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    Re: Cheap frags but top shelf smell?

    Oh yes 1934! Stellar stuff
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    Re: Similar to dry down of Jacomo

    I must say that now I am much more down with this now what, 2 months later. Quite something.
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    Re: Cheap frags but top shelf smell?

    Yesterday's SOTN, Dunhill for Men is ROCK SOLID!!!
    A classy affair.
    Straight up from a fresh new bottle, it's still good.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. January 2021

    Newquisition (!) Of Dunhill Icon Absolute FB so I felt generous with it.
  5. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Dunhill London. Um... fruitay!
    New West.
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    Re: doubts about the blind purchase of eucris edp

    Nice haul!
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    Re: What is Roger & Gallet Vetiver edt like?

    Was neutral about it yesterday
    Disturbed earlier ( some old vetivers go a bit rancid on me) but that passed
    Now I'm enjoying it on my wrists. Classic cologne opening with immediate introduce of...
  8. Re: Hermés Bel Ami Vetiver / Terre D'Hermes Eau Intense Vetiver

    Got a similar pang in both.
    Both good as flankers with a slant. From what I remember the Terre flanker goes more all out.The Bel Ami flanker, smooth as the proverbial you choose, buttery with some,...
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    Re: doubts about the blind purchase of eucris edp

    Considering this mesef
    Blind of course!
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    Re: penhaligon hammam bouquet vintage

    Just recieved one of these, has the ball top bottle as per left bottle and label without 'England' as bottle one the right?
    First time try.
    Dang! Victorian gents smelt like this?
    Feels kinda old...
  11. Re: When you want to smell like luxury, what do you wear ?

    BdP
    Heritage
    BdJ
    Bel Ami
    Equipage
    Dunhill Icon
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  12. Re: English Leather Black's label says, "Made in China".........?!?

    Was I wondering the same thing,just got a little 15ml
  13. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Oval top APH a/s
    Man like itd never been opened, satisfying thunk of the cap first popping the splash top seal.
    Propa good init
    I been spoiled
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  14. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Got a hold of that vintage miniature of Oscar Pour Lui- dang! Feels rawer, rougher bolderand more animalic than I'm used to. Phew!

    Also a.miniature of Moschino Pour Homme. Now, wow, this is...
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    Re: Your Most Worn 2020

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    Aye carumba!
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    Re: Most worn in December 2020

    This month has been all about Jacome de Jacomo (x4)
  17. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Worth Pour Homme.
    New bottles, I guess the two latest iterations.
    Penultimate one, still with columns ribbed on the sides of the bottle, peculiarly doesnt smell much alike the ones I've ever...
  18. Re: The Bogart Joint: Officially Un-Official House of Jacques Bogart Thread

    Re : OMS
    Was one of my first 'informed by basenotes' purchases. Wore it nonchalantly at the time.

    MUST revisit.
    Armed with a wee bit more fragsperience, and especially how much, on what,how...
  19. Re: The Bogart Joint: Officially Un-Official House of Jacques Bogart Thread

    Dang this is just tempting.
  20. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. December 2020

    Freezing temps. Frost n snow. Client meeting.
    I thought I'll see what broad shoulder Bel Ami has - and it does!
    The 'rougher/rawer/more animalic'-ness compared to recent iterations - really helps...
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    Re: Similar to dry down of Jacomo

    Sweet appreciate that thumbzup :)

    Thanks for your input everyone! I couldn't resist anymore so I ordered a bottle of Jacomo de Jacomo (current).


    Pretty sure you'll enjoy it, looking at your...
  22. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Went a bit 'nana's with it:
    Quroum 30ml vinatge a/s spray
    English Leather 15ml - an old version not sure of
    ODLR Pour Lui - 10ml vinatge. - this HAD to be done - after a ecstatic experience on...
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    Re: Similar to dry down of Jacomo

    Tidy! Thanks from "daaan saaaf init" top craic.
    Didnt think I'd be interested in this area or frags brought up in this thread. Always glanced over, I feel JdJ is gateway... baby steps with...
  24. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. December 2020

    JdJ got me back fo' somo' fool.
    Temps around freezing today, few refreshing big chunk flakes flurries, and JdJ is steely in resolve. Rather, more relaxed, carefree in the face of the elements. ...
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    Re: What are some fragrance 'unicorns"?

