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  1. Re: Dior Eau Sauvage or Chanel Pour Monsieur?

    Not sure if you’re basing your opinion of Eau Sauvage on vintage or current. If it’s from a vintage bottle it may be worth revisiting in the latest formulation. It has been gutted out to a cleaner...
  2. Re: Very Sensuous/Sensual Sultry Masculine Scent

    Musc Ravageur by Frederic Malle
    Obsession for Men by Calvin Klein
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery

    It’s really popping off in this warm muggy weather we’re having here. Creating a pleasurable sweet moss and clean musk aura.
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    Re: What's the consensus on deodorant?

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3490543/

    Use your own discernment people.
  5. Re: Frederic Malle French Lover performance?

    Will do ;)
  6. Re: Frederic Malle French Lover performance?

    The main difference between the older formulation and the new one is with the older one I notice it on myself throughout the day. I know the fragrance is still there with the new one only because my...
  7. Re: Frederic Malle French Lover performance?

    Have a partial travel size which performs fantastically in all areas from 2 small sprays. Oustanding projection, fills a room and lasts 10-12 hours at least. Recently bought a large bottle and am...
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    Re: What's the consensus on deodorant?

    Dinosaurs and flat earth? wow.

    Since you insist on playing a conspiracy theory card I'll say this.


    What I said about doctors telling people cigarettes were good for them - FACT.
    (You can...
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    Re: What's the consensus on deodorant?

    When a study says transfats are a contributory factor for coronary heart disease do you think they specify it came from a cheeseburger not a cookie? You haven’t debunked anything.

    How many ways...
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    Re: Amouage Jubilation XXV

    From the large variety of reactions with performance I have a feeling that skin plays a big part with this one.
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    Re: Amouage Jubilation XXV

    It’s a magnetic cap Made in UK bottle I bought in 2018. Not sure year of production as the batch code starts WMS, not the A.......B....... format.
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    Re: What's the consensus on deodorant?

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    Re: What's the consensus on deodorant?

    It does if the antiperspirant contains aluminium.

    The reason I responded to your post wasn’t to say this though - it was to say that NOT ALL scientists universally agree there’s no connection to...
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    Re: What's the consensus on deodorant?

    “Aluminum and Amyloid-β in Familial Alzheimer’s Disease” by Matthew Mold, Caroline Linhart, Johana Gómez-Ramírez, Andrés Villegas-Lanau and Christopher Exley, 13 January 2020, Journal of Alzheimer’s...
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    Re: What's the consensus on deodorant?

    I don’t use aluminium containing deodorants/ antiperspirants. Our biology has no use of aluminium in any way, shape or form. You will never hear of someone having an aluminium deficiency.

    There...
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    Re: Amouage Jubilation XXV

    No complaints here. Have a magnetic capped bottle that projects moderately and lasts, with frequent wafts, a full working day. I’ve sampled from older friction capped bottles and the main difference...
  17. Re: Advice on 'Daily' & Warm Weather Fragrance: suggestions welcome! (Melon, Fig, Coconut, Citrus, S

    A few to explore


    Eau des Sens by Diptyque - fun take on eau de colgone type citrus but very modernised

    Musc Imperial by Atelier Cologne & Figuer Ardent by Atelier Cologne - joyful simplistic...
  18. Re: Did Worth Paris make any other masculines?

    Except for Worth Pour Homme and the Haute Concentration I think there was another one called Monsieur Worth. Never got my nose on it though.
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    Re: Limericks and only limericks allowed

    Training in snow just wasn’t enough
    Juiced Drago; he hammered Rock rough
    Balboa resorted to ‘the blue’
    With a rock hard kazoo
    Won the fight n Adrian’s up the duff!
  20. Re: Looking for masculine yet modern recommendations

    Also Beach Hut Man by Amouage.
  21. Re: Looking for masculine yet modern recommendations

    French Lover by Frederic Malle. Also Spice and Wood by Creed

    Bleu de Chanel is still a solid mainstream choice looking at the rest of your collection.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th July, 2020

    SOTN

    Egoiste Cologne Concentree by Chanel
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th July, 2020

    SOTD

    Aventus by Creed
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th July, 2020

    SOTD

    Polo by Ralph Lauren
    (Cosmair)
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    Re: New Chanel men‘s fragrance 2020?

