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  1. Re: Best Vintage, Discontinued fragrance that still can be worn today (modern) -

    +1 for vintage M7 but even a vintage bottle I bought a few years ago doesn't smell exactly the way I remember it.

    The original Gentleman by Givenchy is a fantastic patchouli scent.
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    Re: What are you guys wearing this Autumn?

    Just bought a bottle of Encre Noire that suits autumn, as well as Avignon and vintage Givenchy Gentleman.
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    Re: Worst blind buy purchased.

    Lolita Lempicka au Masculin. Sweet and nasty, and not in any good way,either.
  4. Re: Which fragrance is best at smelling like a bakery?

    The Great Randello by 4160 Tuesdays. This smells uncannily like warm scones with strawberry jam and cream. I didn't believe it until I smelt it.
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    Re: Suggestions from wet shavers

    I am very sensitive to any alcohol/oil/fragrance on my face - therefore any fragrance only goes on my torso or sometimes clothes. Currently, I use a Mach 3, with Lush's Ambrosia shave cream, then...
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    Re: Recommend me a LEATHER scent

    From your list -
    Knize Ten but this is strong and unsubtle - wear with care!
    I have the vintage Derby and IMHO, it's OK, but not fantastic. Don't waste your money on vintage or current. There are...
  7. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    Unifex, dude! ;)
  8. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    All done. Thanks.
  9. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    UK Basenoters only need apply!

    Thanks to the generosity of Colin Maillard in giving me some samples, I thought I had better pass it on.

    Original boxed sample of Tom Ford Plum Japonais (approx....
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    Re: Recommendations please for lawyer/professional

    A couple of out there suggestions:

    Bois d'Ascese by Naomi Goodsir
    Fat Electrician by ELdO
    Eloges du Traitre by ELdO
    Eau de Gloire by Parfum d'Empire
    +1 for Baladin

    or Tom Ford Extreme,...
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    Re: male alternatives to Black Orchid

    This is one of the few fragrances that have good longevity on me. Easily 7 hours.
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    Re: male alternatives to Black Orchid

    +1. I prefer this over Black Orchid - more masculine but still has that plumminess. If you want the plums, give Plum Japonais a go. It's in no way similar to the other two other than the plum note,...
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    A big bottle of Fahrenheit Aqua. I love the lightness and simplicity of it. It doesn't remind me of the vintage Fahrenheit so I think of it as a completely separate fragrance.
  14. Re: How many bottles/decant from your collection would you part with?

    I go through phases of acquiring, leaving then selling. Just finishing a selling phase - vintage bottles of M7, Derby, Xeryus and Heritage. Of what I have left, there is a bottle of Jules that may be...
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    Re: Ever hang onto a scent just because...

    We always have a nose through duty-free and test a few things out. She liked Heritage, which I like too, but I have tired of it, so am selling it on. She also liked Gucci Gucci pour homme, which I...
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    Re: Spanish Cedar by Czech & Speake

    C&S will sell you 1ml testers of 11 of their fragrances for £12 (inc. Spanish Cedar), plus the p&p brings it to £16.50. I would be interested in Vetiver Vert and F&M, which if bought separately would...
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    Re: Comme Des Garcons Kyoto

    I love Kyoto and Avignon,and have a soft spot for Zagorsk. All of them are incense based, but more focused than the Blue line, which I found rather bland and safe in comparison. If you can sample all...
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    Re: Glass vs Plastic samples

    Glass still retains the fragrance even after alcohol rinsing, and plastic more so. I tried to re-use glass atomisers but gave up. Now it's plastic for convenience. The sprayer mechanism is still...
  19. Re: New leather unisex from Robert Piguet: Knightsbridge

    As soon as vanilla was mentioned, I switched off. I don't really want to smell like Harrods! The label, obviously designed to reflect the Harrods brand, is just tacky. I mean, really tacky.
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    Re: Men and the travel Atomizer: Do you and How?

    I used to have a Travalo but realised I would need one for every fragrance, which became a bit wierd. I passed it on with a bottle of Knize Ten as there was no way that smell was coming out. I travel...
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    Re: WORST Fragrance you have smelt?

