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  1. 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...
  2. Re: I dont understand the 'is my xxxxxx fake?' threads

    No problem looking for good deals, the threads that I am talking about are the ones where people are buying from places such as eBay and then wondering if the product is fake

    There is a point...
  3. I dont understand the 'is my xxxxxx fake?' threads

    Just wanting to get this off my chest as there seems to be more and more of these types of threads.

    Is it just me or does anyone else find these threads annoying?

    Every time that I see one,...
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    Re: Fragrances Placed on Before Going to Bed

    I finish work, exercise, shower and then usually try on a sample

    Pretty much the same for me every day
  5. Re: The Top 3: Of Your Wife, Girlfriend, or Significant Other

    This changes as often as my own top 3 but for now, these are top of the pops for the wife:

    1 - Vanillary - Lush
    2 - Aoud - Roja Dove
    3 - LDDM - Tauer
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    Re: Enigma Parfum vs Enigma Eau de Parfum

    Scentsamples offers samples of nearly the entire RD line - they are UK based and offer a great service.

    For the sort of money you are looking to spend I would definately sample first
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    Re: What is your The Most Unique Fragrance?

    Yep

    Looking back, would I do it again?

    Nope
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    Re: What is your The Most Unique Fragrance?

    I own Peety and can guarantee that it is a one-of-a-kind
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

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    Re: Any recommendations for a vanilla based frag?

    Memoirs of a Trespasser
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    Re: Need rose suggestions.

    Lyric Man (or Woman, both are good)
    Portrait of a Lady
    Thirty Three - Ex Idolo
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud - lovin beats hatin

    Just bought a bottle of this myself - cant wait to get my hands on it
  13. Re: Must-Have Niche fragrances that won't break the bank

    Ones that I own that seem to tick the boxes

    Memoirs of a Trespasser - Imaginary Authors
    Cobra and the Canary - Imaginary Authors
    Chergui - SL
    LDDM - Andy Tauer
    Timbuktu - L'Artisan Parfumeur
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    Wallet has taken a hammering today

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    Re: Roja Dove... where to start?

    My first experience with Nuwa was not good - Viffer told me that it had been changed but it would have to be completely different for me to warm to it as I really, really didn't like the first one
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    Re: Roja Dove... where to start?

    I own Diaghilev and think it is really good, even though it is not to my normal tastes

    I have sampled (and currently looking to buy) Aoud - my wife gave an unsolicited comment of 'you smell nice'...
  17. Re: Out of all your fragrances, which ones do you find yourself wearing with a hat?

    I wear a hat when I play golf

    I often wear Timbuktu when I play golf

    That means my answer is Timbuktu but that comes from a series of non related decisions rather than a hat/scent based one
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    Re: Help me find a scent for a gift!

    Got you, didn't appreciate that you wanted to stay Barbershopy - I have just tried a couple of wearings of Fougere Royale, that has a slight Barbershop feel without the full on effect that you get...
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    Re: Help me find a scent for a gift!

    Not the same as IB but from the same house is Chypre Palatin - I was initially a bigger fan of IB but then CP took over and is now in Pole Position

    L'Air Du Desert Marocain is always worth a look...
  20. Re: Floris London Private Collection: Honey Oud, Leather Oud (2014)

    Tried a sample of it last night.

    It starts off with a sweet honey note (no surprise) but then dries down to a fairly generic rose/oud combo - it was not dis-similar to a number of oud based...
  21. Re: Would you ask this guy what fragrance he's wearing?

    You should have asked, I was wearing M7
  22. Thread: MDCI Resin Bust

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    Re: MDCI Resin Bust

    The only woman that would see the box would be my wife and if she saw if, she would think that I had gone mad

    The cost of the bust is a real head-scratcher for me - I honestly do not know why...
  23. Thread: CdG Vettiveru

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    Re: CdG Vettiveru

    Like it, bought a big bottle, found it didn't perform on my skin, sold the bottle
  24. Re: New guy getting into frgrances. Just recently purchased dolce & gabbana pour homme. Dont like it

    Only real way to do it is to sample on skin

    I have recently decided that even testing on paper is not really good enough as scents do not evolve in the same way as they do on skin

