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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 21st July, 2019

    106003

    layered with

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  2. Re: Yves Saint Laurent - La Nuit De L'Homme - (2017 and newer batches ONLY) - Performance

    I own a first reformulation 8YB02-2 bottle (which is supposed to be quite good) and a 2019 bottle. No problem with the 2019 bottle at all.

    I think in 2017 there was an issue with bad performance,...
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    Re: Which fragrance to wear with this outfit?

    That is potentially a very unhealthy way of thinking.

    Map that onto vanity and it's even worse.

    Let the other person go. Don't live in the past because you'll be dead before you know it.
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    Re: Which fragrance to wear with this outfit?

    Nope, couldn't care less, they're an ex :)
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    Re: Which fragrance to wear with this outfit?

    I wouldn't worry about it, she probably left you for a reason (or you left her for a reason), so forget it and move on.
  6. Re: If Recommending One Fragrance For A Beginner To Start With (Given Our Experience And Knowledge)?

    I'd recommend they try a bunch of them and pick what they like.

    I certainly wouldn't recommend any one fragrance as they might well not like it, for example Bleu De Chanel is popular but as with...
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    Re: Tom Ford Costa Azzura best price UK 100ml

    Ah that's typical prices like John Lewis. All Beauty are all legit, I have a good few fragrances from them, they only carry a few Tom Fords though.

    Mandarino di Amalfi is £199 for 100ml from...
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    Tom Ford Costa Azzura best price UK 100ml

    Allbeauty dot com who I have used before are £190.40 for 100ml.

    Does anywhere else ever come in cheaper than that?
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    Re: Is terre de Hermès eau fraiche an unsung hero

    Not that much, but I definitely prefer it to ETF
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    Re: Is terre de Hermès eau fraiche an unsung hero

    Don't like it. The pithy orange realistic opening is relatively unique in a market of citrus freshies, but it is nothing I would want to wear.
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    Re: Haeckels Pegwell Bay experiences?

    Fennel has an aniseed smell, a very vegetable-like aniseed because it is ummmmm, a vegetable (by anise I think you mean Star Anise which is a totally different thing).
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    Re: Haeckels Pegwell Bay experiences?

    They sell a 7.5ml sample too
    https://haeckels.co.uk/product/pegwell-bay-miniature-eau-de-parfum/

    I have it, I tell you what I thought upon first spraying it. If it was renamed and called: "the...
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    UK, 20% off loads at John Lewis - Sunday

    It might end today, 20% off a John Lewis inc YSL, Tom Ford, Maison Martin Margiela, Acqua di Parma and loads loads more!
  14. Re: What to eat or apply before applying a cologne or parfum?

    What you eat before applying fragrance... can it affect the way the fragrance smells?

    This is a joke :) :)

    Let's have a thread on whether wifi and being near a router can affect the way a...
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    Re: CH Men Prive - Experiences

    It has exactly the kind of projection a scent of this type should have, performance is good too.

    Projection is definitely good as if if you over-sprayed this one you would smell like a dickhead...
  16. Re: Your favorite fruit-forward, non-citrus masculine

    I see why the OP has posted what he's posted. There are so many citrus fragrances out there at the moment, it gets a bit boring when most summer releases are more of the same. So many people...
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    Re: Notino UK 10% off until 11pm on 27th June

    That's why I'm here too.

    I had an order placed 2 days ago that still hadn't processed so I cancelled it a moment ago and placed it again with 10% off.
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    Re: Best Batch of YSL La Nuit De L'Homme

    The original formulation on the back of the box says:
    8YB02-1
    ...apparently this one is great, and everyone goes on about it

    Then the first reformulation on the back of the box says:
    8YB02-2...
  19. AllBeauty UK, Penhaligons, Guerlain, Chanel

    UK....

    Penhaligions 100ml Sartorial EDT £51.95
    http://www.allbeauty.com/gb/en/1032957-penhaligons-sartorial-eau-de-toilette-spray-100ml-3-4-fl-oz

    Guerlain Habit Rouge 200ml EDT £39.95...
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    Re: Spicebomb Night Vision Story

    12 is a bit much, are you sure it wasn't 11?
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    Re: Any of you guys wear Ambre Nuit by Dior?

    As long as you love it wear it. Just remember a lot of people will think you're wearing an old ladies' perfume as that's what it smells like to lots of people. As long as you don't care about that...
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    Re: New: La Nuit de L'Homme Eau de Parfum (2019)

    Just go smell it then. Better to make up your own mind than have it made by some random people on the net who've got a vested interest in getting clicks, views and likes.
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    Re: Benchmark scents or.. the classics

    Leather is an easy one, just smell some leather because scents replicate it so well and some are like leather in a bottle. Same with citruses, smell the citruses.
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    What age rich person, and what scent does this rich person like? The idea that rich people smell a certain way is pretty ludicrous. As for whether a scent can just be evocative of a rich person then...
  25. Re: Expending collection with some quality fragrances

    Why not go to a department store, you'll be able to smell all of your list in many of them.
  26. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    Scents always smell different on other people, not least because you can walk away from them and go back towards them, or you can walk into range in a way that you can't do with yourself. Smelling...
  27. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    Dead on. Don't take yourself too seriously and don't be a sheep.
  28. Re: Suggestions To Add to a Beginner's "Collection"?

