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    Re: Initial blast vs drydown

    A little off-topic, but recently purchased a vintage bottle of Versace L'Homme. I find that this almost devolves. What I mean by this is that the opening is what I would expect from the dry down...
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    Re: Creed Les Royales Exclusives Issue

    And then they will claim it's because you opened the box/bottle. Catch 22.
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    Re: Anyone try out Lomani Intense Black?

    all beauty.com (used to be cheapsmells) often have this one.
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    Re: YSL oriental collection on Ebay

    If you are worried about it, the best thing you can do is buy from a well-known, established retailer at full RRP. No danger that way.
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    Re: YSL oriental collection on Ebay

    Never heard (or seen) of these being faked. Nowhere near mainstream enough. I might spring for these if you don't.
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    Re: Kouros in summertime

    Kouros is great at any time of the year. Luckily I managed to find three vintage bottles that perform brilliantly. On a side note, I am wearing A*Men (original) today in moderate to high heat and...
  7. Re: Knize Ten Golden Edition vs AdP Colonia Leather Concetree

    I haven't tried the AdP unfortunately, but can vouch for the Knize Ten Golden Edition. It always reminds me of a brand new car with a luxury leather interior.
  8. Re: Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee to be re-released

    The fragrance smells exactly the same as my vintage bottle and samples. Not a bad thing; glad they didn't do any noticeable reformulation with this.
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    Re: Oud Ispahan or Rose d'Arabie?

    Oud Ispahan is a great fragrance.
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    Re: Chanel PE

    I have this issue with ALL of my Chanel bottles. Annoying, but doesn't have any effect on the way the fragrance smells, so not a problem IMO.
  11. Re: Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee to be re-released

    Don't worry, I've tried it before. I try to keep series' of fragrances as complete as possible. I do already have Pure Coffee but am down to the last few ml, so this is a welcome re-release IMO. ...
  12. Re: Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee to be re-released

    Ordered one bottle for now.
  13. Re: I need some advise on diverse ' Niche' scents

    The question is, what do YOU think about these fragrances? If you like them and want to wear them, go for it and don't worry about what anyone here or elsewhere may think.
  14. Re: Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee to be re-released

    This is great news, I'll grab a couple of bottles as soon as it is released. I wasn't going to bother with Pure Wood, but this has actually inspired me to keep the Mugler collection complete. Who...
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    I've never understood this. I apologise if this offends anyone, but I'm pretty sure that I earn a hell of a lot more than these department store SAs do; I'm really not sure what a lot of hem have to...
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    Re: Anyone apply fragrances to their ribs?

    I prefer barbecue sauce.
  17. UK only sales: Amouage, Mona di Orio, Naomi Goodsir etc

    All items come with box unless otherwise specified. All prices include 2nd Class recorded delivery within the UK. Payment via PayPal or BACS please.

    1) Mona di Orio: Oud (100ml, 85% - 90% left...
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    Re: Most powdery fragrances

    Amazing fragrance. One of my absolute favourites. Have a 'vintage' bottle that I am cherishing!
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    Re: Most powdery fragrances

    I do own these; perhaps I need to wear more of my current collection as I may find that I already have what I am looking for and don't know it!
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    Re: Most powdery fragrances

    I just don't like the overall fragrance. Have almost bought it a few times, but there's something not quite right for me.
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    Re: Most powdery fragrances

    Have and love it, I just wish it lasted longer and projected a little more.



    Have it and find it a little too soft for me.



    Own all of the Prada frags and yes, they are to my tastes.
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    Re: Most powdery fragrances

    Thank you, I'll seek it out.



    Yes, I do enjoy Gold, it may be time to get a FB. Thanks for reminding me of that one.
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    Most powdery fragrances

    Hello friends,

    In contrast to many that I know, I love powdery fragrances and those that exude a more mature aura.

    Even though I own a lot of expensive niche fragrances, I find myself craving...
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    Re: Fragrances similar to Escada pour homme

    I would be interested to know the answer to this question too!
  25. Re: Other than AB Silver Spirit what fragrances became hits because of Basenotes?

