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    Re: New Kerosene - 'Dirty Flower Factory'

    Enjoy most of his fragrances. His stand out for me is Unknown Pleasures.
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    Re: Creed Price Rises in the UK

    Why would anybody in the UK buy Creeds at retail?! Allbeauty baby!
  3. Re: Deal-breaker notes, What are your least favorite perfume notes?

    Civet. *shudders*
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*MEN Pure Wood

    Annoyingly (and perhaps somewhat predictably) no mention of it whatsoever on TM's UK site. Looks like international customers will be kept waiting by TM. Again...
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    Re: The best from MCDI

    Invasion Barbare smells like an old peoples home.
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    Re: the great youtube burnout

    The obsession with YouTube reviewers on here is hilarious. Rest assured, you give us all a good laugh.
  7. Re: Confirm the rumors - Frapin changing their design?

    I'd rather they changed the performance.
  8. Re: Early warning: Pharrell Williams teams up with Comme des Garçons

    He's a pretty stylish & creative guy. Plus it's GdG. Will be going out of my way to give it a go.

    Lol at the "Oh. Celeb fragrance. I'll give it a miss" crowd. Tragic.
  9. Re: Do you know of women who believe the right perfume will attract the right man?

    If you're not attracted to someone, it's not going to matter a damn what they smell like. Pretty basic stuff really.
  10. Re: Safety razor or Double edged wet shaving - question

    Started DE shaving this week. I will NEVER EVER go back to cartridge razors. DE shaving is cheaper, better for your skin, gives better results. The benefits are endless. Still learning, but i'm a...
  11. Re: It's Official -- The most popular men's fragrance ever

    Absolutely everywhere where I live. Made it unwearable. About to sell my bottle.
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    Re: Men use women's perfume

    Is it?
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    Re: My Friend Kouros

    Belongs in the 80's.
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    Re: Men use women's perfume

    What is women's perfume?
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    Poll: Re: Can you actually AFFORD your fragrances?

    Fragrance is my hobby. That's it. It'll never come before the countless more important things in life.
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    Re: Why do you wear cologne?

    I almost never wear cologne. I wear a fragrance every day. Because I want to.
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    Re: New Year's Resolution's 2014..

    To significantly increase the high end over high street ratio of my collection.
  18. Thread: Reviews..

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    Re: Reviews..

    :thumbsup:
  19. Thread: Reviews..

    by QWERTYOP
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    Re: Reviews..

    Try YouTube... :D
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    Re: The next Celeb Scent..

    Drake.
  21. Re: How do you defend your interest/love in/for fragrance?

    Basically, this.
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    Re: Cucumber-based frag ?

    Another for Wall Street.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    5) Bang by Marc Jacobs (no, really)

    4) A*Men

    3) Oud Wood

    2) Straight to Heaven

    1) Aventus
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    Re: Amouage Epic & Musc Ravageur

    Love Epic (one of my favourite fragrances of all time), HATE Musc Rav. Find no similarity.
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    Re: I want to REEK! - Is that so wrong?

    Was just coming back to say this. Olfactory fatigue is a major cause of people reapplying when they don't actually need to. Not smelling something after two hours is the majority of the time going to...
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    Re: I want to REEK! - Is that so wrong?

    The whole "I spent loads of £££ on a fragrance, so it should be crazy powerful and last for 3 days" thing makes absolutely zero sense. There are times and occasions when a subtler fragrance is called...
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    Re: Burberry London Discontinued?

    What's a good niche/high end replacement? Anybody?...
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    Re: How many of my top 10 would be in yours?

    One is.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntrjfBBOtFU
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgnfonJOiU0
  29. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    Brad is a legend. How very dare you!
  30. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    I promise nothing. I may well be too hammered to remember. You'll all be on board the drunk review hype train before you know it.

    23404
  31. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    Yep. Definitely ME that's looking daft here!:laugh:

    Anywho, I've a video to shoot - off to get hammered! Enjoy carrying on getting your knickers in a twist over nothing! An absolutely legendary...
  32. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    A hundred and twenty three posts and counting. Brilliant.
  33. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    Why am I not "unbiased"? I participate in both mediums & have done for years. Anywho... [
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM
  34. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-PIckHrZ0o
  35. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    Absolutely nobody.
  36. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    We're all unprepared drunks. Every single last one of us. It's the future.

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  37. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    Been there, done that. Twerking is so very 2012 in the community i'm afraid.
  38. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMVTOxELjfU
  39. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    Within this thread is the very best, and very worst of Basenotes. Absolutely hilarious. I've always considered myself to have a foot in both "camps". All this "You suck!" "No, YOU suck!" business is...
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    Re: What puts you off about a house?

