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    Escentric M+

    Has anyone tried these? Do they smell stronger than the usual Molecule range?

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    Re: Today I bought April 2021

    I bought these today.

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    New - Floris limited edition - Spiced Bergamot

    A limited edition fragrance with vibrant citrus notes, interlaced with a spicy floral heart and supported by a base of soft woods and resins.

    Created by the in-house perfumery team at 89 Jermyn...
  4. Re: whats a mens cologne that with a smell that would remind anyone of the beach?

    And this!
  5. Re: whats a mens cologne that with a smell that would remind anyone of the beach?

    Tom Ford’s Eau de Soleil Blanc
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    Re: Today I bought August 2020

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    Re: Phtaloblue by Tauer

    They missed a trick there! It would have made sense to include a sample for sure.
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    Re: Phtaloblue by Tauer

    That’s great, let us know what you think.
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    Phtaloblue by Tauer

    Apologies if someone has already posted this. I couldn’t see a previous post and thought you might be interested.

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    Top notes: Bergamot, Sicilian lemon, Bulgarian lavender and sweet...
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    Re: FLEUR DE MALE...anything similar?

    Me too.
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    Re: Your Favorite Dark Rose for Males

    Dark Rose by Czech & Speake. It’s advertised as a feminine fragrance but I found it more unisex.
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    Aventus cocktail, anyone?

    Anyone fancy trying this? They also tell you how to make the syrups, vodka etc.

    Sent in the latest email from Creed today.

    Spice up your evening with this unique cocktail recipe, inspired by...
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    Re: Anyone familiar with Ombre Nomade?

    I have tried this several times. I enjoy it a couple of hours after application but it really does take that long on my skin before it dries down to something more pleasant. For the first few hours...
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    Re: Favorite ‘warm-spicy’ fragrance

    Hermèssence Ambre Narguilé by Hermès
  15. Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    Selfridges definitely have it. I saw it there on Saturday. There is a link on the website but it says "out of stock".
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    DedCool

    There are 10 different DedCool fragrances in the Basenotes directory but only one review. Has anyone had a chance to try any more of these yet and what do you think of them?
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    Re: Today I bought April 2019

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    Re: Today I bought March 2019

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  19. Re: What are the best niche violet fragrances

    Iris de Nuit by Heeley.
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    Re: Lost cherry is back

    Love it and get good feedback on it.
  21. Re: Which TF Private Blend(s) do you find bottle-worthy at retail today?

    Same experience. I’ve grown from indifferent to loving many of TF’s. And I agree it’s worth the price if you like wearing something and can afford it.
  22. Re: Which TF Private Blend(s) do you find bottle-worthy at retail today?

    Oud Wood, Plum Japonais and Lost Cherry.
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    Re: Eau de Citron Noir (2018) by Hermès

    I hadn't worn this for ages so I gave it away to a friend. When they eventually wore it around me I nearly gagged at the smell in the dry down. To me it really smells like a metallic BO, as if...
  24. Re: What is the best Masculine Fig Fragrance?

    Wild Fig and Cassis by Jo Malone
  25. Re: Frederic Malle Limited Edition Bottles

    I finally saw all seven bottles today at Liberty. They are simple but beautiful. Anything of coloured glass is lovely and these are modern and artistic and far better than the usual bottles from...
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    Re: Today I bought November 2018

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  27. Re: Chanel Antaeus; the fallen Glory - The bygone of an exquisite era, call for action

    I agree with your observations on Antaeus; it’s not a patch on the vintage/ older versions. But really good post on the IFRA intervention. A lot of great fragrances aren’t what they used to be and,...
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    Re: Ideas for a bespoke fragrance

    Anything already out there which smells like this that you have in mind? I’m not very good on labelling so I can’t imagine what this will smell like (other than the patchouli, of course).
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    Re: Ideas for a bespoke fragrance

    I haven’t even heard of those top notes let alone smelled them :shocked:
  30. Re: Frederic Malle Limited Edition Bottles

    I’m taking a look at them in Liberty tomorrow. I just think they are worth pointing out. The top bottle, Musc Ravageur, looks the best.
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    Ideas for a bespoke fragrance

    Next weekend I’m at Floris in Jermyn Street, London, fo create my own unique fragrance.

