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    Re: Best Reformulated Fragrances 2015

    Great longevity on me -- I feel that the licorice aspect of the original has been toned down though
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    Re: The Different Company - UK sales?

    Great news -- cheers, Jon
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    Re: Best Reformulated Fragrances 2015

    I still think Cuiron rocks!
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    Re: Blind buy Beyond Paradise Homme?

    F...ing Hell -- No!

    Complete scrubber imo
  5. Re: I want to know somethings about "TESTER" fragrances

    Air can only get in when you spray so that will be an infinitesimal amount
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    Re: pure malt Thierry Mugler ?

    Different enough imo

    I'm not keen on A-Men but like Pure Malt -- it's more 'boozy' for a start
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    Re: Recommendation for daughter #2

    She likes Cucumber green tea smells?

    Check out Yerbamate from Villoresi -- fits the bill imo
  8. Re: A Neophyte's Collection Crossroad: What Next?

    Check -- Jubilation needs to be promoted also
  9. Re: Has anyone else made a fragrance spreadsheet?

    ok -- what on earth do you put in the columns? Like - Longevity - Performance - stuff like that? Please don't say 'batch numbers'?
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    Re: Underwhelmed with Kilians recent releases

    Yeah -- their lacklustre seems to have coincided with dropping 'By' although I was never really into them.

    They are also pushing these 50ml decants with atomiser in plain bottles and packaging for...
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    Re: The Different Company - UK sales?

    Why can't they get their fragrances back into the stores?
  12. Re: Better for the office environment: Dior Homme or Dior Homme L'Eau?

    I think Eau is more suitable for an office but not really a cold weather fragrance. DH is a little more 'edgy' but would work all year.

    Swings and Roundabouts
  13. Re: A Neophyte's Collection Crossroad: What Next?

    Really nice collection you have there (much prefer the 'top shelf' though)

    You seem to be doing alright on your own without any help
  14. Re: Has anyone else made a fragrance spreadsheet?

    Doesn't seem compatible somehow, i.e. in the spirit of fragrances
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    Re: What to prefer Chanel or Hermes

    Test them both and make a decision as to which one you like most

    Don't rely on other people's opinions -- they may not be yours
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    Re: Good For A Laugh!

    I bet it's the same liquid in every bottle
  17. Re: The Music of a Fragrance: A Fragrance Thread Game

    Crikey -- I'm outta here :embarassed:
  18. Poll: Re: Which Allure Home Flanker do you like the best?

    Yeah -- sad innit -- can't even be bothered with the name anymore -- just add another sport!

    Oh -- EB is a standalone in my books -- very nice
  19. Re: Carven's Mythical Unicorn - Le Vetiver EDP 2009

    I'm surprised you described Lubin's version as 'serious'. I see it as an opened out vetiver, fresh -- full of life.
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    Re: Dolce&Gabbana The One Sport

    There is only one fragrance/flanker with the word Sport tagged on that I have ever worn out.

    Lanvin L'Homme Sport

    I don't even feel like testing them anymore, which says it all.
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    Re: Ol factory fatigue?

    Well, if you wore it every day, yes, you would become anosmic to it eventually. Not sure that's the best use of a 'signature' scent.
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    Re: Chanel Allure Line vs Dior Homme line

    That's a good point.

    But, to be fair, I don't think Eau has much to link it with the original
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    Re: 8 New Fragrances -- Vilhelm Parfumerie

    No idea. That's the one that is interesting me most though. Dedicated to his grandfather apparently
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    Re: 8 New Fragrances -- Vilhelm Parfumerie

    Yes -- you're right. What a 'magpie'

    Hope the fragrances show more originality and inspiration, but it doesn't bode well
  25. Re: Flankception, what's the deepest a company has gone with a flanker?

    Hey -- I was just joshing. I'm flanked out
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    8 New Fragrances -- Vilhelm Parfumerie

    Available at Liberty exclusively from today -- for men and women
    Brainchild of Jan Ahgler who was a model for Chanel
    I think 100ml for £145
    The bottles look exactly the same as the Linari ones
    ...
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    Re: Are there good "mall" fragrances?

    Oh, ok -- I'm not American savvy
  28. Re: Is Armani Prive ever discounted anywhere? Or... is it too well controlled for that?

    That's ok -- good for you -- fill your boots, I say

    It's very random though -- not structured at all -- Presence by Mont Blanc was about £12 or something
  29. Re: Is Armani Prive ever discounted anywhere? Or... is it too well controlled for that?

    More than 10% recently. Bel Ami was on sale at £35 -- couldn't believe it.

    They are amassing a very diverse collection now also
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    Re: Cheapest place online for Roja Dove

    I really like Enigma edt, but I'm never gonna pay full price ever again for his products

    They just don't warrant it imo -- especially Puredistance M

    The guy is laughing all the way to the...
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    Re: Are there good "mall" fragrances?

    I thought you could get Creed in Walmart now?
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    Re: What's the best masculine rose?

