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    Re: Maison Margiela thoughts

    This is a great post and I 100% see where you're coming from.

    (Although the only thing I'd change in it is that no way would I choose Ombre Leather!)
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    Re: Maison Margiela thoughts

    Don't but any of them before trying them, they are all quite different!

    I think By The Fireplace is likely more polarising than Jazz Club, so if it is going to be a MMM based on advice not...
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    Re: Haeckels Pegwell Bay experiences?

    A lot of eulogising about it on here, but it's going to be an instant no for a lot of people too. Put it in crap bottle and charge less for it and people would just be saying it is a stack of fennel...
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    I have samples of:

    Green Irish Tweed
    Aventus
    Millesime Imperial
    Virgin Island Water
    Silver Mountain Water

    ...none of them have been worth buying for me, I listed them in order worst to best.
  5. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Reserve Collection - 8 re-released Private Blends

    I agree with this. Those oud like woods in the base don't sing with the seaweed notes, they just make it not work. It is a shame because with a bit of tweaking I think OM could be fantastic.
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    Re: Maison Margiela thoughts

    I think for the amount of scents they have, some are good. The success rate is acceptable. Jazz Club is definitely a good one, as is Under The Lemon Trees if a tea-like citrus is your thing.

    It's...
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    Re: Why I cant find the perfect scent ?

    Don't worry about not having a "signature scent". Worry if you do, as the term and concept is a pretentious load of rubbish for people who should grow up.
  8. Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Cologne - Gaining Popularity?

    +1 it just doesn't work. It's had a bit of hype recently but it's not a coherent scent, it's weird. I imagine it as something that was created to a point and average, then they poured some almond in...
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    Azzaro Chrome Aqua UK £13.49

    A fair amount of reviews were very positive when this was released this year.

    https://www.theperfumeshop.com/azzaro/chrome-aqua/eau-de-toilette-for-him/p/66881EDTJU

    Code BBLOVE10 makes 50ml of...
  10. Re: Why in the bloody hell is YSL- Y getting praise ?

    I tried both the EDT and the EDP and they were both an instant no. I really don't understand who would buy it, it can only really be bought blind or by people or are blind and picked up the wrong...
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    Re: New to the Fragrance Game

    If you mean in the last 2 months that that list is the full bottles you have purchased then my advice would be this - slow down.

    You need to live with a sample for a bit to work out whether you...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Oh you might enjoy other interchangeable descriptions for someone who'd be daft enough to wear something as screechy loud as this to an office such as a "right tit", a "berk", an "effing twit", a...
  13. Re: Looking for something for fall/winter 2019/2020

    For the Parfums de Marly, skip Carlisle and Layton and go for Layton Exclusif, it is way better than Layton and it has depth to it that suits fall and winter that Layton is completely void of....
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    In a lift on saturday, the doors were closing and a bloke just makes it in. Instantly the whole lift reeks of Sauvage because this prick is covered in it. We got out at the next time the lift stopped...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    It was a brilliant review, it is bang on.

    The only way to get the fragrance to be anywhere acceptable is one spray, and to clothing, making sure that's nowhere near your face. That way you end up...
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    Re: Are We Too Hard on Fragrance YouTubers?

    One thing that is handy about youtube is you can see what kind of person they are and how old they are.

    For example sometimes on here for all people know they might be 60-70 and getting a...
  17. Re: Versace Eros VS Eau de baux for casual everyday

    OP you don't want something that projects when you go to lectures. You're just going to annoy people if it's too attention grabbing and loud. It's the same with people who wear scents that project...
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    Re: Winter pleasent smell

    Ah, I misread it, I thought he'd listed ones he'd liked when those were the ones he doesn't like. Sorry.

    That said, I'd stand by what I said about Ambre Nuit, it's great for a woman in their 60s,...
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    Re: ENCRE NOIRE vs Sport

    I don't think either are special, they're well done and quite classic. Sport might be the better one but they are in the same ballpark. If your favourite colour is beige, appreciate a nice trouser...
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    Re: Most overrated fragrances

    Remember that people have different taste.

