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  1. Re: If you already have a lot of fragrance but want another, do you buy the smaller size or larger ?

    I try to buy the smaller bottles these days, as I rarely get through a full 100ml bottle.
  2. Re: Have any of you guys tried vacuum sealing/packing your colognes?

    Vacuum will draw the liquid out of the bottles.
    Don't do it.
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    Re: Best/favorite MASCULINE smoky?

    Comme de Garcons Black. Love it. This is smokey.
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    Re: What was/would be your wedding fragrance?

    28 years ago, it was Dunhill Edition.
    Today, I could quite happily wear it again..........But now that I have more to choose from, I could choose from the following, depending on the weather and my...
  5. Re: My STC Tobacco Vanille is stronger than my eBay purchase?

    Sorry.....What is STC?
  6. Re: Who would wear Black by Comme des Garçons

    I have it, I love it and I wear it quite regularly......not to formal occassions or business meetings though.
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    Re: Cologne for Executives

    Hugh Parsons Traditional.
  8. Re: Clive Christian C versus X - How do they differ ?

    Not overkill to have both. They are not that similar.......X only has a hint of CNH.
  9. Re: Clive Christian C versus X - How do they differ ?

    X is difficult to compare with similar fragrances.......
    From X, I get a hint of Costume National Homme from it.
  10. Re: If I love CDG 2 Man will I love CDG Black?

    I own both, and love both.
    2 Man, IMO, can be worn on any day of the year.
    Black, IMO, needs to be worn on a certain type of day.....a cooler day.....not for formal occasions or business meetings...
  11. Re: What's Vic Mackey wearing when he's moonlighting as a crime figure?

    I can only picture him wearing a drug store scent.
    Caliber 12 by Jeanne Arthes maybe.....or Remy Latour's Cigar.
  12. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    My 2c worth..........

    I will not knowingly buy a fake......not interested in them.
    I keep an open mind with cheap alternatives. In the past, I was only interested in the original fragrances. My...
  13. Re: palermo perfumes tomford tobacco vanille vs real tomford tobacco vanille

    From this month, they only have 1 store. It is:
    474 Sydney Rd
    Coburg, 3058
  14. Re: palermo perfumes tomford tobacco vanille vs real tomford tobacco vanille

    I am getting a slight Costume National Homme vibe from the CC X.
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    Re: Oscar for Men: Is it a good scent?

    This is a really good scent, and cheap too.
    As Hednic mentioned, this can be worn anytime of the year.
  16. Re: palermo perfumes tomford tobacco vanille vs real tomford tobacco vanille

    I visited the Palermo store today, and bought the Dunhill by Dunhill, which I think is incorrectly named. I think it is a copy of the Dunhill Edition.
    I also bought the Clive Christian X. Never...
  17. Re: palermo perfumes tomford tobacco vanille vs real tomford tobacco vanille

    The Tuscan Leather and the Noir de Noir are VERY VERY good.
    I also have the originals of both of these. The Palermo's seem to be stronger.
    I do have the Oud Wood, but I don't like that one......but...
  18. Re: palermo perfumes tomford tobacco vanille vs real tomford tobacco vanille

    I have the real TV, Palermo's TV and Phaedon's Tabac Rouge.
    I wear the Palermo more than the others, mainly due to the price, I can afford to wear it daily if I want.
    I have never received a...
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Comme des Garcons Black
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    Re: Remy Latour Cigar.. Thoughts?

    The pyramid for Cigar:
    Top notes : bergamot, lemon, pear, plum, pineapple.
    Middle notes : tagete, geranium, jasmine, bayleaf, basil, nutmeg.
    Base notes : cedar wood, patchouli, sandalwood,...
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    Re: Remy Latour Cigar.. Thoughts?

