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    Re: New Diptyque fragrance Eau de Minthe

    I could be wrong but wasnít Pasha de Cartier marketed as a mint fougere?
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    Re: Is Antaeus really that offensive?

    I once had an SA at the Chanel counter wave her hand in front of her nose and say "wow that one's strong". I had literally put a tiny amount on a tester card a couple of seconds before, (new black...
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    Re: Is Antaeus really that offensive?

    Antaeus is a classic in any form. Golden rule with this one is not to put half a bottle on!!



    I'm soooooo stealing this line from you, Red!! :laugh:
  4. Re: Rose fans, have you tried Much Ado About The Duke by Penhaligon's?

    Tried it. Owned it. Sold it.

    It's a good alternative to Rose 31 (made by the same perfumer I might say), but alas there is no rose in it, just like Rose 31. I got it for next to nothing on eBay...
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    Re: New Diptyque fragrance Eau de Minthe

    I have been trying this one extensively and have to say I am not going for a bottle. At least not at that price.

    It's an OK fougere and makes for a wonderful trail in the dry down. But the opening...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Very strong scent trail of Portrait of a Lady from a lady on the the commute this morning. She must have seriously had twenty sprays of this on or the silage is just monstrous. Could detect it very...
  7. [UK] Re: Caron Pour un Homme, Hermes Equipage, Vintage Halston Z14

    Bump. List updated
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    [UK] Re: Dior, Diptyque, Hermessence for swap

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

    "Oh I love this one" from my mother.

    Original Vetiver
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    Re: Just tried Aventus for the first time and....

    Seems like a classic case of anosmia to me. Why on earth would you put a "few decent sprays" to your arm? One is all you need with this stuff and you are better off giving the sprays to somewhere...
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    Re: Which fragrances remind you of cold mountain air?

    +1

    Patrick by FoI for me also.
    1445 by Castle Forbes
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    Couldn't have said this better myself.

    Are we sure they are discontinuing and this is not just a 'we're going to be out of stock for a while' sort of excuse?
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    Re: New Diptyque fragrance Eau de Minte

    I have now fixed this.
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    Re: Has Green Irish Tweed changed!?

    I preferred the thickness of pre-2012 bottles for GIT. I wish they would change their minds on this reform or just try and sort it out one way or another.
  15. Re: Please recommend me some woody frags with less sweet for warm seasons

    Dear VincentChou,
    May I introduce you to French Lover by Malle?
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    Re: CREED: Boi Du Portugal and Royal Oud

    I personally prefer Royal Oud. I have never liked BdP but it has got a strong following, so there must be something good about it.

    That said, if you already have VIW and S&W, why the motivation...
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    Re: Has Green Irish Tweed changed!?

    I agree that GIT has recently been watered down quite substantially. I no longer own it as a result which is disappointing as my wife adores this one.

    I don't think it's down to batch variations...
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    Re: Caron Pour Un Homme edt vs parfum

    I wouldn't justify owning both EdT and Parfum.

    I have had EdT, Parfum and Millesime 2014. I enjoyed the latter two more than the EdT.

    EdT has a lot of powdery-soapiness which I didn't like....
  19. Re: Diptyque Eau Duelle vs Benjoin Boheme vs MFK Grand Soir

    Thanks for your thoughts, CuddleCat. It's interesting to get a ladies perspective on this. I also hadn't thought about lavender as a note in Grand Soir. Now that you mentioned it I have been picking...
  20. Re: Allure Homme Sport Cologne Vs Edition Blanche and AC Bergamote Soleil

    DHC vs AHSC
    The two are definitely comparable and are very much on a par with each other. I lean more towards the Chanel however. I am a little sensitive to some white musk notes and as such find...
  21. Thread: Leaky Bottle Blues

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    Re: Leaky Bottle Blues

    Renato you will forever associate that smell with holidays and going away. Until you get a new suitcase anyway.
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    Re: Sauvage EDP vs Blu De Chanel Parfum

    For me there is not even a question of which one: I'd go with the Chanel. Have had my Bleu Parfum for about a year now, since the day it came out. It was love at first sniff and this rarely happens...
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    Moderator Message

    Just a reminder that the forum boards are NOT here for the purpose of discussing mod decisions, whether a troll has rightly been banned or not. The mod team are aware of certain individuals...
  24. Re: Diptyque Eau Duelle vs Benjoin Boheme vs MFK Grand Soir

    Iíve tried the Benjoin again today.

