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    Re: Bentley Intense - a good deal

    I don't get the plastic smell others mentioned. IMHO, this is a magnificent scent.
  2. Re: Remy Latour Cigar Black Wood & Cigar Black Oud

    Both mine arrived today.
    I only had a quick sniff today on test strips......I like what I smell so far.
    I will give them a full wearing in the next few days.
  3. Poll: Re: Fahrenheit Le Parfum vs Fahrenheit aqua vs fahrenheit absolute

    Le Parfum for me.
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    Re: Universal perfumes

    I would avoid any dealings with him, based on my personnel experience with him.
    His Customer Service is non existent. The only way I could get a reaction from him, was to involve Paypal. Then he...
  5. Re: I am going to Spain next week...any fragrance that I should check that is not available in the U

    Yes, these two.
  6. Re: I have long resisted a summer fragrance, but....suggestions?

    Here are my go to fragrances for hot days:
    Colonia Intensa Acqua di Parma

    Azure by Bentley

    Ettore Bugatti by Diana De Silva

    Sunday Cologne by Byredo

    1872 by Clive Christian
  7. Poll: Re: Fahrenheit Le Parfum vs Original Fahrenheit

    I could not warm to the original Fahrenheit because of the petrol smell, but I love the parfum.
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    Re: a fly inside Dior Homme Parfume??

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=38426&stc=1
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    Olfactory fatigue

    Hi Guys,
    For years I have been spraying my wrists front of neck and back of neck. Usually after a few minutes I can no longer smell what I am wearing, but everyone else can.
    For the last week, I...
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    Re: What would you wear with this watch?

    Here is a 'show off your watch' topic:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/216645-Lets-Talk-Watches
  11. Re: How often do you wear the 'cheap' fragrances in your wardrobe?

    Price does not come into my decision making. My decision on what I will wear, is based on my mood, the weather and the occasion.........and most importantly, whether I like the scent or not.
  12. Re: Should be more love for the Basenotes wardrobe!

    Yep, same here. I gave up on the Basenotes Wardrobe after the numerous crashes it had.
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    Re: Voyage d'Hermes Parfum - longevity issues

    Great performer for me. No issues.
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    Re: Dior homme parfum overrated

    Deserves all praise that it gets.
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    Re: Is versace oud noir worth it?

    Bought it
    Tried it
    Sold it

    Better fragrances are out there.
  16. Poll: Re: How open are you to wearing a "clone" scent ?

    Counterfits - No.
    Clones - I judge each fragrance on it's own merits. If I like it, I'll wear it.

    Do you stop drinking Californian sparkling wine because it is a ripoff of Champagne?
    Do you stop...
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    Re: Penaligon's Sartorial

    I should have measured the bottles for you.......
    The 50ml is 67mm high from the base the the shoulder of the bottle, and the 100ml is 77mm to the shoulder.
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    Re: Penaligon's Sartorial

    Here are some pics....The LP No.9 is 50 ml, the Sartorial and Opus are 100ml, and the Bvlgari is 60ml.

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=36998&stc=1 ...
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    Re: Eight and Bob

    It is nice, unoffensive, pleasant to wear. It is not scent that will knock anyones socks off.
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    Re: Why does Fahrenheit smell like gasoline?

    I also get the gasoline smell. It is what puts me off Fahrenheit..............until the Parfum came out. I really like that one, and also the Absolute.
  21. Re: Dior Homme Intense vs. L'Occitane Eau des Baux

    DHI without a doubt.....but do try DHP also. I think it is the best of the DH line.
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    Re: Hiding purchases

    I won't lie, I sneak them in the house.
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    Re: Looking for a frag that does NOT last

    Anything from Varvatos.
  24. Re: Fake counterfeit Terre D'Hermes from Amazon (perfumeworlduk)

    Your bottle looks real to me. Same as my legit bottle.
  25. Re: Wonder why my new Creed Royal Oud Does not last

    10+ hours for me.

