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    [UK] Re: Rum’s Huge Clear-out

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  2. Thread: Rum’s UK swaps

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    [UK] Re: Rum’s UK swaps

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    Poll: Re: Amouage Meander or Enclave: Why?

    I had considered getting a sample of both and some of the other newer Amouages that I have yet to try (Boundless and Overture off the top of my head). Not sure I'll bother though as it seems the...
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    Re: Post your 3 favorite Frederic Malle's

    As a man, my top would be:
    - French Lover
    - Musc Ravageur


    However, I think there are many more gems in the range that are suitable for women as well or are suitably unisex. These are bound to...
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    Re: Best sandalwood fragrance?

    Yup, it has been moved to the 'Vintage' range (same line of scents such as Tropicana, Ambra and Incensi) so it now comes in the clear bottle with golden coloured juice and silver label. The packaging...
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    Re: Best sandalwood fragrance?

    A topic that has been done to death on here before. That said, most sandalwood threads have resulted in different conclusions over the years.



    +1 on the Villoresi, but would argue that the...
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    Re: Best ROSE themed fragrance for men/uni

    Yes, agree the Diptyque is worth a try to see if it fits your style.

    I did own the Paillon once upon a time, but I found that hay note in the heart a little off putting. Nonetheless, it was quite...
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    Re: Creed Millesime imperial

    I have recently owned 2015 and 2016 bottles of MI and both have been as good as ever.

    I have a small sample of 2020 MI and whilst it doesn't feel like it has been reformulated to oblivion, the...
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    Re: Help me choose.....

    Came here to chime in with what these two gents have already said.

    I personally own and wear the Chanel regularly, whereas the Dior never really clicked with me. So that says a lot.

    But as the...
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    Re: Shining in the heat, today!!!

    I recently discovered how well Royal Mayfair works in the heat, I may give my sample a quick wearing later on. It also holds well in high humidity.

    Not so sure about Viking (orig) though. I...
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    Yes it was really slow for me last night as well whilst trying to access the directory
  12. Re: Purchasing fragrances from abroad to be shipped to the UK post-Brexit

    Not to worry if you don't have the packaging - that would have been a 'nice to know'.
    Electronic notification - noted! This is again very useful; so we can expect to be contacted for payment. I...
  13. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Yeah, I think we're going to need more such competitions in future, Grant! :thumbsup:

    Thanks for doing this. Time to do some work now.
  14. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Patou Joy ?
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    Amouage Jubilation XXV
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    Xerjoff 17/17 Homme ?
  17. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Xerjoff just has to be in there somewhere
  18. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Nishane Hacivat
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 16th June, 2021

    Wow!!! Good stuff! :thumbsup:
  20. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    I'm going with Guerlain L'Heure Bleue
  21. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    I understand. Based on this, I'm inclined to say it could be Aventus that clinches it, given how popular it was for however many years after it was released. I'm keeping my original post as is though...
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    Re: Basenotes Trend Watch

    You nailed it with this post, Bavard!





    Agreed. In the early 2000s it was the craze of the ouds, but that too has calmed down somewhat recently.
  23. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    I would guess that the top 10 highest ranked would look something like this:

    - Chanel No. 5
    - Creed Aventus
    - Creed Green Irish Tweed
    - Dior Eau Sauvage
    - Dior Fahrenheit
    - Giorgio Armani...
  24. Re: [UK] Affordable Splits: Amouage, Chanel, Creed, Dior, Hermes, MFK, Tom Ford, YSL

    Further new additions
  25. Re: Purchasing fragrances from abroad to be shipped to the UK post-Brexit

    Thanks, teardrop - this is just the sort of post I envisaged when I started this thread! Many thanks for contributing.

    So, you got hit with the customs charge because your order was over £135....
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    Re: New for 2021 - Creed Viking Cologne

    You see, it wasn't so bad after all :laugh:

    I think it could be really suited to a climate such as yours, especially in the warmer months.
  27. Re: Do you wear any 'weird' scents regularly? Got any favorites?

    BR540 and perhaps Trumper's Eucris.

    They are both superb scents, but are weird in that they don't really smell of anything common or an every day odour. Hardly surprising that I own neither right...
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    Poll: Re: Cologne Indelibile Vs Petit Matin

    This is an interesting comparison.

    I have previously owned CI in a 10ml official travel size (which is a great way to test Malle scents by the way). I've also had a 10ml decant of Petit Matin...
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    Re: Advice on vintage Paco Rabanne Pour Homme

    This was my father's signature scent for a long time. He did once get the deodorant spray as part of a gift set - until recently (maybe a couple of years ago) he still had the deo.

    The alcohol...
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    Re: New for 2021 - Creed Viking Cologne

    It's not a clone of Terre by any means, but it certainly gave me the same buzz as Terre did when I first tried it.

