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  1. Re: Fragrances with a real smoke smel like MM By the Fireplace and Amouage Interlude Man?

    I just received my bottle of T-Rex. Two test-sprays on the back of my hand. About 10 minutes later, someone comes over from the other side of the house and asks if I'm burning something. :)
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    Re: Today I bought March 2020

    I just noticed I requested Zoologist Beaber. I'm hoping they realise I want Beaver. I'll be most distraught if I receive bottled Bieber. :undecided:
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    Re: Today I bought March 2020

    Zoologist Chameleon 60mL
    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.53015.jpg

    Zoologist Tyrannosaurus Rex 60mL
    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.51353.jpg

    Nicolai New York Intense 15mL...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Xerjoff XJ 17/17 Homme 50mL

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26133330-5283.jpg

    Plus samples of:

    Puredistance Aenotus
    Xerjoff XJ 17/17 Richwood
    Zoologist Dodo
    Zoologist...
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    Re: 2019 Year in Review - What did you wear?

    There were a few surprises for me when I compiled my top 10.

    Clearly it was no shock that BAV come out number one. But, apparently, there were 8 weeks this year when I didn't wear it. I would have...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2019

    Roja Dove Sultanate of Oman has been on my list to try for quite some time, but whenever I've placed an order at Luckyscent, they've been out of samples. Now it's gone completely from Luckyscent and...
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    Re: Looking for leathers like Knize Ten

    If you have money to burn, Xerjoff 17/17 Homme is quite similar. I find Knize a bit too sweet and floral in the opening, whereas the Xerjoff is much drier, with the leather front and centre.
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Puredistance Black 60ml

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4b/17/57/4b17574b9f1328b16cb3433b9c318468.jpg

    Plus samples of:


    Roja Dove Musk Aoud
    Xerjoff XJ Homme
    Zoologist Rhinoceros
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Truth be told, neither have I. It's a pretty safe blind buy at the price, though.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Bogart EDT 90mL

    https://az280429.vo.msecnd.net/prodimgs/20133924005-1-700.jpg

    Amouage Bracken Man 100mL

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.40206.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    This looked very intriguing, but I then saw it compared to Sycomore and Encre Noire. Are there actually similarities?
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    This was planned for next month, but a 30mL bottle popped up and I grabbed it right away. It's my understanding that the 30mL is discontinued, and I had expected to have to pay about about 50% more...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2019

    Honestly, I'll agree with everyone saying that they're not good value purchases. You're generally not getting something twice as good as what you can buy for half the price. But they are damn fine...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2019

    Roja Danger pour Homme Parfum 50mL

    https://perfumeuae.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/roja-dangermen.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought March 2019

    I'm guessing it hasn't been reformulated. But, even if it has, I'm in good shape for a while. My original bottle has a 2015 batch code. My two backups arrived today, and they both have 2014 codes.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2019

    Puredistance Black has been on my list of future purchases for a long time now (currently pencilled in for later this year). Aenotus looks very intriguing as well.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2019

    Two backup bottles of my most worn scent by far, Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver 100mL

    https://d3pllp7nz3wmw5.cloudfront.net/product_images/22342840105-1_FULL.jpg
  18. Re: How the hell did Roja Dove get away with his 50ml for the price of 100 "offer"?

    I have 61 fragrances in my wardrobe. Ignore the two or three that I pretty much never wear, and a few more that I will only wear 2 - 3 times a year, and I still have far more than I can make...
  19. Re: How the hell did Roja Dove get away with his 50ml for the price of 100 "offer"?

    Is the OP possibly confusing EDP and Parfum prices?

    I'm looking at Danger pour Homme on the Roja website now. 50mL EDP is £245 and 50mL Parfum is £375.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2019

    Kingdom of Bahrain arrived today. I forgot to mention when I posted earlier, that it would be arriving with the following samples:


    Amouge Epic Man
    Amouge Bracken Man
    Amouge Honour Man
    ...
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    Re: Should be more love for the Basenotes wardrobe!

    It's a bit more work, but you can go to SOTD, click "Your Most Worn" and then select "All Time" to get an equivalent.

    Edit: Ok, and I just realised I was replying to a four year old comment, and...
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    Re: Today I bought February 2019

    First purchase in some months. Roja Dove Kingdom of Bahrain 50mL.