    I would think that many fragrances are brought to a wider audience due to basenotes and it's members.
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    Re: Lush Breath Of God

    It's OK, I own it but don't really use it. It has that soapy, dusty base that all Lush fragrances seem to have, which I do t like at all.
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    Re: Similar to Hanae Mori H.M., but better?

    Limone di Sicilia by Il Profumi di Firenze.
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    Re: Top 3 all-time as per your S.O.

    Tobacco Vanille
    Tuscan Leather
    Phsychedelique

    Gucci PH II in the designer realm
  29. Re: Found a note that I dislike: galbanum. What's your scent peeve?

    I'm not too keen on Immortelle.
  30. Re: Best Maison Francis Kurkdjian for summer?

    For me, it's APOM pour Homme
  31. Re: what to wear for classical concert called Midnight in Paris!

    Do you really have to ask?! :wink:
  32. Right Guard: Clean. Fragrance equivalent.

    Hello everyone,

    If anyone has tried Right Guard (Total Defence 5) Clean anti-perspirant, can you recommend a fragrance (any concentration) that smells at leat similar? I think it's a replica of a...
  33. Re: What cheap fragrance generated more compliments when you wore during all day

    I couldn't disagree more with this statement. I rarely receive compliments on expensive niche fragrances. I see them more as 'perfume as art' meaning that they don't always smell 'good' but could...
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    Re: Wine Cooler ---> Incredible Longevity

    Just to play devil's advocate... You mention that the weather has been very hot. IMO this could give the impression of increased longevity/projection as the scent is at a higher temperature on your...
  35. Poll: Re: Your favourite Mona di Orio: Les Nombres d'Or?

    Of those that I own, I would rank them:
    Vanille
    Violette Fumee
    Oud
    Eau Absolue
  36. Re: What makes midnight in paris smell so feminine?????

    Your own insecurities?
  37. Re: Can please someone tell me what this smell is? Its amazing but I dont know what it is

    I second this.
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    Re: Help me find this Tom Ford...

    Definitely Rive D'Ambre.
  39. Re: Anybody has seen this Pure Malt bottle?

    I give up.
  40. Re: Anybody has seen this Pure Malt bottle?

    Or better still, just buy it online from the Mugler store. It's only £45 in the UK, hardly expensive if you are so concerned about the product being fake. The extra that you spend is surely worth...
  41. Re: Anybody has seen this Pure Malt bottle?

    [QUOTE=DarshVader;3118011]That's exactly what i thought. What i don't know is whether pure malt was ever sold in steel flasks as 'limited edition'. Mugler website has nothing on it either.[/QUOTE
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  42. Re: Anybody has seen this Pure Malt bottle?

    It just looks like the bottle has been removed from the rubber flask and put into the metal flask.
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    Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    How things change! Updated list.

    1) More than Words
    2) Oud Ispahan
    3) Portrait of a Lady
    4) Lumiere Noire PH
    5) Intense Cafe
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    Re: Similar to Burberry London?

    Noel au Balcon by Etat Libre d'Orange is similar IMO.
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    Re: New uk based sample service?

    I have used Patrick's service a lot and can say that all of his products are genuine and always arrive in a timely fashion and are well packaged. His new website looks great and will hopefully prove...
  46. Re: Die-hard Niche Lovers - Is there ANY designer scent you WOULD buy and wear?

    Exactly; I misunderstood the post. Apologies.
  47. Re: Die-hard Niche Lovers - Is there ANY designer scent you WOULD buy and wear?

    I beg your pardon? I'm not sure what the hostility is about. I own around £40K worth of fragrances and have a pretty much even split of designer and niche. I rate Jaipur Homme, Kouros, Eau Sauvage...
  48. Re: Die-hard Niche Lovers - Is there ANY designer scent you WOULD buy and wear?

    Plenty. I don't discriminate because a fragrance is 'designer' in the same way that I don't think everything 'niche' is great. If it smells good to me, I couldn't care less if it cost £5.00 or £500.
  49. Re: Time to check in on those 2014 fragrance resolutions!

