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    Petrichor / Scent of rain

    Hello,

    Could anyone please recommend a fragrance that smells like the scent after fresh rain fall?

    I'm not even sure if there is such a thing, I searched for petrichor fragrances but found...
  2. Merry Christmas everyone! Looking forward to...

    Merry Christmas everyone! Looking forward to seeing what splits come up for the New Year Matt.
  3. MDCI Invasion Barbare Creed Aventus Andy Tauer...

    MDCI Invasion Barbare
    Creed Aventus
    Andy Tauer L'air Du Desert Marocain
    Xerjoff Mefisto
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
  4. I'll be up for a share of 1861 if you do another...

    I'll be up for a share of 1861 if you do another mate.
  5. Creed "LES ROYALES EXCLUSIVES" Now Available In 30ml

    I just received an email from creed today about their "LES ROYALES EXCLUSIVES" being available in 30ml bottles.

    They're obviously not cheap but are more affordable for those that don't want a...
  6. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    Well you can put me down for a split of both of those already mate!

    Other than that, A Taste of Heaven would be a nice start, I'll go back over my samples and see which others take my fancy.
    ...
  7. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    Some of the By Kilian's would be nice to have a split of too.
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    Invasion Barbare. All round sublime quality.

    Invasion Barbare. All round sublime quality.
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    I bought my sample from Aus Liebe Zum Duft and...

    I bought my sample from Aus Liebe Zum Duft and fortunately a few months later I got in on a spit for it and have never looked back.

    It is the one fragrance that consistently prompts my fiancée to...
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    Invasion Barbare is sublime, it's no contest.

    Invasion Barbare is sublime, it's no contest.
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    Welcome! I'm from the UK and have used The...

    Welcome!

    I'm from the UK and have used The Perfumed Court without any problems - no extra charges etc. Also had no problems with Lucky Scent which are also based in the US.

    The only downside...
  12. Tried to PM you mate but your inbox is currently...

    Tried to PM you mate but your inbox is currently full.
  13. Sticky: Personally I'd like a split of Creed Selection...

    Personally I'd like a split of Creed Selection Verte, Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo, Xerjoff Mefisto and many others! Good to see many other good suggestions here too.
  14. PM sent mate.

    PM sent mate.
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    Received my free sample in the post today... I...

    Received my free sample in the post today... I must say I'm not impressed to be honest. It's okay but far from anything special in my opinion.

    I'm slightly disappointed, I thought it would be...
  16. Thread: Fragrance Expiry

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    If you store the bottles correctly, in their box...

    If you store the bottles correctly, in their box in a dark, cool environment, they will last for many years to come.

    Sunlight is the death of many fine fragrances unfortunately.
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    Help with choosing my one bottle for spring!

    Hi guys,

    Well, after being skint the past few months and now planning a wedding, pay day is fast approaching and I'm tempted to buy one bottle for spring.

    Currently I'm trying to decide between...
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    Easy for me... MDCI Invasion Barbare is one of my...

    Easy for me... MDCI Invasion Barbare is one of my favourite fragrances by a country mile.
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    To me, Xerjoff Kobe smells pretty dirty. I'm...

    To me, Xerjoff Kobe smells pretty dirty. I'm probably in the minority here in because I don't like it, however many love it here and it's probably worth a smell.
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    You will all be very pleased to know that she...

    You will all be very pleased to know that she said yes!

    I went with Invasion Barbare in the end as she's often complimented me on it in the past and I love it myself, it felt the natural choice.
    ...
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    Which fragrance would you wear to propose?

    I'm planning on proposing to my girlfriend tomorrow and was thinking of wearing Invasion Barbare.

    It won't be a big gesture as she's very shy and gets easily embarrassed in public, so I'm planning...
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    Whilst I agree with others that Tom Ford is...

    Whilst I agree with others that Tom Ford is overpriced, that is what the split board is here for!

    Although I must admit I did treat myself to a full bottle of Tobacco Vanille just because I had...
  23. Very pleased to see the other responses here with...

