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    Re: Very first fragrance

    I'm pretty sure my first fragrance was Le Male. My friend always used to wear it when we went out partying and I used to grab a spray when I was getting ready at his place. Liked it so much I got a...
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    Re: Scent Trunk!

    Anyone fancy starting a UK version? Three samples for 10 per month?
  3. Poll: Re: Amouage question... Epic, Jubilation or Interlude?!

    Epic. I don't get any frankincense from my sample of Jubilation, It kinda smells like the dry down of Frapin 1270. Maybe I got the reformulation?
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    I seem to be anosmic to it. I get the iris opening, but within half an hour I can't smell anything apart from a faint dry note. Really quite disappointed as I love DHI and DH.
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    Re: From Armani ?

    From the regular line, I also enjoy He. Poor longevity though :(
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    Re: London exclusives?

    Xerjoff Casamorati 1888. Exclusive to Fortnum and Mason and well worth hunting down.
  7. Re: 3 New By Kilian Men's Specifc Fragrances- October 2014!

    It definitely gives the impression of walking into an Amsterdam coffee shop whilst the top notes are present. I think it's mainly down to the eucalyptus.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Some of you people must have obscene amounts of disposable income!
  9. Re: 3 New By Kilian Men's Specifc Fragrances- October 2014!

    I left some impressions in the other thread.
  10. Re: G.I.R.L Pharrell Williams Comme Des Garcons

    It's already out in the UK. Exclusive to Liberty.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Has anyone seen it in an actual store?
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*MEN Pure Wood

    This is now available from House of Fraser in Sheffield, but they're already down to their last 6 bottles (from sixty). I tested it yesterday and I like it very much. I got a very natural oak smell...
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    Re: Three new Fragrances by Kilian

    Mine were waiting for me yesterday also. So far I'm a bit underwhelmed. Smoke for the Soul is my favourite of the bunch with its authentic cannabis note. Intoxicated is a niche A*men, very nice...
  14. Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. September 2014

    Just wanted to say thanks to Yarn for the excellent samples. Would have no issues doing business with this guy.
  15. Re: 3 New By Kilian Men's Specifc Fragrances- October 2014!

    Has anyone received their mailing list samples yet?
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    Re: Natural oud scent

    I see what you did there!
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    Re: Birkir / Birch

    I Believe Xerjoff's Casamorati 1888 (the Fortnum & Mason exclusive in the brown bottle) has a prominent birch tar note. I sampled this earlier in the year after being shown around the range by F&M's...
  18. Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    I've just come home from work to find that my MFK sample set has arrived (4 x 2ml for 14 Euros!)! Alongside your generous offer, this is clearly going to be a good week for perfume sampling.
  19. Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    Thanks! I've just had a Cedrat Bois sample arrive (thanks to Patrick @ Scent Samples) and it's rekindled my interest in Mancera/Montale. Looking forward to trying these ones!
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    Re: Woody smelling cologne for high schooler?

    Gentleman is quite a mature, old-school-esque fragrance to my nose. Not a million miles apart from Polo Green.
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    Re: Woody smelling cologne for high schooler?

    What kind of budget do you have? A woody patchouli that instantly springs to mind is Dior's Patchouli Imperial.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    I'm very excited to try this. DHI is one of my all time favourites.
  23. Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    Wow, a very generous selection! Could I claim the following?

    Nasamato Duro
    Vanilla Extasy
    Aoud Melody
    Cocobello
    Montale mystery fragrance
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    Re: New uk based sample service?

    The fragrance swap service isn't quite what it is advertised as. I emailed with details of three fragrances I was interested in swapping (2 niche, 1 designer) and got a polite "we don't need those...
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    Re: Mercedes Benz for Men

    That's just what I thought!!
  26. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/15/13

    Yuyu15 - If you have genuinely just given away 9ml of Amouage Tribute (which I don't disbelieve in the slightest), then you, Sir, are a king amongst Basenoters!
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    Re: Serge Lutens CHOICES!

    Fille for me.
  28. Re: Long time lurker, first time poster. 23 y.o. college student needs some tips.

