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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    First impressions are good - its getting a full wearing tomorrow
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

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    These two just arrived

    (Lyric Man and Blue Aoud)
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    Re: scent samples uk dissapeared?

    I am pretty sure that he has been on holiday and I am guessing that he has come back to a fairly large build up of work

    He has been in touch with me about a couple of bottles but maybe a bit...
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    Re: Strenght and speed scent?

    Montale Dark Aoud

    This scent puts me in a 'don't mess with me' state of mind and I find that I can lift more when I am on the pissed-off side of the fence

    Cheers
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    Re: UK only - postage inlcuded in the price

    Prices reduced - really keen to clear these out - PM me if interested in anything
  6. Re: Best Vintage, Discontinued fragrance that still can be worn today (modern) -

    Wearing Balafre tonight - does it qualify?

    It is very nice indeed
  7. Thread: My first Scubber

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    Re: My first Scubber

    I had my first ever full blown scrubber last week (involved having to have a shower to get rid of it)

    I received a sample of Roja Dove Nuwa (thanks again Viffer) - this was my first go with Roja...
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    Re: What scents make you feel the most confident?

    Montale Dark Aoud puts me in a 'I am not taking any sh!t' kind of mood
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    Re: What's the appeal in Montale?

    I am a big Montale fan but even I have to accept that the constant churning out of new scents in same way cheapens the overall perception of the house.

    To some extent, it almost shows that there...
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

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    Declaration d'un Soir Intense
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    Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille!

    It is classed as a womens fragrance and the bottle looks the same as mine

    I personally don't get too worried about male/female in fragrances - if you like it then that's all that counts
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    Re: Fragrances that you have made a profit off of

    I am a master at making consistent losses on nearly everything I buy
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

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    Re: Unscented deodrant!

    Because all men want to smell of Lynx
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    Re: Unscented deodrant!

    Mitchum do an unscented deodorant/anti-perspirant in either a spray or a roll on - you can find it in Asda

    Guessing the reason you can not find it is because it is in the women's section

    It is...
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    Re: Few new samples today

    This pretty much mirrors my view on these three
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    Re: Daily Fragrance Change

    Not strange at all - I wear a different one every day and then gym, shower another scent

    I am a twice-a-day man
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    Re: What's the appeal in Montale?

    I own Aoud & Pine and to me there is very little Pine in it. There is a big Apple blast at the top (which is quite nice, not too sweet) and then it settles into the more normal Montale type thing....
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    Re: What's the appeal in Montale?

    I have around 15 bottles from Montale and three of them are in my Top 5 Most Worn

    I like that they last forever

    I like that they project well without going into full on 'beast-mode'

    I like...
  20. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    Anyone have Tarts Boudoir from 4160 Tuesdays?
  21. Re: Is there any fragrance for men that doesn't have the word "sweet" involved in the description?

    Dark Aoud - only two notes listed, Sandalwood and Oud

    This is one of my favourites and is dry as a bone
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    Re: Some clarification on Esenecia Loewe.

    So, I can blind buy this at a sensible price but have never tried it

    Safe blind buy? I am guessing no - but what would you compare it too to give me a bit of a steer
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    Re: Womens fragrances on men!

    Two of my favourite fragrances are classed as feminine - Portrait of a Lady and Shalimar

    For me, I couldn't care less who they are meant to be for, I like them so I wear them
  24. Thread: Nostalgia

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    Re: Nostalgia

    L'eau D'Issey

    It was the first fragrance that I ever received a compliment about and I can still remember it - 'you always smell nice' was the line that a young lady said to me (I was 16)

    I am...
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    Re: Oh, how this hobby is bad for my bank account!

    It is all relative - if the man is a millionaire then 1500 is neither here nor there.

    The only time that it is a problem is if it becomes a financial issue and you still cant stop buying

    If...
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    UK only - postage inlcuded in the price

    Looking to move a few lesser loved bottles on. Please PM me if interested - I will throw in the bottle of Lomani and Guilty to the first two people that take something

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    Philosykos EDT...
  27. Re: Santas helpers are in their workshop concocting your most wanted/desired fragrance.

    On the face of it, remik found the last bottle in the uk as I can't find another one anywhere

    I am a bad Santa
  28. Sticky: Re: New Free to a Good Home, no requests September, 2014

    Thanks Viffer, same to you

    Cheers
  29. Sticky: Re: New Free to a Good Home, no requests September, 2014

    I will take them if still available?

    Cheers
  30. Re: Looking for something smokey for the cooler weather

    Interlude has an ability to smell of smoke

    I couldn't stand it at first but now think it is fantastic
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    Poll: Re: How much do you love your fragrances?

    On certain days, more than my wife
  32. Re: Santas helpers are in their workshop concocting your most wanted/desired fragrance.

    I just bought a bottle of this for another Basenoter, in fact, I have literally just finished boxing it up for him

    Does that mean I am Santa?
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    Re: Scottish results scents?

