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    [UK] Re: Mostly Niche/Designer Bottles/Samples

    Bump.
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    Re: By Kilian Back to Black without powder?

    Perhaps something like Tabac Rouge.
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    Re: Hilarious Creed Marketing

    Bullshit iceberg, dead ahead!

    Surely the Titanic one can be refuted!? If somebody wants to they can contact the Titanic Historical society and ask if they know of any fragrances being...
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    Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    Amouage:

    Jubillation XXV
    Tribute Attar
    Memoir Man
    Epic Woman Extrait

    MFK:

    Absolue pour le soir
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    Re: ** New: AMOUAGE FIGMENT

    Actually to be fair, I looked at the time line, I didn't realize the likes of Jubilation XXV, Epic, Memoir were all done under his tenure. I thought he came much later. Seemingly he's peaked too...
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    Re: ** New: AMOUAGE FIGMENT

    The "hate" is more aimed at Christopher Chong and his tenure at the helm of Amouage and the mediocrity of the releases since under his direction, as opposed to the brand as a whole.
    Epic is great,...
  7. Re: Back to black vs straight to heaven extreme vs noir de noir

    Can't really go wrong with any of them. I would go with Back to Black as it has the best progression in my opinion.
    NDN's opening is excellent (as with with most TF's), it's just the dry down which...
  8. Re: Sexiest mass pleasing (designer) summer fragrance

    Since you're a Creed fan, how about something like MI or VIW?
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    Re: ** New: AMOUAGE FIGMENT

    In this case that one "edgy note" will probably be Chong himself.
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    Re: ** New: AMOUAGE FIGMENT

    Whoops! Forgot to add those two to the list, just goes to show, completely forgettable.
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    Re: ** New: AMOUAGE FIGMENT

    Interesting. Wont hold my breath though, it's been a long time since I've been impressed by anything Amouage have released.
    Haven't liked any of Honour, Fate, Beloved, Interlude, Journey, Sunhine,...
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    Re: Bois Des Ilies Pure Parfum

    If it's authentic, which it looks like it is, it will smell divine.
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    Re: Bois Des Ilies Pure Parfum

    It's a wonderful fragrance, the best way to describe it is if the EDT is "water colours" and the parfum is the same painting, in full blown depth of clarity and colours.
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    Re: Top 3 Creed Fragrances

    1) Green Irish Tweed
    2) Vintage Tabarome
    3) Royal Oud
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    Re: Luca Turin on Frederic Malle

    Wonderful scent, the only thing which lets it down is its longevity.
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    Re: New from Chanel: Gabrielle (2017)

    Vampires?
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    Re: Need a quick advice :D

    I would suggest Idole de Lubin EDT (if you can find it) or Reflection Man (light on the trigger for summer evenings)
  18. Re: Fragrance choices for new-client meetings

    Something like MI or GIT.
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    Re: Luca Turin on Frederic Malle

    Gave MR 3 stars and called it "hippy musk".
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    Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    Great: Musc Ravageur, New Haarlem, Muscs Koublai Khan, Au Couer du Desert, Ambra Mediterranea

    OK-Good: Black Bird, Bois d'Acese, Peety, Havana, Black Tourmaline Extrait

    Bad: Maai, Korrigan,...
  21. Re: Some noteworthy changes coming for Creed Fragrances.

    Ironic when you consider that a successful man wouldn't wear such garbage. Yet it's generic slogans like that which rope them in.
  22. Re: Guerlain Oud Essentiel revew by Monsieur Guerlain

    Has anybody else tried it yet?
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    Re: Too good to be true?

    Seems legit, after you buy, I have some magic beans you might be interested in too.
  24. Re: Anything like Millesime Imperial that lasts longer than 12 seconds?

