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  1. Thread: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Fantastic!!
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    Re: Vintage Wednesday Synch: The V and the Double V

    Purecaramel's comments above are spot on IMHO. I also loved the mineral/flint note in it which really was quite unique and ground breaking. When I first smelt the scent 10 years ago in the summer of...
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    Re: most worn November 2016

    1 Tiffany for Men by Tiffany 8 wears
    2 Sauvage by Christian Dior 7 wears
    3 Aramis by Aramis 6 wears
    4 Sandalo by Lorenzo Villoresi 5 wears
    5 Égoïste / L'Égoïste by Chanel 4 wears...
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    Re: Villoresi Piper Nigrum

    Tried Piper Nigrum again and given my reaction, I have adjusted my wardrobe accordingly. Piper Nigrum bottle on its way soon. :)

    Seriously, what is in it? I think I can detect a small amount of...
  5. Thread: Darkest Fragrance

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    Re: Darkest Fragrance

    From those that own: Villoresi Sandalo. In fact, I'm craving this scent right now!

    Previously owned/others that fit the description of what you're asking:
    April Aromatics Precious Woods
    Some...
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    Looks like your prophecy has been fulfilled, Mythrol!



    Now this should be interesting. I'm looking forward to both yours and your wife's thoughts on this one. I found it just an all-round...
  7. Poll: Re: Poll: Do you re-apply cologne on a night/day out ?

    No for me as well.

    I'll apply something in the morning and if I'm able to have an evening shower (i.e. no post-work commitments), I'll wear a different scent. Rarely have I worn the same scent...
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    Re: BeautySpin question

    The announcement has since appeared on their (UK) site:

    https://www.beautyspin.co.uk/beautyspin-notino/
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    Re: BeautySpin question

    Gents, this is now confirmed. I just received an email that read:



    There's more, which I haven't put here, although I can do if needed.
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    Re: Ambergris: Myths, Truths, and Half-Truths

    Another very well-written, thoroughly researched and meticulously structured article by Claire. No wonder I'm in love with your reviews :)

    I especially like how early on in the article you defined...
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    Re: BeautySpin question

    Still on the topic of BeautySpin, has anyone noticed that when you place an order from them, they DON'T send a confirmation email? Or is it just me?

    All my orders have definitely gone through on...
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    Re: Villoresi Piper Nigrum

    Hope you're not paying retail for Villoresi, Jack?!?! :shocked:
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    Re: Villoresi Piper Nigrum

    I've owned and loved Sandalo for a while. It's one of my favourites from Villoresi that I hope to never be without (reformulations excluded!) and therefore have a lot of admiration for this house.
    ...
  14. Re: Anything that men should try from the women's side of the isle?

    There are plenty of options from the last few years, but can't think of anything from 2015-16.

    Sycomore, Sahara Noir and Epic Woman are all excellent ones on a man IMHO.
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    Re: Ebay 15 off 75 flash coupon until 6pm PST

    Finally, an offer that vintage enthusiasts can relate to!! :D

    Anyone know if this can be used on eBay UK?
  16. Re: Current fourmulation of Azzaro PH (Refillable bottle)

    You may find this thread useful, OP:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/417457-New-Azzaro-Pour-Homme-refillable-bottle
  17. Re: 20% OFF Everything Black Friday Sale at FEELUNIQUE!

    Unfortunately this is only a 15% discount on the UK site... Code is MAKEITMAGIC
  18. Re: Quick english question.... (non fragrance related,sorry)

    We really appreciate the opportunity to share our high school grammar, rulopbo, but be advised there are off topic threads elsewhere on the forums. You yourself acknowledge that this thread doesn't...
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    Re: Le Baigneur Shaving Soap - my experience

    Renato makes some very good points. Face lathering works well and I agree with the comments about Kent.

    I have to say that I have done a complete u-turn on brands like C&S, MdC and so on. I've...
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    Re: Vintage Guide: Perfumes CARON (1965-2015)

    Thanks, Andre!
    I've been waiting for a post like this for a while.

