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  1. Re: Can please someone tell me what this smell is? Its amazing but I dont know what it is

    I second this.
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    Re: Help me find this Tom Ford...

    Definitely Rive D'Ambre.
  3. Re: Anybody has seen this Pure Malt bottle?

    I give up.
  4. Re: Anybody has seen this Pure Malt bottle?

    Or better still, just buy it online from the Mugler store. It's only £45 in the UK, hardly expensive if you are so concerned about the product being fake. The extra that you spend is surely worth...
  5. Re: Anybody has seen this Pure Malt bottle?

    [QUOTE=DarshVader;3118011]That's exactly what i thought. What i don't know is whether pure malt was ever sold in steel flasks as 'limited edition'. Mugler website has nothing on it either.[/QUOTE
    ...
  6. Re: Anybody has seen this Pure Malt bottle?

    It just looks like the bottle has been removed from the rubber flask and put into the metal flask.
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    Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    How things change! Updated list.

    1) More than Words
    2) Oud Ispahan
    3) Portrait of a Lady
    4) Lumiere Noire PH
    5) Intense Cafe
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    Re: Similar to Burberry London?

    Noel au Balcon by Etat Libre d'Orange is similar IMO.
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    Re: New uk based sample service?

    I have used Patrick's service a lot and can say that all of his products are genuine and always arrive in a timely fashion and are well packaged. His new website looks great and will hopefully prove...
  10. Re: Die-hard Niche Lovers - Is there ANY designer scent you WOULD buy and wear?

    Exactly; I misunderstood the post. Apologies.
  11. Re: Die-hard Niche Lovers - Is there ANY designer scent you WOULD buy and wear?

    I beg your pardon? I'm not sure what the hostility is about. I own around £40K worth of fragrances and have a pretty much even split of designer and niche. I rate Jaipur Homme, Kouros, Eau Sauvage...
  12. Re: Die-hard Niche Lovers - Is there ANY designer scent you WOULD buy and wear?

    Plenty. I don't discriminate because a fragrance is 'designer' in the same way that I don't think everything 'niche' is great. If it smells good to me, I couldn't care less if it cost £5.00 or £500.
  13. Re: Time to check in on those 2014 fragrance resolutions!

    It's not even that the car was boring, I just got bored of it! Just replaced my BMW 735i with a Jaguar XJ8. I'm rely a Jaguar man, but have flirted with BMWs for a few years, starting with the X5...
  14. Re: Time to check in on those 2014 fragrance resolutions!

    Doing well here; haven't bought anything though have received a couple of bottles as gifts.

    I did buy a new car though... does that count?! Got bored of my old one after less than 6 months. ...
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    Re: fake By Man by D&G

    I've got a full bottle of By Man that you can have for $50. The only catch... it's invisible.

    http://youtu.be/-ZYzbkk5X4M
  16. Poll: Re: Fragrances competition DESIGNER ---> (Round 1, pt.1)

    Bottled by a country mile.
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    Re: best Amouage Fragrace for men!

    Interlude is their best IMO.
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    Re: One fragrance away...

    Also a good choice.
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    Re: One fragrance away...

    I would suggest:
    Jovoy: Private Label
    Amouage: Epic (Man)
    YSL: M7
    Gucci: Envy
    MFK: Oud
    Mona Di Orio: Vetyver
    Mona Di Orio: Oud
  20. Re: Mancera Roses Vanille - I need thoughs, opinions, and comparisons.

    This was my first Mancera and it remains my favourite from the house so far. It is comparable to Montale's Intense Cafe, sans the coffee note up top.
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    Re: What does everyone else smell like?

    I work around a lot of young people and the most common fragrance is One Million. Probably 7 out of 10 wear it with the others favouring Lynx or their natural... scent.
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    Re: Buying Used Bottles...

    I also do this. Just like you, Tony, I have no need for full bottles of everything. I don't see it as being cheap, just resourceful.
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    Re: Something similar to Epic Man?

