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    Re: Montale Suggestions

    This.
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    Re: Maison Francis kurkdjian

    Absolue pour le Soir is my favorite, by far.
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    Re: REC me a NICHE FRAG based on my likes!!

    Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    Diptyque Eau Duelle

    Both are spicy vanillas with a dash of bergamot and woodsy undertones.
  4. Re: If you can only get one kilian which one would you get and why?

    This! A Taste of Heaven definitely feels like an amped-up version of the Caron, the mugwort in AToH even adding a boozy aspect missing in Pour un Homme. Very nice - and my SOTD, btw.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Top five (at the moment):

    Chanel Sycomore
    Profumum Patchouly
    MPG Route du Vétiver
    Guerlain Tonka Impériale
    Malle Musc Ravageur
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    Re: What are the best rose scents?

    Montale Black Aoud
    Dior Ambre Nuit
  7. Poll: Re: Another "help me choose" poll. (About to cave in for one bottle)

    Tea for Two - you can still be lucky and find a bottle of the original (discontinued) formulation here or there. I stumbled upon one in Zagreb, Croatia a couple of months ago (in another store, I...
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    Re: best cocoa scent?

    This.
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    Re: do you like the smell of patchouli?

    I love patchouli - among the patchouli scents I have, my favourites would probably be (in order of preference) Profumum Patchouly (just incredible!), Chanel Coromandel, Lutens Bornéo 1834, Dior...
  10. Re: Dior Privee Line pruchase - Oud Ispahan or Ambre Nuit?

    Both are great - as are so many from that line...
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    Re: Got Ambra Meditteranea in today...

    I have a bottle of this, and it's gorgeous - among my favourite ambers, along with Précieux, Fétiche, Nuit, Russe...
  12. Re: looking for fragrance contains the following notes

    A difficult combination - I'm not sure about apple-centered scents. If you take the apple out of the equation, though, the four other notes (cedar, grapefruit, patchouli, and musk) come together in...
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    Re: How is Invasion Barbare?

    I have a bottle of this (the one without that tacky figurine!) - it's a very nice contemporary fougère, spicy lavender. Good stuff, excellent quality...
  14. Re: How are Frederic Malle colognes? What are the best ones?

    This...
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    Re: Fragrances that exude a "calming" effect.

    Hermès Eau de Gentiane Blanche
  16. Re: What is your Top 3 Male Fragrance of the 2014 ?

    - Heeley Vetiver Veritas
    - Dior Cuir Cannage
    - Hermès Cuir d'Ange
  17. Re: When a fragrance is discontinued, does it change people's opinion of it?

    Very simply: yes.
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    Re: Best Eau De Cologne

    Chanel Eau de Cologne
  19. Re: Cuir d'Ange by Hermes: How many of you have tried it and what do you think?

    I have a sample of this (they changed the Hermèssence samples design for this one, BTW, as it comes in a small sample vial with a sprayer, don't know if they'll change the others...), and it's very...
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    Re: More Than Words by Xerjoff

    I have a sample of this - enjoy it, and found the "blue cheese" note in it quite unique and interesting...
  21. Re: Annick Goutal Ambre Fétiche - sampled it today - very nice

    A very nice incense-smoky amber - very good!
  22. Poll: Re: If you could only have fragranes from 1 house, which would it be?

    Dior - followed by Chanel and Guerlain.
  23. Re: Looking for an almond prominent scent that is not overly sweet

    That would be my suggestion, too - amazing fragrance with a very strong almond element. It's sweet, but not as sweet as the tooth-aching Blu Mediterraneo Sicilian almond you mentioned.
    Less sweet...
  24. Thread: profumum roma

    by Dane77
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    Re: profumum roma

    Since this thread first appeared a couple of months ago, I have actually pulled the trigger (as I said above that I had yet to do) and bought an FB of Patchouly - which has instantly turned into one...
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    Re: A smoother mellow patchouli ? Suggestions?

    This! Lutens' Bornéo is just wonderful. I'm a big patchouli fan, though, and I tend to enjoy the feistier ones. Best straight-up patchoulis out there are by Profumum and Mazzolari, IMO.
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    Re: Best 'Eau de Cologne'?

    Another one for Chanel Eau de Cologne - amazing stuff!
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    Re: What is your favorite Musk fragrance?

    MKK and Musc Ravageur are both sensational - I'd rank both of them among my all-time favorite fragrances.
  28. Re: Please evaluate my wish list of niche fragrances to buy in October

    From your list I have these:

    Mazzolari Lui
    Knize Ten
    Nicolai New York
    Montale Black Aoud
    MPG Santal Noble
    MPG Ambre Precieux

    All of those are great, but my top three would be Ambre...
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle for a Great Cologne?

