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  1. Re: Semi-blind bought AdP Oud, what to expect?

    Such a darn good fragrance. If i didn't have a mortgage it would be one of my first purchases
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    Re: Kiton for Men

    Great every day fragrance. In fact, I'm working away at the moment and it's the one fragrance in my bag keeping my laptop company!
  3. Re: guerlain habit rouge sport, your thoughts? Worth it?

    A good fragrance but not spectacular. Dries down to an interesting cold metallic floral scent which I do like but it's nowhere near the original and on a different planet that the original EDP! Great...
  4. Re: Escentuals.com - had to pay import taxes and they mixed delivery address

    I absolutely think the OP should continue to chase this up with them as they are usually very good!

    Off the record, I live about about 1/2 mile away from Escentual (or central pharmacy) and they...
  5. Re: Escentuals.com - had to pay import taxes and they mixed delivery address

    What's wrong with an online company also being a chemist in Cardiff? what difference does this make and have you ever been there?
  6. Re: Most potent in-production designer fragrance?

    agreed. I have many of the mentioned and none come close to it.
  7. Re: What are the best Mancera colognes?

    I made the mistake of purchasing Black Intensive Aoud (at a discount) it's not intensive, neither does it have any noticeable aoud. It's an ultra-feminine turkish rose and now a Xmas gift to my...
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    Re: do you like the smell of patchouli?

    In one of those notes that can smell divine in moderation but very disagreeable when over done. Saying that, Tom Fords new potion is so masterfully balanced I'd soak myself in it!
  9. Re: If you were going to a tropical resort for vaca which 3 colognes would you bring?

    Neroli Portofino
    Declaration l ' eau
    Edition Blanche
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    Re: that 1 show stopper cologne

    Ambre Sultan for me
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    Re: Mancera Black Intensive Oud

    Anyone else tried this? I'm curious about this one, so any opinions would be appreciated!
  12. Re: What is everyones opinion of Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum?

    Great fragrance. Wait for the dry-down; the compliments will follow shortly after.
  13. Re: If Kouros was heavily marketed, who would you get to model it?

    Cillian Murphy as he is not overly masculine looking with some effeminate features, while still being an obviously handsome fellow. I think it would create an interesting contrast mixing someone like...
  14. Poll: Re: YSL La Nuit L homme vs Dior Homme intense

    DHI by a mile. Try Guerlain L'instant Extreme before you make any purchases though, it's a bit of a game changer. Serge Lutens' Chergui is also brilliant and will fill all of your criteria.
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    Re: I Just Bought Black Orchid...

    The key to this one is moderation; one spray under clothing is enough to radiate a very rich, provocative and definitely unisex scent (compliments galore from strangers in my experience) Over spray...
  16. Re: Anybody interested? Most expensive perfume in the world: 6,000 euros per milliliter

    More info on this can be found in the 'Corrupt Bankers and Bored Dictators' monthly publication, under the headline 'Vulgarity Never Smelled So Good'
  17. Re: Sweet oriental designer fragrance for winter

    Opium EDP
    Boucheron Jaipur EDP and EDT

    You cannot go wrong with these.
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    Re: Suggestions Needed

    Hermes Voyage eau de parfum
    Chanel Egoiste & Platinum Egoiste.
    CDG Wonderoud
    Guerlain l'instant & l'instant extreme
    Guerlain Homme Intense
    Dsquared2 Potion eau de parfum
    Prada Amber Pour Homme...
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    Re: Top five vanilla scents

    To me, Opium PH EDP is just head and shoulders above anything vanilla centric that I own, including Tobacco Vanille. But it goes without saying that I have not sampled some of the finer liquids as...
  20. Re: Looking for smoky and leather frags, with HUGE longevity/sillage

    Pal Zileri Cuoio - VERY similar to Tuscan Leather at silly low prices in the UK at least.
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Roger & Gallet L'Homme 100ml plus Kiton Men 125ml, both at under 1/2 price. Nice way to end the month!
  22. Re: Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    Well judging by how astronomically huge the male fragrance business is, these people seem to be in the minority. Brief anecdote: I worked with some hard as nails cage fighting doorman who begged me...
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    Re: Fragrance for Older man

    all my initial suggestions have been mentioned above!

    i'll just add Guerlain homme intense.
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    Floris Victorious EDP

    I just blind purchased this on the basis of it being less than half the original price on their website as I assume it's a limited edition coming to the end of its run.

