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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 21st April 2015

    Minty freshness in a bottle...

    Geranium Pour Monsieur today
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    Re: The Different Company - UK sales?

    Well I managed to try the Rose Poivre and have to say I am not impressed. It seems weaker than I remember it. Much weaker. To the point that even on paper it did not last. Oh well waiting for a...
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    Re: The Different Company - UK sales?

    Bumping this thread (seen as I started it).

    It seems that The Different Company now delivers to the UK from its site; delivery is around 17 EUR to the UK. I had originally ordered some samples...
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    Re: Name your favorite Amouage

    Ok thanks. Please do let us know how it goes. Fragrance net is not so great when buying from the UK as they charge the VAT on top plus the £12 or so for shipping, but it might still be worth it if...
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    Re: Name your favorite Amouage

    Out of curiosity which version of these did frag net send you? Is it the new magnetic cap (reformulated) type?
  6. Re: Is Armani Prive ever discounted anywhere? Or... is it too well controlled for that?

    Sorry, hednic but that was at least a couple of years back...
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    Poll: Re: Oud Wood vs Musc Ravageur

    Personally not a fan of either but I would take MR over Oud Wood any day.
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    Re: Creamy Cozy Sandalwood

    I will do - thanks for wetting my appetite for more Sandalwood creamy goodness!

    I managed to get to a small shop on my lunchtime walk. I couldn't resist a small spritz of Egoiste rubbed on both...
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    Re: What's the best masculine rose?

    Egoiste is not a bad suggestion, I'm just not sure what the current version smells like. Not bought a new bottle in a while.

    As many have said, Portrait of a Lady. Despite the name this is...
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    Re: The Amouage Experiment

    Well after falling in love with Epic Man a few years ago, I think this may just be it. I am going out later to try the reformulated version of Lyric Man/Woman and Epic as well.

    I wonder if...
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    Re: Just bought Reflection man (magnetic cap), review

    Hmmm will have to check my Amouage Epic Man old formulation (Dec 2012). I have very litle left but it has lasted me very well over the years. I am a huge Amouage fan and I think the reformulations...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 17th April 2015

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    Re: 2014 Green Irish Tweed

    I think I have a new 2014 bottle sitting at home. My previous bottle (2012) finished last month. I haven't sprayed the new one yet so will crack it open later and report back.
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    Re: Creamy Cozy Sandalwood

    +1 on this. How on earth could I forget Bois des Îles? Wonderful creamy sandalwood fragrance and a great fragrance name too!



    Dries VN was recommended to me by a sales rep at Les Senteurs but...
  15. Re: Is Armani Prive ever discounted anywhere? Or... is it too well controlled for that?

    I've seen Chanel discounted at Heathrow many times before. They have a boutique in Terminal 3 and sometimes a pop-up store (usually around Christmas) in Terminal 5. Heathrow has Armani Prive...
  16. Poll: Re: Have you ever experienced an allergic reaction to a fragrance?

    Other than sneezing here and there or that 'cold' feeling from the evaporating alcohol, I've not had anything unusual from a fragrance.

    Key rule for me is not to over-spray as you may regret it...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 16th April 2015

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    Re: Ideal summer Chanel

    Hmmm... was going to ask if you've tried wearing this in the summer. Don't overspray but definitely worth a try. I love that oriental vibe in the blazing summer heat!
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    Re: Patchouli Base on Office-Friendly Scent

    I agree with this. The Zegna exclusive range is very under-rated. Some very good scents in the range including the Patchouli.
    Also maybe look for the Murdock Patchoulli which is a British brand.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

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    Re: Creamy Cozy Sandalwood

    Hmmm if you don't like aldehydes, maybe try Sycomore also by Chanel. Yes, it's packed full of vetiver in themid to top, but the dry down is pure sandalwood to my nose.

    Also do try these at least...
  22. [UK] Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Sandalo, 50ml and Molecule 01, 30ml

    Bump - added more fragrances
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    Re: Do you love cinnamon?

    I'm pretty crazy about it too and combine it with quite a lot of foods too.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 13th April 2015

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    Re: Name your favorite Amouage

    For me it has to be Homage Attar. Not available any more, but for the small quantity that I do have, this is a heavenly scent.
  26. [UK] Lorenzo Villoresi Sandalo, Boucheron Pour Homme EdP

    For postage only in the UK:

    - Lorenzo Villoresi Sandalo, 50ml, with amount remaining as pictured. Fully boxed. £37 plus £3 postage plus PayPal fees.

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    - Boucheron Pour Homme limited...
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    Re: The "last letter of a fragrance" game

    Speize by Villoresi (thanks!)
  28. Re: NEW: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Ambra (Ingredient collection)

    Anyone know yet if this is available this side of the pond?

