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    Re: Finally bought Versace pour homme :-)

    u going off it already? :laugh:
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    Re: Your Favorite Henry Jacques Fragrances?

    No -- you are right

    They are very nice fragrances but there is no justification for the pricepoints imo
  3. Re: There’s patchouli, and then there’s patchouli...

    Yes there are two versions

    I really don't like the Hippie oil type smell but love patchouli when it is mixed up -- especially with florals, like H.O.T. Always and Patchouli Patch
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    Re: Favourite leather fragrance

    which rarely gets a mention on these boards -- I love it
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    Re: Favourite leather fragrance

    Bandit
    Knize Ten
    Nostalgia
    Hot Leather
    Bel Ami
    Cuir Cannage
    Cuir by LT Piver
    Cuir Fetiche
  6. Re: Which male fragrances do women really, really hate?

    there you go :tekst-toppie:
  7. Thread: Top 3 now.

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    Re: Top 3 now.

    Vetiver & Grapefruit - Molton Brown (not fashionable but a wonderful smell)

    Intoxicated - Kilian (A*Men but 1000 times better)

    Santal Noble (old version but not vintage) - MpG (can't be...
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    Re: Has Nasomatto Pardon been reformulated?

    I thought that Nasomatto had made a conscious decision to tone all their fragrances down because of their 'foghorn' reputation
  9. Re: Which male fragrances do women really, really hate?

    the smell of beer
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    Re: Why do some people hate fragrance this much?

    I've never said that though -- that's cheating :cheesy:
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    Re: Le Labo Santal 33 or YSL Santal Accord?

    I can only comment on the Le Labo and as a fragrance, I found it very disappointing and the price is just insulting
  12. Re: Fragrances - Do some lose their scent with time

    the old splash-ons used to go off in time -- I had a Kouros splash-on that went quite sour and had sediment in the juice --- it's because of the exposure to air over a long period

    Modern bottles...
  13. Thread: Assumed shilling

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    Re: Assumed shilling

    it's difficult to decide sometimes -- but real shills usually incorporate House fragrance names in some tedious overlong shaggy dog story that is completely made up.

    Some even flame the fragrances...
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    Re: Why do some people hate fragrance this much?

    we all are
  15. Re: Does It Bother You When People You Like Mock Cologne In General?

    Ooh no, look --- don't mock

    my flabber has never been so gasted
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    Re: Meeting an ex for coffee what should I wear

    +1 -- it's too arbitrary

    Life would be exceedingly dull without some controversy or dispute -- after all, that's the whole essence of a forum, isn't it?
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    Re: Cheapies for the Office?

    You might want to wait for 'CK One Everyone' also -- £40

    I'm hearing positive things about it
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    Re: How have your tastes changed over time?

    I am not solely driven about getting laid anymore, so I basically wear more sophisticated and nuanced fragrances that please me on a more cerebral level
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    Re: Cheapies for the Office?

    Prada Amber

    Man in Black - Bulgari

    Je Suis un Homme - ELdO

    You will smell great -- but probs pushing £150
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    Re: Opposite of powdery

    Derby
  21. Re: Observtion on Bogart Pour Homme, which arrived today

    it's dynamite


    can't compare to the Lynx as I'm not a virgin 16 year old with bad skin :laugh:
  22. Re: How do you assemble a bottle of Montale perfume?

    I tested about 25 Montales in one sitting in a big London store --- my fingers were bleeding at the end of it.

    Why bother with the tricksy things?
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    Re: UK based bargain alert thread?

    The thing is, it seems so random, i.e. Fortnum & Mason have like 'pop-up' sales, where there might be a long table of fragrances they can't shift (some really expensive niche among them) at...
  24. Re: Does new By Kilian refill require original bottle?

    Consumer Care Tel No. ---- 0808 164 5842
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    Re: Niche fragrances similar to Joop homme?

    +1 at least a thousand times
  26. Re: Howcome Hermes Voyage Parfum doesnt get much love?

    makes me sneeze
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    Re: Everybody Hates Hugo Boss

    'The Collection' range by Boss wasn't bad -- I liked Velvet Amber and the patchouli one

    I find the mainstream offerings predictable and confusing
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    Re: Looking for ideas/inspiration

    Thanks



    The opening is a little challenging, but the drydown is something else -- hope you enjoy it
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    Re: Looking for ideas/inspiration

    I'm guessing you have tried 3rd Man and Rive Gauche -- 2 wonderful classics

    So, I would really urge you to hunt down Eau Noire by Dior --- a simply stunning lavender and immortelle combination...
  30. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    nutters


    but smell good
  31. Re: How much should you spend on my fragrance collection?

    I chose to go down this route in my last buying expedition and it came to much more than I would normally spend on fragrances in a month.

    I haven't bought any new fragrances for a few months now...
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    Re: Changing username??

    I bet you want to change it to 'mermaidsetparfum2'
  33. Re: Unique and interesting, but still compliment getting?

    I have a theory.

