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  1. Re: The 10 Fragrances I Can't Get Out of My Head and Am Totally Obsessed With Right Now OMG!

    I love this idea! For me:

    1. Anything by Keiko Mecheri. I have recently purchased another half a dozen or so of her fragrances (in the older 75ml bottle style, just before she altered them to...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Ermenegildo Zegna Essenze Madras Cardamon. I'm loving it!
  3. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Ermenegildo Zegna Essenze Madras Cardamon.

    This is yet another fantastic fragrance from Zegna's (new EDP) Essenze line; which has now (sadly) replaced the original Essenze EDT line. This is a...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    The original YSL L'Homme. I know this gets bashed a lot on-line for its alleged performance issues, but I've never had a problem with performance. It's such a comforting smell to me. When I wear it...
  5. Re: Dunhill Launches Four Mens Scents in Signature Collection!

    I'm in on all 4! I've been really impressed with Dunhill of late; especially Century (which happens to be my SOTD today). Aside from Icon Racing (which is just OK), I've also really appreciated Icon,...
  6. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    Wow noggs, what a stunning collection and such a pleasure to see. Thanks for sharing :thumbsup:
  7. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    It's a bit hard to put into words but I guess its like a creamy vanilla & slight leather combination with a dusting of mandarin at the top.
  8. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    Absolutely agree Keiko Mecheri is underrated; especially with so many wonderful & varied fragrances. Sedona Blue is a very unique one that I also love.
  9. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    Hi cameron. I’m sorry you feel that way. If posting pictures of my collection has somehow offended you I apologise.

    For the record, I am not an Instagram influencer and I don’t much use social...
  10. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    Yeah it's the body lotion which I use as after shave balm; it works great! :cheesy:
  11. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

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    I have the original in both EDT & EDP together with both Madagascar & Mexique, & Parfum Initial & Parfum Initial L’eau, & my absolute favourite Shalimar Soufflé Intense.
  12. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    My pleasure. I only discovered Keiko Mecheri in the last 2 years or so. Apart from the fine fragrances themselves, I think I'm attracted to her whole design aesthetic. It's hard to pick a favourite...
  13. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    Thanks :thumbsup:
  14. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    Oops, correction - the Kouros Tattoo is far right and the Summer flanker in the frosted bottle is far LEFT! :laugh:
  15. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    Without a doubt my favourite is Kouros Tattoo (far right of my picture). I love it so much I'm on my 3rd full bottle. Alas, I'm afraid it'll be my last as it's so hard to find for sale anywhere these...
  16. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    Yes I do adore my Kouros collection! I took this pic for those of you who also love Kouros 99757
  17. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    Thanks! Some days I swear that I'm never going to add another bottle to the collection, and then something like a new Armani Prive or a new Keiko Mecheri comes along to tempt me to part with my...
  18. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    Along with all the current (or more recent) formulations of DH, DHI, DH Sport, DH Eau, DH Parfum, and DH Cologne, I also have the following:

    1 half empty 50ml original formulation DH
    1 half...
  19. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    Thanks. I've been collecting fragrances since my late teens in the 1980's (my first ever purchase was Kouros:laugh:). I just turned 51, so I've had a long time to accumulate this lot!
  20. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

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  21. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    You're too kind :cheesy:

    I used to have them much more organised, but I'm in the middle of painting & renovations. Hopefully I'll soon have a purpose built area just to display my collection...
  22. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    I have a fairly modest collection at over 600 (mostly) large bottles. They are spread out across the 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms in my apartment and are in a bit of a mess. These photos are missing a...
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    Re: Dunhill Century (2018)

    Anyway, it's good to hear from someone who legitimately enjoys Century. I doubt I'll actually wear it again, but I might sample it again on some paper just because it's so different and I want to get...
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    Re: Dunhill Century (2018)

    Actually it's my scent of the day today.

    This has been on shelves here in Sydney since at least late last year.

    IMO it has nothing to do with any previous Dunhill release; especially not Icon...
  25. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Mugler's Alien Man - fairly ordinary fragrance and not at all what I would have expected. It's certainly pleasant but not very memorable. I think I'll stick with my samples of Alien Eau...
  26. Poll: Re: Your absolute #1 favorite pre-2010 Bvlgari fragrance?

    While I voted for Aqva, Black would have to be a very close second place, with Aqva Marine a close third.

    Although I still own all of these, a few (Blv Notte, Pour Homme & Pour Homme Soir) suffer...
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    Re: Best Bergamote scent ??

    I totally agree. Both of Zegna's bergamot centred fragrances are wonderful.

    I'd also agree with Buzzlepuff's recommendation for Aqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Bergamotto di Calabria.
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    Re: Best YSL L'Homme flanker?