    The first thing that struck me upon spraying Epic, was that it was reminiscent of Tom Ford Extreme. Both different, but there's something in the feel of the fragrance that they share.
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    Re: Amber Absolute

    No similarity IMO. I think you'd be surprised at how different they are if you did a side by side.
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    Re: Best leather?

    One I'm really enjoying at the moment is Cuir Velours.
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    Re: compliments with interlude man

    Ditto.
  27. Re: Is there any fragrance that smells like reese's peanut butter cups?

    Try the Body Shop's Brazil Nut and/or Chocomania.
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    Re: compliments with interlude man

    Loads. Fantastic fragrance.
  29. Re: How much money do you spend on perfume a month?

    Easily done when some of the bottles I was buying were £300+. I also got into vintage hunting, which was a pricey affair!
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    Re: Bvlgari Aqva vs ADG vs ADG Essenza

    Same here. I also have some good scent memories associated with it. Great fragrance.
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    Re: Vol de Nuit Current Formulation

    I agree 100%. Once I figured out how to get it open (thanks for the help guys!) it did not disappoint.
  32. Re: Orange Battle: Concentré d'Orange Verte vs. Orange Sanguine

    I only own OS and I personally love it. It is, as others have said, photorealistic as you can get. On me, projection and longevity are stellar.
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    Re: Vol de Nuit: a unisex

    I have the modern Extrait/Parfum. It is stunning. My only criticism (as with all Parfums, Attars etc) is that I hate having to 'dab'.
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    Re: I wish Creed's MI wasn't so powdery.

    If you find MI too powdery, perhaps CK One Summer 2013 might be up your street. Watery watermelon, not too citric.
  35. Re: How much money do you spend on perfume a month?

    Nothing at the moment (doing well!) but anything up to £2K a month at times.
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi

    Have only tried Uomo, but like it a lot. A lovely herbal fragrance, in a fairly traditional style, though not sure about the lasting power.
  37. Re: Why would they discontinue Gucci Envy and PH 2?

    You really need to learn some manners; you know nothing about my business nor my financial affairs. Again, when you grow up a bit, you will realise that you can't go around making assumptions about...
  38. Re: Jaipur EDP - worth getting if you like the EDT?

    Definitely. I own both (and have backups too!) though I prefer the EDT. It seems rounder and less harsh than the EDP. Not too much of a difference in the actual smell to be honest.
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    Re: Oud in the summer.

    I personally like wearing heavier scents in the summer, oud included. For me, the fragrance really blossoms in the heat.
  40. Re: What is the Best Unique Casual Cologne You Own?

    Best casual fragrance that I own: Virgin Island Water (love the carefree feel of this, especially in the summer)
    Affordable recommendation: Carthusia Uomo. An affordable niche that I really,...
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    Re: Roja Dove fragrances

    I have yet to try a Roja Dove fragrance. I am actually scared of doing so, because they seem right up my street! The cost is quite high though and I'm not buying anything until the end of July...
  42. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur: where to buy EDT

    Strange, you only see the EDT in the UK. If the shipping restrictions weren't in place, I'd offer to send one over to you. As caferacer says, amazon is probably your best bet. You might find one...
  43. Re: Why would they discontinue Gucci Envy and PH 2?

    There are some companies (I'm afraid I don't have their names to hand) that claim to be able to replicate any fragrance. I've never done it so can't say how accurate they are. I had a fragrance...
  44. Re: Why would they discontinue Gucci Envy and PH 2?

    2009 I think.

    EDIT: Just noticed that this was answered above!
  45. Re: Why would they discontinue Gucci Envy and PH 2?

    I have a few issues with this, young Damian.



    To me, when I point out that your assumption that everyone liked it is wrong, and you then say:



    You appear to be completely disregarding...
  46. Re: Is there any news of fake A*Men and the Pure Line bottles?

