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  1. Re: Anyone not bothered by or open to reformulations?

    Generally, I don't mind if the reformulation just smells a little bit different, but it is disappointing when there's a significant and obvious weakening of the scent, such that something that used...
  2. Re: Original Dunhill for Men (1934)... Discontinued or Not?

    Haven't opened it yet. Will try it shortly, and will post my thoughts.
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    Re: Creed Herbe Marine

    Herbe Marine is referenced in this interview:

    http://notablescents.net/2012/08/02/interview-roberto-ferreira-creed/

    Apparently released in 2001 then discontinued due to IFRA regulations.
  4. Re: Original Dunhill for Men (1934)... Discontinued or Not?

    Sorry to 'bump' an old thread. I recently bought a new bottle of this, and noticed that it's no longer labelled as a 'cologne' (now just says 'eau de toilette'), and that this latest bottle is made...
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    Re: Royal Scottish Lavender,

    I only tried it once (I think), a number of years ago. As already noted by one of the posters, it very much reminded me of Jicky, which I like, but not as much as I like Mouchoir de Monsieur, of...
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    [UK] Re: Chanel Cuir de Russie

    Bump.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, October 3, 2014

    Ralph Lauren Polo.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    Versace Man.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Monsieur de Givenchy today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, September 29, 2014

    Original Burberry's For Men, from 1981.
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    [UK] Re: UK only: Chanel Cuir de Russie

    Chanel Cuir de Russie for swap.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, September 28, 2014

    Creed Royal English Leather
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Ralph Lauren Polo
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    Re: SOTD: Fridayy, September 26, 2014

    Boss Number 1
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, September 25, 2014

    Grey Flannel today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    Ralph Lauren Polo.
  17. Re: What masculine fragrances have statistically heavy or loud sillage?

    Maybe Aramis? I used it as my 'daily' for a few years, and it never let me down.
  18. Re: Perfume that Men love the most on Women?

    Opium.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 7, 2014

    vintage Kouros.
  20. Re: Czech & Speake Citrus Paradisi - Amazing!

    I've loved it for years and could never relate to the negative comments I've read.
  21. Re: which fragrances do you prefer the re-formulated version or flanker than the orginal one?

    I have a personal preference for Live Jazz over Jazz, but don't think it's necessarily 'better' per se - just my preference.

    Honestly can't think of a single instance of a fragrance having been...
  22. Re: 26 and falling in love with a Powerhouse.....

    It was my first love, and many years later I still love it and wear it often, so I can only say: good choice. My advice in this, and indeed in all things, would be to trust your own taste.

    Others...
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    Re: The one that got away?

    Basically more from the Creed 'Private Collection' when they were available at reasonable prices, especially Cuir de Russie and Tabarome. Availability dried up pretty fast when they were...
  24. Re: Nothing I Do Gets Me a Close Shave Without Razor Burn or Ingrown Hairs

    Haven't read all the replies, but is it not most likely that you simply have sensitive skin which is reacting badly to the extent of your shave (particularly shaving against the grain). I understand...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, May 22, 2014

    Givenchy Eau de Vetyver (AM)

    Villoresi Vetiver (PM)
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    Re: Help me find a signature scent

    I honestly don't think there's any substitute for trying as many as possible and picking the one you like the most. The problem, of course, is that the more you try, the less likely you are to be...
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    Re: Testing Givenchy

    I love all of these, listed in order of preference. (If the Eau de Vetyver lasted longer it would top the list.)

    Gentleman
    Monsieur de Givenchy
    Eau de Vetyver
    Insense
    Xeryus

    I also have a...
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    Re: Quintessential Citrus Fragrance?

    I really like YSL Live Jazz.
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    Re: Creed orange spice

    It suits me perfectly. From a personal point of view, I honestly couldn't fault it. I really like the style and think it's perfectly executed.
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    Re: Vintage Fougere.

    Both are really good, but I have a preference for the Davidoff which, if I had to pick one fragrance as my absolute favourite, would be right up there. I'd love to stock up on the Davidoff, but it...
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    Re: Givenchy Eau de Vetyver?

    The box is consistent with that used for the oldest examples of 'Monsieur de Givenchy' that I've seen.

