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  1. Re: What is your most worn fragrance according to your "Scent of the day"?

    Turns out it is Montale Red Aoud

    Probably not my absolute favourite but would make my top 5
  2. Re: How does your significant other deal with your fragrance habits?

    Potentially one blind buy away from divorce
  3. Sticky: Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    No problem - I will get them in the post tomorrow

    I am going to trim the list down today and add a few others so have a look and see if you would rather have any of the new ones

    Cheers
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    Re: Folks who ask you what fragrance you're wearing

    So the only reason people ask you what you are wearing is so that they can go out and buy it? Pretty paranoid approach.

    Ever thought that they may just be asking out of interest, to start a...
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    Re: What's the one ingredient you hate?

    Immortelle, Tuberose, Tomato Leaf and 90% of whatever the hell is in Secretions Magnifique
  6. Re: Basenotes Top 40 Most Complimented Fragrances - CLONES/DUPES/SMELLALIKE THREAD

    I could do with people's opinion on this - just tried a sample of Geo F Trumper Curzon Cologne and it reminds me very much of Invasion Barbare - I have only tested it on paper and I appreciate that...
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    Re: What Should Be My Next Niche

    I would give Interlude a run

    Hated it on the first try, tried it again and now couldn't be without it - comes with the added benefit of nuclear projection with infinite longevity
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    Re: Niche frags that are a must?

    It can get pretty expensive blind buying niche - I would rather spend £200 on samples than on one bottle that I end up not liking

    Houses that enjoy (after lengthy sampling) are:

    Amouage...
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    Re: What Should Be My Next Niche

    XXV is great but I find it doesn't last that long which is a shame considering the cost

    Out of interest, have you sampled the scents on your short list?
  10. Sticky: Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    I get samples from all over although when buying in the UK I tend to use Scentsamples - Patrick who runs it seems to be a good guy and the service/samples they offer are very good
  11. Sticky: Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    Nice of you to say but the reality is that I am an impulsive buyer of samples and bottles and this exercise of clearing the decks is largely down to the need to reduce the grief I get from my wife...
  12. Sticky: Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    No problem - let me know if you want any more - only reason for suggesting 5 was to stop someone claiming all of them - as the thread has been going a while I am more than happy to send more to those...
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    There is no way I could wear Interlude for 7 days straight - don't get me wrong, Interlude is in my top 3 scents but I don't think I could stomach it for seven days - the flip side is that you would...
  14. Sticky: Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    No problem

    Cheers
  15. Sticky: Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    A*Men is missing in action, will replace with the Hayari

    Cheers
  16. Re: Effect of Rose or Violet scents on male body language and behavior

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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 22, 2014

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    Mancera Black to Black - still not in the Directory though?
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    Re: Post office refused perfume postage

    Exact same thing happened to me with a couple of bottles I bought direct from Montale

    The Post Office found the package and re-routed it to me with an exact delivery date - pretty good considering...
  19. Sticky: Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    No problem - will just have to confirm on the A*Men - cant seem to put my hands on it at the second

    Cheers
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    Re: Penhaligon perfumery

    Funnily enough, I was thinking about Penhaligons this morning while in the shower (lots of thinking done while in the shower)

    I was a fan of Penhaligons, I like English Fern, I own a number of...
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    Re: Picking a chocolate scent as a gift

    This

    Chocolate Greedy smells of chocolate and pretty much nothing else
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    Re: TomFord: Tuscan Leather or Oud Wood?

    Oud Wood

    Literally just tried a sample of TL while sat in my office and I am positive that OW is far better
  23. Sticky: Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    no problem - will get them to you asap
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    Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    If you read my earlier posts you will see that I have mentioned what I believe to be wrong with the scent in that it has a dirty smell and isn't as bright as I remember it.

    I cant help but feel...
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    Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    You are right Bigsly - I have just revisited my bottle of MI and can confirm that the problem is that I don't know what I am talking about.

    I have taken my nose outside and given it a good talking...
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    Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    I think that many are bouncing around the original question and the waters have become muddied with the question of 'vintage'

    It is quite easy for me as I believe I have an example of exactly what...
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    Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    For me, the bottle of MI is the same bottle that I have had for some time. Someone asked earlier how long I have had the bottle and the honest answer is that I can't remember so it must be a number...
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    Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    Read my original post - I would like to send a sample to someone to see if my opinion that the scent is spoiled is correct.

