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  1. Re: Would You Buy a Bottle of Creed Vintage Tabarome with tiny flakes floating in it?

    Depends on the volume and how it smells. If it represents a good deal then yes, I would buy.
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    Re: Similar to Guerlain Homme l'eau

    Homme is discontinued also and does not have the same sharp freshness. As above try Bulgari Man Extreme or, for a twist with a big lavender hit, code ice.
  3. Re: anything terpenic, camphorous, and resinous all in one?

    Some of the above can be found in tubereuse criminelle (sp?)
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    Re: Your favorite Givenchy

    Not tried so many, but of those I have then Gentlemen is the best and one of my favourites in general
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    Re: Similar to Guerlain Homme l'eau

    Bulgari Man Extreme.

    Something a bit different - Code Ice
  6. Re: I like it better than expensive scent X or I can't justify the price difference.

    Al Rehab Silver x 3

    Can't say I prefer it to SMW, but the price differential for a maybe 75% similar fragrance cannot be ignored IMO
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    Re: Just bought Jo Malone Oud & Bergamot

    Nice but weak, weak, weak!
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa

    Beautiful, beautiful fragrance with v good longevity.
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    Re: Need help to choose ...

    I have both and find both a bit 'plasticy'. PRB is more versatile IMO.
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes Parfum or Dior Homme Intense

    If it were a genuine 'you can only have 1', I'd go Hermes (I think!). Both are great and very different, so if you don't have this constraint, buy both.
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    Re: What is the general consensus of Jo Malone?

    Weak and expensive. There is much, much better available for your money.
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    Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme ~ new fragrance

    Still a very subtle fragrance; longer lasting than the original but very close to the skin. The pine freshness of the original seems to have been abandoned. Different yet similar to the original....
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    Re: Grapefruit and Woods

    Bulgari Man Extreme
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    Re: L'Homme Ideal by Guerlain - Eau De Cologne?!?!

    I'll have to try it. Just because many people on here don't rate it, doesn't make it bad or controversial. As a business, Guerlain have to move with the times - I like MdM, but I bet they don't shift...
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    Re: L'Homme Ideal by Guerlain - Eau De Cologne?!?!

    What's controversial about it?
  16. Re: Trying to pick two out of three: Bvlgari Black, A*Men, and A*Men Pure Leather

    2 bottles of Bulgari Black
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    Re: Icy fresh frag without any sweetness?

    Guerlain homme l'eau, Armani code ice
  18. Re: Looking for: strong, dark, masculine SAFFRON fragrance

    Xerjoff''s Gao would be my recommendation. Seriously dark, seriously saffron.
  19. Re: A new milestone has been met in my Creed journey...

    It's nice, but I have to admit to being a little disappointed with it. Must try again.
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    Re: so big promotion pays off!

    Jubilation, hands down.
  21. Re: Regarding our disappointments with reformulations...

    Same here. Interlude (magnetic) is a fragrance Godzilla
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    Re: Am I the only one that does this?

    XX Irony Alert XX
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    Re: Amouage interlude man with magnetic caps

    I have the magnetic cap. It was a long time ago that I first tried Interlude, but to me there is little difference to my bottle that I can recall. Perhaps it has been tamed but it is still nuclear...
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    Re: Good cola fragrance?

    This
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    Re: Good cola fragrance?

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    Re: There's a new group in town: Thickheads !!!!

    Do I hear jangling in the distance..........
  27. Re: Looking for something smokey for the cooler weather

    Interlude is my favourite

    Another is TF's Amber Absolute if you can get a bottle
  28. Thread: GIT Progression

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    Re: GIT Progression

    I don't claim to be correct here. I accept that my nose may be playing tricks on me, though I don't believe this to be the case. OTOH you seem to be incapable of accepting that other people may have...
  29. Thread: GIT Progression

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    Re: GIT Progression

    Double post
  30. Thread: GIT Progression

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    Re: GIT Progression

    I'll chip in. I also am a Chemist, though not a flavour fragrance chemist. Alcohols and aldehydes are present in alarge number of perfumes and as tensor has said, they are prone to oxidation. Now the...
  31. Thread: Natural oud scent

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    Re: Natural oud scent

    Zafar by Xerjoff
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman EDT, modern version

    I recently bought a bottle of vintage. All I can say is that the current bottle I have (2-3 years old) is an excellent rendition of the vintage. Very slightly less rich, but much closer than I was...
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    Re: TomFord: Tuscan Leather or Oud Wood?