    I'm just curious to know if...
  25. Re: What's a good fragrance to spray on your sheets

    Narciso Rodriguez Musc/Parfum!!
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    Re: Smell of money!

    Platinum Egoiste to me literally smells like money.

    Floris Elite to me smells like a rich English banker - as the name suggests

    Both are great fragrances
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    Re: Hermes Voyage

    Same here. Pay the extra and go for the EDP. Though it's rather expensive, the quality is blatantly evident - As with the Terre d'Hermes EDP.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Opium EDP. Oriental perfection!!
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    Re: What is the best TOM FORD fragrance?

    The opening of Tobacco Vanille is the best of the line in my opinion; it's absolutely wonderful, but I find dries down to something quite unremarkable perhaps. I have a few cheaper vanilla orientated...
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    Re: First World Problem

    Dior Oud Elixir Precieux perhaps? Not that I've ever tested it in fact, has anyone tried it?
  31. Re: Top 5 fav. current fragrances in rotation

    For the past month...

    Guerlain Homme l'eau Boisee
    Edition Blanche
    Declaration L'eau
    Ambre Sultan
    Calligraphy Rose
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    Re: Hanae Mori HiM

    Just purchased the EDP at a huge discount and I'm very impressed. Sweet fruit with woods and a nice caramelised dry down; a perfect autumnal scent at the price. If this was in the Tom Ford/Hermes...
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    One of the most versatile fragrances I know of! It exudes class.
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    Re: Your winter 2014 purchase list

    This reminds me to get another bottle of Burberry London. Such a great value scent for the colder months.
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    Re: Soaps, fragrances you like?

    I like the Eau Savage soap, though I'm sure you can get better at a lower price point.
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    Re: Aramis Calligraphy Rose

    I also own this. Very nice and of very high quality. Starts of a very feminine Turkish rose then turns into something more masculine in the base after a few hours. Very creamy/sweet and dense with no...
  37. Re: Shopping for Montale. Wise buying knowledge needed!

    Thanks Hednic. I'm just being very vigilant with 'too good to be true' prices that sometimes appear when browsing. I'm sure a few of us have pulled out of a potential bargain due to that lingering...
  38. Shopping for Montale. Wise buying knowledge needed!

    I have seen various brand new 100ml Montale bottles floating around at between the £70 - £80 (GBP) price on both Ebay (UK sellers) and UK based independent retailers

    Aoud Musk 100ml for £70 sounds...
  39. Re: Deeper fragrance with touch of aquatic feel

    Would Kenzo Pour Homme fit the bill?
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    Re: Bottega veneta pour homme

    As others have said, it's OK but nothing special, I like the direction it goes in but it seemed rather half-hearted I'm sure a more concentrated and focused version, which enhanced some of the...
  41. Re: What's a designer scent that could easily pass as niche?

    Guerlain l'instant Extreme has to be up there and i'll add Eau Savage EDP a close second. Rich, well blended with obviously good ingredients.

    If Azzaro Pour Homme was made with some less synthetic...
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    Re: Fruity opening, woods in the drydown

    Costume National Homme. Fruit, woods and serious performance.
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    Re: Fruity opening, woods in the drydown

    Costume National Homme. Fruit, woods and serious performance.
  44. Re: Which one? Hommage A L'homme or Midnight in Paris

    The Lalique is a great everyday fragrance. Works well in more humid/hot weather (for me) too.
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    Re: Choose 5 designer scents

    YES. Though its a toss up between Royal Black and L'Instant EDP for me.
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    Re: Help me with Moschino Uomo?

    It's a really good one for a cheap Italian style scent. Easy to wear and reasonable quality. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you go for this as it's discounted everywhere. I smashed though my 125ml...
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    Closing the month with:

    Declaration l'Eau
    Boucheron Pour Homme Fraicheur edition
    Aramis Calligraphy Rose edition (in transit)
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    Re: good inexpensive Italian colognes

    This
  49. Re: I want something that screams "BDSM" - sexy, bold, alluring. What is it?

    Another one for Antaeus. i'll add Costume National Pour Homme if you want a different, more fruity direction than the others above - Amazing projection and longevity too.

    If you want to be REALLY...
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    Re: Boucheron pour Homme Fraîcheur

    Thanks for your take Hednic. The Boucheron fragrance line seem to be of a better than average quality too, so at around half price it seems like a minimal risk!
  51. Re: Decisions decisions....Which Flanker for the Summer ? Or none at all ?

