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    Re: Aventus -- cheapest website to buy real Aventus???

    Nose (website now noseparis.com) are fine - I've bought plenty from them.
  2. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    If you're after value for money you can't go far wrong with Les Senteurs Gourmandes. Their scents are generally about €18 - €25 per 100ml (depending on line) but some at least smell much more...
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    Dunno Palm...... I'd agree Aventus Cologne, while being a perfectly acceptable fragrance in its own right, is utterly pointless in light of its big brother. Viking though - I prefer it over Aventus...
  4. Re: Rive Gauche La Collection (the square bottle) Discontinued???

    Yeah there was a thread about this recently and the general feeling was that it is being discontinued in the US only, but not in other territories. I reckon this is wrong, and it's gone everywhere....
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    Nerdy technical note, but I see Aventus Cologne doesn't list Citral as an ingredient. It is in the 'original' Aventus and those with the ear to the ground will know a worldwide shortage of Citral led...
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

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    Aventus Cologne........woot!

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    Decanting done.......I'm guessing this is the world's first Aventus Cologne Split!

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    Poll: Re: Poll: Most Complex Amouage Fragrance For Men

    Myths definitely - unfortunately while it may be complex, it's not exactly nice.
  8. Re: Please tell me friends what you think about this Creed Aventus tester?

    100% fake. That packaging and batch code are well known as fakes. I almost guarantee you the bottle has a different batch code too - a 2016 one IIRC. Creed testers don't come with caps either.
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    Re: Your Favorite Neroli Fragrances?

    Penhaglions Castile is an absolute belter.
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    Poll: Re: Reflection Man vs Myths Man - Amouage

    Did you not do this thread a few weeks ago?!
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    Yeah, Nose have confirmed June 1st release for the fragrance. Having said that, there is no guarantee they (or other third party retailers) will have it on release or even for some time after. I...
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    Re: Best rose fragrances for men?

    Got the whole collection now!

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    Or Encens pick of the crop. Noir Ambre (the most unicorn-y of the group) is good but I must revisit. Noir Argent opens quite designer-y, but eventually...
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    Re: Aventus Cologne is great!

    Very strange........

    The US Creed Boutique image above implies it's unisex (ForHimForHerForAll).

    The blurb from Essenza Nobile above (presumably copied directly from Creed) says it "presents a...
  14. Re: Montblanc EXPLORER. Finally a designer’s clone of Aventus

    Emperor's new clothes waffle. I've split ~25 litres of Aventus and I think Explorer is a very good clone.
  15. Re: Something like Bergamote 22 but with nuclear performance?

    Excellent!
  16. Re: Something like Bergamote 22 but with nuclear performance?

    Haven't tried the Le Labo, but if you want all day bergamot, it's hard to look past Atelier Cologne's Bergamote Soleil.
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    Poll: Re: Amouage Reflection Man vs Myths Man

    As noted above, they're not very comparable. Reflection is just about Amouage's most accessible scent - I don't particularly fancy it, but it is an easy wear. The same could not be said about Myths,...
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    Re: Best rose fragrances for men?

    I saw it on your splits thread and, TBH, took little notice - despite being quite the fan of Issey Miyake back when I first got into fragrances 20 - 25 years ago, I guess I considered myself 'better'...
  19. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend 250ml/8.5oz Decanters - 2 questions

    I just empty the decanter into a glass jug and bottle from there using a graduated cylinder - but I'm doing 25/50ml splits so the juice ain't hanging around. eBay: I'd be VERY reluctant!
  20. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend 250ml/8.5oz Decanters - 2 questions

    Best price I'm seeing at the moment for a 250ml decanter of Oud Wood Intense is ~£453 (€526) at CosmeticExpress Germany using code deal_16 which is a pretty decent price (it's £515 in UK retailers).
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    Re: Best rose fragrances for men?

