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  1. Re: Favorite Actively Writing Basenotes Reviewers

    Too many to mention, however yet again seconding especially but by far not exclusively Claire V, Darvant, Bavard and Zealot Crusader.
    With high, heartfelt and incessant hopes that Primrose, Naed...
  2. Re: Current Guerlain L'Instant PH eau de PARFUM. still Great ?

    Based on a personal viewpoint alone: still getting both good performance and along with an enjoyable scent from this
  3. Re: incense! incense! my kingdoom for an incense!

    Apart from so many great recommendations already mentioned, also adding the Les Parfums Remarquables incense EDP fragrance line by Le Couvents des Minimes
  4. Re: Giorgio Beverly Hills Vintage and current : A quick observation

    Was still pleased with purchasing, owning and using a fairly current (mid 2010s) bottle/formulation of this, although would not mind getting any vintage either
  5. Re: Which one ? Current 2020 L'Instant de Guerlain PH EDT vs EDP ?

    Recommending the current (or any) EDP version of this over any other concentration/rendition, at least based on personal tastes and experiences alone
  6. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8-9 sprays of Individual Blue by Avon
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th November, 2020

    Individual Blue by Avon
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    Re: Gillette Cool Wave deodorant

    Apart from Cool Wave in the after shave splash version, perhaps also (without any further particular order) especially but not exclusively:

    Carlo Colucci Uomo Mare, Periplo by l'Erbolario, XXL by...
  9. Re: Recommendation next purchase ( Yatagan, Opium, The Dreamer, Ungaro III, LIDGE )

    From this list, in the (their) current and/or any formulation (s):

    Yatagan
    LIDGE

    while preferably vintage:

    Opium PH
    Versace The Dreamer
    Minotaure and/or
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    Re: Fragrance Houses off the beaten path?

    Likely too many to mention, considering Jovoy Paris, Krizia, Roccobarocco, Lancetti, Knize among the most viable options both across quite a few price categories and countries of provenance
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    Re: J P le male

    From a male and strictly personal viewpoint alone- this fragrance could be quite unisex and therefore used by either/any gender with little to no problems, inappropriateness and/or any limitations
  12. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays of Masculin 2 Black Instant
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 23rd November, 2020

    Masculin 2 Black Instant
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    Re: Hermès Eau d’Orange Verte

    Seconding Concentree d'Orange Verte and also adding l'Erbolario Neroli
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    Re: dark-gothic battle

    Also recommending Yatagan out of these
  16. Re: my sig scent from the 90's was D&G Pour Homme and I still love it today

    Some of the fragrances did wear during the mid to late 90s and still enjoy today include without being limited to- Salvador Dali PH and Chevignon Brand
  17. Re: Daughter's First Fragrance and one for my Mother too

    Daughter-Mugler Cologne, CK One, Best of Chevignon, if unisex options are considered

    Mother- Acca Kappa Muschio Bianco, Bvlgari Voile de Jasmin, Yves Rocher Tendre Jasmin
  18. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays of Ambre Noble EDP
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd November, 2020

    Ambre Noble
  20. Re: Clean and Musk, office fragrances , recommendations

    Also adding The Body Shop White Musk and Acca Kappa Muschio Bianco
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    Re: Build the ULTIMATE men’s wardrobe!

    Apart from the many great recommendations already mentioned, also adding and/or seconding in no particular order (not only for an ultimate as much as for any kind of male wardrobe) especially: ...
  22. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays of Habit Rouge
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st November, 2020

    Habit Rouge EDT
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    Re: Blind buy dissapointments

    So far was lucky enough-as posted on similar past threads- to have had few to no blind buy disappointments.
    Mostly because having so far done the majority of if not all blind buys relying on the...
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    Re: Does anything from this list stand out?

    From a personal viewpoint alone, likely to rate among the favorites standing out from this list:

    Santos, Antaeus, Caron pour un Homme, Ambre Sultan, Encre Noire, Eau Sauvage Parfum
  26. Re: Dark, smokey, natural-leaning Vanilla fragrances

    Also adding apart from the many great suggestions already mentioned: Siwa by Memo Paris- a boozy, smoky and/or slightly powdery unisex niche vanilla with impressive complexity and performance even by...
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    Re: Mixing men's' designer frags

    Thank you for sharing.

    So far, the only layering experience ever truly succeeded was combining-as already posted before on a few similar threads here- the designer scent Dior Homme EDT and...
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    Re: One Creed for Tropical Weather

    From this list, Original Vetiver, otherwise and/or additionally Royal Mayfair and/or Royal Water among the many appropriate options by this house
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    Re: Worst fragrance you have smelled in 2020.

    Strangely and maybe (if not also likely) luckily enough, few to none-but in part not just due/thanks to the quality, even mastery of the fragrances tested throughout 2020.
    As much as the simple...
  30. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 sprays of Quasar
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th November, 2020

    Quasar
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    Re: Getting old...?