    For there to be a conspiracy, you would have to presume that someone...
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    Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    Are you blind buying these?

    If so, nothing matters in terms of suggestions as you are basing your purchases on other peoples likes
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    Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    I would buy as much Kouros as possible, throw it down the sink and feel good in the knowledge that you have destroyed $4000 of pure evil
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    Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    Mine almost has a dirty feel to it and I remember it being brighter than it now appears
  32. Sticky: Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    Yep - PM me your details

    Cheers
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    Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    I have a bottle of Creed MI that I am certain has gone off - in fact, if anyone wants a sample of it to compare against 'good' bottles then I will happily send as I would like to confirm that it is...
  34. Thread: First Cologne

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    Re: First Cologne

    Blue Stratos Sport - given to me by my Mum the night before I went away for the first time on my own on a school ski trip - I was 12

    Distinctly remember the bottle - it was white with red, blue...
  35. Sticky: Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    UK only - having a sample clear out - I would like to keep it to around 5 per person if possible. I have used my own system to give an indication as to how much is in each sample

    0.5 - enough for...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Intentional lightening of the thread??

    Good work
  37. Re: Frapin 1270, Spiriteuse Double Vanille, Aventus, Opus VI, XXV, your thoughts on any of these fra

    I own the SDV, Aventus and JXXV

    I really like all of them but sometimes find it difficult to wear the SDV and the JXXV as longevity and projection isn't great with either and I do like a scent to...
  38. Thread: Business Trip

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    Re: Business Trip

    I see trips away as a chance to commit to certain scents - a two week trip for me would be 3 bottles max

    It is sometimes nice not to stand in front of all your bottles having to make a decision...
  39. Re: How are you enjoying the trio from Papillon so far?

    I tried all three and from memory, Tobacco Rose was my favourite.

    Unfortunately for me, I am not a fan of suede as a note, I had hoped that Anubis might fix that issue but alas no - a very nice...
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    Re: Jubilation XXV horrible longevity and sillage

    It doesn't last as we'll on me as I would like however, I do get more than three hours out of it

    I think that my disappointment comes from the initial hope that it would last as well as Interlude...
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Found myself reading the full 'what is going on with Montale' thread last night and was inspired by Hednic to buy these two

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    Re: Montale - clarification?

    I have made quite a few purchases from them lately and while the website works well and the delivery is fairly quick it is a total and utter waste of time trying to get a reply on email from them
    ...
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    Re: Montale - clarification?

    I have sympathy with the OP as i have tried to find out the full story myself with little success

    The thing that confuses me is that there is a suggestion from one of the 'Montales' that the other...
  44. Re: What's your fragrance for your last day on Earth?

    I would make a serious attempt to drink my entire collection
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    Re: Invasion Barbare or Italian Cypress ?

    Further to my earlier post of IB being the better of the two (IMO) - I just received a free sample of IC along with a boat load of other samples and I still cant help but think that IC is pretty much...
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    Re: Similar to Cool Water but...less synthetic?

    /thread
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    Re: Invasion Barbare or Italian Cypress ?

    I think that IB is fantastic
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    Re: The surreal world of the amateur perfumer

    Enjoyed reading the article - mumsy, it is a step towards inevitable fame and fortune!
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    Poll: Re: What's your least favorite from Creed?

    Original Santal was something that really put me off Creed many years ago - my tastes have changed so it may be worth trying it again

    Also, the new Aqua line while nice smelling, literally has the...
  50. Re: Out of all these which is your favorites and least favorites....

    Best - M7

    Worst - Kouros
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    Re: Montale and Mancera in the UK

    Depending on the price, this could be good news. To be honest, it is pretty simple ordering straight from the Montale website so unless there is a variation in price I would probably still order from...
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    Re: The perfect 10 scent wardrobe???

    For me, I think I could live with the following 10 from my collection - whether or not this would work for your guy at work is hard to say

    Cedrat Boise/Aventus - I know they are not the same but...
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    Re: Inexpensive but alluring summer fragrance?