    Huge fan of your blog, even though all blogs are blocked from our office. Luckily, your pages show up quite nicely on smaller...
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    Re: Alarming Pop Up On Today I Bought Thread

    Thanks for clarifying, Jack. Hopefully one of the admins will be along soon who have a few more priviledges than us mods. We need to check this one out ASAP.
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    Re: Alarming Pop Up On Today I Bought Thread

    Hmmm I wonder if it's the thread itself or perhaps a link, video or image pasted in there that is causing this...?

    Also, this would be in the MFD board, right?
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    Re: please suggest some cinnamon fragrances

    Eau Lente is one that came to my mind as soon as I read the OP, which kewart mentioned already. Really well done cinnamon note in this blended over a base of opoponax. Also Halston Z-14 has quite a...
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    Re: The New Art of Shaving Line

    This brand pulled out of the UK market ages ago. I wouldn't mind being able to try them (here), so if anyone knows any further info, do let us know!
  25. Thread: Black Friday

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    Re: Black Friday

    As this board is for discussing Male Fragrances, please can we look in the Discounts and Coupons board for deals this coming holiday season, incl. Black Friday. Thank you.
  26. Re: Bang 4 Buck (£15-£35) My suggestions based on your suggestions and a big thank you !

    Thanks! It's great to get some positive feedback here once in a while!



    Oh dear. Looks like Azzaro PH has fallen to the bottom of your list. I hated this when I first tried it. Then I got in to...
  27. Re: Millesime Imperial smells fantastic... but isnt it too Feminine?

    It's listed as unisex on the Creed website, so I suppose either gender could pull it off. That said, I can see why the OP sees it as feminine. Ciould it be the iris note? Many have commented how...
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    Re: Best Honey Tobacco Fragrance

    +1. After trying this recently, I couldn't suggest this one any more!
  29. Re: Recommendations for a Cologne with a masculine smelling rose note.

    A masculine rose? Look no further than this beauty:

    57935

    Chanel Egoiste
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    Re: B-Day present for myself

    You contradict yourself: you don't need to by anything this year if your birthday is in January! :)

    Try Acqua di Parma's Essenza Colonia (the black bottle). It will pair really well with Tam Dao....
  31. Re: Complimentary Fragrances in Upscale Restraunts and Hotels

    I've noticed some good scents in the bathroom/toilets in only one place so far: that would be Harrods in London.

    There are plenty of good hotels / restaurants that have them there though. Nothing...
  32. Re: Complimentary Fragrances in Upscale Restaurants and Hotels

    Forgiven! (And fixed it for you)
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    Re: Importance of Body Chemistry & Fragrances

    That's by no means a bad idea or comment.
    It's just that I think some people may not classify ISO E Super as a fragrance on its own :)
  34. Re: Vintage you are looking for or want to give away

    OP, I think this is a great idea as a thread, but I'm going to put it on ice for now whilst I consult with further mods as to whether we can allow this thread. Technically, this could count as a...
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    Re: Bois Du Portugal // Caron Pour Un Homme

    :lolk:

    I agree, they are quite different:
    Caron: vanilla and lavender
    BdP: woods and lavender

    Doesn't necessarily mean you won't like the Caron. Just make sure you give it a full wearing...
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    Re: Help! Dior Homme, DHI, DHP?

    I'm with you on this as well, Sam. Didn't like DHP and thought it was a mish-mash of notes.
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    Mythrol, I think you should sumamrise your findings so far and do that every so often going forward. It would be really useful to have a summary post every now and then with details of the last few...
  38. Thread: Miller Harris

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    Re: Miller Harris

    I've only ever owned and liked Terre d' Bois. Got bored of it after a while though.
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    Re: Which fragrance has your favorite drydown?

    Tough one to answer. It's between these I think:

    - Amouage Epic Man
    - Chanel Sycomore
    - Creed GIT
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    Re: the odysee of finding the real deal..

