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    Re: UK based bargain alert thread?

    Exactly. Itís why we move all relevant posts to the Discounts and Coupons boards no matter how often members tend to post such threads all over the forum.

    Out of curiosity, do members even know...
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    [UK] Re: Rumís Huge Clear-out

    Bump
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Perhaps it's my imagination (most likely)... a whiff of Royal Oud recently.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Thought I caught a whiff of Portrait of a Lady this morning.

    But there was definitely someone wearing an overdose of Sauvage in the office.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Totally unexpected compliment for Caron 3rd Man.

    I was so taken back that I thought the ďwhat are you wearing?Ē line was code for ďyouíve got ketchup all over your topĒ or something like that!!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    3rd Man isnít half bad in current form, especially in the dry down. But then again Iíve never tried the vintage...
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford 'Ombrť Leather' 2018

    You make some valid points. I thought it was wonderful when I first gave it a go. The floral note (supposedly jasmine but not entirely clear) blended well with the leather aspect.

    But it was too...
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    Re: Floris London Opinions

    I owned this one as well at a time, but had to move it on. That highly synthetic opening was too much for me to have to go through in order to enjoy the dry down.
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    Re: Floris London Opinions

    I have also liked the brand in the past - original Elite is one I owned and I also tried JF and No 89 in their original forms. I didn’t own those though.



    On the topic of the Bond novels, I...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Seems like itís as popular as Sauvage in some areas. Donít know why as I thought the marketing campaign was far more muted than Diorís
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Whiffs of Ombrť Leather and Sauvage this week
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    Re: New glitches when posting/editing

    Hmmm I wonder if it could be that you've toggled the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) mode? That's the very first button starting from the left on the reply box.

    If you can't see that, can...
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    Moderator Message

    Good idea - I'll lock this thread so that the results aren't affected. Happy to move any posts from here to the new thread if you let me know.
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    Re: Heavy animalic reccomendations?

    Hermes' Eau de Hermes is one not to be missed.

    Likewise YSL Kouros (the older the bottle, the more animalic the scent) and MFK's APLS if you are up for a real stinker.
  15. Re: Advice for a 'Colder' Weather Fragrance: all suggestions welcome! (Wood, Tobacco, Incense, Spice

    Hermes Bel Ami (not the 'Vetiver' flanker) has already been suggested and I second that. In fact I love this one too much.

    Also try and get hold of New York Intense by Nicolai. It's a great scent...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Welcome to the group and well done on a great first post.
    You make an interesting point. I bought a bottle as well but ended up moving it on not long after. It's an OK scent but just not worth that...
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    Re: Is Boucheron pour homme (1991) blind buy worthy?

    I love Boucheron but only in the EdT. I did have the EdP and found that I prefer the balance of notes in the EdT. I can appreciate though why the EdP gets so much love. I'll be wearing my EdT a lot...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Vintage Bel Ami today
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    Re: Odd Prada Online store return policy

    Did you state that you are returning the product because you suspect it's faulty and not under their "changed my mind" guarantee? Obviously the rules/laws are different in each country but I would...
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    Poll: Re: Lying about fragrance when shipping

    I agree the whole policy is a bunch of fairy tales. I have legitimately bought and had scents shipped in to the UK from beyond and the couriers/postal services had no issues whatsoever. However, it's...
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    Poll: Re: Lying about fragrance when shipping

    Based in the UK here and I have shipped fragrances out multiple times in recent years (2019 most recently), though without using Royal Mail (i.e. regular post). The other couriers state they don't...
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    Re: Most ambroxan-y fragrance?

    I would say Dior Sauvage (edt) has more than Molecule 02. I can wear the latter but the former is just too much to handle on me.

    Of course there is more ambrox in Sauvage than an.... ambrox...
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    Re: Save Money and Buy Big ?

    I have a few in super size, mainly those I know I will use up/decant for friends & family, etc or where the large size was cheaper than other sizes or where the scent is being discontinued:

    - AdP...
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    Re: Rose Prick - I'm not makin' this up !!! LOL

    Tom Ford needs to be prescribed antibiotics and I mean NOW!

    OMG - too many jokes in my head! The guy has totally lost it.
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    This could well be good news. Going back to try BdJ as soon as I can. Hoping my preferred retailer will be stocking it.
  26. Re: If you could only wear (3 fragrances of) 1 house for the next year...

    MFK in recent years has become one of my favourites, so long as Oud is not included. For me:

    Amyris Homme EdT or Extrait
    APOM PH
    Lumiere Noir

    BR540 may also be a good one for some but itís...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Several individuals wearing Terre dí Hermes on the same day
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Fragrances

    Thanks for this post. Long posts are actually good as they help both current members and new ones.