    I am getting in before a number of female members point out that they can not be generalised into one group!

    Good luck with the thread though!
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    Re: Any similar experiences?

    Platinum Egoiste - mate of mine had it when we were about 15. This was the time that we had just started getting served in Pubs (yes I know that the drinking age is 18 but we all played rugby and...
  55. Thread: Present to myself

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    Re: Present to myself

    I am wearing Montale Full Incense today - if you want incense, you cant go wrong with it
  56. Re: What are the fragrances that you "couldn't live without"

    I have probably answered this before and probably given a different answer but for now:

    Interlude Man - love it and hate it at the same time, it is like my dirty little secret
    Chergui - comfort...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille vs Ambre Narguile

    I own both and this is a tough choice

    My gut tells me you should go for TV

    I could be wrong though
  58. Re: Looking for some suggestions for unique yet versatile frags

    Without getting into specific scents as it is all very subjective, I have found that both Montale and Mancera offer a number of fragrances that would tick most of your boxes

    Montale in particular...
  59. Thread: 2 Word Reviews

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    Re: 2 Word Reviews

    New Creed Aqua Line - Blink miss

    Secretions Magnifique - Mouth sick

    Invasion Barbare - Wearing today (and very nice it is too)
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    Re: best summer vanillas

    I am wearing Mancera Roses Vanille today and it is pretty warm here - not sure how it is fairing in this weather but so far, no complaints from anyone!

    To be honest, I do not pay much attention to...
  61. Re: The best part of fragrances is imagining the circumstances in which they occur in...

    Secretions Magnifique - in a brothel straight after a vicious murder
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    Re: Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee to be re-released

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    This just arrived

    Now the question is, do I open it or wait until it appreciates in value and try and make money off fellow Basenoters with ridiculous prices?

    It is getting opened
    ...
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Tom Ford Oud Wood

    In isolation, I don't think that this fragrance is miles better than others in my collection but there is something worryingly familiar about it. It is a strange situation with...
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    Re: Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee to be re-released

    I was going to say that I have just blind bought this but I have really impulse bought this more than anything

    Not sure why I do this sort of thing really - I have only just sold full bottles of...
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    Re: Change of mind about new Creed line.

    Like many have posted, I can not live with the poor performance at this price point.

    I am not bashing Creed as I have a number of bottles in my collection but I can not understand why you would...
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    Re: Change of mind about new Creed line.

    Not sure that batch variation is likely to be an issue with a newly released scent?

    I have found that pretty much any scent has the ability to hang around for 24+ hours when sprayed on card but it...
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    Re: Change of mind about new Creed line.

    Gave Cedre Blanc a go tonight and had the same problem - is a great scent but literally vanishes after two hours.

    Really disappointed with all of the sample set - the ones I like don't last and...
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    Re: Vampire church incense suggestions

    Montale Full Incense - does exactly what it says on the tin
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    Re: Good alternative to Brut? (Designer)

    First thing I thought of was Sartorial
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    Re: Are the Cheapies Really Worth It?

    I managed to get the collection to well over 100 with the purchasing of 'cheapies' that didn't really hit the wallet too hard.

    The reality was that I rarely ever wore them as I found that I liked...
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    Re: Your winter 2014 purchase list

    Going to Abu Dhabi in November and looking forward to picking up a few bottles while I am there

    I will likely be asking advice nearer the time as to what I should be looking out for, maybe some of...
  72. Thread: You get one....

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    Re: You get one....

    Amber - Montale Blue Amber
    Vanilla - Eau des Baux
    Oud - Oud Wood
    Leather - Montale Greyland
    Gourmand - Chergui
  73. Thread: Purchasing Ideas

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    Re: Purchasing Ideas

    So many potential answers - any chance of a few pointers as to what type of scent you like?
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    Re: Help Me Out and Shut Me Up !

    Eau Des Baux is well worth a look although I am not sure if this fits in the 'designer' bracket that you are suggesting?
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 11, 2014

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    Have to wear this today after entering the 'Pick the SOTD for another Basenoter' thread

    silagevity picked this for me and I am quite enjoying it
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

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    Re: Pick another member's SOTD (Game)

    Done
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    Re: Pick another member's SOTD (Game)

    I am in - someone can pick my SOTD for tomorrow - no restrictions

    Cheers

    (if this takes off, I can see that I will use this for every daily decision!)
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    Re: What should be my first Montale...

