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    Re: 10's top ten?

    2010 - Spice and Wood
    2011 - Pardon
    2012 - Enchanted Forest
    2013 - Tom Ford London
    2014 - Panda
    2015 - Bat
    2016 - 06 Tempt Fate
    2017 - Mown
    2018 - Mousse Illuminee
    2019 - TBA
  2. Re: Nejma Puro Intense, Kerosene Blackmail

    Bump.
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    Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Oud 100ml check?!

    I agree. The fakes are getting better and more prevalent. It really is a minefield when you're looking on ebay for older bottles. If you're not bothered about older batches and are happy with the...
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    Re: Nasomatto Black Afgano tester?

    Honestly, it looks like 95% of the bottles of Black Afgano on ebay are fake. I've reported a few of them but ebay does nothing. I've also noticed a few of these sellers are also selling fake MFK...
  5. Thread: Only one

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    Re: Only one

    Jubilation XXV
    http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/i/Jubilation%20XXV.jpg
  6. Re: Houses you want to like but donít - whatís on your list?

    The only one that comes to mind is Widian.

    It’s not that I wanted to like when, I just thought I would like them, based on the feedback I’d heard about their fragrances. I tried most of them. Only...
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    I’m at about 170 different fragrances. Counting backups, maybe around 190 bottles. I store them in a dark cupboard, in their original boxes.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Looking forward to the Fall line-up. Still haven't decided which ones to sample. Will definitely try Jeke, though.
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    Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

    Private Label
    Established Cognac
    Panda (original)
    Fahrenheit
    The Cobra and the Canary
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    Re: Your Most Worn September 2019

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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    When was he selling Lanz? Is this recent?
  12. Re: What fragrances remind you of Christmas/Winter?

    Incense fragrances remind me of Christmas. I always wear an incense scent on Christmas day.
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    Re: Do you buy empty bottles and boxes?

    I don't buy them but I need a cap for a bottle of Bright Neroli. If an empty bottle with the cap came up on ebay, I'd buy it for the cap.
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    Re: Verify my bottle of Lidge

    Yeah the batch code is a sticker.

    The version you have isn't as strong as the black rimmed bottle. That could explain the lower-than-expected performance.
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    Re: Verify my bottle of Lidge

    Some things look off but it could just be camera angle. What does it smell like?
  16. Re: Are there any fragrances in which ginger plays an important role?

    Gucci Envy. Discontinued, though.
  17. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    Has Sacred Wood been mentioned yet? Worth checking out if you like sandalwood.
  18. Re: Illegal to wear fresh/citrusy scents at nighttime? Will I be sent to scent prison?

    Some people like to apply times and occasions where it's appropriate to wear a certain type of fragrance. That's why you sometimes see people state that they're selling a certain fragrance because...
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    Re: What fragrances make you do you hate/make you retch?

    Strong coffee scents.

    I wish I loved them but I just can’t get along with them. The relentless coffee onslaught just gets to me and I have to wash it off.
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    Re: Nasomatto Black Afgano tester?

    Seems like Black Afgano fakes are all over ebay.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/nasomatto-black-afgano-30ml-/153630822616?
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    Re: New Coromandel perfume?

    I wasn't trying to invalidate anything. I'm purely talking about cost and profit margins. I even said I wasn't talking about the smell of the scents.
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    Re: New Coromandel perfume?

    Research Russian Adam and what he goes through to source his natural materials and how he distils them. Factor that into the price.

    Then compare that to Chanel; who hires a perfumer to create...
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    Re: New Coromandel perfume?

    But it's Coromandel. I wouldn't put that in the upper echelons of fine perfumery. If it was Areej Le Dore or something similar, perhaps I wouldn't find it so surprising. But even for Areej, it would...
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    Re: New Coromandel perfume?

    Anyone else think £185 for 15ml is completely ridiculous?
  25. Thread: Delivery!

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    Re: Delivery!

    From what I can tell, 730701 is a 2017 batch.

