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  1. Re: What was your first fragrance that you bought for yourself that was marketed for women?

    It was either Shalimar or PoaL, I don't remember which came first
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    Re: How many fragrances in your "tried" list?

    247 but it is probably closer to 300 that I have actually worn

    I have no idea what the figure would be if I included sampling on paper
  3. Thread: Smoky and Sweet

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    Re: Smoky and Sweet

    Arso from Profumum
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    Poll: Re: Holy Grail: Make A Choice!!!

    Classic BN suggestion

    For me, the fact that people do notice what I am wearing has created a situation where at lest 3 colleagues of mine are now official 'fume-heads' and I now have more people...
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    Poll: Re: Holy Grail: Make A Choice!!!

    Option 2 - I am very shallow like that
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    Re: What fragrance mesmerize you?

    Black Afghano
  7. Re: Hey guys I'm back after a long hiatus. What is/are the new hip fragrance(s)?

    The new Sauvage is the best scent ever made
  8. Re: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather vs Montale Aoud Leather

    Its not even close to Black Aoud

    For scents that have the same thing going on try Monotheme Leather or Dueto Golden Boy
  9. Re: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather vs Montale Aoud Leather

    It is close but I would go with the Montale
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    Re: Fragrantica's Sauvage page turning really ugly !

    I think people are venting their frustration by saying that it is bad - I think what they are really saying is that they are disappointed
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    I agree, hence the question
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    Re: New Release: Azzaro Pour Homme Intense (2015)

    Will be buying
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    Just out of interest, I kind of share your brief critique of Sauvage and I also bought mine from Boots. Do Boots simply take it back if you don't like it? How does that work? An open and used bottle?...
  14. Thread: Next purchase

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    Re: Next purchase

    Any reason why it has to be one of these three (have you narrowed it down to these?)

    VIW for me

    Cheers
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    Re: Today I bought August 2015

    Sauvage is available from Boots - I picked a bottle up on Saturday
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    Re: Fragrantica's Sauvage page turning really ugly !

    My thoughts from one of the other threads:

    Wearing it now - to keep it brief:

    On card, this smells like Platinum Egoiste
    On skin - cheap, chemical modern opening
    Gets better
    There is a...
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    Wearing it now - to keep it brief:

    On card, this smells like Platinum Egoiste
    On skin - cheap, chemical modern opening
    Gets better
    There is a Pluriel thing going on
    It's sort of ok but I can't...
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    Re: This Just IN - CD Sauvage Hits Retail

    The scent that a number of non-fumeheads at my work are suggesting that it smells like is Platinum Egoiste

    Now it has been around 20 years since I last wore that particular scent but I would agree...
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    Re: This Just IN - CD Sauvage Hits Retail

    I am sat here testing it as we speak after being one of the people that went in and bought it without smelling it

    I only have it sprayed on paper at the moment but I am already hoping that it...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2015

    4108141074410754107641077410784107941080

    Not strictly speaking bought today but all bought this month
  21. Re: FREE Samples of pure, hypnotic Agarwood Oil (oud oil) by Feel Oud.

    That is correct - I is the darkest of the three but I have yet to try that one
  22. Re: FREE Samples of pure, hypnotic Agarwood Oil (oud oil) by Feel Oud.

    For me, II was much lighter than III in fact, II has turned pretty sweet on my skin and almost has a vanilla vibe to it.
  23. Re: FREE Samples of pure, hypnotic Agarwood Oil (oud oil) by Feel Oud.

    Just had a swipe of II

    First thing is a (not unpleasant) chlorine note, a bit like a swimming pool entrance. Also a suedey/leathery note - brighter than III

    Will report back later
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    Re: Blind buyers unite!

    I love a blind buy

    I would estimate that 70% of my collection was a blind buy
  25. Thread: Ex Idolo

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    Re: Ex Idolo

    Roullier White for me
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    Re: Montel most medicinal smell aoud?

    Dark Aoud
  27. Re: FREE Samples of pure, hypnotic Agarwood Oil (oud oil) by Feel Oud.

