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    Re: Most worn in May 2020

    I think I started my 'alphabetical rotation' a month ago - everything's (upto "D") got one wear - bar Azzaro PH which got 2!
  2. Re: Which fragrance you do not want miss after the end of covid-19 social life?

    Not short on anything to bo honest.
    1. Gonna try n snag some samples from Creed, just tryna get my nose around these - whether they really are as good as the price asked for - I can't seem to work...
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    Re: Perfumers' favourite creations?

    From a merging of many years of albeit online reading and anecdotes and what have you - maybe not 100% - and do correct me - I'm sure I read that Oscar de La Renta wore both of his masculines (Oscar...
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    Re: scents that you wanna cuddle with

    Both Lalique Pour Homme (Lion and Equus) have that nice worn in wooly jumper snuggly feeling for me.
  5. Poll: Re: Men wearing Female Fragrances: What is the big deal?

    Deft 😉
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Woah! This is one beast I couldn't tame!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Haha yes its quite a cute twee little thing! I always thought they were a bit tacky yet looks pretty swish in real life :)

    Cheers!

    I tells ya though - the Oscar smashes it - well worth the hunt
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    Worth Pour Homme perhaps? (<1995)
  9. Poll: Re: Men wearing Female Fragrances: What is the big deal?

    No big deal.
    Don't think I have any female 'marketed' frags in the wardrobe, a fair few unisex ones.
    As much as I'd like to be in the camp ( lol no pun intended!!) of 'I wear what I want...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    Lol has fallen out of favour with me tbh, yet on a deal, its a good one to split and re-invest proceeds :)
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    Re: Banana Republic Icon 78 Vintage Green

    Lol don't worry - only experienced Neroli ( which punches solidly above its weight) and have been quite keen to try the rest - looks like a solid collection.
  12. Re: How do you check the fill level of opaque or solid perfume bottles?

    Agree, misleading! Cumulative experience, bottle weight also factors in. Sometimes I've shook something (Lalique White ) and thought it's a goner and then still get 30ml from the bottle.
  13. Re: How do you check the fill level of opaque or solid perfume bottles?

    Yikes I'm not sure I could being myself to strip a bottle down, even the bottom!
  14. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    A bit more than the usual 'smell the sprayer in store", a little spray from an original YSL PH.
    Feels like I've smelt this a gazillion times before, yet not in a beast mode projection spillage bro...
  15. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Certainly one of the best sprayers I've experienced!
  16. Re: How do you check the fill level of opaque or solid perfume bottles?

    Usually a normal desklamp + bottle close up ,i.e, TF Black Orchid
    For opaque)ish) bottles - i.e VCAPH - a stronger LED torch does the trick. Sometimes it can be so dark and you have to gently rock...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    CPM - no doubt
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    Re: The Art Of Layering - Successful Stories

    ESP + GV ( unknown amounts!) from after filling atomisers - something about this combo real good - reminds me of Dunhil 1934.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Thumbs up - recently got a Sterns version - very tidy bit of work.
    Sweet, how'd you find it?
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    Re: Oud in Hot Humidity Summer possible ?

    Lalique Hommage Homme is pretty decent in heat
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Lost leave of my senses an' picked up 3 x GG the OG, Oscar for Men (Stern?) and YSL sample
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    Re: thoughts on current bulgari black

    Picked this up new, from a few sprays smells good and how remeber it. Definetly a keeper.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Re: Best Looking Perfume Bottles (Designers)

    This bottle looks good
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    Re: Alternatives to Rive Gauche Pour Homme?

    Sometimes Azzaro PH/Aramis Tuscany scratch my itch for RG :) momentarily
    Azzaro PH L'eau perhaps
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    Re: What I dusted off and tried again today?

    Havana Blue Cone A/S sample, I think it was 5ml I kept. This is pretty dank so far :) feels like it'd layer well with Hommage a L'Homme.
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    What I dusted off and tried again today?

    12months +? What did you rummage out 'n' try again today?

