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    Re: Bentley Absolute for Men - Anyone?

    Yes, mine was from Harrods too....with a gold cap, and it is EDP.
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    Re: Bentley Absolute for Men - Anyone?

    It means it is limited to the number of bottles that Harrods can sell. ;-)
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    Re: Tell me about Dunhill fragrances

    The modern Edition is pretty sad compared to the original. I love the original Edition version. Anyone that does like Edition, Montegrappa's Nerouno is worth seeking out.
    I do like D and 51.3.
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    Re: Just sampled: "Bentley for Men"

    Well, it's been over a year, and they are not on the discounter shelves yet.
    They are great fragrances.
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    Re: Anyone selling AVENTUS?

    There is a guy on youtube that does reviews....He sells it.
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    Re: When is too much, too much?

    I am travelling down the same road as the OP at them moment.
    I have 221 bottles in my collection.....too many. Many of these I know I will never wear again, as there are others that I like more....
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    Re: What's a sister company?

    Yes, as Hednic pointed out.

    Example: Montblanc
    Montblanc forms part of the Richemont group. Its sister companies include luxury brands Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Chloé, and Baume et Mercier....
  8. Re: Dunhill Icon ... what's the word on this?

    I was looking forward to this one........but I guess I may never get to try it.:

    "Exclusively available to Harrods & UK dunhill boutiques"
  9. Re: Question about Decant Shop and their atomizer sizes ... I feel gypped

    Do you have a pic of the 5ml atomizer you received?
  10. Re: Goofiest thing you've seen on Ebay (men's fragrance category).

    Also.....If the product is a dud or fake, the seller only has to refund the item price, not the shipping fee.
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    Re: Hypothetical time

    A. for me. I wouldn't wear deodorant either.......I would soon be told to freshen up a bit, but not to overdo it. ;-)
  12. Re: Is this paranoia or are my suspicions legitimate?

    Less is more. ;-)
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    Re: Your "biggest regret" purchase?

    Aventus.
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    Re: Ebay transaction gone bad

    I think you need to re-read the OP. It is not a "learn from my mistake" type of post.
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    Re: Ebay transaction gone bad

    I still don't understand why you started this topic?????
    You know you made a mistake. What do you want to hear from Basenoters?
    Will you use a stock photo again? I doubt it.
    Have you learned...
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    Re: Do fragrances go off?

    'Straw staleness' has happened to me a few times. I have particularly noticed it when I have come home with a new bottle.
    I do test sprays on my skin in the store with a tester, and I like the...
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    Re: Bentley for Men Absolute - new fragrance

    Mine arrived today. It is GPH. Fantastic. I love it.

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=34144&stc=1
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    Re: Carbone de Balmain

    Here are pics of my bottle, which smells good. It is a few years old.
    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=34086&stc=1...
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    Re: Caron 3rd man or Dunhill for men ?

    Caron is better, IMHO.
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    Re: TV problems..

    Ask others around you if they can smell it on you.
  21. Re: Besides your skin, WHAT do your spray certain fragrances on and WHERE in your home?

    I don't use fragrances as room sprays, but I do have Frederic Malle's Russian Nights room spray, which we use regularly.
    http://www.fredericmalle.com/eu/candles-home-scents/russian-nights
  22. Re: Some fantastic scents from UK houses ? Suggestions ?

    Hugh Parsons are worth a try.
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    Re: Bentley Absolute for Men - Anyone?

    Bit the bullet. Ordered a bottle online from Harrods. Getting it delivered to my sister in-laws family in the UK. They are flying out to the UK next week, and will bring it back with them.
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    Re: I wish I hadn't just witnessed this...

    ........or will tell us that it is identical to Aventus.
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    Re: Creed Spice and Wood.. Discuss

    error, wrong fragrance.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    It has hit the stores in Melbourne for fellow Aussies.
    I saw it in Myer Melbourne on the weekend.
  27. Re: Is there anything that smells like John Varvatos Artisan Black, but lasts??

    There is 2 on ebay now......The question is, is it worth the asking price?
  28. Re: Is there anything that smells like John Varvatos Artisan Black, but lasts??

    Try L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Noir Absolu

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=32597&stc=1
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    Re: Your Collection.

