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    Re: I would rather wear no fragrance than ...

    Oh - yeah, a bit patronising - didn't mean it to be. Perceptions interest me - they can vary wildly. Digressing doesn't worry me -- let the thread evolve.
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    Re: Fragrantica Reviews....

    The site is too 'busy',

    It gives me a headache just looking at it
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    Poll: Re: Best date fragnance

    None of them smell of dates :undecided:
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    Re: I would rather wear no fragrance than ...

    Oh yeah -- BO -- yuck. I'd wear it if it was the only choice

    PAPH -- I like it. Your perception of it is valid though, but I don't think this was the Prada 'brief'
  5. Re: Spicebomb fans: I'm on the verge of buying. Is it worth it?

    Only you know the answer to that

    If every reply was negative but you really like it, what would you do?
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    Re: I would rather wear no fragrance than ...

    +1 - Refreshingly honest

    That's two of us -- I bet there's more though :happy:
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    Re: I would rather wear no fragrance than ...

    I suppose I should take your replies at face value -- thanks for responding

    Can't help feeling that some may be taking the laissez-faire, 'cool' option though and in reality might actually panic...
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    Re: I would rather wear no fragrance than ...

    This is the nub. For me, I would have to really dislike it intensely (not just dislike) as wearing fragrances while out is part of my life and I would feel sort of 'bare' and underdressed without...
  9. Thread: versace eros

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    Re: versace eros

    I find this thread quite sad -- the sort of opposite to aspirational.
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    Re: Which perfumes make men melt when you walk past?

    'I like the smell of Napalm in the morning '
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    Re: Please sort the order to purchase?

    One little suggestion -- I'd have Pomelo by Jo Loves over the Atelier (not their best imo)
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    Re: I would rather wear no fragrance than ...

    5 stars from Luca Turin though



    That's amazing -- I would wear all of these rather than nothing



    That makes sense -- JPH has that effect on me
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    Re: I would rather wear no fragrance than ...

    Of course, but that's like layering 50 or 60 fragrances at the same time -- gonna smell bad



    Ok, but which fragrance wouldn't you wear?
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    Re: I would rather wear no fragrance than ...

    I'm with you there -- but I think I would wear it (very grudgingly) over nothing at all
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    Re: I would rather wear no fragrance than ...

    I think I meant completely scent free rather than wear a particular fragrance.
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    Re: I would rather wear no fragrance than ...

    70% --that is high!

    Maybe you are more of a reviewer than an actual wearer or just super-critical or is it an aesthetic issue? It seems odd that Houses would create fragrances that people would...
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    I would rather wear no fragrance than ...

    So, is there one fragrance that you dislike so intensely that if it was the only choice to wear out for one whole day and evening, you would actually prefer to wear nothing?

    This is a tough call...
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    Re: Tuberose and white floral for man

    Beyond Love -- By Kilian
  19. Re: Do fragrances that come in giftsets have weaker juice?

    Definitely not in my experience.

    In fact, you can pick up some real bargains just after Christmas with these giftsets when they 'cut to clear'.
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    Re: Xerjoff and Amouage

    Nio would work well in the summer along with 1861, Fiero and a few from the Join the Club line. Personally, I think they are vastly overpriced though.

    I actually don't think of wearing any...
  21. Re: I only want to own two Creeds: So ... Aventus and which other one?

    Orange Spice if you can find it. Skanky but Sexy
  22. Re: Does people from the East Coast wear more fragrances compared to other parts of U.S ?

    Do Americans go for the same sort of fragrances as the Europeans? -- what's the best sellers over there? I imagine it's pretty global now.
  23. Thread: Thanks !!!

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    Re: Thanks !!!

    Anyway, lets cut to the chase ----

    About Aventus .......... :laugh:
  24. Thread: CK Eternity Now

    by Kaern
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    Re: CK Eternity Now

    Moroccan cedar and Madagascar vanilla

    Not just any cedar or vanilla folks
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    Re: Your Top 3 Uncommon Fragrances.

