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    Re: Your 500ml Wardrobe

    A lot of wonderful carefully handpicked wardrobes being created here. Keeping this under 10 fragrances is doable but I wouldn’t want to at the moment.

    I get through so much Chanel Pour Monsieur...
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    Re: Your 500ml Wardrobe

    80ml Aventus
    30ml Bois du Portugal (2013)
    30ml Mousse Illuminee
    30ml Ombre Leather
    30ml Incident Diplomatique
    30ml Heritage EdT
    20ml Green Irish Tweed
    20ml French Lover
    20ml Jubilation...
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    Your 500ml Wardrobe

    I’ve been thinking about this concept for some time. What would my wardrobe look like if I could only choose a maximum of 500ml of fragrance? Maybe as a way to hone what I enjoy the most and if I was...
  4. Thread: smooth

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    Re: smooth

    Hard not to love it. I haven’t tired of it and I hope I never do.
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    Re: Most charismatic cologne?

    We are thinking along the same lines bud.

    I might replace Yatagan with Bel Ami though.
  6. Re: Fighting Back Against The Fake Scent Boom

    Your arguments against copycat / ‘inspired by’ / dupe companies lose credence when you intentionally conflate them with actual counterfeiters. I don’t particularly agree with what many of these dupe...
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    Re: Pick 1 for Each Category

    Cook.bot’s selection were spot on but to choose an alternative bunch,

    Everyday: Chanel Pour Monsieur

    Money: Incident Diplomatique

    Date Night: Ombre Leather
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    Re: smooth

    Heritage is smooth as silk.
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    Re: Pick 1 for Each Category

    https://media.giphy.com/media/l42P7LGjW2aGRfvXy/giphy.gif
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    Re: Pick 1 for Each Category

    Vintage Eau Sauvage AND Bois du Portugal?! Now we're talkin! I can live with 2 out of 3 :laugh:
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    Re: I'm over BR540

    I think BR540 is great. You accept it for what it is or you don’t. I know it’s synthetic straight out the gate, it makes no bones about it - I know what I’m getting. Wear it rarely from samples when...
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    Re: Fragrance Houses off the beaten path?

    Plume Impression
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    Re: dark-gothic battle

    I wouldn’t call either gothic or put them in that sphere except for their packaging.

    If Eucris was in a clear bottle I don’t think anyone would call it gothic. It’s fresh, fruity, musky, the cumin...
  14. Re: Do they still make any rich scented fragrances like how fragrances used to be made?

    Rich scents? Yes. Like they used to? Not so much and I don’t think it’s likely going forward.

    There are some limiting factors.

    The big old houses like Chanel and Guerlain have over a century...
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    Re: Destroy a fragrance name with one letter

    FM Carnal Blower
    Chanel Santaeus
    Avon Mild Country
    Michael Hors For Men
    Ormonde Jayne Told
    Hermes Hel Ami
    Strumper’s Neucris
    Montale Sambac Rice
    Faberge Grut For Men
    SL Muscs Koublai Khant
  16. Re: Worst fragrance you have smelled in 2020.

    The original was never a favourite of mine but I could appreciate the elegance of it. It had panache. The state of the 2020 version seems an inevitability once large conglomerates with shareholders...
  17. Re: Worst fragrance you have smelled in 2020.

    It’s like the music you get in a lift or a birthday card shop :evil:
  18. Re: Recently discontinued or rumored to be?

    GGA was unique and did deserve recognition but it also attracts as you say a certain attention and sometimes a cult following will ensue. Nobody knew that Star Wars would have the following it did....
  19. Re: Worst fragrance you have smelled in 2020.

    Haven’t sniffed as many as I normally would this year but Dior Homme 2020 is the front runner.

    It felt devoid of all soul, full only of emptiness.

    It should have an ice cream and go on a...
  20. Re: Recently discontinued or rumored to be?

    No applause necessary but thanks all the same. The Fragcomm stock market is up and down like a yoga instructor but 90% of what’s posted about this or that being discontinued doesn’t really happen. Of...
  21. Re: Recently discontinued or rumored to be?

