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    Re: Fakest Youtuber

    I don't watch, I've watched couple minutes of many just enough to learn theyre more commercials or subscriber whores than perfume professionals, but I used to watch Betawiblood, now Kristofer Maves,...
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    Re: Best dark-gotic etat libre.

    Aside Rien ELdO isn't a house of dark perfumes, they're crazy and fun ina colorful way. 69, de Sade, ToF, all have smoky or dark notes, yes, but are far from dark as a whole perfume.
  3. Thread: Milk accord

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    Re: Milk accord

    Lavender is already a hit here, yes, thank you I will try to figure it out with more information now. Feel free to add more I will revisit here. ��
  4. Thread: Milk accord

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    Re: Milk accord

    Thank you. I don't want urine, I don't actually want cum either, but a clean accord that smells like it, what's missing is some quality my language can't explain in milk, it's almost indolic but...
  5. Thread: Milk accord

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    Milk accord

    I searched I haven't found what I want, I'm not sure, I want it to go with saffron and lavender, my aim is to make a clean "cum accord" (please act mature) thank you🌹
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    Re: Songe an upgrade on Bois Mysterieux?

    I finally picked Songe, and after wearing it side by side for the first time after getting some experience with some saffron heavy perfumes, I finally figured those talking about the non-existent...
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    Re: I smell what I smell

    Those new to this always assume pyramids are actual ingredients list, while the reality is the house itself does the very same thing OP does and decides what they're smelling, or what suits the...
  8. Re: Does Spicebomb Extreme smell like Bvlgari Man In Black

    They are similar in the way if you like one you'll probably like the other one. But not similar enough to be redundant or mistakable.
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    Re: Difference between Basenotes and Fragrantica?

    Easy:
    Average people on Fragrantica know only designers and commercialized niches. You won't get anything new out of them. Bunch of broken records. Basenoters usually each know their territory of...
  10. Re: Perfumes That When Worn Give You the Most Happiness

    Tickles tickles, it makes me laugh inside my nostrils whenever I sniff that opening. Have a little soul teardrop ��
  11. Re: Does Zara have any Remarkably Really Good outstanding fragrances ?

    They re-release their perfumes each season with different names, sometimes with slight changes which is more like batch variants. Just like they treat their typically boring clothes. They sell them...
  12. Re: Perfumes That When Worn Give You the Most Happiness

    Opening of Oud for Greatness smells like tickles.
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    Re: MFK- Absolue Pour le soir (phased out?)

    These aren't top sellers, they have to sell out before they do a fresh new batches, they aren't that big a house to have multiple active batches before selling one.
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    Re: Best of ARMAF - Originals & Clones

    Having smelled their clones of GIT and Aventus, they're inaccurate enough to be considered originals!
  15. Re: Help Me With My Next Purchase - Something for Fall

    Thank you for making it easy to read! It's how questions should be asked really...

    Lumiere Noire homme MFK
  16. Re: Your perception of a perfume has changed because of another person?

    A very cool girl at our shop wears Herod, I used to think of older gentlemen when smelling it, now the scent turns me on.
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    Re: Zino Davidoff Clone

    Zino is very accessible worldwide, if you can't find it in India (which I doubt to be the case) just get it from the closest country.
  18. Re: Your opinions on the safest 'blind buy' perfume you've ever made?

    Dunhill Icon is great, I tried it once it blew me away for a 20 30 bucks perfume.

    I do many blind-swaps (giving away perfumes I don't like anymore, the risk is minimal) but almost never blindbuy....
  19. Thread: Bogue MAAI

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    Re: Bogue MAAI

    So they lack in quality control and can't make the exact same thing twice, it's the case with most indie houses and their top sellers. They don't have big lines ready to make the same thing like a...
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    Re: Leather scents by Xerjoff

    Which one? Xerjoff almost never even tries to make good bold leathers, their house has an understanding of their market and the clean luxury they are demanding, they do their dirty and darker...
  21. Thread: Bogue MAAI

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    Re: Bogue MAAI

    I have a big Maai decant and it's not at all like what reviews had prepared me for. I find it very reminiscent of classic chypres and nowhere as animalic musky as it's being described. I think Proust...
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    Re: Best of ARMAF - Originals & Clones

    The only good one to me was Club de Nuit Intense Woman.
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    Re: Arquiste Nanban

    There was a thread here on how reviews based on little samples are not trustworthy and that the reviewer should tell if it's a sample review or 5 strong full wearing worth of a review. It was...
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    Re: Arquiste Nanban

    After trying it bought a bottle the very next day. Some of hese comments are very odd to me, I find nanban very heavy on Russian leather accord from top to the late dry down, the opening minutes have...
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    Re: Jovoy Private Label

    I wrote a review on Fragrantica about it, (I write here as well but they are never published for some reason and that's why I ran the Fragrantica account) in very short, it smells like a tired old...
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    Re: Jovoy Private Label

    I'd definitely buy it if I didn't have the other two and could afford only one. I also love theor presentations.
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    Re: Jovoy Private Label

    I like it but I prefer both Ursa and Encre Noire A l'Extreme depending on the day. I find PL somewhere in between them.
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    Re: Make me tacky!