    Think of it this way, lots of people like Coldplay, even love Coldplay, but Coldplay are incredibly dull and boring and you'd have to be dull and boring...
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    Re: ENCRE NOIRE vs Sport

    Sport of the two, but they are both pretty boring. I think they are overhyped and that's fuelled by their low price.

    If you're young (which you are by the sounds of it) then don't be surprised if...
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    Re: How would you rate/review a perfume if .....

    Compare it to food.

    If you didn't like sushi, could you review a sushi restaurant's food properly? Not really.

    It is better to be honest, because if you don't like something it is every bit as...
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    Re: In the hunt for my next

    Roja Elysium / Boss Hugo Reversed (Will need more of it)
    Tous Man Sport
    Tom Ford Costa Azzura
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    Re: My wife hates Baccarat Rouge 540 :(

    :) plus this is all in the "Male Fragrance Discussion" section and it's clearly a cloying awful fragrance for women.
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    Re: Are We Too Hard on Fragrance YouTubers?

    Well, if the objective is to avoid saying it like it is on the assumption that some people might not like it then it makes sense, but that's not being true to anything really.

    I actually feel that...
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    Re: Are We Too Hard on Fragrance YouTubers?

    Now and again the odd Youtube video is worth watching and you might discover or consider trying something mentioned.

    The main problem is the amount of Youtubers who just aren't discerning, most of...
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    Re: My wife hates Baccarat Rouge 540 :(

    Your wife is correct. It's awful.

    I can remember all the times I've noticed it on a man (well, it screams at you so it's difficult to miss) and each time it makes them come across like a prat....
  28. Re: What are some fragrances that you just can't understand why they are loved?

    Baccarat Rouge 540, anyone who likes it is the equivalent of a deaf person having a favourite record.
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    Re: "L'homme" YSL or "La nuit de l'homme" YSL ?

    They're completely different scents, although La Nuit De L'homme is the star of the two. The regular L'Homme is more of a daytime thing, it's a bit plain though and there's much better mainstream but...
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    Re: Haeckels Pegwell Bay experiences?

    Not a problem, people do find scents different. I can tell it is well crafted and high quality. I have a feeling if the fennel was dialled down I might really rate it. I also feel that the fennel's...
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    Re: Haeckels Pegwell Bay experiences?

    Returning to comment further a couple of months later... I've still found no inclination to wear it. It has undeniable quality, it's potent and is bound to perform but it's just something that just...
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    Re: Wife Hates Almost All Of My Fragrances...

    I think she's actually likely got a reasonably good nose there! Ok it's a bit sweeping in its statements but her "old manish" ones is full of quite old style scents and run of the mill typical bloke...
  33. Re: Dior Sauvage: generic freshie... or misunderstood prickly pear weirdo?

    God OP you are over thinking it :)

    Sauvage is what it is and it is crap.
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    Re: You smell like an old man

    ...who all look the same wandering around with too many buttons undone on their shirts, or street wannabees.

    OP, you can wear what you want, a lot of fragrances that are rated smell like old bloke...
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    Re: Most overrated fragrances

    Baccarat Rouge 540 - awful, chemical warfare and when smelt on a bloke it is embarrassing how unaware they are of how daft they smell.
    Aventus - of course, completely overrated, done to death, has...
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    Re: Winter pleasent smell

    Skip Ambre Nuit, it's like an old lady's fragrance, it doesn't fit with the ones you mention that you like at all.

    Have you thought of picking up something like Allure Homme Sport, the original...
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    Re: AllSaints fragrances

    Sunset Riot's chemical bomb special effects type delivery is exactly like Baccarat Rouge 540, and the fragrance is similar, so if you like that fragrance it is worth a try. It's probably more...
  38. Re: Your Top 3 popular fragrances that you just don't like

    Rasasi Hawas - one of the only samples I have ever had which I got up in the middle of the night to throw in the trash in anger :) Awful. A. Shit. Fragrance.

