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  1. Re: What % of your wardrobe fits the "middle eastern / arabian" influenced category?

    maybe 10%
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    Re: Low sillage/longevity on everything

    Perhaps a little on your clothes too?
  3. Re: Sophisticated non formal masculine fragrance

    Tom Ford for men
  4. Poll: Re: Your choice from this list of niche fragrances.

    I would have to go with Sel Marin.
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    Re: Your having a BBQ

    Aventus
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    Re: What's your "happiest" fragrances?

    I would say Virgin Island Water & Millesime Imperial
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    Re: Common notes + recommendation

    Terre d' Hermes or Bleu de Chanel
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    Re: Hello everybody

    Welcome!
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    Re: What is your Sex in a Bottle scent?

    Noir de Noir & Black Orchid
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    Re: Changing your scent

    I tend not to
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    Re: Bleu De Chanel

    I think it's ok, but I wouldn't buy it.
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    Re: Donald Trump builds his fragrance Empire

    Really? I mean...Really?

    No thanks.
  13. Re: Is Abercombie & Fitch Fierce going to be considered a classic?

    Probably
  14. Re: Tried the most recent reformulation of RL Polo...

    I used to find vintage POLO too strong, this may appeal to me perhaps?
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    Poll: Re: Declaration Cartier Hit or Miss?

    I have only test sprayed it and thought it was quite nice, not a buyer though.
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    Re: Creed Aventus Deodorant Spray

    Definitely seen the stick, but not a spray.
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    Re: Hello! I need recommendations!

    Tom Ford Costa Azzurra, Neroli Portofino or Mugler Cologne would be good here.
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    Re: Alternative to Montblanc Legend

    I think Dior Homme too.
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    Re: Amazon purchases

    I have never had a problem with Amazon marketplace sellers in the 12 years I have been buying from there.
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    Re: Fragrances you can't stop sniffing

    Aventus
    Virgin Island Water
    Noir de Noir
  21. Re: How narrow have you gotten your collection? Or do you keep adding?

    I have about 12 now, but I am looking to sell about three of them.
  22. Re: What is your strategy/structure/system...?

    I mainly categorise into seasons (I would not wear Tuscan Leather in the height of summer for instance).

    After that it is purely what mood I am in...
  23. Re: Suggestions for a very long lasting soapy fresh out of the shower fragrance

    Maybe Mugler Cologne or Neroli Portofino?
  24. Re: Can you recommend an Eau de parfum for me?

    +1 on No. 19
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    Re: Eau de parfum?

    I think it is because perfumes were mainly aimed towards women at first.
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    Re: Kilian confusion (UK)

    I was really surprised when I saw the vast price difference for what is essentially the same thing.
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    Re: Kilian confusion (UK)

    Links to the UK ones.

    http://www.harveynichols.com/1107695-back-to-black-aphrodisiac-eau-de-parfum-50ml/

    and this

    http://www.harveynichols.com/1218549-back-to-black-eau-de-parfum-refill-50ml/
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    TV layered with Burberry London

    Hi all.

    I have about 5ml of a Tobacco Vanille decant left, problem is I seem to struggle a bit wearing it (the spiciness of the Clove kills me).

    Anyhow I thought I would try it again this...
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    Re: First sample order

    Some nice ones in that line up, enjoy!
  30. Re: best place to buy decants of popular scents in europe?

    +1 on scentsamples.uk.com
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    Re: First post, just saying hello.

    Hello Bob.
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    Kilian confusion (UK)

    Hi all.

    Am I right in assuming that the Kilian refils are no different to the standard 50ml bottle?

    The reason I ask is that the 50ml refil is 90 and the bottle is 175 here in the UK.

    Are...
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    Re: Do you ever swim in it?

    Not so much, the most I tend to give with even the weakest fragrance is about 4.
  34. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    Tom Ford for men 100ml
    Purchased August 2013
    Finished yesterday

    I love it, and it has been my main "go to" fragrance for years. But not sure if I will replace it this time, will maybe try...
  35. Re: Proper intro and boring 'first frag' post (+ new Tom Ford fanboy!)

    It gets a lot of flack, and people constantly groan when it is mentioned, but give CREED Aventus a shot...Very nice.
  36. Re: Proper intro and boring 'first frag' post (+ new Tom Ford fanboy!)

    Although I find TV difficult to wear (the Clove goes crazy on me and just overpowers the Tobacco and Vanilla) I am glad it works for you, because I bet when it works it really works

    Tuscan Leather...
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    Re: Hello! First post!

    Welcome!
  38. Re: Did TF Private Blends change their 100mL bottle or fake?

    Nice one.

