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    Re: Eloge du traitre

    thank you all for your opinion. :-)
    I will pull the trigger.
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    Eloge du traitre

    Hi there.
    What can you tell me about Eloge du Traite? Its described by many as a great modern fougere and ELDO surely know how to push fragrance genres over the top. What is out there that could...
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    Re: Costume National Homme

    thanks a lot for your hints and advise I will order some samples, better than blind buy.
    Cheers.
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    Re: Coming back after an extended absence from BN

    good to see you back mate.
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    Re: Costume National Homme

    blind buy it, I mean. Thanks
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    Costume National Homme

    Is there anything out there similar to give me an indication of what to expect? I am thinking to blind it.
    I read the reviews yet I am interested in your recent fresh interpretation.
    Thanks a lot...
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    Re: The ultimate fougere

    thank you all for your great opinions, 90% of the fragrances you are recommending I already had or still have. I will check the 10% that I dont have looking for thar elusive holy grail that never...
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    The ultimate fougere

    In your personal opinion what would be the best fougere in the market. Basically I am looking form a barbershop fougere with class and style. If I can find a hybrid between Paco Rabanne + Rive Gauche...
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    Re: Le Male was reformulated wasn't it?

    it should be terminated.
  10. HdP 1725 brand new in box sprayed once 120 ml

    Opened to suggestions. I am looking for other HdP offerings, Lubin, SMN, Diptyque etc. (niche only)
    Fragrance in Spain will ship worldwide.
    Thank you
    Basteri
  11. Thread: Kenzo Jungle

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    Re: Kenzo Jungle

    hard to find, in fact I never saw it before.
  12. Thread: Kenzo Jungle

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    Re: Kenzo Jungle

    ouch... it was nice though :-)
  13. Thread: Kenzo Jungle

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    Re: Kenzo Jungle

    oh crap the one i tried is called kenzo Jungle elephant....... is it the same?
    25344
  14. Thread: Kenzo Jungle

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    Re: Kenzo Jungle

    the bottle I tried is different it has no zebra hair on top, squared bottle.
  15. Thread: Eldo

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    Eldo

    Besides Fat Electrician and Rien that I already have what are their also unique and worth offerings???
  16. Thread: Kenzo Jungle

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    Re: Kenzo Jungle

    I agree with you all, perhaps a little cloying yet bearable.
  17. Thread: Kenzo Jungle

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    Kenzo Jungle

    Potent juice, great offering really, quality is also superb. Any fans here?
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    Re: Fougere Bengala

    thank you hednic... immortalle..... same as in 1740 , tons of it. A fougere should not have immortalle as core ingredient
  19. Re: What is the signature men's fragrance of our time (that isn't shit)?

    Le Male, the most disgusting fragrance on earth
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    Fougere Bengala

    What is similar out there to Fougere Bengala? I need an indication before I blind buy it.
    Thanks
  21. Thread: Lubin

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    Re: Lubin

    hednic what is the number that accompanies all your posts in this case ( 3767)
  22. Thread: Lubin

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    Lubin

    From the new Lubin offerings (excluding Idole) which is the most original/ unique one?
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    Re: New wordwide regulation

    hahaha fair enough
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    Re: New wordwide regulation

    you guys kidnapped my post, at the end, no fragrance discussion.
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    Re: New wordwide regulation

    *hit, they keep changing regulations...
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    New wordwide regulation

    In an increasingly regulated world from today we will be allow to own ONLY the following. Pick yours and let me know.

    Fougere.
    1 x niche
    1 x designer
    Chypre
    1 x niche
    1 x designer
    Oriental...
  27. Thread: 1725 Casanova

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    Re: 1725 Casanova

    thanks mate, any input? what is your take on it?
  28. Thread: 1725 Casanova

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    1725 Casanova

    I just pulled the trigger (blind buy). Is the barbershop noticeable or rather very sublet? I never tried Invasion Barbare either so this could open the door to it. I am always in the quest for the...
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella Peau d espagna (1901)

    the one I got opens like Jicky or MdM... briefly. very nice composition and also very estrange
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella Peau d espagna (1901)

    wow got it already. It opens with a blast of fresh civet and then, very fast, goes medicinal / leather. It has a smoky vibe to it, tar perhaps? Incredible this fragrance was created in 1901. After...
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    Guerlain vetiver squared icy bottle

