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  1. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Haha what do you think Brooks? Am I that kind of person? :lolk:

    I placed it on my test list, thank you!
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    Re: Ormonde - So many Montabacos!!!

    Extreme might be a winner for me, according to your description. Indeed, I loved Intensivo more than the original, but there is this 'high-pitched' (that's exactly the proper term to descibe that)...
  3. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    I always described Bois d'Ombrie to be rolling tobacco within a leather pouch, so your description is spot-on!



    Sounds like a real improvement on TF's initial draft!
  4. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    It is not the first time I read about how great Sultan Pasha attars are for tobacco, so I guess I will definitely have to explore more of that house.
    Thank you for sharing your detailed thoughts, I...
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    Re: Initio Divine Attraction

    Of all the PdM fragrances I have tried (20 or so) this was the only one I could imagine would be full bottle worthy, and I indeed got a 10 ml sprayer. Not a generality, just an exception in my book....
  6. Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - May 2021

    Madame Reve by Alain Bashung

    Hazy Little Thing IPA by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

    Full Incense by Montale
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    Re: Floris Suggestions

    For now I haven't pulled the trigger yet, but I'm already projecting myself into the future to understand how my wallet will feels.
    Jokes on the side, I'll definitely test it at the first...
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    Re: Your top 5 "must haves"

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Your top 5 "must haves"

    Glad to see Open in a top 5, it indeed deserves more love than what it actually gets!
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    Re: Your top 5 "must haves"

    Uhhhhhh???? And what you gonna wear on Fridays??????? :shocked:
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    Re: Your top 5 "must haves"

    Did you mean top 50? haha
    If i had to start from scratch and be allowed to get only 10 fragrances for the rest of my life (yes, 10, cannot do less), I would target one fragrance per 'category'...
  12. Re: Has anyone else tried 2020-2021 batches of Guerlain Classics?

    In order to refresh my memory, I sprayed it once on my arm yesterday (7 hours ago), and it's still clearly present as a skin scent, so I will have to take back my words. But it terms of projection, I...
  13. Re: Has anyone else tried 2020-2021 batches of Guerlain Classics?

    I have a 2018 EDT bottle: on my skin, projection is soft to moderate, and longevity is 4-5 hours, at most. You must have a great skin!
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    Re: Creed sold - call me paranoid but...

    VCs cannot buy something that is not on sale... so I reasonably think that the Creed family is the cculprit to blame for having agreed to sell their family jewels, just based on greed, don't you...
  15. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Precious info here, thank you for having shared!

    One clarification though: I don't think that 'attar and artisanal frags don't get a lot of love' because these are only appreciated by a limited...
  16. Re: Acqua di Parma Best 3 Treasures current available 2021

    For me, the most interesting offerings from AdP come from their Ingredient collection: Ambra, Oud and Leather. I find Sandalwood and Mirra to be just ok. Aside of that, I would also cite Colonia...
  17. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    I have a couple of vintage travel sprays (according to my research), but I don;t get a whole lot of tobacco in MK. What I get is booze, plum and amber. But i know it's often referred as a tobacco...
  18. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    It does indeed! But for a ranking I have to rank! haha.
    At some point choices shall be made... it has been very hard for me to discriminate between the 8s, 9s, and 10s, and at the end of the day, I...
  19. Re: Shiseido To Cancel Dolce and Gabbana Contract

    I agree with the non-acceptance of cultural symbols being trashed, but I think it might be cautious to understand where the 'rebellion' against D&G has been originated from. For sure the video are...
  20. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    The question was not addressed to me, but I'm sneaking in anyways :)
    For me it's a 8.0, but not a 10.0 for a simple reason: lack of versatility and refinement. It has a beautiful tobacco note, but...
  21. Re: What are your favorite high end houses?

    a/ If by high end you mean 'the best overpriced house but still delivering a decent product', I would say Ormonde Jayne.

    b/ If by high end you mean 'stunning frags independently of price point', I...
  22. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Like that?

    https://media.giphy.com/media/pGnNrhL5o9xJALFAaA/giphy.gif
  23. Re: Dior Higher similar recommendations

    I agree that the scent is very nice, but performance is poor. The closest I found is WD/18 by A.N.Other, with a similar pear-cardamom-woods structure, and a airy feeling. Still, do not expect a...
  24. Re: Dunhill Launches Four Mens Scents in Signature Collection!

