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    Re: Help me choose.....

    Fahrenheit by a huge margin
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    Re: The best Creed Vetiver 1948 alternative?

    I've found nothing similar

    I wish Creed would 'unvault' as I loved wearing it
  3. Re: Whatís the essence of sex in your opinion for a manís scent?

    Muscs Koublai Khan
  4. Re: Grand Slam by Gainsborough ... Anything Anyone ?

    No, zilch.

    Only -- G Man, Silver Line and Exception

    You have a very rare one there :thumbsup:
  5. Re: Fragances that are on par or stronger than Amouage Beach Hut Man for Summer ?

    Xerjoff 1861 (Renaissance)

    Bleecker Street

    Both powerhouses that work great in summer
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    Re: Best ROSE themed fragrance for men/uni

    Rosissimo
  7. Thread: Ski Holiday

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    Re: Ski Holiday

    From your list, I would select Aventus for the skiing and TF Noir Extreme for the 'apres'
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    Re: Some powdery fragrances

    You have picked out some gorgeous ones there -- especially the Villoresi.

    But I find your selections too feminine for me to wear (but that's my problem, I suppose)

    A powdery masculine is...
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    Re: Everybody Hates Hugo Boss

    I really like Baldessarini -- it has a 'classic' feel to it. It was made for the boss of Boss, so it had to be a 'step-up' really

    I don't like any other Boss fragrance although I thought 'The...
  10. Re: Do You Agree That You Are Not a True Fraghead if You Are Not Into Niche?

    You women should really stop 'sitting on the fence' with your opinions :grin:
  11. Re: Fruity BUT non sticky nor overly sweet fragrances

    Aventus

    Pulp

    Mure et Musc (and Extreme version)

    Peau de Peche by Keiko Mercheri (fearful of a reformulation though)
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    Re: Off-the-radar spicy roses

    Lovely

    A couple more --

    Rose of No Mans Land - Byredo

    Opus X - Amouage
  13. Re: Classics must for classic lovers collectors ( curent in production, available in markets )

    The Third Man - Caron

    Romeo Gigli by Romeo Gigli
  14. Re: Do You Agree That You Are Not a True Fraghead if You Are Not Into Niche?

    In reality, I suspect there are gradations and progressions to even being a 'fraghead'

    only if you want to make them though
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    Re: best marine niche?

    +1 -- Fantastic choice

    Unfairly maligned for it's animalic properties imo
  16. Re: What is your favourite "female" branded fragrance?

    Bandit

    I mean, c'mon fellas -- these are the basenotes, BOOM!

    Leather, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ambergris, Patchouli, Myrrh, Castoreum, Oakmoss, Musk, Civet
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    Re: Gimme Strawberry!

    I hear ya.

    Bryant Park is a gorgeous tart/sour mix of rhubarb and raspberry and I'm sure that men do/would wear it.
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    Re: Gimme Strawberry!

    You may have to quit the chase

    Strawberry is a very feminine note imo
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    Re: Extremely Hot Weather Fragrances

    Noble XX1 Art Deco Cypress - Clive Christian

    Cold - hits hard.

    Ok, it costs a lot but you only live once
  20. Re: Recommendations for a fresh, green, light vetiver?

    Le Vetiver - Lubin

    Vetiver - L.T.Piver

    Both incredibly likeable and sexy imo
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    Re: Gourmand Pancakes

    Yes, I do also. It has quite a dessert smell.
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    Re: best marine niche?

    I always big up Fleurs de Sel by Miller Harris with this question

    The problem I find with 'marines' is they invariably contain calone, which I hate
  23. Re: "Oriental" fragrances: NY Times magazine article

    chypre - from the French word for Cyprus

    not sure this helps...... :happy:
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    Re: The great "mass market" ambergris scents

    And I've given you an example
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    Re: The great "mass market" ambergris scents

    Hey fellas - if its affordable it ain't Ambergris, which apart from being too expensive is not consistent in it's smell. It depends how long the vomit has been immersed in the sea.

    It's Ambroxan...
  26. Re: "Oriental" fragrances: NY Times magazine article

    The problem is that Oriental also refers to ethnicity but I don't think the word is perceived by Asian people as pejorative, just antiquated. Trying to stay 'woke' when referring to ethnicity is sort...
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    Poll: Re: Aquatic fougeres: your favourite?