    "Out of all of them however, the two I like the most are the two Prada's, however I feel they are almost too similar to warrant purchasing both (am I wrong?)."

    (Prada L'Homme & Luna Rossa Carbon)...
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    Re: Benchmark scents or.. the classics

    Oud varies so much. The animalic thing happens in many but not all, it can really really vary as a note.

    You could be a person who really can't hack the animalic thing, and then dismiss all...
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    They've just done a money grab. I don't doubt they've tried to create something good but it is compromised from the off.

    They know there's a lot of sheep like Aventus fans, so they've probably...
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    Re: The Art Of Layering - Successful Stories

    A complete accident tonight which might work, although I've never intentionally tried to layer anything ever, this was just an accident. A few sprays of D&G Light Blue Sun then a spray of Marigela...
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    Re: A new summer freshie

    Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Cologne is definitely something never to blind buy. It's one of those things you'll know if you like or know if you don't. I would never wear it, it smells like something that...
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    Re: Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    MI isn't what I'd call a watermelon fruity fragrance at all.
  34. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    I also think it is worth remembering that there are all sorts of personalities and ages behind online reviews and comments. You could find 10 different people who've written what they think of a...
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    Re: Masculine MINT AND ORANGE ????

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme

    It has the right top notes, but with more going on, and it is definitely masculine
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    Re: Summer Purchase Advice

    OP, I would establish whether you like in your face green frags before you potentially waste money on anything like Green Irish Tweed (as you don't have any greens in your list and who knows if it...
  37. Re: Terre D'Hermès parfum: four seasons or not.

    I think so long as you like it, does it actually matter if you end up using it in all four seasons? It will certainly cover a couple of seasons and it doesn't cost that much.
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    Re: Light blue sun and Adg Absolute instinct

    Light Blue Intense is really close to Light Blue Sun, however, I still prefer the latter. Why not just test it in a shop?
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    Re: Your favorite 3 cheapies below €/$ 25,=

    Keeping it relatively summery...

    Encre Noire Sport £25 (100ml)
    Mugler Cologne £23.25 (100ml recent purchase Debenhams)
    Mont Blanc Individuel £19 (50ml)

    also

    Azzaro Chrome Aqua £25 (100ml...
  40. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I thought roughly the same, but wearing it there was something I didn't like and it actually was a go wash it off scent. I can't much see anything that makes it special. For the money I think Roja...
  41. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Rasasi Hawas - many people like this for summer, so worth a test. It is a no, whatever it aims to be (pretty mainstream I'd say and not a bad profile in itself) is overshadowed by the fact that it is...
  42. Re: Which cologne best epitomizes the phrase....

    The phrase doesn't mean anything in relation to fragrances. It's a load of crap. The answers will be way way beyond even being subjective. Next we'll be saying things like I am a scorpio, what...
  43. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Tom Ford Oud Minerale - I think the oud element is too much for me, some say it is barely there but I can't be that tolerant to oud. Still looking for a wet stone type scent, almost something...
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    Similar to Kat Von d Sinner

    Any suggestions?
  45. Thread: Purple Label

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    Re: Purple Label

    I always thought it was said it is more like Bond No9 Bleecker Street

    In the UK you can buy it from their own site https://www.ralphlauren.co.uk/en/purple-label-eau-de-toilette-10056.html
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    Re: Need suggestions for a purchase

    I wouldn't buy anything on the OP's shortlist. How did you make this list OP?
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    Re: Worst perfume ads of all time?

    103628

    Oh, sorry, the wording was confusing on the thread, I thought it meant ads for worst perfume.

    (only joking)
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Mugler Cologne 100ml original bottle.

    Sold a few fragrances lately but saw in Debenhams with a faded old barcode label that said £31. Took it to the till and it rang up at £23.25 so can't argue...
  49. Re: Who are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    Ash from Gents Scents is up there.
    Redolessence is ok, but he needs to loosen up, as his formal structure does him no favours.
    Cubaknow is entertaining and you can tell he is into it underneath all...
  50. Re: Fragrance Packaging/Bottles - Classy Vs. Trendy

    A lot of bottles that try to look classy in the end just end up look tacky. For example, I mean a lot of the opulent gold adorned ones that tend to look like they've been designed by the kind of...
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    Re: Help with rounding out my collection

    Molecule 01 and something maybe boozy but not too heavy.

