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    Re: Lalique White, thoughts ??

    I sometimes check production dates via; http://checkcosmetic.net/.

    You simply punch in the bottle batch number and it tells you which year and month the fragrance was produced.
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    Re: The Most Sexiest Male fragrance around

    For me, when the word 'sexy' is used to describe a fragrance, specific scent characteristics immediately spring to my mind; sweet, gourmand, spicy and warm. From my wardrobe, the obvious examples...
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    Re: Lalique White, thoughts ??

    Very interesting indeed...my bottle which I've only just recently acquired is from October 2011. Mmmm...
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    Re: Lalique White, thoughts ??

    I wish I had such luck! 1-2 hours after initial application and I can barely detect a whiff of LW.

    I have dry skin, but most frags I own last 5-7 hours on my skin, hence the frustration with LW....
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Got a frag related compliment today for the first time in a long time. Was from a female bank clerk. I was wearing Lalique White (and lot's of it due to it's awful projection and longevity) layered...
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    Re: Lalique White, thoughts ??

    Probably a post for another thread, but I wore LW today, layering it with Molecule 01 and within 30 minutes of application (I literally bathed myself in the stuff, due to it's poor projection and...
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    Re: Lalique White, thoughts ??

    Yes, sprayed on my clothes generously.
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    Re: Lalique White, thoughts ??

    Thank you for the tip, appreciated.
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    Re: Lalique White, thoughts ??

    Tried this 'layering' application method and the Iso-E-Super actually totally overpowered the tame Lalique White! I applied LW 15-20 minutes after molecule 01 and sprayed generously, but to no avail!...
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    Re: Lalique White, thoughts ??

    9-10 hours! You lucky devil! This is by far the least potent fragrance in my arsenal by many moons.
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    Re: Lalique White, thoughts ??

    I own molecule 01 which is Iso-E-Super, so fascinated to know how you apply/layer this with Lalique White. I'm all ears!
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    Re: Lalique White, thoughts ??

    Wow, such varying experiences with longevity. This stuff is so weak on me, even after spraying (skin and shirt), it quickly disappears, which is such a great shame, as I love this frag!
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    Re: Lalique White, thoughts ??

    Such a shame that a great smelling fragrance like Lalique White has practically zero longevity. How can they class this as an 'eau de toilette'?!
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Got a compliment from a male colleague during a work boat party - I was wearing the highly underrated CH by Carolina Herrera. I seldom use CH, but on the odd occasions that I do, I do wonder why I...
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    Re: In need of enlightenment...

    Thanks for the warm welcome kewart!

    I must say, I don't think it's 'unmanly' for a man to compliment a lady on her perfume nor am I at all bothered how such a compliment would come across! After...
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    Re: In need of enlightenment...

    To all who posted replies, I must say, I've been taken aback by the positive remarks! It's so refreshing to know I'm not alone in my thinking, but thanks for listening and I look forward to having...
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    Re: In need of enlightenment...

    Thanks for the kind words cazaubon...very nice of you!
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    In need of enlightenment...

    Hi Ladies,

    I don't know if it is irregular for a man to post on the ladies forum, but what's the worst that could happen? You could all tell me to shove off and I would duly do so and that would...
  19. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    The last fragrance to impress me that I can recall, was French Lover by EdP Frederic Malle, which I purchased 3 years ago.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I own Bleu and it's a decent frag, however, it always surprises me how many times I've seen fellow BN'ters mention it's great compliment factor amongst the ladies.
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    Hot summer boat party fragrance...

    Hi all,

    Attending a boat party soon and the weather here in London is baking, hence wanted to get your views on what I should wear from my current arsenal, or any new recommendations you may have....
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    Re: Best 'designer' beach scents for men...

    Lol Renato! I agree with the lack of a 'beach environment' in the UK, hence why I'm heading somewhere tropical! You should have been here during our glorious summer of 2012! Wettest Summer for 100...
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    Best 'designer' beach scents for men...

    Hey guys,

    I'm deliberating over which scent(s) are best suited for a hot beach environment, either from my current arsenal, or something reasonably priced which I could purchase easily.

