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    Re: Thoughts on YSL Sleek Suede?

    Haven't seen it yet but will try if I come across it.
    Sounds like it will be mediocre at best.
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    Re: Creed - Original Santal - Options?

    Others have mentioned Individuel.
    Agreed, but I'm also adding Paco Rabanne XS. Just as good as either in my opinion and can often be found dirt cheap.
    No justification that I can think of for...
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    Re: gucci envy edt vs aftershave splash

    Like many aftershaves there's a lack of " thickness " that seems to change the profile of the scent and that I actually find attractive.
    It's clearly not going to have the potency of the edt but I...
  4. Re: Does the band Train have a problem with cologne?

    You're not kidding ( though I guess the "what did you buy today", "what are you waiting to be delivered in the mail", what are you enjoying today", "what are you wearing today", "why are you wearing...
  5. Re: Kenneth Cole Black - Hidden gem but concerned about performance.

    It's not my kind of scent profile but I quite enjoyed a tester I had of it.
    I found performance on the poor side, though I wouldn't see it as a deal breaker.
  6. Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    I guess DHI is seen as more of an evening and maybe seductive type of scent, but I'd hate to feel responsible if your date thought " he's my kind of guy but he smelled just a little too much of cocoa...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

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    My bad.
    I should have foreseen the confusion the acronym I employed would give rise to ..:embarassed:
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I doubt it.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Paco Rabanne XS
    Hadn't worn it in a couple of years. Smells less sharp and much smoother and more distinguished than it ever seemed to before. may seek out a back up bottle...
  10. Re: Winter cologne upwards of $100 preferred?

    Maybe he's enthusiastically reading in for more recommendations :rolleyesold:
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    Re: My fragrance experience yesterday

    Banned on 1st day.
    Thanks for the laugh :laugh:
  12. Re: Montblanc Explorer...like Aventus or like Sauvage?

    Like Aventus, yes, but to me very similar to at least one of the pineapple vintage versions (I'd have assumed it was one of them if I hadn't known better, especially after the opening )
    If it's down...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Yea, you trolled the MFD board for about the 150th time in the last couple of years
    Congratulations :rolleyesold:
  14. Re: NEW : CALVIN KLEIN Eternity for Men Eau De Parfum

    I'm posting again because i tested this yesterday.
    the problem is I tested this on one wrist and Valentino Uomo on the other ( plus on my cardigan ) and it was drowned out by the Valentino.
    From...
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    Re: Which fragrances asked too much of you ?

    It's asking a lot of any man to wear L'Heure Bleue imo...
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    Re: Why aventus is the best parfum for man?

    It isn't.
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    Re: Which fragrances asked too much of you ?

    Only various women's or even unisex scents, and older scents like Jicky ( I love traditional classics but The openings of Jicky, Mouchoir De Monsieur and Habit Rouge ask a lot of me :undecided:)
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    Re: RIP Dan "MyMickers" Mish

    Sorry to hear this.
    Rest in peace....
  19. Thread: Egoiste?

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    Re: Egoiste?

    Egoiste is a classic with very good performance. It has nothing in common with Platinum Egoiste, the name is a red herring.
    Dior Homme Intense is another classic with very good performance but...
  20. Thread: Rip git

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    Re: Rip git

    Very close to my own experience except that while Cool Water makes me feel nauseous I could still wear and more or less enjoy GIT ( though I don't as I don't own it and wouldn't buy it at even a...
  21. Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    I think the real issue is that a significant number of members apparently can't recognize an obvious troll when they get trolled by one.
  22. Re: Top ten list of favourite fragrances that can be got for $60 or less

    Too many to know where to start really, but any Guerlain is a good bet.
    Many very good scents mentioned above
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    Re: Question about current Paco Rabanne pH?

    Good post.
    Said everything I intended to and more.
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    Re: Amber Sultan, Amber 114, or Grand Soir

    I'm a fan of Ambre Sultan but prefer Grand Soir, though whether it's worth the considerable price mark up is debatable
  25. Re: Givenchy Gentleman was my 1980's teenage scent - does it still have the magic ?

    What ! Gah !
    Outrageous and cynical marketing ploy !

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  26. Re: Does your partner understand your addiction?

    Thankfully it was never quite an addiction for me and the state of current releases plus the fact that the scents that were on my to buy list have now become extremely difficult to find at a...
  27. Re: What are the differences between Guerlain L'Instant Parfum and EDT ?

