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  1. Re: Is there a grown up version of Clinique Happy?

    Nothing that has been mentioned thus far is a patch on the shiny effervescent pure unadulterated joy that is Happy. It really does what it says on the tin.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    That is what I'm saying. I've ducked in and out of this thread a few times in the past years to take a peek at batch hysteria (as it develops) and noticed that the majority of folks hated the 2014...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    And that would be? That Aventus is now more like Aventus Sport and batches only rise in grandeur with the passage of time?
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Anyone else think its weird that all through 2014 people were complaining how bad the batches were in comparison to the "classics" of 2013 and now that 2015 has rolled around the same process is...
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    Re: New scent coming - Hugo Boss: Bottled Oud

    Possibly but two things come to mind:

    1) Those chaps tend to stay away from frags that use alcohol
    2) Why would they spend cash on western brands imitating what their own local labels do better?
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    Re: New scent coming - Hugo Boss: Bottled Oud

    A valid point but I generally dislike this note and the blatant whoring of it moreso. I would be very surprised to see it become a large crowd hit though as it can be quite polarizing to the...
  7. Re: How come Bentley For Men Intense is so cheap these days?

    £25 a bottle delivered for all my EU people:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281640928543?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    Such a give away for an excellent fragrance.
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    Re: New scent coming - Hugo Boss: Bottled Oud

    Stick a fork in the oud, it's done.
  9. Re: iDivo Armaf for men(The only authentic clone of Creed Aventus)

    Welcome to Armafnotes.com
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    Re: New - Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaOgZwk9rN8
  11. Re: How come Bentley For Men Intense is so cheap these days?

    Thanks folks, just wondering why it was so cheap.
  12. How come Bentley For Men Intense is so cheap these days?

    I paid £70 for this when it came out and now its all over the place (amazon etc..) for around £30. What gives? Has this been faked that much or did it just not sell?
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Incorrect. I dislike the EDT (much like LIDG) but if the retooled EDP is akin to what they did when crafting LIDGE then oh yes indeed it could be something special. We'll see.
  14. Re: Given the ARMAF copies, would you still buy Aventus, GIT, Noir de Noir, Terre d'Hermes etc.

    http://www.mpactpr.com/wp-content/uploads/I-Keeps-it-Real.jpg

    These smellalike clones may be close (and sometimes very far off the mark) but the performance is never a patch on the real thing....
  15. Re: Costume National launches "Soul," a new ambery woods scent.

    Anyone tried this yet?
  16. Re: insurrection pure II -- What a JOKE don't get scammed!!!

    None of the wannabes come close to the experience of the real thing. Its a false economy as I spent loads on the "inspired frags" till I realized I'd be better off just getting the proper swag.
  17. Re: Products (unrelated to cologne) that smell like a fragrance?

    https://well.ca/products/kiss-my-face-natural-man-4-in-1_92933.html

    https://well.ca/products/kiss-my-face-natural-man-deo-all-day_92941.html
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  18. Re: Products (unrelated to cologne) that smell like a fragrance?

    Kiss My Face Natural Man 4 in 1 bodywash smells like Aventus.
  19. Thread: Fierce Intense

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    Re: Fierce Intense

    Stupendously overpriced in comparison to other scents of its calibre.

    Is it worth the spend?
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    Re: Fahrenheit Parfum... Thoughts please.

    Heh, the basenotes tendency.

    The equation always rings true, :D

    Thanks
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    Fahrenheit Parfum... Thoughts please.

    Now that the uber disappointed hype has died down around this release from those of us that were expecting something more on par with the good old juice of old what is to be said of this frag?
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    Re: Sme help with Le Male please :-)

    1st one is vintage (early 2000s) second one is a later bottle, you can tell from the detail on the necks.

    Everything you need is in this post:
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    Re: Ferrari Essence Musk.

    This is an excellent way to review frags, keep it up.
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    Re: Kokorico or/or neither Kokorico by Night?

    Top man, thanks for that.
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    Re: Kokorico or/or neither Kokorico by Night?

    Great price, where was that from?
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    Re: Angel Men Ultra Zest Review

    Thanks
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    Re: Yohji Homme - I smell a discontinuation

    Thanks for that.

