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    Re: Bvlgari Man in Black - New Release 2014

    About 45 minutes to an hour on my skin....
  2. Re: Which fragrance is best at smelling like a bakery?

    This. The number 1 bakery experience
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    Re: Jo Malone Oud bergamot.. How is it?

    There's no reason a perfume should be weak just because it's a cologne. Several of them from the same house are actually quite powerful and they are also colognes. This one is just badly engineered...
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    Re: Jo Malone Oud bergamot.. How is it?

    It lasts 5 minutes
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Both One Million and this Guerlain have Benzaldehyde in them. It's an aromachemical with a bitter almond smell. It's a bit softer in One Million. It won't be listed as 'almonds' necessarily.
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    Re: Scent you will always have love for.

    This sounds like a nostalgia question so...

    Tabac
    Cacharel
    Caron PuH
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    1 million was the groundbreaking mainstream scent to use almonds and it was a mega seller. Although it doesn't smell exactly the same this is definitely in the same ball park and is obviously...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    I associate almonds with cakes. I just do not want to walk around smelling of cakes and patisseries.

    Again, I find this very similar to One Million, with the traditional Guerlain herbal approach...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Smelled this briefly yesterday. First impression was a more savoury DHI - colder in texture and notes, harder with less sugar. Will return for more testing...
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    Re: Royal Scottish Lavender,

    Reminds me of Jicky, this one.
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    First encounter with it today.

    Massive almond and tonka assault which reminds me very much of One Million... but it has an additional herbal quality one associates with Guerlain. Foody, cakey,...
  12. Re: Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    My mother is the only person who has attempted to ridicule me for wearing perfume...but then she's full of hate for everything and everyone, anyway.
  13. Re: Help! Looking for something similar to Eternity..

    lol. Did you find an alternative or are you a BN sophisticate now :-)
  14. Re: Help! Looking for something similar to Eternity..

    Eternity is one of those cheerfully modern, unabashed synthetics (even though it's been around for an eternity now). It's great. I could compare it to Mugler cologne - another example of a modern,...
  15. Re: Creed price increases have officially landed in the US

    Perhaps they'll redesign the caps to actually fit on the bottles with the extra profits they'll be making?
  16. Re: Help! Looking for something similar to Eternity..

    Slightly off - topic, but I bought a bottle of Eternity recently and it's ultra strong with ballistic projection. It's even stronger than I remembered in the eighties which is quite surprising given...
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    Re: Geo F Trumper, amazingly good!

    I've worn Eucris in the past - lovely stuff. Not impressed with the rest of the range, though.
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    Re: The surreal world of the amateur perfumer

    Rhodri really understood the subject. Very pleased with way this turned out and great to see the lovely portraits of Chris and Fran.
  19. Thread: New Article

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    Re: New Article

    A great article ...featuring several Basenotes stalwarts!
  20. Re: How long do you sample before buying a bottle?

    At least 5 wearings before any purchase. Usually by the third you know if there's something in the scent that's going to annoy you - L'Air du Desert Marocain is a good example; liked it at first then...
  21. Re: What Types Of Fragrances Do You Guys Think We Need More Of?

    More pungent floral combos -pollen-like heavy, oily.

    Nuts and roasted seeds based frags
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    Re: Boss Bottled Night better than expected.

    Not a fan ... But I do like when BNers focus on the occasional high st frag. I love the original Boss Bottled - amazingly well made scent
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    Re: Harrods stopped giving samples

    Are you sure House of Frasier stock Creed?
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    Re: Harrods stopped giving samples

    Are you sure?
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    Re: Change of mind about new Creed line.

    Lavender Aberdeen has a massive Jicky vibe - very similar.
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    Re: allure homme edition blanch

    It also smells like lemon bathroom cleaner to me. It's one of those scents that smells too close, too similar to household domestic cleaners and other products to warrant a purchase...because you...
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    Re: Just sampled: "Bentley for Men"

    Been comparing the EDT and EDP.

    I think I prefer the lighter EDT - it has more of an original vibe than the EDP which seems very traditional, more cedar and woody/incense in comparison. The EDT...
  28. Re: How do you feel about the Ramon Monegal house?

    Massively over-priced fragrances that I don't like. That's my impression of this house.
  29. Re: Why does (allmost) everyone say that Blenheim Bouquet [Penhaligon's] smells "Aristocratic"?

    Branding/packaging/marketing dominate perceptions of fragrances. The smell is almost irrelevant in comparison.
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    Re: What cologne would James Bond wear?

    As has been pointed out numerous times here, he officially he wears Eucris
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    Re: Bvlgari Man in Black - New Release 2014

    There's a lot of 'Black' fragrances about, aren't there? Have the fragrance houses run out of names?
  32. Re: What is the most melancholy fragrance you can think of?

