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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Asking for Tom Ford Beau de Jour (Signature) again, please.
  2. Re: Blind Buy Disappointment: The Basenotes in Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta

    I find Essenza the most soapy (Neroli-dominant, I guess) followed by the Original, then Assoluta.

    Really enjoying the Original at the moment. Bought it instead of a back up of Assoluta as much as...
  3. Re: Masculinity in gender differences in perfumery

    Cheers!
  4. Re: Blind Buy Disappointment: The Basenotes in Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta

    One of my favourite fragrances of all time. Just gets better with age. So sad it has been discontinued.
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    Re: Today I bought May 2020

    Thanks N.CAL! Definitely. Great price, too good to pass up for a lovely scent.
  6. Re: Covid the final nail in the coffin for Malls and fragrances???

    Well, there is no longer an excuse for weak perfumes as long as social distancing is in operation :wink:

    As for malls and shops in general: not for me whilst restrictions are in place but people...
  7. Re: The Perfume of Happiness: The most uplifting perfume ever made

    Great thread.

    I wouldn’t argue with Colonia, as I own it and love it. Not a major departure but I’d also add its flanker, Assoluta. Uplifting and happiness inducing for me, like the original.
    ...
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    Re: Best mens floral fragrance?

    You could also try AdP Colonia Essenza for Neroli and other white florals - jasmine and lily of the valley. It is quite ‘soapy’ and leans more old school, so bear that in mind, but it is pretty good.
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    Re: Best mens floral fragrance?

    If you like Neroli and white florals, you may like APOM pour homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian but it maybe more expensive than what you have in mind.
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    Re: Best mens floral fragrance?

    Adding..

    AdP Colonia Assoluta (Ylang-Ylang and Jasmine)
    Lalique Hommage à L’Homme (Violet)
    Cartier L’Envol edp (Iris and Violet)
    Dior Homme Parfum (Rose)
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    Re: Today I bought May 2020

    AdP Colonia hat box gift set.
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    Re: Today I bought May 2020

    Very nice!
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    Re: Vetiver to compliment SDV and VE

    For a classy, gentlemanly Vetiver that leans towards fresh, I recommend L.T. Piver Vetiver.
  14. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    :laugh:
  15. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    Deleted. Failed to copy message replying to.
  16. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    BDJ Signature will be a vintage fragrance by the time it’s added to the directory.
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense DHI 2020 shocker!

    My bottle from a few years ago took months to open up, so to speak. Maybe your’s needs some time. Thinking back, do you remember if any of your previous DHI got stronger over time?
  18. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    Amen to that.
  19. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    This is very good. Light, yet substantial, if that makes sense. It’s well blended and yet there is good note separation. I find it to be a very vivid scent; almost ‘three dimensional’ in nature. Good...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Yep. Came here to say this.

    Cheers.
  21. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    20ml decant of Beau de Jour.
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    Re: Sex and fragrance

    I don’t relate fragrance to intercourse when I’m wearing it, I’m afraid. And to be honest, I can take it or leave it on a woman. Fragrance on a woman can smell ‘sexy’ to me (e.g. jasmine notes) but...
  23. Re: What are your mission, vision and values when it comes to fragrance?

    I don’t like to over-think it. Strategising this hobby would take the fun out of it for me.
  24. Re: UK Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Parfum is back

    Thanks for this. That is great news! Own and love the original and never got to test the Parfum properly.
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    Re: Has Paul Smith London been relaunched?

    Yes, my original bottle is a bit leaky from the sprayer. My previous bottle was very, very leaky.
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    Re: A Chergui alternative?

    This might seem an odd suggestion but have you tried spraying less and perhaps on your chest and clothes? I own it and it lasts and lasts on me. My wife also wears it and it continues to leave a...
  27. Re: Any recommendations based on my current likings - much appreciated!

    Also adding L’Envol edp. Has the added bonus of often being heavily discounted.
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    Re: Serge lutens performance issues?