    Ben Sherman by Ben Sherman

    Salina - Laboratorio Olfattivo

    Evil Max- 4160 Tuesdays
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    Poll: Re: A fragrance game of gender assignment

    I don't wanna get caught here

    They are all unisex :engel017:
  27. Thread: Oh god!!!!

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    Re: Oh god!!!!

    You have indeed obtained a fragrance 'god'

    Be careful you don't actually explode when you try DHI
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    Re: So How Many of You Have Not Smelled Kouros?

    anyone who hasn't tried it should be banned from basenotes

    It's a landmark reference fragrance for chrissakes

    I don't like it but that's not the point -- it's like commenting on rock music but...
  29. Thread: Thanks !!!

    by Kaern
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    Re: Thanks !!!

    I feel a bit depressed actually

    My job of 'Shillfinder General' is almost redundant :vrolijk_26:
  30. Re: The Official "Who Finds Aventus At Best Mediocre ?" Thread

    What do we mean by mediocre here? Is the smell mediocre -- can't be that can it - too subjective. So, structurally, it is mediocre? -- not well made, falls apart after a couple of hours? Well, no, it...
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste 2015.

    +1 except Antaeus, which seems horribly dated now.

    Pour Monsieur and Egoiste are 2 of the best fragrances ever made imo. I don't know what's happened to Chanel since then apart from dumbing down...
  32. Thread: Coconut

    by Kaern
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    Re: Coconut

    Check out Yves Rocher - Coconut

    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Yves-Rocher/Coconut-3378.html
  33. Thread: Coconut

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    Re: Coconut

    Premier Figuier Extreme -- Once again figs and cream = coconut
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste 2015.

    I agree with you -- it still smells the same to me, i.e. wonderful

    Platinum has been reformulated by all accounts though
  35. Re: Variation on a theme: "guaranteed" compliment getters that just didn't deliver?

    For 15 - 17 year olds who just want to get their leg over, the importance must be significant

    It's not a factor for me when I'm choosing a fragrance though
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    Re: Why is Sung Homme so unpopular?

    It isn't what she knew that mattered -- it's what she looked like :wink:
  37. Re: The Official "Who Finds Aventus At Best Mediocre ?" Thread

    Aventus is a dazzling oasis in a desert of grimly identical masculines
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    Re: Why is Sung Homme so unpopular?

    I used to really like it years ago until a girlfriend said it 'stunk' -- never worn it since
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    Re: By Kilian Recommendations

    Recently? Very little

    Amber Oud is nice, but you can get similar at a fraction of the price
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    Re: Sport scents that aren't so sporty?

    +1. It's actually quite formal and not half bad
  41. Re: Just How Good Is Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche?

    It's the best of a poor range imo.

    Should have been a standalone fragrance

    It's a bit soapy ropey, but I like it
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    Re: Describe your last purchase in two words...

    This may help

    http://www.fragrantica.com/news/Iso-E-Super-A-Very-Popular-Synthetic-2837.html
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    Re: Describe your last purchase in two words...

    Feve Deliceuse - swoon worthy
  44. Re: Rank these Creed releases from the last half decade

    Aventus
    Jardin D'Amalfi

    The rest I'm not bothered with rating
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    Re: There's niche, and then...

    I got a few samples on the 6th floor -- about £2000 worth :2vrolijk_08:
  46. Re: Read any books you want to wear as a fragrance? Here is one...

    Naked Lunch
  47. Re: If you are given a chance to become a fragrance "brand ambassador", what will be your brand?

    This is from someone who has chosen Byredo.

    Everyone has turned into shills
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    Re: Celebrities favourite fragrances

    she is hot!
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    Re: Celebrities favourite fragrances

    Here's one I made earlier

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/397617-What-famous-people-wear?highlight=
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    Re: Brand new here...

    Thread needs moving to the experts
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    Re: I have a question

    Check the one and only review for it here -- should give you a steer

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120219.html
  52. Thread: Creed Trademark?

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    Re: Creed Trademark?

    Great research!

    I suppose Creed think there is a good chance buyers will 'step up' to the real thing eventually
  53. Re: If you are given a chance to become a fragrance "brand ambassador", what will be your brand?

