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    Re: Today I bought August 2020

    Azzaro Chrome Pure
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th August, 2020

    Armani Prive Cuir Zerzura
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    Re: What's the consensus on deodorant?

    There's a big difference between an antiperspirant (which stops perspiration - sweating) and a deodorant (which deordorises or stops a smell). Of course some products do both.
    If you're like me and...
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    Re: Latest Armani Prive - Cuir Zerzura!

    My bottle just arrived in the post this afternoon. On first sniff I'm getting the barest hint of citrus (and maybe violet), quickly followed by quite a lot of buttery iris, then vanilla, cedar wood...
  5. Re: Latest Calvin Klein - Eternity Cologne For Men!

    Yeah the whole directory issue is a pain. I've really been enjoying the Parfum version of Eternity. I also don't mind a few of the summer versions of Eternity either. One of them had a wonderful...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2020

    Ending the month of July with 2 blind buys -
    1. the relatively cheap Azzaro Chrome United Collector's Edition
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    2. the not so cheap Armani Prive Cuir Zerzura
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    Re: Latest Armani Prive - Cuir Zerzura!

    Sounds wonderful hednic and right up my alley! I'll let you know what I think once it's arrived.
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    Re: Latest Armani Prive - Cuir Zerzura!

    This only became available in Australia last week I believe. I'll be ordering my bottle early next week. I'd love to hear your impression once you've had an opportunity to smell it.
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    Re: The Official Montale/Mancera Thread

    You've definitely piqued my interest in Montale's Patchouli Leaves! I'll have to try and hunt down a bottle. :laugh:
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    Re: The Official Montale/Mancera Thread

    I'm patiently waiting for these to become available locally. As soon as I see them, I'll add them to my purchase list.
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    Re: Succession planning

    Several hundred at least :laugh:
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    Re: Succession planning

    My considerable collection is indeed specifically listed in my Will (as are my other collections). I have left the entire lot to 2 very close friends who happen to be partnered (so they won't have to...
  13. Re: "I didn't want it anyways": The Fragrance Substitution Thread

    Sorry about that :lolk: For me Beau du Jour is much closer to Rive Gauche Pour Homme than Azzaro, but then again it's still not a substitute for me. Azzaro L'Eau is even further away from Rive Gauche...
  14. Re: "I didn't want it anyways": The Fragrance Substitution Thread

    I don't really have any such substitutions that adequately or appropriately replace an original, but I do agree with your philosophy to cope with it in a way that works for you.
    I learnt long ago in...
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    Re: The Official Montale/Mancera Thread

    I'm fairly new to both these houses, but have liked what I've tried/purchased so far:

    From Montale: Fougères Marines (2007), Intense Cafe (2013), Honey Aoud (2015), Arabians (2017), Aqua Gold...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2020

    I hadn't heard of them previously either. I stumbled across these while shopping on-line and as they were on sale for 30% off retail (and were already relatively cheap) I jumped in and blind bought...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th July, 2020

    Davidoff Leather Blend
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    Re: Today I bought July 2020

    Clean Air & Coconut Water Eau Fraiche
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    Clean Warm Cotton & Mandarin Eau Fraiche
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th July, 2020

    John Varvatos Dark Rebel Rider
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    Sticky: Re: New Releases - Summer 2020

    Apologies (again) I did search the forums & couldn't see any reference to this one! :undecided:
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    Sticky: Re: New Releases - Summer 2020

    Armani Privé's Cuir Zerzura.
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    Notes: The sharp contrast between fresh mandarin oil and violet leaves accord with warm leather accord and Bourbon Vanilla infusion evokes the legendary lush...
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    Re: Favorite Leather Fragrances!!!!

    Oooooh I love a good leather fragrance! The following are my favorites (not all currently in my wardrobe):
    Dior Cuir Cannage
    Armani Prive Cuir Noir & Cuir Amethyst
    Bottega Veneta for women
    Serge...
  23. Poll: Re: Blue de Chanel vs Dior Sauvage, Who did it best?