    Given that Monsieur de Givenchy and Eau de Vetyver came out in the same year (1959), it's...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 21, 2014

    L'Artisan - Coeur de Vetiver Sacre
  33. Re: What was/would be your wedding fragrance?

    It was Creed Vetiver (1948).

    It was discontinued shortly after I got married, which is a shame, as it's meant that in recent years I haven't worn it nearly as much as I used to...
  34. Re: Mood uplifting, citrusy, fresh, no musky cologne?

    I agree with the above recommendation for Guerlain's Eau de Cologne Imperiale. Creed's Bois de Cedrat and Trumper's Extract of Limes would also work. Of course, none of these have very good staying...
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    Re: Creed - lack of cold weather frags?

    Royal Delight
    Vanisia
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    Re: Best vetiver

    Givenchy Eau de Vetyver (vintage) has the best scent of any I've tried. If only it lasted a bit longer and was easier to find.

    I haven't yet tried the re-release in the tall bottle...
  37. Re: My first Czech & a Speake, which should it be?

    My favourites are Citrus Paradisi, Cuba and Oxford & Cambridge.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

    Boucheron Pour Homme EdT
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    Re: One house, 4 seasons, 4 frags...

    Givenchy

    Spring = Monsieur de Givenchy
    Summer = Eau de Vetyver
    Autumn = Insence
    Winter = Gentleman
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    Re: S O T D; Friday, March 7, 2014

    YSL Pour Homme
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    Re: S O T D: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

    Comme des Garcons Eau de Parfum
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 4, 2014

    Vintage Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme.
  43. Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme (EDT) – Vintage Dating/Buying Guide

    Good work, Martin.
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    Re: S O T D: Friday, February 28, 2014

    Azzaro Pour Homme
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    Re: S O T D: Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Tuscany Per Uomo by Aramis
  46. Re: Does anywhere still sell vintage Kenzo Pour Homme?

    Good scent. I think ebay is the only option to get the original version in the heavily engraved bottle / white box with the red 'stamp' beside the logo.
  47. Re: S O T D: Wednesday, February 26, 2014

    Aramis Tuscany Per Uomo.
  48. Re: If you had to chose only 1 cologne to wear for the next 5 years what would it be?

    5 years is an awfully long time. More realistically, I might be happy to try choosing one fragrance and wearing a 100ml bottle from first to last spray. Might choose Monsieur de Givenchy.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, February 25, 2014

    Douro Eau de Portugal by Penhaligon's
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    Re: Advice me on everyday use cologne

    I'd go for Cool Water.
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    Re: S O T D: Monday, February 24, 2014

    Douro Eau de Portugal by Penhaligon's.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, February 22, 2014

    Feuilles de Tabac
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    Re: S O T D: Friday, February 21, 2014

    Burberry's For Men (1981)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, February 20th, 2014

    Creed Cuir de Russie
  55. Re: Paco Rabanne PH and Creed Baie de Genievre similarities

    Thanks for the picture, Sam. Always good to get the older versions of these whenever possible!
  56. Re: Were now for Chanel after the retirement of Jacques Polge

    My impression is that the Allure line and Bleu have been very successful, so Chanel may be disinclined to take a risk on releasing something avant-garde that might not appeal to the mass-market. A...
  57. Re: Paco Rabanne PH and Creed Baie de Genievre similarities

    I can see where the original poster is coming from: it's not so much that these scents are alike, but more that I find them similar in 'feel'. When I got Baie de Genievre, my first wearing did indeed...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, February 13, 2014

    Dunhill Blend 30.
  59. Re: S O T D: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

    Creed Orange Spice
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    Re: S O T D: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

    Creed Royal English Leather
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, February 10, 2014

    YSL Pour Homme
  62. Re: Creed Royal Water and Hm by Hanae Mori are two of the most underrated scents IMO

    Good to see that there are some other fans of Royal Water. I like it a lot, but it doesn't seem to be all that well-liked by Basenotes members...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, February 7, 2014

    Versace Man
  64. Re: Fragrances that ruined a complete genre for you.