    Floris isn’t highest on my list of favourite fragrances, mainly because they seem so fleeting, but the shop...
  32. Frederic Malle Limited Edition Bottles

    Has anyone seen these? I think they look amazing and would buy them for the bottles alone.

    They are limited edition bottles for Musc Ravageur, Carnal Flower and Bigarade Concentree.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2018

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    Re: Today I bought August 2018

    Roja Dove Elysium

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    Re: Eau de Narcisse Bleu by Hermes

    It’s lovely even though it doesn’t last long on my skin. But then I like fragrances I can spray on again and again during the day to freshen up without overwhelming.
  36. Re: *NEW* Louis Vuitton Men's Fragrances (2018)

    I think the bottles look great. The travel set is splash but the 100ml plus are all spray.
  37. Re: *NEW* Louis Vuitton Men's Fragrances (2018)

    I tried these at Heathrow last week. Au Hasard, Sur la Route and L’Immensité are all really nice. There is a travel set for all 5 of the main releases. All the sales assistants said their favourite...
  38. Re: Miller Harris - Hidden, Lost and Wander

    Their website filters it as unisex. Guess I’ll just have to try. Lots of notes I like the sound of so maybe the mix together works more unisex?
  39. Re: Miller Harris - Hidden, Lost and Wander

    Indeed, they are.

    HIDDEN

    Top Notes: Bergamot, Lime, Angelica seeds, Violet leaf absolute, Clary sage, Red berries, Black pepper
    Heart Notes: Syringa, Privet flower, Pollen, Honey,...
  40. Miller Harris - Hidden, Lost and Wander

    I'm not going to get a chance to try these out for a while so can anyone let me know what they think of them? They all sound great to me.
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    Re: Eau de Citron Noir (2018) by Hermès

    After about 5-10 minutes I'm kind of noticing that smell similar to BO, but then it passes a (fairly) short while later. The thing is, it's putting me off wearing this. I've barely touched the bottle...
  42. Re: *NEW* Louis Vuitton Men's Fragrances (2018)

    They may be around the same cost as the women’s? That’s £185 a bottle here in the UK.
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    Re: Eau de Citron Noir (2018) by Hermès

    It is good, isn’t it. A nice addition to the line.
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    Re: Best yuzu fragrance?

    Songe de Yuzu by Esteban is showing as new in 2018. Unfortunately, I've not had the chance to try it though.
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    Re: Eau de Citron Noir (2018) by Hermès

    I was lucky to be gifted a bottle and it’s very zesty and fresh. I like it more than when i first tried it. I also think it projects more for longer than the others in this range.
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    Re: Eau de Citron Noir (2018) by Hermès

    Now I’m going back today to Selfridges to pick up a bottle. I knew I’d cave in.
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    Re: Eau de Citron Noir (2018) by Hermès

    Well I tried this in Selfridges today. I’m not sure what to say. It’s pleasant enough, longer lasting than I expected. Good opening but then I thought I detected the body odour cover up, as PWJ...
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    Re: Eau de Citron Noir (2018) by Hermès

    That’s a real shame. I don’t think patience is a trait amongst us guys on Basenotes. If I’m lucky enough to get this on Monday I’ll let you know.
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    Re: Eau de Citron Noir (2018) by Hermès

    I was told this by the Hermes shop today so fingers crossed for us both. I’m still holding out on liking this one.
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    Re: Eau de Citron Noir (2018) by Hermès

    This is meant to release this Easter Monday for those of us in the UK. Sounds as though I’m going to be very disappointed.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2018

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  52. Re: Is this the longest name for a fragrance ever?