    Very pleased to see the other responses here with some great advice. I'm excited to see which direction you decide to take Irina and I'd be delighted to help out with sampling if I can.

    I'm...
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    I recently received my full bottle after sampling...

    I recently received my full bottle after sampling it last month.

    I loved it at first sniff and then loved it even more on the dry down. Gourmand scents are a personal favourite of mine and whilst...
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    I received a free sample of this with an order...

    I received a free sample of this with an order from ALZD and I must say, my first impressions are very good.

    I've yet to give it a full wearing, but I am certainly happy to give it a chance.
  26. Thread: Xerjoff Kobe.

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    Still, quite the improvement yours then... ;o)

    Still, quite the improvement yours then... ;o)
  27. Thread: Xerjoff Kobe.

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    Hmmm... I don't mind Oud so much, I have a few...

    Hmmm... I don't mind Oud so much, I have a few bottles of the original M7 and M7 Fresh upstairs that I use every now and then.

    To be fair I did test it straight on to my skin and that could well...
  28. Thread: Xerjoff Kobe.

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    I just received a sample of Kobe this week?...

    I just received a sample of Kobe this week? Unfortunately it was a massive disappointment to me.

    There is just something wrong about it, it reminds me of a dirty dish cloth that has been soaked in...
  29. Thread: Unsung Treasures

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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    Had a quick look around and the closest I can find unfortunately is this...
    ...
  30. Personally I have similar tastes as you, I like...

    Personally I have similar tastes as you, I like few leathers/animalic fragrances and it's not something I'd really wear, I can see why you'd struggle.

    I do love gourmands and they seem to be very...
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    Re: Holiday Fragrance - Any citrus recommendations?!

    Well, after the travel company messed up the holiday arrangements, we are actually now off to Egypt on 29th instead! So the weather will be a little warmer.

    Unfortunately I'm still struggling with...
  32. Thread: Best Pineapple?

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    From what I've tested personally, Aventus is by...

    From what I've tested personally, Aventus is by far the best pineapple scent in recent times. It has fantastic quality ingredients with superb projection and longevity - the only downside being batch...
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    So far I've only tried Dia, Jub XXV and Gold. I...

    So far I've only tried Dia, Jub XXV and Gold. I loved the opening of Jub XXV but wasn't too keen on Dia at first. After a few hours of drying down I was drawn more to Dia whilst I was quite shocked...
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    1725 Casanova by Histoire de Parfums.

    1725 Casanova by Histoire de Parfums.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - January 2012

    I just received my full bottle of this...

    http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS5e_lppOIggf-feEpvHptNDWSwDERmLv_LmPe5S__fU_xQw1Lv

    Along with samples of...

    XerJoff - Shooting Stars - Kobe...
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    La Nuit - I absolutely cannot stand A*Men.

    La Nuit - I absolutely cannot stand A*Men.
  37. Sampled this one nearly six months ago after...

    Sampled this one nearly six months ago after reading all the hype and unfortunately, it was a massive let down. I found it completely unimpressive, but that's not to say it's a bad fragrance. I would...
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    Re: The New Spanish Scent That's Good Enough to Eat

    I received my sample of this today and have just been testing it. Now I've only been sampling for six months, but here's my take...

    It opens with a fairly sweet lemon that's not too sharp, but...
  39. To be honest, what I do is just use an...

    To be honest, what I do is just use an antiperspirant that has very little to no fragrance.

    You can find them easily available in most supermarkets, it'll prevent the smell of body odour without...
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    House of Fraser is probably your best bet if you...

    House of Fraser is probably your best bet if you want quality. They may not have everything in store (can you use the voucher online?), but on the website they have a large variety from Annick Goutal...
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    I tried to get a sample from these guys but they...

    I tried to get a sample from these guys but they wouldn't respond to emails or anything. Apparently very good in the store, face to face, but pants online service.
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    TPC has probably the largest range available and...

    TPC has probably the largest range available and I've ordered plenty from them before too.

