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    Re: Entering the world of niche...

    After all your recommendations I think I'm going to go for:

    Je suis un homme - Etat libre
    Musc Ravageur - Malle
    Lyric men - Amouage
    Passion Boisee - Frapin et Cie
    Querelle - Generale
    Chergui...
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    Re: If possible, would you download fragrances?

    It would make for an interesting way of sampling. You could download (and try) literally 100's of scents a day.

    I'd do it immediately, the long delay of awaiting fragrances to arrive is not really...
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    Re: Entering the world of niche...

    Sorry :/ I should have said. Nearly 17, but like to think I dress and act above my age, saying that, my tastes may not be. Hobbies: Rugby, golf, sport in general, with music and socialising.

    It...
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    Entering the world of niche...

    I'm going to be putting an order in to les senteurs for six samples, and after trying some desginer colognes, I'm willing to lose my niche virginity. Can anyone recommend their six samples I should...
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    Re: How can a fragrance have NO top notes?

    Generally, I think it's do to fo with an oil's volatility, which is associated with it's boiling point. Lime (and citrus in general) scents are renowned for evaporating quickly, whereas generally...
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    Re: Help with selecting aromachemicals please.

    Which ones have you already ordered?

    I've always wanted to try Iso E Super, but the extortionate shipping costs to the UK have always made it seem too excessive to order solely that.
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    Re: Current thoughts on Acqua Di Gio

    This inspired me to make AdG my scent of the day, and lo and behold, I got a compliment with it. May not be the most complex, or well crafted scent, but god, do most people like it.
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    Re: My experience with Geo F. Trumper.

    DustB I'm glad you enjoyed my reviews, it's mainly for other people's pleasure I write them (and partially my own clarity), even if I'm terrible at them, so thank you for your appreciation. I'm...
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    Re: What's in your gym bag?

    If I hit the gym at school, it's either a top up of my SOTD, whatever it may be; or for a complete change Mugler Cologne is pretty refreshing.
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    Re: My experience with Geo F. Trumper.

    Eau de Quinine sounds a tad bitter to me, how bitter smelling is it?



    I really wish they'd sent me Spanish Leather, as I have had limited interaction with leather scents. But then, I guess...
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    My experience with Geo F. Trumper.

    Trumper were kind enough to send me seven different samples. By no way do I claim to have a good nose btw, I'm relatively new to the fragrance (under)world, I just thought I'd post my thoughts on the...
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    Re: Women better noses ?

    There is a bit of research mainly saying women have, as many have you stated, got a greater ability to detect scents, although it's far from conclusive. Interestingly, the research also said women...
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    Re: What is your travel strategy?

    Nope, definitely not, I'd try to avoid using the funnel. You are crazy for supporting the NY Rangers though! :tongue:
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    Re: Scarves and Fragrances?

    This^

    I generally find the chest a better place to apply anyway.
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    Re: Fuel For Life tips

    2/3 max. Sickly sweet stuff.
  16. Thread: A*Men samples UK

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    Re: A*Men samples UK

    If you'd have asked a couple of days ago, I had a 5ml sample lying around. But gave it away as I'm one of those who hate the fragrance. Sorry :/

    I got mine (with a series of other samples) from a...
  17. Re: Why people identify with the term "cologne" as being masculine ?

    As a UK teen, the most common thing I hear among my peers would be 'aftershave'; most don't take it literally, as a post-aftershave balm, but come to understand it as male perfume.

    If anyone ever...
  18. Re: Could you compare l'Instant Pour Homme to A*Men and/or Dior Homme please?

    L'instant is far nicer. I can only re-utter the fact that the Guerlain is definitely more refined, than A*man. I guess it's the patchouli in the A*Man that makes it unwearable for me, whereas the...
  19. Re: So I just received my first ever batch of samples...

    Thanks again for all your advice :)

    I think I'm getting well into fragrance when only two days after I received my first samples, I've already ordered my next :shocked: Thoughts/predictions on the...
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    Re: My Cologne Collection *Teenager*

    I have sampled/tried or own all of these, and generally like them. Of those my favourite is Allure.

    I recommend trying Platinum Egoiste, and something a little different: Guerlain - L'instant pour...
  21. Re: So I just received my first ever batch of samples...

    Gollnick I aim to please, I can only oblige. :)

    And from your recommendations, I'll give Vetiver a bit more of a chance, I'm planning on sampling them all for a full day this week (accept A*Man,...
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    Re: Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    I received a sample of it yesterday and loved it. Although it is in a very similar vein of A&F Fierce. My sister immediately thought I was wearing Fierce, so if you don't mind smelling similar to...
  23. So I just received my first ever batch of samples...

    I ordered (and today received), 5ml decants of the following:

    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Thierry Mugler Cologne
    TM A*Man
    Hanae Mori - HM for men
    Gucci Envy
    Guerlain L'Instant Pour homme...
  24. Re: Overflowing female frags after 5 months...any advice?