    I have it, and I like it. I do like the 20th anniversary edition more. It is not quite the same as the regular Cigar.
    25853
  22. Re: Comme des Garcons 2 Man projection/longevity issues

    No, but it does make CdG2 redundant in my case.
  23. Re: Comme des Garcons 2 Man projection/longevity issues

    I do like CdG2 also. Longevity is not great on me......maybe 3-4 hours.
    If I want greater longevity, I use Le Labo Vetiver 46. It is similar to CdG2, but lasts longer. I get a full day from the Le...
  24. Re: New releases: L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Yuzu and Sport Mint

    They are similar, but the mint is a stronger fragrance, and fresher, IMHO.
    Longevity on the Sport was not good on me. 2-3 hours on a good day.
    Longevity on the Sport Mint was not bad.....I got 5-6...
  25. Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    For me, it is more of a case of the fragrance not being available in Australia.......or, Australia not getting the latest releases the same time that the rest of the world gets them. It can take...
  26. Re: New releases: L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Yuzu and Sport Mint

    I have the Sport Mint.
    As all the flankers, you can tell it is Issey Miyake. I do like the mint addition. Definitely noticeable.
    IMHO, this is better and last longer than the previous sport version.
  27. Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    I have been thinking about this for a few days now........70% of my fragrances are blind buys, and there have not been many disappointments.

    My most surprising, and enjoyable blind buy for me, was...
  28. Re: Outlaw and Independant perfumers who ignore IFRA bans

    Is abiding by the IFRA regulations, voluntary or mandatory?
  29. Re: Fragrances that smell identical to others.

    Tobacco Vanille = Phaedon Tabac Rouge
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    Re: Steve McQueen fragrances

    I received a bottle of King of Cool today.
    Wow, this is pretty good. Difficult to find. I had to buy mine from Kuwait.
    This reminds me of Black XS, and a little bit of Aventus.....even a bit of...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    Bluff by Lubin
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    Re: Opinions on L'Humaniste?

    I love this fragrance. Longevity is pretty good on me. I am a close up sprayer - 2 inches from the skin with all my fragrances.
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    Re: Best Drugstore Fragrance?

    Tabac EDC
    Pierre Cardin pour Monsieur
    Instinct David Beckham
  34. Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    You didn't run out of toilet paper at home, did you? (joke)


    I only have 1 fragrance with the fecal note....MFK Absolue Pour le Soir EDP.
  35. Poll: Re: Mercedes Benz-Bentley-Porsche-Ferrari-Jaguar-Cadillac

    Did you read the original post, or just the title?
    Which fragrance does Toyota make???????
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme suggestion

    If you can get a sniff of Pierre Balmains Carbone, this will give you an idea of what GPH smells like.

    (0005)
  37. Re: Frapin 1697 or 1270 ? Help Gentlemen Share Your Views.

    I too own both, and like them both.
    The 1697, IMO, is boozier than the 1270. I can only wear the 1697 on a cold evening.....not really for going out, but I find it a feel good comforting scent.
    ...
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    Re: Vintage or modern perfume

    Please tell us which vintage fragrances you have tried, that brought you to this conclusion.

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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    Is there more than 1 Tsar? Just the regular EDT.

    Numbering? I wanted get on board early with this new trend. ;-)

    (0002)
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    Just some cheapies for me....

    Tsar by Van Cleef and Arpels
    Ch Men by Carolina Herrera
    Loewe 7 by Loewe
    58 Avenue Montaigne Pour Homme Limited Edition by Saint Dupont
    Steve McQueen King of...
  41. Re: More complex/higher quality Bogart pour Homme?

    To the confused....

    Bogart Pour Homme:
    23929

    Bogart.....
    23930

    2 different fragrances
    The fragrance directory on BN has the wrong pictures in their directory.
  42. Re: What has got more female compliments than aventus in your personal experience

    Never had a compliment while wearing Aventus.
  43. Re: Need poor mans TF Noir de Noir and Tobacco Vanille

    A nearly identical substitute for TV is Phaedon's Tabac Rouge, and it's half the price.
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    Do fragrances improves with age?

    Apologies if this has been asked before.......

    There have been times when I have tested fragrances in the store, then after opening the new bottle at home, it smells different. To the point where...
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    Re: Advice about vintage purchase gone bad

    If there was no mention of decanting in the auction, that is, you were buying the vintage bottle only, then I would put in a claim.
  46. Re: Impromptu Pre-Christmas Sniff-Together, next Sat 7th December in Northcote

    Sorry Gals and Guys.....I 'm out for Saturday. I have too much on this weekend.
    Have a great time.
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    Re: Just sampled: "Bentley for Men"

    Which did you receive? the EDT or the EDP (Intense)?
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    Re: TF Noir de Noir vs PoaL

    Yes, seriously. Happy to wear unisex fragrances, but I draw the line at a fragrance that is clearly labelled and made for a woman. (no offence to anyone).
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    Re: TF Noir de Noir vs PoaL

    I haven't tried PoaL, but I couldn't wear it, just because of the name.
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    Re: Phaedon Tabac Rouge..

