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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    There is some sweetness to be sure - I wouldn't call it dry. I just had another sniff to remind myself. It is definitely sweeter than Dior Homme EdT, and a tad sweeter than DHI, at least 'straight...
  2. Re: Caldey Island Abbey fragrances: Anyone try these, other than Lavender?

    I got a mini of Madrigal when I ordered my Lavender. Another OLP I'm afraid!
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    Re: Best Frag of the last 12 months?

    Dior Homme Intense Parfum is worth seeking out.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    It isn't really very sweet. If it were, my bottle would be on eBay by now.
  5. Thread: Aramis Devin

    by Marais
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    Re: Aramis Devin

    Personally think it is one of the better Aramis fragrances. A green chypre.
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    Re: New fragrance: Dueto UBER!!!!!!!!

    Wasn't impressed with the Dueto samples I received. Will pass on this.
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    Re: Legit Dia Tester?

    Does anybody bother faking testers? I've never seen one. Anyway, that is Dia for Women. Is that what you want?
  8. Re: What is your most worn fragrance according to your "Scent of the day"?

    I only started using the SOTD feature after emerging dazed and confused from the Huddler, but so far it's:

    http://www.palmbeachperfumes.com/images/Versace%20L%27Homme%20EDT%201.6oz.jpg
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    Re: Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    http://quotes.lifehack.org/media/quotes/quote-Oscar-Wilde-there-is-only-one-thing-in-life-100923.png
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    Re: Idole de Lubin EDT suspicious packaging

    Could be, the demand was there. Or maybe the site is out of date, like so many.
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    Re: Idole de Lubin EDT suspicious packaging

    My understanding is the latter. The EdT has been discontinued for some time. It took me ages to find a bottle last year.
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    Re: long lasting subtle cologne

    Agreed, it would float on top and block the nozzle.
  13. Re: Best Projection and Longevity: TdH EDT, TdH Parfum, TdH Eau Tres Fraiche

    Parfum is better than ETF on longevity and sillage for me, EdT (current) is not great on either score (older version was better than both Parfum and EdT). Although I prefer ETF's scent to any other...
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    Re: You never know what gems...

    Always a risk.
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    Re: Idole de Lubin EDT suspicious packaging

    I have the newer boxing of the EdT. I did have a sample of the older but it's all gone. I don't remember any striking differences, which isn't to say there aren't any. Anyway I just compensate for...
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    Re: Idole de Lubin EDT suspicious packaging

    Another vote for genuine. I remember seeing the older packaging on sale from various etailers and retailers.
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    Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    Every time I see this thread, this sort of image pops into my head:

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZpBZlXGOpS8/UiD_LviwOKI/AAAAAAAAAto/uhIInP83SJU/s1600/rasher's+slap-up+feed.jpg
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    Re: eBAY - OnlineBeautyBuys?

    99.7% positive feedback. Looking at the negatives, half of them seemed not to realise that Guernsey is an island, with slower postage than expected for the mainland.
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    Re: underrated/overrated fragrance houses

    Agreed. One of my favourite houses, and Declaration is one if my favourite scents. One criticism: too many ho-hum flankers.
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    Re: Woody smelling cologne for high schooler?

    Nightscape by Ulrich Lang.
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    MPG half-price at Roullier White

    See

    http://www.roullierwhite.com/12-price-perfume-sale-381-c.asp

    (no expiry date given).
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    Re: Looking for Richard James

    Glad to hear it...the question many will want to know is: Have you changed the formula?
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I've done a quick forearm test only; I agree with the MdM comparison, but I thought it closer to Bois du Portugal. Very, very good anyway, and will be tested further. Whip is also excellent - much...
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    Re: Another Male fragrance thread !

    I would suggest some light leather scents, eg. Or Black (available on ebay.fr for reasonable money), the new Dior Homme Parfum (available at Sephora), and Hermes Bel Ami.
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    Re: whats best body cleanser/scrub?