    I'm in the William Burroughs camp regarding his views on salespeople in general and I wouldn't want to do it as a profession. So, personal integrity would be important for me and I think Dior have it...
  54. Re: This Is The Greatest Sub Forum Ever Created - Can Any Forum Knock A Vent? Us? From Its Throne?

    Do you think Toyota have been checking this site? Avensis is a pretty close match.
  55. Re: If you are given a chance to become a fragrance "brand ambassador", what will be your brand?

    Same here

    No one has said Creed yet :shocked:
  56. Thread: Creed Trademark?

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    Re: Creed Trademark?

    This has been repackaged and is just called 'Cuir' now, if my memory is correct
  57. Re: Caron Le 3 Homme - go for Vintage EDT, current EDT, or vintage aftershave?

    The current EDT is still amazing imo -- the vintage was a little more rich in the drydown and the current version gets to it a bit quicker.
  58. Thread: Creed Trademark?

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    Re: Creed Trademark?

    I've always thought it' would work better as a 'soap on a rope'
  59. Re: Blue and niche...like Bleu de Chanel, but more original.

    +1

    I'd go with 'masculin Pluriel ' -- a lovely man's fougere
  60. Poll: Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport vs Dior Homme Intense?

    DH Cologne for the summer

    DHI for the autumn and winter

    No worries
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    Re: Frags with same vibe as DHI?

    This should help

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/281908-Iris-based-fragrances-similar-to-Dior-Homme-Intense
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    Re: Karen Low Connect

    Worth a blind buy here -- what's that about £6

    http://www.lilydirect.com/KL-Connect-Cologne-for-Men-by-Karen-Low--34-oz-EDT-Spray-New-In-Box_p_8767.html
  63. Re: looking for something suggestive, provocative

    Sounds like a 'ladies' man though

    Derby would be high on my list
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    Re: powerful men fragrance

    Make way -- the Emperor himself is passing through

    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme
  65. Re: Choreographers and Perfumers, dance and perfume: nothing strange!

    “Architecture is frozen music.” Friedrich von Schelling

    Apropos of nothing -- I just like it
  66. Re: You own it, You love/like it but it is quite a while you wear it. Whats that fragrance?

    I haven't worn Santal Noble for ages -- for a reason though

    I don't think it is as rich as it used to be, so I am letting it mature in the dark (a bit like rhubarb) and may test it again this...
  67. Re: New feature for those that really *love* or *hate* a particular house

    Emoticon of the year -- I'm welling up



    Might as well be
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    Re: Dior DUNE pre-reformulation

    I don't, no -- finished last bottle in the winter. No noticeable differences imo.
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    Re: The perfume of the Earth

    So, basically choose your favourite designer and niche fragrance?

    Currently -- Dior Homme Intense and Cuiron (is that niche? I give up)
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    Re: Dior DUNE pre-reformulation

    I don't keep the boxes either -- definitely Pour Homme on the front though

    I've had a few bottles and no noticeable differences detected (clunky, or what?)

    I reckon it's got to be one of the...
  71. Re: New feature for those that really *love* or *hate* a particular house

    Yeah -- I was prepared for that to happen and was going to throw a hissy fit :cry:

    I agree with you -- other forums are quite incendiary compared to this.

    Cheers :beer:
  72. Re: Help me pin down my tastes/ find a common thread

    Your name interests me

    Do you like the band Interpol?
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    Re: Smell and The City

    Reading this reminds me -- has anyone else noticed that racks of designer clothes have been sprayed with one of the designers fragrances?
  74. Re: New feature for those that really *love* or *hate* a particular house

    It's a fine line for sure -- don't want the site infested with trolls

    The voting would just draw a line under this issue for once and all and stop people whining on about it
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    Re: Penhallagon’s: Best offering?

    I think Racquets Formula is no more so I would go for Love Potion or Opus
  76. Re: New feature for those that really *love* or *hate* a particular house

    I can't help feeling that we will end up with a sanitised version of what a forum should be, with no cut and thrust and everybody stressing about what they should say.

