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    Probably bought around 50 bottles over the last couple of years as there was a lot I wanted to try. Below are the regular wearers I’d rate 8 or over-

    Spring summer day

    Ferrari Bright Neroli
    Ferrari Noble fig
    A&F first instinct

    Spring summer night

    Mont Blanc legend spirit
    Azzaro chrome pure

    Autumn winter day

    YSL Y Parfum

    Autumn winter night

    Perry Ellis M

    Out with wife

    Guerlain L’homme ideal EDP

    Out with lads

    Versace Eros


    So yeah, a little bit over the top. Can’t stress enough how good those Ferrari’s are for the price. Noble fig being better than anything Aqua Di Parma have to offer.


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    I’ve always liked Mont Blanc Legend, but their new Explorer is fantastic, well worth sniffing out; and yes it even reminds me of Adventus Creed and lasts really well. About £72 for 100ml. Great stuff.

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    For true aftershave, stick with the experts.

    Geo F Trumper make some superb, more traditional and remarkably refined aftershaves. Their store in Mayfair is an absolute treasure trove.

    Away from the shaving pros, I'm a man for Narcisco Rodriguez. Yet to know anyone else who's ever heard of it. Thus my signature scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astraeus View Post
    Narcisco Rodriguez. Yet to know anyone else who's ever heard of it.
    Easy to find and cheap when it's time to stock up.

    https://www.theperfumeshop.com/narciso-rodriguez/b/55

    https://www.debenhams.com/beauty/narciso-rodriguez

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    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post

    All for the ladies.

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    Eau sauvage. Old style. Clear bottle silver top. Been using for many years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul staines View Post
    Eau sauvage. Old style. Clear bottle silver top. Been using for many years.
    ^^^^^This
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    All for the ladies.
    Yep. The ladies' scent is much more common. I think Boots stock it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astraeus View Post
    Yep. The ladies' scent is much more common. I think Boots stock it.
    On that Debenhams link now, pretty sure it wasn't few days ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astraeus View Post
    Away from the shaving pros, I'm a man for Narcisco Rodriguez. Yet to know anyone else who's ever heard of it. Thus my signature scent.
    They did a sent a few years ago that the girls in the office must of bought 12 bottles each to stock up on, to this day they still moan about not buying more.

    It's a brand that's known, just not by the everyday person.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    On that Debenhams link now, pretty sure it wasn't few days ago!
    It was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by optix View Post
    They did a sent a few years ago that the girls in the office must of bought 12 bottles each to stock up on, to this day they still moan about not buying more.

    It's a brand that's known, just not by the everyday person.



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    Not a million miles from my own experience a few years ago, which was gratitude tainted by frustration that people passing through Abu Dhabi airport saw fit to buy me one bottle as a "saw this and thought you might want some" but just the one bottle.

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    Tried Roja Danger in Harrods on Wednesday... Bloody lovely stuff, but at £250 for 50ml they can keep it.

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    Baccarat Rouge 540 currently getting lots of air time...


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    Originally Posted by Astraeus
    Narcisco Rodriguez. Yet to know anyone else who's ever heard of it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    Tried this in Stuttgart airport recently ...



    - seemed very similar to Terre d'Hermes to my untrained nose ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    All for the ladies.
    My missus wears this but some years ago bought me the male version . It was not bad if I recall.

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    An old favourite...actually bought in the Altstadt in Innsbruck a week ago...Alt Innsbruck is available in the U.K.
    http://www.carterandbond.com/brands/Alt-Innsbruck.phtml

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    Of all the ones I wear Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Male seems to be the most popular with the laydeez


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    I got some of this delivered today. I also have the real thing, but it's running out so I thought I'd take a punt.

    I honestly can not tell the difference, and a quick sniff test by SWMBO corroborates this.

    I also got 20% off following a previous purchase, so £28 for 50ml of Aventus is excellent VFM


    For info, their Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud clone is pretty bob-on too !

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    Not sure it's been mentioned before, but Cardinal by Heeley. Bought from Nose in Paris who have a superb range of fragrances not easily available in the UK.

