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    Re: SOTW: September

    I'm on day two in a row of Dior Cuir Cannage. I might wear this one all week, as well, as I do love it. I don't really need to learn this one in the same way, though, as I've already worn it a fair...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020

    Christian Dior Cuir Cannage

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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 21st September, 2020

    Christian Dior Cuir Cannage

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  4. Re: Initio’s Oud for Greatness deserves more recognition

    A year and a half ago when I first tried it, I thought it was great.

    A few weeks ago, I dug out my sample recently and tried it again for the first time in at least a year. This time, I didn't...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I spent all week wearing Kiste, and then on Friday night I went to dinner and wore Egoiste. I wore Patchouli 24 yesterday. Today, I wanted something less intense, so I went with Bois d'Argent. Damn,...
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    Re: Looking for By Kilian Coffin

    Coffin?

    Um, you mean coffret?
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    Re: The Quest for Fig

    Christian Dior Balade Sauvage is a wonderful fig with great longevity.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 20th September, 2020

    Christian Dior Bois d'Argent

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    Re: SOTW: September

    Yes. One more day.

    I was light on the trigger today, and I loved it. A little bit really goes a long way with Slumberhouse.

    I'm still really excited to wear something different, though.
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    Re: SOTW: September

    I definitely think this can be a bit much for regular daily wear at the moment. Maybe in the dead of winter it's not too much, but right now with the weather mainly in the 60s and 70s, the richness...
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    Re: No idea which fragrance to wear.

    Go naked.
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    Re: SOTW: September

    I already feel like this week could be intense. One day in and it's like I'm drunk on these rich peaches.
  13. Re: Fragrance Categorization: Redefining what is Niche, Designer, Drug-store

    Well, I think it's a mistake to equate niche with higher quality, but many people do that. Just because a particular house focuses only on fragrances doesn't mean they're any better at what they're...
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    Re: SOTW: September

    This week will be fun: Slumberhouse Kiste.

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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 13th September, 2020

    Chanel Coromandel

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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    That's interesting because for me Kiste is very much late summer in a bottle. It's definitely nice in cold weather--it's nice all the time--but from the moment I first sniffed it, it reminded me of...
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    Re: Post Covid Meetup

    We've done it before in Chicago, and we've done it via Zoom and have a group chat. I'm sure we'll meet up in person again when we can...whenever that is.
  18. Re: Fragrance Categorization: Redefining what is Niche, Designer, Drug-store

    You categorize Guerlain as a niche company, which only makes fragrances, but Guerlain has made much more than just fragrances for a very long time.
  19. Re: What is the one fragrance that, if given the chance, you'd force other fragheads to try?

    Profumum Roma Note di Profumum Meraviglia

    I wouldn't want to force someone to try something that can be found at any of the approximately 50 bajillion Sephoras in the world. I'd choose Meraviglia...
  20. Re: Fredric Malle's Dries Van Noten vs Le Labo Thé Noir 29

    This.
  21. Re: Your Current Favorite Fresh/Aquatic Fragrances Niche/Designer?

    Not really into aquatics much, but one I really love is Profumum Roma Acqua di Sale.

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  22. Re: Help my next purchase! Tom Ford Mandarino di Amalfi vs Le Labo Thé Noir 29

    The Noir 29. It'll last way longer than the Tom Ford.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    It's cool and rainy today, and I wanted something snuggly, so I went with Musc Ravageur. It turns out I haven't worn it in four months. I really love this fragrance.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th September, 2020

    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur

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    Re: SOTW: September

    Yeah, I realize now that when I had many fewer perfumes and really just used one at a time as a signature, I really got to know them and that's why they're such favorites of mine. Now I acquire so...
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    Re: SOTW: September

    Day four of my week of Poivre 23, and I'm really glad I did this. I'm still getting whiffs of it late in the day, and it's really quite wonderful. It's surprising me much more than I anticipated as...
  27. Re: Frederic Malle's Dawn vs. The Night: Which is better and why?

    Yeah, The Moon is my favorite is the Desert Gems.
  28. Re: Out Of These Three, Which Do You Find Best For All Occasion/Compliments In The Fall/Winter?

    Ambre Nuit by far.

    People always love that when I wear it.
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    Re: SOTW: September

    I really love Poivre 23, but I'm also really looking forward to wearing something different after this week is over.
  30. Re: Best place to start with L'homme Ideal series?

    I'd start with either the EdT or the EdP.

    I would really test it first, though. On paper, they seem like fragrances that would be right up my alley, but whenever I've put them on skin, I've been...
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    Re: SOTW: September

    Day 2 of Poivre 23. It's really wonderful to catch whiffs of this throughout the day.
  32. Re: Is tom ford black orchid good for interview ?

    No. I would go with nothing.

    You can always wear something AFTER the interview.

