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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Sauvage again :huh:
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    Re: Rich, Green & Masculine

    It doesn't get as much praise as it deserves, but my initial suggestion was to suggest Chanel's Platinum Egoiste.

    Another really good one in this area, albeit on the smoky side, is Czech &...
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    Re: best aromatic designer fragrance

    +1 to all of

    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Cartier Declaration
    Dior Eau Sauvage
    Tom Ford Fougere d'Argent
  4. Thread: Creed colognes

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    Re: Creed colognes

    A) I'll take original Aventus over the Cologne any day
    B) Viking Cologne over Viking easily
    C) Aventus -> Viking Cologne -> [plenty of other Creeds] -> Viking (for the dry down, not the moth-ball...
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    Re: Platinum Egoists vs Egoiste

    I like both and Iím beginning to think owning both is worth it. Egoiste for colder months; Platinum for other times. For some reason Iím currently on a high with Platinum. I have no idea why the...
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    Re: Xerjoff White Outer Box

    I recall receiving a Xerjoff from Harvey Nichs which came in the fancy outer white box. It may have been from the JTC collection. I did have one from the Shooting Stars range long before that and it...
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    [UK] Re: Rumís Huge Clear-out

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  8. Thread: Rumís UK swaps

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  9. Thread: Bleu De Chanel

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    Re: Bleu De Chanel

    I would say there is a difference and it is noticeable. If you wear both regularly, you will begin to see some of the differences.

    Personally I find the Parfum the woodiest of the bunch, whereas...
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    Re: tom ford tobacco vanille

    That's actually quite an accurate description - a clash of notes rather than a blend. It's almost like tobacco and vanilla are sat on top of each other rather than mingling together, right?

    My...
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    Re: tom ford tobacco vanille

    I've been in this 'game' for a little over a decade now and I have never been able to understand the fuss about TV. I find it quite off-putting.
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    Re: Reformulations done well on vintage gems?

    Would have to agree 100% with all of the above.

    Proper vintage Antaeus is nice, but with current versions as strong as they are (they are still noticeable as Antaeus), there seems little point to...
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    Re: The Quest for Tobacco

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    D&G The One for Men EdP. Everything from the ginger in the opening to the amber-cedar dry down makes this one very easy to wear. The tobacco is unobtrusive and it never feels overwhelming...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    For some reason I thought Creed Viking Cologne was already listed, but it hasn't been mentioned in this thread thus far.

    https://www.basenotes.net/threads/485968-New-for-2021-Creed-Viking-Cologne...
  15. Re: Which Hermes masculines should one buy ahead of H24?

    I admit the opening wasn't bad with the florals, but it didn't settle down well enough for me to justify buying. After all, if you don't like the longest lasting aspect, there is little point.
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    Re: New for 2021 - Creed Viking Cologne

    Only time will tell - the card I sprayed is still smelling nicely but not projecting as much as say BR540 or even Aventus.



    Definitely :thumbsup:
    You can always buy a scent whilst trying it...
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    Re: New for 2021 - Creed Viking Cologne

    I finally got to try it and have to say the comparisons to a fresh version of original Terre d’Hermes is not half bad.

    I’ve only had one spritz for now but longevity does seem to be a thumbs down...
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    Re: Armaf 'Milestone' EDP

    15R01 sounds familiar - think that's the one I have. Tempting as it is to just buy it, I am totally against blind buys :laugh:
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    Re: Armaf 'Milestone' EDP

    Got to agree with this. Older MI batches do not age well and can turn a little bit metallic-like in the top notes. I suppose it's always a risk with citrus-fresh fragrances.



    I don't know about...
  20. Re: Which Hermes masculines should one buy ahead of H24?

    I would certainly take a look at Terre d'Hermes (original EdT or Pure Parfum in my opinion - nothing else) if you haven't tried it already. Depending on your climate, one may work better than the...
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    Re: Armaf 'Milestone' EDP

    Think it's time I tried Milestone - I've owned and have worn MI on and off since about 2011. So long as you can get a good batch of MI, it's a benchmark summer holiday scent (so forget about wearing...
  22. [UK] Rum's Affordable Splits of Expensive Fragrances

    All splits are decanted fresh (usually on day of purchase) and come in a plastic, refillable, spray atomiser. I have priced-up 10ml sizes for now, but could do other sizes in future (e.g. 60ml)....
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    Re: Dior home sport help

    Quite a few alternatives actually that to me smell very close to the Dior:

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne (as has been recommended plenty of times already)
    John Varvatos Artisan
    Maison...
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    Re: Rank the best Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrances

    It's been a while since I commented in this thread and as my tastes have changed since then, my list now goes something like this:

    1. Amyris Homme EdT (close enough to being a signature scent for...
  25. Re: Fragrances you notice have the most inconsistency bottle to bottle?