    Lanvin Oxygene Homme:
    S'alright blue aqua freshie in a Polo Blue 75: 25 Issey Bleu way, with what feels like less refinement :) A throw...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    :thumbsup: Haha yes you a right! It's celebration day this weekend so Viking will be taking the place of my go-to 'occassion' frag HR!
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    Re: case of vintages being stronger

    Possibly also some maceration helps some frags get stronger - can be as little as 3-6months even for new frags.
  30. Re: What is the least amount of time it's taken you to go through 100 ml?

    When frags were just a utilitarian aid ~10yrs ago - if I remember must've gotten through a few 50mls (Zara Gold/Silver), M&S Spice Woods, High street clones fairly quick - 3-6months. But that was...
  31. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

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    Finally got round to picking this up - initial thoughts is it doesn't push any boundarys ( it doesn't have to right!) - easy going spicy woodsy voilet. Similar 'texture' to Hommage a...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    This is pretty amazing for hot weather (~25deg C here in the UK). Really feels cooling and fresh. After my SMW fail yesterday this is smashing it out the park. I even feel like I perspired/feel less...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Sweet - been nursing my decant like its 'my pwecious'(!) for a while now - thinking of when to give it a full wearing- into the mid 20degs C here - I don't want to be dissapointed - does it hold up...
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    Re: the drydowns - which do you enjoy the most?

    Mmm lots of goodies here!
    +1 GG - smooth and lush
    +1 Dunhill for Men - classy and refined, bit of floral and some funk
    +100 - Worth PH (A/S especially) - ticks all my boxes
  35. Poll: Re: Poll: When you wear a perfume, is it just for yourself or do you want others to know?

    As honest to oneself as I can be, Prolly 75% me / 25% those around me.
    I'd like to say just for me - yet the reality of "me, myself and I" - I'd be kidding my self and it'd be rather disingenuous.
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    Re: 20% off Ebay shops (2 outlets)

    Hey, not sure if this is also for non UK eBay?
    Yeah I noticed that, the list/links in the T&C which list the retailers just goes to ebay homepage... irksome!!

    Possibly try this : Search a...
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    20% off Ebay shops (2 outlets)

    20%off 2 ebay fragrance shops
    Click the t&Cs to see list of retailers
    Perfume shop direct
    Perfume plus direct
    Code PICKSAVE
    Ends 22 May
  38. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Tuscany x 2
    (old bottle and new bottle)
    Something about it was nigglin at me - old macerated bottle has a much rounder finish - guess I gotta wait huh!
    Also in the changing season - getting a...
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    Re: Today, I am not particularly enjoying...

    Silver Mountain Water. :sad:
    After being doubtful last week , I thought yay a blistering day today - this shoud shine.
    Like many of the negative reviews - I'm left thinking is my nose wrong? is...
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    Re: Let's talk about Bentley for Men Intense

    And woah I can still smejl it at a least a foot away in its padded envelope!
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    Re: Let's talk about Bentley for Men Intense

    Thanks for that @Brooks, I've often wondered about this!
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    Re: TomsCreedDecants? Anyone tried him?

    Cheers that's very kind, same code? BASE?
    Toppie !
  43. Re: The Beginner-to-Intermediate '3 fragrance Pack'...with *NO REPEATS*

    Wearer of previously gifted (so read mainstream designer blues and freshies, Sauvage/AdG..or all time classics, APH, CPM, GV..) frags thus selection as follows is suitably introductory without going...
  44. Re: gentlemen, have you ever noticed a scent on another guy what you thought was fantastic but felt

    Lol
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    Re: Today I bought May 2020

    Haha I was waiting for someone to clarify/bite :-D
    You're right! I had never seen this one before and enquired so with the seller, who actually linked me to the Lalique website which seems to be...
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    Notino UK - Free Delivery over £20

    Notino UK - Free Delivery over £20
    Not sure how long it lasts
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    Re: Today I bought May 2020

    Been to long on the to buy list:
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    And a backup of Tuscany :)
  48. Re: gentlemen, have you ever noticed a scent on another guy what you thought was fantastic but felt

    Amongst the "brotherhood" infrequently, and often in a complimentary, break the ice yet genuine & honestly.
    Amongst the general public, rarely, like has been said, you have to read the other...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Agreed, yes this is giving me a good way to go through all the collection and analyse which I really like to wear, which I could possibly live without and so forth. Must say I'm really enjoying this...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Boucheron PH
    Still going strong with the alphabetical rotation ( bar weekends 😉
  51. Thread: Layerer's Lounge

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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    Gonna have a go with Worth PH and Paco PH ( I read in an ancient Worth PH appreciation thread so am intrigued)!
  52. Re: Which fragrances have a great creamy sweet musk/woody smell?

