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    Re: FAKE Joop Homme??? (Pics include)

    Just to confirm my 2019 Joop! Homme bottle also has no wrapping/sellophane, glad to hear that's the legit way they are sold.
  2. Re: CK Eternity dead ringer for Viktor & Rolf Antidote?

    Well what can I say, very first application of Eternity(blind buy) I instantly had that "DOH! I've had this fragrance before" moment. I sold Antidote a few years back so I can't compare them side by...
  3. CK Eternity dead ringer for Viktor & Rolf Antidote?

    I recently got CK Eternity(current formulation) and I recognised having smelt/owned something remarkably similar to it before but for the life of me I couldn't recall what.
    Then whilst scrolling...
  4. Re: What are in Deoderant Stick versions of Fragrances?

    Bump, someone must know what is in these deodorant sticks?
  5. What are in Deoderant Stick versions of Fragrances?

    For instance this Chrome By Azzaro For Men alcohol free Deodorant Stick :
    https://www.amazon.com/Chrome-Azzaro-Deodorant-Stick-2-7-Ounces/dp/B0012RTB50

    Is this just a formulation of the original...
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    Re: Prophet Muhammad's favorite fragrances

    Damn right, and only whilst cooking and cleaning :rolleyesold: :lolk:
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    Re: Adidas Born Original for Him

    Anyone else actually tried this frag, it's on sale for $13 but I can't try it beforehand, not many replies to this thread appear to be from people that have in fact tried Born Original.
    Granted I...
  8. Re: Finally found a bottle of vintage Tommy Hilfiger Cologne.

    A week later and despite thinking the honeymoon wouldn't last its still looking good, decent longevity and still a pleasing experience.
  9. Re: Finally found a bottle of vintage Tommy Hilfiger Cologne.

    This bottle is good, dry down as good as I remember it.

    Tommy really is a quality fragrance in the realm that it operates that is, Hugo Boss has some very similar smelling men's releases/similar...
  10. Re: Finally found a bottle of vintage Tommy Hilfiger Cologne.

    I just got a bottle made in Switzerland and with the London underlined. At this stage it's too early to say on the smell, opening seemed as I remembered mid notes not so sure, will have to see how...
  11. Re: Dunhill Edition Made in USA-closest to original formulation?

    It is nice but the sillage is just about useless, light skin scent, which is sad because it's more than decent smelling.
  12. Re: Dunhill Edition Made in USA-closest to original formulation?

    Here's pics of my 100ml Inter Parfums USA bottle


    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161212/5b019a5a89cc95c84ccd539c32014da6.jpg
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  13. Re: Dunhill Edition Made in USA-closest to original formulation?

    This is starting to grow on me, sillage is quite poor but the longevity is decent the smell lingers and its nice, interesting.

    I think I have a keeper, it'll be good for when loud is not...
  14. Re: Dunhill Edition Made in USA-closest to original formulation?

    Dunhill Edition is a dead ringer for Cacharel Pour Homme and to a lesser degree Oscar by Oscar de larenta. Out of the 3 I would choose Edition as a clear winner, but a good bottle of the Cacharel is...
  15. Re: Dunhill Edition Made in USA-closest to original formulation?

    How can my Inter Parfums made in the USA bottle have a 2011 date code if that was years before they officially started making it?
  16. Re: Dunhill Edition Made in USA-closest to original formulation?

    Considering what has been mentioned in this thread regarding the time frame of Edition being discontinued and then put back into production, how would my USA made bottle have a late 2011 date code? ...
  17. Re: Dunhill Edition Made in USA-closest to original formulation?

    My Dunhill Edition arrived today, 100ml USA made version, date code says manufacturered late 2011, what calibre would that formulation be relative to the better ones?
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    Re: Burberry London batch code error

    Also tried a Burberry Sport date code on all the checking sites and got an error on them all, the frag is legit and from a legit supplier but I just wanted to check how old it was.
  19. Re: Dunhill Edition Made in USA-closest to original formulation?

    What is the US version missing?
    How does the opening/middle/base compare to the good versions?
    Is it swill!?

    I ordered the 100ml edt with 150ml aftershave balm giftset, should arrive before...
  20. Re: Dunhill Edition Made in USA-closest to original formulation?

    Always wonder about the vintage/old formulation guys, how does a 10-15yr old bottle have much magic left in the top to middle notes?

    I got a brand new sealed Cacharel PH, 5yrs old and the opening...
  21. Re: Dunhill Edition Made in USA-closest to original formulation?

    Few months on now, what's it like?
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    Re: Thoughts on Cacharel - Pour homme?

