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  1. Re: Article: Daphne Bugey and Annick Menardo go Wild for DSquared2

    Sounds rather funky from the notes anyway. Are there even any "basenote(s)"??? Not so sure that I'd ever want to smell like hummus, vegetables, resin or any other note in this fragrance. The again,...
  2. Re: What is the best Designer fragrance in the last 5 years?

    1. Dior Fahrenheit Aqua
    2. Prada Luna Rossa Extreme
    3. Tommy Bahama Tommy Bahama For Him
    4. Cartier Roadster
    5. Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme
    6. Armani Code Sport
    7. Hanae Mori HiM EDP...
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    Re: New from Tommy Bahama: Tommy Bahama for Him

    Fucking incredible modern designer for summer. Period. :thumbsup:
  4. Re: What Are Your Favorite Designer Fragrances? Not LIDGE, Egoiste, DHI.......

    My top 20 favorite designer fragrances (listed in order) from my personal collection. I left out LIDGE (#1) and Serge Luten's Chergui (#3). I also own 28 other unique, vintage, or discontinued...
  5. Re: Two More Fragrance Turn Arounds: Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme abd Dior Homme Sport

    Am wearing my first sample of Issey today from Sephora and I love it. At first, I could swear the SA mixed up the DHS 2008 in the tester that they still have out with the Issey Miyake that I asked...
  6. Poll: Re: Dior Homme Sport Vs Dior Homme Sport 2012...... Who is King?

    I'm going to go with the original version. I can't get enough of it! It's the natural smell of the fresh citrus and fresh ginger that does it for me. As a degreed culinarian, these are two of the...
  7. Question: Which designer fragrances for men spoil fastest/easiest?

    Has anyone had any bad experiences with one or more particular fragrances when they been treated well and stored in a reasonable fashion i.e. mainly in darkness and at cool or room temperatures?
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    Poll: Re: Best/Favorite Gourmands?

    Although I have much new-found, love/respect for Givenchy Pi, LIDGE is the best on this list (that I have smelled).
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    Re: Your Top 20 Designer Fragrances

    Yes. Yes. LIDGE is a total given. It's actually my favourite scent, but I didn't include it as it didn't meet the specified criteria: (original) cost < $90. Very good call, though! <3 LIDGE!
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    Re: Your Top 20 Designer Fragrances

    Gucci Pour Homme
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Cartier Roadster
    M7 (vintage)
    Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense
    Eau de Baux
    Givenchy Pi (vintage)
    Bvlgari Black
    Dior Homme (vintage)
    Dior Fahrenheit
  11. Poll: Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Terre d'Hermes vs Dior Fahrenheit

    Not "taint", but "enhance" to be sure. ;-) You know which one I voted for! Dior! It was easy though! I can't stand TdH, love Fahrenheit, and have yet to smell Egoiste.
  12. Re: Best men scent with a burnt marshmellow or vanilla basenotes that are unmistakablely manly ?

    Apparently, this is sarcasm, but please be sure to note that however, as some people might not realise this.

    I'd say Givenchy Pi. I have become a fan of this fragrance and if you want to smell...
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    Re: Givenchy Pi vs Gaultier^2

    Whoops, completely forgot I'd even posted here. I quoted myself. LMAO!!! I was like wow, that sums it up about PERFECTLY!!! :tongue:
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    Re: Givenchy Pi vs Gaultier^2

    Although Pi seems to be more complex in terms of its note breakdown, Gaultier 2 smells much better! It has a deep, slightly spicy, lightly browned sugar vibe, with a sweetness that yes, can smell a...
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    Re: Which fragrances are TRULY original?

    Fahrenheit
    Cartier Roadster
    YSL M7
    Burberry London
    Gucci Pour Homme I
    Dior Homme (2005)
    Dzing!
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him
    Narciso Rodriguez Musc for Him
    Gaultier 2
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    Re: Sniffing Baldessarini Ambre

    Definitely a decent fragrance, but extremely light with very poor sillage and longevity. A hot-summer masculine to be sure. I don't think you could even detect this in the winter, especially under a...
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    Re: Givenchy Very Irresistible new bottle?

