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    Re: Suggest a formal evening scent

    Thank you for the input so far. I haven't had a chance to write a detailed reply yet and I'm rather busy with work today but will reply to some of the suggestions when I get the chance.

    Please do...
  2. Poll: Re: Best New Male Fragrance nominees - FiFi Awards. Imagine it's your choice...

    Not a great choice to be fair.

    I do really enjoy spicebomb though so that gets my vote.
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    Re: Your safest, go-to, anytime, anywhere scent?

    Yet another vote for YSL l'homme

    Also Guerlain Homme
  4. ^ I guess the hole point is that it's 1399 too...

    ^ I guess the hole point is that it's 1399 too many.

    Mildly interesting, however.
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    Re: Is artificial light bad for fragrances?

    Definitely makes me wonder why any fragrance would ever come in a clear glass bottle, really. It's nice to see how much juice you have left, so the dark glass that the likes of the l'occitane scents...
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    Suggest a formal evening scent

    I know this is done quite often so apologies for repitition, however I am after a new formal evening scent and would like some suggestions.

    I'm 25 years old and would like a nice, sharp, elegant...
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    Re: NEXT (uk) Selling their own EDP...

    I should have added that it's quite possible it was one of the other two that reminded me of spicebomb, I can't remember which one it was to be honest.
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    Re: Sunshine in a bottle

    Creed virgin island water
    Marc Jacobs by Marc Jacobs
    Diptyque philosykos
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    Re: NEXT (uk) Selling their own EDP...

    Went in and had a look at these Next scents today.

    Next Gold is almost an exact replica, to my nose, of Zara Gold !

    In regards to the new ones. The bottles are nice, well designed and don't...
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    Re: Help us Pick a Logo

    As a professional graphic designer for over a decade my opinion would be this one, however it may be construed as being a tad similar or homage to the Guerlain logo, although being what it is that...
  11. Thread: Zara frags

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    Re: Zara frags

    I have Zara Gold. It is reminiscent of aventus, very synthetic but quite nice. Very good longevity and sillage.

    It has one of the most tacky bottles i've ever owned. Brushed gold aluminium with...
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    Re: NEXT (uk) Selling their own EDP...

    Looking forward to testing these this week. Will report back !
  13. Re: Searching for a Scent similar to L'Occitane Eau de 4 Voleurs

    Bumping this as I'm wondering if, a year on, anything else comes to mind to anyone as being similar to 4 Voleurs ?

    edit - sorry just noticed it was only a few months ago not a year
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    Re: L'Occitane Eau de Baux!!

    Have heard a lot of good things about that. What a shame it's been discontinued, I'd love to try it.

    It strangely fascinates me
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    It would have been less hassle than taking numerous photos and posting here, though....

    ;-)
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    The obvious thing to do would be to measure it...

    The eyes play funny tricks on us sometimes. Most likely an illusion due to the dark vs clear.
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    Re: L'Occitane Eau de Baux!!

    Not tried Jaipur. Rochas man was too sweet for me.

    I do get the hype though, for Baux, it's just not for me (or the lady).

    Big fan of L'Occitan by L'Occitane in the summer. Love that peppery...
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    Re: VC&A Midnight in Paris Blindbuy safe?

    I mentioned a few posts back that this thread inspired me to buy a sample of MiP before blind buying.

    Glad I did. It came this morning. I don't like it !

    It's a very nice scent but instantly...
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    Re: L'Occitane Eau de Baux!!

    Funny you should say that. My girlfriend wears flowerbomb and Baux is one of the very few of my fragrances she's really not liked. She really dislikes it infact. "Smells like horrible medicine"...
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    Poll: Re: What is your Preferable Bottle Size ?

    I like a good 50ml personally if it's a new fragrance to me. If I'm buying another bottle of one I know and love then I think 100ml is a good size.
  21. Thread: Why sample?

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    Re: Why sample?

    Surely the only answer to the original question is.... Why not sample?

    I get most of my samples on eBay for £1-2 sometimes £3-5 if more niche. Why not. There has been many a bottle I fancied blind...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

    The sun is out but not too hot...

