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    Re: Millesime Imperial =????

    I have had both Love & Luck and Unforgiveable. Of the two I much prefer L&L. However after you wear it a couple of times it becomes annoyingly boring and bland.

    I don't like Unforgiveable. It...
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    Re: What do you like but regret buying

    Some interesting replies. There are a few recurring fragrances in the posts that I didn't expect.
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    What do you like but regret buying

    Which fragrances did you buy but looking back, wish you hadn't?

    For me there's two semi-niche fragrances,


    Diptyque Philosykos

    This is a nice, natural fern/fig fragrance however after a...
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    Poll: Re: Body Kouros

    This. One of my favourite scents.
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    Re: If you had to pick one Nasomatto...

    I literally just sampled most of their line 3 hours ago. Here's what I can remember.

    Hindu Grass stank.
    Black Afgano smelled nice and better than I thought.
    Pardon was the best smelling of the...
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    Poll: Re: Prada Amber Vs Midnight In Paris

    Prada Amber in a heartbeat. It smells good to me.

    Midnight in Paris smells like a makeup bag.
  7. Re: If you could pick one scent for from DIPTYQUE - Which one would it be?

    I bought Philosykos about 2 months ago. It's a nice, subtle scent but looking back I wish I had saved the 60 (around $90) to spend on something else.

    I still have like an 85% full bottle that I...
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    Re: Favorite sweet fragrances

    My favourite fragrance is Body Kouros. I love the stuff.

    There's another sweet fragrance called Philosykos by Diptyque. It's a sweet fig fragrance. Man when this stuff dries down it has this...
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    Re: Your skin characteristic?

    For whatever reason I get extremely poor longevity and projection out of fragrances. I use unscented cream to moisturise before I apply a fragrance but it doesn't really help.

    Take A*Men as an...
  10. Re: Unscented Soap/Shampoo options to prevent your frag from getting drowned out.

    Dove soap. Doesn't irritate my skin and it's fragrance is non-existant or neutral.

    Shampoo wise I use whatever's at hand. Most shampoo's that I've got around the house don't really have a...
  11. Poll: Re: Two blind buys. Which one is the safest?

    Can you elaborate a bit on what you dislike about Geir? I'd love to try it but have to rely on other peoples opinions. It sounds like something I'd really like but is quite expensive, 50ml EDP for...
  12. Poll: Re: Two blind buys. Which one is the safest?

    Such as? If you can recommend another fragrance that will meet my requirements, I'm all ears.
  13. Poll: Re: Two blind buys. Which one is the safest?

    Thanks for the advice. I can't find any shop that sells them in London. I've tried. I'll have to order online.
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    Poll: Re: How long does your bottle last?

    You know I feel the same way. I've started to buy smaller bottle sizes because I don't like the idea of wearing just one or two fragrances for too long. I think one year is my limit and then I move...
  15. Poll: Two blind buys. Which one is the safest?

    I've searched for these two so that I could test them but I haven't been able to find them yet. I want to wear one as a spring/summer scent. Which one is the safest blind buy for using as a signature...
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    Re: A Strong Raspberry Note

    +1. This is starting to become more and more popular.
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit 32 Question

    I remember trying this cause I liked the bottle. The first thought that came to my mind was that this is quite rich (in a texture sense, not price wise). Not a summer frag in my opinion. Longevity...
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    Poll: Re: How long does your bottle last?

    The same question to you that I posted for mikesc.
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    Poll: Re: How long does your bottle last?

    Do you actually ever finish a bottle before you bin it or give it away or lose it?
  20. Re: Is Aventus similar to Canali Summer Night?

    You know I kind of like his reviews.

    I mean alot of other, more well known youtube reviewers, have tastes completely different from mine. I watch them and get overwhelmed and 9 times out of 10...
  21. Re: Is Aventus similar to Canali Summer Night?

    I tested this three days ago in one of the Zara stores near me. It has very little in common with Aventus. The pineapple in Zara is extremely, sickingly sweet. Sort of like adding a drop of pineapple...
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    Poll: How long does your bottle last?

