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    Moderator Message

    This has already been posted in the correct board (Discount and Coupons).
    Link to thread is here: https://www.basenotes.net/threads/484911-Les-Senteurs-Winter-Sale-of-up-to-50-OFF-No-End-Date-UK
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    Re: Where to get Mancera samples? (UK)

    I also recommend Notino, which in my opinion has the best range of Mancera. Sign up to their mailing list so that you get their regular offers sent direct to you. If you order samples at the time...
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    Re: Creed Erolfa smells like.......

    Looks like you are closer to 11 years now :laugh:



    I can't emphasise enough how important this point is... once bitten, twice shy!
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    Re: Rum's wanted thread

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    [UK] Re: Rum’s Huge Clear-out

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    Re: Floris 30% to 50% OFF Winter Sale . No End Date.

    Ah, thanks for this, JBS. Some good deals to be had there indeed. Much appreciated :thumbsup:
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    Re: Floris 30% to 50% OFF Winter Sale . No End Date.

    Just to add to this, it seems that the ***UK*** site at Floris includes some good discounts on a few of the popular fragrances from the Private Collection.

    Definitely worth checking out the site...
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    Re: Acqua Di Gio Profumo

    I completely agree with this. I bought a new bottle in the middle of last year (2020) and the projection and longevity is just like it has ever been. I wear it at least once a week except in really...
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    Re: Oud + flowers(incl. rose) sampling suggestions

    I am not a fan of the accord, but I agree that Thirty Three is a well blended, well balanced combination of the notes.
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    Re: *NEW* YSL Y Le Parfum (2021)

    Everyone is doing this now. Now that everyone under the sun has an oud fragrance oud, this is the new fashion. :eek:
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    Re: Which perfumes to try next ?

    Can't see a reference to Floris London 1962 in your list. Essential to sample this if you like woody fragrances :thumbsup:
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    Re: Cheap frags but top shelf smell?

    A recent discovery for me very late in 2020: D&G The One for Men EdP. Could easily be marketed by a niche brand and would likely sell for much more. To my nose, the scent is excellent value for...
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    Poll: Re: Tom Ford Ombre leather VS Tuscan Leather

    I've said it before that I don't like the way TF has set either of these up. I detect more norlimbanol or cashmeran in these than a classic, traditional leather profile.

    Having said that, Ombre...
  14. Re: Recommdtions Orange Woody Dry ( something between Bigarade Concentrée and Eau d'Hermes )

    Honestly, sometimes we look and look for a 'something like...' type of scent, but often we don't realise it's sitting right under our nose (pun not intended).

    I think you will go a long way before...
  15. Re: I'm new to fragrences, and constantly worried about "overspraying."

    I think you are on the right track in terms of your mindset, so you're off to a great start regardless!

    I should add that the art of 'finding the right amount to wear' boils down to a lot of trial...
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    Re: doubts about the blind purchase of eucris edp

    It is mossy and fresh at the same time.

    Is it dark? Depends on how you perceive the moss. To me it comes across as “ink”. Don’t ask me why. That’s just how I see it. Others may well describe that...
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    Re: doubts about the blind purchase of eucris edp

    I think if you are into classic scents, you may well like it in theory.

    On the other hand, it is quite linear and doesn’t do much else other than project the same accord for something like 12...
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    Re: Original ADP Colonia but without herbals?

    I don’t have much experience of the Rochas house, so I won’t say any more on that, but I think you’re off to a great start with all the other purchases.

    As for having issues getting hold of the...
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    Re: Dried fruits and Dates note

    Another one you could look at that may not be so obvious is Alexandria by Xerjoff, if the oud is not a problem for you.
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    Re: Original ADP Colonia but without herbals?

    Sloth, my answer here is a very firm 'no'. Sorry to be so blunt, but I'd rather give you the truth up front.
    Colonia Futura is a wonderful fragrance, but I'm afraid it is no substitute for original...
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    Re: Similar to dry down of Jacomo

    Having tried both JdJ (thanks to a super generous BNer!) and more recently TF Noir Anthracite, which I now own, I would say there are some distinctions between the two, but both powerhouses...
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    Re: Dried fruits and Dates note

    Came here to suggest the John Varvatos range. Specifically the original (black bottle with leather wrap-around) and Vintage as well.
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend to Signature Line?.

    I'd expect that regardless from anything TF creates under his own brand name. Most of his scents have a very short... half-life shall we say.



    That I can believe. Less sales overall due to the...
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    Re: Rum's wanted thread

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    Poll: Re: Random Perfume Picker

    This is a fragrance forum. We don't care how people look; it's how you smell that matters most :laugh:
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    Poll: Re: Random Perfume Picker

    Errrr.... we already have one!!