    Yes -- that is nice -- it has a little 'edge' to it also

    From the same range, Rossisimo is a lovely vibrant rose for men
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Yuck!

    One day you may see it stuck to your neck after a particularly heavy spray :shocked:
  34. Re: What's the difference between vintage and reformulated Cool Water?

    I had a sample of the original and the longevity was really good on me.

    Can't comment on it now as I'm not a fan
  35. Re: Flankception, what's the deepest a company has gone with a flanker?

    Hang on a minute

    Isn't a flanker of a flanker of a flanker still a flanker of the original so would be included as the number of flankers :undecided:
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    Re: Chanel Allure Line vs Dior Homme line

    This is a 'no contest' for me

    DH smashes Allure
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    Re: Are there good "mall" fragrances?

    You have a point -- the bottles are pretty basic -- I've always likened them to 'cough mixture'. I generally like what's inside though.

    It's a way of keeping the costs down for the consumer, which...
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    Re: Are there good "mall" fragrances?

    Take them to a L'Occitane outlet instead of the Mall -- decent pricepoints and generally 'good' fragrances
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    Re: Looking for a Fragrance Recommendation

    May have been English Leather -- think they did a solid

    Vintage (dirt cheap) available

    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/English-Leather/English-Leather-5401.html
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    Re: Thoughts on ELdO Cologne?

    It's fine

    A little disappointed coming from ELdO though -- I was hoping it would include a 'boiled egg' note or something :happy:
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    Re: Wow I am 0 for 4 on Gucci fragrances.

    It ain't gonna get any better -- that's for sure

    Made for Measure? Made for 'Muppets' more like (have tinkered with the name for comedic effect)
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    Re: Designer or niche?

    Azzaro
    DHI
    HW & HWRM
    Potion

    Sampling, sampling and more sampling -- that's the key --
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    Re: Macy's fragrance counter sales associates.

    You must be in and out of jail on a regular basis :grin:

    No one has mentioned the awful caked-on make up these SA's wear -- and that's just the men
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    Re: Macy's fragrance counter sales associates.

    It's a terrible sales technique imo -- ok, you may be cajoled into buying something, but you are never gonna go back are you?

    Liberty, Les Senteurs, and F&M have it nailed. Selfridges and Harrods...
  45. Re: I have too many Orientals and Woody Spicy, so I ordered Bentley Intense :-/

    The best of the flankers by a huge margin imo
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    Re: Designer or niche?

    I would only wear 5 of your list

    I think you have the makings of a 'Nichehead' though
  47. Re: Hi, I'm an IT Specialist working in Perfumery Business

    All those notes for the perfumer to choose from and we still get Karl Lagerfeld For Men
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    Re: Aventus Atomizer/Sprayer/Nozzle?

    I think they have all been changed -- even Aventus!

    I much prefer the old ones -- really wide spray area.
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    Re: M7 First Reformulation - like it better

    I'm getting confused too.

    I like Oud Absolu better than the 2002 original

    I loved the Fresh version best though
  50. Thread: sad sad day

    by Kaern
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    Re: sad sad day

    Whoa -- let's get a little perspective here.

    No one died did they?

    Shit happens -- move on
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    Re: Finally tried....

    Old skool stylee :coolold:
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    Re: Ol factory fatigue?

    It's natural -- prolonged exposure is all

    You can't smell anything when you enter your house -- right?
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    Re: Any of you guys wear Ambre Nuit by Dior?

    I never felt uncomfortable wearing it -- and I tend to worry about this issue
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    Re: Best Creed for modern woman??

    Yeah -- a woman with confidence and individuality can wear Aventus easily

    What about that creamy oriental -- Vanisia ? I like that a lot too
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    Re: Is this the original non reformulated M7?

    I remember getting a sample the week it was released in Selfridges in 2002 -- there was a dedicated 'plinth' for them -- could have sworn the bottles were deep red in colour.

    It's amazing where...
  56. Re: Favorite Indie Scent from small or unknown houses -

    Don't blind buy for God's sake. 'B' was acceptable , but basically it's 90% gimmick over 10% skill

    I'm enjoying 4160 Tuesdays and the Agonist ranges
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    Re: Tabarome Imperial or Dior Homme Parfum

    Why pick 2 completely disparate fragrances to choose from?
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    Re: Name your favorite Amouage

    XXV, Dia and Lyric Woman
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    Re: Is this the original non reformulated M7?

    Hmmm -- I remember the original being more 'redder' -- probably a mind trick

    I actually prefer the reformulation
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    Re: Bergamote 22 vs... Versace Eau Fraiche

    Even that is debatable -- one could double up as a window cleaner
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    Re: bleu de chanel or versace pour homme?

    Egoiste
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    Re: Vintage by John Varvatos

    You're a fool -- don't like to disappoint

    Great scent -- for cold weather only though
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    Re: Changing of the seasons

    I'm having a 'mare' -- got lots of winter fragrances and it's gonna hit 77f in London this week
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    Re: Opinions on Michael Kors for Men?