    I *detest* rose in men's fragrances.....until I got Issey Miyake's Or Encens recently (hat tip to Palmolive). Well, stone the crows, it's a rose frag that I actually like!
  22. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend 250ml/8.5oz Decanters - 2 questions

    Where to buy:
    UK:
    World Duty Free. They sell a limited selection of decanters at around the £315 - £320 mark (up approx £30 on last year). It may be worth flying somewhere to pick one or more up!...
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    Re: Green fragrance for hot weather

    Atelier Cologne - Trefle Pur.
  24. Re: Montblanc EXPLORER. Finally a designer’s clone of Aventus

    Got a sample today. Honestly, it's much closer to Aventus than I expected. I very much doubt I could tell them apart on someone else.
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    Re: The Official Amouage Fragrance Thread

    What a pile of crap. Genuine Amouage is available at heavy discount in loads of places - guess the company are getting stick about this and are trying to cover their butts.
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    Re: Nose.fr Discount Codes

    I don't recall ever seeing a code for Nose unfortunately.
  27. Re: Creed Silver Mountain Water - Whats the Jury on this ?

    Not for me - it just seems ti kinda smell of.....nothing really.
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    Re: Amouage Myths Man - better than Interlude Man?

    I think that, formidable as it may be, Interlude is a lot more accessible (in relative terms anyway) than Myths. The drydown of Myths is nice, but the opening is VERY tough - and lasts for a number...
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    Re: Aventus -- cheapest website to buy real Aventus???

    Thought they didn't ship Creed to the States though?!
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    Re: Nose.fr - Incenza - Idealo.de - HOW?

    My understanding has always been that, to use a vulgarity, no-one gives a shit about Creed in France - so they need to sell their wares cheaper there. The fact that they are - nominally at least - a...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Is it just me, or is there a squeeze on availability of 500ml Aventus flacons again - at least in France? Possibly another price rise too - I see Elysees Parfums have out their flacon price up (but...
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    Re: Tendances Parfums

    I've bought from them a couple of times. All good, no problem!
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    Re: Montale Paris HELP real or fake ?

    Looks OK to me. I have found it very difficult to unscrew the tops on occasion, but they always come off eventually.
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    Re: Atelier Cologne Latest Release - Pacific Lime!

    Cheers hednic!
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    Re: Atelier Cologne Latest Release - Pacific Lime!

    Ah OK! I thought you had it already! I'm strangle excited about this one too...............have a soft spot for Atelier.
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    Re: Atelier Cologne Latest Release - Pacific Lime!

    Any reports on this hednic? Was planning on buying a bottle of the awesome Bergamote Soleil soon, but this new release has given me pause.....
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    Re: Any tips on how to break a flacon?

    I have an Aventus flacon with ~20ml left that I can't open. Worried about forcing it too much as they are rather more delicate than Tom Ford decanters. I'd use as much force as possible on TF...
  38. Re: Tom Ford Fucking Fabolous.. whats do you guys think?

    Quite unusual for a fragrance, and not the crowd pleasing sweet bomb I was expecting from the name. Having said that, it's just not particularly good - strange aniseed / hand cream smell. However,...
  39. Re: If I love CdG Avignon very much, then which one should I try next?

    Even step it up to their extrait - Eau Sacree. I'd also suggest Cire Trudon - Mortel; church incense given a little extra 'fizz' - outstanding.
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    Re: Mancera Cedrat Boise weird juice

    Notino UK
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    Re: Mancera Cedrat Boise weird juice

    I've seen similar, although not as bad, in Cedrat Boise previously. Creed are another level though - some are positively filthy!
  42. Re: Creed Original Santal vs Bois Du Portugal for a young guy?

    Swimming against the tide here but I think BdP is 'younger' than OS as it's a lot fresher.
  43. Re: Controversial opinion, but is anyone else sick to death of smelling Aventus everywhere they go?

    I don't live in London but do visit frequently - TBH, I don't recall ever smelling it there?! I'm over there again week after next - will have to have my nostrils at the ready!
  44. Re: Ever lost an Ebay auction then see the fragrance listed on a decant site?

