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  1. Re: Most masculine fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Invasion barbare
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    Project Renegades: Bertrand Duchaufour

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    Just came in the mail today. Anyone sample or try this? Reminds me of erolfa a little bit but this is less aquatic.
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    Re: Whither Bertrand Duchaufour??

    I just ordered the one he did for project renegade. I'll post when I get it
  4. Re: Niche Noob - Houses & Frags to start with ??

    Xerjoff- citrus
    Creed- woods
    Roja dove- orientals
    Killian- sweet fragrances
    Nasomatto- abstract
    Byredo- clean fragrances
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    Re: Citrus with a clean musky or soapy base?

    Xerjoff 1861 renaissance
  6. Re: What is your best designer Gourmand fragrance?

    Dior Homme
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    Re: Best Honey Tobacco Fragrance

    Back to black is great. Try Naxos by Xerjoff when you get a chance
  8. Re: Shop Assistants That Know Absolutly Nothing...

    It has a lot to do with the store. If you're in a department store, the sales associate helping you could possibly be a fill in from housewares or sporting goods. It's very common to know more than...
  9. Re: Where do you buy your cologne/perfumes from?

    Osswalds
    Twisted lily
    Creed boutique
    Luckyscent
    Maybe bergdoff
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    Re: invasion barbare

    Bought this recently and I see why it's a popular scent. As far as fougeres go, I still prefer scandal ph but this is a top notch fragrance. Very masculine
  11. Re: Creed Bois de Santal Vs Creed Santal Imperial!

    Best sandalwood fragrance of all time is Santal imperial imo. When it comes to fragrance, a lot of times the rarer it is, the more hyped it is. Both great, but bois de Santal is femme. If you're...
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    Re: Which Floral Men's Scent for Spring?

    This. Also try Ciel Man by amouage
  13. Re: What do you say/do when you get complimented?

    A nervous smile and a sincere thank you
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    Re: which perfume does these notes best?

    [QUOTE=Bruh_Man;3769698]From the fragrances you've smelled pick one for each note that you think is the best of the bunch, feel free to add your own. [\QUOTE]

    Citrus - Millesime Imperial
    Oud -...
  15. Re: Fess Up! Popular, Well-Known Fragrances You STILL Haven't Smelled

    Ditto
  16. Re: help me decide ---Costa Azzura & Millisime Imperial OR Acqua Viva by Profumum ?

    Definitely option one. Costa Azzura is one of those hybrid aquatics that are also like a gourmand as well. MI is a modern classic. I just don't see the appeal to AV. It's a quality citrus, but that's...
  17. Re: The houses of Coolife and Stephane Humbert Lucas

    Unfortunately Stephane Humbert Lucas doesn't really have an 'everyday' type of scent in the line. However, if you can get to a retailer that sells it, go and sniff away. They make some pretty unique...
  18. Re: Which of the Dior Homme line do you like best?

    Dior Homme Eau for me. It's severely underrated but it's my most complimented fragrance
  19. Re: Wearing animalistic fragrances for going out

    Musc Ravageur kills for me
    Hard Leather makes people turn up their noses
    It can go either way but I will say this, a bar is the perfect place to try...
  20. Re: Which Roja Dove for men is the most versatile?

    Vetiver was discontinued on his extrait series. It's back out on the pour Homme line. As for most versatile, I'd go with scandal. It can be worn all year round, day or night imo
  21. Poll: Re: Creed Royal Oud or Amouage Jubilation XXV (scent, versatility)

    I like xxv as far as scent goes but I'd rather wear Royal Oud because I prefer creed blending. I love how their scents last, but at the same time you can wash it off as well. If xxv came in a edt, my...
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    Poll: Re: Best niche/high end house- line generally?

    I wanted to choose three but I could only pick one. I went with creed but Xerjoff and amouage are right there
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    Re: Top 5 Niche (Night Out)

    Naxos is gonna be a big hit once more people get their nose on it
  24. Re: Can someone recommend a long lasting, well projecting, masculine, warm cologne?