    I would be...
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    Poll: Re: Project Finish Bottle version 2015

    Pretty much nailed on that I will not finish anything this year - biggest risk is one of the kids smashing a bottle but so far I have managed to dodge that bullet
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    Re: Shipping Fragrances overseas

    This probably won't help you but the way I do it is by visiting my Dad in France and posting from there. It seems that the rest of Europe don't care about what you send whereas the UK is terrified...
  27. Poll: Re: TF's Tuscan Leather vs. Acqua di Parma's Colonia Leather

    Like both but just pulled the trigger on the 180ml bottle of CL as it represents better value in my eyes
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    Re: What is your Sex in a Bottle scent?

    50 Shades of Grey Vetiver
  29. Thread: Your having a BBQ

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    Re: Your having a BBQ

    If you are like any of my Aussie mates you will smell like smoke and beer within 10 minutes so choice of scent is pretty irrelevant
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    Re: Fragrance Questionaire

    There you go
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    Thanks Hednic - been meaning to get my hands on some MFK for a while
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    Re: The Amouage Experiment

    I have heard that Interlude has been reformulated - my bottle is the older stuff which stays on your skin until you physically scrub it off
  33. Re: Help! Strong Silage/Projection/Longevity Fragrance Suggestions

    Purely based on scents that I own that seem to tick the boxes you are looking for:

    Interlude Man
    Puredistance M
    Tabac Rouge
    Dark Aoud
    Invasion Barbare
    Les Nombres d'Or Cuir
    Portrait of a...
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    Re: The Amouage Experiment

    And if in the morning it still smells as strongly as when it was first applied it is Interlude
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    Well, I had been pretty quiet on the buying front until the last 48 hours - not going to bother with pictures as there are too many:

    MFK - all 11ml travel bottles

    Amyris Homme
    APOM pour Homme...
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    Re: The Amouage Experiment

    I bought the same sample pack and now own 6 full bottles. I would suggest giving them time and not to make a knee jerk reaction on them. My initial test of Interlude ended with me questioning what on...
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    Re: Best oud for under $250

    As others have mentioned, I think that Ex Idolo is from the UK? Happen to be wearing Thirty-Three as my SOTD and would agree that it is a bit more Rose dominated than Oud but is still worth...
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    Re: Changing your scent

    Get up, have a shower, put a scent on, go to work, finish work, go to the gym, have a shower, put a scent on

    Every day the same
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    Re: A*Men Les Parfums de Cuir (Pure Leather)

    Starts off with an odd cold leather note which disappears after about an hour to leave what is effectively A*Men
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    Re: Always on recommendation

    Another vote for GIT
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    Re: Linking Fragrances to Films -

    Debbie Does Dallas - Secretions Magnifique
  42. Thread: Ormond Jayne

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    Re: Ormond Jayne

    Recently purchased the sample set

    Ormonde Man and Woman where my favourite two but as others have suggested, performance was not great
  43. Re: Need Advice- I'm Invited To A $1million Party . . .

    It survived Customs although I did get clipped for the VAT - I don't think there are any issue sending perfume into the UK if it is properly labelled, the problem is sending it out.

    I have another...
  44. Re: Need Advice- I'm Invited To A $1million Party . . .

    This answer changes for me on a regular basis but if I had to pull out a scent that would stand up to the grandeur of the event at this exact moment in time I would go with Blackbird
  45. Thread: M7 a must have?

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    Re: M7 a must have?

    Forget all this 'only you can tell', 'it depends if you like it' - sometimes there is an argument to own something that is more than just the actual scent in the bottle

    M7 is one of those...
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    Re: Fragrances you can't stop sniffing

    Pretty much everything that I own/wear
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    Re: First in Fragrance

    I get asked every day if there is anything that I can do with the price so maybe it is something that I am accustomed too - to be honest, I would rather someone ask than just go elsewhere so I don't...
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    Re: First in Fragrance

    Hmmmmmm....... not really

    Its like asking two BMW Dealerships why one is more expensive for the same car - OP is comparing apples with apples not apples and oranges like you are
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    Re: Feeling the sampling itch again

    Pretty open question as there could be a million answers so instead, here are what I am testing at the moment - no idea if they will be up your street or not?