    It really is a monster of a scent. It dries down better than it opens and from a distance smells wonderful. Up close (in my case) it feels like too much,...
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    Re: Kouros Fraicheur: What did i buy?

    This one is widely known and respected as the best Kouros flanker there is.

    I was fortunate to grab a mini of it. It was great while it lasted! Count yourself lucky. For 20 bucks that is one heck...
  26. Re: Something similar to Acqua di Parma Colonia Club but stronger?

    Why would you want to do this to your nose??? :cry: :cheesy: That stuff is vile!!



    Selection Verte is going to be hard to beat here. Have a near full 250ml bottle of this and just can't seem to...
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    Re: PayPal Or Credit Crad ?

    PayPal for when shopping from non-home countries is a must in my experience. I've been saved a few times as well.

    Luckily here in the UK we have what is known as "Section 75" protection meaning if...
  28. Re: Allure Homme Sport Cologne Vs Edition Blanche and AC Bergamote Soleil

    I agree with this. It smells great when you spray it, then you'll wonder if you actually did spray it or just imagined it...

    Biggest waste of my money ever - got one of those 10ml travel sprays.
  29. Re: Allure Homme Sport Cologne Vs Edition Blanche and AC Bergamote Soleil

    There was a similar thread recently: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/465150-Chanel-Allure-Homme-Sport-Eau-Extreme-Allure-Sport-Cologne-or-Homme-Edition-Blanche

    I have tried all three and owned...
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    Same for me here too...
  31. Diptyque Eau Duelle vs Benjoin Boheme vs MFK Grand Soir

    Many thanks for all your replies chaps.

    I agree that Eau Duelle is the spiciest although itís still fairly sweet. It also has a superb frankincense note.

    The other two are quite resinous but...
  32. Diptyque Eau Duelle vs Benjoin Boheme vs MFK Grand Soir

    Putting this up in General Fragrance as it could easily appeal to either male or female members.

    I wondered how these all compare. I not similarities between the two Diptyques but Benjoin is also...
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    Re: The "oud" in Royal Oud

    My bottle is a 2015 batch in 75ml.
    The only oud in my Royal Oud can be found on the bottle, the box and on the label underneath the bottle. :)

    It works a treat on a cold day (or night) like today...
  34. Re: Please give me some opinions about frags with vetiver-noted or with aloofness for hot seasons

    Another vote for Original Vetiver or Mugler Cologne. Guerlain Vetiver isn't a bad option either.
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    Re: New Diptyque fragrance Eau de Minte

    Yes and it was much worse than his fougeres.

    The new Diptyque is miles ahead. I keep sniffing my hands and it has clearly got my attention. Subject to it not changing much more, the verdict for...
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    Re: New Diptyque fragrance Eau de Minte

    Yes, definitely. If that's all you can find in your area, it's at least... a certain % similar... I won't put a figure on it, but it's not a totally different scent.
    Ultimately, if you'd like to try...
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    Re: New Diptyque fragrance Eau de Minte

    Just chiming in briefly having tried this one now.

