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    Re: Phaedon Tabac Rouge thoughts

    Lovely stuff.
  2. Re: Do You Prefer A Certain Bottle Size oz’s?

    50ml usually.
  3. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    :tekst-toppie:
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    Re: Explain your icon

    Mine is a picture of a bowler hat light. I thought the light coming from inside it represents quite well the intelligence and almost other-worldlyness of Jeeves, the inspiration for my Basenotes...
  5. Re: Actually asked to wash a perfume off - it was that offensive to others

    Oh, gosh. I’m sorry you had to experience that. It is not as though you sprayed with abandon and thought ‘to hell with my work colleagues’, so I wouldn’t feel bad.

    There was a thread on here a few...
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    Yeah, I like this house. I think by and large his scents do what they set out to do well. It’s probably for this reason it’s never bothered me that they can often be linear. I’ve always particularly...
  7. Re: Went in to smell one thing but left loving something else

    Love Noir Extreme. Cool weather scent for me, though.
  8. Re: Super popular super hyped releases that you haven't tried?

    Too many to mention. I’m not in the habit of ordering samples and I go shopping less frequently these days. Two biggies that spring to mind however are LADDM and Rive Gauche (even though the latter...
  9. Re: can someone please explain Habit Rouge to me?

    Referring to the EdT here, I do love it but yes, I can certainly see how it can be a challenge to wear. It is so far removed from much of what we have associated with ‘men’s’ fragrance for so long....
  10. Re: Natural smelling mediterranean fragrance?

    Zegna Acqua di Bergamotto would do the trick nicely. Very natural smelling and one of my favourites. It’s light and won’t project much but it is very good:

    “An early evening breeze carries the...
  11. Re: Expensive Perfumes aren't worth it - people prefer cheaper scents.

    Interesting study which does provide caveat, to be fair. A typically misleading Daily Mail headline, though. I didn’t get that finding from the study.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Thank you :smiley: Great buy on the Mousse Illuminée. That one sounds like a fantastic fragrance.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    That’s a great price. Hope you enjoy it. I love this one.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Cheers, N.CAL. Had a quick spray and I’m getting quite a lot of leather in the base from it on my skin. Like this one a lot, yeah :)
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    105260

    My Noir Anthracite arrived today.
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    Re: Your most worn June 2019

    Four-way tie:




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    Colonia Assoluta by Acqua di Parma
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  17. Re: Best purchase you made in last 6 months?

    Vétiver by L.T. Piver.

    Best purchase because it’s one heck of a beautiful fragrance and cost me about £18 for a 100ml bottle.
  18. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Noir Anthracite.
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    Re: L'Homme Ideal Cologne

    Always had decent performance from this one.
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    Re: Stand up to humidity

    From your wardrobe Habit Rouge would probably last through the humidity but it may be a bit heavy to wear in warmer weather...
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    Re: acqua di parma suggestion

    104365
  22. Poll: Re: Silly Poll Time: Bleu de Chanel EdT/EdP/Parfum vs. Egoiste

    Egoiste
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    Re: acqua di parma suggestion

    103979

    Still available on UK site.
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    Re: acqua di parma suggestion

    It seems to be on there now.
  25. Re: If Fragrance Was Priced For Everyone - A Hypothetical

    I’d like it. I could walk into Asda (owned by Walmart) and pick up some loo roll and a loaf of bread with my Creed.

    (The sight of a box of Creed shuffling down a checkout conveyor belt does seem a...
  26. Re: Roja Creation-E smells like coca cola

    Agree; I get Coca-Cola from it. More so in the opening, though.
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    Re: Minimalist Masterpieces

    APOM pour homme
    Eau Sauvage Parfum
    Eau de L’Occitan
  28. Re: BBC article - The remarkable scent memory of perfumers

    Thank you! A nice read.
  29. Re: Caron's Le 3eme Homme (The Third Man) is one of the best things i've smelled in a long time

    I think I’m going to have to order me some..
  30. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Molton Brown - Geranium Nefertum

    This is nice. Contrasts of fresh, green sharpness and creaminess. There’s a big ol’ fig in this fragrance. It contrasts nicely with the minty geranium and the...
  31. Re: Caron's Le 3eme Homme (The Third Man) is one of the best things i've smelled in a long time

    That’s really useful, thanks. I recall a couple of those, yes. Freshness and creaminess sounds right up my street. And I love lavender and the more ‘traditional’ of compositions.
  32. Re: Caron's Le 3eme Homme (The Third Man) is one of the best things i've smelled in a long time

    Thanks, freewheeling’. That’s good to know!
  33. Re: Caron's Le 3eme Homme (The Third Man) is one of the best things i've smelled in a long time

    How is the clove presented in this? Is it noticeable? Supporting and well-blended; or heavy and dominating?
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    Re: Your Favorite Neroli Fragrances?

    +1 for Neroli Woods. An underrated gem; often discounted as well.
  35. Re: Fragrances that don't suit your personality - what and why?

    Two that immediately spring to mind:

    Aquatics.
    Overly and uncomfortably synthetic designer fragrance ‘by numbers’.