    Ask someone else if they can smell it on you at 4, 6 and 8 hours etc.
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend testers exist?

    Ahhh.....from Turkey. That should be an alarm bell right there. There is sooooo many fakes coming out of Turkey, it makes me wonder if there is any legitimate fragrances in Turkey.
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend testers exist?

    I suspect them to be fake.
    They are popping up on ebay now. I looked at this bottle:...
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    Re: Dunhill Icon - thoughts?

    I bought a bottle today.
    The bottle is the most masculine, classic bottle I own. I love it.
    If you like TdH and Guerlain Homme, you will like this too.

    Glad I bought it.
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa

    Magnificent fragrance, and no longevity issues with me.
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    Re: Most overrated fragrance on Basenotes?

    I think you just overrated it. :rolleyesold:
  31. Re: Let's talk about 'BOSS The Collection' scents

    The longevity of these is poor.
    I bought 2 of them.......and now I have 2 regrets in my life.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Parfum... Thoughts please.

    I do not like the original Fahrenheit.
    I love the parfum, and I own a full bottle of it. I also have a bottle of Absolute, which is also nice, but the longevity of it sucks on me.
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    Re: Bentley Absolute for Men - Anyone?

    Yes, mine was from Harrods too....with a gold cap, and it is EDP.
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    Re: Bentley Absolute for Men - Anyone?

    It means it is limited to the number of bottles that Harrods can sell. ;-)
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    Re: Tell me about Dunhill fragrances

    The modern Edition is pretty sad compared to the original. I love the original Edition version. Anyone that does like Edition, Montegrappa's Nerouno is worth seeking out.
    I do like D and 51.3.
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    Re: Just sampled: "Bentley for Men"

    Well, it's been over a year, and they are not on the discounter shelves yet.
    They are great fragrances.
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    Re: Anyone selling AVENTUS?

    There is a guy on youtube that does reviews....He sells it.
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    Re: When is too much, too much?

    I am travelling down the same road as the OP at them moment.
    I have 221 bottles in my collection.....too many. Many of these I know I will never wear again, as there are others that I like more....
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    Re: What's a sister company?

    Yes, as Hednic pointed out.

    Example: Montblanc
    Montblanc forms part of the Richemont group. Its sister companies include luxury brands Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Chloé, and Baume et Mercier....
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    Re: Dunhill Icon ... what's the word on this?

    I was looking forward to this one........but I guess I may never get to try it.:

    "Exclusively available to Harrods & UK dunhill boutiques"
  41. Re: Question about Decant Shop and their atomizer sizes ... I feel gypped

    Do you have a pic of the 5ml atomizer you received?
  42. Re: Goofiest thing you've seen on Ebay (men's fragrance category).

    Also.....If the product is a dud or fake, the seller only has to refund the item price, not the shipping fee.
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    Re: Hypothetical time

    A. for me. I wouldn't wear deodorant either.......I would soon be told to freshen up a bit, but not to overdo it. ;-)
  44. Re: Is this paranoia or are my suspicions legitimate?

    Less is more. ;-)
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    Re: Your "biggest regret" purchase?

    Aventus.
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    Re: Ebay transaction gone bad

    I think you need to re-read the OP. It is not a "learn from my mistake" type of post.
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    Re: Ebay transaction gone bad

    I still don't understand why you started this topic?????
    You know you made a mistake. What do you want to hear from Basenoters?
    Will you use a stock photo again? I doubt it.
    Have you learned...
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    Re: Do fragrances go off?

    'Straw staleness' has happened to me a few times. I have particularly noticed it when I have come home with a new bottle.
    I do test sprays on my skin in the store with a tester, and I like the...
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    Re: Bentley for Men Absolute - new fragrance

    Mine arrived today. It is GPH. Fantastic. I love it.

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=34144&stc=1
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    Re: Carbone de Balmain

    Here are pics of my bottle, which smells good. It is a few years old.
    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=34086&stc=1...
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    Re: Caron 3rd man or Dunhill for men ?