    I've never in my life used up a whole bottle of a fragrance. I see people say how some frags are so expensive but in terms of cost per wear (3 spray average) I think they're one of the cheapest...
  23. Re: Is Aventus similar to Canali Summer Night?

    Thanks man. I nearly blind bought this. He did say that they share the leather note but that the Canali one is smoother. He also said that it was the most Creed like fragrance, in the dry down, that...
  24. Is Aventus similar to Canali Summer Night?

    I saw franchizzy1 do a comparison/review of these on youtube and was wondering if others, who have tried them, can see similarities?

    Are they similar in the dry down?
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    Re: Aventus = Philosykos

    Nope. I get a sweet dry down from Aventus. It has the best dry down of any fragrance I have tried and Philosykos is the same.
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    Geir by Geir Ness

    Does anyone know where to buy this from? I'd prefer to buy it from an actual shop.

    It's on Amazon but it's 50 for 50ml. Quite expensive. It's also sold by Perfume Emporium and I know they have a...
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    Re: Aventus = Philosykos

    Double post, see above.
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    Re: Aventus = Philosykos

    I think I should explain my claim/observation.

    I got carried away and said half an hour. It was more like 2 hours maybe. I went for a walk at lunch time and it was extremely hot (around 17 degrees...
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    Re: Nautica Voyage hype

    Opinions so far seem evenly split. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't expecting the heaven an earth but neither was I expecting something that is so offensive. I can't smell anything other than detergent.
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    Aventus = Philosykos

    These two smell almost exactly the same after half an hour. Has anyone else tried them?
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    Re: Nautica Voyage hype

    Eugh...not a fan of that or citrus scents in general.
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    Re: Nautica Voyage hype

    Double post
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    Re: Nautica Voyage hype

    Fair enough but I think we might have smelt completely different fragrances.
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    Re: Nautica Voyage hype

    Yeah. I'm glad that this thread got a few responses as it'll act as a word of warning to others who might be fooled into rushing to buy it.
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    Re: Nautica Voyage hype

    Definitely
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    Re: Any Banana Republic frag fans?

    I remember reading good reviews about one of their fragrances a couple of months back and really wanting to try it but never being able to find it. I am curious about their fragrances.
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    Re: Burberry Touch is Wonderful

    I honestly thought it was a forgettable, boring smell. The bottle design is great though.

    I used a whole 50ml bottle of Love and Luck last summer and I don't see any similarities.
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    Re: Nautica Voyage hype

    Wow. Your review sums it up so perfectly. I have it on my arm right now, that cheap fabric softener detergent smell is all I'm getting. Lucky for me I got this really cheap for 100mls.

    My friend...
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    Nautica Voyage hype

    It's been compared favourably to Chrome and Cool Water, i.e. alot of people prefer it over these two.

    I finally bought it thinking it would be a decent budget scent given how much i like soapy,...
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    Re: UK Fragrance Stores

    Yeah I normally shop at John Lewis, House Of Fraser, Selfridges, Debenhams and Liberty (only 1 that I know of).

    On the high street, besides Boots, The Perfume Shop and Superdrugs we have another...
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    Re: UK Fragrance Stores

    Double post. See below.
  42. Re: SPLITS POLICY REVISION 3/13/2012- please read

    What's the difference between a decant and a split. I mean to split a bottle you have to decant it into lower volumes?
  43. Re: Prada Infusion D'homme possibly discontinuance on the horizon?!?!?!?

    No big loss. It's a nice enough scent but I won't miss it once it's gone.
  44. Re: Is Green Irish Tweed really similar to Cool Water?