    Guerlain Homme
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    Re: Dark rooty vetiver

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.15727.jpg
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    Re: VC&A Midnight in Paris Blindbuy safe?

    I've been debating blind buying MiP for a while now, haven't got round to it yet but think I will. I live in central London ad still have not come across this to test!

    As for the dreamer,...
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    Re: Top five warm weather fragrances

    In no particular order...

    L'Occitan by L'Occitane
    YSL Live Jazz
    Guerlain Homme
    Virgin Island water
    Dior homme sport
  26. Re: have you ever received a funny comment on a frag?

    Moschino Forever: 'something smells like a wet dog"

    Spicebomb: "you smell like Christmas cake"
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    Re: Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme...

    As far as blind buys go L'homme is certainly one of the safer ones.

    L'homme is my girlfriends favourite of mine by far. She even sprays it on herself sometimes she likes it so much.

    A very...
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    Re: Guys...Manicures?

    http://images.wikia.com/random-ness/images/0/0b/Homer_hedge.gif
  29. Re: New Fragrance: John Paul Gaultier - Le Beau Male for Men

    I bought this yesterday. I really like it. It's very fresh and cool and blue.

    For the first 15 minutes it smells very generic, quite citrusy, very much like a lot of sport scents out there. After...
  30. Re: Which scents gets you the most negative comments?

    ^ I'd prefer to know, personally. Especially if it comes from more than one person.
  31. Re: Which scents gets you the most negative comments?

    My girlfriend thinks that Eau De Baux smells like 'old medicine'. She really doesn't like it.

    She also said that Moschino Forever smells a bit like 'a wet dog', which I actually agree with.
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    Re: Your comfort scent

    I don't necessarily have a fragrance for relaxing in but I think maybe YSL l'homme as a comfort scent
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    Re: Dior Homme Sport

    I haven't smelt the old one but the new formulation, for me, is 90% ginger with a hint of Dior homme in the background.

    Nice if you like ginger. While pleasant, was a bit too one dimensional for...
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme vs YSL L'Homme

    Allure is too strong for me, it's an unquestionably nice fragrance IMO but a little headache inducing.

    Ysl l'homme is such a nice, sweet, mellow and versatile fragrance that is appropriate for...
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    Re: Set Sail for St. Bart's VS Nautica Voyage

    I'm in the UK too and literally cannot find set sail st barts anywhere. Does the OP or any body else know where I can get a bottle?
  36. Sampled the masculine and unisex scents...

    Sampled the masculine and unisex scents yesterday. Te bottles are huge (300ml) and very difficult to hold and spray in one hand!

    I tried them on card but my initial reaction was to be a little...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    lol
  38. These are now available on the (uk) l'occitane...

    These are now available on the (uk) l'occitane website !
  39. Re: COCONUT - what are your favorite coconut scents for men

    I tried VIW yesterday for the first time and I'm already a big fan. Very similar to Marc Jacobs Man and also Bronze Goddess. All very nice 'spent the day on the beach' type scents.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    E is for the mighty Eau de baux - L'Occitane !
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    Re: Can you truly judge a scent on just a card?

    In my experience you absolutely cannot judge a fragrance properly by just using a card.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I sampled virgin island water today and the about an hour later while talking to the girl working in a certain clothing store, she commented on how good I smelt. 'smells like summer'.
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    Re: your top 5 super FRESH fragrances for men!

    Live Jazz
    YSL L'homme
    GIT
    Aqcua di gio
    Grey Vetiver
  44. Re: Article: L'Occitane to launch Trio of Colognes

    Just when I thought I had everything I liked from this wonderful house! Good news! (bad news for my wallet).
  45. Re: Know of any male fragrances that smell like ginger?

    Marc Jacobs splash ginger?
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    Re: L'Occitane Badien - Blind buy?

    Thanks for the comments guys,

    Turns out my local l'occitane store did have Badien, just not on display. I popped in there today and the guy ent out the back to get a bottle.

