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    Re: Most overrated fragrances

    6 x cheaper doesn’t change that it’s overrated, even at its current RRP I wouldn’t tough it, poor composition, lasts around an hour then settles to a skin scent, sure you get a little bit of that...
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    Re: Most overrated fragrances

    Montblanc Explorer, I get it, it’s a mainstream designer “clone” of Creeds Aventus but personally when side by side to Aventus I don’t find it that close (and it definitely doesn’t last or project).
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    Letís Talk: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

    So, yesterday I visited my brother in Manchester, he needed to return something to Selfridges so inevitably we ended up downstairs in the fragrance department, we look through the usual stuff (maybe...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    You might be pleased to hear it’s still available on the Dior website https://www.dior.com/en_gb/products/beauty-Y0996445-dior-homme-parfum-parfum
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport vs Eau Extreme

    Eau Extreme or Versace Pour Homme would be a better fit imo
  6. Re: Celebrating Differences: What do YOU Enjoy About Perfume?

    My favourite thing about fragrances is usually what they mean to me, like a lot of people I have them directly linked with great memories from the past and whenever I smell them again those memories...
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    Re: Rank all the Dior scents

    That’s some task, there’s got to be 80+ fragrances including flankers.

    <>Edit<> Fragrantica lists 240 in their database for the house of Dior.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th February, 2020

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    Re: Gap filling...

    I’m probably missing stuff that would be great for when we transition out of winter and towards spring/summer, I love the smell of aquatics but from the ones I’ve tried the longevity is extremely...
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    Gap filling...

    Hey,

    Iím hoping that you guys might be able to help me, Iíve been going through my full bottles (50ml+ decants) and noticed that I seem to have a fair few gaps as far as different types of scents...
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    Re: What Creed to buy next- serious topic

    Personally I like Himalaya but it doesn’t seem to get a lot of love...

    You’ve probably discounted the choices I would have gone for next.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th February, 2020

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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Although they share the same dna/vibe Cologne is a good bit fresher and brighter (less longevity though), have you tried both?

    Personally, I would say neither for a student, I’d put my money...
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    Re: A classier version of D&G The One?

    Give Vera Wang for Men a try, layered with Lacoste LíHomme Intense gives a D&G The One vibe but still different enough that itís not mistaken for it.
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    Re: Finding a new scent, or not.

    If you liked Sauvage maybe try an alternative ďblueĒ fragrance such as Blue de Chanel, Versace Dylan Blue, YSL Y Eau de Parfum or Bvlgari Aqua Pour Homme Atlantiqve, each share this type of vibe but...
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    Re: Which Dior Homme is best?

    Dior Homme Parfum for me
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    Re: Masculine powdery scents

    +1 for Burberry Brit

    Strangely I also find that the dry down of Joop Homme has a powdery feel to it (maybe just me).
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    Re: Masculine powdery scents

    Double post
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    Re: Masculine powdery scents

    +1 for Burberry Brit

    Strangely I also find that the dry down of Joop Homme has a powdery feel to it (maybe just me).
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Tobacco Vanille - not my scent of the day but a colleague was wearing it to our morning meeting, I’d forgot how gorgeous it smells once it’s settled and how it’s presence can fill a room.
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    Re: Modern Frag & Frag Review Pet Peeves

    This, and Iíve probably been guilty myself a couple of times but there are far better descriptives that give a more precise indication of the frag than ďsexyĒ.
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    Re: What are you Layering/Mixing today?

    Lacoste L’Homme and Vera Wang for Men = Tom Ford for Men // D&G The One (can’t really decide which one but both come to mind).
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I think it’s really underrated tbh it makes a great alternative to D&G’s The One although still different enough to be enjoyed as it’s own thing but with far superior performance, I think it can be...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th January, 2020

    Lacoste LíHomme with Vera Wang for Men
  25. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Mugler Cologne (Come Together) - Ordered as a safe office fragrance but it’s a blind buy so hoping it doesn’t let me down.
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    Re: Latest Ralph Lauren - Polo Deep Blue!

    Also liking the bottle, I don’t really buy any Ralph Lauren frags but this looks really safe so I might give it a try.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Loads of love for Vera Wang Man from coworkers, also had praise for Dior Homme Parfum from someone who followed me up a flight of stairs in my building.

    Had a female follow me out of Asda a couple...
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    Poll: Re: Stuck in a rut for spring

    One of the Bleu de Chanel range (I prefer EdP), unfortunately you won’t get a full day from any of the Allure Homme Sport range (which is a real shame).
  29. Re: Which male fragrances do women really, really hate?

    Iíve only had a handful of bad reactions, but the majority of my collection is mainstream.

    The only repeat offender from my lot was Spice Bomb, wore it a few times and had multiple negative type...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Dior Homme Parfum - Interview Panel
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    Fakhrul Oudh - Anyone tried it?

