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    Re: Eau Sauvage Extreme - Underrated ?

    One of my favourites too!
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    Re: My recent samples purchase

    You've chosen some superb scents - and you're doing the right thing by buying samples.

    I hope your samples are big enough for you to try out two or three times. Although first impressions are...
  3. Re: [UK] Splits - 30ml of Tabac Rouge, Franck Boclet & PdM Herod = £44, Also Aventus, MI, RO, BdP, T

    Hi Palmolive.....can you put me down for 1 x "3 of a kind" deal, plus 1 x "Bond no9 - I love NY for Him".

    Let me know what and when the next step is.

    Cheers.
  4. Thread: Best of British

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    Re: Best of British

    Can I just add a couple of suggestions?

    Try out Bella Bellissima's "Perfect Man" and "Perfect Man Alternative". Also, Penhaligon's "Sartorial".
  5. Re: Eau de toilette/Aftershave….Do nor have a clue where to start

    As you're in Central London, visit one of the two "Les Senteurs" shops. You'll get good advice and help, in an unhurried way, and without sales pressure.
    They will make up samples for you to take...
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    Re: NEW Profumum Roma Audace

    It sounds like an interesting mix of notes....I look forward to trying it out.
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    Re: The Quest For THE Vetiver Cologne

    That doesn't really surprise me...it's cracking stuff!!
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    Re: The Quest For THE Vetiver Cologne

    I'm afraid I'm rather late coming to this party! However, I'm so glad I've finally made it......this has been a truly interesting read so far.
    Mythrol - you deserve a hearty pat on the back for all...
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    Re: 500 Greatest Modern Perfumes

    I'm really looking forward to following this list, but I have one major reservation.....I can see myself being intrigued by a number of scents and it will end up costing me a fortune!

    Happy 15th...
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    Re: After 20 years testing - these are the best

    What??.
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    I agree with your description; I managed to get hold of a sample at Debenhams and have to say that I'm a little underwhelmed myself. However, a lady friend - whose opinion on scents I value - was...
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    Re: After 20 years testing - these are the best

    But aren't you using fragrance as a tool to make yourself smell good? Whether that's for your own, or for other's benefit, doesn't really matter; you're still wearing fragrance to achieve something....
  13. Re: So the summer is in the UK-fragrance recommendations ?

    I tried YSL Live Jazz yesterday........not tried it for quite a while.......it's a good one for a hot day! :beer:
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    Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    It IS just you.....:happy:
  15. Thread: Colonia Club

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    Re: New from Acqua di Parma: Colonia Club

    Where do you work??:happy:
  16. Thread: Colonia Club

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    Re: New from Acqua di Parma: Colonia Club

    I must keep an eye out for this one too.....sounds tempting.

    Is it available yet in the UK anybody? If so, where?
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    Re: Murdock London colognes

    Sampling is definitely the way to go with this house. I've sampled most of them, and there's no doubt that they're "different".
    There's no questioning their quality, but it's not "love at first...
  18. Thread: Dior Homme

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    Re: Dior Homme

    It's this element that turns me off of Dior Homme........and it's just a little bit too overpowering in the beginning, and too sweet in the drydown. Although I do like Dior Homme Cologne and Eau. :)
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    Re: My Father's Day gifts....

    I didn't get any fragrance gifts this year....I'm a Derby County fan.....:cry:
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    Re: You can now Tag your fragrances!

    Looks like you've been busy lately, Grant!!; and this feature looks quite funky - I shall definitely gradually be updating my wardrobe to utilise this feature., Cheers:beer:
  21. Re: Plan C: Not scrapping the Marketplace, but making it better instead

    I'd echo these comments. I've not been a prolific user of the marketplace, but I can see the value it has for members to increase their collection.
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    Re: Vetiver by Guerlain for a woman?

    You really must try Sycomore - it's fantastic!!
    Also, try and find a sample of Givenchy Vetiver - it's a lovely, "soft" vetiver.
  23. Re: Plan C: Not scrapping the Marketplace, but making it better instead

    Are we still talking splits/decants here??:grin:
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    Re: Fruity fragrances for summer?