    Performance has been excellent in my experience with five or so SL fragrances.

    Good choice with the 5 O’Clock - enjoy!
  29. Re: “Best-Buys”, Bargain fragrances, Fragrances on a budget

    Not in any particular order:

    Cartier L’Envol edp
    LT Piver Vetiver
    Caron Le Troisieme Homme
    Caron Pour Un Homme
    Caron Yatagan
    Lalique Hommage a L’Homme
    Guerlain Habit Rouge edt and edp...
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    Re: Weak Dior Sauvage Edp

    Welcome! Give it a few wears. Mine improved after a few weeks.
  31. Re: Telephone vs. Verbatim: A Theory of Notes/Accords

    I often find that expectations I may have, based on a house’s described notes or accords, fall short.
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    Re: The Ultimate 'Dark Blue' Thread

    Yes, me being lazy, sorry - only just read your 8 Sept post in this thread re this.
  33. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Rolls up in the Jaaaaaaaaag and relieves you of your Enigma, yarn.
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    Re: The Ultimate 'Dark Blue' Thread

    Oh, yes I agree, definitely darker than the light blue aquatics and some of the ingredients hint at dark, plus they are indeed marketed as such but they don’t really smell ‘dark’ to me. It’s more the...
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    Re: The Ultimate 'Dark Blue' Thread

    As per many of the comments above, these ‘dark blue’ scents are largely fresh and woody; they don’t smell ‘dark’. Dark blue is an attractive colour to many men and coupled with a fresh woody smell,...
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    Re: Fragrance that make you happy

    There’s something about L’Occitane’s Eau de Vetyver that really lifts my spirits and puts a smile on my face.
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    Re: Heat and Fragrance

    Thank you :thumbup:
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    Re: Heat and Fragrance

    Thank you :thumbup:
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Line?

    Colonia
    Assoluta
    Essenza
    Leather
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    Re: 50th Bday Surprise

    A Very Happy 50th Birthday, To You!

    That’s a lovely surprise from your wife.
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    Re: Heat and Fragrance

    Thanks, Hednic.

    Those are very good points Bonnette and Andy - thank you.
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    Re: What makes a perfume “sexy”?

    Jasmine.
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    Re: Heat and Fragrance

    Thanks for your help with this, guys. Really appreciate it.
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    Heat and Fragrance

    I know that heat can sometimes adversely affect a fragrance and so I was wondering if anyone could provide some insight into this because this morning I collected a parcel of two fragrances from my...
  45. Re: Lalique Hommage a L'Homme: Any fans of this one?

    :thumbup:
  46. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Lalique Hommage À L’Homme.

    Owned it a few years ago but gave it away. Ordered a 100ml bottle with shower gel, which should arrive tomorrow.
  47. Re: Lalique Hommage a L'Homme: Any fans of this one?

    Reordered a 100ml bottle of this with the shower gel. Should arrive tomorrow.
  48. Re: Celebrating Differences: What do YOU Enjoy About Perfume?

    - I love it when a perfume new to my nose excites and pretty much consumes me as I get to know it.

    - I love how perfume lifts my mood throughout the day.

    - I love how perfume can instantly...
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    Re: Masculine powdery scents

    Armani Code. Clean, powdery, masculine. Can be bought online for under £50.
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    Re: Favourite leather fragrance

    Habit Rouge edt
    Bottega Veneta PH
    Dior Homme Parfum
    Colonia Leather
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    Re: Favorite Leather Fragrances!!!!

    Habit Rouge edt
    Bottega Veneta PH
    Dior Homme Parfum
    Colonia Leather
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    Re: Top 3 now.

    At the moment, it’s

    Eau Sauvage EdT
    Le Troisieme Homme
    Egoiste
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    Re: Buying from Amazon ?

    Although Amazon would not be my first port of call by any means and there are numerous other online retailers that I would (and do) go to instead, I have bought fragrance twice through from Amazon....
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    Re: Opposite of powdery

    Welcome!

