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  1. Re: Which are the best offerings from the house of DUA ?

    In before the chaos starts

    And to answer OP's question, I have not tried any of their work
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    Re: Your Swiss Army knife niche (besides Aventus).

    Haven't read a single reply but I am guessing that GIT makes numerous appearances?

    Edit - have now read all the replies and find it has become a kind of different thread to what I thought!
  3. Thread: Ormonde Man

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    Re: Ormonde Man

    Tried the 50% concentration and it wasn't a particularly good performer but I would have thought it would sit closer to the skin at this sort of concentration

    Don't particularly remember any...
  4. Re: How Many Colognes In Your Collection Were JUST Because Of The Bottle?

    Zero
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    Re: Patchouli Journey Completed

    Interesting read - Patchouli is fast becoming my favourite note and having tried a number of scents mentioned by OP, I largely agree with what has been said

    Only thing that I am not quite in line...
  6. Re: What is the "cheapest" scent that you really enjoy?

    I am going with a house rather than a specific scent

    Montale

    I enjoy many from the house but genuinely believe the compositions are conceived, made and bottled at a rate that is close to the...
  7. Re: Davidoff Leather Blend - Is This A Good Leather Colonge?

    It is really good and worth owning in my opinion
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    Re: Have You Ever Done This? :)

    Never with perfume but once got chilli on the little fella after failing to wash my hands after chopping some up
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    Re: Best classy everyday scent

    GIT
    Lavande 44
    Savile Row
    Javanese Patchouli
    Fougere Royale
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    Re: Caron - Pour un Homme Millésime 2014

    I have
  11. Re: Bloomberg article on how to wear perfumes (for men)

    "Men tend to exhibit strong brand loyalty when it comes to cologne"

    I am currently loyal to around 137 houses
  12. Re: Fumeria Benegas CREED 120 ml's $192.50 NAAOMATTO 30 ml's $129.50 HEELEY 100 ml's $137.00

    I have used them before and found them to be very efficient. From memory, the package was very neat and I think that they included some free samples.

    It was a while ago that I used them but I only...
  13. Re: 15-Bottle Vintage Fragrance Wardrobe Design Challenge

    Adding a couple that I don't think have been mentioned

    Furyo
    Revillon Pour Homme Haute Concentration
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    Re: Absolu pour le soir

    You can buy it from the MFK site and Liberty also have it as available
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    Re: First in Fragrance Delays

    Did they have all of the items you ordered in stock at the time of the order?

    The only delays that I have had with them is when they had to wait for an item to come into stock
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    Re: Floris London 1962

    Just received my sample of this and wanted desperately to not like it (the wallet needs a rest)

    Unfortunately, on paper, it smells great.

    It immediately reminded me of something and having read...
  17. Re: When you die, who would you leave your collection to?

    My credit card company
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    Re: Favourite House vs Worst House

    Best - MFK

    Worst - Bond No 9
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    Poll: Re: Penhaligon Sartorial or Reflection Man?

    I like both but would go for Reflection

    Sartorial has an old school vibe going on so if that floats your boat go with that - I don't think you would be disappointed with either
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    Re: Question about Fahrenheit Absolute

    My bottle seems fine
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    Re: What is the Next Fragrance You Want to Purchase?

    It was on my 'to buy' list - just found out that I was fortunate enough to earn a bonus I wasn't expecting so trigger pulled

    61667
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    Re: What is the Next Fragrance You Want to Purchase?

    Emir from M. Micallef or L'Animale Sauvage from Marlou
  23. Re: What happened when you discovered "old man" scents?

    Like others have mentioned, they kind of reminded me of my teenage years
  24. Thread: Patrick Bateman

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    Re: Patrick Bateman

    Possibly the single best ever use of the search facility

    Bravo!
  25. Re: Signature scent, or something different every day?

    Pros and Cons for a signature scent:

    Pro - wallet would be in a far healthier state
    Con - I would be bored senseless
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    Re: Beaufort London - Samples

    I have all of them in 8mlspray vials which came in a really nice leather binder- they are not easy to get on with and are a bit of a challenge. Coeur de Noir is my favourite with Vi et Armis becoming...
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    Re: (Revillon Pour Homme) A Vintage Masterpiece

    Fortunate to own this along with the Haute Concentration version which I think is even better
  28. Re: Any definitive answer on Acier Aluminium's availability status?

    www.allbeauty.com are still selling the 75ml bottles if anyone in the UK needed to pick up a bottle
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    Re: Best "Clove" Fragrances for Men?

    Cant believe you haven't suggested Gengis Khan - has a huge clove note to my nose
  30. Re: [UK] TOAK - Oudmazing featuring Royal Oud, M7 (Vintage) + Oud Malaki, Aventus, TF, Sycomore, Fev

    Keen on the FV from Creed if others are interested?
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Do you blind buy fragrances

    Nearly all the time

    Combination of not having much choice where I live, cost of sampling being surprisingly expensive and a raging compulsive personality lead to pretty much non stop blind buying
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    Re: Can we stop it with the "BEST" stuff?

