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    Re: Apple as the predominant top note

    Montale Aoud & Pine
  2. Re: Top 3 of The Best Oud designer fragrances for men

    It suits me fine, I own it and like it but as far as oud scents go, you can seriously do much better
  3. Re: Top 3 of The Best Oud designer fragrances for men

    That is why I mentioned it as it passes the 'designer' test but thinking about it, the Dior probably costs way more than a bunch of niche ouds I own so to dismiss a huge number of options based on...
  4. Re: Top 3 of The Best Oud designer fragrances for men

    Dior Leather Oud

    That will do
  5. Re: What do you consider the worst "chemical nightmare" fragrance?

    Maybe Garage by CdG - wasn't anything like what I expected it to be and was an immediate scrubber for me - may have been due to the overtly chemical nature or maybe I just didn't like the smell?
  6. Re: How would you rate your area for selection and variety?

    Don't get me wrong, I was born and raised in Hull and while the place does have a certain charm, it is truly awful for this particular hobby
  7. Re: How would you rate your area for selection and variety?

    I live in Hull

    I will be amazed if anyone can beat that in terms of awful
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    My wife's first comment on Siberian Musk was that it reminded her of talcum powder - this is also code for 'she doesn't like it'
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    So far I have tried Siberian Musk and Oud Zen - I will need to give them another wearing before posting any (usually way of the mark) thoughts but what I can say is that both of them last for ages
    ...
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    Re: How pregnancy has affected my sense of smell

    My wife suffered badly with morning sickness so you have all of my sympathy knowing how awful it can be

    I would give it 6-7 months and it should wear off
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    Re: Penhaligon's Endymion Concentré?

    Performance is still a problem
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    Re: Holy Moly! The Most Heavenly Musk!!

    Impressed - the sample set turned up today and I only ordered it on Thursday

    Gone with Siberian Musk (as this was what attracted me to the sample set) and must say that early impressions are good...
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    Re: Mancera Cedrat Boise -blind buy?

    I think that it is in the same ballpark as Aventus so if you like that, you are on pretty safe ground. Performance is also good so I say go ahead and pull the trigger
  14. Thread: Xerjoff

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    Re: Xerjoff

    I really like Al Khatt which many on here think smells like a barnyard and I also enjoy Kobe
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    Re: CREED Orginal Vetiver: How Full?

    I find it easier if you put it on its side - 50% line runs through centre of sprayer (obviously) and then work out what is left in the bottom half
  16. Poll: Re: Which of these should be the next full bottle?

    ESP too weak??? Crikey, it is one of the few I own that I go careful with as it is a room filler

    For me, it is a toss up between ESP and Antaeus
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    Re: Holy Moly! The Most Heavenly Musk!!

    Just ordered a sample set - website suggests that there are 3 sets left at the time of posting
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    Re: perfume for hot activity,any offer's?

    El from Arquiste
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    Re: One Fragrance House

    Changes on a daily basis for me, todays answer is

    Xerjoff
  20. Re: Other than Black Aoud, what is your favorite Montale frag?

    Dark Aoud by some distance
  21. Re: Creed Bois du Portugal in the 'DRY' summer? Depends for me.

    Second to GIT as a 'Swiss army knife' type of scent and works on most occasions
  22. Re: Which fragrances are "must" for your while travelling (anywhere, any purpose)

    Thanks TLS - first time my Wife and I will have been away on our own since we have had kids - as long as the sun shines we will both be happy!
  23. Re: Which fragrances are "must" for your while travelling (anywhere, any purpose)

    Handy thread as I am going to Tenerife tomorrow and I am already struggling to decide what to take

    Will be interested to see the suggestions

    So far, my short(ish) list includes:

    Geranium...
  24. Thread: CdG: Garage

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    [UK] Re: CdG: Garage

    Sold
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    Re: Comme Des Garçons - Olfactory Library

    Due to the lack of samples available I went ahead and blind bought Garage

    Big mistake - not my sort of thing at all and was an immediate scrubber
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    Re: What should I wear to go see The Godfather?

    Montale Arabians
  27. Re: I am onboarding Baccarat Rouge Hype Train- Who else is ?

    Its way too sweet but for some reason I nearly always get a compliment when wearing it - it raises the 'who do you wear perfume for?' question as I am not a huge fan of it but a compliment is always...
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    Re: Talk me into (out of) getting Green Irish Tweed

    Normally would strongly recommend GIT but your negatives far outweigh the positives so it looks like a no brainer to me - don't buy
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    Re: What was your last full bottle purchase and why?

    CdG Garage

    Blind buy. Impulsive. Regretting.
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    Re: Suggestions for Masculine Rose based scent

    Thirty Three
    Lyric Man
    The Aoud
  31. Thread: CdG: Garage

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    [UK] CdG: Garage

    Received my bottle today, bought blind from Dover Street Market for £70.00

    Really not my kind of thing so will look to move on for £50.00 including postage

    (literally have had one spray on the...
  32. Re: Which fragrance was completely misnamed, in your opinion? ...and WHY?

