Actually, Proraso shave cream isn't really all that fancy at $10, Sharps is pretty...
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    Re: Orange County, CA

    SCP Nordstrom doesn't have MPG anymore. They do have the full line from Caron reasonably priced, including some limited edition collectors packaging (un-reasonaby priced). Didn't see any from Etro...
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    Re: Acier Aluminium, worth the blind buy?

    The 'rotten banana peel' description does have some accuracy with describing the ketones, I'd call it a 'somewhat overripe fruit' note though, not rotten. There's nothing spoiled or unpleasant about...
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    Re: Need Swimmer's shampoo recommendation

    Neutrogena clarifying shampoo was OK. Some guys I knew rinsed with vinegar (we mixed that with rubbing alchohol for drying out your ears), others said baking soda paste sort of worked on keeping the...
  28. Re: What scent does your girl or wife always borrow or

    Ungaro III and Dior Homme.

    I had to buy another big bottle due to the habitual Dior-snitching. Now I'm getting kind of possessive of it, not quite liking the fact that someone else has started...
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    Re: Every Done a Total 180-Degrees on a Frag?

    MPG's Route de Vetiver -- for weeks, I thought it was a revolting, execrable thing and actually tried to use some samples as stray-cat repellent. It's still not a favorite, but I actually like it now.
  30. Re: what fragrance have you applied and later noticed its awesomeness?

    L'homme de coeur
    Hiris
    Patou pour homme
    C&S No. 88

    I get that random sense of awesomeness from these 4 pretty consistently, with the last two (more powerful than the first 2), sometimes it...
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme

    It's not hard to see why some people wouldn't appreciate this one. The hot pepper note is unusual and as someone else said, there's a dense, smoky aspect to it that doesn't exactly provide universal...
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    Re: Don't Try This At Home: Axe Bombs!

    Peeps in the microwave -- oh yes. The pink rabbits are best - they get 5 inches tall and kind of threatening-looking after the body swells up and engulfs the hard little brown eyes.
  33. Re: I really enjoy Ungaro III - what should I try next???

    I think Basala was a very good suggestion.

    There are definite differences between it and Ungaro III, especially apparent as Basala dries down and its spicy/herbal, dry side shows. And it's...
  34. Re: Question for those who own a bottle of Ungaro I

    On my 75 ml bottle (1992), the box says 'Ungaro I', bottle only says 'Ungaro'

    The box has 'vaporisateur' on the front, 'natural spray' on the back, nothing on the bottle itself, 'vaporisateur -...
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    Re: What is your Number 1 ?

    Most of the time Czech and Speake No 88, but sometimes it's a close call with Divine L'Homme Sage and JHL
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    Re: help me find 2 shirts like this please

    Marc Jacobs had some that were kind of sheer and pale pastel like that, except short sleeved. Check on bluefly.com

    There were some similar Guccis on that site a couple months back too, but those...
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    Re: A floral Iris?

    Hermes Hiris.

    I think it's a perfect, realistic iris floral. As some reviews here say, it does take a while (20-30 minutes) to develop.
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    Re: What is it about aquatics?

    The ONLY reason I don't use many aquatics is because they're so immensely popular in the mass market.

    I want to be a little bit apart from the crowd. And lately, the crowd wears aquatics.
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  39. Thread: Incense

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    Re: Incense

    That's great advice.

    My favorite in that series is Zagorsk. It has a greater degree of uniqueness than the others, IMO. Avignon is very good too, notable frankincense. Kyoto is also appealing,...
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    Re: Basenoters love wristwatches!

    I had no idea you guys were into this too!

    I've got two Breitlings, an old Patek Calatrava, two Baume & Merciers, a TAG Formula One.

    I REALLY, really want a Vacheron Overseas Chrono -- does...
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    Re: Aramis,which one is the best?

    I find each of them to be so different than the others, saying which Aramis is
    best is just not possible.

    JHL is an amazing classic fragrance; to me, it's pretty much perfect. It's almost always...
  42. Re: Luckyscent: are all of their prices this inflated?

    My note was "I hope they (the fragrances) seduce you and merit your confidence . . ." - my first experience with seduction by an inanimate object.

    I truly love them though.
  43. Re: Luckyscent: are all of their prices this inflated?

    I bought l'homme sage and l'homme de coeur direct from Divine's website mostly because of lucky's high price. A single 50 ml atomizer of just one scent from luckyscent was $124 shipping included.
    ...
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    Re: Effervescent Fragrances

    That's an interesting classification, nice clarity in the description.

    Diptyque Oyedo fits perfectly - like grapefruit/cotton candy flavored soda.
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    Re: Lusciouscargo.com "Heads up"

    I just received an order from them yesterday. I doubt that they've closed, just an expired domain name registration.
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    Re: Cream colored suit

    It does sound like you know.

    Good choice on the jacket - there will be many more opportunities to wear the black one than the cream one. That should dress 'up' more easily than cream too.

