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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Office - Date - Club would be my guess.

    After that, take a look at his videos and see what situations he's created. Maybe...Beach for Men? Some sort of summer fresh scent. Think it's probably...
  2. Re: Montblanc Explorer...like Aventus or like Sauvage?

    Does that actually happen...?
  3. Re: Montblanc Explorer...like Aventus or like Sauvage?

    I'd say it's much closer to Aventus Cologne than the original. Significantly so, in fact.

    That said...I feel like I'm in a minority of struggling with Explorer. Just find it no better than CDNIM...
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    Re: my Tom Ford sampling

    A good call. Amber Absolute is worth trying - I'd even recommend one of the better perfume oils to give you the vague idea of whether it's worth paying for a sample. If you've tried Tobacco Oud,...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Check the previous page...

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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Absolutely, definitely, 100% not a cult...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2Ld_FHOJsY
  8. Re: Is it me or does Pal Zileri "Sartoriale" smell similar to Rush

    Both. it's quite a nice note but ruined by the cheap supporting parts - particularly whatever fixatives or whatever they've used in it. The drydown is basically a sweet-sandalwood-floral which is...
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    Santal de Mysore by Serge Lutens?

    Is there anyone who happens to own this willing to sell a sample?
  10. Re: Is it me or does Pal Zileri "Sartoriale" smell similar to Rush

    While I can't attest to the general culture of complaints about Sandalwood, it's not just the performance I'd take issue with here. It smells really, really cheap - like Zara/own brand perfume cheap....
  11. Re: Anything out there similar to Pure Havane or Malt that is a bit less sweet...

    My answer to a less-sweet version of Pure Havane would be Pure Malt, so not really sure...

    Parfums de Marly's Layton takes a different sort of route while still smelling similar to Pure Malt, but...
  12. Re: Is it me or does Pal Zileri "Sartoriale" smell similar to Rush

    Tried Sartoriale. Quite nice sandalwood note but the other elements make it smell really, really cheap. Not for me. Surprised people don't mention that it's packed full of this cheap, alcoholic...
  13. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    Tried Sartoriale. Quite nice sandalwood note but the other elements make it smell really, really cheap. Not for me. Surprised people don't mention that it's packed full of this cheap, alcoholic...
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    Re: How is Yves Saint Laurent 24: Santal?

    I don't consider it light - performance is excellent - but it doesn't particularly stand out as 'special' in the drydown. Love the opening - as with Gucci Rush (past the awkward stages), and...
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    Re: How is Yves Saint Laurent 24: Santal?

    Wore it again this evening and some of the gloss from my initial enthusiasm has probably worn off a touch.
  16. Re: The Final Push - cutting down to the bare bones of a small 'signature' collection

    Haha, I should say, I'm only keeping for now, with the aim that, eventually, I'll be able to whittle it down.
  17. Re: Wardrobe Death Match: There Can Only Be One

    Interesting thread. I'm of a similar mindset.

    What is the 'working' to get where you are. What's the criteria etc.? I take it youre not really looking for external input...?
  18. Re: The Final Push - cutting down to the bare bones of a small 'signature' collection

    Wore Fortitude today and loved it.


    Did a blind test this evening - open and drydown - with a female friend. Ranked them as follows:


    Opening - Aventus, Tom Ford for Men, Fortitude, Beau de...
  19. Re: The Final Push - cutting down to the bare bones of a small 'signature' collection

    Wore all 4 again tonight and leaning towards Beau de Jour and Aventus...
  20. Re: The Final Push - cutting down to the bare bones of a small 'signature' collection

    Haha, very good - all jokes aside I do get that this is anathema to some people. It's all in the name of 'signature scents' though - I want people to associate the smells with 'me', and likewise I...
  21. Re: The Final Push - cutting down to the bare bones of a small 'signature' collection

    - I own quite a few more than 8, and samples, but am selling everything off. I bought scents to try, and sometimes buying bottles made more sense. However, I am quickly making my way down to under 10...
  22. Re: The Final Push - cutting down to the bare bones of a small 'signature' collection

    Yes, likewise interested to see how they change Beau de Jour - my hopes are they don't take out the amber drydown or do something to beef it up with extra notes. It's fine as it is, doesn't need...
  23. Poll: Re: Chose for me like I'm a child...Only joking - but which is the best 'special occasion' scent?

