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    Re: Fresh and clean fragrances under S$100

    Here's another one I thought of that we rarely talk about here. It is an absolute classic:

    Tabac original by M+W.
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    Re: MFK- Absolue Pour le soir (phased out?)

    Because that involves five minutes of work for the web team :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Does Prada L'homme use actual iris?

    With firms now openly saying in their marketing literature what specific aroma chemical they are using in a fragrance, I am not sure if we should be seeing this in a positive way or not. On the one...
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    Re: Reason behind the www.creed.eu web address?

    Can't you look up the address on a WHOIS register to see who owns it?

    I though this was a legit address some years ago. Maybe they just forgot to renew it or just abandoned it?

    - - - Updated -...
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    Moderator Message

    Pleased be advised that we have a sub-forum for all Aventus-related posts:

    https://www.basenotes.net/forums/293-Creed-Aventus-Subforum
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    Re: Can you help me narrow down a note?

    The Basenotes directory is your friend. Have a look at each of the scents and note down which notes they have listed in common :)
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    Re: Recommend me a fragance for winter days

    For winter weather between these two, I would lean more towards Bleu. But being the chypre freak that I am, I would go for the Parfum (the newest one) which is more woodier and more wearable in the...
  8. Thread: niche fragrances.

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    Re: niche fragrances.

    I would start by keeping things simple. Rather than asking what niche scents to sample first, if I were in your position, I'd ask myself: "what type of fragrances do I like?". You should then group...
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    Re: First Time TF Noir de Noir - Very Nice!

    My wallet has just done a walkabout... must... try.... to.... resist!!!!!!
  10. Re: Before I buy another bottle of Petit Matin, what should I sample because it might be even better

    Nope. I meant VE
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    Re: Francis Kurkdjian APOM stock?

    Update: APOM is now back in stock on the site now as well.
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    Re: MFK- Absolue Pour le soir (phased out?)

    Thanks for this!
    Think it's safe to say this was probably just stock not moving fast enough between warehouses - probably a result of the ongoing pandemic. They already have an apology on the site...
  13. Thread: Tom Ford Extreme

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    Re: Tom Ford Extreme

    I doubt this is new stock. Probably FragNet just found a bunch of them somewhere and put them up for sale. It's more than likely this is their business model - sell what you find at attractive prices...
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    Re: First Time TF Noir de Noir - Very Nice!

    I wouldn't have been able to pick out that it's a fake. It's always a bummer when this happens, but hopefully you will get your money back.
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    Re: Fresh and clean fragrances under S$100

    +1 on all of these.

    Also Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne. Azzaro Pour Homme L'Eau is another that comes to mind. Oh and my favourite Boucheron Pour Homme.
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    Re: New Caron: AIMEZ-MOI COMME JE SUIS

    Yup, that caused me to ponder a few times.

    Having smelled the raw vetiver oil, it does smell very 'hazelnutty'. It was the first thing that came to mind when I put it to my nose. So it would be...
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    Re: Need help selecting 4 fragrances

    For tobacco, my suggestion would be the new scent from Czech & Speake, Perfecto Fino.
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    Re: Need help selecting 4 fragrances

    Yep, here is the Basenotes link to it:
    https://www.basenotes.net/threads/480027-New-Caron-AIMEZ-MOI-COMME-JE-SUIS

    I've already asked for it to be added to the directory.
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    Re: Does Prada L'homme use actual iris?

    Exactly. I suppose this could be one reason why vintage scents are highly sought after these days.
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    Re: Does Prada L'homme use actual iris?

    Seconded 100% (pun not intended).

    I would go further to even say the use of the word "natural" can be bent either way. Didn't the Dior marketing blurb for when Sauvage EdT came out (2015) mention...
  21. Re: Latest Release by Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Amyris Homme Extrait De Parfum!

    Good point. I have requested the Extrait to be added to the directory as it has some differences in the notes balance. As far as I am aware it wasn't finally added earlier in the week - there is...
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    Re: New Caron: AIMEZ-MOI COMME JE SUIS

    Missed this one it seems.