    It took me ages to click with Sandalo. I must have sampled it about fifteen times before I bought...
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    Re: House of Cartier (L'Envol, Pasha, Santos, etc.)

    I quite agree. Their feminine offering, Baiser Vole, is a superb floral with hints of carnation and cloves. A man could also pull this off but shows the brand has a lot of innovation at hand...
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    Re: An in-roads to oud?

    I am not meaning to offend anyone that gave you the above suggestions, but I personally think that the Amouages suggested to you are probably not a good place to start to experience oud. Interlude...
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    Re: I have not posted in 5 years, what did I miss ?

    Welcome back!

    The only major thing you've missed is that people are now spraying nuclear waste/by-products on themselves, which Dior has recently started bottling and selling to the public. It's...
  32. Re: Uh oh.. Massive fragrance changes in 2021/2022. (opoponax, jasmine, ylang ylang)..

    You're not alone in this, oudaddict. I started to sneeze *a lot* from Bracken Man and realised something in it was bothering me. Gave my sample away (luckily didn't grab a full bottle) and I'm fine....
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    Re: New Pasha Perfume any try it yet?

    In which UK store can I sample it?
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    Re: House of Cartier (L'Envol, Pasha, Santos, etc.)

    A solid performing house for me too. And I prefer the older scents too.
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    Re: typical, "textbook" frankincense you recommend?

    For me the most frankincense-centred fragrance that I find both enjoyable and wearable is Amouage Epic Man by a mile. I've tried many and sold more or less all of them. This is the only one I keep...
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Fragrances

    Good to read this.

    Which were the other samples that you went for? And where did you order from if I may ask... because that was quite fast!
  37. Re: How to identify fake creed silver mountain water

    It's OK, the mods have moved the thread to the correct forum.
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    Re: perfume containing real mysore sandalwood ?

    I would take that with a pinch of salt. There's always a fine line between what is actually in it and your typical marketing strategy.
  39. Thread: Fragrance X

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    Re: Fragrance X

    Yup - I noticed that too. They also add that card to your account without telling you. You can delete it though by going back to your account and finding the link to cards on the left hand menu.
    ...
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    Re: perfume containing real mysore sandalwood ?

    Find this hard to believe. If they did their perfumes would be super expensive.
  41. Thread: BLEU DE CHANEL edp

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    Re: BLEU DE CHANEL edp

    Taken care of that.
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    Re: Amyris Homme compliments?

    I bought Amyris Homme EdT very recently. I've evaluated it alongside the Extrait, but now I'm tempted to get the Extrait as well. This on top of my recent love affair with MFK's men's EdTs (APOM,...
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Fragrances

    This page lists some of the samples https://www.neos1911.com/en/villoresi/
    Looks like they are all €5 each and are official samples. If you are looking to get a few, PM me.
  44. Re: Are there any perfume notes or materials you've changed your mind on this year?

    I like to think of it as the smell of a public toilet on a disused station on the London Underground. Somehow I can't break the association with this one!
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    Re: Best aftershave for under $10 on Amazon?

    This. Balm is the way to go - balm is for moisturising/protecting the skin, whereas an EdT/cologne/EdP is going to smell best and last throughout the day.



    Yup, if cheap is the only criteria...
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    Re: Diptyque Eau Duelle edt vs. edp, TF Metallique

    I'll get the easy bit over with first: forget the TF. It's rubbish even as a dressing room/wardrobe accessory. The bottle isn't even made of metal!

    As for the Diptyques, both are very respectable...
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Fragrances

    I agree with incense+heliotrope, try the German site he suggest for samples. They do take ages to ship samples but are fairly quick when it comes to full bottles.

    I would also suggest trying an...
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    Re: In 2019, I expect to finish...

    I should be finishing off a bottle of Chanel Pour Monsieur EdT soon, but I doubt it will be before this side of 2019...
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    Re: J'Adore starring Mr. Bean

    Yup, my thoughts exactly!

    It made me laugh, but there's something inside me thinking "uh oh".
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    Poll: Reflection Man vs Myths Man | Amouage

    Honestly if I had to choose, Iíd go with Reflection as itís easier to wear everyday than Myths.
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Fragrances

    Notino might be an option - I know they had the range in stock a while ago. Not sure if it's still the case...

