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

    I see what you just did there :grin:
  2. Re: "And the fragrances) I dislike the most are..."

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille.

    It's the work of the Devil.

    :evil: :evil:
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    Re: UK split - Balafre Lancome

    Happy to support a UK based splitter. I'll take position 4, please.
  4. Re: Any scents with leather that are appropriate for summer?

    Spray a mist of Leather Oud, then walk through the mist a couple of times.

    Subtle.

    HTH.
  5. Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza - your thoughts?

    Soapy blech.

    Not worthy of the Acqua di Parma name.

    :sad:
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    Re: It's about to get real...

    The big factor is that that your son is likely to have a great future in front of him. Which makes him attractive. Which bodes well for the continuation of your genes....

    Be proud and happy...
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    Poll: Re: Most hyped compliment getters ranking

    whs
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    Re: The rehabilitation of Bleu de Chanel

    Sounds like roadworks to me.

    Maybe it's my age...
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    Re: Funny how tastes change...

    I am a user rather than a collector.

    My wardrobe seems to hover somewhere between 2 and 3 dozen. Once I hit the 3 dozen mark I find there at 6 to 8 I can 'eBay' without further thought. I haven'y...
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    Re: Motorcycle leather tattoo

    Layer Dior Farenheit with Tom Ford Tuscan Leather.
  11. Re: Difficulty choosing what to wear (Semi-beginner).

    As has already been said, Aventus or La Nuit, and definitely NOT Kouros.
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    Re: Grey hair

    Leave the colour as it is and enjoy the gravitas it gives you.

    Think Alpha silverback Gorilla! :smiley:

    As has been said elsewhere, pay attention to styling (I'm thinning as well, so I've gone...
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    Re: Body fitness!

    A basic Strength Training programme.

    http://stronglifts.com/
  14. Re: Are the Tom Ford exclusives worth the money?

    Top Tip.

    If you're in the UK...

    Keep an eye on Kron's splits. I've had a bunch of TF stuff from him, and I'm very happy.

    See here -
    ...
  15. Re: Will i love or hate YSL M7 (Vintage)?

    Not necessarily.

    I had 2 bottles of vintage M7 which I sold once I got a bottle of Oud Absolu.

    My reason is that the big cherry opening and long wait for the dry down are far too high a price...
  16. Re: Tuscan Leather vs. Tobacco Vanille. Which one is more pleasant?

    TV is the work of Satan.

    'nuff said.
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud - is it just me?

    I see Leather Oud as the Big Brother to Antaeus...

    ...in the same way that I see Bois de Portugal as the Big Brother to Penhaligon's Douro Eau de Portugal.

    But then, maybe it's just me......
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    Re: Kouros=Aramis ?

    I own both.

    Think I'll go away and try layering them...

    :2vrolijk_08:
  19. Re: I've Never Listened To A Single Word by A Sales Associate

    Ah. Got it.

    You have issues with your own masculinity. Bless. :laugh:
  20. Re: According to my Macy's SA, only old men buy Thierry Mugler

    The same thing that's wrong with a youngster smelling like tar and chocolate! :laugh:
  21. Re: Good cheap cologne to apply after PE?

    Cool Water is what you want. :thumbsup:
  22. Re: Narciso Rodriguez for Him - thoughts on a blind buy?

    I don't think it's a safe blind buy.

    I have owned both this and Farenheit Absolute in the past.

    I used up my bottle of NR, and will buy another one in the fullness of time.

    I have just sold...
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    Re: Encre Noire: Eau Hell No!

    Add that story to the 'sticky' thread at the top of the page! :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 12th, 2013

    YSL M7 Oud Absolu :laugh:
  25. Re: Which Private Blend size do you buy?

    This! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Absolute fruit bombs?

    Aventus. Of course. :happy:
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    Re: Day to Day fragrance advice

    That's the one I was thinking of, given the OP's liking for 'vanilla'. :laugh:
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    Re: Chanel Sycomore

    If you don't like vetiver, I think the trick is to avoid vetiver based frags! :rolleyesold:
  29. Re: Looking for fruity smell like Raspberry/Pomegranate [New User]

    Pineapple is the fruit you want.

