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    Guerlain Testers in plain square bottles

    Can anyone help me in my search for unopened Guerlain testers in plain square bottles, especially Mitsouko, Jicky and L'Heure Bleue all in Parfum concentration? Any information greatly received.
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    Chanel Egoiste. Has the formula changed?

    I'm thinking of revisiting Egoiste, having not smelled it since the early 90's. Can anyone tell me if I'm going to be disappointed or has the formula been left untampered with?
  3. Timbuktu perfect for barbeques. Any other suggestions?

    The smokiness of Timbuktu makes it in my opinion, the perfect scent to wear when cooking outdoors on a grill or barbeque. The general 'outdoorsy' Timbuktu vibe makes it my choice this summer. What...
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    Re: CDG Kyoto = Timbuktu's basenotes

    You do have a point. I have both fragrances in the house and I do detect a note of simularity between them. I can definately relate to your comments. However if I had to choose, I'd go with Timbuktu....
  5. Re: Modern 'Manly' scent wanted for guy in his 30s

    I can highly recommend Chanel Pour Monsieur and Tam Dao by Diptyque. Both are manly yet 'quiet', present but not 'in your face' quality scents with polite sillage.
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    Re: Mitsouko ... I am a Changed Man ...

    It's amazing stuff isn't it? I had a similar experience to you, going for Mitsouko on Turins' advice. Now Mitsouko is one of my staples.
  7. Re: Which feminine fragrance are you interested in possibly wearing?

    I own and wear Mitsouko, Youth Dew, Timbuktu and Diorella, all on a regular basis.

    I have also worn L'Eau Bleue & Shalimar.
  8. Chanel Pour Monsieur; Is it possible to over-apply?

    I get through gallons of CPM because I love it so much. But I never feel as if it carries much sillage, therefore I tend to apply quite a lot of squirts, several times a day. My question is, is it...
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    Estee Lauder Youth Dew..........for men?

    Does anybody consider Youth Dew suitable for a man to wear? I tested it yesterday and it made me think of Chanel Pour Monsieur, but with much more presence, potency and sillage. I enjoyed the...
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    L'Heure Bleue for men too?

    I am captivated by the complexity, depth and blueness of this beautiful scent from Guerlain. So grand that even the Queen of England wears it. Would it work for a man, because I would so love to wear...
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    Bond No 9; Which 6 samples for a man?

    Which 6 samples do you suggest I should try? I am totally unfamiliar with this house. I am 38 and male and would love to hear your suggestions.
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    Re: Male Counterpart to Chanel No. 5

    Chanel Pour Monsieur (NOT the dreaded Concentree version) is the male equivalent to No 5 imo.
  13. Can we guys really get away with wearing Guerlain Mitsouko?

    I have read several articles saying we can, but although it is excellent and mouthwateringly perfect in every way, isn't it just a little bit too feminine for a man? I wish I had the guts to wear...
  14. Re: anyone know what scents famous individual wear?

    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II wears Guerlain L'Heure Bleue. Now there's a woman with taste!
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    The release date surprises me. It is already on sale here in Belgium. I tried it in Planet Parfum last week. The Earth didn't move for me.
  16. Older Classics Pour Monsieur & Habit Rouge still outshine the rest.

    I am a 38 year old fragrance addict and after years of trying just about everything there is to try out there, searching for the ultimate male scent, I have finally come home to roost with the two...
  17. I won't buy L'air du Desert Marocain because of the bottle it comes in.

    I adore the juice, and have just ordered two more samples to enjoy, but I just don't like that ugly bottle which it comes in with the 70's drugstore style labelling, it just doesn't seem to be in...
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    Re: Dior Eau Noire; Where can I get it?

    Ah bedankt Jokke, ik zal het eens bekijken. Groetjes.
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    Dior Eau Noire; Where can I get it?

    Can anyone advise me where I might be able to get a bottle of Dior Eau Noire cologne? So far I'm not having much luck online finding it and its not even mentioned on the Dior website.

    I am located...
  20. If I like Gucci Envy, what other fragrances will I love?

    Which fragrances are similar to Envy? I love the smooth spiciness and would like to try other scents which follow this route. Thanks for any suggestions.
  21. Re: What are you wearing for Christmas Eve/Christmas?

