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  1. Re: looking for the best masculine chocolate fragrance

    any comments on Cartier's L'Heure Defendue? i've almost given up with trying to find a good fragrance with a chocolate/cocoa note, LIDGE didn't do anything for me, 'Pardon' is on the short-list of...
  2. Re: Navitus Parfums (Redolessence & Paramount Impex LLC & Various perfumers)

    nice, out of all in the line that was the one that interested me most. excellent perfumer in this area (Bertrand Duchaufour) and an interesting set of notes that make it more of a semi-gourmand....
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    a few commenters have picked up on the trend, the small minority that aren't drooling over Demi...

    i especially liked this response:

    'I love Demi, but can she make any video without mentioning...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    maybe you could try it out and tell us? cheers!
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    all i'm saying is that free bottles and say a plane ticket and hotel in new york for a week would be pretty substantial payment and not direct payment, if you catch my drift. something that wouldn't...
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    they are expensive bottles. i genuinely do think it's just free bottles for the most part. people will do a lot for a free bottle, especially multiple free bottles. help with a plane ticket and...
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    it's funny how so many reviewers have chosen the past 12 months, mostly 9-12 ago months to drop lists about their favourite parfums de marly scents. the timing of all these different videos in the...
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    i don't think PdM is directly paying these people as such but i do believe they are offering copious free bottles, probably of the entire line to those with enough subs willing to do reviews and...
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    Re: Opinion: What should this guy wear?

    something from Parfums de Marly
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    Re: [UK] Roja Dove - Elysium Parfum Cologne

    while i'm sorting out the elysium is there anyone who would be interested in being one of the first to try something from steven/redolessence's frgarance line? the bottles are a rip-off of roja funny...
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    yup i think they are more in the business of following/amping up certain trends in mainstream perfumery than creating straight up clones. mostly devoid of originality but a distinctly different...
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    i'll leave this here without comment


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJguPpYUxDc
  13. Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    very safe.

    should smell good though.
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    Re: [UK] Roja Dove - Elysium Parfum Cologne

    yup shouldn't be a problem :thumbsup:

    i'll say the split is full now and give you guys a shout when the bottle is coming.
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    i find the house on the whole sleazy, like creed they seem to be more of a marketing front. many youtube reviewers are fawning over their releases which is interesting to say the least. their scents...
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    Re: [UK] Roja Dove - Elysium Parfum Cologne

    :thumbsup:
  17. Re: What are some good Vanilla scents for under $100.

    Eau des Baux
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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana K. The new masculine pillar

    sampled this the other day after learning Daphne Bugey was involved. smells good and well blended but ultimately derivative and not very interesting for me. as far as bright, juicy fresh scents go...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum?

    beast mode scent. has a rougher, more leathery quality than intense which is smoother but also leans more femme. definite waxy/oily thing going on with the juice and strong as anyone would ever...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    from the man who was in large part responsible for popularizing YSL La Nuit i actually expect his Date fragrance to be pretty good. I'll certainly make the effort to sample vs Office which i still...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    the army is gearing up and ready to march upon the release of 'Date' - Alberto Morillas, no budget limitations.
  22. Re: Have you ever been complimented on a Roja Dove

    yes and Elysium. wears and smells very natural.
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    Re: Polo Blue EDT vs Polo Blue EDP

    the older bottles of the EDT were amazing but the new stuff not so much. it used to smell smooth & classy but the new formulation has this terrible scratchy quality to it.
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    Re: [UK] Roja Dove - Elysium Parfum Cologne

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: [UK] Roja Dove - Elysium Parfum Cologne

    nice one dude! i'm hoping to do a split on the parfum sometime in the future but have to wait on the right price as £6/ml is a bit rich :p
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    Re: [UK] Wilford presents - Coffeeland 2019 (Vanille Cafe, Awake, Cafe Tonka)

    any interest in Elysium (standard version)? got a Roja hookup so can get a bottle below RRP and do a well priced split on this one. probably looking at £19 delivered for 10ml or £36 for 20ml.
  27. Re: Has Dolce & Gabbana - The One lost its relevance among fragrance enthusiasts?

    i find the DNA outstanding, one of the best designers for the money and especially enjoy the EDP version. not a fan of the other flankers (royal night, grey etc) but would love a pure parfum or...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    she wants the D :lolk:
  29. Re: New Roja Parfums Scandal, Vetiver, Enigma & Danger Parfum Colognes

    then you will definitely enjoy the cologne. it is indeed brighter, lighter but considering the strength of the original that's not a totally bad thing. projection is more moderate and the whole thing...
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    Re: Cannabis fragrances.

