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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Believe it or not, I actually think that Armani Code Ultimate is a very good scent! I dismissed it early on, but after trying a free sample last week, my wife and I both thought it was really nice. I swapped my Acqua di Gio Essenza for it this weekend (exchanged at Macy's). My wife likes the powdery sweet stuff like Code on me, but the aquatics leave her cold.
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    Invasion Barbare

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    L'artisan Timbuktu and Dior Bois D'argent, both amazing scents that had wowed me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by octavarium View Post
    there have been a lot (often from the same house):

    chypre palatin by mdci- when i first wore it i was a little confused and feeling feminine, but as it dries down, this scent is pure heaven. I love it and i am glad i have 24ml to spray my way through.

    invasion barbare by mdci- this was love at first sniff. Ever since i first wore it, it has grown on me ever since. Absolute beauty.

    sova by slumberhouse- my love for sova is boundless. The super dry tobacco in here is unlike anything i've smelled before. Pair that with maple smells and woods upon woods and you have a real winner. Lasts forever too.

    norne by slumberhouse- the second fragrance from the house i fell for. This one is seriously dark, resinous woods with some interesting smokiness in the background. It is slightly fresh, slightly dense, and very realistic.

    pear and olive by slumberhouse- to be fair, this one is more the way it smells on others. I liked it on me, but it did not wow me. However, i gave a sample to my mother and she smells amazing when she wears it.

    memoir man by amouage- not as recent, but definitely "wow's" me. Incense, wormwood, and pepper all blended into an awesome fragrance.
    great selections

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    Escada Cherry in the air (I know, Escada).

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    The original 2008 Dior Homme Sport. The ginger and lemon are perfect.

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    Guerlain Derby
    Fahrenheit
    Dior Homme
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky View Post
    I just love Puredistance M - sweet leathery spiciness
    indeed, Puredistance M has the WOW factor for me as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    Define 'recent'

    Nothing much, TBH.

    Seville l'Aube was a pleasant surprise wow considering it's another Duchaufor.
    Les Deserts Trio, of course - esp. Encens Mythique & Songe d'un Bois d'Ete.
    Myrrh et Delires (that was a year ago).
    Opus VI was a wow.

    Beloved Man is cool but intentionally not a 'wow' piece, and the new Forever Now Gucci Villoresi did is well worth trying but also a more understood piece of work.

    L'Heure de Nuit is okay . . . La Petite Robe Noire Extrait is pretty good, worth owning if you're a Guerlainista.

    Waiting to see if the new Dries van Noten par Frederic Malle wows me.

    Aaaaah - Mito - that was 'wow' - gotta try the Extrait now.

    Having said all that I'm not exactly chasing down the new releases these days
    interesting list mr.reasonalbe,

    some of the one you mention are on my ready to buy list, looking forward to it more than before now

    Beloved Man doesn't have the WOW factor for you? i'm planning to get one soon, hopefully is good

    i haven't try Mito yet (getting Vero soon), so would Mito safe for a guy to wear?

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    Guerlain Derby
    +1, love it!
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    vintage Lauder for Men
    Guerlain's Shalimar EDC, Jicky EDT, Habit Rouge EDT
    Portrait of a Lady and Geranium pour Monsieur

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    Penhaligon's Sartorial
    L'Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu

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    Puredistance M and Neela Vermeire Trayee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick_Trick View Post
    Forgot to mention Heeley Sel Marin that I'm now addicted to, and this from an aquatic hater...
    I was really impressed with this one too when I sampled it. I also don't like aquatics.

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    Recently tried based on basenoter recommendations (all 2012 releases I think):

    MDCI Chypre Palatin
    Slumberhouse Norne
    Guerlain Songe D'un Bois D'Ete
    Vero Profumo Mito
    L'Artisan Seville A L'Aube
    Victor & Rolf Spicebomb
    Heeley Agarwoud
    Creed Original Cologne
    MfK Amyris Homme
    Dior Homme Sport
    Decenniel Bois Bourbon
    Mugler A*Men Pure Leather
    Cartier Declaration D'Un Soir
    Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velour
    Dior Eau Savage Parfum



    Of these there were none that approached "wow" for me.
    All in all pretty good stuff. Norne sticks out for it's unique naturalness. Songe D'Un Bois D'Ete
    a cut above the rest. Only Cartier Declaration d'un Soir became a scrubber in a short time. And
    I was surprized at how much I liked Creed Original Cologne now renamed Pure White Cologne. I'm
    not in the cult but I can see making use of this.


