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    Rum, Cognac, Vodka, etc.

    Hello all,

    I've come across a few fragrances recently which contains notes such as those mentioned above. Apologies if this sounds stupid but just wondering how these ingredients are actually...
  2. Thread: Layering Frags

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    Layering? Share your combos.

    Hello all,

    I'm really intrigued about layering and would like to know more. What is the proper technique? Which notes go well together and which are a no-no?

    I hear TF Tobacco Vanille/Noir de...
  3. Re: The Smell for Less: Inexpensive copies of niche

    Musc Ravageur - Helmut Lang (HL becoming rare and pricier now though)
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    Re: Hair loss/thinning and hair styling products

    Thanks for the input guys. Will look into it.
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    Re: Next 'cheapie' blind buy

    As Randall Flag mentioned, pop into your local Debenhams/Boots, etc. Where most of these are available to test. As for
    Boucheron - Jaipur Homme and DSquared2 - Rocky Mountain Wood, you should find...
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    Bodyshop's Tobacco Flower

    So, whats it like? Is it more feminine than masculine?
    What is the projection and longevity like?

    Intrigued by this one after getting hold of Amber Oud :)
  7. Poll: Re: Your Choice of 1 Scent from Tom Ford Private Blend

    I find Bois Morocain a brilliant all rounder, so voted for that. Closely followed are Tuscan Leather, Tobacco Vanille and Noir de Noir.

    Amber Absolute should get a shout too :)
  8. Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    Depending on the fragrance, half-spray from a 2/3 inches away or full spray from 5 inches +
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    Re: M7 Oud Absolute similar to original M7 ???

    I completed a side by side test of the two and found them to have a few similarities, but mostly in the dry-down phase. The opening notes in the vintage have that berry like, medicinal note. Which...
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    Re: Worst cologne you've ever smelled???????????

    Not sure which one exactly but one of the Costume National decants I received smelt like pi55. Apologies for being crude but it really was bad!
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    Re: Habit Rouge L'Eau

    Anyone know where I can get a sample of this fragrance? Willing to cover ANY costs :)
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    Hair loss/thinning and hair styling products

    Hello all,

    After abit of advice on the issues mentioned above. I've been using products from Brylcreem, Shockwaves (and a few others) for a couple of years now.... and over time, I have noticed...
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    Re: Disgusting.. -But I like it!

    Wouldnt quite class it as disgusting but I find Acqua di Selva by Visconti di Modrone very 'in your face'. Yet, theres something about it which I like. Just need to start using it :o
  14. Re: Suggest me a fragrance based on my current ones?

    Judging by your current line up:

    Armani Code
    Rochas Man
    Dior Homme
    Thierry Mugler Cologne (Not sure if this will click with you but worth a try)
    Victor & Rolf Spicebomb

    Or if you want to...
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    Re: Amouage Interlude

    With my untrained nose, I cant pick up specific notes but as mentioned above..... it's kinda smokey, woody, with sweet notes and maybe even a touch of leather and vanilla. Someone said it smelt...
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    Amouage Interlude

    Managed to sample this recently and what a fragrance!! :evil: Lasting power is brilliant and the sillage is awesome too. Sprayed some on my jacket and was still getting compliments and people asking...
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    Re: Must have fragrances in every mans collection

    M7
    Dior Homme Intense
    Habit Rouge
    JPG
    Dior Leather Oud
  18. Re: Pre-formulated Dior Homme Intense vs Re-formulated

    Thanks for the input guys and the detailed information on the notes I'm picking up. A local high street store still has a vintage tester bottle. What can I do to convince them to let me have it? Any...
  19. Pre-formulated Dior Homme Intense vs Re-formulated

    Hello all,

    Finally managed to test these to side by side. And I have to say, its tough chosing between them. The reformulated version seemed a better all rounder to me and I could use it year...
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    Poll: Re: Rive Gauche (for men)

    Quite like this but just keep feeling that it needs to be a bit more potent. Just lacking that extra kick. Not tried the vintage version, so I wonder if that is any different to whats currently...
  21. Thread: M7

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    Re: M7

    Most days I like it but there are a few odd days where it doesnt really click with me. On those occasions M7 didnt click, it just felt slightly bitter and harsh at times :confused:

    I carried out a...
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    Re: What else smells like One Million?