    Will give another shot to my sample today, then!
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    Re: Floris Suggestions

    Oh Broooooks stooooppppppppppppp!!!!




    Ok ok fine.... I guess my wallet is now $100/150 lighter :huh:
  26. Re: Molecule 02 vs Ecscentric 02 or similar scents

    I agree. Another 13 is the benchmark on how to use well synthetics. I used to have a sample and found it to be a beautiful fragrance, but as a standard for Le Labo, it has a price tag a bit too ugly...
  27. Re: Molecule 02 vs Ecscentric 02 or similar scents

    Double post
  28. Re: Molecule 02 vs Ecscentric 02 or similar scents

    As I am sure you know, claims by fragrance houses are to be taken with a pinch of salt, since they have no legal requirement to be honest.
    Etat Libre d'Orange also claims that there is only labdanum...
  29. Re: Molecule 02 vs Ecscentric 02 or similar scents

    I agree with the sandwich image of the 1st statement.

    M02 is supposedly only ambroxan, but it's not just that. It's a fragrance designed to give an impression of what we expect a linear ambrox to...
  30. Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    Added, thanks!




    The latter 2 are listed. I should retry these at the next opportunity.
    That said, I try to keep this list to fragrances that are currently available to buy, without...
  31. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    I wasn't aware that Loewe pour Homme also exists in EDP... I own the recent EDT in round bottle, and at the best of my knowledge, the original Loewe para Hombre was also an EDT, and no sign of EDP on...
  32. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    I own Coze, a very nice tobacco/boozy gourmand. L'Ombre Fauve seems to be one of his rockstars... Arabian Horse is on my to buy list since a couple of years, but its price has always blocked me from...
  33. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Nice stuff you have on the way!

    An update in Brooks's tobacco ranking is like an amendment in the constitution..
    Glad to see that AX skyrocketed in your ranking like for me. Interesting to see...
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    Re: Rogue Perfumery Your Favorites?

    Yes, agreed. This is (probably) what Heeley did also. Although he doesn't disclose it, it is clear that there is more than just him behind his fragrances. And that was a wise move, imo.



    I...
  35. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Herrera for Men: I tried the current version. Nice, and I understand why it was a hit. But since its release, many other tobaccos have taken over..

    R&G Open: oh yeah, I agree.

    Havana: agreed,...
  36. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Cool! Keep us posted!
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    Re: Rogue Perfumery Your Favorites?

    That's exactly what I meant. I always estimate the value of a fragrance (for myself) comparing it to what I could get from the competition at a similar price point. And I stand by my statement from...
  38. Thread: Rien

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    Re: Rien

    I personally hate Aramis, and gladly could not find any similarity with Rien. But for whichever reason it might be, I'm glad you love it!




    A very bold statement... that I fully agree with!
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    Re: Rogue Perfumery Your Favorites?

    Me too. I liked the first Derviche, the vanilla note is divine, but it feels 'unfinished/blurry' to my nose, and the so-expected tobacco note is MIA. A bit of 'great, but I was expecting more' kind...
  40. Re: Shiseido To Cancel Dolce and Gabbana Contract

    I wish this girl (are we sure she's free lance, or who does she work for?) in the video made a video to call out some practices of her governement, with the same strength. It's interesting to see how...
  41. Re: Chanel No.19:Vintage vs New Reformulation?

    Bumping this thread as I had the opportunity to put my hands on a sample of vintage EDT, and could thus compare it with the current one.

    Current EDT: fresh iris, galbanum and florals, with a hint...
  42. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    So, did Montecristo fully conquer your heart, or still not?
  43. Re: flying in USA with lots of perfume - checked bags - how much can you take?