    After a few weeks with this frag it would seem my 5yr old NOS bottle is past its prime, all the opening notes are missing in action, I just get that indistinct bleh opening all slightly...
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    Re: Thoughts on Cacharel - Pour homme?

    Mine arrived today, seem the seller was clearing old stock, date code says late 2011.

    Opening is rather screechy, strong quite blunt nutmeg smell, typical barber shop vibe, can see the...
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    Re: Thoughts on Cacharel - Pour homme?

    I'm reporting on what countless reviews from long time users said on buying a current formulation and still enjoying it, I likewise saw that same theme on Amazon and boots reviews.

    Seems to...
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    Re: Thoughts on Cacharel - Pour homme?

    Countless people who have used it since its inception say otherwise, not as strong as it used to be but the dna is still intact.
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    Re: Thoughts on Cacharel - Pour homme?

    Getting it new/current formulation and online, 100ml for $32 incl fast shipping to my door. That's easy half or less of ebay bona fide vintage formulation.
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    Re: Thoughts on Cacharel - Pour homme?

    Reading reviews here and Fragrantica, I don't think I've ever come across a fragrance with such universal acclaim, including for the reformulation from those who had it way back in the 80's. It's not...
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    Re: Thoughts on Cacharel - Pour homme?

    That's reassuring, some do mention the similarities with Oscar and when smelling a bottle of ground nutmeg spice now I can smell the pencil shaving side to it that Oscar highlighted. As with anything...
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    Re: Thoughts on Cacharel - Pour homme?

    I'd love to buy a vintage formulation but that's only going to happen on eBay and too expensive for a blind buy but most reviews from people that have worn it right from the 80s is the latest...
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    Re: Thoughts on Cacharel - Pour homme?

    Saw this on sale locally and the reviews are rather stellar, a very well constructed fragrance, an all time classic it would seem.

    Just about to hit the buy button but does it have that pencil...
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    Re: Questions about Azzaro Chrome Need HELP!

    Numbers on the bottom normally refer to the production date, some websites can decode. Google cosmetics checker to find the one site that can decode them.
  32. Re: New Fragrance: Calvin Klein - CK One Shock Street Edition for Him

    Tried Fuel for life a few days ago, dry down is uncannily similar to the Ck just the diesel is much longer lasting. Neither worth writing home about though.
  33. Re: No love for the current formulation of CK Obsession Men?

    So does the current version still have plenty of the cinnamon and vanilla goodness?

    Read reviews all over the Internet very common complaint that the longevity was shockingly poor, although a...
  34. Re: No love for the current formulation of CK Obsession Men?

    Those memories that can be attached to a frag are amazing, for instance the original Dior Fahrenheit was incredible created such vivid memories experiencing life with it and I couldn't stop smelling...
  35. Re: New Fragrance: Calvin Klein - CK One Shock Street Edition for Him

    Well I got a bottle this, not bad at all but non existent sillage and longevity so I passed it on.
  36. Re: No love for the current formulation of CK Obsession Men?

    I'm at the arse end of Africa, would love to get a vintage eBay bottle but the shipping and 45% duties will make it horrendously expensive.
  37. Re: No love for the current formulation of CK Obsession Men?

    But many reviews especially on basenotes mention the current iteration as being weak and a hollow shell of it's former glory. And after all the blind buys I've been through I've come to realise when...
  38. No love for the current formulation of CK Obsession Men?

    Seems like the unanimous opinion of the current formulation of CK Obsession Men is weak, watered down and smells like something your grandfather would wear?

    The spicy cinnamon and vanilla notes...
  39. Re: New Fragrance: Calvin Klein - CK One Shock Street Edition for Him

    Anyone else tried this recently or any long term use experiences?
    On special locally so I'm itching to grab a bottle, original Shock smelt very decent, just didn't really like the Tobacco accord...
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    Re: What's Carolina Herrera CH Men SPORT like?

    Definitely out then, Boss Bottled Sport is nice enough but absolutely nothing to write home about, generic/synthetic.

    From rooting around the internet the general consensus is, as you guys have...
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    What's Carolina Herrera CH Men SPORT like?

    I have smelt CH Men before and I thought that was really good, I'm interested in CH Men SPORT but only 3 reviews on the frag and virtually no discussions about it. Its a release from quite a...
  42. Re: Hugo Boss - Just Different vs Element vs Dark Blue

    Ended up getting Dark Blue, really is quite nice, still has that generic hugo undertone in the dry down but it's fresh and interesting
  43. Re: Hugo Boss - Just Different vs Element vs Dark Blue

    Thanks for the feedback, looks like dark blue is the one.
    Tried Just Different a hour ago, the dry down on most Boss frags seem very similar, sweet synthetic smooth mettalic kind of notes, not...
  44. Hugo Boss - Just Different vs Element vs Dark Blue

    A local retailer has these Hugo boss frags at a ridiculously good sale price, I'm assuming none of these are particularly amazing but out of the 3 which would you choose and why:

    Hugo Boss Just...
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    Re: When is it enough?

