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  1. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    Yep.

    Beau de Jour is the best amber fragrance Tom Ford has made. I'll happily defend that.
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    Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    I'm sure it will be there soon enough.
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    Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    Eesh, that doesn't sound good.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Aventus and Beau de Jour during the last 8 days or so. 3 different women, all strangers.
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    Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    I have samples on the way. Could have opted for a bottle but I am gladly mopping up the decently-priced bottles of Essenza as and when they pop up on ebay, so I'm in no rush to add AdGs to my life...
  6. Looking to use essential oils for scenting home - any help appreciated

    Hi everyone,

    I'm trying to find an alternative to incense sticks, which I stopped using a few years ago, for scenting my home.

    I've purchased a really lovely soapstone oil warmer from The Body ...
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    Re: Norfolk Essential Oils

    I'm looking for some essential oils for warming/heating and using as scenting rooms. Anyone have any other thoughts on this company?
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    Re: New Parfums De Marly - Nisean!

    Turns out I was just misspelling it. 'Nissan' it is not...haha (oh dear).

    Positive to hear that assessment, though. I now have a sample on the way and looking forward to it.
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Disappointed not to see Tony Montana run in at the end and grenade launch the shit out of Jezza. The whole scene was set up perfectly for it. Ah well...
  10. Re: Good date scent, that is not known by everyone.

    Layton by Parfums de Marly is ideal.

    Also consider Acqua di Gio Profumo.
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    Re: New Parfums De Marly - Nisean!

    Has this been discontinued? Can't seem to find too much about it online.
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    Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEsgrFLxD98
  13. Re: Any fans of Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt?

    Not for men, personally. Nice feminine fragrance. Also longevity is shockingly poor.
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    Re: Oud Wood Intense is NOTHING like Oud Wood

    Tried this again this evening. Assumed this was too animalic for me but since trying Tauer L'Oudh and really enjoying it, it's nice to have this as it definitely does similar in the petrol/tar...
  15. Re: Plum Japonais by Tom Ford apparently discontinued.

    Seems strange to discontinue it now after so many years of it being in production. I wouldn't bet on it yet but at least, if you love it, you know to stock up.
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    I think you've nailed the source of the self righteousness. It's not a bad thing, it makes it interesting as a casual observer, but anyone who marries their ego (self ordained snob and/or...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Well this explains a lot about your rant yesterday. A JF fanboy. Hmm.
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Definitely some, errr, 'fleshing out' of the numbers with some robot buddies there.
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    Re: The Ultimate 'Dark Blue' Thread

    It's obvious, is it? Interesting.

    Go to the gym or something. Try meditation. Get a girlfriend. Anything but this...
  20. Re: Opinions on current batches of Versace Eros?

    Apparently it is much weaker than it once was.

    In my opinion it's ok, nothing more. I found it actually very underwhelming. I was expecting a successor to PR's 1 Million.

    Layton takes the...
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    Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    He surely has a team around him as well. I fail to believe that Morillas spend anything more than a few hours - at most - altogether actually creating Jeremy's fragrance. But then I'm not sure how...
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    Re: The Ultimate 'Dark Blue' Thread

    Good one, mate. I'm the one with issues. Yep. That seems the most reasonable conclusion from this. Definitely...

    I'll ask my final question again.

    Why did you bother? It's not nice to realise...
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    Re: Explorer.... is better.

    After more prolonged wear of Explorer I find it really hard to wear. It's got something cloying in the mids and base and suffers by the comparison to Aventus - my mind thinks 'ah, yes...oh wait...oh...
  24. Re: Have you ever came back around to a fragrance after long enough that you forgot just how good it

    Happened with nearly every single one of my fragrances that I've kept.

    Aventus, Layton, AdG Essenza, Cardinal Heeley stick out. It took months for me to really come back and think 'ok, yes, this...
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    Yes. Smug, certainly. Elitist, arrogant, self righteous and all the rest of it. I've been watching/listening to most of his youtube channel over the last month as it's relaxing and entertaining in...
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    Re: The Ultimate 'Dark Blue' Thread

    1. Playing both sides? I have no idea what that means. You mean dialectic reasoning?

    2. Your take on Jeremy is atrocious, but that's your call. Still holding out for a woman dropping her pants for...
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    Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    Thanks. I'm glad to hear that as I was hoping it would be as you say.

