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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    Most people are like sheep and are just jealous of Turin's success or anyone's success.

    As sheep, they are also lazy and can't be arsed to do the research and hard work involved in getting a book...
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    Re: Male Fragrance - Best choice, help! DHI?

    Ok. Well Eau is a toned down DH with a citrus edge -- DHI is an almost heightened version of DH and preferable for evenings and cooler days imo.The other ones you want to test would be ideal for...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    London --tf
  4. Re: Hong kong retail vs airport duty free prices

    A very vexing question -- how much you gonna save either way? Sleep tight!
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    Re: Found a bottle of gucci rush for men today

    What a difference to the crap they are peddling now.
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    Re: A great quality of the ingredients!?

    The skill is in how the fragrance is put together. Is it a smooth ride or does it occasionally jar, screech or just fall apart? That's about as far as my 'expertise' goes. Different perfumers can...
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    Re: New Fragrance: DSQUARED² Intense He Wood

    Haven't seen it yet

    I prefer She Wood anyway -- totally unisex
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    Re: Male Fragrance - Best choice, help! DHI?

    Do you mean Dior Homme -- Eau smells nothing like DHI
  9. Re: Hello, what fragrances would be more 'manly'

    Uh - Oh -- Here we go again :angry:

    You must be getting a healthy discount on Creed anyway aren't you? Maybe a bonus as Aventus was mentioned early ??
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    Re: What are your next purchases going to be?

    Oh dear -- 1 out of 5 is ok performance wise -- that doesn't bode well
    Thanks though
  11. Re: Similarities between Creed Spice & Wood and Montecristo?

    Hey -- it's not like saying Black is similar to Yellow

    If you perceive a likeness -- it's there
  12. Re: Which samples should I get from the best houses?

    So, OP -- you managed to get all the other more difficult fragance spelling correct, but you fu..ed up with Aventus big time. Any reason?
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    Re: What are your next purchases going to be?

    It was gonna be Richwood but not at nearly £600.00 for 100ml. Wtf?

    I'm interested in investigating fragrances from Smell Bent (Los Angeles). They seem kind of wacky and the bottles are atrocious...
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    Re: Inexpensive perfume with great quality

    Arpege
  15. Thread: Your help please

    by Kaern
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    Re: Your help please

    Are you kidding? DH by a light year
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    Re: Recent Blind Buy Disappointments?

    Actually I am a bit shocked/ surprised -- what were you expecting from them?

    To the OP -- I am not sure how spending 17 bucks equates to taking a 'big risk' but it's all relative I suppose
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    Re: Versace VS Issey, a litle help pease.

    I'd go with the Issey, but it's too ubiquitous for me

    Wait for Issey's ' summer special' limited editions-- they are usually pretty good
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Zeste de Soleil -- Cartier
  19. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/14/14) Round 2: Antaeus vs A*Men

    It's very close as I dislike both
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    Re: What's the deal with attars?

    £12 per 10ml is widely available. Not sure why Amouage are astronomically priced.
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    Re: Exploring oriental frags!

    just a few from hundreds

    Shalimar - Geurlain
    Eau Duelle - Diptyque
    Josephine Baker - ELdO
    Spicy for Him - M.Micallef
  22. Re: What favorite scents do you like to recommend? Easy to find, not too expensive.

    Amber PH - Prada
    Egoiste - Chanel
    Bentley Intense

    All 3 put most 'niche' fragrances to shame
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 14, 2014

    Akkad - Lubin
  24. Re: Niche/Natural Fragrance Suggestions For Beginner

    I smell a rat

    ''' All I hear about is Creed''??? '''don't know anything about niche'''' '' fragrances I enjoy but can't wear''??? Why?

    '' Are there other Houses to consider''? Dumbest question...
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    Poll: Re: Favorite A*Men Flanker + A*Men

    The Taste kills them all imo
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    Re: Colognes for a College Student

    I don't know if LDI Summer 2012 is still available anywhere -- loved it

    If not -- maybe Bottega Veneta PH
  27. Re: Cartier Roadster VS Dior Homme Sport 2008/2012 (Office use in a hot summer!)

    Not keen on either but would go with Roadster as I like the bottle
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    Re: Petit livre des saloons

    I think it's ' A small piece of liver in a saloon car', which makes sense
  29. Re: Have you noticed it's always the same fragrances that are mentioned in every thread?

    Dead right.

    When SA's tell me that this is their 'best seller' it's a turn off for me.
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    Re: New Frédéric Malle Release

    Looking forward to this

    The new release rate for Malle is low -- not sure this is a good thing or bad. Just an observation
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 11, 2014

    Korrigan - Lubin
  32. Re: Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    I don't know cos it's never happened
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    Re: An Amazing Citrus?

    Shoot -- it's the same OP :undecided:
  34. Re: first-world problems: dust, scratches, fingerprints, lighting

    No, c'mon -- this is some serious shit here
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Enigma edp -- roja dove
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    Re: Serge Lutens best florals for women

    Any woman who wears either of these -- I will love.

    I wish I had the cojones to wear A La Nuit
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    Re: An Amazing Citrus?

