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    Default Setting out as a "Maturate person"

    I just joined Basenotes to get a little guidance. I am far from being a young person but I want to add some fragrance in my life. My past experience was to just have one fragrance at a time. So from the 1970s, I used Brut and then moved on to Aramis. Occasionally I bought Avon Windjammer can't remember what it smelt like but I loved the bottles. Since my last bottle of Aramis, I went into nostalgia mode and bought a bottle of Brut aftershave cologne. Not worth talking about it lacked any idea of smell that I could wear. I did track down a bottle of Brut Special Reserve from Perfume.com the last bottle they had and this had the fragrance I loved.

    I also bought a bottle of Salvatore Ferragamo F Black Eau de Toilette after watching Jeremy Fragrance YouTube channel, but I find this to lack impact. It is nice but nothing*to get excited about.

    The problem is there is such an overwhelming amount of fragrances*out there I don't know where to move,*its confusing. So based on the fact I like Brut and Aramis and*Salvatore Ferragamo F Black is a bit lacking for me, (I think the term is 'projection) can someone give me some suggestions that you think I may like say under*£50 that I can get discounted.

    Thank you, Robert...

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    Aramis is so good, and on sites such as fragrancenet, fragrancex, and ebay, you can find good pricing for new 100-ml sprays. Havana and Tuscany are where I would start.

    A Basenoter of note is Marand75 (Martin) from Denmark. I think he likes the same style as you. He posts pictures of bottles from his collection almost every day.

    Here's one of his on Brut: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/469...t=#post4745126

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    Try Montana Black Edition (2011).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavard View Post
    Aramis is so good, and on sites such as fragrancenet, fragrancex, and ebay, you can find good pricing for new 100-ml sprays. Havana and Tuscany are where I would start.
    I can vouch for FragranceX - very fast delivery to the UK and all VAT taken care of. Use code FSW for free delivery worldwide or FX15 for 15% off and free delivery on larger orders.

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    Default Re: Setting out as a "Maturate person"

    Perhaps Burberry London
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    Hello! Astor by Geo F Trumper comes to mind. You might also like to try Eucris by the same house.

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    Default Re: Setting out as a "Maturate person"

    Guerlain Heritage EDT/EDP
    Azzaro Azzaro Pour Homme
    Ralph Lauren Polo
    Chanel Pour Monsieur EDP - $100 but worth your time.
    Chanel Egoiste - $100 but worth your time also.

    Guerlain L’Instant De Guerlain Pour Homme EDP - very nice classy fragrance the more I wear it it becomes a staple in my wardrobe nothing else quite like it out there.
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    Azzaro Azzaro Pour Homme
    Guerlain L’Instant De Guerlain Pour Homme EDP
    Chanel Egoiste
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche EDP
    Guerlain Heritage EDT
    Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT
    Christian Dior Dior Homme EDT
    Ralph Lauren Polo

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    Thank you everyone for the suggestions. I have just been seeing what the reviewers on YouTube have to say. Just have to think for a little bit to know what to go for first.

    I am registered with Perfume.com and from Basenotes, someone has questioned if FragrenceX and Perfume.com are the same company and as I suspected they are. This gets confusing as to use one or both. I am feeling it is best to stick to one. Any views on this? Pricewise the same or a few cents different.

    Robert..

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    I agree with Bavard

    Aramis have a very nice range of reasonably priced fragrances and in the same vein, so do Molton Brown

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertFl View Post
    Thank you everyone for the suggestions. I have just been seeing what the reviewers on YouTube have to say. Just have to think for a little bit to know what to go for first.

    I am registered with Perfume.com and from Basenotes, someone has questioned if FragrenceX and Perfume.com are the same company and as I suspected they are. This gets confusing as to use one or both. I am feeling it is best to stick to one. Any views on this? Pricewise the same or a few cents different.

    Robert..
    I don't know if they're the same. FragranceX is a known quantity to me. We've ordered from them, quick and simple. Same with FragranceNet. I'm in the US. At least a couple other people in this thread are in the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertFl View Post
    I am registered with Perfume.com and from Basenotes, someone has questioned if FragrenceX and Perfume.com are the same company and as I suspected they are. This gets confusing as to use one or both. I am feeling it is best to stick to one. Any views on this? Pricewise the same or a few cents different.
    I have always used FragranceX. I've seen perfume.com come up in searches but haven't bothered to even check them, given that they're the same company. I suspect there's no difference.