    Anything with "David Beckham" written on the bottle, and/or packaging.
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    Re: By Kilian nowadays

    Some of the best presentation around. A terrible pity that not many of his gorgeous bottles are worth owning. I have StH, I want B2B, and then I may be done with Kilian.
  42. Re: anyone else disappointed with Green Irish Tweed?

    I like it. I think it's VERY versatile. But I don't get the super duper high praise. It's a little blah & boring to me. Nothing that blows my brains out. An easy reach when you don't know what to...
  43. Thread: Off-Topic

    by QWERTYOP
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    Sticky: Re: Off-Topic

    No time for the man. Or anybody else who plants bombs in public places & massacres innocent members of the public. Whatever the reasoning behind it.
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    Re: YSL L'Homme or Boss Bottled?

    Boss Bottled all day long. L'homme lasts about 4 seconds on my skin, and is slightly stronger than water.
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    Re: SOTD Link missing

    It's not just you.
  46. Re: Who is your favourite current youtube reviewer.

    I've always been careful to never call myself a "reviewer". I'm just a bloke with an opinion.
  47. Re: Opinion: niche hardly seems applicable to most fragrance houses

    I prefer to say "high street" and "high end". I think that more closely resembles what most people mean.
  48. Re: Opinion: niche hardly seems applicable to most fragrance houses

    Never been a fan of the terms "niche" or "designer" for many reasons. I don't think they're fit for purpose.
  49. Re: Today I finished my bottle of................

    Not sure what the etiquette is on reviving old threads, but Bulgari Black. Sent to me by a Basenoter a couple of years ago when I was first starting out. In two minds about re-buying. Unique stuff,...
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    Re: Al (Street Scents) vs Marc (Robes08) video

    I buy my Creeds from Cheapsmells. Absolutely no need whatsoever to buy Creed at retail.
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    Re: Wardrobe "header" totals incorrect

    My samples are completely different to when I last updated my wardrobe, so I deleted them all last night & added the ones I have now - when i'd deleted all of them, it was saving I had five!! :grin:
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    Re: Are our skins really that different?

    If you smell a fragrance that you're familiar with on somebody else, you know what you're smelling. So it can't be THAT different. I think it's perception and brain trickery.
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    Wardrobe "header" totals incorrect

    I completely understand and appreciate that this is an extremely minor thing given the enormity of the move, but I thought you may want me to point it out anyways - The "totals" in my wardrobe are...
  54. Thread: Welcome Home!

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    Re: Welcome Home!

    The Huddler site was style over substance. I'd rather have a useful Basenotes than a fancy looking one. I think this looks better than original old Basenotes did anyway! It does the job.
  55. Thread: Welcome Home!

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    Re: Welcome Home!

    Brilliant. MY WARDROBE!!! Happy. ;)
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    Re: Kouros or Mont Blanc Individuel

    I don't think that was an option... :cheesy:
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    Re: Kouros or Mont Blanc Individuel

    I'd choose absolutely anything over Kouros. Up to and including death by torture. :laugh:
  58. Re: Men, what's the worst FEMALE fragrance you have ever smelt?

    I was in a Burger King a couple of months ago next to a woman who appeared to have taken a bath in TM Angel. Not nice. And I LOVE A*Men.
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    Poll: Re: What to wear for my upcoming wedding?

    I'm in the "ask the Mrs" camp.
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed vs Cool Water

    I own them both. They go in completely different directions.
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    Re: My new discovery. Please keep it a secret.

    Some people appear to have got out of bed on the wrong side today...
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    Re: Cheapsmells: Creed - Millesime Imperial help

    I swear by Cheapsmells. I bought my M.I from there - it's just as fleeting and weak as it should be.
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    Re: What would Jose Mourinho wear??

    Amouage Silver(ware). Always found it strange that America is the only country on Earth that doesn't "get" football. Their loss I suppose. They have to make do with rounders and rugby with...
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    Re: Fragrance to wear in your own funeral

    I'd wear Who Cares by I'm Dead.
  65. Re: Should we expect another Thierry Mugler Pure this year?

    It's hype. Absolutely nothing next to Pure Havane or Pure Malt IMO. Not something i'd break your neck to get hold of.
  66. Re: Should we expect another Thierry Mugler Pure this year?

    I'd imagine so, but i'd personally rather they stayed away from summery stuff. It's just not "them".
  67. Thread: Job Interview

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    Re: Job Interview

    In a job interview, you want them to remember them for you, not your smell.
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    Re: Tom Ford: Bois Marocain or Arabian Wood?

    Try AW & NR.
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    Re: Do as I say, not as I do.