    It's not even that the car was boring, I just got bored of it! Just replaced my BMW 735i with a Jaguar XJ8. I'm rely a Jaguar man, but have flirted with BMWs for a few years, starting with the X5...
  50. Re: Time to check in on those 2014 fragrance resolutions!

    Doing well here; haven't bought anything though have received a couple of bottles as gifts.

    I did buy a new car though... does that count?! Got bored of my old one after less than 6 months. ...
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    Re: fake By Man by D&G

    I've got a full bottle of By Man that you can have for $50. The only catch... it's invisible.

    http://youtu.be/-ZYzbkk5X4M
  52. Poll: Re: Fragrances competition DESIGNER ---> (Round 1, pt.1)

    Bottled by a country mile.
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    Re: best Amouage Fragrace for men!

    Interlude is their best IMO.
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    Re: One fragrance away...

    Also a good choice.
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    Re: One fragrance away...

    I would suggest:
    Jovoy: Private Label
    Amouage: Epic (Man)
    YSL: M7
    Gucci: Envy
    MFK: Oud
    Mona Di Orio: Vetyver
    Mona Di Orio: Oud
  56. Re: Mancera Roses Vanille - I need thoughs, opinions, and comparisons.

    This was my first Mancera and it remains my favourite from the house so far. It is comparable to Montale's Intense Cafe, sans the coffee note up top.
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    Re: What does everyone else smell like?

    I work around a lot of young people and the most common fragrance is One Million. Probably 7 out of 10 wear it with the others favouring Lynx or their natural... scent.
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    Re: Buying Used Bottles...

    I also do this. Just like you, Tony, I have no need for full bottles of everything. I don't see it as being cheap, just resourceful.
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    Re: Something similar to Epic Man?

    The first thing that struck me upon spraying Epic, was that it was reminiscent of Tom Ford Extreme. Both different, but there's something in the feel of the fragrance that they share.
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    Re: Amber Absolute

    No similarity IMO. I think you'd be surprised at how different they are if you did a side by side.
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    Re: Best leather?

    One I'm really enjoying at the moment is Cuir Velours.
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    Re: compliments with interlude man

    Ditto.
  63. Re: Is there any fragrance that smells like reese's peanut butter cups?

    Try the Body Shop's Brazil Nut and/or Chocomania.
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    Re: compliments with interlude man

    Loads. Fantastic fragrance.
  65. Re: How much money do you spend on perfume a month?

    Easily done when some of the bottles I was buying were £300+. I also got into vintage hunting, which was a pricey affair!
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    Re: Bvlgari Aqva vs ADG vs ADG Essenza

    Same here. I also have some good scent memories associated with it. Great fragrance.
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    Re: Vol de Nuit Current Formulation

    I agree 100%. Once I figured out how to get it open (thanks for the help guys!) it did not disappoint.
  68. Re: Orange Battle: Concentré d'Orange Verte vs. Orange Sanguine

    I only own OS and I personally love it. It is, as others have said, photorealistic as you can get. On me, projection and longevity are stellar.
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    Re: Vol de Nuit: a unisex

    I have the modern Extrait/Parfum. It is stunning. My only criticism (as with all Parfums, Attars etc) is that I hate having to 'dab'.
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    Re: I wish Creed's MI wasn't so powdery.

    If you find MI too powdery, perhaps CK One Summer 2013 might be up your street. Watery watermelon, not too citric.
  71. Re: How much money do you spend on perfume a month?

    Nothing at the moment (doing well!) but anything up to £2K a month at times.
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi

    Have only tried Uomo, but like it a lot. A lovely herbal fragrance, in a fairly traditional style, though not sure about the lasting power.
  73. Re: Why would they discontinue Gucci Envy and PH 2?

    You really need to learn some manners; you know nothing about my business nor my financial affairs. Again, when you grow up a bit, you will realise that you can't go around making assumptions about...
  74. Re: Jaipur EDP - worth getting if you like the EDT?

    Definitely. I own both (and have backups too!) though I prefer the EDT. It seems rounder and less harsh than the EDP. Not too much of a difference in the actual smell to be honest.
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    Re: Oud in the summer.