    Byredo Pulp....the fruitiest fruit you can get, old fruit....:beer:
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    Re: new Dior for men this fall

    August release??......not too long to wait then!!.....:happy:

    Calling it "Sauvage" is sacrilege though.
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    Re: What makes a fragrance 'aromatic'?

    Here's a dictionary definition of "Aromatic".

    Maybe some people have mistakenly been using the wrong word. Remember that not everyone that writes on Basenotes has english as their first language....
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    Re: FIRST IN FRAGRANCE response

    I understand how you feel after your first (bad) experience of FIF. However, I've used them on occasion and found them to be first class in every aspect; I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them, in...
  28. Thread: Dior Eau Savage

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    Re: Dior Eau Savage

    ...and this is yet another, different version - quite different to Eau Sauvage "EDT" or "Parfum" or "Cologne" (all of which I rate really highly).

    And that's 500 posts to me!! :)
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Vetiverus by Oliver & Co.....only just sprayed it on to my wrist a few minutes ago, but loving it already!
  30. Re: Created a new fragrance today. Let me present to you Fahrencre Noire!

    love the name you've given it....:)
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    Re: Looking more into creed

    Creed samples are some of the easiest to procure....why don't you do some testing?
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    Re: experimenting again........

    Have the bath/shower ready to jump into just in case that combination turns out a disaster!!:tongue:
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    Re: Guidance with my next purchase.

    I bought "Chamade" and "Voyou" from Selfridges in London, just before last Christmas.
  34. Re: Best shampoo for men ? (my dad's birthday present please help!!)

    Not sure where you're based, but Aveda Shampure (separate shampoo and conditioner) is, without doubt, one of the best you'll ever find.

    Performs well and smells fantastic!!
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    Re: changing wardrobe icon

    Nice one.....:lolk:
  36. Re: Can someone recommend smoething similar to YSL Libre ?

    If you like that one, stick with it and take a small "sample size" sprayer of it out with you.
    Then you can just re-spray during the day to "top it up"
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    Re: Parfumerie Du Soleil D'or Lille. Online Store

    I've just bought 250ml Creed Selection Verte from this company. Excellent and frequent contact via email, from order to delivery.
    Delivery from France to UK took only 3 or 4 days; the item was...
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    Chanel no 5 under threat?

    Just stumbled across this article........

    http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/offbeat/production-of-secret-to-chanel-n%C2%B05-under-threat-in-comoros/ar-AAbu3H9?ocid=UP21DHP
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    Re: Fragrances for summer

    Don't spray "in your hands" as they are always more likely to be warmer, causing quicker evaporation. Spray onto your neck and chest.
  40. Re: Anyone else here strictly a night-time fragrance wearer?

    You should consider moving to a different area. :tongue:
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    Re: Vintage by John Varvatos

    I often try to think of a particular fragrance for a particular "type" of day. This sounds like an excellent choice; I'll certainly try it out. Cheers!:dankk2:
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    Re: Vintage by John Varvatos

    An excellent choice; I find silage is ok on me and - as had already been said - this one gets its' share of compliments.
  43. Re: Fragrances that remind you of a beach or an ocean...

    Can't disagree with this comment. :2vrolijk_08:
  44. Re: Does spraying cologne on your face or head make your hair GRAY faster?

    I thought water was the opposite of oil....:tongue:
  45. Re: Good UK online fragrance store - cheap / good selection/ not fakes ?

    www.allbeauty.com
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    Re: Citrusy or Green Fresh Fragrance Recommendations

    Hey..!...careful with the "older man notes" comment....!!.....:shocked:

    Check out "Eau Sauvage"
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    Re: Looking for a signature fragrance

    I understand "MFK"......but not "POME".........what is it?
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    Re: Looking for a signature fragrance

    Creed Original Vetiver.

    Takes a couple of wearings to get into it, but then........superb!
  49. Re: Up to 38% off Creed fragrances, is it to be trusted?

    When you buy from "Allbeauty", you have the option to pay extra for tracked or special delivery. You chose not to.

    They didn't confirm that the item had been despatched...so what? They don't...
  50. Re: Up to 38% off Creed fragrances, is it to be trusted?

