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  1. Thread: Lets Talk Watches

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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    I always wanted a Rolex whilst in my teens, but once I held one in my hands I did a complete u-turn. The Omega watches wear better and feel much more comfortable. Plus I think they are more creative...
  2. Re: Beast Mode Cheap Aventus clones with more Fruity vibes and lesser smoke

    I don't find CB that close to Aventus either. One of the worst fragrances I have ever put my nose to. The extreme dry down might be good but I have no intention of putting my nose through that...
  3. Re: Cartier Declaration - any info on vintage or older bottles?

    Thanks for the offer, Opiate. I don't think I could justify asking you to open it. When the time is right, I'm sure you'll gladly update us.

    Yes I'm beginning to think the scent itself hasn't been...
  4. Re: Cartier Declaration - any info on vintage or older bottles?

    Nope. That's just when I bought it. My batch number is 9GAD... according to the usual sites that translates to July 2019.
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    Re: Tom Ford Man vs. CDG 2 Man

    Each to their own I guess.
    CdG 2Man doesnít smell very different to other similar ISO E Super bombs. Amouage Honor Man, Atelier Cologneís Poivre and Profumum Roma Sandalo all come to mind.
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    Re: New Amouage: Material and Boundless

    Obviously I'd be fuming if this happened to me, but I can't help but laugh at JC's moves and generally humorous nature.

    I bet every fragrance head feels like they receive the HDS service at some...
  9. Thread: Rose Garden Scents

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    Re: Rose Garden Scents

    This would be my suggestion.
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    As already stated, this thread is very old and has indeed been bumped by 'essay writing' spam. We are locking the thread to prevent further incidents like that.
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    Re: Has anyone smelled the 3 new MFK fragrances?

    So they've added the word 'cologne' to three existing 'forte' fragrances. Interesting. I wonder what this translates to. Could they be battling Roja Dove or Atelier Cologne for a 'Cologne Parfum'?
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    Re: Cold, rainy night fragrance

    Several choices spring to mind for me:

    - Creed Green Irish Tweed
    - C&S Perfecto Fino
    - FoI Patrick
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    Re: Discrepancy in "most worn" stats

    Mine are off... Aventus wears don't match up for a start.
  14. Thread: Lets Talk Watches

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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Many congrats, Chuck!
    That's a beauty. One of my favourite range of watches - Omega Seamaster with the black/blue/red theme.
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    Re: Shipping perfumes from S.Korea to UK

    There is no risk of getting incoming fragrances to the UK confiscated or destroyed. The issue lies with posting out from the UK.

    I think you should be OK going via Royal Mail. Forget about the...
  16. Re: Does this exist? Imagine TdH, but soapy instead of cedar & vetiver

    I read your thread title and then the rest of your post. All I could think of throughout was the current Hermes Equipage and Equipage Geranium. I could be wrong, but between them you definitely have...
  17. Cartier Declaration - any info on vintage or older bottles?

    I had a look through the past 30 or so pages in the vintage forum but couldn't find anything other than an unanswered question (this one).

    The original Cartier Declaration EdT was released in 1998...
  18. Re: Recommendations Marine, Aquatic, Oceanic, Blue, Must try fragrances

    I have performance issues with Polo Blue EdP as well. Literally it vanishes not long after spraying and keeps reappearing every now and then. Very strange and clearly it's causing anosmia.

    Gold...
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    Re: Tom Ford Man vs. CDG 2 Man

    Got to agree with this.

    They are both synthetic bombs. Nothing wrong with synthetics of course; it's just that all I get from them is synthetic notes that I have enjoyed a lot more when blended...
  20. Re: Recommendation for fresh amber/oriental (without citrus, ginger, vetiver, etc.)

    Just had another though... how does Amyris Homme sound?

    Notes include: Rosemary, Mandarin on top. Elemi balsam, Coconut, Coffee, Iris, Milk chocolate in the heart. Tonka bean, Oud in the base.
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  21. Re: Recommendation for fresh amber/oriental (without citrus, ginger, vetiver, etc.)

    I agree this is quite a restrictive set of requirements, but I am thinking about it.

