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    Quote Originally Posted by Sambuccashake View Post
    Which ones did you go for?
    Too many to type out this late at night, about 50 of them. I feel like I need 50 more, it'll keep me busy for months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentologist View Post
    Indication of returning to the hobby! lol. No shame in having fun and enjoying fragrance!
    I hope it doesn't lead to a return, I have too many hobbies as it is.

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    Brief descriptions of what few I have tried thus far:

    Parle Moi De Parfum 'Woody Perfecto' - Nice woodsy scent, fairly basic and safe.

    Parle Moi De Parfum 'Tomboy Neroli' - I'm drawn to something in this, fantastic top notes whatever they are. I worry the overall wont last long enough though.

    La Via Del Profuno 'Cuoio Dei Dolci' - What in the actual f***? This smells like the laughing gas the dentist gave you as a kid. That's all I get from it, laughing gas and plastic.

    Gallivant 'Los Angeles' - I hate the city but this is fruity and pleasant. Fades too fast.

    Zoologist 'Squid' - Feels like someone dumped a 5 gallon bucket of wet sugar on me. I just reek of candy. Too bad because I was really liking the animal theme of these Zoologist bottles.

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    Default Re: You have 20 shots at this, don't **** it up!

    You should just be able to paste in your order confirmation email, ie:
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    Looking forward to following this thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ribosradagast View Post
    You should just be able to paste in your order confirmation email, ie:
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    Keep those thoughts comin'!
    Good thinking! I'm old and not that bright.

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    Wore Parfums De Nicolai Baikal Leather Intense this morning. Will be ordering full bottle tonight. It's everything I love in Guerlain Homme Intense minus the harsh sharp notes I don't.

    Put this on an hour ago, Bortnikoff Musk Cologne, starts out smelling like a gourmet lemon drop and now I'm not too sure what I'm smelling... maybe something along the lines of Lever 2000 bar soap. Too complex for my tiny brain like Puredistance M?

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    Default Re: You have 20 shots at this, don't **** it up!

    I don't understand this: Les Indemodables - Fougere Emeraude, but there's something I like about it so I ordered a bottle of it and the PdN.

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    Default Re: You have 20 shots at this, don't **** it up!

    Wow, that's a lot of samples. How many do you usually sample per day?

    I once ordered 23 samples and wound up sampling too many per day.

    Not only did the smells interfere with each other, I forgot what samples I put where! So go slow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    Wow, that's a lot of samples. How many do you usually sample per day?

    I once ordered 23 samples and wound up sampling too many per day.

    Not only did the smells interfere with each other, I forgot what samples I put where! So go slow!
    I do one in the morning and one after work. If I get one that clearly doesn't last long I may try an extra one that day, or if one just kinda stinks I'll wash it off and try something else an hour later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    I do one in the morning and one after work. If I get one that clearly doesn't last long I may try an extra one that day, or if one just kinda stinks I'll wash it off and try something else an hour later.
    That should be perfect, as it would allow adequate time to evaluate each stage, from opening through the dry down.
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    1 TOM FORD Private Blend - Beau de Jour Eau de Parfum - Sample

    Aha, I knew it!

    Lots of good stuff here

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    How do you pronounce Diptyque? "Tempo" reminds me of Cartier Roadster but I don't see mint in the notes. Nonetheless, I like it. Don't know if I'd wear it much but I kinda want a bottle. Dipty is more expensive than I remember.

    Also, why does Initio "Blessed Baraka" smell like Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille. It's almost too similar, but Baraka doesn't have a couple of those notes I didn't like in TV (the fruits). I never wore TV much and I'm afraid I'll get suckered into buying Baraka and sitting on a bottle that doesn't get used.

    I guess I'll try to forget it exists and focus on what makes Micallef Emir so damn pleasant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrison74 View Post
    Black Gold
    This is awful. Luckyscent claims this is a masculine scent, I call BS. I've worn Le Labo Rose 31 multiple times, I like it, but the rose in this is not pleasant nor suitable for a man.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    This is awful. Luckyscent claims this is a masculine scent, I call BS. I've worn Le Labo Rose 31 multiple times, I like it, but the rose in this is not pleasant nor suitable for a man.


    LOL...whoops.

    I love this stuff. But I don't get much rose at all...some, but buried among a lot of other more dominant accords.

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    Default Re: You have 20 shots at this, don't **** it up!

    I get nothing but rose to the tenth power.

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    Amen, tell it like it is. Some of us Manly Men can't wear anything floral

    Also, it's "dip-TEEK"

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    I get nothing but rose to the tenth power.
    Ehhhhh...could they have given you the wrong stuff? Mancera has a lot of frags with "black" and "gold" in the title. I wonder...

