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    Re: Opinions about Versace Pour Homme?

    I think of L'Homme and it makes me wanna weep
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    Re: Knize Ten - is it worth it?

    Sounds as though you should get Rien or Rien Intense first -- then Knize Ten won't shock you as much
  3. Thread: New Moderators!

    by Kaern
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    Re: New Moderators!

    Why don't we have 1 day a month with no moderators so we can govern ourselves - so a sort of anarchy will prevail?

    They can then clear up the debris the following day :shocked:

    Good luck!
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    Re: Need a little bit of help!

    From Bulgari Black to Dior Homme? They are so different that there could be thousands that make you vomit

    The ones that you get on with are very diverse also

    Can't really help
  5. Re: Declaration D'un Soir OR Comme une Evidence Homme

    Oh dear -- I really don't think the Cartier would work in heat and humidity-- it is quite a 'dense' jam type rose suited for evenings out or cooler weather -- very lovely though

    Can't comment on...
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    Re: Eloge du Traitre or Yatagan??

    Yatagan has definitely been messed with -- the opening is much less challenging and seems much more 'user friendly'
    Not sure this is a good thing in general, but I like it very much now
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    Re: Favorite fragrance from Thierry Mugler?

    The one with the chillis -- TASTE

    Then the 'cologne' and 'B-MEN'
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    Re: Two Good Things About Joop Homme Extreme.

    That's two too many :evil:
  9. Re: I'm looking for a masculine frag with pear in it.

    English Pear and Freesia -- Jo Malone

    Oh- just noticed -- this is a bit fem
  10. Re: The longer you don't wear a scent, the more memories it brings back when you do

    Please ------ stop it :cry:
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    Re: Everyone Always Hates on Polo Colognes: Why?

    Because I remember owning and loving 'Crest' -- that's why

    Wtf has happened since then?
  12. Re: Ferrari adds unisex trio to Essence Collection : Pure Lavender, Bright Neroli and Noble Fig

    Avaliable at Harrods only? Hmmm - may give them a testing
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    Re: Happiness is a perfume bottle... or few

    Have you checked whether your neighbours' Mum has actually passed away?
  14. Re: Viktor and Rolf Antidote officially discontinued

    That is a mystery. They might be better than the original though?
  15. Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme (EDT) – Vintage Dating/Buying Guide

    Saw the modern version lying on it's side, selling for £13.99 at the weekend. So sad.
  16. Thread: Joop! Homme Wild

    by Kaern
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    Re: Joop! Homme Wild

    Pass
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    Re: What's definitely masculine is.. grossness?

    I like women to smell like this [ barnyard, faecal, animalic or urinous ]

    Don't other men?
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    Re: Diddy returns to fragrance with 3AM

    Drinks all round, barman! I am so happy
  19. Re: Silly question, anyone spend a lot of money on shoes??

    Wearing nubucks by Tods -- £320.00

    Purchased Lanvin pumps for £150.00 in sale at Selfridges (were £350)

    It's all relative though isn't it?
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    Re: Compliment Getters... Are they worth buying?

    It's funny -- the most unsolicited compliments I've got from women have been for fragrances that women could quite easily wear, mainly based around tuberose. Also, very sweet ones.

    Not the...
  21. Re: Is allure home sport by chanel compliment getterm

    Stick with Jeremy's advice then

    I don't wear fragrances to get laid
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud - lovin beats hatin

    A salient point. One to respect rather than put on skin. I prefer Cuir Cannage.
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    Re: Dunhill Icon - thoughts?

    I was thinking the demise of Dunhill fragrances was complete, but I'll try it anyway
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    Re: What is your The Most Unique Fragrance?

    Tricky one -- most fragrances have a sort of 'gene pool'.

    The opening of Nostalgia was pretty revelatory and the original M7 was a 'groundbreaker'
  25. Poll: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Man -- you seem DES----PER----ATE
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    Re: Eau d'Hadrien vs. Green Irish Tweed

    GIT is wonderfully made and a very smooth ride -- I just don't like it

    Ipso Facto -- EdH is my choice, however disparate the two are
  27. Re: Is allure home sport by chanel compliment getterm

    I try not to
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    Re: Creed at another funny place

    K-Mart!

