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  1. Re: what are your guidlines for picking fragrance for spring, summer, fall, and winter?

    Few to none so far. Apart from avoiding heavy leathery/animalic, sweet gourmand and/or too pungently exotic spices in sweltering summer heat (but even there, mostly in the 30-40 Celsius and...
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    Re: Do you like the current Dior Homme Sport?

    Actually quite a bit, regarding both the scent and the performance gotten from this
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Old Spice in the vintage splash bottle EDT version
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    10 dabs from a splash bottle of Old Spice EDT
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th March, 2021

    SOTE: Old Spice EDT
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    Re: Powdery lavender scents

    Also adding Endymion EDC by Penhaligon's, Ungaro Man Silver and the Blue Beard's Revenge EDT
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th March, 2021

    SOTD Denim Musk
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    Re: your favorite CHEAP fragrance

    Since Ungaro III was mentioned, also its flankers Oud, Parfum Aromatique as well as Gold & Bold
  9. Re: The NEW Phone Books here! The NEW Phone Books here! CARON L'ANARCHISTE

    Congratulations and enjoy!

    A truly great buy, providing often inexpensively (actually in the case of most if not nearly all offline and online retailers of this fragrance) a luxurious, mature...
  10. Re: Hi. I'm Looking For A "Modern Chypre" - Can You Help Me?

    Welcome!

    Also adding Chypre and Hesperide from the 7 Parfums Capitaux range by Jovoy Paris.

    As well as some of the fresher EDC style smart-casual scents from the Blu Mediterraneo range by...
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    Re: Strong and Natural Lasting Pine Scent

    Also adding Krizia Uomo and Yatagan by Caron
  12. Re: What smells like a luxury wooden watch box?

    Among others, in no particular order:

    niche and/or vintage - Feminite du Bois in the Shiseido and/or Lutens version, maybe also some of the scents in the 7 Parfums Capitaux range by Jovoy
    ...
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    Re: Alternative to Dior Homme Eau?

    Apart from the Sport flanker, also adding the Cologne flanker from the Dior Homme range
  14. Re: Im Stuck, suggest me a new Spring/Summer scent - trying to stay around $100 for 100ml or less

    Many great ideas beginning with the initial post and amply completed by equally informative replies, also adding:
    Best of Chevignon, Lalique White, Eau des Missions by Le Couvent des Minimes, Dior...
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    Re: Thank you to BN

    Some of the best both blind and also among previously tested thoroughly buys were thanks to BN recommendations, knowledge and kind, generous advice
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    8 sprays of One Man Show
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    One Man Show
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 3rd March, 2021

    One Man Show
  19. Re: Reformulation thoughts on Red for Men by GIorgio of Beverly Hills.

    Most likely only got to buy, own and use this fragrance after its reformulation and still altogether quite glad (in addition to its inexpensive price) about its performance and actual scent
  20. Re: Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme : which formulation is this one ?

    Happening to own a bottle identical to the in the first and the 18th post-likely a version subsequent to the initial vintage one
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    Re: Code Parfumo & YSL La Nuit

    Out of these two, still happening to like YSL La Nuit a bit more-maybe more so in its EDP flanker with some added longevity.
    While otherwise still having to test both this version of Code and the...
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    Re: Masculine Tropical perfumes?

    Also adding Kenzo Jungle and Joop Nightflight
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    Re: Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere

    While liking this one indeed very much, personally and subjectively (thus at the risk of being inaccurate/wrong) considering this one a tad less unisex than No. 19 or Cristalle by the same house
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    Re: Classic Scent

    If having to choose only one of these, it would be likely a close combat between Azzaro PH and Paco Rabanne - though liking RL Polo green as well, still having the feeling of getting the most out of...
  25. Re: A VERY weird/strange thing happened to me yesterday that caused me to make a PANIC purchase!

    Thank you for sharing the info and glad you found additional info about some backup and/or alternative possibilities
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    Re: Exploring new types of scents

    Thank you for the updates, also adding emo Paris and Franck Boclet as houses worth (re) testing for almost all seasons wear.
    While among single fragrances especially Azzaro PH l'Eau, Best of...
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    Re: about prada infusions ...

    So far got quite good performance from Infusion d'Homme and Infusion de Vetiver
  28. Re: How can someone smell like they have their Sh*t together?