    A "limited edition bottle"?!!! lmfao Yeah, it's the special, cheap, ugly, generic, clear, bottle. It's not a fake, it's just... ummmm... a "special edition"! How gullible are you? Maybe YOU didn't...
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    Re: Givenchy Very Irresistible new bottle?

    Well, the one I received was a fake. It didn't have "Very Irresistible Givenchy" engraved on the black cap and the fragrance had a minty opening and then reeked like some obnoxious, generic, 1980s...
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    Re: Givenchy Very Irresistible new bottle?

    Fake. I just got the same one. Smelled NOTHING AT ALL as described. Sent it back.
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    Re: ISO E Super and niche

    "hit with what seems like a wall of IES..." Well, said!!! :D This is why TDH fails so badly in my book. It becomes a once-demsional fragrance, as soon as the IES dry down kicks in; it's a WALL of...
  21. Re: Rochas men vs Givenchy Play intense .. almost the same?

    Surely, you must be joking! LOL Rochas Man is perhaps the one of, if not, the most dynamic designer gourmand around. If you find this fragrance linear in any way, you may want to have your nose...
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    Re: LIDGE & Play Intense: How Similar?

    + 1

    I LOVE 2005 vintage Dior Homme! Have two 100 MLs arriving tomorrow!
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    Re: looking for a modern "power" scent

    My Max cap is prob 80
    notes i enjoy: vanilla,cinnamon,cedar,musk

    I read the above as, "My max cap is 80 notes. I enjoy vanilla, cinnamon, cedar, and musk."!!! LOL! I thought man, if there IS ANY...
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    Re: Top 10 rarest discontinued fragrances

    I guess maybe I ought to buy that Guerlain Vetiver and Derby that I smelled at the vintage perfume boutique in the mall the other day. No kidding! Never even knew!! Well, keep your eyes posted to on...
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    Re: looking for a modern "power" scent

    Yves Saint Laurent's Opium Pour Homme. Need I say more? I seek answers here too, although unlike you, I rarely receive them. Enjoy.
    ...
  26. Re: Most complex fragrance you have ever experienced?

    Have it. Thanks.
  27. Re: Most complex fragrance you have ever experienced?

    What is LDDM? I think I'm going to try Black Orchid soon as I like pulling off scents that more stereotypical males (read: homophobic) males cower at. Anyone have a note break down on TF Extreme?...
  28. Re: Most complex fragrance you have ever experienced?

    Well, in that case, Gucci Pour Homme I takes the cake here, if it didn't already. Envy... LOL
  29. Re: Hey, guys. What's the most dynamic designer dry-down you can think of?

    Thank you for all of the great frags, guys. Please keep them coming if you know of any. I bought Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin today, which I'm surprised no one mentioned, but is a great...
  30. Re: Hey, guys. What's the most dynamic designer dry-down you can think of?

    Really, although I do admire them, the scent doesn't need to be gourmand, per se. I'd really just like it to smell completely marvelous, and entirely unique. Gucci Pour Homme I is a prime example. So...
  31. Re: Hey, guys. What's the most dynamic designer dry-down you can think of?

    To be honest, although I have never smelled it, I'm not sure I want to. Kouros frightens me! lol
  32. Hey, guys. What's the most dynamic designer dry-down you can think of?

    I love gourmands, but there are just so few in the designer world. Regardless, however, I'm obsessed with very intriguing, unique, ever-evolving, non-linear, chameleon-esque scents; ones that if...
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    Poll: Re: Mugler Cologne VS. Infusion D'Homme

    Hmmmmm... I'd suggest skipping the (EDC) and going straight to the Mugler Cologne (EDT). Those 3 eye-watering sprays in Macy's, projected like a beast all day long and all night too. They lasted over...
  34. Re: What great designer frag contains the most unique combination of notes you can think of?

