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  1. Re: Which brand is the Rolls Royce of the perfume brands?

    A £4,500 bespoke perfume made by Floris.

    Then again, if you've splashed out £250,000 on a car you could go to any perfumer, plonk down £5k and say "make me smell nice and unique".
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    Re: Well blended?

    Eh?
  3. Re: Which brand is the Rolls Royce of the perfume brands?

    Can't get excited about cars. I drive a crappy Peugeot that cost me £300, but I'm intrigued to see what the collective experience of the Basenoters will come up with.

    Crack on.
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    Re: Grooming Body Hair

    Grooming Body Hair?

    Hey, if it helps you look better in your bikini then go for it.
  5. Re: Which brand is the Rolls Royce of the perfume brands?

    Rolls Royce?

    You mean those big BMWs that popular singers and minor 'celebs' insist on 'blinging' up with big crap rims and whatnots on MTV Cribs?

    Pick any 20/30 overpriced, overhyped...
  6. Re: Davidoff Zino/Zino Davidoff discontinued.

    Doesn't imply that at all.

    Are you sure we're reading the same thing?
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    Sticky: Re: Is my Creed Aventus genuine?

    Fake.

    Email Creed to tell them people are dealing in dodgy gear rather than paying full price for their fragrances.

    They might lower their prices so as to make it more readily available to the...
  8. Re: What has got more female compliments than aventus in your personal experience

    My wife likes Kouros, that's the only female compliment I'm interested in but Issey Miyake is the one that gets the most ... by a country mile.

    Aventus is the biggest pile of over-hyped old...
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    Re: Aramis Flanker Thread

    1. Hall of famer, without question.

    OP was right not to include others, they aren't 'flankers'.

    He knows what he's doing.
  10. Re: Davidoff Zino/Zino Davidoff discontinued.

    No one on this entire thread has suggested Obsession smells anything like Zino Davidoff.
  11. Re: Davidoff Zino/Zino Davidoff discontinued.

    Horses for courses.

    I would swap my Zino for Obsession in a heart beat.
  12. Re: I need something masculine that stands out

    Annick Goutal - Sables
    Caron - Yatagan
    YSL - Kouros

    Ignore the the 'mature' tag, it's irrelevant

    You're welcome
  13. Re: What do you consider a great "value" men's fragrance

    Old Spice
    Brut
    Denim
    Blue Stratos
    Pinaud Clubman
    Lilac Vegetal
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, December 29th, 2013

    A few sprays of my son's Boss Bottled.
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    Re: Well blended?

    99% of reviews are just platitudes and not worth the effort it takes to wade through them.

    Truth be told, the only people who know what a well blended scent is are those who get paid to know what...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Flanker Thread

    1. A modern(ish) masterpiece. Wore it to death for about 18 months after it was released and could happily live with another bottle.
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    Re: Le Male Flanker Thread

    1. Great stuff, forget the usual pretentious snobbery on here. It sells for a reason.
    2. Reminded me of Hammam Bouquet. Nothing at all like the original, but a very nice masculine rose.

    The rest?...
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    Re: razor choices

    I'm currently growing a 'yeard' but the Gillette Fusion ProGlide is quite simply the very best razor by a country mile.

    Blades last a month of daily face shaves and every-other-day head shaves.
    ...
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    Re: Designer deodorant sticks

    I've had Blenheim Bouquet in the past.

    Expensive and didn't compliment the EDT as much as I expected it to.

    I've worn Antaeus and Kouros for 25+ years and have never been tempted to buy the...
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    Re: Coolest Looking Cologne Bottle.

    Gaudy and tacky-looking, I reckon.
  21. Re: Davidoff Zino/Zino Davidoff discontinued.

    Egoiste has only just been re-released, and I'm guessing Antaeus is still selling well with over 40s.
  22. Re: Davidoff Zino/Zino Davidoff discontinued.

    Very affordable here http://www.allbeauty.com/productPaging.php?category=2&brand=Davidoff&name=Zino%20Davidoff

    Fill your boots
  23. Re: Davidoff Zino/Zino Davidoff discontinued.

    Nice One!

    Time to box mine up until the internet clamour for it goes into melt-down and then stick it on eBay for a couple of hundred quid.

    Fingers crossed that Oscar Pour Lui and Boss Number...
  24. Re: How do you know that a scent is just perfect for you?

    There is only one perfect fragrance for me, and every time I spray it on I remember exactly why it is my favourite.