    I'd love to get my hands on a bottle of this
  52. Re: Decisions decisions....Which Flanker for the Summer ? Or none at all ?

    Hey, I own both and I'd absolutely go with the Hermes for a hot summer. I really enjoy The Cartier, it's a very well done masculine rose scent but I (personally) would find it a bit too sweet/strong...
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    Boucheron pour Homme Fraîcheur

    Does anyone own this? I would appreciate your take on it if so. Cheers!
  54. Re: Bvlgari or Cartier as a new summer scent?

    I own all of these and my pick would be the Cartier. It's a nice non synthetic grapefruit, perfect for summer. The Bvlgari fragrances are very well done salty authentic aquatic fragrances but...
  55. Re: Cartier Declaration L'eau. Someone tried it?

    Well the very kind sales assistant gave me FIVE spray sample vials of the new Hermes with my Cartier purchase, but unfortunately my nose is too tired to do a side-by-side! Both are VERY good though,...
  56. Re: Cartier Declaration L'eau. Someone tried it?

    Hey guys, Just picked up a 50ml of this and so far I'm impressed.

    On my skin it turns to a straight-up genuine pink grapefruit, quite natural and pleasant.

    It has a tropical fruit feel with a...
  57. Re: Cartier Declaration L'eau. Someone tried it?

    i'll make an effort to seek this one out on my lunch break tomorrow.
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    Re: Dirty Mediterranean Summer

    I'm gonna go for Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee as others above have. It's Brilliant.
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    Re: Your collection of colognes

    I only have about 40 bottles so nothing like the collection of some of the guys above, but I do tend to rotate them all. Some days I smell better than others I guess but at least I smell interesting...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Rive Gauche (original formulation)
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Antaeus
    Ambre Sultan
    Chergui
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    Re: WORST Fragrance you have smelt?

    Lagerfeld Photo was torture. Currently being weaponised for crowd control.
  62. Re: Eau Savage Parfum vs Eau Savage Extreme ( Current Formulations )

    One spray of the parfum will be ok. To me it makes a drastic change from a resinous/citric scent to a sweet toffee! It's a brilliant fragrance and one of the most complimented on me
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    Re: Some must have cheapies

    Nino Cerruti L'Essence de Cerruti is a BRILLIANT casual sweet leather for the price. The bottle classy too. Nothing about it is cheap apart from the actual price
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    Re: Tom ford & Jay z, Drake.. thoughts?

    Blatant product placement by Mr. Ford. I wonder how much he paid them?
  65. Re: Anyone have opinions on prada amber intense?

    I own it and love it. Crowd pleaser for sure along with great lasting power. Best used in moderation though.....
  66. Re: Updating my signature scent...need advice

    I think Lutens' Chergui and perhaps Guerlain L'instant extreme fits what you're after. Also, try Eau Savage edp (wait for the dry down) and Prada Amber Intense. I love some Tom Ford stuff but side by...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Quality scent!
  68. Re: Top 3 Verstile & Long Lasting Summer Fragrance (niesh or designer) for +35 Man

    Guerlain L'homme L'eau Boisee. It's near perfect.
  69. Re: Orange... orange... orange... oh oh oh...range!

    M7 fresh
  70. Re: What are your next purchases going to be?

    Dsquared2 Potion Royal Black just gets better every time I sample it, so goes tip top of my list. Others include Guerlain Homme intense and another Cartier perhaps.
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    Re: Similar to Burberry London?

    Although they are VERY different in construction, I get the same sweet yet masculine feeling from Bentley Intense and also Chergui.
  72. Re: Whats the most disappointing blind buy you have had.

    Same here. Its not bad as such, just not that good and absolutely not my 'style'
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    Re: Allure Edition Blanche

    HUGE amount of compliments on this one. One female colleague sprayed some on her wrist and another male colleague went out and bought 50ml the next day. Its very 'safe' but a huge crowd pleaser.
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    Re: Safest blind buys?

    As he said, Anything Chanel, especially edition blanche but maybe not Antaeus.
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    Re: New Year Purchases

    I noticed a store quite local to me sells the Zegna exclusive line, i'm curious to try them (despite there standard frags being of poor quality)
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    New Year Purchases

    We're at the end of March now and I've made a few purchases since January, including Egoiste, Lalique Hommage and Bentley Intense (all of which are fantastic) but I'd just like to throw it out there...
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    Re: Niche help! (London specific)

    Thanks guys. Thinking it may be a good idea to sample as much as I can, then take time to make a logical decision and buy online!
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    Niche help! (London specific)

    I'm looking for something rich, deep and powerful; something for the weekend, and i'm in London next week with a small window of time to seek and sample.

