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  1. Poll: Re: The big 2021 car house motor race.....

    The Bentleys have the For Men line, Infinites, and the Momentums. All those are capable frags. Ferraris got some nice ones. But they have so many, i havent tried most. The Essence Musk was really...
  2. Poll: Re: Lush Poll - Your Favourite ? (Unisex thread for male and female releases)

    Ive always wanted to try Tank Battle since i read about it. None of the others have registered yet.
  3. Poll: Re: Battle of the Declarations - original EdT or Parfum?

    I liked Essence best.
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    Re: The Spice!

    Spice Blend by Dior is an upscale Spicebomb.
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    Re: Ebay creed aventus safe seller?

    I wont buy any frags from Russia on ebay. $100 for Aventus would be a huge red flag. If I were to wish to buy it it would pobably be grey market.
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    Re: Acqua Di Gio Profumo

    Its average longevity for me. A little better than the EDT.
  7. Re: Male's 35-40, would you wear A&F Fierce?

    Im 35. No for me. Im probably in its original demo, but i poo pooed it then. Im less judgy now, but it still just smells to youthful for me to be super comfortable in. I might try it again someday....
  8. Re: I have yet to try out Montale fragrances. Which ones should I sample?

    I cant believe Aoud Cuir d'Arabie is not mentioned earlier, though Diamondflame kept it from being competely absent. It is animalic, leathery. I wouldnt suggest it as something knowing tspencers...
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    Re: Armani - Eau de Cedre

    Ive sampled it a couple times. I didnt find it feminine. It is cedarish, and that is not something that usually smells super feminine. I havent developed much of an opinion yet beyond broad strokes....
  10. Re: What's trendy on Basenotes currently?

    Semantics are huge right now.

    The natural perfumes are having a moment, with ALD, Bortnikoff, and TNRP. Some indies are making waves, like Rogue, and some straddle the line like Dixit and Zak....
  11. Re: Is Your Top 10 Your IDEAL Top Ten?

    .. aaaaaaand I then bought Oudh Infini. Things change i suppose.
  12. Re: Can you help me find a somewhat affordable cologne that will WOW me?

    Maybe Explorer?
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    Re: Brands faking their color juice

    Id assume most blue, green, purple, and red juices are dyes. Id assume dyes are nearly universal in non clear designer fragrances.
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    Re: Your 2021 Fragrance Balance

    2021 begins with:

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  15. Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Blind testing! Fun!
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    Re: An analogy

    I guess the question is if you have smelled many ALD and Bortnikoffs. I own none. I do prefer more trained compositions generally. But the beautiful ingredients smell vastly different then the...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    I ended with:
    44 bottles
    6 decants
  18. Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Highlights and Accomplishments!!!

    I feel like i grew quite a bit this year, developed and learned. Some synthetics started to grate on me a bit. I attempted to start learning a bit about the perfumers.
    My big goal of last year was...
  19. Re: Your 2019 Fragrance Highlights and Accomplishments!!!

    Didnt think i was gonna get there, but hit my 100th of the year today. 1 day to spare. Lol.
  20. Re: Hows the house of Nishane? Any masterpieces?

    I am not a fan of the house. They do feel composed and of interest, but they have a garrish nature to them all that i have tried that i dont much appreciate. The bases have some chemicals in that rub...
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    Re: Costa Azzura Signature Blend

    I dont really understand it either. And the Aqua line is comperably priced to the signature. So what is the point? Im thinking wider distribution net? And yellow and gold? It was nice as its own...
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    Re: Costa Azzura Signature Blend

    Saw this photo online:
    142424
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    Re: Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas all!!
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    Costa Azzura Signature Blend

    Saw a bottle of Costa Azzura by Tom Ford in a signature blend bottle. It was basically Beau de Jour signature, but gold instead of silver.
    Looks like Costa will follow Ombre Leather and Beau de...
  25. Re: Am I the only one who isn't a fan of ADG?

    I like it quite a bit. The EDT is my favorite, followed by Profumo. Essenza, Absolu, and Instinct are all not my favorite. The EDT drydown is nice, though the opening stays around a long time, and...
  26. Re: Your Most Versatile Fragrances In Your Current Rotation?

    Probably DH 2020 is the most versatile.
  27. Re: Can a bottle of Perfume go bad? Yes it can.