    Not a recommended criteria imo
  65. Thread: I am new here!

    by Kaern
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    Re: I am new here!

    You sound like a cool dude
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    Re: Best Creed for modern woman??

    Aventus -- to be modern
  67. Re: French FiFi Award winners announced for 2015

    •Best from a mainstream brand: Corsica Furiosa / Parfum d'Empire
    •Best from a niche brand: Cuir d'Ange / Hermès


    The French seem to categorise Niche and Mainstream differently?
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    Re: Vintage *CHRISTIAN DIOR EAU SAUVAGE*

    Do you look like Steve McQueen though?
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    Re: Creed Boutique in Milan.

    Well 1975 does seem like an age ago

    Paris and Milan stores -- all purchased with the proceeds of Aventus sales
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    Re: Basenotes.net blank front page

    I have to keep logging in -- for the last 2 days anyway
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    Re: Ever hear of dumpster diving?

    Yeah -- I think I would -- literally
  72. Re: The Telegraph dares to go where most BN members fear to tread

    Would women be dropping in front of the Elephant Man if he had worn it though ??
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    Re: Ever hear of dumpster diving?

    Wonder if Harrods have dumpsters out back? :undecided:
  74. Thread: Versace Eros

    by Kaern
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    Re: Versace Eros

    I like it, but feel as though I shouldn't -- not sure about a FB though
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    Re: What is your strongest chastity belt scent?

    I'll be ready in a minute, darling :bath:
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    Re: Best Vanilla scented Cologne? Help...

    Un Bois Vanille -- Lutens -- sort of smoky

    Vanilia - L'Artisan
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    Re: Getting to know Helitrope

    I don't think L'Heure Bleue is very 'almondy'

    I am sure Hypnotic Poison uses heliotropin though
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    Re: Best niche line and why?

    +1 -- Not a dud in sight

    Shout out to ELdO and the (mainly) back catalogue of L'Artisan
  79. Re: Going to LA for a week long office meeting / training

    What -- you gonna smell the same every day???
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    Re: Your "National Fragrance"? :)

    Thought you meant the Grand National
  81. Poll: Re: Dinner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago chairman. Which fragrance?

    Don't wear GIT -- they will be looking around for Tom Selleck :coolold:

    Aventus is the one
  82. Thread: Old bottle

    by Kaern
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    Re: Old bottle

    Just shifting old stock is all -- I chuck all the packaging away anyway
  83. Thread: Eight and Bob

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    Re: Eight and Bob

    +1

    The packaging was more interesting -- entombed in a book
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    Re: Difference of sex

    A lot of men's fragrances smell exactly the same, because we are too dumb to tell the difference and are are treated contemptuously
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    Re: Getting to know Helitrope

    I think it's LT PIVER

    That along with the Etro are 2 of the nicest out there -- creamy almonds
  86. Thread: Smell Bent

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    Re: Smell Bent

    Oh dear -- I tested about 4 from the line and lost interest at exactly the same time
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    Re: What is your strongest chastity belt scent?

    With my flint-like cheekbones?

    Not applicable
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    Re: Best brands of fragnances under 100$.

    I can't vouch for this site or anything, but seems to have a wide range. The postage will probably cost more than the fragrance!

    http://www.theperfumesuperstore.co.uk/aftershave-for-men.html
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    Re: little things inside perfume

    You have just finshed an extra large cigarette
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    Re: To be discovered, not announced?

    How do you achieve a 'half-spray'?
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    Re: Santi Burgas: amazing creations

    I'm almost drooling for Loence -- three types of frankincense, Ginger and resinous with it -- sounds amazing
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    Re: Smell like Dolce&Gabbana The One For Men

    Yes and Derby smells like Le Male
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    Re: Looking for woods.

    Monsieur -- Huitieme Art Parfums

    Vetiver - Dior
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    Poll: Re: What would be your only choice/preference?

    Yes -- quite different really

    Voted for SDV
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    Re: A quick note on bottle sizes and cost/ml

    It's a good question

    For me, until I get to know a fragrance well and how it wears on me, I would prefer smaller volumes in 30 or 50ml. I can then step up if I grow to love. I would have tested...
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    Re: Why does Fahrenheit smell like gasoline?

    Getting angry now

    There seems to be a perception running through this thread that if you are unable to detect a gasoline note in the current Farenheit, you are somehow inferior or inexperienced in...
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    Re: Creed to release a new fragrance this summer

    Yes -- by all accounts, it will be better to hang on and wait for the second batch due in September -- so much better
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    Re: commes des garcons 1994

    Nice to see 'White' getting plaudits -- very underrated
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    Re: Creed to release a new fragrance this summer

    Just a whisper is all --- 'Aventus Sport Blue Intense'
  100. Re: What are your thoughts on Tom Ford's Black Orchid?

    Rank on a man -- not unisex imo

    Violet Blonde is much nicer but too feminine
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