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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 21st August, 2017

    https://media.gucci.com/style/DarkGray_Center_0_0_2400x2400/1442305808/179768_99999_0099_002_100_0000_Light-Gucci-Pour-Homme-II-100-ml-eau-de-toilette.jpg
  2. Re: If you could meet any perfumer---present or past--who would it be?

    Anthelstan Creed from 930AD - Just to talk to him in how he came up with the original Vikings fragrance which his descendants will be releasing soon.
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    Re: Discontinued and never want to finish.

    Homme de Gres.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 20th August, 2017

    http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/kjsAAOSwuxFYzquH/s-l1600.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 19th August, 2017

    https://www.ormondejayne.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/400x500/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/b/l/black-gold-perfume.jpg
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    Re: recent cheapies that wowed you??

    Though not a recent release Patrick by fragrances of Ireland is a great affordable scent. Shop around and you can get it for under 25.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 18th August, 2017

    Vintage Armani Eau Pour Homme

    http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/zgoAAOSwEPtZYl1Y/s-l1600.jpg
  8. Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs Ambre Narguile

    Both are good but I prefer the intoxicating vanilla accord of SdV to the apple pie gourmand that is Ambre Narguile.
  9. Re: Similarity between Shalimar and Fahrenheit?

    I get no similarities at all and I cannot imagine two fragrances that are totally different. Maybe some note jumped out at you reminding you of the other but as a whole totally different imo. Also I...
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    What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    With our ever changing tastes and new fragrances we purchase. It's that time again that I ask "What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?"

    For me it's the following:

    Homme de Gres
    Loewe Pour Homme...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 17th August, 2017

    https://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.27670.jpg
  12. Re: What Does This Tobacco Scent Smell Like Regarding The Notes?

    From those notes expect a light sweet spicy smoky woody tobacco scent.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 16th August, 2017

    Vintage Loewe Pour Homme

    http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/~2QAAOSwGYVW9k7x/s-l1600.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 15th August, 2017

    http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/kjsAAOSwuxFYzquH/s-l1600.jpg
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    Re: Let's talk about Chypres...

    The Chypres before the regulations that started to come into force in 2000 are the ones to go for. Oakmoss is a vital component of a good Chypre fragrance and as the note is restricted by the IFRA a...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th August, 2017

    https://s2.thcdn.com/productimg/600/600/11210526-1404350313936686.jpg
  17. Re: After almost 10 years...I'm back!! (and dismayed)--The sad state of the fragrances industry toda

    Welcome back and yes the state of a lot of well known designer fragrances that have been reformulated is a sorry state of affairs. Hunting for vintage fragrances is a must if you want that quality...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 13th August, 2017

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81aVQFSbBDL._SL1500_.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th August, 2017

    Good old Vintage Paco Rabanne come to save the day after my ordeal with Carthusia Numero Uono.lol

    https://piimages.parfumo.de/9/8/349_8e3d04c44847e98f4c814f4a91169be9_paco_rabanne_pour_homme.jpg
  20. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Carthusia Numero Uno

    This opens up soft with a slight medicinal mossy powdery aroma. And then you can smell violet and vetiver adding to the mix. Adding to this is herbs and musk.

    It smells...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th August, 2017

    https://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.8455.jpg

    From a Sample. I've just had to have a shower to scrub this one off as it really rubs me the wrong way. Powdery violets with a medicinal vibe. Smells...
  22. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Carthusia Uomo

    This fragrance reminds me of a old Insignia deodorant (light blue can) from the Eighties. It also bears a resemblance to Ice Men by Mugler.

    It has a fresh musky mossy geranium...
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    Re: scents performance in the heat !

    Depends on the fragrance but I find the heat can open up certain fragrances and make them project more. Original Vetiver and Live Jazz are examples of this.
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    Carthusia 1681

    https://www.ludwigbeck.de/media/catalog/product/cache/common/gallery/940x/f2d0248aff70934d27cb99a1052a0305/1/0/101353140_Carthusia_Cartusia_Uomo_2.jpg

    This smells like a fresher...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 11th August, 2017

    Carthusia 1681 from a sample

    https://www.ludwigbeck.de/media/catalog/product/cache/common/gallery/940x/f2d0248aff70934d27cb99a1052a0305/1/0/101353140_Carthusia_Cartusia_Uomo_2.jpg
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    Re: NEW: Amouage Beach Hut

    I hear they may bring out a flanker to it called "Canoe Paddle".
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 10th August, 2017

    Vintage Loewe Pour Homme

    http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/~2QAAOSwGYVW9k7x/s-l1600.jpg
  28. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Loewe Pour Homme Edt Vintage

    This opens up with citrus and lavender and smells like Azzaro Pour Homme but with added spices. Eventually it goes in another direction and leads to a strong smell of...
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    Re: Is Bel Ami worth purchasing blind?

