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  1. Re: How many here has kept every single fragrance you have purchased.

    You have an amazing collection as a result, you have chosen very wisely :thumbsup:
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    Re: Amouage Reflection Man

    I very much enjoy Reflection Man, and my magnetic cap bottle seems beastly. One of those fragrances that stays on my pillow for days if I fall asleep wearing it.
  3. Re: Other houses like Roja and Fragrance du Bois (in terms of quality)?

    You may be right or wrong, or partially either way, about the fact that Roja Dove fragrances draw from the same pool of aroma chemicals and naturals as other high end niche and designer and may have...
  4. Re: Other houses like Roja and Fragrance du Bois (in terms of quality)?

    I find a vast majority if credible design prive lines deliver quality. MFK also matches that level of quality. For me Rojas are quality through and through, even if they don’t represent great...
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    Re: Latest Armani Prive - Cuir Zerzura!

    Bourbon vanilla and violet suggest this could be powdery, or it could go the Fahrenheit direction and be incredible
  6. Re: Im looking for a men perfume that smells like peppermint extract+ aquatic .

    Mint is a very shortlived note, especially the incredible mint note from Le Male. Hope you find what you are looking for, but I feel longevity will always be an issue.
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    Re: How is Kilian Musc Oud?

    It is amazing and unique. One of my favourites.
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    Re: Any standouts from the house of Memo?

    I sampled the leather offerings, and thought African Leather was worth a bottle.
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    Re: Serge Lutens Chene or Amouage Ciel Man?

    Ciel for me.

    The first hour of Chene is asking for too much leniency for my liking.
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    Re: Best tobacco fragrance

    It will be interesting to see if this contains an actual tobacco note or the usual tonkabacco note that is in the other L’homme Ideal fragrances.
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    Re: HERMÈS new Men's pillar fragrance

    Bolide would work very well, been a long time since we had a great name for a men’s release
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    Re: HERMÈS new Men's pillar fragrance

    Do yourself a favour and try Hermes Bel Ami?
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    Re: I was wrong, so very wrong.

    lol, gonna be a long and winding road. Let’s come back in 10 years and see how many marriages were broken up in the pursuit ;)
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    Re: Fragrances you wish had better projection

    I hope Initio don’t hear you because they already have the volume set to 11.;)
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    Re: Your most worn (using sotd feature)?

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200329/49f8ab8309aa5371050a86293b237c4a.jpg
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    Re: Best tobacco fragrance

    These comparison numbers are seriously confusing to me. I didn’t get much similarity, if any.
  17. Re: Which ONE Fragrance scares CoronaVirus to death ? Choose ONE!

    Costume National Homme would come close surely
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    Re: Is Creation-E Roja’s masterpiece?

    Definitely not, E is Roja’s mass appealing scent for men. He has many masterpieces.
  19. Aventus Cologne vs Chanel Allure Homme Sport

    Now that momentum is building behind the comparison of Aventus Cologne to Chanel Allure Homme Sport, which would you buy and why?

    I personally do see the similarity and think it is quite overtly...
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    Re: Is Creed Viking an underrated gem?

    The problem is that if Viking is a gentleman’s scent, then it compares unfavourably to Bois Du Portugal. There is a ruggedness about it that may suit some guys but it seems a small market.
  21. Re: Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano IX Violetta Eau de Parfum

    These were available at the US discounters some time ago for much more realistic prices. They are generally competent but unremarkable, certainly not as remarkable as the prices.
  22. Re: Polo tester smelled like a BBQ full of burning hair

    The opening of Polo has always been quite impressive to me, it’s meant to be full of green notes for the first 3-4 minutes. If you’re getting burned hair in the opening, then it’s a bad tester. ...
  23. Re: The Delicious Nutmeg in Dunhill Edition and Cacharel Pour Homme

    Quite a lineage we’re building here
  24. Re: The Delicious Nutmeg in Dunhill Edition and Cacharel Pour Homme

    You absolutely have to try Mugler Ice Men if you like barbershop scents that feature nutmeg.
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    Re: What's the most "mature" scent that you own?

    With the exception of the Mugler A*men flankers I own, just about my whole wardrobe is “mature”. In fact, the Mugler collection is there just to give me some competent choices when I want something...
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    Re: Whats your go to signature scent?