    I've never found these 2 even remotely similar, so I struggle to compare them side to side as to which I prefer. I own and love both the Chanel (Bleu - EDT, EDP & Parfum) & the Dior (Sauvage EDT &...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 29th June, 2020

    Yves Saint Laurent Splendid Wood
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th June, 2020

    Aesop Marrakech Intense
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th June, 2020

    Lumira Soleil Du Maroc
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020

    Armani Code
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd June, 2020

    Azzaro Pour Homme Ginger Lover
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    This one is still not listed in the Basenotes Directory!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 21st June, 2020

    Robert Piguet Bois Bleu
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 19th June, 2020

    Armani Privé Musc Shamal
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th June, 2020

    Azzaro Pour Homme Wild Mint
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    Lumira Soleil Du Maroc Eau de Parfum
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    https://www.atelierlumira.com/collections/fragrance/products/soleil-du-maroc-eau-de-parfum
  33. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Ajmal Ambre Pimente & Ajmal Accord Boise (both from carded samples). This is my first experience with this house. Both of these are very nice, but do remind me somewhat of other scents I already have...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th June, 2020

    YSL L’Homme Le Parfum
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    For some reason this one hasn’t yet made it into the Basenotes databanks directory.
  35. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

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    My parcel just arrived in the post. Initial impressions are good for both, but i think I prefer Ginger Lover over Wild Mint. Unlike most Azzaro Pour Homme flankers, these two bear no...
  36. Re: Do you wear a fragrance that other people like on you, even if you don't care for it yourself?

    No.
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    Re: Deliria: your experience

    In my opinion the metallic note doesn't bring any freshness to the overall feeling of the fragrance. Deliria is not what I'd consider fresh in any way.
    From your descriptions above, I think you'd...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    :lolk:I wasn't actually naked! A man not wearing a shirt is hardly naked (at least here in Australia) and I can assure you that I had bottoms on :laugh: I'll admit the distortion does make me look...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Totally bonkers! :lolk: I'm not sure when enough will be enough; the last 2 months alone I've added at least half a dozen new fragrances to my collection! :laugh:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th June, 2020

    Emporio Armani Diamonds for Men Summer Edition
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th June, 2020

    Bvlgari Pour Homme Soir
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th June, 2020

    Armani Privé Bois D’Encens
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th June, 2020

    One of the very best! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thanks. I've been collecting for many years now and I guess the collection has overtaken me somewhat :laugh:
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thanks. Keiko Mecheri & Armani are 2 of my absolute favourite houses. Mecheri is very underrated in my opinion,
  46. Poll: Re: How many bottles of Kouros do you own, 50 or 100 ml? POLL.

    The first scent I ever bought with my own money back in the 80's. I loved it then & love it still. :laugh:
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    Re: Welcome our new moderator: Bavard!

    Fantastic news. Thanks.
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    Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

    Right now, all recent purchases:

    Montale Sensual Instinct
    Penhaligon's Roaring Radcliff
    Armani Prive Gardenia Antigua
    Lumira Arabian Oud
    Bond No. 9 FiDi
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th June, 2020

    Wonderful fragrance!
  50. Poll: Re: How many bottles of Kouros do you own, 50 or 100 ml? POLL.

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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thanks. Yes Emporio Armani Him is a real beauty! Unfortunately, I was never able to get my hands on the "White' version which is as rare as hen's teeth now and impossible to find.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thanks. It's all a bit of a mess really, and I should learn how to take some proper photos. :laugh:
    One day soon, I'll get around to doing a proper sort through and take some really nice photos.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    I may have posted some of these before, but there's a few updates now :laugh: enjoy
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    Re: Deliria: your experience

    To answer your question, I do find it a bit quirky, but it's still very pleasant and completely inspired. The often spoken of weirdness just didn't ring true for me. I actually find Amour Nocturne...
  55. Re: Tell us a fragrance you can't get how others love

    100% agree and I'd add the original 1 Million and any of its many flankers; absolutely horrid!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th June, 2020

    Lumira Arabian Oud Parfum
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  57. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I just received the Lumira Parfum Discovery sample set. https://www.atelierlumira.com/collections/fragrance/products/parfum-discovery-set
    I already own the Arabian Oud fragrance, but the other 4 are...
  58. Re: Which houses in your collection do you have 3 or more bottles so far

    That would be nice :laugh:
  59. Re: Which houses in your collection do you have 3 or more bottles so far

    [QUOTE=CapriDog;4923039]A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!! Just curious which house you have the second most scents.

