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    Re: perfume parlour oils review

    Well I ordered three 'inspired by' sprays - Erolfas, R Oud and R Scottish.

    I've only sampled RSL once, and it was a couple of years ago, but their version smells like I remember. The top notes...
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    Re: perfume parlour oils review

    Yes, and the Bond No 9 sprays that I have tried (that I am able to compare) are also very good. I got Riverside Drive and Chez Bond, amongst others. For me, they are close enough that I wouldn't...
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    Re: perfume parlour oils review

    I've bought quite a few of their sprays. They were all excellent. For the price, they are very good IMO.

    Their Creed ones have been very good, IMO. Unfortunately, MI is identical to the last...
  4. Re: Can I send fragrance samples within the UK?

    I should perhaps add that they are being sent within England. Thanks for the replies so far.

    :)
  5. Sending 25 (or so) perfume samples within the UK - am I allowed to do this?

    I'm looking to send around 25 fragrance samples (ranging from 0.5ml to 4ml) within the UK. I'm confused about the Royal Mail regulations.

    The samples are all sealed and wrapped up, will I have...
  6. Can I send fragrance samples within the UK?

    I'm looking to send around 25 fragrance samples (ranging from 0.5ml to 4ml) within the UK. I'm confused about the Royal Mail regulations.

    The samples are all sealed and wrapped up, will I have...
  7. Wanting to send around 25 samples within the UK - can I use Royal Mail?

    I'm looking to send around 25 fragrance samples (ranging from 0.5ml to 4ml) within the UK. I'm confused about the Royal Mail regulations.

    The samples are all sealed and wrapped up, will I have...
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    Re: Almost giving up on Creed

    I see your point. Personally, I'm just sharing my experience. However, I imagine Creed would just reply with something along the lines of 'our ingredients are always the best available at the time,...
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    Re: Almost giving up on Creed

    I have experienced exactly the same disappointment. I had a small sample of MI a couple of years ago which had very pronounced melon and ambergris, with a hint of salt. I tried a spray from a bottle...
  10. Creed Private Tabarome - what's the big deal?

    I've today received some samples from TPC, one of which is Private/Vintage Tabarome. I've been wearing it for about 3 hours now and whilst it's nice, it just smells like leather and baby powder to...
  11. What Bond No.9 and Montale samples to get from First in Fragrance?

    I have already got New Haarlem, Wall Street, Hamptons, Chez Bond and Riverside Drive samples, and want to try more from the house. Any suggestions?

    Also going to sample Black Aoud from Montale....
  12. Re: Game: If you like that, then you may like this

    Minotaure.
  13. Re: Young Men (20's to Early 30's), What Are Your Top 3 Fragrances?

    1. Millesime Imperial

    2. Gucci Pour Homme II

    3. Tobacco Vanille

    Age - 25
  14. Essenza Nobile - EXCELLENT sample service.

    I recently ordered 80 worth of niche samples from Essenza Nobile. I live in England.

    I ordered the following 23 scents:

    Creed - Acier Aluminium
    Creed - Chevrefeuille
    Creed - Citrus Bigarade...
  15. Re: Looking for a "manly" soap fragrance (like the brand, "Woody's" soap)

    I've also always thought of Paco Rabanne as soapy, but it's a bit too strong for me. Not a bad scent, just very easy to over-apply. Mugler Cologne gets my vote. It's very similar to Original Vetiver,...
  16. Re: What do you think of Chanel's Platinum Egoiste?

    I love it. One of my favourites, for sure. It just oozes class and masculinity without being too brash. I'll always have it in my collection.
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    Tried some more Creeds yesterday.

    I was able to sample some more Creed fragrances yesterday.

    Re-sampled Erolfa. I was perhaps a little harsh with my inital impressions. It's like a slightly sour MI with the ambergris being held...
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    Re: Brit...or London?

    I like London but prefer Brit. Brit always gets compliments off women. Wear Brit.
  19. Re: Would/does anyone here wear Amberbris oil?

    Thanks for the explanation :).

    Based on that, I would say it is a tincture. It's quite thick and reminds me very much of the alcohol-based hand rubs you get in hospitals. It smells a LOT better...
  20. Re: Would/does anyone here wear Amberbris oil?