    Brooklyn Perfume Company - Amber,...
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    Re: My thoughts on Creed's Acqua Originale Line

    I have sampled the entire line and while they are all pretty decent, the performance is shocking and at this price point it makes it a non-starter for me
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    Re: Best Montale EDP for Men

    I have 13 Montales and the best in my opinion is Dark Aoud

    It would maybe help if you gave an idea of what sort of notes you tend to like as there are Montales that cover nearly all bases
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    Re: What did they say you smelled like?

    You smell like my Grandad - Penhaligons English Fern

    I actually took it as a compliment
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    Re: Winter apple pie type fragrance

    Came here to say this
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    Re: Blown away by First in Fragrance!

    FIF are fantastic, I have had nothing other than great service from them.

    Also, at this moment in time while the Euro is weak it makes purchasing from them even better - recently I have bought the...
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    Re: Going out scentless.

    Couldn't do it myself but I do understand the idea of not having anything getting in the way of testing new things - I sample like there is no tomorrow but never actually sample anything on my skin...
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    Re: Papillion Annubus, Marly Herod, or Mona Cuir

    I have tried Annubis, I own Cuir and have never clapped eyes on Herod

    I think that Cuir is fantastic but I would really not recommend a blind buy on this one - and that is coming from someone who...
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    Re: Kilian confusion (UK)

    Yep - refills are miles better value if you don't have much interest in the presentation

    Only frustrating thing that I have found is that the scents that I like are nearly always unavailable in...
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    Re: 5 specific scent fragrances every man should own

    I always try and answer these threads based on what I own rather than what I know of/have tried so here goes

    Leather - Puredistance M
    Oud - Montale Dark Aoud
    Incense - Amouage Interlude Man...
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    Re: PHI Une Rose de Kandahar

    I own it and like it but have other rose scents that I think are better
  60. Re: Would it be crude to give our unwanted fragrances to the homeless?

    Intentions appear good, delivery of intentions smacks of bad taste in my opinion

    Listen to the wise words spoken by Viffer - there are clearly better ways to help if you feel that you want to
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    Re: Must have unique colognes of all time

    Interlude Man
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    Re: What are some scents you ONLY wear for others?

    I don't own anything that I don't like so the answer for me is none
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    Re: Amouages for around $100: what to buy?

    I have just finished sampling the various Opus scents and only VI stood out for me, to be honest, the rest were quite unpleasant

    Got to try Dia and I would also have a go with the women's versions
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    Re: How Much Is Your Fragrance Collection Worth?

    You know those displays they have that show the global population figure ever increasing? We have one of those in our house that shows the value of my collection continually going up
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    Re: Interlude Man any good?

    Its a great deal if you actually like Interlude
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    Re: AllBeauty.com [UK]

    I have used them and had no problems at all
  67. Re: What are some must have fragrances for a collector?

    That's exactly what happened to me - I bought things that I liked at the time but have grown out of them. I know that you shouldn't buy things that you cant stand but if certain classics are...
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    Re: Petition to ban acronyms

    I need them - I can not spell
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    Re: Best place to get Bond no9 fragrances?

    www.ausliebezumduft.de

    Their service is second to none and currently the weak Euro means that there are savings to be had - recently bought Pureditance M from them based solely on the exchange...
  70. Re: What are some must have fragrances for a collector?

    It is too easy to just say 'collect the ones that you like'. For me, I have found that the more I get into this hobby, the more my nose improves and my tastes change. There is an argument that there...
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    Re: once you go niche you never go back!

