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  1. Re: Your current favorite bottle design in your collection?

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    Re: Does anyone here cut his own hair, like me?

    Hade to fade sides myself a week ago. It turned out to be quite OK
  3. Re: How to freshen clothing after cooking or after going out to the restaurant?

    I use cotton mist. It can be purchase in your average clothing store
  4. Re: Good fragrance for the office / for an advisor

    Dior Homme 2020
    Hermes Terre D’Hermes EDP
  5. Re: The Greatest Blind-Buy Disappointments of your Life

    The holly grail of ALD - OG Ottoman Empire. And a few more that I tried. Not my thing at all.
  6. Re: Are there any fragrance houses you don't buy due to past experience or other personal belief?

    I have blacklisted these houses:
    Ferrari
    Mancera
    Montale
    Parfums de Marly
    Fredric Malle
    John Varvatos
    Mugler (although Mugler Cologne is OK)
    ELDO
    Versace
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    Re: Remakes that are better than the originals

    +1 on this one
  8. Re: John Varvatos Artisan Pure vs Montblanc Explorer

    Explorer, no brainer
  9. Re: Cologne possible cause of low coronavirus cases in Turkey

    Ofc, but how many of you apply cologne on your palms? Let me guess! Zero! Also alcohol would be absorbed by skin and evaporate over time, so you still have to wash your hands constantly or spray them...
  10. Re: The Greatest Blind-Buy Disappointments of your Life

    Areej le Dores
    Creed Royal Oud
    Oliver & Co Vetiverus
    Ferraris
    Mugler Pure Malt
    Mancera Cedrat Boise
  11. Re: It can be as Synthetic as you like, but it cannot Smell synthetic!

    I have no problems with synthetics and something smelling out of this world, I actually enjoy it a lot, since it's a completely new olfactory experience.
    What I hate, though, is something that...
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    Re: Remakes that are better than the originals

    Creed Original Santal > Montblanc Individuel
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    Re: How's Ormond Jayne? Any masterpieces?

    I am so surprised this house flies under the radar. I tested a few of their fragrances and was literally blown away! I love Nawab of Oudh (stays on clothes for months), Prive (incredibly long...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    The best compliment I got was when I wore Chergui
  15. Re: Cologne possible cause of low coronavirus cases in Turkey

    That article is just a complete nonsense! Just black PR.
    Coronavirus is transformed through air, I have no idea how cologne is going to prevent this.
  16. Re: Good fragrances famous perfumers made for cheap houses?

    Carvel L'Eau Intense by MFK
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Hell yeah Creed is still worth it! Especially if you live in EU, I've heard US prices are crazy. It's miles ahead of PdM in terms of quality, uniqueness and artistry. PdM to me smells like cheap...
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    Re: What's the best way to build a collection?

    My current approach is to sample. If I like it a lot and it's quite unique - I might buy a decant. If I love it - I leave it for weeks and then retest it again, if it's still a love and it's unique -...
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    Re: Any fans of MFK Gentle Fluidity?

    I like Silver, didn't care for Gold
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    Re: Pissed somebody off with Mancera - red tobacco

    Wore it the other day to work. Didn't found it to be that strong, I hope my coworkers weren't pissed off either :)
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    Re: want to burn 250 euros in one fragrance

    Mona di Orio
    Ormonde Jayne
    Urban Scents
    Stephane Humbert Lucas
    These are great houses with amazing fragrances. Check them out, you might find something you'll be crazy in love with
  22. Re: Anything come close to Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum 2012?

    Don't you think that they discontinued it for a reason? And that reason is underwhelming sales? Focus group showed people want something lighter and brighter.
    Always yours, Captain Obvious :)
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    Re: Sex and fragrance

    0. Wearing a fragrance is nothing like having sex for me. I guess you've never had a proper sex if it's a 10 for you :laugh:
    Although scents have a lot to do with sex, but that's another story
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    Carven L'Eau Intense
    Guerlain Homme EdP
  25. Re: Anything come close to Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum 2012?

