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    Re: Citrus on a cold Winter’s day

    Cactus Garden - Louis Vuitton

    Not strictly a 'citrus' but very summery, containing Tea, Bergamot and Lemongrass. It just sparkles in cold weather.
  2. Re: My first bottle of burberry london made by coty!

    that's pricey for Coty :happy:
  3. Re: Ever notice how guys call perfume "juice" when describing the liquid?

    prefer it to 'fumes', which sounds petrolheady
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    Re: What's your worst anosmic experience?

    I tested Metallique by Tom Ford recently --- couldn't smell a thing
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    Re: My quick review of Interlude Man by Amouage

    Le Male is a polar opposite

    You can't detect oregano?
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    Re: Fragrances with Baileys Smell

    wear a light brown jumper and pour some over it
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    Re: Similar to L'Air du Desert Marocain

    I think Puredistance M has facets, the cumin, rose and jasmine and it's quite dry and 'hot'. If it dropped the leather, the similarity would increase imo.
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    Re: Funeral Fragrances: Royal Oud

    It is one occasion where I don't wear a fragrance -- I sort of don't want to draw attention to myself

    I have been to one and then gone on to work, so took a fragrance in my shoulder bag for after
  9. Re: Dior Sauvage Tops All Men's Fragrance Sales In UK This Christmas Season

    fake news
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Sweet Sticky Cake - Comme des Garcons

    Despite the name -- a seriously good fragrance
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    Re: Any good anti aging face cream

    None

    A complete fallacy and con trick.

    Save your money -- get a fragrance instead!
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    Re: Favorite pine/fir scents

    Maybe you can get your hands on a vintage bottle of TSAR ?
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    Re: Funeral Fragrances: Royal Oud

    well worth posting :dankk2:
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    Re: Suggestions needed for my son in college

    L'Envol -- Cartier

    Le Beau - Gaultier
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    Re: Latest Repackaging Serge Lutens Still Good?

    +1

    There are blocky square clear bottles, pure black bottles, re-treated juices (MKK), hardly any 50ml --- it's a bit of a mess
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    Re: What Is The Ultimate Office Scent?

    A polarising fragrance here, but I think Original Santal by Creed works very well in an office environment. It's warm, affable and smells great.

    By the way, I cannot wear Joop but love the Creed,...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Vetiver and Grapefruit by Molton Brown

    A fine fragrance from an unloved House -- and doesn't cost an arm and a leg
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    Re: Question about Caron's 'Pour Un Homme'

    There are a lot of PuH lovers on Basenotes.

    Personally, I have never found it as interesting or special to wear as The Third Man, which for me is one of the best male fragrances ever.
  19. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    That surprises me.

    In the UK, I would expect Eros, Sauvage, Invictus, Polo Black to be well in front of ES
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    Re: Latest Repackaging Serge Lutens Still Good?

    Reformulated old Serge Lutens fragrances are still better than most offerings out there, especially for newbies.

    The re-packaging is a different matter -- I find it totally confusing
  21. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    No. They won't sell because they are not super sweet bubblegum concoctions.

    I see these old fragrances gathering dust in the 'reduced' racks every week.
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    Re: What would you do?

    I avoid Dunhill fragrances now
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    1828 - HdP

    Go to office scent for me -- perfect
  24. Re: What’s the deal with dior privee france exclusives?

    I think I'll give the big stores in London a swerve now and head for Orly Airport for fragrances
  25. Re: Rien & Rien Intense Incense are the same scent (opinion)

    I wouldn't put it past ELDO to create a flanker exactly the same. Calling it something else may be auto-suggestive to human brains, i.e. if we expect a different smell, our brains perceive one.
    ...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    My favourite of the line -- why did they have to pull it?
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    1725 Casanova - HdP

    A warm beautiful fougere
  28. Re: When was the last time someone's perfume annoyed you and which perfume was it?

    Mademoiselle - Chanel

    Cheap smelling -- headache inducing --Yuck

    I always think that women who wear this would like men wearing Sauvage

    They can both then go off stinking into the sunset
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    Re: Does you nose know $$$$$$

    Being Dior, it sort of makes it worse it for me.

    I'd be prepared to cut some slack if Sauvage was by Abercrombie & Fitch, i.e. it would be following a theme of theirs
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    Re: Does you nose know $$$$$$

    I certainly can with Sauvage

    1. Not much effort involved
    2. Smells like it retails at $2
  31. Re: Artist Anicka Yi’s debut fragrance collection, Biography

    I'm sorry but the 'bullshit detector' alarm on my desk has activated

    The whole narrative is intellectually pretentious and artificial and actually makes little sense

    Having said that, I'd like...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Fig and Neroli - EPC

    Beautiful pairing
  33. Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    Very interested in Zeste Mandarine -- I really liked the original ZMP and thought it was unfairly slated on longevity issues
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    Re: My Tom Ford Private Blend Collection.

    it's like a shrine
  35. Re: What are some good Vanilla scents for under $100.