    Adding Spirito Fiorentino. Just don't push your nose on your skin where it gets cloying, it's so lush in the air.
  29. Re: Recomdtions similar to ... New York, Bois dPortugal, Pour Monsieur, Knize...

    Derby
    Bel Ami
    Caron 3rd Man
    Noir Patchouli
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    Samsara vintage help

    I love Samsara and think of bee bottles as a downgrade, can you help me determine which batch-year and formulation is in this bottle?
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  31. Have you ever? "Finally a hyped perfume I got along with-"

    After enjoying Spirito Fiorentino so much and buying it right at the spot, I picked an almost full bottle of Oud for Greatness, and for the first time (at least in a very long time) I am smitten by a...
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    Re: Worst Fragrance Ever???

    Without shadow of a doubt:
    Velvet by MPF
    Thinking about it does things to my stomach!

    You guys listing likes of Sauvage or Homme2020 is very odd to me, don't get me wrong I don't like them but,...
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    Re: Fraghead with an evil lust

    Hi and welcome, now elaborate what "evil lust for fragrances" means?
    Do you steal testers from TJ Maxx?
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    Re: Who really likes Mitsouko?

    EdT is so beautiful in hot summer days, EdP for anytime else.
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    Re: Decant necklace?

    I had 3 beautiful Hermes necklaces from Merveilles line (around 7ml each), I use two them for different perfumes now. (Elixir des Merveilles, NR for Him & Hard Leather)
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    Re: info on fragrantica

    Fragrantica? They use the note break down of the house itself.

    How each house determines their pyramid? Few notes are naturals, some are synthetics widely agreed as being representative of a...
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    Re: Who really likes Mitsouko?

    I believe so, on the box of Mitsouko itself it shared the specifics of their oakmoss and you can also find it on their website. Something along that line, I looked it up few years ago when buying my...
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    Re: Kouros no longer listed on YSL website

    Lol my nose is literally broken, numerous times, (I do have a strong sense of smell though), I love both Fahrenheit and Kouros and I don't get why gasoline being fuel or piss being secretion would...
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    Re: Some questions about Nicolai

    I got a big 10ml decant for the love of cuir and there was no leather to my nose which it pissed me off! I agree it's a nice tobacco.
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    Re: Some questions about Nicolai

    NYI, you can pick the cheaper 30ml and it'd still last longer than 100ml of PM.

    Patchouli Intense is also beautiful.
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Last weekend finally tried it on skin, I hated it as I expected, like other unimpressive pour homme sweeties but stronger. I have to add I generally hate all kinds of sweeties but it still had...
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    Re: Winter addition

    Get something lighter for a change! D&G The One edt or any Hermes
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    Re: Kouros no longer listed on YSL website

    I get cucumber in Fahrenheit flankers, vanilla-batchs (2014-2017), knock offs and clones, but not the original Fahrenheit. I think cucumber appears when the violet leaf leather combo fail to fuse...
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    Re: Largest bottle of perfume, 616.18 litres

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBw5198ZRC4
  45. Re: whats a mens cologne that with a smell that would remind anyone of the beach?

    Nishane has the best masculine aquatic scent ever and unfortunately I don't remember its weird name.
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    Re: Who really likes Mitsouko?

    Who cares, Mitsouko has the best Oakmoss among current designers hands down and it's all that matters. Celebrate it!
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    You won't like Rien anyway. :D it's more like a scent-fetish! I love it the same weird way I love..... gasoline.
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    Re: Kouros no longer listed on YSL website

    Many of us care obviously. And just because cat piss is dirty doesn't mean a perfume that shares its facets scent-wise is awful by default. I don't have a cat and I love Kouros.
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    Idk honestly much about suits, whatever ppl wear to the office but not a party? :D I also think Eros smells like the young "bro" type in tight Ts or Derby smells like a "Renaissance man" in grey...
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    Pretty sure none of us look like that stereotypical image of office-workers or tattoo-artists anyway. And to be fair I was reffering to the vibe Creeds DNA gives me, not describing Stylin or any...
  51. Re: My Garbage Bags Smell Like Green Irish Tweed

    Does it drop panties? If not you're lying.
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    Re: Kouros no longer listed on YSL website

    You may not like it and that's cool but of course it would be a loss, a big one, it's so unique and one of a kind, one of the very few perfumes ever that isn't even remotely replaceable. You may not...
  53. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    de Profundis is one of the few beauties that's not about the notes, Serge Lutens are best at making their own interpretation of floral notes, what notes you read and smell here are made with the...
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    This one feels intended as an attack, but was absorbed as a compliment on my side :D
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    Re: Who really likes Mitsouko?

