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  1. Re: And we have a winner! Most ridiculously expensive perfume...

    Perfume for women 1910 in Paris --- a gourmand

    Bottle design based on Art Nouveau movement which was all the rage

    Discontinued quickly --- hence the rarity
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    you could have just stepped out of them though :happy:
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    I actually don't --- overpriced, of course it is like all Creeds

    But as a standalone fragrance I think Aventus is fabulous and deserves a lot of plaudits
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    Re: Guerlain homme question

    I love all versions of it

    How it spawned 'Ideal' is beyond me
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    Re: Any fans of Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme?

    The 90's version was aesthetically pleasing to look at (bottle and juice), but I never thought the smell matched them
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    Re: L' Artisan - Mass discontinuation.

    Hmmm -- maybe a long lost cousin at best

    I'm referring to the original Black -- I've no idea what it is like now
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    Re: Heat and Fragrance

    I don't think it's an exact science

    Prolonged exposure to heat can break down the chemical bonds in a fragrance but it may only happen at a specific temperature

    My guess is that your fragrances...
  8. Re: Lalique Hommage a L'Homme: Any fans of this one?

    for me, it starts like it's gonna be a turkey but the longer I wear it, the nicer it becomes
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    Please leave the forum and close the door behind you
  10. Thread: Safraleine

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    Re: Safraleine

    I think Comme des Garcons used it first in 8 88 ---- not wholly successfully imo
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    Re: The Guardian on vagina-scented products

    We already have Vulva Original by Eros

    why is everyone being so sniffy about it ? :vrolijk_1:
  12. Re: Caron Pour Un Homme vs Masculin Pluriel - your thoughts?

    I don't think that's fair -- the Dior is in another stratosphere imo
  13. Re: Have y'all be smelling Fahrenheit on other people lately?

    have never smelled this on any man ---- amazing really
  14. Re: Caron Pour Un Homme vs Masculin Pluriel - your thoughts?

    I'm not bowled over by CPUH either and I think Pluriel is a nicer wear

    The Third Man by Caron is better than both though imo
  15. Re: Bought my first bottle of amber pour homme...

    I love it also --- but I don't get any lavender -- it's soapy and leathery to me
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    Re: Best Indie Brands to be aware of

    Aether Parfums

    weird and wonderful
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    anyone remember the original 'Blood Concept' range of fragrances? -- I think there were six

    well five of them smelled atrocious
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    Re: The forbiddens of all day use

    Just a suggestion

    Why don't you and your gf decide which fragrances you both like instead of asking a bunch of strangers here?
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    Sauvage

    Literally (smells like) and metaphorically ---- a 'polished turd'
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    Re: notes you love that most others seem to hate on

    rhubarb

    celery

    love em both
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    Re: Summer flankers release

    I was going to suggest the L'Eau D'Issey flankers but not if it's going to remind her of an ex

    I think Dior Homme Cologne is a nice one and lasts well on me
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    Re: In the style of Eau Noire

    Trawling my memory banks, I think it's Midnight Saffron by Tom Daxon that reminds me of it

    Nothing can really replace it though -- what on earth were Dior thinking?
  23. Re: Latest L'Artisan Parfumeur - Couleur Vanille!

    A sea and salt vanilla? I have to get my hands on this one

    Thanks
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    Re: Elegant and calm fragrance

    Dilmun by Villoresi --- a calming sensual orange blossom

    more like 70 euros though
  25. Re: Versace L'Homme is stunningly good - does anyone else love it love it?

    just a wonderful man's fragrance -- the vintage was amazing --- a real work of art
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    Re: Sensual, seductive, aphrodisiac perfumes

    the wearer
  27. Re: Designers that get hate but you're actually enjoying?

    Aaargghhhh ---- head for the hills !
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    Re: I love Beach Hut Man

    same happened to me and I loved it

    my nephew has it now -- he couldn't believe his luck!
  29. Re: starting out and so glad I sampled creed aventus first

    listen to your sister about Aventus --- she knows what she is talking about
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    Re: Sensual, seductive, aphrodisiac perfumes

    I purchased Light My Fire about 3 months ago from Les Senteurs -- it may have been pulled since then of course? Get Intoxicated instead if it has
  31. Re: Aedes de Venustas: what do you you think about their own perfumes?

    My views also -- I really liked the original
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    Re: Which Dior Homme is best?

    I don't

    I like to go out and spend half a day testing before purchasing --- I enjoy it! Chance to grab some free samples also :wink:

    I don't trust online suppliers and would rather not leave...
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    Re: L'Ombre des Merveilles (new Hermes)

    and I bet women (or anyone) would just be as happy with the originals to choose from -- it would be less confusing for a start
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    Re: L'Ombre des Merveilles (new Hermes)

    I read it was created for women, but, hey, who knows -- it might crossover ok
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    Re: The forbiddens of all day use

    You mentioned ELdO --- Je Suis Un Homme would fit the bill or maybe Uomo by Villoresi and of course, Aventus -- they are all very versatile imo

    Ones that wouldn't --- Jaipur Homme, Habit Rouge,...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    I think you have identified a problem with the House --they are just trying too hard now after a fairly long period of inactivity.