    1. It is only worn for 'best', 2. I have a couple of back up bottles of it and...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, December 28th, 2013

    Zino Davidoff
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    Re: Today I bought: D E C E M B E R 2013

    Geo. F. Trumper ....

    Spanish Leather
    Sandalwood
    Wellington
    Astor
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    Re: Worst marketing buzzwords

    Ah yes, but on the flipside of that is the feeble attempt at creative writing that goes into the reviews section.

    All written by consumers desperately wanting to be marketeers.

    'buy this',...
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    Re: Creed Bottles

    Creed's 'provenance' is a load of old bollocks.

    A few years ago (6/7) they were banging on about making bespoke scents for Cary Grant, Errol Flynn and others when in reality most of their stuff is...
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    Re: Worst marketing buzzwords

    So, can the combined might of internet perfume geekdom do any better than 6-figure advertising executives?

    I'm guessing, if you could you wouldn't be sat there bashing away on a keyboard.

    You'd...
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    Re: Creed Bottles

    The tears of Angels, crystallized using the power of dreams.
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    Re: Coolest Looking Cologne Bottle.

    Yes.

    This.
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    Re: Clive Christian?

    Another one for the "Look at me, everybody! Cooee!" brigade, those with more money than sense.
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    Re: Your Dream Fragrance

    Creed Cuir De Russie.

    I foolishly dragged my heels and didn't buy a 250ml bottle from Les Senteurs the very week Creed recalled them all and locked them away in a Paris basement.

    I'm quietly...
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    Re: The smell of dry Forest/ Pines

    Eloge du Traitre
    Yatagan

    Almost identical, and to me they're what you're after.

    Piney and as dry as a very dry thing.
  35. Re: Worst cologne you've ever smelled???????????

    I can't recall ever smelling a fragrance that I've thought 'no way!' about.

    Plenty I've gone 'meh!' about though.
  36. Re: Attractive fragrance help for a lad with no idea?

    My sons (22 and 14) wear Joop! and Le Male for going out. Not just out, I mean out out.

    Lynx works just fine for day to day though.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, December 27, 2013

    Chanel Antaeus
  38. Thread: Creed?

    by joe mcclaine
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    Re: Creed?

    Creed is the Rolex of the fragrance world. Aventus is the steel Submariner.

    Overhyped, overpriced and only really coveted by those who aren't 'in the know'.

    I have absolutely no doubt...
  39. Thread: Creed?

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    Re: Creed?

    There are many better fragrances in your average department store than Creed.
  40. Thread: Creed?

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    Re: Creed?

    It'll never catch on.
  41. Thread: Creed?

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    Re: Creed?

    Creed?
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    Re: Worst marketing buzzwords

    Dishonesty?

    Really?

    Should it just say ... "filled with water, alcohol, colouring and perfume, designed to cover up your own smells" ... ?
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    Poll: Re: Please Help Me Close Out 2013!

    Aomassai for me.

    Hazlenutty.
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    Re: Real vs Fake Bleu de Chanel

    Anyone who is cheap enough to buy their fragrances from ebay and other flea-markets / car-boot-sales deserves to be fleeced. I'd rip them off myself in a heartbeat.

    You can't come on a forum...
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    Re: Just sampled Aventus

    Never heard of it.
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    Re: Worst marketing buzzwords

    You mean the same sort of buzzwords that appear in 99% of reviews and threads?

    I'll have a think and then post a few.
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    Sticky: Re: Creed Aventus Authentication

    Fake.

    Email Creed and tell them someone is selling dodgy gear on ebay.
  48. Re: Which cologne do I wear on my school farewell?

    Bvlgari.

    Enjoy.
  49. Re: What are some other quality niche brands that are just as good as Bond No 9 and Creed?

    Who says these brands, or any brands actually use quality ingredients?

    They aren't charities. They are in the business of making bundles of cash. So if they can get hold stuff cheap, they will.
    ...
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    Re: Just have to ask - OUD?

    "Ud" ... as in Elmer Fudd.

    Or "Everyone, EVERYONE!!! Look at me! Me! ME!!!"
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    Re: New Year's Resolution's 2014..

    Sell and/or give away full bottles or decants of everything, except for the 1 or 2 I really want to keep.
  52. Re: Whats the best cheapest cologne you ever smelled?

    Blue Stratos £0.99
  53. Re: Is this normal for Creed Imperial Millesime 3 hour longevity

    Meh.

    Must be fake.