    You can carry as much frag or drinking alcohol you want for your personal use. The limits imposed are DUTY FREE limits, it means that over a certain amount, you are supposed to declare it and pay...
  44. Re: First few sprays weak performance? What causes this?

    It's very probably perception. I noticed that also.

    Basically the brain smells a scent one time, memorizes it, and it becomes more available/attentive to detect it later.
  45. Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    My bad! I missed this one, and it's now added to the list. Thank you for puting it on my radar.
    Wow... indeed $160 for 50ml of Ralph Lauren sounds a bit steep, but who knows... I'm also looking...
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    Re: What is the ideal scent for a dandy?

    Don't be a downer! This thread is only 14 years old... :shocked:
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    Re: Fragrancenet updated 37% off code

    New 35% off code available: RTCA7 (working as of 4/29/21).
  48. Re: Best Myrrh Focused Menís Fragrances?

    hahah no indeed it did not help!

    Mirra is a great fragrance independently of how close it is to the real deal. Glad you enjoy it!
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    Re: Floris Suggestions

    Wait... wait... that's a blind-buy level statement you're making here Brooks... Of the trio Dunhill BL, Rasasi AS and Memo IL, I found Dunhill to be the best but a bit too playful and poor...
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    Re: Just Jack perfumes - Tom Ford clones

    bump
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    Re: Floris Suggestions

    I agree for AdP. To be honest I was referring to their 'Ingredient collection' (the brown bottles), of which I find a few to be excellent (Oud, Leather, Ambra) and another few to be acceptable...
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    Re: Floris Suggestions

    To my nose, the compositions are on par with AdP - something I see as a designer house in terms of quality level (Floris's are a bit more complex blend, but thinner body), and a big step lower...
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    Re: Floris Suggestions

    Old thread, but from what I could experience until now from that house:

    1962
    Very nice cypress/pine centered fragrance

    Santal
    Sweet lavender and cardamom are the main players here, balanced...
  54. Re: Name a fragrance and the person you envision wearing it

    Justin Bieber - PdM Layton
  55. Re: Xerjoff Naxos........What a beauty !!

    That's exactly what I feel about Naxos.

    Indeed, no cherry tobacco in Naxos, but the general feel is so close, that there is little doubt on where the 'inspiration' comes from. Interestingly...
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    Re: What is the ideal scent for a dandy?

    Jicky and Habit Rouge, both by Guerlain.
  57. Re: Best Myrrh Focused Menís Fragrances?

    Funnily enough, when trying it in store, AdP counter also had samples of pure oils of the corresponding to each of their fragrances (myrrh oil, sandalwood oil, oud oil...). Obviously, no way to check...
  58. Re: Best Myrrh Focused Menís Fragrances?

    Well... I don't want to be a downer on that one, but while myrrh is definitely listed on the bottle and the description of fragrance on Prada's website ("It is a celebration of Amber in its classic...
  59. Re: Xerjoff Naxos........What a beauty !!

    I didn't get a chance to try that one yet, but will for sure do asap!
  60. Re: Xerjoff Naxos........What a beauty !!

    You have the ability to sum up my two pages thoughts in just 2 sentences. Thanks Brooks :)
  61. Re: Best Myrrh Focused Menís Fragrances?

    I felt in love when I tried in store, but once my full bottle arrived, it didn't live up to my memories. Also, on my skin the projection is abysmal..
  62. Re: Which should be my next purchase of two?

    Battle at the top! Rien is a stunning leather, but not easy to wear, very bold. Yatagan a piney leather, that despite smelling a bit more dated than Rien, is paradoxally a bit more wearable imo. I...
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    Re: Nishani B-612

    I simply love it, without being able to tell you why, since lavender is not my favourite note, nor is cypress. It doesn't smell very natural but that is also the point of this fragrance (B612 is an...
  64. Re: Xerjoff Naxos........What a beauty !!

