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    Re: Ramon Monegal

    I agree :P

    Yeah the Agar Musk was pretty strong and had similarities to Montale Musk Aoud.
    Dry Wood was not bad either, but I think Mon Patchouly really stood out to me - I ought to have tried...
  2. Re: French fotballer Djibril Cisse launches fragrance

    £58??? This guy needs to concentrate on QPR at the moment.
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    Re: Differences in Tobacco Vanilles

    I just bought a new FB and I smell the difference too. My first bottle was far more sweet and vanillery whereas my new one is leaning more on the spicier tobacco side. Not that I am complaining, but...
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    Re: Abercrombie and fitch clothing

    you mean douchebag apparel?
  5. Re: Scent Somewhat Like Creed Royal Oud, But Cheaper?

    I sometimes get a DSquared Potion vibe.
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    Re: Les Senteurs

    Les Senteurs is awesome, I have only ever had great experiences there. They know their stuff, they're passionate about what they do and genuinely want to help you.
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    Re: whats the best creed scent for fall/winter

    Spice and Wood can also be considered
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    Poll: Re: Favourite polo shirt brand?

    John Smedley, hands down.
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    Re: Less sweet LeMale?

    This for sure
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    Re: I'm addicted to designer.

    hahaha
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    Re: Best scent for sex?

    Yes, candles are the best.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    My IWC Aquatimer
    http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz12/asimrai/L1010788.jpg

    IWC Spitfire Pilot XVI
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    My WW2 Omega Pilots watch...
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    Re: Anyone want to help me spend my money?

    Mancera Cedrat Boise 60ml
    Chergui
    L'Air du Desert Marocain.

    That's around £200 I believe, give or take a bit.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Hey man, the other day I wore Pure Shot to the Airport. Two Jumbo Jets and an old Airbus of some sort came over and spoke to me about how uplifting I was smelling. I am telling you, this juice is...
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    Re: Name an unnecessarily OVERRATED frag you know or own!!!

    Puredistance M
    All By Kilian
    DHI
    Black Aoud
    Musc Ravageur
    Millesime Imperiale
    All Le Labo
    All Bond No 9
  16. Poll: Re: DSQUARED2 Potion, He Wood Rocky Mountain, or Lalique Pour Homme Equus Lalique

    I am tempted to get the Potion Pure Oil version

    http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz12/asimrai/I_161568266_50_20111117.jpg
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    Re: New Fragrance: Joop! Homme Wild

    Tried this today.

    Actually the longevity is fairly good (around 7 hours), and there is a Joop-esque projection. Probably not as nuclear as the standard Joop Homme, but nevertheless potent enough....
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir

    Tried it today at Selfridges London .. it's ok but nothing special at all. I was left underwhelmed. If somebody buys it for me I'll be happy of course, but there is no way I am buying this myself.
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    Re: Best oud for summer??

    Creed's Royal Oud, honestly.
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    Re: Creed Jardin d’Amalfi - It's Gorgeous!

    Yes, I love that one. Perfectly unisex.
    Close second is Spice and Wood.
  21. Thread: Jo Malone

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    Re: Jo Malone

    Nice smelling stuff, but for the price, it just needs to perform for much longer.
  22. Re: A conversation with two SAs in a department store

    At least she wasn't a stuck up bitch. You can get those as well from time to time.
    For example in Liberty London, there are two guys who are total a&&wipes, you can hear them constantly bitching...
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Creed Royal Oud

    +1 .. No similarities.
  24. Re: Surprise Bond No 9 samples in the mail today...

    Well thanks for letting us now. But please update us with your initial responses when you get a chance. I am personally looking forward to trying Manhattan.
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    Poll: Re: The Most CAPTIVATING "BYREDO" IS?

    smells very very similar to Bond's Andy Warhol - largely owing to the plum note
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    Re: Should I put my colognes in the fridge?

    No, unless you live in a place where you can't keep your fragrances away from the sun and the melting heat.
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    Re: By Kilian: Pure Oud vs. Extreme Oud

    +1
    I also think EO smells better.
  28. Poll: Re: Your Choice of 1 Scent from Tom Ford Private Blend

    TL with NdN following very close behind
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    Re: Diptyque Volutes - new fragrance

    I tried it today at Selfridges

    I like it. Slightly incensy, powdery (owing to the iris) and of course tobacco. There is an EDT and EDP version. Should be a winner for sure.
  30. Re: Creed Original Vetiver vs. Chanel Sycomore

    +11
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    Re: My recent discovery!

    are you sure??
  32. Re: Ombré de Hyacinth....what the hell Tom Ford?