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    Neroli by Czech & Speake - it looks like my new favourite scent for spring and summer.

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    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
    (Guerlain)
    Chypre Palatin (MDCI)
    Vie de Chateau
    (Parfums de Nicolai)
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    Dark aoud

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDDP View Post
    Beloved Man doesn't have the WOW factor for you? i'm planning to get one soon, hopefully is good

    i haven't try Mito yet (getting Vero soon), so would Mito safe for a guy to wear?
    Beloved is fine but not a 'wow' in that it's quite an understated piece of work. More a quiet nod

    Mito is great either way IMO, but then I haven't really got a clue what's 'safe' for anyone else . . . it's quite a classical 'green' with verbena and a mix of herbal and floral notes underscored by a benzoin, slightly oriental accord. And that's just the EDP - I can't wait to get my hands on the Extrait.

    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    Chypre Palatin (MDCI)
    A must try - sounds great from all I have read!

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    Have to say I'm, really getting into my Invasion Barbare sample recently, wonderful stuff...

    Don't think I'll be able to resist a FB when it runs out...
    Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    Beloved is fine but not a 'wow' in that it's quite an understated piece of work. More a quiet nod

    Mito is great either way IMO, but then I haven't really got a clue what's 'safe' for anyone else . . . it's quite a classical 'green' with verbena and a mix of herbal and floral notes underscored by a benzoin, slightly oriental accord. And that's just the EDP - I can't wait to get my hands on the Extrait.



    A must try - sounds great from all I have read!
    You should definitely get your nose on Chypre Palatin mr.reasonable. I have a distinct feeling you will love it.

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    ..............
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    Thanks for the rundown, pluran! Will be interested to hear what you think of the new Gucci that Villoresi did. It doesn't yell but seems quite detailed, well thought out, as much as a quick spritz on wrist and paper at the boutique can offer, anyway. It has a classic sorta vibe, slightly rustic herbal thing going on - definitely not trying too hard (like so many new 'masculines') - worth a look.

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    PR Arso.

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    Default Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Most recently, I've been wowed by these:

    Xerjoff 1861
    Iunx L'Ether
    J del Pozo Arabian Nights
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    Ted Lapidus Black Soul. Wow, I love this stuff. I'm a big fan of 1 Million, and this is definitely in the same category. But, it's spicier, mintier, and fresher. The spearmint in this one mixed with that camphorous Lapidus trademark note is incredible. When it mixes with the cinnamon, saffron and tolu, it almost creates a wintergreen type vibe. I may even like this one as much or more than 1 Million. My only complaint is I wish it were a bit stronger. But for the price, this is a no brainer. I'm going to blind buy Black Soul Imperial soon too and give it a shot based on my love of this one. I'd definitely say Black Soul and Spicebomb are my two latest "Wow" fragrances that I've bought this year.

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    Guerlain Songe d'un Bois d'Ete Guerlain
    Amouage Tribute
    Puredistance M

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    sampled S-Perfume - S-eX last nite, and wow @the quality and the complexity, very well made. i like it
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    ... let me add Puredistance M.

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    Just had vintage Bel Ami Aftershave spash delivered in the post and I cannot believe how good this smells. It's like a less complex toned down version of Puredistance M. Did not expect it to smell this good.

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    wore Turtle Vetiver Back last nite and really like the complexity and unique take on earthy vetiver

    tried Mother by Opus Oil (thank you thebeck) today and WOW!!!
    fig + chocolate + Mysore sandalwood, smell so damn yummy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Just had vintage Bel Ami Aftershave spash delivered in the post and I cannot believe how good this smells. It's like a less complex toned down version of Puredistance M. Did not expect it to smell this good.

    lucky you, i've been in the hunt for a vintage bel ami as well, heard it has a similar dna as PD M.
    AUSSIES, join our exclusive niche split club.

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    HdP - Veni, Vidi, Vici and Rosam, Ambrarem, Petroleum
    The Different Company - Oud Shamash, Oud for Love and Aurore Nomade
    Guerlain - Sous Le Vent, Angélique Noire, Bois d'Armenie, Cruel Gardenia, Rose Barbare

    and many more niches up for split...

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    L'Eau D'Issey Sport

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    A*Men Pure Malt

    However, unfortunately I get bad longevity and sillage on my skin...