    Playing devil's advocate here, but Eau Duelle is packed full of ambrox which the OP specifically stated is a...
  22. Re: Recommendations Marine, Aquatic, Oceanic, Blue, Must try fragrances

    Can't say I've ever tried either of them! :embarassed:
    Really wish I could try a bunch of things right now.
  23. Re: Recommendations Marine, Aquatic, Oceanic, Blue, Must try fragrances

    I strongly suggest trying the Polo Blue range - especially the EdT and EdP.
  24. Re: Has anyone tried Acqua di GiÚ Profondo Lights yet?

    Given your genius creativity gents, I am quite certain you are both likely to land internships with L'Oreal's marketing department. After all, relevant experience is not a requirement on their job...
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    Re: Geranium...I think I like it....

    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme (the classic version in the green bottle) has a very prominent geranium note. It comes across as highly soapy and as Emanuel76 mentioned above, it leans slightly rosy.
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  26. Re: Tom Ford 'Resort Collection' - return of Neroli Portofino & Mandarino Acqua, Oud Minerale & more

    Once members have had a chance to sample, please do post back with your thoughts on how they all smell compared to their original versions.
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    Re: Before it's gone: Oud Minerale

    How does it compare to the original version's packaging?
  28. Re: BDC EDT - Screechy at first but I like the incense...

    Sloth, I fell into the same illusion when I was fairly new to this hobby.

    I found these two threads really useful and I ended up saving them so that I could refer to them again in future. I would...
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  30. Thread: Rumís UK swaps

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    Re: Tom Ford not worth buying anymore ......

    I have to agree with both sentiments. Beau de Jour has the most enormous amount of some sort of synthetic and highly sweetened lavender that turns my stomach. I find this so loud, I just have to...
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    Re: Before it's gone: Oud Minerale

    Well spotted!
    I managed to find it following on from your post. The Perfume Shop have it listed as "Launch date 2021", so it looks like it has indeed been re-released!
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    Re: Best MFK for Spring/Summer Months

    I would suggest that you revisit Amyris Homme and try both the Eau de Toilette and the Extrait. This is a benchmark spring scent for me. I won't be drawn on any of the 'its too designer' comments. I...
  34. Re: Leather and grass/green or pear/vanilla fragrances?

    For the grass/green combination I would suggest:
    - Acqua di Parma Colonia Futura
    - Castle Forbes Gentleman's Cologne
    - Czech & Speake's Perecto Fino (which is also leathery and smoky)
  35. Re: BDC EDT - Screechy at first but I like the incense...

    I quite agree. I've had plenty of sampling rounds with the whole series now. I still prefer the Parfum having tired it side by side recently with the EdT. The entire series has a string of synthetics...
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    Re: Questions for BN Experts

    I just had to respond to the above paragraph and give it the praise it deserves. The most important advice one can give to someone like the OP is to "follow your own nose" and to never feel pressured...
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    Re: New Amouage: Material and Boundless

    Well it now looks like those links have vanished from Escentual's website. I wonder if they come back at all with the correct info & retain the original links/URLs.
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    Re: Help finding my newest self :)

    Of course! Have you not seen the terms of reference for a moderator? :thumbsup:
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Amouage Boundless and Amouage Material.

    Info here:
    https://www.basenotes.net/threads/487673-New-Amouage-Material-and-Boundless
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    Re: New Amouage: Material and Boundless

    I'm actually looking forward to trying Boundless. Some of my favourite notes are listed here, so I hope it smells as good as it looks in writing.
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    Re: Is Floris 1962 Discontinued

    The phrase I want to use right now rhymes with Clucking Bell :mad:
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    Re: Help finding my newest self :)

    I thought it was quite fitting too! Great opening line :thumbsup:



    Welcome to our community, Irina!

    I am not that qualified to comment on your list, but reading your post did make me wonder...
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    Re: Tom Ford metal or plastic. Fake or real.

    I agree the TV is an obvious fake. I would question the OW one - it's closer to the original than the TV. But it might just be a better fake. I don't claim to be an expert on the matter however.
  44. Re: Can any synthetic aroma be created with essential oils

    I moved the thread to the DIY section.
  45. Thread: Tom Ford Poll

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    Poll: Re: Tom Ford Poll

    I wouldn't use the word 'hate' for TF - neither as a brand or personally. That would just be juvenile. But I do hate how they discontinue scents faster than they can produce them. I understand not...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2021

    The April edition of this thread continues here: https://www.basenotes.net/threads/487450-Today-I-bought-April-2021
  49. Thread: SOTW: March

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    Re: SOTW: March

    New thread for April is here:
    https://www.basenotes.net/threads/487497-SOTW-April
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    Re: best name for a fragrance

    For me it has to be Egoiste. The name says a lot about the person who wears it... and the corresponding TV ad of the time was marketing at its very best.
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    Re: Tom Ford not worth buying anymore ......

