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  1. Re: Want a clone but don't know the clone's name? (or vice versa)

    I’ve used the website before, if offers comparable alternatives to some of the most popular fragrances, some are better matches than others and there are more (and in my opinion) better alternatives...
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    Re: Top 3 in your current wardrobe

    Dior Homme Parfum
    Le Labo Santal 33
    Bentley for Men Intense
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    Re: Summer range needs expanding...

    My most popular wears for summer are;-

    Creed Virgin Island Water
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme
    Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger

    But these would only pad out your existing selection, I’d...
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    Re: Blind buy dissapointments

    Although not my worst, Creed Viking... I actually love the fragrance now, but when I first received it I had bought into the hype and expected it to be something so much more, in time I realised that...
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    Re: Safest Blind Buys?

    My most frequently reached for would be:-

    Le Labo Santal 33
    Creed Aventus
    Creed Viking
    Creed Virgin Island Water
    Creed Original Santal
    Versace Eros Flame
    Hermes Terre díhermes
    Acqua di...
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    Safest Blind Buys?

    With Lockdown 2.0 well underway in the UK and not being able to scratch that weekly itch and pick up a new fragrance has been killing me... so I thought Iíd come here and see what people believe are...
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    Issey Miyake - Anything noteworthy??

    A house that Iíve never really gave much attention to and they generally seem to be in discounters rather than department stores but I thought Iíd ask if there is anything noteworthy within their...
  8. Re: Zara Fragrances - New find, better than expected

    Zara 8.0 - Very fresh and clean, a safe office scent, itís strangely familiar but I canít place it. Nice easy reach, nothing unique or groundbreaking but I have no problem with that, probably will...
  9. Re: Car Company Menís Fragrances You Feel Are Solid Buys Currently?

    I’ve owned three different ones:-

    Bentley: For Men Intense - My preferred of the three and the only one I still own. It’s very warm, boozy and spicy, I prefer the dry down over the opening (I find...
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    Re: Masculine Car Scents?

    First time I’ve seen them tbh, I do like the idea though so will take a look at them.
  11. Re: Hyped up fragrances by Youtubers you fell for?

    Spicebomb Extreme... gave it away in the end as wasnít a fan.
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    Re: 1 Million by Paco Rabanne

    Every club in the late naughties was drowning in the stuff, couldn’t escape it... I even bought into the hype (well, actually that’s a lie I picked up a bottle when visiting London before the hype)...
  13. Re: Zara Fragrances - New find, better than expected

    Guess I won’t be getting my nose on these today, Hermťs (courier) have scanned my package with the “your local courier couldn't deliver your parcel” exception... not sure why they couldn’t deliver...
  14. Re: Zara Fragrances - New find, better than expected

    Should arrive today so hopefully I’ll be able to post a few opinions.
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    Re: Nautica voyage

    I always found Nautical Voyage mediocre in regards to longevity and projection, you’d be optimistic for an aquatic to reach that length of time without reapplying, 9.5 hours is a fair stretch even...
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    Re: Masculine Fragrance

    I always found Terre d'Hermes parfum to be long lasting on my skin (very good for a citrus), it doesn’t project huge or anything (definitely not in the powerhouse/beast mode category) but not...
  17. Re: Zara Fragrances - New find, better than expected

    I’ve grabbed a couple to see how I get on with them:-

    Zara 8.0
    Zara 9.0
    Vibrant Leather
    Warm Black
    Tobacco Collection Intense // Dark // Exclusive
    Tobacco Collection Rich // Warm //...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Parfum alternative?

    You could try a few other blue frags to see if anything’s a hit, but honestly BdC is the “best” of the bunch imo (I spoiled myself in getting BdC first).
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    The first time I bought CK Shock I was unscrewing the lid to swap in the atomiser while sitting in my car and dropped the entire bottle onto the floor.... all 200ml.... the car was undrivable for the...
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    Re: Masculine Car Scents?

    The DS&Durga ones sound interesting, I’m not sure how well they will hold up as far as longevity goes but they might be worth a try.

    I’ll keep an eye out for the Jo Malone one as I quite enjoy...
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    Re: Today, I am not particularly enjoying...

    I feel like I’m the odd-one-out by not enjoying it, It’s a bit like when everyone is talking about a new hit Netflix show that o just can’t seem to get into... maybe it will grow on my in time I...
  22. Re: Zara Fragrances - New find, better than expected

    I was shocked to see how many they had on their website, I was expecting maybe 5 cheapies where I could just blind buy all of them, not the huge selection that they actually offer. I’ll do a bit more...
  23. Re: Dior Homme Vs. Dior Homme Intense (2020 editions).