    Can't say this has happened as such, but Tobacco Vanille made me wary of scents with vanilla...
  65. Re: Eau Savage vs Pour Monsieur in terms of longevity

    I find Eau Sauvage to be a marvellous 'everyday' fragrance. Works best for me when applied reasonably liberally and 'topped-up' when necessary. Large bottles are available for those who want to use...
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday, 5th February, 2014

    Dunhill Cologne For Men.
  67. Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Too hard to pick just one, but these would qualify:

    vintage Givenchy Gentleman
    Dunhill Blend 30
    Creed Royal English Leather
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    Re: Decision time!

    I prefer Eros, but have no doubt that Dior Homme Sport will, by far, be the more popular choice.
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    Re: S O T D: Thursday, January 30, 2014

    Versace Man
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    Re: S O T D: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

    Versace Man
  71. Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 28 January, 2014.

    Aramis Tuscany Per Uomo.
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    Re: S O T D: Friday, January 24, 2014

    Versace The Dreamer

    (Enjoying it so much that I'm tempted to buy another bottle.)
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    Re: S O T D: Thursday, January 23, 2014

    Slumberhouse Jeke.
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    Re: What's Your Favorite Boss?

    I think Boss Number One and Boss Bottled are very good. I like the sound of Boss Spirit, but haven't had the chance to try it...
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    Re: S O T D: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    L'Essence de Cerruti.
  76. Re: Traditional, classical and sophisticated with a "modern twist"

    L'Artisan Parfumeur - Fou D'Absinthe.
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    Re: Best of the best of the 80's

    So many good ones to choose from, but if I had to pick one, then it might be the original Davidoff from 1984.
  78. Re: Do You 'Make Offers' when frag shopping on Ebay?

    For 'buy it now' items where the seller has set-up the 'make an offer' option, there's nothing wrong with doing just that, and making an offer. My experience is that the seller is generally looking...
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    Re: S O T D: Thursday - January 16

    Morning: Davidoff (1984)
    Afternoon: Dunhill Custom
  80. Re: Another Creed Question from a long long time wearer.... What else is out there?

    I'd recommend Fou d'Absinthe by L'Artisan Parfumeur.
  81. Re: Bought and tested Jean Patou pour Homme Original.

    I think the price is reasonable (though not a bargain), particularly given recent feedback on the (fairly expensive) reissue not really being an acceptable substitute for the original.
  82. Re: What's Your Opinion on Azzaro Pour Homme Night Time?

    Never ceases to amaze me that there are shops (even discount shops) who are willing to accomodate the return of opened / used fragrances.

    I only tried to do this once, quite a long time ago. I had...
  83. Poll: Re: Versace Dreamer or Armani Code for the dry down?

    Code is nice enough, but I must prefer The Dreamer.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, January 6th, 2014

    Geo F Trumper Sandalwood
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    Re: First proper Le Male wearing ...

    I've always liked Le Male (and Fleur du Male).

    Love the title bestowed above: "all time top rated strip club scent".
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, January 2, 2014

    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

    Penhaligons Blenheim Bouquet.
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    Re: What was your first fragrance?

    The first one I bought for myself was Ralph Lauren Polo - that would have been about 20 years ago, when I was around 19-20 years old.
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    Re: Designer deodorant sticks

    In terms of being true to the fragrance, I've generally had better results from the spray deodorants than from the sticks.

    I have a Cool Water stick at the moment which smells great, but provides...
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    Re: S O T D : Monday ; December 30, 2013

    Dunhill Blend 30.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, December 29th, 2013

    Dunhill Blend 30
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, December 28th, 2013

    Polo Ralph Lauren + Lacoste Booster
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, December 27, 2013

    Langι Eau de Parfum For Men
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    Re: Boss Bottled Flanker Thread

    I have an affection for Boss Bottled. I remember getting a spray sample around the time of its release (which feels longer ago than 1998...) and then getting a bottle. As I recall, it was just called...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

    So far, just a handful of Brut....
  96. Re: I'm looking for a fashionable backpack for college

    I'd go for Barbour.

    For example:
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, December 20, 2013

    Zino Davidoff.
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    Re: Most Satisfying Frageance

    For me, these never seem to fall short on any front:

    YSL M7
    Knize Ten
    Geo F Trumper Sandalwood
    Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

    Amouage Gold Man.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    Guerlain Heritage.
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