    I think going slow, as Chanel has, allows people to make a real connection with the brand and its fragrances. For the last 40 years they have released a new pillar every 10 years or so (Antaeus,...
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    Re: New Chanel men‘s fragrance 2020?

    Can anyone think of a new male flagship scent from Chanel that was actually bad?

    That said all of the ones in my lifetime have been with Jacques Polge at the helm.
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    Re: New Chanel men‘s fragrance 2020?

    Perhaps....


    Vert De Chanel


    Top Notes - Bergamot, Mint, Lime, Mandarin blossom

    Heart Notes - Jasmine, Nutmeg, Basil
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th July, 2020

    SOTD

    Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum by Chanel
  29. Re: Santos de Cartier 2019 ribbed black bottle , my review on it

    My black ribbed EDT tester bottle dates to 2016. Any older ones?
  30. Re: Does anyone else agree that Patrick is like a clone of Paco Rabanne for men?

    These two green soapy fougeres do have a lot of similarities. They are basically siblings seperated by a few decades. The Paco Rabanne smells more herbaceous and slightly leathery in my opinion....
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    Re: Cartier Pasha -- too dated?

    It depends on how you interpret fougeres. For me they were present in my childhood and they are present now. Pasha in particular stradles the past and present well, with a foot firmly in each.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th July, 2020

    SOTN

    Safari For Men by Ralph Lauren
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th July, 2020

    SOTD

    Millesime Imperial by Creed
  34. Re: Modern fragrances which smell older/classic

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme by YSL
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    Re: Dior Homme 2020...

    I came across a vintage bottle on ebay and snapped it up. It’s good stuff and it didn’t cost a mortgage payment. Puts a lot of recent designer and niche releases to shame.

    Finding a great...
  36. Re: Is it okay to use 1 perfume for a few days before changing ?

    Yes, because it’s not underwear.

    I sometimes wear a couple of fragrances a day but there have been times in my life I would wear one cologne for months at a time.

    Whatever works for you.
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    Re: Dior Homme 2020...

    Splits here on BN would be my suggestion if you want to dip your toes into niche. It can significantly bring the small quantity retail cost down and I’m sure there are many trustworthy sellers...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Particularly enjoying Aventus (16M01) today, booming off my skin and getting a bunch of musks with this great transparent patchouli and moss.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd July, 2020

    SOTD

    Aventus by Creed
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    Re: Dior Homme 2020...

    Danny and I share some similar tastes and own a number of the same fragrances but this one is a step too far me.

    Regarding the Everyman point, I don’t ever dismiss a fragrance on pricepoint - I...
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    Re: Dior Homme 2020...

    It is frustrating given we know what they’re capable of producing but they still insist on this kind of uninspiring, style over substance chemical water. I’d feel bad for a kid getting gifted this as...
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    Re: Dior Homme 2020...

    Tried this recently and the first spray was ok but after around 10 or 15 minutes I had to go back into the shop and put hand sanitiser on to try to get rid of the smell from the back of my hand....
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    Re: A Fragrance In Only 2 Words

    Akro Awake - Coffee O’clock
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 21st July, 2020

    SOTE

    Musc Ravageur by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 21st July, 2020

    SOTD

    Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Been wearing Kouros from a 2017 the last few days and the mild to hot weather conditions at the moment are making it pop nicely. It’s far cleaner than its vintage counterparts but retains a...
  47. Re: What exactly is the “old lady” smell?

    You didn’t say anything meaningful here.

    You’re showing your ass but no need to get the Hump.
  48. Re: What exactly is the “old lady” smell?