    From...
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    Re: Creed- GIT, Safe blind buy?

    I don't believe any fragrance should be bought 'blind', but if I had to draw up a list of the 'safest blind buys', GIT would certainly make the cut.
  25. Re: Which famous designer brand sucks in fragrances the most?

    In this order...

    Calvin Klein
    Boss
    Versace (the only nice frag they released was Black Jeans IMO and they discontinued it!)
  26. Re: Chanel Platinum Egoiste - Longevity/Projection issues...

    Thanks for that - very interesting indeed. I've never applied fragrances is that manner, so will be curious to see how this works on my skin. Yes, I always try and apply a non-scented moisturizer...
  27. Re: Chanel Platinum Egoiste - Longevity/Projection issues...

    No, I don't ever have any pre-judgments - when it comes to fragrances I'll try anything, classic example is the David Beckham line. I own 'signature' and 'homme' both great frags and so cheap.

    Out...
  28. Re: Frags you get poor longevity from that are considered good>excellent

    Chanel Platinum Egoiste. On my skin, only seems to last a few hours. It's apparently supposed to be a 'beast' in terms of projection/longevity...but not on my skin.
  29. Chanel Platinum Egoiste - Longevity/Projection issues...

    PE is one of my current 'signature' scents, but what's puzzling me (based on the many reviews to the contrary) is the poor longevity and projection I experience when wearing the fragrance.

    I do...
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    Re: TF Grey Vetiver, a major let down

    [QUOTE=Dernier_Cri;2918760]
    Giannino, I'm not positive you're addressing this question to me, but I'll assume that you are and try to answer you. Vetiver is one of my favorite notes. I have no...
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    Re: Mugler Cologne - why can't I smell it!?

    If MC lasted more than the 2 or 3 hours it does on my skin, I would def wear it more often. As it is, since I need a work fragrance (it's great for work if only it lasted!) to last at least 6 hours...
  32. Re: Cologne experts what cologne smells like watermelon all day long

    Signature by Beckham! A truly summery, watermelon, marine fragrance. Always reminds me of a cool breeze on the beach while drinking a watermelon cocktail!

    Oh, and it's dirt cheap - a 50 ml bottle...
  33. Re: Can I use the aftershave lotion as regular body lotion? How about the balm?

    I have dry skin, so I use a fragrance free moisturizer after showering before applying my fragrance and this tends to help a little with longevity.

    If you have the aftershave balm of a fragrance,...
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    Re: TF Grey Vetiver, a major let down

    Grey Vetiver is delightful in every facet. The sharp, citrus opening is truly mesmerizing to my nose - for me one of if not the best spring/summer fragrance for men.

    Can I ask, I assume it's not...
  35. Re: Fragrance you've been stopped in the street wearing

    Thankfully, I can say I've never been 'stopped in the street' by a stranger wanting to know what fragrance I had on. I hope the day never arrives!
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    Re: I need a one perfume....

    I assume if you only want 'one perfume for night/evening outings', then this would include clubbing, as well as evening dinners, going out for drinks etc.

    In that case you would want something...
  37. Poll: Re: Which would you choose? Prada Amber Intense V. Dior Homme

    Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense hands down for me, although not in the slightest bit surprised that the masses all went for DI, as it's the 'safer' option.

    Prada Intense is such an underrated...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I don't own OS, although I have sampled it. I do however own Indivduel by Mont Blanc and the two do smell very similar.

    Would be interested to know in what setting you wear OS. I wore Individuel...
  39. Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    Tough one, but based purely on smell, I'd have to say (in no particular order); French Lover by EdP Frederic Malle, Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford and Pure Malt by Thierry Mugler.
  40. Poll: Re: Prada Amber, Infusion d'homme, Mugler cologne ?

    Infusion D'Homme hands down. Without question, the best clean, soapy scent out there.
    MC 2nd and PAPH a distant 3rd.
  41. Re: Prada infusion d'homme vs. Amber Pour Homme vs. Amber Pour Home Intense

    In answering your specific question; 'Which of these 3 is the best in terms of scent, longevity, and masculinity'?