    To me, it smells a little old-school high-end cologne. Not bad, but when you look at the price you wonder.

    I am still underwhelmed in all honesty by all the new Jardin Noir line, perhaps Cafe Rose...
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    Re: One Man Show Gold Edition????

    I think they are different enough.
  34. Re: Desperatly looking for comments on Arabian Oud *Eau de Parfums* !!

    Yep the AO store opposite Selfridges is certainly nop-notch. I agree with an earlier comment that the oil based fragrances and far better than the spray ones. With the spray fragrances I always end...
  35. Re: difference between men's and women's fragrance?

    +1. It is the way florals are used imo.
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    Re: Niche suggestion?

    Creed has a few crowd pleasers I.e. Aventus and Millesime. Forget GIT if you don't want Cool Water smell-alikes.
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    Poll: Re: encre noir vs chanel sycomore

    No doubt both are great fragrances but Sycomore will always win this drag race.
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    Re: One or two sprays, amazing longevity.

    Just because it's new in my collection... Amouage Interlude
  39. Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille (1st niche try ever)

    Indeed, stunning. You could, if the chance becomes available, layer this with Tuscan Leather. Adds an extra punch of masculinity.
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    Re: Mona di Orio

    Another fan on Vetyver. She was truly great and the fragrance world misses her.
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    Re: Mont Blanc Individuel - WOW!!!!!!!!!

    As Lloyd mentioned, it smells like Silver Mountain Water
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    Re: Mont Blanc Individuel - WOW!!!!!!!!!

    Now get Al-Rehab's Silver and you get two Creed 100% smell-alikes for the price of two peanuts.
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    Re: Whats up with Mancera?

    They have fantastic fragrances. From awesome heavier Oud dominated fragrances to "Roses Vanille" which smells pretty much like Noir de Noir from TF. They also have Sand Aoud which opens up with a...
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    Re: Amouage Interlude

    Despite having similarities to Memoir and Epic etc, this is still very unique for what it is. I see the issue that a few may have especially if they do own the above mentioned Amouages, but for...
  45. Re: What does it mean when a frag smells "purple"

    Personally it would be smoky incensy :/
    I see how berries could be interpreted.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Personally it would be smoky incensy :/
    I see how berries could be interpreted.
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    Re: What is your starting lineup?

    1. Signature Scent : Mancera Cedrat Boise
    2. Work Scent : Kiton Men / TF Tuscan Leather
    3. Night Out Scent : Byredo Accord Oud / Aventus
    4. Close Quarter "Combat" Scent Royal Oud / Mancera The...
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    Re: Your latest "I eat my words" scent...

    Creed Royal Oud.

    When I smelt a lack of oud and saw the price, I flipped and dismissed it. I then threw a sample into my suitcase when going to Ethiopia in May and wore it just for the heck of it...
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    Re: Amouage Fragrances

    Gold and Reflection aren't special enough to me. Jubi is great. However, Interlude is becoming one of my favourites in my collection. It may even become the de facto poster child for Amouage come...
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    Re: Question regarding perfumers

    Of course not. Mona di Orio R.I.P.
  50. Re: Advice on my next purchase. Niche or maybe several designer.

    You hedge the risk of totally disliking a Full Niche Bottle bought at retail by purchasing samples of the niche houses you feel like testing out first.
  51. Re: Histoires de Parfums Petroleum vs. Ambrarem

    I can't wait to try these two! The notes are so interesting.
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    Re: Aventus bath products released

    Creed is already over-priced but this just takes the cake. I love Aventus and still pay the amount asked but these bath products are stupid. They should price them cheaper to boost revenue. It's not...
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    Re: al rehab silver

    Couldn't have put it better than this. Great fragrance for the price.
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    Re: Sunglasses?

    Can't remember the year that Aviators grew out of fashion. Aviators remain de facto summer accessories.