    I think that’s the winner, can’t really go wrong if it’s similar to the older release.... although a bottle of BdC might be another designer alternative... but I already have enough blue frags to...
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    Re: Today, I am not particularly enjoying...

    The worst part is that when I do wear it everyone compliments it but I just can’t seem to enjoy it myself :(

    I did reach for Dior Homme Parfum in stead which I absolutely love.
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    Re: Today, I am not particularly enjoying...

    I tried Dior Fahrenheit again this morning.... still can't get away with it, I want to like it because everyone else seems to love it but I just can't and don't enjoy wearing it, I only keep it...
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    Re: Masculine Fragrance

    When I think of the noughties and "Beast Mode" I can't help but land on Abercrombie and Fitch Fierce, but I don't think that's the "modern masculine" vibe that you are probably looking for.

    Beyond...
  27. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Just ordered 100ml of Aventus, do I need it... no not really but I’ve hardly bought any fragrances this year so why not.
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    Re: 1 Million by Paco Rabanne

    Million is a projecting, longevity beast, you’ll get 9 hours ++ from it no problem.
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    Masculine Car Scents?

    Hey,

    Looking for some advice on good, masculine smelling and long lasting car fragrances, currently I own the BMW Natural Air scent bars but to be honest they are not all that great smelling and...
  30. Zara Fragrances - New find, better than expected

    I've never bought any fragrances from Zara but over the weekend a friend gave me a part used bottle of Vibrant Leather Oud as it wasn't his type of thing.

    Although performance doesn't seem overly...
  31. Dior Homme Vs. Dior Homme Intense (2020 editions).

    Hey,

    Hope everyone is well, its been a while since I've visited these boards.

    Christmas is already upon us (crazy I know), and my parents always buy me a designer fragrance as a gift. For my...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 26th October, 2020

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    Dior Homme Parfum (8 sprays, its 3 hours later and I'm still toxic, but damn it's gooooooood!).
  33. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays of Dior Homme Parfum, I sprayed it at 06:45 when leaving for the train and I'm still toxic now 3 hours later, over done this one a little I think, but damn I smell goooooood!
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    Re: Your cologne is killing me..

    Only had it happen a couple of times on the tube (mainly due to the close proximity I guess), it is what it is, I'd take a slightly overpowering fragrance for the next 3 stops over BO and other...
  35. Re: What do most (non-fraghead) women think of guys who collect perfumes?

    I'm no "collector" by comparison to the guys on here (80-100 frags), but I guess to the normal person that only owns a handful it seems like I have a lot.

    As for women and what they think, for the...
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    Re: Versace Eros.......Is It Really That Bad??

    It has its place in my collection, mainly to get away from 1 million, I’ve found it wears better layered, people will kill me for this but it goes great with aventus, especially in the dry down and...
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    Re: Must have Creeds?

    1), Silver Mountain Water
    2), Virgin Island Water
    3), Aventus
    4), Original Santal
    5), Viking

    Probably the main 5 I would pick-up, there are a fair few other good selections in the lineup...
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    Re: Prada L'Homme Alternative

    I think I’d be hard pushed to suggest something similar but cheaper, Prada L’Homme is pretty much a steal here in the UK with 50ml sitting at sub £40 and even the super-sized 150ml for mid-£60’s
    ...
  39. Re: "I didn't want it anyways": The Fragrance Substitution Thread

    I have my fair share of regrets, I’ve let “vintage” bottle of some stuff pass through my collection (or used it all) only to regret it later, I’ve still not substituted my YSL La Nuit De L’Homme 2009...
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    Re: Versace Dylan Blue as a signature scent?

    I’d take ADG Profumo over DB every time, even when people I know have referred to it as a bit “old man” smelling which personally I don’t think it is (I’m I’m my early 30’s). You should go for...
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    Mandarina Duck Black - Blind Buy

    At the end of last year after amassing a rather large collection of blind buys that really left a lot to be desired Iíd decided to dial it back a little and only really pull the trigger on stuff that...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th July, 2020

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    CC - Addictive Arts; Chasing the Dragon Euphoric
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    Re: Where do you keep your fragrances?

    I have a dedicated cupboard for them, nothing fancy like some of the other guys but it holds around 175-200 bottles (I donít have that many) but hope to one day fill it.

    I donít keep any in my...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2020

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    Local retailer having a closing down sale, chance to grab some heavily discounted designers, might end up grabbing a few more tbh as they were selling off loads.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th July, 2020

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    Prada L’Homme
  46. Re: Best YSL men's fragrance for daily summer use?

    One YSL for everything.... hmmm

    For me it would be a coin toss between L’Homme and Y

    Although I still prefer La Nuit De L’Homme as my favourite from their lineup (even the reformulation) but...
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    What size do you buy?