    Wow! Thank you, guys! Not sure why I didn't get all 38 replies in my email, but I'm glad to see your replies to this thread! thread. Awesome responses! I DO love Hanae Mori HM EDP, Fahrenheit, Black,...
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    Re: ISO E Super and niche

    +1 I agree with you 100%, Bigsly! :)
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    Re: ISO E Super and niche

    Yes, after buying and despising TDH EDP, I first began to consider it may be the IES in it that I loathe. I also dislike Voyage D'Hermes too as it has the same off-putting smell that TDH does. I find...
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    Re: ISO E Super and niche

    GOSPEL!!! IES is whack!!! Really disappointed to learn that it's supposedly in Fahrenheit (one of my favourites). It just doesn't seem that way... Maybe it was in there way back in 1988. Does anyone...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Rocks by Original Penguin

    +1 Too funny! :)
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    Re: Dirty English,Gucci PHI and Encre Noir

    GPH I FTW, always!!! :)
  40. What great designer frag contains the most unique combination of notes you can think of?

    I know Gucci Pour Homme 1 contains 26 notes and smells like a walk in a cedar forest, a bonfire, freshly cut wood, or perhaps a cool autumn day with distant chimney smoke hanging in the cool, crisp,...
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    Re: Most Unique Fresh Scent?

    +1 Mugler Cologne EDT
  42. Re: I think the unthinkable happened - A*Men reformulation

    Does anyone know how to locate or where to find the original vintage A*Men? It used to last 3x as long and open with that wonderfully offensive tar-note that is now absent. Is it still in the more...
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    Re: Incense: Whats your favorite rendition?

    +1 for GPH I
  44. HELP!!! Looking for an (older?) bottle of the original, non-reformulated, A*Men. The REAL stuff.

    Does anyone know where or how to find it. I would greatly appreciate your feedback, guys. The new version lacks projection and longevity. The old stuff was BEAST. It used to last 12+ hours and now I...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Gold Edition

    Actually, you're it has been. Anyone no wear to find the old school (non-reformulated) juice? i.e. the A*Men with the tarry/starry opening that (b)lasted for 12+ hours and not 4. How would I go about...
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    Re: Gucci pour homme, or GPH 2?

    GPH I is one of the most unique, beautiful, masculine and woodsy, scents ever produced. It stands out, head and shoulders above the crowd of more pretentious scents. As a lucky owner of the original,...
  47. Thread: A*Men vs M7

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    Poll: Re: A*Men vs M7

    Vintage M7, although I have and enjoy both. A*Men is just so ubiquitous and one easily recognizes it wherever you happen to smell it. It's like, "Okay, who's wearing the A*Men here?"
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    Re: What are your most unique fragrances?

    My wardrobe. It is built around this very concept.
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    Re: Mugler Cologne s note???

    Actually although you are correct about his inspiration for the scent itself, as you can see above, it isn't soap. lol I had always understood that it was semen, but apparently Sorcery of Scent has...
  50. Thread: Le male JPG

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    Re: Le male JPG

    Yes, it smells much flatter, sweeter, and more cloying then it ever used to be. It seems to have lost a bit of it's former fresh "effervesce". Now it smells musty, cloying, powdery and a bit like an...
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    Re: Mugler Cologne s note???

    LOL. Yep! I always thought it was a brilliantly original, creative, novel, idea but after having read the above, it turned out to be a little more complex than I had originally heard. I guess that...
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    Re: Mugler Cologne s note???

    That's so cool!!! :) Leave it to Mugler... *shakes head in amazement*
  53. Re: Thinking of replacing Le Male with vintage M7...

    Thank you, Akahina! Right back atcha'! :)
  54. Re: Thinking of replacing Le Male with vintage M7...

