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  1. Re: What are you guys getting for spring/summer?

    Am all set for this year, will use up my bottle of Still Life in Rio (half full) for the warmer days and might rock here and there some 2ml samples (Philosykos edt-edp, Petit Matin by MFK and Figuier...
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    Re: Thameen Fragrance London ?

    I only tried 3 in store. Regent Leather and Imperial crown. Don't remember the 3rd one but did not like it at all.

    Imperial crowned gave me a cold, almost incensy feeling that I wasn't enjoying at...
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    Re: Do you ever finish a bottle?

    For a long time I was so obsessed in ordering samples that I forgot to enjoy my FB (own 5).
    Kind of had a sort of epithany about that, now I paused my sampling and fully focus and enjoy the...
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    Re: Recommendations please

    Shows how interesting this one can be, havent got any nutty vibe from it :)

    You like Air du Desert Marocain but could not bring you to buy FB. Have you tried Au Coeur Du Desert?
    For some reason,...
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    Re: Recommendations please

    New York Intense by PdN is a stunner and the basenote is a mystery of its own :thumbsup:
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    Re: Yet another recommendation thread

    Congrats, you did the right thing in testing out a lot by yourself and filter!
    Never tried Eau de Minthé, but Diptyque is a great quality house :thumbsup:
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    Re: boozy summer scents?

    Still Life In Rio :thumbsup:
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    Re: Advice on next purchase please

    Nice collection so far :)
    Quite serious even, maybe something playful? Advanturous? You like maison margiela - By the fireplace is nice and cozy that would be a good choice!
    Maybe a little musk?...
  9. Thread: New here

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    Re: New here

    Welcome Blacky! Hope you have fun and discover new stuff in here!
    PS: Your english is excellent
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    Re: Smooth Vanilla-centric Fragrances?

    Memoirs of A Trespasser? Woods play a big role here, but I thought it quite vanilla centred from the opening to the drydown
  11. Re: Help Me Decide a Sweet Scent: Code Profumo vs. Pure XS Night vs. Le Male Ultra Male

    Sorry have not tested XS night...
    I find both Profumo and Ultra male nice.
    HOWEVER, from what I remember, Ultra Male is sweeter, bit more juvenile (not in a pejorative way). On the other hand...
  12. Re: versatile perfumes for men or unisex with a fresh honey smell

    That is the first that came to my mind too. No honey, but I also thought of BodyShop White musk for men
  13. Re: If you had the choice between these three male fragrances

    This! If you just cannot sample or test in store, I would just say that Vanilla Sweet Powdery fragrance (here, Armani Code - I have tested just when it came out so maybe the pyramid is misleading)...
  14. Re: Is It Really Bad to Wear Winter Fragrances During Hot Weather?

    Personnaly, I am quite seasonal. But nothing wrong in wearing winter fragrances in summer. The only thing I would keep in mind is how much you spray, like Avo1811 said. Especially in close spaces...
  15. Re: Ever bought a 'compliment monster' that failed to roar?

    Fun post, I really started my fragrance collection just before the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, I haven't seen many people and even less without masks thus nobody says anything about my...
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    Re: Roja Dove Fragrances...anyone else like them?

    That is some impressive collection you have there! I thought of buying samples but even that I find too much for me :'( Maybe one day, when I visit London again, I might be able to get my nose on...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2021

    Thank you :) Not really sure how I came across it but it could be that it was suggested, months ago, for me to sample. At the time, I hesitated between this and 1725. Like it but I did not grasp its...
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    Re: Yet another recommendation thread

    I can identify myself to your description so it is not too difficult to suggest something on my perspective.
    I second CdG2 man and add Wonderwood from the same company.
    I would also heartly...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th April, 2021

    Chergui by SL
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    Re: Today I bought April 2021

    Thank you, and no I have not. I've seen they share similar DNA, might come accross it someday (and hope I will not regret it, but I doubt ;))
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    Re: Beach Vacation - Blind Buy?