    I've had it on my hand for a good hour or so. The mint in the top smells great from the bottle, as it does on paper. But once it hit my skin, it...
  38. Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme, Allure Sport Cologne, or Homme Edition Blanche

    Here in the UK, there are several authorised Chanel online retailers that can sometimes do superb deals on Chanel. Sometimes 20% off, other times you can use loyalty vouchers from past purchases....
  39. Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme, Allure Sport Cologne, or Homme Edition Blanche

    It was your enthusiasm for it freewheeling that put it on the radar for me. That and Red's comments about this being a good 'after-show' freshen-up smell.
  40. Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme, Allure Sport Cologne, or Homme Edition Blanche

    I have owned all four (three if you count the AHS/EE as one scent with EdT/EdP versions) at some point. First started with the creamy-lemon Edition Blanche then got bored of it. I can only wear this...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    I still couldn't see it, but I did notice a 'tbc' entry under Diptyque in the directory:
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26154899.html :D

    Could this be some sort of placeholder?
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    Re: Best use of Lemon Verbena in a men's frag?

    Personally I love the note. My wife worships it. GIT would be my guess as my mind has gone blank to anything else. The wife loves this one too. Unfortunately I no longer own it as I think it has...
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    Re: New Diptyque fragrance Eau de Minte

    Thanks! I might just do the same. Have both Diptyque and SpaceNK stores within walking distance. Just hope it doesn't rain... :vrolijk_1:
  44. Re: I tried Chanel's Sycomore; should I try Encre Noire?

    You've already tried the best quality there is in this genre (dark, smokey vetiver). Sycomore has a luscious dry down too.
    I wouldn't bother with EN, but it's probably worth sampling just so that...
  45. Re: YSL M7 - 2 different bottles, what's the dealio?

    Wouldn't say this is unlikely - you may well be right. It's anyone's guess in reality though what they actually intended to do.
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    Re: Best fragrance from the Armani Prive line?

    Me too. There's nothing from this range that I would rush out to buy. Don't even get me started on their asking prices.
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    Re: New Diptyque fragrance Eau de Minte

    :angry: Blasphemy!!!!



    This comment has really got me interested so will go and try it as soon as I can. The reviews on Fragrantica are completely tearing it to pieces, so I am curious now.
  48. Thread: Need Advice

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    Re: Need Advice

    Hi Mike, Welcome to our informative site.

    I would opt for Aventus, although don't know much about your style or intended wearing scenario, etc.
    I've had at least one bottle since it came out in...
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    Re: Cost for a house to create 100ml of fragrance

    The minute I read the title of this thread, The Apprentice (TV series) came to my mind. The British version specifically (I have no idea what other versions are or if they are even in the same...
  50. Re: Reformulated Fragrances That Are Most Different From Their Vintage Counterparts

    Hi LatinNote. Your title is fine in my opinion and needs no alteration. It's just a matter of clarifying what we deem to be 'vintage'. That's open to discussion here in my opinion.

    It's perfectly...
  51. Thread: Elysium cologne

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    Re: Elysium cologne

    I had a decant of this recently. Don't know if I still have it. But based on that sample, I wrote a review and it should be live on the site.
    Seriously Roja? Who are you kidding? Is this just the...
  52. Re: Reformulated Fragrances That Are Most Different From Their Vintage Counterparts

    I find it hard to believe that in this thread we're referring to "vintages" of scents that have only been around ten or 20 years. Surely to be called "vintage" something has to have been around for a...
  53. Re: YSL M7 - 2 different bottles, what's the dealio?

    This has been discussed here before, although the 'Oud Absolu' being removed is news to me too.

    Clear bottles of the YSL La Collection are all the most recent.
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    Re: Most Worn: April 2019

    I try to stick to my wardrobe and to what I like :)
    Thanks though.
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    Yes that's how I understood it. A bit like how Dior stole the name 'Sauvage' from 'Eau Sauvage'.
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    Re: Most Worn: April 2019

    1 Grand Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian 6 wears
    2 Rive Gauche pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent 5 wears
    3 Tabac Original by Mšurer & Wirtz 5 wears
    4 Cacharel Pour L'Homme by Cacharel 5 wears...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Got an unsolicited compliment from a female colleague who also happens to be a fellow frag-head.

