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    Re: "Jack" perfume by Richard E. Grant

    Longevity and projection are both good. They might be better but I also received Black Afgano today which tends to predominate to say the least!
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    Re: "Jack" perfume by Richard E. Grant

    I bought this blind from the Jack Perfume website as I was intrigued by the notes and Richard E Grant's personal journey. He actually sounds like a real basenoter.

    There is a blast of citrus at...
  3. Thread: Kinski

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    Kinski

    Love it! Love it! Love it! Any offers considered,

    Thanks

    Joe
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    Re: By Man D and G

    Small world indeed!
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    By Man D and G

    eBay does come up trumps some times. I was just browsing the other day and saw a 50ml of By Man for a buy it now price of 32.50. I was a bit suspicious but believed the 50mls to be legit and so...
  6. Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Bel Ami
    Cacharel
    and in quieter moments the understated Kouros!
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    Re: Rive Gauche After Shave

    Thanks Renato

    I'll give that a go
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    YSL Rive Gauche After Shave

    I am missing this now that it appears to be discontinued.

    Please let me know if you are able to help me out with this.

    Thanks
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    Rive Gauche After Shave

    After Shaves can be very hit and miss. At worst they are pale shadows of the EDT and require the nose of a bloodhound to detect them a few hours after applying. At best,they become almost a second...
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    Re: Habit Rouge - interesting item on eBay

    I am bidding on it at the moment. The bottle looks like an interesting addition to any perfume collection plus if the fragrance inside is like the EDP I will be very happy!
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    Re: Habit Rouge - interesting item on eBay

    Question solved, very interesting article. Any comments appreciated:


    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Guerlain/Habit-Rouge-Armoiries-5574.html
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    Habit Rouge - interesting item on eBay

    I noticed this on ebay and wondered whether this was a limited edition or an earlier version of Habit Rouge? Could anyone shed any light on this?

    Thanks
    ...
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    Re: 50th Birthday presents- all winners!

    Thanks for your kind wishes everyone. Off out for a meal soon with Odin 07 on board!
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    Re: 50th Birthday presents- all winners!

    I love the EDT and wear it often. However, the EDP is smoother and richer. It appears to soften the top notes and accentuate the basenotes to a really pleasing degree.
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    50th Birthday presents- all winners!

    Having recently turned 50, I was taken to Nice by my lovely wife and was unleashed on the joys of the Cote D'Azur (see the France section for my review of a superb shop in Nice).

    I bought Odin 07...
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    Re: Nice, South of France.

    I have just returned from Nice and there is an independent shop called Tanagra on Rue Alphonse Karr. They stock the usual French and international names but also stock great niche items: Killian,...
  17. Re: Invasion barbare, jil sander man absolute,pure malt,SDV...EU only

    PM'd
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    Re: Not sold in the US

    That is the concentree version. The original pour Monsieur ( a completely different animal) is widely available in France.
  19. Re: Wooznib's 3 Original Perfumes Testing Discussion Thread

    I received the lovely gift today and have finally managed to test it as my wife has so far monopolised its use.

    The top notes are so fresh and capture both the sweetness and bitterness of orange...
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    Re: Is Aramis Havana all that good?

    I agree that the unobtainable fragrances acquire a mythical quality where magical notes are talked about in reverential tones. The fragrance world has blossomed over the last twenty years with all...
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    Re: Maria Candida Gentile Sample Draw!

    Please add me in. Thank you.
  22. Re: Wooznib's 3 Original Perfumes Testing Discussion Thread

    Thanks so much! I look forward to receiving this,

    Joe
  23. Re: Wooznib's 3 Original Perfumes Testing Discussion Thread

    I really enjoyed the process of sampling and feeding back. I found the all the perfumes to be unique and yet reminiscent of others...just the odd breath here and there. All in all a great...
  24. Re: Cartier Santos Eau de Sport - one of the finest fragrance for men, ever?

    It does well on both counts. I get about six hours on the skin and it is still evident on clothes the day after. Projection is also good but more subtle than the original Santos as befits a sports...
  25. Re: Cartier Santos Eau de Sport - one of the finest fragrance for men, ever?