    Lovely scent. Worth buying.
    If you like TV, then this is a safe blind buy.
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    Re: Just sampled: "Bentley for Men"

    You may have to change your beliefs.......The Intense is an EDP.
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    Re: Hugh Parsons King's Road..

    Sorry, I was out this morning.....but I am back now.

    The Hugh Parsons frags are EDP's, and are quite strong.....but not projection monsters.
    Longevity - I get 8-10 hours out of them
    Projection -...
  53. Poll: Re: Mercedes Benz-Bentley-Porsche-Ferrari-Jaguar-Cadillac

    ^x2, The Bugatti is an amazing scent.
    .....but for the options given, it is Bentley.
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    Re: Hugh Parsons King's Road..

    Yes. I have this and Whitehall.
    It is a citrus/spicy scent. Not loved by everyone, but I like it. I like Whitehall more.
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    Re: Just sampled: "Bentley for Men"

    ..............Soooooo, because it is labelled as a car manufacturer, the fragrance is not good??????
    Don't knock it if you haven't tried it.
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    Re: Name the TOP 3 designer releases in 2013

    Bentley for Men
    Bentley for Men Intense
    Bottega Veneta Pour Homme
    Dior Cologne 2013
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    Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    For me.....

    Noir de Noir - Tom Ford
    Rose d'Arabie - Armani Privee
    Midnight Oud - Juliette Has A Gun
    Oscar for Men by Oscar de la Renta
    Arabian Nights - Jesus del Pozo
    Opus 1870 - Penhaligon's...
  58. Re: Is Wire Transfer of $2,000 to fragrancenet safe?

    If you have a friend in the USA to help you, then just pay your friend the $2000, then your friend can buy the items and then send them to you.
    I don't see the problem.
    Unfortunately, due to the...
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    Re: Melbourne Sniff-Together dates for 2013

    I bought them from this seller: http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item=221215110865&_ssn=ebs-77&_sop=3

    Good luck!
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    Re: Melbourne Sniff-Together dates for 2013

    Great to catch up with everyone again. Had fun.
    Thanks to all that brought samples etc.

    To those that haven't attended a sniff together before, you must come.
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    Re: Fragrance clones?

    Tobacco Vanille = Phaedon Tabac Rouge
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    Re: Melbourne Sniff-Together dates for 2013

    Let me know if anyone wants to try anything from my collection, and I'll try to bring it with me.
    My basenotes wardrobe is not up to date, so check here to see what I have:...
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    Re: Melbourne Sniff-Together dates for 2013

    Looks like some data is missing from here.
    Are we still on for this Sunday?
    John
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    Re: Melbourne Sniff-Together dates for 2013

    Ladies and Gents, have a great sniff together in a few weeks. Wish I could be there, but I'll be overseas on business.
  65. Re: Do you ever feel "guilty" for your excesses?

    Yes, but the guilt is short lived.
  66. Re: My experience with Burberry Customer Service

    Thanks for the great link.........and is that where yours was purchased?
  67. Re: My experience with Burberry Customer Service

    Sorry........but you called them, and TOLD them to send you a new bottle.....
    Burberry do not sell their perfumes by mail order. They sell them in the store, which is probably where your friend...
  68. Re: what was the longest time ever you waited for....

    3 months.
    I did a Paypal claim after 6 weeks. Got a refund, then the package arrived after 3 months. I then emailed the seller, and paid for it again.
    I had to do the claim at 6 weeks, as it was...
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    Re: Shopping in Melbourne Australia.

    I will be away for the next one, sorry. Have a great time.
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    Re: Shopping in Melbourne Australia.

    I called in to Peony today, as I hadn't been there for a while.
    I ended up buying some Creed Aventus. I nearly bought the Agarwoud by Heeley.......that was very nice too.
  71. Re: Your Most Recent Purchase That You're Very Happy With

    Arabian Nights by Jesus Del Pozo
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    Re: Your Top 3 favorite Diptyque & Byredo ?

    Tam Dao
    Eau Duelle

    Sunday Cologne
    Bal d'Afrique
    Chembur
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, Apr, 5th, 2013

    Dior Homme Cologne 2013
  74. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    You no longer have Ambre Sultan in your collection.
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    Re: SOTD: Weds, Apr 3rd, 2013

    Dior Homme Cologne 2013

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.17256.jpg
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    Re: Best Vanilla/smooth, creamy scent?