    This bought this Persol 2939
    http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz12/asimrai/Untitled-4.png
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    Re: Creed Aventus - All Hype?

    Smelling like "glorified Grape Fruit" is an opinion. Balance that with the demand for Aventus and the happiness people have gotten from it. What one person does not understand, somebody else will....
  56. Re: Fragrances with the strongest Performance and tremendous Projection/Longevity

    I think many Montales will be put into this category I.e. Black Aoud.
    Byredo Pulp is pretty beastly and so are some Mancera fragrances, Sand Aoud and The Aoud being two of them specifically. Bogart...
  57. Re: (Female) I'd like to branch out into male fragrances.

    Welcome to Basenotes and there are a lot of men's fragrances a lady can enjoy.

    I am totally seconding some of the above suggestions

    Dior Homme (+Intense).
    Midnight in Paris
    YSL La Nuit de...
  58. Re: What if Aventus was created by a designer house?

    +1
    Totally agree
  59. Re: For those who are interested in Miller Harris..

    Fantastic. Thanks a lot!!
  60. Re: 1 Million and 1 Million Absolutely Gold: Mini Review and Comparison.

    Good review, thanks !
  61. Re: Article: Summer and Sport Flankers Round Up

    Nice overview of this year's Summer flankers and sport editions.
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    Re: la nuit de l'homme v Spicebomb

    Both are good but La Nuit is the more sophisticated and better made of the two.

    Putting on Spicebomb gives you the illusion that you are outsmarting the guys in the club wearing One Million. La...
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    Re: Who else wears TF Tobacco Vanille?

    Ah yes of course, because every time you were to wear it, everyone is going to point at you and laugh and say "oh hahaha this guy is trying to be Nas".

    Look back at your comment and the situation...
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    Who else wears TF Tobacco Vanille?

    Nas, yes Nas the rapper

    http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/entertainment/articles/2012-07/19/nas-2012-album-life-is-good
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    Re: Perfume Calligraphy by Aramis

    It's very nice but far from new. Oud and Rose - a new combination? No!

    I guess if you want to spend a little more on a bottle containing oud and rose juice then you might as well go for this as...
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    Re: Bogart Fragrances.. How Do They Do It?

    I agree, they are projection bombs and longevity gods. Everybody should at least have one in their collection.
  67. Re: New Fragrance: Bond No. 9 - Harrods Oud Patchouli

    it smells alright. i have had my nose, like many of you too, on better oud versions out there. you get the patchouli, a nice oud and i smell coconut as well.

    i need to give this another full day...
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    Re: Byredo line anyone using it?

    They don't smell synthetic to me at all. Quality juice is what they offer and tbh, they are priced cheaper than other some niche houses and given the longevity and projection on many of them ......
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    Re: A visit to Les Senteurs, London

    I love the Marble Arch branch, Nick is awesome.

    Very helpful in there and Nick will sort you out with samples for sure.

    It is literally the best niche perfume shop in London, hands down.
  70. Re: The " best " niche house in your opinion...mention just one (1 )......"the very best "

    Personally, Byredo. People give this house a lot of stick but they have a good balance of fragrances that last well and project well on my skin.
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    Re: Your Top 10 To-Buy List

    1) Byredo - Baudelaire
    2) Byredo - Accord Oud
    3) Byredo - Oud Immortel
    4) Creed - Aventus
    5) D'Orsay - Le Dandy
    6) Le Labo - Bergamote 22
    7) Mona's Les Nombres - Vetyver
    8) TF - Noir de Noir...
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    Re: Creed's Royal Oud

    I really like it.

    Also try blending Aventus with it.
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    Re: Looking for Violet leaf frags

    Kiton perhaps as well as a cheaper alt?
  74. Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Parma - Colonia Intensa Oud Eau de Cologne Concentrée

    Just remember, the Piccadilly Line takes you there :P
  75. Re: Gym/Sports/Workout fragrances - weird or not?

    I apply samples (one spray or a few dabs) on my wrists on my way to the gym to test them out. Not enough to kill anybody, but enough for me to sort of get a feel for them.