    However, as it is three different people sending them out, you can usually expect three different...
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    Not sure about any sites offering samples in the...

    Not sure about any sites offering samples in the UK, I've had not luck with some of the big names selling niche online here.

    Personally, the best samples I've received are from Aus Liebe zum Duft....
  44. Thread: Samples Order!!!

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    MDCI Invasion Barbare is absolutely exquisite.

    MDCI Invasion Barbare is absolutely exquisite.
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    Thanks for a the suggestions so far guys! I've...

    Thanks for a the suggestions so far guys! I've heard of some of them, but a lot are new to me and t makes interesting reading!

    I have also been looking at Xerjoff Kobe, would this be something...
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    Holiday Fragrance - Any citrus recommendations?!

    Hi Guys,

    After a recent run of very bad luck, I decided to take my girlfriend on an impromptu All Inclusive holiday to Cyprus in less than two weeks time.

    The problem is, I only recently...
  47. Thread: Pure Distance M

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    To be fair, I doubt much, if anything, is better...

    To be fair, I doubt much, if anything, is better than Invasion Barbare... ;)
  48. I found Rose 31 a bit "meh." However, I'm not the...

    I found Rose 31 a bit "meh." However, I'm not the biggest fan of Rose sometimes.

    Pure Malt is pretty good, but haven't given it much of a wearing. I only own a sample and haven't really given it...
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    Recently bought Tea for Two and Dzongkha in the...

    Recently bought Tea for Two and Dzongkha in the sale, however today I've also bought L'Air Du Desert Marocain.

    Of course I could not resist buying some more samples too, so I've also ordered:
    ...
  50. Certainly not - he tried to scam you. I would...

    Certainly not - he tried to scam you.

    I would claim my money back via Paypal and hold on to his counterfeit goods so he can't con anyone else. I'm not sure he will complain as what he's doing is...
  51. A good start! I'm very intrigued by Ambre...

    A good start! I'm very intrigued by Ambre Précieux myself after learning about it in a thread that was blind testing and pitching fragrances against each other. Ambre Précieux turned out to be the...
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    Five O'Clock Au Gingembre is very nice, but I...

    Five O'Clock Au Gingembre is very nice, but I would highly recommend trying Ambre Sultan. It's definitely one of the very best by Serge Lutens.
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    Kron currently has a new split going on here of...

    Kron currently has a new split going on here of interested: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/291690-New-splits-for-2012!-B-9-Creed-Guerlain-MDCI-M-di-Orio-Puredistance-Tom-Ford-Xerjoff

    His...
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    Re: The New Spanish Scent That's Good Enough to Eat

    This stuff sounds delicious! Highly tempted to blind buy seeing as the price is quite reasonable... :)
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    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille - smell it, love it.

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille - smell it, love it.
  56. It depends on your budget and climate where you...

    It depends on your budget and climate where you live, but as a first safe scent I would suggest...

    YSL La Nuit de L'Homme
    AdG
    Chanel Allure Homme

    However, if you have a little more to spend...
  57. If anyone is actually looking to get some Cool...

    If anyone is actually looking to get some Cool Water, I just thought I'd mention this deal I saw else where...

    200ml for £32, plus 7.5% off with Quidco:...
  58. Personally, I preferred CW. I have tried GIT...

    Personally, I preferred CW.

    I have tried GIT but it just would not settle on my skin properly. Whilst I can appreciate it as a scent, it didn't work for me. One of my friends described it as...
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    Invasion Barbare I find absolutely sublime from...

    Invasion Barbare I find absolutely sublime from start to finish.

    I think that and LDDM are next on my "to buy" list.
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    After receiving some samples recently, it'll be...

    After receiving some samples recently, it'll be Tauer LDDM and/or Invasion Barbare... Both are absolutely stunning fragrances!
  61. Thread: UK Basenoters...

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    It's only fair I mention that my samples finally...

    It's only fair I mention that my samples finally arrived this weekend after being in contact with then earlier in the week. It appears that the first order has suffered at the hands of our awful...
  62. Good question... I think my choice will be...

