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  1. Re: Czech & Speake Citrus Paradisi - Amazing!

    I've loved it for years and could never relate to the negative comments I've read.
  2. Re: which fragrances do you prefer the re-formulated version or flanker than the orginal one?

    I have a personal preference for Live Jazz over Jazz, but don't think it's necessarily 'better' per se - just my preference.

    Honestly can't think of a single instance of a fragrance having been...
  3. Re: 26 and falling in love with a Powerhouse.....

    It was my first love, and many years later I still love it and wear it often, so I can only say: good choice. My advice in this, and indeed in all things, would be to trust your own taste.

    Others...
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    Re: The one that got away?

    Basically more from the Creed 'Private Collection' when they were available at reasonable prices, especially Cuir de Russie and Tabarome. Availability dried up pretty fast when they were...
  5. Re: Nothing I Do Gets Me a Close Shave Without Razor Burn or Ingrown Hairs

    Haven't read all the replies, but is it not most likely that you simply have sensitive skin which is reacting badly to the extent of your shave (particularly shaving against the grain). I understand...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, May 22, 2014

    Givenchy Eau de Vetyver (AM)

    Villoresi Vetiver (PM)
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    Re: Help me find a signature scent

    I honestly don't think there's any substitute for trying as many as possible and picking the one you like the most. The problem, of course, is that the more you try, the less likely you are to be...
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    Re: Testing Givenchy

    I love all of these, listed in order of preference. (If the Eau de Vetyver lasted longer it would top the list.)

    Gentleman
    Monsieur de Givenchy
    Eau de Vetyver
    Insense
    Xeryus

    I also have a...
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    Re: Quintessential Citrus Fragrance?

    I really like YSL Live Jazz.
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    Re: Creed orange spice

    It suits me perfectly. From a personal point of view, I honestly couldn't fault it. I really like the style and think it's perfectly executed.
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    Re: Vintage Fougere.

    Both are really good, but I have a preference for the Davidoff which, if I had to pick one fragrance as my absolute favourite, would be right up there. I'd love to stock up on the Davidoff, but it...
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    Re: Givenchy Eau de Vetyver?

    The box is consistent with that used for the oldest examples of 'Monsieur de Givenchy' that I've seen.

    Given that Monsieur de Givenchy and Eau de Vetyver came out in the same year (1959), it's...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 21, 2014

    L'Artisan - Coeur de Vetiver Sacre
  14. Re: What was/would be your wedding fragrance?

    It was Creed Vetiver (1948).

    It was discontinued shortly after I got married, which is a shame, as it's meant that in recent years I haven't worn it nearly as much as I used to...
  15. Re: Mood uplifting, citrusy, fresh, no musky cologne?

    I agree with the above recommendation for Guerlain's Eau de Cologne Imperiale. Creed's Bois de Cedrat and Trumper's Extract of Limes would also work. Of course, none of these have very good staying...
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    Re: Creed - lack of cold weather frags?

    Royal Delight
    Vanisia
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    Re: Best vetiver

    Givenchy Eau de Vetyver (vintage) has the best scent of any I've tried. If only it lasted a bit longer and was easier to find.

    I haven't yet tried the re-release in the tall bottle...
  18. Re: My first Czech & a Speake, which should it be?

    My favourites are Citrus Paradisi, Cuba and Oxford & Cambridge.
  19. Re: [UK] Slumberhouse / Opium / Jicky / Cartier / vintage Dunhill

    Bump.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

    Boucheron Pour Homme EdT
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    Re: One house, 4 seasons, 4 frags...

    Givenchy

    Spring = Monsieur de Givenchy
    Summer = Eau de Vetyver
    Autumn = Insence
    Winter = Gentleman
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    Re: S O T D; Friday, March 7, 2014

    YSL Pour Homme
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    Re: S O T D: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

    Comme des Garcons Eau de Parfum
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 4, 2014

    Vintage Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme.
  25. Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme (EDT) – Vintage Dating/Buying Guide

    Good work, Martin.
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    Re: S O T D: Friday, February 28, 2014

    Azzaro Pour Homme
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    Re: S O T D: Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Tuscany Per Uomo by Aramis
  28. Re: Does anywhere still sell vintage Kenzo Pour Homme?

