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    I have been curious to try 4711, any users here?

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    Guerlain Santal Royal has been my recent scent. A good, long lasting and distinctive smell that is not too overpowering. Other than that I have a couple of Tom Fords and am also keen on Chanel Allure Sport.
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    Chanel Egoiste Platinum if I'm after something a little stronger, Chanel Allure Homme for something fresher.

    And any aftershave has to have a deodorant, shower gel and preferably moisturiser/balm available for that layering effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Litcan91 View Post
    I prefer Aqua di Parma Capri, from the Mediterraneano collection. It's a very fresh, light & citrusy unisex fragrance.
    I like the smell of my Ford Capri. It smells of oil, petrol and leather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernestrome View Post
    I have been curious to try 4711, any users here?

    Yup I get mine off Amazon or the bay - Pleasant smell - very little sting post shave.

    Fragrance is not what you would call long lasting but for the price it is phenomenal - rich in Neroli at the outset.

    I often wear it in combo with Tom Fords Portofino.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernestrome View Post
    I have been curious to try 4711, any users here?
    I got the cologne, the spray and the roll on stick. They all smell great but the fragrance disappears by the time you've put the lid back on.

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    +1 for creed Adventus

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    I have a few on the go at the moment.
    Creed Aventus, GIT, Silver mountain water , Spice and Wood and also Terre d'Hermes pure perfume.

    I'm hoping to get some Tom Ford Tuscan Leather next.

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    somebody mentioned it below but scentsamples website is excellent.

    the atomisers you get with the samples work well and last the distance...

    and the 15% off TF helps :)

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    Easy...

    Issey Miyake...

    Enough said...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    I like the smell of my Ford Capri. It smells of oil, petrol and leather.
    Nice comparison haha

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    Aftershaves - any favourites?

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    Aftershaves - any favourites?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    I like the smell of my Ford Capri. It smells of oil, petrol and leather.
    Smells like Fahrenheit. An all time favourite.

    http://smellitivity.com/fahrenheit-dior/


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    For the last few years my standard "squirt-it-on-in-the-morning" has been Armani Eau de Nuit, which is quite pleasant, but I've been wondering about taking a step up in quality and what to try. Another thread to follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by draftsmann View Post
    For the last few years my standard "squirt-it-on-in-the-morning" has been Armani Eau de Nuit, which is quite pleasant, but I've been wondering about taking a step up in quality and what to try. Another thread to follow.
    definitely give it a go, some are great..

    I think these are nice ...

    Tom Ford Tobacco Oud, Tom Ford Noir de Noir, Frederic Malle Noir Epices

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    Another Terre D'Hermes wearer here, I tend to use that in the evening and Creed Tabarome for the day. Neither are cheap, especially the Creed, however I don't wear fragrances at work (strong scents not allowed) so bottles last years and not months

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    Valentino uomo for me.

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    This is my favourite - I've had a lot of comments about it, - however, I think different aftershaves suit and smell different on different people..



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    Issey Miyake - L'Eau D'issey (general daytime; other 2 evening and events)
    Terre D'Hermes
    Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino

    keep thinking I should add something from Creed or similar but due to working from home most of the time I tend to just shower & moisturise most days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardShark View Post
    Another Terre D'Hermes wearer here, I tend to use that in the evening and Creed Tabarome for the day. Neither are cheap, especially the Creed, however I don't wear fragrances at work (strong scents not allowed) so bottles last years and not months
    I'm intriqued as to what industry you work in where strong aftershave is forbidden!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimyu View Post
    I'm intriqued as to what industry you work in where strong aftershave is forbidden!?
    Food/drink production/processing - the theory is that strong scents can taint products, though it very much depends on the product itself. There's zip chance that I personally could affect product quality given my role however it's a factory rule we all abide by.

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    Another Terre de Hermes wearer but I mix it up with Tom Ford Black Orchid mainly in the winter as it's quite powerful/heady and Guerlain Vetiver in the summer for something lighter.

    Used to wear Creed Green Irish tweed but it smelled like cheap soap on me.

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    Hermes Rocabar, when I can find it. Terre de Hermes when I can't.

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    Declaration by Cartier

    Love it

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    I can't get on with Terre d'hermes for some reason, but do have a steadily growing collection.

    I generally stick to green Irish tweed, Tom Ford neroli portofino and Aventus in the spring/ summer months and then switch to Burberry 'London' or viktor and Rolf 'spicebomb' in the winter.

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    Terre is the only fragrance I've ever worn that ladies (known and unknown) have commented on, so I wear it almost all of the time. 😉

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimeThoughts View Post
    Acqua di Parma for me, simple, elegant, class. A fresh old fashioned scent...

    Thats my favourite. Alway get asked when wearing it. Old school Armani also the one that smells like lemons.


