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    Guerlain - Elixir Charnel - Gourmand Coquin

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    Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia + matching body cream

    Notes include neroli, lilac, rosewood, tuberose, gardenia, orange flower, jasmine, white lily, carnation and vanilla bourbon.

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    2.5 ml spray sample of Ankh - Scents of Time

    SculptureofSoul's recommendation on the Fragrance Philosophy thread has me curious about this one.

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    Just bought a Brand-spankin-new VINTAGE bottle of MPG Ambre Precieux. I found a little place which has many vintage bottles including Route de Vetiver. This weekend I plan to buy them out. SO EXCITED!!!

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    Mark Birley for Men. I have test run this one about 4 times and it came out a winner for me. Not strong, but as classy as they come. Smells like a million bucks.

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    Royal English Leather (75 ml)
    Messe de Minuit (100 ml)
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  7. #127

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    Narciso Rodriguez for Him Musc Collection EdP
    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme

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    Received two today:

    D&G The one (Ubiquitous, yes, but I have a hard time with summer scents and this one works for me)

    And a backup bottle of A*Men Pure Malt.

  9. #129

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    Santos de Cartier
    Eau Sauvage Extrême/Dior
    Carlo/Carlo Corinto

    All new to me, never owned any of them before.

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    Unforgivable Multi Platinum

    Supposedly higher quality and better smelling than the original, and a cheap alternative to Creed MI. Here's hoping it actually is...

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    Yesterday I came across someone selling a gift set that he received as a gift but he said he doesn't like to wear cologne. It's a 4.2oz cologne and 4.2 oz shower gel set of JGP Le Male.... I got it brand new, unopened for $35. I can't stand the bottle but I really dig the juice so I could not pass up the deal.

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    My Wife picked up a Facconable for me yesterday!!!
    Gary

  13. #133

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    from Creed Boutique NYC...

    Creed Silver Mountain Water (4.0oz)


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    Roberto Verino - VV Man
    Roberto Verino - Pour Homme

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    Broke down and ordered Costamor Tabacca after sampling for the past two days. Wonderful stuff.

  16. #136

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    Duel by Annick Goutal
    Vetiver The Great!!!

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    Today I ordered a bottle of Havana (blind) from Nordstrom.
    Because of all the glowing reviews, this has been on my to buy list for a very long time.
    I have a feeling I won't be let down.....I hope.
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  19. #139

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    200ml shower-gel of Creed Green Irish Tweed.

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    Just arrived in the mail today:

    Egoiste by Chanel


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    These finally arrived after almost a month of waiting:



    Vraie Blonde
    Vierges & Toreros
    Rien

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    Emporio Armani White He (Lui)
    > got this blind, at a very good price
    > initial thought on first wearing : dang, I smell like cat pee (!!!)
    > then all my siblings said I smelled good (!!!), one of the frags I bought they actually liked (not any of the ones they call old-fogey)

    Oh well, I AM starting to like it hehe

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    Zanzibar - Van Cleef & Arpels

    Perry Ellis for Men (Original - 1985)
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    I received my bottle of l'Occitane's Ambre yesterday in the mail and, DANG!, what an amazing fragrance! I don't have all that much experience with Ambers (SL's Ambre Sultan & Pd'E's Ambre Russe), but this one absolutely blows those two out of the water! I'm not knowledgable enough to give you a sophisticated review of the notes and the progression, etc... but I can easily say this is one of the most gorgeous fragrances I've ever smelled. It's intoxicating!!! Anyway, so I'm just sitting at my desk at work, taking deep breaths in of this glorious juice, and savoring the aura it's created around me. Highly recommend this stuff - a shame it's been discontinued and costs damn near an arm for a fragrance that, in it's day, was very affordable.

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    Thierry Mugler B*Men

    Since it's totally unavailable here in Switzerland and I really wanted to try this one, I blind bought it online. Good surprise, on the website it was indicated as a 50ml bottle and I received a 100ml one (the one on the pic).
    As soon as I opened the box, I smelled a similar note which I liked in Ice*Men, good thing. I just tested it on my wrist and my first impression is very good !
    Just like A*Men (which I'm neutral about it), I guess it's not the kind of perfume I really enjoy when I put my nose on. It's all in the sillage and the aura it creates around.
    And what I smell when I get my wrist away is a clean and exotic patchouli(?), something woody and earthy, fruited up a bit.
    For ~35$ the 100ml bottle, I think I made a good deal and it will be easily in my regular rotation.

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    L'occitane - L'occitan

    Very gentle and safe. It smells like it's been made with quality ingredients, and while it's safe, it still has some intrigue about it.
    My wife keeps burying her face on me (it really wears very close)
    Longevity is great on me.
    Recommended.