    In the evening either Tauer's Moroccan Desert or Incense Extreme (got samples of both), or Gucci Envy if I feel more conventional. I have to go to work Christmas day so I'll stick with my Rive Gauche...
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    Re: A BEST MAN scent

    Consider Rive Gauche. It is classy and it lasts forever!
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    Guerlain Vetiver vs Extreme Vetiver

    I am compelled to get one of these two scents but cannot decide which I like the best. At the moment I am leaning towards the Extreme version simply because I find it richer and more suited to...
  24. Re: Purchased Creed Erolfa via fragrancenet. Help

    I recently bought Himalaya from fragranceX and this was a bottle from 2001 according to the serial number when it arrived. My previous botte of Himalaya was from 2004 according to serial number and I...
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    Re: Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme

    Don't bother. It is very dissapointing and boring.
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    Re: Dior 'Jules'

    It is not available in Belgium unfortunately, otherwise I would have owned it long ago.
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    Re: Your favorite warm incense?

    Gucci pour Homme. Its bottled catholic church.
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    Dior 'Jules'

    A friend of mine on holiday in France has informed me via SMS that she has managed to purchase a bottle of 'Jules' for me there. I have been wanting some for years as Jules is my name. What can I...
  29. Re: Do you ever smell other people wearing niche fragrances?

    We here on Basenotes do not represent the majority. Most people don't know one fragrance from another and think that Creed is a music band.

    When I get asked what I am wearing and I reply 'It's...
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    Re: Gucci Nobile

    My 66 year old fathers' signature scent and it smells fresh, sophisticated, mature and discreet on him, whilst remaining present for many hours. Although I find it a little old school to use myself...
  31. Re: Paris trip - any tips for visiting perfume houses

    Don't miss the Creed Boutique just off the Champs Elysees on Ave. Pierre 1 de Serbie 38. (If you have the Arc de Triomph behind you, its about 6 or seven streets down and to the right..! We were...
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    Sillage and application questions

    I'm concerned that I may be applying too much fragrance. Here's why;

    When I apply, I mostly cannot smell my fragrance at all after a while. Does this mean that others cannot smell it either? I...
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    Re: Which CREED for 37yr old man?

    I think I have tried just about all of them in two different shops, but you know what its like when you sample a lot of different scents. After a while you don't know what you are smelling. I tried...
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    Which CREED for 37yr old man?

    I would really like to get a Creed fragrance and I wondered which one you think would best suit a guy of my age? All suggestions appreciated.
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    Re: LŽInstant PH Eau Extreme

    It is available in Planet Parfum in Belgium. (www.planetparfum.be)
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    Re: How many sprays of Rive Gauche?

    I would say none at all. I tried this recently and there is just some nutty nauseating note in it that makes me feel like i'm gonna retch.
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    Re: Dior Voyage?

    Yes that must be it, but when will it be out?
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    Dior Voyage?

    i have read somewhere that Dior are launching a new scent for men this year called Voyage. Anybody know anything about this?
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    Dior Jules. Where can I get it?

    I am located in Belgium and am wondering if Dior Jules is still in production and where I can get hold of a bottle. Any suggestions or help gratefully received.
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    Re: Kenzoair intense a winner

    The cumin is noticeable but it still manages to be a very clean although dry scent.
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    Kenzoair intense a winner

    Just discovered this amazing stuff. It is just the best I have ever smelled. So mellow, woody, spicey and masculine. I can't believe that nobody else has heard of it. I have never had so many...
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    Re: Cumin prominent scents

    Kenzo Air has cumin quite prominent.
  43. Which fragrance for holiday in South Africa?

    I'm 36 and looking for something fresh but fitting to my age to wear next month in Cape Town and surrounding area. My usual fragrance is Gucci Envy but would like something different for my holiday....
  44. Re: Seeking a fragrance heavy on cloves and nutmeg

    Thanks to everyone for the helpful responses. I have satisfied my desire for Nutmeg by investing in Cacharel pour l'homme. It is just what I have been looking for. Thanks again.
  45. Seeking a fragrance heavy on cloves and nutmeg

    Can anyone recommend something with prominent nutmeg and cloves? I want something smooth and spicy for the winter. I keep getting whiffs of male scents with great nutmeg when at work etc, but don't...
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    Kenzo Air Intense. What do you smell?

    I was given an almost finished bottle by a friend to try because I said I was on the lookout for something fresh and woody and he'd had enough of it. At first I thought of Pine forests and maybe...
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    Re: Perfume The Story Of a Murderer- movie

    The film was good, but the book is much better. So much more detailed. I read it before I saw the film and as a result was slightly dissapointed with the screen version.
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    Re: What makes a scent smell like "old man"

    Well, I think that Eau Savage by CD smells like old men. In fact it smells almost faecal to me.
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    Re: Fragrance you simply can't stand?

    PRADA; the new stuff for 'men'. It is terrible. Reminds me of little old ladies in fur coats.
  50. What does Gucci Envy for men say about you?

    I usually wear Gucci Envy for men for work and have had many positive reactions. But what does this scent really say about the person wearing it?
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