    Vintage is worth going the extra mile for.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th August, 2017

    Vintage Loewe Pour Homme Edt

    " The crowning fresh notes of the Messina essences combine with the most delicate of lavenders. A sea breeze settles with Geranium, Basil and lily of the valley. In...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2017

    Congrats Jon, now you need to purchase a yacht and a mansion in the south of France to be worthy of wearing it. lol
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    Re: Today I bought August 2017

    Vintage Loewe Pour Homme Edt

    http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/~2QAAOSwGYVW9k7x/s-l1600.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 8th August, 2017

    Vintage Bel Ami

    https://www.profumomania.com/open2b/var/products/90/65/4348-ffaaac9c-800.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 7th August, 2017

    Four days in a row now:

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41vFmgzcMgL._SX466_.jpg
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    Re: Homme de Gres...... A Hidden Gem!

    Lol.... Congrats to that UK Bner and may he wear this wonderful scent in good health!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 6th August, 2017

    For the third day in a row:

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    Re: Homme de Gres...... A Hidden Gem!

    I'm wearing this again today for the third day in a row. It is a real special fragrance not only in it's composition and structure but it reminds you of what fragrances used to be like before all the...
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    Re: Homme de Gres...... A Hidden Gem!

    I got a 125ml bottle on Ebay for about $65. But I have seen bottles selling for less for 75ml. Depends who is selling it.

    But I have found as no one really knows about this one the prices are not...
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    Re: Homme de Gres...... A Hidden Gem!

    Thanks for the info I will have to look out for a vintage bottle of Capucci Pour Homme.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th August, 2017

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41vFmgzcMgL._SX466_.jpg
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    Homme de Gres...... A Hidden Gem!

    Well I was searching for a Chypre fragrance but they have all been gutted by reformulation. And then I came across Homme de Gres which was released in 1996 and instead of been reformulated it was...
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    Re: Buyers Remorse?

    I purchased the new Crabtree & Evelyn Leather Musk about a year or so ago and was so disappointed I threw it in the trash. It was a soapy shampoo nightmare of a fragrance. Though I did get it at a...
  43. Thread: Barbershop

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    Re: Barbershop

    Imo this was the best fragrance in Penhaligons lineup and they discontinued it.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th August, 2017

    It's very beautiful and takes you on quite the olfactory journey. French perfumery at it's finest and created by the same guy who did Balenciaga Pour Homme.
  45. Thread: Barbershop

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    Re: Barbershop

    This one is wonderful and smells like green meadows in the opening and by the basenotes your smelling the leafy woodlands. So evocative of nature and such a bargain for it's price. Imo it's better...
  46. Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme.... The Magic Is Back... Yippee!

    They do smell quite different from each other and I have tested both out every day for nearly a month of constant wearings of both. In fact today is the first day that I'm wearing something new.
    ...
  47. Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme.... The Magic Is Back... Yippee!

    I never thought about that but yes your right though the vintage is just slightly darker but not much in it.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th August, 2017

    Just received this in the post and given myself a good few sprays:

    https://img.fragrancex.com/images/products/parent/medium/506m.jpg
  49. Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme.... The Magic Is Back... Yippee!

    Lol...... Ok I don't have a camera with a flash so I've quickly taken these from a old webcam.

    6990569906699076990869909
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    Re: Today I bought August 2017

    Thanks Jon. All the notes look good for a classic style fragrance and the reviews are on the whole positive. Fingers crossed that I will like it.
  51. Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme.... The Magic Is Back... Yippee!

    Sorry Mike I just did not get around to posting a photo of the box that you requested in a earlier post.
  52. Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme.... The Magic Is Back... Yippee!

    The newest 2013 and current formulation has a different bottle and box. Basically if the bottle has a silver base or a silver base on the box then it's the latest version. The previous formulation...
  53. Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme.... The Magic Is Back... Yippee!

    I've been wearing it non stop for nearly a month and I love the stuff. I actually purchased a backup bottle of the new one. It smells great and is so easy to wear.
  54. Re: Guerlain - Encens Mythique D'Orient owners - Step inside please...

    I have a 10ml decant which smells amazing though a bit on the feminine side. A watery rose and incense fragrance with ambergris, it's light and airy and plush. You could get a sample from...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2017

    I've been looking for a Chypre fragrance but they have all be gutted from reformulation. And then I came across this gem from 1996 that was never reformulated just discontinued. So I snapped it up!
    ...
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    Re: Floris London Patchouli

    Your welcome and I'm glad I could help.