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    Witness by Bogart (love it!)

    City Tower by Bogart (don't know yet)

    Salvador Pour Homme (I expect I'll love it)

    Vermeil Pour Homme (Really like this once you get past the top notes which are generic, the drydown is sublime though and lasts for hours)
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    I got 8 items from the Demeter Fragrance Library in a lot buy on eBay, including:

    Apple Blossom
    Meyer Lemon
    Gin & Tonic
    Gingerale
    Gardenia
    Cinnamon Toast
    Wet Garden
    Grapefruit Tea

    Small bottles (1/3 oz to 1 oz), but at $2.00/each shipped, not a bad deal!

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    I ordered a couple of frags from a Danish webshop today.
    Male frags, for once!

    125ml L'Instant pour Homme, EdT
    100ml Kouros, EdT
    100ml Body Kouros, EdT
    25ml Xeryus, EdT

  31. #151

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    Finally arrived from luckyscent!



    A friend of mine just got back from her holiday and I asked her to get me:

    Black Orchid by Tom Ford


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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    I ordered a couple of frags from a Danish webshop today.
    Male frags, for once!

    125ml L'Instant pour Homme, EdT
    100ml Kouros, EdT
    100ml Body Kouros, EdT
    25ml Xeryus, EdT
    *Scratches head* Those.... they are....... not Dior?


    ; - ) Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    *Scratches head* Those.... they are....... not Dior?


    ; - ) Enjoy!
    LOL, and pour Homme for Gods sake!!!
    I have so many Diors, that there are further and further between I find any I need!
    Besides, those four I bought, are all long time 'got to have' frags of mine, so ...

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    Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia + matching body cream

    Notes include neroli, lilac, rosewood, tuberose, gardenia, orange flower, jasmine, white lily, carnation and vanilla bourbon.

    Great choice Joe! I've been obsessed with this since I bought it a couple of weeks ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    These finally arrived after almost a month of waiting:



    Vraie Blonde
    Vierges & Toreros
    Rien
    How come the bottles are different Matthew?
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  36. #156

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    Habit Rouge EdT and Chêne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candy Perfume Boy View Post
    How come the bottles are different Matthew?
    CPB,

    I believe this is the older packaging. = )

  38. #158

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    Looking for: Creed caps

  39. #159

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    Marc Jacobs - Bang 1.7 oz

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    So I have been finding some decent deals recently in a certain spot both new with wholesale prices and a few lightly used/unopened things, too. Like just recently a Le Male gift set and just yesterday a used 2.4 Cool Water that was still 90% there for $10. Which I must say is a revolting stench to me and can't figure out why anyone likes it let alone be so popular but so be it, something for everyone I guess. I wonder what will I do with this since it's not something I'll wear....evar! Maybe just gift it to a friend...... one who I never see...evar!!!!! LOL

    Last night as I'm putting my head down to rest I think to myself, how I'd love to score a bottle of Creed or something like that cheap. Of course my second thought is who's gonna have a bottle of Creed and not want it? Heh.....I know one of the few I really liked when testing was the Original Santal. I remember I did like a few more but that was the only one the name stuck with me.

    So I wake up this morning and look at my various places I try to score some good frags cheap and well what do you know there is a 1oz bottle of Creed Original Santal with just a couple spritz out of it for $40....and I scoop it up. Lucky dog I am! Whoduthunkit? I'm not gonna wear this very often. It'll be a special occasion one. I really, really like it now that I had the chance to smell the dry down on my skin. It's a perfect match for my body chemistry.

    I also came across a new 3.4 bottle of Versace Dreamer for $40 as well. Which I tested a couple days ago and really liked it, the opening can be a bit of a jolt to the nose but the dry down is unlike anything I think I've smelled before from a frag. It's truly a tale of two scents with this one. I was surprised to come across this about $20 less than full retail just days after I sampled it and decided I like it.

    I've got a few more on my immediate buy list but I might have to wait a couple weeks to get them as the funds make itself available. Unless scorching deals come my way again which I won't rule out.... I will keep them in my 'dreams' again maybe I'll get lucky. Or I could dream of a cheap 2.4 bottle of Creed...hhhmmmmmmmmm

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    Today, I hit the department stores for the first time in a while. I decided, I guess, to take a trip down Memory Lane with two mainstream men's scents from a while back:

    Aramis New West for Him (1988) Aromatic
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    Top Notes: Aldehydes, Marine Note, Lavender, Mint, Artemisia, Bergamot, Thyme •Middle Notes: Juniper Berries, Coriander, Watermelon, Pine, Bay Laurel, Geranium, Jasmine •Base Notes: Patchouli, Cedar. Oakmoss, Musk, Amber, Leather, Sandalwood
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    and

    Gendarme Grabazzi (1995) Musk Fougère
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    Top Notes: Pepper, Carnation, Citrus •Middle Notes: Lavender, Jasmine, Lilac, Lime •Base Notes: Musk, Bergamot, Leather
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    From the duty free shop: Amouage Man miniatures box set.

