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    Re: Today I bought August 2015

    Just ordered Tom Ford Amber Absolute. I thought that we in the UK might have missed out on this, but Harrods have it.
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    Re: Got my Amber absolute today

    Just ordered a 50ml from Harrods.
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    Re: creed original vetiver

    You are not alone, and I agree with your comment about lack of vetiver in the usual sense. I find vetiver harsh, but that's just my nose.

    I am not a great vetiver fan, but there is a soapy, soft...
  4. Re: Sensible discussions only, please. Creed/Guerlain/Chanel/Galliano

    Gentlemen, I appreciate your responses.

    Truth be told, I am guilty here of a bit of mischief making, just trying to see if double standards apply, but the replies were all sensible and considered....
  5. Thread: Best bond no 9

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    Re: Best bond no 9

    For me, it's Great Jones, Gramercy Park and West Broadway. But this is the only house that I'd sooner have decants of, as opposed to original bottles. They are tacky beyond description.
  6. Re: Sensible discussions only, please. Creed/Guerlain/Chanel/Galliano

    Thanks. Sort of my point, really.
  7. Re: Sensible discussions only, please. Creed/Guerlain/Chanel/Galliano

    I appreciate the replies.
  8. Re: Sensible discussions only, please. Creed/Guerlain/Chanel/Galliano

    I don't understand. Could you elaborate, please?
  9. Sensible discussions only, please. Creed/Guerlain/Chanel/Galliano

    I've noticed a post recently about a certain house. I enjoy their scents, but their recent offering was badly thought out, advertising wise. Honouring a jug eared, in bred, chinless imbecile who, if...
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    Re: The dark history of CREED Royal Mayfair

    I have to agree that honouring Edward VIII is a very basic and stupid mistake. Probably an example of the Creed family still thinking of a time three generations ago, when they were English, but if...
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    Re: rober de niro al pacino

    Pacino in his later career would wear Ham(it up)man Bouquet by Penhaligons. Unless there's a scent called Whoohaa.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 2nd August 2015

    SOTD was a Green Irish Tweed/Green Valley mixture. SOTE is Fico d'India by Ortigia.
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    Re: Creed Green Valley

    About half and half. As you say, there are some common bonds there, so the mixture works. It comes over as a sweeter GIT, or a ferned up GV, to my nose. I love it.
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    Re: Creed Green Valley

    Two years late with my reply, sorry. GV was my favourite, but since then I have sampled Vetiver '48, which overtook it. Luckily, I now have current bottles, plus two back ups of each. I also have...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2015

    Pierre Guillame's Jangala. It's that darned Hednic's fault.(Yet again).

    Only joking Sir.
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    Re: Sample haul (Tauer and by Kilian)

    Look forward to your findings.

    From the Tauer's I did a complete u-turn on Lonestar Memories. I love it, but a little goes a long way. LdDM has a "fuzzy" note that I just can't get on with.
    ...
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    Re: Discovering Frapin

    1270 is a favourite of mine, and 1697 is a booze-fest, especially at the top.

    One of them, I think it might be Paradis Perdu, smelled like badly aired clothes to me.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    Agreed, and I too thank Santos89 for the intro.
  19. Re: Who is your brother-from-another-mother here on Basenotes?

    Slightly younger brother is Jon Rodgers, the first to befriend me on BN. Brother from a ridiculously late pregnancy is Santos89. Both top men.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    Savile Row by Richard James. My thanks to Santos 89 for introducing me to it.

    Also a cheap blind buy of Sir Irisch Moos EdT, because I saw it mentioned on BN a couple of weeks ago and it intrigued...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 26th July 2015

    Caron's 3rd Man.
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    Re: What's the most Badass scent?

    Very, very funny indeed! You, Sir, should write a one line perfume review book.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 24th July 2015

    Well, the day has finally arrived. I've sold my share in my business to my younger partners, and I enter the land of (semi) retirement.

    One last day as the boss, so my SoTD naturally has to be...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 21st July 2015

    Deep Forest by Bogner.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 20th July 2015

    Habit Rouge EdP.
  26. Re: I hate Vetiver - Now recommend some fragrances for me

    I too dislike vetiver. But my favourite scent of all time is Vetiver 48, probably because it's name is a misnomer, in a fragrance sense. Go figure.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 19th July 2015

    Mancera Wild Fruits this evening.
  28. Re: What's your pick(s) from Comme des Garcons line?