    Obviously there's no such thing as a 'melancholy scent' in the objective sense. People here are choosing the obvious 'themed' melancholy (De Profundis) or incense (church associations) or gloomy...
  33. Re: What is the most melancholy fragrance you can think of?

    Agree. And gloomy. Maybe it's the colour of the bottle and packaging...an overcast grey...?
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    Re: I want "clean" but something distinguished

    https://media-cdn.douglas.pl/303244/900_0/Dior-Fahrenheit-32_Woda_toaletowa.jpg
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    Re: Bvlgari Man in Black - New Release 2014

    Sounds promising. Will try
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    Re: Want to know what Labdanum smells like?

    Cool. Learned something today!
  37. Re: LIDGE new bottle design or manufacturing defect?

    People here are already referring to their 'vintage' bottles...? :D
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    Re: Davidoff The Game 'intense' version

    Debenhams have it half price at the moment, so I got a bottle. :smiley:
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    Re: Fragrance on tall people?

    spray your shoes
  40. Re: Whats the quickest amount of time you returned/sold a fragrance after receiving it and what was

    You can't return fragrances in the UK because you don't like them.
  41. Re: I'm shocked at how close Mugler Cologne resembles Creed's Original Vetiver

    Much prefer the Mugler - more musk, more character, more interesting basenotes and more affordable .
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    Re: Just sampled: "Bentley for Men"

    Tried this for the first time yesterday. Very impressed - boozy, suede, leather, amber, rum thing - very masculine and quite traditional. Not trying to be modern but very well contructed
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    Pass
  44. Re: Fragrance that smells most like household cleaner?

    Yeah, I agree. I love the other Carons.
  45. Re: Fragrance that smells most like household cleaner?

    Caron Yuzu Man - a medley of cleaning products
  46. Re: Fragrance that smells most like household cleaner?

    Agree.
  47. Re: Fragrance that smells most like household cleaner?

    Yeah, I'd agree with this.

    The ultimate example is Bleu Channel which smells like all of them in one bottle.

    Plus

    Geo Trumper, Extract of limes - smells like Gif Bathroom cleaner

    M/Mink -...
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  49. Re: A step beyond Musc Koublai Khan and Kiehls Musk

    I don't think you find much joy. Once you ramp up the civet content the perfume becomes very 'blunt' one dimensional and incredibly boring. One appreciates animalic qualities when they're contrasted...
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    Re: pencil shavings?

    It's a cedar (cederal) and ISO e super combination that produces that pencil shavings smell. And yes, Gucci puh 1 is the ultimate example.
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    Re: A day at the beach

    Enjoy the smell of sea spray and ozone!
  52. Re: old hyped frags which rarely get mentioned now

    Spicebomb
  53. Re: Men's fragrances for sensitive skin? And/or suitable for allergies?

    Any reason you're looking for alcohol free stuff? Alcohol is sterile - it won't hurt you!

    All the 'nasty chemicals' are just just molecules that have passed very stringent regulations; they won't...
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    Re: CK Eternity is Mega powerful

    Yes, at one point in the nineties it did seem omnipresent! It still smells exactly the same to me...
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    Re: CK Eternity is Mega powerful

    Yeah, it has brought back some memories! I can't detect any changes from the way I remember it - that has also pleasantly surprised me.
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    Re: CK Eternity is Mega powerful

    I don't think so. I suppose it's a possibility, but pretty unlikely.
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    CK Eternity is Mega powerful

    Decided on a trip down memory and bought myself a bottle of Eternity. Wow, I'd forgotten how strong this stuff is - it's still mega powerful, huge sillage and projection and smells exactly the same...
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    Re: Boss No.1 is great.

    I still like it and like the bottle design. I used to wear it years ago. Not sure I'd go back to it, though. I still smell it around town regularly.
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    Re: Bvlgari Black

    Yep she had a good nose.

    I have it and love it but can never find a suitable occasion to wear it, somehow.
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    Re: Why is Beyond Paradise for Men so hated?

    http://youtu.be/yzOcvINn8Iw
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    Re: Colognes that smell like..Greece?

    What do you mean 'smells like Greece?'

    Holiday experience...mopeds and grilled meat, for instance?
    Suntan lotion?
    Ouzo?
    Olive groves?

    It's easy to pick a fragrance that 'sounds' Greek like...
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    Re: A*Men and age

    To state the obvious, no you should not. :)
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    Re: A*Men and age

    I don't think so.
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    Re: A*Men and age

    Hahaha!
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    Re: I just bought Kokorico and..

    I wish you test the flanker but it isn't in the shops in the UK...
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    Re: A*Men and age

    Hmmm... maybe 15 - 17 year olds
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    Re: A*Men and age

    No.

    17 - 19 year olds only.
  68. Poll: Re: Guerlian Jicky which is best for a man ? EDT. EDP. PDT or Parfum ?

    Is the parfum the same as EDP?
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    Re: What's the Weirdest Fragrance You Own?