    Definitely nothing sweet in those that I've pointed out. I can't take the ultra-sweetness of some scents.
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    Re: LVMH to purchase Maison Francis Kurkdjian?

    Wouldn't be surprised if they did swallow them up, kust like Frederic Malle was acquired by a much larger corporate. It would be interesting to see what happens next although I suspect the inevitable...
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    Re: the odysee of finding the real deal..

    I just had to chime in and add my praise for both Carnal Flower and Diptyque L'Ombre Dans L'Eau. Also from Diptyque is Do Son which is a tuberose (with "berries and flowers") and one of my favourites...
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    Poll: Re: Patchouli or Vetiveur friends

    Both for me as well. I wouldn't say they're always good together; just that both are very good notes. They both give an earthy vibe to a scent - patchouli especially - and vetiver has a fresh, even...
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel EDPs

    OK, probably going to get my eyes taken out for saying this, but I tried the 'new' Sycomore recently. Here are my thoughts:

    As some have already said, the initial harshness of this one has been...
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    Re: New member from Italy

    Welcome Carlo!

    Hope you have a great time here on Basenotes. I love my Italian perfumes. Lorenzo Villoresi being one of my favourites.

    Hope your people recover from the recent quake in your...
  46. Re: Terre d`Hermes Parfum vs. L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme EDP

    TdH Parfum.

    Because it's a classic JC Ellena creation and lasts a long time on me, even though I can't always smell it. It is by FAR my most complimented scent.
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    Re: Creed Marketing - Bag of Lies

    I would really like to know how you came up with this claim, given that you are not a mod or an admin and yet somehow you are able to make this claim! Honestly I would like to find out how you...
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    Re: Epic Man vs Epic Woman

    Epic Woman for me too. Wore it yesterday and although I don't regularly put it on, I have to say I prefer it to the Man version (I went through one full bottle and a bit more with that one).

    I...
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    Re: PENHALIGON 50ml £50-£70

    I agree with Colin. You can get them for lunch at outlet stores here in the UK.
  50. Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    Looking at my previous answer in this thread 3 years ago, I can safely say that I've learnt a lot since then.

    Here are my oakmoss-rich favourites now:

    Azzaro PH
    Chanel Pour Monsieur vintage...
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    Re: That Sweet Darkroom Smell

    Yes please do! Curiosity has got the better of me now so look forward to your assessments!
  52. Thread: Creed for Kids?!?

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    Re: Creed for Kids?!?

    Seriously, I thought this has been out for a year or two now. Or did I imagine it?
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    Re: That Sweet Darkroom Smell

    Welcome Katharina!

    I have to say that is quite an essay for a thread - but I love it!

    I have tried to keep in mind everything you've said regarding your 'sweet darkroom smell' and one thing...
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    Re: How much would be enough?

    That seems about right for me too. 250ml bottle of vintage Azzaro Pour Homme and around that amount in vintage Egoiste bottles.

    I too am concerned though that I will get 'bored' of something over...
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    Re: Whats Your Favourite Fragrance ... ?

    Honestly, reading the OP as quoted above, it seems you are asking about your 'most worn in 2016', so perhaps the thread title is a little misleading... My most worn in 2016 thus far is Rive Gauche...
  56. Thread: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I've never really wondred why they called this one 'herbal'. Had a good spritz of my vintage Aramis classic last night. Wonderful leeathery-chypre. Such a classic scent.
  57. Thread: Beautyspin Coupon

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    Re: Beautyspin Coupon

    Thanks! FYI that seems to work on the UK site. It may work on the US version too but I haven't tried it there.
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    Re: Escentric 01 and compliments!

    You took the words right off my keyboard, RedRaider!
    I'd be very interested to know if the OP can smell it on themselves - personally I've had trouble smelling Molecule 01 and Escentric 01. I get...
  59. Thread: Incense?

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    Re: Incense?

    No, definitely not! Who said it was?
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    Re: Molecule 04 - launching March '17

    Wow, awesome - thanks for that!
    Good to see it's their ten year anniversary scent.
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    Re: Molecule 04 - launching March '17

    Thanks for the heads up.

