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    Re: Shining in the heat, today!!!

    It’s been Missoni Parfum Pour Homme all week for me while traveling. The sandalwood in the base blooms nicely in heat and humidity.
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    Re: oakmoss sightings? List them here, please!

    Oakmoss is listed on my recently-purchased box, and while it's not an immediately noticeable presence, it almost certainly has a rounding effect on the mids.

    I don't know if there's any in the...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th June, 2021

    Missoni Parfum Pour Homme
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    Re: Clean, fresh barber sop/shaving foam vibe?

    Thanks for the additional info, guys. I am leaning toward a blind buy. I dislike buttery leather...that's the thing that ultimately put me off of Bel Ami (it was one I liked for a long time, but that...
  5. Re: Recommendations for a fresh, green, light vetiver?

    I concur on the Olivier
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    Re: Clean, fresh barber sop/shaving foam vibe?

    I’d like to ask for more opinions on this one. I’ve read a bunch of old threads here and am trying to determine whether I would like Or Black. I’m a fan of Rive Gauche but not insistent on getting a...
  7. Re: One that I don't see much talk on, Missoni Parfum Pour Homme

    Wearing Missoni again today. Performance is great; going on 12 hours wearing it now and no le-up
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    Re: D&G Light Blue Forever EDP - Amazing

    Clearly you haven’t worn Citrus Paradisi....funk for days.

    There’s a hint of funk in the initial blast of this one. The SA said it made her think of some stink weed she had to pull growing up. She...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th June, 2021

    L’Homme Rochas EDT
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    Re: Clean, fresh barber sop/shaving foam vibe?

    I agree. Love the stuff and find it serves a similar purpose as RGPH did for me.

    If you want to go to the past rather than the future, IMO the original Dunhill for Men (1934), while it has a...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage... minus the powder?

    I would guess it’s the moss-musk-Vetiver combo. If you’re after that refreshing citrus with a green base that reads less old-fashioned, Eau de Rochas Homme is your answer. Addictive stuff.
  12. Re: Desperately seeking a worthy heir to L'occitane Eau de Vetyver (+ impressions of my quest thus f

    Yes! Definitely worth a sample for anyone who likes the L’O Vetyver as it carries a nice nutty aspect and is very much along the lines of a flannel shirt vetiver (although it is equally capable of...
  13. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    This one's on my short list to purchase. I have been back and forth about the regular EDT or the L'Extreme, but I'm going L'Extreme.
  14. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    L'Homme Rochas - a blind buy - is set to arrive tomorrow.
  15. Re: Recommendations Summer Signature scent ( Gentleman Cologne, Lanvin Sport, Legend Spirit )

    You mention buying two bottles so I will say that Givenchy Gentleman Cologne and Lanvin L’Homme Sport would give you two very distinct scents, and I would add that I think Missoni is really good but...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 2nd June, 2021

    Cartier Declaration EDT
  17. Re: What would you consider the most masculine summer scent?

    Cartier Declaration
  18. Re: Desperately seeking a worthy heir to L'occitane Eau de Vetyver (+ impressions of my quest thus f

    I think Cacharel is a good suggestion.

    I used L’Occitane Vetyver a lot when it was available and often wish I’d stocked up. There’s a creaminess - tonka and maybe cashmeran - in the base that I...
  19. Re: One that I don't see much talk on, Missoni Parfum Pour Homme

    I haven’t seen it for $30. I paid about $50. Well worth it IMO.

    I own Bleu EDT and don’t consider Missoni redundant to it. That said. If you’re after some deeper, richer designer stuff that can...
  20. Re: One that I don't see much talk on, Missoni Parfum Pour Homme

    This one is still clicking for me, too. I bought a backup, which is the first time I've done that for any frag in a while. I don't find the base nearly as sweet as Montblanc Legend (although I like...
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    Re: A fragrance for a 20 yo guy

    Awesome. Good info here. You have a good recommendation from hednic with Cedrat Boise, and I like the Fahrenheit suggestion from freewheelingvagabond. I'll add a couple more based on what you have...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 1st June, 2021

    Polo Cologne Intense EDP
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    Re: A fragrance for a 20 yo guy

    It might help if you shared a bit about other fragrances you have sampled and/or worn and your opinions of them. Avoiding sweet frags and resins is helpful, but a little more info would be good....
  24. Re: NEW Ralph Lauren - Polo Cologne Intense Eau de Parfum

    I'm wearing this one again today, and right now I'm glad I got a decent-sized decant to sample from, as I'm enjoying this and am intrigued to see how its facets come into view with further wearings....
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    Re: Blue freshy with a nice dry down?