    Yes, Millseime Imperiale Extrait de Pafum from the private vault collection.
  25. Re: Amouage Jubilation xxv or Opium Pour Homme EDP

    There's no comparison, it's like comparing a Ferrari to a Hyundai. Jubilation is by far the superior fragrance.
  26. Re: Tom Ford Noir De Noir is just freaking unbelievable

    My problem with it, is whilst the opening is rich, dark and seductive and hits a sweet spot; like most private blends, it's top loaded and comes apart at the seams.
    Dry down is distinctively average.
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    [UK] Re: Mostly Niche/Designer Bottles/Samples

    Bump
  28. Re: Best smelling projection fragrances?!! Designer or niche

    Puredistance M
    Coromandel
    Musc Ravageur
    Epic Man
    Absolue pour le soir
    Ambra Mediterreanea
    New Haarlem
    LDDM/ACDD
    Leather Oud
  29. Re: Pre-Basenotes Fragrance You're Still Proud Of

    Lets see, pre Basenotes my fragrance trajectory was Tommy > Polo Sport > Envy > Joop! > Boss Bottled > Pi > Le Male > Allure > D&G PH.
    The only one I still have a bottle of, but seldom wear except...
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    Re: Envy For Men - Gucci - Your Views ?

    It was my 1st "mature" fragrance, after years of Tommy and Polo Sport. Can't really remember what it smells like now, as it's been over 16 years since I've worn it. Although I do remember it getting...
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    Re: A few Questions about Kiehl's Musk...

    The shower gel is great, it's a staple in my shower. Potent and lasts quite well.
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    Re: NEW: Guerlain - Oud Essential!

    It's not out in Dubai yet unfortunately.
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    Re: Amouage shower gels

    They just need to bring out body lotions and deodorants now for the men's line, then I'll be happy.
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    Re: Amouage shower gels

    I have Memoir, Epic and Jubilation XXV and plan on getting Reflection. They are excellent, quite potent and smell remarkably close to the original scent. A nice touch to the overall wearing...
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    Re: NEW: Guerlain - Oud Essential!

    Passing through Dubai in 8 hours. Is it out yet? After Santal Royal, I won't hold my breath.
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    Re: Your Top 5 scents with "Black" in the name

    Black Tourmaline Extrait
    Back to Black
    Or Black
    Sahara Noir
    Lumiere Noir PH
  37. Re: My Secretions Magnifiques story (with a little extra)

    My trusty 1st date go to fragrance.
  38. Re: Expensive scents that smell absolutely horrible - your list.

    LM- Hard Leather comes to mind and Creed- Royal Water & Original Vetiver.
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    Re: What would Cary Grant wear?

    Green Irish Tweed was bespoke made for him. It's definitely true because Creed said so.
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    Re: Does nothing smell like Amouage Epic Man?

    As others have said, splits or discounters.
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    Re: Creed Millesime 1849 or Spice & wood.

    1849.
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    Re: Niche Sampling advice

    Montale: Aoud Cuir d'Arabie & Black Aoud
    Malle: Musc Ravageur, Portrait of a Lady, Oud
    MFK: Lumiere Noir PH & Absolue pour le soir
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    Re: Top 10 Formal

    Puredistance M
    Jubilation XXV
    Invasion Barbare
    Reflection Man
    Green Irish Tweed
    Sycomore
    Diaghilev Extrait
    Gold Man
    Derby
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    Re: manly & powerful

    Settle down there with the hyperbole. You're jumping on one word from a non-native English speaker.
    I'm speculating that he meant non-conforming.
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    Re: manly & powerful

    From you list Egoiste. Others

    Modern:

    Dior- Leather Oud
    Montale- Aoud cuir d'Arabie
    Amouage- Epic Man
    HdP- 1740 Marquis de Sade
    Puredistance- M
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    Re: Best Tobacco Scents Out There

    Is that the one which smells like vinegar?
  47. Re: Jean-Paul Guerlain to release new fragrances under My Exclusive Collection

    When is this being released?
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    Re: Portrait of a Lady

    ALL fragrances have been reformulated in recent years, especially the major niche and commercial houses, with I suspect very few exceptions. That's just an unfortunate fact of imposed IFRA...
  49. Re: Would Jubilation XXV suit a university student?

    Wrong house, you're looking for Creed.
  50. Thread: Mono di Orio

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    Re: Mono di Orio

    This.

    I thought Vanille OK, but it reminded me of Bois des Illes, which is obviously infinitely superior and which I already own. Oud was quite pleasant, but doesn't warrant anywhere near what it...
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    Re: Comme Des Garçons - Olfactory Library

    What's worth trying from the discontinued line up?
  52. Re: Your Swiss Army knife niche (besides Aventus).