    Look on your wardrobe page. Under the text box labelled "Search fragrance to add to your wardrobe", there's a link entitled "Pick me something random to wear". The...
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    Re: Tom Ford moves Costa Azzurra into Signature line

    Great news on the Costa Azzura. The signature line does seem to be a bit thin and short of new ideas. It just seems like the Private Blend range is being used as a fish hook - i.e. to see what the...
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    Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    I bought a new bottle of Profumo in May or June last year (2020) and i have had no issues with longevity or performance in any way.

    Back on topic, I think one similar scent to Profondo that makes...
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    Re: Overall what do you think of Nasomatto ?

    Unfortunately, I would tend to agree with this.



    It’s Duro and Absinthe that I’ve tried. Duro I would agree with the above comment. Boring is a fair description - there are so many other...
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    Re: Interesting/unique contemporary summer scents...

    For me, Chanel Platinum Egoiste touches the spot, as does original Eau Sauvage... it is a scent from times past but to my nose that dry down is timeless.
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    Re: Meditational Hinoki-Type Scent?

    I would suggest French Lover / Bois d'Orage by Malle. One of the driest scents I've ever known. When only a little is applied the effect is very good, especially in the dry-down.
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    You're not alone there my friend... been there too many times!



    Lol, 2020 started with a similar 'firm' tone for me too. But then so did 2019, 2018, 2017... and every year right up to when this...
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    Re: Your Most Worn 2020

    1 Amyris Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian 88 wears
    2 Boucheron pour Homme by Boucheron 57 wears
    3 Bel Ami by Hermès 56 wears
    4 Rive Gauche pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent 53 wears
    5 French...
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    Re: Most worn in December 2020

    1 The One for Men Eau de Parfum by Dolce & Gabbana 9 wears
    2 Boucheron pour Homme by Boucheron 5 wears
    3 Musc Ravageur by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle 5 wears
    4 Oxford & Cambridge by Czech &...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 31st December, 2020

    Superb choice for this chilly day!! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Riptide09 Intro Post!

    Indeed; welcome to the black hole. I know I am still falling.
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    Moderator Message

    You've already posted in General Fragrance Discussion here: https://www.basenotes.net/threads/484375-Creamy-Musky-Milky-Wood-or-Light-Tobacco-for-Men and the thread already has responses.

    As...
  38. Re: The Bogart Joint: Officially Un-Official House of Jacques Bogart Thread

    Think it's time I hunted down a sample of One Man Show as I have brushed it off one too many times and need to see what the fuss is about.
  39. Thread: MFK - Amyris Homme

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    Re: MFK - Amyris Homme

    I'm with Zealot on this 100%

    In fact I tried both EdT and Extrait and couldn't decide between the two. So I have both. EdT is superb where you want something light, close to skin, yet still long...
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    Re: Creamy/Musky/Milky Wood or Light Tobacco for Men

    Egoiste isn't a half bad suggestion.

    Although not tobacco, I would suggest Guerlain's L'Instant (de Guerlain) Pour Homme EdP. It's a slightly creamy and chocolately scent, but with the patchouli...
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    Re: Rum's wanted thread

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    Re: Your Therapeutic Fragrances

    I literally bough C&S Oxford & Cambridge as my soothing cologne. It is a weak one, but it is for a reason. Literally my best comfort scent of all time. Probably Chanel Pour Monsieur not far off for...
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    Re: fragrances with Menthol or Eucaliyptus

    Hard to beat Royal Mayfair for eucalyptus. Maybe even Viking has that same sort of effect in the opening.

    Body Kouros is another good example but I don't like how the eucalyptus is blended here...
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    Re: Bois du Portugal without sweet base

    Thanks!

    I own NYI but don’t have BdP. I never liked either to be honest, but NYI grew on me so I bought it eventually. I think I may like the newer batches of BdP if I get to try them out more.
  45. Re: Good Fragrances with Saffron ( not necessary noticiable note )

    Another vote for Calligraphy Saffron by Aramis
  46. Re: Similar and between to Chanel Bleu Parfum and Dior Sauvage Parfum.

    Giorgio Armani released the Acqua di Gio flanker Profondo earlier this year. It's not far off from the two you mention but it's not anything too spectacular. It's very much on a par with the likes of...
  47. Thread: Holiday gift sets

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    Re: Holiday gift sets

    I think we are talking about two different things. I haven't seen any Chanel gift sets (as per the thread title), but if you mean the Chanel travel atomisers which come in sets of three, like these:...
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    Re: Recommendations, Frangrances with Cumin

    You already have a really good one, Eau de Hermes.