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.48268.jpg
  23. Re: 2018 In Review: Your most worn, honorable mentions, and whatever else inspired you this year

    Ten or more wears for me this year:



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    Bel Ami Vetiver by Hermès
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    I see Kingdom of Bahrain has been added. There is an error in the "About Kingdom of Bahrain" section, where it is referred to as Kingdom of Saudi Bahrain. Most likely my fault, since I submitted via...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    The other Gulf States seem to be there, but Kingdom of Bahrain is still missing. I submitted it via the form about six weeks ago.
  26. Poll: Re: Have a date tonight need help me choosing a cologne

    Maybe she likes MMA?
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    Re: Tauer bottles, question?

    If I push my ACDD cap on securely, I can most likely use the cap to safely place the bottle on the shelf. However, if I at any later point try to lift it by the cap, the bottle will drop out after a...
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    Re: Tauer bottles, question?

    My ACDD cap does not fit securely.
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    Re: Today I bought October 2018

    As always, the hednic seal of approval is appreciated. :cool:
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    Re: Today I bought October 2018

    Caron L'Anarchiste 125mL.

    This one is an adventurous blind buy. I'm usually pretty confident when I buy without testing first, but this one is a little risky, I think.
    ...
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    Re: Your Most Worn September 2018

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    Bel Ami Vetiver by Hermès
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  32. Thread: Beaufort.

    by PhilX
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    Re: Beaufort.

    Interesting. Tonnere is on my list of gunpowder frags that I want to get around to trying. Sounds like Iron Duke should be on that list too.
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    Re: Today I bought September 2018

    Guerlain Habit Rouge EDP 100mL.

    Blind buy, but fairly confident it will be wearable at least, if not amazing. Took a little while to decide between EDP and EDT, but if this goes down well I will...
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    Most Worn -- August 2018

    Your most worn for August.

    Two wears or more for me this month. Eau Sauvage, 1899 and Anubis were new this month, the others are part of my regular rotation.



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    Re: What are your favorite dry fragrances?

    Tauer Au Coer du Desert is definitely the first thing that springs to mind when talking about dry fragrances.

    Roja Dove Fetish and Puredistance M have somewhat similar dry spices.
  36. Re: Your "Hall of Fame" Fragrances (criteria explained inside)

    Fragrances in my collection matching the criteria:


    Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver
    Chanel Antaeus
    Xerjoff Kobe
    Puredistance M
    Roja Dove Fetish Pour Homme Parfum
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    Re: [Article] The Ten Best Perfumes for Men

    It's entirely possible that whoever wrote the article had nothing to do with selecting the art.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2018

    So, a couple of hours in and my Anubis is a little lighter and easier wearing than I was expecting, but it's definitely still smoky tar and leather. There are occasional hints of something softer and...
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    Re: Winter Fragrance and Compliments

    Seconding (thirding, fourthing):
    * Chanel Egoiste
    * Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    On a similar note to those two, also Histoires de Parfums 1899.

    Farenheit Parfum is also a good suggestion.

    Lubin...
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    Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver vs Dior Homme Parfum ?

    I'm sure they do, but you're not asking if women wear it, you're asking if it is marketed as a male fragrance. I'm telling you that it is part of their male line.

    Personally, I consider DHP much...
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    Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver vs Dior Homme Parfum ?

    Dior Homme = Dior Man. Literally. Whether you find it masculine is a personal decision, but it's certainly marketed as such.
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    Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver vs Dior Homme Parfum ?

    Bel Ami Vetiver is vastly more masculine and just generally better, IMO. DHP does have better longevity, but BAV isn't bad in that regard.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2018

    I'll check back in after mine arrives. Although, I'm not particularly adept at identifying or describing notes.

    I can say that the sample I received from Luckyscent was definitely smoky and tarry,...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2018

    Interesting. The place I bought from has the old version as the image, but I'm guessing it's just a stock photo. They also list notes that imply original, but I'm still guessing from past experience...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2018

    So I see. :)

    It's been on my list for quite a while, and I probably would have ended up blind-buying it regardless, but I managed to acquire a sample a couple months back, and I was very happy...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2018

    It seems to go in and out of stock regularly. Was planning to pick this up next month, but when I saw it in stock, couldn't help myself.

    Dior Eau Sauvage EDP 50mL (current formulation).
    ...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2018

    I managed to make it through July without a purchase (although I kind of cheated and did make an impulse buy right at the end of June).

    Anyway, August brings me:

    Papillon Anubis 50mL...
  48. Thread: Your Big Three

    by PhilX
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    Re: Your Big Three

    Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver
    Puredistance M
    Roja Dove Fetish Parfum
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    Most Worn -- July 2018

    Your most worn for July.

