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    Re: Welcome our new moderator: Bavard!

    Well my view is that a discussion forum should be a 'free for all'. What a riot that would be :evil:

    Seriously, good luck Bavard :thumbsup:
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    Re: Your favorite warm weather Creed fragrances

    Nice to see you back on the boards :thumbup:
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    Re: Perfumers' favourite creations?

    Oh yeah -- old Roj like to douse himself in it before he ventures to the pub for a few 'swift ones' and some games of pool.
  4. Poll: Re: Men wearing Female Fragrances: What is the big deal?

    It's not an issue for women though imo -- they can wear what they want without feeling self-conscious

    Most old masculines, especially chypres like Pour Monsieur or Stetson smell great on women.
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    Re: Vintage or move to new scents altogether ?

    If you are a 'chypre girl' I suppose 'vintage' would be the best option.

    However some re-issues are not bad at all. The new version of 'Whip' by Le Galion is a good example.
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    Re: Leather scents by Xerjoff

    I happened to be lucky to catch the 'window' when Harrods were selling 'Join The Club 1862'

    It's a rich, resinous, spicy leather and I couldn't resist it
  7. Re: Top niche every beginner should sample (follow up)

    Ok, that's interesting -- I'll look into that, thanks

    It was one of the few bottles I remember finishing
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    Re: Even the model for it couldnl't stand Brut

    are you a cowboy?
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    Re: Perfumers' favourite creations?

    I think it is all he wears

    Roja Dove wears Invictus
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche

    I like it the best of the Allures

    It's a bit 'soap on a rope' though for me
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    Re: Even the model for it couldnl't stand Brut

    Hmmm -- I don't think 'Our Enery' would have worn it in a bout -- what would Ali have thought? Sorry,Cassius Clay as was then
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    Re: Even the model for it couldnl't stand Brut

    Well, former Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the UK, Henry Cooper liked to 'splash it all over'
  13. Re: House of Givenchy - any love for these perfumes?

    Yes, I remember Vetyver and Insense being re-released at the same time in 2013. They were standing side by side in Harvey Nichols and I snapped up both!
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    Re: Rook Perfumes 40% off

    I have always felt a sense of unease with your posts. You appear to be jumping on the fact that you are an emergency doctor to promote your products and promotions for free.

    I feel there is some...
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    Re: Why does DUA get so much hate?

    Oh no -- the shills are rubbing their hands again
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    Re: Your favorite warm weather Creed fragrances

    I only use Aventus, Viking, Royal Oud and Sublime Vanille all year round. My favs are vaulted

    I can cover VIW with Gorse by Laboratory Perfumes but that's perfect for summer. I'd also recommend...
  17. Re: House of Givenchy - any love for these perfumes?

    Yes, Amarige and Ysatis are bold statements for women -- that's for sure

    Imo, you have to go back quite sometime to experience great men's fragrances, notably Monsieur de Givenchy, Givenchy...
  18. Poll: Re: Men wearing Female Fragrances: What is the big deal?

    as long as I am unaware the fragrance is listed as 'feminine' I'm ok
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    Re: Ropion's time paradox

    What a refreshing statement -- GIT gets too much love here for my liking
  20. Re: Top niche every beginner should sample (follow up)

    Now this doesn't get mentioned nearly enough. I thought it had been discontinued -- I hope not.

    I think Luca Turin stated that the thought of a hanging cowhide mixed with orange was very weird
  21. Re: Is Polo Red Intense consider a “fruitchouli” scent?

    +1 ---it's certainly more interesting
  22. Re: Is Polo Red Intense consider a “fruitchouli” scent?

    lots of amber in the base -- little bits of coffee and smokiness

    vast improvement on the original (not difficult).

    It's ok but a bit 'young' for me
  23. Re: Trashy Fragrances Done Well - Appreciation Thread

    I think this is ELdO'S brief in a nutshell -- they have cornered the market

    I agree with OP's Vanilia being 'trashy' but a lovely wear. Maybe Ysatis by Givenchy also?
  24. Re: Top niche every beginner should sample (follow up)

    I can't see Vetivers mentioned anywhere
    Here are three examples of 'niche' versions coming at the note from different angles

    Route du Vetiver - MPG
    Le Vetyver - Lubin
    Sel de Vetiver - The...
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    Re: Roja parfums. Reckless, Fetish or Danger

    Danger is a pretty unimaginative fougere imo -- but I have to admit, I enjoyed wearing it
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    Re: Oud in Hot Humidity Summer possible ?