    Probably Ermenegildo Zegna:
    Zegna (1992)
    Essenza di Zegna (2003)
    Essenza di Zegna Intense...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th June, 2020

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  62. Re: Which houses in your collection do you have 3 or more bottles so far

    Too many houses to mention all of them, but Armani is probably the stand out:

    Armani Eau pour Homme (1984)
    Emporio Armani He (1998)
    Armani Mania (2002)
    Emporio Armani Night He (2003)
    Armani...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    Azzaro Pour Homme Sensual Blends: Ginger Lover and Wild Mint
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    Also got a back-up bottle of Azzaro Pour Homme Intense
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    Re: Best summer kouros

    Out of the 3 you've picked, my personal favourite is the Tattoo. I'm now on my 3rd (& regrettably due to availability, probably final) bottle. While Fraicheur is undeniably a great fragrance,I rarely...
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    Re: Best summer kouros

    Either one of these are the best for me:
    1. Kouros Tattoo
    2. Kouros Eau de Sport
    3. Kouros Cologne Sport
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th June, 2020

    L’Eau D’issey Pour Homme Fraiche
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  67. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Lumira Arabian Oud Parfum
    An almost familiar oud and rose combination, with some citrus at the start and quite sweet woods in the base. Both sandalwood and patchouli are listed as base notes, but...
  68. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    As it's an EDT rather than an EDP, Armani Prive Gardénia Antigu is not nearly as jammy & lush as Caligna, but I think that was intentional. It fits in perfectly with the other Prive Les Eau...
  69. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Armani Prive Gardénia Antigua.
    My bottle just arrived in the post. My first impression is a very true to life gardenia heart note with light citrus, a touch of neroli in the top, and creamy musks...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th June, 2020

    Tabac Gentle Men’s Care
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th June, 2020

    Penhaligon’s Portraits Roaring Radcliff
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th June, 2020

    Lalique Les Compositions Parfumees Chypre Silver
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    Thanks hednic; I can't wait to get my hands on this! I'm hopeful it'll be early next week :laugh:
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    Not sure yet. It was a blind buy and it's on board with a courier for delivery today. Hopefully I'll have it for the weekend!
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    Lumira Arabian Oud Parfum
    https://www.atelierlumira.com/collections/fragrance/products/arabian-oud-eau-de-parfum
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    Penhaligon's Roaring Radcliff
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th June, 2020

    Eau de Cartier Vetiver Bleu
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th June, 2020

    Mugler A*Men Pure Shot
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020

    Lush (Gorilla Perfume) Dirty
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    Thanks I love gardenia as a note so I have high hopes :laugh:
  80. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Lalique Chypre Silver
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    Lalique Chypre Silver
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020

    Armani Eau de Nuit Oud
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 1st June, 2020

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    Armani Privé Gardénia Antigua
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th May, 2020

    Valentino Uomo
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    Re: Blind Bought Tom Ford London - Opinions?

    +1 this is me exactly.:laugh:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th May, 2020

    Azzaro Pour Homme Intense (2015 version)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 28th May, 2020

    Armani Prive Orangerie Venise
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th May, 2020

    Maison Margiela Replica ‘Whispers in the Library’
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  90. Re: Mercedes Benz private parfum: just sampled today

    Hi DEMON,
    Do you mean this one?
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    If so, my experience has been that this is a very good performer with excellent longevity and fairly good sillage.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th May, 2020

    Dior Fahrenheit Parfum
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th May, 2020

    Emporio Armani Stronger With You Freeze
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd May, 2020

    Dunhill Signature
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    Re: Today I bought May 2020

    My Montale collection is in its infancy, but so far I'm loving Aqua Gold, Arabians, Honey Aoud, Fougeres Marines & Intense Café. On my to try/buy list are: Aoud Lagoon, Blue Amber, Fantastic Oud &...
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    Re: Favourite Chanel?

    From the Exclusive's it's a tie between Jersey EDT & Coromandel EDT, and from the rest it's a tie between original Allure Homme & Bleu Parfum.
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    Re: Today I bought May 2020

    Marrakech Intense Aesop
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    A back up 50ml bottle of Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche EDT Concentree
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    Re: Today I bought May 2020

    This looks amazing! I've only just started getting into Montale's and have loved all that I've tried so far.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st May, 2020

    Scent of the day: Ermenegildo Zegna Essenze Sicilian Mandarin layered with 4711 Acqua Colonia Mandarine & Cardamom!
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    Re: How do you control your purchases?

    Unfortunately for me, I have little or no self control! I have some disposable income so if I see something I like I'll buy it.
  100. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Armani Privé Orangerie Venise. Got a great deal 30% off retail.
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