    Discontinuation rumours + FOMO + next day delivery = a bad day for any unsuspecting green enthusiast and their pocket

    More important than what’s being said is who is saying it.

    Overall I don’t...
  22. Re: Creed aventus real or fake please help me

    It's fake.
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    Re: TF Ombre Leather Vs Tuscan Leather

    Ombre over Tuscan.

    Tuscan has a harshness to it that I don’t like. The blending in Ombre seems better handled, it smells better to me and it layers well too.
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    Re: Fragrantica? Is that you?

    Just today noticed they’ve made an adjustment to the fragrance page layout for the better.

    The stat info seems to be grouped together now. Some other minor tweaks too. They’ve taken the...
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    Re: Your top favorite perfumes

    Bois du Portugal
    Eau Sauvage EdT (vintage)
    Heritage EdT
    Aventus
    Pour Monsieur EdT
    Mousse Illuminee
    Incident Diplomatique
    Antaeus (vintage & recent)
    Cool Water (vintage)
    Jubilation Man
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th November, 2020

    Monsieur Beauregard by Penhaligon’s
  27. Re: Interview on smell & taste (Fresh Air/Harold McGee)

    Thanks for the link LiveJazz
  28. Re: Can't stop thinking about this elusive, woody vetiver fragrance

    Sounds like vetiver is probably the note you’re detecting. Vetiver can go smoky, earthy, grassy, woody so you have some ground to cover.
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver could fit the bill from what you...
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    Re: Top 3 in your current wardrobe

    Bois du Portugal
    Vintage Eau Sauvage
    Heritage EdT

    Others that could easily substitute for any of the top 3
    Aventus / Chanel PM / Antaeus / Incident Diplomatique
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th November, 2020

    CH Men Prive by Carolina Herrera
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain Heritage VS Hermès Equipage

    Both classic and enjoyable.
    Equipage is very good.
    Heritage is close to flawless.
    Ergo Heritage.
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    Re: FragranceX Deliveries to the UK

    Jokes aside I haven’t had any issue with their invoicing/ billing.

    I have however received something other than pictured on more than one occasion, which as someone seeking out a particular...
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    Re: FragranceX Deliveries to the UK

    If I had some flying monkeys I assure you they would be released to serve adequate retribution.

    For now, guess I’ll stick to the allbeauty.
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    Re: FragranceX Deliveries to the UK

    I haven’t had any problems with duties etc from Fragrancex. Those charges are normally included and shown at checkout but have heard of others getting hit with unexpected charges previously.

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

    Heritage EDT

    Tremendously enjoyable
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    Re: Penhalligon Recommendations must try

    Yes! That’s how they were in the bar. Walking around trying to figure it out. Something moreish about it. Have you tried Halfeti Leather? I don’t think it’s better than the original but got my nose...
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    Re: Which Guerlain Fragrance ?

    They are similar but different enough to own both. EdT is shirt and tie. EdP is open collar. I prefer the EdP at the moment.
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    Re: Penhalligon Recommendations must try

    Of the ones I’ve tried, this one stands out for me too. It shines so well in cold weather with a massive scent bubble. It’s funny but previously I’d worn this in a crowded place and had people trying...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Eau de Paco Rabanne Pour Homme by Paco Rabanne
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th November, 2020

    Eau de Paco Rabanne Pour Homme by Paco Rabanne
  41. Re: The Term "Blind Buying" Doesn't Fit, Does It?

    Don’t take it that way. I didn’t mean it literally but I can see how it could have sounded.

    If someone here in the UK says they’re ‘shattered’, they probably mean they’re tired or exhausted not...
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    Re: Fragrances Longevity - how many hours?

    Creed Aventus
    2019 bottle (19P11 pre-Blackrock)
    8+ hours
  43. Re: The Term "Blind Buying" Doesn't Fit, Does It?

    ‘Buying blind’ doesn’t necessary denote something visual in this context.