    Your collection is astounding! :shocked:

    Only thing I've got to add:

    Why are your (female) perfume bottles so much nicer looking than the men's?! It's not fair... :cry:
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    Re: Your Shaving Routine/ Set-Up.

    Grab Remington dry/wet shaver, shave.

    Have to agree with Antinous of Bithnynia, about 'lectric razors, under the chin and around the neck is the hardest bit, because they lie flatter, and two days...
  26. Thread: Hope for me...

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    Re: Hope for me...

    Would cold socks not work or something? :tongue:

    This made me relive the memory of breaking a fragrance not my then girlfriend gave me for my birthday, I kept it secret for months, until we...
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    Re: The newbie experience

    Bienvenido John, espero que usted tendrá un buen momento.

    ^My best GCSE Spanish :)
  28. Re: Synthetic Ingredients and potential health concerns (Yes, even you Creed).

    I'm reluctant to believe it all, because of the nanny state we now must endure, as a ritual during our lives. Everything and their dog can give you cancer if you believe every source. And if you do...
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    Re: How to get to dry down faster?

    Spraying the scent from further away, thus reducing average concentration on the skin, should speed up the whole dry-down process. You sacrifice longevity though.
  30. Re: Anybody else out there turned off by Abercrombie & Fitch's Fierce for the simple reason that ...

    With that in mind... anyone selling (or even giving away :P) a bottle/decant of Fierce?
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    Re: Please name me your favorite BOSS fragrances..

    Hugo (the one Duc mentioned) and Boss Bottled, are the only two I like; although Hugo > Bottled in my opinion. Bottled is too sickly for me.
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    Re: Iso E Super and Molecule 01

    Tried Cotswold-perfumery, they refused to send the 30ml bottle of Iso E super.

    Thanks for the idea gido, looks like I'll have to resort to making my own again, although the shipping charge is...
  33. Re: Anybody else out there turned off by Abercrombie & Fitch's Fierce for the simple reason that ...

    An advantage to living in the UK, there's only one A&F store in the whole country. So the smell isn't ubiquitous, although the clothes are, I really need to try Fierce out, out of interest.
  34. Thread: Creed UK

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    Re: Creed UK

    That's the official Creed UK distributor, so yes they are to be trusted. I would have asked for a refund/exchange, about your broken sprayer if I were you, but now it's probably too late.
  35. Thread: Safe blind buys.

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    Re: Safe blind buys.

    Of those I'd recommend, as safe buys: Code, and Hugo. I love the hugo bottle.
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    Re: Is it just me? Am I crazy?

    But I have included French, European in general, and British perfumers: niche (who I thought would be most likely to relinquish a few samples, in return for a few bottle sales), and a few designers.
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    Re: Is it just me? Am I crazy?

    Sorry to hijack your thread Laurence, but:

    Does anyone have any templates/tricks they use when requesting samples? I've sent email's to a lot of the perfumers that are recommended on here for...
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    Re: EDT's destroyed--the tale of my mini-fridge

    My house at the moment is cold enough to probably be considered a walk-in freezer. Perfumes should last little bit longer though; silver lining an' all that.
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    Re: Perfumers do NOT get enough credit.

    Another example is music:

    Only the artist gets the fame and credit, rather than the songwriter (probably the most important aspect of whether it's a hit song), and not even the record label. It's...
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    Re: Leau Dissey vs. Allure Homme Sport

    Having recently got both, I prefer Allure Homme Sport, it seems a much nicer smell overall, and the vanilla (from the tonka bean) is beautiful. But then I may be bias, because Issey still gives me a...
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    Re: Has a Fragrance Ever Made You Violently Ill?

    I've tried it before, will seemingly no ill effects. It smelled pretty cheap as well.
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    Re: I love a 125ml bottle

    75ml's are perfect for me. 30ml's make me too scared to use them :/
  43. Re: Which is the better Jean Paul Gaultier offering: Fleur du Male or Gaultier2???

    Fleur de Male, by a long way.
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    Re: Has a Fragrance Ever Made You Violently Ill?

    The fragrance of the person I was sat next to, that smelt of rotten oranges to me, made me want to be sick. Fortunately he got off the bus pretty quickly, or there may have been a rather unpleasant...
  45. Re: Question: Trying to track down fresh scent I've smelled on a few doods

    Acqua di Gio perhaps?
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    Re: Iso E Super and Molecule 01

    Anyone fluent in English Law to tell me if these 'restrictions' are real, or if they're just trying to get more people to attend courses?

    Also, what do you think my next course of action should...
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    Re: http://www.scentfresh.co.uk/

    In a word: No.
  48. Re: Fragrance for High School Dance (Homecoming)? Help Choose!