    But there are loads of good ones:

    Cartier's Declaration is a good, affordable scent were cumin is used and it works wonderfully.
    Amouage Fate...
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    Re: Rum's wanted thread

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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. December 2020

    Do let us know your thought, Prince. This one was quite something when it was first released.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. December 2020

    I think your photography skills are as good as your taste in scents, Mark :thumbsup:
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    Re: Bois du Portugal without sweet base

    I didn't think BdP is a particularly sweet scent (in the base or elsewhere). I actually saw this as bone dry. I would suggest looking to get an older formulation of BdP (which won't come cheap) but...
  53. Thread: Holiday gift sets

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    Re: Holiday gift sets

    Hmm no idea about the Tom Ford’s. And which Chanel travel atomisers are we talking about exactly?
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    Re: FragranceX Has a Few Nicolais

    Superb news - great to see some competition finally on this brand.

    Thanks for letting us know.
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    Moderator Message

    Gentlemen, please!!

    That's enough now. Let's get back on topic - and if you disagree with each other please use the ignore function.
  56. Poll: Re: What's the best Fragrance One Fragrance for Men by Jeremy Fragrance?

    Lol, funnily enough I have the same feelings as Jon.
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    Re: Creed Erolfa smell a likes?

    I agree with this. It's not a 'blue' scent to me, but has a salty vibe, very much reminiscent of sea water. And I mean that in a nice way, it doesn't smell of fish or sea weed before anyone quips...
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    Re: Best Modern Barbershop Fragrances?

    It is a great fragrance and I agree that it is bang in the middle of 'barbershop' territory. The mint and ylang-ylang makes this particularly unique.
    Since the 2009 version has been discontinued...
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    Re: Best Modern Barbershop Fragrances?

    I agree with Stylin in that it is kind of a barbershop-themed scent and that despite it being quite woody, it probably misses the traditional barbershop bulls-eye for its lack of lavender and...
  60. Thread: USPS Anxiety

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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    I'm literally holding my stomach!! :grin:

    It hasn't been any different in our part of the world and the experience is pretty much the same as in the video.

    In all the chaos of December, our...
  61. Thread: Holiday gift sets

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    Re: Holiday gift sets

    Agreed. Fragrance is really a personal thing, so I only buy for other people if I know it's their favourite, signature scent, or have a strong connection to that particular scent.



    This is...
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    Re: Redundant owning BdC EDT AND EDP?

    I think it is redundant as both scents are quite similar. The EdT has more of that incense-like note in the dry down which I thought was out of place. Your mileage may vary.

    I would suggest you...
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    Re: Best Modern Barbershop Fragrances?

    I forgot about Roger & Gallet. L'Homme is from a by-gone era though and the 2009 re-issue is now also discontinued. There are now several versions of "L'Homme"... I haven't dared to try any of them...
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    Re: Best Modern Barbershop Fragrances?

    ...and yet, sample order placed already :undecided:

    (Seriously.... they need to allow us out of the house soon!!)
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    Re: Best Modern Barbershop Fragrances?

    Acqua di Parma is not a bad suggestion. After loving the original Colonia in the 2000's, I felt the brand crashed and burned following Colonia Club and a few other 'room-spray' releases later. But...
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    Re: Parfums de Marly Layton never disappoints

    This was my experience with it too. Tried it in a store, but even with one spray it felt like a scrubber. There is so much going on there - a kitchen sink of notes.

    It reminds me of one of those...
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    Re: Best Modern Barbershop Fragrances?

    Quite nicely laid-out here I must say.

    I'm still not sure how I feel about TF's BdJ. Overall it has mostly been a thumbs down, but I definitely need to keep trying it.

    Fougere d'Argent has a...
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    Re: Silver Mountain Water or Pacific Rock Moss?

    I've only tried SMW and never got along with it. At the time I much preferred MI. I think you also have the option of Xerjoff Mefisto these days, which could well be a better version of SMW.

    That...
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    Re: Best Modern Barbershop Fragrances?

    For a modern fougere presented in an a new and imaginative way, I suggest Eau de Minthe by Diptyque.

    Don't be confused by it's name. This is a barbershop scent through and through. Instead of...
  70. Re: Creed for someone who likes Acqua di Parma colonia

    I would definitely suggest Original Vetiver. As a fan of the original Acqua di Parma Colonia, which was my first niche fragrance, I bought Creed's Original Vetiver not long after. Very fresh and long...
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    Re: Rum's wanted thread

    Bump
  72. Re: Chanel allure edition blanche edp or allure sport edt ?

    It was the EdP version that I had - no issues with projection or longevity on my skin. That was a good 2-4 years ago now. I have no idea if it has been watered down since.