    Portrait of a Lady - big butch man rose that doesn't fit in with my idea of a 'lady'
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    Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    Either Roja Dove:

    Scandal PH
    Fetish PH
    Aoud

    Or Xerjoff:

    Nio
    Al Khatt
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    Re: montale favourites

    Dark Aoud
    Patchouli Leaves
    Aoud Lime
    Honey Aoud

    If you don't like any of the ones suggested, don't worry. Give it a couple of months and there will be a dozen new ones to try
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    Xerjoff 17/17 Homme

    Part or full bottle wanted

    Please PM me if anyone is interested

    Cheers
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    Re: What would you do ?

    Sample first
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    Re: Something unique for my 400th "tried" fragrance

    Emir by M.Micallef

    Not unique as such but would maybe fit in with your tastes
  38. Thread: I'm Done

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    Re: I'm Done

    Good luck and as a passionate golfer myself, please let us know how the new venture pans out

    Cheers
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    Poll: Re: What would you choose for summer?

    I have a soft spot for Fahrenheit 32
  40. Re: Looking for suggestion on new fragrance - wood/oud/spice type

    Emir by M.Micallef
  41. Thread: Polo alternatives

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    Re: Polo alternatives

    When I tried Floris 1962 it reminded me of Polo
  42. Re: Recommend suggestions to try from the following houses

    Roja Dove - Scandal PH, Fetish PH
    Olfactive Studios - none
    Mancera - The Aoud
    Imaginary Authors - Cobra and the Canary
    Penhaligon's - Sartorial, As Sawira
    Histories de Parfums - 1725,...
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    Re: I ordered a Dia....My gosh what have I done

    Came here to see if I could pick up a cheap bottle of Dia - leaving disappointed
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    Re: Men's popular cologne in the UK?

    Needle/Haystack
  45. Re: Best smelling projection fragrances?!! Designer or niche

    Agree on Aoud Vanille - it is nuclear in strength and is even too much for me (and I think nothing of going with 11 blasts of vintage Kouros)
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    Re: My two new friends, Pulp and Arso

    I love Arso, didn't like Pulp
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    Re: There is Pheromones in YSL Sliver Kouros

    I believe you, it almost certainly has to be the perfume that does it
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    Poll: Re: Favourite Of These Discontinued...?

    Nobile
    Or Black
    Revillon
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    Re: Comme Des Garçons - Olfactory Library

    Never had chance to try these first time around and getting the itch for a blind buy - should I go for Garage or Tar?
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    Re: Suggest 5 fragrances from current wishlist....

    Nice, a thread that will be difficult to start arguing about!

    Chypre Palatin
    Green Irish Tweed
    Puredistance M
    Musc Ravageur
    Muscs Koublai Khan
  51. Re: What's the most expensive fragrance in your collection?

    Following on from my post over two years ago, the bar has been raised (by a pretty large amount)

    Currently the following are taking top spot from a £ per ml perspective:

    Diaghilev
    Puredistance...
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    Re: What Made You Choose You Basenote Name?

    Its been my nickname since I was at school - my dad even calls me it
  53. Re: If You Had Only 1 Bottle Of Average Strength 100ml EDT, How Long Would It Last You??

    When using samples I will get 2, possibly 3 wearings out of a 2ml vial so 100ml would last 100-120 days-ish
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    Re: Your wardrobe was stolen.

    I have had a think and come up with the following

    Savile Row - £15
    Azzaro PH - £15
    Caron PH - £20
    Havana £20
    Vanillary - £30
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    Re: Your wardrobe was stolen.

    I couldn't come up with anything, it started to annoy me, still couldn't think of anything and gave up

    The question has angered me
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    Re: Help me to shortlist 2 from these

    BDP and GIT
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    Re: ClaireV is at it again!

    Pleased to see L'Animal Sauvage in there - I think it is great
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    Re: Who else loves Profumum Roma?

    Really like this house with the added bonus of nuclear performance
  59. Thread: Leather & Fuel

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    Re: Leather & Fuel

    Came to say this
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    Re: Which fragrance do you wear just for you?

    Tribute Attar

    I don't know anyone else who actually likes it so I only wear it if I am staying in and on my own
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    Re: Fragrances that are unmistakably masculine.

    Brut

    + a number of 80's powerhouse scents
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    Re: Performance (to much of a good thing?)

    I need 12 hours of performance as I work at least 12 hour days.

    On a night, the weak ones can come out to play as they only need to last until I doze off so maybe 3-4 hours
  63. Re: Profumum Arso, April Aromatics, Tom Ford Samples

    Arso is great and it is indeed powerful stuff

    I wore it a few days ago after leaving it alone for a while - it was a good day getting back into it
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    Re: Best of Montale Paris

    Dark Aoud
    Honey Aoud
    Patchouli Leaves
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    Re: Your Top 5 scents with "Black" in the name

    Or Black
    Lampblack
    Black Oud (LM Parfums)
    Black Gold (Ormond Jayne)
    Blackbird
  66. Re: "The one cologne to rule them all!" Which one is yours?

    Since my original post approaching three years ago I have been on a pretty wild perfume journey and as such, my tastes have massively changed.