    Both don’t suit my style/vibe because they make me feel queasy/nauseous. And...
  36. Poll: Re: Do You Prefer Casual Or Formal Fragrances, Why?

    [QUOTE=Palmolive;4624497]"GLADLY!"
    *throws down cymbals*
    *tears off waistcoat and pants*
    *slams door on way out*

    https://i.imgur.com/KCOO1Mk.gif


    :grin:
  37. Poll: Re: Do You Prefer Casual Or Formal Fragrances, Why?

    Get out of my head!!
  38. Poll: Re: Do You Prefer Casual Or Formal Fragrances, Why?

    Casually formal.

    Unless I’m in a formal mood; then it’s formally casual.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    L.T. Piver Vetiver - a new acquisition at a knock-down price, I continue to be amazed at just how good this fragrance is.

    It is a beautifully balanced perfume that manages to showcase all the...
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    Re: Darkest Fragrance

    Of what I own, probably Fahrenheit Absolute.
  41. Re: Creed Opinion and other Qs - my first post

    Welcome to you, vpi98

    I enjoy Royal Oud (need to replenish), Aventus and Viking. I also like Original Vetiver and Spice and Wood. GIT isn’t really my bag. I haven’t given Royal Mayfair and...
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    Re: The "oud" in Royal Oud

    I don’t know if there is any real Oud in RO; however my nose picks up the same, or very similar, note in it to the Oud note in Fahrenheit Absolute.
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    Re: Summer additions

    Agree. I like this one.
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    Re: Expensive disaster!

    Sorry to hear this mate and glad they are going to replace it for you.
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    Re: Summer additions

    I have Essenza and quite like it but like you I prefer Assoluta. I really like the original Colonia as well and will probably get a bottle some day.
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    Re: Summer additions

    I find AdP Colonia Absoluta an interesting summer scent (think citrus with florals and a bit of bite). It ages well in the bottle, too, so longevity is very good with this one.
  47. Re: You might be a fragrance addict if you.....

    ...refer to fragrances by abbreviations.
  48. Thread: LT Piver

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    Re: LT Piver

    Yep, that’s where I picked up my Vetiver.
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    Re: LT Piver

    I will have to try out some of the others :thumbup:
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    Re: LT Piver

    Bumping this as just picked up my bottle of Vetiver (blind buy) this evening and it is excellent. Very refined and elegant. About an hour in, a creamy sandalwood note makes an appearance - gorgeous...
  51. Thread: T K Maxx

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    Re: T K Maxx

    100 ml Tom Ford Orchid Soleil for £70 in my local TK Maxx this evening.
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    Re: Today I bought April 2019

    Congrats on these :thumbsup:
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    Re: Today I bought April 2019

    Cheers, bud :)
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    Re: Today I bought April 2019

    They look interesting. Nice job :thumbsup:
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    Re: UK Mancera CB Lovers....

    Blimey! That is good. Thanks for the link, swall101.

    EDIT: It would probably last me for ever as I find it pretty strong! :D
  56. Re: Just curious. What % of Your Wardrobe did you Rate 5 Stars?

    Currently at 25%.
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    Re: Today I bought April 2019

    Cheers, buddy :smiley:
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    Re: Today I bought April 2019

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    I haven’t been able to get on with whatever synthetic they use in Monotheme’s Vetiver Bourbon. Not a like for like replacement the L.T. Piver, having read reviews, but one that I’m...
  59. Re: who else tries to wear 3 fragrances a day?

    One a day man, me.
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    Re: Your all time favorite!!

    100807
  61. Re: Your favourite shower gel and fragrance pairing?

    :lolk:
  62. Re: Your favourite shower gel and fragrance pairing?

    The ambergris and oakmoss accords in the base of MB’s Recharge Black Pepper shower gel are surprisingly similar to the base of Aventus.
  63. Re: What will be your go to summer fragrance?

    My go to will probably be Eau Sauvage EdT, as usual.

    Banana Republic Neroli Woods
    Monotheme Vetiver Bourbon
    Xerjoff 1861 Renaissance
    Zegna Acqua di Bergamotto
    AdP Colonia Assoluta
    AdP Cedro...
  64. Re: Had 2 insults on my Tom Ford Noir so far

    Yep; own it and like it.
  65. Re: Perfumes requiring the most wearings to “get it”

    To answer the OP’s question: Fahrenheit Absolute. Principally because of violet, which I didn’t particularly like for years before it no longer bothered me and began to like it.

    There have been...
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - March 2019

    Woodwick Trilogy (Lemongrass & Lily, Bergamot & Basil, Willow).
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    Re: Guerlain - HERITAGE - Eau de Toilette ?

    I like it. It lasts and lasts, and to be honest, I like that it isn’t too heavy; I have LIDGE for a heavy, spicy, woody patchouli. Wouldn’t want the same style in both of them.
  68. Re: The two most underpriced scents out there are.....

    Agree with all the Guerlains mentioned, particularly Habit Rouge. Ridiculously cheap given the quality and artistry.
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    Re: Bright Neroli Ferrari - yay or nay

    Congrats and enjoy! Interested to hear what you make of it :thumbsup:
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    Re: What’s the best acqua di parma?