    Try the Floris 1962 sample in contrast that one is very nice. Fresh cypress and easy to wear, I like it better than Tom Fords Italian Cypress.
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    Re: most worn July 2017

    I've just been wearing Armani Eau Pour Homme both vintage and new for most of this month.
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    Re: Fougere Royale

    I have not changed my mind I just think the gap between both is not worth a extra 275. The Edp for 105 is very good but I would not spend the extra just for that extra intensity for 375. If money...
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    Re: Fougere Royale

    Both are great but I don't think the extrait is worth the extra money. You just get a extra vibrancy in the smell.
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    Re: Floris London Patchouli

    Got your message and I will dispatch the sample to you shortly.

    When I tested the fragrance I found it boring and generic with little patchouli. The opening was quite harsh as it reminded me of...
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    Re: Floris London Patchouli

    I still have my sample which is pretty full as I did not like it. If your within the UK send me a message with your address details and I will post the sample to you. It's quite a generous sample of...
  62. Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme.... The Magic Is Back... Yippee!

    Bump

    Well I have been wearing both the vintage and the current everyday on alternative days for nearly three weeks. And I've come to the conclusion that I like the current one more than the...
  63. Re: New found respect for current version guerlain vetiver

    I had the ribbed bottle and after trying to like it I threw it in the trash. It has imo this chemical accord that is just horrid and dated. This fragrance in this formulation could be the poster...
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    Re: Oud Wood Intense/ Tobacco Oud Intense?

    Tobacco Oud is a very strong fragrance and does not need a intense version. In fact they should be bringing out a light version instead.
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    Re: The greatest tropical fragrance.

    Idole by Lubin
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    Re: Favourite dry perfumes?

    Vetiver by Mona di Orio.
  67. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    Very sad and he will be missed.
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    Re: What, exactly, is a "boudoir perfume"?

    I always took it to mean something that is powdery and floral.
  69. Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme.... The Magic Is Back... Yippee!

    If your talking about the vintage it did not come with a box unfortunately.
  70. Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme.... The Magic Is Back... Yippee!

    I looked hard at the tiny writing but I could not see it. It smells like it has a small amount but nothing like the vintage.
  71. Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme.... The Magic Is Back... Yippee!

    I will say one thing about the vintage is that the basenotes do last all day and into the following day. And that jasmine floral note that mixes in with the musk is quite beautiful. The new one is a...
  72. Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme.... The Magic Is Back... Yippee!

    Yes the basenotes are very good on the vintage, lots of mossy musk though it is a distinct change from the opening.

    What I think the new version has going for it is the lemony clove spice accord,...
  73. Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme.... The Magic Is Back... Yippee!

    Well I have just got a vintage bottle from the mid Nineties which has Cosmair made in France on the gold plated bottom. And across the front of the bottle it says "Eau Pour Homme 89% Vol...
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    Re: Why I Have Stopped Over Spraying

    You always know when you have over-sprayed as people tend to put their hand to their nose as you walk by. Or when someone comes close to talk to you and they cough or sneeze and take a step back is...
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    Re: Oh dear, I've become a "collector"!

    When you find that wanting something is more of a buzz than actually having something then you know you have the bug.
  76. Armani Eau Pour Homme.... The Magic Is Back... Yippee!

    The last time I tried this was in 2012 and it was the previous formulation and I was very disappointed as I love the original 1984 version. I got a blast of lemon that seemed to fade after 30 min and...
  77. Re: Trumpers Wild fern vs Penhaligans English fern

    Tried them both years ago and remember liking English Fern of the two. A bracing green blast of soapy citrus with geranium and cloves. A scent that wakes you up after a shave in the morning but just...
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    Re: Patchouli - the best of the best

    Murdock London Patchouli.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 23rd June, 2017

    http://www.irishcrystal.com/assets/images/patrick.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th June, 2017

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th June, 2017

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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th June, 2017

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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 12th June, 2017

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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th June, 2017

    http://www.perfume.ie/images/patrick_main.jpg
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    Re: splash bottles disadvantages?

    I like them for the old school charm of been able to splash your neck or cheeks depending on the strength. I think the splash aftershaves are the best formulation to have a splash fragrance. I have...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th June, 2017

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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th June, 2017

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th June, 2017

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th June, 2017

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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th June, 2017

    http://www.murdocklondon.com/media/wysiwyg/Black-Tea-banner.jpg
  91. Re: Best fragrance for a Phill Collins concert ?

    According to this website he is known for wearing Armani Eau Pour Homme. Though out of your list I would go for Burberry London.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th June, 2017

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    Re: Roja dove overrated

    Overpriced yes though on the whole not overrated.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 4th June, 2017

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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 3rd June, 2017

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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd June, 2017

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26123368-1728.jpg

    http://www.daoulaba.com/i/2017/05/forest-waterfall-wallpapers-wide.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 1st June, 2017

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 31st May, 2017

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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th May, 2017

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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 29th May, 2017

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