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  1. Re: Any recommendations based on fragrances I like? (warm spicy & sweet)

    Looks like Serge Lutens is a house you should explore. Serge Noire and Doce Amere have cinnamon.
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    Re: That "Grape Soda" Smell

    Glad to see the chemistry master back!
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    Re: Latest Dior Prive - Eden-Roc!

    Interestingly I get a mineral note from Balade Sauvage.
  4. Re: Can you wear designer deodorant sprays as cologne?

    From another perspective there are some perfumes that smell like deo. I think now I know what Gris Clair smells like.
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    Re: Black Afgano is great

    Was able to see the nuances in it today. Found it way better than when I tried it in the store. Pretty nice. Went up some positions in my Nasomatto ranking.
    Cameron, the hashish note seems to be the...
  6. Re: Blind Buy ( Lanvin Oxygene, Sport, Kenzo, Azzaro Chrome, Eau Fraiche...)

    I don’t know Oxygene, but Sport is boring. You can buy way better freshies.
    Kenzo Pour Homme is pretty unique, but it very plain now, different from vintage formulations from the 90’s that were way...
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    Re: Thoughts on Gris Clair

    Actually it’s a scrubber for me. Encens et Lavande, on the other hand...
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    Re: Thoughts on Gris Clair

    These are the old exportation bottles. Not sure if it has ever been available in bell jars.
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    Re: Thoughts on Gris Clair

    The most mainstream Serge Lutens for me. It strongly reminds me of any cheap designer I can’t put my fingers on. Joop! Homme without the sweetness came to my mind but it’s not it. It’s not listed on...
  10. Re: Does this exist? Imagine TdH, but soapy instead of cedar & vetiver

    Sorry, I didn’t see you mentioned Prada. But I believe the clean smells of Pradas are more related to iris than musk.
  11. Re: Does this exist? Imagine TdH, but soapy instead of cedar & vetiver

    A Prada version of Terre D’Hermès. That would be interesting.
  12. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Wow, Amouage is in a high speed lately. Now I guess I just know half or less of their catalogue. Hope they keep the quality we usually find in the brand.
  13. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Love this. Didn’t know about any mushroom in it or people talking about this, but I can see where it comes from.
  14. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    You are needing some vitamin D. lol
  15. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    :grin:
    Isn’t it?:
    151313
  16. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    It’s not exactly what I remember it to be in a sample from the 90’s, but not far either. Memory can be playing tricks to my mind or it’s just the missing oakmoss.
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    Re: Best Acqua di Parma

    Add Pura to this list.
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    Re: Latest Lalique - White In Black!

    What an ugly bottle!
  19. Re: I know Salvador Dali pH is not a safe blind buy but... I'm thinking I MIGHT just love it

    I feel like the older one is more warm. The newest are more dry and less complex. It’s still Fahrenheit though and easily recognizable (pretty unique).
  20. Thread: Clean smell

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    Re: Clean smell

    Burberry Touch, Prada Amber.
  21. Re: Some questions about my men's collection, and what to choose next

    Your collection is missing a freshie like Eau de Rochas Pour Homme or Armani Eau Pour Homme or something spicy.
  22. Re: What difference in scent does spraying on you clothes instead of your skin make?

    The difference is that the clothes get smelly instead of you.

    JK. Fragrances develop differently on fabric and on skin. You will notice this clearly when you’ll gonna like a fragrance on a tester...
  23. Re: Looking for men's chocolate based fragrances in India

    Tom Ford Noir de Noir. Try before you buy a full bottle.
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    Re: Summer recommendations

    Ripe mandarin: Moschino Fiends if you can find some
    Guerlain Mandarine Basilic is excellent, but not so realistic like Friends.
  25. Re: versatile perfumes for men or unisex with a fresh honey smell

    Not very versatile though. Like Antaeus.
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    Re: Advice on next purchase please

    This. If you find it heavy for summer, try Amouage Journey or Cartier Déclaration.
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    Re: Recommendations please

    Guerlain Derby, L’Heure Bleu, L’Heure de Nuit, Le Frenchy
    Dior Homme Original
    Cartier Déclaration
    Serge Lutens Chene and Cuir Mauresque
    Hermès Bel Ami, Epice Marine, Terre D’Hermès Eau Intense...
  28. Re: I know Salvador Dali pH is not a safe blind buy but... I'm thinking I MIGHT just love it

