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  1. Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Hopefully it is a rubber bottle with 'wooden look'. That way I can still cut out the stupid piece covering the sprayer and at least make it workable. if it's a wooden bottle I may have to get the...
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    Re: Summer night time fragrance

    Just ordered what will be used for most evenings this summer.....24 Platinum by Scentstory. 14.99 for 50ml as well, can't go wrong for such a great scent.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    Ditto!

    Haven't worn this for a while but this was my choice this morning too. It's sunny here but also a little chilly. I was deciding between this, Fahrenheit and LDDM.
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    Re: Tom Ford smelling session

    I think so. Harvey Nichols is right next to Knightsbridge station. I'll report back once I've tested the sample some more. I have heard that projection and longevity may not be as powerful as other...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Neroli Portofino

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SqVkTfvtmdc/T40sCCVhv2I/AAAAAAAADLs/kbnBVHWr0qA/s1600/TomFordNeroliPortofino1.jpg

    Although this isn't how it went down in the store.......
  6. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/4/14): L`air du Desert Marocain vs Le Male

    LDDM wins for me by a mile. Le Male is ok but I fail to see how it is so popular.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 4, 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.18552.jpg
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    Tom Ford smelling session

    So I've literally just dropped into Harvey Nichols in London a few minutes ago to pick up Neroli Portofino which I smelt last summer and was always going to pick up this spring. I went for the 50ml....
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    Re: Sharing stories/experiences!

    I work in a laboratory and wore Interlude Man to work the other day. It's a recent purchase for me and admittedly I did over apply. During the day some of my colleagues were rushing around the lab...
  10. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/20/14): Pure Havane vs The One

    Pure Havane.

    The one smells nice but performance is so poor I can't wear it for any occasion which involves leaving the house, as it has disappeared on my skin in half an hour. I can only get...
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    Re: S O T D: Friday, March 14, 2014

    A slight chill to the air but sunny and blue skies so this one is perfect.....
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, March 13, 2014

    La Yuqawam by Rasasi

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  13. Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    Most of mine are blind buys, unless they are expensive niche then I will try first. Fav blind buys would have to be LIDGE and Eaux de baux.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Absolute , thoughts ?

    I sprayed this on a tester strip in a department store last year and on first sniff didn't think it was a lot different to the original. However, when I smelt the strip when I got home I fell in love...
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    Re: Suggestions for a leather based fragrance

    Golden Boy by Dueto. Good stuff and a fraction of the price of Tuscan Leather.
  16. Thread: 2014

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    Re: 2014

    I may buy one more bottle in January for winter, maybe Amouage interlude man or Chergui. On my radar for spring/summer to add to my rotation are Byredo's Pulp and Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino. I...
  17. Thread: Ex-Idolo 33

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    Ex-Idolo 33

    Anybody else tried this yet? I received my sample and am really enjoying it but to my nose is quite similar to Tom Ford's Noir De Noir so not sure yet whether it's different enough for me to purchase...
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    Re: Skin/health issue , anyone care?

    Life is full of compromises. It has been proven for example that calorie restriction to a certain point will give you the longest lifespan. But do I want to 'survive' on 800 calories a day and be...
  19. Thread: A good fig

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    Re: A good fig

    If you're in the UK it might be worth checking out Jane Packer's Fig based perfume. Smells a lot like Philosykos to me. Longevity not great but worth a stab as you can buy it on discount for...
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    Re: Creed Millesime Imperial

    I agree. I get good projection and longevity on this one. Personally VIW is going to be my Creed choice for the heat, but i think MI is going to get worn more than GIT this spring.
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    Re: Do you ever feel "guilty" for your excesses?

    I think it was about 12-14 months ago that I started collecting. At the time I had 4 bottles. CK Shock, Joop Homme, CK One and Burberry Touch. I didn't know what niche perfumery was. I didn't know...
  22. Re: Winter fragrances that do surprisingly well in the summer heat !?

    A new purchase for me this winter was Andy Tauer LDDM.Although a spicy oriental its not too heavy and I think it will do really well in the warmer weather.
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    Les Exclusifs / Privee collection

    I'm planning on heading to Selfridges in London next week. Can you recommend 3 Chanel's I should sniff out from Les Exclusifs and 3 Dior's from the privee collection. I haven't smelt anything from...
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    Re: How do you choose which fragrance to wear?