    While growing older started to actually notice a quite opposite situation-to have become even more tolerant and eager (without having lacked this in younger days anyway) towards increasingly...
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    Re: From hate to love

    Few to none-possibly Guerlain Heritage in EDT concentration, including vintage.
    Never hated this but until recently acknowledged this a a very good scent with quality notes, composition,...
  34. Re: Ralph Lauren Polo , similar, influenced, or variants fragrances

    Seconded, while not identical to Polo nor its flanker (s) including Modern Reserves, this fragrance seems to follow a comparable style while still remaining quite well rounded/crafted and individual...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Might choose Quasar for the sync, both due to the sync theme and also not having worn this for quite a while anyway, being increasingly eager for another wear
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    Re: Summer range needs expanding...

    Maybe also a clean lavender suitable for warm (er) temperatures like l'Occitan or Ungaro Man Silver, further woody options like Guerlain Homme Eau Boisee or Solo Loewe Cedro.

    As well as a...
  37. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 sprays of James Bronnley Original EDT
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th November, 2020

    James Bronnley Original EDT
  39. Re: Fresh and Clean fragrances ( Between Guerlain Colognes and GreenFresh Mugler cologne,Encre N.Spo

    Also adding Lanvin Oxygene, Cerruti 1881 Edition Blanche, Best of Chevignon-all of these on budget
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Trussardi Jeans Men
  41. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 abundant sprays of Trussardi Jeans Men
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th November, 2020

    Trussardi Jeans Men
  43. Re: Recommendations, must try from this list ( L’Homme Ideal COOL, Wood Neroli,Bright Neroli )

    From this list recommending especially, in no particular order: indeed almost anything by Lactose, ADP Blu Mediterraneo Mirto di Panarea, F and F Black by Ferragamo, l'Eau par Kenzo, maybe also...
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    Re: Hot, sweaty nights.....

    From this list, recommending especially Eau Sauvage, CK Eternity, BdC and/or Insense Ultramarine are highly suitable if you happen to already own all these.
    Especially for the reason of not just...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Guerlain Vetiver in the version with parallel horizontal bottle design
  46. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays of Gulerain Vetiver
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th November, 2020

    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: Safest Blind Buys?

    Also adding Mugler Cologne, Eau de Rochas and Eau de Cedrat by l'Occitane, with no further particular order
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    Re: 10/10 sillage and projection (niche)

    Almost any male and/or unisex Amouage, Lutens, Creed, Zarkoperfume, Memo Paris and Xerjoff scent did test so far, irrespective of its release year and/or specific formulation
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    Re: Your top favorite perfumes

    Likely not or very little changed compared to an all time top ranking, in no further particular order:

    Armani Eau pour Homme
    Knize Ten
    Aramis Tuscany
    Chanel Antaeus
    Ungaro III
    Esencia...
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    Re: Salvatore Ferragamo F black

    Did not perceive this very synthetic and actually decent for the price.
    Though might have been influenced at least 2 factors- its affordability, having likely been more exigent, with higher...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed

    Still one of the Creeds do actually admire and enjoy-not high up yet on the list of asap purchasable fragrances from this house until getting other Creeds do enjoy even more, yet still having immense...
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    Re: Rive Gauche Score

    Rather belated yet still wholly impressed congrats for this impressive score-good quality in any formulation and even more in this one, while affordable pricing in this size is also worth considering...
  54. Re: Dior Fahrenheit 32 and Burberry Rhythm Intense Similarities

    Did not notice much similarity so far either between these two
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    Re: Top 3 in your current wardrobe

    From a personal viewpoint alone, likely similar to many long term preferences already mentioned in no particular order: Knize Ten, Armani Eau pour Homme, at least one Penhaligon's likely Sartorial
  56. Re: Do You Still Enjoy the Mugler A*Men (and flankers) Line?

    While did never manage to fully enjoy regular AMen so far, always enjoyed and likely to keep enjoyed in future as well most of the flankers irrespective of their age/formulation (should there be more...
  57. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    At least 9 sprays of Zara Vetiver Cologne
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th November, 2020

    Zara Vetiver Cologne
  59. Re: Can't stop thinking about this elusive, woody vetiver fragrance

    Maybe also l'Occitane Vetyver, Lanvin Vetyver or Chopard Noble Vetiver among the more affordable, Etro Vetyver among the pricier ones-all of these being to certain varying extents quite non linear,...
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    Re: ORIGINAL Black Orchid ( 2006 EDP)

    From a personal viewpoint alone:
    not particularly changed and in fact did not perceive this as watered down compared to the 2006 (or further old versions), still good performance, unisex enough for...
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    Re: Regular selection VS exclusive selection.

    To certain extents, a few of the regular offerings of Armani, Guerlain, maybe also Lalique (although in all fairness did actually enjoy part of the exclusive line scents, especially by the two latter...
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain Heritage VS Hermès Equipage

    Admitting a slight personal favoritism towards Heritage, preferably if vintage EDT, any concentration of the vintage as well as any formulation of the EDP
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    Re: Dior Eau Sauvage Extreme !!!

    Have tried this repeatedly in the black bottle and in fact only familiar with that outer presentation of this particular scent.
    While not enjoying this as much as the regular EDT along with some of...
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    Re: Cuir de....