    A journey is always better when fragrant but less is more, that fact will never change.
    In every hobby I have, there are those in thrall of having more, the ceaseless quest for the next best thing....
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    Re: Great changes on the Split forum

    What changes did they make?
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    Re: Mont Blanc Exceptionnel worth it?

    ^Anyone?
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    Re: Mont Blanc Exceptionnel worth it?

    Amber seems to be a dominant theme in the base notes, what does that smell like, have certainly smelt ambers notes before but I cant recall offhand what it smells like.
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    Mont Blanc Exceptionnel worth it?

    Mont Blanc Exceptionnel seems to be reasonably highly rated, not a genre smashing frag but nice.
    Been out for a while now, anyone used it extensively and can comment on its quality/worth...
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    Which David Beckham Frags are worth getting?

    Have some on special locally for a similar price, which is why I am interested.
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    Which David Beckham Frags are worth getting?

    Which David Beckham Frags are worth getting?
    I have seen a good few people recommending his frags, some rather highly, it appears if you look past the name the juice itself of some of his frags are...
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    Re: Becoming A Supplier

    There's always a gap in the market for those that give good service and communication/advice, it'll never change.

    Marketplaces can be cluttered but if you separate yourself by always doing what's...
  53. Re: I will stop buying bottles when I reach 50, no... 100!!! Please help me out.

    You guys with these enormous collections have a dedicated fridge or something similar to store your investments in?
    Make a mistake with storage on a few bottles is one thing but a 100 rancid frags...
  54. Poll: Re: How Did the Non Authorized Retailers Obtain Their Creeds?

    I would say dead stock that's been sold on, there's a whole world of trading that goes on behind the scenes to either recoup money from redundant stock or move stock in and out of markets where the...
  55. Re: Who else keeps a spreadsheet of their fragrance collection?

    Also helps prevent the "ah no tried this before and it was rubbish now I have a whole bottle" scenario.
  56. Re: Does skin change over time with the use of Fragrance

    Pack them away for a few months and then come back to them, probably a combination of things, season, hormones, stress/current mood. But if after that they still aren't working maybe it's time to let...
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    Re: First Experience with Real Oud (Oud Yusuf)

    Very keen to try this, how much is a sample or the 3g size you got?
  58. Re: Does skin change over time with the use of Fragrance

    Have you tried spraying it on some paper or clothing to see how the scent develops there?
  59. Re: Magazine ad "sniffers". Does anyone sell lots?

    On those ad sniffers you'd basically just be smelling the base notes?
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    Re: Yor most worn scent, ever....

    2 bottles of YSL M7, my first love
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    Re: Ridiculous prices on ebay

    These people obviously don't know how to use the "sort by lowest price + shipping" , that brings all the right prices out of the wood work, then you just choose the most reliable looking seller....
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    Re: How did you get into the fragrance game?

    Smelt YSL M7 in a magazine on one of those adverts with a sample card with the smell embedded, took me a few years to finally buy it only to open the box and see a half brown bottle and find out it...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I don't think I spray on enough to be able to get compliments from strangers, I'm frugal, as long as I can smell it I'm happy. Think I need to get more risqué with my dosages, might as well spread...
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    Re: How much do you spend a month of fragrance?

    Holy cr4p you guys have money to burn! There I was feeling a bit decadent with my 7 bottles :(
    Has its disadvantages, imagine looking after 100 bottles of frags properly and actually using/getting...
  65. Re: Controversial opinions on fragrances and its industry: Let's share!

    I'm really struggling to appreciate the level of science in this thread, such as : perfume doesn't get absorbed into the skin?
    If you belive that then whatever you say needs to be taken with a large...
  66. Thread: 212 Men

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    Re: 212 Men

    Maybe it's been reformulated, I have had that same experience with a few frags, you just can't seem to recapture that magic with another bottle.
    Also tastes change what smelt sophisticated and...
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    Jeanne Arthes Vetiver?

    That frag brand, Jeanne Arthes, makes very decent stuff for the price, which is rock bottom, quality and longevity all seem good. I have had some expensive frags from the big name fashion houses that...
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    How do you guys ship perfume?

    DHL Express has perfumes on their prohibited list, just checked now, most of the carriers do these days. It's because airlines won't allow it , but DHL apparently has it's own fleet of cargo planes...
  69. Do fakes have valid date codes on the boxes?

    Just noticed my old topic, has anyone found fakes that go as far as putting valid date codes on the box/bottle, ie a date code the checkcosmetic website and others can read when you select the...
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    Re: How do you guys ship perfume?