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    Tom Ford Neroli Portofino is my favourite, but I have two more unusual fragrances: Knize 10 (probably the strongest scent I've ever tried - a mixture of tobacco and leather) and L'Anarchiste by Caron (another strong scent). I've also used Colonia in the past and really like it.

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    As well as Aqua di Parma Colonia (am) and Oud (pm) - recently added Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet. Lovely and fresh...

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    Terre D' Hermes and Chanel Allure Sport for me.
    Think i'll give that scent samples a blast.

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    Bunch of bloody faries you lot. Try something masculine FFS....


















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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    There can only be one . . .


    he said non-stinging that stuff although rather good will sizzle the chops off you all day long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimyu View Post
    Has anyone tried any of the Roja scents? They are crazy expensive!
    Yep, tried the Amber Oud by Roja Dove. Fantastic initial tones, but so rich it's a little fatiguing to wear.

    For regular wear I'd add to the recommendations for Creed Aventus, and add one for Penhaligon's Halfeti.

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    I'm partial to a more citrus-heavy scent, short of rubbing an orange over my face in the morning, which would sting a bit if I actually shaved, I've settled on CKOne.

    I also like the Blue and Orange Ralph Lauren Polo scents.

    For work though I just use any old cheap rubbish from Primani, I spend half my life slaving away in that place, I'm damned if I'll pay good money to smell like a model while I'm doing it!

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    Variety of Comme de Garcons (Wildwood, Blackpepper and 2), although currently wearing Dior Sauvage

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    I got a discount code for ScentSamples... SAMPLE10

    It didn't work for me but you may have better luck.

    I just realised how cheap it is on there for the larger bottles. For example Creed Aventus 50ml is almost 50% cheaper than from Selfridges. Is a posh bottle really worth 85!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewwyt View Post
    My favourite is Bleu de Chanel, pricey but worth it!

    Mine too - been using it for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimyu View Post
    Is a posh bottle really worth 85!?
    Depends.

    A decent hand-blown glass bottle, that you can refill, is probably worth it. But if you're happy buying decanted scents in a generic bottle, then I'd tend to agree that there's no point paying for packaging. It would be nice if more brands offered a refill service, rather than forcing people to keep buying the same, apparently disposable but rarely recycled, glass bottles and packaging over and over again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broussard View Post
    It would be nice if more brands offered a refill service, rather than forcing people to keep buying the same, apparently disposable but rarely recycled, glass bottles and packaging over and over again.
    Totally agree but of course their profits would be hit massively.

    Are there any brands that do a refill service?

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    Can't believe nobody's mentiond it yet.

    60 percent of the time, it works everytime !

    It's illegal in 9 countries !!

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    and on a more serious note I am very keen on Dior Homme Intense, it's a parfum so you hadly need any, but it is amazing. Make sure you get the "Intense" version

    second choice: Acqua di Gio Profumo in the black bottle

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    Floris Elite, here.

    Unfortunately, most of the women I know detest it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimyu View Post
    Totally agree but of course their profits would be hit massively.

    Are there any brands that do a refill service?
    Yes. Perfumer H, for example. I'm hoping Haeckels might start soon too, given their stance on the environment.

    Perfumer H's service isn't strictly a refill, but they do have plainly packaged versions that you can use to refill the expensive hand-blown glass bottles they sell. They also come with two atomizers (useful for travel).

    I was also advised by the Frederic Malle salesperson to buy the larger bottle from them and use atomizers. All cuts down on waste, I suppose.
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    Lots of love for Terre d'Hermes on this thread.

    I ended up with some and can't say I like it much - I put it on SC and got flattened in the rush (too cheaply obvs!)

    Current favourite - Malle's French Lover.

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    Polo Green is what I use and many people commen and ask me what it is..... just seems to suit me.
    Same here, also have a dabble with Fahrenheit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broussard View Post
    Yup. Loads of EDT, EDP and EDC in here but very few aftershaves. Do they even exist anymore, or have they become subsumed into moisturisers and shaving creams / gels?
    Speick is around 10 a bottle from Amazon. I love it as an aftershave lotion, as a fragrance it lasts about 10 minutes.

    Win win, IMHO.

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    Tried a few of the popular ones on here at Selfridges yesterday. Most smelled too sweet and sickly for my taste. My favourite so far is Prada Amber Intense which I found by accident as I don't think it has a mention here but has now. Too many fragrances out there - given the way the samplers are splashed about I can see why they are often expensive - have to recoup that wasted money somehow. 400 for a bottle of something by Tom Ford? They must be laughing all the way to the bank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bristolian View Post
    Lots of love for Terre d'Hermes on this thread.

    I ended up with some and can't say I like it much - I put it on SC and got flattened in the rush (too cheaply obvs!)

    Current favourite - Malle's French Lover.
    Not a fan of Td'H, which is odd, because I wear two of Jean-Claude Ellena's other creations (for FM).

    FM FL is a bit too much for me. Currently enjoying Haeckel's GPS 26 3E (wild fennel) and Perfumer H's Moss.

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