    Maybe any fragrance with both office friendly and inoffensive notes, without coming off as too boring, light, generic, airy or sanitized.
    Luckily most of the French but also Italian, British etc....
  29. Re: Fragrance oddities of their time (Designer)

    Many great suggestions already, also taking the liberty to add austere dry wood fragrances ranging anywhere from the technically No. 19 to R&G Open.
    Showing that almost single note/mono-theme woody...
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    Re: Pick 1 for each

    1- Lalique White

    2- Akkad by Lubin

    3- Sartorial by Penhaligon's
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    Re: Bois Du Portugal is a Disgrace!

    So far, never got low performance from this-though admittedly without any recent retesting for performance
  32. Re: I'm taking a "chance/gamble". Blind buy purchase of CARON "L'Anarchiste".

    From a personal viewpoint alone, inclined to recommend this as a blind buy- regarding both its quality for generally affordable pricing and gradually getting to know your fragrance tastes
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Brut in an older EDT concentration
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    6 sprays of Brut EDT
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021

    Brut EDT
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    Re: Most worn in February 2021

    A direct copy paste from a similar thread, based on the same BN statistics in the order of most frequently worn fragrances during this particular month:



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    Re: Your Most Worn February 2021

    According to BN statistics, in the order of most wears during this particular month:



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    Zino Davidoff by Davidoff
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    6 sprays of Eau de Grey Flannel
  39. Re: Variations on a theme of "Cheap" Fragrances.

    Too many to include, some already aforementioned here.

    In addition to most of the ones mentioned above, the final selection/closest competition would be likely between most Bogarts that are...
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    Re: Kouros: Fougere or Chypre?

    From a personal viewpoint alone, this one might contain elements of both, tending perhaps more towards a fougere.
  41. Re: How sweet is Zino compared to Lapidus pH or Jovan Sex Appeal?

    Moderately sweet, at least from a personal viewpoint alone.
    Mainly because after an initial blast of powdery sandalwood mingled with animalic notes and also quite sweet vanillic and floral ones-...
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    Re: Your favorite cdg?

    So far liked 2Man most and therefore more inclined to recommend this one
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    Re: Honest review of current Eternity

    Thank you for sharing this description and impressions about Eternity.
    So far, the only second thought about its current/recent formulation (s) were about the possibility of lower performance,...
  44. Re: Present Day Vs Past - Which is a better 'age' for fragrances?

    While almost 100% agreeing that past fragrance ages were ideal for chypre, oakmoss, animalic, piney etc. classics and powerhouses, not entirely disappointed about the current fragrance age either. ...
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    Around 9 sprays of Zino
  46. Re: Old School yes, but I LOVE the smell of "Z-14"

    Thank you for sharing this post, relating even more so since both Z-14 are 1-12 long term personal favorites.

    With Z-14 being even more of a personal favorite would still own and purchase...
  47. Re: doubt about dior homme sauvage parfum 2012

    Tending to believe that the Eau Sauvage Perfume did not go bad, however it far more that its myrrh notes might seem a bit too linear and simple (having never been bothered by this detail so far)-also...
  48. Re: Can a vintage go bad only in its base, with top notes remaining perfect?

    From personal experience, did so far only notice rather the opposite-the top and to a lesser extent occasionally the mid notes being likelier affected, while the base intact
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    Re: Vintage Avon Wild Country Versions

    Thank you for the very detailed informative post and extensive pictures of Wild Country.
    While familiar especially with the sweeter current version still happen to like, also do know the vintage...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th February, 2021

    Zino
  51. Re: Best scent when eating in a seafood restaurant?

    Maybe anything apart from too heavy, formal, sweet/gourmand and/or leathery scents.
    However something fresh, be it of the aquatic type like Insese Ultramarine or most male Kenzo, minty like Cartier...
  52. Re: What fragrance would you wear to a gathering of a bunch of aging old dudes from high school?

    Not exactly knowing what to recommend, likely needing to know further specifics before any decision/advice- most likely to choose one of the most classic scents in the lineup
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport still good?

    From a personal viewpoint alone, tending to second any opinion so far about still getting decent performance from this scent
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    Re: Scents to wear while running?