    Try Dior Homme Intense. The fragrance that started it all for me.

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    I'd recommend trying the following easy to find department store fragrances -

    Yves St Laurent - M7...
  29. Re: How is Piment Brulant to Paprika Brasil

    My brother absolutely loves Paprika Brasil. It's his favourite from the Hermessence collection.
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    Re: Memoir Man (a personal quarrel)

    Can I ask where?
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    Re: Fecal note in reformulated Jicky edp

    I believe this is civet. MdM also shares this note.
  32. Re: Dissection of a rare gem: YSL "Kouros" pour homme, EDT, year 1981 (with pictures)

    Congratulations! How do you find it compared to the current formulation? More (any) civet?
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    Re: Al Rehab ~ Standard of Quality ???

    Dehn al Oud is also quite good if you're into stinky filth.
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    Re: Creed silver mountain water review

    I blind bought a 10ml decant. I find it boring, underwhelming, overpriced and unoriginal.
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    Re: Amouage Reflection Man

    It's a fantastic fragrance. My favourite Amouage after Interlude Man. To me, it smells nothing like Le Male and I really don't understand the comparison.
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    Re: Male Scents with a Pleasing Civet Note

    Hmmm, maybe civet just isn't for you?

    Some other fragrances with civet notes include Mouchoir de Monsieur, L'artisan Dzing, Dior Leather Oud, Kiehl's Musk, Muscs Koublai Khan and Musc Ravageur...
  37. Re: Seeking an honest opinion about Chanel Antaeus pour Homme.

    I've only tried the recent formulation but I like it. Kinda harsh and a little pissy!
  38. Re: Kouros Reformulation and Differences in Packaging

    I've only tried the modern Kouros but I don't detect any civet. It smells dirty in its own way but I don't smell any fecal notes in this one.
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    Re: Absolue pour le Soir .. My short review

    I'd love to try this. Sounds very appealing.
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    Re: MFK and Le Male

    On a slightly related note, I really don't understand why people compare Le Male to Reflection Man. Two completely different fragrances to my nose. On the other hand, it annoys me even more so when...
  41. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread

    If you want to resurrect the thread, feel free to list something rather than expecting others to do so!
  42. Re: To all male frag experts? is there something to worry about?

    My post disappeared too...
  43. Re: To all male frag experts? is there something to worry about?

    Wow, that's an awful thing to have happened, thank God nobody was injured!
    I really hope you will be able to salvage most of your stock.
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    Re: Niche sample site

    Nothing at prices anywhere close to the above US sites. :cry:
    Expect to pay 5.00 each plus shipping from sites such as Les Senteurs and First in Fragrance.
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    Re: Amouage Opus series

    Too English?

    I'm English and have no issues going to Selfridges then buying elsewhere. Don't think there's too much of a moral issue here!

    Go and test them all and if you're lucky you may...
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    Re: Cologne that resembles alcoholic odors?

    What about the opening to Equipage?
  47. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread

    @WoodyBR, Dude, I'm gonna get some 1ml vials soon so I will send you stuff. It will only be designer (Fahrenheit Absolute, Dirty English, Gaultier 2, LIDGE) but you're more than welcome to them if...
  48. Re: Heard at the Saks counter: New Creed 'Acqua' Line

    Couldn't have said it better myself!
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    Recommend me one final decant

    For Christmas I will be receiving the following fragrances -

    50ml Kilian Back to Black
    10ml Borneo 1834
    10ml Amouage Interlude
    8ml Musc Ravageur
    5ml CdG Avignon
    5ml Fumerie Turque
    5ml...
  50. Re: Perfume compliments from strangers - not really a UK thing?

    Try going for a walk in the English countryside. Everyone you pass will say Hi or give a friendly smile and nod. I've had long random conversations with strangers on more occasions than I can...
  51. Re: Your favourite traditional British perfume house

    ^ Likewise, not a fan of any of the above.

