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    Re: Fragrance for camping/birthday...

    Paul Smith Story, cheap, fresh, green, lovely :)
  2. Re: What is your current fascination/temptation as of today?

    +1 for Sycomore

    Ormonde Jayne - Ormonde Man
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    Re: Vegas sampling trip

    Coffee Beans or mint/gum are excellent for 'resetting' the nose. If the Penhaligons in the UK are anything to go by, definitely visit the one in Vegas because the staff are excellent. I am also...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, August 20, 2011

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_lKuPwaINvNE/SUrIm9X-SXI/AAAAAAAAAXM/jOvZ7PiTxXc/s400/Creed+Green+Irish+Tweed.jpg
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT August 2011

    http://staticus.talash.com/product_images/v/955/EIS0535_1lg__94593_zoom.jpg
  6. Re: Looking for some help with a few thoughts/queries

    Cracking shout! Thanks for the tip!
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT August 2011

    No mate, the outlet store is in York, England.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT August 2011

    It is not a sale, it is an outlet store. They sell the bottles without a box or the bows on them (as in the pic). The deal was 55 for 2 100ml EDT bottles, 2 for 65 for the EDPs with 10% off if you...
  9. A*Men Pure Malt

    Had to see what all the hype was about.

    Ive seen reviews mention a big whiskey opening, but I found it was predominantly a sweet berry. Then the whiskey starts to come through, however the berry...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 15, 2011

    http://www.creedboutique.com/116-248-large/creed-aventus.jpg
  11. Penhaligons

    Visited the Penhaligons outlet in York today and it was an amazing experience. The store manager is a lady named Lindsey and she was top notch. If anyone in the UK is into Penhaligons, then I highly...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT August 2011

    Went a little nuts :P

    http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i475/maninjachris/Fragrance/fragrance.jpg

    Visited the Penhaligons outlet store in York, 100ml bottles at about a third retail price. ...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 14, 2011

    Went to Penhaligons store today so have about 6 different fragrances on my arm:

    Elixer
    Opus
    LP
    Endymion
    Blenheim Bouquet
    Malabah

    Ran out of space on me to test more!
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    Re: Fall fragrances for college

    Welcome!

    Id suggest you try Terre d'Hermes
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 11, 2011

    http://thescentimentalbrotha.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Creed-Green-Irish-Tweed.jpg
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT August 2011

    What's the longevity and sillage like? When I sampled this I absolutely loved the fragrance, but I found it didnt last very long which is why I havent pulled the trigger yet. Can you allay my worries?
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51IBZmUWj%2BL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 9, 2011

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.4432.jpg
  19. Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    I hear the word 'barbershop' being banded about a lot with this fragrance, I have to admit I have no idea what that means.

    I thought the opening was quite a spicy floral. The star anise and...
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    Re: Hey everyone / newbie help

    Welcome!

    I would suggest Allure Homme, citrus opening dries into a woody vanilla, but the whole thing is quite light and fresh

    Try Caron Pour un Homme, lovely Lavender/Vanilla fragrance, maybe...
  21. Thread: how much....

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    Re: how much....

    Spent bout 60 on samples and around 200 per month (for 2 months) building a collection to get me started. Now Ive got a varied wardrobe that will last me a while, Im gonna go back to sampling to...
  22. Re: Pure havane used to be available for uk buyers at salon skin care

    Anyone in London know who stocks pure havane (or even possible pure malt)? Plenty stock Thierry Mugler, but none of them show the limited editions online.
  23. Sampling

    Alright, I think I want to sample more notes/genres to gain a better understanding of them.

    Ive already mentioned the Vetiver sampler above

    What do people think about the following for a...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    +1 makes me laugh every time I read it
  25. Re: Just finished wathcing BBC's Perfume documentary part 1. Really interesting and entertaining!

    Wishful thinking ;)
  26. Carven Homme

    Found a bottle of this for peanuts and couldnt resist the blind buy with some of the reviews Ive read on this fragrance.

    Quite a distinct opening, quite sharp and tangy. The opening quickly...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT July 2011

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.1032.jpg
  28. Creed - Green Irish Tweed

    Anyone who has spent any time on this site will no doubt have come across the ongoing debate about GIT and Cool Water.