    Another vote for Ted Lapidus' Black Soul. And maybe John Varvatos too.

    I'm holding onto my bottle until 'they' move onto something else. I sense it'll be Spicebomb which they'll move to. In which...
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    Xerjoff Oud Stars

    Hello all,

    I'm very curious about this range. I believe there is a variety to pick from. Ranging from Al Khatt, Gao, Fars, Zafar and Najaf (do let me know if I have missed any).

    What are they...
  24. Re: Leather Oud & Musc Ravageur - Anything similar out there?

    A few fragrances mentioned several times here, so they will go towards the top of the list.... but wont overlook the others mentioned too. Should be able to get hold of the Helmut Lang, so thats one...
  25. Re: Leather Oud & Musc Ravageur - Anything similar out there?

    Thank you all :)
  26. Leather Oud & Musc Ravageur - Anything similar out there?

    I dont often use this word to describe scents but both of those mentioned above are gorgeous!!. I gave them both another shot and was blown away. Especially with Leather Oud. It smells so rich. I...
  27. Thread: Guess Man Edt

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    Guess Man Edt

    Hello all,

    Is this stuff any good? What is the longevity and projection like? Any suggestions on similar fragrances to help get an idea of what its like woukd be great.

    Picture of bottle I'm...
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    Re: Your Top 5 As Of Right Now

    M7
    Habit Rouge
    Tuscan Leather
    Dior Homme Intense
    Diptyque Philosykos
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    Re: Worst cologne you've ever smelled???????????

    If I was to pick the worst or one that I was really put off by, it has to be one from Tom Ford Musk range (Private Collection). Not sure of the exact name but it was borderline rancid!
  30. Re: 'Vintage' Dior Homme Intense - 50ml vs 100ml. Value?

    Thanks all. My thoughts exactly on the 50ml vs 100ml. I cant see why they'd fill either bottle with different concentrations, it'd just be more work.

    Thankfully, its not a popular fragrance around...
  31. Thread: Cacharel Nemo

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    Re: Cacharel Nemo

    Thanks for chipping in guys.... and for all the links too. Keen to try the others that are similar but I wont be happy until I find Nemo :) A few of the other fragrances mentioned are on my list...
  32. 'Vintage' Dior Homme Intense - 50ml vs 100ml. Value?

    Hello all,

    DHI is a fragrance I'm really fond of, but over time (and after running out) I have kind of drifted away from it and I now need to stock up once again. The bottle I owned was...
  33. Thread: Cacharel Nemo

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    Re: Cacharel Nemo

    Thanks. This sounds very nice indeed! Now to hope that it comes up on Ebay UK!

    Is there anything similar to it? Guessing there arent many as this sounds like quite a unique composition.
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    Re: Habit Rouge L'Eau

    *bump* :o
  35. Thread: Cacharel Nemo

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    Cacharel Nemo

    Hello all,

    Very curious about this fragrance but unfortunately, not easy to get hold of around here. Whats it like? Are there any other fragrances which smell similar?
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    Re: Palmers Cocoa Butter

    Thanks, will try to sample those mentioned. A*Men didnt go down so well the first time I tested. Will have to give it another go.



    I'm guessing thats the deodorant stick. Limited range around...
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    Palmers Cocoa Butter

    Hello all,

    Always LOVED the smell of this product and just wondering if there is any fragrance out there which smells similar. This is the actual product I am referring to:
    ...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense reformulated review.

    Does anyone have a list of the codes which define the manufactured date? Vintage and post formulation. Itd be of great help when searching.

    Thanks! :)
  39. Thread: Breath of God

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    Re: Breath of God

    I popped into a local Lush store over the weekend and gave this another shot (didnt got down well the first time round). The staff member I spoke to this time seemed to have more knowledge on their...
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    Re: I can't decide!!