    A couple of Lush fragrances spring to mind - Icon, which was a nasty, chemical orange squash smell. Like the own-brand sugar-free stuff you had as a kid. I liked the idea of The Bug, but the labdanum...
  22. Re: Any scents with leather that are appropriate for summer?

    +1 for this. Antaeus, used lightly, would be OK. Aqua Fahrenheit would be a great match and perfect for summer.
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    Tom Ford Extreme. TF is starting to grow on me as a line. The other half likes Black Orchid and White Patchouli.
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    Re: Dior Fehrenheit le parfume... Thoughts?

    I tried the reformulated Fahrenheit, Aqua and parfum side by side. The parfum smelt quite the reformulated but had a whacking dose of vanilla in the base to give it longevity. Not good. The...
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    Re: Original Formulation Givenchy Gentleman.

    If the darker EDT still smells good, that's all that matters. I do find that the AS is rather weak, not as rich and complex as the EDT and therefore not worth keeping. You may want to sell this on...
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    Re: How many colognes do you have/use?

    At the moment, I only have 6, having sold 4 that I wasn't using (a spare M7, Derby, Xeryus and Heritage). I'm planning on picking up maybe one or two more over the next few months. I tend to sample a...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, May 2, 2014

    Carbon by nu_be.

    27755

    I'm liking it. I also have samples of Oxygen and Sulphur to try.
  28. Re: Purchasing a new cologne this weekend. Rather new to it all

    Out of the ones you have mentioned, I would say TF Extreme. I've just bought a bottle myself. It's good, but the longevity is a little on the low side, maybe 3 hours or so on me. I'm sure that will...
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    Re: Etat Libre D'Orange test fest

    I was given the massive box of samples and couldn't get through them all. I gave them away at Xmas. Recalling from memory - I did like Rien - a soft, leathery scent like Knize Ten but lighter and I...
  30. Re: Internet Shopping Addiction / Fragrance Collectors

    I have been away for around a year, using up my collection. I've put some stuff on eBay that I realised I was never going to wear. I picked up a couple of samples from 4160 Tuesdays recently, but I...
  31. Re: Want to "Blind buy" Dior Homme Intense. Need opinions....

    Have you thought of using a decanting service to try DHI and other stuff out first? Or is this not an option?
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    Re: Male fragrance, which vetiver should i choose?

    The TF would get my vote. It may be heresy on this forum but I find the Guerlain too soapy, sweet and safe. If you have access to any other houses, ELdO's Fat Electrician would be one to try.
  33. Thread: 4160 Tuesdays

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    Re: 4160 Tuesdays

    Got my samples today; I have posted my review (FWIW) for Shazam! Long story short, thumbs up for this juniper / frankincense/ patchouli / amber Oriental.

    Just put in a quick smell review of The...
  34. Thread: 4160 Tuesdays

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    Re: 4160 Tuesdays

    I have ordered samples of Shazam!, the Great Randello and Evil Max. I expect them soon in the post and will feedback here or as reviews.
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    Re: Traditional Fougere

    Given that Chris Bartlett has already posted, may I also suggest Artemis, by Pell Wall, which has a classic fougere signature.
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    Re: Today i bought; May 2013

    Vintage Jules EDT
    2006 Antaeus EDT
    Vintage Givenchy Gentleman EDT

    Nearly finished - just a couple of bottles of M7 to go.
  37. Re: Fragrance suggestions for an early-30s male newbie?

    +1 on the Knize Ten, but L'eau du Navigateur by L'Artisan Parfumeur would fit your bill. If you want to splash the cash, Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather, Parfumerie Generale's Cuir d'Iris or CB I Hate...
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    Re: Knize Ten EDT for sale! [UK]

    Bizzump!

    Price Drop!
  39. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    FOR UK BASENOTERS ONLY -

    A 1ml sample (from Les Senteurs) of MFK Absolue pour le Soir.

    Previous winners need not apply.

    Cheers!