    The relative glut of new fragrances seems to have coincided with...
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    Re: Which Dior Homme is best?

    thanks -- that's useful to know

    If I buy from a store, I'm going to be taking a risk though -- you can't rely on an SA

    I only pay direct debits online -- I won't buy goods that way
  38. Re: Settled! Cats love perfume and need donations

    Not Lynx though -- have some love
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    Re: Which Dior Homme is best?

    Oh -- I am getting a bit worried now as I do need another bottle
  40. Re: Latest L'Artisan Parfumeur - Couleur Vanille!

    No, can't wait though

    If it's anything like L'Artisan's superb 'Vanilia' I'll be happy
  41. Re: Big cats are into perfume, lots of love for Calvin Klein

    I wonder why Obsession?

    It's not exactly loaded with civet
  42. Re: English Laundry London: not bad. Not bad at all...

    for me, longevity is very important so I'd give it a miss on that issue
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    Re: Which Dior Homme is best?

    same for me -- but haven't tried 2020 yet
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    Re: Finding a new scent, or not.

    If you haven't already tested, I think Floris fragrances would suit you and your style --- especially a little trio called 'The Fragrance Journals', which are modern takes on old fragrance...
  45. Re: Can ppl tell if you're wearing a cheap fragrance?

    Hmmm -- I'm not sure. The term is actually used quite a bit in literature for descriptive purposes so I think it must exist. Probably more relevant for women.

    Personally, brands like Carven,...
  46. Thread: Uden performance

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    Re: Uden performance

    To OP

    It lasted 12 hours before it began to fade ---
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    Re: Raunchy, dirty and elegant leathers.

    thanks for them
  48. Thread: Uden performance

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    Re: Uden performance

    Uden lasted for ages on me -- one of the only fragrances I've finished. A real beauty imo
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    Re: I did a thing....Avantus

    Yes, try Virgins in Water or Bollocks de Portugal
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    Re: Une Bois Vanille is total trash - fight me

    I think Luca Turin also stated that this is all we should aim for (I'm paraphrasing)
  51. Re: Frequently mentioned scents you STILL haven't smelled....

    I walk the boards of fragrance shops and major stores so must have at least tested nearly every popular scent or major House out there over the years. I feel I should, even when I'm sure I won't like...
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    Re: Une Bois Vanille is total trash - fight me

    I think it is an amazing scent and quite a 'head turner' (in a good way)

    I find it deep and complex

    I seem to be the only one though :embarassed:
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    I actually like Superstitious to, but I find the other recent releases a bit 'meh'. I agree with you to about it being hard to create 'mind-boggling' fragrances anymore.

    However, I don't think a...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    I don't think Lauder has helped

    Nothing in the line now can top the head shattering experience of Musc Ravageur when it was first released
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    Re: Raunchy, dirty and elegant leathers.

    I agree -- Raunchy and Elegant doesn't compute
  56. Thread: Byredo

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    Re: Byredo

    For me you did pick the 2 with small sillage -- Mojave Ghost and Gypsy Water and I don't think the warmer weather will help much

    Bal D'Afrique is something else though -- lovely and potent with...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Cuir Cuba Intense - Nicolai

    2 compliments at work -- practically unheard of
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    Re: Modern Frag & Frag Review Pet Peeves

    Ironically -- one of my hates is in the thread title

    I don't like the word 'frag' -- it's ugly
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    Re: Latest Thierry Mugler - Alien Man Mirage!

    Hmm -- I'm sort of interested as I liked the original well enough to buy it --- but have never worn it out in public
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    Re: A hit polished by time

    Aventus was the first Creed masculine for 5 long years though. It only really took off after the first review on Basenotes for it, by me :vrolijk_1:

    Gucci's 'masculines' aren't such a rarity.
  61. Re: dries van noten par frederic malle - made with real mysore sandalwood ?

    +1 100%

    I think you are being kind -- it borders on dishonesty and the customer is basically being hoodwinked
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    Re: Most clunky, ridiculous packaging award goes to

    Min - New York

    It may have changed of course, but their bottles used to be packaged in lacquered containers the size of small suitcases!
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    Re: Finally bought Versace pour homme :-)

    u going off it already? :laugh:
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    Re: Your Favorite Henry Jacques Fragrances?

    No -- you are right

    They are very nice fragrances but there is no justification for the pricepoints imo
  65. Re: There’s patchouli, and then there’s patchouli...

    Yes there are two versions

    I really don't like the Hippie oil type smell but love patchouli when it is mixed up -- especially with florals, like H.O.T. Always and Patchouli Patch
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    Re: Favourite leather fragrance

    which rarely gets a mention on these boards -- I love it
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    Re: Favourite leather fragrance

    Bandit
    Knize Ten
    Nostalgia
    Hot Leather
    Bel Ami
    Cuir Cannage
    Cuir by LT Piver
    Cuir Fetiche
  68. Re: Which male fragrances do women really, really hate?

    there you go :tekst-toppie:
  69. Thread: Top 3 now.