    If...
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    Re: Cream colored suit

    I have a cream linen/silk suit, not striped. The light color seems to draw people's attention, so it really does have to fit well. There's no margin for error with these light colored ones - they...
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    Re: Fragrances with a cardamom note?

    It's noticeable in Divine l'homme sage. The cardamom is well balanced with saffron, lychee and other very appealing stuff.

    Every time I wear that one, I'm just amazed how good it is.
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    Re: Creedirect

    I bought some stuff from her about the same you did, haven't heard a thing from her either.

    But that is what various threads here said to expect sometimes. No one has said anything bad about her,...
  50. Re: - The rise of "Bespoke" fragrance services -

    This seems to suffer from the very same problem that Turin himself sometimes suffers from - making imperious pronouncements without offering an explanation of why, therefore lacking in any...
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    Re: Trying to find something like...

    I like citrusy scents too, especially for the hot weather ahead.

    This one's a little hard to find and kind of expensive, being more of an 'artisan' fragrance than most you'd find at the mall --...
  52. Thread: Old man

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    Re: Old man

    Here's one more vote for "ignorance."

    Or, less being slightly less judgemental, it's herd mentality/conformity within age groups (which has an element of ignorance to it also).

    Any time I see...
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    Re: Did you like your dad's favorite scent?

    He always wears Equipage, most every day, for over 30 years now.

    I like it, but it's not something I'd favor for me. Especially not since that's so strongly associated with him - Dad's great and...
  54. Re: Autobiographies: Early Defining Scent Memories

    Mom used some kind of german egg-and-cognac shampoo for my young childhood baths. The hot bathwater made the cognac smell fill the whole room.
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    Re: Worst Comment (or reaction)Ever Received?

    Creed GIT -- A confused looking co-worker asked "are you wearing ... Aspen?" clearly meaning something more like "what happened? Prada suit and Gucci shoes left you with so little cash you could only...
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    Re: So what is your fragrance story?

    My interest started at a very, very young age - maybe 3 or 4. We lived a few different places in Europe and Dad's business had him away from home alot. So it was always a big deal when he'd come home...
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    Re: Best two hit combo!

    Divine -

    L'Homme de Coeur -- daytime/hot weather

    L'Homme Sage -- night/cold weather
  58. Re: How Bowling Green stacks up against other Fresh Fougeres

    Yep, that last post was perfect - the Hamptons/tennis description is on target.

    Aramis Devin is the scent that I remember to be both pine-y and rather 80's
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    Re: What was your best blind buy?

    Armani Prive Cuir Amethyste - why not for $20? And I loved it.
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    Czech & Speake No. 88 - this is one I'd never even heard of before, and now it's a huge favorite.

    Also I will be buying a couple CdG Incense series bottles very soon (hard choosing between...
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    Re: Luca Turin's "Crack 'o Doom" frags?

    His list was:

    Angel, Beyond Paradise, Bulgari Black, Bois de Violette, Cuir de Russie, Habit Rouge, Joy, Mitsouko, Shalimar, Farnesiana
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    Re: Recommendations? I'm stuck!

    You do have lots of sweet/fruity/aquatic. What I'd do is just try out some variations on these themes that you already like.

    If it's the refreshing nature of citrus fruit smells that you like,...
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    Re: Scents that say trip hop

    Donna Karan Black Cashmere seems a good one for the Tricky/Massive Attack school of trip hop - smoky and intriguing, with lots of patchouli.
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    Re: Czech&Speake No. 88 QUESTION?!?!?

    So far, the reactions of other people have been much the same as mine was at first -- starts off as "that's unique, distinctive, victorian" and soon becomes "that's really intriguing" and with...
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    Re: Young children & fragrance

    My Mom used some kind of German lavender/chamomile pillow spray on my pillows and blankets - it was supposed to induce sleeping for restless babies. It's been 40 yrs, but I remember it as a subtle,...
  66. Re: Acier Aluminum: love the destination, hate the journey

    AA - the only Creed I've really liked so far in my newly-started scent adventures. It's different from anything else, which is the reason I like it, and is also the reason why this one is surely not...
  67. Re: I glanced a Santa Maria Novella in Casino Royale...

    There was a brief look at his fragrance bottle, on top of the dresser in their hotel room in Venice. Did anyone notice that?

    It looked like maybe Burberry Touch, from the shape of the bottle....
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    Re: What Frag(s) Literally Make You Sick?

    Polo green.

    I've never quite forgotten the overwhelming waves of Polo green emanating from the fraternity house years ago, when every guy there had a bottle.
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    Re: the most drinkable juice

    Miller Harris tangerine vert. Nice and orange-juicy.

    But, on second thought, maybe since none of them would taste very good, I'd choose any one of the Creeds -- at least you know the taste won't...
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    Re: is rose scent not masculine enough?

    I've asked myself that question often enough, because I really like Czech and Speake No. 88.

    For me, it's not so much a question of whether smells masculine enough, it's more a question of...
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