    I never take the word 'best' too literally - generally it is a word used to get a thread going so I have no real issue with it.

    I would rather see 'best' than 'your own subjective view on the...
  33. Re: Best houses for samples/sample kits/discovery sets?

    Also, Le Labo are doing a 15 x 1.5ml sample set that also includes a 50ml bottle of your choice
  34. Re: Best houses for samples/sample kits/discovery sets?

    MDCI do a great sample set - you get to pick which ones you want and then the cost of the sample set is knocked off the cost of a full bottle. You also get 5 x 12ml which is a decent amount in my...
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    Re: My first experience with MFK

    Probably my favourite house at the moment with hardly any misses for me

    One that I really like but I don't think has been mentioned is Cashmere Oud
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    Re: Pick 2 out of the list to purchase tomorrow.

    Egoiste and Oud Wood
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    Re: Perfumes you never get tired of

    Safari by Ralph Lauren
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    Re: Question for Le Labo Santal 33 Users

    I am a huge oversprayer (normally 10+) but this one can last all day with 2 or 3
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    Re: What's your opinion on Creed Spice and Wood?

    Very nice scent, average performance (for me), way too expensive
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    Re: In 2017, I expect to finish...

    Little chance of finishing anything, possibly the odd sample
  41. Re: If you could only keep 4 frags from your collection what would you keep?

    Right, todays answer is:

    Dark Aoud
    Gucci Nobile
    Bel Ami (vintage)
    Givenchy Gentleman (vintage)
  42. Re: perfumes u will never purchase or regret purchasing

    Will never buy anything from Bond No 9
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    Re: Need some compliments

    There is no right answer here but what I can say is that I received a compliment about LM Parfums Black Oud today
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    Re: Why do you love perfumes?

    I honestly do not know
  45. Re: For fragrance collectors: What is your approach to buying fragrances?

    At best, haphazard
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    Re: In 2016 I finished...

    Nothing other than samples

    I have started trying to buy the smallest bottles available (usually 30ml) - cant finish them either
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    Re: Which fragrances get the most complaints?

    My wife made me scrub off Tribute Attar the other day - I was gutted

    We are now divorcing
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    Re: Jovoy Private Label

    Its a room-filler for sure and it lasts all day for me
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    Re: What I Wore In 2016

    According to the SOTD feature, 233 different scents - not going to list them all but Oud Cashmere Mood was the most worn with 12
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    Re: -Your Most Worn Of 2016-

    I am surprised by the 2016 winner for me:

    Oud Cashmere Mood (MFK) x 12
    Patchovly (Profumum Roma) x 11
    Givenchy Gentleman (vintage) x 11

    An additional 230 others worn throughout the year
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    Re: Your absolute #1 favorite vetiver?

    Lampblack for me
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    Re: Original Jazz vs La Collection Jazz?

    I have a couple of vintage bottles but haven't actually tried the current one - will be interested to hear peoples thoughts on the two
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    Re: Which fragrance houses do you like the most?

    MFK
    Amouage
    Roja

    (as ever, could be a different three this time next week)
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    Re: Is Dior Homme Parfum worth buying?

    Yes
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    Re: allbeauty mancera paris cheapies

    Unsurprisingly, similar offers on Montale are being shown on the same site
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    Re: What did you get in your stocking?

    The Beaufort collection in a nice leather wallet and the Le Labo 15 x 1.5ml sample set
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum

    Lasts for ages, smells nothing like the original
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    Re: Wife Loved This (mind blown)

    A couple of female friends have commented in the past as to how much they like this one
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    Re: Did anyone else treat themselves this Xmas?

    I bought some candles from FiF for my wife and just before checking out I added a bottle of Lavande 44 for myself
  60. Thread: 2016 - In review

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    Re: 2016 - In review

    My favourite for the year is El from Arquiste

    Close second is Opus X from Amouage
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    Re: Bored with fragrances. Anyone go through this?

    Not bored as such but certainly struggling to get excited about new purchases

    Still enjoy picking SOTD and SOTE
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    Re: The Best Vetiver Fragrance?

    I am quite partial to Lampblack
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    Re: Manceras that last?

    All of the ones I own last for ages, in particular The Aoud and Roses Vanille
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    Re: Mind sharing your "collector guidelines"?

    This
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    Re: Montale favorites...

    Dark Aoud is my favourite by some distance

    Honourable mention for Honey Aoud, Black Aoud, Aoud Lime and Aoud & Pine
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    Re: Aoud Musk or Dark Aoud?

    Dark Aoud for me
  67. Re: Take The Basenotes ACRONYM Challenge: See How You Score!

    CPUHS
    BOG
    AHSEE
    LS

    Ok, a couple more than a couple!
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    Re: "And my top 5 animalic scents is..."

    Furyo
    Montecristo
    Kouros (vintage)
    APLS
    Jazaab - a work colleague said it reminded him of cow shit, I rather enjoy it

    Like others, there are one or two mentioned above that I don't get the...
  69. Re: Take The Basenotes ACRONYM Challenge: See How You Score!