    Highly unlikely that this would be faked. Your product looks fine.
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    Re: Best orris and iris perfume

    I haven't tried it either; am surprised that it hasn't been mentioned though as it is a fairly recent release that seemed the subject of moderate hype. It seems to have been overshadowed by Gold...
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    Re: Best orris and iris perfume

    Sounds good. Have you tried Silver Iris?
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    Re: Best orris and iris perfume

    Is it more rooty or floral?

    I like:
    ISM
    DHI
    Bois d'Argent
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    Re: LIDGE being discontinued ?

    I was always under the impression that it was a 'limited edition' (pretty sure it says that on the box anyway).
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    Re: Fake Issey Miyake L'eau D'Issey?

    The box seems amateur, the printing on the bottle is very sketchy and doesn't seem sharp or professional. I'm sure that others will chime in, but I think this looks like a fake. Coupled with the...
  52. Re: Why would they discontinue Gucci Envy and PH 2?

    Again, your assumption is clearly wrong. Everyone did not like them, otherwise the sales for both would have been infinitely better, the fragrances would not have been discontinued and we would all...
  53. Re: Do you use any of your fragrances as room spray?

    Inadvertently, yes. I apply fragrance every morning in our bedroom; it can easily be detected when I return from work in the evening. My wife often comments that it can be smelt throughout the...
  54. Re: Why would they discontinue Gucci Envy and PH 2?

    I think your assumption that "everyone" liked these fragrances is wrong. I personally love them, but think that Joe Public might not have appreciated them as much.
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    Re: Your first online fragrance purchase

    I think mine was Noir de Noir.
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    Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    And kind of racist too.
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    Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    Never had any insulting comments; I was the subject of some mild taunting when I seriously misjudged the power of Rose Jam though!
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    Re: One spray? Where?

    Two completely different things.
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    Re: One spray? Where?

    I have never (and would probably never) apply only one spray of a fragrance. Just don't see the point. Why would I spend upwards of £300 on a bottle and not be able to smell it myself?
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    Re: Fragrances you lost passion for

    What are you talking about?
  61. Re: oud scents with monster sillage and projection

    Order some samples and decide for yourself; some mentioned above have very poor projection on my skin, so each person will have a different experience.
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    Re: what is on your wish list?

    Nothing right now. Makes a pleasant change!
  63. Re: "KOUROS: the Scent of Gods" (a 100-pictures review)

    Very, very interesting and extremely helpful. Also realised that one of my three 'vintage' bottles is from the first release between '81 and '82!
  64. Poll: Re: Versace Dreamer or Armani Code for the dry down?

    The Dreamer for me. Don't like Code at all.
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    Re: Opinions on L'Humaniste?

    Didn't like it at all. Found it pretty boring and unremarkable.
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    Re: By Kilian Oud's

    I really like Amber Oud, though something has stopped me buying a full bottle. I think it's almost a bit too 'safe' so something more interesting has always taken priority.
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    Re: By Kilian Oud's

    Sorry deadidol, it was posted in another thread where he pretty much confirmed it himself. No offence intended.
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    Re: By Kilian Oud's

    What happened to him? He's back under a new username apparently; Serene or something along those lines.
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    Poll: Re: Coccobello vs VIW

    Voted for VIW as I own and really enjoy it. However, Coccobello is also a great fragrance and if I can stick to my no purchasing until July, I might just treat myself to a bottle for the summer.
  70. Re: What designer frag smells like young money?

    The OP specifically asks for designer recommendations in the title! Why all the niche suggestions? Bleu de Chanel or Cartier's Pasha could work for you.
  71. Re: Fragrance families: which method of categorizing do you prefer and why?

    Only two categories matter to me. Fragrances that I like and Fragrances that I don't.
  72. Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    Who's going to buy a bottle?!
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    Re: Shaik parfums

    You can purchase the line from First in Fragrance (ausliebezumduft).
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    Re: Shaik parfums

    I've tried them and thought that they were just OK. The hefty price tag is obviously down to the bottle rather than a fragrance of superior quality. A couple of them are close to Reflection Man and...
  75. Re: The "best" fragrances have something "foul" or "nasty" about them?