    If you like a mundane fragrance then oud wood is your man.
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    Re: What Cologne Do You Hate to Admit You Like?

    Black XS. I'm in my 40's
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    Re: Bvlgari Black To Be Discontinued.

    This!! I probably have 70 of 75 ml left but wore it last night - heavenly
  36. Re: A light, sweet and salty, high quality sea/aquatic fragrance what have I missed?

    Erolfa

    Kenzo pour Homme
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    Poll: Re: Epic VS Oud Wood VS Colonia Oud

    Although I love the Colonia, Epic Man is about as close as it gets to Masterpiece for me.

    Don't care much for Oud Wood, it is a bit wishy-washy and several leagues below the other two.
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    Re: I need a new scent .... Help!!!!!

    Glad you are happy with your purchases!
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    Re: Casual Coffee & Sandalwood?

    Parfumerie Generale's Coze is a nice coffee-woods combo
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    Re: I need a new scent .... Help!!!!!

    Has to be Encre Noir
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    Re: Smoky, tarry fragrance

    Thanks for the suggestion guys. I have a few of those mentioned inc Lonestar Memories - I'm really after some more aggressive and less sweet. Think CdG sounds a good option and will have to look at...
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    Smoky, tarry fragrance

    As title really, any recommendations?
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    Re: Citric scents for night

    I find warrior by Boadicea to have long lasting citrus notes.
  44. Thread: Nassamotto Absinth

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    Re: Nassamotto Absinth

    Same for me, unfortunately.
  45. Thread: Way Off Scenter

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    Re: Way Off Scenter

    Welcome back Vibert! as others have said your reviews were excellent and I will be glad to have them back as a reference.

    Am I missing something re your 'misdemeanours'? I don't remember seeing...
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    Re: Dsquared Potion Black

    Agree, a v nice fragrance. I don't get rose as a major player, which is good.
  47. Re: Help me to choose a clear winner from my finalists..

    Royal oud also. Far from my favourite but miles better than Dia. One of Amouage's worst for me.
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    Re: Bvlgari or Cartier as a new summer scent?

    Haven't tried Declaration L'eau.

    You can't go far wrong with either Bulgari's Aqua or Cartier's Roadster IMO
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    Re: I wonder how Creed would do a gourmand?

    ..............Royal Banquet?
  50. Thread: Custom Made Scents

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    Re: Custom Made Scents

    Chris Bartlett on here - Pell Wall Perfumes - offers a bespoke service.
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    Re: It's about to get real...

    Congratulations to your son Chuck (and also to the rest of the family). What will he be studying?

    Maybe you can experiment with some layering/combos of your existing fragrances.

    Best of luck...
  52. Re: Can please someone tell me what this smell is? Its amazing but I dont know what it is

    +3 for violet
  53. Re: Cartier Roadster VS Dior Homme Sport 2008/2012 (Office use in a hot summer!)

    Roadster for me, but careful with the trigger.
  54. Re: Armani Prive Oud Royal or Tom Ford's Oud Wood ? Which one and why ?

    This.

    I find OW boring and sans oud.
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    Re: What does Saffron smell like?

    Bang on for me.
  56. Re: Help me! What font does Creed use (for their Royal Exclusives)

    Yes, it is a modified version of Palace, the Creed only 'Royal Palace' :laugh:
  57. Re: Which fragrance smells more feminine? Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense

    I have original DHI and DH from 2012 IIRC. To be honest I don't find either of them to be 'feminine'. I'm also in the growing minority that reckons DH is the least feminine of the two, mainly due to...
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    Re: Help!! Is my vintage Dior Homme genuine?