    Couple of hours in now with number III

    I am starting to realise that my ability to pick notes is sadly lacking

    I do get a liquid fuel kind of note that seems to sit on top of the other notes -...
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    Re: Richard James - Savile Row, anyone else a fan?

    I can not stand Tuberose

    I absolutely love this scent

    This is the first scent that handles Tuberose in a way that doesn't offend me in any way, shape or form. As an added bonus, I have had a...
  29. Re: FREE Samples of pure, hypnotic Agarwood Oil (oud oil) by Feel Oud.

    Just put on a swipe of III - first impressions are of warm rubber. More to follow
  30. Thread: Ex Idolo

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    Re: Ex Idolo

    Ordered my sample last night and have decided to put on Thirty Three today - happy days
  31. Re: FREE Samples of pure, hypnotic Agarwood Oil (oud oil) by Feel Oud.

    Nope - all looks good

    It looks as though the package has been soaked in something and has started to come apart. The Post Office has repackaged it and all appears to be OK but hence the delay
    ...
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    Re: Fragrance Sales Trends - 2015

    I wish more Houses would embrace the smaller size bottles/travel kits. I own a number of scents that are in 10 - 20ml bottles and I find that this is my favoured way of owning them. With a fairly...
  33. Re: FREE Samples of pure, hypnotic Agarwood Oil (oud oil) by Feel Oud.

    Just received mine - the parcel was lost/damaged in the UK postal system and has come bandaged together but appears to be intact

    Thoughts to follow
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    Re: Montale Royal aoud or black

    Have all three - Black is my favourite
  35. Re: mens floral fragrance with good longevity and projections? suggestions please.

    Savile Row from Richard James
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    Re: Industrial Fragrances

    Cobra and the Canary has a tarmac/petroleum kind of thing going on at the top although I think that I may be on my own with this thought
  37. Re: Who else is tired of seeing the black dog when replying to a topic

    Hadn't really bothered me until you brought it up

    Now it frustrates me as I do not see the point of it
  38. Thread: Profumum roma

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    Re: Profumum roma

    I own two - Arso and Acqua Viva

    At the prices they charge, I can assure you that I rate them both
  39. Re: New indie brand Criminal Elements with 6 scents

    Wow, Damian Lewis has really grown his hair out
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    Re: Winter is such a drag when it comes to frags

    Much prefer colder weather when it comes to wearing scents

    Warmer temperatures seem to kill scents on me and in general terms I prefer big hitting, complex and rich scents that work better in the...
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    Re: Rich and manly, yet Harmless and office safe ??

    I am having a run on this type of scent and the moment and would recommend the following

    Rive Gauche
    Savile Row
    Fougere Royale
    Azzaro PH
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    Re: Oud for summer time

    I recently wore Montale Dark Aoud while in Abu Dhabi - worked perfectly well for me (but it is a favourite of mine so I am biased)
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    Re: Recommendations for a very dry vanilla

    Memoirs of a Trespasser should do the trick
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    Re: Getting into Montale Fragrances

    Big fan of the house, personal favourites being

    Dark Aoud
    Red Aoud
    Black Aoud
    Aoud Cuir D'Arabie (give this 10 minutes to get rid of the early barnyard blast)
    Honey Aoud
  45. Poll: Re: Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris vs. Guerlain L'instant

    L'Instant is one of the most disappointing fragrances I have ever come across - had such high hopes for it but was let down badly

    On that basis, I would go with MiP (which I also find pretty...
  46. Thread: Rive Gauche

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    Re: Rive Gauche

    I have only recently found Rive Gauche and must say that it is fast becoming one of my favourites.

    I have the current formulation along with a bottle of the discontinued Intense version. Normally...
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    Re: Best for work/everyday: Dia or Silver?

    Dia on the basis that I think it is simply better than Silver
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    Re: What you recommend to others to smell?