    Hi ziffy321. In my humble opinion these 2 are totally different. The Le Parfum is like a heavy spicy Christmas pudding, whereas that L'Intense is quite a predominant iris combined with the original...
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    Re: Best YSL L'Homme flanker?

    Hi The People's Champ :vrolijk_26: & sorry for the delayed reply.

    I'd describe Frozen as a 'better' version of the original La Nuit de L'Homme. It's much more versatile and can be easily used all...
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    Re: Dior ESP 2017 Performance

    I absolutely agree. I have both versions and now prefer the 2017 for its versatility (I just picked up my 1st back-up bottle of the 2017). Both have equally great performance. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Best YSL L'Homme flanker?

    I actually like and own them all (not including special release bottles like the 'art' collection & Libre Cologne Tonic - which I could sadly never find!); but my absolute top 5 favourites would be:...
  32. Re: Does the color of a fragrance matter to you?The color of the liquid itself.

    As someone with both red/green & blue/yellow colour blindness I have never worried about the colour of the fragrance itself. :laugh:

    I can tell the difference between a light coloured fragrance...
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    Re: Latest Armani Acqua Di Gio Flanker!

    Thanks for the heads up Hednic.

    I actually liked Absolu, but then again I pretty much like all the Armani's :laugh: Once again, Armani can take my money now! :cheesy:
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    Re: Sweet with Patchouli Base

    I agree with Coromandel. I've also found that B Men, Armani Prive Iris Celadon & Zino by Davidoff have what you seek.
  35. Re: Getting beastmode performance from amen flankers

    I agree that Malt, Havane and Tonka are impressive, but Pure Shot/Energy is a skin scent on me after a few hours, and Coffee has always been a fairly weak performer on my skin (compared to the others...
  36. Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    Me too!
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    Re: L' Artisan Parfumeur

    I feel like I came late to the L 'artisan party (only buying my first maybe 10 years ago), but since discovering how wonderful their creations are, I now hold a special place in my wardrobe for...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2019

    Keiko Mecheri's:
    1. Les Zazous
    2. Les Nuits D'Izu
    3. Taormine
    4. Tarifa
    5. Crystal D'Ambre
    6. Iris d'Argent
  39. Re: What are your Top 5 Women’s marketed fragrances suitable for Formal wear?

    Tom Ford Black Orchid EDP
    Tom Ford White Patchouli
    Shalimar (the original EDP or any of the numerous alternate versions, including Sur la Route du Mexique, Sur la route de Madagascar, Souffle...
  40. Re: Deciding today on what to wear if you have a large fragrance wardrobe

    I try not to overthink it! :cheesy:

    I have a fairly large fragrance wardrobe, but because I live in a 2 bedroom apartment, my fragrances are actually spread out across my 2 bathrooms, 2 bedrooms...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2019

    A back-up bottle of Dior Eau Sauvage Partum.
  42. Re: Zegna Madras Cardamom - Latest Essenze Release!

    Although I'm saddened by the discontinuation news of the current Essenze line-up, I'm excited to try this new Madras Cardamom & hopeful that some other new creations may shortly surface.
    I still...
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    Re: Lavender fans alert!

    Thanks for the heads up. I love some good lavender, let's hope they have it here in Sydney.
  44. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Not today, but on Christmas day, Dunhill Century. This is really a delight and I'm so happy that I was gifted this.
  45. Re: Do you care how a fragrance is advertised and promoted?

    As I don't watch commercial television, rarely get to see a movie in a theatre, don't read magazines, and block internet advertising (where possible), I'm not likely to ever see a perfume commercial...
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    Re: Your Christmas Haul

    Dior Eau Sauvage Cologne (LOVE), and Dunhill Icon Racing (like).
  47. Re: Davidoff - Cool Water "The Coolest Edition" 30th Anniversary Limited Edition

    Here in Australia, it's also being sold in our discount chemist shops for under $50 for the 6.7 Oz.

    As I used to collect some of the older cool water flankers (Sea Scent & Sun, Freeze Me, etc) I...
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    Re: What is your #1 Masculine Fragrance?

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme.
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    Re: Frankincense Fever!

    I agree with all those suggested before me, especially Sahara Noir and Epic man. Although it was a limited release, if you can still find it (maybe a decant) try Armani Prive's Sable Fume. An...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Montale Honey Aoud! Aside from it being an absolute powerhouse of a fragrance, it has so many subtle nuances that each time I smell it I find something new and intoxicating about it. This was a blind...
  51. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Amouage Sunshine Man & Montale Honey Oud.
  52. Re: Fahrenheit Le Parfum vs Bentley for men intense

    While respecting your personal view, as someone who has smelled both (and also owns both), you have automatically included me in your statement that "there is no question these fragrances are very...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st August, 2018

    I've also got 2 back-ups!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st August, 2018

    One of my cherished and now sadly discontinued Armani's - Attitude Extreme

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    Re: What are your favorite dry fragrances?