    Basenotes should have a "fake-busters" forum area where we can pool this kind of information (closely moderated of course).
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    Re: A Vetiver for summer

    Try Tom Ford Grey Vetiver.
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    Re: Help me Choose one of these frags

    Pure malt
  41. Re: what fragrance did you take on your honeymoon?

    Erm, if I remember correctly it was L'eau D'issey Pour Homme.

    Las Vegas 2005.
  42. Re: Did TF Private Blends change their 100mL bottle or fake?

    This is almost certainly a fake.

    it just does not look right. The label on the actual bottle looks all over the place. the font stamped into the gold plaque on the cap also looks too "thick" the...
  43. Re: Did original YSL Kouros in the 80's and 90's sell best for a certain demographic?

    Men's men, work-hard-play-hard types...
  44. Re: On the hunt for a creamy, sexy, coconut fragrance...anyone??

    Virgin Island Water.
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    Re: Must have unique colognes of all time

    Virgin Island Water.
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    Re: Imagine a men's club in the Seventies...

    Tough one, maybe Aramis? something like that?
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    Re: Shipping perfume to the Uk

    Sending into the UK seems to be ok. Sending out however...
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    Re: Amazon Purchase

    Return it for sure. But talk to them first.
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    Re: After a new fragrance

    Allure Homme Sport is nice
  50. Thread: First post

    by Q. R. Crumm
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    Re: First post

    Welcome!
  51. Re: What are your 'workhorse' fragrances?(most versatile)

    Tom Ford for men
    Aventus
    Burberry London
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    Re: CREED Is The Best?

    Ooooh...That was a low-blow:tongue:
  53. Re: Fragrances that took a little while to warm up to

    Tuscan Leather for me, it was not an immediate hit, but now I love it.

    I am also leaning the same way with Neroli Portofino, hated it the first couple of times, but I am warming up to it at the...
  54. Re: Thinking About Layering Noir de Noir With Tobacco Vanille For Valentine's Dance

    I would just go NdN, it suits the occasion perfectly on it's own.
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    Re: CREED Is The Best?

    I smell notes of troll.
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    Re: Getting samples when you're shy

    I find the same thing, not because I am shy as such, but because of the reaction I seem to get from most SA's and it puts me off.

    They look at you as if you had asked for their fist born.

    I...
  57. Re: How Much Is Your Fragrance Collection Worth?

    the ones I currently own as of right now, roughly 500 - 600.
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    Re: Creed "gift wrap"

    Looks like my attempts at Christmas presents:D
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    Re: Only for Macho Men!

    Good god!...That will come in handy if anyone ever attacks you!

    It looks like Thor's hammer!
  60. Re: Do you take it personally when someone doesn't like your fragrance choices?

    Don't really care to be honest, I wear fragrance for me first and foremost. If someone else likes it then that's fine, if someone else doesn't then that's fine too:tongue:

    I was wearing Aventus...
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    Re: CREED Is The Best?

    This is because the entire line is pedestrian and not at all challenging. My husband wore a sample recently and we raised our eyebrows knowing how much some people pay for Creed fragrances. Creed is...
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    Re: Funniest fragrance reviews you've read?

    About Aventus, but can't remember where I read it (Fragrantica I think).

    "It's nice, and it certainly smells better than some of the stinky f*ckers that ride the London Underground".

    Made me...
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    Re: what is the WORST smelling fragrance

    I am probably in a very small minority here, but Terre D'Hermes makes me feel sick.

    Joop Homme as well, I wouldn't use it to freshen my toilet.
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    Re: Need help replacing fragrances

    I feel the same with Aventus and Green Irish Tweed.

    For a second casual maybe have a look a Bleu de Chanel, Burberry London (A bit more Autumn/ winter but really nice) and perhaps Eau Sauvage.
    ...
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    Re: Considering a new fragrance...

    Tom Ford for men fits perfectly here.

    It has a nice fresh citrus up front (younger), but is then backed up by mild tobacco leaf and slightly boozy notes (older and more sophisticated). It pretty...
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    Re: Need help replacing fragrances

    Aventus is great all year round, for work or casual use really. Though I tend to use it for more formal work and social occasions. Big meeting at work, evening dinner out, that kind of thing. I...
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    Re: Reusing empty Creed bottle question...

    They tend to be crimped at the bottom of the sprayer (The metal bit where it meets the bottle).

    There is a very good chance either the bottle or sprayer may be destroyed if you try to remove it.
    ...
  68. Re: Let's play the "Which fragrance best reflects the season?" game!

    From my collection:

    Spring: Silver Mountain Water/ Himalaya/ Aventus
    Summer: Virgin Island Water/ Azure Lime/ Aventus
    Autumn: Aventus/ Tom Ford for men/ Tuscan Leather
    Winter Noir de Noir/...
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    Re: Tom Ford offers 30ml on Neroli Portofino

    yeah but let's face it, you don't have to pay that once it gets to online retailers.