    Claimed by voodoodanny on Mon 13/5/13 0720 GMT.
  40. Re: I have 38 x Niche Decants and only 6 are 'Bottle Worthy' for my tastes

    I was pretty disappointed with the Creeds and Tauers, too, even after multiple wearings. Don't know much about the Kilians, TBH. I liked Black Afgano but the others were forgettable. Horrendously...
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    Re: Backup Bottles of Oakmoss-Oriented Scents?

    Profumo.it fragrances are primarily naturally sourced, and use oakmoss. AFAIK it is the real deal as I am heavily allergic to it! You may want to look into them - Mecca Balsam and Hindu Kush come to...
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    Re: Newbie looking to buy 2 new frags

    Try Prada Amber Intense or perhaps Gucci Gucci pour Homme. Something a little different but still mainstream.
  43. Re: My fragrance journey has come to and end. My last bottle.

    Kudos to you, Foxxworthi. I am feeling where you're at. I started out with designer in the 90s (wish I'd held onto those early Antaeus and L'Egoiste!), moved into niche and am now hunting out the...
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    Re: what have you hoarded the most?

    3 x 100ml vintage M7
    GPH I
    Jules
    Vintage Derby
    Vintage Heritage
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    Knize Ten EDT for sale! [UK]

    Partially used 125ml spray bottle of Knize Ten, bought from ALzD last year. Boxed. Probably about 75ml remaining - check picture for reference.

    Postage to UK ONLY - £4.

    Price - £65 via PayPal....
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    Re: Your rarest fragrance

    Vintage (chevron/eagle) 100ml Derby Aftershave. Is that particularly rare? Don't know.
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    Poll: Re: Poll for best fragrance from Amouage!

    Where is Opus VI? That's my favourite...:huh:
  48. Re: Which one in woody-spicy family would you consider masterpiece/groundbreaking

    For woodyness (?woodiness) I would say GPH I - super-sharp pencil shavings and hot resins, but such a shame it doesn't last long. Norne, Bois d'Asces and Dior Jules are good choices also.

    I'm not...
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    Re: Brands/Houses that sell discovery sets?

    Le Labo do reasonable sample sets, as does Pell Wall.
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    Re: What fragrance do you never get bored of?

    Vintage M7 - there is nothing like it. I would get bored if I wore it every day, though.
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    Re: Rough, Manly Fragrances?

    Knize Ten is the one - it doesn't matter whether it's the reform or not - still pretty male. Yatagan has been mentioned, I'd also consider Mazzolari Lui or vintage Givenchy Gentleman.
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    Re: Allergic reaction

    The exact same thing happened to me with Idole - cough, itchy eyes and face (even when applied on shirt - I never spray onto skin as I am quite sensitive to a lot of stuff in general). I know from...
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    Re: Looking for a new fragrance.

    Sounds like a job for L'Egoiste or Antaeus.

    Failing that, Prada Homme Amber Intense or Gucci Gucci pour Homme for something a little different.
  54. Re: Question for the group? decant or whole bottles?

    For me, decants are the gateway drug for full bottles. It saves an expensive blind buy or excessive buyer's remorse. Also, stuff like Amouage Opus / Memoir I like, but wouldn't purchase a full...
  55. Re: If you end up in hell, which fragrance will the devil make you wear for all eternity as punishme

    Any Creed, as the constant batch variations would torment me for all eternity. In fact, that's hell on earth right there.
  56. Re: Ready for my leather fragrance purchase . Tom ford Tuscan Leather or clive Christian C?

    I appreciate that of the two choices are what you have put down, I only have experience of TL, which was nice, but rather linear and vastly overpriced as a result.

    As has been said, try Knize Ten...
  57. Re: How many do you have? Have you set a limit? Have you surpassed it?

    Looking at most of the other posts, it seems that I'm not a serious collector. That's fine - I cannot cope with more than a handful of bottles at a time as I get confused and end up not wearing...
  58. Re: would you consider yourself a fragrance 'snob'?