    So.... the item went astray in transit, and they straight away offered you a no quibble refund.....???

    Absolutely dreadful behaviour.....!!!! They should have waited much longer......!!!!!...
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    Re: What to buy in London

    Just remembered another one - "Roullier White".

    http://www.roullierwhite.com/contact-us-2-w.asp
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    Re: What to buy in London

    Selfridges is another one that stocks a terrific range. Also, check this out:

    http://persolaise.blogspot.nl/2011/07/london-perfume-shopping-guide.html
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    Re: Recommendations for quality deodorant please ...

    Why not try an un-fragranced one? I think "mum" do a good roll-on.

    That way, it won't clash with whatever edt he might choose to wear.
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    Re: Mystery sample from FiF

    Try this.......

    http://www.ausliebezumduft.de/franck-boclet-incense.html
  55. Re: Discontinued fragrance from about 1998 -2000 (uk)

    I think you'll need to narrow it down a bit......:tongue:
  56. Thread: I'm so smart....

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    Re: I'm so smart....

    Yes, but hasn't it been a great day.....?......:lolk:
  57. Re: Up to 38% off Creed fragrances, is it to be trusted?

    They're a top rated company - perfectly legit. I've bought from them many times and never had a problem.

    Do a search here on basenotes - this kind of question pops up fairly frequently. They've...
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    Re: Classic Fragrances

    Have to agree with this^^

    Givenchy Vetiver would be another cracking choice!
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    Re: TV layered with Burberry London

    Sometimes, these "combinations" can turn out brilliantly.......and sometimes not so....:tongue:
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    Re: What Tom Ford scent smells closest to Aventus?

    Very good! :lolk:
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    Re: What Tom Ford scent smells closest to Aventus?

    Why?

    Why not just go with Aventus?
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    Re: Shipping perfume to the Uk

    If you sent stuff from Germany 2 weeks ago, and it hasn't arrived in UK yet.......that's a long time - even allowing for the German postal service! :tongue:
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    Re: Shipping perfume to the Uk

    This seems to be the norm........
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    Re: Shipping perfume to the Uk

    Why don't you ask the postal/shipping service in your own country what the rules are in this respect?
  65. Thread: "Green" scents

    by HDD8
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    Re: "Green" scents

    The name says it all!

    Brilliant stuff - just got a bottle today.:vrolijk_26:
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    Re: AllBeauty.com [UK]

    Was this delivered by Royal Mail?
  67. Re: Anybody tried Black Absinthe by Crabtree & Evelyn? No reviews yet.

    This doesn't seem to be listed on the UK website - perhaps it's not available here (yet)??
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    Re: Is this what heaven actually smells like?

    I've always tended to shy away from the "lipstick/powdery/make-up bag" type of scent that comes with a strong iris presence, so haven't tried this one out yet; but I do enjoy Prada Vetiver Infusion...
  69. Re: Chanel pour monsieur EDP 75ml - Extra suave, exquisitely masculine

    Think I need to use up my Concentree and get some of this EDP. I've always been a fan of Chanel Pour Monsieur, and this sounds good!
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    Re: Ebay transaction gone bad

    Why don't you read through the whole thread!!!!??????

    And where have I said I don't believe HIM???????
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    Re: Ebay transaction gone bad

    What a load of waffle and utter tripe!!

    Salim lives in Sheffield; his buyer - he tells us - lives in London. This item wouldn't have been shipped by air - it's 3 hours by motorway, about 160...
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    Re: Ebay transaction gone bad

    I agree with this.

    What are you moaning about? The problems here are all caused by you!

    Just learn from the experience.
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    Re: Bloom perfumery in London

    No problem.

    If you make your pilgrimage next week, we could well bump into each other!:tongue:
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    Re: Bloom perfumery in London

    I've bought samples from them online, and I agree - they have a good choice, they're generous, and they give a very prompt service. I've never been to their shop, but I'm hoping to spend a few days...
  75. Re: suggestions for unique additions to my small collection

    Don't know ALL of those, but there are some brilliant suggestions there.
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    Poll: Re: Men, which note do you like most on a woman?

    Whatever it is in Chanel no5 does something for me....