    I managed to pick this one up recently off ebay for a ridiculously cheap 19 and I agree with jenson. This is a very complex fragrance which evolves into a mossy, floral and tobacco drydown which...
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    Re: Dior Homme Original

    Thanks guys! I am enjoying it more by the minute.
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    Dior Homme Original

    I have been thinking of buying this for some time but have been a bit put off by all the talk of reformulations. However, I was browsing eBay and thought I would put in a cheeky bid for 100mls. It...
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces of All Time (2011 Revision)

    Hermes Bel Ami
    Guerlain Derby
    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    Guerlain Mitsouko
    Dior Eau Sauvage
    Dior Fahrenheit
    Chanel Egoiste
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Caron pour un Homme
    Aramis
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    Givaudan mystery

    I recently bought Givaudan EDT pour homme on eBay (75mls) for 1. I have contacted Givaudan but have heard nothing. I have now had a chance to try it and I am pleasantly surprised. It is a typical...
  30. Re: Share your greatest bargain ever. A silly thread to show off.

    A 3/4 full bottle of Cuiron EDC amongst a job lot of other frags for a combined price of 3.40- that has been my most amazing bargain on eBay. Retail wise I managed to find an outlet store selling Le...
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    Re: Givaudan EDT Pour Homme

    Well I won this for 1 and it is between 50 and 75mls. I will report back when I receive it. It could be a gem or a dud but for a 1 it's worth the gamble!
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    Givaudan EDT Pour Homme

    There is a bottle of this for sale on eBay but I can find no trace of this on the internet or in Perfume Intelligence. Has anyone heard of this?
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    Re: Am I the only one amazed?

    It does seem a high price to pay. I was browsing through eBay the other day and noticed that there are very few bargains to be had. I remember picking up Cuiron for 30 and a Patou pour Homme...
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    Re: Your personal top 10 masculines

    In no order:

    Habit Rouge
    Chanel pour Monsieur
    Caron pour un Homme
    Egoiste
    Bel Ami
    Eau Sauvage
    Tabac EDC
    Versace L'Homme
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    Aramis Super EDC

    Has anyone heard of the above? It sounds intriguing....


    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220801236129&rvr_id=243591146943&clk_rvr_id=243591146943&mfe=sidebar
  36. Re: Wooznib's 3 Original Perfumes Testing Discussion Thread

    Hi to everyone here and thanks again for Wooznib's generosity.

    Here are my thoughts:

    Cathedral in Flames

    I love the fresh top notes on this which are unexpected considering the name. I...
  37. Re: Wooznib's 3 Original Perfumes Testing Discussion Thread

    I have received the samples today and will trial them very shortly. Thanks everyone!
  38. Re: Yardley citrus and woods and Terre d'Hermes

    The line is called Yardley Citrus and Woods. It should come up on Google. I'm not sure what you mean by name of the story.
  39. Yardley citrus and woods and Terre d'Hermes

    I was in an out of the way retail park yesterday and while I was waiting for my wife, I saw an island full of Yardley products. I thought I would take a look and see if there were any discontinued...
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    Re: What do you wear to bed?

    +1 definitely a soothing scent.
  41. Thread: FiFi awards

    by joelarner
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    FiFi awards

    Reading through the list of winners makes the world of perfume seem a very small place. I know that these are industry awards but the recipients of the main awards are predictable and dare I say it...
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    Re: Chaps by Ralph Lauren

    Thanks for the feedback!
  43. Re: 30 members, US & International, to test 3 perfumes by BN's own wooznib!

    I would love to participate if possible. It's not often you get a chance to be involved in something so exciting!
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    Re: What is the best masculine Rose?

    Azarro Acteur
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    Re: Which fragrance matches YOU?

    bel ami- citrus and leather
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 23 May 2011

    Bel Ami Vintage
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    Re: Breath Deep and say " Ah " !

    Habit Rouge
  48. Thread: Perfume Gods

    by joelarner
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    Re: Perfume Gods

    Egoiste
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    Re: Chaps by Ralph Lauren

    Thanks for the replies. The price is so cheap on eBay, it is probably worth a go!
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    Chaps by Ralph Lauren

    Does this belie its tacky look? I am intrigued by its notes which read like a classic from the 80s but its reviews seem split between great and ghastly. There seem to be a few appearing on eBay and...
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    Re: Similar scents to Fahrenheit

    I agree that it is one of the most instantly recognisable fragrances (just like Kouros) and is definitely one of a kind.
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    Re: Do You Like Oak Moss?