    GIT doesn't smell that great and it's definitely not worth that much. Same with Millisime Imperial.
  45. Re: I finally got the chance to try Creed Aventus at Neiman Marcus

    It's a good unique fragrance with good longevity. Of all the Creeds it's the only one I think is actually really worth it.
  46. Re: I've had Terre D'Hermes for three months without any female compliments. Anyone else experience

    In around 10 years of wearing perfumes I have gotten 3 compliments by women. 2 indirectly. Sucks but what can you do?
  47. Re: Least nauseating category of fragrances

    Maybe. A lot of incense containing frags are just too over powering for me.
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    Re: where to buy atomizers

    I bought a small black one from SuperDrugs perfume section. 8.99. Good quality and no need for a funnel. YOu just put the sprayer into the bottom of the atomiser and pump in as much as you like. I...
  49. Re: What's the obsession with citrus frags?

    That's what I was wondering. Do we just take what we're given? Do a lot of people really enjoy the smell of citrus frags or they just have limited options.
  50. Re: What's the obsession with citrus frags?

    It's just irritating when I read/watch a review and it almost always says "starts out with a burst of citrus". Grrrrr....
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    Re: Recommendation for a totally beginner

    If you want to smell like money buy Prada Amber Pour Homme.

    Something that a man in an expensive business suit would wear to a meeting in a tall building owned by Microsoft or Shell or Apple or...
  52. Re: Least nauseating category of fragrances

    I generally agree with you. Citrus frags can "turn" really easily due to heat and sweat.

    Incense frags are sometimes too heavy and you feel like your sticking your crotch in peoples faces.
    ...
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    Re: blind bought B*men hmm..

    I've tested this twice from a tester in the shop. I think it's a good all round fragrance. It's not cloying like most other TM frags but it has good sillage and decent longevity. I think it smells...
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    Re: Cheapie blind buy

    Versace Blur Jeans.

    People hate on it but it's one of those masculine fragrances that you'd expect Indiana Jones might wear. Not sweet though but smells good.
  55. Re: Just finished wathcing BBC's Perfume documentary part 1. Really interesting and entertaining!

    Yeah.

    I watched it. Really interesting. My fav parts were seeing the Hermes perfumer and where he lives and works.

    EDIT: This doc has also put me off buying Niche frags. I realised that a lot...
  56. What's the obsession with citrus frags?

    Why are so many/ the majority of fragrances, especially summer, citrusy? I realise summer = a cold glass of lemonade but come on man.

    Every other fragrance has lemon/orange in it. I don't find it...
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    Re: Something similar to Mugler Cologne?

    Prada for men (Prada Amber pour homme). Smells more expensive in a good way. I really like soapy clean fragrances as well and don't understand why citrus based ones are so popular.
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    Re: Issey Miyake Summer 2011

    hey man. do the 2009/2011 bottles smell the same? The 2011 bottle smells kind of funky to me.
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    Re: Issey Miyake Summer 2011

    Hey man. Have you had a chance to smell the 2011 edition.? Does it smell funny compared to the 2009 version?
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    Re: Gucci Guilty Pour Homme

    i've got a sample of this. Smells okay at best and terrible for longevity.
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    Re: Issey Miyake Summer 2011

    Ah Crap! I just wasted 40 on it yesterday. I guess I'm stuck with it cause I've used it. Man I really feel self-conscious when I wear it.
  62. Re: your TOP summer scents for REAL HOT WEATHER

    Ed Hardy's Love and Luck

    I was on a bus (British double decker). A girl (20ish) comes down the stairs with her friends and says loudly "Someone smells nice!"
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    Re: Issey Miyake Summer 2011

    Do you get a funny smell around the first hour. My gf said it smells like grapefruit but to me it smells a bit like body odour.
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    Issey Miyake Summer 2011

    Those who have smelt it what do you think?

    I kind of like it but it's got a curious smelling note that makes me think it might stink to other people.

    2011 Edition.
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    Re: Candles are banned.

    Thanks for the info guys.
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    Candles are banned.

    I'm living somewhere, where candles are banned.

    I want to use it in the bathroom. Nothing electic.

    Some suggestions would be much appreciated. :laugh:
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    What do I like?

    Joop Jump
    Givenchy Xeryus Rouge
    Versace Blue Jeans
    Prada for Men
    Davidoff Echo
    Davidoff Hot Water
    Hugo Boss

    The above is a list of my fragrances from favourite to least favourite.
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