    You seem determined to convince yourself it is fake so just send it back rather than repeatedly ask 'is it ok' or 'but.....'.
  59. Re: What is the best Oud fragrance to use as a reference point?

    I get above average longevity and good projection also. Forgot about the chocolate note also - very nice. I just wish it were a bit more oud and saffron-centric, but then that might upset the...
  60. Re: What is the best Oud fragrance to use as a reference point?

    I too have just bought Oud Alif. To me the oud is not so prominent and is drowned out by the leather and patchouli. It is very nice though, hence the purchase.
  61. Thread: Advice requested

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    Re: Advice requested

    Manchester - Selfridges and Harvey Nichols

    Trafford centre - Selfridges and John Lewis

    Debenhams also stock a pretty good range in most stores.

    Get in, get sampling and see what you like -...
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    Re: Terre Parfum kit question!

    I agree with this comment. If it is from a reputable seller and smells OK then it is very likely OK. Good choice BTW
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    Re: Creed Tabarome Millesime thoughts

    Love it. Longevity is below average for me. Good projection for 1-2 hours, but I'm never bothered about that - the fragrance is for me.

    No leather for me.
  64. Re: Discounted Creed Himalaya- Should I pull the trigger?

    That is a very good price (by UK standards). As Hednic says, try it first. Even at that price point, I would not buy. It is the least inspiring Creed I've tried and is pretty boring in comparison to...
  65. Thread: PG Coze testing .

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    Re: PG Coze testing .

    It's certainly not a monster in terms of longevity. It feels quite muted for the first 30 minutes or so then comes to life on me. I get 6-7 hours though it is quite light.
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    Re: Fake Creeds from a very famous online store?

    Nah, the Golden Unicorns that wrap them are like robots really.............
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    Re: Fake Creeds from a very famous online store?

    Completely agree, on all points. Poor QC and no QA whatsoever.
  68. Re: Something similar to LIDGE - but more patchouli, less sweet?

    Good luck Jondedo, looks like you're in for a great sniff fest based on the many fine suggestions here. Enjoy and keep us updated.
  69. Re: Extremely Hot summer. Leave some suggestions please!

    Roadster is a good choice but be easy on the trigger. Same with New West.

    I would suggest L'eau par Kenzo PH, has a beautiful fresh citrus (yuzu) opening. Certainly available for a good price in...
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    Re: Eau Savage vs Pour Monsieur in terms of longevity

    Much of a muchness I think. On me I recall ES having better longevity, though very close to the skin after 3-4 hours whereas PM just disappears completely. PM is nicer though.

    Have you considered...
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    Re: underrated/overrated fragrance houses

    Very difficult this, for a number of reasons

    Under rated (purely because it does not get much attention on here): Parfumerie Generale

    Over rated (purely because IMO they rely on their name to...
  72. Re: Something similar to LIDGE - but more patchouli, less sweet?

    If you get to try Intrigant Patchouli, maybe give Coze from the same line a go too. Has everything you're after - dusty/earthy patch, chocolate/coffee, bourbon vanilla, ebony wood, pimento, less...
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    Shay and Blue - Oud Alif

    Anyone tried this? Sounds quite interesting, will have to try it myself. Think the founder is ex SVP at Chanel.

    Shay and Blue

    Top - Oud
    Mid - Dark chocolate, saffron
    Base - Patchouli, leather
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    Re: Parfumarie Generale Yuzu Ab Irato - wow

    It's very nice in L'Eau par Kenzo pH also.
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    Re: Your top 3 Amouage among mens/opus (excl. attars)

    Easy for me

    Epic
    Jubilation XXV
    Interlude

    Probably in that order, but so little between them.

    Why? All three are simply stunning fragrances, they knock me dead.
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    Re: Bottega veneta pour homme

    Tried this today. Have to say I'm very impressed and will be investigating further.
  77. Thread: Louis Vuitton

    by dnc
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    Re: Louis Vuitton

    Just because you don't like something why insult others who do like it? It's called personal choice, my friend. I agree it is over-hyped and stupidly expensive but hey that's life.
  78. Thread: Louis Vuitton

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    Re: Louis Vuitton

    I agree, but I did once buy a bag for a GF - never has so little cost so much. They appear to be very successful though and it is an 'iconic' brand.
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    Re: best Amouage Fragrace for men!