    Someone I follow on Instagram uploaded a photo of a fragrance earlier in the week, at first I thought it was a new Tom Ford (or at least one Iíd not seen before), as the photo wasnít great and the...
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    Re: Cheapies for the Office?

    Because I canít afford more, unless you were meaning just get one... although I think a part of me would die inside if I was just to wear one fragrance for 10 hours + 5 days a week, 260 days of the...
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    Cheapies for the Office?

    Hey,

    Hope everyone had a good weekend :)

    Next month Iíll be moving into a new career and having to share an office (50 or so people) currently I wear very loud fragrances for work but moving...
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    Re: Guerlain Samsara - Help

    I’ve advised her to try eBay although she doesn’t seem happy about that as a solution, not much else I can do I guess, thank you for the replies :)
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Picked up two cheapies, Bentley Men Intense and Salvatore Ferragamo F Black both 100ml and for a total less than £50, couldn’t go wrong to be honest.
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    Guerlain Samsara - Help

    Hey,

    Hoping to get some help with this, my mum loves Samsara and itís her favourite perfume, unfortunately it seems to have been reformulated and fully repackaged and she just canít get away with...
  37. Re: Do youtube fragrance reviewers really have any influence?

    I tend to do things in reverse, I usually watch ďreviewsĒ after Iíve purchased the fragrance as I like to hear others opinions on it.
  38. What fragrance for Geralt of Rivia (The Witcher)?

    With all of The Witcher hype this weekend (a must watch imo), it got me wondering... what type of fragrance would everyone over here feel best suits the character of Geralt of Rivia??

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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd December, 2019

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    Dior Homme Parfum

    Picked up a bottle of this after some advice from here on the forums, absolutely in love with the scent, it’s simply amazing! Do I have somewhere to go today to wear...
  40. Re: Dior Sauvage Tops All Men's Fragrance Sales In UK This Christmas Season

    List looks very close to what is popular among friends and family. Also reflects what I’m usually smelling in pubs, clubs, the train etc etc... people here may not like them but looking through them...
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    Which of the following?

    Iím never a huge fan of when people do this but Iíve been asked by a family member to choose a fragrance from Debenhams (UK Department Store - www.debenhams.com) as my Christmas gift but Iím a little...
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    Re: Interview Fragrance Advice

    Just worried that I’ll smell by the time of the interview rolls around
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    Re: Interview Fragrance Advice

    So for everyone saying “nothing” what’s the advice to make it from 06:30-17:00 as that’s a loooooong time and I’ll be working all day?
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    Re: Interview Fragrance Advice

    Hmmm, hadn’t really thought of no fragrance, my interview isn’t until early evening so I just hope I don’t smell by the time the interview rolls around.



    I’m fortunate enough to know all three...
  45. Re: Fragrance for office winter and summer

    Not Spicebomb for the office, that stuff projects like a beast, way too strong for a confined space imo, you want something a little more subtle and generally mass appealing such as:-

    Summer:-...
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    Interview Fragrance Advice

    Hey,

    Hope everyone has had a good week so far :)

    Iíve got an interview next week and itís got me thinking about what fragrance people would recommend to wear for this type of situation? Would...
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    Armaf Club De Nuit Intense Man Opinion.

    Like a lot of people here on this section I adore the smell of Aventus but unfortunately Iím not a huge fan of the price (although the splits board here has been great), yesterday I picked up a...
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    Batch Mixing - 19P11 & 19S01

    So I currently have two different batches of Aventus (19P11 & 19S01), how do people feel about mixing two different batches together? And for those whoíve tried did you find it gave a positive or...
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    Re: [UK] Amouage - Overture, Le Labo - Labdanum 18, Vince Camuto - Smoked Oud, Houbigant - Bois Myst

    Iíll take another Aventus please Palm, payment sent now :)

    1 x Creed - Aventus Bottle 78 50ml £74 (Batch 19S01) In hand, shipping 21/11
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    Re: Tom Ford - Top 5?

    Oh wow, so many replies! I’m in Manchester from Wednesday this week so will go to Selfridges and report back on my preferences from the ones I try :)
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    Re: [UK] Amouage - Overture, Le Labo - Labdanum 18, Vince Camuto - Smoked Oud, Houbigant - Bois Myst

    Last two bottles of Creed Aventus arrived in perfect condition and smell fantastic, both now wrapped and popped in stockings ready for Christmas :) Thanks Palm!

    Any chance you could drop me a PM...
  52. Re: Your list of must haves to start out with

    I’d say look to take a perfume making class which will give you some assistance in general composition but also exposure to a wide range of different oils and their synergy. From this you will then...
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    Re: Fragrance for A Grandson?

    I’d probably say:-

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport eau Extreme

    Versace Eros

    Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce

    Azzaro Wanted // Wanted by Night
  54. Re: Can anyone help me please with safety assessment?