    Good scent. I think ebay is the only option to get the original version in the heavily engraved bottle / white box with the red 'stamp' beside the logo.
  29. Re: S O T D: Wednesday, February 26, 2014

    Aramis Tuscany Per Uomo.
  30. Re: If you had to chose only 1 cologne to wear for the next 5 years what would it be?

    5 years is an awfully long time. More realistically, I might be happy to try choosing one fragrance and wearing a 100ml bottle from first to last spray. Might choose Monsieur de Givenchy.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, February 25, 2014

    Douro Eau de Portugal by Penhaligon's
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    Re: Advice me on everyday use cologne

    I'd go for Cool Water.
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    Re: S O T D: Monday, February 24, 2014

    Douro Eau de Portugal by Penhaligon's.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, February 22, 2014

    Feuilles de Tabac
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    Re: S O T D: Friday, February 21, 2014

    Burberry's For Men (1981)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, February 20th, 2014

    Creed Cuir de Russie
  37. Re: Paco Rabanne PH and Creed Baie de Genievre similarities

    Thanks for the picture, Sam. Always good to get the older versions of these whenever possible!
  38. Re: Were now for Chanel after the retirement of Jacques Polge

    My impression is that the Allure line and Bleu have been very successful, so Chanel may be disinclined to take a risk on releasing something avant-garde that might not appeal to the mass-market. A...
  39. Re: Paco Rabanne PH and Creed Baie de Genievre similarities

    I can see where the original poster is coming from: it's not so much that these scents are alike, but more that I find them similar in 'feel'. When I got Baie de Genievre, my first wearing did indeed...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, February 13, 2014

    Dunhill Blend 30.
  41. Re: S O T D: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

    Creed Orange Spice
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    Re: S O T D: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

    Creed Royal English Leather
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, February 10, 2014

    YSL Pour Homme
  44. Re: Creed Royal Water and Hm by Hanae Mori are two of the most underrated scents IMO

    Good to see that there are some other fans of Royal Water. I like it a lot, but it doesn't seem to be all that well-liked by Basenotes members...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, February 7, 2014

    Versace Man
  46. Re: Fragrances that ruined a complete genre for you.

    Can't say this has happened as such, but Tobacco Vanille made me wary of scents with vanilla...
  47. Re: Eau Savage vs Pour Monsieur in terms of longevity

    I find Eau Sauvage to be a marvellous 'everyday' fragrance. Works best for me when applied reasonably liberally and 'topped-up' when necessary. Large bottles are available for those who want to use...
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday, 5th February, 2014

    Dunhill Cologne For Men.
  49. Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Too hard to pick just one, but these would qualify:

    vintage Givenchy Gentleman
    Dunhill Blend 30
    Creed Royal English Leather
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    Re: Decision time!

    I prefer Eros, but have no doubt that Dior Homme Sport will, by far, be the more popular choice.
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    Re: S O T D: Thursday, January 30, 2014

    Versace Man
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    Re: S O T D: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

    Versace Man
  53. Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 28 January, 2014.

    Aramis Tuscany Per Uomo.
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    Re: S O T D: Friday, January 24, 2014

    Versace The Dreamer

    (Enjoying it so much that I'm tempted to buy another bottle.)
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    Re: S O T D: Thursday, January 23, 2014

    Slumberhouse Jeke.
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    Re: What's Your Favorite Boss?

    I think Boss Number One and Boss Bottled are very good. I like the sound of Boss Spirit, but haven't had the chance to try it...
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    Re: S O T D: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    L'Essence de Cerruti.
  58. Re: Traditional, classical and sophisticated with a "modern twist"

    L'Artisan Parfumeur - Fou D'Absinthe.
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    Re: Best of the best of the 80's

    So many good ones to choose from, but if I had to pick one, then it might be the original Davidoff from 1984.
  60. Re: Do You 'Make Offers' when frag shopping on Ebay?

    For 'buy it now' items where the seller has set-up the 'make an offer' option, there's nothing wrong with doing just that, and making an offer. My experience is that the seller is generally looking...
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    Re: S O T D: Thursday - January 16

    Morning: Davidoff (1984)
    Afternoon: Dunhill Custom
  62. Re: Another Creed Question from a long long time wearer.... What else is out there?

    I'd recommend Fou d'Absinthe by L'Artisan Parfumeur.
  63. Re: Bought and tested Jean Patou pour Homme Original.