    If you are looking at...
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    Re: YSL Pour Homme Haute Concentration

    It's quite a good one, especially the original formulation. Unfortunately I got bored of it now, although I do crave it from time to time. Very hard to come by these days and one of the rare cases...
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    A reminder to stay on topic please.
  75. Re: Chanel allure edition blanche edp or allure sport edt ?

    Edition Blanche not lasting? Something doesn't sound right there. On me, this stuff would last for ages.
  76. Re: Asnomia : can't smell the scent or can't smell anything ?

    Hi Jeff,

    Nope, I don't think it works like that as the anosmia is only temporary. It's basically the fact that your nose is getting overloaded by all the scent molecules from whatever it is you...
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    Poll: Re: HELP ME PICK please :)

    I agree with these comments as well, so I voted for AHSEE as well.

    I also voted for AdG Profumo which is a favourite men's scent among ladies.
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    Sticky: Re: Vintage Fragrance Ads / Adverts

    Lagerfeld Photo

    https://youtu.be/pbS2ha5IQLY
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    Re: the thread for little-known small houses

    Castle Forbes - a small, private perfumery, based in Aberdeenshire in Scotland. They are quite well known among the wet shaving community, but some of their fragrance line-up is well worth checking...
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    Re: John Varvatos - To the Naysayers...

    Took me a few seconds to figure out the first line of this post, but boy did it make me laugh.

    Honestly, it's an under-rated brand if you ask me. Both the original and Vintage have brought me much...
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman EdP vs EdT?

    Strong preference for me is the original EdT
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    Re: Best (and worst) of 2020

    I didn't have high hopes for it so I guess it didn't result in that much of a disappointment. I liked the opening, but nothing more than that.
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    Re: Loewe Esencia, current formulation

    Yup, tried it side by side with the vintage and preferred the current version. It's a light, fresh scent with hints of woods, but it's mostly an explosion of green and fresh musk notes, almost like...
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    Re: Best (and worst) of 2020

    With so much on everyone's mind this year, I don't blame anyone for not remembering much. A year to forget perhaps...
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    Re: Best (and worst) of 2020

    The Good
    - Acqua di Parma Colonia Futura
    - Czech & Speake Perfecto Fino

    The Bad
    - Acqua di Gio Profondo
    - Dior Homme 2020

    The Ugly
    - Amouage Interlude Black Iris
  86. Re: Have you ever got a fragrance that you could not ( or hardly) smell?

    I have to agree. It's an odd feeling as a fraghead as you say, to the point that I can't see myself owning anything from the brand. I have had some in the past but in all cases, it just didn't work...
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    Re: How Many "Niche" Houses Does Estée Lauder Own?

    :thumbsup:
  88. Re: Have you ever got a fragrance that you could not ( or hardly) smell?

    Yup, same here. Barely even an alcohol smell to me, though I did get a very faint pencil-shaving like smell.
  89. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    :laugh:

    (I haven't said anything!)
  90. Re: hamster shavings or toilet cleaner - do these descriptions cause your to dislike a fragrance?

    I'm beginning to see why people say this - I've gotten this feeling all too many times with green and/or pine scents. Despite that, I do love the note when done properly.
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    Re: Rum's wanted thread

    Bump - updated
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    Re: Are the Chanel No. 5 sold on Ebay legitimate?

    This.



    :laugh:
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    Re: Platinum Egoiste ... fresh? ... really?

    Yes me too. It's done in a very Chanel-like fashion so nothing too harsh and blends really well with the fougere accord.
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    Re: Platinum Egoiste ... fresh? ... really?

    I recently tried the vintage thanks to a very generous Basenoter and have to say it is really different to the current stuff out there. The vintage is nuclear in strength with that metallic note...
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    Re: Aventus dry down originality (UK MEMOIRS)

    I have often thought this myself as the Aventus dry down is a sort of deja vu.

    I think YSL's Rive Gauche Pour Homme comes close. As I get whiffs of the patchouli and classic "barbershop" accord in...
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    I can't even remember which way round the names go. Anyway, I have tried the vintage thanks to another very kind Basenoter. The vintage is nuclear in strength with the metallic note really intense....
  97. Thread: One of two

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    Re: One of two

    Tally another one for Polo
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    I agree the prices are completely ridiculous. You're right - it's not that far off from the original stuff.

    It's probably blasphemous to say it in this thread, but I've recently fallen for...
  99. Re: Fragrances/scents you just can't describe to others

    Ooooohhhhhh yes. Geo F Trumpers' Eucris Eau de Parfum.

    Is it woods? Black ink? Erm.... it's moss :undecided:
  100. Re: Men's fragrances that smell Sophisticated, Elegant, Rich and Expensive

    Giving another vote to YSL Opium Pour Homme.

    Also recommending Terre d'Hermes which is a superb creation this side of the millennium.
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