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    Re: M Tailor: anyone tried?

    Thanks for the response. I'd like to try the shirts and see how they compare to a traditional tailor. Was the issue with the suits the fit or fabric or both?
  2. Poll: Re: TF Scents Locally Available: Is there a Standout?

    That definitely helps; I've read a bit about Lost Cherry — something my wife and I could share — but sounds like a cold weather scent. Still, I'll give it a try and also Lavender Extreme. Alas, Beau...
  3. Poll: Re: TF Scents Locally Available: Is there a Standout?

    I will look into this one; thank you :-)
  4. Poll: Re: TF Scents Locally Available: Is there a Standout?

    Thanks, guys. In all honesty, it's just probably not worth the time and hassle to get to my Shenzhen TF boutique. I normally schlepp my kids along to spend time with them, but naturally that impacts...
  5. Poll: TF Scents Locally Available: Is there a Standout?

    A local seller I've previously purchased from is offering the following scents at a good price. I will try and sample at my local TF boutique, but also curious if there's a clear consensus. Thank...
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    Re: Your dumb reach for spring/summer?

    Vetivers are made for the heat: have you tried the frosted ribbed Guerlain Vetiver formulation? More tobacco and depth, IMO...also, Encre Noir Sport is a safe, dumb reach.
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    Re: Multipurpose perfume for travelling

    Both solid choices :thumbup:
  8. Re: Chanel Bleu EDT vs Creed Mi - What would you wear in the Summer heat ??

    MI is a safe, but uninspired choice; the Chanel never really clicked with me.
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    Re: Fahrenheit February!

    Five sprays? I am in awe! :laugh:
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    Re: Fahrenheit February!

    As far as I can tell, 'limited edition' refers only to the metal flask bottle. The Raiders of the Lost Scent "Visual Guide" shows another.
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    Re: Fahrenheit February!

    1st ever wearing of Fahrenheit--blind buy--from a new (old) bottle that arrived today.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Sweet! Enjoy. Had a decant of a vintage long ago. Only remember it was marvelous.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

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    Total blind buy. Never smelt any formulation. Raidersofthelostscent has a bottle like this and it dates to the late 90s or early 2000s. I've also no idea how Fahrenheit typically...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

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    This was the first vetiver I fell for, and I still love it.
  15. Re: Cigarette #1 - the Amazing little cologne from China

    Sweet! Glad it worked out for you. I've never used Shadmart, as I live in China, but I will say that Taobao is much like Ebay in that you have to use common sense but most sellers are legitimate....
  16. Re: Cigarette #1 - the Amazing little cologne from China

    Anxious to hear what you think of Rosin 527. Cigarette No 1 took a few wearings to hook me. The cigarette note that follows the addictive herbal opening was off-putting; I nearly didn't wear it a...
  17. Re: Cigarette #1 - the Amazing little cologne from China

    It seems I did leave out the most important part! I get a sweet ‘Juicy Fruit’ vibe combined with the musk. I can’t say I’m as enamored with it as my wife—but I like it and I’m hoping with increased...
  18. Re: Cigarette #1 - the Amazing little cologne from China

    The next is Neutral No. 2. I've only had this for a month, and worn it about four times, so I won't advance any grand judgements. I will say, for what it's worth, that on my second wearing, I went to...
  19. Re: Cigarette #1 - the Amazing little cologne from China

    If you've followed this thread, you know there are four scents in this series. I'm catching up during a slowish time in life and posting my thoughts on two additional GF scents. The first is Rosin...
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    Re: Your Worst Batch of Samples?

    Luten's Chene (too sweet); Habit Rouge L'eau (too light); Malle's French Lover ( love the description, and tried to love but failed); were early sample disappointments from houses I otherwise love.
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    Re: It´s all good, man.

    +1 Gentleman Givenchy.
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    Re: Is Byredo Bal D’Afrique a masterpiece?

    Feel the same. Had a largish decant when the hype was big a few years ago. Thought it was nice, but nothing extraordinary.
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    Re: Buying a Professional Attire Leather Belt

    I did not know that; thank you, Hednic.

    @Nastka, I will look into Miguel Bellido. Thank you.

    Cheers, Everyone. Much appreciated.
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    Buying a Professional Attire Leather Belt

    I've mostly been a discount department store clearance belt purchaser. They tend to last a year or two then get worn and creased around the buckle. The best I ever had was a Calvin Klein I paid about...
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    M Tailor: anyone tried?

    I saw an advertisement a few months back for 'M Tailor' custom clothing. Basically, the app measures you in your skivvies, then ships the clothing. I live in Asia, where tailored clothes are...
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    Re: Which Dior Homme is best?

    The parfum and edt. Intense is too dandy sweet and the eau was blah for me. I keep hoping the hyped cologne will click but it hasn't yet.
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    Re: Legitimate decants

    Basenotes splits is best in terms of value. Strifeknot is reliable and adds frequently.
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    Glad my first experience was with a vintage decant. Love at first sniff. Comforting and warm. An all-time favorite.
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    Re: Fragrances and the Workplace

    This strikes me as good advice.
  30. Re: Antaeus: Vintage, middle-aged, or current batches?

