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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th January, 2018

    SOTD - Lomani Intense Black
    SOTE - Dior Bois D'Argent
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    Re: Nice little score...

    Congratulations. I remember my buzz at getting vintage Egoiste for a cheap price in Majorca a couple of years ago.

    I found a couple of intriguing stores in mainland Spain last year but my wife was...
  3. Re: CdG 2,man, Azzaro visit, Bang, Opus 1870, Loewe 7, bang bang

    Pretty much the order of the thread title. But CdG 2 Man is number 1 for me by a long way. I'm
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    Re: How many bottles do you own?

    55-60. Slowed down a lot in the last year. Much of the stuff I currently would like to add is of a price I struggle to justify to myself.
  5. Re: Bentley For Men Absolute, versitility and is it full bottle worthy?

    Agreed. Quite happy with the £35 or so that I paid. I have a small decant of GPH1 and, assuming it's legit, I can barely tell the difference.
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    Re: Oud Wood budget alternative

    Bound to be someone doing a split?
  7. Re: Next safe, versatile, mature fragrance purchase--suggestions please

    Good choice. As I was scrolling down preparing to reply that was going to be my suggestion.
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    Re: Blind buy office fragrance

    My first thought whenever anyone mentions office choices is always TF Grey Vetiver
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    Re: Niche version of Bleu De Chanel?

    Roja Elysium though I can't get my head around anyone paying that price for a weaker version of Bleu.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th December, 2017

    Great choice.

    My SOTD is Tom Ford for Men
  11. Re: [UK] Etro - Manrose, Zegna - Strength, Tauer - ACDD, Nishane - Hacivat, Aventus, Viking + more..

    50ml of Viking please. Once again many thanks for your efforts bringing splits to the UK.
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    Re: Help me choose which one...

    Definitely Bentley Intense. I'd avoid the Jimmy Choo, though I tried the latest one, Ice, and it was actually not bad as citrussy type scents go. Of the Bulgari's I really like Man in Black and as a...
  13. Re: Woody, austere but a bit more incense than the usual

    Armani Bois d'Encens
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    Re: Ormonde Man worth a blind buy?

    No performance issues for me, nor do I find it floral. It's more woody and earthy than spicy however, but I love it.

    I'm a fan of the house, Black Gold is superb and I love Montabaco and Isfarkand...
  15. Re: What is your "mildly very important day" fragrance?

    Grey Vetiver or Spice and Wood
  16. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Roja Elysium from a sample. Nice, but £200+????
  17. Thread: notino uk?

    by tefg
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    Re: notino uk?

    Ordered a few times though nothing recently. No problem at all. Considering some Amouage Dia from there right now.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th November, 2017

    SOTD CdG 2 Man
    SOTE TF Sahara Noir
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th November, 2017

    SOTD - Lomani Intense Black
    SOTE - Amouage Jubilation XXV
  20. Re: Which fragrance do you have the most backup bottles of?

    One I think. Lomani Intense Black and that was because it's not easy to get and it was only around £12 a bottle IIRC.

    I do have a second bottle of Tom Ford for Men, but it's not really a backup as...
  21. Re: Ever smelled a clone that bested the original in all respects?

    In any review I do on here I always put in the disclaimer that I'm terrible at recognising notes. If I like something I like it. I'm probably the wrong person to judge a scent.

    Good work on the...
  22. Re: Ever smelled a clone that bested the original in all respects?

    I'm wearing Lomanis AB Spirit Silver on one wrist. Aventus on the other. I can honestly say I can barely tell the difference and if I did a blind test I doubt I would know which was which.

    I'm not...
  23. Re: Ever smelled a clone that bested the original in all respects?

    The two Lomanis I own. They are better as I pretty much can't tell the difference other than they last better than the Creeds they copy and come in at around 1/20 of the price.
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    Re: Winter Office Fragrance Suggestions

    Grey Vetiver (all year round)
    Bentley Intense
    Spicebomb
    Bulgari Man in Black
    CdG Wonderoud (don't overdo it)
    Valentino Uomo
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    Re: Fragrances You Should NOT Wear On A First Date

    Malle's The Night. And I'll second hednic's input.
  26. Re: Javanese Patchouli is to Patch as [______] is to Incense/Frankincense/Myrrh?

    Whilst I love incense as a note....that's an understatement actually....I wear most of my incense fragrances for myself. They aren't something I'd wear to go out. I once wore a sample of CdG Blue...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th October, 2017

    AdP Colonia Ebano. From a sample. Nice. Would consider if I saw it at the right price. But not at anything like full retail.
  28. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Same. Not a fan of GIT either.