    Creepy for me

    Is it wrong that I am disappointed for getting a couple wrong?
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    Re: Best Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud?

    Cashmere for me followed by Oud but I am sure you will like Satin as I think that they are all pretty good
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    Re: Your best blind buy ever

    Tough for me to answer as over 90% of what I own was bought blind so, in terms of risk (cost) and reward I would say Puredistance M
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    Re: best colognes to compensate?

    58309
  73. Re: If you could bring back one VINTAGE cologne from any year,which one would you choose??

    Gucci Nobile
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Bel Ami
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    Re: Le Labo Discovery sets now available.

    Patchouli 24 is included in the 15 x 1.5ml option
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    Re: Le Labo Discovery sets now available.

    1.5ml

    I have already put my order in but what I thought was strange was that they wouldn't ship the 50ml bottle that I wanted with the samples. They have said that I have to receive the samples...
  76. Thread: Best Amouage Opus

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    Re: Best Amouage Opus

    VI for me, I am a big fan of crude synthetic shite
  77. Thread: Darkest Fragrance

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    Re: Darkest Fragrance

    Spooky, came to say these two (wearing Salvador Dali tonight)

    Out of interest, do you find any similarity between LB Black Oud and Black Afgano? Each reminds me of the other when I wear them
  78. Thread: Best of Diptyque.

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    Re: Best of Diptyque.

    Oud Palao for me and love Eau Duelle when my wife wears it
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    Any Arabian Oud experts?

    With a pretty strong Black Friday offer being run this weekend I am planning on buying

    The problem is that sampling is not possible so it is going to be a (not for the first time) blind buy
    ...
  80. Re: If you had to wear only 1 perfume house for the rest of your life...

    Not an easy choice and likely to change daily but for now, let's go with MFK
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    Re: Montale - Black or Red Aoud ??

    Prefer Black - Red is too sweet for me
  82. Re: Best creed for going out at night already have aventus

    Yea, could have easily mixed up the American rappers/producers - wouldn't be my specialist subject on Mastermind

    Edit - looks like Diddy is a recently banned member
  83. Re: Best creed for going out at night already have aventus

    At a guess, it refers to the recent 'Sectioning' of Kanye West

    Possibly due to the stress of being a millionaire egomaniac but I am not 100% certain that this is the case

    And in answer to the...
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    Re: Dior: Homme or Homme parfum

    Parfum for me
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Safari.....

    Lucky to have three vintage bottles and would have it in my personal top 10
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    Re: Best Place UK/Europe to buy decants?

    This - never had any issues with shipping
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    Re: For yourself or others?

    Mainly myself but I only wear things my wife doesn't like if she is working nights, no need to subject her to things she doesn't like - I am looking at you Leather Oud!
  88. Re: Dior Prive Leather Oud vs Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie?

    I think that ACdA is misunderstood (originally by myself also) - it really has a challenging opening but within 10 minutes it changes into a pretty tame kind of thing. Leather Oud on the other hand...
  89. Re: What's your favorite fragrance from Profumum Roma?

    As this thread is old(ish), I can confirm that I still have a soft spot for Arso but Patchovly is fast becoming a favourite of mine
  90. Re: How do I go about finding the "Best" fragrance which suits me out of a set of samplers?

    If you literally can not pick one over the others, go for the cheapest
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    Re: In search of my favourite oud

    Own quite a few on your list and I like them all

    One that is not on your list but is worth a look is Oud Paloa from Diptyque
  92. Re: *How much MONEY have you spent on FRAGRANCES so far?*

    I started working it out, got to a figure that frightened me (circa £10k) and stopped counting

    I honestly do not want to know what the actual figure is
  93. Re: *How much MONEY have you spent on FRAGRANCES so far?*

    Who are you TS? My wife?
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    Re: I need challenging!

    Went with the vintage Salvador Dali last night and I kind of get what people say about it.

    Straight off the bat, my wife absolutely hated it (along with my 8 year old who said my bedroom stank). I...
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    Re: Masque fragrances shout-out, :).

    I dug out my Montecristo sample the other day and thoroughly enjoyed it. Longevity was pretty average on me
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    Re: I need challenging!

    I got a great deal on the Jovoy and I am wearing it today. I don't find it all that challenging but that isn't to say that I don't like it.

    It seems to be a big boozy blast of leather followed by...
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    Re: What is you favorite Mancera Fragrance?

    I was dealing with someone called Frank (the card in the parcel was signed by him) - the email address was the one I picked up from their website so I am guessing it is the French office. I...
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    Re: What is you favorite Mancera Fragrance?

    Just thought that I would give an update on my Mancera issue

    After 9 emails I finally had a reply although it was not what I was looking for. In answer to my question regarding a replacement...
  99. Thread: Boy Chanel

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    Re: Boy Chanel

    Like it, bought it, realised it was not blowing me away, sold it
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    Re: I need challenging!

    Thanks again everyone for the suggestions

    I have just managed to pick up a bottle of vintage Salvador Dali for a pretty cheap price as that one stood out as something that I may enjoy.

    What is...
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