    Enjoying many leather scents, so far liked most Knize Ten, Creed REL, GFT Spanish Leather, Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir, Franck Bolcet Leather, Bogart Signature, Fendi Uomo, Antaeus as well as further...
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    Re: suggest me very strong men fragrance

    Also adding among very affordable options: One Man Show Gold Edition
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    C&E Sandalwood
  67. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 sprays of C&E Sandalwood
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th November, 2020

    C&E Sandalwood


    Happy birthday Hednic!
  69. Re: Favourite mens or unisex floral fragrances...

    Likely too many to mention, but a few personal highlights though by far not the only may include for lavender Endymion by Penhaligon's, Caron pour un Homme, l'Occitan, as well as the lavande...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Finally joined the sync with l'Occitan-as one of the ultimately most calming scents ever used and owned so far
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    Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    Few to none so far.
    However if any fragrances would have been the likeliest candidates to cause tears of joy (rather than sadness, depression etc.) the likeliest personal choices whose craftiness...
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    Re: Looking for specific musky fragrance

    Seconding especially Kouros and also adding, to a much lesser extent, Jovan Musk
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    Re: eau sauvage

    Both are actually very good at being likely appropriate (both summer and all year) elegant fragrances for not just 40 plus but also most men of any age.
    Though Parfum takes a more incense laden,...
  74. Poll: Re: Is Jeremy Fragrance's Fragrance One Fragrances better than Creed Aventus? Anyone can reply

    Maybe surprising, maybe not so much, also voted for Aventus
  75. Re: Bleu Chanel PARFUM & EDP / Sauvage Parfum, EDP MATURE wich one ?

    Out of these, likeliest Eau Sauvage Parfum because it bring an additional mature chypre-spicy note to it (while there is both citrus, spice even resinous incense in the BDC range as well, the outcome...
  76. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays of l'Occitan
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th November, 2020

    l'Occitan
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    If tranquility is a theme and an option, would likely choose a soothing lavender, having a few and most if not all quite calming lavender scents in the current lineup
  79. Re: I wore Activist today.. anybody remember that one?

    Vaguely remembering this from a few testings in a quite remote past. Nevertheless, even if not able to re-identify all its notes, their actual composition and final outcome was one of the better...
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    Re: Tried Eros Flame today!!

    For some reason, got better, much more increased performance from this but not very much else in comparison to regular Eros
  81. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 sprays of Lapidus
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 12th November, 2020

    Lapidus
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    Re: Sexy incense

    Also adding most of the EDPs in the Les Parfums Remarquables series by Le Couvent des Minimes, as well as certain incense notes ranging as differently anywhere from the more classic and mature Van...
  84. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    At least 9 dabs from a splash bottle of Grey Flannel
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 11th November, 2020

    Grey Flannel
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    Re: Mature and refined " SPORT " fragrances

    Possibly also l'Homme Ideal Sport, Hugh Parsons Blue, Periplo by l'Erbolario, Cerruti 1881 Sport, most of the male scents by l'Erbolario
  87. Re: Gin or similar fragrances ( Rosemary, Juniper Berry, Thyme, aromatic herbs )

    Maybe also, a possible darker yet still credible rendition of gin: Ginepro Nero by l'Erborlario, a TDH and to a lesser extent Drakkar (including but not limited to the Noir version of Drakkar)...
  88. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays of Eau de Vetyver
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th November, 2020

    Eau de Vetyver
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    Re: Buy my wife first good perfume

    Affordable but still good quality designer- Versace Red Jeans, as well as most of the Crystal Noir/Bright Crystal range might be appropriate

    Slightly pricier but still good to great value niche-...
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    Several Yves Rocher toiletries again, including some of their winter limited edition body care line (s) and also the toner from their Pur Bleuet series
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    Re: Need to Edit my Sample List

    Would keep at least Opus 1870 on the list, no matter which other changes/edits may intervene
  93. Re: Do you ever blind-buy fragrances with poor reviews?

    So far did occasionally blind buy fragrance with poor (er) reviews, however mostly or even exclusively thanks to either positive reviews that may have balanced their total rating. And/or due to a...
  94. Re: The Term "Blind Buying" Doesn't Fit, Does It?

    It is quite possible that blind buy might describe the situation of not knowing a scent beforehand (often, in most cases even if not exclusively to have not ever smelled, tested/sampled that...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    C&E Sienna
  96. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    At least 6 sprays of C&E Sienna
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th November, 2020

    C&E Sienna
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    Re: A pretty cheap clubbing fragrance !

    Also adding One Man Show Gold Edition and Lapidus PH apart from/among so many great recommendations worth considering
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    Re: Clubbing Beast (current formulations) !!!

    Since Rasasi was mentioned, also adding Tasmeem.

    Otherwise: ADG Profumo, Bogart PH as well as Riviera Nights or nearly any other scent by this house, Zara Gold, Scentstory 24 Gold-all in their...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    L'Occitane Verveine Mandarin is one of the personal favorite recent revelations in terms of uncomplicated, yet also not cheap smelling and in fact exquisite renditions of Mediterranean style...
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