    I’ve had decants of vintage and current: the vintage I craved when finished; the current I rarely wear, as I find it merely ‘meh’.
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    Re: Favorite ‘warm-spicy’ fragrance

    Anyone with thoughts on SL's Arabia? How do it and Fille en Aiguilles differ?
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    Re: Sycomore EdT or EdP ?? group preference

    I've only a decant of the edp and have never fallen in love. It's not something I would replace, or even consider a bottle of. I find it merely 'nice', which is sad considering how much praise the...
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    Re: Favorite citrus-free vetiver?

    Came to the Sycamore party too late for the original Edt. The EdP I’ve found underwhelming.
  34. Re: Cigarette #1 - the Amazing little cologne from China

    I’ve only found through Taobao—incidentally, the green bottled ‘“Rosin” is a marvelous deep and rich oak moss that I’ve been meaning to post about for a while. Still yet to try the other two in the...
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    Re: Opinions about l'occitane eau des baux?

    Really enjoyed the opening pepper note when I sampled a few months back.
  36. Re: Your "chore" scents or dumb grabs at the moment

    Guerlain Vetiver (EdC/EdT)
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Egoiste
    DIor Homme Parfum
  37. Re: Original Santal or 1899 Hemingway for daily use in fall/winter

    Never tried OS, but like 1899 a lot and much more than Spicebomb.
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    Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

    Guerlain Vetiver (Vtg EdC)
    Jub XXV (vtg)
    GIT
    Egoiste
    HdP 1899 Hemingway
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    Re: For those who wear Azzaro PH EDT

    +1 Would like to try the vintage, but the TJ Max bottle I purchased 3-4 years ago was forgettable, at best.
  40. Re: One Fragrance Versatile (Covers every occasion, setting, season) Your Pick?

    Jub XXV works most days and situations for me. Guerlain vetiver (recently fallen hard for the EDC). Of course, GIT.
  41. Re: Amouage: what do you think is the sleeper or under-rated of the line?

    Remember liking Opus IV-VI a lot. Haven’t tried much of the newer offerings. Have never been able to click with Gold Man—my 4 year old daughter wears the decant.
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    Re: Serge Lutens testing

    +1 Arabie. Perhaps the first Lutens I tried and I have fond memories wearing it.
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    Re: Best male Oriental

    Would like to add HdP “Hemingway”, and concur with Egoiste, LADDM, and Jub XXV.
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    Re: Your favorite cinnamon fragrances?

    +1 Egoiste. Also, HdP 1899: Hemingway.
  45. Re: Cigarette #1 - the Amazing little cologne from China

    Yeah, I really, really like this now. I can envision this being my first backup bottle ever when I get ready to leave China.

    I've also tried the green bottled 'Rosin #527', a pine scent I like,...
  46. Re: Anyone know what happened to the poster Remik?

    People get burned out, priorities change, and he hosted splits for a loooong time. I do recall him posting something about dealing with business litigation—enough to make anyone want to get away.
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II ?

    I had a sample of this and really liked it. A few years later when I finally got around to buying a bottle, I found it underwhelming and gave it to my father. It sits unused in his bathroom. I spray...
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    I bought a black tin can partial about two years ago, but it’s just never clicked for me.
  49. Thread: Best Vetiver

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    Poll: Re: Best Vetiver

    The Guerlain; Malle; Goutal (vtg); and Tom Ford, of what I’ve sampled/owned.
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    Re: Best (and Worst) Looking Bottles

    Andy Taur’s Blue bottles are pleasing. I also like the CDC bottles: I have a small fragrance wardrobe and don’t mind laying them supine on my desk or dresser. Agree the Dior Homme and Lalique Encre...
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    Re: Holy grail scent

    Agree with: Slumberhouse Ore; DHP and DHI; pretty much any Mancera
  52. Re: Best Online Decant Sites For Male Fragrances?

    Best prices come from BN splitters, in my experience. I have also used Crystal Falcon. Decant Shop was fine but pricey.
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    Re: You Have Some Explaining To Do!

    Honestly, not sure, my friend. It’s a carded sample so I imagine the most recent version.
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    Re: The first time you smelled GIT.....

    This is how I feel.
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    Re: You Have Some Explaining To Do!

    Bagerhat is where I spent two idyllic years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bangladesh some 20 years ago.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th April, 2019

    My gateway SL
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th April, 2019

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  58. Re: Conquering Fragrancenet: A Guide to Navigating The Biggest Discounter You Love to Hate

    +1 Also wondering about this
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    Re: What will be your go to summer fragrance?

    Green Irish Tweed and Guerlain Vetiver. Also, getting acquainted with the new Terre D’Hermes Eau Intense Vetiver flanker.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Egoiste
    Antaeus
    GIT
    JUB XXV
    Guerlain Vetiver/Grey Vetiver
  61. Re: Cigarette #1 - the Amazing little cologne from China

    My pleasure, Diddy.
  62. Re: Cigarette #1 - the Amazing little cologne from China

    When this arrived on Monday evening, I was anxious to try it and while I was okay with the herbal opening, the tobacco accord did not suit me at all: it really did remind me of cigarettes. I was...
  63. Re: Is there one single fragrance that you would recommend without even having to think about it?