    I couldn't get past the original's opening with that fake eucalyptus note. The...
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    Re: Shining in the heat, today!!!

    Creed Millesime Imperial
  32. Thread: Papier d'Arménie

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    Re: Papier d'Arménie

    I have actually heard of these before!
    It was on a retailer's website but can't for the life of me remember who. It could have been MFK, but it was so long ago and I wasn't really into this 'hobby'...
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    Re: Recap regarding previous Parfum lasting issues

    You've already had some great suggestions it seems. In addition, I would advise:
    - Asking others if they can smell the scent(s) on you and at varying periods after applying them
    - Try not to spray...
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    Online store: See Scents

    Has anyone heard of or used an online perfume retailer called See Scents?

    They are UK-based or so it seems, but as I've only just noticed them, thought I'd ask other members for their feedback.
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    Re: New for 2021 - Creed Viking Cologne

    It is indeed. I reach for it more and more as the weather heats up somewhat. I’m also starting to detect it on clothes the day after wearing them so that’s welcome news as well.
  36. Re: C & S Perfecto Fino, powerhouse lovers' ultimate dream!

    Yup, welcome to the ultra potent world of Perfecto Fino. The stuff is nuclear and will easily fill a room - just be careful not to drop that sample vial :laugh:
    That's why I gave it such a glowing...
  37. Re: Fragances that are on par or stronger than Amouage Beach Hut Man for Summer ?

    Eau Sauvage Parfum is one that I hate, but it lasts for ever and has a similar base note to Beach Hut.
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez for Him + flankers

    Yup I had the same experience with Bleu Noir EdT - dry down was good while it lasted, it then disappeared into nothing. I sampled it extensively so I made an informed decision not to buy.

    Totally...
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    Re: Best ROSE themed fragrance for men/uni

    Plenty to choose from and several really good ones mentioned already. To summarise:

    - Malle's Portrait of a Lady is legendary: rose & patchouli with some incense apparently. Totally unisex....
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    Re: *new* tom ford ombre leather parfum (2021)

    Very valid point... it does seem to be somewhat strange timing.
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez for Him + flankers

    I have tried Bleu Noir EdT (2015 release) quite a bit recently and liked it very much. Superb smell, but it is so close to Declaration Essence by Cartier that I could not justify owning both.

    I...
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    Re: *new* tom ford ombre leather parfum (2021)

    My thoughts as well. I really hope they haven't messed with the gorgeous jasmine/cardamom combination in the heart. That was the best part of the EdP.
  43. Re: C & S Perfecto Fino, powerhouse lovers' ultimate dream!

    Yup, I'm a fan. I first got my hands on it not long after it was released. I have a review of it in the usual place.

    I rate it quite highly. This sort of fragrance is ground-breaking given when it...
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    Re: Off-the-radar spicy roses

    MFK Lumiere Noire is one that is no longer in production, but it was quite something.

    Another one is Declaration d'un Soir as already mentioned. It has quite a synthetic dose of cashmeran in the...
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    Re: Dior homme legit check, please help

    Would have to agree with Red on this. It's an overlooked release due to the name (and understandably this will cause confusion for many), but it's not one to be missed. It's a really good...
  46. Re: Classics must for classic lovers collectors ( curent in production, available in markets )

    Agree with this and also:
    Chanel Antaeus, Pour Monsieur, Platinum Egoiste
    Dior Eau Sauvage EdT



    Yup, this is sad reality right now. Same (apparently) applies to YSL Kouros which has also...
  47. Re: BEST Lavender (Unisex) Fragrance Recommendations ... ?

    Another vote for Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge. A wonderful mix of peppery mint, lavender and moss.

    Caron's Pour Un Homme is another classic that should not be overlooked in this genre.
  48. Purchasing fragrances from abroad to be shipped to the UK post-Brexit

    Do let us know how your order goes. I’d be very keen on reading about yours/other members’ experiences.

    As for the changes due in July this year, according to this article, the changes have been...
  49. Re: Purchasing fragrances from abroad to be shipped to the UK post-Brexit

    Thanks for all the replies guys.

    As I understand it, there are several things mentioned here, so will take each one by one.

    1. Yes, postal charges have gone astronomical for some retailers in...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage... minus the powder?

    I would agree with this suggestion. It might also be worth trying the Eau Sauvage Extreme version which has a rebalancing of some of the notes and comes across as a tad more woody.
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    Re: Bleu De Chanel All Over Spray - 2021 Release

    Lol, my thoughts exactly!!!

    "Hold the (gravy) train Dior, so that we can get on too!".
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    Re: Max value for 40€

    Another one for the Hermes. At that price, it's totally worth it.
  53. Re: [UK] Affordable Splits: Amouage, Chanel, Creed, Hermes, MFK, Tom Ford, YSL

    Further updates - some items now back in stock!
  54. Re: Purchasing fragrances from abroad to be shipped to the UK post-Brexit

    Has anyone ordered from Origines in 2021?