    It's going to be hard to pick one specific fragrance for me, but I will say it will be 'something from Creed'.

    Aventus could well be the obvious candidate here, although more recent batches seem...
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    [UK] Re: Rumís Huge Clear-out

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  27. Thread: Rumís UK swaps

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  28. Re: How is the current formulation of Platinum Egoiste?

    Managed to get hold of a sample of the vintage last year (thanks to a generous Basenoter) and currently own the modern version as well.

    The current stuff is definitely the same scent under the...
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    Re: Best aquatic / fresh ambergris fragrances

    I think the suggestion above for MFK is a good one. I personally would look at Petit Matin. The dry down is just pure ambrox (i.e. ambergris accord), but mixed with the freshness and florals in the...
  30. Re: What's the brightest/liveliest/cheeriest fun scent for a larger than life character?

    Good point; this one always gives me happy and cheerful memories because I associate it with holidays so much.
  31. Re: What's the brightest/liveliest/cheeriest fun scent for a larger than life character?

    OMG! This brings back a lot of memories. Haven't seen this one mentioned in a long time on these forums!
  32. Re: B Never Too Busy to be Beautiful to close at year end

    Grant, you startled me for a moment. I thought I finally managed to get my time machine to work!
  33. Thread: Rumís UK swaps

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    [UK] Re: Rumís UK swaps

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  34. Re: Why is the Iris note different in Prada L'homme and Dior Homme?

    Good point red.
    Two examples come to mind accordingly: Creed MI and Amyris Homme.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 28th April, 2021

    What a wonderful set-up!!
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    Re: Tom ford for men extreme

    Quite so. This is where posting links to individual Basenotes directory entries is invaluable.
  37. Re: Why is the Iris note different in Prada L'homme and Dior Homme?

    Most 'notes' listed in perfumes are effects of notes (or accords) publicised mostly by marketing teams.

    However, the ingredients used to create those notes are likely created in different ways. So...
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    Re: Best Myrrh Focused Menís Fragrances?

    Are you saying ESP is a well-blended scent? It's a cacophony of (scented) notes in my opinion and it does not work well whichever way one looks at it.



    +1 on this. Very under-rated scent.

    I...
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    Re: Harrods 10% off until Aplril 25th

    I don't think Chanel comes up on any searches at Harrods and this is the case with many other sites that sell the brand this side of the pond (Feelunique, The Perfume Shop, The Fragrance Shop, to...
  40. Thread: TF Black Orchid

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    Moderator Message

    You already asked this question in another thread that you just created.

    Cross posting is not permitted on Basenotes - Section 2.3
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    Re: Current Antaeus formulation...

    Well that's the easy part then. You just need to go to a Chanel counter.
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    I finally got my nose on it. I liked it, especially the opening, but I am not entirely sure this settles down very well. The florals were quite stunning but I really need to spend more time with it...
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    Re: Current Antaeus formulation...

    Assuming they haven't been tampered with/refilled, then yes.
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    Re: New for 2021 - Creed Viking Cologne

    Hmmm... probably not going to hold my breath about this one then. Best part of original Viking was the spice and the dry down. Just couldn't get past that mothball, pseudo eucalyptus thing going on...
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    Re: When you need the BIG bottle

    Strangely this is often the case with this particular brand.
    And with places like All Beauty doing regular 'sales' for AdP, it's actually quite an affordable way to get a lot of juice if there's...
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    Re: When you need the BIG bottle

    For me, I'll only get the larger sizes when I know I will use up the juice eventually, or if the scent is susceptible to discontinuation/reformulation and I know I will use it.

    My current large...
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    Re: doubts about fougere.

    I think if you haven't tried BdJ and yet you have the above, my advice would be that you have already picked up some very good scents. Getting BdJ on top of these will simply result in you being...
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    Re: Nivea men invisible

    You last posted a samilar question four months ago which received a few responses.
    Here's your original thread: https://www.basenotes.net/threads/484000-Nivea-men-sensitive

    You may also find this...
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    Poll: Re: Which fragrance is better out of these?

    I agree neither are 'better' and it is a matter of opinion.

    I would just about say Bleu is the better of the two (but I mean only just). If we were talking about Bleu in the Parfum concentration,...
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    Re: Desperately Seeking: Incense with Green Notes

    Of course, Casbah! Have to agree with the above.
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    Re: Desperately Seeking: Incense with Green Notes

    A few scents come to mind:

    AdP Colonia Mirra - might not have a lot of greens but certainly comes across as green in the opening
    Diptyque L'Eau Trois - a very under-rated incense scent with a lot...
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    Re: Xerjoff Nio - mistaken memory?

    Yes, I think so.
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    Re: Xerjoff Nio - mistaken memory?