    Of course if you want bricks and mortar stores, there's Liberty London and Fortnum &...
  52. Re: Still making Basenotes Awesomer / more info / cake sale / new BN Plus

    Literally the best news of 2019 so far :)
    Many thanks for what you do, Grant!!
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    Interesting article on frankincense

    From National Geographic

    https://relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/animals/2019/12/frankincense-trees-declining-overtapping
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    Re: Scent Samples in the UK

    They gave you a purple pouch? Not sure why but Iíve sometimes got them in a really nice ďroyalĒ shade of blue and they are really useful when sending samples to prevent spillages and so on.

    Right...
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    The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    I should add that the top part of the atomiser on the vintage Poloís that I had (the part that can usually be pulled off) has also been a bit wonky. I havenít seen one older bottle where this part...
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Based on experience, this is totally normal especially for older bottles. The atomisers on vintage RL bottle was notorious - about as bad as older Creed bottles where they'd spray out a fountain but...
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    Re: Yet another mystery green Irish tweed.. fake?

    If I didn't know better, I'd say this is a slightly older grey-market bottle (hence the Arabic lettering on the card inside).

    I'm sure some of the other experts will be along shortly to either...
  58. Re: 13% OFF One Day Only Friday The 13th Sale at First In Fragrance!

    Thanks for this hednic!
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    Re: best spicy mens fragrance?

    I would say these are:



    Don't think Kouros is spicy as such; mostly musky and soapy.
  60. Re: Sandalwood & Incense: a match made in perfume heaven. What are some of the best examples?

    Maybe one that has not been mentioned here is Breath of God by Lush. There is no sandalwood in this but the smokey-incensy vibe is all there as is some sort of woody undertone. It might not be...
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    Re: Yep another wedding one - but shortlisted :)

    Another on for Rive Gauche. Love this stuff
  62. Re: Sandalwood & Incense: a match made in perfume heaven. What are some of the best examples?

    Isn't the April Aromatics discontinued?
    Plus I thought it was more cedar & sandalwood, rather than having any incense.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    ...so much for reducing plastic waste! Another first for Creed...
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    Re: New Niche Store - Pulse of Perfumery

    Thanks for posting this. It's good to know there's a new comer on the UK horizon. We need a bit more competition here to be honest and not just for the more well known (niche) brands...
  65. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Thank you, Adonna.... I'm bagging that Guerlain Vetiver of yours!
  66. Re: Sandalwood & Incense: a match made in perfume heaven. What are some of the best examples?

    Awesome! Which one did you get? Blue bottle or the 'vintage collection' version?





    Yep, anything in the red bottles are going to be superb - real gems IMHO and especially the 90ml size red...
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    Re: Compare a fragrance to another cultural product

    Some really interesting responses in this thread.



    Would tend to agree with you on the Montales - the excessive drum-beating projection and long lasting nature of their range does seem to match...
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    Re: Pour Monsieur EDT Discontinued

    I find this is one of very few that I can over-spray and still get a lot of olfactory pleasure out of.

    I also think Caron's 3rd Man isn't far off from it. Instead of cardamom, it has a very...
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    Re: Millenials are changing the perfume business

    Unfortunately, this is so true - and with more industries than just perfume/beauty... sign of our times I guess.
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    Re: Millenials are changing the perfume business

    Interesting article and thanks for posting that.

    But I disagree with their groupings of some genres of scents - e.g. chypre is feminine? And that comprises oakmoss and fruity notes apparently...
  71. Re: Sandalwood & Incense: a match made in perfume heaven. What are some of the best examples?

    :mad:
    Sometimes I wonder why I sold that 2nd edition bottle... still, jealous but happy for you :cheesy:
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    Re: Best chanel for men

    As the best one from the traditional line (pre 2010), I would have to agree.



    From the more modern line, I agree with this too. Very good fresh-woody scent, even if it's completely synthetic.
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Yikes, that's some major open-heart surgery, mesaboogie! Did it make it OK?
  74. Re: Sandalwood & Incense: a match made in perfume heaven. What are some of the best examples?

    I agree - Tam Dao is a nice mix of all sorts of synthetic woods, very much in line with CdG Wonderwood.



    The SN is top class in a bottle - but the way to go with this is a much older bottle...
  75. Re: Jovoy, The Best Niche Fragrance Store In Paris Now Ships To USA With DHL Express In 2 Days!

    Suddenly I feel like I want to buy from the eu site, even though they have a store on our shores.
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    Re: New - Czech & Speake No 88 EdP

    Would have to agree with this. The current version of the regular EdT is very strong and I struggled with 1-2 sprays of it when I owned it.