    Back on topic I also tried

    AdP Note De Colonia IV - really nice, but £280 a bottle? Seriously?

    Kilian - Straight to heaven and Vodka on the Rocks. Both nice...
  29. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Viking. Detested first 15 minutes. Loving it now. Shame the price is ludicrous. Could be tempted by a split. If the opening was more bearable it'd be a definite buy (in a split).
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    Re: Let's talk Comme des Garcons

    Wonderoud and Wonderwoid are pretty close. I'm probably in the minority as I strongly prefer Wonderoud. It's not very "oudy" but it's a huge compliment getter for me if that's of any interest and...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th September, 2017

    Tom Ford for Men Extreme
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    Re: Any "wet" smelling cologne recommendations?

    Narciso Rodriguez for him is worth a try. I see it as a perfect rainy day fragrance.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I get very few, usually the same work colleagues commenting that I smell nice as they know I own a lot.

    In the supermarket yesterday one of the workers commented "Oh it's you! I just said to her...
  34. Re: Tom Ford - Black Orchid....Is this fragrance Unisex? Or for females only??

    My wife loves it. Tried it once on myself. Scrubbed it off almost immediately. I love it on her however. It's a beast as well so if you do try it go easy.
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    Re: Incense based fragrance

    In order of chruchiness, to me anyway

    Avignon
    Full Incense *
    Jovoy La Liturgie des Heures *
    Armani Bos D'Encens
    Sahara Noir *
    Armani Encens Satin
    CdG 2 Man *
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    Re: Designer Pine/Cedar

    Of the three versions out there the original (non extreme/parfum) one is, IMHO, the piniest. And also my favourite. The Extreme has better performance, but I prefer the smell of the original and it's...
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    Re: Designer Pine/Cedar

    For pine I suggest you try Bottega Veneta pour homme.
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    Re: How is the Roja Dove house?

    Almost indistinguishable to me.

    I blind bought Vetiver Extrait when it was on the outlet site. For the £100 it cost me I could have had 100ml of GV and change left over. Don't get me wrong the RD...
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    Re: What are you favorite By Killian and why?

    Sacred Wood. Don't own it but I love it. One day.......
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    Re: Concrete by Comme des Garçons

    CdG 2 Man
    Wonderoud
    The incense series
    Hinoki
    Sugi
    Amazingreen is nice but weak on me.
    Floriental is nice but a little similar to Wonderoud for me to buy it.

    There's lots of other more...
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford Noir Anthracite

    Absolutely nothing like it. Nor has it any similarity at all to Aventus. Drydown reminds me of Italian Cypress, couldnt really see any similarities with anything else I own or have sampled but I'll...
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford Noir Anthracite

    Tried this today. I'll say up front I have been a big fan of the Tom Ford non private blend line in the past but recent releases have left me cold. I love Noir edp and GV edp but find the edt...
  43. Re: My next bottle will be Bleu de Chanel or ADG Profumo. Which one would you pick?

    This.

    I own Bleu edp and ADG Profumo and of the two I prefer Bleu, and it performs better on me as well.

    I'd take the ADG ahead of Bleu edt however.
  44. Re: Top 3 of The Best Oud designer fragrances for men

    In no particular order.

    M7
    TF Oud Wood
    Armani Eau de Nuit Oud
    Polo Oud
    Versace Oud Noir
    CdG Wonderoud
  45. Re: Next Urban Elements 'Marble' - capable Sauvage clone?

    They did a Spicebomb clone a few years ago that I couldn't tell apart from the original.
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford Noir Anthracite

    Will definitely try.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2017

    It is. I absolutely love it. If only it lasted a little longer on me, but I like it so much while it lasts I'm prepared to forgive the average longevity.
  48. Re: Which fragrance was completely misnamed, in your opinion? ...and WHY?

    Anything Extreme which isn't simply an amped up version of the original.

    *cough* Tom Ford *cough*
  49. Thread: Tom Ford Noir

    by tefg
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir

    Love it, one of my favourites and a huge compliment getter.

    Havent wore it for ages. Might remedy that soon. It's very cloying if oversprayed however.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th May, 2017

    SOTD was Gucci Absolute from a sample
    SOTE was TF Sahara Noir
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    Re: Today I bought May 2017

    https://uiimages.parfumo.de/9/3/77522_820bb899d00e75d3eb1a1250a30cc37b.jpg

    Liked this the very first time I tried it. Sampled again a couple of weeks ago and finally took the plunge.
  52. Re: Big Night Out Tonight.......Which Would You Pick Out Of These Choices?