    Any source or link that we can post here?
  62. Thread: Incense?

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    Re: Incense?

    Adding my vote to both TF Sahara Noir and Jubilation XXV. Both 'baseline' or reference points for incense.

    Do also try Villoresi Sandalo (very good use of incense here), and perhaps LADDM as well.
  63. Thread: Jubilation 25

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    Re: Jubilation 25

    Definitely give Epic Woman a try (more spicy/woody/floral) than man. The only other I would suggest is Interlude, which you've already tried. Sprayed lightly, this one is an incense bomb.
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    I'd happily send a sample if I could, but being UK-based, you can probably guess how that will end...

    All I can suggest for now is either First in Fragrance or Essenza Nobile (both from Germany)...
  65. Re: NEW: Cedrat by L'Occitane En Provence!

    Thanks as always, hednic. Looking forward to trying this one out. L'Occitane are very under-rated IMHO.
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    Me too. One of favourites by a mile. Quite readily available now, even from online discounters!





    Santal Noble should be in the new EDP lineup, at least that's what I heard/read. It'll take...
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    Re: Aventus - do you prefer 75ml or 125ml?

    This is a very valid point. IMHO it is worth looking at the splash bottles (250ml or 500ml) in this case - as they are true value for money (price per ml) - and investing in a good atomiser which...
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    Re: Creed featured in a new video from WSJ

    Thanks for posting that!
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    Re: Coconut Recommendations?

    It might not be known for being a coconut scent, but have you tried Diptyque Philosykos? This leans towards the fig as the name suggests, but both EdT and EdP are strongly supported by a...
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    Re: My Thoughts on Dior Savauge

    It's the ambrox you are detecting which is common between GIT/Aventus and Sauvage.



    I'd personally say he's "controversial" more than anything. You are either love him or hate him. A very...
  71. Thread: Want to try Floris

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    Re: Want to try Floris

    I agree with the others - Floris has passed its time long ago...
    Some of my favourites were No. 89 and Elite. I never got to try the original Santal.

    A pic with some Floris gear from (I think)...
  72. Thread: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Delicious!!!
  73. Thread: Your vintage SOTD

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    Bathed in oakmoss royalty today. Don't know what it is about this one, but my 2yr old LOVES it and I can't quite get enough of it. Must have put on like 10 sprays. Vintage splash bottle...
  74. Thread: Amazon

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    Re: Amazon

    I'd say you'd be alright if it is 'sold by Amazon' - I look out for this when buying other often-forged products like electronics from that site. The biggest reassurance for me is not that it is...
  75. Re: NEW: Au Coeur du Desert by Tauer Perfumes AND Tuberose Flash by Tauerville

    Any idea who is doing this in the UK?
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    Re: most worn October 2016

    Probably slightly biased this month as spent a week living out of a suitcase with a limited number of scents:

    1 Tiffany for Men by Tiffany 12 wears
    2 Sauvage by Christian Dior 6 wears...
  77. Re: Tobacco, leather and rum for the beginner (some sweetness, slightly less masculine and woody)

    Tobacco and rum? How about Aramis Havana? Masculine, strong but not overpowering, spicy and yet quite unique.
  78. Poll: Re: Poll: how many of you actually buy from fragrancenet? Good or bad experiences?

    I've used them a handful of times since 2011. No issues whatsoever. Bought both designers and niche. Delivery to the UK was good as well.

    I would only use them when they have the most competitive...
  79. Thread: Beautyspin Coupon

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    Re: Beautyspin Coupon

    Wow - thanks. That'd be really helpful. Much obliged!
  80. Thread: Beautyspin Coupon

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    Re: Beautyspin Coupon

    Anastasia,
    Trying to order four samples for free delivery, but the discount is not being applied. Is it free delivery on orders over £39 with four samples? Or do you happen to know if it's free...
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    Re: rich and down to earth

    All I could think of when I read this was 'woods'. Two specific woody scents come to mind:

    Tiffany for Men: discrete luscious woody luxury. Simple, yet refined.

