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    Re: 2010-2013 Aventus - is it all going bad??

    some smell noticably more mature than others. it really is a bottle by bottle situation. the stuff that is still fresh is rather good. 2012s still to get rather bbq-esque after a while, 2011 and 2013...
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    Re: Which La Nuit De L’Homme?

    the standard one.
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    Re: By Kilian Black Phantom

    very feminine and generic.
  4. Re: New Roja Parfums Scandal, Vetiver, Enigma & Danger Parfum Colognes

    just to echo that everyone i'm seeing on fragrance groups is saying Enigma PC is very good indeed :thumbsup:

    namely it's plenty strong and not far off the EDP.
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    Re: Tabac Rouge.......Damn This Is Good Stuff

    wow just wow, i literally can't even. now that is some seriously bad language :lolk:
  6. Re: Montblanc Explorer...like Aventus or like Sauvage?

    neither really. like a more harsher version of aventus more than anything though.
  7. Re: Best place to sell 65% 120ml bottle of 12J01?

    it's very subjective, depends what someone is willing to pay. i wouldn't buy it at all but someone might pay £300, someone else £600. best to aim high especially on ebay with less educated buyers,...
  8. Re: Best place to sell 65% 120ml bottle of 12J01?

    and it's actually a genuine answer, people are asking the earth for their early bottles and are idiots born every minute. if you want to maximise your profits then ebay with a high asking price is...
  9. Re: Best place to sell 65% 120ml bottle of 12J01?

    sell it on ebay for £1000

    good luck!
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    Re: Tabac Rouge.......Damn This Is Good Stuff

    thanks for the write-up, it's one i'm yet to try. having said that i love Herod (more vanilla than tobacco sure) and Mystery Tobacco is certainly one i'm enamoured with. not sure i will like this,...
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    Re: Sycomore EdT or EdP ?? group preference

    EDP is like you are inside looking out at a forest behind a thick sheet of frosted glass. EDT puts you in the forest.
  12. Re: Akro's 'Awake' is the best gourmand & coffee scent on the market

    be interested to hear your comparison if and when you sample this. for people in the US luckyscent have samples of the entire line which is a cheaper way of trying them vs the discovery kit unless...
  13. Re: Akro's 'Awake' is the best gourmand & coffee scent on the market

    interesting because that's often a description that gets used for New Harleem, which barely smells of coffee but more of a pancake/syrupy tonka thing. Awake is much more of a pure coffee scent that...
  14. Re: [UK] Wilford presents - Coffeeland 2019 (Vanille Cafe, Awake, Cafe Tonka)

    great thanks for the update dude :)

    eager to hear any thoughts on the selection once people have given them a spin :thumbsup:
  15. Re: Akro's 'Awake' is the best gourmand & coffee scent on the market

    smells delicious all the way through for me. the drydown is certainly the best part as i get that yummy roasted coffee with a pinch of spice for hours. no other coffee scent has been able to deliver...
  16. Thread: Autumn/Winter

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    Re: Autumn/Winter

    Herrera Mystery Tobacco :thumbsup:
  17. Re: Akro's 'Awake' is the best gourmand & coffee scent on the market

    Kerosene's Follow? that's a pretty damn authentic coffee bean note, damp earthyness and all. a bit too much for me as I prefer my coffee tipping to the gourmand side, but impressive nontheless.
    ...
  18. Akro's 'Awake' is the best gourmand & coffee scent on the market

    there's a sort of thread on the general board about the house but i'm putting this here to focus on 'Awake' and it leaning slightly to the masculine side. so anyway, long diatribe aside i've tried...
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    Re: Which fragrances asked too much of you ?

    anything too heavy or oudy. i'm just not a particularly fecal sort of fellow :thumbsup:
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    Re: You Tube reviewer MyMickers passed away

    that's sad he always had a nice energy about him in his videos.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    you might want to look at 17x01 a lot of pineapple/vanilla freaks love this one. but i don't get other fruits so much besides pineapple.

    you said you like brighter batches but a couple of your...
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    Re: Travel Atomiser Advice

    second that evaporation is a serious issue with all sorts of decants especially plastic. always store them upright! best to go glass though and use teflon tape to seal the screw cap.