    I see what you mean:

    http://www.snookerbacker.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Shaved-Chimp.jpg
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    Re: Hercule Poirot and Geo F Trumper

    Although Curzon is one of the least likely to be mistaken for a woman's perfume, IMO.
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    Re: Heeley - Vetiver Veritas

    I tried this today from a spray sample. Woah, it's a strong one alright, I agree with the comparisons to Villoresi's vetiver and the Turtle series. Even after a shower I can still smell it. As...
  28. Re: How often do you wear fresher scents in the colder months?

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/1a/HildaOgden.jpg/200px-HildaOgden.jpg

    Same here, best thing about the winter.

    Although I do occasionally give the summer scents an outing to...
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    Re: What fragrance for a man who turned 40?

    Same here. If you sniff a lot of fragrances in a short time-frame, your nose gets tired. Grey Vetiver is the vetiver I reach for if I've a long day ahead. I'd try it again without any other olfactory...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Wearing this again today I note that the leather is more obvious than I realised before, particularly noticeable on re-entering the room after a short sojourn elsewhere. I've settled on 4 sprays,...
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    Re: What fragrance for a man who turned 40?

    They are both dated and mature (I like them both btw so that is no criticism) and share a chypre structure but although they look similar on paper I do not find them so in practice. Chanel is softer...
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    Re: What fragrance for a man who turned 40?

    Try Le Sauvage by Lyn Harris, inexpensive at M+S. Other possibilities: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver, Cartier Declaration, Acqua di Parma Colonia, Floris Santal (all at John Lewis).
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    A few thoughts after over 9 hours with this: 3 sprays to the chest and 1 to the forearm (for sniffing) have kept going all day. The parfum seems warmer than DH and less head-turning than DHI. The...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Mine arrived yesterday but I only just got my sweaty mitts on it. I've only had it on for an hour and a half but so far I love it. gtsb's descriptions are spot on.
    ...
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    Re: your favourite male scent to wear

    I smelled 'The Dreamer' on a female acquaintance today and it suited her very well.
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    Re: Penhaligon's Bayolea. Someone tried it?

    Thanks! As it happens, I have samples of some of the new Le Galion range in the post :)
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    Re: Penhaligon's Bayolea. Someone tried it?

    Sounds promising....I love barbershop scents.
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    Re: Penhaligon's Bayolea. Someone tried it?

    On second thoughts don't worry about it....after all, it's only my second blind-buy of the week following your posting :grin:
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    Re: Penhaligon's Bayolea. Someone tried it?

    Is it reminiscent of any particular Bay Rum you might have come across? Did you get any indication of strength? Strongly tempted by this one....
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    They might have changed the rules since my last order in 2012. I am using the account I set up back then. For all I know I could get an 'annulation de votre commande' notice. Time will tell!
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    I've ordered from them before with no problems (delivered to UK). And I'm doing it again. Code LUCKY25 gives 25 euros off which more than covers the P+P.
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    Re: Your favorite new releases of 2014...so far

    TdH Eau Tres Fraiche

    Valentino Uomo

    Vetiver Bourbon by Oriza LeGrand

    Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    - All very good to excellent.
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    Re: Hyped colognes test in a couple of days

    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur : good but stinky
    Creed Bois du Portugal : not bad, overpriced
    Creed Himalaya : not bad, overpriced
    Creed Virgin Island Water : for the kids
    Creed Original Santal :...
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    Re: Best cologne for a 16 year old boy?

    Unfortunately, many reviews are wrong.
  45. Re: Guerlain Heritage and Creed Bois du Portugal.

    Another vote for Heritage EdP. I like BdP too but prefer New York by PdN, which is closer than Heritage.
  46. Re: What are the differences between Eau Savage Extreme(recent formulation) and Eau Savage Parfum?

    As Kaern says, they are very different. Try before you buy.
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    Re: Anti Aging Cream and Serum for men

    And you joined just to tell us this? Not connected to the product in any way I expect?

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-d0Ig_EMIz44/UKVrIZmUgBI/AAAAAAAABcM/LTYfshY1J1g/s1600/rolleyes.png
  48. Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    Any feedback on this one yet, sensei?
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    Re: Best cologne for a 16 year old boy?