    I recently received samples of Pure Malt, Coffee and Havanne. So I'm guessing I may be in a similar situation to you. From reading reviews, PH seems like its going to be a hit with me :)
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    Re: Spicebomb reformulated?

    My thoughts too. Hoping to get hold of a bottle :)
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    Spicebomb reformulated?

    Hello all,

    I've heard rumours of this fragrance being reformulated already! Is it true?


    Thanks! :)
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    Re: Habit Rouge L'Eau

    Anyone? I'm willing to cover the cost of shipping and the fragrance itself it someone would consider decanting a little for me. Pretty Please! :D
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    Re: Habit Rouge L'Eau

    Anyone know where I can get a sample of this? Really want to try it but not having any luck :(
  45. Re: Mugler to bring back by popular demand Pure Havane!!!

    Has anyone compared/tested this re-release with an older batch? Very tempted to make a purchase. Would have to get my friend from the US to make a purchase for me :)

    And how does this compare to...
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    Re: Al Rehab fragrances

    Thanks for the other recommendations and the description of Choco Musk. I think I am going to have to source a bottle! :)

    Apologies for the delay in replying..... thought I had done so until I got...
  47. Thread: Cedar

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    Re: Cedar

    Ohhh.... mannnn! My head is really spinning now. So many to pick from, dont know where to start. I'll make a list and chip away at 'em. May take a while to source/test but I'll get there eventually....
  48. Thread: Cedar

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    Re: Cedar

    Thank you all. I shall try to hunt down a few of them to get my cedar ball rolling :)
  49. Thread: Cedar

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    Cedar

    Hello all,

    I have become quite fond of the cedar note and in need of some assistance with finding a few decent fragrances which containt an apparent note of cedar.

    So far I have found Kenzo...
  50. Thread: Habit Rouge

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    Re: Habit Rouge

    Hello there,

    So the Habit Rouge has been taken?
  51. Thread: Dior Eau Noire

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    Re: Dior Eau Noire

    Thanks! After posting I was wondering if there was anything else similar. Will keep an eye out for them :)



    Lol people in my family think it smells like curry/curry powder, another saying it...
  52. Thread: Dior Eau Noire

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    Dior Eau Noire

    Hello all,

    Recently received a sample of Eau Noire and I absolutely love it. People around me seem to hate it though *rollseyes*. Its just so unique, like nothing else I have ever tried.

    What...
  53. Thread: Habit Rouge

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    Re: Habit Rouge

    This thread seems to have developed more than I expected. Thanks for all the input, very interesting. I have finally recieved a sample of the EDP, currently have M7 on so will give it shot later....
  54. Thread: Habit Rouge

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    Re: Habit Rouge

    Thanks for the input guys. My friend will be sending me a sample of the EDP so looking forward to that, more so after the comments here! :)

    So, is the bottle pictured of any worth or sought after?
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    Re: How to identify genuine Tom Ford collection?

    Any opinions on the recent pics above?
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    Re: How to identify genuine Tom Ford collection?

    Ok, feeling slightly more relieved now :) I got it as a gift and just want to be sure its genuine... not doubting the person who gave me it though lol.

    Some more pictures just incase:
    ...
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    Re: How to identify genuine Tom Ford collection?

    Hello again,

    Thanks for the input and sorry for the delay. I was in a low lit room yesterday so the text seemed silver. Upon closer inspection in daylight, I have noticed it is infact gold!
    ...
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    How to identify genuine Tom Ford collection?

    Hello all,

    As the title says, please can you advise on how to identify a genuine product from the TF collection (Tuscan Leather) as I have never seen one for real.

    As the box is sealed, I can...
  59. Re: Armani Prive - Cuir Noir, Ambre Soie, Oud Royal

    Thank you Hedonist. I'll be sure to try getting hold of a sample/test Ambre Fetiche too. Cuir Noir stood out amongst the rest. The Oud Royal is a great scent too. Something I picked up quite often...
  60. Re: Armani Prive - Cuir Noir, Ambre Soie, Oud Royal

    Thanks for the input all. Will look into those scents mentioned.