    Any other feedback on it from BN members? Just wondering what other scents it might be compared to?
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    [UK] Re: Rumís Huge Clear-out

    Bump
  24. Re: Before I buy another bottle of Petit Matin, what should I sample because it might be even better

    Getting a bit off topic now, but it wasnít Vetiver Extrodinnaire by any chance? It is listed as having it in and note pyramid.
  25. Poll: Re: FOUR MFK'S: Aqua Vitae/Aqua Vitae Forte/Aqua Universalis/Aqua Universalis Forte: Which is Best?

    AUF had jasmine and thatís the white floral you mention. To me it does lean feminine but a man could pull it off.
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    Re: MFK- Absolue Pour le soir (phased out?)

    Update: Lumiere is back on their site at the time of writing. No sign of APOM.
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    Re: Francis Kurkdjian APOM stock?

    Looks like Lumiere is now back on the site. No sign of APOM.
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    Re: MFK- Absolue Pour le soir (phased out?)

    Ppppfffff. Here we go again. And just when I discovered them...! :cry:
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    Re: MFK- Absolue Pour le soir (phased out?)

    I did notice the gap on the MFK website about ten days ago. In fact I posted about the lack of APOM on the site in Online Shopping:...
  30. Re: Confused - Chanel Allure Homme Sport or Eau Extreme?

    Allure Homme Sport Cologne is a great suggestion for warmer climates/weather. It comes in a clear bottle but is quite different to original and Eau Extreme.
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    Re: JOVOY don't sell samples anymore?

    As you're displaying a French flag, do you mean the Jovoy store in Paris?

    Their UK store is still selling samples. At least they were about a month ago.
  32. Thread: Tom Ford Extreme

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    Re: Tom Ford Extreme

    Always 50ml as far as I remember.
  33. Re: Recommdtions, on border Gourdmans no gourdmands, matures ( close to ...)

    Fahrenheit Parfum
  34. Thread: Tom Ford Extreme

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    Re: Tom Ford Extreme

    To be honest thereís a part of me that thinks the whole limited edition could have been a marketing ploy. Only someone within the TF world can say for sure though.
  35. Thread: The Quest for Fig

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    Re: The Quest for Fig

    Dune Pour Homme and Tom Ford (for Men) Extreme (2007 release) both come to mind.
  36. Thread: Tom Ford Extreme

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    Re: Tom Ford Extreme

    It was a 2007 release but IIRC it was in production beyond 2010 - by that I mean I'd seen it on various sites well after this year. Can't say for sure when it was officially discontinued though....
  37. Re: Beast Mode or Close to it - Clean and Fresh Fragrances?

    +1 AdG Profumo
    +1 Original Vetiver

    Both amongst the longest lasting freshies you could imagine.
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    Re: Tom Ford - Beau De Jour Vs. Fougere d'Argent

    Fougere d'Argent is the better of the two for sure. I smelled it well before BdJ but have tried both equally.

    The Fougere d'Argent has a superb opening, but it is spoilt by the moth-balls in the...
  39. Re: Confused - Chanel Allure Homme Sport or Eau Extreme?

    Agree with the majority here - Chanel Allure Homme Sport for your type of weather. The Eau Extreme is more for colder climates and I find it way too much for me to ever consider.
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    Re: Fresh Scent Advice?

    If you don't already have Acqua di Gio Profumo, which is an excellent long-lasting fresh scent, the suggestion of Creed Millesime Imperial is perfect.
  41. Re: Before I buy another bottle of Petit Matin, what should I sample because it might be even better

    I suppose we’ll have to get used to such scents going forward. Not saying I agree with the concept but ultimately the vintages will run out some day...
  42. Re: Before I buy another bottle of Petit Matin, what should I sample because it might be even better

    Pppppffffff!!!!
    LíHomme, your posts are not helping my wallet :) Iím itching to order a bottle now just for the opening which Iím sort of hooked to now. Almost used up my sample and i can definitely...
  43. Re: Before I buy another bottle of Petit Matin, what should I sample because it might be even better

    I can relate to this. I don't hate the note either, but find it works much better when blended with other notes, so long as it's not in excessive quantities. I'm looking at you, Sauvage.

