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    Re: Best "BAD BOY" fragrance !

    Puredistance M
  2. Re: Masculine Manceras? I.E not sweet / creamy / powdery

    Cedrat Boise
    The Aoud
    Blue Aoud
    Black to Black
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

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  4. Re: TDH has to be the best all time professional office fragrance

    GIT trumps it in my opinion
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    Re: Critique my collection

    Give it twelve months on here and you will own all of them

    ...along with an additional 200 bottles that you haven't even thought of yet
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own

    Currently have around 150 bottles (small time on these boards)

    An interesting thing has happened though - I don't want to buy anything at the moment. This is the first time that this has happened...
  7. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Again, this is only on paper but I don't get the Kouros thing (although it must have been 20 years ago that I last had my nose on it - it was a bad experience, a long story, not for now). The...
  8. Re: Entering the world of decants makes me nervous

    Deal with people that can be trusted

    There are many on these boards
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    Re: battle of the Vetivers!

    Lampblack
  10. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    5 from Masque, all paper tested

    Russian Tea - big bold smell of black tea leaves - quite like this

    Montecristo - waayyyyy too much going on to tell on paper, this one needs a full skin test
    ...
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    Re: Best Montale Fragrances

    Going to add Honey Aoud and Aoud Leather - recently purchased both and think that they are really good
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    Re: Creed launches baby perfume

    This made me chuckle - my eldest son is nine and last year on holiday I gave him a sneaky spray of Aventus (his first wearing of scent) - told him not to tell his mum, he did, I got in bother
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    Re: "Transatlantic mates"

    I have the benefit of living in the UK (for UK exclusives) and have a Dad who lives in France where the postal service don't seem to care what they send - also gives me a great excuse to pop over and...
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    Re: Masculine but not old men frags suggestions?

    Hmmm... not sure that MDCI is classed as designer????
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    Re: Nasomatto UK stock?

    It's a real shame that you have had a bad experience with them as I have always found them to be really good

    What does ring a bell is this issue of wrongly labelled items. Every time I order from...
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    Re: Would I get in trouble

    That escalated quickly!

    Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game or Last letter of a Fragrance Game will soon have that sorted out - never understood why those threads counted towards your post count?
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    Re: "Transatlantic mates"

    I have facilitated bottles to the US and Middle East - happy to be involved but trust is a big part of this. The people that I have helped have been well respected, long standing members on this...
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    Re: Nasomatto UK stock?

    What has gone wrong?
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    Re: Montale Leather Aoud Opinions

    To the untrained nose (me), it smells pretty similar to Tuscan Leather
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    Re: Which to try from Profumum Roma?

    I own and love Arso
  21. Re: How often do you wear the 'cheap' fragrances in your wardrobe?

    Hmmm....

    Truthfully, not as often as the more expensive ones

    In general terms, my collection has moved up in cost so the cheapies are less in number

    I suddenly feel very shallow
  22. Re: What's your favorite fragrance from Profumum Roma?

    Had a Profumum day today

    Arso at work

    Acqua Viva after the gym

    If I had to pick one over the other, I would go with Arso
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    Re: Which fragrance makes you feel the following:

    As ever, I could (and would) answer this differently on any given day but for now...

    Most Confident - Les Nombres d'Or Cuir
    Most Professional - GIT
    Sexiest - Intoxicated
    Most Fun - Aqua...
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    Re: Nasomatto UK stock?

    No problem - if this is your first order from them, prepare to be made happy with the package that arrives
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    Re: What would be your Next Purchase?

    Very close to pulling the trigger on Lampblack
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    Re: Nasomatto UK stock?

    And if you want to stay in the UK, Roullier White also have it in stock and are very good to deal with
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    Re: Nasomatto UK stock?