    I wasn't that...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    B is for Boss Bottled by Hugo Boss :-P
  48. Thread: Mark Jacobs

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    Re: Mark Jacobs

    One of my favourite summers scents. I haven't owned a bottle in years, maybe it's time to buy a bottle again !
  49. Re: Spice Bomb! Spice Bomb! You're my Spice Bomb! and Baby You Can Turn Me On! A Review of SpiceBom

    In contrast to thebeck I find that spicebomb has immense longevity and sillage. Almost too much, in fact.
  50. Re: Spice Bomb! Spice Bomb! You're my Spice Bomb! and Baby You Can Turn Me On! A Review of SpiceBom

    I agree it's a little overpriced
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, May 28, 2012

    https://www.perfumela.com/images/full/Live-Jazz-1.6.jpg
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    L'Occitane Badien - Blind buy?

    http://img.loccitane.com/P.aspx?l=en-GB&s=215&e=jpg&id=20ET100D9

    I love the house of L'Occitane.

    Eau de baux is my go to winter fragrance and L'occitan my summer one. I adore Vetyver too.
    ...
  53. Re: Spice Bomb! Spice Bomb! You're my Spice Bomb! and Baby You Can Turn Me On! A Review of SpiceBom

    A few months ago I went and got both spicebomb and eau de baux on a card and posted about them being very similar.

    I now own both and can categorically say that they really aren't all that similar...
  54. Re: What fragance brought you most compliments in your office ? ( from colleagues)

    In the office I'd say YSL's l'homme has had the most comments for me
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, May 27th, 2012

    Clear skies and a sunny 25 degrees here and it's not even 10am.. Perfect for ....

    http://www.hestascene.com/shop/images/products/bh01.jpg
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    Poll: Re: Best from Tom Ford

    Tobacco vanille! Closely followed by grey vetiver.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    H is for Hugo by Hugo Boss
  58. Re: If you could pick one scent for from DIPTYQUE - Which one would it be?

    Another for tam dao, only smelt it once but loved it.
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    Re: Smokey fragrance suggestions

    Aventus is an obvious choice. Eating pineapple round a camp fire.
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    Re: What is your most used fragrance?

    Hugo boss bottled would be my most used fragrance. That was before I was really into fragrances though and was just my go to bottle. Used it every day for years. Hardly use it at all now !
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2012

    Today I got the deodorant to compliment my new favourite fragrance...
    ...
  62. Re: looking for a very strong scent for men , which lasts really long , plss help ,

    Another vote for a*men. Great scent.
  63. Re: Is Allure Homme Sport worth getting if I already have Bleu de Chanel?

    They are most certainly different enough to justify owning both. Allure is the nicer of the two, in my opinion.
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2012

    Walked past the l'occitane store again today and couldn't resist...

    http://www.99perfume.com/image/EAU_DE_VETYVER_M.jpg
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    Poll: Re: Prada Amber Vs Midnight In Paris

    MiP for sure!
  66. Re: Starting out... La Nuit de L'homme or Bleu de Chanel

    La nuit gets my vote. Classy, sophisticated, adored by women. Canny go wrong :-)
  67. Re: Recommend fragrances for the person above you based on their wardrobe

    I dont know many female fragrances I'm afraid, but I'll get the ball rolling and be the first to be recommended to !
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    Re: Summer Fragrances for young adult

    You can get live jazz for twenty quid on cheap smells - http://www.cheapsmells.com/viewProduct.php?id=4383

    Such a clean, fresh scent. Perfect for summer and a proper bargain to boot.
  69. Re: [HELP] Signature Scent: Chanel Allure Homme or Creed Green Irish Tweed?

    Id go with allure. Is a great scent and as others have said, more unique. GIT is nice but a little pain in my opinion. Plus allure is less than half the price!
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    Re: L'occitane... My new favorite house

    It's fast becoming my favourite house too. Have loved eau des baux for some time now. It's become a little too hot here in London for baux in my opinion. Went into the l'occitane store today and...
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    Re: L'occitane... My new favorite house

    It's fast becoming my favourite house too. Have loved eau des baux for some time now. It's become a little too hot here in London for baux in my opinion. Went into the l'occitane store today and...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    Y is for Yves Saint Laurent's L'homme !
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I sprayed some l'occitane edt on me before purchasing it today and on the train the girl (mid twenties) sitting opposite asked me what I was wearing and said it was gorgeous. First time I've ever...
  74. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    Fraghead

    Midnight in Paris
    Aventus
    Tobacco vanille
    Virgin island water
    Ysl l'homme
  75. Re: Le Male, Code, or Bottled No. 6 to replace Cool Water?