    I agree on Gold Blend.

    I am awaiting L’Homme Rochas, a blind buy I bought based in part on positive descriptions of the drydown.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 31st May, 2021

    Esencia Loewe EDT
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    I appreciate the heads-up! My wallet does not.:laugh:
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    I am wowed by Guerlain Heritage EDT at the moment. Just right last evening and the drydown this morning...!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 30th May, 2021

    Ralph Lauren Polo
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    Re: Latest Rochas - L'Homme Rochas!

    Any further opinions on this one? Source for samples in the US? I’m pondering a blind buy. I read suggestions of some barbershop elements, some bleu echoes, etc. I like Rochas’ quality generally, but...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 29th May, 2021

    Terre d’Hermes EDT
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    Re: A Lounge for us "Under Sprayers"

    Monsieur de Givenchy, Prada Luna Rossa, Lanvin L'Homme, and Platinum Egoiste seem to work well, with lavender being the primary common link among them.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 27th May, 2021

    Bleu de Chanel EDT
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    Re: Recommendations next purchase ( blind buys )

    Missoni Parfum Pour Homme is terrific, but I haven’t worn it through a full summer yet. I would steer clear of Mr. Taylor for summer; it’s good stuff but more for cooler weather IMO. Likewise in...
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    Re: summer chypre fragrances

    Agreed, but it's become a bit harder to find...although not impossible. The current stuff is good, but not on par with the vintage.

    I concur on the Goutal stuff, too. Some gems that were BN...
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    Re: summer chypre fragrances

    Monsieur de Givenchy
    Eau de Rochas Homme
  37. Re: Prada – Luna Rossa Eau de Toilette ( Must for Lavender Lovers ? )

    I wore this as my Sotd yesterday. A must? Nah. I happen to really like the way the lavender and mint accord is done here, and it is a fresher, less ambroxan-heavy scent than Carbon. The drydown is a...
  38. Re: Fragrances you feel hold up well under extreme heat and sweating?

    I wanted to add Vettiveru by CdG. I think it actually improves on the heat and humidity, its neroli note being lifted a touch and the base going on for a very long time.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th May, 2021

    Prada Luna Rossa
  40. Re: Fragrances you feel hold up well under extreme heat and sweating?

    The spiciness of Perry Ellis 360 Red seems to keep that one rolling well in intense heat.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 24th May, 2021

    Caron Pour un Homme Sport
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd May, 2021

    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
  43. Re: One that I don't see much talk on, Missoni Parfum Pour Homme

    The shave cream is probably brushless and not awful. The scent won’t much resemble the two you name. It is nowhere near as sweet. It is most comparable to Bleu de Chanel Parfum with its fresh...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd May, 2021

    Cartier Declaration
  45. Re: Full circle-from designer to niche to designer all over

    It’s incredible.
  46. Re: Full circle-from designer to niche to designer all over

    Amen to all of that.

    I think it's a bit of a false dichotomy to say something that garners compliments is less artistic or not artistic, or, conversely, that things that are difficult to wear in...
  47. Re: Full circle-from designer to niche to designer all over

    The only niche stuff I own at present is Patchouli Nobile. I may eventually pick up one or two others that are on my radar.

    For price, wearability, versatility, and availability, designers win.
    ...
  48. Re: Please help me find a date / night time / sexy / winter fragrance that isnt super sweet/creamy!

    Seconding Prada Amber PH. I’d also suggest sampling Amber PH Intense.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th May, 2021

    Davidoff Cool Water (current)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th May, 2021

    Missoni Parfum Pour Homme w/matching deodorant
  51. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    I'm wearing Zino (current formulation) on one arm this evening with Beau de Jour on the other.