    You can buy a musical instrument blind, meaning you haven’t played or heard it. Or a car having not first seen or driven...
  44. Re: Who are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    He’s a good lad that’s lost his way a little. Would like to see him get back to making more single fragrance review videos. I get these guys want to make money doing this but there should be a...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 7th November, 2020

    Aventus by Creed
  46. Re: Letting Go: Fragrances you fell out of love with before buying a full bottle

    I'll talk about two fragrances this happened with but there have been many others.

    One was Eau des Sens by Diptyque. I would pop into a store not a million miles from my home that carried...
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    Re: Need a lusciously beautiful fragrance

    Carnal Flower by Frederic Malle
  48. Re: Starting Out - Some Ideas, But Need Recommendations (Male)

    CH Men Prive by Carolina Herrera
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    Re: Anthony Hopkins Eau de Parfum

    What else for a genius psychopath serial killer, but the very best ambergris scented cream money can buy... he didn’t like plane food either so he just packed himself a cooked brain luncheon, as you...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 7th November, 2020

    I’ll have a crack at this but it won’t be a fair comparison because of concentration differences.

    I have an old square splash bottle of the Faberge aftershave which actually booms the way I...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 7th November, 2020

    Brut Special Reserve by Brut
  52. Re: What am I missing? Where have warm, 'ambery' masculine fragrances gone?

    You might find this useful to the discussion https://www.basenotes.net/threads/477800-Amber-in-the-1980s

    I think to a certain point you’ve answered your own question. Ambers as we knew them aren’t...
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    Re: Anthony Hopkins Eau de Parfum

    Anyone here tried this yet?
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th November, 2020

    SOTE

    Heritage EDT by Guerlain
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Heritage EDT. Still astounded how good this smells. Guerlain should have called this Neverending Honeymoon.
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    Re: Today I bought November 2020

    Congrats tspencer. This is one I'm meaning to sample. Interested to get your impressions of the new Rogue, Bon Monsieur.
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    Re: Opulent scents?

    Monsieur Beauregard by Penhaligon's
  58. Re: The Holy Trinity of Dior Parfums: Which is Your Favorite?

    Today Fahrenheit Parfum. Tomorrow might be ES 2012 Parfum.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th November, 2020

    Green Irish Tweed by Creed
  60. Re: Tom Ford Noir Extreme v Tom Ford Noir v Tom Fort Noir De Noir

    Noir Extreme is what you're probably after. No one would think you're too serious wearing this.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I usually go for the vintage when I want that smooth mossy leather hum. It's great stuff.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Antaeus by Chanel
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th November, 2020

    SOTE

    Antaeus by Chanel
  64. Re: Photo attachment in private messages

    I asked this exact same question previously and epapsiou explained if you are using tapatalk you can attach photos, but I don’t. If that’s not an option for you then maybe a request to the tech staff...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    GIT is super versatile and it works remarkably well in almost any situation. It takes on anything and everything with a smile.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th November, 2020

    SOTD

    Tuscany Per Uomo by Aramis
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    Re: Fragrantica? Is that you?

    Its definitely had some improvements with these updates since they switched to the new layout.



    I've found that putting on an ad blocker and zooming the browser to around 75% works best. It...
  68. Re: Hermes- Bel Ami [ vintage] versus New formulation

    They are both wonderful. I don’t notice a lack of performance from either one. The vintage is denser, dustier and more mossy than the current version, which is fresher and more transparent. Don’t...
  69. Re: Seeking some similar alternatives for variety.

    You could try something like Pasha. Would fit perfectly with what you already have but expand the palette.

    Alternatively for something more modern you could try Explorer.
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    Re: Fragrances Longevity - how many hours?

    Rogue Perfumery Mousse Illuminee
    2018 bottle (original release)
    13+ hours and still going
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    Re: what makes a scent "rich"

    In my mind it’s a combination of things.
    As Kaern mentioned, the way a fragrance comes across as being dense or thick.

    Sometimes a buttery orris, sometimes sweetness done in a certain way....
  72. Re: What am I missing? Where have warm, 'ambery' masculine fragrances gone?