    Caron is better, IMHO.
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    Re: TV problems..

    Ask others around you if they can smell it on you.
  53. Re: Besides your skin, WHAT do your spray certain fragrances on and WHERE in your home?

    I don't use fragrances as room sprays, but I do have Frederic Malle's Russian Nights room spray, which we use regularly.
    http://www.fredericmalle.com/eu/candles-home-scents/russian-nights
  54. Re: Some fantastic scents from UK houses ? Suggestions ?

    Hugh Parsons are worth a try.
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    Re: Bentley Absolute for Men - Anyone?

    Bit the bullet. Ordered a bottle online from Harrods. Getting it delivered to my sister in-laws family in the UK. They are flying out to the UK next week, and will bring it back with them.
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    Re: I wish I hadn't just witnessed this...

    ........or will tell us that it is identical to Aventus.
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    Re: Creed Spice and Wood.. Discuss

    error, wrong fragrance.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    It has hit the stores in Melbourne for fellow Aussies.
    I saw it in Myer Melbourne on the weekend.
  59. Re: Is there anything that smells like John Varvatos Artisan Black, but lasts??

    There is 2 on ebay now......The question is, is it worth the asking price?
  60. Re: Is there anything that smells like John Varvatos Artisan Black, but lasts??

    Try L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Noir Absolu

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=32597&stc=1
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    Re: Your Collection.

    I'm at 215 bottles, no samples or decants.
    I'll be doing my annual cull soon. I would like to get it down to less than 50 bottles, but deep down, I know that won't happen.
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    Re: Charriol Philippe. Anyone tried it?

    Yes, 100ml
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    Re: Charriol Philippe. Anyone tried it?

    I Paid AUD$116 + $9.95 shipping.
    I used the discount code D4A67 for a discount.
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    Re: Charriol Philippe. Anyone tried it?

    Arrived this morning. Luckily, I forgot to spritz this morning, so I could wear it straight away.
    Initial reaction......Not a school boy scent, more mature.
    The closest fragrance in terms of...
  65. Re: TOM FORD Conditioning Beard Oil Oud Wood, Neroli Portofino & Tobacco Vanille

    Hmmmmm.....looking forward to this one....give the mighty mo a treat.
  66. Re: Top 5 scents you will be wearing this spring - Australian edition

    Steve McQueen for Men
    Acqua di Parma Colonia Leather Eau de Cologne Concentrée
    Montegrappa Nerouno
    Valentino Uomo
    Penhaligons Sartorial

    Can I pick more than 5? If yes, I'll add Timbuktu,...
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    Re: Charriol Philippe. Anyone tried it?

    Trigger has been pulled........
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    Re: Anyone sample Jimmy Choo for men?

    Very mainstream, but a nice scent.
    As most Basenoters prefer something that is different to mainstream fragrances, this will not appeal to them.
    I suspect though, that it will be a success for...
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    Re: Dunhill Edition re-launch

    I love the original Dunhill Edition. Haven't tried the re-formulation.
    Today I received Montegrappa Nerouno. IMHO it is just as good as DE. It is nearly identical as DE, but with a hint of Cacharel...
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    Re: Charriol Philippe. Anyone tried it?

    Yes, available at an online store here in Australia. I am considering doing a blind buy.
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    Charriol Philippe. Anyone tried it?

    As per the title, has anyone tried this yet, and what are your thoughts on it.
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    Re: Fragrance to Match my Watch?

    Paco Rabanne Invictus.
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    Re: Fragrance to Match my Watch?

    What next?....... Match a scent to my shoes????
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    Re: Presidential Scents

    I thought he wore Eight & Bob??????
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    Re: Vintages of Caron Pour un Homme

    I recently purchased the current version of PuH. 2 days later I found this vintage bottle at a local market for $2. I don't know how old it is though.