    If you want to risk turning off the interviewer--and people can be turned off by many, many different and even...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 8th September, 2020

    Le Labo Poivre 23

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    Re: Aventus 10th Anniversary Edition

    The bottle wouldn't be so bad without that huge Aventus badge front and center like that. Simply the triangle pattern would have looked nice.
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    Re: Aventus 10th Anniversary Edition

    Honestly, though, if they were to do that, I would totally get it. There are lots of dudebros who are very...weird...about that perfume. I wouldn't blame a company for taking advantage of them.
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    Re: SOTW: September

    Since I just got Le Labo Poivre 23, I think I'm gonna give it a go for this entire week so that I can learn more about it.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 7th September, 2020

    Le Labo Poivre 23

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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 6th September, 2020

    SOTE: Baruti Perverso

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  39. Re: Adding another Frederic Malle to my collection 'Dries van Noten vs Dan Tes Bras vs Monsieur'

    I really love Music for a While, but it seems to be pretty divisive. People either love it or hate it.

    Of the three he has listed, I'd rank them as follows:

    Monsieur
    Dans Tes Bras
    Dries Van...
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    Re: Current guilty pleasure?

    Right.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Honestly, I wanted to go with Feve Delicieuse or Mitzah today since it's currently 60 degrees, and Mitzah is the way bigger bottle, so that's what picked up.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th September, 2020

    I didn't. I knew it would probably wear away quickly and just leave me with Vetiver, and I was fine with that. Plus, I'm too lazy to reapply unless I've done something like shower or bathe.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 6th September, 2020

    Christian Dior Mitzah

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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th September, 2020

    I liked it. The Cologne Royale doesn't last long, but it adds a nice touch.
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    Re: Woody Vanilla fragrances recomendations

    Le Labo Poivre 23 and Patchouli 24
    OK Fine Fragrances VBO Double Vanilla (VBO = vanilla bourbon oak)
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    When my sister picked up Dior Vetiver for me last fall, the Dior rep gave her a deluxe sample of Cologne Royale and suggested that I layer the two of them together, so that's why I'm doing it today.
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    Re: Advice needed - fragrance for date

    I wouldn't think about what she or he might like. I would think about what YOU will like. The better and more relaxed you feel, the more attractive you will be. You might be wearing a perfume that...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th September, 2020

    Unless that counter is in Paris or still has old stock, I don't think you'll be finding it, unfortunately.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th September, 2020

    Today is fun.

    Dior Vetiver with Dior Cologne Royale layered on top.

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  50. Re: Dark scent suggestion to feel like a BOSS

    If you like Arso, which is a beautiful fragrance and one that I love, you can get their 18ml travel spray for around $85.
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    Re: Today I bought September 2020

    Be like me and get both LOL

    Be aware that they're very different fragrances, though. Nuit de Feu is close-to-skin late night sexiness whereas Poivre 23 is easy all day.
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    Re: Why is Guerlain Vetiver so cheap?

    FragranceX.com has carried Frederic Malle for a few years now.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th September, 2020

    Christian Dior Bois d'Argent

    https://fraguru.com/mdimg/perfume/375x500.1377.jpg
  54. Re: What’s Your Favorite Louis Vuitton Fragrance?

    I'm honestly a little surprised at all the love for Afternoon Swim. I thought it was completely unremarkable when I tried it. The only one of the summer colognes that I thought was in any way...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2020

    I did. No way do I need the 100ml bottle. I was even considering getting the 15ml bottle because if I liked two of them enough, I could get two 15mls for less than one 50ml bottle. I just don't think...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 3rd September, 2020

    Christian Dior Ambre Nuit

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    Re: Today I bought September 2020

    Thank you. I first tried it last year during the City Exclusives event and couldn't really stop thinking about it every now and then over the course of the past year, especially knowing that it'd be...
  58. Re: Rethinking my thoughts that colognes are seasonal

    If I held a seasonal view for fragrances, then I'd never have realized that some of my fragrances that others think are strictly for winter or fall are actually amazing in the summer.

    For...
  59. Re: Any decent budget resinous/balsamic fragrances?

    Define "budget." What is a budget fragrance to some people is a reach for others.
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    Re: Best from Dior Privee Collection?

    I don't (think I) know Cuir Mauresque--I don't remember it if I've tried it--but I disagree about Ambre Sultan. I know a lot of people like Ambre Sultan, but the spices in it don't quite work for me....
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    Re: Best from Dior Privee Collection?

    Well, that stipulation isn't part of the original question. Many people have been listing Cuir Cannage, and that's only been available in Paris for a while now, too. Granville has long been gone from...
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    Re: Best from Dior Privee Collection?

    Vetiver has not been discontinued. I have a bottle of Vetiver that was purchased in Paris last fall and a bottle of Mitzah that was purchased in Paris in February.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2020

    Oops. Wrong thread.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020

    Le Labo Poivre 23

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    Re: Best from Dior Privee Collection?

    Vetiver is easier for a man than all of the above, I think.