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    Re: Advise for a Newcomer

    I wouldn't get stuck on one house as the variations in styles just within one house can be huge. I would do (and have done) what most are suggesting - sample. I have spent a huge amount of money...
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    Re: Advise for a Newcomer

    I didn't say it was good or bad, I was stating my understanding of what cacio had said.

    In fairness, cacio also says that if they can get away with it then good for them. The point is that a house...
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    Re: Advise for a Newcomer

    Certain brands can demand premium pricing even if the product is not necessarily a premium product. This is often done by clever marketing.

    Many of the posters on this forum look past the...
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    Re: Pick 2 from your collection

    Ok - I am going to base my answer on a non-seasonal basis as this earthquake could literally happen at any time

    Interlude Man
    Portrait of a Lady or Musc Ravaguer - cant make my mind up. I would...
  38. Re: Pure Coffee release date revealed (finally!) 9/24

    It has been available in the UK for a while now. I blind bought it and was pretty unimpressed with it - sold it the day after I bought it.

    As a flanker it is no better than any of the others that...
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    Re: Pick 2 from your collection

    What season does this earthquake take place in
  40. Re: Which fragrance is best at smelling like a bakery?

    Montale Chocolate Greedy smells of Chocolate Muffins
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    Let me know if you would like one getting over to you - wouldn't be a problem
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    31143311443114531146The credit card has taken a hammering over the weekend. My intention of trimming down the collection has taken a backwards step
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    Re: Best dry down frag

    Musc Ravageur - the dry down is so good it justifies the slightly challenging opening
  44. Re: Ever asked a person who was of the same sex what they were wearing? If so, how did you approach

    Yes - I just asked
  45. Re: Which "feminine" scents would you never want to be without ?

    Portrait of a Lady

    Wore it to work yesterday and loved every minute of it
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    Re: Help with Oud fragrances please

    Montale have loads of them. If there are non that you like then give it a couple of weeks and they will have released some new ones

    Particular favourites of mine are:

    Red Aoud
    Black Aoud
    Aoud...
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    Re: Very first fragrance

    Recently on holiday, I gave my 8 year old son a sneaky squirt of Aventus

    I wonder if Aventus is the modern day Old Spice?
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    Re: Can a man wear female fragrances?

    You can wear anything that you are comfortable in be it designed for men or women - it doesn't bother me in the slightest

    A great example is Portrait of a Lady - meant to be for women but I think...
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    Re: Very first fragrance

    My Uncle used to wear Brut - can clearly remember this as the first 'grown-up' smell

    My first was Blue Stratos Sport bought for me by my mum when I was 13
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    Re: EU regulation and lavender

    I thought that I had answered this bit of your post
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    Re: EU regulation and lavender

    The way that I read it was that IFRA is being portrayed as the body that is banning everything when in reality they are acting as mediators and trying to keep certain things legal. The suggestion is...
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    Re: Top 10 Niche fragrances with the best projection

    If I want the whole world to know what I am wearing then the following from my collection will do the job:

    Interlude Man
    Aoud Lime
    Black Aoud
    Dark Aoud
    Tobacco Vanille
    Portrait of a Lady...
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    Re: Fragrance for a long flight.

    Couple of sprays of Grey Vetiver
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    Re: Best blind buy from the amouage range

    I blind bought the sample set as suggested above - pleased that I did as some of them are nowhere close to my tastes

    For the record, I now own Interlude and JubXXV but still would not recommend...
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    Re: MFK Oud fragrances

    I have just received all of the scents you mentioned in samples - from testing on paper, Silk Mood is the best but I would have to give them a full wearing to be certain
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    Re: Sample bag smells very bad

    Simple problem - wash/soak/douse you hand/bag in Interlude Man

    Interlude trumps Fate in all areas and has the power to negate any hint of Cumin
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

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    Just arrived today - along with the POAL, I am on a big Rose kick at the moment
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    Re: Your favorite cuddling scent

    I was wearing Musc Ravageur last night and can confirm that I got a cuddle from the wife
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    Re: Shay & blue Oid Alif

    I blind bought a bottle, quite liked it, didn't love it, sold it
  60. Re: Need Help Blind buying l'instant de guerlain pour homme or recommend something? Please

    I am already on record as stating LIDG to be my worst ever blind buy - extremely disappointing scent for me

    I would sample first
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

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    These arrived today - I am a very happy boy
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    Poll: Re: How many of you are "serious collectors?" POLL.

    Collector - no

    Compulsive buyer - yes
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    Re: UK split - Balafre Lancome

    Count me in
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    Re: Top five vanilla scents

    SDV
    Eau des Baux
    Vanillary
    Vanille Absolu
    Tobacco Vanille
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    Would definitely be keen on this
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    Re: Nice smell frag with super projectivity

    Interlude Man - blow your socks off projection and lasts forever
  67. Thread: Moment of Clarity

    by yarn
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    Re: Moment of Clarity

    Not so long ago, I had a moment of clarity myself when I realised that the 100+ bottles that I had were unlikely to ever be used. The reason for this was that I tended to stick to 15 or so bottles...
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

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    This just arrived this morning
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    Re: Next Fragrance:Opinions needed

    Portrait of a Lady is fantastic - I have just bought a bottle myself

    If it was me, I would spend $100 on samples and then make a choice from there. I am a bit of a sample addict as I like the idea...
  70. Re: What's your favorite from the Creed Acqua Originale line ? Or none of them?