    Theres so many of them, whats the best from this house? Also how is the performance?
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    Re: Angel Men Ultra Zest Review

    Do you find it substantially weaker in terms of projection and silage than say Pure Malt?
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    Re: Now I understand Molecule01's hype

    I layer it with weaker citrus based scents to give them some depth.
  30. Re: Anything similar La Nuit De L'Homme or Dior Homme Intense?

    Avant Garde by Lanvin for the former and Arpege by Lanvin for the latter.
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    Re: Yohji Homme - I smell a discontinuation

    Any links for where you can get it cheap in the UK please.
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    Re: Kokorico VS Kokorico by Night

    Been interested in these too but never sniffed them, anything like LIDGE?
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    Re: New Fahrenheit Box. Reformulated?

    Where did you find a 2009 version in the UK? The earliest one I could find was a 2011.
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    Re: Very Happy with Dior Homme Parfum

    Yep yep, the parfum is the perfected version of this scent as all the notes work together so well. DH/DHI are both good scents but DHP is on that "grown and sexy" vibe whilst the others are still...
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    Re: Looking for a Fahrenheit alternative.

    There is one, the name escapes me at the moment but its an Italian niche house and they've got a leather/petrol based frag that is supposed to be very close to the original Fahrenheit.

    Got it:
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    Re: Aventus really does not fail.

    Bwahahahhaah - ze visuals.
  37. Thread: Insurrection II

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    Re: Insurrection II

    I wasted loads of cash on these cheapie rentaclones till I realized how much of a false economy it was and just bought a decant of the real thing.
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    Re: New Bentley line: Infinite

    Looking good, thanks for the info.
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    Re: NEW: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo

    spicy woods fragrance include bergamot, aquatic notes, geranium, sage, rosemary, patchouli and incense...

    Hmm, could be good but the blend seems like a hot mess.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Great review here. Looking forward to sampling this.



    I think this is going to be quite a large hit as it seems to be a perfect crowd pleaser and something quite novel.
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    Re: LIDGE reformulated? 5-different-bottles review.

    Indeed, see the detailed posts here:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/383622-LIDGE-new-bottle-design-or-manufacturing-defect?p=3198757&viewfull=1#post3198757
  42. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    There are some really pointless attention whore threads around here these days. Someone comes up with a idea and then its copied and flogged to death - just like the fragrance world.
    ...
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    Re: Heliotrope : Encyclopædia of

    Jaipur Homme?
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    Re: *NEW* Lanvin Éclat D'Arpège Pour Homme 2015

    This one:

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.570.jpg

    I haven't smelt it in ages but it popped into my head immediately when I spray the Eclat.
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    Re: Valentino Uomo 2015

    Intense version please, save the gimmicky bottles - I'm all about the juice and this stuff needs the volume turned up a couple of notches to be what it can/should be.
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    Re: *NEW* Lanvin Éclat D'Arpège Pour Homme 2015

    This fragrance reminds me so much of the original 90s Hugo in its opening. Much lighter in its application than the heavy blast from Boss but very reminiscent of that fragrance.
  47. Re: John Varvatos for Men > Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men

    In that case I'll stick to The One. Someone really needs to clone this frag and amp up the juice as D&G seem to be dragging their heels with an Intense version and its a stupendous frag.
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    Re: Holy Moly (No. 2) - F Ferragamo Black

    Agreed, if you like this you should put in the effort to track down a vintage Allure Homme and smell what this scent could have been.
  49. Re: John Varvatos for Men > Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men

    Are they similar in any way? If so how do they compare, contrast and perform please.
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    Re: Thoughts on Jaipur Homme By Boucheron?

    Incorrect. The frosted bottle is the only one worth having, the later bottles (clear) made by Interparfum are a pale imitation of what the juice used to be.

    Great fragrance though, very powerful...
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    Re: Holy Moly (No. 2) - F Ferragamo Black

    Agreed. After reading reviews that this was supposed to be a blend of La Nuit and Allure Homme I was quite hyped till I smelled it.

    Then I came to the conclusion they must have used the dregs...
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    Re: Has Bleu de Chanel been reformulated?

    They'll never admit that they've changed the product as its just not the done thing.

    Good catch with the oiliness, you can really tell when you apply them side by side as the original formula was...
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    Re: Has Bleu de Chanel been reformulated?