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    Re: Top 3 now.

    Vetiver & Grapefruit - Molton Brown (not fashionable but a wonderful smell)

    Intoxicated - Kilian (A*Men but 1000 times better)

    Santal Noble (old version but not vintage) - MpG (can't be...
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    Re: Has Nasomatto Pardon been reformulated?

    I thought that Nasomatto had made a conscious decision to tone all their fragrances down because of their 'foghorn' reputation
  71. Re: Which male fragrances do women really, really hate?

    the smell of beer
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    Re: Why do some people hate fragrance this much?

    I've never said that though -- that's cheating :cheesy:
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    Re: Le Labo Santal 33 or YSL Santal Accord?

    I can only comment on the Le Labo and as a fragrance, I found it very disappointing and the price is just insulting
  74. Re: Fragrances - Do some lose their scent with time

    the old splash-ons used to go off in time -- I had a Kouros splash-on that went quite sour and had sediment in the juice --- it's because of the exposure to air over a long period

    Modern bottles...
  75. Thread: Assumed shilling

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    Re: Assumed shilling

    it's difficult to decide sometimes -- but real shills usually incorporate House fragrance names in some tedious overlong shaggy dog story that is completely made up.

    Some even flame the fragrances...
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    Re: Why do some people hate fragrance this much?

    we all are
  77. Re: Does It Bother You When People You Like Mock Cologne In General?

    Ooh no, look --- don't mock

    my flabber has never been so gasted
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    Re: Meeting an ex for coffee what should I wear

    +1 -- it's too arbitrary

    Life would be exceedingly dull without some controversy or dispute -- after all, that's the whole essence of a forum, isn't it?
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    Re: Cheapies for the Office?

    You might want to wait for 'CK One Everyone' also -- £40

    I'm hearing positive things about it
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    Re: How have your tastes changed over time?

    I am not solely driven about getting laid anymore, so I basically wear more sophisticated and nuanced fragrances that please me on a more cerebral level
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    Re: Cheapies for the Office?

    Prada Amber

    Man in Black - Bulgari

    Je Suis un Homme - ELdO

    You will smell great -- but probs pushing £150
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    Re: Opposite of powdery

    Derby
  83. Re: Observtion on Bogart Pour Homme, which arrived today

    it's dynamite


    can't compare to the Lynx as I'm not a virgin 16 year old with bad skin :laugh:
  84. Re: How do you assemble a bottle of Montale perfume?

    I tested about 25 Montales in one sitting in a big London store --- my fingers were bleeding at the end of it.

    Why bother with the tricksy things?
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    Re: UK based bargain alert thread?

    The thing is, it seems so random, i.e. Fortnum & Mason have like 'pop-up' sales, where there might be a long table of fragrances they can't shift (some really expensive niche among them) at...
  86. Re: Does new By Kilian refill require original bottle?

    Consumer Care Tel No. ---- 0808 164 5842
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    Re: Niche fragrances similar to Joop homme?

    +1 at least a thousand times
  88. Re: Howcome Hermes Voyage Parfum doesnt get much love?

    makes me sneeze
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    Re: Everybody Hates Hugo Boss

    'The Collection' range by Boss wasn't bad -- I liked Velvet Amber and the patchouli one

    I find the mainstream offerings predictable and confusing
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    Re: Looking for ideas/inspiration

    Thanks



    The opening is a little challenging, but the drydown is something else -- hope you enjoy it
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    Re: Looking for ideas/inspiration

    I'm guessing you have tried 3rd Man and Rive Gauche -- 2 wonderful classics

    So, I would really urge you to hunt down Eau Noire by Dior --- a simply stunning lavender and immortelle combination...
  92. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    nutters


    but smell good
  93. Re: How much should you spend on my fragrance collection?

    I chose to go down this route in my last buying expedition and it came to much more than I would normally spend on fragrances in a month.

    I haven't bought any new fragrances for a few months now...
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    Re: Changing username??

    I bet you want to change it to 'mermaidsetparfum2'
  95. Re: Unique and interesting, but still compliment getting?

    I have a theory.

    A high percentage of women are turned on by men wearing fragrances that lean a bit feminine. Maybe the cojones out full on masculines are just a bit too obvious and unadventurous....
  96. Re: What is your least favorite part about buying a perfume?

    I buy from stores and I get a free rein to sample normally

    But I don't at Selfridges or Harrods -- the SA's like to control things there. I wouldn't mind so much if they could offer any decent...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Kyoto

    high class 'go to' fragrance, when you are too tired to make a conscious decision
  98. Re: Would you buy a perfume brand that you never heard of? Why or why not?

    I think Dior Homme is close to perfection, from the smell, the bottle design and the price -- it's all positives for me

    The fragrances from 'brands' can vary wildly, so loyalty is not really a...
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    Re: Anyone familiar with Ombre Nomade?

    I've only tested it in Selfridges, London ---- you have really got to like a deep strong Oud (I don't particularly)
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    Re: Rose Prick - I'm not makin' this up !!! LOL

    R-SOLE is another one in the pipeline
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