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    Re: Fragrances you like but those around you do not?

    I totally get it too :laugh:
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    Re: Beast mode fragrances

    Adding Hyde.

    My top 3 monsters are Patchouli Intense, Hyde, and Toy Boy
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    Re: Histoires De Parfums - your favorites?

    And if you had to pick two?
  4. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Hope the next are more to your liking!
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    You‘re really mixing up these threads. I like that. Daring choices :thumbsup:
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread 2021 Edition

    I still haven‘t bought anything in 2021. I guess the real confession is that it feels so unbelievable.
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    Re: Fragrances you like but those around you do not?

    My best friend (female) doesn‘t like LADDM (“marshmallows“) and GGA (“stinky new car”)...
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    Re: Histoires De Parfums - your favorites?

    Noir Patchouli and 1740 are top notch imo. I also own 1899 and Fidelis and like them a lot.

    1725 I find boring and too sweetish, Ambre 114 is very nice with its thyme note, Jules Verne is kinda...
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    Re: Your 2021 Fragrance Balance

    Id like to start with a nice little splash :D
  10. Re: Icy Cold Fragrance That Resembles the Coldness of Winter

    Silver Mountain Water!
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    Re: Your 2021 Fragrance Balance

    still nil
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    Re: *NEW* YSL Y Le Parfum (2021)

    I disliked the EdP, so probably won‘t try it. Bottle looks nice!
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    Re: Grammatical errors in Fragrances names

    On the topic of machine translation, it‘s true, it doesn‘t work out that well yet, but has improved significantly. In the early days they sort of chose the wrong approach for it in the field between...
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    Re: Grammatical errors in Fragrances names

    I don‘t really get all the criticism, it seems like an interesting topic to me. I don‘t speak French unfortunately (and am one of the very few Germans it seems who does not love the sound of it. They...
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    Re: In 2021, I expect to finish...

    My 50ml Aventus I‘ve bought January 2020. Maybe 13ml left.
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    Re: Four kinds of fragrances - please help

    Certainly not an expert, but have tried (rough rating included):
    Anubis 9
    CdG 2Man 8
    Montale Full Incense 5
    Cdg Avgnon 7
    CdG Kyoto 7
    Passage d‘Enfer 7
    Etro Messe de Minuit current form 4...
  17. Re: The Carousel of Fragrance 'Collecting' - does it ever stop?

    Fantastic post. For me reaching finality with something doesn‘t necessarily mean stasis.
    The opposition of collector (with growing wardrobes) and connoisseur (with a set, smaller wardrobe) doesn‘t...
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    Re: Four kinds of fragrances - please help

    1. Knize Forest — although not exactly in the category, a wonderful green fougere
    2. Nicolaï Patchouli Intense in a very light application (edit: whoops, didn‘t see your notes on this category. I‘m...
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    Re: Latest Parfums de Nicolai - Bois Belize Intense!

    Did they kick the exclusive edition thing? It was only available in Paris, London, and on the Nicolai website last year. Anyway, hope you‘ll get it and enjoy!
    Apart from the stars NYI and Patchouli...
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    Re: Latest Parfums de Nicolai - Bois Belize Intense!

    I have it and have worn it 3 times. It‘s very nice! A typically strong, but diffusive airy woody and tea (mate) combination. It feels freshly elegant. I like the projection more than close up...
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    Re: The best "woodsmoke" fragrances

    The only two smoke bombs I know are Hyde and Lonestar Memories, and both are excellent.
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    I‘ve been on and off trying to find vintage here in Europe for months and it seems to be pretty hard. I could buy Or Black anyday for peanuts, as opposed to Americans I get the impression, but Warner...
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    Re: What's trendy on Basenotes currently?

    In the form portion of BN I‘d say NYI also, although it‘s not on the most worn list. I count myself part guilty... Oh, and Guilty of course, GGA.
  24. Re: When you want to smell like luxury, what do you wear ?

    Anything Nicolaï, especially NYI, PI, BBI
    Noir Patchouli
    Heritage
    Bois du Portugal
    Villa Nellcôte
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    Re: Interesting/unique contemporary summer scents...