    A wise addition ;)

    @ OP: Valentino Uomo could be the one for you, grasshopper.
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    Re: Anyone smell Habit Rouge shower gel?

    I think mine just came in a box. It was a while back, but if it had come in the plastic case, I'd have kept it.
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    Re: Sweaty Guy Needs Some Help!

    TF Grey Vetiver is a good choice. Clean and lasts ages. If you want something similar but less potent, try Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime. Hard to imagine anyone having the bare-faced cheek to...
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    Re: Anyone smell Habit Rouge shower gel?

    The soap scent is very strong and fills the whole bathroom with that HR goodness :)
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    Re: Bvlgari Black To Be Discontinued.

    Oh dear...talk about nuances being lost without inflection...sorry for any unintended offence. Oh well, I still love you David :kiss: :smiley:
  54. Re: Tara Reid launches Sharknado-themed fragrance Shark by Tara

    Still not ringing any bells. Oh well, garbage in, garbage out :)
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    Re: Trailer park scent

    Definitely Montecristo/Masque or whatever it's called.

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1it33DFzl1qbe0gto1_500.gif
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    Re: Bvlgari Black To Be Discontinued.

    Appreciated. Everyone who wants to get this marvel should definitely buy up all remaining stock ASAP. Ideally before Xmas.
  57. Re: Tara Reid launches Sharknado-themed fragrance Shark by Tara

    I thought I'd watched every CBB :embarassed: but I can't remember her....must have made a big impact!
  58. Re: Tara Reid launches Sharknado-themed fragrance Shark by Tara

    Celebrity? Never heard of her.
  59. Re: Nothing I Do Gets Me a Close Shave Without Razor Burn or Ingrown Hairs

    Most brushes in the UK are boar bristle, not horse hair.

    - - - Updated - - -



    If I didn't cut against the grain I'd look like Bluto by noon. I never get ingrown hairs. It's a YMMV matter.
  60. Re: Drew Barrymore gets into the fragrance market

    Adam Levine already paved the way for the 180 degree turn, using the same lame excuse ('mine is different').

    http://popstyle.ew.com/2013/06/20/adam-levine-fragrance-celebrity-perfumes/
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    Re: New Fragrance by Frapin: Nevermore

    That would make a nice change, yes.
  62. Thread: Cocktails

    by Marais
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    Re: Cocktails

    Sounds wonderful - must look out for Creme de Violette.

    I make some simple ones - a few favourites are:

    Elderflower gimlet: 1/3 elderflower liqueur, 1/3 gin, 1/3 lime juice, shake with lots of...
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    Re: Bvlgari Black To Be Discontinued.

    Jolly good. Keep the rumours coming whilst I fetch my camera :)
  64. Re: Drew Barrymore gets into the fragrance marked

    Allow me to oblige:

    http://members.optusnet.com.au/isaksen/bigroll.GIF


    'So what changed her mind?'

    Duh. Credit some of us with a scrap of intelligence please.
    ...
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    Re: Best Men's Release This Summer?

    I recently got a sample of this and it's very good, although I will have to test again to see if FBW. Ditto Wonderoud, which is the best recent release from CdG in my book.



    Another vote for...
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    Re: Amouage Journey Man: mish-mash

    I have tried this a couple of times recently and regretfully add to the chorus of mild disapproval. Not bad, a decent woody/spicy thing, but nowhere near justifying its price IMO. If the Perfume...
  67. Re: Terre d' Hermes vs. Yardley Citrus and Wood vs. Cereus #6 (previously #5)

    You have.
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    Re: What is "aromatherapy"?

    Just another way of extracting /$/ from those with more /$/ than sense.
  69. Re: Terre d' Hermes vs. Yardley Citrus and Wood vs. Cereus #6 (previously #5)

    True. Bargain basement.
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    Re: Change of mind about new Creed line.

