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    Re: Elysium Parfum Cologne - Is This a Joke?

    I remember about 10 years ago being at Harrods when Roja was 'walking' the Ground Floor Perfumery, pushing three of his early ones --- Scandal, Danger and Diaghilev. They were about £200 a pop then....
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    Re: Fragrance recommendation for meditation

    Lavender is allegedly calming.

    Not my favourite note but I do like wearing Antiheros by ELdO
  3. Re: Sprayer producing mist only on every second pump

    That's surrealism for you
  4. Re: If Juice Comes Out On The First Spray Does That Mean The Bottle Is A Return And Has Been Used ?

    s'what I was thinking -- some quality control testing

    seems random though
  5. Re: Jo Malone | British Collection 2021 | Marmalade Cologne

    I wouldn't mind the coffret for summer. Blackberry & Bay is very refreshing cut through with grapefruit. Even the photo looks zingy!

    Thanks for the heads up!
  6. Re: Fragrances similar to Grey Flannel in vibe or style

    Violent Violet!!

    Personally, I don't like the smell of it, but to answer your question, I think Kiton Men is similar with Kiton Black being a more subdued version (but darker).
  7. Re: Green, Coniferous, and Forest - please critique my wish list

    Personally, I would ditch Vol de Nuit and Zagorsk and maybe add Dior's Granville

    Apart from that, your choices are sound imo
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    Re: Any fans of Dolce Gabbana K parfum version?

    can't be bothered. For me, it's just Mall fodder for spotty teens. You can tell that by the look of it.

    The opening isn't half bad but after a few minutes, it just collapses.

    A 'fake' fragrance
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    Re: Is this how you pronounce Loewe?

    It's 'luvvy' dahling!
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    Re: Bought a fake perfume

    What type of analysis did you carry out to prove it was a fake?
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    Re: Tom Ford Oud range

    I have to give props to Tom Ford for Oud Wood -- it is the only real 'oud' I have ever enjoyed wearing
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    Re: What are your thoughts on L'Envol???

    I really liked it at first, but I got bored with it quite quickly -- can't explain
  13. Re: Tom Ford 'Resort Collection' - return of Neroli Portofino & Mandarino Acqua, Oud Minerale & more

    I think I paid £85 for 50ml of Tobacco Vanille in 2007. It should be called the Tom Ford 'Renaissance' line.

    For me, it's a positive move -- it would be nice to think more of the Private Blend...
  14. Re: PS fine cologne - any modern niche takes in this profile?

    I'm not sure why you would want to splash out on a niche fragrance that smells anything like PSFC ? (if one exists)

    You'd pay north of £100 to smell cheap and dated?
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    Re: How do I remove the chemical smell in perfume

    Most half-decent fragrances should lose any chemical smell in the heart and base.

    But, yeah, some don't unfortunately.
  16. Re: Is It Really Bad to Wear Winter Fragrances During Hot Weather?

    Personally, I wouldn't want to be wearing heavy, sweet gourmands in a humid climate. Probably a bit sickly.

    I'd prefer sharp citruses or chypres to cut through the heat.
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    Re: New Amouage: Material and Boundless

    Holy Moly -- Boundless looks bonkers good! Must try.

    Material sounds 'hippyish'

    Thanks
  18. Re: I think it's time to change perfume - Parfums de Marly?

    Pretentious? Moi?
  19. Re: Solve this puzzle! Please Recommend... (for my husband, sandalwood/warm)

    This is the King imo
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    Re: Tom Ford not worth buying anymore ......

    Aaaah -- Nostalgia, don't you just love it!
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    Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    Uh Oh -- this thread could start flaming :evil:
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    Re: L´Anarchiste Caron

    Yes, I entirely agree with you and your description. The packaging was a work of art and I regret not keeping the original copper bottle with the changing patina, so unique. The fragrance itself was...
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    Re: best name for a fragrance

    Passage D'Enfer (Gates of Hell) -- for me the fragrance (being full of incense) has a dark funereal almost holy feel to it
  24. Re: Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 - Am I the only one...?

    I agree -- it's a polarising scent here.

    At a third of the price, BonBon isn't a bad alternative imo. It's a bit too fem for me though.
  25. Re: Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 - Am I the only one...?

    you mean Viktor&Rolf's cheap sweet toffee BonBon ?