    Fahrenheit was reformulated some times since its release. But it’s still recognizable. The skeleton is still there, the skin changed and its soul was sold. Even this way, it resisted as being a...
  29. Re: I know Salvador Dali pH is not a safe blind buy but... I'm thinking I MIGHT just love it

    When Fahrenheit arrived to you didn’t you have the impression you had smelled it before?
    It will be a rare event if you never felt it before on the streets/work/anywhere else.
  30. Re: I know Salvador Dali pH is not a safe blind buy but... I'm thinking I MIGHT just love it

    LOL. You really like to live on the edge!
    Do you like things like bungee jumping? :grin:
  31. Re: I know Salvador Dali pH is not a safe blind buy but... I'm thinking I MIGHT just love it

    He was a genius. And knew how to gain money for being so. At least he made the success he deserved when living, different of many painters.
  32. Re: I know Salvador Dali pH is not a safe blind buy but... I'm thinking I MIGHT just love it

    Glad to see you liked it.
  33. Re: Date code year needed for my spray Can of YSL "Rive Gauche" 120ml atomiseur EdT

    It seems you committed the same mistake as meant bought the female Rive Gauche thinking it was the male. At least for me it was a good mistake since I loved it.
  34. Re: At what age can one start wearing Guerlain Vetiver?

    Oh, right. Hahaha. I think you both won’t like Eau De Campagne then. lol
  35. Thread: Dior Sauvage

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    Re: Dior Sauvage

    Never tried the subs. Will do next time.
  36. Thread: Dior Sauvage

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    Re: Dior Sauvage

    I like how so many consonants together sounds. It’s beautiful. If I’m not mistaken, this is even more evident in Russian and some oriental languages. Sometimes it’s funny cause the spell of the word...
  37. Re: At what age can one start wearing Guerlain Vetiver?

    :confused:
    I didn’t understand the comparison.
  38. Re: BDC EDT - Screechy at first but I like the incense...

    EDT is still my favorite version despite I haven’t tried the Parfum yet. I find it more rounded. I haven’t noticed this synthetic opening. Gotta try it again. I don’t think it will bother me....
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    Re: Your favorite all-natural fragrance

    Anything Parfums de Marly.
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    Re: boozy summer scents?

    Nasomatto Baraonda.
  41. Thread: Dior Sauvage

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    Re: Dior Sauvage

    Hahaha, I love the German language! I wish I could talk. But it’s a bit hard and not the most practical languages to learn since it’s not as spread as English or Spanish.
    Aluminum? So the weapon...
  42. Re: I think Rive Gauche PH is overrated. Is something wrong with me?

    A person who doesn’t believe unicorns has no future!

    The female Rive Gauche has strong aldehydes and is flowery/powdery. Despite not being similar, it can be compared to Chanel No5 IMO.
    Bought...
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    Re: “Oh look at me I’m so understated”

    Voyage D’Hermès EDT
    Eau de Cartier
    Eau de Campagne
    Eau de Armani Pour Homme
    Bvlgari Pour Homme Soir and Extreme
    Prada Infusion D’Homme
    L’Eau D’Hiver
    Prada Amber
    Millesime Imperial
    Emporio...
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    Re: Versatile Men's Summer Signature Fragrance?

    I feel like this baby is yet to be born.
  45. Thread: Dior Sauvage

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    Re: Dior Sauvage

    First time I see a refillable mass destruction weapon.
  46. Thread: Dior Sauvage

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    Re: Dior Sauvage

    London??? Nah. It is even in the Mariana Trench.
  47. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Yes, there is. Actually I have a hard time with pineapple notes such as apple. They smell very synthetic to me, with few exceptions like Ambre Narguilé and Un Jardin Sur Le Toit. I like the synthetic...
  48. Re: I think Rive Gauche PH is overrated. Is something wrong with me?

    There’s something VERY wrong with you! lol
    Interesting to read some opinions about it in here. I find it VERY good and don’t think the perfumes cited in here are better substitutes to it at all. Not...
  49. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    I used to like this until I started finding the pineapple note very strong and synthetic. My favorites Burberrys from the “designer” male line are Touch and Brit, followed by London.
  50. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Fire with gasoline.


    http://youtu.be/YWX_MFNOL_Y
  51. Re: At what age can one start wearing Guerlain Vetiver?