    The Trumpers sample pack was truly abysmal. Not a single fragrance that I would wear. :thumbdown:
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    Re: Amouage 12 piece mens sampler box

    Well I've emailed Amouage and am still awaiting a response. I will post on this thread if/when they reply as I think this would make an excellent stocking filler for the right person.
  53. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread

    There have been many. A lot of people are happy to ship worldwide!
  54. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread

    Wow, some awesome stuff on offer for the US Basenoters. Thanks for sharing Lisa!
  55. Re: Recommend me some oud fragrances with no rose!

    Any UK Basenoters know of anywhere that I can sample these suggestions? Selfridges and HN are great but they don't stock a lot of the less well known offerings.
  56. Re: Recommend me some oud fragrances with no rose!

    Just checked MIN - cheapest UK shipping option for a $10.00 sample set is $19.00!!
    Not sure why when I can post small packages to my US friends for 2.50.
  57. Re: Recommend me some oud fragrances with no rose!

    I'm in the UK so this may not be an option.

    Thanks for all the suggestions so far everyone. That's really given me a bit of direction so I appreciate you taking the time to help. Now to find...
  58. Recommend me some oud fragrances with no rose!

    I absolutely love most oud based fragrances but can't stand the rose/oud combo. My favourite ouds are Kilian Pure Oud and Incense Oud, Dior Leather Oud, Creed Royal Oud, Montale Black Musc and even...
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    Re: Help! pick out 2-3 bottles for me

    Don't bother with the Green Irish Tweed - You already own it (Cool Water)! I'd suggest trying the following -


    Creed Aventus
    Creed Royal Oud
    Amouage Reflection Man
    Amouage Memoir Man
    Tom...
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    Re: Spicebomb Surprised the Hell Out of Me

    Great fragrance but a little alcohol-y. Needs an EDP edition and will be perfect.
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    Re: My swap list, UK based

    List update
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir

    It's very Shalimar-esque to my nose. I'm sniffing it this very moment.
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir

    Shalimar for men?
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    Re: Amouage Interlude

    Fantastic smokey fragrance. My third favourite Amouage after Memoir and Reflection.

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    Fantastic smokey fragrance. My third favourite Amouage after Memoir and Reflection.
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    Re: Creed MI extreme and aventus Extreme

    Creed should do a MI Extreme and a SMW Extreme. Aventus is one of the few Creeds that already has decent longevity/sillage.
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    Re: YSL RGPH no more in black & brown can

    It's been like that for months. Part of the rebranded Heritage range I believe.
  67. Re: Supreme Court ruling may ban grey market sales

    The IP blocking stuff in France sounds awful, I really feel for you guys.
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    Re: UK discount tester site I discovered

    Thanks for the heads up. Can anyone else vouch for these guys?
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    My swap list, UK based

    Looking to swap the following designers -

    Dior Fahrenheit Absolut 100ml (~80% remaining)
    Jean Paul Gaultier 2 120ml (~87% remaining)
    L'instant de Guerlain Extreme (decants only as I don't want...
  70. Re: Etat Libre d'Orange - Sex Pistols EdP (God Save the Queen) first impressions

    Gonna order myself a bottle. Can't go wrong for 4.99!
  71. Re: Which two scents are the closest to identical?

    GIT and Cool Water.
    MI and Unforgiveable.
  72. Re: What was the last fragrance you had to scrub off, or at least contemplated doing so?

    Only a few of the older generation still use that one! I've only ever had to scrub one fragrance, Secretions Magnifiques.

    Oh btw, a more modern version of "gets up my nose" is "gets right on my...
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    Dior Privee 5ml samples

    Does anyone know how to purchase the 5ml samples from the Privee line? I've had a look on the Dior site and can only see the big bottles for sale. Are these just given to a lucky few for...
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    Re: Help me chose a Montale

    How about Full Incense to shake things up a little?
  75. Any plans for a Spicebomb "intense" or "extreme"?

    I've been getting to know Spicebomb this last week and I've come to the conclusion that it would be up there with Tobacco Vanille and Pure Havane if only it was a little stronger in concentration. ...
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    Re: Pass The Gross Fragrance :D (freebie)

    Can't wait! So who has it at the moment?
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    Re: Pass The Gross Fragrance :D (freebie)

    Wow, this sounds fun, can I join the waiting list??