    Also perhaps something spicy like Zadig Voltaire This is Him, or in competely different way, Layton Exlusif.
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    Re: Rank My Fragrances

    YSL La Nuit
    Versace Dylan Blue
    YSL L'Homme
    Prada L'Homme
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Coach for Men
    Armani Acqua Di Gio Profumo
    Terre D'Hermes EDT
    Dolce & Gabbana The One EDP
    Bleu de Chanel EDP
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    Re: What's next to purchase on your wish list

    Did you get on well with a sample of YSL Tuxedo? I sort of found it shared the top of CH Men Prive minus the leather, but had a very very sugar/burnt sugar vibe. Whatever tobaccoish vibe there seemed...
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    Re: Fathers day present

    Whatever you do, I would say buy a bottle and keep the receipt, then buy a 3ml sample which will be cheap, then he can try the sample out before opening the bottle. Then he can return it and pick...
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    Re: Name names - More rhubarb please

    L'Homme Lacoste Intense has a Rhubarb Accord top note
    So does the straight L'Homme Lacoste
    ...
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    Re: Light blue sun D&G release + performance

    Anyone know if the 125ml bottle is coming out in the UK? Only the 50ml seems available.

    I quite like this one. It will be good for rotation in the summer when something a bit different will break...
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    Re: PDM Layton Exclusif what should I do ??

    I'm going to go with a different angle. Live with that sample of it (I assume you have a few ml of it), try it again, wear it, take a break from it and forget it, then revisit it.

    I think by doing...
  58. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

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    All Saints Sunset Riot

    Whilst in a store saw it and gave it smell. Not my thing at all, but those who like Bacarat Rouge 540 but want something a lot cheaper should maybe put their nose...
  59. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.14811.jpg

    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum

    Quite high expectations for this one. Did it live up to them? Did it f___ :) :)

    Well, it's not that bad but...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    What else did they say, something like a mix of what a load of kids got for Christmas?

    Of course, they also said it was perfectly alright in some respects, but nowhere near in the league of Bleu...
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    Re: Creed Recommendations for "Freshness"

    Just go to somewhere with a Creed counter and smell them.

    Different people will have different experiences, for example I would never wear GIT or MI as I simply really don't like either of them.
    ...
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    Re: A fresh, clean, sparkling grapefruit please!

    Mercedes Benz Cologne as it's all about its sharp opening and it doesn't change nearly as much as a lot of citruses as it dries down.
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    Re: Favorite from your collection?

    http://www.allbeauty.com/gb/en/1115842-dior-dior-homme-parfum-natural-spray-75ml

    There you go, in stock. Have ordered lots from that side and I'm in the UK.
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    Re: Unscented antiperspirant/deodorant (UK)

    Thanks to you and this thread I went and got some of the above last night from Superdrug. (Couldn't see the Gel version in Boots, only the solid stick). I can confirm this stuff is practically...
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    Re: Unscented antiperspirant/deodorant (UK)

    That aerosol one pictured is the one I mentioned upthread which I think smells feminine. It smells a bit like a girly talc to me. It's no more unscented than some of the ones that don't claim it. The...
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    Re: Unscented antiperspirant/deodorant (UK)

    I have gone through this for aerosols, I have a Mitchum Triple Odor Intense for Women Unscented here right now. I just sprayed it into the air to remind myself why I don't wear it. It is not...
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    Re: dior homme parfum 2019

    Still available in the UK

    http://www.allbeauty.com/gb/en/1115842-dior-dior-homme-parfum-natural-spray-75ml

    I've ordered plenty for of items from that site before with no problems.
  68. Re: I'm very new to the fragrance world. How do I know if Creed it authentic? Is it cheaper in Europ

    You'll know it's authentic if it makes you smell like everyone else.
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    ParfumDreams.co.uk

    A heads up for anyone who hasn't used them.

    I've used them a few times now, they ship from Germany and deliveries are by DHL and fully trackable (free from £30)

    Prices are good are good for UK...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Well, at least some people are now assessing it on its own merits, which happen more and more as decants spread out.

    Nobody seems to have anything much bad to say about it, but nobody much seems...
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    Re: MFK Baccarat Rouge 540 - Parfum or Extrait?

    Edit, was replying but assumed it was a new thread.
  72. Re: Slim down the collection while it is still small :)

    :)

    Just to explain what I thought of some of those

    Ambre Nuit - this has good things about it, but unfortunately the rose in it plus the overall effect just smells like it reminds me of old...
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    Re: New: La Nuit de L'Homme Eau de Parfum (2019)

    "La Nuit de l’Homme New Eau de Parfum is a sulfurous perfume, all about attraction and deep-seated sensuality, dedicated to a man who is seductive, enigmatic and daring. The olfactory composition...
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    Re: Aventus Cologne is great!