    "Are you wearing Kouros?" (of course I was!). She said she could smell it from when I walked in....
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    I have been getting database errors for a couple of weeks now. Refreshing the page seems to make it work though...
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    Sticky: Moderator Message

    There have been some recent posts in this thread that were either off-topic or just plain and simple bickering. Offending posts have been removed, as will any further ones. A few individuals will be...
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    Re: New Diptyque fragrance Eau de Minte

    Thanks for the nice piece on this. Iím also quite keen on trying this.

    Do we have availability days yet for the UK? Thinking of passing by my favourite Diptyque/SpaceNK store soon.
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    Re: razor burn/ingrown hairs

    Thanks for your thoughts guys.

    I've had both Gillette vintages (Fat Boy slim) with the butterfly opening top and found it pathetically hard to clean so got rid of it.

    The Merkur is my only...
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    Re: I never notice fragrances on other people

    Sadly but surely, this is my experience too.
  63. Re: Frankincense / smokey / peppery scent that is mordern?

    Totally! :thumbup:
  64. Re: Frankincense / smokey / peppery scent that is mordern?

    Casbah by Robert Piguet
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    Re: razor burn/ingrown hairs

    Have to say I never thought we had so many wet shavers on Basenotes. I won't say anything else on top of what has already been said - those who posted before me gave advice that was very much spot...
  66. Re: universalperfumesandcosmetics.com-Legit or not?

    I used them once in 2013 and bought my Amouage Hommage Attar from them. Shipping was fast as was their packaging. But they do have some dodgy looking items on their site so I wouldn't jump too...
  67. Re: Montblanc Explorer...like Aventus or like Sauvage?

    Are you sure you weren't trying Legend? Or perhaps the cap of the tester was switched?

    I found Explorer surprisingly similar to Aventus, although not an exact copy. It's definitely made to be...
  68. Re: 2010's: Decade of Ambroxide. Who actually used it best?

    What an interesting thread!

    I think Aventus and Bleu have both made good use of it - the blends in these two (batch variations and Edt/EdP/Parfums aside) are really put together quite well.
    ...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Replacement/Reformulation

    You could of course look out for the Eau Sauvage Extreme in the black bottle. It's basically like the EdT but amped up a bit.

    The ultimate edition for me is the vintage EdT - brings back a lot of...
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    Re: Good article on Tom Ford - wearing BDJ !

    Anything with the words Tom Ford in it, article or bottle or otherwise, is off-putting these days. Especially after 2007...
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Polo: Old vs New or Alternatives?

    Luxury Products. That will be LíOreal.
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    [UK] Dior, Diptyque, Hermessence for swap

    Decants that Iím willing to let go of:

    - Dior Vetiver, 5ml (approx)
    - Diptyque Benjoin Boheme, 2ml
    - Hermes Poivre Samarcande, 5ml

    I also have a selection of Xerjoff samples. Not sure exactly...
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    Re: Greek Cologne Mirto Lemon

    Thanks for this, MM.

    I had no idea Μυρτώ was a brand name... not sure why but I always thought this referred to myrtle, which is a flower and an aromatic-smelling note in perfumery.

    Your...
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    Re: What has the same drydown of Polo Green?

    I found Polo's base to be the best part of it too. In fact it is literally one of my favourite dry downs and want got me interested in leather scents.

    From that I discovered Bel Ami. The leather...
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    Moderator Message

    You have already posted the exact question in the correct place - the Aventus Batch Variations thread.

    This thread is therefore being locked as cross-posting on Basenotes is NOT permitted.
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    Re: Uh oh. First it was Colognes, now it's.....

    Welcome to the full-blown addiction, SixCats.

    I started from wet shaving and worked my way to fragrance.

    Long story short when it comes to razors is that the Merkur range is much nicer than the...
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    Poll: Re: Dior Homme Line or Chanel Allure

    Your list is missing Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne.
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    Re: Are epic and interlude...