    Tried all of them and found them to be very good

    Problem is that performance of each one was shocking

    At the price point theses are sold at there should be significantly better performance on...
  71. Re: Looking for smoky and leather frags, with HUGE longevity/sillage

    Montale Cuir d'Arabie

    The opening can melt skin off - get past that and you have leather

    Lots of leather
  72. Re: What are the booziest fragrances you've had the pleasure of wearing?

    I find the opening of SDV pretty boozy
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    Re: Your top 3 strictly masculine scents

    Which batch?
  74. Re: Ordered ONE 75 ml Creed, received TWO bottles. Any advice?

    If it was me, I would let them know - big believer in honesty being the best policy.

    You never know, they may let you keep it
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    Re: Your top 3 strictly masculine scents

    Purely based on my own collection I would go with

    Interlude Man
    Invasion Barbare
    Aventus
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    Re: Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    Can honestly say that this has never happened to me in any way, shape or form??

    I come from a town in the North of England that is not one of the nicest places on earth and even with the backdrop...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 28, 2014

    It is pouring down with rain here today so gone with..

    Montale Dark Aoud
  78. Re: What is your most worn fragrance according to your "Scent of the day"?

    Turns out it is Montale Red Aoud

    Probably not my absolute favourite but would make my top 5
  79. Re: How does your significant other deal with your fragrance habits?

    Potentially one blind buy away from divorce
  80. Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    No problem - I will get them in the post tomorrow

    I am going to trim the list down today and add a few others so have a look and see if you would rather have any of the new ones

    Cheers
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    Re: Folks who ask you what fragrance you're wearing

    So the only reason people ask you what you are wearing is so that they can go out and buy it? Pretty paranoid approach.

    Ever thought that they may just be asking out of interest, to start a...
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    Re: What's the one ingredient you hate?

    Immortelle, Tuberose, Tomato Leaf and 90% of whatever the hell is in Secretions Magnifique
  83. Re: Basenotes Top 40 Most Complimented Fragrances - CLONES/DUPES/SMELLALIKE THREAD

    I could do with people's opinion on this - just tried a sample of Geo F Trumper Curzon Cologne and it reminds me very much of Invasion Barbare - I have only tested it on paper and I appreciate that...
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    Re: What Should Be My Next Niche

    I would give Interlude a run

    Hated it on the first try, tried it again and now couldn't be without it - comes with the added benefit of nuclear projection with infinite longevity
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    Re: Niche frags that are a must?

    It can get pretty expensive blind buying niche - I would rather spend 200 on samples than on one bottle that I end up not liking

    Houses that enjoy (after lengthy sampling) are:

    Amouage...
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    Re: What Should Be My Next Niche

    XXV is great but I find it doesn't last that long which is a shame considering the cost

    Out of interest, have you sampled the scents on your short list?
  87. Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    I get samples from all over although when buying in the UK I tend to use Scentsamples - Patrick who runs it seems to be a good guy and the service/samples they offer are very good
  88. Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    Nice of you to say but the reality is that I am an impulsive buyer of samples and bottles and this exercise of clearing the decks is largely down to the need to reduce the grief I get from my wife...
  89. Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    No problem - let me know if you want any more - only reason for suggesting 5 was to stop someone claiming all of them - as the thread has been going a while I am more than happy to send more to those...
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    There is no way I could wear Interlude for 7 days straight - don't get me wrong, Interlude is in my top 3 scents but I don't think I could stomach it for seven days - the flip side is that you would...
  91. Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    No problem

    Cheers
  92. Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    A*Men is missing in action, will replace with the Hayari

    Cheers
  93. Re: Effect of Rose or Violet scents on male body language and behavior

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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 22, 2014

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    Mancera Black to Black - still not in the Directory though?
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    Re: Post office refused perfume postage

    Exact same thing happened to me with a couple of bottles I bought direct from Montale

    The Post Office found the package and re-routed it to me with an exact delivery date - pretty good considering...
  96. Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    No problem - will just have to confirm on the A*Men - cant seem to put my hands on it at the second

    Cheers
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    Re: Penhaligon perfumery

    Funnily enough, I was thinking about Penhaligons this morning while in the shower (lots of thinking done while in the shower)

    I was a fan of Penhaligons, I like English Fern, I own a number of...
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    Re: Picking a chocolate scent as a gift

    This

    Chocolate Greedy smells of chocolate and pretty much nothing else
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    Re: TomFord: Tuscan Leather or Oud Wood?

    Oud Wood

    Literally just tried a sample of TL while sat in my office and I am positive that OW is far better
  100. Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    no problem - will get them to you asap
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