    Yep, it was a few years back as was the whole Shooting Stars line. The bottle were a square-like pyramid turned upside down.
  55. Re: Tom Ford 'Resort Collection' - return of Neroli Portofino & Mandarino Acqua, Oud Minerale & more

    Recently managed to get hold of a sample of the Private Blend Oud Minerale and I also agree with the 'better in the air' assessment. Up close it's hard to like this at all. It's definitely not an...
  56. Thread: Rip git

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    Re: Rip git

    Anything 2016 onwards is not worth the money or effort in my opinion. The older batches were much bolder/thicker, lasted longer and projected very well for the best part of the day.
  57. Re: Recommandations of special fragrances for a SPECIAL day

    Congrats on the upcoming nuptials! Hope it all goes well for you.

    I would suggest Bleu de Chanel Parfum is perfect for your climate over in Belgium and for the time of year. This one works...
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    Re: Mens Chamomile fragrance

    Houbigant Fougere Royale has quite a nice chamomile note but it's a top note and unfortunately doesn't last for the whole duration of the scent. But I do detect it for quite a bit.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th April, 2021

    Excellent choice on a day like this! :thumbsup:

    Out of curiosity, how many sprays do you go with this one?
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    Re: Fragrances your Dad wore

    Mine had a few signature scents over the years:
    Paco Rabanne PH going as far back as I remember
    Guerlain Vetiver for a brief stint followed by John Varvatos for an even shorter stint
    Before I...
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    Re: Has anyone smelled the 3 new MFK fragrances?

    I wonder if that has anything to do with the UK's new VAT (tax) rule for goods with a value over £135...
  62. Thread: Lets Talk Watches

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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    I always wanted a Rolex whilst in my teens, but once I held one in my hands I did a complete u-turn. The Omega watches wear better and feel much more comfortable. Plus I think they are more creative...
  63. Re: Beast Mode Cheap Aventus clones with more Fruity vibes and lesser smoke

    I don't find CB that close to Aventus either. One of the worst fragrances I have ever put my nose to. The extreme dry down might be good but I have no intention of putting my nose through that...
  64. Re: Cartier Declaration - any info on vintage or older bottles?

    Thanks for the offer, Opiate. I don't think I could justify asking you to open it. When the time is right, I'm sure you'll gladly update us.

    Yes I'm beginning to think the scent itself hasn't been...
  65. Re: Cartier Declaration - any info on vintage or older bottles?

    Nope. That's just when I bought it. My batch number is 9GAD... according to the usual sites that translates to July 2019.
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    Re: Tom Ford Man vs. CDG 2 Man

    Each to their own I guess.
    CdG 2Man doesnít smell very different to other similar ISO E Super bombs. Amouage Honor Man, Atelier Cologneís Poivre and Profumum Roma Sandalo all come to mind.
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    Re: New Amouage: Material and Boundless

    Obviously I'd be fuming if this happened to me, but I can't help but laugh at JC's moves and generally humorous nature.

    I bet every fragrance head feels like they receive the HDS service at some...
  68. Thread: Rose Garden Scents

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    Re: Rose Garden Scents

    This would be my suggestion.
  69. Moderator Message

    As already stated, this thread is very old and has indeed been bumped by 'essay writing' spam. We are locking the thread to prevent further incidents like that.
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    Re: Has anyone smelled the 3 new MFK fragrances?

    So they've added the word 'cologne' to three existing 'forte' fragrances. Interesting. I wonder what this translates to. Could they be battling Roja Dove or Atelier Cologne for a 'Cologne Parfum'?
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    Re: Cold, rainy night fragrance

    Several choices spring to mind for me:

    - Creed Green Irish Tweed
    - C&S Perfecto Fino
    - FoI Patrick
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    Re: Discrepancy in "most worn" stats

    Mine are off... Aventus wears don't match up for a start.
  73. Thread: Lets Talk Watches

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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Many congrats, Chuck!
    That's a beauty. One of my favourite range of watches - Omega Seamaster with the black/blue/red theme.
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    Re: Shipping perfumes from S.Korea to UK

    There is no risk of getting incoming fragrances to the UK confiscated or destroyed. The issue lies with posting out from the UK.

    I think you should be OK going via Royal Mail. Forget about the...
  75. Re: Does this exist? Imagine TdH, but soapy instead of cedar & vetiver

    I read your thread title and then the rest of your post. All I could think of throughout was the current Hermes Equipage and Equipage Geranium. I could be wrong, but between them you definitely have...
  76. Cartier Declaration - any info on vintage or older bottles?

    I had a look through the past 30 or so pages in the vintage forum but couldn't find anything other than an unanswered question (this one).

    The original Cartier Declaration EdT was released in 1998...
  77. Re: Recommendations Marine, Aquatic, Oceanic, Blue, Must try fragrances

    I have performance issues with Polo Blue EdP as well. Literally it vanishes not long after spraying and keeps reappearing every now and then. Very strange and clearly it's causing anosmia.

