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    Re: Encre Noire Vs. Wonderwood... GO!

    Just to be different, Wonderoud.
  2. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Batch of samples arrived today - first impressions -

    Jovoy - Psychedelique - Sweet patchouli, looking forward to giving it a full wearing, weekend scent though, can't see me wearing this in the...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 26th May 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.20633.jpg
  4. Re: recommendations for spicy incense with longevity.

    If I'm going down the incense route I tend to prefer the pure incense ones, Avignon, Montale Full Incense and Armani Bois D'encens are my favourites. La Liturgie Des Heures is another option.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 23rd May 2015

    Another for this

    http://viktoretrolf.typepad.com/viktor_rolf/images/13041vnr01livplw30.jpg
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    My skin soaks a lot of things up so I'm an avowed oversprayer, I'll probably use the rest of the 1ml sample when I give it a proper wearing as it really was just a light 2 sprays to each wrist...
  7. Re: Concerning Ford's Tuscan Leather---Acqua di Parma's Leather

    Not to me. I have a decant of TL, recently tried the ADP, and own a FB of Monotheme Leather.

    Monothemes Leather is closer to TL than the ADP, and is a fraction of the price.

    Of the three I...
  8. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Tam Dao edp.

    Nice, but seems very fleeting. I'll give it a full wearing before I make my mind up completely. It was only a small spray of the sample but it didn't last long and seemed to have...
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    Re: Pluriel vs Invasion Barbare

    It’s very nice but sadly on me it’s gone not long after I put it on.

    Pluriel is pretty much at the top of my “To buy” list. Hopefully get a bottle quite soon.

    Never tried Invasion Barbare.
  10. Re: TDH has to be the best all time professional office fragrance

    I’ll throw my hat in the ring with Grey Vetiver.
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    Re: Is Creed Windsor a top 10 of all time?

    Wouldn't mind trying it, but as I don't generally like rose fragrances I'm in no hurry.
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    Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    What a pile of steaming. patronising, hypocritical drivel.
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    Re: Phaedon-whats good?

    Oliban was my SOTD. Nice woody incense, linear but I don't mind that. Decent projection and very good longevity on me. It's on my list of possible purchases, but it's not something I'm rushing out to...
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    Re: week of samples, who has these?

    Almost identical houses to my last 8 samples, just different fragrances. Although I didn't spot Chambre Noire when i read your post first time. I got that as well and absolutely love it.

    My two...
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    Re: week of samples, who has these?

    Bloom Perfumery? Similar houses to the last batch of samples I got from there.

    Embers is the only one we overlap on. I wasnt keen, very very smoky.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 21st May 2015

    Phaedon – Oliban.

    From a sample, quite like it, not sure if I’d get a full bottle, but may sample again.
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    Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    I don’t think anyone feels violated, it’s just that I sense a lot of people think you’re wrong and you either don’t like that or are revelling in it.

    I wonder if your God has a view on internet...
  18. Re: Armaf Derby Club House Blanche vs Creed Silver Mountain Water.

    It is. I own Silver and compared it to a sample of SMW and there was little difference. Silver seemed to have better longevity though it was hard to tell as it's difficult to compare when one is a...
  19. Re: Name of the fragrance(s) which was entirely/quite different on paper than your skin.

    Bond No 9 Harrods Agarwood - opened up like Kokorico on paper, nothing like it on my skin. In a better way.
    Miller Harris La Fumee - nice spicy incense on paper, citrussy spice then BO on my skin....
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 20th May 2015

    CdG Anbar
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    Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    I don’t really get where you’re coming from with this. I don’t wear anything “with pride”, I wear stuff because I like the smell of it. The comparison with second hand clothes is just bizarre.

    I...
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    Re: I'm torn. Spice bomb or Chanel Bleu EDP

    Cant get much more different than those two. I find both easy to wear and Spicebomb has always been a compliment getter for me rather than something I see as difficult to wear.

    I own both, but...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 18th May 2015

    D&G Intenso
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    Re: Clive Christian. not wanting to blind buy.

    I found Harrods friendly enough when I was in, tried a couple of CC’s amongst lots of other things that day. None of the CC ones stood out to me though.
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    Re: Harrod's Agarwood Bond No. 9

    After trying this on a card in Harrods and not being impressed I recently bought a sample. Wow, totally different on my skin to a card. Nothing like Kokorico at all. A rich deep smell. Gorgeous, but...
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    Re: Clive Christian. not wanting to blind buy.

    As I know you’re in the UK, Scentsamples has L, so that’s one off your list. I’m sure they used to have more, but they updated their lineup fairly recently.