    Valid point. But the fact that I have low tolerance for sweetness and I wear (sometimes) PH, while I didn't even want to try Naxos a second time after my test on skin, says it all (for me).
  65. Re: Best Myrrh Focused Menís Fragrances?

    I have to agree with that. I'm on the verge to sell it.




    There is no myrrh in the 2017 version, according to Dior. It has supposedly been swapped for elemi. (but these 2 notes are easily...
  66. Re: Best Myrrh Focused Menís Fragrances?

    I agree that Lutens La Myrrhe is a unique take on myrrh. Still, that fragrance emphasizes myrrh in a way more realistic manner than let's say, Armani Myrrhe Imperiale, which is mostly about vanilla,...
  67. Re: Xerjoff Naxos........What a beauty !!

    I’ll be more direct in stating that these are shockingly similar at a clone level (that is: not identical, but obvious intent to copy).
  68. Re: Best Myrrh Focused Menís Fragrances?

    The 'root beer' vibe is what myrrh smells of, but is unfortunately buried under vanilla in most of the commercial fragrances with 'myrrh' on their labels. Also unfortunate that what most indentify as...
  69. Re: Best Myrrh Focused Menís Fragrances?

    Myrrh forward:
    Diptyque - L'Eau Trois
    Serge Lutens - La Myrrhe
    Lorenzo Villoresi - Ambra
    Goutal - Ambre Fetiche (and the defunct Myrrhe Ardente)
    Unum - Io Non Ho Mani Che Mi Accarezzino Il Volto...
  70. Re: For fragrance that don't last and project, A new secret?

    You can do the same with the fragrance itself directly. For weak fragrances, I just apply a layer, let it dry a couple of minutes, and then re-apply on the same points. The first layer will have...
  71. Re: Xerjoff Naxos........What a beauty !!

    Yes, agreed. It would be really bad faith to deny that. (or possibly buyer's regret effect on olfactive perception)
  72. Re: Xerjoff Naxos........What a beauty !!

    Exactly what I felt when I bumped on Naxos by accident, as I haven't had heard yet about Xerjoff at that time, let alone any comparisons with PH. Not identical, but definitely matches the statement...
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    Re: your favorite Dunhill Desire?

    Desire black is a nice peppery scent. Cannot compare with the others of that line, since it's the only one I've tried. It supposedly shares similarities with Clive Christian L (the old formulation),...
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    Re: Masculine Tuberose

    I have a full bottle of that one, that I am about to sell (after 3 wearings). It's a great tuberose accord, but at that price point, I expect a perfume, not an accord. Overall quite boring once the...
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    Re: Masculine Tuberose

    This for the most wearable for a man. Very artistic. Too bad you dislike Richard James Savile Row, because it might be even a bit more masculine than ELdO's.

    The best tuberose overall that I have...
  76. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    haha here you go!



    No, the immortelle is softer in AX compared to 1740, but still very noticeable. In AX, like in 1740, it provides that sandy/sweet-but-not-sweet feeling, but more 'mixed' into...
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    Re: Pierre Cardin Fusion

    The 'decency' of the juice is all to be confirmed, but at under $15 for a 90ml tester, the inexpensiveness has already been confirmed! That said, the notes that Hednic found does not make me...
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    Re: Pierre Cardin Fusion

    That's great, thank you Hednic! That gives a much better idea of that fragrance and I'll afford to speculate a bit at this point: a citrus/aromatic fougere on top, over an oriental-ish...
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    Re: Pierre Cardin Fusion

    Apparently now it's a company called Sarbec Cosmetics




    Yes, it's weird, it's totally unexistent.. not even on Parfumo, which is usually well up-to-date. As I stated in the OP, the only info I...
  80. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Nice description, Emanuel! Interestingly, I get the hyrax in the top (that urinal smell) mixed with ambrette (musky note). I get the patchouli, but very subtely in the base, nothing shouting.
    First...
  81. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    I've only tried the EDT, so I can't help on that one. What I can say is that it's quite an opulent scent, so my guess is that it might be more pleasurable with moderate projection than strong one...
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    Pierre Cardin Fusion

