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  1. Poll: Re: Chanel Allure Homme Eau Extreme vs. Mugler Ultra Zest

    As I said, the Chance Eau Fraiche is my wife's signature. I know it when I smell it. Eau Extreme reminds me of it in the top and base. Not saying you need to have the same experience as me. I've...
  2. Re: Anybody else prefer sample and decant sprayers over full bottle sprayers?

    Depends on how much I'd use from the fragrance in question.

    Rarely use TdH parfum, so have it in a nice little atomiser for when I do use it. A full 75ml parfum bottle might be more economical,...
  3. Thread: Ormonde Man

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    Re: Ormonde Man

    I've only tried it once. I remember it as fairly strong but didn't think much of it.
  4. Poll: Re: Chanel Allure Homme Eau Extreme vs. Mugler Ultra Zest

    Yep it isn't that strong. It's definitely a pleasant accord although sometimes it can get a bit overwhelming for me.
  5. Poll: Re: Chanel Allure Homme Eau Extreme vs. Mugler Ultra Zest

    You're getting a creamy-cedar, right?
  6. Poll: Re: Chanel Allure Homme Eau Extreme vs. Mugler Ultra Zest

    I tried the Chanel again and can't help but think that aspets of the top and base are almost identical to Chanel's Chance Eau Fraiche. This is my wife's signature scent so I'm wondering if it's my...
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    Re: Boucheron Homme question

    I've just bumped an old(ish) thread in the vintage forum regarding Boucheron which might shed some light on the vintage bottles. Thought I'd mention that on this thread here as well, in case it's of...
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    Re: Boucheron Pour Homme

    Does anyone know of differences with the outer packaging?

    Also the above pics are comparing vtg Eau de Toilette with modern Eau de Parfum, so potentially apples and oranges comparison...
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    Re: Boucheron Homme question

    I find this too. I am totally anosmic to the musks in both of them though, which is a shame. To me the Boucheron is a bit more classy, but 1881 isn't half bad by any means. The latter IMHO has been...
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    Re: Boucheron Homme question

    I've only ever owned the Parfum in the modern version. I know family that swear by the EdT - it seems more popular than I know. I have to do some digging to find the vintage
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Most recently in London:

    - Guerlain Vetiver, on just about every other female that walks past me at work. Surprised at this as I thought it's mostly men that wear it. But I do see it as completely...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    loooooooooool



    Me too. But I'm guessing it's more likely to be a beauty product or cream of some sort. Purely on the basis of probability, no other reason for assuming this.
  13. Poll: Re: Chanel Allure Homme Eau Extreme vs. Mugler Ultra Zest

    Agreed. Great long-lasting lemon scent, so I voted for the Chanel.
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche AND TDH?

    I must agree with you on this, Oslo-Fjord. This was my immediate reaction to it when I first tried it. It also reminds me of Eau d' Orange Verte to some extent.
  15. Thread: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    62690
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche AND TDH?

    Tend to agree with this too - it was too sharp for me as well. I much prefer the mineral/earth/pepper combination in the original, with just the right amount of fruit. Awesome summer and winter scent...
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    Re: Best Benzoin Perfumes?

    Completely agree with this too. One of my favourites and the style of Diptyque fragrances is just superb. Love this house.
  18. [UK] Re: Creed | D R Harris | Villoresi | Ralph Lauren | Tiffany | YSL

    Prices lowered even further
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    Re: Boucheron Homme question

    Try and find Eau Sauvage Extreme - it has been tweaked again, but I picked up a magnetic-top bottle of the 2010 edition (according to the BN directory). Very close to the YSL PH Concentree IMHO.
    ...
  20. Re: Best current formulations of old fragrances (60's, 70's, 80's, 90's)

    Aramis Classic for me smells very good.

    Also VC&A Tsar isn't bad either.
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    Re: New: Tom Ford Sole Di Positano

    Probably he'll discontinue another two or three world favourites to balance the quantity out. Usual story with this brand.
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    Re: Which TDH should be my next?

    It was more or less full, so I assumed it was new.
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    Re: Dior Sauvage reformulation

    'It does not smell the same at all' seems to be a bit of an exaggeration to me. It has been toned down or tweaked slightly - as has been said in other threads - but I wouldn't personally go as far as...
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    Re: Which TDH should be my next?

    I have to disagree with most of you here. The EdT has been reformulated, as I've said many times before on the forum. However, recently gave it another go in a store and with just one spray I kind of...
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    Re: New Paco Rabanne PH (2015) = Oakmoss??

    Oakmoss is not banned per se, but is allowed in very limited/restricted/controlled quantities.
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    Re: any First in Fragrance coupons ?