    I’ve used them quite a bit and found...
  27. Re: Given the ARMAF copies, would you still buy Aventus, GIT, Noir de Noir, Terre d'Hermes etc.

    Not necessarily.

    Lomani Intense Black is around 1/20 of the price of Creed Royal Oud, and I could barely tell the difference. And that’s doing a side by side test, with RO on the back of one hand...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 13th May 2015

    SOTE

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.10469.jpg
  29. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Miller Harris La Fumee. I did try it on a card ages ago, but having seen it cheap I ordered a sample first to try it on my skin as I was getting a few other samples anyway. Glad I tried it first...
  30. Re: Any recommendations for a "workhorse" type fragrance?

    My SOTD, Dior Homme Eau, is extremely versatile.

    Seconding Grey Vetiver (EDP – the EDT was, to me, a much weaker and watered down version of the EDP), and Bleu de Chanel (I much prefer the EDP...
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    Re: Your current 'wishlist top 5'

    MFK - Pluriel
    Olfactive Studio – Chambre Noire
    Chanel – Coromandel

    Those are my definites, though I’ve a few samples on the way so may add to that list soon. Would like something citrussy for...
  32. Re: How do you rank Bleu de Chanel (EdT or EdP) as an "incense scent" ?

    Probably wouldn’t know it was there if I hadn’t read about it on here.

    If you want an incense fragrance look elsewhere.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, May 11, 2015

    JPG Kokorico
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    Re: NEW: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo

    Tried it again today. The sprayer on the tester bottle must have been broken as a couple of quick sprays drenched the back of my hand. Notwithstanding that it's been massively outperformed by the...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Backup bottle of

    http://www.beautybase.com/images/products/1416059761-36602600.jpg

    Couldn't resist at 9.99 and it took my order over the line for free postage when buying something for my...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 10th May 2015

    SOTA - Kouros Silver, a small spray has overpowered the Ombre Indigo from earlier.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 10th May 2015

    http://uiimages.parfumo.de/2/5/42101_9ad758b707c657d85b5cfbcc38ae0dcd.jpg
  38. Thread: Kouros Silver?

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    Re: Kouros Silver?

    Sampled it again today. Quite nice if nothing special, Sweet and fruity and to my nose a touch of coconut, though I'll freely admit to being awful at picking out notes. Strange decision to release it...
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    Re: Cheap fragrance suggestions to make a bundle

    Ah right cheers. Thats where I got mine from but the price had gone up last time I looked.
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    Re: Which fragrance stood out in 2015

    I really need to try Profumo again. I tried it a couple of weeks ago and got very little from it in terms of notes, projection or longevity. I'd tried lots that day though so may have been a little...
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    Re: Oud scents that actually smell good -

    Royal Oud doesn't smell much of oud. Try Lomani Intense Black first though, it's a dead ringer for maybe 5-10% of the price of the Creed.

    Wonderoud has little oud in it as well. More akin to...
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    Re: Cheap fragrance suggestions to make a bundle

    Wheres that? For that price I might just get a backup
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    Re: Think I stuffed up

    Good advice. Ironically PH is my favourite of the ones you bought, so congratulations anyway.
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    Re: Cheap fragrance suggestions to make a bundle

    My favourite cheapie, by a long way, is Lomani Intense Black, if you can get your hands on it.
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    Re: It's a real challenge...

    Very much this. I know pretty much what I'm planning to buy over the next few months, though occasionally I do get sidetracked by a bargain or a sudden urge. I'm a lot more selective now.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 9th May 2015

    http://img1.gtsstatic.com/wallpapers/91263567219de6d434cf0785f1020277_large.jpeg
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    Re: Cheap fragrance suggestions to make a bundle

    MiP, or just get the Allure and keep the 20 towards your next purchase?
  48. Re: Is Armani Prive ever discounted anywhere? Or... is it too well controlled for that?

    Perfume Click in the UK have some, one or two are 30-40 below prices elsewhere.
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    Re: It's a real challenge...

    I'm (at a guess) on around 30+. As it creeps towards 50 I'm thinking of getting rid of a few I rarely reach for, but as I very rarely blind buy (indeed I sample, sample, and sample again before...
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    Re: Designer Smoke & Amber

    The smokiest thing i have tried is Embers by Rouge Bunny Rouge. Not sure about smoke and amber though.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 8th May 2015

    SOTE D&G Intenso.
  52. Poll: Re: Spice bomb vs Invictus vs boss bottled intense

    Not tried Boss Bottled Intense but Spicebomb over Invictus in all categories.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 8th May 2015

    Armani Oud Royal
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    Re: Shay and Blue - Oud Alif

    Tried Oud Alif briefly a while ago and whilst I seem to recall it being nice, I can't say any more than that, so it can't have been something that grabbed me or I'd recall it a bit better. The blood...
  55. Re: Which perfume house uses the best/worst quality bottles in comparison to their price tag?