    I also really like that fresh and fruity smell I associate with "The Body Shop" toiletries.
  77. Re: Chanel pour monsieur EDP 75ml - Extra suave, exquisitely masculine

    I have just looked at the Chanel website, and they don't show an EDP as such; they have EDT Concentree and show a picture of the bottle marked "Eau de Parfum".
    ...
  78. Re: Hello...my line up so far and should I buy Aventus!

    Hi Gav, welcome to Basenotes.
    Aventus is great stuff - but only if YOU like it!

    Take the advice of everyone on here and beg, buy or borrow samples before you part with the cash - and try over...
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    Re: Uomo by Valentino: Is Coffee note very dominant?

    I tried a tester of this a while back and straight away I thought I'd smelt something similar to this before......after plumbing the depths of my memory, I realised that it was reminding me of...
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    Re: Aus Liebe Zum Duft/First in Fragrance.

    The order that I placed online late on the 29th October arrived this morning. (Nov 4th).

    It was a mixture of full bottles and samples (plus a few freebies - very nice!).

    That's six days -...
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    Re: Aus Liebe Zum Duft/First in Fragrance.

    Is that for Europe or North America?
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    Re: Aus Liebe Zum Duft/First in Fragrance.

    I ordered online, late at night, on the 29th; everything I ordered was listed as in stock and I had an order confirmation straight away.

    I had an email notification the next day (30th) advising me...
  83. Re: [UK Only] New splits 2014 | By Kilian, Creed & Tom Ford

    Hi Kron....

    So sorry to hear you're not too well - hope you're better soon. I can only echo the comment above - it's been a pleasure dealing with you. You're a true gent - there aren't many of us...
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    Re: Classy Fragrance Recommendations

    Chanel Sycomore, Green Irish Tweed, Eau Sauvage, Divine l'Homme Sage. There are plenty more.....
  85. Thread: Only 2...

    by HDD8
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    Re: Only 2...

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver and Eau Sauvage.
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    Re: AllBeauty.com [UK]

    Thumbs up from me too - never had a problem of any kind. Good prices, good service, fast delivery!
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    Re: Question For Mugler A*Men Pure Fans ?

    David - they have Pure Havane on the uk site:

    http://www.mugler.co.uk/a-men-pure-havane/M020101013.html?start=3
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    Re: The perfect 10 scent wardrobe???

    Here's my suggsted nine:

    Tom Ford Extreme.
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver.
    Eau Sauvage.
    Creed Green Irish Tweed.
    Creed Aventus.
    Penhaligon Sartorial.
    Dior Vetiver.
    Chanel Sycomore.
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    Re: Le Galion Perfumes

    Thanks for the info!
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    Re: Le Galion Perfumes

    If you find out who will be stocking this line in London, please let us know. Cheers!
  91. Re: [UK Only] New splits 2014 | By Kilian, Creed & Tom Ford

    Hi Kron.

    PM sent.
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    Re: I'm coming round on a couple of Diors

    This sums it up for me too.
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    Re: Most powdery fragrances

    I've always interpreted Dior Homme as powdery - more than any other I've come across, I think. This one doesn't do anything for me, but seems to get some good reaction from the ladies!

    I've tested...
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    Re: Buying decants and samples (UK)

    Was the fault with Scentsamples or Royal Mail?
  95. A well written, highly informative and...

    A well written, highly informative and illuminating piece; thanks Alfarom.
  96. Re: [UK Only] New splits 2014 | Creed & Tom Ford

    You're keeping us all in suspense, Kron............:happy:
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    Re: Fragrance rankings?

    This certainly was a very useful function. I hope it'll be re-instated eventually. I always found it very informative to read through threads concerning a fragrance that I'd just read reviews of.
    ...
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    Re: Looking for new Vetiver

    Hednic - this is one that's on my radar, but I'm not finding a great deal of opinions on it. (I realise it's fairly new). I would really appreciate your take on this one. Thanks.

    To the OP - an...
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    Re: S O T D: Monday, March 3, 2014

    Superdry Black.
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    Re: Which Is The Best Out Of These Tobacco Colognes?

    Michael Kors is good stuff - go for that one.
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