    I personally would not pay list price on this either, but a decent discount on this size would make it far...
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    Re: Fragrances or fragrance lines with bad names

    Agree.
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    Re: Most worn January 2015

    Mainly these

    Tom Ford for men
    Burberry London
    Silver by Al Rehab
    Noir de Noir
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    Re: Fragrances or fragrance lines with bad names

    There is a perfume on the directory by Pal Zileri called "pull yourself".

    I think if they twinned that with the Secretions Magnifiques logo they would be onto a winner.
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    Poll: Re: The only Tom Ford's you would buy

    I would have to go with Noir de Noir on this.

    But I also like:

    Tuscan Leather
    Azure Lime
    Costa Azzurra

    Not tried the full lot yet though, looking forward to: Plum Japonais, Rive d' Ambre,...
  74. Re: Looking for a "must have" niche summer scent. It must smell sexy!

    Virgin Island Water
  75. Re: New to fragrance, would love to have some advice.

    Try Tom Ford for men, very nice and fresh, it suffers slightly from longevity, but I really like it.
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille vs Aventus

    Aventus by a mile.

    Tobacco Vanille just smells of overpowering Cloves on my skin, and that is not pleasant at all!
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    Tom Ford offers 30ml on Neroli Portofino

    Just noticed this on debenhams UK website.

    Hopefully other PB's may follow, would be nice for them to be a tad more affordable. I don't always want to shell out for 50ml personally.
    ...
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    Poll: Re: Men v Women: How many sprays?

    Male 2-3
  79. Re: The Definitive Basenoter wardrobe - [male edition]

    Very nice!
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    Re: Cologne with strongest sillage ?

    Bogart Pour Homme literally seeps off me...
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    Re: Compliments

    +1 on this.
  82. Re: next, superdry, m&s which own brand would you pick

    Next
  83. Re: Sweet Boozy Fragrance with light hints of Tobacco

    Agree with CK one shock and Burberry London.
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    Re: Aventus really does not fail.

    I wouldn't really say that to be honest, I just wear it because i like it.

    But other people do seem to notice it.
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    Re: Rank your CREED

    Form what I own and have sampled

    1. Aventus
    2. Virgin Island Water
    3. Silver Mountain Water
    4. Himalaya
    5. EROLFA
    6. Green Irish Tweed
  86. Poll: Re: Which do you prefer? Eau Sauvage EDT or Boucheron Pour Homme EDT?

    Boucheron for me.
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    Re: Aventus really does not fail.

    It certainly does not fail.

    It is the most complimented scent I own. It is one of those scents that just "works" in every respect, a true classic.
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    Re: Samples / Decants in the UK

    +1 on this, they are very good, they don't always have what you are looking for, but I think their selection of fragrance is still growing as they are relatively new.

    Free delivery too.
  89. Thread: UK Users

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    Re: UK Users

    Indeed there are...and welcome!
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    Re: Name your best, yet LIGHTEST scent

    Probably Tom Ford for men and D&G light blue (Womens).
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    Re: Favorite fruity fragrance

    I like the following:

    Azure Lime (name says it all)
    Virgin Island Water (Lime and coconut)
    D&G light blue for women (Green apple with some lemon)
    Chanel Allure edition blanche (Lemon)
    Chanel...
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    Re: Fav hot weather scent BUT

    Maybe Grey Vetiver?

    But there is certainly some citrus in the opening of that one.

    Le Male by JPG is also quite nice, I got no citrus or aquatic with that.
  93. Re: Which of my niche scents should I wear to a job interview?

    Under the circumstances you will probably be ok to wear something.

    Whatever you decide to wear apply it lightly though.
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    Re: Introducing myself

    Hi and welcome!
  95. Re: Sure F*ck Cologne What the heck ? Someone has this ?

    LOL...For F*ck's sake is coming out later this year, hotly anticipated.
  96. Re: Male fragrances you would enjoy smelling on a female

    I wouldn't be averse to Silver Mountain Water or Burberry London.
  97. Re: cheap but nice cologne avalible in the u.k.

    Try some of the Paul Smith range in Boots, some of those are nice and the price is usually good.

    Some of the Burberry and Calvin Klein range can be had for good prices in Boots too.

    Oh yeah,...
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    Re: Ultimate love/hate thread

    Tuscan Leather.

    9 times out of 10 it is fantastic and one of the best I own.

    But on that 10th time, when it catches me the wrong way, I almost cannot stand it.
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    Re: Introducing myself

    Welcome!
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    Re: Suggestions on first Creeds to purchase

    Aventus
    Silver Mountain Water
    Virgin Island Water

    I personally think these three are CREED's best, and are quite different from each other.

    However, with the CREED price-point it may be best...
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