    I do like the feel of the CdG “pebble” type bottles in the hand, nice and solid, but they just aren’t practical at all for shelf storage. Does it not seem a bit silly from a marketing perspective to...
  56. Thread: Fragrance mate

    by tefg
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    Re: Fragrance mate

    Rynegne.

    Seems to like a lot of things I like, love to try some of his stuff, sadly unlikely to happen until he opens an international side to his fragrance empire!
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    Re: How many sprays for work?

    Surely it’s fragrance specific? I own a few things I probably wouldn’t wear for work (TL, TV, ADP Oud etc), even with maybe two light sprays, whereas today (Penhaligon Endymion) I could have probably...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    Penhaligon’s Endymion. Nice smell just wish it wasn’t so weak on me.
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    Re: Your Top 3 from Olfactive Studio

    Only tried Chambre Noire and Ombre Indigo, absolutely loved the former, and it’s near the top of my “To Buy” list. OI was nice, but didn’t grab me the way CN did.

    I’m hoping to try the others...
  60. Thread: Kouros Silver?

    by tefg
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    Re: Kouros Silver?

    Tried this a couple of weeks ago, didn’t even know it was a new one, just assumed it was some old flanker I’d never seen before. If I’d known the controversy over this I’d have paid more attention...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 28th April 2015

    Lomani Intense Black
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    Re: Boxer Briefs suggestions?

    The best ones I own are the Hollister ones I got in their sale last year for the unbelievable price of 2.80 a pair, just wish I'd ordered more. Next best in terms of comfort are just some cheapie...
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    Re: What would be your Next Purchase?

    Possibly Coromandel, tried it ages ago and keep buying something else instead. May leave that one until after the summer though. Also very tempted by MFK Pluriel. I was on the fence at first on this...
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    Re: NEW: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo

    Tried this a couple of days ago. I'll give it another go as my impressions may have been clouded by trying a few other things around the same time, but.......

    On me at least it was incredibly...
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    Re: Recent wood scents by Comme des Garcons ?

    I've tried Wonderwood and Wonderoud side by side and prefer Wonderoud. As stated previously the oud in Wonderoud is very understated. I definitely prefer Wonderoud, but if you already own Wonderwood...
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    Re: Your current scent is discontinued tomorrow

    Revise that to a maybe and a no.
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    Re: Your current scent is discontinued tomorrow

    CdG Avignon

    No and no.
  68. Poll: Re: Tonka Imperiale Vs. Chambre Noire Vs. Neroli Portofino

    Never tried TI, like NP but not convinced it's with the price. Tried Chambre Noire once and loved it straight away. Still got some of my sample left but it is definitively on my wish list. So my vote...
  69. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    D&G Intenso
    Armani Profumo
    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
    Viktor and Rolf Antidote
  70. Re: Whats your wife's, girlfriends or significant others favorite scent that you wear hands down?

    None. She has no interest at all in what I wear, and probably couldn't name anything I own.
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    Re: CdG Wonderoud - discontinued???

    Maybe, but not much use to her as they were out of stock. A few places do still have it

    I'm not claiming this to be gospel, just passing on what I was told.
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    Re: Which one would you pick ? 3 vs. 1

    Probably the top even though Oud Wood is my favourite of those mentioned. Grey Vetiver comes a close second of the 4 though, and I love Oud Absolu
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    Re: CdG Wonderoud - discontinued???

    Could be. She did say discontinued though. I'm happy enough, its pretty powerful on me so my 100ml will last a long long time.

    Wouldn't be the first time a department store SA has come with utter...
  74. Thread: New MFK: Pluriel

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    Re: New MFK: Pluriel

    Tried it again, and it's really grown on me. Definitely considering a purchase.
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    Re: CdG Wonderoud - discontinued???

    No, it's the oud one. She said it was a limited edition so they weren't getting any more. It's the first I've heard of it being a limited edition, but, you never know......
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    Re: CdG Wonderoud - discontinued???

    Thanks. Happy even if not discontinued as I've always liked it just kept putting off buying it.
  77. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Quite a list after a trip to London

    A few Clive Christians
    A few Roja Dove
    A few Amouage
    A few Frederic Malle
    A few Bond No 9
    A few Ormonde Jayne
    Tauer Incense Extreme
    Heeley Cardinal
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    Re: Bleu de chanel edp or edt

    EDP for me, but as the previous thread and the comments so far in this one confirm, you need to try both to see how they do on your skin.
    ...
  79. Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme ~ new fragrance

    Wearing Pour Homme, but did try the Extreme on one wrist to do a side by side.

