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  1. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Thank you, Adonna.... I'm bagging that Guerlain Vetiver of yours!
  2. Re: Sandalwood & Incense: a match made in perfume heaven. What are some of the best examples?

    Awesome! Which one did you get? Blue bottle or the 'vintage collection' version?





    Yep, anything in the red bottles are going to be superb - real gems IMHO and especially the 90ml size red...
  3. Re: Compare a fragrance to another cultural product

    Some really interesting responses in this thread.



    Would tend to agree with you on the Montales - the excessive drum-beating projection and long lasting nature of their range does seem to match...
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    Re: Pour Monsieur EDT Discontinued

    I find this is one of very few that I can over-spray and still get a lot of olfactory pleasure out of.

    I also think Caron's 3rd Man isn't far off from it. Instead of cardamom, it has a very...
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    Re: Millenials are changing the perfume business

    Unfortunately, this is so true - and with more industries than just perfume/beauty... sign of our times I guess.
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    Re: Millenials are changing the perfume business

    Interesting article and thanks for posting that.

    But I disagree with their groupings of some genres of scents - e.g. chypre is feminine? And that comprises oakmoss and fruity notes apparently...
  7. Re: Sandalwood & Incense: a match made in perfume heaven. What are some of the best examples?

    :mad:
    Sometimes I wonder why I sold that 2nd edition bottle... still, jealous but happy for you :cheesy:
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    Re: Best chanel for men

    As the best one from the traditional line (pre 2010), I would have to agree.



    From the more modern line, I agree with this too. Very good fresh-woody scent, even if it's completely synthetic.
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Yikes, that's some major open-heart surgery, mesaboogie! Did it make it OK?
  10. Re: Sandalwood & Incense: a match made in perfume heaven. What are some of the best examples?

    I agree - Tam Dao is a nice mix of all sorts of synthetic woods, very much in line with CdG Wonderwood.



    The SN is top class in a bottle - but the way to go with this is a much older bottle...
  11. Re: Jovoy, The Best Niche Fragrance Store In Paris Now Ships To USA With DHL Express In 2 Days!

    Suddenly I feel like I want to buy from the eu site, even though they have a store on our shores.
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    Re: New - Czech & Speake No 88 EdP

    Would have to agree with this. The current version of the regular EdT is very strong and I struggled with 1-2 sprays of it when I owned it.

    Still haven't tried the EdP mind you...
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    Re: My dirt cheap favorite tobacco scents

    It's posts like this from Darvant that I fear the most...! Now I'm tempted for JV Vintage (which I owned since it came out) and Egoiste which I've had on/off since I joined the site.
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    Re: My dirt cheap favorite tobacco scents

    Can't see Quorum mentioned in the list :laugh:
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    More Ombrť Leather today
  16. Re: Caron 3rd man has arrived, wow , very smooth and classy

    A 2019 discovery for me too. Wearing it today. Perfect for this cold weather.
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    Re: Amouage - Journey Man, review

    I take what you're saying, Joe, although I think this is an apples and oranges comparison.
    An orchestra where individual notes or instruments can be heard above the rest is actually a sign of a bad...
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    Re: In 2019, I expect to finish...

    Finished a 100ml bottle of vintage Safari for Men a few weeks ago. Onto my back-up bottle now.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    A whiff of Caron PuH today. It is rare but people do wear this stuff. Just nowhere near as much as that one beginning with S these days...
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    Re: what's the best UK online fragrance store?

    Just another hint/tip to UK consumers buying from FragX - make sure you create an account with your UK (GB) address set to default and then browse product prices or better still add them to the...
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    Re: what's the best UK online fragrance store?

    Go for it and don't forget to use code FSW for free shipping on low value orders or code FX15 for free shipping and 15% off on orders over £50-ish (might be £52 or £54 depending on exchange rates).
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    Re: what's the best UK online fragrance store?

    It's all done up front and rolled into the price. I haven't had a single issue since this arrangement began. I did get stung on a Creed bottle back in 2009, but no such issues now. Delivery via DPD...
  23. Thread: Tapatalk Issues

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    Re: Tapatalk Issues

    Thanks, Grant! Working for me too and I really like the new theme / colours!
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    Re: Caron Yatagan discontinued???

    If Yatagan is gone, it's no big deal. Plenty of alternatives. Two that I think are much better: Quorum (dirt cheap) and MFK's Lumiere Noir (superb artemisia scent which is much longer lasting than...
  25. Re: Dior Sauvage Tops All Men's Fragrance Sales In UK This Christmas Season

    Yep the good old days are well and truly gone. And sadly this just doesn't stop at scents...
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    Re: Tonight I'm sampling Chanel Platnium Eqostie.

    Typical BN answer - why not have both.
    But as a typical BN myself, I quite like the answer :)
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    Re: what's the best UK online fragrance store?

