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    Re: Is there an aftershave similar to leather?

    Cuir de Lancôme --

    I'm not sure of the price though and it's like not an aftershave -- was just thinking cheapish leathers
  2. Re: Anyone know what this Bond No 9 Fragrance is?

    Blimey -- sounds like Edition Blanche

    Nouveau Bowery has a strong lime note but personally wouldn't call it soapy [that's a lot of help!)

    It must be a Bond I have missed, probably a feminine....
  3. Re: Help a college student pick out his vday scent!

    The Dior -- she will lick your neck off
  4. Re: Bottle up your granny or your recently departed - seriously....

    Don't think she'd get an investment from Dragon's Den

    It's simpler just to buy a bottle of the fragrance they used to wear most isn't it?
  5. Re: What's the most you've ever spent on a single bottle?

    Lightweight. I got a backup to.

    Seriously, I think it was about £275 for Grossmith's Golden Chypre

    Quite a few around the £230 mark -- 2 from MDCI, Ambra Meditteranea, Puredistance M, etc
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    Re: Suggest me a Replacement for CK Eternity

    Cheap, sexy but not popular -- that is a challenge

    Bogart Pour Homme [it's nothing like Eternity though] except it lasts for one
  7. Thread: I love the hype!

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    Re: I love the hype!

    Eh?
  8. Re: Anyone know what this Bond No 9 Fragrance is?

    There is H.O.T.Always, but you should be picking up patchouli with that one
  9. Re: Following your nose around the world - where would you go?

    Marrakesh market in the evening and at night --a heady concoction to inhale
  10. Re: Why is Aventus So Popular when the Scent is So Bad?

    You saw the sub-forum specifically for Aventus but as your subject matter was about Aventus, you thought it wouldn't be applicable. Isn't it that you would be preaching to the converted in the sub...
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    Re: I have never smelled anything by Montale

    Wow -- I must have been on holiday with this thread - it's fascinating
    Sorry you had to dig it all up again
    Cheers
  12. Poll: Re: What's better Tom Ford Black Orchid or CoStume National Scent Intense?

    For me, Black Orchid is a dusty, skanky, fruity mess for women.

    Scent Intense is a shimmering amber floral easily worn by a man.
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    Re: LIDGE but with added Agar .....

    I'm no expert but why would you want the oud in the 'heart' only -- not even sure if this is doable? It's a distinctive note that tends to dominate unless it's just a trace
  14. Re: Why is Aventus So Popular when the Scent is So Bad?

    This should be moved to the sub-forum

    I also 'smell a rat'
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    Re: I have never smelled anything by Montale

    Are they the same outfit? Mancera certainly undercut them pricewise
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    Re: Best Fragrance for Prom?

    Now that ain't gonna be hard

    Check out Opus 1870 by Penhaligons -- a cool chypre
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    Re: I have never smelled anything by Montale

    No kidding!

    I reckon they thought if I didn't buy one of the 25 or so I tried, they might as well scrap them :grin:
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    Re: Caron - What a Beautiful Thing it is

    Hmm-- not sure about the chain

    Reminds me of Bobby George
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    Re: I have never smelled anything by Montale

    F & M have the whole range [pretty much] unless they have been pulled now. I tried them all.

    Like you though, none of them bothered my wallet
  20. Thread: Wish me luck ...

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    Re: Wish me luck ...

    definitely -- I'd pay a lot more for it

    The original bottle was weird also -- It had lips
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    Re: Brick and Mortar Store Finds

    Oh yeah - they are stupid

    Basically, I reckon he's had a look on the net and is 'chancing his arm' with the prices to see who he can fool or hoodwink
  22. Thread: Xerjoff

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    Re: Xerjoff

    Holy Moly! Well, just avoid any bottles with 'Made in China' on the bottom :wink:
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    Re: Brick and Mortar Store Finds

    Mom and Pop type store?

    Yeah -- run by a chancer
  24. Thread: Wish me luck ...

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    Re: Wish me luck ...