    Frederic Malle French Lover: As...
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    Poll: Re: Creed: most compliment

    As this was a past poll, any answers now could alter the results, so we will put this to bed. Feel free to start another topic though on the same which will hopefully yield some more up to date...
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    Re: Last Weekend, Spam and server update

    Replying to myself here, I know :)

    Thanks everyone for continuing to report the spam to us, as and when it comes in. We are grateful for the time you take to do this which helps keep our forum...
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    Re: Myrrh - change my mind!

    There's a really good, but more generic thread, in the single notes board called 'Incense - the definitive guide'.

    Perhaps a read through this thread might give you some more tips on what to look...
  85. Re: Basenotes mentioned in NY Times article about animalic perfumes

    Interesting - thanks OP
  86. Thread: Can't edit posts

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    Re: Can't edit posts

    I think only admins can check individual users' settings, davegreene, so will let them know you are having this issue (they may get back to you before I get in touch with them - both admins and mods...
  87. Re: Please suggest some decent black/pink pepper scents

    I personally prefer Spezie to Piper Nigrum. Other pepper scents that I enjoy are Terre d' Hermes and Sauvage by Dior.
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    Re: Amouage Suggestions

    You've given us very litte to go on - on what should we base the comparison? Are you after anything in particular, or 'just something from Amouage'?

    My choices would be:

    - Epic Man for spices...
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    Re: What is you favorite Mancera Fragrance?

    Who did you speak with, yarn? Was it their main office in France? And did you buy from them originally? Yikes, too many questions - sorry!
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel EDPs

    As I said earlier, for the best price, get them from a (UK) airport if you happen to be travelling from one anytime soon. They are at Heathrow T3 and T5. Also seen them earleir this year at Stansted.
  91. Re: Quality atomizers to decant into? Read OP before posting.

    I can wholeheartedly recommend the Hermes 10ml atomisers. You have a good choice of colours, the inside is made of glass and they do feel quite robust in the hand.



    The Creed atomisers may look...
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    Re: Best long lasting fresh woody cologne

    I would suggest giving Dior Sauvage a try. I have had a love/hate relationship with it, but I have finally settled on the fact that although I am not in love with it, just like it, I somehow keep...
  93. Re: Free Samples: New Affordable Luxury Fragrance Line

    I'm finding it hard to allow this post here, given our rules on sales/swaps outside the marketplace. There marketplace is there for a reason and it strictly regulated.

    I'd like to remind you that...
  94. Thread: Another newbie

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    Re: Another newbie

    Welcome, toasty!

    Don't forget to use the free and very useful 'wardrobe' feature to list your tried, owned, binned, etc.
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel EDPs

    I've not tried it properly, but it does seem to be a lot more 'wearable' for a lot of people. Yes, it could disappoint, but the bitterness at the top which I couldn't stand has been toned down. It...
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    Poll: Re: Best Dior between these 4

    Sooner or later you will end up getting both EdTs in my opinion. Two different genres of two different eras. Eau Sauvage EdT first, then Fahrenheit EdT I think.
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    Re: I need challenging!

    Salome is a challenge on its own. I would go with that, given that you are an animalics fanatic :)

    EDIT: Here's another one - Epic Woman by Amouage. Fresh, spicy, slightly floral.
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    Re: Suggest Your Favorite Sandalwood Fragrance

    Have to agree with you ISOESuperman, I forgot Santal Noble off my list. Definitely deserves to be there.
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Niche Fragrance House? (Poll)

    Welcome new user! Do let me or any other mod know if you need to edit the poll options.

    I voted Amouage, but from your list I could also select Creed I guess. There are just too many niche brands...
  100. Re: what determines what's good to wear by season or day/night?

    Some people certainly think that some scents work differently in different weather or seasons.

    But in my case, I tend to associate different notes or genres of scents with different weather or...
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