    Sounds like one worth trying at the very least!
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    Re: The "last letter of a fragrance" game

    Rive Gauche
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    Re: Oudh Lovers who love Taifi Rose

    What a wonderful thread this is - a joy to read and really gave me an education on the rose taifi - of which I am a huge fan.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, September 25, 2014

    Rive Gauche, vintage

    Still smelling it after a good 10 hours!!
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    Replacement 120ml of Creed Millesime Imperial
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, September 12, 2014

    Geranium Pour Monsieur
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, September 12, 2014

    Nice one!!

    Geranium Pour Monsieur for me today
  35. Poll: Re: Amouage question... Epic, Jubilation or Interlude?!

    Epic for me too. Nothing wrong with the others though, just rate Epic much higher than the rest.
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    Re: Yor most worn scent, ever....

    According to my wardrobe, it's Aventus. But dig deeper and you'll see that since disowning Terre d' Hermes EdT, that would be my most worn.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, September 5, 2014

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    Re: Top five vanilla scents

    Diptyque Eau Duelle is one that I would say is in the top five for me too.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, September 4, 2014

    Another Malle/Ropion legendary scent:


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    Re: MALLE`s... PORTRAIT OF A LADY

    Fantastic - thanks for the links, lpp!!
    Just had a really interesting read of the lot. And I agree with Persolaise that one spritz of the lady is all that is needed. Any more really does get to...
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    Re: MALLE`s... PORTRAIT OF A LADY

    Tried my bottle and have to say it is probably stronger than the sample that I own. Strong smell right from the top, just after lifting the cap, without even spraying! Put one spritz and the whole...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

    My eyes are still blinking!!!
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    Most excellent choices, gentlemen!!
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    Poll: Re: How many of you are "serious collectors?" POLL.

    I don't "collect" as such either. What I own is what I use (I have a strict definition of what I mean by "use"). Some fragrances I will go through and never buy them again; others I will sell right...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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  46. Re: Anyone tried Nero Incenso by Farmacia SS Annunziata?

    I can change that - no worries!!

    Unfortunately, I can't change each and every reply though which carries the typo right the way through, but at least it will be correct now so people in future...
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    Re: MALLE`s... PORTRAIT OF A LADY

    I just got an almost full bottle - it got delivered today. I still have my sample purchased here in the UK and will try to do a side-by-side when I get a moment to myself. I'll report back here of...
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    Re: "And my top 5 rose scents is..."

    I have owned all of them at some point in time, but right now I only have POAL.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    Rive Gauche, vintage
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    Re: "And my top 5 rose scents is..."

    Mine would have to be, in order of preference:

    1. Portrait of a Lady
    2. Serge Lutens Sa Majesté la Rose
    3. Indonesian Oud
    4. Van Cleef & Arpels Rose Velours
    5. Amouage Lyric Woman

    Don't own...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, September 1, 2014

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    Starting off September with a really autumn-themed scent for me...
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Well done!!! Another favourite of my wife's. Wouldn't wear it myself but love it a lot.

    Mr Ropion, what have you done to us!!!!
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    Re: Good Fragrance For All year long !! Also Winter

    Was going to suggest Terre d' Hermes in the Parfum strength too. Good to have in any man's wardrobe.
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

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  55. Re: What's your favourite oriental in the heat and humidity?

    For me Amouage's Epic Man fits the bill perfectly in all sorts of weather. I actually find that I enjoy it just as much in the summer heat.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 29, 2014

    A legendary scent to say the least!!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 29, 2014

    Love the parfum's travel bottle & refill size! Pure class from Hermes.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 29, 2014

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  59. Thread: MiP discontinued

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    Re: MiP discontinued

    Still available on quite a few (UK) online stores...
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    Re: Vintage Monsieur de Givenchy?

    Quick Google search resulted in this very informative blog post on this iconic scent. Wish I could somehow get my hands on the true vintage - they don't make 'em like they used to!!
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  61. Thread: MiP discontinued

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    Re: MiP discontinued

    I'm with JH here.... what is the source for this info?
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    Re: upgrade fragrance... OUD

    +1 on both of the above.
    Amouage Epic Man would be on my shortlist too...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 28, 2014

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Terre d' Hermes Parfum
  65. Re: What's the most prominent note you detect from Creed's Original Vetiver?

    It depends when you are making this test...

    For me, I get a lot of citrus in the opening, but can't help notice the nutmeg and ginger. That's really quite strong at the top but very nicely...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    Vintage Rive Gauche
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    Re: Cheaper alternatives to Portrait of a Lady

    I too think your best bet is to get the real thing, if that's what you like.

    I'm surprised however that no one in this thread has mentioned Indonesian Oud by the Zegna private collection. It's not...
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    Re: Midnight in Paris EDT or EDP?

    Scott that's a fantastic explanation. Many thanks for that!!!
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    Re: Vacation Fragances for Hot Weather

    I would go for something like Rive Gauche vintage or Geranium Pour Monsieur, both of which are great performers in the heat.
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    Re: Your favorite fragrance for exams!