    Well, people call me "quirky" and a "character" when they are being kindly understated. Persoanllu, I'd say "outspoken", "eccentric", "irreverent", "avante garde", or even "esoteric" are a bit more...
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    Re: l'instant de guerlain extreme... idk anymore

    You wanna' do some swappage for that LIDGE on an otherwise brand-new (sprayed 5-6 times) 2.5 oz. bottle of TDH parfum? I'm really not feeling it, but I'll happily trade you across the board for a 2.5...
  56. Re: Thinking of replacing Le Male with vintage M7...

    Yeah, so I guess I'm screwed according to the rules, eh? Lame. I'm pretty sure I'm going to love M7 though, especially on the three days a year I'll actually be able to wear it here in Tulsa, OK! lol...
  57. Re: Thinking of replacing Le Male with vintage M7...

    Thank you, Mesa and Zgb. :) I'm looking forward to getting M7 and getting rid of this 2.5 T'erre de Hermes parfum I recently received instead of Le Male. I don't see what all the hype is about (at...
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    Re: WOW ... Dior Fahrenheit

    That one sounds interesting... Good luck! And thank you, by the way. I try! :)
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    Re: What makes a men's fragrance "modern?"

    A fragrance that stands resolutely alone, etched like a signature across the fabric of time itself. A unique fragrance with no direct precedent, nor antecedent, shall always be considered modern....
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    Re: WOW ... Dior Fahrenheit

    Unfortunately, my bottle is not a vintage one, however I still find this fragrance a captivating masterpiece. Sure, everyone who has been lucky enough to smell or own the original claims that it is...
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    Re: WOW ... Dior Fahrenheit

    Incredible masterpiece of resolute creativity and innovation. A fragrance whose legacy and benchmark will never even be... approached. 10/10.
  62. Re: Thinking of replacing Le Male with vintage M7...

    Agreed. However here's why. I want to complete my set of designer fragrances so that I may be ser for some time (if such things even truly possible) as I want to start saving my money for other...
  63. Re: Thinking of replacing Le Male with vintage M7...

    Insightful. Thank you. That's precisely the feedback I was was looking for. You guys are tops!!! LOL
  64. Re: Thinking of replacing Le Male with vintage M7...

    Well, since two of my top 5 are in yours, and I'm not sure I want "safe", just good-smelling, unique, attention grabbing, and (of course) it needs to smell, sensual, exotic and good on me, perhaps I...
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    Re: Best men's cologne for summer

    Yeah, I only saved about $12 over retail by purchasing a 3.4 EDT of Mugler Cologne on amazon the other day, but it did come in a small kit with a delectable shampoo/body wash that is like heaven when...
  66. Re: Thinking of replacing Le Male with vintage M7...

    Are you curious too? I'm not sure that smelling like cough syrup or a Middle Eastern shop sounds right up my alley, nor many other people's, nor do I feel that that sort of smell represents me...
  67. Re: Thinking of replacing Le Male with vintage M7...

    Thank you, Mesa. I need to get back to your PM. Been meaning to... So long as there is a nice vanilla in Roadster, I'd be inclined to go with that. It seems like it would appeal more to what I love...
  68. Re: Thinking of replacing Le Male with vintage M7...

    I have heard many positive, if enigmatic reviews of M7 although there is a forum on here (vintage vs. new) which claims that the main difference between the two is that the newer one doesn't have the...
  69. Re: Thinking of replacing Le Male with vintage M7...

    Hmmmmmmm... True on the subjectivity as far as scent. I definitely want a better smelling fragrance than Le Male. Anyone have scent opinions on vintage M7 vs. Roadster? I don't want to buy based on...
  70. Re: Thinking of replacing Le Male with vintage M7...

    Thank you for your reply. :) I'm assuming you find vintage M7 to be better smelling as well as more unique than Roadster?
  71. Thinking of replacing Le Male with vintage M7...

    I enjoy unique, exotic, expressive, evocative, designer scents. Personally, I feel that the world of "niche fragrances" is just too immense and expensive for me to explore, at least right now. With...
  72. Re: Name 31 Fragrances You Should Not Be Without......