    Rochas Man

    Eau Duelle
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum?

    I agree with Rum -- personally, I find it a bit 'dense'
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    Re: Mysore Sandalwood

    Personally, I doubt whether any Mysore is used now -- it's just too expensive, especially if you can use so many synth versions.

    I didn't find Creeds' Santal Imperial very 'creamy' -- it was...
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    Re: Did Musc Ravageur change?

    a 'subtle skin scent' ?????

    wtf has Estee Lauder done?
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    Re: Setting out as a "Maturate person"

    I agree with Bavard

    Aramis have a very nice range of reasonably priced fragrances and in the same vein, so do Molton Brown
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    Re: Today was the first time I tried Creed aventus

    In 2010, I can't think of another mens fragrance that paired pineapple with smoke
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    Re: Today was the first time I tried Creed aventus

    I think we are spoilt for choice now -- Aventus has almost revolutionised mens fragrances.

    In 2010, in the week it was launched and when I first tried it, I literally had to sit down and savour it...
  42. Re: looking for the best masculine chocolate fragrance

    Amour De Cacao -- CSP
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Le Beau -- Gaultier

    Simple but just right for the cold
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    oh, man -- those old sprayers -- u could cover the whole neck with one press :beer:
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    Re: GOLD by Puredistance/Antoine Lie)

    I don't believe all the brickbats AL is receiving -- he is a genius imo

    From Armani Code (a full-on blockbuster) to Secretions Magnifiques (horrible, but, arguably a masterpiece), this guy is...
  46. Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Mainstream - Bottega Veneta Pour Homme

    Designer - Prada Amber Intense

    Niche - Intoxicated by Kilian
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    New York Intense -- Nicolai
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    hopefully you will love it like I do and others working around me :smiley:
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Amber Teutonic -- DS & Durga

    Piney, buttery, ambery. coconutty

    a fantastic fragrance
  50. Re: Has Dolce & Gabbana - The One lost its relevance among fragrance enthusiasts?

    pleasant but boring -- I was surprised it got so much comment
  51. Re: Men that wear Chanel No 19 and Cristalle EDT or EDP?

    +1 Same for me

    There are enough 'masculine' and 'unisex' fragrances out there for me to choose from
  52. Re: If YOU were in-charge of a NEW & UNIQUE fragrance

    I think it would be difficult to create a perfume totally unique now -- the perfumers 'palette' is getting smaller if anything. Roja Dove, for example is a complete magpie.

    Also, do you want it to...
  53. Thread: Terminologies

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    Re: Terminologies

    PO may be Perfume Oil

    AC might be Acetyl, a chemical bond

    You would probably have more luck in the DIY forum
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    Re: A Tribute for deceased members.

    I would have liked Robert White very much
  55. Re: Arnault beats Bill Gates to second richest in world

    This is the feeling I picked up from the article -- he is obsessed by time as though there wasn't enough of it ---- a very driven person but cold and detached and a bit paranoid.
  56. Re: Arnault beats Bill Gates to second richest in world

    ........but is he happy :undecided:
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    Re: Looking for leathers like Knize Ten

    only Gomma comes close imo
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    Re: Why aventus is the best parfum for man?

    .........it has everything a man could want from a fragrance
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    Re: Why aventus is the best parfum for man?

    well, I am the designated spokesman for all men and I can honestly say .....
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    Re: Rien incense intense.

    i've come to realise that in 'fragrance world' incense rarely resembles the liturgical version
  61. Re: What kind of man can pull off Dior Homme Intense?

    You need to dress like Beau Brummel and speak and act like Oscar Wilde -- it won't work otherwise
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    Re: NEW: La Collection Celine Haute Parfumerie

    I'm gonna have to check out Celine concessions/accessories in the big stores in London

    I mean -- Dior Homme, Mr Slimane is obviously a genius
  63. Re: Should I return a recently purchased fragrance if it was produced over 3 years ago?

    It will be difficult to prove I would imagine and it would be a write off for Sephora

    What's their policy?
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    Re: Best Aldehydic Fragrance

    La Myhrre - Serge Lutens

    Fatty strings smell nicest -- citrusy and soapy. Rive Gauche is full of them

    Formaldehyde? -- not so nice
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    Re: Favorite ‘warm-spicy’ fragrance

    John Varvatos (vintage if you can get it) --- smells like a Christmas cake or pudding
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    Re: Top 30 Fragrances of All Time

    current top 30 or 'of all time' -- there is a big difference imo
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    Re: What do you think of Nicolai Amber Oud?

    I'm a late convert to this House and purchased Cuir Cuba Intense and New York Intense recently and both are getting plenty of 'air time'

    Both 'big' fragrances with very nice drydowns
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    Re: Leather, it's an accord.

    Below are the notes to Hot Leather by Mark Buxton -- which has a floral, creamy and leathery smell
    I've no idea how he achieves this

    Top Notes
    Citrus, Bergamot, Coriander, Mandarine

    Heart...
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    Re: Your 2019 Halloween Fragrance

    I shall be taking a couple of drinks after work so will be wearing what I've had on all day

    Venezia Essenza Pour Homme --- Merchant of Venice

    getting some nice leathery wafts from the base...
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    Re: I did it! I purged my collection.