    Aventus! :thumbsup:
  30. Re: is it worth buying big bottles? (i.e. 6.7 oz)

    For DLO it's a No Brainer. Just Do It! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Fragrance for business conference

    Roadster if it's all/ predominanantly male.

    Aventus if it's 'mixed'! :laugh:
  32. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I've just got me some Sycamore! :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, April 11th, 2013

    Tom Ford - Oud Wood :thumbsup:
  34. Re: Huge Collection of Everything OR Small Collection of Gems?

    I use the 'devil take the hindmost' approach.

    When I realise I haven't used a frag for a while I put it to one side. Over a period of time I will find I have put 6 - 12 aside. Over the couse of a...
  35. Poll: Re: Alright, Which one of these is the best choice...

    I went with New West.

    TdH would have been my second choice, had the option existed.
  36. Re: Looking to buy my 2nd Cologne, for summer. Help?

    Hello and welcome. :smiley:

    The usual mantra here is go out into the stores, sniff a lot, and find out for yourself what you like. Everybody's taste is differenent. Have a read through some of the...
  37. Re: A more "young" version of Creed Bois de Portugal

    Penhaligon's Duro Eau De Portugal

    I have both this and BdP

    I consider DEdP to be BdP's 'kid brother'.

    This is the one you want! :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

    I have an interview this afternoon, so it has to be - Tom Ford Grey Vetiver.
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    Re: A Cologne To Save Your Life

    A*Men.

    He'll think he's been barfed on by a 6 year old who's just been to a kiddies' party.
  40. Poll: Re: Second Summer Fragrance, Terre D'Hermes vs Allure Homme Sport

    This.

    Except that the TDH Pure Parum is deeper & darker than the EdT.
  41. Re: For all the UK Creed Aventus lovers out there... check this out

    If your are in the UK, your best bet is to join one of Kron's splits. He seems to have an Avenus on the go more or less all the time, and sometimes he has two. :thumbsup:
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    Re: bottles you've broken?

    I once dropped a nearly full tester bottle of Aramis 900 in a Department Store.

    Didn't cost me anything, but the public embarassment was plenty :cry:
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes...

    It's a fab frag. I have the Pure Parfam in my wardrobe, rather than the EdT.

    Try both, but make sure you buy at least one of them! :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 8th, 2013

    Dior Leather Oud

    Feeling 'a bit of a beast' today :thumbsup:
  45. Re: Can anyone recommend a good cologne that attracts the opposite sex?

    That's exactly what I would recommend.

    Both are fantastic 'crowd pleasers'.

    Enjoy!
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    Re: CdG 2 Man...wow!

    This one takes me back.

    CDG 2 Man was the first one I bought on the strength of having a sniff around our local fragrance shop soon after I joined BN.

    2 Man is definitely the more masuline of...
  47. Re: Tom Fords Italian Cypress - So Impressed I Purchased It On The Spot

    Interesting that you mention (a) Cartier Declaration (flanker) and Italian Cypress in the same post...

    Cartier Declaration was our 'romantic scent' until Mrs JTB got a whiff of Italian Cypress....
  48. Re: My new Budgetting system for buying Fragrances (not revolutionary :-) )

    Don't forget you can also boost you budget by reclassifying some of your 8/10 as 7/10 and selling them! :laugh:
  49. Re: Have You Ever Dumped A Fragrance Then Re-Purchased It ?

    Not quite...

    I have just been doing a clear out of my wardrobe, to put stuff on eBay.

    Mrs JTB was sat beside me as I had a final sniff of a few bottles set aside for 'the cull' while putting my...
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    Re: TF Grey Vetiver, a major let down

    I was unsure when I first tried it (it was my first vetiver), but having sampled others (and added a couple to my wardrobe), I find I use it regularly when I'm in the mood for a vetiver.

    If you...
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    Re: I need a one perfume....

    La Nuit is alaways a good place to start. It is an easy wearing 'Crowd Pleaser'. The EdP is less 'shouty' than the EdT.
  52. Re: Cologne Strength Without a label EDC,EDT,EDP?