    To update this, I've gone for Cardinal by Heeley - something a bit different to what I initially thought I wanted!
  24. Re: The Final Push - cutting down to the bare bones of a small 'signature' collection

    Thanks. I've never given GIT more than a cursory try and not sure it will fit for what I'm after, but I appreciate your input.
  25. Re: The Final Push - cutting down to the bare bones of a small 'signature' collection

    I would largely agree yet my fear is it's still a little bit too popular as it stands. Generally I don't smell it in the 'wild' but the thread over in the general section about smelling scents on...
  26. Re: The Final Push - cutting down to the bare bones of a small 'signature' collection

    A fair point. I don't really mind the dullness - which I can see - it's more the cloying and annoying nature of it. This has happened several times and yet I keep going back to it. It just has...
  27. Re: The Final Push - cutting down to the bare bones of a small 'signature' collection

    Definitely, that's what I'm thinking as well. It all hinges on BdJ getting re-released - pretty confident of that happening - and maybe finding something from the latter category that really amazes...
  28. The Final Push - cutting down to the bare bones of a small 'signature' collection

    After more than a few false dawns (or dusks), I had hoped I'd wrapped up my fragrance search, only to get dragged back in for something new, better, different etc.

    I'm glad of that as it's...
  29. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    Again, probably a voice of reason, Brooks. I am maybe being too simplistic here.

    As for hipsters - yes, by and large, that's fair. To translate it to a state of mind, it's simply the idea of...
  30. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    I think this is another great point and well worthy of another branch to discuss as well.

    Without wanting to dominate, I'd say I agree - the 'mainstream' (and which I'd now include social and...
  31. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    I was born very start of the 90s. Grew up loving 'alt rock' and ofc grunge, and to a lesser extent classic rock. Had a band, learnt guitar, believed in rock music, all that...it was a rite of...
  32. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    Yeah that's definitely a clumsy use of words on my part - it definitely shouldn't be 'only'. That should be 'primary' or 'main', instead.

    I'm certain I've had this discussion before - maybe not...
  33. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    I wouldn't buy it on the basis of sandalwood, but it's really good in its own way and - although clearly very much an outdated scent now - has its charms. I've only tried it once, haven't even worn...
  34. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    But things do get left in the past. There are some component parts that are cyclical in all those things mentioned, but focusing on...let's say...music...things get left behind all the time. The...
  35. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    It's fair to say that the vast, vast majority of its popularity is due to its marketing...but not the entirety of it. Look, people will buy Sauvage/1 Million/Invictus/whatever because of the brand...
  36. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    Cannot agree with the idea that Sauvage is popular solely because of the marketing. It will have been focus-grouped to within an inch of its life to be the universal, mass pleasing weirdo that it is....
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I do get that, but 5 or 5 Euros for samples you don't really want - just to 'see' what it's like - adds up. There are so many scents I haven't tried, would never overspend on something like this....
  38. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    I don't believe it's fear. As I said in the linked post a few comments above, it's the influence of women as a customer more than anything else. Call that fear of incurring the wrath or, more likely,...
  39. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    Most women, for starters...:thumbsup:
  40. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    I'll try to find the article, it was surely a few years old. I would say France is probably something of an anomaly in the fragrance buying stakes - not seen as feminine or elitist for men to wear...
  41. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    Precisely. Scent itself is tied in to memory and nostalgia, the posters online - particularly this site - tend to be heavily represented by older men. The reality is time moves on, always on, and I...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Around 2/ml in the UK. That's not what I can 'good' unless you really believe the hype that it's worth anything close to its asking price, or even its discounted price. I wouldn't pay more than a...
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    Re: How is Yves Saint Laurent 24: Santal?

    There we go, 1/6 of the way there...
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    Re: How is Yves Saint Laurent 24: Santal?

    Can't say I've detected suede, myself, but could be. As I said, it is a simplistic scent and I would definitely have avoided blind buying - but as you have, let us know how you get on with it.
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    Re: How is Yves Saint Laurent 24: Santal?

    Sorry, haven't really described it well.

    If you know Gucci Rush for Men, it's basically that, but polished up. Very, very simimlar to Rush - more prominent sandalwood, but there's cedar there, and...
  46. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    That's the one!

    Someone has just made another topic and I'll copy my response from there to here for posterity's sake:

    "I'm absolutely in love with it, it's amazing. My favourite sandalwood and...
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    Re: How is Yves Saint Laurent 24: Santal?

    I'm absolutely in love with it, it's amazing. My favourite sandalwood and even outright 'woody' fragrance to date. I only have a sample I purchased about a fortnight ago, but might be a challenger...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Agree with this, heavily. Massively. Cannot stand it on myself yet when I smell it every month or 6 weeks or so, it's like "ah, ok, I get it" but then don't want to seek it out again or overdo it....
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    Re: What Is The Ultimate Office Scent?

