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  1. Re: Pure Havane how does it compare to Tobacco Vanille?

    Tried Havane, was very nice almost had a fresh quality to it. Will add it to my 'buy eventually' list along with Pure Malt.
  2. Re: Need a good cologne appropriate for the right setting

    Gucci Pour Homme II has to be a contender and ticks all the boxes for any work based environment, it stays pretty close to the skin, lasts a decent while and smells rather unique in a nice way.
  3. Re: Controversial opinions on fragrances and its industry: Let's share!

    Bond No 9 is the most successful con job is perfume history, ripping off fragrance after fragrance charging high end prices whilst still getting classed as a legitimate niche house.
  4. Hermes Eau d`Orange Verte and Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine..differences and similarities?

    So i've been looking a for a really good orange based fragrance ever since I picked up Eau d`Orange Verte which I enjoy a lot but it has probably the worst longevity of any other fragrance in my...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense reformulated review.

    Honestly for me the 2013 version longevity wise is as good (for the most part) as the vitage formulation same with the projection, in terms of scent I find it's cocoa is smoother than the vintage...
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    Re: Essenza Nobile are fantastic!

    Just signed up for the first time and put in sample orders for Nio and Bleecker Street, ended up paying about 24 in total a little on the expensive side but with these two frags i've found it almost...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense reformulated review.

    I recently got a 100ml December 2013 bottle which was a replacement for a May 2012 50ml bottle (which I was not happy with due to it's performance and slightly recessed scent) and can safely say my...
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    Re: Fragrance free days or zones?

    When i'm home all day doing nothing and for some reason have decided not to freshen up via a shower i'll nornally skip the fragrance aswell.
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    Poll: Re: Xerjoff Battle Royale: Nio vs Kobe vs Uden

    Only tried Kobe and loved it, not tried Nio but looking forward to testing it out.
  10. Re: Xerjoff Kobe....what an outright excellent scent.

    Thanks for the info, wasn't aware they were ExDP, thought they were a regular EDP concentrations the normal higher end stuff tends to be. So they're genuinley intended to be for single (or double...
  11. Re: Who is your favourite current youtube reviewer.

    CoachRob619 easily leads the pack for me mainly because it was one of his vids that sparked my fragrance fascination when I came upon his review of Very Sexy For Him (only found it because I was...
  12. Re: Xerjoff Kobe....what an outright excellent scent.

    Only ever got a sample of it as it's part of the same line that produced Nio (which i've still to try out) and i'm thinking it's going to be hard to top now, but if Nio is on the samel level i'll...
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    Re: Scent Samples in the UK

    http://www.scentsamples.uk.com/

    Great variety, excellent customer service and good prices. Have used them several times.
  14. Re: Looking for other uk (or ship to uk based in the eu) online retailers that sell Xerjoff's...

    Thanks for the replies, this Parfuma site only seem to have a few from the Oud stars line.
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    Re: Date scent: aventus vs la nuit vs DHI

    La Nuit for your situation, Aventus is waaay to 'LOOK AT ME....I AM HERE' for a close quarters date scenario IMO as great as it is.
  16. Looking for other uk (or ship to uk based in the eu) online retailers that sell Xerjoff's...

    Shooting star line, does anyone have any suggestions outside of Essenza Nobile? just weighing up my options first before I look into purchasing so want to see what prices/delivery are offered by...
  17. Re: Versace pour hoome VS L'eau d'issey pour homme?

    L'Eau D'Issey is easily the better of the two although both scents are VERY popular especially L'Eau D'Issey so i'd suggest you try something a little more unique especially since you're looking to...
  18. Re: Xerjoff Kobe....what an outright excellent scent.

    Interesting, how many sprays do you normally go with?
  19. Xerjoff Kobe....what an outright excellent scent.

    Picked up a little sample recently and tested a small amount out yesterday night and can honestly say it's the best niche fragrance i've tested out since originally getting my first niche sample of...
  20. Looking for some nice iris based scent suggestions....

    Just recently i've discovered that i'm quite a fan of iris in fragrances... iris done well that is ie Dior Homme/Intense/Sport 2012 i've enjoyed the iris note in all these frags a lot and recently I...
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    Re: Unisex fragrances

    A lot of the time unisex fragrances are only marketed as being unisex to increase sales, Acqua Di Parma Colonia is listed as being unisex but I never get anything but a mature distinctly masculine...
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    Re: 24 Gold Scent Story in stock

    Thanks for this, without doubt this is an EXCELLENT price especially for a 100ml. It was on my to buy list but wasn't a high priority as I have plenty left over in a decant I got but for this price...
  23. Pure Havane how does it compare to Tobacco Vanille?