    Creeds are listed Millesime strength which, they tell us, is equivalent to EdP.

    According to the listing on cheapsmells.com, D&G The One is EdT.
  53. Re: Beware of these fragrances: Do never buy them blind

    Exactly! I tend to either buy blind(ish) on eBay or buy into one of Kron's World Famous Splits. :thumbsup:

    Probably about 75% of what I get from eBay goes back on there. The thing is, by the time...
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    Re: No love for YSL Libre?

    Fresh, inoffensive daytime wear. Pick one up cheap on eBay.
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    Re: Pornography...

    Now that is Seriously Naughty! :shocked:
  56. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    You need to replace your Oud Absolu!

    :thumbsup:
  57. Re: What is the ultimate most macho alpha male scent ever created?

    Nah.

    That just makes you smell like you pump gas for a living...
  58. Re: Tuscan Leather or Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford

    Tuscan Leather is for Grown Ups. :thumbsup:

    Tobacco Vanille is The Work of Satan. :thumbdown:
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    Re: Creed Green Valley

    Where's jcrich?

    This is one of his all time faves :thumbsup:
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    Re: Fragrance for a Job Interview

    Same advice as if the question was 'what would I wear for an [insert scenario here] date?'

    The answer is whatever will make you feel most confident.

    Interviewers will 'smell' your confidence...
  61. Re: Body Odor as a complement to a fragrance

    Nailed it absolutely :thumbsup:
  62. Re: Cult favourites which you personally don't care for

    Not only don't I 'get' Tobacco Vanille, I don't 'get' Neroli Portofino either.

    Also:

    Farenheit
    Body Kouros
    A* Men
    Blenheim Bouquet
  63. Re: Got a Sample of CREED Aventus…Pleasantly DISAPPOINTED, anyone else?

    You've made a start. now you just need to do 'that batch number thing'! :lolk:
  64. Poll: Re: What is your favorite Private Blend Tom Ford Fragrance?

    Of those I've tried, it was a close run thing between Italian Cypress (Mrs JTB's favourite 'date scent'), Oud Wood, and Tuscan Leather.

    I finally went for Oud Wood 'just because' :thumbsup:
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    Re: La Nuit De L'homme or angel men!

    Buy La Nuit.

    A*men is the work of Satan.

    HTH

    :cheesy:
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    Re: Tom Ford Oud Wood Or YSL M7

    Since I bought Oud Wood (Thanks, Kron! :thumbsup:) I never wear M7.

    For me, that over sweet cherry opening of M7 is an irritation that has to be 'lived through'.

    Now I have both, my M7 has...
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    Re: ruined opportunities

    Get your own back on him.

    Make Bois de Portugal your signature scent!

    :2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: Oud: Creed v Tom Ford

    I have sampled the Creed and own the Tom Ford.

    If I had both I would wear the Creed for office/ daytime and the Tom Ford for evening/ nights out.

    Off the tiop of my head I can't think of any...
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    Re: Creed fragrances in the UK

    Update - Kron has both GIT and Aventus available now.

    Go raid your PayPal account. You know you want to :D
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    Re: Creed fragrances in the UK

    That one is easy.

    Kron is in the UK and he always has splits running, so you won't have to wait long for him to offer these again.

    Here are his current offerings -
    ...
  71. Re: Mists, Mellow Fruitfulness and.... LEATHER

    No, but I'm wearing Tuscan Leather this Autumn! :D
  72. Re: Is YSL's M7 a fragrance that every gentlemen's fragrance wardrobe should include?

    Absolutely.

    M7 was one of my first acquisitions after joining BN. I had a hard time 'living with' the overly sweet opening blast. In my opinion Oud Absolute is much 'better' since you don't have...
  73. Re: Baffled by how Creed Aventus is such a compliment getter...

    Doesn't matter.

    It's just like a Woman.

    Don't try to understand her...

    Just love her...

    HTH :laugh:
  74. Re: declaration Cartier....can we talk this

    It way my wife's favourite 'romantic scent' for quite some time, until she smelled Tom Ford's Italian Cypress... :thumbsup:
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    Re: Compliments Received on YSL La Nuit

    It does seem to be a fairly hefty complement getter, and appears not to be restricted to particular age groups.