    PDM Layton - now remarkably I own...
  39. Re: could using perfumes be a form of aromatherapy?

    A fair amount of people might say a fragrance might affect their mood, or maybe suit their mood.

    This doesn't draw any comparison to aromatherapy at all, because aromatherapy is complete crap.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 29th August, 2019

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    Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Parfum 2019 Official Discussion

    This is the correct answer really. It is so obviously Sauvage that that's all people are going to smell. The only saving grace it has is that it screeches less and because of that it is the best one....
  42. Re: Layton Exclusif vs Memo Italian Leather vs Amouage Interlude ?

    I think it depends how old you are, what kind of people you mix with, your personality, what kind of weather you're going to wear it in...
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    Re: cheap tobacco frags

    A good value one leaning sweet is Daniel Josier Ambre Tabac
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    Re: Pineapple Vintage Intense Gold??

    First is that you don't have to buy any of it.

    It's just gonna be another release amongst all their others and besides, the bulk of all releases by any particular house won't be liked by anyone...
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    Re: Dior Sauvage Parfum vs EDP vs EDT

    Parfum > EDP > EDT

    That said, almost all of it is down to turning down the shoutiness, which is exactly what has been needed.

    Anything else claimed about the notes isn't really relevant, as...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Galloway, as I haven't worn it in a few weeks and the weather suited it.
  47. Re: Bleu de Chanel Parfum: Now that you've lived with it a few months, how does it rank?

    Bleu De Chanel Parfum is best of the three for me, although it is boring. I use it for those run of the mill days because it works then because it is a bit dull and uninspired.

    On the above asking...
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    UK Nuit D'Issey click collect

    https://www.tkmaxx.com/men/accessories/fragrance+grooming/nuit-dissey-edt-duo-165ml/p/42547188
  49. Thread: Winter frag

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    Re: Winter frag

    When you say Narciso Rodriguez For Him EAU do you mean the Eau De Toilette grey looking bottle? If so, I'd say no as a blind buy. Firstly I think it is one of those scents that many people won't...
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    Re: What to try next after Aventus

    You should also just try Tom Ford for Men as well as Grey Vetiver.

    Ombre Leather you'll know if you like or not in a heartbeat I think.

    As far as private blend go there are so many. Try the...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Christ those two make Beavis and Butthead look like high flying academics, I know JF must be relatively with it but that Carlos bloke you can see struggling to form sentences!
  52. Re: Your Top 3 popular fragrances that you just don't like

    Bacarrat Rouge 540 ...awful, chemical warfare is supposed to be illegal.
    Aventus ...smells of blokes who always wear shirts with a few buttons undone when they go out.
    Layton ...synthetic and...
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche

    The experience doesn't sound right, but Edition Blanche is not like many other lemon scents. Just pop into a store and you can confirm in seconds if it was your sample or not.

    I had heard about...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    It's a good one. I only bought it to use at the same time as Costa Azzura Acqua, to try boost that one's poor performance.

    If only Costa Azzura Acqua lasted it would be fantastic.
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    Re: Matching fragrance with clothes

    If you were to wear a turtle neck sweater, would you need a fragrance that made you smell like a prat when you already looked like one?

    If you were to wear a baseball cap with your ears tucked in,...
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    Re: Ysl y edp vs versace fraiche

    Don't like YSL Y at all, it reminds me of fragrances a 40-50 yr old woman would wear.

    Versace Man Eau Fraiche whilst nothing special is really difficult to fault, it is an extremely easy dumb...
  57. Re: Classic Barbershop Smell without smelling like old man...possible?

    Replica At The Barbers is not a bad shout. Although I tried this again today and whilst great for its type, barber scents always always suit people of the 60+ I feel. I would say it is a better shout...
  58. Re: Mont Blanc - Individuel - Projection & Longevity?

    Performance is fine and it costs sod all.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 21st July, 2019

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  60. Re: Yves Saint Laurent - La Nuit De L'Homme - (2017 and newer batches ONLY) - Performance

    I own a first reformulation 8YB02-2 bottle (which is supposed to be quite good) and a 2019 bottle. No problem with the 2019 bottle at all.