    Honestly really looking forward to trying this. Anyone know if it's for sale anywhere in the UK? Or somewhere online in Europe?
  28. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    Yes, but not when they're in a shop? Maybe I'm overlooking how big online shopping is now compared to in store purchasing - but I still feel like fragrance is one of those things that people buy...
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    Re: The Ultimate 'Dark Blue' Thread

    You've echoed my thoughts exactly. Dark blue is an idea, not a smell. The smell for day times through to evenings. Aquatics and gym friendly bro fragrances meeting in a more smart casual evening...
  30. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    I would say there was a change in the 90s when fragrance went more mainstream in the Anglosphere/northern Europe and America. Before that, fragrance was associated with the Latinate countries, and of...
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    Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    Honestly, sounds like another one to try. AdG has bettered every single thing it's tried to copy or is similar to, like Invictus, Bleu de Chanel etc. I would be surprised if Office isn't just a...
  32. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    Just flicking back through this - I do wonder if Beau de Jour was the right name for selling this fragrance to aspirational middle America. 'Beau' - feminine, french. Also people won't understand...
  33. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    Interesting.

    I now have a bottle of the signature and am wearing it on a daily basis. If you don't like the private blend I'd say avoid the signature. It's not miles apart, but the opening 20...
  34. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    Unsurprising. All it means is that it's a bit cheaper. They're probably used a cheaper synthetic lavender, for instance, as it does smell less vibrant to my nose.
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    Re: The Ultimate 'Dark Blue' Thread

    There's certainly a greater darkness to them than the 'light blue' aquatics. I also think some of the accords used hint to or just are 'dark' in nature. Norlimbanol has a darkness to it even in its...
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Line?

    Ok, in that case definitely try Quercia. Ambra is a bit weird in that it's like all the other brown botttles - it smells deep, dank, and like a Victorian painting. All musty and weird, but with less...
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    Nice thread. Just flicked through and will read this when I have more time. Like the format.
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Line?

    The best brown bottle: Sandalo - a really nice synthetic sandalwoo tempered with fresh notes as you'd expect with a lovely cardamom spice.

    The best blue bottle: For citric summer - Bergamotto....
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    At work? Where women glow and men plunder?
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    Re: What makes a perfume “sexy”?

    Ha - I don't think what a waste, I just think 'you're trying too hard to be something you're not'. Typically oversprayed by some late 30s chap on his way to a night out.

    Ultimately I don't care...
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    Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    Really keen to try this. Have been wearing Absolu Instinct and have found to really, really enjoy it. Want to see which direction they've taken here. My hopes are it's different enough to justify a...
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    Re: The Guardian on vagina-scented products

    Great point about communal v personal. 100% ties in to the above - it's aromatic 'taking up space'. My word, you can see the marketing copy being written already...
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    Re: The Guardian on vagina-scented products

    The future is female.

    But seriously, the future is female. Without dragging up ffrontline politics, if a protest movement is based primarily on wearing vagina hats, and literally gynocentrism is...
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    Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    Given someone in Spain already has a bottle, I imagine it will be possible to get a bottle in Europe much sooner than that.
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    Re: What makes a perfume “sexy”?

    I have a question - can a fragrance be sexy when simply on a strip of paper/card? I.e. not attached to a person. If yes, then there are sexy fragrant qualities that aren't just contextual.
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    Re: What makes a perfume “sexy”?

    And for female perfums - sweet and feminine. Which is where male perfumes have gone, which I say in that thread above. Tom Ford' Vanille Fatale is probably the essence of a sexy scent in my opinion...
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    Re: What makes a perfume “sexy”?

    I also tried to touch on this idea here:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/471083-The-Problems-with-Sexy-Fragrances-Seeking-Compliments-amp-the-Sweet-Spot-(LONG-READ)
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    Re: What makes a perfume “sexy”?

    Notes? Not sure anything's universal in all honesty.

    The safe bet is 'freshness'. But that doesn't mean go to the extreme of freshess and try to smell like fabric conditioner. It just means not...
  49. Re: Balsamic Ouds - what's out there? (myrrh etc)

    Thanks, I'll check those two out and if I can find the others I will. But I think L'Oudh is good enough. It's not going to be a frequent wear as it is so I'lly buy a bottle in time and be done with...
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    Re: Aaron Tarence Hughes's Oud

    Yep, first post. Definitely seems like a reasonable first post. Definitely. 100% genuine. Completely, totally, utterly geniune. Nothing weird there whatsoever. Nope. All good.
  51. Re: ENSAR OUDs new Scent --Crime & Punishment !

    I find him interesting but agree with this. There's something unsettling about him and a discomfort with how he appears on screen, even though he is eminently intriguing and dedicated. Call it...
  52. Re: Balsamic Ouds - what's out there? (myrrh etc)

    Open to more suggestions.
  53. Re: Balsamic Ouds - what's out there? (myrrh etc)

    Mancera Aoud Vanille - not what I'm after at all, really. Disliked it.
    Imperial Oud Al Haramain - couldn't find a sample but really want to.
    Shams Oud by Memo Paris - not bad, but very light and...
  54. Re: Bentley for Men Intense, Montblanc Legend Spirit, or Burberry London

    Sample all of them.