    Now that I have a decant and a full bottle of Mitzah, I have to add that to my faves.
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    Re: Today I bought September 2020

    Le Labo Poivre 23

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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 1st September, 2020

    Louis Vuitton Ombre Nomade

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    Re: Most worn in August 2020

    Everything else was one wear.



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    Poivre 23 by Le Labo
    4 wears
  69. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    10 sprays of AdP Bergamotto di Calabria

    Because whatever. I never overspray, but I'll make an exception for this since the 150ml bottle was given to me for free by a nice SA and this fragrance...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 31st August, 2020

    Acqua di Parma Bergamotto di Calabria

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    Re: Profumum Roma

    I visited one of their boutiques each day while I was in Rome last summer, and they do not sell samples. They did encourage lots of sampling in store, though, which is one reason why I went back so...
  72. Re: Help Me With My Next Purchase - Something for Fall

    I would go with Chanel Egoiste or Guerlain Heritage over any of the MFK line, which I find terribly overrated.
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    Re: Newest Louis Vuitton - Meteore!

    I think the comments about it being boring are understandable as, just as I said, the composition is not the most exciting. I like it because it's very well done for what it is. There are plenty of...
  74. Re: What’s Your Favorite Louis Vuitton Fragrance?

    I think Nouveau Monde is my favorite, though I do own and love both Ombre Nomade and Nuit de Feu.

    The next from the men's line that I like are Orage and Meteore. I don't own either of those, but...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    It's in the 70s today, and I was in the mood for a spicy oriental, like Mitzah, so...

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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 30th August, 2020

    Christian Dior Mitzah

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    Re: Looking for advice for my next haul

    The Chanel and the Prada Amber.

    Individuel sucks for me. All it does is give me a headache every time I wear it. It's not even worth the $20 I paid for the bottle.
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    Re: Your worst performing frag in rotation?

    Very unfortunate. It lasts and lasts on my skin. Love catching that drydown late in the day and in the evening.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    It's fun. I'd do it more often, but I dress pretty casually most of the time. I just make sure the perfume is always bangin'.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Dior Feve Delicieuse because it's somewhat cool tonight and my shirt is Dior and I wanted to match.
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    Re: Spring/Summer Versatile Signature Scent

    Those are definitely the best from your list, IMO. As I said, I love Bois d'Argent more than any of them, but those two Creeds are not bad choices.

    If you think of fragrances in a seasonal...
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    Re: Your worst performing frag in rotation?

    I typically don't buy bottles of fragrances that don't perform well on my skin. I was given Akro Smoke, though, and while I love it, I do wish it projected a bit more.
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    Re: rag & bone

    I picked up a few samples at the rag & bone store near me. They're okay. Amber is probably the best one. I'm not sure I'd ever need a full bottle of any of them.
  84. Re: Your opinions on the safest 'blind buy' perfume you've ever made?

    Same. I've tried sampling BdC and Sauvage many many times. BdC is just boring and Sauvage grosses me out to the point that I always have to wash it off after wearing it for a short time.

    I don't...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 28th August, 2020

    Madhat Scents Under the Shade of Santal
  86. Re: Your opinions on the safest 'blind buy' perfume you've ever made?

    The only completely blind buys I've done were Dior Vetiver and Guerlain Habit Rouge EdP.

    Both of them turned out to be total home runs.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I'm about to go on a picnic and it's been so hot here lately, and Acqua di Sale is great in the heat.
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    Re: Newest Louis Vuitton - Meteore!

    I haven't worn it many times, but I think it's really nice. I might have to get a full bottle. I like it more than most of the others LV has for men. It's not the most unique composition, but it's...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 28th August, 2020

    Profumum Roma Acqua di Sale

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    Re: ADG Profumo vs Others

    Personally, I'd go with Aventus over all of those.
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    Re: Frederic Malle : Promise

    I like it, but I think I like The Moon more.
  92. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Because of the difficulty of sampling fragrances at the store (they won't let us touch any of the bottles and they won't spray perfume on our skin for us to try it), the SA at Le Labo gave me a...
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    Re: Unsweet chocolate & Woody Fragrances ?

    I don't think it smells like chemicals. It's very comforting and easy to wear. I wore it a ton last winter/spring.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 27th August, 2020

    :thumbsup:

    I'll be picking it up next week, as well.
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    Re: Unsweet chocolate & Woody Fragrances ?

    I really love Akro Dark--I didn't think I'd love a chocolate fragrance so much--but I don't think it's woody. It's more nutty to me, and I do think it's a bit sweet. For a woody chocolate, I'd...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 27th August, 2020

    Le Labo Poivre 23

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 26th August, 2020

    SOTE: Louis Vuitton Nuit de Feu

    This one is sexy af.

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  98. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I've never been that impressed with Triad until today. I was walking around in the heat earlier and catching whiffs of it, and it is beautiful.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 26th August, 2020

    Bortnikoff Triad

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

    Amouage Fate Man. I can imagine that the opening is too much for some people, but I think this fragrance is fantastic.
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