    This one has apparently been issued 6 months ago, and already available at discounters. It is totally stealth, no info anywhere, not even on Perfumemaster or Parfumo. The only thing I could find is a...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - April 2021

    Sleepwalk, by The Brian Setzer Orchestra
    Ginger Beer
    Bois Sikar, by Atelier des Ors
  84. Re: Recommandations of special fragrances for a SPECIAL day

    Congrats for your wedding! The goal is: make her happy. So acccording to your list, I'd suggest:



    Since she's into vanilla you might also want to try

    Tiziana Terenzi - Dionisio
    Kerosene -...
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    Re: doubts about fougere.

    I thought you already had Eucris, sorry I misunderstood. It's different compared to BdJ, andd I much prefer Eucris, personally.

    Wow maaannn! That's a great list of stuff you have! Then I confirm:...
  86. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    :thumbsup:
  87. Re: Alternative to Peau Santal Miller Harris

    Again, I've never smelt MH Le Cedre, but according to the notes (and votes), it appears that pepper and woods (mostly cedar - no surprise) are dominant. In that style, you might want to try:
    ...
  88. Re: Aramis: has the end of this classic arrived?

    Agreed. For me, the end of Aramis was the day I first tried it.
  89. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Agreed. Naxos smells luxurious but flat. Also, Naxos has an additional overly mainstream 'honeyed tobacco' kind of sweetness that becomes cloying and 'deja-vu'. Pure Havane is indeed a bit of lower...
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    Re: doubts about fougere.

    Redundant? Not really. But 50ml at 100 euros is not such a great deal - you can find 50ml online for ~80 euros. I'd suggest to try in store first (it's available to test everywhere).



    I agree...
  91. Re: Alternative to Peau Santal Miller Harris

    These 2 are the 2 MH fragrances I have on my testlist.
    I have never smelt any of these, but according to what I have read, Le Cedre stands in between EM Escentric 02 and FM Angeliques Sous La Pluie.
  92. Re: Desperately Seeking: Incense with Green Notes

    Incense/Pine:
    Robert Piguet - Casbah
    Franck Boclet - Ashes
    Serge Lutens - Fille en Aiguilles
    Tiziana Terenzi - Ecstasy
    Imaginary Authors - A City On Fire
    CdG - Zagorsk
    La Curie - Incendo...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - April 2021

    Guaranteed, by Eddie Vedder
    California Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018
    On The Road, by Timothy Han

    I'll also add a book: On The Road, by Jack Kerouac
  94. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    I'd have pulled the trigger on Cuba, given how beautiful it is, but the price is a bit steep for what result being just an EdC concentration. So... these are both top for you? Which one would you buy...
  95. Poll: Re: Which fragrance is better out of these?

    Do you guys think that these kind of threads are started by bots?
  96. Re: Any recommendations based on fragrances I like? (warm spicy & sweet)

    +1

    You might also want to give a try to:

    Because you like Initio Rehab:
    L'Artisan - Mon Numero 10
    HdP - 1899
    Costume National - Homme
    Kenzo - Jungle Homme
    Geo F Trumper - Sandalwood
  97. Re: I just noticed something in my wardrobe..

    By reading the title, I thought you were going to say 'I saw a cockroach' or so...:lolk:




    Yes, same for me. Working on downsizing for that reason.
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    Re: Vetiver chit-chat

    Can't agree more. I initially bought a 10ml decant, and had to go for a full bottle even before my decant was over.




    Me too, to be honest, I was underwhelmed the first time I tried it in...
  99. Re: Wearing a budget-friendly scent vs. smelling above your financial means

    Absolutely. But what can we do... fashion victim bros will remain fashion victim bros, and haters will hate!
  100. Re: Wearing a budget-friendly scent vs. smelling above your financial means

    It wouldn't need to in the internet age when it's promoted by everyone as a clone house on YouTube, Basenotes, Fragrantica, etc.

    Everyone who? A handful of BN and F posters? A handful of...
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