    There are no two ways about it, there are some definite similarities between...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT July 2011

    Creed - Green Irish Tweed decant
    Carven - Carven Homme
  30. Comme des Garcons Zagorsk

    Onto the CdG Incense series, well just one, Zagorsk.

    I think I really like incense notes and this one is a lot lighter than a couple of others I have tried. Also for once it isnt the dominant...
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    Re: How do you rotate your fragrances?

    For work something clean, something fresh, something that is unlikely to offend, quite boring.
    At the weekend, whatever I feel like, sometimes even just close my eyes and pick one out
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    Re: Paul Smith Story discontinued

    Nothing special about it, but it's dirt cheap and great for the trip home from work on the train before i get home and shower.
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    Re: Recommend something for underwater use

    Ah come on, it's always good to laugh once in a while :D
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    Re: Here's my collection. (Need some tips)

    as LOST says, the journey is long and wonderful! You may come across a perfume you love and then test something that is even better, the options are endless! Good luck!

    Allure Homme is quite fresh...
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    Re: Recommend something for underwater use

    hahaha brilliant!
  36. Re: Is your sense of smell diminished when you're hungover?

    I havent really tried to smell fragrances when hungover, but I would say when I am hungover all my senses seem to be dulled. Everything has slowed down and of course it's hard to concentrate on...
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    Re: Recommendation for a totally beginner

    A lot of the scents you mentioned are quite popular, is there a department store you could visit to test them out? At the end of the day, the person who best knows your tastes is yourself. Everyone...
  38. Dior Homme Intense

    Nom nom nom!

    When I tested Dior Homme I stated that I wished there was more, well now Ive found more and boy are the results spectacular! Everything with Dior Homme is just bigger and I love it. ...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    He'd crash the site (again!) and that would just be posting this month's new fragrances! :P
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT July 2011

    Dior Homme Intense

    http://www.punmiris.com/images/secundar/o.1397.jpg
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    Re: Just got my decant of Aventus... (Kron)

    I was part of the first split from Kron and the fragrance is stunning. Amazed to hear about such crazy batch variations from Creed
  42. Guerlain Mitsouko

    @furrypine: I did mention something greener that I experienced and that is probably the Vetiver, but for the most part I only get the grapefruit. I actually wear it a fair bit as it is what I wear to...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT July 2011

    Guerlain Mitsouko
  44. Re: Looking for some help with a few thoughts/queries

    Also back to vetivers, I think Im going to explore this note further, what are people's views on this sample pack?
    ...
  45. Guerlain Jicky

    Re: Philosykos, I think the problem is I didnt get any of the actual creamy fig parts. I do like eating figs and like the scent of the fruit, but maybe it is just the way the leaves smell. For me it...
  46. Etat Libre d'Orange Fat Electrician

    This one intrigues me greatly. I dont really know any of the individual notes and so Ive had to try this three times just to formulate any views on this. The opening is bright, fresh and green with a...
  47. Diptyque Philosykos

    Thanks a lot, Im glad people are enjoying my journey and thoughts :)
    No worries about your sig, Ive got it bookmarked, it's an amazing resource! so thank you

    Anyways onto another review and I...
  48. Paul Smith Story

    Well I was looking for something quite fresh and cheap for a festival I went to. Paul Smith Story caught my eye as both so I plumped and bought it blind.

    An opening dominated by grapefruit, but...
  49. L'Artisan Parfumeur Vanilia

    Ah it has been a while since I posted something in here. A festival and the subsequent recovery have got in the way of my sampling! No worries, we all know it is a long journey and there is plenty of...
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    Re: should have joined sooner...

    Welcome!

    You are absolutely going about things the right way, even before you joined up! Sampling is a great path to take for a beginner and a wonderful adventure which Im sure you've already...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT July 2011

    ELDO - Fat Electrician
    Paul Smith - Story (a great cheap fragrance for a weekend of camping at a music festival)
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    Poll: Re: Is perfume a luxury ?

    For me it depends on if this question is directed to and is about individuals or if we are talking about different societies.

    For the people on here, I think even novices like myself wont leave...
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    Re: 21 year old sort of new and needing help

    Am I the only one who doesnt think Allure Homme is that great for a night time scent? It is a great scent and I use it a fair bit, just not at night, it is my go to scent for work, quite fresh,...
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    Re: BBC Perfume Documentary - THE VERDICT!