    Iíve never really thought much about this, but my brother visited over the weekend and he said to me ďwhy do you always buy the large bottles of aftershaveĒ, to be honest Iíd never realised that I...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2020

    Three additions for me today:-

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    Vera Wang Men, got a few special occasions (weddings) coming up and this has always been a great fit for these types of situation, tbh...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th July, 2020

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    Bleu de Chanel Parfum
  50. Re: Versatile office niche scent for under 150$?

    For me Iíd go Creed GIT or Original Vetiver for office wear, any particular reason why itís got to be niche though? As your excluding things like Mugler Cologne, Prada LíHomme or Chanel AHS which are...
  51. Re: Your Top 3 popular fragrances that you just don't like

    There are definitely more than just three, but from the top of my head

    Polo Green
    Fahrenheit
    Kouros

    Everyone else seems to love them...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th July, 2020

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    Azzaro Chrome Pure - I’ve always enjoyed the soothing effect this fragrance has on me and I find the creamy Tonka fantastic even if I only get 4-6 hours out of this one is a great summer...
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    Dior Homme 2020...

    I was fortunate enough to be gifted a bottle of Dior Homme 2020 for my birthday last month... as someone that has only owned the ďclassicĒ Dior Homme I was a little surprised at just how different...
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    Best way to spend £100

    So, lockdown finally lifted in the UK on the weekend and after a long few months shut in we had our first group meet-up (maintaining 1m social distancing of course). There were 6 of us in total, and...
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    Re: Most overrated fragrances

    6 x cheaper doesn’t change that it’s overrated, even at its current RRP I wouldn’t tough it, poor composition, lasts around an hour then settles to a skin scent, sure you get a little bit of that...
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    Re: Most overrated fragrances

    Montblanc Explorer, I get it, it’s a mainstream designer “clone” of Creeds Aventus but personally when side by side to Aventus I don’t find it that close (and it definitely doesn’t last or project).
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    Letís Talk: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

    So, yesterday I visited my brother in Manchester, he needed to return something to Selfridges so inevitably we ended up downstairs in the fragrance department, we look through the usual stuff (maybe...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    You might be pleased to hear it’s still available on the Dior website https://www.dior.com/en_gb/products/beauty-Y0996445-dior-homme-parfum-parfum
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport vs Eau Extreme

    Eau Extreme or Versace Pour Homme would be a better fit imo
  60. Re: Celebrating Differences: What do YOU Enjoy About Perfume?

    My favourite thing about fragrances is usually what they mean to me, like a lot of people I have them directly linked with great memories from the past and whenever I smell them again those memories...
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    Re: Rank all the Dior scents

    That’s some task, there’s got to be 80+ fragrances including flankers.

    <>Edit<> Fragrantica lists 240 in their database for the house of Dior.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th February, 2020

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    Re: Gap filling...

    I’m probably missing stuff that would be great for when we transition out of winter and towards spring/summer, I love the smell of aquatics but from the ones I’ve tried the longevity is extremely...
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    Gap filling...

    Hey,

    Iím hoping that you guys might be able to help me, Iíve been going through my full bottles (50ml+ decants) and noticed that I seem to have a fair few gaps as far as different types of scents...
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    Re: What Creed to buy next- serious topic

    Personally I like Himalaya but it doesn’t seem to get a lot of love...

    You’ve probably discounted the choices I would have gone for next.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th February, 2020

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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Although they share the same dna/vibe Cologne is a good bit fresher and brighter (less longevity though), have you tried both?

    Personally, I would say neither for a student, I’d put my money...
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    Re: A classier version of D&G The One?

    Give Vera Wang for Men a try, layered with Lacoste LíHomme Intense gives a D&G The One vibe but still different enough that itís not mistaken for it.
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    Re: Finding a new scent, or not.

    If you liked Sauvage maybe try an alternative ďblueĒ fragrance such as Blue de Chanel, Versace Dylan Blue, YSL Y Eau de Parfum or Bvlgari Aqua Pour Homme Atlantiqve, each share this type of vibe but...
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    Re: Which Dior Homme is best?

    Dior Homme Parfum for me
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    Re: Masculine powdery scents

    +1 for Burberry Brit

    Strangely I also find that the dry down of Joop Homme has a powdery feel to it (maybe just me).
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    Re: Masculine powdery scents

    Double post
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    Re: Masculine powdery scents

    +1 for Burberry Brit

    Strangely I also find that the dry down of Joop Homme has a powdery feel to it (maybe just me).
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Tobacco Vanille - not my scent of the day but a colleague was wearing it to our morning meeting, I’d forgot how gorgeous it smells once it’s settled and how it’s presence can fill a room.
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    Re: Modern Frag & Frag Review Pet Peeves

    This, and Iíve probably been guilty myself a couple of times but there are far better descriptives that give a more precise indication of the frag than ďsexyĒ.
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    Re: What are you Layering/Mixing today?