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  76. Re: Worst retailer that you've done business with

    I now have to agree with you about Universal Perfumes and Cosmetics in Kuwait. Their customer service is terrible. They will not respond to any emails....They will not answer any of the phone numbers...
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    Re: Chandler Burr at NGV

    .............but it is October now. Do you have a time machine? If yes, Can I borrow it?
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    Re: similarities with dph and prada lr

    I think your nose is off.
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    Re: Possible spoilage of cologne?

    IMHO, direct sunlight is more damaging to a fragrance then heat by itself.
    I have had a fragrance in the glove box of my car for a few years, and it still smells good.
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    Poll: Re: Dior Homme Intense vs Valentino Uomo

    I own both, I like both, and I find them different enough to own both.
    DHI, I prefer to wear on a cooler day, while I find that I prefer to wear Uomo on a warm day but not a very hot day.
    The dry...
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    Re: Bal d`Afrique

    If you do like the Byredo, try the Viaggio d`Africa by Pal Zileri. They are very similar.
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    Re: Shipwreck from 1864 yields new perfume

    I wonder if there was any Creed bottles on the ship???
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    Re: What is your favorite Musk fragrance?

    At the moment, for me it is Lorenzo Villoresi Musk
  84. Poll: Re: USA members POLL: Do you intend to buy the Pure Coffee reissue?

    No, I've given up on the A*Men flankers.......they are not impressive....IMHO.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Yep, thats where I bought mine from.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    I got a bottle of it today.......Love it.
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    Re: Bentley Intense or Carbone de Balmain?

    You mention that you already have GPH 1. The Balmain is similar to GPH 1. IMHO this would make one of them redundant, Therefore I suggest the Bentley.
  88. Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    Lalique for Bentley Crystal Edition ..........and a complementing deodorant if there is any change left over. ;-)
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    Re: Acqua di borsari colonia

    I have both the ADP and ADB. They are similar. I like them both, but the ADP has better longevity.
    For the price of the ADB, I can't really complain about the longevity.
  90. Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    For Australia only -
    I thought I would give away some samples of fragrances not readily available over here.
    I'll start off with this one.
    Steve McQueen King of Cool. This, IMHO, is an unknown...
  91. Re: Anyone else worried about bothering people with Tobacco Vanille?

    Taking a whiff of a sample vial, and actually wearing it, are very different. Put it on, but don't over do it.
    TV is my biggest compliment getter.
    Wear it proudly. ;-)
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    Re: Bentley for Men Absolute - new fragrance

    Love the Intense......Can't wait for this one.
  93. Re: old hyped frags which rarely get mentioned now

    Agree with this ^
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    Re: Motorcycle leather tattoo

    After reading this topic, it has confirmed what many have said in the past......You cannot assign a scent to a stereotype person.
    Just as you cannot assign a scent to an asian, or black person, or a...
  95. Re: Nasomatto Duro = Carner Barcelona Cuirs + Montale Aoud Musk?

    I have both FB's of Aoud Musk and Duro, and do not find them nearly identical as posted previously. The Aoud Musk is stronger and last longer......but they are in no way the same.
  96. Re: Anyone have any experience with Truefit and Hill fragrances?

    I have the Spanish Leather. It is nice, but lacks in longevity, IMHO.
    It is a scent for mature man.....and not for night clubbing. There is not much leather in there either. I get more spices than...
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    Re: Mugler Cologne or Eau De Cartier?

    Mugler.......No brainer.
  98. Re: Dissecting an (extraordinary) rare gem: "ETTORE BUGATTI" first version (The Original, 1992)

    This is a great 'hidden' gem. I have 2 bottles of it now. Compliments everytime I wear it.
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    Re: Copy Scent Embarrassment

    We're getting some colder days coming up.....I am going to wear the Phaedon Tabac Rouge to see the reactions from this. I think I have only worn it once since I bought it. I will try it out where I...
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    Re: Copy Scent Embarrassment

    It happens to me whenever I wear the Palermo TV. I just tell them it is TV......I don't mention that it is a copy.
    Yet, I have never received a compliment from wearing the real TV.
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