    Buy from First in Fragrance and take advantage of the Euro, the free samples and the excellent service

    I have recently bought four bottles of Nasomatto scents from them and can honestly say that...
  28. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    It is a real shame that this thread has been forced into a different direction as I was enjoying keeping track of the story

    I enjoyed Sebastian's reviews and I hope that he manages to sort the...
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    Re: Oud scents that actually smell good -

    I have received compliments while wearing the following:

    Aoud Lime and Dark Aoud from Montale
    As Sawira from Penhaligons
    Aoud and Amber Aoud from Roja Dove
    Blackbird from HofM (I am not certain...
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    Re: It's a real challenge...

    Certainly - only problem could be getting them to you. Do you have postmen over there yet?
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    Re: It's a real challenge...

    Sell the ones that you don't wear and buy something new

    I do this pretty much all the time when I realise that I am not reaching for certain bottles
  32. Thread: Fragrance mate

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    Re: Fragrance mate

    I have shared quite a few similar opinions with Viffer
  33. Re: Just Days After AOUD LAVENDER Three More New Montales!!! HONEY AOUD, AOUD SENSE, ORANGE FLOWERS

    I am in the same boat as you - have worn Honey Aoud and think that it is really good and as with most Montales, it is a decent performer.

    I also received the same three samples and after a brief...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    No problem - I hadn't taken your reply that way

    Cheers
  35. Poll: Re: The Ultimate Baroque Chypre: Diaghilev or Chypre Palatin

    I own both and find CP the more wearable of the two

    My wife prefers CP, so there you go
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Totally agree with you and that is why I said that Xerjoff have made a mistake in this instance. The original response was fine, no more than that. The argument is that 'fine' just doesn't cut it...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    This is my take on it all (for what it is worth)

    Initial response from Xerjoff was fine - no more than fine, but was pretty much acceptable in my opinion. I do think that they could have done more...
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    Re: Suggest your 10 MUST HAVE NICHE fragrances

    As with most of these threads my answer could be different on any given day but for now, here are 10 from my collection that I can recommend

    Puredistance M
    Black Afghano
    Roja Amber Aoud
    LDDM...
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    Re: Which is your favorite niche house?

    I couldn't pick just one but I do really like the following:

    Roja Dove
    Amouage
    Profumum Roma
    Mona Di Orio
    Frederic Malle
    Imaginary Authors
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    Re: Should be more love for the Basenotes wardrobe!

    I use it and I also use it for the SOTD

    Only frustration is that it takes foe ever to get scents added to the directory - I think that I have waited over a year for some to be added
  41. Thread: Hi I'm Alex

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    Re: Hi I'm Alex

    Sampling could be the way forward but to be honest, that can get pretty expensive

    There is a lot to be said about the reckless blind buy - some of my favourites have been blind buys although I do...
  42. Re: Is PHI Une Rose de Kandahar really similar to Richwood?

    Not even nearly the same to me but I am no expert
  43. Re: The longest longevity fragrance you've ever used?

    As its Remik, I do not think you are right.

    In fact, I think you are outstandingly wrong
  44. Re: The longest longevity fragrance you've ever used?

    Interlude Man lasts as long as you want it to - never actually tested just how long as the thought of not showering twice a day is alien to me. If I had to hazard a guess, I would estimate that it...
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    Re: What is your opinion on Montale ?

    I like the house, own a decent number of bottles but sort of feel that they are taking the piss with the sheer volume of new releases

    Also, their customer service is without a doubt the worst that...
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    Re: Most worn April 2015

    38 different scents worn in April of which the winners are:

    Arso by Profumum x 5

    Intoxicated by By Kilian x 4

    Pardon by Nasomatto x 3
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    Re: Negative Evocations

    Kouros

    Got very drunk as a 14 year old - my mate had doused himself in Kouros - we both ended up being sick, passing out etc.

    Kouros to this day reminds me of that particular hangover along...
  48. Re: a Celebrity scent you'd like to see on the shelves...

    Fahrenheit by Niki Lauda
  49. Re: Which scent have you worn the longest on a CONSISTENT basis?