    A lot of folks seem keen on inoffensive skin-scents these days. Creed might be capitalising on that sad trend.
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    Well, I take issue with that generalisation. Which men, which women, and regarding whom? Anyway, I'm over it now; I've expressed my view, and the PM system indicates that I'm not the only one who...
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    No need for YOU to apologise. And I appreciate your (expected) comment re another thread. In practice, it would in fact be exclusive, however.
  73. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    I disagree with all those advocating appeasement by under-spraying. That's like surrendering before the first shots are fired. The correct tactical response is to spray even more. Then one can...
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    A shame. Compliments from men mean more to me than those from women. Oh well, as long as the vocal majority are catered for.
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    Re: Vampire church incense suggestions

    Draculas tend to avoid church, so seldom smell of incense. So I'm interpreting your request as 'gothic horror'. In which case, Eucris is the answer.
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    Re: Fruity/Exotic Bond No 9 Scents?

    I Love New York for Marriage Equality is very good: plum and mandarin with spices (ginger/nutmeg/cinnamon).
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    Re: how many shoes should a man have?

    Glad to see that the one-legged feel welcome here {awaits anti-unileggist reactionary protestations}.
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    I like the change. So that's a 50% increase in the pro-change vote. Formerly the title signalled 'straights only'. Now it is more inclusive and welcoming to all. Why should that be so threatening?
    ...
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    I wouldn't worry about the original poster. He only ever made 2 posts. The last one over 10 years ago. I guess he's past caring.
  80. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    I only commented because the post to which I responded went unchallenged. Which, given its context, is surprising.
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    Re: how long before a review appears?

    It's only free to those who can afford it. In this case, BN Plus members.

    Otherwise it could be weeks.
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    Re: After the Oud fad dies out, then what?

    Celery, it must be your time soon.
  83. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    What are these awful things we are 'propagandized and forced to tolerate'?
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    Re: Fragrance references in fiction books or films

    In 'Lord of the Rings', Ugluk, captain of the band of Uruk-Hai orcs which captured Merry & Pippin, is seen to be carrying a bottle of Aramis in his leatherette washbag.
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    Careful. Eye contact is known to irritate paranoid psychotics. Therefore one should always avoid eye contact with everyone, just to be considerate, lest one is labelled a selfish narcissist.
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    Only one way to find out! :)
  87. Re: What's the most annoying, screechy, metallic(?), synthetic smelling frag you know of?

    Manic Love Man by Neotantric Fragrances. Just awful.
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    Re: I like Citrus and Musk.

    Yes that's a nice one. Also recommend Must de Cartier pour Homme.
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    Re: What cologne would James Bond wear?

    It's a well-known fact that he wore Versace Eros.
  90. Re: Suggest a niche house / frag for me to jump into!

    Serge Lutens. Something for everyone.
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    Re: Fragrances where spray count is huge!

    Gris Clair...smouldering at 1 spray, choking at 2.
  92. Re: Best high quality citrus/summer fragrance for me?

    Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche. You will likely need more than the US BN standard of under 5 sprays to get 6 hours out of it though.
  93. Re: What is the most melancholy fragrance you can think of?

    Yes to all these.
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    Re: why the hate on Calvin Klein Euphoria

    What, all of them?
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    Re: Bvlgari Man in Black - New Release 2014

    Let's face it, most recent releases are crap, whether designer or niche, flanker or not. Finding a good'un is like looking for a needle in a haystack.
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    Re: Best Performing Budget Fragrances

    Try the Jacques Bogart line, eg. One Man Show Gold :)
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    Re: Bvlgari Man in Black - New Release 2014

    :thumbup:

    I have lots of flankers. Here is a new flanker of a frag I already like - tant mieux!
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    Re: Habit Rouge Eau de Parfum

    I disagree with this, I get 10 hours from 5 sprays, although it is no sillage monster.

    Nor do I have any grumbles about the longevity of my Beau Cavalier EdP bottle.

    I find both of these...
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    Re: Are they discontinued????

    It means 'stop looking for that and buy this here now instead'.
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    Re: similar to terre d' Hermes?

    Windsor by D R Harris.
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