    I love oakmoss especially when it is expertly blended as in Derby and Chanel pour Monsieur
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, May 22, 2011

    Gucci Pour Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21 May 2011

    Egoiste
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    Re: UK source for samples

    Les Senteurs are good for niche. Diptyque will post samples. Depending on where you are in the North, there are some good department stores who carry a large range of designer and niche. Fenwicks...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th May 2011

    Vintage Versace l'Homme- that drydown mmmmmm........
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    Home Shopping

    There appears to be some selling of fragrances (admittedly not very good ones in fact extremely ghastly ones) on some of our home shopping channels. Does this also go on in the States? I just...
  58. Re: Eucris - Geo F. Trumper (1912) AND Francesco Smalto pour Homme (1987)

    The one thing I remember about Eucris is moss and lots of it. A creamy but dark scent.
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    Re: Egoiste Cologne Concentree

    Thanks for that. I might have to find a bottle as I love the sandalwood drydown.
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    Egoiste Cologne Concentree

    Is this just a more concentrated version of Egoiste or are there any differences between this and the original? I am assuming that if it is just a concentrated version the concentration is on the...
  61. Re: My love for Chanel Egoiste has grew more and more each day I wear it....

    In my opinion Egoiste is by far their best men's scent. Absolutely gorgeous and unique.
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    Re: Mint, Mint, Mint...

    Herba Fresca is a beautifully done mint fragrance which also manages to capture a hint of freshly mown grass. A great one to wear on a summer's day!
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    Re: Is the market oversaturated?

    Dr Rudi,

    It is difficult to sample all the new releases but I am a regular visitor to the many large department stores in my area (one of which carries the whole Tom Ford Range, Armani Prive and...
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    Re: The one that got away

    That's always the problem. When I am at work, my phone needs to be turned off and I am unable to use the computer for personal stuff and so the only time I find out is when it is too late.

    I am...
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    The one that got away

    We have all done it I'm sure.....looked at eBay, seen something, thought too good to be true, put in a bid and then forgot about it until you see that it actually went for a reasonable price, one...
  66. Poll: Re: The ultimate classic French niche house... Head to head

    PuH is a beautiful fragrance. However, Habit Rouge and Derby are sublime!
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    Re: Is the market oversaturated?

    Rompip,

    You are right to include Gucci PH, M7 and TdH- all very original and revolutionary for their time but of these three only TdH seems to be going strong. Gucci PH and M7 seem to be being...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, May 15th, 2011

    Hermes Bel Ami
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    Is the market oversaturated?

    I was in the fragrance department of Fenwicks yesterday and started to think about how much is out there at the moment. There seem to be flankers of flankers and every designer (however obscure)...
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    Faro Portugal

    Any basenoters able to give me a headsup with what's available in Faro?

    Thanks

    Joe
  71. Re: Name a Personal Gem that never gets mentioned here.

    + Piper Nigrum

    Also a brilliant patchouli fragrance - Patchouli Noir by Il Profumo. This is a mix of earthy patchouli with a faint floral background which lasts and lasts.
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    Re: Egoiste vs. Platinum

    I have always wondered why Chanel tried to link these two fragrances. They are so unlike each other and, by the way, Egoiste is the best by far!
  73. Thread: L'Egoiste

    by joelarner
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    Re: L'Egoiste

    Thanks for all the responses guys. This just gets better and better!
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    A strange epiphany....

    About a month ago I began to reassess my collection and decided to sell some items which I love but hardly wear anymore (Cuiron, Equipage) and then decided to keep the fragrances which I prize from...
  75. Thread: L'Egoiste

    by joelarner
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    Re: L'Egoiste

    I am sorry to say that it is only Egoiste. When I used to wear it in my youth it was L'Egoiste and was available in the UK. It still smells as i remember it in my youth.
  76. Re: I think I know why Chanel Egoiste is no longer available at department stores in the U.S.