    Like frostyicy, weather and mood more important than occasion. I often wear 1 million or TV as an office scent although some people will have you believe this shouldn't be done......
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    Re: How do you choose which fragrance to wear?

    Depends where I'm going, how long I want it to last and also just what i fancy that day. I get bored of wearing even my favourite fragrances more than a couple of times consecutively.

    Today in...
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    Poll: Re: La Nuit De L'Homme, TdH, DH, DHI or LIDGE

    I think LIDGE is far more versatile than DHI, but I just about prefer the scent of DHI. Both are staples for me.
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    Re: Concert suggestions

    My favourite gig going scents are aventus, Issey miyake and LIDGE. They all seem to work nicely in the slightly sweaty gig environment. Although when I went up front for Marilyn Manson I swear I...
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    Layering Fahrenheit with Aqua Fahrenheit

    With Fahrenheit being one of my current favourites I recently acquired the aqua flanker for spring/summer use. I really like this fragrance but wished it had a little bit more of the original...
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    Re: Does Creed SMW have a best batch also?

    Pretty sure the whole batch variation thing gets blown well out of proportion. I'm certain that most of the time it's a placebo effect because people have read about it and are already worried before...
  30. Re: For all the UK Creed Aventus lovers out there... check this out

    Thanks very much for the information portugal. I've been waiting for this.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Seems fine, see a few posts above. I'm ordering mine on cheapsmells now ;)
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    Re: Perfume: story of a murderer

    A friend bought me the film as a gift when she found out I was into fragrances. Amazing film. Will be reading the book next. I wonder if the perfume that Jean-Baptiste perfected would have been...
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    Re: http://www.cheapsmells.com/ OUTSTANDING!!

    Really? Where did you find that out and when will it be available? great news if true as I'm running out and was going to pay full price down at Harvey Nicholls.
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    Poll: Re: Millesime Imperial vs Silver Mountain Water

    MI is amazing. For some reason I just really dislike SMW.
  35. Re: Just received by bottle of 24 Gold by Scent Story

    Influenced by Bottomnotes youtube review I also blind bought this and it arrived today. Wow, I love it. very strong/sweet/beastly projection. To me the closest scent I own to this would be LIDGE, but...
  36. So today it's freezing cold so I decided to wear.....

    ....Creed's Virgin Island Water.

    Been following the 'seasonal scents' so far this Autumn/Winter but today woke up and although cold was a lovely blue sky. I just couldn't face a...
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    Re: Fall/winter Pure Malt, LIDG or LIDGE

    Blind bought LIDGE myself yesterday and love it. On first smell to me it seems like it has the best aspects of both DHI and La Nuit.
  38. Re: What scent do you prefer after the perfect shave?

    -Proraso pre shave cream
    -3 passes with feather DE blade and whichever Taylors of bond street cream I'm currently using
    -cold water rinse followed by alum block
    -cold water rinse, pat dry and...
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    Re: Not sure if this is a compliment or not!

    Some great comments and I definitely agree with L'homme Blanc, different scents for different events.

    I'll still wear it because I like the smell, maybe just not to work, or if I do, less sprays....
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    Re: Not sure if this is a compliment or not!

    LOL. I know him very well. He wasn't being funny/sarcastic, he was genuinely enquiring as to who had been in the office!
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    Not sure if this is a compliment or not!

    So yesterday I decided to wear Midnight in paris EDT to work. A colleague comes into my office and asks me which woman has been in here recently. I asked him why and he said because sh'es got really...
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    Re: Scent for attending concert

    My recent concert wearings were Pure Havane for Faith No More (felt a bit too sweet for the vibe of the gig) and I wore Aventus for Marilyn Manson (worked really well). Most gigs get pretty hot so...
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    Poll: Re: Creed GIT or Aventus poll

    Aventus for me. I picked up samples of both before I ever discovered basenotes and fell in love with Aventus without ever being aware of the 'overhype' debate. Really like GIT as well though.
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    Pure leather now available in UK

    For those that are interested http://www.muglerstore.co.uk/A*Men/M110,en_GB,sc.html

    From the reviews this sounds very similar to the original so I probably won't purchase this one myself.
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    Recommendation for a present for my mum

    I don't really know anything about women's fragrances so am looking for a bit of advice for a present for my mother who is in her 60's. She owns and likes the following 3 fragrances:

    Ghost by...
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    Re: Ordered some samples, want some opinions

    I haven't smelt Himalaya. From the Creeds which I have:

    Aventus/MI/VIW = Amazing
    OV/GIT = Good
    SMW = Makes me feel sick

    SMW for me is one of those fragrances where I don't understand how so...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, September 8, 2012

    Exactly the reason I've gone for this fantastic summer fragrance! Weather in London today is a scorcher. Sitting in the garden with a glass of wine and this fragrance on, I feel like I'm abroad on...
  48. Re: Your favorite all-season, all-occasion designer?