    Gucci Guilty Cologne - pretty abstract juniper violet floral
    Breath of God - everything
    Bois Belize Intense - breathy tea and woods
    Timbuktu - best when sweaty
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    Fantastic fragrance. Wore 25 myself the other day.
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    Re: Your 2021 Fragrance Balance

    2021 01:

    Fragrances: 34
    Backups: 7
    Total: 41
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    Re: Today I bought January 2021

    Given your love for Guerlain, I think you‘d appreciate it.
    Congrats Mr G!
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    Re: Today I bought December 2020

    Did you sample it beforehand?
  30. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Happy New Year to you all!
    Mods, would it be possible to move all these new monthly/yearly threads over to the GFD? I feel they fit much better there :smiley:
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    Re: Today I bought December 2020

    You are a wise man
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    25 sprays of Iceberg Man
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    Re: Most overrated fragrances

    Terre d‘Hermes Parfum
    Geranium pour Monsieur
    Grand Soir
    Layton Exclusif
    Pour un homme
    Y EdP
    CdG Black
    Full Incense
    Messe de Minuit current
    Encre Noire
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    Re: Most worn in December 2020

    142737
  35. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I loved that one when I was a teen. Vintage pour Homme version.
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    I consciously chose to only take 2 bottles and 2 samples with me driving home for the holidays and I can‘t wait to come back. I really miss the others :laugh:
  37. Thread: Nicolai

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    Re: Nicolai

    New York Intense usually performs around 12 hours on my skin, but three times, it only lasted 8 hours, and sometimes, it lasted 24.
    Patchouli Intense lasts 24 hours usually and sticks to my pullover...
  38. Re: What are some Lavender heavy fragrances you have in your collection

    Anat Fritz (s/t or the reworking called Classical) is very nice.
  39. Re: Good Fragrances with Saffron ( not necessary noticiable note )

    Anubis
    Tuscan Leather
    Tom of Finland
    Leder 6
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    also contain the note
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    Re: Recommendations, Frangrances with Cumin

    M also has a noticeable cumin note
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    Re: Eau de Rochas Homme new vs old?

    I used to wear this in my teen days, around 2000. Loved it. Dont know where I got the bottle from. Same goes for Live Jazz and CK one.
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    Re: Looking for a something new...

    New York Intense!
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    Re: Top 10 as of now (part 2)

    1. New York Intense
    No order:
    Silver Mountain Water
    Hyde
    L‘Air du Désert Marocain
    Or Black
    Gucci Guilty Absolute pour homme
    Noir Patchouli
    Patchouli Intense
    Bois du Portugal
  44. Thread: Favorite Scent

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    Re: Favorite Scent

    New York Intense
  45. Thread: Fahrenheit Friday

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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Thank you Mark. Have fun woth your new NYI :)



    That sounds pretty likely!
  46. Thread: Fahrenheit Friday

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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Received mine yesterday and wore it two days in a row. It‘s a coincidence that it‘s Friday, but a nice one to start a new frag journey. Needless to say, I love it.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2020

    It‘s also available in 30ml now, if anyone is interested
  48. Re: 2020 is entering the home stretch - what are your top three purchases for the year?

    This is an extremely hard one for me. I started this hobby in 2020. Everything I‘ve smelled, all my bottles, all my samples, everything in my wardrobe except for 5 or 6 scents, I got to know during...
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    Re: Comme des Garcons Rouge - Bottled Beetroot.

    Wearing it right now for the first time - I like it, it seems pretty original. The beetroot is clearly noticeable, especially in the heart, where it comes off juicy, fruity, and earthy. It goes well...
  50. Re: What do you consider the worst "chemical nightmare" fragrance?

    YSL Y EdP
    Layton Exclusif
    Unique Wood
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    Re: Best masculine fragrance.

    Great selection
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    Re: Today I bought November 2020

    Nice!
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    Re: My current top 5 underrated scents

    5 more,

    Gucci Guilty Cologne pour Homme
    Eisberg Man
    L‘Eau Mixte
    Knize Forest
    Je suis un Homme
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    Re: My current top 5 underrated scents

    Ive read some naysay here and there about the brand and haven‘t tried any of her other scents, but this one is really special. Keeps on giving.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Heritage because nice
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    Re: Today I bought November 2020

    Thank you!
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    Re: Today I bought November 2020

    Thanks man, I hope so
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    Re: Today I bought November 2020

    Wow! Congrats
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    Re: Today I bought November 2020

    As a present - 1740
    For myself - Fahrenheit EdT. I‘m going the same way here as with Polo, Gentleman, Heritage, ... buy a well regarded current version blindly, and if I like it, get a vintage as...
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    Re: Looking for a rich spicy scent

    Noir Anthracite, CdG Black
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    +1! There are many threads that have me wondering why they‘re not in the GFD.
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    Re: Looking for a rich spicy scent

    1899 - very wearable imo, almost a dumb reach for me
    1740
    Land of Warriors
    Je suis un Homme
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    Kasbah by 19-69
    Noir Anthracite
  63. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Try again when it‘s cold :wink:
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    Re: Note you love that many others hate