    I found it yesterday in Fenwicks in Newcastle and bought a 100ml bottle for 59. I have no idea why they only stock it in Fenwicks and Selfridges and yet the inferior Platinum is everywhere!
  77. Thread: L'Egoiste

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    L'Egoiste

    It must have been the subliminal effect of the forum but I found myself wandering into the Chanel salon in Fenwicks in Newcastle yesterday. I sniffed my way through the exclusifs as usual (always...
  78. Re: Your Three Perfect Ten Out Of Ten Fragrances

    Habit Rouge - a scent which is perfect in every way
    Bel Ami - a scent which seems to envelop you like a warm glove
    Cuiron - in my opinion the best evocation of suede/ leather in a bottle
  79. Re: What are the top 10 men classic fragrances that a collector should have in his collection?

    In no particular order:

    Derby
    Habit Rouge
    Chanel pour Monsieur
    Eau Sauvage
    Bel Ami
    Equipage
    Acqua Di Parma
    Gucci Pour Homme
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    Re: Maculine labdanum fragrance

    Try Donna Karan's Essence Labdanum for a true rendering of labdanum. great for layering as well!
  81. Re: SOTD-Saturday-December-25-2010 -Christmas day

    I will be joining you today in this choice. It seems so apt for today- luxurious and lovely. Merry Christmas to all basenoters!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, December 21, 2010

    I'm joining Petruccijc today. haven't worn this for some time and had forgotten how well-blended it is!
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    Re: SOTD - Monday, December 20, 2010

    Versace The Dreamer. Of all my fragrances this is the one which receives the most compliments.
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    Re: SotD: Sunday, 19th December, 2010

    Another outing for Derby
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, December 18, 2010

    Tiffany for men- a cousin to Chanel pour Monsieur Concentree
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    Something like Cuiron

    I know all the Gucci Nobile fans now have an alternative but I was wondering whether there is anything like Cuiron. I love this scent but I am now running low and would love to try an alternative.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday December 16,2010

    Derby....what a scent!
  88. Thread: Newcastle

    by joelarner
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    Re: Newcastle

    Some more updates re Fenwicks. We Northerners are now getting the fragrance attention we deserve. Fenwicks now carry the whole Tom Ford Line (all the blends) as well as the Armani Prive scents as...
  89. Thread: Newcastle

    by joelarner
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    Re: Newcastle

    And a rather exciting update.... Fenwicks now have Chanels Exclusifs range, they also have a Kiehls section and there is also a SpaceNK not far from Fenwicks. Enjoy your shopping trip!
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    Re: Patchouli Noir by Il Profumo

    It maintains a patchouli earthiness but this mingles with a softer vanilla/ floral note (unlike the sweet chocolate of other patchoulis) which seems to both temper and complement the original...
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    Re: Patchouli Noir by Il Profumo

    In my view, this knocks spots of most of the patchouli frags out there. It's drydown is sublime. I bought a bottle of this 2 years ago and I still have about 80% remaining - a little goes a long...
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    Re: Which Guerlain frags should I try?

    Derby if you can get it is a must. There are normally decants for sale.

    I would also try Habit Rouge both in EDT and EDP- very much old school but rich and uplifting.

    One more and slightly...
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    Re: Fragrances in a Place of Worship

    CDG 2 Man seems strangely appropriate
  94. Re: START STOCKPILING: I don't want to alarm anyone but...

    It's here:

    http://www.cheapsmells.com/viewProduct.php?id=4647&utm_source=Froogle&utm_medium=FREE&utm_campaign=Gucci%20%20Envy%20for%20Men%20%20100ml%20Eau%20de%20Toilette%20Spray

    and here:
    ...
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    Poll: Re: Dior Eau Savage vs Mugler Cologne

    Mugler Cologne is a delight in its own way and uses its synthetic nature to its advantage in order to come across as a futuristic update of the traditional eau de cologne. Eau Sauvage on the other...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday August 24, 2010

    The timeless Eau Sauvage
  97. Re: Do we sometimes miss the forest for the trees?

    I agree with Aromi. It does come down to a like or dislike of a scent. However, there are certain scents where a few of the topnotes are so captivating that it is worth having the scent for that...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    I tried this yesterday and like so many was underwhelmed. I think my expectations were set quite high and, having read the notes, I was expecting a different smell to the one I got. It did not...
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    Re: SOTD, Sunday August 22, 2010

    Dreamer today
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    Re: Throw Away Your Bottles.

    Derby without hesitation
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