    This is sound advice. Wear something inoffensive that won't distract you, but rather relaxes you a bit so that you can be calm when you write down your answers.

    Good luck from me too! I'm sure...
  71. Thread: Leathers

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    Re: Leathers

    Good to see the AdP top of your list! :)
    It's a really well made scent by AdP with the quality that you'd expect.
  72. Thread: New Fragrance

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    Re: New Fragrance

    If you like mint, which is abundant in the Mediterranean parts of the world, I suggest you ask your folks to seek out Frederic Malle's Geranium Pour Monsieur. I recently discovered this one and find...
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    Re: Clive Christian scents

    Same here. Very underwhelmed by this range...
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    Re: Help choosing a fragrance for husband

    I would steer clear of Green Irish Tweed if he doesn't like mint. I know, it's not a stated note, but I have had people tell be in the past that I am wearing a 'minty perfume', so one to be cautious...
  75. Re: Clean, fresh, yet distinctive recommendations (men's)

    Welcome to basenotes, gromit!!

    There are plenty to choose from, depending on how much you are willing to spend.

    Easily available on the high street:
    - Terre d' Hermes, is a great one
    -...
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    Re: Midnight in Paris EDT or EDP?

    Thanks, Scott. Very useful response.

    I note my Geranium Pour Monsieur bottle is 91% by vol. Given this isn't much of an EdP in terms of strength, projection, etc but Malle's claim to be an EdP,...
  77. Re: A good, every day, year around niche scent (no Bond or Creed)

    Plenty of niche to choose from...

    Amouage Epic is one to look into, as is Villoresi's Sandalo.

    Looking further, there's Diptyque, L'Artisan and MPeG to choose from. Not mentioning Frederic...
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    Re: Geo F Trumper, amazingly good!

    It is awesome I know, but another really good one (with maybe two seconds longer longevity) is Truefitt & Hill's offering of the same name. Very fresh lime zesty scent. Great summertime 'pick me up'...
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    Re: PoaL & Tobacco Rose Comparisons?

    I haven't tried Tobacco Rose, but I thought I'd make the following observation about POAL, having just got a sample and gone totally bonkers over it. Both myself and my wife love it!! (My bank...
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    Re: Your Top 5 Incense-Based Fragrances

    For me, I only own three that have the note in there in high doses:

    - Amouage's Homage Attar
    - Amouage's Epic Man
    - Diptyque's Eau Lente*

    * OK this contains opoponax, knows otherwise as sweet...
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    Re: Geo F Trumper, amazingly good!

    Very good range of products, but they can be found even cheaper than that if you look around!! Some sellers on ebay seem to be selling testers or other random products from their range at really good...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 22, 2014

    Acqua di Parma Colonia original

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 21, 2014

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  84. Re: Your top three discontinued frags you'd want to see returned

    Zegna's Essenza di Zegna
    Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree
    Amouage Homage Attar
  85. Thread: Tuscan Leather

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    Re: Tuscan Leather

    I haven't been a fan of any Tom Ford ever, so I would go for the Acqua di Parma as well. Much better overall scent if you ask me and a highlight for 2014!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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    Re: What is The Difference Between EDP and EDT?

    The Glossary of Terms in Just Starting Out is a good read for questions like these.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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    Re: Best Amouage for Men

    If you have already tried Epic Man but prefer Epic Woman, try also Epic Woman in the extrait strength. Beautiful stuff. For me though, it's got to be Epic Man all the way.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 18, 2014

    Rive Gauche, vintage
  91. Thread: Scent for my wife

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    Re: Scent for my wife

    My wife has recently got into the respectable AdP Acqua Nobile line. Think her favourite is Gelsomino (jasmine). Not your average floral scents as they are blended very nicely with woods and other...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Nice one, Claire!! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Green Irish Tweed

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  94. Thread: Edp/edt

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    Re: Edp/edt

    There is no Terre d' Hermes EDP. It is in fact a Pure Parfum
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Dominique Ropion's superb Geranium Pour Monsieur, once again!

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  96. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentrée name change to Eau de Parfum?

    There goes another one then...

    I'll try and check here from the UK counters and see if I can find out more info.
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    Re: Casual Coffee & Sandalwood?

    I'm surprised by your findings too, MM. I get straight up coffee right from the top of EdI. Admittedly, I don't own a bottle right now (mainly due to budget restrictions), but this is more of a...
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    Re: What does ozonic mean?

    Done - thanks!
  99. Thread: Finally!

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    Re: Finally!

    Wow, it's rare that anyone says thank you here these days :)

    Makes us mods really happy that our community is of benefit to people around the globe. Happy days.
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    Re: What does ozonic mean?

    If it's OK with you Diamondflame, I'd like to pinch your description and use it in the Just Starting Out Glossary thread here:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/381112-Glossary-of-Terms

    If anyone...
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