    +1 carven le vetiver.
    Remember picking up and sending back 2/3 of these a couple a years ago. Dodgy atomisers. They were like £10. Now 10x that. Didnt stir me.



    NOTE: y'knows I'm a kidding...
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    Re: Similar to dry down of Jacomo

    Ps. I do actually take interest your frags, likes and time period rotations. I'm like this "geezuz" got good taste man. Ballin' with the JdJ and other smash hits. Aye
  27. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. December 2020

    BdP- easy reach for feel good frag.
    Puts on a few inches in height
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    Re: What are some fragrance 'unicorns"?

    NOT Worth Pour Homme in any iteration - you don't wannit - its rubbish. Like cat pee.... no resale value at all.
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    Re: Similar to dry down of Jacomo

    I picked up mine from FragX - $20 ish delivered.

    Open Black and JdJ are different animals to me - lol yep I snaffled Open B as well. Actually lol I think it was from frag x too - again $20 ish...
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    Re: Talk to me about Roger and Gallet Open Black

    Peculiar one.
    Hoping it will open up more. Feels flat still.
    I get Or Black, Bogart Signature and VCAPH at various stages in this.Oh and Pour Lui In think it will open up as I the original Open is...
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    Re: Where are you in your fragrance journey?

    Officially at saturation point. Need a whittle down. Either I'm in a downer, it's almost a chore the last few days to choose, or I need a break. Incidentally I'm in that one frag mode and I feel I...
  32. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. December 2020

    I had decided to go right through the wardrobe from least worn.
    So I started out with Z&V This is Him! Yet 1 pre-spray overwhelmed me chemically. So strong still kinda persists after a wash off. ...
  33. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Tom Ford for Men
    Underwhelmed. It's pretty inoffensive, dunno what the plan was, bit mehhhh kinda like Gucci Guilty. Actually made me sigh in melancholia sniffing n writing this just now. Ya wins...
  34. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    R&G Open Black
    Shifter! Start reminds of Or Black, Then dries of with a whisper if Bogart Signature, and further still a little whiff if VCAPH! I also now on reading some other reviews that there...
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    Re: Aramis Tuscany vintage, worth extra money?

    Crikey, not so affordable anymore :( going for around £80/100ml. Dunno that's worth it
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    Re: Your favorite Aromatic Fougere

    WORTH PH
    Ticks all me boxes. In fact I'm wearing it now as SOTE as I often am partial to!!
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    Re: If you could only wear one house...

    Prolly Penhaligons right now.
    They've got, and I'm building a decent arsenal of, frags. A bit of everything on the spectrum and still lots for me to explore. Find em' quite inventive with a nod to...
  38. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    It was filthy!

    Drakkar Noir
    Mingled with...
    Aramis - actually could appreciate it this time.
    This couple is dark!

    Caleche - yummy (m)yummy . Never hurts.

    Paithani- bow chick a wow...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying... December 2020

    Lots!
    Getting to know Drakkar Noir and being a bit mind blown emoticon with Declaration!
  40. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. December 2020

    Hats off t'ya!
  41. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. December 2020

    Currently a bit mesmerized by Drakkar Noir!
  42. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    New 'quisition :)
    Paithani by Penhaligons
    I get a tiny bit of the what I can only describe as halfeti running in the background of this. However the 'Indian milk sweets' note is much more...
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    Re: Your Basenotes Milestones

    Are barman by day, hulk by night?! I hold my head in shame, this has been wearing me of late, thus has been somewhat neglected:'-(
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    Re: Your Basenotes Milestones

    I keep telling me self no more! :tongue:
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    Re: Your Basenotes Milestones

    100 in the wardrobe!!

    Revisit of Drakkar Noir is officially the hundredth bottle. And a funky one at that too.
    Quite fitting really - I picked up DN around 4 yrs ago when my fragrance journey...
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    Re: Drakkar Noir- 2 in one bottle?