    I'm very surprised that a legit 'big' seller would buy fragrances on eBay, where there is always a chance of fakes / tampered with etc. That's not an accusation I'm levelling at the posters here, and...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Just got a flacon of Viking batch 18B01. Has this been seen before or brand new?
  46. Thread: best incense

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    Re: best incense

    Very!
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    Re: What's Your Go-To "Dumb Reach" Fragrance?

    Viking and Terre d'Hermes. And on a budget, Lynx / Axe Tobacco and Amber. As much as I like Aventus, I don't really think it's an easy dumb reach - it's a bit 'loud' for some environments I think.
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    Re: NEW: Amouage Beach Hut

    Y'know what......I think Beach Hut is amazing, and amazingly underrated, but there is definitely some truth in labeling it unrelenting - it just keeps on going!
  49. Re: Tom Ford just one fragrance, which would you own?

    I like plenty from this house but if had to choose just one it would be......Noir Anthracite. Incredibly daring for the Signature line, this dark, dank, beast is pure niche.
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    Re: A leather scent that is just that?

    +1.

    Cheap as chips in the UK too.
  51. Re: Great scent that nobody apart from you seems to know about?

    Atelier Cologne - Poivre Electrique.
    A 'bad boy' very different from most of Atelier's stuff, it's woody and very peppery. Gorgeous, yet rarely mentioned.....

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd August, 2018

    Frederic Malle - Monsieur. Went a bit heavy on the trigger.....whoops.

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    Re: Boutique Parfums INCENZA - experience

    Price is up big time for the flacons though!
  54. Thread: best incense

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    Re: best incense

    Eau Sacree is 'better' than Cardinal - but not by much. They are very similar (and as 'churchy' as you get), but the performance of ES is much better.
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    Re: Any Viking Clones?

    In my experience (doing splits), I've been getting a lot of very positive feedback about Viking in recent months - general feeling is that's it's more versatile than its big brother, and I have to...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 15th June, 2018

    Penhaglion's - Opus 1870. Fantastic stuff!

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    Re: Tom Ford Noir or Noir Anthracite

    Harsh was probably the wrong word to use, as it implies you were trashing it, which you weren't - I should have said I don't find it quite as abrasive as you did initially, albeit it's definitely not...
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir or Noir Anthracite

    While I wouldn't be as harsh in my description, Anthracite is very much a niche smelling frag - blew me away when I smelled it first. It's something I'd have expected more from Amouage, than the TF...
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    Re: 35% off mens items at INCENZA

    Seems like it's the usual Incenza 35% off sale.................i.e. not a sale! As far as I can see, the 35% is off far from 'toute la boutique', and even where the prices are discounted, this is...
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir or Noir Anthracite

    Anthracite for me, but they are very different scents.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th June, 2018

    Dior - Dune pour Homme. Its grassy goodness doesn't get half enough love IMHO.

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    Re: Boutique Parfums INCENZA - experience

    I've been refunded after contacting them by email.
  63. Re: Atelier Cologne - one of the best values in sample sets is cutting back

    That's a pity. It's a recent change too - I checked their site within the last couple of months and the full set was still there.


    Bottle prices have definitely gone up (about 10%), at least in...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Pull out the stopper! Having said that though, some Creed flacon stoppers can be incredibly tight - although that's better than too loose!

    On the subject of Viking: just split a flacon of it last...
  65. Re: Advice needed on wearing La Yuqawam as an office fragrance

    La Yuqawam is near as makes no difference identical to Tuscan Leather, perhaps even slightly stronger (I own both). I love it and wear it to the office. Would I wear it in front of patients if I were...
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    Re: Tom ford decanters. Is there evaporation

    From a sealed bottle? Doubtful - those lids are jammed in very tight!
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    Re: The Official Amouage Fragrance Thread

    Beach Hut is fantastic. It's impossible to have it confirmed, but the general feeling re 'Made in UK' and 'Made in Oman' is that both are the exact same juice (produced in Oman), but the 'UK juice'...
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    Re: Boutique Parfums INCENZA - experience

    Dropped Nose a line yesterday and they say they have no idea when they'll get Aventus flacons in again.