    They can certainly go off. Ive seen a bunch of rotten yellow frags over the years. Since i started collecting again it hasnt happened to me yet, but we shall see.
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    Re: Top 10 as of now

    Yea, my bad. He put the link for part one in part 2, i went in to find my last quote so i could have the requested before and after 2 month change. Mixed my tabs up on reply. Sorry. Just left it cuz,...
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    Re: Top 10 as of now (part 2)

    TOP TEN
    1. Ormonde Elixir
    2. Leather Oud
    3. Arsene Lupin Dandy
    4. TF Men Extreme
    5. Salome
    6. Heritage
    7. Yatagan
    8. Polo
    9. Oud Assam
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    Re: Top 10 as of now

    TOP TEN
    1. Ormonde Elixir
    2. Leather Oud
    3. Arsene Lupin Dandy
    4. TF Men Extreme
    5. Salome
    6. Heritage
    7. Yatagan
    8. Polo
    9. Oud Assam
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain Bottle Imperfections

    that would drive me nuts
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    Re: Fahrenheit feedback

    No matter what, even if we dont care about those kinds of things, earnest positive feedback from the fairer sex is always something that will shade that fragrance positively in your eyes from now on...
  33. Re: Woody/citrus/tobacco/leather/musk Soft Fragrance

    Your description is a bit contradictory. I suggest trying Nasamoto Duro. Kinda reminds me of DHP without the iris. Not exact. But from your description, that is my recomendation.
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    Re: Thoughts on a sweet coffee scent?

    Polo Red Extreme has a nice coffee note, though its not really a coffee frag. Dior Vetiver as well, but thats expensive and hard to find.
  35. Re: Anyone familiar with Ganymede by Marc-Antoine Barrois?

    main notes, hard to pin down. ambroxan saffron i think.
  36. Re: Help me on my next purchase for my collection

    missing leather and vetiver

    i suggest Original Vetiver
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    Poll: Re: HELP ME PICK please :)

    Ultra Male. I think this fits your criteria.
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    Re: Changing my fragrance

    Fahrenheit is awesome
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    Re: My Mystery Bottle..Help Me

    This was a fun little game of detective. I tried to find it to no avail. Chuck, nice work!
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    Re: Strongest Mancera

    nothing. if Red Tobacco is not strong enough for you, the scent you are looking for is not a perfume. It is among the strongest things I have smelled. I will say you probably cannot smell...
  41. Re: Is there a note you think is saturating the market?

    I feel like the woody ambers gotta be smelling vastly different to different people. I know my sensativity to some of them has grown over the years.
    D&G K
    TdH Vetiver
    Sultan Vetiver
    Beau de Jour...
  42. Re: Is there a note you think is saturating the market?

    Amberwood.
    Tonka.
    Pink pepper.
    Green apple.

    Pink pepper smells good, the others are notes that usually turn me off.
  43. Re: Choosing interview fragrance from my collection

    1 sray Dior Homme Cologne under your shirt. 1 spray is fine, but 0 is better than 2. Negatives make a bigger impresion. Unless it is an ultra competitive job you are interviewing for. If there are...
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    Re: Best masculine fragrance.

    Polo
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    Re: Your 500ml Wardrobe

    Because Id still want bottles id go for 50ml ones. I disqualified if they didnt come in that size.
    1. Fahrenheit EDT
    2. Dior Homme EDT
    3. Heritage EDT
    4. Ormonde Elixir
    5. AdG EDT
    6. Tom Ford...
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    Re: If not Creed, then who?

    I assume you arent looking for all natural perfume since you are using Creed as an example. High quality ingredients, they are on par with Guerlain. So nice quality ingredients that arent neccesarily...
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    Niche Essence

    30 percent off everything. Good deal. Amouage, Xerjoff, and Dusita in stock.
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    Re: mancera roses vanille....no

    I haven't tried it. Besides for educational purposes I generally don't sample Mancera fragrances. I'm not really a fan in general. They all seem ham fisted to me. But, if you're saying it is...
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    Re: Most charismatic cologne?

    Probably Aventus I suppose. I has a certain charm that has won over many dedicated fans. Others that would be in the running based on the criteria provided by the textbook definition would be...
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    Re: All things Rania J.

    I have Oud Assam. It is fantastic, though it can be a bit sweet. T. Habanero is fantastic. It is everything Tobacco Oud dreamed it could be. Those are the only two ive tried, and they are both...
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    Re: Anybody find black friday deals?

    The twisted lily one is pretty decent.
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    Re: Anybody find black friday deals?

    Has anyone seen anything this year that has caught their eye?
  53. Re: TF Ombre Leather Vs Tuscan Leather

    I would agree that the blending is better done in the Ombre.


    Lol. I actually really like Cuir Intense. It took me a bit. There was an initial phase where I was just sad that it was so sweet...
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    Re: Worth a blind buy?