    In my opinion they're all crap.
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    I'd add a few more I've found outright disgusting:

    Vert d'Encens Tom Ford
    Lanvin Avant Garde
    Armaf CDNIM
    Layton Exclusif PdM
    Tam Dao EDP (synthetic-sweet version of something real, sandalwood,...
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    I'd say it's closer to TFFM, but yes, I do find it mildly cloying at times and I must have worn it a good 50+ times. There's something to its sweetness that feels very artificial. Still decent though...
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    Yeah I'd be surprised as well. Blind buy it, you won't be amazed, but it's pretty decent - more than decent in fact. There is a slight cloying quality it shares with TOM Ford for Men which might be...
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    Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    A quick synopsis of that review ^^^^

    Similar to the original, but fresher. He compares it to Absolu i.e. the fruity aquatic one. He says it is fresher and more aquatic and more youthful - and...
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    Bentley Intense (the rum one) has to be up there for me.
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    Re: I hate geranium.

    Agree. Potted geranium has an horrific metallic smell to the green parts of the plant. Rub it, and your hands will stink for hours.
  61. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    Fougere d'Argent is great, but for me, too much tonka veers it in to cloying. I do get some of the 'cheap' or medicinal criticisms of BdJ as that would also apply to quite a lot of TFs, but I stil...
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    Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpEcPHnYarU
  63. Re: OUD Scent with a western Fragrance Touch to it ?

    Agreed. Nice woody scent, but don't get this if you want oud.

    Armani Prive Royal Oud is pretty cool, but strikes me as quite formal and mature.

    I would recommend Dunhill Icon Absolute but some...
  64. Re: OUD Scent with a western Fragrance Touch to it ?

    I wore this from roughly end of 2015ish to end of 2018. It was one of the longest lasting fragrances I've ever owned.
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    Re: Best Value Pure Oud Oils

    Thank you, that's a big help. Sounds promising, I'll definitely buy some then.

    Do you have any other companies/websites you might suggest? I'm in the UK and would like to purchase some frank,...
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    Re: Best Value Pure Oud Oils

    Does anyone have any thoughts/experience with Pure Oudh in the UK, and their apparent sister site which sells frankincense, Pure Sacra?
  67. Re: I got duped into buying a diluted, nasty smelling Creed Flacon

    Just because he's polite doesn't mean he's not lying through his teeth and knows full well what he/someone else has done.
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    Re: Sensual, seductive, aphrodisiac perfumes

    I opted for Layton, it does the trick well.

    Before that, honestly, Joop Homme did a similar sort of job.

    I can't see you finding a better fragrance than Layton in my opinion. If you go for an...
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    Re: Perfume storage temperature.

    I really think this applies more to natural i.e. much older fragrances (or more recent niche) than your standard synthetic affair that's been released in the last, say, 50+ years. If you want to be...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Unrelated and I know you might not wish to reply, but have all your ebay sales been seamless? I would be so, so wary of selling anything of value on ebay - anything over Ł100 and I get nervous that...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    As someone who hasn't tried any of either house yet but is intrigued, thank you. Honest, negative reviews are always helpful in my opinion.

    $1600 for a bottle that retailed for, what, $300, is...
  72. Re: The price value of a fragrance shouldn't be contingent on it's performance/sillage

    To a point, surely?

    If I had "f you money" I would probably just wear solely natural perfumes/tinctures, particularly for orientals like sandalwood, oud, and amber etc. You definitely get what you...
  73. Re: The price value of a fragrance shouldn't be contingent on it's performance/sillage

    There's a happy medium between bombastic room-choker, and shroedinger's frag (is it or is it not there?). Longevity is much more important in terms of worth/money, but projection matters as well - if...
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    Re: The Ultimate 'Dark Blue' Thread

    Not for me. There's a line you have to draw when companies call aromachemicals real notes, or try to pass them off as pertaining to the real thing. The AC they're calling incense just isn't incense...
  75. Re: Can ppl tell if you're wearing a cheap fragrance?

    Ah, but if you're talking about the average man in the street...

    Again, yes and no. If you wear any sort of sporty aquatic or fresh, fruity, clubby scent then it doesn't matter if it is Allure...
  76. Re: Can ppl tell if you're wearing a cheap fragrance?