    GIT has been a fairly consistent performer for me - it has survived through the explosion in collection, the reduction in said collection and the secondary explosion that I am in the middle of
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    Re: Aqua Nobilis by Profumum

    Not certain on this particular scent but the house in general produces performance monsters
  51. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    I received samples of all 5 and at the moment, I am mulling over buying a bottle of Holy Shit.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Finishing April off with...

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    37520
  53. Re: We need a sticky: "Is my ______________ fake?"

    Separate Forum

    This would allow those that either care enough or know enough to answer specific questions
  54. Re: Do you drop poor performers from your rotation/lineup?

    I have one or two that I keep but rarely wear and nearly all new purchases have to be performance monsters
  55. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    19 different scents from Neil Morris:

    Asea
    Burnt Amber
    Gotham
    Afire
    Coral
    Leather Garden
    Storm
    Aegean
  56. Thread: Vanilla Niche

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    Re: Vanilla Niche

    From ones that I own:

    Memoirs of a Trespasser
    Vanillary from Lush
    Enigma from Roja Dove

    and I had the pleasure of sampling Intimate Vanilla from Neil Morris yesterday which I though was very...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    One day I am going to see if my answer to this question has ever been the same

    At the moment:

    Puredistance M
    Black Afghano
    Arso
    Mona Di Orio Cuir
    Amber Aoud
  58. Re: Are these people who post these ads out of their mind?

    Whether he/she knows that it is expensive is irrelevant - there is nothing wrong with someone trying to turn a profit. If you are fortunate enough to recognise that it isn't a good deal then good for...
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    Re: Underwhelmed with Kilians recent releases

    I quite like some of the new ones - my wife absolutely loves Intoxicated
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    Re: A question about Maai

    I don't get that vibe from it - I couldn't get past the Tuberose note
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    Re: Fragrances for gay

    Rochas Man
  62. Re: Favorite Indie Scent from small or unknown houses -

    Just ordered a dozen samples including the ones you have recommended
  63. Re: Favorite Indie Scent from small or unknown houses -

    I have been thinking of trying this house - are there any others that are worth a look?
  64. Re: Favorite Indie Scent from small or unknown houses -

    From what I have sampled from this house there where not many homeruns, if any at all
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    Re: Fragrances that smell rich/opulent/luxurious?

    My SOTD qualifies:

    Puredistance M
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    Re: How many sprays do you need for a Creed?

    Totally dependant on the batch
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    Re: Frederic Malle Cologne Indelebile.

    I received a free sample from Essenza Nobile - it smells exactly as you would imagine from the note list. There are no surprises just a straight up citrusy cologne - not my sort of thing really
  68. The Telegraph dares to go where most BN members fear to tread

    To be fair, they haven't used the terms that cause so much upset on these boards but it is a variation on a theme
    ...
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    Re: Best Vanilla scented Cologne? Help...

    Memoirs of a Trespasser
  70. Re: Which one would you choose ? Montale Dark Aoud or Tom Ford Oud Wood ?

    I own both - Dark Aoud for me
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    Re: What is your strongest chastity belt scent?

    My wife isn't a fan of Mona Di Orio Cuir - I think that she is mental
  72. Thread: Nuwa question

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    Re: Nuwa question

    Sounds like the reformulated version to me - it is a million times better than the original
  73. Thread: Smell Bent

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    Re: Smell Bent

    I sort of want to like this house but many of the scents are not for me however, I do own and enjoy Hungry Hungry Hippies
  74. Thread: Nuwa question

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    Re: Nuwa question

    If it smells awful then it is the old version - if it is pleasant then it is the reformulated version

    (If it is a Cumin bomb then it is the awful original)
  75. Re: Thinking to start with Montale Line - Please suggest the order of Purchase.

    Dark Aoud
    Black Aoud
    Aoud Lime
    Greyland
    Full Incense
  76. Thread: My next Amouage

    by yarn
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    Re: My next Amouage

    I have just bought Memoir so that's what I am voting for
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    Re: Where do I spray my fragrance?