    Savile Row
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    Re: An Oud For Beginners

    As Sawira from Penhaligons is worth a look - really nice oud that doesn't scream like the synthetic oud you have in Black Aoud
  50. Re: Quick! Going out tonight! Amouage Reflection or By Kilian Apple Brandy?!!

    Couple of sprays of Reflection should do the trick
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    Re: Best from Dior Privee Collection?

    The stink that is Leather Oud
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    Re: I can't stop smelling Royal Mayfair

    I thought that i was a big sprayer but that is some heavyweight action right there
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    Re: Montale - Intense Pepper

    I find that Intense Pepper starts off with a realistic blast of pepper (no surprise there) but then after 30 minutes it quite literally turns into Greyland

    I have no issue with the scent as such...
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    Re: Good list of classic men's fragrances?

    Some great ones already mentioned - I try and answer these based on scents that I own rather than have heard about and as such:

    Rive Gauche/Rive Gauche Intense
    Azzaro PH
    Chypre Palatin
    M7...
  55. Re: Which are the most universally pleasant notes or aroma chemicals?

    I would say that Vanilla is a pretty safe bet
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    Re: Multiple compliments for.....

    pleased to hear it
  57. Thread: Ex Idolo

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    Re: Ex Idolo

    I love Thirty-Three

    Interested to try this one
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    Re: Multiple compliments for.....

    Been a looooooong time since I reached for it but this little story has got me dusting off the bottle
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    Multiple compliments for.....

    My wife is a Midwife and while working a night shift last night a discussion amongst the other midwives started that revolved around how nice a gent in one of the rooms smelled

    My wife went into...
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    Re: Fragrance that will make me taller

    I started wearing Fahrenheit when I was 14 years old and was 5ft 5in - I am now taller than that so while not being an expert in this field it would appear that Fahrenheit has actually made me taller
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    Re: Your most worn for July 2015

    49 different scents worn and sampled this month with Rive Gauche coming out on top with 4 wears
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    Re: Richard James - Savile Row, anyone else a fan?

    Morning everyone

    I have just blind bought a bottle of this - potentially a big error as I cant stand Tuberose however, I am on a massive fougere kick at the moment and I am hoping that this could...
  63. Re: Gift for a person whose choice is not known to you.

    Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme Intense question

    I own both and randomly the Intense version doesn't last as long on me as the original

    Both are great though
  65. Thread: Impulse triggers

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    Re: Impulse triggers

    I can answer this with an example

    Yesterday on these boards there was a question asking which is the best out of AdP Oud, one of the by Kilian Ouds and Indonesian Oud. Most posters immediately...
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    Re: Describe your last purchase in two words...

    Azzaro PH - Old School

    (in a good way)
  67. Re: From which sites you order colognes ? Are these sites legit ?

    Does it matter?
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    Re: I would rather wear no fragrance than ...

    Kouros

    My hate for this fragrance stems from a bad experience around 25 years ago - I dare not try it again as what happens if I now like it? *shudder*
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    Poll: Re: help me blind buy: Musk Oud or Aoud Musk???

    If you like both then go with the Montale and save a bit of cash

    (forgot to say, I own the Montale)
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    Re: Scent for stadiums

    Which batch was it?
  71. Re: if you went with 2 houses for life, what 2 would you pick ?

    I would have to take two from the following three (I can't make my mind up)

    Montale
    Amouage
    Malle
  72. Thread: new samples today

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    Re: new samples today

    Big Reflection fan here, glad you like it
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    Re: So How Many of You Have Not Smelled Kouros?

    Last time I got my nose on it was the early 90's
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    Re: By Kilian Recommendations

    Most have been mentioned above but I would throw in Intoxicated - it gets very little love around here but my wife loves it when it wear it

    Only issue with ordering the five samples is the...
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    Re: Describe your last purchase in two words...

    Aventus - ebay fake?
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    Re: Describe your last purchase in two words...

    Rive Gauche Intense - genuinely happy
  77. Re: Read any books you want to wear as a fragrance? Here is one...