    Sometimes I look at my fragrances and I just want to throw them all out or give them away and just start again
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    well -- I'm not sure

    I'm wearing Le Beau by JPG and I think it is gradually turning into Le Male in the drydown

    Do all the flankers end up smelling the same?
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    sounds about right for 100ml -- I paid £60 for 50ml (they were £39 about 6-12 months ago)
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    Re: Aventus cologne sucks

    I think it smells similar to the original but with it's balls cut off like no-alcohol beer
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    Re: Unique 'to die for' fragrances...

    I agree but it seems to fit OP's wishes
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Vetiver and Grapefruit - Molton Brown

    Another great and honest fragrance from this House --- prices have risen by 50% (from a pretty low base though)
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    Re: Unique 'to die for' fragrances...

    Richwood by Xerjoff

    $500 won't be enough but this shrieks luxury and has the dubious distinction (for me anyway) of being simultaneously unique and obvious.
  77. Re: Expensive smelling men’s fragrances not necessarily high priced?

    I purchased 30ml of L'Eau Intense by Carven a few days ago for less than £30 -- it smells like £200-£300 in the drydown
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    Re: jaipur homme boucheron edt and edp notes?

    I don't know whether the 'Fraiche' version is still being made --- that was just about bearable
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    a most unexpected compliment of 'you smell gorgeous' from a woman in a store in London who I was queuing behind and got chatting to

    Light My Fire -- Kilian
  80. Poll: Re: Opinions - Prada Amber vs ADP Colonia Essenza vs Invictus Aqua 2018? Quantity or Quality?

    I voted for the Prada --- I like the 'soapy' aspects of it and I think it is more versatile than the other two, i.e. suitable for all seasons
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    Re: Discontinued perfumes question

    Hmm -- it's a bit of a minefield, I admit
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    Re: Discontinued perfumes question

    I don't know the answer to that -- have you found some that are discontinued but is still saying 'In Production' on here?
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    Re: Discontinued perfumes question

    Elle is readily available in the UK --- it's in Boots!

    Basenotes would state if it has been officially discontinued
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    Re: Best long-lasting high-end luxury niche citrus?

    I'd add

    Yuzu Fou - Parfum D'Empire

    Little Italy - Bond

    Orange Star - Tauer
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    Re: Jaipur , blind buy ?

    I agree with both these opinions

    Not blind-buy territory imo
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    Re: Cuir Cannage appreciation thread

    It was in my top 5 leathers recently -- gorgeous
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    Re: Explorer.... is better.

    OP didn't give an opinion though -- it was more of a statement of fact
  88. Re: Best "value for money" scents, which niche collectors wouldn't turn their noses up at

    These three Houses sell inexpensive fragrances that could be mistaken for 'niche' quite easily -- I have several from each

    Banana Republic
    Molton Brown
    Laboratory Perfumes
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    Re: Cheap and Effective EDT

    out of the 3 choices, I would definitely go for Azzaro --- it's pretty versatile and not that far removed from the 'vintage' imo
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    Re: Explorer.... is better.

    Wrong

    It's 1. Aventus 2010
    2. Aventus 2018

    The other two are nowhere
  91. Re: Collectors: what, why, & how; and do you ever think you might be 'addicted'?

    it just makes life a bit more bearable -- knowing that before I set off for work, I will be choosing a fab fragrance to wear for the day

    addiction is difficult to judge -- I don't foam at the...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Sweet Sticky Cake - Comme des Garcons

    sweet, sticky and at the same time, airy ---- a very clever fragrance
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    Re: favorite Prada l'homme?

    well, that's two of us who see the Prada it for what it is --- a copy of a superior fragrance (without the lipstick element)
  94. Thread: Rose and Pepper

    by Kaern
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    Re: Rose and Pepper

    without a doubt

    a shout for Estee Lauder's Pleasures also
  95. Re: What is that "celery" note specially in Yatagan

    There is a beautiful celery note in MPG's Grain De Plaisir -- especially in the opening where it is joined by lemon and a sort of 'soapy' freshness.

    It's a 'marmite' fragrance but I love it
  96. Thread: Your Best Deal

    by Kaern
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    Re: Your Best Deal

    Eh? 1 bottle is selling for £300 on Ebay at the moment

    u can't beat these local pharmacies for not knowing what they've got :beer:
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    Re: Would I like Yatagan ?

    I appreciate Yatagan but am unable to like it and I have tried so hard
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    I tested about ten on the spin and none of them were bottle worthy for me

    I don't hate them for that though
  99. Thread: Your Best Deal

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    Re: Your Best Deal

    that's insane --- what a result!
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    Re: Your Best Deal

    F...ing Hell --- that's amazing !

    I've had a few freebies and tester bottles half full given to me but nothing like that
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