    Intrauterine age.
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    Re: Yet another recommendation thread

    Thought about this one either, but it can be a bit old-school for him, such as Polo Green and Bel Ami.

    I would add Masculin Pluriel, Sartorial, Prada Amber Pour Homme, Cacharel Pour L’Homme,...
  53. Thread: Dior Sauvage

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    Re: Dior Sauvage

    Wow! 300ml of the male version of Dior Pure Poison. Killer! To die for.
  54. Thread: Dior Sauvage

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    Re: Dior Sauvage

    :grin:
    How I wish!
  55. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    LOL!

    If you haven’t tried yet, I suspect you will like Dior Jules.
  56. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Wow, that’s an impressive mark! When I say you’re a walking fragrance library I’m not kidding! For me trying new fragrances is the most interesting thing in this hobby.

    I didn’t get tea from Issey...
  57. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Yes! Gold Man is bold and oldschool. I like this kind of fragrances a lot. It reminds me some things from the female perfumery.
    Burberry Sport has exactly the same construction of DHS 2008, with...
  58. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    I can’t get all this complexity out of it. All I got was something smoky or dusty. Will need to retry it with a more “clean” nose.

    Ps: no, no cocaine in it. Better and smelly drugs though.
  59. Re: Solve this puzzle! Please Recommend... (for my husband, sandalwood/warm)

    I believe a real sandalwood note is hard to find nowadays like Andy said.
    Egoiste is indeed nice for what you are searching for and maybe Bois des Iles (a bit powder and some would consider leaning...
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    Re: Beach Vacation - Blind Buy?

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Pura. First time I wore it was on the beach. Fitted perfectly the occasion (beach vacation).
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    Re: Looking for a masculine floral

    Excellent one.
    Also try Portrait of A Lady, L’Eau d’Hiver, Dans Tes Bras (musky floral), L’Eau Serge, De Profundis, Joop! Homme, Hermès Hiris.

    +1 for Lyric Man (it’s clean and dirty at the same...
  62. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    You mean you didn’t get calone in the Issey or in Acqua di Gio Essenza? Essenza is the only fragrance in which calone smells like the famous “egg” smell some people get from the note.
    I don’t know...
  63. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    I still need to buy a bottle of this gem.
    Regarding Burberry Sport you told below, it’s funny to see some people disliking it and liking one of the versions of Dior Homme Sport that’s very similar...
  64. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Try Duro.
  65. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Don’t badmouth Roadster! :grin:
    Polo Sport is the typical aquatic/melon kind of fragrance of the 90’s.
  66. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Interesting. On my skin it smells more animalic than Kouros. I get a sort of civet note in it that blended with honey is able to give me one of the most animatic feelings in perfumery.
    Bigsly made a...
  67. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    IMO doesn’t deserve the name Kouros in it.
  68. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    I liked this much more than the regular Issey. L’Eau Bleu D’Issey is very exotic. If you haven’t tried it yet, I recommend.
  69. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    This presentation makes me think about calone. Not sure if it’s because reminds me the style of Acqua di Gio Essenza presentation.
  70. Thread: Tom Ford Poll

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    Poll: Re: Tom Ford Poll

    Moss Breches
    Santal Blush
    Oud Wood
    Grey Vetiver
    Noir de Noir
    Tuscan Leather
    Noir Antracite
    Noir Pour Femme

    I thought I liked less Tom Fords. Actually I dislike the latest things I tried.
  71. Re: ‘Eau de Pub’ is a new perfume created to remind you of your local

    Next chapter: Eau de Pubic. Following the evolution of the night.
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    Re: Spring and Summer fragrances in your rotation?

    Except for some very few fragrances like A* Men I wear anything I have.
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    Re: Smooth Vanilla-centric Fragrances?

    This one is great.
    So is Lutens Un Bois Vanille and many Guerlains of which vanilla is one of the main notes.
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    Re: Violet forward fragrances?