    I've looked into it a bit more. I think some fragrances come in the Amouage style boxes and some don't. I thought they'd all changed to the Amouage...
  26. Thread: Delivery!

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    Re: Delivery!

    Herod should have a black bottle. Unless it's been changed? Never heard of a cream coloured bottle of Herod. What is the batch code?
  27. Thread: Delivery!

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    Re: Delivery!

    It looks like it's the old style packaging. PDM boxes are like Amouage boxes now. Can you see the batch code on the box? Also, I'm guessing it's gold, instead of black, because of lighting?
  28. Thread: Delivery!

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    Re: Delivery!

    Which site did you buy the Herod from?
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    Re: FINALLY - Found a vetiver I don't like

    I bought this one but I had to return it because the sprayer was broken. From what I remember, it was a decent scent. Not bad for the price. I got mine on ebay for <£18.
  30. Re: Nejma Puro Intense, Kerosene Blackmail

    Bump
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I don't want any money for it. Just PM your address to me and I'll ship it out to you.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Do you live in the UK? I could send you a sample of Norne if you're in the UK.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    It sounds interesting. The added syrupy cranberry/cherry sounds like a great fit with the other notes. I wish I'd known about Zahd back when it was being sold at a sensible price.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Have you smelled anything that smells similar to Zahd? I've heard people compare it to Relativamente Rosso by Bois 1920. Have you tried that one?

    I've never tried Zahd so I have no idea if there's...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Might not be a wise investment. Someone asked about availability on Instagram and he replied that there will be no shortages. He said there will be enough bottles for everyone.
  36. Re: What's the correct way to pronounce "Knize"?

    Me too.
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    Re: No-Buy August

    So far, this month, Iíve only bought the Hendley sample pack. I didnít buy anything in July. This is the longest Iíve gone without buying a bottle for a long time. Iíve been trying to cut my...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Let's take a guess at the new price being $250. IMO that is a high price for 30ml. I understand your point about it being cheaper than the price that bottles are selling for on ebay but the only...
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    Re: Sources For Decants in UK

    Scent City have been around for a while. I bought my bottle of Enchanted Forest from them a few years ago. They were quite generous with samples after I bought my bottle.
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    Re: Thank you hednic!

    Any tips for identifying vintage bottles? I must admit, I'm curious about it after seeing hednic frequently mention it.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Conversation around the price increase has died down pretty quickly. Are you not bothered about the increase or are you waiting for confirmation about what the new price will be? All we know ATM is...
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    Re: One choice for...Vol VII

    - Walking in the Rain - Autumn - Cape Heartache .

    - Emotional Rescue - Winter - An Air of Despair.

    - Feelinī Good - Summer - Falling Into the Sea.

    - Some Velvet Morning - Spring - Mosaic.
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    Re: One choice for...Vol IX

    - She Loves You (Summer) - Roja Bergamot.
    - Good Day Sunshine (Spring) - The Soft Lawn.
    - Got to Get You into My Life (Autumn) - Journey Man.
    - Come Together (Autumn) - Sixes & Sevens.
    - Getting...
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    Re: Mainstream houses

    Dior, Chanel and Mugler come to mind. YSL also have many great scents.

    Other houses might not have loads of great fragrances but pretty much every mainstream house has at least one worthy...
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    Re: What is your TOP 3 DESIGNER of all-time??

    Fahrenheit
    D&G Pour Homme
    Gucci Envy
  46. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    Yeah, I had a similar experience. It's the birch that gives it that bbq smell.
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    Poll: Re: Widian Liwa or London?

    Jovoy in London sell Widian samples if you want to sample before you buy.
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    Poll: Re: Widian Liwa or London?