    The only thing that is arguably dated in Zino is its base, which is very 1980s in style, the musk and...
  52. Poll: Re: What's better between these Chanel and Paco Rabanne fragrances?

    Bleu de Chanel
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th May, 2021

    John Varvatos Vintage
  54. Re: Office & Work Scents: what do basenoters *actually* wear to work?

    *duplicate*
  55. Re: Office & Work Scents: what do basenoters *actually* wear to work?

    Lanvin L'Homme fits the bill IMO.

    That said, there's no reason to be overly cautious IMO. One spray of L'eau Boisee...I wouldn't bother. I use 3 sprays of most anything I wear most days (under my...
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    Re: My Fragrance Journey in a Nutshell

    Agreed.

    I don't mind being challenged by a fragrance now and then, and I certainly like something that has multiple facets and dimensions, but I can find those things in designer scents, and I...
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    Re: My Fragrance Journey in a Nutshell

    If you sampled CDG, did you try Artek Standard?
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    Re: My Fragrance Journey in a Nutshell

    Yeah, for me, too. I like a few niche things, but I find myself buying more designer fragrances lately and enjoying them (and the extra money in my pocket) a lot.
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    Re: Your 2021 Fragrance Balance

    For the year so far, I'm up 25 bottles, although I will be down a few shortly.
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    Re: My Fragrance Journey in a Nutshell

    1. Adidas Moves

    2. Wetshaving/Barbershop

    3. Vintage fougeres

    4. Current designer variations of barbershop & fougere

    5. Occasional niche takes on the above, plus patchouli and coniferous...
  61. Re: What’s that fragrance every woman seems to be wearing?

    I just don't know if I want to embrace warm animal product.
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    Re: Rich, Green & Masculine

    Agreed. This one smells of quality, is very green, and has a unique woody drydown. Stellar stuff.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th May, 2021

    Polo Cologne Intense
  64. [CONUS] Re: Floris 1962 NIB, Eau Sauvage Parfum, AOS Sandalwood, Versace PH

    Added Floris 1962, updated prices.
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    Re: Rich, Green & Masculine

    +1

    And adding:

    Esencia Loewe
    Guerlain Vetiver Extreme
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    Re: Best current designer frags May 2021

    D&G Light Blue Forever EDP
    Polo Cologne Intense
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    Re: best aromatic designer fragrance

    Might also sniff Lanvin L’Homme Sport, which is sort of a budget designer take on the citrus-herbal aromatics of Villoresi Uomo IMO.
  68. Re: One that I don't see much talk on, Missoni Parfum Pour Homme

    First wearing of this one today for me. I am really enjoying it. Longevity is great, although it wears close after the first 3 hours or so. It's sort of like they tried to split the difference...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th May, 2021

    Missoni Parfum Pour Homme
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    Re: Bought a new bottle of Eternity after 20 years

    As I said, I get all day longevity and then some. Before I primed the sprayer, the smell was potent enough that some t-shirts I had in a drawer with the bottle overnight picked up some scent. It...
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    Re: Bought a new bottle of Eternity after 20 years

    I agree. The opening of Platinum Egoiste is better balanced, and the woods in he base are much more well-defined. Both are excellent, but I think Platinum Egoiste is more timeless, richer, and is...
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    Re: Bought a new bottle of Eternity after 20 years

    I'm wearing this one, a current bottle with treemoss. I sprayed 3x to the chest this morning at around 7:30, and I'm still getting wafts at 9:15pm. Although I had never owned this until the last...
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    Re: How many blades is enough?

    I have about 1000 blades on hand. In my preferred brands, I go through roughly 1/wk, so I'm set for 20+ years. Some of these cost as little as $18/100, so there's no reason for me not to buy a few...
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    Re: Pineward Perfumes

    I ordered samples of Fanghorn II, Boreal, and Oxylus just now. I'm very much looking forward to trying these.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th May, 2021

    Calvin Klein Eternity for Men EDT
  76. Re: Great contrasting scents recommandation needed!

    Awesome. I waited a long time to test it, too; it's a pretty cool composition, and I'm glad you were able to try it. Not something I would wear often, so I don't own a bottle, but I have a small...
  77. Re: Great contrasting scents recommandation needed!