    Infusion D'Homme wins on all 3 points - the ultimate clean, soapy, classy scent -...
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    Re: Prada Infusion D'Homme... some praise

    Infusion D'Homme, where have you been all my life? The king of clean and soapiness...the ultimate office/work scent period.
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    Re: Prada Infusion D'Homme is SO amazing

    Here here!! I've recently stumbled across this little gem and I must admit, I'm totally besotted!!
    EASILY superior to PAPH which I also own, but find much too 'perfumey', powdery and cloying, not...
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    Re: prada infusion d'homme or...

    Infusion D'Homme is the ultimate 'clean, white shirt vibe' fragrance imo. Anything else would be miles behind in 2nd place.

    Grey Vetiver, Mugler Cologne or even D&G Homme would also be good...
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    Re: Prada Infusion d'Homme

    How anyone could dislike ID'H is beyond me. There is nothing offensive about this fragrance whatsoever.
    It's a clean, invigorating soapy heaven and most of all, I look forward to wearing it, not to...
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    Poll: Re: Prada Amber Pour Homme vs. Infusion d'Homme

    I own both, although I've just recently acquired Infusion D'Homme and I've been blown away by it.

    APH, while an elegant scent, for me it's too 'perfumey' and powdery. Also it just doesn't agree...
  47. Re: Which scents chicks dig/females love/blah blah blah

    Finally, a woman who likes Uomo? by Moschino!
    I love it. For me, it's perfect for summer days/nights out.

    The three frags you've mentioned, are to me at least, so starkly different, which is...
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    Re: New fragrance from Davidoff: The Game

    Davidoff seem to be focusing on their bottles (Champion was a dun-bell) rather than the juice, but if it works for them then great.

    The game's bottle is a nice idea, although a touch cheesy, but...
  49. Re: Got a Sample of CREED Aventus…Pleasantly DISAPPOINTED, anyone else?

    Tested Aventus at Liberty's and initial impression was blah.
    Nothing ground breaking in my eyes, pleasant, but as is the case more often than not, initial impression didn't live up to the mega...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, December 28, 2012

    18242

    Pure Malt.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Several compliments over the past few days from my newly acquired Pure Malt.
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    Re: Your Most Worn Fragrances of 2012?

    Wow, you count how many times you wear each fragrance. I respect that.

    Did you record wearing's from the start of the year until December, since your top five only account for 151 wearing's...
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    Poll: Re: Company Xmas parties - which fragrance?

    Well, as I suspected, DHI is way out in front.

    I've actually chosen to wear 2nd place PM which I've recently acquired. To me it would be perfect in an office party setting, since it's...
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    Poll: Re: Company Xmas parties - which fragrance?

    598 views yet only 39 have bothered to vote! Thanks to those 39 who have found the task of clicking once on their mouse not too arduous!

    Looks like DHI is going to be the clear winner, no...
  55. Thread: Vintage D&G

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    Re: Vintage D&G

    Hey there. Basically, when any fragrance is described as 'vintage', it usually means the original formulation of that particular fragrance. After a fragrance is released, some fragrance houses (in...
  56. Re: New Fragrance: Davidoff Hot Water Night.... nooooooooo!! Oud and rose!!!!!

    Davidoff have been living off the 'cool water train' ever since it was released all those years ago.
    To me, all of their male offerings since then have been mediocre at best. Still, since I'm a...
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    Re: The scent of power....

    GIT, cool water, polo modern reserve, french lover, chanel PE and Beckam homme are all 'power' scents from my current arsenal.
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    Re: What's your favorite/best citrus scent?

    Grey Vetiver and Bleu de Chanel both have fantastic citrus openings.
  59. Projection/longevity issue due to DRY SKIN...

    Hi Guys,

    I suffer from dry skin, hence only a handful of fragrances that I own tend to project/last for more than 2-3 hours max. Tried everything from moisturiser, more fragrance application etc,...
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    Poll: Re: Company Xmas parties - which fragrance?

    Where else can one gage valued opinions from fellow fragrance fanatics if not basenotes? That's why we're all here isn't it?

    Thanks for your vote pluran.
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    Poll: Re: Company Xmas parties - which fragrance?