    Pasha de Cartier (if worn with extreme caution)
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    Re: L’Homme Ideal Packaging old/new?

    Lol has a bit of a tacky message in the "QR" mess , ' no need to... BE YOU.. have your fragrance ' !!
  54. Re: Simple but beautiful: The lemon-pine barbershop fragrance

    Agua Fresca perhaps, just like the stuff the barbers slaps on post trim/shave.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Tag team of Worth PH HC AS and EDT cause I wanted to feel amazing!!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Homage a L'Homme - been a while , nice breezy day + I'm thinking this needs backing up :)
  57. Re: Maybe it's time to FINALLY move on from vintage Polo

    Neat - I just got out my Chevignon yesterday after sorting through the wardrobe. Definitely got some of the Polo about it - brighter - more promininent floral - I thik jasmine ad a sweetish amber...
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    Re: Just Jack perfumes - Tom Ford clones

    That's good to know! Of all of these Carbon is the one I may give in to having a blind buy!
  59. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Yes don't get me wrong - quality is apparent along with the "Creedyness" - yet I'm thinking there's a lot more out there that does a similar job for better value. Hoping to change and give this...
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    Re: Other freshies with Creed-like refinement?

    Al Rehab - Crown Perfumery - Sultan
    Always struck me as a "Creedy" freshie.
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    Re: What is your favourite cardamom fragrance?

    Gonna try this! Ginger works real good to!
    Cartier Declaration D'un Soir - Cardo-rose = win!
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    I often consider getting some perfumers alcohol to dilute EO1 PP to something I can handle / get a better grip on. :lipsrsealed:
  63. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    SMW:
    Not sold.:undecided: it may get sold :lolk:
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Black Label Monotheme Leather: stonking leather note with some fruitiness.
    Nice, wears close
    Still going through alphabetically ( well as alphabetically as the BN wardrobe orders thing - some by...
  65. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Worth PH HC AS
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Frag x tester I purchased late 2019 was this one
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    Re: Just Jack perfumes - Tom Ford clones

    Me neither, but not too fussed, each to his her own though
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Bel Ami -
    I like it as a smell, yet no so much wearing. Much preferring Equipage
  69. Re: Prove me wrong: 80s designer fragrances were often the quality of today's niche scents

    Talking of 80's frags - just received Worth PH HC AS - cannae get over how good this is! Seriously kicks *ss and feels head 'n'shoulders above more recent releases. But agree this is somewhat...
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    Re: Just Jack perfumes - Tom Ford clones

    For those interested they same brand Sterling /just jack are onto churning out some Creed clones , noticable by the BIG 'CR' on the branding , "Tweed, Sliver Cliff and Adventurer" fairly easy to see...
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    Re: Maceration Time.....Makes a Massive Difference.

    Agree.
  72. Re: Prove me wrong: 80s designer fragrances were often the quality of today's niche scents

    When I occasionally delved into this vice - I did conciously choose a fragrance to 'pair' with. Usually heavy hitters like Pour Lui,GBH, Polo. Saying that there are others that 'pair' well, rich...
  73. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    I am going to be jubilant when the postman arrives! First world probs
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    Re: In the mood for roses...

    Halfeti is pretty dope.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Azzaro PH 2007 - rounder, closer to skin and subtler than current iterations ( tbh I really like the latest one a tad more - amped up - 4 sprays = next day jollies)
    Initially going through the...
  76. Re: Maybe it's time to FINALLY move on from vintage Polo

    Recently picked up one of these - it's pretty good - very good in fact - considering brand new bottle - have no qualms about it - tidy straight from first spray! They done some wizzy pokery :)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Got me interested again In Quorum with the Pour Lui connection. Strange I always had Quorum pegged as being a bit dirty, sweaty & spicy ( not keen, a class fellow used to drown in this when we were...
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    Re: In the mood for roses...