    Yep, I agree, the MDCI sculpture bottles are very tacky indeed. Way over the top.
    Other hideous bottle designs are the standard lines of Maître Parfumeur et Gantier (hideous plastic diamond...
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    Re: HdP: Your Picks, and...

    I have Pétroleum which I do enjoy and find quite unique.
    Some of the others are fine, as well (I prefer 1740, Ambre 114, and 1725), but I have not felt tempted to actually get FBs of any of them,...
  31. Poll: Re: Amouage question... Epic, Jubilation or Interlude?!

    Own Jubilation, like Interlude even better.
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    Poll: Re: Christian Dior La Collection Privée Thread

    Eau Noire is the one I like the most. I have five FBs from this line - in order of preference: Eau Noire, Vétiver, Patchouli Impérial, Leather Oud, and Ambre Nuit.
    It's an amazing line, but for...
  33. Thread: Hermes Vetivers

    by Dane77
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    Poll: Re: Hermes Vetivers

    This.
  34. Re: What is your girlfriend's favorite scent you own?

    Sycomore is her favorite, but she responds very favorably to Tea for Two and Black Aoud, as well...
  35. Re: How is La Collection Couturier Parfumeur by Christian Dior ?

    Very good line, excellent quality, and amazing overall variety. I'll list the 5 I own:

    1. Eau Noire
    2. Vétiver
    3. Patchouli Impérial
    4. Leather Oud
    5. Ambre Nuit

    Ironic how my two favorites...
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    Re: New "Ambre Precieux Ultime" by MPG

    Sounds very exciting. AP is one of my all-time favorites, so it'll be fun to see how they tweaked it for this "ultimate" edition.
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    Re: Back to the classics: suggestions!

    I second Cacio's suggestion for Caron 3me Homme
    Other fantastic 80s stuff:
    - Guerlain Derby (reformulated, but current version is still great)
    - Nicolaï New York
    - The first generation of scents...
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    Re: Top five vanilla scents

    Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    Mona di Orio Vanille
    Malle Musc Ravageur
    MPG Ambre Précieux
    Caron Pour un Homme
    By Kilian A Taste of Heaven
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    Re: Best Frag of the last 12 months?

    Best ones from 2014 so far, IMO:

    Dior Cuir Cannage +1
    Heeley Vetiver Veritas
    Amouage Journey Man
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    Poll: Re: Are you a foodie?

    Was that fragrance Hermèssence Épice Marine, by any chance?

    In my case, no - I have no (in any way comparable) passion for food.
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    Poll: Re: Better Le Labo, Santal 33 vs. Rose 31?

    Not too keen on either. The stand-outs from this house are Patchouli 24 and Oud 27, IMO...
  42. Re: Profumi del Forte Versilia Vintage Ambra Mediterranea

    I have and really enjoy Ambra Mediterranea - it's very rich, complex, heavy even, and with unbelievable longevity and stellar projection. You have to go VERY light on the trigger with this one, so I...
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    Re: Rank your LE LABO

    I agree - those two are my favorites, as well.
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    Poll: Re: Caron Pour un Homme or Le 3me Homme ?

    Have and love both, but Pour un Homme a bit more so than Troisième Homme...
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    Re: Best Serge Lutens on a man

    Another vote for MKK...
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    Re: Invasion Barbare or Italian Cypress ?

    Invasion Barbare, easily.
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    Re: The Best Patchouly ever...

    Chanel Coromandel followed closely by Mazzolari's Patchouli.

    Other strong contenders are Dior's Patchouli Impérial and Lutens' Bornéo 1834.
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    Re: Two picks from Serge Lutens

    This!
  49. Thread: Lavender

    by Dane77
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    Re: Lavender

    Lavender is one of my favorite notes, and if you like lavender-Vanilla combinations there's a lot of great ones with good-to-excellent longevity out there.

    I'll second andym72's suggestion of...
  50. Poll: Re: Do you make distinctions between frags you wear during the day and night?

    No, I don't. I do like to keep just a couple of bottles reserved for use on special occasions, but that is irrespective of time of year or day.
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    Re: What's WRONG with me?

    A fascinating statement - a profoundly paradoxical clash of the subjective and objective principles.
  52. Poll: Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille v. Tobacco Vanille - Which one is the better bang for your buck?