    Well, so far it's a 3 horse race, although DHI is way out in front with MR and PM almost tied for 2nd.
    I must admit, I did wear DHI to last years xmas do, but since I've now acquired PM and MR,...
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    Re: Your Most Worn Fragrances of 2012?

    In answering your specific question of 'most worn fragrances in 2012', mine are herewith and I have based this not only from memory, but also by looking at the actual quantities of juice still left...
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    Poll: Company Xmas parties - which fragrance?

    Hey everyone,

    Firstly, wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

    Since it's that time of year, thought it would be good to conduct a poll for best company/office xmas parties (mine is in Jan '13).
    ...
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    Re: Best Winter Night Out Fragrance?

    I don't own Aventus. Sampled it at Liberty in London, don't really know what all the fuss is about.

    I've just blind purchased Pure Malt and Fleur du Male - both great night out scents in my view,...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Pure Malt for clubbing?

    If you think PM could be too much, you could always try Fleur du Male...still has the Le Male DNA but more complex and loud - an intriguing scent.
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    Re: Le Male VS Fleur Du Male

    Have owned Le Male and just recently bought FDM.

    If you want to smell like half the population, go for Le Male >> which is the more safer option.

    If you want something which still has...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    That's probably true. I posted something yonks ago on this thread more or less on the same lines.
    Basically, that women/people tend to compliment on the whole package that makes up a person; looks,...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Pure Malt for clubbing?

    If you want to smell like everyone around you, wear 1 million. If you want to smell unique and absolutely sublime, wear PM.
  69. Thread: Pure Malt

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    Re: Re-Launch of A-Men Pure Malt?

    I just posted on another PM thread. I've just received PM today and I was and still am stunned at how good this is. I mean it was truly a WOW reaction, which rarely happens with me.
    I also had a...
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    Re: New Fragrance: David Beckham Homme

    A perfume lover should by definition try anything, regardless of it's brand, packaging etc. As for me? I'll sample just about anything, no matter how absurd looking and regardless of brand, celebrity...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I have over 50 fragrances in my wardrobe (45 or so too many) which I wear daily and I can honestly say, I can't recall the last time I received a compliment.
    Am I bothered? Absolutely not. Do I...
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    Re: Pure Malt back in UK stores!!!

    I Paid Ł48.00, although delivery and three samples were included free.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Just received my bottle of PM today together with samples of pure havane, pure leather and a men....
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    Re: Pure Malt back in UK stores!!!

    Finally the long wait ends...just ordered me a bottle online at; www.muglerstore.co.uk.
    They also give you a choice of any 3 samples to go with your order free...well done Thierry Mugler!
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    Re: Pure Malt back in UK stores!!!

    Still can't find this anywhere...has it really been re-released in the UK?? If so, where??!! I've searched all the major department stores online, not a mention anywhere.
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    Re: Best Winter Night Out Fragrance?

    Thanks. Been meaning to try out La Nuit for ages...have to sample it soon.
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    Re: Best Winter Night Out Fragrance?

    I agree. While I love DHI, it seems more fitting for a close intimate occasions, since it seems to sit quite close to my skin.
    I know there is a lot of love for Pure Malt, I've never actually had an...
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    Re: Best Winter Night Out Fragrance?

    Thanks. I don't own La Nuit, although heard many good things about it. Suppose I ought to sample it sometime.
    According to reviews on BN and youtube, Individuel apparently smells quite similar to...
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    Best Winter Night Out Fragrance?

    Hi all,

    Since Winter couldn't wait to get started (it's freezing in the UK currently) I thought it would be a good idea to get a discussion going on fragrances strong enough to cut through that...
  79. Re: Looking for a VERY strong colonge that lasts with projection price range 40-100bucks

    Kouros (the king!), Polo Green, Rive Gauche, Paco Rabanne Pour Homme, Joop!
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    Re: Pure Malt back in UK stores!!!

    Never sniffed PM yet and after years of hype and great reviews will I finally be able to sample this??!!

    I do hope I can finally sample this fragrance although just checked Debenhams online and...
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    Re: strongest most potent male fragrance?