    Still haven't tried the EdP mind you...
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    Re: My dirt cheap favorite tobacco scents

    It's posts like this from Darvant that I fear the most...! Now I'm tempted for JV Vintage (which I owned since it came out) and Egoiste which I've had on/off since I joined the site.
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    Re: My dirt cheap favorite tobacco scents

    Can't see Quorum mentioned in the list :laugh:
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    More Ombrť Leather today
  80. Re: Caron 3rd man has arrived, wow , very smooth and classy

    A 2019 discovery for me too. Wearing it today. Perfect for this cold weather.
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    Re: Amouage - Journey Man, review

    I take what you're saying, Joe, although I think this is an apples and oranges comparison.
    An orchestra where individual notes or instruments can be heard above the rest is actually a sign of a bad...
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    Re: In 2019, I expect to finish...

    Finished a 100ml bottle of vintage Safari for Men a few weeks ago. Onto my back-up bottle now.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    A whiff of Caron PuH today. It is rare but people do wear this stuff. Just nowhere near as much as that one beginning with S these days...
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    Re: what's the best UK online fragrance store?

    Just another hint/tip to UK consumers buying from FragX - make sure you create an account with your UK (GB) address set to default and then browse product prices or better still add them to the...
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    Re: what's the best UK online fragrance store?

    Go for it and don't forget to use code FSW for free shipping on low value orders or code FX15 for free shipping and 15% off on orders over £50-ish (might be £52 or £54 depending on exchange rates).
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    Re: what's the best UK online fragrance store?

    It's all done up front and rolled into the price. I haven't had a single issue since this arrangement began. I did get stung on a Creed bottle back in 2009, but no such issues now. Delivery via DPD...
  87. Thread: Tapatalk Issues

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    Re: Tapatalk Issues

    Thanks, Grant! Working for me too and I really like the new theme / colours!
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    Re: Caron Yatagan discontinued???

    If Yatagan is gone, it's no big deal. Plenty of alternatives. Two that I think are much better: Quorum (dirt cheap) and MFK's Lumiere Noir (superb artemisia scent which is much longer lasting than...
  89. Re: Dior Sauvage Tops All Men's Fragrance Sales In UK This Christmas Season

    Yep the good old days are well and truly gone. And sadly this just doesn't stop at scents...
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    Re: Tonight I'm sampling Chanel Platnium Eqostie.

    Typical BN answer - why not have both.
    But as a typical BN myself, I quite like the answer :)
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    Re: what's the best UK online fragrance store?

    Yup +1 on all these and agree with the comment on getting some good bargains. In fact all of them can have some very good deals at the right time.

    There's also Escentual which is only good for...
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    Re: Citrus on a cold Winterís day

    +1 to Ken's suggestion for YSL Pour Homme

    I'd also throw in Monsieur de Givenchy here but I haven't had much time with the current stuff and need to try it more. First impressions though look...
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    Re: Citrus on a cold Winterís day

    It's by Patricia de Nicolai - http://www.basenotes.net/ID26144298.html
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    Re: Citrus on a cold Winterís day

    There was a magazine ad (I think) by Acqua di Parma back in either the 2000s or earlier this decade, that marketed AdP's flagship Colonia as a great autumn scent. It may have been in airline mag TBH...
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    Re: Amouage Oman vs UK Version?

    If this thread is about where to buy which version from, I suggest we move this thread to Online Shopping. If however you want to discuss the variation, it's best to leave it here.



    Honestly, I...
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    Poll: Re: Reflection Man vs Myths Man | Amouage

    I did own Reflection at one point and though the soft powdery notes were wonderful. After a few wears I'm not sure what changed (perhaps wore it in the wrong environment? Amouage purposefully market...
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    Poll: Re: Reflection Man vs Myths Man | Amouage

    I agree, Myths is great for iris fans but the added ash/smoke is an issue for me. Lots of synthetics here which are an issue for me...



    Yep, agree with you and ZC - I'd pick Reflection (if I...
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    Re: Adding a winter fragrance to the office rotation

    Adding my welcome as well! You have definitely come to the right place.

    I second Chanel Egoiste, Givenchy Gentleman original and Chanel Antaeus. The latter can also be worn in warmer weather as...
  99. Moderator Message

    Once the thread title is perfectly legitimate and refers to fragrance, the thread is not an excuse to talk about other topics. This is a fragrance forum so let's stick to that. Thank you.
  100. Re: Newbie needs help to combine some fragrances ;)

    Welcome to the forums!

    We moved your post to the DIY section where we hope you will get some great responses from the professionals.
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