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  1. Re: PSA: eBay has REMOVED the option to list USED fragrances. Uh oh..

    Good news for sure.

    But can you just imagine all the people who use eBay to list their (e.g.) Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum that they mistook for Eau Sauvage or even those that picked up the wrong...
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    Re: Dior Sauvage Parfum vs EDP vs EDT

    Canít wait to get out and try this latest addition
  3. Re: Amouage: what do you think is the sleeper or under-rated of the line?

    Opus VII isnít totally under the radar but to me it probably is one that hasnít been discovered by the masses just yet.

    I think the whole Opus line could have been better thought out to be fair....
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    [UK] Re: Creed Royal Oud, Xerjoff 40 Knots

    Bump
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Seriously, this isnít worth confessing. Nothing to be ashamed of as you arenít missing anything.
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    I can just about hear the guns being cocked and loaded.
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Pppfffff why is it that I can relate to each and every one saying these things? Confessions of a Basenoter...!!

    As for the 61 or so samples, my kids must think I am laying them like eggs. Just...
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    Re: More Fragrances Unique Like Chanel Antaeus?

    Another leather which doesnít get recommended much is Knize Ten. Gorgeous bright leather with some citrus up top and florals in the heart. But it work really well.
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    Re: Cardamom fragrance recommendations

    Quoting my own post but should have added Sandalo Colonia by AdP. Picked this up recently at a very good price and am wearing it today. The cardamom in this is paired really well with the colonia...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    On holiday right now but I was shocked to catch a very distinctive whiff of Dior Sauvage. Ok, I have no way of knowing which version it was, but it smelled quite different in this warm, Mediterranean...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Thought I caught a whiff of Philosykos today.
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    Re: Chanel Les Exclusif Samples

    This sounds like a good tip to know but I would also look to eBay. Not all sellers carry fakes and some are actually trustworthy - there are a few that spoil it for the rest though...

    OP, you may...
  13. Re: Actually asked to wash a perfume off - it was that offensive to others

    Sorry to hear this.

    I find the whole event quite sad and rude as well. Personally, I would change company or move country if it came to this, but ultimately culture plays a big part in this. A bit...
  14. Re: Woody Incense - anything better than Gucci Pour Homme 1?

    I put on a tiny amount of Jubilation XXV last night and after it settled there is this ultra gentle sweetness going on throughout it which is a great relief from the bitterness of the incense.
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    Re: Open Discussion on Bleu de Chanel Parfum

    I'd say it's got more ISO E Super (one of Chanel's favourites) than ambrox but I could be wrong.
  16. Re: Jovoy, The Best Niche Fragrance Store In Paris Now Ships To USA With DHL Express In 2 Days!

    Do you mean for international shipments, hednic or for UK domestic as well?
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    Re: Anyone else almost NEVER receive compliments?

    Have to agree with this... Brits are definitely not open so I am not surprised we don't get many compliments from people we don't know.

    By way of an example, below is a conversation that a...
  18. Re: Woody Incense - anything better than Gucci Pour Homme 1?

    I stumbled on a tester of CdG Black in a store the other day, completely by chance and after reading the suggestions in this thread I picked it up. I have never paid too much attention to it. A quick...
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    Re: We did it! Got my eau sauvage parfum 2017!

    I have to say I hate the current EdT of Eau Sauvage, however the vintage is and remains top notch stuff to my nose.
  20. Re: Woody Incense - anything better than Gucci Pour Homme 1?

    I get a lot of sweet opoponax in the base as well which seems to pair well with the bitterness of the oregano note. A good suggestion but not everyone's cup of tea.
  21. Re: Have you ever stopped someone to ask what they're wearing? What was it?

    Why is it that I bet 98% of BN members can relate to this post? :)

    Been there. Done that. Got the atomiser.
  22. Re: Have you ever stopped someone to ask what they're wearing? What was it?

    Can't say I've stopped someone (i.e. a stranger) to ask them but definitely asked people I know/have some rapport with.
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    Re: Tom ford Sahara noir

    Have to agree here. Jubilation XXV is incense wrapped up in a fougere blanket. Very much a "incense inside a cologne", whereas Sahara Noir is more a full-on, in your face type of incense. It's a...
  24. Re: Woody Incense - anything better than Gucci Pour Homme 1?

    I would definitely say try out Casbah by Piguet. It's a very dry and spicy take on incense, very much with some DNA from CdG 2Man, not a drop of sweetness and so is a million miles from any of...
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    Re: Question guys about Kouros I just purchased

    I would say like to be 2007 or slightly before when the 'metal'/silver-coloured shoulders were phased out in favour of the white-coloured.