    If someone wants to call me...
  77. Thread: Is it worth $255

    by Kaern
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    Re: Is it worth $255

    Exactly -- it's all relative to your earning power
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    Re: My frangrance "starter kit"

    I guess it's a 'means to an end' at a certain age and if they are working for you, enjoy yourself :coolold:
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    Re: The Different Company - Le 15

    I'm looking forward to this one

    I wish TDC would sort out the rather tricksy bottle lids though - don't like them at all
  80. Re: What are the things that disturb your eyes, before your nose?

    Lord Percy Percy: I've done it, my Lord! I've discovered how to turn things into gold! Pure gold!

    Blackadder: You have? Show me!

    Lord Percy Percy: [takes lid off melting pot, and Baldrick,...
  81. Re: Fragrances to buy right 'now' before potential (further) reformulation?

    If you say so, Cap'n
  82. Re: Fragrances to buy right 'now' before potential (further) reformulation?

    Any reformulation would be an improvement imo

    The Malle range is due a battering now
  83. Re: Wedding Gift for my Fiancé! Need your suggestions please!

    Oh man -- seriously, I wouldn't chance it without her being there to choose
  84. Re: The sexiest fragrance I've ever smelled on a girl!

    Lust! It produces a fragrance all of its own
  85. Re: What are the things that disturb your eyes, before your nose?

    You seem to be contradicting yourself a bit.

    Those Bois boxes are way too big.
  86. Poll: Re: What would be yours choice from the line of Costume National?

    Scent Intense easily

    The anniversary one a poor third imo
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    Re: Fragerance longevity and projection

    I've never had this problem -- even with notorious 'non-lasters' -- I'm just lucky, I guess

    I suggest giving a double coating, i.e. after about 10 minutes in the same area
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    Re: Bogart Pour Homme.....

    +1 .
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    Re: Do you enjoy Arabian perfumes?

    You have to be careful -- some are total rips

    Bit like European ones
  90. Re: What are the things that disturb your eyes, before your nose?

    I'd quite happily have my fragrances lined up in test tubes with atomisers and sticky labels on the outside -- I'd save a fortune.

    Having said that, I did like the original Rive Gauche container....
  91. Re: What is your favorite brand in clothing? How do you measure its quality?

    He needs to sort that out somehow -- separate accounts?

    I was a very young punk and had a shocking pink t-shirt from S.E.X that had photos of bullets across the top part of the chest, with zips...
  92. Re: Planning to buy ....some must haves for a mid range popular collection ..please help

    Mid life crisis?

    You need confidence -- guaranteed from CPH

    I'd also head for the nearest Dior or Guerlain counter and check out their 'low-end' fragrances, which in most cases are better than...
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    Re: Insane powerhouse with pleasant/clean smell?

    Rive Gauche

    Also maybe Dune Pour Homme -- it's soapy and creamy in the base due to the fig
  94. Re: Sweet oriental : Jaipur Saphir or Hypnotic Poison ?

    HP is miles better imo
  95. Re: What is your favorite brand in clothing? How do you measure its quality?

    Trousers - Armani
    Shirts - Armani - Margaret Howell - Stone Island
    Shoes - Crockett and Jones - Tods
    Casual Trousers - Polo
    Casual Tops - Armani - James Persie - Zegna

    I take all visible logos...
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    Re: Masculines with prominent lavender?

    Antiheros

    Caron's Pour un Homme was being sold for £30 at Fortnum's and Mason recently -- Third Man was full price, but still chose it
  97. Re: Boadicea the Victorious house - where to start?

    They have a nice grapefruit based one -- not impressed overall though
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    Poll: Re: Amouage: DIA vs REFLECTION ?!

    Well, Dia is glorious and Reflection smells like a 'mall spit' in the base
  99. Re: I Really Hate........ (The, "I Really Hate" Thread)

    The ridiculous fragrance packaging -- it's getting like Russian dolls with some niche outfits. I don't wanna pay for all that useless cardboard frippery -- I swear a 30ml fragrance came in a package...
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    Re: I need a Pitmaster Scent!

    Monsieur -- Huitieme Art

    Will be detectable even through clouds of grillsmoke
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