    Although I adore Mitsouko in all its concentrations, Fleur de Lotus never appealed to me. It's not really "Mitsouko", it smells like late dry down of it from quite a distance! I can see why someone...
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    None. Creeds always gave me an office-dress-code vibe, like well made but tasteless suits and the same haircut for the whole block. Not saying I have a problem with someone that likes to dress like...
  57. Re: Thinking of adding another Frederic Malle to my collection

    Are you into classic chypres? Femme, Mitsouko, even Shalimar? They are of course hard to break down if you're not familiar with their tender complexity, PdT is a continuation and imo an evolution to...
  58. Re: Old School Masculine’s Or Ones That Give A Nod To Past Times I Should Check Out?

    A nod to classic masculines:

    Noir Epices
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him
    Opus VII
    Beau de Jour
    Je Suis un Homme
    New York Intense
    Incident Diplomatique
    1740
  59. Poll: Re: Your Favorite Guerlain L'homme Ideal? Rate the rest?

    I love Mitsouko and Shalimar, along with many other Guerlains. This shares nothing with that DNA, a sweet fruity suede, while the notes suggested Incense, leather, sandalwood, lavender some of my...
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    Re: Wondering about rose fragrance

    You're looking for Rossy de Palma Eau de Protection, a bright fresh and most casual rose. The rose note lasts to the very end. Oh there is a light cold blood accord which I love in this, so keep that...
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    Re: Who really likes Mitsouko?

    Thierry Wasser did a great job with bringing back Mitsouko to its full glory, it's not just an anniversary thing, they went all the extra miles to make sure it gets everything she deserves, what they...
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    Re: Most versatile fragrance of all time...

    I don't think fresh summer scents as versatile, they almost never work in the colder months.

    I'd pick something like: Narciso Rodriguez for Him or Platinum Egoiste or any fruity chypre out there,...
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    Re: Who really likes Mitsouko?

    I love Mitsouko, its tender complexity, how it reminds me of my early childhood, the uniqueness, the quality, realistic oakmoss, great performance, insanely cheap price... What's not to love.
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    Re: Kouros no longer listed on YSL website

    Lol, everytime a designer is temporarily out of stock.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObWrdYQ_6xY
  65. Re: Which is your Favorite Coffee Fragrance, with decent Longevity?

    As one of the less known of l'Artisan it can be easily found for like $50 (100ml)
  66. Re: Which is your Favorite Coffee Fragrance, with decent Longevity?

    Then it's Cardamom Coffee by Lush, nobrainer.

    if you like it sweet: Noir Exquis would be your Holy Grail.
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    Poll: Re: Spirito Fiorentino or Oud For Greatness

    Thank you, I'm not a fan of BR but I think it's a good foundation to build upon, I can imagine how more notes would make it lovely, I just ordered the decants, so the leather in SP is only a top...
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    Poll: Re: How dirty do you get?

    Most of my favorites happen to be animalic, that said I think ppl exaggerate when describing animalics for some reason. They think too much about peepee and poopoo! :D

    I don't like first or second...
  69. Re: Which is your Favorite Coffee Fragrance, with decent Longevity?

    TF London is my favorite coffee scent but performance isn't the best.

    Nanban is a great performer, I love the scent, has coffee note mentioned and I've seen reviews telling there is noticeable...
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    Re: MDCI Invasion Barbare Thoughts?

    Very good perfume, definitely in my top 5 barbershop fougeres, that said I wouldn't pay this much for a barbershop, my other 4 favorites put together cost like 100 or 150.
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    Re: Enigma/E-Creation Parfum vs Cologne

    I only tested it in their store (few times) and never had a problem with longevity. It also has a better sillage than projection like most extraits do. Cologne isn't worth it imo.
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    Poll: Re: Spirito Fiorentino or Oud For Greatness

    I hoped for some comparisons, I'll order decants then, the pyramid in fragrantica votes for dominant leather in SF, I love Terenzi's brand of salty leather, have to see if it's the same here. I have...
  73. Re: Ever been stung by a bee while wearing cologne?

    Lol. Literally said "this was the worst weekend" (after minutes of constant swearing)
  74. Re: Thinking of adding another Frederic Malle to my collection

    They are similar, Superstitious and Arpege, beautifully made floral aldehydes not unlike many other classics. Wouldn't call them redundant, more like different levels of the same genre, if you have...
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    Re: Chanel Bois de Iles or Sycomore?