    I love the likes of Ambre Sultan and...
  79. Re: If you had to chose only 1 cologne to wear for the next 5 years what would it be?

    A risky one but i'd go Antaeus (in moderation)
  80. Re: If you had to chose only 1 cologne to wear for the next 5 years what would it be?

    A risky one but i'd go Antaeus (in moderation)
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    Re: My current top three

    Current top 3
    Ambre Sultan
    Egoiste
    eau Sauvage EDP
  82. Re: A scent to wear on a 1st date > Which one or buy one?

    All standard good fragrances on the list but i'd have to say that the original Egoiste would be a good bet followed by the original Allure; both would be better date scents from the Chanel line alone...
  83. Re: Kouros flanker, anybody seen this before?

    I own it and don't recommend it to be honest, its fresh/aquatic with about 5% of the original lurking in there somewhere.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Absolute , thoughts ?

    I adore it, the cumin note can be a bit of a shock at first (as it is in Cartier Declaration) but give it a chance and don't over apply. It's first class.
  85. Re: What's everyone going to wear for their special someone?

    Boucheron Jaipur PH edt. Classic and classy vanilla.
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    Re: Costume National Homme

    I took a gamble on this one, great scent in both smell and performance. I get a layer of fruit/fig and a layer of wood/shavings and it seems to work well with me. Less is more with this one for day...
  87. Re: Worst cologne you've ever smelled???????????

    Lagerfeld Photo is on another level of bad. My father was professional photographer and also worked in bio-science; some of the highly toxic chemicals/solvents he used in work smelled like a fresh...
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    Re: Most desired discontinued fragrance?

    Antaeus Sport and Rive Gauche Intense. I'm sure there are far better but these appeal to me. Also, I'd love a fresh bottle of M7 Fresh as I'm down to my last 10 ml!
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    Re: Habit Rouge parfum question

    I thought as much, I just wasn't 100%. Cheers!

    - - - Updated - - -

    I thought as much, I just wasn't 100%. Cheers!
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    Habit Rouge parfum question

    This may have been brought up before in a previous thread, though I couldn't find it unfortunately....

    I just wanted to ask if there is any difference in the formulations of the Habit Rouge edp in...
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces - Your List

    In no particular order in my novice opinion

    Antaeus
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Rive Gauche
    Narciso Rodriguez Musc/EDP
    DHI
    LIDGE
    Eau Savage EDP
    Ambre Sultan
  92. Re: Blown away completely by Van Cleef and Arpels pour homme...

    Im gonna give this one a try, I adore the likes of Azzaro PH, Antaeus and Rive Gauche so I'll hazard a guess I'd be into this too?
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    Re: Ferre Bergamotto Marino

    The best fragrance you can buy at the prices it can be found at. It won't blow you away but it'll serve anyone well in warmer weather. I have a 50ml to travel with and a 200ml back up. It would be...
  94. Re: Help a 33 year old with a signature scent

    All great suggestions above. I'd go for voyage in EDP concentration. As a smoker myself I've found that Costume National Homme does the trick too; fruity, woody and lasts for light years, women adore...
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    Re: Terre or Voyage d'Hermes?

    My vote. Love the parfum. Expensive though.
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    Re: A good fig

    Costume National Homme (EDP). Dominant juicy fig note with dry woods in the background. Huge staying power and sillage with obvious quality. It's my girlfriends favourite out all my fragrances.
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme Summer 2013

    Yeah well I wasn't expecting it to be quite as good as the original, sounds like they've made one of the most complex frags even more complex - which can't be a good thing!
  98. Re: Seeking masculine Fruity, but not too sweet

    Costume National Homme EDP is what you're looking for!
  99. Re: Modern Memories / What New " CURRENT" Fragrances Will Be Talked About In 10 Years From Now

    Chergui and Ambre Sultan, perhaps?
  100. Re: Pick your day and night fragrances for a warm climate.

    I think thats the case for a lot of people, but i do find that some of the darker, richer frags can work all year round if used in moderation, though i'm sure a Kansas summer and a UK summer are very...
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