    I think the price is reasonable (though not a bargain), particularly given recent feedback on the (fairly expensive) reissue not really being an acceptable substitute for the original.
  64. Re: What's Your Opinion on Azzaro Pour Homme Night Time?

    Never ceases to amaze me that there are shops (even discount shops) who are willing to accomodate the return of opened / used fragrances.

    I only tried to do this once, quite a long time ago. I had...
  65. Poll: Re: Versace Dreamer or Armani Code for the dry down?

    Code is nice enough, but I must prefer The Dreamer.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, January 6th, 2014

    Geo F Trumper Sandalwood
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    Re: First proper Le Male wearing ...

    I've always liked Le Male (and Fleur du Male).

    Love the title bestowed above: "all time top rated strip club scent".
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, January 2, 2014

    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

    Penhaligons Blenheim Bouquet.
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    Re: What was your first fragrance?

    The first one I bought for myself was Ralph Lauren Polo - that would have been about 20 years ago, when I was around 19-20 years old.
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    Re: Designer deodorant sticks

    In terms of being true to the fragrance, I've generally had better results from the spray deodorants than from the sticks.

    I have a Cool Water stick at the moment which smells great, but provides...
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    Re: S O T D : Monday ; December 30, 2013

    Dunhill Blend 30.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, December 29th, 2013

    Dunhill Blend 30
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, December 28th, 2013

    Polo Ralph Lauren + Lacoste Booster
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, December 27, 2013

    Lang้ Eau de Parfum For Men
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    Re: Boss Bottled Flanker Thread

    I have an affection for Boss Bottled. I remember getting a spray sample around the time of its release (which feels longer ago than 1998...) and then getting a bottle. As I recall, it was just called...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

    So far, just a handful of Brut....
  78. Re: I'm looking for a fashionable backpack for college

    I'd go for Barbour.

    For example:
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, December 20, 2013

    Zino Davidoff.
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    Re: Most Satisfying Frageance

    For me, these never seem to fall short on any front:

    YSL M7
    Knize Ten
    Geo F Trumper Sandalwood
    Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

    Amouage Gold Man.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    Guerlain Heritage.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, December 13, 2013

    Givenchy Xeryus (vintage)
  84. Re: Im loving Rive Gauche and Azzaro PH... What next for me?

    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, December 12th, 2013

    Santos de Cartier (vintage)
  86. Re: Layering Antaeus (Vintage with Current Formulations)

    Good post about this on the excellent 'Raiders of the Lost Scent' blog:

    http://raidersofthelostscent.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/the-art-of-vintage-layering.html
  87. Re: Obsession for men, multiple older versions? CK Cosmetics Co? Help!

    Many thanks for that information, Jason: much appreciated.

    Stewart
  88. Re: Suggestions for last purchase of the year....

    I'd pick Burberry London.
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    Re: 1994- The best year for Male Frag's

    1978 was a good one for me:

    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Dunhill Blend 30
    Ralph Lauren Polo
    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme

    Most of my favourites came out during the period from the mid-1970s to late...
  90. Re: Obsession for men, multiple older versions? CK Cosmetics Co? Help!

    Can't answer your questions definitively, but here are two bottles that I have:

    http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m169/stewartmuir/IMG_0915.jpg

    The one on the right is older (note the...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, December 2, 2013

    Nino Cerruti Pour Homme
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    Re: Pick 3 from Chanel

    From you list:

    Antaeus
    Pour Monsieur Concentree
    Egoiste

    Given a free hand, one of my picks would be Cuir de Russie.
  93. Re: I can not stop buying fragrances so I am thinking about selling my collection!

    Interesting thread, as I had been aware of the original poster's submissions to the 'today I bought' threads, and was impressed by the extent and quality of the purchases being made, particularly...
  94. Re: Which do you buy backup because you like it so much

    Not many:

    Dunhill Blend 30
    Givenchy Gentleman (vintage)
    YSL Kouros (vintage)
    Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Creed Orange Spice
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

    YSL Opium Pour Homme eau de parfum.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, November 26, 2013

    Ysl m7.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, November 25th, 2013

    YSL Kouros (vintage bottle)
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    Re: Your favorite YSL

    Vintage Kouros
    Vintage Opium
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

    Vintage Versace L'Homme.
  100. Re: Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque --- blind buy?

    If you like Knize Ten or Creed's Royal English Leather, then I think you'll like Cuir Mauresque.
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