    I beg to differ. My grandmother was an old lady. She used to wear old lady perfume. It was a chypre, couldn’t say which as I was very young and never saw the bottle. With hindsight could say it had...
  49. Re: What exactly is the “old lady” smell?

    No-one is suggesting to legitimise prejudicial terminology but you are presuming the term is inherently prejudiced and not everyone agrees that it is. The words old, lady and scent/perfume/smell are...
  50. Re: What exactly is the “old lady” smell?

    Look I understand your frustration at seeing something you have enjoyed and continue to enjoy become perceived differently but the assumption that everyone nowadays associates “old stinky perfume”...
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    Re: Best Fragrance Names

    Allure Homme Sport Cologne Sport - So sporty Chanel put it in the name twice

    Zeste Mandarine Pamplemousse - Just love the way it sounds when you say it
  52. Re: What are the most fun-smelling fragrances in your opinion?

    +22 for Virgin Island Water. Me gwan av a coconot an rom wit a lickle squeeze o’ lime now ya na :grin:

    Also CH Men Prive, Pacific Rock Moss, Millesime Imperial and vtg Cool Water
  53. Re: Does there exist ONE "all around" favorite Cologne ?

    Good selections Joe.

    I think with a one bottle allrounder the toughest thing to get right is choosing something which cuts through the coldest winter weather but doesn’t become tiresome or...
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    Re: Men who collect female fragrances

    I don’t and as of late never will. I have no desire to collect or wear them.

    Barbershop Fougeres for this Brut.

    ΜΟΛΟΝ ΛΑΒΕ sweet cheeks :kiss:
  55. Re: Does there exist ONE "all around" favorite Cologne ?

    Aventus
    Fahrenheit
    1881 For Men
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Lauder For Men
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    Re: Fishy smell from atomizers?

    Never had that.
  57. Re: What's your favorite type or note combo?

    A few favourite notes
    Oakmoss
    Clary Sage
    Sandalwood
    Bergamot
    Sicilian Lemon
    Vetiver

    Note combinations
    oakmoss + sandalwood + bergamot
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    Re: A Fragrance In Only 2 Words

    Pour Monsieur - Sweet Lemons
  59. Re: What exactly is the “old lady” smell?

    Any adjective can be construed as pejorative.

    The problem isn’t the words. It’s the times and being too thin skinned about every bloody thing ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th July, 2020

    SOTD

    French Lover by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
  61. Re: What exactly is the “old lady” smell?

    It’s probably a shifting term - something like your generation +2 generations up. Think of what those people wear/wore and you’ll be close.

    For me it’s probably the smell of parma violets,...
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    Re: Barbershop Fougeres

    Also Oriental Fougeres like Jubilation XXV or Armani Attitude. One of my favourite fragrance types. Bringing together mainly fougere elements with some oriental notes that provide more sweetness and...
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    Re: 1740 or Knize Ten or Monsieur.

    Only 1740. Won’t wear the other two. My nose says no.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th July, 2020

    SOTD

    Aventus by Creed
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th July, 2020

    SOTN

    Patchouli Nobile by Nobile 1942
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th July, 2020

    SOTD

    Pour Monsieur by Chanel
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Completely agree Jack. It’s criminally good! Congratulations on your new acquisition ;)
  68. Re: Not Enough Days in the Year to Enjoy All the Fragrances I Own! Argh!

    Perhaps try to only wear more than one on certain days of the week. If you wore two per day on weekends that would allow another 104 wears over the course of a year and it would still allow you to...
  69. Re: Nicoli patchouli intense anything similar?