    I wouldn't fancy it in the conditions you describe
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    Re: What's the EdT you prefer over an EdP?

    always prefer the originals, not the afterthought

    Dior Homme is a classic example -- for me the Parfum is impenetrable and stodgy
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    Re: Best Creed that not Aventus

    2 wonderful vaulted fragrances are my pick

    Orange Spice
    Vetiver 1948
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    Re: your favorite CHEAP fragrance

    Happy For Men - Clinique

    It's fairly cheap and it's great for Summer
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    Re: Versatile office niche scent for under 150$?

    any wriggle room with the price?

    50ml of Aventus -- I've seen £163 -- about $190? The 'cologne' can be got cheaper

    Check out PriceSpy or Idealo websites
  31. Re: Reversals of Judgement: Reappraising your verdicts

    Not normally -- I usually trust my first impressions

    But there are two I can think of which I really like now but initially didn't (as my reviews show)

    Reflection Man and Orange Star
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    Re: Is this Mancera fake?

    Looks legit

    I think it may have suffered some heat exposure in transit though
  33. Re: Anyone else not a fan of beast mode performance?

    VCAPH and Ted Lapidus? That is a tough task

    I test mine out at home first before rendering people unconscious
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    Re: thoughts on current bulgari black

    haven't seen it in stores for years now

    a very brave fragrance in vintage form
  35. Re: Warm weather fragrances that are NOT citrus based?

    Le Vetyver - Lubin

    Apart from the opening, it has very little citrus in the base. It has a fresh, soapy, woody feel with hints of tobacco.
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    Re: Best mens floral fragrance?

    Muscs Koublai Khan

    Dilmun

    Rose Of No Mans Land
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    Re: Just curious- EX NIHILO

    This --- although 352 was very nice unlike Viper Green which I didn't like at all

    I spent a little time in a concession they have at Harrods -- I think they create customised fragrances also (the...
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    Re: Suggestions for a good 'Suede' fragrance?

    Maybe Fuel For Men by Donna Karan -- the re-issue is lovingly made and it's a fine fragrance that may suit
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    Re: Suggestions for a good 'Suede' fragrance?

    Oh -- came here to give Daim Blond a shout

    It's not my favourite as it is a bit too sweet for me but many do like it here
  40. Re: Guerlain Jicky is Disgusting, Horrible and Vile, OMG

    Now why do I dislike Jicky but really love Citrus Paradisi by Czech & Speake, which has a base of Oakmoss, Civet and Ambergris and is described by one reviewer on here as 'terrifying'

    its gotta be...
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    Re: Creed Pure White Cologne Should i get it ?

    use 50ml then put 200ml on Ebay for $300
  42. Re: Guerlain Jicky is Disgusting, Horrible and Vile, OMG

    It's one of those reverential, precious fragrances that are almost beyond criticism.

    Well it may have smelt different originally but now I get a distinct aroma of a noxious loo that has just been...
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    Re: Looking for a new experience

    Shocking isn't it. 'Shy' would be a huge understatement.

    I suggest checking out DS & Durga's range of fragrances
  44. Thread: Tom Ford Extreme

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    Re: Tom Ford Extreme

    41% positive out of nearly 100 reviews and some of the thumbs up are half hearted. That is pretty low.

    I think coming out of his 'stable' made it worse -- it was lazy and the longevity was very...
  45. Thread: Tom Ford Extreme

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    Re: Tom Ford Extreme

    Talk about a flanker outshining the original. TFE has to be the best example imo.

    The original was dire --he's discontinued the wrong one.
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    Re: Your Top Feminine Fragrances since 2000?

    Anglomania by Vivienne Westwood (try EBay)

    Mother Nature's Naughty Daughters - 4160 Tuesdays. Gorgeous feminine of rose, fruit and resins.
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    Re: Summer Green Citrus?

    Cactus Garden - Louis Vuitton
  48. Re: The Greatest Review of the Greatest Fragrance of All Time?

    Hmm -- some varied responses which are a bit confusing

    I'm not quite sure what this thread is asking ? -- my previous comments were just about Habit Rouge
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    Re: the drydowns - which do you enjoy the most?

    +1 -- 100%

    I shall never forget on an evening out many years ago and the drydown of the vintage Santal Noble was just all around me -- like a beautiful cloak
  50. Re: The Greatest Review of the Greatest Fragrance of All Time?

    I love the EDT -- my review is just a measly couple of lines though.

    That unique accord of powdery orange and sweet myrrh gets me every time

    Rumours were strong that something changed with it...
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    Re: Perfect notes ..but

    My advice is to just take no notice of note pyramids and never buy on that basis alone
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    Re: Is Bleu de Chanel Parfum a Dud?