    Has Creed found it's rightful home?
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    Poll: Re: Allure Homme Sport vs Versace Pour Homme (Vote)

    I will never know :cry:
  30. Re: Help with identifying my bottle of Fahrenheit

    Yeah -- that's a nineties bottle alright
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    Re: Original Santal: an opportunity wasted

    I have always liked it, but yes I can't trace any sandalwood in it.

    Maybe worth layering with a dry sandalwood like Sandalo
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    Re: Hello everyone...I'm glad to be here

    Yes -- more curry fragrances please -- I love 'em
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    Re: Unisex, or... is it, really?

    Thanks, darling, that was 'textbook ':2vrolijk_08:
  34. Re: Domenico Caraceni 1913...is this classed as niche ?

    Gaultier is niche then? Pretty sure Shiseido deal with their perfumes
  35. Re: LIDO Je Suis Un Homme should be called this....

    Are you on mind-altering drugs?
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    Re: Niche or Designer Fragrance Terminology.

    If you can buy it in Boots, Superdrug or the Perfume Shop -- it's designer

    Problem solved :thumbsup:
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    Re: Aventus popularity..?

    It's like living in a parallel world here
  38. Re: Must-Have Niche fragrances that won't break the bank

    The flanker is even lovelier imo.

    A lot of the Gantier (MPG) fragrances can still be picked up for under £100 a bottle -- well worth testing

    I'd also recommend testing the ELdO range -- 50ml of...
  39. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    Yikes -- that would be worth a fortune now on Ebay -- if it wasn't so crappy of course :wink:

    I think I have a sample of IU Blue Laser somewhere - does that count? :cheesy:
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    Re: Help with a note/accord ID?

    Don't think either could be called a 'patchouli' in the base

    It might be just the same musk used (there are scores to choose from)
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    Re: Unisex, or... is it, really?

    I know this woman who wears Le Male

    She smokes a pipe and wears Dr Martens

    This is a hard one to work out :undecided:
  42. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    Aventus Sport Blue

    Maybe True Lust by Eldo ?
  43. Re: Recommendations for quality deodorant please ...

    Verbena & Waterlily (Soft & Gentle) £2.35 a pop -- lovely
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    Re: Unisex, or... is it, really?

    This is too simplistic imo. Individual circumstances are important, i.e. what you do for a living, family, friends and obviously how you feel personally, i.e. do you feel comfortable or...
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    Re: Azzaro pour Homme

    Paco Rabanne PH -- vintage if possible
  46. Re: Did Creed Change their nozzle/spray assembly? (SMW 4oz)

    Mine have always been snug fitting -- sounds as though I have just been lucky

    Maybe the batch variations extend to to the caps as well? :wink:
  47. Re: Did Creed Change their nozzle/spray assembly? (SMW 4oz)

    The old ones have a wide spray area and are bigger -- these look stingy

    Never lost a cap in my life
  48. Re: Did Creed Change their nozzle/spray assembly? (SMW 4oz)

    Authentic maybe, but don't like them -- cheap looking
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    Re: Polo Blue Layered With Eternity

    Two wrongs don't make a right
  50. Re: Does Valentino Uomo really smell like Dior Homme/ DHI?

    Perception mayhem! I don't get it at all

    One is a sweet so called goumand mess -- the other is a sophisticated work of art (DHI)
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    Re: Help with a note/accord ID?

    Probabaly a mixture of cardamom and a fixative musk.
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    Re: What happened to Ted Baker fragrances?

    Ted Baker for Him
    Pashion
    XO

    All readily available over here. I've smelt a lot worse and they are reasonably priced
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    Re: Roja Dove... where to start?

    I like the tobacco of Enigma

    The thing is -- I don't really want to line his pockets again (for personal reasons)
  54. Thread: Why?

    by Kaern
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    Re: Why?