    I liked 2017 version more, 2012 is too dark, dense and heavy
  26. Re: AMAZING Tobacco Vanille clone at fragrance outlet

    They are being sold for 25 EUR in EU. Super cheap, but I doubt they are worth it. Was never a fan of TV anyway
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Your olfactory sense are fine. People are just overexaggerating this batch thing.
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    Poll: Re: Is Creed Aventus Still Worth it in 2020?

    Test it yourself and draw your own conclusions
  29. Re: Got my first niche fragrance ever and a friend drops it.....

    Dropped my 10ml decant of Aventus which a took with me on a vacation and it broke. I was the cologne guy that night and my hotel room smelled fantastic :D
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    Re: Fragrance du Bois

    785 EUR in EU...
  31. Re: As of today, Creed is no longer a family owned brand

    Highly doubt it. They were vaulted because people weren't buying them.
    What I think is more likely to happen is that they'll invite external perfumers to create new fragrances for them and we'll see...
  32. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Tested it twice on my skin and found nothing similar to BdC, at least to EdP I own and Parfum I tested a few times
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    Re: Floraïku Love Thread

    I am wearing Sound of a Ricochet and it's just an OK vanilla fragrance.
    However I love My Love Has the Colour of the Night, amazing woody fragrance
  34. Re: For an inexperienced guy: Best cost/benefit choice of a clone

    Get a decant instead of a clone
  35. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    I never liked anything from Dior Homme line, that lip stick smell reminded me more of an older woman wearing cheap make up, than a man.
    This new Dior Homme is very nice, though! Smells masculine,...
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    Re: The best bottle designs

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    You have to see it in person, though. The most beautiful bottle I have seen
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    Re: Spray back of neck AND behind ears, or pick one?

    I spray behind my ears - pulse points, it projects more for everyone and my chest - stays longer for my personal enjoyment
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    Re: Time to stop buying...

    Start buying samples instead of full bottles and test them to see if it's your thing.
    2 ml sample will last you for 5-7 days, enough to asses the fragrance
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    Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    Tested it yesterday. Was very underwhelming. Sprayed it on a tester strip - a chemical mess, reminded me Davidoff's Cool Water. Not scent wise, but chemical-mess wise. Couldn't stand it. Get yourself...
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    Re: D&G The One EdP Intense cologne (new fragrance)

    Finally tested it yesterday. Saw it in airports a few times already over the past month, but no testers.
    It reminded me one of those Guerlain L'Homme Ideal - smelled like a sweet cherry. It was...
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    Re: You guys are missing out on Fueguia

    I was at a flea market yesterday and someone was selling BNIB bottles for 13 USD. I smelled a few and they were underwhelming, I didn't even bother to google what they are selling, it was boring...
  42. Re: Fabulous grooming: Manscaping without effort

    Thanks for the tip! I've been thinking about getting myself all in one tool for quite a while now, I am just too lazy to look through reviews for a great product
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    [EU] Empty bottle of Creed MI

    I own 500 ml flacon and use small atomizers, but want to buy an empty bottle and fill it with juice.
    Anyone has it to sell? Ideally I am looking for a bottle with a box and 18K11 batch.
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    38 bottles, plus 2-3 more on my radar and 3 up for sale.
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    Re: DG The One EDP 2017 P&G Batch

    I have an old formulation made in UK, I don't remember what year or manufacturer, though. It lasts on me for around 8 hours (if not more) and projects well too
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    Re: Guerlain classics in spring

    Sorry, I made a horrible typo, I meant Guerlain Homme EdP
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    Re: Guerlain classics in spring

    Guerlain Homme EdP!
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    Re: Best Indie Brands to be aware of

    Maya Njie
    Parle Moi de Parfums
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    10% off Valentine's Day at Galimard

    Use code VAL2020
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport vs Eau Extreme

    Both have very cheap chemical smell to me, very offensive and super low quality. Tested them numerous times in different stores - always the same result, I just can't stand them.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Compliments in Sweden, that happens so rarely, unless there's some alcohol involved :D
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    Re: $60 Diptyque Fragrances from Russia??