    I think in 2017 there was an issue with bad performance,...
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    Re: Which fragrance to wear with this outfit?

    That is potentially a very unhealthy way of thinking.

    Map that onto vanity and it's even worse.

    Let the other person go. Don't live in the past because you'll be dead before you know it.
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    Re: Which fragrance to wear with this outfit?

    Nope, couldn't care less, they're an ex :)
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    Re: Which fragrance to wear with this outfit?

    I wouldn't worry about it, she probably left you for a reason (or you left her for a reason), so forget it and move on.
  64. Re: If Recommending One Fragrance For A Beginner To Start With (Given Our Experience And Knowledge)?

    I'd recommend they try a bunch of them and pick what they like.

    I certainly wouldn't recommend any one fragrance as they might well not like it, for example Bleu De Chanel is popular but as with...
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    Re: Tom Ford Costa Azzura best price UK 100ml

    Ah that's typical prices like John Lewis. All Beauty are all legit, I have a good few fragrances from them, they only carry a few Tom Fords though.

    Mandarino di Amalfi is £199 for 100ml from...
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    Tom Ford Costa Azzura best price UK 100ml

    Allbeauty dot com who I have used before are £190.40 for 100ml.

    Does anywhere else ever come in cheaper than that?
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    Re: Is terre de Hermès eau fraiche an unsung hero

    Not that much, but I definitely prefer it to ETF
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    Re: Is terre de Hermès eau fraiche an unsung hero

    Don't like it. The pithy orange realistic opening is relatively unique in a market of citrus freshies, but it is nothing I would want to wear.
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    Re: Haeckels Pegwell Bay experiences?

    Fennel has an aniseed smell, a very vegetable-like aniseed because it is ummmmm, a vegetable (by anise I think you mean Star Anise which is a totally different thing).
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    Re: Haeckels Pegwell Bay experiences?

    They sell a 7.5ml sample too
    https://haeckels.co.uk/product/pegwell-bay-miniature-eau-de-parfum/

    I have it, I tell you what I thought upon first spraying it. If it was renamed and called: "the...
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    UK, 20% off loads at John Lewis - Sunday

    It might end today, 20% off a John Lewis inc YSL, Tom Ford, Maison Martin Margiela, Acqua di Parma and loads loads more!
  72. Re: What to eat or apply before applying a cologne or parfum?

    What you eat before applying fragrance... can it affect the way the fragrance smells?

    This is a joke :) :)

    Let's have a thread on whether wifi and being near a router can affect the way a...
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    Re: CH Men Prive - Experiences

    It has exactly the kind of projection a scent of this type should have, performance is good too.

    Projection is definitely good as if if you over-sprayed this one you would smell like a dickhead...
  74. Re: Your favorite fruit-forward, non-citrus masculine

    I see why the OP has posted what he's posted. There are so many citrus fragrances out there at the moment, it gets a bit boring when most summer releases are more of the same. So many people...
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    Re: Notino UK 10% off until 11pm on 27th June

    That's why I'm here too.

    I had an order placed 2 days ago that still hadn't processed so I cancelled it a moment ago and placed it again with 10% off.
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    Re: Best Batch of YSL La Nuit De L'Homme

    The original formulation on the back of the box says:
    8YB02-1
    ...apparently this one is great, and everyone goes on about it

    Then the first reformulation on the back of the box says:
    8YB02-2...
  77. AllBeauty UK, Penhaligons, Guerlain, Chanel

    UK....

    Penhaligions 100ml Sartorial EDT £51.95
    http://www.allbeauty.com/gb/en/1032957-penhaligons-sartorial-eau-de-toilette-spray-100ml-3-4-fl-oz

    Guerlain Habit Rouge 200ml EDT £39.95...
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    Re: Spicebomb Night Vision Story

    12 is a bit much, are you sure it wasn't 11?
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    Re: Any of you guys wear Ambre Nuit by Dior?