    Apart from a lot of those already mentioned that I agree with, in my collection 2 of my favourite 'dry' fragrances are Armani Prive Oud Royal and Amouage Interlude. When I'm in the mood for a dry...
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    Re: D&G The One GREY (2018)

    Oh and there is no discernible tobacco in this at all.
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    Re: D&G The One GREY (2018)

    It's already on the shelves here in Sydney too at the David Jones Department Store. I gave it a sniff out of curiosity and it didn't really impress me that much. Bland and not very interesting.
  58. Re: mercedes club black? Better the vip line?

    For me these 2 are quite different. The Mercedes Club Black is quite a sweet amber oriental in the same style as Armani Code Profumo (but not actually the same). The Bentley Absolute is a more mature...
  59. Re: mercedes club black? Better the vip line?

    I quite enjoyed those of the VIP line I tried, especially the red oriental one. I do have all 3 of those others you mentioned, and in my experience the Perry Ellis is the worst performer of the 3. It...
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    Re: The top rated Soapy Fragrances?

    Aside from the aforementioned Mugler Cologne, Prada Infusion D'Homme, and Boucheron Pour Homme, one of my all time favourite soapy fragrances has to be Armani Prive Pierre de Lune. It smells like the...
  61. Re: The one note that immediately gets your interest?

    I really can't pick just one, so I've gone for a top 3 (in no order): Jasmine, Leather, and Fig.
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    Re: Leather with dark dried fruits.

    I think that Byredo's Buliion might also suit. It has both a distinct plum note (that comes across as a bit jammy/preserved) and a really nice soft leather/suede accord.
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Done and very happy to have done so. I love basenotes and use the site almost every day.
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    Re: NEW: Givenchy - Gentleman Eau de Parfum !

    Me too. Although it's nothing at all like the original Gentleman, I have been pleasantly surprised at how much I really like the new Givenchy Gentleman. Apart from the aforementioned, I have a few...
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    Re: Armani Prive Bleu Lazuli & Bleu Turqoise

    Thanks. I was very fortunate, as a regular purchaser of the Armani Prive line, when the wonderful Armani rep's in David Jones Sydney store presented me with this beautiful Armani Prive presentation...
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    Re: Armani Prive Bleu Lazuli & Bleu Turqoise

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    Re: Armani Prive Bleu Lazuli & Bleu Turqoise

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    Re: Armani Prive Bleu Lazuli & Bleu Turqoise

    After what felt like an eternity (I know first world problem!) I have finally purchased both Bleu Lazuli & Bleu Turquoise. My first impressions are that it was totally worth the wait. Bleu Turquoise...
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    Re: *NEW* L'Homme Cologne Bleue (2018)

    Just to clarify, when I said this was on the lighter side but not that dissimilar to most of the L'Homme range, it lasts about 5 to 6 hours on my skin. It's obviously in the cologne style (hence the...
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    Re: *NEW* L'Homme Cologne Bleue (2018)

    I finally picked this one up the other day. I agree with hednic that it has a very zesty citric and peppery opening and in that respect it reminds me a lot of L'Homme Sport. The main difference...
  71. Re: Fahrenheit Le Parfum vs Bentley for men intense

    No contest for me; Dior's Fahrenheit Le Parfum for sure. I really don't like the Bentley at all and don't detect any similarity between the two.
  72. Re: What is the oldest bottle in your collection and how is it holding up?

    My two oldest bottles (I think) are:

    1. a large bottle of Davidoff by Davidoff EDT from 1984 that has lost a touch of its original top notes that I remember, but it still packs a huge punch. I was...
  73. Re: If you could only have ONE... What one would you choose?

    There is only one choice for me: Rive Gauche Pour Homme.
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    Re: Tom it's noir de noir vs mfk grand soir

    Me too. I didn't rate the Tom Ford as anything special. I find Grand Soir to be very special.
  75. Re: NEW: Dolce & Gabanna - Light Blue Italian Zest Pour Homme !

    It's a shame because I love frankincense and can usually recognise it immediately. I had hoped for something different from this release but I agree with AntonPan on this; just lemons and the...
  76. Re: NEW: Dolce & Gabanna - Light Blue Italian Zest Pour Homme !

    I absolutely agree. I tested this yesterday on skin and while its nice and lemony, I couldn't detect any noticeable frankincense or much difference to the original Light Blue. I much prefer the Light...
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    Re: NEW: Zegna - Acqua Di Neroli!