    Haze by Akro is the most enjoyable one i've smelled so far. just did a write-up on the other board but it manages to capture the liveliness of the aroma through a zingy/minty note more than the...
  31. Thread: Dark by Akro

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    Re: Dark by Akro

    got some more samples today - Dark & Haze as they seemed like they would appeal most.

    Dark is a very good and realistic chocolate scent. smells dark & delicious just like dark chocolate, chocolate...
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    Re: 2010-2013 Aventus - is it all going bad??

    some smell noticably more mature than others. it really is a bottle by bottle situation. the stuff that is still fresh is pretty damn good. 2012s tend to get rather bbq-esque after a while, 2011 and...
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    Re: Which La Nuit De L’Homme?

    the standard one.
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    Re: By Kilian Black Phantom

    very feminine and generic.
  35. Re: New Roja Parfums Scandal, Vetiver, Enigma & Danger Parfum Colognes

    just to echo that everyone i'm seeing on fragrance groups is saying Enigma PC is very good indeed :thumbsup:

    namely it's plenty strong and not far off the EDP.
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    Re: Tabac Rouge.......Damn This Is Good Stuff

    wow just wow, i literally can't even. now that is some seriously bad language :lolk:
  37. Re: Montblanc Explorer...like Aventus or like Sauvage?

    neither really. like a more harsher version of aventus more than anything though.
  38. Re: Best place to sell 65% 120ml bottle of 12J01?

    it's very subjective, depends what someone is willing to pay. i wouldn't buy it at all but someone might pay £300, someone else £600. best to aim high especially on ebay with less educated buyers,...
  39. Re: Best place to sell 65% 120ml bottle of 12J01?

    and it's actually a genuine answer, people are asking the earth for their early bottles and are idiots born every minute. if you want to maximise your profits then ebay with a high asking price is...
  40. Re: Best place to sell 65% 120ml bottle of 12J01?

    sell it on ebay for £1000

    good luck!
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    Re: Tabac Rouge.......Damn This Is Good Stuff

    thanks for the write-up, it's one i'm yet to try. having said that i love Herod (more vanilla than tobacco sure) and Mystery Tobacco is certainly one i'm enamoured with. not sure i will like this,...
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    Re: Sycomore EdT or EdP ?? group preference

    EDP is like you are inside looking out at a forest behind a thick sheet of frosted glass. EDT puts you in the forest.
  43. Re: Akro's 'Awake' is the best gourmand & coffee scent on the market

    be interested to hear your comparison if and when you sample this. for people in the US luckyscent have samples of the entire line which is a cheaper way of trying them vs the discovery kit unless...
  44. Re: Akro's 'Awake' is the best gourmand & coffee scent on the market

    interesting because that's often a description that gets used for New Harleem, which barely smells of coffee but more of a pancake/syrupy tonka thing. Awake is much more of a pure coffee scent that...
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    Re: [UK] Wilford presents - Coffeeland 2019 (Vanille Cafe, Awake, Cafe Tonka)

    great thanks for the update dude :)

    eager to hear any thoughts on the selection once people have given them a spin :thumbsup:
  46. Re: Akro's 'Awake' is the best gourmand & coffee scent on the market

    smells delicious all the way through for me. the drydown is certainly the best part as i get that yummy roasted coffee with a pinch of spice for hours. no other coffee scent has been able to deliver...
  47. Thread: Autumn/Winter

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    Re: Autumn/Winter

    Herrera Mystery Tobacco :thumbsup:
  48. Re: Akro's 'Awake' is the best gourmand & coffee scent on the market