    Yes, this one.
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    Re: This is really irritating me!

    When you say the scents do not last long on you, is it that you cannot smell the scent after a few hours, or others cannot smell the scent on you?

    I have a friend that makes the same comments as...
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    Re: The worst DHI vintage fake I've ever seen

    Could you please share with us, where it is says that in the auction......I couldn't see it.
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    Re: The worst DHI vintage fake I've ever seen

    Here is a fellow Basenoter, that bought a 150ml bottle with the silver collar back in 2011. It has the same batch code as the one on ebay.....It that one a fake also? ...
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    Re: The worst DHI vintage fake I've ever seen

    ^^^^^ I am not convinced that it is a fake yet. Your arguments, IMO, are not credible.
    SO, you are saying that all this sellers fragrances are fakes? .....and that there are no real fragrances in...
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    Re: The worst DHI vintage fake I've ever seen

    Thanks for responding.
    Did it not live up to your expectations? Or were you comparing it to some other DHI that you have/had?
    How was the bottle itself?
    What did you do with the bottle you bought?...
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    Re: The worst DHI vintage fake I've ever seen

    Actually seen a bottle in real life......Not a fake bottle on the internet, which is not even labelled Dior.

    So far, the only questionable thing about the OP's bottle, is the silver neck. The...
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    Re: The worst DHI vintage fake I've ever seen

    Thanks, but that is not what I asked for.
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    Re: The worst DHI vintage fake I've ever seen

    So, what were your thoughts when you received it?

    - - - Updated - - -



    Yes, there are legit fragrances on ebay. Now you are aware. :happy:
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    Re: The worst DHI vintage fake I've ever seen

    Anyone on here ever bought, or seen an actual fake bottle of DHI?
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    Re: The worst DHI vintage fake I've ever seen

    Sorry, but I am going to disagree with you also.
    The second and third pics are taken on an angle, so it is not possible to see whether the bottle is asymmetrical or not. The first pic is head on and...
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    Re: New cologne for work.

    Give Traditional by Hugh Parsons a try.
    It is not over powering, or offensive. This is not a night clubbing scent. It goes very well with a shirt, tie and suit.
    Hard to find, but worth the effort....
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    Re: The worst DHI vintage fake I've ever seen

    Where did you get the 'June 2012' date from??????
    I make out that 1T02 is June 2011.
  89. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    docluv45, your wardrobe is not showing for some reason, so I am taking a frsgrance from the previous poster, rubegon.

    Rubegon, you have just lost your Habit Rouge L'Extrait
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud

    A thumbs up from me on this one. I like this one a lot.
  91. Re: If I like A*Men, will the flankers be safe buys?

    I like the original A*men, so I bought the flankers......and then sold them.

    To quote someone else, "I didn't care for the flankers from this house".
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    Re: Moisturiser making my skin even drier

    I have very dry skin. I do not use any face wash at all. I have tried, but it dries my skin out even more. To the point where it feels like it is burning. I don't know why, but that is just the way...
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    Re: Buying perfumes from America

    Not sure how these prices compare, but they are available in Australia with free postage.
    http://www.graysoutlet.com.au/search?q=bond+no.9
    http://www.graysoutlet.com.au/search?q=chergui
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    Re: Coromandel and LiDGE

    Have them both, love them both, but they are not similar at all.
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    Re: Top 5 Oud based fragrances

    In no particular order:

    MFK Oud
    Creed Royal Oud
    Armani Privee Our Royal
    Jesus Del Pozo Arabian Nights
    Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud

    Honorable mentions:
    Ferrari Essence Oud
  96. Re: Taking my girl out to a pretty upscale strip club for her first time...

    Jovan Musk.
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    Re: New shipping regulations from UK

    Did you only search for GIT, or did you search for Aventus also?

    Jokes aside.....It is a shame, as I have been buying some great frags at great prices out of the UK recently.

    I wonder if it a...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

    Kings Road by Hugh Parsons
  99. Re: I just got Banged! My newest Obsession Marc Jacobs Bang

    So, how is that a blind buy......seeing it in a shop and trying it?

    I do like Bang. Great longevity on me. The flanker Bang Bang is a dud though.
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    Re: Most Disappointing Montale Scents

    Wood and Spices.....Was a huge disappointment for me.
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