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    I have a dozen or so but being old school my fav is still RL Polo green. My kids hate the smell but I like it so as Frank would say I slosh it all over

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    Recently picked up a bottle of this EDP



    Nice & light for summer and available pretty cheap.

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    Acqua di Parma Colonia & their Oud are some of my favourites.

    Keeping with the watch theme, Omega Aqua Terra EDT is also a regular amd gets quite a lot of positive comments.

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    I have a new favourite, its called ‘Greenhouse’
    a Vetiver and Laurel mix with bits of peat, cactus and leather plus a few others.

    all created by myself with a bit of help of a qualified perfumer at Mo61 in Warsaw (they also have a shop in Grasse) you basically tell them what you like, and they they place a few jars in front of you and you smell the glass stoppers as the jars themselves are often too pungent, one of them made me recoil in horror as it was like smelling salts.
    they slowly add ingredients and if you don’t like something they dilute it down by adding back what you do like until you are happy.
    you test it on your skin as the formula develops.
    they also know what base notes to add or if you need something at the top.
    I knew a bit about perfume so asked a few questions as we went along, the perfumer really liked what we created.
    you name it and they type the label up on a typewriter and then put the formula on a card with your name so you can re-order.

    they have some premixed house scents, some of which are quite off the wall like ‘fog’, ‘Take me to the church’ (yes it smells of a old church)
    She gave me a sample of this with added Vetiver and Tourbe (soil/turf)

    a very memorable experience and well worth the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul staines View Post
    Eau sauvage. Old style. Clear bottle silver top. Been using for many years.
    Agreed. The new version in the dark bottles is terrible but the original is fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bond View Post
    Anyone smelt Floris 89? I've yet to sample it

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    I had a sample from the Floris shop. My other half loved it initially but after a while it has that baby powder/soapy scent that is common to lots of older fragrances.

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    Creed GIT , Silver mountain water and Guerlain Vetiver for me at the moment.

    I only seem to like GIT on cooler days

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    Really like Chanel Egoiste Platinum.

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    Emporio Armani, Stronger With You and Boss Intense are the current ones.
    Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.

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    Hugo Boss reversed , bought for me by my lady so the women seem to like it, thats all that matters right :D

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    Just a little update on this one. I know a few members have used the services of Palmolive on the Basenotes forum for various split deals.

    Since my last purchase Palmolive has improved the packaging and you now receive the fragrance in a clear dumpy bottle as shown below:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Mac View Post
    Just a little update on this one. I know a few members have used the services of Palmolive on the Basenotes forum for various split deals.

    Since my last purchase Palmolive has improved the packaging and you now receive the fragrance in a clear dumpy bottle as shown below:

    Looks nice, how much would 100ml be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodder View Post
    Looks nice, how much would 100ml be?
    This is the thread in question, best direct any questions to the man himself.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/457...ted-Fierce-Int

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    I have bought a few from them and they are very good, try the sample pack with the regular discounts it’s even better.

    https://copycatfragrances.co.uk/


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    Just had some Polo 'Blue' EDT bought for me. Lovely smell 👃

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizz View Post
    I have bought a few from them and they are very good, try the sample pack with the regular discounts it’s even better.

    https://copycatfragrances.co.uk/


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    It's amazing how brazen these copiers are. They must be on the edge of illegality.

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    I get asked what I am wearing a lot. I would feel uncomfortable saying Creed Aventura when it was a copy. Do you say I'm wearing a fake Creed Aventus?

    Is it any difference to wearing a fake Rolex. Looks like one, will convince others it's one but it isn't one.

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    I bought some Tom Ford amber leather very nice for autumn and winter

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    Still using Aramis EdC, many years
    Have in fact received several compliments, but we all 'smell' different apparently , and for evenings Loewe Esencia - loooovely

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    I've got a few on the go, 2 are Jo Malone, and the other is Creed Millesime Imperial.

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    In price order ...

    Creed Viking
    RL Polo Green (long term favourite)
    Ted Baker

    It was a toss up between the two and will probably try Aventus next time when the Viking runs out. Can’t justify having two bottles of Creed on the go at the same time.

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    Milton & Lloyd Victor #9. Great buy if you want a cheap Aventus clone

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    Frapin 1270 is one of my favourites, quite subtle and sweet

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