    It's hard to be absolutely sure from just this pic though.
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    Re: Open Discussion on Bleu de Chanel Parfum

    Definitely not, Chuck. I have been spraying a bit more of this than I used to and the beriberi note in the base is coming off quite prominently to my nose.
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    Re: Most Pleasant Rare Fragrances?

    I would tend to agree - the stuff is available in most high end department stores and I Have actually come across it on people.

    Rare for me would be something like Amouage Homage Attar which is...
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    Re: Talk me off the ledge or push me off, your choice

    Amouage Epic Man, applied lightly, is wonderful in the heat.

    Also agree with the suggestion on Casbah.
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    Re: Xerjoff Nio - masterpiece or kitchen cleaner

    I got a similar cleaning product vibe from Nio and it never really clicked with me.

    I find it too herbacious mind you - it's almost like there is one note that is destroying the harmony of all the...
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    Re: First post Chanel Egoiste

    Welcome to you, tiders32!
  31. Thread: Grand soir

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    Grand soir

    I just checked my bottle. No batch number on the bottle as Iíve previously mentioned I donít have the box.

    The scent however is darker in colour than the stuff currently on sale. It is also...
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    Re: acqua di parma suggestion

    I saw these in Selfridges a few weeks ago. I don't rate their SA very highly (well not all of them) so perhaps take this with a pinch of salt... but the guy at the AdP counter told me they are...
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    Re: What are great Immortelle-note fragrances?

    Hard to beat Amouage Fate Man - loaded with the stuff
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    Re: Which one? Fahrehnheit EDT, Absolute or Parfum ?

    I would suggest the EdT over the others. It's where the whole Fahrenheit story began, whereas the others are merely sequels.

    The Parfum to me has a Fahrenheit theme going on but it is made up with...
  35. Thread: Grand soir

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    Re: Grand soir

    Hate to be the bearer of bad news but this has indeed been messed with and not in a good way.

    I had sampled it several times from a BN member with an original bottle. By the time I decided I...
  36. Thread: Neroli Fragrances

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    Re: Neroli Fragrances

    I agree. The Ferrari came off as a bit cheap and synthetic to me too but otherwise would work great, especially given its price. Nothing special to my nose about Castile either and I also share your...
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian 6 samples instead of 4

    Agreed.

    But.... and there is a 'but' here... what you have paid in £ sterling for the €14 is actually a bit more than what it would have been a few months ago. The value of the £ against other...
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    Re: Ambroxan fragrances! Love or hate?

    I have discovered a new favourite ambroxan based scent recently. Worth reporting it here I think.

    Escentric 02 by Escentric Molecules. Not the pure ambroxan EdT I might add. The one with hedione...
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    Re: Ambroxan fragrances! Love or hate?

    I think itís wonderful from far away but awful up close on me. It becomes a synthetic mess on me but Iíve loved it on others. Donít ask me why but it seems it was designed to project from far away...
  40. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Jovan Sex Appeal for the first time this week.

    Where has this stuff been all my life??? Woods, musk and gorgeous cinnamon - no wonder they gave it such a cheesy name. Dirt cheap and so long...
  41. Thread: Neroli Fragrances

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    Re: Neroli Fragrances

    Tried it recently and can't help but think the quality is similar to Ferrari's Bright Neroli. Am I going mad?
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    Re: YSL Pour Homme Haute Concentration

    If you're into herbaceous citrus-chypres from a bygone era, grab it!
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    Re: My collection so far !

    Nice! You have some great tastes - some really good classics there!
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    Re: Your most worn July 2019

    July has a few more hours to run, but as of now my most worn are below.

    Slightly skewed results I would say given the amount of testing I'm doing!

    1 L'Air du Desert Marocain by Tauer 7 wears...
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    Re: Help with determining age of Knize Ten bottle

    Clifton, I've moved all posts related to your query here - hopefully your thread will get better visibility here.
  46. Thread: Neroli Fragrances

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    Re: Neroli Fragrances

    Plenty of suggestions already. I'll add Acqua di Parma Colonia if you can live with the cheap and genuinely ruined dry-down.

    Also, MFK has APOM Pour Homme which is not to be missed.
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    Re: Germany Airport Duty-Free

    Bumping an old thread for sure... just wanted to see if there is any further info? I travelled through Munich last year and my experience was pretty much the same as has already been reported in this...
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    Re: Knize Ten HELP.

    CH32 canít be vintage. I have one such bottle in a splash and itís actually very good. Very strong and quite long lasting. Good balance of the florals compared to the leather. Iím actually quite...
  49. Re: I really like forests. Does Knize Forest actually smell like a forest ?