    I'm at 215 bottles, no samples or decants.
    I'll be doing my annual cull soon. I would like to get it down to less than 50 bottles, but deep down, I know that won't happen.
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    Re: Charriol Philippe. Anyone tried it?

    Yes, 100ml
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    Re: Charriol Philippe. Anyone tried it?

    I Paid AUD$116 + $9.95 shipping.
    I used the discount code D4A67 for a discount.
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    Re: Charriol Philippe. Anyone tried it?

    Arrived this morning. Luckily, I forgot to spritz this morning, so I could wear it straight away.
    Initial reaction......Not a school boy scent, more mature.
    The closest fragrance in terms of...
  33. Re: TOM FORD Conditioning Beard Oil Oud Wood, Neroli Portofino & Tobacco Vanille

    Hmmmmm.....looking forward to this one....give the mighty mo a treat.
  34. Re: Top 5 scents you will be wearing this spring - Australian edition

    Steve McQueen for Men
    Acqua di Parma Colonia Leather Eau de Cologne Concentrée
    Montegrappa Nerouno
    Valentino Uomo
    Penhaligons Sartorial

    Can I pick more than 5? If yes, I'll add Timbuktu,...
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    Re: Charriol Philippe. Anyone tried it?

    Trigger has been pulled........
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    Re: Anyone sample Jimmy Choo for men?

    Very mainstream, but a nice scent.
    As most Basenoters prefer something that is different to mainstream fragrances, this will not appeal to them.
    I suspect though, that it will be a success for...
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    Re: Dunhill Edition re-launch

    I love the original Dunhill Edition. Haven't tried the re-formulation.
    Today I received Montegrappa Nerouno. IMHO it is just as good as DE. It is nearly identical as DE, but with a hint of Cacharel...
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    Re: Charriol Philippe. Anyone tried it?

    Yes, available at an online store here in Australia. I am considering doing a blind buy.
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    Charriol Philippe. Anyone tried it?

    As per the title, has anyone tried this yet, and what are your thoughts on it.
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    Re: Fragrance to Match my Watch?

    Paco Rabanne Invictus.
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    Re: Fragrance to Match my Watch?

    What next?....... Match a scent to my shoes????
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    Re: Presidential Scents

    I thought he wore Eight & Bob??????
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    Re: Vintages of Caron Pour un Homme

    I recently purchased the current version of PuH. 2 days later I found this vintage bottle at a local market for $2. I don't know how old it is though.

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  44. Re: Worst retailer that you've done business with

    I now have to agree with you about Universal Perfumes and Cosmetics in Kuwait. Their customer service is terrible. They will not respond to any emails....They will not answer any of the phone numbers...
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    Re: Chandler Burr at NGV

    .............but it is October now. Do you have a time machine? If yes, Can I borrow it?
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    Re: similarities with dph and prada lr

    I think your nose is off.
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    Re: Possible spoilage of cologne?

    IMHO, direct sunlight is more damaging to a fragrance then heat by itself.
    I have had a fragrance in the glove box of my car for a few years, and it still smells good.
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    Poll: Re: Dior Homme Intense vs Valentino Uomo

    I own both, I like both, and I find them different enough to own both.
    DHI, I prefer to wear on a cooler day, while I find that I prefer to wear Uomo on a warm day but not a very hot day.
    The dry...
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    Re: Bal d`Afrique

    If you do like the Byredo, try the Viaggio d`Africa by Pal Zileri. They are very similar.
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    Re: Shipwreck from 1864 yields new perfume

    I wonder if there was any Creed bottles on the ship???
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    Re: What is your favorite Musk fragrance?

    At the moment, for me it is Lorenzo Villoresi Musk
  52. Poll: Re: USA members POLL: Do you intend to buy the Pure Coffee reissue?

    No, I've given up on the A*Men flankers.......they are not impressive....IMHO.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Yep, thats where I bought mine from.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    I got a bottle of it today.......Love it.
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    Re: Bentley Intense or Carbone de Balmain?

