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    Re: Finest Serge Lutens frag for men !!!!

    They are all in the export range, not all of which are listed on the website. Don't worry about that bit. What's important is that you should be able to get these anywhere that sells SL.
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    Re: Shalimar parfum: too feminine? Not at all!

    Good catch. I do. I haven't tried Angelique Noire.

    On a side note, I've never really got the Jicky+vanilla=Shalimar thing. They are both lush and rich, but smell rather different to me, the...
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    Re: Shalimar parfum: too feminine? Not at all!

    Teehee! I think I possibly was ODing, but then, I love that stuff.

    Just to clarify, I'm not massively into the whole masculine / feminine thing - which is exactly how come I own Shalimar in the...
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    Shalimar parfum: too feminine? Not at all!

    This weekend past I wore Shalimar in parfum strength at a very dear friends' wedding and received a battery of compliments, most of them from women, but admittedly also one from an avowedly...
  5. Re: Update on reformulation of Mitsouko and Shalimar?

    /bump

    Does anyone have any more info on the reformulations? I would love to know more -detail- about what has been changed.

    The reformulation of Vetiver was unabashed, and made into a quite...
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    Re: Who's done winter scents in summer

    While I think it's true that some fragrances have their best brought out of them by the cold, if that makes sense, it's also definitely true that the heat can make some apparently 'wintery' scents...
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    looking for 'Hot Rose' frag

    I've got Trumper's Coral Skin Food, which has a synthetic-y warm rose scent, on my fingers, and beneath it is a variety of different things (I've been fiddling about with my samples this evening :) )...
  8. Re: Bewitching,Medieval,Deep and Dark EDT..EDP..?

    For mediaeval, try some of the Diptyques, Eau Lente, and, I think its LAutre, whichever one is based on the mediaeval pomander recipe ..
  9. Re: What IS leather? A bunch of confused questions

    What is going on? This is the 2nd post I've seen talking about Antaeus as a leather fragrance! It does just go to show how different noses pick up different things ... to me it's a dry-but-full rose...
  10. Re: The Problem with Clive Christian Frags Is...

    I've been told with a straight face by an SA that CC frags 'have exceptional ingredients; are exceptional perfumes'. Well a) I should bloody well hope so!, and b) okay, and, so? They are clearly well...
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    Re: Happiness is...

    The et Pain d'Epices? Knockout. Love it. They're the biz :D
  12. Re: Rochas, Balenciaga and my cheapskatery :)

    So you -have- met my ex-girlfriend then :D
  13. Re: Rochas, Balenciaga and my cheapskatery :)

    Ahah! I hadn't spotted that one! (I think because when I tried Aqua Motu my nose was so obliterated that I could barely smell it at all). I shall have to investigate this :).

    Dull and watery is...
  14. Re: Rochas, Balenciaga and my cheapskatery :)

    I certainly have, in fact I own it :) and it's nice, probably more complex than NH with that anise note in it, a little less sweet, but very good, gourmand yet sombre.

    There is a fair point to be...
  15. Re: Rochas, Balenciaga and my cheapskatery :)

    Ah, you're quite right about that, the title is a bit misleading. I have to admit, I palmed the Cristobal off on my stepdad and he likes it a lot :)

    Never tried Balenciaga PH, but I did try Le Dix...
  16. Rochas, Balenciaga and my cheapskatery :)

    Anyone else had this experience?

    A while ago I tried New Haarlem - as a big lover of coffee and chocolate I was very interested to smell this highly lauded scent rendition. I was duly impressed....
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    Re: Mure Et Musc Extreme

    MME on me is just the Mure which is lovely, and a strong, sweet, 'biscuitty' musk. I found the drydown intolerable, my skin just warmed it and warmed it until I felt quite sick. This and the Ormonde...
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    Re: I found a wearable Vetiver.

    If you like Racine then I suspect you may very well like the Guerlain. They are not all that alike, but -very- similar in spirit: a relatively fresh vetiver (on the ground rather then buried beneath...
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    Re: Frag houses and scent longevity?

    Eau des Iles? Ambre Precieux? Jardin du Nil?

    Shurely shome mishtake ;D
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    Re: No.5 for men?

    Timeless classics that everyone should try ... well, we need to define the terms of the debate. No.5 is excellent, it was incredibly innovative, and it has been resoundingly popular for many years....
  21. Re: Okay... So What Do The Girls Like?

    And, dude, -seriously-, wear what YOU like and what makes YOU feel sexy. Trust me on this.
  22. Re: Okay... So What Do The Girls Like?

    ROFL. Really? That explains sooo much ;D
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    Re: What smells like a Gentleman's Club?

    Damn, you beat me to it. Yeah. Eucris.

    Or GFT :)
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    Re: Miller Harris Fragrancies

    None of the MH fragrances have really blown me away, but -

    Cuir d'Oranger, Terre de Bois, and Feuilles Tabac are all very good, relatively unique, attractive, wearable fragrances. These I would...
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    Re: Dior Homme London

    Selfridges, Harrods, and the Oxford St. House of Fraser all carry this line.