    Might be because the hype train for the EDP left town a while ago now.
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I found this statement on the site :
    " No Budget Limitations for our Master Perfumers."
    Surely this is demonstrably false ?
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  29. Re: Davidoff Cool Water - A question concerning its magic, lost or otherwise.

    I never tried the original but the scent I tried from about 2015 was unwearable to me. Possibly something to do with sensitivity to an ingredient or possibly just because i can't stand the smell.
  30. Re: Givenchy Gentleman was my 1980's teenage scent - does it still have the magic ?

    I've said it before and I'll no doubt say it again - If you want the Givenchy Gentleman magic you need a bottle with a wraparound label. Nothing more nothing less, no ifs or buts.

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  31. Re: Did you ever blind-buy Heritage de Guerlain, and did it fall short, meet, or exceed expectations

    So my quoting you is taking you out of context ?
    I'll try again to explain what I found unreasonable in your post :
    You state ( regarding the combination of lavender and bergamot ) : " I realize...
  32. Re: Givenchy Gentleman was my 1980's teenage scent - does it still have the magic ?

    Does it still have the magic ?
    No, not to me, but still a lot better than most current designer releases.
  33. Re: What is that "celery" note specially in Yatagan

    I've never smelled Yatagan so cant comment but I'm wearing Phileas right now ( one of my favourites ) and though the celery note is obvious to me now I didn't pick it out of a composite of soapy and...
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    Re: Copper by Comme des Garçons

    I thought the same about Virgin Island Water, ( and still do) which is roughly three times the asking price of this one will be.
    I'll be giving it a try.
  35. Re: Did you ever blind-buy Heritage de Guerlain, and did it fall short, meet, or exceed expectations

    So : " It was about half and half for me, but not enough to keep it."
    But it was also " horrible " :rolleyesold:
  36. Re: What are the differences between Guerlain L'Instant Parfum and EDT ?

    I like them both but find LIDGE ( if that's what you mean by parfum) a bit heavy on the cocoa.
    For versatility I'd take LIDG (the EDT )
  37. Re: Today can in the mail Declaration Cartier and Opium pour homme

    Both high quality scents in my view.
    The cumin note can be challenging in Declaration but I'm still a fan.
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    Re: How do you rate Aramis Devin?

    It's well done but definitely old school ( very green and heavy on carnation ) One that I respect but don't wear that much.
  39. Re: Did you ever blind-buy Heritage de Guerlain, and did it fall short, meet, or exceed expectations

    Yes, Heritage is more masculine. I would think twice before wearing Habit Rouge for the same reasons you posted, but there is a clear overlap with the guerlinade DNA.
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    Re: Help me find better

    If you are searching for amber with remarkable longevity maybe try MFK Grand Soir.
  41. Re: Your Current Favorite Fragrances That Set You Apart From The Public?

    https://i.imgflip.com/3dim26.jpg
  42. Re: If you could have 3 and only 3 fragrances from now until the end - which 3, and why? (no 'buts'.

    I'm surprised to see Live Jazz on anyone's list here but there are times when it strikes me as up there with the great YSL scents and unbeatable in warm weather.
    Severely underrated in my view.
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    Re: What cologne was joker wearing

    I was wearing Kouros. ( Or was that '82 :undecided:)
  44. Re: If you could have 3 and only 3 fragrances from now until the end - which 3, and why? (no 'buts'.

    Very close to mine.
    I'd swap Musc Ravageur for Givenchy Gentleman.
    Original Kouros because it's iconic, multifaceted, superbly performing and sweeps away anything I've tried from major houses in...
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    Re: which one is better bubblegum scent ?

    JPG Ultramale makes me think of pink candy or gum.
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme 1976

    Sounds about right.( On all counts)
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    Re: 10's top ten?

    This is beyond me.
    I can't even think of a stand out fragrance released in most of the last 10 years ( Though admittedly I've tried few "niche" scents over the last decade )
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    Re: Guerlain Derby

    I never got a chance to test the original but the current version is superb, at least to me.
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    Re: Would you.....