    New York Intense or Roja Fetish Pour Homme
  27. Re: Men's Fragrance: Life After Oakmoss (Decade in Review/Discussion)

    Very good observations. I will add that a new era has come along of ultra-powerful novel aromachem driven fragrances. You can see this in Ganymede, Baccarat Rouge 540, many Initio perfumes such as...
  28. Re: Fresh,Citrus,Herbal,Lemony,Fresh,Barbershop, Italian Style Fragrance With Good Longevity?

    EDIT: I just realised you want Italian style. Vintage D&G Pour Homme is what you want. Amazing!

    Previous suggestions, which are not so Italian:

    Masculine Pluriel is amazing, worth the extra...
  29. Re: Are there any fragrance houses you don't buy due to past experience or other personal belief?

    I can’t stand houses that have no pedigree. The ones that are launched by entrepreneurs with only a passing interest in perfume. They launch 8 fragrances simultaneously on tight budgets, where all...
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    Re: Yves Saint Laurent Splendid Wood Question

    Splendid Wood certainly has cardamom and perhaps some cumin but it is too creamy and rosey to be compared to Declaration
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    Re: Happy For Men. Worth a blind buy?

    If you’re on a $25 budget, sure it’s better than a lot of $25 fragrances. But if you’re in this hobby to experience the best perfumery has to offer, then this is a hard pass.
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme current still safe?

    Current stuff is garbage. Sure, the first 15 minutes are amazing, but it quickly simplifies and disappears.
  33. Re: New L'Homme Ideal flanker from Guerlain - L'Homme Ideal Extreme

    The EDP is excellent but otherwise the others are either disappointments or too overlappy. Hope this one covers new ground
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    They are on a roll over there at Diptyque
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    Re: Is PDM Herod long lasting

    12 hours for me.
  36. Re: The Greatest Blind-Buy Disappointments of your Life

    Heritage???? My friend, you are a very tough man to please!

    Looking at your wardrobe, I am very surprised you would come and dump on this community’s favourite fragrances while also hoarding so...
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    Re: Parfums de Marly Layton never disappoints

    Overly shouty and coarse for me.
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    Re: Is Killian Intoxicated worth a full bottle?

    I know we all have our opinions And our differences should be celebrated etc, etc, but if you can’t see the similarity between Intoxicated and A*men you should at least acknowledge that you are in...
  39. Re: As a Scent Crusader, Have You Found Your Holy Grail?

    Where did you hear this??
  40. Re: Amouage Myths man is well.... interesting..

    Myths Man is for me what I signed up for when I got into Amouage. The opening is challenging because it has that combination of grapefruit and florals that can be at once appealing and off-putting. ...
  41. Re: As a Scent Crusader, Have You Found Your Holy Grail?

    For me, Roja Dove’s Fetish Pour Homme Parfum is the grail.

    I like that it is a dedicated men’s perfume, it smells amazing, and it projects strongly and evenly throughout the day.

    A few...
  42. Re: You'll never guess what this handwash smells like...!

    All great fragrances eventually get slayed by smell-alike bathing and cleaning products. Think Drakkar Noir. The giant of 80s men’s perfumery was eventually copied into toilet cleaning products! ...
  43. Re: Guerlain Santal Royal...which of the three ?

    Santal Royal is a lot of things but it certainly isn’t underwhelming for me. It’s strong and full of character. Perhaps you mean you simply didn’t like the smell? That would be a fair assessment...
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    Re: Tom ford three rules of fragranxe

    Number 1 is the reason why his fragrances fly off the shelves. That’s also why Gucci Pour Homme and Envy PH and Rive Gauche PH are held in such high regard here. For you though, he pushed the...
  45. Re: Dior Homme Sport 2012 an underrated Masterpiece...

    DHS 2017 seems to have been a prototype for DH 2020. The two have that same everyday cologney smell
  46. Re: True High End Pine: Any affordable alternatives?

    One Man Show if you’re on a budget.
  47. Re: Is there a D&G Pour homme expert in the house???

    Just be careful that it hasn’t been sitting on a shelf exposed to light for the last 15 years. Your nose will know. Made in Italy is definitely the way to go, the florals (including tobacco...
  48. Re: Upon wearing Acier Aluminium today I think Creed made a mistake Vaulting it.

    The “banana” note that is unnerving people in this thread is actually ylang ylang. Nobody was throwing banana notes into their fragrances in 1973.