    Boss bottled is probably my all time favourite. So comforting yet strong and masculine. Projection is perfect in my opinion, not too much not too little. It's a gem.
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    Re: Spanish Fig and Nutmeg by Bath House

    I just bought it. Sounds really nice and extremely well priced !

    Hopefully it's as good as it sounds.
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    Re: L'occitane eau de baux or marc jacobs bang?

    Just a matter of opinion. However I much prefer eau de baux. I sampled bang the other week and really disliked it.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Well obviously it's what you all thought, it's a fact....
  79. Re: boss bottled #6 vs. adidas victory league: longevity and sillage

    I've only tried Boss Bottled but I too can attest to its brilliance. Three sprays lasts me at least 8-10 hours and I get compliments on it quite regularly so projection is good too. A lovely apple...
  80. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    Tjoobie

    La nuit de l'homme
    Aventus
    L'homme
    A*men
    Allure EB
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    Re: Everything smells good to me! (help pls)

    There's a Hermes store in Vancouver - http://stores.hermes.com/North-America/Canada/Vancouver/Hermes-Burrard-Street

    Voyage d'hermes is a nice scent. Very subtle but intriguing. Also check out...
  82. Re: Newbie, looking for casual light cologne recommendation

    I concur
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Hahahahaha. Sorry but that made me lol.
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    Re: Branching out from Acqua Di Gio

    I'd suggest Chanel Allure Homme Sport or maybe Hugo Boss Bottled
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    Re: Looking for a new spring fragrance !!!

    Live Jazz
  86. Poll: Re: Rochas Man vs Givenchy Pi vs Lolita Lempicka L'Eau au Masculin vs Carolina Herrera CH Men

    Im a fan of Pi
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    Re: Which lavender fragrance do you recommend?

    Is got to be L'Occitane by L'Occitane. It happens to be from Provence, too!
  88. Thread: Terre D'Hermes

    by Orieno
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes

    I'm not sure how I feel about this. First time I tested it I realised that it's a co-workers signature scent. To me it simply smells like him, so unfortunately I cannot wear it.
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    Re: The coconut scent I have to choose.

    Try Marc Jacobs Men, it has that coconutty sun lotion feel to it. Very similar to bronze goddess with better longevity in my experience.
    ...
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    Re: YSL La nuit de l'homme - fake? (pics)

    Glad it's not fake but the new bottle feels and looks really cheap in comparison to the old one.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 9 May 2012

    http://i.imgur.com/2mQCb.jpg

    Halston Man Amber :)
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    Re: I drenched my truck in la nuit de l'homme

    How dare you!?

    :tongue:
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    Re: I reject the concept of niche

    No offence intended but I think you need to re-check the definition of niche.

    The concept is irrejectable :tongue:
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    Re: YSL La nuit de l'homme - fake? (pics)

    Superb! Thanks guys, much appreciated. I'm sure you can understand my concern :-)

    I have one previous la nuit and two l'homme's that are all the same so this new one threw me a bit.
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    YSL La nuit de l'homme - fake? (pics)

    Hi Guys

    I bought this on eBay from a power seller with 1000+ feedback, many of which were for fragrances so I thought I'd give it a chance...


    Anyway, the bottle looks very different from my...
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    Re: Opaque bottles drive me crazy

    They're the best in my opinion. I don't have to worry about shielding them from the light. It's not hard to give it a shake to gauge how much is left... and it's not as if you won't know when it's...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    My ex girlfriend used to LOVE Live Jazz.

    My current girlfriend really likes Givenchy Pi and always comments on it, she sprayed it on her top before she left one night. My mother also has commented...
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    Re: Excuse me, what is that you're wearing?

    And get something a little more pleasant to enjoy :huh:
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    Re: Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf

    ^ do you write these? I assumed you just copy and pasted them until now....?
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    Re: Which should I blind buy?

    I think you misread my post... I already own EdB :-)
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