    Epic, Jubilation or Interlude.

    Gold if you like florals
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    Re: Need something Aquatic that can last

    My recommendations would be
    Bulgari Aqua
    Fahrenheit Aqua
    Kenzo Homme
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    Re: Newbie to the forum

    Welcome and be prepared for your collection to 'expand' :thumbsup:
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    Re: Dior Homme first edition vs current

    Though I've never experienced it personally, the Creed batch variation is alleged to be more severe than the Dior reforms. Plus there's a lot of Creed haters on here :grin:
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    Re: Dior Homme first edition vs current

    Maybe summer vs winter wearing effects?

    Beautiful fragrance :beer:

    edit - have you tried DHI?
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    Re: Offering another option by PM

    Has the market-place disappeared or is it just a glitch on my PC? Used to be splits, for sale and wanted sections........they seem to have disappeared :confused:

    Edit-found it. Having one of those...
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    Re: Niche in Manchester

    Not Manchester, but The Royal Perfumery in Wigan is superb. Has some older/less common designer brands as well as niche.
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    Re: Offering another option by PM

    Surely someone can innocently start a thread as 'Where is the best place to buy X by Y?' which might solicit a response by PM?

    Surely the market place sub-forum caters for the above anyway?
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    Re: OMG!,Chanel Platinum egoiste is majestic

    Pray tell me how so. Genuine question.

    Also what has regular Egoiste to do with this thread? OP is asking about PE.
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    Re: Plastic atomisers ok?

    I have several small plastic atomisers (don't know which plastic). They seem fine. I have bought some glass ones previously and of the 10, I smashed 2 when trying to fill them. I think good quality...
  89. Re: Ever have a significant other bash your love of fragrances?

    Current and previous SO were a bit surprised initially, but no hate. I do get discouraged from buying any more though :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Thoughts on Cartier Roadster?

    Nothing like Declaration. Roadster is a beautiful cool mint-patchouli fragrance.

    Have you tried Declaration Essence? Very nice flanker that has some similarity to the original but has a strong...
  91. Re: Please help to make a choice between Creed Royal Oud OR Amouage Memoir Man

    OP surely you should be making this purchase based on your own views? Have you tired one, both or neither of them? Which do you prefer?

    Can never quite understand this type of thread.

    IMO...
  92. Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    This is my experience with these 2 beauties also. Leather Oud tantalises with the civet, takes it to the edge of good taste but never crosses the boundary - very good fragrance. I think the cumin...
  93. Thread: how many empties?

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    Re: how many empties?

    No empties for me.
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    Re: newbiw with hundreds of perfumes

    About 100-110. Cut down my purchases drastically over the last 12 months as I have more than enough to last my lifetime. If there's something I fancy now, I tend to buy a decant rather than full...
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    Re: You gotta love EBAY!!!

    Apologies for drifting off topic...........caferacer, my friend has a project ongoing at the moment to build his cafe racer (from a Ducatti I believe). I had never heard of cafe racers prior to this...
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    Re: Sample smells different from bottle?

    I've never tried a roll on but certainly I have smelled the same fragrances 'differently' when applied by dabber vs atomiser, certainly in the top notes.
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    Re: You gotta love EBAY!!!

    Not everyone is being condescending to you.
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    Re: Suggest new niche house

    Amouage is based in Oman IIRC.

    Noses vary and Christopher Chong is the creative director.
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    Re: Suggest new niche house

    These do sound good, but don't know how easy it is to get hold of them in the UK. Nothing wrong with being a fanboy when the product is excellent - just don't mention J**h by name though :wink:
    ...
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    Re: Suggest new niche house

    Oh yes! Many people get a strong 'baby powder' vibe; fortunately for me this is only borderlinefleeting and I enjoy Gold very much. It did take maybe 2 years to properly appreciate it and to brave...
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