    Saw the title, came here to write this. Dang.
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    Re: You must choose: one house and one perfumer

    Jean-Louis Sieuzac
    Nicolaï
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    Re: Pick 1 for Each Category

    Everyday: Silver Mountain Water
    Money: Portrait of a Lady
    Date Night: Hyde
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    :shocked:
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    Re: Today I bought November 2020

    Nice, congrats! Have also considered this as a blind buy
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Noir Patchouli because
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    Re: Today I bought November 2020

    I see!
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    Re: Today I bought November 2020

    Thanks!
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    Re: Today I bought November 2020

    Thank you! I know you haven‘t been too fond of it. Did you try it on skin?
  73. Thread: Layerer's Lounge

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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    It‘s very seldom I layer, but last week I used 1 spray of LADDM over 1 of Hyde :lolk: which had dried for a good hour.
    I wasn‘t feeling too fit, so it nearly killed me. Smelled great though! Like,...
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    Re: Today I bought November 2020

    A controversial one:

    140074

    I‘m only so-so on the opening, but after that, I find it stunning.

    Plus samples:
    CdG Rouge
    19-69 Capri
  75. Re: Do they still make any rich scented fragrances like how fragrances used to be made?

    Nicolai has a very classical style in general
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    Re: Worst fragrance you have smelled in 2020.

    Didn‘t even dare to put this on my skin. One spray in the air and it smelled so vile, I actually got a little angry :laugh:
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    Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Did you tell her? Or is she now searching for the legendary tobacco fragrance Aventus?
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    Re: Worst fragrance you have smelled in 2020.

    The scrubbers for me were:

    Ormaie Le Passant
    Caron pour un Homme
    Layton Exclusif
    YSL Y
    Orange Star
    Novellista Unique Woods
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Having a rosy day with Toy Boy in the morning and now Rose & Cuir
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    Re: Blind buy dissapointments

    Not a real disappointment, but I haven‘t been terribly impressed with Encre Noire Sport.
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    Re: 10/10 sillage and projection (niche)

    Top performing current niche formulations I know:

    BR540 Extrait
    Bond-T
    Cedrat Boise
    Hyde
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    New York Intense
    Patchouli Intense
    Toy Boy (not niche, but smells like it and is a monster)
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    Re: Top 3 in your current wardrobe

    Very hard.

    New York Intense
    Anubis
    Patchouli Intense
  83. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Number One Intense sprayed in the air - I don‘t know if I can this
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    Re: Favourite mens or unisex floral fragrances...

    Patchouli Intense has nice floral notes, the rose geranium is pretty prominent for me
    Rose & Cuir is a daring unisex floral rockstar :laugh:
    Portrait of a Lady, of course
    Toy Boy for its unique...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Polo because it‘s my go to scent for getting stuff done on the weekends.
  86. Poll: Re: Is Jeremy Fragrance's Fragrance One Fragrances better than Creed Aventus? Anyone can reply

    :grin: “Anyone can reply“ caught me off guard
  87. Thread: Sexy incense

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    Re: Sexy incense

    Anubis is missing here
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    Re: The Term "Blind Buying" Doesn't Fit, Does It?

    Thanks for the warm reply :smiley:
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Sampling Beat Cafe today
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Sampling Tzora and Mr. Vetiver today
  91. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Whoa!
  92. Re: Doing my university project on the Global Fragrance Industry

    :thumbsup::thumbsup:
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    Re: The Term "Blind Buying" Doesn't Fit, Does It?

    And that’s exactly what makes it correct. Language is descriptive, not prescriptive. So when a large group of speakers uses a phrase that way, it slowly becomes correct. Btw, this is not some...
  94. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Anat Fritz Classical — I totally understand why this gets rave reviews and is considered an absolute under the radar gem. Very aromatic, sharp lavender, sharp cedar (not ISO - likely to be in there...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore Anat Fritz‘ Classical and Schwarzlose‘s Leder 6 for sampling today. Only later realized it was a kind of Berlin day fragrance-wise.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    For anyone interested in Europe - notino.de has these for under 50€ for the huge 150ml.
  97. Re: Need help in search for perfect men's winter fragrance

    It‘s nice, but extremely weak. Others say it was way better in the past
  98. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I experienced the same. But try it when it‘s hot outside, then it shines
  99. Thread: Nicolai

    by ThVH
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    Re: Nicolai

    Tried my new arrivals Bois Bélize Intense and Incense Oud today and it seems this woman can do no wrong... Both very impressive. BBI has a certain sharpness during the first hours I’ll have to think...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Nicolaï Bois Bélize Intense - just arrived today. Pretty wow.
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