    It's €10, not 10% ??? Wow, misunderstood that! You're right if so, Red. Pretty much negligible.
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    Re: Sample Pass (CONUS only) Retro Roses!

    It's threads like these that make me wish I lived in the US sometimes! :)

    Way to go all - great thread; would encourage many more of these to take place. Think it's a great way to get everyone to...
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    Re: any First in Fragrance coupons ?

    Well I should be able to find out soon as well. How far in advance before your birthdays are you getting the coupon?
  29. Poll: Re: Aventus just gave birth to fraternal 'batch' twins -- Vintage Pineapple & VP Noir

    Thanks guys - it's no good you posting that here. We prefer it if you report the thread using the triangular bracket with the exclamation mark ("!") at the bottom of the each post. Reporting a thread...
  30. Thread: Best face scrub

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    Re: Best face scrub

    It's the one that replaced the Juniper Bark Scrub, which was my preferred scrub a long time ago before it got discontinued.

    - - - Updated - - -



    I must say I'm very impressed with the whole...
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    Have to say that despite my last post in this thread, I've given up on straights. Tried a Merkur 27C Slant last Summer (2016) to take on holiday and ended up using this DE with Feather blades ever...
  32. Re: Cedrat Boise = Strongest performing aventus alternative?

    Ask and ye shall receive!

    Done.
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    Re: Porcelain Aftershave Container

    Yep, agree it could be Tabac. Could be Kouros as well though.

    Do we have any clues - like weather it's a splash bottle or spray?
  34. Thread: SWEET violette?

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    Re: SWEET violette?

    There is a UK barbershop brand, Trumper's, which does a wonderul Violets scent. It's supposed to be (and merketed for) gents, but I think it's totally unisex.
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    Re: Caron - Pour un Homme Millésime 2014

    I had it!
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    Re: What to do with samples?

    There is also the giveaway threads :)

    Go on, help out a newbie!
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    Re: grown appreciation for Body Kouros

    I agree that BK is spoilt by the sweetness. Eucalyptus is a gorgeous note on its own, but it has been overdone here with the sweetness. I sold my bottle long ago. But I love the original Kouros and...
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    Re: Brut Classic vs. vintage (?) Brut by Fabergé

    Wowzers- thanks for that!

    Kind of felt sorry for the guy. I must fish this film out as I want to know what happens next ;)
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    Re: Jacques Bogart Signature

    To me it's more of a fougere/chypre scent, so I get little connection to the leather that is Bel Ami...

    I am personally totally against blind buying, unless you absolutely know (somehow) that you...
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    Re: Absolu pour le soir

    Les Senteurs as well no doubt??? Thought they were one of the first that stocked this range in the UK.
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    Re: any First in Fragrance coupons ?

    This is correct. They moved a few years (months?) ago and there was a coupon sent out by them.



    That's what I remember. But I think you have to have bought from them previously in order to...
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    Poll: Re: I need your help: Vote

    Welcome to BN!

    Honestly, without knowing much about it is that you like, currently own, etc you will likely get 50 answers from 50 people. My choice here is Sauvage but I don't mind the YSL you...
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite John Varvatos?

    Owned and used original and vintage, with the latter being my favourite in the line. Very under-rated house.
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    Re: Brut Classic vs. vintage (?) Brut by Fabergé

    Link to the ad is required. Now please. Thanks. :)
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    Re: NEW: Ermenegildo Zegna Essenze Spice

    Wow - this seems like an exciting few releases from this ever-impressive brand.

    Thanks for letting us know!
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    Re: What's your opinion on Creed Spice and Wood?

    That's what I thought of it too. Nothing special and if anything quite synthetic and nauseating. Something in it bothers me. Wouldn't pay that kind of money for something like this.
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    Re: Chanel UK price increase

    Spot on MrsDalloway. I've noticed this with a few scents. Unfortunately, the low £/GBP is going to have a huge impact for us frag heads - most of our hobbies are made or sourced from the EU and...
  48. Thread: Floris London 1962

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    Re: Floris London 1962

    There must be more than one way to skin a cat - don't any of the other 'usual places' stock this as a product to be sampled? I can see I might end up going into town again to check this out...
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    Re: Rose Otto Bulgarian VS Rose Otto Anatolian

    Have moved this to Fragrance DIY as it is likely to get more visibility in this board...
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    Re: Best Travel Atomizer To Use With Aventus?