    Just found this one, which is worth a mention for inventiveness.

    Werewolf Lumberjack Reclining on a Bearskin Rug by an Open Fire in the Middle of Winter
    by Smell Bent (2014)
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    Re: Eau de Citron Noir (2018) by Hermès

    Thanks for the information. This sounds great. Whilst they aren't particularly strong or long-lasting, I like almost all of this range. I'll definitely be trying this one.
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    Eau de Citron Noir (2018) by Hermès

    Has anybody tried this one and what do you think of it? I couldn't even find anything about it on the Hermes website.
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    Re: Ambre Nuit

    Great fragrance - I feel it leans slightly more masculine but wouldn't see a problem with anyone wearing this one.
  56. Re: Which house or brand has the most beautiful bottle and packaging?

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  57. Re: Escentric Molecules 01: smell nothing. Return to notino or keep?

    Get rid
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    Re: Give me darkness!

    Regarding Czech & Speake, I would say Dark Rose (and not because it says "dark" and "rose" in the name). I think it's marketed as feminine but, to me, it is easily heavy enough to lean towards...
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    Poll: Re: YSL La Nuit de L'Homme EDT vs EDP

    Yep, they are slightly different and the EDP was the better of the two. I still liked the EDT though.
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    Poll: Re: YSL La Nuit de L'Homme EDT vs EDP

    EDP definitely. It took me a few hours to decide this when I first tried them both on together. By the time I got home a few hours later the EDP was the clear winner so I went and bought it.
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    Re: Which scent get's you the most female complime

    Santal Royal by Guerlain. No word of a lie, I only bought this at Christmas and each time I wear it I receive a compliment. But yesterday, five enthusiastic appreciative comments! It’s like miracle...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2018

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  64. Is this the longest name for a fragrance ever?

    ‘When We Cuddle And I Can Smell Your Perfume On My Clothes’

    by Tauerville?

    Any other names which are just tooooooo long?
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    Re: Your most frustrating scent

    Almost without exception the Hermessence line. Maybe the new oud releases will be the exception to prove the rule?
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    Great fragrance but bad name

    I’ve read the fairly limited reviews on Zoologist fragrances here on Basenotes and, in the main, they sound rather good. However, they are all named after animals and, if I was asked what I was...
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    Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    This is one of my most complimented fragrances ever - from girls and guys. Never fails me. Along with Scent of Peace for Him by Bond No.9, which was complimented twice last week.
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    Re: splash vs. srpay--thoughts?

    I buy spray only and totally avoid splash bottles. I can’t help but over-pour with splash and spill it.

    I also wonder whether the integrity of a fragrance is lost more quickly in a splash bottle...
  69. Re: Yves Saint Laurent?? which l' homme or? And armani code flankers?

    La Nuit de l'Homme Le Parfum
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    Re: Today I bought December 2017

    Plum Japonais by Tom Ford

    La Nuit de L'Homme Le Parfum by YSL
  71. Re: Chanel Antaeus Help Me Decide To Purchase Or Not...

    The vintage I loved and it was pretty powerful. But I tried the latest offering and it didn't even smell like the same fragrance to me. I don't like it.
  72. Re: On a Buying Spree - looking for powerhouse crowd pleasers

    Cedrat Boise and Scent of Peace for Him. Both already mentioned here but they get me good comments from girls and guys every time I wear them.
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    Re: $ Christmas Bonus came early $

    You lucky guy!

    I'd definitely splash out on fragrances I'd never bought before, especially those which are more of a luxury (i.e. expensive) and which you wouldn't usually have the spare cash for....
  74. Re: What's a longer lasting version of Heeley Sel Marin?

    It doesn't last on my skin either, and I am pretty heavy-handed on the number of sprays. Guess it's just you and me, kid!
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    Re: Best serge lutense

    Daim Blond for me.
  76. Re: I Want To Get On The Tobacco Train........Help Me Out Guy's!