    I think that the current formulation of Black Aoud is a shadow of its former self.

    Aoud Lime is one that I like and wear often and Red Aoud is also a favourite (wearing it today)

    I think that...
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    Re: Best Montale Fragrances

    Very hard to pin it down to three so in true Basenotes style I am going to give you my top 5

    Dark Aoud
    Greyland
    Red Aoud
    Aoud Lime
    Black Aoud

    and an honourable mention for Soleil De Capri
  81. Thread: Tactical Nuke

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    Re: Tactical Nuke

    If I was looking to upset everyone in the room, including myself then I would have a liberal 20+ sprays of Secretions Magnifique
  82. Re: Thanks to Basenotes, I discovered _____________ ( fragrance ).

    The bulk of what is in my collection
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    Re: I've been wearing EROLFA for 2 weeks straight

    On point 1 - I am in the process of doing this myself. I had over 100 bottles, realised that this was pointless as was not wearing many of them and I am currently trimming down the collection to a...
  84. Re: Have you ever suddenly fallen in love with a scent (you've already owned/tried)?

    I have been known to have numerous flings and one night stands with many a fragrance - is this love or lust?
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    Re: Change of mind about new Creed line.

    Nope - just checked with the wife and she says that she can't smell it either

    Shame as the fragrance is good but for the poor longevity and sky-high cost it will not be making an appearance in my...
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    Re: Change of mind about new Creed line.

    Wearing Vetiver Geranium tonight - it is really nice but only 90 minutes in and it is disappearing fast
  87. Re: Anyone ever get sent 2 fragrances instead of one?

    Happens to me all the time (that's what I tell my wife anyway)
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    Re: Is M7 worth a blind buy

    Well, in this instance Basenotes has proved to be of no use with a pretty much 50/50 split between the 'blind-buys' and 'don't blind-buys' - come on people, I rely on you!

    For the record, I have...
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    Re: Is M7 worth a blind buy

    Forgot to mention that I am a fan of Oud in general and I suppose that this makes it even safer - just wasn't sure if there was anything unusual going on with this one?

    Clearly, I have read...
  90. Re: "The one cologne to rule them all!" Which one is yours?

    I didn't read it like that

    I think 'signature scent' is one that you/others associate most closely with you - in my instance it wouldn't be Interlude as it is too expensive to wear all the time...
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    Is M7 worth a blind buy

    Long story short, I can buy a boxed and sealed 100ml bottle of M7 but I have never tried it before

    Safe blind buy?
  92. Re: "The one cologne to rule them all!" Which one is yours?

    It would be a toss-up between Chergui and Interlude
  93. Re: Pure Malt/Creation/2013? How do you know which one is which?

    I own both - not a massive difference in them for me.

    I am sure if you looked hard enough you could spot the difference but for me, they are all but the same
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Managed to turn the sale of 17 bottles into:

    Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    Invasion Barbare
    Jubilation XXV
    Roses Vanille
    Vetiver Tonka
    Ambre Narguile
  95. Re: A dark, brooding scent that screams; "Don't "Double-Cross" Me!

    When I am in a 'don't cross me mood' I wear Montale Dark Aoud
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    Re: How Do You Open Sample Vials?

    I always follow the same routine:

    first - I get annoyed as I hate these vials
    second - I grip tight and have an immediate fear that the vial will smash in my hands
    third - I pull the plastic top...
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    Re: Fragrance on tall people?

    If you have a large amount of 'dwarf' friends, I would suggest spraying directly on your groin to let them enjoy your chosen fragrance.

    Conversely, if you happen to be friendly with giants then I...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 4, 2014

    Aventus today - so far no compliments which make me think I could be wearing the wrong batch
  99. Re: Which niche fragrances would you give 10/10 for sillage/projection?

    It does have a certain vibe going on
  100. Re: Which niche fragrances would you give 10/10 for sillage/projection?

    Which samples did you try?
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