    Yup +1 on all these and agree with the comment on getting some good bargains. In fact all of them can have some very good deals at the right time.

    There's also Escentual which is only good for...
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    Re: Citrus on a cold Winterís day

    +1 to Ken's suggestion for YSL Pour Homme

    I'd also throw in Monsieur de Givenchy here but I haven't had much time with the current stuff and need to try it more. First impressions though look...
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    Re: Citrus on a cold Winterís day

    It's by Patricia de Nicolai - http://www.basenotes.net/ID26144298.html
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    Re: Citrus on a cold Winterís day

    There was a magazine ad (I think) by Acqua di Parma back in either the 2000s or earlier this decade, that marketed AdP's flagship Colonia as a great autumn scent. It may have been in airline mag TBH...
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    Re: Amouage Oman vs UK Version?

    If this thread is about where to buy which version from, I suggest we move this thread to Online Shopping. If however you want to discuss the variation, it's best to leave it here.



    Honestly, I...
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    Poll: Re: Reflection Man vs Myths Man | Amouage

    I did own Reflection at one point and though the soft powdery notes were wonderful. After a few wears I'm not sure what changed (perhaps wore it in the wrong environment? Amouage purposefully market...
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    Poll: Re: Reflection Man vs Myths Man | Amouage

    I agree, Myths is great for iris fans but the added ash/smoke is an issue for me. Lots of synthetics here which are an issue for me...



    Yep, agree with you and ZC - I'd pick Reflection (if I...
  34. Re: Adding a winter fragrance to the office rotation

    Adding my welcome as well! You have definitely come to the right place.

    I second Chanel Egoiste, Givenchy Gentleman original and Chanel Antaeus. The latter can also be worn in warmer weather as...
  35. Moderator Message

    Once the thread title is perfectly legitimate and refers to fragrance, the thread is not an excuse to talk about other topics. This is a fragrance forum so let's stick to that. Thank you.
  36. Re: Newbie needs help to combine some fragrances ;)

    Welcome to the forums!

    We moved your post to the DIY section where we hope you will get some great responses from the professionals.
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    [UK] Re: Rumís Huge Clear-out

    Bump - last few remaining items now
  38. Thread: Rumís UK swaps

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    [UK] Re: Rumís UK swaps

    Bump - last few remaining items now
  39. Re: What is your worst used fragrance purchase experience?

    Hear, hear! I could state enough cases like this to bring down the entire BN server! More bad experiences as a seller than I'd ever like to remember.
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    Re: The writing instruments thread

    Thanks for this - in a way this is what I was hoping not to hear! :)
    I am looking at the Le Grand range as I like the balance and feel of it. It's between rollerball and fountain in my case - both...
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    The writing instruments thread

    Seems like there are a few threads here about watches, shoes and grooming, but I've seen nothing about pens, mechanical pencils and other writing instruments. So for the discussion of these things -...
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    Re: What's your worst anosmic experience?

    Yup, I concur. Just about anything from this company these days is a waste of your time.
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    Re: What's your worst anosmic experience?

    I did have that effect with BR540 on a card - I left it on my desk and went back to it much later only to find the room smelled heavenly, but brought up close to my nose it was a bit too much for me....
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    Re: What's your worst anosmic experience?

    This is by far my worst experience. I can just about detect a faint pencil shavings note in Molecule 01 but that's about it. At first it even comes off as smelling like pure alcohol to my nose.

    I...
  45. Re: Non-IFRA-Compliance & Bogart (Signature) Pour Homme (1975).

    I'd go with the current given how cheap it is. Go with somewhere like FragranceX and you can't go wrong even with a cheap tester bottle and free delivery.
  46. Re: What is your worst used fragrance purchase experience?

    Both bad experiences for me are with vintage bottles: Polo RL and Epic Man.

    They were both badly off and smelled nothing like the current stuff, let alone the vintage juice. Luckily got my dosh...
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    Re: Your 2019 favorites!

    Although I don't own it (yet), I'd say Fougere L’Aube.

    I did think Eau de Minthe would work for me as a 2019 release, but alas I found the DHM too much for my nose.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Haven't noticed the advertising here to be honest but then haven't been around much. I do notice it is popular amongst the ladies mind you. A lot of work colleagues are wearing it. Or at least I'm...
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    Re: My quick review of Amouage - Epic Man

    The thought did cross my mind before I posted previously.