    The frag was obviously reformed, anyone who does a side by side with the original release and the current in store version will be able to spot the difference. The modern formula isn't so much a...
  54. Re: Calvin Klein - Euphoria *Liquid Gold* International Exclusive - Unboxing/First Impressions

    Great price, where did you pick it up from if you don't mind me asking.
  55. Re: Calvin Klein - Euphoria *Liquid Gold* International Exclusive - Unboxing/First Impressions

    Interesting, Euphoria Gold is the first frag I've considered from this house since my teens as its head and shoulders above their standard output. You make the Liquid flanker seem like the CK attempt...
  56. Re: Calvin Klein - Euphoria *Liquid Gold* International Exclusive - Unboxing/First Impressions

    Superb plus I admire the levels of effort you've gone to to differentiate your review. Well done.
  57. Re: Calvin Klein - Euphoria *Liquid Gold* International Exclusive - Unboxing/First Impressions

    Indeed. The people want to know :D
  58. Re: Dior Homme , Homme Intense, Homme Parfum: 20-bottles review (pictures)

    You know Andre, every time I see you post one of these threads I almost know what you're going to say:

    "There are differences, very slight and negligible"

    Yet each time I tend to disagree as...
  59. Re: Carolina Herrera - CH Men *Grand Tour* - Unboxing/First Impression!

    Interesting, thanks for the thoughts.
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    [UK] Sushi Imperiale Bois 1920

    Anyone selling some of this juice in the UK? PM please.
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    Re: New Chanel Platinum Bottle and Reformulation

    Wow a reform for the better, will sample this one.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Edt vs Edp

    The only good Allure Homme is an old one. The modern formulation (salmon pink, Chanel ring around the cap) is horrendous in comparison to what it used to be.
  63. Re: Show of hands -- who doesn't like The One and why?

    I really like this one, usually have to drench myself in it though.

    Picked up Ed Hardy Villain as it was supposed to be similar and whilst not identical its riffing in a similar neighbourhood for...
  64. Re: New Year Blind Buys - DSquared Potion Royal Black vs YSL M7 Oud Absolu

    Potion was a real surprise for me, I expected something totally different to what it delivered based on the pyramid and reviews. Once I got past my expectations and enjoyed it for what it was I was...
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    Re: Is my Fahrenheit fake?

    Its real, they don't usually go to such lengths to fake a tester that looks that good. The writing should be printed pretty strongly to the bottle and won't come off with a rub of your thumbnail.
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    Re: Euphoria Gold is a very good fragrance

    You can pick it up quite cheap in the UK at the moment, its around £50 for 100ml.

    Has anyone tried/got a quick write up on the other flankers in this range?
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    Euphoria Gold is a very good fragrance

    Colour me surprised as I never expected anything this nice from the house of CK. Just gave it a spin today and wow, its like a cross between the mid of DH with the top notes from The One with a...
  68. Re: In this thread we review a fragrance with a picture (JPG/GIFs)

    Pure Malt Creation

    http://static.freepik.com/free-photo/glasses--whiskey--fruit--fruits_3320382.jpg

    Diptyque L'Autre
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  69. Re: Any modern designer fragrances dominated with rose?

    Aramis Calligraphy Rose is all you need. Truly a stupendous, effervescent scent with the rose smack bang in the middle along with excellent performance.
  70. Re: In this thread we review a fragrance with a picture (JPG/GIFs)

    Insurrection Pure/Fresco/Lomani/Etc

    http://ih2.redbubble.net/image.4797787.0799/fig,white,mens,ffffff.jpg


    Dior Homme Parfum

    http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/431/312/67e.jpg
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    Re: Got a Complement on Fahrenheit Absolute

    In an era where going to the toilet equates to a status update and people take 40 pictures of their Happy Meal it appears all is fair.




    Will sample it first then, thanks.
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    Re: Got a Complement on Fahrenheit Absolute

    Is the Absolute version anything like the original? Worthy of a blindbuy?
  73. Re: [UK Only] New splits 2014 | By Kilian, Creed & Tom Ford

    Sending you some well wishes old bean.
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    Re: Creed Aventus- where to get in the UK?

    That is a shame as he is a top bloke who offers a superb service, sending him some get well vibes as we speak.
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    Re: Pure Malt burns my skin

    Quick phone the IFRA. Think of the children. THINK OF THE CHILDREN.
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    Re: Creed Aventus- where to get in the UK?

    Buy a split from Kron in the splits section. Top bloke, great service and price.
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    Re: I'm so happy.. I have to brag..

    Quite a nice scent this one, congrats on the acquisition.

