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  1. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    Must say Iíd struggle to call out any sandalwood in Pasha. If it is, itís totally buried under that fougere-mint accord.
  2. Re: A 'Christmas' Scent - Christingle, or: a candlelit orange.

    I thought of two more to suggest after reading your above post:

    Thereís YSLís M7 in the most recent clear square (cube) bottle. Forget the Oud aspect for a second. You have quite a nice sweetened...
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    Re: Best Floral Fragrance?

    Orange blossom - APOM Pour Homme
    Immortelle/curry plant - Amouage Fate Man (technically not sure this is a flower)
    Rose - Chanel Egoiste (and plenty more!)
    Chrysanthemum - Dior Jules
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    Re: Maison Margiela thoughts

    Best price I saw them for the UK was low £70s or high £60s from Parfumdreams - that place tends not to be that cheap but it can be if you take a look at their site often.
  5. Re: Purchasing Baccarat 540 Extrait on eBay or retail?

    My opinion is to avoid eBay at all costs for such a high end/valuable purchase.

    You will have a better chance of a good purchase by looking at the for sale (BST) forums here on BN. Something is...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Ombre Leather - I find this one is surprisingly popular among the ladies these days.
  7. Re: Fragrancenet coupon code that's still valid for BN'ers?

    Quite right - so the best thing you can do is report it to the mod/admin teams using the usual way :)
  8. Re: Where is the best place to buy Maison Francis Kurkdjian?

    Yep, exactly. Without speaking to your bank, there's little advice you'll get here...
  9. Re: Online Shopping Directly from Maison Francis Kurkdjian Website

    We heard you the first time.
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    [UK] Re: Rumís Huge Clear-out - updated daily

    Bump
  11. Thread: Rumís UK swaps

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    [UK] Re: Rumís UK swaps

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  12. Re: A 'Christmas' Scent - Christingle, or: a candlelit orange.

    slpfrsly, thank you so much for this informative post.
    As a first thought it's posts like these that make me think we're not just bottle-collecting freaks that like to press the atomiser all too...
  13. Re: Caron not in compliance, will be destroying stock soon

    That's what I thought... it shouldn't be this hard for the truth to be obvious. Especially in this day and age of technology and information available at your fingertips.

    Still, lucky to have just...
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    Re: Calvin Klein Escape for Men

    I am really encouraged by how many of you have responded saying you own this one.

    I find the current stuff (I guess it is a current bottle as there is a long list of ingredients) is superb. If you...
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    Re: Anybody buy Mancera Cedrat Boise in 2019?

    I have certainly tried the 2019 bottles and they are monstrous in projection. Just a couple of short sprays lasted for a week on a card and easily around 24 hours on skin.

    My money is you are...
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    Calvin Klein Escape for Men

    Having worn this one when it was first released, I was quite shocked to see that it is still in production, at least for the UK market.

    I recently picked up a bottle (because at that price you...
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    Best leather fragrance?

    For me, hands and feet above the rest is Knize Ten.

    Then you have Bel Ami - arguably vintage preferred over the current stuff.

    Few months ago I may have put the Hermes above the Knize. But now...
  18. Thread: House of Caron

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    Re: House of Caron

    Wore Third Man today.

    Seems it has lasted through the working day and is still going strong, so much better longevity than Chanel Pour Monsieur EdT, although a different kind of vibe to the Chanel...
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    Re: Best Male Oakmoss fragrance

    Have to agree - this is one of the best modern oakmoss-laden fragrances I have ever experienced.
  20. Re: Which Baccarat do you like better and why? Reg or Extrait?

    Current EdP for me. Wife loves it too so may as well just hold on to it.

    Not sure about the Extrait. I should perhaps revisit it some day.
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    Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    I have to agree with this - the new Rogue Perfumery Fougere is really quite something. I like it better than Manuel's other creations and I think it's a dead ringer for GIT which has been watered...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Vintage Chanel Antaeus

    I think I'm getting whiffs of BR540 from my jacket but it's lovely mixed with this vintage gem!
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    Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    Given this thread is out of date now and there have been several releases and we've all tried something we hadn't back when this thread was active, so I would add:

    New York Intense
    Diptyque Eau...
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    Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    It has coumarin (tonka bean) in it, so it's a fougere.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Another one on BR540 from the wife. She smelled it before I even entered the room. ďOh I love this one - itís now my favouriteĒ.
  26. Re: Which Caron for a blind buy, based on these existing preferences ?

    I'd say it's between Pour Un Homme and 3rd Man
  27. Re: Latest Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Amyrris Homme Extrait De Parfum!

    I like the oil-painting analogy!

    And yes, MFK's trademark is sweetness. I wore APOM PH last night and even that (which is ultimately a floral-chypre) gave me too much of a 'sugar rush'!
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    Re: Most complex/deep designer frags?