    If you haven't got women throwing themselves at your feet at least 5 hours after application you need to find out the batch number and email Creed to tell them some chancer...
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    Re: "Too Safe"

    Yes, compared to the rest of the stuff I own.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, December 26th, 2013

    Chanel Cuir De Russie (EDT)
  56. Re: Fragrances to avoid using on a date in fear of smelling like her ex or previous guys.

    A cautionary tale...

    Mate of mine went on a blind date, he was wearing something niche from Harrods to make a good first impression.

    2 hours later he was involved in an 'incident' and I had to...
  57. Re: Fragrances to avoid using on a date in fear of smelling like her ex or previous guys.

    If the majority of threads on this forum weren't so banal and insignificant I might actually make an effort to be less irreverent.

    Anyway, that's about it from me for my tri-monthly visit.

    See...
  58. Re: A "mainstream" and "non-offensive" leather based fragrance?

    Quorum (sprayed lightly)
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    Re: "Too Safe"

    Obsession Night for Men
  60. Re: How expensive a hobby is this? (Addressed to enthusiasts)

    As with most internet communities, OCD and a degree of 'one upmanship' drives a few beyond their means.

    This nonsense can be ruinously expensive.
  61. Re: Fragrances to avoid using on a date in fear of smelling like her ex or previous guys.

    I do alright, thanks.

    Perhaps my signature needs to be bigger, bolder, simpler?
  62. Re: Fragrances to avoid using on a date in fear of smelling like her ex or previous guys.

    LOL.

    You: "Look at me, I'm Soooooooo much different to all the other blokes you've dated. I smell different, I'm dead edgy me, I'm on an internet forum for perfume lovers"

    Her: "Bye"
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    Poll: Re: Best Givenchy Fragrance for Men?

    Gentleman

    Whack, whack oompf

    Facepalm
  64. Re: Fragrances to avoid using on a date in fear of smelling like her ex or previous guys.

    ... yes, the best way to endear yourself to a new date is to be as big a snob as possible.

    Don't forget to pick up a pair of handmade Lobb shoes, a bespoke Turnbull & Asser shirt and put your best...
  65. Re: Fragrances to avoid using on a date in fear of smelling like her ex or previous guys.

    Wear whatever you want.

    It'll be your personality that makes or breaks the deal and if you're worried about what you smell like it might already be an uphill struggle.

    Just saying, like.
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    Re: Most Flankers Award: Davidoff Cool Water

    Not according to recent reviews and (I'm guessing) sales figures.
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    Re: Afraid to go heavy with fragrances?

    I saw a man walk into the large branch of Boots in UK and spray Chanel No. 5 about 25 times, all over his face, head and neck.

    He was pushing his testicles round in a wheelbarrow.
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    Re: What is your starting lineup?

    1. Signature Scent - 1740
    2. Work Scent - Blenheim Bouquet
    3. Night Out Scent - Antaeus
    4. Close Quarter "Combat" Scent - Kouros
    5. Sophisticated, important even scent - 1740
    6. Most daring...
  69. Re: to UK B'noters: Had "the Mods" a favourite scent?

    The Firm (1988), with Gary Oldman is pretty definitive and just about sums up what was happening.

    The remake of The Firm (2009) and Awaydays (2009) focus more on the 'style' of the time.

    The...
  70. Re: to UK B'noters: Had "the Mods" a favourite scent?

    D'oh! Add that one to the list.

    At least one member of the Leicester City 'Young' Baby Squad (the kids who tagged along with the 'grown ups') was wearing Givenchy Gentlemen back then.
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    Re: Most Flankers Award: Davidoff Cool Water

    WOW.

    I had no idea.

    I'd always assumed CK One would take that crown.

    Just WOW!
  72. Re: to UK B'noters: Had "the Mods" a favourite scent?

    Oh yes.

    Lots and lots of Kouros (including the now very rare 'sport' version), Polo, Lacoste, Aramis, Pacco Rabanne and Antaeus.
  73. Re: to UK B'noters: Had "the Mods" a favourite scent?

    Probably nothing.

    Their Dads would've used aftershave and the whole point of being a 'Mod' was to be different from the norm.

    It was ALL about the clothes.

    Colognes as an integral part of UK...
  74. Re: How do you defend your interest/love in/for fragrance?

    I wasn't implying it should be kept 'secret'.

    Just it's not something anyone knows about because I don't talk about it.

    No possible reason for them to know.
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    Re: Burberry London Discontinued?