    Because of this, I would now suggest that the 'one'...
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    Re: GAME: Fragrance Houses Theme Songs

    Creed - Little Lies, Fleetwood Mac
  68. Re: It's National Fragrance Day! What are you wearing?

    Arso from Profumum Roma
  69. Re: Fragrance 180? What fragrance did you not like, but later find a love for?

    Kouros
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    Re: Do Notino not take debit cards?! (UK)

    [QUOTE=davmay;4081486]I don't have a paypal account though./QUOTE]

    Set one up?
  71. Thread: Guerlain SDV

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    Re: Guerlain SDV

    OK but I have never made the connection with PE BVA as I have never even tried it!
  72. Thread: Guerlain SDV

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    Re: Guerlain SDV

    I like the scent, think that it is quite stunning but never find a time where it seems right to wear. Personally speaking, as my collection has grown this bottle has worked its way to the back and...
  73. Re: The Top Ten Niche Fragrances Every Beginner Should Sample

    Great work, congratulations!
  74. Thread: Guerlain SDV

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    Re: Guerlain SDV

    Own it, like it, never wear it
  75. Thread: Notes you hate

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    Re: Notes you hate

    Tuberose
    Carrot Seed
    Blood
    Tomato Leaf
  76. Re: What was the first fragrance recorded in Basenotes as your SOTD?

    Turns out it was Eau de Baux
  77. Re: Best Smoky Vanilla replacement for PdN Vanille Intense?

    Memoirs of a Trespasser would work
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    Re: You paid how much are you ####### mental

    Because bottle sizes vary, I tend to judge cost on a per ml basis - the most that I have paid is £8 per ml which in itself is pretty eye watering

    Like others have said, get out while you can or...
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    Poll: Re: Which of these is your favorite?

    I have a soft spot of MFK
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    Re: Best inoffensive niche scents for a rainy day

    Try layering all four (sorry, 5 due to batch variations) of your Creeds - that will probably do the trick

    Personally, Encre Noire is my go to rainy dayer
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    Re: Scents for a British summer.

    I like to wear Encre Noir in the rain
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    Re: Profumum Bottle Strategy

    Atomiser on, cap on top, stored in the box - works for me
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    Re: What do you think of Oud? What are top 5 Ouds?

    I like all versions of Oud including proper Oud, synthetic Oud and Oud that doesn't smell of Oud (looking at you Royal Oud)

    Current favourites are:

    Xerjoff Al-Khatt
    Montale Dark Aoud
    M....
  84. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    Awful news

    My thoughts are with you and your family
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    Re: The Reviews or the Forums

    I am all about the forums baby!
  86. Re: Niche fragrances that are similar to Green Irish Tweed

    define 'higher quality'?
  87. Thread: Zoologist ???

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    Re: Zoologist ???

    Have sampled all other than Civet - not my kind of thing. They almost feel like conversation pieces rather than real world wearable perfume
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    Re: Would Jubilation XXV suit a university student?

    Some people will say wear it, some will say don't

    For what its worth, I wear anything I like any time I like and would advise you do the same

    Try it instead of getting a 50/50 split of opinion
  89. Thread: Sorry

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    Re: Sorry

    Without knowing and understanding the inner workings of a website I am not even going to offer up any half-cocked advice. It is just a shame to see someone struggling with something so I hope Grant...
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    Re: Do you have sex with cologne on?

    Erm, I don't make a point of washing it off
  91. Re: Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar: Old formulation vs. New formulation

    Funny that this has cropped up as I recently made an error with a purchase of what I believed was a vintage sealed bottle. Turned out to be the clear, ribbed bottle that arrived. At this point I...
  92. Re: Do people ever find you *weird* about your love of perfumes.

    Fair point but in truth, I think that I am insane so they are maybe not wrong!
  93. Re: Do people ever find you *weird* about your love of perfumes.

    I am pretty sure that people do not think I am weird but I am sure that they think I am insane for spending what I do on this hobby
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    Re: Balenciaga Ho Hang Club

    Well worth owning but I personally do not find it to be a traditional powerhouse scent but that may just be me

    It has a certain funkiness to it but is not a challenging type of scent
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    Re: L'animal Sauvage by MARLOU

    The wife is back and it has been described as:

    Nice
    Musky
    Vanillary/Chocolatey/Sweet

    So there you go
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    Re: L'animal Sauvage by MARLOU

    Spooky - just put this on for my SOTE after my bottle arrived today

    I would pitch it much closer to MKK than Kouros

    It is pretty well behaved and not overly challenging but that is coming from...
  97. Re: What is the most crowd-pleasing scent from Amouge?

    Reflection
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    Jubilation
    Lyric
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    Re: Strong performing niche compliment getter

    Thirty Three - always gets a couple of compliments when I wear it to work
  99. Re: Which are the best offerings from the house of DUA ?

    In before the chaos starts

    And to answer OP's question, I have not tried any of their work
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    Re: Your Swiss Army knife niche (besides Aventus).

    Haven't read a single reply but I am guessing that GIT makes numerous appearances?

    Edit - have now read all the replies and find it has become a kind of different thread to what I thought!
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