    A high percentage of women are turned on by men wearing fragrances that lean a bit feminine. Maybe the cojones out full on masculines are just a bit too obvious and unadventurous....
  34. Re: What is your least favorite part about buying a perfume?

    I buy from stores and I get a free rein to sample normally

    But I don't at Selfridges or Harrods -- the SA's like to control things there. I wouldn't mind so much if they could offer any decent...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Kyoto

    high class 'go to' fragrance, when you are too tired to make a conscious decision
  36. Re: Would you buy a perfume brand that you never heard of? Why or why not?

    I think Dior Homme is close to perfection, from the smell, the bottle design and the price -- it's all positives for me

    The fragrances from 'brands' can vary wildly, so loyalty is not really a...
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    Re: Anyone familiar with Ombre Nomade?

    I've only tested it in Selfridges, London ---- you have really got to like a deep strong Oud (I don't particularly)
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    Re: Rose Prick - I'm not makin' this up !!! LOL

    R-SOLE is another one in the pipeline
  39. Re: "Your Mean Grandma" perfumes - can you recommend me some?

    Giorgio Beverly Hills --- f...ing terrifying --- Fracas on steroids!
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    Re: Discontinued perfume

    Eternity Aqua for Women

    Maybe check out the Gucci Flora range ---- some of them would be similar
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    Re: Aaron Terence Hughes

    oh,ok -- thanks
  42. Re: dries van noten par frederic malle - made with real mysore sandalwood ?

    That's true.

    The point OP was making is that DVN claimed it contained Mysore or 'Indian sandalwood' and I think their non-replies to his/hers queries speaks volumes.
  43. Re: dries van noten par frederic malle - made with real mysore sandalwood ?

    I agree with others here -- DVN smells like a vanilla rice pudding to me, basically a gourmand and I like it.

    For me, real mysore, although creamy, has a slightly bitter/dry note.

    Floris...
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    Re: Wondering what I smelled...

    Bond's Andy Warhol was similar to your description
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    Re: Dior Homme or Sauvage?

    well, one is a work of art and the other is shite
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    Re: Most ambroxan-y fragrance?

    It will be the one lacking most in creativity or care
  47. Re: how to describe the scent of Myrrh in words? Any typical myrrh perfumes you recommend?

    +1-
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    Re: Aaron Terence Hughes

    terrible website ---- is anything in stock?
  49. Re: dries van noten par frederic malle - made with real mysore sandalwood ?

    you'd think so -- the price of it, but I doubt it very much
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    Re: Layton is such a compliment getter

    What?

    It's more likely she was being deceitful or insincere to gain a couple of bucks.
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    Re: Layton is such a compliment getter

    can you though?

    Probably more akin to being a hypocrite
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    Re: Layton is such a compliment getter

    because in that case, the compliment is worthless
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    Re: Save Money and Buy Big ?

    there's no point -- I very rarely finish a 100ml

    Also, aesthetically, they are vulgar
  54. Re: Is Boucheron pour homme (1991) blind buy worthy?

    it's a boring fragrance imo
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    Re: Just Jack perfumes - Tom Ford clones

    it's a race to the bottom
  56. Re: Please recommend five fragrances from this list!

    no horrors lurking in either -- so, yes, both are pretty safe blind buys imo
  57. Re: Is there anything closer to Rive Gauche than Azzaro PH?

    Penhaligons Douro or the original Lords was pretty close ---

    The 3rd Man is a good substitute also
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    Re: Dior Sauvage EDT or EDP ?

    yuck
  59. Re: Chypres, Neo-Chypres, and the Death of the Chypre

    one of the most distinctive elements of the chypre was the oakmoss in the base, so yes, basically it is defunct as a genre
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    Re: Inexpensive masculine cologne?

    L'Eau Intense by Carven

    I picked 30ml up for £30 and it's very nice and very masculine
  61. Re: Please recommend five fragrances from this list!

    Just Hypnotic Poison

    Shalimar is great but I'm not sure it goes with those outfits -- Daim Blond would though
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    Re: Fragrances with Ambrette as a key note

    I like the Le Labo --- like a freshly talced baby
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    Re: Meeting an ex for coffee what should I wear

    as a minimum
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    Re: Best mens cologne for $200 or less

    now you're talking :thumbsup:
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    Re: Best mens cologne for $200 or less

    oh --
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    Re: I have not posted in 5 years, what did I miss ?

    nice to see you posting again

    it looks like you have hit more snakes than ladders in your fragrance journey though
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    Re: Brand New Dior Privee - Rouge Trafalgar!

    does it smell like Ribena?
  68. Thread: Help Me decide

    by Kaern
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    Re: Help Me decide

    Layer DHI with Ultra Male -- have yourself a really nice gourmand
  69. Re: double question about Bogart Pour Homme and Aramis Tuscany

    I prefer the Bogart, but Tuscany would be a better contrast to Havana
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    Re: New Pasha Perfume any try it yet?