    As long as you love it wear it. Just remember a lot of people will think you're wearing an old ladies' perfume as that's what it smells like to lots of people. As long as you don't care about that...
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    Re: New: La Nuit de L'Homme Eau de Parfum (2019)

    Just go smell it then. Better to make up your own mind than have it made by some random people on the net who've got a vested interest in getting clicks, views and likes.
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    Re: Benchmark scents or.. the classics

    Leather is an easy one, just smell some leather because scents replicate it so well and some are like leather in a bottle. Same with citruses, smell the citruses.
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    What age rich person, and what scent does this rich person like? The idea that rich people smell a certain way is pretty ludicrous. As for whether a scent can just be evocative of a rich person then...
  83. Re: Expending collection with some quality fragrances

    Why not go to a department store, you'll be able to smell all of your list in many of them.
  84. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    Scents always smell different on other people, not least because you can walk away from them and go back towards them, or you can walk into range in a way that you can't do with yourself. Smelling...
  85. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    Dead on. Don't take yourself too seriously and don't be a sheep.
  86. Re: Suggestions To Add to a Beginner's "Collection"?

    "Out of all of them however, the two I like the most are the two Prada's, however I feel they are almost too similar to warrant purchasing both (am I wrong?)."

    (Prada L'Homme & Luna Rossa Carbon)...
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    Re: Benchmark scents or.. the classics

    Oud varies so much. The animalic thing happens in many but not all, it can really really vary as a note.

    You could be a person who really can't hack the animalic thing, and then dismiss all...
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    They've just done a money grab. I don't doubt they've tried to create something good but it is compromised from the off.

    They know there's a lot of sheep like Aventus fans, so they've probably...
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    Re: The Art Of Layering - Successful Stories

    A complete accident tonight which might work, although I've never intentionally tried to layer anything ever, this was just an accident. A few sprays of D&G Light Blue Sun then a spray of Marigela...
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    Re: A new summer freshie

    Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Cologne is definitely something never to blind buy. It's one of those things you'll know if you like or know if you don't. I would never wear it, it smells like something that...
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    Re: Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    MI isn't what I'd call a watermelon fruity fragrance at all.
  92. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    I also think it is worth remembering that there are all sorts of personalities and ages behind online reviews and comments. You could find 10 different people who've written what they think of a...
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    Re: Masculine MINT AND ORANGE ????

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme

    It has the right top notes, but with more going on, and it is definitely masculine
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    Re: Summer Purchase Advice

    OP, I would establish whether you like in your face green frags before you potentially waste money on anything like Green Irish Tweed (as you don't have any greens in your list and who knows if it...
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    Re: Terre D'Hermès parfum: four seasons or not.

    I think so long as you like it, does it actually matter if you end up using it in all four seasons? It will certainly cover a couple of seasons and it doesn't cost that much.
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    Re: Light blue sun and Adg Absolute instinct

    Light Blue Intense is really close to Light Blue Sun, however, I still prefer the latter. Why not just test it in a shop?
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    Re: Your favorite 3 cheapies below €/$ 25,=

    Keeping it relatively summery...

    Encre Noire Sport £25 (100ml)
    Mugler Cologne £23.25 (100ml recent purchase Debenhams)
    Mont Blanc Individuel £19 (50ml)

    also

    Azzaro Chrome Aqua £25 (100ml...
  98. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I thought roughly the same, but wearing it there was something I didn't like and it actually was a go wash it off scent. I can't much see anything that makes it special. For the money I think Roja...
  99. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Rasasi Hawas - many people like this for summer, so worth a test. It is a no, whatever it aims to be (pretty mainstream I'd say and not a bad profile in itself) is overshadowed by the fact that it is...
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    Re: Which cologne best epitomizes the phrase....

    The phrase doesn't mean anything in relation to fragrances. It's a load of crap. The answers will be way way beyond even being subjective. Next we'll be saying things like I am a scorpio, what...
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