    I like santalum by Profumum Roma. Very warm, spicy sandalwood scent
  25. Thread: January haul

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    Re: January haul

    I got on Uden very late but I'm glad to have it now, it's a gem
  26. Thread: January haul

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    Re: January haul

    It's great but its a very mature fragrance
  27. Thread: January haul

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    Re: January haul

    Let's keep this topic on the fragrances listed
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    Re: Top 5 Niche (Night Out)

    In no order

    Apple Brandy by Killian
    Tuscan Leather by Tom ford
    Scandal PH by Roja Dove
    Ambre Topkapi by MDCI
    1861- Naxos by Xerjoff

    And if Tuscan Leather doesn't qualify, I'll substitute...
  29. Thread: January haul

    by Preston H
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    January haul

    Xerjoff 1861- Naxos
    Moresque Al Andalus
    Amouage Opus V
    Oriza L. Legrand Royal Vetiver Bourbon
    Xerjoff Uden
    Tom Ford velvet orchid (girlfriend)
    Creed Royal Princess Oud (wife)

    Has anyone...
  30. Re: What is the best Vetiver based fragrance that you have smelled?

    Vetiver Royal Bourbon by Oriza L. Legrand
    Original Vetiver by Creed
    Grey Vetiver by tom ford
    Red Vetiver by Montale
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    Re: Amouage Library Collection: Opus V

    One of my favorite fragrances ever. That orris/rum/oud combo is magnificent
  32. Re: Roja Dove: Aoud vs. Amber Aoud vs. Musk Aoud

    Musk oud. All three are good but this one is the one I'd wear
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    Re: Xeryus Rouge by Givenchy: A Few Questions

    The first version was better. This one is more chemical and the notes seem less sharp than the original. Had them both. Loved the original, this one is ok but not the same
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    I gave away my Green Irish Tweed and I have no idea why
  35. Re: The slow destruction of YSL fragrances by L'Oreal

    I only use L'homme so I wouldn't really know. I guess Saint Laurent wasn't seeing profits from the cosmetics department. Too much product hitting the grey market maybe?
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    Re: Which Amouage Opus Do you Like The Best?

    V is the best I've tried, it's also one of my favorite fragrances period. Haven't tried 8 or 9 yet though
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    Re: Another Creed price hike???

    Right now 120ml go for $370
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    Re: Another Creed price hike???

    Creed seems to do it more often than everyone else I think. Tom Ford has been relatively the same. I paid $295 for 100ml of champacca absolute for my wife three years ago. Today that same bottle went...
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    Re: What was/would be your wedding fragrance?

    Tom Ford men circa '08
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    Another Creed price hike???

    They're doing one a year now. Is there another house that does price hikes as frequently? What does everyone think about this?
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    Re: your favorite designer fragrance

    As of right now, it's Dior Homme Eau
  42. Thread: xjeroff Don

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    Re: xjeroff Don

    Almost bought this blind. Waiting for it to hit Osswalds so I can test it. I like the description
  43. Poll: Re: Poll: Would You Want To See A Creed Subforum Created???

    I voted no. I'd rather see members segregated before posts...
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    Poll: Re: Avents vs Dior Homme Intense

    Aventus in all areas. DHI isn't even the best in the Homme series. Tried it on several occasions. Can't see why it's as popular as the original Dior Homme
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    Re: How do you organize your collection?

    By season. It saves me time. No sense in considering something that I'm not gonna wear. In season fragrances go on my dresser, everything else goes into storage
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    Re: Best Dior fragrance?

    I like Dior Homme eau
  47. Re: MOST Male fragrances are EDT, MOST Female fragrances are EDP, Why?

    I believe erfume was created for a woman to attract men. So the fragrance was potent and lasted longer. It sounds sexist today, but women were almost property in those days. That tradition, of making...
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    Re: Original santal or new haarlem

    This lol. OS for me as well. One of my favorite fragrances
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    Re: Original santal or new haarlem

    This lol. OS for me as well. One of my favorite fragrances
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    Re: What fragrance is your best compliment getter?

    Right now, I'd say Ciel Man. All time, it's Tuscan Leather
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    Re: Is it worth $255

    I've never smelled an Hermes fragrance that I'd spend over $50 on. I'm open to change my mind though if one comes along that I like
  52. Re: What seasons should i wear a particular cologne???