    Two or more wears for me this month:



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    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/100/26140416-6163.jpg
    Bel Ami Vetiver by Hermès
    5 wears
  50. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    We have remarkably similar wardrobes. I'll be taking your Eau Sauvage Parfum.
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    Re: Most worn - June 2018

    I made an effort to avoid duplicates this month. Bel Ami Vetiver is my Tuesday frag, so it will always make it in, and Puredistance M is there because it's one of three in my Thursday rotation. Idole...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2018

    I wasn't meant to be making any more purchases until August, but Amouage Interlude Man 50mL is on my list for purchase later this year and just popped up at 27% off.
    ...
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    Re: Help Please Experienced Buyers!

    Hold it up to a bright light. The bottle isn't actually opaque.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2018

    Cheers. I suspect I would have preferred the old EDT but, alas, it is no more, and sourcing a legitimate vintage is more effort than I'm willing to make.
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    Re: Most worn May '18

    Two or more wears for May for me.




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    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/100/26140416-6163.jpg
    Bel Ami Vetiver by Hermès
    4 wears
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    Re: Today I bought June 2018

    Xerjoff Ivory Route 50mL and Lubin Idole EDP 100mL

    https://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/63208.jpg?width=400&404=product.png...
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    Re: Mefisto Xerjoff or silver mountain water

    In amongst the people who just say which they prefer, or tell you to wear something completely and utterly unrelated to the topic, you'll often find a few people who actually explain the differences...
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    Re: Is there a "fresher" version of Tuscan Leather?

    Atelier Cologne Oud Saphir is very similar to TL, but a slightly lighter suede note and more fruit.
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    Re: Hiding certain topics or user(s)

    I did some testing for you.

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    Re: Hiding certain topics or user(s)

    You can add an offending user to your ignore list, but I'm pretty sure that any threads they start (and the thread titles) will still show up.

    I don't actually use block/ignore lists, but you'll...
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    Re: Considering Pour Monsieur EDP

    I find the EDT has very little projection but, as a result, I feel safe applying it reasonably heavily, and get excellent longevity out of it. It's one of my favourite frags for sweltering hot days,...
  62. Thread: Tom Ford Noir

    by PhilX
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir

    The only one I've tried is Noir Extreme, which I quite like, although I wish it had a bit more longevity.

    If there was a gourmand scale with LIDG at one end and Spice Bomb at the other, Noir...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2018

    Cheers. :)
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    Re: Today I bought May 2018

    Basenotes has voted, and I have decided to follow the will of the mob this month.

    Amouage Jubilation XXV 100mL and Gucci Guilty Absolute 50mL.

    The Jubilation 100mL cost exactly the same as the...
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    Re: Most Worn -- April 2018

    It was a genuine question. :) I hadn't considered layering as one of the explanations. Thanks for your answer. Carry on.
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    Re: Most Worn -- April 2018

    82 wears in 30 days (plus whatever didn't make the top 10)? Are you changing fragrance every three or four hours? :shocked:
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    Re: Xerjoff Kobe discontinnued.........?

    I picked up a 10mL decant late last year, which I expect to last a while, but I fully intended to buy a full bottle when it runs out. I might have to find a way to squeeze it into my purchase list...
  68. Re: Hot weather citrus/floral with an alluring base (creamy sandalwood? Silky clean musk?) ...?

    I read the subject line and immediately thought Xerjoff Kobe. It's neroli top notes that dry down to a more subdued, magnificent, slightly musky base.
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    Most Worn -- April 2018

    Most worn for April 2018.

    2 wears or more for me:



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    Bel Ami Vetiver by Hermès
    3 wears
  70. Re: Recommend Me A Heavy Cedar Dominated Scent With Good Longevity & On The Cheapish Side.

    Excellent frag, but I wouldn't call it long lasting.
  71. Re: Recommend Me A Heavy Cedar Dominated Scent With Good Longevity & On The Cheapish Side.

    The cedar may not be dominant enough for you, but Lubin Le Vetiver Itasca may meet your requirements.
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    Re: L`Air du Desert Marocain by Tauer

    I've never tried LADDM, but I have had no issues wearing Au Coer du Desert in the heat.
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    Re: What's your favorite Nerolli frag.?

    Xerjoff Kobe, which is the only neroli scent I own. In general I have no interest in wearing white florals, but the musky dry-down is excellent and, as mentioned upthread, it has some mammoth staying...
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    Poll: Re: Pointless Comparions [What to buy next]

    Yes, hence "Pointless Comparison". But people here love a chance to tell other people what frags to buy. ;)
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    Poll: Re: Pointless Comparions [What to buy next]

    Nice call. I checked some reviews; l'Homme Sage will not be purchased, but it will almost certainly make it into the samples bundled with Option 2.
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    Poll: Pointless Comparions [What to buy next]

    So, I've decided I need to back off on some planned purchases next month, as I'm throwing too much money at frags. I will still buy all of these, but I'm going to delay one purchase for a month. So,...
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    Re: Would you buy yourself a perfume if ...