    No and I won't be if it's anything like the original

    Awful, like loud cheap smelling soap
  71. Re: Anyone else dislike amber as a note in men's fragrances?

    I am not keen on those amber notes that use that bitter souk like element -- L'Artisan tend to use this
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    Re: House of Cartier (L'Envol, Pasha, Santos, etc.)

    I am not a big fan of Cartier

    Having said that, Declaration Essence is simply wonderful imo
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    Re: typical, "textbook" frankincense you recommend?

    I'd agree with this for a full-on version, but It's a bit too much for me.

    I prefer the more refined frankincense notes in Jubilation XXV and Passage D'Enfer
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    Re: perfume containing real mysore sandalwood ?

    I'd be suspicious of any House claiming to use Mysore. It will severely cut into their profits, so what's the point?
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Bergamot & Incense - Experimental Perfume Club

    I have worn this so much recently I am actually in danger of running out
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Fragrances

    Piper Nigrum still packs a punch imo

    I really also like Theseus and the ridiculously underrated and almost overlooked Kamasurabhi
  77. Re: Diptyque Eau Duelle edt vs. edp, TF Metallique

    Metallique is dreadfully weak imo

    I have only tried the edt of Eau Duelle -- I like it more now than when I first tried it
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    Re: Chic for men Carolina Herrera.. help

    it won't change -- I mean increased
  79. Re: Which men's fragrances would smell good for a woman?

    Yeah -- why not?

    For me though, a fragrance like Polo wouldn't work so well on a woman
  80. Re: Which men's fragrances would smell good for a woman?

    Hmmm -- not sure about Encre Noire, but the other 2 would work well on a woman

    I think Bel Ami is a good crossover fragrance --- in fact, I like smelling leather on a woman
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    Re: Fragrances you bought - 2019

    +1 --- just don't use the 'auto-sum' function

    Better still, don't create a 'cost' column :grin:
  82. Re: Uh oh.. Massive fragrance changes in 2021/2022. (opoponax, jasmine, ylang ylang)..

    True (eugenol, etc) but not enough!

    But, really, Jasmine and Ylang Ylang have been restricted in their use for at least 5 years as it is
  83. Re: Looking for the Allyear round signature scent. Suggestions?

    I don't see any of the Aramis range mentioned -- some real beauties there
  84. Re: On the cheap side ultra masculine fragrances that still smell excellent?

    Spongebob Squarepants Cologne -- 100ml for £9.87. Dig that pear!

    https://www.fragrancex.com/products/_cid_cologne-am-lid_s-am-pid_62009m__products.html
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    Re: Fragrances you bought - 2019

    u guys keep spreadsheets?

    4 or 5 bottles a month is the norm for me. I try not to think of the cost
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    Re: Chic for men Carolina Herrera.. help

    I just hope the calone element hasn't been topped up
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    Re: Tell me about Loccitane - Eau Des Baux

    It suits Autumn imo -- it's not cloying, quite the opposite actually

    If you can get over the cough mixture type bottle
  88. Re: Uh oh.. Massive fragrance changes in 2021/2022. (opoponax, jasmine, ylang ylang)..

    Great -- less headaches :happy:
  89. Re: Uh oh.. Massive fragrance changes in 2021/2022. (opoponax, jasmine, ylang ylang)..

    I wish lavender and rose were proved harmful
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    Re: best spicy mens fragrance?

    Piper Nigrum
  91. Re: Seeking scents for my wife, must be light and non-floral

    Surrender to Chance website have samples of both --

    https://surrendertochance.com/donna-karan/
  92. Re: Sandalwood & Incense: a match made in perfume heaven. What are some of the best examples?

    I wouldn't avoid any but the real beauties were in a dark red smooth bottle --- same shape as the picture on Basenotes but without the ribbing.

    I had a nineties version and it was just incredible
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    Re: House Affinity/Aversion

    You gals have made me think and I've come to the conclusion that Serge Lutens' fragrances are intrinsically all aimed at women.
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    Re: Tonight I'm sampling Chanel Platnium Eqostie.

    Personally, I think Chanel have some cheek adding the word 'Egoiste' to Platinum

    For me, Platinum is hemispheres behind the original in smell and style
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    Re: Millenials are changing the perfume business

    It's all about money, profits and USP's in the end.

    If Gucci's Memoire .. tanks, Coty will forget about all their high ideals
  96. Re: Sandalwood & Incense: a match made in perfume heaven. What are some of the best examples?

    +1 and if you can get a vintage version, you are in for a real treat
  97. Re: Best all season perfume for tropical climate (India)

    Afternoon Swim

    Orange done three ways and lasts for ever
  98. Re: Seeking scents for my wife, must be light and non-floral

    I would check out Chaos and Wenge by Donna Karan

    Both fantastic on a woman imo
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    Re: Amouage - Journey Man, review

    A pleasant but unspectacular fragrance -- a bit in the mould of Beloved Man, not in smell, but ambition
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    Re: Fragrantica readers awards

    Oh yeah -- the content is great. I just can't look at it for very long
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