    Is the question related more to which one women will like? If so the answer from that lot, like it or not, is Sauvage.

    Thought given youve said nightclub and blazer in the same sentence I'm a bit...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel EDT or EDP

    EDP personally. Smoother and richer. The edt is too fleeting on my skin as well.
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    Re: Dior Sauvage Very Cool Spray.... what's this?

    Just tried it. John Lewis in Newcastle for anyone interested. Not on display but they have one in. It's a fresher sauvage. Sprayed around an hour ago. Drying down on me a little lighter, maybe...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th April, 2017

    SOTD was Tom Ford For Men
    SOTE was By Kilian Sacred Wood
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th April, 2017

    http://www.kafkaesqueblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Kilian-Sacred-Wood.jpg

    From a sample
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd April, 2017

    My SOTE.
  58. Re: fragrances that improve your mood / make you happier

    Incense fragrances are very relaxing for me.

    I wear Avignon almost exclusively for myself, and pretty much always on a Sunday evening to relax me ahead of the new working week.
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    Re: How much money do you spend on perfume a month?

    Not much of late. I've around 50-60 bottles and thats enough really. Most of the ones I like and would want to add are all £100+.

    A while ago I decided to go for quality rather than quantity. I...
  60. Re: Expensive scents that smell absolutely horrible - your list.

    I owned Kouros many years ago, mid to late 80's at a guess (I'm 49). I tried it again around a year ago and found it revolting.
  61. Re: Some noteworthy changes coming for Creed Fragrances.

    €161.67???

    John Lewis here in the UK have the 50ml for £170 at the minute, wonder if thats right and just an indication of how expensive the UK is.
  62. Re: Expensive scents that smell absolutely horrible - your list.

    The context is I don't like them. I'm not a fragrance expert, I didn't mention others because I havent tried anywhere near as much in the way of odd, niche scents that you presumably have.

    The...
  63. Re: Expensive scents that smell absolutely horrible - your list.

    Cant imagine wearing Leather Oud, but it was trumped, in no uncertain terms, by Malle's The Night. I was in London between meetings when I managed to sniff it. No way was I going to put it on my skin.
  64. Re: Some noteworthy changes coming for Creed Fragrances.

    John Lewis in the UK are showing the 50ml bottle as £170, but Out of Stock. So more expensive per ml than the 75ml bottles, which are £200, but not the same price.
    ...
  65. Re: What if they said Jean-Claude Ellena created 1 Million Jean Paul Guerl created Diesel Fuel for L

    Other than a few obvious ones i have no idea who is behind the stuff i own. I have no interest at all and judge everything on its own merit, regardless of brand and certainly regardless of the...
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    Re: Viktor & Rolf Antidote price?

    Still available online at Debenhams, though low in stock.
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    Re: What do you think of Oud? What are top 5 Ouds?

    I like the commercial stuff that probably contains no Oud anyway. Honourable mentions to

    TF Oud Wood
    CdG Wonderoud
    ADP Oud
    M7 Oud Absolou

    I sniffed Malle's The Night and found it revolting....
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    Re: Today I bought March 2017

    Been considering this for a while, saw half a bottle on ebay for a decent price so took the plunge

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.29737.jpg
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    Re: Grey Vetiver EDT VS EDP

    Tried both, could barely tell the difference at first but then the EDT faded much quicker.
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    Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EDP vs EDT?

    EDP. All year round, day or night, work or casual. Fantastic all rounder.

    The EDT smelled almost identical when I did a side by side but was significantly weaker on my skin.
  71. Thread: AP cedre olympe

    by tefg
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    Re: AP cedre olympe

    Quite average for me rarely feel the need to reach for it. Yet another blind buy I wish I hadn't bothered with. Wore it a few times and it's never clicked.

    This was the one that finally made me...
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    Re: NEW: Gucci - Guilty Absolute Pour Homme!

    Tried this today so my thoughts......

    First sniff was on a tester strip, not hugely impressed so I'll pass over that. One spray to the back of my hand after that around 7 hours ago.

    First...
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    Re: Creeds green irish tweed vs original vetiver.

    OV of the two but try Mugler Cologne first. Pretty close and a fraction of the price. Don't like GIT myself, but then I'm not a huge Creed fan overall.
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    Re: NEW: Gucci - Guilty Absolute Pour Homme!

    Definitely gonna try this, the notes sound right up my street.
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    Re: What's your opinion on Creed Spice and Wood?

    Love it. Performance is average on me. Never seen it discounted anywhere so trying to make my decant last.
  76. Thread: Tom Ford Oud Wood

    by tefg
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    Re: Tom Ford Oud Wood

    As someone who is usually heavy on the sprayer this is one I go easy on as much as I love it I find it cloying if I overspray.
  77. Poll: Re: Male But Still Interested: Which Is Your Favourite Female Fragrance?