    Kerosene's Follow? that's a pretty damn authentic coffee bean note, damp earthyness and all. a bit too much for me as I prefer my coffee tipping to the gourmand side, but impressive nontheless.
    ...
  49. Akro's 'Awake' is the best gourmand & coffee scent on the market

    there's a sort of thread on the general board about the house but i'm putting this here to focus on 'Awake' and it leaning slightly to the masculine side. so anyway, long diatribe aside i've tried...
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    Re: Which fragrances asked too much of you ?

    anything too heavy or oudy. i'm just not a particularly fecal sort of fellow :thumbsup:
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    Re: You Tube reviewer MyMickers passed away

    that's sad he always had a nice energy about him in his videos.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    you might want to look at 17x01 a lot of pineapple/vanilla freaks love this one. but i don't get other fruits so much besides pineapple.

    you said you like brighter batches but a couple of your...
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    Re: Travel Atomiser Advice

    second that evaporation is a serious issue with all sorts of decants especially plastic. always store them upright! best to go glass though and use teflon tape to seal the screw cap.

    the entire...
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    Re: Roja Parfum Colognes

    the parfum is so much better, but then the question is whether it's worth the money for something that's still not that strong.
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    Re: [UK] Wilford presents - Coffeeland 2019 (Vanille Cafe, Awake, Cafe Tonka)

    thanks for the payments guys, last call for coffee before i get the decants out tomorrow :thumbsup:
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    Re: Roja Parfum Colognes

    Elysium is just the existing release which was the first 'Parfum Cologne' before these.
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    Re: [Help] Reckon this Creed Aventus is real?

    looks like all the points have been mentioned, there wasn't a 100ml size until batch 16L01 and regardless this is an obvious fake. the real juice smells even better :)
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    Re: 2010-2013 Aventus - is it all going bad??

    depends how is was stored, when the bottle was first sprayed and how much has been used etc. i have a few older batches and some smell perfect while others still smell fantastic but are noticably...
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    Re: [Help] Reckon this Creed Aventus is real?

    very fake. sorry.
  60. Nishane's Ani is closer to Aventus than Hacivat

    first thing i thought when smelling this juice, before even spraying, it has a distinct likeness to the OG Aventus DNA. i don't think anyone has mentioned this yet so call me crazy, but you can see...
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    Re: [UK] Wilford presents - Coffeeland 2019 (Vanille Cafe, Awake, Cafe Tonka)

    nice one dude :thumbsup:

    split will be going down next week regardless of slots filled now :coolold:
  62. Re: Parfums de Marly Herod - The Truth about Reformulations (Rant included)

    no point in responding further, you are basically having a conversation with yourself regarding the juice colour and creating more strawmen to further the point. best to come back with a 2014 bottle...
  63. Re: Parfums de Marly Herod - The Truth about Reformulations (Rant included)

    no i think you're the one who is missing the point by making this strictly about juice colour when that was never the sole reason people claimed reformulation and a straw man. i know in my instance...
  64. Re: Parfums de Marly Herod - The Truth about Reformulations (Rant included)

    i'm sorry but the evidence in this thread doesn't prove anything except that the juice for this frag can change colour independent of how it started off.

    if the theory is that Herod was...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    actually Office for Men by Jeremy Fragrance is the #1 fragrance of all time with better longevity & projection, monster compements! forget about Aventus.
  66. Re: What’s your favorite cardamom forward scent?

    Zegna's Madras Cardamom is very good.
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    Re: Fresh clean citrus scent for fall/winter

    this would be one of my top choices also, excellent in cooler weather.
  68. Thread: Dark by Akro

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    Re: Dark by Akro

    a shame the brand isn't particularly well known or promoted because a coffee scent this good could sell really well in the wider market. fitting that Olivier Cresp being arguably the father of...
  69. Thread: Dark by Akro

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    Re: Dark by Akro

    gave Awake a full wearing which finished the sample and am just as enthusiastic as before. smelled that beautiful coffee aroma wafting around for hours, certainly not a scent I will tire of anytime...
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    Re: MFK Aqua Universalis is such a delight

    glad i'm not the only one.

    and yeah it definitely leans femme another reason i'm not a huge fan of this release. Petit Matin would be the best 'freshie' from MFK personally.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    how about longevity & prejection?
  72. Re: A newbie tries Amouage, Xerjoff and another PDM for the first time

    Herrera Mystery Tobacco is an even better Herod alternative, less sweet.
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    Re: MFK Aqua Universalis is such a delight

    both versions. there's something about the sort of musk that turns urinous after a while on my skin. i love a clean musk but not here.
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    Re: Aventus cologne sucks

    the start of the end for Creed (1760 father to son).

    you know the writing is on the wall when a brand starts recycling their most popular releases with inferior flankers. not that they care about...
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    Re: MFK Aqua Universalis is such a delight

    it's a very creamy floral musk. fresh but slightly urinous on my skin, don't like it.
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    [UK] Chrome Aqua, Molinard Figue

    prices include recorded delivery.