    Very much a 'safe bet' in this respect, and doesn't seem to be actively disliked...
  76. Re: Dark scents? When a scent is dark, what's it like?

    Anything containing one or more of Aoud, Leather, or Patchouli tends to 'feel' dark to me.
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    Poll: Re: Creed GIT or Aventus poll

    Aww...

    Too late to vote.

    But, FWIW, Aventus.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday 21st of October

    Antaeus. For the first time in months...
  79. Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Parma - Colonia Intensa Oud Eau de Cologne Concentrée

    Rse! How did I miss that? :cry:
  80. Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Parma - Colonia Intensa Oud Eau de Cologne Concentrée

    Now available online at John Lewis -

    http://www.johnlewis.com/231717455/Product.aspx

    Kron, mate. Somebody did ask earlier in the thread about a split... :laugh:
  81. Re: Your Top 3 popular fragrances that you just don't like

    A*Men
    Fahrenheit
    Tobacco Vanille
  82. A conversation with two SAs in a department store

    Was in John Lewis in Cambridge, mooching around, as you do, and saw Tom Ford Neroli Portofino.

    Having never sampled that one before, nor seen it in any deparment store, I picked up the tester...
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    Re: Date night fragrance

    For us (26 years married) it was, for a number of years, Declaration by Cartier...

    Then she got a whiff of Italian Cypress by Tom Ford...

    :laugh:
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    Re: pheromones

    Hang on guys...

    Pheromones are scientifically proven to work 100% of the time...

    With fruit flys :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Frags similar to La Nuit de L'Homme?

    +1 on La Nuite EdP. Not as 'shouty' as the EdT.
  86. Re: Just for fun - If I had a fire and could only save 5 items from my wardrobe...

    Nope. I don't own any of those either! :rolleyesold:
  87. Re: Just for fun - If I had a fire and could only save 5 items from my wardrobe...

    Nope, don't have the last 3 in my wardrobe!
  88. Re: Just for fun - If I had a fire and could only save 5 items from my wardrobe...

    Nope, I couldn't save any of them. None are in my collection! :lolk:



    Ditto :lolk:
  89. Just for fun - If I had a fire and could only save 5 items from my wardrobe...

    Thread inspired by Jcrich and his description of the five star items in his wardrobe ("5 stars - The great ones. The ones that I'd save if the house was burning down.").

    So, if you were me what...
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    Re: I wear what I like?

    Or simply smile sweetly and ask - "What's the matter, are you not comfotable with Who You Are?"

    And just watch the Macho Men get flusterd at that one! :grin:
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    Re: Just For Fun: Fragrance Comments

    Rose of Sharon -
    ...
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    Re: A*Men - No Middle Ground - Yes or No

    Pour it DOWN the drain...
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    Re: Terre D'hermes EDT or EDP

    I like both, but I have chosen to own the parfum...
  94. Re: Would like a fragrance that smells of...

    oops, duplicate
  95. Re: Would like a fragrance that smells of...

    Well, if you really must insist on smelling like you've had an accident at a filling station...

    Farenheit it is.
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    Re: Father of the Bride...

    Tell you what, mate...

    We are doing an 'open house' on Sunday...

    I'll wear it then!
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    Re: Would you wear M7 In the summer heat?

    And Moore suggests I wear it on Saturday!

    Here -

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301916-Father-of-the-Bride

    http://www.basenotes.net/vbimages/smilies/yabb/grin.gif
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    Re: Father of the Bride...

    Hi guys!

    Thanks for the kind words.

    For those that suggested the Acqua di Parma, that was a serious contender but, as will we be outside on grass quite a lot, I felt the Grey Vetiver would...
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    Father of the Bride...

    On Saturday I will be giving my eldest daughter away...

    And naturally I have been giving some thought as to what I should wear :grin:

    The forecast is for the day to be sunny and warm (in the UK...
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    Re: What to wear on an upcoming date?

    Nah. He wore Bleu de Chanel. There was no second date! :shocked:
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