    Actually I can see what you're saying. It's more amber than incense... the sweetness comes from these notes though.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I do find it has become quite popular in recent times... not surprising really when you have it available in 'mainstream' stores (in the UK at least) like John Lewis and House of Fraser to name but a...
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    Re: Cussons Imperial Leather Soap

    I rest my case, MrsDalloway! :D

    (thanks for that link BTW)
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    Re: Cussons Imperial Leather Soap

    Yup, it's really quite popular in Cyprus.
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    Re: Cussons Imperial Leather Soap

    The soap has been in my family's bathrooms since as early as I remember. It was and remains my father's absolute favourite due to the scent. Even in the time of shower gels and creams, this still...
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    Re: Fragrancenet sales tax

    Can someone shed some light for those of us with no affiliation to the US and NYC? Why didn't they tax sales before? They are (supposed to be) a legitimate business after all, right?
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    Re: Smart Casual scent for 60s man

    GIT is a great suggestion!
    I would also say look more closely at the Hermes house. Equipage Geranium has already been suggested. How about Bel Ami (current version will do just fine) and perhaps...
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    Re: Your favourite shower gel and fragrance pairing?

    Love this one
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    Re: Grand Soir vs Baccarat rouge 540

    If you are anosmic to it, putting it right up to your nose is not going to help that; it's just going to make your anosmia worse.
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    Re: Grand Soir vs Baccarat rouge 540

    BR540, it is indeed unique and I agree with the comment that it is hardly anything like a traditional perfume. Entirely made of chemicals (arom chemicals I might add). But it's a crowd pleaser and...
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    Re: Grand Soir vs Baccarat rouge 540

    Having recently started getting really interested in GS (I already own BR540), there has definitely been a watering down recently. Current stuff is paler in colour and nowhere near as long lasting as...
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    Re: Mont Blanc Explorer.....The New Fragrance (2019)

    I tried it too but haven't bought it... I still have 250ml of an 18 batch of the real stuff.

    But I agree it's a blatant copy...
  90. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend 250ml/8.5oz Decanters - 2 questions

    They may do but I haven't seen them in a while. Your best bet is probably eBay but be very careful buying from there. I bought a TF atomiser from there, fully boxed and use it to carry my Aventus in...
  91. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend 250ml/8.5oz Decanters - 2 questions

    This post sums it up pretty much spot on.

    By 'major retailers' this means Harrods for 10% off with reward card weekends, the odd time Selfridges and Liberty do a similar thing is 10-15% off around...
  92. Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

    Thanks for this Acey - I did see the article earlier but had no time to post about it.



    So I wonder what Lush have been doing with full ingredients' lists on their bottles.

    Seems like more...
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    Re: Are epic and interlude...

    Contains labdanum and benzoin.
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    Re: Are epic and interlude...

    Having searched long and far for the perfect incense, I would conclude as follows (knowing full well that my journey may not be over):

    1. There are very good incenses that I would love to wear...
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    Re: Green fragrance for hot weather

    Original Vetiver for me - it really shines in warm weather
    Also Selection Verte is one that for me is summer in a bottle.

    Beats Patrick and GIT any day which I like in spring or autumn primarily.
  96. Thread: Penhaligon's!

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    Re: Penhaligon's!

    Do they still make Castile?
  97. Thread: Penhaligon's!

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    Re: Penhaligon's!

    Probably more a case of Penhaligon's paying the producers more to be featured in the film!
  98. Thread: Amouage Portrayal

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    Re: Amouage Portrayal

    Still think it's very similar to last years' Imitation.
  99. Re: A newly imagined idea for a fragrance. Does it Exist?

    These suggestions are very true IMHO. Earl Grey is primarily bergamot-flavoured tea. It would be hard to think of any Earl Grey tea fragrance without it. I do find the amount of bergamot in it does...
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    Re: Duty Free Dior Homme Parfum

    How long is a piece of string?

    The answer will depend on quite a few factors: which airport, which country and often (in my country at least), currency exchange rate fluctuations also affect the...
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