    Aramis 900 & Habit Rouge perhaps? Polarising
    D'un Soir much more easy going and smooth
  79. Re: Can you enhance a branded perfume (Smell, Projection and Lasting)

    Welcome!
    I guess there's no right or wrong - as long as you enjoy and it does what you want it to do - so yes experiment!!
    Lol caution - experiment/mix up in small amounts so you wont be left wih...
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    Re: UK best place to get samples and buy fragrances?

    Cheers, was looking for something like this :)
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    Re: My First Basenotes post! Delighted to be here.

    Welcome!
    This way please >>>> ;)
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  82. Re: Prove me wrong: 80s designer fragrances were often the quality of today's niche scents

    This is as much as I can offer :laugh:
  83. Re: Prove me wrong: 80s designer fragrances were often the quality of today's niche scents

    Haha my bad, it WAS an incendiary comment on my behalf. Glad you pulled up on it and your response is deft :) :thumbsup: I have zero knowledge or experience of niche, so my response is moot and so...
  84. Re: Is there anyone here who has NOT smelled original Calvin by Calvin Klein?

    I gave up searching for this - a search for "Calvin / Calvin for Men / Calvin by Calvin" - is just too wide a serach term and gives 000's of results :undecided:
  85. Re: Another you can only have one fragrance, which is your choice? Thread

    Oh yeah good stuff - lol just takes around 3 months to mature and boom! You're there!
  86. Re: Another you can only have one fragrance, which is your choice? Thread

    Lol feel like I'm a broken record, but taking into account various factors - I'm gonna say Worth PH!
    "Prolly my all time fave to date - yes there's more beautiful smells, maybe better quality,...
  87. Re: Is there anyone here who has NOT smelled original Calvin by Calvin Klein?

    From what I gather I would love to get my nose on this
  88. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Tuscany
    Breaking in a new one.
  89. Re: Prove me wrong: 80s designer fragrances were often the quality of today's niche scents

    Dont know what niche means to be honest.
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    Re: Those Animals You Own

    VCAPH
    Bu thread title I thought first actual animals.
    I would say VCAPH is a beautiful dark horse. Approach with caution, treat with respect.
    If you gain favour you will ride it, else be trodden...
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    Re: Name Your "Number 1" Budget, Bargain Fragrance

    True say. One of many reasons could be the lack of or very limited marketing/advertising. (Lol that's probably a good thing, hoarding 'likes' and followers may go hand in hand with loosening...
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    Re: Blackpepper minus the pepper?

    Penny.
    Dropped.
    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Blackpepper minus the pepper?

    Definitely sample the Wonderwood. I got rid of it as although it kinda dries down with the pepper less the piquant pepeppery notes ( I'm reading your post correct?) What's left is the base/middle of...
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    Creed decants UK sellers?

    Hi y'alls!

    Anyone kindly recommend UK eBay sellers for Creed decants? Sellers you buy/bought and can vouch for?

    Seems to be a swell of a lots and it's a bit of a gamble!

    Many thanks
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Aramis 900
    Really enjoyed my time with this over the years - has revealed more of itself.
    Has a nice cooling aspect that I never really picked up on prior - the vetiver perhaps?
    Works better than...
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    Re: Your Quick Summer Affair?

    I reckon this summer will be abour netoli, citrus and vetiver!
    Adolfo Vetiver Hombre - cool and clean
    Neroli Woods - solid no frills
    Ferrari Neroli - with frills!
    Prada Infusions Vetiver - yummy...
  97. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    A few shaky days of "get rid of it all and keep one" - so I explored further iterations of the one that could be the 'one' - Snaffled some Worth PH HC AS - must say the team up of the normal AS and...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Hey you still on the alphabetical challenge? Upto "C"?
    I'm doing that since I felt a bit frazzled and its a great way to not have to think too much about it!
    Started yesterday, today it Aramis. ...
  99. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    From travel set:
    Dunhill Icon Elite: Meh - not sure whats with this - doesnt seem to be anything bar a genero pop smell. Heavy 'meh'
    Dunhill Icon Racing/Green: a bit more character 'n'' substance -...
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    Re: Name Your "Number 1" Budget, Bargain Fragrance

    Wozza! Yeah I forgot about Bogart Signature - that is some good produk' [Dips pinky finger in a rubs it on gums]
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