    I found one bottle still in square shape and icy bands around it. Is the juice in the new bottles the same as the former?
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella Peau d espagna (1901)

    Estratto triplo? wow.... let me try first the regular one before I jump into bigger ventures :-) Thank you all for your kind opinions.
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella Peau d espagna (1901)

    well my sister was in Firenze and she got it for me at the main store, I am very excited. I like Knize Ten and I already went through a bottle. Then I got ELDO Rien and also Cuir Beluga so, I am into...
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    Santa Maria Novella Peau d espagna (1901)

    Have any of you tried it? Is it similar to Knize Ten? I am about to order a bottle as it seems to be a fantastic leather scent, and being from 1901 certainly intrigues me greatly. I have read all...
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    HdP 1740, Idole, Villoresi

    HdP 1740 (50 ml) sprayed once.
    Lubin Idole EDT sprayed once.
    all with cap and box, bought 1 week ago.
    I am looking for niche fougere fragrances.
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    Re: Fragrances you hate and or find repulsive?

    JPG Le Male. The combination of lavender and vanilla makes me sick, it smells like Plasticine. The same goes for The Dreamer and Caron PH, those two notes combine are a no go for me.
  37. Re: Lī Ombre dans lī eau ,the shadow in the water

    I have been wearing it for a week or longer now and... I am experiencing a need to give it a rest as its getting cloying.... thick.
    The rose note seems to be more prominent than I initially...
  38. Lī Ombre dans lī eau ,the shadow in the water

    http://www.diptyqueparis.com/lombre-dans-leau-edt.html

    I am most impressed with such a fantastic fragrance. It creates the most realistic humid pond vibe, rose, green, grey, perhaps one of the...
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    Re: Guerlain Les Exclusives Line

    You should get mouchoir monsieur
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    Re: Guerlain Les Exclusives Line

    Cuir Beluga hands down I bought it for my wife last week and she keeps getting compliments, every time she wears it she is surrounded by a exquisite aura , it may not seem like a sillage monster but...
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    Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    good suggestions everyone I never heard of Lizzipan and Galimard, good call. Keep the coming.
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    The ultimate niche fougere

    Hi Guys.
    I am looking for something that, believe it or not, have not found yet (after 200 + fragrances). What I want is something like Paco Rabanne pour Homme but with more body,more potency and...
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    Re: Fat Electrician Vs Villoresi Vetiver

    thank you for your opinion.
    I have MpG Centaure but I dont really get any vetiver in there, I also have Encre Noire but it gives me a headache (must be the ISO E Super), I also have Vetiver Haiti...
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    Fat Electrician Vs Villoresi Vetiver

    I just pulled the trigger and bought both blind, I absolutely adore vetiver the wilder the better.
    How do you compare both? Which one do you think is better and more original?

    I am also after...
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    Re: Niche help here, I am on the hunt

    Thank you all for your suggestions, very interesting , a few of them I did not know of. Definitely I will try to get a hold of most.
    regards
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    Niche help here, I am on the hunt

    Ok guys help me here.
    I would like to get up to 10 niche fragrances.
    I bought Idole and Itaska last week and I like them both, however I am not too keen to unisex fragrances.
    If you could get...
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    Re: Best smokey frag?

    Itasca by Lubin. awesome vetiver smoky fragrance, pure quality.
  48. Thread: Ormond Yayne

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    Re: Ormond Yayne

    thank you for your kind opinion, it seems quite a complex fragrance perhaps covering too many basis. I am somehow tired of the woody/cedar drydown.
  49. Thread: Ormond Yayne

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    Ormond Yayne

    I am considering their signature scent for man, any thoughts? I never tried so it will be a blind buy... ouch!
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    CUSTO Man new 100 ml + Fahrenheit AQUA

    I bought one bottle and I was given another one as a present so one must go, great stuff, something new under the sky.
    The bottle is brand new and given to me today.
    100 ML / 3.4 oz
    Made in Italy...
  51. Thread: CUSTO Man

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    Re: CUSTO Man

    really? I guess I have to revisit Fleur du Male. ...
  52. Re: Post a recommendation for my next cologne based on my tastes!