    For an SDS during formulation you would usually take the base information from the collective of existing ingredients SDS sheets, then with that you can write your own (there are courses which can...
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    Re: New Joop! Homme batches

    Don’t think I’ve tried vintage Joop but I still find the current formulation pretty nuclear, projection and longevity are just immense, I prefer the dry down over the opening though
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    Tom Ford - Top 5?

    Iíve always seen a lot of love for fragrances from Tom Ford across the community but Iím embarrassed to say Iíve actually never given any of them a try.... so, for someone looking to dive into this...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    L'Homme Lacoste seems to be serving me well at the moment, loads of positive compliments, usually triggers that “second longer hug” when on a date and generally is well received... I’ve never been a...
  58. Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    I’d probably go for Dior Homme Intense since we are now in the colder part of the year, since it’s a first date I’d spray with caution “less is more” with the optimal sprays for a first date being...
  59. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

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    Scent me
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th November, 2019

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    Only started wearing this a few months back and I get a HUGE amount of compliments whenever wearing it.
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    Which La Nuit De LíHomme?

    Hey,

    Hope everyone has enjoyed their Monday so far :)

    Over the weekend I finished off my 2012 bottle of La Nuit De L'Homme, I was looking to pick up a replacement but after reading of...
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    Re: [UK] Amouage - Overture, Le Labo - Labdanum 18, Vince Camuto - Smoked Oud, Houbigant - Bois Myst

    Hi Palm,

    Put me down for 2 x Creed - Aventus Bottle 77 50ml £74 (Batch 19P11) - Payment sent now.

    Kind regards,
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    Re: Hand soap and body wash

    I currently have Rituals (Precious Amber) and everyone that has used it when visiting love it.

    Rituals:- https://www.rituals.com/en-gb/at-home/kitchen-essentials/hand-wash
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    Moodo or Aera Smart Diffuser

    Hey,

    With Christmas just around the corner I have been contemplating something to replace candles, wax melts and traditional reed diffusers (mainly due to poor performance), after doing some...
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    Re: Travel Atomiser Advice

    Thanks, I’ll give the Travalo ones a try as they look a little higher quality than the ones I’ve had previously. I’ll let you know how I get on.
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    Travel Atomiser Advice

    Hey,

    Iím hoping for some advice on the purchase of a travel atomiser, Iíve tried the £5-6 ones from eBay but always find that they are prone to leaking so ideally want something that a little...
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    BMW Natural Air

    Hey,

    Not sure if anyone on here will be able to offer some insight but Iím due to replace my Natural Air stick in my car and wondered if anyone else had used these and which fragrance theyíve...
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    Re: [UK] TOAK - Lubin ft. Akkad, Idole & Upper Ten + loads of new things! Hoo!

    Arrived this morning, fast delivery and amazing juice as always :)

    Anyone wondering about 19P11, the batch for me seems to be good, this will be my 2nd... 3rd? Can't remember... from this batch...
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    Dolce & Gabbana The One Alternative

    Hey everyone,

    Hope you've all had a good week so far :)

    I'm looking for some advice on an alternative to The One, I love the fragrance but unfortunately, don't love the poor performance and...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Maybe it’s just me but I feel the ‘19 batches have been better because we now have Aventus Cologne in the lineup.
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    Re: [UK] TOAK - Lubin ft. Akkad, Idole & Upper Ten + loads of new things! Hoo!

    Hi Palm,

    Please put me down for 1 x Creed - Aventus Bottle 75 50ml £74 (Batch 19P11) - I’ll make payment now.
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    UK Debenhams- Azzaro Chrome Range

    Noticed this when in Debenhams today; Chrome, Pure and Aqua 100ml bottles all reduced to £25, not the greatest of fragrances but a reasonable cheap summer purchase.
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    Copycat Fragrances - Good, Bad or Ugly?

    Hey :)

    Hope everyone is having a good week.

    Recently Iíve been doing a lot of online browsing of fragrances as I was looking to pick up something for Fathers Day and also my Brothers birthday....
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Getting a lot of love for Chanel Allure Home Sport Eau Extreme at the moment, great summer fragrance and an easy wear.
  75. Lacoste L'Homme or Dolce and Gabbana The One

    Hey,

    Hoping to get some advice, a friend is downsizing their collection and has offered me the choice of Lacoste L'Homme or Dolce and Gabbana The One as they have duplicates of both and donít...
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    Re: Favorite from your collection?

    Probably Dolce & Gabbana The One, I don’t get any compliments when wearing it, the projection and longevity are terrible but I love the character of the scent.
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    Worst Bottle Design?

