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  1. Thread: Rumís UK swaps

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    [UK] Re: Rumís UK swaps

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    Re: Fragrance Shipping - Uk To Abroad ???

    I have to agree. Only used it a few times but it was a positive experience each time. Shame they don't accept fragrances though...



    I'd be interested in hearing more about such services as well.
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    Re: TF Fabulous Censored in the U.K.?

    This precisely. Same goes for in-store purchases.
  4. Re: What realizations have you made on your fragrance journey?

    I'll probably regret writing this post, or end up changing it a zillion times before the day is up!

    - Nose knows best. Always trust your nose and ignore that superb review, YouTube influencer,...
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    Re: Fragrance Shipping - Uk To Abroad ???

    I think the responses above mine have confused things slightly. So, I'm going to try to help out here.

    1. Those ordering from the larger department stores like Selfridges have like always been...
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    Moderator Message

    Guys, appreciate you all posting here. Let's just make sure we stick to the original poster's discussion topic here (something of interest to me as well) and not drift off into a political...
  7. Re: Purchasing fragrances from abroad to be shipped to the UK post-Brexit

    Thanks both - much obliged for your responses.

    Keep them coming!
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    Re: UK samples with large range

    Forgot this one. I have to give a +1 to Jovoy. They offer a very personalised service and give free samples on top of those ordered. They really went out of their way last time I ordered from them.
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    Re: How is Caron 3rd Man?

    Yes, exactly. It's more of a woody clove bomb than a fresh/aromatic citrus. Far from it.
    I have often compared it to Chanel Pour Monsieur EdT without the lemon opening. In fact it's more woody than...
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    Re: A noob on TF Grey Vetiver

    I get a nice nutmeg note from TF Grey Vetiver which I think acts as a way to bind the opening with the base. Alas, the base didn't do much for me so I sold my bottle.



    :laugh:
  11. Re: Ongoing Search For A Tomato Leaf Dominant Perfume ?

    Spezie by Lorenzo Villoresi
    It's in there with some other bolder notes like a cinnamon and cloves thing, so it definitely fits in with your requirements.
  12. Purchasing fragrances from abroad to be shipped to the UK post-Brexit

    PLEASE READ: This thread is not meant as an opportunity to discuss politics or political issues, which remains outside the forum's code of conduct. Any violations will be promptly dealt with.

    As...
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    Re: UK samples with large range

    Fragrance Samples UK
    Scent Samples UK
    Notino UK

    All the above stores have a very good reputation here. I'm finding a wider range of samples on eBay these days, much as I don't like buying from...
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    [UK] Re: Rumís Huge Clear-out

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    Re: Recommend me fragrances based on likes & dislikes

    Seconding HermŤs Bel Ami, Boucheron Pour Homme EdT and also adding Jacques Bogart Signature to the list.
  16. Re: Which one is less "formal": Boucheron pH or Lalique pH Lion? (EdT/EdP)

    If you like Cerruti 1881, then Boucheron PH EdT is the way to go - the EdP has an imbalance of notes which steer further away from the classic 1881 accord. I like Boucheron much more than the Cerruti...
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    Re: Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017 New Release?

    Not even a trace to my nose. And that goes for the 2012 as well as the 2017.
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    Re: ADP Colonia range - please educate me?

    The three original colonias were Colonia (black cap), Assoluta and Intensa.

    I recall a conversation with an AdP rep in a large department store that explained the following to me. Colonia is a...
  19. Thread: The Spice!

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    Re: The Spice!

    Good suggestion!
  20. Poll: Re: Battle of the Declarations - original EdT or Parfum?

    Looks like the poll has a clear winner then and I would tend to agree with the majority here. EdT beats the Parfum any day. I do need to get my nose on a few of the other flankers, such as Essence.
  21. Poll: Re: Battle of the Declarations - original EdT or Parfum?

    Spent more time to try the Parfum and I have to agree with this. EdT on the left hand, Parfum on the right. I am getting that classic cardamom-spiked woody/musk accord from the EdT coming right off...
  22. Poll: Battle of the Declarations - original EdT or Parfum?

    That's right. What is the general consensus between these two iterations of Cartier's Declaration?

    I've only set the poll up between the original EdT and Parfum as I have seen less said about the...
  23. Re: AMEX Gold discount at FragranceNet.com through 5/7/21

    I'm guessing as with most Amex offers you need to 'save' it to your card if it appears in your offers list.
  24. Thread: The Spice!

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    Re: The Spice!

    It depends on the spice I guess and which way you want it to lean - sweet, dry, etc.

    Tom Ford's Noir Anthracite is a good one with the peppers in there. YSL Opium for men for a sweet spice mix....
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    Re: Noob thoughts on GIT

    Yup, current stuff is a joke. The verbena opening has been gutted out and replaced by some green fern-like chemical note which makes me sneeze. Latest GIT I would go with is 2015 to be on the safe...
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    Re: Best performer out of these....

    I've experienced this too with various scents. I often find there are so many scents drifting around in a department store (or similar), that it is near enough impossible to appreciate the scent for...
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    Re: Best performer out of these....

    I agree with the above. I actually wear Chanel PM EdT for its woody aspect rather than the short-lived lemon opening. It's a nice enough scent, as is Eau Sauvage, but with citrus scents that have the...
  28. Poll: Re: Lush Poll - Your Favourite ? (Unisex thread for male and female releases)

    I remember wanting to try this last year before the first lockdown, but my intention got long forgotten once the chaos began.

    Apparently, it's quite well respected amongst the members here, but I...
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    Re: Where to get Mancera samples? (UK)

    Here's the link to Notino's Mancera samples:
    https://www.notino.co.uk/fragrance-samples/?f=1-1-55544-100157-11478
  30. Poll: Re: Lush Poll - Your Favourite ? (Unisex thread for male and female releases)

    It would have to be Breath of God for me as well. Very unique and interesting scent. Great name as well.
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    Moderator Message

    Seen as this thread has already been posted in the forums and cross-posting is not permitted on Basenotes, this thread is being locked.

    For convenience, here is a link to the other thread which...
  32. Thread: SOTW: January

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    Re: SOTW: January

    :thumbsup: Superb choice, Mark!
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    Acqua Di Gio Profumo

    Thank you. Interesting and most useful. Mine is a ďTĒ (so 2020) and I have the same code as the B number in your post above.
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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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    [UK] Re: Rumís 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...
  46. Re: Recommdtions Orange Woody Dry ( something between Bigarade Concentrťe 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...
  47. 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 ďinkĒ. Donít ask me why. Thatís 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 doesnít 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 donít have much experience of the Rochas house, so I wonít say any more on that, but I think youíre 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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    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.



    Itís Duro and Absinthe that Iíve 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 HermŤs 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...
  69. 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.
  70. 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: 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 donít 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.
  75. Re: Good Fragrances with Saffron ( not necessary noticiable note )

    Another vote for Calligraphy Saffron by Aramis
  76. 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...
  77. 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: 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...
  82. Thread: Holiday gift sets

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    Re: Holiday gift sets

    Hmm no idea about the Tom Fordís. 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.
  85. 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...
  89. 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...
  90. 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...
  99. 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...
  100. 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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