    They are very similar, and I can pretty much echo most comments so far, other than to say the Extreme does have more...
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    CdG Wonderoud - discontinued???

    Sales assistant on the CdG section in Harvey Nichols told me on Wednesday this was being discontinued. Anyone else heard this? It's out of stock at a few places that did carry it, so it may be true....
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    It's been on my wanted list since it came out, but bit the bullet and bought it yesterday. CDG assistant in Harvey Nichols told me it was being discontinued, not sure if she was correct or not, but...
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    Re: Harrod's Agarwood Bond No. 9

    I'd seen it for the 75 but thats a bit steep for a blind buy for me so tried it in store whilst in London earlier this week and was shocked at how close to Kokorico it was. I put the card in my...
  83. Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme ~ new fragrance

    I have samples of both and feel like today might be time to give it a go. I'll probably do a side by side and report back later.

    Don't expect much of a review though, I'm terrible at detecting...
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    Re: Harrod's Agarwood Bond No. 9

    A quick heads up that this is currently 75 on the Harrods website. I tried it on a card the other day in the store but I felt the opening was very close to JPG Kokorico. I kept the card and later in...
  85. Re: NEW: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Ambra (Ingredient collection)

    Tried this the other day in Harrods. Hasn't read the recent comments on this and my first thought was to double check the bottle top make sure i hasn't sprayed the oud by mistake. Did a side by side...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    After the sweetness came……pretty much nothing. It was weak from the start and faded to a skin scent very quickly, pretty much disappearing within a few hours on me. I can cope with the weakness of...
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    Re: What's your pick(s) from Comme des Garcons line?

    2 Man, one of my all time favourites, absolutely love it.
    Any of the Incense Series (I own and love Avignon)
    Sugi/Hinoki
    Wonderoud
    Anbar (surprised this doesn’t get more attention)
    Vettiveru
  88. Re: I like it better than expensive scent X or I can't justify the price difference.

    Lomani Intense Black was 11 for 100ml, Royal Oud is now 200+ for 120ml.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Giving it a full wear today courtesy of the sample I got.

    Not impressed. Just a sweet, bland nothing of a fragrance. Reminds me a little of Armani Code Ultimate, but much weaker. Nothing extreme...
  90. Thread: Guilty Pleasure

    by tefg
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    Re: Guilty Pleasure

    I bought my wife a bottle, love it on her, it's her go to perfume for nights out with the girls. I've tried it myself, briefly, and washed it off straight away. Couldn't even stand it ion my skin in...
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    Poll: Re: Tabac Rouge - Opinions?

    Pretty much my first thought, so much so I wasn't particularly disappointed that the sprayer on my sample was broken, precluding me from trying it again.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Just tried it in store in Debenhams. On the fence so far. It's nice enough but as a big TF fan I'm a bit disappointed. Absolutely no resemblance to Noir. I did get a sample though so will give it a...
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    Poll: Re: Tabac Rouge - Opinions?

    Tried it recently and wasn't keen. Very sweet, seemed more honey than vanilla to me.
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    Re: Name your favorite Amouage

    I've seen Jubilation for a pretty decent price, but still out of my blind buy range so hoping to try a few Amouages when I'm in London next week, just not sure if I'll get the time.
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    Poll: Re: How open are you to wearing a "clone" scent ?

    I bought a couple of Lomani’s based on their closeness to far more expensive stuff. Find I don’t wear the Aventus clone much, but absolutely love the Royal Oud clone. Can’t really tell the difference...
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    Poll: Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver or Dior Homme Sport ?

    Like DHS, love GV, though the edt was far too fleeting, Grey Vetiver edp by a long long way over the edt.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 15th April 2015

    http://johnlewis.scene7.com/is/image/JohnLewis/000285210?$prod_main$
  98. Re: Name a fragrance someone on BN recommended that you absolutely love and wear because of the advi

    I wouldn’t say I wear it because of advice from an individual as such, but I often saw Narciso Rodriguez for Him being highly praised on here. I’d tried it years ago and thought it was horrible. My...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Edt vs Edp

    Just goes to show how much of a difference there can be from person to person.

    The main downside of the edt was always it’s performance on me, but the edp, as well as smelling richer and less...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    For anyone in the UK TK Maxx have 50ml of Spicebomb online for 29.99.
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