    +1. Works well in cold night, off your own body heat. Spray a couple to the chest I'd say.
  49. Thread: Atomizer

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    Re: Atomizer

    Today, I've just received 10 atomizers from proudstyle.com, they are pretty good quality. I got 8 plain glass atomizers and two 10ml with aluminium covers (a bit like travalo), for like £7 ($10),...
  50. Re: I don't want to smell like a bowl of fruit or a bunch of flowers!

    If there's nothing more manly than smelling like a Urinal cake, then Kouros is the way to go.

    I'd agree with the Rive Gauche, I'd say it's more of a refined man, maybe like the clever evil...
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    Re: Allure sport vs. sport cologne vs. Bleu

    Allure Homme Sport from me. I see it as a very versatile scent.

    One spray to each wrist, and one to the chest nets me over 8 hours longevity, and up to four of powerful sillage. Get's me a lot of...
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    Re: Iso E Super and Molecule 01

    Apparently according to reviews I've read, that's their experience with the official molecule 01 too. So 10% does sound right.

    I can buy it in 30ml glass bottle sprays, ready-made at 10%...
  53. Re: Do dads tell their growing boys about fragrance?

    My Dad just doesn't like the idea of wearing them, so at one point he just unloaded his collection of gifts (5 or so bottles) on to me. It kick-started my love for fragrances. :)
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    Re: How would you describe your personal style?

    I always try to be be stylish ahead of 'trendy' when I buy clothes, ie I'd rather spend money on a timeless classic, with slight details for the current trends, than buy something bang on trend but...
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    Re: Issey Miyake Headache?

    16 years :/

    Nottingham is my nearest city, and I vist fairly regularly. I may have possible just walked past the shop/s, and disregarded them as a female shop, or the shops could be off the main...
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    Re: Having sex with cologne on

    I know it's not quite the same as sex, but I was playing rugby earlier. :)

    It is pretty similar in the body reactions though -I think-: sweat, body heat, and hormones. I was wearing Chanel Allure...
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    Re: Your most worn fragrance (2010)

    Hugo by Hugo Boss, seriously, I've had some intense compliments from teen girls wearing this.
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    Re: Iso E Super and Molecule 01

    Are you sure of that? (not saying I think you're definately wrong btw) It's just if you are right, which I hope you are, then through Cotswold, I have Molecule 01 for the twelth of the price :)
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    Re: Issey Miyake Headache?

    Do we have the Body Shop in the UK? :/

    It does seem to be mentioned quite a lot, for giving value for money frags, but I've never really seen them mentioned anywhere but here :/ If there's a local...
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    Re: Having sex with cologne on

    At least when I've tasted it (kissing necks), I agree that they don't taste that great. Probably the methanol in the frags now I think about it.



    Pheromones actually smell less when smelled...
  61. Re: The importance of smelling a fragrance on SOMEONE ELSE

    The only chance I get of smelling it on someone else, is the odd chance I catch it on someone else. I was pleasantly surprised when I smelt a familar fragrance in a shopping centre, on a passing...
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    Re: Issey Miyake Headache?

    After having now worn it for a few days, today I discovered wearing one spray to the chest, and one shared between the wrists seems to be potent enough for others to notice, without giving me a...
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    Re: what's TOO popular right now?

    I must agree with PR - 1 million in the UK. Also AdG and Fierce seem very popular round my friends and peergroup in general.
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    Issey Miyake Headache?

    Hi, I got L'eau d'Issey a couple of days ago and it's giving me headaches everytime I wear it :( Has this happened to anyone else? And is there anyway to stop it happening as I love the smell?
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    Re: Where can I get samples in the UK?

    From your others ones, for the round 10 you might like Gucci Envy I reckon :) My 2 scents.
  66. Re: Giving credit to: L'Eau D'Issey PH - Issey Miyake

    Got this yesterday, I can't spray it anywhere near my head, without it giving me a headache :/

    Classic scent though :)
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    Re: Where can I get samples in the UK?

    A guy ships them worldwide for free, if you spend just over £25, on Crystal Flacon. If you don't mind waiting a week or two for the international shipping? I've not used him but from what I've read...
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    Re: Your first love...what did they smell like?

    Jack Wills.
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    Basics of DIY Fragrancing

    Hi,

    I'm pretty (well, completely) new to creating my own fragrance and was wondering the absolute basic equipment and information I would need? (I've read the Primer) And who better to ask than...
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    Re: Iso E Super and Molecule 01

    Cheers wooznib, guess I'll be needing something purer if I want to be making Molecule 01 :(
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    Re: Iso E Super and Molecule 01

    I was thinking of making some Molecule 01 too. IIRC Molecule 01 is 65% ISO E SUPER, so would you not need more of it than 10ml?

    And to save making a new thread, a bit of a nooby question, what...
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