    Leaving...
  44. Re: Before I buy another bottle of Petit Matin, what should I sample because it might be even better

    Thanks for this, ZC. It does help. I knew there were different 'grades' of the molecule, but didn't know the details. In fact I didn't even know there was a cross-over with woody-ambers.


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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Caught a whiff of Sauvage again. This time I asked the wearer and had it confirmed. No idea which version though.
  46. Re: Blind buy recommedations ( L'Instant, Egoiste, Equipage, The One EDP )

    I'd say the safest blind buy in your list is Chanel Platinum Egoiste.

    You have a great selection, but tastes vary according to the individual. The Hermes I think should be sampled before tipping...
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    Supposedly they are the same - I may be referring to it as ambrox which could be an informal shortened version of ambroxan. On the MFK website it's actually mentioned in the note pyramid and even has...
  48. Re: Before I buy another bottle of Petit Matin, what should I sample because it might be even better

    I did laugh at this post, but Petit Matin has a base of ambrox. About as non-chemical as Tupperware :D
  49. Re: Before I buy another bottle of Petit Matin, what should I sample because it might be even better

    Thought about this again... I see Petit Matin has similarities to Dior Homme 2020 and I am actually tempted to try the Dior again.
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    Re: REBUKED! Wearing ONE SPRAY of Beau de Jour!

    I'd be tempted to do just that :evil:
    Kouros or APLS in double-digit number of sprays?



    Seriously though, I think this scent comes across as weak to some, or very strong to others. That might...
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    Re: Is it ok to wear a fragrance just for yourself?

    ROTFLMAO :laugh::laugh::laugh:
  52. Re: Any Perfume that smells like rose flowers NOT roses extracts

    MFK Lumiere Noir

    The scent is fresh throughout, but the rose itself is not too "floral". It is gently spiced and decorated with artemisia and patchouli. Wonderful stuff.
  53. Re: Which of these women's fragrances would be suitable in summer?

    Couldn't agree with this more. Very fresh interpretation of the classic No. 5 scent. Even the slogan "you know me, but you don't know me" fits perfectly. It's a familiar scent, yet it is something...
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    Re: Is it ok to wear a fragrance just for yourself?

    It was just a matter of time before someone suggested this :)
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    Re: Premiere Avenue Ongoing Negative Experience

    Well this is some encouraging news I guess. I'm still on the fence about them though...
  56. Re: BEST HERMES Current formulations, from this list ( Bel Ami, Equipage, Robacar...)

    As someone has already said, the "best" is going to vary depending on people's individual tastes (likes / dislikes).

    Bel Ami Vetiver and Equipage Geranium are both newer revisions of the classic...
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian L'Homme A la Rose

    So it wasn't just me then. Few! :undecided:
  58. Re: Before I buy another bottle of Petit Matin, what should I sample because it might be even better

    I've been following this thread for a while, but waited for my Petit Matin sample to arrive before commenting. I have now drawn the following conclusions:

    - Petit Matin opens with a similar note...
  59. Re: Beast Mode or Close to it - Clean and Fresh Fragrances?

    I suppose Dior Sauvage could fall in this category...

    For more of a traditional freshness, check out these:
    Acqua di Gio Profumo
    Bleu de Chanel
    Boucheron Pour Homme
    MFK's Aqua Universalis...
  60. Thread: The Quest for Fig

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    Re: The Quest for Fig

    Agree, you'd have to search high and low to find a better fig scent than the Diptyque. The EdP version is exquisite.

    I would also +1 Fico di Amalfi by Acqua di Parma. It's worth a mention. Same...
  61. Re: acqua di parma colonia- ''brown'' and ''black'' collection

    Lol - when I read that the first thing that came to mind is that you are smelling the nagarmotha which is common to the whole line.