    Assoluta, Colonia, Cedro di Taormina. Iris Nobile on the ladies.
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    Re: Bright Neroli Ferrari - yay or nay

    Ar, fella. Get yer self a birra o’that tomorra an see what ya think !!
  72. Re: Just sampled L'homme Ideal EDP and Cologne...what's the hype about? These are extremely overrate

    Own and enjoy both the EDP and Cologne, although don’t tend to reach for them as often as others. Both have very good longevity on my skin, the EDP becoming noticeably stronger in bottle over time....
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    Re: Bright Neroli Ferrari - yay or nay

    Banana Republic’s Neroli Woods is better (and still currently on offer for £30 online from Debenhams). I tested it in the Bull Ring store before ordering it online.

    You can also get 15ml for £15...
  74. Re: The greatest sleeper hit fragrance is...

    It was my SOTD today, coincidentally. I remember when I first tested it. I ended up buying Héritage instead (which I don’t regret one bit) but this 2017 ESP also got under my skin. I found the smell...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2019

    Thanks! Got a really good deal on it. Looking forward to wearing it; especially in the warmer weather.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2019

    98484

    Delivered today.
  77. Re: So There’s a Fragrance Literally Called, “FECES”

    I bet it’s cr*p :wink:
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    Re: Recent cheapie purchases?

    Monotheme Vetiver Bourbon
    A joy of a summer vetiver which, given the price (£18 for 100ml), is astonishing value. Displaying bags of character and a good deal of complexity, the synthetics might not...
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    Re: Schooling Sales Associates at the counter

    Personally wouldn’t get involved in a conversation between a SA and customer unless I was explicitly invited to.
  80. Re: Year round fragrance with a creamy sensual base

    Eau Sauvage Parfum (2017)
    L’Occitane Eau de L’Occitan
    Guerlain Héritage
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    Re: Birch Tar IFRA restrictions

    Welcome, ctheorist!

    Your best bet is to post this in the DIY Fragrance forum. Someone there should be able to help you.
  82. Re: How the hell did Roja Dove get away with his 50ml for the price of 100 "offer"?

    Greed?
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    Re: Habit Rouge

    Performance of the EdT is superb for me. Lasts all day and into the evening and projects well.
  84. Re: Does the color of a fragrance matter to you?The color of the liquid itself.

    I’d wager subconsciously it does matter to people.

    If one went into a store with the intention of looking for a fresh, light fragrance such as a summer vetiver or bergamot, they’d naturally be...
  85. Re: UK perfumers and EU Cosmetic Regulations post Brexit. Now What?

    Ah, thanks for the clarification.

    There’s always someone in the medical field hell-bent on making a name for themselves, isn’t there? Let us hope such zealots are not given licence.
  86. Re: UK perfumers and EU Cosmetic Regulations post Brexit. Now What?

    I agree. Very good points, well made. I know there is a lot of uncertainty and I may be missing something in my take on it above but I am also optimistic an arrangement will be agreed. If there...
  87. Re: UK perfumers and EU Cosmetic Regulations post Brexit. Now What?

    EU27 importers of cosmetic products manufactured in the UK will become responsible persons for these products "by default" - European Commission published guidelines. The alternative is to appoint a...
  88. Re: Was Dior Sauvage a Marketing plan that got out of control ?

    You make an interesting point, there. In the 80’s and early 90’s, I was young and unaware of the range and type of fragrances out there, or if I did happen to notice say the Guerlain counter in a...
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    Re: Fragrance fun with the common folk

    My brother and a friend are both into fragrances. My brother got me deeper into it and I then got my friend deeper into it. My wife takes an interest every now and then but not nearly as much.
  90. Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I’m not familiar with this man’s work, I must admit.
  91. Re: What are some amazing/masterpiece frags that are extremely fleeting?

    Agree. When I owned it, mine performed really well. I must admit it seemed weak for the first couple of wearings, but really, after that it was just great.
  92. Thread: Notino

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    Re: Notino

    Yes, I’ve bought from them (though only once, thus far) and had no problems whatsoever.
  93. Re: I've fallen in love with a Burberry fragrance

    Used to own this when it was released (plaid cap) and really enjoyed it.
  94. Re: Should be more love for the Basenotes wardrobe!

    Yes, I find it very useful and so I use it all the time. I tend to use the sillage rating more for projection though as I don’t really know how my fragrances perform in terms of sillage.
  95. Re: Suggestions for a bright Italian citrus with some underlying sweetness?

    With everything you have said, AdP Colonia Essenza will fit the bill.
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    Re: Do you appreciate Dior Sauvage?

    I don’t like it on me, or on others. It’s a fragrance that rubs my nose the wrong way.
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    In “The Family Man”, Nicolas Cage reaches into a box of some of his old belongings returned to him by his ex-girlfriend, played by Téa Leoni, and takes out and smells a bottle of English Leather by...
  98. Re: Recommendations on a Cartier men's fragrance?

    Agree.
  99. Re: Your Current Planned Fragrance Purchases?

    Le 3 Homme may well be my next.
  100. Re: Fragrances that your significant other surprisingly...likes/dislikes

    Exactly the same for me.
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