    Polo might smell a bit old. Bleu de Chanel is a fantastic fragrance here. It is probably the best all around safest blind buy of anything you can try. Maybe look at Ultra Male, or Spicebomb...
  55. Re: Fresh and Clean fragrances ( Between Guerlain Colognes and GreenFresh Mugler cologne,Encre N.Spo

    Honestly one of my favorite ive tried in the classic cologne style is Guerlain Ideal Cologne. It was really nice, and it was super cheap to boot. 1.7 is on fragrancenet now for like $30ish. I got...
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    Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    I dont feel those emotions that deeply. Im not against it. Its fine. Guys can cry. I dont though, generally speaking, even when im really sad, like immediate family death. Im dry. So no, perfumes do...
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    Re: Musc Koublai Khan?

    L'animal Sauvage is pretty close to. You gotta like than le labo lab bottle chic asthetic tho. Those cork caps are atrocious. They renamed the whole line. Marlou scents rock.
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    Re: Musc Koublai Khan?

    Smells like Kiehls. More complex and some slight piss in the back, but Kiehls is the main smell.
  59. Re: New Dior Homme Flanker Your Thoughts ?

    My thoughts are its not a flanker. New pillar.
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    Re: Spicebomb viktor and rolf

    Both fine. Spicebomb is a tobacco pink pepper frag. Extreme is a tobacco tonka vanilla frag. Extreme is stronger, but both are huge. Both are mass pleasing.
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    Re: Need to Edit my Sample List

    OE is somewhat sweet, though i think its a worthy sample.
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    Re: Here's another "Hello World" post

    Terre d'Hermes Parfum
  63. Re: Patchouli dominant fragrances under $50 ???

    Givenchy Gentleman Originale
    Available at fragrancenet for $45ish
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    Re: Fragrantica? Is that you?

    Holy horrible. I liked to check reviews to get a broad picture. The main notes was a great feature that showed what the main accord would be. More accurate than a regular pyramid from the company. I...
  65. Re: I can't believe I've never smelled Heritage..

    I dont find any similarities in abee rouge, vetiver, and air i taj
    Its the best one. Patchouli leather tobacco. One foot in the past, one in the present. Full of class. Id say its a solid question...
  66. Re: Recdations next purchase ( Bottega Veneta, Fahrenheit,Le Male Essence, Leather Blend )

    Fahrenheit>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>all

    vui is alright
  67. Re: Nishane Ani - I think I fell for the hype.

    One spray from a sample on my shoulder stuck for about 18 hours, and projected hard. It was really effusive and active. It sort of danced as well. All this from a dark gourmand coffee. It will get...
  68. Re: Hyped up fragrances by Youtubers you fell for?

    None that i can think of. But i dont tread the path most of them seem to. And i generally sample, so that also insulates me.
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    Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    I can smell it. Very sweet and pink. Not my favorite. It is piercing, heavy and see through at the same time. Its very contrdictory. It doesnt give me a headache or anything, but it almost seems to...
  70. Poll: Re: Versace Pour Homme / Versace Dylan Blue / MontBlanc Explorer

    Explorer.
  71. Re: Rose and Frankincense for men fragrance search - why is this combination so unusual?

    Aramis caligraphy rose comes to mind
  72. Re: The origin of the oud craze in the US

    lots of the oud fragrances out there are junk that the word oud is thrown on to try to sell something. There are many decent frags with the oud word used. Any time they try to go for some woody...
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    Re: Tom Ford Extreme

    im generally not in favor of backups. my thought is that if I love it enough after ive burned through a bottle that I will be willing to pay a little more to get another one. the money I save is...
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    Re: Scent trials

    Ive only tried the first 2. If i had to pick one it would be the Tauer
  75. Re: What am I missing? Where have warm, 'ambery' masculine fragrances gone?

    man+amber= mamber? Manber?

    the problem i think is that theyve significantly sweetened the ambers in the designer realm

    brown bottles:
    adg absolu
    adg instinct
    stronger with you
    code profumo...
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    Re: Wardrobe Malfunction

    not what I thought this thread was gonna be about when i clicked in... :grin:
  77. Re: Recommend me a full on masculine I should try!

    Mancera Black Gold

    $15.74 for 8ml from maxaroma. No tax or shipping.
  78. Re: Love It, Like It or Indifferent...a wardrobe review

    Hijack. Have you tried the Ormonde Elixir? I recommend.
  79. Re: Sampled 20+ Niche Fragrances, Looking for Insights

    Overall, the trend moves less sweet as it drops in points though this is not exact. I'm suprised that Musc Ravageur is as far down as it is with Naxos being so high. Not smelling the same, just...
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    Re: Tom Ford Extreme

    velvet orchid is fairly nice
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    Re: Herbal/aromatic fragrances?