    Creed Himalaya
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Tom Ford Noir Anthracite
    Tom Ford For Men
  55. Re: Does It Bother You When People You Like Mock Cologne In General?

    Pretty much nailed it.
  56. Re: Does It Bother You When People You Like Mock Cologne In General?

    Exactly. Most men I know that wear it wear it for themselves. They often don’t like to talk about why they like it though; I invariably encounter uncomfortableness masked by fake indifference if I...
  57. Re: Does It Bother You When People You Like Mock Cologne In General?

    It can regrettably be a British trait to sneer and mock, usually when the issue is one that is not understood, and often from a perceived position of superiority, and I have had it many times at work...
  58. Re: What are the 5 best fresh niche fragrances?

    Difficult to choose five; I’d probably need a few weeks of testing as there are quite a few ‘heavy weights’ I have not gotten around to getting my nose on.

    Anyway, in no particular order, these...
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    Re: What are the best fragrances from Dior?

    Loads of very good fragrances to choose from. My favourite is Eau Sauvage edt.

    In addition to that, I’m currently really enjoying DHP, DHI, ESP 2017, Fahrenheit Absolute, and Sauvage edp.
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    Re: Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    Yes; this is consistent with my experience of my bottle that is later than your’s.
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    Re: What's Your Tom Ford Collection?

    Noir
    Noir Extreme
    Noir Anthracite

    Used to own:
    Neroli Portofino
    Grey Vetiver
    For Men
  62. Re: Personality types and colognes/perfumes.Do you believe in it?

    Not really, no. The only instances I could imagine is perhaps an introverted person not wanting to stand out and so wearing a discreet fragrance, and a person who is extrovert and perhaps seeks...
  63. Re: Do you wear fragrance even at home alone?

    Not all the time but sometimes I do, yes.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Egoiste - 31st wear from this bottle and performance was better than any previous wearing.
  65. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    Fine with it.
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    Re: Fragrance Survey

    1. What is your favorite designer house?
    Dior

    2. What is your favorite niche house?
    Serge Lutens

    3. What is your favorite fragrance genre/group?
    Citrus Aromatic

    4. What are your favorite...
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    Re: Latest Rochas - L'Homme Rochas!

    Thanks, Hednic.

    I haven’t tried it but the dark blue bottle and packaging suggest nighttime to me and those notes could easily = a youthful clubbing style of fragrance; they look like sweetness...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Xerjoff Naxos. I should wear this more; it’s good stuff.
  69. Re: Star Wars Characters And Their Corresponding Fragrance

    Darth Plagueis: Leather Oud

    Next: Grand Moff Tarkin
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    Re: Most worn in Decade 2010s

    I joined BN in August 2012 but did not start recording my SOTD until late March 2014, so this is the top 10 it’s captured since then:




    1...
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    Re: Most worn in December 2019

    Bottega Veneta Pour Homme - 5 wears.
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    Re: New Pasha Perfume any try it yet?

    Thanks for the info. This sounds nice; will try when I get the opportunity.
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    Re: Modern powerhouse men's frags?

    Agree with Sauvage.

    Sweetness and/or a base of recognisable synthetic woods has been a feature of fragrance marketed to men for some time now but I guess something like TF Noir Anthracite could...
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    Re: 36 and still no signature scent

    This.
  75. Re: Christmas Morning, What Did You Give/What did you get?

    Absolutely! It’s Christmas, after all!
  76. Re: Christmas Morning, What Did You Give/What did you get?

    That’s very touching, tspencer. Thanks for sharing and I’m really glad your mum liked her present. I hope you are all having an enjoyable Christmas.
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Plans?