    I used to think that only niche fragrances were of any value to me, having exclusively worn designer stuff in the 90s and 00s. Ironically, those are now considered 'vintage' thanks to reformulation!...
  59. Re: Frags you get poor longevity from that are considered good>excellent

    The main culprits for me are L'Artisan Parfumeur, notably Timbuktu and Dzongkha. They are nice, but fade very quickly on me. I have recently tried Eau du Navigateur, which lasted a little longer but...
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    Re: CdG Avignon or Zagorsk?

    I liked them both, as well as Kyoto, and had full bottles of Z and K. They were evocative in their own way. Kyoto was very Japanese, and reminded me of my trip there, but Zagorsk was wintry, austere...
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    Re: Need a change from Kyoto

    I too wanted to move on from the CdG incense series and asked on this forum - there is a thread from last year on this. There were lots of suggestions - such as Black Tourmaline, Bois d'Encens,...
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    Re: Best Amber Fragrance for Men

    I was surprised at how nice Prada pour Homme Amber Intensa was. Not bad at all. Vintage M7 is always a winner, IMO.

    Something that may surprise you with its power and complexity is Ambre Noir by...
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    Re: Favorite Wood Fragrances

    As well as Gucci Pour Homme I, I'd say Vintage M7, Goodsir Bois d'Ascese, Norne and SSS Winter Woods.
  64. Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    I'd say Vintage M7 and Amouage Opus VI. Both evocative, uplifting and soothing scents that make me feel better about life, and ultimately, about myself.
  65. Re: Can anyone recommend a good cologne that attracts the opposite sex?

    The simple and reductive answer is 'the one that makes you feel confident and self-possessed.'

    Insert fragrance name here.
  66. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Nyoink!

    Invasion Barbare will fulfil its destiny at my side.
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    Re: New cologne for work.

    Nice choice! The longevity is a bit poor, though.

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta, PdN New York or Cale Preludio D'Oriente would be a nice change from the usual Creeds.
  68. Re: Help dissecting my sample haul, recommendations?

    Pick one at random every day. Make it serendipitous.
  69. Re: m7 lovers: Is it worth buying m7 oud absolu too?

    If you can get the vintage, stick with it. The OA version is a blunter, drier version of the original without the opening sweetness.

    I have 3 bottles of Vintage, which I slowly dip into but I...
  70. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I be in yo' wardrobe, takin' yo' Black Aoud...
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    Re: Seeking an incense fragrance

    Avignon and Zagorsk would be the choice for a good, all round incense. IF you wish to look further afield, may I suggest Black Tourmaline by Olivier Durbano. Amouage Opus VI has a fresh, green...
  72. Re: Recommendations for well crafted rich orientals, a boosy note won't hurt too

    Ambre Noir by Sonoma Scent Studio would fit your bill - smooth, and using primarily natural materials.

    Caravelle Epicee by Frapin would also suit you.
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    Re: Help needed guys!

    It might be a little light but L'eau d'Issey could work. Antaeus would show off both his brash and sensitive sides.
  74. Re: If you had to choose 3 colognes to wear for the rest of your life....

    I feel this question reflects my main stock of full bottles -

    Vintage M7
    Amouage Opus VI
    Derby EDT
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    Re: Help a newcomer! :)

    For everyday - L'Egoiste, Habit Rouge, Allure.

    For special - M7 Vintage, Fahrenheit, Opium.
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    Re: Best light, close to skin perfumes for men

    Armani Prive Bois d'Encens fits the bill - very close to skin, even from first application. Too expensive, though!
  77. Re: Your most loved and hated note in perfumery currently.

    Least - Vanilla / Benzoin - mainly because I'm allergic to it.
    Most - Frankincense (fresh, not burnt) - love the green herbal bitterness!
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    Re: Top 10 Niche fragrances..!