    The prices are something like 63GBP for the 125ml and 86GBP for the 250ml (8.4oz). Something like that.
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    Re: What women want

    I have come to the conclusion that what women want is a man who feels confident (well, surprise surprise) and that is going to come down to wearing a scent that makes -you- feel sexy and that suits...
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    Re: Good dark/smokey fragrance to buy for fall

    Some of the replies you guys have given surprise me a little given what the OP said: heavy, dark, rich and smoky. Angel?? Heavy, to be sure ... Antaeus? Love the stuff but not exactly right I don't...
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    Re: question for londoners...

    Hmm, a British scent ... well, what I tend to think of as a 'British' scent is really a cologne; and to be sure, Floris and Trumpers make fine colognes, but then, so do Guerlain and Givenchy (and so...
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    Re: Parfum Extraits

    Shalimar extrait is - if you like the weaker versions - super rich and smooth and decadent, and quite easy to get hold for not all that much (I just bought 8ml on eBay for about 30).

    L'Heure...
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    Re: Which fragrance is actually "The King"?

    Let me guess, Coffee for Three? ;)
  31. Thread: Badass?

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    Re: Badass?

    Bah! The answer is clearly :D :

    Bvlgari Black

    or

    Miel de Bois

    or
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    Re: What's the most anticipated fragrance?

    2nding the release of Fumerie Turque into the export range :D

    I agree Burberry London looks from the notes to be a very interesting release, although I don't really like anything else from this...
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    Re: Which fragrance is actually "The King"?

    Kouros I don't really know *shame* though when I've smelt it I've not been entranced.

    BdP is the nearest a Creed has ever come to earning my respect and my liking, though it is ultimately...
  34. Thread: SL Chergui

    by MorningOil
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    Re: SL Chergui

    <ahem>

    w0000000000000t!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

    There, FT, responsible for the first and quite possibly the last time I'll ever use l33tspeak on a fragrance-related messageboard!
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    Re: The best fragrance Names of all time

    Well, I have to repeat some of the suggestions that have been made, as they are, well, right :). I love abstract names that are almost as transporting in themselves as the frags promise to be ..
    ...
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    Re: Les senteurs:london

    I like to stop by Les Senteurs when walking the perfume trail :) - and I have only good things to say about them; they are friendly, knowledgeable, and highly accommodating. And they have some damn...
  37. Thread: SL Chergui

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    Re: SL Chergui

    Chergui is similar-ish to Fumerie Turque, although largely insofar as all the SLs have a house style - that heavy-lidded voluptuousness. They are both powerful, distinctive, and sweet. Chergui is...
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    Great L'Artisan boutique experience

    I went into the L'Artisan Parfumeur boutique on the Marylebone High St in London today to pick up some Tea For Two and I just wanted to let you all know that I had a really good experience. The SAs...
  39. Re: One day you like it then the next you hate it.

    Twice with Carons. Royal Bain, tried it, loved it, bought it, wore it, felt sick.

    Pour un Homme, I was loving the drydown, again I bought it, but I now I find the lavender repellant (although I am...
  40. Re: Battle of the Compliments: Designer -vs- Niche

    I gotta say, it's pretty even ... I've certainly had compliments when wearing Antaeus and Habit Rouge (not at the same time, lol!)

    but also Premier Figuier Extreme and quite a lot with my holy...
  41. Re: How important to you is a scent's "masculinity

    How important to you is a scent's masculinity?

    Hey, I'm a guy!!! Cool


    The effemination of men in general leaves men confused as to who they really are. This is a cultural phenomenon and has...
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    Re: Hands down manliest fragrance?

    Bel Ami is a good candidate for this. But surely very very few women could ever get away with wearing my holy grail:

    MPG Eau des Iles
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    Re: Sweeter leathers?

    You might also want to check out the super-smooth Cuir d'Oranger by Miller Harris
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    Re: Blu Mediterraneo

    I haven't tried the cypress one. But the others, I would say, they are all nice - they are simple and straightforward. To my nose they are a little 'cheap-smelling', but that's not necessarily a bad...
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    Re: Female scents suitable for men....

    I have recently discovered AG Eau de Camille, for hot summer days, and rediscovered Shalimar, for dark nights ... ;D ... and loving them both. I also often wear Premier Figuier Extreme, which is...
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    Re: L'Artisan scents

    Hey Carl

    Says there you're an ex-member; hope we didn't scare you away :). Having gone through most of the L'Artisan scents to find the one for me (Premier Figuier Extreme) I appreciate their...
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    Re: L' homme sage

    Liberty also has the rest of the Divine range, including L'Homme de Couer. Do try before you buy - on me these frags are -bleurgh!-
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    Re: Most Tested Frag?

