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    Re: Have you ever been cologne shamed?

    Yes, exactly this.
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    Re: Melbourne to Gold Coast

    In your checked in luggage, is fine. Do not leave it in your carry on luggage.
  3. Re: What's your opinion on Creed Spice and Wood?

    Great fragrance. Average projection and longevity on me.
    If paying full price, then it is over-priced. I was fortunate enough to get the large bottle at a super discounted price.
  4. Re: Is there a way to determine if M7 Oud Absolu is the black bottle version just from the box?

    Haven't seen what the new boxes look like, but this is my black bottle box.
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    Re: Alternaitves to Frapin L'Humaniste

    In Melbourne, L'Humaniste is available at Men's Biz in the Royal Arcade. Myer Melbourne had stock last time I was in there too.
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    Re: 3 New from axe

    Yes, Tobacco Amber is best. Here in Australia, it is sold under the Lynx brand, and is called Cacao and Amber. They decided not to use the word tobacco because of the negativity associated with it.
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  7. Re: I am so annoyed! Got fake Creed Erolfa from ebay!

    Welcome to Basenotes!
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    Re: Bargains for Australians!

    If your going to Chemist Warehouse, have a test spritz of the new Oscar de la Renta Gentleman (looks like a domino). It's not bad.
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    Re: Auto Company Fragrances

    Yes. Very true.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Parfum

    The best of the Fahrenheit range. Not boring at all.
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    Re: Au coeur du desert v/s LADDM ?

    ^Very good review.
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    Re: Au coeur du desert v/s LADDM ?

    I have both. Love them both.
    When I first tested the au Coeur, I thought it was the same as LADDM, but it is not. I find it to be a deeper, darker scent. Better suited to a colder day, where as I...
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    Re: My plan for the rest of this year.

    My collection has built up over the last few years. I bought them at the time because I liked them....and I still do, but since buying them, I found fragrances that I like more than others. The ones...
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    Re: My plan for the rest of this year.

    Ok......change of plans.......30 fragrances. I went to the wine fridge (where I store them), with a box and plucked out my favorites without counting them. Just counted them now and there were 30.
    ...
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    My plan for the rest of this year.

    Currently, I am bordering on 300 bottles in my collection. I have struggled to keep the number of bottles down.
    So....I have pulled out my 20 favorites, and locked away the rest. I am going to try...
  16. Re: Is L`Air du Desert Marocain still unique???

    Very unique. Great IMHO.
    Not sure how many versions there are, but mine is the EDT Intense version. Love it.
  17. Re: Please suggest some decent black/pink pepper scents

    Black Pepper & Sandalwood by Acca Kappa is worth a look.
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Here goes.....

    http://i1311.photobucket.com/albums/s668/John_e_buoy/IMG_0359%201_zps0muzksag.jpg
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    Re: Tabac Rouge and Replica Jazz Club

    Have both, but I do not smell any similarities.
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    Re: Best musk colgone for men

    Lorenzo Villoresi Musk
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    Re: Looking for a leather fragrance

    Not all cars with leather upholstery smell the same. A new Benz smells different to a new Kia with leather interior......
    Many of the fragrances suggested, I have not tried......but I have 2...
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    Re: Vintage Dunhill Edition

    I have 2 older bottles of Edition and 1 current Edition. The current is made in USA. The 2 older ones are made in France.

    My oldest bottle, I purchased approx. 20 years ago, and a back up bottle...
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    Re: Creed - spices and woods

    I got lucky.......here is my story that I posted in another section of Basenotes......
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    Re: Creed - spices and woods

    ...........Just buy a full bottle.
  25. Re: Who here has tried the new Montecristo fragrances?

    I just received samples today.
    After a quick test, the Montecristo and the Montecristo Noir are winners for me.
    The Montecristo reminds me of Costume Nationals Homme, and the Noir reminds me of...
  26. Re: If I didn't like Bentley Intense.. what are the odds I will like regular "For Men"?

    I have both, and love them both. If you don't like the Intense, then you should give the Men a miss.
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    Re: Designer Ouds: M7 Oud Absolu, Versace Oud Noir or Ferrari Essence Oud?

    M7.
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    Re: Dealing with a big collection

    It is a Sunday night ritual for me......
    Every Sunday night I pull out 10 fragrances to choose from for the next week. Usually at least 5 of them are fragrances that I have not worn for a long time.
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    Re: The Pepperest?

    Black Pepper & Sandalwood by Acca Kappa
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    Don't you love it when....

    Don't you love it when you rediscover a fragrance?
    I was going through my Sunday night ritual of going through my collection, and picking out 10 fragrances to choose from for the upcoming week. As I...
  31. Re: anyone try this fragrance? Tobacco Absolute Eau de Toilette by Molton Brown

    Readily available in the large department stores down here.
    I have it, and like it. The projection and longevity on this one is very good.
    Once you get past the citrus in the opening, it reminds me...
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    Re: Season or weather?