    Gold...
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    Re: Tom Ford Man vs. CDG 2 Man

    Got to agree with this.

    They are both synthetic bombs. Nothing wrong with synthetics of course; it's just that all I get from them is synthetic notes that I have enjoyed a lot more when blended...
  79. Re: Recommendation for fresh amber/oriental (without citrus, ginger, vetiver, etc.)

    Just had another though... how does Amyris Homme sound?

    Notes include: Rosemary, Mandarin on top. Elemi balsam, Coconut, Coffee, Iris, Milk chocolate in the heart. Tonka bean, Oud in the base.
    ...
  80. Re: Recommendation for fresh amber/oriental (without citrus, ginger, vetiver, etc.)

    I agree this is quite a restrictive set of requirements, but I am thinking about it.

    Playing devil's advocate here, but Eau Duelle is packed full of ambrox which the OP specifically stated is a...
  81. Re: Recommendations Marine, Aquatic, Oceanic, Blue, Must try fragrances

    Can't say I've ever tried either of them! :embarassed:
    Really wish I could try a bunch of things right now.
  82. Re: Recommendations Marine, Aquatic, Oceanic, Blue, Must try fragrances

    I strongly suggest trying the Polo Blue range - especially the EdT and EdP.
  83. Re: Has anyone tried Acqua di GiÚ Profondo Lights yet?

    Given your genius creativity gents, I am quite certain you are both likely to land internships with L'Oreal's marketing department. After all, relevant experience is not a requirement on their job...
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    Re: Geranium...I think I like it....

    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme (the classic version in the green bottle) has a very prominent geranium note. It comes across as highly soapy and as Emanuel76 mentioned above, it leans slightly rosy.
    ...
  85. Re: Tom Ford 'Resort Collection' - return of Neroli Portofino & Mandarino Acqua, Oud Minerale & more

    Once members have had a chance to sample, please do post back with your thoughts on how they all smell compared to their original versions.
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    Re: Before it's gone: Oud Minerale

    How does it compare to the original version's packaging?
  87. Re: BDC EDT - Screechy at first but I like the incense...

    Sloth, I fell into the same illusion when I was fairly new to this hobby.

    I found these two threads really useful and I ended up saving them so that I could refer to them again in future. I would...
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    Re: Tom Ford not worth buying anymore ......

    I have to agree with both sentiments. Beau de Jour has the most enormous amount of some sort of synthetic and highly sweetened lavender that turns my stomach. I find this so loud, I just have to...
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    Re: Before it's gone: Oud Minerale

    Well spotted!
    I managed to find it following on from your post. The Perfume Shop have it listed as "Launch date 2021", so it looks like it has indeed been re-released!
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    Re: Best MFK for Spring/Summer Months

    I would suggest that you revisit Amyris Homme and try both the Eau de Toilette and the Extrait. This is a benchmark spring scent for me. I won't be drawn on any of the 'its too designer' comments. I...
  91. Re: Leather and grass/green or pear/vanilla fragrances?

    For the grass/green combination I would suggest:
    - Acqua di Parma Colonia Futura
    - Castle Forbes Gentleman's Cologne
    - Czech & Speake's Perecto Fino (which is also leathery and smoky)
  92. Re: BDC EDT - Screechy at first but I like the incense...

    I quite agree. I've had plenty of sampling rounds with the whole series now. I still prefer the Parfum having tired it side by side recently with the EdT. The entire series has a string of synthetics...
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    Re: Questions for BN Experts

    I just had to respond to the above paragraph and give it the praise it deserves. The most important advice one can give to someone like the OP is to "follow your own nose" and to never feel pressured...
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    Re: New Amouage: Material and Boundless

    Well it now looks like those links have vanished from Escentual's website. I wonder if they come back at all with the correct info & retain the original links/URLs.
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    Re: Help finding my newest self :)

    Of course! Have you not seen the terms of reference for a moderator? :thumbsup:
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Amouage Boundless and Amouage Material.

    Info here:
    https://www.basenotes.net/threads/487673-New-Amouage-Material-and-Boundless
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    Re: New Amouage: Material and Boundless

    I'm actually looking forward to trying Boundless. Some of my favourite notes are listed here, so I hope it smells as good as it looks in writing.
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    Re: Is Floris 1962 Discontinued

    The phrase I want to use right now rhymes with Clucking Bell :mad:
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    Re: Help finding my newest self :)

    I thought it was quite fitting too! Great opening line :thumbsup:



    Welcome to our community, Irina!

    I am not that qualified to comment on your list, but reading your post did make me wonder...
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    Re: Tom Ford metal or plastic. Fake or real.

    I agree the TV is an obvious fake. I would question the OW one - it's closer to the original than the TV. But it might just be a better fake. I don't claim to be an expert on the matter however.
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