    Points 1 and 3 seem contradictory to me. If I feel like it's "not me" then I wouldn't "like it a lot" after having worn it. In any event, if I like it enough to go through a 5mL sample in any...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Parfum strength Roja Dove seems to be nigh impossible to get into Australia. I was able to sample Enigma EDP via Luckyscent, and then ordered the Parfum via eBay. Maybe I just don't recall just how...
  79. Re: Is Gucci Guilty Absolute really as good as the reviews ?

    For whatever reason, this wasn't even on my radar until this thread. So, thanks. It's now on my list. :)
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    Re: Today I bought April 2018

    Comme des Garçons 2 Man 50mL
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    Re: Most worn - March 2018

    Two or more wears for March. Roja Dove Fetish should also have made the list with 2, but the SOTD feature didn't include 1 March in the "last month" summary.



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    Re: Today I bought March 2018

    If it doesn't get delayed by Easter too much, should be in my hands some time next week :)

    It seems the only way I can get Roja in Parfum strength in Australia is via eBay, but I seem to have...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2018

    Roja Dove Creation-E (Enigma) Parfum 50mL

    https://images.bonanzastatic.com/afu/images/3724/0980/09/ee1.jpg
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    Re: EAU SAUVAGE (type) fragrances suggestions.

    Xerjoff Fiero is very similar to Eau Sauvage. It's a little less effervescent, but much longer lasting.

    Edit: Just noticed you were looking for comparisons to Eau Sauvage Parfum. I should clarify...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2018

    L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme EDT 100mL and Chanel Pour Monsieur EDP 75mL.

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/375x500.43001.jpg
    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/375x500.44762.jpg
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    Re: Most worn February 2018

    Two wears or more for February:



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    Bel Ami Vetiver by Hermès
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    Re: Do I want Hermes Bel Ami?

    I'd say it lasted 3 or 4 hours, then I noticed it occasionally for the next 3-ish hours. It's now nine hours, and if I stick my nose down my shirt and have a sniff, I get a bit of a whiff of it. I...
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    Re: Do I want Hermes Bel Ami?

    So, I've been wearing it today. Overall, it hasn't lived up to the hype, but I don't regret the purchase.

    I can see the similarities to M and Fetish, although those two are richer and more...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thanking you both. :)
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    I haven't given Journey Man a full wear yet -- I tried a sample a while ago, and one spray on the arm today when I got my hands on the bottle. I can't really even compare it to other Amouages for...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    My collection has been growing absurdly rapidly, but I think things should start slowing down now.

    The crowded cupboard:
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    The decants living upstairs from the crowded cupboard:
    78388
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  92. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Fahrenheit le Parfum -- blind buy. Initial test spray immediately left me absolutely stunned by it's perfection. Within a few minutes, I was significantly less impressed, and it was just reminding me...
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    Re: Do I want Hermes Bel Ami?

    So, my 2010-12 has arrived. I've had a quick single spray test. A little less potent than I was expecting, and I'd say less impressive than either M or Fetish, but, at a fifth of the price of either...
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    Re: Are these two the same??

    Batch code on the eBay listing (7Q03) indicates that it's the 2017 Eau Sauvage Parfum -- so, yes, the same.

    I'll leave it to others to discuss the differences between 2017 and the previous...
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    Re: Today I bought February 2018

    Approx 50mL of 2010-12 Hermes Bel Ami (used, in original bottle).
    http://www.nuochoa4u.com/images/product/15/Hermes-Belami-1306-2-15.JPG
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    Re: Do I want Hermes Bel Ami?

    I pulled the trigger. I will, of course, report back on my thoughts.

    And, I will certainly keep an eye out for a good deal on the shaker bottle.
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    Re: Do I want Hermes Bel Ami?

    My love of Bel Ami Vetiver is what started all this.

    Being in Australia, the shipping often makes smaller purchases far less financially attractive.

    At this stage, I'm leaning back towards...
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    Re: Do I want Hermes Bel Ami?

    Now your pushing me back in the other direction. Why can't we all just agree on an objective truth about fragrances? :undecided:

    I'm definitely passing on the 2010-12. If I'm going to do this, it...
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    Re: Do I want Hermes Bel Ami?

    Thanks for the perspective. It also appears that the version I am looking at is slightly reformulated, slightly lighter version of the very original, with cardamon being replaced by cumin. The true...
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    Do I want Hermes Bel Ami?

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