    Polo Modern Reserve or Mugler cologne.
  53. Thread: CUSTO Man

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    CUSTO Man

    Finally I pulled the trigger and bought Custo Man. If you like Original Vetiver and Mugler Cologne you will enjoy Custo Man. Pungent citric synthetic opening that mellows down into a sweeter/ vanilla...
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    Re: If you're a Mafia boss, what would you were?

    Kouros
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    Re: A superior cologne

    I have 4711 already.
    I never ired Crantree and evelyn thanks for the tip.
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    A superior cologne

    I am looking for an eau d cologne with a superior quality, more volume, something that shines. My current favorite is AdP colonia and I also like Cartier eau cologne so I like Armani, yet I am still...
  57. Thread: Molecule 01

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    Re: Molecule 01

    I assume there is something else but ISO E Super and alcohol. Isn't it?
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    Re: Creed is all you Need..

    Creed is like Apple products.
  59. Thread: Molecule 01

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    Re: Molecule 01

    it seems Molecule 01 is well known for not being smelled by the wearer but by the others.
  60. Thread: Molecule 01

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    Re: Molecule 01

    I am glad to learn that someone else is experiencing the same. I have never smelled ISO E Super in its purest form but Molecule 01 so it must be the cocktail what bothers me and not necessarily ISO E
  61. Thread: Molecule 01

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    Molecule 01

    Certainly Molecule 01 is a very interesting fragrance regardless it only contains or for the most part ISO E Super. I am regaining interests because I tried it again not long ago and my wife thought...
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    Re: Armani Eau de Nuit

    nowadays everything seems to be fruity (1 million) or Iris (Dior Homme). In this case the fragrance is not bad but why should you buy a fragrance that is pretty much copying other. Get the real deal...
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    Armani Eau de Nuit

    I wore Armani Eau pour homme for years and years as I considered one of the most versatile fragrances of its time, also elegant and refined. Yesterday I tried Eau de Nuit and it has nothing in common...
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    from pure genus to most disappointing

    Who is the perfumer that most impressed you with one creation and disappoint you with another?
  65. Re: Polo (1978) ~ Add it to the rotation? Does Polo deserve a spot in a small collection?

    just ignore all the animosity towards Polo since its a product of a typical basenote snobbishness. In my opinion Polo "classic" has a place in any collection as one of the most remarkable fragrances...
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    Re: Yatagan by Caron: an old forgotten classic?

    I have two bottles and I reach for it often.
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    Back to basics: Armani eau pour homme

    While I was embarked in a journey that took me visiting most niche houses I forgot how good Armani eau pour homme is. It seems it has been reformulated though as I find it weaker yet still fantastic....
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    Re: Your 2013 Fragrance Starting Lineup?

    Signature scent: Polo Modern Reserve
    Work scent: Armani Eau Pour Homme
    Going on scent: L Anarchiste by Caron
    Close encounters: Molecule 1
    Most daring: Knize Ten
    Sophisticated: Bois du Portugal...
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    Parfums de Nicolai Rose Pivoine

    Swapping: Parfums de Nicolai ROSE PIVOINE eau de toilette.
    100 ML bottle with cap. Sprayed 3 times only.

    I am opened to suggestion.
    Thanks for reading and Merry Christmas:thumbup:
  70. Re: top 3 fragrance that my wife picked from my collection...over 50+ bottles

    Wife likes:

    L Anarchiste
    Encre Noire
    Hommage to Man Lalique
    GIT
  71. Re: Looking for a frags that smells like bourbon/ whiskey , incense, or fire wood

    Lonestar Memories
  72. MpG, Comptoir, Creed, Rochas, C&S, G.Beene, Jacomo......

    Christmas swap!
    Opened to suggestions
    *looking for Modern Reserve (Polo).

    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier PARFUM D'HABIT.100 ml BOX, CAP 80% (SWAPPED)
    Jacomo de Jacomo.100 ml DEEP BLUE 80%...
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    Re: Polo Modern Reserve

    ok thanks for your input, perhaps time to stock up a few bottles...
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    Polo Modern Reserve

    I have read mixed comments. Is it a special edition or a regular one? I hope they dont discontinue it as I adore it.
  75. Poll: Bvlgari PH Noir vs L Eau de Isssey PH Intense

    Which one would you buy?
    I like Bulgari PH and L Eau d Issey PH equally, in fact I find both in the same league an category. I am based in a small city in Africa and I found both for sale in...
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    Geranium? Rive Gauche? nop, better.