    No, I wouldn't.
    Even if I generally enjoyed unisex / feminine leaning scents I wouldn't enjoy Chergui.
    Cloying, unpleasant and unwearable to me.
    ( On the other hand I enjoy Ambre Sultan which...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    That's very kind of you, thanks !
    I'm actually not much better but have put on a sweatshirt that still smells of Terre D'Hermes Parfum from a couple of days ago without any ill effects, so I just...
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    Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    I haven't found a substitute for vintage Givenchy Gentleman.
    I do enjoy Heritage and it does have patchouli ( and also Fendi Uomo, though my small bottle has run out and won't be easy to replace)but...
  52. Re: I received very negative feedback unexpectedly by a trusted loved one

    :lolk: The question on everybody's lips.
    ( Along with " Did he buy it from an authorized distributor ? " )
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I've spent the day in bed with nausea and a stomach ache so went with Monsieur De Givenchy as the idea of pretty much anything else exacerbated the nausea.
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    Re: Should I get these fragrances?

    I would probably choose Obsession and Bentley Intense from your list, but I'm a lot older. The Mont Blanc is probably a more obvious young person's scent but in the end you are better off trying them...
  55. Re: In Your Opinion What Qualifies as a Fragrance?

    I agree with this. ( My use of the term aftershave applies to a spray or splash bottle of high alcohol content versions of edts. edps or edcs )
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Glad you've been enjoying something that's mostly harmless , that's not not something I can always truthfully say :shocked:
  57. Re: In Your Opinion What Qualifies as a Fragrance?

    I would be amazed at anyone who didn't count an aftershave as a fragrance ( unless it's unscented - in which case it would probably be a balm or a lotion rather than an authentic aftershave)
    Things...
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    Re: There's a fire, you can take only one.

    I'm often amused by the ingenuity employed by members in coming up with different names for threads asking about anyone's favourite scents :smiley:
    I'd probably grab my 125 ml bottle of Dior Homme...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Parfums Vintage Noir Intense. ( " What are you wearing, that's nice" from a mid thirties female friend )
    I rarely wear it as it's nothing special to me but nearly always get compliments when I do.
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    Re: How Many Fragrances is "Too Many"?!

    I don't disagree with any of this.
    Having said that, my own answer to the question posed by the OP is simply that it's pointless having scents you don't wear or don't enjoy wearing. I'm happy with...
  61. Re: What do these three fragrances have in common?

    No idea. I haven't smelled Puredistance M but don't really get the similarity between the other two.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Terre D'hermes Parfum. Was kind of cold and it seemed like a decent option. Hadn't worn it in a while and had forgotten how much intensity and depth it had.
    Strong skin scent 20 hours later...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    It was the original name, though this may be complicated with releases on different sides of the Atlantic using different names at different times.
  64. Re: Is there a high quality expensive ingredient version of Old Spice someone else makes?

    Some suggest Viking is similar.
    Not sure about high quality ingredients but it's certainly ridiculously expensive for what it is.
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    Re: Body Kouros.. arrived

    I wouldn't buy any of the current YSL bottles. They made the formulations weaker, the bottles smaller and hiked up the prices.
    better to look for older bottles on places like ebay.
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Plans?

    Geez... it's early October. Clocks still in British Summer time :huh:
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    Re: Body Kouros.. arrived

    I can't see any logic in your statements that those who like Kouros will like Body Kouros, especially when you admit that the two smell nothing alike.
    Kouros Silver is rubbish in my opinion....
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    Re: Rive Gauche pour Homme cologne vs Edt

    The trick is to look for "Pour Homme " in the name
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    Re: Body Kouros.. arrived

    No connection to me with Kouros other than the name.
    it struck me as just another candy bomb when I tested it years ago but I'd give it another try now that I could judge it without expectations.
  70. Re: Your favorite gentleman’s (smells like a gentleman should) fragrances?

    Too many to mention but if I had to pick one that would never be overstated it would be Monsieur De Givenchy
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    Re: Newbie to Basenotes Blind Buys

    Glad you are enjoying the ones you ordered.
    Let us know how the others strike you when they arrive.
    ( and consider a bottle of Heritage :wink: )
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    Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    Nice to see someone mention Givenchy.
    My 3 would be the same in vintage formulation, but a toss up between Insense and Xeryus.

    Would also consider YSL :
    Kouros (vintage)
    Rive Gauche Pour...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    ad hominem
    /ad ˈhɒmɪnɛm/
    adjective
    (of an argument or reaction) directed against a person rather than the position they are maintaining.
    "an ad hominem response"

    The point being that the vast...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90OQZx_8imk



    Two hundred thousand years of human evolution negated in just over four minutes.
    Can't deny that Jeremy has made his mark :huh:
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    Re: Do people still care about Bond No.9?