    I'd get BOY instead
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    Re: The Best Fragrance Of All Time

    preferably at the same time
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    Re: Creed Aventus fake?

    I'm not trying to be clever after the event, but that shrink-wrapping looks terrible - as though some air has got in.

    Even on 'bargain bin' fragrances, the cellophane is a tight fit.
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    Re: Mitsouko vs Original Miss Dior

    For me, adding that fruity aspect makes Mitsouko an old woman's fragrance

    Without it, it would be like Chanel Pour Monsieur
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    Re: Xerjoff 30 ml bottles

    I've never seen them in 'bricks and mortar' outlets

    It's a great idea though
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    Re: Other frags similar to Beach Hut?

    I got hints of 'Viking' while wearing it -- I think it must be the mint accord

    Apart from that, nothing I have tried smells quite like it.
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    Re: Post Count Has Frozen

    Ha Ha -- it could be. You have 3 sixes in your count. You need to post something quick!



    It's not important at all - no extra benefits. I just happened to notice that mine and a lot of other...
  59. Re: Being "repellent": Confessions of reactions to Castoreum,animalic musk,cumin, powerhouses, civet

    You're right. It never bothers anyone as far as I know.

    I think more adverse reactions are found when wearing, smoky, ashy, burnt, tar like or strong incense type fragrances
  60. Re: Hard time to understand what I like or dislike in a fragrance

    In big stores I usually say to the SA - Vulva, marijuana and bacon

    They usually leave me the f..k alone then
  61. Re: Being "repellent": Confessions of reactions to Castoreum,animalic musk,cumin, powerhouses, civet

    The most extreme reaction I have ever had was while wearing Interlude in a bank queue - a woman wafting her hand in front of her nose, squinting her eyes, etc.

    I don't think Interlude contains any...
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    Re: Post Count Has Frozen

    My count is moving up again --- I feel I need to keep everyone informed

    This, probably the most boring thread ever, is pushing 5500 hits. Hey fellas, I'm not crowdfunding :laugh:
  63. Re: gentlemen, have you ever noticed a scent on another guy what you thought was fantastic but felt

    you gotta be careful though haven't you?

    I mean I don't want to be bracing some Tony Soprano type dude about his fragrance do I?
  64. Re: Dior Dune Pour Homme vs Diptyque Philosykos EDT and EDP

    For me, I rate Dune very highly and the fig is nicely blended. I have always found Philosykos a bit too 'raw' -- it sort of bludgeons wearers with it's fig.

    One, I really also like is the Extreme...
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    Re: Escentric molecules are you a fan??

    well the hype around these was that they were meant to release pheromones into the air - for both sexes. A load of 'cobblers'.

    The thing is - they just don't project or last -- for me anyway....
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    Re: Bulgari Man Flanker Thread

    one of the 'aquas' did - I didn't write it very well
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    Re: Bulgari Man Flanker Thread

    I'm not really an 'aqua' person and the PH line, I just find a bit too 'safe'. I remember one of them smelling exactly like 'Light Blue' and thought, that's just not good enough.
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    Re: Bulgari Man Flanker Thread

    They should stick to jewellery.

    Apart from Black and Man in Black, the others that I could be bothered to try, seemed very pedestrian to me.
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    Re: The relation between scents and hormones

    When women ovulate, many become more flirtatious and their cheeks redden so maybe not so 'subconsciously'

    Anyway, I'm going to watch some football
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    Re: Just Jack perfumes - Tom Ford clones

    I don't care for 'em either.

    It's not important that you are cheating those around you (they won't know) -- but you are cheating yourself.

    Apart from the savings you make (which is fair...
  71. Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute is Gorgeous. Why is there such a controversy?

    Being a fragrance from Gucci, it's quite an achievement as their range is a pretty boring, generic one imo. So that could appear as controversial I suppose.

    I'd still rather wear 'niche' offerings...
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    Re: Other freshies with Creed-like refinement?

    I have a soft spot for Bond's Montauk (now called Andy Warhol Montauk for some reason).

    I think as far as 'freshies' go, it works very well and makes good use of a rare tangy blueberry note.
  73. Poll: Re: Your Favourite Etat Libre d'Orange Out Of These...?

    I actually can't pick a favourite because, apart from Charogne (yuck), I like them all.

    Four of them though, in my view, are quite feminine and I would find it hard to wear them in public.
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    Re: In Praise of Low-Budget Artistry

    Bogart Pour Homme --- packs a punch, is sort of sleazy and raunchy and is as cheap as chips. It's almost perfect in my eyes.
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    Re: The relation between scents and hormones

    I think smell changes are more prevalent in the animal kingdom.