    Maybe check out the Aqua Allegoria line by Guerlain? They have plenty of choices that you could select from reviews and notes. Mandarine Basilic? Or maybe Herba Fresca? They have many more that could...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2021

    A 100ml bottle of New York Intense by PdN :o
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    Re: Looking for a masculine floral

    Rosendo Mateu Line? I have only tried nº5 which is a floral gem, my favourite of the kind (unisex, leaning masculine).
    I am eager to sample their other offerings
  24. Poll: Re: Which Parfum de Nicolai would you suggest me to get (along NY intense)

    On their website they say 2/order. Which would be fine but I told them your picks so they do not ,if possible, include samples I already know.



    Have to say, Cuir cuba was ok but Licorice and...
  25. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    Remaining of my 2ml New York Intense by PdN
    I already was sold, but now I just finally decided to invest in a bottle :thumbsup:
  26. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    A 100ml of New York Intense - Parfum de Nicolai
    Along a free 15ml Patchouli Intense ! Very excited :)

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  27. Poll: Re: Which Parfum de Nicolai would you suggest me to get (along NY intense)

    Thank you for the votings and suggestions. I chose patchouli intense. Now I am waiting to get my nose on it :)
    I also asked customer service per email if they could add some samples (and I...
  28. Re: Montale Mens Ranking ( Current Available 2021 )

    It is there, but not the main player (I find the name almost misleading)
    Personnaly I have only tried a few, but from them Ristretto Cafe was my fave, by far.
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    Re: best name for a fragrance

    I find Philosykos from Diptyque quite appropriate
    Air du desert marocain is another one
  30. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    There are some fragrances I wish to be able to smell again for the 1st time. That one is one of them :)
    How did you like it?
  31. Re: I think it's time to change perfume - Parfums de Marly?

    I find interesting you identify yourself as more introvert, because I find most PdM quite loud. With that in mind I would check out niche houses like Maison Francis Kurkdjan, Frederic Malle, Serges...
  32. Re: A blast from the past: What were the big hyped frags when you joined Basenotes?

    I only joined in 2019 (I thought I joined like in 2016-17!)
    Montblanc explorer was in SO many lists and suggestions at that time
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - 2021

    My whole collection for the year :) trying to fight against the urge to buy too much and rotate to often ^^

    Soon, Bleecker Street will be emptied and I intend to invest in a new spring/summer...
  34. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Oud Satin Mood Extrait de Parfum - MFK

    OK, I am a bit cheating here because I did try it before (about a year ago). BUT, at the time I thought it was the EDP version, being the one I ordered....
  35. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - March 2021

    Diptyque - Philosykos edp (sample)

    Perfect sunny spring weather. Trying to decide if I should buy full bottle or not. The scent makes me trully happy, (tried many figs, still my fave) but the...
  36. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - March 2021

    Eau des Baux by L'Occitane. It is such a comfortable and uplifting fragrance. Perfect to get over the blues of Covid re-confinement and, coincidentally, perfect for this cloudy fresh spring day!
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    Re: Let's talk about "pepper"

    It is true that, whenever i see black pepper listed, It often turns out to be a dominating note.



    Those are the first that came to my mind too. I was thinking of Wonderwood (the only I tested...
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    Let's talk about "pepper"

    Good evening everyone,

    random question, what are your perceived differences smell wise between the various peppers? Mainly
    Pepper, Black Pepper, Pink Pepper, and Sishuan Pepper (there are others,...
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    Re: Current 5 faves today

    1725 - HdP
    Eau des Baux - Occitane
    Ani - Nishane
    Philosykos EDP - Diptyque
    Chergui - SL (for life)
  40. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    While searching for some conditioners in our drawers, my partner and I found old samples. She didn't care for them, but I decided to sample them :)
    We sample Lady Million, the classic, the privé and...
  41. Re: What's the last frag you physically scrubbed off, and when?

    Hermes - Terre d'Hermes Parfum
    NOT because I did not like it (was good!), but because I understood it rather quickly, was not enamoured with it and I wanted to sample another fragrance on the same...
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    Re: What are the best fragrances for Spring?