  44. #164

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    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Scents of Time Ankh
    Guerlain Homme L`Eau

    Pre-ordered Bleu de Chanel by Chanel as well. Daddy likes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    CPB,

    I believe this is the older packaging. = )
    The older bottles look much better, IMHO. Great find, Matt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    The older bottles look much better, IMHO. Great find, Matt!
    I agree Trebor, I like the look of the old ones.

    I could not resist buying a 10ml bottle of:


    and a 30ml bottle of:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candy Perfume Boy View Post
    I could not resist buying a 10ml bottle of:


    and a 30ml bottle of:
    Did the babe come with the 30ml bottle? I hope you haven't discarded her in the trash - I'd gladly take her off your hands...

  48. #168

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    Guerlain - Coriolan

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    Yesterday, actually. I was at Barneys, where the day before I had sniffed it, and went back to buy:

    Parfums DelRae Coup de Foudre (2010) Yann Vasnier Fresh Floral
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    Top Notes: Pink Peppercorns, Lemon, Pink Grapefruit •Middle Notes: Rose de Mai, Peony, Jasmine, Magnolia •Base Notes: Tonka Bean, Vetiver, Moss, Musk
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    Starts of with a very pronounced centifolia rose note, sharpened by citrus and musk. It gives an immediate "lady's handbag" impression, and the first time I tried it on my skin, that put me off so much that I wrote it off as "not for me." After just five or ten minutes, however, that impression completely disappears, leaving a balanced, fresh and beautiful rose de mai floral perfume with fresh accents. That stage lasts a while, and then it slowly fades, keeping the citrus notes in play along with the rose and base notes, while the other florals take a back seat. Sillage is killer at first, becoming more moderate during the middle stage, and then this becomes a skin scent. Vasnier has done a great job of blending this. I only wish the middle stage lasted longer and it didn't drop off so steeply in sillage toward the end, but given the quality of this juice, that's not so bad. By that point, you'd want to be pretty close to your honey anyway, I guess...
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    In the mail yesterday



    ARABIE

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    Santos de Cartier CONCENTREE

    Amazing stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    The older bottles look much better, IMHO. Great find, Matt!
    Many thanks, Treb.

    Quote Originally Posted by Candy Perfume Boy View Post
    I agree Trebor, I like the look of the old ones.
    The only issue I have with the older bottles is that the spray releases quite a punch, I'd liken it to a Creed spray. The newer bottles spray out just the right amount. Just something to take note of, in case.

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    Paco Rabane Tenere

    Blind buy, USD 20. I didn't realise till I got home that this is discontinued, I'd just seen it mentioned in the same breath as Insense and other interesting 80s scents and was keen to try it. It has a pretty rough and tumble opening but that seems to be par for the course with some of the 80s ones, but already I'm enjoying it and just happy for the lucky find.The spray mechanism is a disaster - it might just as well be a splash - it's like taking a shower in the stuff.

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    After hemming and hawing for days, I went ahead and bought two bottles from the limited-edition Six Scents series: No. 3: The Spirit of Wood by Philippe Paparella-Paris for designer Cosmic Wonder, from Series 1; and No. 5: Nicoll No. 17 by Rodrigo Flores-Roux for designer Richard Nicoll, from Series 2.

    The latter is one of the most beautiful dry-herbal scents I've ever encountered, and I would have snapped it up immediately except that its longevity is quite poor. However, I can't get the memory of it out of my head, and ultimately I decided that that's the kind of longevity that matters most. (Plus I got both bottles half price at the Apothia sale!)

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    Bang. Sorry, I am a sucker for funky bottles.

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    Guerlain Homme Intense

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    Replacement bottles of YSL Jazz and M7 at a small fragrance counter in a mall. These are getting harder to find, and my original bottles are getting closer to empty... plus the M7 looks old enough to be pre-reformulation.
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    Aveda Men Pure-Formance Aroma Spray and Aveda Men Pure-Formance Grooming Clay

    I love the spearmint/vetiver combo here.

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    The gift box version of Xerjoff's Uden. Should get here Monday, can't wait!

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