    Men are supposed to detect certain signs of ovulation on a subconscious level.
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    Re: In need of some assistance....

    30? New corporate job? No problem with 4-6 if that suits you, but can't help feeling you should maybe venture into 'niche' a bit more. Impress your new buddies!
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    Re: Ads in the middle of posts?

    Yes - very irritating and distracting.

    If every basenoter sent Grant £10 maybe the site wouldn't need any ads at all?
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    Re: A life altering experience with Habit Rouge EDC

    Yes, when I first tested Aventus in the week it was launched. I went to Harvey Nichols after work and put the blotter to my nose and 'whoosh', the smell went right to the back of my head and I...
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    Re: A niche for my fathers b-day?

    You mentioned Pierre Guilliaume so I suggest the gorgeous blissed out Intrigant Patchouli 08 ----he'll love you forever
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    Re: CARON LE 3e HOMME Vintage vs Current

    I think Caron's masculines were pretty much spared the terrible reformulations that the feminine line suffered

    I have worn The Third Man off and on for years and the current version seems pretty...
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies

    I started a similar thread in 2014 if you are interested in some other spotted fragrances and some great photos
    ...
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    Re: what are you wearing during the pandemic?

    can't even be bothered with them
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    Re: Some advice on looking younger

    baseball cap
  84. Re: Has Caron "YATAGAN" recently been RE-formulated ?

    I think it is pretty commonly accepted that the majority of Caron's woman's line has been drastically reformulated, I am not sure why this wouldn't have been applied to the men's line also although...
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    Re: Free perfume with tinned spam? Why not....?!

    what a weird connection to make. I am sure the pictured couple really loved Spam!
  86. Re: Prove me wrong: 80s designer fragrances were often the quality of today's niche scents

    It was the decade that men's fragrances really took off so it became very competitive-- what with all the yuppies new money sloshing about. Think 'American Psycho'
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    Re: Why nobody talks about Annick Goutal anymore?

    Lutens is a very polarizing House imo -- you don't find many people saying they are just ok and they are not the sort of House to use 'shills' to begin threads.

    I think they do ok here. Most...
  88. Re: GQ`s astrology guide to perfume. It`s all in the stars.....

    what a fine piece of journalism
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    Re: Why nobody talks about Annick Goutal anymore?

    For me, Diptyque are a good house. I find their fragrances a little one-dimensional though and a few would serve better as room sprays.

    Annick Goutal has had a major overhaul and a lot of their...
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    Re: Greatest lime scent ever made?

    Sweet Lime & Cedar by Jo Malone deserves a mention imo -- I loved that when it was around

    Probably find it on Ebay now
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    Re: A Macho Man: Notes that Exude Masculinity

    ''Thank you and goodnight -- I'm here all week and available for children's parties and weddings''
  92. Re: Which male fragrances do women really, really hate?

    Eh?? I lost my cherry wearing this

    (Hmm, maybe the £50 helped?) :laugh:
  93. Re: Value of, unique Crown Perfumery, Mitcham Lavender Bouquet bottle, required

    That looks to be a very rare item. I have no idea though what it's worth.

    Sotheby's must have an expert in glass and vintage bottles. Ebay would be risky but it might give you a rough idea of...
  94. Re: Has Caron "YATAGAN" recently been RE-formulated ?

    I tested it about 6 months ago and I thought it had been emasculated then and made more user friendly but the general opinion here (apart from1 basenoter) was that it was still the same.
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    Re: Post Count Has Frozen

    No, I survived that culling first time around, Cook,bot. but it may have happened this time. My post count went up by two on Friday 7th and then froze again.

    It may be nothing and not connected...
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    Re: Post Count Has Frozen

    Spoke too soon -- it's frozen again :thumbdown:

    I'm not bumping btw
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    Re: Post Count Has Frozen

    It's started to increase now

    Thanks very much :beer:
  98. Re: John Varvatos Files for Bankruptcy - tiime to buy???

    Sorry, slight diversion

    I think a John Varvatos store is in the space that CBGB's music venue used to inhabit
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    Re: creed aventus ... is it worth it?

    I think anybody who is remotely interested in fragrances should try Aventus even if it means buying blind

    I mean, you must be intrigued by all the fuss surrounding it?
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    Post Count Has Frozen

    I don't know if this has affected anybody else but my post count has frozen on 13,181 for at least two weeks - it may be for months, I haven't checked

    It's trivial, I know but it would be nice if...
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