    I don't know what it is with BFL, he comes across as a bit of simpleton and minutes of a video go by and he's said nothing. He does that fixed grin at the end of takes too, sort of comes across a bit...
  75. Re: Does transferring fragrances from bottles to atomizers do anything to the juice?

    No.
  76. Re: Question for 1-3 Sprays Fellas That Can Smell Their Fragrance All Work Day (6-8 hours)

    If you're thinking you should be able to smell any scent that you wear every time that you breath in then you must be over spraying and wreaking of it. The effect on others of over spraying is...
  77. Re: Slim down the collection while it is still small :)

    Buying backups is always fine if something is really hard to come by or being discontinued. Of course, if any of us use 20 or more fragrances regularly then each bottle is going to last ages. Fear of...
  78. Re: Slim down the collection while it is still small :)

    The thing with fragrances is they are loads of them, there are always good things said about ones you haven't tried, plus many are that perfect price point for a rhythm and constant loop of...
  79. Re: Slim down the collection while it is still small :)

    GIT is simply a taste issue for me, that kind of in your face green scent is simply not for me at all. I can understand people liking it, but it is such a definite smell that to me it is impossible...
  80. Re: Slim down the collection while it is still small :)

    Yep, I find as with a lot of people I head out a lot more in the summer, and because I don't do that many nights out I don't need loads of those ones. To me it's all about having things I use.
    ...
  81. Re: Slim down the collection while it is still small :)

    Here's a list that's almost up to date (a few more keepers not listed - I'll have to go look to remind myself!) many of these are hyped and I have not kept anything because they are hyped or...
  82. Re: Slim down the collection while it is still small :)

    Yes, that's the same with me I've concluded.
  83. Slim down the collection while it is still small :)

    I decided after amassing only about 25 frags (mostly designer and cheapies, plus a stack of decant samples) in the last couple of years to slim them down a bit, getting rid of a few nearly-rans and...
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    Re: Suggestion for summer frags

    Maison Margiela Under The Lemon Trees is not a sharp citrus at all, in fact, once it dries down it is like a tea scent, and slightly lemon. Don't buy it after a test strip opening impression, spray...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Dunno, but it will be called The Clap.
  86. Re: Dior Eau Sauvage Cologne or Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche

    Terre D'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche I just sampled again (just over an hour ago), two sprays back of the hand. All the things you read about pithy peeled orange on the opening are utterly true. As for...
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    Re: Chanel Collection for Men

    Pretty good, the problem is getting hold of it now, mostly you can only find the EDT.
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    Re: Parfums de Marly Suggestions

    This is why it is important to test scents for yourself. Layton is super-hyped and could easily lead someone to believe they'd love it, and you tried it and didn't. Then you go end up going with...
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    Re: If you could rename a fragrance!

    +1

    ...and Aventus should be renamed Prédicktable
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    Re: Which fragrance do you find hard to describe?

    Layton, as I'm not sure whether it is "cloying", "ultra synthetic", "obnoxiously loud", "overrated", or "rubbish".
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    Re: Advice on Starting a Collection (Beginner)

    OP, I would say don't walk past a bottle of Versace Man Eau Fraiche without smelling it, it's inexpensive but its actually a really good warm weather pick up. There's nothing bad about it really....
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    Re: Best Mint Fragrance?

    Try washing your hair with teethpaste. That should work. Mint is a note that rarely gets used well, there are a few mojito-esque ones with a more mint-leaf note in them that are good though,...
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    Re: Chanel Collection for Men

    Chanel Pour Monsieur Eau de Parfum

    I wouldn't bother with Edition Blanche unless you road test it properly, it's not the same as other Chanel's and you will soon find out if you like to smell like...
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    Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Daniel Josier Ambre Tabac is good.
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    Re: Parfums de Marly Suggestions

    Carlisle is alright although it has a slightly animalic shitty note under it as it dries down which can be offputting, On the plus side, it's not as in your face as Layton. Layton is far too...
  96. Re: Why do reviewers stick their nose against scents?

    You've summed up there very well and I complete agree.
  97. Re: Why do reviewers stick their nose against scents?

    Fair point. Sort of almost my point again though as I rarely see reviewers spray then immediately say they'll leave it 5 hours. I think the drydown of fragrances is much more important than the...
  98. Re: Why do reviewers stick their nose against scents?

    On this specific point, no I have never danced with someone or had them lay their head on me 5 seconds after spraying a fragrance at the exact point where their nose has just gone. I doubt anyone...
  99. Re: Why do reviewers stick their nose against scents?

    I'd rather smell that one from a neighbouring airtight building myself, but yes, that's the principle I am on about.
  100. Re: Why do reviewers stick their nose against scents?

    Yes, I think there's a use for doing it if you are wanting to assess the notes, but as far as working out what it will smell like when worn, it's a bit useless when you can just smell it at the kind...
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