    If not going completely unscented (but wearing an efficient deodorant), would most likely go for something like Chrome or Mugler Cologne
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Thank you for the reply. In the end went with for On El incidentally and also happened to like its twin scent On Ella - a wonderfully rich but also fresh early 2000s versatile Mediterranean scent,...
  56. Re: Regrets Over Fragrances Sold, Traded or Discarded

    Having sold, traded and/or discarded few to almost no scents so far and especially not the scent lineup's abridged version/dream team of long term personal favorites (unless there were too many...
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    Re: Shelf life of citrus heavy fragrances?

    Although do not own vintage citrus fragrances that old yet (or if so, at least unaware of this), did not notice in any scent of at least one if not a few decades of age containing citrus notes or...
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    Re: Mysterious morphing cloud

    Among the pricier ones, perhaps Zarkoperfume Molecule No 8.

    Among the more affordable options, Guerlain Homme Intense and most of the Homme as well as l'Homme Ideal range, surprisingly the quite...
  59. Re: Hello Basenotes! My modest collection grows. Need suggestions.

    Already a great collection, to the point that it may be difficult to find something else highly different from these that stands out as a scent wardrobe highlight - since your current lineup is...
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    Re: Newbie Observations!

    Great recommendations already, also adding most of the Xerjoff scents, especially if in the Shooting Stars and XJ series, Fougere Royale by Houbigant, Sartorial by Penhaligon's, Amouage Bracken, most...
  61. Re: What’s the best classic fragrance they reissued in an Intense or Parfum form?

    Great names already, also adding Lalique Homme as EDP (though released almost instantly with its EDT version), several Guerlains like Habit Rouge EDP, the EDP concentrations of Hermes modern classics...
  62. Re: Mugler Cologne or "Come together", what kind of musk fragrance are they?

    Being only familiar with the White Musk among the scents mentioned, apart from owning Mugler Cologne, would even go perhaps a step further and compare this fresh scent by Mugler to a few more fresh...
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    Re: An evening scent plus one....

    Maybe also something like Boucheron pour Homme EDP, Lalique Homme EDP, Guerlain Homme Intense and/or Eau Boisee, Voyage d'Hermes Parfum - all of these easily on budget and fitting both the evening...
  64. Re: Looking for a Versatile Signature Scent with Solid Performance.

    Great suggestions already, also adding Azzaro Visit, Dior Dune PH, various TDH flankers like Eau Fraiche and Eau Intense Vetiver, Creed OV, Chanel Egoiste Platinum, Eau de Rochas
  65. Re: I've never had a light summer scent. TDH is the closest I've come

    Also adding Lalique White, Best of Chevignon, Azzaro pour Homme l'Eau among the brightest non aquatic, nor (coconut/other fruit notes type of sweet) light summer scents currently available
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    Re: Recommend an "Office Friendly" Patchouli

    In addition to so many great suggestions, also adding the admittedly minimal patchouli notes in quite however office friendly scents like:
    Yardley Citrus & Wood, Sartorial by Penhaligon's, vintage...
  67. Re: Current Polo Green or vintage Jaguar for Men (wood cap)?

    Inclined to recommend either with no second thoughts-however slightly inclined even more towards the Polo.
    Because of having paradoxically owned and/or tested both the vintage and the current...
  68. Re: Chanel Bleu EDT vs Creed Mi - What would you wear in the Summer heat ??

    Another vote for the MI out of these two
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    8 sprays of On El
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th February, 2021

    On El by J del Pozo
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Though owning the masculine version of Giorgio Beverly Hills Red with its plethora of notes (not necessarily as a disadvantage, quite the opposite) still torn between this one and J del Pozo On El,...
  72. Re: Scents Where You Hate the Top Notes but LOVE the Drydown

    So far never encountered any scent yet whose top notes did hate.

    However was underwhelmed quite often by the mere opening of various designer and niche male scents, only to be rewarded for each...
  73. Re: how many sprays do you use for silver mountain water and most creeds? do creeds perform well?

    While still unaware as to how SMW performs, most of the other Creeds personally tested and/or owned so far did perfectly well even with few sprays (at least by the standards of an over sprayer) like...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - February 2021

    Actually did some revisiting of an old favorite rather than testing something completely new: namely retesting Avon Wild Country.
    A still solid classic scent of satisfactory performance and quality...
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    Re: Your dumb reach for spring/summer?