    Weather and mood for me. Having said that, Every Sunday night I go to the collection and choose 6 or 7 fragrances for the next week based on the 7 day weather forecast. Then I only have a small...
  33. Re: 4 Bottles for the Rest of Your Life - 1 Per Season

    Really tough question.......
    My selection of 4 is not necessarily the 4 fragrances that I like the most. They are, IMHO, the best versatile fragrances that could be worn for a whole season, not just...
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    Re: This is Him by Zadig & Voltaire

    I am keen to try this too. It has just appeared in Australian stores. I hope to test it tomorrow.
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    Re: From Bryan Ferry's Studio

    Yeah....I am leaning toward Gph 1 also.

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  36. Re: Compagnia Delle Indie...........since 1598

    Creed's parent company????
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    Re: Creed prices

    Well......what a great day today was......
    After a sleepless night, I decided to bite the bullet and pay the $899 for the 250ml bottle, as this was probably my last chance to own a bottle at the old...
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    Creed prices

    I have been waiting for the smaller bottles of Spice and Wood to be released in Australia, as I couldn't justify the $899 for the 250ml bottles. I spotted the new 75ml bottles in David Jones today,...
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    Re: How do you store your vintage fragrances?

    In a wine fridge.
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    Re: Is this Vintage Dunhill Edition?

    Pretty sure it is vintage.
    The modern versions do not have a dot above the i in Dunhill, and it is made in the USA.

    Some pics here:...
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    Re: Chanel Cuir de Russie vs Amouage Epic man

    Mmmm - leather. I recently received a vintage bottle of Kölnisch Juchten by Farina. Very nice. It is not over powering or too strong.
    Worth a try if you can get your hands on it.
  42. Re: Imagine if catastrophe struck & you had to start over with your wardrobe. Where would you start

    Thought provoking topic........

    I would probably buy 3-5 fragrances I like, and then move onto a new hobby.

    Bentley for Men Intense
    Creed Royal Oud
    Vintage Dunhill Edition or Montegrappa...
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    Re: Dunhill Edition- Experts Thoughts?

    Going to bring this topic back to life......

    I have 2 older bottles of Edition and 1 current Edition. The current is made in USA. The 2 older ones are made in France.
    In all the discussions, I...
  44. Re: Upcoming Fragrance Shop: What Are the Most Popular Men's Fragrances?

    Aqua Velva, Cuba Gold, Mandom, Jovan Musk, Sex Panther, Pino and Aventus.
  45. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute BACK IN STOCK!!!

    Have to agree......It is a nice scent, and I do like it.......but the longevity and silage is average.
  46. Re: A friend of mine wears Donald Trump The Fragrance

    I wouldn't tell anyone if I had Donald Trump spray on my face.....
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    Re: NEW : VCA Midnight in New York

    http://www.fragrantica.com/news/Van-Cleef-Arpels-In-New-York-8068.html
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    Re: Penhaligon for summer

    Blenheim Bouquet
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Today, it was Acca Kappa Black Pepper and Sandalwood for me.
  50. Re: Who here has tried the new Montecristo fragrances?

    I don't think they are available yet.....
    http://www.millecentum.com/
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    Re: Lynx/Axe have done an Oud!

    Yep, I think the marketing people thought it was best not to use the word "tobacco'.......as it is a bad word here now.
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    Re: Lynx/Axe have done an Oud!

    Go to Chemist Warehouse......In Australia it is not called Tobacco Amber.......It is marketed as Cacao Amber. They are the same thing.
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    Re: Decant Bottle Question

    Montale
    Comptoir Sud Pacifique
    Diesel Zero Plus
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    Re: CH Men Prive vs Bentley for Men Intense

    Bentley Intense, by far.
  55. Re: Need Help Identifying Possible Fake of Tom Ford Black Orchid!

    Mine was bought at a big department store here in Melbourne, in person.
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes Replacements

    Give Byblos in Black a try....A cheap alternative.
  57. Re: Need Help Identifying Possible Fake of Tom Ford Black Orchid!

    Looks legit, except the white box. Mine came in the gold box. The bottom of my bottle looks the same as yours.

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=50222&stc=1
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir - EDT or EDP?

    I own both. I prefer the edt.
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    Re: Frau Tonis Parfum - Check It Out !

    I was in Harry Lehmann's store today. I was quite impressed. I had not heard of the store before today. I just happened to walk past.....
    I bought the Habanera and the Russisch Juchten. Both are...
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    Re: Lalique advice needed

    I too like HR and Heritage. I mistakenly purchased the EDP Lalique. In the store, the tester was the EDT, and I liked it, but the bottles on sale were the EDP. I didn't realise this at the time. I...
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    Re: Can never smell myself

    I only spray on the back of my neck now.......and I can smell my fragrance throughout the day.
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    Re: Lynx/Axe Tobacco and Amber body spray

    After doing some googling, I think the Cacao & Amber and Tobacco & Amber are the same thing.
    Possible the word Tobacco wouldn't be a good marketing strategy here in Australia.
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    Re: Lynx/Axe Tobacco and Amber body spray

    Haven't found the Tobacco & Amber yet. The Lynx site doesnt list it either.