    Proves my point. Doesn't actually smell of petrol does it? More leathery than anything. It's a 'hard' wear but it will have it's fans.
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    Re: GIT smells like SMW!!??

    All men's fragrances created by Creed since 1985 have a bit of GIT in them

    They would be fools not to wouldn't they :rolleyesold:
  56. Re: Which niche scents from these lines I should try for Summer in Thailand.

    Zeste Mandarine by Creed

    I only really like Annick Goutal's citrusy fragrances -- they should work well
  57. Thread: Why?

    by Kaern
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    Re: Why?

    Well -- it would be a boring fragrance world if perfumers didn't experiment at all. I suspect Secretions Magnifique is a 'loss leader' for EldO, but sort of puts them 'on the map'. Bulgari Black is...
  58. Re: Ever have a Fragrance that was forgotten but came on BN and renewed your interest again? Which

    Definitely -- just can't remember what they were :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: Fragrance Unlimited

    You must be the owner of this outfit?
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    Re: My Retro purchases arrived!

    Looks like Le TH there -- what year is that from?
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    Re: For summer. Which one?

    Blimey-- DE finishes with a leather if I remember correctly? Very clever fragrance but a bit heavy for the summer imo.
  62. Re: Amarige - help with alternative 'highly specific' ideas please

    Spraying Amarige with gay abandon? Bless her cotton socks

    However, she may have lost her sense of smell as a direct result :undecided:
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    Re: Classic vibe men's scent

    Love Equus, but doesn't strike me as a 'classic' smell

    Maybe try 'At the Barber's ' by Martin Margiela
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    Re: philippine houseboy by etat libre d'orange

    Think I penned a review here -- I like it. Nothing like Bahiana though. More like a 'Korma'.

    Do any bottle called P Houseboy exist?
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    Re: Funniest or oddest comparison...

    Now that is almost blasphemous. Subjectivity can't be streched that far.
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    Re: buying sample/ bergamote 22

    A lovely citrus for spring or summer imo. Lasts surprisingly well also.

    I don't normally recommend 'blind buys' but I don't think you will regret it with this one.
  67. Re: Could you guys please catch me up on what I've missed?

    Yeah -- a lot of scratching around with not much to shout about. Was really up for that new sandalwood from Guerlain but that was disappointing .

    I'm checking out 2016 proposed releases already...
  68. Re: Could you guys please catch me up on what I've missed?

    Out for one year?

    Not a lot fella
  69. Re: If you had to sell your ENTIRE collection, how much would you ask for it?

    £100,000 pounds

    About £2000 for what I have and £98,000 for the stress
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    Re: vintage Indian Mysore from AA Herbal India

    I'd be suspicious -- especially if they are very expensive
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    Re: Heat spoiling my new fragrances?!

    The important thing is to keep them out of direct sunlight
  72. Re: Products (unrelated to cologne) that smell like a fragrance?

    Fabric Conditioners are lined up now just like fragrances and perfumers are involved in the creations

    Purchased a lovely Ylang Ylang one recently

    Not much help to the OP -- just an aside
  73. Poll: Re: What's your opinion on Frederic Malle Carnal Flower?

    Well I went through a whole bottle -- there is a slight skank to it that makes it definitely unisex imo.

    I prefer Cedre and Beyond Love.
  74. Thread: What's New ?

    by Kaern
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    Re: What's New ?

    New Balmain for Men
    New Richard James for Men
    YSL -- Kouros Silver (just interested )
    First release by Louis Vuitton by Jacques Cavaliere (probably for women though)
  75. Re: Out of all your fragrances, which ones do you find yourself wearing with a hat?

    Which came first -- the fragrance or the hat?

    What I have noticed though, is I tend to wear shirt colours according to what fragrance I am going to wear -- darker hues for heaviness and lighter...
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    Poll: Re: Platinum Egoiste vs Terre D'Hermes Pure Parfum

    PE loses in a contest with practically every fragrance imo.
  77. Thread: Buy buy buy??!!

    by Kaern
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    Re: Buy buy buy??!!

    Agree -- I think a different mindset takes over if you are just testing or blagging -- than having filthy lucre to burn.