    From my experience the most potent male fragrances are;

    Kouros (the hands down king of projection and longevity by many moons in my book!!)
    Joop! Homme
    Polo Green
    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
    Polo...
  82. Re: Ralph Lauren Blue; Massively underrated / unknown? Or is it just me.

    I own Polo Black, Double Black and Polo Modern Reserve from the RL line.

    Never owned Polo Blue, but sampled it on several occasions.
    To my nose, it was a 'blah' type of fragrance, not bad, but...
  83. Poll: Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver vs. CREED Original Vetiver

    Grey Vetiver by a country mile.

    One of the best spring/summer scents for men ever IMO and one of my personal favourite scents of all time.
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    Re: 'Safest Loud' office fragrance...

    Thanks for all the replies and suggestions guys! Also, great to see that I've sparked a real debate about 'safest loud office scent'. So many different opinions, none of them right or wrong, that's...
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    Re: 'Safest Loud' office fragrance...

    On hearing all the 'hype' on this one, I bought a bottle some time back.
    I did receive a few compliments, but I couldn't smell the fragrance on myself at any stage (except only slightly upon...
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    Re: 'Safest Loud' office fragrance...

    'Scent free', how interesting. I couldn't envisage ever leaving the house without applying a fragrance of some kind, yet alone going to work 'scent free'.

    IMO a scent doesn't necessarily have to...
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    Re: BURBERRY BRIT for WOMEN unisex?

    I actually walked into a crowded room and smelled Burburry Brit Women in the air, not realising it was a female fragrance. It was only when I found out that my mum was wearing it that I realised it...
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    Re: BURBERRY BRIT for WOMEN unisex?

    I'm not going to sit on the fence like some of you have!
    IMO this scent is without question unisex. I can think of many male fragrances which are as feminine or more than Burburry Brit for Women...
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    'Safest Loud' office fragrance...

    Whenever anyone ever mentions a suitable office scent, the words 'safe' and 'non-offensive' are almost always the adjectives used.

    I personally feel if a fragrance is not picked-up by others, as...
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    Best Winter Office Scent 2012...

    Hey Guys,

    As Winter is upon us, so is my annual debate as to what will constitute my winter wardrobe (you'd think this would get easier each year!).

    I have a large collection (49 bottles is...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I agree totally.
    I posted something way back on this thread along the lines of, 'no matter what fragrance you're wearing, it all boils down to how approachable you are and your persona in respect...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Finally got the chance to sample all the Creed fragrances I've been meaning to try out for some time and here are my initial findings from smelling on paper strip;

    Aventus - what's all the fuss...
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    Re: Byredo line anyone using it?

    I was given some samples from the Byredo line yesterday while purchasing a some fragrances, inclduding; Green, Gypsy Water, Rose Noir, Sunday Cologne and Encens Chembur.

    Took a sniff of them all...
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    Re: Most 'sparkling' mens fragrance...

    How strange, I'll actually be heading out into central London tomorrow and was thinking of stopping by at the Creed counter in Harrods to try out Royal Oud.
    Cheers for the suggestions.

    Also,...
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    Most 'sparkling' mens fragrance...

    I'm a huge fan of 'sparkling' frags but I can't honestly say I own any 'sparkling' scents, perhaps with the exception of Grey Vetiver (opening at least), but I'm looking for a 'sparkling' frag that's...
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    Re: The Basenotes Fragrance Championship

    Rive Gauche - YSL
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    +1 Rive Gauche - YSL
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    Re: The best fragrance to use in the office?

    Mugler Cologne is indeed a non-offensive, clean, versatile frag, but on my skin, it simply disappears after a few hours, hence for a long day at work, it just doesn't cut it for me. I tend to use it...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I must say I'm a little surprised at many of the frags that made it in the top 20. For instance; Kouros at #14, Acqua di Gio at #7 and at #1 GIT?

    I love Kouros, but this scent repels people and I...
  100. Re: Mugler to bring back by popular demand Pure Malt!!!

    Not familiar with Sephora, but if indeed the French branch stocks it, then I will certainly try!
    Cheers.
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