    I've never had much of an interest in the TF brand, although when the individual worked at YSL things were very different. Nothing ground-breaking or revolutionary to my nose, so I agree with the...
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    Re: Most worn in March 2021

    Some surprises this month, mostly due to excessive testing:

    1 Dťclaration Essence by Cartier 10 wears
    2 Cacharel pour L'Homme by Cacharel 6 wears
    3 Gentlemen's Cologne by Castle Forbes 6 wears...
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    Yup, my thoughts as well. Can't risk another costly blind buy.
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  55. Thread: Rumís UK swaps

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    Re: Cypriol seems trendy but do you like it?

    Same here. I hate it with a passion. It's probably in a lot of things these days, but it can be tollerable if it's blended well and not on its own. It's probably one reason why I stay away from Tom...
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Sandalo Oud edp ???

    First I've heard of it, but given Acqua di Parma's record with oud scents, it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest.
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    Re: If I get to choose 2 Amouage bottles

    Amouage is definitely a house that you need to 'try before you buy' as it isn't everyone's cup of tea.
    I had the same issues with Bracken Man. It kept making me sneeze quite badly. And I am not...
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    Re: Vintage Creed Millesime Imperial ?

    Any experience on recent batches of the 250ml splash flacons? Has anyone first hand (recent) experience of these that they can share with us?
  60. Re: Floral Chypre for mens recommendations ( inexpensive under 150 USD and not hard to find )

    Czech & Speake No. 88 - lots of freshness in the top; ideal for summer or warmer weather
    Hermes Equipage - probably the nearest thing that fits your description. The newer Equipage Geranium flanker...
  61. Thread: SOTW: March

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    Re: SOTW: March

    Quite right, that's the best part of it. Mind you, it was a phenomenal accord in the vintage (first edition).
  62. Re: Article: Why You Should Still Wear Fragrance in Lockdown

    Yes, I gathered that much as well. Why else would they write it if they are clearly in the business to sell their products? :lolk:
  63. Thread: Rumís UK swaps

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  64. Re: Is Creed Erolfa a pinnacle of Blue fragrance or an overpriced norm?

    I couldn't agree with statement more.
    Whilst I have to admit I got bitten by the BdC 'itch' (especially with the Parfum) and had an on/off love affair with it. But getting back to Erolfa, it doesn't...
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    Moderator Message

    As there is already a thread open on this in General Fragrance Discussion, we'll merge the two threads together.

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    Re: Word of warning for UK sellers

    Thanks for the update, Dave. Do let us know how you get on if you decide to make a claim.
  67. Article: Why You Should Still Wear Fragrance in Lockdown

    An interesting article by UK-based Czech & Speake:

    https://www.czechandspeake.com/fragrance/journal-posts/why-you-should-still-wear-fragrance-in-lockdown/
  68. Thread: rive gauche battle

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    Re: rive gauche battle

    Yup, I'm with Danny on this. Not even a remote similarity in my opinion.

    As to the OP's original question, I am of the opinion that any version of Rive Gauche PH should be grabbed right away if...
  69. Re: Purchasing fragrances from abroad to be shipped to the UK post-Brexit

    Has anyone in the UK ordered from Nose Paris to date in 2021? Would be interested to hear your experiences.
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    Re: NEW: Mont Blanc Explorer 'Ultra Blue'

    I quite like the bottle colour - certainly more appealing to the eye than the original with the black wrap-around.

    Obviously no chance of trying the scent just yet. But some day, I may just walk...
  71. Re: What fragrance would you suggest to layer with Comme des Garcons Black EDT?

    I'd agree with this. If you must layer it with something, option 1 would be my bet. Maybe Eau Duelle EdP by Diptyque should balance it out well? Hopefully that won't cause too much of a scent clash,...
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    Re: Ordering Creed Online From Europe

    Get in touch with them; they should be able to add you on to an email stock alert.
  73. Thread: Rumís UK swaps

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    Re: Declaration - Best of the Lineup ???

    I finally got to try Declaration Essence and L'Eau. Still haven't managed to get samples of Declaration Cologne and some of the other flankers.