    Calamus from the leaves series.
  29. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    Tobacco Cognac by Cherry Bomb Killer Perfumes?

    I still bet that no-one owns Sven by Yardley.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 16th July 2015

    Calamus by Comme des Garcons.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    Pomegranate by Ortigia, which arrived today.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 15th July 2015

    A consecutive day in Selva do Brasil by Berdoues.
  33. Re: Now that the dust has settled...strongest of the Creed Aqua line?

    Not a great fan of them, but the nod goes to Aberdeen Lavender.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 14th July 2015

    My SoTE too. Great stuff.

    Happy birthday, Viffer.
  35. Re: First in Fragrance-Very bad customer service!!!

    My purchases from them (most recent one was received yesterday) have always got to me in 3 to 4 days. Admittedly, we're not talking inter-continental here, but they are always my go to supplier of...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 14th July 2015

    Selva do Brasil by Berdoues, which arrived today. Me likey.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 13th July 2015

    Mancera Aoud Blue Notes.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, July 11, 2015

    SoTE - Fougere Royale by Houbigant.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, July 11, 2015

    Racquets Formula by Penhaligons.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 10th July 2015

    Creed Neroli Sauvage.
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    Re: Have you ever bought someone a fragrance?

    Only after testing. My dear old Mum loves all four of the Jardin series by Hermes. Also Mitsouko (her fave), Vol de Nuit, Creed Fleurs de Bulgarie and Penhaligons Quercus. So now - natch - she has...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    I've just ordered Selva do Brazil by Berdoues from Aus Liebe Zum Duft. Hopefully right up my street. Must stop looking at Hednic's posts...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 4th July 2015

    Hednic. I note that you already rate the Brazil one from the Berdoues line very highly. Could I ask for your take on it, please?
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 4th July 2015

    SoTE - Creed Vetiver '48.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 4th July 2015

    So Blue by Mancera.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 3rd July 2015

    Panorama by Olfactive Studio.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 2nd July 2015

    Mancera's Wild Fruits, which arrived today.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 28th June 2015

    A great choice. And welcome to BN!
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 28th June 2015

    SoTE - Mancera Kumkat Wood.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 28th June 2015

    Capucci Punjab.
  51. Re: Name the fragrance you smelled for the first time and bought without second thought.

    An underrated beauty!
  52. Re: Tobacco Cognac by Cherry Bomb Killer Perfumes

    I think that if you overdid the application, it could be strong, but not a la Tobacco Vanille. This is softer and honeyed.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Just blind ordered Pomegranate by Ortigia. I liked their Fico d'India, so thought I'd try this one. They're reasonably priced and the bottles are exquisite.
  54. Re: Tobacco Cognac by Cherry Bomb Killer Perfumes

    Well, it arrived today. And I have to say that the review, as per the link that Zgb provided, pretty much sums it up. My only slight disappointment is that the boozy cognac top note is a bit...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 27th June 2015

    Fico d'India by Ortigia.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Thank you!

    Your PG Mojito Chypre looks interesting too. How do you find that line?
  57. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I've been playing around with various Old Spice flankers over the past few days. Today I sampled Bearglove, and it's really rather nice!
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Mancera Aoud Blue Notes and So Blue. Hopefully they'll be different enough from each other to each other to warrant buying both.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 26th June 2015

    Bogner Deep Forest.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 25th June 2015

    Make Perfume Not War by HdP.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Arrived today. Very pleased with this purchase.

    Also, a friend in Spain has a bottle of Creed Vetiver 48 to bring over to me. Huge thanks to santos89 for facilitating this purchase for me!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 22nd June 2015

    Penhaligons Endymion.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Mancera Wild Fruits. The larger bottle, as it needs the odd re-application.
  64. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Black Afgano. Nothing like the beast that I was expecting it to be, but nice all the same.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, June 21, 2015

    SoTE - HdP Make Perfume Not War
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    Re: Favorite YouTube Reviewer

    Dynamite Dennis, for sh1ts and giggles. Shame he stopped, he was amusing.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, June 21, 2015

    Olfactive Studio Panorama again.
  68. Re: Pick your top 3 'worst stinkers' from the person's wardrobe above you...!

    Santos89 - You're my friend A, but for me it'd have to be Pure Malt, Pure Havane and Terre D'Hermes.