    Fahrenheit 32
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    Re: Astronomical prices

    8 - 30 buy!
    30 - 55 buy and review carefully
    55 - 80 probably buy but test over and over again till sure
    80 - 150 test constantly. Hesitate. Buy maybe once in four years special purchase....
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    Re: Reviews you just "don't get"?

    This is just another thread where people are invited to list perfumes they don't like.
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    Re: Reviews you just "don't get"?

    People can write what they want and like what they like.
  73. Re: Reverse Engineering in perfumery....is it possible?

    Reverse-engineering a classic perfume by nose alone is a standard test for a perfumer when they're learning.
  74. Re: Musky like Kouros - other suggestions in the designer arena?

    You might the Tauers - Desert Morraccan, and Lonestar Memories. Both have a heavy, loaded quality with amber and musk. Different to Kouros but distantly related
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    Re: The rehabilitation of Bleu de Chanel

    http://youtu.be/3M9ncAkKSNM
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    Re: The rehabilitation of Bleu de Chanel

    Unfortunately the perfumer, no matter how talented, is only as good as his/her brief.
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    Re: The rehabilitation of Bleu de Chanel

    I don't share your enthusiasm for it. I'm glad people enjoy it but as far as I'm concerned my nose tells me it still smells like dozens of supermarket shower gels and deodorants all mixed together in...
  78. Re: Fahrenheit 32: lots of unexpected compliments

    Does it smell of menthol, mint, vanilla, pine, vetiver, orange blossom???

    Really difficult to pin this one down...which is part of its charm.
  79. Re: Fahrenheit 32: lots of unexpected compliments

    Point taken about the comments although I admit I'm more attracted to 'thorough mediocrity' than I was before :)
  80. Re: Fahrenheit 32: lots of unexpected compliments

    I admit some people find it strange to have that cool /warm thing going on with one scent but that's what drew me to it.
  81. Fahrenheit 32: lots of unexpected compliments

    Lots of compliments from F32 in the first two days of wearing it.

    I wonder why? My guess is it's one of the most abstract scents out there and therefore many things to many people.

    I love it...
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    Re: Eternity 20 Year Edition .....

    I bought a bottle recently and it's still great, very powerful. Only very slightly soapier perhaps...but still great.
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    Re: Eternity 20 Year Edition .....

    Excellent!
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    Re: Yohji Homme similar to....

    B*men is very similar just a bit more full bodied and slightly less herbal. It has been deleted but you can still find it here and there.
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    Re: Not a British Sterling fan, but

    I'm chortling at the bottle styling. Reminds me of this sort of thing:

    http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/About/General/2009/10/2/1254521015825/The-Bullingdon-Club-001.jpg
  86. Re: First time smelling and comparing Fahrenheit vintage and reformulated.

    I am cheered there are also people here who prefer the modern day version over the vintage. I've had both and slightly prefer today's version.
  87. Re: Enter the Nutmeg: "Cacharel pour Homme", 1981

    http://princessfats.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/homer-drool1.jpg?w=470
  88. Re: Enter the Nutmeg: "Cacharel pour Homme", 1981

    I wish I knew where to get the vintage stuff....
  89. Re: Enter the Nutmeg: "Cacharel pour Homme", 1981

    Yeah, I agree but I've had dozens of bottles of this ever since it came out...and curiously, I'm happy to report the last bottle I bought (2014) is much stronger than previous ones and seems a bit of...
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    Re: Kokorico reformulation

    Wearing it again today. It's lost some of its savoury bite. Last year's bottle was very powerful. I needed a couple of sprays. This year's requires four. To my nose it's lost something which is a big...
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    Re: Kokorico reformulation

    You're making a good point - it is always a good idea to back up your story and avoid contributing to the reformulation paranoia here!

    Erm, I will attempt to track it down but I'm busy trying to...
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    Re: Kokorico reformulation

    There was a story recently about it being toned down. I can't remember where I read it. It does seem less potent, for sure.
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    Re: Kokorico reformulation

    Another hand raised. I much prefer it to LIDGE (or did before in got toned down)
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    Re: Kokorico reformulation

    The opening was always bearable/
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    Kokorico reformulation

    New formulation.

    Weaker.

    Much weaker.

    Why change it?

    Everything in moderation.
  96. Re: Compiled list of so called (old man) scents.

    old GIT
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    Re: Heaviest bottles?

    Gucci pour homme 1

    Surely the heaviest bottle ever...?
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    Re: Aventus and an office environment

    One spray...or something else for the office. Too strong.
  99. Re: why does everyone jump on luca turin's bandwagon?

    Yep I agree with this. The key to his appeal is he has a sense of the culture of perfume and directly relates that to a comprehensive artistic knowledge of the arts... classicism, modernism and...
  100. Poll: Re: If you have to give one up for the rest of your life, which one would it be?

    Never been a fan of the Chanel masculines...
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