    The fragrance sounds really interesting btw. I'm a fan of both MKK and Secretions Magnifiques (in its own way!) so i'll be curious to see...
  78. Wanted - Samples of Amouage, Parfumerie Generale, Guerlain

    I'm looking for samples or decants of the following -

    Amouage - All men's fragrances and Opus I - VI
    Parfumerie Generale - Cadjmere (really, really want this!)
    Hermes - Ambre Narguile
    Serge...
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    Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    Can't go wrong with Ambre Narguile.
    Personally, I'd be looking at an Amouage if I had that kind of money to spend right now. Interlude Man or the incredibly underrated (and nothing at all like Le...
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    Re: Joop Homme Wild

    Smells like Calpol to me!
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir

    Tried it yesterday in Boots, Meadowhall.

    First impressions were that it reminded me of a more masculine version of Samsara. Unfortunately, I was also spraying the other TF fragrances at the...
  82. Re: Fahrenheit is the perfect fragrance (that I've encountered).

    Fahrenheit Absolute is definitely worth a try IMO.
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    Re: L'instant de Guerlain ?

    Very similar fragrances. The Extreme is just a bit heavier.
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    Re: Exclusives by guerlain in the UK?

    Chanel??
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    Re: Exclusives by guerlain in the UK?

    Do any other House of Fraser stores stock these?
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    Re: Has anyone tried Joop! Wild yet ?

    For the UK Basenoters, this smells just like Calpol!
    Not a fan.
  87. Re: Who else thinks Reflection Man by Amouage is overpriced/overrated?

    It's a fantastic fragrance.
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    Re: You choose which sample I try first.

    Back to Black
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    Amouage 12 piece mens sampler box

    Just seen this on the Amouage website -

    http://www.amouage.com/boutique/products/?ID=578

    Anyone know which fragrances it contains? I can make out Gold, Dia, Ciel, Reflection, Silver and...
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    Re: Amouage Gold Man as every Day scent?

    I won two 2ml samples from an ebayer for a ridiculously cheap price. Gold was one of the only Amouages that I hadnt already tested at that point so I was expecting something along the lines of...
  91. Thread: Ykims Ozone

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    Ykims Ozone

    Duplicate thread, sorry.
  92. Thread: Ykims Ozone

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    Ykims Ozone

    My brother has received a free sample of this with his EBay decant purchase (Tobacco Vanille and Arabie). I've not been able to find any info on this one. Anybody know anything about it?

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  93. Re: Who started the Cool Water to GIT comparison ?

    They are very, very, similar to me.
    Same with MI and Unforgiveable.
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    Re: Serge Luten fragrances

    Many of the SL creations do seem to share a common DNA. Maybe the brand just isn't for you?
  95. Is it possible to buy a 4 x 7.5ml refill set of Back to Black?

    I've checked Harvey Nicks and the like and it seems Kilian do fantastic value travel refill sets for 40. Unfortunately, I can't find any trace of a Back to Black set, despite the rest of the range...
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    Re: by Kilian - In The Garden of Good & Evil

    I signed up for the Kilian email club a few weeks back but I've not even received an email acknowledgement. Is this normal? I'd hate to miss out on samples again!
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    Re: Sample in the UK, why such high prices?

    There's a HoF in Meadowhall that stocks AdP, Neroli Portofino and one Serge Lutens fragrance but thats about it around here. On the subject of samples, Bond no. 9 offers 6 samples for $15 with free...
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    Re: Sample in the UK, why such high prices?

    I think that's a little harsh. I can't honestly say any company has ever given me terrible customer service in all my years of purchasing. I've also never had a problem obtaining free samples from...
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    Re: Sample in the UK, why such high prices?

    That's still a lot more expensive that what our US friends pay.
    Any ideas why? I've just seen one site selling 7 Montale samples for $10!
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    Sample in the UK, why such high prices?

    Long time lurker here but i think it's time to start participating in the discussions now that my nose has evolved a little. I've noticed that the US Basenoters can order samples from places like...
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