    It's FAKE. It has been said thousands of times before. I also saw those scumbags ask you to leave positive review before they ship it, so they'll give you a small gift, that's how they get positive...
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    Essenza Nobile 10% 5th Feb only

    Test the new Essenza now with a 10% voucher!
    Your voucher code: TheNewEssenza
    (Valid: 05. February 2020 - 23:59h)
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    Re: karpaty- vintage perfume from USSR

    I can bet it's not worth 70 USD. USSR didn't have a history of beauty, especially masculine. Most likely it'll be a cheap dupe of something else (as most things produced in USSR) and it will be...
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    Re: The Al Haramain Reference Thread!

    There are a couple of reviews on Fragrantica
  56. Re: Aedes de Venustas: what do you you think about their own perfumes?

    I fell in love with Pélargonium from a first sniph. It's a shame that it's discontinued, but I managed to snatch myself a full bottle. Haven't tried anything else from the house unfortunately
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    There's so much fish in the sea, that I see no reason to force myself to wear something multiple times if it fails to impress me at any stage of my first wearing
  58. Re: Which of these samples should I buy a bottle of?

    Get the one you love the most. It's as simple as that and doesn't matter what someones on the internet recommends\thinks, trust your own nose only.
    With that said, I'll add that I like Explorer the...
  59. Re: Can ppl tell if you're wearing a cheap fragrance?

    I often smell a lot of chemical odor on young girls when taking commuter train to work.
    Yes, I assume it's cheap designer fragrances from closes dept store. And I didn't like fragrances for this...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    I got rid of my samples, since they failed to impress me. And for the same reason I remember nothing about scents except they were "plain", "simple" and "linear"
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    And you still haven't asked her out? ;)
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    I literally don't care about the brand. I love their fragrances. And would love them if they were released by another brand too. Heck, a few of my most loved ones are not even Creeds. The point of...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    Anywhere in EU. I used to buy my Creeds from nose.fr


    You are right. I checked Vétiver Extraordinaire and it's price is 240 EUR, Musc Ravageur, French Lover, etc is 210. Still more expensive than...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    French Lover, Carnal Flower, Vetiver Extraordinaire. VE was the best out of them, but nothing outstanding.
    And just for your info - Creeds are A LOT cheaper, at least in EU. 160 vs 240 EUR for 100...
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    And yet you have Polo as your avatar :laugh:
  66. Thread: Top 3 now.

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    Re: Top 3 now.

    And yet no one can recommend me that high brow artistry you are talking about...
  67. Re: What are your top 3 favorites from Atelier Cologne house?

    Musc Imperial
    Pomelo Paradis
    Orange Sanguine
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    I sampled 3-4 of the most popular fragrance from the house and I found them to be very underwhelming. Plain, simple, linear, boring, overpriced.
    Am I the only one who has no love for the house?
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    Re: FAVORITE CHANEL perfume men ?

    Bleu de Chanel EdP
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    Re: almond scent for men?

    I came to this thread to recommend this :)
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    Re: osmanthus ,any recommend?

    I also get a terrific longevity from AdP Osmanthus - lasts more than 12 hours
  72. Re: Aventus is far too strong and loud for me, what's a non-offensive clone?

    Musc Impérial is not a clone, but it's definitely inspired by Aventus - it has the same vibe, it's opening is less mind blowing and it has fig accord instead of pineapple.
    It lasts and projects...
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    Re: osmanthus ,any recommend?

    The best osmanthus I've tried so far is Urban Scents Lost Paradise - floral, but very unisex and very long lasting, around 12 hours. It's so great and uplifting, I can't find words to describe it....
  74. Thread: Top 3 now.

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    Re: Top 3 now.

    know that feel bro.jpg :)
    No one does it like Creed for me too. Although I really don't care about brand, pr and hate it gets. Pricing in EU is really good, though - SMW is 160 EUR for 100ml. Yes,...
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    Re: Best place to get Creed Aventus?