    Zegna is a strange one for sure. A few years ago I was invited to attend the release launch party for Zegna Uomo at the flagship store in Sydney (I think I was only invited as I'd spent so much $ on...
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    Re: Armani Prive Bleu Lazuli & Bleu Turqoise

    Thanks hednic, here's hoping :thumbsup:
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    Re: Armani Prive Bleu Lazuli & Bleu Turqoise

    I am almost beside myself with excited anticipation! My lovely Armani Boutique rep's in the David Jones flagship store in Sydney have confirmed that the original launch date was to be early April,...
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    Re: Penhaligon Sartorial

    I think it's classy and also modern; but beware if you don't like the smell of beeswax, you might want to see if you can get a sample first. To me the beeswax note is very strong and is present for...
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    Re: Thoughts on Amouage Beach Hut ?

    Me four. Although I appreciate it for trying something a little different, it really didn't work for me. It was just too 'green' and turned very sour on my skin after about 20 minutes.

    Funnily...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2018

    Bond No. 9: Fire Island, I Love New York for Fathers and Marriage Equality.
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    Re: Penhaligon Sartorial

    I agree 100%. A steam iron is the best description I have heard. Like Diamondflame, I hardly ever notice it myself.
  84. Re: New ZEGNA Essenze... OMANI INCENSE & OTTOMAN ROSE?

    I'm sure I will. Winter is just about to start here in Sydney, but this year the warm weather is staying a lot longer. I'll probably take the plunge on Bourbon Vanilla over the next couple of days.
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    Re: NEW: Zegna - Acqua Di Neroli!

    Hi all, unfortunately the Myer store (at least here in Sydney) did not have the new Aqua Di Neroli. When I asked the SA about it they had no idea what I was talking about. I then went over to David...
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    Re: NEW: Zegna - Acqua Di Neroli!

    It's Sunday afternoon here now so I'll go and check it out first thing on Monday at lunch time. I'll come back and let you all know my first impressions.
  87. Re: Something balsamic and resinous but fruity?

    How about Armani Prive Ambre Eccentrico. It's certainly resinous & has a great plum fruit accord to go with its tonka, patchouli, cinnamon and spicy warm amber.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th April, 2018

    L’Homme Cologne Bleue Yves Saint Laurent for men
  89. Re: New ZEGNA Essenze... OMANI INCENSE & OTTOMAN ROSE?

    I think you've just convinced me to take the plunge on Bourbon Vanilla! :thumbsup:
  90. Re: New ZEGNA Essenze... OMANI INCENSE & OTTOMAN ROSE?

    Correction; apparently the Gold collection did make it to Australia but it must have been after I went ahead and blind bought them. :laugh:
  91. Re: New ZEGNA Essenze... OMANI INCENSE & OTTOMAN ROSE?

    Unfortunately, the Spice collection never made it down under so I'm yet to have had anopportunity to test any of them. :cry: I'd LOVE to try the Bourbon Vanilla, but I may just have to be satisfied...
  92. Poll: Re: Mercedez-Benz Intense vs. Eau de Cartier Concentree?

    I haven't worn the Mercedes in a while but I do recall that it reminded me of a softer mix between Zegna's Uomo and Dior's Aqua Fahrenheit. Don't get me wrong, it's not strictly like either of those...
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    Re: What the hell did Armani do?

    I guess that's one advantage to being considerably colour blind; I never ever consider the colour of a juice in what I think a fragrance might smell like. :laugh:
  94. Poll: Re: Mercedez-Benz Intense vs. Eau de Cartier Concentree?

    I own and enjoy both and agree with Beck that they are very different. As such, it's difficult to answer your question as to which one is better. I don't recall that the Cartier had a distinct violet...
  95. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    You nailed it! Rive Gauche Pour Homme is my all time favourite and I wear it often for nearly all occasions. I forgot that I had Davidoff Relax so I went and found my bottle and I'd forgotten how...
  96. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Nice suggestion. I nearly bought Bergamote Soleil on a whim then remembered that I had several similar fragrances already in my wardrobe.
  97. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    I've never tried Derby, nor for that matter have I ever seen it for sale here in Australia. I must try to find a sample, as the notes seem right up my alley. Nicely picked I suspect :o)
  98. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    I've never tried either of your 'work' suggestions, so I'm going to seek them out for a test. While I have and like Green Irish Tweed, I don't reach for it often enough. Your post has reminded me...
  99. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    One of my all time favourite fragrances. I like to think I'm pretty cheerful; thanks :o)
  100. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    I've never had the pleasure of trying any Mark Birley, so i'll seek out a sample for sure.
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