    Very true and I sure would also wear it in summer. Let's say that Philosykos would be my go to spring scent on sunny days!
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Glad to see more love for 1725 :) Had same reaction when i heard it was "powdery barbshop frag" but it is much more than that (I find it just the right amount of powder)
    Now it is one of my...
  44. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    If I may ask, are you trying them in store or did you buy them?
    I have never heard of that brand, checked them out and they do look interesting. However, their website does not sell samples or...
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    Re: What are the best fragrances for Spring?

    I am trying to convince my wallet to invest into a full bottle of Philosykos (edp). Each time I open the sample cap, it puts a smile on my face :)
  46. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    (samples)
    Daniel Josier - Ambre Tabac on right hand
    PdM - Oajan on the left

    Was great weather for it. Rather cold and grey outside. Both are good, slight preference for Ambre Tabac.
  47. Re: Some questions about my men's collection, and what to choose next

    I understand that, I have many fragrance that I love and have samples from but will not purchase anytime soon full retail. I think you can find decants for 1725 on this forum for good value, or even...
  48. Re: If you could go back in time, which magical moment in your hobby would you want to live again?

    A little more than a year ago, I visited a small niche parfumerie for the first time. It was close to my place but before that I wasn't too interested in fragrances.
    When I came in the first time, I...
  49. Re: Some questions about my men's collection, and what to choose next

    You have a lot of versatility in your collection for sure!
    From your considerings, I feel that 1725 by HdP stands out of the lot and be a very nice addition. It takes a different approach for a...
  50. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Oajan, Ambre Narguile and Ambre Tabac

    Ambre Narguile smells good but is my least favourite of the 3. It smells too similar from a good apple pie with cinnamon. Love that smell but would not want...
  51. Thread: Clean smell

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    Re: Clean smell

    This was the very first think that came into my mind too
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    Re: Do you ever finish a bottle?

    I used to only own one fragrance at the time, but it has been a while since I finished a bottle. I have recently decided to finish at least one bottle before purchasing (I have 5 full bottles, one...
  53. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    Bleecker Street... And sample of Ani by Nishane
    I really enjoyed sampling Ani on blotter, so I decided to try it on skin for the day. However, I already applied fragrance on myself after shower......
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Ani by Nishane

    I've done a bunch of sampling lately. Many fragrances I liked but were not infatuated with. I tink my last wow factor was Angelique Noir by Guerlain?
    Anyway, I spray Ani on a...
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    Re: Signature scent decision - Help me choose.

    For performance and sillage, I'd choose Armani Code edp (but like Sandy said, might be a bit heavy all year round if you live in a warmer region like you said)
    For versatility, I'd actually go with...
  56. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Ambre Imperial - Van Cleef and Arpels
    Very nice ambre, the bergamot has an orange feeling. It is very smooth. I don't feel their is much evolution. The opening has a blast of freshness and discrete...
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    Re: Zoologist - Thoughts and Comments

    You were right to warn me ;)
    I tried Bee (not T-rex) and UMPH, it was POTENT. My GF and I made the mistake to spray it on blotter in our (small) common office room.
    Gave me a bit of a headache at...
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    8 sprays of Bois d'Encens
  59. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Dior - Mitzah: Good, was expecting a bit more to be honest. Got mainly coriander in the opening and a bit of cinnamon and rose afterwards. Well blended, but that is it for me.

    Dior - Fève...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 19th March, 2021

    Hey and Welcome!
    Mugler - Pure Havane (sample). Not posted in "Wow" because I'm not wowed by it (it smells exactly what it tells) but I love it, it puts a smile on my face (will purchase)

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  61. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Mugler - Pure Havane
    Not surprised by it, it is exactly what the notes tell you. But I loved it. I am not into overly sweet fragrances but I don't feel it to be cloying.
    It is festive, something I...
  62. Re: Tobacco Vanille Disciple Ready to Test the Waters

    Some great suggestion you already have some sampling to do :)
    From those I know, I second: Tauers Au coeur du desert or l'air du desert Marocain, Nasomatto Pardon, Phaedon Tabac Rouge, Ristretto...
  63. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    That is interesting, the way you described it I would have never associated it with BA. So I did try in on skin today, but my impression remains the same. It is a nice scent, but on me quite close to...
  64. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    Bois d'Argent - Dior: Tested yesterday on blotter and wanted to give it a go on skin. It is good, but I'm not infatuated by it.
  65. Re: Which perfumes arouse the most sexual desire in women?