    Have you tried Liwa? It's quite feminine, IMO.
  49. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    I'll be back when I've worn my samples more and have further thoughts.
  50. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    My nose is fine. You perhaps are the one with the issue. I read in another thread that you think Grev smells like vinegar and pickles.
  51. Re: What do you do with the original box/presentation

    I also keep them in their box, unless the box is huge and takes up too much room. Examples would be Amouage, Le Labo, Frederic Malle etc etc.
  52. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    I'm fully aware of the subjective nature of this hobby but saying that Fume smells like Norne and Jeke had a baby is hyperbolic at best and downright misleading at worse. I bought this sample pack...
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    Re: Tom Ford - Tuscan Leather - Alternatives?

    I've tried a few that smell like Tuscan Leather;

    Godolphin
    London (Widian)
    La Yuquwam
    Goldenboy

    La Yuquwam was the best of the bunch, IMO. I prefer it to Tuscan Leather.

    Also, if you like...
  54. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    The op states that fans of Slumberhouse should try Hendley because they're similar.

    "If you like Slumberhouse, you should be into Hendley"

    Why? Because they both have similar business...
  55. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    Does your bottle have a batch code?
  56. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    Got my samples. Not a fan. Shouldn't be compared to Slumberhouse, IMO. They're not alike, at all.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

    https://assets.escentual.com/media/catalog/product/cache/7/image/129246a25eb2c111236d81eb364eda2b/e/p/epic_mens_bottle_studio.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th August, 2019

    Didn't like it very much when I first bought it. Absolutely love it now. I had a similar experience with some of his other fragrances. They grow on you.
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    Re: Nasomatto Black Afgano tester?

    That's fake. 100%. Cap, bottle, box, foam insert, all of it. Completely fake.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th August, 2019

    http://www.perfume-reviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Xerjoff_Nio.jpg
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    Re: Serge Lutens testing

    I've always wanted to try Bapteme du Feu. What was strange about it?
  62. Re: Looks like bat from zoologist perfumes is being discontinued...

    I completely missed this thread until now. Just finished checking the stockists. They're all sold out. Too bad this is gone. It's by far the best Zoologist fragrance, IMO.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th August, 2019

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.688.jpg
  64. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    Just ordered the sample pack. Looking forward to its arrival.
  65. Re: Have you ever stopped someone to ask what they're wearing? What was it?

    I hardly ever detect a guys fragrance when I'm out in public. On the rare occasion that I can actually smell something, it's usually Joop!
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    Re: Am I expecting too much from a cologne?

    24 Gold
    Mousse Illuminee
    Interlude Man
    Eau Sauvage Parfum (2012)
    More Than Words

    These are some of the strongest fragrances I've tried.
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    Re: Widian/AJ Arabia

    I've tried most of their scents. I thought the majority lean more feminine. I can't remember the last time I've been as disappointed with a house.

    London is similar to Tuscan Leather. The only one...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Yeah. TBH, I've suspected it wasn't coming out for a while now. If I'd known Kote definitely wasn't being released, I would've bought a bottle of Pear + Olive. Oh well.

    His seasonal release...
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    Re: Help me narrow down my sample list

    Xerjoff Alexandria II
    Boadicea the Victorious Imperial
    Memo Paris African Leather
    Nishane Fan Your Flames
    Thameen Carved Oud
    Aesop Hwyl
    Lubin Itasca
    M. Micallef Gaiac
    Tiziana Terenzi Chimaera...
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    Re: Your most worn July 2019

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    Norne by Slumberhouse
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  71. Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2017 - 2018 - 2019

    You not getting enough free stuff?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Sounds like Pear + Olive is gone for good and he’s no longer supplying Twisted Lilly. Any mention of Kote?
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    Re: Should I even bother with Fahrenheit?

    I've yet to smell a batch of Fahrenheit that isn't worth bothering with. From vintage to current, they're all amazing. Dior is one of the few houses that don't ruin their fragrances when they...
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    Re: Should I even bother with Fahrenheit?