    I believe Beau de Jour is perfect and am looking forward to its re-release by Tom Ford.

    Tom Ford for Men and Vera Wang for Men work well as well, for me.
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    Re: What Is The Ultimate Office Scent?

    Agree that this works quite well. I'd even say you can get away with Joop if you go lightly, even in office based jobs. It's really not the beast it's marketed/described as, and surprisingly...
  51. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    I found Idole to be way too boozy, but I did try the newer formulation.
  52. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    Yet I'm fairly certain I read an article a few years ago that said Eau Sauvage is the best selling fragrance (maybe in France, not sure).
  53. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    Thought I'd add - YSL's 24 Rue de l'Universite (might have butchered the name there, not sure) is absolutely stunning. Might be what I have been looking for but I didn't love the drydown as much as...
  54. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    We've basically had a decade or so or deep nostalgia/retro-ness in the western world. Blame social media and the internet for accellerating how quickly things move on to the point where we're...
  55. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    Tried it out - not bad. Can see how this was popular back in the day. To dated for me as it's older than me for starters, but I enjoyed the reformulated version so I can imagine this was great in the...
  56. Re: Yves Saint Laurent 24 Rue De L'Universite

    This is amazing. Just about the perfect fragrance...except for the ridiculous price...
  57. Re: Not sure how to categorise these 'cologne'-type fragrances and is there anything similar - advic

    Thanks hednic.

    Would you have any recommendations for any thing similar I haven't mentioned? Anything 'better', even?
  58. Re: Not sure how to categorise these 'cologne'-type fragrances and is there anything similar - advic

    Thanks, not really looking for tonka scents though, more those in the realm that Brooks described them, as slightly boozy classic tobacco/spiced/sweet scents. Pure Tonka, for instance, would be way...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    The game is over? Can only assume that means blocked on tinder.

    Tbf I feel slightly bad giving J stick as I still haven't tried Office, but it's just so ridiculous/easy. I bet they both smell...
  60. Not sure how to categorise these 'cologne'-type fragrances and is there anything similar - advice?

    I recently tried Fortitude by Robert Graham and have enjoyed it quite a lot. It feels like it fits in with a number of similar fragrances that were released in the 00s, but with a more modern tonka...
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    Re: Robert Graham Fragrances

    Interesting. I can't say I've detected citrus yet but I agree with your assessment, and have only tried it 3 times now, and it's been a different experience of the opening each time, so I'll look out...
  62. Re: Which is better? Montale full incense,Etro Messe de Minuit or Eau des baux

    James Heeley - Cardinal

    If you're just getting in to incense, enjoy. There's a whole world of pleasure ahead of you.

    Haha, just seen how old this is...nvm...
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    Poll: Re: A dilemma on what to do with fakes...

    Ooooohhhh. Right. Makes sense now.
  64. Re: Help finding a new "Aventus" from another house

    Have you tried Layton, as that's what I thought of?
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    Re: Burberry London reformulated?

    Yeah, I did, but this was before I'd given it a proper wear. Managed to do that over the weekend and I'm not enamoured.
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    Poll: Re: A dilemma on what to do with fakes...

    Thanks for this!

    And thanks to everyone else. I'll probably go with recycling and just accept it's unlikely to actually be recyled.
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    Re: Burberry London reformulated?

    Eesh. Too much hassle for me and I don't like the scent enough anyway.
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    Thank you. A breath of fresh air...
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    Poll: Re: A dilemma on what to do with fakes...

    Yep, that's what I'm leaning towards. Doesn't seem to be the demand/interest in it on hehre.
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    Re: Robert Graham Fragrances

    Good way of putting it, Brooks. I agree with just about everything you've said there.

    The only ones I haven't tried is Baldessarini by Baldessarini but I wasn't much of a fan of the Ambre version....
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    Poll: Re: A dilemma on what to do with fakes...

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    Poll: Re: A dilemma on what to do with fakes...

    No, you seem utterly convinced of your own assessment to the detriment of manners and respect, which is something all too common online.

    Quite clearly I'm also gauging interest in giving it away...
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    Poll: Re: A dilemma on what to do with fakes...

    Yes, this was one of the main reasons for asking, partly to see if the interest might be there. I'll take it to one of the selling threads I think.
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    Poll: Re: A dilemma on what to do with fakes...

    That much is evident. The rest...probably best worth keeping to yourself.
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    Poll: Re: A dilemma on what to do with fakes...