    You mention that you already have GPH 1. The Balmain is similar to GPH 1. IMHO this would make one of them redundant, Therefore I suggest the Bentley.
  56. Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    Lalique for Bentley Crystal Edition ..........and a complementing deodorant if there is any change left over. ;-)
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    Re: Acqua di borsari colonia

    I have both the ADP and ADB. They are similar. I like them both, but the ADP has better longevity.
    For the price of the ADB, I can't really complain about the longevity.
  58. Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    For Australia only -
    I thought I would give away some samples of fragrances not readily available over here.
    I'll start off with this one.
    Steve McQueen King of Cool. This, IMHO, is an unknown...
  59. Re: Anyone else worried about bothering people with Tobacco Vanille?

    Taking a whiff of a sample vial, and actually wearing it, are very different. Put it on, but don't over do it.
    TV is my biggest compliment getter.
    Wear it proudly. ;-)
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    Re: Bentley for Men Absolute - new fragrance

    Love the Intense......Can't wait for this one.
  61. Re: old hyped frags which rarely get mentioned now

    Agree with this ^
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    Re: Motorcycle leather tattoo

    After reading this topic, it has confirmed what many have said in the past......You cannot assign a scent to a stereotype person.
    Just as you cannot assign a scent to an asian, or black person, or a...
  63. Re: Nasomatto Duro = Carner Barcelona Cuirs + Montale Aoud Musk?

    I have both FB's of Aoud Musk and Duro, and do not find them nearly identical as posted previously. The Aoud Musk is stronger and last longer......but they are in no way the same.
  64. Re: Anyone have any experience with Truefit and Hill fragrances?

    I have the Spanish Leather. It is nice, but lacks in longevity, IMHO.
    It is a scent for mature man.....and not for night clubbing. There is not much leather in there either. I get more spices than...
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    Re: Mugler Cologne or Eau De Cartier?

    Mugler.......No brainer.
  66. Re: Dissecting an (extraordinary) rare gem: "ETTORE BUGATTI" first version (The Original, 1992)

    This is a great 'hidden' gem. I have 2 bottles of it now. Compliments everytime I wear it.
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    Re: Copy Scent Embarrassment

    We're getting some colder days coming up.....I am going to wear the Phaedon Tabac Rouge to see the reactions from this. I think I have only worn it once since I bought it. I will try it out where I...
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    Re: Copy Scent Embarrassment

    It happens to me whenever I wear the Palermo TV. I just tell them it is TV......I don't mention that it is a copy.
    Yet, I have never received a compliment from wearing the real TV.
  69. Re: Is Nasomatto Duro just a shameless, concentrated copy of M7?

    Not a crtisism....but a question......
    To all those that say that they are similar, are you testing an actual bottle of Duro or a decant/sample?
    I noticed the OP mentioned that he was not aware...
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    Re: Motorcycle leather tattoo

    Tom Ford Tuscan leather
    Tokyo Milk's Bulletproof
    Creed Royal Oud
  71. Re: If you already have a lot of fragrance but want another, do you buy the smaller size or larger ?

    I try to buy the smaller bottles these days, as I rarely get through a full 100ml bottle.
  72. Re: Have any of you guys tried vacuum sealing/packing your colognes?

    Vacuum will draw the liquid out of the bottles.
    Don't do it.
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    Re: Best/favorite MASCULINE smoky?

    Comme de Garcons Black. Love it. This is smokey.
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    Re: What was/would be your wedding fragrance?

    28 years ago, it was Dunhill Edition.
    Today, I could quite happily wear it again..........But now that I have more to choose from, I could choose from the following, depending on the weather and my...
  75. Re: My STC Tobacco Vanille is stronger than my eBay purchase?

    Sorry.....What is STC?
  76. Re: Who would wear Black by Comme des Garçons

    I have it, I love it and I wear it quite regularly......not to formal occassions or business meetings though.
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    Re: Cologne for Executives

    Hugh Parsons Traditional.
  78. Re: Clive Christian C versus X - How do they differ ?

    Not overkill to have both. They are not that similar.......X only has a hint of CNH.
  79. Re: Clive Christian C versus X - How do they differ ?

    X is difficult to compare with similar fragrances.......
    From X, I get a hint of Costume National Homme from it.
  80. Re: If I love CDG 2 Man will I love CDG Black?