    Kouros, Egoiste and Antaeus are probably among the most complex designer scents. They will no doubt come across as so to any newbie.

    Perhaps M7 too.
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    Re: Ebay now charging sales tax

    Got an email as well about eBay UK 'tax changes'. Didn't read it as my account is still set to close. Had enough of these muppets and their unfair policies.
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    Re: Fougere D'argent & Viking

    Seriously don’t think it’s worth having either. Viking is a hash-up of an idea that has existed for decades (if not centuries); whereas the Tom Ford is a modern interpretation of something that is...
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    Re: eBay: A nightmare for sellers too

    This is actually very good feedback. It goes to show they can be persuaded to side with the factually correct, but it is a lot of hassle and given that sellers canít provide negative feedback, itís...
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    Re: Favorite Halloween Fragrance?

    I would say most autumn/fall scents are strongly associated with Halloween to my nose. So I'll be bringing out my leather powerhouses, tobacco and musk scents.
  33. Re: so-called colognes that are EDT or better: the list

    It was the original 'strength' for AHEB. They later changed it to be EdP. Some people believe the scent was changed as well, however I have no experience of this so can't comment.
  34. Re: question about demonsrator bottles on ebay - tom ford tuscan leather? could they be mixed?

    I will add to the chorus here of 'avoid eBay like the plague'. Nothing good can come about by buying form there.
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    Re: eBay: A nightmare for sellers too

    I have pretty much had so many similar experiences that I just put my request in to close my evilBay account. I have just about had it with these muppets. A seller has no rights on eBay and that's...
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    Re: Your Most Worn September 2019

    1 Sandalo by Lorenzo Villoresi 7 wears
    2 Eau de Minthť Eau de Parfum by Diptyque 6 wears
    3 Knize Ten by Knize 6 wears
    4 Cedrat Boise by Mancera 5 wears
    5 Musc Ravageur by Editions de Parfums...
  37. Re: so-called colognes that are EDT or better: the list

    Some of the Acqua di Parma's are marked Eau de Cologne or Eau de Cologne Concentree and most of them to me smell like EdTs at least.
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    Re: Which types of fragrance am I missing?

    OP, you seem to have plenty of fresh scents or fresh-woody. I would suggest some slightly heavier scents for cooler weather, perhaps leather, tobacco or incense-centred.

    YSL M7 is a good...
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    Re: Under 50Ä for school

    +1 on Cerruti 1881

    Aramis
    Boucheron Pour Homme
    Puig Quorum
    Tabac Original
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays thread in FFD

    Ah, thanks incense - looks like the same problem as reported here:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/469843-Vintage-Forum-unable-to-post-or-post-not-showing-on-public-page

    We'll add that one to...
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    Re: Le Labo is trash...

    I appreciate Patchouli purely on its artistic creativity (or rather it's creator!). The lapsang souchong tea note is very good but I couldn't wear this. And at that price, Le Labo should pay me to...
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    I picked that up too from the OP. This week I managed to try the clear square bottle M7 OA and was quite surprised. It's a more smoothed out version of the black square bottle of the same. OP - if...
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    Re: Gucci Nobile: Is there anything similar?

    Definitely not an expert on either but I would say Worth Pour Homme might be a good candidate.
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    Re: Le Labo is trash...

    I agree with most sentiments here. There are one or two standouts but nothing to write home about.

    Rose 31 is watered down but then The Duke by Penhaligons isn't far off it. Oh and it's made by...
  45. Thread: Vintage Dior

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    Moderator Message

    Let's get back on track please.

    The topic we are discussing here is Vintage Dior. All non-relevant posts have since been removed.
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    There are some good suggestions here already. If you want something a bit more dressed up or refined, you will need to be a bit flexible on your budget in my opinion.

    Another good cheap one might...
  47. Re: Vintage Forum - unable to post or post not showing on public page

    You are quite right - we can't access these threads either through a browser, however they do seem to work on Tapatalk. The techies are already looking into this. Thanks for bearing with us.
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    Re: Grand soir remind you of musc ravaguer?

    This. They may cross over towards the base but only one some notes. I'd say they may have a common amber molecule. But as Sheik said GS is sweet benzoin, whereas MR is cloves and cinnamon dusted over...
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    Re: A creamy Woody for winter

    Hmmm how about Eau Duelle by Diptyque or Opium Pour Homme by YSL?
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    Re: Why do you seek out vintage?

    I think there is a sense of achievement when hunting down a bottle of something old and well, a piece of history.

    I think scents of the past made more use of synthetics to support the overall...
  51. Re: More info? - Caron Pour Un Homme Champagne Cologne (French Lavender Cologne).