    Green Irish Tweed comes to mind, so does Invasion Barbare and Lumiere Noire PH.
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    Re: Absolu pour le soir

    It's not discontinued, it's just limited distribution now. I believe eventually you will only be able to buy it on the MFK site and MFK stores only.
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    Re: Question about Jubilation XXV formulation

    For what it's worth, I own both the original "vintage" and more recently the newer alleged (although most likely) reformulated magnetic cap version.
    I've never gotten extreme projection, or even...
  55. Re: Guerlain Tonka Imperiale vs L'homme Ideal EDP

    This +1
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    Re: New By Kilian - BLACK PHANTOM

    Interested to try it, but why do I get the feeling the packaging will be the best part of the scent.
  57. Re: MFK Absolue pour le soir - has it been reformulated?

    There was a thread somewhere where somebody posed the same question, turned out that it hadn't be reformulated, since MFK only produced one batch of the fragrance.
    Mainly due to the fact that it's...
  58. Re: Do Creed fragrances "Mature" in the bottle? Royal Oud

    I'm speculating that this is based on half truth, when I believe Creed rushed a batch of Aventus to market which wasn't full macerated.
    Due to it being a hot seller when it was initially launched....
  59. Re: NEW: YSL - Black Opium Floral Shock For Women!

    A flanker of a flanker, flankception?
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    Re: Boris Bidjan Saberi EDP

    Thanks for the input.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Jubilation 25, either the EDP, although preferably the extrait.
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    Re: Your absolute #1 favorite vetiver?

    Sycomore.
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    Re: Alternative to Tom Ford Oud Wood?

    Been awhile since I sampled it but I seem to remember Bond. No9 Harrods Oud having a similar super glue/latex flex.
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    Re: what's your favorite dark rose scent?

    It used to be Noir de Noir, but wearing it again recently I forgot how front loaded and poor the dry down is. I would say Portrait of a Lady, Tribute Attar and No.88.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Indeed, it's up there with Epic Woman Extrait. Good alternative to Diaghilev if on a budget.
  66. Re: Parfums de Nicolai New York and New York Intense

    It shares more than a passing reassembles to BdP, especially in the intense format. I'd give the nod to NYI though over BdP for several reasons:

    -Price
    -Smoother and more refined
    -Much nicer...
  67. Re: Opium Pour Homme: Why Isn't This Mentioned More Often

    I have both the EDT and EDP, but seldom if ever wear either, unless it's dumbest of dumb reaches. May give them a whirl again next week in cold weather. I think neither get a fair throw, because the...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    You mean XXV? 25 is the women's, unless you're rocking that, in which case great :thumbup:
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    Re: Caron Pour un Homme or The Third Man?

    Both can be had for practically nothing on-line, both radically different and worth owning. I think the 3rd man is the more interesting option though out of the two.
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    Re: Amber Aoud - Really?

    How do you know it doesn't contain real aoud? Did you analyze the juice?
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    Re: Andy Tauer destroys bloggers...

    I had to read his last quote several times, I still don't understand it. Is he really pontificating like some kind of self appointed arbiter on what's acceptable for other people to write? All...
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    Re: Andy Tauer destroys bloggers...

    How do you know that this is the blog which is the catalyst of his ire?
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    Re: Andy Tauer destroys bloggers...

    Also, how can he objectively determine to such a high degree of certainty that blogging/reviewing has no tangible result on sales?
    Perhaps he's right, I'm curious to how he knows that though. Does...
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    Re: New Fragrances: Royal Crown

    Tried one of these today at Roja Dove, I think the one I tried was called Rain. I could have swore it was Green Irish Tweed.
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    Re: Boris Bidjan Saberi EDP

    Thanks for the heads up, I figured it might be a dud. Glad I held off on a blind buy.
  76. Re: Describe your sense of style in THREE fragrances

    Absolue Pour le Soir
    L'air du desert Marocain
    Jubilation XXV
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    Re: Did anyone else treat themselves this Xmas?