    From what I understand the importing of a frag itself is not illegal in most countries but the method of shipping may be.
    The shipping of perfume in a plane is not actually outlawed, you can take...
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    Re: How do you guys ship perfume?

    Sea is apparently the only legal method but it is not an option that's feasible, it takes months for the item to be delivered. It normally also has no online tracking so the seller is screwed anyway...
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    Re: How do you guys ship perfume?

    Paypal refunds the buyer if the item doesn't arrived or if it arrives broken/not as described.
    Its the sellers responsibility to ensure the product arrives and in good order.

    So in the case of...
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    How do you guys ship perfume?

    I live in South Africa and I listed an item in the Basenotes market place for $50, I have an interested buyer and will need to ship it to India, buyer is good and will pay with Paypal.

    But...
  74. Do fakes have valid date codes on the boxes?

    Do fakes have valid date codes on the boxes.
    The codes that you can use to check the age here:
    http://checkcosmetic.net/

    A guy is selling some new boxed frags at a third of retail and he has...
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    Re: YSL M7 reformulation date?

    Yip mines the bottom one - the cosmetic date finder site says it was made in Sep 2011.
    It does appear to smell very similar to the original.
    Dry down certainly still has a mysterious alluring note...
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    Re: YSL M7 reformulation date?

    I just got a bottle today in South Africa with those exact words : 92521 NEUILLY Cedex Feance - PARIS - MADE IN FRANCE
    But mine just says "Yves Saint Laurent" without the word "Parfums"

    What do...
  77. Re: Anyone prefer the reformulated Dior Homme Intense to the old version?

    In this reply lies the whole psychological part of this debate :
    A large component of an olfactory experience is in your mind and is swayed by your emotions, always will be and never changes.
    ...
  78. Re: Anyone prefer the reformulated Dior Homme Intense to the old version?

    I could swear this whole re-formulation being rubbish paradigm was concocted by wiley old eBay sellers.
    They now sell grotto old half-filled bottles of fragrance for a huge premium
    What's not to...
  79. Re: Would I like OSCAR DE LA RENTA Pour Lui Eau? :P

    How would you guys describe the experience of wearing it?
    A walk in a damp oak forest with new suede leather shoes etc
  80. Re: Would I like OSCAR DE LA RENTA Pour Lui Eau? :P

    Oops thats a typo!
    Its the normal OSCAR DE LA RENTA - Pour Lui
    Versace L'Homme is a little bland if I remember correctly - a type of Cyphre?
    Just a clean fresh frag with not a lot of unique...
  81. Would I like OSCAR DE LA RENTA Pour Lui Eau? :P

    Hi Peeples
    Happy & Prosperous 2012 to you all!

    I need some advice , I have to buy most of my Frags online as here in South Africa frags are mind boggling expensive - esp if you have a slight...
  82. Re: Ordered Aftershave Splash By mistake - Whats up with this stuff?!

    Thanks for that!
    That was what I was interested in knowing!
  83. Re: Ordered Aftershave Splash By mistake - Whats up with this stuff?!

    Ok Returning it seems to be the wise consensus.
    Apart from it obviously not being Eau De Toilette what is After Shave Splash all about
    Why would anyone want After Shave Splash over Eau De Toilette...
  84. Ordered Aftershave Splash By mistake - Whats up with this stuff?!

    I ordered Davidoff Silver Shadow Private (going on the few but good ratings here on basenotes) but I must have been half asleep at the time becuase I ordered the After Shave Splash by mistake instead...
  85. Re: Strawberry.net ground something off my bottle - whats up?

    The bottle has most definitely been ground rather deeply into the glass , It's reasonably clear from the picture that its into the glass.
    Although I suppose if you may not have used power tools...
  86. Re: Strawberry.net ground something off my bottle - whats up?

    What would peeling the sticker off show?
    It is a clear sticker so I can see much of what is behind it
  87. Re: Strawberry.net ground something off my bottle - whats up?

    That makes sense!
    So is that one of the reason places like strawberrynet etc are often so cheap - They source stock anywhere and anyhow?
    Because despite my Bottle of Michael Kors being genuine I...
  88. Re: Strawberry.net ground something off my bottle - whats up?

    Yes - agree with that 100%!!
    But its just rather unusual for someone to have gone to all the effort of grinding something off!
    Esp as strawberrynet.com is quite a large and well know seller maybe...
  89. Strawberry.net ground something off my bottle - whats up?

    Just got a bottle of Michael Kors - Michael 75ml delivered from Strawberry.net and there was something that was so important to get off of the bottle they literally ground it off the glass! The glass...
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