    There is a magazine that I just came across that is very good (most of you probably know it), it is called Nez Magazine. They release 2# a year.
    One of their release (the 3rd one) is called the...
  66. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Moustache edp - Rochas: Very nice, I get a strong mix of cedar and pink pepper at first. I only get a hint of orange, but it is there. It then settles down nicely. Quite masculine, it is a nice...
  67. Poll: Re: Wife likes two scents, Sauvage and Terre d'Hermes, help pick which one for me

    I feel exactly the same. I am very "emotional" with fragrances. If they do not catch my attention (either intrigue or blow me of) I tend to dismiss them. Might have missed some gems but there are so...
  68. Poll: Re: Wife likes two scents, Sauvage and Terre d'Hermes, help pick which one for me

    I'd pick Terre Hermes parfum. You already have a vetiver staple and TH parfum it is smooth without being too formal. You have a great summer/spring scent with Edition Blanche (citrus/vanilla) and the...
  69. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    1725 by HdP: It is raining outside, and I just felt like it :)
  70. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Bois d'Argent by Dior

    Felt quite subtle. It surprised me, I know they do not have much alike but this reminded of the recently sampled Spiriteuse double vanille. I got vanilla and... bergamot(?)...
  71. Poll: Re: Which Parfum de Nicolai would you suggest me to get (along NY intense)

    Don't mention it! I saved all the suggestions in my "to sample" list, I just might need to buy 2ml seperately later on ;)



    Jeez! I would never have thought that a parfums with those notes...
  72. Poll: Re: Which Parfum de Nicolai would you suggest me to get (along NY intense)

    Hey guys,

    First, seems that Patchouli Intense might be the overwhelming leader. Makes my task easier.

    For those suggesting other fragrances (like bois Belize, Oud Sublime, Chateau, Odalisque,...
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    Re: A Song, a Drink, a Perfume -- March 2021

    Duran Duran - Rio

    Caipirinha

    Still Life in Rio - Oflactive Studios
  74. Re: Who are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    I really enjoy those 3:
    .Sebastian from Smelling Great Fragrances (especially when he has guests like Dana)
    .AC (?) from Smells Good
    .Wafts from the loft

    I sometimes also watch Chris' from...
  75. Poll: Re: Which Parfum de Nicolai would you suggest me to get (along NY intense)

    Heard of it, will keep an eye on it but here it is not offered by PdN as free 15ml along my purchase, just like Oud Sublime :)
  76. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Bee - Zoologist: Holy smokes this is potent. Very sweet (hey, it is based on honey after all) but once you get pass that shock stage it is quite beautiful. Would not wear it personaly but enjoyed...
  77. Poll: Re: Which Parfum de Nicolai would you suggest me to get (along NY intense)

    Looks interesting. She is limiting the choice for the free 15ml though (and this one was not included)
  78. Poll: Which Parfum de Nicolai would you suggest me to get (along NY intense)

    I am convinced, I'll get a bottle of PdN - New York Intense very soon (hippie hurray!)
    Still arguing of I should go 100ml (expensive for my wallet) or 2x 30ml though, but that is beside the point...
  79. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    Sample of NY intense by Parfum de Nicolai: Soon empty, but I am now more and more convinced that it is my next purchase. My girlfriend is not a huge fan of it but does not dislike it. She is used to...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Lorezo Villerosi:

    Ambra: Was not convince on the first seconds, had something bitter-smoky (labdanum?). Thus I put the blotter on the side while sampling others. When I came back to it, It...
  81. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    From Lorenzo Villerosi:

    Teint de Neige: Well crafted, very powdery - clean. But it misses something to be a true hit.
    Ambra: Nice cold amber. The opening didn't convince me but it quickly settled...
  82. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    Sample of Creed - Green Irish Tweed on one hand and Bleecker Street on the other. Still trying to decide If i should make the switch (find Bleecker street bit synthetic - had it for a year now. Still...
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    I love LAdDM, but I was also underwhelmed by African Leather.