    Oh - Yerbamate does tend to polarise -- in fact, I wasn't that keen when I first tested but have grown to love it.

    Same happened when I tested Aura Maris -- I placed it in 'aquatic' genre, which...
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    Re: My Acqua Di Gio is fake ?

    It's pukka then - relax
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    Poll: Re: Aquatic fougeres: your favourite?

    Yerbamate - Villoresi

    Garrigue - MPG

    Off your list and not sure they quite fit the classification but they are both certainly refreshing, handsome fougeres that I reckon can can be found for...
  30. Re: What would you consider the most masculine summer scent?

    Sunday Cologne / Fantastic Man - Byredo

    Just beautiful and lasts well for a cologne
  31. Re: is there a scientific word for a killer skin reaction ?

    More than likely just different skin types causing this

    This article may help a bit
    https://www.byrdie.com/why-does-perfume-smell-different-on-everyone

    Byrdie isn't a bad website actually --...
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    Re: Blue freshy with a nice dry down?

    Carven L'Eau Intense --- but maybe a green freshy with a lovely drydown as it's quite minty uptop.

    I got a bottle from House of Fraser a couple of years ago for about £30 in a sale.

    Form the...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum

    I would find it difficult to wear in any season -- the fragrance needs opening up imo.

    I'm not certain I'd feel the same if Dior Homme and DH Intense weren't around as they are very close to...
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    Re: Vintage Joop! Homme supposed to be this color?

    I only remember a couple of shades of radioactive pink

    Maybe some maceration has taken place and made it nicer?
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    Re: Newbie Scent Help

    Black Phantom
    Intoxicated
    Light My Fire

    all Kilian fragrances. All overpriced though
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    Re: Anyone tried this new one....What the heck!!

    that Reddit 'crappyoffbrands' thread also contains a photo of some HOGO BOOS merchandise :embarassed:
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    Re: Question About Expensive Fragrances

    A rough breakdown on a bog standard £100 fragrance sold in a store. The product itself is the least valuable part.
    Creed/Amouage/ Clive Christian/Xerjoff, etc may use better quality...
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    Re: Sample Advice to a Newbie

    If you like Atman Xaman, I recommend you try Cuir Cuba Intense by Nicolai and Tabacco Toscano by Santa Maria Novella

    I love them both and are in the same ballpark
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    Re: Question about Versace L'homme

    What a beauty -- those were the days when some thought and care went into designer fragrances, i.e. L'Homme had a distinct top, heart and base.

    Nowadays, the majority pretty much smell the same...
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    Re: Anyone tried this new one....What the heck!!

    https://www.reddit.com/r/crappyoffbrands/comments/mukpi2/whatsapp_perfume_is_actually/

    Has its own thread on Reddit -- some funny comments
  41. Thread: flower crisis.

    by Kaern
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    Re: flower crisis.

    You've come to the right place :wink:
  42. Re: Pls help identify this perfume display in a dept.Store

    I'm furiously backpedalling here

    I've never seen that Aramis packaging in the UK though
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    Re: Louis Vuitton bottles

    Have just checked Cactus Garden -- the sprayer is visible ok. Has a nice magnetic cap also.
  44. Re: Pls help identify this perfume display in a dept.Store

    It's not Aramis packaging -- they were never uniform
  45. Re: Pls help identify this perfume display in a dept.Store

    Maybe it's a provincial brand?

    The packaging and bottles ring no bells with me
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    Re: The Smell of Communism

    Yes, these formed major parts of the Marx/Engels ideology
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    Re: Helmut Lang Cuiron or CdG Sequoia?

    Are you sure you are a leather fan? I mean, Knize Ten has to be one of the best of the genre. Sequoia is all about wood and Cuiron is a very mild take on leather -- it smells of suede. Both very nice...
  48. Re: Hickory?.... hardly hear about it in perfumery.

    Oh Yeah -- Bacon Pour Homme with added Hickory smoke!

    What's not to like? :beer:
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    Re: NEW: Tauer Perfumes -Cologne du Maghreb-

    There was a lot of buzz pre-release though -- it was well signposted, which may not have helped in the end. The expectations were high.