    I'm only really familiar with incense / leather / wood type scents -

    Amouage Opus VI
    Durbano Black Tourmaline
    Slumberhouse Norne
    Knize Knize Ten
    Parfum d'Empire Cuir Ottoman
    Sonoma Scent...
  79. Thread: Your 1st Scent

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    Re: Your 1st Scent

    I remember buying stuff like Jovan Musk and Blue Stratos when I was a teenager but the first real fragrance was Egoiste in 1997, which was a gift from my sister. I loved it. Shame it's been...
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    Re: Can I Reuse Sample Bottles?

    I have tried to rinse out small glass bottles with acetone, ethyl alcohol and detergent but it doesn't really make much of a difference. The plastic siphon always takes up fragrance, too. I use...
  81. Re: if you went with 2 houses for life, what 2 would you pick ?

    I can't think of a house that has a consistent range of fragrances that I like enough! L'Artisan de Parfumeur would qualify but their longevity on me is middling. Lutens - nice but the bases all...
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    Re: Yatagan...does anyone actually like this?

    I liked the sound of it from the reviews and descriptions but when I got a sample all I got was pine and musk. It smelt...strange. I didn't grab me and what sealed things for me was when my...
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    Re: Anything like Neutrogena T-Gel

    That sir, is a quote.

    Cuir de Russie might help you out but it's more aldehyde than tar.
  84. Re: Looking for a leather fragrance that has a very good longevity?

    Knize Ten is easily the top dog. I would also consider Cuir Ottoman by Parfum d'Empire.
  85. Re: Looking for something that smells like after a thunderstorm

    Lush: The Smell of Weather Turning pretty much hits that nail on the head.
  86. Re: If you were going to spend the day at a Museum, what would you choose for the occaison?

    Vintage M7 exudes sophistication.
  87. Re: Had to choose two fragrances from this Dior and Chanel list

    +1 this. I had both back in the day and I miss them.
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    Re: Best date Scent from the following choices...

    Rive Gauche or Fahrenheit. If she said she couldn't smell CW last time on you then perhaps she could and didn't want to say anything. I wouldn't wear it again too quickly.
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    Re: What would you name your own fragrance creation?

    Asura - notes of juniper, frankincense and nagarmotha.
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    Re: Best men's moisturiser

    I am very sensitive to a lot of chemicals and additives used in moisturisers and so use products made by Weleda and Salcura. They have been fantastic.
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    Re: Can I get a little help here...please?

    It seems that you like cocoa / chocolate type fragrances.

    Have a look at Lutens Borneo 1834, Black Orchid, Yves Rocher Neonatura Cocoon. They might be up your street, too.
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    Re: The Independent talks to Olivier Creed

    Until Creed solve the longevity and batch quality assurance issues, I'm happy to leave them be.

    As for the article - an entertaining puff piece.
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    Re: Gems/Treasures within your collection?

    Vintage M7
    Gucci PH I
    Derby EDT (Chevron bottle)

    These get used sparingly.
  94. Re: Recommendation from the house of Amouage, Creed or Guerlain

    Hi, don't exactly understand what to mean by go for 'broke'

    I suppose what I'm saying is that you might as well go all out and get the most upscale fragrance you can afford. As has been pointed...
  95. Re: Recommendation from the house of Amouage, Creed or Guerlain

    Creeds IMO vary too much from batch to batch.

    If you want to send the right signals to your customers, in terms of character and confidence, go for broke - Amouage Opus VI.
  96. "Evening Sport", eh? Hmm......

    "Evening Sport", eh? Hmm......
  97. Re: "Modern" versions of Yatagan, Polo, other old woody/smoky/leathery frags?

    +1 for Memoir Man
    DKNY Black Cashmere
    Black Tourmaline
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    Re: If you were to create a fragrance...

    I like this idea - I've had concepts of the notes I like in my head for a while - Pell Wall do a bespoke service - might avail myself of that in the future!

    Top - Bergamot, Artemisia, Juniper
    ...
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    Re: [UK] - Knize decants for swap!

    Bump!

    Also - am happy to sell decants via PayPal if you wish.
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    Re: Which histoires de parfums to try?

    I loved Petroleum and Noir Patchouli but thought that 1740 smelt like Bel Ami but more expensive. Knize Ten is a better leather all round.
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