    Does the deafening silence since the previous post in this thread mean people have not been buying from mainland Europe since?
  55. Re: Desperately seeking a worthy heir to L'occitane Eau de Vetyver (+ impressions of my quest thus f

    Welcome to Basenotes!

    I think you have done a great job in the scents you have checked out. I also like your mini summary for each one.

    First of all and in my humble opinion, it's inevitable...
  56. Re: What would you consider the most masculine summer scent?

    How about Chanel's Platinum Egoiste?
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most compliments? Pt.2

    Two unsolicited compliments at the weekend:

    - First one was for Creed Viking Cologne which I had applied a few hours before (say 3?).

    - Second was for a good dose of Chanel Platinum Egoiste -...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Sauvage again yesterday, out in the open air, from someone at least 10 metres away. The projection of this stuff is monstrous.
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    Re: summer chypre fragrances

    Yup that’s the one I had many moons ago. I agree it’s a good “summer chypre”
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    Re: summer chypre fragrances

    For the Goutal, any particular preference, Sheik? Old packaging version or current?
  61. Re: Perfumes that you've actually finished whole bottles of?

    Should have added Chanel Pour Monsieur and Green Irish Tweed to my previous post.
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    Re: Current Giorgo Beverly Hills for Men , thoughts

    My feelings precisely. Waaaayyyy too much honey in my opinion.
  63. Re: Bought my first bottle of Escape after twenty years..

    It was one of my first scents and I loved it. It is still possible to find the frosted bottle/vintage version though. You just need to look carefully.
  64. Re: Cartier Declaration - any info on vintage or older bottles?

    Thanks for this very informative post, subhuman85 - appreciate you clarifying the points with the use of photos.

    I think you may be right about Declaration requiring some time to mature over time....
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    Re: Gucci Nobile: Is there anything similar?

    Cerruti 1881 I can believe it as it's on those lines. But, Aramis Havana? Seems like your app needs a bit more testing...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I hate to be the party pooper, but if you are expecting a fresh bottle, as in a 2021 bottle, you are going to be disappointed. This is especially the case if you had old(er) bottles in the past. GIT...
  67. Re: Cartier Declaration - any info on vintage or older bottles?

    Thanks, PaveLL. You could well be right with this theory. All my bottles are in upper case letters.

    As for the 2012 theory, again this might be true. My official sample of the L'Eau flanker (which...
  68. Re: Pls help identify this perfume display in a dept.Store

    Devin is what crossed my mind. Not sure if it ever came in such a tall bottle though
  69. Re: Pls help identify this perfume display in a dept.Store

    I'd say it's something from Aramis perhaps?
  70. Re: Please help me find a date / night time / sexy / winter fragrance that isnt super sweet/creamy!

    Yikes! How could I forget this one :embarassed: A superb suggestion!
  71. Re: Please help me find a date / night time / sexy / winter fragrance that isnt super sweet/creamy!

    I would suggest the following:

    - D&G The One EdP / The One Royal Night EdP. Both stellar performs and very ideal in a romantic/date like situation. Sweet? Yes; but not to the point they'll convert...
  72. Re: Houbigant Duc de Vervins L'Extreme - anyone tried it?

    I'm not sure if it was an EdT or even an 'Extreme' version, but I always though Duc de Vervins was as close as you can get to vintage Brut.
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    Re: Hate the opening, Love the drydown

    Definitely Creed Viking (original one) for me. Also, Chanel Sycomore is another.

    MFK's Petit Matin though is the opposite: love the opening, hate the dry down with a passion :eek:
  74. Re: Cartier Declaration - any info on vintage or older bottles?

    Seems like I had forgotten about this thread. Many thanks to you all for your pics and contributions.

    It's obvious then that the first version packaging is quite different with the blue/silver box...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Sauvage again :huh:
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    Re: Rich, Green & Masculine

    It doesn't get as much praise as it deserves, but my initial suggestion was to suggest Chanel's Platinum Egoiste.

    Another really good one in this area, albeit on the smoky side, is Czech &...
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    Re: best aromatic designer fragrance

    +1 to all of

    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Cartier Declaration
    Dior Eau Sauvage
    Tom Ford Fougere d'Argent
  78. Thread: Creed colognes

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    Re: Creed colognes

    A) I'll take original Aventus over the Cologne any day
    B) Viking Cologne over Viking easily
    C) Aventus -> Viking Cologne -> [plenty of other Creeds] -> Viking (for the dry down, not the moth-ball...
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    Re: Platinum Egoists vs Egoiste

    I like both and I’m beginning to think owning both is worth it. Egoiste for colder months; Platinum for other times. For some reason I’m currently on a high with Platinum. I have no idea why the...
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    Re: Xerjoff White Outer Box

    I recall receiving a Xerjoff from Harvey Nichs which came in the fancy outer white box. It may have been from the JTC collection. I did have one from the Shooting Stars range long before that and it...
  81. Thread: Bleu De Chanel

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    Re: Bleu De Chanel

    I would say there is a difference and it is noticeable. If you wear both regularly, you will begin to see some of the differences.