    It's here:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ambergris-Itr-Perfume-Al-Haramain-3ml-/200322993612?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Fragrances_Men_s_Fragrances_Aftershave_PP&hash=item2ea42e4dcc

    What's a...
  21. Would/does anyone here wear Amberbris oil?

    I ordered some off Ebay. Got it yesterday. It smells amazing. It was described as being strong and animalic, and I would agree with that. However, it is not overpowering at all. I only bought it...
  22. Poll: Re: Millesime Imperial VS. Virgin Island Water

    MI for me. It's a masterpiece. As good as Unforgivable and UMP are, they're still not substitutes IMO.

    VIW is nice but it leaves me feeling slightly sick. Still, there really is nothing better to...
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    Bond No.9 Wall Street = Masculine MI.

    Got to sample Wall Street yesterday. Possibly my new favourite fragrance. Up until now, my favourite frag has been Creed's MI. I love the sweet, yet salty vibe I get from it. My girlfriend doesn't...
  24. Cool Water 'Ice Fresh' is definitely worth a sniff!

    I tried this today. Whilst I don't really appreciate the similarities between the original and GIT, this one is VERY similar to GIT. The dry down is practically identical to my nose. It's like GIT...
  25. Re: sending fragrances internationally is illegal?

    I've ordered oils from Hayward Enterprises in the US and they don't ship their 10ml sprays internationally due to the alcohol and the law. Shame really, 'cause their oils (including the Creed ones)...
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    Sticky: Re: On Getting Free Samples from Companies Now

    Truefitt and Hill DO charge for the delivery of sample packs in the UK. I emailed them and they confirmed this.
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    Sticky: Re: On Getting Free Samples from Companies Now

    I registered with the T&H website. However, shipping does NOT appear to be included in the price. Am I doing something wrong? There are only two options - signed delivery and next-day delivery.
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    Sticky: Re: On Getting Free Samples from Companies Now

    Well I emailed Trumper, who pointed me to the 5 (incl. postage) sample pack, which is very generous for the price. I immediately ordered it. Unfortunately, the fragrances cannot be chosen and I got...
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    Re: Joop! Jump any similar?

    I found that Lacoste Challenge reminded me of Joop! Jump quite a lot.
  30. Got a sample of Erolfa - not terribly impressed.

    I received a 2.5ml sample of Erolfa today. I found a bottle of the shower gel for 20 a few weeks back and love it. However I'm not too keen on the sample I received today. It's sour-smelling, a bit...
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    Sticky: Re: Whats some of the latest fragrances that make women bend over?

    Yep; indeed it did. I recommend 'Signature'. It doesn't last an amazingly long time (3-4 hours on me - other reviews I've read have had far worse longevity) but it smells fantastic.
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    Sticky: Re: Whats some of the latest fragrances that make women bend over?

    Classy thread title :P.

    I find that the women I hang around with LOVE Unforgivable by Sean John. They could care less about MI but love Unforgivable, which is weird. I also got David Beckham...
  33. Re: David Beckham 'Signature' - what are people's opinions?

    Well I got my 75ml tester yesterday and I'm really impressed. For 10 I think I've got a real bargain! It smells fantastic. Really warm and slightly sweet. Longevity and projection are pretty good on...
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    Re: S o t D - Saturday 27th March 2010

    Boss Elements Aqua.
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    Poll: Re: Mugler Cologne vs Jazz Live

    Mugler Cologne all the way. LJ is nice but MC is really, really fresh and invigorating.
  36. David Beckham 'Signature' - what are people's opinions?

    I found a 200ml bottle of this shower gel last week for 3GBP. It smells amazing so I tracked down a 75ml tester for 10GBP (including postage) and I'm waiting for it to arrive. What are other people's...
  37. FINALLY got me some Mugler Cologne. Happy days :)

    I managed to find a 25ml spray for 10 on Ebay. For not much more I'll be able to buy 150ml refills in future. I sprayed once to my neck at 10am and I can still smell it at 4pm. Excellent. A...
  38. Re: What smells like Axe Africa / Kilo, but better?

    Ah, my nose isn't that refined so I am probably way off the mark describing it as soapy. I agree though, the base is horrible in Minotaure (to me). It's nauseating. It's a shame because the opening...
  39. Re: What smells like Axe Africa / Kilo, but better?