    I see no need to own more than 10 fragrances. That having been said, I feel that (without shelling out ridiculous amounts of money on niche fragrances, as there are FAR better things to buy for $250...
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    Re: Best men's cologne for summer

    The beautiful, otherworldly, fresh, lush, clean, futuristic-gleam of Mugler Cologne for the humid, dog days of summer and Terre D'Hermes for the other merely hot/warm ones. TDH is fantastic...
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    Poll: Re: Burberry London or Rochas Man

    Rochas is more versatile and smells incredible. Burberry London smells wonderful too. I haven't purchased London yet, as I have Man, but it will be my next buy. I plan on making London my signature...
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    Poll: Re: Nothing beats Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Male...

    I have a small collection consisting of 8 (soon to be 9) of the most unique, intriguing, and I feel, very "best" designer fragrances produced IMO. Oddly enough, this collection BEGAN with Le Male,...
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    Re: Sharp opening, awesome dry down scents

    I second Versace's The Dreamer, although I think the dry-down is extremely light, inviting, dryly sweet, and pleasant. It's a favourite of mine. I own A*Men as well, and love scents that...
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    Poll: Re: Mugler Cologne VS. Infusion D'Homme

    Mugler!!! It's surprisingly powerful if transparent. I'd heard it wasn't very strong, so I went with three sprays, and my eyes were burning slightly. One on the neck and one on the chest next time!...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*men vs Fahrenheit?

    ...or you could achieve a perfect compromise and purchase JPG's Le Male, which although popular, is not nearly as generic a scent as Aqua Di Gio, or 1 Milion. It IS the most classic, timeless,...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*men vs Fahrenheit?

    Buy HM EDP or possibly Rochas Man. Neither Fahrenheit nor A*Men are suited for 18 year olds, nor are they ideal for hot weather. HM smells like candied citrus, lemon, mint, melon, and vanilla with a...
  80. Re: Okay, so has A*Men or Kouros been reformulated lately?

    A*Men = YES!!! I spoke to the Macy's rep today and asked her about three times just to affirm it. A*Men HAS been reformulated, people. IMO they took most of the tar blast out of it, and left the...
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    Re: Best men's cologne for summer

    Okay, so let's bring this one into 2012, guys! So, I live in Oklahoma where it is unbearably, miserably, hot and humid in the summer. Last year, temperature rose to 115 F and didn't drop below 100 F...
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    Re: Summer gourmand

    HM by Hanae Mori is amazing and entirely unique. I use only the EDP (one chest and one neck). Recently, I fell in love with the complexity of Rochas Man. Although it is much sweeter than HM, I think...
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    Poll: Re: Rochas Man vs The Dreamer

    ...and now as I bask in Rochas light after-glow, I smell the lingering scrumptious cinnamon and vanilla (this time with a scintillating hint of chocolate) that I so adore in of JPG's Le Male, a...
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    Poll: Re: Rochas Man vs The Dreamer

    I voted too hastily in this poll. Upon blind-buying a bottle of Rochas Man (a fragrance that upon extensive Internet research, I felt sure I would love) and receiving it the other day, I was...
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    Poll: Re: Best/Favorite Gourmands?

    Honestly? How does a line-up of the best male gourmands ever not include one of the most influential and timelessly delicious scents of our time? Jean Paul Gaultier's "Le Male"? I think this notable...
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    Re: Best Gourmand Fragrances

    Haven't had explored niche yet, but gourmands are my favourites by far. My bottle of Maurice Roucel's, "Rochas Man" is on the way from all that I have heard:

    Jean Paul Gaultier ~ Le Male
    Thierry...
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    Re: Top 10 Gourmands ever?

    I have ordered Rochas Man, and it is on the way, however i have yet to smell it. I am primarily into gourmands although I am also fairly new when it comes to fragrances. I don't want many, only the...
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