    No set plans, except maybe re-buy Royal Oud or Tabac Rouge, but that will likely be later in the year. Otherwise, I’ll just go with the flow and if one or two fragrances really wow me I may buy it if...
  78. Re: Deciding between Dior Sauvage EDT and EDP

    I don’t think Dior could care less about a few fragrance enthusiasts moaning about the composition of the edt when it’s been selling in bucket loads. Rather, I just think the style of the edp was a...
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    Re: Most complex / complicated fragrance

    Agree with SP’s attars, Habit Rouge and Mitsouko, all from experience.

    Edit: Also adding BV Knot Eau Absolue. I gifted this to my wife yesterday and my, oh my, it is fantastic. Complex,...
  80. Re: Christmas Morning, What Did You Give/What did you get?

    Very nice, indeed.
  81. Re: Christmas Morning, What Did You Give/What did you get?

    Lovely!
  82. Re: Christmas Morning, What Did You Give/What did you get?

    Pretty good!
  83. Re: Christmas Morning, What Did You Give/What did you get?

    Nice! Enjoy and Merry Christmas.
  84. Re: Christmas Morning, What Did You Give/What did you get?

    :thumbup:
  85. Re: Christmas Morning, What Did You Give/What did you get?

    Post Deleted.
  86. Re: Christmas Morning, What Did You Give/What did you get?

    Merry Christmas, everyone.

    I received Caron’s Le Troisieme Homme, some Acqua di Parma shower gel and some Molton Brown shower gel. Very happy indeed :smiley:

    I gave my wife Bottega Veneta Knot...
  87. Re: question and advice about Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017 version

    Longevity is good with ESP 2017. It lasts most, if not all, of the day. It doesn’t leave a huge trail but it will be noticed.

    As far as comparisons with the EDT go, ESP 2017 is not an amped up...
  88. Re: What is topping your Christmas list this year

    I asked for Le Troisieme Homme as I never got around to buying it for myself earlier this year.
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    Re: Help Me decide

    Dior Homme Intense. But sample first. Welcome!
  90. Re: House of Cartier (L'Envol, Pasha, Santos, etc.)

    I like this house a lot. Both the male and female offerings are excellent. I’m not sure their fragrance gets the recognition it deserves but then again it doesn’t appear to be heavily advertised or...
  91. Re: Anyone else dislike amber as a note in men's fragrances?

    By and large I like amber.
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    Re: Favorite pine/fir scents

    Have a wander over to the Coneheads group. You may get some more ideas there.
  93. Re: Help me find a Wedding Scent out of these....

    Great to hear the special day went well. Congratulations!
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    Poll: Re: A dilemma on what to do with fakes...

    I have no problem with this thread; it raises some interesting and important issues around possible unintended consequences contributing to the counterfeit market. The environmental impact issues...
  95. Re: Gravitas Pour Homme (MrSmelly) This Sounds Good, Your Thoughts?

    I’ve watched a few of his videos and enjoyed them and this fragrance sounds like something I would like, definitely.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum?

    I love it but there are differences between it and DH and DHI, as highlighted above. Given you love DH and DHI, you’ll like DHP as well, as long as you like a dark and sweet, dense and rich fragrance.
  97. Thread: T K Maxx

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    Re: T K Maxx

    Have to agree on your take on the fragrances, absolutely.

    That’s a fair old canter there and back! The access and exit is terrible, yes. And even worse with the ongoing roadworks. I work down the...
  98. Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    I was thinking of L’Occitane Eau de Vetyver and Creed Himalaya. Both cold weather easy reaches but both come with issues...

    The Creed is expensive.

    The L’Occitane has been discontinued, so not...
  99. Thread: T K Maxx

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    Re: T K Maxx

    Haha! Saw these (and a load of Agent Provocateur) when I was in Selly Oak branch the other day too when I went to collect a bottle of Bottega Veneta Knot Eau Absolu I ordered. Whilst there I bought...
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    Re: Habit Rouge EDT and L´Eau

    L’Eau is a modern re-working of HR. The EdT harkens back to another age of perfumery. It isn’t a fragrance that blends in with the crowd; it’s a big old dusty (not powdery, dusty) lemon, rose and...
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