    Good question... I think my choice will be between the gourmands of Tobacco Vanille, Chergui, Five O'Clock Au Gingembre or Terre D'Hermes...

    Or something different from the food theme of...
  63. This is a good choice, I bought my girlfriend...

    This is a good choice, I bought my girlfriend some for Christmas.

    However, if you are on more of a budget, this Christmas I have bought my sister two 30ml bottles of two different perfumes for...
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    So far, it looks like I'm getting Tobacco...

    So far, it looks like I'm getting Tobacco Vanille, Ambre Sultan, Chergui and Five O'Clock Au Gingembre...
  65. Thread: UK Basenoters...

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    Well... Still yet to receive my samples from Aus...

    Well... Still yet to receive my samples from Aus Liebe zum Duft after placing my order on 13th November. At this rate they're either on a par or even slower than TPC! Have emailed than and they just...
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    Hmmm... Thanks for the reply, I shall email them...

    Hmmm... Thanks for the reply, I shall email them then. I placed an order on the 13th November which was dispatched on the 17th; unfortunately there is still no sign of it. Do you know whether you...
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    Does anyone know how long it takes for Aus Liebe...

    Does anyone know how long it takes for Aus Liebe Zum Duft to ship samples to the UK? My order from The Perfumed Court took about a month for it all to arrive!
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    Poll: Thanks for all the help guys; it has been very...

    Thanks for all the help guys; it has been very interesting to hear what you think. I didn't realise Fille en Aiguilles was so popular on here - other than the two obvious I only ever saw Five O'Clock...
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    Poll: Thanks so far guys! I typically like...

    Thanks so far guys!



    I typically like sweet scents, citrus, fruity or spicy... Currently wearing Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille, Aventus and Terre D'Hermes...

    I'm not particularly keen on over...
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    Poll: Serge Lutens Deal - Which other bottle?!

    Hi All,

    I received an e-mail from Serge Lutens today doing a deal for two bottles... 20EUR off.

    Now My girlfriend bought me Ambre Sultan for Xmas and my mum wants to buy me Chergui...

    So I...
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    This. I'm very glad I ordered a load of...

    This.

    I'm very glad I ordered a load of samples from TPC else I probably would've made a mistake or two...

    As much as I love the thrill of blind buying, there comes a price point where it gets...
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    A*Men Le Labo Vetiver 46 Aramis

    A*Men
    Le Labo Vetiver 46
    Aramis
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    100ml Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille. After...

    100ml Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille.

    After receiving a sample of it earlier this week I love it straight away and just couldn't resist treating myself!
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    Just bought myself a nice big bottle of Tobacco...

    Just bought myself a nice big bottle of Tobacco Vanille, however I think I shall be asking my family for a few others.

    At the moment I'm undecided between LDDM and Ambre Sultan... And I'll decide...
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    Terre D'Hermes Patchouli 24 Tobacco Vanille

    Terre D'Hermes
    Patchouli 24
    Tobacco Vanille
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    I had five samples arrive today and went with Tom...

    I had five samples arrive today and went with Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille and oh my gosh, this is such a delicious fragrance. Definitely one to get for Christmas I think.
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    Decanting Serge Lutens Bell Jars?

    Hi Guys,

    I have ordered a bell jar from SL online but I'm aware I'd need to decant it into some sort of atomizer. Having never done this I'm a bit unsure about the best way to go about it!
    ...
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    Does anyone know how fast they usually ship to...

    Does anyone know how fast they usually ship to the UK?

    I placed an order for eight samples three weeks ago and so far have received two parcels containing just three samples... Perhaps rather...
  79. Thread: UK Basenoters...

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    I usually get stuff direct from source whenever...

    I usually get stuff direct from source whenever available. However, have just started using The Perfumed Court and Aus Liebe zum Duft for samples.

    The samples from TPC are taking a long time to...
  80. Try what hednic suggests, but I'd also try a...