    Check Split Board here, on Basenotes
  76. Thread: Top 3 now.

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    Re: Top 3 now.

    Parle Moi de Parfums Cedar Woodpecker
    Maya Njie Tropica
    Guerlain Homme EdP
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    Re: Best place to get Creed Aventus?

    There's already a thread for that http://www.basenotes.net/threads/414624-Aventus-cheapest-website-to-buy-real-Aventus
  78. Re: House of matriarch orca and eagle wood opinions?

    +1 it's salty, marine spices
  79. Re: Year in Review: Best underrated cheapie releases of 2019

    The only thing that comes on my mind is Montblanc Explorer - I think you can get 100ml for around 50 EUR
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    Re: Fragrance Maceration...?

    They already have air in it and spraying a bit is not going to change anything
  81. Thread: Origines Parfums

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    Re: Origines Parfums

    Bought multiple Creeds from them, 100% legit, but I agree with Drzava - Nose provides better shipping
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    Re: what to do with extra samples

    Put it up at FB fragrance groups
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    Re: Fragrance Maceration...?

    Fragrances are macerated when they are produced. While I can buy into maceration stories of fragrances that have very high concentration of naturals and overall have a high concentration of oils, I...
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    Re: Do you wear perfume for workouts?

    I do!
    It's either whatever SOTD or I'll give myself 2-3 sprays of Mugler Cologne
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Magnificent!
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    Re: Aventus -- cheapest website to buy real Aventus???

    Just ask them on FB - they have a very good support
  87. Re: Howcome Hermes Voyage Parfum doesnt get much love?

    Was a love from a first sniff for me. One of my favorites
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    Re: Bentley for Men Intense

    I'd recommend neither of those, since they are quite plain, simple and boring. I'd say there are better options out there at low price point, depending on your preferences.
    Also I generally don't...
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    Re: Buying from Amazon ?

    Bought a few fragrances on amazon.de from third party sellers - they were legit
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    Re: Khiel's Original Musk

    Smells like homeless dog.
    It's musk only and a really good approximation. Very wild and animalic. But you have to love that type of a scent. I find it very repelling
  91. Re: Personality types and colognes/perfumes.Do you believe in it?

    I do believe in that a lot, since that's what I witnessed myself. Certain scents require certain personality to pull them off - for example something loud as black afgano requires personality that's...
  92. Re: Do samples feel weaker on you than the actual bottles?

    Same thing here! I did a few purchases based on a sampling just to find out that full bottles weren't as lasting as samples
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    Re: Enhancing projection...... myths

    Lotion to keep your skin hydrated and prevent absorbing fragrance quickly
    Spray clothes and hair - they don't absorb fragrance (well, perhaps hair does)
    Stay hydrated through the day - will prevent...
  94. Re: Unique and interesting, but still compliment getting?

    Anything that's not sold in every other department store fits your bill
  95. Re: Which niche brand you think is well worth the price?

    Maya Njie!!! her stuff is of super high quality and very affordable. Repackage it under any luxury brand and it would fly off the shelves at 5x the price
    Creed, well... at least in EU, very...
  96. Poll: Re: Date fragrance - La Nuit De L’homme vs The One EDP vs CH Men Prive

    Perhaps Bleu de Chanel EdP Parfum and Dior Sauvage Parfum
  97. Re: Winter Fragrance Suggestion (Woody Floral Musk)

    It's horrible. It's heavy on cheap plastic lipstick, smells a lot like lady's purse. Don't understand why it's called Homme
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Wore Viking yesterday after a really long break, at least 6 month and I got an olfactory orgasm! It was a perfect combination together with my smart casual style - fresh, masculine, classy, but...
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    Re: Most ambroxan-y fragrance?

    Juliette Has a Gun Not a Perfume is just pure ambroxan
  100. Re: On the cheap side ultra masculine fragrances that still smell excellent?

    Carven L'eau Intense
    Yves Rocher Cuir Vetiver
    Galimard Aventure EdP
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