    They usually disappear...
  76. Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Parma - Colonia Intensa Oud Eau de Cologne Concentrée

    The oud is certainly there to be picked up but it isn't the strongest.
    The price is £130 GBP

    Again, I would buy it had it not been for the steep price.
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    Re: Bond no 9 I love NY for fathers

    A nice cologne with a flowery musky base on me. Wouldn't ever spend this much on something so basic.
  78. Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Parma - Colonia Intensa Oud Eau de Cologne Concentrée

    Alright Ladies and Gents. Take your Colonia Intensa and add a subtle sweet cinnamon with Oud. This is what you get. It is quite nice, not ground-breaking but a good attempt by the house. Cinnamon is...
  79. Re: Can you give some news about the montale´s affair..spinned-off ?????

    Their website states that the new shop will open at the end of June. Well it's 1st of July now so I guess they should be making a statement v shortly.
  80. Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Parma - Colonia Intensa Oud Eau de Cologne Concentrée

    AdP is a business who study their markets. They located a market in which Oud is a dominant note. They thus fused what they do best with the one ingredient that will allow them to attract more...
  81. Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Parma - Colonia Intensa Oud Eau de Cologne Concentrée

    £130? Better be good. I'll try and pop down to Harrods tomorrow and see whether it's public yet.
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    Re: Mugler Store UK

    lol Pure Havane is even cheaper than the Taste of Fragrance. Thanks for the heads up :)
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    Re: 5 Scents for Summer 2012

    Mona di Orio Vetyver
    TF Neroli Portofino
    Creed Aventus
    Lapidus Pour Lui
    Byredo Baudelaire
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    Re: Pure Malt or Pure Haven?

    You should get both.

    It's a 50/50 thing.
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    Re: Chanel Egosite (discontinued) ???

    "Egosite" is most probably discontinued. However, Chanel Egoiste lives on only in Chanel boutiques and select retailers.

    It's a company distribution policy, that's all.
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    Re: Dandies and Peacocks, strut your stuff!

    For me, Noir de Noir.
  87. Re: Top 3 mistaken: female labeled scent, but the juice is for males.

    Also, Costume National Scent Intense
  88. Re: Jardin d'Amalfi (Creed finally won me over... almost) appreciation thread(?)

    JdA is my favourite Creed, but I just cannot afford it as is. Perhaps a decant may help yet my wish is for Creed to sell them as part of the standard range (Aventus, MI etc). They could potentially...
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    Re: Longevity of Frapin scents

    Poor longevity and very average projection. Great scent, yes, but overshadowed by the before mentioned problems.
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    Re: Your Top 5 As Of Right Now

    Aventus
    Oud Immortel
    Baudelaire
    Mona di Orio Les Nombres Vetyver
    TL Pour Lui
  91. Re: Anyone else smell similarities between Creed jardin d'amalfi and Bond EDNY?

    Not to my nose.
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    Re: Byredo line anyone using it?

    Yep, they are awesome.

    I have Oud Immortel which is one of my favourite scents. It is a sweet lemon liquor scent mixed with darker woods and oud.

    I am also a fan of Baudelaire which is like...
  93. Re: Bond No.9 Coney Island vs Bond No.9 Hamptons

    Without a doubt, Coney Island.
  94. Re: Looking to Move Up in the World of Fragrance!

    I think Vetiver can be worn in all seasons easily. No worries about that.
  95. Re: If you could only own 1 Bottle from BOND No.9 Which one would it be?

    Harrods for Him
  96. Re: What is your favorite fragrance of all time?

    I have so many but this one just sits so well on me

    Creed Aventus
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    Re: Hiro Yorozuka

    He is honest and gives HIS opinion on fragrances. He is not snobbish when it comes to niche or designer or whatever. He wears what he likes and makes fun/entertaining video reviews. I also wish he...
  98. Re: I must tell you about a fragrance that you don't know yet - Parfümerie Brückner - Aoud 1

    Fortnum and Mason has a private dedicated fragrance made for them by Micallef. It is named after a number I cannot remember right now but it's something like 1230 or something like that. It has...
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    Poll: Re: Mont Blanc Indivduel vs. Original Santal

    I prefer OS. Indi is nice but still not as great as OS. Longevity on OS is also much better.
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    Poll: Re: Frapin 1270 vs Pure Malt

    Opinions are opinions.
    I personally think both are very overrated. If you prefer 1270, I am happy for you.

    And yes, psychologically a 'niche' makes people associate a fragrance more in line...
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