    I think fragrance is viewed as luxury in that the majority of people don't wear it. It probably shouldnt be when there are houses like Caron offering excellent fragrances at extremely...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday July 7th, 2011

    +1 for Aventus!
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    Scent for festivals, scent for the train

    After a long days work, my morning spritz has been on me over 9/10 hours and has pretty much dissipated and the train ride home in London is one of the most crowded places in the world. Especially in...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 4, 2011

    Terre d'Hermes EDT
  58. Dior Homme

    Gave my nose a bit of a break, Work/socialising got in the way of sampling for a few days. I just realised that I past the month mark since my adventure began (has it really only been a month?!?)! I...
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    Re: Signature scent...

    I think you started in quite a good place, working out what you dislike is just as important as working out what you do like.



    Welcome to a new world! where your pay check just got a little...
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    Re: New Member Continuation

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    May the next year be as enjoyable on this wonderful journey!
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT July 2011

    davidoff cool water
    bvlgari black
    guerlain la petite robe noire decant
    l'artisan - vanilia

    two more to come hopefully and that will be me done til payday
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - June 2011

    Aventus was a split done on here (go to the Items for Sale forum, there is another split ongoing) and the decant smells beautiful, great batch

    Chergui and Azzaro was from feelunique.com, Thought...
  63. Re: Difference in sillage/longevity between actual bottles and sample sprays?

    The nozzle on Allure Homme is one of the best I have seen, you get a lot juice per spray (better than the other bottles I own) which is obviously going to increase sillage/longevity. I cant imagine a...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - June 2011

    Azzaro Pour Homme (blind because it is dirt cheap)
    Chergui (absolutely adore this fragrance, first thing I bought after pay day)
    Aventus decant
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    Re: Shortlist Help?

    In terms of Citrus notes, Allure Homme holds them the best out of those that I have sampled.
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    Re: Collecting vs downsizing

    I think we go through stages. A complete novice (like myself) starts off with very few fragrances or any at all and just concentrates on building up a small collecation. the problem is they dont know...
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    Re: Testing Samples at Home

    I did the same sort of thing. I ordered 19 sampler pack (beginner). I would suggest testing them on the skin as they do smell different to a scent strip much of the time. The main thing is not to do...
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    Re: My further forays into fragrance

    I looked at your list of bought/to buy and actually wondered if I had posted something and didnt remember :P.

    Would suggest L'instant de Guerlain and Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: Perfume: Television Series - 28th June - BBC4

    dont think so
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    Re: Perfume: Television Series - 28th June - BBC4

    use something called expat shield, it ghosts a british ip and you should be able to use iplayer
  71. Givenchy Insense

    Big floral opening. I think I must have missed the citrus/blackcurrant opening or it didnt last much past the initial spray. Went straight to the heartnotes, Magnolia and Iris coming to the fore. I...
  72. Rochas Tocade

    Cheers for the suggestion Orobas. I think Jo Malones sounds a little too mild for me. Whilst for work Im looking for inoffensive scents, that doenst mean they need to be mild, just something that...
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    Re: Signature perfume

    With literally thousands of fragrances, it's hard to think that there is just one out there which can satisfy your nose completely. Of course you are going to have your favourite(s), but just one to...
  74. Davidoff Cool Water

    Was in boots and couldnt resist testing something out at the counter. Being Boots, the selection is extremely limited past the celebrity frags and Ive read a fair bit about CW.

    Straight out of...
  75. CB I Hate Perfumes - Memory of Kindness

    Another one toned fragrance. I read it is supposed to be tomato leaf, but to me it smelt more like peppers (the food not the spice). Simple and nice enough, but I like a bit more intrigue in my...
  76. Re: Looking for some help with a few thoughts/queries

    Many thanks Kagey,

    Im glad people are enjoying reading my notes, I will definitely keep it up. I am finding all the hints and pointers from others very helpful! The Perfumed Court is expensive if...
  77. Ormande Man

    A sweet, grassy, spicy, opening. Im assuming the sweet/herbal smell comes from the Juniper, the tangy/spicy edge from the cardamom and pepper. The green notes seem to fade away and the oud comes...
  78. Penhaligons Violetta

    Just realised I forgot to review this one.