    I find Cedrat Boisé by Mancera also overrated. It is ok, not worth the price nor the hype to my nose. Bit of a mess
    Tuscan Leather by...
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    Re: A question about longevity and tips

    When you speak of lotion for you speak of something that you need for your skin, or is it purely to enhance your fragrance longevity?

    I ask because I coincidently recently stumbled across a video...
  85. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    I have recently bookmarked their discovery set (5x2ml for 15 euro exc. shipping), they do look interesting and quite unknown. Did you try their others offerings :)?
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    Re: Help choosing my next full bottle purchase.

    Some fine fragrances you have there to sample! Keep us posted :thumbsup:
  87. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    I finished my Jacques Fath sampling, was not impressed. It is nice that they send samples for free though, and one or two of them was ok
    Today;

    Le Loden: Had some expectation for this one, it is...
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    Re: Help me pick a summer fragrance?

    Vibrant leather by Zara and Montblanc Explorer come to mind
    Maybe from Mancera Gold Aoud or Aoud Lemon mint? I think they can be found under 100 but I might be wrong
  89. Re: Dirt cheap Long Lasting, Fresh, Clean and Airy perfumes.

    Zara has some good freshies, unoffensive but with OK performances, for very little. I only know vibrant leather, but they have a hole bunch of different
    Acqua di Gio by Armani and Davidoff Cool...
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    Re: The MUST tries on skin fragrances

    How could I forgot 1725, it is my signature scent :)

    Edit: VanAllan interesting, I only tried Herod, Musc Ravageur and Opus VI from your list. Have to agree with the 2 latter who where much more...
  91. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    It is a great scent indeed, after many samplings it has become the signature scent of my fiancée. It seems that on her, it performs better!

    I continue with the free Jacque Fath samples, today was...
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    Re: The MUST tries on skin fragrances

    Interesting observation concerning the TF.

    The question really was not to know if skin test > strip test. It is obvious that skin testing is better since most of us will spray on skin and its heat...
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    Re: Best cheap coffee fragrance

    for 30 - 50 or 100ml :) I guess under 60$ for 50ml then. Margiela is over that but the other can be found in that price range I think

    Edit: Stumbled accrod LPDO - Superbe cafe. Their discovery set...
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    Re: Best cheap coffee fragrance

    Define cheap?

    Demeter Fresh Brewed Coffee can be found for not too much
    Coffee Break by Margiela cost bit more for a designer but less than many niche
    A*Men Pure Coffee by Mugler and Armani...
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    The MUST tries on skin fragrances

    Hello all!

    I know that, if possible, one should always sample on skin. However, sometimes it is difficult (already perfume of skin) or too risky (strong or known to be potent) or just to...
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    Re: Help choosing my next full bottle purchase.

    I find Masculin Pluriel quite interesting and versatile
    GIT is a safe bet, very versatile and mass pleasing
    Diptyque vetyverio EDP is good but i think you could get similar or better vetiver based...
  97. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Got the discovery set of Jacques Fath. It is free on their website (you've to pay shipping, I paid 15$ for EU shipping, but for 12 x 2ml it is still a steal)

    Tempete d'Automne: Best from the 3 I...
  98. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain
    It is a good one, was bit surprise by the opening it had a distinctive smell that too me back to a specific candy we used to suck on as kids.
    It almost...
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    Yeah, I posted 2 months ago that Aventus can't be as good as its ratio of recommendations in threads and videos.
    Now that I've sampled it, I confirm. It is OK. Same goes for SMW, just don't...
  100. Re: Please help me to pick one of these fresh fragrances

    Personally, I would also take into account that Homme Ideal Cologne is getting harder to find, especially in stores while Dunhill Icon can be found pretty much everywhere (for decent pricetags)
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