    As I progress, I find more of my purchase are based at the niche end of the market
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    Re: Leather crowd pleaser

    Tuscan Leather/Monotheme Leather, Acqua di Parma Leather - all have a similar fruit/citrus/leather thing going on and all seem to be crowd pleasers

    With regards to Pure Leather mentioned above, I...
  73. Re: Contradictions between SOTD and financial positions

    I have an off-set mortgage which is like a big overdraft so my bank balance says -135,000

    I just bought Puredistance M for 205

    Difference = -135,205

    I beat you easily
  74. Re: Recommend me a dusky, sensual fragrance (Rocker/ patchouli)

    The moment I saw 'dusky' I thought of LDDM
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    In the post first thing in the morning

    (I thought I wasn't allowed to tempt you - you fallen off the wagon?)
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Without wanting to upset the mods by posting in the wrong thread, I will pass on my sample to anyone in the UK who fancies it
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Sample arrived and have now tried it.

    I thought that this could be the scent I have been looking for to turn around my dislike of Tuberose - unfortunately, I cant get past the Tuberose

    I found...
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    Re: Creed Spice and Wood

    I just picked up 60ml of M for $314 (275 Euro) - $800 for 100ml looks pretty steep to me
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    Re: Purpose of a Fragrance (Why do we wear it?)

    This pretty much sums it up for me also
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    Poll: Re: Which one would you choose?

    VE

    Philosykos is one that I really like but performance on me is awful so ended up selling my bottle
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

    3480634807
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    Re: Want to treat myself...want suggestions.

    Inspired by your thread I have just pulled the trigger on the following and said goodbye to what remained of my year end bonus

    Puredistance M
    Mona Di Orio Cuir
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    Re: Want to treat myself...want suggestions.

    I am in almost the exact same position - year end bonus is burning a hole in my pocket. So far I have narrowed it down to:

    Puredistance M
    Amouage Epic Man
    Amouage Lyric Woman


    The other...
  84. Re: What is the best/your favourite high end/luxury/niche green fragrance...

    I did. Why?

    Do you disagree or does Blackbird make you laugh regardless?
  85. Poll: Re: Fans of Niche Fragrances: How Do You Find New Fragrances?

    Almost entirely on this forum
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    Re: The Scent of Power.

    Dark Aoud - Montale
    GIT - Creed
    Cuir - Mona di Orio

    I have no idea why
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    Re: Your top three VANILLA scents.

    SDV
    Vanillary
    Memoirs of a Trespasser
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    Re: Anyone tried the Amouage Library Collection?

    I wore VI the other night and quite enjoyed it. Going to give it another go as this one seems to work best for me at the moment
  89. Re: What is the best/your favourite high end/luxury/niche green fragrance...

    Blackbird

    Not sure it is totally green but for me, it moves pretty much over all bases so at some point it could be considered green
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    Re: Noir de Noir vs Portrait of a Lady- on a man?

    Both easily worn by a man

    I own both but prefer POAL
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    Poll: Re: Only Frederic Malle you would buy

    Would be difficult to pick between Musc Ravageur an POAL for me

    (I also really like Eau de Magnolia but feel I may be the only one?)
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    Re: You know you're a basenoter when...

    You are not a Basenoter - everyone knows a true Basenoter doesn't know how to use the search facility
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    Re: You know you're a basenoter when...

    ....... you are on first name terms with the Postman due to the ridiculous number of parcels that he delivers each month
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    Re: Most worn January 2015

    45 different scents worn this month for me with theses being the top 3

    Memoirs of a Trespasser x 3
    L'Air Du Desert Morracain x 2
    Green Irish Tweed x 2
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    Re: Anyone tried the Amouage Library Collection?

    I have always found Jubilation to have a boozy feel and thought that V was similar. Not suggesting that they smell the same but the feel I got was similar but much more toned down. Again, this was...
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    Re: Help me pick my next CREED

    Buy a bottle of Aventus from a different batch - practically like owning two different scents

    (GIT for me)
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    Re: Is Tom Ford's Oud Wood really all that?

    I really like it and find it pretty easy to wear
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    Re: Anyone tried the Amouage Library Collection?

    Just tried them again and IV definately smells like spice mill to my nose.
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    Re: Anyone tried the Amouage Library Collection?

    Possibly mixed them up, will try again tomorrow
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    Anyone tried the Amouage Library Collection?

    So, the mad sampling spree is still in full flow and today I received the Amouage Library sample pack

    I am totally incapable of deciphering notes in scents unlike many on these boards so instead,...
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