    I personally like Bois de Iles more, it's a more airy and artistic but less masculine Egoiste to me. If you want sth more masculine and strong I would recommend Sycamore or even Egoiste. And why not...
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    Poll: Spirito Fiorentino or Oud For Greatness

    If you know my taste tell which I'd like more, if any. Or what do you, yourself think about them.
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    Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme, real or fake?

    I once got a fake but only could tell by the scent itself, the bottle was identical to my other Pour Hommes. But without batchcodes anywhere I'd say it's fake
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    Re: Future of Amouage

    Future of Amouage seems like a catchy bold name for their next release, blindbuy worthy even:

    L'avenir d'Amouage
  79. Re: Ever been stung by a bee while wearing cologne?

    Yeah I searched and just knew there would be another poor bee survivor here... :D I almost never wear florals and both stings were applied on my two newly acquired florals Iris Nazarena and Rose...
  80. Re: Need help finding a good masculine pine fragrance

    Yatagan
  81. Re: CDG PARFUM (original) vs COSTUME NATIONAL HOMME

    Not redundant if you're a fraghead, the similarities start and end at them being spicy and solid performers. I prefer the CdG. The floral and honey aspects of it has a wow factor that Homme never...
  82. Re: Best Calvin Klein fragrances (outside of the big three)

    Obsessed Intense is nice, I also like Euphoria on girls.
  83. Re: Ever been stung by a bee while wearing cologne?

    Having been stung by bees twice this past two weeks (tonight), both have been on my forearms were I apply my second spritz. First time I was tipsy and high on my bike riding slowly with my friends on...
  84. Re: Not into rose fragrances usually, but fell in love with this one

    It deviates from the usual rose perfumes (usually jammy, chocolaty and of course the overdone oud combo), to me it's equally about patchouli as it's about rose which makes it "masculine" despite the...
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    Re: "Unwearable" - an unhelpful label?

    No u
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    Re: Omg omg omg dior Fahrenheit parfum

    I like it myself, it's a beautiful boozy vanilla perfume but my disappointment stands. The thing is I always wanted a heavier Fahrenheit in my collection, they always released lighter, fresher or...
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    Re: "Unwearable" - an unhelpful label?

    You're equally judgmental as me being equally judgmental as the hypocritical person criticizing it.
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    Re: Omg omg omg dior Fahrenheit parfum

    Fahrenheit Parfum is the parfum version of 2014 Fahrenheit (the all vanilla and no gasoline formulation), not the original Fahrenheit which was resurrected around 2018 with its beautiful...
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    Re: "Unwearable" - an unhelpful label?

    Unimaginative was a kind word for close-minded. If you don't like sth doesn't mean everyone else won't adore it.
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    Re: "Unwearable" - an unhelpful label?

    Used subjectively it means the person can't pull it off, if used objectively it means the person lacks imagination thinking noone can.
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    Re: Perfume an animal

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    Montecristo
  92. Re: Good classic-style beginner niche fragrances?

    1740
    Derby
    Je Suis un Homme
    Invasion Barbare
    New York Intense
    Ursa
    Shalimar
    Chypre Palatine
    Beau de Jour
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    Re: Winter signature beast

    I tested it around 2019 I remember tiny single samples spritzs projecting like hell, I just checked on Fragrantica & it's also rated top bracket on both sillage and longevity there. Idk it's too loud...
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    Re: Newbie Interested in Chypres

    These are pretty much the reference chypres imo, Chypre Palatine being my favorite, but sadly only in vinrage form. There are many more but I'd start with these:

    Shalimar
    Mitsouko
    Femme Rochas...
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    Re: Winter signature beast

    CoSTUME National Homme
    It reminds me of Spicebomb, sweeter, it's probably one of the loudest, longest lasting perfumes I tried (that doesn't smell cheap/awful), lasts a day and suffocates the room.
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    Re: Would you recommend Tam Dao?

    It's not sweet, at all, the vanilla elevates the creaminess of Sandalwood and makes it richer in EdP, I hate sweetness and again Tam Dao has none. If you already got EdT though don't sweat it, it's...
  97. Re: Looking for recommendations for classic fragrances (timeless classic or modern classics are fine

    Bandit is so different in vintage form, the new one is a typical green leather compared to that loud sexy beauty.

    If you like classic chypres I'd put something like Salome way over the current...
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    Re: 1 Creed or three others?

    Lol. Anyway, OP, perfumes are of course not about how they cost but how they smell. You may be new to fragrances so my only suggestion is trust your sense of smell and don't believe when someone says...
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    Re: Would you recommend Tam Dao?

    Royal Oud is not a safe distance to jump into conclusions about Tam Dao. Not at all similar.

    Do you like: Wonderwood, 2Man, Encre Noire A L'Extreme or Sycamore? It's closer to them, anyway if you...
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    Re: 1 Creed or three others?

    Lol. Is Basenotes taken over by Creed commercial bots?
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