    Among others but not exclusively seconding Mugler Cologne, but also adding Lalique White and Best of Chevignon
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    Poll: Re: Which Cologne to Pick?

    Either Eau d Issey or its Intense flanker
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    Re: Up in Smoke

    Also adding Derrick by Orlane and R&G Open as smoky sandalwood/various wood note (s) fragrances
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    Re: Best Cypress scent.

    Seconding especially Cipresso di Toscana
  79. Re: Xerjoff Nio vs 40 knots vs heeley sel marin for Mediterranean island

    Definitely preferring and thus recommending the fresh, simple yet classy complexity of Nio as the favored choice among these
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    8 sprays of Zara 9.0
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021

    Zara 9.0
  82. Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport 2020+ Batches Review.

    Happened to have tested this fragrance in the 2020 batch a few times already so far.
    And did not notice subjectively, personally and thus admittedly with no guarantee for 100% accuracy any...
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    Re: Lalique Pour Homme

    While the performance is good, little to no risk (s) of over spraying this one.
    All in all, congratulations for this highly rewarding choice- a both great value for its price and good performance...
  84. Re: Have you ever had second thoughts when about to start tearing off the cellophane of a vintage?

    None so far-mostly because so far the majority of vintages did come without cellophane wrapping anyway.

    But even if the wrapping was there-never considered these so much an investment and/or...
  85. Re: Jimmy Choo Man Ice is a NICE backup for Dior Homme Cologne

    Happening to like DHC quite a bit, never tested the Jimmy Choos fragrance so far to realize that this might be an interesting alternative option-thank you for recommending this one, if also...
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    Re: Recommendations would be appreciated male

    Great recommendations already mentioned on this thread, also adding in no further particular order:
    TDH Eau Intense Vetiver and Voyage d'Hermes EDP by Hermes, l'Occitane Eau de Vetyver, Creed Royal...
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    Re: Summer recommendations

    While unfamiliar with the respective D&G scents, also adding Mandarine Ambree by Hermes, Jaguar for Men (green bottle) by Jaguar, Monotheme Venezia Mandarino, to a possible (re) testing list
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    Re: Jacques Fath Fragrances

    The price remains quite good for a sample set irrespective of the gender the respective fragrances are intended for
  89. Re: Are there any Rojas wearable for a younger man?

    So far, tested Risque and TiAmo without finding them old smelling, though both are one the heavier/high(er) performance side
  90. Poll: Re: What is your favorite Azzaro Pour Homme flanker?

    So far, enjoyed and happen to also own l'Eau and 2013 Summer due to their both very fresh yet also very elegant rendition of a classic timeless designer masculine.
    However also liking nearly...
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    6 sprays of Ambre Noble
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd February, 2021

    Ambre Noble
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    Re: Quality Citrus on this List?

    Other quality citruses in this price range might include:

    Cedrat, Verdon and further l'Occitane scents, Accordo Arancio by l'Erbolario, Eau de Rochas, Boucheron pour Homme EDT and/or EDP,...
  94. Re: Abandoning "The Dark Side" ? Errrrr, well, sort of......

    If the selection of darker fragrances is already covered and more so in such rewarding way beyond and better than satisfactory, why not?

    Having said this, did notice to increasingly so many great...
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    Re: M7 Oud Absolu & Versace Oud Noir

    Almost same here, without whoever necessarily very much disliking the Versace Oud Noir, did get far more oud complexity. And far less unpleasant oud nuances in the M7 oud flanker.
  96. Re: Some spring/fall niche suggestions would be much appreciated!

    Also taking the liberty to add Arlesienne (plus flankers) and Terre de Lumiere (again plus flankers), both by l'Occitane-though not niche, quality is niche tier.
    Also vintage Feminite du Bois by...
  97. Re: Givenchy gentleman, black cap, silver cap

    So far have enjoyed the silver cap version of this at most regarding both the scent and the performance while not disliking the black cap one either
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    Re: Your next full bottle?

    Have considered at least one Lalique, be it a PH in EDP concentration, one of the Encre Noire flankers and/or Lalique White
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    Re: What's your most Spiritual Fragrance?

    Most likely Mystique Homme by Al Haramin (and not just because of its name alone) or LM Black Oud
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Sienna by Crabtree&Evelyn
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