    Splashed out on a bottle of Roja Dove- Diaghilev for my mother, will have to siphon off a small decent for myself! Got a bottle of Serge Lutens- Tubereuse Criminalle for myself in the same deal...
  78. Thread: Mad et Len

    by Duke Hunt
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    Re: Mad et Len

    I don't think so, it's been out for quite a while. I've found it for sale, just no reviews.
    It's suppose to be a super potent resin based scent.
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    Re: Sheiduna by Puredistance

    Thanks for the feedback. From the synopsis and note breakdown it looks like they were trying for a Opium Pour Femme vibe.
    Any similarities?
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    Re: Sheiduna by Puredistance

    Anybody else tried this?
  81. Thread: Mad et Len

    by Duke Hunt
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    Re: Mad et Len

    Mad et Len- Sacramentum eau de parfum laiton anbody tried this one? Heard wonderful things about it somewhere, but can't seem to find any info on it.
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    [UK] Mostly Niche/Designer Bottles/Samples

    UK ONLY I'M AFRAID!


    FOR SWAP:

    By Kilian- Intoxicated (Full Presentation)- 50ml--98% full
    House of Matriarch- Blackbird--95% full
    Guerlain- Santal Royal- 95% full
    Guerlain- Derby- 90%...
  83. Re: looking for (cheaper) alternatives to Straight To Heaven (by Kilian)

    Whilst not all together similar, it riffs on the same booze/rum/spice chord. Frapin- Caravelle Espicee.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Amouage- Jubilation 25 Extrait
    Guerlain- Mitsouko Parfum (preferably vintage)
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    Poll: Re: Tubéreuse Criminelle or Carnal Flower

    Tried most of the Serge line except for this one! How is it in its current format?
  86. Re: Anybody tried Fidelis by Histoires De Parfums?

    Anymore people tried this?
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    Re: Boris Bidjan Saberi EDP

    One review from that 1st link compared it to Royal Mayfair and Gin & Tonic, I'm assuming that must be the pine and juniper notes. Wondering then if it's similar to Geza's scent he did for Ephemeral.
  88. Re: Name 2 contenders to beat the KING - Aventus

    Fabreeze original and Fabreeze Apple spice.
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    Re: Boris Bidjan Saberi EDP

    Yeah me too :coolold:

    Only two things are putting me off a blind buy:

    1) Geza Schoen
    2) "Surprisingly soft and fresh"
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    Re: Xerjoff Homme dead ringers ?

    I had Xerjoff homme, but traded it away, because Knize Ten does more or less the exact same thing for a fraction of the price.
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    Boris Bidjan Saberi EDP

    Anybody tried this one? It's suppose to evoke/mimic the smell of tanned horse hide.

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.41095.jpg...
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    Re: Au coeur du desert v/s LADDM ?

    Got my bottle of this under the Christmas tree, tempted to break it out early!
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    Re: Kilian - Back to Black powdery?

    Yes, the powder is front and center. It's quite rich though which negates it somewhat.
  94. Helmut Lang EDP/Black Tourmaline/Tabac Rouge/Royal Oud/Others

    Looking for the following, for swap with in the UK only:

    Helmut Lang- EDP
    Amouage- Jubilation XXV 100ml
    Amouage- Gold Man 100ml
    Robert Piguet- Bandit EDP
    Creed- Green Irish Tweed
    Creed-...
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    Re: Sheiduna by Puredistance

    Anybody else tried this one?
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    Re: Sexy lavender/smoky fragrance

    Gris Clair or Jicky EDP or Extrait.
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    Re: Creed for Kids?!?

    I thought Creed already released a scent for kids called Aventus.
  98. Re: NEW: Au Coeur du Desert by Tauer Perfumes AND Tuberose Flash by Tauerville

    Anybody else tried this one yet? I feel an early blind buy Christmas present coming on.
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    Re: NEW: MFK Grand Soir

    Tried this one on Tuesday, it's now Friday and I can STILL smell this on the back of my hand, unreal longevity. The fragrance itself? A window dressed commercial unit shifter, pleasant but far far...
  100. Re: Tonka Imperiale vs Cuir Beluga vs Bois d ` Armenie

    Tonka imperiale for me.
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