    Askett & English -- both versions are gorgeous

    Also have a soft spot for Selection Verte
  38. Re: Male fragrance, which vetiver should i choose?

    Your top two are excellent choices. I am not so keen on the Grey, but have worn it out.

    If you spot LT Piver's Vetiver -- grab a bottle
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    Re: New Perfumer at Caron

    [QUOTE=pluran;3118232]I don't know who it is but I hear Caron has a new perfumer attempting to make the classics worth smelling again./QUOTE]

    That's gonna be a tough gig but worthwhile. Using new...
  40. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/9/14) Round 2: Aventus vs YSL L`Homme

    This is a joke -- right?
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    Re: Best Blood Orange Fragrance

    There was a lovely one by L'Occitane but it is discontinued now

    I suggest L'Anarchiste by Caron for blood oranges (with a touch of copper)
  42. Re: Versace Pour Homme: The Best Fresh Designer Fragrance!

    Sorry -- I'm blowing a big fat 'raspberry' :cheesy:
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    Re: Help with something JC Ellena once said.

    That's a valid point re Nostalgia ^^^ -- definitely won'y detect any basenotes early on

    I remember the vintage L'Homme by Versace smelling totally different uptop to what it finished as with no...
  44. Poll: Re: Which one is sexier: Dior Homme vs Dior Homme Intense

    I am 'sexy'

    Ergo every fragrance I wear becomes so
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    Re: Help with something JC Ellena once said.

    Pyramids are good for a laugh though. 'Blond Woods' , etc
  46. Re: Article: 4160 Tuesdays - now available in the US

    Sarah is pure punk --

    Very nice range
  47. Re: Comme Des Garcons - SERPENTINE - A New Fragrance

    Tracy Emin involved? It ain't gonna be cheap (well moneywise)

    I wish CDG would bring back Mark Buxton -- those were the days
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    Re: Creed Aventus...Polo Green?

    Both contain the letters 'e' and 'n' in them
  49. Re: Any suggestion where to find a 60ml bottle of Cedrat Boise by Mancera?

    Pretty reasonable if I remember correctly -- it was either just under £60 or just over
  50. Re: Any suggestion where to find a 60ml bottle of Cedrat Boise by Mancera?

    I know for certain that Selfridges stock CB in 60ml. Well, that's where I purchased mine.

    Haven't seen the Mancera line anywhere else in London so far.
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    Re: Fragrances and weight

    Sorry -- this cracked me up :huh:
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    Re: Jean Patou Pour Homme - HELP!

    If it's an aftershave -- it might be close to the reformulation? :cry:
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    Sticky: Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    I purchased Aventus the week it was launched and it cost me £120. What is it now -- £190?, £200? Why?

    Those pineapples becoming difficult to source?
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    Re: Newest Paco Rabanne pour homme

    The new (est) version is a travesty of the original imo.

    PR are too consumed with making fortunes elsewhere rather than bother with, once was, a masterpiece
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    Re: Does clothing play a role?

    I am wearing my too tight Safari Suit in the style of Alan Partridge at work today, combined with a gargantuan slug of Joop Homme and people are certainly enjoying my presence -- well they all have...
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    Re: Next Tauer: "vanilla centric"?

    Creamy - flowery? Uh - Oh!

    Haven't liked his last few -- all smelt a bit chemical imo
  57. Re: Whats the most disappointing blind buy you have had.

    Shoot -- 3 duffers right there. A cautionary tale

    Nice post though :thumbsup:
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    Re: Chanel Fragrance Help

    For me, Egoiste is divine and Platinum is not
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    Re: S O T D Friday March 28, 2014

    Derby
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    Poll: Re: POLL: Edition Blanche or L'Humaniste?

    Gotta agree

    If Chanel disappeared up it's own backside, there would only be 3 fragrances I'd miss -- this is one
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Just what I need -- a sermon from a blowhard

    Has it crossed your mind that your extreme bias towards Amouage is clouding your judgement?

    Beloved Man was a total letdown for me, but I didn' call...
  62. Re: Is the Intense/Extreme version always superior?

    The Intense version of Bentley for Men is so different to the original -- like 2 standalones
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    Re: help me to find a german scent

    Check. Lovely store in Vienna

    Linari is a German company but their fragrances are made in France
  64. Re: I own YSL Rive Gauche. Would it be redundant to pursue HDP 1725?

    Never redundant to pursue such a fine fragrance. Rive Gauche is almost a one off anyway.
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport or Boss Bottled

    Ditch em both!

    Check out Bottega Veneta PH or Egoiste
  66. Thread: Hugh Parsons

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    Re: Hugh Parsons

    High End? The fragrance names sound a bit tacky and aimed at tourists.

    Can't remember ever seeing the store though.
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    Re: Adidas Get Ready! for Men.. check this out!

    Oh Man -- that bottle :cheesy:
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Hey Mr R -- Always. I don't pretend to speak on behalf of anyone else.



    Firstly, don't -- it wasn't meant as one. I was calling it as I saw it. Dismissing other people's comments as basically...
  69. Re: Divine L’homme de coeur and Amouage Honour Man . . .