    How about Cuir Noir, anything similar to that?
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    Re: Al Rehab fragrances

    I went through an Al Rehab phase in the past. A few that haven't been mentioned yet are Dalal, Balkis and Silver (But with gold text. Different to the Silver which smells like SMW).

    I'm intrigues...
  62. Armani Prive - Cuir Noir, Ambre Soie, Oud Royal

    Hello all,

    I finally managed to sample the above mentioned fragrance and have fallen for them. However, the price tag is a tad steep. Is there anything out there which is similar and has decent...
  63. Re: Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce. Fake identification

    Thanks for the input guys :D
  64. Re: Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce. Fake identification

    Ebay UK. Problem is, I've left positive feedback (eek!). I'm really curious.
  65. Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce. Fake identification

    Hi all,

    I have a query (and concern) about the above fragrance. Especially as I have only just purchased one recently. First of all, are they available in 30ml form?

    As for the bottle itself,...
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    Donna Karan/DKNY - Fuel For Men & Unleaded

    Hello all,

    Has anyone tried both DK Fuel For Men and Unleaded? I tested FFM a while back and quite liked it. Just received 2 small bottles of Unleaded and after the initial test, it reminded me of...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense query

    Damn. My brother purchased this from a store in the UK last year. He said it stated DHI on the box and also paid DHI money for it. But since then, he has disposed of the box and receipt.

    No proof...
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    Dior Homme Intense query

    Hello all,

    Just wondering if you could tell me whether this is a pic of Dior Homme Intense or just Dior Homme?

    http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/Sufyaan/DHI.jpg

    It states DH on the...
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    Re: D&G By Man (zebra print bottle)

    Thanks! :D Now to convince people to show me the inside of the cap lol
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    D&G By Man (zebra print bottle)

    Hello all,

    D&G By Man was an old favourite of mine. And still to this day I regret not buying the last one in Debenhams for around 20!

    I've been searching online but not 100% sure if they are...
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    Re: Floral, fruity, fun?

    Welcome to the forum. Be warned, its addictive!

    Try D&G The One. Quite like that :)
  72. Re: The New Spanish Scent That's Good Enough to Eat

    Ahh, this restaurant was featured on Masterchef Professionals here in the UK. The chef pictured in the article made some kind of lemon dessert. As part of the recipe, he makes a lemon fragrance in...
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    Re: **Are these YSL m7's reformulated?**

    Thanks for the info pal. Just what I was looking for :)
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    Re: **Are these YSL m7's reformulated?**

    *Bump*

    Anyone know the barcode/serial no. on box of the original formulation?
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    Re: Visiting France (Paris)

    Ooo, thanks for the info (rubegon and cacio). Anything different to look out for from the likes of Dior or YSL? Any recommendations on scents from Parfums de Nicolai?

    I've run a search on Montale...
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    Re: Visiting France (Paris)

    Thanks. Some more brands to research into. Oh how I wish I was going too!!
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    Visiting France (Paris)

    Well not me, my brother to be precise. Me being keen as ever, I was wondering what the prices will be like for the likes of Guerlain and YSL fragrances in Paris. Any cheaper than say what we can get...
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    Re: Yves Rocher Antartic

    Yep, noticed that sprays fetch quite a lot more. I'll price it fairly and maybe stick it on Ebay
  79. Thread: New member

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    Re: New member

    Thank you all.

    I dug around a little further on the forum and found exactly how to identify the formulations by looking at the bottle design. One more to look out for then :D
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    Yves Rocher Antartic

    Hello all,

    I have a 100ml bottle of the above (cologne) and just wondering what would be a reasonable value for it? It has more or less all the contents in it, just tested using a cotton bud/swab....
  81. Re: Maximizing Projection and Longevity from a Fragrance

    I came across the fragrant free lotion tip a few months back. The explanation of doing so was that on bare skin, the pores will absorb the fragrance and natural body moisture will affect the...
  82. Thread: New member

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    New member

    Hello all,

    I've been a long time lurker of the forum and site as a whole. Comes in handy when looking for reviews and reassurance for blind buys.

    I love fragrances, always keen to test new...
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