    +1 A truly amazing fragrance but it's a love or hate one.
  25. Re: Im looking for YSL clones with better projection

    A much better idea -- I've taken three out though
  26. Re: What's the most you've ever spent on a single bottle?

    Three French hens and a Partridge in a Pear Tree [hard to find though]
  27. Thread: Xerjoff

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    Re: Xerjoff

    One thing with Xerjoff is that they have sort of mini ranges within the range with different shaped bottles, so it may put a faker off
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    Re: My signature scent criteria

    I am not convinced in the whole concept of a 'signature scent'

    But your criteria for a 'go to' fragrance seem very sensible
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    I think the only reason this discussion is still going is that it is by Dior. For me, it's still a piss-poor fragrance.
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    Re: Suggest a vetiver....

    Le Vetiver - Lubin

    The LT Piver is a great alternative -- very sexy [if you can find it]
  31. Re: About to pull the trigger finally TFPN. Do you think it is overpriced/alternatives?

    If you think it smells like 'heaven' -- I would think that is priceless
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    Re: Testing of new forums

    It looks cool, Grant

    So you have to copy and paste an image to your desktop first?

    What software was being used in the 'Huddler' days when you could copy and paste directly into a post?

    It's...
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    Re: A new Tauer: Lonesome Rider

    Yeehah !!!
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    Re: MiN New York, Scent Stories Vol. 2

    Only liked Long Board from their first tranche -- not a high success rate. A couple were unwearable imo
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    Re: New from YSL: L'Homme Ultime

    The notes look a bit tired

    And to think YSL produced M7
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    Re: What fragrance to wear to a caucus?

    Ha Ha

    If only the original bottle was still being made

    Actually, I may be in a coma -- this Donald Trump, is he for real?
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    Re: "Monsieur" by Frédéric Malle

    Here it is

    Lessenteurs.com

    Busted link, but picture and notes can be found here
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    Re: "Monsieur" by Frédéric Malle

    I've been waiting for this one

    You thought it was oud though?
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    Re: Anyone ever tried this before?

    The comment wasn't specifically aimed at you, Yarn

    It's just that I tested about 5 or 6 recent 'designer' fragrances in Boots recently and the differences were negligible.

    That new Cristiano...
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    Re: Need some clarification please

    Mindset
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    Re: Which Creed Acqua Originale?

    I didn't really care for any of them [enough to buy]. Don't like the bottles either.

    I'd try and get the 'vaulted' Vetiver 48 instead
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the Giants!

    I voted for 5

    Aventus and XXV are duking it out for outright winner though
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    Re: Anyone ever tried this before?

    I have about 40 'live' ones, i.e. in rotation at the moment and I'd probably get pretty confused with the ones of the same genre -- leathers, woodies, etc -- maybe half of them I would get right. The...
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    Re: Describe your last purchase in two words...

    Fucken expensive
  45. Re: Sampling is for ninnies. Real men (women) buy blind

    What a man!
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    Poll: Re: Sauvage VS Bleu de Chanel

    This 'beating around the bush' has go to stop :grin:
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    Poll: Re: Best niche/high end house- line generally?

    Or seemingly young pushy middle-eastern men who ordered over £2000 worth right in front of my eyes recently in Fortnum & Mason. Loud and brash -- the brand sort of suits them.

    I'll second ELdO too...
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    Re: Looking for "old man" fragrances....

    :lolk:

    I'd actually recommend James Bond 007 over that
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    Re: Where to buy fairly priced Vtgs?

    Don't wanna be boring, but I remember when it was about £40-£45 for 50ml [ the week after it was launched] and I reckon YSL would have had a job giving them away.
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    Re: Looking for "old man" fragrances....

    Lauder for Men

    A classic masculine for the refined gentleman [ what a tag line!}
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    Re: Make up an exotic name for a Niche fragrance

    Sounds more like a dildo
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    Re: Leather Oud Question

    Knize Ten is unique

    Get both if you can --
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    Re: So i took a year off!?