    Hmm... good point. I ended up ordering from BeautySpin / Notino, but there may be other places online that have them. I got the three plastic spray bottles with the atomiser, but I do know they are...
  51. Thread: Jo malone

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    Re: Jo malone

    It depends - which country are you based in? I'm guessing from your user name you might be based in Athens, Greece?
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Think I have a 2015 bottle. No difference in smell for me. Just have this weird illusion that it lasts a little bit less than it used to. Definitely have an authentic bottle before anyone asks me.
  53. Thread: Floris London 1962

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    Re: Floris London 1962

    I saw that too - sample is £3.50, but delivery is £3 or £3.80 I think. Total rip-off! What are the going to do - send this it in a one foot sqaure box?
  54. Re: New fragrance (sort of) - D. R. Harris Twenty Nine, anyone tried it?

    I picked up a bottle of their Arlington cologne last week. As much as I wanted to try 29, they didn't have it at the shop I was at. Bummer.
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    Re: Best Travel Atomizer To Use With Aventus?

    I managed to find the "gift set" version which comes as one leather case, three internal spray atomisers and a faux velvet pouch as pictured. Very good price although limited number of colours.
    ...
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    Re: Beautyspin.co.uk???

    Darn! Put an order in last night and only just saw this!
  57. Re: Besides Aventus, your current top 5 niche frags....

    Surely a new thread can be justified for a such a specific topic? Perhaps in the Australia shopping guide board?
  58. Re: Besides Aventus, your current top 5 niche frags....

    Plenty of niche that I like:

    - Amouage Jubilation XXV / Epic Woman
    - Diptyque Eau Duelle
    - French Lover, Frederic Malle (wearing this today and love it!)
    - Villoresi Sandalo
    - Villoresi Spezie...
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    Re: Dior sauvage alternative

    'Reformulated' doesn't have to mean a complete overhaul of the scent - it could easily be just a slight tweak. IMHO the dihydromyrcenol has been toned down. When the scent first came out towards the...
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    Re: Best Travel Atomizer To Use With Aventus?

    Wow, thanks for keeping your word!

    I'm sold! Will be ordering a couple before my next adventure abroad. Who needs a full bottle for a mere few days abroad, when you can take something as lush as...
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    Re: Your take on Black Orchid EDP by Tom Ford ?

    It takes a lot of guts for a man to pull this off IMHO, but that does not mean it's purely feminine. For some reason (perception perhaps), I associate most women with florals or light musks with...
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    Re: Versatile Formal Niche Scent

    French Lover / Bois d' Orage by Frederic Malle is what you're looking for.
  63. Re: What was the first fragrance recorded in Basenotes as your SOTD?

    Aha! Useful that!

    Mine was the venerated Terre d' Hermes EdT. Funnily enough I wore the same scent like ten times back to back with only one exception.
  64. Thread: Breaking bottles

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    Re: Breaking bottles

    I was going to suggest pliars to rip the atomiser off, but cytherian beat me to it.
    If it has been crimped though or enforced on the bottle in some other way, you may need to pry it open from...
  65. Re: What is it that makes the opening of Kouros and Antaeus similar?

    They are both supposed to have animalic notes at the start (I think?), but do also remember that a 'note' is mostly an effect of that note being there. It could well be you are detecting a common...
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    Re: Old fragrances that smell 'modern'

    Plenty of such scents around. In my opinion, I would say:

    - Aramis Classic (even in current formulation, this one smells awesome and totally modern - just don't overspray)
    - Azzaro Pour Homme
    -...
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    Re: Best Travel Atomizer To Use With Aventus?

    Yes would appreciate that - thanks!

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    A quick google aound shows that they are available quite widely in the UK - Debenhams, Escentual and Notino all do them at very good...
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    Re: NEW: Colonia Ebano by Acqua di Parma

    Thanks for the update, OP.



    I agree, yet another release from this brand means we have lots of catching up to do! I like the leather too, but there are so many leathers out there, that there...
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    Re: NEW: Colonia Ebano by Acqua di Parma

    Thanks for the update, OP.



    I agree, yet another release from this brand means we have lots of catching up to do! I like the leather too, but there are so many leathers out there, that there...
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    Re: Best Travel Atomizer To Use With Aventus?

    That looks really good, Galanthus. Just wondering what the quality and material of the actual sprayer part is - is it metal or plastic?

    Also, I see they are available as a gift set of three...
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    Re: Favorite Tobacco Colognes 2017

    Still like these classics for this note:

    - Paco Rabanne Pour Homme (yes, even in the most recent version - it may have even been improved lately)
    - Aramis Havana, can't go wrong with this one
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    Re: Two Huge Compliments This Week

    LOL, I bet you're not the first person to think that :)
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    Re: Question about Jubilation XXV formulation

    Agree with both of these comments. Current is just as strong as it has been and makes for a wonderful fougere take on incense. Very masculine and quite addictive I might add!
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Safari for men

    This is correct. I find them very similar; with more mint in the Pasha. I prefer Safari overall though.