    the entire...
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    Re: Roja Parfum Colognes

    the parfum is so much better, but then the question is whether it's worth the money for something that's still not that strong.
  24. Re: [UK] Wilford presents - Coffeeland 2019 (Vanille Cafe, Awake, Cafe Tonka)

    thanks for the payments guys, last call for coffee before i get the decants out tomorrow :thumbsup:
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    Re: Roja Parfum Colognes

    Elysium is just the existing release which was the first 'Parfum Cologne' before these.
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    Re: [Help] Reckon this Creed Aventus is real?

    looks like all the points have been mentioned, there wasn't a 100ml size until batch 16L01 and regardless this is an obvious fake. the real juice smells even better :)
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    Re: 2010-2013 Aventus - is it all going bad??

    depends how is was stored, when the bottle was first sprayed and how much has been used etc. i have a few older batches and some smell perfect while others still smell fantastic but are noticably...
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    Re: [Help] Reckon this Creed Aventus is real?

    very fake. sorry.
  29. Nishane's Ani is closer to Aventus than Hacivat

    first thing i thought when smelling this juice, before even spraying, it has a distinct likeness to the OG Aventus DNA. i don't think anyone has mentioned this yet so call me crazy, but you can see...
  30. Re: [UK] Wilford presents - Coffeeland 2019 (Vanille Cafe, Awake, Cafe Tonka)

    nice one dude :thumbsup:

    split will be going down next week regardless of slots filled now :coolold:
  31. Re: Parfums de Marly Herod - The Truth about Reformulations (Rant included)

    no point in responding further, you are basically having a conversation with yourself regarding the juice colour and creating more strawmen to further the point. best to come back with a 2014 bottle...
  32. Re: Parfums de Marly Herod - The Truth about Reformulations (Rant included)

    no i think you're the one who is missing the point by making this strictly about juice colour when that was never the sole reason people claimed reformulation and a straw man. i know in my instance...
  33. Re: Parfums de Marly Herod - The Truth about Reformulations (Rant included)

    i'm sorry but the evidence in this thread doesn't prove anything except that the juice for this frag can change colour independent of how it started off.

    if the theory is that Herod was...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    actually Office for Men by Jeremy Fragrance is the #1 fragrance of all time with better longevity & projection, monster compements! forget about Aventus.
  35. Re: What’s your favorite cardamom forward scent?

    Zegna's Madras Cardamom is very good.
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    Re: Fresh clean citrus scent for fall/winter

    this would be one of my top choices also, excellent in cooler weather.
  37. Thread: Dark by Akro

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    Re: Dark by Akro

    a shame the brand isn't particularly well known or promoted because a coffee scent this good could sell really well in the wider market. fitting that Olivier Cresp being arguably the father of...
  38. Thread: Dark by Akro

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    Re: Dark by Akro

    gave Awake a full wearing which finished the sample and am just as enthusiastic as before. smelled that beautiful coffee aroma wafting around for hours, certainly not a scent I will tire of anytime...
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    Re: MFK Aqua Universalis is such a delight

    glad i'm not the only one.

    and yeah it definitely leans femme another reason i'm not a huge fan of this release. Petit Matin would be the best 'freshie' from MFK personally.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    how about longevity & prejection?
  41. Re: A newbie tries Amouage, Xerjoff and another PDM for the first time

    Herrera Mystery Tobacco is an even better Herod alternative, less sweet.
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    Re: MFK Aqua Universalis is such a delight

    both versions. there's something about the sort of musk that turns urinous after a while on my skin. i love a clean musk but not here.
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    Re: Aventus cologne sucks

    the start of the end for Creed (1760 father to son).

    you know the writing is on the wall when a brand starts recycling their most popular releases with inferior flankers. not that they care about...
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    Re: MFK Aqua Universalis is such a delight

    it's a very creamy floral musk. fresh but slightly urinous on my skin, don't like it.
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    [UK] Chrome Aqua, Molinard Figue

    prices include recorded delivery.

    Chrome Aqua 100ml 85% £24
    Molinard Figue 75ml 99% £24

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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    all things considered it is a rather sleazy house. but i do enjoy Herod.
  47. Re: Best long-lasting high-end luxury niche citrus?