    I recently got a spritz of the friction cap juice from a tester bottle on a card and placed it in a blazer pocket. Even though I threw the...
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    Re: Similar to L'Air du Desert Marocain

    I should clarify that I wasn't suggesting any of those scents are close enough to LADDM or even alternatives to it.
    Just that the theme of "sweet, spicy and perhaps slightly dusty and balsamic...
  51. Re: 5 fragrance recommendations for someone who likes Zino Davidoff

    Can't say I've come across anything I would class as 'satanic' but going purely on what may appear similar to Zino itself, here are my thoughts:

    Givenchy Gentleman
    Patchouli 1942
    Malle's...
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    Re: My quick review of Amouage - Epic Man

    Yes same here. I get the geranium bit which may come across as soapy/clean, but there is a lot more going on with this. Spices like nutmeg or various peppers for a start. Frankincense bomb is another...
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    Moderator Message

    Right, the bickering has gone on far enough.
    We've deleted some posts from this thread but will be pulling the thread for at least a few days while we clean up the mess and decide on further...
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    Re: Funeral Fragrances: Royal Oud

    That's precisely my issue. Whatever you may wear at so-and-so's funeral will always stay with you forever as that 'funeral scent'. I know I would just end up selling whatever I had that reminded of...
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    Moderator Message

    In line with the site rules, all politically-themed posts have been deleted. If this continues, we'll take further action and this applies to any thread, any post, anywhere on the site.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Plenty of Ombre Leather on this morning's commute. In fact so much that I feel slightly sick.

    Then more Sauvage later on in the day which was actually a relief.

    I am also getting whiffs of some...
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    Re: Similar to L'Air du Desert Marocain

    I'm with Tony on this - I find aspects of the strangest scents that come close to it. Aventus, for example, for the ambrox bomb especially in the dry down which is probably what the OP picked up on...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Aside from all the Sauvage I’ve been getting whiffs of lately, Fahrenheit and Caron PuH most recently.
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    Re: Why is Amouage Myths Man so underrated?

    Because it’s far too harsh, doesn’t appeal to the masses and can seem cloying or even overly synthetic to most noses.

    Yes the concept is good and gets top marks for originality but ultimately it...
  60. Re: I have two questions about polo green and Caron line ups..

    I would say if you like woody scents, 3rd Man is definitely worth owning and easily the best from Caron.

    However, I didn’t like the sample of Yatagan that I have (thank you kind BNer that sent me...
  61. Re: Dior Sauvage Tops All Men's Fragrance Sales In UK This Christmas Season

    Yes I picked this up too!
    A typical article really from this cheap-excuse-for-a-newspaper!
  62. Re: Dior Sauvage Tops All Men's Fragrance Sales In UK This Christmas Season

    Pretty much my thoughts as well. Sauvage is popular in just about every country I’ve set foot in this past year or so (and there have been a few!).

    I’m not surprised to be honest by how much they...
  63. Re: Third Man and Havana arrived yesterday, so a few words for each one.

    I did when it first came out but my comments above referred to the current stuff which I have tried several times in recent months.
  64. Re: Third Man and Havana arrived yesterday, so a few words for each one.

    I prefer Third Man but surprised that Havana does not last on the OP. It could well be affected by humidity, weather changes, etc. On me it's also a beast and that herbal tobacco note seems to...
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    Re: Rogue Perfumery Your Favorites?

    Nice! Might just get Fougere L'Aube after this. Given the exchange rate with the dollar hasn't been too great recently (well let's say not as good as it has been), I'd be tempted.
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    Re: Rogue Perfumery Your Favorites?

    My favourite of all was Fougere L'Aube and I have tried 3 or 4 of them.



    I agree with this. I does smell OK I suppose, but I just couldn't wear something so strong. The sample gave me a...
  67. Re: 20% OFF ALL Serge Lutens at Premiere Avenue ! Nov 2019

    If only they’d have a more generic discount code :undecided:
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    Re: Did Musc Ravageur change?

    Wowzers! Where have you been???
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    Re: Did Musc Ravageur change?

    The guy explained that he bought a bottle recently and was shocked with what he smelled. What is so hard to understand?
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    Re: Myrrh centric or scents that accentuate myrrh

    In Europe at least it's a Diptyque boutique exclusive, but definitely not discontinued.
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    Re: the performance in dior sauvage edt 200ml

    I would tend to agree - he needs his head checked-out.
  72. Thread: Hermes Cologne

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    Re: Hermes Cologne

    Do you mean Hermes scents in general or are you asking about the ones you've listed in your gift set?

    I find that the mainstream Hermes range is reasonably priced but not the exclusive range. The...
  73. Thread: Sauvage EDT vs EDP

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    Poll: Re: Sauvage EDT vs EDP

    Joke answer:
    One is generated from nuclear waste, the other one from reconstituted radioactive fish parts.

    Serious answer:
    Welcome to the group! Sauvage generally gets a lot of hate here but...
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    Re: How has Malle Fared, Post-Lauder?