    I don't think FK would like that comparison
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    Re: Any love for Bvlgari BLV?

    it's a poor performer -- just a few hours and my skin is forgiving. Nice gingery smell though.
  27. Re: Date code year needed for my spray Can of YSL "Rive Gauche" 120ml atomiseur EdT

    The blue can was Pour Femme, yes.

    Pour Homme was black but it may have been in dark brown for a period? This is a moot point
  28. Thread: Bvlgari aqva

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    Re: Bvlgari aqva

    what, bother? There must have been a surplus of calone lying around, I guess.

    I'd get Fleurs de Sel instead if it hasn't had a reformulation
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    Re: Tom Ford Resort collection @ ULTA? Any idea?

    Ah -- thanks, both
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    Re: Tom Ford Resort collection @ ULTA? Any idea?

    What's the Eau de Vert Boheme green bottle? Is it a 'one-off' for Ulta?
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    Re: Tom Ford Resort collection @ ULTA? Any idea?

    It seems to be a sale of non-existent fragrances

    The prices look moody also.

    I'd give them a wide berth
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    Re: Marine with notable violet note?

    He Wood Cologne had these notes also. Maybe easier to find than Ocean Wet Wood?
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    Re: The hype about Paco Rabanne Ultrared

    If it is being hyped as similar to Ultra Zest that is a negative in my book. Mugler went for a 'summer' flanker and got their fingers burnt.

    I must admit that if you judged a book by it's cover...
  34. Re: What difference in scent does spraying on you clothes instead of your skin make?

    For me the fragrance becomes dead, i.e. it's not being allowed to interact with your skin and natural oils which makes it unique to you.
  35. Re: When a fragrance enters the "skin scent" phase, is it still perceptible to other people?

    For me, rotating fragrances is the answer. If you get used to wearing a fragrance, it will become harder to pick up the smell of it even though others can smell it quite strongly.

    So what you...
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    Re: If I get to choose 2 Amouage bottles

    I don't know but I do agree.

    I actually switched sides and purchased Sunshine Woman instead.

    I don't think either version could be considered Amouage's finest hour.
  37. Re: I started a FB survey regarding the sexiest male fragrance...

    +2 ---I can't believe the volume of people who were taken in by that clown

    My partner says that whatever I wear is sexy. That is the right answer :happy:
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    Re: Orientals for nitwits

    All of the genre have a amber/vanilla note or accord. In my experience, these can go two ways in 'orientals' and vary in grades of richness. So, soft/powdery or souk like sour/harsh.

    Hopefully,...
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    Re: Has Paul Sebastian discontinued everything?

    Patrick Bateman wears Paul Sebastian in American Psycho and his 'fiancée loves it'

    I'm guessing it is PS
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    Re: When was the clubbing fragrance invented?

    Viking
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    Re: If I get to choose 2 Amouage bottles

    +1 -- 100%
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    Re: Amouage for woman

    Epic Woman

    Unisex easily but probably doesn't fit all the criteria. Still gorgeous though.
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    Re: Penhaligon rerealising Racquets?

    my heart has just sunk
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    Re: Anxiety around over spraying

    One spray on the back of each hand and one on each wrist. Then four or five sprays to the neck.

    For something like Interlude, this will be too much though.

    You will get to know in time what...
  45. Re: I know Salvador Dali pH is not a safe blind buy but... I'm thinking I MIGHT just love it

    It's an essential purchase for all men imo -- a truly great fragrance, it's 'otherworldly'
  46. Re: Some questions about my men's collection, and what to choose next

    You don't own much niche -- this may be deliberate. For me, it's an above average designer collection.

    I would definitely go for HdP 1725, Lauder for Men and No.89 from your 'considering' list.
  47. Re: BUM Power Equipment, an industrial niche scent?

    sounds like 'Nostalgia'
  48. Re: Louis Vuitton Afternoon Swim longevity and projection?

    What a bummer. Maybe give another coat ten minutes after the first?
    Not very economical I know :sad:
  49. Re: Is Creed Erolfa a pinnacle of Blue fragrance or an overpriced norm?

    It's not a pinnacle of anything for me -- whatever genre you give it

    One of Creed's worst offerings imo
  50. Re: Louis Vuitton Afternoon Swim longevity and projection?

    All 3 of those summer specials have great performances on me.