    Back to Black - by By Kilian, has a wonderful tobacco smell.
  77. Re: Most Beautiful Beast Mode Male Flowers Fragrance

    Amouage Reflection Man
  78. Re: Whats your most compliment getter fragrance?

    I'd have said Murdock. I get great compliments from both the girls and the guys. Actually, several guys have gone and bought Black Tea after smelling it on me. Cedrat Boise, too, gets me a lot of...
  79. Re: Whats your most compliment getter fragrance?

    Same here !!!
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    Re: Narcisco Rodriguez....

    I actually agree with you, Jason125. I didn't notice it at first but after a few weeks it struck me as being more perfume-like. I stopped wearing it and eventually threw it out because it doesn't...
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    Re: Salty Marine Between Sel Marin and MI

    Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel by Molton Brown
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    Re: Amouage Reflection - query?

    But everyone is likening it to Le Male when it actually does smell like FLEUR DU MALE. Maybe that's why you don't see the resemblance because, I agree, it's not like Le Male at all but a classier...
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    Re: Amouage Reflection - query?

    It smells very like JPG's Fleur du Mâle to me as opposed to Le Mâle.
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    Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute- smells wonderful!

    Totally against my own rule never to blind buy, I bought this, untested, just after it came out here in the UK. I've now given it away. It smells like petrol and oil has been used to try and mask...
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    Re: Scent of Peace For Him - Reformulated?

    I bought this about a year ago and the performance is amazing. It's also one of the most complimented fragrances I wear. As it happens, the BNo9 team in Selfridges were so generous that they gave me...
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    Re: amouage reflection man review

    My bottle - bought about a year ago - is almost too overpowering to wear. Initially, I liked it and it was half-price in the Harrod's sale. So, I had to buy it, of course! But I recall another review...
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    Re: Best Rhubarb Fragrances

    Rose ikebana is another one from Hermes. As I'm not very good at describing fragrances I'll just write what the company itself says ... Airy, delicate, sparkling, Rose Ikebana offers a surprising...
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    Re: Favorite Tobacco Colognes 2017

    Tobacco Absolute by Molton Brown.
  89. Re: Anything that men should try from the women's side of the isle?

    L'Eau D'Issey for women is good. When it was first released in the UK, Selfridges said they were selling most of it to men for their own use.
  90. Re: What do you do with your unwanted fragrances?

    I give them to my partner or my dad, provided I don't dislike the fragrance so much that I can't stand them to smell of it. Otherwise, I use it as air freshener. I don't like to just throw them away.
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    Re: Amouage Reflection..

    I bought mine in Harrods, London a few months ago. I don't know where it's made but it's obviously a magnetic cap. The thing is, it is so strong and powerful that it's almost overwhelming. I don't...
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    Re: NEW: Mystery Tobacco Carolina Herrera

    I bought Amber Desire from Harrods for £185. It's strong and slightly unrefined at first but nice enough drydown.
  93. Re: Neroli fragance with beast performance ?

    Reflection Man by Amouage - it is so strong with only a few sprays. I bought a bottle but am finding it almost too overpowering and have yet to decide if I made a purchase mistake or not.
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    Re: The Noir 29 by Le Labo

    To me it smells like Murdock Black Tea but not as sweet and definitely more refined and expensive. I love them both and I get compliments all the time for both (though strangely more on the Murdock).
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    Re: Masculine Iris?

    Hermessence Iris Ukiyoé - on me it loses the immediate strength quickly but stays close to the skin for quite a while.
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2016

    I think it's exclusive in UK to Harrods though it must be available elsewhere outside UK. There are several other ones in this particular line too.
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2016

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    Velvet Rose by Dolce & Gabbana
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2016

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    Herrera Confidential : Amber Desire by Carolina Herrera
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2016

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  100. Re: Perfumes you no longer have, but you wish you did right now......

    O.N.13 by Frans Molenaar. I think it was discontinued a long time ago.
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