    I agree it's nothing like a 'forrest' and actually found it rather synthetic at the time.

    Polo is a great suggestion, as is Zagorsk by CdG. Something like Patrick may also be a good one to try.
  50. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    It's even better with less sprays - I find that with anything more than 2-3 sprays of this and it completely spoils the scent.
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    Re: Mont Blanc - Individuel - Projection & Longevity?

    Seconded! Original Joop Homme had nuclear strength and could take out a herd of elephants with just a single spray!
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    Re: Best fragrance performance ever...

    'Performance' could be seen as good longevity or good projection.

    For good longevity I see Cedrat Boise, Portrait of a Lady, Musc Ravageur, New York Intense and Antaeus as good candidates for the...
  53. Thread: Best Vetiver

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    Poll: Re: Best Vetiver

    Why not start a new thread about what is clearly a separate topic?
  54. Re: probably the wrong place to ask but help please!

    Done!
  55. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Jovan Sex Appeal - thanks to a kind Basenoter
  56. Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme, Allure Sport Cologne, or Homme Edition Blanche

    The Sport Cologne is indeed a hidden gem in the range. Bleu has some great ones now in the range - I particularly like the woodiness from the parfum version.

    As for buying on eBay, I am with you...
  57. Re: Which classic fragrances did/do a shaving soap or cream?

    Came here to mention Knize Ten. It was apparently a really good one. The Tabac is world-famous.

    Seen as you mention T&H, Trumper's is another and so is D R Harris. I have no idea though if these...
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    Re: Rihanna's Secret for 'Smelling So Good'

    It's funny how - coincidentally - my wife asked me just yesterday if I knew what perfume Rihanna wears and if I've heard of "Kilian" :)
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    Re: Maison Francis Grand Soir

    Exactly this - I was lucky enough to get an original bottle at a decent price. I can't wear it in the warmer months - although it is ideal in cooler weather.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Smelled Fahrenheit on a dude who wears it as his signature scent.

    But also plenty of Guerlain Vetiver, this time on men. I also find it very popular amongst older women in my area.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Yes; on others. Just donít like it on me.



    I quite agree. It has become some sort of ďdefaultĒ menís scent especially for those who would not normally wear a scent.
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    Re: eBay: A nightmare for sellers too

    Lol...!!



    This. And I thought I was alone in this too. The power of a buy it now with an option to require ďimmediate paymentĒ is quite good.

    But of course eBay is coming up with other...
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    Re: Natural smelling mediterranean fragrance?

    Acqua di Gio Profumo is a fresh sea breeze scent which certainly reminds me of Mediterranean holidays.

    There's also Diptyque's Philosykos which is a superb reconstruction of green figs and the...
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    Re: UK Summer Scorcher - What are You Wearing?

    Original Vetiver today - perfect for when the weather is hot, humid/muggy and raining. I find the scent just wakes up and projects more with heat.
  65. Thread: Explain your icon

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    Re: Explain your icon

    Mine is a still of Antonio Banderas shaving with a straight razor from the film 'Desperado'.
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian 6 samples instead of 4

    I quite agree. If the scent is especially hard to find itís bonkers to not offer a sampling service of some sort.
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    Re: First in Fragrance Shipping Increase

    Welcome back CaliDude!



    Didn't they have a discount for the summer solstice last year?

    I wouldn't mind a discount code from them now myself!
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian 6 samples instead of 4

    Good way to sample APLS and CPLS which are only available direct from MFK.
  69. Re: Advice needed from anyone who owns or knows of 'Declaration' by Cartier.

    There's always the Bel Ami Vetiver which is almost the same stuff but with an added note of vetiver, designed to be a summer scent.
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    Re: can someone describe immortelle

    Talking purely about the flower itself...
    My mother used to grow the flowers in the garden. It's known as a 'curry plant' in the UK and has a strong cumin-like scent. Touch the leaves and then sniff...
  71. Re: Moschino Uomo? similar to Amouage Reflection Man?

    Bumping an old thread here...

    I recently rediscovered Uomo by Moschino and found it remarkably similar to both Reflection and Dia. It's that sort of powder and floral combo. Silage is better than...
  72. Re: Advice needed from anyone who owns or knows of 'Declaration' by Cartier.

    He didn't create it as such but rejigged it. That said, I love the current formulation of Bel Ami and have owned a bottle for the best part of a year now.
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    Re: UK Summer Scorcher - What are You Wearing?

    Thanks teardrop! I'm off to get some samples I think! :dankk2:
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    Re: UK Summer Scorcher - What are You Wearing?

    The UK is generally not prepared for anything - snow, rain or heat in any season.
    Luckily for us fume-heads UK BNers, we will be the best smelling in the country and that's all that matters.
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    Re: What should I buy next?

