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Woohoo! Another tonka bean base. Just what we all wanted.
Yep. Gucci Envy is a great example of that. Could be had for next to nothing shortly after being discontinued. You now see it going for silly money on eBay.
My SOTD. Love it.
Impossible to say. My wife hates both!
Kokorico is an interesting one. It smells like a Terrys Chocolate Orange to me. Not sure why, must be the fig mixing with the cacoa that creates that illusion for me. Not sure I want to smell like...
It's clearly just a knock off 1 Million. Nothing more, nothing less.
Creed - Silver Mountain Water
Edition Blanche for me. One of the best designer summer scents I've ever tried.
John Varvatos - Artisan - 75ml - 99% full - £22
Guerlain Homme Intense (with box) - 50ml - 99% full - £35
Noir de Noir is another one for a slightly different reason. Absolutely love the smell but it's just not suited to me personally.
Great to be back. Much, much, much better!!
Agreed. Bleu is OK. I have a bottle but rarely wear it - and when I do, it's only at work. I don't consider it an aquatic at all.
Just picked up some Vintage Cool Water. (Bottle with the gold script writing)
Try Montale Intense Cafe
Just got a bottle of D&G Light Blue for men (blind buy). It's 'meh' and the longevity is total garbage. Was OK for what I paid though, £7 for 30ml.
There is another quite active group called: UK/EU Frag Community. We always welcome new members. :)
Just joined the new one by the way.
Holy hell! You get weak longevity and silage. Jesus, I get over 24hrs and even then I struggle to get rid of it in the shower. My wife can also smell me from the top floor in our house when I wear it!
Montale Intense Cafe
Lalique Homage a L'homme
Acqua Di Gio Essenza
Indeed! Was yours a tester? Mine is.
Horizon is nice. It's a herbal aquatic. Kind of dated but its fairly original for its genre. Aqua Quorum on the other hand.....bleh! Really hate that stuff.
Weird. And you purchased last week? Mine had the English language insert and card etc. Must have a mixed bag of stock.
I bought my Aventus from Cheapsmells a week ago. For anyone interested in batches, the one I received was:
I also did a 180 on Pure Shot. Very much enjoy it in the spring/summer.
Montale Intense Cafe
Lalique Homage a L'homme
Acqua Di Gio Essenza
Rive Gauche Pour Homme
Hi there, I'm looking for the following caps;
Creed GIT - but any black cap would do
Dior Homme Sport - but any Dior Homme would do
Chanel Allure Homme
Perry Ellis White
24 Gold is a superb fragrance. Absolutely stellar.
My three latest purchases;
I also purchased this last week. Looking forward to its imminent arrival. Will post my thoughts here.
Aventus now £125 for 120ml
You see, I didn't find this disappointing. I expected it to be awful, and it was. Therefore I wasn't disappointed! :)
Similar thing with Rive Gauche. Mine is pretty much full but feels empty.
Did this ever get cleared up? Montale are claiming on their Facebook page that Kabul Aoud is 100% fake and they are in the process of a lawsuit regarding it.
Mugler Cologne then.
I think the more pertinent question is, what's the best male fragrance for Dogs? It's a question that's haunted me for literally seconds.
No problem. Not sure it's that well known in the States. It's very much a cheapie here in the UK.
Thallium Black has a cult following, especially on the FB groups. Personally though I really, really hated it. Same goes for Thallium as well. I could barely detect any discernible notes in either -...
Paul Smith Man is definitely the one compared to Dior Homme, not Extreme. The bottle looks like this:
OK, now this one has my interest. Hopefully Oud free.
It's pretty much a non entity for me. Smells ok but nothing special. Longevity is a disgrace. Not worth a penny.
Versace Pour Homme
Pure Havane is an absolute monster on me. Lasts 24 hrs and 48 hrs on clothes. I wear it all year round. Love it.
Thanks for the Orange Sanguine. :)
Just picked up some Salvador Dali Black Sun from CheapSmells for £9.95. Worth a blind buy.
I've never paid tax and I've used them about 15 times.
Both on eBay. I only ever buy part used bottles from there, and only ones for bargain prices. Too many fakes knocking around where full/new/sealed bottles are concerned.
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There are some serious bargains to be had on part used bottles. My only concern is the condition they've been kept in. I picked up a 75ml bottle of Silver Mountain Water with around 30ml remaining...
Guilty by association. I hate it when that happens. I used to wear CK One a fair bit in my college days. One particular night I got really, really drunk and woke up feeling as sick as a dog. I tried...
Same here. It's one of the only scents I've ever had to wash off after 5 mins.
Football team fragrance. Never understand why anyone would buy these. I think my teams scent would have top notes of hope and blind faith. The middle would evoke mediocrity and apathy. The base would...
Really hate the bottle. Looks like a shower gel.
Dior Homme. It's well made, high quality, not generic. It has good performance but isn't a powerhouse. It's modern yet classic.
Virgin Island Water. My wife thinks its very girly and finds it very strange on a man. It's the only thing I'm self conscious about wearing.
Never tried anything from this line. Just doesn't exist in the UK market at all.
Subscribing to this thread - just to see if it really was the EDP or just body lotion!
Bump - new items added
Agree with Guy Laroche Horizon.
Cheers. Yeah was too good to turn down. Wanted a full bottle for some time. Also picked up some Silver Mountain Water and Frozen Cologne.
Got a similar deal myself last week. 50ml of Tobacco Vanille (new) was listed for £90. I waited till the listing ended and then offered the seller £75 privately. It was accepted. :)
Here is my 'Made in Italy' (old style bottle/sticker) bottle:
This the Lidl scent isnt it? Is it just a Boss Bottled copy?
How come you don't own anything from D&G? Personal taste or a moral stance?
Pure Havane is my clear favourite from the line. Absolutely love it.
My first full bottle of this.
Dueto Golden Boy and Xerjoff Uden
Most Creeds have a similar ambergris base. After a week, I suppose that's all that's left on the paper.
Thanks for the tip off. I'm in Preston but work in Chorley. It's just down the road. :)
I sent 10-15 decants out to UK addresses every week. Had no issues at all.
I have a full bottle. Very nice scent but not the most versitile.
Much appreciated Pieman!! :D
Bump - Updated list.
Was just thinking the same thing.
Not crazy about either but 360 Red is a better scent.
Ah ok, fair enough. No big loss then.
You should have tried this in store. It's regularly available in Debenhams etc.
I wear HM to the office all the time. I find it quite versitile.
My wife doesn't like Burberry London. She said it smells like Pine bathroom cleaner. She also hated Encre Noire just saying, "why would anyone ever want to smell like that!!?".
I also received a...
Thanks for this. Been really interested in trying these.
Correct. This is the closest by far in my opinion.
Time to invest!
Exactly the same for me. Still nursing a decant as I can't make my mind up on it.
I agree entirely. I really hated this stuff, and that is rare for me to say.
It's a budget supermarket rather than a 'house' so to speak.
Nice list. All have their place. Only thing I'd say is that Platinum Egoiste and Mont Blanc Legend are very much the same.
It's only a 5ml mini. From one of the Facebook groups.
Dior Homme Sport 2012 and D&G By Man
Dior Homme Sport 2012. That additional iris note takes it to another level. Beautiful.
....90% of my wardrobe!