    I'd give Sauvage a wide berth then

    Vilhelm Parfumerie launched their range last year -- not bad at all imo
  54. Re: Creed Aventus again, is this the real thing ?

    There is, but Creed employees hate using it -- it's too limiting
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    Re: Warm floral scent?

    34 Boulevard Saint Germain by Diptyque
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    Re: Creed Bois du Portugal VS Creed Royal Oud

    Because it is 'Royal' and the 'tourists' love to see this on a bottle

    I wonder how many fragrances have 'real oud' in them? Can't imagine many Houses bothering when there are synths to cover it
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    A bit like bungee jumping but without the risk of death
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    That's the one -- the look of a 'GIT' :thumbsup:
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    Re: lomani victorie??

    Uh-Oh beware -- Marine Accord
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    Re: Reformulations done well on vintage gems?

    It's better



    +1

    M7 Oud Absolu and Yohji Homme are both pretty good -- The M7 is a bit 'smoother' and YH has less licorice now [seems to have bombed again though]
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Well, to accentuate this purchase you will now need to grow lots of chest hair and a halfway open shirt plus a suitably chunky medallion chain round your neck
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    Re: Thierry Mugler in the Warmth

    MC only for warm weather imo

    I would recommend UItra Zest but it is one of the worst 'citruses' I've ever smelled
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    Re: The Art Of Layering - Successful Stories

    I layered Opus Core [Vilhelm] with Zegna's Sicilian Mandarin the other day -- was amazing

    A meta super citrus
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    Re: Summer scent that isnt citrus

    Sel de Vetiver was made for heat -- it reacts so much better
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    Re: Niche fragrances with friends - Episode 3

    Thanks -- a little fragrance 'soiree'

    I seem to agree with a lot of your friends except the [almost] universal praise for Beloved Man - especially up against Dia Man. I personally found it a bit...
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    Re: Versace Eros - BAD performance!

    7 sprays - one hour? That is atrocious

    I tried one spray on the back of my hand soon after the release date and got 5 hours easily
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    Re: Not really new, just new

    Are you gonna start trolling?

    Your name is very close to 'maleficent'
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    Re: If you had to pick one Nasomatto...

    I'd rather pick my nose
  69. Re: Dolce and Gabbana The One Vs Vera Wang for men

    You gotta think how much is Vera Wang shifting these bottles for -- I mean TK Maxx need a profit

    It's all too random for me -- I might be lucky and find something I want, but a lot of it is the...
  70. Re: Suggest me a classic-style chypre that is easy to wear

    Chanel # 19 EDP is a famous one

    This link contains a thorough essay on the genre - probably the most informative I know [ from Perfume Shrine]
    ...
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    Re: Including images in posts?

    I thought Grant was going to make it easy for everyone

    With Huddler, I could just right click and copy from the net and post directly into the thread -- was simple

    Isn't it to do with what...
  72. Re: Less expensive alternative to Neroli Sauvage?

    This thread from 2011 should help you

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/275249-The-Best-Neroli-Fragrances
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    Re: Guerlain Angelique Noire. WOW!!!

    It's gorgeous, but it was another one I passed on to my partner after a few wears

    Too feminine for me ultimately
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    Re: Finding some scents my partner will like

    Sack her -- she's not for you
  75. Re: Dolce and Gabbana The One Vs Vera Wang for men

    The market is always right
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    Re: Super Scent: The best of Etat Libre d'Orange

    Je Suis un Homme should have been in the top 5 imo
  77. Re: Why are DEMETER fragrances rarely discussed seriously here?

    I think because 'serious' fragrances last more than 30 minutes. Buying them is a false economy

    I believe the 'oils' last longer, but that wouldn't be hard
  78. Re: Fragrance names - Are companies out of touch with the public's understanding of frag. naming?