    Personally I find Acier Aluminium a brilliant...
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    Re: Xerjoff Naxos........What a beauty !!

    I strongly suggest a full wearing at home.

    I think you’ve discovered ground zero for the Naxos hype. 2016 and the OP is questioning why nobody is talking about Naxos. Things sure changed for...
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    Re: Creed pure white cologne

    The rice note in this was very nice, I quite enjoyed it. Besides that, also reminded me of a classy take on Versace Eau Fraiche.
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    Re: Frags that you: Bought, sold.. bought sold?

    Current Antaeus is definitely very flat. I have bought and sold it 3 times and keep coming back hoping they will get the formulation right because it has potential. But nah, every couple of years I...
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    Re: Tyson Fury's favorite frag (no text spoiler)

    Saw that, no surprise since he is from the UK, Clive Christian would be appealing. But his exact choice was surprising
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    Re: Floris 1962 Vs New York Intense

    Love both, would never contemplate owning one over the other.
  54. Re: Land mine detection - Identify the worst fragrances in otherwise great lineups

    Funny you should mention this one, took me more than 20 wears to realise that the base was nothing more than acrid incense. Went from being a favorite to being sold. The first hour is definitely...
  55. Re: Land mine detection - Identify the worst fragrances in otherwise great lineups

    Thats a shame, that new trio are all beautifully presented :undecided:
  56. Re: Any fans of Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt?

    Pacific Rock Moss has a synthetic spiky wood accord that is mercifully not present In Wood sage and Sea Salt
  57. Land mine detection - Identify the worst fragrances in otherwise great lineups

    Some houses are competent enough that they lure us into blind buys of their lesser hyped fragrances. And then boom! Some of these are atrocious and we have an unsellable dud on our hands.

    Name...
  58. Re: Best Fragrances Of All Time! (enjoy and never tire of).

    Roja Dove

    Aoud, Amber Aoud, Musk Aoud
    Fetish PH
    Danger PH
    Reckless PH
    Saudi Arabia
    Sultanate of Oman
    Parfum De La Nuit Series
  59. Re: Any fans of Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt?

    Smells good for the 30 minutes that it lasts.
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    Re: Wow Dior Homme 2020!

    Haha yep the baloney cologney smell definitely sticks around
  61. Re: Can someone recommend me a fragrance similar to Saint Julep?

    You can try Guelrain Homme. Boozy mint doesnt last but the Guerlain has other notes in it that will stick around longer
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    Re: Wow Dior Homme 2020!

    I did manage to test this a couple of days ago and thought it was a very competent release, I have no problem smelling this off someone else and enjoying it. For myself, I prefer Chanel Bleu EDP if...
  63. Re: Best Fragrances Of All Time! (enjoy and never tire of).

    I would have to list a hundred fragrances or more. But it’s a great question, far prefer to give an exhaustive list later today than stick to a top 10.
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    Re: Does IF diet improve olfactory sensitivity?

    Zinc supplements work for me.
  65. Re: Plum Japonais by Tom Ford apparently discontinued.

    The line is definitely losing its shine for collectors.
  66. Re: Plum Japonais by Tom Ford apparently discontinued.

    I suspect Plum Japonais has been taking some of the shine away from Lost Cherry, which. Is not too dissimilar. They are both rich boozy fruity fragrances, so they have chosen to keep the one that...
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    Re: Nice but cheap office fragrance

    Lalique Pour Homme Lion for me.
  68. Poll: Re: Would You Rather Buy a Better Car Than You Have Now....or....Have more Depth in Your Niche Frags

    Cars are a serious money pit, especially premium cars. Not unusual to lose $20,000 just driving out of the dealership for the first time in a new car.
  69. Re: Anyone familiar with Ganymede by Marc-Antoine Barrois?

    Interesting, will make sure to sample both
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    You may have a point but he has been forthcoming about Guerlain’s use of synthetic ouds
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman current release

    I dont know if the current “Originale” smells like vintage, but it sure is a straightforward patchouli scent. Nice enough
  72. Re: What are your thoughts on L'artisan DZING!!???

    Love Dzintars. I don’t find it similar to Black and I much prefer it to Black too.
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    This thread and the countless others along similar lines may as well be renamed “best sellers you don’t like”.
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    Not even Thierry Wasser liked Ambre Eternel. He has told people off the record at Guerlain events that he didn’t enjoy making it and felt obligated because a big chunk of ambergris turned up one...
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    Re: Cheap, generic or unlikely compliment getters

    One Man Show surprised me once when I was at the shops got a good compliment
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    Re: Any fans of Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme?