    My skin is very forgiving and receptive to fragrances though - I'm lucky.
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    Re: Chanel 7% price hike

    Indifferent reaction here as I don't like the majority of their fragrances.

    The Creed and Dior Privee price hikes are outrageous though and not justifiable.

    Creed's switch to the new size...
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    Re: Encre Noire alternative?

    In the ballpark only are a couple I prefer -- Vetiver by Etro and Vetyver by Givenchy
  53. Re: If you could go back in time, which magical moment in your hobby would you want to live again?

    Trying Grain de Plaisir for the first time -- those opening top notes, Wow!

    It happened again with Aventus
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    Re: rive gauche battle

    true -- well they were all in similar cans back then -- Intense, Light, Pour Femme

    I meant the original
  55. Re: Your favourite light, weightless scent for someone with nausea

    :shocked:

    Poor Hednic (well, not literally)
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    Re: rive gauche battle

    It will always be the tin can Rive Gauche for me -- it was special

    There was a tiny rattle when it was shook
  57. Re: Your favourite light, weightless scent for someone with nausea

    That's too much information, Hednic :embarassed:
  58. Re: What fragrance would you suggest to layer with Comme des Garcons Black EDT?

    Baby Doll Paris - YSL
  59. Re: OK, be honest. RE: "moltenig" 5 worst fragrance houses thread, which is your Favorite Cologne...

    Yes, like MEMO, i just can't understand the love behind Mona di Orio.

    I tested about ten on the spin and they just gradually got worse. Add the price factor and for me they are a House to avoid.
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    Re: NEW: Mont Blanc Explorer 'Ultra Blue'

    Yes - a surreal pairing of words

    a bit like 'early doors' so favoured by sports commentators
  61. Re: OK, be honest. RE: "moltenig" 5 worst fragrance houses thread, which is your Favorite Cologne...

    I didn't post with the original thread, so here goes

    Montale
    Mont Blanc
    Clean
    Mona di Orio
    Diesel

    Sorry, but I can't pick a favourite from these 5 houses or one that I would even want to...
  62. Re: Name a house that's overdue for a masculine release

    Faberge

    We have got the message with Brut

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaXtx22IBA4
  63. Re: What fragrance is least like you or least suited to your personality/ situation?

    Well the Vulcanised Rubber may be possible via Carboneum by Aether Parfums. The fragrance represents Neoprene, a synthetic rubber. I love it.
    Notes are;

    Benzoate methyl, Suderal, Timberol,...
  64. Re: What fragrance is least like you or least suited to your personality/ situation?

    I'm sure I've seen 'Fog' as a listed note in one niche fragrance
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    Re: New Chanel Les Exclusifs 400ml Size

    Oh -- I thought the 75 was in Edp version only

    Thanks
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    Re: New Chanel Les Exclusifs 400ml Size

    Of Sycomore EDT?

    I don't recall ever seeing it in this size. Was 200ml wasn't it?
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    Re: The definitive cologne.

    That would still be weak!

    I recommend Acqua di Genova Colonia
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    Re: Question regarding creed tabarome millesime!

    Officially, I believe Creed moved to the new sizes in late Spring/Summer 2017.

    However, I remember being offered (or at least being shown) a 100ml bottle of Aventus in the winter of 2016 though in...
  69. Re: What fragrance is least like you or least suited to your personality/ situation?

    What I consider staid or formal fragrances -- Heritage, BdP, etc

    it's not really me
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    Re: Which woody male fragrance is more versatile?

    The Infidels by Agonist

    Has a dark, luscious amber and woods base to die for
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    Re: Strong and Natural Lasting Pine Scent

    Granville - Dior
  72. Re: Any fans of Louis Vuitton Cactus Garden and Afternoon Swim?

    Both wonderful imo.

    Cactus Garden has an exceptional drydown
  73. Re: Which perfumes arouse the most sexual desire in women?

    What --for tips?
  74. Re: FM Carnal Flower doesn’t smell like it used to. It STINKS.

    there's always been a touch of skank about it imo
  75. Re: Any knock-off fragrances actually worth wearing?

    Laboratory Perfumes have about 3 that resemble famous Creeds -- I'm not calling them out though

    They are about £60 a pop now (from 40) and are very nice with great performances
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    Re: Etat Libre d'Orange

    A lot of bankers would recognise the smell, I bet
  77. Re: Do you have any favorites in the Maison Dior line?