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    Polo by Ralph Lauren is a nice one. Welcome aboard!
    <div class="bnsotd"><b>Currently wearing:</b> <a href="ID26148387.html"><img src="http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/33/26148387-7393.jpg"> Carven L'Eau Intense by Carven</a></div>

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    When I was searching on Google perfume.net kept coming up. Now I have place an order FragranceX comes up. Part of the AI on Google I guess.

    Thanks for the suggestions. What I am going to do is find a fragrance store that I can sample these.

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    Also adding most if not nearly all of the Aramis "Gentleman's collection" reissue of various of the vintage formulations released by this fragrance house, as well as Lalique Homme EDP among the possible on budget (re) testing choices
    Currently wearing: Ispahan by Yves Rocher

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    Welcome RobertFl!
    If you’re looking for stuff more in line with traditional scents like Brut and Aramis I would recommend the following:

    Ralph Lauren Safari For Men
    Ralph Lauren Polo Green
    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Cerruti 1881 Pour Homme

    For something more modern

    Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Terre D’Hermes Pure Parfum
    YSL L’Homme
    A few favourites

    Bois du Portugal by Creed
    Aventus by Creed
    Jubilation Man by Amouage
    Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery
    Incident Diplomatique by Jovoy
    Patchouli Nobile by Nobile 1942
    Pour Monsieur EdT by Chanel
    Eau Sauvage (vtg) by Christian Dior
    Eucris EdP by GF Trumper
    Polo (Cosmair) by Ralph Lauren

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    Default Re: Setting out as a "Maturate person"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Also adding most if not nearly all of the Aramis "Gentleman's collection" reissue of various of the vintage formulations released by this fragrance house, as well as Lalique Homme EDP among the possible on budget (re) testing choices
    Love that bottle. just been watching a couple of reviews on YouTube. Thanks for your suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbouti View Post
    Welcome RobertFl!
    If you’re looking for stuff more in line with traditional scents like Brut and Aramis I would recommend the following:

    Ralph Lauren Safari For Men
    Ralph Lauren Polo Green
    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Cerruti 1881 Pour Homme

    For something more modern

    Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Terre D’Hermes Pure Parfum
    YSL L’Homme
    Thanks that is the type of cologne I like that traditional punchy ones.

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    Default Re: Setting out as a "Maturate person"

    FragranceX and Perfume.com are the same company, but the prices are inexplicably slightly lower on Perfume.com so that’s the one I order from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cazaubon View Post
    FragranceX and Perfume.com are the same company, but the prices are inexplicably slightly lower on Perfume.com so that’s the one I order from.
    Stange isn't it. There must be some reason, maybe tax saving or something. Like you, I will still with perfume.com. I am used to companies that use a different name on Amazon or eBay to the high street business. I can understand that in away.
    Robert...

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    If fragrances are able to cause you such fond memories, I suggest you taking notes of the suggestions the members made here and take a ride to a department store to try some of the fragrances available there. Many won’t be (just available online), but I can bet it will be a nice experience.

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    Welcome sir !

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    Welcome !

    If you're in the UK, I'd also recommend the online discounters allbeauty (particularly good for the Aramis range) and notino.
    Reliable, legit, quick, well-packaged, and good service in the hopefully unlikely event that you need to return goods.

    Best places to sample Aramis Gentleman's Collection (other than Boots, which stocks the actual Aramis, and sometimes Modern Leather or Tobacco Reserve) is a larger House of Fraser. dept store.
    early December - in the bleak midwinter, cold or animalic : CdG Zagorsk; YSL Body Kouros; Jacomo Jacomo de Jacomo; Dior Fahrenheit; Tom Daxon Iridium; Hermes Hiris; Etro Heliotrope, Messe de Minuit; Knize Forest; Hiram Green Hyde; Papillon Anubis, Anglique; Mona di Orio Cuir; Tauer Lonestar Memories; Francesca Bianchi The Lover's Tale; Serge Lutens La Couche du Diable; Lalique Encre Noire

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    Quote Originally Posted by incense+heliotrope View Post
    Welcome !