    I never have cared about them.
    Creed level inflated prices and Creed level laughability when it comes to the way the company markets itself.
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    Poll: Re: Choose a 'budget' Fall fragrance

    I voted L'homme Ideal but could have been any really, it's a solid list of good current designers. ( Though not exactly what I'd call budget.)
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    As a cyclist I appreciated that video.
    And I'm down to about 30 bottles plus about 30 samples.
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Laugh out loud.
    This thread seems to be approaching some kind of event horizon :smiley:


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  79. Re: so-called colognes that are EDT or better: the list

    Kouros Cologne Sport
  80. Re: Aramis Devin & New West..what's it like and is it worth to be part of collection.

    Can't go wrong at that price.
    As others have said it's a classic green scent heavy on carnation. Doesn't remind me of Polo Green at all really.
    Definitely from another era.
  81. Re: Most frivolous or unjustified purchase you ever made?

    https://pics.me.me/yeah-right-14279720.png
  82. Re: PS FINE COLOGNE, Heritage EDP, Lapidus pour homme my latest purchase!

    Maybe I should keep a look out for Lapidus.
    I've owned Tenere and Boss No. 1 but not sure where I stand with them now.
    Had a vintage miniature of No.1 and it was one of my favourites. Replaced it...
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    Re: Your Most Worn September 2019

    I tried 3 times to remove the attached image but it's beyond my capacities.
    ( I originally attempted to post pics of the 4 scents, but ended up with 2 Rive Gauche pics and one Azzaro - the Dior...
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    Re: Your Most Worn September 2019

    It's a 4 way tie for me between Azzaro Pour Homme, Opium pour homme, Rive gauche Pour Homme and Dior homme ( 3 wears each) :
  85. Re: so-called colognes that are EDT or better: the list

    Dior homme Cologne comes to mind but I'm sure there are others ( particularly in the vintage category )
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    Re: Under 50€ for school

    There are so many I wouldn't know where to start.
    I would go to a department store and try as many as you can.
  87. Re: Accidentally purchased Smalto - what am I in for!

    No idea, but please tell us your thoughts when it arrives.
  88. Re: Jaipur pour homme & Boucheron pour homme both edp

    Sounds like a good purchase. I imagine your 2001 bottle with have something current versions don't.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Worth Pour Homme aftershave. It's the aftershave I have with the most left in the bottle and has the performance of an average edt. ( I had just shaved this morning.)
  90. Re: Can someone explain Slumberhouse Ore to me?

    Which could be problemattic .:happy:
  91. Re: Can someone explain Slumberhouse Ore to me?

    Good thing too, otherwise the outrage would go through the roof.
  92. Re: Southern Gothic perfumes? (Resident Evil 7!)

    Salvador Dali pour Homme is the obvious one. Other than that maybe Ungaro 1,2 or 3 ?
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Nina Ricci Phileas.
    Complex, multifaceted, distinguished and lovely.
    God knows why they discontinued this.

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    Re: A*Men Appreciation

    I don't like them (though I haven't tried all the flankers )
    Pure Malt gets my vote as the most overrated scent out there, not because it's heavy and sweet but because to my nose it's so cloyingly...
  95. Thread: Game Day!

    by Democritus
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    Re: Opening Day

    :laugh:

    We're now completely off topic but can't leave this without posting my favourite Paul Whitehouse character, Rowley Birkin, Queen's Council...

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  96. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Opening Day

    " Sophistication ? Don't talk to me about sophistication, I'VE BEEN to Leeds ! "
    I'd forgotten how much things have changed in recent decades. This wouldn't get anywhere near the airwaves these...
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    Re: What to try next after Aventus

    Definitely worth trying these, even if Antaeus might be too old school for some.
  98. Re: Vintage Chanel Perfumes & Colognes Discussion Thread

    I'm not sure how the oldest CPM edt compared to the aftershave but I've recently finished a bottle of Chanel - A Gentleman's Aftershave ( the use of the different name for CPM is apparently...
  99. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Opening Day

    Indeed.
    in fact one more week and the EPL will be on it's second break because of international fixtures.
    My team are already 5 points clear at the top :beer:
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    Re: Spicebomb - overrated?

    I've never really understood people's opinions of Spicebomb.
    To me it's a pretty overpowering mix of grandmother pot pourri notes that I'd be embarrassed to wear in public, but seeing how most of...
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