    Someone has already done this - one of my favourite books is The Shining and there is a scent called Room 237 from Bruno Fazzolari

    The main note is Vinyl which is a reference to the shower curtain...
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    Re: What fragrance is your best compliment getter?

    Lately, Roses Vanille from Mancera has got me the most compliments which is interesting in that it is not one of my favourites but clearly others like it
  79. Re: fragrances with massive projection and longevity that arent sweet??

    Montale Dark Aoud
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne Black Gold now available online.

    Was looking forward to your thoughts on this Jack - I may have been a bit too hasty in its praise (I do tend to do that with scents)

    I still think that it is really good but, performance isn't...
  81. Thread: Is it worth $255

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    Re: Is it worth $255

    I owned it and sold it - not a bad fragrance but not great in my opinion

    I think that there is a Byredo scent that is pretty similar that may be cheaper - the name escapes me at the moment
  82. Re: Fragrances to buy right 'now' before potential (further) reformulation?

    No idea if it is likely to be changed but I would be disappointed if my SOTD was altered - Black Afgano
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne Black Gold now available online.

    I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do

    Echoing LostboyR, it is not a performance monster but it sort of doesn't matter (and this is from someone who isn't afraid to use 10 sprays of Black Aoud!)
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    Re: Thinking about slowing down...

    I realised that I don't want to be a collector of perfume but I want to be a wearer - because of this realisation I have stopped impulse purchasing like I used to

    On top of this, I am now more...
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne Black Gold now available online.

    I am guessing more than the 20 hours it took to get to me
  86. Re: Now that the dust has settled...strongest of the Creed Aqua line?

    I am not assuming anything - I have tried them all on a number of occasions and as is suggested by most people in this thread they just don't last. If the do last for you then that is great but you...
  87. Re: Now that the dust has settled...strongest of the Creed Aqua line?

    Asking which is the strongest Aqua is a bit like asking which is the tallest dwarf
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne Black Gold now available online.

    Right, very early days as I have only had it on for a couple of hours but these are my initial, brief impressions (I apologise now, I am way behind most on here in terms of picking notes)
    ...
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne Black Gold now available online.

    Well, I am impressed - I ordered the 10ml bottle yesterday afternoon and it has just arrived this morning

    Looking forward to trying this tonight
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    Re: As Sawira Penhaligon's - 2014

    Fragrance is fantastic - while it lasts

    I have a decent sized and varied collection so I think that I can judge projection, longevity etc. pretty well and unfortunately this one just doesn't last....
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    Well, I got a sample pack which contained the following:

    Asea
    Chasing Autumn
    Aegean
    Afire
    Storm
    Rainflower
    Vanille Rose
    Gandhara
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

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    10ml of Black Gold - think it is a great idea selling smaller bottles rather than the 450 which was previously the only option
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne Black Gold now available online.

    I just bought the 10ml for 45 delivered

    Surprises me why more houses do not do this as it makes sense. For me, 10ml is probably more than I will ever need as I have more perfume than any sane...
  94. Re: What do you wear when you want to make a statement

    As others have said, depends on what sort of statement but the following are scents that I wouldnt throw on without thinking about:

    Puredistance M
    Black Aoud
    Black Afghano
    Leather Oud...
  95. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Vintage Rive Gauche Pour Homme - was instantly impressed
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    Re: Names of all the Fragrances in the Photo.....

    Penhaligons Zizonia and I think that Duro is the other Nasomatto
  97. Re: Which Fragrance Won You Over With The Unexpected Dry Down?

    Musc Ravageur
    Black Afghano
    The Cobra and the Canary
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    Re: Gengis Khan - a question about 'vintage'

    Hmmm.... not a big fan of the Bay - maybe that is where I am going wrong
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    Re: Gengis Khan - a question about 'vintage'

    Was it easy enough to get hold of the vintage and if you don't mind me asking, where did you find it?
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    Gengis Khan - a question about 'vintage'

    So having read many positive reviews about this scent, I decided to try and hunt it down.

    What I was surprised to find was that the reformulated version appears to be very easy to get hold of. I...
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