    Not answering the poll but my daughter loves Flowerbomb, and anything else sweet.

    My wife loves Black Orchid, and I love it on her. Tried it once myself, scrubbed it almost immediately. Just not...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 30th December, 2016

    http://www.armanibeauty.co.uk/media/img/products/g_AP4010.png
  79. Re: Armani Code Profumo and Armani Code Utimate - Need your opinion

    I own Ultimate and I'm holding off on Code Profumo due to the similarity I see. Having said that I probably will get Profumo one day when I see it at the right price,
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    Re: A Winter Office Scent

    Whilst I wear most things most seasons.....All year round office staples are

    FT Grey Vetiver
    Dior Homme Eau
    Prada Luna Rossa
    TDH
    ADG Profumo
    Bottega Veneta PH
    V&R Antidote
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    Re: The absolute essential fragrances by Kilian?

    I love Incense Oud, but at £275 a bottle I'm not sure how much I would actually wear it. My sample is almost gone so I might try and get my hands on another.

    Sacred Wood is very nice. Though...
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    Re: Help me choose xmas gift

    Oud Wood by a long long long way
  83. Thread: Honey Fragrances

    by tefg
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    Re: Honey Fragrances

    L'Envol De Cartier
    MFK Absolue Pour le Soir
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th December, 2016

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/63542.jpg
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    Re: NEW - Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Parfum

    Love the original, prefer it to Extreme even though Extreme performs slightly better, so I'm very interested.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2016

    Bit of a splurge on a few designers I've sampled recently and liked, all bought because the price was right as well.

    http://www.fragrancenet.com/blog/images/260286.jpg
    ...
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    Re: NEW : Olfactive Studio - Close-up

    Definitely interested, especially if the rose isn't strong. I like Ombre Indigo but love Chambre Noire
  88. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Kilian Sacred Wood. Very nice but reminds me of something far cheaper but I can't quite put my finger on it....
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 30th November, 2016

    Armani Code Profumo from a sample. Quite nice, quite close to Ultimate but more sweetness and less vanilla. Another I'd consider at the right price but in no hurry and would probably sample again...
  90. Thread: Best Amouage Opus

    by tefg
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    Re: Best Amouage Opus

    VI for me as well though haven't tried them all. I very much doubt my nose is good enough to tell synthetic from natural. I simply go for what I like the smell of, and that's VI. An absolute monster...
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    Re: NEW : Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Celestia

    I'll give it a go. Pluriel is in my top 10, the rest of the line that I have tried has left me underwhelmed. Nothing I've really hated but nothing else I'd pay £100+ for
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    Re: NEW : Armani Eau De Nuit Oud

    Seriously? $180?? I got it duty free in the UK in the summer and it was around £70-80 IIRC

    $180 is Prive/Private Blend prices isn't it?
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    Re: Dior Homme line with less lipstick/iris accord

    Parfum. Or try Valentino Uomo.
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    Re: Western Ouds: Suggestions Welcome!

    Oud Wood, a better version of Versace Oud Noir
    CdG Wonderoud, not heavy on the oud but I highly recommend it, very wearable and a big compliment getter on me
    AdP Colonia Oud is worth trying but...
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    Re: appropriate colognes for men age 35-40?

    I'm almost 50 and my age has never ever entered my thoughts when I've tried something. If I like it I buy it.
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    Atelier Poivre Electrique

    My SOTD from a sample.

    Reminds me quite a bit of Creed Spice and Wood in the drydown. Didn't notice it much at first but as the morning went on there was a definite similarity there. First thing...
  97. Thread: Incense?

    by tefg
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    Re: Incense?

    As already mentioned,

    Montale Full Incense
    Sahara Noir
    CdG 2 Man

    I've sampled This is Him by Zadig & Voltaire and liked it a lot.

    Also try
  98. Re: Could you wear Tuscan Leather EVERY DAY for the entire Winter season?

    Personally I doubt very much I could wear the same thing even 7 days running.

    Even before I got into this as a real hobby I always had maybe 2-3 bottles for work and 1-2 for weekends/nights out to...
  99. Re: When did you calm down on blind buying and start taking sampling more seriously?

    I've never been big on blind buying and most of the ones I have bought have been disappointing at best. My favourite blind buy was my cheapest, Lomani Intense Black, whilst there's only been one or...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 26th October, 2016

    Spooky. I posted before I read the thread. It's definitely not on my to buy list.
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