    For me, there is an absolutely massive difference between Ł20ish fragrances and Ł40-50 fragrances when smelling them on people/the sillage. Now, for Ł50 fragrances compared to Ł200 or even Ł500? For...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Yep, the drydown is clearly what separates Creed from the clones. If it's just a case of waiting a while because their supply chain is so shite they just ship it out before it's ready, then probably...
  78. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    Haha, strange you say that, I have decants of both GVs and, again, it's another one that makes me feel *very* sick when wearing, but I applied to EDP on my hand a few nights ago, with BdJ on the...
  79. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    That might be what I dislike in TFFM then, Iso E Super. Hmmm. I had to stop wearing it as it just leaves me feeling sick every 4-5 times I wear it. Yet to experience that with BdJ but if it does,...
  80. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    What do you mean by powder? As in, an actual chemical or accord, or just an idea/sense of powder? Because I have to say I don't really get any of either.
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    Re: The Ultimate 'Dark Blue' Thread

    I have to be honest and say I have no idea what people are reading as 'incense' in AdG Profumo. I barely get patchouli, let alone anything resembling any kind of incense I know.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    What's generally considered to be a good batch for vanilla in the drydown. I've had two large decants of 19P11 yet one has lots of vanilla, the other barely any, to the point I'd question if they're...
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    Re: The Ultimate 'Dark Blue' Thread

    Probably as a precursor or a grandfather of what is the dark blue, but it definitely doesn't apply to the modern trend. Maybe there's a Cool Water flanker packed full of one of norlimbanol or...
  84. Re: Fragrance with a fecal smell an addictive? Do you like fecal scent fragrance?

    Agreed, and I think this is where the confusion comes in. Fecal is foul - animalic is not.
  85. Re: Fragrance with a fecal smell an addictive? Do you like fecal scent fragrance?

    I don't 'get' this fecal trend. It feels a bit like a bad joke. I highly doubt you'll find many people in Persia who actively like the 'fecal' ouds we're talking about here. Ensar Oud is an...
  86. Re: Balsamic Ouds - what's out there? (myrrh etc)

    Yes, Ł1/ml is probably very ambitious but I was more trying to steer it away from the truly artisanal stuff like Ensar or ALD and others I haven't tried, which I'm probably not going to be able to...
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    Re: The Ultimate 'Dark Blue' Thread

    Looks like Ralph Lauren is refusing to have their blueness taken away from them and are jumping on the ambroxan dark blue trend: https://www.perfumemaster.com/ralph-lauren/polo-deep-blue-mens-cologne
  88. Re: Still Another New Giorgio Armani Release - Armani Code Absolu Gold!

    They all smell vaguely similar to me. They're good, but there's something about the Code line I find hard to wear, something cloying in the base.
  89. Re: Balsamic Ouds - what's out there? (myrrh etc)

    Oud and tobacco sounds interesting. Fecal...hmmm. I truly dont believe oud *should* be fecal, or that walking around smelling like horse shit is acceptable...but then one man's fecal is another's...
  90. Re: What do you consider an appropriate fresh/aquatic scent for a man in his 40s?

    You might be interested in the new Acqua di Gio being released this year. Profundo, I believe it's called.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I really think the internet skews how popular Aventus actually is. I think I've probably smelled it twice while living in London. Its cost is prohibitive to everyone wearing it, and in my view, the...
  92. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    I think you should hold on to the private blend. They're different enough in terms of strength/depth and note balance that if you enjoy the lavender and rosemary, you might be a tad disappointed by...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Wow, removing birch? Great move...idiots...
  94. Re: Balsamic Ouds - what's out there? (myrrh etc)

    Thanks, but looking for more on the animalic side but smoothed out with balsams and maybe a bit of coffee or chocolate. Basically similar to Tauer L'Oudh but a bit more on the myrrh side, rather than...
  95. Re: Balsamic Ouds - what's out there? (myrrh etc)

    Thanks. I've tried the first 4 and they're probably a bit off what I'm after. Dior and Halston some way off. The others looks promising.
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    Re: Travelo atomizer questions

    Exactly that. If you're using it daily, you won't notice. But leave it even a few weeks and you'll see 5 or 10ml disappear in to thin air. Useless design, completley pointless.
  97. Re: Aventus is far too strong and loud for me, what's a non-offensive clone?

    Try Micallef's Royal Vintage. Much softer, but also more leather and greenery.

    Explorer is a designery take in that it's mostly ambroxan in the base, and so will feel lighter/sportier.
  98. Re: Balsamic Ouds - what's out there? (myrrh etc)

    Thanks guys. I've tried an oil dupe of Incense Oud and didn't like it (rose), but the Memo fragrance looks spot on. Well worth trying.

    Does anyone have any experience of Bortnikoff?
  99. Re: Which male fragrances do women really, really hate?

    That's cool. I completely disagree to be honest. I wear fragrances that I like, but also take in to consideration women, and indeed the general public. I'm not married, I enjoy women's company and...
  100. Re: Predict Them Now: Fragrances That Will Be Discontinued and Sell for Big Bucks on eBay in 3 Years

    Yep, crazy prices for the Balmain. I was watching this listing a while ago:...
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