    Try what hednic suggests, but I'd also try a spray or two on your clothing - I'm sat here still smelling Aventus on my hoody that I last wore two weeks ago!
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    Re: Which Serge Lutens for a man?!

    Thanks for all the input guys.

    I do agree that there is a line not to cross unless you wish to make a specific statement, but obviously where that line is depends on your character and skin...
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    Thanks for the reassurance guys! I admittedly...

    Thanks for the reassurance guys! I admittedly still need to work on the mindset that fragrances are gender less!

    I am currently looking up suggestions now and they're looking good options to...
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    Which Serge Lutens for a man?!

    Hi Guys,

    I've been posting recently about sampling lots - I am really enjoying trying out all the new fragrances!

    I was very lucky to sample quite a few Serge Lutens at the weekend and of...
  84. I think Encre Noire is what you're looking for...

    I think Encre Noire is what you're looking for...
  85. Thread: in need of help

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    Actually, give Timbuktu by L'Artisan Parfumeur a...

    Actually, give Timbuktu by L'Artisan Parfumeur a try...
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    Sampling Bonanza Planned....

    Well, I'm fairly new to serious fragrances, but I've loved and enjoyed many designer fragrances for years. Last week I ordered a load of samples from TPC, mainly based from what I've seen on this...
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    Very wet, rainy day here... So I'm currently...

    Very wet, rainy day here... So I'm currently rocking Patchouli 24 by Le Labo.
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    Very well thought out tests and a joy to read....

    Very well thought out tests and a joy to read. Looking forward to the future installments!
  89. Good news indeed! I've tried quite a few of their...

    Good news indeed! I've tried quite a few of their normal range, but have been itching to test a few of their exclusives... Bring it on!
  90. I would suggest you try Le Labo Rose 31, good for...

    I would suggest you try Le Labo Rose 31, good for warmer weather particularly but quite versatile and a very good fragrance.

    I would also highly recommend trying Chanel Allure Homme Sport.
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    Re: Tom Ford TV or Serge Lutens Chergui / Noire

    Excellent! Just about to order a load of samples... This is the list so far... Should I add one more?!


    Serge Lutens Chergui

    Tom Ford Private Blend Tobacco Vanille

    Histoires de Parfums 1740...
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    Re: Tom Ford TV or Serge Lutens Chergui / Noire

    I live in the UK, but I see they do international shipping. This is the first place I've seen that does TV samples - I checked lucky scent & fragrancex earlier. Are Perfumed Court reliable?
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    Re: Tom Ford TV or Serge Lutens Chergui / Noire

    Thank you for all your advice so far guys!

    I agree with there being a certain rush about blind buying, but if sampling was easier I probably would! No where within at least a 2hour drive would be...
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    Tom Ford TV or Serge Lutens Chergui / Noire

    Hi guys,

    Im fairly new to fragrances and I've recently been trying out new scents and reading up on them all. So far after joining Basenotes I have Terre D'Hermes, Creed Aventus and M7.

    I have...
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    Thank you very much for your recommendations!...

    Thank you very much for your recommendations! Today I found a local shop selling Creed so tried out Millesime Imperial, however I found it's longevity very poor which was a shame as I liked the...
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    I've just bought my first bottle of Creed. I...

    I've just bought my first bottle of Creed. I tried most on my skin but the very best was Aventus! So pleased with my purchase!
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    Creed Aventus.

    Creed Aventus.
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    Thanks, I have noticed that Burberry do quite a...

    Thanks, I have noticed that Burberry do quite a range of products these days. I've heard good things about Burberry Weekend, but I haven't tried it out yet. To be honest I've been a little snobbish...
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    Thank you very much! I've never heard of any of...

    Thank you very much! I've never heard of any of those before, but after quickly reading up on them they are fantastic recommendations I'll be checking out.
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    A little advice please!

    Hi Guys,

    I have always been interested in fragrances and attempt to smell good throughout the day.

    I'm 29 and recently I've been more adventurous to try and find a signature scent that isn't...
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