    The wonderful people at penhaligons sent me a free sample after I emailed them. Has been over a week since I wore this one so my memory is a little hazy....
  79. Chergui/Azzaro ordered, Cartier Declaration reviewed

    So I pulled the trigger, just couldnt resist! Tested my Chergui sample again and I cant get enough of it! I may regret it come the end of next month....nah I wont but still what I would consider...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - June 2011

    Chanel - Allure Homme
    Hermes - Terre d'Hermes
    YSL - M7

    waiting for a few others
  81. Re: Looking for some help with a few thoughts/queries

    As I mentioned in my review, with M7, I get a sweet-woody smell and hardly a medicinal one. I suppose there are different medicinal scents as well and not all of them are bad. Im just not a fan of...
  82. Annick Goutal - Sables

    Reading a few reviews on this, I thought I would enjoy this, vanilla/caramel sounds right up my street. I ended up being disappointed. Whilst the caramel notes are there, it smelt to me very...
  83. Terre d'Hermes

    I think there is a lot of intrigue with this one.

    I can see this getting better the more you try it and I can also see this polarizing users. It is definitely something different to what I have...
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    Re: A perfume dunce in need of help.

    Welcome!

    As Diamondflame says, dont give up on your nose just yet. I was (probably still am) just like you when I started a month ago. Totally clueless, had smelt maybe 3 fragrances in my lifetime...
  85. Chanel Allure Homme

    Simple yet elegant

    This doesnt try to think out of the box and isnt groundbreaking, but what it does, it does very well. Citrus dominates the opening, zesty and fresh and unlike a lot of the other...
  86. Bvlgari Black

    Something a little different and interesting.

    When I heard that there was a scent of burnt rubber, I was wondering how that could possibly work. But somehow it does, after the initial weirdness,...
  87. Ysl m7

    Onto another winner!

    Really didn't know what to expect from this, reading the reviews, a lot of people talk about a medicinal/cough syrup smell, but I didnt really get that at all. The quick...
  88. Re: Looking for some help with a few thoughts/queries

    Many thanks mr. reasonable, there are some great suggestions there! Ive been busy the last few weekends which has meant that I havent been able to get to the nicolai store or some of the dept stores...
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    Re: Is it just me or does everyone wear aquatics?

    You know what you are going to get with aquatics, simple, usually pleasant smell that isnt going to offend too many people. I wear them to work for this reason, then save something bolder for the...
  90. Re: If you had 100 ($160) to spend on one modern fragrance...

    from my (very) limited knowledge, id suggest chergui and caron pour homme, total should be under 100
  91. Re: Pretend you've never smelled any bottled scent. What would you be attracted to immediately?

    vanilla, love the stuff
  92. Re: Looking for some help with a few thoughts/queries

    Something caught my eye when reading 'Perfumes the Guide' by Luca Turin and Tanya Sanchez, Azzaro Pour Homme. I came on here and saw it has overwhelming positive review and to buy a bottle is also...
  93. Thread: Bibliographies

    by maninja
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    Re: Michael Edwards Fragrances of The World

    Different situations for different people! Also got to remember a lot of these guys and gals have been doing this for years, slowly accumulating and increasing their wardrobe over many years, I have...
  94. Thread: Soap/Body Wash

    by maninja
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    Re: Soap/Body Wash

    'Simple' pure soap although more of a problem I find is with moisturiser. Usually have to moisturise at least 20 mins before applying fragrance
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    Re: Hot and humid reccommendation

    Welcome! Don't feel embarrassed, I was exactly the same as you (well I'm 26) when I started a couple weeks ago and what I knew about fragrances you couldnt even fill a postage stamp with. This is a...
  96. Chergui

    I think Im in love!

    Just wow! From the first sniff I was blown away. A beautiful, warm, sweet fragrance. Straight out the bottle, the amber and vanilla take hold and never really go. With such...
  97. Jubilation XXV

    Been wearing Jubilation XXV for about 6 hours now and ready to write down my thoughts.

    The opening was like TCP (antiseptic, medicinal smell). I actually thought I had grabbed the wrong bottle or...
  98. Re: Done but with errors?? Problem with pages loading

    Same problems as everyone has listed and Im using Chrome
  99. Re: No one seems to be paying any attention to the Community Center thread...

    Yeah Im getting lots of errors too and in general the site has slowed down a lot from when I first started looking on here. Thought it was my computer/internet as opposed to the site, obviously not...
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    Re: Just got a sample of Aventus and ...

    Kron is selling a decant of 50ml for 65 which seems very reasonable in the sales section
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