    Apart from the fab opening, which is bright, fresh and...
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    Re: Could you please rank these classic fragrances?

    Oh, it's lovely and surprisingly long-lasting for a 'cologne'
  51. Poll: Re: What's better between these Chanel and Paco Rabanne fragrances?

    I think least worst would be more apt. I suppose Bleu
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    Re: NEW: Tauer Perfumes -Cologne du Maghreb-

    Obviously Tauer's fragrances smell differently but there seems to be a certain 'sameness' in the majority of them, i.e. in the way they are constructed or the inclusion of a particular ingredient --...
  53. Thread: Creed colognes

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    Re: Creed colognes

    Aventus Original

    The rest are nowhere...
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    Re: What is this sharp, peppery wood smell called?

    DIY would know -- you'd be better off posting there
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    Re: Could you please rank these classic fragrances?

    It's my fault -- I missed the word 'classic'

    I was wondering why you would choose No.89 over say Floris's 1962
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    Re: Could you please rank these classic fragrances?

    Your selections seem a bit unadventurous -- especially if your career has taken off
  57. Thread: Carnal flower

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    Re: Carnal flower

    1. Cedre - Serge Lutens
    2. Beyond Love - Kilian
    3. Carnal Flower

    In that order for me. I've worn all three and I'm quite gendercentric (new word).
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    Re: Latest Clive Christian - Matsukita!

    Oh dear - I'm out then

    Jasmine is always a problem for men, I think, even more than tuberose.

    For instance, I love A La Nuit but couldn't wear it in public.
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    Re: The worst fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Matin Calin Sugar Milk - Comptoir Sud Pacifique

    When the baby throws up on you -- that's it, right there!
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    Re: Roja Dove vs Creed

    Ha Ha ! You've made my day
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    Re: Your top 5 "must haves"

    I'd have to have these -- I'd just swap Bergamatto for Santal Noble
  62. Re: B Never Too Busy to be Beautiful to close at year end

    Didn't Gorilla or Lush take over their fragrances -- it was always a bit muddled
  63. Re: Circus Fantasy is latest fragrance from Britney Spears

    Raspberry - Violet Candy - Cream Musk

    100ml for £13.00. It sounds classy

    I thought it might be like Dzing !
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    Re: Anything close to Marc Jacobs Bang?

    I like Bang and Bang Bang

    Black Peppercorn by Molton Brown is a nice variation and not expensive
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    Re: Frederic Malle vs......

    most Designer mall fodder is better than Monsieur imo
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    Re: Last purchase for a long time.

    A classy 'fruitchouli' with a bit of bite to it. Easily unisex. I dunno, I just thought it worked better on me than the male version. It certainly turned a few heads.
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    Re: Last purchase for a long time.

    Lovely on the two B's -- I purchased Sunshine Woman instead of Man though. Just a personal preference.
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    Re: Best Myrrh Focused Menís Fragrances?

    Yes,I know what you mean, but when a fragrance uses frankincense also and especially the note/accord that Amouage use, I think it is hard to separate the myrrh note. It has a quite distinctive...
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    Re: Which should be my next purchase of two?

    Rien for me also
  70. Re: Why is the Iris note different in Prada L'homme and Dior Homme?

    I think Prada didn't want to be accused of producing an exact copy of Dior Homme so they omitted the 'lipstick' factor
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    Re: Best Myrrh Focused Menís Fragrances?

    I received a lovely present some years back --- Eau d'Iparie from L'Occitane -- contains a lovely prominent Myrrh note. Not sure if it's still around.
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    Re: Aramis: has the end of this classic arrived?

    The Aramis line is almost always difficult to find in big stores. The bottles are usually squirreled away, practically out of sight - literally gathering dust, almost an embarrassment.

    It's a...
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    Re: Black orchid niche or designer?

    Hmmm -- a new genre is needed -- 'Trashy Niche'?
  74. Re: I think Rive Gauche PH is overrated. Is something wrong with me?

    Yes, there is. Please seek professional help.
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    Re: Tom ford for men extreme

    +1

    I like the faint smell of plum in TFE. It projects well on me.

    98 Euros seems steep though -- for his 'second string'
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    Re: Tried some scents this weekend

    I really like masc Pluriel

    I think it is the best fragrance FK has created
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    Re: Destroy a fragrance name with one letter

    Vodka on the Cocks - Kilian

    Bruv - Faberge
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    Re: My week with some great cheapies!