    I personally like wearing heavier scents in the summer, oud included. For me, the fragrance really blossoms in the heat.
  76. Re: What is the Best Unique Casual Cologne You Own?

    Best casual fragrance that I own: Virgin Island Water (love the carefree feel of this, especially in the summer)
    Affordable recommendation: Carthusia Uomo. An affordable niche that I really,...
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    Re: Roja Dove fragrances

    I have yet to try a Roja Dove fragrance. I am actually scared of doing so, because they seem right up my street! The cost is quite high though and I'm not buying anything until the end of July...
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur: where to buy EDT

    Strange, you only see the EDT in the UK. If the shipping restrictions weren't in place, I'd offer to send one over to you. As caferacer says, amazon is probably your best bet. You might find one...
  79. Re: Why would they discontinue Gucci Envy and PH 2?

    There are some companies (I'm afraid I don't have their names to hand) that claim to be able to replicate any fragrance. I've never done it so can't say how accurate they are. I had a fragrance...
  80. Re: Why would they discontinue Gucci Envy and PH 2?

    2009 I think.

    EDIT: Just noticed that this was answered above!
  81. Re: Why would they discontinue Gucci Envy and PH 2?

    I have a few issues with this, young Damian.



    To me, when I point out that your assumption that everyone liked it is wrong, and you then say:



    You appear to be completely disregarding...
  82. Re: Is there any news of fake A*Men and the Pure Line bottles?

    Highly unlikely that this would be faked. Your product looks fine.
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    Re: Best orris and iris perfume

    I haven't tried it either; am surprised that it hasn't been mentioned though as it is a fairly recent release that seemed the subject of moderate hype. It seems to have been overshadowed by Gold...
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    Re: Best orris and iris perfume

    Sounds good. Have you tried Silver Iris?
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    Re: Best orris and iris perfume

    Is it more rooty or floral?

    I like:
    ISM
    DHI
    Bois d'Argent
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    Re: LIDGE being discontinued ?

    I was always under the impression that it was a 'limited edition' (pretty sure it says that on the box anyway).
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    Re: Fake Issey Miyake L'eau D'Issey?

    The box seems amateur, the printing on the bottle is very sketchy and doesn't seem sharp or professional. I'm sure that others will chime in, but I think this looks like a fake. Coupled with the...
  88. Re: Why would they discontinue Gucci Envy and PH 2?

    Again, your assumption is clearly wrong. Everyone did not like them, otherwise the sales for both would have been infinitely better, the fragrances would not have been discontinued and we would all...
  89. Re: Do you use any of your fragrances as room spray?

    Inadvertently, yes. I apply fragrance every morning in our bedroom; it can easily be detected when I return from work in the evening. My wife often comments that it can be smelt throughout the...
  90. Re: Why would they discontinue Gucci Envy and PH 2?

    I think your assumption that "everyone" liked these fragrances is wrong. I personally love them, but think that Joe Public might not have appreciated them as much.
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    Re: Your first online fragrance purchase

    I think mine was Noir de Noir.
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    Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    And kind of racist too.
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    Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    Never had any insulting comments; I was the subject of some mild taunting when I seriously misjudged the power of Rose Jam though!
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    Re: One spray? Where?

    Two completely different things.
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    Re: One spray? Where?

    I have never (and would probably never) apply only one spray of a fragrance. Just don't see the point. Why would I spend upwards of £300 on a bottle and not be able to smell it myself?
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    Re: Fragrances you lost passion for

    What are you talking about?
  97. Re: oud scents with monster sillage and projection

    Order some samples and decide for yourself; some mentioned above have very poor projection on my skin, so each person will have a different experience.
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    Re: what is on your wish list?

    Nothing right now. Makes a pleasant change!
  99. Re: "KOUROS: the Scent of Gods" (a 100-pictures review)

    Very, very interesting and extremely helpful. Also realised that one of my three 'vintage' bottles is from the first release between '81 and '82!
  100. Poll: Re: Versace Dreamer or Armani Code for the dry down?

    The Dreamer for me. Don't like Code at all.
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