    Kouros comes to mind. I love it. Leather Oud is also great as is Absolue
    Pour le Soir.
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    Re: Frederic Malle

    My top three from the line:
    1) Carnal Flower
    2) Musc Ravageur
    3) Portrait of a Lady

    Close 4th: Vetiver Extraordinaire
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    Re: Manly Chypre

    IMO, yes.
  78. Re: Is this authentic or fake? Bleu De Chanel

    The lettering on the box looks a little suspect to me. Not quite as sharp as one would expect from Chanel.
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    Re: Manly Chypre

    As you can see from my top ten, I am going to go with Chypre Palatin; elegant, sophisticated and smells incredible.
  80. Re: Tuscan Leather vs. Tobacco Vanille. Which one is more pleasant?

    Both are on a par for me. TV is more linear, whereas TL is more complex and changes over the course of the wear.
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    Re: Before you buy a niche fragrance....

    Made my morning.
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    Re: Before you buy a niche fragrance....

    The plot thickens!
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    Re: Pure Malt or Pure Malt Creation

    Even though it's the same.
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    Re: Pure Malt or Pure Malt Creation

    Is it a reflective gold? If so, it's the 2013 version. No perceptible difference between this and the original.
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    Poll: Re: The best niche is...? (Round 1)

    Own two of the three. B2B for me.
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    Re: Dior Ambre Nuit

    I corrected myself; mixed up my fragrances. It's been about a year since I wore any of the three and remember two being quite similar.
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    Re: Dior Ambre Nuit

    You're right. I was thinking of Ambre 114 and Blue Amber.
  88. Re: What is You Most Complimented Daytime Fragrance?

    It's hard for me to say as I get compliments most days, though notably enthusiastic comments have come from Mona di Orio's Vanille, Tuscan Leather and Tobacco Vanille (I wear anything, anytime).
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    Re: Dior Ambre Nuit

    I find Montale's Blue Amber to be very similar to Ambre Nuit. You won't have any projection problems there!
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    Re: Buying creed from fragrancenet?

    It's a reputable company.
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    Re: Before you buy a niche fragrance....

    Now you're being patronising. The 'obvious' here is that your idea is flawed and frankly, stupid. You don't seem able to accept anyone else's viewpoint on this. Have you got any idea how messy...
  92. Re: Quick please!!! Anyone have an idea what formulation of fahrenheit this is?

    Wait and see how it smells. If you don't like it, there's this guy called Damian...
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    Re: Before you buy a niche fragrance....

    Absolutely. End thread and lock it!
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    Re: Before you buy a niche fragrance....

    OK, maybe I just don't really get it, not when samples for almost everything are fairly accessible. My advice would be that if you can't afford the 'failure' of a blind buy, don't do it! Or sample...
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    Re: Before you buy a niche fragrance....

    Or you could always take the Ferrari for a test drive...
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    Re: Before you buy a niche fragrance....

    If you are in the UK, I recommend getting samples from First in Fragrance in Germany. Fast shipping, cheap and very reliable.

    EDIT: Also agree that the marketplace works fine the way it is. This...
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    Re: Before you buy a niche fragrance....

    It wouldn't work. If I wanted to buy something, I would buy it without consulting with the members of basenotes. Especially as what you are suggesting involves waiting to see if Member X likes the...
  98. Re: (2014) A New Year and a Fragrant Resolution

    Really? I didn't make the connection. I always remember him typing everything in lower case.
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    Poll: Re: Herod or Tobacco Vanille

    I really like Herod, have even been on the verge of purchasing it a few times, but it is just too similar to Back to Black (or was to my nose back then) whereas TV is pretty unique (I haven't tried...
  100. Re: Frapin 1697 or 1270 ? Help Gentlemen Share Your Views.

    1270 for me. Did not get along with 1697 at all. It had a very odd buttery smell that turned my stomach.
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