    Havenít tried these at all.
    These last few years, AdP have...
  62. acqua di parma colonia- ''brown'' and ''black'' collection

    Although I canít say Iíve given every single version a proper wearing, Iíve tried most of them on skin from testers in store.

    Of the whole range I liked Sandalo best too. It has a wonderful...
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    Re: UK Creed samples/decants suggestions?

    I would rule out getting samples from the US unless it is something very rare that could only be sourced from the US.

    You've already listed some very good UK sample e-stores, but there are plenty...
  64. Re: acqua di parma colonia- ''brown'' and ''black'' collection

    I am not sure I've understood your question. When you say brown and black, do you mean the old vs new editions of the (single) Ingredient Collection?
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    Re: What Hermes are you still wearing?

    Santal is quite a poor performer in my books (as is the whole Hermessence line, but I suspect this may be intentional), but if you have no performance issues with something like Poivre Samarcande,...
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    Re: What Hermes are you still wearing?

    Santal is quite a poor performer in my books (as is the whole Hermessence line, but I suspect this may be intentional), but if you have no performance issues with something like Poivre Samarcande,...
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    Re: What Hermes are you still wearing?

    Apologies - I had completely misread your entire first paragraph, so I have now edited my original response to you.

    I know what you mean by "understated elegance" and that is a very fitting phrase...
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    Re: Dior Homme original vs Dior Homme 2020?

    Yes I agree. It's very confusing and likely to mean a lot of average Joe consumers won't know what they're buying... Dior's marketing department should have been sacked when they released all the Eau...
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    Re: Anyone tried Acqua Di Parma Colonia Futura yet?

    Sounds about right for the AdP this side of the millennium. Haven't had the chance to try it and doubt I will bother...
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    Re: Nose Paris sold fake Aventus?

    If it's got Creed.eu on the card, it's a grey market Creed. I have had plenty of Creed bottles with that written on the card and they were completely legit. There may be other factors to consider...
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    Re: Molecule 05 and Escentric 05 release

    Iíve put my thoughts in a more relevant thread as Iíd be going completely off topic here.
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    Re: Dior Homme original vs Dior Homme 2020?

    The more I read through this thread, the more I think the thread title is asking us to compare apples with oranges.

    Other than the name which is very confusing, we are talking about two scents...
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    Re: Eucris Geo F Trumper - real oakmoss?

    Youíd be surprised at how many people (in the UK) would say that and mean it!
    And besides, itís hard to read emotions from just plain text. We have emojis on the site for a reason you know :D
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    Re: What Hermes are you still wearing?

    Regarding Hermes keeping a "low profile", it's worth noting that Hermes (and some other comparable brands) are more conservative than most. They don't follow the latest trends; neither do they come...
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    Re: Dior Homme original vs Dior Homme 2020?

    Dior Homme original (as it is called now) and the new Dior Homme 2020 are about as far apart as East is from West.

    Original is based around iris and comes across sweet, chocolatey and a tad...
  76. Re: Tom Ford, Remaking The Same Fragrance, & Tom Ford for Men EDT v Gucci Envy (and Fougere d'Argent

    I second this. Most of his stuff doesn't last until the end of the year it is released.
    Tom Ford's (the brand) creations have the shortest fragrance life span than any other brand I know. From...
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    Re: Molecule 05 and Escentric 05 release

    A bit late to this thread as usual, has anyone in the UK tried the new 05 pair?
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    Re: Molecule 05 and Escentric 05 release

    Having recently tried Dior Homme 2020, I think you are spot on. In fact it's very very close to Escentric 02 which is based on ambrox but also has some ISO E Super as well.
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Batch Codes

    I am not so sure about whether Blu were reformulated but there is definitely a difference in packaging at some point. The 60ml bottle were taller and narrower than the current, traditional AdP style...
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche?

    You could well be right and only time will tell. Still, at £300 (or whatever markup we are talking about), YSL/L'Oreal may end up putting the vast majority of fans off.

    If Tom Ford (the brand, not...
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche?

    Exactly my thoughts.