    Fahrenheit has had the same formula code since 2016. If 2018 is good, 2016 is too. It's the same formulation.
  75. Re: Tell me about the last compliment you received

    Last compliment from a stranger was about 8 years ago. It was a nurse who was about to give me a tetanus shot. She said I smelled good as I walked past her, into the cubicle. I was wearing...
  76. Re: Choose and Rank Your 10 Favorite From This List

    1) Fahrenheit
    2) Puredistance M
    3) M7
    4) Xerjoff Nio
    5) Green Irish Tweed
    6) Bat
    7) 2 Man
    8) Musc Ravageur
    9) Avignon
    10) Private Label
  77. Re: Opium Pour Homme: Why Isn't This Mentioned More Often

    The refill bottle doesn't have the "Yves Saint Laurent" or "Eau De Parfum" writing on the front of the bottle. The only writing on the front of the refill is "Opium Pour Homme " in the circle in the...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I was reading part on an interview where he was talking about creating Pear + Olive. The interview is from 2012.

    "Pear + Olive has outsold everything else. I'm very proud of that one, not only how...
  79. Re: Opium Pour Homme: Why Isn't This Mentioned More Often

    No, that’s not vintage. And the cap looks weird. This is the vintage bottle.

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.28179.jpg
  80. Re: Expensive Perfumes aren't worth it - people prefer cheaper scents.

    Personally, I get more positive feedback when I'm wearing more expensive fragrances. The only time I really get any positive feedback from cheaper scents is if it's one of the modern ambroxan bombs.
  81. Re: Opium Pour Homme: Why Isn't This Mentioned More Often

    I discovered this one earlier this year. It's quickly becoming one of my favourites. I've bought two vintage EDP's (one in the blue plastic cover and a refill without the cover). The EDT I bought is...
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    Re: Awesome Flea Market deals!

    It's been a long time since I wore Blue Challenge. Good memories with that one.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    stephc you're starting to sound like an obsessive stalker. Chill, bro. I'm having a hard time understanding why you or your questions are so important to him. I've never had a single reply from him...
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    Re: Parfums De Marly Herod Performance.

    If anyone here is in the UK and has a newer bottle of Herod, I'd be happy to send a sample from my 2014 bottle so you can compare.
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    Re: Your most worn June 2019

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    parfums*PARFUMS Series 3 Incense: Kyoto by Comme des GarÁons
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    Everything else was only worn once.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    So, who thinks we'll still see Kote before the end of the summer?
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    Re: Parfums De Marly Herod Performance.

    I bought my bottle in May 2014. I don't wear it often but it performs well when I do wear it. Must've been reformulated.
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    Re: Your Most Film Noir Fragrances

    Black Gemstone

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.18312.jpg
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    It was burned but that doesn't mean he can't make it again. Accidents happen.
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    Re: What would you wear to the Cricket?

    Spice and Wood or Geurlain Vetiver
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I think you should sell that bottle of Zahd to me. You know you want to.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Opium Pour Homme EDP
    Brosse
    Kobe
    Mousse Illuminee
    Fahrenheit
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Ok can we stop the apologising and get back to trying to figure out what the hell is going on with this brand?
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    Re: Fathers day present

    Creed Spice and Wood could work
  95. Thread: Purple Label

    by UncleBuck
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    Re: Purple Label

    I bought my bottle off of ebay. Check there.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    There's no way it's Josh selling them on ebay. It's just opportunists with no conscience. TBH, I think the people who pay the inflated prices are as much to blame as the sellers. If people refused to...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    That's a real shame. He's been working on it for a while and presumably put a lot of work into it. Hopefully he returns to it one day and decides to release it.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Did Josh tell you he wasn't going to release it?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    If you want to see what happened, the sale of S&S is discussed in this thread before its release and while it's on sale on the site. The discussion, from when we learned about the time and date it...
  100. Re: What frags have you got rid of, only to reacquire sometime later?

    I've never repurchased anything that I've sold. I've replaced bottles that I've finished and regretted selling some scents that were later discontinued and shot up in value. But yeah, never actually...
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