    You can still easily get Burberry London for $51.50 for 100ml from a well-respected UK on-line seller.

    http://www.allbeauty.com/productPaging.php?productId=6990
  76. Re: How do you defend your interest/love in/for fragrance?

    No one knows I have a collection.

    How / why would they?

    Unless I was banging on, and on, and on about it all the time.
  77. Re: If you could only use 3 fragrances for the rest of your life, (under $300 for all 3)

    YSL Kouros
    Chanel Antaeus
    Aramis 900
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

    Czech & Speake #88
  79. Re: Experimenting on layering scents with vintage Kouros

    The bloke who created Kouros knew what he was doing.

    It's fine as it is.

    Adding anything to it is like adding 'rims' to a Bentley.

    Pointless.
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    Re: Is it just me or....

    I would love to say 'yes' and sound like I know what I'm talking about, but I don't know what green tea smells like.

    Does it smell like Spice Bomb?
  81. Re: Internet Shopping Addiction / Fragrance Collectors

    It's not a big issue for me as I have no debt, no mortgage, no loans, no credit card.

    BUT, from reading here every few months I can see more and more people being led down rabbit holes.

    Easiest...
  82. Re: I can not stop buying fragrances so I am thinking about selling my collection!

    I could happily go back to having 1 or 2 bottles.

    It's easy enough to do.

    Sell them all on eBay or on here, then delete your account, destroy your credit / debit card and get back to normal...
  83. Thread: Delete

    by joe mcclaine
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    Poll: Re: Which batch of Aventus do you like more?

    Some heads need some serious wobbling.

    Stop over thinking all this malarkey and buy something else.

    Aventus is mediocre, at best.

    Mediocre, pretentious bollocks.
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    Re: Getting dad cologne for christmas

    Bleu or Terry Hermies are winners.
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    Re: My Cheap Idea - Aventus

    This.

    Sounds like a faff.

    There are better and cheaper fragrances out there without trying to complicate a game of snap.
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    Re: How many of my top 10 would be in yours?

    LOL, yep.

    All helps the world go round.
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    Re: How do you decide what to wear?

    I have about 12 fragrances that I wear for work and they all get an outing on a roughly equal basis. Doesn't matter if some get worn two days running, I just grab one, spray a bit and I'm off.
    ...
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    Re: S O T D : Monday, December 23!!!

    Creed Orange Spice*

    *Kouros Lite / training Kouros
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    Re: Afraid to go heavy with fragrances?

    All this nonsense about not offending people.

    Daft notion if you ask me.

    Crack on and do what you want.

    If someone gets offended by something you say or do, isn't that their problem and...
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    Re: How many of my top 10 would be in yours?

    Not a single one, and none of them on my 'to try' list.

    Horses for courses, and all that.
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    Re: Jasmine fragrances for men?

    Taylor of Old Bond Street #74 Original.

    The green one, not the yellow one. That's limes.
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    Re: Too Many Bottles

    If it wasn't for this forum (and the internet, in general), most people would be happy wearing one or two fragrances.

    Like they used to.

    When they had better things to spend their money on.
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    Re: Kouros = Awesome.

    Kouros is my wife's favourite fragrance and I have wafted about 500 wrists under her nose to see if she likes anything else.

    Nope.

    If she had her way I would spend my entire life wearing...
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    Re: Floris Cuir de Russie

    Possible.

    Next time someone is in the shop they might be able to get a look at the recipe book.
  95. Thread: LT Piver

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    Re: LT Piver

    Right then, I'm all over that!
  96. Re: Encre Noire, Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme, Tokyo Kenzo...

    If shake and hear liquid, is OK.
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    Re: Aramis 900-should i blind buy this?

    I have been wearing Aramis 900 since the 80's when I was a teenager.

    One of only 5 fragrances I could never (ever) be without.

    Most definitely a masterpiece.

    Ignore everyone else, they're...
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    Re: Today I bought: D E C E M B E R 2013

    Samples ...

    Andy Tauer - No. 3 - Lonestar Memories
    Mazzolari - Lui
    Histoires de Parfums - 1899 - Ernest Hemingway
    Parfumerie Générale - Private Collection - Querelle
    Parfumerie Générale -...
  99. Poll: Re: Battle of the spicy, somewhat sweet frags

    Eau De Baux, by a country mile.
  100. Re: You wish to channel Oliver Reed’s unparalleled masculinity, what fragrance do you wear?

    More likely to have drunk it rather than wasted it spraying / splashing it on himself.

    Brasso and Cherryade is lovely stuff.
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