    Wow - received today - good stuff - that kinda addictive masculine thrum.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2020

    It's been a bit of re-visit and re-assess over new 'thrilling' buys of late
    Drakkar Noir - some 2 in 1 bottle version
    Declaration - long time on must have list ( but not in any urgent way!) -...
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    Re: Drakkar Noir- 2 in one bottle?

    Haha, lol I'm going by my scent memory of umm.. 4 years when I first tried DN.
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    Re: Drakkar Noir- 2 in one bottle?

    I hope its still good Mr Postman :)
    Just got that DN itch!
  50. Thread: Layerer's Lounge

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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    Patrick's moss +CPM EDT sat 1: 2 I imagine would be jolly!!
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    Drakkar Noir- 2 in one bottle?

    EDT and balm in 2 in one? curious and curiouser...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying... December 2020

    Armani Lui
  53. Thread: Lothair

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    Re: Lothair

    Well I've blind ordered Lothair! Quite excited, I loved Lancomes Fig one and I never thought I was big on fig so ya know... ;-)
  54. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Oscar for Men
    Some of my thoughts were, "hmmm a bit like the musky wet stone of Ck 1 + spice a la Dunhill Edition et voila!"
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Sotn
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Solid!
  57. Re: What do you consider the worst "chemical nightmare" fragrance?

    L'Insoumis by Lalique
    Wretch :-p
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    Re: Today I finished my bottle of................

    Dont think I empty anything much nowadays!
    I was having a little tidy up and noticed my brother has blitzed through 50ml of both Bentley Intense and Homme ideal, in what a month? 6weeks? leaving...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th December, 2020

    Encre Noire after a long long time - I realised why - feels a little too abstract?
    Left me wanting so topped up with Carven Vetiver and seems to work well together.
  60. Re: hamster shavings or toilet cleaner - do these descriptions cause your to dislike a fragrance?

    I overdid it with Paco a few weeks back. The shop assistant said "you sell fresh!" - coulda been either way- glacial pine wonder or well know bathroom fresh!!??
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    Re: Most worn in November 2020

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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    What with all the talk of GBH GBH vintages...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Although immensely enjoyed I felt like VCAPH wore me 60:40 today haha!
    Right now vintage Dunhill Cologne. Man it's good. I feared it may have turned too much and had it prized away. Pull it out for...
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    Re: Christmas in a bottle! Which fragrance and why?

    L'Homme Ideal perhaps. Sweet, syrupy, boozy, almondy, cherry flexture goin on here. Prolly wouldn't wear it on xmas though, I fear it would be overwhelming! Something on the other side of the...
  65. Re: Giorgio Beverly Hills Vintage and current : A quick observation

    Think he'll have to come of the bench soon :)
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Lalique PH EDP
    Was reading the 'younger alternative to BdP' last night!
    Doesn't give me as much a thrill as EDT. Still pretty dope though.
  67. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Vintage Miniatures set from Hermes:

    1. Parfum D'Hermes : tidy, quality shines through. Boisterous and bawdy and feels like them old school heavies ( 'that' perfume smell, Youth Dew, Tabu etc.) yet...
  68. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Neat! I picked this up recently - and you know what? I haven't had the minerals to wear it out. It's bombastic. Love the dry off. Hard going to get there though!
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme current still safe?

    I wore this a couple a days ago for SOTE/N - 2 sprays from the big boy (200ml non refill) and it was still going around 24hrs later. Supa joos :)
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Chanel 5
    Very enjoyable . Not the powerhouse I was expecting, great blend, lovely 'feel'. Soapy and slight mossy and soft leather on one side and some dank floral on the other, shimmers and shifts...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Hermes Caleche EDT:
    Very very pleasurable. Cathing whiff of mesef' thinking 'waah thas good"!
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    Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    Almost cried with laughter- Kouros !
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    Chanel 5 - black case/bottle

    Wonder what sorta dates on these?

    Seen quite a few knocking about and have the bug to pickup for reference sake at least :)

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    Re: Oscar de la Renta older versions

    Managed to snaffle a couple of Stern Oscar for Men a short while back. They feel 'complete' compared to newer versions.
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    Re: Clubbing Beast (current formulations) !!!