    I think it just emphasizes the point that males who are into fragrances are treated as gullible idiots by these Designer Houses
  79. Re: 4160 Tuesdays to produce a “Sex Goddess” – a ‘love child of two intoxicating perfumes’

    Will definitely try this one

    The 'flyer' I saw recently states that the public [after booking a time-slot] can go to the 4160 Tuesdays 'lab' and make their own fragrances with Sarah McCartney...
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    Re: Knowing: A Chypre without Moss!

    Still smells like a mossy rose to me -- big and booming with it too
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    Re: My first stableyard fragrance is...

    Dzing smells like being in a 'circus tent'
  82. Re: The Top Ten Niche Fragrances Every Beginner Should Sample

    Nice links to similar fragrances -- I always find those useful as references

    It's also good to try the 'difficult' sperm, urine and blood riddled fragrances too -- a couple of brave choices.

    I...
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    Re: Looking for a new frag!

    +1 Everybody should at least sample this one -- it's not that far off the original mindblower
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    Poll: Re: Best Dior Privée fragrances?

    To be fair, I have gone off Feve, but your second point intrigues me.

    Would you call Dior Homme a true 'masculine'?
  85. Re: Harrods Boxing Day (week?) sale - Amazing Deals

    Harrods turns into Coffret City with thousands of people wandering aimlessly about -- a horrible experience

    I go locally for gift set knockdowns and they will rip the juice right out of the...
  86. Re: Looking for a fragrance similar to Armani Attitude Extreme

    I suppose Kokorico, but Attitude was much better.

    Maybe layering Zino with Burberry London would come close
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    Re: Roja Dove - Great Britian

    Not as much as your bank balance
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    Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    Sorry -- so lazy

    Lime, Basil and Mandarin - Jo Malone
  89. Re: 2016 Designer Releases You're Looking Forward To

    +1. I think it will be a sympathetic, refined creation at least -- and not gonna knock you flat on your back
  90. Re: Dior Leather Oud reformulation... still worth it?

    Are Dior and every other House digging in to their fragrances now? I swerved buying a new DHI because I was spooked by the reformulation rumour.

    It may all be nonsense hearsay of course?
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    Poll: Re: Knize ten vs. Guerlain Derby

    Is this supposedly a battle between two 'leathers'?

    I think only one qualifies on that front
  92. Re: 2016 Designer Releases You're Looking Forward To

    Take your pick from this lot

    Anna Sui Sui Dreams in Yellow (February)

    Annick Goutal Rose Pompon (February)

    Burberry Mr. Burberry (April)

    Burberry My Burberry Black (February)
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    Re: 24, female, perfumes for work?

    Stick with 'Bandit' --- maybe Sycomore as a back up
  94. Re: Is there discrimination against men and offensive fragrances?

    ^^^^^ It's all bluster on my part anyway -- I'd probably get sacked if I said that to another employee. If I could get away with it, I would though.
  95. Re: Is there discrimination against men and offensive fragrances?

    Juts tell the person who is cussing you that you find their face offensive but I am able to change my fragrance tomorrow.
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    Re: Perfumers At The Golden Globes

    Mel Gibson turned into Mad Max again afterwards didn't he? Furious that RG baited him about his anti-Semitic comments
  97. Re: Upon realizing how much you love a frag, would you go buy a 100ml if you just purchased the 50ml

    Personally -- I'd wait

    Familiarity breeds contempt I find -- well, that's a bit strong

    For instance, I have gone off Feve Delicieuse quite a bit but still have half a bottle left
  98. Re: Then & Now: Bandit, de Robert Piguet (comparison 1970s-2015)

    I still think it's wonderful and easily worn by a man
  99. Re: Is it just me or does Creed's Original Santal smell like it has cheap ingredients

    There is something horrible in Joop Homme that isn't in OS.

    I don't think OS is a great fragrance and I can't smell any sandalwood in it -- but it is a 'guilty pleasure' of mine -- especially in...
  100. Re: Does anybody a fragrance to honor a dead celebrity?

    I think Bowie and [for sure] Brian Eno were/are big fans of Creed's Orange Spice
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