    Bois du Portugal seems to be a different issue - not even Creed themselves have it!
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    Re: Layering on top of TF's Tuscan Leather...

    Just two blasts of each, all in different locations (i.e. not directly on top of each other).
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    Re: Boutique Parfums INCENZA - experience

    I'm waiting for two Aventus flacons and a Bois du Portugal flacon since January - have got nada. As far as I can see, none of the French retailers now have Aventus flacons - I got the last one at...
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    Re: Boutique Parfums INCENZA - experience

    Yes, this is what I said earlier in the thread - they changed their product display pages a few months ago such that it's not immediately obvious if an item is temporarily out of stock - you have to...
  72. Re: In case you did not know, ClaireV won an award!

    Well done Claire.
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    Re: Layering on top of TF's Tuscan Leather...

    I find it goes really well with Tobacco Vanille.
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    Re: Has Bois Du Portugal recently been Vaulted?

    There is definitely some issue with BdP availability. I've waiting for a flacon (paid for) since January to no avail. While spray bottles may be available, flacons are completely gone worldwide as...
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    Re: Thoughts on Amouage Beach Hut ?

    Honestly, it's one of the best new scents I've come across in the last six months. Top notch green-y goodness. Great performance too.
  76. Re: Potential supply issues for Aventus, increase in price for France

    Anyone heard any more updates on this?
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    Re: Boutique Parfums INCENZA - experience

    What did you actually order? I know they, and others, are being screwed around by Creed currently - I'm waiting for Aventus from them since January!
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    Re: Boutique Parfums INCENZA - experience

    You sure? They changed their listings in the last few months so that items which are currently out of stock, but which are expected back soon, may appear at first glance to be in stock - you need to...
  79. Re: Do you plan out your week, next day fragrance or pick at random in the moment?

    Night before. See what I'm doing in work the next day, and check the weather forecast, and pick accordingly.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 22nd March, 2018

    Tom Ford - Noir: Anthracite. This stuff rocks!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th March, 2018

    Hermes - Bel Ami Vetiver.

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    Re: Favourite Green fragrances?

    Amouage - Beach Hut. It doesn't get much greener than this!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th March, 2018

    Amouage - Beach Hut. Fantastic fresh green juice.

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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I go through a lot of flacons (splits) - Aventus has a lot of sediment in almost all cases. Lots of Creeds do in fact - Royal Princess Oud is positively filthy!
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    Re: NEW: Amouage Beach Hut

    Really like this one - so green! Must agree that the Beach Hut name is misguided - was it someone here suggested 'Secret Garden'? Much more appropriate I think.
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    Re: Any Notino (UK) discount codes?

    Notino UK codes seem to be rare unfortunately! However, you can get cashback of up to 6.3% (currently) at Topcashback.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th January, 2018

    Histoires de Parfums - Ambre 22.

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th November, 2017

    Diptyque - 34 Boulevard Saint Germain.

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th November, 2017

    Cold, clear day here today......time to break out the Blue Beast! Went with three sprays.......whoops!

    Amouage Interlude Man.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th October, 2017

    Histoire de Parfums - Ambre 114.

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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th October, 2017

    Rasasi - La Yuqawam.

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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    That's my kitchen counter! I do splits in Europe; I'm starting to ship that lot today. If my presumptions are correct, it was the world's first Viking split!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 28th September, 2017

    Creed - Viking.

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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    LOL, I think I just cornered the world Viking market! Is the first sighting of flacons in the wild?

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    All split up.......

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th September, 2017

    Tom Ford - Tuscan Leather.

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    Re: Any good fragrance shops in the Dublin area?

    Parfumarija would be me first stop - small, but a huge range of niche stuff.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th September, 2017

    Diptyque - 34 Boulevard Saint Germain.

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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd September, 2017

    Tom Ford Noir Extreme. Very sweet, but light enough not to be cloying.

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st September, 2017

    Histoires de Parfums - 1725 Casanova. Really liking this!

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th September, 2017

    MFK - APOM Homme.

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