    Discothequeing? :-P

    This is Him! Zadig Voltaire
    Dirty English
    Bvlgri Black
    Lalique White

    Lol these are like the 'funnest' ones in the m'drobe.

    I imagine Dunhill Desire Red will do very...
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    Re: Penhalligon Recommendations must try

    If you like the exotics mid and far east vibes, they've a few in the collection that meet this, Agarwood, Agarbathi... you can get a little feel of them from their label designs.

    Personally...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Kouros.
    Love hate relationship
    Thought I'd kick off the week be a bang!
    Admittedly softened with a couple of sprays of Sartorial, felt the dense lavenderyness compliments.
    So I'm smell filthy...
  78. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Wasnt impressed by Impressa... :)
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    Re: Today I bought November 2020

    Carven L'Homme.
    Couldn't tell it from GIT in a blind test so...
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    Re: can someone please explain Habit Rouge to me?

    Still a mystery to me. Sometimes I dig it sometimes I'm indifferent. Challenging. Only really reach for it for formal occasions. And yes now I think about it, it does have a sense of "f*@$ you"...
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    Re: Most worn in October 2020

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    I have to say though, Armani Lui, RG, Dunhill Icon Absolute and Lalique Hommage a L'Homme got a lot of evening, night and test type wear this month.
  82. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Armani Lui. Very pleasant this :)
  83. Thread: BESPOKE superdug

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    Re: BESPOKE superdug

    Had briefly sniffed these, pretty sure they are inspired by xyz, but lol so generic I couldn't say what. Not bad bad however, nice freshen up frags.
  84. Re: Car Company Men’s Fragrances You Feel Are Solid Buys Currently?

    Ferrari Bright Neroli - neroli goodies avec a good bit of white floral
    Bentley Intense - boozy incensy - polarising mind :)
    Mercedez Man Private (brown bottle) - solid spicy luxe mid east...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Re: Auction bay peculiar policies?

    Thanks Rum n Hednic! Sound advice and information as per! :)
  87. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 x Polo :-o
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Polo.
    Umed and arrrd and then settled on Polo to compliment the check oxford shirt today :-p
  89. Re: The closest a perfume has ever come to a modern masterpiece

    I couldn't say whether L'Homme Ideal is a masterpiece. I feel there will still be some chatter about it for a good while yet. If I'm still reaching for it and even backing up in a year or more I'd...
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    Auction bay peculiar policies?

    I sell a few decants on the auction bay.
    Found it odd that previously a listing was deleted because it said 'similar to /alternative to...' found that a bit peculiar as well theres squillions of...
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    Re: Today I bought October 2020

    Bon chance!
    Visited a little town not far, wandering about found a market stall with some diamond frags! Lots of vintages.
    Picked up RG full bottle and 50ml Givenchy Gentleman vintage with silver...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Couldn't put my finger on it while the 'event' occurred.
    Something right through the face mask at the post office.
    Got home, flashback, it was Kouros.
    My word.
  93. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    I feel like I'm getting BDJ more. This time I thought wow this feels like what Rive Gauche Extreme might some like.
  94. Re: What do most (non-fraghead) women think of guys who collect perfumes?

    Haha you got that Big Bang right!
    No harms or offence intended, couldn't help it the door was open and I barged right through!
    I tells you for why - saw that episode when they go to LA or some...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Bois du Portugal - fast become myeasy reach for semi formal and occasions
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    Re: What kind of soap/deodorant do you use?

    Imperial Leather soap.
    Salt of the earth rock stick thing for deodorising.
    Looking forward to trying Lalique HaLH HaLH shower gel!
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    Re: Your cologne is killing me..

    Haha, I was with a SA small they sprayed Cacharel PH. I think they caught a whiff of my VCAPH and grimaces. Literally said "uh i don't like that!"
    They thought it was the Cacharel :)
  98. Re: What do most (non-fraghead) women think of guys who collect perfumes?

    Wolowitz
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Equus.
    Crisp autumnal day. Dont often spring for this so hey what the ...
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    Re: Bentley Intense vs One Million Prive ?

    Oh yeah, popped on Equus today. Generous application- rather noice! Benefits from liberal application. Smells quality.
    Intense after initial wows, is rarely used. Quite the opposite of Equus in...
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