    Such an ahead of its times composition as you can pick elements of it out in so many other frags that followed.
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    Re: Need quick help with LIDGE bottle!

    The edge was never plastic and has always been tinted black glass. The reformulation comes in a totally clear bottle without the tint.
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    Re: Flankers you wish existed, but don't.

    Valentino Uomo Intenso
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    Re: Dolce Gabbana: The One vs The One Sport

    Take a look at either layering The One with a couple of sprays of Iso Super E or check out Villain by Ed Hardy, whilst the former gives the frag a little nudge the latter smells like its coming from...
  81. Thread: Back up Bottles.

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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    26 backup bottles? Wow, you must really, really, really like this fragrance. Are they all vintage? Also, what caused you to hoard then dislike LIDGE? I'd like to get hold of another bottle of the...
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    Re: Need Help : Allure Homme Question

    All good my friend, companies shouldn't be allowed to change the product so dramatically whilst foisting it under the same name but then thats why we have places like this.
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    Re: Aramis Calligraphy Rose

    It's a beautifully sweet effervescent rose that screams opulence and has great lasting power. Worth investing in if you enjoy rose scents of any kind as its one of the best.
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    Re: Need Help : Allure Homme Question

    Reformulated thrice, once around 2008, another tweak around 2010 and one quite recently.

    Earliest one has great performance and is masterfully blended and very complex. Second one has a...
  85. Re: Obsession for men, multiple older versions? CK Cosmetics Co? Help!

    How does it smell wampa? Mini review please.
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    Re: Bvlgari Man in Black - New Release 2014

    Nothing special, had a couple of samples and its fairly ho hum
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Today I bought something that I can't find any information on anywhere, let alone the fact that it exists:

    Lanvin Eclat d'Arpege Pour Homme
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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men 2014 EDP!!

    I recently tried emailing D&G to enquire if they ever intended to make an EDP of this wonderful frag instead of just bilking everyone with this change the package crap. Guess what happened? They...
  89. Re: Issey Miyake Bleue: I now no longer care what people will think

    Such an unusual scent, no chance of anyone smelling like you when you're wearing this one but even as a liberal oversprayer I feel the need to go easy with this one as its so potent.
  90. Re: Challenge: Wear a fragrance marketed to the opposite sex

    The Inception moment when you realize that by wearing Dior Homme you've already done this whilst not knowing you're doing this due it being a womans scent marketed at men.
  91. Thread: Is Aventus...

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    Re: Is Aventus...

    Its a fantastic scent and in that respect the majority of Basenoters are like hipsters in the sense that they don't like things that becomes popular and instead prefer frags that may not be as good...
  92. Re: What is that modern artificial wood note that seems to be everywhere these days?

    Norlimbanol - Now I know what that note is called. OP is right, its everywhere.
  93. Re: Is this what a bottle of JPG Le Male looked like when it was launched in '95 ?

    All the info you need to spot a vintage Le Male is in this excellent thread:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/319091-whats-your-honest-opinion-on-jean-paul-le-male?p=2791267&viewfull=1#post2791267
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    Re: Reformulations for the better?

    They say the new Chergui is better than the old one.
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    Re: Boucheron jaipur pour homme 100ml edp

    It has been reformulated, I posted about it a while ago:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/371148-Have-i-made-a-right-choice?p=2998199&viewfull=1#post2998199
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    Re: best cologne for miami?

    What's that Tom Ford fragrance that smells like cocaine? Wear that, you'll fit right in :D
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    Re: Tester bottle theory.

    It would be mighty sneaky of them to do that but given the shenanigans in this game, who knows?

    I have often thought that if I were in the perfume business and the IFRA issued a note and I had to...
  98. Re: If Kouros was heavily marketed, who would you get to model it?

    Close enough. I was going to say Super Mario:

    http://wiimedia.gamespy.com/wii/image/article/784/784577/super-paper-mario--20070430023623996_640w.jpg
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    Re: Ways to boost a frags sillage or projection?

    Another idea:

    Take your unscented lotion, decant some into a small jar, spray your frag in there about three times, apply and then frag over the top.

    Should help.
  100. Thread: Nuit d'Issey?

    by 61824
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    Re: Nuit d'Issey?

    Theres something in it that reminded me of One Million, Versace Eros and Guerlain Ideal. Not an identical clone but a very similar riff in the mid notes that all 4 of them seem to share, maybe they...
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