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=49385&stc=1
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    Re: Rasasi La Yuqawam Pour Homme

    Are you sure you have the Pour Homme, and not the Tobacco Blaze?
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    Re: Dries Van Noten par Frederic Malle

    From my full bottle. ;-)

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=49384&stc=1
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    Re: Dries Van Noten par Frederic Malle

    I just re-read your post. I think I am correct in saying that you do not own a bottle or a decant......Where did you test this?
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    Re: Dries Van Noten par Frederic Malle

    Me, I like it from start to finish. I don't get the lemon/citrus blast in the opening.
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    Re: Dunhill Icon Vs Dunhill Icon Absolute

    I have both, and enjoy both. Neither of them is better than the other in my opinion, and they are not similar, IMHO.
    The original reminds me of a weaker version of Terre d'Hermes, while absolute...
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    Re: Dunhill Icon Absolute

    It has hit the shelves in the department stores here in Australia. I like it.
    Reminds me of Versace Oud Noir.
  70. Re: How often do you wear the same scent more than one or two days in a row, and which scents?

    I do it when I purchase a new fragrance.....I usually wear them 3 days in a row. Usually to get a full understanding of the fragrance.
  71. Re: frags with the silliest backstories (creed excluded)

    Don't know about the backstory.....but the advertising for Mandom has to be one of the silliest....
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEqA84R0lYU
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Code is etched on the bottom, right, back of bottle.
    The Made in France sticker is on the bottom of the bottle. Clear sticker with white font.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    OK.....you tell me......does this look like a sticker?
    Purchased from Myer here in Melbourne when it was released. For the OS members, Myer is a large department store. They do not sell fakes.
    ...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Etched onto the bottle. Code - 4T02. Purchased not long after it was released.
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    Re: A masculine Le Labo for spring/summer

    Vetyver 46
  76. Re: 10 gallons of urine found in ‘perfume factory’

    The oversprayers will be giving themselves a golden shower........
  77. Re: What temperature do you store your fragrances at?

    18 degrees Celsius (65 Fahrenheit)
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    Montegrappa

    I have been a fan of Nerouno for sometime now. For those that are fans of Dunhill Edition, you will like this also. It is nearly identical, but performs better IMHO.
    The notes are:

    Top - Italian...
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    Re: Man in Black or Bentley Intense ?

    Bentley, without a doubt.
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    Re: New fragrance: Bentley Infinite Rush

    I am not expecting much from this one. Having such a low expectation from this one, will avoid any disappointment.....The Infinite line from Bentley is a dud IMHO.
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    Re: Atelier online. Is this normal?

    Down here the current deal is buy any 100ml bottle, and choose any 30ml for free. I bought the Pomelo Paradise in the 100ml and the Vanilla Incensee in the 30ml.
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    Re: David Jones & Myer - Boxing Day

    Not much to mention on sale......nothing niche or exclusive anyway.
  83. Re: Where to buy Armani Prive Re-fills - Ship to Australia?

    Are they re-fillable? wasn't aware of that.
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    Re: How do you display your collection?

    Thank you. I have it set at 18 degrees Celsius.
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    Re: How do you display your collection?

    You obviously have no idea what a wine fridge is.
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    Re: Issey Miyake - What is must have?

    To my nose, the Parfum is a darker more enjoyable scent. It does not have the traditional Issey Miyake dna that the other flankers have.
    Spray any of the other IM flankers, and you can tell it is an...
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    Re: How do you display your collection?

    Mine were all over the place too until recently. They are now kept in a wine fridge.

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=43963&stc=1
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    Re: Issey Miyake - What is must have?

    L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Noir Absolu is my favorite from Issey.
    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=43941&stc=1
    I also like the new Nuit d'Issey Parfum....
  89. Re: Where can i sample the Armani Prive line in Melbourne??

    Myer - City and Chadstone have them.
    DJ's - City, Chadstone, Doncaster.

    I think Highpoint has them too....not 100% on that though.
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    Re: Similar to Lalique White

    Have you tried Penhaligon's Opus 1870?

    Not identical, but similar, IMHO.
  91. Re: Bud Light's classic Mr. Way-Too-Much-Cologne-Wearer commercial

    Hahaha....Gold!
  92. Poll: Re: On average, how many sprays do you usually use?

    1-2 sprays on the back of my neck.
  93. Re: Anyone getting olfactory fatigue from sauvage?

    Do they call you Cologne Guy at work?
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    Re: Ajmal perfumes

    Only have one....Amber Wood.
    I am impressed with this one.
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    Re: Mercedes Le Parfum

    .....
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense EDT and EDP?

    :grin:
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    Re: What to wear when online shopping?

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=41266&stc=1
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    Re: Bvlgari Au The Noir -- anyone tried it?

    Haven't seen it on the shelves yet. I am looking forward to trying it.
    The Blue is already available here.
  99. Re: Has Anyone Had A Fragrance Go Bad On Them Overnight OR In A Very Short Period Of Time ?

    I have only ever had 1 bottle go bad on me. That was in my early days of gathering fragrances.
    It was Declaration by Cartier. It was kept in a bright bathroom.
  100. Re: Winter is such a drag when it comes to frags

    In Melbourne myself....I look forward to winter. I usually get bored in the middle of summer.......Citrus gets tiring after a while.
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