    I think it's safe to say its unusually cool for the past couple days and besides I never left the house. Italian Cypress is an all year round fragrance in my opinion anyway but if I were going...
  53. Re: What seasons should i wear a particular cologne???

    Well they won't pinpoint it as a leather based fragrance. However, wearing the appropriate fragrance for the season/occasion will have people refer to you as the guy that smells good, as opposed to...
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    Re: If it only lasted

    Bois de cedrat by Creed. Smells great but it has zero longevity
  55. Re: What seasons should i wear a particular cologne???

    I can guarantee you that if you are in fact doing that, people laugh at you behind your back. I agree with sophisticatedscent fragrance like clothes, have seasons
  56. Re: What seasons should i wear a particular cologne???

    Try to wear heavy leather/amber scents in cooler weather. That is, if you're trying to be considerate to those around you. In the hot and humid summer temperatures, those kind of fragrances can...
  57. Re: Why don't fragrance houses exploit the public by making everything limited edition?

    Nothing is ever limited or vaulted if money can still be made.
  58. Re: What do you wear when you want to make a statement

    Scandal PH
  59. Thread: New haarlem

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    Re: New haarlem

    Nope. There are better gourmands out there. It kinda played itself out
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    Re: WORST Fragrance you have smelt?

    Glad I'm not the only one
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    Re: People who don't like Creeds Aventus

    My opinion is this:

    1. It smells great but it's not perfect. People are allowed not to like it
    2. Some people, once they own a few bottles, think they're the next luca Turin and they critique...
  62. Thread: Live Jazz

    by Preston H
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    Re: Live Jazz

    Love it but gave it away. I don't wear it enough to justify me keeping it. Great for summer heat
  63. Re: Your top 3 most used fragrances in the past 2 years

    In order:

    Scandal pour Homme
    Original Santal
    Italian Cypress
  64. Re: Name the fragrance you smelled for the first time and bought without second thought.

    The one that came to mind was Santalum by Profumum Roma. I came in to test something else, smelled that and it was over. I didn't even wanna test anything else. I went home took a shower n sprayed it...
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    Re: Creed Royal Water

    I like this one in cold weather. In warm weather it can seem a little feminine. Still a very good citrus
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    The hostility comes from the fact that some people think that when you make statements about quality in perfume between more expensive brands and less expensive brands, you're insulting them. I agree...
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    Royal vintage by M. Michallef is the best Aventus clone. Anything else is gonna be a waste of money. Even if you try three of these other lame attempts at it for $15-$20 each, it's still a waste of...
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    Re: Thoughts on Creed Erolfa.

    Best aquatic I've ever smelled. Too bad I hate aquatics or I would've gone through a couple bottles of this
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    Re: Bought Single Malt by Kilian today ...

    If pure malt is better than this, that house should close up shop
  70. Poll: Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    Neroli portofino. I like platinum Egoiste a lot, but NP is a much better fragrance
  71. Re: Admit it, who here owns any of the Paris Hilton scents?

    Never. Don't like what she stands for.
  72. Re: Mid 1990's template: Chanel Platinum Egöiste and the rest of them all

    It's not that polarizing. What you're witnessing is people not knowing how to compartmentalize two very different scents that share the same name. It's always funny to see how people react to certain...
  73. Re: Just curious. What % of Your Wardrobe did you Rate 5 Stars?

    Almost all are. The only ones that aren't are the ones I purchase for nostalgic/collector reasons
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    Re: Best sandalwood fragrance?

    Santal imperial by creed. Masterfully blended
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    Re: "Fragrances" I hate.

    Anything mugler
    All designer aquatics. Not that they're that bad, it's just that they all smell the same to me
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    Re: Creed Classics at the Creed Boutique NYC

    These are pretty old fashioned fragrances before aquatics came into the pic. I own them all and enjoy them but I wouldn't recommend a blind buy
  77. Re: I have long resisted a summer fragrance, but....suggestions?

    Summer fragrance and aquatic are not mutually exclusive. Unfortunately most summer designer fragrances are aquatics. If you're gonna stick to designer, I'd recommend Dior Homme cologne. Other members...
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    Re: EdT's turning: any reason?