    Why not save up for a few weeks and shop on a monthly or 2 monthly basis.
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    Re: Shalimar - can a man get away with it?

    I'd say it's tough

    I'd like to wear A La Nuit out but just can't
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    Re: Recommendations from Micallef

    +1

    The only one I ever purchased was Spicy For Him
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    Re: Fragrance references in fiction books or films

    I nicked this from the other (unmentionable) website

    'I remember Mia Farrow in Rosemary's Baby saying that she was wearing Detchema'

    It's by Revillon
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    Re: my next fragrance. help me decide!

    DHI isn't anything like Uomo (those type of scents?)
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit in the summer?

    Fahrenheit has been mucked about with, but still cant think of one quite like it as an alternative. I would probably avoid wearing in the summer, but i'm quite fussy with seasonal wear.

    Philosykos...
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    Re: Buying advice much appreciated

    The 500 ml is a splash isn't it? Not sure what the equivalent of 3-4 sprays would be?

    3 times a week? Blimey, the 75ml would last a year easily imo.
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    Re: Going back to the 'dark' side!!

    I'm thinking of dropping for Eros too -- I like that juice :embarassed:
  85. Thread: MDCI Resin Bust

    by Kaern
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    Re: MDCI Resin Bust

    Women love those Kilian boxes -- a way into their hearts

    The ideal for me would be to decant IB or CP into that great black bee bottle from Guerlain -- the busts can take a hike
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    Re: Not Properly Dressed?

    You need to get out to the shops immediately and either spray from a sample bottle or purchase one.

    I think I would have turned back and been late to work -- sad but true.
  87. Thread: Niche? Designer?

    by Kaern
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    Re: Niche? Designer?

    It's very blurred

    Where does the Dior Privee line sit? It's hardly 'designer', but maybe it is? Chanel Exclusifs?

    I think 'designer' has a slightly negative connotation here - beyond the normal...
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    Re: Is anyone familiar with Pecksniff's England?

    They have a store in Brighton

    https://www.pecksniffs.com/mens
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    Re: Photograph- Harrods perfume counter, 1908

    The polite word is 'flannel'

    Due to a lack of traceable historical evidence, there has been some skepticism on the authenticity of Creed's historical background. As shown by collectors and...
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    Re: Photograph- Harrods perfume counter, 1908

    Nothing like a bit of bubble bursting you iconoclast.! :wink:

    Completely true though
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    Re: nice, realistic, thick tuberose

    Beyond Love is amazing. The best By Kilian by far imo.

    Sheldrake's Cedre for Serge Lutens is smashing also. No cedar but a lovely tuberose
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    Re: Most overrated fragrance on Basenotes?

    I see a lot of bs about The One -- utterly boring imo
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    Re: Can You Rate These Fragrances For Me?

    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche 8/10
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport 3/10
    L`Occitane en Provence Eau des Baux 8/10
    Dolce&Gabbana The One for Men 1/10
    Christian Dior Dior Homme Intense 10/10
    ...
  94. Poll: Re: Creed Tabarome Milliseme or Milliseme Imperial?

    MI -- if only for the fact that Tabarome is such a travesty of the original, which was amazing
  95. Re: Any hope Gucci will bring back Nobile, Envy or Rush with Giannini's departure?

    Absolutley none -- expect more dreck only
  96. Thread: What are these??

    by Kaern
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    Re: What are these??

    Think they have been made independently as general bottles, bit like decanters

    Sorry, but they are pretty gross imo
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    Re: Chanel Égoiste vs Opium Pour Homme EDP

    No contest at all for me -- Egoiste by a huge distance
  98. Re: A fragrance that could ease, comfort in sorrow and pain

    Mind calming?

    Well, 5 sprays of Interlude in the summer will practically render you unconscious :happy:
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    Re: My favorites from Atelier

    Hurrah -- way to go :thumbup:

    A real 'sleeper'
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    Re: Good cheap gym scent

    Why would you?

    After a heavy session you are worried about how you smell while looking as though you have just been run over by a bus
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