    I can’t control what something reminds you of, but I never heard of a resemblance between these two. And having a familiarity with both, I saw no resemblence myself. Others have any thoughts?
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    Re: NEW (2020) - Floris Vert Fougere

    I thought it was powdery garbage. 1962 is the way to go with Floris.
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    Re: Any fans of Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme?

    I have the Made in Italy version and think it is fantastic, very versatile, unique and classic. I can’t understand why it hasn’t been replicated by anyone.

    Current version seems too...
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    Re: Insightful youtuber? Your pick

    Haha I agree with your observations also. Worst thing is that it seems these sad cases have made it onto PR lists and now have turned into shills for half-baked releases.

    Sebastian is probably my...
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    These might be your personal preferences but listing best-sellers (Amen, BR540) and coveted, expensive discontinued fragrances (Acier) as “worst fragrances of all time” lacks a fair bit of validity...
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    Encre Noire

    Lalique have made some great fragrances, but somehow this acrid post apocalyptic dry concoction is lauded more than others.
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    Re: What is your basenote lifetime number?

    41 years for me.
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    Encre Noire surely, acrid rubbish posing as “niche quality”.
  84. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Japon Noir! Discontinued release from one of the greatest debut lines in history.

    Derby a close second because there is no distribution in Australia. Very hard to get.
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    Re: A classier version of D&G The One?

    Just discovered that Jovoy Les Jeux Sont Faits does a great job of elevating each element of The One to “niche quality”. Tobacco, ambergris, dry fruits, rum, cedar, its all there.
  86. Re: Celebrating Differences: What do YOU Enjoy About Perfume?

    Personally I love perfumes made by houses that have substance. The house has control of the creative direction of their perfumes as opposed to signing their naming rights over to a distributor and...
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    Re: Keeping track of your collection

    I use Basenotes wardrobe, great feature.
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    Re: I love Beach Hut Man

    The ivy note is the killer for me.
  89. Re: Sorting through the Diptyque house, list your favorites and best iyo!

    Tempo is my favourite. It’s like Guerlain LIDG with teeth. Followed by Eau Duelle. Keen to try Oud Palao.
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    Re: Any fans of Initio Oud for Greatness?

    I think the niche segment is headed toward the same problem designer houses were facing before they developed their prive lines. Trying to sell the same types of fragrances under different names...
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    Re: Any fans of Initio Oud for Greatness?

    It seems to be a heavily shilled fragrance. YouTube reviewers are bathed in free bottles, which is always a red flag for me.

    Anyone know if Initio and Parfums de Marly are related at all? Seems...
  92. Re: Designers that get hate but you're actually enjoying?

    Tom Ford :lolk:. Lots of lovers and haters in equal measure around here. Otherwise I do tend to follow the Basenotes hypetrains
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    Re: Pacific Rock Moss is such a fresh delight

    Lots of scratchy woods in this one.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Nishane Pachuli Kozha, growing on me. Stays very well balanced thought the wear, very sophisticated, dark patchouli with chocolatey, mahogany wood accents and a pinch of boozy honey
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    Re: Your Most Worn January 2020

    A*men, Creed VIW and Woody Mood all got 4 wears this month



    I received a bottle of this from a board member and the memories flooded back. Will likely be high on my list next month.
  96. Re: Can ppl tell if you're wearing a cheap fragrance?

    I’m surprised by the answers here, I would have thought most collectors can pick out cheap fragrances vs expensive ones, regardless of whether they smell good or bad. Ofcourse some cheap fragrances...
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    Re: Gucci Guilty Homme Love

    Gucci Absolute was clearly a bastard child. Someone check the milkman. The rest of the Gucci Guilty flankers all resemble the father who probably works in a very grey office building with lots of...
  98. Re: Fragrances that somehow disappoint you, leave you underwhelmed, wishing for more perhaps

    Yeah good example, I found the opening nice, but it falls flat.
  99. Re: Fragrancenet Already Out of Old Dior Homme Intense Bottles...Possibly

    The DH line got new boxes last year that alluded to the new bottle. You might find the old bottle inside?
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    Re: Gucci Guilty Homme Love

    More Gucci Guilty mediocrity
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