    So i've been trying to get a sample of Pure Havane for a while now as I quite like Pure Malt and PH always get's consistent praise on it's quality so snapped one up yesterday but just wanted to know...
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    Re: Good fresh and green scent

    Mugler Cologne, it's the greenest scent i've sniffed.
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    Re: Essenza Nobile are fantastic!

    Has anyone in the UK had any problems ordering from EN? as in ordering to the UK, i'm really tempted to order samples for Bleecker Street and Nio, two scents i've been trying to get my nose on for...
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    Re: New uk based sample service?

    Put in another samll order for Creed's MI and Xerjoff's Kobe, really glad I opted for the 1ml of Tobacco Vanille...came off as super sickly to me, had to wash it off twice to get rid of it.
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    Re: The rehabilitation of Bleu de Chanel

    EXCELLENT point, i'm sure I asked something similar once upon a time to those who kept going with the (IMO lazy) criticism that it was 'generic' and again nobody could suggest a fragrance that it was...
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    Re: The rehabilitation of Bleu de Chanel

    For me it's simply excellent, one of the absolute best designer fragrances i've ever smelt and despite others tagging it as being 'generic' i've always found it to be quite unique for my taste,...
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    Re: New uk based sample service?

    Got my stuff today aswell, excellent as usual their labelling continues to improve.
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    Re: New uk based sample service?

    Got an email today letting me know my Aventus/D600/Tobacco Vanille have all been dispatched.
  31. Really enjoying Dolce&Gabbana The One..suggestions on similar?

    I remember I only picked up up a bottle because I found a super deal on it and purchased it knowing I didn't get the best longevity or projection out of it but since i've tried it on several times...
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    Re: New uk based sample service?

    Don't worry about it, sometimes they/he get's real busy and is unable to reply for some time, I had it happen to me a few times but i've just ordered through the site again today and am looking...
  33. Re: Any suggestion where to find a 60ml bottle of Cedrat Boise by Mancera?

    If anyone is interested I ordered this today from the Selfridges website, they've got it listed for 56.50 with 5 for postage.
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    Re: New uk based sample service?

    You'll probably be saving money if you use scentsamples.
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    Re: Blind Buying

    I've spotted samples on EN, do you know what size they are? and if they're in atomoisers or vials?
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    Re: Blind Buying

    I always advise against blind buys over 30/$50 but sometimes that means never getting to test out a fragrance that's getting a lot of hype and love, I know a very good decant/sample seller but even...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Wanted to consult with some of the aventus batch experts on here, so i'm considering getting a bottle from an online retailer offering the best price on a 120ml bottle here in the uk of 149 and I...
  38. Re: Anyone purchased a bottle of Aventus from cheapsmells/allbeauty.com?

    Ok I dropped them a message yesterday and I got a reply today informing me they had two batches in which were;

    A42B13R01 and LTE42B13Q01

    From the little i've been able to to find the R01 batch...
  39. Re: Versace Pour Homme: The Best Fresh Designer Fragrance!

    You're welcome to your opinion and it's good you enjoy it so much (as do many others) but for me it was one of the most disappointing 'safe scents' I ever put my nose on, a rancid lemon in dirty...
  40. Re: Anyone purchased a bottle of Aventus from cheapsmells/allbeauty.com?

    How much were they selling it for before?

    Thanks everyone else for the suggestions going to drop them an email closer to the time.
  41. Anyone purchased a bottle of Aventus from cheapsmells/allbeauty.com?

    They've got the best price for a 120ml bottle of Aventus at 150 but has anyone actually purchased Aventus from them? i'm asking as im considering shelling out for a bottle but have fears of...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Honestly wasn't someone who cares about all this batch stuff but since noticing the difference between my march 2012 DHI and my December 2013 DHI i'm actually worried that if I cough up for a 120ml...
  43. Buying matching deodorant spray to improve performance, have you tried it?

    So as you know some of the more popular designer frags normally have aftershave balms/deodorant sticks/sprays that you can purchase separately and the question I had is has anyone actually got one to...
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    Re: New uk based sample service?

    Yep had the same experience, he's very good and i've used him/them several times I would highly recommend the service for anyone who's not tried them out but is interested. Lots of designer and niche...
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    Re: Insurrection pure by reyane = Aventus

    Talking of clones, Bond No.9.com.......shockingly poor effort from a niche house at trying to copy another niche house.
  46. Re: Best yearound upscale unique fragrance for college

    Carner Barcelona's D600 works year round and very upscale IMO.
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    Re: Insurrection pure by reyane = Aventus

    Not even close, atleast here in the uk. Aventus retail price for the 120ml is still 200 while you can search it out and buy it for 150, the 75ml is 165 while again I think you can pick it up for...
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    Re: Insurrection pure by reyane = Aventus

    Threads like these really make you appreciate what an absolute powerhouse of a frag Aventus is, all these cheapo copycats trying to immitate the original masterpiece.