    I'd say at least get to learn what you like, and probably more importantly, what you DON'T like if you're going to start blind buying things. I blind buy (although not quite as much as I used to)...
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    Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    Al's Steet Scents episode with Andy Tauer comes to mind. (don't rub it in).
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    Re: Spring scents, turning the page...

    Spring = heavy focus on florals and outdoorsy, fresh fragrances. Summer is more citruses & fruits in general.
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    Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    Erm... Nope. Plenty of negative (if that's the right word) reviews out there. The Fragrance Bro's Lumiere Noire video today for example.
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    Re: Amouage Gold Man Blind Buy

    Good lord, I would NOT blind buy this. Only Amouage that I cannot stand. Possibly the worst fragrance i've ever smelt. Maybe tied with Kouros.

    Smells like the cheap soap & cheap air freshener you...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille or Back to Black?

    I much prefer Tobacco Vanille (just personal taste), but that doesn't mean you will.
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    Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    Read through the reviews on Basenotes some time...

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    Or a message board....

    Some people really can't see past their own noses.
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    Re: Favorite mint note in a fragrance !?

    Menthe Fraiche by a long way for me.
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    Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    Anybody have a brick wall I could borrow?

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    Who cares about labels? They're people with opinions. Perfectly valid opinions. Just like everybody here. And they're perfectly...
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    Re: Most desired discontinued fragrance?

    Amber Absolute. Although i'm told Sahara Noir is very similar.
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    Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    Man his last post was September. I hadn't even realised.

    Back on subject - it's just a different medium, guys. Neither is "better". It's not "us & them". We all enjoy the same hobby. Some just...
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    Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    It's just a different way of expressing opinions on fragrances. A bit like that Basenotes place...

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    Clearly!
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    Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    As much as I enjoy being part of that community, it does bug me when reviewers refer to their subscribers as "fans". The fragrance is the star.
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    Re: Kouros=Aramis ?

    Different scents, but for the same crowd. I'd never touch either.
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    Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    Absolute rubbish.
  84. Re: L'Air du Desert Marocain stockists in the uk?

    I bought mine from Scent and Sensibility a few months back. I was a little surprised that there was no signed card in there. I thought he personally signed them all?
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    Re: The Infidels by Agonist

    Is this the one with the dipstick?
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    Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    People come and people go. There are probably more people on YouTube making fragrance related videos now than ever before. Like this handsome chap... http://www.youtube.com/user/QWERTYOP80
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    Re: What fragrances have you worn day after day?

    Almost never happens these days, but I wore Dior Homme two days running a few weeks back.
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    Re: Have you ever smelt in your dream?

    See post 2... :thumbsup:

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    Also see post 2. :laugh:
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    Re: Have you ever smelt in your dream?

    Your sense of smell shuts off when you're asleep. That's why it's good to test the longevity of fragrances by applying them before you go to bed.
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    Re: Ed Hardy Scents - Do They Grab Anybody?

    I have love & luck and Ed Hardy man. OK for casual use if i'm sitting around doing nothing all day.
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    Re: Amouage Lyric Man

    I like Reflection for a spring night out scent. Yet to try Lyric though. Good projection by all accounts, so it may fit the bill well.

    P.S

    Fully agree with the comments above. YOUR opinion is...
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    Poll: Re: Poll for best fragrance from Amouage!

    I don't believe in "best" when it comes to fragrance, but my favourite is Epic.
  93. Re: Which female fragrances have you worn / tried ?

    Recently wore a sample of Creed Love in White. Reckon I could have rocked it, but I gave it to my mum.
  94. Re: Creed aventus, what's the hype, average at best

    It's fragrance - it's opinion.
  95. Re: I am going out tonight. Which one should I put on?

    Pure Havane. Please don't go with DHI - nobody will smell you in a club wearing that.
  96. Re: I've Never Listened To A Single Word by A Sales Associate

    It's "in" here to bash SA's, but there ARE great ones. Anyone who's been to the Kilian counter in Manchester Harvey Nics will i've no doubt agree with me. Some ARE passionate about fragrances, and...
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    Re: Wear what you enjoy. Oh really? A revelation

    It's all down to application. You don't HAVE to invade other peoples space if you don't want to. Spraying only your chest under your shirt if a great way of doing this. AND it helps avoid nose...
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    Re: Does Age Define Taste?

    Everyone's different of course, but i'll bet the vast majority of people who buy Kouros are 35+
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    Re: SA tells me about 3 new Ouds by Tom Ford !?

    I do hope Oud Wood stays. It's my favourite from the line. Although I do have 100ml of the stuff.
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    Re: Alternatives to Clive Christian No.1

    A nice alternative to Clive Christian No.1 would be a long weekend somewhere in Europe... :laugh:
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