    The Divine is more usually compared to Dior Homme. Honour Man has a very strong pepper note going on also, so I don't really get the connection and I have worn both. But if they strike you as similar...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Actually - you have responded to it twice now. I apologise for not reaching your intellectual heights though.

    I wasn't 'baiting' for the sake of it. Beloved Man smelt no better than a 'mall'...
  71. Re: "Basenotes members aren't qualified to give their opinion on fragrances."

    It's not just Creed SA's. The Amouage staff in these big stores also seem to be badly 'briefed' when you drill down.

    This always amazes me -- sales assistants who sell 'luxury' items should at...
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    Re: Bentley for Men Intense samples/decants

    Just buy a FB. It's a beaut....
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    Re: Teenager wearing Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    The pro is you will love it to bits -- the con is that it might make you feel a little sick. I've experienced both.

    Needs testing for sure
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    Re: Are any of you picky like me?

    I'm picky but not as much as you it seems. I usually find 3 or 4 a month to purchase. Some of these are revisits though --- Egoiste, Santal Noble and Dia most recently.
  75. Re: "Basenotes members aren't qualified to give their opinion on fragrances."

    You gotta differentiate between Creed employees and store employees.

    I was talking to this so-called Creed SA one time and he told me he had been 'on shoes' the rest of the week :2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Doesn't Opus VIII contain calone? That is scraping the barrel.

    I can't forget testing Beloved Man -- thought I was in a mall

    Hope they nail some soon
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    Re: MOLINARD LAVANDE...CHEAP for a reason?

    Point :wink:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    Egoiste
  79. Re: New to basenotes/cologne in general looking for woodsy scent

    Cheap but good? Check out Banana Republic's range if you can ---- especially Black Walnut
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    Re: MOLINARD LAVANDE...CHEAP for a reason?

    Lavender Water isn't expensive
  81. Re: I spent £1 on a scent that turns out to be pretty good!

    From another reviewer in January

    ...'Nice strong oudy scent, drydown reveals more cedar and citrus notes. Nice and cheap as chips. 1 £ at the local ethnic corner shop....'

    Think I'll check this...
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    Re: Best Guerlains mans fragances

    Derby and L'ame D'un Heros
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    Re: Why are so many people marked as "banned"?

    Hah -- I don't want to become some sort of Creed 'warden' for the site. I call 'em when I see 'em that's all.

    It amazes me some other basenoters can't identify these marketing creeps. Maybe they...
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    Re: Aventus Blended With SMW?

    Why don't you, at least, get the facts right. I said nothing against the OP. It was the opportunistic bandwagon jumping by MillesimeMe I objected to. That person is a shill for Creed -- take my word...
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    Re: Why are so many people marked as "banned"?

    I think we have the best mods ever currently. I know because I have sailed 'close to the wind' on a few occasions.

    However, maybe for one day a month we could have a 'free for all' where anything...
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    Re: Marijuana fragrance -- new!

    Yes, so am i -- it is supposed to be unisex. The hook up is with Liberty in London saleswise
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    Re: Tom Ford Golden Tears - Anyone tried this one?

    There may be a few bottles with 'Golden Tears' on them

    Imagine how much they would be worth :shocked:
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    Re: Aventus Blended With SMW?

    I second -- on both counts.
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    Re: Marijuana fragrance -- new!

    Not sure IPP. I think it's going to be called 'Jack'. Here is some more info:

    ....'Inspired by British heritage - and an obsession with the Union Jack - the perfume will come in a pillar-box red...
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    Re: Aventus Blended With SMW?

    Martinjo and I have been spotting these particular creatures for some time. They basically infest the forums with their pathetic marketing techniques and for me they are not welcome. I think you are...
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    Marijuana fragrance -- new!

    I read yesterday that Richard E Grant (actor) is going to be releasing a 'marijuana infused' fragrance soon. No more details known currently.

    Not sure how the police are going to react ?
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    Re: New Dior available 23 March -- CUIR CANNAGE

    I should have checked -- oops

    Thanks
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    Re: Aventus Blended With SMW?

    And where have you come from? The Creed marketing department?

    Get outta here :angry:
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    New Dior available 23 March -- CUIR CANNAGE

    From the blurb :

    ...' Cuir Cannage audaciously fuses rose, jasmine and iris (top notes) with contrasting manly robust base notes of leather to create a unique sensual woody experience ..' ...
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    Re: Xerjoff Nio Vs Creed Virgin Island Water

    Nio is lovely but can be worn all year round -- VIW is a strict summer scent imo
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    Re: Madhat Scents: Amber tar

    Sounds nice. Similar to Avignon, Zagorsk?
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    Re: Tom Ford Golden Tears - Anyone tried this one?

    That's what Tom sheds -- tears of gold
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, March 20, 2014

    London - Tom Ford
  99. Re: Question for both Guy & Girls, About Male Fragrances

    When I get in from work, I like my partner to smell like cooking fat

    Usually means she has included some chips in the evening meal :2vrolijk_08:
  100. Re: Article: Bond No.9 create fragrance for planned NYC location

    Shoot -- not that f...ing bottle again :cry: with laughter
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