    Personally I find the Parfum the woodiest of the bunch, whereas...
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    Re: tom ford tobacco vanille

    That's actually quite an accurate description - a clash of notes rather than a blend. It's almost like tobacco and vanilla are sat on top of each other rather than mingling together, right?

    My...
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    Re: tom ford tobacco vanille

    I've been in this 'game' for a little over a decade now and I have never been able to understand the fuss about TV. I find it quite off-putting.
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    Re: Reformulations done well on vintage gems?

    Would have to agree 100% with all of the above.

    Proper vintage Antaeus is nice, but with current versions as strong as they are (they are still noticeable as Antaeus), there seems little point to...
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    Re: The Quest for Tobacco

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    D&G The One for Men EdP. Everything from the ginger in the opening to the amber-cedar dry down makes this one very easy to wear. The tobacco is unobtrusive and it never feels overwhelming...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    For some reason I thought Creed Viking Cologne was already listed, but it hasn't been mentioned in this thread thus far.

    https://www.basenotes.net/threads/485968-New-for-2021-Creed-Viking-Cologne...
  87. Re: Which Hermes masculines should one buy ahead of H24?

    I admit the opening wasn't bad with the florals, but it didn't settle down well enough for me to justify buying. After all, if you don't like the longest lasting aspect, there is little point.
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    Re: New for 2021 - Creed Viking Cologne

    Only time will tell - the card I sprayed is still smelling nicely but not projecting as much as say BR540 or even Aventus.



    Definitely :thumbsup:
    You can always buy a scent whilst trying it...
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    Re: New for 2021 - Creed Viking Cologne

    I finally got to try it and have to say the comparisons to a fresh version of original Terre d’Hermes is not half bad.

    I’ve only had one spritz for now but longevity does seem to be a thumbs down...
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    Re: Armaf 'Milestone' EDP

    15R01 sounds familiar - think that's the one I have. Tempting as it is to just buy it, I am totally against blind buys :laugh:
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    Re: Armaf 'Milestone' EDP

    Got to agree with this. Older MI batches do not age well and can turn a little bit metallic-like in the top notes. I suppose it's always a risk with citrus-fresh fragrances.



    I don't know about...
  92. Re: Which Hermes masculines should one buy ahead of H24?

    I would certainly take a look at Terre d'Hermes (original EdT or Pure Parfum in my opinion - nothing else) if you haven't tried it already. Depending on your climate, one may work better than the...
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    Re: Armaf 'Milestone' EDP

    Think it's time I tried Milestone - I've owned and have worn MI on and off since about 2011. So long as you can get a good batch of MI, it's a benchmark summer holiday scent (so forget about wearing...
  94. [UK] Affordable Splits: Amouage, Chanel, Creed, Dior, Hermes, MFK, Tom Ford, YSL

    Affordable splits of otherwise expensive fragrances

    All splits are decanted fresh (usually on day of purchase) and come in a plastic, refillable, spray atomiser. I have priced-up 10ml sizes for...
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    Re: Dior home sport help

    Quite a few alternatives actually that to me smell very close to the Dior:

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne (as has been recommended plenty of times already)
    John Varvatos Artisan
    Maison...
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    Re: Rank the best Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrances

    It's been a while since I commented in this thread and as my tastes have changed since then, my list now goes something like this:

    1. Amyris Homme EdT (close enough to being a signature scent for...
  97. Re: Fragrances you notice have the most inconsistency bottle to bottle?

    It's going to be hard to pick one specific fragrance for me, but I will say it will be 'something from Creed'.

    Aventus could well be the obvious candidate here, although more recent batches seem...
  98. Re: How is the current formulation of Platinum Egoiste?

    Managed to get hold of a sample of the vintage last year (thanks to a generous Basenoter) and currently own the modern version as well.

    The current stuff is definitely the same scent under the...
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    Re: Best aquatic / fresh ambergris fragrances

    I think the suggestion above for MFK is a good one. I personally would look at Petit Matin. The dry down is just pure ambrox (i.e. ambergris accord), but mixed with the freshness and florals in the...
  100. Re: What's the brightest/liveliest/cheeriest fun scent for a larger than life character?

    Good point; this one always gives me happy and cheerful memories because I associate it with holidays so much.
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