    I’ve read through the whole thread and think that you have painted yourself onto a tightrope....but it’s not impossible to find what you are looking for. Ambers (labdanum/vanilla/benzoin accords)...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 4th November, 2020

    Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery
  74. Re: Pick One Old School Masculine Fragrance As The Grail!

    A favourite of mine is Bois du Portugal and is up there, but....


    As objective as I can be, there are many richer, more opulent scents, more quirkier fragrances, more abstract and statement...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 1st November, 2020

    Incident Diplomatique by Jovoy
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 31st October, 2020

    Heritage EDT by Guerlain
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    Re: covid19 anosmia

    This is a valid point. Many deaths from various infections and non-infections are being attributed, rightly or wrongly, to Covid.

    The wording most news media is using is very misleading often...
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    Re: Fragrances Longevity - how many hours?

    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    2017-2018 bottle
    12+ hours
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    Re: Fragrances Longevity - how many hours?

    Penhaligon’s Monsieur Beauregard
    2019 or 2020 bottle
    10+ hours

    Very present for first 4 to 5 hours
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    ...
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    Re: covid19 anosmia

    In the last few months there have also been people reporting losing their sense of smell after being COVID tested due to having the long swab coming into contact with their olfactory epithelium...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 29th October, 2020

    Monsieur Beauregard by Penhaligon's
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    Re: Fragrantica? Is that you?

    BTW if you are viewing the 'new version' on mac or pc you can zoom your browser to about 75% and get a more classic fragrantica experience, expecially when reading reviews.
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    Re: Fragrantica? Is that you?

    The hypebeasting, ladies putting up with it and whatnot was already in free flow and I guess it was what it was, but having nearly all the fragrance info in a single frame and the rest including...
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    Fragrantica? Is that you?

    Am I the only one that thinks the new layout of fragrantica is awful? It looks like a very badly disjointed picture book and the mobile version is even worse. I would sometimes pop across to ‘that...
  86. Re: I can't believe I've never smelled Heritage..

    Hey Rum. I personally think vintage and new/current are both excellent, but yes I agree they are different.
    I liken the difference to vintage and new Antaeus - they aren’t exactly the same, but...
  87. Re: Perfumery and the existence of a 'masterpiece'.

    You might find this helpful.

    https://www.basenotes.net/threads/467905-Masterpiece
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 28th October, 2020

    Green Irish Tweed by Creed
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 27th October, 2020

    Heritage EDT by Guerlain
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    Re: Fragrances Longevity - how many hours?

    Guerlain Heritage EDT
    2020 bottle
    8+ hours
  91. Re: I can't believe I've never smelled Heritage..

    100% agreed.



    They’re both great but the EDT, at least the recent one has a certain something which makes it stand apart. The notes just sparkle. If the EDP is a closed flower, the EDT is...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Parfum alternative?

    Nobody does Chanel like Chanel, so no.

    If you like it enough, buy it again and persevere with it. If you don’t like it enough then let it go and find spend time sampling until you find something...
  93. Re: What do most (non-fraghead) women think of guys who collect perfumes?

    It really depends on the woman. I know women that wouldn’t bat an eyelid to someone having a collection but I also know women that might have an adverse reaction to ‘a guy with a perfume collection’...
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    Re: Masculine Fragrance

    Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme 2003 (gun metal brown with silver lid) was great but tried it a number of times within the last two years and it’s been very thinned out. Would recommend an early bottle...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

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    Re: Your cologne is killing me..

    Bingo. If we all tried to look at things from the other’s point of view, understanding would take a higher seat at the table and I think life would be better all round. Good and better times are here...
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    Re: Your cologne is killing me..

    One time...
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    Re: Your cologne is killing me..

    To exclaim “You’re cologne is killing me” for 4 sprays of Zino does seem a little over the top. It’s not a stinker by any stretch of the imagination so the idea of the scent being the cause of his...
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    Re: Fragrances Longevity - how many hours?

    Guerlain Heritage EDP
    2019 bottle
    11+ hours

    11 hours on skin and still very present.
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    Re: Your cologne is killing me..

    The point was that people seemed to be able to deal with life back then and perhaps were more resilient compared to now. The guy could have got up and moved without making an issue of something so...
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