    Nope, but I probably do have some obsessive traits - I don't doubt that many on this site would qualify for some sort of diagnosis when it comes to collecting and buying.

    I do genuinely try and...
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    Poll: Re: A dilemma on what to do with fakes...

    Not for food-safe glass products. It's an Armani Prive so the glass is non-recyclable. I could smash up the plastic and metal part of the atomiser sprayer to try and separate them, but that's about...
  77. Re: Encre noir a l'extreme but better performance?

    2 Man and Gucci Pour Homme are vaguely similar, but the latter is no better in its performance, and the former becomes a sickly vetiver on me in the drydown.

    Try and find an older bottle? I don't...
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    I 100% found it to be too feminine, but then I'm no fan of gourmands. Oajan reminded me of something from my past - like a mix of older womens' perfume and pot pourri...it remined me of someones'...
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    I wish I had the peace of mind that recycling brings, but I studied it far too closely as part of a largely unconnected degree and found it to be the most depressing and misleading industry. In terms...
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    Poll: Re: A dilemma on what to do with fakes...

    Haha - this is where it gets complex. They were drop shipping half the order...honestly the guy was the most stupid fraud I think I've encountered in my life. Based overseas, he decided to advertise...
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    Poll: Re: A dilemma on what to do with fakes...

    As mentioned, the likelihood of it being bought by someone with fraudulent intentions who will sell it on at the cost of the real thing.
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    Re: Robert Graham Fragrances

    Haha, yeah, good way of putting it - one of the reasons I like it is a sense of familiarity.

    Right, why do I like it...hmmm...I like its simplicity? I like that it has a really pleasing tobacco...
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    Poll: A dilemma on what to do with fakes...

    I purchased a fake fragrance a few months ago, and while I received a full refund, I still have the bottle.

    I'm slowly whittling away what I own and the time has come to get rid of it. However,...
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    A fair point - I did mean to add the caveat regarding those who don't like it, but tiredness got the better of me. I can see why some wouldn't like Layton, but I wholeheartedly believe it's the best...
  85. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    Finally got to try a sample of Sartoriale and found it similar to Rush, but really quite cheap smelling overall - and obviously almost laughably poor performance even with a liberal application.
    ...
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    Sampled both Oajan and Carlisle for the first time today. Interesting in their own way, but it has convinced me 100% that - although I can see some merit to their oriental style scents, and there's...
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    Re: Robert Graham Fragrances

    Ok, really quite like this a lot, but not sure it's the one 'exactly'. Would love to hear from anyone else who enjoys Fortitude, and what they've found that's similar/better?
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    It's like a car crash. Morbid curiosity.
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    Re: Does you nose know $$$$$$

    ...which is pretty funny, when you think about why peoplebuy fragrances...!
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    Re: Does you nose know $$$$$$

    If we're talking about judging it on other peoples' skin and in the air then it's practically impossible in my opinion.
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    Can't find a clip of it on YouTube, but Father Jack's candles comes to mind...
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    As for Youtubers...(sorry, I'm dominating this thread, I know)...weren't they all invited to some 'thing' in NY the other week? Saw it on fragrantica homepage, didn't read.

    Whoever wasn't invited...
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    One final note from me...

    I firmly believe Layton is the best release from the house. By far.

    It's the reason I'm sampling their other scents, and I imagine the reason other people do as well....
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    You're definitely right with this.

    The law demands that influencers declare any paid-for #content to be declared an ad.

    There are sneaky ways around this.

    Also, perfume influencers have...
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    Re: Does you nose know $$$$$$

    I can tell the difference between really cheap and something mass marketable - something like a Zara v a Dior or even a Paco Rabanne.

    I can also tell the difference better something more niche and...
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    Definitely/obviously.

    I bought Layton Exclusif (sample) and while waiting, looked up youtube reviews. Let's be honest, they're pretty...bland...at the best of times. No youtuber has told me...
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    Re: Robert Graham Fragrances

    Tried Fortitude tonight.

    Really positive in some senses, but wasn't a massive fan of first the opening, and then the drydown. It was interesting in the heart, but now it's just a powdery tonka...
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    Re: Opinion: What should this guy wear?

    Aventus.
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    Re: Opinion: What should this guy wear?

    I'd say Trumper.

    Something green, or aromatic-spicy, or classical. Hunting, shooting, fishing doesn't lend itself to too much more. Maybe a rich tobacco scent as it's autumn.
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    Also, not sure how I came round to defending PdM - I'm definitely not a massive fan haha! Just the 'hate' seems ridiculous. The shilling (as in the video above) and the garish branding nonsense is...
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