    I own both, and love both.
    2 Man, IMO, can be worn on any day of the year.
    Black, IMO, needs to be worn on a certain type of day.....a cooler day.....not for formal occasions or business meetings...
  81. Re: What's Vic Mackey wearing when he's moonlighting as a crime figure?

    I can only picture him wearing a drug store scent.
    Caliber 12 by Jeanne Arthes maybe.....or Remy Latour's Cigar.
  82. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    My 2c worth..........

    I will not knowingly buy a fake......not interested in them.
    I keep an open mind with cheap alternatives. In the past, I was only interested in the original fragrances. My...
  83. Re: palermo perfumes tomford tobacco vanille vs real tomford tobacco vanille

    From this month, they only have 1 store. It is:
    474 Sydney Rd
    Coburg, 3058
  84. Re: palermo perfumes tomford tobacco vanille vs real tomford tobacco vanille

    I am getting a slight Costume National Homme vibe from the CC X.
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    Re: Oscar for Men: Is it a good scent?

    This is a really good scent, and cheap too.
    As Hednic mentioned, this can be worn anytime of the year.
  86. Re: palermo perfumes tomford tobacco vanille vs real tomford tobacco vanille

    I visited the Palermo store today, and bought the Dunhill by Dunhill, which I think is incorrectly named. I think it is a copy of the Dunhill Edition.
    I also bought the Clive Christian X. Never...
  87. Re: palermo perfumes tomford tobacco vanille vs real tomford tobacco vanille

    The Tuscan Leather and the Noir de Noir are VERY VERY good.
    I also have the originals of both of these. The Palermo's seem to be stronger.
    I do have the Oud Wood, but I don't like that one......but...
  88. Re: palermo perfumes tomford tobacco vanille vs real tomford tobacco vanille

    I have the real TV, Palermo's TV and Phaedon's Tabac Rouge.
    I wear the Palermo more than the others, mainly due to the price, I can afford to wear it daily if I want.
    I have never received a...
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Comme des Garcons Black
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    Re: Remy Latour Cigar.. Thoughts?

    The pyramid for Cigar:
    Top notes : bergamot, lemon, pear, plum, pineapple.
    Middle notes : tagete, geranium, jasmine, bayleaf, basil, nutmeg.
    Base notes : cedar wood, patchouli, sandalwood,...
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    Re: Remy Latour Cigar.. Thoughts?

    I have it, and I like it. I do like the 20th anniversary edition more. It is not quite the same as the regular Cigar.
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  92. Re: Comme des Garcons 2 Man projection/longevity issues

    No, but it does make CdG2 redundant in my case.
  93. Re: Comme des Garcons 2 Man projection/longevity issues

    I do like CdG2 also. Longevity is not great on me......maybe 3-4 hours.
    If I want greater longevity, I use Le Labo Vetiver 46. It is similar to CdG2, but lasts longer. I get a full day from the Le...
  94. Re: New releases: L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Yuzu and Sport Mint

    They are similar, but the mint is a stronger fragrance, and fresher, IMHO.
    Longevity on the Sport was not good on me. 2-3 hours on a good day.
    Longevity on the Sport Mint was not bad.....I got 5-6...
  95. Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    For me, it is more of a case of the fragrance not being available in Australia.......or, Australia not getting the latest releases the same time that the rest of the world gets them. It can take...
  96. Re: New releases: L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Yuzu and Sport Mint

    I have the Sport Mint.
    As all the flankers, you can tell it is Issey Miyake. I do like the mint addition. Definitely noticeable.
    IMHO, this is better and last longer than the previous sport version.
  97. Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    I have been thinking about this for a few days now........70% of my fragrances are blind buys, and there have not been many disappointments.

    My most surprising, and enjoyable blind buy for me, was...
  98. Re: Outlaw and Independant perfumers who ignore IFRA bans

    Is abiding by the IFRA regulations, voluntary or mandatory?
  99. Re: Fragrances that smell identical to others.

    Tobacco Vanille = Phaedon Tabac Rouge
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    Re: Steve McQueen fragrances

    I received a bottle of King of Cool today.
    Wow, this is pretty good. Difficult to find. I had to buy mine from Kuwait.
    This reminds me of Black XS, and a little bit of Aventus.....even a bit of...
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