    Eau Noire. Game Over!

    I'm liking the sound of Tobacolor also
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    Re: Your favorite cdg?

    White and Kyoto

    Shout outs also to Guerrillas 1 + 2, Luxe Patchouli and Palisander
  79. Thread: Karo Karounde

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    Re: Karo Karounde

    first time I experienced it was in 'Timbuktu' -- still not sure I can identify it though
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    Re: Do you like the current Dior Homme Sport?

    The correct answer :thumbsup:
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    Re: Strong and long lasting citrus fragrances?

    +1 This

    Check out the two beauties from Askett & English also

    Not sure VIW is strictly a 'citrus'?
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    Poll: Re: 2021: Creed buys the pot... all in or fold?

    why - you gonna jump on a plane?
  83. Re: I just tested 40 Women with various fragrances - This is what they had to say in 2021

    I've picked out a few of the best illuminating descriptions. Very scientific survey - thanks
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    Re: Your ultimate suit & tie fragrance(s)?

    yeah -- defo C&S #88 or Floris #89

    you will be so cool
  85. Re: Faded Glory ? Yesterdays News ? Rock Star Fragrances of the last 20 years.

    I would have to say that Black Orchid was a bit of a 'rock star' on these boards. It's publicity and chatter seem to be cyclical now.

    Have never fully understood why -- to me it's a 'feminine'...
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    Re: Most Polarizing Fragrance

    That's always a bonus :thumbsup:

    For me, the base is a cop out.
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    Re: Most Polarizing Fragrance

    Great question!

    Houses usually lump a load of money into the openings for obvious reasons but I can think of a couple that just fall apart later on.

    Halston Man (not Z-14) has a lovely spicy...
  88. Re: Linear long lasting lime fragrance for men/unisex?

    I know Shay & Blue, as a House have gone all 'tv shopping channel' but they are inexpensive and have a nice lime based fragrance called Sicilian Limes

    Probably doesn't fit all the criteria, but...
  89. Re: How do I learn to detect individual notes in a fragrance?

    Experimental Perfume Club also sell 5 or 6 standalone fragrances that mainly just consist of two notes each. I purchased 2, one was fig based and the other bergamot and they were both excellent with...
  90. Re: Best niche fragrances or houses to start a collection

    I would advise starting with Serge Lutens and ELdO. Plenty to choose from and not outrageously priced.

    If cost isn't a big issue -- I would dive headlong into Amouage also.
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    Re: Alternative "DHI"

    Can't think of a cheaper version, just alternatives around the £70-£80 mark.

    Infusion D'Homme - Prada
    Iris Bleu Gris - MPG
    Iris Silver Mist - Lutens
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    Re: Declaration - Best of the Lineup ???

    You're right, that's what Soir is. Totally different from the original. Not particularly versatile imo.

    I actually wore Essence a few days ago and even though I love it, I think the adjective...
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    Re: The inexplicably worst fragrance imaginable?

    There is one out there called -- 'Ditch' by The Perfumers Story by Azzi

    It actually smells like wet mud - a sodden ditch

    I just can't imagine anyone wanting to smell like that -- it may ease up...
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    Re: New Here! Interested in Replica cologne

    I have purchased Jazz Club, At the Barbers, By the Fireplace and Dancing on the Moon, which is my fav.

    They are all good and not outlandishly priced.

    I wish they had bottle caps though -- just...
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    Re: Fun in the cheap seats

    The entire Aramis range -- hardly any duds
  96. Re: how do fragratica KNOWS the accords/notes of a Perfume?

    Probably some 'tie-in' with the House's marketing team
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    Re: what does "FLANKER" mean? in english?

    it's an offshoot of the original

    it runs alongside the main object
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    Re: cult faves you loathe

    Really???? It's loathe not love

    Basenoters never fail to amaze me -- three 'beauties' in my book
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    Re: Three freshies, opinions please?

    I'd go niche for 'freshies'

    Beach Hut Man
    Montauk
    Vetiver 1948

    The Creed is kinda hard to source now but all 3 are superb imo
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    Re: “Bro-luxury niche”

    It could have been worse. You could have launched this thread/discussion on Reddit. You would have had to buckle in for the ride there!
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