    Kenzo Sport.
    What a surprise! The closets juice to Rive Gauche yet, it has that barbershop vibe but fresher and "happier". The geranium dominates all through the fragrance life. Icy (Geranium) Fresh...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Versace - Eros for Men

    it seems a promising beat.. I like the bottle as well.
  78. Re: Which two scents are the closest to identical?

    Creed Original Santal and Joop Homme

    - - - Updated - - -

    Paco XS = Himalaya
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    Re: Zara Man Gold/ Zara Gold / Sprint

    I am sure nothing smells like Aventus yet it could hint you what it smells like. For instance if someone asks about GIT one can refer it to Cool Water and if they need to know what is MI like they...
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    Re: Zara Man Gold/ Zara Gold / Sprint

    the Sprint bottle and Gold bottle are identical only we wording changes... very confusing.
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    Zara Man Gold/ Zara Gold / Sprint

    Hi guys.
    I never tried Aventus before but I did read intermittent comments that Zara Gold smells somehow like it that is enough resemblance to get a flavor what is Aventus about. The problem is that...
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    Re: Winter swap CS,CSP,GB,Jacomo, Davidoff

    hi there.
    thank you for your offer but there is nothing that I fancy from your list. Good luck.
  83. Re: What fragrance do you reach for when your feeling rude?

    Knize Ten
    Encre Noire
    L Anarchiste
  84. Re: Seeking a toned down gourmand...suggestions.

    CK shock for him.
    Paul Smith for man.
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    Re: Grandfatherly fragrances

    VARON DANDY BY PARERA.
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26121644.html
  86. Re: What Are the Most Under-Hyped Fragrances in Your Opinion?

    Polo Modern Reserve. Pure class and quality. What a great tribute to the monumental Polo "green".
    From my 100 + fragrances I chose M.R. as my wedding scent.
  87. Thread: 24

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    24

    Hi guys.
    I am somehow intrigued about 24 Gold but I cannot find an online store to buy it. Can anyone of you point me out in the right direction?
    Thank you
  88. Re: "Paranoia Man" how would you construct this scent?

    A mixture of Le Male+ XS Black+A*Man.
  89. Thread: Kenzo: 263

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    Kenzo: 263

    I have taken their 15 more significant fragrances (out of 60+ offerings) and it adds 263 positive- 47 neutral- 80 negative.
    In my personal opinion Kenzo is one of the best designers brands and one...
  90. Re: Got a job interview tomorrow...what should I wear?

    as long as you dont wear Le Male...
  91. Thread: How much?

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    Re: How much?

    certainly the juice is what really matters but I also appreciate a good bottle and packaging, it shows care and some degree of pride in their own product.
  92. Thread: How much?

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    How much?

    I wonder how much money of what we pay for an average designer fragrance is allocated to:

    - The fragrance itself.
    - The bottle/flask.
    - Packaging
    - Advertisement
    - licensing+ other expenses.
    ...
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    Re: What's this nauseating smell in Chanel Frags?

    There is no doubt of a gourmandish note in all their Allure lineup. I wont describe it as egg like but rather a sublet rancid curry/pepper aroma.
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    Winter swap CS,CSP,GB,Jacomo, Davidoff

    C&S - Citrus Paradisi. box+cap 80% full
    Davidoff- Zino (discontinued) box+cap 99% full
    Comptoir Sud Pacifique- Vetyver Haiti cap+pouch 60% full
    Jacomo- Deep Blue cap no box. 99% full
    Jacomo-...
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    Re: Nice deal on Amazon of Nautica Classic

    thanks for the tip, very kind of you.
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    Balmain Ambre Gris

    Does it have pineapple?
    This one is a tricky pony as it smells nothing like an oriental nor it smells like a traditional gourmand. This is a fresh sweet and sour fragrance ... aquatic? maybe ,...
  97. Re: the scent which really puts a spell on people!

    L Anarchiste by Caron
  98. Re: If you completely stopped buying fragrances...

    I think I have fragrances to wear every day for the next 9 years.
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    Re: whats your worst blind buy ever?

    PACO XS.... cool aid from hell, vomiting stuff,
  100. Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    headache inducer, it must be the ISO E super mix. I wish they could toned it down and rescue the innovative core of it
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