    To me perfume bottles can be a thing of beauty, some of the designs which the houses come up with are nothing short of amazing and can be described as a work of art, unfortunately this isnít always...
  78. Re: Mont Blanc Explorer.....The New Fragrance (2019)

    Noticed it on the shelves here in the UK a couple of weeks back, definitely has an Aventus vibe as others have said but doesn’t compete on longevity or projection and for that reason alone it...
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    Re: Easy Peasy...

    Cheapie - Tommy Hilfiger; Tommy

    Designer - Chanel; Allure Homme Sport

    Niche - Acqua di Parma; Essenza di Colonia
  80. Re: Fragrances that don't suit your personality - what and why?

    Viktor & Rolf's Spicebomb.... everyone else seems to love it but to me it just smells horrendous, whatís more annoying is that it projects like a beast so once autumn and winter are here again itís...
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    Re: [UK] Guerlain - Ideal Sport, Bvlgari - PH Soir, TF - Black Orchid & TL, Narciso Rodriguez - For

    Put me down for three more Aventus please bud, payment sent

    Cheers
    XIII
  82. Re: What would you buy(Fragrance) if Drake gave you a 10 piece dog to blow it at the mall

    Glad someone else thinks this
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    Poll: Re: How long does your bottle last?

    My heavy trigger finger unfortunately costs me a lot of money... a 100ml of something I frequent multiple times a week would only last me 6 months at best... I need to expand my collection to extend...
  84. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

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    Got to smell this for the first time, tbh I actually enjoyed it, I much prefer it over the original Eros (possibly because it doesn’t share the mint accord). Also liking the bottle with...
  85. Re: Change My Mind: Selling fragrance decants should be illegal and punishable by death

    I don’t think there’s a problem tbh, you’ve bought the original item at its retail price set by the supplier, if you decide to decant it down and sell it on (as long as it’s not modified) I can’t see...
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    Re: Fragrance Discounters?

    Most likely Amazon, I have a prime membership, they stock a good range of discounted frags and if anything looks “dodgy” their returns policy is fantastic and hassle free.

    I also use Fragrance...
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    Re: Club de nuit intense

    I can’t deny that CDNI smells nice and has that Aventus vibe (I’ll be honest it’s a good clone and hits around the 75-80% mark imo),

    Unfortunately I couldn’t pick a clone to be my signature scent,...
  88. Re: Help me pick a fragance for spring/summer

    I’ll chuck a few in the mix;

    Cheap - Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger, I started wearing this last year after noticing it in a discounters, for the price (sub £20) it’s actually a great fragrance and...
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    Free Fragrance - Which should I get?

    Hey,

    Hope everyone has had a good start to the week :)

    A friend of mine is helping his father-in-law move from his bungalow into sheltered accommodation and during the clear out they have found...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th April, 2019

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    Chasing the Dragon - Clive Christian
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    Re: Made some blind buys, how'd I do?

    Nothing against the guys here but some of the stuff they wear I wouldn’t even touch, the best part about this hobby is that you can like and enjoy fragrances that appeal to you and there’s no...
  92. Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce Alternative in 2019?

    Hey,

    So, Iím in a meeting today and Iíve been seated next to one of our international business partners (heís from the states), throughout the entire meeting I get continuous hints of his cologne,...
  93. Re: Your favourite shower gel and fragrance pairing?

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    I don’t really think about pairing them with the fragrance I’m going to be wearing that day but the above three are ones I usually use;

    M&S Harvard - “A classical fragrance combining...
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    Re: Whatís a typical ďgrandpaĒ smell?

    My ďold manĒ is in his 60ís and wears Brut / Old Spice on the day-2-day but also wears things like Aventus, Viking, GIT when going out. Iím sure he even has a bottle of Million in his collection lol!...
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    Re: Teenager Second Fragrance

    Azzaro Chrome or Mont Blanc Legend Spirit for me from your list, but I’d pick Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger or Joop Homme if I was buying in the under $30 bracket.
  96. Re: The Aventus DNA may become mainstream soon.

    I don’t think the DNA needs to become mainstream for Aventus to lose what it once was, I got my first bottle around 5/6 years ago, when I first started wearing it I would get stopped multiple times a...
  97. Re: Really disappointed with CDNIM. Where to go next...Parfums Vintage?

    This 100x! People put themselves through the hunt for an Aventus clone when the real deal is within reach, I’ve been buying splits from the board since 2015 and I’d never even consider looking for a...
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    Re: Gym fragrances

    Light spray of Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger on myself when getting out the gym showers, does that count?
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    Re: [UK] 20ml for £21 combo ft Dior Eau Sauvage 2017, JCB The Brun, L'Envol de Cartier, Mugler Pure

    Always happy to try and test different bottles / sprayers, Iíd definitely be interested in a sprayer that allows partial compressions alongside full so Iíll let you know how I get on with it.
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    Re: Recent cheapie purchases?

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    So cheap yet I get compliments every time I wear it!
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