    Ducks for cover...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 19th June 2015

    Panorama by Olfactive Studio.
  70. Re: Avoid Shipment from Germany, Specially First in Fragrance www.ausliebezumduft.de

    Just my take, but FIF is the best retailer that I have ever dealt with.
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    Re: Someone please help!

    And a back up of Vetiver '48, plus HOCB Tobacco Cognac, and a few cheapies like Old Spice flankers.

    You are not alone!
  72. Re: Tobacco Cognac by Cherry Bomb Killer Perfumes

    Will do, thanks for the link. Sounds good!
  73. Re: Tobacco Cognac by Cherry Bomb Killer Perfumes

    Well, I've just ordered it. In for a penny...
  74. Re: Tobacco Cognac by Cherry Bomb Killer Perfumes

    Thanks Zgb. Same with me. It's in the BN directory, if you want a look.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 18th June 2015

    SoTE - Mancera Kumkat Wood.
  76. Re: Tobacco Cognac by Cherry Bomb Killer Perfumes

    The notes as per the directory look intriguing, Hednic.

    I can feel another purchase coming on...
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    Re: What is you favorite Mancera Fragrance?

    Thank you. I omitted to say that it was Kumkat Wood that I bought, but So Blue looks interesting, as does Aoud Notes Blue, as I have read that it's not too Aoud heavy.

    I shall give them a go!
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Just ordered Ortigia Fico d'India. Blind purchase, but a discounted price. Heigh ho.
  79. Tobacco Cognac by Cherry Bomb Killer Perfumes

    Gents,

    I was wondering if anyone has tried this? If you have, I'd love to hear of your impressions as it sounds like it might be right up my street.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 18th June 2015

    [QUOTE=JON RODGERS;3547640]:grin:

    Believe it or not I actually get up for work around 5am every day - no rest for the wicked :p



    What's a 5am? lol

    Olfactive Studio Panorama this afternoon.
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    Re: What is you favorite Mancera Fragrance?

    Following on from a sample, which I liked very much, I ordered a full bottle which arrived today.

    I also received a sample of Wild Fruits and I can see another purchase coming on. I'm going to get...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 18th June 2015

    Good Gawd, Rodgers! Don't you ever sleep?

    Fico di Amalfi for me today.
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    Re: FIRST IN FRAGRANCE response

    FIF are the best sellers that I have ever used. I'm sure that any problems are abberations.
  84. Re: What do we mean when we say "smells old man-ish?

    Without wishing to be (but not caring if I am) rude, it's a load of bollocks. My 17 year old nephew wears, amongst others, Habit Rouge (old mannish presumably) and he reckons it's his best "pulling"...
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    Re: Egoiste or Tobacco Vanille

    Own both, but it's Egoiste for me. I never get tired of it, but I do have times when I tire of TV.
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    Re: Someone please help!

    Emoe, you're not alone. I have had a bit of a sabbatical from fragrances for six months, but in the last month my purchases are as follows;

    Arpege Pour Homme
    Bogner Deep Forest
    Fougere Royale...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 17th June 2015

    SoTE - Penhaligon's Racquets Formula.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 17th June 2015

    Citrus Bigarrade.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 16th June 2015

    Grossmith Golden Chypre.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Just ordered the new version of Patou Pour Homme, as I rather like it. Plus Make Perfume Not War by Histoires de Parfums. A blind buy, but I like the look of the notes. We shall see...
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    Re: "Fragrances" I hate.

    My dear chap, I wish that my morning constitution smelled like Devin! lol
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    Re: Your latest "regret" fragrances?

    No regrets per se, if I don't like it then it goes up for sale. A bigger regret would have been not to give it a try.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 15th June 2015

    Ho Hang this evening.
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    Re: Fragrances that unlock past memories

    With me it's Aramis. I put it on, and I'm transported back to my early twenties again. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 15th June 2015

    Penhaligon's Castille.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Just blind ordered Bogner Deep Forest from Beauty Encounter. Hopefully, it will be right up my street.
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    Re: SOTD SATURDAY 13th JUNE 2015

    Capucci Punjab.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 10th June 2015

    Caron's 3rd Man.
  99. Thread: Best Tom fords

    by jcrich
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    Re: Best Tom fords

    Amber Absolute.

    I also like Champaca Absolute, but it wears on the feminine side to me.
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    Re: from "No way" to "Ok!"

    Me too. Sampled it at the beginning of this journey and wondered who would ever want to smell like that. Revisited after 5 years and really enjoyed it.

    Same with MKK.
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