    I also don't get the comparison with Tom Ford's Fougere d'Argent. It does smell slightly like a classic fougere in the top notes but only for a short time. After that, it goes...
  82. Re: What Descriptions/Comparisons in Fragrance Reviews Annoy You or Leave You Clueless?

    Exactly. Our experiences in life (childhood, growing up, etc) mean that different people associate different scents with one or more different things (even the word 'things' is subjective here and I...
  83. Re: What Descriptions/Comparisons in Fragrance Reviews Annoy You or Leave You Clueless?

    Classic. Absolutely classic. Couldn't have phrased this better myself. And carnation was a very good example to use.



    Carnation is an amazing scent. It can go spicy, bitter or sweet. Same with...
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    Re: Aventus 10 year anniversary bottle real ??

    So they re-issue the scent in a different bottle and it still has batch variations? Well, it's the same juice then without a doubt!!

    Typical Creed really.
  85. Re: Dior Sauvage EDT 200ml (Feb 2019 batch) performance

    Yes sounded like over-spraying was the issue. I wouldn't expect a 200ml size bottle to be a fake. Too much work involved for the forger!
    How many sprays did you go with in the end?
  86. Re: Anyone dealing with loss of reduction in sense of smell due to covid

    Ouch!! That is some serious damage.

    Sending positive wishes to all BNers and their friends and family that may have been affected.
  87. Re: Similarities in Millesime Imperial and Green Irish Tweed

    It's a salty-sweet accord in both GIT and MI that is underpinned by ambergris which is common in both, so it's more than a texture to my nose. I even remember posting about this many years ago on the...
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    Re: Eucris Geo F Trumper - real oakmoss?

    I've so far tried to keep away from the politics side of things on the forum in line with BN rules (as you all already know). But as this has a lot to do with perfumes, I wanted to comment to say...
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    Re: Eucris Geo F Trumper - real oakmoss?

    Perhaps your nose is better adjusted to telling the difference between oakmoss and treemoss. I personally wouldn't know the difference.
  90. Re: Similarities in Millesime Imperial and Green Irish Tweed

    The top notes are chalk and cheese. No similarities at all.

    But once the dry down hits, they are very similar. It's what people refer to as the 'Creed DNA' - most of it is a synthetic ambergris...
  91. Re: Green Irish Tweed & Cool Water: Similarities & Differences for Fans of Both

    Huh? You missed out the Aventus sub-forum! That's like a whole empire there :laugh:
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche?

    There are bound to be loads right across the world. Not any that I've seen mind you, but YSL counters were full of both the pour femme and pour homme versions. Unless someone from L'Oreal can say for...
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    Re: Eucris Geo F Trumper - real oakmoss?

    Exactly. You wouldn't judge a book by it's cover, so why judge a fragrance by its label/reputation?
    If it smells good, what's there to write off about it?
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    Re: Eucris Geo F Trumper - real oakmoss?

    That's rubbish. It's available on many fragrance sites based in the EU.
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche?

    You should be able to find it at similar stores all over Greece. YSL made hundreds of these bottles, so they are out there somewhere. Plus it wasn't discontinued that long ago.



    I quite agree....
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche?

    It is masterfully put together. Not cloyingly sweet, nor is it too little. It's a very balanced fragrance overall.
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Batch Codes

    Yup, the older ones were much longer lasting. I would get much longer longevity and better projection from both Colonia and Essenza. Wish I could experience them like that once again.

    As for Blu,...
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche?

    I have to say that Iíve never got the association between RG and any of the recent Tom Fords. Yes they are fougeres, but thatís just about where it stops. No scent has ever managed to even come close...
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    Re: Male animalistic chypre

    Quorum and Yatagan are both very similar to me due to the artemisia (wormwood). Lumiere Noir is also similar due to the common note.
    I can't say I see the latter as 'animalistic', but Quorum, yes.
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    Re: Male animalistic chypre

    Phrased much better by the Sheik than myself. And Eau D’Hermes is another really good suggestion.

    Amouage Gold Man is also another. Still in production but the vintage bottles have a better...
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