    If you're in the UK, I'd also recommend the online discounters allbeauty (particularly good for the Aramis range) and notino.
    Reliable, legit, quick, well-packaged, and good service in the hopefully unlikely event that you need to return goods.

    Best places to sample Aramis Gentleman's Collection (other than Boots, which stocks the actual Aramis, and sometimes Modern Leather or Tobacco Reserve) is a larger House of Fraser. dept store.
    I second all of this with the exception of House of Fraser - they're reputation in my opinion has been damaged since the new management took over. Last I looked they were charging stupid amounts for delivery and even click & collect orders. Not competitive at all.

    Some of the larger department stores can have good deals as well such as Debenhams, John Lewis and of course Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Liberty and Selfridges. Do check them out especially for Black Friday deals and post Christmas sales.

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    Best places to sample Aramis.....
    ^^^^
    I go to HoF to sample frags, whether on card, on skin, or as samples to take away. Then I buy online.
    Agree with you about HoF not being the best place to buy frags.

    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    I second all of this with the exception of House of Fraser - they're reputation in my opinion has been damaged since the new management took over. Last I looked they were charging stupid amounts for delivery and even click & collect orders. Not competitive at all.

    Some of the larger department stores can have good deals as well such as Debenhams, John Lewis and of course Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Liberty and Selfridges. Do check them out especially for Black Friday deals and post Christmas sales.
    early December - in the bleak midwinter, cold or animalic : CdG Zagorsk; YSL Body Kouros; Jacomo Jacomo de Jacomo; Dior Fahrenheit; Tom Daxon Iridium; Hermes Hiris; Etro Heliotrope, Messe de Minuit; Knize Forest; Hiram Green Hyde; Papillon Anubis, Anglique; Mona di Orio Cuir; Tauer Lonestar Memories; Francesca Bianchi The Lover's Tale; Serge Lutens La Couche du Diable; Lalique Encre Noire

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    The man wants oomph. I say Polo. Its great. I love Brut too! Sadly it is a morning splash only. Invigorating, but fleeting. Welcome! And good luck!
    It’s tragic to think that heroic man’s great destiny is to become economic man, that men will be reduced to craven creatures who crawl across the globe competing for money, who spend their nights dreaming up new ways to swindle each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by incense+heliotrope View Post
    Welcome !

    If you're in the UK, I'd also recommend the online discounters allbeauty (particularly good for the Aramis range) and notino.
    Reliable, legit, quick, well-packaged, and good service in the hopefully unlikely event that you need to return goods.

    Best places to sample Aramis Gentleman's Collection (other than Boots, which stocks the actual Aramis, and sometimes Modern Leather or Tobacco Reserve) is a larger House of Fraser. dept store.
    Thank you very much for your suggestions. Unfortunately, we lost our House of Fraser in Leicester. Looking online I have not seen mentioned "The Fragrance Shop" and they seem to be everywhere. Any experience with them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    I second all of this with the exception of House of Fraser - they're reputation in my opinion has been damaged since the new management took over. Last I looked they were charging stupid amounts for delivery and even click & collect orders. Not competitive at all.

    Some of the larger department stores can have good deals as well such as Debenhams, John Lewis and of course Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Liberty and Selfridges. Do check them out especially for Black Friday deals and post Christmas sales.
    We have a Debenhams and John Lewis in Leicester so probably will visit next week to sample some and make some decision. Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertFl View Post
    We have a Debenhams and John Lewis in Leicester so probably will visit next week to sample some and make some decision. Thank you
    Welcome!
    Once you get to know a few sales reps, you should be in a better position for sampling as they'll know you're serious about the hobby.

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    From the suggestions in this thread, I have ordered the following. Havanah & Tuscany from Aramis. London by Burbury. On my invoice, it says London is for women. It there two versions of this or would it be more correct to call it 'unisex'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertFl View Post
    From the suggestions in this thread, I have ordered the following. Havanah & Tuscany from Aramis. London by Burbury. On my invoice, it says London is for women. It there two versions of this or would it be more correct to call it 'unisex'.
    There are two versions, one for men and one for women.




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