    Lacoste L’Homme and Vera Wang for Men = Tom Ford for Men // D&G The One (can’t really decide which one but both come to mind).
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I think it’s really underrated tbh it makes a great alternative to D&G’s The One although still different enough to be enjoyed as it’s own thing but with far superior performance, I think it can be...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th January, 2020

    Lacoste LíHomme with Vera Wang for Men
  79. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Mugler Cologne (Come Together) - Ordered as a safe office fragrance but it’s a blind buy so hoping it doesn’t let me down.
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    Re: Latest Ralph Lauren - Polo Deep Blue!

    Also liking the bottle, I don’t really buy any Ralph Lauren frags but this looks really safe so I might give it a try.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Loads of love for Vera Wang Man from coworkers, also had praise for Dior Homme Parfum from someone who followed me up a flight of stairs in my building.

    Had a female follow me out of Asda a couple...
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    Poll: Re: Stuck in a rut for spring

    One of the Bleu de Chanel range (I prefer EdP), unfortunately you won’t get a full day from any of the Allure Homme Sport range (which is a real shame).
  83. Re: Which male fragrances do women really, really hate?

    Iíve only had a handful of bad reactions, but the majority of my collection is mainstream.

    The only repeat offender from my lot was Spice Bomb, wore it a few times and had multiple negative type...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Dior Homme Parfum - Interview Panel
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    Fakhrul Oudh - Anyone tried it?

    Someone I follow on Instagram uploaded a photo of a fragrance earlier in the week, at first I thought it was a new Tom Ford (or at least one Iíd not seen before), as the photo wasnít great and the...
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    Re: Cheapies for the Office?

    Because I canít afford more, unless you were meaning just get one... although I think a part of me would die inside if I was just to wear one fragrance for 10 hours + 5 days a week, 260 days of the...
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    Cheapies for the Office?

    Hey,

    Hope everyone had a good weekend :)

    Next month Iíll be moving into a new career and having to share an office (50 or so people) currently I wear very loud fragrances for work but moving...
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    Re: Guerlain Samsara - Help

    I’ve advised her to try eBay although she doesn’t seem happy about that as a solution, not much else I can do I guess, thank you for the replies :)
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Picked up two cheapies, Bentley Men Intense and Salvatore Ferragamo F Black both 100ml and for a total less than £50, couldn’t go wrong to be honest.
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    Guerlain Samsara - Help

    Hey,

    Hoping to get some help with this, my mum loves Samsara and itís her favourite perfume, unfortunately it seems to have been reformulated and fully repackaged and she just canít get away with...
  91. Re: Do youtube fragrance reviewers really have any influence?

    I tend to do things in reverse, I usually watch ďreviewsĒ after Iíve purchased the fragrance as I like to hear others opinions on it.
  92. What fragrance for Geralt of Rivia (The Witcher)?

    With all of The Witcher hype this weekend (a must watch imo), it got me wondering... what type of fragrance would everyone over here feel best suits the character of Geralt of Rivia??

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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd December, 2019

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    Dior Homme Parfum

    Picked up a bottle of this after some advice from here on the forums, absolutely in love with the scent, it’s simply amazing! Do I have somewhere to go today to wear...
  94. Re: Dior Sauvage Tops All Men's Fragrance Sales In UK This Christmas Season

    List looks very close to what is popular among friends and family. Also reflects what I’m usually smelling in pubs, clubs, the train etc etc... people here may not like them but looking through them...
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    Which of the following?

    Iím never a huge fan of when people do this but Iíve been asked by a family member to choose a fragrance from Debenhams (UK Department Store - www.debenhams.com) as my Christmas gift but Iím a little...
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    Re: Interview Fragrance Advice

    Just worried that I’ll smell by the time of the interview rolls around
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    Re: Interview Fragrance Advice

    So for everyone saying “nothing” what’s the advice to make it from 06:30-17:00 as that’s a loooooong time and I’ll be working all day?
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    Re: Interview Fragrance Advice

    Hmmm, hadn’t really thought of no fragrance, my interview isn’t until early evening so I just hope I don’t smell by the time the interview rolls around.



    I’m fortunate enough to know all three...
  99. Re: Fragrance for office winter and summer

    Not Spicebomb for the office, that stuff projects like a beast, way too strong for a confined space imo, you want something a little more subtle and generally mass appealing such as:-

    Summer:-...
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    Interview Fragrance Advice

    Hey,

    Hope everyone has had a good week so far :)

    Iíve got an interview next week and itís got me thinking about what fragrance people would recommend to wear for this type of situation? Would...
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