    I think in terms of PoaL's reform, it has been made more suitable for men who wear it IMHO. Just about every lady wearer that I know prefers the original.
    Agree that the caps change was a turning...
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    Re: Quorum by Antonio Puig: A Guide to Versions

    Wonderful thread, OP - thanks for this.



    Nice pic! That'll be a shaving soap behind, right?
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    Re: Setting out as a "Maturate person"

    Welcome!
    Once you get to know a few sales reps, you should be in a better position for sampling as they'll know you're serious about the hobby.
  77. Thread: Tapatalk Issues

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    Re: Tapatalk Issues

    I've pinged the admin team. I'm having issues too.
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    Re: Chanel Antaeus Auth or Fake?

    Yes I noticed that too. If it was a sealed bottle this might be because it's a 'transition' bottle, so still likely to be quite old if my assumption is correct.



    Agreed. Only he can comment...
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    Re: Polo Blue Flanker Thread

    Only ever really cared for the EdT. Could just about put my hand up to say I could live with the (newer) EdP although I don't see the point of it.
  80. Re: When was the last time someone's perfume annoyed you and which perfume was it?

    Ouch! I got a headache just by reading this :shocked:
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    Re: 1970s Greatest Hits

    These would be my favourites.

    Polo and Gentleman are benchmark leather-chypres. Paco a benchmark fougere and YSL PH a benchmark citrus-chypre.

    Whilst there have been some good attempts, even...
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    Re: How has Malle Fared, Post-Lauder?

    I think MR has of those that I own and like, but strangely French Lover is fine.
    PoaL changed before the acquisition but I think it was for the better. One spray of the original and it would be...
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    Re: How has Malle Fared, Post-Lauder?

    I am glad they are in some of the larger department stores to be honest. Before that it was just one or two retailers that had them meaning they were less accessible.

    On the down side however,...
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    Re: Does you nose know $$$$$$

    Agree with the phrase as well. Who's going to know that what you smell of is worth (whatever) from two metres away? Same way they can't tell you are wearing a 1K Ermenegildo Zegna suit without seeing...
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    Re: Setting out as a "Maturate person"

    I second all of this with the exception of House of Fraser - they're reputation in my opinion has been damaged since the new management took over. Last I looked they were charging stupid amounts for...
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    Re: Partner shared perfumes

    Mostly Creed's Selection Verte during our summer break
  87. Thread: Mysore Sandalwood

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    Re: Mysore Sandalwood

    Wowzers!!! :shocked:
  88. Re: Amouage Lyric Man Pre-Formulation Experience | Am I Smelling This Right?

    Me neither - it just didn't work for me.
  89. Thread: black friday

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    Re: black friday

    Yup same here - I would subscribe to their mailing lists to be sure you get all the regular offers, etc.
  90. Thread: Fake amouage?

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    Re: Fake amouage?

    Exactly what I was thinking. Gold leaf embossed laser etching?
  91. Re: Virgin Island Water - Millesime vs. Eau De Parfum

    To answer this question, there is no difference. All VIW bottles are EdP. The Millesime is just a marketing term that Creed use.
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    Re: Setting out as a "Mature person"

    I have always used FragranceX. I've seen perfume.com come up in searches but haven't bothered to even check them, given that they're the same company. I suspect there's no difference.
  93. Thread: Dior Homme Parfum?

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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum?

    I would say you already have the best projecting - DHI.

    DHP comes across heavier, thicker to me and actually quite oily in its consistency.
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    Re: Setting out as a "Maturate person"

    I can vouch for FragranceX - very fast delivery to the UK and all VAT taken care of. Use code FSW for free delivery worldwide or FX15 for 15% off and free delivery on larger orders.
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    Re: Did Musc Ravageur change?

    I think I had the 2013 version but the one I have now (2018 or 2019) is totally toned down.

    It's a shame as it was one of my favourite scents for the cold seasons. I've heard others say it will...
  96. Thread: Mysore Sandalwood

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    Re: Mysore Sandalwood

    Villoresi's Sandalo is definitely worth a sniff.

    The prices for C&E's vintage sandalwood scent weren't that bad when I last checked but I suppose these things fluctuate all the time. Do a quick...
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    Poll: Re: Indulge me again, a vote for my next scent

    Think you'd have to go a long way to beat Egoiste from your list...
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    Re: Creed aventus batch S16C01 fake?

    Thanks, Joe. Indeed it is, so we have just moved it.
  99. Re: Cussons Imperial Leather soap smells like Equipage to me

    Surprised to hear that people still use talc these days. Aren’t you guys worried about the impact of inhaling such small particles?
  100. Re: Cussons Imperial Leather soap smells like Equipage to me

    Yup still widely sold in the UK and a family favourite.

    I have to agree that it does smell like the woody-soapy aspects like Equipage / Equipage Geranium. Oh and I can also vouch for its poor...
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