    Green Irish Tweed or Terre de Hermes. Guerlain vetiver. +1 GPH II
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    Re: Only One Fragrance

    Traveling is a time I pack samples and decants. If I had a signature, it would be GIT or Egoiste.
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    Re: Reflection Man.. did I miss something?

    Also never clicked with it. My wife and I had a bottle we shared but neither missed it after selling.
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    Re: Fragrance you share with your SO?

    Black Orchid and Cannabis Santal are two my wife and I have shared bottles of in the past.
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    Re: The Official Amouage Fragrance Thread

    I also feel Amouage is good value at non-retail prices. Just ordered a 50ml Jub XXV to replace a vintage decant my wife or sister-in-law has nicked (hard to blame, I suppose). I just hope it’s not...
  68. Re: Do the chain stores carry any hard-to-finds / discontinued ones? Have you seen any?

    I'm just across the border in Shenzhen; does anyone know if the 'Goodyear Perfume Centre' is still around? Thank you!

    Update: they have a nice website, at the very least.
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    Re: Fragrance fun with the common folk

    I’ve had a few but no one into niche or that qualified as similarly obsessed. My better-half is lukewarm; she’s discovered a few favorites through me (Black Orchid, Alien) but can also become...
  70. Re: myperfumesamples.com - Is it legit? Is it reliable?

    FWIW, I used this company for perhaps 1/2 dozen orders three or four years ago and was happy. I cannot comment on their present performance, but as of a few years back they were, at the least,...
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    Re: Christian Dior Les Elixirs Precieux

    Anyone ever try these?
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    Re: Most Disappointing Fragrances?

    Mugler Cologne and Creed OV; Cologne Pour le Soir; Gucci Pour Homme; DHI; Fate Man; Orange Sanguine; Opus VII; Rose 31; Lonestar Memories

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    Re: Your absolute #1 favorite vetiver?

    The Goutal Edt version; Zegna Haitian; and Guerlain. Encre Noir quickly grew on me and I wish to try Sycamore

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    Re: -Your Most Worn Of 2016-

    Vbhai

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    Re: Christmas and The Holidays

    I associate Lutens' Arabie with a memorably warm and cozy holiday dinner a few years back when I first started getting into perfumes, and it's still one I enjoy

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  76. Re: Which Fragrances Do You Most Look Forward to Wearing Once the Weather Turns Really Cold?

    Kill opp

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  77. Re: Have you ever complimented someone on their fragrance? Do you do it regularly?

    Fragrance can be a lonely passion and so I try and encourage others by complimenting whenever I can. It's easier for me with a male friend than than a female coworker.
    My wife and I are moving back...
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    Re: Tom Ford Designer Fragrances

    Black Orchid and GV, from what I've tried. Curious now about Sahara Noir when stateside this summer.


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  79. Poll: Re: Do you only use samples and small decants, and have few or no bottles ?

    [QUOTE=Uvalde;3812783]There are so many amazing perfumes to try, and part of the way I enjoy this hobby is by getting my nose on as many as possible to compare and contrast and enjoy.

    +1 And,...
  80. Re: Anything new from Creed coming down the line?

    Nice. Since I can't call up the Kenny quote in memory, perhaps it's time to reacquaint myself with Jerry, et al
  81. Re: Yohji Yamamoto YOHJI HOMME EDT.... What about blind buy?

    Can anyone else comment on the 2013 release? Is it inferior to the original, but better than current? I was looking at EBay on Friday, but quite the price difference (2013 half of vtg)


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    Re: Frapin L'Humaniste?

    I prefer the the Frapin over the Chanel. I like the latter just not as much


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  83. Re: What are 5 fragrances you couldn't do without?

    GIT
    TDH
    Epic
    Opus VI
    Grey Vetiver



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    A deep, strong and bold Orange fragrance?

    I agree with TDH Parfum over the Edt.

    Orange Sanguine disappointed me as well, after the opening.

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  85. Re: Is having a "Signature Scent" an exercise in futility?

    Mightn't this 'crafty ploy' lessen the positive association come anniversary time?

    Joking aside, if I had a signature scent, it would likely be GIT, Reflection, or Allure Homme Blanche. The last...
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    Re: Valentine's Gifts!

    Fatherhood's joys top any gift. Congrats


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  87. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur. Is The Brand Going Out Of Fashion ?

    I quite enjoyed Voleur de Roses and consider it FBW. Fou d'Absinthe provoked only a lukewarm response


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    Re: Valentine's Gifts!

    +1
    A nice quiet dinner with my better half


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    Re: Diptyque Volutes?

    When I dove into sampling about a year ago, a sample of Volutes (regrets, I cannot recall edt/edp) was one of the few my wife commented on and approved. Revisiting via an edt decant this week, I am...
  90. La Collection Rive Gauche Pour Homme - new clear bottle? reformulation?

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    Re: dealing with the post office

    Yes, the samples I order are labelled 'beauty samples' (shipped internationally from the states)


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