    For those of you who really...
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    Re: How much Bleu de Chanel

    Empty the sucker out and spend the next 2 days smelling like a boss.
  50. Re: Bois D'Argent my biggest fragrance disappointment to date.

    Honestly I don't know how this one didn't agree with me, I had heard it was similar to (if not the same as) the likes of DHI, D600, the original Homme and Midnight In Paris all fragrances I enjoy to...
  51. Bois D'Argent my biggest fragrance disappointment to date.

    Had been looking forward to testing this one out for about 18 months now and I had read/seen nothing but good reviews then last week I purchased myself a 10ml decant from a trusted sampler I deal...
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    Re: Best Cologne (EdC) out of the Bunch

    Bergamotto Marino
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    Re: Alternatives to Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte?

    Thanks for all the replies, going to check some of these out later. Made a terrible ebay blunder about a month back, someone was selling a 200ml bottle of Orange Sanguine for about 40 and instead of...
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    Re: Alternatives to Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte?

    Yep, I meant price wise as I knew i'd get someone suggesting Orange Sanguine :)
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    Alternatives to Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte?

    Really enjoy this orange based frag and i've been looking into getting more orange based fragrances in general but this really does have very poor performace so was wondering what other alternatives...
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    Re: Safe scent for extra hot weather

    Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino, ADP's Colonia line are immense in the heat.
  57. Re: Any suggestion where to find a 60ml bottle of Cedrat Boise by Mancera?

    Do you know what price the 60ml bottle sells for?
  58. Any suggestion where to find a 60ml bottle of Cedrat Boise by Mancera?

    Seen both amazon and slefridges sell the 120ml bottle though both are out of stock and have been for a while now but does anyone know anywhere else that sells the Mancera line and in particular...
  59. Re: Should I be too concerned with wearing a scent in the wrong season?

    Generally speaking i'd say no BUT i've found there are some scents that are very hard to wear in the 'wrong season' in my experience anyway and they literally make me uncomfortable.

    For me I think...
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    Poll: Re: POLL: Edition Blanche or L'Humaniste?

    Edition Blanche and easily.
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    Re: Design houses one must own something from?

    Agreed, I feel in terms of absolute best these two are for sure ahead of the pack.
  62. Re: So disappointed in my recent purchase of DHI (2012 batch)....

    Thanks for the link, yup already read up on the thread and that blog seems to confirm most of my suspicions about 2012 batches.
  63. Re: So disappointed in my recent purchase of DHI (2012 batch)....

    Wasn't doing it for me on my skins tried it out twice but still nothing so I shifted it for a decent price, going to look at getting one from 2013 not sure if it'll be 50ml or 100ml
  64. So disappointed in my recent purchase of DHI (2012 batch)....

    Was never someone to get caught up too much on batch differences and reformulations but honestly my experiance with DHI 2012 changed that.

    After hearing a lot of hype I purchased a decant of the...
  65. Any suggestion where I can get a decant/sample of Bleecker Street?

    Have been curious about this one for literally a year(maybe more) but it's simply (so it seems) impossbile to get a hold of a sample size/decant etc. does anyone know have any suggestions? thanks in...
  66. Re: Dodged bullets - Terrible fragrances you narrowly avoided buying?

    That's what I thought, tried it instore and got the same thing. Small similarities there in the opening with AHS but after that sideways.
  67. Dodged bullets - Terrible fragrances you narrowly avoided buying?

    Ofcourse by terrible I mean fragrances you personally found terrible. Most recent one for me has to be Versace Pour Homme, heard it was a very safe summer scent similar to Allure Homme Sport so it...
  68. Woods Of Windsor - Anyone got their nose on Bergamot and Neroli yet?

    Only recently heard of Woods of Windsor and blind purchased their 'for men' fragrance which was great for the price (15 for the 100ml with a 200ml hair and body wash) and now i've got my eye on one...
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    Re: D&G The One. Worth it?

    An excellent alternative to The One (for me anyway) is Pure Malt, scent reminds me of the one if less fruity and touch more boozy but projection and longevity it blows The One away
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    Re: D&G The One. Worth it?

    Enjoy the scent a lot but i'm on of those who get's very poor performance out of it, projects maybe for an hour and it's a skin scent in less then 2 hours and by hour 3 it's almost totally gone...
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