    Essence really does have an amplified birch note,...
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    Re: The definitive cologne.

    I don't remember trying the Bvlgari, but I know the others well.
    AdP Colonia Essenza is quite different to the others and I would say worth getting.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Got to agree with you both on this. I don't know if it's the mossy greens in GIT that have that effect on me, but this along with Patrick (FoI) evoke strong memories of damp countryside in Spring...
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    Re: The definitive cologne.

    Look no further than Acqua di Parma Essenza di Colonia.
  78. Re: Which extremely woody, dark, and deep male fragrance would you recommend me?

    +1 on Black.

    I would also throw Eucris EdP in the ring.
  79. Re: Which extremely woody, dark, and deep male fragrance would you recommend me?

    Vintage bottle of Sagamore by Lancome is the nearest you'll get to meeting your requirements.
  80. Thread: Summer

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    Poll: Re: Summer

    In my opinion it's a two-horse race between TdH EdT and ES EdT.
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    Re: No more used perfume on eBay. Tragic.

    Some of the comments below the main letter/article are quite laughable.... <sigh> no one understands us :cry:
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    Re: No more used perfume on eBay. Tragic.

    If they are stupid enough to do that, it will clearly have an impact on their revenue... I for one cannot wait to find a suitable alternative to shift unwanted scents.
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    Re: Spring is in the air!

    Indeed - time to bring out the Petit Matin for me :thumbsup:
  84. Re: Which perfumes arouse the most sexual desire in women?

    Does that come in an EdT or an EdP??? :laugh:



    On a more serious note, be advised that the mods are watching this thread quite closely.
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    Re: Tom Ford Beau de Jour - ask for component

    There is definitely something in BdJ that is meant to smell like lavender, but I'm not falling for it. This is not the traditional lavender we are used to smelling in traditional men's scents. Try...
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    Poll: Re: TF Scents Locally Available: Is there a Standout?

    I agree. Sample them all but wouldn't rate any one above the other here. They are equally under-performers for me and may have their fans in isolated groups.
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    Re: It's "Diptyque", not "Diptych"

    I'm not seeing the error either.

    Forgive me for sounding pedantic, but could it be that you have your browser (Google Chrome, MS Edge, Firefox, etc) set to translate the page automatically for...
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    Re: Anyone tried Acqua Di Parma Colonia Futura yet?

    Since my last post in this thread, I managed to get my hands on a bottle.

    It is very much a well thought-out, smooth vetiver scent, so not your traditional colonia based on citrus or soapy neroli...
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    Re: Where do you purchase Aventus in the UK?

    There are a few discounters with good prices on Creeds. The most obvious places right now are All Beauty and Notino UK. There may well be others, but these are both reputable online retailers with...
  90. Thread: Rumís UK swaps

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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    Yup. The dry down is the worst part to my nose. I don't mind the opening for a bit, but whatever goes on from mid to base, it is hard to get me to like that.

    It's going to be near impossible...
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    Lol, each to their own I guess. I canít express in words how much I despise ofEau Sauvage Parfum.
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    Sounds like H24 will be a pass for me then...
  94. Re: Purchasing fragrances from abroad to be shipped to the UK post-Brexit

    Thanks for the update. It looks like some stores/retailers are finding workarounds, but in addition I'd also be interested in hearing about people's experiences when placing and receiving orders from...
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    Re: Kouros: Fougere or Chypre?

    Perhaps because the current owners of YSL (L'Oreal) haven't a clue about anything fragrance related these days? :lolk: :laugh:

    On a more serious note, I do think this may have something to do with...
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    Re: Kouros: Fougere or Chypre?

    Great question and good idea for a thread IMHO.

    It's both to me, but I agree with the majority here. It leans more towards fougere than chypre.
  97. Re: Does a Tom Ford Private Blend Collection 250ml comes with a spray?

    Yup. I got a 10ml TF atomiser from eBay some time ago. I use it to decant a fragrance in there and take it with me on holiday.
  98. Thread: Rumís UK swaps

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    Re: Cheap, or cheaper, Spring/Summer scent

    This. It's a very under-rated scent and for the price you can't go wrong.

    EDIT: Milano Cento for Him is another cheap scent that should not be overlooked.
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    Re: Costa Azzura Signature Blend

    That's a fair comment and would explain the change.

    I actually really like the opening of both versions. The dry down is much more subtle in the signature and it actually feels more natural. I...
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