    Minotaure smells quite like it, but more soapy and a bit less woody. I prefer Africa to it though tbh. Chanel's Allure smells a bit similar IMO. If you like Africa/Kilo, just wear it :P
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    Re: There is a new Axe in the market

    Awesome :D
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    Re: WoW! Fleur Du Male is Amazing!!

    To me it just smells like a sweeter, less potent version of Le Male. Not horrible by any means, but not worth having if you already own Le Male or (even better) Perry Ellis 360 White IMO.
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    Re: Does Axe Cut It?

    I really like some of the Axe ('Lynx' here in the UK) fragrances. I have Africa, Phoenix and Dark Temptation and they always elicit compliments, despite being as common as muck. I used to love...
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    Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme

    Personally I find PR just a tad smoky but I think it's suitable for just about anything if you can get past that. It's clean and soapy. I'm not really a fan of it but it is very clean and...
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    Re: Tried Polo Black - YUCK!

    The strange thing is, I can actually stand Polo Double Black and would wear it in summer. I like most of the others too. Not the original though. It makes me a bit nauseous. I like Blue, Explorer,...
  45. Re: What is your best inexpensive frag purchase

    Aqua Quorum for me. Smells divine. Was about 4 for the 50ml aftershave.

    I've also got lots of 'dupe' oils of designer frags. Many of them smell just like the real deal (especially the Creeds -...
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    Tried Polo Black - YUCK!

    What a disgusting fragrance. It smells like bad air freshener. Maybe it's just my inexperienced nose, but I cannot see why anyone would wear this. There was nothing remotely appealing about it. An...
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    I love Gucci PH II!

    Got a small amount of Gucci PH II from a friend. I'd forgotten how wonderful it smells. It lasts for ages too! It's a great all-year-round scent IMO.
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    Re: First Fragrance You Fell In Love With

    My very first fragrance was CKBe. I loved the sharp woodiness and the girls (I was 14) went mad for it. Then at 15 a friend had Cool Water and I loved it so much that I defected and bought a bottle.
  49. Re: "Dupe oils" aka "imposter designer fragrances"... any sources to recommend?

    Hayward Enterprises get my vote.

    http://haywardenterprises.com/

    I've ordered many oils from their site and they're very good quality. I live in the UK and orders generally take less than 14...
  50. Re: If Rive Gauche is the President of Basenotes, who is the Vice President?

    Brut :)
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    Re: S o t D - Friday 5th February 2010

    Brut.
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    Re: Choosing two from these Creeds

    BTW, another suggestion I'd make is to try Mugler Cologne. It's an incredibly fresh fragrance. Perfect for office wear IMO. It's unisex and is a really happy, fresh scent. Smells like lemons and soap...
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    Re: Choosing two from these Creeds

    I've got samples of GIT, Silver Mountain Water, Virgin Island Water and Millesime Imperial.

    Out of all of those, I'd choose MI any day of the week for what you're describing. I get more...
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    Re: Hospital Emergency Room Colognes

    I completely agree with this. I've worked in various hospitals over the past 2-3 years (I'm a student nurse) and all of them have banned flowers. Staff are not allowed to wear perfume. Those who...
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver - I get it now

    Get out. :angry:

    :laugh:
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    Mugler Cologne is amazing.

    I'm fairly new to the world of fragrances. I've been to all the fragrance shops near to where I live and have sampled a lot of what is currently on offer. However, I've never been able to find...
  57. Re: Brut: do any of you wear this regularly?

    I wear Brut. I have the aftershave splash, and an oil version based on the original (which I prefer). Both smell great to me and I wear them both regularly. Classic scent. Definitely NOT an "old man"...
  58. FINALLY got to try Terre d'Hermes yesterday.

    It smells amazing. I love it. Will buy a bottle eventually.

    I also tried Creed's Original Santal for a second time. It really does smell like Joop IMO. Sharper, less sweet and cloying; but still...
  59. Tried some Creeds for the first time today.

    I'm quite new to the world of fragrances. I have the following frags:

    CKOne
    CKBe
    Rochas Aquaman
    Burberry Weekend
    Davidoff Silver Shadow
    Brut
    Brut Oceans
    Lynx/Axe Africa
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