    Because I hate rose fragrances, generally speaking.

    Do you get anything resembling Azzaro Pour Homme?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Ehhhhh...could they have given you the wrong stuff? Mancera has a lot of frags with "black" and "gold" in the title. I wonder...

    Because I hate rose fragrances, generally speaking.

    Do you get anything resembling Azzaro Pour Homme?
    Doesn't resemble Azzaro whatsoever. It's certainly possible they gave me the wrong sample, it's all rose and very feminine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    Doesn't resemble Azzaro whatsoever. It's certainly possible they gave me the wrong sample, it's all rose and very feminine.
    Yeah, they must have given you the wrong one...probably Black to Black, which is an extremely strong rose over oud fragrance.

    Black Gold opens very spicy, with lots of nutmeg and cinnamon over lavender. As it dries down a big violet note appears and it eventually settles into a smooth, black leather. It's definitely on the masculine end of the spectrum and rose has a very minor role in the composition. I just put some on to check.

    Okay, I don't wanna bog your thread down with any more Black Gold talk but it's a shame you got the wrong one. Nice thread though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    This is awful. Luckyscent claims this is a masculine scent, I call BS. I've worn Le Labo Rose 31 multiple times, I like it, but the rose in this is not pleasant nor suitable for a man.
    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    I get nothing but rose to the tenth power.
    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    Doesn't resemble Azzaro whatsoever. It's certainly possible they gave me the wrong sample, it's all rose and very feminine.
    Hmmm. Strange. I don't get much rose at all in Black Gold. Like Buysblind, I find it quite masculine. Lavender, cinnamon, violet and leather are the dominant notes for me. I think Luckyscent must have sent you the wrong sample. Shame.
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    Default Re: You have 20 shots at this, don't **** it up!

    If I get more samples I'll try ordering it again.


    In other news, Micallef Royal Vintage is like 95% Aventus.

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Gentle Fluidity Silver is 70% Aventus

    Is that the thing to do now, copy Aventus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    11. Floris London 1962
    Starting today out with this. Fantastic scent, haven't hit the basenotes yet but I can already tell this will be an immediate purchase.

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    Default Re: You have 20 shots at this, don't **** it up!

    Picked up 4 of your 5 sample recommendations. You're 2 for 2 so far, well done. Naxos will be up next and I'm a bit of a Xerjoff fanboy.

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    Naxos was a buy, wore it for about 20 minutes and washed it off as I knew it's a winner. Smells liked a dumbed down Xerjoff Uden which is one of my favorite scents.

    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    5. Areej le Dore Baikal Gris
    Went with this next. Juice looks like it was pulled from a swamp and it has the smell to match. At least starting out. What a train wreck. I don't know what this is but it's certainly unique. As it dries I become more and more fascinated with it. It might even turn into something quite pleasant, I put it on about 15 minutes ago. I like when perfumers take chances and I feel like they certainly did here. Not familiar with the house, I believe this to be my first from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    I like when perfumers take chances and I feel like they certainly did here. Not familiar with the house, I believe this to be my first from them.
    Under General Fragrance Discussion, there are highly active threads on Areej le Doré, Bortnikoff, and Slumberhouse. One might almost think nobody else is doing anything interesting. I confess, I have yet to try anything from those three houses, so I have no opinion on them either way; but given your interest in risk-takers whose gambles seem to pay off, you might want to dig into those threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    In other news, Micallef Royal Vintage is like 95% Aventus.

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Gentle Fluidity Silver is 70% Aventus

    Is that the thing to do now, copy Aventus?
    And it continues, Nishane Hacivat, 80% Aventus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    And it continues, Nishane Hacivat, 80% Aventus.

    I owned Hacivat for a little while, but it didn't have what it takes to stick around. I think the pineapple note in it is fantastic, really bright and juicy and realistic. But it basically ends there. I remember some kind of dry, woodiness beneath it that wasn't very interesting. I guess if you love pineapple it's kind of the perfect scent, but otherwise it's sort of a one-trick pony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    And it continues, Nishane Hacivat, 80% Aventus.
    It has the pineapple note for sure, but otherwise, I much prefer it to the unsubtleness of Aventus. It's more tame and pleasant, and its longevity is insane for me. I will roll over and smell this on the sheets of my bed 3 or 4 days after I wear it. I just much prefer it to Aventus. But then, I prefer Bond's www.bondno9.com and Mazzolari's Nero over Aventus, too!
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    Default Re: You have 20 shots at this, don't **** it up!

    I'm not saying anything negative about it, I'm just amazed how I never smelled anything like Aventus before 2010 and now I can't seem to get away from it.




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