    Roja Elysium Parfum
    Xerjoff Nio
    Santa Eulalia Citric
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    Re: MEMO leather scents

    wasn't impressed by any of them.

    check out mugler's cuir impertinent for an easy wearing niche leather.
  49. Thread: Dark by Akro

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    Re: Dark by Akro

    finally got round to trying Awake. had to order a sample from the USA after someone from the house said they'd send one (to save buying the full discovery kit) but failed to follow through twice...
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    Re: Explorer.... is better.

    not better, not even very good.
  51. Re: [UK] Wilford presents - Coffeeland 2019 (Vanille Cafe, Awake, Cafe Tonka)

    :thumbsup:
  52. Re: [UK] Wilford presents - Coffeeland 2019 (Vanille Cafe, Awake, Cafe Tonka)

    :beer:
  53. Re: [UK] Wilford presents - Coffeeland 2019 (Vanille Cafe, Awake, Cafe Tonka)

    bump for a brand new three-way split! this one has been a long time and many, many samples in the making :coolold:
  54. Re: New Roja Parfums Scandal, Vetiver, Enigma & Danger Parfum Colognes

    exactly. if they could push Enigma into something more wearable day to day, hopefully with less powdery vibe in the drydown, it would be a winner.
  55. Re: New Roja Parfums Scandal, Vetiver, Enigma & Danger Parfum Colognes

    links?
  56. Re: New Roja Parfums Scandal, Vetiver, Enigma & Danger Parfum Colognes

    thanks looks like they are pre-orders so nobody has got their nose on them yet?
  57. New Roja Parfums Scandal, Vetiver, Enigma & Danger Parfum Colognes

    new lower concentration versions with increased 'freshness' supposedly. can't find any other information, would like to try the Enigma :thumbsup:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzKrXq2Rwg4
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    Re: Haeckels Pegwell Bay experiences?

    indeed. as an interesting and impressive piece of perfumery it's a very realistic green smell. but as something designed to be wearable it's borderline disgusting for my basic taste :tongue:
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    try telling that to Jeremy :D

    remember you can't say anything derogatory you wouldn't be willing to say to Alberto's face :lolk:
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    disrespectful to Alberto Morillas :lolk:
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    Re: Haeckels Pegwell Bay experiences?

    herbal. not for me.
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    Re: Masculine Hazelnut fragrance?

    YSL Sleek Suede if you want something more grown up without too much emphasis on the gourmand element.
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    Re: hi guys . Is this Aventus real or fake ?

    red flag. if it is indeed a tester it will have an etching somewhere on the bottle to confirm this. if the bottle is full or near full why isn't there any box as nobody has used it? likely a refill...
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    Re: Guerlain SDV and Gourmand Coquin

    tried both (the latter more recently) and prefer the gourmand overall. SDV has a bit of a weird vibe for me, that medicinal/bandaid thing. having said that gourmand didn't blow me away but the...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    i'm not feeling any of the 2019s very much but i do think S11 is better than P11.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    less fruit or pineapple and more woody/patchouli smelling notes.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    they are not, S11 is quite a bit darker leaning than P11.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    a strong compement on Zion (elysium clone) 'smells amazing' made sure to let the person know it's just a copy and the real deal is even better :thumbsup:
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    13R01 is good.

    haven't tried them all but ones i would give a big thumbs up to would be 13NB01, 13U01, 13X01. 13X01 is probably the one that people more familiar with modern batches would like, it...
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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana The One Alternative

    add a few drops of this into a decant :thumbsup:

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26130042.html
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    New Roja Parfums - Oceania

    new release & Selfridges exclusive, released in-store yesterday. little to no information aside from the obvious it being a salty marine scent...