    SFPH and Presence are easy likes -- a little simplistic imo but very wearable
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    Re: Most Overrated Discontinued Frags?

    I'm a bit puzzled that By (Dolce & Gabbana) has been suggested, Is it just because of the price being asked?

    I liked it very much but it didn't last long, so for me it was underrated at the time...
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    Re: Is this for real?

    I like the stained cellophane and torn off price tag

    I wonder what it smells like?
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    Poll: Re: Which fragrance is better out of these?

    For me -- they both suck
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    Re: Most Overrated Discontinued Frags?

    Habit Rouge Sport

    I think it's gone now anyway. Difficult to judge whether it was overrated -- it was hyped a bit.

    The whole concept was awful imo and I don't think the fragrance worked.
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    Re: Elysium Parfum Cologne - Is This a Joke?

    I remember about 10 years ago being at Harrods when Roja was 'walking' the Ground Floor Perfumery, pushing three of his early ones --- Scandal, Danger and Diaghilev. They were about £200 a pop then....
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    Re: Fragrance recommendation for meditation

    Lavender is allegedly calming.

    Not my favourite note but I do like wearing Antiheros by ELdO
  85. Re: Sprayer producing mist only on every second pump

    That's surrealism for you
  86. Re: If Juice Comes Out On The First Spray Does That Mean The Bottle Is A Return And Has Been Used ?

    s'what I was thinking -- some quality control testing

    seems random though
  87. Re: Jo Malone | British Collection 2021 | Marmalade Cologne

    I wouldn't mind the coffret for summer. Blackberry & Bay is very refreshing cut through with grapefruit. Even the photo looks zingy!

    Thanks for the heads up!
  88. Re: Fragrances similar to Grey Flannel in vibe or style

    Violent Violet!!

    Personally, I don't like the smell of it, but to answer your question, I think Kiton Men is similar with Kiton Black being a more subdued version (but darker).
  89. Re: Green, Coniferous, and Forest - please critique my wish list

    Personally, I would ditch Vol de Nuit and Zagorsk and maybe add Dior's Granville

    Apart from that, your choices are sound imo
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    Re: Any fans of Dolce Gabbana K parfum version?

    can't be bothered. For me, it's just Mall fodder for spotty teens. You can tell that by the look of it.

    The opening isn't half bad but after a few minutes, it just collapses.

    A 'fake' fragrance
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    Re: Is this how you pronounce Loewe?

    It's 'luvvy' dahling!
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    Re: Bought a fake perfume

    What type of analysis did you carry out to prove it was a fake?
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    Re: Tom Ford Oud range

    I have to give props to Tom Ford for Oud Wood -- it is the only real 'oud' I have ever enjoyed wearing
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    Re: What are your thoughts on L'Envol???

    I really liked it at first, but I got bored with it quite quickly -- can't explain
  95. Re: Tom Ford 'Resort Collection' - return of Neroli Portofino & Mandarino Acqua, Oud Minerale & more

    I think I paid £85 for 50ml of Tobacco Vanille in 2007. It should be called the Tom Ford 'Renaissance' line.

    For me, it's a positive move -- it would be nice to think more of the Private Blend...
  96. Re: PS fine cologne - any modern niche takes in this profile?

    I'm not sure why you would want to splash out on a niche fragrance that smells anything like PSFC ? (if one exists)

    You'd pay north of £100 to smell cheap and dated?
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    Re: How do I remove the chemical smell in perfume

    Most half-decent fragrances should lose any chemical smell in the heart and base.

    But, yeah, some don't unfortunately.
  98. Re: Is It Really Bad to Wear Winter Fragrances During Hot Weather?

    Personally, I wouldn't want to be wearing heavy, sweet gourmands in a humid climate. Probably a bit sickly.

    I'd prefer sharp citruses or chypres to cut through the heat.
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    Re: New Amouage: Material and Boundless

    Holy Moly -- Boundless looks bonkers good! Must try.

    Material sounds 'hippyish'

    Thanks
  100. Re: I think it's time to change perfume - Parfums de Marly?

    Pretentious? Moi?
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