    You can literally spray it anywhere you like, there is no right answer

    Some scents will stain, some won't - some people spray on clothes, some don't

    Just do whatever works for you
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    Re: Rate these fragrances from 1-10

    Pretty much this but bumping Reflection up to an 8
  79. Thread: Samples UK

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    Re: Samples UK

    I would also recommend www.scentsamples.uk.com - always had good service from Patrick and he has a decent amount of stuff available
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    Re: Where do I spray my fragrance?

    6 sprays for me, usually in the bedroom
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    Re: Xerjoff Vs Roja Dove

    I cant get on with quite a few of the Xerjoff samples that I have tried whereas Roja Dove is fast becoming my favourite house.

    There seems to be a 'house DNA' that runs through a large number of...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Happy Birthday - some real good ones in there
  83. Re: Which house or brand has the most beautiful bottle and packaging?

    Amouage
    Mona Di Orio
    Nasomatto
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    Re: Vetiver advice: help me out!

    Citiver from Dueto is a good one but being honest, I am not sure if it will fall into any of the pitfalls you have mentioned above?
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Thank you - had a really tough month at work in March but the start of April with all these arriving has made March a distant memory!
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    I managed to sell 13 bottles and with the proceeds of said sale I have gone nuts-in on the following:

    36461
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    36463
    36464
    36465
    36466
    36467
  87. Re: What's you favorite Montale? Looking to add new bottle BUT no typical oud or Rose please.

    I am a massive fan of Montale but I have also given up as the number of releases from them is getting ridiculous and it sort of feels as though they are taking the piss

    Anyway, favourites from...
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    Re: Basenotes Admin Playing an April Fools Prank?

    It made me chuckle and also reminde3d me that it is the 1st April
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    Re: which do you prefer

    Dark Aoud
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    Re: Most worn March '15

    In March I managed to get through 43 different scents with the most worn being as follows:

    Black Afghano x 4
    The Cobra and the Canary x 3
    Epic Man x 2
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    Re: Puredistance M or Roja Dove Fetish for men

    If you are able to give the batch number of the 'too strong' Aventus you may make a large number of posters literally wet themselves

    And in answer to the question, I would go with Puredistance M -...
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    Re: MDCI Invasion Barbare failed me BIG TIME!

    I don't think that it is an 'old man' kind of scent more an 'old school' kind - I think that sometimes the two are easily mixed up

    Personally I love it and haven't received any negative comments...
  93. Thread: Worth every penny

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    Re: Worth every penny

    I have a few but one that comes to mind is Puredistance M
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    Re: Roja Dove - Nuwa 2015 edition

    If it smells nice then it is almost certainly the new version
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    Re: Looking for a frag that does NOT last

    Afraid so, after an hour there is barely a trace
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    Re: Looking for a frag that does NOT last

    Any from the Creed Acqua line
  97. Re: The Most Hated 3: Of Your Wife, Girlfriend, or Significant Other

    Ha ha.. I appreciate the kind gesture that you have made!

    I am going to have to use the Diaghilev when she is working and as she is a Midwife, it does give me quite a few free nights to enjoy it
    ...
  98. Re: The Most Hated 3: Of Your Wife, Girlfriend, or Significant Other

    On the other end of the scale her favourite is Vanillary from Lush which happens to be one of the cheapest I own.
  99. Re: The Most Hated 3: Of Your Wife, Girlfriend, or Significant Other

    There are quite a few she dislikes but I got a rather disappointed look from her tonight when I put on a spray of Roja Dove Diaghilev

    At least it didn't cost a fortune (well, that's what I told...
  100. Re: I dont understand the 'is my xxxxxx fake?' threads

    That's really what I am getting at.

    No problem with people wanting to get good deals, no problem with people passing on knowledge, its just that for me personally I choose to not put myself in the...
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