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    Creed Jardin d'Amalfi
    Le Labo Rose 31
    By kilian: Incense oud & Amber oud
    Grossmith Shem-el-Nassim
    Laura Mercier Amber passion
    Xerjoff Ibitira
    Ceed GIT
    Tom Ford Tuscan leather
    Montale Black Oud
    Amouage Homage

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    Comme Des Garcons Series 4 Cologne : Vettiveru

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    olfactive studio chambre noire
    le labo labdanum
    Philosophy: smell good, feel good

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    Heeley Menthe Fraiche
    Invasion Barbare
    Current Faves:
    Clive Christian X
    Xerjoff Richwood
    Creed Aventus
    Creed Royal Oud
    Mona di Orio Oud
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    Tom Ford Oud Wood
    Tom Ford Patchouli Absolu
    Tom Ford Plum Japonais
    Aqua di Parma Colonia Leather

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    Amouage Opus VI

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    Bel Ami Vintage and Arrogance PH EDP

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    Clive Christian X for Men

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    L'Air du Desert Marocain (Tauer)
    Imperial (Boadicea)
    L'Imprevu (vintage)
    Five o Clock au Gingembre (Lutens)
    Timbuktu (L'Artisan)
    Norrell (vintage)
    Encre Noir (Lalique)
    Chypre (Coty, vintage)

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    Hanae Mori HM. My lovely wife has just bought me this (and Black Soul Imperial, and Blu Mediterraneo Bergamotto!) for my Birthday.

    HM is the standout.

    Starts with the Sweet Lemon top of Habit Rouge, then becomes a perfected Baby Blue Jeans, and ends up as the Tonka/Cedar combo for La Nuit L'Homme. Hog heaven!

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    Add another one on the list of fans of this lovely frag. Got a sample from Surrendertochance.com Now I will be getting in on a split of this one.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Me too that I had to get in on a 50ml split of this wonderful juice. Have been saving it for the Spring.

  42. #102

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    Dior Homme Cologne, vintage. A brilliant marriage of vintage DH with a seamless and beautiful cologne treatment. Perfect for spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by montmorency View Post
    L'Air du Desert Marocain (Tauer)
    Imperial (Boadicea)
    L'Imprevu (vintage)
    Five o Clock au Gingembre (Lutens)
    Timbuktu (L'Artisan)
    Norrell (vintage)
    Encre Noir (Lalique)
    Chypre (Coty, vintage)
    Hi there,

    How is the performance on Imperial by Boadicea?

    Regards,

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    1725 Casanova by Histoire de Parfums ... everytime I wear it. Too bad I just finished my sample.





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    I just got around to smelling Spicebomb...this is an explosive olfactory overload of sweetness, but I still kind of like it.

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    I've been sampling a lot lately. The only two that really WOWed me were Creed's Spice & Wood (strong cedar with fruity undertones) and Armani's Figuier Eden (never thought I'd fall for a designer's EDT, but this has great lasting power and is a nice, refined fig).

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    Black CDG

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    Amouage Beloved Man

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    After sampling Opus VI and 1861 had to get a
    split of both...

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    Enjoying Lolita Lempicka immensely.

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    Jubilation XXV and Oud Ispahan. Just ordered XXV and plan on getting OI soon.
    Tom Ford Private Blend Splits Costa Azzurra / Mandarino Di Amalfi / Oud Wood / Tobacco Vanille / Tobacco Oud / Neroli Portofino / Noir de Noir / Tuscan Leather / Plum Japonais/ Oud Fleur / Italian Cypress HERE

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    Halloween Man by Jesus del Pozo

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    Les Litergie des Heures: a wonderful incense frag I tried at Bloom, London.

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    pure malt
    ANDERSON = GOAT

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    A*Men
    Aventus

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    For me it was a blind buy (truth alert - I smelled this once on paper last summer) of Amouage Epic Man. I simply can't figure this one out. So well blended. Supposedly an incense fragrance and it seems a lot of people think it is too heavy for summer. I on the other hand think it would be good in warmer weather. Top notes seem citrusy to my nose even though I don't believe there is any in there. Simply delicious. A new favorite.
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    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    Opus VI, Pear+Olive, Ormonde Men (close to perfection, i feel it in my bones)
    Last edited by outline; 5th May 2013 at 02:58 AM.

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    Ungaro II. Found it in an out-of-the-way shop. Oh my, it is so fine. If you stumble upon a bottle in some obscure shop, be sure to pounce on it. You will be very, very pleased.

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    Pleasantly surprised with MDCI Invasion Barbare sample I received recently. I love the vibrant spiciness and the longevity is acceptable. I'm on go for a bottle of this one. Martin

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