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    Hi, I'm really getting into fragrances, and really want to find MINE!
    Things I LOVE:
    1. very strong (subtle is not in my vocabulary). I like for it to last a long time and emanate from me.
    2. oriental/spicy
    3. maybe woodsy
    4. Chanel Antaeus (this is ALMOST my signature, but not quite.....)
    5. Burberry Brit
    6. Tom Ford Black Orchid (I know this is technically for women, but as I understand it, a lot of men wear it, too.)
    7. the high end designer people.
    8. When I read about YSL M7, it sounds like me, but I can't find it anywhere, and it would be an expensive risk to order it from fragrancenet.net

    Things I don't like:
    1. Sweet
    2. fruity
    3. citrusy

    Any ideas? Thanks!

    Things I don't like

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    Hey, Getting really into fragrances, and would love some suggestions on finally finding THAT perfect one for me.

    Things I like:
    1. The high-end ones
    2. oriental/spicy
    3. Maybe woodsy
    4. even mediciny
    5. STRONG! Subtle is not in my vocab. I want it to last long and emanate.
    6. Burberry Brit
    7. Chanel Antaeus (almost my signature, but not quite)
    8. When I read about YSL M7, it sounds like me, but no one has it, and ordering it from fragrancenet would be an expensive risk.
    9. Tom Ford Black Orchid (I know it's technically for women, but as I understand it, men wear it, too.)

    Things I don't like:
    1. Subtle...oops, already said that
    2. sweet
    3. fruity
    4. citrusy

    Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

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    Beleive me, many People here do not have 1 signature scent

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    Have you tried Dior's Encre Noir?

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    Kouros
    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost

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    I understand, but i'm funny like that. Right now, my sig is Antaeus, and when I go to put something else on, I feel like I'm borrowing someone else's underwear. LOL

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    Zino

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    Can't find this from Dior...do you mean Encre Noir by Lalique?

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    Comme des Garcons EdP ( the original ) - spicy, woody, medicinal, super-strong, and definitely high-end. This one should be made for you!

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    Black Orchid is marketed as a unisex, according to what I have heard, though some sellers place it in the women's section for some reason.

    I regard Black Orchid as a true unisex.

    Read what this article says about Black Orchid: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandsty...me-ingredients
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    You might want to try Chergui by Serge Lutens and L'Air du desert marocain by Andy Tauer. Both are revered as some of, if not the best of the best when it comes to strong orientals.

    You can order samples from www.theperfumedcourt.com (along with M7 too).

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    Yes, Lalique. My mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lionheart View Post
    1. very strong (subtle is not in my vocabulary).
    I like you already Welcome on board!

    6. Tom Ford Black Orchid (I know this is technically for women, but as I understand it, a lot of men wear it, too.)
    Yes, we do! But then again, I wear alot of female frags,
    and not just the Black Orchid!

    You need to check out;

    Égoïste, Chanel
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    Try Parfum D'Habit by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier. It's bold, spicy, and woody.
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    Have you sampled Black Aoud? It sounds right up your alley.

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    Why two completely identical threads?!

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    If possible, you should try Montale Greyland. It is woody, manly, deep, rich, mature, strong, and longlasting.

    M7 is a great choice, but I don't think you're gonna love TF Black Orchid. I find this Orchid too feminin for men.

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    hmm
    Try Maxims Pour Homme
    may just fit you right
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    I would suggest trying Mazzolari Lui.
    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

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    Nasomatto Duro. This is a stong Oud based frag.

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    M7.

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    solo loewe!!! i think u'll love it!

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    Any almost anything by Loewe, especially Esencia (para Hombre would probably contain too much citrus)

    maybe, you should also test
    Van Cleef & Arpels PH
    Burberry London
    Santos de Cartier
    Zino Davidoff
    Jaipur by Boucheron
    Tuscany by Aramis

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I would suggest trying Mazzolari Lui.
    What a suggestion this is! Mazzolari Lui is powerfully elegant, and in my opinion, as good as it gets.

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    I like you already Welcome on board!


    Thanks for the welcome, le grand duc

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    I don't understand about the threads....I didn't mean to do it if I did it! Sorry!

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    If you haven't tried Kouros yet, it might be very much worth a shot. With all its stupefying power, it might just be what you're looking for!

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    sorry, double post
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    Quote Originally Posted by SillageMonger View Post
    What a suggestion this is! Mazzolari Lui is powerfully elegant, and in my opinion, as good as it gets.
    ditto!
    A strong third on this gem

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    Thanks, Guys! Keep the suggestions coming if you have any more. I have put MANY of these on my wishlist at theperfumedcourt. You taught me about that site, too!

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    One more word: Aramis

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    This one is not high-end, but very strong, slightly spicy, at times resinous and medicinal, definitely woodsy, and has 24-hour longevity on my skin:

    Kiehl's Pour Homme Essence Oil


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    I don't know about a "signature" scent. I think many of us in here have a favorite, or most likely a cluster of favorites we develop over time.

    If you really like Antaeus, I might suggest Van Clef and Arpels Pour Homme. It's fairly similar to Antaeus but distinct from it. It's an 80s powerhouse that has stayed around, but it's not so popular you'll run into anyone else wearing it.

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    YOu guys are the best! Thanks.

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