    I'd definitely go for SDV...
  53. Poll: Re: What's your favorite Dior from La Collection Privée?

    I love this line and currently have five FBs (Vétiver, Eau Noire, Patchouli Impérial, Ambre Nuit, and Leather Oud). From your list I voted for Eau Noire, but my overall favorite is probably Vétiver. ...
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    Re: Best Male Sandalwood fragrance.

    MPG Santal Noble (I'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned yet...).
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    Re: Notes that blend well with vanilla?

    Amber, certainly, but one of the most enjoyable, classic, and successful combos is vanilla and lavender - just ask them at Guerlain! (Jicky, Mouchoir de Monsieur)
    Other notable fragrances...
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    Re: Differences Between Eau Noire?

    That is my situation, and experience, as well.
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    Poll: Re: Your favoite Guerlain - L'Art et la Matière?

    Thanks, but that's Dior, Collection Privée.
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    Poll: Your favoite Guerlain - L'Art et la Matière?

    I think it's been a while since there was a poll on this Guerlain exclusive line. Which one of these fragrances do you prefer, for yourself?
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    Re: Niche House Sampling Suggestions

    Maybe the best way to start is to look into some of the excellent exclusive lines in some of the large established houses (especially Dior's Collection Privée, Chanel's Les Exclusifs, Hermès'...
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces of All Time (2012 Revision)

    1-Sycomore
    2-Invasion Barbare
    3-Musc Ravageur
    4-Route du Vétiver
    5-Muscs Koublaï Khän
    6-Coromandel
    7-Eau Noire
    8-Caron Pour un Homme
    9-Dior Vétiver
    10-Black Aoud
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    Re: Most powdery fragrances

    I get a lot of powder from Dior's Eau Noire.
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    Re: Recommend me an OUD scent

    They're not on your list, but my favorite ouds at the moment are probably Black Aoud, HdP Pétroleum, and Leather Oud. From your list, I'd probably go with Dark Aoud.
  63. Thread: Kilian's Ouds

    by Dane77
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    Re: Kilian's Ouds

    They're pretty good - I especially enjoy Pure Oud.
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    Re: Coromandel reformulated

    Yes, I have.
    And, no, you're not only doing that - look at the title of your thread again.
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    Re: Coromandel reformulated

    Do you know for a fact that it's been reformulated, or are you basing that very bombastic statement on your impression of one single bottle?
  66. Re: Since a year ago, how many full bottle fragrances did you buy?

    About 15, something like that.
  67. Re: tried musc ravageur for the first time today- wasnt impressed at all.

    Me too - it's one of my personal favorites, and I get no longevity problems with it, at all.
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    Re: Top 3 all-time as per your S.O.

    My GF likes a lot of the things I wear (and dislikes a few, as well…), but she always comments favourably on Sycomore and Black Aoud.
  69. Re: Found a note that I dislike: galbanum. What's your scent peeve?

    I usually have problems with:
    Laurel
    Pepper (black or pink)

    Often not too keen on very prominent conifer/pine, either.
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    Poll: Your favourite Mona di Orio: Les Nombres d'Or?

    I don't think I've seen a poll on this line before, and I'm curious to see which one of these fragrances people here prefer.

    My own vote goes to Vanille, a very interesting and much "drier"...
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    Re: Givenchy Vetyver - Not much chatter, no love?

    I have a bottle of this, but I fail to quite grasp what all the fuss is about with this one. It's not bad - it's alright, pretty old-school, safe, etc. Not my kind of thing: it would not make it to...
  72. Re: Mona di Orio's Vetiver - Best Vetiver I Have Smelled

    I tend to prefer earthier and rootier interpretations of vetiver, and I'm not very impressed with Mona's Vétyver. It just doesn't quite appeal to me. IMO, the highlights of the line are the brilliant...
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    Re: Great Men's Fragrances that Feature Immortelle

    I'll second Dior's amazing Eau Noire - and yes, it is getting axed and will disappear soon. Another immortelle highlight (despite the misleading name) is CdG's dark decadent Luxe:Patchouli.
  74. Re: Mazzolari Lui- Breakthrough scent, gift for spouse

    I have a bottle of Lui and enjoy it very much - however, I find the patchouli note extremely pronounced in this one, especially in the drydown. You gotta like patchouli to really enjoy this (I do).
  75. Re: Fragrances which don't smell as their name deceiptively suggests

    Oh yeah, much of that line totally belies its own name!
    Also, I don't get a whole lot of amber from Ambre Narguilé or musk from Musc Ravageur… at least not enough to really consider their names...
  76. Re: Profumi del Forte - Versilia Vintage Ambra Mediterranea

    I really enjoy Ambra Mediterranea - it's very rich, complex, heavy even, and with unbelievable longevity and stellar projection. You have to go VERY light on the trigger with this one, so I expect my...
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    Re: Any of you guys wear Ambre Nuit by Dior?