    LOL, what a great post ... there are those ones where you're just like - yes - but no - maybe - a -whole- bottle .... ?? Aaaaaargh!!!

    I have a sample of MH Cuir D'Oranger that I really quite like...
  49. Re: Thought of you came up when I smelled.........

    After much hemming and hawing I bought Do Son for my mum because it seemed to me that she'd love it - she did! Phew ....

    I'm always recommending stuff to people, but they don't usually take me up...
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    Re: L'homme de Coeur- similarities??

    Someone somewhere else on this board mentioned a similarity between this and the Ormonde Jayne Man. I have to say I agree. L'Homme Sage, oddly enough, is quite similar to Ormonde Woman!

    They're...
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    Re: Le Dandy--A scent for all occassions

    Anyone know of anywhere you can try D'Orsay scents in London?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Guidance on sweet/longlasting fragrances

    My apostrophe key is not working, so sorry if this post seems a little laboured ...

    I just plumped for my first bottle of Jaipur Homme by Boucheron, and while the jury is out on the frag (not to...
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    Re: Overrated Basenotes Fragrance?

    I would have to say I agree with all of those who've mentioned Creed - not that any of their scents are truly terrible, just almost uniformly completely unexceptional, and with that characteristic...
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    Re: My review of Eau Noire

    I've liked Eau Noire very much each time I've tried it. It's strong, to be sure, but also quite restrained in the way that it doesn't try all too hard to please; it's quite self-confident and come...
  55. Re: Which frags have worn out their welcome fastes

    Royal Bain de Caron - tried it, found it unusual and warm and alluring, plumped for a bottle (fortunately didn't pay that much for it), and on the first spray - eurch! Not for me.

    I would also say...
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    Re: Chanel Antaeus

    LOL! Point well made!

    Nonetheless, I can't smell the rose at all. The thyme and the basil, to be sure. There is a kind of alpine-ness to the green mid-notes that I suppose could well be the effect...
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    Re: Chanel Antaeus

    Have to add my 2p.

    It would be wrong to describe Antaeus as sweet. Sweet it is not. However, in the far drydown, as others've noted, the beeswax note is very prominent. There are those who say,...
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    Re: New to the Game

    Hey, welcome to this crazy world!

    The best way to get an idea of what you like is to try stuff! Of course you probably don't want to end up like an insane perfume junkie wandering around exlcusive...
  59. Re: Dzing!, Merchant Loup, Ambre Extreme impressio

    Oh, and I think Passage D'Enfer is another one I have a feeling I should try spending some more time with ...

    EDIT: so Teflondog, I don't suppose you're the same teflondog as is bidding for the...
  60. Re: Dzing!, Merchant Loup, Ambre Extreme impressio

    I've always struggled a bit with L'Artisan, to my dismay as so many love them. Their scents are incredibly iconoclastic and bold! However ...

    Tea for Two and Dzing!, especially the latter, have a...
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    Habit Rouge changed?

    Hi all

    I seem to recall reading about this somewhere, but I can't track it down, so forgive me if this is a retread.

    Today I bought, and have just cracked open, a new bottle of my old standby...
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    Re: The BEST Fragrance House

    Lots of yummy fragrances from lots of different houses ...

    But the one house that has produced more brilliant innovations and more true classics for -both- sexes ...

    Guerlain
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    Re: Cigarette smell?

    The smoky notes in Angelique Encens by Creed are to my nose rather reminiscent of a sweater the morning after you've worn in it a smoky bar.
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    Re: Egoiste in UK??

    Bit of an oops for me - I mentioned I'd tried Harvey Nicks - obviously I hadn't looked too closely because that's where I managed to track it down! For anyone looking in London, this appears to be...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 New Haarlem

    Ordering from beauty cafe looks like a great idea! I tried NH in Harvey Nicks here, and I was knocked out - both by the fragrance, which is gorgeous - and by the price, which at 130GBP emphatically...
  66. Thread: Fir?

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    Re: Fir?

    To my nose, the incomparable Antaeus has a distinctly fir-like quality in its head notes.

    I've never tried the Cerruti p.h., but Insense is perhaps a little ... earthbound ... if you are wanting...
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    Re: Best Sandalwood - Time for the Verdict!

    Tam Dao is lovely albeit a bit self-effacing for me ;)

    The Crabtree &amp; Evelyn is, of the ones I've tried, the closest to being a straightforward Sandalwood. Which is not to say it's the best...
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    Re: Egoiste in UK??

    Thanks all for your replies!

    I should've mentioned where I've looked - Liberty, Harrods, Debenhams, House of Fraser &amp; Harvey Nicks - you can imagine that since none of them stock it I was a...
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    Egoiste in UK??

    Hi all! I've been trolling these boards for a while and've garnered many helpful tips from you all ... thanks !

    I would love to try Egoiste by Chanel (not Platinum) but I can't for the life of me...
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