    Chrome Aqua 100ml 85% £24
    Molinard Figue 75ml 99% £24

    111320
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    all things considered it is a rather sleazy house. but i do enjoy Herod.
  78. Re: Best long-lasting high-end luxury niche citrus?

    Roja Elysium Parfum
    Xerjoff Nio
    Santa Eulalia Citric
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    Re: MEMO leather scents

    wasn't impressed by any of them.

    check out mugler's cuir impertinent for an easy wearing niche leather.
  80. Thread: Dark by Akro

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    Re: Dark by Akro

    finally got round to trying Awake. had to order a sample from the USA after someone from the house said they'd send one (to save buying the full discovery kit) but failed to follow through twice...
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    Re: Explorer.... is better.

    not better, not even very good.
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    Re: [UK] Wilford presents - Coffeeland 2019 (Vanille Cafe, Awake, Cafe Tonka)

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: [UK] Wilford presents - Coffeeland 2019 (Vanille Cafe, Awake, Cafe Tonka)

    :beer:
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    Re: [UK] Wilford presents - Coffeeland 2019 (Vanille Cafe, Awake, Cafe Tonka)

    bump for a brand new three-way split! this one has been a long time and many, many samples in the making :coolold:
  85. Re: New Roja Parfums Scandal, Vetiver, Enigma & Danger Parfum Colognes

    exactly. if they could push Enigma into something more wearable day to day, hopefully with less powdery vibe in the drydown, it would be a winner.
  86. Re: New Roja Parfums Scandal, Vetiver, Enigma & Danger Parfum Colognes

    links?
  87. Re: New Roja Parfums Scandal, Vetiver, Enigma & Danger Parfum Colognes

    thanks looks like they are pre-orders so nobody has got their nose on them yet?
  88. New Roja Parfums Scandal, Vetiver, Enigma & Danger Parfum Colognes

    new lower concentration versions with increased 'freshness' supposedly. can't find any other information, would like to try the Enigma :thumbsup:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzKrXq2Rwg4
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    Re: Haeckels Pegwell Bay experiences?

    indeed. as an interesting and impressive piece of perfumery it's a very realistic green smell. but as something designed to be wearable it's borderline disgusting for my basic taste :tongue:
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    try telling that to Jeremy :D

    remember you can't say anything derogatory you wouldn't be willing to say to Alberto's face :lolk:
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    disrespectful to Alberto Morillas :lolk:
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    Re: Haeckels Pegwell Bay experiences?

    herbal. not for me.
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    Re: Masculine Hazelnut fragrance?

    YSL Sleek Suede if you want something more grown up without too much emphasis on the gourmand element.
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    Re: hi guys . Is this Aventus real or fake ?

    red flag. if it is indeed a tester it will have an etching somewhere on the bottle to confirm this. if the bottle is full or near full why isn't there any box as nobody has used it? likely a refill...
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    Re: Guerlain SDV and Gourmand Coquin

    tried both (the latter more recently) and prefer the gourmand overall. SDV has a bit of a weird vibe for me, that medicinal/bandaid thing. having said that gourmand didn't blow me away but the...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    i'm not feeling any of the 2019s very much but i do think S11 is better than P11.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    less fruit or pineapple and more woody/patchouli smelling notes.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    they are not, S11 is quite a bit darker leaning than P11.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    a strong compement on Zion (elysium clone) 'smells amazing' made sure to let the person know it's just a copy and the real deal is even better :thumbsup:
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    13R01 is good.

    haven't tried them all but ones i would give a big thumbs up to would be 13NB01, 13U01, 13X01. 13X01 is probably the one that people more familiar with modern batches would like, it...
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