    Couple of designers come to mind

    Michael Kors Extreme Speed
    Gucci Guilty Cologne
  82. Re: Tom Ford Noir Extreme vs Tom Ford Noir pour femme

    I'm interested to smell this when fragrances come back to stores. I don't remember smelling the femme version, but Shalimar is really nice, so I'd be willing to give it a sniff.
  83. Re: you have $300..do you buy 1 niche or 5-10 designer fragrances?

    You have already zeroed in on targets, and have a collection backbone. With this in mind, I am 100% voting for the 1 or 2 niche.
  84. Re: Is DHI worth it even if you dont like it?

    No.
  85. Re: you have $300..do you buy 1 niche or 5-10 designer fragrances?

    Me personally, niche. Im not sure that would be what id recomend though. It depends on what you enjoy. I follow my fragrance whims. If you are gonna blow 300 on a niche tho id spring for a sample.
  86. Re: Wish there was a Burberry London EDP version

    I understand the sentiment. It smells good, but its weak. If there was enough of a market and they did release an EDP it would probably suck though. Ramp up the tonka and sweetness, unbalance the...
  87. Re: Love It, Like It or Indifferent...a wardrobe review

    26 love
    8 like
    2 indifferent
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    Re: Effectiveness of fragrances

    I don't have lots of longevity issues. At least not in my opinion. I do consider longevity important though. In my experience, when I've tried putting lotion on before a frag (or after as Roger...
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    Re: Dior Dune vs. Dior Jules

    I'm ashamed to say i havent tried either one. I should just blind buy. I tried to order a sample of Dune once, but ordered the femme version. Dior Dune, not Dior Dune Pour Homme. Dior Dune is really...
  90. Re: I am Newbie Building a Collection. Help me.

    D&G The One EdP
    Dior Homme Intense
    Sauvage edT
    Bleu de Chanel EdP
    JPG Ultra Male
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    Re: Top 10 as of now

    1. Arsene Lupin Dandy
    2. Ormonde Elixir
    3. Salome
    4. Tom Ford For Men Extreme
    5. Oud Assam
    6. Oud Wood Extreme
    7. Cuir Intense
    8. Leather Oud
    9. Maai
    10. Yatagan
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    Re: Leather and a journey

    Masque Milano Hemingway - I think this is the fragrance.

    Others to think about:
    Freetrapper - Fits, but its a bit weak.
    Timbuktu
    Dzing
    GGA - Not super safe.
    Joboy Private Label - Niche GGA...
  93. Re: The sexiest most sophisticated head turning scent on a woman

    +1

    Also,
    L'heure Bleu
    Samsara
    Shalimar

    They might not be the most modern, but they are sofisticated and beautiful. I recently tried Dior Dune, and I loved it, but it is kinda fruity floral....
  94. Re: Atelier des Ors Lune feline VS MFK Grand Soir

    Holy. Gotta be a reform, or anosmia to a chemical in it,. I have next day longevity, but thats as a skin scent. But this scent is so thick it almost smells like gobs of something. It is so very...
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    Re: Your best blind buy ever

    Ormonde Elixir. Just fantastic.
  96. Re: Initio Oud for Greatness ? is it Really that Great ?

    Its Viking meets BR540. Id hazard to say if your BR540 then youd like this one too. Its available on grey market for like $200 i think. It is very much like a PdM, and thats not a compliment.
  97. Re: *NEW* Guerlain Bois Mystérieux (2019)

    Joy Amin just did a review on this. He said it smells like By The Fireplace, Grand Soir, and Bois d'Argent. I dont agree with anything there. Ive not smelled BTF, but the other three smell nothing...
  98. Poll: Re: MFK Poll (APOM / Oud / Baccarat Rouge EDP)

    For a man
    Oud=APOM>BR540

    Woman
    BR540>Oud>APOM

    I like Oud. As with nearly all MFK, its a bit loud. His handling of oud is really good though. Hes got good polish. None of his fragrances have...
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    Re: Fragrance du Bois

    talk to me a liitle bit about the attars people. Anybody whos tried them, how are they? i saw something about synthetic oud. they real or synthetic? how do they wear? these are blind buy...
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    Re: Zoologist - Thoughts and Comments

    Brand is pretty good. Im usually interested to try them. Havent moved to purchase anything yet. Good quality in just about everything ive tried. To me, Hyrax is trash.
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