    Interesting info - thanks for that.
    Yup I had both L'Impact and Millesime 2014 and eventually moved both on. Came across as a bit harsh. The new Parfum or L'Impact was nicer but very strong....
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    Sticky: Vintage Fragrance Ads / Adverts

    A thread to capture any vintage fragrance adverts or ads - be they pics or videos. We'll make this a sticky thread for now and merge any other related threads here.
  53. Re: What fragrance do YOU love but your significant other HATES?!

    Ah, if we are talking price tags, then I should rephrase my previous post completely :shocked:
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Interesting, Ifti. I've never smelled this before in any formulation. But it gets mentioned too many times, so off to do some research!
  55. Thread: House of Caron

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    Re: House of Caron

    I'm still on the fence about Pour Un Homme and may need to at least sample the multiple vintage versions. I think the Third Man is the best smelling from the current range - that clove and carnation...
  56. Re: KOUROS - wich time lĎoreal reformulated kouros ?

    You need to thoroughly read the Raiders of the Lost Scent blog page on Kouros - do a Google search for it. It will be the first thing (or among top 5) that comes back. Ample information there,...
  57. Re: What fragrance do YOU love but your significant other HATES?!

    Lol... sometimes it's not the fragrance that needs replacing (let's leave that one there) :lipsrsealed:

    I got told sweet scents are feminine. Luckily I was only trying out some scents at the time....
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    Re: Versatile summer/spring niche fragrances

    I would wear the EdT in the warmer months and for days in between, but would stick to the EdP during deep winter. Of course this will vary according to your location, seasons in your area, etc.
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    SpaceNK (UK) £15 off every £60 spent

    The less known SpaceNK here in the UK is doing its once-every-blue-moon offer of £15 off every £60 spent, until Monday 30th September.

    Although they are a make-up and grooming store, they are...
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    Re: favorite Christmas fragrances?

    Although I am not a huge fan of the scent, I appreciate it for what it is and I can't argue with the above. Totally in Christmas territory with those notes which are bang in the middle of all things...
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    Re: Versatile summer/spring niche fragrances

    Welcome to Basenotes!

    I also like Eau Duelle but I'd be interested in which version you wear (edt / edp) and during which time of year.
  62. Re: Iris Gris coffrets taken from my luggage by TSA???

    I'm not based in the US and have only been there for the odd time. But I've heard similar (horror) stories from relatives and work colleagues that visit often. TSA-authorised bag openings, items...
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    Re: Recommendations for Fragrances with Incense note

    Yup, agree with you quite strongly here. The vintage is the one I own and am happy with. The current magnetic cap bottle just comes across as incredibly "rubbery" if that's even possible. Can't stand...
  64. Re: More info? - Caron Pour Un Homme Champagne Cologne (French Lavender Cologne).

    Thanks - this is helpful.

    I've not got on with the current EdT and haven't managed to like the parfum/millesime editions enough to own a bottle.

    I am curious though about the various vintages...
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    Re: Recommendations for Fragrances with Incense note

    This is very true. Some interpretations of 'incense' is hard to stomach for me as well. I need to be in the mood for it for a start and the 'dosage' needs to be just right. Even 2 sprays of...
  66. Re: More info? - Caron Pour Un Homme Champagne Cologne (French Lavender Cologne).

    Interesting to read some of the insights here.
    What is the general consensus on Les Plus Belles Lavandes - is it similar to any of the modern parfum strength versions of PuH?

    Also, do the vintage...
  67. Re: Latest Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Amyrris Homme Extrait De Parfum!

    I tried the extrait recently. Wasn't a fan of the original though, but ultimately I found the extrait to be a much stronger, more powerful version of the original. But in both cases I can't help that...
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    Re: Recommendations for Fragrances with Incense note

    As above - there are many aspects of incense and the options available to you given your original question are all over the place. My suggestions are:

    Robert Piguet Casbah - peppery incense, very...
  69. Thread: Tsar = Jazz ?

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    Re: Tsar = Jazz ?

    Apples and oranges to my nose [emoji16]
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down - again?

    Amen to this!!! :beer:
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    Re: favorite Christmas fragrances?

    I agree. Thatís a nice way of describing it. You have the works in there.
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down - again?

    On a serious note though guys, let’s be a bit patient and let the techies do their stuff.

    The post count is easily fixed by Grant and I understand he and the admin team are working flat out. He is...
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down - again?

    OMG Mr Sheik!! It all started like this today at Basenotes Headquarters! The six foot tall... Austrian... and all.
    But it was supposed to be a secret - how did you find out? We did notice the office...
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    Re: Other scents like Calvin Klein Obsession

    I always compare the spices in it to Musc Ravageur.

    The Opium Pour Homme suggestion is also a good one.
  75. Re: Hermes- Bel Ami [ vintage] versus New formulation

    The current version appears to have less of the 'smoky'ness of the leather accord, but actually now that I've had the current version for a good year and a bit, I can say that current is much easier...
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    Re: Your "chore" scents or dumb grabs at the moment

    Mine has been Bleu de Chanel Parfum for a while.