    Perfumed Court has it, so now I'm adding some other small decants of some things I ought to have tried by now to justify the order...:laugh:
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    Re: Top 10 as of now (part 2)

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Dunhill for Men (1934)
    Caron Pour un Homme Sport
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Roger & Gallet Open
    Prada Luna Rossa Carbon
    Cartier Declaration EDT
    Terre d'Hermes EDT
    Versace The Dreamer...
  79. Re: Great contrasting scents recommandation needed!

    Eau d'Hermes is a gap in my fragrance experience. I need to order at least a sample from somewhere. Declaration was an instant love for me. Clicked for me in a way few fragrances have (actually, I...
  80. Re: Office & Work Scents: what do basenoters *actually* wear to work?

    Yep.

    Although it doesn't hurt that I tend not to wear many animalic or boozy scents, either of which could be a problem in a classroom, regardless of application amount.
  81. Re: Bleu de Chanel Parfum: Now that you've lived with it a few months, how does it rank?

    The EDT remains my favorite from the line and the one I have in my wardrobe. The EDP doesn't work for me; the incense comes across scratchier in it than in the EDT on my skin, and there's something...
  82. Re: How is the current formulation of Platinum Egoiste?

    Wearing this one again today. It's just impossible not to smile on a glorious spring morning with this stuff on. It's such a perfect marriage of the best parts of the fresh fougere genre and Polge's...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th May, 2021

    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
  84. Re: What perfumes work well for you on rainy and humid days of spring autumn?

    Grey Flannel
    Narciso Rodriguez PH
    Lalique Hommage
    Lalique Hommage Voyageur
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Givenchy Vetiver
    Hermès Rocabar

    So I guess mostly Vetiver and violets.
  85. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. - Vol 4, 2021

    200mL of Cool Water EDT for $29.99. I haven't owned this one in a long time, but at that price, I figured I'd give the current formulation a shot.
  86. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Two I refuse to be without.
  87. Re: Great contrasting scents recommandation needed!

    Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT - sweet/dry

    Cartier Declaration EDT - fresh/dirty
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th May, 2021

    Versace The Dreamer
  89. Re: NEW Ralph Lauren - Polo Cologne Intense Eau de Parfum

    No worries. Thanks for the reply. I'm thinking I'll probably pick this one up at some point this spring/summer. I'm a chest/undershirt sprayer, too. I gotta take a break on buying for a bit, but this...
  90. Re: Which Hermes masculines should one buy ahead of H24?

    In order, for me:

    Eqiupage
    Equipage Geranium
    Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche
    Rocabar
    Bel Ami

    I know others feel differently about Bel Ami, and it's fine, but given that you already have Bel...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th May, 2021

    Parfums de Nicolai Patchouli Intense, from a sample
  92. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    Well, I have a perpetual barbershop/fougere itch, so Zino and Azzaro and Luna Rossa Carbon and Lalique PH all help, but it’s not like I’m not open to the idea of adding this one. I did like the deep...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Yup
  94. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. - Vol 4, 2021

    Marshalls' had D&G PH Intenso for $59.99 today. I passed.
    Also Mr. Burberry Indigo 50mL for $24.99, on which I also passed.
  95. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    Wearing the Signature version today from a sample. I get why people claim a hairspray accord although it isn’t what I smell (just jasmine gone awry, I think). But I can’t imagine paying even the...
  96. Re: How is the current formulation of Platinum Egoiste?

    Agreeable is a better - and more accurate - word. I can see what you’re saying about getting bored, but I think it’s a great scent to have as part of even a smallish rotation.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th May, 2021

    Tom Ford Beau de Jour
  98. Re: How is the current formulation of Platinum Egoiste?

    I bought the current version after sampling this week. For me, I agree with rum in that the topnotes seemed less punchy than I recall, but the heart and base are fantastic, and I don't mind a little...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th May, 2021

    Dior Eau Sauvage EDT
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    Re: D&G Light Blue Forever EDP - Amazing

    Yeah, it's got some legs. I tested it on skin yesterday afternoon, and I washed my arm twice, slept, and went for a morning run and still had the stuff hanging around until I showered today. The...
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