    There are many great patchoulis out there to be had but it’s quite unique as far as patchoulis go. If I liked PI I wouldn’t waste my time or money searching for something else that isn’t it. It is...
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    Re: Best Modern Clean Masculines

    Vetiris by Lubin
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    Re: Very disappointed

    Being heavy might give the impression they can’t break but unfortunately they can and do.
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    Re: Very disappointed

    That’s a bummer. The only time I damaged a bottle I managed to break a substantial piece of glass off of the bottom of my bottle of L’Egoiste. The rest of the bottle held up though so no loss of...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Acqua di Parma Colonia - putting it back into rotation - light but a very satisfying wear
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    SOTN

    Lauder For Men by Estee Lauder
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    SOTD

    Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th July, 2020

    SOTN

    Lauder For Men by Estee Lauder
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th July, 2020

    SOTD

    Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior
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    Re: Best way to spend £100

    With £100 in your pocket maybe try Penhaligon’s. They have a wide selection ranging from classic to more modern styles and have many under the ton mark.
  79. Re: Can ppl tell if you're wearing a cheap fragrance?

    I’ve had people compliment me or say things like ‘MMMmmm you smell nice’ or ‘What aftershave are you wearing? It smells really good’ or had people come closer to get a better smell. Also rarely a...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th July, 2020

    SOTN

    Millesime Imperial by Creed
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th July, 2020

    SOTD

    French Lover by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
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    Re: Antaeus or Bel Ami?

    Some days I prefer Bel Ami. Other days I prefer Antaeus. Both are worthy.
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    Re: Barbershop Fougeres

    I see what you mean about trying to get a grip or good feel for them. I think of a Fougere as being sweet, green, usually foresty/ferny and having a soapy feel about it in some way. Paco Rabanne Pour...
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    Re: Barbershop Fougeres

    Do you have any faves Bavard?


    On a side note I sometimes see Barbershop Fougeres as distinct enough from the larger genre of Aromatic Fougeres.
  85. Poll: Re: Blue de Chanel vs Dior Sauvage, Who did it best?

    I don’t see the original EdTs of either Bleu or Sauvage as being all that close to except for a couple of shared ingredients and a similar bottle colour.

    Bleu comes across as a more traditional...
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    Re: Barbershop Fougeres

    Here are my picks

    Brut - Very overlooked nowadays I suspect because of the price and generational stigma but if it was £100 more and sold under a different name people would probably lose their...
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    Re: Grateful for your thoughts

    Taking your current fragrances into consideration would probably go with Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum.
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    Re: Save only 1 fragrance!

    https://media.giphy.com/media/NEvPzZ8bd1V4Y/giphy.gif
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Bois du Portugal by Creed

    It’s entered the gorgeous sandalwood stage where all the notes have already introduced themselves, they all have a drink in hand and are slowly swaying to the music after...
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    Re: Save only 1 fragrance!

    Must be quite different to the Ellena version.




    I should probably sample more of the Rojas although I felt many of the ones I tried were far too overpriced for what was in the bottle.
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    Re: Save only 1 fragrance!

    Great pick. Thought you might go for this or a vintage bottle of Antaeus/Sport or perhaps Pour Monsieur EdT Concentree.
  92. Poll: Re: Blue de Chanel vs Dior Sauvage, Who did it best?

    Jacques Polge for Chanel
  93. Re: Dior Eau Sauvage Cologne ... advice please?

    I would pass on the ES Cologne personally.

    In the current iterations Chanel PM EdT, Chanel AHSC and DHC

    - Chanel Pour Monsieur is the sweetest. It has a phenomenal sweet lemon note in the...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd July, 2020

    SOTE

    Bois du Portugal by Creed
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    Re: Save only 1 fragrance!

    If that day were today,

    Bois du Portugal (vintage)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    SOTD
    Fendi Uomo by Fendi
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd July, 2020

    SOTD
    Fendi Uomo by Fendi
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st July, 2020

    SOTE

    Egoiste by Chanel
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    Re: Favorite Leather Fragrances!!!!

    Fendi Uomo

    Antaeus / Polo

    Bogart Signature
    Bel Ami



    Ombre Leather
  100. Re: New to Fragrances- would love a bit of help!

    Maybe try Halfeti by Penhaligon’s.
    They don’t smell exactly alike but have a similar sweet oriental woody feel with spices, amber and woods. When you wear it you’ll see what I mean. Performance is...
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