    I could add Antaues, Knize Ten, Colonia Sandalo (AdP), Eau de Minthe (Diptyque) and Polo Blue to the list as well.
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    Moderator Message

    All, let's get back on topic please. We just deleted two pages worth of off topic stuff.

    Yes we've had some issues, but the open forums are not for discussing technical issues. Thanks.
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    Re: Help picking a casual versatile fragrance

    Montblanc Explorer isn't a bad option, as is Terre d'Hermes.
  79. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I think you may have a point about the 'confirmation bias' as you put it. I hated this when I first tried it. But trying it again a few years later it has grown on me. Especially the most recent...
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    Re: Tom Ford Metallique

    I tried it not long ago. Within seconds of spraying I thought to myself "here's 3 seconds of my life I will never get back".

    What a load of tosh. Just when you thought this brand hit rock...
  81. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Can't say I've ever heard anyone refer to Mancera's Cedrat as having pineapple in it at all. There's a mention of blackcurrant, bergamot and lemon, but nothing like pineapple.

    I think some more...
  82. Re: Go figure: Dior Higher and Higher Energy are not discontinued

    Yup, I can vouch for this too. Very widely available all over France; especially Paris.
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    Poll: Re: Creed Royal Oud or Amouage Interlude Man?

    Of the two Royal Oud would be my choice as well. Much easier to wear than Interlude but this may depend on the setting.

    For me a go-to autumn/winter scent is something along the lines of Hermes...
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    Re: Forest / pine fragrance

    Polo green is an obvious answer here.

    Then there's Zagorsk although it's more white musk and pine than anything green.

    I also thought VC&A Tsar has a lot of pine in it as well but I could be...
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    Re: Forest / pine fragrance

    I get so much incense from this one that the pine doesn't really come off very strong. Still 12 years later I may be smelling a totally different scent.
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    Re: What fragrances remind you of Christmas/Winter?

    For me Musc Ravageur.
  87. Thread: Bleach note

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    Moderator Message

    Can we please stay on topic everyone? This is a site about fragrance, not cleaning products.

    Feel free to discuss as you see fit via PM though. Keep it legal of course :)
  88. Re: Original Santal or 1899 Hemingway for daily use in fall/winter

    I would say neither is good for everyday wear. OS is just too "loud" and agree that there are several out there that perform better for a fraction of the cost.

    As for whether they are any more or...
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    Re: Found so many rare fragrances on Greek island

    Sorry gents. 1800 cousins all over the islands - the mod already has them all [emoji1]
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    Re: Do you buy empty bottles and boxes?

    But, but, but but.... the batch codes won't match up!!! :evil: :grin: :huh:
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    Re: Do you buy empty bottles and boxes?

    Here's your answer:



    There may be a few who do it for collection (is that the same as keeping the bottle after finishing it?) but I am eerie about others selling them on eBay - it definitely...
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    Re: Problem with Versace "The Dreamer"

    Couldn't have said this better myself.

    One tip I read somewhere that I find really works is to spray your knees. Yes, your knees boys. They might not be close to your nose to cause fatigue but for...
  93. Re: What time period do you consider "The Golden Age" of Fragrances?

    I am a sucker for vintage these days so of course I would say 1970s, 80s and 90s. But the earlier part of the 2000s has brought out some good ones, just not as often as before.
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    Re: What fragrances remind you of Christmas/Winter?

    This is one I'll definitely bring out around that time of year. Works really well.

    I have plenty more to wear around then - BR540 seems to fit the season for me somehow. Also Chanel Egoiste and a...
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    Re: Can't login to franciskurkdjian.com ANYONE?

    Sounds about right. Usually they don't reply to emails.

    Best you can do I think is call them. Their online service is appalling when it comes to customer service.
  96. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    That stuff is legendary. Shame Amouage stopped doing the attars - it was their best line!

    I have Homage Attar and it too has a wonderful sandalwood although it is clearly mixed with florals like...
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    Re: Clear Antaeus bottle

    Ooooh eeeerrrr - now we're on to something!!

    Would love to find something like that :)
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    Re: Graduating my Stepson from Lynx/Axe

    Ah, that's about right for his age :laugh:

    Have you tried to speak to him about different notes and how some things go well with others? Perhaps let him try some from your wardrobe out then he can...
  99. Thread: What next

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    Re: What next

    Usual places generally for samples are Notino UK, Fragrance Samples UK, Scent Samples UK, Perfumista. These are probably the more well known places.

    You will find Chanel and Dior do not allow...
  100. Thread: Dating Malle POAL

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    Re: Dating Malle POAL

    Yup that's what I read as well.

    I should prob add that the reformulated PoaL is actually much easier to wear. Better balance of notes and it's much smoother. A monster for projection as well.
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