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    Re: Tell me which P. de Marly I should buy

    Herod is the best one.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    most of the 'smokey' batches aren't even very good, imo. especially the drydown can leave a lot to be desired when the fruit dies down. the best and most beastly are from 2011 and a few of the 2013s...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    it will have a deeper base than the latest versions but 2014 is still a 'non-vintage' year. if you want a proper smoky batch you need a 2013 or prior (excluding 13ZZ01).
  75. Re: Most frivolous or unjustified purchase you ever made?

    most of them.
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    Re: Backup bottles - Do you really need that?

    i need that. but one backup is enough and only for my absolute faves.
  77. Re: A newbie smell Maison Francis Kurkdjian for the first time

    Petit Matin is my fave, it favours warm weather but it's maybe more accessible than some of the others. I also recommend Aqua Celestia Forte though again more of a warm weather option :thumbsup:
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    Re: Opinions about l'occitane eau des baux?

    i got round to sampling it after reading a lot of the reviews about how it was an excellent tobacco at the price point, niche quality etc. well it's not bad and certainly well blended but it's...
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    Re: Epitome of the Last Decade of Fragrance

    Aventus Creed - a new arm of niche that sits closer to designer and is as much about marketing as product. the rise of houses like Creed & Parfums de Marly amongst others. ambroxan & synthetic woods...
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    Re: Opinions about l'occitane eau des baux?

    nice for the money but a tad overated for what it is. smooth vanilla scent with not many bells & whistles, doesn't do much for me.
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    Re: NEW: Lubin - Evocations de Lubin!

    yup I will try and sample before jumping in if possible, a few stores in London carry the line. i generally enjoy fig scents so think it could be a hit, thanks for the response :D

    do you find it...
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    Re: NEW: Lubin - Evocations de Lubin!

    any impressions on the fig fragrance 'Attique'? can't find much about this one online :(
  83. Re: What fragrances remind you of Christmas/Winter?

    Creed Spice & Wood
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    Re: Brits, unusually warm still for September

    muggy but i aint no mug!

    surprisingly warm & sunny :coolold:
  85. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    Mugler Les Exceptions Cuir Impertinent - hands down the best leather/amber scent, so smooth.
  86. Re: Midnight in Paris? Wasn't worth the hype for me at all!

    there should be a whole genre for these sort of scents - smokey car tyre smell.
  87. Re: Midnight in Paris? Wasn't worth the hype for me at all!

    smells like rubber.
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    Re: Your Favourite Perfumes From Roja Dove ?

    Enigma, Elysium Parfum

    heard good things about Amber Aoud so that would be the next to sample.
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    did a 180 on Roja Elysium

    i wasn't much impressed by this release back when it came out. tried the Parfum Cologne out of a sample and didn't get much from it. it smelled good but ultimately a bit of a weak, nondescript fruity...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    just received this, partial but a goodie :thumbsup:

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    Re: Versatile summer/spring niche fragrances

    Bergamote 22 would be one of my tops, has enough spicyness to be appropriate anytime :coolold:

    Creed Aventus is another...or Roja Elysium Parfum.
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    Re: For Chilly Fall Days - Boozy Niche Scents?

    some great recommendations in this thread, haven't heard of half of these.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    it is! that should be totally different to the stuff out now, much more 'smokey'.



    negative on retail bottles, just some decants of VIW & Jardin. Aventus & MI are my tops :thumbsup:
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    Re: For Chilly Fall Days - Boozy Niche Scents?

    couple i enjoy...

    Roja Enigma Pour Homme (Cognac)
    YSL Cuir (Rum)
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    nice that looks like some old school Aventus :coolold:
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    a few bottles of Aventus :thumbsup:

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    Creed 4oz collection

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  97. Poll: Re: Baccarat Rouge 540 Edp or Elysium Pour Homme Parfum Cologne ?

    nailed it. if OP can pony up some extra cash Elysium Parfum would be by far the best option.

    this is a bit of an oranges and lemons thing as the two scents are opposite sides of a spectrum. sugar...
  98. Poll: Re: Baccarat Rouge 540 Edp or Elysium Pour Homme Parfum Cologne ?

    i've really come round to Elysium but the Parfum Colonge has incredibly poor performance after the initial burst of top notes fizzle out.
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    Re: Winter pleasent smell

    Carolina Herrera Mystery Tobacco :thumbsup:
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    Re: "L'homme" YSL or "La nuit de l'homme" YSL ?

    L'Homme is nice but cloyingly sweet with the tonka. La Nuit is more balanced with the spice but more of a cool weather/evening option.
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