    I have a bottle of Ambre Nuit, and I enjoy it very much. It's a warm and very classy peppery rose/amber combo - easily unisex, slightly formal, and very comfortable.
  78. Thread: Hermes

    by Dane77
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    Re: Hermes

    These.
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    Re: Help me out on leathers!

    I'll second especially Derby, Knize Ten, Leather Oud, and Chanel Cuir de Russie which are all among my favourite leathers. Two other wonderful - and yet unmentioned - leathers are Nicolaï New York...
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    Re: Bois des iles and cuir de russie parfum

    I have the Cuir de Russie EdP - it's great and very comfortable, not at all too feminine.
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    Poll: Re: How many bottles do you own?

    50 bottles, not including a few additional ones I use very rarely.
  82. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/8/14) Final Four: Dior Homme vs L`air du Desert Moracain

    LDDM, easily.
  83. Thread: Citrus King

    by Dane77
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    Poll: Re: Citrus King

    Other - Chanel Eau de Cologne.
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    Re: Vetiver - Givenchy, Etro, or MPG?

    My favorite of the three is easily Route du Vétiver, which is one of my favorite fragrances overall. The Etro I don't have, but enjoy. The Givenchy I have, but don't really enjoy and find grossly...
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    Re: Vetiver Extraordinaire

    Have to agree - the two former don't appeal to me at all, but VE isn't among my favorite vetivers, either (those would be Sycomore, Route du Vétiver, Dior's Vétiver, Vétiver Tonka, Sel de Vétiver)...
  86. Thread: Mazzolari EDT

    by Dane77
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    Re: Mazzolari EDT

    I like this line - I have Lui and would love to get a bottle of Patchouli. Sadly, this line is very hard to come by...
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    Poll: Re: Straight to Heaven vs. Musc Ravageur

    Definitely Musc Ravageur.
  88. Thread: profumum roma

    by Dane77
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    Re: profumum roma

    Interesting line, but I have yet to pull the trigger on any of the scents. If I were to pick one, however, it would probably be Ambra Aurea or Patchouly.
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    Re: Chanel's Eau de cologne clone

    If my memory serves me correctly, Guerlain's neroli-heavy Cologne du Parfumeur has a bit of the same feel to it. Both are excellent, anyway.
  90. Re: Haitian Vetiver (Zegna) What do we think so far?

    Like Rum, I tried this recently at Heathrow, and it's a good, solid vetiver fragrance. However, I have a lot of excellent vetivers already (Sycomore, Dior Vétiver, Route du Vétiver, Sel de Vétiver,...
  91. Re: Hermessence Gift Set - Which four should I get?

    I have three Hermèssence FBs - Vétiver Tonka, Ambre Narguilé, and Brin de Réglisse - which are in my opinion the three best ones in the collection. My fourth choice would probably be Santal Massoïa...
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    Yeah, since 2010, only trifling things have come out of France, hardly worth mentioning at all, but, anyway, off the top of my head there's Dior's Collection Privée and Mona's Les Nombres d'Or line,...
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    Is that trend called Slumberhouse, by any chance? :wink:
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    Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs. Musc Ravageur

    They're both wonderful and high-quality fragrances, but, no, I don't get a lot of similarity, either.
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    Re: I would like a Montale sample suggestion...

    Black Aoud is wonderful. In fact, I happen to be wearing it today.
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    Re: Collecting Fragrances

    Exactly - I think that pretty much sums up my entire approach to fragrances.
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    That's right!
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    Re: An Amazing Citrus?

    My favorite citrus is Chanel Eau de Cologne - an exquisite neroli-bergamot w. a musky base.
  99. Re: Top two fragrances from Guerlain, Chanel, Dior and Hermes

    Guerlain Derby and Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Chanel Sycomore and Coromandel
    Dior Eau Noire and Patchouli Impérial
    Hermes Vétiver Tonka and Ambre Narguilé
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud, which size?

    I have 125 ml bottles of Eau Noire, Leather Oud, Patchouli Impérial, and Ambre Nuit, and much as I love them, I've never felt tempted to go for these in the 250 ml size. They're powerful and will...
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