    Burberry Touch
    Eau de Cartier
    +1 for:
    Insolence EDP
    Putain des Palaces (despite being powdery)
    Dans Tes Bras
    De Profundis
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    Re: Xerjoff Nio or Xerjoff Renaissance 1861?

    Renaissance to me. It’s more refined.
  76. Re: I think it's time to change perfume - Parfums de Marly?

    Yuck!
    You found Floris chemical and Parfums Marly not? Hard to give an opinion.
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    Re: CH Men 2009 vs. 2021?

    Mine is one with the red tie and the batch code indicates it’s from July 2021. So I suppose it’s from 2011. Made in Spain by Puig.
    I don’t think it’s merely a matter of olfactory fatigue. When I...
  78. Re: I'm "Pretty Sure the "mystery Decant" is what I think it is because......

    Hahaha. When it arrives to you let us know what you think about it.
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    Re: CH Men 2009 vs. 2021?

    It was reformulated again indeed. It’s watered down again, just like it was when it was launched. Hope they will correct this mistake.
  80. Re: I'm "Pretty Sure the "mystery Decant" is what I think it is because......

    This fragrance and Salvador Dalì always intrigued me. Never saw any of them anywhere to try.
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    Re: Early love that is still a love

    Burberry Touch
    Eau de Cartier
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    Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    Huh, I didn’t even know the term “Oriental” was used in a slanderous meaning. Instead of stop using the term, how about stop being xenophobic? It’s interesting cause a lot of places where xenophobia...
  83. Re: Is Atelier Cologne better than Acqua di Parma and Creed?

    From Atelier I would suggest Santal Carmine, Oolang Infini, Silver Iris and Rendez-Vouz.
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    Re: Rapid battle on a amouage blind buy.

    150071
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    Re: Rapid battle on a amouage blind buy.

    For me it would also be in this order.
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    Re: Rapid battle on a amouage blind buy.

    Jubilation XXV.
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    Re: *NEW* Armani Code EDP (2021)

    Seems to be one more in the world of the zillions flankers that has nothing to do with the original. If they would at least keep something like Code Ultimate in production.
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    Re: Let's talk about "pepper"

    Pink pepper can smell a bit dirty on my skin, like body odor, dirty clothes, a bit like cardamom and cumin. Despite liking cumin and cardamom, I have a hard time with fragrances with overdoses of...
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    Re: Masterpieces of functional perfumery

    I love the smell of Nivea soaps and body lotions as well as the smell of many sunscreen lotions in general. Some air fresheners are also nice, specially one with amber. A shampoo from Elsève called...
  90. Re: If you were going to explore a house new to you...

    Santa Maria Novella
    Zoologist
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    Re: Marine with notable violet note?

    Fahrenheit Cologne. It remembers Fahrenheit in the opening. I didn’t get anything of Fahrenheit in Fahrenheit Aqua, but the name and the violet.
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    Re: Alternative to vintage Polo Green

    The only thing that comes to my mind is Tsar, but harder to find and not niche.
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    Re: Is Fahrenheit the best rainy day Dior?

    It, Ambre Nuit or Dior Homme Original.
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    Re: When was the clubbing fragrance invented?

    I thought storks were still delivering them, aren’t they???? :undecided:
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    Re: When was the clubbing fragrance invented?

    When the clubbers were born.
  96. Thread: Inferno...

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    Re: Inferno...

    I used to avoid Versace Man due to the cheesy presentation. Couldn’t have been more stupid.
  97. Re: Ever make fragrance purchases while under the influence?

    When buying a perfume the devil is always telling me things.
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    Re: Latest Armani Prive - Cypres Pantelleria!

    Here's a little description :

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimdobson/2017/07/19/the-hidden-italian-island-of-pantelleria-the-new-sikelia-hotel-and-inside-giorgio-armanis-villa/?sh=333fa62c6395
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    Re: Encre Noire alternative?

    If you already got samples of Sycomore you’re in the right way.
    Some people aren’t sensible to iso-E super.
    Comme des Garçons Vettiveru is a nice choice.
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    Re: Houses I never hear about anymore...

    Eau D’Italie
    Sisley
    Annick Goutal
    Serge Lutens that once was a superstar. Now it’s suggested very few.
    L’Artisan
    Pierre Guillaume
    Perfumerie Generele
    Atelier Cologne
    Lorenzo Villoresi
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