    Burberry Touch works for me in all seasons and can be worn out and to work. Still a favourite of mine.
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    Re: Next 'cheapie' blind buy

    Thanks everyone for your input, some great advice all around which has given me a lot to think about!
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    Next 'cheapie' blind buy

    So I've been into fragrances for about 6 months now and have a collection of 30 or so bottles. I'll be making a post shortly giving my thoughts on my introduction to fragrance and my journey so far....
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    Re: Calvin Klein Encounter

    I tried a sample and quite liked it. Nothing immdeiately amazing but boozey and fresh and just....nice. For some reason on first spray it reminded me of walking passed the fragrance counters at the...
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    Re: Summer Scent for Office- HIGH QUALITY

    I tried Invasion barbare for the first time yesterday, didn't think much of it at all on first wearing.

    Agree with Aventus, GIT and Bleu de Chanel. Can also add Burberry Touch as an office safe...
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    Re: A visit to Les Senteurs, London

    Bring your wellies, Hyde Park is an absolute mud heap at the moment, they even had to cancel some events there tomorrow for safety reasons. I'm seeing Soundgarden on Friday night mud permitting.
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    A visit to Les Senteurs, London

    I'm going to pop over to Les Senteurs within the next few weeks to pick up a few samples to try before buying my next bottle. What is the etiquette for how many samples I should ask for, I know the...
  55. Re: A few Pure Malt's going on ebay for uk buyers

    Indeed, bought mine from Sephora a few weeks back. They seem to be sold out at the moment though.
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    Re: A*Men/TV/New Haarlem

    Cheers guys, looks like I'll be making a visit to Harrods/Liberty's in the next few weeks ;). I know Liberty's stocks the Malle line. Does anyone know if Harrod's has the full Bond line? On their...
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    Re: A*Men/TV/New Haarlem

    Thanks everyone for the advice. I will look into all the ones mentioned.
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    A*Men/TV/New Haarlem

    I'm really enjoying A*Men original, Pure Malt, Pure Havane and Tobacco Vanille. Was looking into other fragrances with a similar style such as New Haarlem, Rochas Man and Musc Ravageur. I would...
  59. Re: Creed AVENTUS & Millesime Imperial 50ml $68, Offsite- Dior Oud Ispahan

    Just to give a thanks to Heperd, VIW received today in the UK. 14 days not too bad for snail mail from US. Excellently packaged and 'sensibly' packed as not to attract import tax ;). Juice smells...
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    Re: 1.7oz or 3.4oz?

    I usually go for the smaller size unless the larger one is practically identical in size. Also, a lot of my 'beginners' collection have been blind buys so a smaller bottle makes sense. I will however...
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    Poll: Re: Leau D'Issey by Issey Miyake

    Love it. Works really well when getting sweaty in gigs. In terms of fresh sents I will put this alongside MI and above ADG, allure homme sport etc.
  62. Re: What are the best "swiss army knife" fragrances?

    Doesn't get a lot of mentions but Burberry touch is quite versatile IMO and is also my most complimented fragrance although not my favourite.
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    Re: Mugler Store UK

    Thanks for the heads up Jabz. I love the original A*men and blind bought Pure Malt from the Sephora site a few days ago (must have got one of the last bottles as it seems to have sold out now). Only...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Wearing this today from your split and I can confirm it smells awesome :)
  65. Re: New splits for 2012! Armani/Prive| Creed | Dior | Guerlain | Puredistance | Tom Ford | Xerjoff

    Thank you very much Kron, received my GIT, Aventus and Tobacco Vanille when I got home tonight.

    Very helpful, great communication throughout the trade to keep me updated and the splits arrived...
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    Poll: Re: A*Men Pure Malt! How many will you buy?

    I wasn't sure where to buy this from until I saw someone mention in another thread that it was available on the French Sephora site. Placed my order yesterday (with a little help from google...
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