    Welcome!

    I suggest you take a look at Frederic Malle and Amouage. Sounds like you have a good collection already.
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    Re: UK Summer Scorcher - What are You Wearing?

    I've long been eyeing Greek Keys but have never found anywhere to test this. Is it available in the UK?
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    Re: Which is your favorite Musk fragrance?

    Kouros for me too (and this is an old thread).
  78. Re: Advice needed from anyone who owns or knows of 'Declaration' by Cartier.

    Declaration is a good scent, by the legendary JCE. It's considered by many as a pre-Terre d'Hermes kind of scent.

    Cumin, florals and white musks. I loved it when I had it, but I have a thing about...
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    Re: F. Malle price increase August 1st

    My current bottle of MR is a 30ml "travel" edition. I thought it was quite weak after two wearings from this new bottle. I have since worn it again (yesterday) and surprisingly I can smell it on me...
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    Re: UK Summer Scorcher - What are You Wearing?

    Nastka, you beat me to creating this thread!

    I am wearing Polo Blue today. A recent acquisition and one that I've been ignoring for a long time. Wonderful aquatic with plenty of fresh notes and...
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    Re: Question about Chanel Pour Monsier

    The original PM was quite powdery and I found it unwearable. The modern version to my nose is a much more balanced, subtle scent. I have other chypres that project much more when I need that, but I...
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    Re: F. Malle price increase August 1st

    Good point. Whilst my French Lover bottle is as green and fresh as ever, the Musc Ravageur I have now is a complete watering-down on the previous bottle I had. That said as the weather is so warm I...
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    Re: eBay: A nightmare for sellers too

    So it's not just me then with a voodoo doll bearing eBay's name on it?
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    Re: Question about Chanel Pour Monsier

    I am 2/3rds through a 2017 or 2018 batch and I love it as well. Very clean and gentle aura for when I don't want to smell from 90 feet away. My benchmark interview scent.
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    Re: F. Malle price increase August 1st

    Selfridges as well if I'm not mistaken...
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    Re: F. Malle price increase August 1st

    Well, why not? Everyone else is, so they shouldn't miss an opportunity :rolleyesold:
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    Re: F. Malle price increase August 1st

    Here in our part of the world I noticed that some retailers have already (cheekily) increased prices. Thatís John Lewis in the UK.
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    Re: What should I wear in nYC

    I think wearing New York Intense in NYC is a must - wonderful scent. I like to think of it as a modern vintage scent but the name is about as good as it gets in terms of its link to the Big Apple.
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    Re: Please help- fake Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait?

    You've already asked the same question once in the same forum, so this thread will be locked.
  90. Thread: Rose/Oud Frgrances

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    Poll: Re: Rose/Oud Frgrances

    Agree with Jon - plenty of others like Ex Idolo and a whole bunch from the MFK range.
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    Re: Patrick fragrances of ireland.

    I don't personally think Patrick is good for summer - it's more of a spring or autumn scent. But others have said it's a fresh, soapy, green scent.

    Just be sure to go easy on the sprays - too much...
  92. Re: Halston Z-14 & Zino Davidoff?? Vinatges?? On eBay?

    I've noticed a lot of sellers sticking the name 'vintage' in their listings where there is no way the stuff being sold is actually a vintage. Totally misleading of course but it's important to do...
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    Re: Creed - Selection Verte

    I got my 250ml bottle from a reputable Creed store in Europe. I have barely even made a dent in it but I do tend to go through a few mls during the warm weather. I love to take it on holiday with me....
  94. Thread: Taif Rose

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    Re: Taif Rose

    Perris Monte Carlo do a Taif Rose which is available in EdP and Extrait.

    Totally different rose compared to other more floral scents and not one with oud if I recall correctly. The Perris seems...
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    Re: Whats Your Shaving Set Up Consist Of

    Whilst looking for a half-decent travel brush earlier this year, Simpsons were recommended to me. I managed to grab a Duke D1 on Amazon (also sold by Amazon) at a huge discount as they had some sort...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Few! Thanks for that - the similarities are there even in the dry down.

    I never judged PN as a mint-containing scent but after my wife suggested it, I kept picking it up quite prominently. Then it...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Notino might do Villoresi samples, or First in Fragrance in Germany.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Having recently tried Villoresi's Piper Nigrum, does anyone else think the minty and eucalyptus notes are very similar to those in Viking? Just wondering.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Nose should know (sorry!)

    Seriously though - email them and ask. What have you got to lose?
  100. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    Yup - it took me a while to admit it and come to a conclusion.
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