    It's not an exact science. I think that's what people fail to realize. Even if you bought a cooler, it's not gonna guarantee fragrances won't turn after a while. Fragrance houses understand this too....
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    Re: EdT's turning: any reason?

    Stuff like this happens. It's generally a good idea to use a fragrance within 5 years of when you purchased it, otherwise it can go bad on you. It's not just edt either. It's happened to me with...
  80. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    That depends on whether you're just trying something out or if you're putting up a false pretense. Basically what I'm saying is, some people sample/split to get a general idea on what a fragrance is...
  81. Re: Given the ARMAF copies, would you still buy Aventus, GIT, Noir de Noir, Terre d'Hermes etc.

    This
  82. Poll: Re: The Ultimate Baroque Chypre: Diaghilev or Chypre Palatin

    I like them both but chypre palatin has a sweet, dry almost raisin-like accord that I love plus I'm a big fan of Bertrand Duchaufour
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Italian Cypress (Tom Ford)
    Ambre Topkapi (MDCI)
    Scandal PH (Roja Dove)
    Original Santal (Creed)
    Ciel Man (Amouage)
  84. Re: So the "melon note" in Millesime Imperial IS watermelon!

    How about different ingredients creating a certain accord? They keep saying it's not watermelon, I'm not gonna gonna go ahead and say it is
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    Re: Lumière Noire

    Comments like this usually come from an inexperienced nose. They have no idea what they're smelling so they usually say things like that, no biggie. I used to get miffed when I heard comments like...
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    Re: Is Neroli Sauvage a Blind Buy?

    Beautiful scent. Arguably the best smelling creed, but as others have mentioned, extremely weak performance
  87. Re: Everyone Always Hates on Polo Colognes: Why?

    Some people are mindless sheep and will jump whichever way they see a few others jump. Nothing wrong with polo fragrances
  88. Re: Fresh, subtle, elegant scent for work in a very warm summer climate?

    Live jazz could work for you if you can find it. My wife got it at JFK International Airport for like $35. I'm pretty sure you can find it at that price or cheaper elsewhere
  89. Re: So "Pierre Montale" doesn't even exist and isn't even an original French company..

    Good read. I personally don't care if he were a gerbil, I love red vetyver and will continue to buy it. People make too much of that stuff. Don't get me wrong, it's interesting to know but it should...
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    Re: What's definitely masculine is.. grossness?

    Maybe you prefer woman's fragrances. Some men just don't vibe with masculines it's just a preference. Also, while I agree that Dior leather oud is pretty gross, I think that's supposed to be a unisex...
  91. Poll: Re: Spicebomb Viktor&Rolf vs Invictus Paco Rabanne

    Both are pretty good but I like Invictus better
  92. Re: Fragrances that you believe in, but just don't seem to wear as often as your other scents.

    A couple that come to mind are Live Jazz and Millesime Imperial. I love them but for some strange reason, don't wear them often
  93. Thread: Royal OUD is

    by Preston H
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    Re: Royal OUD is

    There's oud there. It's just these guys at creed have this ridiculous idea of making scents that smell good. Oud stinks so however they dressed it up, I'm not complaining. Smelling like a barn isn't...
  94. Poll: Re: What rate you will give to these Musk based frags?

    From your list, white oud by agonist hands down but black musk by Montale kills them all slowly
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    Re: Aventus popularity..?

    Every time I see someone showing their fragrance collection, no matter how modest the collection is, I always see a bottle of Aventus. I'm gonna retire it in my collection. Doesn't feel niche anymore
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    Re: Purchases for the coming summer?

    Eau Sauvage
    Costa Azzurra
    Roja bergamot extrait
  97. Poll: Re: Platinum Egoiste vs Terre D'Hermes Pure Parfum

    TDH smells like a hamster wearing cologne. Would never wear it. Unless I were a hamster...
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    Re: Most nauseating fragrance.

    A*men
    A*men pure shot (tie)
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    Re: Brand New Montale - Aoud Lavender!!

    I own a few Montales. I wonder why they release so many fragrances
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    Poll: Re: Official retailers vs Online discounters

    Only official retailers for me. I don't care whether the online retailers have fake or real merchandise but I find piece of mind knowing I never have to question any purchase
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