    Definitely. It's one of those hidden gem scents. I recently rediscovered it (it's my...
  75. Thread: Notino site legit?

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    Re: Notino site legit?

    They are totally legit and a very good company to deal with!

    I bought my bottle of Jubilation XXV from them last year (UK site) and they sold me a magnetic top bottle. I called their helpline...
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    Re: Terre d'hermes - reformulated?

    The correct place to ask, IMHO, is the Vintage Forum - maybe start a new thread there?
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    Moderator Message

    Once again it's necessary to remind members that this thread is no place for soliciting sales, trades, swaps, wanted batches, etc.

    The market place is the correct location for that - any posts to...
  78. Thread: UK samples Advice

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    Re: UK samples Advice

    I have to say I totally recommend Fragrancesamplesuk - Google them for their link.

    Scentsamplesuk was once reliable and fast. They also had free shipping, but IMHO and unfortunately, they have...
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    Re: Fresh Office cologne

    I second all of these! The two Creeds are like benchmark 'fresh masculine' scents, whereas something like Cerruti 1881 would be top five on my designer list. Chanel Pour Monsieur might fit the...
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    Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Interesting, Renato. Thanks for this. I will go and check my bottles later as I did tend to find them a tad weak. That might explain it. Or it could just be nose fatigue.
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    Re: Is GFD becoming the new MFD?

    Mods and admins are only as good as the information we have at our finger tips. Whether it be spam or offensive posts or - as per this thread - threads in the wrong place, we really do rely on...
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    Re: Just how 'Rare' are Creeds 'Vaulted' Fragrances ?

    I would trust the Basenotes forums a lot more than eBay especially when it comes to high value items. There are just too many dodgy things/people on eBay...
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    Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    If by 'tube bottle' you mean 'tin can', then yes it's vintage...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    This has baffled mods alike, chaps - we got several 'requests' to close his account and saw the multiple posts on the site as well, but got no further confirmation from him. The account is locked for...
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    Re: Best "Clove" Fragrances for Men?

    Spezie by Villoresi
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    Re: What if.... Aventus were to be discontinued

    Amen to that! Maybe we could start archiving some of the longest threads on the forum...!!
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    Re: Is Creed ever gonna put anything new out?

    Is there a more accurate due date on this yet?
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    As I understand it, at Basenotes Towers they are getting ready for a new Viking Batch variations threads, shortly to be followed by the sub-forum of the same ;)
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    Re: Amouage Epic Extrait De Parfum

    I would be interested to hear your thoughts on this one too. I own the Woman EdP but have long been tempted by this extrait. It's a luscious burst of florals, woods and oriental spices.
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    Re: Feuilles Vertes unvaulted by Creed

    My thoughts exactly... will the new version be a watering can perhaps? :D

    Still, would be interested to know if this is available in other regions as well.
  91. Re: What do One Man Show, Drakkar Noir, Aramis and Azzaro Pour Homme have in common?

    I would say that as they are all fougere/chypres, the common note in them all is Patchouli, but it's hard to tell if they have the same aroma checmical between them giving that effect.

    It could...
  92. Re: Elysees Parfums (France): Great Company, Amazing Experience!!!

    I used them for the first time during the last few days of 2016. I got a similar impression of them. I had only ordered a small bottle of a Creed that I have got to like. It came in about a week and...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2017

    60862

    Recently rediscovered it... beautiful citrus & woods
  94. Thread: Rainy day scents?

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    Re: Rainy day scents?

    Greens or woods for me - Green Irish Tweed is my rainy day scent, as is Sandalo by Villoresi.
  95. Re: Aventus is Discontinuing the 120ml and 75ml Bottles. Replacing with 100 and 50ml Bottles.

    Can anyone else vouch for this or provide a link to this?
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    Re: Beautyspin.co.uk???

    I saw that one too but you had to buy a specific product with cost £13 or £16. Can't remember what but it wasn't fragrance...
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    Re: Just under $10,000 of cologne and perfume stolen

    Technically, that could mean all Basenoters are suspects? :evil: :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Dior sauvage alternative

    I agree with this. They are only alike for maybe the first ten seconds.

    I have to admit that I don't get much vetiver from Sauvage. There might be a patchouli note in there, but it is very hard...
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    Re: Dior sauvage alternative

    There is definitely a 'difference' (not sure what else it can be called?) between 2015 and 2016 bottles. The original for me had way too much dihydromyrcenol in it which gave me a headache. Later...
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    Re: Creed Scents - Samples

    I'm guessing the 'sharp' note you are smelling here is the lime. That's likely to be as you've not "trained" much before, which is OK - it just means you have the perfect excuse to try new scents...
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